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Camels at Portland. t'o the Editor,...i'ortland _Guardinr;'? Sir,-I understanid a petition.wt" presented to.. the Portland Borough Council with the intention of having my camels excluded from the streets of the town. Kindly allow me to explain my position through your press. Some two years ago I was engaged by Mr. Jennings, of Port land, to cart shells from Shelly Beach to the roadway, and for this purpose I brought four good, quiet camels to the district. I under Etand Mr. Jennings was not able to have the shells carted any other way owing to the fact that a rival in the' ehell grit trade had purchased the area of land immediately opposite the main track from the beach. In addition to the regular employment of the camels in the shell grit trade, I have applied to the Borough Coun cil each summer for the right to ply with my camels for hire on the beach, at Portland, and have been granted that right in respect to the North Beach. While operating at the beach, I camp with my camels neair the Government Paddock, and when I travel to the bench I avoid the town by passing along Browning St.; Oswald St., and Fern St. to Bentinck St., and then through Mr. Logans' gate to the bluff and on down to the beach. In the opinion of most.peo p)le, my camels are an asset to the commercial life of the town, antd when on the beach they 'are undoubt edly a great attraction to tourists and townspeople alike, being both interesting and entertaining in their slow, quiet way. The only offence the camels appear to have committed is that they work for conflictingy business interests to those oftheiir critics.-I am, etc., SULTAN AZIZ.
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