The washing fluid made by the following rule is invaluable in cleaning woolen goods, in washing woolen tidies, or worsted goods of any kind: One-half bar of Babbitt's or Bell's soap, one ounce saltpetre, one ounce borax, four quarts soft water. Dissolve all together over a fire; when half cold, add five ounces spirits of ammonia. The compound may be bottled and is good for an indefinite length of time. It is used just as you would use soft soap. - Mrs. Judge West, Bellefontaine, Ohio.
To "Do Up" Black Silk. - Boil an old kid glove (cut up in small shreds) in a pint of water till the water is reduced to a half pint; then sponge the silk with it; fold it down tight, and ten minutes after, iron it on the wrong side while wet. The silk will retain its softness and luster, and, at the same time, have the "body" of new silk.
To take out Scorch.. - If a shirt-bosom, or any other article has been scorched in ironing, lay it where bright sunshine will fall directly on it. Peel and slice two onions, extract the juice by pounding and squeezing; cut up half an ounce of fine white soap, and add to the juice; two ounces of fuller's earth and half pint of vinegar. Boil all together. When cool spread over the scorched linen, and let dry on: then wash and boil out the linen, and the spots will disappear unless burned so badly as to break the threads.