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HOUSEHOLD HINTS.

Paraffin will remove tar stains from the hands better than anything else.

Common snuff sprinkled round the hearth will remove crickets and beetles.

Nothing is better to remove mildew from leather than to rub well with a piece of flannel and vaseline. If a quantity of quick lime is left in a damp cupboard for a few days the moisture will be entirely absorbed.

To cream curtains a hag of cream dolly tint is the best thing. Use as would blue, trying on a piece of muslin tiil you get the desired tint. You can make balls for cleaningcloth in the following- manner. Mix dry Fuller's earth moistened with lemon juice and a quantity of pulverised pearl ash into balls with aufficient lemon juice to moisten.

Have you ever tried doing your mending over a darning ball ? Nothing is belter for this purpose Chan an old white door knob broken from its stem. It gives a flat surface, and shows clearly through the thin places in the stocking as well as the holes. Russian tea jelly is made as follows : —Make a tea infusion with four teaspoons of tea and two cups of boiling water. Add the juice of one lemon. Soften two tablespoons of gelatine with four tablespoons of cold water, and dissolve in the hot tea. Pour into a wetted mould, and chill.

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HOUSEHOLD HINTS., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 50, 9 February 1907

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HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 50, 9 February 1907

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