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art; how to prevent horses being teased by flies; how to prevent flies
lighting on to windows, pictures, mirrors, etc.; to render paper
fireproof; to render boots waterproof; how to extract the essential
oil from any flower; how to take leaf photographs; to cure
drunkenness; to make different kinds of perfumes; to write secret
To prepare flowers so that their beauty will remain unimpaired for
years. Roses and other flowers can be had to last for years by this
beautiful art. The process is very easy, and the directions are so
simple that a child may follow them.
Chapter thirteen treats of Home Decoration.
It teaches how to arrange a house so as to furnish it cheaply and
harmoniously. It gives complete instructions for every room--Hall,
Parlor, Library, Dining-room, Bedrooms, etc., and attends to every
detail. This is a splendid guide to all who wish to make their home
Chapter fourteen teaches all about caring for House Plants. It tells
the right temperature to keep them in; the proper soil for potting;
how to make plants grow luxuriantly; how to have plenty of blossoms;
to keep plants without a fire at night; to destroy bugs and
rose-slugs; to raise plants with the least trouble; the best varieties
of plants to raise, etc.
It tells how to preserve autumn leaves so that they can be bent in any
form desired, and so that they will retain their color.
It tells how to prepare skeleton leaves--a very pretty amusement.
Chapter fifteen is devoted to The Laundry.
It tells: How to make washing fluid; to take out scorch; to make
plain, fine, and coffee starch; to make enamel for shirt bosoms, so
that any housekeeper can do them up as nicely as they do at the
laundry; to clean velvets and ribbons; to take grease out of silks,
woolens, paper, floors, etc.; to take out fruit stains; to take out
iron rust and mildew; to wash woolen goods and blankets so that they
will not shrink, etc.
The sixteenth chapter teaches how to do all kinds of Stamping.
In this chapter are given full instructions for wet and dry stamping;
for making stamping powder; how to mix white paint for dark goods, and
dark paint for light goods; it tells how to prepare all the necessary
articles for stamping; how to prepare transfer paper; how to transfer
any pattern you may see; how to make a distributor; how to enlarge
designs; how to prepare all kinds of stamping powder; how to do French
indelible stamping; what kind of a brush to use; and how to care for
patterns. If the directions here given are followed the stamping will
always be satisfactory.
Chapter seventeen teaches how to do Bronze Work.
Bronzing is the latest improvement in wax work, and if properly made
cannot be detected from the most expensive, artistic bronze. It is
used for table, mantel and bracket ornaments, and may be exposed to
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