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THE RAID ON BOGUS CLUBS.

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THE TITHE AGITATION.

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THE TYNM V. THE TAFF.

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THE TYNM V. THE TAFF. Mr. R. Urwln thus writes to the Shipping World: —On previous occasions it has been found neces- sary to point out and correct misleading com- parisons between the statistics of the trade of the Tyne and of Cardiff. This still appears to be requisite, as I see tttatundertlie heading Pro- gress of the Port of Cardiff," at page 191 of the Shipping World for November, the two ports are again contrasted, and, as in former cases, on the basis of partial figures only, taken from the Annual Statement of the Navigation and Shipping of the United Kingdom, and it is stated that Cardiff oCCupies" the position of the second largest port in the export trade of the United Kingdom." If. in quoting the fig ares givett in his communication, your corre- pondfent's object is to indicate the actual volume of trade out. of the respective ports last year, and not merely a portion of such trade, it is somewhat curious that hu should deal with the tonnage of vessels cleared with cargo to foreign ports and British possessions only, instead of the entire clearances of vessels with cargo to all places. These are shown at page 191 of the return referred to, and are as follow Tyne ports, 6 422,199 tons Liverpool, 6.391,112; London, 6,012,415; Cardiff, 5,252,540 Newport, 1,856,438 Swansea. 1,247.699 tons. "So: that tha- Ty-m ranks first accord- ing to this list, and Cardiff fourth. Similar means are not at han'd for testing your correspondent s statement of the coal shipments at Cardiff in 1835, which presumably include bunker coal; but with- out disputing its accuracy or seeking to disparage the grf'at Welsh coal port, it is interesting to observe that, deducting from his figures the ship- ments according to ''Browne's Export List" (8 484,994 tons), the bunker coal is represented by a total of 1,181,000 tons, or nearly 14 per cent, of the quantity shipped as cargoes sgainst lOf par cent. (neajlvj in the Tyno. The well-wishers of Cardiff may be excused for their anxiety to see it attain to the proud distinction of being the premier port in the United Kingdom, but "facts aro chiels that winna ding," and no manipulation of statis- tics or incomplete or invidious fcomparisons will promote or expedite the realisation of their desires.

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HEAVY FINES AT PENARTH.