MESSES. EDITORS—I have seen in a late number of the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN directions for curing chapped hands. I have used the following for many years, and have recommended it to a number of friends, and wherever it has been used, the result has been all that could be desired :— Take two ounces of glycerine, and one ounce of rosewater, mix, and rub your hands well with it before retiring to rest. It is pleasant, agreeable, and cleanly, and its effects are truly wonderful; indeed, whatever business a party may be engaged in, it will not fail to effect a cure. The glycerine alone is equally as good, but the rosewater is more pleasant to use. WILLIAM NASH. Bmnford, Conn., January, 1858.