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Shotfiring in Mines


FOR some time past I have been conducting a series of shot-firing experiments at Dowlais and elsewhere on behalf of the Royal Commission on Accidents in Mines. Towards the end of August last Prof. C. G. Kreischer, of Freiberg in Saxony, visited me at Cardiff for the purpose of conferring with me on the coal-dust question. The experiments at Dowlais have a direct bearing on that subject, so, after pointing out to Prof. Kreischer the perfectly private nature of the investigation and the delicate position in which I would be placed were the results allowed to transpire through any channel other than the Royal Commission, and having received his assurance that such a contingency was impossible as far as he was concerned, I asked him to accompany me to Dowlais, so that he might witness some of the experiments on August 28 and September 1.

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