On peat as a substitute for coal by Ralph Richardson

On peat as a substitute for coal

byRalph Richardson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. NOTE A. Peat Soil Preventive of Potato Disease. It has been found, I understand, both in Ayrshire and Dumfriesshire that potatoes grown in a peat moss do not take the potato disease. For culinary purposes such potatoes are not so much esteemed, but for growing them for seed, planting in peat is not uncommon. NOTE B. Mr Mundella on the Present Coal Famine. Mr Mundella, M.P., in moving the House of Commons on 21st of February last for a Select Committee to inquire into the causes of the present dearness and scarcity of coal, and to report thereon to the House (which was agreed to) said:--" Sir William Armstrong was quite right in estimating that the increased cost to the country at this moment of our consumption of coal over what it was two years ago was at least £44,000,000 sterling. He believed that that amount was under the mark, and he had heard it estimated as high as the total taxation of the country. In some districts in Lancashire the amount of wages now paid per day was £1000 less than that paid a short time ago, the reduction being attributable to the scarcity and dearness of coal." The Select Committee (which has power to send for persons, papers, and records) consists of seventeen members of Parliament, viz., Messrs Mundella, W. H. Smith, Watney, Ayrton, Anderson, Carter, Corrahce, J. S. Hardy, Denison, Grieve, Liddell, Pease, Pirn, Potter, Vivian, Stanhope, and Wharton. It held its first meeting on 10th March 1873, and, contrary to general expectation, the Right Hon. Mr Ayrton, H.M. Chief Commissioner of Works, and not Mr Mundella, was elected chairman. NOTE C. Effect of the Coal Famine on Commerce and Industry. The "Daily Telegraph" of 1 7th February last, remarked that " among the indirect results of the coal crisis is the...

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Title:On peat as a substitute for coalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217738834

ISBN - 13:9780217738835

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