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CLEANING THE PAVEMENTS.

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CLEANING THE PAVEMENTS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERLIV AND SII-UBIAN. SIR,—I find that many of the residents in Commercial- street, have this day had notice that the Inspector of Nuisances has received from the Corporation peremptory instructions to prosecute all parties neglecting to have the footpaths in front of their premises properly swept and cleansed," &c. I presume this authority is given by the Council under the sanction of a by-law. If so, I should like to know whence they derived their power to make such a by-law. Why should tradesmen happening to live in the main thoroughfare be called upon to clean the pave- ments, when scavengers are employed by the town ? Why are not the scavengers instructed to sweep the pavement as well as the carriage-road ? The pavement is as much a public thoroughfare as the cart-wav and the attempt of the Council to thrust upon the inhabitant of any given house the obligation to clean the pavement in front thereof is an unjust measure—because it throws upon him the responsibility of removing a nuisance occasioned, not by himself, but by the public in general and nuisances caused by that indefinite body, "the public," should be removed by the public scavengers. The muddy state of the pavements during the last few days has been occa- sioned chiefly by the filthy state of the cart-ways, and yet tradesmen are expected to become scavengers, or extern porise scavengers at an hour's notice, to clear away the J dirt which they have taken no part in collecting. If the evil were caused by themselves, then the arrangement would be a proper one but—by-law or no by-law—while such is not the case, they ought not to be called upon to do periodical duty as scavengers for the benefit of the public. This is evidently a point upon which the Council ought to mend their ways" Yours, &c., WATCHMAN.

THE IRON AND GENERAL TRADES.

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