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are represented as having the power ting rubbed or damaged through the of reinoving hair. But the bair is not friction of the rail or steamboat. 5. destroyed by these means-the root and Never put your hat flat on the brim, that part of the shaft implanted within as it will spoil its shape; but always the skin still remain, and are ready to hang it up on a peg. 6. Never put shoot up with increased vigor as soon your hat, wet or dry, in front of ihe as the depilatory is withdrawn. The fire, as it will soften it, and throw it effect of the depilatory is the same, in all out of shape. 7. Before putting this respect, as that of a razor, and the your hat down, be careful to see if the latter is, unquestionably, the better place is free from spots of grease, beer, remedy. It must not, however, be sugar, etc., as these things often spoil imagined that depilatories are negative a good hat more than a twelvemonths' remedies, and that, if they do no per-wear, and are often very difficult to manent good, they are, at least, harm- remove. These simple rules will save less; that is not the fact; they are vio- a good hat for a very long time. lent irritants, and require to be used The Management of the Fingerwith the utmost caution. After all, Nails. - The correct management of the safest depilatory is a pair of the nails is to cut them of an oval tweezers, and patience.”.
shape, corresponding with the shape To Clean Hair Brushes. - As hot of the fingers. Never allow them to water and soap very soon soften the grow too long, as it makes it difficult hair, and rubbing completes its de- to keep them clean ; nor too short, as struction, use soda, dissolved in cold it causes the tips of the fingers to bewater, instead; soda having an affinity come flattened, and enlarged, and turn for grease, it cleans the brush with upwards, which gives the hand an little friction. Do not set them near awkward appearance. The skin which the fire, nor in the sun, to dry, but grows in a semicircle on the top of the after shaking them well, set them on nail requires much attention, as it is the point of the handle in a shady often druwu on with its growth, dragplace; or wash them in a mixture of ging the skin below the nail so tight as one part hartshorn and two parts to cause it to divide into what are water; this will clean them well and termed agnails. This is to be pre. stiffen the bristles.
vented by separating the skin from the How to Take Care of your Hat. -- nail by a blunt balt-circular instru. 1. Should you get caught in a shower, ment. Many persons cut this pellicle, always remember to brush your hat which causes it to grow very thick and well while wet. When dry, brush the uneven, and sometimes damages the glaze out, and gently iron it over with growth of the nail. It is also injurious a smooth flat iron. 2. If your hat is to prick under the nail with a pin, or VERY wet, or stained with sea water, penknife, or point of the scissors. The get a basin of clean cold water, and a nails should be scrubbed with a brush good stiff brush ; wash it well all over, not too hard, and the semicircular flesh but be careful to keep the nap straight; / pressed back with the towel without brush it as dry as you can, then put it touching the quick. This method, if on a peg to dry. When dry, brush pursued daily, will keep the nails in the glaze out, and gently iron it over proper order. When the nails are as above. 3. Should you get a spot badly formed or ill-shaped, the ridges of grease on your hat, just drop one or fibres should be scraped and rubbed drop of benzine on the place, and then with a lemon, and well dried afterrub it briskly with a piece of cloth wards; but if the nails are very thin, until out. 4. Should you be travel- the above remedy will not do them ling, always tie your hat up in your any good, but inight cause them to liandkerchief before putting it into split. your case; this will save it from get- The Hands. -- Take a wineglassful
of enw-de-Cologne, and another of wherever you can feel the pulse hontlenion-juice; then scrape two cukes of ing, as at the wrists. Keep these warm brown Windsor soap to a powder, and and the whole circulation in favorably mix well in a mould. When hard, it affected. will be an excellent soap for whitening Blistered Hands and Feet. -- As a the banda,
remedly against blistering of bande in To Whiten the Nails. - Diluted rowing, or fishing, etc.,or of feet in wallesulphuric acid, (wo drams; tiucture ing, the quickpat jg, lighting a tallow of myrrhi, one dram; spring water, candle, and letting the lallow drop into four ounces: mix. First cleause with cold water (to purify it, it is said, from white sonp, and then dip the fingers salt), then rubbing the tullow to the into the wilxture. A delicate hand in hands or feet, mixed with brandy or any one of the chief points of beauty, and other strong spirits. For mere tenderthese applications are really effective. neas nothing is better than the above
BTAINS may be removed from the or vinegar a little diluted with water. hands ly washing them in a small Fitting Boots and shoes to the quantity of vil of vitriol and cold water Feet. Whenever one procures a pair without evap
of new boots or shoes which do not fit To Preserve the Hands Dry for the feet uniformly, let the part or parts Delioate Work Take club moss of the upper lenther which set uncom (lycopodium) in fine powder and rub fortably tight be thoroughly saturated A little over the bande
with hot water while the boots are on Feet Wash. -- The feet of some the feet; then let thein be worn until persone naturally evolve a diangree the leather has become quite dry. If able odor. Wali them in warm water, by wetting once the upper leather (neg to which a little hydrochloric acid or not stretch so as to accommodate itself chloride ofilime has been added.
to the formation of the feet, let the GARTERS, by the pressure which process be repeated. In some instances they exert, retard the passage of the it will be well to wet all the upper arterial blood to the feet and prevent leather. But let it be remembered its return, giving rise to cold feet and that if boots or shoes are allowed to congestion of the head or some internal dry when not on one's feet, the leather organ. They frequently occasion en- will sbrink so that it will sometimes largement of the veins. (arters should be impracticable to get them on the be abolished. The stockings can be feet until the leather has been wetted attnched to the drawers, or kept in and stretchied. Bless you are other methods
. Tight When one has a pair of rather leary boots and shives are another almost boots, before the leather in oiled or universul mode of applying pressure, blacked, let the upper part be soaked resulting in deformed Teet, corna, for few minutes ini warm water, then bunions, etc. It also prevents the cir let the boots be worn until the leather vulation of the blood, and is another las become quite dry, after which wil cause of cold feet. Hhoes should be and black them, and they will fit the feet made to fit the feet, and not the feet far more satisfactorily than they can made to fit the fashionable shape of ever be made to fit without wetting the shoe, and should be large enough and drying while they are being worn. to allow the tree circulation of the To prevent the roles from shrinking blood.
they should be well maturated with Woollen Wristlets. A pair of linseed vil before they are worn, if warin wool wristlets is about equal to this is not done, they will sometimea an additional garment for keeping the shrink half an inch in length; this 405 whole body warm. The blood which counts for booth becoming too #bort the heart pumpe into the arteries with for the feet. each beat comes very near the surface The Science of Blacking Your
Boots. -- By a Member of the Boot- / ton sock, and keep the latter comparablack Brigade. - Don't do it in the sun- tively dry. shine, for it won't shine your boots. Effect of Flannel on the Skin.-The warmth dries the blacking rapidly Dr. Fox remarks that under the use and prevents a good polish. Boots, to of flannel, local heat is intensified, and retain their polish, should be taken itching often increased and kept up. off the feet and allowed to become dry | He gives us a practical rule: “Whenbefore polishing, and when this pro- ever you have a congestive state of cess is completed, they ought not to the skin, or any disposition to neurobe worn until the moisture in the sis, take off the flannel and place it, if polish has evaporated. If they are necessary, outside the linen; this will worn immediately the heat from the prevent any catching cold.". foot will force the moisture out through Why Run up Stairs ? --- We do not the polish, and cause it to assume a run in the street, nor in the park or dull appearance.
garden. Why then run up stairs, and Care for the Feet. – Many are then complain that the stairs are so careless in the keeping of the feet. If high? It is difficult to answer this they wash them once a week they think question; nevertheless, American peothey are doing well. They do not con- ple generally do run up stairs, while sider that the largest pores of the system foreigners are well satisfied with walkare located in the bottom of the foot, ing up. Servants frequently complain and that the most offensive matter is of the height of the stairs, and leave discharged through the pores. They their places in consequence. Houses wear stockings from the beginning to of six and eight stories are now built the end of the week without change, in American cities as they are in which will become completely satu- Paris and Edinburgh. Now, there is rated with offensive matter. Il health really but little more difficulty in is generated by such treatment of the ascending several flights of stairs than feet. The pores are not only repel- there is in walking a straight line, lants, but absorbents, and this fotid provided we take sufficient time to do matter, to a greater or less extent, is it, which should be about twice as long taken back into the system. The feet as we should be in walking the same should be washed every day with pure distance in the street. Walk up stairs water only, as well as the arm-pits, slowly, rest at each landing, again from which an offensive odor is also walk steadily, and you will reach the emitted, unless daily ablution is prac- top flight without exhaustion or fatigue. ticed. Stockings should not be worn RAZORS. - Engineers, as a class, more than a day or two at a time. were the first to head the modern They may be worn for one day, and "beard movement" in this country; then aired and sunned and worn but many may like to read the follow. another day, if necessary. If you have ing extract from a little work by Mr. cold feet, immerse them morning and Kingsbury, a practical razor-maker :evening in cold water, rub with a “The edge of a razor, a penknife, and rough towel, and run about your room every other very keen instrument, till they warm. In one month you consists of a great number of minute will be entirely relieved. All these points, commonly called teeth, which, red pepper and mustard applications if the instrument is in itself good, and are like rum to the stomach, - relieve in good condition, follow each other you to-day, but leave you colder to through its whole extent with great morrow. But if cold feet proceed from order and closeness, and constitute, by moisture (perspiration), cotton stock their unbrokeu regularity, its excessive ings should be worn over woollen ones. keenness. The edge of such an instruThe woollen stockings will absorb the ment acts on the beard, the skin, or moisture as it accumulates in the cot- / anything else, not so much by the direct application of weight or force, in to pass a piece of sewing silk under as being drawn, even slightly, along it the ring, and wind the thread, in because by this operation the fine teeth pretty close upirals, and snugly, around of which is consists pans in quick the tinger to the end. Then take the succession, in the same direction, and lower end that below the ring -- and over the name part of the substance. begin unwinding. The ring is certain My readers will be convinced of this to be removed, unless the silk is very if they will make the following ex- weak. The winding compresses the periment on their glove or their hand, finger, and renders the operation less as they like best: Let them hold diflicult. the razor either perpendicularly or How to Take Caro of your Watch. obliquely, and press on it with some In the first place, see that the key considerable force in a direct line from is well fitted, and do not carry it in right to left, and they will have no great your pocket, but keep it in some place reason to fear the consequences. But whero dirt or dust will not reach it, or let them move it from that direction- the dirt will soon find its way into the let them draw it toward them, or push watch, and injure it. Wind it slowly, it from thom, in the smallest degree, and at the same time every day -- ( in the gentlest manner, and it will in- good plan is to keep the key hanging #tantly make an incision. When they in tho chamber, and wind the watch havo made this experiment, they will overy night on going to bed). Do not be convinced of the truth of what I let the watch lio on its back, but hang have anscrted, namely, that in the it up in the same position it is carried operation of waving, very little weight in the pocket. Do not hang it against a and even very little force aro neces-wall, or other hard surface, or the jar nary." Tenco it follows that the best will soon spoil the watch. Heat ex• razor will have the teeth of its edge pands and cold contracts all metals -net almost as regularly as a good saw, a watch should, therefore, be kept at and that the best test in buying a an equal temperature. When carried razor is to examine the edge by in the pocket, it is in a moderately means of a strong magnifying-glass. warm place; it should therefore bo
This also explains the good ofloot on hung up in a moderately warm place tho keenness of a razor caused by when not worn. Do not move the dipping it in hot water, which necos- hands of a chronometer or duplex sarily clears the edges of any small watch backward; in fact, it is best not clogging substances,
to turn the hands of any watch backRemoving a Tight Finger Ring. ward, or forward either, to any extent;
It is seldom nocessary to file ofl'a | it had better be allowed to run down, ring which is too tight to readily pass and then wind it up at the time indithe joint of the finger. If the finger cuted on its face. If a watch runs is swollen, apply cold water to reduce too slow, take it into a warm, dry the intlammation, then wrap a small room, free from dust, open it carefully, rag wet in hot water around the ring, and move the regulator n trifle toward to expand the metal, and soap the the place where marked rast. If it finger. A neodlo threaded with strong runs too fast, move it a little to where silk can then be passed between tho markod slow. Move it as gently as ring and finger, and a person holding possible, and a little at a time, for it is the two ends, and pulling the silk better to have to re-move it three times whilo slowly sliding it around the in one direction, than to move it too periphery of the ring, may readily far, and have to re-move it back. The remove the ring. If the ring in a less a watch is opened the better. In plain hoop, this process is easy; if it tot, a good rule with a watch in 10 hay a rotting or protuberance, moro " let it alone as much as possible." caro will bo roquirod. Another method | Tho ubovo rules being attended to, and
the watch cleaned once in three years, the body is of full habit, the use of toby a good watchmaker, you will have bacco, he believes, leads to disturbed a good watch for life, if it was a good sleep, and in some cases may end in new one when you first received it. Teeth Set on Edge.- All acid foods,
BATXING.--If to preserve health drinks, medicines, and tooth washes and be to save medical expenses, without powders are very injurious to the teeth. even reckoning upon time and comfort, Ifa tooth is put in cider vinegar, lemon- there is no part of the household juice, or tartario acid, in a few hours arrangement so important to the the enamel will be completely de- domestic economist as cheap convestroyed, so that it can be removed by nience for personal ablution. For this the finger nail as if it were chalk. Most purpose baths upon a large and expenpeople have experienced what is com- sive scale are by no means necessary; monly called teeth set on edge. The but though temporary or tin baths explanation of it is, the acid of the fruit may be extremely useful upon pressthat has been eaten has so far softened ing occasions, it will be found to be the enamel of the tooth that the least finally as cheap, and much more pressure is felt by the exceedingly readily convenient, to have a permasmall nerves which pervade the thin nent bath constructed, which may be membrane which connects the enamel done in any dwelling-house of moderand the bony part of the tooth. Such ate size, without interfering with other an effect cannot be produced without general purposes. As the object of injuring the enamel." True, it will be- these remarks is not to present essays, come hard ‘again, when the acid has but merely useful economic hints, it is been removed by the fluids of the unnecessary to expatiate upon the mouth, just as an egg-shell that has architectural arrangement of the bath, been softened in this way becomes hard or, more properly speaking, the bathagain by being put in the water. When ing-place, which may be fitted up for the effect of sour fruit on the teeth sub- the most retired establishment, differsides, they feel as well as ever, but they ing in size or shape agreeably to the are not as well. And the oftener it is spare room that may be appropriated repeated, the sooner the disastrous con- to it, and serving to exercise both the sequences will be manifested.
fancy and the judgment in its preparaEffect of Tobacco upon Pulsation. tion. Nor is it particularly necessary - Dr. A. Smith states that tobacco- to notice the salubrious effects resulting smoking increases the rate of pulsation from the bath, beyond the two points in some persons and decreases it in
of its being so conducive to both others, hence there is a diversity in the health and cleanliness, in keeping up action of tobacco upon different consti- a free circulation of the blood, without tutions. He experimented with to- any violent muscular exertion, thereby bacco upon Dr. Dale, at Scarborough, really affording a saving of strength, and found that the effect of tobacco and producing its effects without any exupon him was as follows:- During the pense either to the body or to the purse. first six minutes of smoking there was WHOEVER FITS UP A BATH in a only an increase in the beat of his pulse house already built must be guided by of four beats per second, but after that circumstances; but it will always be there was a steady increase, and after proper to place it as near the kitchen smoking twenty-one minutes the beats fireplace as possible, because from increased to thirty-seven and a half per thence it may be heatėd, or at least minute. After smoking had ceased, have its temperature preserved, by the pulsations rapidly decreased. Dr. means of hot air through tubes, or by Smith states that tobacco-smoking acts steam prepared by the culinary fireas a stimulant like alcohol upon those place, without interfering with its persons whose pulse is excited. When ordinary uses.