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Club Minutes: The Home Interest Society, 1896-1899

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Leawood Mills 7-10-97

by having the leaves taken off by something unknown, perhaps a tobacco worm? Will probably put out if not troubled by some cause. Rather late to replant, but advised to plant two or three new ones & see which comes first.

4. Could it be a cut worm which has cut tomatoes close to the ground? Probably.

5. Will Bordeaux mixture on tomato plants injure the fruit? As the tomatoes are always washed it is considered safe.

6. How to keep a strawberry bed clean? Clean now and several times through the fall run cultivator through. No fertilizer needed now straw enriches but in April try some Rock.

7. How can violets be made to bloom which have been in a cold frame & have grown less & less & refused to bloom? Take up in Aug. & peel them where they are to stay - not in the hot sun.

8. The following remedies were suggested as the quickest method of drying up poison from poison oak. Take Rus-tox - use borax - sweet oil & ammonia - lime water - salt & water - soda - drink soda water - use soap - suet - sugar of lead - nitric - carbolic acid & glycerine & witch hazel and let it dry up of itself as that is what it will do anyhow.

Decided to make a mixture of the all the above into a cake. If a large demand follows we can quickly form a stock company among our members & the cry of hard times will be heard no more among us.

A yellow oxalic orchid which has apparently died is only resting from winter labors - Leave it without

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flour to right consistency - Small tea cup gran. sugar. Enough brown flour in batter to work lightly - butter on outside.

How shall Bordeaux mixture be applied to prevent a dance at Olney during harvest? Shall it be put on the girls or their mothers? Various opinions were expressed. As it was originated by girls the blame seemed to rest upon them. One mother thought the great influence of parents could keep the dance from being well patronized. & all thought it hard upon young men to be out until two & work next day in the harvest field. One successful farmer said a sensible young man with his living to make would stay at home - but he seemed to have forgotten the blue tint that comes over the most yellow field of wheat. when a young man works on knowing that his best girl has gone off with the "other fellar." Finally one guest present suggested that as the Horticultural Home Int. Grange & three Clubs meet regularly through harvest thereby taking the members nearly all one afternoon from the fields perhaps the young men have better be allowed one dance even if a few hours were lost the next morning for general repairs. Then by a great effort of memory it was discovered that for nearly 50 years the young men of S. S. have been considered hovering on the brink of destruction by various gaieties in harvest in years gone by they even stayed out until nearly ten o'clock!

Mrs. Haviland bought in a very curious [combination] of growth for us to inspect. A large Cereus Robusta Cactus upon which the trailing

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Glenwood 9-6-97 79

to continue in the society.

The permanently standing Com. of the Home Interest Ice Pond had no report to make. If it feels itself brought into prominent notice too often it must remember that it is the only committee we have had this year & consequently we are inclined to make much of it and expect great results from it.

Questions for the evening were very few & far between both members & guests letting their turns pass by but when all other topics fail the woes of intemperance can still be heard in the land as the spare time was filled in with a petition for funds to assist the Anti saloon league in electing officers who will enforce the bans.

Barkeepers have been seen on Sunday on the Conduit road with an effort at concealment Sheriff permitting it. Dr. Brooke reported a house where liquor is sold within a stone's throw of the Court House at Rockville where white men go in the front door & colored at the back.

The indictment with imprisonment for a year might [break?] up such proceedings.

The plea for funds met with the following promises to pay

Mrs. Philip Stabler 25 cts Mrs Walter Brooke 25 cts E.N Bentley One dollar Emily Stabler 25 cts Mrs Asa Stabler 25 cts Mary Gilpen One dollar Mrs S.B. Wetherald 50 cts Mn Wm Moore 25 ctsf Mrs. Roger Brooke a chicken

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94 Mt. Airy - 12-11-98

for the better and as at Sherwood the principal [winghouse?] so far, has consisted in a few kicked ankles &bruised eyes, and as the boys express it "busted out" trousers. We who are mothers, may will pluck up courage & feel that our boys may also become (as did there two grandfathers) respected citizens, Vice Presidents & Treasurers of Banks & Ins. Cos. and even elders in the meeting!

In consideration of holiday times & some other causes the early Jan. Meeting was omitted & we adjourned to meet at Plainfield after two months.

Halllie J. Bentley. Sec.

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[?] them + cheesecloth on top.

To get rid of honeysuckle, cut with a scythe + run lawn mower, over it.

Too late to plant locust tree in May (+ some say it is always too late.) Too late to get cultivated [den?] [berries?].

Adjourned to [Mendon?] May 30th 1898

H. J. Bentley. Sec.

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We had as guests. Miss [Needler?], the Misses Chandler Miss Colt, Miss Helen Lea, [Mrs.?] [Boothe?], Mrs. Slaymaker, Mrs. Leadbeater & daughter, Mr. [Ridnut?] & wife, John Bentley & wife, E. P. Thomas & wife.

We adjourned hurriedly on account of a threatened storm, to meet at Harewood Aug. 29th 98

Dr. Francis Thomas. Sec. pro. tem.

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Club Minutes: The Home Interest Society, 1877-1885

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86th Meeting _ Sunnyside

The "Home Interest" met at the house of Frank Stabler March 9th 1878 _ with 22 members and 12 guests present: much the largest gathering we have had for several months. Business was commenced at 5.30 o'c with A.E. Hartshome as foreman. After reading the minutes of the last meeting at this place, we were invited to inspect the site selected by our hostess for a new flower garden. The ladies unanimously and a few gentlemen approved of moving, and thought the location decided upon, a portion of the south end of the vegetable garden, a good one.

Question 1st What trees must E.P. Thomas plant in front house? Maple _ Tulip Poplar & [?] also recommended.

2nd Where can Hendan chickens be obtained? Brooklynville, Baltimore County.

3rd| How soon to remove protective primrose bushes? When frost is out of the ground. Some thought it would be best to only partially uncover it as there may be weather later, severe enough to injure them. The past Winter having been so mild, the unrestricted roses will probably fare best. One member reported geraniums as living that had been in the ground since last Fall. _

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4th What to do with carnations that came out of the ground? Throw more earth round roots and pin the branches down. Hot water 200 was recommended for removing insects from the plants. The inquirer used tobacco smoke very effectively, and with less labor than the [warm bath?] would have been.

5th Is it too soon to uncover an asparagus bed? No _ the mulching keeps it cold and wet.

6th How can I exterminate red ants? Try powdered borax _ turpentine, or a sponge filled with sugar and water

7th Will stones from a volunteer peach tree, bring the same kind of fruit? Worth trying; but if if the volunteer tree was grown from the seed of budded fruit, its seed may not produce the same variety. The tree referred to was one in Wm S. Brooke's place, that ripened delicious fruit on the 22 of Oct.

8th Is it too late to move roses? No _ Prune well.

9th Should the same earth be used a second time in making hot beds? Yes _ as far as it will go. [Woods?] earth from under [?][] trees is excellent for hot beds.

10th Is it too soon to take straw from Strawberry bed? Pull out the grass & leave straw on. Others thought the bed should be cultivated in Spring with [plow?] or [hoe?].

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89th Meeting

Lucknough _ June 1st 1878 _ Owing to the late arrival of the member to whom had been intrusted the Book of Minutes, the business of the meeting began very late. _ supper being announced directly after she arrived. After partaking of such rolls as "never was seen before" (The recipe for which was asked for) and the most delicious strawberries, the meeting was called to order by P. S. Stabler foreman, and PR. Stabler led for the evening.

1st Ques. How to cure gapes in turkeys? Nothing satisfactory

2nd Does any one mow down their asparagus? Some advise mowing in fall before the seed ripen and cover with straw.

3rd What will kill slugs in Roses? Some dusted over in a solution of 2 tablespoons of white helabore to 2 gals of water.

4th Is it too late to plant brown corn seed? No and P.T. Stabler has seed.

5th How to find keats nests? By a peculiar sound they make on leaving the nest.

6th What did A.G. Thomas do with the boy who robbed his store. Found he had been twice severely whipped so let him go.

7th What kind of an arch to put over a[ ? ?]

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16 What is the best article to clean silver? Husbands magnesia and [ammoniated?] chalk.

17 Should milk be sold if you believe the parties intend using it for punch? no, no, no.

PR Stabler read an excellent article on the troubles of the Righteous

BH Miller & Emily Massey appointed readers for next meeting.

Adjourned to "Falling Green"

Jan 21st 1882

Francis Thomas Sec. pro. tem

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