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  2. Scientific and Useful. CUTTING THINGS UNDER WATER.

    When science was in its infanry much of its fact was mixed with nonsense, and song of the nonsense shows a wonderful vitality. A case in point is the recent republication of a nonsense bit that was ...

    Article : 184 words
  3. News from the Colonial Goldfields.

    COPELAND.—A correspondent reports October 19 —The prospects of the field are more encouraging than they have been for some time. No.1 North Hidden Treasure Pensusan Co. aro raising stone ...

    Article : 1,603 words
  4. TESTS FOR DEATH.

    Some time ago (the DAILY News says) a learned body in France offered a prize for the best essay on certain means of detecting the presence of death. As a general rule, fortunately, there is no doubt on the ...

    Article : 303 words
  5. VICTORIA.

    MELBOURNE, Tuesday.—Although nothing startling has occurred during the week, very satisfactory and more than usually extensive business has been done, Hepburn Estate receiving most attention, and ...

    Article : 1,229 words
  6. QUEENSLAND.

    FROM THE FAR NORTH there is news of considerable excitement at Croydon Downs owing to some splendid specimens of gold being discovered in that neighborhood. Croydon Downs is about 100 miles ...

    Article : 1,330 words
  7. SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

    A good deal of excitement has been occasioned in Quarn (the DIPATCH of Port Augusta reports) by the discovery of a silver-bearing lode about nine miles from Willochra railway station. The discoverer, ...

    Article : 331 words
  8. THE DOUBLE-ACTION WINDMILL PUMP.

    In reference to the pump for raising water described and illustrated in your issue of the 17th inst., there is no doubt that a windmill could be so geared up as to drive such a contrivance; but it would ...

    Article : 822 words
  9. WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

    At last the precious metal has been found, and this time in payable quantities (as reported by a correspondent of the Adelaide OBSERVER); but lest any of your diggers should contemplate a "rush" let ...

    Article : 586 words
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