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The San Francisco Sunday Call
VARIETY IN the NEW COIFFURES
\u25a0 - -HE reign of the swirled coiffure,
• I ' or the "calot," as the French
I call It, is over. And in the place
of that popular style of hair
tfresaSng there are many different ar
rangements that are calculated to suit
all types of beauty— for which woman
kind 6hould be truly grateful.
If your profile is such that a lengrth
•Qlas of the line from front to back is
required, the low parted arrangement I
V recommend to you. You will notic*
that the soft, natural wave has re
turned; not the stiff, life-destroying ef
ifect that is produced by a process equal
to the Inquisition, but a wide, soft line
of curved beauty. The hair is secured
in a loose knot at the back and the
ends ere caught up in soft, loose curls.
It is reminiscent of other days, but the
touch of modern fingers is evident.
The ascending coiffure Is a style
suited to many faces. No false rolls
are required, for the waved hair is
firaxrn up in soft lines, end a mound of
loose puffs and curls is placed on the
top of the head.
If puffs do not appeal to you, a simple
001 lof the hair on the top Is always
good and is sanctioned for this season.
§ Parted at the elde, the hair waves back
from the brow In soft lines, and the
back sweeps up in neat -waves to the
top.
The Grecian tendency in seme coif
fures Is apparent. Parted and knotted
at the back, but held quite up from the
nape of the neck, this coiffure promises
neatness and coolness for summer. This
laSect is also attained without the ad
dition of false haJr.
A Bimple, glrlssh arrangement at the
back is secured by looping the hair In a
loose figure eight and pinning It in a
neat l;n© from the crown of the head to
the cape of the neck. A soft parted
ADVICE ON SOCIAL
CUSTOMS
<JUV GAe^CSfottzm*
SAY "GOOD-BYE"
[T IS very unusual for people to for
get to greet friends or acquaint
\u25a0 ances; that is recognized by all as
tn absolute necessity. But the exchange
ef courtesies at the other end of the,*
Usit is frequently neglected. I mean
that many women forget to say "good
bye to the people whom they meet on a
chort call.
It is impossible to do this in large
and formal receptions or dinners, but
when you have Just "dropped in" for a
little call and have met a few people,
j-ou owe it to your hostess or your
trSend to say good-bye to the others.
I should class a woman as either
thoughtless or ignorant if this little last
word be left unsaid. It Is always em
barrassing to the ones left behind — em
barrassing for the hostess and for her
friends to whom she has introduced
you. People are, of course, not respon
Solutions to Social Problems
At a Reception
DEAR Mm. Afiama.
1. When departlc* at a reception
should one say «c*d-by« to hosteai
&ad receiving line? j , \u0084
t. At a reception are cueats Introduced
i. If an lavltailon to a lunAeon Is on the
<m2Ur.c card of tb« hosteaa with 'luiieneon
KR&er her name and "cards 1 * in corner.
*housa the invitation be answered In »>&•
thlrt person or first person?
4. When a married woman is callter npon
a married woman and the servant open*
the door Tor her. Is It correct to give- her
name, and upon leaving, rlre cards?
How many cards 6boU4 be left? * \u25a0>
6. la It correct for a man to wear a d!a
raor.d stud In ahlrt bosom when wearin*
a Tuxedo coat?
c. How manr carda should a mamea
woman leave when calllnr -upon a widow?
T. When lnvtUd to a bride's reception
snoctd on* call upon the mother If on*
hac not attended the reception to meet the
mother or should the bride be called upon
twfOT* her mother? - ./
% Do reatlemen wear white kid rloves at
the most formal dancing- parties? If M, .
co they wear them on their way to the
fffjtrM and keep them on during the oance?
AM-f£l «T A.
L It Is sufadent to take leave of the
hostess only. If sne is busily engaged
tt the time of your departure, It would
be better to withdraw without interrupt
ing her. ,
£ The hostess introduces a guest to
those nearest her, and in turn the
friends wlllintroduce the guest to other
guests. As a rule, the hostess asks a
few of her intimate friends to introduce
strangers and make them feel comfort
able.
3. The Invitation should . be answered
In the third person. 'TiTlWrgflw - •
4. It is not necessary to give the
name: she should give the servant one
of her cards and two of her husband's.
6. No; a pearl or a plain gold stud is
worn.
6. Or.c of her own and one of her hus
band's.
7. The mother is really the . hostess,
and should be called upon within two
weeks after the wedding. The bride
ehould be called upon soon after she re
turns from -her honeymoon. ' .
9 The gloves are an essential part of
the man's dress. Street gloves are usu
ally worn to and from, the dance, the
\u25a0white gloves being donned in the dress
ing room.
Went With Another Girl .
Dear Mrs. Adams. -
L I am a girl IS years of ape. and am in
love with \u25a0 a youwr man of 23. We hay*
been trointr constantly together about- two
months. A short time ago he was with me
until 6 o'clock and left. I asked him If h*
would com* back to - accompany in* to : the
CONCERNING HEALTH and BEAUTY
jsg3gijis2^*T
effect or a conservative pompadour; is
the front arrangement.
Variety is the comforting keynote In
the new coiffures. The possibilities are
great for ' all " lines that suggest a
thoughtful study of the features and: a
natural adaptation of the hair in a way
to make the best , of the': beauty "be
neath. Study yourself; ; arrange your
hair in various ways until you decide
upon the most becoming style and then
perfect It.
sible for all actions of their, friends, but
it is to be hoped that their associates
are in the same well-bred class as they;
therefore, any laxity In the amenities of
everyday, life reflects upon both the err
ing one and his or her companion.
A few words . at parting are all. that
Is necessary. There need not be any
effusive -conversation, nor even any
hand-shaking, but a pleasant "good-aft
ernoon," or "good-morning," should cer
tainly be uttered. *"
"When you call upon a friend do not
forget to say- good-bye to the mother of
your entertainer. She may be absent
from the room, but it is only right that
you recognize- her existence. If you
cannot personally speak withUier, at
least ask that your adieu be -given to
her.
"Oh. has Miss Blank gone? I did not
know it," speaks much against the care
less visitor. A feeling of disappoint
ment creeps - Into the - heart of Miss
Blank's friend. There has been a breach
of etiquette that cannot be explained
away. \u25a0 . , V'V
Always, allow time to say "good-bye."
A few minutes will suffice, but they are
well spent [ if you make . a- gracious de
parture. The last few minutes are very
important. You can fall In the estima
tion of your friends by t tha . neglect
at the last. Don't forget" to say ' it. :
church. He eaJd that by the time he rot
home and back it would be too late.. but he
' accompanied another Klrl to church.. How
• hou'.d I «ct toward him? Should I allow
him to call oa me a«aln? We often kissed
when we were together. Wei-It; proper?
2. "What . should I a younß lady/ «ay to a
younjr man % who 1b \ always . throwing . in
"a Would it b« proper tor . my^ eliter, 14
rears old. to accept' the company of a
ycung man if cba-peroned? LOVESICK. .
1. You. would bave^ been caved the
embarrassment had you not. asked-" the
young man to accompany you to church.
Girls should never seek the : company
of men friends, but rather wait to be
'sought after. Tou must determine
whether you • care to have the young
man call again or not It -was most
Improper for you to Indulge In kissing.
2. In such a case a young woman
should have her • father or brother se
verely - reproach . the offending • person.
3. Yes, if your - parents ,* are ' willing.
She should not, however, . be : allowed
to bo out too often with -members of
the opposite sex.
i Necessary to Call
Dear Mm. Adams.' \u25a0- : . \u25a0. - :"~ '
Will you kindly tell . me - if.lt- Is proper
to call after beinc invited, to a .luncheon
and bridge, even if. the entertainment were
held at a clubhouse, or -.would. It b« proper
to leave cardi the ; day of the ' affair ; and
not call afterward at ,the \u25a0 home^ TOftT Of t the
hostess? • »,,- VERY, ANXIOUS.
- You are under • obligations ".to call 'at
the ; home of - the hostess soon , after the
'days of the luncheon. / , • ',
Visiting' Aunt
Dear Mrs. Adams. •'- \u25a0 :
I. have been golntr with a younjr man for
three yeari. and would- like to know \u25a0< If it
would be proper for ua both to spend three
or four days with ray • mother'« • slsterv who
Uve» out of town? \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0 MABEL..
If you are engaged to the young man
It would be all right. Otherwise It would
be^ considered Improper. < .^ ;,
Somewhat Backward v
Dear Mrs. Adama. \u25a0 " -^
I am a roans man, 24 years of ace, and am
In love with a girl of 22. M aarwell acquainted
with ber . family, beina - a v great chum - of < her
brother* andThaTlng often dined with them.
1 na not t considered - r bashful- among a crowd,
bot Eomehow I can't; muster' up the courage . to
talk to this girl aa I do to -other girls; in fact.
I Terr seldom talk to ber : ; still- I; cannot forget
and keep my eyes from her. -Please tell me how
I cay become more intimate with \u25a0 her. - '
....-., VERY ANXIOUS. _
, Yoii can become better /.acquainted
with the girl by inviting ;- her and her
mtther:t6 places of amusement;' show
yourself- Interested ;in .whatever.: she ' is
MRS. HENRY SYMES
doing and continue to be friendly with
the family. ;
Widow? s Signature
Dear Mrs. Adams. /, ".;
Will you kindly tell me the proper . way for a
widow, husband dead, to sign her name?. .. '
\u25a0 Should It be on her card Mrs. Grace Miller or
Mrs. John W. Millerf . * . M. B.
When signing her name a widow uses
her- Christian name and her deceased
husband's surname. - Her - signature to
business communications should be pre
fixed : with the title Mrs. v in : brackets. \u25a0'"
A widow Is privileged to use either of
the forms you suggest. -,
Music During Refreshments
To Unexperienced :~ lt-Is "quite proper
to have music during . refreshments.
I do not ' advise : you -to • use the two'
calling' cards inviting your^ guestg. If
the entertainment . Is , to be formal* the
Invitation should be In the following
Mrs. JOHN A. WHITES
Mrs. - FRANK? A. BLANK
request the pleasure \u25a0of \u25a0 '
Mrs.' A. C. .SMITH'S
company : at \u25a0\u25a0 luncheon.
If , you choose, .brief - notes lof - Invita
tion may bo issued in this > form: \u25a0
:: 5 Cedar ' street,
- - ••\u25a0-,* . ' . April 10, 1910.
Dear -Mrs. r Smith.'-' ;:;••- .
: : It would please. Mrs.' White and me rery mnch
if you -will- lunch with us on Saturday next, the
fifteenth, at half -past one o'clock.'-^ ' \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0
Trusting there is no prior engagement to pre
" Tent jour ' coming, I ana, \u25a0
. : . Sincerely Tours,
MARTHA. J. BLANK.
P. P. C. on; Cards
My dear - Mrs. Adams. -\u25a0: ; :-: V- . '
. L What does •P. .P. \u25a0 C. ; on a calling ' card sla- •
slfy ? ;. .'•\u25a0..-,..
2. Describe a formal luncheon \u25a0 bridge party,
and tell vrhtt should' be worn. Should cards be
• left? '\u25a0 ~- ' \u25a0 *' >".. *--' ';: r -„*\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0 . . ..'..-\u25a0 '\u25a0„..\u25a0,\u25a0 \u25a0'
- 3. In eating fish." how do you remove the bones.
with a: fork-, or ; fingers? \u25a0 •\u25a0-- „ \u25a0 \u25a0 .-, • \u25a0-\u25a0\u25a0• \u25a0-,-\u25a0\u25a0.« * i -\u25a0,-\u25a0'
4. How : should a married ' lady sign a ' business :
letter , which - she i hag written -to a maiden lady
, whom she has never met ?.-. . :•:',. • CORDELLIA. .- \u25a0
1. P.^P.vC; means '.to take leave. - Cards
bearing^ these letterstarelusedrby^per
eons who v Intend to 'f. depart =\u25a0.; f roni "-\u25a0". the
neighborhood or. cdty. v. f -.-. * . ; . ' ,
.2. The; hour. 1 for' the -.luncheon «brldge
party.Js ; usually - set \ for -2 , or V S • o'clock. •=
LiUncheon • may., be ;• served >. between ; the
sames or at the end. It may be a buffet'
luncheon or a regular course luncheon.
One should wear an 5 elegant afternoon
costume, hat and gloves. - If the party 10
a formal one, cards should be left.
-3. The bones should be removed with a
fork. .-\u25a0.:-\u25a0• \u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0<\u25a0..•-.\u25a0;. \u25a0\u25a0-.-. •.-.-,, . \u25a0- ••.-,...
4. In concluding, a business communi
cation a man-led woman signs her name
Mary Smith and beneath in brackets she
writes: Mrs. John A. Smith.
: Going to a Dance
Dear Mrs. Adams.
1. Would "it be \ all rirht when a ? girl *
cannot go with a young man to a dance to
1 a? k him Ito Ineet i her \u25a0\u25a0 at the % hall . where
the dance Is held? -, A
t.lt a 14-year-old girl too young to go with a
boy to an afternoon dance 7^ ,
3. How should a girl entertain boys when they
; come to. see her., and .
1. It would .be much ;, better to . have
the young man escort her to; the dance;
but if, under the circumstances, \u25a0-. if is Im
possible,' she may, ask him. to meet her
*nd her chaperon at the dance hall.
. 2.. Not.if a chaperon goes along. : :
*3. ;A,very pleasant time: may, be spent
in •: singing w '; and • playing - " the popular
songs.' : Games may be , played; and if
j'ou!careto. : you might spend some time
making candy. , . :
\^ S Broke His Contract ;
Dear ; " Mrs. '. Adams." ' \u25a0 ~
' I wish you would kindly Bite me some advice, -
I hare Known a young man since childhood, and.
have \u25a0 been engaged t o \u25a0 ham •• for - : eight . months. '.
When we started going together . we agreed that '
I should : go with . no ,. other men • and ne should
go with no other women. Now he pays attention
to.one or two women, and I have taken him to
task for it, i but ' it " does no good. - What shall
/I dot/. .^ : . .-\u25a0..-:•: : "••-•. WOKRIED. :
'- If the young ; man J does ? not = care ?to
;I; II ye up to ' his \u25a0 part of ? the ' contract,'* he
should ri free X you -; from • yours, : so I that \
you may ; • accept" attentions '- from - other J
men. '. Do t not * reprimand \ him r any * more'
, for ;' his actions, V but > act ' differently;; to- \u25a0
,ward;him. ' ':;\u25a0 . - : \u25a0 ; " - -:,\
Sliould She^peak Firstfl
Dear -Mrs. "'Adams. <\u25a0' >•\u25a0' -"^-' '•/\u25a0 ' \u25a0 v .
- 1 am a young girl nearly 17. years old. and have
\u25a0 been acquainted \u25a0 with :• a > younc , boy >of my , own •
i age - for nearly » two \u25a0 years. ,;, T here . was • . a > mis- .
- understanding -between us 'about two months.
i| ago, * and •we "."fell a out." -'•'; He ; " is '- one "- of - our .
'-\u25a0 neighbors, and - of - course -> I\u25a0\u25a0 am acquainted with »
: -his peonle. - , His friends > tell me . that ho i» sorry .
1 theie I was I a I misunderstanding, •* and * wishes . Xa I
•• »)>eak to =me,.. but -aa 1 he«is- tht bashful he .
~ doesn t * liie \u25a0- to I speak I first.- -.Would I you ~ nlease I
' advise ; me what to do to regain - his friendship? :
Would it be proper for me to speak flrstT I hare
no reason to think that he doesn't core for me.
• _>. UNDECIDED.
.'.\u25a0 Be' patient a while longer, and I as
sure you the boy will overcome his bash
fulness and will become- friendly once
more. " .'\u25a0 ; - •-.! \u25a0
Offer Her .; Advice
Dear Mrs. Adams. . . .
1 am a boy of- 18. and liiivn been calling on a
young \u25a0• lady for about three- months. ;.nd I
care a great .deal for her. - One evening she
attended a party with ' a yoaoa \u25a0 man T9ho has
not a • good reputation. \u25a0 Would you, if in' my
place.,- hare anything more to do -with her? -
' DEEP IN LOVE.
If I were J sure that the young man
was ' not ' worthy to associate with the
young girl,: I 'should ask her In a tactful
way not to have anything: more -to do
with him, 'pointing. out- the reasons why.
Not Loved Enough in Return
To^'AnxlousMleart: -I have not the
space to • print your long - letter, so will
merely gjyeyou my .'opinion of the case.
It' would: seem that the man whom you
love so much, is very selfish and is too
sure of your: love. It would be better
for you to give him cause to fear losing
Answers to Beauty Queries
v' - /
OWING to the great amount of
mail .received and the limited
space given .this department, it
is absolutely' impossible to- answer let
ters in "the Sunday issue, folio wing their
receipt. The- letters must be answered
in turn,- and this ofttlmes requires
three or -four -weeks.
All correspondents 'who desire an im- .
mediate answer- must inclose a self-ad
- dressed "stamped envelope -for a reply.
This rule must also be complledwlth in
regard toy personal letters.
Eyelash Dye
Dear Mrs. Symes. ./•
Will . you please '. tell me of-, something
harmless with which I may dye my eye
lashes? PERPLEXED.;
Here Is the j recipe , f or : a ' harmless
•tain:.
Chinese Eyelash; Stain. \
- Gum arable 1 dram
Indian "nk % dram
Rosewater. V..' 4 -ouncei g
Powder the ink and . gum 'and ' triturate
- small quantities _of t th« j powder . with. th» ,
rosewater until you get a -uniform black
•'liquid in a powder, and then add the re
mainder of tha rosewater.
. \u25a0 \u25a0 • ...-".
Hands Perspire ,
i Dear Mrs. Symes. <"
Will you kindly publish a ' remedy .for
hands that perspire? - •\u25a0
. , AST ANXIOUS RBSADER.
TMs, recipe -is for - a f very good lotion •
which . you ehould , use on your hands :
Lotion for Profusely - Perspiring* : i
Hands.
Boric acid .........,.: \u25a0...!... .. *0 grains' •
Borax 120 rraina.^
Salicylic acid.......... : 150 grains
.Glycerine;.-. 2 ounces
\u25a0 Rub on= the • hands "fouri or five times "a*
day. \u25a0 Wash the * hands In ' warm - water be-
t or* applying and dry ' carefully. " Shake '
well, if th* irlycerlno is heated It will in- .
crease th* solubility of - th* preparation. .
: Dear Mrs.; Symea.: / : . ... :\ ,
1.1. am a rirl of 17 years of age and I *"
have a , very small. bust. -..Would you kindly .
tell me if I massage it with. cocoa butter
It it would develop? , r , ~ ' "\u25a0 \u25a0 . '
2. How can I maks my , cheeks and lips
. red and^ ray face* stout? : .\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0:.•'• \u25a0••'\u0084\u25a0\u25a0.: .-•••\u25a0'
3. I have a lot of blackheads and pimples. •\u25a0'
Could'you: sly* me>.ai; remedy for. these? T'
"\u25a0' \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0-•\u25a0.-.\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0"• \u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.. •••' ' . ; .", s. .c. -.',
'L It:is Just 'the thing for you. to* use/ '
; 2. To , have natural * red lips and cheeks
one. must .live fa healthful«llfe,,' securing/
sufficient: sleep; and exercise: in Uhe; open
air, and', eating' the s most iWholesome of ,
food. To - fatten: the ' f ace; ; rub * into \u25a0 the" \u25a0
• skin the f cream • for > which l here is > the .
recipe: > ; ' ;;\> i ;}p 1 !vX>? i':^---- •\u25a0/ r^> ' '
OH. of sweet a1m0nd5.. ............"* s ounces '
White ''.wax. ........ ,.~;.: ....'. 6 * drains ;
.Spermaceti .........................' 6 "drams;.
.Borax ...... '. ...:.........'..... 2 drams. '
' Glycerine- ;v.'..".. ......'........... ''.:.' l">j ounces Vj
; Orange-flower -water.. .......;.'. ..; : 2-., ounces -.
Oil of ner011r.... ... .."...... — ...... 15 drops V
Oil of blsarade ! (orange skin) . .". .' 15 ./drops
Olljof petit grain ;'..:.......;"..... ~:16 » drops v.
Melt I the - first ' three lngTedlenta,- add the U"
glycerin* -to \u25a0;\u25a0\u25a0 the , orange-flower ' water - and .
- dl«olv* « the" borax »? in the * mixture; 'then*
'\u25a0\u25a0 pouri X * slowly • Into the blended • fats, > stir- v •
\u0084ringiContinuously.-'.;",--. r t". \u25a0..'\u25a0;."\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0/;\u25a0/."\u25a0.'
S ."S." Here are two recipes for youtouse
to ;; ret :. rid Z. of i the blackheads _> and :
\u25a0pimples:^ - \u25a0-.'\u25a0"."'v-""'.l ''-\u25a0"• '' ' .*
? Green . Soap : Treatment for
-Blackheads^ ' " r
\u25a0 Tincture: of >.srreen 50ap. ......\...r^2 ounces
\u25a0'- Distilled, witch; haze 1... .;.....-:.. .ounces .
; Let ) thlsVmixtur* stay on ."only i a-. few mo- f
ments; 'then- wash oft , with i hot; water. '\u0084* "
'-\u25a0\u25a0;. If i th* green ' soap Irritates - the skin, as it -
'sometimes will.- use it every. other day. Ap- \u25a0;
ply:acoJd'cream.",;: r :-.*\u25a0:•"\u25a0\u25a0'-"< v• " -' '
?.r* Green vi roap : . may \u2666 purchased lat > any,*
•> drug ~ store. * -It /\u25a0 is ,not-r a/ regular *\u25a0 "cake \u25a0 ;
\u25a0' soap, '.' -' but • .-'. It '. Is ' about •". the ; consistency >of
custard.- * v.Vi'v-i.'v* ."-. '-•. '. : . \u25a0 -'.'-\u25a0'
'. -, Opes > each seed acn» with the point \u25a0of a
your love." Do not be so ready and will
ing to bestow affection upon- him, and
If you are not - engaged to be married
you should not allow him to deprive
you of other ; men friends.
Is It His^uty?
\u25a0 Deaf Mrs.. Adams. '-
'Is.it a vounK man's dutr at a social gathering
to (ret the wraps • and rubbers of the joune
wom»3 ' he accompanies, and • help her into
\u25a0 them? . \u25a0 > . \u25a0 i
Also, i« it a yours man's . place to take a
woman s arm and help ber OTer treacherous valkt
when he is escorting her to and from a place?
1 \u25a0'"; •'-_" MADGE AND AIEO.
The young: lady should put her wraps
on In the dressing room.-
A man should never take a woman's
arm. If assistance jis necessary he
should offer herhis arm.
\u25a0 I'• , ; •-. \u25a0
1 • Birthstoncs
Dear Mrs. Adams. '.'-. -
. Please tell -me. the birthstone of each month
and its meaning. • SWEET SIXTEEN.
It would be' very foolish for one to
give credence to the. belief that inani
mate objects could influence our lives.
In this age we believe that the moulding
of our fate lies within -our own hands.
However, here Is the list' of the stones
and their significance: January, garnet,
constancy; February. . amethyst, peace
of mind*. March, bloodstone, bravery;
fine cambric needle. The hardened mass
must be pressed or picked out. The empty
sac of the gland should then be bathed with'
a little toilet vinegar and water, or with a
very weak solution of carbolic acid and- wa
ter. - Sterilize the needle before using: it by
dippintr into boiling-,. water, as the u?e of
any instrument, unless the skin as well as
the.' needle.- is thoroughly cleansed, is al
ways dangerous. \u25a0
.^ V Cream for ) Fimpies.
". Salicylic acid:... lOpralns
- Calomel. 1 dram
Lard 1 ounce
•To Remove Freckles ;^
' Dear, Mrs. Symes. . . . .-' -T. '
Please publl;h a recipe which I may use
to remove freckles. I am. 18 years old and
have a great • many. .
A FAITHFUL. READER.
Here Is a recipe which will prove
helpful ln^your case: \u25a0 '. . • .
Lemon "and Glycerine Lotion.
.Citric acid (1em0n)........- ;.... ; 3 drams
Hot water '......; '.... 11 ounces
Borax •......-. 2 drams
. Red rose petals ;. '1 ounce
- Glycerine" ...;.. ;..... 1 ounc*
Dissolve the acid and borax in the water;
infuse the petals for an hour; strain through
. a Jelly bag after twenty-four hours; de
cant the clear portion and add- the glycer
ine. Apply as often as agreeable. -
Instead. of a Powder
Dear, Mrs.' Symes.
Do you know of a harmless wash that
can be used for the face Instead of -powder
and cannot be detected? As my skin is very
dry, the powder can plainly be seen and does
not .adhere very well. , C. V.
. The'following recipe Is for a harmless
liquid, which- may be used Instead of a
powder.
c t> For Whitening the Skin— A .
, liquid Powder.
Pure oxide of z1nc1..... ...... ..... 1 ounce -
Glycerine , 1 dram
Rosewater 4 ounces
Essence of r05e......'.... 15 drops
Sift the zinc, dissolving it in Just enough
, of the rosewater to cover It; then. add the
glycerine; next. . the remainder of the rose- -.
water. . .«• '
\u25a0 Shake .well., and apply with a soft ' sponge -
or an antiseptic gauze. The face must M
. well wiped, oft before the liquid dries, or it \u25a0
will b« streaked. , \u25a0
The Daily Bath
Dear Mrs/- Symes. .- , • . ..- • r
Will you kiadly give me a recipe for an
Inexpensive, tonic, bath that can be used
frequently? I, used, to bathe dally, but it
weakened me so that I had to discontinue.
the - habit. The dally bath Is essential to '
: cleanliness. . , "\ ' \u2666R-I. M. R.:-
.Probably your daily bath was weaken
ing because. it.was, too hot.- 'A. person in
a normal 'condition-s hould be able .to
take a tepid . bath ; dally. A handful of
table salt , added to the water In which
\u25a0you bathe will prove ..strengthening.?*.- „
: Dear -Mrs. t Symes. r - - - '. .- ,'
/Will you kindly tell me If there is a prs
ventlye :for,- seasickness? ;A TRAVELER. \u25a0
'Every 'day for a* week before you start
out on your travels take a teaspoonful
of peppermint in a glass of water before \u25a0
each meal. V " r - \u25a0 ' '
: .To the Growth ;
- Dear Mrs. \u25a0 Symes." \u25a0•-.:-- " . •
\u25a0 "- I . have ; had •- typhoid - fever - and -my hair
• has' been cut. r' lt is about two inches lonsr
now. and I .would like to know if v would
"•• stop • growtaff :• if \u25a0 I - were :to wear ' a ' braid
""around" my .head. JDo .- you* know -of any- •
r-thln< I can'put on'my hair to make it
\u25a0grow fait? ; I : am 18* years 'of "age" and am.
-.anxious^tor.haveiit^onic^agaln.' - . A.;. 0.» -
\u25a0'\u25a0 I=d6? not- think^lt-would-be advisable
to- wear 'artificial hair'onr your
head.'; It . would " cause \u25a0 the " scalp ' to' be
" overheated I and . may ? injured the : growth'
*of '\u25a0 the hair.^ • Twice " a day : rub ' the tonic :
for 'which? I am - giving : the recipe - into
April, diamond, Innocence; May, emer
ald, marital happiness; June, agate,
health, wealth; July, ruby, successful In
love; August, sardonyx, happiness; Sep
tember, sapphire. Intellect; October,
opal, hope; November, topaz, sincerity;
December, turquoise, success la every-
Depnitions and Pronunciations
Dear Mrs. Adams.
'1. How do jou pronounce rlcomts. and what
doe* it meanf Also chetalin 1 ?
". Please 'give me the titles of the French
_ nobility.
3. What is the natural color of an ostrich
feather?
4. Which initial is nsed. the first cr last of a
person's name, on paper, stickers, etc. T
A READER.
1. Vlcomte Is pronounced vi-kont.
The title Is given to a son or younger
brother of a count. Chevalier is pro
nounced shev-a-leer— meaning a knight.
2. The titles of nobility in France. In
ascending order, are: Chevalier, baron,
vlcomte. comte. marquis and due The
French Revolution and the provisional
government of 1543 abolished them, but
they were re-established by the decree
of January 24. 1552. which Is still In
force. They are protected by the penal
code against usurpation.
3. Some are white, some black and
some gray.
4. The last Initial Is generally used.
your, scalp and then brush the head
gentiy but firmly.
Hair Tonic.
Resorcin •-..••-.... i drams
Ttnctu.e cantharides 1 eune»
Oil riclni 4 drams
Oil rosemary .' lO drops
Bay ram. add sufficient to make. . 3 ounces
Oily Hair,
Dear Mrs. Symea. ? V*
Will you please publish in the> columns a
recipe for oily hair which Is falllnr out?
C. C.
For oily- hair use daily the lotion for
which here Is the recipe. It will also
prevent the hair from falling out.
Powdered bicarbonate of soda M. ounca
Borate of soda, powdered.... £ ounce
aIcVcI coloffne I ««M««e.
Distilled water. ::::::!6 flSdSnnce.
Mix and asltate until soften S wmX»!
Pale Lips i
Dear Mrs. Symes.
One muet be In perfect health before
she can possess red lips. Artificial
means may be employed, but this l 4
never advisable, for in time th a rouge
will destroy the delicate skin, making
it rough. See to it that you are llvine
a healthful life, getting plenty of frSh
air, sleeping In well-aired room 3 and
eating wholesome foods.
Pimples and Blackheads
Dear Mrs. Byrnes.
I am a rirl of 13 and am troubled frttH
pimples and blackheads. I am a, hearty
.eater. Wauld yoa advise dieting?
- TROUBXjED.
I advise you to diet for a while, avoid
ing all rich and greasy foods. This may
prevent the pimples, from appearing!
Bathing the pimples with hot water will
heal them. \u25a0To get rid of blackheads,
cleanse the skin with a good soap and
water and then use this recipe:
Lotion for Blackheads.
Pure brandy 3 ounpe*
Cologne .'..... 1 ounc*
Liquor Dotassa - % ounc*
Apply at night, after washlne the face
thoroushly with soax> and water.
Hair Split at Ends
Dear Mrs. Symes.
My hair is 7ery dry and thin and keep*
splitting at the ends, where they seem
to turn white. I have clipped them off.
but it -rloes no srood. - Was troubled with
dandruff -.untJl using- your recipe, which
called for nux vom!ca and rosemary and
alcohol; -The dandroff seems to b* all
rone, but now I want to know what to fa*
for. the other trouble. MAY BELLBi
If clipping the ends of your hair does
no good, have them singed. To increase
the growth of your hair and to relievo
the dryness. rub a few drops of coal oti
into your, scalp every day. I am- glad
my recipe for dandruff cure has helped
you.
The Vaucaire Recipe
Dear Mrs. ; Symes. V
Please publish in your columns Dr. Van
calre's treatment - for enlarging; the bust.
Also the cost of having It filled. MARY.
Here la the recipe to which you refer:
Dr. Vaucaire's Remedy for the Boat
Liquid extract of galega (goats
run .............. ...*...»•'. ;..*-$ fi. dr.
Lacto-phosphate of 1ime......... 134 drams
Tincture of, fennel 10 grains
,Slmple. syrup ......... .',.T.~.C.^.»\H\i ounces
The dose is two soupspoonfula with watar
- before , each ' meaL 't&fKnXttfBS&SdKKUBt
I cannot' say Just what It will cost
you. but any druggist wlllesttatata th»

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