11 NOVEMBER 1899, Page 23

The New Trades Combination Movement. By E. J. Smith. (Rivingtons.

2s.)—That a trade should combine to sell the article which it produces at a fixed price is a familiar idea; that this price should be such as to suit the interests of artisan, trader, and consumer is the difficulty. Mr. E. J. Smith claims -to have at least made some advance towards the solution of the problem. And Mr. S. Carter, who is concerned in the manage meat of the PuBey House at Oxford, writes an introduction, in which he bespeaks the serious attention of the public to the matter. It is a subject obviously beyond discussion in this column.