were second to none, and from whose number a representative would be nominated, and that the councils of the Port Trust could not but benefit by having a representative of an association whose members do a business represented by the not insignificant sum of two crores of rupees annually.
It is due to the sympathetic attitude of Sir Hugh Barnes that the claims of the association to direct representation on the Port Trust Board were recognised. The thanks of the association are also due to the Hon. Mr. Charles Wilson, C.I.E., president of the Burma Chamber of Commerce, who so forci-
into Rangoon as Lieut.-Governor of Burma. The association addressed the Government of Burma on the necessity of the appointment of a separate Administrator-General for Burma. In the case of a person dying intestate in Burma, the estate vested in the Administrator-General, Bengal, or in the case of a military officer in the Administrator-General, Madras. In these circumstances the administration of the estate was a most difficult matter, necessitating constant reference to the Administrators-General concerned and the appointment of attorneys to act for them in Burma. Concrete instances of cases
ment of some very cogent reasons for same. The currency of this note has now been extended to Burma.
The Port Commissioners of Rangoon, in view of the many important additional works which they proposed to carry out to improve the Rangoon Harbour and its approaches, notified, under the provisions of section 82 (1) of the Rangoon Port Act (Burma Act IV. of 1905) and with the previous sanction of the local Government, the imposition of a river due of one anna and six pies per ton on all goods landed from or shipped into any seagoing vessels lying or being within the limits
1. O. F. Misquith.
2. R. J. C. Robertson.
3. H. W. Watts.
4. Siegmund Oppenheimer.
MEMBERS OF THE TRADES ASSOCIATION.
5. F. F. Goodliffe.
6. W. Redmond (Secretary).
7. C. Stuart.
8. J. McGeachin (President).
J. E. Du Bern.
F. D. Phinney, M.D. Geo. Blackstock.
S. C. Coombes.
13. M. Oppenheimer.
14. A. C. Martin.
15. T. R. Calvert.
16. W. M. Turner.
bly urged the claims of the association in council with such satisfactory results. Mr.
H. W. Watts was the first member chosen to serve on the Port Trust Board.
In common with the Burma Chamber of Commerce, the Rangoon Port Commissioners and the Rangoon Municipality, the association joined in the congratulatory address presented to Sir Herbert Thirkell White on the occasion of his first public entry
in which there was undue delay were asked for and supplied by the association.
On the introduction of the new India five rupee currency note the association addressed the Government of Burma and asked why this note was not made payable in Burma, pointing out that they could hardly understand how so serious a step as depriving one province of the benefit of this note came to be taken without some public state-
of the port, awhether such goods shall, or shall not, be so landed or shipped at any dock, wharf, quay, stage, jetty, or pier belonging to the Port Commissioners.a
The proposal met with strenuous opposition from the Burma Chamber of Commerce. The association, however, considered that a river due on all goods landed or shipped from the port to be by far the most satisfactory method of raising the necessary funds, that theThe proposal met with strenuous opposition from the Burma Chamber of Commerce. The association, however, considered that a river due on all goods landed or shipped from the port to be by far the most satisfactory method of raising the necessary funds, that the