Is still kept up, while Corn is going down. The bakers say it is not their fault, for the Millers keep up the price of flour. They say that if they got the flour cheap, they would give cheap bread to the public.
Let us turn, then, to the Millers of Cork, and ask them, why they do not lower their prices, when the price of corn has declined? The cost of grinding is not more one week than it is another. If corn rise, the Miller raises the price of flour. If corn fall, the flour is stationary. Its tendency is ever upwards.
It is a very singular thing to us, who can only look on the surface of things, that the Cork Millers would not lower the price of flour, as the Kerry Millers have done. Prices have fallen about four shillings a bag in Tralee. No such reduction has taken place in Cork. How is this? In Tralee, there is a reduction of three pence a stone on flour sold by retail. The Cork retailer, not having received the benefit of the reduction on corn from the Cork Miller, cannot allow the Cork consumer the sixpence reduction that Kerry retailers allow the Kerry consumer.
We should like to have a little explanation of this singular discrepancy.