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Royal Pensions Attacked.

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Shot-firing With Safety.

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Shot-firing With Safety. Aberaman Colliers' Patent. A discovery has been made which, it is claimed, will render shot-firing accidents in coal mines impossible. The invention has been patented by Messrs Thomas Evans and James Foley, colliers, working at Aberaman, and the principle is that of a liquid safety cartridge, a simple device, which if used during the operation of shot- firing, would, it is claimed, achieve the following results :-(1) Explosion of gases caused by the flash of flame when the charge of blasting powder is fired cannot possibly take place (2) the operation of ramming the charge into the hole is by the use of the cartridge performed safely, for the charge being enclosed ia a strongly made metal case and surrounded with a liquid, then an outer metal case, premature ignition cannot take place (3) unexploded charges are easily found either among tke debris in the pit or in the subsequent handling of the coal. The cartridge consists of an inner metal liner or sleeve into which th charge with the detonator is placed; this liner or sleeve is then inserted into a stiff metal case of cigar or bullet- nose shape, the intervening space be- tween the two cases being filled with a liquid (not water) for extinguishing the flame when the charge is fired. The shape of the cartridge permits it to be safely driven into irregular holes of a certain degree, i.e., it will always j follow the drill. By the tests carried out the inventors find that the blasting power of the charge is in no way dimin- ished by being enclosed. Extensive trials have been carried out both in tke open, in quarries, and in the coal face.

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Training School, Aberdare.

Wales and Music.

Musical Successes.

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AN ANCIENT SPORT.

Fire at Aberdare.

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