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The Commoner.
July 35, 190a
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' cheerful encounters with obstacles
which only cheerful industry can over-
. como, and there must ho no despising
- of tho plain, common, coarser duties,
which are no, less duties, because of
their uninviting looks, and the care
ful accomplishment of which is so nac
cssary to the comfort and health o
the home; there must be conscien-
- tious, vigorous, faithfuLand intelligent
work and purpose along all needed
Deal honestly with your duties, take
a pride in doing all well. Do not al
low yourself to form habits of shift
lessness and shirking. "Your sins
will find you out" at tho very mosl
iriopportune moment, If you do. Go
into tho kitchen with your mother, 01
some practical friend skilled in all
housewifely arts, and learn to make
bread, biscuits, rolls, the commoner
puddings, pies, sauces, salads; to
roast and to broil and to boil; to cook
- the coarser sorts of food well, and to
dish up daintily the commonest ar
ticles of daily fare. Learn to market,
and the values of various eatables.
Learn all the simpler, yet indispenslblo
housewifely arts, and believe nothing
is too common or coarse to be well
done. Learn, too, to gather up tho
fragments, that nothing be lost.
There are few of us who love drudg-
' ery for the mere- sake of doing, and
the so-called menial tasks of the
' household may, by a loving, helpful
woman, be bo glorified as no longer to
excite the feeling of disgust which
:lhey are apt to engender if poorly
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done, or slighted with a promise of
better treatment another day.
A wise, loving mother will delight
to lead her young daughter along
these necessary lines of education,
for, having doubtless had trials of
her own in her early years, she will
see, as the daughter cannot, how nec
essary such knowledge will be, oven
though sho may have servants to do
her bidding, and her future life bo ono
long holiday of immunity from such
Keep cool in hot weather.
, "How?"
' By eating Grape-Nuts every day.
No, not rats, but a good, sound fact
that thousands make daily use of.
Grape-Nuts Js a predigested food
which makes digestion easy.
It gives the nourishment without
the internal heat caused by heavy car
bonaceous foods.
You can feel from ten to twenty de
grees cooler than your neighbor when
you eat proper food that does not
overtax tho stomach.
Grape-Nuts is made from certain
parts of the grain and by mechanical
process the starches are changed into
grape sugar In the same manner as the
stomach would do in the first act of
The phosphates of the cereals are re
tained in Grape-Nuts and these and
the grape sugar supply tho necessary
nourishment to body, brain and nerve
Grape-Nuts Is a concentrated food
giving strength, vitality and coolness
to the body and energy and clearness
to tho brain, in place of the heavy,
sluggish, draggy feeling caused by
meat, potatoes, etc,
- Another point.
It is thoroughly cooked at the fac
tory by food experts and saves you
the trouble.
You get it from the grocer and by
adding cream, it is ready to serve.
No hot stove, no cross cook, no loss
of time or exertion as with other food,
Its crisp taste with the delicate
sweet of the grape sugar makes it
pleasing to the palate of the most
critical opicure.
The recipe book in each package of
Grape-Nuts gives many pleasing pud
dings, salads, entrees and desserts
that can be made.
"Worth a trial and a package will
prove it
. "Bringing: Up the Children. "
Some one has asked for helpful
tallcs Upon tho subject of the right
bringing up of children, and there cer
tainly is large need of such discus
sions; but we, who have had much ex
perience in the rearing of families,
hesitate to offer advice, or to formu
late rules by the following of whica
the best results may be obtained. We
have learned by our own failures how
futile even our wisest theories may
prove, In bringing about desired ends,
and wo have learned, too, that a child
is an individual. Only the most gen
eral rules may be applied to a class;
every child needs a treatment peculiar
ly fitted to its individual needs, and to
find out tho best methods of family
government the mother must not only
know her child's peculiarities, but sho
must know her own as well. I am
afraid wo do not acquire this neces
sary self-knowledge until too late in
life to profit by our wisdom.
Each little soul must be studied;
its various characteristics patiently
and intelligently analyzed, and consti
tutional and temperamental tenden
cies closely observed. It is not every
mother who will undersfand her child,
do the best she may, for one must be
an expert indeed in reading character
if she do not fail, more than once, in
catching tho "shadow of the latent
and undeveloped" in her child; and in
striving to carefully adjust the bal
ance between the patent and tho un
seen, there must be a knowledge of
ber child's possibilities and probabil
ities bordering closely upon the supernatural.
But there are some general rules
which may be hopefully followed, and
these rules call for the mother's self
knowledge scarcely less than for a
knowledge of the child's peculiarities,
in order to bear tho best fruits. I
think we would best begin with the
mother, herself, as I know, from long
experience that the mothers need
training before they can train the
Ono of the mothers greatest mis
takes born, too, of her great love for
her child, is the habit of self-abnegationof
self-forgetfulness; and this
tends to make the child selfish and
careless, and breeds In tho dawning
mind an utter disregard for the rights
of others; this selfishness is taught,
too, at the expense of non-development
of its best faculties.
There is the greatest temptation on
the part of the mother to do, or have
done, everything for tho child, rather
than let it share the responsibilities of
its own growth. Children thus waited
upon learn to expect and exaci ser
vice from others as their fights, aadj
they thus never rcalizo tho rolatlon in
which they should stand upon tho
piano of givo and take. A child's ideas
of justness and fairness to Its imme
diate companions, in such a case, is
often very vague, but tho balanco of
human rights should bo tho first les
son taught, if wo would have the
child prepared to meet tho hard
knocks when It is forced out into con
tact with tho world as it must be,
sooner or later, and may be at any
time. Ono must oxact from tho child
In a measure what it expects of others.'
It must be taught that a service ren
dered must bo paid in kind not as a
matter of obedience, but as a return
service, due to another. It must bo
taught tho balanco of human justice
tho community of rights; that, inas
much as wo are served, wo owo it to.
another to in like manner render
service; that onoshould never expert
something for nothing, or take, aa a
right, without graceful acknowledge
ment any kindness or courtesy from
another, of whatever degree.
Tho lesson of gratefulness for favors
bestowed should also be inculcated
early, and the dawning mind thus
taught that any voluntary service or
gift is to bo remembered, and, if oc
casion offer, repaid by a voluntary sor
vice to another. But It should not bo
taught to render service to another
solely as, or for, reward. Try to teach
it that it owes these courtesies tJ
others; that it owes this willingness
to render service to others to its own
better self; and impress upon its mind
that this willingness to "do unto oth
ers" will grow with exercise until it
shall become a pleasure and a happi
ness, and by it one will win not alono
its own self-approval, but also the lovo
and good will of its companions and
the consideration of its associates
through all its life.
But especially should tho child be
taught to wait upon itself to think
for itself, and to do little services for
the mother; it should bo taught to
realize that its mother is often over
burdened, and that there are many lit
tle ways in which its weak little hands
or nimble feet can help and not
hinder. Let It feel that it Is responsi
ble for certain little duties, and let
these duties depend upon it for per
formance. This education may begin
very early in life, and If carefully
followed up, will sparo the mother as
well as the rest of tho household,
many a tired moment.
I knew a mother, onco, who learned
this lesson of her own selfishness in
teaching selfishness to her child in
order to save herself tho "worry of
seeing that it obeyed her," and when
her own children had all gone out into
tho world, she took into her home
other children and began anew, teach
ing them the golden lessons of "doing
unto others," because she had learned
wherein she had failed with her own.
Another thing children should ho
taught, and in this, Implicit obedionca
demanded, and that Is, not to mcddlo
at homo or abroad with anything.
Nobody likes a meddlesome child,
and especially do thoso whoso homes
are childless dlsliko to havo their dain
ty bejonginga "fingered" by visiting;
children, or tho odd corners of thoir
household pryed into by littlo ones
who aro allowed to do just as they
please in their own homes. A child,
no matter how lovablo othorwiso, or
how dear, if It is "into everything,"
is nover welcomed, but its visits aro
always dreaded by oven tho kindest of
Its friends.
In Reduced Straits.
In defending tho war department's
evil policy in the Philippines, General
Grosvonor got himself into a position
which evon so facile a twister as he
may havo difficulty in getting out of.
Ho wont so far as to assert that tho
worst things charged against General
Jako Smith had their counterpart In
tho civil war, and as a parallel to
Smith's "kill and burn" ordor ho cited
General Grant's orders to desolate tho
Shenandoah. Tho favorable compari
son of Smith's "kill-all-over-ten" cam
paign in Samar to Sheridan's .rldo
through tho Shenandoah reveals tho
straits to which tho apologists for
barbarity in 'warfare are reduced.
Philadelphia (Pa.) North American,
The Remarkable Feature.
Tho Philadelphia Evening Tele
graph considers tho abolition of tho
war taxes to tho amount of $73,000,000
as "tho greatest feat of financiering
ever accomplished by any government
in tho history of the world." But
the Telegraph will confess its error
If it recalls tho greater financial prob
lem of imposing a war tatf of $100,
000,000 for three years after tho war
had ceased, and staving off a revolu
tion while the surplus in the treasury
roso to $256,000,000, amid the wildest
extravagance inoxpenditures.
Tho patience displayed by the Amer
ican people while they were being
robbed by the trusts and plundered by
tho government is the remarkable
feature of the financial operations in
which tho Telegraph takes so mis
placed a pride. Trenton (N. J.) True
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Who Supported Atlas.
Joseph Jefferson, asked by one of
his little friends to hear him recite
his lesson in ancient history, putthls
question: -
"Who was Atlas?"
"A giant who was supposed to sup
port tho world," answered the child.
"Oh, ho supported the world, did
"Yes, sir."-.
"Well, who supported Atlas?"
Tho little fellow was nonplussed for
a moment, but after a little thought
said: '
"I guess he must have married a
rich wife." New York Times.
The first stamped envelopes were Is
sued in 1853 of tho two denominations
of 3 and G cents, and it was not until
two years later that tho 10-cent en
velope was added.

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