How To Dye Blue

A very beautiful blue may be produced in an hour by the following process: " For each pound of material take two and a half ounces of alum and one and a half of cream tartar. Boil them together in a brass or copper kettle for about an hour. Take sufficient warm water to cover the goods, and color it to the shade you may desire with chemic blue. Put all into the copper kettle, and boil it a short time, taking care to keep it stirred all the time; remove the cloth, wash in clear cold water, and hang up to dry."

Royal Blue For Silk

- Take ten pounds of silk, make up a tub of nitrate of iron at six degrees, to which add one pint of good muriate of tin and four ounces of tartaric acid; wring out and return, repeating for about an hour; in another tub, add one and a half pounds of dissolved prussiate and one gill of oil of vitriol. Wash goods out of iron tub, and put into prussiate tub; repeat in iron twice and once in prussiate; wash out of the iron, and put in a tub in which oil of vitriol, until it tastes sour, has been dissolved; give six wrings to clear of any rust that may adhere to it. More prussiate will produce a darker, and a less a lighter color, but the same quantity of iron and tin must be used.

Yellow-Brown For Woolen Yarn

For ten bunches, dye with two pounds of camwood, five pounds fustic, and one each of logwood and copperas.

Scarlet For Woolen Yarn

Boil eight pounds yarn one hour with one-half pound cochineal, two pounds of young fustic.' seven-tenths of a pound of white or brown tartar, three-tenths of a quart of oxalic muriate of tin.

Purple For Ladies' Cloth

For twenty-five vards goods, boil two and a half hours with ten pounds of alum, two pounds of argol, and one-fourth of a quart nitrate of tin; wash well, and finish with seven and a half pounds logwood and one pound of peach-wood in a clean vessel. Put in cool in finishing, and heat to boiling-point.

For Burns

Lime-water, olive-oil, and glycerine, equal parts; applied on lint.


- Three ounces each of tincture of opium, camphorated oil, and soap liniment.

For Jaundice

The yolk of an egg, raw or slightly cooked, is excellent food in jaundice.

For Quinsy, gargle with water as hot as can be borne. This gives great relief, even in severe cases.


- The common May-weed blossoms put in alcohol are much superior to arnica for the same use.

To Check Vomiting - Give a tea-spoon of whole black mustard seed. A table-spoon may be given in severe cases.

Foe Sick Headache

Whenever the symptoms are felt coming on, drink a cupful of thoroughwort or boneset-tea.

For Stiff Joints

Oil made by trying up common angle worms, is excellent to apply to sinews drawn up by sprains or disease.


- Oiled silk placed over the chest of those suffering from pneumonia or pleurisy, will give great relief and hasten recovery.

For Rheumatism

To one pint alcohol, add one table-spoon pulverized potash, and a lump of gum-camphor the size of a walnut. Use as a liniment.

Chronic Diarrhcea is cured by drinking orange-peel tea; sweeten with loaf-sugar, and use as a common drink for twenty-four to thirty-six hours.