To Measure The
Contents of a Cistern

Rule - Sauare half the diameter and multiply it by 3.1415926435 decimals the number of times the circumference is greater than the diameter - multiply the product by the altitude - or depth - reduce to inches by multiplying by 1728 - and then divide by 270 the number of cubic inches in a gallon and then by 30 to drduce to barrels.


Have their nests made of sassafras also roosts or over the whole house. Spread the leaves over the floors - or make an occassional smoke with the sassafras wood.


Put them in boxes made of cedar or in closets made of the same - or even to put cedar shavings in among the clothes, carpets etc.


Prevent Weavel
from Destroying Corn

Spread salt all through it as it is housed.

Cure an Egg-Sucking Dog

Bate an egg for him with grains tartar emetic and two spoonsfull of grated Indian Turnip.

Table of Dry Measures

A box 24 by 16 inches and 28 deep will contain a barrel of 5 bu. or 10752 cubic inches. A box 24 by 16 inches & 14 deep will contain half a barrel or 2½ bushels of 5376 cubic inches.

A box 16 by 16 8/10 in. & 8 in. deep contains one bushel or 2150 4/10 c. in.

A box 12 by 11 2/10 in. & 8 in. deep contains half bushel or 1075 2/10 c. in.

A box 8 by 8 4/10 in. & 8 in. deep contains one peck or 537 6/10 c. in.

A box 8 by 8 in. 4 2/10 deep contains 1/2 peck or 1 gal. or 268 8/10 c. in.

A box 5 by 5 6/10 in. 4 in. deep contains 1/2 gallon or 134 4/10 c. inches.

A box 4 by 4 in. & 4 2/10 deep contains 1 quart or 67 2/10 c. inches.


Table of
Round Dry Measures

A Winchester bushel of 2150-4/10 cubic inches and established by most of the United States is 18½ inches in diameter & 8 inches deep. A Half Bushel is 13-1/16 inches diameter (inside measure of course) and 8 inches deep or 18½ in. by 4 in. deep.


The following plants are deemed by various persons as obnoxius to horse flies, striped bugs on vines and other insects. the walnut leaves or juice from them, china berries or leaves, elder, tansy, Penny royal tomatoes.



Ants are said not to travel over salt and legs of a safe put in little pans holding salt will protect the safe from them.

WINTER QUARTERS PLANTATION on Lake St. Joseph in Newellton, Louisiana, was restored in 1966-67 by E. R. McDonald of Newellton, who first sensed the historic importance of the house and grounds when he first came to the Delta as a young man after World War I.

The plantation owes its historic claim to history to two facts. On the historic march to Vicksburg, General Ulysses Grant spared this one house on Lake St. Joseph from the fire brand and used it as an overnight campsite during the winter before the big siege. Secondly, the owner of Winter Quarters before the War was a scientific man whose contributions to cotton culture determined the varieties grown in America today.

Winter Quarters was built in three stages during three generations before the Civil War. Mr. McDonald has restored the house as it existed during each of these phases. the first was a three-room cabin with home-made furniture, a "winter quarters" for Job Routh on land he received in a grant from the Spanish in 1803; the second, the six rooms added by Ann Ogden, daughter of Job Routh, who lived in Natchez, Mississippi; and the third, which represents eight spacious rooms added by Dr. Haller Nutt when he purchased the place in 1850.

The personality of the scientific Dr. Haller Nutt, and the plantations he worked, are reflected in this book.

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