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SOME FEMALE POISONERS.

HUNG, DRAWN, AND BURNT.

THE POPULAR POISON.

OUR FIRST FEMALE POISONEF.

" ARSENIC ALWAYS ARSENIC."I

WHEN DOCTORS DISAGREE, &C.

A CAM OF ARSENIC : " NOT PROVEN."

THE STORY OF MADELBIKS SMITH.

ONCE TOO OFTEN.

ANOTHER WHOLESALE POISONER.

ICHERCHEZ L'HOMME.

SHOCKING DEATH OF A YOUNG…

A NEW PURSE.

';I" HUMOUR.

A FIDDLE WITH A HISTORY.

TRADE REPORT. !

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TRADE REPORT. During the past week the shipments of steam coal from Cardiff have been considerably below the average. A circumstance which in some measure may be accounted for by the fact that work at the collieries was very irregular up to Thursday morning. Since then business has resumed its normal condition, but the demand for our leading staple on Friday and Saturday was hardly up to the expectations of the colliery proprietors. Buyers and sellers alike, however, appear to the regard of the lull as one of a tem- porary nature, and as a consequence the old prices are still quoted firmly. In the fuel trade there is considerable activity, and most of the local manufacturers are well supplied with orders. The market for this commodity continues firui Steam Coal. -As foreshadowed above, the market for steam coal Saturday was inclined to be sluggish, and the inquiries for all qualities were unquestionably below the average. Prices, however, were practically unaltered, the follow- ing being the ruling quotations Best coals 13s to 14s. secondary sorts 12s 3d to 12s 6d. Monmouthshire lis 3d to lis 6d, and small steam 6s 9d to 7s. Hottse Coal.-The sales of bituminous coal to- were very limited. No. 2 Rhondda was selling at 9s 6d to ICe, and No 3 at 118 6d, small of the latter quality being scarce at 9s 6d. Patent Fuel. —The patent fuel market con- tinues healthy, and last prices are well main- tained. Coke.-Makers of this staple are very busy and both foundry and furnace cokes are still in strong request at 20s and 19s respectively, with every indication of a further advance in the near future. Pit wood. -The demand for this commodity is now equal to the supply. To-day good wood was firmly quoted at 17s 6d to 17s 9d. Manufactured It-on and Stetl. -The general condition of the finished iron and steel trades is very satisfactory. All the local works are well employed, and prices have an upward tendency. The following are the latest quotations Welsh • bars, £ 65. k>.£6 10s; sheet iron (singles), F,8 10s ^to £ 9f.o.t. at works steel rails, heavy sections, 5 to 10s light sections, 96 5a to £ 6 10s f.o.t.; steel sheets (singles), £9 10s, to XlO Bessemer steef tin-plate blooms, JE4 12t 6d to fA 15s tin-plate Jbars, £5 to E5 10s Siemens best tin-plate bars, £5 7s 6d to 25 10s. Freights.-In the outward freight market steam chartering was moderately active, and a good all round business was effected. Rates for the Sicilian, Italian, Egyptian, and Black Sea ports ruled firm. Spanish and Gibraltar freights were quiet. Quotations for the French Bay ports were also quiet, and there was no change in Eastern and Western freights. Homeward rates from Decido, Povena, Salto Cabello, and Bilbao ruled firm, wfth a good inquiry for steamers to load for Cardiff, Newport, and the other South Wales ports. There was also an improved inquiry for tonnage to load at Carth- agena and Huelva for East and West Coast ports U.K. In the sail market there was a steady inquiry for tonnage to load for South American ports, Monte Video. Rio de Janeiro, and the Brazils, and for those directions rates ruled firm. TIN;—A quiet and uneventful market has ruled in this metal during the week, and a few words will suffice to record the transactions. On Friday, the 4th inst., the market was more or less neglected, the few transactions that were done being upon the baiis of £ 89. 7s. 6d. to £ 89 12s. 6d. cash, and 289 12s. 6d. to 290 three months. On Tuesday morning Straits developed a weakness, from which they did not recover all the day, and only a limited businel's was done. Cash nominally ruled at B89 to £ 89 15s., and three months were not dealt in to a recordable extent. The weakness contined throughout the next day (Wednesday), and sellers were rather disposed to let their warrants go at jE83 15s. to JE89 cash, and about 12s. 6d. to 15s. more three months but as these rates business was hardly better than nominal. On Thursday morning warrants were sold for cash at 288 12s. 6d. to 288 15s., and for three months at 989 5s. to 289 10s. During the afternoon sellers were rather disposed to let their parcels go at £88 15s. cash, but buyers were not anxious to secure the warrants, and business was therefore limited. Australian rules at J688 17s. 6d. to 10s. better three months. TINPLATES. London. — There is a somewhat better inquiry, and buyers have been less disin- clined to place orders at makers' rates. Taking advantage of this movement, slight and relatively unimportant as it is, makers have raised their quotations to 13s. 3d. to 13s. 9d. per box for 1. C's Live i-I)ool. -There is a wonderful revival of inter- est in the tinplate trade this week. Not only have the inquiries become very numerous, but orders and offers are also brisk. These, however, are not up to sellers' limits yet, though they are in advance of what buyers have been offering for many weeks past. Tinplates and terneplates seem to be making a new move upwards, and buyers are inclined to pay for their actual requirments. They are some unusually clever people who still boast that they can buyer cheaper now, when plates are actually on the rise, than they have ever done during the past period of depression. There are some well-assorted specifications of both Bessemer and Siemens steel plates in the coke-tin grade, and these make up good round numbers as to totals. The coke and charcoal tinplates and terneplates are also looking up. Prices are Coke tini and Bessemer-steel cokes, 13s. to 13s. 9d. and 13s. 6d. I.O. Welsh shipping ports; wasters, lis. 6d. to lis. 9d. and 12s. Siemens-steel cokes, 13.. 6d. to 13s. 9d. and 14s.; wasters, 12s. and 12s. 34. to 12s. 6d. charcoal tins, 14s. to 15s. 6d. and 16s. to 17s. best charcoals, 17s. 6d. to 18s. 6d. and 20s. I.C. terneplates, 24s. and 25s. to 26s. and 27s. to 28s.; terne wasters, 22s. and 23s. to 24s., all delivered Wales. Lead is being offered less freely, and neces-1 sarily values are stiff, at £ 12 10s. to £ 12 10s. 6d. | for foreign, and 2s. 6d. more for English. MAKE AND SHIPMENT OF TINPLATB. The Swansea Harbour Trustees have furnished the following official return of tinplates received from the makers, works, and shipped and held in stock Week ending Last Corresponding Aug. 2,1889. week. week last year. Boxes. Boxes. Hoxes. Received. 43,716 54,555 54120 Shipped. 27,306 59,741 46,244 In Stock. 144,554 128,144 74,004

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THE TITHE BILL.

THE EGYPTIAN QUESTION.'

THE IRISH VOTES.

THE MAYBRICK TRIAL.

THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES.

GENERAL BOULANGER'S CASE.

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