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' Thoro aro loyal hearts, thero are
There aro souls that are pure and
Then, give to the world the best that
' you have,
And the best will come back to you.
Give love, and love to your life will
1 - flow, ! '
And strength for your every need;
Have 'faith, and a score of hearts will
Their faith in your words and deed.
jGivo truth, and your gifts will bo paid
? in 'kind;
'"'. Give song, and your songs will meet;
And the smile which is sweet shall
4 surely find
. i'.A smile that is just as sweet.
Give tender pity to those who mourn,'
You will gather in flowers again;
For the scattered seeds of your love
thus sown "
.Will grow, though it seemed in vain.
Ah, life is the mirror of rich or poor,
It reflects what we are ana do;
Then give to the world the best you,
And the best will return to you.
' ' .Among the many letters which come
' tcTme these hot, mid-summer days, are
'some from- bur isolated friends, asking,
that literature be sent to them, if any
one will be so kind as to spare it. To
many of our readers, it is simply a
matter of a few cents postage, and a
. few minutes' time to wrap and address
the bundle. To some, the '.'few cents"
. is something of a burden, but to many
it i$ not; and to the lonely woman or
' man, who, from various causes, may
' not supply themselves with, tho cove't-
,ed book, magazine or paper, It means
more than I can teli you. Theie ate
men and women in humble homes all
over tho country who aro actually
starving for tho reading matter that
most of us do not know how to got rid
of, and tho keeping of which only adds
to our daily toil. If these printed
pages might bo gathered together by
some association of bright young girls
who are longing to do good, and sent
out to the lonely motner who is
" bravely struggling to help win a home
for hersolf and her children in some
far-away farm region, there is no
measuring the good mat might flow
One of the letters which I have re
ceived will speak for all the rest;
these women do not like to ask for
those favors, fearing reproach may fall
upon them. Hero is the extract:
'.When you mentioned tne matter in
The Commoner some time -ago, I felt
that it was too much like begging to
ask 'for such favors; tmt I have be
come so hungry for something to read
that r would be glad if I can get al
most anything. I would bo thankful
for any reading matter that could bo
. read in the family.'' Another, an ln-
valid, and evidently a gentleman,
though he forgets to send his name,
sajs: "We would be more than thank
ful If we might have a few' of the
i daUy paperseither side, politically
,..sp they contained .the , news of the
worid-r-that are thrown' crown every
;v;day in thoH offices flftttjB homes, after
Obelus read. No. woiicier. the farmer
. ', Isc, ignorant, .01 thath.lBT family , grows
up illiterate: wo are not 'able "to buy
papers or books, because or crop-failures,
and constantly changing values
Of the only salable things we have.''
I wonder if some aright girls or,
women, longing to do good In the
world, and to help the helpless, could
not form a society, whose objeqt it
would be to gather up these many use
less publications useless, because,
having been read, tho reader has no
further interest in them and let it
be known that they will send them
out to those wishing them, that
names may be sent to them.
What do you think of itp girls?
Remember, "It is blessed to do good.'.'
- Weak Eye.
"Sadie." asks for the cause of weak
eyes. J. E. B. asks lor a remedy for
same. Both these questions would
better have been asked of the family
physician. As for the causes of weak
ness of the eyes, they are many; in
most cases, the trouble Is but symp
tomatic of derangement in some oth
er quarter, and the treatment should
be constitutional, as well as local. In
other instances, the trouble arises
from over-use, abuse, or Intemperance
in some form, either bodily habits or
dieting. Then, too the need of glasses
and in these days, one does not have
to be old in years to need artificial
aids to vision or. the wearing of badly-adjusted
frames and ill-suited
lenses, is very harmful. Unhygienic
habits in those of either sex will often
injure the vlsipn,.if not induce dlseas'e,
and there, are, also. .causes of heredity
to. consider. '
The remedy, other than that which
the bcculis't will employ by proper
glasses, etc., must generally be sought
in improved general health, or in the
removal of disease rroni other organs
which any physicran will tell you
results disastrously to tho eyes, jt
is best to consult the best medical
authority, if the weaimess rs stubborn,''
or of long-standing. j
One of tho simplest, and often ef
fective treatments, and which will not
harm, if it does not benefit, is to
bathe the eyes often in cold tea, in
which a little table salt has been dis
solveda scant teaspoonful in a pint
of tho tea. Another is, into one pint
of boiled (sterilized) water, put one
teaspoonful of table-salt and one tea
spoonful of powdered borax, let dis
solve, and bathe the eyes frequently
with the solution. If the eyes secrete
a slight mucus, have this solution
pretty warm, and bathe, dropping
some of it into the eye with a drop
per. This is excellent, both strength
ening and healing. Another remedy
recommended highly, is a bath of
witch-hazel; tho witch-hazel bought at
the ordinary department store Is not
too strong, but a druggist will be apt'
to give you a better article, which
will have to bo diluted. The witch
hazel will be apt to "smart" the eyes'
for a little time, but will soon stop
House jackets are recognized as be
ing among the must-naves by women
who would keep at all comfortable
during the hot months. They may be
made of tho pretty now cottons, lin
ens, and laterj of challies, cashmeres
French flannels and other suitable fab
rics They may be trimmed with
frills or ruffles ot the material,, lace?
embroideries, wash . gibbons, etc. and
:gr. exceedingly dainty and cool lS-
' Flounces of all sorts, are mucii'in.
vogue, and among the most fashion-;
able aro. the shirred ones that fall in
spft, becoming folds. For these shir
red flounces, the skirt may be shirred
at the hip and back to harmonize with
the .flounce. ; Flounces ,. slightly cir
cular are also still, popular, and aro,
seen on many gowns too heavy tor
shirring or tucking.
In pongee, the loose coat comes with
the drop yoke to which the lower part
is. generally, shirred or plaited, on.
Where they are wlalted to tho deen
yoke, a collar falls in t nertha-fashion
oyer tne yoite. Tney aro easily made
at home, the fit being very loose. The
loose coat comes in silk, noncee. and
I lace, but in linen, witn the white
linen or duck skirt, it is most worn.
The cut varies consrcerably, hatf
loose, loose, Norfolk and belted. They
are all lengths, from hip to skirt
bottom. White linen coats and white
serge skirts are very fashionable.
The summer coat for the little maid'
of eight to ten years is very simple
and practical, and vary In length from
the reefer, three-quarter, ' to 'full
length. A white box-coit suit for a
girl of fourteen to eighteen is one of
the most sensible of. summer fashions,
as, they launder easily, aro cool, arid'
coat and skirt may be worn separ
With a denim's frocx and sandals"
the average child la able to enjoy life'
n good earnest., Hali;-hose are.wprn'
by both sexes. Checked gingham
wear for the children is both sensible
and pretty. " ' i
Skirts for the dgeS'When Worn abbVe'
thG SMOfifnrici orn nrAtU ,..a-u ii t'
more kilted ruffles. These may 'be
u,sfd: to lengthen or to remodel the
skirt, the kilted portion being laid on
in very wide, shallow plaits and the
ruffles, averaging from five to ten
Inches in depth, are often put on or
gandies dimities, or like fabrics, with
the tiniest headings, which give them
a pretty fluffy effect, and make tho
skirt appear very dressy. A pretty
way to make up a sxirt of figured-mat
ruffl U?e Plain WhItQ g00ds as
Materials, and good ones, can be
found to suit all purses. Materials at
from twelve to twenty-five cents a
yard will answer all practical pur
poses, and will make up pretty enough',
for anyone to wear. An exceedingly
sensible thing for a girl to do is to
take a course in dressmaking and
Plain sewing. The knowledge thus
gained may be of incalculable ad
vantage to them later in life, or ovdn'
"u.mfc umhf eany year3 when scam
stresses and dressmakers are hard' to
get and expensive to keep
Linens, piques and ducks should ni
ways be well shrunken before thW
are made up, and even then they Can
not be relied on implicitly as tW
washings and in some cases, if tW
tteSS. rES . !" important;
stead of V?acTnTforrngthSgm
case of too'creat oi,ri ening(in
VOLUMES NUMBER 30,
V-isoVou. v.0f course von ,i """
intoxicating liauorsl d not Us
"Always Tired." Read ,
culture magazine, and try V1
cal exercises, to TeRaln vlJV'
strength, but be careli no 0 ost
do at first. I can not give vo T '
essary directions. . ou nec'
Annie. An excellent tiiim f u
Which Will nn; : -"'CllOppe
A .chain noI,S, W W.50.
7. i r w k m c 1. in nil- inirnn - . i
the knives will be 'of .iron ffl S
Steel, Frairmnnt L";? ' lnSlea(l
case of too 'great shrinkage.
(Several queries are answered
another column under hwf
Troubled Girl. Many thanks for trie
kind words m another column Xgivev
Ybu cucumber creams for thecomnfS!1
ion, formulated by an expert? P
A Reader. Wh ,i ,... - ..
Mq aimiA-..ir v. f"u,BI)8 OI we nose,,
o? "nfw "S01; somo aeiangemprt
Such, as glasses,, or sman uia ----.
Vo moorl flint nnlv thfi..Oliantlty ubeu
shall be disturbed a't pno time. If UjJ
glace which ., forms ipver the top
oVothei boS ajwwmerit-'brotam. it is,! ,to; wog. -
the' diuesHvAV X -SL bT-, ' ""WnTOPJd has.not prgrespu wu ;;,'
line digestive; . a physician should ad- .lellv mav be repeated .(by setting
..stoeh 'Fragments create, and - '
tables., PnnraA ,. ,i.l ' . u fa0"
-ade usable; sa, "
Vnw M-MPlsaladSana some veRe
,taWcs, arq to he dreed with mayon
nalqe; green Waljles Ave Sfy
treated with a bench! dressing- S
vegetables- wilf if. ieft long 'iu S
K..f!f, eggs, and meat sal
ads should bp marinated. Any good
cookbook .will gh-e you reliable reS
for, salatL dressings. in,t ti, J.:;p,e3
.niade, right, td insure success.
,awrs. &. iieep ybur "World's Fair"
recipe books. ;The. recipes in the lit
tle, pamphlets Igiven out by the va
rious, exhibitor? are to advertise their
goods, or kitchen, conveniences, and
are carefully, elected or written di
rect 1 by the best culinary experts.
They have the added attmnfinn nt
.costing you nothing.
;. Juliette.1 You can nor. nn.v "nt
things" unless you. use the best in-
,greaients. (not necessarily the most
.expensive).. and arewillinir t.n tai
much pains, with. ;them. If vnn fan nt
.first, try to find wherq you made the
misiaue, and then try again. As you
are inexperienced, I would advise that
you make but a small, quantity at a
time, until you have .the practical, as
well as the theoretical knowledge.
-.j Leslie; Do not re-coo?: your "left
overs".; . they, should be merely re
heated, and 'this ds 'best cone. If you
'happen to have-one,? m-.a'Steam-cook-eri;-
if- you havcifot, fcbt the dishv'tfon
tainirig the prepared viands. in a pan,
or vessel, of waterv and bring the
water to the-desired' neat, covering to
keep in the steam, on .the principle
of a double boiler, if the food is to
be quite moist, but,, if desired dry,
leave the, vessel . open, letting tho
stedm escape. '.,"''
Wasache A. complexion expert insists-
that black heads arise, from a
dirty condition of he skin, and its
best remedy is a, .thorough scrubbing
ot tne onenamg parts witn some pure
Soap and, hot water, which will remove
the sebaceaus matter from tie pores.
The scrubbing shouj.d take place just
.before retiring, and a .little good cold
cream should be rubbed in, or, if you
wish to fatten the. face, a skin food of
reliable make may be used, it should
not leave your face greasy.
1Tnrllsi T r -rrt- n nrvTYinlovtnn RnP-
cialist, and can only give you recipes
wnicn are recommenoea to me uy uut.
Here is. a good Iption for pimples:
Carbolic acid, fifteen drops; borax, six
grams; glycerine, lour drains; miium,
thirty grains; alcohol, one ounce;
rosewater, two and one-half ounces.
Shake well together, and apply at
night after a thorough washing with
some pure soap and water, and in
the morning after the ordinary ablu
tions. Give attention to your diet,
also. . ...
L. R, H. Answered you by mail, But
as others have asked your question, 1
answer here. To . prevent tne mold,
,wlien your jelly ls cooled in the
-glasses, pour into the little boloW.?
top melted parafflne wax, covering inc
jelly about a quarter to half an mtn
,with the wax. Jelly dpes not neeu
be sealed, and should be kojii -cool,
dry place, Small receptacle-.
Such, as glasses,, pr sm.aii dishes suuu
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