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HINTS FOR THE HOME, TO WARD OFF STOUTNESS. Stoutness begins by creeping on one gra- dually. At the first indication of the abdo- men taking upon iteelf a disagreeable pro- minence a change of diet should be made. Bread, as a writer in Health points out, should be eaten very sparingly, and only of the coarse kinds. No white bread should be eaten unless cut very thin and toasted brown. It is best to drop all cereals, and also the root vegetables, potatoes, turnips, carrots, &c., and beans and peas. Of course sweets are tabooed, and it is well to erase chocolate from the list of liquids. All drinks should be taken in moderation, but a goblet of hot water a half-hour before meals will hasten the cure. The only meats that are under the ban are veal and pork, and the latter should always be eaten very sparingly excepting by those working hard at manual labour. Eat as freely as appetite prompts of fi-uits, both fresh and dried, and all green vegetables, especially salads. Nuts and raisins, figs and dates, ices and jellies, can b- varied for dessert, so you will not miss the harmful pastries, cakeet and puddings. TO CLEAN GLASS. Remove the chill from some clean, soft water, and put a small piece of soda into it. If decanters are to be cleansed pour the water into them, add a few small shot, or brown paper cut into small pieces; shake them well. A hair bottle-washer, or slip of whalebone with a piece of sponge attached, should be used. When the dirt and stains are loosened, rinse in cold spring water, then put the de- canters to drain. When dry, use powdered rotten stone for the outside, and wipe with a clean cloth they will have a brilliant polish. The same directions may be followed for all kinds of glass manufacture. Ornamental parts may be cleaned with a toothbrush. Cut glass, being expensive, as well as brittle, re- quires that it should be washed as soon as done with, and put away at once. COFFEE AND ASTHMA. Coffee is a very excellent remedy for asthma. Those who do not know how to cut short their attacks, and have not tried coffee, should do so by all means. It often succeeds admirably, according to the Family Doctor, when almost everything else has failed. There are one or two little points to be attended to in taking coffee for asthma. In the first plac-e, it should be very strong— in fact, perfectly black. Weak coffee does more harm than good. If made very strong much of it need not be taken; a large quan- tity is a positive disadvantage, for it is less rapidly absorbed, and only distends the stcmach. Then it should be given without sugar or milk, pure "cafe noir." It should be given on an empty stomach, for when taken on a full stomach it often does harm QY putting a stop to the process of digestion. UNGENEROUS BEHAVIOUR. More women have died through the mend- ing of socks and endless washing of dishes and daily striving to make ends meet, which meet but seldom, than of broken hearts. Nobody writes a story in which the heroine dies gracefully over a heap of ironing; but Nature has written them again and again, and we have not always had ight: to read them. The way to keep the flies out of the ointment is simple, and easily discovered. We must keep great, big, loving hearts. Brains do not always help us to avoid un- generous behaviour. Intellectual wealth can- not supply the place of a thoughtful tender- ness by constant watching wise." The daughter who interprets Chopin in the par- lour while her mother struggles in the kit- chen may be clever, a product of this en- lightened age, but she is not a, true daughter, and the mother's life is being repressed and nipped by the too constant burden. USE YOUR OWN TOWEL. There is no way in which the skin may be more quickly infected than by using a towel on which other persons wipe their hands and faces. Each person, even in a family, should have his or her own towel, and a mother who cares for the health and looks of her daughter should have the girl take her own towel to school. CARE OF LAMPS. The light of oil lamps is so much softer and less injurious for the eyes than flickering gas, or even electricity, that it really should be used instead of these in all nurseries and chil- dren's rooms, and the only drawback about lamps is that they require such careful tend- ing to keep them in a safe and bright condi- tion. But given a conscientious nurse or a mistress who undertakes their management herself, all will be well. One very necessary thing in lamps is that the oil reservoir be kept scrupulously clean inside. No oil is so pure that it does not leave a sediment, and if this t'ediment be allowed to aoctimulate the succeeding oil fails to burn brightly. Lamp reservoirs should be washed out once a week with hot water and pearl-ash, and be allowed to thoroughly drain ond dry before new oil be added. The burner should also be frequently cleaned—once a day, in fact—and every orifice should be thoroughly cleaned out. The wick should be wiped at the top with a piece of soft rag to remove the charred edges, and if it should be found to burn rather cloudily it moy be necessary to remove it next morning and soak it for an hour or two in vinegar and water. It should be quite dry before being again placed in the burner.




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