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TO THE EDITOR. Slß,— ."Will you kindly allow me space m your oolnmiß to draw attention to a very dangerous practice indulged m by a peraotj •tthebek of tbe North Belt, v z., th firing-off of » gon every night at cats and dogs m a quarter «ors> section with two other houseß only about half a ohain a* ay from Ms own, on each side, and with other houses all around. At one of these houses there are, I know, no less than ■Ix children running about, fceildea others that may be gathered around On Tuesday sight at tea minutes p»st nine two reports were heard and another at 11 p.m. One of the neighbours, now lying ill, received a rather severe fright through the same thing. Two others are afraid to ■How their ohlldren to be out after desk md also afraid to venture out themselves

Now, Sir, I would atk yoa if the law of New Zealand allows saoh a thing to go. on unnoticed. If so, It Bhoold be altered for the safety of the people round about such gon- firing neighbors. I have no animosity against the man who Is the oitue of my complaint, Indeed he Is a perfect stranger to me, bnt I certainly think the objeotionable and dangerous practice he Indulges In should be pot a stop to.— l sin, etc, Om Annoyed.

Aihbarton, April 19th, 1889 [The law of the OoloDy provides for the grlevanoe oomplaloed of by oar correspondent, Subseotlon 28 of Seotion 3 of thePolloe Offences Aot. 1884, providing foe a penalty net exceeding £5 m the case of anyone who " Dltoharges •ny firearms without reasonable otuse, In or on any pabllo place, or so near thereto as to endanger, annoy, or frighten the passera-by." " One Annoyed " should oompUln to tbe police. Ed.]

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A DANGEROUS PRACTICE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2114, 20 April 1889

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A DANGEROUS PRACTICE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2114, 20 April 1889