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HOME HINTS. Ammonia painted over woodwork will darken it. Mice object to camphor, which, if put in places frequented by them, will drive them away completely. A cup of milk added to the water in which oatmeal is cooked makes it much richer, and adds much to the flavour. Knife-blades and other steel articles may be freed of stains by being rubbed with a cut raw potato dipped in powdered bath- brick. Damp shoes are very difficult to polish. Try putting a drop or two of paramn to the blacking, and you will find they polish up at once. Half a lemon dipped in salt will do all the work of oxalic acid in cleaning copper boilers, brass tea kettles, and other copper or brass utensils. When washing lace, never rinse it in blue water, with the idea of improving its colour. Real lace should be finally rinsed in skim milk, which will give it a soft, creamy colour. Use black knitting silk fer darning stock- inge and you will be pleaeed with the work, for the needle runs smoothly under and ever the stitches, with the result that the patch is very neat, much more so than when darn- ing cotton is used. Baked Apple Pudding.—Take the pulp of eight apples, well scalded, two dessert- spoorifuls of ground rice, a quarter of a pound of butter, three eggs, a little nutmeg, and sugar to taste. Beat all well together, adding a little lemon juice, and grated lemon peeL Bake in a pie-dish with » puff paste round the edge. Tea-leaves should never be used for sweeping purposes until they have been well rinsed, in several changes of water This eucceedfll in extracting any remains of colouring matter, which would otherwise have the effect of staining the wool of the eerpet. When a chimney catches fire salt ehould at once be thrown on the grate. Then a wet blanket should be held across the fireplace. The blanket stops the draught, and thus, al- lows the fire-killing gases, produced by the melt, to rise slowly and so extinguish the burning soot. Furniture Polish.—When polishing furni- ture, let all duat and dirt be washed with a leather rag tightly wrung out of water, tfcea dry with a duster. Take equal quantities of mastic varnish, and pale boiled liassed oil, mix them well together, and in a skert time they will, become like jelly.) Bab » portion of the mixture upon the furniture with o Sannel, polish with a silkeh slelk. Brushes and brooms last longer and do better work if they have an occasional bath. Add two tablespoonfuis of household am- apeaia to half a gallon of water, let the bristles stand in this for half an hour, rinse gwroughly, and hang in a cool place to dry. Yeu taiet expect a dirty brush to sweep a vooml satisfactorily. Xeing for Victoria Sandwich.—Beat the whites of two eggs to a high froth, so that it TCssmkles snow, and then itir in carefully tome bett castor sugar until quite thick. When the cake is done, take a knife dipped ia hot water, spread it nearly over the cake, set it back in the oven to set. Potatoes possess great cleansing proper- ties. Celd potatoes, used instead of soap, elsaass the handa well and make the skin smooth and soft. The water in which pota- toes have been boiled is excellent for spong- be dirt out of silk. Potato water-a- by grating a potato into about half a pint of seM water, and afterwards straining it-io splendid for cleaning cloth and sergs skirls, frem which it will even remove obstinate isnd stains. Orangss in Syrup.-Boil the rinds of three orangeo in a little water for a low minutes. Strain the liquor from the rind, and boil it with sugar to make a syrup. Prepare some 88riiona of orange by removing. the peel and C'th, drop these into the boilinc syrup, and t them efook for a minute ot so. Then re- move and arrange in a dish, pour the syrup Mer, and when cold cover wttk sweetened whipped cream. Puddings in Haete.—Mix some shredded saet with grated breadcrumbs, a haotfful of currents, a few stoned raisins, tke yolks of three eggs, the white of one egg, and a little prated lemon-peel. Form these ingredients into a thiekish put., and, with two spoons <Mpped in Sour, shape it into small balls. 1 Have ready a pan of boiling water. Drop tke balls into it, and when done they will I rise to the top. See that the water boils fast *11 the time. Serve sweet or wine sauce. Blankets used all the winter much impurity. Many housekeepsrs content tbsm- todvew with shsking and (tunning them, even wttM they have been used on a sick bed. That is all wrong. They can be easily aad tkorougfcly cleansed in the following mannar. Fer one pair of blankets dissolve half a bar of soap. When -intirely skelted, add one tablespo&nful of borax and two tablespoon- (Ills of ammonia. To this put sufficient soft water to cover the blanhets. Let them remain in the sude one hour without rubbing. Bine* thoroughly, aDd hang out without ♦ringing. k' CJlKBS AKD PUDDINGS.—No. 21." Ike recipe below gives a nice plain Ginger*^ bread, which is most suitable for the children* I PLAIN GINGERBREAD. 1 packet of Cakeoma. Half a teaepoonfn] of Ground Ginger, Half a teaspoonful of. ixed Spiee. 2 ess. of Lard. 8 tablcspoonsful of Syrup. 1 twaeupful of Milk. Mbiyod. Mix the Cakeoma, Gittger and Spice together, and rub in the lard quite fine; add the milk and syrup (warm), and well mix. Bake it in a leather cool oven. -J A. Rich Gingerbread recipe next week. • Cakcdma is sold only in 3Jd. packets by Jftrocers and Stores everywhere. If"