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In a recent editorial in the Brisbane Daily Mail the city council is taken to task for their want of progressive energy, and says that while Brisbane is advancing- towards’ a great commercial centre, it is falling further and further behind with respect to those conveniences which should help so largely to make it a place of healthy and happy residence and a city of pleasant holiday resort. .In its present condition it ia neither. Following on. the Mail is of opinion that the streets are neither well formed nor well kept, and the progress in regard to sanitary services have been blindly unheeded. Brisbane is a tine sample of incompetent municipalism. The city needs a thorough clean-up from end to end, and more than anything else it wants an up-to-date sanitary service in place of the present abominable pan system. The paper further urges the council to approach the Government with a view to establishing a proper sewerage system, holding that the work cannot be done out of the ordinary funds. The article winds up with an appeal to the ratepayers to he up and doing. Probably a little new blood would do more good than columns of newspaper controversy.

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BRISBANE., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 29, 9 November 1907

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BRISBANE. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 29, 9 November 1907

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