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ture of money for straightening or
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
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
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
This is one of the twelve months
you should he getting something
from your garden. Are you?
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
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.
"No man can serve two masters,”
said the priest to one of his parish
"I know what, yer Riverence. Me
brother tried it, and now' he’s doing
time for bigamy.” — Everybody's
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.)
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