Clipped From Semi-Weekly Wisconsin
A Curloiu Statement—A City of Gold —Rev. Mr. McCarty, in his lecture a few evenings ago on "What it is to b au American," at the Methodist church in this city, among other statements, made the following curious one con. cerning the general distribution of gold "Philadeldbia is built It is a golden city. Its He cubic in our country: on a gold mine. streets are paved with gold, its houses are built of gold. Yet," said the lecturer, "Philadelphia is not quite heaven. Under that city there is a deposit oi clay measuring 10 square miles. This stratum of clay has a thickness of about ^ feet The chemist, in applying his ;ests, has discovered that gold exists in .bat clay bed to the value of three cents n each cubic foot. Ia that vast clay deposit there arc 180.000.0CO of cubic 'eet, in which is diffused $126,000,000. There is gold enough in every brick made from it to cover it with two square ncbes of gold leaf, and within the corporate limits of that city there is more jold diffnsed than has yet been brought rom Australia and Californii." a also estimates the coal at 1,060 miles, which would furnish 7,000.000 ions annually for over 1,000,000 years.