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title: 'The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, July 06, 1902, Magazine Section, Image 43',
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THE BEPTTBIilO: BtJNDST. JULY 6. 1902.
LOTIONS AND POTIONS BY WHICH THE HANDS ARE KEPT SOFT AND WHITE,
These Pictures Show Miss Martineau, the Author, Undergoing Her Beautifying Process. xxxcxca
THE HAND ITSELF ISX GOOD POLISHES.
BOAK THE FINGERS IN WASH WATER FOR A PEW HLWrE&
CENTEX! PTJBH BSCK THE FIlESH WITH 337 OEANGE STICK.
V. IUY1 iJ TOR TUB ST7JTDAT lUU'UUTJa
"I can forgive a plain face In a woata,
but I cannot Torsive ugly hands."
So murmured a Twentieth Century sode-ty
man. "The face shows Intelligence, even
though Jt be plain. But the hand. If neg
lected, displays so many disagreeable tralU
that It Is positively unforgivable."
An "unforgivable" hsnd fa a bid thins
for any woman, not only because It !. an
index to lir poor personal grooming, but
because !t it n t pretty to look at.
There have b-en many recipes given for
a pretty hand. On- fa that it should have
lone. slendT, smooth darts, each one
crowned -with a long, pin!: nail.
The nail should b twice as lonr; as it Is
wide. It Fhould be a pale pink, quite a
pastel shade; and. at the bae, there ehould
be a half moon of crystal color.
There Is no unsightly tip upon the perfect
nail, hut it la pink to the very end, except
for the slightest rim of rearl.
Tho fingers .should tap-r right from th
hand to the point -and the hand Itself should
be very llrm and white, with a palm that Is
a deep pink. The veins should show In the
hack of tho psrfect hand, but the backs.
Instead of being knurlcly, should dimple.
The dirnyl coaus by the use of creams and
Ths nails, besides being long and pink
and showing a moon ct the base, ehould be
cut Into a rather pointed oval po that the
snap? resembles that of a Albert nut.
Unless the nails are long, unless they are
pink and unless they are cut into the long
oval shapo they Bill not bo pretty.
Filbert-Shaped Nail Is
There la the nail of the business woman
which one tees occasionally. It is cut off
square like that of a man. Hut this makes
the finger lock very stubby and Is not a nail
that can be admired.
The filbert-shaped nail Is always becoming
and it is a shape that can be worn by the
woman In any walk in life. Its point Is
not too sharp for ctuly use and it is not too
difficult for home manicuring.
Tho pointed nail which la adopted by the
society -Roman, the woman of leisure, fa
undoubtedly the most beautiful of all, for it
makes the fingers look long and absolutely
tapers them. But it Is very difllcult to
preserve and. unless it Is kept exact, it
If you are in the habit of employing a
raanlcute, by ul! moans adopt the Ions,
slender point, but do not have It too sharp.'
Bhe will understand how to make It look
tharp with a point that is slightly blunted.
The manicure is an excellent woman to
riatronlse. providing always that she un
derstands her business. With a good mani
cure to assist you. -.here Is no reason why
you or any other woman should not have
The matter of caring for the hands Is
quite another thine and 'comes under that
of skin treatment. No matter Ikjw care
fully the nails are kept they will amount
to very Utile In the general aspect of the
hand if the skin is nut fair and clear and
free from freckles and spots.
But there are a few tilings to be remem
liered in shaping the nail, things which you
can observe fir yourself or tell your mani
cure to observe.
One of the!; is the white soot which ap
pears on so many nails. II corner first at
the base of the nail and gradually works
lis way o the en'l. Few things are more
disfiguring than these white s-wts and few
are more easily removed. They are scars.
fimpie and pure. And they are caused by
Oraage-Wood Stick Responsible
for White Marks.
The crange-wood stick Is respon'lble fcr
many of these white marks and tho metal
implement is responsible for a great many
As the nails are manliured the skin Is
pusbed back from the base of the nail and.
In doing so. an Injury Is Inflicted upon the
fioft In"r nail, The nail at the base Is lit
tle more than a pulp and. if pressed upon
with the orange-wood stick, it Is Injure-.',
and the result is a wblte speck which soon
civars upon the nail.
Care in pushing ouck the cuticle will
prvnt thse spots.
Ano:hT caution must be given In shaping
the nails, and that is in the cutting. Do
not trim the pnints at the sides of the nails.
If you do to the flesh will fall and the end
of the finger will become large and puffy
and will grow out of shape. Let the nails
grow high at the side and point them at
the tips and you will have a truly beauti
ful tapering nalL
Probably the most important of all things I
to look out for Is the dally- cleaning. Many
women have railen Into the habit of scrap
ing the Inner surface of the nail with a
5m-T, Instrument. Hit n r-.l.-Tlf- tiTtfl fh
result is a deep nnsighly while rim around J
the nail. I
Now. pretty nails do not have these white
Urns, but are pink down to the very tips.
The flesh adhere to them and they
true and firm and pretty.
On certain hands yon see protruding: nails
with spaces between the nail and the fin
ger, as though the nail had been wrenched
loose from the finger tip. Dust settles In
and a continual cleaning and scraping fol
lows. To avoid this, begin by not cleanlnc the
finger calls. That sounds odd, does it not?
Perhaps It would be better to say, begin by
cleaning them In a new way.
In tho morning when the toilet of the nails
Is attended to. why not try this method?
Brisk Rubbing Should
Follow "Dab" of Salve.
Tako a cake of soap and let It come to a
lather In hot water, and when there is plen
ty of softened soap with a lot of clear hot
suds, let the suds run In under the nails.
Lightly touch them to the cake of soap and
then, with the soap In under the nails, wash
the hands thoroughly.
A certain society woman has formed a
practice of washing her own fine laces; and
she assures her friends that never do her
hands look so dainty and pretty as after
they have been In the hot soapy lather
half an hour, with ammonia thrown in, and
plenty of borax, and a very little washing
Kalis that are rinsed in hot water and
soap for half an hour at a time are certain
ly clean. They are soft, too, and the cuticle
can be pushed back! and If there are rough
nesses they can be removed now.
Next comes the "dab" of pink salve. And
finally the brisk rubbing with the polisher
with plenty of pink powder upon It.
Finally the hands are washed again and
the manicuring is done. I
But manicuring Is only a part of hand
culture. The keeping of the hand clean Is
an important factor in beauty and the
whitening of it Is another.
One woman whose hands are as white as
snow, co matter how the July sun may lie
staring down upon her. declares that she
owes it all to a habit sne has rnrmiM ot
washing her hands in grease.
Va soli ne Bath for
Whitening the Hands.
Before she begins upon her hands, ami
after a morning on the golf links, she takes
a small bottle of vaseline and. dipping out
a teaspoon of It, she smears her hands with
it and gofs through the motion of washing
them. Soon they are covered with a soft
oily substance, and round and round she
work them, one over the othr. until th
dirt Is all loosened.
Try Uils the next time you have a pair
of very dirty hands, with the dust ground
in and seme spots that will not come out,
no matt, r what you do for them, and note
A young woman who embroiders a great
deal was In much distress over the appear
ance of her forefinger. It was discolored
and stained with the colored silks and
pricked with the needle. Into the rough
ness there had crept a great deal of dirt
which would not come out with soap and
She was advised to try the oil bath and.
getting a bottle of vaseline, she went to
work, with the best results.
When you have gone over and over your
hands In this way. then It Is time to try
soap. Take a cake of very cU" soap and
wash the hands well, rinsing them with
clear hot water.
You will find them very white ard cer
tainly very smooth.
Tincture of benzoin Is the best Eraocth
enlng agent a rough hand can have. Pour
five drops of it Into a pint of water and
wash, the hands In it.
For hands that are Inclined to freckle, a
cut lemon Is very gcod. A lemon shi-uld be
upon every dressing table, ami lis halves
should be used dally, not only for the
lands, but for spots upon the face. There
la no better toilet companion than half a
For hands that are char-ped the lemrn
will not be of benefit, hut there Is an
other and a simple cure for them.
Into a tablespoon ot jold cream, melted
over hot water, stir as much ground ui
meal as It will take. Make Into a paste
and spread upon the buckj of the hands,
l'ut on a pair ot glore. two rizes too
large, and let the hands ile in them all the
afternoon, whl.e you read or take a nap.
Recipe for Bleaching
Red or Dark Hands.
ir the hands are red or dark then they
must be bleached. There are several sim
ple bleaches, one of the quickest of which
has. for Its foundation, the Juice of cucum
ber Add to half a teacup of cold oat
meal and r.tlr wsll together. To this put
a tablespoon nf almond oil. Stir again and
the whole will be a milky paste.
Rip open the back of a pair of gleves
three sizes too big and spread the mix
ture Inside, filling the fingers. Pat on the
gloves and let some kind friend sew up the
hacks. Worn two sours thiT treatment
win rtrt Sis hands m. very irnlta, sraeoth
There la stfil a xner effectfrt) Trhrtsntr,
but it cannot bo used for so Ions a time It
Is made by stirring the Juice of a leaon
Into cold cream, drop by drop. Finally ths
whole fa made thlcK with alTnor.4 mesL
This paste Is eprsad upon ths hands, which,
are Incased In gloves.
"When ths hands are taken out they ara
washed in soap and water and are anoint
ed with a few drops of trwett ofl not
, enough to wet them, but merely to soothe
the skin, -which will be slightly Irritated.
Mrs. I: 'The freckle treatment advised
abov may be of benefit to you."
Reader from the suburbs: Thsrs la no
way to pi event sunburn, but It -n be re
moved every night. For a burnt nosa sad,
crimson cheeks sweet oil and Ihns water
can be applied. This will Immediately aflay
the smart." ,
Mrs. H. T. S.t "It must be very distress
ing to have wrinkles In the forehead be
tween the eyes, where they show so plain
ly. Have you tried massaging them night
ly with a good skin food? This cannot fall
to eass them and It may possibly tak them
Miss 31.: "For blackheads try the treat
ment advird a short time ago."
3I!s3 Addle V.: "The bust can always b
developed. There Is positively no reason
why you should be fiat chested and scraw
ny in the neck.
Rhvme of the Panama Hat.
"Jlpljappa" you stare at the name, J
(The dealer can't say It himself).
And then at the hats of tropical fame
Heaped tip on counter and shelf "
Guayaquil." "Bcuador" they're an on ffi
Stracce shares of woven straw.
And rich Is the price you'll have to pay
For a genuine Panama.
Sanve Is the hatter who shows yen eacH
And smilingly aids in your quest.
He has all the tricks of his trade to be
guile Ton into buying the best. ,
Maps of the tropics, hatmakers huts,
Pieces of palm Cher raw
He talk., and shows you clippings anfl tmts "
Till you pay for the best Panama,
Lucky Indeed are the men who own.
And do not depend on name.
Panama hats from the tropical zone , "
And you know that they own the same, i.
For you must pay over a twenty or two
Or evn a hundred for that.
For a, Panama straw that's becomlns
And Imagine yon own the real hat. ' -
But then, alas! -when the prices are cut
You may find that your costly straw
Was made somewhere In Connecticut
A Yankee-made Panama.
Park Bench Tramp.
"Havs I seen better days?"
The tramp In the park
Looked up from his sunshiny place
On the long, lazy bench
Which he had to himself.
And grinned In my questioning face.
Ho was tattered and torn.
As are those of his kind.
It was plain that he did not know soap
His shoes were a wreck.
Ills cant wns a. patch.
His trousers were hung en a rope.
Perhaps In the rast
He had kcown other things
Than tatters and dirt and a. bone:
And a home, and friends.
To vary c3 monotone.
"Have I se-n better -its7"
He- looked all around
The park was a picture inat day.
The trees wre In leaf.
The rost3 In bloom. e
Ami the sunshine came down the right
"Have I se;n better daysT J
He lazily yawned. f
And stretched himself out at his ease;
"I reckon cot. partner."
He answered, "because.
They can't make 'em better than these.',
latiBiaa mate uppnen erode historical fact to noTel creations for neadwear in a re&n? remarkable manner. Who wonld know
whence comes this artistic constrnction? In fact, it might as well bo called anything else, bnt the modiste of the rne de la Paix said
"beef-eater," and so the rest of the world blindly llspt .the sams name. It Is beautiful, norel and becoming. As the French would say,
"that is enoh.,,
The Cotter's Saturday Night
Compared with this; how poor Religion
In all the pomp of method and of art.
When men display to congregations wide
Devotion's ever grace except the heart!
T- l'twer. incensed! the pageant will de
sert. The porpflus strain, the sacerdotal stole;
But h:ijy. In some cottage far apart.
May hear, well pleased, tie language ci
I And In Hit Boole oZ Life the Inmates RS
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