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Sotno time ago (remarks the ‘ Alexandra Herald. ’), owing to the experience of a friend who hud received much benefit from treatment by tin American patented machine, a Dunedin lady took up its agency. Her action was entirely bona title, lor she had good grounds for undertaking this agency. Suddenly and without warning, consultation, or intimation of any kind, a " Gazette ’ notice appeared prohibiting postal correspondence to the lady in question. The first intimation sho herself received was a note enclosed to a friend informing her that private correspondence had been retimed to tho writer from tho Dead Letter Office. A iciit'.enian who knew all the facts and had •ried with benefit, the treatment of tho in-

v.riiiiiout put himself in communication with i .Minister of the Crown, pointing out the. absolute injustice done to tho lady and the istsu" Chamber methods to which sho had been subjected. The lliiiitier very courteously wont into tho matter, and informed tho writer that the department (acting on the advico of an expert) had prohibited correspondence, but that if the lady in question would agree not to advertise the machine the embargo on her correspondence would be removed. Tho ways that are dark in Ihis matter are hero fully demonstrated, if tho machine is so bad that it should not ho used tho department should publicly say so. On tho olher hand, it is due to the agent that sho should get the privilege both to hear tho charge and rebut it. Nobody's reputation, business, or anything else is ?a?c if those methods ran bo adopted in New Zealand. Tho ‘Herald’ very properly asks; “ Who tho expert was, and what his advice was, and why the agent got no hearing?" [We have good reason for saying (hat tho Postal Department has now seen fit la remove. its embargo from the correspondence of tho Dunedin lady referred to, hut (ho public are certainly entitled to know (he, grounds on which she was subjected to the indignity of being bracketed with “undesirables,”—Ed. E.S.]

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EXPLANATION NECESSARY, Issue 15649, 13 November 1914

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EXPLANATION NECESSARY Issue 15649, 13 November 1914

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