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BLONDES PREDOMINATE.

THE HOUSEHOLD.

Ouida was quite right, it seems,-ia making blondes of her guardsmen. The most definite result yet obtained at Eton by Mr M. D. Hill's anthropometric op». rations on the boyß is, as he told his fellow science masters . recently, that among boys of Etonian standing, the'-fair-haired far outnumber the darkhaired. It is just as well,' however to point out that, though; if you have' been at Eton, the .probability /is, : th»t y you are fair-haired, it does not folloW that anybody who is fair-haired hat;™: sumably been at Eton.; •<Blonde".plcfcy ians arc-not at" all unknown, and-ft = will require extensive 'anthrfcpOmetrii | observations in tne elementary • schoblV before we can say that" the-Odds arenot on rouge as against noir "there air*: ■ Mr Hill added a very-curioUs point as'to" Scottish children, half a million of'whom* have been studied. The -boys'- tend 'Am- > dedly towards fair hair, -the girls' towards dark; whence it''is- argued -fhat the former represent" their fair Scandinavian piratical forefathers, "the latter their dark Pictish foreniotliers:' :"Fair hair, therefore, implies primarily'the;:piratical strain, which conies to aristocracy after all, if you'spell king." ,-.• :- ,- - :.v; ';■.'•

'ALL AROUNDIraE'HpUSE.V ■ t BY A NEW ZEALAND HOTIOTtfIFE BEET SALAD.Take six beets, uniform' inTsjjni,'•'boil until tender, remove skins. */ptrt T _sliee;ofl top Of beet, scoop out 'centre' with spoon. Chop fine' two staUfjs of .'ee)efy r small onion; remove centres, "mnf, toY mayonnaise'dressing, then fill "beet clips and serve on lettuce leaf.' _ If/derdrMsoroe of dressing can be put pn v tops ; 6T- , cups. ' -.V-Vy/: ■

TOMATOES AS A'IBLEACH; % •:■>'■■■ The ordinary tomato can "hie -ttaed v a cosmetic.' It is sliced tfmi-.andrtibv bed on the hands. The juice Is ;alloi|re4 to remain on the sign for twp/or'-tfiree-':-minutes afterward'/ being ■gashed.'of with a solution, of. borax/and.'. vrat«,; one teaspoonful to' a 'quart. ' iThispio- ' cess is "good for sunburned skin. • " •'- ™F[\<. CUCUMBER LOTION., , r . After cutting the cucumbers into ;dici pound them into, a paste, extracting the juice by straining through a .piece,of muslin. ..This may be applied to.ftlw skin twice a day. , RULES FOR COOKTNG.jtoTo ! Meat in soups should be.put pn..tSl five in cold soft water, the L .better;to. extract its juices; on the contrary, meat-: to be boiled for table, should be .-put :<JB, in hot water, as this causes the outer, surface of the meat to contract,, and-by, that means retains the.juices.,..: ;->■■< I.

TO BLACKEN TAN SHOES, p When' your brown boots get too much 1 soiled to clean use black stain, and polish- ; for blacking shoes. Apply stain polish. They will look like new'bls«. shoes. STRONG PASTE. By putting a teaspoon of sugar™?; . a quart of paste it will fasten labels.", securely to tin cans 33 to wood.. Housekeepers may save themselves noyance in the loss of labels fromtnei fruit cans when putting up their oi™ fruit by remembering this. .-'.;-_. COOKING ECONOMIES. \ y In these times of high prices must economise in order to have lux"""' when making a pie-crust mix to a stin-; ness the flour and salt, roll out enpuga, ,- for one crust, spread over same *£§&a spoonful of warmed lard, fold the ens*, as small as you can, flour, and- roll P« , again, and you will have a delicate f»*J crust with much less than half, the .uatUj amount of shortening. Proceed.:'.,, •*>*»' I each crust as you do with the A-aV-.. While eggs are high use one egg and .one teaspoonful of baking powder, to cient pumpkin for two pies. It wiuyJ* , the same as if you had used three egJ5&.:

SCOUR WITHOUT KEROSENE. SM

There may be others to whom keroseM. is disagreeable for cleaning purposes'on account of its oiliness and odour. yggSa is a good substitute for it inclean" l *, enamelled bathtubs and sinks : On'-|g S soapy, wet cloth put a teaspoonful of W.'.-. powdered borax and rub tub or !»»*«;, therewith. I like this better than W I other cleanser for enamelled ware' aaa | use it on cooking utensils as well,-.»*.----bathtub and sink. ./- QUINCE HONEY. Five pounds granulated sugar, one-hap-pint of water. Cook until sugar,.'»■/ thoroughly dissolved, then add six §■$§£» quinces and cook twenty minutes, or M;■ thick as honey. ■ s .'.

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BLONDES PREDOMINATE. THE HOUSEHOLD. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 65, 17 March 1909

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