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Cuddio Rhestr Erthyglau

13 erthygl ar y dudalen hon

iii THE COURT.

POLITICAL GOSSIP.

THE ARTS, LITERATURE, &c.

SPORTS AND PASTIMES.

FACTS AND FACETIAE.

AGRICULTURE,, .',-.-+-

TREATMENT OF HORSES' BROKEN…

SHAMEFUL PROCEEDINGS .AT BIRMINGHAM.

HINTS UPON GARDENING.

IMMUNITY FROM THE ATTACKS,…

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IMMUNITY FROM THE ATTACKS, OF BEES. In a communication received by the Asiatic Society of Bengal, and published in its "Proceedings," Mr. Home puts the question, To what is due the exemp- tion that some men have from the attacks of bees and, wasps ? One reads of it in England, and here is another illustration. Yesterday we arrived at our camp at Soj, and needing the elephant to go on again very soon, I directed the mahout to feed him well, and to have him ready in three hours. Instead of this he chained. the said elephant under a large peepul tree, leaving him to pull down the boughs and browse on them. He did this for some time, when presently he seized a large branch, and swaying to and fro, applied his vast strength to bring it down. He succeeded) but the crash caused the whole tree to shake, when suddenly there was a cry in the camp, 'The bees the bees!" and everyone was seen running away beating off the said bees,, which descended from the peepul- tree, where they had been disturbed by the shaking, .and attacked every living thing within 70 or 80 yards., A dog even, passing.below the tree, did not escape, and, was sorely bullied by the insects he shook his head, struck with his paws, and rolled in vain. One man defended himself vigorously with the tablecloth, whish he was taking away,.Ieaving, however, his pugree (turban) in the field. Two men hid under some tent-covering, and it was strange to see the pertinacious way in which, for more than.an hour, 10 or 12 bees flew round at them, occa- sionally getting under, so that one of the men was much stung. But it was stranger still to see, one of the men, a gardener; he lay sleeping, with only a waist-cloth on and nearly all his body exposed, under the very tree, yet no bee touched him This man takes a beers or wasp's nest, brushes off the bees or wasps with his hand none sting him. He could on this occasion have made no prepa- ration. Why is it ? The bees after about two hours retired to their tree, and the camp was reinhabited."

WHAT USES CRINOLINE MAY BE…

OUR MISCELLJ WY,

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