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ble or danger." It is obvious that this whitewashing of trees, for it is nothing more, though particularly recommended for appletrees, might be useful to trees of other kinds.

iron stoves. Cracks in, how mended.

WHEN a crack is discovered in a stove, through which the fire or smoke penetrates, the aperture maybe completely closed in a moment with a composition consisting of wood ashes and common salt, made up into a paste with a little water, and plastered over the crack. The good effect is equally certain, whether the stove, &c. be cold or hot.

itch, cure for. See Ointment.

jaundice. Cure for.

TAKE half a pint of cinders from the back of a chimney, and pulverize them; add to this an equal quantity of the bark of a young white pine tree — put them together in two quarts of water, and boil them down to one quart, then strain it and let it settle. Take a wine glass full of it three mornings in succession, then omit three mornings, then take it three mornings, and so continue till you have taken nine glasses, which generally effects a cure.


TAKE the white of an egg, and two glasses of spring water, beat well together, and drink it every morning till the cure is effected.