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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE.

Ironing Handkerchiefs. —When ironing handkerchiefs, begin by ironing tlie middle. Hemeiuber that, to it on the edges first causes the middle _ to swell out, and makes it very dillicult to iron and fold the handkeichiefs. To "Prevent a I-a.mp Smoking.— Soak the wick in strong’ vinegar and dry thoroughly bciore using ; it will then burn both sweet and pleasant. This has been tried, and never known to fail. To Remove Wild Stains from Cloth. —Allow the mud stains to dry on the cloth, then take a penny, and with the edge rub off the mud and brush the article. A penny has a smooth edge, and will not damage the most valuable cloth. If any stains remain, sponge with ammonia and water. To mend a Mackintosh.—Prepare a cement by dissolving some shreds of pure India rubber in naptha to a stiff paste. Apply a little of it to each edge to be joined ; lay the macintosh on something flat, bring the edges together and place a weight on them until the cement is hardened. Many a ga..s .stove would lie improved if once or twice the burners were removed and turned upside down and gently tapped to remove particles of food or dust. The tiny apertures should bo cleaned by having the point of a hatpin run through them, and the whole should be kept clean by frequent rubbing and scouring with hot suds. To enable anyone to take a ring off a swollen finger, take a cupful of s'alatl oil, put in the finger, allowing the oil to come over the ring, and gently rub the finger up and down. You will find the swelling go back, and you will bo able to draw it off easily. To brighten a shabby carpet put a toacupfiul of vinegar into a pail of warm water, and wash the carpet entirely over with a cloth wrung out of the vinegar and water. Of course this washing must be preceded by a careful brushing, and the carpet must merely lie made damp. "When furniture is much marked it 'is a good plan to wash it first with cold water and ammonia, using a soft leather, afterwards rubbing it well with a soft flannel dipped in kerosene or paraffin. Polish with a soft piece of old muslin or an old silk handkerchief.

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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 16, 3 August 1907

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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 16, 3 August 1907

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