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CLERKS' HOURS.

TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—ln your issue of the 19th inst. a writer, under the nom de plume of " A Man's a Man for a' That," endorses the views expressed by me in your previous evening's issue. Now, sir, I want that gentlemen to allow you to give me his name and address, aB I should like to see him personally about this matter. Possibly wc may be able to bring forth a spark which will burst sooner or later into a flame which, if properly nursed, will never bo quenched. The olerks and warehousemen of this City, and of New Zealand generally, should be up and doing, with a heart for any fate,

in this matter of as much work as possible for as little pay as possible, otherwise every new year will find them lower down the scale of manhood than the last. The remarks made by "Old Countryman" in your issue of the ICth inst. are simply nonsensical, and not worthy of any reply. I will not now take up more of your valuable space except to recommend for the serious consideration of all who are interested in anyway in this question of long hours and small pay the following lines, which, if acted upon, will brine about the desired results : Kb firm ; one catstjnt element of luck 19 genuine, solid British pluck. .a.iek to your aim ; the mongrel's holj vil! slip, But only crow bars loose the bulldog'* grip; Small though the looks, the jaw that never yields Brings down the bellowing munarch of the fields. ~t am,^ tc 'V . Anti-Slavery. Dunedin, July 27. P.S.—I am informed that the office of the warehouse in High street referred to in the same letter is being removed from the front to the back of the warehouse, Where it is so dark that gas will, in all probability, hare to be kept burning all the year round. XhU looks very much as if the manager intended not to allow the public to see the gas burning any more. Anyone passing down High street can prove the above statement for himself.—A. S.

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CLERKS' HOURS., Issue 7970, 27 July 1889, Supplement

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CLERKS' HOURS. Issue 7970, 27 July 1889, Supplement

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