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LUTHER BURBANK, WHO HAS MADE THE CACTUS EDIBLE, GRASS GROW IN THE DESERT, AND CREATED, ALONG WITH SCORES OF VARIETIES OF FRUITS AND

FLOWERS, THE WHITE BLACKBERRY. (See page 665)

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OW that a Royal Com- perception to penetrate the future, permission on Coast Ero- haps steamships might be seen plowing sion is trying to find the waters over the very spots where some way to save Galveston, New Orleans, Savannah and enough of England Charleston now stand, on their way to from the waves to sup- wharves far inland from the present ply a site for headquar- coast line. Perhaps the long swell of the

ters from which to gov- ocean might be seen rolling across what ern the rest of the British Empire, it are now Long Island and Manhattan may be remarked without any appearance Island to break upon the Palisades. Perof seeking to bear seaside real estate haps Holland might once more form a that the final revisions of geography part of the floor of the North Sea. Berwere not made by the great cataclysms lin and Paris might be the chief seaports of the remote past. The hungry sca, of Germany and France instead of Hamforever gnawing at their coasts, is work- burg and Havre, long since submerged. ing changes in continents and islands This is not a prophecy, nor are the which, measured by geological standards, possibilities outlined so preposterous as are rapid.

at first glance they might appear. Many If processes now active should be con-' more marvelous metamorplioses have tinued uninterruptedly the time is near taken place in this hoary old world since at hand, by the geological calendar, when it first began its circuit round the sun. some extraordinary transformations will Plato tells a story which is corroborated have been wrought on the face of the by a vast amount of circumstantial eviearth. If it were possible for mortal dence at least as worthy of credence as Copyright, 1907, by Technical World Company,

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