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'The nails can be softened by soaking the fingers in olive oil for
, five minutes."
By Mme. Lina Cavalieri
T this season the complexion,
the hands and the lips be
gin to show the blemishes
caused by a long Winter.
The lips are liable to lose their
smoothness and redness, for the
Ekin of the lips is so delicate that
it shrivels and cracks under the In
fluence of continued cold. To keep
the lips smooth and prevent the
chapping and cracking, I advise the
UBe of this old and good remedy,
for good remedies, like good wine,
are apt to be old:
Beeswax, y2 ounce.
Olive oil, 1 ounce.
Place the two In a small stone
vessel or pan, with a handle, and
hold it over a lighted candle. Hold
it there long enough to let the bees
wax dissolve. While it Is still
warm apply It freely to the Hps.
Each time you use it be sure first
to heat It in the manner I have de
scribed. .At this time apply a lip salve fre
quently to the mouth, always be
fore going out into the cold air and
before retiring. If the lips tend to
look shrivelled, pat a little .of the
snlve Into the Hps several times a
day besides. This remedy, easily
made at home, admirably serves
the purpose: '
Rose water, 2 ounces
Olive oil, 2 ounces.
Spermaceti, 2 ounce.
Put all in a porcelain kettle and
let them simmer over a slow fire.
When cool turn it Into a jar and
keep in a cool place.
This Is another excellent salye:
Cocoanut butter, 1 ounce.
Castor oil, Vz ounce.
White wax, 2 ounce.
Tannin, 10 grains.
Color, If you wish, with a few
drops of carmine.
Do not use vinegar, alcohol, nor
other strong astingent, lor the Hps,
to redden them. . Do not pinch them
for that purpose. The last state is
worse than the first. Anoint them
with salve and very gently pat
them with the tips of the fingers to
stimulate the circulation. This is
all that can safely be directly done,
beside the use of a small quantity
of carmine in a pomade. The best
permanent way to redden tfle Hps
is to exercise, bathe and breathe
correctly, so that the circulation of
tho blood shows In the lips as else
where. Occasionally at this season I have
6oen fever sores. Anaemia may
cause these, or they may be the
aggravation of a simple sore or
scratch. Chiefly, though, certain
foods disagreeing with you may
cause them, for instance shellfish,
sausages or acid fruits.
These are sufficient, except in
Dip a camel's hair brush Into cas
tor oil and moisten the sore with it.
Or apply a littls collodion.
An old-fashioned remedy Is to
pass a needle through a flame to
sterilize it and with this extract
the pus. Then bathe the wound In
"How does thla noted healer, whoeurea
hla patient by touching; them, differ
from a regular physician?"
"Why, be touches them before b cure
Dolan waa digging- a deep hoi In the
ground on a very hot day. A minister
carna along, and, apylng Dolan at the
bottom ot tha hole, aaid:
"My dear man, ara you not afraid
the heat will affect your bralnt"
"If I had any bralna I wouldn't b
Sown here," aalj Dolan.
"Did that patient you were telling nia
bout respond to your treatment T" aiked
ifce doctor's neighbor.
'Not yet," replied tha phyalclaa. "I'M
tent him four b'lla already."
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medicated cotton, dipped Into warm
The hands are chief sufferers
from this season. Better make e
paste to spread over them at night,
after they have been bathed, and
before drawing on the old gloves
This is a paste in common .use
Powdered toilet soap, 30 grams.
Oil of almonds, 100 grams.
Eau de cologne, 100 grams.
Powdered soap, 1 pint.
Olive ell, 1 pint.
Mutton suet, 1 teaspoonful.
Put on stove and leave there until
they come to a boil. Let cool and
while lukewarm add a hall pint ot
brandy. Pour in a few drops o
your favorite perfume.
A simple way to soften the hands
that cold has hardened is to bathe
them In. honey after their scrub in
soap and water.
Hands are likely to redden under
the influence of the Winter cold.
This will keep them fairer and givo
them a more refined appearance.
Use oatmeal instead of soap.
Directly after washing the hands,
and when they are only partly
dried, wash them plentifully in
Glycerine, 2 ounces.
Ammonia, 1 ounce.
Rose water, 1 ounce.
The nails are quite sure to reveal
some of the Winter blemishes. They
will grow cracked and uneven.
This can be prevented by rubbing
cold cream around and over them.
They can be softened also by keep
ing the fingers Immersed In a bowl
of olive oil for five minutes or
longer every night before retiring.
Or strips of flannel dipped In oil
can be wrapped around them.
As the Winter advances the cold
begins to have a perceptible effect
upon the hair, which grows harsh
and brittle. As soon as this condi
tion shows, or, anticipating It, apply
this tonic after a brisk rubbing of
the scalp with the cushions of the,
fingers for from five to twenty min
utes, until the skin of the scalp Is
loose from the skull, and Is aglow
Beauty Questions Answered
D. L. writes: "Although a young
man I have always read with keen
interest and admiration your beauty
articles for women. I now take the
liberty to ask advice of you.
"For the past few years I have
been afflicted with thick lipe. This
is not natural, as I did not have
them when younger, but most prob
ably got them from playing a musi
cal instrument with a band. Is there
any way in which I can get them
back to their normal size? I w.ill
greatly appreciate an answer, which,
I am sure, will benefit many others
Doubtless you have beard the old
story of the woman who repeated
the words "prunes and prisms" to
make her full, relaxed lips smaller?
Absurd as the story sounds, there Is
at the bottom, as Is the case with
most absurdities, a foundation of
truth. Lips look full sometimes be
cause their owner has permitted
them to relax, giving him the' ap
pearance cf having a loosely hung
mouth. Keep the lipa tightened.
Determination will accomplish this,
as it will most objects we desire to
attain. Besides this training of the
muscles by a firm contrpreEiou of
the lips, full lips may be reduced to
smaller compass by bandages worn
around the lips at night Tie band
ages will be more effective if they
Sunday Bee Magazine
:af HIS is a trying season to women's delicate beauty. Mme. Lina Cava
1 r I, lieri says: "At this season the complexion, the hands and the lips
iiliJI Pn 10 hw the blemishes caused by a long 'Hnter." She gives
her usual sound advice as to how to remove these blemishes.
Cold air is a tonic to the constitution, but it is not a refiner of beauty. It
has a strong tendency to coarsen the s kin, lo make the hair brittle, to make
the eyes red and watery even to foster wrinkles.
Mme. Cavalteri publishes to-day some valuable formulae, the use of
which will erect a barricade against the onslaught of Winter. The comp -sation
of Winter is the fact that it enables one to lay in a store f oxygen,
sweeping clean the lung cells. Also to the woman inclined to stoutness, il
brings the benefit of that burning up of excess flesh that follows brisk exerci
in the out-of-doors in the cold months.
with renewed circulation. Kemem
ber that the blood Is the river of
life, and that the hair needs to be
watered by It as generously as any
other part of the body.
Sage tea, 1 cupful.'
Whiskey, 'a pint.
Quinine, 25 grains.
Steep the tea for a half day.
Strain It and add the whiskey and
quinine. It should be used daily
until the hair shows marked im
provement. The eyes are often weakened and
inflamed by the cold. This eye
water applied, hree or four drops
at a time, by an eye dropper
freshens and strengthens the eyes.
Be careful not to use more than
I have prescribed at a time, and
use only the clear portion.
Melted snow, ratn water or dis
tilled water, 1 quart.
Sulphate zinc, 30 grains.
have been well saturated with an
This astringent is one of the
strongest. You must yourself de
termine whether It is strong enough
to irritate your skin. If it Is you
must use another.
Camphor water Vz P,nt
Glycerine Va ounce
Borax 1-16 ounce
Witch hazel Is a mild astringent.
Any alcohol mixture has an astrin
gent quality. Tannin is a strong
astringent, but shoulj only be used
in a weak solution.
E. K. L. inquires: Wlll you
please tell me 'what to do for my
nostrils? 1 have noticed that they
are growing larger and that makes
my nose look broader. Can any
thing be done to make the nostrils
smaller or to make my nose a bet
Some persons with a wide flare'of
nostrils comfort themselves with
the theory that large nostrils sre a
sign of good breeding. They indi
cate, according to some students of
human nature, descent from a rang
line cf "good famiJy." There may
be some counter arguments set up
against this but to my mind it mat
ters little, at any rate. What Is
really consoling Is that large nos
trils are the sign of powerful lungs.
The wide nostrilled person haj
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largo lung space and Is practically
sure to never dio of cossumption,
although he may of pneumonia. If
you are young, and something In
your letter tetls me you are, there
is hope that you may train your
nose to be narrower and more
pointed. Coax it in that direction
by pinching It gently between, the
thumb and first finger many times
a day. I said "gently" because the
nose Is sensitive and rough usage
And Now It Is the
ROM the old Italian ballets that
filled the stnge with "premiere
assoluta," half a doe.cn stars
and a score or two of coryphees, all
in short, fluffy skirts and wearing
fixed smiles, It Is a broad leap to the
erformance of the Wlesenthal Sis
ters, who according to the Vienna
verdict represent the highest de
velopment of the dancer's art.
In between came Isadora Duncan
and her school of barefoot, Grecian
dancers; Maud Allan and her fol
lowers illustrating in the dance
such characters as "Salome" and
such abstract ideas as certain mu
sical compositions are supposed to
create; the Ruth St. Denis type of
East Indian and other exotic dances,
and the Russian dancers with their
wonderful portrayals of almost
every human motion.
The furtuer advance, credited to
the Wlesenthal Sisters, might he
described as "literary." These three
beautiful and graceful young women
are the daughters of a celebrated
artist, and are said to have placed
their art on a higher intellectual
plane than It ever occupied prior to
their advent before the public.
For popularity to captivate the
mass of theatre-goers their bird
dances were designed, and appear
to have well served their purpose.
Evidently the idea was borrowed
from Rostand'a play of "Chanto
cler," for the feather costumes worn
immediately recall the ben pheas
ant, though in the dance this plum
age, Instead of remaining neat and
pheasant-like, is decidedly, though
gracefully, fluffy. But even in these
bird dances It is said that the Wles
enthal Sisters quite amazingly con
vey to the beholder the charactet
and mood, as well as the plumage,
ot the originals they are represent
ing In short, give the dance a "lit
Urete, Elsa and Berta, the Wlesen
thal Sisters are named, and they do
not confine their professional ac
tivities wholly to dancing. For ex
HI set) U Roaerved.
'Study your face
closely at this
season, for it
may begin to
show the blem
ishes caused by
might permanently redden It. I have
before called attention to nose
clamps, which may be purchased at
some drug stores and beauty par
lors. ' I have also recommended a
coarse, blunt-edged wire wrapped
with flannel and bent to fit easily
over the lower part of the nose, not
too tightly to Interfere with breath.
Ing. These may be worn at night.
French and Spanish peasants, per
sons living and working on the
ample, while Elsa dances in her
character of "The Spirit of the
Wind," she prefers her muslo to be
furnished by Crete at the piano.
Meantime Berta recites to the audi
ence a pretty little story of the
moods of the wind as they are in
terpreted by her dancing sister.
This la a new departure with
dancers, which the Intellectual ele
ment In Vienna audiences are said
Berta Wieeenthal, Shown in Two Posea of Her "Bird Dance."
The Three Wiesenthal Sisters Who for Two Years Have
Been the Craze in Vienna, Borrowed Their Dance
from Rostand'a "Chantecler."
"Apply a lip salve to the mouth
farms, use clothes pins for this pur
pose. E. B. asks: "What will remove
wrinkles and blackheads?
Rest Is the best of wrinkle re
movers. Avoid those tricks of ex
pression which cause wrinkles. If
you frown when you talk or draw
your mouth sidewise when you
laugh, or create wrinkles about your
eyes when you laugh, stop so doing.
If you don't know whether you have
such bad facial habits, ask a friend
to tell you. Or If you don't wish to
do this study yourself before a
mirror. Before retiring study your
mirror to see where lines have
formed and gently pat cold cream
yor cocoanut, olive or almond oil
Into the parts where the wrinkles
Blackheads may be removed by
scrubbing the face briskly with a
face brush or wash cloth upon
which green soap has been poured.
When v the skin has been well
softened, press out the blackheads
with a comedone extractor or
squeeze them out between your
fingers wrapped In an old handker
chief or other soft cloth.
Steaming the face until the akin
is quite soft, then extracting the
blackheads as I have described, Is
another method. Always apply
some oil or rub gently In some cold
cream so that the treatment will
to appreciate very highly. When
Urete does her "Spring Song Gam
bol" Elsa does the piano part, and
in thla case Berta's little lecture
on the meaning of Mendelssohn's
famous composition may be ex
pected to fill a long-felt want for,
before going out into the cold if.'
leave no unelghtly holes or gaping
pores In the face.
O. L". M. asks: "I would be very
thankful if you would give me some
simple exorcises for the develop
ment of the hips."
8tandlng on one foot and swing
ing the other with a long, pendulum
like motion from the thigh, then re
versing, and so on, Is a good hip
developer. The exercise should be
slowly and frequently practised.
Rubbing fresh butter, lard, olive
oil or lanoline into the skin in that
region helps to enlarge the hips.
From Anxious comes thla request:
"What can I do to remove the
growth of hair on my face? It is
hard for me to use the electric
needle, because I have this fuzz,
which Is black' and very noticeable,
ou my cheeks, chin and upper Up.
The cost would be too bigh, and I
have too much of It on my face.
"Would pulling the hair out and
applying peroxide of hydrogen re
move it? Can you advise me of any
thing that will permanently remove
Science has discovered nothing
that will permanently remove hair
except destroying the root. This
electricity does, if skilfully applied,
and sometimes the experiment has
to be several times repeated. Using
the tweezers to pull out the hairs,
one by one, has been successfulry
used, but this, In the case of the
hair being thick, might lacerate the
face. Peroxide of hydrogen diluted
and applied often would bleach the
hair, eo making it less noticeable.
whatever musical enthusiasts may
say, Instrumental muslo presents
to the listener no concrete ideas,
tells no story or, rather, tells al
most any story you think it Haesi
While the Wlesenthal SlBters
wear simple and graceful costumes
on classical lines, they do not go to
the extent of appearing in their
bare feet. Sandals are the limit in
that direction. Their dancing is
described as wonderftrlly graceful.
Most of the moods they depict are
gladsome. Their faces are wreathed
in natural smiles and their move
ments recall the naturally graceful
gambolling of happy children par
ticularly in their dance together,
called "Spirit of Sunshine."
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