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IN DRINKING WATER City Supply May Be Safe Enough for Adults But That Given to Infants Must Be Boiled to Insure Purity. By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D. United States Senator from New York. Former Commissioner of Health, Few York City. JUST because the baby drinks milk Is no reason why it needs no water. As a matter of fact its digestion cannot be perfect without water. This tiny morsel of humanity needs water to dissolve the wastes and carry away the poisons of the body. For nealth’s sake it must have an abundance of water. Everybody knows how necessary it is that the water supply should be pure. No city is consid ered a civilized community unless it has an abun dant water supply. The highest progress the city is making in the protection of health is proven by the care given to securing a supply of pure water. In most communities it is safe for grown-ups to make use of the city water for drinking purposes. But what is true of adults Is not true of babies. The digestive processes of infants are so delicate that they are more easily disturbed than adults are. It is not safe to give to tiny babies water which the adult may safely drink. The city water may be quite good enough and DR COPELAND safe enough for us, but it will probably be en ‘ tirely unsuited for the infant I want you to appreciate this because it involves a lot of trouble to prepare the drinking water for an infant It must be boiled and then cooled and kept in a perfectly sanitary place#in order to have it safe. This is true, you know, of all foods and beverages given to a baby. Boiling kills the germs, so the foods and beverages are exposed to Intense heat the dangerous ele ments they contain are destroyed. Ilegardless of all the care given to the water supply, most drinking water is more or less contaminated. It may contain the colon bacillus. This is a germ which is capable of producing diarrhea, and an infant in' st not be exposed to this danger. Being a mother is an exacting job. | It requties many sacrifices and much time. It is time well spent, j however, because there is no greater ; reward than to have this precious I lif" developed under the observation and care of the parent. 1 can give you no better advice at this season of the year than to make sure that every drop of water given 1 to the baby is water which has been boiled anJ is free from the danger , ©f carrying the norma of disease. It is only a little while ago that I j told you about this, but I want tc Impress upon you once more the •ig'dflcance of the baby a supply of drinking water. ^Answers to Health Queries P T. Q.—Is It unlawful for second cousins to marry? 2.—What should be done for an In footed gland on the check of an elderly patient? A.—Not as a rule—however each F*ate has Its own law governing such marriages. 2—Probably requires Incision nnd j drainage—have it examined and treated by your doctor. • • • FI. S G. Q.—Do we have enough minerals in our regular dally diet to enable us to exist without the addi tion of table sail? A.—Yos, although a little salt mtv be added without injury. • • • W FI. Me. Q.—Is aji operation for a rupture as serious as one for ap pendicitis? 2.—I was operated on a year ag for appendicitis. Can I have an operation now for a rupture? A.—No. 2 —I should think so, hut It de pends upon your condition and gen era I health. Have your doctor advise you. • • • I!. L. G. Q —What should a young man of eighteen, 5 ft. 10 In. tall weigh? How ran I gain? 2—What causes dark circles under the eyea each morning? A—Ho should weigh about 150 pounds. Building up the health In general will also Increase the weight. For full particulars send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and repeat your question. 2.—Constipation. Intestinal worms, lack of sleep are all possible causes. Find the cause and then proper treatment can be advised. CdPTOXtit. 192#. N«w»r«ew Fwllir* SerCce. Inc. Home-Making: Helps By Wanda Barton Door Stops a Summer Necessity. DOOR STOPS are among Sum mer needs when open windows and doors create many cross currents and induce dour* to slam. In olden days a carpet covered brick, a coral group or a conch shell an swerod the purpose. Sometimes a pot with a growing plant in it was used for special occasions. Today stops are much more ambi tious us evidenced by a wonderful brass peacock with fully spread tail outlined against the door, a wrought iron cat with a bushy tail and re markably fascinating yellow eyes, and somber iron minute men doing their duty nobly. The modern fancy for ships finds them In heavy brass models serving as stops. The Mayflower, old Con stitution. Sjanish galleons, and mod ern torpedo boats, a bewildering choice for a boys' room or the den. * many delightful subjects There is a little nurse holding a most lovable ] baby suitable for the nursery door, or a choice of Mother Goose char acters in gay colors. Haskets of flowers are always liked and they come In three sizes. The wooden soldier of ictlntcrt iron. Is another favorite. He stands straight and stiff with hts white trousers creased and his red sash tied in a perfect bow and loop A brilliantly painted rooster is rather a newcomer, hut he ts a noble bird. There Is also a good sized gray ele phant with a red harness and blanket, a strong but peaceful figure doing his duty with no apparent effort. Fairy book folk are all represented, recognized and desired by youngsters for their especial door. With all these helpers there is no excuse for slamming doors, though the price for many at the more desirable stops is rather prohibitive. Some Odd Facts Tests recently made by a scientist go to prove that di-gs are perfectly indifferent to moving pictures, whereas cats showed signs of fear at certain films such as dog pictures. • • • Honey has been stored by bees in side the roof of a fifteenth century farmhouse near Dorking Surrey, for over a century: the weight is now so great that the ceiling is showing signs of collapse. • • • Pupils at the various educational establishments of the Ixvndon County Council rang*- from a baby of two at a nursery school to a man of seventy six. who Is attending a night class. Diary of a Fashion Model By GRACE THORNCUFFE She Describes a Swart Afternoon Dress. VE always maintained that It* takes an extremely clever de signer to do little with a dress end do it cleverly. Conspicuous ef fects often take care of themselves— travel on their own style hut to do a thing inconspicuously for fashion an 1 make it good style (and when it achieves good style thuslv. take my tip for it. that it’s the best) takes a master of the art. Hence, if I had a hat on at the moment. I'd take it off to the creator cf a dress that wo recently sold to Mrs. Curtis. It was made of a deli cate shade of violet flat crepe. A pock scarf which was caught down In front with a neat pin. circled over the shoulJern to ti» loosely In the hack. The bodice was well f.ttod an 1 snug about the hips, and it* imjwrtant feature was two diagonal sections, edged with fagoting, that nm d >wn quite far over the skirt to emulate vest tabs. This insertion provided a beautifully lengthen'cg i.nc. A circular skirt and long, snug #\ eves w.th diagonal fagoting, coin . p!-te 1 an extremely smart costume. t'c.’t really had little on It but that lit;:® wc.it into tremendous stvle Mrs. Curtis planned to combine a t'c >p subdued blue with it—blu.» ! suede slices and purse and a powder 1 * blue hat. trimmed with deeper blue felt ami a blue feather trim—which sounds simply elegant to me, \ ' M Love or Riches? i ' — >r,, yv / '■ ■ .. ' 1 v-» #** By Madge Geyer I I v>fc I O lt.*S k. ( AT least once in every girl’s lifetime comes the moment when she must decide between Love and Riches. It’s hard, I’ll grant to know just which she wants, for usually she has dreams of both. Every girl dreams of the Man of her Heart who will be rich and able to give her jewels and lovely things. And then what happens? She falls head over heels in love with some one who can give her Love and not much else. Then comes the great ntoment. If she’s weak, she decides against love—and what a mistake ?he makes then. For Love with out Riches can be heaven on earth, if one choses to make it so. But Riches without Love—well, it’s just the opposite. Love Is sufficient riches in itself to ask for nothing more. And when this priceless gift is yours for the taking, don't hesitate a second. It’s the rarest and best gift of all. You May Be to Blame If Your Job’s Irksome Itv WINIFRED BI.ACK «WK !.L," said the stenographer, “if you had to sit here day in »nd day out, T lake dictation from all kinds of people, stupid ones, smart ones, cranky ones and funsy ones, I guess you'd be sick and tired of it; every day the same old story—Yours received and contents duly noted; I could write it in my sle«p, and the olu fools who try to make dates with you and the young fools who think they are making a hit with you, the cranky business women who are always so hard on any other woman who is trying to do anything and the men who can’t spell and can't speak a correct sentence and expect you to do their grammar all over for them. Oh, yes. give me a chance to go somewhere and live on an island with the sea-gulls the rest of my life and I’d jump at it, believe me." The Hotel Stenographer pulled her hair WIN 1 FI?ED BLACK down into the correct "dip” and settled her slave bracelet—S or 10 of them on one arm—and looked positively vicious. At the next hotel it wa3 different. “Oh ye?,’’ said the stenographer. “I’ve been here for 10 years and I love it, there is always < something nice happening, oh, i of course, we get the invoices, the real estate titles, the bills of goods and all that, but every once in a while something dif ferent happens, now, you take yesterday, a kind of a cross looking man came in and dic tated a letter that made me want to cry. “It was written to his mother. * _ ... . .... .. the letter was; It was her birth day and he told her he’d been thinking of her all day and he asked her if she remembered how she used to feel of his head when he came in on Summer days and told her he hadn’t been near the creek. “Not anywhere near it, and how sometimes she laughed and An Exercise for Bow-Legs liy JOSEPHINE HUDDLESTON BOWED legs are an extremely< delicate topic of conversation and yet 1 hope you'll bear with me while 1 offer some suggestions for this trouble. After all. the mis sion of this particular writer Is to find solutions for things that 1m psir the physical beauty of women 1 and to pass on this Information so that every woman can reach as high a mark of physical perfection and beauty as Is possible. Certainly the working out of this mission leads us into the correction of physical de formities as well as Into the correct shade of powder and rou«e. Every girl or woman who suffers from bowed legs has undergone hours of misery over this trouble. There was a time when this trouble could be cleverly concealed beneath long skirts, but that day seems to be gone forever. Severe cases of bowed legs should be treated by reliable physicians and their treatment usually calls for the wearing of braces which will help straighten the curved bones. How ever, it takes a mighty courageous girl to wear this brace for the neces sary length of time to effect a notice ’ able Improvement. Up until the age of thirty bowed legs can be greatly Improved by a smiplo exercise and standing position •feat I’m g :ng to outline for you. The exercise comes from army and I navy training schools where this con edition is found every day (men. rather than women, are subject in the majority, to bowed legs, you know). Stand erect with the torso drawn to Its full height, the head up and the arms hanging relaxed at the sides. The heels should be about an Inch apart and the toes should point outward at an angle. Now. WITHOUT MOVING THE FEET AT ALL. tcr.se the muscles of the legs and thighs and slowly push the knees as ol(ae together as you can. You won't make much progress at first but keep at It . . . tensing th« muscles, pushing the knees as close together as you can, relaxing and repeating twenty times. Then rest for a few minutes and re peat again. Do this twice daily, more often If you can find the time and energy. It isn't a quick remedy. . . It may take a year or two to straighten those bowed legs a quarter of an inch. . . but a quarter of an inch makes a lot of difference! And. though the time Is long the exercise Isn’t difficult to do and. remember, that If you do nothing at all the con d.tion will show no Improvement at any time. When standing take the position outlined above, tense the muscles and press the knees as close together as you can. If you'll remember to always do this the bowed condition will hot he nearly so noticeable as if | you stand normally __ CnprrUht, 191*, Xmjiap* F*»:or» Strrtc*. I no. sometimes she shook her head and gave a deep sigh. “And he’d been thinking about that sigh all day he said and he was sorry about it and sometimes he wished—Oh well, I just fairly cried over that let ter and to look at that man you wouldn't think he had a notion in his head outside of dollars and cents. Sometimes I get a moving picture story to do and last week F had a couple of poems to copy; real good ones they were, too. Oh, I wouldn’t give up my job for anything.” And the Hotel Stenographer pulled her hob into the right kind of a “dip,” and settled the heads around her neck and smiled and said: “Yes sir, I’ll take your dicta tion now," to a fussy person who is in a terrible hurry— probably about nothing. And there you are—It isn’t the job, it’s the person in it. Isn’t that true? OiD»rtcnt. l»2S. K«W*C*CNI> F>Mur> S.nlr^ Ida Seen on 5th Ave. By Miss Shopper Tou must have noticed by this time that the majority of dress***, rather than the minority, feature unevea hemlines. • • • Tou simply cannot get away from school. Geometrical designs and f'gures follow you all over the streets, in prints and in tucks. • • • Great, enormou®. colorful •nuares, rather than the regulation triangular scarf, are affected by many smart sportswomen. The Stars Say— For Tuesday, July 31. By GENEVIEVE KEMBLE. A COORD IXO to the sidereal op erations for this day unusual Initiative and enterprise may be predicted, but these adventures may also open up the possibility of fraud or misrepresentation, esp«cl ally through letters, documents, or complicated agreement®. With pru dence and controlled Judgment all may.prosper by constructive effort. Those whose birthday it is may look for a >ear of enterprise arid progress, but they should be on guard against fraud, duplicity and underhand methods, especially through letters, agreements or docu ments. A child born on this day may be bold and adventurous and should make a success of its under takings if it will observe and enforce 1 probity and integrity in its dealings. Planetary laic ia a guidepost on the tray that men may see the trend of the times—BroicnelL BEAUTIES OF NATURE I CALL THE CITY FOLK Get Out Into the Country to Live; Enjoy the Green Fields, Woods, Lakes, the Birds and the Sunshine. By DR. LOUIS E. BlSCIi Eminent Psychologist. SUMMER time Is country time. When the "dog days” arrive who docs not long to get away from the hot, humid city? And then we ask ourselves why we do not live in the country" always? There is a lure and fascination about green fields, the woods, lakes, birds, sunshine and open spaces that is deeply ingrained in every human being. . . . Yet young men and women who have been raised in the country still continue to turn long ing eyes toward the large cities. In fact, this impulse to flock to cities has gripped some rural resident* so strongly that they have even abandoned their farms, being unwilling to wait long enough to secure a pur chaser before taking the final step. So we see, also, that the city holds a fascina tion that is deeply rooted in all human beings. Yes, the love of nature and the herding in- • stinct are very fundamental urges. And there was a time when both instincts LOUIS C. BlSCIi could be satisfied at one and the same time more easily than today. Today the cities are getting too big, too rapidly. And today real country is not as readily obtainable as formerly. One must travel far to get awav from civilization. ■ Advice to Girls By Annie Laurie Dear annie laurie-. Several years ago a boy and I had a quarrel and ainre have not spoken to each other. We see each other most everywhere. Do you think It would be correct for tne to speak to him again after so long a time? UNDECIDED. UNDECIDED: Time heals all wounds. Undecided, and 1 cer tainly think you should speak to the young man when you see him. Dear annie laurie: We are two girls who love the same young man dearly. We have always been the best of friends until lately when this threatened to break up our friend ship. This young man seems to show no preference for either of us. for he takes us both out at once or else alternates, one night with one and the next with the other. This seetns as though we both would lie satisfied but we are not. We feel a Jealousy that this young man should care as much for one as the other. T1DDLBS AND WINKS. I IDDLHW AND WINKS: Don't be silly! The young man evidently Is not In love with either of you. and to let such a foolish thing as Jealousy break up the friendship between you girts Is absurd. Just enjoy the friendship of the young man and let It go ut that. Jealousy Is too ugly a thing to find a place In the heart of a young girl, for It npolls her disposi tion and chances for happiness. uenerawy spetiKiiip?. auwmcr, country Is the better place to live. Modern Inventions and con veniences have done away with most. If not all the hardships. The automobile, gramophone, radio, libraries—all have helped. Electricity and electric appliances can be used to cut down kitchen and household drudgeries. The school problem. If one has children. Is the most serious one to solve In thinking of country life. City schools are as a rule superior to country schools, especially In the lower grades. However, parents can find a solu tion If they put thetr wits to work. Those who can afford it can. of course, employ a teacher privately, but if severaJ families combine, the shared expense Is not so heavy. High schools, even in country dis tricts. are usually well conduct**! and nowadays draw from wide arras, the children often being gathered up and sent to and fro In motor omni buses. We are likely to Jump to conclu sions as to the best place to live and ar>- likely also to decide on the city. But If we carefully weigh and con sider the advantages and disad vantages of eiieb we are more likely than not to give way to the lure of the country life. Should you be compelled to live In the city, however, be sure to get Into the country as often as you can. Feast your eyes on the beauties of nature that still remain unmarred by man. Rest your brain in the soli tude. Get all you can out of the country. You will never regret any visit you may make to It. 0<jerr1*M. ISIS. N*»*?*r« Fail if* Swr-.e*. Ido. Love’s Awakening Steadfast H oman. I -By Adele Garrison— Madge Determines To Keep Mary Harrison's Check Hook and Investigate Her Expenditures. IASI picked up Mary Harrison s* /A bank book and folding check book from the hall floor where they had dropped without her knowledge. I opened my llpe to call her and tell her of her loss. Then with a sudden flash of memory urging me to an action which In any other circumstances I would have abhorred, I hushed the call and open ing my own bag slipped the small leather books Inside It. 1 was not qutte sure whether or not I really meant to examine them later, but the conviction was strong upon me that 1 must not shut my self away from the opportunity to look at them If I La tor chose to do so. For most vividly was X recalling a time when the lack of espionage upon Dicky’s young niece almost had resulted In a tragedy for her. In tuitively. I felt that there eraa no Jack Leslie In her life now. ocr any thing as menacing as that episode when she. unknown to us all. was the celebrated masked dancer at one of Broadway's most widely known night clubs. I believed that feer re mora* and repentance at that time had been genuine and that eh* was too thankful for the providence which had kept her from Jack Leslie's grasp, and successfully veiled her Identity from a curious world, ever to deceive us like that again. But 1 knew thet however repug nant the task, I must find out why the girl with a liberal allowance was stinting herself so markedly In the matter of clothing. Her mother was dead. her aunt. who was h°r guardian, was In a distant city, her grandmother was too old and feeble to deal with atirh a question even If I could be cruel enough to trouble her with It. I was the woman near est to her In relationship—and I hoped In affectfon. I could not help a shamed and humiliated feeling, however, when, after we were stated in the train. Mary opened her bag. and after the first careless glance, searched It hurriedly with a face reflecting lively dismay. "What's the matter, Kit cat." her uncle asked from the other sid* of the car. "Lost your letter of credit?" Mary forced a metallic little ,augh. ' "No. nothing so valuable,” she said. "But 1 have dropped a note book with some addresses and notes I couliin t replace." She adroitly was telling part of the truth. I noted, for 1 was familiar with the flat leather case fitting snugly into her bag which held hunk book, folding check book, address book and stamp case. I had had occasion before to pay tribute to her histrionic powers, and 1 mentally hailed her again as she turned to me with a pretty apologetic air. "'Vill it he too much trouble tf I telephone Katie as soon as we get into the city?" she asked. "I'd hate to lose that note book, and it must i be In the house, for I've had light hold of my bag ever since we left the house." "Of course you may telephone her" I said warmly, feeling the most arrant hypocrite. To my aston ishment Dicky put in a demurrer. "I’ll telephone Katie," ho said "You girls will never get started if you stop for everything. I'll Just tell her to look everywhere for what— that flat leather case I've seen In your bag with your different note and address books In It?" "Yes." Mary said tremulously. "Thank you. Uncle Dicky. That will be ever so kind." But I kept my face carefully averted from Dicky. With the clair voyance which long association brings. I knew that he had guessed the whereabouts of the case—he had gi\en it to her on the preceding Christmas—and was abetting me in keeping It In custody. But whether or not he approved of my action I had no means of knowing and my cheeks burned as I imagined the things he might be thinking of me. It seemed to me that the Journey to the city would never hold any other topic than Mary's missing note book. Marion recalled that the purse had been open when Mary came into the dining room, and that I had closed It for her. "It must have dropped In th* hall Just before you came irfto the dining room." she said, and that was the decision to which after much Idle discussion they all came, while I was miserably conscious that I must nor open my own bag where Mary could possibly see Its contents. (To he continued.) Ouwrifht. 1?:*. N*»«»i*e Katun* Sere •«, jnc. ■ T-1 GOOD-NIGHT STORIES —By Blanche Sllveiw— The Little Girl Who Liked to Play. BETTY was a sweet little girl and liked to help her Mama; that is. when she felt like it. At other times work was hateful to Betty. One day Betty was Invited to a lovely birthday party given by one of her little friends and Mama sa.l she might go if she would wash out her little pink dress and Iron it all by herself. "You see. it's Mother’s busy dnv and I haven't the time to fix things for you." said her Mama. Betty was all excited as she put the kettle of water on tho fire. 1 iy the time the water was hot. Betty's working spell had cooled and Mama had to call her In from play to finish her work. "Remember, I haven't the time, my dear,” called her Mama. "Better do up your work first, then play." Betty's face was puckered in a frown as she came in and hurriedly washed out her dress and hung it up. "I Just wish ! never, never did have to work." she fussed. "Yes, what a nice world It would be. if we never had to work.” laughed Gray Spider from her w» h over the kitchen table. "What a glorious world It would be to be able to play from morning until night.” “You should know how it feels.” laughed Betty. “You never have to work yourself.” "Yes'* drawled Mrs. Gray Spider, dusting her web with her fl < t. even using her wee little tongue where the dust wouldn’t come off easily. "Well, if I didn’t work. I d starve to death. Why. do you km w I've dusted this web of mine off at least ten times today?" Betty laughed and ran back to her play. Mama kept her eye on the pretty I •- il “Work first, then play!* pink dress and when ft was ready to sprinkle, she called Bsttr again an«l, as usual. Betty with a frown earn** In and »prinkl> 1 the dress a:uJ rol.eil it up in .a tight roll. “Now don't forget to iron It. dear. sold her Mama as she ki?3#d Betty and went on downtown. But Betty mm out In the yard t« finish her play, and. when Mama came home that evening the dress was still rolled up. Betty was tired and sleepy and Mama never thought to remind her about the dress, ao It lay over until the next day. “Oh. oh. oh.” Betty cried excitedly when she happened to think, of the party. “I forgot to Iron my dress,” and away ehe ran to the klteh* n. But when she unrolled the drt-sx it was all covered with black <k,\M and Betty was terribly excited. "Too bad.” said her Mama when she saw what had happened "sec. my dear. It never pays to put things off from one day to another. Now your dress is ruined. It's all covered with mildew. When will you ever (earn. Betty dear? I'm very much afraid your dress Is ruined.” "And I can't go to the partyV cried Betty, tears running down her cheeks. "1*11 be more careful next time. Mother dear." Betty's Mama Just wondered If It would make any difference In Betty. She very quickly dipped the p.ak dress in some red dye and, you - an believe it or not. Betty never left '• • house until the dress was dried and Ironed, and she did it all hers- f, an.I when her playmates called for her, Betty was ready for the partv Her Mama kissed her good bye and wiped a tear from her own eves. That was the last time Betty ever went out to play when she had s ti thing important to do. "Work first, then play, Is mv motto.’’ she would laughingly tel her Mama. Ouprncbt. IBJ*. Kcwppapar pMturt Brrr‘.'». Ire, Words of the Wise The man who will live a’tov’c his present circumstances is in great danger of living, in a lit tle time, much beneath them. —Addition. If ideas and words were dis tinctly weighted and duly eon nidered they would afford us another sort of logic and critic than what we /mpf been hitherto acquainted with. — Locke. It ii as easy unwittingly to de< -iv« onc-teif at to dscrivs others. —La Rochefoucauld. fie who would do some great thing in this short life must ap ply himself to the work with such a concentration of his forces as to idle spectators, who live only to amuse thtmsclccs, looks like insanity, —f oster .Be not diverted from your duty by any idle reflections the silly world may make upon voi, for their censures are not in your power, and consequently should not be any part of your concern. —Epictetus.