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A deputation from the Caversham Bsrough Council, consisting of Messrs Calder (Mayor), Bragg, Broadfoot, and Allen, waited on the St. Hilda Borough Council last evening with reference to the baths at St. Clair. Mr Calder said that the question of the public baths was one in which they were all more or less interested, and the object in waiting on them was to see what pecuniary assistance the St. Hilda Council would afford towards the undertaking. The Caversham Council had been the fiistto make any attempt to establish public saltwater baths, and now that a sum had been voted by the City Council it would require that that sum should be supplemented by the local bodies which were affected by the baths. Mr Bragg referred to the number of accidents which had occurred from bathing in the open sea, and the efforts made by Caversham to have proper baths erected, which would be for the benefit of no particular borough or class, but would be universally beneficial to the community. Mr Broadfoot said the question was one of money, and if the Council were not in a position to advance the money just at present, if they would pledge themselves to vote a certain sum before a certain time it would do equally well. Now that the Caversham Council had made the prime effort, would they, in the interests of humanity, assist them to put the baths on a proper footing ? Mr Gourley (the Mayor of St. Hilda) said that the object of the deputation had not been clearly defined in the circular which they had received with reference to the visit. Personally he was favorable to the proposal. The Caversham Council were to be corapaepded for tht) energy and publio

3>irit shown in tho establishment of baths, n the present occasion, unfortunately, they wanted money, but if they had applied for anything else—advice, for instancethere would have been no doubt as to their receiving it. It would be quite impossible for the Council to vote any sum to support the matter, and their funds would be fully taken up in meeting existing liabilities ; and a number of important works were to be undertaken, which would leave the St. Kilda Council no margin to vote anything for luxuries. The Council could not vote any money without consulting the ratepayers. Several of the councillors expressed themselves in favor of the scheme, and, as funds could not be expected to come from the Council, a personal canvass was suggested, when L2O or LBO might be raised without much trouble. It was stated that the deputation would be informed officially as to the result of any action taken in tho matter.

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THE ST. CLAIR BATHS., Issue 6606, 21 May 1884

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THE ST. CLAIR BATHS. Issue 6606, 21 May 1884

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