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THE WHEAT & FLOUR QUESTION.

10 THE EDITOB. Sir,— The thanks of the community are certainly due to you for the article you pnbllsbed on the price cf wheat and fl ur, and so f»r, I think, your correspondents, "Fair Trade' 1 and D H. Brown, have not In any way proved your statement that £5 la 2d Is the " gross " profit shown on milling the am' ant of wheat sufficient to predeca one ton of flour, to be In- > oorreot. " Fair Trade " certainly dees quote some figures and charges us being justly liable to be deducted from the grots profits. These items will amount to •bout 25 par cent, and still leare a very large sum to account for, m addition to the supposed millers hit trade profit of 10s per ton. Mr D H. Brown <>oe« not deign to criticise your figures, but brings Mr Turner on the scene with some more , Inaccurate figures re salary, etc. When I went to school 52 times 250 equalled 13.000; however, a thousand or so don't trouble some millers,— l am, etc , X.XX.

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THE WHEAT & FLOUR QUESTION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2080, 6 March 1889

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THE WHEAT & FLOUR QUESTION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2080, 6 March 1889

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