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The San Francisco Sunday Call
THE broom Is still an important
factor In the good housekeep
er's supply closet, and when
sweeping day arrives it is
faithful in chasing the dust and dirt.
.My little talk today is to the power
behind the broom. Work, regardless
of the fact that it Is exhausting, is
a natural and healthful outcome of
housekeeping: It can be made much
easier and decidedly less harmful
If the v.'err.an who wields the brush
be sensible and devote a little time
to the proper outfit for cleaning day.
In the Jirst place, a sensible sweep-
Ing dress should be owned by every
woman. Use material that will stand
a very necessary boiling after the
cleaning, and select a comfortable
eize that will not restrict the move
ments in any way. Short sleeves
and a short skirt should figure prom
inently in the cut of the garment,
while the soft collar will give neat
ness and comfort to the sweeper.
Now, dust is foreign matter, and has
no place in the openings of the body.
The ears should be protected and the
hair covered in euch a manner that the
particles of dirt should not be able
to lodge in each strand, destroying the
health and beauty.
ADVICE ON SOCIAL CUSTOMS
PRACTICAL JOKES
•y AST summer I had occasion to
\ meet a little woman from Ken
| J tucfay who was brought North to
a well-known hospital for an
operation. She was unable to sit up dur
ing the tedious trip; Inde?d, she caught
only a fleeting glimpse of the scenery by
raising her head, for her spine bad
been Injured by a practical Joker. Oh,
It was such a joke! He had cut the
hammock in which she was lying. , and
tie result was not what he had ex
pected. All his repentance will never
give to his victim h"er former strength
and enjoyment of good health, and I
doubt if she is even walking now.
It is the extreme case of what prac
tical jokes can do. As a rule, they are
never founded upon malicious or^ cruel'
intentions, but they always embarrass
the victims, and usually hurt some one.
There Js a class of practical jokes
that is played on innocent children,
vho. by their very inferiority of in
tellect, are unable to realize the joke
element. Older brothers and sisters, .
and. I regret to add. some parents."
consider it a great joke to scare, the
little ones. Please think of the.re
sults. A child Is a creature of imag
ination and little Judgment, and'
the fright In his mind cannot be
counterbalanced by arguing or ex
plaining afterward.
There is the practical joke which
come guests must- always". play, upon
a newly wedded couple. Besides be
ing absolutely vulgar., it \u25a0 is . a sign of
a lack of friendliness. Any auction
that increases the embarrassment and*
annoyance of the bride and groom
6hould be strictly forbidden at a wed
ding. From the stealing of the trunk;
"^| key to the kidnapping of the. groom,
I it is a long cry, but each is. an evi
dence of bad form. A wedding joker
should be crossed from your list or
friends.
A practical Joke has the enjoyment
on one «ide only. It is a selfish-dc
CONCERNING HEALTH AND BEAUTY
THE WOMAN BEHIND
THE BROOM
sire to put another unsuspecting per
son .in an embarrassing predicament.
It is a distorted idea of what consti
tutes fun or humor. It is a repre
hensible act that \u25a0 people, ought to
punish quickly and decidedly.
The jolly funmaker who insists
upon removing a chair from. a seated
person to secure the laugh has very
little; reliance- on his ability to at
tract attention In any valuable and
well-bred way. ' He should be treated
to a polite talk on the subject and
requested to call elsewhere. ,
There Js. always a lack of kindness
In a practical Joker!s motives. I
think that few- ever Twelgh the'sub
ject enough' to consider where these
outrages against' good sense might
end. But If they. .think not, then we
must think for 'them.- .., ""
. I'mtght.write. columns on the prac
tical Jokes played at home, in schools
• and- on the-streets, "but- you know a
Joke of . this kind, when : you se« it
played. . \ : .' . ;'-'-'.' > •
I believe that, women, as a -rule,
are Icath' to play theee Jokes. Our
power., lies* in the; contempt -and dls
- approval that* we can ' show for. them
and their, perpetrators. ,
'We are powerful/ numerically. Let
us- take a forceful: step Mn the right
direction-^ to . . make practical . I Jokes
things of v the; bast." i '
Sblutions to Social
• . "Problems
Who Should \Orderf ';'
DEAR Mrs. ,' Adams. \u25a0-. : .t,^.Vv 'i
Would 5 .- you J.klndly. .tell me' who';
ihould do'the^'or'derinciwhen'alady;
and gentleman . go : to -a , restaurant ?. Also,
when a couple Invites. another. couple out to
din« with it.em, shouM the lady do th*
-ordering, or let- "eaca, one- order -his or her
own?. • . -:-,.- - \u25a0«-.,- -v \u25a0\u25a0•-\u25a0; . • .^PERPLEXED.
In the ; first- casa the f m'an should do
the ordering, alter having, consulted the
woman. 'In the second case the - man
who^ "has : Invited - - the mother persons
should order 'the dinner.- .- \u25a0
Anxious to * Learn
• Dear Mrs. ~ Adam». • .--;--•\u25a0
I am a girl of 16. and as I had to leave
school , when <- I r.wit i only 12 . 1 -did - not > get >_
much of an education. >-l;have only been in
this, country -three years. Can you tell me,
of a few books \u25a0I -< could study ' in order to
learn to ; *T>«»k ; th% \u25a0 English language cor- I
r«ctly? You will be dolnjme a kind favor
by advising me. - / AGERMA.V GIRL..
Your letter Indicates that you are on
the \u25a0 right: .; road i-to '. Jearnin g, ; and \u25a0>- \u0084I
assure -you- that -success \u25a0will- be 'yours
if . youi perfiist. ." I think ; you \ will gret
MRS. HENRY SYMES
much assistance from the readers
which are now used in the public
schools. These are very-well'chosen'
and are most instructive. You can
buy them for a small sum of money at
any second-hand book store,' or it may
be that by applying to a principal of
one of the schools in your vicinity you
may borrow the, books you need. In
the readers you will find suggestions
of standard .works which you should
read.' There is also an easy gradation
of the work, and a well-thought-out
plan of a growing- stock of words.
No As sis tance Needed
Dear Mrs. Adams. •
When a younir gentleman - calls at my
home, .is.it p: oper for me to assist- him
with his overcoat when he Is leaving? .
Is It proper for me to go out with a young .
gentleman unchaperoned? I am. 18 years
.old. DOUBTFUL.
No assistance Is ! needed in such a
case. "~
If your parents are well acquainted
with the young man, and- are willing
to let you go without. a chaperon, then
it would be permissible.
SeverahProposals
Dear Mrs. Adams.
I am a girl 20 years old' and work for my.
living. < My ; father is dead: and I live with '
my mother:. ' I have •-«. eoo«i many .young
men friends and have had several good op
. portunities " to marry. -young -.men-' whom I
like very, much .as 'friends, but reel that'll
could not love any one of them.-, lly. mother,
thinks it foolish - for ' m*' to refuse under the .
circumstance?. . as«.l am a'- frail, girl and
comr>ell«'d to' work.": What' would youadvl^e
me to do?: Do j-ou ' think tha right one .will"
come .along? . •.-•' ,:.. \u25a0".'.\u25a0- • "TROUBLED. "
You are doing the -.right > thing to Ve
fuse the proposals,- for you would never '
be " happy if you married a' man whom
you do not love.". Some", day the '\u25a0- "right
one" will present- himself, and : you will
be glad . you . waited. ; ' '
Not Proper
Deir:Mrs. Adams. \u25a0 ' . • \u25a0\u25a0; W^lf^tsi&tZv,
I am, a. girl of .16. and am ; . keeping •- company
with -a ' joun? man ' of 2?. > He : has \u25a0 often ', asked \u25a0
mt: out to ;\u25a0 dine ar.d - f»* attend • the > theater.'
it- t<e t all ' rlcht "for ' ns to •• co . without .t
chxperon if we are not out 'later than, 10.30? -. .
' ; -If a rrmnp woman and ayouop man, were Tery
'. devoted to each , other ; and < the j mine man snd- 1
denly • rtot'ped i»arinß • attentions to • her, \ should •
she: sneak: to him wben she meet s hinj nn the
street?... - . • THE ; FAIR ; DAMES.
You Jare 'young ; .to /.go .urichapefoned.
Have you not an older sister. who could"
gO With .YOU? •'.-' '\u25a0- \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0•;. -: -.-.-:.:\u25a0: » • : ,;/.:-•
Certainly- if . she does not speak she
•will! lose- all. chance >cf "an -explanation
for his strange - conduct.
Topics to {Discuss ;
* Dear Mrs. : Adams. ..X \u25a0-.'.'\u25a0'" A .
1. On what" topics. should a eirl talk to a
young man -who -Is -not s a reader, and . who
does not talk much? 1.- \u25a0...:> •*" .'. r:- r
: . • 2. ils ; it \u25a0 improper : to ' allow » a k young man
to pot hiy arm.; around me -while; riding?
WlH'lt'makeThlm think illiof, me? -..
*. Is it improper tT. write to a young man
. that .. I ' do- .not. care; for, . he- sendiag 1 two:'
Doetal cards to my one? \u25a0"\u25a0•• \u25a0 \u25a0 ;*: .;-.-."- ' '-
; '-4. How should one act: to" bft popular? ' '.
\u25a0 - h.'\ Does It '. nay ,to \u25a0. be v too . popular « with
\u25a0 the. opposite 'eex?, •:.•".\u25a0 ir • r ANXIOUS. . '
1. Find out* in s Just: what -things he? is
N' interested." \u25a0, If ( you ' bring, up 1 the : subject
There Is a covering which Is nothing
but clever manipulation of a hug©
square of muslin. Fold back "a point and
place the double bias edge across tha
eyebrows, around the crown " and pin at
the back; That \ will give the remain
ing points of the • square at \ each side.
These'can then be tied under the chin.
Dust cannot possibly settle on the hair
or in the ears when this headdress is
worn. ", V
Large gloves protect the hands. They
must be -loose, to offer no interference
with- the free> and easy- play > of . the
muscles of the forearm. The hands. can
be kept soft and white, . even by one
who sweeps.: The object; Is to keep the
dust' from closing the pores and^from
drying the skin.
One of the most' harmful , and eaally
acquired habits of the sweeper _ls to
open the mouth -while" breathing. ' The
.mouth, you will remember, Is .for; the
passage of food only.. There are no fine
hairs In the membrane, as in \u25a0 the nose,
to siftthe particles of dust from the air.
It was never: meant ; for breathing pur
poses, and colds and throat troubles will
surely; result from mouth-breathing.
Dust must be kept out of the throat. A
bandage "of swiss or soft . muslin Is all
that you will require. It will pay, to
take this precautionary measure.
After the reign of the broom all nasal
passages sfiould. be .thoroughly cleansed
of the irritating particles of dust. £ A
weak solution of 'peroxide of hydrogen
or of salt and water ' Is within every
one's reach. The atomizer -is effectual
In this step. . A cleansing, with cold
cream, of the face that . has been ex
posed to I the dust is Important for the
healthy condition of the skin. I advise
a warm bath 1 for the entire body after
the work of the morning.
"Of course, I need not urge that-wln
dows should be open during;the sweep
ing hourl And that the final dusting
should be accomplished with a damp
cloth. ;
Here's health and comfort for the
woman behind the broom! , . _
I am sure he will start to talk, if he U
at all enthusiastic.
2. Most improper, and may cause ' the
man to lose his respect for you. A girl
cannot be too careful about her actions
when out with .young men.
3. It could' hardly be called Improper,
but it would be unnecessary.
4. If you want to be popular. dc» -not
strain a point to be so. Be natural at
all: times and treat all persons, with a
kind and courteous manner. Do not' be
deceitful. - - ' \u25a0 «\u25a0 \u25a0 i ••
5. Not- If: It^ means that you -have to
give up your, girl friends. . The friend
ship of girls who are . sincere at all
times is never to.be shunned.
\u25a0.. .:\u25a0_. . ' \u25a0---\u25a0\u25a0/•.. \u25a0\u25a0• ' ..
Eating Olives
Dear Mrs. Adams. " t n - v
. 1. I am H years old: WTiat Is the correct
length for my. skirts?, I am about 5 feet in
\u25a0 e 2.*ls" it .proper to eat 'olives with a fork?
3. Is it Improper for a girl : to stand Jon g
the corner and talk with a, boy friend. who
is a schoolmate?- \u25a0 -^ \u25a0\u25a0\.., \u25a0
4 Mow* old should one be when she stops
wearing hair ribbons? ,'. GYPSY.
1. Two inches above. the shoetops. * ••
2. Olives are eaten. with the fingers.
3. Yes. -If the^boy has- anything
important to say. to ! her '"he should
walk with \u25a0.: her ;until he >haa finished
talking. .; \u25a0 \u25a0 \ ; \u0084: , '- - - •.'- .-. : .. •.;..; -.:.•
4. There is <no rule . laid down \u25a0 re»
gardlng the. age. a girl .be .when
she discards her hair ribbons. So long 1
as she Is girlish lookineL and wears
her dresses about six: inches from the
ground,. she'may,wear..rlbbons' on her
.hair.-;, y * \u25a0'.- -z-' .. :., : .,^ \u25a0 ; .-v; ' : ' ';,.'-\u25a0:. '.x^\
Pony] Skin Coat
Dear Mrs.; Adams. .' • / " ; :"[
\u25a0-\u25a0A: '.Do -you thlak Jt propcr^for a' your, g
: lady ;of.- 17,: a' stenographer, .to wear a pont*
' Fkln coat that ,cost-a tmall, sum of , money ;
.: to s work, every. day ?;.->•/ -; \u25a0••,: :'.->.? •:-.. ._
:-^2.. AVas it proper: for me 'to accept gloves :
as a CThristmas: present from 'my emp.oyer?
\u25a0 \u25a0; He Is married..- - * "•*-"• \u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0\u25a0:\u25a0}•' .~~. ~~ \u25a0 \u25a0-,:..-,,
! :\u25a0•- 3.: is improper for him to accompany me*"
\u25a0 '\u25a0 to . the I street \u25a0 car when -It • rslns ; if . we both .
- have but;> one"; umbrellJU' and r It Is ' his?
' Should \I ; allow • him zto ;v; v take my ,- arm - «»ti
that -occasion? •.-...\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0' K> • \u25a0 .-,.., . : i
M4'-- Would it . be r wrong, to : let him put my
" rubbers^on for-nje?- , ; ,.- ; ; " «, OENIS.\ <
l; . "It His "hardly! this proper 'thing, to
wear to business,; but. if. you- have, no ;
other .warm coat :you. should f eel inde
pendent'enough-to wear^ it. - .;
2:-Yes. ; v ' : .•;'- - : J :.->-. V-v.J .-.: ' . /, \u25a0'/ , \u25a0';
3. It ' >is - proper : ' for %, him * . to .i protect
you from the'rain.*:but heihas no right
to take holdof yourarm.- :
4. Decidedly so.-, -; . ~ " "'/ ;
\rf Schoolgirl
'/Dear"- Mrs." 'Adsjns.'-iv 1 .. , : *. "'..-"
.,• Is .-it-proper ,I or , a ', schoolcirl 'to ; accept* tha
-attentions of »'younc man of 23? — • \u25a0 .*\u25a0
\u25a0 ,\u25a0\u25a0 If 1.-?»a' secure a, position.- should leadearor
to do it along^ with my, school work? . --\-~ .
\u25a0 • '\u25a0."'>*'\u25a0;.- 'v : '- S.-".--tV;^-"';.-rV'.BLUE = 'ETES. i '
. A J schoolgirl i should : not , allow \u25a0> a'i man
v to ; ijer.-tinie. .^Her. * studies
"and'houra : of, recreation "will i' not' ailio'.v
her.: much"; time ' f or ' the ; attentions of Ta
- young ;man:^W : - . " x: '' '-''\u25a0'\u25a0 ' : .
\u25a0"> You -and? your, pa rents 'are'. ljetter ; able
-to? decide this j question 'than, I. : -. Re
: member.i that ' it \u25a0 will not; payj to '; overtax
i your: Btrength., ••-:- .; •.. ..\u25a0 ; ymm.
ANSWERS W BEAUTY
OWING to the great amount of mall;
: received > and the limited spate i
\u25a0 giveli this department.- lttis»abap-, j
lutely Impossible to answer letters in the
Sunday .issue. *jrollowlngi their, receipt, i
The \u25a0 letters must be answered . in turn,
and \u25a0 this of t times .requires three or • four ,
weeks, v-t •. '.--'' '• ~-~ \u25a0\u25a0.."-'.- "• ; \u25a0 i'- 4 "'.,* -" i
All correspondents who .desire . an Im
mediate-answer." must -inclose ; a .self
addressed I ,stamped envelope for a reply..
\u25a0 Thlsrulemust also . be: compiled^, with' ln :;
regard *to personal * letters;- ; ;' I
y }f o: Soften the Hands
Dear Mrs.;, Symes. ";-^- '.' l v » '
W"lll you pleas» tell me of something. that
"will: soften the hanrif?- •• . \u0084,. ' M - =v-:
' You * will i nrid \u25a0; that ; olive t oil ', Is s excel- ,
lent for softening*. the skin, t Iti-mayjbe
: used : on • the r face ; as well as the' hands.
.To Rimove Warts „ ;* ,'
"'Dear' Mrs. r ~- Symes.' \u25a0 -'-\u25a0, ~ '•\u25a0 " '^'! v -r.'. ''"I
c^WHK you" please inform -me 'what will re- .
move Warts from the ; hand ?.; GRATKFOL.. -
• Use. the, following. recipe and 1 the, warts
• will r soon disappear: .•'->„ 'i : -\u25a0;: ";.
r - MlxV one *- grain • of *- caraform-- with \u25a0 nine \u25a0
parts "or .flexible I collodion. ? and ; apply .to y
wart three -tiroes i a. .lay.-; After ; two* ( or
j three"; days. ; the 'epidermis peels off."' and tn« .
wart will, come .with it. .•:* - \u25a0
'.
ptease r tell me -"how to: bleach my hair.
I am sending you a sample of: It. • I tan' t \u0084
afford .to 'pay,* a hairdresser-- to-, bleach It-,
:Is the Chinese' eyelash stain, good! for the ,-\u25a0"
'i eycbr.Tv* "> How.'lobh' does- it- stay on '.Wk'th-- i
out applying it again?; ' r. . D.':C.v.v, v
• \u25a0\u25a0•Ann amateur .-. can y seldom,, •ii- over, ..
bleach .her -r hair; successfully. < If \u25a0} you *
cannoti; afford:; to go to -'a "hairdresser,
I It? would better ; <oro r let "it •. remain X its."
natural % color. \u25a0•\u25a0 • -- - * • : -; ;
;;> The h Chinese < eyelrlsh stain \u25a0.-; may :• be
\u25a0 used ' on I the • eyebrows, | : but -it does ; not
remain on permanently and will have to
be applied every day or so.
Red. Spots and Pimples
"\u25a0 DearJ Mrs.* Symes." r • ' \u25a0 > v * : : •
I, am -a:, boy. 17 years ..01d., -Red spots on;
s the sides of my nose break out. and pimples
-appear.,- How-- can. I : : get. rid, of them?., •.-\u25a0
, .1. also 'have a corn ton- the . sole .of my
' foot.' What can I do forjt? ... . ALVIN.
\u25a0 -You>~had better 'consult a 'physician,
foryour blood'is probably out *of order
* needs special: treatment. >' \u25a0-.-.'
I -To \ get. rid of your corn, use ; the fol
lowing recipe: "."'
:. .. Corn Xure.- t ' \\ • :
Salicylic add ....'...'..1.............. 1 dram
Collodion. •\u0084J..7'..f.\.;....7..i.; .:..'- H ounce
* Paint -;over» tbe> corn . once' a- day. and
scrap** away the superfluous jrrowth at tha
;end. of- three or four. days. _*-\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0_ >
\u25a0 .; ; Vermin on theiHead • '
. Dear "Mrs.- 1 . Symes.* . " "" • :
\u25a0 "My little- jtirl has causht^ Hce from tho
-school children, and "I have tried gasoline,
but lt'faUe&^Kindly.advUu' me.
\u25a0i "* t .;.... _ } ;-\u25a0>• A .CONSTANT READER.
8 Get : some 'quassia* chips i front- your
•druggist.* boil, them-for afew minutes,
\u25a0strain- and mop the'svater'on ; the scalp
nntlLthe. hair-is thoroughly saturated.
This is a sure andjharmlesscure.
"
Dear." Mrs.'fS-nnes.-' \u25a0,*\u25a0'.
J uWill-you.'klndly. publish -a'. r«medv that'
'-* will remove .the. overgrowth of -hair?. '.l do
~ ' notv like • to'uie* the electric ' needle " on my -
'face. ::"',••;- v. ' :\u25a0. DOLIX
,' .The; electric;: needle is the only -thing
JthatjWill. remove the" hairs permanently.
; I . am , giving -the recipe ' for a depilatory
.which will remove the'; hairs. for. a short
: time. • but ? - they , will r come »back again.
<: Sulphide -of • soda or \u25a0 calcium \u25a0 sul-^tBH^IBCB
V-'ohMe .V..V... "....... U:.;r».'.r :'lX\ era ins
'Chalk •-\u25a0......•....\u25a0.*..'.......•....\u25a0.."\u25a0.\u25a0..... 100 grains
-\u25a0_ Mix wthoroujchlr and ;keei> dry^in. wtll
\u25a0 corked , : bottle \u25a0 until -. wanted i. for . use. ;\u25a0 Take
\u25a0 enough tomak« a paste, and add .-warm wa
ter to It until the crocer consistency is se
cu-ed Spread over the hairy surface ana
allow to remain for from one to five min
utes according to the nature of the growta
and the susceptibility of the skln^h^n
scrape oil with a blunt kn!fe-a paper knife,
for example. It should be removed, as to
everr case with a depilatory, when tne
burning sensation la produced. Too long
contact with the »skln should be avoided,
and immediately after the hair has been re
moved tha denuded surface should be Kently
wash-d with warm water and a ol.» c-eam
or a bland oU applied to prevent Irritation.
Hair a Muddy Color
fcair Its natural color
again? It used to b« a real dark brown;
n Ts &t&^«^°£o-d f« the faceT
Will It crow hair on the sk.ri..
What will remove red marks from tn«
face after pimples disappear? Also, what Is
good for large pore, on thy***"^.
It may be you do not give your hair
proper attention. Every day brush X
thoroughly from the scalp down to th©
wv ends: then massage the scalp with .,
the" tins of the fingers. -When washing
the head add a pinch of washing soda
tO Wifch' a haTel cream Is excellent^ for a
dry skin, and it will not promote the
red marks use the tol
lowins lotion:
Boric acid »««™
W Ti?abs?« lotion p«" be" us«-l for ea
larged pores also. \u25a0 '
Hands and Face
M vou S ffie- tell me something th,t
will soften and whiten the hands.' Al^
something that will clear the complexion
without harming It. My skin seems to t*»
dry but I am afraid t»> use creams. \u25a0'
Is there anything, with the «ceptton of
dye. that. will make tLe hair **£*£• c
I thmk olive oil will help both your
face and hands. Massage it Into them
once a day. This will take the place or
creams, which you do not care to use.
A laxative taken once a month is excel
lent for keeping the complexion clear.
Nothing except a dye will darken tho
. hair satisfactorily.
Bust Too Large
but 12 years of age. and
'T^&^^fi-n^/ou tell
\u0084 What is^a -re J^cha^^and^.
1 I would not be guilty of advising
any treatment for reducing your
daughter's bust. It is never a safe
experiment, and anything- you might
do now might ruin the ciul»Vs health
and figure- for the future Cant you
make her clothes in such a manner
that her bust is not quite so notlce
2 A pinch of washing soda added to
the water in which you wash your
head will make your hair -lighter.
Never use any greasy tonics on your
hair for they will make It darker.
3 If your skin is naturally dark,
you cannot do very much to make it
lighter. If the sun or wind has dark
ened it. you may use lemon juice -as a
whitenef. , \u25a0
4 To avoid chapped hands, care must
be* taken that they are dried carefully
after washing. Use tho following
lotion to heal your hands:
Tincture benzoin » drsps
Clycerine 2 ™™22
. Rrsewater :.:...-........ 3 ounce*
Kub this on the bands ni.ght and morning.
Dahdruf-^Hair Grower.
: wtth daodmrr. it
forms a hard, thick crust on the scalp and.
when I comb It with a nn* comb, it is sor»
underneath. Can-jrou tell me a cure lor
Can you rive me a recipe that will make
the hair crow? .4 KE.\DER.,
Use castor oil to cleanse the scalp, or
even ' vaseline. Do not use a fine-tooth
comb. Go to. your physician for treat
ment.
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Biting Finger Nails
Dear Mrs. Symes. -
What on i do to stop biting my Cncer
n£*ls' Is there anything to prevent white
spots' on the nails? I hare very anany on
all nails. B. M. D.
Nail btting is often the result of an
extremely nervous temperament. If
this is your trouble." have your family
physician prescribe a good tonic to
brace ui> the ntrvous system. Mean
while, paint your finger nail 3 with
quassia, which is quite bitter but harm
less, : and v/ill remind you of the effort
you are making to stop the habit.
White spots on the nails can be
avoided if, careful attention. is given
to the. nails "and they are not bruised
-in any way.'
TpMdke Bust Firm
Dear Mrs. Sxmes. .
- Kindly advise -me through your colum*
what to use ti> . make my Bust firm. _
Bathing the bust with cold water will
give It firmness, and massage with the
preparation made according . to the fol
lowing recipe: -
OU of sweet almcnda ....'.. • ounce*
White-wax ........ 3, ounces
Tincture binzoln • .I*3 ounces
Rosewater ".• 1% ounce*
Pulverized tannin ••••'•• ••••»•••*»• • ffrin»

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