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ANDERSON BAY POST OFFICE.

IO THE EDITOR.

Sje,—Your correspondent u Pro Bono Publico ” has at last awakened to the fact that Anderson Bay is a sleepy place, and can be talked into anything. Twenty years acquaintance with the same order of_ things proves him an old identity, ever anxious for the benefit of the many, which majority he now contends are going to suffer. What are the facts ? The postman now delivers to thirty houses in the Bay ; the remaining eighty arc dependent on the good offices of the local storekeeper, whilst the residents of Tomahawk have no other course but to get their letters as they can, and must walk much further than your correspondent to post or get a letter. Now, independent of Tomahawk district, the eighty householders in Anderson Bay have a right to consideration, both as to how and when they shall get their letters, and by the present system the Home letters are delivered so as to lose the outward direct mail. We are pot old identities, nor are we all asleep, and, as we pay our proportion of subsidies, we consider that those we r jpresent have quite as good a right as your corespondent to be served, more especially as we are in an overwhelming majority. We represented matters to the postmatter, who was most courteous, but asked ns what those on the line of delivery would aiy to an alteration ; and at his suggestion we agreed to put the matter before them, and get their signatures or otherwise. We did not consider that, should they all refuse, the majority would be bound to endure the present state cf matters; but we were anxious to make matters as agreeable as nosaible, flow many refused to sign? Only two. We went te the trouble of seeing Mr Ross, who promptly offered to catty the mails for nothing, only asking for a gratuity for his drivers. The postmaster has placed the office in a central position at the junction of four roads, and has left the box at the bottom of the hill, whore your correspondent can still use it. Moat of the thirty houses now served have children at the school, to which Ohe pee* office is quite close. What hardship ca n it be to allow the children to call for the letters of thirty and grant proper postal facilities icgr »t least treble that yuunber i

After taking all the trouble we did, it is somewhat late in the day for your correspondent to make complaints, as if he had not had an opportunity of knowing what was going on. Sleepy Anderson Bay in very truth ! “ Qni s'excuse, s’accnsd.” Your correspondent may apply the moral. — We are, etc,, Robert Lee. Ciias. S. Owen. Anderson Bay, September 27.

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ANDERSON BAY POST OFFICE., Evening Star, Issue 8025, 30 September 1889

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ANDERSON BAY POST OFFICE. Evening Star, Issue 8025, 30 September 1889

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