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USEFUL HINTS. RHUBARB TARTLETS.—Make a short paste with one white and three yolks of egg, one < unce of sugar, one ounce of butter, a pinch of salt, and flour quant. suff. work it lightly, roll it cut to the thickness of a quarter of an inch. Line some patty-pans with it, fill them with uncooked rice to keep their shape, and bake them in a moderate oven till done. Remove the rice, and fill the tartlets with rhubarb stewed with plenty of sugar and a dash of lemon juice, and at the top put a heaped spoonful of whipped cream. How TO FRY A SOLE.-Let us try whether we can fry a sole. The fishmonger, besides emptying the fish and cutting off the head, has flayed off the brown skin we wish he had not. But he has left the white skin, and scraped off all the scales. We wash it once more, drain it, and dry it thoroughly between the folds of a napkin; for this reason: any moisture left adhering to its outside, when it is plunged into the boiling fat, would be suddenly converted into steam, and explode, scattering the fat in inconvenient direc- tions, and perhaps burning your face and hands. We then rub the sole in flour, causing as much as we can to stick to it. This not only gives a pleasing brown colour, but helps to form the outer crust which retains the fish's juices. The fat in the pan (sweet pork-lard), tested by the strip of bread, is hot enough. In with the sole then, by the help of the fish-slice. We leave it a minute, to recover its sur- prise, just raising it, to prevent its sticking to the bottom. The under side being nicely browned, we turn it. In another minute or so, we promptly lift it out of the fat with the fish slice; a few drops fall from it, and it remains suspended in air, dry and golden-brown outside, aBd savaurily succulent within. We lay it daintily on the napkin with which the dish is covered; and, 'though a well fried sole needs no sauce, we send up with it, nevertheless, a little deli- cate shrimp or anchovy sauce, and two or three smoking mealy PotFtoes.- Casseles Household Guide. SCALDS AND BURNs-Dr. South, in a recent work, gives the following advice, which cannot be made too public. The object is to keep up for a time the high temperature of the injured part, and lower it by degrees to the natural heat of the body. If the blistered skin be unbroken, it may be covered with dry or wet applications indifferently. If the skin be broken, wet applications, if obtainable at once, are best; otherwise, dry ones must be used, as it is of the utmost importance to protect the exposed, sensitive true skin lying beneath the scarf skin, of which the blister consists, from the air. The best dry materials are flour, cotton, cotton-wadding; the wet are spirits of turpentine, spirits of wine or good brandy, linn water and oil, lime water and milk, milk alone, or bread and milk poultice; all these, wet applications must be comfortably warm to the finger, but not hot, and tbey are enumerated according to their precedence of merit." VENTILATION or BEDS.—However agreeable, it is well-known that, if the stay in bed be prolonged be- yond that period necessary to recruit the energies, the consequence is weakness and not strength. Bach hour's delay in leaving the seductive couch, entails additional mental depression, physical lassitude, and reluctance to exertion. These feelings are not to be lightly attributed to indolence, since, however, they may vary in individuals and with circumstances, they follow alike in all from the retention by the bed and its drapery of the carbon thrown off by the invisible perspiration, that acts upon the physical system as a narcotic poison. The reluctance to arise in cold and cheerless weather is not solely caused by the action of the imagination, but rather by the particular condi- tion of the atmosphere, which is unfavourable to the escape of these exhalations from the body. The remedy is to be found in perforating the coverings with holes in ornamental patterns, and so arranged by diversity of pattern in the several coverings that they may not coincide, and thus admit the air too freely. Therefore egress will be given to the foul air or car- bonic gas, whereof now the greater portion clings to the bed, and engenders not only mental weakness put frittir* disease.