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L TRAIN AMBULANCE.

.RGEST VINE IN THE WORLD.

THE STATIONERS' COMPANY. T

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CIVIL SERVICE EXPENDITURE.

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THE TRADES' GUILD OF LEARNING.

COMMITTEE ON COAL.

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The select committee resumed their investigation on Monday morning, Mr. Liddell in the chair. Mr. Andrew Landale, managing partner of the Lochgelly iron and coal works, Fifeshire, stated that the cost of producing coal during the last five vears was 4*. 9 £ i. in 1868; 4s. 21ii. in 1869; 3s. lOd. in 1870; 4s. in 1871; and 7s. 4i. in 1872. The cost as far as this y«ar had gone was 8s. 61. The output of coal in 1868 was 504 tons per man in 1869, 580 1870, 554 1871, 514 j and 1872, 445. It was muca about the same this year. The selling price of coal in 1868 was 5<. lOti, per ton in 1869, 4s. 6id. in 1870, 4s. 0 £ d. in 1871, 4s. 2d. and in 1872, 9s. lOd. The selling price now was 13s. The men worked from four to four and a-half days a week. For some years, as a rule, they had always had one idle day a fortnight—the Monday after pay-day. Latterly they had taken another day, in order to pre- vent the coal owners from accumulating stock. A considerable number of the men, about two-sevenths, declined to work more than three days a week. The rise in the price of coal did not in Scotland pre- cede the increase of wages. As an ordinary rule when the coals advanced Ie. a ton the men claimed an in- crease of 4d. Associations of masters existed in Scot- land, but no attempt was ever made to regulate the prices. The health of the colliers was very good, and as a general rule they were not nearly so hard worked as other. abourers. There had been no greater con- sumption of coal by the iron trade in Scotland than formerly on the contrary, there was a falling off in the production of pig iron in Scotland last year to the extent of 70.000 tons. By Mr. Vivian The restriction upon the output of coal was due partly to the action of the men them- selves, and partly to the miners' associations. The hours of labour were fixed by the union, but the men did not put out so much coal. Mr. Gilmour, colliery owner at Kilmarnock, gave similar evidence, and the committee again adjourned.

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A BAD BITE-FOR THE ACTOR!

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