Punch,  61 (1871), 151.

Substitute for "Home Rule"





Agriculture, Public Health, Internationalism, Politics, Engineering

    Believes that the issue of peat connects Ireland and sewage. Reports the formation of the Peat Engineering and Sewage Filtration Company, which has developed a process for using peat in the purification of sewage. The venture is regarded as so promising commercially that the company has contracted to work on Bradford's sewage for twenty-one years. Reports that the company's remuneration derives from the sale of peat charcoal in compound with other sewage materials. Considers the possibility of taking peat from Irish bogs, using it to treat the sewage of English cities, and then using the resulting compound of English sewage and Irish peat to improve Irish and English crops. Thinks the exchange of these agricultural 'presents' would improve Anglo-Irish relations.

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