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NO PLACE FOR A WHITE MAN

. A "New Zealand Herald "reporter had a nhert chat with a boatman, Mr Connor who has recently come back from the Argentine, where he went lofiearoh of employment. Some friends who preoeded him got good situations, bat as he saw nothing to suit him, he oame baok again. He says there Is plenty of work In Buenos Avres for carpenters, bricklayer*, maiona, plumbers, painters blacksmith?, and similar ttades, nnd any person oan get work on the railways or docks at about 3 dollars or 9±» a : day The average wages of oarpenters and others Is from 3J to 4 dollars or 10s to lls a day. On the ether hand living Is expensive. The commonest meal cannot be had under 1b64« A very small cop of ooflee osti 10 to 12 cents, or abont Bel, and a very small roll of bread 6 cents. .An ordinary bed cannot be got uader 3*. Living would oost at least 6s a day, and an English working man could not live there with a family The Italians, who do all the laboring work m the olty, oan live almost upon nothing, and they and the Germans have brought wages down greatly. Tbelialuna are pouring luto the oountry at the rate of 25,000 every month, and there are Italian and Frenoh boats doing nothing else than canying these emigrants m batches of 150U to 1800 at eioh trip. There Is oo Sunday ia Buenos Ayres at all, and work goes on just as on other days. He ani his friends could not get even a single room m the town under 10s a week, and then they had to find all their own furniture

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NO PLACE FOR A WHITE MAN, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2133, 24 May 1889

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NO PLACE FOR A WHITE MAN Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2133, 24 May 1889

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