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To Mend Enamel Ware.—The most economical way to mend a hole in i tin or enamel ware is to thread a piece of rag. through the hole from the outside, and pull it till it fits perfectly tight, then cut off the ends both inside and out. To Cream Lace. —For |c reaming face use a weak strairied solution of yellow ochre. Coffee colour is produced with strained coffee. String colour is made with a solution of tea. Butter colour can be secured by a weak solution of gamboge. How to Clean Incandescent Lights. —First remove shade or globe, then lift remaining parts altogether and stand on the table. Next, take off the chimney with a very steady hand, and clean with methylated spirits. This done, take a hat-pin, and put it about half-way through the cord at the top of the mantle. Lift off steadily, and place each end of the pin on the sides of a tumbler, the mantle hanging down into the glass. It must not be in a draught or it will break. Then take out the fork and blow through the burner, or brush with a soft brush. The removing of the mantle -is ToTe most delicate work. Whtn all is clean put every part back carefully, and a brigiiter ligiit will be the result.

How to Treat Aiccklents.—Should a child catch lire throw something- instantly round it to smother the flames —a rug- or tablecloth, or your own dress, if nothing else is handy.— For a bad burn, cover up the part immediately with soft rag's or cot-ton-wool dipped in- sweet oil. For a slight burn some carbonate of soda dissolved in a little water will give, relief, or a little soap may bo rubbed on the place ; but these remedies must only 7 be applied when the skin is not broken. In cases of severe burns a doctor should be called in, as little children collapse suddenly.— For bruises, if the skin is not broken apply fresh butter or salad oil.— Choking : If a child chokes over his food, put y our finger down his throat and try to hook up the substance, or if that is impossible try to force it down. If this fails hold the child uv by his heels, and smack his .back thoroughly.—Hroken limbs : If a child •should break an arm or leg, do not attempt to undress him, but if possible keep the broken limb unmoved, and send for the doctor immediately 7. If it iis i necessary 7 to remove the child, lift him gently 7 into bed, taking care that the limb is not jarred.

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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 5, 4 May 1907

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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 5, 4 May 1907

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