TO THE EDITOR. Sib, —Like comets in their movements through space, so are some public bodies erratio, more so when playing the r&le of philanthropists. It is a new departure for "Jack " to have his life insured when crossing the herring pond. Why necessary in Dredge 222 was a poser, if thoroughly seaworthy. The idea was worthy a Plimsoll. But why deferential life values? Th«
'■ runners, poor fellows, were to have no provision made for their families, and yet they ran the risk of the regulars, who were the favored. One really thinks it the case of the boatswain's mate—" Ho means well, I' only he don't know how,"—l am, etc., Jack Bonsby. Dunedin, September 17.
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PLIMSOLL OUT-PLIMSOLLED., Evening Star, Issue 8017, 20 September 1889