The most correct engagement
ring is said to be not diamond, but a
ruby. The ruby is supposed to be of all stones the
most lucky. Many of the old betrothal rings were set with rubies; these stones were the
acknowledged love token of long ago. It is said the three rings which the Queen prizes the
most highly are: her wedding ring; then small enamel ring, with a tiny diamond, which the
Prince consort gave her at the age of 16, and an enamel serpent ring.
WEDDING CAKE BAGS
A late and pretty fancy is the
making of satin bags in which to send wedding cake to absent friends. Make them in pink or
blue, draw them together with a narrow ribbon like all fashioned work bag.
Decorate with monogram or
initials of the bride and the groom. The cake should be wrapped in the kind of paper which
confectioners use to wrap fresh candies.
A HAPPY MARRIAGE
Respect for each other is as
necessary to a happy marriage as that the husband and wife should have an affection for one another. Social, equality, intellectual
sympathy, and sufficient means are very important matters to be considered by those who
Man requires a woman who can
make his home a place of rest for him, and a woman requires a man of domestic tastes.
While a woman who seeks to find happiness in married life will never consent to be
wedded to an idler or a pleasure-seeker, so a man of intelligence and good sense.
Neither beauty, physical characteristics
nor other external qualifications will compensate for the absence of intellectual thought
and clear and quick comprehensions.
THE OUTDOOR GIRL
WALKING FOR HEALTH
Exercise is one of the chief beautifiers
as it is one of the chief aids to health. A young girl should walk at least two miles every day.
Sauntering and dawdling along
the streets is not walking, nor is it exercise. In a town or neighbourhood where there are
number of young people they can form a walking society, and in this way add to their
health and beauty, while enjoying each other's society. One may be upon ones' feet all day and feel very tired, but that is
not exercise; and nothing is, save and except the sharp brisk walk which sends the blood
coursing through the body, and brings a bloom to the cheeks.
IN PRAISE OF BUSH WOMAN
There is an unspeakable charm about many
of the bush types of woman, the clear-eyed, fresh-coloured, deep chested, mentally and
physically robust women, who are everywhere in country life of Australia qualifying to be
the mothers of the hardiest and finest Australian types of the future. I have seen the
languid belles and matrons of Melbourne and Sydney, enfeebled by idleness and ennui with
hardly enough energy to walk to the carriage on theatre or or ball nights, and I have seen
western women of all ages ride or drive from twenty to three hundred miles to attend a
ball, concert, or race meeting, and ride home again as if it were a feat of no
LADIES on HORSEBACK
Riding on horseback is as useful as well
as graceful means of exercise too much neglected by young ladies. A cantor for few miles
is an admirable promoter of female beauty and health.
want to be a successful hostess? Of course you do. It's very easy if you remember a few
rules of the game and plan carefully. Don't try to have a good time yourself. Remember
this time is your turn to give, not get. Keep out of corners, especially with the boy all
the girls are crazy over. In your own home or at your own affair never over-dress and
out-shine any guest. Plan your food carefully, and have everything ready for serving on
time. Last and most important - Try and forget
you are at the party at all. just make up your mind that you are going to give a good time
to everybody at the party, and make them feel he real 'pep' of your welcome.
interpretation of the art of dining well has come into vogue during the past five years,
and the innovation embodied have influenced corresponding modifications of table
appointments. The long, tiresome dinners of a few years since have replaced by somewhat
less pretentious if not less elegant and appetising repast, the simplest menus are
considered in the best taste, and simplicity likewise prevails in the arrangement of the
table service and the ornamentation of the board at which hospitality is dispensed.
Make a cup of coffee
very strong and clear. About
a quarter of a pound of coffee to the cup.
Put into the jug with 2 egg yolks and a
ounce of sugar, then stand the jug in a saucepan of boiling water, and stir till thick;
whip a pint of cream till quite stiff; add the coffee to it when cold, by degrees. It
should be smooth and thick, and serve cold in teacups with saucers.
THE APPLE OF
youth of today apparently thinks the world has been created for his benefit alone, and his
egotism is, unfortunately, his crowning fault.
this however, is the fault of parents who regarded their children as little gods, and made
themselves the slaves of those children, so that the children have grown to adult age in
the belief that everyone should give way to them, just as their parents have done.
Veracity is not always a strong point with
grown up, yet they are apt to insist on a ridiculous standard in their children,
forgetting that difficulty in expressing themselves and a fertile imagination lead
children to say things that according to their
lights are true, though to our blinded vision they may seem otherwise. Without going into
subtleties of the subject, we can find out certain directions in which we may make
children truthful; and the first point is always to believe them. We must take for granted
that children will wish to speak only the truth, and when statements are made which are
wide of the mark, it is best to show surprise.
girl holds a door open for her mother to pass first; when she withdraws her attention from
book or work to acknowledge by smile that lady's entrance into a room, instead of ignoring
it, or lays aside her occupation until assured that she is not wanted: when she is
observant of her mother's comfort and quick to volunteer little services, we know that it
is inspired by love, respect and consideration for her mother that constitute her
duty.Etiquette is its
graceful expression, and the sense of duty must have little vigour that gives no
evidence and does not seek expression.