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LARRIKINISM IN THE KAIKORAI.

TO THE EDITOR. Sir, —You r correspondent '' Observer " either does not know or wilfully misrepresents a very respectable portion of the Roslyn Borough. The impression left on my mind after reading " Observer's " letter is that there is resident in Anderston two young vagabonds, who have not only been a very great nuisance at the Band of Hope meeting in the hall, but are in the habit of pulling down fences and carrying the material home for firewood, and that it is unsafe for women and girls to go out after dark.

As an old resident of Anderston (some thirteen years), I cannot allow such base insinuations to go unchallenged. I deny that there is anything like larrikinism existing in this district. My occupation takes me a good deal about tho district (often at hours long after dark), and I have never met with anything like incivility or rudeness, nor seen the slightest indication that it would be unsafe for any female to bo out alone at any hour. Having been connected with the Band of Hope from its formation, I can confidently assert that the only two Anderston boys who ever proved at all troublesome at our meetings were not entitled to be called young vagabonds, and I believe would as soon think of chopping off one of their hands as of stealing either fencing or firewood from "Observer" or anyone else, and belong to highly respectable families, who are both able and willing to provide all household requisites. They may have been a little difficult to manage occasionally, but are bright, lively, and intelligent lads, who, I hope, will yet make their influence felt in the colony. Possibly your correspondent never was a boy, and consequently cannot make allowance for a little levity occasionally. I, however, hope that " Observer's " next communication will be less insinuating and more truthful.—l am, etc., John Wilson. Anderston, September 5.

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LARRIKINISM IN THE KAIKORAI., Issue 8006, 7 September 1889, Supplement

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LARRIKINISM IN THE KAIKORAI. Issue 8006, 7 September 1889, Supplement

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