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Sir. — I was very glad to see In the leader of the "Guardian" last night, that In your opinion the half-holiday quoßfion ahould not bd loat sight of, just because one or two are not m favos or it. I hope after what you have said on tha subjaot, that the promoters of the half-holiday movf meat will not rest until they have had tha public opinion thoroughly ventilated m the matter, and that they will wait upon the Mayor asking him to call a meeting for the aame. Aa I am aware that the Oounoll cannot devote any moneys from tho Borough funds for the expense of such meetings, and as I am myself a sympathiser with the movement, I am prepared to place the Oddfellows hall at their disposal free of cost. I am etc., R. Elston, Lessee.


Sir.— As an assistant I read with pleasure your very able article m laat night's Ashbnrton "Gnardlan" re the half-holiday, I am convinced from having seen the working of the half-holiday elsewhere, that It does not interfere with business, bat is oondaolve to the interest of employers' Insomuch that the assistants return to business, fresher, healthier and more energetla men, more desirous of pleasing their employers' for the simple' reason they realiz j their employers study them. Farther it strikes me it is an aot of jastice, that those who work from 8 o'olook Saturday morning till 10 o'clock Saturday night, are fairly entitled to the Wednesday half-holiday, seeing that on Saturday we work an extra htlf-day. I have many a time heard complaints made of young men going out aouraing, shooting eto on Sunday, but we must have reoreation and exaroise, and if we cannot get oat during the week, then I maintain, for the e*ke of health, we are perfectly justified m going out on Sunday, I trust that cost the subjeot haa found its way Into your respected paper, It may reoelve the oosideratlon it deserves, and result m common fairness m the granting of the Wednesday half-holiday.— l am eta, '<* Nil Dbsperandum,

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THE HALF-HOLIDAY QUESTION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2104, 10 April 1889

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THE HALF-HOLIDAY QUESTION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2104, 10 April 1889

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