338 Church Review.
In a Japanese house, with no furniture, no carpets, no bric-a-brac, no
mirrors, picture-frames, or glasses to be cared for, no stoves or furnaces,
no widow to wash, a large part of the cooking done outside, and no
latest styles to be imitated in clothing, the amount of work to he done
by women is considerably diminished.--Girls and Women of Japan.
Russia has appointed three lady doctors to its army medical corps.
One of the most interesting features of Manila industrial life is the
wonderful skill of its lapidaries and gem-setters. These are the women
of the population, whose tastes and workmanship have far surpassed
the powers of the men.
To make a good, rich beverage use a heaping tablespoonful of coffee,
freshly ground to a fine powder, to every cupful of boiling water. Scald
the coffee pot and see that it is thoroughly heated. Put the coffee in
the pot and add at once the right proportions of boiling water; cover
the spout and let the water come quickly to the boiling point. Stir in
an egg shell, crushed and mixed with one tablespoonful of cold water.
Then let the coffee boil one minute. Place It where it will keep hot
but not boil for ten minutes, and then serve.
The care of the sick can scarcely reach its highest ideal save where
personal attachment supplements knowledge and skill. Therefore it
belongs to the life of every woman. There are few households, indeed,
where any girl can grow up without some opportunities for this exper-
ience Such opportunities may well be supplemented by lectures,
courses of reading, and well-planned demonstrations. If every woman
could (as she should) under ordinary circumstances undertake the care
of the sick in her own home this would but accentuate the value and
raise the status of the "born nurses," who, never happy save in the