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Sonic Vrrj Usrful Advice to a Young
J.ntlj- Just Kiiasei. She Is one of tli; sweetest little bodies in all the world, is K. 1). lt and it is no wonder that she lias ;ono and got ciigajetl; and wc dcire to pause liero, for a inonio.-.t, before entenn upon K. D. l!.'s puqilcxity for Alio lias a pcr- Idexity, poor dear while no cou;ratu atc licr with all our heart. Heaven bless j ou. IC I). IS., we do hope that everything will go alon nicely and that your inarriao will bo as pleasant as pos sible. And now for the perplexity. When a young lady becomes en gaged," writes K. 1). !!. and wo can see the pretty thing bludiing like a ga zelle, mi she makes this timid, indirect confession that the is engaged "when a young lady becomes engaged and re ceives letters of congratulation from his relatives (ah! whit a world of nahe tendcmes there is in this simple tiso of the pronoun!) is she bound according to etiijucttc to reply? And if she is bound, in what form "ought she to re ply?" And then she winds up by tell ing us that "by answering" wo will 'confer a favor on 'K. 1). 1!.'" It is Iiroud and happy that we are, " K. 1). .," to bo in a position to confer a favor upon joti; and we fully appreci ate tlio honor that j on are doing us in asking our advice instead of "his." Hut an ansn er. dear child, nm-t depend just a little on somo of the circum-tances w Iiicli in your pretty, careless way jou havo neglected to mention. The rencral rule may bo easily enough laid down that letters of this nature do not demand answers; but the very minute that the rule is stated the necessity for making exception-, to it is evident. A congratulatory letter from, for instance, I the foreman of the fire company with which "he" ha been connected in, 'hi" wayward youth certainly does not require ananswor; whileon thecon trary a congratulatory letter from "his" maiden aunt, from whom "he" has ex pectations, ilcminds an answer of the most instantaneous and effusive sort that can bo known or mentioned. To ignore the kind utterances of "his" rich bachelor uncle would be a sinful rudeness of w hich no right-minded K. I). It. should even dream of beingguilty; but to answer the letter of tho other uncle the clerical uncle up the coun try who has a doubtful salary of S50O a year and eleven children would bo a M!rioii indiscretion. As to the peppery letter from tho young woman towliom "ho" was previously engaged, it is probable that j our own line natural in btincta willadvioou, and so render ad ' co from us unnecessary. But j on see, dear K. 1). 11., that our advice upon any part of the perplexity is not of mncli value because you havo only partially taken us into j our confidence. After all, little one, perhaps tho best thing that you can do is to consult "him." llnUvJc'phla limes. The Care of Young Children. Vaiiiov. that stern task-mistress, that Moloch to whom so many children hate been sacrificed in bygonu days, for once asserted her influence on the side of common senso when sho decreed that their necks, arms and legs should bo protected by proper clothing. A few years ago it w as not an uncommon sight to too a mother warmly dressed, :u thick w oolcn, fur-trimmed garment, leading by tho hand a child daintily ar rayed in a short frock with a least two inches of its poor httlo legs uncovered between the clge of its drawers and tho top of its tiny white socks; or in doors to ec plump necks and rounded arms exposed to an atmosphere which adults could meet only when sw athed to neck and w rists. Happily this ab surd cii'tom is a thing of tho past, and one can only trust it never may bo re vived. Tho error now is rather in tho other extreme. While children should bo warmly dressed, particularly when going into the open air. care should bo taken not to overload them with cloth ing. Tho sweat glands are very active in jouth. and if over-stimulated by heat, become inflamed, producing heat rash. Light woolen materials should be Used in w inter and colors selected that will wash when necessary. Tho gar ments should bo so made as not to im 1edo tho freest use of the limbs, lealthy children require a great deal of exercise, and should bo encouraged to play xigurously and shout lustily for soniu time every morning in the open air. The- willbo much more ready to play quietly in tho nursery during the remainder of the day than if they had been taken for a decorous walk, which is simply useless as exercise for the joung muscles that need strengthening and uci eloping. If perfectly w ell they should be sent out in all weather, ex cept when it is absolutely raining. Then they should have on part of their out door clothing, be sent into a room whero the windows are open, and made to play tag, puss-in-the comer, or any activeindoor game, for half an hour or .more. Xothing is so fatal to children as bad ventilation. Their bed-room windows should invariably be open at nfeht; if thero is any fear of a draught a light frame made to fit the window with flannel tacked on each sido of it will admit fresh air and obviate tho difficulty. No garment that has been worn dur ing the day should bo suffered to re main on during tho night. A cotton night-dress is all that is necessary in summer. In w inter, orlf the child has a delicate chest, or is subject to croup, a scarlet flannel jacket may be added. Children should be thoroughly bathed from head to foot every morning in colli or tepid water. Xothing does more to promote a healthy action of tho skin and make tho complexion clear and fresh than thorough daily ablutions. The greatest attention should be paid to the care of the teeth. Until a child is old enough to Use a brush they should lie washed with a soft rag dipped in cool water at least twice a day. Tho hair should be well brushed with a soft brush and never touched with a lino comb, which, aswcllasastiffbrush, causes disease of the scalp. It should bo cleansed by washing in warm water to which a little borax has been added. with plenty of white soap, and thor oughly rinsing with clear water. The hair grows from tho head, so cutting the ends can do no possible good. If it splits at the ends it is owing to a de ficiency of natural oil, and may bo rem edied by using a little sweet oil. It is a popular fallacy that tho extreme growth of hair tends to weaken tho sv stem. If it is cut nature vv ill produce fresh hair more quickly, thus mcrc-is-ing instead of lessening thestrainontho productivo powers. Children require plenty of healthful, substantial, nourishing food; they not only have to rcpiir the daily waste of tho system but also to ereato new bone and niu-clo every day. An infant should have food at first once in two hours during the day and four at night. When older, once in four hours will be sufficient. Young children should have a bow 1 of bread and milk, or at least a cup of milk, on first waking in the morning, if an' length of time elapses bctw een their rising and tho regular breakfast. They can be taught to like almost an thing if its use is begun suffi ciently early. Oatmeal porridge is an excellent article of diet; it may bo varied by hominy, boiled rice, porridge of white or yellow Indian meal, etc. Soft-boiled eggs are aNo good. Tender, juicy, broiled beefsteak and roast beef or roast mutton aro better than lamb or veal, as they contain more nutriment. Well-made soups and broths and fresh vegetables are never out of place. Sim ple puddings should be substituted for pastry, which children nev er should be tllowed to touch. The supper should consist of bread and milk, or bread and butter, vv ith a slice of plain cake. Tea and coffee had better be dispensed with until eighteen or twenty. Tho good effect of going without them will be seen in a healthy nervous system. Kipo fruit may always bo eaten vv ith impuni ty by a child who is perfectly well. Tho earlier in the day it is taken tho better. As littlo sugar and cream as possible should be Used vv ith it. It is needless to say that tho consumption of candy is more honored in the breach than in tho observance. This may seem diet of more than Spartan simplicity to many an indulgent mother: but if she will b-inish hot bread, fried meat, tea. coffee and pastry from her children's bill of fare their rosy cheeks, firm limbs and perfect digestions will giv o her no cause to re grot her decision. Miis '. It. kevvil, in Christian Union. I Admitting that ono has a good , time, that the enjoyment is something a I little better than is experienced on al- CCO A tt'ELK. f 12 a da? at home easily made, most any day during the whole xear . ' J"'1"'" t" A,id,1.Tn..4.oo.Aiua.s. is it not a question whcthcrThanksgiy , ing stuffing of not only poultry in tho kitchen, but of fctormchs nt hrinntrnii boards, pays after all? Before the day f?PlfiY t is concluded nearly all are made drowsy Ul Itli.J i and hcavj, not a few complain of head aches; still others will confess that their dinner has given them a tat of indiges tion, while nearly all, tho next morn ing, if they describe their true feel ings, will say that ths mouth is not tasting quite so well as usual, anil, on tho whole, they are not feeling as well. Dr. I'ootc'a Health Monthly jor Xoievu bcr. XX. tOn prdiTithonie. Sahi pics worth (IS J IB ilUirraaddjtsismiox&Cu.I'onind.u Iteeclnt 1I.oIl. IIEnlh.iii,nn,mi. UrniaU.si. AtldreMLUiuel'ubQjiCo .toledo.0. Yf orptiln Habit CnrrllnlV i. sixr-HlM. lbSJioa, O&la. AOtVrs VVAYTED fur thHrtt MilFMtfit vjlrif I' ctorlal I..miIcb ami Hlhle. lTlcrs rnt iced Mptrccat. aUuaall'utlltuaCo . St. LoaU, Mo, A month; ir.FvrsiriXTEm 7S Hmlsl mz AnleMlntlMwoiid turn. Il9lrm MT BHOVVOV. iMHt, llct. Ttrllcred end cnrrA hr Ds. J. A. fciiFRMiVsnie Itoil. without tbe la Innr tniwri lmtU-t send 10i fop book IKartrntla;; had vs. lufon pnd firroire T1 llniadwar, Xrw- York, llraach OQce. St. Lcuia. K4. IS350 RUPTURE! A stranger in fialvcston asked an old resident now malarial fever could be distinguished f rom v ello w fever. "As a general thing," was the reply, "you can't tell until you have tried it. If you ain't alive, then it is mot likely yellow fever." EItgtit id Art::!:: Ctr:no En:..j Ciris In r it of one dozen irtPd vjlfa. Price S i enti per wr ntr"t frre Vd.m. W. jMGSlcxuEKr. 17 Larnj hSl , Npw York. TC A Cl-Cliolerst In thp world Import W prices I CMlJtJirErU Company lo Amrlca .'apl an Icl'.-r'leaw-a hit) body -Trade con llnnsUr increase Azrot. wautrd ettrywhrrr tuat taducuncnu -dn't w.e tlmp iwnd for Circular IMIITC VVLLLs, a Veatj St-.N.V. f.O Uoi rat Ciiaui.es XII. was but seventeen years of age when he made his nrst campaign against the Bussians. In digging a well at Plankinton, Dakota, the w orkmen found a beautiful sea shell at the depth of eighty-six feet, and several well pre-erved pieces of timber at one hundred feet below the surface. iiiiBii St. Lou U Times. Mnnri In II. The bt lnresiment Is in that which will maintain health. From a letter of Mr. C W. Eck, No. 12 & 5th St., St. Louis, Ma, It Is learned that the clerk of the Money-Order Uept. at the post ufllce in Alton, Ills., Mr. J. B. Kuhn, suffered for tome time with indi rection &nd all its accompanvinp; evils a headache, losj of appetite and despondency, and was surely becoming a hypochondriac. He commenced the ue of Hamburg Drops and is now well and strong again. Fires in the mountains near Uklah, Cak, drove the snakes from their retreat, and many rattlesnakes were killed In the streets cf the city. m Valparaiso (Ind.) Mcssenjror.l An Icdlunu hjortainan xurlrnr. One of the finest kennels in thi rnunfrr. and the purest in the West, is owned by Mr. ' W. II. Ilolabird, the Sportsman's Clothier, of Valparaiso, Indiana. He says: "V.'eueSt., lacoos uu in our lamliy In preference to all other liniments; I have also tried it In my kennel with wonderful results." Anotheu of the popu'ar errors to be cor rected is that the African Sahara is a (Treat desert. On the contrary, it is now trj counced a cultivated country, fruitful as the jrarden of Eden. All that Is no wanted is proof that Iceland is a tropic country, and that the Kocky Mountains are below the scalcveL in order tc convince the average citizen that the lime L: spent In studying geoirarhyin his youth wus fooled away. Motion J'vL XlTO Orviina. Regulate first the stomach, second theliver; especially tfce first, so as to perform their functions perfectly, and jou will remove at least nineteen-twentieths of all the ills that mankind Is heir to, in this or anv other cli mate. Hop Hitters is the only tb hg that will frive perfectly healthr uatural action to these two organs. 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