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"D. Diercks," Mannum.-We regret that we are unable to find space for the detailed! discussion of such questions. t ' .

"Anxious."-She should go to the nearest court, at which the clerk would give her, che information she requires.

"A. Turner," Hindmarsh.-Not yet; but an advertisement announcing the results is expected to appear in a few days.

"Special Inspector" urges the necessity o£ repairing the footpath in Wakefield-street, alongside the Government Offices. '

"Constant Reader," Soutuwark.--An en- quiry addressed to a Mdbourne paper would no doubt elicit the particulars you


''Constant Reader."--Express your thanks

by word of month, or it the giver is at a " distance write a note conveying your grati-'


"A Tipperary Woman," Norwood, pro teats against the effect which the Federal tariff is having in increasing the cose of living. She asserts that «the prices of com- mon -necessaries are mow so high that poor people are in danger of starvanc.

"C. W. Hughes," Buckland Park, Two Wells, suggests the protection of warships from submarine torpedo-boats by means of electric wires around the former below water-mark, with, signalling apparatu? on: the bridge. He also advocates the employ-« ment of electric telescopic search-lights.

"Hymen," Marryatville.-The honey nioon is the month after marriage, or so much, of it as is spent away trom home. It is so called from the practice of the ancient Teutons or drinking honey wine for thirty days after marriage.

"Ben Jamin" «writes in favor of Senator Dohson's 'Bill liberalising the law as to di-

vorce. He urges that the "good, learned, - and honorahle men" who gio on the Su- preme «Court bench will take care that free- dom from the marriage tie is mot given to mau or woman for «trivial or insufficieni; causes, and expresses regret «that the Angli- can clergy are attempting to work up op- position to the measure.

"H. M. Addison" expresses the opinion'' that "the marriage laws of a civilised com- munity should afford every facility for di- vorce. Divorce laws, he adds, "are. to the unhappily married as Irfeboats and life» buoys are to the poor wrecked sadors be ing bruised and buffeted to death by stormy; seas, no matter whether they have been brought into Üiat condition by their own' carelessness, or the ignorance of their capí tain, or by the visitation of Providence."

"Bachelor," Pulteney-street.-At wedding: breakfast speeches have gone out of favor, though usually the officiating minister or the "best mian" proposes the health of the

bride and bridegroom. The bride and) . bridegroom drive home together, the others following. The fatner, or whoever gives away the bride, usually sits between the newly-married pair, though there seems to

be,no distinct rule.

'."Hummocks," Hummock Hill.-In 1803

Lieatenan't-Colonel David ColHns was sent - from England with a small armed force and a party of convicts to foran a settlement on the shores of Port Phillip (Victoria), This expedition, consisting in all of 402 souls, comprised 15 Government officials, 9 officere of marines, 2 drummers, and 39 pri- vates, 5 soldiers' wives, and a child, 307 convicts, 17 convicts' wives, and 7\ convicts' children. Lieutenant-Colonel Collins did not consider Port Phillip suitable for a set- tlement, and the convicts were transferred to Hobart. J

"Playgoer" writes:-"On Friday la3t I had the good fortune io witness the fine play of "Man and his Makers' at the Theatre Royal, so capitally rendered by, Mr. Wilson Barrett and his talented com pany. The play, in my opinion, is cal- culated to do an immense amount of good' in the uplifting of suffering humanity. I regret it was taken off so early brit sin- cerely «trust the management will put it on again for a few nights before the season terminâtes. I am sure they will not re- gret doing so. In my opinion it is tine of the finest prays ever produced on the Aus- tralian stage." > .>

'"Tintinarra."-The label is not neces- sarily an indication of the genuinenesá of the instrument. Exact copies of the labels used by Stradivari, and having the appear-' ance ol.age, are now printed and placed in violins made at the present rime by the manufacturers of spurious articles. The varnish of a violin is the chief guide of the expert in determining the genuineness of

otherwise of violins piirportiig to have! . been made early in the eighteenth century« The label is not a guide.

"In the Dark," North Adelaide.-No ono seems able to* give any clear and satisfac- tory explanation of the phrase "co move the previous question." May, in his "Par- liamentary Practice," says:-"It is an ia* genious method of avoiding a vote uponi any question that has been proposed, but the technical phrase does little to elucidate its operation. When there is no debate, or? after a debate is closed, the Speaker ordi« narily puts the question as a matter of

course .... but by a motion for the ~ previous question 'this act may be inter-*

cepted and forbidden. . . . Those who « wish co avoid «the putting of the main ques« tion vote against the previous (or latter} question), and if it be resolved in the nega-t trve the Speaker is prevented from putting

the main question, as the House «has re-> ^ fused to allow it co be put. It may, how-*,

ever, be brought forward again another " ,


'"Progress" writes:-"There are" mimy, . people in «this State who are sound in the, principles of the fiscal policy which has placed America in a leading position among die nations of die world, but it is a great pity that they do not realise the responsi- bilities which really rest on -their shoulders to disseminate the knowledge of the faith chat is in drem. It behoves true Protec- tionists to band themselves togecher.aiHl ha ready to fight for the cause whenever occa- sion Tcquires. That there will be many op- portunities almost goes without saying, for there is no doubt the fiscal policy of Australia will be a Very live questioa for many years to come, and the. more one studies «the su'bject the more he must be convinced that under a judicious policy of protection Australia will make great strides 'forward, while with art open door progress will he slow. What is the Protectionist As- sociation doing? .Protectionists, . rally np, and note'that you have organised partie» against you."

'«^r&acriber," Clare.-Although the patent freezer saves trouble, it is possible to -freeze very nice cream without its use by placing the crear* or mixture to be frozen in a tin pail with a close fitting cover, setting Hie pail in a wooden bucke:,. or small tub. and then packing the space about the pail tightly with salt and broken ice, using aliont one-third as much satt as ice. Allow the w-liole to stand for a few minutes, then wipe the bel carefully to remove any salt that may adhere

to it; lift off the lid. and with a long-handled ' wooden spoon or a knife remove tlie frozen crjurn from the sides of tire pail, arid stir and beat ii thoroughly until the whole J«r smejotu; then replace the lid, let the cream stand undisturbed for half, an-hour; repeat the stirnnsr ami beating, and re- place the lui as before. This process may be re- peated as often as necessary, and, of course, the more the cream is stirretl and beaten the floer will bo it» grain. When the cream is sofnerently firm the water may bo turned off from the tub, more ice and .tilt added, and tile whole covered with a

blanket, and left till needed. The juice of straw- ' berries or raspberries give« a beautiful color and flavor to icecreams, tit about half an ounce of caertee or extract to a gallon, or to suit the taste* We do not know the method of manufacture prao tlsed bjf the gtrect yendor«» .