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THE SICK ROOM CHEERFUL
T.ft cited quotation in regard
greatness" may be fittingly
adapted to this discussion of
home care of the sick, namely:
"Some people are born nurses, others
achieve (by training) the nurse's skill,
and some have the nurse's work thrust
upon them." And it is to this last clan
that I wish to make a few simple
suggestions about ways of making: the
cickroom more cheerful and the pa
tient more comfortable.
There are two kinds of sickrooms.
One we see every day and the other
•we would like to see oftener. They may
bo designated simply as ■•cluttered" and
"clear - action," to bor
row the na ■ term, for really this flglit
n is one which demands a
"clean deck.' In light of this demand,
C would urge that in illnesses which
ire liable to be prolonged the furni
ture be reduced to a bed—lron, if pos
•ible—a table, a few chairs with wash
overe. and white washable cur
tains on the windows. I see no objec
patlent'l favorite books and
"s being left In the room, for they
•Oiorten the long hours by
their mere presence, suggesting all
kinds of things to thir... about. Take
Out t. tt has a trick in tlie
lickroom of taking 121 minutes for the
rninu- tnd Its tick
Is mot t when one
The b^d should be placed as near a
ble, and the window
I left "down from the
top." Any faintly scented dowers may
be kt room. Medicines al
ways stay outside.
The room being now "cleared for
action." we are ready for the patient. \V»
have not space to take up the nursing
of special diseases, but no matter what
the car-" is, one of th« first duties of
the nurse 13 to give a "bed bath," and
to give It without allowing the patient
to take cod, or causing' too much in
convenience. This is a simple operation
•which does not require three years'
•Tiurse training" to learn to do. The
patient should be placed between two
blankets, preferably cotton blankets.
The under blanket is arranged an fol
lows: Utt the patient on one side of
the bed by bracing: the knees firmly
against the bed, allowing the patient to
grasp the nursa with her arms around
her neck. The nurse puts her arms
tinder the shoulders and ■thighs of th«
patient and lifts slowly, in this way
the best leverage is secured. Now. with
th" patient on the side of the bed a
blanket should be folded and placed' a.<
near the patient as possible. Then lift
hack on the blanket, and the, stralgh'
enlng of the blanket on the opposite
ADVICE ON SOCIAL CUSTOMS
—.fi — .-/.-//. .... .t...f..~£. nt^r
A HAPPY NEW YEAR
The wave Is breaking on the shore—
Th» echo fading from the chime—
A«rain the shadow moseth o'er
"Vlie dial-plate of time.
THE little New Tear stands knock
ing at th« door. How are you
going to greet him, my friends?
Ar« you ready with a bright,
railing face, or are the corners of your
mouth turned down? Let me urge t'aefirst
manner of greeting, for this little fellow
has a habit of returning smile for smile,
frown for frown. Do not forget the
past. It may have been hard on you;
It may bring to your mind a long '.Ist of
mistakes, disappointments, troubles, but
these very sorrow*, aa you perhaps call
them, are worth something in the form
ing of your character. Tou can enjoy
more thoroughly the sunshine after look
ing at the clouds.
CONCERNING HEALTH and BEAUTY
side concludes the preparation. The
bath should generally be given -with
tepid water, using a pure, non-scented
■oap. "When a bath is given to bring
down a temperature it Is advisable to
mop for several minutes the parts of
the body where the large arteries are
most superficial, namely, the neck, under
the arms and knees and at the elbow.
The ice cap is a most useful accessory
In a sickroom, but a hot-water bag
filled with finely crushed ice, and'
squeezed to get the air out before
•crewlng on the top, makes a very good
substitute. These are indicated in
If you have made the mistake in the
year just gone of being too selfish, now
is the time to change your ways. A
right attitude of mind is the.first req
uisite for a reform; the rest is easy.
Resolve to be a better person than. you
■were last year. Try to plan a greater
amount of work that will influence
others. Make your friends and your
family happier in this coming year than
ever they were made before. The little
New Tear will reflect the light of glad
ness on you.
Have you neglected your mental
growth? Never, never do that, my
Set apart a few minutes in each day's
program to be devoted to reading good
>rCrkß. Never let Urn eun go down on
a TiseteM. misspent day. ] n this land of
benefits surely you can learn something
that Is worth treasuring.
And one more thing: Take care of
your health. Remember that social
obligations and the demands of a busi
ness position must not clash. D o not
burn the candle at both ends. Either
your work or your health will suffer
from any ovrrHtrain. Health is a won
derful blessing, and should not be ruined
by a foolish overtaxing of your strength.
There, now. i think that I hay« fin
Mrs. HENRY SYMES
feverw, headaches or local inflamma
The bed linen should be changed twice
In twenty-four hours. It is not always
necessary that it should be washed
this f-.auently. t, ut a j r i ng \ s a S | mp i ß
process, and It is a source of great
comfort to a patient to have bed linen
■which has been aired all day put on
at night. Wrinkles and crumbs should
be carefully watched for and removed,
for they are thn cause of many "bed
sores," which are one of the most dis
tressing coreplications which can arise
In the course of a long illness. Thn
danger can be also greatly lessened by
rubbing with hot alcohol and the use
of a amooth dusting powder, like stea
rate of zinc. The powder should be
i*h«d. May the coming year be a
brighter, happier one for every one of
my readers. It is in your power to make
SOLUTIONS TO SOCIAL
A Party Call Not Necessary
DEAR' Mr« Adams.
1.; Will you kindly tell me If it Is
necessary for a girl to • return ■ *
party call when the party was given by a
boy 7 At , what time . should the call be
■ made? ■■ > ~ -C. ■ .-.--■■ •• ■ . <
■■■ 2. ■■ Is It necessary for * a young , girl to
wear lone kid glove* during < the evening
at a high »cho>] dance? - . .-;"
-3. Should a girl ■ take ; her partner's arm
during the Intermission of a dance?
-«.-. Ii it all right for two young girls with
a chaperon ;to -i attend . a dance , without
gentlemen i escorts T. : M. S. C. L.
'' 1. A party call . should not ;be mad*
under any circumstance!. '>'SCTSgHBagBa
2. Yes. If It Is 'a . formal one.
3.Aifter a dance Is -finished a man
should offer his arm to his companion
and ■ escort her .to the side of her
chaperon. , -■.-■. '-. ■•'• .' ■ ■■ ■ ;-; ■ .
* 4. If ; you : have . been j Invited " to the
dance It is -perfectly proper., for the
hostesss has undoubtedly provided suf
ficient partners. • i"
The Attention of One
Dear Mm. Adams.
1. I am a young icirl of it and receive th»
especially applied on the parts of the
body where the bones are nKst super
ficial. The aJcoho!, in 50 per cent
strength, should be heated by placing
the bottle In a pitcher of hot water.
Never attempt to heat alcohol directly.
as it is very inflammable. The rubbing
Itself should never be too vigorous, and
should, for general sedative purposes,
be directed downward. The hands of
the. "rubber" should first be softened
by rubblnff them with olive oil or
powder. This rubbing soon becomes a
"tine art." and Is most comforting to
Disinfection after Illness, especially
after an infectious fever, is very im
portant, and may be done in the fol
lowing manner: Close the windows,
attention of a man of 21. Is »t proper for
me to «ro out with other men while I' am
colnjt with thi» one?
2 When a «Itl sroea to a party with a.
younr man. should she stay by him all
evening or mingle with others?
3 Is it m-ooer for a young arlrl who goe»
to a dance with a young man to dance
with other men, or should she stay with
her partner If he cant dance? S. K.
1. Unless you are engaged to a man
you are privileged to receive the at
tention of other men friends.
2. Not to mingle with other guests
Trould be quite rude.
1 3. If her partner cannot dance lie
should try to engage some dances with
other men for her.
Another Broken Heart
Dear Mra. Adams." . ',' ■ ,
I aai,»>yoiAi«r woman of II and In 1 ova
with a roan< of > 2«. We have , been. going
. together • for - over a year and until about
six months ago he was all devotion • to : me/
but now he .eec-ma very i reserved ■ and cold
i, and ■ does . not come; to see *me ■ half i a*
much aa he used to. Although we are not
engaged, he said that some day »we might
marry. •-; I - hay« - allowed him to Us* -me
• often, bellevln* that some day he would
be my husband What *» you, think la.
"the matter with mm. and how must I treat
himT = It would ' kill me to have to - give
him up. ■ for =I : leva. him ■ better than -I ■ do,
my own : life*- ' '..* - . ■S.C. a. "•
*•; Like many jof your sisters, you • have
taken too much for granted. Why > will
girls i build -up hopes-, and sacrifice many
pleasures 'when' a man; merely , mentions
marriage !without ever making;a prom
ise; to » make a girl his wife. Do not
think that I am;upholding; the men, for
I■am : not. .There.are too ■ many jmen'in'
our midst who delight In.breaking clrl?'.;
hearts, never once * realizing what - th»
transoms, etc.. stopping every air
chink with cotton. Then stretch a
string from diagonal corners. Get a
large sheet, pour pure formaldehyde on
H and hang it on the string. This
should be done as rapidly as possible.
It is well to have a cloth soaked in a
weak solution of aromatic spirits of
ammonia tiod across the nose. Breathe
as few times as possible and shut the
door tightly when you get out. Leave
the roim closed for twenty-four hours,
thrn, if possible, open from the out
side, so 'as to keep the irritating vapors
out of the rest of the house.
These suggestions are ail so simple
that they seem at first superfluous, but I
seldom see them carried out unless
there is a "trained" nurse on the case.
love of a good woman is worth. I sin
cerely wish that something could bo
done to prevent them from causing so
The less you have to do with the
young man in question the better off
you will bo. Probably when he sees
you are indifferent and independent he
may come back to you; but let us hop*
that by that time you will belong to
some one more worthy of you.
Dear Mrs. Adams.
When my sister gives a party and I invite
■ome of my friends, who should introduce
them, she or I?
I was visiting at a friend's house and
while there I met a young man. He whis
pered something in my ear, and when he
went she asked me what he had said I
dldtnot tell her. Do you think It was her
business to ask me. and do you think I
should have told her? i£. I. C. M.
The young man was at fault to commit
such a breach of etiquette but even so
your friend should not have asked such
a personal question. If i n a kind way
you were able to refrain from telling
her, it was all right to do so.
■' t Anxious for Friends
Dear Mrs. Adams -vISHBHUHbH
. V- am a young man. 25 years of age.'a
native <of ■ a western city I have • been a
*tud*nt In a.technical, school .In'this city
for something over *?year r and not .being
especially religiously - inclined, ,~ nor '. caring
for 'hlulirda,, pool, •■• bowling •;and. similar
amusements. -< and '■ never;, having bad« time
to learn to dance, my circle, of acquaintance
outage the school includes my landlady
and • her husband. -? I f should * like rto : get
acquainted with a few young people, mainly \
\of the opposite sex; with whom: I may
: spend pleasant evenings.
! UN ETRANGER.
■ • I feel sure that : if you will make
friends with some of : your schoolmates
1 you will soon make a circle of desirable
acquaintances. If you can spare on©
: . night a week to go to a reliable dancing
school you will meet many young. men
end young women. ; .
•-. Dear Mrs. Adams. * l ■
•1. How soon should the acknowledgments
, of wedding presents be received it a wed
i ding 'our is taken? . . -
2. ■ Is it proper to wear a hat to an even
- ing church wedding? v
. S. lam about to have gome calling cards
engraved. As I am the eldest of the family
should I have the prefix "Miss" on them,*
or Is this a. matter of taste?
4. Do you think that fruit knives would
Bake a nice present for a bride-elect? ■• -
• : HANNAH
• I. A bride should acknowledge "every
gift as goon as possible after it arrives.
Therefore, the donor Is justified in ex
pecting a prompt reply. If the gift is a.
bel3ted ■ one : and the newly-married
ccupleaie on an extended tour, the giver
must not expect immediate acknowl
2. (Yes, It is proper to wear a hat to
an "evening church' wedding. The ab
sence of a hat is permissible only at a
church wedding, celebrated in the even-
Ing, in an edifice where a woman is not
compelled to wear a hat. ;
. 3. You should have the prefix "Miss"
on your cards. ... ,
*■ I am sure they would be quite ac
. Dear , Mrs Adams.;
Should one leave her visiting cards when
attending an at, home?
- ; When making calls, does one leave the
i same number of visiting cards with ■ the
.•maid or.under the door if the party upon
whom one is calling; is not at home? Or
. does one leave her own card and not her
husband's? - IGNORANCE. '
1. Yes. ■ .
2. The same number should be left in
• Her Brdther's Friend
Dear Mrs. Adams.'
• We have been living here mer a year, and
my brother has been working for a young
■ man ■■ who is 20 years old. : He seems to
think a great deal of my brother, and has
called twice on our family. Now. I want
to know If it would be all right for me to
send him a -gift of ' some ■ sort, and would
It be appropriate for me to embroider
. some > handkerchiefs for him? He is
entirely alone in the world, but is a highly
respected young man. ..
. I am 15 years old and would like to know
how to overcome the "silence habit." I
never can think of topics of conversation.
:'--. ■'. -- '■■ ■ ■■'■■'.■•■' -.:A. R.
I do not advise you -to give the young
man a gift. • It would make him feel un
der obligations to you. ,• ■. > . :
As you grow older and your education
widens you will be able to start and con
tinue a conversation. Do not fall to read
important books. Attend j good lectures
and be attentive to all fluent speakers.
; Allow fheni to Call
To R. i. M.—l sure"that the young
men nave no objection to your physical
disfigurement. r, Allow , them to come to
see you. If you were to refuse them all
the time they would; soon grow weary ,
of asking. ; •
Clothes to Wear
Dear Mrs. Adams, ,
' Is It proper to wear Dutch neck, short ,
2 j sleeves ! and ■ dress .with train together with
opera cloak and „■ picture . hat to a noon
luncheon?; •■ :■• : ANXIOUS. -■
; The low neck is not fashionable for
daytime.'; It would be better for you to
i wear a chemisette of white chiffon. A
• long topcoat should be substituted. for
the opera cloak. "
Desires to Meet Her
To Chums—l suppose you refer to the
actress *of ■ the name you mention, In
- this ,; case I r advise you to ■> address a
letter -. to ; * her i In • care : of h the ' theater
where, she Is playing. - It is always very .;
foolish.^ however.; to pick up * acquain
tance with persons in public life.
Very Much Interested
: Drn*ve™laWy*R«»n« interest'^ in a very
nice young woman. We both belcng , > the •
'tame- church . and P»J>» each t other in and
out of the Sunday school, but somehow we
Snot get Icquafnted I know of her fam
lly and she ■ knows of mine. Do you thlnK
it advisable for "me <to • write her; a■- note
and a,k P^m^^^pl.^Pl^a^
'■> I think "it would be better for you to
have some member s or officer of JOur
: church to introduce you to her. Then
you may ask permission to calL
OWING to the great amount of mall
received and the '.limited spacf*
... given this department, \it Is ab
solutely impossible to answer £t»AT» in" "■
the Sunday issue following their receipt.
The letters must be answere* in turn.
and this ofttimes requires thrie or four
.weeks.. . ...■ •••.' -v- ■■ , .-., -
, All correspondents who desire an im
mediate answer must inclc a self
addressed stamped envelope' or a reply.
. This rule must also be complied with la
regard to personal letters./
To Remove 'Nits
Dear Mrs.' Sym»». 1 , ' , •
Will you kindly tell mj what will remove
nits from the hair? ; ANXIOUS^
Spirits of camphor applied at nigh I to
the hair will remove the vermin.
Dear Mrs. Symes.- ' <
Would , you advise electric massage, tt>T\ r
the face when the. skin. Ist covered with * \
pimples and blackheads? If so. plena recJ?
omraeixl a good skin specialist who gives
electric massage. X. Y. Z.
The electric massage will help.to Im
prove your complexion. You can ■do
much at home to clear your skin by
cleansing it every flight before re
tiring 'With hot water, a good soap
and a complexion brush.
lam not at liberty v to pive the name
of a specialist, but you may be able
to find a reliable one through your
friends or your physician.
' D«"»r Mrs.-. Byrnes. *
Will you kindly publish a recipe- for en
", .larked pores? . KITTY K. K.
Here is a recipe: which I trust. will
Lotion for Enlarged* Poies
Boric acid.' ...: .... 1 dram
Distilled witch hazel . < ounce*
Apply with a piece of old - linen or a bit
'of absorbent cotton. ;
To prevent the- pores from becoming
large it is necessary to thoroughly rinse
the face with cold water after hot water
has been used on the skin. '
Dear Mrs. ■ Byrnes. .:.■'- •'"
Kindly Inform me .what- will tmbovii
blackheads. My no«e and chin are covered
with them■ *^b»RJMBWH"'' ■** VH"t
Whit will remo\° wrinkle* from my fore
head? A WORRIED GIRL.
To remove ' the , blackheads give the
face this treatment every night before
retiring: Apply to the face cloths wrung
from hot water every waif minute or so,
and then scrub the sk\ln' to remove all
dirt. After wiping lt\ perfectly dry,
massage with a good ,&C£ld r cream. . A
. few such treatments oVK_ S!A?S; es3iY,' J
nights ought to soften ihe black Js
so that they will yield to gentle prV"'"
sure. ■■' - , ,■■., --■ . -A '.}
■ To 'remove the wrinkles• apply, a. lit\
.... eral amount ,of cold cream,: and then\*
■with the tips of the fingers, give a firm ta
but gentle massage. .;/
.' . Eruptions on the Face '
* Dear Mrs. Symes. "
1. Lately 1 have been troubled with
I eruptions and the pores of my cote and
face have gotten large. Will you pleasa
publish a remedy for both?
■2.r When using lemon as a beautifler
for the. face, should it be > rubbed on at
night and should it he mixed with milk?
i S. -What is (rood for hands that bpcrma
red very easily? , !w^» MEG.
1. Most likely impure blood 7 Is-what
causes the eruptions. a:i<r"ln"<,thls-eaefl>-»-
I advise you to -fes te your family' phy- •
; sician prescribe for you. After bathing
your face, apply the lotion for which I
am giving the recipe: ;
. Lotion for • Enlarged Pores
Boric acid i dram
Distilled witch hazel.... 4 ounce!
Apply with a piece of old linen or a bit
■ of absorbent cotton. ■ ■ -:-•■
-. The lemon juice should not be mixed
with milk, r it should be applied at night
and allowed to dry on the skin.
,-" 3. A very good remedy for red hands
is made of the following:
Lanolin '..'....., ion grains 1
Paraffin* (1iquid)..:...... 25 grain*'.
Extract of ; vanilla . 10 nrops
Oil of rose • 1 drop
: Mix and apply when necessary.
To Reduce Flesh
Dear Mrs. Symes. .
1. How can I reduce flesh? *—•
■,■-%- What is good to remove pimple* ant
3. How ran 1 get my hair back to,lts
natural color? I put peroxide on mv **-> ,
for pimples and accidentally rot some on ■ •
!tha front of my hair. BLUEBELL. ,
" 1. Not much can be done to reduc»
flesh unless one is willing to go,great
lengths for her desire. Dieting and ex
ercising are the* two methods to be used,
but one should not undertake either of
them without the advice of her physi
cian. Articles to be excluded from, the
diet ara sweets, starches, fats, all fluids'
with meals and all stimulants. Before .
. taking-exercise- you should know th« .
condition' of your heart. Running and .
rapid walking are about the best exer
cises for reducing the flesh. Frequently '
exercises for reducing different parts of
the body are given on this page, and I
« advise you to practice them.
. 2. lam giving you two recipes, one for
removing,blackheads and the other tot ' !
Green Soap Treatment for
Tincture of green soap. 1........'..... 2 ounces
.Distilled; witch ;hasel 2 ounce*
Let this mixture stay on a few momenta! •
then wash off with hot water.
If the green soap irritates the skin, a* 3
sometimes will, use it every other day Aim '
, in? a cold cream. ■ -■- >. ■:; -.--. -
Green soap may b» purchased at any (Jru*
«tore. It is net a regular- "cake soap." bat '
■ It is about the consistency of custard. •
Open each seed acne with the point of *.','■
i■ fine cambric • needle.'. The hardened ■ mas»
must be pressed or picked out. The empty;
• «ac of the gland should then >«• bathed with
a little toilet vinegar and watc. or *rlth a. '■•'<
very 'weak solution of carbolic acid and .*■
water. Sterilize the "needle before using 't ,1
by dipping into boiling wo**"". •« the use of wf
any instrument.' unless tl"» skin as well *•
the needle la thoroughly cleansed, la always ,
dangerous. ■ ,' ■ -, •,.-.■» '.■'"- '.',■.■. ■ — -'
- ;;-. Posatti Cream for Pimples
Extract of violet:....— ••"•• "i;5«I?,>l;
Sweet almo,.ri oil :.}** drams 's I .;
Sulphur precipitate- .".' '» ; grains . •
Lanolin «.:?...- 75 grain*
Oxide of zinc ...2 templet,; ,
3. It is best not to do anything to your
■ hair.' in time it will return to iti natu* ;
til .color; 'mBSBHI