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TO THE EDITOR,. Sxe, —I beg to make purely an explanation with reference to the false statements of Mr Osborne in your issue of last night. In ihe first place, I may inform the ratepayers that Mr Osborne’s inquiries have not extended very far, or else he would very soon have found it was quite true Mr Fisher wanted £IOO for his past services as mayor. When he found the Council would not entertain the proposal he used his strongest endeavors with me personally to try and induce the Council to vote £SO; which suggestion I strongly objected to, on the ground of “ the low ebb of the borough’s finances.”. In support of the above statement I can' bring forward ample proof, should either MrFisher or Mr Osborne desire it.

Referring to the painting of the Council Chambers, I objected to the lowest tender, as it was impossible for the work to be done according to specification at the price stated - viz, £4 odd. Being a painter, I was the Council to draw up a proper specification, which I did. Therefore I knew that the tender.that was accepted was far too low to enable the work being carried out in a satisfactory manner. As for the three shillings’ worth of rotten rock placed bn footpath in front of Gr M'Kay’a property, I had no mote to do with it than Cr Otborne had.—l am, etc., Thomas Fiddis. couth Dnnedin, November 25.' i

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SOUTH DUNEDIN MAYORALTY., Issue 10478, 23 November 1897

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SOUTH DUNEDIN MAYORALTY. Issue 10478, 23 November 1897

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