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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (April 1, 1879)
THE WEST SHORE.
TIIR 111 11 1 0' KMIIIHIM,
BUDUINO C1KNIU8-TIIK AUTI8T'H K1IWT KKKOKT.
8. P. Snow writes aa followi to the Pueifit
Rural Prtu: 1 have been semi-invalid
(or 60 yuan. I have been obligad to itudy the
conditions necessary to the preservation of health
in order to keep aoul and body together ao long.
I will give, meaaurably, the reaulta of my atudiea
in thu line, hoping thereby to beneHt other. 1
love the true reformer! of the age. They are,
for the moat part, philanthropioally laboring for
the good of mankind ; they aea evile, and oor
ruptiona, and oppressions everywhere they turn
their eyes, and labor manfully to leaaen them.
But the trouble with far too many of theni ia
that they labor (00 aaaiduoualy ; they go too far
with their ideaa of reform ; they ride their re
apective hobbies to death, and often do more
harm than good in the world. Now, my hobby,
if I have a hobby, can, I think, be expressed in
The reformer in theology, seeing priestcraft
and error in all oreeda and sects, too often atnkee
at the root of nil religion, and would leave
nothing but poor, fallen human nature to de
pend uoon. The reformer in aocial life, seeing
opproeeton, and tyranny, and corruption in all
Uwi and their administration, ia too apt to do
nounoe all order, and law and government, an. I
advocate a ayetam which would ineviublv mult
ia anarchy and indiaerimiuaU bloodaheJ. The
reformer in medicine, aaeing that druga kill aa
well aa on re, will aometimea atrike looaa from
all medicine and depend entirely upon unaided
nature to affect a cure. Three all go toeitremcs.
The happy healing medium ia not aought. The
old-tine doctor dsuiee a drop of water to hia
fever-burned patient; the hydropathast some
timea drenches him with ice-cold draughts, and
oak him in cold water until ail color, and vigor,
aad life are drenched out of him. The happy
medium won Id be to give him moderately of
ootd water when be waa dry, and bathe him for
taw momenta ia cold, or oool water, when hie
kin wae bet. It ia a good rale ia theee, aad
many other nana, to do
quinine like flour ; anil the hoimrpathist, taking
warning, perhaia, from the evil effecte, will
aometimea radium hia dnee ao a moeiuito need
not fear to awallow it There ia, doubtless,
good in all theae varioui ayatema, but, camel
to extremee, evil result.
oui in n NOB amiruii.
Now, I do not eipecttoadd anything new;
old truths are good enough, and there are enough
of them ; the trouble ia they are too often neg.
leoted or forgotten. The leae drug! the lietter.
Take them only wheu absolutely necessary, and
only aa prescribed by an upright phyait ian, and
thuu only in the amalleet poeaiblo iIinms. l'hey
are ao uncertain in their effects. Indeed, tome
noted physician! go ao lar aa to say that drugs
have done more harm than good tss tha world.
act in a manner
with an honest, intelligent physician to modify
somewhat upon nnnaainaa, that rale. Pepper
aad lobelia are good medioiaea, bat I have seen,
ia the infancy of Thompeuaiaaiam, a maa poar
a haaieag laasanimful of Aery cayeane pepper
iato hia bowl of bread aad milk aad eat it, when
there waa mrthiag the matter with him i aad I
have heard of taking a lobelia am rata to cur. a
acre toe. The allopelaiet will sometimes lead
Thev are too ant. even when thrv cure d
. ' .... a r. . . . :
to leave the system in thai enioeiileil stale thai
some other and more malignant disease will aeiae
upon the patient, when a aeriea of clrcumstancee
rendrra him peculiarly liable. Better, perhR,
to be aick a few day a longer, aud let nature
Anally heal, and heal truly, than to cure with
druga, the deleterious affoota of which remain
for yean, or for lifa, to torment.
BAT WIIOI.BBOMB ruOU.
Kat the most whnleenme anil the beet cooked
food to be nlitainod. Thia due not mean what
ia usually called the richeat The plainer the dlah
the better, so that it is ijnal. It must also faefr
good. If tha appetite la perverted with highly
seasoned dishes, It should be corrected aa epeedily
aa possible by pereietently eating plainer diahee.
It can eomi and eaaily lie done. Have a large
variety, eat everything that la a-iHxl, but not at
one meal. Here let the smallest number u(
diahea that will pmiejrly aaliefy the appetite,
Baffle. Use very few condiments, aad spues,
aad eeaaoniaga. Kat slowly, maattoate thor
uglily ; enjoy your meal to tha utaacet, bat
never eat to repletion. Have pleasant subjects
for conversation . keep all escitemente and pas
inns from the table. Indeed, paesiooe at all
time kill, especially the invalid Keep eool
and happy Bathe once a week -oftaaer ia hot
ami dusty weather in warm or eool water,
whichever ia moat agrreable t the seneeliuna
Bathing, followed by a perman.nt chill, la
roiXOW - n i
Bat her raaeon meat step in, for nature ia boo,.
lime parverted. Be very regular ia all your
habits, regular in lying down and ia rising up.
regular in sating, and drinking, aad sleeping,
aad be especially careful not to get late in
habit of eating between meals "lt year
muderetiue be known " la all things. Be mod
crate ia eetiag. la alee wag, la dnakiag, ia labor
aad ia red If yea bar labored bard aad are
hot and thirsty, drink moderately ; If you are
very hungry, eat very slowly aud very moder
ately. If meat agree with yoa, eat a little i If
you are old or feeble, drink a tittle tea or coffee ;
if you need stimulants, drink a littla wla bat
of most of the, l would say, the lee the bat
ter, and of whiaky and tobacco, l would aay
none. I aud with the refrain which I would
iinpree most earnestly upon all, iivokf mvrrmw.
do nothing to eioeaa i and if you have, la a
moment id thoughtleeaueea, ovenloae.phvaleally,
or morally, or mentally, lie bile for a few daya
and recuperate, and do not, unleae you are sen
outly sick, throw yourself Into the handa of. a
physician, who canuot know your nature aa well
aa you ought to know it yourself.
A Aston Bur. A aohoolmiatreaa la tk
country waa taking down the Barnes &ad ages
of her scholars at the commencement of the
term, when, ootalug in turn to a little white
headed l my , aha ask ml him ;
"Well, my lad, how old are yoaf"
" My name a n t 11.' Bald ho sharply ; 'It's
"Well," said the sclumlmletrea, "halls
the mst of your name f
"Why, that's all the nam I've got Just
isn't cumin' to schoo
" Well, what ia your father's name f
"Mb, you needn I put dad s
rt ilail s name ilowni be
Ile a too big to go to
" Wall, how obi are yoa f "
"I ain't ohl at all, I m youag "
The tittle hoy perhape thought be was very
smart, but we (tope none of oar youag readers
will think in. True amartneas doe not etmsisl
ia sauce and disrespect.
I 1 . . . I'., 1 mm The polleh Head ia laundries
is inaile as follows' Htareb, aa oaaeei paratttae,
aboat three draehawi white eager, lahlscieui.
full tatile salt, tableepeoafuli water, qaaatem
sudlcit. Hub up the starch with soft water Iato
a thick, smooth pacts Add nearly or unite a
pint m boiling water, with the salt aad sugar
dissolved in it. aad, having dropped la tee par
ail. 11.. boil (or at least ball aa boar, stirring to
prevent hurtling rllrala lb starch aad aa
while hoi Muffluteat i.liiing may he aided to
the water, previous to the boiling, to overcome
the yellowish eaet of Ike starch, If aaeeaaary.
Mparnvaeeti may be need ia place of peramae
Huucbed Uaea eaa inly be properly Batched by
bard pressors applied to the iroa.
ria "I'ecil, dun I U so rude ' yoc sheal
k..s gealleasea "' Cesaat "Why Bat,