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A little alum in jour paperhanger's paste means death to vermin. ;Vj If ribbons need-renewing, wash them in cool soapsuds, cover with a clean cloth, and iron when damp. A .soft woollen cloth will polish the stove much better than a, brush, and will not cause a tithe of the dirt to fly around. Paint on the windows can be removed by melting some soda in very hot water and washing them with it, using a soft flannel, If paint has been accidentally spattered on glass it may be removed by being wet with water, and then rubbed over with a new silver coin, A small box filled with lime and placed on a shelf in the pantry or closet will absorb dampness and keep the air in the closet dry and sweet. For a cold on the chest, a flannel rag wrung out in boiling water, and sprinkled with turpentine, laid'on the ghost, gives the greatest relief. Strong muriatic acid, applied with a cloth, and the spot washed thoroughly with water, is recommended to remove ink stains from boards. Never put milk or butter in the cupboard where cooked cabbage, turnips, or onions are, as the smell from them will taint butter or milk in a short time. Any employment, however unhealthy it is, may be rendered less prejudicial to health, by the adoption of temperance, cleanliness, attention to diet, and exercise. Shrunken, half-worn bed blankets or comforts, past using oii a bed, make good pads to put under a stair carpet. They will be a great saving in the wear of a stair carpet.

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HOUSEHOLD HINTS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2503, 28 August 1890

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HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2503, 28 August 1890

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