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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA', THURSDAY. MARCH 30, 1016.
b FAREWELL TO "ELSIE" BOOKS
AND "NICK CARTER," SAYS M'LISS
They're Gone, and According to Miss Maria
l Gilpin, Librarian Beloved of the Children,
t' It's a Good Thing, Too
IT MAT be that tho kids of a day gone by had a more exemplary literary tasto,
as our fathers and mothers aro constantly telling us, but If you oak Miss
Marl Qllpln, of tho children's branch of the Philadelphia Free Library, you will
hear a different story.
This nuaint little person has endeared herself to tho four thousand and more
youngsters who, according to circulation statistics, every month troop In for
'flumpln lnterestln' to read." They look upon her as a composlto of Minerva, tho
goddess of wisdom, and a humanized Encyclopedia Brltannlca. For 13 years oho
lias watched tho Juvcntto taste In literatures evolve.
And It Is her emphatic bellof that, as for as tho little boys are concerned. It
has evolved. From somo points of view It may bo deplorable, but tho fact re
main! that tho Nick Carters, tho Frank Merrlwells, tho Hcntys are books of
"The boys simply won't havo them," Miss Qllpln told me. "They say they're
otd-fashloned, or English the latter criticism they mako of tho Honty books
particularly. What they want most of all aro books that liavo to do with
modern Inventions airships and submarines and wireless npparatus. Tho
modern child Is clover. Ho enn apply his knowledge practically. Soo what I
Jtlss Gilpin pointed to a whole alrflcet that hung suspended from nor desk
Zeppelins, biplanes and monoplanes enough to mako a Wright envious.
Products of their genius, they have turned them over to her as testimonials of
their devotion, and she prizes them accordingly.
"I bcllovo that modern boys have an infinitely totter literary Judgment
than their fathers or grandfathers. They won't havo the second rao In litera
ture. The Oliver Optics, for instance, havo boon withdrawn not becnuso they
wero particularly cheap, but because they did not circulate. Tho boys could
get better books. 'Oliver Twist' and 'Huckleberry Finn' wo havo 20 coptcs
of tho latter aro never on tho shelf."
But say It with bated breath, tho tasto of tbo ltttlo girls Is degenerating. I
hato to admit this, but I havo Miss Gilpin's word for It, and I know of no bottor
authority. She declares that children with their hair down their backs and
their skirts at their knees demand lovo stories, and their mothers do not object.
TiUb', lub and more lub'," was tho way ono tot of 12 phrased her tasto in
books, much to tho horror of this capablo librarian, who construes her duty
'to bo not only that of distributer of books, but of mentor to tho young mind as
Because Loulca May Alcott It would not bo too much, I bcllovo, to apeak
of her as an Immortal satisfies this demand for sentiment, she Is still popular,
but tho "Elsie" books those saccharlno confections over which I havo wopt
largo quarts havo beon rejected. For this much, at least, wo can bo grateful,
for no mora unhealthy, albeit no moro cnjoyablo, oxamples of what chlldron ought
not to read can bo named. They aro In tho samo class, I bcllovo, with tho
Chambers and David Graham Phillips novels, and their offect on tho youthful
mind Is similar to that of tho sex books on an older intellect.
It Is a mlstako common to humanity to bollove as we grow older that tho
customs of our own youth wero moro laudable than those of tho present gen
eration. Tho modern youth may not havo tho passion for Shakospcaro and
Bulwer-Lytton that our fathers now claim (for tho latter Instanco, heaven
bo thanked), but at least a nice senso of discrimination Is being maintained.
And if our llttlo girls Beom to demand books moro suited to their grown-up
sister -who has a beau, wo havo Miss Gilpin's word for It that tho worst of
theso aro being "canned." So long, howover, as mothors won't excrclso a censorship
over their children's choice of books In many cases It Is a good thing, tho
eldbrs being no more fit than tho youngsters for this Important function Phila
delphia Is Indeed blessed In Its possession of Miss Gilpin, the children's frlond.
If you don't bcllovo this, drop in any day at tho library on Locust street
below 13th and listen to tho selections she makes for them. M'LISS,
Letters to the Editor of the Womnn's Page
Adflreaa U communications to JI'I.I", care of the Etenlnc Iler. Write on one
Hide ot the paper onlr.
Dear M'LIss Can you give me tho
meaning of the name Arthur? A. G. II.
Arthur means an eminent person, high,
SEEN IN THE. SHOPS
Dear M'LIss Will you pleaso tell me
the difference in the meaning and tho use
of tbo words "differ" and "dissent"? I
know there Is one, and havo forgotten
what it Is. I know you can help mo.
According to "Crabbe's Book of English
Synonyms," the word "differ Is from tho
Latin 'dlffero,' " literally, to mako into
two. It Is applicable either to persons
or to things. Tho word dissent, on tho
contrary, is applied only to persons. Then
too, thero must bo but two persons to
differ, while any number of people may
dissent Differ refers to either facts or
speculations; dissent applies more com
monly to speculation.
Dear St'Lis"! Can I Rwectcn a sponge
which has become quite sour from con
stant usago? I have heard that this Is
An expert telle mo that this can be ac
complished by rubbing a fresh lemon thor
oughly Into tho cells of tho sponge. You
had best do this by rolling tho lemon be
tween tho palms and soma hard object to
soften It, then cut it in two and apply
to tho sponge. Wash out the spongo In
warm water several times, allow It to
dry In tho sun, and it will bo Just like
THE HOME GARDEN FOR
PLEASURE AND PROFIT
By JOHN BARTRAM
Methods of Drainage
rl? IS the subsoil that Is responsible for
the need for drainage. If the soil Is
underlaid by sand or gravel at a depth of
from ono 40 three or four feet, naturo
has provided the drain. You will have
to experiment to see If you havo natural
drainage. Don't trust to the fact that
your ground does not ordinarily "hold
Dig down into the substratum eight
inches to a foot will be enough and see
what is there. No matter how "poor,"
ns the gardeners say, it appears, If it Is
yellow and sandy, you can consider your
self free from the drainage problem. Dut
more likely than not, you will discover
clay. This is virtually impervious to
water. It means wetness In the top soil.
la which your crops of vegetables or flow
ers root and whence they derlvo their
nourishment. Most plants, except celery,
resent an overplus of moisture. They
will peak and pine, and, if the surplus Is
too great, simply die; in any case, the
crops will be late, because planting will
have to bo deferred well up to June, and
growth will be slow and uncertain. Some
times the clay bed Is not very deep ; a lit
tle) digging will discover this; but usually
it is, particularly if you are afflicted with
a blue or dark gray subsoil.
There are several ways to open tho
under soil for profitable cultivation. First.
If the subsoil is not too deep extra heavy
plowing with a subsoil plow will cut Into
the third Bubstratum.
Second. The subsoil may be dynamited
with one of the several good farm pow
ders. This can be done safely enough by
following the explicit directions which
come with the powders. Dut in an age of
safety drat It Is really worth while to take
out a little insurance against an explosion.
After all a garden full of green things
will not ba of much Interest to your re
mains in case of accident. I am a tim
orous soul and afraid even to show my
patriotism by holding a lighted firecracker
in my hand on Independence Day. I have
aq abhorrence, to say nothing of lively
fear, of firearms. My policy for having
the Bartram Garden "blown," as the pro
fessionals call It, cost $10, for a very good
job. too. This covered charges at five-foot
intervals on the patch of approximately SO
by 199 feet.
They furnish their own ammunition and
batteries for setting off the charges, which
is far safer than doing the Job at home
with long fuses. Be Bure the holes for
the charges are deeply enough dug. The
dynamiting is not only good for subsoll
ing I wish I had had it done years before
and I would have saved lots of money In
tho purchase of sand at $1.50 per ton
but it releases all kinds of rich plant
food; latent in the earth.
If the garden Is small t may be
trenched. This la done simply by re
moving the top soil from a strip of
ground, breaking up the subsoil and cov
ering with the top earth from the pre
In. the case) of a large garden tile drain
age solves the problem. The expense
lor a garden of 100 feet by 100 feet would
not bo more than S0 to 10- Tho Job
MB fce done with home labor and the cost
(reduced. Vse round drain tile with col
rsj. It should be placed from three to
Jur feet deep The tllg should run in
m3j matched llfles at interval of SO
lest 8lUl U. UMWC14 , -w
orty or sit leei apart is sumpiuu
Ilrlnc your problem of gardenlne
to the Evenlnc I.edcer for lolutlon. In
addition to iirnoticnl artlclci, timely to
the unison, the editor will nnmrer,
either out of 111 own experience as a
small-scale- curdeiier or through con-
ultittlon with uuthorltleK, qurntlnnn ot
renilem. Atldret John Iturtrnm, Eve
ning LedRvr, riillnoelphln.
main drain running one direction with side
tiling connected with this. Tllo dralnago
is essential whero clay underlies almost
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Friend John Bertram What Is cos let
tuce? What Is Its culture? SUCCESS.
Cos Is tha name applied to the upstand
ing, much-crinkled lettuce used for ro
malno salad. Its cuture la ery simple.
Plant tho teed directly In drills where
plants are to stand, thinning out later to
two or three Inches apart, or plant in
frames, transplanting later to permanent
position. The soil should be mellow and
enrlchened by well-rotted manure. When
the plant Is about three to four Inches
high tie tho tops to ensure blanching the
inner leaves. Cos Is Very sweet and crisp.
It can be cut from time to time above the
eye from which new leaves will sboot for
future cutting Make fortnightly plantings
till June 10, then stop till August 1 to 10,
depending on the heat of the season. Dur
ing this off spell plant Salamander or some
other of the black-seeded varieties.
Plums, Native and Japanese
Friend John Bartram Are the so
called Burbank plums American or
Japanese, and aro they Insect proof? What
Is a good one? GEORGEA.
The Burbank hybrids in many cases are
grafted upon Japanese stocks. Varying
degrees of the Japanese strains are utilized
in the hybridization. The Japanese quali
ties are hardiness, Impervlousness to rust
and mildew, and almost complete im
munity from ravages of the ouroullo. This
is a flying Insect ; the female of which lays
her eggs in the plum, either blossom or
newly formed fruit; these hatch out and
grow with the maturing fruit, which is
sapped of its strength and In time mum
mifies and drops to the ground. Only con
stant spraying with Bordeaux arsenate
solution avails to save the fruit of the
native and European plums. Two good
varieties of the hybrid Oriental trees are
Abundance and Burbank.
Premature Lilies of the Valley
Friend John Bartram What shall I do
for some convellaria, which have pushed
their shoots out of the ground and of
Which the roots seem to be rising out of
the ground? L. S.
For the next week or two It would (be
well to keep the green tips covered with a
little fine manure mixed with its own
quantity of light loamy soli. Lilies of
the valley are very hardy, but during this
transition time, with its uncertain temper
atures, it Is wise to take simple pre
cautions, xou nave eviaentiy piantea t&e
pips too shallow The only remedy for
this, this season, is to mound ihe plants
Two and a halx-tosh 1 about the roots with mellow soil. After
ilf Ul da fur small area T3ms ttlss blooming season 1 over lift the plants.
Nl igtemiiy witu tao naiupiu ua-1 FrudM dead or weaJc growth and, replant
! tvrr utwMWM . 1 in weu-uuK squ, m m. soaay wcauon. and
vs U vrUl to; vjvit to May tk ' about ave Ucfct detp.
. 1 1 ip
GROS DE LONDRES FROCK
SIMPLICITY of Una nnd novelty of material aro tho chief claims to distinction
put forth by this outfit. Tho gros do Londres silk Is black, with n broad white
stripe. The basquo blouso has a tendency to mako tho llguro look slender, nnd a
further attraction Is added In tho small pink roso at tho left shoulder. Tho girdle
Is of copen bluo velvet, nml Is threaded underneath tho baiquo at tho front, ending
In a bow nnd loops. Tho yoke nnd gulmpo aro made of black Georgette, with bands
of self-material edging tho bell sleeves.
Tho skirt Is quite full, nnd Is mado plain, ns are most striped silk models. A
BUEHTCstlon of tho nannlcr dranery elves a touch of newness to ono sldo. Tho othor
sldo Is undrnped. Price, $.19.73.
A closo-flttlng toque of fine silk braid has for Its only trimming a mass of
seagult wings In black and white, or In solid or combined colors, the price Is $12.
Tho name of fhe shop whero theso articles may bo purchased will bo supplied
by the Editor of tho Woman's Page, Evknino Lnoonn. 60S Chestnut street. The
request must bo accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelopo nnd must
mention tho date on which tho artlclo appeared,
Marion Harland's Corner
At tho Library
" ACORP.ESPONDENT asks for all tho
X"Jl verses of which thl3 Is tho first:
" 'If you Bee a man In woe,
Walk right up and say, "Hello!"
Say "Hello!" and "How do you do?
And how Is tho world treating you?" '
"While tho writer of theso lines does
not npprovo of hailing strangors on tho
streets, or to walk right up and say
'Hollo 1' to an Individual who might bo
an escnped criminal or an Imbiber of
booze Just getting over a spreo, I will say
that tho lines asked for by F. X. M. may
be found among the rhymes of Sam Wal
ter Foss, and published in book form, at
any public library. V. T. A."
Stain on Porcelain Sink
"If C. B. I. will keep trying, she will bo
ablo to removo tho brown stain on her
porcelain sink, unless It has been there
too long. I had a similar experience when
we bought our house, which had been oc
cupied a year. In one corner ot tho sink
was a brown spot, and I was told it could
not bo removed. I scrubbed about 20
minutes a day for two weeks, and It has
entirely disappeared. I used at least eight
different things, generally two a day, and
another day I would try something else.
I used ammonia, sal soda, kerobeno and
patented powders, and always plenty of
borax, soap and hot water. Let clear
ammonia stand over night on the spot and
next morning scour with somo gritty sub
stance and hot water and borax or
naphtha soap. L. D."
Just Like Fresh Eggs
"In answer to the egg question: Get
fresh eggs. Put the eggs carefully In nn
earthern or stone crock. Take one pint of
water-glass to 10 pints of clear water and
pour over tho eggs. Lay n cover over tho
eggs to keep them under the water. You
can gauge the water-glass and water in
as Binall a quantity as you want, only you
must have 10 times as much water as you
have water-glass. I put some fresh eggs
up last year and not one was bad. They
were Just like fresh eggs MRS. E. R."
Quick Way to Banish Ants
"In answer to J. N. B. about ants, I
have found the quickest way to get rid ot
ants Is to have a large spongo for each
room Infested with them. Dip It In sweet
ened water and squeeze cut; leave It
around where the ants can reach it, and
from time to time when the, sponge seems
full of them drop it Into boiling hot water
and repeat. This will clear the premises in
a few days. M. A. 11."
Aids Chronic Invalids;
"I noticed the appeal for a bed or chair
for t little boy, also for crutches for a
woman. Will you kindly publish tho fol
lowing In your department, as in this way
we may reach not only those two cases
but others who may need us? We have a
shut-In society which would be glad to be
put into touch with chronlo Invalids, espe
cially those who are In need of appliances,
such as wheel chairs, litters, bed tables,
crutches, eta The aim of the society is
the comfort and relief of those chronically
ill. Our shut-In membership at pres
ent is 1000. The society has a place for
the sale of the work of shut-Ins. No work
is received from those suffering with tu
berculosls or other contagious diseases.
A copy of the quarterly containing the
report of the work may be obtained by
application to the office. SI, I'. N."
With joy unfeigned we welcome into
our great family the representative of one
of the noblest charitable organizations in
the length and breadth of the land. The
address for which she asks went to her
with grateful acknowledgments. Her let
ter should be pondered seriously and
stored in memory against tha time ot
In the Singular .Number
"Why Is it Incorrect to say 'Neither of
the two were willing? It sounds all right
to me, yet an article upon popular novels
I have Just read criticises an author for
using the expression. J B. B "
In saying "neither of the two" you sep
arate the pair in imagination, putting each
in the singular number. In which case
th verb must be la tha singular to agree
with the nominative. Tha blunder Is sur-
lisUlnxlr fmunt la conversation; cadi
All rnnimnntrntlon nddre4fd to Marion
IFiirlutid hhnuld enclave 11 mumped Bflf-ndilres-pil
cmrloiH and a clipping of tho
tirthlo In uhlfh )ou are intrrestcd. Ir
urn vlslilnc to uld In the charltnhle
Mori: of Urn II. II, ('. should write Marlon
Ilarl.uiil. Ir. cure of this paper, .'or nil
drrsir of tlioe they Mould like to help,
nnd, h.nlnc rcrelled thcui, coniuiunlcut
direct ultli those Hurtles.
occurs now nnd then In tho printed work
of thoso who should know better.
Teaching Trunk Pncking
"I should llko much to know if thero
aro schools whero ono can learn to pnek
n trunk necessary for traveling; also
other details with regard to becoming a
lady's maid. I havo asked persons who
followed this lino of work, and none
seems to know of such places. M. B."
Upon this point tho Comer Is ns Ig.
norant as yourself. Will more sophisti
cated members come to our help? Wo
do not publish addresses. But aro there
schools where ono may learn tho art as a
profession? Tho question Is Interesting.
Planning a "Boston Tea Party"
"I am planning a 'Boston Tea Party'
nnd am looking for tho words and muslo
of a song which was quite popular sev
oral years ago. So far as I can recollect,
tho first stanza Is as follows:
" "Into port at Boston harbor
Snlled a ship from o'er the main.
Loaded down with tea and taxes
Uncle Samuel's purse to drain.'
"Inclosed you will find tho required
stamped and self-addressed envelope, and
I would be most grateful to you for an
Immediate reply. k, g,"
Referred. The words are unknown to
mo. I hold your address. I nm sorry you
cannot get the rhyme sooner. We have
no way of finding them except through
the kindly offices of correspondents.
"Different" Fruit Salad
Nothing Is more delicious than a tasty
nnd attractively garnished salad. This
ono of apples and pineapple may be a
change for somo one. Take a can of sliced
pineapple, a lemon, four large sweet ap
ples, a pint of sweet cream, a cupful of
chopped English walnuts and sugar to
taste. Drain the pineapple, boiling tho
Juice with the strained Juice of the lemon,
sweeten to tasto. Cut the pineapple into
small pieces In a salad bowl, peel the ap
ples and slice them in with the pineapple,
sprinkling the whole with sugar. Pour
the boiled Juices over this and set aside
to chill. Just before serving add the
sweet cream and nuts.
THE CHEERFUL OT
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I kfc.ve t. -skbty,
Whoa very dec-r -to
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Evt Fcilttct jo
Have Things Handy Put Up a Kitchen Shelf
By VIRGINIA E. KIFT
'WOMAN WHO WAITS'
SADDENS BONNY SCOTIA
Ellen Adair Descrbies Changes
Wrought by War in the
Written Specially for Ethsino Ledges.
By ELLEN ADAIR
aLENCOn, Scotland, March 17. Such
queer, sad times In Scotland nowadays 1
And perhaps tho saddest thing of nil Is
tho look on tho faco of the Woman Who
Walts. I Beo that look at every turn in
Horo In one of the wildest and loneliest
Highland glens, far from tho sound of
railroad trnlns, but never far enough for
sorrow not to follow, there's tho old
tragedy nnd tho Woman Who Walts.
Tho train known as "The Flying Scots
man" carried mo rar north from Edin
burgh through tho Highland on to In
verorchy, and then I drove by coach to
beautiful Glcncoo. Tho hills wero gray
with mist that shifted silently nbout tholr
crests, and at every turn of tho lonely
road now glories of scenery sprang Into
"Such changes slnco tho war begnn,"
said tho old man in his hosltntlng, un
accustomed English; "It's a bigger sllenco
In tho glen than over, you'll bo finding."
No nolso but tho rush of tho mountain
torronts and tho cerlo calling of tho cur
lews. I havo always thought Oloncoo a
sort of Paradise but now tho vast sllenco
Is hoart-breaklng. So must tho scattered
homesteads havo looked after tho Great
Massacre of 1C92, when on Just such nn
evening ns this tho MacDon.ilds, of Glcn
coo, wero murdered by an enemy.
At tho top of tho steep flvc-mlle descent
wo halted, and tho old driver got down to
strengthen his brakes with ancient shoes.
"Tho last time you were hero was on a
fishing holiday," ho said ; "it was happy
days those were, boforo tho war began.
Thoro's only the old folk like myself left
now, Tho Glcncoo lads wero always fight
ers born fighters. Thcy'ro all gone, and
cvory homo throughout tho glen's in
mourning for somo lad klllod."
In the wido valley I havo many friends,
for tho Highlanders aro kindly, stmplo
folk nnd never forgot a visitor. "Hark!
Listen to Donald tho Piper," said tho old
coachman, stralnfflg to bring his horses to
a halt, "thero ho walks all day long, up
nnd down outsldo his hut, playing tno very
heart and soul out of himself. Ills eldest
son was killed at Loos, and playlng's all
tho comfort left to him."
Through tho great empty glen re-echoed
tho saddest' of Highland laments. "Loch
aber No More." As we passed tho llttlo
cottago wo saw tho player. Such an old,
bent man, yet walking with such a martial
air. "Ho was a great fighter In his
day," said the coachman, "and It's back
on tho battlefield ho Is now!"
At Queen's House Inn wo halted and a
pretty chambermaid opened tho door. Two
yenrs ngo I remembered her as "tho bon
niest, sonslest lass In tho glen," given to
much dalliance at tho back door of nights
and courted by all tho rustic gallants of
tho place. Now she has lost her roses
and on her face, too. Is the look of the
Woman Who Walts. "They'ro all gone,"
Bho said brokenly, twisting her apron In
her hands, "and the one I 'nvo liked best
Is reported among tho missing."
No need to ask for news of Angus. The
tale was told In thoso five words. "Some
where In Franco" lay all that was left of
tho only son, tho light gone from his eyes
forever nnd the kindly humorous twist
from lips now set in a sterner lino. On
hl3 mother's faco was tho frozen look of
tho Woman Who Walts. But tho old
father turned and spoke, ns though
fiercely challenging, yet with a mouth that
trembled. "D'ye hear?" ho said. "Lord
Kitchener sends his sympathy ! The high
est honor and the finest death
It's proud I nm " His
volco broke, then trailed away Into
Poor empty Highlands of Scotland!
There aro times when tho woman left be
hind yearnB for the old far-off days when
civilization was unknown, and man and
woman used to fight together, side by side
For tho greatest tragedy lies In "merely
waiting" and the saddest heart Is to bo
found in tho Woman Who Walts.
Before you shut off the heat In
your home la the beat time
to lay handsome durable
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1124 Chestnut Street
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HOW many times every day do you
stoop, open a low kitchen . dresser
door and hunt within Us dark riccsscs for
a particular pot or pan that has hidden
Itself for tho moment behind all tho other
pots and pans?
It you had all theso pots nnd pans
neatly arranged on a kitchen shelf, you
could sec In n second Just whero tho de
sired utensil was. Tho result would mean
tno or thrro minutes less troublo and
lnconvenlenco ovcry time you wanted a
"I always keep my nlumlnum ware
out, becauso then I know I won't daro
to slight It when I'm In a hurry, nnd put
It away half clean."
This confession from an honest house
keeper gives us a second reason for k. '
Ing things In slght-they will b. k.Xi
dean! If you do not do your own work 2
and have to put up with a girl who rar.C
bo a coorl pontr lint nm -1 " ,n-K
you havo In tho kitchen shelf a iT,
1ml n tnwnrtl nnrrnfllrin li -.. wl
Keep tho pota on tho sholf upsldi ,1a
HO flint tin 1ltaf now nnalt,1.. . ..UITI
in the bottom of the 'she ft' as shK
as holders for scissors, tea stralmf cor"
fee percolator, can opener or any nun
nrtlclo needed too often to keen in it. ,,
unhandy kitchen drawer.
Havo things handy! Put up a klltim ,
Copyright 1010 by Virginia E, Kift
CALOMEL A2&D CASTOR OIL NOT
NECESSARY, SAYS MEDICAL EXPERT S
OUR medical forefathers mado qui to as
many mistakes as wo mako today.
Two of their greatest mistakes wero
calomel and castor oil.
Calomel, theoretically, did something
to the ltvor. It was supposed that calomel
Incroased tho flow of bllo, or facilitated
tho discharge of bllo from tho liver Into
tho bowel, or something vaguely llko
that Practically, thero Isn't nny reason
to think calomel Increases tho flow of
bllo or In nny way nffects tho liver any
more than other laxative drugs. Experi
mentally, calomel rather tends to diminish
bllo BBcrotlon. Furthermore calomel very
often nauseates, and occasionally, even In
small ono-tcnth grain doses, salivates tho
Castor oil, tho most repulslvo of all
domcstlo medicines. Is an Irritant to tho
Intestine, although It Is an oil. It binds
tho bowel, and is hence sometimes pro
scribed in cases of acuta diarrhea or
summer complaint. But this binding In
fluence makes castor oil unsultablo for n
laxative for frcquont or regular uso. In
deed, ono of tho commonest causes of con
stipation in chlldron Is a too ready 'resort
to castor oil whon a laxatlvo Is desired.
Both castor oil and calomol havo been
found to produco a marked appearanco
of red blood corpuscles not visible blood,
but red corpuscles, which can bo seen
only with tho microscope.
The calomel and castor oil habit Is
only a habit, oven among doctors. Wo
know, becauso wo havo found that neither
remedy Is ever necessary. Thero aro
Invariably less Injurious, nnd moro agree
ablo substitutes to uso. Of course, if a
doctor still harbors tho delusion tlint calo
mel docs somo vnguo things to tho liver,
BRADY, M. D.
why, ho 11 go on prescribing it as a mat. 1
tcr of choice And If ho nssumes that
castor oil Is soothing bccaUBo It Is an
oil, ho will still inlllct this Egyptian
panacea upon his patrons.
Cven nurses nnd doctors sometimes
Imnglno milk, being n rtuld, Is easier
to digest than, say, bread or meat. That
this Is not necessarily truo has been
proved over and over again, whea hard,
denso curds of milk wero found to have
caused perforation of a typhoid ulcer.
That Is ono reason why scraped beef and
other solid foods nro often given In tha
courso of typhoid fever.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Going Out After Infection
A number of peoplo say It Is folly to go
out too soon nfter t'o grip. "Wo aU
ways sond our children outdoors as much
as posslblo whon they havo ordinary
coryza or soro throat, and with good re
sults. But wo should npprcclato your
opinion nbout going out after grip.
Answer Got out In tho atmosphere and
regain your health; but grip or coryza,
or whatever It may be, hero's the one
rulo to follow: Bo comfortable It can
never help you to suffer with chilliness
A reader wrlte3 to say that, Interested
In our articles treating upon gall-saa trou
bles, sho has failed to find ono relating
to her particular trouble. If Bhe will
send a stamped, addressed envelope wo
shall bo glad to let her havo a complete
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For the moon novcr beams without bring
ing mo dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Leo ;
And the stars never rlso but I feel the
Of tho beautiful Annabel Lee ;
And so, all tho nlght-tlde, I lie down by
tho side '
Of my darling my darling my life and
In her Bepulchro there by the sea.
In her tomb by tho sounding sea.
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