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We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions expressed by pur correspondent!; THE PUBLIC LIBRABST. TO tIHE EDITOB. f Sib,— T>arkneßa Id the reading ronm of the Publfo Library ia now becoming a common occurrence. For three nighta daring this laat week, myself, with three others, (after waiting for some considerable time fnr ono or tho pther of the two servants to come and enlighten our darkneis) have had to leave" the room In disgust. The reading room m intended aa » public convenience, and certain offijere are paid a obtain amoant per year to tee that the convenience of visitors to the reading room are Id a reasonable way attended to. If one of the oommon laborers of the Oonno'l woro to neglect his specified duties he would certainly get the sack, or if the olerk m a private firm were guilty of tho llkn dereliotlon he would aoon bave to make room for someone else, and T o»rnot bog why a olerk belonging to a pubiio body Bhould not attend tohls specified work the same as If be were engaged by a private firm. This oontlnuous running short of light may appear to some people a very trifl ng matter, but it ia vory annoying, It is becoming bo oommon that it cannot be put down to forgotfulueaa. There is a'so a sorew loose somewhere with referauce to the Englieh porlodloals. As regards some of these it Is about a week after tho malls come m before (hsy make their appmai-oe ln»tbe reading room. I have soon Bomo of the perlodloala dhplayed Id the ntatlonera* windows for five »ud tsix days before they have shown up m the reading room, Hoping the abovo irregularities will be fmmodlatoly attended to. and with the aagu;eBtion that It would perhupe be aa well if those who frequent the reading room after tea yrevo to ts.ka a candle with them ia case there should be no gi»s. I . I nin/eto,, tu-^;. h'-rJ i-'-i ha $w

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CORRESPONDENCE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2094, 25 March 1889

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CORRESPONDENCE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2094, 25 March 1889