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COAL ENOUGH FOR A THOUSAND YEARS.

A GERMAN technical journal estimates the coal deposits of North America at six hundred and eighty-one billion tons, and of Europe at about the same amount. This alone would be sufficient to last the world for several hundred years, but it is probable that there are also vast stores in Asia, and more especially in Siberia, which have not been touched at all. Altogether in this instance the researches of the scientists are more reassuring than is frequently the case with the ponderous opinions of learned men.

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