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ders, properly filled in, must be ddi*ere4
to me at the Town Hall, Woolwich, not
later than la noon on Thursday, Octobrt
94, 1007, in envelopes endorsed ** Tendei
for Coal." The Council do not bind
themselves to accept the lowest or ao^
tender.

By order,

ARTHUR B. BRYCESONi
TownCkck.

Town Hall, Woolwich.

Niw South Wales, December 11.-
Tenders will be received at the ofiice c
the Deputy Postmaster-General, Sjdae^
for the supply and delivery, at the Ccntrt
Exchange, Gieneral Post OflBce, Sydoci
of the following : i/)0o telephones, wal
common battsry ; joo telephones, taWj
common battery. Specifications may \
seen at the office of the •* Ekctrid
Review."

Niw Spurn Walks (Sydney), Noroj
ber 6.— The Water and Sewerage Boai
require tenders for centrifugal pomps ai
electric motors for the low-level sewera^
system of Sydney. \

SovTH Australia, Janoarv 8, IQ08,!
One common battery switchboard ai
3,000 subscribers' telephones (specific
tion No. 166) for the Deputy Postraasi^
General, Adelaide. Specifications d
be seeh at the Commonwealth Office, \
Victoria Street, S.W.

Victoria, January 7. 1908.— The Po'
master-General requires tenders fori
sections of a common-battery swl^
board and 3,000 subscribers' telepboi
and other apparatus, for the tcle~*^
exchange at Windsor.



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TonM4g9, Kmat,



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JOHN ADAMS &

•ROAD OMS

NEWCASTLEiON-1




)ci 17, 1907.] THB BOABD OF TRADB JOUBNAL.— ^(foertw o m ow to.




Putc <#lass
CincLcs.



Diormie Lenses.

JAMES STEVENS s SON,

VIOTORIA GLASS WORKS,

DARTMOU TH STREET, BIR MINBHAIHI,

FIiAIN & DIOPTIUO, IN ALL OOLOUKS,

FOR 8HIP8' LAMPS,

Every Description of Glass (or Mnjs and sups.



Qlasscs.






Bevcllcd Miimoiis.



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CO



■cut 4 BcvcLLCD Qlam

OP CVCRY DCSCRIFriON.



BUHRCR ShAOCS.




r through EMQUSH MBtHMAMTM or
LAMr



WM^mAKMMS,



Pavement Lenses.



HOBBS, HART & CO., ntd.,

OBIGINAL HANUFAOTUEEBS OF

BENT BODY STEEL SAFES,



TO MBBT AILIL RISKI



STRONG ROOM AND PARH WALL DOORS.

CONSTRUCTORS OP BULLION VAULT AND MUNIMBNT ROOMS.



MAVUVAOTUXnUi OV



LONDON -MADE LOCKS

won Afc.fc. MQUIR»MKMT».

"t^EW CENTURY LATCHES,"

mrrra smaIaIa soiaID warra.

an tiM •Imeats off HOBBS & Co/s well-knowii security without tho |
tod odjttitmoiito common to most smoll-keyod locks.

pmoe usTS Fmee on appuca tiom.



Showrooms : 76, CHEIAPSIDEI, LONDON, EI.C.

Qmnmral OfHomm wmd Workm t
ARUNOTON STREET, ISLINQTON, LONDON, Hi^^



ly



THB BOABD OF TRADE JOTJBJS AJL^AdveH immmU i. [Oct. 17, im



WIGAN COAL & IRON Co.



ciiiZiMixnio),

IVIGAN, liANGASHIRE,



PRODUCERS OF



M Hoi m, Gas, A Steam Coah, A Dp CumL

iUNUFA^TURKIIS OW

"KIRKLESS HALL" FOUNDRY AND FORGE PIG UHM
FERRO MANGANESE AND 8PIECELEI8EN.



BRjLN-ns "e:bc- ^iTiD "WiGiVN



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STEgL tMGOrn, 9LOOMS, BILLETS, TlthMATE
BARS, ROUNDS, SQUARES, FLATS, ANQLBSi
TEES, STRIPS, «e., made by SIEMEM'SBASm
PROCESS, In any hardnesm of Steel.



(SIEMENS'



STEEL



^



PRO!



MANUFACTURERS OF

IPECIAL aUAUTT, MM 9te«L Boiler Ftotw* SUp
C hft i a eU, Taes, Zadi, Beami, Ban, Hoopi, Tabt 8lrlpt»
Vail atrifi, lioama, BUtote, Balli.

tnn A9B AXIiBS for LooomotiTtf» %o.» fcc.

KAVGIHa by HydranUe Maeliinet.

l^BOItfGS for LocomotlTe, Marine and







23, K(|lt
EldUilllUN,

G LASGOW .

«raphlc Address: **8TEtL, GLASGOW."

pb, He wton ft Bloclutlni yht\k ^Ulgf*^

sous XAXSSa OF

ddess Anchor and Wright's Ftriient
Aior: also makers of aB (n*dteai7
b\ Trotman's. Admirally Rktioms.

uigiiizea oy vj v^ v,/ 'j^ l\^



Jct.i7.iaa7.]



TSB BOABD OF TRJlIU! JOUIUSIAL.



U8T OF PRINOIPIL POlLIGinONB OF THB MUD OF TRIDB.

^ 1$ jWMA«M£f, mther 4w€eUy or thron^K My SooksMor, jfrcm an/^ of the /ollowkig Agents, vi^. .*
WTMAM 4 SONS, Ltd., Fkftsb Laits^ B.O. ;
And fioa tktir nlMigeafai, a. STBEtIT A Oo., Lrix, 80, Odbvhilii, London, B.0.
OLIVEB & 9iOYD, Ttv:wk»dal9 Coitat, Eaikbuboh ; or,
EDWASn FOkKSONBT. IM. Oaai>«ov flvRsa*. Diiai.nr.

Ions for the Year 1906.
>l8. 1, and U. for 1905,

SM5/07.] ftke8«.
adpal Countries of th»



8690/07.] Price 1«. 24
in the United Kingdoi*
loia and the pdnoipal



AmSiSaSgto



8107/06.] Prio©:7». 2«l>

Sept, 1907. i;7.vin.]
the Trade and (Vnmneree of certain Foreign Ooimtriee and British Poseessions. 69. YII. Price 4f<l.

Elslit Empire and In Htm pilivcip^l

It Mm [Od. 1761/1908.] Price
fQ^J Price 6d. Bupplmmtny

. 1|; the Boaid of Ti^de. [Of.
by1i||%Bom|oe«rade. Bra^

in.Wm^vitsfd^ [Od. tMa;]

Board of Xrade. [Q^ 2518/05^j



in 1902-Oi, wifti Oompaxatiie
LstOotober, 1906. [Od. 8Mff/06.}
the United Kingdom and some

i retertaoe to their Proceedtngp.
* Wheai PMdnotion for Bzport

idpal Oonntries of Europe, tie
ralia hj the Advisory Oommittee

leal Tables for a atfias of years.



the Board of Trade (Price Ids)
Digii:fei©e,E.a} or OliTcr ft Boyd,



TflJO J5UAIftD UJr TJIAUIB JWiUS^Llr^AO iVemm m miB. IKJCl. Uf iw



CONTRACTORS TO THE ADMIk?ALTY.





The PARKGATE IRON AND
STEEL Co.,Ld.

PARKGATE IRON WORKS,
ROTHERHAM, YORKS.

na ntov, ud «f an uads of BomR, locomotiti num, bumi, cnaunum t»A otkar

?L1TEB, SHXR8, AVOU, m, BIVXT ud BAX IBQV of n«tj dMcriptiim, HOOFS, Plida «
8pl*7«d wd VoMd, OOLLIZBT KAILS. OAS ud lOOOMOTITI TUBS STXIPS. in both

IROl^ & STSSlLi (SIEMENS PROCESS).

STEEL PLATES of the LABOEST SIZES, indadin; 11 feet 9 inehes diameter.

SPRING STEEL AND SPECIAL BILLETS FOR
WIRE OF GUARANTEED ANALYSIS.

SiCEEL SLABS from 36 inchea wide ft 10 inches thick to 5 inches wide ft 1 Inch thicL

STEEL BILLETS & BLOOMS, FROM 10 IN. TO 1 1N. SQUARL

STEEL oftht HI6BEST QDALITT to the ADHIRALTT, BOARD of TRADE, LIOTDS, and Other TESTS.



k^ JjAf Wire Cloth, Wire Work, aid Brash Muafactwcn.

WIRE^I^^IgprGUnii ^ pARNIE STREET, A 109^ TRONQATE,

^ /? A H ^ ox. Asoo^Bir.



WIBB BRUU M1K1B1.-B<I1« Mta bndiM fDV cvtfj type of hoSkatt Bottto

Hand), Milk Sepftmlw BrmhM, not BrmhM, Veuidry BnMliei-«i«i

BnidiM, tee
wnB OLOTH.-AllBiMliMof wlMclodilBAUBittalsvoTwbyoiir ovB Patent Antonntft

Wt mntenipMlnltyof Itrentf OAR BTBIL Win Cloth ItoQoM btiMtlMi and

tftntndly. BnqnlriM lollelted.
BOTTLE BOAKHO BASKITS. -Onr Patut Bottto BoaUn^ Basktt fDV Bottto loifclBtf

away tht bMt onthtmarkate BBYEB taqnifi rapatrln<. WIBBB eannot diUt na BMtttt bav
I InuM. Write for Lilt.






ADMIRALTY CHARTS, "rl

QAM BB OBTAnrSD VBOM

J. D. POTTER,

AdmiraUy Agent by AppHnimetU^

BKIN'ORZES, r.OZI'DOll', ]

OFFICIAL CATALOGUE OF CHARTS (4-00 PAGES). 1«.



let 17, 1907.] THI BOABD OF TBADB J0X7ENAL. vii

Soarti of Wv^t journal.

. OOTOBEB 17, 1907.



OOnSTTEUTS.

PAGE

Openings for British Trade 101

Britiih Domimani, J'^'..*—
Britiih Jsufio.— Tenders for Bails and Fishplates, Crossings and Switches, Railway

Materials^ Blate Girder Spans, and Bridgework.
CMuuUt^ — Commercial Bnqaiiies.
AuHralian Commonvoedlth — ^Tenders for Cast-iron Pipes.
South Atutralia.—Teaden for Cotton Waste.
Foreign CmmUrie9 •*—
Openings for Trade in Norway, Germany, Belgium, Francej Algeria, Fortngal,
Spain, Italy, Anstria-Hungary, Bulgaria and Siam.

Sxkibitiom. — Borgosesia (Italy).

British Trade Abroad (China) 113

Cessos of Prodnetion 114

Pfttaits and Bedgns Aot, 1907 115

Trade of Foreign Conntries and British Possessions 117

loUce to Trayellers to or throngh Bnssia 118

toman Import Trade in Cattle Food 119

Berieiiltnr^ in Crete 120

Boycott of Japanese Be-reel Factories 122

Proposed Tariff Changes 124

British East Africa Protectorate. Norway.

Tariff Changes and Costoms Begolations 126

Australian Commonwealth. Cape of Gkxxl Hope. Dominion of Canada. Germany.
Bgypt. Spain. Boumania. Venezuela. Argentine Bepublic. Colombia. San
SalTador.

supping and Transport 131

Dredging of the Straits of Kertch. Commercial Harbour at Brest. Harbour Works
at Kobe.

Knsnls, Ketals, and Machinery 133

SydTaranger Iron Company, Limited (Norway). Copper Mining in Greenland.
Substitution of Open-hearth Steel for Bessemer Steel in the United States.
Manganese Ore and Asbestos in the Philippine Islands. Oil Well in Gotsu Bay
(Japan).

igrisittwe 135

Maize and Millet Harrest in Bhodesia. Wine and Olive Oil Production in Spain.
Vintage in Sicily. Cotton Cultivation in Italian East Africa. Olive Oil Crop in
Istzia.

KiseeDaneooa 138

Fishenr Statistics of the United Kingdom for September. State of the Labour
Market of the United Kingdom in September. German Bourse Law : Reform
demanded. Sicilian Sumach Trade. Trade of Dairen.

Statistiaa ntbki Ul

OottoB Betans.

Oom Prices*

Imports of A^cultoral Produce.

Bankruptcy i^nj^andioid^ Wales).

SoTOuient PiUieations 145

Board of Trade Betuins and Labour Gazette. Note of certain Government Publica-
tions having 1^ bearing upon trade, issued daring the week. j

.lotless ... ... ..; ^19.-^°7..^^SF 1«



viii THB BOABD Of tBABS 30XJBXtALf''-AJhtrimmmU$. [Oct. IT, 1»



OontnMton to thi War OfflM and prIiiAlpiu Balhny flwnpaiilti. ■ h^

ANY KIND OF TYRE, BUFFER &c BY THE LB.

THi: BEST QUALITY ONLY AT LOWEST MILL JPBICES

SXOM THB

Largest aod Most Up-to-date Rubber Mills in Great Britaii.



Write for Latest rric— an

TIIC SIRDAR RUBRER CO., LTD^ 34» Baker Street^ tendon, W.

Worki: Bhirlaad Koad, PaddixMftoii, tiondon, HT. Tdigfaphio AddxMbM: "BMtt.^

Depots: 6, I^xooniiSi, Dmblim^ North St., Olaoiow; OhiriM Cfeoii^ Qla^ 6660 Otatanl, MennhMta



BEST ENGLISH MILK.

** OCEAN '* BRAND. No addlttoa of water requifML

Propand tor

S. REESE & WM,

SPECIALLY PREPARED LIVKA^OOl..
FOR EXPORT.

ORDER TNROUQH SHIPPCRS.



JOSEPH 6ARDNER i SONS,

Forei^ Hani anil Msj Wood lerchants,

LIVERPOOL AND LONDON.

Importen -^t Baefirood, Blaok Bbonj. Blaokwood, Bird MfB lEiidei
Boxwood, Finok ^•dMatfOorni9ifO<>Q6b6lOtOoaaMW

lAgnnm Yltm^ Partridgewood, Pmrdrnmonii BoMwood, BaUoo. Batlnwood,
Bnakewood, Vulipwood, Walnnft (OlroMilm mod Oiniirlmi)» Tmrtrea,
Zapatero, Zebrawood, Ac, Ae.

lajLnfaotiireis of Asli Boat Oais, Handspikes, and ol
Gomel and Persimmons Shnttle Blocks.



M«npliic KMressas-R A R HN F B I HX55E29*-



Oct. 17, 1907.] THE BOABD OF TBADE JOUBNAL.



101



THE



§0artr d Cratrt ^mxnixl



Vol. LIX.]



October 17, 1907.



[No. 668



The Offices of the Commercial Intelligence Bran6h of the
Board of Trade are at 73, Basinghall Street, London, E.C. —
roistered telegraphic address, " Advantage, London," Code — 5fh
S^tion A.B.C., telephone number 12807 Central. A statement
of the objects and work of the Branch will be found on p. 147.

The attention of British traders is directed to the Sample
Boom, where the foUowinfjj are on view, with other exhibits: —



Samples.


Bef erence in " Board
of Trade Journal."




Date.


Page.


Locallj manafactiired native silk from Cyprus

Gom anbic fsom Egypt

Talc from Veneenela

Salt from Dealesville, Orange Biver Colony

Locally dyed cotton cloth sold in ChungkiDg

Pmit of the JfyrUtica seb^era and its product MyrUtina
(a vegetable fat) from Guatemala

Mangrove bark from Inhambane

Ifonadte sand, manganese ore, cocoa, coffee, rubber,
wfaale^l, rosewood, camauba wax and coqnilho nuts
from the State of Bahia

Cotton goods sold in Uskub

Baia wax from lf<idaga8car

Silk produced by improved methods at Hochou

••Pochote" fibre, cleaned, from Mexico

Angola root rubber, and Pungo Andongo rubber

Sardines canned at Nagasaki

Baik, also pine-apple fibre, from Inhambane

Silk and cocoons from PeisiA

Cotton cloth sold in Albania


17th Oct., 1907
«rd „ „

26th Sept., ;,'
12th „ „

6th „

■22nd Aug., „

Ist „ „

4th July, „

» i> >»

M II It

27th June, „
20th „
18th „
6th „ „

If n H


120

88

89

616

618

481

477

C376

<;882

C888

280

89

84

84

621

676

626

466-9

472



The following Special Trade Enquiry Offices are also at
73, Basinghall Street, E.C: — ^India, Dominion of Canada,
Queensland, Transvaal and Orange River Colony. Statements
of the objects and work of these Enquiry Offices will be found
on pp. 147-8. ^___^_____^______^_^^___

OPENINGS FOR BRITISH TRADE.

BRITISH INDIA.

The Secretary of State for India in Council is prepared to receive
tenders for the supply of — 1. Bails and fish-
plates, hearing plates and coach screws;
2. Crossings and switches. The conditions of
contract may be obtained on application to the
Director-General of Stores, India Office, White-



Balls and

fish-phtteSi ftc.,

Crossings and

Switches.



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102 THE BOABD OF TRADE JOUBNAL. [Oct. 17, 1907.

Openings for British Trade.



BRITISH mUlh-cantinued.

hall, S.W., and tenders are to be delivered at that office by 2 p.m.
on the 22nd October in the case of 1, and on the 29th October in
the case of 2.

Copies of the schedules, specifications and conditions of contract
may be seen at the Commercial Intelligence Branch of the Board
of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street, E.C.

The Directors of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Kailway
are prepared to receive up to noon on the 22nd
Bailway ICaterials. October, tenders for the supply of the follow-
ing: — 1. Helical and volute springs; 2.
Laminated springs ; 3. Axles for locomotives ; 4. Tyres for loco-
motives ; 5. Paints, &c. ; 6. Wrought-iron and mila steel bolts,
nuts, rivets, &c. Tenders must be made on forms, copies of which,
with specifications, can be obtained at the Comj)any*s Offices,
Gloucester House, 2, 3 and 4, Bishopsgate Street Without, London,
E.C, on payment of 2l5. each (which will not be returned). The
Directors do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any
tender.

The East Indian Railway Company are prepared to receive tenders

fli ♦ ii* A ^^^ *^® siipply and delivery of slate girder spans

Bia^ ttiitter ^^ f^ g ^^ ^ ^^ ^^ 9 ^^^ ^5 ^^ ^ ^^^ gg ^ j^ j^

^ • overall), in accordance with specifications to be

seen at the Company's Offices, Nicholas Lane, London, E.C.
Tenders are to be sent to the Secretary, marked "Tender for
Spans," not later than noon on the 23rd October. The Company
reserve the right to divide the order, also to decline any tender
without assigning a reason, and do not bind themselves to accept
the lowest or any tender. For each specification a fee of \L 1*. is
charged, which cannot under any circumstances be returned.

The Board of Directors of the Burma Railways Company, Limited,

are prepared to receive tenders for the supply

Bridgework. of bridgework (twenty-one spans of 40 feet and

three of 30 feet). Specifications and forms of

tender may be obtained at the Company's offices, 199, Gresham

House, Old Broad Street, London, E.C. For each specification a

fee of 20«. vrill be charged, which will not be returned. Tenders

in sealed envelopes, endorsed " Tender for Bridgework," must be

delivered not later than noon on the 24th October. The Board of

Directors do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any

tender.



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Oct 17, 1907.] THB BOASD OW ntABB 70TTBNAL. 103

Openings for BtUuh Trade.

CANADA.

The following commercial enquiries have been received at the

GommATcial C>i*><><fti^ Government Oi&ees, 17, Tietoria Street,

^~^r*^ London, S.W., whence further information
^ • regarding them may be obtained: —

HOMB ENQUIBIBS.

Enquiry is made by a Lancashire firm for the names of Canadian
bee-keepers in a position to export honey to Great Britain.

A Scottish firm manufacturing enamelled iron plates of all
descriptions and stamped steel wares are seeking to extend their
business with Canada.

A London firm desire to be placed in touch with large Canadian
wholesale houses dealing in spices, tobaccos, sagos, and gums, with
a view to establishing an export trade.

Enquiry is made by a London firm for the names of large houses
in the principal commercial centres of Canada with the view of
establishing an agency in the Dominion for a well-known British-
made arc-lamp.

A London firm in a position to supply regularly large quantities
of common salt desire to be placed in communication with Canadian
manufacturers requiring supplies from time to time.

A North of England firm interested in chemicals of various kinds •
desire to be placed in touch with Canadian importers.

A well-known varnish manufacturer desires to be placed in
communication with Canadian users.

A ShefiSeld firm are seeking to extend their trade with Canada
in table cutlery, spoons and forks, electro-silver plate, electro-nickel
plate, Britannia metal goods, badges, buttons, jewels, ftc.

A London firm who ship quantities of railway material, stores,
&c, ask to be placed in touch with Canadian concerns desirous of
appointing buying agents for all classes of goods manufactured in
Great Britain.

CANADIAN ENQUIBIES.

Enquiry is made from Nova Scotia for the names of English
firms importing spool wood.

A Montreal firm which will shortly be buying palm oil in large
quantities have asked to be referred to liie largest dealers in
London and Liverpool.

A Toronto firm of manuflActurers' agents are seeking to get into
communication with English and Scottish manufacturers who
desire *to establish an agency in Canada.

A correspondent in Toronto desires to be placed in touch with
British manufacturers of ready-made men's clothing, and also with
concerns which undertake made-to-measure work for the trade.

Enquiry is made respecting any English firm or company
manumcturing carborundum.

Note. — For further information regarding any of the above,
application should be made to the High Commissioner for Canada,
17, Victoria Street, S.W. ^ .

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104 THE BOAED OF TRADE JOUBNAL, [Oct 17, 1907,

Openings for British Trade.

CAHAUA—conHtiued.
The following commercial enquiries have been received at the
Canadian Government City Trade Branch, 73, Bairinghall Street, S.C,
whence farther information regarding them may he obtained : —

HOMB EHQUIRIE&

A firm manufacturing hand and steam pumps, general and
sanitary fittings and brass goods for marine and land use woidd like
to get into communication with Canadian firms in a position to
introduce their manu&ctures.

A company manu£EU)turing roller-bearings for railway and tram-
way rolling stock of all descriptions, and for all kinds of rotary
machines, seek a resident Canadian Agent possessing a connexion
in the engineering industry.

A company manufacturing golf clubs, balls and other requisites
wish to get into touch with firms in the leading Canadian cities
prepared to act as their agents.

CANADIAK ENQUIBIE&

A company in Victoria, British Columbia, would be pleased to
get into correspondence with United Kingdom manufacturers of
motors wishing to do business in that part of the Dominion.

A company in Halifax, Nova Scotia, are in a position to under-
take the sale of PortUnd cement and other building materials.

Note. — For further information rewding any of the above,
iqpplication should be made to the Canadian Government City
Trade Branch, 73, Basinghall Street, E.C.

AUSTRALIAN OOMMON WEALTH.

The Board of Trade have received from their Correspondent at
Melbourne (Mr. Max Hirsch) copies of the
Cast-iron pipes. specification and conditions issued in connexion
with a call for tenders for the supply and
delivery at Brisbane of cast-iron pipes. Tenders are to be
delivered to the Deputy Postmaster-General, Brisbane, by noon on
the 9th December.

The specification and conditions may be inspected by British
manufacturers at the Commercial Intelligence Branch of the
Board of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street, London, E.C. Tender
forms, &c., may be obtained at the Australian Commonwealth
OflSces in London, 72, Victoria Street, S. W., where also preliminary
deposits on tenders may be paid.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

Tenders will be recaived at the Supply and Tender Board Office,

Adelaide, up to 3 p.m. on the 26th November,

Cotton Waste. for the supply and delivery at the Public Stores,

Port Adelaide, during a period of two years



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Oct 17, 1907.] THE BOABD OF TBADE JOlHEtNAL. 105

Openingt for British Trade,

from the 30th April, 1908, of 180 tons of white cotton waste.
Samples must be submitted with tenders, but in the event of
samples not being available, the waste must be strictly in accord-
ance with the standard samples marked A and B, which can be
seen at the Public Stores, Port Adelaide. Twenty tons are to be
delivered early in May next, and the same quantity in each of the
months July and October, 1908, January, April, July and October,.
1909, and January and April, 1910.

Forms of tender can be obtained at the Supply and Tender
Board Office, and from the Chief Storekeeper, Public Stores, Port
Adelaide. No tender will be recognised unless on the proper'
printed form. Tenders should be endorsed "Tender for white
cotton wast^." The successful tenderer will be required, within
seven days of date of notice of acceptance, to make a deposit
ci 502. as security for due fulfilment of contract. Neither the
lowest nor any tender will necessarily be accepted.

NORWAY.

HJU[. Legation at Qiristiania report that statements have recently
Harbour Works '^PP®*^ ^ ^^^ Norwegian Press to tfie effect
•and AvnliiiiiCM. * ^®^^ works are shortly to be undertaken in

Appliances. ^^ harbour of Christiania to cope with the
coasiderable inorease in goods traffic which is expected on the
opening of the railway between the capital and Bergen. It is
stated that the Christiania Harbour Board propose to enter into an
agreement with the Government for an extension of the Gr6nali
Quay, in order to provide sufficient wharfs^e. It is further pro-
posed to proceed immediately to improve the old Gr6nali Quay by
placing railway lines, cranes, and other up-to-date appliances for
the handling of merchandise. It is expected that the alterations
will be completed in 1910, and the extension of the auay in 1913.
It is estimi^ed that the whole of the new works will cost about
1,500,000 kroner (83,300^.).

H.M. Consul at Christiania (Mr. P. E. Drummond-Hay) reports

that the Norwegian Director of Lighthouses has

Steel Bods. issued a call for tenders* for the supply of

255 round rods of rolled steel. Tenders, are to

be delivered by noon on the 30th October at FyrvsBsenets Kontor,

Christiania.

Copies of the conditions and specifications may be inspected by
British manufacturers at the Commercial Intelligence Branch of
the Board of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street, London, E.C.

* Apart from the asual Customs daties a preference of from 10 to 15 per cent, is
giTen to Norwegian manafactarers. In all cases of Norwegian Govemment con-
tracts it is obligatory that a resident agent should act for tenderers not residing in
Norwaj, and 1^ responsible to the Government, but it is not necessary for the
agent to be a Norwegian firm.

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106 TnS BOAKD OF T&ADB J0I7BNAL. [Oct 17, 1907.

Openings for British Trade,

NORWAY-^^iiMi^i.

The British Vice-Consul at Bergen (Mr. E. F. Gray) reports tiiat

H dnuJElAetrie ^® ^^^^ ^^°^ Ringedal Lake, whose area is

WlMrL^ about two sqnare kilometres, are to be employed

for power required by the ** Alby United C^av

bide Factories," and the " North- Western Cyanamid Company,** at

Odda. Shortly after leaving the Lake the water is diverted into a

tunnel about three miles long, having a &11 of some 490 yards to

the Qord, where a power station of about 40,000 h.p., capable of

extension to 60,000 to 70,000 h.p., is being erected.

The '* Badische Anilin und Soda Fabnk " have purchased the
Matre River at the end of the Mas Fjord, between Bergen and the
Sogne Fjord, calculated to afford some 30,000 h.p.

Mr. Gray is also informed that steps are being taken for the
construction, with German capital, of a power station in the Kinso
Basin, in Hardanger, and a factory, probably for the production of
chemical manure, at Einservik, on the Hardanger Fjord. It is
proposed to dam up a chain of lakes and pass the water through a
rock tunnel, about 21 miles long with a 400-metre ftdl, to an upper
turbine house, whence it is to be conducted through a similar
tunnel to a lower power station. Hence the power is to be trans-,
mitted down the Huse valley to the factory near the sea at
Kinservik. It is calculated that over 100,000 h.p. will be



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