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THE EXECUTION OF THE GREEKI…

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MARRIAGE OF THE EARL OF DERBY.

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DROUGHT AND IRRIGATION.

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DROUGHT AND IRRIGATION. A Light Lind Farmer," in a letter to The Times, throws om the following useful hint :— Th9 occupation of a light land farm for the last three years, during two of which half the usual produce has been lost thrungh the excessive drought, hai obliged me to con- sider th" possibility of turning to account two streams, which are gO placed ao;¡ to leave httla of my occupation, more thru 400 yards distant, from an unfailing supply < f water. The circumstanccs ol the case preclude the use of ordinary lifting pumps. I hive, therefore, had fitted to a traction engine, just completed by Messrs. Howard, of Bedford, a powerful f iree-puvnp, capable of delivering tbrough a hose or pipe 2i iuches in diy meter, ODe tOil per minute. The engine ^rd i ui>p wi;J, I beiiev.\ tu exhibited at the approaching AgiicuUural Show at Oxford. In the meantime I ask your permission to brinsj the subject of the construc- tion of a cheap and tfficieut means of delivering water before the notice of the ¡,uhlic. Through the circu- luion of The Times I am in hope that the French and Amoiican, in 1\.1didon to our own manufacturers may turn their aiteiriin to a matter which, if successfully treated, wi1l produce an am¡.h return to the inventer aull pTove an inestimible bor-n to thirsty soil3. TlHJ pri-es of 2-J inch hose, as used for fir.engines, are nearly as follows -1e;1.thors, 4s.; vulcanized rubber, 2s per foot. The expense of these m[Üerial-, and thtir líahiWy to excessive wear if used on a gravelly soil, would prob3bly preclude their extensive USJ, ann in any case materially d i11liuish the profit that might be expected from iriijration. I d) not, however, think that b thb inventive ac;e we should consider ourselves limited to theJ6 materials. Pipes of thin sheet iron, similar to those used for so many j ears in watering the streets of P-iris, could probab'y be made at ha''f the piic'i of vulcanized rubber, and pr.ssihty some of the numeious fibres med in the manufactur of paper might be made waterproof anJ turned to ixcDunt. As the height to which I prùJiose to raÍfe water will not exceed 3)ft., the required strength of the pipe< wiil be very much lets than that of ordinary hose. To conclnde,-tJ,e points to b?ar in mind arA that the cost of the apparatus should not exceed li. per font;; that it should be light, durable, and with a streritth sufUsicnt to bear a prl'S'l1re equjl to the work that wi1l be demanded or it." With theie data, I trust that before the middle of next month, when the engine wiil have a public trial, the scheme now in progress may be brought to a satisfactory completion. The coat-of the delivery of a ton of water-raised 30 feet high—at a distancs of 400 yards can easily be ascertained by a practical test. Taking my loss of hay for the present year at £4 per acre, an expense of j6400 in irrigation would have stiil left me a gimer by the outby; hut I believe that a quarter of this sum nvested in coals would have made me independent of the eas n.

THE MIRACLE-WORKER AT HALIFAX.

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PERILOUS EXHIBITIONS.

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