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MARVELLOUS NEW INVENTIONS.
A writer in the Neves TVienc Taqblatt, (says the Vienna correspondent of the London Daily Mail) gives, an interesting review of a few of the most promising of recent inven tions patented in Austria. Three inventions are mentioned as having gained the approval of competent jubges in their respeotive branches who have examined them. Herr Franz Passler, a gunmaker, who has long occupied himself with the developments of repeating rifles, has put on the market a revolver which, unlike most weapons of this Aofafynvtr In nan ria-nfmrTa nn mfip.)l!iniqm ?nv
carrying out all its functions. Thus in most revolvers now in use the gas generated at the discharge is utilised for the reloading and resetting of the weapon, but in Passler's revolver these functions are accom plished by mechanism. This renders his re volver independent of climatic changes which may interfere with the normal action of the gases in the automatic revolver. Either car tridges or lead pellets can be. used in thid in genious weapon. Herr Joseph Petry, an engineer, has in vented an instrument for measuring distances to any visible point without any difficulty whatever. Herr Johann Kropei, who was formerly v butcher, claims to have discovered an automatic brake which surpasses all pre vious efforts in this direction. It is based on the principal of making use of the speed of the train in motion for working the brake and checking its own course. To add another to the list, Herr Theodore Kempf has invented a wonderful machine for the destruction of in Bect pests. _ At St. Peter's, Hampstead, London, on July 5, Mr. Arthur Gilbert Hordern, eldest son of the late Anthony Hordorn, of Sydney, was married to Mies Henrietta Gordon, eldest daughter of Mr. Hugh Campbell, jun., of Belsize Park Gardens, London. A remarkably rich lind of gold is reported having been made near Glaason's Gate, Orange, by Messrs. Robinson and Dowden. Six pounds and a half weight of gold were taken from one bucket of earth at a dopsh of 25ft.