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DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT BARNET.

FUTURE OF THE CRYSTAL PALACE.

DOY TWICE ATTEMPTS SUICIDE.

WISHED, TO BE LOCKED UP.

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I I HOME HINTS.

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I I HOME HINTS. To clean real lace, place it between layere ef white tissue paper, well sprinkled with calcined magnesia, and put between the leaves of a book under a heavy weight for three days. Shake off the powder, and the lace will be found quite cleaa. | Before applying blaeklead for polishing ft greasy grate, make a pad of old cloth and rub soot from the back of the grate, or from the flues on all the greasy parts. The grate j will then take the polish, and with, much less [ labour than usual. | Chapping of the lips in winter is fre- quently caused by the deposit of moisture on I the veil, and if cheap veils are worn the poi- sonous dyes often produce a troublesome eruption of the face. I If you can possibly manage it, have the walls of your bedroom papered or distem- pered in a light shade. Dark papers make dismal people, and there are few things more depressing than to wake up. each morning in a dark or dingy-looking room. Tarragon vinegar is most useful in every kitchen. Those who grow tarragon in their gardens or who can buy it cheaply, can flavour vinegar with it in this way: Waosh and nicely dry a handful of tarragon, pour some boiling vinegar on to it, stand a few hours, strain and bottle. When using a gas stove have it placed where a ventilator can be put over the stove in the chimney. Never put the saucepans on the stove till the gas is lighted. Keep the top of the stove and the burners thoroughly clean. To bone herring, or similarly-shaped fish, cut off the head and clean it. Split it open from head to tail, lay it on a table inside downwards, and press the back flat, till the fish looks like a kipper. This loosens the bones. Next turn the fish over, and run the thumb under the backbone from head to tail. It will then be found that the backbone and most of the small bones will easily come away together. A simple way to get warm after exposure to cold is to take a long breath with the mouth firmly shut. Repeat this several times, until you begin to feel the heat returning. The long breath quickens the pulse, and thus causes the blood to circulate faster. The blood flows into all parts of the veins and orteries, and gives out a great deal of heat. ——<<"——-

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USEFUL RECIPES.

FUN AND FANCY.

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iRAN AWAY WITH THE SAFE.

TWO WIVES TOO MANY.