Browsing named entities in The Daily Dispatch: March 29, 1861., [Electronic resource]. You can also browse the collection for March or search for March in all documents.
Your search returned 2 results in 2 document sections:
The Daily Dispatch: March 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], Eton Etiquette. (search)
Eton Etiquette. --The March number of the Cornhill Magazine opens with a satirical paper upon education at aristocratic Eton.--One passage records what seems a very mean transaction on the part of a head-master of a great public school, whose legitimate emoluments, from his pupils, are probably equal to some $25,000 a year. It seems that when an Eton boy is about to quit the school he usually "takes leave" of his tutor and of the headmaster. He waits on the head master, who expresses his sorrow at parting with him, his wishes for his future welfare, and sends his best compliments to his parents; the two then shake hands and the boy retires. As he eaves the room, a small table meets his eyes, on which is a plate with several bank notes displayed upon it. On this plate the boy deposits a note, varying from £10 to £25. It is said that the sons of dukes and railway kings go as high as £50
The Daily Dispatch: March 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], Seasonable Opposition. (search)
Seasonable Opposition. --Col. Colt, of Hartford, Ct., has an extensive green-house, in which January does business in successful competition with the summer months. In that green-house strawberries are flourishing at the present writing. The Times says that cucumbers are now plentifully produced, and bring, for the long variety, (from English seed) fifty to seventy-five cents each. Peaches are now as large as walnuts, and grapes as large as rifle bullets. Figs are far advanced; pine-apples ripe; apricots, plums, beans, &c., &c., are a sight to behold; while roses and rare flowers of every variety are in bloom. --Last March the manager sold $500 worth of cucumbers; this month he can sell $1,000 worth of that article. The grapes alone, in the hot and cold graperies, can produce Col. Colt a profit of $5,000 when fairly under way.