Mining and Scientific Press Volume 107

Mining and Scientific Press Volume 107

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...assessment, which shall not exceed 1 per cent of the payroll. Injured employees receive half-pay, not to exceed $8 per week, and in ease of death the state pays the necessary funeral expenses, the widow receives a pension of $20 per month, and each child receives $5 per month until it attains the age at which it can legally be employed. "PROPOSALS to place cyanides of potassium and sodium on the free list, discussed in our issue of September 13 by Mr. G. H. Atkins, are being vigorously protested in the East. In a recent letter to the Oil Paint and Drug Reporter, Mr. Jacob Hasslacher states that American production of cyanide of sodium amounted in 1912 to over 10,000,000 pounds. He also states that this was genuine manufacturing, as it would not pay to import the highgrade cyanide and merely dilute it. The American manufacturers use the Castner-Pfleger synthetic process and maintain that a reasonable tariff will permit the building up of a local industry that admittedly would be of importance. Further discussion of the matter is likely to be of academic interest only, as the tariff bill is expected to be completed this week. Looking upon protective tariffs, as we do, as necessary evils at best, our feeling is that no such tax should be levied except after the most complete demonstration of its need. /CHILE has undertaken to subsidize an Austro Hungarian shipping company, which will maintain direct service to Mediterranean ports, in the hope of developing fresh markets for nitrate among the agricultural population of the countries bordering on that sea. During the year that ended on June 30, 1913, the production of Chilean nitrate was 59,450,454 quintals of 101.41 pounds each. The price declined from $2 to $1.84 per quintal during the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 54mm | 1,896g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236845994
  • 9781236845993