If rati prick the end of an egg-shell and put it over a bottle-sock it makeo an excel- lent bmnel for pouring thi'juga. Jelly will not go mouldy if 3 piece o! fresh butter h- mixed with it when hot. Line your chthes basket with white American cloth, and you be able to keep it perfectly clean and froe from dust and gravel. A small i!13:d a a piano will protect the telt from moths. ￼ k ￼ Often, wl?n e?o k—g, a k?i-e wi? be t?ed 1 tD cut an o?u-n, a:.d tae ,7' i' i rea"aipI ?cr a Ica? ti'!ie tèn:es a?m?h.mg i? done to 1 prevent it. D--t'v l'? '??L? t?n?h ? raw j carrot once or tw.c ,lj w—1 remove the I odour. For decanters that aLA- e hoc. n:e stained b" wine a very g??d ?iet??d ib to pbar ? "Utile vinegar in 't m ,abd' a'du. ad3 ??<mt-' 'a-teaspoonf?I Di' ?a:It: Al?jw t? Li.. &ta'ae? ?'?. a wh;Îe shak?? it oc;a.-na;A?y. and t"t:1 w?s?i with c'??r w?tfr. If a new brocqi is seated in hot water is which a handful of sett had been thrown, it win toughen the bristles? aud make tire broom wear much longer .0 Some Furi^a Do-N'ti I Don't put in the :,1. to fried tU! the j fat is st?? and 2 -l¡P,, ..?.n.:f is aeon rising frotathep-'i D?u?M?t t??muo.yp?ct'a. of bh, or w?t??r ii bt-t? fne?, luto m" ￼ at the same t:me. Don't :ozget to .e- Cn at the faL betrven €?H .0? ? t?d p'.i. into the p?n D- K't uso fat which h? ?f't burnt at a prevou? waking Don't krget. to drain all the pieces of f«--cd carefully alter lifting then: old o: p.i i Dot) t a!sow j fried food to ix-eoute vh'' led before aertriaj; I it up. CLEAKIITS FCEMIT-J Upholstered furniture requires a thorough j cleaning every nov; and thf: tf keep it good condition. The stuffed parts should he covered with a towel aud welt beaten w:tL a- carpet-beater, the towei being occasions .iy shaken to get rid ol tas dnst. The wood- work should b* te r and soapsuds. and aff-erwards oclished a flannel dipped iu ti:rp?uiine. Mahogany noeds only to iie ru'oocd with a dry ulota. POTATO CKOQRXT3.; 1 ..B.)il some good. pr.taioes and mash them,, weil with a little batter, salt, pepper, and a little grated ie&H bacon. Mj.v with an egg, mould into shapes, aiul fry tlia croquets a nice colour. Sorve with wcll-wasoaed brown which amy bo made ineat c^tri-et if no gravy from a ,ma d e o- joint Ls available. ^f.MZS3rE\L PANCAKES. I Take 2, gills m«;»;ai?al, tablesp.^ftRf'il flour, I pint milk, a iittie fat for frying. H tea3[M>cnfuls egg powder, t t-easpocaful salt and pepr-er, 1 teaspooufal bicarbonate of soda Pour enough boiling water on h LL-t coc, T' to make a thick dough. Let it ccol. Then add a ,-v the r beate-i up in half a pint, of railk, a ad a8 much TOore rcilk added aa wn aiak c a bat- ter. Fry the pun cukes in a weii-greac-ed paa. HOW TO Busk Coai Dsat I The mnunt of coal dust which col!?c*s m the cellar is fnonuoi!?, and, if this cap :» burned, a great saving id effected. A 'Y good method of accemplikhiag this is ad bt. iows; Save all the thick paper bags in which you get sugar, currants, etc., arid fill t":1t with coal (hst, and place them aside :n i bbx kept for the purpose. As these coal- bags are required for use, open the'tO?a,i allow a little Water to trickie over the dust, reeloso the bag. ajii lay it on the fire If the Sre is not • touched, H-e- coal- dust :m1, water will fesm into a solid lrtrnp with the action of the boat" and will give put aa" girm!i Tvarmth as would targe pieces of If \he''<&st is 'shovelled"ok" in'"tefe '<yrdinarr way it 'simply falls through into the a,,U-, pan and is wa;t' wherea,i every particle la burned if usetl as described above. Eepairi^G E^ASISL WAK3 I Ename l wars is expensive thesa days and very difficult to procure, so do not throw away old pails ju.-st because thev have hcloa in them. "The holes may be filfed up with the following mixture: procure some huild- arg cement arid mix it wiA cold water to the • consistency of a thick cream. Spread tins evenly over the holes and leave it to dry for a" d,v 'or t-c,, when it will be found to be quite solid 1 SOME USEFUL RECIPES. I POTATO Cases.—B-?Rt a raw egg with some cold boiled mashed potatoes and a little salt, fc-rm into roils or fcali^ rcll ia I oi? t-t bread crumbs, and fry oil till nicety brown. ScET Drr?L:;GS,C:)-, :c.ur O ^8 of suet, put into a hu-"ir with live ouiio of flour, two ounces of fine bi.eadcnimbs. and a teaspoon of sale (ieve. Stir all "-v.'ii together, beat an egg 01 a plate, nud ..id bo it about six tabiespooafuls of milk, ai-d p-it it bv degrees inU the basin. Stir- a'1 vm-11 together, divide it into six auniolaad ti^. them separately, prenousiy dusting the cloth" with ilour. f<r an honr. If these are nr:t allowed to .rt cold, thai;, cut into kiliL-?s-a:id fried, it inaies fit. good dccoitd 1 di.it. The above.. ma.lce 3. good pudding. IP>il for alwut tw:, houra in an. earthen mould with the addition of another egg, a little more Exilic, -aid then serve any kind of jam or stewed fruit, Substitute ros. Ja^—Tata a quarter or a pound of coco*butt-«r, a quarter of a j pou-nd of sugar, them in'o a sa'v.epin, stir in a quarter 01 a pound of cocoa, an- lastly, two tcblespooftfcls of custard-powder in a. gill of .milji. Caraiu. 7 boil al: togetuer, J stirring all the time unti- it tliickcns. Thea pour into a mould. When cold, t' s is delicious. It is far mare ec nomical than jain or butter and spread on brcud a Iitrls goes a long way. Bailed Farsn Hjce^mcgs.—Clean and dry the fi&h, then rub with a little salt, at-d rineg-r, and simmer gently on. a strainer in a pan or boiling wafer. Serve with the following aauce: W,h a, bunch of parsley I and boil for about live trflnutes, then chop finch" and piace two in a øaucé boat. Add to it ounces 01 melted butter, and stir. Potted Lentils.—Thss-.1 are a gdfed sub- stitute for butter. Eight ounces of ieatiw boiled in saltrateci westvr tu. soft, using as little water as nfcaasnry alter covering the lentils. Add dried craiubs a couple 'of elices of bread (the out*r erupts can be dried in the oven, and u^ed -for VJitp}, add a Iitt | "ground Tr 7 about ? ??h: '?'at- up 'r; ;Sè: :;k.l:} ? :a2i< -t ¡. meat i» p^tt^d. Butter' fce>& soaked" c^Cr night in boili.ig saltrnvi *.vat<r, may take the plate ef lentils. Don't tee oodA. 1
I ? FUN AND FANCY. I j How did you learn tha Beakers had steppea Into a fortune?" "Well he used to I 'M called queer, and now h?a spoken ?f M eccentric. "Willie," nid a teacher of a juvenile cl^ asd, "what is the term Sec. used t'or'r" "It i ii used to make people believe that we ktiow a lot more than we really do," rerÚt.>d the j bright youngster. w>-jrgeant (to d'lll recruit): "Yer wooden- he »<ied dummr, io there anything yor can i-) 'Ere, can yer sing* Dull "Recruit: <4 Yed, sir." $;-r-eail: "Oh, and what can yer ^higr" R-cruit: "I can 'We have ) 1 Nary, a fighting Navy Sergeant ■?aToa.efically): and it's a good iob we ve. Hoek: "Yes, I have met your -^ite. In I iiev her before you married her." Peck: ■" Ah, that a where von had tne advan- ?a? of did!i't;" Mr. Exe: "Did vou tll th? maid that the Nir. Exe: "D;?! vou t-l,.? ir,?i*il that tlle ??; She w?u:d leave in?tan?y. I :o:d ?r ￼ ? w.i.} j?.? r?ht. b-?t tl?tt ive pre?rr?d it -a tf-?zle 1mrledJ.e.' Bride (prettily); "I froad^r why fchej call a wife' aLowa: 'pin =.oney Matron savagely): '■ Because money to buy enou-gh ;,»i:i> to hold her old clothes' together J.9 .■.bout all that the average xasa thinly a woman nik"<i. "They're comparatively rich, aren't they-" "Well. I wouldn't say 'comp?ra- sav 'c,,m- p ara- ::v¡. b'?t 'T6btiçv.' They ?havp 3 rich uncle of whom th?y expect great thi'n?.? So you sent five shillings for that adver- tid appliance to keep your gas bills down. -That did they seud youl-" "A paper weight". New Curate: "What did you think of the sermon on Sunday. 'Mr*. Jones: iira. Jones:. Very good indeed, sir. So iustrnc- tive. We really didn't kaow what ain was till you came here." Cnstooier: "Why you driHI thhi cat away from the table, vra it-er Waiter: "vV ea, ;;c ;,i; it"" .stowed rabbit to- day, and tl? guv'uj" ?.e 6a.yn th? c?tom<'rs ?i?a to mv? U.e cat ia evidence cu the?e days." "How do you manage to tnrn away ISO many! applicants for positions in the eac-rna without hurting their I tell .thom the/- = too pretty, that" the btál' waat^ to be the Only handsomq. wQman in the ecfiapany." 1 v Lady (much annoyed, by inebrjate'd gcnl nexc to her): "Are drunken people allowed in Conductor: Sfi: Just sit t do A n quietly and nobody will notice you." > Beggar: "I'm an ex-chimney^weep out of a jo a; «an't you ,give me wome money?" Gentleman: "You're a big, strong man; why don't you get a uofhirtg seems to soot me." !Marjor:<?, aged five, had been given some chocolates of varioU5 sizes. Picking up a little one, "ho said: "This is a baby choco- late; aad a large one, HTniJ) i$a mamma chocolate." She then swallowed the little- on?, ?nd, Hftin? th? large chocolate to he? .mo?th to eat that aI3Q, sh e said: Don't ti eat tliat- &no 93*il; D on' t ":1lL v dear, -the doctor says I'm in need of a little- change." "Then ask him to give it V' > u. He's got the last of mir" Diaer: "I waiter! Remove this 1 cliee.e quickly" Waiter: "Isu't it all right, i "irH Diner: "Oh, quite all right, but it's eating my brvad." Paddy, the camp pioneer, was Chopping firewood, when he cut his thumb severely. profcey bad cut," observe d the IT.O.'d orderly, ao he applied a bandage to the wound. "Sure, but it might 'ave been ►,w»r,se," replied Paddy. "If I had had hold of the use with both haads. instead of onlv ?K*1 w!i'avecå°1>d' my thumb right off. Chi:( "Aant Dakwi.-at is, ih'ean £ by a 'nctitio'? character'?" Aunt: "It O1ans, one that is made np. dear." Child: "011, yes! you're a fictitiaus character, aren't you, auntier" Excited Sportsman (to fafmer): "I say, did you see a bird fall anywhere about B.ere? I shot at one just now, and saw the feathers fly." Farmer: "No. I ain't seen nothin' of I expect when the feathers flew the bird li-c with 'em." 1 Te tan" turned on women lawyers. "Oh," gushed' ifis.-j Oidmaid to the famous counsel it her side, "do tell us your view .on this vexed question." "Well, madam," he replied. "1 am iu favour -of women lawyers." "In- leed," was the reply. "Yes," he went on, "because" I think they would put a. fresh completion on each case." Mrs. Sosenbaum: "Oh; Jacob, little Ikey has swallowed a penny Rosenbaum "Sensd him to bed mid-out his supper. Dot will make it aboudt efen." | Magistrate.: "Wqv did you strike this 1 man?" Pri.Honer "He called be a liar, your •Worship." Magistrate: "That is no ex- cuse." Prisoner: "WeUj it was my first experience. What does your Worship do ia such cases?" Wife: "You can see now how much your friends • care for you. During your long ilhness only 4ope has called to see you." Hus- band: "And that w Brown, .wasn't it? Wife: "Yes, he came every day, and he said he was very sorry; you were' too un- well to see him. He is the only Teal friend I you've get." "Yes, I suppose so. The day before I "was taken ill I promised to lend him five pounds." l Mrs. Sweet: "Weren't you surprised, dear, when your husband gave you such a nice i present? Mrs. Sour: I was auspici- ous." < C00!ti.ng-School Teachar: "Did your hus- band like the dongbnuts you- made him?" Mrs. inewad "Yes he was delighted. He slid that if I could only make them large enough he could save on his motor-tyre bills." Dr. Arnold was paying a visit to one of his patients—a young mother. "You must let- the baby have one cow's milk to, drink every day, Mrs. Burrail," he said. "Very well, doctor. If you say so, of couree I will," -replied the perplexed young woman. "But I really- don't see how he is going t-o fcoid it all. "80 you want to marry my daughter, eh?" Snorted the old man. "Do you consider yourself financially ab!e to do so?" "W^ll," replied the suitor, "after a fellow has bonght chocolates and flowers for a girl for a year ¡ an::1: haf. taken her to the theatre twice a week, and is still not broke, I think he can afford to get married." I A Th' h Arabia.—This Is the season to transplant the double and single-#owered arabis. In some gardens the old plants may require h-fting, dividing, and replanting; in other: the work consists in transplanting from the re -cr.'e ground to the positions in which the p!ant3 will Moom. « • Anemones.—The St. Brigid, poppy, and anemoaie fuigens may be planted about this 1 (I-, t, e. soil is the best. a dress- J mg of leai-acil at planting being beneficial. Plant the roots 3in. to Gin. apart, according j to their size, and cover with about 2in. of j ..so:t. To provide a rich carpet of colour in Ixxis, or broad lines of colour in the borders, these anemones are unequalled. Lily of the Valley.—Though this plant la ,I left undisturbed in some gardens for many yoans, larger and better dower spikes, are produced when replanting is done at inter- vals of four or five years. A system of lift- ing, dividing, manuring the ground and re- planting u portion of the bed each year is Work in plenty of decayed leaf-mould and old manure. Dig the ground deeply. Select a north or west border for preference. # Spring Bedding.—Now that autumn", has. arrived, no time should be lost in getting into permanent positions such plants as wall- [ dowers, Canterbury bello, Sweet Williams, j f'>rget-me-notd, aubrietias, saxifrages, etc-, that are to fill beds and borders in spring and early summer. Lift each plant with a good ball of soil adhering to the roots; in > 1 Shis way very little check is given. Be sure ,,iicl make the soil ii-e-n round gach PI-Ant, Canterbury • bells require careful lifting and transplant- ing that roots are not broken or doulal-ed up. Moreover, it is essential that- they be got :nto pcr?a&neHt positions as early as pos- aible. so that they may obtain a hold on the j soil before seveie weather sets in. Eate > planting is the caus^ of many failures. anting i?s the ctu,% T <)f many failiL?-e3. ■ Lifting Dahlia Root.r, lonvers are so i'h-:crtul in the garden now the dt.js aro ohorit'r one hesitates to lift the dahlia rooh-, wheu the plants are still blooming in shel- In, sevme districts frosts their beauty early in October. In any event most people lift, by the end of the juonth to permit the replanting of the,, ground with spring flowers. Store the tubers. ■ .-u,ie!y 'in frost-proiof shed or cellar. Place on the floor and sprinkle moderately dry kaf- mould or sand amongst them. L.;Iium Uml>ellatuzi.-Tli-S is grown and, soil by soEse florists sw. Hlium davuricum; -it. is one of the best HHuMs for the mixed flower border, i/nd. looks best when growing in little colonies or five or six plants. Dig, holes in sunny parts of the border ■ 2ft. !• across -and -6in. d&ep, place a layer of-sand in the bottom, over this «?t €ha. half-dozen buib- covering with sand; nz,Tk with a • ?;thv:, 31 fill mi the hole. Among many grown Incomparable and Grandffiorum" v/ich erimson-iv'd flowers, are rcomntcndcd;, the average height is 2f.t. Digging ¡"r-tlít'Qm.rters.The 'f$oil -beneatfi f r t- trees should be liglitly dug over each aiitunm. In this way ail weeds can 4c buried out of the way, the ground mada clean tot the season, and the work pi hoeing is greatly helped in spring. The surface be- comes loose aafl easily moved when the time conies rcnad for hoeing once more. Winter 'SrJinach.-Tliis most useful winter vegetable needs- proper afcfcjjtion if one is to obtain the best. returns. It is a gnat mistake to let these plants go unthinned, for the leaves remain small and the growth. [ checked 'or want of room to develop. A dia- ranee of niae inches between the plants will permit of the production of large leaves. In gathering, always remove the most or-N-arzl. leaves fist, at the same time pick off any which have become too old, or show sign of .yellowing. This helps the plants A gctod d<:• It is not generally known that the seedlings transplant readily arfter rain or if afforded moisture for a few daya after plant- ing. Keep the hoe at wqrk frequently be- tween the rows. Planting Wall Trees.—WThen plantitig apples 911 the crab,-and pet,rs oa the pear stcck, trees should be 20it apart on walls. When, however, the Paradise and Quince st .xik-, ■ ure used less space will he required, anj the trees can be planted as near 16. 12ft., though'loft, will in most ca.se3 be better. Fan-trained peaches, cherries, and apricots »l;ou!d be allowed 18 to 20ft. apart. II » Haricot Beans.—Except where -the seed was sown, early these have TipcHed badly, and if the unripe pods are. 6tored under un- satisfactory I conditions the beans will decay in.bead of becoining hard and well ripened. Suspend the pnds in bunches of a dozen from the roof of a warm greenhouse or room. avoiding damp places where plenty of air cannot reach the pods/- a Spare Garden Frames.—Continue to fill- spare frames with healthy plants of lettuce or endive. At this season 6in. of space be- tween thcplat"; will be ample, allowing a trifle more between the rows. Follow the planting with a thorough watering and keep the "light" off the top until, sharp frost threatens. Long BLetroot.-Titis crop well repays careful handling. If the roots arc to retain their present plump condition until late in the spring, storing- between layers of sand, soil, or ashes is advised. Twisting the tops off with the hand is -less liathhtlb reduce the cookihg qualities -of a knife. Avoid' bruising' the' roots when stor- ing. Mainorop Carrots.t-'Wher^. grow- ling on heavy s«h1. the liifciw q £ i^Kse^ should De" na as-a vegetable/ storing as advised-f$r beet- root is recommended, but failing a dry shed or outliouse, store in heaps under,, the shel- ter of .a. Warin "Y<ln;cYeI:,iii: thçypeap with clean straw", and give a" final covering with soii or ttshes early' next hönth. Autumn .-Broccoli.—If the" ground was well prepared and 'the various ninfe on feeding have been followed, many of itllese will now have developed perfect heads. Pull up now, asd store all not required for use in an open shed, or replant in a sheltered spot with the head.? facing towards the north. )
MOTHER AND HOME. -— According to a doctor, much of the ucr. vousness amongst women is caused by theii habit of fidgettittg about trifles, and thu2 dissipating their nervous power. "Many a woman," he said, "in her, efiolts to make the most of herself in matters of dress, un- dergoes tortures from tight-fitting garments, tight boats, and other elements of discom- fort in her attire. Even if she is dressed with due regard to comfort, she is fre- quently in a state of. anxiety about hei looks, the set of her hat, the possibility of some ribbon or frill being out of place. Now. this has a wearing effect on a woman's nerves, and keeps her in a constant ferment. Add to this the unhealthy effects of the in- door life led by many of them, and it is easy to understand why women are raore nervous than men." I THE ART ov Dnnssiifs. Smartness has been defined as the art oi taking pains. If you would Icok smart aTTow yourself pIcBty of time' to put vour clothes ou properly" instead of ru?hing? through ￼ your toiht anyhow. f CODDLIXG a Mist axe. Delicate children should not be kept ] coddled, in warm' rooms, with windows rarely opened* Remetirber that consumption may be caused by living and sleeping in KRpuro air. Tho more freeh air children-breathe the stronger they will be, but of course they must not be allowed to sit or sleep in draughts, -or to be chilled in fireless rooms in winter. That is going to the other ex- trerme, and running another kind of riisk. I OLP LACE. I In cleaning nre old lace, tbe' boo is spread upon a revolving paddad stand, and every single point ia tfce border is sepa-. rately fastened with a pin. The cleaning dvrte. every detail of the intricate-, pattern h-,ig -to iie carefully raised with., an ivory pointer. —;— [ PSESBTRVING YOUTITFUI. CHARM3. ,'n ] I I 1-11 Too many women are content to ait sriu and let old age grow upon them unawares, when a very little extra care would etfec- tuvely keep the" enemy at bay i*or 'a goA jyany years.' The first thing to do is to cultivate a good figure by nevrr allowing oneself to drop into the habit of lounging or. otooping- An upright carriage will toke ten yeara off th<j average worian'a' age. Wrinkles can be aYffidcd by a very little cure of the complexion..An excellent pre- ventive of crows' feet and wrinkles is a weekly massage of the 'face with some puro cold cream, whioh shovild bo wiped away with a eoft towel, the fttoo net being washed. i6r sevetal hours afterwards. A welL- arranged style of he>d-dre-s .-ho-'d also bo -kdopt,-tl, and the hitir well brushed so as to pjesirvo the b ightn as cf you, But .love everything oe:,w, if you would avoid i;l'p\"iir.:gold. keep yours If h,Ithy and took ajuch on tho bright side of life ad possible. • [ TAtCING A pARTNEU j A lady who may be absolved fr??m any ? -11,11A,?I. cion of Balf-'?tprest, ?iis?much as sh? is L?r?I'f imtrri?d, thus dMCC?rsed of the J:s- 'X>siticn of men to-day to shrink fr&m matri- ￼ mony. HTlli- real reason so many men re- main single is that they want-all the money ttlY can amass • for themselves. The man Tflto wishes to rise in ,Kfo can-not afford to retrain unmarried, because a wife spars hiti ambition, for he will then be work- ing for wife, family, avd h07U. If men t .9 is+,d t?o?? thi??s it wouM banish much of the selfishnea? and timidity which lead v hem to shun marriage." I, X STAIZD .BLOU8Z. A perspiration at am on a dark blouse .(lionld be damped with cold water, and then •'covered with a thick layer of French chalk. Put a cleap cloth over, lay a good heavy "look on top, and leave for a day or two. Then brush off the chalk with a clean brush, ilcpeat if necessary. t FSEDINO BABY. A child should be fed every two hourw for '.he first six weeks "of life between. tbe«.h.ours :,¡f six e,.zn. and ten p.m., a-nd later, the i yioriod is to be gradually lengthened to thre hours. It has be-2h said that a healthy infant does not' require feeding .during• fcho • night, but for the- first >svs weeks-or so this is wrong, and .eVeq later one m.e?-l. is ad-, visable, I caiinojt too< strongly insist on the proper observance ol those 'intervals be- Wacit meaii, both on the acomrat .of the infant's digestion and the mother's comfort. It is only-too comnon an eo-ectir-rence for a wither to imagbe that food is the only i thing an infant cries for in its early life, illid y;liut bet,-v cryiri- and feeding, ufo is nli&ety to both. I: Taking IT IN Tims. Very often a bad illness may he pre- vented by putting a child to bed directly ha. 'l' she i6 seen to be out of sorts. Watch the children at meals.. JJozaetimei sudden loss of appetite is the first symptom of Hlllc;18. Headache, sore throat, and. shivering should always cause YOllto put a .chihi..to bed at onoe in a room by himself—if pessible, at the top of the honiie-»-because thc«e symp- toms are those that often herald. the coming of one of the infectious illnesses, and isola- ion at the top of the house is aiore likely to keep the 'disease from spreading. Air r i',O(éI.. 1 ISUNLIGI-IT IX TTIM NURSSXY. l Have sunlight in the. nursery. Sunlight kiUs germs. It also makes for'cheerfulness, Ncv!>r, if you can possibly prevent it, let the nursery be a room with windows facing north.- See that there is 3- wooden gate at the head of any stairs near the nursery. It may prevent many an accident. The bolt f should be on its highest part, out of reach of small fingers. 1 OLDER AND MORE Charming. i "Girls who have any depth, of cl-arm will find their attractiveness increase in- j stead of di'nirdnhmg with flg-e," is th verdict of an experienced woman. ''Between eighteen and twejity-four the changes in a girl, so far as her ('harm of pers-on go, are not likely to be great. But in that time her intercourse with society, and her increus- jug difuity of womanhood, will enable her to grow more companionable for men of maturity. Many attractive women are to be found who retain their, gifts up to and beyond middle' age. Girls of eighteen may look upon them as unsought old maids, but these women, with their ripe' experience and 1 mature graces, may capture masculine hearts I invulnerable ti) girlish fascinations." S High .COLUVAS ARCN Doubijs CHINS. 4. & Whatever the xasnion, -don z wear laign or tight collars-these are simply fatal to neck [ beauty, spoiling, in time, the contour of the throat. If you are inclined to be stout, the constant wearing of a high collar pre- disposes towards the formation of a double chin. By impeding the circulation very tight collars make the throat an ugly colour, too, and tend to the formation of those unsightly lines which mar th<) beauty of the best-shaped neck.
I I THINGS THOUGHTFUL, ] It is too oommon with all of us, but it ia 1 especially in the nature of a mean mind, to j be overawed bv fine clothes and fine farai- ture.-Ciiarlei; Dickens. ? A fine lady is a squirrel-headed thing, j with small airs, and small notions, .about as applicable to the business of life a.% .1 pair jj of tweezers to the clearing of a forest.— j George Eliot.. I A CALL TO DUTY. I None of us, none of our sires or grandsires has known a tim. when the demand for t thoughtfulness was comparable to whut it. is to-day. We have'a call of absolutely in- t' disputable duty. Every one of U6 mu.?! give b.i3. ust"gÍ"l-e ?cr, answer unswerv- ingly, if ?e are not to set b,ck the prf?rMS i from strength of whnt?cever things in t? lw.-),rtd'.s lib are true, hoBMt, just. p?r?, t lovely, and ot" good Report. But if the tisk f is to' be done aright, the self-offering, the self-discipline must' be quiet, deliberate, through in things great and small.—Arch- I bishop of Canterbury. I Failure, after long perseverance, is much grander than never to have a striyingf gcod enough to be, called a failure.—George. Eliot. When the best things are "not possible, th9 best may be made of these that axe. Hooker. A purpose is always a companion. An earnest purpose is th4k closest of companions. To fulfil duties is more than to enjoy plea- sures; it carries its own reward. There ia. no bitter loneliness for those affectionately devoted to blessing their fellow creatures.— W. R. Alger. «i I FATE. The sky is clouded, -the recks are bare, The spray, of the tempest is.white in air; The wioo, are out with the -waves at play. And I shall not. tempt the sea to-day.. The trail is .narrow.the woad is dim. The panther clings to the arching limb; And the lion's whelps are abroad at p!iy, And I shall not join in the chace to-day. But the ship sailed safely over the sea. And the hunters came from the ohase ia glee; And the tov/n that was builded upon a pock Was swallowed- up in the earthquake shoxk. -—Bret Barte.. A man may lose- influence, position, wealth, and even health, and yet live on in comfort if with resignation, but th,C-Te is- one thiiig without which life bcco-v-tv a burden; that is, human sympathy.-F. W. Farrar. Of all the qualities we assign to the Author and Director of Nature, by far the most enviable is to be able "to wipe away all tears from all eyes. Burns. REAL LIFE. I The mere lapse oi time is not life to eat. and drink and sleep; to be exposed to the darkness and. the light, to :pace round in the min of habit-and turn the wheel of wealth; to -make reason our bookkeeper and turn thought iht-6 an instrument of tfadfe—-this* i3 not-life, In all this-but a poor fraction of the coELsoioUsneas of humanity is awakea::d, and the sanctities still slumber which-make it most worth while t6 bc-. Knowledge,, truth, love, beauty, goodness, and faith alone giva vitality to the raeehaniszn- oi existence. The laugh of mirth that vibrate, through the heart, the tears that freshen the dry wastes within, -the music that brings childhood back; the prayer that calls ch<? future near, the doubt that makes up medi- t, e, the death that startles us with mystery, the hardship which forces us to! struggle, the anxieties that end in trust are the true. nourishment of our natural beiug. Wo live in. deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most. lives Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts j the be.st. And he whose heart beats, quickest lives tha longest—lives in one, hour more- than in yea rs do some whose fat blood sleeps 3,6 it slips along, t&eir veins. Life is-out a meaaa unt-o au end—that end, beginning, mean and end to all things—God. The dead- iavo all the glory of the world.—Xartiaeau. The scheiuor who flatters another man eondeams himself. I. Wo jove peicp, as 'we abacr pusillanimity; | but not peace at any price. There is a peace .more destructive of the -Imarho'cli of man than war is aestructive of hii material hody. Chains are worse than bayonets.- Douglas Jerrold. A SOUND NATION. A -sound nation is a nation that ;s cftm- posed of sound human beings healthy in body, strong of limb, true in Word and deed-bTaye, sober, temperate, chaste, to t whom morals are of inoio iianortance than j wealth or knowledge—where, in short, men grow up and live and work, having in them what. our ancestors called tine" fear of < God." It is to form a character of this kind that human beings are sent into this world. -J. A. Froude. The charms of Nature, the charms or man, the infinite loveliness of truth and virtue, are not hidden from the eye ox the poor, but from the eye of the vain, the cor- ral)ted- and self-seeking, bo he poor or rich. -Carlyle. Learn to be pleased with everything: i with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having I much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvie.d.-Piittarch. LESS THAN THE BEST. I Some men are failures- who seem to be very successful. They are doing less tnua their best. By a short cut to public f aveur they have won a temporary applause, when they themselves know that they should be cloint a far higher class of wk. The king who succeeded as a watchmaker, to the neglect of his mpire, was a real failure. j Nobody is successful who is not doing the very best of which he is capable. An eaay I triumph may be a great defeat. — .'AN EASY TRIUMPH. j It- is so easy to raise a laugh at things. It ia so cheaply and absurdly easy! And there are men whose only claim to bemg superior is that they are able to win that little triumph. But I call that the most degrading of all triumphs and that not only for the haria it doss to others, but for the 1 far more irreparable harm that it • surelv 1 typings upon the man himself.—G. H. i Morris ou. < I
I I I EPITOME OF NEWS.' Aliens over eighteen must have ideiitity books. Acting rank is not to count for oiffcers* in- creased pay for length of service, says an Army Order. t iless, salcy bacon and better selection of. cuts will be available soon. A forty-acre farm at Astbury (Cheshire) realised £1,650. A girl mother's a, A girl mother's allowance against the father is increased by a new Bill from 5a. to 10s. a week. Mrs. Duncan, of Jubilee-street, Brighton, has lost her husband and her two brothers in the war in one week. The twelve prisoner candidates who sat at Kuhleben for the University of Loadoa matriculation have all passed. The Duke of Grafton, ninety-seven, attended the baptism of his great-grand- dau?hter, the posthumoua child of Lord daughter, killed when flying Ipswich, HHed when nying. ^dressing Birmingham bakers, Mr. H. Humphries, the Fuel Controller, said he feared there would he many thousand hdiiscs in Birmingham without 00a! thy* winter. A soldier was sentenced to seven years' ) penal • servitude at the Devon Assize^ for firing three ricks at Plymstock. There Will. be no fat cattle show in Decem- ber at the Agricultural Hal], Islington, under the auspices of the mithfteld Clurb. Laet year 147,593 in-patients and 1,152,022 out-patients were dealt with at the 110 London hospitals. The total ordinary ex- penditure was iil,71S,030. Windsor Park in two years has sent 6,000,000 feet of timber to France and to English coUierien. The funeral of. Bishop Boyd Carpenter took place at Westminster Abbey, where the remains wore laid to rest beside those of his wife in tha Cloisters. The Government occupy nineteen London hotels. At Hawicjk, E. Mah(}71Y. carter, am Ameri- can su bject, wa3 sentenced* to three moiltha* impriscament ior procuring cigarettes for a German prisoner of war. Nujieaton Ruq1 and Bulkingtoa "rban Food Committee ,of Warwickshire ha,vo ap- pointed a woman executive pSIcer. Manchester City Council approved a scheme for acquiring Lake Hit^e-water and 24,000 acres oj land for the purpose of con- structing waterworks, at an estimated cost of £ 3,(300,000. • "I am a greengrocer. I dp not pay Income- tax," said a witness at Shoreditch County- conrt, when asked what tax he paid on his alleged earnings of RS a week. Enclosed boxes in, neu, London kinemas are prohibited, sKd aItrratioBa may be demanded ia existing ones. The seven years' sentence on -Frank Hamb- 'lin.,Oity a(;Clntnnt: for fraud, has beea reduced to five years. The tMt trading profrts of the Central-Con- .trot Liquor Board 'to March 31, 1918, after deduction of excess- profits taxes, and charges to which commercial undertakings are subject, amount to J>167,915 14s. 2d. Dealings in wivsto puper since June 30 kdvo brought the L.C.C. over J242. •"Keeping late hcurs is not cruelty," said Mr. Booth,, the-Thames police magistrate, to a ■woman who made late hours a, charge of cruelty against her husband. He- addled: "If it is I do not know what will happen when women get into the House of Commons." Alderman De Salie, Middlesex Tribunal: "I should have thought. every man's wife could cut his hair." fr-ed potatoes are so plentiful this year that Ui? Government will not control their distrt.. butiont but will fix maximum prices shortly. Gas consumption in the London area during the past quarter showed decreases ranging from 2 to nearly 10 per oenfc., the result of household economies. The National Stud at Kildare, taken over bv the Government for breeding with a, vievr to Army harscs, showed .a profit of £ 2,600 ia 191S, i'3,500 in 1917, interest on capital and management not being charged. The skeleton of an adult—thought to be an ancient Briton—with shield and spear. was ua- eartrhnd during excavations at Stuood, near Rochester. Sir William Plender, at the request of the President of the Board of Trade, has con- sented-tø act as honoi-ary financial adviser to the Board of Trade. A. h-alibut weighing 1,3st. was hooked by. a boy with a small ,Hne and "tacTcle at- South Quay, Wick. A fislidealer purchased tho 'fidk for -210 5s. The regular ration lLat of the American ■ Army includes forty-nine different itemsr of food. It oosts Is. 4d. a day to feed an Ameri- err. soldier, whereur, it cost le-% thap. 74. during the Spanish-American war. Ur. T. C, Hiatt, a Worcester farmer, says he sent Mr. Clynes a sucking with 5àge, and ?nio:?. to prove. it is an.exceH&nt dish: FDr t6 brl")e d P<)Iim offio?,i to rpot F?r trying t? bribe å police offiœr to get him an ideality boo, a Bu&sian named PkHip Gordon, of Hackney, was sent to prison for three months and fined X45. Mr. Guy W. Badford, adopted 48 Unionist Mr. Giy W. North-West Camberwe! de- can d idat,e f-or clares it should be a peace term that the German people should pay the equivalent of any levy on capital proposed here. The National Federation of Women Teachers at the Albert Hall passed a resolution calling on the Government to give a lead to • the country by establishing the principle of equal pay for eqijal work in all branches of its ser- vice. Extra pay granted to the Metropolitan Police is estimated to represent a yearly rate I of about 2 l-3d. in the Z. "We should not hear that unpleasant cack- ling laughter by which many girls betray self- consciousness if they had been taught to appreciate beauti; ful sounds, said Miss P. A. Crosby at a conference of teachers at the Memorial Hall, London. Major Astor stated ÍJ) Parliament that there iq little prospect of any concentrated foeding- stuffs for store pigs being available after January 25. Pig-keepers can only be a* ed to 1 make the fullest ase of other foods, such aa small potatoes and waatc. Ac there » still considei-sble evasion of the food prices Orders, the Food Ministry is determined to tighten- them up, and is con- ejidering What further steps can be taken to check profiteering. Sir Thomas Beecham has offered to build in Manchester an opera house and maintain and manage it for ten. yea., afterwards giving it to the city, if the corporation give a site of 45,000 square feet. The order completely prohibiting the sale of sweets in theatres and other places of entertainment has been postponed from November 1 to November n. The freedom of the. city of Belfast was conferred on Fidd.Mar?hal ?tSC&unt French, Lord-Lieutenant of. Jrelaftd, in re- cognition of hitj great ser>ices to tha (ion of h!4 great 8enice?, to t.'ia Duriug.the war the Naval BOrrd of In- vention and R?e?rch has e mnllned ajout I 53.000 "inventions, of which Seme 36,000 re- | lats'd to 8u})marin 'and minea, 13,000 to ?-UM .3.?? a-??.. md the Te?aiaLder to a.r- cr, ￼