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THE BABY BARBER.

DRESSING FOR BOOTS.

POT POURRI.

"HOW TO BE B FAiu rifu L.

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"HOW TO BE B FAiu rifu L. HINTS FOB THE LADIES. A Mrs Dean, an American lady, has just written a book called How to be Beautiful; Nature Un- masked." The printed synopsis of the contents of Mrs Dean's book is exceedingly striking. Here it is :—" How to have a beautiful complexion. How to remove and prevent wrinkles. How to grow thin. How to grow fleshy. How to preserve and strengthen the eyesight. How to improve the hands. How to have a beautiful form. How to wear corsets, and why they are not injurious. How to have a beautiful foot. How to be'sensible' How to be agreeable and fascinating.' How to be distingue and self-possessed. How to prepare cold creams, toilet water, and hair-washes." An APT ANECDOTE. In her first chapter, Mrs Dean dwells upon the tendency of married ladies, under pressure of house-hold concerns, to neglect the cultivation of their persona! charms. She illustrates her homily with a story. Thpre came once to the studio of the author, to sit for a portrait, a woman of society, who was beautiful without the reason being apparent They became intimate, and Mrs Dean learned the secret of her patron's beauty. The lady had married a law student in her youth. Her sole ambition was to make his home beautiful. In the pursuit of desirable law books and bric-a-brac, she neglected her own person. Her complexion became muddy, her hair and dresses did not harmonise, she wore common-sense shoes, the length of her sleeves were not regulated to show to a nicety the curve of her wrist and forearm, and she went so much without corsets that she was exceedingly uncomfortable when necessity obliged her to put a pair on. Her husband was elected to the United States Senate. In Washington she suffered poignant anguish by reason of his devotion to the numerous beautifal women who abound in that capital. After due weeping, she went to work to renovate herself. She took up bathing and exercise and studied dress and deportment. The upshot was that, in six'months, she was not only a social power, but the embodiment of health and beauty." MRS LANGTRY'S SECRET. We lbarn from Mrs Dean's informing pages that Mrs Langtry, to whose complexion all concede the palm takes a cold plunge every morning. After a thorough rubbing she wraps herself in blankets and rests twenty minutes, drinking her coffee or chocolate meanwhile." It seems to have be in Mrs Langtry who, first among the women of Christendom, took to wearing veal cutlets for tne complexion. It is said Mrs Langtry was heart- broken," Mrs Dean writes, under the head of wrinkles" at the ravages our severe climate made upon her exquisite skin and after hunting in vain for something to stay the progrese of the fine lines she saw making their appearance, she accidentally heard of a remedy used by the Persian women to ward off wrinkles-namely, to cover the face with thin slices of raw veal. She immediately sent for the veal, and was'not at home' for the following two hours. Since then she has been using veal twice a week, and finds it a very success- ful nourishment and tonic for the starved tissues. To PRESERVE FERNS. Clean blotting-paper, or even newspaper will do for pressing the leaves you wish to dry, or you can buy botanical paper for the purpose. The plants must' be carefully arranged between these sheets of paper, as far as possible in their nataral position and none over-lapping others; ther must then be put into a clothes press or under some heavy weights. They must be looked at at least once a day while drying, and arranged on fresh paper, out of the way of their own juices, or they aie apt to lose their colours and become mouldy.

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