A good mixture for removing grease-spots is made from equal parts of alcohol, benzine and ether. Powdered French chalk or fullers' earth may be used by placing the powder over the stain and holding over a heated iron. The heat will dissolve the grease, and the powder will absorb it.

MACHINE-OIL STAINS may be removed in the following manner: Moisten borax and rub it on the stain from the outside toward the center, taking care not to spread it. Pour water through the material. Washing with cold water and a pure soap will remove most stains of machine-oil.

BLOOD-STAINS may be taken out by washing with soap and tepid water. They may also be removed by covering the spot with wet laundry starch and allowing it to stand. Afterward it should be washed.

ON INK-SPOTS, if still moist, rub either salt, meal, flour or sugar, and wash in cold water. Or, lemon-juice may be put over the spot and covered with salt. Then place the article in the sun for a while, and wash. The process may be repeated, if necessary, until the ink-spot is entirely removed.

Another method for removing ink-stains is to let the material soak in javelle water, made from one-half pound of sal soda, two ounces chlorid of lime and one quart of water. After soaking a few minutes, wash in clear water.

IRON-RUST is removed by the same mediums as ink.

MILDEW is the hardest of all stains to remove, and can not always be taken out successfully. Any of the mediums used for ink and iron-rust may be tried. For silk only, dip a flannel in alcohol and rub briskly, first on one side and then on the other.

PAINT, when fresh, can be softened with vaseline and washed off with benzine. Or, it may be rubbed with equal parts of turpentine and alcohol. If a grease-spot remains, remove it with benzine. Turpentine mixed with a little ammonia is also good. Wash off with soap-suds or benzine.

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