Food and Health Notes. (By a Correspondent). FOOD AND COOKERY EXHIBITION. How gladly one turns every second week in November from the dullness and dampness of the street into the crowded and brightly lighted Hor- ticultural Hall at Westminster, in order to see ail that is worth a woman's seeing at the annual Food and Cookery Exhibition. Personally, I look forward to this delightful function with more Anticipation every year. for the exhibition grows with time decidedly more helpful to those of us whose interest in cooking is mainly domestic. In its purely show aspect, I doubt whether there is anything so good of its kind to be seen in any other city in the world. The dishes of the famous chefs on view on the table d'honneur are master- pieces of modelling, colouring, and grouping that simply cannot be described. They must be seen in order to be appreciated at anything like their true worth. THE WOMAN'S SECTION. But this table, attractive and pleasing to the eye aa it is, and demonstrative of all that can be done with the best apparatus, utensils and in- gredients that money can buy, is by no means the centre of most interest to our practical minds. We have only to contrast against all this our in- ferior stoves and utensils and our limited kitchen space, and still more limited purse to realise that cookery on the grand scale is not a hobby in which the average woman can indulge. But when we turn aside to the domestic sec- tion it is quite another matter. Here everything ia on our own plane, and yet with all the in- expensiveness of tho ingredients used and the sim- plicity with which these are made up into at- tractive and palatable dishes, there is a perfec- tion attained which directly stimulates us to aim at something better in our own everyday house- hold cookery. So, from a woman's point of view at least, it is the domestic section of this wonder- ful exhibition which is by far its most interesting end educative feature. IMPROVEMENT IN HOME COOKING. An intelligent study of all that was to be 3een in this particular section of the exhibition last week brings home to one, as nothing else does, the great strides that have been made in middle class and artisan cookery the last few years, Twenty years ago the attractive and carefully Erepared dishes on show here would .never have een seen outside the kitchen and dining-room of the private mansion or high-class restaurant. But to-day such dishes come to table in the majority of middle class homes, even when there is no pretence on the part of tho hostess to give any- thing beyond a quiet informal dinner. HOME-BAKED BREAD MORE POPULAR. As a typical instance of the uniform excellence achieved in the domestic section, take the exlilbits in one of the simplest entries, that of household bread. Here every loaf submitted was of such high quality that the task of deciding on the best must have been one of considerable difficulty for the judges. Such excellence is only a further proof of the fact tltat the making of bread at home is be- coming quite popular among us again. Even whem the ordinary household bread is still bought from the baker much of the fancy kind that is eaten is made and baked at home. Where yeast is objected to as giving too much trouble, baking powder is employed, and the results, if one is careful to use a good brand of baking powder, such as Borwick's, are uniformly satisfactory. HOSPITAL AND HOME COOKERY- Invalid cookery bears witness to the same ad- vance in skill on the part of the home-loving woman. Last week one had only to compare the invalid trays in the open claea with the trays submitted by trained nurses to see that in respect to daintiness ot cooking and scrupu- lous neatness in serving there was not much to choose between the invalid cookery of the home and that of the hospital- Indeed, the great novelty in the invalid section was found on a tray shown in the opeu class- This was something new in jellies—a "Grape Sugar Jelly," to give it its right name. The method of making this is as tollows: — -Gra.pe-Suga.r Jelly. Pour three gills of boiling water on to two tableispoonfuls of Grape-Nuts and let this soak for some minutes. When oold, strain the water into a pan, add i ounoe of isinglass or French gelatine, and stir tiil dissolved. And the well-beaten white of one egg and two tea- spoonfuls of honey. Strain in the juice of half a lemon, and simmer without boiling till the mixture thickens. Pour into a, wet mould and allow to set. Both the Grape-Nuts water and the honey used in sweetening are very powerful foods, loans of inverted sugar which never irritate the 6tomaoh or ferment in the intestines like ordi- nary cane or beat sugar- A jelly of this kind I is therefore highly nourishing and digestible, and of a dielicious palate, the lemon juice and honey developing in a. very agreeable manner the mild biscuit flavour of the Grape-Nuts water A FAVOURITE FLOUR STALL. Among the business exhibits I noticed that the Hoviis Flour Co. had installed a complete e' gas cooker at their usual stand and were doing quite a brisk business in finger breatf cakes and scones made from their nourishing flour. From the bubble of conversation among the crowd that clustered at all hou.rs round this at- tractive stall I gathered that many women are now using both Hovis and the self-raising IAto floor in the kitchen with very satisfactory re- sults A KITCHEN HELP WORTH BUYING. Among new utensils and aoparatus for kitchen use were two particularly worth mentioning. The first was an automatic diah and plate wafib- er, very thorough and simple in its working, but too expensive for the general run of mid^ die-class households, costing as it does £ 12 10s net. But the. seoond, an interchangeable sieve and Strainer 13 a practical and useful article that should find a place in every home. It consists of a strong metal frame, into which bottoms of varying closeness of mesh can be dropped and removed .at will. A frame and three bottoms. Spying a fine, medium and coarse mesh re- spectively, can be had complete for as low as Ss 9d, and the work these save simply in wash- up is worth more than treble the money onarged- Fuller particulars as to size, etc- will gladly be forwarded on request by Messrs J. Ward and Son, 44, West Ealing Broadway, liOndon, W.. Who are putting this useful artiole *>n the market. Those who value oleanJy and easy working in the kitchen should certainly make a point of saouring one of these labour saving interchangeable sieves. It is by far the most convenient and practical article for kit- chen use that has for man- years been brought forward, and it's distinctly worth buying.
Fieh Soup. Take some fish cuttings, wash, cut up small, and boil overnight for one hour in three quarts of water, skim, and then turn into a basin to cool. In the morn- ing add one onion, one carrot, and one bunch of parsley. Cook all together gently for one and a half hours. Put an ounce of dripping into a sitiall pan, heat it gently, and as it heats mix in two tabkspoonfuls of flour and one pint of milk. Pour it into the soup, let it boil for ten minutes to cook the flour, ftr~ into a basin in which there is a chopped parsley. anH
¿,tJJ: ,T ;k 'O. #" & fov Wtomtn. .¡," A BEAUTIFUL CLOTH GOWN. Tho vogue for soutache becomes ever more pronounced, nearly every I.i.s.luprLa.Ue gai-nietit exhibiting this effective embroidery in some form or other- I think you will a^ree that the application c £ the soutache trimming in tho BEAUTIFUL GOWN OP POWDER-BLUE CLOTH, TRIMMED WITH SOUTACHE- aooompanying sketch is both nove4 and pleas- ing, while it has the additional advantage of being worked on inset pieces of clotth, thus allowing the amateur to proouro the shaped pieces of material from the dressmaker, and work them herself if she focl., so disposed. Tne work is pleasant and fairly qtftckly done, and, as it ad'ds enormously to the effect of the gown it adorns, is well worth the timo and trouble it entails- But to turn to the details of our pictured gown, which, by the way, is realised in fine, smooth cloth of a deUgucful powder-blue tone. The bodioe, which is dis- tinctly suggestive of the pinafore style, 13 split up from waist to shoulder on either side, soutadhe-embroidered' bands of the cloth show- ing in the 4openifig the soutache employed being of exactly the same tone as the cloth, but re- lieved here and: there by effective touches of black. On the shoulder, and a little above the waist are arranged, on either side of the open- ing embroidered buttons which are fastened to- gether by loops of silk cord. A dbuble line of 6outaohe adorns the edges of the bodioe, and finishes the gigot sleeves at the waist. In the opening above the bodice pomes a dainty little vest of tucked ivory net, completed with a oollar-band' and minute yoke o: Irish crochet. The skirt is plain, and out very long all round, with a suspicion of train at the back. The whole of the ornamentation is concentrated in the front, which is made with a. wide panel entirely covered with a soutache design. Over this paoel falls a long pointed end oz the cloth —a continuation of the oentre portion of the corsage, in fact—which is edged by bands of soutache, and finished1 at the bottom by a heavy silk frin-eo and large, handsome silk tassels. ABOUT COIFFURE ORNAMENTS. With evening festivities crowding thick and fast upon us, the question ot ooiffures becomes of paramount importance- As you all know, I daresay, the most fashionable form of haii- dressing just now is unmistakably the Empire style, with its loosely-waved hair drawn up lightly to the crown of the head, and there disposed in innumerable little fluffy curls. Now these curls imperatively call for something to encircle and round them off, as it were, and to meet this demand there are various fascinating hair ornaments- One of the most popular <« these is a scarf of pure white net, powdered all over with little glittering crystal beads, and finished at each eid by a tassel o<f crystal bead! Thip scarf is twisted loosely round the curls, and tied on the left side in a seeming earless knot, the tassels haaging towards the left ear. An- other becoming ornament, o' semi-claesio ori- gin, is the fillet or plain band of gold which is worn fastened round the cluster of curls. Ooca- sionally one sees this fillet inset with gems cut in cabudhon style, ilie favourite stones for the purpose being pink topaz, amber, lapis-lazuli, or turquoise- M1LLINERIAL NOTES- As the season progresses the 'height of our hat crowns is visibly increasing, many of the newest models having crowns which measure five and even six inches from brim to top. Nor is this ali; to still further increase the appa- rent height, the trimming is arranged in a very "stand-up" fashion, the result being a chapeau of colossal height. In tall figures this is all very well, but on short women the effect is painful, the contrast between the size of fiat and the wearer being altogether too noticeable. I A HANDSOME FUR-LINED COAT. At this time of the year, when cold piercing winds are rather the rule than the exception, there is no more desirable garment than a well cut, full length coat lined throughout with fur- For driving, travelling, moboring, and even ■waLking'in very bitter weather, the fur-lined coat is not easily beaten, and nowadays these garments are so beautifully and scientifically out, that there is really no moonvenienoe in either weight or bulk. Of course, a ooa.t of this description is not a very cheap garment, but if it be at all carefully lifted, it can easily be made to dIo duty for three, four, or even five seasons without any alteration, and if a plain simple "tailor" style be dhosen, it will be just as fashionable in an- other four years as it now is. I always think, too, that for the woman of small means who goes out a good deal in the evening, to theatre, 'bridge-party, concert or dinner, a fur-lined coat is really an economical investment, for it makes a splendid and most cosy evening wrap, as well as filling all sorts of useful day functions. But to turn to the particular coat illustrated in our sketch, which is, in my opinion, an ex- cellent design for the purpose, far it is smart, thoroughly modish, and yet so unobtrusive in style as not to date easily. The original gar- ment was carried out in heavy satin-faced cloth of a beautiful biscuit shade and had an im- mense turn-down collar, completely covering tho shoulders, and roundbd revere of marten. Turn-baok cuffs of the same fur finished the simple "soat" sleeves, and coming well down- over the hands protected tihem almost as well IlfJ a muff. The coat fastened down the front in double-breasted style, with large handsome buttons, and) was finished all round the edges with a line of machine stitching. Squirrel ot a rather fawut tons and not a very expensive type constituted tihe lining which ended just below the hips, the lower part of the coat being lined with satin of exactly the same shade as the cloth. The same idea. might be most successfully carried out in white, grey, black, dark blue, dark green or purple cloth, tho fur of the col- jar and cuffs and tihe lining being a cuestion of individual taste and means. Another notioeabiB feature of up-to-date millinery is the gigantic size of tho flowers with which so many smart chapeaux aro adorned nowadays. Of all these blooms, chrysanthemums aro easily first favourites, some of the best examples being caried out in velvet, in colours which aro exact repro- ductions of Nature's tints. Two, or at the most three, of these enormous blooms are quite suffi- cient to v.-ry satisfactorily trim a largo hat. They are usually arranged side by side, and are of happily contrasting colours, or, possibly, of three tones of the same shade. _■ i A'iXf NCESb FROCK. Tiiougu i'rmctssa gowns arc not, pcr-uaps, quite as iriuc.i 111 eviudinje as tacy were la.ii year, many ot tile best models are still built 1. iacs-3 graceful hi es. One particular example, ia wuicn ali tno elatoration i> oouUiwd to tüo upper part of the bodice, is vary smart in cut anu practical ill desig.ti. ine material in wmcn those 1 saw was reaLsed was a hue soft cloth of a lovely chest- nut brown shade, but any supple woollen fabric, such as oasiiinere, crepe,or liuu lricze would serve admirably lor tne purpose, as well as velvet, satin, crepo de Cnine, or tarteta-s, if the gown be intended ior very dressy wear. From the should- ers tne trock was cut in one piece, a seam being arranged down tho middle of both front and back. At the back, just below the waist, the fulness was taken into inverted pleats, which, ap- parently. sprang from the end of the back eam. In front, just below the bust, were arranged six large embroidered buttons three on each side of the centre seam—which added greatly to the effect of the gown. From the top of the robe were turn-back wide revers and little pointed epaulettes of Irish crochet, in a pale "old lace" tone, the appearance of which was greatly heightened by an inch-wide strapping all round the edges of very soft chestnut satin. Above these revers appeared a charming vest of spotted ivory not and similar Irish crocnet, the crochet being arrange.! in the form of a neckband a.nd weo rcun i yok j, on to which the net was set in a suo cession cf iicki. Just in front a plain, untucked sirip of net was left, which was crossed at -n- tervals by straps of the chestnut satin. The sleeves, of the new rucked shape, and cut very long, were caoriad out in spotted net to match tho vest. but if liked, they might with equal suc- cess bb made in the same material as the gown. A WOHD ABOUT MODISH COLOURS. Unquestionably the three fashionable colours of the moment are green, blue, and brown. Of course, tho range of shades is wide; the woman wno aspires to be well dressed and is about to invest in i ew attire will be wise to let her choice fall upon one of theso three. Of the first-named, the alrq:st metallic peacock shades are the most populaI-they are beautiful, but they really only suit a woman of rather vivid colouring. Of the blue tones, electric, Gobelin, and cobalt are first favourites, while in brown there seems to be one, and only one, really modish shade—cocoa colour. A SMART AND USEFUL BLOUSE. Ou sec >nd sketch this week shows a smart and useful blouse; just the thing for regular after- noon wear with a skirt of the same oolour. Liberty satin, velveteen, soft-silk, or taffetas are all suitable materials in which to carry out this becoming design, the colour being a matter of personal taste. The blouse is suggestive of the sailor type, being cut with a round turn-back SMART AND TT8EFTTL AFTERNOON BLOUSE OP TAFFETAS SATIN OR VELVETEEN TRIMMED WITH NET AND IMITATION POINT DE VENISE. collar and a box-pleat down the front. A little vest of tucked net appears inside the top of the blouse. Beneath this vest oomes a chemisette and collar band of imitation "point de Venise" in a pretty ivory tone. Four yards of 27-iapgh material will be needed.
SEDAN OF TRADES UNIONISM. THE "LABOUR LEADER" BEWAILS THE RAILWAY SETTLEMENT. The "Labour Leader" of last Friday, in an article entitled "The Great Surrender," Esays:- "Last Wednesday's railway conference was the Sedan of the British Trades Union movement. The railwaymen's .society, armed and ready for battle, was surrendered en masse to the railway companies Nothing equivalent to it in magni- tude of failure and futility has ever before oc- curred in the history of Trades Unionism. Mr Ramsay Macdonald has publicly protested against the capitulation. We associate ourselves with him in the strongest condemnation of what we believe to be a virtual betrayal of the railway- men's agitation. The agreement not only an- nihilates the railwaymen's agitation and their national claims, but it sweeps Trades Unionism out of doors with a bang. From start to finish it makes not a single admission of the validity of the claims for which the agitation was organised. and it sets up formidable walls against the possibility of any future 'all grades' movement. Nothing more complete in the way of the dismemberment of a Trades Union fighting force could be well imagined than has been accomplished by Mr Lloyd George and the railway directors in their treaty. One solitary nod of recognition conceded the Union is the half sentence permitting Mr Bell or another offi- cial to represent the men in the event of a final appca' c,o arbitrators."
GOOD NEWS FOR SHORTHAND WRITERS. A FRESH ARMY WANTED. Mr Justice Jeff writes to the "Times:"— Is it realised by the public that by April 18th next there must be provided at the expense of the country under the Criminal Appeal Act, 1907, a fresh army of skilled official shorthand writers? The words are clear and the inference obvious. By section 16, sub-section 1, "Shorthand notes shall be taken of the proceedings at the trial of any person on indiotment who, if convicted, is entitled or may be authorised to appeal"- that is to say, at every criminal trial for any offence, however grave or however trivial, at assizes, oounty quarter sessions, and borough quarter sessions. B sub-section 3, "The costs shall be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament," and "rules of court may make such provisiean as is necessary for securing the accuracy of the notes to be taken." Accuracy is of course essential, because the shorthand note will be the official record, and may conflict with the judge's note. Now, is it certain that the supply of compe- tent shorthand writers will be equal to the demand? The assizes in one county are mostly held simultaneously with other assizes held in other counties, and quarter sessions often clash with other courts. Moreover, it is often necessary at assizes, and sometimes at quarter sessions, to have two or more criminal courts sitting in the same building at one and the same timo. Meanwhile, tho shorthand writers already em- ployed in civil actions, in arbitrations in Par- liament, and elsewhere arc not likely to desert their present work unless they are very highly paid. These and other considerations soem to justify the doubt implied in the above question. iU 19'u hTever- a satisfaction to think that in these hard times there is an inducement to quick, clever, and industrious men to join the ranks of such an honourable, important, and (I believe) lucrative profession as that of shorthand writing.
WORK AND WAGES IN CANADA. The profound interest now being taken in Canada by the British working classes may be realised from the fact tihat 2,100,000 copies of a tittle pamphlet entitled "Work and Wagcls" havo been scot out in the last five years in re- sponse to enquiries from the various offices of rw? ^1 fio Railway in this country. i "35.000 have been sent out in the last eighteen months. > This pamphlet is compiled with the assistance of the Canadian Provincial Governments, and gives a state&meont of wages current in the various trades throughout the Dominion. j Often in hanging up heavy pictures tnali are hung from a screw in the wall the greatest difficulty experienced is getting the screw securely fastened in the plaster. Here is a simple remedy which many a profes- eional picture-hanger follows. The hole made by the screw should be enlarged, and the edges of the plaster thoroughly mois- tened with water. The space should be filled in with plaster of paris, and the screw in- serted into the soft plaster. When the piaster hardens the screw will he perfectly Croute au Pot.-Thi. is a Tery good soup, and one generally gerved in French families where economy is studied. Take a quart of stock freed from fat, and add to it two large onions peeled and thinly sliced, a turnip peeled and cut in small squares, and the re- mains of cold boiled cabbage. Add a few odd crusts of stale bread and simmer very slowly till the vegetables are cooked add salt, pepper, a little butter, and serve. If you happen to have a few scraps of boiled beef, they may be added to the soup with advantage.
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RE-ASSESSMENT OF PRO- PERTY AT CONNAH'S QUAY. PUBLIC MEETING OF RATEPAYERS. PROTEST AGAINST ACTION OF HOLYWELL GUARDIANS. A pubic meeting of ratepayers was he'd in tho Drill Hall. Contiall's Quay. on Friday night, to pretest Against the action of the Holywell lL;,a., J cf u^awians in singling out Cannae's icr iv-i..i-io'.nont, leaving some dozen o?he,r pav.-f-Cis ioiijiuig the union at the old astsefis- ii>en- was a crowded attendance of a&y.kvc-d px-pefcy owners, shopkeepers and p.ivale ocwupiefs, who from timo to time during tr-o pi-ogress ci the meeting showed their kecai mx iiirn jnt of the injustice eouijht to be imposed upjn t. lie in. Air K L1. Marriott, who occupied tho chair, sadd that the ot the revaluation would be grea,t unfairness to them. They had been re- assessed to an aggregate of one-lhird more ¡¡of their rateable value, which was raised from £ 1900 to £ 2600 ("Shame"). Ho quoted, as a,n instance, that Mold, which had twice the popula- tion of Ocnnah's Quay, contributed £ 5500 per amllurn to tho union for poor rate, Con nail's Quay paying £2800, or about one-half; Mold received back in out-door poor relief nearly E2200, or two-fifths, while Oonnah's Quay re- ceived back 2550, or one-fifth; and this ccmpari- fOUl applied almost to the same extent to Holy- well, Whitford, Flint, Llanasa, Halkyn, and other small parishes, who in this respect were aj treated better than Connah's Quay. With reference to the indoor poor and salaries of officials, Oonnah's Quay was again treated dis- proportionately, because they contributed E800 more than their fair share for these purposes. There were arguments in favour c.,f & new assess- ment for the above parishes, or, at any rate, a. new valuation of the entire union (hear- hea.r). Mr T. J. Reney addressed hQ meeting 11 a long speech, emphasised the v-leged injustice and gross unfairness of the new assessment, and proposed a resolution expressing indigna- t.ion and protesting against the gross i ijustice done to the Quay by eaddiing it with any new valuation without at the same time ordering a new valuation to be made of tho whole of the Holywell Union, and calling upon the Assess- me-not Committee to withdraw the same. Mr Edward Blane (district councillor) seconded the resolution. Mr James Prince (chairman of the Holywell G-u&rdiianis, and representing Oonnah's Quay on that Board) add<reesed the meeting, and sought to prove that no injustice whatevor would be done to anybody, and was subjected to a running fire of comments and dissension, during which he retaliated with charges against the overseers —Messrs T. J. Rcney and E. Blanf having taken advantage of their official positions to lower their own asGessmcnt, which wero emphatically denied by those gentleman; and eventually, upon tihe meeting showing some impationoc, told the audience that their resolu- tion might be passed, but it was not worth the paper it was written on, "as the Assessment Committee, at the forthcoming inquiry to hoar appeals, would absolutely ignore ]It; Individual caiie-s of injustice were given by mainy ratepayers, and the Chairman put too re- solution, which was enthusiastically received and carried, amid muoh excitement. The resolution was ordered to be sent to the Guardians at once.
ABERGELE AND PENSARN URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. PROPOSAL TO ACQUIRE THE GAS UNDERTAKING. The Atc.' goi,) and Pensarn Urban District Council met on Monday, Mr J. Hannah. J.P., presiding. Tlie.-e wero also present: Messrs Edva.d Williams (vicechairman), W. P. Morri3, H. E. Pnchard, J. Bucharan, Isaac Morris, G. H. Judsont, J. Pierce. Pierce Davies, J. Ed- wiaird»s, and W. H- Jones, with the Clerk (Mr E. A..Crabbe) and the Surveyor (Mr R. Jones). CONTRIBUTION FROM THE COUNTY COUNCIL. The Finance Committee reported that the County Council had offered L400 towards the maintanance of he main roads in the district. It wail explained that the Council had asked for more, but there was a general feeling that tihe amount was satisfactory, and the report was adopted. PROPOSAL TO ACQUIRE THE GAS WORKS In accordance with notice he had given, Mr Judaon moved a resolution to the effect that the Council consider the advisability of acquiring the Abergele Gas Go's- undertaking and that the Council take steps to see whether this could bo done by private treaty and failing by compul- sory powers. He hoped the Council would see ow their way to adopt the resolution. He was one who believed thoroughly in Corporations or Councils owning such undertakings. The price of gas was abnormally high. Colwyn Bay had acquired their gas, and it was now a paying con- cern. The cost. would not work out at. much per annum on a thirty years' loan. The ac- quisition would be beneficial to the ratepayers. He book it that the question would havo to be J considered by a public meeting. I The Clerk: If you go in for powers. Mr Prichard estimated that. four-hundred a year would be required instead of sixty or seventy pounds, as had been suggested by Mr Judson. He thought that they had too many things on their programme at present. There was the Market Hall and the offices for the Council before them. The matter would require very careful consideration. Mr W. P. Morris was quite ready to fall in with the suggestion that the matter should be thoroughly considered in committee. After further discussion, it was unanimously resolved to refer the matter to committee. REPRESENTATIVE. Mr Judson was appointed to represent the Council on the Bangor University Board. THE PROMENADE. In reply to Mr Judson. the Surveyor stated that someone went every other day to look after the Promenade. He reported that a chain post had beeji pulled out of the ground. Consider- able force must have been used. On the suggestion of Mr Isaac Morris, it was decided to offer a reward of JE5 for information that would lead to the conviction of any offenders in this respect.
Home Hints. Corks for pickle jars, etc., are more ealUf fitted if first soaked in boiling water. To destroy worms in all furniture, apply; some carbolic oil with a camel's hair brush. A little lemon juice improves the flavour of scrambled eggs. It can be added whilt they are cooking. To ease a corn, rub a little oil of pepper- mint over a sensitive corn. This will ease the soreness in a wonderful manner. Leather upholstered chairs may be cleaned with white of egg slightly beaten to a creamt and be polished with a soft duster. To test ground coffee, place a teaspoonful- of the coffee in a wine-glass containing water. If a part floats and a part sinks, it i. undoubtedly adulterated. Rubbing with salt and lemon juice will sometimes remove iron rust. If very obsti- nate, however, oxalic acid is sometimes used, but this is apt to harm the material. Knives should never be dipped in hot water, as it-loosens the handles. The blades may be placed upright in the water in a mug,, by which plan the handles will be kept dry. Cups and jugs should occasionally be scrubbed round the handles with a well- soaped brush. Unless this is done they are almost certain to get a grimy look there that is very unappetising. Carved furniture that has become dusty is best cleaned by dipping a fine paint brush into oaraffin oil and painting over the carvirt with it. It will look quite bright and new if treated in this way. Leather must never be exposed to the extreme heat of a glowing fire, as it is thereby deprived of its vitality, and becomes dry and hard. Shoes or boots that are very wet must be dried gradually and placed at Iff safe distance from the fire. When buying fish remember that it should be firm to the touch if pressed by-the finger the flesh should rise again instantly; there should be no impression left. If fish is fresh, the eyes are bright, the gills red, and tha scales not easily rubbed off. A piece of board, about half an inch In thickness, cut in the crude shape of a key, represents the idea of a woman who was never able to find her keys when they were wanted. The wooden key was suspended on the inside of a cupboard-door, and every mis- cellaneous key in the household not in use was hung on hooks upon this board. Marguerite Pudding. Take two ounces each of suet and sugar, a quarter of a pound of flour, one egg, and a teaspoonful of baking powder. Mix with a little milk, and steam for one hour in a basin lined with preserve. Dust all the floors, cupboards, and drawers infested with cockroaches with some fine powdered borax, which is perfectly safe to use, as it can harm neither dogs, cats, nor any other pets. This treatment, if con- tinued, will clear a house of cockroaches in about three weeks. It Is not enough to have a place for every- thing, but one must see that everything is in its place. The woman who has "run out" of necessaries of all sorts upon all occasions proves herself the most wasteful and extrava- gant of housekeepers. Rich Raisin Cakes. Take half a pound each of butter and castor sugar. Beat these to a cream, and add four eggs, one at a time. and well beat each one with the sugar ana butter. Lightly mix in a pound of floar and a teaspoonful of baking powder, then mix with the whole half a pound of sultanas Bake at once in a quick oven Fried Meat and Vegetables.—Dip slices of cold meat in a batter made of half a pound of flour, the whites of two eggs, a little salt, one tablespoonful of salad oil, and one gill of tepid water. Then fry in deep, hot fat. Drain and fry in the same way pieces of cold boiled cauliflower, sliced beetroot, celery, or salsify. Pile around the meat and serve very hot. Mustard and horseradish mixed make an excellent relish for cold meats. Mix yellow mustard and add to it an equal quantity of grated horseradish, which has been boiled ten minutes in water. Thin the mixture with a little of this water. German Pastry.—Beat up two eggs and two ounces of sugar, using a wooden spoon, then add as much flour as the eggs will take to make a paste. Roll this out on a floured board, cut it into very thin strips, and cook them in a large pan of boiling fat. Take them out when they are a golden colour, drain them thoroughly, spriniue them with sugar, and serve hot. To remove scorch from linen, peel fouf. onions and extract the juice from them. Mix with one ounce of soap, four ounces ol fuller's earth, and a pint of vinegar. Boil all well together. When nearly cold put on to the scorched linen; allow it to dry in the air. Afterwards wash with clean water. Should one application be insufficient, repeat the process. Potatoes Baked with Onions. Wash", peel, and wipe half a dozen potatoes. Put them in a tin in which two ounces of butter has been melted. Cut two large peeled onions into slices and put them over the po- tatoes, seasoning with pepper and salt. Place in a moderate oven, basting them fre- quently with the hot fat and turning them so that they may become uniformly browned. Then drain and serve. The white of an egg, beaten for a few mo* ments-but not to a stiff frotli-with a little powdered alum, is excellent as a means of making the handa white and soft. This should be applied just before going to bed, the hands being first washed in warm soap- suds, dried thoroughly with a soft towel, and then damped with the white of egg. Tho hands should then be encased in a pair of chamois leather gloves.
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