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THE HAIR.                                     523
through its hoop in order, counts the hoop. 12th. A player mast hit his ball fairly—not push it. A ball is considered to be fairly hit when the sound ot the stroke is heard. A ball is "pushed" when the force of the mallet is allowed to rest against it, and the ball propell­ed without the mallet being drawn back. 13th. A player may play in attitude, and use his mallet with his hands in anyway he pleases, so that he strike the ball with the force of the mallet. 14th. When the ball of a player hits the starting peg, after he has been through all the hoops, whether by his own play, or by being roqueted (subject to the provisions in law 10th), or by being croqueted, he is out of the game, which goes on without him, his turn being omitted. 15th. The clip is placed on the hoop through which the player is next going The clips are to be changed by the umpire, and are decisive as to the position of a player's ball; but if the umpire forget to change a clip, any player may remind him before the next stroke. Should there be no clip, a player is entitled to ask any of the players how he stands in the game. 16th. A player stops at the peg, that is, having struck the turning peg in order, his turn is at an end, and even though he should roquet off the peg, it does not count. When his turn comes round again, he plays his ball from the spot it rolled to after pegging. 17th. A ball is considered to have passed through its hoop if it cannot be touched by the handle of the mallet, laid on the ground from wire to wire on the side from which the ball passed. 18th. The decis-of the umpire is final. His duties are to move the clips; to decide when balls are fairly struck; to restore balls to their places which have been disturbed by accident; and to decide whether a croquet­ed ball is moved or not, in doubtful cases.
Terms used in the Game.—Roquet.—To hit another ball with one's own. Croquet.—To strike one's own ball when in contact with a roqueted ball. Mixed.—To have the ball in such a position that a hoop prevents the stake which is wished to be made. Peg. —To "peg" is to strike either of the pegs in proper order. Dismiss. —To dismiss a ball is to croquet it to a distance.
Treatment of the Hair.—Grease in all its varieties, is no stimu­lant, though it aids the growth by allowing the hair to escape from its follicles. Whatever is a stimulant to the skin has a similar effect upon the hair, the vessels ot the skin itself and of the hair follicles being closely connected. Hence it is that whatever blisters the skin will, in a less dose, stimulate the hair follicle to secretion, such, as cantharides, turpentine or ammonia. Soap is generally injurious