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FOR MATRON AND MAID.

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FOR MATRON AND MAID. GET A CHEERFUL RESPONSE. The only cure for a perpetual grumble is a grim determination to see things differently. The bravest people face the inevitable and say, "If things can't be changed, I must make the best of them as they are." One woman who was oppressed by deep sor- row and many cares said that she deliberately stood in front of the mirror each morning, and smiled and smiled and smiled until the expres- sion was fixed, as it were, for the day. No one saw her with the shadow of gloom on her face, and the very fact that she forced herself to smile made a difference in the world's atti- tude towards her. Why not try this plan next time you feel thar. every hand is against you? Give a cheer- ful greeting to everyone, and see how quickly you get a cheerful response. AVOID AGE. You may not have found the fountain of per- petual youth, but it isn't difficult to avoid many of the infirmities of age. These are a few of the simple rules that should be followed: Be moderate in all things. Do not eat too much at any time, but eat nourishing food. Get plenty of sleep and exercise. If the re- pair was equal to the waste there would be little, if any, evidence of age. Take a batb daily. Keep in touch with all the events of the day. Seek young people, and have them around you as much as possible. Take good care of your hands and feet. SUITABLE DRESS. The girl who would make the most of herself should dress as well as she can afford. She should have no qualms of conscience on that score; should only make sure that she knows what it is to be well-dressed. A woman of the world, noted for being one of the best dressed members of her set, was onoe asked to define a well-dressed person. Her answer was one word-suitability. Let suitable dressing be the key to your costuming. Business and social dress will then be as unmixable as oil and water, and over- dressing beyond one's income, will cease to be. BE EVER BRAVE. Courage is the wand that works the magic and lifts the load from the souls of those who fancy that some mistaken drift in their lives is failure. Whatever the difficulties and troubles that come, lose no time in repining. Make a fresh beginning and look at each thing you have to meet in the hopeful, honest, sincere spirit. Try to get into clear seas again. If women would only learn to cultivate a healthfully active mood, they would the easier throw off matters they regard as irretrievable. DETAILS OF FASHION. Crochet-covered buttons will be seen every- where. Self-coloured striped materials are for sum- mer wear. Light linen tailored costumes will show pip- ings of black. Embroidered dots in varying sizes appear on woollen gowns. The Japanese or the Raglan sleeve is to the front again. Pinafore dresses and blouses welcome its ef- fective lines. A checked hem to the knees is a new finish to the simple linen dress. Chiffon veiling foulard makes up long tunics as well as blouses. The yellow that verges on leather brown will, in linen, take white trimmings. A spotted or ringed cotton material is used as decoration for innumerable liner, costumes. Sleeves that are rather full finish with a lace cuff just below the elbow. Pompadour ribbon veiled with chiffon makes some baby blouses with high skirl, and long coat costumes. Tricorne hats of gathered tulle with Bowered crowns have a big rosette of narrow lace at the left. Dark plain border bands to rich foulards showing lighter tones of the same colour are the popular finish Tiny floral sprigs come on many of the pretty Swiss muslins which are for summer wear. Bordered materials will be seen for tub frocks; generally the main part of the gown is spotted or sprigged, too. HINTS FOR THE HOME. To prevent lamp glasses breaking, always keep a common hairpin hanging on the chim- ney. A teaspoonful of castor oil poured on the soil at the roots of dying palm or a forlorn aspar- agus fern will make it grow like magic. To Prevent the Ordinary House Fly Coming into the Kitchen, etc.—Have a piece of elder- berry in the house. The flies do not like the strong smell of the flowers and leaves. When Storing away Blankets, Shawls, and various goods, it is a good plan to cut up some well-dried yellibw soap and lay the pieces among the folds. This will be found a sure preventive from moths. Nice Dish for Breakfast.-H lb. to 2 lb. of thick streaky pork put into a piedish half filled with cold water and lightly salted, with a greasy paper over the top, and put in a quick oven. When done, serve cold. This eats equal to bacon. Rhubarb Water.—To four sticks of rhubarb use two breakfastcupsful of water; sugar to taste, and the rind of half a lemon. Wipe the rhubarb in a cloth, peel the lemon very thinly (the white of the lemon is bitter, and should not be used). Put rhubarb and lemon rind into a saucepan, add the water, simmer very slowly a quarter cf an hour, strain when cold, add sugar to taste. Suet Cake.—Take 2 oz. beef suet, grate as finely as possible, mix with 1 lb. flour, then add ok lb. castor sugar, i lb. currants, a little peel, and a sprinkle of essence of lemon, half a tea- spoonful of carbonate of soda, and a half-tea- spoonful of cream of tartar. Mix with milk and bake in a moderate oven for one hour or a little longer. This wilJ pe found a cheap and delicious cake, and one we always enjoy. Home-made Sweets.-Barley-sugar: Put one tablespoonful of vinegar into a half-pint cup and fill up with water. Put into a saucepan with 2 lb. of sugar, boil without stirring until it turns a nice lemon colour, then pour on to an oiled slab. When cooled a little, cut into strips with a knife and twist. Chocolate Toffee Quarter of a pound castor sugar, 3 oz of butter 2 oz. of chocolate, half teacupfol of milk, a few drops vanilla essence. Boil together fifteen to twenty minutes; when it seta in a soft ball in water it is ready. Pour into buttered plates, cut into squares. This is rather soft caramel toffee. CAKES AND PUDDINGS.—No. 22. Last week's recipe was for a plain Ginger- bread more suitable for the children. This week we are giving a richer and rather more expansive one which will be appreciated by the adults. RICH GINGERBREAD. 1 packet of Cakeoma. I Half a teaspoonful of Ground Ginger. Half a teaspoonful of Mixed Spice. 4 ozs. of Butter or Lard. 4 ozs. of Raisins (optional). 4 ozs. of Lemon Peel (optional). 2 Eggs. 3f tablespoonfuls of Syrup. 2 tablespoonfuls of Milk. METHOD. Mix the ginger and spioe with the Cakeoma and rub the butter or lard in very fine, then add the ra'sins and lemon peel. Beat up the eggs and add them with the milk and syrup (which should be warmed). Mix well and bake in a rather cool oven. Next week a Valencia Cake recipe. Recipe book will be sent post free on request to Latham and Co., Ltd., Liverpool. Cakeoma is sold only in 3id. packets by Grocers and Stores everywhere.

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