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SCIENCE NOTES AND NEWS.1 .-

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A JAPANESE LADY'S DIARY.

THINGS THAT DO NOT LOOK PROMISING.

a ICELAND MOSS.

BLUNDERS OF BEE KEEPERS.

EXECUTIONERS AS SURGEONS.

. ERI MOTH SILK.

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ERI MOTH SILK. Eri silk is obtained from the cocoons of an Indian moth, the caterpillar of which is reared for the production of silk in Assam and to a smaller extent in certain parts of Bengal and Northern India. This silk cannot be reeled like that of the mul- berry silkworm, as the thread is not con- tinuous, and it therefore has to be spun like ordinary silk waste. Eri silk takes dyes well, and when woven into cloth far surpasses cotton in durability. AN ANCIENT QUESTION. The "drink question" was far from being unknown in ancient times. Bes was the Egyptian wine god," and he had no lack of devotees. The laws against drunkenness in ancient Egypt were severe, and offenders were liable to imprisonment and flogging. So the taverns were chiefly kept in the back streets of towns and cities. We learn as much as this from in- scriptions on tombs and other records. There are pictures of vine cultivation quite 4,000 ye-ars old. Seals, too, with the image of Bes engraved on them, have been found buried with mummies probably as charms. His portrait is not flattering, since he is represented as a hideous object baring a huge body and marked head.

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liA3A WAR PENSIONS COMMITTEE

HEREFORD ARCHDEACONRY AND…

BUILTH WELLS.

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