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who spent most of her time doing
fancy work, and sighing. She ad
mitted she was married, and seemed
bitter against all men, especially little
"It's a good "thing," she wheezed,
"you ain't goin' to really marry 'im.
The smaller they are, the easier they
are to lose."
'"Twouldn't be much lost if I did
mislay him," I admitted.
"Another thing," murmured the
Fat Girl, "I'd advise you when you
do marry, steer clear of the little fel
lows. They're liable to turn out wife
beaters." I told her I'd had several prospects
of matrimony, but none smaller than
at the present time. This joke didn't
cheer her. Evidently her marriage
hadn't been happy, and probably her
husband was much smaller than she.
In fact, he could easily be. So, as I
seemed to make her gloomy, I went
over and talked to the Bearded Lady. -
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper
SOOTHING FINGERS DRIVE AWAY
Massage and a home-made brand
of mental suggestion will cure that
headache! You needn't be an ex
pert to administer the massage,
Suppose it's your- wife that suffers
from the headache. She's very liable
to, simply because she doesn't get out
doors enough. Ask her to recline in
an easy chair, close her eyes and for
get she's alive.
Then press her head gently be
tween your hands, as shown in Fig.
1. Gradually increase 'the pressure
for about half a minute. Then stand
behind her and stroke her head with
the fingers from the center out to
ward the temples, as shown in Fig. 2.
Next strike the eyebrows "gently with
the same movement. As shown in
Fig, 3, the right thumb should then
be placed on the right temple, and
with this as a pivot the fingers should
be rubbed downwards over the fore
head from the top toward the nose.
Finally the back of the neck and
the shoulders should be firmly mas
saged with the thumb and fingers.
After the last strokes of the treat
ment apply a cold wet cloth to your
patient's head, and then tell her that
she will now find the headache com
pletely gone. If you accompany this
treatment with soothing suggestions
that all she needed was this relaxa
tion and that your method never fails,
the chances are ten to one that she
will be completely cured of the pain.