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| THE BARRY AND DISTRICT j CHAMBER OF TRADE. -+- FEDERATED CHAMBERS TO MEET AT.BARRY IN JUNE. REVISION OF RAILWAY RATES. THE CHAMBER SITS ON THE I LONDON CLEARING HOUSE. The customary meeting of the Barry District Chamber of 1'rade was held under the presiuency of Mr. D. 1\ Alexander, Dinas Powis, on Thursday night last, at Harry's Restaurant. The attendance, which was very small, included Messrs. B. Lewis, H. J. Money, B. T. Pomeroy, H. R. Paul, E. Hughes, R. L. Gordon, and B. B. Smith-Jones (secretary). The Secretary having read the minutes of the council and previous meetings, they were j approved. Afterwards he reported that he had I attended a committee meeting of Federated Chambers at Merthyr, on the 11 th inst. He suo. nutted the subjects proposed to be discussed at I the annual conference in June. Tha meeting unanimously acuepted the programme, and they have subsequently had the following circular ¡ printed and distributed :— THE FEDERATED CHAMBERS OF TKADK. Merthyr Tydfil, 14¡,11 April, 1893. Dear Sir,—The annual meeting of the Federa- ted Chambers of Trade will be held at the Royal Hotel, Cadoxton, on Thursday, the 1st day of June next, at one o'clock in the afternoon. The following subjects will be discussed :— The question of Rail way Rates. From Abe ream Cham,her. 1. The need of better facilities to get from the colliery districts to the sea board. 2. Import and export trade facilities of South Wales. 3. The need of better through communications from South Wales to London. From Barry Dock Chamber. A luncheon will be provided at the Royal Hotel. Cadoxton, from 12,30 to 1 p.m., for those who may require same. At three o'clock conveyances will leave the Royal Hotel for Barry Duck, Barry Island,' &c.. returning to the Barry Hotel, Barry, in time for the banquet at six p.m. As there are some subjects to be discussed which apply to the district of the Chambers, it is hoped there will be a good attendance of members.— Yours truly, JOHN PLEWS. Hon. Sec. POOR-LAW UNION QL'RSTIOX. Mr. Jones next submitted an exhaustive and masterly compiled tabular statement of accounts relative to the Poor-law Union administration for the district, during which it was estimated that j the cost of the erection of a building, with furui- ture included, would be about £ 15,000. We are I forbidden from publishing other important figures, at any rate, for the present, by request of the President. A lengthy deliberation ensued, and eventually, on the suggestion of the Chairman I Air. Lewis moved that a meeting be called for the 3rd prox. to discuss the desirability and importance of a separate union, and that Mr. O. H. Jones (Fonmon Castle), an expert on poor-law matters, and Major-General Lee (The Mount, Dinas Powis), together with the guardians of adjacent parishes, be asked to attend.—This resolution having been carried nan con., the President complained of the together with the guardians of adjacent parishes, be asked to attend.—This resolution having been carried nan con., the President complained of the SHIFTING OF MEETINGS from Wednesday to Thursday, and said this course was exceedingly prejudicial, He suggested that the meetings be held on Wednesdays in future at the Assembly-room of ithe Victoria Hotel, which would be placed at the disposal of the Chamber free of charge.—'On the motion of Mr. Hughes, a proposition, in accordance with the remarks of the Chairman, was passed. THE REVISED RAILWAY RATES. The Secretary said a letter was dispatched by him to the Railway Clearing House, London, in compliance with instructions re railway rates, on the 25th Feb. In reply to this letter he had re- ceived a communication couched in the following terms Dear Sir,-As the chairman of the Committee of Railway Managers dealing with the question arising out of the revised railway rates. I am desired to inform you that a very large number of modifications have been and are being made in the rates and charges of the various railway companies, which, it is believed, will practically remove all legitimate grounds for complaint on the part of traders. I .If, after experience of the effect* of the re- visions in particular rates are found to bear hardly upon business, the companies will Joe ¡ prepared to consider any such cases. Mr. Jones observed there was a scribble, sup- posed to be a signature, attached to the letter; what it was it completely baffled his comprehen- ¡ sion. (Laughter.) Mr. Lewis remarked the rates had come back pretty much to the old charges. From one com- pany he had received a return of the exclusive charge since January, and he had a promise from the Barry Company. What used to be 5s. for a two-ton truck of flour was now 5s. 2d.: for one ton 2s. 7d., instead of 2s. 6d.,as formerly. It would be seen, therefore, there was only a difference of one penny, and that, he considered, was not worth quarrelling about. Other observations having been passed by several gentlemen, the Secretary moved that he be authorised to reply to the above epistle, stating that it was very unsatisfactory in dealing with the specific rates submitted to them on the 25th February also that he should communicate with the President of the Board of Trade and Mr. A. J. Williams, M.P., asking them to support a measure which would be submitted in Parliament this week making it illegal on the part of railway companies to charge on the old rates of 1892. Mr. H. Paul seconded, and it was carried viva voce. Two or three matters of minor importance were also discussed, but the foregoing comprised the principal business. I

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