Chileans Constructing Waterworks.
Manufacturers of plumbing supplies and waterworks materials are offered a probable market arising from the demand for such goods by the Chilean Government. According to consular reports, there are now under construction for that government 16 public works, comprising sewerage and water supply plants that are to be completed before the end of 1912 at a cost of $2,891,913, United States gold. These works will call for a large amount of material that might be supplied by American manufacturers. It should be worth while looking into this class of business in Chile, for much attention is now given to improving the sanitary conditions of the cities and towns of the country. One item of trade is bathtubs, which were imported during 1908 to the value of $18,273, of which England supplied 38 per cent., Germany 45 per cent, and the United States 15 per cent., while in 1907 the imports were $29,172, of which England supplied 53 per cent., Germany 28 per cent, and the United States 17 per cent. A list of the works referred to with the names and addresses of contractors and date fixed for the completion of the work may be obtained from the Bureau of Manufacturers, Department of Commerce and Labor, Washington, D. C.