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HOME HINTS. A gargle of salt and water is a remedy for M ordinary aore throat. To prevent cheese from becoming mouldy or dry wrap it in a cloth dampened with vinegar and keep in a cohered dish. Coarse-ground coffee sprinkled on a shovel- ful of burning coals will remove offensive odours from a sick-room. Kerosene will soften boots and shoes that have been hardened by water, and will ren- der them as pliable as new. Every saucepan that has been used and finished with should be filled with cold water, a lump of soda put into it, and set to boil out. Brass trays should be washed with warm water and good yellow soap. Rinse in clem water, dry, and polish with a chamois leather A little lemon juice will reneove stains. If shelves and floors of closetB are wiped with water which is hot with cayenne pepper, and afterwards sprinkled with borax and alum, roaches and other vermin are kept at bay. > After ironing linen, place it near the fire- or in the sun until perfectly dry, as the gar- ments will be much stifteif' than if left to- dry slowly. This hint is 'especially' useful with collars, cuffs, and petticoats. Salted Filberts.—After shelling them, boil the filberts for four minutes, remove the outer skins, roll the nuts in clear melted butter, and then sprinkle them with salt, aUld, if you will, a suspicion of caycnne, and brown for two minutes in the oven. A very good cOIllpleiioll wash is found in butter-milk, but fresh plain water gruel it also a whitcner of the skin. Apply this to the hands and face, allowing it to dry on, afttir which the skin should be wiped over with simple tincture of benzoin mixed with rose water. Caramel Walnuts. Shell and halve on4 pound of walnuts. Pitt half a pound of icing? Biigur, a quarter of a pond of ground a £ ttiunds, and the white of one egg into a basin and mix thoroughly. Roll into little oval balls and stick half a walnut on each side. Then dip the walnuts into a glaze made of half a pound of brown sugar, half a teacup- ful of water, and half a teaspoonful of bat' ing powder boiled till slightly brown. Tea-leaves are invaluable as a means of cleaning varnished paint. When sufficient leaves have been laid aside, they should be plaoed in a tin basin full of water, and soaked for half an hour. The tea, when ttrained, should be used instead of soap and Water to clean the varnished surfaces. Condensed milk will be useful for pud- dings and cold shapes such as chocolate, coffee, or cocoanut. If the sweetened milk i* used, do not add much sugar to it till the dish is nearly finished and it can be tasted. When one lives some "distance from the dairy this, milk is, invaluable for dishes required ia Wheatmeal Cakes.—Boil half a pint of new ttilk with a pinch of salt, and dissolve in it a. piece of butter the size of a walnut. Put the Butter and milk on to sufficient wheatmeal let make a light, soft dough. Roll out a quarter of an inch thick, aiid tt into small round cakes. Bake in a quick oven for ten minut.e.. Serve hot with butter and golden syrup. To remove the deposit from the inside of tea-kettles fill the kettle with water and add to it a drachm of sal-ammoniac. Let it boil for an hour, when the fur, or petrified sub- &tauee found on the metal, will be dissolved and can be easily removed. Rinse the kettle otit well, then boil out once or twice, belor. using the contents. To cook marrow bones make' some flour- and-water paste, roll it out and place a piece over the ends where the marrow is seen and tie a cloth tightly over, then plunge into boiling water and cook for half an hour. Take off the paste before the bonep are sent to table and serve upright in a napkin with to table and serve upright in a napkin with •lices of liry toast. Jiesi-. ai.. uny .civ •asv to cook and form a delicious dish. Leather goods, if their appearance is to bel preserved, should not be liept in places that are too dry, as the heat will cause the leather to crack. Nor in damp places that will make it mouldy. To freshen leather cliuir seat*, travelling bags, book. covers, etc., that have become shabby or spotted, rub them with the well-beaten white of nn egg. Sole leather bags are best cleaned by using ordinary rue- eetshoe polish, clomiug tuc.n in the same way that shoes are cleaned. The best way to remove grease stains from #ilk is first to sc-rape oiT as iiiticli of the grease as possible, and then to rub the spots with a cream made of fine French chalk mixed with lavender water; Next, lay two thicknesses of blotting paper over the stain, and iron it with a mbderately-hot iron till the spots are quite dry, intiving the blotting paper once or twice. The powder should finally be dusted off with a clean handkerchief or soft brush. Haddock and Tomatoes.—Scald a dried haddock by pouring boiling water over it. ùave for an hour, then remove the skin and bones and flake the flesh. an ounce of butter in a pan, cook in it gently a finely- chopped onion, and two sliced tomatoes, add the fish and cook for ten minutes, seasoning with pepper and salt and chopped parsley. Serve with a bord-r of nicely boiled rice and garnish with slices of lemon. CAKES AND PUDDIHGS— 20. lie racipe Wlow five* a wy nice plai* C«t» wfcieh will not harm tit mo* debee", sandi- Utioa, yet "hiek will be wry appMiI i Cafr«om». i i«i» 5«3r» |1m* ef Milk. all a ieeenpfal ef Gre**d Race. MATNOD. Empty the Cakeoma and ground net into a mixing bowl and rub in tlit butter until quite fine.- Beat the egge, and together with tfc# Milk add them to the other mgrediemte, and mix thoroughly but lightly, and bake ia ft moderately hot oven. A Bunloaf recipe mext week. Cekeoma is sold only in 314. packø fcjt Grocers and Stores everywhere.