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AGRICULTURAL REPORT. THE BLACK CATE it Pi Lf.A it.-ri iis destructive in- sect has committed great damage to the turnips in the vale of this country. In some places, the crop is destroyed, and the land must be ploughed up. They made their appearance slllldcnlv oil the 17th ult. like the locusts of old every green leaf disappeared in a few days, and while vegetation remained in the fibres of the plant they would not desert it. The common turnip appeared to be more palatable than the swede, or mangel, and were consumed first. In some cases the swede has been attacked, but not the mangel that we know of. A correspondent informs us that after experiencing for several days the mortifying sight of w itnessing the rapid destruction of his crop, exceeding 20 acres, all hoed and previously looking very pro- mising, determined on an attempt to reserve some portion of what remained from this voracious insect, Ie therefore tried the expedient of brushing them off the plant with a small branch from the adjoining hedge. A person having a bush in each hand swept them off two drills at once as fast as he could walk. This gave the plant a respite of about two days before they regained it, and a great portion of the smaller grubs perished in the attempt. The operation was again repeated, ill some instances a third time, and proved highly successful, for he has had the satisfac- tion of saving all that remained of his crop, which are now safe and doing well, at an expense of about 9d. an acre; and lie only deplores that he had not adopted it a few days sooner. It will be perceived by an advertisement in another part of our paper that a new coach has been started from the Angel Inn in this town to Bir- mingham. The distance is performed in fourteen hours, by which means the traveller is enabled to pro- ceed the same night, if occasion require, by the London or North of England coaches, or to Shrews- bury, from whence there are conveyances direct to Liverpool and Manchester. The advantages of such a conveyance are too obvious to need observation from us. We hope that the attempt will be successful. EXTKAOKDIXARY SPEKD. â On Tuesday last, the Lady Charlotte, (steamer) from Cardiff to Bristol, performed her voyage in the incredible short space of two hours and 35 minutes. This fine steamer, universally acknowledged to be the swiftest of her power in the Bristol M Channel, has never exceeded three hours in accomplishing the distance since she has been on the station, and it is expected that about March next, when Lord Bute's splendid improve- ments to the port have further progressed, she will be able, when necessary, to go to Bristol and return to C ardiff the same tide. The voyage up and down will not then average more than two hours and a quarter each way,( From a Correspondent.) PROVIDENTIAL ESCAPE Fitoll Poisov.âA man at Swansea lately drank au ounce of oxalic acid, in solution, in mistake for Epsom salts. Au cmetic was instantly administered, which had a happy effect, and the man is now recovering. ACCIDENTAL DEATH.âOn Wednesday last, John Jones, a lad of IS years old, was suddenly killed in a mine level at Pen-y-darran Iron Works, I fill] if, th;, level.

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