An old house is apt to be damp and out of repair. The back yard should be kept neat and sightly, and should not be made a dumping-ground for rubbish and litter of all sorts. A good veranda is equivalent to another living-room. Every dwelling should have a cellar to contain the heating-apparatus, store fuel, and for comfort's sake.
A sanitary house should be dry, sunny, well ventilated, and properly drained. With regard to the location, a southern exposure is desirable. And ground-air has in important bearing on health.
Many persons marry at too young an age. This is especially true among the laboring classes, where marriage often takes place between very young people, to their own detriment as well as to that of their children. The ages at which marriage is lawful in the various countries and states might well be set at... Continue Reading →