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HINTS FOR THE HOME. PRESERVING OXE'S YOUTH. The woman who desires a nice skin and. clear complexion must be just as careful of the food she eats as she is of the clothes she wears. Errors of diet often produce stoutness and thinness, und a sallow skin with pimples may come from the jnnie cause. The substitution of milk and ectn:: for tea, coffee, and alcoholic drinks, ni;;l light, easily digested food, avoiding riclily-epfeed i and highly-seasoned dishes. Fresh air and exercise will do much towards promoting a clear skin and preserving one's youth. If a woman will properly care for the health of her body and mind she may avoid growing old. To the woman who, by right thoughts and correct living, ha« preserved an attractive serenity of countenance, old age has no terrors. We must try io keep young in our hearts. In this way we sliaU be counted young. SLEEP. There is not much amiss with a child who I sleeps in an easy, graceful attitude, lying on its side, breathing gently and regularly from its abdomen. Should the little one, how- ever, lie with its head thrown back and its mouth wide open, it is a pretty sure sign that, the tonsils are enlarged, and need at- tending to. If the heart or lungs are affected, two pillows will often be needed be- fore the child can sleep easily; and a rickety baby persistently kicks all the bedclothes off, even in cold ^eaiher. Therefore, watch care- fully what attitudes the children assume while asleep. I WILL YOU NOTE That absence of occupation is not rest. That late hours are a frequent cause of the appearance of premature wrinkles. That you cannot expect admiration if you never take any trouble to deserve it. That if you really care for a person you will not say unkind things to or of them. That personal remarks are seldom in good aste. That your children will not lows you a bit less for your firmness in saying "No" at tha right moment. That when you meet a friend and say "How ill you are looking!" it is by no means paying a compliment. That your wife's temper, whether good or bad. is often a reflection of your own. That if we took the trouble occasionally to "count our mercies" most of us would "find that we have more to be thankful for than to grumble at. TO RENOVATE SHIRTS. < One often finds that laundered shirts soon wear at the cuffs while other parts are quite good. The following plan will give any shirt a new lease of life: Take white tape, half an inch in width, and tack it carefully on right side of cuff so as to include all worn edges. Stitch this with machine, turn over to left side. shewing as little of tape at the edge as possible, tuck down, and machine-stitch. If neatly turned and corners attended to nicely, this makes a tidy, firm edge. Again, the fronts of. a shirt can h-j strengthened by stitching tape on under edge with two rows of fine -stitching, one at very edge of front, and cue further in. This never shews when shirt is dressed. Fine French tape may be used with advantage, but ordinary tape may do as well for common shirts. CHILDREN DEMAND REASONS. No mother should think it lowering her dig- nity to stop and give a reason to her children for her actions. Let the mother put herself in her chil- dren's place. Would she feel like obeying cheerfully many commands that seem to be given only to interfere with one's pleasure, and which seem unnecessary and unimportant? The fact that a. mother will explain to her children her reasons and treat her children as though they had some rights, will win a quicker and happier response and secure prompt obedience to an imperative command at other times when there is not oppor- tunity for explanations. Even the tiny little tot at the knees under- stands a great deal more than most mothers appreciate, and a reason stated simply will make clear many questions that might have proved a vexatious obstacle in the ways of obedience. HOME-MADE CHINA CEMENT. The mending of valuable china is an art in itself. Haste is fatal, while a successful mend can only be secured if the broken pieces are perfectly clean, and, from the moment the accident occurred, have been wrapped up severally in soft paper, so that the edges are not rubbed. A good home-made cement may be made of a strong solution of gum arabic and water with sufficient plaster of Paris to make a thick paste. Carriage varnish is another good specific, a very little being ap- plied to the edges with a camel's hair brush and the severed portions held together till dry, whilst the white of an egg and flour made into a. paste can also be used in default of a more permanent cement. Russian isin- glass is often employed for china repara- tions by experts, a clear gelatinous mixture being made with a little water, and used sparingly to draw the severed portions to- gether, whilst a cement of finely-pulverised flint, glass, and unslaked lime is also utilised by professional menders, the three ingre- dients being made into a paste with a little oil. NICE DISHES. CANADIAN PODDING.—Peel, core, and cut up l^Ib. of apples, and stew them with 2oz. of but- ter, the grated rind and juice of a lemon, and ilb. of brown sugar. When quite soft, rub them through a sieve, and beat the yolks of three eggs into them. Have a pie-dish ready lined with puff paste, pour in the mixture, and bake for half-an-hour. Beat up tha whites of the eggs to a stiff froth, 6mother some icing sugar over the top of the pudding, sprinkle some desiccated cocoanut over uil, and put it back into the oven for a few minutes. RABBIT AIAYONXATSK.-—Roast a couple of young rabbits, joint them neatly, and put the pieces in a slow pan with six shallots—previously finely two tablespoonfuls of oil, and a iful of tarragon vinegar, adding three dessertspoonfuls of aspic jelly. Simmer very until the rabbits are sufficiently cooked. Then take out the pieces, and dish them neatly, pouring the liquor over the top. When ser, cover with a thick mayonnaise sauce. Sprinkle a little minced fennel over the top, *nd servo with a lettuce salad.

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