The unemployed held a meeting this morning, and resolved to accept 4s 6d per day. The following gentlemen were installed Mayors to-day :— MrC. P. Hulbert, Christchurch; Mr W. White, Sydenham ; and Mr W. L. Wilson, St. Albans. The ex-Mayor has telegraphed to tho Government the refusal of the unemployed to accept " so mean a pittance "as4s 6d a day, weather permitting, and the dotermination to "use every lawful and constitutional means to shame them into finding reasonable work at reasonable wages for the unemployed of Christchurch." They propose to form a Working Men's Association.
This afternoon after the installation of the Mayor, Mr John Olliver suggested that apublic luncheon be given to the promoters of the Industrial Exhibition. The sugges. tion found great favor, and £80 was guaranteed on the spot. While the Rev. E. E. Chambers wat riding through Bakaia to-day, his horae got entangled in a tether rope and fell. The rev. gentleman sustained a severe shock to his system and injured bis spine.
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CHRISTCHURCH., West Coast Times, Issue 4495, 20 December 1883
CHRISTCHURCH. West Coast Times, Issue 4495, 20 December 1883
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