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ELECTRIC POWER.

to TflE EDiroa. Dear Sir,—ld Cγ Lewitt's state menfc regarding electric power owned by the Council there are some strange contradictions, and as he is held by the councillors tc be en expert on the matter, I ask if be would supply a little inforroation on the items be bap in bis statement, viz : It costs £99 33 4d to produce, energy required by the butter factory, end this would bring back revenue of £60. On Mr Lewifct's ! own shewing the borough ia disposing iof all the energy sold at a lose. Again in his reply es to why the Council reduced lighting to shops, he Bays the shops used the light less than other i householders. This, I claim, in many j cases is not a fact. It is strange the reduotion in the cost of shop lighiicg benefits very few besides himself and Messrs T. E. Taylor & Co. I would refer Mr Lewitt to n statement made by the Minister of Public Works at a deputation from tbe email local bodies around Cbristchurcb, wbiob was re questing the right to dispose of electric energy, when be reminded them of tbe danger/ in permitting trades men as members of f-uch bodies power to deal in these matters where eucb might clash with their private interest?, 1 hold no brief for the butter factory or anyone else in this matter, but would like to see tbe chairman act, as the Mayor says, a square deal to all. —1 am, etc , ONLOOKER. [We think that our correspondent has misunderstood the Minister's statement. Unless business men were willing to give lime to local body work the public would lo?e CODRiderably thereby. — Editor Akakoa Mail.]

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ELECTRIC POWER., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3449, 3 November 1914

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ELECTRIC POWER. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3449, 3 November 1914

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