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not to *end ntnntp* for pernoiinl replle*. Ml** Doon’* mnll I* too heavy to permit her to write private letter*. Letter* ^yltten on both *lde* of paper will not he considered. For advice In nfTalra of the heart oddren* Ml** Polly Poyn ter, who will have entire charge of that department In tlic future. To Remove Ink Spots from Linen Dress. Dear Miss Doon: Please let me know in your column* how to take Ink spots out of a linen dress. The color of the dresH is white, with lav ender stripes. Thanking you in advance. I am, A. 8. 8. Soak the stained parts in sour milk or buttermilk, and then wash them. If the spots do not yield to the first application, repeat the process. Tonic. My Dear Miss Doon: An old-fashioned toni<. containing cream of tartar, sulphur and molasses proved very beneficial to me a few years ago, and I should like to prepare some now. but I have mislaid the recipe. Can you help me out? K. 1. R. Perhaps this is the one you mean: One teaspoonful cream of tartar. 3 tea spoonfuls flowers of sulphur. 1 goblet of molasses. Stir well ami strain through a fine sieve. Take a tea spoon ful three times a day for three days, then omit three days Take for nine days. Two Cleaning Questions. Dear Miss Doon: Please Inform me of something to re move grease from a green dyed leather kin, also a good method for washing cluny dollies. Thanking you In advance, I remain, ANXIOUS. Try gasoline or ether on the leather skin. SoaJt 'the doilies overnight. In warm suds. In the morning squeeze and rinse them until clean, then dip the lace Ir solution of half teaspoon of gum arable in a pint of water slightly blued. Squeeze well and press, carefully pull ing all scallops into shape. A Question of Dress. My Dear Miss Doon: Will you kindly tell me in the Evening STAR what I should w-ear and how my hair should be arranged at a piano re cital? I am to be one of the player* and am 18 years old. Gratefully, H. F. E. A white lingerie or lawn dress, with a soft ribbon sash of some light color will be appropriate and can be used on several occasions. A soft light colored silk dress is also pretty. Above all things strive for simplicity us noth ing is so becoming to a young girl as a simple gown. Wear your hair in the fashion that is most becoming to you, and avoid stiffness in the arrangement. Fart it on the side or in the middle, roll it back softly to the nape of the neck. If th« part is not becoming ar range it in a low pompadour. Either lew dressing or two braids in coronet fashion is attractive and girlish A bandeau of ribbon to- match the dress may be worn as a finishing touch, f have found that the best results in dress are obtained when naturalness, not effect, is the goal sought. Dill Pickles. Dear Miss Doon: Will you kindly publish in your column a recipe for putting up dill pickles? HOUSEWIFE. To put up dill pickles, select smooth cucumbers of medium size; wash them thoroughly in cold water, and pack them In a cask, placing a layer of dill and vine leaves, then a layer of cu cumbers, and so on until the desired quantity has been obtained. Then tightly close the barrel, making a brine j of nine quarts of water to one of salt I and pouring enough through the bung hole to well cover the cucumbers. After two or three days drain the brine from the cucumbers, boil again and after it lias cooled pour it over the cucumbers. The bunghoie In the top of the barrel is left open until the cucumbers begin to ferment, after which it is closed with a stopper. To obtain a good result, tlie cucumbers should be kept well under the brine. When the barrel is open a stone should be placed on the pickles tc keep them down. New Way of Freezing Ice Cream. I My Dear Miss Doon: Would you kindly let me know through your helpful column the exact proportions of water and sulphuric acid to be used in freezing ice-cream and if you have to turn the tin containing the cieirn to be | frozen the same as you would in h regular [ freezer? T have tried It twice and could j not get it to freeze. Thanking you in ml vance and also for the maiiv helpful and useful recipes that I haveS»btainc<) from your column, I remain, your sincerely. H. TABOR. 1 advise you not to use the sulphuric acid, as it is a dangerous chemical, ex plosive under certain conditions. If I were in your place I should abide by the old-fashioned method of using ice and salt. 1 have never heard of the process for freezing ice cream to which you refer Waterproof Glue. Dear Miss Doon: Is it possible to prepare waterproof glue at home? If so. will you kindly tell ine how? A STAR READER. A good waterproof glue is made of three parts gum shellac and one part India rubber, melted separately. Mix the two and keep in a sealed bottle. Scarf Accessory o/ Dancing Toilette ^ ^ Nowadays a scarf Is regarded as one of the chief accessories of the danc ing toilette, and the up-to-date young woman would be as likely to forget her satin slippers as the three or four-yard length of embroidered gauze of lace designed to protect her from the vagrant draughts which blow through .even the best ventilated of ball rooms. | The scarf pictured is of white Brussels net deeply embroidered with a ; design in roses and inset with filet medallions across each end and finished with a deep fringe or knotted silk. + + J (iRAPE CONVERSE. * X if ♦+,ff4‘,f+++‘!'+lH'+f++++‘H“?'4‘++^ A delicious way to make grape con verse is to take a basket of grapes, one and one-half pints of sugar, one and one-half pounds ot’ seeded raisins and a half a pound of walnut meat?. Pulp is removed from the grapes; I oil five minutes and then put through colander to remove seeds, and boil again. Add the raisins, sugar and nut j meats, chopped line, and boil about thirty minutes, until thick. It ina'. s a tasty sweet to serve with meats '-r j with plain blanc mange, *• +^<f44+++4,4"l'TTTTTTTtT'H,tj | THE ENVELOPE BAG. | + * H+++++++4'++W++++++++++*W The enormous bag of silken brocade, into which the envelope-introduced early in the season—has speedily de veloped. is wrapped in a Persian veil, through which the rich hues of the silken bag are seen, their richness en hanced by the soft veiling. The Per sian note is also distinguishable in scarfs and tunics—indeed, the more | Persian veiling a woman introduces into her toilette the more costly and modish will it seem, and the more it will be admired in consequence. CHILD'RE JV’S CO'RJVE'R ^ M-M-4-M-+++++++++F+++++4+++ | PRIZE-WIPERS. i V* ] Many children wore smart enough to ] find the hidden paddles In the canoe puzzle published last Saturday. The following sent in the neatest correct answers and were awarded prizes MABEL. HORM, aged 12, 50 William street, Newark (book!; IRENE WILL IAMS, aged 14, 104 Hoyt street, Kearny (penknife); HARRY THOMAS, aged 10, 789 Clinton avenue, Newark (box of paints); FREDDIE WOLF, aged 8, 162 Camden st-ect, Newark (penknife). | ROLL OF HONOR. i The following bright children answered one or more of Unde Jacks puzzles cut rectly tills week and tlicir names are placed on the honor roll; (.race Yeager, aged 12, 18 Prospect street, East Orange. Leo Herschdueier. aged 10, 98 Hamburg place; Wm. W alker, aged 10, lib Chadwick avenue; Kenneth F isber, aged 13. 728 South Fifteenth street, Marguerite Butler, aged 12. 281 Fittu street; Jersey City, Harry Colhit, aged 12, 4 alley and First streets, South Oraugu; W ilma Maxfleld. aged 9. 307 Danforta avenue, Jersey City; Anna Eckel, aged 11. 148 bouta Orange avenue; James Henden. aged 11, 82 Sandtord avenue. Irvington; Florence Ros enberg aged 9, 219 South Seventh slreei. Morris Jaeobwltz, aged 12, 474 Springfield ] avenue, William Adams, aged 7, 13 High street, Agnes Moore, aged 10. 138 Union j street; Harry Swlthenby. aged 9, 34 lap pan etreet. Kearny; Anna McCormick, aged 13, 14 LleweHyn avenue. West Or ange; T. Prieth, aged 10, Avon-by-the-8ea. I N. J.; Edith Edwards, aged 13, 95 Smith Twelfth street; Lillian Berthold, aged 14, 106 South Twelfth street; Ada Conklin, aged 9, 783 Bergen street; Beryl Vlvi. n, a gel 12. Kenvil. N. J., Alvlra Spies, aged 6, 10 Cummings street. Irvington. Charles Stanton, aged 13. Newton avenue Suasex N J ‘ Elizabeth Donovan, aged 6. 13b rlan*1 street; Carrie Bogart, aged 11, 41 Day etreet, Orange; Anna Schuern, aged 11. 621 Ijewts street, Union Hill, N. J.; Flora A. Oash aged 12(6. 36 Monmouth atreel. Catherine Dee, aged 11, 1 Rahway avenue, Woodbrldge; Harry Grander, aged 6. Roselle, N. J.; John P. Fisher, aged 14, be. ^ enty-ftrst street and York road. Oake Lone, Philadelphia; Charles Finn, aged 10. 335 Bergen street; Harry J. Hannex, aged 10, 502 Franklin avenue, Nutley; Elizabeth Williams, aged 14. 82 Ridgewood avenue. Hilda Johnson, agd 9. 52 Ahhottsford ave nue; Louis Metzger, aged 12. 237 Bank street; Ethel Flelschfarb. aged 9, 469_ Ber gen street, Elsie Donovan, aged ., Vb Plane street; Helen Williams aged 12. -49 Ninth avenue: Rebcera Flnkelatetn. aged 254 Valley road. West Orange; W til lam Walsh, aged 14, 38 West Twenty-third street. Bayonne; Charles Cleary, aged U. 11 River Drive avenue, Trenton: Marie Kel Ier, aged 11. 183 Belmont avenue; Glaovs Klillngbeek. aged 9, 62 William street. Or- i ange; George Spatz, aged 12, 8 Woodland , avenue, Nutley; Margaret Heffernan. aged 14 210 Cross street, Harrison; Gussie ’ Klein, aged 13, 220 Priuee street: Claire O’Mars, aged 7, 41 Montague place, Mont ! clalr; Marv Mahon, aged 10, 138 Washing ton avenue. Elizabeth; Flank Foreella. aged 12 150 Belmont avenue, Silver Luke. ! N' J ’ Eva F'clgenbaum. aged 12, 3S'1 ; Springfield avenue; William Berger, aged 8 167 Liberty street. Bloomfield; Leon Blackwell, aged 10. 19 Beach street; Emma i Boos aged 13, Bergen street; George Gil I man aged 9. 59 Stratford place; Evn Tanz- i man’ aged 13. 41 Prince street; Charles Jaffer. agd 11, 542 West 112th street. New I York Marie Vanoueke, aged 12. 296 South i Jefferson street, Orange; V. Stack aged 10. ; Washington place, Passaic. Stephen Gay- | nor aged 5, 124 Hickory street. Orange; LaiTV sturche, aged 11. 792 Hunterdon street; Louisa Rledinger, aged 12 38. Clin-1 ton avenue; Rose Goetz, aged 14, 84 Mag ass, salt j^wsMKatt«a! S, 739 South Fourteenth street; Marjo-te Gross, aged 7. 55 South Fourteenth street; Raymond Cook, aged 13. 57S Broad street; George Schieder. aged 1-. '-9 Hawkins street; Martin Scliwerkardt. aged 9, >35 South Thirteenth street; rneodore Johns'-u. aged 9. 38 Maple avenue, Moutelai Id ward Fgan, aged 8. 85o Bergen stie-t: Mahle Morin, aged 12. 30 William street; Irene Williams, aged 14. 104 Hoyt street. Kearny; Harry Thomas. 787 Clinton ave nue. Freddie Wolf, aged 8. 162 Camdri street; George Spaeth, nged 8. 847 Bergen street; Marjorie Berger, aged 12. 51 Fni‘ view avenue; Clara Nothying. aged 7. 2# Belleville avenue; Stanley ftoule, aged I. 30 Green street; Sadie Sehnaek. aged 1. 586 Bloomfield avenue. Montclair Motrin Maurer, aged 13. 281 Falrinotint avenue; ' Sara Bant a. aged 14. 514 Fast Twenty* sixth street. Paterson. Robert Conklin j aged 6. 783 Emergen street: Alice Kelly j aged 11. 244 Sip avenue. Jersey City: Elai* ] Such, aged 12, 741 Hunterdon street j Norma Kars. aged 13. 54 Park avenue , Irvington; Jennie Slslak, aged 11, 611 War ' ren street. Harrison: Minnie T^anza. hge- ; 10, 270 Orange street; Jean Dougherty | aged 14. 247 Clerk street. Jersey City ; Becky Rickels, aged 10. 167 Broome street Meyer Brineherg, aged 10. 2-'0 Charlton street: Ruth MeClosky. aged 8. 63 Milling-! ton avenue: Philip Henechovitz, aged 9, 45 Quitman street; Durward Sloekbar, aged 7, 81 North Ninth street: Maud Butterfield, aged 12, 328 Highland avenue. Arlington Jame* Donovan, aged 9. 186 Plane street. Nelson Heale. aged 10, 13 Bremen 'street . Helen Mattins, aged *. 121 Minns avenue; Elsa Francs!!, aged 11. 28- Beeeli street, Arlington; Josepine Bichols, aged o. Rose land, N. J.; Harold Kelly, aged in. Glen ildge- street: Henry Kalh, aged 11, 260 Springfield nvenue; Andrew Tulte. aped 7. 150 Gar side street: John Gough, aged 8, 17 Fifth street: Henry Mezger, aged !». 30 Grace street. Irvington: lie! n Leworthy. aged 12. 3 Rowland street; Elizabeth Dnn<> van, aged 6. 13« Plane street; Ernest , Riley, siped 9. 7*23 South Eishteonth street: Blend.i Garlson. aged 13. 680 North Third: street; Florence Reynolds, aged 13, 6*1 Forty-first street. Irvington; Ethel L. Lever, aged 7. P0 Magnolia street; Vincent Dolny. aged 12. Elm street. Stirling, N. J Clare FJ Houmnan. aged 8. 700 South Fourteenth street; Lilli m Gehiker, aged 13, 40 Badger avenue; Mildred Doyle, aped 7, 76 Rank street. Minnie l.inekel*, aged 9. 34 WellauU avenue, Irvington; Elmer . i Giuckels, aged 11. 34 Welland avenue. Irv ington; Patrick Murphy, aged 13. 443 Ab botsford avenue; Albert Brunner, aged in. 150 chancellor avenue; Hose Van Sickle, aged 11. 25 l-'arand street. Bloomfield; Ksmonde Muriay. aged lh'4 South Or ange avenue; William Stoerer, aged 13, Orange street. Bloomfield; Grace Maud Patlc.N. aged 14. 20 tC.rd Park street; Helen P. Weden, aged 10, 07 Myrtle *t oet. BUo.n fleld; \ allle George, aged U, 22 Wilson place, Irvington. George Ashen, aged 13. Wilson place. Irvington; .lames Plan «ge. <ged 12, 10 Washington street, Harrison: Henry Mendel, aged 13. 79 Hunterdon street; Abe Oilman, aged 5. 59 Stratiord place; James Hedden, aged 11, <52 Sand ford nvenue. Irvington; Gillian Chambers, aged 10. 1402 Palisade avenue. Jersey City; Millus Brooks, aged 10. 75 Speedway ave nue: Anna Hartman, aged 14. 22 Durand place. Irvington: Geneve Huston, aged 9. 34 Johnston avr.nue# Kearny reati&ofmym. •«< >:«• •:«• •:♦> mv&Krj Kt SjS ;.J | a 4on| (iiiKnpr to llni'lf Jni'k’n |>iu/.le for September 9 In; MI OB . | ^ Kami.'k®. ^ Street.<Hy. W * Iff n prlr,°-*rlnner I uould prefer to hove . $ «,«• •»> •:*> -a* wjmcsk. 1 UNCLE JACK’S PUZZLES—NO. 1106 —--„ . —-- piii i nr*fc I 7 THF. PROBLEM OF THF. MAGIC MIRROR. THIS young lady was anxious to know what her future occupation would be. so. hearing of an "Id wizard who lived in a cavp on Iej mountainside, she went to him and asked him to read the future for her. He pointed to his magic mirror, and a picture appeared thereon that would answer her question. Can you read what the magic mirror said and what profession the young lady would adopt? It you guess the* answer fill out the coupon below and send it to Uncle Jack, the STAR. Newark. N. J The two girls and the two boys who send in the neatest correct ; nswers to this puzzle ran have their choice of a baseball, a box of paints, a goo:* book, a penknife nr any one of several very fascinating games If the name Is not written plainly the answer will be rejected Uncle Jack will publish the pictuiv .f any prize winner who cares to send him a photograph. Tintype pictures cannot be used. The prize-v-inners will please write to Uncle Jack, telling him how they like their awards. Only children under 15 years of age are eligible to compete Be sure to place a two-eent stamp on the envelope, to avoid delay at the postoffice. The names of the prize-winners will ie announced in the STAR on Saturday, September 15. TIMELY HINTS FOR SHOPPERS Lissner's assortment of serge, broad cloth, Panama, tricot, taffeta, pongee and messallne dresses offers a wide choice in color and style. These dresses, which are valued as high us $12.95. are selling for $5. Long coats of black English cloths, with sailor or notched collars, are sell ing for $5.98 at Bedell's. The regular $4 98 fauey calf flap rurses. In gray lavender, tan and green, with iarge flag monogram tn Homan gold, are reduced to $2.95 at L. S Plaut & Co.'s. R. Walsh & Co.'s Saturday candy spe cials Include after-dinner mints for 15 cents a pound. The $65 mink marmot coats, 62 inches long, lined with Skinner’s satin, are selling for $47.60 at the Canadian Fur Company's. Persian messallne In twenty new color combinations are reduced front 75 to 49 cents a yard at Hahne & Co.'s anniversary sale. At Ludwig Baumann & Co.'s the $4 all-steel springs are selling for $2.90. Medium weight tailored coats are selling for $5.90 and $7.90 at Oppenhelm, Collins & C’o.s’. At Mullln's white enamel beds are reduced from $11 to $7.85. At Bamberger's lingerie dresses in white and colors are reduced from $6 and $7.50 to $2.98. The David Straus Co.'s school spe cials include boys’ hats and caps at 25 to 49 cents. f++++++++++++++++-4^-+++++-*-fc | FICHU FASTENINGS. | HtfH444tttt+tt+t+W4+HI The reign of the flehu Is by no means at an end. The softness of folds over the shoulder is too important in the general appearance of a dress to be given up. So with the grace and beauty I that Marie Antoinette rejoiced in the | woman of today crosses her flehu and ; fastens it. Just how this lovely acces | sory is fastened at the front is the question which Parisian modistes have answered. in some gowns the soft chiffon Is gathered under antique buckles. Sil 1 ver. gold or other metal, studded with | jewels, is the design used. Th" effect j is rich and colorful. A cabochon of roses is another fastening. Over white net or lace the ; colored blossoms give a touch of con trasting color that Is charming, j Then there is the braid or rope or i nament, twisted into a disk or oval form and repeated, perhaps, in orna ments to hold skirt drapery. Rosettes of silk or lace, pleated or frilled around jeweled disks, are other effective decorations that fasten as well as ornament the flehu. Do not neglect the fastening of tho lace or muslin folds. This affords an excellent point at which a decorative | effect can be obtained. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ | FRESHENING FRILLS. | +++♦++♦+♦+++++♦++++++++++11 Do you wear one of those large frilled muslin jabots with a coat and skirt that look so smart and fresh There is always trouble about them, because Lhey so soon grow soiled, and the laun dress tears them all to rags when j washed. A friend, who dresses very smartly nit a small allowance, told me how she manages. Get five cents' worth of ' powdered magnesia and keeps it in i.ne of those little pepper sifters with | holes at the, top. "Whenever you take off one of the i frills, pepper it all over with magnesia ! and lay It. in a box which is reserved j for frills only. Before putting it on again, brush it with a tiny soft brush Then the mag i nesia comes away and brings all the dust aud smuts with it. You can wear a frill a dozen times and it looks quite fresh to the end. d;++++++++++++++++++++++++^; i ? NEW SILKS. + I f + There are lovely Batins. Double-faced satins delight. There’s black with a colored reverse. There are the "fetchingest” change ! able taffetas. Even more of a novelty is a clever moire taffeta. Dhangtable bengalines are among the new, interesting items. The new bengalines show cords which arc either round or flat. Some of these new ribbed silks have tjuite the appearance of uncut velvet A handsome evening dress brocade Is of gold metal Issue with a lovely design I in cream velvet. I ' +++++++++++++++++++++++++4 ? + ? PURPOSE OF EDUCATION. $ Education commences at the moth er's knee, and every word spoken ! within the hearing of little children lends towards the formation of char 1 voter." "Histories make men wise; poets i witty; the mathematics subtle; nat I ural philosophy deep; morals grave; I iogie and rhetoric, able to command." I "The true purpose of education is to ! I perish and unfold the seed of ini I mortality already sown within us; to I develop to their fullest extent the ca | paclties of every kind with which tho j i od who made us has endowed us." i "But It was In making education not . nly common to all but in some sense compulsory on all, that the destiny of the free republic of America was practically settled." "Finally, education alone can con duct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quulity und inlinite ill I quantity." _ 1 H+++++++-l4+++++’H+++4'++++++++++++++++++t++H+t++++H | Lace Gains in Favor +*+++++++++++++++^++++++++++++++++++^+++++++++++4.4.4^.^' WITH the turn of fashion s wheel there has eome to us a decider! prom inence of lace in the realm of dress. Old lace shawls, scarfs, bands and motifs can be brought out from your "treasure boxes" and used to great advantage in the fall and winter styles Particularly Is this true for evening dresses for both old and young Zim merman and Fairyland—two leading hous. • in Paris—are using lace exten sively on young girls' dresses. Flounces and ruffles of lace are used on "par ty" frocks: fichus are edged with the lace, and sleeves are made of over lapped flo >nces or frills of lace. On gowns for adults the vogue of lace is remarkably strong The favor ite fichu Is edged with narrow ruffles, and Is frepuently fastened under a rosette of pleated lace. Sashes and panels of heavy lace hang over skirts. Sometimes lace is edged with velvet to give a firmness of line and fl*. It is well to combine these contrasting fabrics If you can. Ruffles In groups of three and five are used on the lower half of skirts. These bring back to us the styles of 18«n. hlch a. j being revived. The use of motifs on blouses, on lingerie on gowns of all types Is exceed ingly noticeable. In fact, no piece of lace Is too small, too irregular In shape or too old. It can be incorporated in a garment and can shine out tn this season of lace. Let no pieces suffer from disuse. ^ FASHION TALKS may manton ^ 7089—Fancy Blouse. 34 to 44 bust. 7018—Five-gored Skirt, 22 to 34 waist. A FASHIONABLE GOWN WITH TRIMMING OF TAFFETA. Gowns such as this one will be much worn on the street during the mild weather, as well as within doors; con sequently the model is an exceptionally useful one. In this case it is made of striped silk and wool material, trimmed with taffeta and combined with all-over lace. The effect is an exceedingly smart one and the combination of ma terials illustrates what is latest and beet in the world of dress. The sash bowed at the left side in this manner is one of the latest fancies. Alto gether the costume is eminently chic. The blouse is one of the prettiest of the peasant sort. It is made with a centre front portion that can be treat ed after the manner illustrated or made of two materials below the chemisette of lace. The fancy collar is an attractive feature and the fact that the closing is made at the left of the front Is a practical one. The skirt is flve-gored with a slightly circular flounce, and in this case both the flounce and the front gore axe made of the trimming material, but such treat ment is by no means necessary, for the skirt is a simple one and can be made of one material throughout, or with the flounce only in contrasting material. It can be cut either with a high or natu ral waist line. For the medium size the blouse Will require 2V4 yards of material 27, 1H yards 36 or 44 Inches wide, with ai yard of taffeta and 7* yard of all-over lace; for the skirt will be needed 4*4 yaxds 27, 3H yards 36, or 2ai yards 44 inches wide, with 3 yards of silk '31 inches wide for the flounce and 4 yards of ribbon for the sash to trim as illus trated. A May Manton pattern of the blouse. No. 7089, in sizes from 34 to 44 bust, or of the skirt, No. 7018, in sizes from 32 to 34 waist measure, will he mailed to any address by the fashion department of this paper on receipt of ten cents for each. .. t..i..i..i..i.a.a.a.a..La.a,a.,*-.1,^,4-4,4,a. ....................- J | Household Hints f ij.4-l.*4.*++4.+4~M-*+*++*+++++++++++++++++++++++++++4'++++'4 Keep your sleeves up with R pair of bicycle clips whpn washing dishes or doing other work. The best way to take the tarnish off silverware is to let it stand in sour milk for a short time. It is just as clean as if an hour or two had been spent on scouring it. Cut cotton batting in small squares and bake in a hot oven twenty or thirty minutes. This makes each lit tle square fluff up light and feathery, and sofa pillows filled in this way are lignt as down. When granlteware becomes crusty and burned clean it by rubbing with sandpaper, after which rub with a j scouring powder. The result will be a ' new article w ithout injury to the ware. Gilt frames and moldings that have j become discolored by gas or smoke are easily restored. Wipe off loose dirt, then go over them with the beaten white of an egg to which one teaspoon ful of baking-soda has been added. Apply carefully with a brush or soft cloth. To keep fruit and some vegetables perfectly fresh for a week or more, without canning, look over and pick out only sound ones. Do not wash, hull or otherwise prepare, but fill fruit jaxs. screw' covers on tightly and place in ice-chest They will keep perfectly. Cbc Benighted Swallow WHAT fate brought us together, little fellow Say your God-gifted pinions—did they u In struggle to achieve your high ambit Or did your courage fail upon the way? Your circling flight about this friendly ship Bespeaks a strong desire for perch secure. Whereon to pass the dark, uncertain night. Feeling humane—could you but understand— There’s not a fellow passenger on board Whose sympathy does not approach his heart. Wishing you would fly into his hand. But guarded nature will not let you do; Your self-reliant wings proudly rebel, So full are they as yet of airy flight. FONDLED in the palm of Nature’s hand, Breasting the billow and reveling in the fitia, And diving through the air is your ambition. But now your high-born nature is subdued, Begging the refuge of man’s friendly ark. But not the refuge of the human hand. “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. Is true as when the mighty Bard of Avon Breathed it forth upon a toiling world— Of passing pilgrims. Rest with us. Unlace your weary pinions and be fed; Your fears avaunt; there’s none will harm you Our hearts are yours and our good wishes, tu, THEN when the Sun the darkling sky besets. Follow Heaven’s decree, perpetual wanderer And may you reach the flight of your ambitim The wee bird slept on ledge of cabin dome; And while the Sun flung rainbows in the spray Upon the wondrous Gulf of Mexico, He braced his wings and bade us all adieu. —ALEX. R. FORDYCB, BOIL YOUR SILVER. Put on a big saucepan of water, with a bit of soap anil a handful of borax, and boll the silver, and then polish It while It Is still hot. It looks like new, and hus a shine on It that lasts for sev eral days without any more rubbing Now I always boil my silver once a month, and take care to rub It while It is hot. You know how, if you can't get a shine on a boot, and you warm it near the fire, it will polish quite eaaily I am quite sure the same principle ap plies to silver, plate brass and. Indeed, anything that should have a gllttertng surface.