- Clean piano keys with a soft rag dip-
ped in alcohol.
- Hold a hot shovel over furniture to re-
move white spots.
- Salt dissolved in alcohol will remove
grease spots from cloth.
- Eggs stains on silver can be taken off
with table salt and a wet rag.
- When dress silk becomes wet, pat it be-
tween the hands to dry quickly.
- Leather chair seats may be revived by
rubbing them with well-beaten white of
- White and pale shades of paint may be
beautifully cleaned by using whiting in
- It is said that cranberries put in a water
tight keg and sunk underwater will keep
sound all winter.
- To extract ink from wood, scour with
sand wet with water and ammonia. Then
rinse with strong saleratus water.
- To polish nickel-plated goods after be-
coming black and not worn use rouge or
whiting on a rag with a little oil.
- To give a good oak color to a pine floor
wash in a solution of pound of copperas
dissolved in one gallon of strong lye.
- Mildew can be removed by soaking in
butter-milk, or putting lemon juice and
salt upon it, and exposing it to the hot sun.
- Take a bucket of fresh water into your
bedroom every night and let it remain un-
covered. It will absorb all poisonous gases.
- To darken light mahogany and cherry,
bichromate of potash dissolved in water is
excellent, and gives it the appearance of
- Paint stains taht are dry and old may
be removed from cotton or woolen goods
with chloroform. First cover the spot
with olive oil or butter.
THE DOMESTIC DOCTOR
- Rubbing a bruise in sweet-oil and then
in spirits of turpentine will usually pre-
vent the unsightly black-and-blue spots.
- It is now the rule, according to "med-
ical authority," not to abstain from drink-
ing water, but to take three and a half pints
- For a cold on the chest a flannel rag
wrung out in boiling water and sprinkled
with turpentine, laid on the chest, gives
the greatest relief.
- A hornet's nest which has been desert-
ed by the hornets, bound on the throat
with a piece of flannel, will cure the most
malignant sore throat.
- When hoarse, speak as little as possible
until the hoarseness is recovered from, else
the voice may be permanently lost, or diffi-
culties of the throat may be produced.
- Never stand still in cold weather,
especially after having taken a slight de-
gree of exercise, and always avoid stand-
ing on ice or snow, where the person is ex-
posed to the cold wind.
Honey can be extended so as to be a great
improvement on griddle cakes and the
like. Use three and one-half pounds of
granualted sugar with sufficient water to
make of the consistence of honey, and
when it boils add one pound of honey in
the comb, then strain.
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