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The San Francisco Sunday Call
DO YOU rave to take your little
one to town when you yourself
must go? It Is a trying ordeal,
•^id lew little children come through
it unscathed, for first of all the
time necessary for a trip with mother
is too long for the ordinary boy or girl.
Secondly, the novelty of the Jaunt ex
cites the little nerves, and thirdly, most
mothers are careless in their treatment,
end the result is disastrous.
1 have watched mothers and children
en shopping tours at luncheon time.
Hundreds have come Into the quick
lunch palaces of the up-to-date city and
75 r^r cent of them have fed their chil
dren on ice cream and cake, rich pastry
or indigestible made dishes highly sea
soned. I do not understand it. Com
mon sense seems to fly at the sight of
most shopping days. If you doubt It,
Just watch what the usual mother feed*
her litile tot the next time. Perhaps It
is because "it will keep her quiet."
Children are frequently overwrought by
the time that mother wishes to eat, and
they demand what is the worst for
them. • «fc
Train your little girl or boy to take
\u25a0what you suggest, and then be sure to
euggest a sensible, digestible luncheon.
6oup and graham bread will win out
every time against a chocolate eclair.
6oup is nourishing, usually well cooked
end easily digested. It should be slowly
eaten, and with It there should be no
Ice water to counterbalance the good ef
tfects. Too much cannot be said against
the pastry diet to which some children
are "treated." It upsets the stomach,
es the yellow coating on the tongue next
day will testify, overworks the digestive
organs and gives no nourishment for
the trouble. Pleas© be careful, for so
m-any things are traceable to an un
healthy condition of the stomach!
Have you ever stood in sight of a
public drinking fountain, watching the
continual coming and going of its free
patrons? Try it, and I'll' warrant that
you will desert the public water cooler.
I'm 'not a fanatic on germs; I believe
that a fine, strong condition of health
•wilt combat the attack of disease bac
teri- \u25a0 "but I think it foolhardy to sub
ject child to the hundred contagious
Ills I at are traceable to a common
cup. .
Let )ur child have her own drinking
Cup. .'}• a collapsible one In a case
And car y it with you. Her thirst can
be que bed then, at small risk. And
have oxi for yourself, too!
is tired, don't drag her up
the stairs by one hand. Don't pull her
along the walk in a way that makes
her more petulant and cross. It is
vfh> < &h&,-&£6u*r-
VERY often my readers seem to be
puzzled about just what foods
should be conveyed to the mouth
by the hands; and, Indeed, when I
ccc some people eat I beebme filled with
a disgust that I feel is reasonable, so
lacking in refinement can this meth
od be.
Liet me make it clear to you. If you
ere eating luncheon, breakfast or tea,
there will be a small plate and a small
knife at one side. This is for the bread
or rolls offered during- the meaJ. Place
the bread upon the plate after breaking
It into two or three pieces, and when
needed tak^ a small piece, just enough
for one mouthful, butter It as you need
it and raise it to your mouth by the
Crackers are eaten in the same way.
Other "Snger foods" are the relishes,
evch as radishes, celery, olives, salted
nuts, crystallized fmits und bonbons
Then there are vegetables, such as corn
on the oob. For this there come little
silver handles that can be inserted in
each end of a piece of the ear of corn.
These protect the fingers in a way and
make the method much more refined.
Asparagus is eaten with the fingers by
many who would resent any unfavor
able criticism of their table manners.
But to my mind the method of taking a
leng rtalk dripping with sauce, raising
It on hijrh and dropping it into on open,
mouth lacks - refinement and decency!
The only way to eat asparagus is to cut
the soft, edible portions with the fork
and to" convey them to the mouth in
trnal! pieces.
Cake is eaten with the fingers or
with a fork, if one Is provided. In
\u2666,he former case, the manner In which
bread Is disposed of is followed.
Artichokes are broken apart, leaf by
leaf, crumpled daintily In the fingers
and the soft tip dipped in the sauce.,
Then the leaf is raised to the mouth.-
The heart is cut and eaten last with a
Just a -worfi c"bo\it fruits. ;~-V?r*r«sg4
done every day. I have seen mothers
lift little children on and off a car by
one arm. I have winced in sympathy
and In fear lest a dislocation follow.
When lifting the body, place a hand
under each armpit and raise slowly.
It does not require any more time, and
1s certainly more comfortable for both.
If p. long day be before you, provide
against a lack of Interest and Us con
sequent fidgets by taking a faVbrite
picture book for the walting-for
change time and for riding in the cars.
This, you will find, is a happy thought,
and will keep the tot pleasurably oc
cupied until she arrives home, where, If
she be tired, she should be put in her
bed for a nap.
y The overwrought nerves of mother
' depend largely upon the cross child.
Both are the result of a lack of com
mon-sensible thought on the reasons.
Bargains are alluring things, and you
can take Mary or 'Llzbeth or John with
you with little discomfort if you but
heed the advice of one who knows.
should be cut into quarters, the skin
peeled off, and after the seeds are
pressed out, one-half of a section
should be raised to the mouth.
When peaches, pears, apples or other
juicy fruits are eaten, they should be
quartered, peeled and cut into small
Do not hold chops, chicken bones or
same In the fingers. If you lack skill
to remove the meat from bones, : why
you will have to miss it— that is, if
you wish to eat in a refined way.
.Generally speaking, the foods that'
are capable of being eaten easily with
the fork or knife should be so. Other
wise the daintiest way possible Is al
lowed. No sauce, dressing or. liquid
should be allowed to fall on the hand.
It is a great test. Let me. see a
\u25a0woman handle the so-called "finger
foods" and I shall tell you if she is
refined and well bred.
A Note of Thanks
DEAR Mrs. Adams.
When 'writing a note of thanks. for
a ivedding gift- is- it necessary to
name the gift sent? \u25a0. AUTUMN BRIDE. }'
Yes. X.7.& - / '\u25a0''
Black or White Slippers
Dear Mrs. Adams. "
I- Kindly tell me whether it Is proper for.
a bridesmaid to wear, black or white 'slip-. \u25a0
pers when her dress is to be white and
tb« bride Is to. wear \hite?
.-.?\u25a0 Is . Jt necessary - for her to > wear • lonr ,
kid gloves, or • will - heavy silk irlovesrdo?
3. May she wear flowers in her' hair?
The weddln* l» to be • held In church. N
\u25a0 • . '- \u25a0 .', • F. J -M.-:N.-
1. White slippers would look better. -A
2. Kid ones are more suitable* for '
dressy occasions.' - ;.,;^;; . ,-;,.',
Given Up Her Male Friends -
Dear Mrs. Adams. •'\u25a0: \u25a0'• * .-\u25a0;\u25a0'\u25a0* :
I was engaged -to a young man some time : '
ago, but we had some trouble - and •' I ' went ' ; ;
«. a^ay from home for eight months. When
I came home.on a vacation 1 met him at a .
cance and he asked m» for . my \u25a0 company,
and since, that evenings I hive, been: going
with. him. -. I have promi«ea him not' to 'go .' !
rrlth try othtr.men 3U?iT=tt:t3 \u25a0correspond v -
any.MTe Is very kind to me, but ho
has nerer mentioned our old engagement
fv d £?v? v E r , he w car€S for c - X I
thought he f was fooling me I wouldn't be
as true to him as lam now. Please advise
me what to do. ANXIOUS.
You have made a mistake by glvlne
up your men friends merely because
a young man has asked you to do so
He had no right to ask such a favor
unless he has gained your consent to be
his wife.' I am afraid you are takinr
things too much for granted.
Anxious to Converse Well
Dear Mrs. Adams.
I haye been going with a young man for
several months. He is a very Intelligent
person and converses well. I cannot carry
on/ a good conversation.. How can I Im
prove myself along, this line that I may
be able to keep his friendship?.
You may become a good conversa
tionalist by reading; good books, maga
zines and newspapers. It is necessary,
however, to digest - j thoroughly - every
thing you read, for half : a knowledge
is worse than none. You can gain much
too, by being an attentive listener. "
Just Friends^
* Dear Mrs. Adams. .- - .
r have a young friend who has been
calling upon me for some weeks. My :
parents think a great ' deal of him. We
are just : good friends and • do not consider
our friendship in a serious - way. Do : you
think It- Improper 'for me to present him
Vwith a gift: on his birthday? What can I
do to prevent my parents from continually
teasing me about him? * ; ,; DOUBTFUL.
As I your friendship has > not been of
long -duration I think.it, would be bet
ter not to present him .with a birthday
.gift.: \u25a0£< - -\u25a0 - \u25a0-\u25a0;: :.:\'---Z.- '•'\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0 . \u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0*-\u25a0\u25a0
I am afraid you can do nothing to pre
vent', your parents from teasing you-
You should not -mind, it If." you care
any thing ' > for the young, man... Let- me
tell i you, however, ..* that : the more : you
resent it ;the | more enjoyment | they - will
find in teasing you about him.
For the Bride's Dress v
Dear- Mrs. Adams. \u25a0 '-•- -"-'\u25a0.'\u25a0'
My sister Is to be . married In - a travelln*
dress and ; I am* anxious , to- know what
material and' color 'would be suitable for
such a dress. .; How about ' gloves, hat, etc ?
As; we are orphans and she is • the first of
our girls to be married, we' should be grate
iul '. for a little Information alontr this line 4
Does it matter what the r bridesmaid «and :
matron of honor'; wear-, when the . bride is
;: so -attired ?„<\u25a0.\u25a0,. ..;.,.. \u0084: . ; -, :., ,-. LAURA. ./
= Your,- sister should select a color most
becoming -;to her.- -By.-socuring samples
from : a ; drygoods' store. yfU: will be able
glcyeg. may.;, be., white »--kid .or;, white
chamois. The bride's attendants should
dress correspondingly. That is, when
the bride wears a traveling gown her
malde should wear simple house dresses
and avoid the fluffy evening clothes.
Proper Salutations :
Dear Mrs. Adams. .
• 1. Kindly Inform me how to begin a let
ter to a doctor and a minister. -
2. I Bhouid like to know if it is correct '
for children to say "yes, ma'am" and "yes,
air" when speakinir to their parents.
• 3. A certain doctor has said he would '
like to meet me. Would it be all riirht for
me to go to his office for treatment and In
troduce myself, or should I \u25a0 wait and be -
introduced by a friend? GRASS WIDOW.
1. The salutation of a letter to a doctor
should read "My dear Doctor Blank,"
or. "Dear Doctor Blank." .The saluta
tion of a business letter; to a minister
should read "Dear Sir" or "My dear Mr.
2. It would be better for them to say
"Yes, mother," or "Yes, father."
3. Let him seek for an introduction to
you. . \u25a0
Would It Be Proper?
Dear Mrs. Adams.
1. There is a young man at . our church
to whom I have never ' been Introduced. .
Would • It ba proper for me to speak to
him? ' • - ' \u25a0
2. Is It correct for a young man to take
- a girl home from a party when he did not
escort her to the party?
3. Have I reason to be angry at a younr
man who asked to kiss me? A 1A 1 READER.
•1. It would be better for you to hare
some one of the church who is . ac
quainted with the young man to Intro
duce him to you.
2. Yes, if she has no one to take her
home. . •
3..You'should have been angry. enough
to reprimand him severely for. suclt
familiarity., «..
. Three Times a Week '
Dear Mrs. Adams.
1. Is ; it proper for a young man to call
' on a young woman three times a week,
whether they are engaged or not? •
• - -2. -Should a young woman go out motor
ing 'with n. young man unchaperoned; t>ro-'
vlded both families are well acquainted?
1. It is not Improper, but if thd young
man and young woman are not engaged
I do not think the young man should
-take up so much of the woman's time. .
2. It would be better for a chaperon to
accompany them; but If this is impossi
ble and the girl's parents do not oppose,
. no objection can be made.
Cards' When Calling
Dear Mrs. Adams..'
is it proper upon returning calls always to
leave a -card.i even though you find the
people at home? i^:>. EVA S. J.
Yes; c woman should leave one of her
cards. If she is married, two of her
husband's cards should also be left.
The Heading of a Letter
Dear Mrs.' Adams.* , - " ":!'-—:'\u25a0 '
1. Will you kindly tell me if it is proper,
when writing a letter to put in the upper
right-hand j corner the address and date, or
should \u25a0 the date and the name of the city
only -be ppun,t n , there ? •- \u25a0;•\u25a0) : .- \u25a0 :
"2. -When \u25a0 passing through the x doorway of
. a theater. where the tickets are taken. • who
should precede, the man or the woman?-- •> -,
.3. What •; is : the difference between a <tea '
and : a reception ? What Is the proper . time
to > hold, either?! Does one remove' her
wraps?:..Howr long does • one stay?.i Should -
•I leave. my card the day of the reception,
or watt until I call? -
• l .4. Is an -opera cloak suitable to wear! to:/
a . reception, ; or would a coat . b» in better
taste? . - 7. MARIEJ.
1. I The .writer's", full address and 'i the
date should appear In the heading. of a
' letter.^- :v. \u25a0 ; .\u25a0". '\u25a0-"\u25a0\u25a0' ;^ \u25a0 .\u25a0\u25a0'•• K?w*i -.
2. The.woman should precede the man
v 3. '"A .tea Is a reception on ia. small '
scale, 'usually -held in, the afternoon be
tween, the J hours of ?4 and 7. In- the
evening \u25a0- the reception I most; always be
' gins \u25a0\u25a0 at 8 o'clock. Ajreceptlon^ Is :\u25a0 an en
tertainment usually given in honor of an
important' anniversary ; or to entertain
some "great 'personage. It may be; held
: afternoon or evening. ,;
At< an« afternoon reception .the • cbat ; is
removed *- If a \ one-piece \u25a0 dress is worn
.beneath.^lf adreasy, coat-suit Is worn
the coat , is not. removed. The gloves are
At •\u25a0\u25a0' an -evening:; reception the '"' outer
wrap should^be removed, for the evening.,
gown would > undoubtedly be .in - one
. piece.*- •'.' \u25a0;\u25a0\u25a0' \u25a0 '\u25a0• \u25a0-\u25a0'"\u25a0\u25a0 '\u25a0".'\u25a0\u25a0':'- -\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0- : \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0•---••-\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.•. -
Every ; guest may .decide f or^ hersel f
how . long; to \u25a0; stay. . At somA- receptions
all- social -obligations can ibe ; tlL«tchanred
In=half an hour/-r r ; vf'-i- \u25a0' ' \u25a0\u25a0 - >* •--,:^
i 5 Cards '\u25a0' are f left on -. the -. tra-/ 1 before "en- *
terlng the ; drawing, room, i-^However'i -^However ' at"
anevenins;receptiontno canSsfare left 1 *
\ the ; reception >is to be heldilnVthe^ after- -
\u25a0 noon.'-iThe- cloak, ls Jappropnate for the \u25a0
©venlng.receptloa. . . : \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.-' •\u25a0.. r ,
OWINQ to the great amount of mall
received and the r limited space \
_ given ; this department. It is ab- j
£ solutely impossible to j answer betters In
the Sunday issue following their, receipt.
The letters must be answered: in turn,
and this ofttimes requires three or four
weeks. • .\u25a0-.' \u25a0. \u25a0\u25a0 *
All correspondents . who desire an im
mediate : answer must inclose a self
addressed stamped envelope for a reply.
.This rule must also be complied with in
regard to personal letters.
Hair is Dry
Dear Mrs. Symes.
My hair Is very dry and coarse and \u25a0It
Is also slightly kinky. If I put' oil' on- It
It . does no good ' and only makes It more
' kinky. Will you kindly. give me the recipe
for & hair I tonic i that will - make \u25a0It j soft
, and give ,it more oil? A READER.
I cannot give you anything to make
your hair soft and less kinky, but I
am giving the recipe for, a splendid oil
. which should be rubbed into the scalp
once a day. ,
: Oil of Sweet Jasmine
(A Hair Oil.) -
Scentless castor 0i1...' 2 ounces
Cocoanut oil . . '. 2- ounces \u25a0'
Oil of rosemary ............ .1 ounce
Oil of jasmlno : :.......\u25a0 % dram .
Mix' oils with gentle heat. Bottle.
: Shake for five minutes. :.
Feet Are Large
Dear Mrs. Symes. J
\u25a0 Can you ' recommend some harmless, non-
injurious, Inexpensive remedy In liquid
form which can , be secured at the drug '
store and which will make the feet de
crease in size?. - - . T. F. .
I do not know of any method whereby
the feet may . be | made smaller.
Hair on Face
Dear Mrs. Syroes. . - . : ,*"
• Some time ago I was nervous about cut-
ting out a dress and while. I was sitting. . ~
' down, and not thinking -of what I was
doing, I cut all of the -fine hair > from -.my ri
neck on one side close to my face. I did.
not notice It at first, but now- it is long.
coarse \u25a0 and . dark, and \u25a0\u25a0 the - other - side -is
white. I don't want' to cut them again.
I would - like your kind • advice, 'as - 1 . am -
ashamed to tell any one else. What will
keep the .hairs ljirht? '(Mrs.) P.
The best '! way to keep \u25a0 the hair light '.
' la to apply dally a lotion made of halt
water and half peroxide. 4 Do. not cut
the halra again, . for if you doit' will
only make them coarser and thicker.
To Reduce Bust and Chin
- .Dear Mrs. Symes. . ; \u25a0'-\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 :. \u25a0
Will . you kindly tell " me " how to r reduce
the . bust without harm and how to reduce '
a double chin? \u25a0 : ... (Mrs.) F. M.
As I have stated many, many times
before, diet and exercise are .the only
, Bafe methods of reducing the bust.
To reduce a double chin , practice the
following exercise: 1. Stand, erect, in
military position. ... Place r the hands
lightly on the hips, fingers forward. '
Drop the chin slowly on the collarbone; .
then throw the head back with a quick, :
even movement that Is '" not a jerk,
but. yet puta all tho muscles into quick
play. Repeat ten . times. , 2.' Turn the
head quickly.^to the right till the chin
is just over the right shoulder;; then
% back- aepain. - Repeat ten' times; then
: turn the head to the left "In the same '
way.; Repeat ten ; times. "Do: not tlr»,
the muscles of the neck, . but gradually
Increase the number of exercises daily,
until; you \u25a0* can practice each one about '
fifty times TTlthout after discomfort. ' t
Neck is Bony t
1 Dear Mrs. Symes. ' .
, - I• am quite high chested, , but my ; neck -is
not very \u25a0 plump, \u25a0 and my collarbones • are
, noticeable. . Kindly tell : me what to do for
this. Is cocoa butter good? If so, how pre- ?
pared? . , : C. H. S.
Cocoa butter, If , massaged ; into the
skin daily, will fill upthe' hollow; places.
.-\u25a0 It may be purchased - at ».- almost any
drug ; store. : Deep , breathing will ' also
\u0084 help to 2 cover >; the '\u25a0[\u25a0 bones : and ' make a
. well-formed neck and chest.
Cream for the Face
-\u25a0 Dear Mrs. Symes.' - -.- '\u25a0-\u25a0 -\u25a0*-' \u25a0 .' \u25a0:':< '\u25a0 ~-- —.- '\u25a0.:-"' \u25a0
My \u25a0. face v is ' thin and in a; bad. condition,- 1
10 1: believe ; I\am -In need : of a skin food. .-\
Kindly tell me if your. orange-flower cream \u25a0
will not cause a growth of hair on the face. •
- I . have . both recipes for - the - orange-flower '
cream. . and should like t> , know whichris
\u25a0 best..-'..- :• -..\u25a0:: \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0 "\u25a0 - '.\u25a0"\u25a0 '"/;..'" .
-• ...Please give me the, recipe for a' good cold -
\u25a0 cream. -'. ; , - (Mrs.) M. E.
?..The orange-flower, cream, will • not pro- .
mote the - growth 0f .... hair.r ». Either one , ; .
: of ; the 5 recipes * will - prove beneficial; for
bothrare .' lf ; your: skin la "
covered '.with? pimples it -may s be ' that v '
". you { are ' ln.need C of; a '•; tonic, In C-. which ; i
case . I advise . you \to go to ! y our . physi- .
clan.;' Here Is . the recipe for- a 1 splendid ' \u25a0
Vcold 1 cream: -". : \u25a0 .;.'"f \u25a0-\u25a0.\u25a0. "\u25a0\u25a0 : .-r '•'\u25a0 -'-.^ ir :VvV'i"'^
Kentucky;; Cold ' CTeom : \u0084'
Rosewater : ......' : . 4 ouncei "-.
Almond oil. .....r....::....: ; 4 ounces
Spermaceti- 1 ounce
-.White wax..;. ........ ................ , 1 ounce **' ;
\u25a0Cocoa^Butter _.-'."
' Dear Mrs. Symes. \u25a0',• * '\u0084' \u25a0: \u25a0\u25a0. \u25a0-•\u25a0• ' \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0*. \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0'. "
'Wlll^you. kindly inform .me; through the^;
columns " if coooa- butter is ' used . to ' nil \u25a0 out \u25a0;.'/.
the cheeks ? 7 Where. may it :be obtained?, \.<
- .'.";. .-."t-;' .•-:".;."; '-"---\u25a0:: \u25a0 :-,.^ A' READERi :\u25a0/irj.: \u25a0 /irj.
; Yes, cocoa butter Is excellent" f or fllling^*
cut the cheeks, and It may r be bought at 2 -.
almost any drug store. : ?- - . •/\u25a0,-jj\ ;
.-.,;., Hair is Short -V>,-V; ;
. D«tr j Mr».. Symes. ' \u25a0 : . -,^-. ''.;. . • .
-1. • Does allowing the hair to hang stunt I.
uitsrgrowth? v ,l;am.,*- l glrl;16 years;old, and / <
my hair dees not reach below my shoulders.
What' will make it grow? -It is 'light' and
curly. - - . .
-- ; 2.- What' will make my legs thinner?
O. I* H. S.
' 1.1 It: Is very beneficial to allow the
hair to hang. .To • increase its growth
massage the scalp dally and then, brush
the hair.- Remember that if you do not
give the 'hair dally attention you can
not expect good results. -
2. Walking and running will decrease
the legs.
Pink Cheeks
Dear Mrs."' Symesl ' - .' ' : '
1. Will you please tell me how to posses*
pink cheeks without putting on rouge?
2. How dees ona make, one's eyelashes .
long?- . . .-.-... \u0084.•-.
3. How to reduce one's bust? ' ..
4.1 have iso many 1 hangnails. ' How may
. I get rid of them? , . ' \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0-
B. Is there anything to make straight hair
curly? If there is nothing to make hair
. wavy.: how may one keep her hair in curl
in rainy weather? ,\u25a0; . .-..•; \u25a0
• 6. How to remove "hair from the upper'llp?
. t \ ; > : BLUE-EYED . BELLE.
\u25a0 1. To have pink cheeks it Is necessary
to be in good health. This means that
attention must be given to the diet, skin,
. rest and, exercise. AH Indigestible foods
:. should- be avoided. 'Tho skin should be
kept thoroughly cleansed.-As much sleep
• must be taken as ,will give the -body
and mind sufficient rest, and daily ex
ercise in the- fresh air must not be
neglected.:. .'-, \u25a0 . •\u25a0.
2. The dally application of gooH vase
line will Increase- the ! growth •of the
eyelashes.- : • \u25a0 . "
3. Exercise and diet are the only safe
methods for reducing the bust.' •
4. First of, all, let me tell you that to
prevent^ hangnails you should never use
. Steel instruments when manicuring- the
nails. , The orangewood stick Is the bwt
to use. To cure them soak the tips of
• the fingers- in warm olive oil.'; Dry them
and then, apply,, a good cold cream. It
is ibetter to. do this at retiring,, so that
_ the cream may be kept on all night-.- •
5. Nothing can be doneto give a per
. eon naturally curly-hair. I am giving
the recipe for a fluid which will keep
the hair, in; curl for a c considerable
length 'of time: , ? ; v " .. -
*.To a .tablespoonful of /bruised quinceseed
- add' a pint hot ; water. The water is
\u25a0 poured over the seeds and the whole allowed
-to stand, for several hours. The resultant
mucilage may then be thinned with a few
drops, of essence of violet. The hair -is
moistened with -the. fluid .before curling.
\u25a0 6. The- only, permanent \u25a0 way to ' have
the hair removed* from the upper lip- is
to have the electric treatment.
Peroxide and Ammonia
'. Dear'Mrs... Symes. ' • .
i- \u25a0 How does one use peroxide and ammonia
for- superfluous ihair on the face.and what
kind' of ammonia Is used ? ' Would • you ad
vise me b use It on the side of the face?
Will clear lemon Juice .remove light
freckles, and how often should it be ap
v plied? :\u25a0- '» - -.; -/ --> \u0084 - .- IRMA.
The -mixture -la made by taking one
' part ammonia to six parts peroxide and
is applied to vthe' hairy surface with a
sponge. .The ordinary household ammo
nia is used for the purpose. It will do
no -harm to- use it on the face to
bleach, the hairs.- -
Yes. it should be applied daily.
Ta Whiten the Hands -
Dear Mrs. Symes. . : ' J ' ' *.' a -V"v
•Will you kindly tell me what will make
the hands white and what I can do to
make ; my, hair, longer? ; . . ANXIOUS.
l>mon Juice is excellent for whitening
' the hands. It may be applied daily. to
the skin. . • .; -
To. increase the length of your hair
massage the scalp and brush the hair
every morning, .or night. Having. It
• singed occasionally will also help.
. The Use of Peroxide
Dear Mrs. Symes. : : ' '
- 1. Can . peroxide be used -on . the face. .
neck- and- arms to whiten them with
out causing any harm ? If so. how often
should one use It? .... •••>«\u25a0,
-2. Is white vaseline- good to 'make the -
eyelashes • grow, longer? . • > - »;•-..--?.-..'
- _ 3.. My nails are -very brittle and. al
though -lr don't do "any hard work they
always .break off • when > they get to a
certain length. Can-, you give- me a
" remedy'for such a -.case?.- J - * - \u25a0 \u25a0 ,
; 4. What \u25a0 will / make the eyelashes ' and
eyebrows dark without using the pencil *
, : 5. Would you advise one to use char
coal to/havo nice. white teeth? , /
.6. What causes/ white spots, to an
pear, on thet finger nails, and what'wni "
remove them? . . -.• ' .
1. Peroxide ' will' not; harm^ the akin
and may -be applied • once a' dav
;\u25a0' 2..Yes. •„ r. .... \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-.';,•( \u25a0\u25a0 : - '\u25a0 "-,"-'
; 3. Hold the: tips , of >your fingers In, a "
vessel containing sufficient olive oil to
* coyer the \u25a0 nails. In five : or ten minutes
take .them out | of , the |oU :and af Ur drj!
ing the nails rub -a good cold cream into
them. This \u25a0 should be .done, before you
; sothat:.the cream may renialn
on all night. - -....' •-\u0084 ,
4. Here ; is the recipe for a. stain which
you * may use to: darken -your eyebrows -
; and \eyelashes : :;.? -. -- ; :*-*;\u25a0 \ '
*. Stain ! : .
\u25a0 Gum arable \u25a0'.. ... ..v.v. -"•* \u25a0 " 1 An-L
Indian irk ;....."* * * V s!*™
? Bosewater .......* ...V.*.V."*.*r.~*. 4 \u25a0\u25a0<£nou''
ilf P»wder: the ink>aad; s-um'-'and xtrttnrata
ytnall. quaotiUes .of the powder •\u25a0 with" thl
f 'l^ld at , er Until /«>« ; « et ' a- umfor^t bla^k
iiwSnder? * P° w^r. *nd^ then add .tha/ri- ' t
Jj 5. -It twill "do '"mr harm*' to use charcoal
•occasionally Uo. cleanse the tteeth" but
; It' should, not ;be .used; regularly \u25a0•. - • .
- :,; 6. White: spots ' are [ BometlmeV caused
v y 113^ n ,f U ' and^very. often a weak
condition^ of : the system: produces .them.
Nothing can be done for them except to
wait until they have reached the eds«
of the nail and may bo filed off.
Pomade to Reduce Flesh \
Dear Mrs. Byrnes.
1. Do you know of any other fat-reducJnx
- poir.ade than the one I lnclcse? I have
used It for two months to reduce the fat
at ' the base of my nose, and can see but
a alight Improvement. I know t; ia super
fluous flesh. I think perhaps I have net
been applying it correctly. Should it b»
rubbed in. or rubbed lightly over the fatty
* parts, and should it be washed off aooa
after applying-?
\u25a0 2. Will trimming the eyelashes make them
crow? I have been using* vaseline for ft
Fans time, and my eyelashes hay» rrowa
very little. .- BETST.
XL Massage Is the only thins you can
do to reduce the flesh from th« fatty
portion of the nose, and the pomade i 3
the best. Rnb It well Into the skin and
then wipe- It off with a soft cloth. It
need not be washed off.
2. Do not trim your eyelashes, for
doing so will make them stiff and ugly*
Continue to use the vaseline.
Recipe for the Hair
Dear Mrs. Symes.
Please tell me what to do for my hair.
I have no dandruff, but my hair keeps
railing out all the time. 3ly scalp ia not
dry - . • A HEADER.
Your seal? Is evidently i a need of
. nourishment, so I advise you to rub oa
it one© a day. the tonic for which I am
giving the recipe:
For Falling Eair
Cologne g ounce*
Tincture of cantharides 1 ounc*
Oil of English lavender li dram
Oil or rosenwry fc, dram
Apply to the roots of the hair once or
\u25a0 twice a day.
Recipe for Cream
Dear Mrs. Symes.
Can you give m» the recipes for the best
xcassage cream you have ; al3o the best
eyelash and eyebrow trrower?
Do .th« Vaucalre tjIIJs giv» auicker re
«ults than the llauid medfcln*?
Here are the recipes which you deslrflt
Massage Cream
Lanolin Xt ounc-S)
Spermaceti s " drams
COcoanut oil 2 ounce*
Sweet almond oil 2 ounce*
Tlnctiiire of benzoin >£ dram
\u25a0 •> Melt " the first four ingredients toother.
beat until tho mass concre:c3. adJing the
benzoin, drop by drop, d'jring thia process.
>JlxtlJ lxt l^ c } .0 violet .or aav perfume may
be added if agreeable.
Eyebrow and Eyelash. Grotsrer
.Cologne \u0084 2H <m*»ce»
Glycerin iV c i,4
\u0084 Fluid extract of Jaborandl..'.".!!;; 2 ounces
.\jritat9 ingredients till thorou.-hly Incor
porated. Addly to the eyebrows with a.
-'\u25a0^"k ? nd '1° lI J* l*?l *? h c* with a tiny cam-
SL %*'JL oalnt brush. The brush mr.st be>
freed from any Atoo and passed lightly
. alonr tb« edau^of the eyelids, exercis&ir ex
treme care that no minutest portion of. th» '
lotloa touches the. eye itself. ;
No:: the. results of either are gained ia
the same time.
± h : Hands Perspire .?
• Dear Mrs. Smes. - t .,, - :
\u25a0 dJVsSTtSse?. ft ~ iy - what caa *
I think you will greatly improve your
complexion If you will give it the fol
lowing treatment every night before re
tiring: Apply cloths wrung from hot
water to the- skin, then cleanse it with a
face brush, using a pure toilet soap.
Rinse away the soap, dry the skin and
then massage with a good cold cream.
uatne the face again with hot watey
.and rinse with cold water.
Here is the recipe for a lotion which
you may use on your hands:
Boric add... 80 grains
a??? 36 ,. f 120 Brains
Glycerin 2 ounces
. Rub on the hands rotfr or five times a
cay. "Wash the hands in warm water be
xore aDßlylns and dry carefully. Shake
well. 1: the glycerin is heated It will la- I
crease the solubility of the preparation.
Oily Hair
Dear Mrs. Symes. '
-My hair is very oily and I have much
dandruff, which never comes off la th»
washing. My hair' ls long, but not very
thick. • Kindly give me seme advice. Hovf \u25a0
often should th« hair be washed?
" \u25a0•-\u25a0\u25a0 I* M. S.
• To Improve the condition of your hair
, your scalp should be massaged at leasS
"once. a day.. 1 am printing a recipe for
a cure for dandruff -which should be ap
plied to the scalp daily. The hair should
be washed once every four weeks.
- i " To Bemove Dandruff
• Tincture of cantharides 1 ©unc«
Liquid ammonia- - 1 dram
'Glycerin H ounce
Oil of, thyme . % ounc»
Rosemary oil drain.
' Mix all together with six ounces of rose
- water. Rub the scalp thoroughly with th«
preparation until the dandruff entirely dis
appears. , .
I Skin is Dark
' D«ar Mrs. Symes. • \u25a0 • - ...
-Tfc I ihave a -nice complexion, but It -doesn't
V" show, because, my skin Is dark. Although
'•I am a native of Italy. I don't think thaß
; the face should be darker, than the body.
fiCotald I with a harmless remedy mak» 14 1
cjswlilter? ELSXNORA. R.
If- your skin i 3 naturally dark. I do
'not feel that anything can Jt>e done* to
r whiten: it. although It will do no harm to
**fry a" lotion of half peroxide and water.

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