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HOUSEHOLD HINTS.

To Extinguish Flames from Oil. — Milk will immediately and effectually txtinguish the flames from any form of petroleum, since it forms an emulsion with the oil, whereas water only spreads it. To Remove Rust from Knives. — If the rust has eaten into the steel the marks of rust can he quite removed ; smear very thoroughly with sweet oil and quicklime mixed to a paste, leave for a few days, then wash and clean with hathbrick in the usual way • To Clean a Bath.—'When the bath has become dirty and stains hard to remove, take a saucer and half fill with salt, then add sufficient paraffin to cover. Dip a sponge or a piece of flannel into it, and rub well over the bath until rhe stains disappear. Thrn rinse with hot water.

To clean a Tight Cloth Coat. — Place it flat on a table and sprinkle it well all over with French chalk, and with a nice clean soft brush rub the powder in. Then take the coat out in the opening - and give it a good shakingl and it will look just as well as if It had been to the cleaner’s. A Remedy for Sunburned Hands. — 'A process which will soften and whiten the handss wonderfully is to wash them in hot milk for a day or two, and on retiring rub them well with cold c?eam and put on a pair of kid or woollen gloves. Wash thoroughly in warm water in the mornkng. Sunburned hands should bo washed in limewater or lemon juice. Hints on Cake Waking.—Cakes should be placed on a wire tray to cool, if possible, to prevent them getting heavy. Cakes containing much syrup are liable to burn if not baked slowly. The oven door should not be opened more than once or

twice during the baking, and be closed gently, or the cakes will be likely to sink in the middle, and be heavy.

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HOUSEHOLD HINTS., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 51, 9 March 1907

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HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 51, 9 March 1907

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