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The San Francisco Sunday Call
FROM the countless letters that are
cent to me Inquiring about en
gagements, I have felt It my duty
to ii.lk seriously with my readers
about this very important incident In a
woman's life.
I wish to emphasize the fact that thl«
srtep iis o^e of the most vital that a
\u25a0woman can take. It Is a parting of th»
waye. It marks the opening of a new
vista o' action ejzi thought.
« Now. fir.cc this Is the point where a
greater and wider life may be awaiting
you, cr where the possibilities for In
dividual growth may be dwarfed or
killed, does it not appeal to you that
one's ideals should he fairly well formed
ar.l mature before any decision be
"Do you see that man?" a sensible
woman once szld to me. when a dissi
pated wreck of one passed us on tha
•treet. "I almost eloped -with him. I
thought that I loved him when I was
16." It is unnecessary to add that the
infatuation was a case of mistaken
love arjd that she was disillusioned. This
merely proves to us that people and
thing-s which satisfy us at 15 are Insuf
ficient at S5. Xo two .beings develop
exactly alike. One person acquires evil
habits, another grows better. The age
that In its ideals is not mature is just a
suggestion of what the individual may
be ten years later. Ni^
Unfortunately, a young girl of 16 or
ZS does not tee this index of a man's
character. Her romantic notions about
love and marriage are all very satisfy
ing, but th«y will not feed and clothe
her nor eupply the demands cf her life
when she vrili have outgrown them.
I remember, with despairing horror,
two youss and irresponsible persona
vrho were married amid the acclamations
cf friends and relatives! He was scarce
ly able to cecide for himself or to pro
vide for the contingencies which fall to
every one's lot. She had no thought be
yond the triumphant flash of a ring on
her left hand and the dragging about
of her gorgeous train. Oh. yes; they
•were very happy for about four months.
There were lacking a mature equipoise
end Judgment which are absolutely nec
f. essary for happy marriage, and the dis
agreements became more frequent and
more heated as the days rolled on. One
day the young boy of a husband left
and "R-2.S never seen again. The wife re
turned to her parents, a broken-spirited
young woman. Xever will she be the
happy, innocent young girl again. Her
ettltude toward life is embittered beyond
any change. Her life has been ruined.
It is just a case which Is repeated over
end over in every one's knowledge.
There it; sometimes a different reason
from the girlish, mistaken idea of love;
it is the fact that to many of our young
\u25a0women the idea of being "an old maid"
Is repugnant. Let me say that It Is far
better to be single with the power to
choose your life partner in the years
that tre marked by a true self-knowl
edge than tc make a mistake when
young and to repent a.t your bitter
Nowaday* the modern'young woman
is not quite so dependent upon the sup
port of her father as her grandmother
vras. And in this age the title of "old
msid" is not shunned by the sensible 1
young woman. We are living in an age
when every one of us demands as her
Inalienable right a free and ever
broadesine life, a joyful liberty of
thought and ideals and* a sane pursuit of
liapinness. '
The wife of today must be more than
c pretty, laughing girl She must go to
her husband with 6Ound Intelligence,
sensible ideate and a mature ability to
co;.€ with the many trying require
ments of married life. These are rare
ly found in the 17-year-old girl. Please,
for the sake of every one, heed the
\u25a0warning. Insist upon a few years in
t which to prepare for your new life, and
X to prcve to yourself that you still are
cf the same opinion about your future
Solutions to Social Problems
Without a Chaperon
DEAR Mrs. Adams.
\u25a0 1. Is It proper for srlrls or 14 and
15 to have boys -take them home
ever.ir.gs without bein* chaperoned? r.
2. What should a. girl cay when a boy is
continually tarowlac Ig^^-p h on.
1. Girls of 14 and 15 should not go to
evening entertainments unless they are
provided with a chaperon. •
2. You would be justified In telling
such a boy that If he cannot treat you
in a kind and courteous \u25a0 manner you
do not car* to have anything more to do
with him.
Was Vnfair
Dear Mrs. Adams. "•_- ,
1- I have been engaged to a girl for over
two years. Early last summer she -wantea
to break the engagement because we could ,
not pet married then. I told her we could
pet married the latter part of the summer.
but when I asked her to make up her mini
she said she was not sure that she cared
for me. Then she went around with an old
friend of hers. Now he has left-town, and
\u25a0he made up her mind to marry me. Do
you think she \u25a0 was fair to me?
2. How muoa should . a . rr.an be earning
before he contemplates matrimony?
2. What Is your opinion of a rlrl who will
Elrt and craoke cigarettes?
1. The girl was surely most unfair la
her dealings with you, and I advise you
to make sure that she really does love
you before taking the final step.
2. It depends a great deal upon his sta
tion In life; but he should be sure that
his Income is sufficient to make both his
wife and himself comfortable.
S. Such a girl lacks dignity and has no
A^Heart-Broken Girl
Dear Mrs. Adams. - --.:.'\u25a0 .-.' . \u25a0'.' _
A your* • man In my town became very '
dear to me. and I went with him for five :
months. One day I heard that be had taken ,
another Firl to the skating rink. I acted
very coldly toward him the -next time he
came to see me. and cow he shuns me..
Do you think I had better "'make -up", with
Mm. If hB wishes to,, or shall 'l act as If I
do-not care at all? „: . ' . MARGIE L._-
If = you were -not- engaged \u25a0': to "the
young man under discussion, you" had
no reason to become jealous : because
he paid.' attention to -- another girl.
Perhaps he avoids meeting you be- :
cause hesees you think too seriously'
about him. -Act Indifferently "toward
him, but always.'be kind and;dviL,H- :?j
How' Long Should* He Stay?
' Dear Mrs. Adams. . '- * '
1. How long should a young man 1 stay at*.
the - home of a young woman \u25a0 after taking
hen, home. If he should -be Invited Inside? -
Also. If he is asked to call again, who
should set the date. for the; next call?
?. When my sister's : girl * friend i calls to
ccc her. Is it necessary for me to take - her :
home when she- Is- ready to leave? l
2. If my sister/ her friend and. myself at- '
tend church, would it be necessary > for roe.
to take the friend home after the service ?
1. If you reach the girl's home after
10 o'clock, you should not go inside
the house, but should leave | her as
soon as you reach the door. If you ar
rive home at an early hour, you should
not remain later than 10.30. -
2. It is not necessary for you to take
the'girl home. If she has any distance
to travel, she /should make arrange
ments to have -one of her -own family
take her home. \u25a0 . i
-3. If you accompany the two girls to
church, then it is your duty to see
that they both arrive home safely. _
Never Introduced
Dear Mrs. Adams.
I received a note through the mall from a
young man asking roe If he might' not be
a friend of mine. I have never met him,
but business has caused me to talk to him
several times. Do you think I should notice
his note? .. , . B.
Do not reply to the note, for it would
not be wise to start a friendship until
S you have been properly introduced to
the young man.
Fork or Spoon?
Dear Mrs. Adams. ' ' " -.'."'
Is Ice cream eaten with a fork or spoon?
A special kind of fork is used for ice
cream; If - you do not have thla, th«
spoon should be used. -
yA Gentleman Caller
Dear Mrs. Adams. - : \u25a0 '-'\u25a0'\u25a0
1. . Would It be all right for. a srlrl of 16
to have a vocne man call on her for a few
' hours.ln the evening? — : -r •\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0, < •*•
• 2.- Is it proper for - a '- girl of 21 to have
men callers when she has been going with
one man for over, a -year, he being at col
lege?- - \u25a0 • \u25a0' \u25a0 \u25a0-\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0• '\u25a0- \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0- -\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0 ---.;\u25a0•'-\u25a0,\u25a0\u25a0
\u25a0 Z..U It all right for a girl of 16 to allow
\u25a0 . a-younir • man ; to - take her».home .from^a
• party when - he ;dld^ not.- accompany - her
there? * ANXIOUS.
,1/ Yes.- if \u25a0 an ; older ' member, of \u25a0 the
; family - helps ; to * entertain . him.
• 2. When agirlis- not: engaged' to any
\u25a0-\u25a0 man she -is : at liberty to 1 accept the at
. tentlons of. other Imen."-.1 men."-. • " \u25a0 \ ". \u25a0
3. Yes, " if : he Is ' willing to walk along
with r the girl ; and • her . chaperon. . . .
5 ' Four Queries
,- Dear <Mrs. Adams/: • ...
:' A\. is Is \u25a0 there ; anything • out of • place 'in c ac-' •
\u25a0•. ceptlng the' attention -of -'a" youngs man :
who is not of my nationality? - \u25a0 - 7— '•\u25a0-> -
> 2. vit a '©arty ; of girls ; and' boys have .
a sleigh-ride party and one of the girl's
i father • drives. \u25a0 will * another - chaperon - be *
necessary?-.., - '.. . -\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0- - ,-\u25a0.---\u25a0'\u25a0 \u25a0
-S. ••-- Is ' there anything '- wronr ' In young -
people \u25a0 dancing? • -.;-;-., **•-,* •-.
"4. - If \u25a0 a girl - likes \u25a0, a'i young 'man \u25a0 real
• well.' should, age be considered If ; he :isv
about three. or four : years your senior? :
;" "'\u25a0-.' \u25a0"\u25a0- \u25a0;\u25a0• ..- -\i •\u25a0>.'?..-, PANSY. 1
1. Not if he is a i desirable \ companion
- and a gentleman at all times ' -
2. While f the father > would ;. be capable '
I MIGHT change J the story > of the
ancient chronicler and begin my talk
this week by— singing of, arms and
the woman; for, indeed, a beautiful
arm is one of the most important-fac
tors of grace and good' looks." The ques
tion" is vital to you, for words from the
headquarters of fashion \u25a0 are suggesting
that "'short sleeves are coming aipbn us.-
The arms, then, must be improved, so f-,
tened. and developed, and I* am giving
today afew suggestions that I' am sure
will help my readers.
We have had dimpled and smiling el
bows, flaunted at us to our. chagrin, be
cause this part of the : . arm seems; to
grow unattractive!" hard with age or
of shouldering all responsibility, -I think
it would be better .' to have an older
woman along to act as chaperon.
3. I cannot see that there is any objec
tion to dancing if the right sort of per
sons are gathered together. In my
opinion, dancing is a'r pleasure which,- If
not abused, should be enjoyed by all
"'"young persons. -
.". ,. 4. Age should not - make any differ
ence;, in fact, it is well to havefriends
of various ages.
Tired. of His Company
Dear Mrs. Adams.
1. When a young man calls at my
home and brings a friend, is It; all right
to ask a girl friend to spend the evening:?
Should light refreshments be served? ..
2. Is it rude to refuse a young -man a
dance , If his dancing does not please me?
3. I. have been going out with a young
man for some time and do not care for
his company any lor.jer. How could . I
tell him, this without offending him?
B.R. E.
L It would be very nice to invite a girl
friend and' would aad to the'enjoyment
of .the evening. -It would not be neces
sary to serve light refreshments, al
though ;it would not be improper if you
care to 1 do so. \u25a0 - -. • -~ >
2. It would not be very kind to refuse
the young man a dance. How; is -he. to
Improve if every girl shuns him?;: •\u25a0•
3. If you decline all future invitations
he extends to you : and act; indifferently
toward him, 'l do not think It' will be ;
necessary; to tell him you do not care
for^. his company any longer. ;.:; ;
Would Like Undivided Atten
Dear. Mrs. Adams. \u25a0 \u0084:
I am • very ' much . in love with a' young
man who is very popular among the '
young- ladies. I think he likes •me \u25a0 also
How can I gain his whole attention? -;
You cannot with propriety do anything
,to gain the young man's whole atten
. tion. Any effort you may make to draw;
' him - away from nls friends ; may /cause
him to lose all respect for you. .
Doesr^t Care to Lose Her
Dear's Mrs. Adams. „ \u25a0 -\u25a0':'"'\u25a0 - •— \u25a0- .
. -' I ' am a • young man 20 - years old and am
in love with a girl of IS. I know .we are :
rather - young •- to b« married .•\u25a0 bvft * there is -
another young man trying ; to win her af
fections. What would you advise me to do? f
:-. :\u25a0 .-;• i • - >;--:;.. • \u25a0-.-v---> ..-•••. .-.\u25a0\u25a0•- - : a.-- nv-.m.:.\
" You . are i both too . younjr to , think of
marriage. . and the best thing for you -to
do :is 'to. associate .with other -girls. -Do*
not toecome Jealous . If 1 another boy Is ; a
• 'little attentive ,to, the .glrV you \u25a0 love. A •
"-: few .years, hence, when-: the : minds ..of
both are -broadened, you; may; find that •'
you donotcare for. her at all. . Justcat I
\ present - you • think ' such a thing impos
1 Bible, but\it has happened before. i.. ; \u25a0
•;,'\u25a0 ; Serious ; Affection. - : .-~y
• J VDear : Mrs."'Adams^ : \u25a0•, ; ~ ".:•\u25a0 .- '-.' ;'.; '. :~.'\.--': ~.'\.--' -
\u25a0 lam> H ' years old ana \u25a0am very . much *tn .s'
z*'i love with • a married - woman * ajnd -• I-• would '
like your advice about: it. Her husband is'
gone - most .; of : the time . and ,he does <. not * :
provide for her as he should. She does not < ;
• . care -\u25a0 for > him; \u25a0 but : she says ; she \u25a0 does care '
for me. \u25a0 She Is 23 ; years old. . , 'K.
-My advice >to 'you *. is? to .keep away 4
from the woman and! her horn*.,, Cannot
"you f see that you are doing ..-her and
' yourself «a great injustice^ and are prob-r
ably causing her; more unhapplness than'
if sheiwereleft alone 'to settle her own'
affairs?- The .third; party often causes"
; very serious: trouble. .-. ; . \u25a0 .
Refreshments Are Not Necessary
.:•, Dear'- Mrs."' Adami " \u25a0 '\u25a0 V^'V '\u25a0"\u25a0''\u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0\u25a0 "-.i.-y
.'-;; I f am 18 i years old and hay« callers fre
quently, and v when I entertain girls I have -
' always served • refreshments. ' Would 1 , yoa '\u25a0.
work. -The- skin can be softened by a
bath in olive oil. ; Place the liquid in a
deep dish or platband allow the elbows
to rest in the friendly oil for fifteen or
. twenty minutes. . Then massage it -gen
tly .- into the skin and prepare for the
next step.
With powdered pumice stone rub the
' points^ of • the elbows. The previously
softened cuticle : can be . quickly, rubbed
'off,^a.nd a counter irritant should be ap
plied in the form of a cream bandage.
Many arms are robbed of beauty be
cause of ah awkward position. This jis
due to several things. ' Sometimes .the
sleeves" of- a dresa are too tight; then
the corset may; be improperly adjusted.
approve of .. doing the same when I enter
tain young men ?
\u25a0- \u25a0\u25a0 Should a girl start to call a boy by his
Christian name, or should he take this st«p?
A young; boy whom I have Known for a.
year always calls m» "Miss Brown." while
the other girls h© calls by their first names.
. How can I g«t himto call me by my first
Refreshments are not really necessary
every 'time you entertain girl and boy
friends, although an occasional treat Is
not at all improper. : _°
A boy should take this initiative. You
can do nothing to force your friends to
call you 1 by your first name. A stronger
friendship will bring about such famili
arity.- \u25a0 \u25a0 • "^r.^
\ - Eating Baked Poto t a toes
" Dear Mrs. Adams.
1 When baked potatoes are served, with
what docs ' one put • butler -on them? Do
you use the Individual butter knife? -^
2. When butter plates are used, wliat
should ' one do with the butter knife after
g Th» girls end boys I know seem to '
think I am; too fussy and proper. I shall
fi relate a few things for you to tell me
whether I 'am or not, but you need not
publish this part of my letter, for I know
\u25a0ft will take up too much of your valuable
1 -The butter is* taken with your, fork
from the : bread . and butter plate, and
• only sufficient to flavor each mouthful
'of potato. It is inelegant to butter, salt
and pepper all of the potato at one time.
2. The • butter - knife Is kept on. the
; bread and butter plate after It has once
been used. ..- •
3 Conduct yourself Just as a young
"lady -should, and I advise you to
• continue .-? such j behavior ...even though
your friends: think! you are too proper.
'\u25a0• As for your longing for some one to care
- for ? you. I i shall say! that you -are too
young :to expect any young man to pay
particular attentions to you. - ; :
;.' Received No At Home Card x .
'"~f? Dear .Mrs;? Adams.: \u25a0 ; '- \u25a0<' : \. . 'h\^'~?;-i'j±
' 'V ' Some time - ago 7 a member \u25a0 of • the firm
'\u25a0> employing , my : husband - was - married. We •
1 received an announcement card only, . others •
"-V received: at-home cards. ;Of course.'- 1 did
"not »• call , either \u25a0 upon \u25a0 the •• newly - marrlwl
' ' couple or - upon V her - mother, f I maintain
that * such -.. discrimination -In .a small
• " village v was *i* snotebish, ; = and - 1 \ wlsn yon
: would- tell -me \u25a0> whefther ; I - did Tight . w
< -wrong? \u25a0 Some, of. my, friends have said- It
-must have-been an oversight. 'but how. was ,
a, to know that? - \u0084• : A. E-:T.v%
too," believe | that i your, falling to re
-tceive an at'hbme card was an oversight.
I As ' It' is your place to ! call on: the bride
first. I think It would be' well for you' to
'do so a s soon as possible ; and disregard
- • the omission" of the card."; '• One i call will
; relieve you \u25a0of \u25a0 further obligation - until
\u0084t he bride returns your call. \
which produces a ridge of flesh under
the arms and interferes with a natural"
position.- Look at yourself to discover
If you are making it Impossible to have
a graceful carriage Dy the awkward
holding of your arms.
But suppose that your arms need de
veloping. Let me emphasize here that
no arm is ever hopeless. " It is not nat- v
ural to be bony. .There should txs flesh
enough to cover up traces of the frame
work of the body.
Now, exercise is the great developer.
If the upper arm be thin, take ten or
fifteen minutes each morning.— with the
windows open, to stretch out the arms
to the side and to bend up to tha
shoulders and to straighten out again.
Concentrate your mind upon the work
Answers to Beauty Queries
OWING to the great amount of
mail received and the limited
space given this department. It
is absolutely Impossible to an
swer letters in the Sunday Issue fol
lowing their receipt. The letters must
be answered in turn, and this ofttimes
requires three or four weeks.
All correspondents who desire an Im
mediate answer must Inclose a self
addressed stamped envelope for a re
ply. This rule must also be complied
with in regard to personal letters.
Spots on Finger Nails
Dear Mrs. Symes.
There has recently appeared on every one
of mv finger nails little -vrnlte spots. Caa
you tell rae what causes this?
Also kindly let me know If celandine
leaves are uaed constantly will they In time
remove superfluous hair? I have been using
a depilatory on my arms to remove tho
hair, but lately the hair ha« grown so very
lo\V on my arms. ~- 1 cannot wear my short
alecved gown* on account of this trouble.
The spots on the nails may be caused
either by lack of care or by bruises.
Nothing can be done but to file them
away as they grow out toward the> end
of the nails. "
The celandine leaves will remove the.
superfluous hair in time, but if you are
anxious for an immediate and perma
nent cure I ad-vise the application of
the electric needle by an expert oper
ator. \u25a0. -W" ;"
To Improve the Taste
Dear Mrs. Symes.
I see you often prescribe olive oil to In
crease flesh. I should like ,to try this
treatment. - but th* oil is so disagreeable to
take. C&n you offer any suggestion?
If you will pour a", little grape or
orange juiceMnto a glass, then the dos«
of g oil on that, and on top another
small quantity of juice, the taste of the
oil will hardly be detected.
To Induce Sleep
Dear Mrs. Symes.
What can I do to lndocs sleep? When I
?'o to b*d at sight I to&a from one gM» to
h» other. \u25a0 - DISTRESSED.
First of all. It Is necessary to hava a
well-ventilated room. Lie flat on your
back, with every muscle as flaccid as
possible. Drive away all unpleasant
thoughts, and make yourself - drowsy
thinking over some pleasant story. A
glass of warm milk sipped slowly before
retiring wHI have a soothing effect and
produce sleep.
Face Becomes Flushed
Dear' Mrs. Eyinea.' "
I wish you would tell me why •It Is my
face becomes' so flushed after I eat my
meals. Also give me a cure for the trou
ble- ' (Mrs.) TOM S.
- The unpleasant \u25a0 flushing after meals
is very often caused by weak or poor
digestion. Tea should be avoided and
little or no liquid should bo taken with
the -meals. 1 A ,tnmbler -of hot water
should be taken half an hour before
each meaL
Shiny Skin^,
Dear Mrs. . Symes.
\u25a0 After I wa»hmv face It looks so shiny
and feels drawn. What can I do for this ?
" -\u25a0 \u25a0' \u25a0'\u25a0 \u25a0\ -, \u25a0-\u25a0\u25a0 : •- ,- .-\u25a0;-., --MABEX. V.
\u25a0.-\u25a0: Possibly you - use too » muoh soap on
your face." This will dry the skin, mak
ing it feel taut. Use less soap, and
after drying the face dust it over with
fine oatmeal. Allow It to remain on for
a few minutes; then remove with a soft
piece of chamol3.
: (Tired Feet /
> Dear. Mrs. Symes.
.. My feet mm to be so tired wh»a Z g»t
and put all of your energy into tJ»
movements. Vary the arm exercise by
swinging them above tho head and in
front of you. describing an arc Your
arms must reepond to this treatment.
For developing the forearm a wring
ing movement 13 excellent. Tako a towel
or a piece of cloth between each hand
and wring hard and ' forcefully. The
wrist muscles are also brought into play
and are rounded out into a beautiful
I cannot emphasize too xauch the Im
portance of persistence and determina
tion lrv the cause. I hold It true that
many things are within arm's length if
you "but approach the subject 7»»th a
sane will to give everything a fair trial.
Let me plead with you to give tn»
arm a chance to be beautiful.
home from work at nlgit that th«y are
almost painful. What can I to to Osd
relief? RA^PH D.
Soak your feet every night in hot
water to which, has been added salt.
Dry thenVkently and apply a little vase
line to thtiK, rubbinj v well into the
skin. Chans* your stockings often. an<?
do not wear the sama pair of shoe/
two days In succession.
Enlarged Pores
D After "removing blackheads the porjj
s*em to be so large.
to Closa them? INQI_IsITIVE SUB.
When the pores are largo after tie
blackheads are removed, the following
recipe will make an exce!l*nt lotion
for you to rub Into your skin:
Borlo acid....: i^HJL.
Distilled wi-ch hasel 4 ounces
Appry with a piece of soft linea or a bit
of a&sortent cotton.
Manicuring the Nails
I 'always "admire pretty and well-kept
naTis but I cannot afford to hay» mla»
manicured. Do you think I coald dj It
myself? If so. P^E?S?TED *READER tS '
Although there are many llttl© dainty
touches to be added during the process
-of manicuring. I shall tell you briefly
how you may treat ycirs so that they
may have a trim and neat look.
Soak the flngertlps in hot. soapy
water to which a little lemon juica
has been a<ided. Dry them and push
back the skin arour.d each nail with
an oranse-wood stick. File off the nail
the precise share of the end of tba
finger and then polish with a good na.l
powder. Potohinj the nails with tr.a
palrrs of the hand wl'.l give good re
sults as it gives them a pretty. d«e>
tint. '
For Tired Eyes
What la tha best th'-n? to io for ey«
when they grow tir-d? Do you ever ad
\u25bclse the use of beiUamna to brighten u>
the eyea? *~-\T M.
When the eyes are hot and tired aftsr
hard usage, you should 3:op whatever
you are doing and try the following
lotion: One teaspoonful of boradc acid
in half a pint of boiling water. Bottle
when cold. Bathe the eyes with somo
of the lotion, taking care to dry them
thoroughly. This la a perfectly harm
less solution and most soothing.
Never U3e belladonna In the eyes
to make them sparkle. It is a moat
dangerous habit, and sooner or later.
If persisted in. Is bound to injure the
Remove Tartar
Dear Mrs. Symes.
Kindly adris« me what can. be dos» t»
itmoTs tartar from th« teeth,? I don't dar»
to visit a dentist every ttaj ' B^ a P p 2^ 3
If you will brush your teeth after each
meal and before retiring, you will not
be troubled with tartar. The tartar may
be removed, however. Procure some
magnesia, wet the. toothbrush in warm
water dip it into the magnesia and rub
the teeth with it. If one application
does not entirely remove it. give a sec
ond treatment the next day.
Red Nose
Dear Mrs Symes. •
Will yod please tell me what causes th»
cose to become red. and how t*^*^^ 7
There are a few reasons for this. In
digestion, tight lacing and poor circu
lation of the blood are some of tha
causes. For the first, diet and exer
cise are prescribed; for the second, a
general inspection to see that all
clothing Is sufflciently loose, and for
the last, massage is necessary.
To Thicken the Hair
Dear Mrs. Symes. I/_il
Kindly advise me. My ha!r 1» «n!tlr»ly
free from dandruff and,, is very long, but
thin. What will thlckea It?
What Is the very best cold creara that wia
not grow hair on the face?
What Is considered the most dtlleat* und
refined perfume? GRACE.
Have your druggist make a prepara
tion of crude oil and oil of lavender,
and rub this mixture on your scalp
three days a week. On the interven
ing day massage your scalp and brush
the hair, giving it one hundred strokes
each time.
If you will make a cold cream ac
cording to the fol!owlr.gr recipe you
may feel sure that It will do your
skin no harm:
Kentucky Cold Cream.
Rosewater - - ,-. . . ... L . 4 iiiiini—
Almond 0i1... ............... .......... 4 ouaoea
Spermaceti ~..........™...... 1 ounce
' White -arax.. ........................... 1 otac*
I cannot give you th« name of any
particular perfume, but I think every
individual has her favorite. Any per
fume which gives a faint but pleas
ant odor Is tho best to use.
To Remove Hair
Dear Mr*,' Symes.
Will you kladly tell m» how I could rti
myself of hair in the ears, noae and under
the eyes? I am almost ashamed ta go oat.
for tae hair seems to be like brtstlss.
The only safe and sure way to set
rid of the hairs is to have them re
moved by the electric needle; but be
certain that you have a thoroughly
competent person to perform, the op*f
" Cost of Powder.
Dear Mrs. Symes.
Are' my measurements correct? Z am It
years old. my height Is 5 fe«t t inchea.
weight la Us pounds. My hlpa measure 39
Inches, my waist SS Inches and my bust Si
Also please teU me how much tl» rwelp*
you \u25a0 printed ta a recent pa 7- for liquid
powder will cost? A SUBSCRIBER.
Your weight is not nearly enough, for
your height, but you are an exceptional
ly tali girl for your age. and your body
has not had a chance to develop.
I cannot tell you Just how much the
powder will cost, but your druggist wiU
be able to tell you as soon as he baa
looked over the recipe.

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