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Col. and Mrs
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Mr. Justice and Mrs. Mahlon PitneY
entertained at dinner last evening at
their residence in R street.
Col. and 'Mrs. Clement A. F. Flagier
w ere hosts at dinner last evening at the
Army and Navy Club. entertaining in
honor of their house guest. Mrs. T. Q.
DIonelson, wife of Maj. Donelson, U. S.
A.
Others entertaining at dinner at the
Arr ." and Navy Club last evening were
Baron Enrico Castelli. of Italy. and Mr.
J. E. Lcfevre. charge d'affaires of the
Panama Legation: Dr. and Mrs. Walter
Wells. Surgeon General Blue, and Rep
resentative and Mrs. Dempsey.
Mmne. da Gama. wife of the Brazilian
Ambassador. will go to New York today
for an indefinite stay.
Miss Ines Domninict- entertained at a
ta yesterday from 4 to 6 o'clock at the
Venezuelan Legation.
Presiding at the tea table were lme.
Yianes. Mrs. Monsanto. and Miss Rivero.
Mrs. Charles Wairen will not te at
home this afternoon, as she is out of
town for a few days.
Mrs. Claude C. Bloch was hostess at
an Informal tea yesterday afternoon in
compliment to her house guest, Mrs.
Say re.
Lieut. and Mrs. Philip L Thurber. 1.
S A., of Fort Myer. Va., are spending
ten days in New York.
Miss Miriam Oakes, of New York. will
arrive today to be the guest of Miss Vir
ginia LeSeure.
Miss LeSeure will entertain at a sup
per party this evening at the Willard
tefore the Friday Dancing Class when
the honor guests will be Miss Oakes
ard Miss RosettaSamuel. of Dinville.
Ilt., who is also visiting Miss LeSeure.
Mr. David R. Francis. of St. Louis, re
centliv appointed Ambassador to Russia,
arrived here yesterday for ris filnal in
-r..........the Slte I..prtment
and is stopping at the Willard. He
n.1 hav. S.rday for New York where
he will spend about a week before sail
mog.
Among those who rode at the Riding
a"d- Hunt Club yesterday at the weekly
drin! and tea were Miss Elizabeth Scriven.
Miss Wahl. Miss Myra Morgan. Miss De
lano, Miss Margaret Devereux, Mrs. W.
Sinclair Bowen. Miss Sirney. Miss Adel
aide Oxnard,Nl Miss Nadine Oxnard. Miss
Roth Donelson. Miss Frances Carpenter.
Miss Clara Kingsbury. Miss Gertrude
Greeley. Miss Helen Marye. Miss Alic'e
Mann. Mr. Julian T. Bishop. Mr. Arthur
Hepburn. Jr.. Mr. Stephen de Hedri. Mr.
George Oakley Totten. jr . Mr. John 0.
Evans and Mr. Godfrey McDonald.
Mrs. Robert Chapman poured tea.
Milten Fairchild. who has developed a
remarkable and comprehensive system of
character education, will address the
members of the Congrersional Club this
afternoon on "Visual Instruction in
Character."
Mr. Fairchild has made a collection of
3.~01) "reality photographs" with which
he ilustrates his lecture. They include
incidents in human affairs, such as boys
fighting. decive moments in sports, dis
pute-. aculdents on the streets, kind
nesses and work-shop requirements.
These pi.ture lessons present the issues
involved so realisically that the pupils
work out for themselves the moral prin
ciples involved.
The ladies invited to preside at the tea
tabhle at the ccnclusion of the lecture are:
Mirs. hIenry Allen Cooper and M-9. Royal
' Johnson. Invited to assist are: Mrs.
Charles Pope Caldaell. Mrs. W. H.
rhar:es. Mrs. B. M. Chiperfield, Mr.
J dson C Clements. Mrs. J. It. tDavis.
Mrs. Albert Douglas. Mrs. F. H. Gillett.
Mrs. Carter Glass. Mrs. James P. Giynn.
lirs James W. GolI. Mrs. Russell, P.
; .o'lwin. Mrs. R. A. Hatcher. Mrs. Wil
Its ' Itaniey. Mrs Ercris A. Hayes.
Mr.Geore I. Hazelton. Mrs. R,,bert 1,.
li aron. Mrs Charles F. Johnson. Mrs.
WV~ilam J l.a Vollette. Mrs. Jama M
lermott. Mrs. A. J. Montague. Mrs. Dick
T Morgan. Mrs. Martin I. Morrison.
Mr L;,thor V. Mott. Mrs. ienry L.
Myers. Mr. A. M. Peterson.
Mrs. Itenry F. Iappitt, who is % isit
In; Mrs. George Non Iengerk- Myer
a, A:iiei. S. I.. will return to Wash
in.;ton tomorrow.
Mrs. Myer save a dinner last evening
in honor of Mrs. Lippitt.
Senator and Mrs. Kenyon will enter
tain at dinner this evening at Rauscher.
in honor of Mr. Charles A. Rawron. of
De Moines. The guests will include
the Iowa d!egation In Congress and a
few otrer Iowans.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel G. Adams, of
Boston. who are returning from Pasa
ena; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hornblower.
of Boston. who are returning from Ashe
h. N. C' ; Mrs. Casper Harrison and
Miss NUwIl!e Harrison, of Charleston. W.
Va . and Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Seward,
of New York, were among yesterday's ar
ri.als at the Willard.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace L. B. Atkisson
iZa e a dance at their home. 121 F street
In celebration of thlir daughter, Miss
Baber Stanhope Atkison's birthday.
Those present were, the Misses Fay
Butler. Ethel Stover. Achasuh Jones.
Mildred Parham, Josephine Parsons.
Naomi Glasglow. Paul Clements. Pedro
lAvadia. Joseph N. Crowe, C. Dudley
Shreve, Vernon Wright and Walter Al
lison.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Burns are in New
York at the Hotel Astor for a visit of a
week. Also is New York at the Hotel
Astor this week are Mr. and Mrs. George
Boutellier and Mr. and Mrs. Wlliam M.
Ba roes.
The plans for the wedding of Miss Bar
bara Thaw, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ataxander Blair Thaw, and LUeut. Scott
B. Macfariane, U. S. N., are practically
complete. The ceremony will be at 4
o'clock on Friday. April 28, in the Church
of the Heavenly Rest. in New York, and
the reception will he held at the Cosmno-.
politan U2tnb. Miss Katharine Thaw will
be her sister's maid of honor and the six
bridesmaids are to be the Misses Eunice
Clapp, Anna Ballard. Adeline Hotchks
and Mildred Sawyer. of New York; Mary
Lee Turner, of Louisville. Ky.. and Syl
via Howell, of Hartford, Conn. Lieut.
Alger H. Dresel, U. S. N.. will be Lileut.
Macfarlane's best man, and among the
uahers are to be Lieuts. E. S. Rt. Brandt,
John Rt. Beardall, Walter S. Davidson
and L. W. Comstock, U. S. N. The per
sonnel of the remaining ushers will de
pend upon the whereabouts of the f1eet
in Aprl.
Calvary Church was the scene of a
quiet wedding Wednesday morning at 11
o'clock. The Rev. A. F. Anderson, as
sistant pastor of the church, officiated
at the marriage of Miss Addle Durham
Goode. of Charlotte, N. C., and Mr.
Elmer Shane, of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Shane will he at home
at the Woodworth alter April 15.
Registering at the Hotel McAlpin,
New York. fromt Washington during
the past week have been Mise M.
Mueller, D. G. D. Townshend, Mr. J.
B. Newma, anss aa... Magm-- Ut.
lahlon Pitney Entei
. Clement A. F. FIa4
ig Dinner at the Ar
News of Society at the
In Bottle Green
Faille silk is a
pronounced favor
ite for afternoon
frocks, the supple
ness of the weave
and its lustrous
surface making it
especially well
adapted to the
demands of the
present day style.
Here is a pretty
and graceful frock
of bottle green
faille, with collar
and cuffs of tan /
chiffon. The side
drapery of the skirt
and the pointed
bodice are the dis
tinguishing features
of this spring
model.
Thomas L. Eggleston. Mr. C. H.
Armes. Mr. Fred W. Gant. Mrs. Ida
M. Galloway. Mr. A. V. Cushman. Mr.
John S. Powers, Mrs. C. B. Keene. Dr.
H. 0. Sommer Mr. Howell Peeples.
Mr. P. R. Cuadra. Mrs. M. E. Good
man. Mr. William G. Davis, Mr. Hor
ace Ward. Mr. C, 0. Simmons. Mr. W.
4. Giftfh, Mr. H. M. Gstfrith. Mr.
Will m Frank Thyson. Mr. Bert T.
Amos. Miss Martha Abell, Mrs. C. E.
Coburn. Mr. J. E. Hanger, Jr., Miss
Mary White. Miss M. B. Taylor. Mr.
John W. Taylor. Miss Marion Stover.
Miss B. Redmon. Mr. and Mrs. H.
Hayes. Mr. A. Y. leech. jr.. Mr. Fred
P. Peel, Mr. P. L. Wormeley, Mr. Paul
L. Heller. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. S.
Doyle. Mr. A. H. Dadmun, Mrs. M. 0.
Ball. Mr. Parker Dodge. Mr. D. A.
Blodgett, Mr. A. V. Cushman. Mrs.
Hugh H. Cassidy. Mias Florence Cas
sidy. Miss A. Potter. Mr. J. Reuben
Clark, jr., and Mr. Charles T. Halli
man.
Capt. lHenrv P. Wibur, of the Coast
Artillery Corps. t. S. A., arrived here
ve"t-rday and is stopping at the Wil-i
lard.
Manville Kendrick. son of the gov
ernor of Wyoming. has arrived from
Dr. Whftne7% Popular artleles ev
erof leading msgasiuns bow* been ott
her oe years. No ether wrtter er aim
work. for Dr. Whitney has estabPosb
etalist and Is endowed with the abltU
6y her readers ghe wIli answer al
eromptly as psibe. All letten at
envelope and shaould to addressed e
MOUTH BE
Perhaps the most common of all con
ditions in children that Interfere seriously
with health are troubles of the nose and
throat. The mother who lovingly presses
her baby to her breast while in the at
of nursing, thus interfering wIth its
breathing, does not realize that she may
be laying the foundation for future dis
tress to her child that may affect it
throughout its entire life.
As every one is aware, the nose is but
partially developed at birth. assumIng
shape and form only with the general
growth of the body. That portion of the
nose which we see is the least of it. The
most important pert, the part with which
we breathe, is inside, and is most In
timately connected with the development
of the brain, and, therefore, of Intelli
gence; with the ears, and, therefore.
with our sense of hearing: with the
proper formation of the 3nouth, and.
therefore, with the growth of the teeth;
with the lungs, and therefore, with a
sufficient supply of oxygen, upon which
life depends.
In an infant, the nasal pa~ssages are
extremely small, whereas the glands at
the back of the nose and in the throat
are large. The least thing that inter
fetes with the intake and output of air
through these narrow passages afects
the general health, and more particular
ly the condition of these glands.
Nature has pirovided an abundance of
glands in ihis location at birth, because
children are peculiarly musceptible to air
borne diseases. By that I mean to thorn
dieases= of early childhood so wail known
to all of us, such as measles. chicken
pox, whopping cough, diphtheria, etc., and
which are due to germs that are oarried
about in the air. These glands are Ea
tures sentinels that guard the passage
way to the lungs and blood and protecd
the body against the invasion of these
germ diseases, to which the tender bodies
of children are so liable to succumb. As
we grow older and stronger, and are
rmere able to resist the attion of germ
these glands in the noss and threat
Man;
gler Hosb at
my and Navy Club
Capital
and Tan Color
k..
Exeter. N. H.. and joined his mother
and sister at the Willard for the
spring vacation.
CARRANZA NONEY HIGHER.
Report Says Morga Stands Back
of !ew York Drafts.
Mexico City. March 3.--Carranaa gov
ernment paper money rose to forty pesos
for one American dollar today under the
stimulus of heavy buying by a newly
installed government exchange house.
Reports are being circulated widely here
that J. P. Morgan & Co. are standing
back of New York drafts offered in re
demption of Constitutionalist script.
El Pueblo. organ of the de facto gov
ernment. today carried the following
advertisement
"From this date. paper money issued
by the Constitutionalist government will
be bought with national gold at the rate
of five centavos per peso or with drafts
on New York at the rate of 2 1-2 c. per
peso.'
The advertisement is signed by the di
rectors of the government exchange com
mission.
The steadying of exchange has caused
a resumption of business.
i bealth and beauty ec69ecto on se.
raetlu marked sttefton for a sum.
[la toies Is better equipped top the
ed am euviable repotten as it ape.
| to make herself easily understood
etters relutag to her departament US
sowd be agesspamled by a stampaWd
ro St this paper.
tEATMlNG
But anything that interferes with nose
breathing during the early years of liu
causes these glands to take on an nd
ditional growth, and in time large masses
of them may be formed, completely stop
ping up the air passages at the beck part
of the nose so that berathing through
the nose is not only extremely difficult
and only partially performed, but in
some cases is absolutcly impossible, and
mouth breathing, not only while asleep
and during the night, but all the time,
becomes the rule.
Who has not noticed such a child, with
its mouth hahtging open, the lower lip
usually enlarged, the nostrils pinched
together with scarcely any opening, the
bridge af the nose unformed, the mouth
long and narrow with overlapping teeth.
the whole face wearing a dull expression
and the general manner listless and pre
occupied?
Answers to Queries.
Redtop--I wish I could make you over,
as you so fevereptly express yourself.
But perhaps you might astonish me with
your possibilities! "Cari'oty" hair, when
beautifully fluffed out, imparts a charm
ing effect to a freckled face. Indeed,
you must not despair. Your skin Is
probably exquisite!
Matron-Black and white is always
safe. You can wear dark blue. I am sure.
But every one baa colors that belong
especIally to her "vibrations," and these
are the only colors any of us should ever
wear. They bring us harmony.
Youngtown-I am giving you here a
mild bleach. If It is ineffective, study
this column. You will be surle to come
across another. For discolored neck use
the following: Borax, 1 dram; lessnen
jul00, I drama; bay rum, 2 ounces; rose
water, 2 ounces. Daub on frequently with
absorbent cotton.
lix Feet-Excessive smoking cannot tai
to. larnt even so robust a mnasn as you.
If* your doctor bas sounidd C wanng
why do you gt hed itT
ROSY CHEEKS C
Copyria-bt. 1916, by 'The McClure News
Hall. Londen. All Sble reoservd. is
eatino of this article In whole or Is
by opecial arrsagement with T
W~jE shall need a rosy-cheek
ed, dark-eyed baby for
our next picture," the di
rector has often said, looking over
the great hook in which 'the casting
director has classified "Desirable
Babies."
"Let ine get you one," I would so
licit. "I could bring you half a
dozen to choose from, all as cute as
squirrels."
"'Fifth Avenue' or 'friend'?' he
would ask laconically, turning over
the pages of the book.
"Neither--ghetto!",
"Humph! We don't want a half
starved baby--"and the director
turned back to the book.
"Half starved!" I repeated after
him. "You say that because you
don't know them. Why, the children
of the ghetto are the sturdiest,
healthiest little shavers that ever
gave promise of becoming helpful
citizens-bless 'em."
It is true-and so I go often to
what is known as the East Side in
search of color, atmosphere and ro
mancL. It makes no difference
whether the July sun causes the high
brick tenements to make a veritable
Vulcan's smithy of the neighbor
hood, the little, bare feet of the chil
dren go tripping merrily along to
join other little bare feet dancing to
the ground-out melody of the hurdy
gurdy. What do they care for the
anuary's snows, February's slush
and sleet or the north pole winds of
March? Do you think the warring
elements keep them cooped up in
their little cubbyholes of homes? In
deed not-watch and wait for them
and soon they will come in wild In
dian bands around the corner,
dancing, shouting, caroling from
anywhere and from everywhere
these , merry-eyed, lusty-lunged, di
minutive sons and daughters of the
ghetto.
"Where is the Tiny Tim of the
Tenements?" you will ask, as you
look at these healthy children who
are circling around you, happily cu
rious. "Where do these rosy cheeks
come from? I never expected to
find lusty, sturdy, self-reliant young
sters down here."
"Neither did I," as I laughed with
the children, whose razor-blade wits
are never dulled and who understand
every degree of your interest, no
matter how conservative it is. "Per
haps that's because all we have heard
of the neighborhood has come from
the charitable societies, who of
course deal only with the 'submerged
tenth'."
And this reminds me that the
other n.orning I read in the paper
a most interesting article by one
of the, health-department physicians.
lie contrasted slum children with the
little ones living in the country, and
attending the country schools, and
his statistics showed better health
rosier checks-aniong the tenement
babies than in the children living in
rural districts, whom we always think
of as having their rightful share of
the sunshine, pure air and good food.
This doctor thought that the city's
public milk stations and public baths,
the education of mothers and chil
dren by the health department nurses
and doctors, together with the fur
nishing of pure milk at a low cost,
were in a large measure responsible
for this contrast.
And now cqmes one of my corre
spondents, writing me direct from
this "melting pot" neighborhood.
Mrs. S. S. says in part:
"Let me take you behind the
scenes, an show you why the chil
dren look robust-let me show you
home life as it is and not as fiction
HOROSCOPE.
Friday, March 31, 1016.
"The stars incline, but do not compel."
This is an exceedingly lucky day, if
the stars are to be trusted. Saturn, the
Sun. Jupiter, Mcrcury and Uranus are all
it benefic aspect.
It Is a day on which to make large
pians and to push busIness enterprises
of every sort.
Bankers and brokers shouid profit
largely (rom today's transactions.
Mliners, masons and real estate dealers
have an especialiy fortunate influence.
It is a favprable time to begin building
and to make repairs.
Potters and glassmakers have a most
encouraging sway or the stars to guide
them.
Again leather dealers are said to be
aided by the rlanets. They have the
prognostication of gain through the shoe
tra de, harnessmakers and upholsterers.
Men and women who have~~executive
positions should make the most of this
configuration. A womian will gain power
as a banker, the seers again assert.
It is a particularly auspicious day for
seeking positions or asking for cromo
lion.
Politicians should benefit. Jupiter gives
promise of success at banquets and pub
lic gatherinig;- while the Sun is believed
to make men in high place genial and
easy to persuade.
Publicity should be most successful to
day, especially ,if it deals with personali
tieR.
The long stay of Mars in the sign of
IeO is held responsible for unfavorable
developments to be expected in France
and Italy. It also affects Holland most
seriously.
Crimes against young women and chil
dren may be more nemerous than usual.
New organizations for protection are
foreshadowed.
The passage of Jupiter through Aries
should benefit Canada.
Persons whose birthdate it is have the
forecast of a lucky year. but illpess
may enter the family circle.
Childrens born on this day have possI
bilities of success in life. These subjects
of Aries. with Mars as their principal
F THE GHETTO.
paper Syndieate. Entered at Stationersa
eluding right. of dronf lion. Pibri.
Part to expressly prohibited eseept
M McClure Newspaper Syndlete.
makes it-let me show you character,
the homes of philosophers, future
men of fame. The typical cast-side
apartment is neat, plainly furnished,
but in bcause of many children,
in every home there comes a
visiting tutor. The poorest family
will stint on necessities, hut will
manage to save enough to hire this
teacher of languages and religion.
This also is the spirit in which they
educate their children at the public
schools and colleges. These people
worship education. They honor an
educated man, a man of many
learned deg:-ees, more than they
would a J. Pierpont Morgan. How
.many times have I seen mcthers ply
ing their needles early and late to
keep children at college. But why,
oh, why don't the stage and film
show the bcautiful unselfisbness of
parents who skimp and 0ave and edu
cate their children, with this coin
forting reassurance to each other:
'So our children may not have to
work for their living as hard as we
do!'-in its essence the very soul of
human progress."
From the health-department physi
cian, and from this mother of the
ghetto, we have explanations from
both the physical and spiritual sides,,
but I don't believe either is quite
complete. Hasn't the joy of living
something to do with it? Doesn't
the mixing of nationalities upon a
common ground bring to each child
the mysteries of romance of ten
other countries to timnulate his iinag
ination? Aren't these children im
bued with the pirit of play? And
what of their fleeting moods, their
joys and tears, delights and miseries,
their native wonderment, their hun
ger, thirst, and their satisfaction-I
don't you think they have something
to do with the mental and physical
development of the child?
And how I love them, because
they are all so alive-alive front their
little bare heads to their inquisitive
to-s, too often peeping out unpro
tected into the cold world, but mirac
ulously warmed by the world-joy
that too early, alas, often turns to
world-pain in the breasts of many
of these children of toil.
Answers to Correspondents.
M. O-You don't suppose for one
msinute that when a screen comediani
hits another man over the head withi
,a brick that brick is real? How didI
you suppose the poor man receiving
the blow managed to go on with his
acting? Sonietinmes these weapons I
are made of rubber, but almost al
ways they are made of papicr mache
or some composition that will not
hurt the feelings or the anatomy of
the other fellow.
P. T.-Have you ever tried using
boracic acid on your eyes in the
imorning? If you put a little white
%aseline on the lids at night, or bo.
racic lotion, then bathe the eyes next
morning in warm water with boracic
acid in it, and you will find the lids will:
cease being granulated and the eyes
will be bright and lustrous.
Zelda-You can easily find out in
the directories if there are any
studios in Boston, as I :hould cer
tainly not come to New York hoping
for a tryout. Very few companies
will give an inexperienced girl a
chan-e unless she is strikingly pretty
or clever. When you go to register
at any n'oving-picture studio, take
your photograph with you. It will
help them to reme:nber your face and
when they need your type they will
call for you.
TOMORROW'S MENU.
BREAKFAST.
Rhubarb. Cereal and cram.
Bacon and eggs.
Snedish bread. Cofw.
LUNCHEON OR SUPPER.
Russian enlad
DINNER.
Beef and nioodles.
Stuffed tyte
Aspaerau naiad.
Appte pie. Cheese.
Swvedish bread-Take one pint of light
bread dough and roll thin, rubbing it
wetl with melted butter. Sprtnkle with
sugar, grated nutmeg, a little cinna
mon, sugar, and one-halt cupful of
welt cleaned currants. Form into a
thin loaf, let it rise and baka in a
quick oven for about a half hour.
Boiled beef and noodles-Here is
a most nourishing dish and It is ap
petlaing as well. Ask the butcher for1
one rib of a plate piece of fresh bee f
and get him to crack the bone across
three times. Put the meat on it bare
ly enough cold water to cover it; cook
slowly and when half done add salt.
pepper, three slices of onion and a
sprig of parsley. Twenty minutes be
fore taking up the meat put in enough
noodles of the flat strip sort to make
a little dish by themselves. When
these are tender serve the meat with
the noodles massed beside it. If the
meat liquid has died down too low
for cooking the noodles, boil up a
cupful or so of canned tomatoes and
add them hot to the stock. The to
mato taste gives the dish an extra
fillip.
Russian salad-Take cold boiled fish
of any sort and pack It down with
olive oil, lemon juice and allspice to
tas; let it stand over night. Place
the fish, minced or in a large piece, on
a bed of welt chilled lettuce leaves;
cover with mayonnaise seasoned with
capers, and girniash dish with slices of
hard boiled eggs ad lemon. Anchovies
and alices of tsindr onion osay be add
as to h aka ,r as
High Grade
Distinctior
In Presenting Our Spring
Have Attained the His
Style, Replete with
Individuality, Ex
Origin
MODERATION IN
Advance Ew
. PA RIS-INSP
$8.50 $10.
1210 F
Aunt Chatty's
Conducted by Mr
THE PRECOC
HIS is a real Mothers' Club, for
who are struggling with ques
tion. clothing, for the children.
which are vexing you, and she will a
them. Write to her, too, of your ov
found successful in smoothing the ro
childish feet, that through the Mothe
benefit to other mothers who are still
have so happily unraveled.
Co-operation is the secret of suc
the business of motherhood, that high
has been and always will be woman
other avenues of usefulness may be e
Brush. care of this paper.
Some writer has asked: "What becomes
of all the precocious children we hear
so much about from proud papas and
niammaT We never see them out in the
world anyahele."
No. we don't and a good thing It is'
Precocious ciildren are problkm enough.
precocious grown-ups would be unbear
hie. What to do with the precocious
:hild Is a question that has made many
a mother keenly feel her helplessnes
and ignorance. One of our mothers with
whom I am in constant correspondergee
often discusses with me the problem of
her small son a education.
"Milton is unusually advanced for hisi
age," she tells me. "At three years he
knew his letters. He picked them out
for himself from newspaper headlines
nd signs on the shops that we pssed
n our walks. one Christmas somebody
gave him a _t of omiid-builder block
and in less than a we k's time he could
set up the blocks that spelled his whole
n1ame.
"Then he took a pencil and without
help or even suggestion from his father
and myself he copied the letters, and
efore he was foir had uritten-with the
letters of prt-quite a long letter to
his grandmother. It was the same was
with numbers. H1e followed me around
about my work asking what two and
two made. then two and three, and
though I tried to interest him in other
hings he as so persistent that I had to
keep on answering until he could d
really remarkable sums in mental arith
metic for so young a child.
"The school problem that confronted
us was a puzzling one. Neither his
father nor I believe a child should be
sent to school before 7 or 8 years of age.
A child has enough to learn of the lan
guage it speaks. of the great world of
nature about it, of the use and abuse of
Its own body. It should not be both
red with books until it Is tolerablc
familiar with these essential truths. Bt
stilton had to go to school' At 6 he was
farther advarced than many children
of 8. Ie was restless and often "bad"
at home, because of lack of definite oc
oupation. and so I took him to the prin
cipal of the public school and asked
itn to examine him and tell me where
lie should be entered.
"In everything but in writing the
child was even ahead of the second
rade. He could not write at all, but
the principal said he thought it was
a special case and he would enter
iilton in the second grade and let
in make up his writing. Even there
he did not have enough to do. every
thing comes so easy to him. He has
read ahead in his reader until he
knows the whole book by heart, and
he seems to be one of those visual
spellers-once he has seen a word he
1ever misspells it.
"It is now near the end of his first
school year and swe are just about as
nuch perplexed about next year as
we were about enterIng him last fall.
I-e is really ready for the fourth
trads, you see, for he has practically
one the w-ork of the 'third grade this
ear in working ahead in his books.
Would you advise us to let him skip
another grade and ask the principal
o enter him it the fourth next falti"
While I think that In this case it
was the proper course to pursue to
enter MIlton In the second grade at
he beginning, it would, in my opin
on, be a grave mistake to let him
skip the third grade next year, and
so I wrote hIs mother. He has come
o know the boys and girls now In
he room with him, but If he skipped
head and left them behind, he would
get among a set of children of a dif
ferent degree of mental and physical
evelopment fronm hImself. He would
nevitably be given the feeling that
ie was a smarter boy than they If he
ould catch up with them In his lea
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tions of discipline. tt=ining. .duca
Write to Aunt Chatty of problems
dvise and help-you to a solution of
n discoveries, of methods you have
igh paths of life for the tender.
-s' Club your experience may be of
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est and holiest calling which always
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>ened o er) AddressMrCharty
SOns in spite of their older years. and
that would be poor training for neet
ing men on an equality and getting,
along with them easily as a nan
when he goes out into the world.
The difficulty with a solution of a
problem of this sort, dear mothers. is
the difficulty of getting the larger
rision to see that In every smalI par
ticular we are working for the maa
and woman tbe little child at our knee
shall eventually become. It is not a
iuestion of learning to read and write
kt six or at eight; it is not even so
very important that he should be in
cited to study by going into a grade
where he has to work hard to keep
up: the chief consideration is, how
will it fki him for becoming a man'
among men
If he is going to remain a preco
Sious prig all his life. proud of his
1uickness of mind, his ability to get
Ihead of the boys and men of his own
age and station in life. then advance
him through the grades as fast as he
will go. but If he is to live with and
work w ith other people on equal
terms. you must see to it that his
training and hI schooling do not set
him at a disadvantage at the very out
set.
Answers to Corretrcidents.
Mrs. E T. R writes: "I have a
daughter sIxteen years of age. She is
not good looking on account of her
n1cse, and she would like to be pretty.
l1er nose is broad. Is there no way
to get it smal'er w ithout an opera
tion? Please adise me."
I would not advise you to have an
o1peration performed. Your daughter is
probably over-sensitive about her
nore. Tell her to make herself as in
teresting and attractive to people as
she can by a cultivated mind and a
kindly disposition and no one will
think of her nose. Tour other question
is answered in the reply to "Disap
pointed Mother."
A correspondent who signs herself
"Disappointed Mother' asks: "*How
can I get come boy friends for my
young daughter' I would like her to
go with some because most of her
friends do."
I am afraid you make your daugh
ter self-conscious and unnatural in
the presence of young men by your
anxiety for her to have men friends.
I would not worry about that if I
were you. The time comes soon enough
when our girls grow up and are more
interested in other people than they
are in us. Keep her young and sweet
and natural and all the good thing.
of life will come to her in the right
tb-ne.
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