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DOAN'S INQUIRY RESUMED.

A FAMOUS FESTIVAL.

OUR CANAL TRAFFIC.

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OUR CANAL TRAFFIC. In the important series of articles on British Canals, and the problem of turning them to more use, which is now appearing in the Windsor Maga- zine, the October instalment discusses especially questions of traffic and traction. Incidentally, the contributor says If one studies the traffic returns of the railways and canals published by the Board of Trade, it will be seen that the total freight annually carried by the two traffic systems approximates to about 485 million tons, 95 per cent. of which is handled by the railways, and 2 per cent. is local canal traffic, whilst the re- t mainder is long distance canal traffic. This latter figure probably needs some correction, since the local traffic on most of the busy canals greatly exceeds the bulk of the long distance traffic; but owing to the method of recording the returns for each canal as neither loaded nor discharged on the canal,' loaded, but not discharged on the canal,' I discharged, but not loaded on the canal,' it is more than probable that the long distance traffic is considerably inflated by repeated dupli- cation, and should be reduced by about two-thirds of its nominal value. Of course, this duplication also occurs to a small extent in the railway returns, but not to anything like the same amount, since many busy ports and industrial centres are connected by the track of a single company, whilst a long distance canal route ranges over the properties of several companies."

THE GRAMOPHONE IN STAMBOUL

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TENBY TIDE TABLE, OCT., I9OQ.

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