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A SlURP L. D.-A woman the other day, having washed her SOli M stockings, was lamenting pitifully 10 her husband how much they had run up, so much so, that it was impossible for the urchin ever to wear them again. What's that mother?" asked the lad, who was standing by. "Why," answered the parent, "the stockings have run up so in the wash, they won't fit thee." c, HUll up, mother, run up!" responded the boy in a tone of surprise, whv if you wash my legs also, won't they run up too then my stockings will fit you know, mother." TAIL-LESS CATS TOR THE QUEEN.—Thomas Howard, Esq., alias "his Grace of Norfolk," last week transmitted to her Majesty, at Windsor Castle, a pair of that very singular species of the feline race peculia" to this Island, the tail-less eal, nud has beerl hououred hy a most courteous letter from Major General Sir Henry Wheatley, G. C. H., by her Majesty's command, communicating her Majesty's gracious acceptance of the kittens so forwarded,— Isle of Man Paper. SPEED RAILWAYS.—A rumour has been cur- rent in the city for the last few days, with respect to an experiment said to have been performed on the Great Western Railway, in regard to speed. The story goes that one oi the drivers, anxious to put to the test certain recent statements on the subject of atmospheric resistance, obtained permission of the engineer.in-chief to run an eugiue and tender at the highest possible speed, through the whole lenglh of the line,—an engagement being entered into that, in the event of any disastrous consequences ensuing to the adventurer, provision should be made for his widow and children; and (hat, a time having b en chosen when the line was quite clear from a'l traffic, the distance of twenty-eight miles was gone over fit the rule of more than one hundred miles an hour! \Ve g-ive the rumour precisely as it reached us we do not vouch for its truth.—Railway Times. TRAVELLING BEFORE BREAKFAST.—A journey, commencing wilh u drive under Primrosc-hill, would have been something to astonish our progenitors but what would they liave thought of it," coupled with a stage, before breakfast, of rather more than a hundred aud eighty miles ? Such was the chance of all who used the early morning train, on ihe Birming- ham line, ns their mode of transit to Douoaster. That train leaves the Enston square at 0 a.m. Tak- ing Piccadilly as the average distance each man would have to come, have seen hint astir, and with all ordinary expedition he would barely (II time fur the start. Now from Euston square, as aforesaid, not a sing-Ie minute, nor a siflglp place, is appropriated for a meal of any kind till you reach Sheffield, a distallce of upwards of I SO :niles.- Sporting fieview. A STROG PULL." -The latest absence of mind ease is that of a sexton, who pulled the parson's IIose instead of thc bell rope. BAD EFfECT OF BoasE BLINKERS.—Among a variety of utlllecessary punishment and 8utfei"ing- endured by that useful animal, the horse, blinkers arc decidedly not the least; it has been discovered lIot only that they are a great annoyance to the animal himself, from their near proximity to the eye, but that from this cause chielly the sight becomes gradually dull and thick, till he is left entirely with- out il. Will, many draft horses they are seldom reo quired at all, and are used more from habit than anything else; but where they are necessary,care should be taken to place them wid apart from the eyes to prevent irritation and pain to these noble but ill-used creatures. All persons who keep horses should give them relief in this respect, as many have properly and kindly clone, in removing the painful and unnecessary bearing rein. FXTLAUSTION OF COAL.—Dr. Buckland, speaking of the consumption of coal, said, the day would come when we shall have used all our coal. He described that not less than a million of tons were wasted every year at Newcastle by the slack, or very small coal, thrown away. lIe recommelllls the following method of converting the small coal into a useable form:—■ With every Ton of slack mix from twenty to forty gallons of water, forty pounds of coal tar, twenty pounds of time powder, two ewt. of dried river mud, then form this compost into bricks. METHOD OF IMTUKG-VATINO WATER WITII IRON.—Placea few pieces of silver coin, olternaling with pieces of sheet-iron, in water. It will soon acquire a chalybeate taste, and a yellowish hue, and in twenty-four hours flakes of oxide of iron will ap- pear. Hence if we replenish with water a vessel in which such pile is placed, after each draught we may have a competent substitute for a chalybeate spring.—■Inventors'' Advocate. NARROW ESCAPE. — As the steam-boat Eric was on the point of leaving the harbour at Erie on Saturday morning, near daylight, one of the hands attempted to pass over the wheel-house. The moment he arrived at the top, and was in the act of stopping on the trap-door which opens upon the wheel, it was opened by same one on the opposite end which precipitated him, bead foremost, to the water, a distant of 91 feet. There was barely room for him to pass between the !oll.r. and one of the buckets,and had he varied six inches in his descent, he would have been dashed upon one, and no doubt instantly killed. As it happened, he reached the water, and came up unharmed. On coming out he very quielly observed, "he wouldn't make another such n Jive for lOi) dollars.lJffal() Commercial A dvsrtiser. DEFINITION OF THE WORD "GENT."—A pent. is an individual of that genus for whose particula. eyes cheap stocks, and flash garments at alarmingU low prices, are ticketed all round Charing Cross- as shooting.jackets for parties who don't know one en 1 of a gun from the other, pilot coats for strpet-g-Olll twells who would indeed be pleasant people in a gale ot wind &c. A gent, is hi- to whotn the a-siduou* Boots proffers a pair ofdirfy slippers, and in which, nothing revolted, the party sits at ease at his tea or brandy and water, exchanging facctiousness with, or extracting conversation from, the waiter. A gent, is the person 10 "holll the coachman doc!lnot even turn to look at, as he says "Chuck down that genCs car pet bag, Bill—come now, be alive !-imparting an added dose of the principle of vitality to the gvdva nised William iu a very surprising manner-th. person whose ofiered cigar the discerning condidate of the four bag probably declines, while he accepts the pinch from a gentleman's civility. There is a tournure about a gent, which there is no mistaking —the superior ease of a gentleman is not the crite- rion, for a gent is consummately at his case in all positions, though some of them are not happily cUoseu,—Blwhwood for May* .f>

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