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A public meeting of Farmers and Employers of labor, was held m the Orange Hall Ashburton, to-day, when the follow ing resolutions were submitted :— Moved by Mr D. Williamson seconded by A. E. Peache, and carried:—"That an Association bs formed called the Ashburton farmers and Employers Association, the object of which is to secure for its members unity of action and protection of their just interests, and with a view to affiliation with other kindred Associations, and that this meeting resolves itself into a Committee to carry out the object of he Association." "That this meeting strongly disapproves of the unwarrantable action of the Maritime Council m calling out labor without any grievance against New Zealand employers, and those present promise every support by labor or otherwise to keep the trade of the country from being paralysed." Moved by Mr Harper, seconded by Mr Leadley, and carried. Moved by Mr Friedlander, and seconded by Mr Somerville—"That this meeting desires to express its admiration of the moral courage and determination shown by Mr Stead and others m the prominent part they have taken m carrying on the shipping at Lyttelton during the present crisis, and accords them a well-earned and hearty vote of thanks."

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PUBLIC MEETING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2511, 6 September 1890

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PUBLIC MEETING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2511, 6 September 1890

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