Manawatu Times, Rōrahi XXVII, Putanga 7906, 17 Whiringa-ā-rangi 1904, Page 3
Seddon On Defensive^
A Test Case
To Fiend Out
What The Act Meant
Ye Gods !
(Per Press Association.)
Wellington, Last Night. Meetings were held to-day and to-night to protest against the early closing clauses of the Shops and Offices Act.
The proceedings were somewhat noisy.
The Premier attendpd both meetings, which carried resolutions demanding the suspension of tho Act, and protesting against its passage in tho dying hours of the session.
Mr Soddon, in his speech, indicated that there were discrepancies in the Act, and said a tost case should be taken to determine what the Act meant.
[Mr Seddon sent 6000 words of " explanation " over the New Zealand wires last night at the public expense. We were obliged to refuse the message owing to the lateness of the hour.]