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AGE gradually creeps over the present Parlia- ment. Four years ago this week, the polls were opened for the general election. The first day's fighting was on the last day of March, 1880, and the elections extended over a period of three weeks, the two Houses assembling on the 29th of April, when the present Viscount Hampden was unanimously re-elected Speaker. The House of Commons has, therefore, turned the corner of its existence; indeed, it has very nearly arrived at the average age of the ten Parliaments of the present reign. The record of its legislative work does not promise to be commensurate with the length of its existence. WITH all its attractions, spring has some risks to health that are special to the season and that need to be guarded against. The first needed caution is in reference to changes of clothing. A warm spring day induces one to lay off the heavier clothing of winter and to welcome spring by the announcement that the spring fashions have been accepted. No sooner, perchance, has the change been made than a frosty night and a stern north-easter announce that the winter has not yet departed. The over-warmth and per- spiration, on the one hand, expose us to cold, while a change is equally likely to catch us un- prepared. The only way is to keep changing with these changes. Cautious men and women soon come to learn that if thus they are prepared by frequent change for any changes of the weather, they are apt to overlook indicators. At no season do we so much need at home to con- sult the thermometer and to adapt the stove or grate to the varying demands of day and night.