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ELECTRIC TELEGRAPIIIC-SUISMARINE EXPERIMENT. âWednesday having been appointed for an experiment with the submarine wire at Folkestone, much interest was excited in the locality, and many scientific people from London, Dover, and elsewhere, were drawn to the spot. The experiment was intended to have been made from a vessel placed off the port about one mile, but the boisterous state of the weather rendered this im- practicable. The Princess Clementine steamer, belong- ing to the South-Eastern and Continental Steam Com- pany, was therefore moored inside the mouth of the harbour, and the wire, which was coiled on a drum, was placed in the quarter boat, and another boat was em- ployed to carry it out of the moutb of the harbour, round the Horn, thence to the wire commonly in use in conveying the electric fluid to London and after a sufficient length for this purpose had been payed out," the remainder, measuring nearly two miles in length, was also passed off the reel into the water, thereby making the length to London the same as if the vessel had been two miles at sea. The wire was now placed in contact with the machine, on the steamer's deck, and the communication being found to be perfect, Mr. Walker first had a "chat," as he called it, with the good folks at Tunbridge. He then told the people at the London station that he was on board the No. G packet of the company, and that he was quite successful in his experiment. Mr. Walker was then told, from the London end of the line, that Mr. Catt had lost the train, and wished to know how long Mr. Walker would remain at Folkenstone ? The answer sent to Mr. Catt at London was, that Mr. Walker would remain at Folkestone till six o'clock, p.m. Mr. Renshaw then asked the people at the London station, When will the board of directors meet to-morrow?" The answer re- turned was At one o'clock." Mr. Renshaw here expressed his satisfaction at the complete success of the experiments, and intimated to Mi. Walker that he would communicate the same to the board. Altogether the experiments were completely satisfactory. This trial at Folkenstone settles, beyond question, the practi- cability of the submarine telegraph. The wire used for these experiments is Mr. Foster's, (tCroydon, covered with gutta percha. One wire only was used for the transmission of the electric fluid, from the steamer to London, and vice versa, the circuit of the fluid on its return being completed by the earth and sea. The insulation of the wire by the gutta percha casing must be complete, else the electricity would escape into the sea and return to the negative pole of the battery on board the vessel, by the return wire thrown over the side. A SAXON'S FARM.âThe,C7«re Journal gives the following account of Colonel Wyndham's model farm at Miltown, Malbay On passing through this farm, which comprises between four and five hundred acres, we felt as though we had been suddenly translated into a new country, every field and fence was so well ap- portioned and arranged, and every perch of the soil bore such evident marks of being subject to the care of the well-informed agriculturist. Yet various parts of this land which now appeared so healthful, and exu- berantly rich, presented, some six or seven years past, such a sterile, marshy appearance, and was so very un- productive, that the occupier who had held it, at the amazing low rent of os. an acre, considered it unequal to the value, and absolutely relinquished it! What a lesson this for the indolent, sluggish firmer? What an incentive it should be to persevering industry. And such, no doubt, it has proved to many of the landholders in the neighbourhood, especially to the tenants on this 'â¢-oin is expended this farm in

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