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MILS.ELLAeE Ua3. AFRIdAN Osttictes.-Theo Africat os triches, whtich bhavo been taken charge of by Mr W. S'\ Wilson, of Loungoronong station, in the interest of acclimsttisation, Ihve been considered until recoently tolera bly tame. This gentleman depastures thornem in a paddock adjacent to his garden. A short time ago, we learn fron the Ararat and Pfe'osant Creek Advertiser, they gave uncqoivocal signs that ait residuence in Victoria has by no means had the effect of subduing their belligerent propansities, and and that they consider familiaritios are occasionally likely to breed contempt if indulged in too frequently. It appears that a carpenter employed upon the station bhad approached somewhat closer to them than they considered agreeable, and was gazing at them in a manner which one of them apptbared to conclude verged upon the impertinent, a proceeding which he rsented by attacking the carpenter in a most do noistrative and alarmning manner. Finding that lie was closely pressed, and that the bird manifested a dlisposition to close with him, Chips manfully resolved to meet his aggressor half vway, which he did by throw ing his arms round his neck and hugging him closely to his maily breast; but the ostrich, suddenly striking out with one of his " llippers" caught the waistband of the carpenter's trousers, and tore these indispensableo garments entirely off him, following u s his advantage by chasing him completely out of the paddock minus the raiiment in question, which remained as the spoolia opiman in the feet of tIhe vctor. Hearing of these suddeni belligerent de monstrations made by his pets, Mr Wilson subsequenrtly paid thoremn a visit, but they treated them wtlth almost 1as little respect as they did his subordinate, and finding that they wore preparing to assume the offen sive, Mr Wilson considered that discretion would be the better part of valour, and led, fearing probably that ho too might be obliged to rclinquishl some part of hlis clothing, easily replaced, but involving some inconvenience to dispense with oven for a short period. In reference 'to these birds, we nay state that about £25 worth of pilumes were taken front thorem a few weeks ago. 'Telr. T'a FLoAT.-Once nothing seemed more certain than that there was but one wray it making a good cup of tea, namely, to lput the leaves at the bottomi of thile pt, then to mnoisten them with hot vwater and let themi stand," and finally, to fill up the teapot to thie brim. This mode of nakuin tea cantle to us with all the authority of tra.lition; every body adopted it, from tie wite of tihe Prince Minister to Mrs (amip, tili ihe Goidess of Ricason, speacking through Lieig and othler chemists, assured .Mrs G rip and .hie other ladty that they were wrong. The leaves, said the goddes, shoulid be kept at thIe top instead of at the botrom of thel pot, because it is a wcll-known principle in natural philosophy tlit the hottest particles of water a ways mounit to tihe top of the vessel, and thie hotter the wvater (short of its being quite on tihe boil) the better the tea. Acting on this hinmt Mr Field of Newcastle-un Tytne, ihas pateitcd a contrivance called the "tean iloac "-a little pierforatel cylinduler whichl hiolds the leaves, uand which by means ol a large air-tihdlt chiiber that servees 5 lid, alwna a rises to the surface of Ithe water. To irate tea by this process is cxtreiily sainpla. Ihi leaves are put into thie '"ll et," tihe float is dropped into the teapot, nailnd, as th water is pouredl inlto the teapot, so rises the tit with thie leaves, whichl are thus keCit omi a level with the sIuriface the Iwater, utl in cmltact with its iottest particles. iBy this ,,eans a savinig of at least 25 per cent, is flectcd. \Ve nave tasted two disl:es of tea -thie one brewed by tihe old, tile other Iby tiLe new pirocess, frulom eqal lquanitites of leaves. T'here can be no qicestlia n sout the superior strecng:h aI.l fl. enr of the Intter. Tou hiave tnine them of equal strength it would have beetn ieee sury to Ite willt the l1ia at least u quarter Ic s leaves. IThe rc milmtig aidvantages of01 111. exremiely sipile caItniisanlce are that it plrevents the IadLinUx tire of any sedinent ewi the liquid, iand keeps the teilput front loililg, naii tlit thet t tea is infused ill soili abll the time at-ntull requoired. 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