List of Vessels Sailed FROM December 30 a.m. to January 5 a.m.
North Dock Dec 30 a m. CraigronaM s 1571> JacKson, Civita Vecchia Giovanna s 933 i Kssatoie, Tunis Cardiff Trader s 330, Rich, Britonferry Dec 30 p.m Queens Channel s 127, Hughes, Belfast Austrnms s339 Behrsin, Cardiff Volpone s 186, Hughes, Cardiff Dec 31 p.m Peterburg s 492 Grewe, St Malo January I a.iii Driva s 763 Peace, La Rochelle JaDuaiy 1 p.m. Nil January 2 a.m. Deux Charentes s 810, Vignol, Toulon January 2 p.m Clara a 1123, Bjorkmann, Bordeaux Margaret West 79 O'Connor, Dungarvan January 3 a.m Fnlton s 610 Falck, Rouen Cape York s 181 McQuarrie, St Brieux G Mayers 24- George, Houen Princess Sophia s 19(5, McGilvray, Portsmouth Ada 66 Oemmer, Dun ball Marie Eugenie a7 Allen, Bridgwater WoodcocK 34 Darby, Hit>L bridge Princess Olga s 431 Collister, Hull etc January 3 p.m Rosabelle s 92 Coppack, Britonferry < January 4am Nil January 4 p.m Taormina s 839 Lar.-eti, Maryport Sir Walier s 297 Winscombe, L'Orient Portafury s 71 Jame-, Ten by New Pioneer s 320, CemrreH, Rouen January 5am Welshman s 1?8 McVicar. Guernsey Lancashiie s 1S5 Spicer. Dublin ( ulxean Castle 147 Hughes, Medina Mills Robt Brown 99, HewiU; London Hector s tr
i- S outh Dock Dec 30 11.111. I Arins 175, Dalle, Lisbon Camborne 99, Pritcbard, Treport Dec 30 p. m F,n iborn P461, Hewitt, Glasgow trebtonian s 367, Berry, Liverpool Dec 31 p.m On.e h 414 Jean Heive, Trouville Oi-ceo'.K s r'3 Leach, Imblin tie-os > 1147, Uuoijius. Cardiff January I a.m. r Velocity 62 BuliocK, Britonferry A nee M Craig s 333, Black, Dieppe Florence s "-4 Falconer, iielfast N ewent s 613, Bolton, London January 1 p.m. x Nil Jan nary 2 a,m. Sol .-ay Prince s 98 Cwens, Greenbill Oak s 80, Keenan, .Newry Agja s 62 Jones, lSri-to'. Gransha s <*86 Roberts, Rouen January 2 p.m Tevidt s 443 McMiJlan, UJasgow Victor 141 Nagle, Youghal Sunlights 2-7,Dawson, Liverpool The Lady Belles 99 Cormish, Liverpool ILewy s 173 Mirche 1. Belfast January 3 «.ni C Sables 77 T. i-iivi;g ;77 Tildsby,Caea Start s 341 01 sen, Dieppe January 3 p m Nil Jan 4 a. in. Nil JUIl 4 p.m Prestonian s 366 Berro, Bristol Velocity s 62 Bullock, I'ri.-tol J an 5 a m. Le Scorff s 305 Jean, L'Orient Annie BrocKlebsnK 96 Roberts, Woterford Gauloife "9 Braind, Morbr.x General Lee 141 Stafford, Belfast Barton h 3f4 Hees, Ca^n
Prince of Wales Dock. Dec 0 ■■.w Ml e>* 3*' P. n}. ..l'" l l.. p! Loekwood a 677, Martin. London J Dee 31 p.m Boileau s 1038, Stephany, St Nazaire Val de Travers s 275, McLean, Treport Edvard Greig s 596, Grlgorsen, Marans Lord Downshire s 3L12, Magill, Baltimore Ydun s 775 Kahrs, "oulogne Corbeil s 76, Cook, Bristol January I a.m Luteces739,Tis8ier, Rouen Bygland a 1465, Ostren, Savannah Jan I p.m Vadso s 757, Paulsen, Copenhagen &c Skrim « 275, Christoffetsen, Vigo ^c City of Liverpool s 657, Tyrrell, Hamburg Jan 2 a.m Sjostad" 655, Bjorngaard, Barcelona Franciska Fischer s 864, Holtz' La Pallice Edwaid Williams s 471, Wilyman, Rouen January 2 p.m A.iolf s 485, Konigsen,.Gothenburg Clara Mennig 1015, Rheberg. Stettin Delos s 1415, Brandt, Batoum Nit or fe J r 80, Peragalla, Genoa Kansas City s 1481, Frankland, New York Flavian s 1387, WoodcocK, Mediterrane ,n ports January 3 a.m Angleysey s 54, Tyrrell, Arklow Rocio » 803, MacKay, Nantes Ta-sos 1120, "Wa'Kun, Antwerp January 3 p.m Nil January 4 a.m Nil Jan 4 p.m Botnia s 723, Paaske, Valencia January 5 a,m. Taycraig s 126, Finlay, Cherbourg Tudor s 670, Higgins, Rouen For later Sailings see page 2 I
CARS: vifr A PI A •». A piano is is sensitive tc ocu d heat as CO invalid, so it must not be put- near a fire, Sf the wood is drawn by the hea,l Never leave it near an open window if it 1? lining, or in a damp room as this will rust the wires and mould the inside. Such an instrument should not be put close to a v.all, or the sound will be dead- an^d, and it should bo kept closed when not in ise. The keys should be dusted daily with an old silk handkerchief, but they should never be washed uhen they are soiled, or the ivory wffl be discol, :.<red. If they become yellow from neglect, rub them with lemon-juice and a little whiting, and when it is dry brush it off, but do lot let the dust fall between the keys. Never put too many ornaments on a piano top or the tone will be spoilt and the instrument be p-At oat of proper harmony. Finally, remember that is a room overcrowded with furniture an4 draperies a piano can never be b, t,& the but «.dvantatr«»
CRAVING IVR THE UNATTAfNAJSU. How much happier we would be and tho. about U8 if we sweetly accepted the inevitably be our hair red when we long for black, black when we crave fo- red, and making up our minds to be contented with our gifts, bend all our energies towards improving ourselves and the gifts we do possess, ra.-ber than waste our lime and wear ourselves out crying for those we have not.
THB TRUE GENTLEMAN. Cardinal Newman thus defines the true gen" man: Ho carefully avoids whatever may oause a Jar or a jolt in the minds of those with whom he a cast; all clashing of opinion, all collision oI feeling, all restraint, or suspicion, or gloom, or resentment; his great concern being to make everyone at their ease and at home. He hae hie •yea on all his company; he is tender toward* the bashful, gentle towards the distant, and merciful towards the absurd; he can reoollec* to whom he is speaking; he guards against un- seasonable allusions, or topics which may irri- tate; he its seldom prominent in conversation, and never wearisome. He makes light of favouri while he doee them, and oeems to be receiving when he is conferring. Hs never speaks of him- self except when compelled, nevor defends hin; tell by a mere retort, ho has no ears for slander I at goesip, iq scrupulous in imputing motives to those who interfere with them, and interprets everything for the best. He has too much good sense to be affronted at msults, too well employed to remember injuries, too indolent to bear malice. He is patient, forbearing, and re- signed on philosophical principles; he submits to pain, because it is inevitable, to bereavement, because it is irreparable, to death beoause "t ■ Me destiny.
WATTJRB AND MANUFACTURES. Doss Nature nothing' for man in manatee- tares? Are the powers of wind and water, which move our machinery and assist naviga- tion, nothing? The pressure of our at mo' "iers and the elasticity of steam, which epabV" .j te work the most stupendous machines at they not the gifts of Nature?—to say nothing i the effects of heat in softening and melting metals, of the decomposition of the atmosphere in the processee of dyeing and fermentation. There is not a manufacture which car be mantioaed in which Nature does not trive her astistaaee to man, and give it, too, genarouaty Mi gratuitouily DAVLO RICA.RUS
THE1 ORIGIN OF DKEAM&. The fuUest examination into the natuns snA origin of dreams has been made by M. Moresa, the Frenoh scientist. He divided dreams into the dreams of health and the dreams that are ths result of a diseased state of mind or body. With regard to the latter, it need only be remarked that persistent dreaming is one of the most is- variable symptoms of insanity, and as it is a psychological faot that genius is near allied to madness men of genius must be expected to dream more than ordinary men. With regard to the dreams of health, they are the result of as imperfect state of sleep, according as we look at it. It is obvious that the mind of the otarto man that is constantly occupied with masy oohemes and thoughts is more liable to b* awake when his body is asleep than that of the foilard, whose mind is often asleep when his body is awake. Thus the sleep of the plough- boy has become proverbial on account of its um tfsturbed nature. In most cases a man of lively Imagination and r;uick brain is uudoabtodlf toore liable to dream than the dullard.
VOLCANIC FERTILISERS. That there is a silver lining to every OIN4 &r< Stoklasa, professor at the Technical Higfc School at Prague, again prove* in the results si his tests in connection with the eruption si Mount Vesuvius. In fact, according to his aah eulationa, the crater threw out upward of flftf milliard kilos of volcanic mud, sand, lava, sshsit be., upon the surrounding ground. These, he estimates, contain an average of at least 0*1 pet sent, nitrogen i'' the form of ammonia. The lDOantain has eonsequently prcjuced about fifty vaelion. kilos of fertiliser, representing mors ammonia and nitrous acid th.,n is used in tht whole of England. He has found beside. mous deposits of potassium phosphate and othsi fertilisers readily assimilated by the vegetabltf kingdom. The Vapours constantly rising freq the mouth of yesuvius already contain mask plant food, in faot the surroundings of voloanosl are always highly fertile, and have no iMied whatever of artificial fertilisers. Dr. Stoklasa has shewn that ammonia is always rising frsM the crater as white smoke.
A CURIOSITY IN ENCYSTMBiNT. The process known as encystment or eneysto tion is common among- the lowest animttle, ths pwotozoa. In this transformation they beoons motionless and surround themselves with a thiok eoftting, or eyist. In the Zoologiii Mr Jamsi Murray describes a curious eneystment undsf none by those curious creatures known as water-bears." These animals are of a muoh higher grade than the protozoa, being allied ts the mites and t-ioka. This encystment took the farm oI little sausage-shaped packages. Whsa these were squeezed water-bears in a mntinnlssi state emerged. This was ahewn to be an farly Stage in the encystment. The cyst was double, the outer one with six rudimentary legs and thr Inner without these appendages. Afterwards is shrinks to an almost amorphous mass something Bhe a worm in appearance. Professor Lauter- tooro has shewn that a similar curious ecoyst ment takes place in the case of a Continent Species of water-bear. What ia the object ct ose of this strange transformation, as well as its fhsrther history, have still to be made out.
HOW IT FEELS Tn DIE. fte Hindu Spiritual Magazine has gives several narratives of the experiences of thoss who have almost died and who were afterwards restored te life. Of these the most remarkable is the oase of Dr. Wiltse. of the St. Louis MetU- eat and Surffical Journal, who, according to hit own aocount, died oJ typhus f'-ver—at least ss nearly died that the church bell was tolled fos his death. He lay pulseless ai/d appareatly lils less for half-an-hour. Neodles were thrust int# his legs without producing any effect. While lid doctor lay motionless, apparently dead, his soak he tells us,, was never more intensely alive: I realised my condition, and reasoned celmlt Bras: I have died as men term det\h, and yet 1 am as mtrch a man as eTor. I am Jbout to get oat of the body. I watched the interesting prt* ssss of the separaticn of soul and body.
How THK SOUL ESCAPES FROM THS BODT. "By some power, apparently not my own, ths ■go was rocked to and fro, literally as a oradls is rooked, by which process its connection with the tissues of the body was broken up. After little time the lateral motion ceased, and along the soles of the feet, beginning at the toes, pass- ing rapidly to the haels, I felt and heard, as it teemed, the snapping of innumerable amaII oords. When this was accomplished, I begaB Slowly to retreat from the feet toward the heai as a rubber cord shortens. I remember reaching the hips and saying to myself, 'Now thera ■ ao life below the hIps.' I can recall no memory 01 passing through the abdomen and chest, but recollect distinctly when my whole self was col- lected into the head, when I reflected thus: I tsi all in the bead now, and I shall ;800n be free. I passed around the brain as if I were hollow compressing it and its membranes slightly «a a4 sides toward the centre, and peeped ,out betwssa the sutures of the @!ml!, emerging like the flal toned edges of a bag of membranes. I Mnoftarf distinctly how 1 appeared to myself nnMlthg Vfea a jelly-fbh as regards coleur and toon,