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THE AFGHAN REVOLT.

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IRON AND COAL. BARROW-IN-FURNESS, .Monday.âThere is still a firm and steady tone in the hematite pig iron trade, and makers are in receipt of orders which will keen their furnaces employed for some months to come. There is not much business doing for immediate delivery, but buyers are showing an inclination t'> place contracts for forward delivery, and sellers are secifring beSier price* ap to the end of the shipping season, which will remain] Jpen for about six weeks. Makers Lave to deliver a ) ] .arge tonnage of both pig iron and steel rails to Araerica, ihe continent and several of the colonies. The official I ralue of iron and steel has not been alteId, but makers f ire securing better prices. The immediate prospect is riore cheerful, and a fair business may be expected & luring the winter months. Iron ore and coal are c irmer. t MIDDLESBOROUGH, Tuesday.âThe pig iron market >pened very strong, but was quieter before the close. Prices, however, were Is. per ton better than last week, 0 nakers asking 39s. net for No. 1, 36s. and 35s. for No. 4 0 orge. The realised prices were based on 35s. for No. 3. T Che market is advancing in sympathy with Glasgow, »nt not at such a rapid rate, and the improvement at ° Vliddlesborough is considered to be more healthy than s hat in Scotland. The usual difference between Glasgow ? md Cleveland iron is 8s. a ton, now it is 12s. 6d. Thus 11 Cleveland makers have a considerable margin to work 11 n. The American demand is maintained, bona fide a iales taking place every day almost. Finished iron )rices somewhat higher, ship plates ranging from ;5 2s. 6d. to 7s. 6d. WOLVERHAMPTON, Wednesday.âThere was a little c ess eagerness to buy this afternoon, yet sales were a effected in one case for 1000 tons of pigs atfa good rise 1'1 ipon the recent minimum quotation. Cinder pigs and c few good Staffordshire pigs were unchanged. One ocal firm has orders for 10,000 tons of pigs, half at 9d. idvance on former lowest prices. Galvanised sheets vere firm. Spelter was up 5s. on the week. Purple 11 ire was dearer; its price has been doubled since American ironmasters have began to purchase it in this 1 country. Coal was cheap. t t v

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