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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. MAY IS, 1902.
Story of the Girl
For tin' Girl Who Dreads
..iTTK.N roil THE SUNDAY ItEPUBUC.
Oucc upon a time thl Is a true fairy
-lory there lived a girl with freckles!
Her skin was pearly white, one of thoe
clear, nice skins that Invite. Her hair
was light, the kind of hair that usually
goes with fair skin. But she had freckles.
They were scattered over her forehead nnd
her chin and her cheeks.
And they were on her nose. On the
very tip there was a. yellowish blotch
that looked as though you had touched
It with a daub of light yellow paint. O
such a freckle!
Now this girl knew that she could go
o a skin specialist and have those freckles
ut off. literally shaved off. That the skin
rould soon heal and within a month there
rould b no scar. But she was u timid
Irl and shrank from the pain. Besides it
sst too much.
Then she thought of the acid cure,
hat 1 a method by which the freckles
re burned off. It certainly hurts, and the
Irl was a born coward.
She wanted to take the freckles off her
clf, and then she could stop If it hurt.
Now she had read somewhere that It
ould be done with a cut lemon. This is
that she had read: "Lemon Juice is the
andmald of the woman who would have a
So she procured a lemon and cut It in
'ater and steamed her face. She set the
n basin containing the water on one
Drner of tho stove to keep it hot and she
lade a little cone of a towel, and, putting
over her head, breached the warm air.
ingestions as to the Best
fays of '"Steaming."
She did not let the water boll so as to
jure her lungs, nor did she steam her
o until she was exhausted. She merely
ought out the perspiration nnd got the
ce very hot.
The shs rubbed the skin with half the
mon and Immediately washed It oft with
it water. Finally she anointed her face
th cold cream lightly and did not wash
off that day for there was not enough
Every time the girl went out she would
II and she was careful of her skin. It
Ik only three applications to banish the
ickles. But, of course, being liable to
im, she will probably accumulate them
no day, unless she Is careful and removes
im while the) arc ver faint,
"hese little sun spots are annoying, hut,
,lly, they are not a great disfigurement
ess they are large and deep in color,
rn cne should remove them, beginning
the simple remedies' until traveling
ough all the grades- into the methods
t are actual operations upon the skin.
i would be surprised to know how many
d preparations can be purchased at
g stores for removing freckles. Select
tood druggist and put your faith in
ut the most Important thing Is the
ilng of them away, the preventing of
:r return. This can be done only by care
sere might be another tale told of a girl
wanted a perfet skin and who was
cted with blotches and blackheads.
face and neck were rough nnd there
f those unsightly little spots every-re-
Down With Warm
rel Over the Face.
r these she steamed the face and then
led it with hot water. Oh, the benefi-
iresults of proper, steaming and the
ful ones of steaming Improperly. 'One
d remain In a warm room at least an
after the steam plays upon the face
It would be better to lie down and
t a Warm towel over the face.
"steaming" Is not meant the actual
g of the face Into the direct vapor
e steam, but the process of holding
ice where it becomes heated from the
rapor that Is given off as the water
to a boil. It Fhould nop actually
Or this, may be harmful to the eyes.
putting on of very hot cloths, one
another, will do Just as well, but It
ous and one requires an assistant to
out the cloths.
!red to the care of the face is that
neck. Color and grace count with
ck, and particularly color. I
that the vosue for the long neck is
TO REMOVE FRECKLES AND
Who Had Sun Spots and of Another Who Was Annoyed by Tiny Black Specks, Like Pepper
the Double Chin.
In there are many little exercises for the
lengthening of the neck. The stretching
process ic the best. It is performed by
lifting the chin as high as possible and
throwing the head as far back as one can.
It really does not add anything to the length
of the neck, or at least one does not see ,
how It could really do so. But It gives
grace End this increases the apparent j
Let a woman be able to turn her head
Jigntiy. ana to mi ner cmn wen, anu ner
neck will seem to be longer than the neck
of the one who sits with chin rigid and
It would surprise you to note how few
women ever turn the head really, and how
little you ,turn your head yourself.
High Collars Tend to Cause
a Double Chin.
The practice of wearing the high stork
has become such a national habit that ui"
women have stiffened In the neck and really
cannot bend or turn it. The slightest at
tempt gives them that distressing malady
known ns a stiff neck.
So. in trying the beauty exercises, be
careful. Be moderate. Lift the chin slowly
and do not exert the muscles too soon.
Remember that a "crick" In the neck will
be the price of any indiscretion of this
There Is probably not one woman In a
hundred who does not dread the double
chin. This often begins to show Itself at
the age of 30. and by 35 most women have lt
in a sllcht form: by 40 It is pronounced.
From that age on the chins multiplv until
In later life they are frequently known to
lie In little folds, disfiguring the lower pait
of the face.
The cause of 'lie double chin is a two
fold one. First, .; can be laid to increasing
avoirdupois Second, to the habit of wear
ing the high collar, which renders the
neck movements Impossible and allows fat
to accumulate for lack of exercise.
The double chin Is, at all stages, remov
able, but It needs patience and massage.
It Is true that massage Is a developer.
But If lt is practiced In swift hard stroke"
it will reduce. A vigorous massage under
neath the chin will remove the layers of
fat. But with the massage there must be
txerclse of another klnH and this is t!:e
kind of exercise which Is to be found In the
turning and twisting of the neck and the
bonding backward and forward of the head.
The double chin will soon give way be
fore this kind of treatment and the one
who is i educing her chtn can be as rnush
ay t-he pleases, fcr the mass n-?eds v'goroui
Fruit Is i'ow Recommended
for the Complexion.
Fruit Is highly recommended at this time
of the, year for the complexion. But there
are those who break out and pimple with
it. There are people who have a rash af
ter eating strawberries; others suffer from
that childish trouble, "hives," on taking
the Juice of the raw grape. Fears will
give many people a decided roughness and
the summer fruits, berries, etc., have been
known to develop pronounced cases of
widespreading blotchings on the face.
There is something peculiar about the
acid of raw fruits that is not fully under
stood by physicians. One person cannot
take the pulp of the pineapple without
making the mouth and throat sore; another
cannot eat raspberries without Buffering
from a burning In the stomach.
Where there Is a constitutional difficulty
of this kind avoid that kind of fruit. Shell
fish will give one person a bad complexion,
another cannot eat celery. Study your
diet and when you find that which Is a
poison to you, let lt alone. Tou cannot
tell what condition of blood may Induce
the trouble and lt is better not to tamper
with an Idiosyncrasy.
But there are fruits you can eat. It Is
claimed that the wonderful complexion of
Lady Brooke, at the time 'of her belledom,
was due to stewed rhubarb, which her
ladyship ate constantly. Now, as the
Countess of "Warwick, she lectures on fruit
The process of cooking makes fruit JSztm
digestible and apple sauce, rtewed "berries
and cooked foods generally seem to agree
better with the complexion of the civilized
woman than the raw material. There is
little logic In it. but it seems tn be so.
Strawberry Cosmetic Will
Produce Pretty Glow.
To get a pink and white skin there Is no
remedy any quicker than the strawberry
jUice one. Bllt here again, there is need
for an ounce of "common sense. One woman
can rub the berry on her face after she
na nathed j, in warm water. Then she
lt ofr al , ,he rs,m Is
pretty glow. The acid has reinovfif. the
stains from the face. Anothei woman,
having a skin like alabaster, will lie too
pink from the berry. Work slowly and
watch. The straw berry Is an excellent
cosmetic, taken inside or nut.
Mis Louise writes: "Will you lw-dlv an
swer a fey: quitlons in your health till:?
How can I rid myself of blackheads on
my nose and chin? 1 hive three deep crease"
i" my throat, caued by my b ng o fat
when I was a bafcv. I sunnose. and 1 should
m to kncm- hat to io to smooth them
out. 1 shall he verj- much obliged if you
will advise me what to di in these oase "
For the blackheads, bathe the face In hot
water in which there is a teaspoonful of
powdered borax to a half gallon of water.
Hold the water on the face, using s03p
first, then clear water, the object belne to
get the pcres open.
Cover the face with white vaseline and
STORY OF THE DRUMMER WHO
DONNED A SPONGE SUIT
THE MAN IN THE SPONGE SUIT.
WRITTEN FOR THE SUNDAY REPUBLIC.
"What do you think of sponge clothing
for hot-weather wear, with a hat contain
ing a cell of pure, cold water to drench the
suit when the warer grows dry and hot?"
Two traveling men. seated in the lobby of
the Southern Hotel, had been chatting
about the hot weather, when ona of them
put this question to his companion, who an
swered with a broad smile and a look of
"Oh! That's not all. What do you think
,o a man freezing to death while the ther
mometer registered away above the hundred
The drummer who was asked these ques
tions laughed heartily.
Hands .Make a Good Wash Cloth.
let it remain on five minutes. Wash off m
snap and waUr. then clear hot water. Your
blickheads will now be largely gone.
If they are ver;. obstinate, and are not
removed by this treatment, press them out
and immediately wash the face with warm
water to which a few drops cf tincture of
benzoin has been added.
Benzoin Contracts the
Pores of the Skin.
In buying the benzoin mention to the
drusgist the use to which you are going to
P'tt It. namely, for toilet purposes.
The benzoin contracts the pores of the
skin a little. Bo careful afterwards and do
not go out into the air at once. and. when
you i!n so. rub a little good skin food Into
the open pnre of the nose.
For the neck that is creised follow the
dirertlons given for double chin, using.
, however, a skin food for the masae.
Mrs. J. afks for a remedy for Inrge. un
sightly pimples. For this stewed rhubarb
and a spring medicine are advised. Our
grandmothers took port wine and sul
phur. Annie II. requests a treatment for white
spots on the nails
These are caused by an Injury to the
growing nail. Do not press lt at the base
or around the "moon" with the cuticle
knife. MARIAN JIARTINEAU.
"I WAS FREEZING TO DEATH ON THE
"Let me tell you the story." continued
the first speaker. "I was on the top floor
of one of St. Louis's great office buildings,
waiting alone in the office pf a friend who
had gone out to meet a friend.
"The day was one of the hottest we had
In this city last summsr.
"Ambulances were rushing about on hurry
calls to carry the victims of sunstroke to
the hospitals, while fans and cooling
drinks went away above par.
In order to cool myself I took off my
coat, vest and collar, and. rolling up my
shirt sleeves, allowed a thin stream of Ice
water from a cooler near my seat at the
window to trickle over my bared arm.
"The hot feeling gradually disappeared
and I grew cooler and cooler, while a
GOOD THINGS FROM NEW BOOKS.
The American woman is more feminine in
Europe than she is at home It may be that
the atmosphere and surroundings develop
he femininity, or perhaps it is that she is
more venturesome. However, that may b-
in Paris she likes to attract attention and
admiration In the street. It i a pleasure
which she does not get in her own country,
and which she values all the more accord
ingly. Whenever a French woman is fol
lowed persistently it always troubles her;
sV l annoyed about it and reproaches her
self a1- though she were to blame. An
American woman i not disturbed by such
trifles. It often happens that some idler,
attracted by her beauty or deceived by her
coquettish manne-. mistakes her for a for-
eigner on the lookout for adventures, and
follows her for the fun of the thing. Far
from being alarmed at this impertinence,
she Is llattered by it. and most imprudent
ly slackens her pace and stops to look at the
shop windows. When the "follower." Im
agining that he is being encouraged, speaks
to her, she gives him a withering look and
repulses him with an expression of such
freezing propriety that he retires more or
less abashed. She returns home delighted at
having humiliated an Individual of the
stronger sex and conscious of no other feU
Ing than that of satisfied self-respect.
Pierre de Coulcvaln. "Eve Triumphant."'
The other day a fond fashionable mother
in Michigan asked a young man whether ru
had ever seen a young lady sweep in a
gentle, restful feeling began to creep
"Just about that time the door opened
slowly and one of the strangest looking men
I've ever sten came into the room.
"At first sight I thought him to be an
Eskimo, but as lie came nearer I discovered
his dress was not fu. but was composed of
thin, spongy material.
"Noticing my lcok of wonder, he made
" '1 was born in this city, hut have lived
for years on a small inhabited island in
the Indian Ocean, where the natives dive
for the sponges that grow in beds along the
inner portion of the great coral reefs.
" 'These natives are seifiicivilUed, and
have discovered the art of forming a cloth
of sponge, by taking the largest and finest
of the sponges they obtain from the coral
reefs, cutting them into slices with keen
knives and then knitting them together un
der water by a sccet process, which I
have spent years in mastering.
" 'The cloth thus formed Is made tup in
pretty much the same style as our own
dress, and a hat of the same material Is
fitted with a cell of cool water, which can
be replenished as often as desired, and is
so arranged tht it will drench the suit
at the will of the wearer when he becomes
hot and dry.
" 'I propose that we so into the business
of manufacturing these costumes for old
and young. We will lot only make a for
tune in a short time, but will be looked
upon as benefactors. Just think of what a
blessing one of these sult3 will prove to be
to the business man who really has to rush
around town on a hot day.
" 'Now, In order that you may test Us
advantages, suppose we change suits for a
short time.' "
The drummer paused for a moment to
light his cigar, and then continued.
"Well, I took the stranger's effer, and
within a few moments I had put on the odd
costume and the hat, as well.
Immediately I began to grow colder and
colder until the stranger stepped up to me j awoke with a start,
and pressed the ceil in my headgear when I "I had fallen into a doze and my head. In--X
felt an icy drenching all over me and im- stead of my arm, was under the faucet of
mediately my limbs began to freeze and my the water cooler, the stream from which
FROM THE SKIN.
Grains, Upon Her Pretty Nose and Chin.
Scientists .Claim That the Neck Can
loom so grandly as her Priscilla. He said
no, he never had. and the mother was grat
ifltd beyond measure, but. then, said he.
after a pause. "What I should like to see
her do Is sweep out a room." It does not
hurt the newest comer to sweep out the
office If necessary. 1 was one of tlm-o
swiepers myself. Andrew Carnegie, "The
Empire of Wealth."
It was once said of a Kentucky orator
that he was like a goose paddling on the
ocean, unconscious of the depths beneath.
Itobertson, "The Opponents."
Ever since the days of Eden, the means
of seduction and the caus-es, of woman's
weakness have never chansed, which fact
j proves that ruse and curiosity are among
the immutable factors of the.human soul.
Man still succeeds with woman by persuad
ing her that the tree of life has fruits
which she has not tasted, the flavor of
which Is quite unknown to her. Coulevain,
Huxley's "episcophagy" took humorous
form in the story of a country school lad.
who put the mitral valve, so called from its
resemblanco to a mitre, on the right sida of
the heart, instead of on the left side. On
appeal Huxley let him through, observing,
"Poor little beggar. I never got them (the
valves) correctly myself until I reflected
that a BNhop was never In the right."
Edward Clodd. "Thomas Henry Huxley."
Great Britain has spread the red spots of
sovereignty all over the world; we have
JAPANESE ROBINSON CRUSOE..
WRITTEN" FOR THE SUNDAT REPUBLIC.
News of a veritable Japanese Robinson
Crusoe was brought to Honolulu by the
steamship China. A small island, near Gen
Ban, off Corea, was the scene of tho man's
residence, and seventeen years was the
period of his solitary confinement.
When found by a special searching party
of Japanese sailors sent from a torpedo
beat, tho wrecked man acted more like a
wild creature than a human being. Ha
seemed to have forgotten Ms native tongue,
and it was with the utmost difficulty that
the sailors succeeded In Inducing him to
depart in their company. He was taken to
the town of Sasebo'and turned over to the
Japanese authorities, who attended to his
He was a fisherman from the west coast
of the Island of Nijrpon. When but a youth
he had gone out with his father and some
ether men of treir village .to fish. Their
sampan was caught In a storm and swept
across the Japan fea, and after days of
helpless drifting, was dashed on the bar
ren shores of the island where the man
was found. Of the crew of five men only
he escaped the storm.
Little, If anything, had been left bv the
waves, but. with the aid of a knife and sev
eral of his fishing lines, he began life on
the deserted Isle. Fish was found in abund
whole body gradually assumed the appear
ance of the pipes on a refrigerating ma
chine. "I was freezing to death with the ther
mometer above the nineties.
"That stranger had my clothes on his
back with my money and watch in the
pockets and was silently backing out of the
"I realized that I was the victim of a
scheme to rob me, but I was rigid and
powerless to move or speak;
"Just as I felt the sharp, frosty arrows, I
Really e Made Longer.
stretched from tho shores of the Atlantto
S.0C0 miles to the Pacific, from the St. Law
rence to the Gulf of Mexico, and. not con
tent, 1 fear, following Britain's perilous ex
ample, we are trying to annex foreign ter
ritory. The truth is that we have taken th
Scripture much to heart, which tells us
that the meek shall inherit the earth, and
which, our humorist. Mark Twain, said, ex
plained lt all our race is so meek; at all
events, we seem to have lost no time la
discovering that the true and only reliable,
proof of the true inheritors was whether,
they spoke English. Carnegie, "Empire of
The American woman prides herself on
her coldness of temperament, and tha
Frenchwoman on her susceptibility. "When
the latter is In love her one ambition and
delight is to give happiness, while th
American woman expects to be made happy;
herself. This opposite way of looking at
things makes them as different from each)
other as two creatures of the same species
could possibly be. Coulevain, "Eva Trlnm'
Were It not. as Huxley says, that "th
ignorance of the so-called educated classes)
Is colossal, "there might be need for apoloo
gy in restatement of tho fact that man Is
not descended from the ape. The relation
ship between them is lateral, not Unsafe
both being offshoots of the same stock, but f
each remaining, of course, in very different
degrees cf development. Isolated groups at
mammals. Edward Clodd, "Thomas Henrjf
ance, and the Island was constantly vlsttsoj
by birds, so. between th- two. the man uo
ceeded in procuring food. He had nc tlmbefl
out of which to construct a dwelling, bus,
discovered a cave, which ho chose as his
place of habitation.
Frequently he would see vessels passinc.
and, although he raised signals and often
thought that he had attracted the attention
of the crews, none of the vessels answered
For seventeen years he lived this sort of
life on his lonely isle. Not once during aU
that time did he have the opportunity of
speaking with a human being or even look
ing one in the face, but his deliverance was
A Japanese happened to visit the Island,
thinking that it was uninhabited. When ho
saw the dark, hairy creature, with shaggy
mane and flowing lock?, on the hills above
him, he became terror-stricken and fled.
The latter was almost as frightened as his
visitor. Solitude had Instilled into the heart
of the shipwrecked man the fear of any hu
man being which did not resemble himself.
The virfltor hurried from the Island, and,
sailing to the harbor of Nagasaki, there in
formed the Prefectural Government of the
presence of the supposed wild man. A tor
pedo boat was dispatched in search of the
strange man, and succteded In rescuing him
after some difficulty.
was coursing down my spine with ley ef
fect. This, no doubt, caused my strange
dream of the sponge suit.
"But, say, I knowthe sensation of being
almost frozen on a hot day."
"As I hear your piano very frequently,
Mrs. Fortissimo. I suppose that you are up
on musical matters?"
"Certninly. Mr. Crusty."
"Then do you know who was playing
when tho poet wrote, 'Music Hath'
"I do not; buy why?" -"
"Well, if you can find out I wish thatr
you would Invite that musician to playgOa
your Bians." - -scji