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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.

rain give 1,441 casks of sugar per acre, while 79 inches give 1,559, or about one-tenth more. This means an increase in the value of the sugar-crop alone of £100,000.

District. Rainfall,
inches.
Sheep per
sq. mile.
Increased capacity for every
inch of rain.
South Australia 8 to 10 8 to 9 1 sheep per mile.
New South Wales (1) 13 96 22
New South Wales (2) 20 640 70
Buenos Ayres 34 2630 140
 

Nor is the influence of rainfall on vegetable life alone to be considered, as is evident from the following data gathered by Wills con-

 

Table Comparing Rainfalls, Water-levels and Commercial Crises.

Dates. Departure from Normal. Com-
mercial
Crises.
Dates. Departure from Normal. Com-
mercial
Crises.
Rainfall
in the
Ohio
Valley
(inches).
Rainfall
in the
Miss.
Valley
(inches).
Level
of Lake
Mich.
(feet).
Rainfall
in the
Ohio
Valley
(inches).
Rainfall
in the
Miss.
Valley
(inches).
Level
of Lake
Mich.
(feet).
1830 +2.0 1864 -0.3 -2.5 -.08
1831 +5.1 1865 +3.0 -1.4 -.32
1832 +1.9 1866 +4.0 -0.7 -.65
1833 -1.9 1867 +1.6 -0.6 -.21
1834 -6.1 1868 +1.1 +0.9 -.70
1835 -6.8 1869 -1.1 +0.7 -.58
1836 -4.5 1870 -4.7 -2.1 +.33
1837 -0.4 Panic 1871 -7.2 -3.2 +.26
1838 -3.3 1872 -6.0 -2.7 -1.02
1839 -4.5 1873 -2.7 -3.2 -.37 Panic
1840 -2.1 1874 -0.5 -2.6 +.12
1841 +0.8 1875 +0.5 +1.5 -.13
1842 +2.2 1876 -0.3 +5.5 +1.00
1843 +2.1 1877 -2.8 +5.2 +.77
1844 +0.9 1878 -3.2 +2.1 +.46
1845 +1.9 1879 -0.3 +1.4 -.46
1846 +6.0 1880 +3.4 +4.0 -.32
1847 +8.3 1881 +6.4 +6.1 +.20
1848 +7.6 +6.8 1882 +8.0 +5.4 +.57
1849 +6.6 +15.6 1883 +6.6 +3.9 +.72
1850 +4.7 +22.8 1884 +1.0 +2.7 +.82
1851 +1.3 +26.4 1885 -2.4 +0.4 +1.07
1852 -0.8 +21.5 1886 -2.8 -1.8 +1.31
1853 0.0 +9.0 1887 -1.5 -3.4 + .67
1854 -0.4 -1.0 1888 +0.4 -3.1 + .06
1855 -1.0 -2.2 1889 +2.9 -3.0 -.49
1856 -2.4 +2.1 1890 +3.9 -2.5 -.40
1857 +0.5 +5.2 Panic 1891 +1.9 -1.4 -1.16
1858 +4.9 +5.3 1892 -1.7 -1.0 -1.27
1859 +4.2 +2.2 1893 -4.7 -2.8 -.99 Panic
1860 +0.9 -0.1 +1.07 1894 -7.4 -5.2 -.87
1861 -0.5 +2.4 +1.05 1895 -8.1 -6.0 -1.91
1862 -1.2 +3.5 +1.01 1896 -6.4 -5.2
1863 -2.1 0.0 +0.54 1897