The march of intellect is evidently directed towards the East. A small printing-office was sent from Paris to Constantinople a short time ago. This press is to be worked entirely by the ladies belonging to the harem of one of the great Pashas residing on the Bosphorus. The books intended to be printed are chiefly works of amusement, s translated from the French and English.—London Engineer. A chemical analysis of various liquors sold at a low rum shop on one of the wharves of San Francisco, showed that there was prussic acid and morphine in the brandy, sulphuric acid in the gin, and strychnine and kreosote in the whiskey.
This article was originally published with the title "Turkish Progress" in Scientific American 13, 22, 171 (February 1858)