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TO THE EDITOR. Sir, Being an unfortunate ratepayer residing in the above neighborhood, I desire to call attention to the disgraceful condition of the Glen road, notoriously one of the oldest and most neglected in the borough of Morniogton. The present condition of it ia such that it has been suggested to start an ambulance corps and a wooden leg factory. It certainly is high time that something was done to improve this road, either by forming a footpath (which is much needed) or else blinding the large and rough metal that has been strewn here and there, in the tinkering style that is so characteristic of the guardians of the borough funds. This would enable children and other pedestrians to arrive at their respective destinations with some degree of safety j whereas at present one is perforce converted into a kind of walking churn, consequent on the rough nature of the road, 1$ ha? been a noticeable feature that most of tho borough funds have been yoted to bo expended in the vicinity of the Council Chambers and the Presbyterian Church; and as I am neither a councillor nor a Presbyterian, I strongly protest against all the “ loaves and fi?hes ” being monopolised in that particular locality, to the detriment of other of the borough. I would urge tho ratepayers to take a decided stand against the very questionable manner in which the borough funds have been allocated, Qoly at the last Council meeting the mayor got a sum of money voted for the formation of a path opposite the “ kirk ” that he is a member of. There may be a few interested persons who appreciate such cheap zeal and devotion, but I think the majority of the ratepayers would like to see their money spent in a more equitable manner.—l am, etc., Disousted Ratepayer. Dunedin, July 8.

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THE GLEN., Issue 7956, 11 July 1889

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THE GLEN. Issue 7956, 11 July 1889

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