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Bxtracts from Diplomatic and Consular Bepoits. Coal. [260/06.] Price It. id* ; , f .

l^fa^JmpertilTnide^ 188/07. Price i<i. ^ 1 j ^

uiolff iScrpartanent.— Beport by the Chief Labour OorresiKmdent on Trades Unions in 1902-04,
Statistic [Cd. 2888/06:] Mce Is. U. ^



Labour DeMtrtment— Beport on Standard Time Bates of Wages in the UnAed Kingdom at 1st Ootober, 1906. [Cd. 8245/06]

MsBMcaadum on the OomparatiTe Statistics of Population, Industry and Commeroe of the United """^^g^**" and so^
*-^- ^ - > - ^ — ^^ [Od, 1199/1902.] Price 5iil. > .



of&cport«dCoal. [Ul/oeT.I Prioe 5H-
Beport to the Board of Trade by the Advisory Committee on Commercial Intelligence, with reference to thdr PAweedings.
fr' [Cd. 2044/04.] TriM^d. ^ r

Beport to the Board of ^ade on the North-West of Osnada, with special reference ta Wheat Produolion for Biport.

[Od. 2628.] Price 5s. id.
Iron Ore Deposits in Fttnign Countries. [Od. 2558/05.] Price 2s. 4<l.
Tea and Coffee, 1908.— Statement showing the Consumptioa of Tea and Coffee in the pT^^Hm' Ooimtries of Buzope, ttie

United States, and British Colonise. ^04/05.] Price 6i<.
Voreign Trade (ComparatiYe Growth). Betum. [192/06.] Price ii.
Oiesrakwed in Foreign Countries. Beport [Cd. 6804.] Price Is.
WM yhgdnrn (l!tade. Commerce, and, Obndition of People). [204/07.] Prioe id.
. Wholesale and BetaU Prices in the United Kingdom in 1902, with comparatire Statistical Tables for a series of yeaie.
[«l/196t.] Price 2s. W. -, r~

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Soarli of CraOie journal*

Deoembeb 5, 1907.



OOnSTTEITTS.



FAOl

' Openings for Britiih Trade Ml

Britiih India, — Tenders for Deck Spans.
Cbmada, — OommeioiAl Bnqniriat.

Ca^ Colony, — Tendeis for Building and Railway Construction.
Foreign Omntriei : —
4 Openings for Trade in Russia, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain,

X Sicily, Turkey, United States of America, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador.

I Cenfos of Production .v. ... 450

' Coal Production and Ck>nsnmption in the Principal Ck>iintrie8 of the World 450

Cotton Production in the British Empire ... 453

Agricnltnre in the Trane-CancasuB 453

- Lyons Silk Karket 455

Electrical Enterprises in Spain ^ 456

foreign Banks in Bulgaria in 1906 > 458

Suggested British Bank and Commercial Show-room.

kTariir Changes and Customs Regulations 450
Dominion of Canada. Dominion of Canada^France. Australian Commoawealth.
Natal. Russia. New Caledonia. Turkey. Tripoli. United States of America.
Argentina. Nicaragua.

Shipping and Transport ... .,. . ... 471

Heduction of Light Dues in the Straits Settlements. Siberian Railway. New

. Norwegian Steamship Line from Trondhjem to Baltic Ports. Through Goods

Traffic between Germany and Russia. Ferry Connexion between Prussia and

Sweden. North Sea CanaL Transport of Agricultural Produce in France.

Carriage Service between Bagdad and Aleppo. List of Treaty Ports, &c., in Japan.

Minerals, Ketals, and Xaohinerj 474

Tasmanian Mineral Deposits. Japanese Mineral Prxi action in 1906. Iron Ore
Production in the United States.

Agriculture 475

Grain Crops of Saskatchewan. Wheat, Hay, Wool, and Fruit Crops of South
^ Australia. Cultivation of Rubber and Minor Products in Fiji. Argentine Crop

^ Prospects.

I IDscdlaneous 477

* Norwegian Tiegislation regulating the Utilisation of Watercourses. Acquisition of

Real Property in Norway by Foreigners. C/ommercial Travellers* Licences in
Norway in 1906. Sale of HermeticaUy Preserved Goods in Bergen. Importation
of Frozen Salmon into France. Turpentine and Colophany Production in Spain.
Commercial Travellers' Samples in Turkey. Financial Outlook in San Francisco.
Gnayule Rubber Exploitation in Mexico. Specimen of Argentine Wood Paviug
Block on view at 78, Basinghall Street, £.C. Colonisation of ** £1 Oriente^
(Benador). Export of ** Moxa " from Wuchow. Tea Oil Trade of Santuao.

Statistioal Tables 482

Ootton Biotnnis.

Oom Prices*

Imports of Agrionltural Prodnoe.

Oofornment Publications tt ••• ..t 484

Board of Trade Betumi and Labour Gazette* Note of Colonial Office Report, also
of certain other Government Publications having a bearing upon traae, issued
dnriag the week,

JlUUSOa ••• ••« .•• .•• •.• r«. *..

^ Oostterdid Intelligenot Bnmch of Jhe Board of Trade. ~ j



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FBOM THB

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Write for Latest PricM and Partladara.

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PAPKR MANUFACTURERS,

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SUPERFINE ESPARTO PAPERS — WRITINGS (Plain and Watamiarim|>i

PARCNMENTS, VELLUMS, and SILURIANS. CNART PAPERS, FINE ROOK and

UTNO P RINTINGS, and IMITATI ON ART.

BLOTTINOS. MANILLAS. EMERY PAPERS. CASINOS. DOUBLE SMALL HANDS,
FINE ROYAL HANDS, EMBOSSINO PAPERS ud LONG ELEPHANTS.



JOSEPH BARDNER & SONS,

Foreign Hard and Fane; Wood Hereliants,

LIVERPO OL AND L ONDON.

Xmporton ^f Be^firood, Black Zbony, Blaokwood, Bird 'Ej^ Mapla»
Boxwood, Penoi. Oedar, Cornel, Cocobolo, Cooniwood, Hickory, Laaoewood,
Lignum Vltn, Parlridgewood, Peraimmona, Rosewood, Sabico, Satinwood,
Snakewood, Tolipwood, Walnnt (Circassian and American)^ TewtrM,
Zapataro, Zebrawood, 4ko.| *o.

HCannfactniers of Ash Boat Oais, Handspikes, and of
Coinel and Persimmons Shuttle Blocks.



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Dec. 6, 1907.]



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Vol. UX.]



December 5, 1907.



[No. 676



The Offices of the Commercial Intelligence Branch of the
Board of Trade are at 7Z, Basinghall Street^ London, E.G. —
registered telegraphic address, '' Advantaf^e, London/' Code — 5th
Edition A.B.C.y telephone nnmber 12807 Central. A statement
of the objects and work of the Branch will be found on p. 487.

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



Samples.


Reference in "Board
of Trade JoumaL"




Date.


Page.


Haricot Beans from Russia

Wood paving block from Argentina

Cotton from Argentina

Japanese frog skins ».

Angola Root and other Rubber, St. Thome Cocoa and

AlmadeinaGum

Copper ore from Rhodesia

TAudolphia rubber from Natal

Vegetable asbestos produced in Chungking

Locally manufactured native silk from Crete

Gum arabic from Egypt

Talc from Venezuela...

Salt from Dealesville, Orange River Colony

Locally dyed cotton cloth sold in Chungking

Fruit of the MyrUtica sebifera and its product Myriitina

(a vegetable fat) from Guatemala

Mangrove bark from Inhambane

Monazite sand, manganese ore, cocoa, coflfee, rubber,

whale-oil, rosewood, camauba wax and coquilho nuts

from the State of Bahia

Cotton goods sold in Uskub

Rafia wax from Madagascar

Silk produced by improved methods at Hochou

" Pochote " fibre, cleaned, from Mexico


5th Dec, 1907

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28th Nov., „

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2l8t „

7th „

l« 11 11

24th Oct., „
17th „ „
3rd

1* It II

26th Sept.. „
12th „

5th „

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•22nd Aug., „

1st „ „

4th July, „

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479
423
426

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274

278

183

120-1

33

29

616

618

481

477

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382

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230

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34

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The following Special Trade Enquiry Offices are also at
78, Basinghall Street, E.G. : — 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. 487-8.

OPENINGS FOR BRITISH TRADE.
BRITISH INDIA.

The Secretary of State for India in Council is prepared to receive

tenders for the supply of Deck Spans. The

Deck Spans. conditions of contract may be obtained on

application to the Director General of Stores,

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442 THE BOARD OF TRADE JOURNAL. [Dec. 5, 1907.

Openings for British Trade,

India OflSoe, Whitehall, S.W., and tenders are to be delivered at
that office by 2 p.m. on the 10th December, after which time no
tender ^ill be received.



CANADA.

The following commercial enqtiiries have been received at the
Gommerc'al Canadian Ooveniment Offices, 17, Victoria Street,
n 1^^ London, S.W., whence farther information

Enquiries. regarding them may be obtained :-

HOME ENaUUtlES.

A London firm are desirous of hearing from Canadian houses
requiring a buyer and shipping agent to look after export and im^
port business in the United Kingdom, and are prepared to act for
any parties specially interested in the automobile ii^nstrj.

A Midlands firm manufacturing plumbers' brass and iron work
and supplies of all kinds desire to get into touch with interested
persons in Canada.

A London firm desire to obtain the names of the leading im-
porters of machinery in Canada, who might be interested in their
specialties in steam and hand power laundry and dairy machinery.

A North of England firm manufacturing wood-working machinery
suitable for joiners, cabinetmakers, wheelwrights, shipbuilders,
railway carriage and waggon builders, saw and moulding mills,
school furniture makers, &c., desire to hear from Canadian
importers.

CAITADIAN ENttUIBIES.

Enquiry has been received from Ontario for the names of United
Kingdom importers of Canadian charcoal.

A manufacturei's' agent, stated to possess good connexions in
all the principal cities of Canada, and ofiering good references,
desires to obtain further agencies for cloths, laces and linens; also
cotton goods, general dry goods, ftc.

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

The following commercial enquiries have been received at the
Canadian Ooyemment City Trade Branch, 73, Basinghall Street, E.C.,
whence further information regarding them may be obtained :—

HOME ENttVIRT.

A firm of manufacturers' agents and commission merchants in
Montreal are prepared to represent a manufacturer of boot and shoe
laces, and also of goods handled by boot and shoe manufacturers.



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Dec 5, 1907.] THE BOAHD OP TEADE JOUENAL. 448

Openings for British Trade.



CAUAUA—continuifd,

CANADIAN ENaxnBISS.

A Winnipeg firm seek a few additional agencies in goods
handled by the grocerj and drug trades.

A Canadian firm shipping crude snlphur ask to be placed in
correspondence with United Kingdom buyers, or would appoint an
agent in the United Kingdom.

A producer of graphite in Ontado wishes to correspond with
United Kingdom manufacturers using graphite ore<

A firm of manufacturers' agents in Montreal are prepared to
represent United Kingdom manufacturers of blouses, dothing, and
goods purchased by the wholesale dry goods trade.

A firm of commission brokers in Winnipeg are prepared to
represent United Kingdom manufacturers of grocery specialties and
goods handled by wholesale grocers ; also tobacconists' and bottlers'
supplies.

A firm in Ottawa v/ish to be placed in communication with
purchasers of mica, molybdenite and pulp wood.

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



CAPE COLONY.



With reference to the notice on p. 348 of the " Board of Trade

Hn'ldi A Journal" of the 21st November, relative to a

Bo-i ^ *^ project for the construction of a railway to the

Cft atmctt ^P ^^ Table Mountain and the provision of an

tonstrucnon. j^^^^j ^ connexion therewith, the Cape Town

Correspondent of the Board of Trade (Mr. E. J. Cattell) has now

forwarded a copy of the following advertisement recommended by

the Special Committee of the Cape Town Council for insertion in

South African, English, Continental and American papers : —

The Council (of the Cape Town Corporation) invite proposals, up
to noon on the 31st March, 1908, for both or either of the following
projects : —

(a) The construction and working of a railway up Table
Mountain.

(b) The erection and conduct of a suitable hotel at the termina-
tion of the said railway.

The Council are prepared to consider a proposed concession for a
term of, approximately, 25 years. Particulars and conditions, so feu-
as they are available^ may be obtained at the office of the Town
Clerk, and such plans of the Mountain as are in the possession ol
the Council may be inspected at the office of the City Engineer,



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444 THE BOAED OF TRADE JOURNAL. [Dec. 6, 1907.

Openings for British Trade.

City EalU Tenderers must state their proposals in writing and
submit the same under seal and endorsed ''Table Mountain
Railway and Hotel" at the office of the Town Clerk. The Council
do not bind themselves to accept any proposal.



RUSSIA.

H.M. Consul at Batoum (Mr. P. Stevens) has forwarded samples
Haricot Bfiaau for ^' haricot beans that he has received fix)m a
Em rt • 8am 1m ^^^^ export merchant who wishes to get into
^^ ' . ^ communication with firms in the United
on ew. Kingdom willing to import this commodity.

Samples of the kind of beans in question,with particulars of prices
f.o.b. London, &c., may be seen at the Commercial Intelligence
Branch of the Board of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street, London, E.C.
Communications from British firms interested should be
addressed to H.M. Consul, Batoum.



GERMANY.

H.M. Consul-General at Berlin (Dr. P. Schwabach) has forwarded

copies of the form of tender and ordinary and

Petroleum. special conditions of contract relating to the

supply to the Pnissian State Railway

Directorates of 7,765,000 kilos, of petroleum for lighting purposes,

divided into the following lots for delivery to the various District

Directorates : —

1,400,000 kilos, for Berlin.
1.500,000 „ Halle-on-Saale.
765,000 „ Bromberg.
950,000 „ Dantzig.
800,000 „ K5nigsberg (Prussia).
1,350,000 „ Magdeburg.
1,000,000 „ Stettin.
Sealed tenders, inscribed "Angebot auf Petroleum," must be
delivered to the " Rechnungsbureau, 1-4, Scboeneberger Ufer,
Berlin, W., 35, not later than 11 a.m. on the 13th December, and
samples of the kind designated in the conditions of contract are to
be forwarded to the '' Rechnungsbureau (Materialabtheilung),
No. 5 Flottwell Strasse, Berlin, W.," not later than 10th December.
Forms of tender and contract may be obtained at the *' Zentral-
bureau, Zimmer 420," 1-4, Scboeneberger Ufer, Berlin, W., 35,
on payment of 6\d. each (by Post Office Order or Postal Order,
but not in stamps). Copies may be seen at the Commercial
Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street,
London, E.C.



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Dec. 5, 1907.J THE BOABD OF TBADE JOURNAL. 4145

Openings for British Trade,

NETHERLANDS.

H.M. Consul at Amsterdam (Mr. W. A, Churchill) reports that

tenders will be received up to noon on the 12th

Paper. December at No. 212 Nieuwe Zijds Voor-

burgwal, Amsterdam, for the supply to the

Colonial Office of paper in lots as follows : —

(1) 4,090 reams of various kinds.

(2) 5,650 „ double writing paper.

(3) 1 00 f, writing paper, normal 2a.

(4) 255 „ cartridge paper.

(5) 2,700,000 metres of various kinds of roll paper.
Specifications may be obtained from the '* Koloniaal Etablisse-

ment," Amsterdam, or from Cleef Brothers, The Hague, at M. for
each lot.

The Belgian Legation at The Hague reports that the Dutch

Government has submitted to the States

Bailway Plant. General a Bill for granting a subsidy of 60,000

florins (about 5,000J.) for the construction of a

railway, about 20 kilometres in length, from Weert to the Belgian

frontier in the direction of Maeseyck. The estimated cost of this

railway is 180,000 florins (about 15,000?.).

The Dutch Government has also submitted a project for granting

a subsidy to the concessionaire of the tramways

Tramway Plant of Gorredijk, Assen, Steenwijk, Oosterwolde,

and Meppel Smilde. These tramways will

have a length of 110 kilometres.

The " Nieuwe Botterdamsche Courant " announces that the Dutch
Grovemment propose to grant a subsidy of
Railway Plant 140,000 florins (about 11,666Z.) for the con-
struction and working of a railway from Erm
to Ter Apel vid Emmen. This line will have a length of 24|
kilometres, and is estimated to cost 420,000 florins (about 35,000Z.).



BELGIUM.

The "Bulletin Commercial" of 23rd November announces that

-., tenders are invited for the supply, in 37 lots,

Kfttm^l ^^ various materials in connexion with the

Belgian State Railways ; also for the supply,

in 32 lots^ of points and crossings, &c.

Tenders must be sent in to the oflSces of the State Railways at
Brussels before the 4th January, 1908. Specifications and further
particulars may be obtained from M. de Rudder, Administrateur
des voies et travaux, 11 Rue de Louvain, Brussels.



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446 THE BOARD OF ^TBABE lOimNAL. [Dec. 5, r«07.



Openings for British Thrade,



BE LG I U M^^'t'i^*^)^-

The " Bulletin," containing further details, may be seen at the
Commercial Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade, 73, Basing-
hall Street, London, E.G.

The " Moniteur Beige " of 26th November announces that tenders
are invited for the supply and installation of
Electrical Plant, machinery necessary for the transformation of
the electric current from alternating to con-
tinuous, in a sub-station on the local railway from Brussels to
Giimberghen. Tenders muBt be sent in before the 10th December
to the Soci6t6 Nationale des Chemins de Fer Vicinaux, Rue de la
Science 14, Brussels. Specifications may be obtained from the
above Soci6t6 at the cost of 1 franc.

The " Moniteur Beige *' of 30th November announces that tenders
will shortly be invited for works in connexion
Harbour Works, with the construction of the south section of the
** bassin-canal " at Antwerp.

The " Monitieur des Int6rdts Mat^riels** of 27th November announces

— . , . that tenders are invited for the construction of

n ♦tJ* « ^ viaduct across the Chauss^e Romaine over

u>ii8xnicnon. the Avenue Houba-de Strooper. Tenders must

be sent in to the " Maison communale " at Laeken lez-Bruxelles,

before the 15th December.-

The same "Moniteur" also announces that tenders are invited

for the supply of cast iron, steel, and copper,

Railway Plant, in 42 lots, for works connected with the Belgian

State Railways.
The date of the adjudication has not yet been fixed.



FRANOE.

The Acting British Consul at Rouen reports that tenders will
-D • ♦♦ nn ^^ opened on the 18th December, at the
?"^^®^^""' Prefecture of Rouen (Department of the Seine
and mroleiT. I^f^^eure), for the supply of the following goods
ttuu f vvAuxoum. required for the use of the Port of Dieppe

Services : —

1. 2,200 tons of briquettes (chwrbon agglomSr^), the maximum

cost of which is placed at 72,600 francs (2,900t).

^ 2. 20,600 kilos, of oil, grease, tallow and petroleum, the

maximum cost of which is placed at 10,547 francs (about 422L).
For further particulars, application should be made to the

Prefecture at Rotien.



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Dec^5, 1907.] THE BOARD OF TlkA^ffE JO^'BNAL. 447

Openings for British Trade.



The Acting British Vice-Consul at St Nazaire (Mi*. A. Trillot)
reports that tenders are invited by the Prefecture

Port Works. of the Loire-Inf6rieure for the execufion of port
works at St Nazaire, comprising the widening of
the lock between the old and new docks, the extension of the ^' Quai
Eugene Periere " over a length of 130 metres, and the enlarge-
ment of No. 1 dry dock at Penhouet. Tenders will be c^ned at
the Prefecture at 2 p.m. on 14th December.

The Vice-Consul remarks that firms desiring to tender should
send representatives either to St. Nazaire or to Nantes to ascertain
the conditions and terms of contract, as a copy of the ** Cahier des
Charges " is not obtainable. The contract will be awarded to the
firm ofiering the greatest percentage on the estimated cost
(80,000L).

SPAIN.

The ** Gaceta de Madrid " of 23rd November contains a copy of a

Decree authorising D. Carlos Levisson to

Hydraulic Plant appropriate 55 litres per second of the water

of the rivers of Arane and Itur|*igorri, in the

jurisdiction of Bilbao. '

The same " Gaceta " contains a copy of a Decree authorising the

. . , Orconera Iron Ore Company, Limited, to con-

-, . struct an aerial transporter from the mine Carmen

rransponer. yjj ^ j^^^^^^ Muzquiz, and from Pucheta to

Gallarta, in the province of Vizcaya.

The " Gaceta de Madrid " of 26th November contains an appllca-

Hlflct * ^^ ^y *^® Compania de Tranvia Urbano of

rt, PI f Bilbao for a concession for the construction of

iramway I'lant. ^^ electric tramway ft'om the " Plaza Circular "

to the North railway station.

One month from the above date is allowed for the presentation
at the Directorate-General of Public Works (Direcci6n general
de Obras pliblicas), Madrid, of other applications for this concession,
on terms more favourable to the Government.

The same " Gaceta " contains a notice to theefiect that tenders are

-^ invited for the construction of a tramway for

n o+^TT-^ animal traction from Laredo vid Colindres to

COMtmction. rJ^^^ (Santander). Local representation is

necessary. Tenders must be sent in before the 30th January,

19QS, to the same address. The "Gaceta" may be seen at the

Commercial Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade, 73, Basing-

hall Street, London, E.C.



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448 THE BOABD OF TRADE JOUENAL. [Dec 5, 1907.



Openings for British Trade.



SPA I N — <^07U inued.

The " Gaceta " of 28th November states that the " Direccion general

.... de Obras ptiblicas" has fs^nted a concessioii

Co iSn «^ to D. Adolfo Eepinosa y Espinosa for the con-

^ struction of a narrow ^ange mine railway, with

steam traction, from '* La Cerimica Madrilena " factory to the

territories of tiie Santa Catalina mine called '' Los Barros de

Escudilla."

The same " Gaceta " further announces that the above-named

- . . " Direcci6n " has granted a concession to " La

Tram^PLmt Compania general de Tranvias y Ferrocarriles

Tramway . yecinales " of Alicante to instal electric traction

on the tramways in Alicante, of which they are concessionaires.

ITALY-SICILY.

H.M. Consul at Palermo (Mr. S. J. A. Churchill, M.V.O.) reports

-J. . - . , that the Italian Minister of Posts and Telegraphs

iKto CmL is offering a prize of 30,000 lire for postal

' motor cars of the omnibus type capable of

carrying a load of 1,800 kilos. The motors are to be Italian-built

and not more than three may be presented by any one maker.



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