THREATENED SCHOOL STRIKE.
HOME LESSONS OBJECTED TO,
WELLINGTON, October 12,
In an artiole on the schoolboy Btrike at Homo the ' New Zealard Times' this morning says it does not take long for such a contagion to spread, and distance is no objeot to the efficiency of the contagion. In this Empire City of Wellington a few days ago, immediately after publication of the first cable message rolating to the action of the schoolboys in Scotland, the pupils of the sixth standard in one of the largest of our city schools resolved upon asimilar strike. The whole of the class signed a petition stating that they objected to Buch long home lessons as were imposed on them. The boys also passed a unanimous resolution that on that night they were determined to do no lessons at homo. Tho petition was plaoed upon tho desk of the master, and next morning no home lessons were presented with two exceptions, Thore was treachery in the camp. The ringleader of the strike—a boy who had most to say in the matter—turned traitor, perhaps from fear of eonsequouccs, and quietly persuaded anotlior weak-minded mortal to join hiih, and these two had tho usual homo lessons ready for the master's eye. The ringleader imagined he gained great kudos for obedience to the order of the master, but ho reckoned without his host, for ho was publicly thrashed in the presence of tho other boys, not for doing his lessons, but for being a professional agitator ; and with this wholosome remonstrance the schoolboy strike in Wellington—for the present at all events—has ended.
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THREATENED SCHOOL STRIKE., Evening Star, Issue 8036, 12 October 1889