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TALKS ON HEALTH. By A FAMILY DOCTOR. I believe bad. temper may be regarded as a sort of disease. Underlying the irritable temperament of a naughty child may be some defect in health. The eyes may be weak, and the constant efforts to focus ob- jects with unequal len-es in each eye puzzles the child and is a source of annoy- ance. If you want to know how unpleasant it is to have defective sjht" wear the glasoes belonging to somebody else, and you will find everytning you look at is dim and irsdistinguishnble. Or take a pair of opera- giasscs to the play, screw them out of tocus as you look through, and see how much you will enjoy the beauty of the actress. Child- ren cannot explain thc-e things to you; they must be discovered by intelligent parents. Worms may cause bad temper, and a careful examination should he made to make quite sure that this possible cause of irritation is excluded. Indigestion may result in bad temper. Examine the teeth; teach the child to eat very slowly; do not give him too much tea cr coffee; give him plenty of water to drink; and see that his habits are regular every morning. -:0:- A CASE OF HEREDITY. Heredity may affect a chili's mind. Like parent, like child is a go-xl general rule, of course with many exceptions. A cress, bad-tempered mother will make the whole house bad-tempered. And as for father- well, we all know what father is! He really ought to be more of a man and less tf a bear. Father is a trial, and no mis- lake No wonder poor mother had to go •to the doctor with a nervous breakdown. "I knew your man, ma'am; you are suffer- ing from Fatheritis." He worries mother, bullies the children, and is a general nuis- ance. He keeps the children awake by the noise he makes—and what is a child with- out .sleep? -No; my job as a doctor is not all beer and skittles, I can tell you; it is not doling out bottles of medicine, it is managing human beings, and, my word! they are a funny lot. o THOSE SPOILT CHILDREN. After all, I suppose the commonest cause of bad temper in children is spoiling. For the sake of peace au d quiet the mother gives the screaming child everything she asks for. Rule :\0, 1 of our household: Scream loud enough and you can get any- thing. Oh, dear we must try and teach a little Home Discipline; at present all the children are Bolshevists of the worst de- scription. In the absence of the fathers the children are terrorists, and seek to over- come the reasonable government of the mother by violent means. They are not willmg to. submit to any authority or obey a:: v laws. If Bad Temper is merely a. youthful form of Bolshevism, you must jump on it at once. Allow a child to be a wild man for a few months and his charac- ter is ruined for ever. He will grow up to be a man who thinks the best way to gain his living is to break into the post office and help liv,.n,- i.,? to bre?ik into the office and people. the in of t',iritty AN AID TO HEALTH. No doctor can treat the body alone and neglect the mind. Sweetness of temper is a valuable aid to health. You should see me; I am the sweete>t-tempered thing on earth; really it is like a ray of sunshine when I come in the rocm-all the bulbd begm shooting up, thking it is spring- time. My wife has. )U"t read this, and wants to add a few little remarks in the cause of truth, but I will not allow it! A HOARY SUPERSTITION. Superstitions die haid; they take a lot of killing. 1 should be a proud man if I could tiualiy knoc k on the head that silly notion that rheumatL-in can be cured by wearing a ring. I can imagine the germs in a rheumatic knee-joint calling out, It's all ever. bovs, our L, uall)i- t- l..p. We must stop work now that there is a piece of metal round the third finger of the left ha.nd." A man who believes tint a ring will prevent. anythiu, 1- -i e, Ni-ill rheumatism will believe anything. He will put a:i his money into a scheme ior extra.ct- ing silver from moonbeams; he will marry an ugly, cross-tempered girl because her mother "tells him she has a rich uncle who io dving ol heart di-ease and intends to leave her a hundred thousand pounds. There is no limit to the credulity of such a man; he must be made a fool of about ten times a day. The only plan is to educate the people. Leave the quacks alone, and one day they wiil have to confess that the rommon^nse of the peopie is too much for them, and they wi:: go out of business; but not before manv another swindler has made a com- fortable living out of the simple folk he has cheated. THE WART STORY. I Did I ever tell you that story about the wart.s; Warts are rather mysterious things. No one knows for certain why they come; thev have a curious habit of suddenly dis- appearing of their own accord. I wish I could say I knew everything, but I don't. I don't know why warts should come and go so mysteriously. But they do. Well, one day I was in a playful mood, and I said I would charm away the warts on a little girl's hands. I walked round her muttering some gibberish and waving my arms, and goiemnlv announced that the wart; would have gone in a And sure enough they had! I -TliE BUS-1N-ESS. The sequel was still more scandalous; th i little girl brought four school-friends with warts and I was commanded to charm them away. I tried to get out of it, and told them I had ouiy been having a game. "W ell," they said, "Have the game again." So round I went like a tee-to-tum, to the awe-struck amusement of my four little patients, and I worked my charm again. This time I had two failures and two suc- cesses; I took the precaution of asking for a month to drive away the warts. I am afraid the two I had. tailed to cure would have no faith in me, but nothing will con- vince the others that I was net a woii-derful magician and worthy of all confidence. It ■just shows that the law of c hances will bring about a certain number of happy co- incidences and lucky shofs. These few for- tuitous occurrences are enough to keep a superstition aEvl? The Taeing tipster is 6;¡:'e to hit <"5: a few winners if he goes on Ion?- enough. But, the whole, I decided to *0 out of the ine:tario:i business. I was afraid of being locked up. TOO HUGH CLOTHING. Clotllir,1 ,y should be as lignt r. possible in every season of the y?r. 1 fr?ju?tly and every -,eascn o, in the :;Wl1 n:('f timp in „ cl?il-dren t? cf tr..0 other I ?upp?e now that winter is here the number, S,:ven that v: -it, r IL-t 7-o tl,e nunil-,er W;I! ")<, (I lye hamu-r:d !>v fourteen ?ar- ments. Tllne.s were never kept away bv a multitude of garmoius. ( ictning should he light and warm, but never in excess. Corsets are quite unuec.'r\ for chJ-aren at school. The way to get a gercl llgure is to develop the muscles a"d hold oneself well. C?r?ta are mere n'-?:i! a:ds which no healthy child ouoht to ;'<'???-

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