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a favorite drink for his hens. He soon found but afterwards released, with a warning that if that the laying of his hens was increased to a he repeated his adventure after another unfortunato considerable extent. Being convinced of the sparrow, it might not fare quite so well with him. importance (to him) of the new discovery, he has The next visitor was also in pursuit of a sparrow. during the present season kept his hens con- Both flew in at the front door, down a long passtantly supplied with lime water, placed in sage, and into the kitchen ; where Mr. Hawk went troughs within convenient access, and the result with such violence against the window, that he is an increase in eggs of nearly four-fold as com- smashed it—the glass being scattered some dispared with previous experience.-W.

tance. The squares of glass, however, being (We have long adopted this idea, and find the rather small, and iron bars coming rather close result highly satisfactory.]

against them outside, he did not succeed in making

a hole large enough to pass his body through. Singular Epitaph.-We are told by the Editor This was of little consequence; for the violeuco of the Worcester Herald, that the subjoined is a of the blow was such, that his neck was broken. terbutin copy of an epitaph, which appears in the He died in a minute or two after he was picked parish church-yard of Persey, in Dorsetshire.

up. Thesc occurrences took place near LauHere lies the body of Lady C. Looney, great sanne, in Switzerland. In both instances, the piece of Burke, commonly called the Sublime.' intended victims were lucky enough to escape.She was hard, passionate, and deeply religious. Bombyx Atlas, Tottenham. Also, she painted in water-colors, and sent several pictures to the exhibition. She was first The Crystal Palace, Sydenham.--As tho cousin to the Lady Jones, and of such is the “Company seem to be on their mettle, and rekingdom of Heaven."-ANGELINA.

solved to astonish the whole world with their

Palace of Beauty, I would suggest to them that Tenacity of Woody Fibre. It is a familiar fact if a terrestrial globe on a monster scale were that the stems of trees, and of flowering plants in constructed in the grounds, it would tell well with general, possess a tenacity not found in the leaves the public. It might be done thus :—For tho and flowers. This tenacity is mainly due to the general plan, take a map of the world, with the presence of woody tissue, which consists of spindle- two hemispheres. At the base of an excavation, shaped tubes lying closely together and overlap- let two mounds be raised, giving a correct delineaping each other at the ends. It is present also in tion of both. Let the several continents and the veins of leaves, and especially in the inner islands be marked out upon them, with their bark of plants. It is regarded by some as a form shores as near to nature as may be the seas being of cellular tissue, but may at all times be distin. represented by fine grass, or glass with a preguished by its much greater tenacity: This pared surface. Rocks, &c., might be laid down, quality indeed renders it of considerable impor- and lakes and rivers be represented by glass tance to man; for it is this tissue, separated from formed of undulating and twisted pieces; these, the softer tissue of the stem by maceration, which by suitable machinery, might be kept in constant forms the fibre of linen, hemp, and many other motion. This would give life and effect to the substances which are manufactured into textile whole. Mountains, snow-capped hills, forests of fabrics. The comparative tenacity of different trees, &c., could easily be introduced ; and large organic fibres, says the Scottish Florist, as as- towns marked, giving a leading building (as St. certained by Labillardiere, is as follows. Weights Paul's) for London. Being in an excavation, a being suspended to threads of the same diameter, terrace or terraces might be formed on the sursilk supported a weight of 34 ; New Zealand flax rounding sides, and lectures given explanatory of (Phormium tenax), 23.8; Hemp( Cannabis sativa), each subject. It would be practicable too, by 161 ; Flax (Linum usitatissimum), 114; Pita flax means of machinery, to raise "lines" or frames (Agave Americana), 7.-J. W. T.

to denote the equatorial and equinoctial lines, the

degrees, &c. To give increased effect, telescopes To Keep away the Moth.-I notice an article might be arranged all round; the use of which on this subject, by “ Arabella” (Vol. III., p. 310). would considerably enhance the pictorial imporLet me tell you of another efficacious remedy for tance of the globe. I merely throw this out as a getting rid of these plagues—viz., by sewing a hint by the way. Money seems no object.” I small portion of the bitter applo' (Colycynth, I do not, however, imagine the cost of what I probelieve) in muslin bags, and placing the latter pose would be very considerable. The motto over among the various articles which it is wished should the globe might bebe protected from the moth.--MUSCIPULA.

“Here may you roam at large, from pole to pole

Trace Nature's vast expanse, survey the whole.
Papacity of the Sparrow-hawk.—I remark in O'er lands remote an easy passage find,
OUP. JOURNAL(Vol. III., p. 122) a bold adventure of

Secure from danger-and divert the mind."
a sparrow-hawk, whilst pursuing a blackbird. Two I cannot help thinking, that if a small charge only
very sinilar occurrences came under my own ob- were made for entrance, the success of such an
Bertation a few years ago; but I forget the precise undertaking could hardly be doubtful.–J. B.,
date. In the first instance, I happened to be in New Road, Shepherds' Bush.
my dormitory, and one of the windows was open. [If the “Company" be wise, they will turn
Suddenly a poor sparrow came flying in as fast as their attention to many similar devices to instruct
possible, closely followed by a sparrow-hawk, which as well as amuse the public. The site they
sw straight through the room into a sitting-room have chosen is a delightful one. Nature and art
adjoining. The latter somehow contrived to get may there be pleasingly associated ; and the
entangled in the curtains. He was made prisoner; | human mind inducted to a train of thought,

hitherto quite neglected as a branch of edu- Introduce them twenty or thirty feet apart into cation.]

the moles' runs; or one ball may be dropped into

the hole of each mole-hill, taking care to cover it The Use of White Wax - If you wish to keep up immediately. The smell of these ingredients is certain articles from becoming yellow (such as so offensive to the mole, that he immediately dewhite muslin, white satin, white silk dresses, serts his ground. The mixture is, at the same bonnets, shoes, &c.), place white wax in imme-time, a violent poison for moles, rats, and all such diate contact with tliem.-HUNEYSUCKLE.

vermin.-Flore des Serres. Mushrooms.—The greatest caution is requisite The Earth an Ocean of Melted Rock.-Proin selecting any kinds for food ; and it is advisable fessor Silliman mentions the fact, that in boring merely to eat the common sort. Wild mush- the Artesian wells in Paris, the temperature of the rooms from old pastures are considered more de- earth increased at the rate of one degree for every licate in flavor, and more tender in flesh, than fifty feet towards the centre. Reasoning from those raised in artificial beds. But the young or causes known to exist, he says—“That the whole button mushrooms, of the cultivated sort, aro interior portion of the earth, or, at least a great firmer and better for pickling; and in using cul- part of it, is an ocean of melted rock, agitated by tivated mushrooms, there is much less risk of violent winds, though I dare not affirm it, is still poisonous kinds being employed. The following rendered highly probable by the phenomena of volis a description of the unsuspected sorts : The canoes. The facts connected with their eruption eatable mushrooms first appear very small, and have been ascertained and placed beyond a doubt. of a round form, on a little stalk ; they grow very How then are they to be accounted for? The fast, and the upper part and stalk are white; as theory, prevalent some years since, that they are the size increases, the under part gradually opens, caused by the combustion of immense coal-beds, is and shows a fringy fur, of a very fine salmon- perfectly puerile, and is entirely abandoned. All color, which continues more or less till the mush- the coal in the world could not afford fuel enongh room is a tolerable size, when it turns to a dark for a single capital exhibition of Vesuvius. We brown. These marks should be attended to, and must look higher than this; and I have but little likewise whether the skin can be easily parted doubt that the whole rests on the action of electric from the edges and middle. Those which have and galvanic principles which are constantly in a white or yellow fur should be carefully avoided. operation in the earth.”—Helen W. The wholesome kinds have a grateful rich scent : it is, however, safest not to eat any of the good Botany of " the Camp."—All who go to see but less common sort until they have been soaked the camp at Chobham, should be told that the in vinegar.—Joux T., Windsor.

following plants are to be met with in tolerable [The safest" way is, to imagine mushrooms numbers, on the common :-Erica tetralix, Polyto be unwholesome, and never to eat them. We trichum commune, Narthecium ossifraga, Ranunnever do, although we are particularly fond of culus lingua, Blechnum boreale, male and female, them.]

Galium palustre, Orchis bifolia and maculata,

Cnicus heterophyllus, Triglochin palustre, EriophoLunatics.—Of the influence of the planets and rum, augustifolium and Lycopodium clavatum. the moon-notwithstanding the name of Lunatics, There is no doubt that a stricter search would disand the vulgar impressions-no proof whatever cover many other plants; but neither time nor exists. Yet physicians of eminence-Mead even the state of the weather would permit any but a -have said, "the ravings of mad people kept lunar cursory examination. The bog in question lies at periods, accompanied by epileptic fits." The moon the back of the cavalry quarters, and can be easily apparently is equally innocent of the thousand known by the great abundance of the white spikes things ascribed to her. When the paroxysms of of the Cotton Grass, which may be seen for a conmad people do occur at the full of the moon, siderable distance.-WM. Ilort, Bromley, Kent. Dr. Burrowes inclines to explain the matter thus :-“ Maniacs are in general light sleepers ; Right of Claiming Bees.—You called attention, therefore, like the dog which bays the moon, and my dear sir, some short time since, to the existing many other animals, remarked as being always practice of '“ ringing " bees during a swarm ; and uneasy when it is at the full, they are disturbed said that the only benefit resulting there from was by the flitting shadows of clouds which are re- the constituting a “right” to the swarm flected on the earth and surrounding objects. Thus rung for. In connection with this, I observe the lunatic converts shadows into images of terror, the following in the Oxford Herald, of June 25:-and, equally with all 'whom reason lights not,' is “A custom prevails in some places, to the effect filled with alarm, and becomes distressed and that bees leaving the hive, and being followed and noisy.”—E. W. T.

not lost sight of, by the owner or some person on

his behalf, a tin kettle, frying-pan, or other like How to drive away Moles.--Take one pound of instrument being beaten to "ring" the bees, may bean-meal, three ounces of slacked lime in powder, be claimed from the person on whose property they half an ounce of powdered verdigris, and four alight. A short time since, a swarm belonging to ounces of essential oil of lavender. After mixing Mr. Corbutt

, at Appleton, left a hive in his garden. thoroughly the powdery part of this composition, Miss Corbutt immediately procured a ringer, incorporate the oil. With a little water, work the and followed the bees to a garden occupied by mixture into a dough. With this form balls the Mr. W. Spiers (of the above village). size of hazel-nuts; they will harden after having attempted to make them his own, and accordingly been exposed to the air for twenty-four hours. proceeded to hive them. Having done so, he set


Mr. Spiers his neighbor at defiance! Mr. Corbutt procured a curious stories to this effect; but I have no doubt summons from the County Court, to bring the you can set me right as to facts.—Sarah E. question to a decision; and at the sitting at (What you have heard is quite true. We Abingdon, on the 14th inst., before J. B. Parry, could multiply instances, but it would be irreleEsq., Q.C., the plaintiff having proved by the vant. Boachet, a French author of the sixteenth evidence of his daughter that the bees had been century, states that the physicians at Montpelier, followed and “rung," and not lost sight of from which was then a great school of medicine, had the time of their leaving his garden to their every year two criminals—the one living, the settling in the garden of Mr. Spiers,—the judge other dead-delivered to them for dissection. He decided in favor of the plaintiff.” As I always relates that on one occasion they tried what effect rejoice to see any remarks of “Our Editor” pub- the mere expectation of death would produce licly confirmed, need I say how glad I shall be to upon a subject in perfect health; and in order to see this in print ?—Violet, Worcester.

this experiment, they told the gentleman (for such

was his rank) who was placed at their discretion, Visit to a Field of Pitcher-Plants. - The Ne that, as the easiest mode of taking away his life, penthes grows in Madagascar, in the interior of they would employ the means which Seneca had the country, at the distance of three leagues from chosen for himself, and would, therefore, open his Tamatave, and one and a half from Isathan, in a

veins in warm water. Accordingly they covered valley half-a-league in length, and a quarter in his face, pinched his feet without lancing them, breadth, situated between a small arm of the and set them in a foot-bath; they then spoke to river Hivouline and several lakes, the waters of each other as if they saw the blood were flowing which discharge themselves into the river Tama- freely, and life departing with it. The man retave. It is surrounded with hills, covered with mained motionless; and when, after a while, they primeval forests ; and the soil is a blackish sand, uncovered his face, they found him dead. In inuch like poor heath mould. I discovered this England, many such effects have been produced. valley about six in the morning, and found it There is no doubt that fear, working on the imacovered with Nepenthes of the greatest beauty gination, will lead to the most fatal results.] and vigorous growth. The largest were nineteen inches in height, in bloom, and furnished with a The Ground-Fish of Bootan.—Mr. J. T. Peargreat quantity of pitchers ; almost every leaf bore son has communicated to the Asiatic Society of one. I remarked that they were all open and Bengal, on the authority of Mr. Russell, of Ranghalf-full ; but, about three in the afternoon, I saw pore, the following account of the Bora Chung, the covers descend gradually, and by five all the a ground-fish of Bootan :- The Bora Chung is a pitchers were closed. I tried to open some of thick cylindrical fish, with a body somewhat like them, but could not do so without breaking them. a pike, but thicker, with a snub-nose ; it is two Desirous to see more of these wonderful plants, I feet long, and weighs about three pounds. The resolved to visit them again early the next morn- color is olive-green, with orange stripes; the head ing, and returned to Isathan for the night, which speckled with crimson spots. It is eaten by the naI passed in the house where, in 1804 and 1805, tives of Bootan, and said to be delicious. It is found died the two unfortunate botanists sent out by the on the borders of the canal Nuddee, which falls into French Government-Chapellier and Michaux. the river Dhallah, a branch of which runs into the Returning the next morning at half-past five, I Teestah, at Paharpore. It is not immediately on saw all the pitchers closed and resting on the the brink of the water, however, that the fish is ground, on account of the quantity of water they caught; but in perfectly dry places, in the middle contained. It was still in vain to try to open of a grass jungle, sometimes as far as two miles without tearing them, and those which I did open from the river. The natives search this jungle in this manner were quite full. Towards eight till they find a hole, about four or five inches in o'clock the covers began sensibly to rise, and at diameter ; and into it they insert a stick to guide nine all the pitchers were open. I measured the their digging a well, which they do till they como quantity of water contained in several, and to the water; a little cow-dung is then thrown found it about two-thirds of an ordinary glassful. into the water, when the fish rises to the surface. This fluid, clear as distilled water, was cool, and Mr. Russell has known them to be from six to of an agreeable taste, and was my only drink nineteen feet deep in the earth. Their other during this day of observation. By three in the habits are not less curious. They are invariably afternoon, evaporation had exhausted two-thirds found in pairs, two in each hole, never more nor of the water in the pitchers, which gradually rose less. He has seen them go along the ground as they became lighter. The covers began to with a serpentine motion, very tast, though the close, and at five were shut, as I had observed the natives say they never voluntarily rise above the previous evening. The people of Madagascar surface. În some places they are very common, hold the Nepenthes in great reverence, and call it and live a long time when taken out of the water,

copoque.' They assured me that it exists in by being sprinkled over occasionally. One, which no other part of the island, which I can readily Mr. Russell thinks is the female, is always believe, for I have traversed Madagascar in all smaller, and not so bright in color as the other. directions without meeting it elsewhere.-M. Mr. Pearson saw two of the fish alive.-W. Breon, in Lu Belgique Horticole.

The Kingfisher. This bird is a native of The Effect of Fear.—Is it true that the ima- Europe, Asia, and Africa. It inhabits the tem. gination may be so wrought on, as to make a perate parts of Russia and Siberia ; in Denmark person believe he is gradually dying when he is it is rare. It is found in Germany, France, Holactually in good health? Í have heard some land, Italy, and Greece. On the other two continents it is likewise widely dispersed. In this The Horse-hair Eel.—Sir,-- In your THIRD country it is universally, though nowhere nume- VOLUME you raised a question, through a corresrously, diffused. It is a splendid bird, its irides- pondent, as to whether the hairs in a horse's tail cent colors varying according to the light they were gifted with life. The reasons for your corare seen in, from bright turquoise blue to the respondent's inquiry were, I admit, very curious. deepest green in some parts of its plumage, and with reference to this same doubt, I have observed in others the darker colors of copper and gold. in an old newspaper the following: In Shakspeare's When dead, however, much of its beauty is gone; Antony and Cleopatra," we find a simile made and one writer has imagined that even alive it use of by the Roman



say8has, when perceiving that it is observed, the

“Much is breeding, power of dimming the resplendency of its plu: Which like the courser's hair hath yet but life, mage, as if conscious how marked an object it And not a serpent's poison." otherwise was; and I fancy that some idea of the sort has before now occurred to myself. In Shakspeare here gives utterance in poetry to a Yorkshire, this bird is as frequently to be met

common error, which is alluded to in Hollinshedwith as in other parts of the country; but, “A horse-hair laide in a full pale of the like water, speaking of the neighborhood of Huddersfield, will in a short time stirre and become a living Mr. W. Eddison writes to Mr. Allis-" The de- creature. But sith the certainty of these things structive plan of snaring them, or catching them is rather proved by few.” This superstition still with birdlime, will shortly place them in the list prevails in many parts of the country; and well of rare birds;" and Mr. Richard Leyland, to the we remember the period in our short history, when, samo, says- - In autumn, an assemblage of them with a desire as great as that which possessed in some of the narrow glens or cloughs, as they Mr. Cross, we anxiously panted after the producare called about Halifax, takes place; probably tion of life. The unfortunate horses, whose tails the river, swollen by the autumnal rains, renders were made to yield of their abundance to satisfy the acquisition of their food difficult, and conse- our curiosity, had no notion of the honor which quently compels them to seek it in shallow

was intended them. Certain it is, that the hairs water.”—Morris's History of British Birds. were extracted with what are called the roots, and

these, tied into a bundle, were allowed to swim in Motion of Plants.—Mr. Robson has given us a running stream for the mystic space of nino a very interesting account of the movements he days. We cannot tax our memory with ever having observed in the scarlet Clathrus, which is here produced eels in this manner. The failure of the transcribed in his own words. It is interesting attempt was easily explained, by our not having to notice how an unbiassed observer uses the very pulled the hairs out properly, and hence the horso terms to designate the movements of a plant which was subjected to repeated suffering. There is an would have been minutely descriptive of those of animal called the horse-hair eel, however, which an insect.

“At first I was much surprised to we have often seen in running waters, which is see a part of the fibres that had got through a apparently without the power of locomotion, and rupture in the top of the Clathrus, moving like in every respect resembles a horse-hair. Its color the legs of a fly when laid on his back. I then is dark brown, approaching to black; without fins, touched it witħ the point of a pin, and was still and the smallest possible appearance of a head. more surprised when I saw it present the ap- The animal seems to be carried about by every pearance of a little bundle of worms entangled eddy in the current where it exists, and but for the together, the fibres being all alive. I next took constant motion of what may be called the tail, the little bundle of fibres quite out, and the might easily be mistaken for a horse-hair. A animal motion was then so strong as to turn recent author mentions this superstition as still the head half-way round-first one way and prevalent in Scotland, and also that the animal is then another, and two or three times it got out common in Inverness-shire. The superstition is of the focns. Almost every fibre had a diffe- very likely to have arisen from some mountebank rent motion, some of them twined round one wishing to inspire the rustics with a proof of his another, and then untwined again ; whilst others supernatural power, which he could easily do by were bending, extending, coiling, waving, &c. taking the animals from the water when still reThe seeds appeared like gunpowder finely granu- taining life. They love the power of motion, which lated." Instances from other authors abound. An is regained by their being again immersed in their Helvella Inflatu, on being touched by me once, native element. I have transcribed the above ; and threw

up its seeds in the form of a smoke, which send it to you without further comment. Self-exisarose with an elastic bound, glittering in the ting life in the hair of a horse's tail does seem rather sunshine like particles of silver. The Vibrissea questionable.-ALEXANDER G., Oxford. truncorum, taken from water, and exposed to the rays of the sun, though at first smooth, is The late Professor Adrien de Jussieu.—Advices soon covered with white geniculated filaments from Paris mention the decease of this distinguished which start from the hymenium, and have an botanist, upon whom the mantle of his great oscillating motion." The Pilobolus, of which ancestors may be said to have fallen. Among the so accurate an account has been given us by the most conscientious and exact of systematical great Florentine mycologist, casts—as its name writers, he also ranked high as a physiologist, as imports—its seed into the air. These also escape his well-known elementary work has shown the with a strong projectile force from the upper sur- world. For many years his health had been face of Pezizas, the anfractuosities of the Morel, delicate, and of late had become deplorable. By and from the gills of Agarics.- Treatise on the his decease a vacancy occurs in the President's Esculent Funguses of Englund.

chair of the French Institute, in that of Professor of Rural Botany in the Jardin des Plantes (which, top of the table, keeping the plate in the centre; it is said, will not be filled up), and among the cover the hive closely up with cloths, and in twenty 20 foreign members of the Horticultural Society minutes or so, the bees are not only sound asleep, of London.-J. L. (in the Gardeners' Chronicle.) but, contrary to what I have seen when they are

suffocated with sulphur, not one is left among the Roses for Winter-Blooming.A selection for combs ; the whole of them are lying helpless on the this purpose should be made from the Tea and table. You now remove what honey you think fit, Bourbon families, on their own roots or budded replacing the hive in its old place; and the bees, as very low. Presuming the plants brought from the they recover, will return to their domicile. A bright, nursery are in the small pots they are generally calm, sunny day is the best; and you should comgrown in for sale, they should at once be placed mence your operations in the morning before many into those a size larger, carefully and freely watered of them are abroad.-D. Smith (in the Edinburgh during this and next month, cutting off all the Evening Courant). flower-buds that may show before September. About the middle of the latter month, shorten the On Hatching the Eggs of Spanish and Cochin strongest shoots, and thin out the slender ones, China Fowls. I have never found any difference turn the plants out of the pots, depriving them of in the hatching of my Spanish and Cochin China some of the soil, and repot in those a good size eggs, beyond, perhaps, an hour or two. I consider larger, using a compost of turfy loam, sand, and it a bad plan to mix different shelled eggs together. manure, in about equal proportions; they also like The Spanish is remarkably thin, and the Cochin a little leaf-mould ; put several pieces of broken very thick. The young of the latter are longer crock in the bottom of the pot, then a portion of making way through the shell than the former ; soil ; place the plant so that its surface roots shall and when chickens are hatching, unless those that just be covered ; and then, filling with the soil, put appear first are removed immediately, the hen bethem in a situation partially shaded—water comes uneasy, and sits hollow. If out of thirteen sparingly, till they begin to grow—then expose eggs three or four chickens appear first, I always them fully to the sun, and water freely every day. remove them and put them in flannel in a basket, There they may remain till the middle or end of till all are out. If this be long, I remove the eggs October, when they should be removed to a pit to that are addled, to pacify the hen; and put all the prepare them for flowering. Previous to their re- chickens together under her.- Joun Baily, Mount moval, the pots should be washed, and the plants Street. neatly tied up. Where charcoal can be had, it will be found of great utility in the pot culture The New Hackney Carriage Act.—The act for of roses, broken to the size of nuts, and about one-the better regulation of metropolitan stage and fifth mixed with the soil; the roots delight to hackney carriages, and for prohibiting the use of adramble through it, and the foliage becomes of a vertising vehicles, which received the Royal assent richer and darker green; the surface of the soil on the 28th June, consisting of twenty-two clauses, must have frequent stirrings. The plants must came into operation on Monday, the 11th ult., exbe carefully examined, and whenever infested by cept as therein specially provided. It provides that green-fly, the latter should be destroyed by tobacco every driver of a hackney carriage (including cabs) smoke. Roses in pots are wonderfully benefited within the limits of the metropolitan and city by a watering of manure-water now and then. police district, is required, on each occasion when This water is very easily prepared. Let droppings such carriage is hired, to deliver to the hirer a card, from the stable or cow-house be put into a large on which must be printed “ Hackney Carriage, tub or barrel, with water kept over them for a week and the number of the Stamp Office plate, &c. or two, occasionally stirring it up; the water may when required, a driver is to produce a book of then be poured or drawn off for use. Guano water fares. After the 1st of October, persons desirous of also makes a good manure. A quarter of a pound obtaining a license to keep a hackney carriage, &c., of guano in three gallons of water, frequently must make application to the Commissioner of stirred before using will be found very nourishing; Police, who, if the carriage be found fit, shall grant indeed, one pound to sixteen gallons of water will a certificate ; no license to be granted by the Board be strong enough to use by the inexperienced, for of Inland Revenue without such certificate. The if used much stronger than I have stated it would Commissioners of Police may cause carriages, &c., injure plants in pots. In the open ground, any of to be inspected; and, if not in a fit condition, may these liquids may be used stronger and rather suspend licenses, and recall the Stamp-Office plate; more frequently.-J. H.

notice of suspension to be given to the Inland

Revenue. A penalty of £3 per day is imposed for The Chloroforming of Bees.—The quantity of the using and hiring of carriages not certified to be chloroform required for an ordinary hive, is the in a fit condition. The fares are to be 6d. per mile, sixth part of an ounce; a very large hive may

take or part of a mile, or 28, per hour, or part of an nearly a quarter of an ounce. My mode of opera- hour, for carriagos drawn by one horse; and for tion is as follows:-1 set down a table opposite to, carriages olrawn by two horses one third more than and about four feet distant from the hive; on the the above rates. No back fare allowed; but the table I spread a thick linen cloth; in the centre driver to be entitled to 6d. for every fifteen minutes of the table I place a small, shallow breakfast plate, that he shall be required to stop. When more than which I cover with a piece of wire gauze, to prevent two persons shall be carried inside any hackney the bees coming in immediate contact with the chlo- carriage, one sum of 6d. is to be paid for the whole roform ; and into this plate I pour the chloroform. hiring, in addition to the above fares. Two children I now quickly and cautiously lift the hive from the under ten years of age are to be counted as one board on which it is standing, set it down on the adult person. Lamps are to be provided for omni

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