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"Thi exercise teaches grace
while developing the ' muscle
of the upper half of the body."
By Mme. Lina Cavalieri.
IP I were to give but one rule to
avoid awkwardness I should
say "Forget yourself." To think
much of yourself is to be self-conscious
under all circumstances and
to be self-conscious Is to be awk
ward. Tbe most graceful women I
have ever known were those who
were least conscious of self.
The good old rule of the toilet
applies to grace. "Make a careful
toilet, setting forth with skin, teeth,
hair, feet, every part of the body In
perfect condition. Then forget all
about It." Is the rule. "Train your
muscles to obey your will, then for
get all about them," Is a good
rendering of this rule, as applied
graceful women are
to use another old
not feel the body."
are alert, birdlike
of movement and
seemingly weightless. Yet some
of them, Judged by the mere stand
ard of. pounds, are persons of con
siderable weight In any community
But tbelr bodies do not encumber
them. They are no-handicapping
weight because their owners are
not conscious of them. They for
First train your body to obey
you.' then trust the servant to Its
training, as you do to a servant
carefully trained. Concerning this
training I should give a little time
each day to the training you be
lieve to be necessary. It you are
still in your teens or In tbe early
twenties, this will be easy because
the muscles are still pliant.
It Is not necessary to adupt any
long. Involved system of exercises
nor to take a course at a gym
nasium to train yourself to grace.
Make your muscles obedient to your
will by using them In frequent
repeated exercise. Keep in your
mind tbe Ideal that every move
ment should make a picture, and an
attractive picture. Remember that
the curve is the line of grace. Form
no square or sharp corners by any
movement of yours.
Ball . playing, not In the rough,
tumbling, masculine way of the dia
mond, but in the feminine way of
your own room, develops the habit
of delicate, feminine movements.
To develop unaccustomed mus
cles hold the arms aloft In a curv
" ing line and tots a ball lightly
from one hend to the other. To do
this it Is necessary to watch the
ball and this trains the hsad to the
graceful, upward, birdlike poise,
"Your tickets were compllmt oury.
-srere they not?"
-Well." replied the man, who ht
cto painfully amateur entertain
ment. "I tliouglit incy were unii;
aw the show."
Orace Tou'd rttver dream the num
ber ot proposile I've had tbls Winter.
lltlfti No. ddar: but I'm sure you
dreamed muet ot them.
PITY THE POOR.
CloseBst No. lr; 1 respond only to
the appeals ef the deserving- poor.
Upcntisad Who are the deserving
I'losefls: Those who never ask for
O DAY Mme. Una Cava-
licri gives advice to the
awkward girl which can be well
Applied to the awkward grown
ups of either sex. She advise?
training the muscles to obey your
will, then lorgrlting all about
them. She gives sympathetic in
structions to those who do nol
know what to do with their hands.
that Is chacterlatlc of many beau
ties, ' giving them their alert,
weightless look.' ' ' '"
The threefold value of ball toss
ing Is apparent In Its correcting
three of the principal awkward
nesses of the body,' bad carriage
of the head, angular movements of
the arms and sunken chest and
shoulders. Most women bend the
head unbecomingly. Now and then
"we see a woman who looks ex
quisitely Madonna-like when her
bead Is bowed In a gentle, pensive
attitude. But this Is tbe exception.
Nearly every woman looks best
with her head held high. It gives
a clean-cut line to the-jaw, a be
coming upward tilt to the chin and
an alert expression to the face. Be
sides, It expresses the attitude of
tbe present-day woman. : Spirited
ness, not submlsslveness, is .her
But when the head Is bent it
should be bent in a becoming carve
from the shoulders. Here again
ball tossing is an aid.
Holding one hand behind you, and
tossing the ball with the other, try
to catch It. This exercise teaches
grace, while developing practically
every muscle of the Upper half of
Occasionally we see a girl whose
bands are awkward. This is prin
cipally because the remembers
them, because she Is -constantly
thinking "Hands, hands, hands. Oh,
my hands!" :
This condition can be remedied
by forgetting she h'as hands.
But to help her to forget them
and to give her confidence that they
will not betray her Into awkward
ness she should practise bending
them at the wrlat, pot aimlessly,
by shaking them . as though she
would shake them loose from the
wrist, but holding the hand In the
guiding grasp of the other, she
should bend them back and forth,
and side to side, to make the wrist
pliant, ' training the laxy muscles
to quick obedience to the will.
Some girls 1 have known to suf
fer torments of self-consciousness
because they were sure they did
not appear to advantage while pour
ing tea at an afternoon function, or
while serving the cup of morning
chocolate or afternoon dinnerv cof
fee. To cure yourself of such self
consciousness practice Is required.
Practise at home where criticism
;Wlll be, at least, friendly.
Girls have told me that they were
ARE you about to have some new photographs
taken-of yourself, of your "angel child," or of
your wife? And don't you dread the ordeal?
Doesn't It bore you to even imagine those aame old
conventional poses, with the facial expression so plain
ly Indicating the commend to "lxok pleasant, please!"
Isn't your family album full of those atrocities, nor
ribly faithful to contours and yet conveying not the
slightest bint of the real original, character or person
ality? You know the reason for this the camera man'i vic
tim, with his bea.l In a vise to keep It from moving, and
required to tlx his eyes In a certain direction at noth
ing in particular. Is about as miserable, self-conscious
and vacant minded as It Is possible for a human being
A Portrait of the Little Russian Princess, Marie
Kirilowna, Taken in the Fashionable New Style,
with the Face in Repose and the Eye Closed.
very unhappy at teas or luncheons
where they had to assist the hostess I
because their hands were of either
two shades, both of which are
dreaded red or yellow. Both of
these undesirable atates can be Im
proved by the aame method. The
hands are yellow through lack of
circulation; red because the blood
has congested In them.
Gentle pinching of the hands
will stir sluggish circulation in the
case of the yellow hands, and will
relieve the congestion In the in
stance of hands that look red and
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Beauty Questions Answered
Agnes writes : " Please tell nie
what to use In hard water to make
it soft for the face?"
Benzoin, borax and ammonia
are all softening In their effect up
on water. But they must be used
sparingly, because they have as
strong an action upon the skin as
upon the water. A half dozen
drops of tincture of benzoin or four
. drops of ammonia, or a pinch ef
borax are enough for a bowl of
water. The ammonia and the ben-
- soin are whltenera as well aa soft
eners of the skm. Were I you, I
should not rely entirely upon these
drastlo toilet aids, but would use
cistern water If possible. If not, I
would be vigilant In stormy days
Picture Taken with a Tiger or While Asleep
by AmerlcAn-Examlner Gret Brtuln
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them or soak them in a bowl of
olive oil before beginning the
pinching and wear 'large, loose, kid
or rubber gloves to bed. The per
spiration this will cause sometimes
whitens the hands in a night. In
extreme cases the process should
be repeated until Improvement is
In catching and melting snow, and
in aettlng out a vessel or tub for
S. It. says: "Can you give me
a formula for a good faoe cream
that will not grow hair? Also
something to remove lialr from the
forearms? Does benzoin whiten
the skin? Please help me, dear
Madame, and greatly oblige an
This cold cream contains no ani
mal fats and should not cause a
growth of hair on the face:
Cold cream ,....2 ozs.
Orange flower water.', .2'4 ozs.
White almonda ....... 1'i ozs.
Strslned honey 1 oz.
Pound the almonds into a paste.
Painted portraits escape this fate because the portrait
paJnter, day after day, views the sitter at a dozen .lif
ferent angles and in a hundred different moods. The
result Is a faithful composite of the complex physical
and mental attributes, each one of which Is a legitimate
jart of the individuality.
The reaion that "gallery photographs," taken with
the utmost attention paid to detail, are so much less
lire-like than even Inferior "snap shots," is thus ex
plained; the snap shot photograph' shows the subject
"in action" as he really was at the Instant the exposure
Then why not contrive to approach the same result
by the more leisurely methods of the gallery? Why not
give the miserable victim something besides himself to
think about at the fatal moment, something to Interest
hi in and show that there is a mind behind tbe m&ik?
Have your picture taken face to face with a tiger, for
Instance. Even have yourse)f photographed while you
are asleep for even In the latter case you will escape
that silly expression of self-consciousness.
Fortunately, at last, that Is just what the photog
raphers are beginning to doas Illustrations on this
page Indicate. A few weeks ago this newspaper repro
duced interesting results of persons photographed with
their shadows a fad that U having quite a run In
Paris. That, however, is merely a curious novelty that
doea not overcome the real difficulty.
Photographers can hardly be expected to keep live
tigers and other wild beasts In their studios as a
means of animating their subjects, so they are exercls
. ing their ingenuity In "setting the stage," so to speak,
in a way that will Inspire the sitter to pose, and look,
like a live, thinking human being.
Children have such lively imaginations that It Is
found that a painted tiger to contemplate at the psycho
logical moment of the plate exposure does wonders in
the way of giving naturalness to the sun printed ex
pression. The child's mind is on the tiger and not on
In several large cities cf Kurope really fine result!
have been obtained by photographing children in the
appearance of sleep. A pretty example is a "sleeping"
photograph of little Princess Marie Klrlllowna. ot Rus
sia. Ughjly robed for bed. with one arm folded under
her head on the pillow, while the other band grasps
the stem cf a rose wtuue perfume she was breathing
when slumber came. Nothing could be more graceful
and natural. v
For adults who may have secret reasons for doubt
ing the charms of their sleeping attitudes London pho
tographers have had considerable succeaj with what
they call "sit-at-ease sittings." That Is. you sit or
recline in the characteristic attitude that is easiest to
you. put yaur mind in the same attitude, and Invite the
camera to do its worst.
"Gentle pinching of the hands will stir circulation, if the hands
are yellow, and relieve congestion if they are red."
then stir smoothly in all the other
This is another non halr-growln.
cream; one of the : best of the
standard emollients: .
Essence of cucumber! ... .1 oz.
Juice of cucumbers 1 oz.
Spermaceti 1 oz.
White wax ... H oz.
Olive oil oz.
Almond oil ..tt oz.
Yes, benroln whitens the skin.
Buy one of the depilatory pow
ders you can get at almost any
drug store. Make a thin paste by
pouring a little water over a tea
spoonful of the powder. Spread
this paste on the arm, and as -soon
as the akin begins ever so slightly
to smart, scrape off the paste wlt!t
the dull edge of a knife or the
handle of a spoon. The hair should
come off with it. This will not,
however, prevent the return growth
of the hair. If the hair on your
arms is dark you can bleach it by
washing them in equal parts cf
water and peroxide or hydrogen.
Many correspondents complain
that they are unable to find nose
clamps. They are not yet in gen
eral circulation, but they can be
secured In Paris and New York.
They are for ale in some toilet
parlors and rubber goods houses.
I have already described how a
dull, blunt-edged wire can be twist
ed Into a shape to fit the nose and,
wrapped in flannel, be fitted upon
A Novel Effect Produced when a Child Is Posed Before the Cam
era in the Presence of a Painted Tiger. Children I lave Lively Im
aginations, and So This Child's Expression of Wonder and Inter
est It Positively as Natural as Though the Beast Were Alive.
the lower part and worn at night,
or a part of the night, to eventual
Improvement in the shape of tna
D. D. S. asks how to reduce an
.upper arm that is too large.
If the upper arm is too large be
cause of the size of the muscles I
fear It must remain so. If the size
is due to fat, vigorous arm exer
cises, long continued will make
them smaller. Pinching the arms,
gently, of course, helps to remove
C. R. writes: "My skin' is not.
clear. I am getting blackheads. 1
use nothing but cold cream and a
little powder. What shall I do?"
First, look to your powder. Use
only that-Mhieh la pure, and if you
have any doubt, make the powder
yourself. Tbs is a good formula:
Starch 4 ozs.
Pulverized orris 1 oz.
' Pulverized camphor. . .Vi dram.
Crush these into a fine powder.
Sew the mixture in a cheesecloth
bag and dust It lightly over the
face after bathing and before go
If you are using a pure powder
and your Bkin is still not clear I
fear you have neglected it. In other
wordB, you have not kept it. cleau.
Dust, if not removed from tbe face,
will lodge In the pores, giving it
a brown, unkeptappearanca and
causing blackhead. ,
Steam your face and remove the
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blackheads by gently pressing out.
Keep your face well cleansed by
using good cold cream and warm
water and spap and they will never
return. A complexion brush will
R. B. S. asks: "Is there a chin
reducer on the market which you
The rubber straps worn about the
chin at night to make it perspire
and so reduce its sice I approve.
As I have before said, these can ba
made at home. Provide yourself
with a piece of stout rubber three
Inches wide and ten or twelve
inches long. Fasten tape to tbe
ends and tie it beneath the chin
and around the head at night
A. C. R. writes: "Will you kind
ly inform me of a god salve, for a
man to put on his face at night who
has to shave every day?"
Zinc ointment or any pure cold
cream should relieve the irritation. .
The Reason Why
THE case looked black against the
defendant. It was a breach. af.
promtis suit, and out of the mouths ot
various' wllnesaea .it had been proved
that he had o$ no fewer 'than 1.367
times kissed the fair lady.
Now the defendant .himself . waa la
the box, and very skilfully the counsel
put the queation to him. Had the wit
nesses apoken the truth regarding bis
"Xe; that's right." he admitted.
"'ou see, I had to do It" , "
"Had to do it!" bellowed the. counsel.
"How, sir? What do you mean? Will
you kindly explain to the JuryT"
"Well, you see," the youn- man
answered, not in the least embarrassed,
"I either had to keep on kissing her.
or else let her sing, aria er well, i
preferred to keep on kissing!"
IT was at the dentist's, and Pots waa
the object In tbe chair a mlser
lle, dejected, forlorn object to wit.
The operation waa ended, and the
dentist was ostentatiously cleaning bis
forceps and smiling at the result of hi
"I must charge you five dollars, " ho
said at length to the suffering patient,
whom he had tres'.ed with more force
The unlucky victim turned upoa alS
Whatl Five dollars! Why, yon
promised to charge me only one!"
I "Yes.' agreed tbe tooth-tucger
! cheerfully, "that In truth was my com.
trac". prioe lor the performance."
Well?" queried the tormented one.
"But you yelled so loudly that you've
scared away four other dollar pa
tients!'' A LONG CUT.
Jack Tour dog will never go for my
Klo Why not?
Jack I have cut his tall off.
Ko Welt, that will not make any
Jack Ah! but I cut It off up to his
CONTRARY! MY WORD!
Brown Your wife seems to be a coa
trary sort of woman.
Smith Contrary! Why. whenever t
ask her to darn my stockings sbe knits
Germany Is buiMina- clrht.r-elght war
vessel at the prtwnt time: France,
twenty-nine: the fnite.l States. Bftj-four'
an1 Holland, thirty-two.
"Have the goodness to circulate," It
the phrae used by tlie Madrid Doll.-
.-nan wnea be requests n.j to "nu-we
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