We are at all times ready to give expression to every shade of opinion, but in no wp.y do we hold ourselves responsible for the views advocated by our oorrospondents.l
KAILWAY TO AKAROA THE EDITO]!,
Sir: Tbe suog >fcion that a loan should bfi rniapd by the boiotigh to lengthen the wharf for tbe benrfit ol the Union S S Co requires but a slight examination to ,-cc that only the company named would benefit by this expenditure, as the ca?h lifipd by every excursion reaches their coilers We are told by tho-e advocating tha estrnsion' of the wharf that larger bo-its would come heic, but why should Inrger boats ootne here whin/ them is nothing for them to carry. The trade of Akaroa vill never warrant large vessila calling here until the harbour is tapped by a train service. What is required is rfn enabling bnl passed by Parliament, gtvin.' power to devote the funds accruing from tb" whaif dues to tha Government for an extension of the railway line from Little River, and the brinping over of thfl Lake Coleridge cable. If these iunds were effereri to thp Government for 'bis combined purpose with the surplus returns fromeales of eltotrio power, there is little doubt but the two unrUrtakinge would be carried out in a very short time. There is also the inoome now bain?; colleoted from the lake lands to be added to ttiie, and with energy and push by the Peninsula residents the cable and rail way can be brought here. See what push and energy bas done in Central Otago in fitting the railway through in that distriot, The same cat) ba done b«re. RESIDENT.
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CORRESPONDENCE, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3507, 24 December 1915