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FOR MATRON AND MAID. SELF-CONTROL. Nothing is more valuable to a man than to his faculties and instincts well in hand- nothing is of greater importance to a woman than to be ab! to control her nerves, her tem- perament, and 111- r tongue. Of all personal characteristics it is self-con- trol that tempers and seasons life, and with- out which mell and women appear problematic and unsound. After maturity it is a most diffi- cult matter to gain this priceless quality, hence the necessity for parents to begin early to instil it into a child's nature. DAINTY FURNISHINGS. Timp when a bedroom was "cluttered" with all sorts of furnishings, with tapestries and silk, and even velvet hangings, bric-a- brac not particularly wanted elsewhere, and heavy carpets and furniture. Nowadays the whole scheme for bedrooms has changed. Bare boards or linoleum with rugs here and there, furniture under which the housewife's broom can sweep without any difficulty, and draperies of the lightest. If any are about the bed, they are fine, and of ma- terial that can be frequently laundered; table covers are mere strips of lace or linen, and no- where are unnecessary pieces of furniture or hangings to be found. Simplicity and wonderful daintiness. ALL HAVE TO OBEY. As he does not know what is good for him, and cannot judge for himself obedience to others is the best thing for a child. It is far better, says one mother, that he should be told what to do. and should do as he is told without question until he is old enough for his judgment to confirm that of his parents. In the second plaoe, obedience is to_ be the habit of his whole life. Always he will have to obey sorfiething not himself. When he goes to school he is under a. master. I When he goes to business he is under an em- ployer. When he attains manhood he must com- ply with the laws of health and the laws of society, or suffer. A NEW LIFE ENTIRELY. When people marry it should be, so to speak, with a clean slate. Old scores should be cleared off, old loves forgotten. "It's good to be merry and wise; It is good to be honest and true; It is well to be off with the old love Before you are on with. the new." He or she who begins the new life hand in hand with a memory and a regret had best not make the beginning, but remain single. DONT'S FOR A SICK ROOM. Don't call on a sick person while there is any I IT necessity to avoid undue excitement. Don't enter a sick room in cold weather until you have removed your wraps and are warm. Don't sit on a rocking-chair and rock vio- lently while facing the patient Don't rush into the room with loud talk or laugh; an excess of animal spirits may be de- pressing. Good cheer and a sunshiny call do not mean a boisterous manner. Don't bring had news or talk of depressing things. Don't make a long call and tire the patient out. Don't enter a sick room highlv perfumed, it may prove nauseating to the patient. Don't call early in the morning; visitors will be more welcome when the bathing and dress- ing, the late breakfast and tidying of the room nave been completed. GUIMPES AND SLEEVES. Now that fashion has decided during the summer season to run the jumper dress, the sleeveless Princess, and the many varieties of one or two piece gowns that call for guimpes, attention is turning towards specialities in the shapes of yokes. Novel and interesting forms are already appearing, and fancy is allowed wonderful play. It is, of course, the cut of the top part of the dress that gives the shape to the yoke, and the shape of this yoke can make a. dress look exceptionally piquant and attractive, whereas otherwise it might be passed as quite an ordinary gown. Deep, rather than wide, is the general tendency for the guimpes of net, lace, embroidered muslin, or any light chosen material, and those that curve at the foot, rather than square or point, are in the ma- jority perhaps. The sleeve that is long to the wrist and longer, is generally quite tight-fit- ting, if fulness or fussiness comes into the sleeves at all, then the three-quarter, not the elbow or the very long sleeve, is seen more than in isolated cases. HAT RULES. Don't wear a big hat with a small face. Don't wear a hat turned down in front with a turned-up nose. Don't wear with a long face a hat that sets back from the forehead. Don't wear with a full figure and a round red countenance a big bright hat trimmed with a profusion of flowers and fruit. HINTS FOR THE HOME. There is no efficient remedy for ink-stains 1 on delicate wall-paper. The proper way is to carefully match the paper to pattern, and cover with a new piece. Adhesive Hearthstone. Ordinary whiting mixed with a little milk to the consistency of thick paint, slightly blued and used instead of hearthstone, does not wash off with the rain, and neither does it "spot" so easily. Rolled oats are delicious with a small piece of suet scraped into them while cooking, and most nourishing. Always scrape suet into milk pud- dings instead of butter. Parsley chops beau- tifully if plunged into hot water for a second. If new gloves are placed between the folds of a. damp towel for an hour before being worn, they are much easier to put on. The damp causes the kid to become more pliable, so that they will stretch to the required shape without cracking or splitting. Don't throw away a lamp wick as soon as it is short, but wash it, paste a strip of white mus- lin to the lower end, and use it a. week or two longer. Be regular in trimming the wick, and careful in replenishing with oil, and you will have what we regard as the best light in the world for tired eyes. How to extract Splinters.—Fill a small-neck- ed bottle with very hot water, and then press the afflicted part lightly over the neck, so as to prevent the steam escaping. This will soften the flesh and draw the splinter to the surface, when it can be easily removed by pressing be- tween the finger and thumb. Potato Cheesecakes.—Line some patty tins with short pastry. Take some cold boiled po- tatoes, mash well, add a teacupful of sugar, one of mixed currants and raisins, sultanas, a little grated nutmeg, finely chopped, candied peel, and the beaten yolks of two eggs. Mix well. Fill the patty tins, brush over with the whites of eggs beaten to snow, and bake in a moderately hot oven. Care of Clothing.—The wear of clothes de- pends largely on the care of thegi. All light clothing, such as blouses, etc., should be care- fully folded, with paper stuffed in the sleeves. Heavy clothing should be immediately brushed and hung in the wardrobe. Coat and skirt hang- ers can be easily made by cutting ordinary bar- rel hoops in two and suspending them from the centre by wire or string. Collie Creek Pudding.—Take 2 oz. mashed potatoes, 2 oz. flour, one pint boiling milk, one tablespoonful sugar, place the potatoes and flour in a basin and mix to a smooth paste with cold milk. Pour over the boiling milk, let it stand till cold, then add two well-beaten eggs and mix well. Pour into well-buttered dish, flavour to taste. Bake in a rather hot oven half an hour Serve with cream or jam. HXMROD'S CtTym FOR ASTHMA.-Established over a quarter of a century.—Prescribed by the Medical Faculty throughout the world. It is used as an in- halation. and without any after bad effects. Testi- monials of efficacy from the late Lord Beaconsfield, Miss Emily Faithfull, Sir Morel Mackenzie, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Trial samples free by post. In tins at 4s. 3d. British Depot, 46, Holborn Via. duct, London; and also of Newhery. Barclay. Sang. ers, Edwards, May, Roberts, Butler and Crispe; Thompson. Liverpool; and all Wholesale Houses.

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