THE ANNEXATION OF MANSFORD TO PORT CHALMERS.
TO THE EDITOR. Sir, —Has Mr Allen, the Mayor of Port Chalmers, any opinion on this matter ? If he has, why does he not publicly express it ? Some days ago I attended a large public meeting called by him “to consider the question, in response to a numerously-signed petition to the Council from ratepayers in Mansford,” and was much disgusted to find that gentleman, to whom we naturally look for guidance in public concerns, could not, or would not, state bis views (for reasons best known to himself). Toe proposal to annex was carried at that meeting almost unanimously (five only voting against); yet, in spite of the public opinion then expressed, a contra petition emanating from tho Borough Council is being sent round, and was in due course brought to me for signature. Perhaps Mr Allen will reply; but, if the fact of his uttering anything at all on the subject (which is one of groat importance to Port Chalmers) will coat him a vote at the forthcoming mayoral election, may he still keep quiet, carefully watching how the cat is likely to jump.—l am, etc., Ratepayer. Port Chalmers, October 19.
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THE ANNEXATION OF MANSFORD TO PORT CHALMERS., Evening Star, Issue 8042, 19 October 1889
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