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We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions expressed by our correspondents. THE LICENSING LAW.

TO THE KDITOB. Sik.—l had painful evidence the other day of the need of each letten «■ 'that of tbeßev E A. Scott, whfoh appeared In yon*, oolumna two or three weeks ago. Vißltlng a person who has been laid helpless by olokness for the last two months, she Informed me that on a reosnt Sunday her husband came hoasa drank. SLT 111 ?* 1 ? 1 " 8 "**;?»'••" oompletef; upset. It Is very evident that the local pnb oans are breaking the law by snpply. lngllquor to known residents, and If the police do not ccc to the matter the pqblle will have to take it op themselves, cither by appointing Vigilance Oommitteeß or In aome other way. I« m aware that tha rwßon m aome districts why the polloe do not take action more frequently la that: when a case is brought forward the. Magistrates are very nnwllllng to convict. But when a oiear oaae of this kind ooeara It la sarely time that the matter waa brought before the Minister of Juitlee, Truatlng this subject will have th« attention it deserves, I ana, etc . J.Booxwbotd*

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CORRESPONDENCE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2018, 20 December 1888

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CORRESPONDENCE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2018, 20 December 1888

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