To cure rabbit skins, mix-bran and three or four times (by measure) as much boiling water, and add l lb. of alum and 1/4 lb. of salt to every gallon of water. Stir to dissolve the salts, and then cover with a cloth until about new milk warm. Place the skins in this, and leave for about twenty-four hours; then dry them in the shade, stretching and rubbing them well. Stir up the mixture, and replace the skins for twenty-four hours; then dry again, repeating the stretching and rubbing. For large skins. the rubbing is supplemented by scraping the flesh side with a knife to loosen the fibres. Many now make a mixture of oatmeal and hot water, and before this is quite cold immerse the skins in it for twenty-four hours, and then dry and hand rub as before. If the rubbing has been thorough, the skins should be as soft as chamois leather.