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The Complexion of Sweet
Sixteen Should Take Care of
Itself, but the Figure Needs
Attention-Ten Kinutes" Daily
Devotion to Athletics Neces
sary in OTder to Retain a Girl
ish Waist Line.
Copyright. 1903, by theJ^S. McdttreCompanv.
*j A AT11LEEN Is In a rejsectlve
I J mood. It might even be culled a
y\ dejected mood, for she Fits with
•A \ downcast liead and her pose fur
¦*- gests a model f»r "Melancholy."
As she i? in the neighborhood of that age
called "sweet BiJrt*<en** her troubles, let us
hope, are but triers as light as thistle
"In the first r>'.aoe." she asks herself,
"how can I keep my hands smooth ami
white, my hair gio^sy. my wai5t trim, and
my back flat, for I cannot afford to visit
manicure, hairdresser, or gymnasium?
Of course, any in* 1 ran be beautiful if
any one has money enough."
Given a little i-omraoii sense., a little
patience ami a little time, Kathleen, and
you may tread thp roya: road to loveli
ness, let your purse be as lig'.it a.s it will.
The lovely I^sbias and beautiful Ara
bellas who spend money freely for every
"aid to beauty." for costly potions and
fragrant lotion?, are not the only attract
ive maidens in the world.
If any girl will tak»» herself in hand,
she may really accomplish wonders.
If one would b<» r»ally attractive, the
fig-ure must take preference of the com
plexion. The complexion of the wide
fyed. sweet young thing of sixteen should
take care of itself. The figure at that ag«
often jieeds much attention, much more
than it receives.
Shoulders, the shoulder-blades particu
larly, must be locked to. so that they
may be a? flat a? the traditional flounder.
If they protrude In the least degree, a
¦cries of exercises must De Inaugurated
ari'l ten minutes, night and morning, de
voifd to athletics in scanty attire so that
every movement may be unimpeded. Be
fore trying to turn one's self Into a Greek
maiden. on." 1 must FtamJ correctly and
take deep. fuH breath?. Then, rolling the
•shoulders backward, hold both arms part
ly upraised for a moment, gradually lift-
Ing them until the right arm Is straight
up and the loft arm at a right angle to
the body. Then, standing on the tip of
the toe?, stretch the arms to their great
est lenpth, turning the hands constantly
backward end forward. Practice thesa
novments daily if you have the interest
of your shoulder blades Bt heart, and al
v.2js keep the following rules tucked
away In your brain for immediate refer
Walk or 6tand with the hands clasped
behind the head and the elbows wide
inland erect at short intervals during
1 he day, head up, chin In, .chest out and
. Stand now and again during the day
¦with all the posterior parts of tile body
touching a vertical wall as much as pos
Put the hands on the hips with the el
bows back and the fingers forward.
To retain a girlish waist line there are
still other exercises.
One movement which should be prac
ticed at leafft- three times a week Is man
aged as follows: Lie fiat on the floor, face
up. Then, with straight knees and ex
tended instep, raise the legs slowly and
lower them as slowly. At first the ele
vation Is very Blight. A few days later
the ancle may be 90. degrees and etlll later
45 degrees. Make a distinct pause each
tim»» before lowering the limbs.
The amount of elevation may be in
dicated by "slightest elevation," "all the
way up" and "half way up.*'
for a second waist line exercise, still
lying fiat en the floor, raise the arms on a
line with the shoulders and rotate them
as rapidly as ppsslble.
Still again, lie down on the chest and
raise the head and shoulders up as far
as possible, repeating many times.
Indeed, all of the?e exercises, to be of
any value, must be repeated, but not to
the length of fatigue. This last move
ment helps to flatten shoulder blades, as
well as to strengthen the muscles about
Throat and neck, too, must receive at
tention. One sees faces that ore bewitch
ing, eyes that ar^ entrancing, mouths
that are tempting, but throat and neck
well, It is only, once in a while that a
girl possesses a round, full, pillar-like
throat and a neck that Is smooth and
Is it not worth while, ther, to take the
trouble to keep a pretty throat in good
condition, or to try to Improve a "scrag
gy one," changing ugliness Into beauty?"
To develop the muscles of throat and
reck, practice ffeep breathing, out of
doors preferably, in the pure air, and then
every night go through a few exercises.
Bend the head forward slowly, until the
chin nearly touches the neck. Then raise
the head to its normal position. Repeat
several times, taking long, deep breaths.
For the second movement, bend the
head backward as far as possible and
then raise It to its normal position. Re
peat several times. Then bend the head
sideways, ten times to the right and as
many times to the left Again, roll the
head slowly to the right, then to the left.
For a girl to be her own manicure re-
you have not only made the most ©f
yourself, but of every penny you have
spent on dress.
I^et your clothes be fresh and carefully
put on. with no staring pins or loose ends.
About the entire woman, let ther© b« ap
unmistakable air of good grooming. Look
as though you had used somebody's aoap.
When iiwited to any place, compliment
your entertainers by loofcmg your best.
The girl we like, ths successful, popular
girl — Is she who appreciates the fact that
ehe cannot have the first choice of every- i
thing In the world.
She is the pirl who is not aggressive
and does not find joy in exciting people.
She is the girl who makes the world a
pleasant place because she Is pleasant
herself and not Inclined to Badness.
Laughter is a far more popular tonic than
She is the girl who is slow to anger
and quick to forgive.
She may be dark or fair, slender or well
developed, tall or stout, for there la no
special mark which distinguishes the
niost lovable type of girl. The only way
In which she may be known Is by the
multitude of those who love her.
Answers to Correspondents.
Marbury.— About those few lines be
neath the eyea and those on either sid»
of the mouth: As you are only 23 years
old I agree with you that they are prob
ably caused by worry. "I am subject to
worrying," you write. "If I try hard not
to worry will they disappear?" I really
think they will, or, at any rate, new lines
¦will not be likely to appear. If you will
rub those lines nightly with a good cold
cream, or our old friend, mutton tallow.
I think they will soon disappear. I am
glad to claim you a3 "a new friend," and
pleased that you "just hunt for the beau
ty talk the first thing" when you take up
Kittle.— "Which eyes are most loving,
brown or black?" I believe the more af
ftctlonate nature, as a rule, la possessed
by the brown-eyed individual. But doa't
let this Influence you in the least in
choosing a friend — or possibly lover In
your case. I will try soon to devote some \
space to the subject you suggest. --¦*
Helen.— I have never heard of a mask
like the one you suggested. Even if
there were anything of the sort it would
be very conspicuous.
A. M. B.-To cure dandruff put 3 spoon
fuls of alcohol and r spoonful of water
into a shallow dish and with a clean nail
brush give your scalp a thorough brush
ing. Or if this do<es not have the desired
effect put 1 ounce of castor oil into «i pint
alcoholor bay rum and rub on scalp. A
good freckle lotion is made by mixing
together % ounce glycerine, " ounces ros'o
water, 1 dram citric acid andl dram oil
of sweet almonds. A chemist will put this
up for 40 or 50 cents. A less expensive
freckle lotion is 'a ounce lactic acid added
to 1 ounce glycerine and 1 dram ro?e
water. Both lotions are applied by means
of a linen cloth to the face. As you have
had freckles since childhood a cure can
not be promised.
Mabel.— The lock of hair you sent me !»
golden brown, a very pretty shade. For S
feet 2 Inches you should weigh about 1"^5
pounds. To gain more Pesh take milk or
chocolate, or both, at Intervals during tho
day. Let cereals, potatoes and rice chiefly
form, your diet. Sleep ten hours at night,
Mary B.— For the pain In your head and
a coated tongue, take a hot fo^t bath at
night, with a little ground mustard in the
water— about a tablespoonful to three
quarts of water. Try this every other
night for a week. Before breakfast take
a tablespoonful of tincture of rhubarb tn_i
a. quarter of a glass of water twice a
week for two weeks. Buy 10 cents" worth
Bessie— For the red spot caused by an
abscess, bathe with water dally as hot as
canle borne, and then rub on the almond
oil or olive oil.
Violet.— Yes. I "think a mile— make it
two— walk daily will Improve a sallow
complexion and perhaps In time give you
rosy cheeks. Walk briskly and breathe
deeply. Take a long breath, close your
mouth and retain that breath as long as
possible; then exhal© slowly. You will find
your cheeks flushing with the exertion of
"really and truly" breathing, your head
will be held more erect, and your chest
will expand. Perhaps roses will grow in
your cheeks and your skin become
clearer. Take a glass of hot water be
Box 911 and Russla.-For that disfigur
ing growth of hair on your cheeks can
you not try the electric needle, or do you
prefer the powdered pumice stone that la
only for a slight growth? It can bo used
without harming the complexion. Or.
why not try 1 dram barium sulphide (a
poison) and 5 drams common starch?
Powder each and mix together well. Ap
ply a little by moistening It and after
five minutes rub o£f. Do not use If there
Is any eruption. The pumice is also
moistened and rubbed on with the finger.
Phoebe.— To remove warts, mix well to
eether 1 dram calomel. % dram boraclo
acid and 10 grains salicylic acid. Opnly
daily with a small bru3h. CJ
Rosebud.— For goitre you must consult »
¦Clothes, of course, should be tasteful
and stylish, but they need not be expen
sive. They should show In subtle ways
th*t they have been well chosen and that
After all the most attractive girl Is the
one who. although she studies hsr mirror
a good deal, does not neglect her heart.
"If you have a good heart," some on«
flippantly remarks, "you should also have
a good hat."
No poudre de riz for a youthful face,
but after the bath a sprinkle of powder
over arms and neck leaves an agreeable
fragrance and Is a subtle method of giv
ing a flower-like presence.
If a teaspoonful cf acetic acid is added
to about one ounce of glycerine, diluted
with water, stain? are more easily re
moved from the fingers. There should al
ways be a jar of fine white sand, oatmeal,
or commeal on the wasbstand for use
whenever the hands are washed. Oat
meal is best.
If the face has a shiny, oily look, soft
tissue paper, such as men use for I'.iav
ir,g, is the remedy. Rub the face over
with tnis, and after a week's use you will
wonder how in the world you have ever
done without it. . j
Glycerine is an old friend, and 10 cents'
worth will last for two or three months.
Diluted with one-third water it suits most
skins best, clear glycerine being Irritat
,For lotions for the toilet
table the maiden fair does not need any
high-priced, expensive creams In still
higher-priced crystal and sliver bottles
The really neensary and most helpful
articles are humble in urigin. and their
price not worth mentiorins.
• Salt, for example, Is a panacea for
many ills. A little dissolved In warm
water will cure the <i!3rtguring inflamma
tion of eyelids, reddened by a long walk
In the wind.
If used for a gargle it allays any slight
Irritation of the throat, and a little
should occasionally be used in the water
In which one's tfeth are brushed, as it
hrlns to harden the gums.
A few drops of tincture of myrrh In the
wattr used for brushing the teeth sweet
ens the breath.
low basin and apply to the hair by means
of a clean 'nail brush. Afterward roll
the hain on 'kids or papillotes. Hair thus
put up keeps In curl for two or three
Toilet essentials frr the care of the hair
Include a good brush and comb, a bottle
of hair tonic, which need not cost over
50 cents, and a shampooing lotion, made
by mixing* together five grains of cam
phor dissolved In one-half onuce of alco
hol and two drams of powdered borax. A
small bottle of alcohol is also needed on
the dressing table, for a little of it di
luted witn water removes dandruff.
quires an outlay of not rarr- than a dol- .
lar and a half, which purchases all the
implements and supplies necessary for a
year's use, or more. ' '.
This Includes an orange-wood -stick,
safety, scissors, a file, a large polisher, or
"buffer," ns the 'professional calls it, a
box of nail paste and one of powder.
A basin of warm water, soapy water Is
nteded, In which the hands are first iiri-^
niersed. to soften the nails. Indeed, nails'
should never. Ije cut without first holding
themCtn 'water.' . Ks<8-..a nail /.brush, and
1 hen , the stick to •: clean ¦¦ the
nslls. - '.;., • "¦"• - ; ; '.- '. :*,, •
The flesh about the nail is pushed gently
back with' the stick.' With the safety r
scissors the nail*, is cut In . the desired
s=hape, the file being' used to level .the
edges. Rub a little of the rose-tinted'
faateton rach' nail,: dust on some of the
powdcr.and. then use the polisher, touch
ing lightly with .even: stroke.
Don't let either j>aste or powder work
into the skin around the nails. % ;
If the nails are very brittle they should
net be cut until they: have been- rubbed
with almond or sweet oil. ¦
Good looks depend almost more upon
the appearance of the hair than upon fair
complexion, sparkling eyes, a rosebud
ir.outh or pearly teeth, and all these good
joints are sdt'OfT to better advantage by
The trouble about haii- is that the care
is usually misapplied. The energy Is put
into brushing it instead of the scalp,
lirush the scalp more and the hair le.-s.
in order to increase the vitality of the
fccalp. The hair has a certain length of
Ufe. When the end of that time comes it
falls out. and if the scalp is In good con
dition, a new bair comes in its place.
The scalp should'be brushed with a softer
brush to stimulate the circulation. Use
the ringers to rub or massage the scalp
vigorously. Place one hand on the brow,
ihe other on the back of the head. Press
the fingers well into the scalp and with
n <<ulck movement bring the hands to
ward each other.
To know how to train shimmering
tre&ses'.to ripple and wave and flow ia
Suite necesaiy In this era of Lady Tea
zle curls, Marcel waves and Gainsbor
In the nrst place, much brushing Is nec
rssary to make the hair pliable, but the
brush must be Immaculately clean, which
'necessitates washing it at least twice a
week In water containing washing soda.
There are many curling fluids. An o d- ;
faahioned but good one is made by/pour
ing a pint of boiling- water over about
half an ounce of quince seeds. .Let this
stand for. several hours, then strain and
bottle, adding: two drams of cologne or
alcohol and a few drops of violet or rose
perfume. It may be necessary to thin
this with a little water before using.
The best method of procedure with a
curling fluid Is to pour a little into a shal-
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