TALKS ON HEALTH. By A FAMILY DOCTOR. I believe bad. temper may be regarded as a sort of disease. Underlying the irritable temperament of a naughty child may be some defect in health. The eyes may be weak, and the constant efforts to focus ob- jects with unequal len-es in each eye puzzles the child and is a source of annoy- ance. If you want to know how unpleasant it is to have defective sjht" wear the glasoes belonging to somebody else, and you will find everytning you look at is dim and irsdistinguishnble. Or take a pair of opera- giasscs to the play, screw them out of tocus as you look through, and see how much you will enjoy the beauty of the actress. Child- ren cannot explain thc-e things to you; they must be discovered by intelligent parents. Worms may cause bad temper, and a careful examination should he made to make quite sure that this possible cause of irritation is excluded. Indigestion may result in bad temper. Examine the teeth; teach the child to eat very slowly; do not give him too much tea cr coffee; give him plenty of water to drink; and see that his habits are regular every morning. -:0:- A CASE OF HEREDITY. Heredity may affect a chili's mind. Like parent, like child is a go-xl general rule, of course with many exceptions. A cress, bad-tempered mother will make the whole house bad-tempered. And as for father- well, we all know what father is! He really ought to be more of a man and less tf a bear. Father is a trial, and no mis- lake No wonder poor mother had to go •to the doctor with a nervous breakdown. "I knew your man, ma'am; you are suffer- ing from Fatheritis." He worries mother, bullies the children, and is a general nuis- ance. He keeps the children awake by the noise he makes—and what is a child with- out .sleep? -No; my job as a doctor is not all beer and skittles, I can tell you; it is not doling out bottles of medicine, it is managing human beings, and, my word! they are a funny lot. o THOSE SPOILT CHILDREN. After all, I suppose the commonest cause of bad temper in children is spoiling. For the sake of peace au d quiet the mother gives the screaming child everything she asks for. Rule :\0, 1 of our household: Scream loud enough and you can get any- thing. Oh, dear we must try and teach a little Home Discipline; at present all the children are Bolshevists of the worst de- scription. In the absence of the fathers the children are terrorists, and seek to over- come the reasonable government of the mother by violent means. They are not willmg to. submit to any authority or obey a:: v laws. If Bad Temper is merely a. youthful form of Bolshevism, you must jump on it at once. Allow a child to be a wild man for a few months and his charac- ter is ruined for ever. He will grow up to be a man who thinks the best way to gain his living is to break into the post office and help liv,.n,- i.,? to bre?ik into the office and people. the in of t',iritty AN AID TO HEALTH. No doctor can treat the body alone and neglect the mind. Sweetness of temper is a valuable aid to health. You should see me; I am the sweete>t-tempered thing on earth; really it is like a ray of sunshine when I come in the rocm-all the bulbd begm shooting up, thking it is spring- time. My wife has. )U"t read this, and wants to add a few little remarks in the cause of truth, but I will not allow it! A HOARY SUPERSTITION. Superstitions die haid; they take a lot of killing. 1 should be a proud man if I could tiualiy knoc k on the head that silly notion that rheumatL-in can be cured by wearing a ring. I can imagine the germs in a rheumatic knee-joint calling out, It's all ever. bovs, our L, uall)i- t- l..p. We must stop work now that there is a piece of metal round the third finger of the left ha.nd." A man who believes tint a ring will prevent. anythiu, 1- -i e, Ni-ill rheumatism will believe anything. He will put a:i his money into a scheme ior extra.ct- ing silver from moonbeams; he will marry an ugly, cross-tempered girl because her mother "tells him she has a rich uncle who io dving ol heart di-ease and intends to leave her a hundred thousand pounds. There is no limit to the credulity of such a man; he must be made a fool of about ten times a day. The only plan is to educate the people. Leave the quacks alone, and one day they wiil have to confess that the rommon^nse of the peopie is too much for them, and they wi:: go out of business; but not before manv another swindler has made a com- fortable living out of the simple folk he has cheated. THE WART STORY. I Did I ever tell you that story about the wart.s; Warts are rather mysterious things. No one knows for certain why they come; thev have a curious habit of suddenly dis- appearing of their own accord. I wish I could say I knew everything, but I don't. I don't know why warts should come and go so mysteriously. But they do. Well, one day I was in a playful mood, and I said I would charm away the warts on a little girl's hands. I walked round her muttering some gibberish and waving my arms, and goiemnlv announced that the wart; would have gone in a And sure enough they had! I -TliE BUS-1N-ESS. The sequel was still more scandalous; th i little girl brought four school-friends with warts and I was commanded to charm them away. I tried to get out of it, and told them I had ouiy been having a game. "W ell," they said, "Have the game again." So round I went like a tee-to-tum, to the awe-struck amusement of my four little patients, and I worked my charm again. This time I had two failures and two suc- cesses; I took the precaution of asking for a month to drive away the warts. I am afraid the two I had. tailed to cure would have no faith in me, but nothing will con- vince the others that I was net a woii-derful magician and worthy of all confidence. It ■just shows that the law of c hances will bring about a certain number of happy co- incidences and lucky shofs. These few for- tuitous occurrences are enough to keep a superstition aEvl? The Taeing tipster is 6;¡:'e to hit <"5: a few winners if he goes on Ion?- enough. But, the whole, I decided to *0 out of the ine:tario:i business. I was afraid of being locked up. TOO HUGH CLOTHING. Clotllir,1 ,y should be as lignt r. possible in every season of the y?r. 1 fr?ju?tly and every -,eascn o, in the :;Wl1 n:('f timp in „ cl?il-dren t? cf tr..0 other I ?upp?e now that winter is here the number, S,:ven that v: -it, r IL-t 7-o tl,e nunil-,er W;I! ")<, (I lye hamu-r:d !>v fourteen ?ar- ments. Tllne.s were never kept away bv a multitude of garmoius. ( ictning should he light and warm, but never in excess. Corsets are quite unuec.'r\ for chJ-aren at school. The way to get a gercl llgure is to develop the muscles a"d hold oneself well. C?r?ta are mere n'-?:i! a:ds which no healthy child ouoht to ;'<'???-
.? to ?'t s.? y o?e to re. That he was ursh' to ct anyone to re place him ? ?raved?r at C?Av? Glamorgan, ?-? ?n ??-y -L?e.itccs pica at Aberavon. In the holldav sca.?n ?:?3J2 visitors went i T_ > i Vlenv tok early holi. dayn. Vures for July being nearly equal to ?y?? ?- J?" '? -? ?1 -? ￼ ??Ern?t Bul!ock. ?-??'. ?.??? the was a cL!)tJin in tllC. King-¡ Ow Y o r I-, r c ha.?i 1--ecii ap- pointed organist of Exeter Cath?a?l.cu a p Sir Archibald Saividgc, loader o, the LivS erpool Conservative Party, st.it~ (-,ut 01 the re*at ￼ roceived bv the eorpr.ratio.i aO rocei-?'ed b- 'Lhe of t? a- 6cl5o,ot?0, cic?l-,sive t --1ic -?'i t uf tL,.2 ILiLi-
lOUR CHILDREN'S CORNER. t WHAT MR. JACSDAW SAYS. "I'll not spend auother penny, My dear, on the 'Birds' Gazette'; No, I've made up my mind, Maria, Unless better news we get. "They speak of a terrible earthquake, And an accident to a 'bus; But I've looked through the whole of th< paper, And there's nothing at all about us!" I THE SAVING OF THEODORE. I Once upon a time there were eight Tittle Rats, and they iu-cd to live with their mother in a hollow tree, and they were all Scouts. And thev used to take their staves in their hand s and scout all day long. And they were very sad and unhappy be- cause, they couldn't ever. tind any enemy to capture or any person that they could save. And their mother was very sorry for I them, because they went about and worked so hard, and she wondered how she could hdp them. Then she set out to pay a call on Theodore the Rabbit. Now Theodore the Rabbit was very stupid, and he liked catching bluebottles better than anything else. And he was very cr<k;s I because it happened to be the middle of the winter and he couldn't iind any bluebottles at 11 1. Now, just close by the tree where all the little Rats used to live there was a big pond, and it was all covered over with thin ice because of the cold. And the mother of the little Rats smiled and asked Theodore the Rabbit whnt kind of sport he had had with the bluebottles. Then was Theodore very frantic, and he screwed up his eyes and yelled becau.-e lie couldn't find any at all. Then did the mother of all the little Rats look very clever, and she said: "Surely YOU do not look for them in the right place, 0 Theodore; for every evening when it is dark do crowds and crowds of bluebottles come and sit on the tirm white ice of the pond." Then was Theodore very comforted, and when it was night he set out happily for the pond, and he stepped carefully on to the ice so that he could find the bluelottles. And diret,Cy he got 011 the ice it broke, and it upset him into the freezing water y Then did Theodore scream and yell, and all the little Rats jumped out of bed when they heard him, and they took their staves and lanterns and went and .saved him. And after he was saved, all the people came and stroked the little Ibts on Cicir backs, and gave them pennies because they were so brave. And Theodore was very frantic because he had not found any bluebottles. But he thanked the little Rats for saving him, be- cause he said the one thing lie had dreaded all his life was being drowned. Then was the mother of the little Rata very pleased, because people said to her how proud she ought to be of her sons. And she smiled to herself to think how clever she I was. POXTO S PLAN. I Ponto the dog was smiling joyfully (For dogs can smile), He'd got a bowl of milk, and bones for tea, A lovely pile. save the milk for my dessert," he said, "A splendid plan! And eat my meat course first, the bones, instead." So he began But very soon he heard a lapping boiind- A cat wa.-i there; And Ponto shouted, "That's my milk ,ou've I found, It isn't fair! Then made a dash and drove away the cat; But, sad to tell, His plan was all uiiset--ancl, worse thaa that, I The milk as well! THE DOG THAT NOBODY WANTED. I Tade was an Irish terrier, and he was not ¡ a beauty. He had limped badly since his en- counter with a motor-car that refused to I get out of his way, half Ill", left ear had been torn off in a fight with a collie, and an ugly bare patch at the side of his neck was a further result of that famous victory. Tade's fighting days were over now, and < l a y s were on-cr iio-, ￼ and as he crouched and shivered in a disused doorway, he did not feel efillal to chasing a kitten. lie had spent the night under a pile of boards in a shipbuilding yard, and when the workmen kicked him out in the early morning he had scarcely strength to drag himself to a new refuge. Slinking along the deserted streets, he came to the .-canty shelter of a night waetchman, whose little brazier of burning charcoal threw out a welcome heat. The old man's face was very gentle, and Tade fixed his eyes upon him piteously. "Im all alone," they seemed to say, "and I haven't a friend in the world." | "Eh, but there's twa o' us!" murmured i the watchman, a3 he stretched out a bony j hand to stroke him. Tade gave a delighted S whine. "Puir doggie!" said the old man softly, and Tade knew that he had been adopted. A year went by." Tade had grown lews thin, and become quite a respectable member of society. One nig tit. when a storm was raging, Jamie and Tade took shelter in one of the oti a wooden shed. With the in- stinct common to most dumb creatures, Tade scented danger, and his soft brown eyes were ,ed at the old iyiaii full of anxiety as he tugged at the old man's coat, as if entreating him to come outside. "Na—11a," said Jamie, shaking his head. "The rain's no guid for aald folk like you an' me, Tade. \e"11 bide whaur we are. 'Tis safer here." Jamie had scarcely spoken when a" gust of wind caught the rocking shed, hurling it from its foundations as if it had been a plaything, and burying Jamie and Tade be- neath its ruins. For a moment Tade was stunned; then he wriggled himself free from ) a beam that had crusned his tail, and heed- 1e.3 of the pam that he was suffering, crawled to the spot where his master lay wedged in between two heavy planks. Jamie lay very white and still, and only moaned when Tade pushed his nose inside his half-clenched hand. The dog at last gave up trying to roxise him, and dashed out into the storm. For the very first time in his life he was glad to see a policeman, and instead of shrinking away irom him and hiding in some dark corner, as was his usual custom, he ran straight up to him, barking j and howling with ail his might. In vain the man tried to drive him oft-bJ would run a few yards ahead, and then return, barking and howling more frantically than ever. At j last the policeman followed him to the shed, when he saw at once what had happened. Jamie was taken to the hospital, and so was Tade, for his poor tail was in a vezv I sad way. Jamie's injuries were serious, he recovered at last; and a very proud dog was Tade when they took their iirit walk outside the hospital grounds. For the stit d 'ciits h,-i d hi students had bought him a fine brass collar, and each per-on who read what was written upon it patted him kindly, and said, "Weil done, old fellow And Tade finds that everyone wishes to make friends with him, and to hear the storv of ihaf dreadful night, j Jamie and Tade live now in a snug little cottage in the shelter of a big green hill. 1 But whenever a storm come-s, and the winds 1 blow high, Tade keeps a watchful eye upon the roof.
i- Austria has ratified the Treaty. Electricians at Berlin power stations arc oil Grand Duke Nicholas is now said to be ia the Prmkipo Islands. Prince, of Wales opened a new eloctrio > plant, %-iven by water power from Niagara I Falls. j President Poincare presented Paris with the Croix de. Guerre. Mr. J. Coles, chairman of the Clerical. Medical, and General Assurance Society, id dead. Helsingfors "Aftenpost" reports that the famous "mad monk." Iliodorc, is now a liohhevik.
HOME DRESSMAKING A NEAT LITTLE SKIRT FOR THE I YOUNGER SCHOOLGIRL. Nowadays many schools insist upon their pupils wearillg Do uniform of some descrip- tion or other in schools as well as out-of- doors. Generally speaking, the indoor uniform consists of a skirt of some sernice- ablo shade, such as navy blue, dark green, deep brown, or iron grey, and a shirt blouse of some practical cotton or woollen material. Such a uniform, of course, is very easily made at home, and the cost of the home- made article is half or less than half that of the ready-made garment, provided, natur- ally, that the inater*<. is of the sane quality in both ca-->es. The NN,is,- mother, therefore, will make her small daughters school blouses and skirts herself, for she will. [Refer to II. D. 31C.] I realise very quickly what a great economy may thus be effected. For the special benefit of such busy mothers our sketch this week shown a particularly simple and easily made skirt suitable for girls of from eight to fourteen years. This skirt is a practical two- piece model, which may be made up in a surprisingly short time- It is neat and smart, and admirably adapted to its pur- pose T11?. MATERIAL.—For a skirt of this kind you need a really strong and (serviceable material, such as serge, gabardine, frieze, tweed, or homespun. Each school generally has its own particular colour, in which case serge or gabardine are the most suitable fabrics. But where uniform is not com- pulsory, tweed and homespun are excellent for school use, as they will stand any amount of hard wear and tear. For this skirt you will need 11 yards of material for a child of from eight to ten years. THE PATTERN.—Nothing could possibly be simpler than this pattern, for it only con. tains three pieces, and these are all straight- edged pieces—the skirt, the belt, and the pocket. Before beginning to cut out, lay the pattern against the child by whom the skirt is to be worn, and make any little alterations that may be needed; it is simpler and much more satisfactory to do this in J the pattern than in the cut-out garment Remember that no turning s are allowed for in the pattern, therefore you must leave sin. on all seam edges and ample material to turn up wherever a hem comes. THE CUTTING O-UT.-Open the material to its fuli width, and fold up in two in such a way that the selvedges come together along each side and the fold is at the bottom. Then lay the pattern pieces upon it as shown in TOLD I I the diagram, taking care, of course, tha each piece is laid quite straight upon th. material. otherwise the nnished garment wil not hang well. One end of the belt must bf laid to the fold of the material. TIIR MAKING.—Join together the seams oi the skirt and press well. Then whip the raw edges of the pressed-out material closely and neatly. On the left seam you must leave an opening at the top about 7in. deep tc form the placket. Face the left side of this placket with a flat strip of material, and put a wrap facing on the right side. Sew on 'press studs as fastenings. Now take the pocket, turn a deep hem down at the top: and stitch it. Turn in all the remaining raw edges of the pocket, mark their posi- tion on the skirt, and tack into place. Cut a band of Petersham long enough to go round the child's waist when the ends arc turned. Hem these ends and sew on book- and eyes. Turn in raw edge at the top of the skirt. and gather it. Pin or tack this gathered edge to the top of the Petersham. Now slip the skirt on and arrange the gathers round the waist, pinning them care- fully into place. Turn up a hem at the bottom of the skirt to make the latter a proper length, taking care the edge hangs absolutely straight. Take off the skirt and sew the gathers at the top firmly to the rzr HOV TO OBTAIN Paper Pattern of the above SKIRT. Fill in this form and send it. with remittance in to MTSS LISLE. 8, La Belle Sauvage, LONDON, E.C. 4. I -Wri'e clFarly. Nam e — It Addres.s j • II PATTERN No. 310. PAPER PATTERNS. Price 9d. each, post free. PATTERNS cut to special measure, 1/6 tach. MISS LISLE will be pleased to receive suggestions and tj illustrate designs of eneral use to the HOME DRESSMAKER. < Petersham. Now either sew the top or the 1 hem by machine cr stitch one c-lge of a piece of skirt binding to the top of the hem and the other edge to the skirt. Machine the pockets into place, and take out all the tacking threads. Next take the strip of belt material, and fold it lengthwise, so that the longer cut edges come together, right sides in. Run along the f-ides and one end with the machine, and turn right side out. Turn in the raw edges at the remaining end and sew. Make a buttonhole and sew on a button, preferably covered with the material. Stitch the belt to the top ef the skirt from the placket opening on the left side, round the back, to the middle of the front. In making a skirt for a young girl it is always wiso to turn up a Tery deep hem, which may be let down as the child grows. THE FUR COLLAR. I The very great majority of the new wrap coats are finished by fur collars of one port or another. Many of these collars are im- mense, assuming almost the proportions of capes, others are comparatively moderate in size; but nearly all, both great and small, mav be turned up easily round the neck at pleasure. When the coat is not provided with a fur collar ifo place is generally taken by a short, straight necktie of fur which comes well up round the ears.
FASHION OF THE WEEK. A DAINTY AND CHARMING DRESSING. JACKET. [E. 274.] The lingerie shown at present is particu- larly charming and original in character. though in the majority of cases tho style is quite simple and the ornament restrained. Generally speaking, tho design of the new garments is excellent, whilst the workman- ship and finish arc surprisingly good. Of course, all the best models aro horribly ex- pensive-but then, everything is horribly expensive just now—but even the lower- priced garments show the most delightful touches of originality in shape and in trim- ming. This new lingerie, speaking generally, may be divided into two distinct groups: the one is carried out in the frailest and most gossamer of materials, such as Georg- ette, crystalline, lingerie net, triple, ninon, and tho finest and most cobwcbby lawn; the other is intended for women who prefer a reasonable amount of warmth in winter to a butterfly daintiness of attire, and is mado of more substantial, though equally pretty, fabrics, such as crepe de Chine, Milanese silk, Jan silk, nuu's veiling, Viyella, and fine A-za Among the prettiest and most original garments shown are the dressing-gowns and dressing-jackets, many of which are simply charming. Our sketch pictures one .of tho newest of these dressing-jackets: a fascinat- ing garment which is worthy of a place in the smartest of trousseaux. As sketched, this dressing-jacket is carried out in a heavy and lustrous crepo de Chine, in the palest and most lovely shade of pink imaginable. But it would be equally pretty made up in hair- cord muslin, triple ninon, satin beau to, or Milanese silk. The colour, of course, is a matter of individual preference, the favourite shades of the moment being, green, .sunlight yellow, palest pink, faint mauve, and a creamy white. This dressing-jacket is a simple Magyar garment, and fastens down the front, leav- ing a Ion?, pointed opening at the neck. All the edges of the jacket--neck, front, bottom and sleeves, are finished by a boldly designed and hea,vily padded scallop worked 111 thick, ivory-white washing silk. The dressing-jacket is longer at the bi-ck than at the front, the corners in front being prettily rounded off. The loose and rather wide sleeves are cut in one with the gar- ment and only reach the elbow. Slits ere worked at intervals round the waist, and are threaded with a broad, ivory-white satin nibbon, the ends of which are tied in a smart bow in front. Paper patterns can be supplied, price Is. I :Id, Enclose remittance and addicts to Miss Lisle, 8, La Belle Sauvage, London, E.C. 4. Note: The price may vary from week to week.
Dip a fish quickly in boiling water to re- 1 move the scalcs. I Clean bamboo furniture with a brush dipped in salt water. A few pieces of bacon rind added to the water in which cabbage is boiled improvea the flavour of the vegetable. SAVE THE NEV/SPAPEES. It is a mistake to regard newspapers merely as waste-paper when reCld. They are useful in many ways to the housewife. Folded smoothly and all one eize, they make I excellent pads for the stairs, help the carpet c to wear well, lessen the sound of footsteps, I and do not hold the dust as felt does. Laid j t on a kitchen-table when cooking is being] ? done, a newspaper catches grease and other ) droppings that would Mnk into the wood and necessitate hard scrubbing. ) 1
I (w M MOTHER AND HOME. ?tUi Useful and Economical Hints on Domestic Management. Now is the time when one and all will turn to their winter wardrobes. This year renovations are sure to take place if wo would be economical. A good tip for last year's velvet or velour cloth is to place the garment or hat in the bathroom next time hot baths are on; or the clothes can be hung in the kitchen when washing-day comes round. The velvet or velour should be given a thorough brushing first, of course; but it is surprising the good effect the steam has on the material. ALUMINIUM DISHES. I One of the chief advantages of aluminium is that the utensils are generally" seam- less." This means easier dish-washing. Also the handles are generally bar type and not ￼ l e iii d not the knob type. Frequently the handles are flat strips of aluminium, and arc riveted to the lid. A COTTON DRESS. I The best way to fix the colour of a cotton dress is to soak it for twelve hours in water to which a tablespoonful of turpentine has been added. Afterwards wash in the ordinary way. I FOR A' DULL CARPET. I .7T. I A dull-looking carpet may be freshened ¡ up bv the use of ammonia. Half-till a bucket with cold water, and mix with this a table- spoonful of liquid ammonia. Take a clean flannel, wring it out in the solution, and sponge a portion of the carpet; again wring out the flannel, and wipe over a second piece. Continue iyl t11 the whole of the carpet has been thus treated, taking care that each time a fresh piece is started the flannel is allowed to travel on the last piece cleaned. In this way there will be no dirty lines left on the carpet. You will be sur- prised how this freshens up the colours and makes them look quite bright again. To COOK PRUNES. I A new and delicious way of cooking prunes: Allow half a pint of water and' £ lb. of sugar to every lib. of fruit. Put the sugar and water into a saucepan, and simmer gently for 20 minutes: then pour the boiling liquor over the fruit and alTow to soak overnight. Subsequently the dish should be placed in the oven and the fruit cooked very slowly until tender. BISCUIT PASTRY. I Milk biscuits made as follows make excel- lent cases for either jam or savoury fillings. Mix together lib. flour, half a teaspoonfui of salt, and two teaspoonsful of baking J powder. Stir in sufficient milk to make a stiff paste. Roll out on a floured board, cut in rounds, place on a buttered board or tin, and bake in a quick oven, turning till both sides are brown, which should. be in a quarter of an hour. Allow to cool, when the biscuits should be split open and a filling of some sort inserted. i CELERY IN MILK. I I Celery is now appearing in the Ghops, and any odd bits Miat remain over from cooking ean be utilised to make this tempting dish. Cleanse the pieces well, and boil them in "milk until tender. Add some grated cheese, a pinch of salt. and thicken with a little flour. Bring all to the boil, and serve on buttered toadt. KITCHEN-FIRE ECONOMY. I Keep in the coal-cellar an old box or pail. Into this put al sifted cinders, potato-peel- ings. and other refuse, and add to it a little small coal. A lump of coal and a couple of shovelsful of this mixture will keep a kitchen fire going for hours at a very small cost, especially if the rubbish is slightly damped before being put on. It is a good way of getting rid of rubbish, too. BROOMS AND BRUSHES. I These will last a long time if taken proper care of. After use a broom should be hung on a nail, so that the bristles are not crushed flat by resting on the floor, and they ought to bo washed occasionally. Scrubbing brushes, which are often sodden with water, are very soon worn out. They, too, should be hung up to drv as soon as they are done with. For certain purposes a "loofah." which can be bought for a few pence, is better than a scrubbing brush. Sprinkle it with a little silver-sand or pounded bath- brick, and use as a scrubbing brush; when done with, rinse well and hang up to dry, B-4*ILEY KERNEL CREAM. I This is a very nice sweet, and requires no sugar. Soak three tablespoonsful of barley kernels in a pint of water overnight, then boil rather stiff. Make half a pint of cus- tard with powder, and stir into the barley. Add a pint jelly-square,' cut in pieces, and when the jelly ha. dissolved pour into a mould to set. TZIPE PIE. I Take any fat out of lib. of tripe, stew for half an hour, then put in a pie dish. Slice ill). of onions over tripe, and pour over half the liquor. Cook and maeh 21b. of potatoes, put over top, place fat off tripe on them. Bake for one hour in slow oven. Thicken the remains of tripe liquor with a little flour, and serve with the pie. CLEANING A FIREPLACE. I Before cleaning out a A-replace, sprinkle a good handful of used tea leaves among the ashes in the grate. The ashes will lift easier, and the leaves prevent dust flying about the room. The tea leaves must be well drained, otherwise they may caueo rust, in which case prevention will be worse than the evil itself. Mud stains may often be removed from garments if rubbed with a raw potato cut in half. CATCHING MICE. I It often difficult to catch mice, even when a tempting bait is put in the trap but if after baiting the trap you drop a couple of drops of essence of aniseed (which you can purchase from tho chemist) you will never find an empty trap till they are all gone. Fresh aniseed should be put on each time. To CLEAN PAINT. I To clean paint, put 111). of glue in an old saucepan, with about one quart of cold water, and set it on the stove, where it will dissolve slowly. Add a little of this glue water to each pailful of water. With a soft woollen cloth wash about a yard of paint at a time. Do not uso any eoap or other clean ing agent. Do not go over much at a time and scrub any very dirty place with a smal, brush. The glue acts as a soap, and remoTeb all dirt immediately. The skins of carrots, onions, -and turnips make a beautiful stoclc for gravy, as they contain valuable salts. If you want to give an extra good flavour I to your mustard, drop in a very little salad 3il when mixing. It is sma items like this that make up an appetising meal. Paint warts with tincture of iodine once a. week, and rub carbonate of soda into them ach time aftei, washing tJe hands, and they will quickly disa ppear. Dip a flannel into paraffin. then into powdered bath brick, to cleiiiq a greasy dnk; rinse thoroughly with hot water. To clean a straw hat, if not very soiled, try rubbing-with a clean flannel which has been rubbed on a white cloth cleaning ball, purchased at the chemist's; this is also good for white felt hats. Mutton broth is one of the most strengthening and nourishing forms of food for the invalid. Unless made from a very good quality of mutton, of not too strong i flavour, it will be impossible to produce a broth at all suitable for a sick person. RUSTY CURTAIN PINS. I When curtain pins become rusty, let them 3tand for a few minutes in a very weak solu- tion of ammonia. Then take them out and rub well. WASHING CHIFFON. I When washing chiffon, squeeze it well in warm soapy water, and then rinse well in \vater in which a, lump of sugar is dissolved. Dry well before ironing. FoR USE IN SODPS. I Mature peas may be passed through a. neat grinder and the pulp dried for use in ioups or in the making of purees. BADLT TARNISHED BRASS. I If brass is badly tarnished, place it in boiling water, and add a lump of common soda. Leave to soak, then remove from the water, dry well, and polish with a cream made with whiting and paraffin oil. To BANISH SPIDERS. I A good way to get rid of spiders is to take pieces of cotton-wool, saturate them with. oil of pennyroyal, and place these in their haunts. A CHILD'S PORRIDGE. I Porridge for the nursery breakfast should Ge cooked overnight, left in the cooker, and warmed over a brisk fire in the morning. serve when hot. If it has become too thick add a little bailing water. FAT FROM MEAT. I In boiling meats, take the fat from the top of the water and save for cooking or making sotip. In the roasting of meats pour the grease out of the pan, or dip it out before it gets burned. It will be excellent for us-e in cookinr, but if it stays till the I meat is done it will be sure to have a I I burned, unpleasant flavour. ON FEEDING INVALIDS. I I In feeding an invalid, emomber milk is more nourishing than beef tea, but beef tea is the better stimulant. In making beef tea, eoak the Ibi-ely-out beef in the cold water for half-an-hour before boiling it, so as to get as much as possible of the nourishment of the bed in liquid form. I SOME USEFUL RECIPES. I MAIZE MEAL PUDDING.—In a- pie-dish put threo tablcsnooriSful or maizemeal with 4oz. of eugar, quarter of a pint of milk, and as much water as will almost fill the dish. Bake it for three-quarters of an hour in a fairly oven. STUFFED ONIONS.—Parboil some largo onions and boil a few haricot beans that have been in soak all night. Take some minced cold meat or grated cheese if de: sired); mash the beans when tender and add to the meat. Next take the onions, cut the tops so as to form a lid, and scoop out the centres. Chop the centres finely, mix with the meat and beans, adding a little chopped parsley, with salt and pepper to taste. Fill the onions with the mixture, re- place the tops* place them in a dish well greased with margarine, and bake in the oven for an hour. TASTY TEACAKES.—Take two teacupeful of liour, one tablespoonful of margarine, one table-spoonful of sugar, half a cup of sultanas, one egg, milk. Rub margarine into the Hour, add sugar, sultanas, and egg (well beaten). Add milk, keep a little of the egg to brush over top. Sprinkle a little sugar over buns. • Bake for 15 minutes. SCOTCH SIIORTHREAD.—Take lib. flour, 2oz. eornflour, £ lb. margarine, 2oz. sugar (fine), loz. s wcd almonds, few pieces of candied peel. Beat the margarine to a. cream and gradually work in the flour and cornflour, add sugar and almonds (blanched and chopped). Work all together to a smooth paste, and divide into three pieces. Put on greased paper and roll out until it is lin. in thickness, and "pinch" well round the edge. Prick well with skewer and ornament with candied peel. Bake in a moderate oven for half an hour. FRIED HERRINGS, COD CUTLETS, OR PLAICE —Wash and dry the fish, flour them all over, and fry to a golden colour in hot lard or dripping. When done, lay on a hair sieve to drain. Dish upon a hot dish, gar- nish with prigs of green parsley. Serve with anchovy sauce or pickled walnuts. LENTIL I)IC.-PCil two cupsful of lentils with one onion till tender, strain off, and add two peeled (sliced tomatoes. Put all into a greased pie-dish, cover top with broader urn b-i and a little butter or nut butter, and bake in an oven for half-an- hour. CURRIED VECETADLES WITH BAD HIT.—Cook together lib. of carrots, lib. of turnips, lIb. of onions. Let them get cool, then cut them in small pieces and fry them in a little fat. In a atewpan mix a curry sauce with a dessertspoonful of. curry powder, a table- spoonful of maizemeal, salt and pepper, with a little milk or gravy, and let all stew slowly for 15 minutes with the pieces o rabbit. Serve very hot, putting the curried vegetables in the centre of thc- dish, and 1 1 arranging the rabbit round them.
THINGS THOUGHTFUL. The battle against wrong habits in general can avail nothing. They must be dealt with habit by habit. We cannot rush our way into the life we would live all at once; one by one we must capture the inter- vening strongholds. HARMONY. Sure there is music even in beauty, na the silent note which Cupid strikes. far sweeter than the sound of an instrument- For there is a music wherever there is Do harmony, order, or proportion; and thus far we may maintain the music of thø Spheres; for those well-ordered motions and regular paces, though they give no sound to the ear, yet to the understanding they strike a note most full of harmony.—Sir T. Browne. HEROISM. What we call heroism, the great deed of the moment, is the synthesis of a life and character; and character is what you have been doing and thinking all your life. THE TWO ARMIES. As Life s Unending column pours, Two marshalled hosts are run— Two armies on the trampled shores That Death flows back between. One marches to tho drum-beat's roll, The wide-mouthed clarion's bray; One bears upon a crimson scroll, "Our glory is to slay." One moves in silence by the stream, 1 With sad, but watchful eyes, Calm as the patient planet's gleam That walk", the clouded skies. Along its front no sabres ehine, No blood-rod pennons wave; Its banners bear the single line, "Our duty is to save!" Even in many languages we may lift united prayer to God, and that is the prayer that is going up to heaven from a troubled world to-day. Many tongues, but one mighty petition. FRIENDSHIP. Friendship is one of the greatest boons God can bestow on man. It is a union of our fines feelings, an uninterested binding of hearts, and a sympathy between two souls. It is an undefinable trust we repose in one another, a constant communication between two minds, and an unremitting anxiety for each other's good. What then, is the root, the cause of friendship? Sym- pathy. Sympathy conceives friendship; friendship love. Lovo *ia friendship. Tho tree that bears love bears also friendship.— Hill. It is easier to show other people their duty than to do our own. Moreover, there are many eager to teach who are not willing I to practice. Exhortations are more plentiful I than examples, but they are never so powerful. I I TEACHER OR FRIEND? Which is it that sways us most.? Is it the teacher who tells us: "This is the way you are to think, this is what you are to believe, and what you aro to do" ? Or is it the friend who blends his life and heart and mind with ou»s, with whom we argue and differ, but take something each from the other, which assimilates with what is most our own? Surely we yield more freely to the one who helps to foster our particular personality than to him who would thrust it aside, and replace it by his own.—Latham. MOTHER. Never again another friend so faithful- With love as steadfast as the sunlight's ray; Asking no praise, but tender thankless service- Never ag*,iin-since -Ilo'L- lier went away. No shame so dark but Mother knelt beside its- No poverty her cheer could not allay; Last at the Cross she stands, in silence waiting With patient grief, to bear her dead away. Never for lier-thailk God !—more hurt or sorrows; For us the endless ache—once more to lay The head on that dear, all-forgiving bosom— These empty years—since Mother went away, —Laura Simmons. SUCCESS. It is said that success lies as much in en- deavour as in achievement. The root of tha matter is in the will that purposes and the faith that ndertakes. These, and only these, build up the character that makes toi success. LEARNED BY SUFFERING. I have suffered for love possibly more than any man has ever suffered. Hell itself can hold no torments rrreater than it has inflicted on mc. It has caused me more misery, more agony, than I should have thought the human heart capable of. And yet 1 would not have had it otherwise; for I owe to it such glimpses of heaven, such an exaltation of happiness as might well compensate me for an eternity ol pain. Keats. A GOOD CURE. Troubles never come singly; there is your own, and somebody else s. To give ones attehtion to somebody else's trouble is often a good cure for one's own. NEW INSPIRATIONS. The best things which can come to our lives are not novelties, but new inspirations of the one eternal life. Life, in all its forms, makes all things new, and makes the world new. Events which have happened a million times before are nevertheless always new with each recurrence. What can be older than birth, childhood, love, marriage, death? But what can be more new, more full of fresh influence, bringing a sudden influx of joy or sorrow, awakening the soul to a new life than these? A new truth makes all things now.—J ames Freeman Clarke. KIND WORDS. 1 • ± Kind words cost no more than unicma ones. Kind words produce kind actions, not only 011 the part of those to whom they are addressed, but on the part of those by whom they aro employed; and this habitu- ally in virtue of the principle of association. —Jeremy Bentham. LESSON OF EXPERIENCE. It is the dee?t of all the le?-ons ot e. 1:3 the ùC01Je¿1 of dl the les.5-om\ of e:s- oerience that i? we are indeed sound and joura?cous within ou?e?es, t?re is no co^ tmgency whatever but ?9 may draw ￼ It that perpetual growth of inward s?ci?th which, when all is ?id. is the ?e ? Qnl! secret cf what is called happine"s- Garvin.
Captain Sadoul, adopted as a SccialiB: caud?dat? nt the French actions, wh?i -4'jat; on a minion to Russia, weut over to tbO Boshevists, and h? since lived in ? g?. [joett A wcll-drcRsed 1??" t?'?t 45 I'llsL-e a found drowned in the Tham8 near '*?n?u- head.. Ch?P- Canon Edgar Shp;?ard, Dome6tic. ca lain to the Ei? repr<MeHt<'d h? ￼ at, the hmcral at Eton CoHege Cha?? of' Dr. C. Harford Lloyd, or?aaMt of the L?n??.??1 Eoyal- After negotiating for higher wagM '^inco June, the Operative Bleachers, ^° £ o' and j Finishers' Association of Lancashire has de- cided to call a strike of its 60,00o0 o?meofb? On November 1.