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CLIFTON AND THE LAWRENCES.

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A GRIEVANCE OF BRITISH SHIPOWNERS.…

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I THE BETTING EVIL.

THEFT OF CANNON. I

AN IMPUDENT THEFT. I

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ICAMPAIGN AGAINST THE JEWS.

Ecclesiastical News. I

The Chinese Labour Problem.

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German Foreign Policy. I

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Lord Windsor on Chinese Labour.

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ThePollard Case—Result.1

DAINTINESS AND DIGESTIBILITY.…

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ISOAP NOT A MODERN PRODUCTION.

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I SOAP NOT A MODERN PRODUCTION. The first distinct mention of soap now extant is by Pliny, who speaks of it as an invention of the Gauls; but be that as it may, the use of soap for washing purposes is of great antiquity. In the ruins of Pompeii a complete soap manufactory was found, and the utensils and some soap were in a tolerable state of preservation. The Gallic soap of eighteen centuries ago was prepared from fat and wood ashes, particularly the ashes from beechwood, which wood was very common in France as well as in England. Soap is spoken of by writers from the second century, but the Saracens were the first people to bring it into general use as an external cleansing medium. The use of soap is thus described: When examined chemically the skin is found to be composed of a substance analogous to dried white of egg—in a word, albumen. Now, albumen is soluble in the alkalis, and when soap is used for washing the skin the excess of alkali combines with the oily fluid with which the skin is naturally bedewed, removes it in the form of an emulsion, and with it a portion of the dirt. Another portion of the alkali softens and dissolves the superficial stratum of the skin, and when this is rubbed off the rest of the dirt disappears. So that every washing of the skin with soap removes the old face of the skin and leaves a new one, and were the process repeated to excess the latter would become attenuated.

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