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Exhibition of 1862--the Eccentricities of genius. The London Times gives an amusing account of the extraordinary demand made for space in next year's exhibition. England and the colonies alone have demanded more than live times the space of the entire building: One of the earliest application for space was that of an inventor who, though he does not specify the nature of the articles he intends to exhibit, requires the space in every class of the industrial sections to the amount of 72,000 square feet! It must be taken, we suppose, as a proof of the versatility of genius, that we always find the professions and trades of those intractable inventors have not the remotest connection with their valuable mechanical, chemical, and warlike discoveries. Thus a clergyman may send breach-loaders and models of tremendously destructive shells, while the nurseryman and market gardener proffers improvements in surgical instruments, and the doctor a contrivance for forwarding the ripen