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Ok behalf of the public some of whom have complained to us personally, we desire to call the attention of the police to the great inconvenience and annoyance caused to persons using the footways m Ashburton by the crowds of hulking men and larrikin boys who so frequently congregate on the pavements, and who, not only have not the politeness to make room for persons passing, but who frequently make use of language when ladies are near, of a very coarse and sometimes of an indecent kind. The language complained of is, it is true, seldom or never addressed to the ladies themselves, but is part of the ghoice conversation of the offenders, uttered, however, m tones so loud that lit QtwiQt but be heard, by those who

would gladly avoid hearing it if they could. We know that the police cannot be everywhere at the same time, and that ,they have just now their hands pretty /full, but they will confer a public benefit if tho.y give special attention to the j matter referred to and bring np a few of I the offenders before the Bench by way of an example to others. *

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A MATTER FOR THE POLICE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2053, 2 February 1889

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A MATTER FOR THE POLICE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2053, 2 February 1889

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