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County Express
incorporating
BRIERLEY HILL, STOURBRIDGE, KIDDERMINSTER & DUDLEY NEWS
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE & EAST WORCESTERSHIRE CHRONICLE


Vol. 1, No. 32 ] SATURDAY, 10th., AUGUST, 1867 [ Price 1d.

GENERAL NEWS

"RETURNED EMPTIES NO LONGER FREE :- We dare-say the public will consider themselves hardly treated by the following :- 'The Great Northern, Great Western, London and North-Western and Midland Railway companies hereby give notice that on and after the 1st. September next they will cease to carry return empties free, and that the same will be subject to a charge which must be pre-paid. Particulars may be obtained on application to the goods yard managers of the companies, or to the station agents. By Order August 1867'. For a long time we have thought the companies were liberal in carrying empties free. Reduced dividends will do some good if they rectify such mistakes. We think companies ought not to work for nothing. They may carry empty casks, &c., back at lower rates than they carry them full to their destinations but they ought to be paid for all the work they do. - HERAPATH'S JOURNAL."