582. If A Larder By Its Position

If A Larder By Its Position, will not admit of opposite windows, then a current of air must be admitted by means of a flue from the outside.

583. The Beneficial Effects Of Charcoal

The Beneficial Effects Of Charcoal ill stopping putrefaction are now well ascertained; fish or me at may be restored by boiling charcoal - with them.

500. Marble May Be Cleaned

Marble May Be Cleaned by mixing up a quantity of the strongest soap-lees with quick-lime, to the consistence of milk, and laying it on the marble for twenty-four hours; clean it afterwards with soap and water.

501. A Green Paint For Garden-Stands

A Green Paint For Garden-Stands, etc., may be obtained by mixing a quantity of mineral green and white lead, ground in turpentine, with a small portion of turpentine varnish for the first coat; for the second put as much varnish in the colour aw will produce a good gloss.

504. Wax

Wax may be taken out of cloth by holding a red-hot iron within an inch or two of the marks, and afterward rubbing them with a soft clean rag.

505. Silk Articles

Silk Articles should not be kept folded in white papers, as the chloride of lime used in bleaching the paper will impair the colour of the silk.

506. Mildewed Linen

Mildewed Linen may be restored by soaping the spots, while wet, covering them with fine chalk scraped to powder, and well rubbed in.

508. Burn

The first application to a burn should be sweet oil, putting it on immediately, till other remedies can be prepared.

509. A Half-Worn Carpet

A Half-Worn Carpet may be made to last longer by ripping it apart and transposing the breadths.

511. Papier-Mache

Papier-Mache articles should be washed with a sponge and cold water without soap, dredged with flour while damp, and polished with a flannel.

512. To Loosen A Glass Stopper

Pour round it a little sweet oil close to the mouth of the bottle, and lay it near the fire; afterwards wrap a thick cloth round the end of a stick and strike the stopper gently. {Sec 254.)

533. Glass

Glass should be washed in cold water, which gives it a brighter and clearer look than when cleansed with warm water.

514. Iron Wipers

Old soft towels, or pieces of old sheets or table-cloths, make excellent iron wipers.

515. To Bleach A Faded Dress

Wash it well in hot suds, and boil it until the colour seems to be gone, then wash, and rinse, and dry it in the sun; if still not quite white repeat the boiling.

516. Flannel

Flannel should always be washed with white soap, and in warm but not boiling water.

517. A Hat

A Hat should be brushed every day with a hat-brush, and twice a-day in dusty weather.

518. Rings

Rings that have stones in them should always be taken off the finger when the hands are washed, else they become discoloured.