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  2. Agriculture.

    THIS mineral occurs in quantity, in a more or less pure state, in some of the tertiary formations of Victoria, and especially in those of the Murray and Wimmera malle country. ...

    Article : 721 words
  3. Science.

    THE following, taken from a contemporary, is given for what it may be worth:—The idea of telegraphing from ships at sea is not a new one, and crops up from time to time. ...

    Article : 187 words
  4. Humour.

    SOON after we left Meridian, on the way across to Vicksburg, a solemn looking old chap came into the smoker and groaned and sighed and took on like a man ...

    Article : 505 words
  5. Little Tee-Hee.

    IT was over the sea, in the land to tea, By the beautiful river they call Yang Tee, To which an additional name they hang Making the river Yang Tse Kiang, ...

    Article : 969 words
  6. Housebold.

    ALTHOUGH etiquette is not supposed to be in force between relations, yet there is an unwritten code which governs their demeanour towards each other, regulated by the degrees ...

    Article : 1,239 words
  7. The Volatilization of Solids.

    In a communication to the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, Mr. Henry Wilde deals briefly with the behavior of solids at high temperatures, in relation to the ...

    Article : 262 words
  8. Carbon.

    M. BERTHELOT, in the Journal de Pharmacie et de Chimic for March, states that from peculiar physical relations he is led to suspect that the true element carbon is unknown, and ...

    Article : 161 words
  9. Reading Character.

    "I CAN always tell by the expression. of a man's face whether he is a self-reliant man or not," said a bartender in a Nassau-street ...

    Article : 422 words
  10. Aaturalist.

    A WRITER in the Journal of Science deals with the interesting subject of the attempts of certain of the lower animals to acquire human speech. At the outset the observer is struck ...

    Article : 616 words
  11. The Phantom Ship.

    THE anchor's weighed, the harbour past, Away! away! the ship flies fast. The skipper's wife is at his side, In fear scans the darkening tide. ...

    Article : 233 words

    Times are changed since the day when the merchant and trader were cramped up in their dark and gloomy shops and stores. Within my remembrance, a two-storied, brick ...

    Article : 1,552 words
  13. What You Need for Fishing.

    WE are going fishing," said Mr. Oldboy, "and I want to be sure we've got all our things together." "Got a tent?" asked his partner. "Yes, I've got a tent." "And a ...

    Article : 191 words
  14. Miscellaneous.

    A PLAN which is believed to be new, and which appears to have great merit, has been proposed for the reformation of prison discipline. It has been proposed that prisoners ...

    Article : 1,532 words
  15. Incombustible Paper.

    MR. G. MEYER, at a recent meeting of the Societe d'Encouragement, exhibited a new paste combination designed for the manufacture of incombustible cardboard or paper of ...

    Article : 248 words
  16. A Bell-ringing Boy.

    "I WOULD like to ring that bell. Say, won't you let me ring that bell? That must be a fine-sounding bell. I'll give you fifty cents if you let me ring that bell." The speaker was ...

    Article : 316 words
  17. Two Strange Playfellows.

    THE peculiar attachment animals of different species sometimes have for each other is quite remarkable; singular cases of this kind are being constantly recorded. The following ...

    Article : 312 words
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