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Kerosene will make tin tea-kettles as bright as new. Saturate a woollen rag and rub with it. It will also remove stains from clean varnished furniture. The knife used for peeling a pineapple should never be used for slicing

it, as the rind contains an acid that I apt to cause a swollen mouth and j sore lips. The Cubans use salt as ' an antidote for the ill effects of the ' peel. Salt will curdle new milk, hence, in preparing porridge, gravies, etc., the salt should not be added until the dish is prepared. Keep all canned and bottled preserves in a dark place, as light is especially bad for them, and in the case of tinned fruits light will start fermentation. To remove stains from tan shoes, use methylated spirit ; this will also remove grass and grease stains. A splendid remedy for thirst is cold tea, sweetened and put in a Jug. Then pare a lemon, removing the pith, and slice the pulp into the tea, taking care to discard the pips, as they' will make it bitter. To keep bedsteads wholesome they should frequently be annointed with spirits of turpentine at this time of the year to keep off insects. With a stout feather it can bo applied to the tiniest crack and between every joint. Carbolic is also useful for this purpose.

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HOUSEHOLD HINTS., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 46, 12 January 1907

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HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 46, 12 January 1907

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