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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE.

Charcoal is said to strengthen and whiten the teeth, remove the tartar, prevent toothache, and give the gums and lips an attractive character. About as much as can be placed on the point of a knife should be rubbed gently into the interstices of the teeth on going to bed, to he rinsed out thoroughly in the morning, •—— Never wash the face just before going out of doors, nor directly after coming in. if the skin is inclined to he sensitive. While your canary bird is moulting tie a piece of fat bacon in his cage. It's a tonic, and will improve his songTo free canary birds from nates, wash every part of the cage, perches, hooks, and paint behind the hook with a strong solution of borax water. Tea leaves moistened with vinegar remove the discolouration in glass caused by Hovers.^ An easy way of cleaning a stovepipe is to place a piece of zinc on hot coals in the grate. The vapour arising from this will carry off the soot i>y chemical decomposition. If you get too much bluing in the riming water put in a little house, hold ammonia. Mud stains on a br () ad cloth skirt are removed by rubbing' them with a slice of raw potato. The addition of "lemon juice to the water in which rice is boiled will increase the whiteness and the grains will readily separate. If ati article has been scorched in ironing, lay it where the bright sunshine will fall dircctl.v on it. It will take it entirely out, A strip of muslin basted along each edge of a lace curtain before washing will preserve the edge and is easily removed when the curtain is taken from the stretcher. —— After eating anything that you knotv will cause thirst, take a spoonful of sugar after your meal. Men’s coat collars will lye brightened and greasy' look removed by rubbing with a black stocking dipped in alcohol.

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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 13, 13 July 1907

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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 13, 13 July 1907

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