Issue 12 and Volume 58.

FORECASTS INDUSTRIAL FUTURE. In a forecast of the effect of the European war on the industrial future of America the U. S. Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce says an enormous impulse has been given American manufacturers, outside of making of munitions, through the conditions brought about by the war. The belief of experts of the bureau who have made a review of the chief industries of the United States is that the final outcome will be a distinct advantage to the manufacturing industries of this country. Already, they say, American ingenuity and enterprise have rallied to the demand for commodities and materials formerly procured from abroad, and there has been established on this side of the water the permanent manufacture of a large number of wares which never before were made here in quantity. “The bureau,” says the forecast, “points to the course of events that followed the cutting…

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