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AN INCALCULABLE WDSS TO. SYDNEY.
! Afr. H. Pateson, the general manager of the Fresh Food and Jce Co., considered that if the Governor- General takes up his residence in Melbourne the result would be a loss' to this colony, the seriousness' 0£ which Will' be very great indeed. ? ' Wherever the 'swagger' man goes,', he uM 'thrtro Hip Bftnifltv nfinnifi will ko tQO.
and -wherever' they are, naturally enough all the big functions, will, take place. These functions .will, or course, take away a .great deal of trade from somewhere,' and the. ' somewhere in this case means Syd ney. .; Property will' be-. greatly enhanced over : tfiere, and there will be' a correspond ing heayy depreciation in it here.' ?.. 'You would be surprised,' continued Mr: Pateson, 'were I; to . let you know what- a tremendous difference even the Melhourrie Cup scac-un makes to us for four or fivo - weeks. Any firm w'hidh caters extensively for the public must lose a tremendous sum, and if-.th* Governor-General takes up his. residence in Melbourne the Io3s to the jeading estab
lishments here will be incalculable. Fur thermore, it will cauee an increase in the number of unemployed here, for it- stands to reason that Melbourne will give prefe rence to its own people in the matter of work.' 'Speaking in. regard to your own firm ?' 'Well, we shall either have to reduce pur business — which would mean many people would be thrown out or work-^-or else open up in Melbourne as well. There could not be any other course to adopt.'