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THE PENS AC OLA JOURNAL, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21, 1913.
So H Items of Interest Gathered From Many Places on cia By Special Correspondents 1:1 I MARIANNA. Marlarma, Dec. 20. Mips Iva Helms of Milton Is to the city to spend the hoMdays with her sister, Mrs. J. E. Thompson. Mr. J. "W. Wall, cashier of the Cot toodale State bank, waa a prominent visitor to the city this morning'. Mr. and Mr a. W. A- McAnuIty are the rrod parents of a baby girl. The cueen arrived on the 17th. , Mr. John W. King: has returned from Tallahassee and to again holdingr down a responsible . position at the I & N, Aepot. Rev. T. S. Armstead of Bartow tent reveral days here last week visiting has slaters, Mrs. J. H. Bryan and Miss Bake Arrastead. Mrs. W. O. Keeling- left Saturday morning: for her home in Pensacola Xter spending a few days with her , daughter, Mrs. O. C Moore. Capt. T. E. Wells and son, Frank, of Pensacola. arrived here Tuesday morn teg on theSr way to Greenwood, where they will spend, a few days quail shoot -tug. Mr. J. M. Blount, clerk of the Rocky Creek Baptist Association, was In the dty yesterday mailing out minutes to the several churches composing the as sociation. Earl Carraway, son of Mr. M. J. Car rawny, accfcentally shot himself In the foot wttlle out rabbit hunting last Fri- i day night. The wound though, painful. is not dangerous. A broad smile overspread Harry Edge's face Wednesday afternoon when the doctor announced "It's a girl." We heartily wish a long and happy life for this new queen in the Edge iamiiy. William Taylor passed through town last Saturday on his way home from the state university, tie was sum moned home on account of the serious illness of his father, William H. Tay lor. of Greenwood. Rev. Dr. Foster is home again from the general convention of the Episcopal church, held in New York, where he went early in October. During the last month he was working in Philadelphia in behalf of the church in West Flor ida. ... - . W. H. Price returned first of the week from Texas, where he took Mrs. Price for medical treatment. He re ports h.er condition some better but still fears an operation will be neces sary. In that event he will return to her the first of next week. Mrs. C. W. Allen and small son, Wal ter, Jr., returned Tuesday afternoon from Clarksville, where they were re cently called on account of the serious illness of Mrs. Allen's grandmother. We are gla?. to note that the sick lady rallied and is now regarded as out of danger. One of the very pleasant events of the week was the meeting of the Thursday Bridge club with Miss Maude Pittman. Several interesting games of auction were enjoyed. The prises for the occasion were a hand -made hand- kerchief and a bath towel with cro cheted ends. They were won by Mrs. S. E. Booher and Mrs. Greene Moore. After the games a delicious salad course was served wtih hot coffee. The club will be entertained at its next meeting by Mrs. W. H. Woodward. SOPCHOPPY, Sopchoppyfl Dec. 20. J. TL Lawhon was a business visitor to the Capital City Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Long were visiting re latives in the dty last Sunday. The Florida annual conference of the Methodist church which met at Talla hassee last week saw fit to change the pastor at this place. All regret very much to lose Brother Breland and his estimable wife, but will extend to Bro ther Hunter a -cordial welcome. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Revells left for south Flordia last Tuesday, where they will reside to the future. Miss Mary Syfret Is having a room added to her house which, will add very much to the appearance. Ldtrtle Emma Dozier of Ctheafler, Ga, is spending the week with her father and brother at this place. Mrs. Li 11a Hodge went up to Talla hassee Monday to have some dental work done. Miss Annie Lawhon Is filling the place as assistant teacher at Medart made vacant by the marriage of Miss Harrell last week. Mrs. C. K. Allen was shopping to TaiiajHassee the first part or tne weex. Mr. and Mrs. Coleman are the guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Roberts. P. A. Sanborn and wife of Sanborn were in town shopping Tuesday. Mr. Sooggina of Medart happened to the misfortune to get his dwelling and contents consumed by fire last week. It is supposed it caught from a defect ive flue. Dr. J. W. Stanford of Lanark waa a pleasant caller here Sunday. Mrs. Minnie Williams of Sanborn was in town Wednesday for medical treatment. Miss Cora Boykln Is on the sick nst this week. Mr. and Mrs. Reeves of Sanborn were here shopping Wednesday. Rev. Evert on of Hosford was here Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Mattox of Apalachioola to the guest of her niece, Mrs. Tom Roberts. Mrs. C M. Alcorn is convalescent after a slight indisposition. The high school wll 1 suspend today for the holidays. CARRABELLE Oarrabene. Deo. 2fl Cm-few Lodtre No. 78, F. & A. M., at a regular meet ing Wednesday night elected the fol lowing officers for the ensuing year: J B. Nischwitz, W. M.; John J. Blou quest, S. W.; R. L. Rogers, I. W.; W. F. Marsh, secretary. The barks Equator and Saturne both were towed to quarantine station yes terday. They are here for the Frank lin County Lumber Company. 1 BONIFAY. 1 Bonifay. Dec 20. The drouth of the surrounding country was broken by a good rainfall Saturday night. The spirit of Yuletide has begun to manifest itself in different ways, peo ple talking Christmas, some shopping early. Quite a party from here left Wed nesday for Ponce de Leon to be pres ent - at the marriage of Mr. Charlie Guartney and Miss Beulah Manning, which took place at the home of the bride's parents. Mrs. E. J. Thompson and daughter, Mary, left Tuesday for Natchez, Miss., to attend the funeral of the former's brother-in-law, Mr. J. C. Boswell, who lost his life in an oil mill, being crushed to death by the seed con veyor. The Women's Missionary Society of the M- E. church, South, held its last meeting for the year Tuesday after noon at the residence of Mrs. T. J. Wight, th election of officers for the ensuing year being voted for: President, Mrs. C. R. Mat his; vice president. Miss Lillle Harrell; secre tary, Mrs. J. D. Gable; treasurer, Mrs. T. D. Daughtry. Rev. B. IL McNeal preached his fare well sermon to a large congregation Sunday. The people of Chlpley and Bonifay regret very much to lose Bro ther McNeal and family, but still we will gladly welcome Brother H. T. Strout and family. Bonifay is boasting of having two of the most up-to-date drug stores in West Florida, the new drug business being owned and conducted by Dr. B. H. Dutton and brother, T. D. Dut ton. Mrs. E. C KUlebrew of EUavllle, Ge, has returned home after a week's stay with Mrs. G. D. Thompson. Miss Irma Hickman returned Wed nesday from Montgomery to spend tho holidays with her mother. Judge L J. Reeves of Pensacola is the guest of his sister, Mrs. H. E. Hickman. Mr. James G. Mathis of Dothan. Ala., has accepted the postion as stenogra pher for the law firm of Mathis, Price & Weeks. Mr. J. T. Talbot is remodeling his home, which will add greatly to the attractiveness after completion. Mrs. N. D. Miller spent a few days last week with friends and relatives at DeFunlak. Mr. M. C. Miller, having Just com pleted a modern little home, will move into it soon. LITTLE TALKS ON BABYOLOGY BY ANNA STEESE RICHARDSON Director of The Better Babies Bureau of the Woman's Home Companion NO. 10 FRESH AIR AND EXERCISE FOR THE BABY Th very best tonic for a baby is pan air. It snoxua t supplied twentv-four hours in each day. Fresh air, properly Inhaled, Is the sure pre ventive of catarrh and tuberculosis. Itire air to the baby's lust due. No mother has the right to deprive her child of this precious, health-giving boon. In the darker ages of motherhood, rabies were literally deprived of, air. To this fact may be traced part of the White Plague curse of today. I can recall seeing babies wrapped up, head and all In dusty little shawls, o that not a breath of fresh air could penetrate the supposedly delicate lungs. X have seen babies thus wrapped up. tucked into ' a cradle or bugs armchair behind a kitchen stove, where the choking odors of cooking and coal gas were added to the gen erally impure air of the room. The average mother in fact was convinced that not a breath of what she called "cold air" must reach her baby's lungs. Is It not wonderful that bo many of us have lived to raise babies more sanely? This is a fresh-air are. Bat this does not mean that a mother should go to extremes in supplying - the air her babyneeds nor in "hardening its body as some faddists maintain. The baby should not be chilled nor exposed to ft direct draught, but the air in the room should be cool and pure, not hot and fetid. In this one respect, strange ly enough, the city baby has the best Contest Closes Christmas Eve i esianis ieniion Wednesday; Decem ber, 24 will be your last opportunity to vote in ierson s Big Holiday iff Contest All Ballots brought in on Dec 24 must be made out in full. Don't wait until you reach the Store to fill in names, Clerics will not be allowed to help fill out ballots on this last day. The big Bonus Vote vales offered last week good until close of contest. . Gerson & Co. Thlesen building Palafox and Rom ana streets. of the country baby. The average city house is uniformly heated by steam or furnace, and easily ventilated. The country or farm house is still heated largely by stoves. One room Is very hot, others very cold. The warm rooms are places of refuge for the en tire family and they are kept too hot, often every window Is closed tightly and the air Is sadly vitiated. It is a significant fact that at all the Better Babies Contests this year where the Better Babies Bureau offered two championship prizes, one for city ba bies and one for country babies, the city babies scored higher than the country babies and showed a better chest development. The country baby should have the best of air to breathe, but it does not. because its home is seldom well ventilated, and because Its busy farm mother has so little time to take it out In the fresh air. The city mother Is always being reminded or dangers from impure air, by news paper writers, by talks at clubs and social centers and at clinics. Even her older children come home from school. preaching the gospel of fresh air for the family baby. She is shamed Into ventilating her house properly and taking her baby out for a dally airing. The country mother keeps her house closed in winter to shut out cold and in summer to ward off heat, dust and flies. Her baby has small chance to breathe fresh air. From the beginning, the baby, dry or country, should sleep in a ventilat ed room, window open top and bottom. at a temperature of from 85 to 70 de grees F. A thermometer is a better investment than cough syrup. A baby raised in a uniform temperature will not need ceugh syrup. The crib should not stand in a draught but be protect ed by a screen. If the room is very Email, opening on a larger room, let the ventilation come from the larger room. Happy, also, that mother whose house can boast an open fireplace. This room should be chosen for Ba by's nursery. Open fire ventilation is ideal. Whenever possible the babv should be tucked warmly into a carriage and allowed, to sleep outdoors in the day time, only extreme cold and Inclem ent weather should prevent this sensi ble plan. Nor should the baby's face be covered while sleeping outdoors. A sunny corner of the porch is an ideal day sleeping room, with the carriage screened rrom the sun. In summer, a mosquito net should protect the babv from flies, gnats, etc. Never should a child be allowed to sleep in a room with gas or lamp burning low. The fumes from such illumination are extremely bad for the lungs. They exhaust the oxygen which the baby needs so sorely. ihe busy farm mother who cannot take her baby for a daily airing has no excuse for not letting it sleep out doors. If she has no carriage, she can nave casters put on the crib and roll it out on the porch, or even a deep box can be padded and baby can be made sare ana comfortable by adding a firm hair mattress and warm blankets. When the baby begins to sit up and play, a similar padded box or small fenced enclosure should be built on the porch for a nursery. It Is a posi tive injustice, nothing short of crimi nal, to keep a delicate baby In the kitchen. Many a mother worn out with a fretful baby will secure rest for her self and good health for the baby by making it comfortable outdoors. The sleep in fresh air Is restful, and babies that will not sleep well indoors ac quire the habit if placed on the quiet porch or Tinder a shady tree. The sturdy baby should have its regular daily airing, weather permit ting, from the age of two weeks. At six months, the airing in his carriage, exclusive of sleep, understand, should last an hour and the time should be gradually increased until at five or six years, he plays the greater part of the time outdoors by habit. If the day is Inclement, rainy, blus tery, at least open the nursery window and dressing the baby, cap and all, as for his dally ride, let him breathe the air for a half hour or more. In winter, the daily ride should be given during the sunniest time of the day. In summer, choose the cooler hours, early morning and Just before bed time. "When . ahould my baby begin to sit up?" "How soon should I let my baby walk?" These questions are frequently ask ed of physicians at Better Babies Con tests. Tt? form part of that impor tant factor In a baby's up-bringing, exercise. The normal, healthy baby, properly clad, given legitimate freedom will choose its own form of exercise and gain strength through a God-given In stinct. The f parent who retards its activities or stimulates them makes a grave mistake. For a few weeks after Its birth, the only exercise a baby has or needs is crying. Crying in moderation is good, healthy exercise. At two months, if he Is still sturdy, he should begin to have what might be termed play pe riods. Ail his clothing except the belly-band or shirt should be removed. Then with the temperature of the room at 70 degrees F. he is laid on a bed protected from draught, and per mitted to kick and roll as his fancy dictates. When he la tired, he will stop. Babies know better than grown ups how to conserve their energies. At four months, the healthy baby holds up his head and shows a ten dency to sit up with, support. At six months he does sit up with a pillow at his back. At nine months he should be ablo to sit alone on the floor, with no pillow supporting his back and about this time, he will make occa sional efforts to creep. This Is a critical time In baby's ca reer. He Is so cunning, so enticing, that parents and relatives are very apt to urge him on faster than Nature de crees. As soon as he begins to creep, adult hands offer to help him stand erect. He is over persuade d to take the funny, tottering steps before the bones and muscles are strong enough to . support his growing body. This may result in bow-legs, knock-knees, flat feet, pigeon-toeing, all sorts of defects in gait that are sad crosses to bear in later years. Encourage, but do not urge your j baby to activity during these months j of rapid development. Let Nature di rect his progress. She knows the con dition of his bones and muscles better than you do. When he discovers that his feet wer made to walk on. he will drag himself to an upright position by a cnair or stool, if ho is walking at twelve months he is developing rapid ly enough and taking sufficient exer cise. If very heavy, and he does not walk until fourteen months, do not worry. Nature is watching and guard ing him. But if he is not walking at eignteen months, his condition should be examined by a physician. He many find backward mental symptoms. One thing which often retards a baby's walking is heavy, bunglesome diapers. At one year, a baby's habits should be such that diapers can be laid aside for drawers and rompers which facilitate walking. Another factor of daily life which interferes with baby's development is the pressure of duties on the average mother. She has so many other (things to do that she cannot superintend her babys exercise. So long as he is safe from danger and amused and quiet, she does not realize that he is suffering from lack of exercise. I have seen ba bies strapped in carriages and hlch chairs for long stretches of time, with out any change of position, without any opportunity to use their muscles, simply because they were amused and quiet, not disturbing "Mother." As occasional change of toys, a cracker. or a sweet, even a "pacifier" are of fered In lieu of what the child needs. exercise of Its cramped muscles. This sort of child does not learn to creep or walk as it should because it Is giv en no opportunity. Many women ask me whether their babies should be "exercised." If this means a system of rubbing, working of muscles, artificial exercise and stimulation for the normal baby I should say most emphatically "No." Calisthenics of any sort should not be rorced on a young child, and many a well-meaning father with physical culture fads has developed a normal, healthy child into a nervous, pallid baby by attempting to give it exer cise designed for sluggish adult sys tems. Even a good thing like physical culture can be mls-applled. If a baby Is listless, puny and back ward, consult a physician, do not ap ply your own particular methods of stimulation. What your child may need is better nourishment not exercises that will weaken it further. The next talk will answer this ques tion: "What should you know about your babyr LsD "k Lza TODA Y Benefit St. Nicholas Girl's Doll and Toy Fund Band Concert before and during the game by U. S. Marine Band We never close, Abbott's Garage. Phone 415. GAME CA 3 o'clock Ma Pensacola vs Cars direct to Park will run through City every 10 minutes after 1:30 p. m. BAGDAD. Bagdad, Iec 20. Mrs. IX C Work and little son, Harry, spent Saturday im Penssacola. Miss Nellie McCurley spent Saturday in Pertsacola. Dr. Qrnau left for St. Louis last week. He will visit his sisters la Il linois before returning home. Airs. W. A. Miller was shopping In Pensacola last Saturday. Mrs. Jennie Miller and daughter, Miss Bmxna. were shopping In Pensa cola one day last week. Mrs. Delia Cater was shopping In Pensacola last Saturday. Miss LJzzie McCurley returned home with her sister, Mies Alice, in Pen sacola. The many friends of Mr. Walker White will regret to learn of his seri ous Illness at his home in Bagdad. Mrs. Joe Bowers has been very sdck with lagrippe. Joe Bowers, Jr.. Is also very m. Miss Ella Thompson was one of a theater party to Pensacola Thursday evening. for toys and Christmas goods of all kinds, nuts, fruits, candies and gro ceries. Best creamery butter in city at 38c pound ; 2 pounds for 75c ; 3 pounds for $1.05. l Fresh Eggs, 3c each, 2 dozen for 65c. Best Oleomargerine, 25c per pound. Stores 8th Avenue and Gadsden, 924 North Davis. Phone 1332. fO Every Wise Woman Should Visit Our Store T ONDAY MO Selling Women's Coats for Monday Morning, from 9 to 12 o'clock, Long Coats formerly worth $18 to $22,50y for . RNING If A LL WOOL COATS at a price much less than the original cost of the materials and making They are of the fancy Zeblline Coats, 48-inch, long velvet collars and vel vet trimmed; some are trimmed with fur, a beautiful assortment that would make them look cheap at $1450 to $1850 Here's an opportunity that no woman in need of a Coat can afford to miss Good tasty coats that you can wear right now But there are only forty six of these coats and they won't last the full three-hour period of the sale. So we advise that you come early so you may gain the better selection. Remember our overstock sale will only last three more days. It will pay you to visit this sale if money is worth saving to you Remember Monday morning, from 9 to 12, the best style Coats, worth up to $22.50, only . . . . n S2& The Oualitv Sh O to PshoT WHY PAY MORE? 1 feF . - L".j: