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Hig Worship the Mayor presided over a meeting of Akaroa residents on

Tuesday evening, numbeiing batween twenty atd thirty persons at the Akaroa Borough Council Chamber?. Hi 3 Worship eaid that he had received a teh>phnrjic me??Rge from Mr Hewlett, of Christ-church, an official of the Metropolitan Show, who asked that the residents should give an expression of opinion as to the holding of the Show the following week on neecunt of the strike situation. He paid Mr Bruce, Akaroa County Chairman, had promised to attend the meeting and was in favour of putting the Show off. The Chairman said there were only thirty policemen in Chri3tchurcb, as the rest of the force had been called to "Wellington, and no special con stables had as yet been sworn in. He thought it would be impossible to hold the Show, as in all probability fha strike would not be over, as the Conference held between tbo employers and strike leaders in Wellington that day bad failed to come to a settlement

Mr J II Newton said he thought the farmers would be to busy to get their exhibits ready, and the result would he that the Show would be a failure. He therefore moved—"That provided the strike is not over in a few days, it is the opinion of the meeting that it would be advisable to put the Canter bury Show off indefinitely. Seconded by Mr T, Penlington and carried unanimously.

Several other speakers supported the motion to postpone the Show indefinitely.

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CANTERBURY METROPOLITAN SHOW., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4348, 7 November 1913

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CANTERBURY METROPOLITAN SHOW. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4348, 7 November 1913

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