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THE NEW BREECH-LOADING COMPETITION.

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THE FARMER'S ANXIETIES.

nE PROPOSED TUNNEL ACROSS…

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nE PROPOSED TUNNEL ACROSS THE v CHANNEL. a, r. Hawkshaw's scheme for connecting England ha vrancc hy a tunnel under the Fmglish Channel been abandoned as impracticable, says tlic H'ifk Magazine. The idea was a favourite hobbj i*oH .matiy before Mr. Hawlcshaw rode it—and quicklj for death. Many will thank him for so doing, is *ext to the hononr of proving a thing practicable of proving it impracticable. This Mr. Hawk j. has been at great trouble and expense to do, anc has succeeded. The impossibility of the schemc ,>• 11(1 reference to the constructive art; in an en yp ^ritxg point of view, the thing is thoroughly prac KOII V Mr. Hawkshaw's investigations—hi; fap? 6s' borings, and sinkings—demonstrate tlw pe that the geological charad er of the soil to bi le will not admit of such an operation—ai is i i the present s^ate of science, and we think thai 'l are ;erably advanced. So the dreams of tunnelleri f>ce end, and, instead of burrowing beneath ol< faee^'f We mtist he content to weather it upon the sur Unt'l the billows. At least for the present, but onl; I a bridge is built which shall carry us high- an< lry mid-air. And this is what we are rea ly p om IV M. Boutet, a French engineer, who pri>p<.ses to ridge the Channel, and who has deigned a sti-uclll or that purpose. This bridge, if ever construeted- uid the scheme is feasible-will certainly be a wondi-i a its way in fact we shall not be able to tell who:. England ends and where France commences.

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