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Babies with rough skin should have a little milk added to the bath water. A rough skin generally means there is a tendency to eczema, and that the skin wants something to soothe it. The milk will do this. Discoloured flower vases should be rubbed with used tea-leaves and vine-

gar. This will take away all stain. Rinse in clear warm water. Patent Leather Boots —There are many simple polishes which are equally good. The old-fashioned plan of using cream or milk is not very effectual. Furniture cream gives a splendid polish to patent leather. Or apply equal quantities of sweet oil and turpentine. This gives a brilliant polish, even to quite old leather. Little cloth coats can be cleaned at home with oatmeal and whiting. Lay the garment flat on a clean table, mix the oatmeal and whiting in equal proportions, and with a piece of clean flannel rub thoroughly and evenly into the cloth. Shake well ; and if necessary go over again and repeat until the cloth looks perfectly clean. Then shake well, and press on the wrong side with a warm iron. An unpeeled onion boiled in water, with the corned beef adds greatly to the me a t, making it much more juicy and tender.

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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 10, 22 June 1907

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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 10, 22 June 1907

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