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HOW THE POUND IS RUN.

[to the editor]

Sir,—Happening to be in my garden this Sunday morning at eight o'clook, I saw a 'couple of small boys with a cow for pounding. It happened that just then the poundkeeper's cow was being milked for him by a friend in the pound shed. To him the boys told their tale, that the oow had for four Hay 3 been trespassing in their father's paddock, However, the friend refused to lot them put her in, though the gates were unlocked and merely required swinging open. The oow was therefore turned adrift, and was feeding in Viard street when last I saw her, for she was not pounded at all.

This little story illustrates why the pound is so little used—tbat ia to say for its legitimate purposes. Tbe Council, in its wisdom, employs a ranger living at Takamatua, and, in its further wisdom, has separated the offices of poundkeeper and ranger, and ap° pointed to the keepership a well to-do tradesman, whose business does not lend itself to working tbe pound for it legal end, and thus this has for many year been grioviously neglected. Being a member of the Reserves Commit' tee, in whose oare the well being of tho pound Ib, I brought up at its last meeting '■ tt-.o question of putting its working on a bettor footing but our chairman, Councillor Munro, deproaated interference with the veoerablo aoandal, and told mo I had better bring the matter up at tho Council's next rneating. It was bis duty, more than that of any other Councillor, to soot o the efficient working of the pound, yet on my doing so, ho votod, wi _ont one word of explanation, with the silent majority ot sic to two. against any acton boinf; taken, although an nrcarißwerablo case was made oat for obange of both keeper and ranpjer. With the rnnger

That Headaoho, fullnoss of the Eyes, Nasnl diaohar<o, and Soro Throat, simply want a good treatment with "NAZOWi which ie prompt and certain in giving relief. Try it, 1/6 buys 60 doses.

I have no fault to find, it being bis misfor tune to live too far from the Boroughlo do his work efficiently, but as to the poundkeeper. I say that he has for many years blookod efficiency to.tbe detriment of his fellow-townsmen. I submit to him that since the chairman of the Reserves Commitiee will not move, it would be a gracefu act on his part to resign, and thereby restore the pound to onoe more fulfilling tbe im-' portant duties assigned to it by Act of Parliament.—l am, etc., W. H. HENNING. March 5. [We have published this letter in full, but consider it is one whioh should have been addressed to the Akaroa Borough Council direct.—Ed. Mail]

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HOW THE POUND IS RUN., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3528, 7 March 1916

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HOW THE POUND IS RUN. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3528, 7 March 1916

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