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THE FUTURE OF MILFORD. I

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THE FUTURE OF MILFORD. Milford is progressing. That everyone who has known the town for some years will readily admit. There is an air of prosperity about the place, and the people seem content. The rapidly growing fishing industry is mainly responsible for this satisfactory state of affairs, and of this there is ample proof. We now desire to impress upon all concerned the necessity of harmonious relations with each other. Let no personal strifes interfere with the general well-being of the town. If there are strained relations between salesmen and buyers on the fish market they should subside, friction giving place to an amicable understanding, working for the good of both. Not only in this but in other respects there is a great future before Milford if only the principal residents, those who are at the head of the town's chief industry, and those who govern public affairs will continue to take a pride in her welfare, and will be guided in all their doings by a true spirit of patriotism. For size and safety the Haven is unequalled, possessing most splendid facilities for all kinds of shipping, and we are delighted with the remarks of the Chairman at the Dock Company meeting on Wednesday. He indi- cates that Milford is on the eve attaining still greater prosperity, and of arting her position-which but for unreasore and un- reasonable apathy she would e taken years ago-of being able to rival ne of the larger ports of the kingdom. Wwelcome the suggestion that Milford shoulbe made the port of a fleet of American steers, and indulge the hope that it will be reaed at an early date. We see immense possilities in this proposal, and can thoroughly vreciate the Chairman's optimism. Referee was also made to tho new colliery unmaking at Freystropâwith the details of wch our readers are familiar-and the prospt that this will mean a considerable additio to the trade of the port. With other nevin(lus- tries, which we are confident will giiually shape themselves, requiring to utilise te port as a cheap and ready means of transitthere will be more employment, and as a seqence more people residing in the town, and gtter times for tradesmen. All the necery elements for Milford to thrive, to beconq a populous centre, and a hive of busy indtsq are near at hand, and we beseech all wh( eaa do anything towards attaining this deired end to strive their utmost, ignoring and dis- countenancing scything and everything hat will keep the town from taking the postion to which she is entitled if her unrivaled situation is properly utilised. The attenion of business speculators is gradually being focussed upon our too long neglected county, and there are many potent reasons why they are obliged to admit that here indeed is a fine field to reward enterprise and speculation. It behoves those who have charge of the interests of Milford to do all in their power to further enhance the town's prosperity by cordially encouraging every scheme and move- ment that will extend trade and ensure the more general use and appreciation of her excellent sea facilities. "Advance, Milford," should be their watchword, and let every inhabitant with high motives and pure aims, desirous of seeing the town progress, assist in securing her social, moral, intellectual, and commercial advancement.

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