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THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SHOW.

BRECONSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS

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FATAL HARDIHOOD OF SEAMEN.

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USES OF THE COCOA-NUT.—It would be no easy matter to enumerate all the useful 'services which the cocoa-nut, and the other ..ts of the tree to which it belongs, render to man, especially in the East. The kernel is not eaten as we eat it, as fruit, but is prepared in a variety of ways for curries and other dishes the milky juice is relished as a pleasant beverage the oil is used in making stearine candles and marine soap, and in tropical countries lamp-oil, ointment, and an aid to cookery; the resin from the trunk, mixed with the oil from the nut, and melted, forms a substance useful for filling up the seams of ships and boats, covering the corks of bottles, and re- pelling the attacks of the white ant; the root possesses narcotic properties, and is sometimes chewed like the areca nut. The terminal bud is esteemed a delicacy, although not easily obtainable without cutting down the tree. The sap, or toddy, is a beverage, and is also fermented to pro- duce palm wine and arrack spirit. The dried leaves are Used for thatch, and for making screens, mats, baskets and a kind of plait; while the mid-rib of the leaf serves the natives as an oar. The wood of the lower part of the stem is very hard, takes a beautiful polish, and is known to our turners and ornamental joiners as porcupine "wood; the fibrous centre of the older stems is worked like coir into cordage and similar articles. The husk of the ripe » nut, when cut across, is used for polishing furniture and scrubbing floors. Within the nut is occasionally found a small stony substance of a bluish white colour, worn by the Chinese as a kind of amulet or charm, Sli-kspeare's Timou cf .4tl>v-«, in a German fidRp- tion, 1-v Kerr Albert- Lialaer^ has beau produced, with at O¡{enl,i..IT. of the, rli I're&ia, by Pontogljo, l, i e'k piolnced in Uo-rf it tt ePolitea.ma TAieatre, 11 i.\ only in*,Torpid ;:y: -•• 1 ] •- v'Iv <1, r.°w •••-dntre <'f p td of (he iii^h'a.-ids* :UU ■"

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