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THE HALF-HOLIDAY MOVEMENT.

10 -HB editor.

Sir.— lt Is with satisfaction I observe that at last the projected h»lf-holld*.y is being dlsoussed with gusto m your evening paper. I therefore respectfully solicit youv extension of privilege ln granting me space to give expression to my opinions though f.eble .hay may aecm •gainst the mighty walls of Wert street. Yet, having knowledge of this faot that lv order to assist ns In arriving at a logical oonolualon It is necessary that we should heat- both sides of tho question, it is thou, on these grounds, I claim yonr kind induigenoe. I will but briefly refer to Mr Robert's letter In your Monday night's •• Gaardlan," claiming the the palm for Saturday as being tbe moat suitable day on whion we oonld entertain onr friends, swee.hearts, eto, Although sir, It Is ably, hnmorously and graphically written still Jt Is glaringly lacking iv argument to support his assertions. Io faot the arguments advanced, that Is to a_y, from a retailer's point of view are e.itlrely adverse to his assumptions For luatanoe we are told that the Faotory oloses on Saturday afternoon. Now sir, I think that Is a|very sfcrorg reason why we should keep open, simply because we live by accommodating suoh people, Tbe s.me appiiet to wurk.UKm.u m the oountry who take the advantage of t-aturJsy night to coma Into town and make their needful purchases, and who oould not oome at any other time without causing a great deal o 1 Inconvenience to their employers, and loss of time, whioh of oourse means loss of money to themselves, • to say nothing of other dlffi.nltles that would soorue from numerous causes too lengthy to dotsll. Aoting then undor Mr Roberts' loatractions <o extend our consideration to all concerned wo oannot oome to any other oocoiuslon bat tho one already •arrived At and .by all means stick to Wednesday. I trust that our respected friend, Mr Roberts will ere long see the error of his ways, and be found concurring with the unanimous wiih that Wednesday with all its convenient tendencies be the (toy and that tbosu who use Saturday as a subterfuge will be manly and say In plain English what they mean and not try vainly to gnll the publio. — I am, eto,, John Bull.

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THE HALF-HOLIDAY MOVEMENT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2131, 10 May 1889

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