Review of Reviews,  19 (1899), 207–16.

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    Reports that Charles T Ritchie, the President of the Board of Trade, has proposed a parliamentary bill to end the 'preventable slaughter of railway men which goes on at present owing to the refusal of the railway companies to adopt automatic methods of coupling and uncoupling railway carriages and railway trucks'. The bill will 'compel railway companies to use couplings which fasten automatically, and which can be unfastened by some mechanical device less deadly than the present primitive method of coupling and uncoupling by hand', and may also 'compel railway companies in two years to use steam-brakes'. (215)

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