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. COLLISION OFF LUNDY.

"ALL OVER IN THREE MINUTES."

STEAMER CAPTAIN'S STORY.j

SAFE WITH THEIR FAMILIES.

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!WALES OR WHITEHALL?i

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CRIME ABOARD A BARGE

j SHIPWRECKED CREW ON BOARD

----PUMPED A PINT OF WHISKEY…

■j YEAR OF REVOLUTION.

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GERMAN NEGOTIATIONS SUSPENDED.

NEATH COAL SYNDICATE.

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SWANSEA UNION ESTIMATES.

EX-CWMAVON CHEMIST.

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EX-CWMAVON CHEMIST. DISCOVERER OF BASIC PROCESS DECLARED INSANE. Probably few readers of the painful pro- ceedings at Shrewsbury, which ended on Thursday in the declaration; that Mr. Percy Gilchrist must be considered insane, have realised what the world owes to this dis- tinguished practical scientist (writes the "Daily Chronicle.") Yet he was one of the two young investigators who less than thirty years ago discovered a. process which came as a finishing touch to Bessemer. s great work, and revolutionised the steel in- dustry. The leader in the discovery of what is known as the Basic process was, of course, the late Mr. Sidney Gilchrist Thomas, but from the first his cousin, Mr. Percv Gil- christ. took an active part in probing a mys- tery which had puzzled the first metallur- gists of the day. The question which was agitating the minds of the ironmasters was how to manu- facture steel from pbospboretic ores. There were immense deposits of this clacs of iron- stone in the country, particularly in Cleve- I land, and vast sums had been spent in the effort to get rid of the acid, the presence of which prevented the conversion of the iron and steel. When Sidney Gilchrist Thomas undertook the task he was a clerk in a London police-court, and a chemical student at the Birkbeck Institution. At that time MT. Percy Gilchrist was en- gaged as chemist at Cwmavon ironworks. South Wales. He took up hie cousin's en- terprise with enthusiasm, and was enabled to make those practical experiments which were so necessary* and so valuable. The re- sult of it all1, after many failures and dis- appointments, was Thomas and his compan- ion found that by lining the Bessemer converter with brick from basic lime the molten mass was dephosphorised. perhaps the discovery was too simple for the ironmasters, or the discoverers too ob- scure, for when, in 1878, tbe result, was an- nounced at the meetings of tho fr-n and Steel Institute, the announcement was ig- ored. But that is an old story, and pro- bably there is more basic 3teel made to- day than steel of any kind.

SWANSEA GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL…

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SWANSEA AND MUMBLES LINE AND…

I STABBED AT A CARNIVAL.

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--.------.;.;..:" LOCAL COMPANIES.

---_..-.... FIVE FAILURES.

MUMBLES DEBTOR AND HIS WIFE

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. (

ONE OF THE UNEMPLOYED.

FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR.