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A LOVE TRAGEDY.

I FEWER TRAINS. I

BACKACHE CURED FREE. I

SIR ALFRED MOND'S JOB. I

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SHOTSMAN'S ERROR.

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CLORIOUS WELSH.

ONE MASS OF POISONED SORES.

-BETTWS EISTEDDFOD.I

A REMBRANDT DISCOVERED.

MARY IN WAR TIME. )

AMMANFORD PIT FATALITY.

UNDER 300 TONS OF ROOF.

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ITINPLATE TRADE

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I TINPLATE TRADE I WHAT ABOUT NEW PROCESSES ? (By a Correspondent). Ominous clouds once again gather on the horizon of the tinplate trade. Let U6 hope they do not toreshadow very dark days, such, for instance, as those imme- the passill, of the Me- diately following the passing of the Mc- Kinley Tariff Bill. But we are by no means certain that this will not be the case, since a eimilar cause is now in operation, only brought about by different factors. We expected those lean years, and we knew they would bring much pri- vation and 6uffering; yet we could not, ordinarily speaking, escape them, for they represented an inevitable stage in industrial evolution, namely, the making by America of all the tinplates we had up iill then supplied her with, which amounted, off and on, to fully two-thirds of the British production. This was an untold loss to Wales, and it took Yea; and endless effort to recover that lost ground, which, however, wo eventually did by opening up other mar- kets. But now we are confronted by quite a I different problem—one, indeed, that in- volves the principle of the surd.al of the fittest—which surely should not be found so difficult of solution, seeing that before the evil days alluded to Britain enjoyed practically a monopoly of this trade for upwards of a hundred years. Truly then we should have learned something of tin- plate making in that time! Nevertheless, it is a too well-known Yact that we were I rapidly losing our Canadian and Ea-stern customers before the war beg-an. Why? Because America can produce at less cost and so undersell us. A cum? in which Jack has left his master behind him. This state of things can only be attributed to their improved system or manufacture—there is not the lea"t I doubt about this—yet to-day there are many prominent makers bemoaning the circumstances, but still going on as oblivious of the remedy as ever. The long period in which they had the business to themselves appear. to have unnerved them for competition with their former best customers. But the lion must he bearded in his den, or Wales will soon know itl What has been done about those papers that were read before the South Wales Institute of Engineers at Swansea nearly two years togo ? We have never heard of any attempt in this country to practically teet the processes they described. There must certainly have been some good ideas elicited there, or the system of our learned societies is nothing but a farce, since this Institute comprises well over 700 members and represents all departments of learning bearing upon tinplatc manufacture; and the money prizes offered were enough to tempt any of them. We wonder what would tempt the manufacturers to move!

SOME ECCENTRICS. I

SEA LION'S REVOLT. I

WON ON POINTS.II

I WHAT OF 19171

INVALID CHAIR COLLISION.

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I POULTRY AND PIGEONS.

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ITHE MABINOGION. I

GIRLS SING AT A FIRE.___I