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BARRY CHAMBER OF TRADE. A meeting of the members of this Chamber was held on Tuesday evening at Miss Harry's restau- rant, Dock View Road. Mr. Griffin (sen.) presided at the commencement of the meeting, and there were also present Messrs. D. T. Alexander, Dr. Livingstone, and Messrs. F. P. Jones-Lloyd, Smith Jones, Ed. Hughes, W. H. Morgan, T. Morgan. L. Thomas, Goold, H. R. Paull, Parkinson, Hopkins, Lewis Lewis, A. W. Newman, Young, J. A. Sprent, A. A. Weston, B. C. Jones (Barry), L. Y. Owen, T. Morgan, D. W. Thomas, Davies, Mr. Jackson (hon. sec.), kc. The first business done was the election of new members as follows — Major-General Lee. and Messrs. Diamond, J. II. Paull, J. A. Sprent, S. G. Griffiths, Miller, Davies (Barry Hotel), E. F. Blackmore, and E. O. Evans. The next business was the election of pre- sident, and whilst thie was being done Mr. Alexander left the room. Mr. Smith Jones said it was with grea.t pleasure he rose to pro- pose that Mr. Alexander be president. Mr. Lewis Lewis seconded, and, on the motion being put, it was carried unanimously.—Mr. Alexander was then called in, and informed by the Chairman of his selection as president, and ho thanked them very much for the honour they had conferred upon him in electing him President of the Chamber of Trade. He only hoped that during the year he should conduct the business of the association with satisfaction to them and credit to himself. (Applause.) He also hoped that at the termination of his year of office they would not liave reason to regret placing him in the position they had done. His best efforts would be used for carrying on the Chamber of Trade for the benefit of the members themselves and the developement and interest of the district. (Applause.)—Mr. Griffin then vacated the chair, which was taken by the President.—The following gentlemen were elected vice-presidents :—Mr. Aitken, Captain Davies. Mr. Edward Hughes, Mr. Lewis Lewis, Mr. Lowden, and Mr. W. II. Morgan.—The Council was then elected, namely :—Messrs. John Jones,,Xoshua James. Smith-Jones, Dr. Livingstone, W. Llewellyn Williams, F. P. Jones-Lloyd, — Milward, — Paul, J. M. Young, G. Garnett, — Hig- man, — Gould (Barry), J. R. Llewellyn, Lewis Williams, A. W. Newman, Rees Phillips, J. Rees, Gould, Greig, Savers, Hopkins, N. J. Rutter, c. J. Thomas, and Mr. S. Williams. Some little discussion ensued before the election of officers as to whether the election should be by ballot or show of hands, and it was decided in favour of the latter method. Mr. Phillips, of the London and Provincial Bank, was appointed treasurer, Mr. A. W. Jackson hon. secretary, and after a long dis- cussion Mr. Thomas Powell, Morrell-street, and Mr. Sprent were appointed auditors of the Chamber. The Chairman said the Misses Harry had kindly offered them the use of the room rent free, but he said that they would not he acting in justice to themselves or to the Misses Harry in accepting the rooms on those terms, as those young ladies were just starting on their own accounts. Taking into consideration the lighting and cleans- ing of the room he thought they should at the very least offer them 5s. for every Chamber meeting, and 2s. 6d. for Council meetings. Ultimately it was decided to leave the matter to the Council for discussion. The Chairman next invited suggestions for the formation of a programme of grievances and things the Chamber should try to remedy. Mr. Lewis Lewis asked whether the Council would be able to formulate any subject they thought they ought to take into consideration.— The Chairman suggested that the Council would find ample work to do which the public would no doubt be much obliged to them for dealing with. There was, for instance, the passenger traffic Oil the line between Pontypridd and Barry. They should endeavour to get the Barry Company to move in the matter, and if they would not do so, he should suggest that the Chamber agitate for through trains into the Cardiff terminus.—Mr. Lewis said the Council would meet three times be- fore the Chamber would, and he should like to know whether the Council had had given it powers to originate anything of itself, or must it come from the Chamber ? Mr. Higman. said that depended upon the capacity of the Council.—Mr. Lewis said the Council had the capability no doubt, but could they originate anything ?—The Chairman thought they would not have the Council wait until a general meeting to give them power to go on.—Mr. Smith- Jones said that three or four members would have the power to ask the secretary to call a special meeting if they could originate anything.—Mr. Higman said it struck him that the Council should have something of the same power as a governing body in a slightly modified form. They certainly should have power to originate any matter requir- ing attention.—Mr. W. H. Morgan said there was nothing to prevent them bringing up anything new at their meetings. The Chairman said it was no use binding them- selves to any hard and fast rules, and they should simply give an expression of opinion of members as to their views of the duties of Council, and they should not tie their hands. Mr. Cruise, Cadoxton, urged the necessity of police cells at Cadoxton, and give instances of the inconvenience the police and tradespeople were put to because there were none. He thought it a matter the Chamber should take up.— Mr. Smith-Jones mentioned a grievance caused to the trade of the district by the early closing on Saturdays of the private siding known as the Syndicate siding. That was a matter he should undertake to bring before the CounciL— Mr. Jones Lloyd mentioned the necessity of an im- provement in the telephone service. Mr. Griffiths (Barry) said if they could get railway facilities, they would no doubt have a large number of Sunday School treats held at Barry Island, which afforded opportunities for enjoy- ment not possessed by Penarth or any of the surrounding districts. The holding of treats on the island would bring additional trade to the tradesmen. The President said he had been in communica- tion with the Channel Service Company with regard to the price of a steamer for an inaugural outing for the Chamber. He thought the district was neglected by the steamship services, and if they could originate and carry out this inaugural outing it might show the steamship companies the advisability of running regular trips from Barry to places of interest across the Channel. —The Chamber readily fell in with the suggestion of an outing, and the President, Mr. Jackson, and Mr. Jones Lloyd were appointed a sub-committee to make the necessary arrangements. This con- cluded the business. —