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THE WELLINGTON CARS.

TO THE KDITOB. Sir,—That enterprising gentleman Mr W. A. Young, having discovered that halfpenny fares would not pay, intimated through the daily papers that they would be discontinued from Saturday last. The conductors acting, aa I presume, under his instructions, were very anxious on Saturday to dispose of sixpenny tickets, which entitled the holder to travel twelve times, holding out as an inducement that the same privilege would hold good as long as the ticket lasted, but this turned out to be a hollow fraud, as yesterday I had occasion to travel from the Monument to the Botanical Gardens, and in the ordinary way tendered my ticket, but was somewhat surprised on being asked where I was going, and replying that it was immaterial was informed that tho fare was one penny all the way (of which I was aware) and a halfpenny to Albany street Post Office ; and I was, in fact, charged two pence, as each number as is Btated on my ticket represents one penny, the conductor nipping off two numbers in place of one, notwithstanding the representations made on the previous day. It is not the trivial difference of a halfpenny that is a matter of complaint, but it is what can be styled nothing short of a false representation I look to. Such a manner of doing business is not one well calculated to succeed or gain favor in the eyes of the public. I am credibly informed that I have a good right of action to recover the difference of the fare charged.—l am, etc., Viator. Dunedin, September 2.

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THE WELLINGTON CARS., Issue 8001, 2 September 1889

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THE WELLINGTON CARS. Issue 8001, 2 September 1889

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