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I. QAIN TO, ORDER. I FAMOUS SCIENTISTS SUGGESTION. I BOON FOR THE SWANSEA VALLEY The abnormal rainfall which resi- dents in the Swansea Valley are com- pelled to tolerate with as good a grace as they can muster under such circum- stances, will probably in the days to come be a thing of the past. A great authority in the person of Sir Oliver j Lodge has just made the revolutionary suggestion that it is no doubt possible to have rain to order—and to stop the I' supply when it is not required! His proposal almost makes one gasp with astonishment, for speaking the other day on the natural and artificial j electrification of the atmosphere, said that if the clearing of the weather was due to electricity, they might imagine that they could acquire some control over the electrification of the atmos- phere, and that would seem to be a possible method of beginning the con- trol of the atmosphere. If they wanted to produce rain he took- it that by ascending a mountain and sending up a kite,' or even by send- up a kite alone, to reach the clouds, and by discharging sufficient electricity into the clouds the drops would behave there as they did in the laboratory; that they would coalesce, and that once that had been done it might spread and they would get a real rain shower. If the weather were influenced by the electrification of the air then electrifica- tion ought to be taken in hand. If they wanted rain they should re- verse the electricity of the earth and send up negative electricity, and if they wanted fine weather they should send up positive electricity. He felt that there were parts of the earth—and parts belonging to the British Crown- which would be better for some weather control.

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