THE HALF- HOLID AY MOVEMENT.
TO THB BDITOB.
Bib,— Mr Albert Roberts la his letter In yritaraay'a " GaardUn " on tbli subj eot, apparently forgets that trades-people are the servants of the farmers, not the masters, and that without them their businesses would ba very insfgnifiaint. Of course we all agree that Saturday afternoon would be the nicest In the week for ns to take our pleasure, and that, no doubt Is the reason why the banks take It, for the simple retson that their are masters of the situation, but after them, it Is also the farmers day of pleasure aad baiineet, and they are praotloally the employers of us all,
If yon make Friday the market day, then those farmers In the Rakala district who oome to Ashbnrton nearly every Saturday would most likely go to Ohrlitohuroh once a fortnight and probablj save expanses on thelc ptjrehfties, that playing tight into i&» hands of the Ohrlstohnroh Farmers Gooperative Association, and the cutting storekeepers there, to our own detriment. It having been almost uoanlmonalj agreed upon that we shonld have a half, day holiday, then it is only aotlng m • oommon sense manner to ohoose the half* day that will oause the least lnconvßnlene* to the farmer*, onr ohlef employers, who* supply, four-fifths of the trade m tha plsop.
If the West Street merchants cannot agree amongst themselves, that Ii no reason why East Street should not set them a.n example, and then probably after • time the West Street firms would come to the conclusion they might just as) well eDJ >y themselves as the E»at 3treet»
Trusting the first week In Jane will see the movement property stttted, I am etc., P.M. Brook*.
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