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LONDON CORRESPONDENCE.

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A NEW TRADE BETWEEN AMERICA…

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A NEW TRADE BETWEEN AMERICA AND EUROPE. A new trade has lately grown up between Europe and America which must, sooner or later, be felt in an important branch of native industry. It is not gene- rally known, but such is the fact, that American up holaterers are now exporting to Great Britain and the Continent large quantities of ready-made furniture, from kitchen chairs and tables to the most elegant accessories of the drawing-roon.. The facility with which these objects are turned out is almost mar- vellous. The native woods of America are easy to work, and susceptible of a fine polish. The wooc^ applicable to the better class furniture is so abun- dant that it is wholly superfluous to use veneers. The consequence is, that the objects are manufactured i solid, and bear much more wear and tear than articles of a similar class made in England. The prices are also much more reasonable, because skilled labour is to a great extent dispensed with, and cheap machi- nery is substituted for manual dexterity. But it is nery is substituted for manual dexterity. But it is I not only in tha matter of household furni- ture that competition is to be dreaded. The Americans are now sending us window sashes, doors, skirting boards, panel work, wainscots, and all descriptions of joinery. With this assistance the builder may regard with more composure the threat- ened strike among the carpenters. But our transat- lantic friends do not limit their interest to the living only. Tneir far-seeing benevolence takes notice of us even in death, for American coffins (vastly superior to the home made article) are to be bad in the London market at prices little more than half of those charged by native undertakers.

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RUSSIA, TURKEY, AND ENGLAND.

MR. FORSTER, M.P., AT BRADFORD.

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THE WAR. \i1 m a

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WILLS AND BEQUESTS.

.WHICH IS THE BEST PAVEMENT?

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