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HAT important topic, especially to dwellers in large cities and to the over
worked dweller anywhere, sleep, is treated by Mme. Cavalieri to-day with
even more than her usual union of common sense and scientific knowledge.
She dwells in a long, yet interesting chapter, on the preliminaries of sleep,
telling her readers how to secure sound, rejuvenating, life lengthening sleep, by pre
paring for it.
Mme. Lina Cavalieri.
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"The nasal passage should be cleared, so tkat
forehead with Ions
has often brought
sleep to the
By Mme. Lina Cavalieri.
MT views sre a shade old fash
ioned in regard to sleep.
But of this I am jiot
ashamed for some of the old views
In regard to health and beauty cul
ture are the soundest
I believe, for Instance, that It is
well to sleep while it Is dark and
work while It is light. That is the
law of life. It is true that the
beautr sleep is that which we get
the early part of the night, prefer,
bly before midnight The buis of
truth for this saying Is that it is the
sleep we get while we are tired,
that is, the first lap of rest from
fatigue that refreshes and, so to
speak, rebeautlfies us.
One person In five hundred takes
too much sleep. The others take
scarcely enough. There is too little
Bleeping done, for either health or
beaaty, or for mental growth and
well-being. I cannot say to you,
"Sleep seven hours," and to you,
"Sleep nine." You must decide for
yourself how much sleep you need
tn order to awake refreshed, and to
feel strong, and. so to speak, "well
slept," for the day. And having
discovered this, take it at whatever
cost For sleeplessness Is one of
the three greatest foes of beauty.
There Is a right wsy to prepare
for sleep. The mind should be
cleared of worries and of haunting
thoughts, snd the body should be
rleaneed by a warm bath, either :n
the tub or by a sponge or wash
clojh. The throat should be gargled
and the nostrils cleansed of any ob
structions so that free breatumg for
the night is assured. Many use the
atomizer with mild borax water or
salt water for that purpose. There
should be no violent exercise be
fore retiring, no eating of heavy
foods, and no hard metal labor.
Nor should there be any excited
conversation. If It is necessary o
quarrel do your quarreling in the
morning so that, as the wonderful
old Book says, the sun shall not
set on your wrath. Besides being
. good counsel from a moral stand
point this is most excellent beauty
advice. From the woman who yields
often to anger beauty soon
vanishes. If you have not eaten for
several hours before retiring" a cup
of warm milk will refresh the stom
ach and draw the excess of blood
from the brain, permitting sleep.
Sleep when you feel like it There
is a possibility of over regularity In
sleep. If you feel drowsy don't bat
tle with that sensstien. Yield to It
even though It be at midday, and
if at all possible get a short nap at
least. If you combat this tendency
and finally conquer it nature is
liable to wreak retribution by keep
ing you awake later on when you
need sleep by causing you to feel
By M. B. Gleason.
POOR drainage Is the most
frequent cause of plant dis
ease. If the water Is re
tained unduly the earth soon be
comes sour, snd the result Is dis
eased roots. All pots should re
ceive s layer of broken pottery or
large pebbles for sn Inch or an inch
snd a half before the soil Is put in.
and as sn sdded precaution it Is
wise to place over the broken
crockery (bits of flower pots) a layer
of charcoal broken Into pieces about
Once Upon a Time.
By THOMAS TAPPER.
ONCE upon a Uma tfcara wu s Boy.
It bg1na Uk a. Ulrr doesn't
But this la only a Imitation at s
Now. most fslry tsJes beeto wltb
fairy or two and a few ImpoMiols thinr.
and tiler ail proceed la a fclntin
But this tale begins with Boy. some
rdlnary people, and a lew common Jobs
There is nothing fascinating about any
of them. And yet this Boy. in a simple
way. solved We one great problem of
life A problem every human being must
solve, or be a failure.
His name was Horace Reyburn. He
was a Yankee, born and bred on a New
Hampshire farm. It was a stony farm,
every acre of It, and the boy's father
who had Inherited It from bis father
sad so on back, got from It a scanty
Uvlrg of the poorest kind
Horace worked on the farm from tour
teen to tsenty-one. and he was the
first of all the Reyburns to begin to
elear the land of stones. It sounds like
a queer thing for a boy to do, does It
not? But remember, this Is an imitation
f a fairy tale, although It Is true, as
fairy tales are not.
In those seven years Horace desred
ap four seres so thoroughly that the
plough turned up no stones larger than
walnut and not many even of that
else. But Horace saw clearly that If be
lived to be twice as old as his fither
be cuuld never clear up the whole piece,
so on his twenty-nrst birthday be wen:
to work for a carpenter.
The carpenter's name was Wheeler,
end he was not much of a carpenter,
either, which means that be was not
much of a man. His mind was like the
erlginal Reyburn farm, full of sticks and
stones snd capable of giving only a
Like Whee'.er mere the men who
worked for him It Is generally so.
Whether they hammered nai:s or planed
a botrd or trimmed a joiet. they moved
slowly, gave a good im.tanon of being
tired, and depended oa Wheeler for
Toung Reyburn. being as strong as
an ox and as full of energy as a nun.
g red horse-power motor, could work at
kte best aU day long and then be good
and ready tor overtime. Wheeler let
elm do It snd took things easy himself;
or. rsiher. he took them easier. When
Wheeler was not around the men would
. -Oh. let up, Horace! What's the use of
getting hot over a Job?"
After a few month. Horace concluded
that the boss snd his men were so like
bis father's stony farm that he could
never hope to have any help In clearing
ap their stony condition, so be quit er.d
went into the carpenter business for him
self. Tfce man for whom hs did the first
Job told another man and so on until
Horses got to be so buiy thst he had
to hire men. Every time a man came to
him for work, he uli:
-I'll pay you gjod wages promptly.
"Tou must work eight hours a dayi
and more, if necessary. Extra pay for
Tou mutt do every Job as quickly
as you can and as well as you can.
No customer Is to be overcharged
either through laziness or bad work.
"When you don't know what to do,
Being an extremely busy man. Heraoe
nad spare time. He used this to arudy
how to p'.an a house, estimate lis cofu
sr.d build it so that both he and the
owner would be satisfied with It. This
principle of a good Job he applied when
he fixed Mr. Fuller's barn door, as well
as when he buirt a mansion for the owner
f the silk milL As a result both Mr.
Puller er.d the silk jriU man voted for
Horace to be a Be.ectman of the town.
The he was chosen for posusvsster.
but refused the position. "Any man." he
said, "who hires six men has to do seven
sr-ta s work, so I can't aHord the post
Bit by bit Horace was climbing up.
' Most fairy stories begin with an lm
pos&iole fairy or two. doing lmpossibje
thiaga. tM a fascinating way.
This one begins with Horace's father
and a farm so full of stones that ha never
tried to clear It. But ths boy cleared
four acres of it To old man Reyburn
that waa Impossible Thing No. i.
To Whee.er. the carpenter, a quickly
.tone, honest Job was not possible, for be
did not think ir.at way. When young
Reyburn came along and proved that
every job. b.g or little, could be done
that way. Impossible Thing No J tap.
To Mr. Fuller, whoee bam door was
as good as new after Carpenter Reyburn
had fixed It Impossible Tuna- No. bap.
&e R seems te me that young Rey
burn's life from beginning to end eras
full of the doing of Utile things welt
LiU'e thirds metl done are generally
Thit is why this story ts ahead of the
vrt f;rv tale
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The Care of House Plants-No e3
nervous and overroufciit without
craving sleep. Late hours are one
of the chief causes of wrinkles.
Disrobe slowly. Turn all your
underwear wrong side out and hang
It near the open window, where it
will be well aired. Wear light night
clothes. I have been told that those
men and women of superb shysique,
the Russian dancers, wear nose.
They do this that their bodies may
secure the ventilation they do not
get in their closely fitted clothing of
the day. This Is hygienic in the
sense of ventilation. It is probable,
though, that persons of frail
physique might contract heavy
colds, even pneumonia, in this wsy.
Bleep in a bed that stands north
and south or north-northeast or
south-southwest, to meet earth cur
rents of electricity, which will im
part their strength to the body. Do
not sleep on too soft a bed. I pre
fer a medium mattress to a very
thick one, snd I loathe that abomi
nation, the featherbed. Don't sleep
under too heavy bedclothing. That
is weakening. For this reason I
prefer co intertables or interlined
spreads to blankets, one pair of
blankets with extra spreads being
enough no matter what the weather.
Keep rolled or folded at the foot of
your bed a comfortable for emer
gency, as when It turns suddenly
cold at night, or when there is extra
moisture :n the air from a new snow
Do not go to bed between sheets
that seem damp or not fresh. That
condition shows that they have not
been properly aired or sunned.
Don t try to read yourself to sleep.
It strains the eyes and is quite as
likely to overstimulate the brain and
keep you awake as to soothe you to
sleep. I prefer to sleep on the right
side. It relaxes the body and pre
vents the pressure upon the heart,
as when lying on the left side.
Sleeping on the back is restful to
the muscles, bet In many causes
nightmares. Try to have a current
of air in your room. For that rea
son it is well to have a room with
at least two windows. Keep the
windows open at top and bottom
two Inches each at least for a tree
current of air. It Is well to do tale
In the coldest weather, rolling a
woollen cloth or putting np a short
screen before the lower part of the
window to scatter the "draft"
Snoring has several causes. It
you are so troubled avoid sleeping
on the back. Or It may be your
snoring is caused by eatarfh. la
that ease have It treated and. It
If you sre affected with sleepless
ness some of these precautions or
remedies should banish the trouble.
Never sleep la a warm room
Have it aired and cooled before
Undress in the dark. Light la
nerve stimulant, and It this stimu
lant is removed for twenty minutee
or more the nerves are sarprlslngly
Dipping th fingers Into cold water
and massaging the forehead with
them rubbing with long strokes
toward the temples and then back
again until the tips of the fingers
meet at the middle of the forehead.
Is a soothing exercise that has often
brought sleep te the nervous.
A survival of the Knelpp cure,
still practised for sleeplessness, is
to d:p a sheet Into cold water, wring
it out, wrsp it tightly around the
body under the arms Then cover
the body with several blankets
This cold pack or vapor cure has
relieved many of Insomnia, but I
recommend it only to those who
promise to first secure their physi
If sleep resists these efforts resort
te the Delsartean method of devi
talizing, that Is ridding yourself of
the excess of vitality that has kept
you awake. First shake the fingers
ss though you would loose them
from their joints. Then turn the
'Twist the legs round and round, swinging the leg slowly
wrists from right to left and back
again. Bend the arms at the shoul
der joints, moving them up and
down. Swing the arms round and
round at the shoulders. Twist the
legs round and round from the up
per joint, swinging the leg eolwty.
Do the same with the lower leg
from the knee. Even the toes can
thus be flexed. The result of this
unloosening the joints seems to be
sn untieing ef the nerves. It seems
sn opening of the gates of the being
for the entrsnce cf s'eep.
the size of a hazel nut. Treated In
this way there is little likelihood
of the soli becoming sour unless the
pot is placed in a jardiniere where
there is no chance of sn escape of
the surplus wster.
The red spider, though 'very tiny.
Is very destructive to plsnts, par
ticularly to palms. It delights in a
hot, dry stmosphere, nence moisture
is the weapon to use against the
pest. Spray with the band atomizer
daily and shower often.
Scale, mealy-hug and aphis are
other enemies to look out tor. Scale
is s flat insect thst attaches itself
to the leaves, usually on the under
side, and looks like a small brown
ish spot. Mealy-bug is a white
cottony-looking parasite thst makes
a home for itself In the rough places
of the stslk, and aphides are the
little green bugs so frequently found
The most effective lusecrlcide Is a
so.uUon of ivory osp. Melt about
two ounces of shaved ivory soap and
add it to a pailful of water snd waaa
the plant in It thoroughly, being
or t-ne leaves and
stems are wet until there is no
more trouble. It may need more
than one application, but it will do
the work, la perfectly safe, ,Dd win
not injure the plants in the least
If, for some particular reason,
tobacco fumigation is preferred, an
eaay way to accomplish this is to
put the plant in a stationary laundry
tub that has a tight -fitting cover.
Place a vessel containing some lire
coals beside the pot and sprlnlda
tobacco thickly over the coala
Close down the lid quickly, cover
with newspapers and s heavy rug
to make as airtight as possible,
leave the plant in the tub for aa
hour or two.
By FJtiJfCES L. OABSIDE.
THERE are those In this cold sad
critical world who regard a
man's weight ss an expoaeat
of his wife's cooklag. If be U fa they
regard him as a monument to kJa
wife's culinary ability, and if he la
thin they look on him with pity. an4
on his wife as a cook with disdain.
In Justice to Mrs. Lysander J oka
Appleton. therefore, it should be mada
publicly known that the painful thin
ness one mlKbt nlmoar M-r trin.n.
oi ner nusoand is sot to be
on her shoulders.
He is thin becatiM t As.
and he doesn't eat because be la try.
u. io pe aa iceaL
If you doubt it is bard to be
loeei. Begin shedding all your
terial comforts. Thst g what It means
ms w iu xueai.
The rules of the Ideal ssy the Ideal
husband seeks to lift the mind of Ma
wife from the rut of potatoes and paw
by trying to be aa entertaining com
panion; taw, xjj
. W'hatha UP u Passed he begins
to teal her of the bright little hat
penlngs of bis day down town, sodhe
gets one spoonful down; then the
soup is taken a may.
The rsys of sunshine thst have
reached his office are enumerated gay.
fdJf wltb never-Aagglaaj
wtt to bring a smile to her lips wmu
be cuts bis meet but a man can't eat
a great deal wbXe trying at the mm
time to bring sunshine fcito bis wife!
life, snd when the table is cleared for
the dessert he la as hungry as be waj
when soup-time ended.
Dessert finds htm painting the day
with rainbow colore and leaves bint
with the paint brush still la band sad
not esough In his stomach to sustain
"I sm starving to death." said Ly
sender John, when alone la bis room,
"but I go to my deeta fearlessly. It
will be something fine to bsve In my
feeble wsy demonstrsted thst It Is pos
sible for a husband to be the kind of
Ideal demanded, even though it killed
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