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TO THE EDITOR. Sib,—The thanks of drapers' assistants and those associated with them are due to about Beven-eighths of their employers in agreeing to grant them a half-holiday on the occasion of the Auckland v. Ocago Football match. Miserable personal feeling existing among the other eighth may be assigned as the main reason why myself and hundreds of others (who since the 24th May have worked six full days every week, and in all probability will have no respite until the 9th November), were debarred from an afternoon's enjoyment, either at the football match or elsewhere.

A correspondent in your morning contemporary calls attention to Sabbath desecration in a certain district where young men are in the habit of driving out on Sundays to engage in football and other games. This is by no means an isolated case, and is it to be wondered at, Mr Editor, that shop assistants in particular should transgress in this respect, and observe Sunday simply as a day for amusement and recreation? Both morally and physically, the sooner a half holiday is conceded by the employers, or made compulsory by Act of Parliament, the better. I venture to think the liberty of the subject is grossly abused under existing circumstances.—l am, etc., Dyspeptic Crow. Dunedin, September 10.

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THE HALF-HOLIDAY MOVEMENT., Issue 8011, 13 September 1889

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THE HALF-HOLIDAY MOVEMENT. Issue 8011, 13 September 1889

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