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We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions expressed by our correspondents. THE PRICE OP WHEA.T & FLOUR. TO THE EDITOR. Sib, — Aa yrn know, I do not often trouble yon with letters, end when I do I am not afraid to pat my name to the bottom of them. I would not trouble yoa now only a good many people think I was the writer of the letter, signed " Pair Trade." m Saturday's •• Mall." lam not the writer nor do I koow wbo wai. I am not going to dlßprovß any of your figures m your l»ador on the prices of flour and wheat, they are so absurd as to require no refutation. You cay yoa do not obpot to a little mild ehiff. Here is an offer made Id sober earnestness on behalf of my employer : — Take the management; of this mill for a year or bo and I will undertake to have yoa paid a salary of £250 per weak, or at the rate of £12,000 a yair, if yoa run the mill on your figures and produce the result you state. If yon manage this, I will farther undertake that you shall get a salary from one of the big mills m Tiraaru of more than doable the above, whioh, I fanoy, would be more th»n the united salaries of all the Ministers and members m the Souse of Repteaentatives put together: " Pale Trade " was entirely, too morteat (n saying yoa would be oheap at £6000 a year, you would be oheap at five times that to some of the big mills, and would mike the ditectors and shareholders worship you as a heaven-born miller who oould convert a non-paying oonoern into a Goloonda. Sir, yoa have allowed yourself to be galled by a man who knows more about how many pints there are In a cask of beer thin pounds of floor m a bushel of wheat. — I am, etc., D. H. Brown. P.S —Do not think the abjve is chaff, it Is sober truth, and I am ready to sit at your feet and learn my business over again, and then perhaps I can return the compliment by teaching yoa how to ran a newspaper, or ohange plaoes. Canterbury Mills, Aehburton, March 4. 1889

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CORRESPONDENCE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2078, 4 March 1889

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CORRESPONDENCE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2078, 4 March 1889