Mails. —The next mails for the United Kingdom, &c, via San Francisco will close at Ashburton on Friday. The Chinese. —The Chinese Immigration Bill of the Grey Government is to be introduced by the Hall Ministry. Sale of Race Privileges. —Messrs Aclaad, Campbell, and Co, announce that they will dispose of the privileges appertaining to the Agricultural and Pastoral Show, and the races. These latter last year were keenly contested for, and as the business done on such occasions are for prompt cash, wo imagine that they should realize quite as much this year. The sale takes place on Thursday next, November t Otli, at (he Horse Bazaar at noon, dilions attached to the various items may be learned from Mr George Jameson or from Mr James Wilkie. The Preservation of Butter. —Our cablegrams announce from London the invention of a chemical mixture, the use of which will enable exporters to land butter in London fresh, without any salt in the butter keg. Details of course are not yet to hand, and the above is all the cablegram tolls us of the matter, or rather it is a conclusion jumped at from the telegram. If, however, the hint given should turn out correct and a means is supplied to the farmers of this colony of sending butter Home with a certainty that it be landed without mishap, a spurt will at once bo given to dairy fanning, and anew source of revenue will immediately spring up for the dwellers on the plains. The abundance of feed this year has already turned the attention of farmers and merchants to the possibility of exporting butter, as was evidenced by a letter to the editor that recently appeared in our columns. The invention referred ■toin . the cablegram would effectually settle the question by the opening up of a butter trade with the mother country. We hope the cablegram is the harbinger of a valuable discovery, and if so we only regret that the discovery has not been made ewjjfi, enough to ba useful this year.
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