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TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—Hitherto our quiet suburb has been able to boast of its law-abiding residents, and has been looked on as entirely free (even during elections) from the curse of ruffianism. However, during the last week or two it seems as if new blood had come to disturb that feeling of safety. One evening recently the screams of females were heard about ten o’clock at night, and I understand were caused by some young women being chased by a being of the male sex when returning from a church meeting. Knocking at the windows of defenceless girls’ rooms late at night is also another source of fear to inhabitants. But last evening the cry of murder was heard in School street about 7.30, and it appears that two men sprang out of the darkness upon a gentleman who was taking his evening walk, and severely maltreated him, until the sound of advancing footsteps caused them to take to their heels. I understand that the names of these parties are known, and hope they will be made an example of for the safety of others, Whatever may have been the motive of such an attack I cannot say, but the fact will cause parents to send an escort with their daughtars when attending evening meetings, and in view of the possibility of the recurrence of such cowardly lying in wait, I personally shall carry a heavy stick well shod with iron to repel any who may try conclusions with me in the dark.—l am, etc., Lithe and Active. Dunedin, August 2.

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LARRIKINISM AT ROSLYN., Evening Star, Issue 7976, 3 August 1889, Supplement

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LARRIKINISM AT ROSLYN. Evening Star, Issue 7976, 3 August 1889, Supplement