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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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