To the Editor. Sir, —Please allow me a small space in your paper to ask the business people of Ashburton who have work to bo done, why they do not give it to the married men having homes of their own, and families to provide for, instead of giving it to people that don’t do any good for the town. For instance, I have seen lately boys getting men’s wages when they cannot do half so much work. If the people studied their business and gave the married men the work they would be able to pay their way, and not be obliged to sell their little homes and go somewhere else to seek for work. As for the butchers they all seem to grumble in the same way that people are running away and not paying them ; but of course it is their own fault as well as the rest, and as for myself I should only like to see twice as many more of the business people let in, and then they would study a few of the Ashburton residents instead of seeing them have to break up their comfortable little, homes. Let any one of them contradict it if they like, and say that it is not time. —am, Ac., D. W. Flinch.
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