they bring them home from the wash, as they may have some of these insects amongst them.
Ticks on Dogs.
These vermin may be easily removed by rubbing the dog's ears, or wherever they have fixed themselves, with sweet or castor oil. Fleas will not remain on dogs or animals that have powdered butch rubbed over them, or if washed with an infusion of the same ; rubbing them with train-oil is also an effectual remedy.
These little insects are very troublesome to persons reading, working, etc. Curled slips of paper or cotton thread suspended to the wall-shades will attract them, where, if undisturbed, they remain. It is said that they have a great aversion to the milk-hedge, also to the ghee-gowan, a small spotted green and white, aloe-looking plant which, if hung about the room, prevents the flies entering ; this practice is adopted by the natives.
No. i.aTake common close-grained charcoal ; pound it very fine, and sift through muslin. Add a little salt, or roast the betel-nut until it has become charcoal ; then grind it up fine and add some salt. This is a great favourite with the natives.
No. 2.aTake powdered cascarilla bark i ounce, cream of tartar A ounce. Mix both well together, and use as any other dentifrice.
Bite of a Venomous Snake.
First apply a ligature, or bandage, tightly a few inches above the part bitten, and wind it round the limb till it is brought near the wound, when either suck the wound or apply a cupping-glass. Cut out the part with a knife, or burn it with a hot iron, or apply lunar caustic, or wash the parts bitten with eau-de-luce or spirits of hartshorn. At the same time give the patient a teaspoonful of spirits of sal volatile or half a teaspoonful of eau-de-luce in a claret-glass