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TO THE EDITOB. g IB _To recuperate the vocal chords and evolve fresh ideas one presumes is the object of Parliamentary recess. Protectionists believing their policy benefits the greater number, would it be out of place to suggest differential duties ? Auckland, for instance, has shorter nights than ourselves, and consequently burns less candles. Should she not, therefore, pay more duty by way o! punishing Nature for giving her the geographical position ahe has ? Soap, too, has risen in price. Now, if there is one thing more than another civilisation wants it is plenty of soap hence the necessity for cheapness. In all seriousness, sir, how long are we to put np with this insane legislation, aptly described as “an aggregation of selfishness on which the prosperity of a country is built.” The talkiste, too. V\ ould it not be better each speech should be written out, taken as read, and so published ’ What expense would be saved, and unseemly wrangling a thing of the past ! George, the greatest thinker of the age, promises to visit us and denounce Protection, coupled with blatant orators. I am, etc. Lumper, Dunedin, October 19.

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THOUGHT CHIPS., Issue 8043, 21 October 1889

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THOUGHT CHIPS. Issue 8043, 21 October 1889

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