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Half a lemon dipped in salt will do the work of oxalic acid in cleaning copper boilers, brass tea- kettles, &c. A feather brush ia preferable to a cloth for dusting gilt picture frames, as the cloth wears and deadens the gilt. Absorbent bath towels which have a smooth surface on one side and a rough one on the other are now made. The best way to remove sand and grit from small fruit, when washing j:; necessary, is to lay the fruit loosely in a clean basket and dip the basket into fresh clean water.
INSECTS IN BIRD CAGES.
INSECTS IN BIRD CAGES. To prevent insects in bird cages great cleanli- ness is necessary. An occasional scrubbing with ammonia and v.at"r will purify the cage wonder- fully; l- 't to do this one must have another cage in w!licd the bird may be kept till the washed one is perfectly dry again. It. is a good plan to keep a small bag of powdered sulphur hanging in the cage. This will not harm the bird. and will keep off the vermin that an; apt to be troublesome in cages, even when one is careful as regards cleanliness.
TO WASH COLOURED EMBROIDERY.
TO WASH COLOURED EMBROIDERY. Put a handful of bran into warm water, and leave the article to be cleaned in it to soak, pressing it together occasionally,but not rubbing it; when clean, hang i' up until it is nearly dry, and then stretch it on a frame or iron it. Another method is as follows: Simply wash the embroi- dery with soap in tepid water into which a pinch of salt has been put; the embroidered part should only be very slightly rabbod, but the material all round can be thoroughly cleansed. Have another basin of clean tepid water ready in which the embroidered article must be first rinsed, then rolled up lightly in a dry cloth, and pressed immediately with a tolerably warm iron. The latter plan is the best in ordinary cases, but the whole process must be very quickly done, as any delay will cause the colours to run.
TO KEEP PLANTS FRESH.
TO KEEP PLANTS FRESH. An excellent resource when leaving home with- out anybody to look after the plants is to place a bowl of water upon a table and the plants on the floor, inserting a length of worsted weighted at one end into the bowl, and allowing the other end to hang over the side. but a little below the bottom of the bowl. This will syphon the water from the bowl and drop it slowly on the plants below. If a good-sized bowl is used the plants will look after themselves for weeks treated in this way.
SWEETS FOR THE CHILDREN.
SWEETS FOR THE CHILDREN. Nearly all children, especially if normally healthy, crave for sweets. A great many parents, without any thought or reason in the matter, deny to their children all kinds of sweets. They do this from some preconceived notion that sugar and candy cakes are bad for the children. Other parents go to the opposite extreme, and indulge their children in all sorts of confectionery, from the cheapest to the most expensive, allowing them to cat rich. indigestible cakes, jams, can- died fruits, &c. Give the children sweets in the form of pure chocolate, honey, and syrup made from fruits. A lump of sugar or a stick of good candy now and then \vill not hurt them. Let them eat molasses, but be sure it is a good quality. Fruit jellies, if unadulterated, and plain cookies that are not too sweet are good for chil- dren. Let the children have sweets. The sys- tem craves them. They impart warmth and energy. They nourish and build up the tissues. The best time to give the children sweets is at meal time. Let fruits, jelly, syrup, molasses, or honey form part of each meal, and then the children will not so often plead for candy and cake. Let the children have sweets. But see to it that they are furnished with the proper kind, at the rH.!ht, timo.. and in sensible quant'ty.
A STATE-TRUST. "Greater Russia, by Mr. Wirt Gerrare, contains, among other good things, an interesting and instructive account of the power of the State in Russia, and the manner in which it tries to perform and supervise everything: There are State railways and communications. There are the State forests and domains, State mines, fisheries, and farms, Slate industries—rail- way, shipping, prison, and others; and, latent, the spirit monopoly, worked solely by the State, and the first year returning a profit of 106 per cent, on the capital employed. The State is not only the greatest landowner, but is the greatest trader and the greatest railway contractor in the world. It works over 20,000 miles of railway, and, besides administering the various manufacturing and other departments incident to governing a modern State, it is more or less directly responsible tor every enterprise undertaken within its territories. It regulates the hours of labour, and even adjusts the scale of wages; by attracting imports it affects the price of commodities and manufactured goods. In one word, the Russian State is a gigantic "trust," endeavouring to regulate its multi- tudinous businesses in a way that will return the largest profit.
USE SALT FREELY.
USE SALT FREELY. Rinse your mouth with a little salt in cold water before breakfast. It will keep your teeth in good condition. Put damp salt on burns: it will kill the pain. Dry salt and a brush will take dust off velvet, plush, and heavy embroidery that cannot be washed. In making fruit pies, if they boil over, sprinkle some salt in the oven and it will not smell. When making starch put a pinch of salt in; it will keep the irons from slicking. A little salt under your tongue will stop your nose from bleeding. TREATMENT OF SPOTS AND STAINS. Stains should always be treated at once. Paint must be instantly wiped off. Oeaso on wood. stone, or carpet may be eonrealed by throwing cold water over it before it has had time to pene- trate. Spots on coloured material should not be rubbed, but dabbed over and over again till they disappear. Rubbing roughens the surface and leaves a white mark. The following is an old-fashioned recipe for taking irotinionlds out of linen: Take sorrel, bruise it well in a mortar, squeeze it through a cloth, bottle it and keep it for use. T;>o a little of the above juice in a silver or tin ¡;:H1CCYlIl. and boil it over a lamp. As it boils dip in the ironmould; do not rub it, but. only sjiiooro it. As soon as the ironmould is out, throw it into cold water. Ink marks can be removed with salts of lemon, but this shou'd not be used, for coloured articles. Lemon juice is very often effectlv.: also. To take ink stains from lir.cn, soak them in milk and set aside until the milk turns SOLI: This has the eff»ct of d. IV jng out the stains. After the- milk has curdled for rub the spots and they will become very faint, and may then be washed out in wwter. A not he'- plan is to drop melted tallow on th" spots, and then to wash the article. The ink and the grease will come out together. Fruit stains may be removed from 1'nen by rubbing with kerosene and then we'iing in soapy water, while scorch marks will often dis- appear after being washed a few times and being exposed to the rays of the sun. Mildew stains may be removed by first damp- ing and soaking them, and then rubklng with powdered chalk. The article should then be placed in the sun for a few days. and the spots kept wet and covered with the chalk.
PINEAPPLE JELLY. —Take one tin of preserved pineapple. pound the contents in a mortar, add 6oz. sugar and half-pint of syrup from the tin, diluting with water if necessary. Boil the whole for half-an-hour, then strain through a cloth, add the juice of one lemon and a half- pint of clarified calvesfoot jelly. Pour into a mould, and when set turn out by dipping the mould in warm water. Gelatine may be sub- stituted for the calvesfor" jelly.
EGGS A LA ROSA.
EGGS A LA ROSA. —Fry a finely-chopped shallot with 2oz. of butter in a stewpan do not allow it to colour; add loz; of breadcrumbs, a::d stir them until they assume a golden colour; then mix in a gill of sour cream, which may be mixed with a little milk, a spoonful of chopped j arsley, and a little salt and pepper. the is quite hot, put in three or fo lr hard-boiled eggs; cut in slices, and allow them to get hot. Serve them in a dish stuck with a border of croutons; sprinkle them with Parmesan, then with coralline pepper.
SARDINES A LA ROTATE.
SARDINES A LA ROTATE. —Pound the flesh of a nice dried haddock and rub it through a wire sieve, work it with a wooden spoon in a basin, adding gradually 2oz. of dissolved fresh butter, half a gill of cream, and pepper and salt to taste. Fry sufficient pieces of bread Sin. long and lin. wide, spread them thickly with the puree, and place a skinned and boned sardine on each. mask the fish smoothly with the iwrcc, and bake them in a buttered sau!e-pa,n with a greased paper over. Serve it hot, garnished with fried parsley. LOBSTER IN ASPIC. good aspic jelly is required for this dish. Have some lobster cut in pieces, three eggs boiled hard, and a few pieces of tarragon and cress. Put a layer of the jelly in the mould, then arrange, tastily, pieces of the lobster alternately with the eggs, and, now and then, pieces of the green. \Vhcn this has all set, put in more lobster, &c., and then more jelly in a half-melted state, until the entire mould is filled up, sprinkling in here and there a little lobster coral. These aspic moulds can be varied in every possible way, as they can be made with prawns, fish, game, eggs, pate de foie gras, and mushrooms. Chopped aspic, parsley and slices of lemon should be garnished round the mould, and it always looks best served in a silver dish.
PRUNE JELLY. —Put jib. prunes into a saucepan with 2oz. white sugar, half lemon cut in slices, half teaspoonful cinnamon, and sufficient water to cover. Stew till tender; take out the stones, pass the prunes through a sieve, crack the stones and return the kernels to the prune pulp. Steep 5OZ. gelatine in a little cold water, add this to the prunes, boil. Ornament a plain line mould with almonds, blanched and split, pour the jelly into the outer part, and leave it to get cold; when quite set remove the lining, turn out the jelly, and fill up the centre with i pint cream whipped to a stiff froth.
Pascall & Pratt, King's Buildings, HIGH STREET, PRESTATYN. Stationers, Booksellers, Printers, Music Sellers, and Newsagents. Picture Postcards a Speciality. Circulating ) A Fresh Selection of M r Modern Novels every Library j Month. J. & B. Dowell, HIGH-CLASS CONFECTIONERS The "Croft Restaurant, HIGH STREET. Fancy Cakes for All kinds of ChocoJlltcs aud Afternoon Tea. Sweets kept in Stock. Meat Pies a Speciality Try our Home-made Bread. Our Specialities: BROWN BREAD AND BARLEY BREAD. THOS. HTOHES, Grocer, See., I^Noted Bread Shop. GRONANT HOUSE (By Post Office).
SUNDAY SERVICES AT PRESTATYN.
SUNDAY SERVICES AT PRESTATYN. CHRIST CHURCH (Church of England), High St. 8 a.m., Holy Communion (English). 11 a.m., Rev. O. J. Davies, M.A., Vicar. 5-45 p.m., (Welsh) 7-15 p.m., (English) BETHEL WELSH WESLEYAN CHAPEL.High-st 10 a.m., Rev W. 0. Evans, Rhyl. (i p.m., Rev. J. Kelly, Prestatyn. HOREB WELSH WESLEYAN CHAPEL, Marine-rd 10 a.m., Rev W. 0. Evans, 11hy1. 6 p.m., Mr Ed. Williams, Meliden. REHOBOTH C.M. CHAPEL (Welsh), High Street 10 a.m. Rev Ezra Jones, Prestatyn. 6 p.m., „ „ TOWYN, 2 p.m. WELSH CONGREGATIONAL CHAPE L, Vie. Av. 10 a.m., Mr Hugh Edwards, Rhyl. 6 p.m., WELSH BAPTIST CHURCH, Old British School. 10 a.m., Pastor M. F. Wynne. Prestatyn. 6 p.m. ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH of Wales, Nan t, Hall Road. 11 a.m., Rev R Pryce Jones, Liverpool. 6-30 p.m. ST. JOHN'S ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHURCH. Station Road. 10-15 am., Mr Harrison, Pres tatyn. 6 p.m., Rev. J. R. Newall, Prestatyn. TRINITY CHURCH (Methodist New Connexion). 10-45 a.m., Rev W. J. Townsend, D.D. 6-30 p.m 11 il CHURCH OF SS. PETER AND FRANCES (Roman Catholic), Gronant Road. Mass 10 a.m., Benediction G-30. Rev. H. Bickerton Jones. —
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS.
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS. Mission Services are held at Dr. Smith's, Drakelow, Victoria Road. 11 0 a.m., Sabbath (Saturday), 6 0 p.m., Sunday. SUBJECTS FOR JANUARY — "Tithes and Freewill Offerings." "TheImageoftheHeast." "The Thief on the Cross." The Signs of the Times." Lectures on Health Topics Sundays 2-30 p.m. All are welcome. No Collection. Sankey's Hymns. Bring your Bibles.
For Wedding Rings, Engagement Kings, 11 io and all kinds of Jewellery go to O. H. Hughes, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER, HIGH STREET, next to Post Office, PRESTATYN. Repairs on the premises. HOPWOOD'S, PRESTATYN. THE CONFECTIONERS X.L., High Street. Parties Catered for on Reasonable Terms. Wedding and Birthday Cakes. Telephone Prestatyn 4Y4, Rhyl 2y3. Post Orders promptly dispatched. Home-fed Beef, Mutton, Lamia & Veal, Etc., go to DANIEL DAVIES, (Opposite the Vicarage). Telephone 4y5. J. E. KELLY, SEEDSMAN AND FLORIST, English & Foreign Fruiterer, 0 SEFTON STORES, PRESTATYN. Fresh Vegetables Daily from our own gardens. Choice Cut Flowers a speciality. Private Gardens attended to. W.Davies, 1. Railway Terrace PRESTATYN. Practical Boot & Shoe Maker. REPAIRS receive special attention. Good leather, Good workmanship. T. DOWELL & SONS, Wholesale and Retail Meat Purveyors, VICTORIA BUILDINGS, HIGH STREET, A nd MA RINE BUILDINGS, STA TlON ROAD. F. S. JENNINGS, PRESTATYN. The Cheapest Draper. The Smartest Clothier. The most Up-to-Date Outfitter IN THE DISTRICT.
RAILWAY TIME TABLE FOR JANUARY.
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Printing. Annual Reports, Balance Sheets, etc., (English or Welsh) accur- ately and promptly executed. Reasonable charges and satis- factory work. If we have not yet had the pleasure of doing your Printing, place your order with us now: you will not be disappointed. J. T. BURROWS, "Prestatyn Weekly" Office. Diaries for 1907 Choice Selection Parlour Games Newest and Best. » W. GREY JONES, Plumber, Gas and Electric Bell Fitter, GLAZIER, &c. Residence: LABURNUM COTTAGE, High Street, Prestatyn. C) All Orders personally and promptly attended to. TELEPHONE No. 9. THOMAS JONES, Builder & Contractor, High Street, Prestatyn, ESTIMATES GIVEN For every description of Work in the Building Trade. J. P. Linnell, CIVIL ENGINEER, Architect and Surveyor, Land and Estate Agent, WELLINGTON CHAMBERS, RHYL TERMS FOR ADVERTISING IN THE "PRESTATYN WEEKLY." Parliamentary & Board of Trade Notices, Is. per line. Special Paragraph Advertisements, 6d. per line. Long Term Business Advertisments as per contract. Continuous Advertisements and special positions as per contract. Concerts, Entertainments, Sales by Auction, and all other Advertisements not specified in the fore- going or following classes, 4d. per line each inser- tion. Business and Entertainment Advertisements displayed 2s 6d. per inch each insertion. Cheap Prepaid Advertisements. Houses, Shops, Apartments, Farms, &c., To Let, Wanted, Articles Lost, Found, or for Private Sale, Servants or Situations, &c., Wanted Once. Three. Not exceeding 24 words.. 10 2 0 36 words.; 1 6 3 0 and Cd. for every additional 12 word* for first insert and threepence per subsequent insert. Births, Marriages, Deaths—Is for three lines. As no letters addressed to initials at a Post Office are delivered, Advertisers may have replies addressed to our office, three stamps being remitted to cover cost by those residing out of Prestatyn, if wa have to forward such replies. Only bona-fide answers in writing admissible. "Address" or "Apply" to capital letter, number or word, means applicants are not to apply person. ally at the office, but by letter. N.B.—This scale only applies to Prepaid advertise- ments and is not applicable to Announcements from Public Bodies, Educational, Bankruptcy, or Liquid- ation Advertisements, nor to other classes than those above enumerated. Printed and Published by J. T. BURROWS, High-st..Prestatyn, in the County of Flint,