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Things You Want to Know
Origin of Famous
"How Happy could I be with either were
tother par charmer away," is the burden
(he day of the political troubles of Wll
lan Lueb, Jr., collector of the port of New
foik. , .
For Mr. I,oeb U the cmbarnwed victim
of a divided allegiance. By tradition, and
by virtue pf his personal sentiment and
lon-ontabllMhed re1.vtlonh1p, Mr. Loeb
must .nfeda "be loysl to the polltlc.il for
.unes'end policies of Theodore Roosevelt
Likewise by reason of a very Important
part which he bore In making William
Howard. Taft t-h republican nominee for
; president two year ag"", and by reason
' further of- the. faot .,hait he holds a federal
Job from which accrues to him $10,ooo a
on what T. n. has In his mind. On such
occasions within recent months Mr. Loeb's
discourse has been the perfect illuntratlun
of the bit of diplomatic wisdom which al
leges that language was made to conceal
thought. The fact Is that Mr. Loeb la -now
giving one of the greatest performances
In diplomacy that the world has even seen,
and If by any chance It should land him
In the governorship of New York he would
have fully earned the distinction.
The snub direct is f.ist developing Into
one of the most C. inguluhed social ac
complishments of rrcsldcnt Taft.
The recent sad experience of Representa-
year and 'a very large Increment of glory
as a reformer, he Is under the necessity of
unfailing loyalty. to President Taft.
. To make things about 6s difficult as they
well could be made for an extremely dis
creet f person like Mr. Loeb, he has been
elected as "nialu squeeze" for the occa
' slon of the reception at New York to the
returning "Roosevelt, ,
There wouldn't be any trouble about It
If It was perfectly certain that after Mr.
Roosevelt'! return the relations between
himself and President Taft would be con
. tlnued on th same . old basis of entire
amity and complete "confidence that pre
vailed In t,he ancient days when Roosevelt
was preslden' Taft Was his candidate for
tils succeSBlo.i and Loeb was an aspirant,
with the Roosevelt backing, for the sec
retaryship of the navy. But suppose, as
has been assiduously rumored, Mr. Roose
velt cothes home to find fault with the new
administration or ' by anT attitude of per
sistent silence to Intimate dtsratlsfactlon
with tit In that case Mr. Loeb will be
. confronted with more difficulty than ever
hedged- him. about In the most strenuous
tlve Francis Burton Harrison of New
York, has been responsible for getting into
circulation the story of another recent
notable snub administered by the presi
dent. The victim was Representative
Charles E. Townscnd of Michigan. It hap
pened somewhat Jn this wise:
Mr. Townsend Is a candidate for the
senate In Michigan, with special designs
upon tho toga now worn by Senator
Julius Caesar Burrows. Julius Caesar,
having by dint of long usage, become
greatly attached to that particular toga,
has no possible Idea of separating himself
from It without a huge row. Conse
quently, there are real doings in Michigan.
Recently President Taft spoke at a big
meeting at Jackson, Mich., the home of
Mr. Townsend. Townsend was chairman
and presented the speaker, taking advan
tage incidentally of the opportunity to
make a speech that was carefully calcu
lated to do no harm to the Townsend sen
atorial aspirations. He presented Senator
William Aldeu Smith, President Taft and
various other notables, all of whom de
livered themsolves of appropriate observa-
sTtir1 '"Y'V'JX UNDER VMH 3iiSJ.
period of his service as the official White
House goat. -
'' A ', lot f Mr. Loeb's friends have
dreamed dreams about running him for
governor of Nev York on his record as
reformer f the New York custom house.
Here In Washington thr impreslon prevails
that . he will make a mighty gqod candi
date, partly because he would represent
the Roosevelt' regjme -'ana' partly ' because :
he looks good to reformers and lndepend
; ents. Besides all that, there are persist-
ent rumcrs that the administration would
- like to have Loeb a candidate, as a sort of
hostage, to Roosevelt
If Mr. Loeb knows any more about the
ultimate political purposes of the co'onel
he Is maintaining . raj her more than his
usual reserve on the subject; and Mr.
Loeb, -when he sets, about the buslnes of
being reserved, simply monopolizes the
available Supply of taciturnity. Every
. time . he comes to Washington he is be
sought by all kinds of people to give up
Just the teenle-weenlest little bit of a tip
tlons. But he entirely overlooked the op
portunity to present also the Hon. Julius
Caesar Burrows, who, clothed In coveted
toKa and a tailor mad suit of senatorial
dignity, set expectant on the platform
looking for a chance to get In a word
for his own cause. Mr. Townsen, : how
ever, was utterly unable to see the sen
ator, and in due time announced 'that the
meeting was adjourned, Mr. Burrows still
having that speech In his system.
President Taft observed this perform
ance, and report Is that he was thor
oughly mad about it. That night when the
presidential party left . Jackson Senator
Burrows was Invited to travel In the pres
ident's car; Representative Townsend was
accorded the distinguished privilege of
traveling In the day coach at regular tariff
rates. And In order that there should be
no mistake about It, the story has been
permitted to leak out from such quarters
that nobody entertains any doubts of the
president's purpose to administer a lesson
to Mr. Townsend.
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The Boss of the Establishment
He Persuades His Wife She Should
Not Be Afraid of Mice.
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Vlavorlna; Vegetables, Herbs, Kplees.
ft r aty to raise parsley by growing it
in a pot In the kitchen window and thus
to have'' It' always pn hand fresh, or the
leaves may be kept for a long time if
sealed pp in a fruit Jar and stortd In a cool
plaoa,. Parsley, mint and celery tops may
all be dried, rubbed Into fine bits and kept
In air-tight Jars. Keclpes usually say to
chop fresh parsley with a sharp knife on
board. Bat a board Is a hard thing to
"wash and a plate serves the purpose quite
as wall. . .
. BAY LEAS'.
. v t!ay leaf U one, of the best and at the
me time one of the most abused flavors.
In small -quantities It gives a very pleasant
flavor to soups and gravies, but In large
quantities It gives a rank-like taste. Itn-
, member that half of a bay leaf is the al
lowance for three quarts of soup stock.
This will , Indicate how small a quantity
should fee .utd for the portion of gravy
usually served at a meal. With this pre
caution In mind, bay leaf may be recom
mended as flavoring for many sauces,
particularly tomato sauce.
Horseradish, like mustard. Is more often
Jfrved with meat than used to flavor it
during cooking. A very palatable sauce,
specially: good, with boiled beef, is made
by adding grated horseradish and a little
vinegar to a little whipped cream, or as
follows: Thicken milk -with ei acker crumb
by heating them together In a double
boiler, using three tablespoonfuls of
irncaiT crumbs to one and one-half eups
of milk. Add one-third of a cup of grated
horseradish, three tablespoonfuls' of butter
and one-half teaspoonful of salt; or thicken
with butter and flour om of the water
in which the meat was boiled, add a gen
erous quantity (one or two tablespoonfuls)
of grated horseradlah, boll a short time
and serve. This recipe Is the most usual
In German homes where tho sauce Is a
A KITCHEN BOUQUET.
A "bouquet" such as Is often referred
to In recipes may be made as follows. A
sprlp each of parsley, savory and thyme,
one small leaf of sage, and a bay leaf.
This will flavor one gallon of soup when
cooked In It for an hour and should not
remain In It longer.
Fruits and Small Traveling Cases
Are Ideal Bon Voyage Gifts
BY AMERE MAN.
The wife of the Boss of the Establish
ment was making herself beautiful under
difficulties. It is, perhaps, needless to
remark that the difficulties were not pre
sented by the lady's countenance. Far
from It. They were altogether from the
singular position she had chosen to assume
at her dressing table arranging her hair.
And this Is how It came about.
The Boss of the Establishment was play
ing a languid game of solitaire In the sit
ting room, when, - suddenly, a piercing
shriek cut the somnolent after dinner at
mosphere. As he Jumped to his feet and rushed In
the direction of the sound to the room
where his wife was getting ready for a
party but one dreadful thought was In his
mind. She had overturned the small al
cohol lamp which she used to curl her hair
and was, perhaps, burned for life.
But no such petty casualty confronted
blm as he burst open the door of the
Standing on a chair, every muscle taut
with terror, her face livid, her eyes di
lated, with a mass of fluffy skirts clutched
about her knees In a startling Imitation
of a French posfal card, he beheld his
Another woman might have divined the
situation, but the Boss, after a baffled
glance about the room, inquired coldly:
"What's the matterT Have you gone
"Crazy!" quavered his - wife. "Crazy?
How would you feel If you reached into a
dark closet to get your party slippers and
an awful, creepy mouse jumped at you
and ran along your arm! Ugh! And I
think you're perfectly disgusting to
At which the Boss laughed louder than
"You baby!" ho gibed. "I'm ashamed of
yout One hundred and thirty pounds of
militant woman afraid of a two-ounce
mouse! And you want to vote!"
"I'm not afraid!" retorted the lady
angrily. But there was still a quaver In
her voice and an occasional catch In her
throat. "All this talk about women being
afraid of mice makes me sick! We simply
don't like them, and besides they're dirty
In Imagination she was evidently meet
ing tho. mouse all over again. "I'm no
more afraid of a mouse than I am of a
caterpillar or a toad, but I don't want any
thing tike that to Jump at me!" v
"Caterpillars don't Jump!" the Boss re
plied, "and If I were as much afraid of
mice as you are I think I'd try . to keep
them out of my house."
When contemplating ''giving bon voyage
gifts to friends about to sail for Europe,
one fact should be borne in mind, and that
Is that nothing heavy should be presented.
For luggage on the other side of the ocean
Is cot the .simple matter it is In America,
and eaeh piece is carefully weighed In tho
, eutloa before even the shortest Journey,
i t, he weight allowance per capita Is small,
' and every pound over weight must be paid
. . for. . . -
' Aa the first Impulse Is usually to give
several new ' books, th desire must be
. curbed. Most parsons take their own fin
ply of literature, ' and extra volumes
1 '' would be a bother In packing throughout
the Journey. ' Incidentally, beoks lake spare
. as well as make additional weight,
i . Fruit la -undoubtedly one' of the most sue
) cesstuj .gifts. The ordinary simple kinds,
1 oranges, bananas, ete..' are furnished en
e iihipboard, but delicacies may sometimes be
aten when, foods of other kinds ia Impos-
I ,nJ Pfn who is not ill on the
1 Ocean la unendingly hungry and bless
tne one wae provides Juicy fruits.
Aar sort el uavaUug ease wuiaa will aid
reducing luggage and keeping down
weight will be an acceptable present. For
example, silk or cretonne cases for shoe
save the traveler constantly searcnlng tor
brown paper in which to wrap tho afore
mentioned footwear, and if these cases
are lined with plain rubber cl.nh the mud
diest shoes may be put In, and the lining
of the receptacle will require only a wiping
with a damp cloth. Another acceptable
gift is one of thase self-lighting electric,
hand Jimps that need only the button
pressed to make a fiare of light.
In a strange hotel room or in a cabin
when one wishes to see quickly in the
night such a light U Invaluable, and, for
tunately, takes little space to pack.
This leather photograph cases are accept
able, for thvre are always a few pictures
ta be carried, and such cases take ne more
roem thaa tne cards en which the photo
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SHE SAW THE Bos AM) His HOST
"But I have! I do!" she somewhat
vaguely protested. "Why, there are three
new traps out under the tubs now that I
bought a month ago. But they don't do
any good because neither Mary nor I can
The Boss smiled resignedly and held out
his hand. "Here, come off your perch!"
he said. "Your guests will be arriving and
you won't be dressed. It's nearly 8 o'clock
The Boss' wife hesitated, but the cooing
corroboration of the cuckoo clock con
quered her reluctance. She came down
and the Boss, who was all ready for the
function, even to his society smile, went
back to his solitaire.
No sooner was he out of the room than
his spouse gathered both feet under her
and fur the next half hour gave an imita
tion of an unusually fluffy Buddha perched
Insecurely before the mirror. . .
The arrival of the Confirmed Married
Man and his wife, next door neighbors,
who were always punctual guests,, afforded
the Boss an opportunity of relating the re
cent misadventure. Like many husbands,
he was never more happy than when tell
ing a Joke at his wife's expense.
More and more persons came and the
Boss told the story of the mouse a half
dozen times, always winning a laugh from
the men and a shiver of disgust from the
His hour of enjoyment was brief, how
ever, for the assembly was nothing less
than the semi-annuul reception of the Pal
las club, an association of Intellectual
matrons of whiph his wife was a proud
The Boss knew these functions only too
well. There would be music and singing
by a young baritone with a cockney ac
cent, whose repertoire was confined to
Roumanian or Welsh folk songs, which all
the ladles would gush over and nobody
would understand. Then ambitious and
generally pointless papers would be read.
Seated at the edge of a reverential circle
to which an elderly vestal was discoursing
as to whether or nut the ancient Greeks
painted their statues, the Boss found his
only consolation In the close proximity of
the Confirmed Married Man, who looked
even more bored than he.
At the end of the first paper the Boss,
mindful of his duties as host, applauded.
At the end of the second he maintained a
grim silence. During the reading of the
third he yawned four times.
And then, as he explained to his wife
next day, rather than disgrace her by
going to sleep he slipped silently from the
As he withdrew he winked slowly and
pointedly at the Confirmed Married Man
And shortly after that brother low brow
vanished cautiously through the portieres
in his wake,
It waa not until two hours later that the
wife of the Confirmed Married Man, look
lng about to give him the signal of depar
ture, discovered his absence,
"Why! Where's John?" she exclaimed
And where's Mr. MannT Never mind,
though, 1 11 get my things on and by that
time they will have turned up."
She followed her hostess along the hall.
Strange sounds came from the . kitohen
which the Boss' wife felt called upon to
She flung open the kitchen door and what
a sight for the members of the Pallas club
Seated upon twj kitchen chairs before
the remains of an impromptu repast, sur
rounded by bottles, siphons and glasses,
they beheld their dishevelled husbands en
gaged In a most singular occupation.
Each man held in his hand a mousetrap,
which he waa endeavoring to halt with
piece of cheese.
Under the withering scorn of his wife'
glance the Confirmed Married Man cow
ered and giew lnvtantly solemn.
Not so the Boss of the Establishment,
who, fixing a sentimental gaze upon his
spouse, remui'kea as ne held a mousetrap
toward her: "Bad mice won't get nice
lute girl any more. I'll fix 'em! Came
way from party to do it. Just you leave
It to me,
(Copyright, iaw, oy tne n. i. Herald Co.)
After a year In the wilds of Africa and a l
triumphal tour of Europe It may be ex
pected that Colonel Roosevelt has brought
back to American a number of new phrases
and expressions which will go down In the
history of our language as a part of our
national life, for no one man or modern
times has given to a people so many ex
pressions which have become seemingly in
eradlcably a part of our vocabulary.
Malefactors of great wealth," "muck rak
ers," "mollycoddles" and "the strenuous
life" are dustineo to live In our literature.
That sage who urged to be allowed to write
people's songs as the most potent Influ
ence in ineir lives, might have added a
codicil to the w ish "and their pet phrases."
The origin of many of our most hack
neyed phrases have curious and Interesting
histories. General belief to the contrary,
11 our idioms of speech have not their
origin in the 13. bis or Shakespeare. Nor
have others Just evolved themselves. When
the average man speaks of a friend as a
good fellow and describes him as "a
brick" he hns no idea that he is employing
a form of praise which was first employed
by Lycurgus, the great Lacedaemonian. It
is said that on one occasion Vhen an am
bassador from Kplrus visited Sparta he
expected to find the city surrounded by
an impregnable wall. Knowing that the
leader of the Spartans was virtually the
ruler of all Greece, he asked: "Sire, how
is it that a city like SparU is not pro
tected by walls?" "Indeed," replied the
King, -you muBt not nave observed our
walls when you came into the city. I will
show them to you In the morning." The
following day he took the ambassador out
on the plains where the Spartans army was
drawn up in battle array and pointing
proudly to the serried host, said: "There
you behold the walls of Sparta and every
man a brick."
When we Bpeak of an achievement aa a
feather in a man's cap," we would hardly
think of going back to Hungary In the
sixteenth century for our right to the
phrase, but its origin Is actually of that
period and country. A manuscript in the
British Museum says cf the Hungarians
In 1S99: "It hath been an ancient custom
among them that none should wear
feather but he who had killed a Turk, to
wnom onlle yt was lawful to shew tile
number of his slalne enemys by the number
of fethers in his cappe."
"A Roland for an Oliver" dates back to
the time of Charlemagne, Roland and Oil
ver were two of the twelve paladins of
Charlemagne. Both were giants in stature
and they were so nearly matched that their
boasted prowess finally led to a single conv
bat on an island in the Rhine. They fought
lor rive successive days, so tradition says.
without eitner gaming the advantage and
thus tho expression, "A Roland for an
Oliver" means blow lor blow, tit for tat,
quid pro quo.
This Is the origin of "Brother Jonathan
as designating the United States In th
same manner that "John Bull" appliei
England: When George Washington was
appointed commander-in-chief of the rev
olutionary forces he went to Massachu
setts to organise his men. He found the
army in a most deplorable condition. In
need ' Of ammunition and arms. Jonathan
i rumDuil, tne elder, was at that . time
governor of Connecticut, and Washington,
placing great confidence In the governor'
Judgment, and resources, remarked: "We
must, consult Brother Jonathan on the
subject." Brother Jonathan proved a very
present help In time of trouble and the
expression became a by-phrase, finally be
ing applied to the whole nation.
The expression "robbing Peter to pay
Paul" had its origin In 1568, when there
was great rivalry betwen St. Peter's, now
Westminster Abbey, and St. Paul's ca
thedral in London, in that year an appro
prlatlon was made from St. Peter's
meet a deficiency in the accounts of St
Paul s, but there waa a great hue and
cry raised, the people saying, "Why rob
8t Peter to pay St. Paul?" The expres
slon was revived upon the death of Wll
liam Pitt in 1778, when there was a dls
cusslon as to whether his ashes should lie
next to kings in St Peter's or, as the
city of London urged, in St. Paul's. Par
llament urged that not to bury him in
Westminster Abbey would be robbing St.
Peter to pay St Paul once more. Parlia
The expression' 'There s many a slip
'twlxt the cup and the lip," originated
during the time of Ancaeus, king of the
Leleges in Samos, an island in the Gra
clan archipelago, Ancaeus oppressed his
slaves o bitterly while cultivating a vine
yard that one of hie victims prophesied
that he would never live to taste the wine,
When the grapes had been gathered and
the wine 'made Ancaeus sent -for the slave
and, holding the goblet In his bands, asked
what he bad to say for his prophecy. The
slave replied: "There's many a slip 'twix
the cup and the lip." At that moment
messenger ran in announcing that a wild
bear had broken ' Into the vineyard and
was doing great damage. Ancaeus hastily
set down the goblet of wine ununited and
Eyebrows Carefully Massaged Give Youthful Expression
ushed out In pursuit ef the hoar. He was
killed in the encounter.
The term "pin money" had Its origin
hen pins were first Invented and they
ere very expensive, in the fourteenth
century the makers were allowed to sell
them only on the first and second nays o.
anuaiy. it became the cuMom K give
omen at their niarriago a certain sum
of money for buylhg plna, and the phrase
pin money'' has been retained to signiry
u allowance for a woman's personal sx-
The expression "there Is no royal roaa
to learning" date back to the Third cen
tury before Christ, Ptolemy Soter, after
wards king of Egypt, was the pupil of
tlie famous mathematician Euclid and when
the ruyal youth asked if geometry could
not be made a little easier tho reply was
the famous eplgraiu.. We are Indebted to
Archimedes, another famous mathematician
of antiquity, for two phraatu. it was he
who said; "Give me a lever long enough
nd a prop strong enough and I can, sin
gle-handed, move the world." Archimedes
was also probably the original "absent-
minded" mathematician on whom Jokes
have been based for more than 2,000 years.
On one occasion, lllero, the king of Syra-
cuse, suspecting that a goldsmith bad sub-
tltuted some other nioul for pure gold In .
a certain coin, a$ked Archimedes to find
out it his suspicions were well founded,
Archimedes, not being an alchemist, was
greatly troubled. While thinking over the
matter ono day he went to his bath, whloh
happened to be full to the brim. As he
got In it occurred to him that aa much.
water would run out as equalled hie bulk.
He then saw that if he put the coin la
a full pall of water and weighed the over
flow and then took a piece of pure gold
the same weight as the coin and put It
In the ttme vessel, refilled, that the same
amount of water should flow out. He waa
so overjoyed that he ran out of the publlo
bath and started lor home without watting
to put on his clothes, crying" through the
streets "Eureka! Eureka! I have round iti
I have found it!" Oh this discovery Archi
medes based his law of specific gravity.
The expression "Windfall," meaning good
luck, dateB from tbo time: of William tne
Conqueror In whose reign it was a criminal
offense to cut down timber In the forests.
When a heavy windstorm came and blew
down trees the peasants were allowed to
pick up the fallen timber, hence a windfall
was an occasion for rejoicing.
One of the oldest of the popular expres
sions is "sub rona," literally . "under the
rose." The phrase dates back to ATI B. C.
when Pausanlas, In-command' of the con
federated fleet of the 'Spartans and the
Athenians, entered into secret negotiotlona
with Xerves, the Persian ruler to betray
his country and to obtain the hand of the
monarch's daughter in marriage. The se
cret - negotiations wre carried on In a
building attached to the temple of Minerva,
called the Brazen House, the roof of which
was covered with roses., Pausanlas' plans
were discovered and, in order to escape the
vengeance of his outraged, countrymen,' he
fled to the temple of. Minerva, which was
sacred against Intrusion, for violent pur
poses. The people were so enraged at being
thwarted that they-decided to wall up the
edifice and leave the traitor to die of
starvation., Pausanlas' own , mother laid
the first stone. After this It became a
custom among Athenians to wear a rose
when they bad a confidential communica
tion to make, the . flower implying strict
America Is indebted to an Englishman for
Its motto, "E Plurlbus Unum." It was
while John Adams was minister tO' Eng
land that he met Sir John Prestwlcg', an
eminent antiquarian, who suggested, to him
that it would be a good motto to indicate
the union of the colonies. Adams com
municated this Idea , to the secretary of
congress ana, on June V), uvi, unaries
Thompson reported his design for a gov
ernment seal, and on it was the latin le
gend given above. The phrase was used,
as a motto for the Gentleman's Mageslne
as early at 1730. S
Contrary to general belief the expression
"halcyon days" does not refer to a former
period in the world's history, or ' to the
early and care free period of one's life,
but to a certain season of the year, seven
days before and seven days after the winter
sollstice, December 2L . The phrase has
grown out of a fable which had its origin
among the ancient Wcllluns, who believed
that at the time of the year mentioned the
halcyon, or kingfisher, brooded' over her
young in a floating nest upon the surfaoa
of the water and that during that periodi
the seas were calm and could be safely
navigated, hence they were called the
"halcyon days," '
The term "without the pale" comes to us
from the time of King John of England,
who divided the kingdom of Ireland, then
nominally subject to England, into twelve
counties. Tills entire district, occupied by
English planters, was afterwards, from
them, called the Pale; within the Pal
English rule was acknowledged and obeyed,
while all beyond was held by imperf
BY rSEDEXIO J. BA8KIBT.
Tomorrow Meeting of the Killers.
Large Gloves Will Generally
Prevent the Hands from Perspiring
"I'd die for you!" the lover cried.
"While lines of grief played round bis
"You ueWn't mind." Ute girl replied
"I knew toe many dead ones aew."
Women are beginning to realise the Im
portance of beautifying their eyebrows and
understand now that to manicure the nails
and massage the face for youthfulness
avail - little if such Important features as
brows are neglected.
Massaging the brows and applying tonics
must be In the dally routine of most
women, and those to whom nature has
given pretty shaped brows must take care
Ia care of the brows there ,piust be' a
special brush. One with bristles no stiffer
than those used en a young baby's ead
Is the kind. When the brows sre luxuri
ant and sufficiently dark ia color, it be
hooves woroea to keep tbem so. Morn-loll.
lng. and Bight she should put a drop of
sweet almond oil or glycerine on her
finger tip and rub the finger over one brow,
repeating the application for the other.
Then she should stroke them for two or
three minutes with the brush. This treat
ment nourishes the hair follicles. Just as
the scalp is toned by similar applications,
and brushing, of course, acts as It would
on hair on the head. It may be worth
while to state that without this treatment
brows which, are black and pretty may bs
giay and wiry at the age of W).
I know one girl who improved her eye
brows by using . a paste made from the
yolk of eggs and sulphur, to which she
added a few drops of sweet almond oil.
This paste she made from a jeaspoonful
of the raw yeik and Into which she put
powdered sulphur, about as muchas a
small pea. A teaspoonful of swtcl almond
stirred in drop by drop, made the
paste thin, and this she spread on ber
brows every night. The paste must be
kept In the refrigerator when not in use,
for the keeping properties of eggs are deli
cate. In the morning the girl massaged
her eyebrows with almond oil, the rub
bing consisting of stroking the hair over
and over again with an oily finger. The
strokes were made the same way, that in
which the hair should grow. This oil was
finally wiped off.
ben the brows are so long they are un
ruly It Is not wise to clip them, for, by
cutting, the hairs develop the quality of
bristles. At night they should be pasted
to the head with gum arable or bandoline.
Such a sticky paste can be made from two
tablespoonfuls of quince seed gently sim
mered in a pint ef water for three-quay.
ters of aa hour. When cold the liquid will
be sticky. This mixture should be strained
while hot. It is stroked on the brows while
the unruly hairs are held In the line; they
should stay in until dry. A few weeks of
such treatment will make the face more
attractive and the brows will not grow
bushy. MARGARET MIXTER.
Hands are less likely to perspire in sum
mer if the gloves worn are a little larger
than those usually selected. The advantage
of large gloves is that the extra size per
mits of slight entrance of air, which dries
the moisture as it exudes. Porous leather,
such as champt and suede are cooler than
dogskin and dressed kid because air cannot
easily penetrate the latter.
I go so far as to say that were large
gloves worn constantly perspiring hands
would be unknown, save where physical
weakness takes this form. There can be
no difficulty in discovering whether or not
the moisture denotes a lowered condition
of the system, fur when it does hands per
spire excessively under all conditions with
gloves or without them.
When this happens some good tonic
should be taken Internally and an external
application that may stimulate the palms
to better condition is made from two
ounces of cologne and a quarter of an
ounce of tincture, of belladonna. This Is put
on ssvsisl times a day, rubbing it into the
Before putting on gloves the heads must
be powdered with a mixture of one drang
each of boracie acid and oxide of sine,
two drams of lyeopodlum powder, one
half ounee ef starch and a quarter of an
our.ee of powdered orris. These sre all
blended by forcing them through coarse
The object of all external treatment is
to shrink the pores so they will not give
of moisture In large quantities, and fre
quent wiping with spirit of camphor
through the day will aid In this process.
Another excellent shrinking tonio Is made
from one dram Of turpentine, In which a
dram of Isinglass is softened. When the
mixture can be worked it is blended with
two drams of oxide of slno ointment and
this is rubbed Jnto the palms several
times a day, dusting the flesh afterward
with the powder, formula for which is '
powdering thickly before putting on
gloves will always aid In absorbing per
spiration that may otherwise Injure th
kid, but best are those liquids which act
by closing the pores.
One that Is frequently recommended is
made from three ounces of rose water, on
ounce of elder flower water, one-quarter
of an ounce of simple tincture of benzoin
end five grains of tanaiq acid.
This may also be used on the face when
the latter is inclined to abnormal perspira
tion. MAJiOAKET MiXTfciU.
Kaetr JJer Uaak Accbc.
"Iove will not pay your household hli!"
bueerixl the man with Ote mlve head.
The fiance smiled at the threatened Ills.
"Ah, but uiy love !" she said.
. -T, B. M.
The Man of Leisure.
"When I have breakfasted and read
Much mlHMives as the mail mav bring
'TIs llnvi lor golf. Ah, me!" he said,
"This hard work Is a tedious thing!" '
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