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FOR WIVES AND DAUGHTERS. A WEEKLY BUDGET OF FASHION,. ROME MANAGEMENT, NEEIDLE WORK AND COOKERY.

NEW COLLARlS. Collars with starched' points and, stocks or ties will be the ones to be worn. Muffled up nicks will becomue ilY degrees more fashionable as the autumn adivances. The calyx collar is extremely ,ecomiillg to a young Jace, the pleated, pinked-out effect acting as a charmning frame. A high double collar will also he much worn. This'consists of two transparent frills, edge dwith baby velvet, which com plctely surround tho neck just below tle chin. Large detachable collar and cuffs of white pique, or duck, are most useful, as they can be constantly renewed. Very little alteration will be seen in the new blouses. TIlE SLEEVELESS COAT. The tiny sleeveltss coat is much been just now. This makes a capital Jinih to a blouse and skirt costume. To be smart, the coats should be very wide in the armholes. Indeed, they are very little more than high waist coats. Some are finished off at the waist with pipings, others have tiny I,;slues either pleated or else cut on the bias of the material. Sometimes the armholes are finished off with fur. There is no delinite fastening, a large ornalmen t keeping the bolero in position at the front. Black panne will be much used this season for waistbhelts, it is delightfully soft and pretty, and drapes to the figure well. A bolero of panno would be very effective. SCALLOPED SKIRTS. Scalloped skirt hems have not been so generally adopted as one ex pected. Most of the scalloped skirts have been made too long to produce a smart result. For these skirts with scalloped hent they should be both short and quite fully gathered. A NEW BAG. 1 onle f the newest model bags is mlade of black silk, with a transpar ent tip of tortoise shell. The lining is of the palest shade of ninon 'colored silk, a tiny mirror itlting into a side pocket. On the back of the mirror is a small pincushion, and pocket for holding bairpins. IIOUSEHOLD HINTS. A smlall piece of camphor ill the water in which cut flowers are put will nmake them last much longer. Shar, kniver save time, patience and give better results thain dull lones. Wifill iodine is spilt oil any cloth ing, simply soak the article in water tfor lwenty-four hours. If the wire mattress becomes rusty try rubbing it with paraffinc, then ldry thoroulghly and give botlh sides a "oat of black litluer. Rlaisins will sfone much more easily it they are placed in the oven until they are heated through. They can then be easily split and the stones re 'moved. TO LENGTHEN PIETICOATS.

To lengtlhen lpetticoaLs for children, a good way is to open the shoulder scanm and sew pieces of muslin to one edge. make buttonholes and button to the front. The petticoat can thus Ie dropped to the desired length and easily shortened for a shorter dress. When materials are too delicate to take starch use sugar in the rinsing water. Organdies, chiffons and all other delicate materials will regain their crispness if three tablespoons of sugar are added to the rining water. This is also the proper treatment for all veils. KEROSENE IN CLEANING. Don't mind the disagreeablo smell of kerosene, its odor is fleeting, but its effect is more lasting. It is a cleaner and disinfectant combined. Put on your rubber gloves and take a moderate amount of kerosene and start out on a rubbing campaign. , Make a start in the kitchen, where the greasy pipes of your gas stove are cleaned of the accumulation that has caked on theni. The Iron plates are freed from urst .afte ra few ap plications. The spaces round the em bossed work on the door are cleared and cleaned. Burnt aluminum pots land pans are soon made bright and ,clear.

Apply it to your sink, be it of en :inelled iron or porcelain, it cuts the grease, cleanses, and disinfects. I'o*. the sink drain it works lil In tho warzty W ather. pour down a little ev.ry few days. If there is any stagnant Water near the 1itase that cannot be got rid qt .?prinklo it with kerosgpa frpnl a Watteing pot every few days, and It will no longer breeo fbOsquitoes. Kerosene has a mission for every part of the bathroom. The bath tub is bnstoatly freed from the scum that

settles there when hard, water ii.used. The pipes, wooden and porcelain, woodwork and lead, tile or litoleitnt floors, may all be cleaned and diain fected with it. Moisten one end of a ceThcse cloth "duster with kerosene, roll up the duster tightly, and leave it overnight in a closed tin. In the morning there is a perfect dustles. duster ready for any general work and one that will clean and polish in one opera tion. 'Passed a, few times over stained wood or linoleum covered floors, it will instantly clean and sweeten the floor and give a: brilliant but non-slippery polish. Itub dingy furniture with it. Do not use it for dusting books, of course. If you have a dry, woolly aop, ''prinkleo kerosene on it and dust. Wipe your wringer rolls with kerdsene. If rust accumulates on castors while furniture is stored, kerosene will help to loosen them ready for the oil that should be applied to make them run smoothly. To loosen hard to-turn, rusted bolts and nuts, apply kerosene, and then at night if your feet are tired rub them with a wee drop of kerosene, and you will be delighted with the result. If your hair falls out, just a suspicion oin the finger tips rubbed into the roots once a month will often overcome the trouble. THE COrMP'LEXION IN SUMMEIl. The summer has an unkind way of showing up the blemishes on one's complexion. Freckles, or sun's kisses suit soIme people, an dpoil others. In wllrn weather one lmulst be very care ful about diet. Good and nourishing food must be taken. The highly strunlg, nervous woman requir'es ltmore nourishmlent than the placid individ ual, as the former makes greater de mands on her vitality and strength. Self-control, too, is a valuable asset in the very bot weatther. ,?olne skins have a tendency to becolne greasy and sting in warml weather, thlen uIse an astringent lotion and special powder. Wolloen who dwell in the city find it most necessary to use a face creaml to remnove Ininute particles of dust which clog the pores and eventually produce blackheads and otlhr blem ishes. Women whose skins have a tendency to become hairy must he very careful ifn their choice of a Crealtl, ls many creams increase the growth of hair.. Sun makes the hair grow, those wonmlnl wlho live in sunny climlates generally lhaive good leadlls of hair.

A simple homl0e-mnlate cream, but not for al heavy skin, is equal parts of mutton fat and olive oil, which call be scented with a little rose-water. For the hairy skin, equal parts of glycerine andll rosewater, or wildh hazel wvoull Ih as good a:s anything. A good disiufectant soap will somne times ward off ioCllqulitoes. Eati-'le Colonge allays tlhe irritation of warm weather spots, or a piaste of ca;rbonllatet of soda and water. Before exposinlg the face to a strong sun, it should be treated with one of the special sunburn and freckle lotions, and afterwards lightly diestcd

with powder. Solnl rub a good cream in and dust with powder. DELICIOUS I1L.ITBI LRECILPES. 1MOT POT.-Divide ;a rabbit into neat joints, and sprinkle with smixed spice and mixed hestbs, pepper and salt, and fry in dripping or ngar-gar ino until colored. Iteniove, and put into- the. fat two sliced sausages (skinned) or a couple of rashers of bacon, two liced onions, anid two Plirigs of palsley. Fry until brown. Put all the ingredients into a casser ole, and just cover the meat witli stock, or watlcr. Cover and" simmer slowly for two ,hours. If a table spoon of port or sherry is -:alded it ilUlproves the dish. Now strain off the gravy, thicken it with brown roux (I our and butter cooked until it forms a: bronish paste) and color with burnt sugar. Serve very hot in the clisserole. JE?LLIEI) RABBIIT (cold).-Placo in a French fireproof dish which has a cover two or three rashers of bacon, parsley, half a teaspoonful of mixed spice,. herbs, a pinch of nalt. sugar and pepper, and two slices of hard loiled eggc. and 'pieces of parboiled rabbit. Arrange in layers. Pour in a teacup of stock made from the rabbit bones, vegetatles, and seasoning, and cook quite gently for two hours, ifr using raw mneat, three hours. Let it become cold, and remove the fat. Take rather less than half-a-pint of water, and stir into It a teaspoonful of marmite (bought in jars) and dis solve in it four sheets of white leaf golatine. When it begins to set, pour it over the rabbit, and serve in the dish in which the meat is cooked. Long gentle cooking and season care fully. GELATINE OF tIA.BBIT.-Part boil, remove the meat, and use all the bones for stock. Put the meat three times through a mincer, add two-thirds of its weight of sausage meat. Season with salt and pepper, an da little finely chopped parsley. an dadd 3 oz. of breadcrumbs moist ened with stock and a beaten-up egg. Alix all well together, form into a roll, lie in a cloth, and steam for three hours. When cold brush over with nmlted glaze and serve garnished with parsley. TOMATO AND CANDIED GINGER JAM. Press ripe tomatoes through a sieve as quicki yas possible. Drain the pulp on a cloth tied to the legs of a reversed chair. o?ir each lb. of tomatooes iale-." IIb of sugar, and for every lb. of sugar allow 4 oz. of small dice of candied ginger, a tablespoon of lemon juice and a teacup of the liquid drained from the tomato, add ing water to make up require alnounLt When the sugar and tomato liquid have boiled gently for 15 minutes, add the tonlato pull), and 20 minutes later the ginger and lemon juice. Ioil un ill it sets lightly. AI little cochineal will improve the color.

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