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Sour Wine sweetened by Charcoal. experiment: Let a drop of hot sealing MR. CREVE, of Wisbaden, has disco
wax fall upon the finger; bear the pain vered a method of recovering wine that
till it is gone off, and let the sealing wax has turned sour. For this purpose he em
remain upon the finger five or ten minutes;
then take it off, and no marks of a burn ploys powdered charcoal. The inhabitants of the banks of the Rhine have bestowed
will be found. On the other hand, a blister on him a medal, as a reward.
is raised, if it is instantly taken off.
ceive burns from soldering irons. If you The following is Mr. Hume's new plan for put your hand or foot into a basin of detecting arsenick.
water rather hotter than you can bear, the LET one grain of white oxide of arse. pain is greater the moment you take it out, nick and the same quantity of carbonate of than while it remains in. Your's &c. C. T. soda be dissolved, by boiling in ten or twelve ounces of distilled water, which ought to be done in a glass vessel ; to this Account of lforks constructed for the Malet a sinall quantity of the nitrate of silver nufacture of Mineral Tar, Pitch, and be added, and a bright yellow precipitate Varnish. will instantly appear. This is a more deci.
THREE considerable works were erect., sive test 'than sulphate of
ed in Staffordshire, on the banks of the thoug, this process answers very well with potash, or even lime water, the
canal, for the purpose of procuring tar, common carbonate of soda ought to be pitch, and varnish from coal. One at Brad
ley, another at Tipton, and the third at preferred.
the level colliery and iron works at Dudley
wood. To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine.
These tar works are erected in the vi.
cinity of collieries and iron works. The SIR,
masters of these works furnish the tar IN page 104, of vol. xvi. your correspon. works with coals, for the coak which they dent X. opposes what he calls the vulgar produce; and leave the products of the custom of applying oil, honey, &c. in process to the proprietors of the tar works, cases of burns and scalds. But he must which are managed as follows: either have had no experience, or reason A range of eighteen or twenty stoves is ed very superficially on the subject, if he erected, and supplied with coal kept burnsupposes that the application of cold water ing at the bottom. The smoke is conducted can have any effect in relieving the pain. by proper horizontal tunnels, into a capaIt is impossible that the heat or fire should cious closed funnel, of inore than one hunremain in the flesh any considerable time dred yards in length. This funnel is built after the accident has happened. The heat, with brick, supported by brick arches, and therefore, which we generally feel about has a shallow pond of water formed on its the part afflicted, proceeds from inflam- top, which is filled when required by a mation, which your correspondent forgets steam engine belonging to the iron works. is the consequence and not the cause of the cold of the water condenses the smoke heat. The fibres, by means of which we re which falls on the floor of the funnel in the ceive the sense of pain, are covered and form of tar, and is conveyed by pipes into defended from external matter by the a receiver, from whence it is pumped into third and innermost skin. This covering a large boiler, and boiled to a proper conbeing destroyed or otherwise materially in- sistence, or else it is inspissated into pitch, jured by fire, air or any other extraneous in which case, the vapour which arises dumatter having access to the nerves causes ring this inspissation is condensed into an exquisite pain, which water or wet cloths oil, used for varnish. do but increase. Spirits of turpentine, No smoke is let to go to waste in these which one of your correspondents sug- works, except a very little from some small gests, or any other sort of oil, by supply- funnels, which are kept open to give ing the place of a covering, instantly re draught to the fires. lieves the pain. If a blister be not very The process requires but little attenlarge, honey, or white lead, should be laid dance, the principal labour being that of on to keep the air out. If it is large, it supplying the fuel. In one of the tar works should be punctured, and oil applied; but twenty tons of coals are used each day, and the skin should not be taken off until it is three labourers with a foreman, are suffidressed. The propriety of keeping the air
cient for the business; from this work about from burns may be proved by any one who twenty-eight barrels of tar, of 2 1-2 cwt. haş courage to try the following simple are produced in six days, or twenty.one
barrels of pitch of the same weight. Some erected at the foot of the hill, and the concoul is so bituminous, as to yield one ciglih densing funnel higher up: streams of water of its weight of tar; but the above is the may, in such situations, be often found average produce.
which can be made to supply the pond In billy countries, the stoves may be over the funnel, without pumping.
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INDEX TO VOLUME 11.
dorcet, ib. Madame de Rochefoucault,
258. Madame Roland, ib.
Bloomfield, Robert, letter from, 22. His ad.
Buonaparte, his campaigns in Italy, 110.
328. South America, its importance, po Siege of Mantua, ib. His Court, 317.
Bourbon, Duke of, 423.
Governour Ellis, ib. A Russian Princess, mining distances, 358.
Burns, Reliques of Robert, reviewed, 10.
His Poem of Bonie Doon, 70.
Carey William (see Baptist Missionary
Cavern, The, reviewed, 383, Story of, 384.
Cayenne, account of the Colony of, 341.
Charles, the First, his entrance into Lon.
reviewed, 150. Origin of it by William Cookery, a new system of domestick, re-
ton's Sonnets, 70. His tame Hares, 172.
Critical Essays on the performers of the
London Theatres, 301. Pope, 301. Hen.
Mrs. Pritchard, 305. Mrs. Barry, ib.
Cook, 310. Rae, Dowton, 310.
goire, 244. Garat, 245. Merlin de Douai, 336.
Fronchet, Anacharsis Cloots, 256. Con. Found in Golconda, Pegu, Şciam, and