6 MAY 1865, Page 3

Mr. F. Gisborne, who has had a good deal of

experience in the laying of electric telegraph cables, has published a clear little paper .of statistics bearing upon the subject. His conclusions seem to be that the heavier the cable and shallower the water the more uninterrupted the communication. The light cables spoil, and in very deep water every injury is fatal, for you cannot have the injured section up for repairs. The fact seems to be in this, as in most other matters, that cheap plans are inefficient plans, and that gold is a grand antiseptic.