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-= GLEANINGS TURNIP FLY.—Amongst the papers recently read at the meetings of the Entomological society, was one communicated by Mr Lc lveux, containing a series of observations upon the ravages of the turnip fly, (Ilaltica Nemorum,)'t\\ an account of its preparatory states. The great damage annually committed by this tillv enemy of the agriculturist, induced the Don- caster agricultural society to propose it as a subject highly worthy of investigation. Tiie report of this society has been published, and notwithstanding the exertions of the numerous correspondents, the natural history of the insect in question, without which the application of remedies must be dubious was undis- covered. Mr Le Keux has supplied this Want, by giving an account of the preparatory stages of the insect. As INDIAV IT)OL.-Ill the province of Guzerat, on the shore of the Indian Ocean, stood Sumnaut, a shrine higher and holier than any that Mahtnoud had yet devoted to spoliation. Two thousand villages were assigned for its support, besides presents poured in from all the surrounding regions. Sumnaut him- self was esteemed the general judge of the dead, and his statue of pure gold was washed every morning with water brought from the Ganges, a thousand miles distant. Tne attendants consisted of two thousand Hrahmins, five hundred dancing girls, and three hundred barbers Mahmoud, after a long and bloody siege, gained a complete victory. The conqueror entered the place, and was led to the temple, a spacious and antique structure, the interior of which consisted of a majes- tic hall, supported by 06 columns, and entirely en- circled with golden images of Hindoo Deities. Sum- naut himself, whose actual dimensions are variously reported, towered gigantic over all. On first behold- ing t::is idol, the Mahometan conqueror, firecl with wrathful zeal, struck off its nose, and gave orders that the whole figure should forthwith be reduced into fragments. As the attendant h'rahniins saw the downfall of this object of their profoundest venera- tion, they fell on their knees, andproifered an immense sum to save what remained; and the Omrahs advised, even as a matter of prudence, the acceptance of tnese terms: but the King rejected the idea of becoming a "seller of idois." Tile work of demolition pro- ceeded; and', on its reaching the interior of the image, there was disclosed a treasure in pearls, rubies and diamonds, almost beyond conception, and far sur- passing the immense sum tendered for its redemp- tioii.British India. Cabinet Library. SCENE BETWEEN BONAPARTE AND TALLEYRAND. —After the glorious defeat at Leipsie, the native foreigners, as they have been so aptly denominated, took fresh courage, though they were obliged still to confine themselves to secret manoeuvres, after the warning they had received from the Emperors re- proaches to M. de Talleyrand. Another still more violent scene took place* between Napo.eonand his Prime Minister, after Napoleon's return Irom Mayence. .\1. de Talleyrand, as usual, appeared at the levee. No sooner had Napoleon's eye caught his figure than he addressed him thusWhat do you come here for ?—to exhibit your ingratitude ?-I have covered you with honours, that people might not seeyou were the most despicable wretch in my empire-Yon affect to be of the opposition 1 —^ou tjlin ..11ArJ, anei you would be at the head of the Council 01 cgu.t.y If I were dangerously ill, I solemnly that you should die before I did. lt-n all the grace and gentleness of a courtier receiving new- favours, the Prince thus replied to his nntated master Sir, I did not need this warning to address my most ardent prayers to heaven for the preserva- tion of your Majesty's clays.Life of rince Tal.,cy- rand. EXTRAORDINARY Fisit IN THE INDIAN SEAS.—Mr Piddington has sent to the Asiatic Society of Henga a notice of an extraordinary fis*1 st?e!1 }Y lltn 111 the In- dian seas, wiiicli corroborates tiie account given by- Lieutenant Foley, I h says :—" III lumber, 181(3, I commanded a small Spanish brig, and was lying at anchor in the bay of Mariveles, at the entrance of the bay of Manilla. One day, about noon, hearing a con- fusion upon deck, I ran up, and looking over the side, thought Irom what I saw, that the vessel had parted, and was drifting over a bank of w.ute sand or coral, witii large black spots. I called out to let go another anchor, but my people, Manida men, all said, 'No, Sir, it's onlv the (.,Ila(.oll and upon tunning up the rigging I saw, indeed, that I had mistaken the motion of the spotted back of an enormous fish passing under the vessel for the vessel itself driving over a bank. Mv boatswain (contramestre), a Cadiz man, with great fool-hardiness, jumped into the boat, with four men, and actually succeeded in harpooning the fish with the common dolphin harpoon, or grains, as they are usually called, to which he made fast the deep sea line; but they were towed at such a fearful rate out to sea, that were glad to cut from it immediately. From the view I had of the fish, and the time it took to pass slowly under the vessel, I shou d not suppose it less than 70 or 80 feet in length. Its breadth was very great in proportion, perhaps not less than 30 feet. Tiie back was so spotted that, had it been at rest, it must have been taken for a coral shoal, the appearance of which is familiar to seaman I did not distinguish the head or fins well, from being rather short-sighted, and there being some confusion on board." Mr Pid- dington was induced to collect a variety of particulars respecting these monsters, which seem to leave no doubt of the existence of large fish of which no scien- tific description has yet been given.-Asiatic Journal. COLOVH PRODUCED IN Olic.ANIC MATTER BY CIILO- RINK.—It is well known that chlorine destroys the colour of organic matter, but we were scarcely pre- pared to find that it developes colour in some white organic substances. Tiie wings of the whole of the white indigenous Butterfles, comprehended in Stephens' genus Pontia, are rendered, by chlorine, of a beautiul deep pink colour. This effect is not pro- duced by either muriatic or nitric acids, neither does the experiment succeed with any of the other white lepidopterous insects on which it has been tried. The colour developed on the wings of P. rapes, or the small white, is deeper than upon those of the other species; and it is immaterial whether the insect has been lately captured, or has been an antient inmate of the cabinet. The experminent is readily tried in the following manner:—Attach the insect to a piece of cork fixed o:i tiie inside of a tumbler, and invert tiie glass, for a minute or two, over a little red lead, moistened with muriatic acid. The insect, unchanged in appearance, is then to Iw replaced in tile drawer of the cabinet, and, in the course of a few hours, it changes to a beauti fu! pink. If the '■'Jen be too long exposed to the action of the gaVtfle colour will not be developed; and the pink colour produced by one exposure, is entirely destroyed by a second.

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