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i . To the Editor

• see from the report of the County Engineer on the Forks protective works 11 that- he does not consider any other jffiffita require' protecting than those altfeady tendered for, viz., between Goode’s ahd'Watkira*. Had the ratepayersunderthib such was to be the result when they signed a petition to the County Cotiricil, offering to be taxed atone shilling in-the pound; none but the three or fbnr to be benefited by the works would haYe sighed thattlotsmuent.. As an instance 1-htiy mention a ' farm on Greenstreet’s rah which waa bought by Mr. Tisch. On Mbuday lastthe small fresh then in the ilt'OTjoWfifiltmhd it for a width of about tSti chain?, and should Mr. Baxter ever ssifc this place in an ordinary fresh, he will have little trouble in finding the spot, aktbe river has broken over its banks and foUri'A* its outlet oil the Alfred Forest Kbhd i serin al times during the past two years: '’ThUre is also another point on the - South bianch which wants protective works ; that is near my own property." I have had about a mile of fencing and twelve acres of the best of my lahd''Washed away, and some of the faneing'ha’s beep erected three or four times. More- than' that, my land is made use of as a Messrs." Aitkeh, Corbett, ■andnthers are suffer eraas well as myself, ■idnd it is an undeniable fact that Mr. Corbfetfaiid myself are heavier losers by the fibods than all the rest of the people in thd'Fbrka' put together. At the public Ploothig when the ratepayers expressed themselves favorable to a shilling rate, if ‘was v On the understanding . that the South branch was to be protected as well as the north, and it was upon this understanding tßSfthi petition'was signed so (jjjiJHiiipouely. If this understanding is out « J consider that those Jppd&iieti.' by the taxation have ’Ms Effect. right to withdraw their s * .ipova. the petition. The ratenaypjii in thje [Forks have had sufficient done them in the matter of the % 'T>igby*a and the alteration in {ip'e ..<>£ She railway, without being ' )tqpc‘e4 .'for, : benefits which are only to be in,the ah&pe pf taxes.—l am, &c., ■■ SaBOIHT. _

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FORKS PROTECTIVE WORKS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 29, 2 December 1879

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FORKS PROTECTIVE WORKS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 29, 2 December 1879

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