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If the recently appointed Railway Com missloners take a leaf ont of the book of tbe New South Wales Board they are likely to create somewhat of a sensation. By order of the Ohlof Commissioner, Mr Eddy, a oircular was Issued tt c other day to the railway employees requiring eaoh of them to at once send into headquarters a statement of his private liabilities ! There was as might have been expected (says the Dunedln "Star,") a considerable row over this peremptory ard singular ukase, and it his bet>n i Shiftily explained that complaints bad been for s 'me timo made by tradesman that certain effioers of the department refused to pay their just debts. Tho following is an exaot oopy of tbe circular : — "It baa beeo deoided that In cooseqaeooa of the targe number of complaints received by the Commissioners as to the Indebtedness of the employes (the complaints stating tbat after repeated applications to these concerned they have failed to obtain what m clue) intimation should be sent to the stiff that they ore expected to pny all their debts without delay. The Oommloelonera co isldtr that their titne should not be taken np with such matters and that it is discreditable to the employees ooccerued that It should be. A report Is required m a fortnight as to whether all outstanding liabilities of employees have been met by them, If after tbat any further oomplaint (s mado for which there Is justification the Commissioners will be prepared to take aotion Inform tbe staff at your station accordingly and report before the Slat Inst. whether these directions have been carded out by Ihose concerned."

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2061, 12 February 1889

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A SINGULAR UKASE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2061, 12 February 1889