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Wellington, April 21.

The Representation Commissioners reassembled to-day to consider objections to the boundaries. Twenty objections have been received, but it is understood that some of them are informal.

Before the Sweating Commission to-day a' plumbersaidthafcalargeamount of defective plumbing was done in Wellington, and the result was often defective sanitary arrangements from which sickness arose. Unskilled workmen started in business and they in turn employed boys or incompetent hands and were not capable of properly directing them. It was a fact that the employment of plumbers was a terror to householders in Wellington just now. ' ,

An ex-assistant groom of the Co-opera-tive Bus Company said he worked five days in the week from 5.30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on another from 5.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The wages were 25s per week The President of the Bakers' ;Union stated that before the Union came into existence, bakers in some shops worked from 7.30 to 9,30 p.m., 90 hours per week. Now the hours "had been reduced .to 57 per week.' v -1-

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 3407, 22 April 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 3407, 22 April 1890

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