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The London correspondent of the Sydney "Morning Herald" write 1 . — "The most remarkable incident m practical science ia the reoent test and exhibition of a new process of meat preservation. I have been a witness of the marvel — a most cheap and simple process of food preserva tion of the utmost interest to the coloniesHere is one thing which it claims to do. and whioh I have no doubt a) our. It can treit 30 carcises of oxen for 30a, the time occupied three hours, and send them a six or twelve weeks' trip aa ordinary cargo, and guarantee its arrival fresh and good and as pure as the day the meat was killed. I saw meats, fruits, fish, many weeks old, as good m appearance and flavor as when they were eu traded to tbe inventor's simple operation. London scientific men have subjected the foods to severe tosts, and are satisfied that at last one of the greatest problems of the day is being solved. By-and-bye * The Fairy Tale' will be publio property. I mention it here ai something of the greatest moment, to Australia loa Is not a faotor Id tbe new method ; no ioaroom is required, and the meat is not soddened, nor the fruit softened. Imagine the possibility of Australia turnlug rabbits to aeoount j they are a popular article of food throughout Great Britain ; by the •id of the new invention they could be packed like herrlugo, and arrive not only sweet and good, bnt could be kept » week or so at the poulterer*' afterwards. la England during the year toni of fiih are destroyed by being too long at sea, or from arriving at an overstocked market. Every smaok and steamer oan be fitted with ' treated ' water, into wbfeh the fish when oanght c»n be thrown. They will thus remain as fresh as when oanght for weeks. I saw eels and white herrings which had been kept a fortnight tb.4 had as freeh a smell aa if they had just oome to market. What a bloislng to the poor if all this works out In praotloa as the inventor olalmi, and as X sincerely believe it will.

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AN IMPORTANT DISCOVERY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2098, 30 March 1889

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AN IMPORTANT DISCOVERY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2098, 30 March 1889