Chinese hair for U.S. ladief. In ill., jeai 0 oG.Lto pounds of human hM u T i*10 Hi b nmeiit to <<o 7 414 pounds 1 nt ljt uair is i 011 T'<" 1 the jr>Wior, and 'u < o length St' r N 11,1 ipped to 'V h k can be' sc' -textnr-k lTl v ul'k »» to rslter us colour and aa<^ > it is used in making the ahio ir»V C rr's' and bands which are fashion- lUnitocT Sl!>s the present./time.
-A"'I- an<^ Queen were among those who -occk»fLfSe#^f, Lord and Lady Roberts on the X Or their golden wedding celebration. tlie* Town Council in committee on boroMo.iL i? n of- the proposed extension of the eon^iiL ?cided practically to accept the whole a 1D1posed by the Local Government W •-
">v- j HOME HINTS. Breadboards should be scrubbed with saad or salt, to keep the wood a good colour. Blacklead mixed with vinegar will be found to give a specially good polish to the kitchen stove. If sour milk is used instead of fresh for mixing cakes, they will be both richer and lighter. A tiny sprinkling of Demerara sugar placed over each layer of meat in a steak pudding will make the steak tender. A black mark upon the ceiling caused by the lamp-smoke can be removed by washing it with a little lukewarm sodawater. When stewing fruit, add the sugar after the fruit is cooked, but while it is still hot. By doing this a smaller quantity of sugar is needed. If linoleums and oilcloths are rubbed, after being washed, with a little linseed oil, they will bo found to wear longer and have a polish without being slippery. When cutting fur draw a razor down the back of the skin where it is required to be cut, and this will not injure the long hair at all. as scissors are apt to do. A liberal supply of carbonate of soda placed around the kitchen hearth, and any other favourite haunt of blackbeetles, will cause their complete disappearance from those places. When making pea-soup, if the peas are boiled a little while, separately, with a pinch of common washing soda, they will be. found to cook much more quickly. They do not need soaking. When linoleum or floor-cloth is past using again as a floor covering, it can yet serve a purpose as a fire-lighter, instead of, or in conjunction with, wood. Fold a small square into three and lay it on the top of the paper used for laying the fire. Fried Eggs with Rice.—Parboil some well- washed rice in water, then simmer till quite tender in good gravy, flavoured with half a teaspoonful of curry powder. Serve with fried eggs on the top. Meat will keep, even in the hot weather, for many days if it is hung in a current of air and covered with a muslin which has been wrung out in vinegar. This should be re- new-ed every day. Veal Cutlets.—Cut a neck of veal into joints, take off the ends of the bones and lard the thick part of the cutlets with four or five pieces of bacon; season them with nutmeg, pepper and salt. and roll in bread crumbs and finely-powdered sweet herbs, then dip into well-beaten egg and broil before the fire. Serve with brown gravy and garnish with lemon. If buying a hair mattress," choose one filled with black rather than white hair, as the latter has generally been bleached, and this deprives it of springiness and makes it "mat" more quickly than the black or even the gray hair. The following is an easy nmd economical way of polishing a floor for a dance: Take three pennyworth of beeswax, cut up finely in shavings, then mix with ojae pint of benzo- line. Let it stand for an hour, with an occa- sional shake, then rub in the floor and polish quickly. Potted Salmon.—Empty a tin of salmon, remove the skin and bones, break it up fine with a fork, season with a little pepper and salt, add a few drops of salad oil. Place in a glass dish and cover wim clarified butter, serve with sliced cucumber. If after eating onions the mouth and throat are freely washed with cold water and the teeth cleaned with powdered charcoal, nearly the whole of the unpleasant odour will be found to be removed. Parsley is also very good; a small piece should be taken after partaking of the onions. By using this method of preserving them, eggs will last twelve months Take one tin of water-glass, place in a pan, and pour two gal- lons of boiling water over it. Stir until it has dissolved, let it stand to get cold, and then it will be ready for use. Home-Made Fire Extiiiguisher.-Take five pounds of common salt and two and a half pounds of muriate of ammonia, and dissolve in two gallons of water. When well dissolved fill into good-sized bottles that will not be difficult to break when needed, and cork tightly. In case of fire immediately throw one or two bottles into the blaze with enough force to break them and well scatter the contents. Any fire thus taken in' time will surely be extinguished. When cleaning boards scrub the way of the grain of the wood; use plenty of warm water. Wash and dry one small piece at a time. Do not put more water on the boards than is necessary to make them clean, as they will take very long to dry if made too wet. When the boards have been well scrubbed, they must be rubbed with a clean cloth, wrung out of clean, warm water; then with a dry cloth the way of the grain. If the boards are not well rubbed and dried, they will not be a good colour, even after a good IIcmb- If you rinse a plate with cold water before breaking the eggs on it, add to them a pinch of salt, and then stand where there is a cur- rent of air, you will have no difficulty in beating them to a froth. The glass of spectacles or eyeglasses can be cleaned with a cloth which has been dip- ped in methylated spirits. A good polish with a wash-leather will be necessary after- wards to prevent any cloudiness. Constant, blacking is likely to injure tho leather of boots before very longd., but this evil may be guarded against by occasionally (about once in three weeks) washing off all the blacking and rubbing oil into the leather, I Those who possess, a washable paper in the kitchen should clean it with lukewarm water in which a teaspoonful of washing powder has been dissolved.; Use a piece of clean. flannel, and when the. dirt has been removed dry -the paper thoroughly with a Noft clean Cloth. ■ ø '.S.-z-r
FRIENDSFROlVI GERMANY. BERLIN COUNCILLORS' VISIT. The party of burgomasters and municipal councillors from Berlin who arrived in London on a week's visit spent Monday morning in sightseeing-. In the afternoon they visited Buckingham Palace by invita- tion of the King. They were received in the Throne Room. His Majesty, who was accom- panied by the officers of the Royal House- hold, stood up to receive the guests, each, member of the party being introduced by Jaamc. Addressing the visitors, his Majesty said: "Gentlemen, I am very glad to see you beic. I remember with pleasure my recent Visit- to Berlin, and the hearty and friendly deception you gave me in your Rathhaus. I hope you will be pleased with your short stay in London, and that the places you visit and -the sights you see will not only interest .you, Dllt,dll give you pleasure when you think of them afterwards. I sincerely hope you will hurt pleasant recollections of your visit." nerr von Kuhlmann, of the German Em- tjassy., thanked the King on behalf of the quests. Hjs Majesty then intimated that the State Booms of the Palace were open for the in- spection of the visitors, and after his with- .draw,¡,} the Court servants conducted them -ihroiig'h several of the rooms. The audience lasted about ten minutes, and another Quarter of an hour was spent in the apart- sjne-ntg, GUILDHALL BANQUET. In the evening the visitors were enter- tiained by the Lord Mayor and the members •-Of the Corporation at a banouet in the Guild- ;3sal!. Giving the health of the visitors, the Lord rM&y-or said he hoped they would take back -to- "Be rim pleasant recollections of London. -In any event, they would, he felt sure, be ;,ble to appreciate the sincerity ad the -warm-th of their welcome and the earnest de- sire of the people of London to be regarded :-as friends and allies in the promotion of that good feeling which ought to exist—and d d -exist--I)etween the two cities and the two jaations. "We want to show you," he concluded, aig you showed us in Berlin, that we are dc- -termined to join hands -and in the cul- tivation of all those amicable feelings and fténdencies which should exist in people of a • common origin and having so much that is jn-ecious in "tradition to join us together." Dr. Kirschner, in acknowledging the com- pliment, asked how it was possible that iso- .'lated forces should disturb the relations of •• friendship which existed between the two peoples and the two rulers. The feeling of •■friendship was not a pass'ng or ephemeral •sentiment, but was based upon the kinship of -the two peoples and of their reigning houses. He desired-to say emphatically and sincerely that all Germ-anv washed to work with the Mriti sh people for the common go; d. In spite of the wet, the Berlin municipal < jrisitorfi to London did some more sight-seeing on "Tuesday. They went to the City of London •School and the Guildhall School of Music; -thence to the Central Criminal Court and St. 'Paul's, and were afterwards entertained at I luncheon at the Drapers' Hall. In the after- teuton the Burgomeisters were present at the 3Royal Naval and Military Tournament.
SIR DONALD CURRIE'S WILL. The late Sir Donald Currie, head of the •firm of Messrs. Donald Currie and Co., who "dieù on April 13, 'aged eighty-three, left1 ..esta.t.e of the gross value of < £ 2,377,052 7s. 5d., (If which the net personality has been sworn At i-2,305,832 5s. 2d. Iff left a number of minor bequests and .-Annuities. The only reference in the will to a -Charity is in regard to the Cathedral Church Dunkeld. The will states that if he should Mot have completed negotiations for a small endowment fund to increase the income of iiae present nad future incumbents of the 1 ,ctiirch his trustees are to pay X800 for this purpose. ■To his wife, Dame Margaret Currie, he left £ 6,000 and all his wines and consumable Stores and personal effects absolutely, and also all his household and personal effects (in- • eluding his collection of paintings by Turner) for life, but with power to dispose of -,anVj either by gift or sale. Those remaining an her possession at her death are to pass to 1tl! daughters. r Donald left to his wife a life annuity of *12,000, and, subject to these bequests, the te-siditc- of his property upon trust for his t:said three daughters and their issue in equal Miareg. WINDFALL FOR CHARITY. ) I The late Mr. Frederick Gorringe, draper and silk mercer, chairman of Messrs. Roderick Gorringe, Limited, left estate of -|Ke gross value of £ 617,627 6s. 8d. He left a number of bequests to employees, ser- and others. The residue of the pro- .Perty goes to his wife for life, and on her decease £ 5,000 is left to the Linen and jWoolkn Drapers' Institute, £ 5,000 to the Warehousemen, Clerks' and Drapers' ,^T iand £ 5,000 to the Bolingbroke Hos- /pital, %\andsworth Common. The residue, Jhieh will amount to about £ 400,000, is to be divided equally between the Westminster MOepitsl, St. George's Hospital, the Sol- a, Sailors' Families' Association IWMwirs Branch), the Homes for Little Farningham, Kent, the Royal Agri- 0 Benevolent Institution, St. John's /»•>? ? School, Leatherhead, the o.tJl TV* Working School, Haverstock-hill, »»d Dr. Barnardo's Homes.
| FUN AND FANCY. Tom: "Do you have long hours in the new place you're working?" Jack: "No; that usual sixty-minute kind!" Maude was, afraid the girls wouldn't notice her engagement-ring." Did they?" "Did they! Six of them recognised it at once!" Wealthy Aunt: "Oh, I know you are all just waiting for my death!" Niece: "Why, aunt, what an idea! It'e a matter of per- fect indifference to me j Tramp: "Can you assist me along the road, mum?" Lady of the House: ^'Per- sonally I cannot; but I will unchain my (log, and I know he will be most pleased to do so;" Minister: "I made seven hearts happy to- day." Parishioner: How was that? "Married three couples." "That makes only six." "Well, do you think I did it for nothing?" A big motor-caKhad just passed, and two small urchins were sfcariiJg after it. "What does 'I. K. 49' mean, Bill?" asked one. "Why, don't you know? That means 'I killed 49.' Jones: "Yes, our household now repre- sents the United Kingdom." Smith: "How's that?" Jones: "Why, you, see, I am Eng- lish, my wife is Irish, the nurse is Scotch. and the baby wails." I' A diner in a restaurant sighed heavily in the hearing of a waiter. "Anything wrong, sir?" queried the attendant. "NoL much," was the reply. "I was only wondering whether I should live to be as old as this chicken!" Dobson: "There goes Figgers, the expert accountant. They say he's going crazy." Jobson: "What's the trouble?" Dobson: "He's been trying to straighten out his wife's household accounts." Mrs. Jones: "Good gracious, Mrs. Brown, why is your husband going through all those strange actions? Is he training for a prize- fight." Mrs. Brown: "Not at all, he's merely getting in form to beat the carpets." Doctor (politely, but looking at his watch with visible impatience): "Pardon me, madam, but my time is not my own. You have given me all your symptoms in suffi- cient detail, and now, perhaps, you will kindly-er-ah-" Husband (not so con- siderate): "Maria, he doesn't want to hear your tongue any more; he wants to look at it." "I think the country is just sweet," said I the town young lady. "I love to see the peasant returning to his humble cot, his sturdy figure outlined against the setting sun, his faithful collie at his side, and hie plough upon his shoulder." Mrs. Bubbles: "Josiah, I am afraid Johnny has caught the measles. He's been playing with those Ikestein children." Mr. Bubbles: "If the children are anything like old Ike- stein, Maria, they won't give Johnny the measles or anything else without our being charged twenty per cent. for the accommo* dation." A. restaurant-keeper noticed that some Of his customers annexed the current day's papers for an irritatingly long time. He hit on this little piece of sarcasm. Prominently displayed on the walls was the announce- ment: ".Those learning to read are re- quested to use yesterday's newspapers." First Burglar: "Hark! I hear someone I talking." Second Burglar: "What's he say- ing?" First Burglar: "That he never will bet on another horse as long as lie lives." Second Burglar: "Let's get out of this. No I money here; he's lost every cent." Two youngsters were observed a few weeks ago earnestly gazing at a magnificent statue which had recently been erected. A gentle- man who is a lover of art stopped close by, in order that he might observe what effect so fine a specimen of the sculptor's art would have upon the rising generation. He had not long to wait. After gazing with raptur- ous eyes for two or three minutes, the young- sters walked slowly away, and one of them said with a sigh: "I wonder if that police- man over there would see us if we was to throw mud at it?" "Tickets," said the collector, as he opened the" door of a carriage in which sat a man who looked as if he was anchored to his seat. The man handed over the required paste- board, which was duly inspected. Then, looking round, the collector said: "Is there another gentleman in the carriage?" "No." "Is that other portmanteau yours then, i too?" "Other portmanteau?" "Yes; on the floor there by the other." "Those," said the traveller, with dignity, "are my feet." A countryman, while sauntering along a City street, saw a sign, "Please ring the bell for the- caretaker." After reflecting for a few minutes he walked up and gave the bell bueh a pull that it nearly came out by the 'roots. In a few moments an angry-faced man opened the door. "Are you the care- taker?" asked the bell-puller. "Yes; what do you want?" "I saw that notice, so I rang the bell, and now I want to know why you can't ring the bell yourself." When Governor Head was in office in New Hampshire, Colonel Barrett, of the Go- vernor's staff, died, and there was an un- seemly scramble for the office even while his body was awaiting burial with military honours.. One candidate ventured to call upon Governor Head. "Governor," he asked, "do you think you would have any objections if I was to g"t into Colonel Bar- rett's place?" The answer came promptly "Nof 3''don't think 'I should have any objee- i tion, if the undertaker is willing." r A boy was holding :a lighted candle for his master,- a plumber, who was engaged upon some repairs on a water-pipe in, a dwelling- house. The. boy, being a little careless, put the candle too near his master's head, and HP went his hair in a b uc The master turned^round in a rage, i 1 irter inflicting punishfnonfc upon his appr nt c said: "You stupid ipdiot, can ye no' watch what ye're | daein'?'- The fowk of the hoose '11 think we hae been singeing a sheep's head- wi' the smell we're settin' up;" "Aweel," returned the boYV; eukily) "they'll mebbe no' be '"fir wrang. > I
-.=-=.=.==: -=:¡ I 1THETERRIBLE PAIN OF < SH t 11 Every. Picture Tells a Story.11 10 Don.t Neglect an Aching Back. It is one of the first Symptoms of Kidaey Disease, which causes Dropsy, Urinary and Bladder Troubles, Gravel, and Rheumatism. I. aware of the fact. The sooner you find out Everybody knows that they have kid- J the better, for kidney disease is far less j Ec neya', but by no means everybody difficult to cure when taken early than when knows where they are, or what they it has been allowed to run on and get a firm i ate, or what they (10. There are two kidneys hold. As soon as you do find out take Doan's —in shape very mueh like kidney potatoes— Backache Kidney Pills, which act directly and and they lie just under the small of your efficaciously on the kidneys. Among these j back. ene on eaeh Mde of the backbone, a little other symptoms are shooting or dull pains below the bottom ribfi. What are they? Each in the loins or in the region of the bladder, lilnet is a filter, working hard, day and urinary troubles of any sort, watery swellings 11 t all four life long. If your kidneys under the eyes or round the ankles, dizziness, 11 el tework you would die as surely as if ringing noises; in the ears, and specks before vnr re trt ceased to beat. You all know the the eyes. great you should take if you have any m t great exre you should take if you have any Ill. I gvmptamf of heart disease it is eqliallv Sidney disease is the direct cause of many titial that you take the greatest care terrible illnesses, such as dropsy, gravel, stonet 11 if you find you have any symptom of kidney rheumatism, ✓—v TROUBLE. The kidneys-these two busy filters sciatica, lumbago -are always at work purifying the blood, and neuralgia. filtering from it, after its passage through Indeed these are U your body, aric acid, superfluous water and kidney diseases, fa H other waste a«d poisonous matters which it &n& oan be only Jj has- g&thered op. If poison is in your body cured if you cure f'') yon are pajsoasd poisons must be in your your kidneys. For blood Må in your body if the kidneys are example, to try //1~- not strong and able to carry on their all to cure rlieum a- '7 important work. Doan's Backache Kidney tism by rubbing |< £ Fdlsateesigtken aud #are the kidneys, enabling jn lotions and 1^' X 'them to do their dusfey of driving these poisons ointments is as out of voux system. sensible as to try |yhv 41. make your I'n When yoa feel s, pain or an ache in your chimney stop x3x=.( jill bnekvOB don't thiuk much about it. unless it smoking by clean- grown to be very had. But you should think i°g up the hearth. Section of kidney, f about it. Now you know where youi kidneys You must sweep (Greatly reduced.) are don't you realise that if they ache it will your chimney; you must cure your kidneys. seem to yoa to he backache ? When you are There are certain medicines which act directly absolutely well you suffer no pain, and it is upon the kidneys, and these are used in Doan's- f only when weak or diseased that your kidneys Backache Kidney Pills. These pills cure the ache. TLia tt cae very frequent symptom of kidneys, strengthen the kidneys, and keep kidney dis-sw; 4hare are many others, and them well and strong. You need not be afraid roiled yoa kriow what they are you may be to take them; they act only on the kidneys, «i tana kidney disease without being and are absolutely harmless. a. .3to fjw!?Vr..rr~—-— JV-XN U& Doan's Backache Kidney HI^ PI'IE ARE 2/9 a SK>X, or 13/0 for KJ|f m M j Jygf ATI 6 boxes. They cannot be bought I SpSs loose, but only In the 2/9 boxes, IO:which may be bad of all W ll• chemists and stores, or direct, j iHlll/M post free, from the Foster- 1 rpj//cr McCletlan Co., 8, We!t8-street, L/QS. Oxford-street, London, W, j Remember—DOAN'S. THE LIGHTNING BINDER For all classes and sizes of Papers, Music Lecture Notef. Sermons, Statements, Letters. Magazines, Periodicals, &c. • Perfectly tight but immediately reic-,ased. v „j, :■ -jqon^10? ill'¡ i" "ht't, /if ■■ I — I- <t \1H¡IIIIIIIUIII"'IIIII!I, H::¡llljll -g.scaact '¡,: p tot (í" HiI!!i in !j!!l Ij HI \¡¡Hlli, IllInltlt IIHlftHl, U H IUI\Jlflltt I¡H¡lnljlll;f:'frHfI'lIu ,¡ .3aa\.V v sew-Acrute anum r n i-y A Wonderful Office TIDY: ',U 'Bound in Full Cloth: Strong Steel Spring Backs ,I4.t.II""II'Ià.b'III¡.h"h"h'ili't:.t.f'h't"i"U"tt.t" Call same at "k* jast Herald Office Bboa > '<