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■Verdigris on brass may be removed by rubbing with liquid ammonia. Wall paper that has been stained [with soot and dust may be cleaned [with stale bread. Tortoiseshell combs and brushes may be cleaned by being thrust into a bag of bran, the whole then being well shaken together, the articles* afterwards being polished with a leather. Shiny places on cloth can be removed by sponging well with ammonia and water, the suit to be .well brushed when dry. Pillow ticks which allow the leathers to come through should be emptied, well rubbed on the inside with soap or beeswax, and the trouble will be removed. A good floor stain may be made of permanganate of potash and water, a sufficient quantity of the former ■to be dissolved in the latter as will make the colour required. If you rinse a plate with cold water before breaking eggs on it, add a pinch of salt, and then stand where there is a current of air, you will have no difficulty in beating them into a froth. If you wish a cake to be light put it into a good hot oven at first, and let the heat diminish after the first twenty minutes. If too much salt has been added to soup, slice a raw potato and boil it in the soup for a few minutes. The potato will absorb much of the salt. Do not forget when tying cloth over puddings to put a pleat in the cloth so as to allow the pudding to swell. After peeling or scraping vegetables lay them in cold water to keep their colour. Drain all vegetables well, and serve very hot.

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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 21, 7 September 1907

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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 21, 7 September 1907

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