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IK-Fery iett-jr must ba accompanied by the name j.ud uddres.i v( thy writer, uot necessarily for publication, hut as ;i guarantee of good faith. Rejected letters iwnnot be returned under any circiunutauces wliatovtr. Correspondents are advised to keep copies of their letters, :io thin nilf will ba adhered to strictly.]

THE INDUSTRIAL WAR CONTROVERSY. TO THE EDITOR. Sir.,—l\"r Sivertsen's views on what he calls " industrial war" have been made public, and they give an indication of some remedy he had to propose. I therefore regret to notice that his latest letter on the subject has distinctly lowered the tone of the controversy with Mr O'Regaa. Surely that gentlemau was quite within the bounds of controversial courtesy in asserting that Mr Sivertsen'a reasoning was *' illogical." etc., without having the abusive personal epithet "supernatant politician" pitched at iii 3 head. Mr Sivertsen should not provoke a newspaper war if he desires to take a part iti stopping " industrial war." —lam, etc.. Courtesy. Dunedin, September 1L

"CRUMBS OF COMFORT." TO THE EDITOR. Sir, —To those members of the football public who cannot i'acognise defeat allow me to dedicate the following crumbs of comfort : If Adams and Campbell had not scored those tries; If Wood had potted that goal instead of Hardcastle; If the referee had penalised those breaches he didn't see; And if our donkey had not stopped (o flick his ear with his tail he would undoubtedly have won the race. Verb tap I am, etc., E. B. Vance, Of Wellington. Dunedin, September 15.

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CORRESPONDENCE., Issue 10421, 16 September 1897

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CORRESPONDENCE. Issue 10421, 16 September 1897

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