EAST WARD FOOTPATHS.
To THE EDITOR.
Sir,-Some time ago I wrote to your paper complaining about the state of a footpath in Wellington-street, between Hill and Lord streets, but nothing has yet been done in the matter, and it is now in a worse state than ever ; -the black sand is quite ankle deep, and every time one, walks through it one requires a bath, and it is inconvenient for a person like myself to go to the trouble of having to take a bath about four times a day. I noticed in your report ot tha last m etin/ of the City Council, that t.vo of the E 3fc Ward repro santatives called attention io i ho requirements of this ward, but I don't know whether th.s particular work 'was brought up by our representatives. I hops so, beeausy evory one is complaining, and it is really a source of annoyance, having to wade through this detestable black sand. TTnfortuuateíy one cannot walk on tb.3 opposite footpath, for a very valid reason-there is non?, and as for walking in the road, I for ouo strongly object to run the risk of being knocked ¿own by a vehicle of any description. The reason, per- haps, why nothing has been done in the matter, is because the Council, an a rule, take no notice of anonymous letters appearing in the press regarding these matters; but every- one does not care to sign his name when he draws attention to these things, not because he is ashamed or afraid to do so, but simply because, generally, it is not one person who complains, but very many. It is so in this particular case, and I for one object to let everyone know who is complaining by signing my name, and I think so long as the complaint is a just one, and has a certain amount of truth in it, notice ought to be taken of anonymous letters to the press. Thanking you in anticipation.
STILL A SANDGROPER. Perth, Feb. 8.