jHE SCHEME INAUGURATED. A SECURE SHIPYARD. (Received 8 a.m.) LONDON, March IS. The Duke of Sutherland presided at a meeting called for the purpose of inaugurating the scheme for constructing the Jorth-Clyde canal. It is estimated that the canal will cost seventeen millions, constructed to a sufficient depth to admit of the passage ef warships. The completion of the canal would permit of the constructing of shipbuilding and repairing yards on the edge of Jjxh Lomond, twelve miles outside the i possible range of gun-fire. The work would employ 30.000 workmen for a period of nine years. The Duke of Argyll and Lord Brassey supported the scheme.
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