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THE HIRE SYSTEM.

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THE HIRE SYSTEM. The popularity of the hire system is ample prooof that it supplies a genuine want. Still, there are persons who, for selfish purposes, attempt to decry the system, and would, if possible, destroy public confidence in that which lias proved of such an inestimable benefit to thousands of persons. Given a firm of repute and substance, and the buyer or hire purchaser is amply protected. But for this system of purchase comparatively few would be able to become possessed of exjpehsivfc articles, such as pianos, sewing machines, and superior furniture. The Singer Sewing Machine Company, whose mode of doing busi- ness we can speak in the highest praise, is in itself a proof of the value of the hire system. The company, during the past twenty years, have put out no less than 2,000,000 sewing machines in the British Isles and at the pre- sent time they have over a quarter of a million customers paying weekly on this easy and advantngVKms system. The fact that such an immense amount of business can be done by one firm alone, and done in such a manner that we really hear of a case going into court, speaks volumes in favour of the hire system. Indeed, it is seldom that we find la.rge piano manufacturers or sewing- machine firms, or, indeed., any other goocl business houses, making a wrong use of this long-tried and popular system. It is esti- mated that 30 per cent, of householders are patrons of the hire system. But a wrong impresssion exists amongst a certain class of people with regard to pledging, selling, or otherwise disposing of hired goods. A case recently tried before the courts, viz., that of Charles Jeffreys v. The Singer Manufacturing Company. This was a case in which the machine was taken by the landlord for rent, whereupon the hirer was sued for balance due on the machine, and promptly recovered. It should be distinctly understood that it is illegal to part with any goods hired until such time as they become the absolute property of the hirer. The bona fide hirer, however, need have no fear when dealing with a reputable firm, for, in most cases, allowance is made in cases of sickness or misfortune. =:

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APPEASING THE SPIRITS. !

INGENIOUS LOCAL INVEN. TIONI.

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