TO THE EDITOR. Sir, —Walking along a public road the other day, in a township not two miles from your city, I was brought up by a wire fence breast high, containing two barbed wires, planted right across the road. Fortunately, as I was walking, I was able to save myself from injury by this monstrous obstruction on a public street; had I been riding, an awkward accident might have happened. Now, sir, will you tell me who is responsible for this dangerous fence across the Queen's highway 1 Are the owners or occupiers of the property on either side, against whose fences the ends of this one adjoins 1 Or is th« Town Board liable ? It can hardly be doubted that a Magistrate would inflict a pretty severe fine on anyone proved guilty of fencing across a public thoroughfare with barbed wire. It is most unjust to hardworking ratepayers and tenants of small holdings to allow any individual to fence in the public road in this way. Such a man uses his neighbors' fences and the public roads without contributing.a fraction for their maintenance.—l am, etc., Ratepayer.
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INFORMATION WANTED., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2460, 7 July 1890
INFORMATION WANTED. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2460, 7 July 1890
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