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HOUSEHOLD HINTS.

For clammy hands wash them in hot water, when dry dust them with oxide of zinc or Fuller's earth powder. _ Benzine and powptred magnesia mixed into a paste will clean white shoes Hub on -the paste and let it remain until dry, then rub oli with a clean, dry cloth.

To Whiten the Hands. —Mix well together 2 drachms of hazeline, 2 drachms of benzoin, 1 drachm of powdered borax, 8 ozs. of elder flower water. 1 oz. of glycerine. Rub well into the hahds.

Round glass bottles or flasks may be cut in the middle or just below the neck fay wrapping round them a .worsted thread dipped in spirits of 'turpentine, and setting' it on lire when fastened on the glass. To make Children's Dress Uninflammable.—Add 3. or., of tungstate of soda to the last water used to rinse the dresses. In case of fire they would then only smoulder away instead of bursting into flame. To Remove Inkstains.—To remove inkstains from carpets (also grease and black lead stains) : Cover with •a paste of Fuller's earth dissolved in boiling water,- add a little turpentine or ammonia. Heave a g'ood coating of the paste on until dry, then brush off. Milk also vs a ready ink extractor if used immediately the ink is spilt. Use by means of a flannel dipped in milk, rubbing it well into the stain.

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HOUSEHOLD HINTS., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 49, 2 February 1907

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HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 49, 2 February 1907

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