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Tin-: handicap of the 5- 6d transhipping charge i- abolished. ; Otago Shipping and the trade between Trade. Melbourne ami Duiicdiu i-> to be resinned. Congratulations in regard to these matters are ilue to ail concerned -to the shipping companies for taking a reasonable- view of the. position, to the ihmediu Chamber (it Commerce for presenting that view in an effective, light, atid to tho ' Inveiviirgill merchants lor their nj.iict but ! spirited support of the Dunediu Chamber. .It is stimulating to hud our commercial leaders alive when I lie inlere-t- <■> ()1,)l,-o and Southland are at stake, ami satisfactory to know that they were able to deal with the question calling np N the leuioii-.traiict's of the public at large, who no doubt would have joined in prote.-ding as soon as they found that their interests were imperilled. The two steamers that, are to be put on in the, Melbourne service will probably siiliieo in the meantime. Ai.ho summer traffic increases we may perhaps tind tic, companies replacing the L'aloona, and the. Warrimoo by larger and taster boats. The I'nion Company and the Huddurt-Parker management will no doubt he very glad to do so if circumstances justify such ii >tep. Meanwhile, the carriage of our products to Victoria, is assured., and thai, is fpiite as much as the Export Committee of the Chamber asked for when they interviewed Mr Ifoldsworth. So tar so good. The, doing away with the Ds 6d trunshipmeni charge is i|«ite as important a concession. Mini it is to be sincerely hoped that the public.spuiteduess of the shipping companies as disclosed in .Mr Hoklsworth's. Jotter to the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce will meet with its due reward in the reviving and enlarging <•( the trade which was threatened with extinction.

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Evening Star, Issue 15629, 21 October 1914

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Evening Star Issue 15629, 21 October 1914

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