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One of the most remarkable objects at the Paris Exhibition of 1900 will be an immense terrestrial globe of 4lofb diameter, the interior of which will contain five floors, on which there will be models and represents* tions of the most interesting features of the different countries of the world. Commencing at Paris and ending at Melbourne an electric railway will carry the spectators through the • entire world in eighty minutes. The journey from France to England is supposed to bo made under the English Channel, through a tunnel which will be represented by an aquarium 82fb long, which will contain live specimens of the principal edible fishes. Four external galleries will allow an inspection to be made of the outside of tho sphere, which will bo marked with the usual geographical divisions. On the top of the globe will be a turret, surmounted by a figure of France enlightening tho world, the extreme height from the ground to the top of the figure being 804 ft. The principal materials of construction will bo iron and steel, and the estimated cost is £310,000. It is expected, however, from a comparison of the financial returns of the E-.ffel Tower, that a sum of £480,000 will bs received from admission fees and other sources. This vast work was conceived and is being carried out by M. Borgel-Court, a well-known watch manufacturer of Geneva, whose versatility is shown by his capability of fabricating the most minute and delicate machinery or constructing one of the grandest works of modern engineering. Nine hundred and seventeen"lighthouses dot the British coast. There is a lighthouse for every fourteen miles of coast in England, thirty-four miles in Ireland, and thirty-nine miles in Scotland. The number of lighthouses in the world is now 5 927 with about 250 lightships. And the numhers increase year by year. THE TWO


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A MONSTER GLOBE., Issue 10441, 9 October 1897, Supplement

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A MONSTER GLOBE. Issue 10441, 9 October 1897, Supplement

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