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"Erery woman it concerned about her shoulders, whether they
are too fat or lean."
'ME. CAVAUERI ha -named this the decollate season, be
IY1 cause so many girl and women are wearing, at this time, ' ' 1 v . ' !v "2
cause so many girls and women are wearing, at this time,
low-necked and short-sleeved gowns b the evening. In view
of this, her advice as to how to keep the hands, arms and noulder white
and smooth and of becoming proportions, neither too lean nor too fat,' is
especially timely. Every one may read this chapter in the beautiful prima
donna's instructive series with profit.
By Mme. Lina Cavalieri
AT THIS, which may be call
the decoMette season be
cause so many girls and
women are wearing low necks and
short sleeves, a chapter on the care
of the bands, arms and shoulders Is
But . even those who do not cut,
away their gowns at the neck, nor
amputate the sleeves for evening
wear, are considering the question
"How shall 1 take care of my
bands!" as well they may at this
time, when a draught ot cold air on
hands not well dried after washing
and supplied by oils or creams may
make them red and unlovely 'or the
rest of the winter.
To keep the hands white and soft
Always apply after washing them
and before thoroughly drying them,
one of the following.
Glycerine 2 ounces
Aromatic ammonia 1 ounce
Glycerine 1 ounce
Eau da cologne 1 ounce
At this time everyone should
know a good formula for a panto
for whitening and softening the
hands. Either of these should.be
spread over the hands after cleans
tng them and before retiring.
Large, loose gloves of worn kid or
rubber should then be drawn on for
the night. In the morning remove
the paste with cold cream or olive
oil and afterward wash them In
tepid water. A, few application
should wonderfully Improve them.
Even ut application the night be
fore a dance or dinner or any party
at which you want them to look
their best, will refine and Improve
them. TheBe are the pastes.
They are much In use la France.
The first three may easily be pre
pared at home. Here Is one:
Peel and boll four large white
heau's a conductor," the
And what is bis nameT"
The girlie smlleJ In a knowing way.
Ttob Nlchola, that's It" said she
Jones Yes, sir, that boy of mine Is a
piano-player. Why. he can play with his
Brown How old Is ee?
- Brown I've got a boy at home who
can play with bis toes, and he's only one
Molly holiday-making la the country)
j My, Mr. LUaU. do you mind If I ask
Tb Farmer No. my dear. What ta
"'ilolly What I want to know Is, when
you've finished milking Ua cow. how
de you turn ' ofT
The Scllly UUnds produce yearly
TOO tons of flowers for perfume mk-tna-
do x I f fX
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potatoes until they are mealy.
Mash these In milk, pouring In
enough milk for a fairly thick
paste. This will make enough
paste for both hands and arms.
Two potatoes are enough for
This Is easily prepared:
Chestnut meal , pound
Mix with enough milk for a
Another that Is simple to make
Pure honey t peund
Sweet almond meal . .V4 pound
Oil ef cloves 11 drops
Use only the yolks of the
eggs. Stir these well together
and keep Jar In a cold, place.
Still another paste is made as
Water .........2 quarts
Sweet almond meal. . .600 grams
Pure liquid honey.,.. 360 grama
Orange flower water... 23 grams
After heating the water pour In
the rest of the mixture and boil ua
til the quantity la reduced to one
halt its original quantity. Then
strain throngL cheese cloth and
keep In a jar in a cold place.
Another of the pastes used
so muck in France:
OH of sweet almonds 1200 grams
Grated white Castile or other
toilet eoap 100 grams
Glycerine. 180 grams
The nails are liable to crack dur
ing cold weather and to grow dull.
This paste rubbed on the nails with
a chamois will Improve their tex
ture and prevent cold weather brlt
tlenesa. Magnesia 10 grams
Glycerine 6 grams
Powdered carmine . 1 5 centigrams
But I promised to tell you some
thing about the care of shoulders
l" We Part for Ever!"
HER locks wera In wild dUorder. Her
face wm flushed, and her eyes
uiuiiing. She cluncnd and unclenched
her flng-ers In an agony of leapir. Un
let her looks boned hr, ue wa a
deeply Injured and deaparal woman.
Her Indication and sneer were etlied
tvlth keen despondency.
"Cruel one oh. cruel one I" the cried,
in ancuUhed tones. "1 have borne with
you too Ions I You have Injured me ;
you have tortured me. and yet I coulu
not bear to Slve- yoti up I
"When firet we rne, how your ease and
polish attracted tne !" lie continued.
"When you became my very own, how
tny friends envied nwl Out your under
standing l too email for my &rce soul I
rou have ruined my atandinf In aoaiety I
If we had never met I might have walked
In peace I Ho now besone I U part for
There came a moment's convulsive
breAthlng, a gritting of teeth, and a
harp sigh. It waj all over. The trag
edy waa ended. By sn almoit super
human effort she had pulled off ner new
THE leading actor of the Bunvllle
Touring Company was Interview
ing the proprietors of the only hotel
In the town.
"What are your rates! he asked.
Trom two dollars up." answered the
owner of the establishment.
"Dot don't you make say profes
sional terms?" the leading man In
quired. "I am playing here to-night
at your theatre."
Oh. you're an aetor, are your
"1 am," the leading man returned,
confident now that a reduction would
-Well, then." the proprietor eald.
slowly but Srmly, "in thai uase It'll b
lo Uollarn down!"
"1 confess 1 hd i uiiuaieiand waat
your baby's saying."
"It's a Queer language, lin'l lt
Yes. sort of early English."
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"Excessive gTowth of hair on the arms can be removed
by pumice stone paste." -
and arms. Every woman Is con
cerned about her shoulders, whether
they are too fat or too lean.
It too fat they may be made thin
ner by persistent application of this,
used at night, when it should be
well rubbed into the unduly bulky
part of the shoulders.
Glycerine 160 grama
Alcohol; 46 grams
Grated white castile soap
Iodide of potassium.. .10 grama
Distilled water 8 grama
Oil of lavender 25 drops
If toe thin, this applied In the
same way to the arms and shoul
ders, should make them plumper, as
well as whiten them:
Almond oil 2 ox.
Olive oil 2 oz.
Tincture of bsnxoin oz.
At this time the skin ie liable to
look, and to be, rougher than
usual. A slight rubbing with a
pumice-stone brush Improves this
condition, rf the appliostlon Is fol
lowed by applying cold cream.
Cold air quickly dries the skin by
drawing out Its oils. If your arms
are too dry apply cold cream or any
pure perfumed oil plentifully at
night before retiring, rubbing it In
If the arms are disfigured by an
excoss ot balr this is worth a trial:
Dilute oxygenated water
Rose water 1 gill
Place strips of old muslin or
linen in this mixture to soak. Wrap
the soaked cloth around the arms.
Tin the compress tightly with a
safety pin and leave it on for a
quarter of an hour. This Is more
conveniently done at night, but ap
plications every morning and eve
ning will more quickly bring the
result. Sometimes this leaves the
skin of the arms irritated. If so
be sure to apply cold cream at once,
rubbing it profusely Into the parts
to which you have applied the
Beauty Questions Answered
Q. F. C. makes inquiry: "Will
you kindly advise me what kind of
soap a brunette with an oily skin,
inclined to acne, should use? Is
castile soap an irritant to such a
I'ure castile soap Is not irritat
ing to the skin, but I advUe tho
use of soap only at night before re
tiling. I advise you to sprinkle u
few drops of ammonia in the water
In which ou bathe your face. Af
terwards rinse the face well la cool
or Cold water. Occasionally dut
In? the face with oatmeal or bran
after washing, or even using bran
or oatmeal in the water, will help
to rid you of the greasy look of the
These washes-should serve your
purpose well Apply to the face af
ter bathing It or cleanse the faoo
with it after coming in from out of
Elder flower water '.i pint.
x Tincture of benzoin 'i oz.
. ' Borne persons troubled bv sn oily
skin moisten the face often with
In Winter there Is often more a
noyance from perspiration vnder
the arms than In Summer, because
the cold often checks perspiration
frftm ithr nnrrt at rnA hodv. ana
the armpits become the chief ventsly
ror it. uo noi try to stop tne now
of perspiration at this point Seri
ous injury might follow.
Wash the parts dally with alum
water made in the' proportion ot
Pulverized alum 1 oz.
Alcohol 6 oz.
Dust beneath the arms often with
Always air your garment after
taking them off for the night. Never
bang in the closet a gown which
you havo worn during the day, but
let It air well tor the night, turning
down the dress about the shoulders
so that the part that covered the
armpits is freely aired. Also
change frequently the dress shield.
Wash them in warm water, Into
which a few drops of ammonia have
To develop the arms that are too
thin, or to reduce the arms that are
too tat, to tne standard which Venus
de Milo would have set had her
arm survived, exercise as follows,
taking up any books that do not
weigh more than a pound. The ex
ercises should all be very slowly
Lift th books until they are on a
level with the shoulders, the arms
being extended rigidly st the sides,
with elbows unbent.
Lift the books, bending the el
bows until the books rest beneath
Lift the books until they rest
upon the shoulders.
Still holding the books, drop the
arms to the sides.
Repeat all these until the arms
Should one arm be weaker than
the other ext'rclne it alone, as well
as with tbe other ami. After the
arm exercise rub the arms briskly
one of the toilette or aromatic vine
gars with bay rum or roae water or
cologne. , ,
11. j. writes me: "Will you kindly
advise me what to do to restore
blond balr that is turning dark? I
should like also to know something
that will mako the hair fluffy.
There is a tendency toward a
darkening of the balr as we grow
older, and this Is far more desirable
than what sometimes happens the
fadlug of the hair Tbe hair grows
dark, we are told, as we grow older,
since there Is greater accumula
tion of iron and sclphur in tne
Blondes have successfully kept
their hair light despite the ten
dency of the . darkness-bringing
years by washing it in warm water
to which hss been added for each
quart of water one ounce, of blear,
bonate of soda.
This Is also a favorite ot blondes:
The Jules of three lemons.
8alts of tartar 1 ez.
Warm water 1 qt.
Keeping the bnir dry by wtekly
n ... . .
Mme. Una Cavalieri.
shampoos encourages "flufflneBS."
A. B. asks for a tonlo to be used
with massage to stop the falling of
This Is an old but good remedy:
Alcohol 4 oz.
Castor oil... 1 oz.
Oil of bcrgamot 10 drops
The oil of bergaroot is a strong
perfume and may be omitted It de
sired. A. M. complains of enlarged
pores on the nose. Bnthlng the
nose frequently with witch hazel
has corrected this fault, thougn
scrubbing it with warm water and
liquid green sosp is better. This
removes blackheads, after which
the pores usually contract.
M. C. asks anxiously: "Will you
please print a formula for some
A Cure for Snoring
O, the thumb-screw apparatus pictured nere is
not a relic of the Inquisition. It Is the very
modern Invention of an Engllwh clergyman and
Is designed to cure the habit of snoring In church or
If you are one of those unfortunate persons whoso
fsrally Includes an Incorrigible, abandoned snorer,
whose case has resisted every other remedy, you will
welcome this latest of innumerable efforts to abate
the worst nuisance you know of. Indeed, you prob
ably will be disap
pointed to learn
that this new rem
edy Is painless.
Tbe Rev. A. Allen
Barratt, Vicar of
Clay gate, England,
Inventor of the ap
paratus, says it is
to wear the objtct
is not to punish, but
to silence, the
snorer. Of course,
the snorer ought to
bn punished but
most persons will
doubling be satisfied
to have him silenced.
As dirt bus been defined as "matter out of place,"
so snoring might be explained as "misapplied vibra
tions." When the snorer Is awake he seems to have
the Kame command of bis throat und nasal passages
tbat decent and I tw abiding persons have at all mes;
but no sooner dois ho drop into tlumber than every
thing loofe In those passages starts to flapping like
To keep the hand white and
washing and before thoroughly drying them."
kind of a tonic, whether cream or
lotion, for a red noset 1 don't
reslly know what is the matter. It
Isn't red all the time, only when I
am out in the cold, or when I get
really excited, or my stomach la
upset I think it Is poor circula
tion." So do I, and you must look well
to your clothing that It la not too
tight. Loosen your stays, your
garters, your sleeves and your col
lar and wear larger shoes and
stoekmgs and gloves. Avoid rich
and spicy fooda,
Bathe the nos frequently In
warm, almost hot, water.
Inflammation often causes red
ness ot the nose and In some cases
It has been reduced by spraying the
hobo freely with sn atomizer con
taining the following:
Hydrozone .'.... 1 tablespeonful
Tepid water 1 pint
If the nasal linings are extreme
ly sensitive. Increase the amount of
water to weaken the mixture.
O K. fks: "Please tell me how
to take a red spot off the Up. It
looks like a scratch. I don't know
what caused it. I have often cov
ered the spot with powder or chalk,
but It was ot no use."
Go at once to a physician and fol
low his advice. . ,
II. It D. sends this appreciation:
"Your articles are the most won
derful I have ever read, and I have
adopted all the suggestions I have
been able to apply in this small
town. In consequence I have been
greatly improved in Health and
form. Will you advise me what I
should do for a growth of super
fluous hair on two spots on my
face where there have been fever
bllstersT I should like a remedy
that will prevent the hair ever re
turning." Even electrolysis, the surest
treatment, does not assure this. For
even by the electric needle the root
of the hair Is not killed, and unless
It Is killed the hair will continue to
means do so. If not get a pnysi-
clan's advice about it. I hesitate to
advise any strong depilatory on a
spot where there may still be some
Inflammation. Better the hair than
eruptions that may develop into
some serious affliction. If. how
ever, you and your physician ar
willing to take the risk under the
. , i ii . .i i' ' r ii ! h.
Nostril - Expandlnsr, Anti-Snoring Device
Invented by an English Clergyman.
oft always apply a lotion after
this may be au-'
Glycsrlnsted starch.... 1S grams
Pulverized starch...... IS grams
Estenoe of lemon 15 drops
Apply this lightly to the skin.
Scrape oft with any dull Instrument
ss soon as the skin begins to smart.
Anoint the face with cold cream
te relieve the Irritation.
Safer, though not so powerful. Is
this, which will weaken the balr
and lighten Its color. Unless the
hair be very strong It will cause
much ot It to fall Wash the arms
Peroxide of hydrogen 1oz.
Ammonia. 1 oz.
L. P. aeks what may be done for
disfiguring pufflnes of the skin be
neath the eyes
Rest the eyee as much ss possi
ble, and while resting cover them
with tight muslin bandages that
have been wet In the following:
Pure glycerine 1 oz.
Tannlo acid 20 grains
Apply this by means, of absorbent
cotton or a small camel's . hair
brush. Tannlo acid is a strong
astringent and should draw the re.
laxed akin together and give It tone
and smoothness. Very light pinch
ing of the relaxed skin stimulates
the circulation and so gradually
makes It firmer.
J. II. L. asks: "Kindly let m
know how I can prevent my facs
from flushing unbecomingly."
First, be forgetful of self. Sec
ond, be careful about your diet. Dc
not eat greasy nor spiced nor high
ly seasoned foods. Leave off tea
and coffee and all stimulating
R. L. Q.: "I am very much
troubled with perspiring feet and
hands, which are a great bother.
Will you advise something?"
My physician baa Informed me
that some cases of excessive per-
applied to the palms and soles Will
relieve the unpleasant condition:
Bay rum.. 2 fluid oz. ,
Tannlo acid . .4 grains
If the perspiration haa a strong
odor permanganats of potash in
proportions of one-quarter ounce to
a quart of warm water gives relief.
on the clothes line with audible re
sults that no waking human being could achieve and
live. ' '
Tbe most criminally guilty of all enorers are those
who sleep on their backs with their mouths open. In
deed, it is Impossible to snore with real success while
breathing through the nostrils exclusively the only
natural way. As a matter of fact, persona with open
and clear nasal passages, through which the air flows
readily In and out, seldom breath any other way and
never snore to tbe
extent of making
publio and private
nuisances ot them
selves. Noting this, the
Rev. Mr. Barratt
constructed a de
vice that would me
the nostrils during
sleep snd render
breathing In the
natural way so easy
and pleasant that
the snorer would
find that he had
been cured in spite
A metal bar which rests on the upper Up connects
two attachments wbloh resemble miniature sugar
tongs, each fitted with a thumb-screw to expand or
contract it Thesa, Inserted In the snorer's nostrils and
properly adjusted, solve the problem. The vlcar-ln-veutor
declares that any sleeper thus decorated cannot
possibly emit any nasal sound.
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