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The Butler Enterprise

Excerpts from July 13,1889

Issued Every Saturday

Leslie L. Barton Editor

TERMS: Sixty Cents a Year, In Advance; Published at Falmouth

The ENTERPRISE was entered May 11, 1889 at the Post Office at Falmouth, KY., as second class matter.


-- It is said that rags saturated with kerosene and fastened in a split stick that has been driven into the squash, mellons and cucumber hills will keep bugs off.

-- Tomato Marmalade: Peel ripe tomatoes, cut them in small pieces and boil till well done; rub through a sieve and add one cup of sugar for each tomatos; boil forty minutes, then pour into small jars.

-- Taking care of tools and implements is one of the best modes of economizing on the farm. The value of the tools annually depreciated from lack of cleaning, oiling and exposure to weather, is enormous.

-- A mortar, which it is claimed will stand in all sorts of weather, is made of one bushel of unslaked lime and three bushels of sharp sand, to which is added one pound of alum mixed with one pint of linseed oil. The alum will counteract the action of frost on the mortar.

-- The best of us make mistakes, and what wonder is it that our boys, with their high spirits and their ignorance of the world, blunder and get into scrapes pretty often? But it is a cause of rejoicing of either father or mother can get hold on a young heart which leads it to them to open its worst recesses to their loving eyes. -- The Home-Maker

-- Peach Meringue: To every pint of stewed and canned peaches, sweetened to taste, stir in the beaten yolk of two eggs. Bake in a deep pudding dish fifteen minutes, then cover with the whites of two eggs, beaten till very light with two tablespoonfuls of sugar. Brown in the oven and serve cold with whipped cream. For peaches substitute any other stewed fruit at hand if need be. -- Good Housekeeping.

-- By far the greater part of poultry diseases are on the outside and their names are hen lice and mites and spiders. The best remedies are bubach and kerosene, the former to be used on the fowls and the latter on the perches, in the nests and in the whitewash. These two substances give us absolute control of the insects that infest poultry houses, and consequently control of the so-called diseases resulting from insects.

-- Too much corn is used by poultry men and not enough wheat, oats, barley, middlings, bran and green food. Clover grown for winter use is valuable, owing to the large percentage of albumen it contains. Variety of food is essential to the well being and productiveness of fowls. The composition of eggs requires variety of material, and these constituents are found in plain and cheap food of one kind or another.

-- There is no difference in feeding value between white and yellow dent corn. Flint corn, white or yellow, contains a trifle more of oil or fat than the softer dent varieties, but not enough to make any practical difference in feeding value per pound or per ton. Prof. Armsby, after careful trial, finds no appreciable difference in feeding values of 100 pounds of yellow or white varieties, or even of flint or dent sorts. This being so and you raise some corn to sell - better plant that that sells the most readily in your market for the most money, providing the yield is as much. -- Ohio Farmer


Ten Domestic Notes of More than Ordinary Interest

All housekeepers should know:

1. That salt will curdle new milk; hence, in preparing milk porridge, gravies, etc., salt should not be added until the dish is prepared.

2. That clear boiling water will remove tea stains and many fruit stains. Pour the water through the stain and thus prevent its spreading over the fabric.

3. That ripe tomatoes will remove ink and other stains from white cloth; also from the hands.

4. That a tablespoonful of turpentine boiled with white clothes will aid in the whitening process.

5. That boiled starch is much improved by the addition of a little sperm, salt or gum arabic dissolved.

6. That beeswax and salt will make rusty flatirons as clean and smooth as glass. Tie a lump of wax in a rag and keep it for that purpose. When the irons are hot, rub them first with the wax rag, then scour with a paper or cloth sprinkled with salt.

7. That blue ointment and kerosene mixed in equal proportions and applied to the bedsteads is an unfalling bedbug remedy, as a coat of whitewash is for the walls of a log house.

8. That kerosene will soften boots and shoes that have been hardened by water and render them as pliable as new.

9. That kerosene will make tin teakettles as bright as new. Saturate a woolen rag and rub with it. It will .. (remainder illegible on my copy).




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