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Alarmed. The Strathleven experiment has alarmed the Yankees, as the following from the American Agirculturalist shows : —The shipment of meat from Australia to England has been successful, and that great island-continent, with 7,000,000 head of cattle, enters the contest for supremacy in the British meat market. In this matter, we, as a nation, are deeply interested, because any competition litre this, leads to questions that are vital to the meat producers of our great grazing interior. Can the growing of cattle bo cheapened! This is a question which is the natural outgrowth of rivalry ; and this will lead to the improvement in the kind of animals ; the production of more and better meat. All this is natural, and leads to good results. The matter of transportation will not be behind other interests, and a reduction of the present high rates will follow. Not the least among the benefits, will be a serious handling of the question of necessities of the middlemen, with a reduction of the number of hands through which stock now must pass, each one taking a portion that ought to go by good rights to the producer, or at least, be divided between him, and those who cousume the meat. There are a number of important problems involved in our present production of meat that a healthy rivalry will lead us to solve, to the best good of all concerned. With our large, vast grazing country, and a proper adjustment of transportation rates, a better class of animals, etc., we may hope to compete with Australia or_any other

country, in supplying meat to England. A negro, after gazing at the Chinese exclaimed, “If de white folks is dark as dat out dere, I wonder what’s de colour ob de niggers 1” When a man falls down his temp 13 generally gets up before he does. A Man named John Hole was so lazy that, in writing his name, he simply used the letter J. and then punched a hole through the paper.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 124, 10 July 1880

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Untitled Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 124, 10 July 1880