17 NOVEMBER 1866, Page 3

A carious mode of inducing a man upstairs to come

dowa and wake the porter at the door is related this week. A telegraph clerk, working the wire in a top storey of a London office, could not be got at by a correspondent of a Glasgow journal, owing to the deep sleep of the porter ; so the man who wanted him went to the next telegraph office and telegraphed to Glasgow to telegraph back to the London office that the porter was asleep and could not be wakened. So the ingenious applicant sent his message up the stairs of a house in London via Glasgow.