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TO THE BDITOK. Sir, —Now that the rainy weather haa fairly set in, I beg to call the attention of the City Council to the disgraceful state of the footpath in Leith street, between St. David and Dundas streets. In wet weather it is almost impassable, and I think it is rather hard that the ratepayers in that block have to take to the middle of the road going to and from their houses to avoid the mud and slush all along the path. I cannot understand the reason why that part of the street is not asphalted as well as other parts of less importance. The ratepayers in that quarter ought to see to it at once, and have their rights adjusted, as I believe they are entitled to have asphalt paths in front of their houses, as well as ratepayers in other parts. However, if the financial state of the Corporation is rather low, let them put screenings instead of asphalt—anything rather than its present state. Then, again, the pathway leading through the Museum ground is sadly in want of repair; in wet weather it is also impassable. If the Corporation wiah to preserve the beauty of the place, they are going the wrong way to work by leaving it in its present state, because, instead of walking on the path, the people walk on the grass and tread it all down on both sides, and when the spring comes round the place will be half barren. There is only one way of protecting it, and that is either close it altogether or put screenings on the walk. If the member for that ward would kindly take a stroll round first rainy day he will see ample proof for my statement. Hoping something will be done at once—l am, etc., Resident. Dunedin, July 1.

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OUR PATHWAYS., Evening Star, Issue 7947, 1 July 1889

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OUR PATHWAYS. Evening Star, Issue 7947, 1 July 1889