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MACHYNLLETH.

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES

THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION.

LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS.

ABERYSTWYTH TOWN COUNCIL.

PRESENTATION TO MR RUPERT…

MERIONETHSHIRE AND THE CONSERVATIVE…

DEPRESSION OF TRADE AND REDUCTION…

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DEPRESSION OF TRADE AND REDUCTION OF WAGES. To the Editor of the Aberystwyth Observer. Sir,-This you are aware, is a matter that h is been so largely commented upon, that to begin to handle it again requires some fresh ground to begin upon. One would think, seeing lately the accounts of large orders coming into the couutry, and the revival of trade in many parts of the United Kingdom, and the rising of the wages by some of the Scotch Iron, Masters that reducing wages would seon be at & discount; but not so. Railway Companies, when, to all appearances, every other kind of company have left off reductions, begin by attacking the pockets of a class of men who have a great deal on their hands, men who have to satisfy not only their employer# but also the travelling public, who when they travel like to know that they have competent men at the helm, as it were-I maan the drivers and firemen. I hear the Cambrian Railways Company have just reduced the wages of their drivers and firemen-a lot of men, I am told, who never agitated for higher wages, but have received advance of pay according to their merits periodic illy, and at thj discretion of their superintendent, perhaps they have remained passive too long, and by doing so the directors, or whoever introduced the reduction, thought they were too well off. All know the dangers of railway travelling—none better then drivers and firemen. But when practical railway men begin to talk about the dangerous state of a railway system, as one talked some few months ago of this Cambrian, system, when they say they should not be surprised to hear of some dreadful catastrophe—in short expect to see the line washed with human blood, owing to its insecure st-ite-add to that the fact that the reduction in the wages of the underpaid drivers, firemen, and hard worked ones too, and the public cannot feel very secure, when danger is added to danger. From what I can hear amongst the men they don't think the directors had any idea of reducing their wages till the thing was put before them by one who wanted to cHIt himself. A TRAVELLER.

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