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HOME HINTS. If a white skirt gets dirty round the bcttom, it can be easily cleaned by rubbing with a piece of flannel dipped in equal parts of flour and salt; well shake afterwards. White silk or fur can be cleaned in this way. Before boiling milk put a little water at the bottom of the saucepan and it will pre- sent the milk from burning. If you have to use a bright, clean saucepan over a smoky fire, smear a little grease over the bright part before putting it on. This prevents the smoke from hurting it; and if you wash it in hot soapy water afterwards it will be as bright again as ever. When sending a hat by post or train sew the hat to the bottom of the box. Simply thread a strong needle with cotton. Put the needle right through the box and through the hat. A few firm stitches will keep the hat in good condition, and though the box is turned upside down the hat will not move. Heavy brooms should always be selected in preference to light ones for thorough sweep- ing, as the weight aids in the process. In buying a broom test it by pressing the edge against the floor; if the straw bristle out and bend the broom is a poor one, for they should remain in a firm, solid mass. To remove rust from flat-irons rub them with a little warm grease and wrap them up in brown paper. Then dissolve a small piece of soda in hot water. Dip the irons in this, rub them dry, and put them to heat as usual. When ready to use rub them on a piece of brown paper that has a little powdered bath- brick upon it. Don't let your baby get into the bad habit of expecting to be rocked to sleep. When it is bed-time put him in his cradle, no matter whether awake or asleep, and., leave him to himself. If this habit is formed from the first he will go off quite happily without any more attention. Boiling a pudding in a double saucepan will be found an improvement on the use of the old-time pudding-cloths. Fill the lower part with boiling water and keep it boiling, in the upper pan put first a disc cut from oiled paper, then pour in the pudding. It will come cut a good shape. STRAIGHT-BACKED CHAIRS. Many mothers insist on their girls sitting on straight-backed chairs, with the idea of making them grow straight, but a well- known doctor maintains that constantly sitting on straight-backed chairs is more likely to make a girl grow crooked than straight, unless the lower part of her spine touches the back of the chair all the time; and he advocates that girls be allowed to sit in more comfortabe chairs. HOW TO DRINK MILK. Why milk is "distressing" to so many people as they commonly complain lies in the method of drinking it. Milk should never be taken too quickly or too much at one swallow. If a glass of it is swallowed hastily it enters into the stomach, and then forms one solid, curdled mass, difficult of digestion. If, on the other hand, the same quantity is sipped, and three minutes at least are occupied in drinking it, then on reaching the stomach it is divided, and proper digestion is obtained, as well as a most nutritious effect. VENTILATING THE NURSERY. The. ventilation of the nursery is a most important matter, as the health of the chil- dren is sure to suffer if they are constantly in a stuffy atmosphere. And the little ones are far less likely to catch cold if they are accustomed to open windows night and day, even in the winter. A draught, of course, is very dangerous, but there is no need for them to be in a draught if the door is kept shut. Always, while the children are out for their walk, the nursery window should be opened top and bottom, and the door left ajar, so that a current of air goes through the room., CUTTING SPEECHES. It is a pity that girls who are disposed to be witty at the expense of others do not know how unattractive they make themselves, and how often they offend against good taste. A smart girl sometimes says unkind and untrue things about her comrades, and thinks it all ,right when those to whom she says them laugh at them. Do not be deceived girls. Two or three sharp and uncharitable speeches may cause you to lose your seem- ingly sure conquests, though your heart may be kind and true and loyal, and, put upon its mettle, would disown the acrid utter- ances of that thoughtless little tongue of yours Cutting speeches do not pay in the end. LUNG EXERCISE. Pay attention to the great importance of deep breathing, that is, of inflating the lungs to their fullest capacity. Shallow breathing is the rule, deep breathing the ex- ception; that is why consumption finds such a fertile field in a large proportion of people. The individual with a pair of healthy lungs might inhale millions of tubercle bacilli daily with impunity. Like every other organ in the body, the lungs become vigorous with use; disuse means decay; therefore, to develop the lungs, they must be exercised by deep breathing.

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