This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
Listen to him, but next time endeavor to be out of sight about the time you expect him ; or go to see him, do as he does, and see how he likes it. If he does not wince,, be always as patient as you can be.
(A. D. G.) In our next.
(P. S. J.) Your American arbor vitaes are too near together by one half at least.
(A Subcriber, Moorfield, Kt.) - Brick is the best material for cisterns ; 9-inch wall with common mortar coated on the inside with hydraulic cement The earth on the outside should be well rammed as the work proceeds, as the weight of water would otherwise burst the cistern. Stone is the next best ; but cisterns are sometimes made by digging a circular hole and then plastering hydraulic cement immediately upon the earthen, sides.
A simple action ram with drawing pipe, will cost 40 to 50 dollars.
You can use 75 per cent of the power, 25 per cent. being lost in friction.
The amount of water thrown up is about one seventh of the supply to a height of five times the fall.
Thus, if supply is 7 gallons per minute and fall 8 feet, you can throw 1 gallon 8 X 5= 40 feet.
A waterwheel and force pump is preferable, if you can obtain water and fall enough, with a 9-feet wheel and a stream of 5 gallons per minute, 1000 gallons can be thrown to an elevation of 60 feet or more.
A singile i, final, is pronounced as Stricta venti, (pronounced vent-eye;) but when it ends a syllable not final, it has the sound of e, - as Miniulus Smithii, (pronounced Smith-e-eye) Daphne Fortunii, (pronounced Fortune-eye,) etc.