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boric acid crystals, a thermometer, a tiny hot water bag covered
With a crocheted cover of pink silk, a cake of delicate soap, a tiny
brush and comb, a small bottle of extract of witch hazel.
- All these fit compactly in the box and can be placed in the little
screen I shall send you tomorrow.
"- Until then I am sending you only courageous and joyous
thoughts which must dislodge all worry and fear of which you
Above all, my dear, let me caution you again against allowing
yourself to "go to pieces" as you call it. I believe that every time
an expectant mother controls her nerves, her appetite or her temper
she is adding just that much to the power of self-control she is giv
ing her babe. I have seen the effect so often of lack of control in
the mother shown in the child that I have come to think this theory
is more than just a mere notion of
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"The Black Hand is at work
No Mystery About It.
Dr. Ronald H. Curtis, the well
known zoologist, said in a recent
lecture in Charleston :
"I take no stock in all these
j-arns about the disinterested af
fection of animals. An animal's
affection is parasitic your dog
Joves you because you feed it.
Analyze these yarns about ani
mal affection and they turn out
like Sophia's case.
"There was a rich old maid
who had an ill-natured cur nam
ed Sophia. The old maid died,
leaving her fortune to her neph
ew, who had lived with her. I
met the nephew one day and ven
tured to offer him my sincere
sympathy. He said:
" 'Yes, it's very sad. And the
morning after my aunt's decease
the dog Sophia also died.'
" 'Grief, I suppose?' said I.
" 'No,' said he, 'prussic acid.' "
New York Tribune.
The girls that want mother to
wake and call them early, also ex
pect that mother will have the
breakfast all readv.
When Shakespeare wrote "Lay
on MacDuff" MacDuff laved on.
But it don't do any good to name
a chicken after that Scotchman.