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PLANTAINS, Etc.-To Destroy on the Lawns.-The country gentleman tells us to destroy these pests by dropping carefully a simple drop of sulphuric acid into the center of the plant. One drop will do the business; more will be likely to do harm.Remarks.-The harm would be in its spreading to kill grass. The best way to do it carefully is to get what druggists call a 'dropper.'
Cures For Toothaches
Toothache Drops, Japanese, Magical.-To quiet the pains in an aching tooth nothing can excel Japanese Drops. The formula (recipe) is:Put together equal parts of creosote, chloroform, carbolic acid (liquid), oil of peppermint, oil of cloves, and oil of camphor (camphorated oil, kept by drug-gists). The result is a liquid that will give almost instant relief, if applied on a bit of cotton to the cavity of an aching tooth, and yet is no more fiery in the mouth than oil of cloves would be.
Making Scarecrows
SCARE-CROWS-How to Make. Take two small, cheap mirrors, fasten then} back to back, attach a cord to and hang them to a pole. When the glass swings the sun's rays are reflected all over the field, even if it be a large one, and even the oldest and bravest crow will depart precipitately should one of its lightning flashes fall on him. [Good only while the sun shines.]
Growing Berries
STRAWBERRIES.-To Raise Large and Abundant-We have known strawberry growers to have the soil for strawberry plantations spaded 2 feet deep, and to apply 100 two-horse wagon loads of good stable manure per acre, before a plant was put out. Then during the first season the soil,between the rows was stirred at least every 2 weeks, and in the fell the entire ground and plants were entirely covered with bog hay, which protects them in winter, and this mulch was left on the following season...
Cleaning Cess Pools
Cess Pools Disinfected Instantly.-Prof. Thos, Taylor reports that 1 table-spoonful of spirits of turpentine in 1 pail of water will disinfect an ,ordinary cess pool instantly, and that in the sick chamber it will prove a powerful auxiliary against germs and bad odors.Remarks.-Then, I think, 2 or 3 spoonfuls to the pail of water would be equally effective for a water-closet-privy.
Making Inks & Dyes
INKS, Black.-Inks of late years are mostly made from the analine colors, which have been brought to such perfection as to make good ink, by putting the right amount of powder to the certain amount of soft water. John B. Wade, No. 40 Murray street, New York, deals in them, but druggists can furnish them anywhere, and others will of course soon deal in all these colors.I. The black is made by using what is called 'nigrosine' or black analine; 1 oz. to water 1 gal.
Cider And Beverage Making
CIDER, GRAPE JUICE, ETC.-To Keep from Fermentation.-4. A writer in the Prairie Farmer says 'that M. Pasteur, the great French scientist, has discovered that any fruit juice which'is liable to ferment, can be kept any length of time by heating to 140 F., and then sealing it up, while hot, in air-tight vessels,' and continues:II. ;' This, is nothing new. Cider brought to a boil, skimmed, and then put into, tight .10-gallon kegs will keep as long as wanted in cool cellars.....
Interest Rates
Interest Rates of the Western States and Territories, New York and Canada, and Consequences of Taking Usurious Rates. The following rates of interest and consequences of taking usury, was collected. by the Ledger, of Philadelphia, a very reliable source, and will show any one at a glance where they can obtain the largest interest for money they wish to invest in any considerable amounts....
Tips For Mending & Caring For Shoes
BOOTS AND SHOES--Cement for Patching Without Sewing.-Pure gutta percha, eschewed or cut fine, 3 oz., sulphide of carbon, 1 1/2 ozs. is about the right proportions. It should be the consistence of thick molasses. Keep corked when not in use, as the sulphide is very evaporative. DIRECTIONS-Cut the patch the right shape, pare the edge thin, remove all dirt and grease from the place to be mended.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 1
England on the eve of the Industrial Revolution - Village life and agriculture - The roads - Town life and apprenticeship - The Municipal and Parliamentary System - London.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 2
England on the eve of the Industrial Revolution (II) - County Elections - The gentry, their life and culture - The magistrates - The clergy - Universities and education - Justice.Scotland in the Eighteenth Century.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 3
The end of George III's 'personal government' - Fox - Burke - Shelburne - Pitt as Peace Minister - India - Slave Trade, Wilberforce, and the Evangelicals - Australia - Canada.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 4
The reactions on England of economic change and of the French Revolution Anti-Jacobins and Democrats Burke and Paine Pitt and the new Toryism Fox and the Whig via media Suppression of the democratic movement Course of the revolution in France Causes of war with France.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 5
The war with the French Republic, 1793-1802-Its four periods - Naval supremacy of Great Britain and continental failure of her allies.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 6
Ireland, 17821800 - Grattan - The United Irishmen - The ' ninety-eight' - The Union - End of Pitt's long Ministry - India under Cornwallis and Wellesley.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 7
The Napoleonic struggle, I., 1803 - 1807 - British parties - The war renewed - The Trafalgar campaign - Deaths of Pitt and Fox - Their successors - Tilsit - Napoleon and Nationality.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 8
The Napoleonic struggle, II., 1808 - Wellington and the Peninsular War - The commercial struggle and the blockade - Leipzig and Waterloo - Castlereagh and the resettlement of Europe.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 9
The Industrial Revolution - Rural : enclosures and Speenhamland - Urban : machines and factories - Coal and iron - Cotton and wool - Material and moral influences on the new society - Popular education - The Mechanics.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 10
Macadamising - Highways and horses - Hunting, shooting, boxing - Sports and athletics - Public Schools - The Army and the nation - Canada and the American War of 1812 - Castlereagh's American policy, 1817-18.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 11
AFTER THE WAR, 1815 - 22Brougham, Bentham, Owen, Cobbett The Radical Movement and the Second Repression Peterloo and Cato Street - The Queen's trial - Death of Castlereagh.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 12
Liberal Toryism, 1822 - Canning, Peel, Huskisson - Francis Place and the Combination Acts - The Corn Laws - Canning's foreign policy : Spain, America, Greece.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 13
The break-up of the Tory party, 1827-30 - Illness of Lord Liverpool Ministry and death of Canning - The Wellington Ministry - O'Connell and Catholic Emancipation - Opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway - Origins of London University.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 14
Wellington, the Whigs and the Nation - French and Belgian revolutions - The Grey Ministry formed - The Reform Bill. THE genius of the English people for politics was faced by new problems arising out of those which it had solved of old.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 15
The Whigs and the Reform era, 1832 - Reform in Scotland - Municipal Reform - Factory Acts - Poor Law - Socialists and Chartists.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 16
The Whigs and the Empire - Abolition of Slavery, 1833 - South Africa, the Great Trek - Emigration and Gibbon Wakefield - Australasia - Canada, 1837 - The Durham report and Lord Elgin's governorship - Responsible government and the Imperial connection.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 17
The Crown after the Reform Bill - Peel, Cobden and the Anti-Corn-Law League - Disraeli and the Peeiites - Beginning of Victorian prosperity - New Model' Trade Unions - The Co-operative movement - Chadwick and Public Health.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 18
Evolution in the Church - Parliament, Church and Dissenters - Scottish Kirk Disruption - Ireland, 1830 - 47 - Famine and Emigration - America and the Oregon settlement.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 19
The abortive revolutions, 1848-9 - British attitude - Palmerston - Napoleon III - The Crimea and Florence Nightingale.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 20
THE struggle with Napoleon, which in the days of his expedition to Egypt had threatened the British rule in India,' in its later stages gave to Britain the monopoly of power and trade throughout the East. In India itself the allies of France had fallen one by one, when Lord Wellesley destroyed ' Tippoo Sahib,' and curbed the Marathas.
British History - 19th Century - Ch. 21
The last days of Whig-Liberalism - ' The Triumvirate ' helps Cavour to free Italy - Cobden's Commercial Treaty with France - The American Civil War - Canadian Federation - Denmark - Death of Palmerston, 1865.
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