Equally applicable to any epoch, I imagine.


Some of the Aldermen say that the citizens should themselves directly undertake the removal of “nuisances” from the city, instead of expecting the corporation which taxes them so highly to do it for them. Were the citizens to agree to this, and to commence the removal of the worst nuisances first, there would be a few vacancies in the City Council directly.

Halifax Citizen, Jun 1, 1865. Page 3 Column 5.