Mayor’s Patriotic Fund

To the Editor.
Sir.—As there seems to be some difficulty in getting from the Mayor a list of the moneys collected and forwarded by District Councils to the Mayor’s Patriotic Fund, perhaps the quicker way would be for each District Council that has forwarded money to give you the amount. On January 26 I sent to Mr. Ellery £18 3s., for which I hold his receipt—which, by-the-by, I had to write for several days after I had sent the money—and he then informed me that it was acknowledged in your contemporary’s Shilling Fund. I wish the greatest success to that and every other fund started for the same cause; but the money was collected for the Mayor’s Fund, and should have been acknowledged as such.
I am, Sir, &c.,
W. E. GILES, Clerk D.C. Stanley
Mintaro, February 16.