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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY, JULY 16, 1892
WOMAN AND HOME.
THE REFINING AND LASTING INFLU
ENCE OF A MOTHER'S LOVE.
Thing 11 You i g Ytn Should Know Sim
pin 1'rnvnitltrii FnM.urn In HmhcI
iIIIiik Clutlir The Poml oT Infant.
Tnny KIIU Molhu.
No mutter how times limy change, ntul
we by force of clrciimitnncc nre compelled
to dinner with them, thcrolHononcntlinent
that utand firm and true through nil the
ages, 11 bright point of light ninld thoshlft
tag blackness of earth' sweet trlnln n
mother' low. It matters not that bnby
hood has long since been left lielilndj it
means no diminution In the protecting ten
derness In that mother heart that wo havo
passed tlio age where physical help In
needed to guide our tottering infant feet,
dry onrchlldlsh tears and sympathlzo with
our llttlo sorrows we do not change to her.
Life's greater and fuller troubles tlmt roll
like overwhelming billows upon the strng
ling man or woman are still to the dear
faithful heart the worries of her baby boy
The mother never realizes tlmt tho years
have, changed, her little one Into a strong,
helpful adult.' Shu knows ho needs her,
and she it is of nil tlia world that can com
fort as no other comforter mid counsel, as
no other adviser. She reads the heart; the
world judges the actions. She feels where
others may condemn. She, In it word Is
"mother," and what more can bo said?
Tho day will come when those tired hands
nre folded, never more to toll for the child
of her heart; when tho.su loving eyes are
closed, never more to open In glad surprise
nt tho coining of one most dear, and the
world will go on, but never quite the same
to the ono who has laid away in the grave
tlmt denr one who understood the trials,
who smoothed the aching brow, who looked
not upon the little mistakes with the cold,
cruel searchlight of worldly wisdom anil
condemned uuknouJng and unthinking
those actions that she could Interpret in n
fnr different manner.
Does not tho memory of that love stimu
late to better deeds and nobler ambitious?
Does not the heart cry out In the lonely j
watches or tho night for Just one more
look nt the face long since passed from
our night, and nre there not times when
even in the midst of the hurry mid heat of
the day wo sigh for those other times,
perhaps before the world smiled favorably
upon us, when little economies and grind
ing tolls seemed so hard to bear, but which
now nppcnr but the airy trillcs of tho Im
agination? For then Indeed wo were bless
ed, though wo realized It not we had our
The tender binding love of mother and
child is thoone that lives. There Isnodlm
Inutlon; selfishness and sordid considera
tions have no placo in such an affection,
and though lovers prove fickle, husbands
change and friends are false, ono can ul
ways look to mother for nn abiding love,
"whether In her living, breathing care and
affection or in the sacred memory of her
devotion in those dnys before she passed
away forever. Philadelphia Times.
Tiling u Yiiunir Wife Should Knoir.
A young wife ought to know that she Is
a possible, even probable, mother, and con
sequently should so order her life that
when her kingdom comes it may prove a
joy and blessing to her. It is a sad com
ment on the civilization of this age that
tho advent of the first baby too often
proves the inauguration of a scries of dis
eases resulting In a nervous, irritable
mother of n peevish, ailing child.
A young mother ought to know that
monthly nurses are not ' infallible, mid
therefore her own common sense must to
Bomo extent control and modify the nurse's
treatment of buby.
Discipline should begin within twenty
four hours of his birth, regular hours lor
feeding, Bleeping and bathing being abso
lutely essential to his welfare as well as
for her own peace and comfort.
Frequent nnd unnecessary handling is
positively injurious during tho early days
of his existence, n baby, like a kitten or
any other young animal, being all the bet
ter oil for n llttlo wholesome neglect.
Ho should sleep by himself.
Linen diapers are less harsh to the sensi
tive skin of an infant than cotton, unless
tho latter are very old. Cotton Is often
advocated In preference to linen upon the
ground tlmt It is not so cold when wet,
but a wet diaper is a cold diaper of what
ever material it may be, and should not bo
allowed to remain on the child for a mo
ment. Prolonged and excessive crying may
sometimes cause rupture of the navel In a
young Infant. In such enso a physlclnu
should be at once consulted, as navel rup
ture la readily controlled during infancy.
It is less easily managed in later child
hood and Incurable In adult age.
Long trailing rolws on nn Infant are
cruel and absurd. He should be warmly
but lightly dressed in clothes reaching not
more than n quarter of a yard beyond his
It is always well to know what to do be
fore the doctor comes. Serious trouble
can many times be obviated by good nurs
ing and the application of local remedies,
and mothers should be wise In their gener
ation nnd study into these things some
what, as diphtheria, scarlet fever or croup
work sonlarmiiigly fast nnd work sodeadly
When nn epidemic of any of tho above
mentioned scourges is raging tho follow
ing disinfectant has been found excellent:
Turpentine, 1 ounce; oil of eucalyptus,
1 ounce; carbolic acid, 2 ounces. A table
poonful of this mixture should be placed
in no open vessel of boiling water on the
stovo in the living room and constantly
renewed ns needed.
Another absolutely essential disinfectant
is thorough cleanliness. This has been di
lated upon so often that it would seem
that every one must be aware of Its im
portance; but nlasl there is still room for
improvement In the matter. The garbage
bucket, drains aud cellars are constantly
dealing out death by poison.
Membranous croup or diphtheria in Its
first stages can often be relieved by burn
ing equal parts of tar and turpentine, the
patient inhaling the dense black fumes
thnt arise from the mixture. Alxiut one
tablespoouful of each should he placed on
n shovel and then lighted. In a short time
tho membrane thus loosened will be emit
ted from the throat. The sooty fumes lin
ing the room will soil everything they
come in contact with, but that Is a small
matter when life Is at stake. This does
not at all Intel fere with tho doctor's medi
cines, L. 1C. Chittenden-In Homciimkcr.
ruiulturt) In huiiilillliiK ('Indict.
Since the tiny when tho crocheted tidy
Invaded our households the mania lor
making and buying things to cover up fur
nltiuu kcenis to have been Monthly on the
Intrense. Various Kensington nnd othei
ncliooN have develop d the fancy for em
broidery, nnd the faculty for doing It until
according to the U-st authorities on lhl
subject, nn well regulated household l
complete without n certain amount ol
inonior less artistic needlework. Tatting,
netting, drawn work, spatter work, as well
ns various plain, embroidered and painted
silks and satins, have nt divers nnd sundr
times thine duty ns a decorative fad.
There have been Indications of the do
cadence of the altogether senseless and llli
practical practice of covering furniture ol
all sorts with draperies and curtains and
tidies, but such n desperate elTort Is made
to retain these trimmings that it Is almost
a matter of doubt whether tho null
millinery millennium Is likely to dawn in
soon ns w-o havo fondly hoped for, If nt all.
Of course thero Is something to bo said on
both sides of tho subject. This drapery
fashion gives employment to n great ninny
women, and Is, In n way, good for busl
ness. Tlds Is one of the claims put for
ward to hold the stylo In favor, but most
people have beeoino so weary of It that
there Is an Imperative demand for a change,
or nt lenst some modlllcntlon which shall
relievo our apartments of tlio plethora ol
A table cover, piano cover, portiere or n
full sired drapery for n handsome lounge
Is a legitimate article nnd has reason for
being, but nblt of silk twisted around a
picture, some other bit thrown over the
arm of a chair, a fringed out section over
the top of a sofa or some diaphanous mate
rial lloatlng around an easel has ho appur
cut cause for existence, except it Imi the
desire to do something more or less artistic
nnd generally a good deal less. Xew Yotk
The l'timl of Infants.
Specialists for children acknowledge
very generally that the most impoitant
consideration! In regard to tho enre of
children during Infancy concern food
and its assimilation, proper clothing aud
hygienic Influences. In regard to food,
mother's milk, when of good quality
(which must bo determined principally by
results), is undoubtedly the most desirable,
(f for any reason It must be withheld, a
substitute must bo found that closely re
scmhlcs It. Animal milk is supposed t'
be the best basis for tills substitute, cow
milk preferably, although It is difficult to
digest on account of the caseineit contains.
Tills cheesy, Indigestible element fonns
large compact curds In the stomach, which
produce irritation and pain, and many Ills
Incidental to Infancy can bo traced to this
The proportion of water required to re
duce this caseiue Is one-half for very oung
infants, and about one-third as the child
grows older. This necessary dilution
naturally reduces the fat, consequently
cream must be added, beginning with two
tcaspootifuls, Increasing gradually to a
tablespoouful by the time the child is a
year old. Do not increase the cream after
this, no matter how much milk Is used.
Milk sugar must be ndded to supply the
peculiar sugar found in mother's mrlk,
beginning font very young infant with a
quarter of a tenpoonful nnd increasing
gradually to a teaspoouful, which is the
maximum amount to be given. Add a
pinch of salt to each portion. This food
will Ik; found to agree with a child that Is
in average health. Louise K. Ilogan In
Tansy KIIU Moth.
There is one uie preventive of moths,
and one which I have never seen men
tioned. It Is tansy. Sprinkle the leaves
freely about your woolens and furs, the
moths will never get Into them. When I
was a child my grandmother used to send
me to tho tansy patch on the hill with a
large basket In which to bring home plen
ty of tansy leaves. In the garret were live
large hair covered trunks, studded with
brass nails, filled with her best blankets,
coverlets, llannel sheets, etc. Some of them
had never been used until my grandmother
had grandchildren, notwithstanding she
always had a large family to provide beds
for. Hut the supply of her bedding, linen
nnd other household articles were in ex
cess of the demand.
This large amount of bedding, table
cloths, towels nnd linen sheets were spun
nnd woven In her father's house, nnd the
girls were given full liberty to take all
they were willing to make up for them
selves. That was part of their marriage
dower. I can well remember how grand
mother took the extra supply out of those
trunks in the garret once a year, hung the
articles on a clothesline down In the or
chard, bent them and then put them away
again to Ho amid the tansy leaves until an
other year. The fourth generation of her
posterity are sleeping under those same
blankets and blue and white coverlets now,
which proves tho efllcncy of that remedy
of the olden time. Good Housekeeping.
About Hewing on llutttini.
I'm training my three sons to sew on
their own buttons. They nre beginning to
do it of their own nccord. They don't fol
low me about the house now, with a coat
in one hand anil a button In the other.
They go nnd get n needle anil thread and
new tho button on. They've found out It
saves time and strength nnd words.
"It seems cruel to mako boys sew on
their own buttons."
Cruel? It's kind! Those boys won't nl
ways have me to sew on buttons for them.
They would be badly olT Indeed If they
had to do It some time, and didn't know
how. It's right they should learn to tin
such things for tht-Jiiielve. A boy should
bo taught to make i.'s ovn bed, put away
his own clothes, .'.ml st.-eep anil dust hU
room occasionally, and not always expect
an overworked mother or younger sister to
do such work for him.
1 think a boy ought not to be entirely
Ignorant even of cooking. It might be a
great advantage to him some time to be
able to mako n good cup of coffee, broil ,i
chop or cook potatoes, Some people pro
fess to think that such knowledge comes
by nature, but 1 believe It's oftenor the
case that If not learned early it has to lie
bought of bitter experience, and we nil
know iwpeilence Is a high priced teacher
to employ. Harper's linznr.
A llulilt) Toilet Set.
The prettiest thing In Its way that we
have ever seen was a dainty china toilet
sot for the use of n small girl, who Is the
only daughter of rich and indulgent pat
ents. Her own little room Is a dream In
(iluk and white, with its snowy bed, rosy
draperies and fresh, sweet scented mat
ting anil white chairs and tables, As an
extra touch this charming toilet set was
designed by the mother, who Is something
of an artist and who revels In nujthiiig
channing to delight her child.
Tho shape, is rather lound and fat, with
n tinted i im and handles In dull gold. The
surface is puie white Hocked over with
clouds of blue and gold, fiom eacli of which
peeps out the sweetest, dourest and inot
lovable chilli's fate the brush of artist
totiM Hirtrny or his Imagination phtiue.
The deep howl, pitther, soap cup un.l
I th blush stand all are decor.iit.il in the
nine maimer, nnd It will be a wonder If
the wee maiden docs not hnve (o bo re
trlctcd In her bathing proctisticH with
such delightful appurtenances to tempt
her to continual splashing and sponging.
TVoinen nnd Spurt.
To I he dlsagiei'iible folk who always
sneer at in thing a woman docs outside
the domain of housewifery, nnd who re
gard the engagement of the sex In any
"sHiit" ns a mere excuse for seeking mas
culine society, It may perhaps be some
what of n revelation to read tho "(teiitle
woman's Hook of Sport." The articles
upon such subjects as tiding, llslilng,
cricketing, gulling nnd boating are nil
written by women who evidently under
stand the sports upon which they descant,
but tho points which seem especially
worthy of notice, as refuting the Insinua
tion thnt women only fish and play golf
and so on for the sake of securing male
companionship, nre that Lady Colin Camp
bell, who writes upon llslilng, lajsstress
on the fact that Its gieat charm lies In the
solitude of Its occupation, and that Miss
Stewnrl, whodesennts on golf, says that
all the girl enthusiasts nre to bo found on
the links long before the men have break
fasted. London Letter.
A It) ns I II I lll I'nshllllis.
Tho fashions of the Ahissliilnu women's
headgear are various, and do not tlllTt r
much from the mode of the men. The
hair Is worn shoit and curly or In thin
plaits taken from the foiehead back over
tho cranium In coidutoy fashion to the
nape of the neck, wheie it narrows and Is
fixed up in a knot Young gli Is u ill shave
(heir scalps close, leaving a halo of f lingo,
perhaps terminating In Ioomi Mrcamcts be
hind. This fashion Is Indeed verj pretty,
especially when framing handsome faces,
which aio by no means uncommon in
Abyssinia. Drapery thrown about their
well shaped llgures (worn when their
gou ns ate in tags) makes them absolutely
statuesque, and these damsels would be
attractive but for their uiicleaullliess.
Frederic Villlers In Century
I wonder that more people do not buy
their cotTce by the bag and store it In n
clean, diy place. They would discover an
Improvement In the llavorof thocolTco and
a decrease In tho price. The moment
collet) Is browned It Is ready for tin-, ami
the browning of eolTce is indeed a simple
process. A week's supply can be roasted
and placed In an air tight vessel. Family
roasting machines, which hold about a
pound, ran be bought for l.f. When
coirco Is purchased In small quantities
from the grocery store, where It bus prob
ably Iain In a loosely covered box several
months after browning, one cannot help
getting nn Inferior quality, and thlsplai
of buying green colfee and roasting It
commends Itself. Food.
Women Who l.lieil Long.
Intellectual acquirements and active use
of the brain conduce to long life among
women ns well its among men. Mrs.
Somervllle was ninety-two when slio tiled,
and the other laily who was elected with
her to be the first women follows of the
Iloyal Astronomical society, Miss Caroline
Herscholl, lived to be seventy-six. Tills
was also the age of Harriet Martiiieau
when she died. Miss Kdgoworth lived to
eighty-two, MIssMItfortl to seventy, Lady
Mary Montagu to seventy-two; Mine, do
Stael lived to bo seventy, and Mine. George
Sand was seventy-two when she died.
George Kllot, however, was only sixty, nud
Isith Juno Austen and Charlotte Ilronte
tiled nt the early age of forty. Loudon
Few mothers nnd fewer nurses notice
when they lay a baby down whether thosoft
little ear Is crumpled under or lying close
back to tho head, and they rarely take the
trouble when they hold a baby to see that
its ears are In the natural position, but
will hold It for tho longest time with the
head pressed against their bosom, nnd tlio
ear turned forward Instead of back. "As
the twig Is bent the tree Is inclined" ap
plies with ns much force to tho physical as
to the moral growth of a child. Washing
Mnklii-f Itulili.-r iluvr l.nnt.
Most housekeepers keep themselves pro
vldetl with rubber gloves to protect the
hands while engaged in any light house
work. A woman who used hers to wash
i dishes In was chagrined to II nd that n pair
j of the best would last only ten days or a
I fortnight. Tho denier told her that It was
i the grease In the water, which ato through
l the rubber like an acid. She wns careful
afterward to use one of the mop dishcloths
with wooden handles, and her gloves re
sumed their former period of service. Kx
change. lleef Marrow li Delicious.
j The use of beef marrow Is very little
, understood, though It Is one of the most
I delicious tidbits. It Is generally boiled up
In the soup mill skimmed off in the fat, so
I that it fails to add any nppieciablo rich
' ness to it. The French nnd English use It
extensively ns a garnish to meat, nnd a
I very delicious plum pudding Is made by
j the addition of chopped marrow In place
' of chopped suet. Marrow Is nlso served on
i toast, when It is familiarly known as a
. "dish of bones." Now York Journal.
For frostetl feet, soak them in water ns
hot ns enn bo borne ami keep tho teniixrn
Ituruas high ns possible by adding more
I for about half nn hour. After having
j taken them out and dried them oil, rub
, thoroughly with keioseiio oil. Repeat for
I three nights If necessary.
Many women who nro moderately Intel
ligent on other topics appear to have small
thought, or that very pen ei ted, on the
subject of hygiene In their sleeping rooms,
anil especially those occupied by chilillen
I When you have finished washing dishes,
always leave your pan or sink perfectly
! clean. Your snpollo Is provided for the
purpose of dinning them thoroughly and
ill an expeditious manner.
Combing and rubbing the scalp of the
head with the hand draws the blood up to
the surface of the head and not only re
lloves tho pain at times, but adtls 'new
strength to the hair
, Kmlly Dionte, whoso one lemnrkable
nool Is gieiuly admlied by ninny good
judges, died single at the early age of
I Ilable, when nursed constantly by one
, person, often sutler from being always car
ried on the same arm aud in tho same pol
1 Queen Ylctoi la likes a good novel, and
she thinks those Miss Made Corllll wiite
dlioilt answer that description
An KxH'i IuhmiI wllli Urnoni Mtrnun.
'PI I It lull' ntfUtat I lit fl It'll I lilt lit II III ItllltlttA
and rested his hands lightly upon It Me
tweeii the thumb and linger of each hand
he held the end of a smooth bloom straw
about eight Inches long.
"Now hangtheso two bltsof straw across
this one. one nt each end, by my lingers.'
1 picked up the two bits, They were
each about two Inches long, doubled In
the middle, making In shape the letter V
1 hung them neioss the long straw as com
mantled, their ends Just touching the
"Make the points Incline toward the
center-Just n little," ordered the boy
Command comes natural to him The
queer thing Is thnt people don't often pro
I turned the points toward tho center
Just the tiniest bit. Then a funny thing
happened. Slowly, slitwly, as If by some
Irresistible Impulse, tho two llttlo pointed
bltsofstiaw began to move along their
suppuit. They went at about the same
rate, their legs moving along the mantel,
their heads pointed toward tho center of
"Steady, steady," said tho boy, flushed
The twti little broom straws walked
nlong. Walked' Yes, they scorned to do
Just that, if ever things In tills world np
pear to know their purpose anil move
steadily toward It those two liioom straws
did. They walked evenly along, met In the
center, aud. I heir points touching, stood
still, forming a pyramid.
"There!" oiled the boy. trllimpliiiuth
llo ioweied ills long st law , drew It out
nud the little pjrainlil stood erect, made
so appaionth by Its own volition. liar
per's Young People.
The Utile I'Ulirm.
All day Noel and .alio tiled and failed
to catch fish, as their father hail salt! he
would give them sixpence for each fish
they caught. The next day. however, the
llsli were mole lively, and tw Ice seemed ns
If they weie trying to grasp 'allo's bait.
w vi --,. iSy
Noel really did get a bite at last, and
when ho Jerked his rod to Ills sin prise a
little, shining llsli wns on his hook. It
wriggled so t hat he thought It must be In
pain, so he threw it back in the water.
Their father was pleased nt their sue
cess, but more so that they had given the
little llsli Its life, mill ho gave Noel the
sixpence, which he cheerfully divided with
A Cioml Summer Name.
Some j cars since, n Nottinghamshire
clergyman, In baptizing a Imlij, paused in
the midst of t ho service to Inquiie the name
of the Infant, to which the mother, with a
profound courtesy, replied-
"Shady, sir, If you please."
"Shady!" replied the minister. "Then
it's n boy nnd you mean Shatlrach, eh?"
"No, please jour reverence, It's a girl.1'
"And pray," asked tho inquisitive pas
tor, "how- happened you to call the child
by such a strange nnino?"
"Why, sir," responded the woman, "If
you must know, our name Is Dower, nnd
my husband said as how lie should like her
to be culled Shady because Shady Dower
sounds so pietty." London Tlt-Hlts.
What kind of plus make good pies? Pip
pins. When Is man the sweetest? When he Is
Why should wo think that a locomotive
can hear? It always has an eugiuo-er.
When may we eat witches w khout bo
lug cannibals? When we lunch on sand
Where should sorrowful people go? To
the Cape of (iood Hope.
Why is today like a blacksmith? Be
cnuso It Is sure (shoor).
Whnt periodicals nre nlwnys out of
health? The weekly (weakly) newspapers
The Jumping Menu.
The government authnrltlesnt Washing
ton nre experimenting with a vegetable
rarity called the "Jumping bean." If
plated on a smooth table It keeps con
htnntly on the move. Jumping about, turn
lug over nr.il performing nil kinds of acro
batic tricks. Kxclmnge.
How It Happened.
Old Dictionary felt er queer. ery,
liecaiisn nil Ms words went wrong.
For doleful mid tbear) got mixed up with
And eij lug got mixed up with sonc
And I lien quick mid slow got doubled up 60
That oii i oiildn't tell lliKone ft (tin that.
While come hcuiinu gonud is hecaiuo no,
And looking fur lean jou found rut.
Tht) lilg. f.tt old Isiok grew "onnu'rylieiliook.
Ami soitt.-red Ids nrd all about
lutouM-r dark nook, where the) everyone
Amiw thnt tliej'd never come out.
Hut to come I lie) I'.'gan. nud got mixed n
So thai oiiiu Utile children suystlll
"l caVfoi "1 citir'-jousinlle, lliiluiiiuur
Alnl "I won't" when, of ionise. Iliej luenn
-Nw York World.
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