Parliamentary Papers, Volume 67

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Page 56 - Telegraphic stations are now erected, or are in course of erection, at the principal points along the coast, and the Inspectors cause daily notices of the appearance and position of the shoals to be posted up at each station, and keep up constant communication with all those stations now in operation.
Page 56 - ... stations now in operation. " Field " telegraphs are kept in readiness to be joined on to the main line, and thus the slightest movements of the shoals are carefully watched and communicated, and it is a curious sight...
Page 299 - Within a short period of that time Egypt, which had ever been a large exporter of grain, of beans, &c., had to seek food from other countries, and became an extensive importer. Grain was considerably dearer in the interior than at Alexandria. In some places absolute...
Page 56 - ... with boats, barrels and appliance hastening to a distant place at the call of the wire. The men seem to prize highly this valuable coadjutor, and when the catch is chiefly attributable to its agency, they call the fish
Page 32 - ... lowest of the intersecting streets at a considerable height. In order to build this avenue and viaduct it is proposed to appropriate for public use so much of the streets and private property as is necessary for the avenue itself, as well as the property adjoining it for one block on cither side.
Page 111 - The statement of Mr. Forrester that port wine was adulterated with treacle, elderberries, and geropiga, was contradicted by every gentleman in the trade at the time he brought the charge — that is, in 1844. It may, or may not, have been well founded at the time, but certainly it is not the case now. Mr. Forrester says that elderberries give a taste and smell to the wine quite unmistakable, and a dark purple colour which is -very different from the rosy colour of true port wine. This I understand...
Page 150 - Jews, and the rest Christians of various denominations. "The chief native industry is the manufacture of soap, and what is called 'Jerusalem ware,' consisting of chaplets, crucifixes, beads, crosses, and the like, made principally of mother-of-pearl and olive wood, and sold to the pilgrims, who annually resort to the Holy City to the number of 6,000 to 8,000.
Page 300 - ... extensive importer. Grain was considerably dearer in the interior than at Alexandria. In some places absolute famine ensued. An undesirable change was wrought, the recovery from which will be as slow as its accomplishment was rapid. The value of land was quadrupled, wages rose in an equal ratio, laborers earned so easily sufficient for their wants that they became indolent, an excessive luxury...
Page 150 - ... considerable quantities. Cotton is grown in the Nablous district. Previously to the ravages of the locusts, to be presently referred to, the estimated yield for 1866 was 600,000 to 700,000 okes (the oke equals 2|lb.) It is raised from native seed, is of an inferior quality, and is chiefly exported to Marseilles. No well-directed and sustained effort on the part of the Government has been made to promote the cultivation of cotton. It is believed that in many parts of the country cotton might be...

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