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A correspondent from Sheepshead Bay, a place celebrated for the size of its mosquitoes and the number of its amateur fishermen, recommends the following as a very good mixture for anointing the face and hands while fishing:
Oil of tar. 1 ounce. Olive oil. 1 ounce. Oil of pennyroyal. ½ ounce. Spirit of camphor. ½ ounce. Glycerine. ½ ounce. Carbolic acid. 2 drachms.
Mix. Shake well before using.--Drug. Circular.