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CBVIOT.—'No name enclosed.

IRISH BOGS. <To tho Edltor.3 Sir, —The recent bog slide in the home of my fathers recalls the long cloud of contumely which hange around Irish bogs. Our Great Liberator was designated the scum condenser of Irish bog. Anybody born in the vicinity is dubbed a bog-trotter. Indeed, the word itself suggests something ludicrous. Yet a more beautiful sight this world does not present than a well-equipped Irish bog. The military genius of the Celtic race has been quickened. And more than one Irish general learned the rudiments of his martial calling in an Irish bog. The formation of the turf when cut and formed into grogans (pr. grogawns) reveals a knowledge of strategy, companies, brigades and squadrons follow in succession. But it is only when a bog slide, such as that in Galway, takes place, that the glorious spectacle of a grande armee in motion is beheld. Be Hivens! it's a sight to be remembered! Napoleon in his march through the Appenines could not hold a candle to it. The specie assinorum play a most inw portant part in this moving panorama.— I am, etc.. j GAELIC.

EXPOSED PRODUCE. (To the Editor.) s »v, —lt disgusts mc to see the way meat and fish are exposed to the flies and dust in some of the shops here. They ought to be kept in safes. In the absence of this, if covered with muslin or cheesecloth (which costs about 2d. per yard), it would be better than nothing. I saw some meat in a butcher's Bhop to-day completely covered with flies, and no one could have told whether it was mutton, beef or pork, without first brushing off the thousands of flies covering it. flive in a boarding-house, and the thoughts of eating meat that has been walked upon by swarms of flies (with their feet loaded with bacteria) does not improve my appetite. I do not believe in vegetarianism but for health's sake, let us have our meat and fish as clean as possible I am. etc, WORKING-MAN.

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CORRESPONDENCE., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 65, 17 March 1909

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CORRESPONDENCE. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 65, 17 March 1909