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TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—" All work arid bo play makes Jack a dull boy," so says Mr Braithwaite after grave consideration, he himself being a large employer, and seeing that the truth of the old adage has initiated the early closing movement. By it he intends instilling a healthy feeling among the employers, by it he does not injure himself or those who have associated themselves with him, by it be finds he does not inconvenience the general publii, and after all by it he receives the thanks of the whole community. But it seems by the letters which have appeared in your paper that this movement has received a check, and that there are individuals who are determined to make countless hundreds in Dunedin mourn, who, aftor giving the subject due consideration, have come to tbe conclusion, and a very selfish one, that they would not be studying their own interests did they study the interests of others. Study your servants in little things, and those servants will feel compelled and in duty bound to study you ; neglect them, and they become careless as to whether your business flourishes or not. It consequently remains an undoubted fact that unless servants have sufficient inducements offered them to take an interest in themselves they will not and cannot take un interest in their masters. I trust therefore that those who are standing out will consider the matter over and assist in making the movement a general ono.—l am, etc., Butcher. Dunedin, September 3.

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EARLY CLOSING., Evening Star, Issue 8006, 7 September 1889, Supplement

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EARLY CLOSING. Evening Star, Issue 8006, 7 September 1889, Supplement