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Rural Retreat times. [volume] (Rural Retreat, Va.) 1892-1918, April 14, 1893, Image 7

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Some shepherds pay the most attention
to the fattest sheep.
One of the best of housekeepers is the
woman who hates dirt.
It is hard for the shepherd to fatten
the sheep that prefer to live on husks.
Love your enemies, and you won’t have
any trouble about treating them right.
No woman ever gains anything by
marrying a man whom she cannot love.
The thought that he can be well off
with little, never enters the worldling’s
The more your enemy hates you the
harder you can hit him with kindness and
The nation has no better friend than
the mother who teaches her children to
The world gives nothing in the way of
treasure without sending trouble there
People who wear loud clothes are do
ing their best to make up for some con
scious lack.
Crushing a rose always gives it a
chance to speak louder and s ty more
about itself.
Do your enemy a favor every chance
you get, and it will cut like an ax, if you
do it in the right spirit.
No man ever gets to the top anywhere
without being tried in fires that prove
there is gcod metal in him.
The character of love is the same, sum
mer and winter. It does not change
with circumstance or climate.
There are people who often say, “I’m
too poor to do thus and so,” when they
ought to say, “I’m too stingy.”
Nothing will take the fight out of a
quarrelsome man any quicker than to find
out that there is no fight in you.
Some birds are so taken up with their
bright plumage as to forget that they
have very black feet.—Ram’s Horn.
The World's Orphans.
About 12,500 children pass through
the hands of the authorities of the Paris
Hospital annually, while half as mmy
more are assisted outside The mortality
is about fifteen per cent. Russia pos
sesses two large foundling hospitals, one
at Moscow and the other at St. Peters
burg, the two together accommodating
about twenty thousand children a year.
In Great Britain and Germany, foundlings
are taken care of by private charity, or
under the administration of the poor
Jaws. There are large foundling hospital*
at Mexico, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos
Ayres, and China is noted for the c in
duct of its establishments for the care ot
destitute and abandoned children in
nearly all the large <Jities of the empire.
During the early part of this century it
was customary for foundling hospitals to
use a revolving pillar, or basket,^ or
wheel, in which a child could be de
posited secretly, and this apparatus still
survives in a few foundling hospitals in
Italy. The asylums of Russia lose fro u
fifty to sixty per cent, of the infants seat
annually to them. The Dublin Hospital
was closed, in 1835, on account of the
death rate being four out of five. In
Vienna, it has been as high as seventy
five in one hundred, but in France and
in London, the percentage of mortality
is verv small, not being larger than four.
Of ttie number of asylums for the cure
of destitute and abandoned children ia
New York, the “Foundling Asylum of
the Sisters of Charity” is the important.
It is situated in Sixty-eighth street, be
tween Third and Lexington avenues, and
is controlled by the sisters, under the di
rection of Sister Mary Irene, and tne
New York foundling asylum Bociet.es
and advisory committee. It is supported
by voluntary contributions and by an al
lowance from the city government, and
maintains a children's hospital, a matern
ity hospital and the St. John's Day
Nursery, East Sixty-seventh street, where
children are cared tor while their
mothers are at work. Here one can see
the unhappy mother parting with her
child, and the life of the little one is
traced thereafter, from its infancy in t if
nursery to its happy schooldays in t e
kindergarteu and gymnasium. Here also
a glimpse can be obtained of one of tne
modes of amusing little children employed
in the asyh m, by teaching tl em to be
come acton, in a small way. — Once A
Tendencies and Effects.
Bnc'fl phase of a man’s mind and
ilfe, says L. G. Wunder in Leisure
Jlours, is fraught with pleasure or
pain,and worthy of praise or blame, ac
cording to the motives or principle by
>hich he is actuated and guided, for
its result, and “the thread of our life
is of a mingled yarn.” Sir Walter
Scott writes, “There’s aye gude and
ill i’ the chief..”
If a man follows the bent of his
own inclinations, he must keep his
passions and desires under the com
trol of reason, or ho may do many
things amiss which will cause him
regret. Peace chooses for her home
the breast in which she finds har
Inony. To every earnest heart, lire
will seem richer and brighter in com.
paniooship with, toll, disappointment
and reverses, if fnrUflM*. with
strength, resolution and endurance,
than when p»*»«d away in elegant
ease and the pride >'{ profusion. Mer
who would take the vorld by storm
rather than sile .tly, work f r their
own welfare and the public go'd; men
who will allow tb* ifforts df their
souls to be wasted in u»eless pursuit
after chimerical objects, without ;l
fixed purpose to; ain >■ hat is best and
most reliable, will never attain any
beneficial results for themselves oj
others. Beneath the mantle of con,
'.ventionalism the human heart is stilt
seen throbbing, filled with hope and!
(desire for improvement, though selL
isbness, prejudice and vanity may
have dominated our lives and caused'
bur own actions to degenerate. The
man who wanders from right and
fluty is sure to go adrift and be at the
Jnercy of contending elements.
(Honor and integrity are thereby sure
safeguards of home.
The Poultry Raiser*’ lltWo of Ton.
Ten hens in a bouse that is ten
feet square, with yards ten times the
size of the house, is a rule to follow.
Ten hens with one male is the correct
mating, and ten eggs under a setting
hen in winter, are enough. Ten
weeks is long enough to keep a broiler
before It goes to market, and a pair
of ducks or fowls should weigh not
over ten pounds. Ten cento per
pound Is the average price for fowls
In market, and 10 cents should feed a
hen oee month.
About $40,000,000 is paid every
year In Germany for the creation and
preservation of forests; 200,000 fam
ilies are supported from them, while
something like 3,000,000 find employ
ment in the various wood industries
of the empire. The total revenue
from the forests amounts to $14,500,
000, and the current expenses are
sg-fioa oaa
For impure or th;n Blood, Weakness, Mala*
ria, Neuralgia, Indigestion and Biliousness,
tak.> Brown’s Iron Bitters—it gives strength,
making old persons feel young—and young
persons strong; pleasant to take.
An unostentHtous gift—A loan.
“Remember that in Garfield Tea you have an
unfailing remedy for Indl estion. Sick Head
ache and every attending ill that an abused
stomach can make you suffer. Every druggist
sells it. 25c., 50c. and $1.”
Gets down to work—The pillow-maker.
For Dyspepsia, Indigestion and Stomach dis
orders, use Brown’s Iron Bitters- the Best
Tonic. It rebuilds the Blood and strengthens
the muscles. A splendid medicine forwtak
and debilitated persons.
Bose diamonds are liable to explode.
For Couglis and Throat Troubles use
Brown’s Bhonciuai. Troches.—“They stop
an attack of my asthma cough very promptly.”
—C\ Falch, Miami viUe. Ohio.
Praise never has to beootxed osing.
I^oyal Baling Powder
Js Absolutely Pure
\A/HILE there are so man}' alum baking pow
* ' ders in the market, the use of which all
physicians decide render the food unwholesome
and liable to produce dyspepsia and other
ailments, housekeepers should exercise the ut
most care to p-'ivent any powder but the Royal
from being brought into their kitchens.*1
)In the use of Royal there is an absolute
certainty of pure and wholesome food.
The official State Chemists report: The
Royal Baking Powder does not contain am
monia, alum, lime, nor any injurious ingre
dients. It is absolutely pure and wholesome.
The Government reports show aP othei
baking powders to contain impurities.
$Tn the use of any baking powder but Royai
there is uncertainty if not actual danger.
It is unwise to take chances in matters of
dife and health.
The Boat Cough Syrup. ^
I Tastes Good. Use in tirne.l
Isold by Druggists.
We offer
you a ready
made medicine for Coughs,
Bronchitis and other dis
eases of the Throat and
Lungs. Like other so called
Patent Medicines, it is well
advertised, and having merit
it has attained a wide sale
under the name of Piso’s
Cure for Consumption.
It is now a “Nostrum,”
though at first it was com
pounded after a prescription
by a regular physician, with
no idea that it would ever
go on the market as a proprie
tary medicine. But after
compounding that prescrip
tion over a thousand times in
one year, we named it “Piso's
Cure for Consumption,” and
began advertising it in a
small way. A medicine
known all over the world is
the result.
Why is it not just as good
as though costing fifty cents
to a dollar for a prescription
and an equal sum to have it
put up at a drug store?
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
fently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the te^te and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared onlv from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one '
wishes to try it. Do not accept

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