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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE.

Egg stains on silver spoons may be removed by rubbing" them with dry salt on a damp cloth. —*4'— When cleaning- silver use a small piece of softened white soap with the whiting or other plate powder. and you will find the process greatly expediated. The smell of cooking pervading- a house is most unpleasant. To prevent it, fill a tin cup with vinegar and water, and place it at the back of the oven, or at the back of the g-as stove. rji Glass dishes are often cracked when hot stewed fruit is poured into them. To prevent such an accident, place the dish on a wet cloth. Of course the fruit must not be boiling- hot. r A shabby iron bedstead may be improved in appearance, as well as cleaned by rubbing with a doth dipped in paraffin. Remove every trace of oil by rubbing again with a. clean cloth or leather. , To Clean Marble.—Marble may be cleaned with common dry salt, which i requires no preparation, but may be , rubbed directly on the soiled surface, leaving the marble beautifully clean, i —— Cool Butter. —To keep butter cool • in summer weather, stand it in as , cool a place as possible ; get some saltpetre, dissolve in cold water, and stand the butter crock in it so that , the saltpetre water may reach a good half way up the sides. Cover it all over with a wet cloth, with the ends resting in the water to keep the cloth moist. This plan answers nearly as well as icing the butter. „

To Test Cocoa—To test cocoa, pour 2 ounces of boiling water over a teaspoonful of the stuff, and let it cool. If it is a good pure cocoa you [will find the sediment thickish, but a powdery liquid. If it is heavily loaded .with starch, however, you

will discover a thick gluey compound unmistakably starchy at the bottom of the cup. Dip a small piece of linen into this mess, then iron it out, and any doubts you may possibly have had will at once be dispelled. —- A Hair Lotion. —A sample and safe lotion fox' mild cases of falling hair may be made thus : Pure castor oil 2ozs, eau do Cologne 16 oz. The oil is freely dissolved in the spirit, if it is of the proper strength, and the solution is clear and not oily. Use three times a week. Shake the bottle before using, should the ingredients incline to separate. It cleanses the scalp, and makes the hair grow.

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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 28, 2 November 1907

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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 28, 2 November 1907

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