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CORRESPONDENCE.

[We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions expressed by our correspondents.]

PRICE OF MEAT.

TO THE EDITOR,

Sir, —Strikes seem to be all the go. The butchers have just struck for higher prices, and give notice that beef will be up to td and steak 7£d per ft, not to speak of a charge of 10 per cent, added if accounts are not paid m fourteen days. Now considering that 8001 b. beasts were sold m the yard to-day for £5 ss, and fat cows for less, and the pick of the sheep were sold for 12s 6d, average weight about 60ft, which, after deducting skins, tallow ("sinking offal" is, I think, the term) leaves them at about 7s per 60ib, it is almost time customers had a strike ; and unless some butcher comes forward and sells meat at a reasonable price I shall be prepared to start a cooperative butchery, and, I may add, a great many families will be prepared ,to join.—-I am, etc., Father of a Family. Aflhburton, Sept. 2. 1890.

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CORRESPONDENCE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2508, 3 September 1890

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CORRESPONDENCE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2508, 3 September 1890

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