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USEFUL HINTS. FORCE-MEAT BALLS FOR LUNCH —Chop two pounds of veal very fine, one onion, add parsley, a quarter of a pound of suet, or salt pork, season with cayenne pepper, suet, sweet marjorum, and thyme mix all well together, make into small balls, and fry in drip- ping. Balls of a smaller size could be put into s )UP before sending it to table, and would be found a very desirable addition. INTRODUCTIONS—At the outset the custom of being introduced by a mutual acquaintance is the first canon to be observed in making the acquaintance of a stranger. As a general rule no one is supposed to be conscious of the presence of any person without having been previously introduced, or "presented," as the more modern term is. The merest mention of th3 names of the assembled individuals is sufficient if the occasion on which they meet be of a casual nature, Per example, on a lady entering an apartment where several persons are assembled, if strangers to her, the host or hostess need simply mention the name of the new comer, and indicate by a sloght sign the persons whose acquaintance the guest might wish to make, to have complied with the required form. In a large party this step is unnecessary. The duty of the person who re«eives the gueet is then confined to j introducing the different members of the company with whom the greatest stranger is likely to be thrown into immediate contact, Catsell's Household. Guide. ETIQUETTE AT DINNER PARTIEd. When dinner is annouaced, the master of the house offers his arm to the lady of the highest rank (unless there is a bride present), and conducts her to the dining-room, placing her on his right hand at the table. The other gentle- men then follow, each conducting a lady, according to directions previously given by the master of the house, or sometimes by cards given to each gentleman as he enters the ante-room by the house steward or butler. As soon as all have gone down, the lady follows with the gentleman cf highest rank, who sits at her right band. When the lady wishes to retire, she glances at the lady whom her husband took down, then rises. The lady who went in first goes out first; the other ladies always stand aside till she has passed. The lady of the house goes out—as she went in-last. HIGH HEELS.—The unnatural character impressed on the gait of women by the prevalent fashion of high and narrow heels to the boota is, says the Lancet, the expression of a perversion of the natural relation of the articulations and muscular action such as cannot but result in serious and permanent damage. The character of the injury which they produce, and the symptoms by which it is expressed, are well described by Dr. Onimus, in a communication to the Societe de M.t-decine of Paris. The heel of the boot is not only high, but narrow and inclined forwards, so that the distance between the heel and the aoint of the foot appears smaller than it really is. This. absurd as it is, appears to be their chief recommendation in the eyes of their wearers. The forced depression of the anterior part of the foot determines a painful dis- placement of the articular surfaces. The toes, instead of the heel, first touch the ground, and the walk is clumsy and heavy, instead of light and undulating, The toes become permanently flexed and pressed together. In cases of nervous temperaments the pain and irritation have produced general nervoua symptoms of hysterical character.

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