ART AND LITERATURE. MR. SMYTH'S memoir of William Terries deals with his career in intimate detail. His real name, of Course, was William Charles James Lewin, and h;e was born in St. John Vwood, his father being a bar- rister, who did not, however, practise much. Young in Had: &n tTdventurous turn.' went &T sea* for » time, and visited the Falkland Islands. Beginning as an amateur actor, he took to the stage, at Birming- ham, in the year 1868. He jjlayed Chouser in The Flying Scud," and got 18s. a week for doing so. There is a preface by Mr. Clement 6c#tt, wHo is very ■tppreciative of Terriss a9 the man and the artist. IT is probable that the "Life" of R. L. Stey^nson on which Mr. Sidney Colvin has for some ti»^ been jngaged will be piiblishe'd during the auiqmn season.- It wil oe looked for with keen interest by many, for Y, or in spite of the talk about t;he waning popularity of Stevenson's books it is only the fickle public, jtHe public'that forgets to-day what it read yesterday— Lisually very wisely, if unintentionally--t at is likely to relegate Kidnapped" and The N<}w Arabian Nights to the less accessible shelves of the bookcase. MR. G. COCHRANE KERR'S Drawings of Sherring- ham and the Norfolk Coast" are at present to be 3een in the galleries of the Fine Art Society. Mr. Kerr is an artist with considerable vivacity of touch, and with an appreciative sense of atmospheric refine- ments. In Norfolk he has found ample material of :he kind that suits him best; and he has treated it with a great deal of power and judicious variety. some of his best drawings are those in which he has been occupied with cloud forms, and with effects of light and colour.' In these his. skill is dietinctly appa- rent, and the freshness and adaptability of his method are seen to best advantage. A LARGE book. treating of the cross in tradition, history, and art is about to be published. The con- tents were prepared by the Rev. William Wood Sey- mour, an American, who had made the subject a study. He died, however, before seeing his manu- script into print, a task which was taken by his executor. The first chapter gives the story of the cross, prior to the Christian era, in Africa, Asia, Europe, and America. Other chapters deal with types of the cross, its legends, the early forms of it in use, and the doctrinal teaching of the Crucifixion. There are, many illustrations, the frontispiece being a picture of an ancient Irish cross. Miss ROSE BARTON, ;ftn Associate .of the Royal Water Colour Society, is holding, at the Clifford Gallery, an exhibition of water-colour drawings of London subjects. Thev are for the most part well- handled interpretatipns of familiar points of view in various districts, and are interesting as much for their associat ions as for their artistic value. St. Paul's from Cheapside," "Full. Tide, Chelsea," Evening in the Green-park," and Queen Anne's-gate," may be selected as typical examples of the artist's method and as agreeable instances of the opportunities which London offers to the painter. Besides the street, views several studies of child life are included in the exhi- bition. c MR. JOIIIT HOLLINGSHEAD ifnished his "Chronicles of the Gaiety Theatre" somelittletiine ago, and the book may be expected immediately. The idea has been t'o tell the history of Gaiety: Theatre from the beginning, in particular its many personal asso- ciations. Mr. Hollingshead was so intimately identi- fied with the establishment of the theatre that his book is largely an autobiography. the 'dramatic pro- ductions of the'Gaiety have been; an infinite variety, and almost all our notable actors and actresses have at some time appeared on its stage. There is evi- dence of this in the illustrations, which include por- traits of Sir Henry'Trving, Mr. John L. Toole, Mr. Edward Terry, Madame Sarah Bernhardt. and Mrs. Kendal. Messrs. Coristabfc anhbtihCe flW book. IN the Magazine of Art appears the first instalment of an account of the Academy show, and a criticism by M. Ferand Khnopff on the New Gallery. Among this other articles in the number are "John Chariton" by Mr. M. II. Spielmann, The Queen's Treasures of Art" by Mr. F. S. Ilobinson, A Great Goldsmith Lucien Falize," by M. Henri Frantz, Coloured Windows" by Mr. 'Aymer Yallarice, ánd-n. kindly and appreciative biographical note, by Mr. G. A. Storey, on the late P. H. Calderon, which is accom- panied by many reproductions of the artist's works. A short account of some recent sculpture by Mr. Alfred Drury is also given. A photogravure of Mr. Charlton's picture After the Battle: Sedan," is used as the frontispiece. I AN interesting.disepvew of Xgpqr first exhibited work "has just been recorded* Tnis early production of the famous artist is a drawing of the Arch- bishop's Palace at Lambeth, executed When he was a lad of 16 or 17, and shown at the exhibition of the Royal Academy at Somerset House in 1790. The pedigree of the drawing seems to be beyond dispute, and:, apparently,^the history of its adveztturescnn be exactly traced. It was found by the present owner among a collection of odds and ends in the shop of an Essex furniture dealer. MR. F. MARION CRAWFORD is now writing a work .on Italian history''which will contain the most interesting stories and legends of that country from the earliest times to the present. He is also writing a romance which will deal with the times of the' Sfebond Crusade; and particularly with St. Bernard, for whom Mr. Crawford has a great admiration. The scene will be laid in England Italy, and Palestine. THE Summer Exhibition at the Goupil Gallery in London consists" mainly of French and Dutch pic- tures, but there are portraits by Hogarth, Reynolds, and Kneller, and Air. J. M. Swan's "Edge of the I Jungle" displays his mastery in the delineation of animal life. Gathering Seaweed," by James Maris,, is remarkable as being out Of the usual range of his subjects. A fiat beach, an open sea, and a cart are the simple elements of a tall picture flooded with, sunlight. ^Israels is well represented, especially by When One Grows Old," a woman crouchi.Qg over a fire. There is a VIArtetieristic Afauve "Oxen Ploughing," and works by Blommers, Van Soest, and other Dutch painters. The French contingent con- tains several exquisite Corots, a forest scene by H. Rousseau, and another by Diaz.. Some superb pastels by Lhermitte, a harbour scene by E. Boudin, a very beautiful." Banks of the .Oisi, by Da,ublgny, and a Breton woman, by Jules Breton. Among the Bar- bizon pictures is placed a small landscape by Mr. a I Peppercorn. The broad, vigorous work of Jongkind, and two large water-colours by Hagemans, are note- worthy. IN his Songs of Action," Mr. Conan Doyle not only shows a fine sense of the swing and spirit of the best pttriotic and pathetic ballads, but finds opportunity for the expression of the vigorous fancy which he has long since shown in prose. Military heroism, as in The Storming Party," the excitement of sport, as in The Farnshire Cup," or the tragedy of the sea, as in "The Home-coming of the Eury- dice, are very vividly realised, and the metrical quality of the verse, if occasionally somewhat hard, is very frequently wholly admirable. Accuracy is not perhaps a supreme merit in poetry, but the writer of this note," who from the beach watched the Eury- dice sail into the snowstorm which concealed the catastrophe as with a screen, can testify to the fidelity of the poem to the phenomena of that sudden and terrible squall. THE lecture delivered by the Duke of Argyll at Inveraray last Christmas, entitled "What is Science?" has been reprinted. It states with much eloquence the view of Evolution held by those who recognise the gre*t importance of the work 0f Darwin and his disciples, without accepting the Agnostic conclusions based on it by such teachers as Huxley and Spencer. THERE has been acquired for the British Museum Reading Room a facsimile of the original manuscript of Bret Harte's poem, The Heathen Chinee. THE volume to be issued under the joint AUSF)ices of French and Belgian journalists and men of letters as a tribute to M. Emile Zola will shortly be pub- lished in Brussels. Its contents relate almost entirely to the (in)famoiis trial, of which it will remain a per- manent memorial. Mme. Severme traces the h,story of the proceedings, and, in addition to full reportSj there appears a list of protestation which includes over 12,000 names. Various authors comment after their own particular fashion. Amofig others M. 'de Pressense refers to M. Zola as un sdblime chr&ier,' and Maurice Maeterlinck recalls Sieves memorable phrase, "lIs veulent être libres et ils ne savent pag 6tre justes."
"WHAT'S the matter with Bumps? lie looksi though he had no friends left." Went- out the other night and serenaded an empty house for three hours. Didn't know tl. t her folks had moved." TilAT book will repay PerusaI Is- that so When I started in. on it I had insomnia dread- fully 'b»fc after reading it two tny. sdlf sleeping like an infapt. •:
HOME HINTS. ): KNIVES .will take a brilliant polish if rubbed in powdered charcbdl. GIIEASB stains on light cloth dresses may be re- noved by rubbingr 'with sgirita af dhjoi-ofarm.. RED GRATE BARS.—Before cleanjng in the usual way, rub the red parts with a raw onion. To USH UP DTTY (PRUSTS.—Put them in the kitchen oVen until golden-brown, grate on ordinary grater or roll with a rolling-pja. sift through small tin Btrainer cn fish for frying plunge into boiling fat. BvsSlAS"SAnAn.^One pint as pie jelly, one carrot, one turnip, one beetroot; boil these till tender, and cfet out, with a rotind cutter about the thickness and size of a crown line a mould with aspic, and when get. lay-in the vegptabfca alternately; set again' with jelly, and if on till the mould is full; when set turn on to a dish; take a tin of haricots verts; lay this ,round the dish with some of the aspic jelly, chopped te up in small pieces, iind sprinkle over the top. IF borax is used instead of washing-powder, it will remove stains, and make the linen a beautiful colour. DETICATH IRBTAW CTTRRY.—One onion, one ounce of butter, one cupful of milk, one slice of bread, eight 11 aweet almonds, two eggs, half a pound of cold cooked m6at, one teaspoonful of curry powder. Slice and fty, the onion in the butter, soak in the milk the slice of bread, grate the almonds, beat the eggs, mix all well together with the meat and the juice of a lemon. Butter a!pie-dish, and bake in not too hot an oven. Serve with boiled rice separately. SiloItTBRF,AD.-One pound of flour, 10 ounces of buttter, and two ounces of castor sugar. Beat the butter to a cream, then add sugar and flour, and beat till smooth; roll out to about threefquarters of an inch thick, and prick it well; bake in a good oven for about half an hour. FLUFFY CAKES.—Mix together, With half-a-pound$" of cornfloui-, ^iirfi^ir-bf a^d«ha of castor sugar and a teaspoonful of baking-powder. Beat six ounces df batter to it -Weltin, and a d th-it gfaSually; the" above ingredients; then two eggs, well beaten, and, lastly, a' little essence of vanilla or almond. Bake for 10 minutes in buttered tins. CREABM> CLOTHING.—-When clothing becomes wrinkled from packing or other cause, the wrinkles may be removed by hanging the garments overnight in a heated room. Spread the clothes over a clothes- horse as smoothly as possible. THE majority of people aro too sensitive on the, subject of letting pure air into sick rooms, where ah abundance of it will prove not only of immense benefit to the sick one, but be "the safeguard of the whole household. Direct drafts of air upon the patient are always to be avoided, unless, perchance, it is a case of suffocation, when air .in quite vigorous motion about the patient is what lie most needs. But -s there are ways toTifeep the best of air' in a' sick room without putting* me patient in any peril, and ways that will prove the means of getting him out of peril from confined, inaerated contagion. Certainly, if the rest of the house is filled with good air, it may enter from this source and do much to purify and disin- fect a sick room, a point never to be neglected. TREATMENT OF A STYE.—This painful and dis- figuring affection of the eye is generally due to poor- ness of blood. Take a good aperient draught. Then bathe t'h'e eye with warm water constantly until the local inflammation is relieved. To CLEAN DRIED GRASSES.-Make a lather with half a tablet of soap, pour over it about a quart of boiling water. When the mixture is luke-warm hold tho gt;hss in the Mt hand by the Btehi, dip into the water, and squeeze through the right hand several times; rinse well in tepid-clear water, then dry Lhorough!y,'iMt too near the fire. TAPIOCA CREAM.—Soak half a teacupful of tapioca two hours in water (enough to give a chance to swell), then drain, and stir it into a quart of boiling milk. Codk^until the'tapioca is well dissolved, and stir into it three well-beaten yolks of eggs, a teacupful of sugar, and a little salt; after boiling a few minutes, or until the eggs begin to stiffen, remove and add vanilla; beat the three whites etiff, and stir them very lightly into the tapioca after placing it in a dish. To be eaten cold. PLENTY or AIR.-People who live by rule, and who are not afraid of fresh air in their rooms, even at night, live far longer than those who disregard these things. ? Fresh air seems to be looked 011 by some men and women as their mortal enemy, and the rest of us have to suffer in consequence of this t mqr1::id terror to an open window. Girls especially sutler under eucli circumstances, and pale cheeks and [ dull eyes are ifliz-cft:,btrbe6in6-df Mék- of propSr Air to live in. FISII CUSTARD.—Have a filleted fish about three pounds (tertWer efod ffirwHiting). Lay it on a buttered dish, pepper and salt to taste; then sprinkle over it one breakfaatcupful of breadcrumbs; place wriall pieces of. butter over the top, beat up an egg in a p 1, breakfastcupful of milk, pour this gently over the fish. Bake in a moderate oven for about half an hour. This forms a delightful dish for breakfast or high tea. CUURIED EGGS.-Boil six eggs 20 minutes, shell and 9. cut them into quarters. Have ready several pieces of toast and Imtene quarter of an egg on each piece. Boil half a pint of stock and thicken it with a little flour arid one teaspoonful of curry powder and the' juice of half a lemon. "Boil four minutes and pour 1 > over t he eggs and serve. THE PHILOSOPHY OF EGGi.-The usefulness of eggs as foods depends very greatly upon the mode of cooki ing. When boiled in the shell the outer portion of the white-becomes nruch hardened, and is of so solid a character, being quite, destitute of pores, that it is digested*;with extreme slowness, and hence, is not fitted for children or persons of weak digestion. The 1 use of egg8 in pastry and cakes depends partly on their nutritive value and partly on their rendering the paste more tenacious and so retaining- the gases and vapotiti that by expanding jnake the paste light ija the process of cooking., < RAIE.( £ !lean, skin, and cut the fish in slices, which roll and tie round with string, having ready some highly salted water. Put in the fish and boil until done. Drain weM, remove the string, dish Md serve with caper sauce. ■ DEYII.I,ED.. CHICKEN.—Take two cupfuls of finely chopped eooked chicken, two-laweapoonfulsof butter. two tablespoonfuls of bread erumbsj half a cupful of cream, two hard-boiled eggs, three drops of ouioa extract, two tablespoonfuls of chopped parsley, salt and pepper, to taso. Melt the hutterv add the ,bread crumbs and-creamy stir-until the mixture >s -heated add tke eggs, the yolks and whites pressed through a sieve, fheparsJey and seasoning; mix well; iake from the fire, put in shells or individual soulile dishes, cover with greased bread crumbs, and brown in a quick oven. Curry powder and other seaSOll ings may be added at will, AN. excellent way to wash serge (any colour), ia to boil a pennyworth of bran in a very large sitticepftn- ful of water for.,& day'; then strain and wash the material in the^^bran water, running a white thread round grease spots or other particularly dirty parts. When well cleansed hang in open air to dry then press well with hot, iron, and the serge will look as good as new. NDRSERY NOTES.—Broth made of chicken or mutton, with stale bread toasted and broken in. is a safe and perfectly wholesome dinner for children when they are first weaned. Nursery windows should be left open at nights now the summer months have arrived, ■and • they should also be allowed to remain open iwlittle. at the top and bottom all day. Only put the required quantity of food into baby's bottle at each meal, and if any is left after, wards throw it, away, as itijs excessively unwholesome to allow a child to take food that-has been standing any length of kime screwed up in the bottle. Com- paratively speaking, a. ch^ld lives lpilch faster than a grown-up person, its blopd flowing more rapidly; ,every stimulus operates more powerfully, not only its constituent, parts, but its vital resources also are more/soeedily consumed. If possible to help it, never let children be awakened from fleep with a sudden .noise or in an impetuous manner, as it is extremely injudicious and hurtful nor is it at all right to carry them from a darliened room at once into a bright light, for the sudden impression of light, de- bilitates. tl# organs of .vision and "lays the seed, of weak eyes. FAIRY PADDING—One pint milk, four eggs, three- quarters of an ounce of .gelatine,,a little vanilla, rind of a lemon, dried, cheeries and citron, five Savoy biscuits. Make a good custard with milk and eggs and the flavouring; add gelatine while hot. Have a mould wetted with cold water, and lay at the bottom as many dried cherries And citron as will cover the mould; next the biscuits (sponge cakes); then pour in the custard, which is sweetened to taste, and then stand till. cdJ: Then turn out and pour over the fqllow:inv'Sáùce: One cupful of apricot jam, half a iteacupfiS of water, two tablespoonfuls of brandy, togefKer cold, and pour over the pudding.
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A MILTON RELIC. Thanks to the courtesy of one who claims to be a collateral descendant of INIIlton-a descendant from Milton's brother Christopher—there now lies before us (says a writer in the Daily New?) an authentic Milton relic. It is a little tortoise-shell case, some 4in. long, Ilin. broad, and half an inch deep or 2 thick, containing tablets, three ivory leaves, and a pair of dividers other contents—a pencil and a pen and three other things-having been lost. At the bottom, which is of steel, there is a nearly circular raised part, which was need by the poet for sealing his. letters. Presumably the poet bought it, or was presented with it* perhaps, by one of the best of fathers, or that mother, whose well-known charity began no doubt at home, though it did not end there; perhaps by Mistress Mary Powell, before or after their relation- ship was so sadly overclouded, or by the Lady Mar- garet Ley, the honoured Margaret of his,-Cotirtly ponneti; but one might go on for ever conjecturing donors—^before his blindness became complete, which it did 111,1062, when be was about 43 years old. It is a dainty little article, just such as Milton's refined taste must have approved and appreciated. And wa may picture him with it often in his hands in his Alder-cafe and Birbiin, n days, or when resident at Whitehall. To think that these tablets may once have had written on them from time to time notes on the, many ifubjects that occupied his quick and versatile mind in the busiest and intensest period of his life—on the Prelates and their arro- gancies, on that burning question of Divorce, on the Freedom of the X-ress, on Education, on some poli- tical matter which the Secretary for Foreigm Tongues was to handle in his, choicest Latin,, or, what is yet more interesting to imagine, on the great poetic design which he was fondly cherishing in the midst of all those other claims upon his time and attention, which, however against the grain, he did not think himself free to neglect or ignore; for, to quote his own memorable words, "-Nwre it [what he felt called on to do] the meanest under-service, if God by His Secretary. Conscience enjoin it, it were sad for me if I should draw back for me especially, now: when all men eifer their aid to help, ease, and lighten the. difficult labours of the Church to whose service by the intention of my parer^ and,friends I was destined of a child and in mine own "resolutions." But subsequent owners, gencrations.ago^ rubbed out ajl traces of commen- tarifs that would have so profoundly interested us, ana possibly enabled us to see some masterpiece, or some part of a masterpiece, in the making. The tablets are pretty well clean now, except that the hand of Time has slightly discoloured them. On one is written 1727," tbe.year in which Milton's widow died, but it may have been written long after that event; and on ariofher Mr. Richard Lovekin" seems legible followed by what we take to be alias Cock." Who Mr. Richard Lovekin was we learn from anaffidavit that providentially lias accompanied, andstill accompanies,$iis interesting souvenir of one of the greatest Englishmen. This' document runs thus: "I.Richard Lovekin1 'of. Namptwioh [now Nant- wich], in the county of Chester, do affirm and will make oath, if need be, that a tortoise-shell case con- taining a pen, pensil, three leaves of ivory, and a pair of dividers, and a fish-skin case in which is con- tained ivory leaves [this fish-skin case does not appear to be Extant], late in my possession and now the pro- perty of, Josh Massie, were given Tie by my aunt Mrs. Milton, widdow of Poet M-Jton, sometime before her death, who informed me that both of the cases above-mentioned belonged to her deceased hus- band Mr. Milton, and that he used the raised oval at the bottom of the tortoise-shell case as a seal; also that he did intend to have his own coat of arms engraved on it. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this first day of October [originally "September," but the September is crossed out], A.D: 1742." RIC.IID. LOVERS." So this tortoise-shell case can be traced back to Milton's third wife, Elizabeth nle Minshall, who we know belonged to a Cheshire family living at Wis- tasfon-, 'a village lying some two or three miles east of Nantwich-between Nantwich and Crewe. To Nantwich she retired shortly, after the poet's death in 1674, and there spent the 50 years and more that: she survived him. From some of Milton's biographers she has received scant courtesy, or rather sca'fitfju'sl ice; but for-all that she seems to have been a kindly and an intelligent, woman, though, probably enough, not fondly loved by her step-daughters or her nephews in-law. Her intelligence is vindicated by Aubrey's account of his conversations with her, and herwifelu kindness by the nuncupative will and certain evidence—ths avidence of her two maidservants—given in support of it: His Betty go the poet called her—seems to have carefully tended him, to have "made much" of him, m his growing infirmities, and, in particular, lo have prepared for him such dishes as his delicate appetite found palatable; and, a3 the document before us shows, she kept by her till near the end of her own long life some memorials of a union-it lasted 11 years—which will certairily preserve her name as long as English literature is loved and studied.
A TELEGRAM from Constantinople states that although the evacuation of Thessaly lias been com- pleted the Turkish Government will ask the I owers to grant a short delay in t lie transportof the guna and munitions of war. A sum of £ 200/XX) has been ordered by an Iradc to be paid to the Oi-.entol Rail- way Company out of i1- Greek war indemnity through the Ottoman Dank. (JTEOP.GK, dear, you remembei that, lovely side- board that was so cheap. WeU, I ve discovered a plan to make room for it." How, my dear ?" By taking a larger flat." EDITOR: "One cf my fair subscribers wants to know how to change the colour of her hair." Caller: What would you say ?" Editor I shall advise her to marry some nice young man and reform him." WHAT about that Indiana woman who is going to kiss every man who vctes for her for mayor?" "I shall have to see her before I can tell whether sll4L is working for her party or against it."
--f:lliK11!.f MAHK-fcANB. — Wheat is fully 2s easier. TIJM -Mlpp!y "ó r "liönlgrown is still light,t: tmd" traded sbeokod; English^White nominal at 43s and' red at 40s to'' 46a'. Arrivals of foreign are' on a liberal scale, and the" demand makes slow progress, No. 1 hard Manitoba now quoted at 45s 6d ex-ship; 46a landed; Northern spring, 44s 6d e'x-ship, 'WI! landed; Californian, 46s landed; StMith TtttssiaM, 40s to 42s ex-IJftfp; dcife'rcTing* to quality; Chiliab noifKrtW: -ladian No. 12 club ruling at 37a to 3. The market for flour retrfains inanimate, -^ippftee being plentiful, and quotations are ^fcn'erjilly Is TO 0 easier. London Millers' AssdciaHon have agdlp lowert-d pKtiea. Town household, 38s; and whitjf, 41s per sack..Of country hiakes, patent?' quritfecl at 40s roller, 86s to 88s>; and' stort^, 33s a 35s ^nerican first ^atente/- 86s! Jtb 36s Erst bakers, 30s:6d to nfl"set\(md; 27s to 29s ^'Californian nominal 34s tp 35ai1pi#ISS«arian. 42s to-tŒ;j"'ärid French abont>38s tp -3>t' sack. Ikiljftf neglected, and fully 6d easier. -Od<rtssHv 16s teJOs 6d ex ship, 17s ex quay. The MnprovsHMtSt Noticed in the demand for oats last Friday has ".(Ie further progress, and the recent de- 11 n cline-kas'^een- recovered. American mixed clipped tield "fort 15B 6d cx shif; undipped, 15s 6d to 15s 9cl'; and whrte clipi)ed- 168 3d tolG8 6d, ex Siiip., Both arrivaht andshipmefits cdntinue limited. Mfiizte. meets with little attention, being 6d easier on thiy week. ,whI're ak#ivalft: fi#& still on a large scaja. AmerJ&m 'AtittSS* 1$« 3d»'5t# 15s 6d ex-sh^>v; Odessa, 17* #d ex-quay, art#' Danubian nominalv Beinsidqiv*t, ,ttit steady; :Barbary, 19s 3301:1. Egyptian spiks,tOs 6d ex-milk Pelts remain iscarce-)and iv6iiiiiiat.! Maples cjHoted at 32s to 3;: Canadiarh-wMte,$Ss landed?* ~Al i LOlII Msrrfi'O—Trade' "for both prime anchsecond qualities was of a slow natwfft! and Erices fell Id to 2d per 8Jb,> tli#ltetter being particu- irly weak.. Fat bi)]l§ .wefe easier,,sales being forced. Fat butcbjring cows in lighter supply and better •denj^anSs ruled steadier. Scotch quoted 14s 2d to 4s 4d De;vCin.B, 4s to 4s 2d Norfollis, 4s to 4s Id thorjtiiorns; 3s 10d and fat cows. 3s 6d. Irish selcc- tion^co.nsi sWd e: it iviy of store beasts. Sheep pens were welL+iilled. ajia neat weights were in continued request at steady rat¡;. heavy sorts being, dujl and weaker— 7! to 8-stone Do wo. wethers, 5S 4d 9-gtone,5s,2d.; 10- 8ton 5s to 5s.2d 10-stone half-bredg^s 6d to 4s 8d; ll-ston^iHaiupshires, 4s 4d to 4s 6d; 12-stone Lincolns, 4s Od to 4s 2d; 10 stone Down ewes, 3s 8d to f8r I-Od. Lambs quiet 'and 2d rlojver 5-ston$ffet Bttwns, 7s Od tt> 7s 2d | 6-stone half- bred ditto, Wi 2d tu 6s 4d 'per 81b. sinking 'the offal. No caHts or pigs bSered. 1 Milch cows, E15 to £ 21 per head Coarse and inferior,quoted^. 4d to 2s 10S"; second qualify ditto,.3^o 3s ed^^nd.firsi ditta;4s to 3d pfcoa'l-se knd ^nfejior sheip <$§ted 2s 13d fo 3#6d f- Second quality ditto, 8ft* to 4s 60; firstdiVfo, 4p(8d to *5s 4di' inf$ftor lamb#, 5s *Sd—to i5t'40d ^Pisecdnd qitalit^ditt'6, 6a to 6s lQd jfo 7s 2dj?er$h £ *1 SuririftftHn) MAAT. —"Moderate ? si^)pliesJ ;ere offed 1f\etq.genedny stcn.dy dertumd. arrivilk "incliide;d niotlera'te supply of English; abouf140" Liverpool sides, 1400 hind-quarters and 600 fore-quarters AiilQrican refrigerated. Scoich beeif, 3s 8d to 4s ;"T'>uirlis7i, 3s 4d to 3s Cd American, Dgptford-killed, 3s 2d to 3s 4d;' Liverpool, 2s 10d to 3s 2d American, refrigerated, liind-quarfers, 3s Od to- 3s 6d; average, 3s 3d; fore-quarters, Is 6d Wls'Sfl; aveftige, Is 7d; Mutton: Scotches 4d 16'58' Od;En,lisli wethers, 4s Os to 4s 4d e^es, 3s Od to 3s 2d Argentine, 3s. Lamb^ English., 5s 8d to 6e; Veal English'f4s Od.to 4s 4d Dutch, 3s 4d tp. Si 8d. 'foirk: English,3s 8d to 4s 2d; and t)utch, 8d to 4s poi,81b., 1, 1 I, POULTRY ASD GAME—Supplies were very short, and with an improved demand tradel-uled brisk. Fowls Surrey, 4s !o fis"J fersssex, Ss to'4s od-'Essex, 2s 3d to 2s 9d Welsh, 2s 0d~to"2s 9d Irisfy Is Gel to 2s 3d; Aylesbury duclfll'hgs, *s''63 to1 3s 6d goslings, 3s 6d to 4s 6sJfowK; Is "9d dftto'ducks, 2s Od; ditto':partridgc:s; 3d: to IGd.iårne'.ditw;' l's 2d' to H"6d each'Australian ditto, 8s 6d to 10s 6d per dozen; feathered t>igepns\. -^d'; Sitttf "Bbf'ded.'frx,lid' 'to''Is' 4d; fat quails, Is 3d to Is 6d; nibdimri ditfo, 103 ditlo live, 8 each English new-laid eggs', 6s G3'per 120. UILLINGSGATE FiSHr^Gfood ■ supplies" "\fere avail- fl.blef'&nd.expe.}'jeed a good inquiry. -English salmon, Is lOd; Scotch,' Is 10d to. Ik Irish, 18--»0 wis rod grrrsgj~"r"aa "to "salmon trout, Is 6dtblls 9d; soJes; lOd to Is 2d slips, 6d io'Sd'f i^d thtillef" Is to Is 6d; dories, 2d to 4d per to 9s brill, 6s to 8s; halibtrf, 4s 6cf to 5s'V lefnOn sole^, fis 9d to 5s; plaice, 3s 6d to 4s 6d per stone; steamer ditto, 24s~ to 28s per trunk; Aberdeen' dit&. 27s whiting, 3s to 7s; gurnet, 5s to to;6s Itale'. 8s; skate, 10s; cod, live, 12s to 18sr- dOOd,.8sM I2s!]rer box; English mackerel, 8s to 109 per 60; fresh haddocks. 4s to 10s per trunk; ,loose; lfiJRfer'tiiVirf; eels, live," 18s to 20s; dead, 12s to 18a p^r/a^aft; lobsters, 9d to 2s each crabs, I6s to 18s pePPIam per; Dutch oysters, 8s French, 6s per 1.00; u winkles, 6s to 8s; whelks, 4s per bushel; bloaters, 2s Bd~fcr 3s"; kippers, 2s to 2s 6d per box; smoked baddoclcs, 2s to 8s per dozen; whitebait, 6d to 9d per quart; sTirinrns, 8s per bushel. WIVITECRIAPEL IIAV AND STRAW.—Superior picked "hay. 80srto 84s; good hay, 72s to75s inferior, 60sta '70s-;1 biest cloVer, 90s to 96s; good clover, 80s to 86s;, inferior, 60s'to 65s; and straw, 28s to 37s per load. W«oi„—Though some report a little more cbecr-, fulness in this branch of trade, there is in reality but littfe change! Under the depressing conditions -which have obtained of late, any slight alteration is reafMy seized upon as the harbinger of better things, and' m doing so there is every excuse for those who are interested in the business. There is, m realfiy, BO refison to anticipate much change rea y,, -.i3o 1!1 at present, but more business will presently havp'to be done. The wool fairs will, as uspal, be held, and there are always some who must, for some reason or other, part with their growths. As English wool is scarcely wanted, the difficulty will be to fix a price acceptable to buyers and sellers, and will yet afford the former a chance of a pront. though stocks are not heavy, the clip will. by coining upon a market which does not desire an:jj;crease, and in which no speculative spirit exists at the (present time, At York this position of things waa: reflected, and lower prices were talked of, best liogg being quoted about 9s per stone, and wether 6d to., Is under Spinners still reporf most unsatis- factorily of their markets, and of the impossibility .of making both ends meet, the very firmness which .they are --couipellect to assume proving an obstacle, to busi- ness. Downs, 8d to lOd; Kents, Sd; half-breds, Sd.. sd CDVrqT GARLEX. — Apples, Tasmanian, cases, various, comprising Stunner. N.Y. Pips., Adams Pear main,. Sc., Nonpareil, F. Crabs, &c., 14s to 20s; aprrcots, per box, Is to Is 6d; bananas, bunch, 8s to 12s; cherries, per box, Is to Is 6d; ditto, sieves, 7s 6d to 10s pecks, 6s 6d to 10s; figs, per dozen, 3s to 7s grapes, English, Hamburgh, per lb., Is 6d to 2s 13d ditto, Channel Isles, per lb., Is 6d to 2s; ditto; Mbscats, per lb., 2s 6d to 5s; gooseberries, per sieve, 2s to 8s 6d; melons, each, Is Cd to 2s nec- tarines, per dozen, 8s to 15s peaches, per dozen (ac- cording to size), 8s to 15s; ditto, second qualitv, 4s to -8s; pines, each, from 2s 6d to 5s 6d; straw- befrtf^s, fer lb., 2s to 4s; ditto, second quality, Is to 2s asparagus, English, natural, home-grown, per bundle, 3s to 4s ditto Worcester, Is 3d to 3s ditto Eng'ish spri'C, bundles, 6d; ditto, ditto, foreign1 Vic?o.< large, 7s 9tl ditto Argenteuil, 4s 6d; ditlo ditto. Montauban and Ararions, Is 4d to -s 9d; ■ 110 artic'nolces, Globe, per dozen, 6d to _s; beans, Eng- lisK (Dwaf-f), lb., lOd to Is; ditto Channel Islands,, pe?;iW,'Is;'ditlo ditto French, per lb., 45d to M beetroots, per bushel, 3s; ditto ditto per tally oi b J, 4s to 5s broccoli, per dozen, Is 6d to 3s; ditto crates,. 7a to 10s cabbage, open, dozen, 6d; ditto open, per taflj^. Is to' 2s; ditto, bushel, 4d to 6d ditto pots, open, oa; cauliflowers, English, per dozen, 4s to 6s; cress, dozen punnets, Is 6d; coleworts, or greens, ^er bushel, 3d to 4d carrots, in bags, 2s; di £ to.' ditto, new, bunches, per dozen, 6s ditto, ditto; ditto, round, per bunch, 6d; celery, old, per bundle, Is ditto new, Is 6d; cucumbers, per dozen: 2s to 3s; endive, new, per dozen, gd to Is; garlif, per lb., 4'd horseradish, foreign, per bundle. 9d to Is; leeks, new, dozen bunches, 2s lettuce. F cabbage, home-grown, per dozen, 9d to lg ditto; cos, score, 8d to Is 6d, ditto, French, per dozen. 2s 6d marrows, veg., per dozen, 8s to 9s; mint",Pel dozen bunches, 2s to 3s mushrooms per lb., 6d onions, Egyptian, bags, 5s 6d to 6s ditto, green, per dozen buncnes, Is 6d to 2s 6d; paisley, per dozen bunches, Is 6d to 2s; peas, English, sieve 5s ditto, ditto, bushel, 8s to 10s j ditto, French, flats, 2s 6d to 3s 6d potatoes, Channel Isles, kidneys, per cwt.; Sa 6d to 9s 6d; ditto, Malta kidneys, per cwt." 12s to 13s.; .ditto, ditto, round, per cwt., 10s; ditto, Cana^; kidneys, per cwt., 10s to 12s; ditto, Lisbon round- -per J>. nU nt.ire tó:za Bdt-radishes, round, jvj dozen bunches (home-grown), Is to Is 6d ditto 11 ditto, per tally, 4s to 5s rhubarb, per dozen, home- grown, J^Jtural^ Js pd UH^S 6idt; salad^all^nwncts. per dozen.^ls 3d; .fih^llots, ney^^unfches, per^dOzen. 2s 6jJ; spinach, spring, per bushd, 6d to Is f ^'nia- toes,English, Ib., 6d to 8d ditto, Channel Isles, per lb., 6d 6^d; ditto, Canary a^p boxes, 4s Gd; lb., 6d tÐ 62"d, ditto, Canary; debp boxes, 4s 6d; tur.nips. JWw, French, pisr banclr-; 6d to 6d; water- cress, per dozen bunches, 4d to 8d. Boaoi QH Hor.—The tone of tI market remains very quiet, and only a very limited amount of busi- ness is passing," but stocks being very small tend to support previous currencies, which will now be governed by the prospects of the growing crops. East Kent and Mid-Kent Goldings quoted 9as to I ]Og Weald of Kents, 90s to 110s Sussex, 90s to 100s Farnhairvs and Ceuntfy FomhaHW-, ^0s to 110s and Wornsters, 85s to lOfjf^fier cwt. Trade in Conti- nental parcels continu&r very limited, but prices re- ii iin without any alteration, which of course is due 'O'ftic fact thW8fo'cka-«re-^veryiwhaH. "Bnrgur.dies re quoted f^<Mtt '75S^to 90s, and Bavarians, Halle- i; ns, and Wurtemburgs from 85s up to 110s, iccording to quality and colouri- Advices re- •eived from Continental sources"Teport that hc iiiarkobs there,Ape very dull, -and prices in -;ol,le, instances barely maintained. Last week's sales at Nuremberg came to A^QjjocjpetB, mostly good medium rt s, with prices ranging from 90s up to 120s per cu t. The temperature and weather of the past week Jli;^? not been altogether favourable, to the hop plaint, met. in addition a strong attack of fly-blight in all districts pas required the attention of growers, some i^^ihoni'RAve" already :W&tn6riced the usual remedy of washing. With ordinary fine weather, no danger at this early period need be appwshended. ^EED TRADE .—Occasional small sowing orders still nrtfp in for tares. Some large crean hempseed offers it a tempting figure. Florida velvet beans realise .I1:tlf a crown per lb. PeaStuiti haricots keep steady. Iliti,tard and rapeseed aTe firm. — CATTBE.—A large show of store beasts, but trade very slow. Fat beasts A large supply e-es unchanged. Fat sheep: A large number, and :'ju'r tfrade. Stores: Sonre-goo'd lots shown, but met ,If)iv trade. Lambs: A large slioni- prices as last week. Fat pigs: A very slow trade.- If-,iy and strawli Short supplies. Beef, 6s to 7s mutton, 3s lOci to 4s Sd; lamb, 8d to.9Jd_; pork. 5s.Wt<3s., 2 2 KICADING CATTLE,—The market was well stockfcd. tLst beef made 4s to 4s 4d; isp.condary, 3s 4d to •is 8d. Mutton sold at 4s- 8d tcx.^s 2d f, or b, 3s -1d 9 4s 4d for secondary. Ilfmbj^Prices ranged frojii 03 4d to 6s 8d for best and 5s 8dto 6s for second d::ry, Prime veal, 5s to. 5s 4d secondary, 4s to 4s fid stone. *5 Co^H. BCT^EE.—Primest, 76s per cwt.; prime, 7Is firsts, 76s; seconds, 74s.; tliirds, 73s; fourths, (.'>>s.' Mild cured: ChQices; choice, 74s; supcrlln^ 78s fine, 74s mild, Ztsy choicest boxes, 79s freib (er, 78s to 7a-s. s GifbisnY Fian.—'Sup^Jy and demand gobtf. '"Brills? Gd to 7d per Ib.^ipod, live, 2s 0d to'4s0d-; dead, Is to Is Od eac; salt, 8s per cwt,ppdling%. 8s to 11 per box crabs, 4s 6d per score halibut,' live, Cs tc 7s Od; dead, 4s 6d *<a' 5s 6d per stone; liaeU ■.locks, 32s to 40s;.pg^Jkit ;= round, 8s to 14s per box": simian, 3s Od to 3s 3d per stone hake, 2s Od to Gs each ^L&tch# ^SM0D. to.I"s Od.iw box iing) dead, Is Od to 3s Od each; lobsters, Is Cd per 1". mackerel, 4s to 5s per score; American oysters, ■is 3d English, (^s 6d Heligoland, 6s per 100 pJalce, VS Od to 5s Od per stone; roker, Cs t. i-Js per score soles, lid to Is 2d per lb. lemon. '1 io Cs Od per. stone salmon and grilse, Is 3d tc Is Gd per lb.; skate, live, 2s 6d to 4s; dead, Is Gel io 3s each turbots, 6d to 8d per lb.; whitings, live; 6. per score; dead 3s 6d to 4s 6d per stonij; whelks, 3s per wash ice, Is 8d per cwt.
LEVEE AT ST. JAMESIS. The Prince of Wales held a Levee on behalf of the Queen, at St. James's Palace, on Monday afternoon 11 s Royal Highness drove from Marlborough IIOUSQ ty St. James's Palace at two o'clock, under.escort QÍ I a detachment of Life Guards. A fairly large crowd collected in Pall-mall to witness the arrival of tliei ::aval ^nd miliUiry officers for presentation^ ^11101^ l!:qse exercising the right of entry by the Ambassa-; dors'-gate were several diplomatists and politicians, mi, lulling the United States, French, Spanish, Aus-j i rian, and German Ambassadors, azid -Lord -Sal i sbii ryi :ind several members of the Cabinet, including -A-tri I' li^ui bcrkiin, the Lord ChanoeIIor, arid Morcl George; rT:¡iItol1. The Trince of Wales was supported by iiio Duko pf Coijnaught. o » D ,r .■■■:• ■' • i. '■ -1". i
SCENE IN A RAILWAY ',1 iv CAHEIAGE. /X (-ase which. Judge Bagshaw described as oi'great: in parlance to the public and railway companies was sposed of at iritchin 'on Monday. Mr. P. OJ i 'pton,. a. civli was > simamoned by il.e Great Northern Eailyv^y for ;2s. 6d., in rupcçt of the repair,, .of,,4.carriage window,.•' broken • in December last Eit'Vimbury-p-,irk Station under the following circumstances Two persons tried to force thew. way into a compartment already full, those inside obJedNl,"nnd the defendant, ivhq>;wa%,ftne of thein,. heid tlie-door. Tlle.tw,.o per- sons outside pvilled the door partly open, and thenlet it go Suddenly^ .;with .Ike result that tlie glass was broken. One of the iiiea hi^d paid half the damage, and the defendant was sued .for the other half. The jhdge held that the defendant was justified in what he did, and Judgment was given in his favour, with costs. Leave to appeal, was asked for and gr anted.
IMUHDER OF A GAMEKEEPER, r -It, Aberavon Police-court on Monday, Joseph ILu'rie, of Maesteg, was -charged with the wilful i.jurder of a gamekeeper named Robert Scott, on iiiursday night, of last week. Henry Jones, with whom Harris lodged, was charged with being an a« ceg.=;ory,. after the fact, and, Mary Williams, a Hi o-ried woman.living. at SaitoLaie. Tarbach, Talbot,. was also charged with being an 1 i.cix.«sory„after the fact. Its is alleged that, the last- named received' Harris ihto her house on the Thursday night, and next went to Maesteg to obtain at Harris's lodgings a change of clothes for him. Inspector Jennings asked for a remand, which was granted, and-the three prisoners were removed to Swansea Gaol. The funeral of the murdered man took place on Monday evening at Neath. Tli ere was a irtrge :vitendance, and a deep public sympathy was shown. The ponds are being dragged for the coat and gun of the accused man.
CLYDE SHIPBUILDING WAGES. Die demand of the operative engineers on the Clyde for an advance of wages has not yet been ad- justed. -IThe Engineering Employers.' Federation has offered a farthing per hour advance, to come into force on August 26, but the men, while no doubt willing to compromise matters, claim that the rise should take effect on July 1. It would appear that the other Clyde shipbuilding employes are to have the full five per cent, advance from August 1, and the engineers are inclined to regard this as a dis- crimination.
LEAD POISONING IN THE POTTERIES. More representations are to be made to the, Home Office from medical men in connection with the ques- tion of lead poisoning in the Potteries. It will be suggestedtfrat injury frorfi lead poisoning should be brought under the Workmen's Compensation Act, compensation being provided for in those case's ia which the glazes used with the- lead, are not of an innocuous character. This'suggestion is quite out- side the proposals contained in the recent report of the medical experts. •
MAN AND TIGER FIGHT An extraordinary story is told of a recent, struggle between a man and a tiger in fheBurdwan district of India. A tiger having been reported in.one of the Villages, a large number of people coiteted with lilt hies and daos. Among the crowd there was a Sontlial with his bow. An arrow discharged from the bow struck the animal, whereupon it rushed out and fell furiously upon a man. The man threw his arms firmly round the animal, and both the man and lie tiger rolled on the ground in a terrible struggle. This was an opportunity for the crowd to use their lathies, and the tiger was killed. The man who was tltücketl was-severely mauled, his arm-bone having oeen fractured. Another man was severely injured. flic, tiger measured more than four cubits, and was one cubit and a half high. I
THfi WOMAN'S WORLD. A NOYHL and pretty method for preserving rose petals is the rose sachet. Not the old-fashioned sort, with cotton batting and perfumed powder, but a dainty bag of sheer muslin or silk, into which fh« petals are dropped and allowed to dry..wiihout the addition of salt, ppjt:es, and the numerous other in- gredients that used to make the rose jar a trouble- some expense. One pretty rose sachet seen the other day was of the finesfc flowered chiffon, with drawing strings and bows of delicate green taifeta ribbons. The filling was of rose leaves, pinky yellow, and deep red, and had come all the way across the continent from Tacoraa. Another rose bag was of white chiffon embroidered in coloured butterflies, with triple accordion-plaited frills-to set off the sidee and bottoms. The roses were of all oolours, and represented the flcn-ers used by the owner during her first season, at the various cotillions, teas, and receptions she,.had attended. These sachets were suspended by long ribbon strings to tlw backs of artistic chairs. When the room is heated they emit .a delicate perfume. Yet anotlie'r,, use i& W be made of rose petals which may not sound so artistic, per- haps, but to the woman who is fond of daintily-per- fumed clothing it is equally as acceptable. Petals are sewn in thin muslin bags and placed in bureau and wardrobe drawers among the clothiag. Th., result is exceedingly pleasing. One young woman boasts that she has a rose bag. for each sleeve of every one of her bodices, besides a goodly supply for her bureau drawers. They are made from flowers Eresented by her numerous men friends, and keep er things fresher and sweeter than any sachet she could purchase. As to the covering and renovation of an old sofa, W<xrk has the following practical hints Take off the I h- I-this will be either nailed or, screwed-to the 1s and bottom back rail—then rip off the old gimp. Remove the old covering on the bottom and ends; if the back has not a covering of Hessian under the hair setting, it would be better to lay a new cover on the top of this. Knock all tack-heads level, and clean with a stiff brucb., Rllllpve broken springs, if any, and put new ones in from under- neath stitch them fast through the canvas cover when in an upright position.. ,^n re-covering, keep the clotn even and tiglit, and let the creases round the front bows be even; level up hollow places with flocks. Keep the tacks along the front as near the moulding and scrolls as possible, then run narrow, black-glazed gimp along, fastening this with iin. black-enamelled gimp-pins. Hair seating can be bought from 16in. to 30in. wide. Imitation hair seating, which is a mixture of horse- hair and polished linen, can be bought Hyd. wide. It would cost about 15s to cover the sofa in best hair seating. As a rule there are no half-measures in Russia. The latest edict refers to the ratio rial dress for wheelwomen. If you are a member of the weaker sex and a cyclist, you are by law coin petted either to wear knickerbockers plain and simple, or some form of skirt which can be transformed into a dual gar- ment when you mount your machine. You must also pass a very rigorous examination: to prove your capabilities as a rider, and only when all formalities have been complied with are you allowed to enjoy the pleasures of cycling. 1' WOMAN'S WORK. To wash, to bake, to mend, and make, The steps of weary toil to take To cook and scour, to dust and sweep, And all the house in order keep; To rise at morn, and o'er and o'er Do duties done the day before, Yet know that in to-morrow's train The same old tasks will come, again And often to herself to say The old, old lines in weary way: From dawn of day to setting sun Woman's work is never done." To watch and pray, to gladly take Love's crosses for Love's crowning sake; To joy and grieve, to smile and weep, Her deepest thought in silence keep To teach and lead, to hope and trust, Have trust betrayed-as woman must; To gently chide, to cheer and ble And bear with patient tenderness' Her burdens all—not shrink away, But bravely look ahead and say. From dawn of life till setting sun Woman's work is never done." THERE is absolutely no reason why a wheelwoman suffering from a .bicycle catastrophe, upon. flie ro-td should not accept help from a cycling stranger of the other sex, provided, of course, it is offered ill" a courteous manner. A welltbred-- wheelman will always Dffer to aid a woman in distress, especially if .she be a cyclist, and a gruff refusal of his proffered assistance is by no means the best stimulus to high- road politeness. Only the most prudish of people will insist upon all the rules and regulations of Society being strictly adhered to when in dire need of a friendly helping hand. FOR those of you with even fairly limited means, and liable perhaps to sudden calls on your hospi- tality, do let me impress on you the importance of keeping in your store-cupboard such useful pi epila- tions as a bottle of olives; a glass jar or so, if you are nervous of tinned goods, of peas, mixed vege- tables, fruits, and soups. A pot of fish-paste, red- currant jelly, and a box of wafers are an immense help when some visitor arrives, and often will prevent a large amount being laid out with a less satisfactory result, merely because there is nothing at hand. If your cook is a wise woman she will be provided with a large tin of dried white and brown crumbs, a bottle of caramel, and another closely corked down bottle of grated Parmesan cheese. A CHEAP and easy way to clean white and all lignt- eoloured kid gloves: Procure half a j)int of benzo- line, plunge the gloves in, and wash tfith the hands; wring out, pull into shape, and hang in the air for a few minutes, and your gloves will look like new. You should reflect (says a writer in the Skir) that as each year rolls by many gifts will find their way into the linen chest-now a handsome towel, now a fine damask cloth, later a dozen napkins, daintily hem-stitched bed linen, and all sorts of attractively embroidered articles in the way of tray cloths, doileys, luncheon cloths, &c., until there is accumu- lated gradually a chest full of treasures that could not be gathered together if one set out on a regular shojiping expedition. THAT good linen, like diamonds, is never cheap, and if a good supply of really fine linen must be bought at once the cost will be very great; but by adding to it little by little, and securing remnants at special sales for the tray and luncheon cloths and smaller table accessories, the mother may have the linen chest well established for the small daughter* at a little cost, by the time she is old. enough to take an interest in adding to its contents. THA.R a generous supply of tray cloths should bA included in this collection, e,(ST m:rn u fA & A -JPNW will happen, and while it is not wise to Counsel hiding ,.oi^ ar-aw x7lse c,r r' ♦tiolniindrv for every cloth counts, as a well-ironed one takes great deal of time. And if a tray o.h is always in front of the one who carves there will be very few soiled spots to cover up, and these smaller cloths can be kept clean and fresh with very little work. LACES and embroideries, in white and colours, are prodigally used in the making up of wash gowns for next season, the majority of which, however, are not intended to ever pass through the crucible of the laundry. There are many new and very attractive styles in batiste, India mull, nainsook, and bishop's lawn embroideries, while the Irish point and guipure patterns have lost none of their popularity. THE best way to clean painted walls is to use > large soft sponge. Those known as "coachmen's sponges" can be had at a very low price. Th-jy should be wrung out of warm water in which a little soda has been dissolved, and the walls wiped down- ward, going over a small space at a time, before it is wiped dry again with clean house-cloths. & should be taken to change the water often} a^wi £ ing a. with dirty water leaves streams.