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The San Francisco Sunday Call
FOR the attractive hand there is re quired something more than soft, white flesh. There must be an evidence of care In the well shaped, carefully groomed nails, wlth ADVICE ON SO CIAL CUSTOMS EOW TO INTRODUCE WHEX Introducing a friend to other people there are a few very Important things to keep In mind. Remember that an Introduction can never be too Elmp.le ..nor too definite. The words must be V epoken very distinctly, without any ver ' . bal flourishes. Do not give any oppor ••• tunity to the hearers to misunderstand ... '. the name, or to fail to eras? it at all. One thing Is Important: the man Is :. always presented to the woman, the younger person to the one decidedly older, and the unmarried woman to ti matron. The woman's name Is always \u25a0 mentioned first. "Mrs. Carleton. let me • .-present Mr. Blank," is the simplest and \u25a0 best form of introduction. frequently, when a man Introduces •another man to a woman, this form may be slightly varied. "Hiss Brown, I w!eh to present Mr. Earl, who is very anxious to meet you." may form an : easy way to vary the usual conversa ,• tioaJ -.I' ;.-' r .. ."' When Introducing members of your '_: family the form may be slightly less \u25a0/.•'conventional. "Mother, this is Mr. ". While," or "Miss Canby. I think that :V my rather has not had the pleasure of • meetlns you," Is a graceful way. Oc '\u25a0 casionally a hint of the Identity of ln '. . : crests of a person may be linked with -his ncar.e. "Mrs. Arden, let me present ' Dr. Richards, who is interested in . the condition cf the poor in the East. \u25a0 . You wj'.l probably have much about K'&ch to talk," will place the strangers on an interested basis at once. • Never should a woman be led around . a room full of guests to be Introduced. The men should be conducted to her. A debutante should be led to the elderly' matron or chaperon at a dance; at the £ice <A a friend the younger woman re oeive* introductions. ' t It Is better to adhere to the regular 'c»rms of introduction than to depart '.ronn the prescribed way and to produce a vague misunderstanding. Remember that the persona whom you CONCERNING HEALTH and BEAUTY TEN MINUTES a DAY for BEAUTIFUL NAILS out which the first attributes are use less. <"> Now, of course, the good condlt£m~of your nails may be secured by care and frequent visits to the specialist, but the meaning of this little talk today is, "Every woman her own manicurist." More than that, I am going to hold out a tempting offer of ten minutes a day as the price of beautiful nails. The ordinary working outfit is not ap palling—for the extensive manicure sets have a great many superfluous Instru ments which can be dispensed with by the woman to whom time is valuable. Scissors, a feather file, an orange-wood stick and a buffer are all that you will need to attain good-looking nails. Before beginning operations, a cleans Introduce are not on a friendly basl» with "each other, and must address each other on totally different grounds. Al ways give the necessary Information in an introduction. "Cousin Tom" must be given his full name, and "my friend Mary" mJgbt be married; therefore, she must be introduced in this capacity. It Is allowable in this country for a married weman to use the .word - hus band In Introducing him. In Europe the prefix Mr. Is always used. There is a prevalent idea which has crept Into the customs of society that people under one roof, enjoying the hos pitality of one hostess, need no intro ductions; but the hostess who Intro duces thoroughly, and' gracefully »will prove more succeesf ul and decidedly will be more appreciated by the guests. The introduction is *uch a simple af fair, and bo necessary, that It is as tonishing how many women bungle it by awkward and embarrassing. handling of the subject. There Is no necessity for mistakes; there should be an easy mastering of tJi® elmple facts, after which I promise that the approach of a person claiming an introduction will not be the cause of consternation on your part. S hit ions to Social Problems When Her Friends Call DEAR Mrs. Adams. I am going to have a girl friend visit me for a week or so. > She has . friends here with whom I am not acquaint- ; cd. I want to know If I should remain In the parlor for a. while after meeting her triends -when they call and then leave, or should I stay with them all the time they are present? She Sa an old friend of mine, \u25a0 having known her ten years, and I want to . do the right thing by her. ANXIOUS. You should talk with your -friend's acquaintances a little while after meeting them, making them feel-.wel come In your home and then excuse yourself. If they insist upon . your remaining with them, you may do so. Addressing Brother's Compan ions Dear Mr*. Adams. 1. My brothers have plenty of young men company. - lg it best that I should address them all as "Mr."? 2. What should I say to a young man when he leaves me after having skated with htm for a while? 3. Is It necessary for a young man to take me home when I am chaperoned .by an older si«tw? . A READER. \u25a0 1. Unless you are very '. Intimate , Mrs. Henry Symes ing bath of warm » water and a good pure soap are necessary. This prepares the way for easy work. If hard water be your fate, add a tiny pinch of borax to the solution. I advise a^ dip into olive oil for brittle finger nails. This nourishes and moistens them with a lubricant that approaches the natural oil. After two minutes of this treatment, dry the fingers and shape the nails with the file, one surface of which should be smooth, to prevent any roughening of the . under side of the nail. Your nails should follow the out line of the fingertips, extending just a little beyond the cushions. If your fin gers are, square, you , may point the with your brother's chums you should address them al! as "Mr." 2. It is "the young .man's place to thank you for the privilege. After he has done this, you may express your - pleasure. 3. If. the young-- man has escorted you and J-your sister to any place of amusement, it is his duty to accom pany you both home. '.Attentive' No More \u25a0 Dear Mrs. Adams. How would you advise me to act toward a man whom I went with constantly for : nearly two years and a short " time ago stopped paying any attention to me?. When we meet he is as ' nice to me ', as he ~ ever .was. Why,- do you. think.- did he act this way? How can I make him like me again? LONESOME. Conduct yourself the same as' you did in . the past. \u25a0 Not knowing \ the circumstances, it is hard to tell why the young man has- treated you \u25a0 so. You can do nothing to make \u25a0» him care for you. I don't think you would want a -man's loveMf _it were" not freely given. \u25a0 After) a. Dance \u25a0-_ . Dear Mrs. Adams., \u25a0 - \u25a0-.:.' \. 1. After, danclntr with young men they usually say. "I enjoyed that dance very much," or. "Thank you ; for ; the dance." .-\u25a0What- should the young lady- reply?/ -\u25a0 -'\u25a0\u25a0 2. •- A few weeks ago a young man \u25a0 whom I met . at a - > party asked me .If I had a eteady fellow. I told him no. 'and he asked me if I. would: be his steady company, and before answering him I. take the: liberty of writing, to you to find out what- it mean?, • Can 1 go with any \u25a0> one. or Just with him? • \u25a0" \u25a0 2. - I received a Christmas gift :•\u25a0' from \u25a0 a ; young - man. * and ras I • did ' not know., what ' would please him I did not'return the com- I . pliment. Was that rude of- me?. Should I' have found out what he wanted ?;" EMM A." . 1. -, The young lady may : reply: ; "The pleasure is ; mutual, : I assure . you,'' Mr. A.," or, "I enjoyed It," too." / 2. I have never :. found \u25a0 out - what the term- "steady: company" really, means, but I have'anldea that the young' man would Hko to have the privilege of de voting his : time and < attention :to u you, and vice versa. *• If you know. that he is I a man of good character,' you might - al low him to call upon you,';but do not let mv^iopolize : your, time. /; Until you are engagedito be married you are at \u25a0; liberty to accept attentions from other \u25a0 men. \u0084-.:,'\u25a0 '\u25a0 : . I \u25a0-' ;•-; .. j • ;-;t,-. - \u25a0 3. Tho receiving of a gift does not, necessitate the. giving, of one in'^ return for it; bo that your act was not af all rude. . ... Hour for Entertaining Dear Mrs. Adams.' -'• \u25a0 '.' . .\u25a0l. I am a girl -18 ;' years of .-age. 'Is lit \u25a0 -2. My sister . and ' I • are acaualnted 'with a younc man who works in a telegraph or nee In our town.- > When passing by ha often invites . us ih for a little chat. ' We : , have- accepted his invitation several times. Is • this s improper? 1 ... * ...... -\u0084..; 3. Is ; It all-right for us. to accept the company, of ; boys stuping up to us on'tha' street if -we -have met them?> . < ; •' :- : : ' \u25a0\u25a0*. I- have -been' keeping company with -a young man for about . a month. He ! aeems * " to prefer my. «lster. - who cis - pretty and c nails slightly, to improve the appearance of the outline., .. With an orange- wood stick* carefully push back- the cuticle to bring the half moon at the base into view. This mark has always been a .sign of beauty,, and you <should never allow the white crescent ;to be eclipsed by the ridge of skin.*.- ,;. . \u0084- . Obstinate' stains can \u0084be- removed by an application of' peroxide of hydro gen, which forms ;the- basis of nearly, every nail "bleach." , A soft cloth or,* better • still, a piece -of absorbent cot ton on the end of .the stick E will re move any '. dark- "stains. . Clean, the under surface 'as, well" as the top. "." Another dip into 'the water and a charmlner. while I. althouch nlc« looklwc. - am rather auiet. Shall I be frank and ask' him if he prefers i. her. or simply dismiss him? \u25a0 -•-.-. i :- .\u25a0-\u25a0-. • 5. - A boy friend Vof my sister made an engagement with her, but did not fulfil it.. Later, he called her on the telephone, mads fome excufc for his absence.' and -asked to- call aea in. •;\u25a0 Should, she have allowed \u25a0 him to call? -. - « '(\u25a0'-'\u25a0\u25a0 "' «' 6. Would It be all richt for Us to wear, pink and . blue pumos with pink and ;blue dresses to the opera? TWO ANXIOUS : GIRLIES. - 1. Yes, if your parents do not object. 2. A wrong impression is made when Sirls make a habit of visiting men . friends in their places of business.*..:---J-J 3. v It would be very indiscreet for you to' allow them to do so. If they ; are anxiousto be with you, let them make an engagement to call. - -'-." ' . > 4. Probably you are, allowing: jealousy to \u25a0 creep into your ; heart. .Why should you care if your, boy frier-d- is kind to ; your sister? I should think: It would make things pleasanter for you all to, be friendly.' Do not make yourself unhappy, by harboring, foolish thoughts. - 5. If the boy had a reasonable excuse for not keeping, the engagement,; your eister should have accepted -it and given him permlrston. to call again. 3 6-V-.Yes.i-.' \u25a0 .- ..\u25a0 * \u25a0 . . ' -, ; V->. Dear Mrs.. Adams. - I have been going .with a youns:,man for a few years, v and .w« were"-, engaged .to b« i married." but for some, reason , l - tot • angry ' with him. and told him" 1 to : consider . our en- ; : Ka*rement broken. He has never considered' it so. and h?f> often told -mo that he; did ' not: - I • now see • that *I \u25a0 was in ; the • wrong, i .and I love him as much as ever. He wants' to \u25a0, come to see „ tan mil the < tima. >\u25a0 and \u25a0 I > .would like to; have him. but am so ashamed \u25a0of myself for not^ trusting him. 'What shall" Ido about It? -,i ; v MISS WORRIED. ; ? , I If you were at fault and. you both still care for; each J other,-?: why,; not | allow him to ( call \u25a0 on . you \u25a0 and * then offer explana tions and apologies?."' •. . t/ . \u25a0 ' Boy and\ Girl yLqve* s< Dear Mrs. Adams: 'i - . : C :'-: '- : '-.""':';< \u25a0;'-, \u25a0 :\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0• . I.' I am a boy about 19 years old and love : . a ITirl of 16. . " Do you think it proper for m« • to kiss lit r good-bye when?X^vall,on her? .. - ' 2. \u25a0» We have '; known ? each - other = since >we 3 were children. \u25a0 co: don't you think it would , be ali/riKht : for? us to; ko* out .together at ' night without a chaperon? ' -..-•--- \u0084, :\u25a0 3. Would:: It \u25a0 be r proper i for f us ; to become ' .engaged; or do you think we are too young? • X ; :t/' ;. f W. B: HOPEFUL., -:" .1. It ;is ..- most 1 Improper - for a young • man to kiss i a girl he ' is not en gaged to • marry - her. v " x . • ,?v. 2. It . would • not ibe ; proper,} because'Tyou ar© both too young to gofout'unchaper :oned. \ V '\u25a0-, .J-l y^lP'- .\u25a0..,-.: \u25a0-./*- :i ...:';\u25a0- .-s-,': \u25a0vs.' You '.'.both :are . too young : to think about : marriage, and should . consider each:other In the llffhl* of a friend. - _- \u25a0\u25a0 ; Un gentlemanly I Conduct Dear Mrs.' "Adams.- f . \u25a0\u25a0=' >,'.'. \u25a0'- ' ."• \u25a0'•'' ""'\u25a0'•' .\u25a0ls .It - proper r for : a young: : man •to kiss ''a '. girl's hand '• when * he? 1«» not; In -» love, with her? .What Is the proper thing to do when ' :ne insists in spite of her protests? ..-.. *.•"..:\u25a0 „ :: f M Is a eirl considered engaged. to marry be-- < fore the gentleman 'arives her a ring 7l when " a;- Kirl_ falls - out s, with f her » sweetheart , and ••- she still cares for him and he ' Is too stub- - drying.wlll prepare the-nails, already visibly improved, for the final polish. Rub a; nail powder made of the fol lowing ingredients on; the surface, usfng the soft chamois buffer: .'\u25a0•;\u25a0-" Talcum powder, one-half, ounce; pumice ; stone, pulverized, two ounces. Mix thoroughly; add fifteen \u25a0 grains of carmine _ and r a\ few drops- of ;01l of rose, if a perfume Is desirable. Sift through silk bolting cloth! . test too high , a- polish be attained, the palm may, be briskly, rubbed over the " nails, -bringing . an \u0084 "attractive, healthy glow, to" the surface. . '.Is it;worth ten minutes a. day? ! Try it for onel week, and' you will never neglect ! the opportunity ' for beautiful nails. ...They are wltnin the reach -of everywoman. "'-'\u25a0'. \u25a0-,-..: • born to , pay any : attention to her. what Is \u25a0 • the i croper • thing to do? -He ignores all . letters, but she thinks the still cares l for - her?: : .;.-.- A. SOUTHERN GIRL. .'\u25a0 r In days:gone by the /kissing of -a young woman's, hand was considered a courtesy, and It was the custom 'for: men to'do-so.' Todays it? Ls considered quite, improper, and it should not-be necessary to remimpa, gentleman more than once that he is staking liberties when- he does so. , If a man cannot show a girl, the respect -which is due her, ,\u25a0 he is not worthy of her: friendship.- ' • A* girl is to' consider herself -engaged to be married if she has promised a man to ' become his 'wife, whether' she re ceives an engagement \u25a0 ring 1 or, not. "T" T - A- girl should 'have « pride, enough Ito g withhold" from- actually -begging^a man for his love. - His silence should be proof enough that he does not. care for her. • ; V Infbrftihig the Girl: '•';;.,. Dear -Mrs.": Adams. -- ' ' :~- :•*: : I am 19 yeaj - old and going with' a young \u25a0 .".plrl'of 16. Should I. when asking permission \u25a0'.\u25a0: to take T her •to • a theater or any place of " amusement, tell her whera I wish to go?; \u25a0 \u25a0'-. -\u25a0\u25a0-.:'.:/.-.;.\u25a0\u25a0 /\ : -,"- '\u25a0 : /- .-,: Yes; this ;ls; a 'courtesy due" her and _ her chaperon. ",_ ; \u25a0 . \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 V\u25a0; ) Birthday Gift \u25a0 Dear^ Mrs. ! Adams. .- . '\u25a0 \u25a0 V f \u25a0'\u25a0:\u25a0-"\u25a0 j< \u25a0'\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 ' ; What ,; would you suggest as a -birthday, present^forj a girl friend of. mine?: :l: have : known. her :a: year. -.Would a hatpin- be ap- propriate?\ ..--., \u0084 GREENY. /; If^you'are. not engaged to the girl, it -would notbeiproper to give her jewelry. , ,"\u25a0 Gl oves.-i- candy, v flowers or^ books "' are ?: gifts • which S a young H man •" may, with / propriety, ' ; bestow .upon* a girl friend. / Dear , ; Mrs. ;\u25a0 Adams. * H - *\u25a0.. '-''- **-**_\u25a0 ' \u25a0 .' - \u25a0•> I am a girl: of 15.- and i have for tha last N -year been corresponding with; a young man? ' of t ai. tl onlyjcarefor.hlm as a friend, but - mj' \u25a0 mother s objects seriously -i to 'my : keep ing .up; this? correspondence, -yet she has no .objections 1 to the •young -man. .What should MIM I do I about • lt.-t and :how-. can' I > inform ; him . of what -my mother, wishes- without hurting . : the young man's feelings?^ \ ANXIOUS. '\u25a0"\u25a0\u25a0 Byall means do "as ;your ; m6ther wish es; and' write . a* note : to '. the young; man, r- explaining • her objections^ I•am * sure -he * will i understand, that iyour> first? duty is to obey your mother, arid wlllUherefore i be : reasonable \u25a0 enough not to ; feel • hurt. '". Gyving -Introductions v Dear 'Mrs. \u2666\u25a0Adams." > - \u25a0"\u25a0 " ," • '.-\u25a0-.-: I. ', Would you kindly tell me if it is proper, \u25a0. -when Introducing:" a; girl and boi' between' .' the ages .'• of j 15 . and - 16, ;- to ; give their first * '"names? -- \u25a0 •\u25a0 -•'•• ...\u25a0•»- . .. \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0""\u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0.• .• -\ 2 - Which ' is ' proper to " say. \u25a0 Mister •or . '"\u25a0Master, when-, introducing 'a .boy- about IS; -years--of age? o-. -v .-• -\u25a0-:.>s.: ' - \u25a0\u25a0:..-•\u25a0\u25a0 : '•• --- 3: -When* a 'boy .asks me ito 'skate. ->what "shall 'I say j if -I- care. to. $ and -what; shall I ! : : • v ; .NAN... „ i: -^lAVes;- the flrst v and" last name* may bo ' ':. given. fti'V : I 3"I 3 " - : \u25a0:\J.'--'' : ' : i'.^/' \u25a0\u25a0' ' ~. C'^i: ' ''\u25a0 It .would ;be ;more compllmentary^to the ' young,' man * to J say .: Mister. : '•*",• ".3. If i you I give <an ? affirmative | answer \ • say," '"I f shall ;j-be •'. glad -r? to '» skate," Mr." Smith.". '"Isdon't;thinkrliCare;tQ- skate i r just : now.VMr.y Jones,'.' -will -be sufficient \u25a0 " for ' &' negative f answer. '.\u25a0'•'-, ANSWERS TO BEAUTY .QUERIES ©WING Ito \u25a0 the great amount of mall received and the limited space given this . department, it is absolutely. Impossible to answer letters in the Sunday Issue fol lowing their receipt. The. letters must be answered in- turn, and this ofttimes \u25a0 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. To Gain Flesh Dear Mrs. Symes." 1 am too thin and would -like to- know what I. can do to 'get "fat. Will olive oil help^me? -What .can I -«af with It to Im prove the taste? . . What can I take to make my shoulders -\u25a0\u25a0 broad and I to \u25a0 develop my hips and th« calves of ,my legs? • .'What is th« remedy for a double chin? . ' . "\u25a0 ". - . -. •\u25a0 . J. M. A. \u25a0' -*vOIv O1 L ye oil Is excellent for Increasing the flesh. To make the taste of It pleas • ant; pour the juice of a. lemon or orange or grape juice into a tumbler," then add the oil and, then put In morejuice. Drink as. soon as It 1? prepared. The external use. of olive oil will help, too. Massage the skin with it once or twice a day. .Deep-brea thing . exercise , and exercise with- dumbbells will broaden your , shoulders. . >. . ' \u25a0 To develop your hips,- try the follow ing exercise: 1 /. \u0084 . ... , To Develop the Hips, r - >:> Stand alternately on each' foot, swing tha free llmb-p«ndulum fashion -from the hip* each time allowing it to go as far forward - and- backward- as - possible.' \u25a0 \ , . li This: exercisei will' develop the calves -of;; your, legs: . . Rise "on : the- toes, count five: .lower the body until the'heeJs almost touch the floor: .repeat- eight times, touching the floor .with the heels only, on th» eighth count. Repeat tbe.sam'* exercise. 1 rising on the heels. \u25a0 \u25a0-To'cure'a double chin, massage dally, using the following. movements: r; From point of chin, .with open hand press firmly downward, throwing the head back ward at the same time. Bathe tha chin and .throat with cold \u25a0, water. .. -, . . Obstinate .Pimples . . Dear Mrs, A Symes.* . ' Is It possible, for me 'to get ria -of some very, obstinate pimples that will not ripen? . I v.-ant something- that will also prevent them from returning. £? \u0084 • . What ; will ..drive away a- red spot caused by poison ivy? . .. '-\u25a0 PERPLEXED. ? Bathed the pimples with a soft piece of linen dipped in, hot water, dry and gen tly apply the cream for.whlqh I am elv ing. the recipe: •. - Tosatti: Cream' for Pimples. Extract of violet ..'.......'..*..... 10 drons r 5w5 w , ee J almond oil - \y x drams" - Sulphur precipitate „ T» grains Lanolin 15 gram* - Oxideofzlne \: k ..'.:7..™-.. .*.;.: 2 scruples -."'To. avoid pimples, keep the skin clean. th« blood In -good condition and do not eat rich food. ' -To 'remove the red "spots.' apply "an ointment made. of". ' • t.-V-*t \u25a0Boric/acld 43 grains Lanolin. 1 ounce ' To Redden the Hair Dear Mrs. Symea. Please ..tell me -what I shall do to turn my hair red. It Is black and I used to get .. It > dyed brown." . Do . you know of anything besides a dye? FLORENCE GILBERT. ; I know .of no way to redden the hair except -by;, using; a dye or stain. V Using' Cocoa Butter ' Dear.: Mrs. '.; Syraesi , • I read in a recent paper that cocoa butter .woe good -for making* the cheeks fat. Will .-you kindly Inform, me how to use It?- Do /-youihave to melt 'it "before :uslng. and do . you have to have a massage cream to use. .with.it? '\u25a0 ;••:.. ' • -- • \u25a0 Can you. use- the. cocoa - butter and a blackhead . preparation..: at the same time without harming the face? • • - \u25a0 . \u25a0'\u2666 .\u25a0:;—\u25a0 . A FRIEND IN* NEED. The: cocoa . butter must be melted slightly by. holding it over. heat. Take 'a' little of the butter. on the tips of the nngersand: then:.massage the cheeks gently. •\u25a0; The*; butter Is a massage cream,, hence la no, reason for us ing the latter also. • : Yes;'use one every alternate' day. ?/ Arranging the Hair - Dear - Mrs. < Symes. • * " ". . - ' \u25a0 1. How should a girl of 17 wear her hair? 2. \u25a0 How . can I make •my - eyebrows anil lashes darker without- harrolne them? \u25a0„- - - - W. M. E. ,l; v jln.' the z'most:- becoming manner, avoiding. all extreme"styles.. Hair rlb bons should not be discarded by a girl of-17.., - \u25a0-\u25a0\u0084w.v ;,'.J V \u25a0--\u0084 \u25a0 . ;6 - - ; .2. The- eyebrow pencil may be 1 used to darken;the brows and "lashes with out doing any injurj'. ' Dear "• Mrs -. Symes.'' -• ; / 1 AVi".l you : kindly let me ' know *. how to re duce a doubl«-chln.' and what .to do for . enlarged. >pore«? ' I use a good : cleansing cream -and 'a"! massage cream about once a J week,'; but it makes my face; «o greasy and shiny. I have tried using potvder but that does little good. Mrs. S. F. M. To help reduce a double chin, prac tice the following exercise: 1. Stand erect, in military position. Plac» the hands lightly on the hips, fingers for ward. Drop the chin slowly on the collar bone: then throw the head back with a quick, even movement that Is not a Jerk, but yet pjits all tha muscles into quick play. Repeat ten times 2 Turn the n>-a<l quickly to the right til the chin 13 Just over the right shoulder; then back again. Repeat ten times; then turn the head to the left In the same way. Repeat ten times. Do not tire the muscles of the neck, but gradually Increase the number of exercises dally, until you can practice each one about fifty times without after discomfort. For the enlarged pores and oily skin, use this recipe: Boracic acM \u0084.". 1 dram Distilled witch hazel 2 ounces Rosewater Z ounces Do not use any creams on your face, for your skin does not need them; it Is oily enough. Cold Cream Dear Mrs. Symes. What Is the nims of a good colj cream that I may buy at some rtrug- store? My skin is very sensitive, and powder and cold cream make it scaly. Do you know of any powder that wti; look smooth when put oh? I have tried all kinds of talcum. and other powders. GREUORIA. Once . more I must repeat that I cannot recommend any proprietary article. If your skin is inclined to be scaly, you should use an emollient. I think olive oil rubbed into the skin at . bedtime will do more good than any * cream you • might use. There are many persons who are not .able to use powders on their faces on account of the drying effect; probably you are one of these. ..£;, Dear Mrs. Symes. Would you kindly advise me what to da for thick lips that have been caused by biting? You have given a remedy of celandine leaves for removing superfluous hair. Will you please tell me If the hair wi:i return, or If it will hurt the skin in time? - My eyelashes are falling out. Would you please give me a remedy to prevent this, or one that would make the eyelashes grow thick? Oa my nose there ar»? !!tt!? red blotches that are vtry sore. Wou'd you kindly tell me what I could tlo tj cure them T MART. If you will stop the habit of biting the lips and apply tannin to them every night, they will become a nor mal size once more. The celandine leaves will do no harm to the skin, neither will it re move- the hair permanently. Vaseline will prevent the eyelashes from falling out and will increasw their growth. Use the best quality. so that no harm will' be done if any should accidentally get in the eyes. Bathing the nose with a lotion made of boric acid and witch hazel may prove soothinsr and In time heal tli« blotches. To Build Up the Chest J Dear' Mrs. Symes. \u25a0 Will you kindly advise socis method to adopt or name some exercise to strengtiea and build up the chest? I am a youajr maiTlefl woman. 34 years od. and do not think it la quite time for me to be stoop shouldered, although I am a great deal so. but I ache so between my shoulders that r can scarcely stand or ait with my shoulders held back. Can you tell me hour to remedy this fault? HOPEL£S3. If you will spend fifteen mlnute3 every morning 1 , upon rising, in exer cising, you will find a great improve ment in yourself after a reasona-bla amount of time. Stand before an open window, take a deep breath through the nostrils, keeping the mouth tight ly shut, hold the breath for several • moments and then breathe it out again, slowly and steadily. This ex ercise ~ will develop the chest. To etralghten your shoulders the follow ing exercise will prove helpful: Stand erect and raise and lower tho shoul ders In a circular motion. To reliev* the paih between your shoulders, hay» your back massaged with olive oil. Red Face and Nose Dear Mrs. Syraes. I am troubled with redness of face and nose. WouM you plea»e tell me the cauaa and also a cure for it? What can I i»o to remove freckles? OLIVE IX Probably the redness is caused by in digestion. Thi3 being the case, you, should diet and take medicine pre scribed by your family physician. If poor circulation of the blood is at th» bottom of the trouble, massage your faca daily and take plenty of exercise. To get -rid of the freckles, use th« lotion made by the following formula: Lemon and Glycerine Lotion. Citric acid (lemon> S drains Hnt water 11 ounces I?crax 2 drains Red rose petals 1 ounco Glycerine 1 ounc» < : . \u25a0 . Dissolve th-» acid and borax In th» -water; Infuse the petals fo.- an hour; strata through a Jelly bag after twenty-four hours: decant tha clear portion and add ti» glycerine. Acply as often as agree&bl*.