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WOMAN AND HOME.
USEFUL HINTS CONCERNING THE
CARE OF CLOTHES.
IIow the llnby Should IJo Looked After.
Tho Flncnr Nulla A Collets Prize.
1'iunlly Doctor Knalilon l'late Hint
for the Ilouaeliolri.
?'As most people like to have their clothes
last as long aud look as well as jHmible, a
few hiiits on tho care of clothes may not
como ntnisa. All must ndmit thnt clothos
that aro cared for projwrly will outlast those
that aro neglected, aside from their also ap
pearing better. It does not matter how duo
the material may be of which they aro made,
if they aro dust grimed from carelessness in
brushing, or ill (Ittiag from neglectful fold
ing or hanging, they will never make as
pood an apiearnnco as those made from a
c"henier and poorer grade of cloth that has
been cared for.
Thero is no color that shows tho dust
sooner than black. If a smooth faced fabric,
the dust may Ik easily removed with a brush
broom or bristle brush, or if left somo time
uubrusued, it is not of so much iniportauce,
for it may bo removed at almost auy time
before using, but if the cloth is corded or
rough faced, it is of tho utmost importance
that it shall bo brushed thoroughly as soon
an convenient. After coming in from out
nidc the clothes are very apt to retain a good
deal Of tho dust of tho street, and at such a
time, if possible, they should bo brushed
thoroughly ero putting away. First, the hat
or bonnet must bo brushed well, trimming
and all. If of felt or straw a bristle brush,
such as is used for clothes, is the best, but if
of velvet a liner one, which is made especi
ally for such a purpose, should bo used. If
it is of cloth a fine corn broom will do very
well, and some also use this article for felt,
but generally it is too coarse, and is not as
good in any way as tho bristle brush. In
brushing a felt hat or bonnet, always brush
one way to keep it looking nice.
Aftr lieing caught iu a rain or snow
etorm with a felt hat, and it is wet, on com
ing inside do not put it to dry without
brushing. With tho brush begin at tho rim
and go round and round, always tho one
way, brushing very hard, until the crown is
reached, brushing tills m tho same way until
you finish in the center tho top of the crown;
then put it nwuy to dry and when wanted it
will look almost as good as new. Never put
a felt hat away whilo wet without brushing,
or it will be spotted when dry. Men's stiff
hats may be kept looking nice if treated in
this way after being out in a storm.
If tho outside garmsntor wrap is of smooth
or corded material, it should Ihj well brushed
and hung away, but if rough faced, it will
need to be taken into tho air and well shaken
in addition to brushing, to remove even a
part of tho dut that is suro to adhere to it.
A dress, whether rough or smooth cloth,
should bo takon out into tho air and shaken,
owing to ite being next to impossible to get
into the crevices of tho draperies, where the
dust is certain to find a lodgment, with a
brush broom or bristlo brush. Never uso a
brush of any kind on a silk dress, as a piece
of woolen cloth will do tho work a great deal
better, aud will not injuro tho fabric, which
a brush generally does. It is a good plan to
bang heavy dresses aud wraps on the line
onco iu a while, when a stiif wind is blowing,
which will do more toward cleansing than all
tho brushing that could be given them. To
be sure, this not to Ihj recommended for
light, delicate material, but only for such
goods as hold the dust. It is very important
that men's dark colored diagonal clothes
should bo brushed frequently, for, if neg
lected, it will bo found impossible to remove
the dust, and if the clothes are black, they
toon liavo the apix-aranse of being off color
long ere they should be.
Never turn a coat insido out when hanging
it up, or you will surely ruin tho set of the
collar. Where couvenient, wiro frames aro
the best to uso for this purpose, but lacking
these, hand tho coat by the loop at the collar
with tlso right sido out. Never hang a dress
up insido out, but if posole allow it two
nails, somo distance apa :. Hang it with
front facing out, by tho loops usually placed
on tho waistband at each sido breadth. This
way of hanging a dress will keep tho drapery
and plaits, if thero are ony, in position, and
is tho modo recommended by an experienced
dressmaker. Some have tho loops by which
to hang up their basques on the waist lino
insido of tho collar, but tho best authority
advises them to Ik) sewn one under each arm.
The same nails used for the skirt aro not gen
erally too far apart, but if they should be,
one of the skirt nails, and another ono driven
into the wall tho distanco wished for tho
basque, can be used. Hang tho basque first
and the skirt over it. To Ikj sure, where
thero is much trimming on a basquo, or it is
of delicate fabric which .will not bear crush
ing, it may bo ell to hang it alone away
from tho skirt, but usually it is best to hang
both together. In a room having no closet
or wardrolw, always cover the clothes if hung
on wall with a cambric or cretonne curtain.
This plan is excellent for covering clothes in
n closet also, and will save n good deal of
wear from brushing, for no matter how close
the closet may Ik, dust is suro to find an en
trance, and as it must lodge somowhere, it
generally finds a resting place among the
clothes. Boston Budget.
T.iUinc Caret of the Haliy.
A baby that is not kept perfectly sweet and
fresh loses half its charm, and is dofrauded
of ite just rights. It should bo bathed in
warm water every morning, and, as it grows
older, tho temperature gradually lowered
until at 5 months old, the chill is just taken
oft the water. Moat babies love thoir bath,
and aro more apt to scream at being taken
out of it than when put into it. If there is a
shrinking from the plunge, a small blanket
can bo spread on the tub, tho child laid on it,
and gently lowered into tho tub. At night
it should 1)0 held on tho lap and quickly
eponged with a sponge, wrung out of warm
water. Ite mouth should bo washed with a
soft ploco of linen dipped in cool water. All
creases where tho flesh touches should be
powdered with pulverized starch, or any
good toilet powder. This is most important,
and must never bo omitted, as tho delicate
akin easily chafes. Whoro there ia redness,
or any symptom of chafing, lycopodium
powder should be used; it is most healing,
and can Ik applied cyen if tho skin Is broken.
When there aro frequent discharges, the
parte should bo washed in thin, boiled starch
instead of water, it is criminal neglect to
allow a baby to suirer from chafing.
Tho head require iwrticulnr attention. No
daintiness iu other resj-octe can atono for the
disfiguring brown patches which are some
times, allowed to remain there. The top of
tho head should bo well washed with soap
and water every morning. If, in plte of
this, traces of scurf npjear, tho spoU should
bo rubbed at night with olivo oil, and gently
scraped off ia tho mornlug. If tho opphca
Uon i not suecoMful, it should ba reeaUd
until it l. Hut thero will bo llttlo trouble If
tho matter U attended to when tho brown
flake flrnt show thenimlve
A tho baby grow older nud tho teeth de
volop, bib should bo provided, If iioeeary,
to proUat tlo front of tw drwa twin tho too
abundant flow of saliva. Unless carefully
watched, kept as dry as possible, and rubbed
ct times with a llttlo cosmoline, the chin and
neck aro apt to become chafed.
Even a very young baby can bo trained in
good habits in a wny that is surprising to
uny one who has not done it. If its wants
are attended to at a certain hour every morn
ing, a healthy child will seldom soil a napkin.
Tho training cannot bo lregun too early, and
tho habit should be firmly established beforo
it is six weoks old. It saves much trouble to
the mother and discomfort to the child.
A little baby spends the greater part of ite
time in sleep. It is as if nature were prepar
ing it for tho battle of lifo by giving it ns
much reposo as possible lieforo tho struggle
begins. It should never be nwakened unless
it sleeps for a long time past the hour for its
being fed. To rouse a sleeping child to grat
ify the curiosity of visitors or friends is ex
tremely injudicious. As it grows older aud
U awake more, n curtain time should bo
fixed for tho morning and afternoon nap,
and for putting it to bed nt night. If these
hours ure adhered to, they will generally
find a sleepy biby willing to yield to their
soothing influence. It is best from tho first
not to darken tho room, nor keep it specially
quiet. Tho child lecomes accustomed to
bleep through slight noises, and they do not
waken it. Tiio eyes should be protected
from a glare of li;;ht by placing tho head of
the crib toward ths window.
A baby should never lo allowed to sleep
witli an older person. The best bed is a
stationary crib, with woven wiro mattress,
and a thin, soft, hair one placed over it.
This should 1m lirntiK't.il In n tunnim nf rnlv.
ber sheeting; two must Ikj provided, and tho
I ono not iu uso hung iu tho o-en air and sun-
ngut every tiay. it tiieru is the least trace
of an unpleasant smell, tho rubber should bo
washed with somo disinfectant solution. Tho
covering should be wurm and light. A
down comforter is the ideal for winter, if it
is well aired in the sun every day or two.
In summer an ample musquito netting well
raised on a pole, or susenUed from a hook,
should cover tho crib. Klizubeth ttobinsou
Bcovil in Good Housekeeping.
Don't Nejjloet llio ringer Nnl!.
Because you live in the country and do
housework, and even somo good honest toil
on tho farm itself, is no reason why you
should neglect certain little niceties of life,
such as tho care of your hands and teeth.
You probably w ill not bo nblo to keep the
former white ami soft as if you used them
only for dainty embroidery, but n few min
utes each day spent in caring for them will
show at least that they are well kept, and
signs of toil that cannot Iw eradicated you
need not bo oslmmod of. Tho nails can bo
kept nicely trimmed; they canuot be oven
moderately long, but they may be lihapely
and pointed. Perhaps you cannot ulTord to
buy tho outfit of a "manicure," but you un
doubtedly liavo a pair of smull embroidery
scissors; the file you mu.t replnco as best
you may with tho one in your penknife, or.
failing that, with a pieco of coarse sandpa
per; uud tho chamois jKjlisher, costing any
where from sixty cents to $1, you can make
youi-solf. Take a child's block about an inch
thick and three inches wide by five long
largo enough to grasp it firmly tack a bit
of soft cloth for padding, and over that a
pieco of tho chamois you keep for polishing
silver on one of tho edgos, uud you have an
urticlo that may not bo ornamental, but will
answer every purpose.
Soften your hauds by washing in warm
water with some good toilet soap for a few
minutes; then with the small scissors trim
tho nails, rounding them nicely, and cutting
the corners ery low. With somo blunt
instrument (if you have not a file) push buck
tho flesh from the base of the nails, aud trim
away all tho dead skin. Now apply your
polisher, and brush vigorously lor a few
minutes. Do this once a week, and every
day spend a few minutes in tho uso of the
polisher, aud 3 our hands will repay you iu
their neat appearance for tho time you havo
E'Hmt. A solution of oxalio acid kept in a
bottle with a glass stopper will remove all
stains of ink or fruit, and a match or a small
stick dipped iu tho solution and passed under
the nails will remove auy discoloration that
does not como oil' with washing. Thero is a
pink powder sold by druggists for polishing,
but this may be dispensed with. If, how
ever, you get any, bo sure that you get tho
best und not a spurious article. You should
havo a pair of old kid gloves, or, better still,
wash leather, to wear when you are weeding
in tho garden, or doing any housework that
will admit of it. I sjeak with a conviction
born of sad experience, for I am a farmer's
daughter myself, rind never thought of car
ing for my hands when I was a child. When
I was old enough to caro it was too late, and
I have found out that no amount of after
caro can make up for that early neglect.
Cor. American Agriculturist.
A Harvard Annex (i Ill's Kay.
In Harvard uuiversity tho Bowdoin prizes
are the highest rewards attainable for Eng
lish dissertations, and they range from 8100
downward, lieing accessible to till students of
tho university, undergraduate or graduate.
This, of course, excludes tho young lady stu
dents of tho Harvard annex, which has no
organic connection with tho university.
By an accident an essay on tho subject,
"Tho Itomun Senate Under tho Empire,"
written by MissE. 11. Pearson, was submitted
to the judges, Professors Torrey and Young.
Without the identity of tho writer being dis
covered the judges awarded tho essay the
first prize of 4dU0. The essay was signed
merely "E. B. Pearson." Tho class and de
partment of tho university were not desig
nated, as is required, and Professor Torrey
expressed some surprise that the author of bo
able an essay should not have complied with
a provision so simple. Ho searched the cata
logue of the university for tho name of E. B.
Pearson, and on not finding it bomebody gave
tho suggestion that this pei-son might bo dis
covered in the annex. In this way tho fact
came out tho author was a young lady.
So the essay of Miss Pearson was neces
sarily ruled out of the list, und a prizo of f 75
was awarded to a young gentleman instead,
while Miss Pearson dropped at onco from tho
Bowdoin prize of $100 to the humblor annex
prizo of t'JQ, thus paying 870 outright for tho
privilege of being a woman. Now York
Tho .Muiilcur' Outfit.
Another necessary adjunct to tho dressing
table is tho little Parisian box used by the
manicure, and which may bo bought for a
small sura of any chemist or jerfumer. It
contains a boat shaped implomont, covered
in chamois leather, and furnished with a
bandlo, and there i a tiny box of flno pink
powder of a slightly gritty nature. You
breathe on the nails, and then sprinklo them
with tho jwwdur, and iwliih briskly 011 the
chamois jxid. But before this process is
reached, you must first uso tho other llttlo
implement, which w of ivory, with ono end
shaped almost like a pon, tho other fitted
with a small brush. lis tho center is a flat
file, 011 which you wtr.fully shajw tho tojw of
the nails, rounding them oil" at olther sido to
follow tba lint of tho flnw Helwirs shouli
navor Iw used for tho liur naiU, u by out
ting them you make tho nulls coarse and
thlak. With tlw ivory lut you clean tho
finger iwlU, uud also gwilly jwh lwk the
fluAi to MVtfiUU whlUccuUnd toprt
rent tho sklu pnttlng and forming "hang
nails," which quickly appear if tho kln ad
heres to tho nail. Tho Ijidy.
Following the l"nhlnn rinten.
The patterns sent out by jvittorn houses
aro often absurdly elaborate. Thoy ore mado
up to extract trade and they do not represent
tho best tasto of fashionable people, Whilo
jwttcrn makers have done an inestimable
good in helping mothers to shapo tho frocks
and clothing of their children, saving hours
of worry and vexation, they havo dono a
great evil in prolonging in places remote
from tho great cities the mania forover elab
oration in the dress of women and children.
Every mother naturally wishes her child to
look pretty and neat, and too many mothers
lured by fashion plates havo spent hours of
toil in making elaborate dresses for their
children, only to find, when tho dresses were
finished, thnt they were ugly and unsatis
factory. There is but ono remedy. Let
mothers take tho goods the fashion makers
provide, but avoid all clalwrato designs, do
signs which arc put in merely to fill out tho
books. Mnko simple clothing for tho chil
dren, and enjoy yourself a rest from anxiety
alout their dress, and tako tho pleasure that
conies from a neat, orderly household. Wo
The Walk of AVoiiiiin.
It cannot Ikj out of plaeo here to suggest
tho advisability of opening classes where
children, girls especially, might bo taught
thescienco of walking. Mothers should be
the natural teachers, but many who aro rig
idly careful in all other particulars seem ab
solutely indifferent on this important point.
In fact, after showing them navigation by
means of their legs, duty is believed to bo at
an end, and no matter how wretchedly the
child moves tho ixirent rests satilled with
only spasmodic attempts at correction.
Whether tho ungraceful wabble, tho halting
step and painful stoop so commonly seen is
attributable to carelessness or unnatural
dressing, certain it is that six out of every
ten women walk abominably. To Ihj upright
and easy in ono's movements is only ns na
ture intended, nud unless deformed thero is
not tho slightt excuse for tho absurd loco
motion noticed on the streets every day.
Why children aro iermitted to grow up
pigeon toed, round shouldered, crooked and
awkward is a proposition loft ojxm for fur
ther discussion. Now Orleans Times-Democrat.
The I'litnlljr Medical Advlnor.
When you chooso a doctor, it is well to givo
him to understand that you aro depending
upon him, and that you consider him already
in a certain sense responsible for tho physical
well being of yourself and your family. The
lato Dr. Alpheus Beuning Crosby well said
that his idea of a wise patient was "ouo who,
having selected an intelligent physician, holds
him personally responsible for his life."
Having selected your physician, then make
him iu reality the medical adviser of overy
member of your family. Tako him into your
homo nnd give him tho opportunity to bo
como acquainted with tho personal aud family
history and physical condition of every mem
ber thereof, so that ho may bo able to traco
their hereditary tendencies, recognizo their
predispositions, understand their peculiari
ties, and anticipate their weaknesses in
short, to know their constitution. Haviug
this knowledge, he will be able to give them
the wisest advice iu health, and the most
successful treatment iu sickness. Domorest's
Taste for Tnper nnngers.
Paper hangers' paste is best mado by first
heating tho water to tho boiling point; then
odd Hour, stirring constantly to prevent the
formation of lumps. Tho flour bhould bo
sifted into the water through a sieve to in
sure moro equal distribution. Agitation
must bo continued until the heat shall have
rendered tho mass of the desired consistency.
In order to increase its adhering strength,
powdered resin in tho proportion of one-si ,,
to one-fourth of tho weight of the tit
should be added. Oil of cloves or a fowdr
of carbolic acid added will keep tho pas',
from souring. Chicago Times.
After the Hath.
Let mo here remark that no bath is perret
in its results without the long aud brisk fric
tion of hands or a coaroo towel afterward.
Friction not only stimulates circulation, but
it makes the flesh firm and polishod liko
Parian marble. It is sometimes astonishing
to seo tho change mado in an ugly skin by
friction, and any lady who wishes to possess
a healthy body, firm to tho touch and fair to
the eye, with tho elasticity of youth well
prolonged into age, must give willingly of
her strength to the daily task of rubbing tho
body thoroughly. Dress.
Preserving Nut rival Plnworn.
To preserve natural flowers by the wax
solution process, dip tho flowers in melted
parafllne, withdrawing them quickly. Tho
liquid should only bo just hot enough to
maintain ite fluidity, aud tho flowers should
be dipped one nt a time, held by tho stalks,
nnd moved about for an instant to get rid of
uir bubbles. Fresh cut flowers, freo from
moisture, make excellent specimens in this
way. Good Housekeeping.
To removo the glossy appearance from a
diagonal cloth coat, first free from dust, then
sponge or brush with warm water and am
monia, a tensixjonful of ammonia to a pint
of water, and n small piece of castilo soap,
thon rinso In water and nfterward spougo
with hot coffee and rinso again in cold
water; then hang to dry. Before it is thor
oughly dry stretch well with tho hands or it
Tho head nurse of the Children's hospital
in London says that tho six general qualifi
cations for a good nurso are "presence of
mind, gentleness, accuracy, memory, obser
vation and forethought," She finds it "a
popular fcmalo delusion" that overy woman
is born a nurso.
Tho prevent flies from spoiling gilt frames
and fittings, brush them with a camel's hair
brush wet in water in which onions havo
been boiled. The flies havo aristocratic
tastes, and will not go where they come iu
contact with anything savoring of onions.
Lemons will keep good for months by sim
ply putting them into a jug of buttermilk,
changing tho buttermilk about overy three
weeks. When tho lemons are required for
uso thoy should lie well dried with a cloth.
If you wish to keep a sharp knlfo don't put
it in hot greaso; stir your potatoes while fry
ing, or turn meat with a fork or an old cuao
knifo kept on purpose.
Never sun feather Uls. Air thorn thor
oughly on a windy day in a cool place. Tho
sun draws tho oil, and gtvos tho feathers a
Cabbago is modo disctiblo by first slicing,
then putting Into lolling water, with a pinch
of soda and some salt, and boiling just Of teuti
To clean straw matting, Ml throe quarts
of bran l;i ono gallon of water, and wash tho
luattiug with tho wuter, drying U wult
TRUANTS FKOAl HOME.
TRIALS AND TEMPTATIONS OF RUN
AWAY BOYS IN NEW YORK.
A Plain Matter or Knrt Talk from New
York' Chief tnnneclnr lloys Get Their
Idea of the City from I.urld Hooka A
Few r.xaiupli'R from the Records.
Having already referred in a general
way to tho evil effects that usually fall
to tho lot of n boy who is so foolish and
headstrong ns to run away from homo
nnd try his fortunes in tho great city, 1
will cite a few eases of tho many with
which tho records of our police depart
ment abound. AH teach tho enmo lesson.
In January, a year or two ago, a hoy
eleven years old left his homo in Albany
and camo to this city, as ho afterward
said, "to seo the sights." As day after
day passed anil he did not return, his
parent., greatly worried, made inquiries
for him in many directions. Tho police
of this city were tusked to join in tho
The hoy had lieen absent about three
weoks when one day mi oflicer who wius
patrolling 11 post iu tho neighborhood of
tho docks came upon a boy who stag
gered iw ho walked. The officer's first
impression was that tho boy was intox
icated, but upon making 11 closer exam
ination and questioning him it turned
out that ho was not intoxicated, hut
weak from lack of food and from ex
posure in tho wintry weather.
Tho policeman took him to headqnnr
tere and gave him a good meal. After
ward it was discovered that ho was tho
hoy from Albany whoso disappearance
had caused so much concern.
His parents were promptly communi
cated with, and ho was very glad indeed
to go homo with his father, who camo
alter him without delay.
A few months after this occurred our
police were requested to look for two
boys ono fifteen years old, tiio other
thirteen who had run away from their
homes in 11 New England city. Thoy
had good homes and kind parents, hut
they had tired of going to school.
Tho ideii of wonderful adventures had
been put into their heads by the books
thoy had been allowed to read, and they
determined to see lifo for themselves iu
a larger city than the ono whero thoy
had been brought up.
They wandered about New York for
five days, but found lifo hero a sterner
reality than they had supposed. Tho
little money they had was soon spent,
and at the end of the live days thoy were
glad to givo themwlves up to tho police,
and tearfully asked to bo sent back to
Ono day a policeman attached to ono
of tho down town precincts saw a boy,
evidently a stranger in tho city, sitting
on tho porch of a hoiibe, and soon found
that he was exhausted from hunger and
partially ovcrcomo by tho heat. The,
boy was only eleven years of ago.
Ho had come hero alono from a town
in Massachusetts, first because ho wished
to seo what tire great city was like, and
also because ho had an uncle here, and
expected to bo hospitably received. Ho
had the address of his undo, but as ho
waa totally unfamiliar with tho city ho
could not easily find the house.
When at last, after much wandering,
ho did succeed in getting to tho street
and number, to which ho had been so
often directed, ho was worso off than if
he had not found them. Tho hope of
finding fcs uncle had leen tho ono thing
that cheered him during his journoyings
through the labyrinth of streets.
But now his uncle refused to aid or
harbor him. Giving him a little bread
and butter wrapjMid in a paper, ho turned
the boy adrift upon tho cheerless stroete.
Under our law tho undo was arrested
for his inhuman conduct, but ho was
discharged in court on his promise to
boo that tho boy was taken back to his
After the ambition to go west nnd
fight Indians perhaps tho desire to go
upon tho stage is the strongest motivo
animating boys who take a plunge into
tho wido world for themselves. Moro
girls than boys aro ".stage struck," but
the girls do not run away as tho lwys
do at least not when they aro bo young
as most of tho runaways of tho other
No doubt tho exj)erienco gained in
running away from home is often salu
tary. The glamour and glitter that aro
imagined to surround lifo in a big city
aro speedily been to have no oxistenco
save iu tho fancy, and tho difilculties in
tho way of a strange lad in a strange
place who is seeking a situation, even of
tho humblest kind difficulties which
amount practically to an insurmount
able obstacle aro soon deeply impressed
upon tho mind. Fortunately, before tho
matter has gone much further, in most
cases a successful search is mode for tho
missing ono and ho eagerly seeks his
father's door again.
But this exiwrietice is not one that
rational parents would choose for their
growing boys. Tho stern realities of
lifo will como all soon enough in tho
natural course of things.
As I havo already moro than intimated,
many years of experience in polico work
convince mo that bcarcely anything worso
could happen to a boy reared in tho
country or in a small town than to bo
thrown upon his own resources in abusy
and bustling city like Now York. Tho
chances aro all against his earning a
livelihood, even in an humble way, and
all in favor of falling into bad company
and leading a worthless, if not a posi
tively wicked, life.
Tho alluring pictures of citv lifo
which aro drawn in certain books and
papers that aro widely circulated havo
no corresponding reality, and onco
moro 1 would caution jKirents to uso tho
utmost caro in tho selection of their
children's reading matter. Hero ia ono
avenuo of discontent that can easily bo
closed up, or, rather, never ojx?ned.
Moreover, tho hard and bitter expert
oncos of boys who have uttoinptod to
ok thoir fortunes in tho great city, and
tho gladrif with which they wmcomo
an opportunity to But back within tho
shadow of tho roof trco from which thoy
had lately (led, tr&di thoroughly tho lm
Mti that "to tay at homo is lxt."
Thomas Byrnes in Youth's Companion,
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