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continual dental hills, for it is diffi cult to clean cramped, crooked teeth. With crooked teeth it is impossible to chew the food perfectly and a dis figured mouth means disarranged nerves. The child with decayed teeth, oven with unclean teeth, is open to in fection of lungs, tonsils, stomfch, ears, nose. Every time food is taken, and at every act of swallowing, the food must pass over these germ-in fected bodies into the stomach, carry ing disease and decay with it. Mouth breathers with teeth in this condition cannot get one breath of air that is not contaminated air, for every breath becomes poisoned in passing over these germ- and decay laden teeth. Bad teeth are frequent ly the cause of defective eyesight, headaches, dyspepsia and ear trouble. All decay of human teeth starts from the outside. \ perfectly clean tooth will not decay unless particles of food remain between the teeth long enough to decompose. Decay, therefore, always means nncleanness. The Armenian children are taught to dean their teeth after eating, even If only an apple between meals. They covet beautiful teeth. Parents should oarlv learn that a dentist In time saves nine, that the time to begin attention with the children is with the coming of the first haby tooth, that the child’s teeth should be cleansed at least twice daily, that no family investment will pay better than the price of regular, prompt dental care, tf the cost of headaches, earaches, sore throats, dyspepsia and a number of other ills directly trace able to had teeth could be measured against the cost of tooth brushes, bi carbonate of soda, pulverized chalk or tooth powder, and early dental at tention. upon which side would the balance lie? The Child May lie an Af flicted Child. A child can not do ,ood work in school and be advanced as he should be if he Is unable to hear distinctly what the teacher says to the class, or if his vision is so poor that he Is un able to sec the work on the black board. or the letters in his books. ! once knew a teacher who sent home a note recommending that Johnnie have his eyes examined for glasses, because his vision was so poor mar nf» rouiu »•»« lessons properly. This Is the reply received: "There Is nothing the mat ter with Johnnie’s eyes. If he can't see, move his seat nearer the black board. If he does not learn his les sons. keep him after school until he does learn them, that’s what you are paid for." Fortunately the time is at hand when it Is ensy to persuade mothers and teachers that they can lighten their own labors and add to their ef ficiency and help their children by being on the watch for month breath ing, for strained or crossed or im flamed eves, for decaying teeth, for nervousness or sluggishness. "The children are our to-morrow and as we guard and protect them to-day so will they deal with us then." The notion that the high-priced cuts of beef are any more nutritious or digestible thnn those costing less is pronounced a delusion by those who have Investigated the matter. Even "tough” meats are usually very digestible. Indeed, all of our com mon meats are easily digested, and It is only a notion that one must have sirloin or porterhouse to get good beet. This is one of the twelve months you should he getting something from your garden. Are you? mi_ A JUNE BUG FENCE. How the Itrn inlet to Blackberry Batch Became a Field of Disappointment. Have you ever seen a fence of June bugs fifty feet long and four feet, six and one-half Inches high, and heard that fence sizz-z-z-z-z like a baby cyclone with the asthma? And then while you gazed with open-eyed, open-mouthed astonishment, seen the whole thing rise ‘‘bodaciously” in the air and disappear in the direc tion of the Mississippi River—re turning and disappearing with the sun? If you haven’t, now’s your chance, for that notable sight and sound can be found down in my garden. Of course, I didn’t plant a June bug patch. I set out a row of cultivated blackberries, and as soon as it got four feet high and thick and nourish ing and berries were ripe and the back porch full of glass jars to can what couldn't be eaten, every June bug in Middlefork township, not to mention Southfork and Muddy Creek, put out for Bramlette. If any are missing, it s because they are too old and infirm or too young and helpless to move, though even then they are headed In this direction. Now I struggle till I get in the last ditch, but when that is reached, I quit. No good contending with fifty feet of June bugs. If I lay eyes on any blackberry pies this summer, it will be when the neighbors invite me to bring my quilt pieces and spend the day. I had the glass jars put back in the cellar to wait for the peach crop, and 1 got out the old blue-back speller and read about the hopeful lady who counted imaginary eggs laid by Imaginary hens, selling them for Imaginary money, and buy ing therewith an imaginary green gown because green became her com plexion best. Now I’ve always liked her because I’m of a hopeful dispo sition myself, but all the same, next summer I shall depend on the old time, reliable fence-corner, road-side blackberries that you and I were brought up on. MRS. J. LINDSAY PATTERSON. "No man can serve two masters,” said the priest to one of his parish ioners. "I know what, yer Riverence. Me brother tried it, and now' he’s doing time for bigamy.” — Everybody's Magazine. Teacli the Child to See the Beauty of Farm Life. Here Is a word for farm education. We hear so much of the “higher education” and see so much of the veneer of “culture” that we become weary and long for the wholesome, big-hearted contentment that should come from a knowledge of farms and farm life if the boys and girls are taught to get from them all they can give. Such stress has been laid upon the drudgery of farm life that nearly every one believes the farmer to be the hardest worker in the world. Could we make the boys and girls understand that whatever is worth having comes from drudgery—and hard drudgery—whether at the plows, In the work shops or at the desks, and that success In any direction means years of toil and study, we might be able to keep them at home. It never can be done with those who are ambitious for the betterment of their condition so long as the un lovely, uninteresting, monotonous life Is theirs. " ny not negin in ume to instill Into young minds a love for the beautiful things God has given to the country—an Insight Into the lives of birds, bees and flowers, not from the financial side alone, but from the esthetic as well? Teach the children the harmony of bird music, the beauties of trees and blossoms; how the cun ning seed develops Into root and branch and leaf and by subtle com binations yields rich fruits for man’s relief. The pictures nature paints on mountains, valley and sky. To be a relief; the pictures nature paints on ing one of a hurrying, tired crowd In n dusty street. To be In the broad cotton fields, the blue sky above and the free, pure air around is better than standing in a narrow passage between shelf and counter measuring cotton by the yard. It is the false ideas of ease and comfort which tempt our children to towns. The constant ding-dong of money values into a child’s ear makes him grow hard as the dollars he covets. Let us insist upon a course of study embracing a study of nature in all its various aspects. Create an inter est in life—something to keep the mind busy with the real things that mnke for happiness, and contentment will follow as surely as day follows night. EVA L. BARRON. \ ' * v I Don’t Over-Dress the Dahy. It would be a great thing if only we could realize that the whole array of coarse factory made laces and embroideries have no place in the wardrobe of the baby, that this kind of trimming is never in keeping with the dainty col oring of the little one. Not long ago at a gathering of women, I met a little mother with her young daugh ter, of two months, a pale, delicate, fretful little baby, arrayed in its “best dress.” And what a sadly dressed little creature it. was! Heavy, coarse cotton material formed the body of the robe, which was more or less tucked, the whole completed by a flounce of wide, coarse embroidery, fully a yard in depth. The entire dress, I should say, measured two and one-half yards in length. The little head was covered with a fac tory made bonnet, hot, uncomfort able and hideous. How could a baby bo expect ed to be sweet and happy or to grow and flourish in such an outfit? Fancy the weight of clothing borne by those tiny shoulders, not to men tion the absolute lack of beauty and appropriateness. There had been considerable money and time spent in making the little dress, enough money to have bought two or three dainty dimities, and certainly enough to have replaced this utterly ugly garment with the sheerest of thread (Continued on page 474.) THE Mother’s Magazine Is a Monthly Home Magazine devoted to all that is of interest to the Mother, the Girls and the Home. This is one of the very best publlca- ONE tlons of its kind, sells at 60c per year. 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