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What Next T Says the Napier Telegraph — We understand that the express carmen are about to petition the Municipal Council with respect to cabmen carrying luggage m their vehicles, to the injury of a fair division of trade. The bye-laws, however, dp, not compel express carmen to limit their business to .carrying luggage, nor cabmen to confine their traffic to the carriage of passengers. We should think not. This is a sort of demand which comes under the contemptible term of "Protection. " If such a thing was tolerated, as that demanded by the carmen we should have men insisting that another man should not be cook and waiter under the same engagement ; that a man who cleans boots shall not trim lamps, or peel potatoes ; that a man who pulls a boat shall not work a punt ; that a man with a pension shall not accept employment y that a collector of money shall not be a book.keeper. ; How such men as the carman of Napier, so crassly ignorant,, ever came to possess a horse and dray of their own, shows what a wonderfully easy place New Zealand is to get a footing m.

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Poverty Bay Herald, Poverty Bay Herald, Volume VI, Issue 693, 12 May 1879

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Poverty Bay Herald Poverty Bay Herald, Volume VI, Issue 693, 12 May 1879