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OVERWORKED MILKMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 11 July 1890
OVERWORKED MILKMEN. (To the Editor.) Sir,-—ln answer to &quot;Dairyman,&quot; I may say a Union was started some months ago among some of the milkmen in Auckland, but I think it must have died a natural death, for we never hear anything about it now. But, sir, I think before we shall be able to do any good the farmer will have to have a say in the matter, for I have long come to tho conclusion thab the dairy farmers in the Auckland districts are a pack of fools, for in tho first place thn price they are Retting for their milk is nob sufficient to pay expenses, leaving wages out of the question. I know of cases that are supplying some of the dairies, in which the graziors' cows are mortgaged, and the men who milk them cannob geb their wages. Just fancy, the splendid sum of sixpence per gallon for their milk, wibh ton per cent, reduction when they geo paid. Surely the dairy farmers are a iong-suHiring people. Why, sir, I know of one dairyman in Auckland that travelled ...
KNIGHTS AND TRAMS. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 11 July 1890
KNIGHTS AND TRAMS. (To the Editor.) Sir, —As a constant traveller on the Newmarket line of trams, I have, during the last few days, missed the popular inspector. On making inquiries, I was told he had been dismissed at a moment's nobioe, no reason being given ; bub ib is rumoured that his only offence was that of joining the Knights of Labour. If this be sufficient to deprive a man of his situation after five years faithful service, ib is time some change took place. The an inspector is to control conductorflfetc, and see bhat they act honestly bo bhe Company. The hours are from 7 a.m. till 11.30 p.m. for four days, and from 7 a.m. till 8 p.m. far the other two? he has also to be on duty every third Sunday, and for this he receives the enormous sum of £2 per week. Under these circumstances, it can hardly be wondered at, that a man should join the Knights or any other organisation, to assist in getting more Christianlike hours. I see by lasb nighb's issue that the inspector referred ...
WHERE AND WHAT IS THE MARITIME COUNCIL? [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 11 July 1890
WHERE AND WHAT IS THE MARITIME COUNCIL? (To the Editor.) Sir,—l have made a most important discovery, which I feel ib my duty to at ouee give the public the benefit of.. Many people are wondering what this mysterious power, the Maritime Council, consists of; a great friend of mine is particularly anxious on the subject, and he book greab pains to solve the mystery. He tells me thab bhis Council cropped up somotimes here, sometimes there, and then disappeared so suddenly tbat he was lairly puzzled, At lasb, greatly to his joy, he gob possession of a copy of, the Council s rules. One elance ab them, however, increased the mystery, for they had printed on the cover, i^—»—l I I » li . i. I ill i i&quot; Proposed Basis of Rules for the Maritime Council,&quot; and it was also stated that they were printed in May of this year. &quot; So,&quot; said my friend, &quot; this mysterious power has not even rules for its guidance, only proposed rules.&a...
THE FINANCIAL DEBATE. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 11 July 1890
THE FINANCIAL DEBATE. —~ «» SIR GEORGE GREY REPLIES TO SIR JOHN HALL. (BY TELEGRAPH. —OWN REPORTER.) Wellington, this day. The debate on the Financial Statement was resumed in the House of Representatives shortly before three o'clock yesterday afternoon, when Mr Bruce (Rangiti.ei) had possession of bhe floor. He charged bhe Opposition wibh having adopbed an unfair line of argument in bhis attack upon bhe Governmenb, and with having attempted to falsify bhe position of Governmenb in an endeavour to achieve- a pebby party triumph. He described bhe village settlement scheme, of which so much had been made by the leader of the Opposition, as an artificial congestion of the lahourwhich had, as a rule, failed in other occupations, and which could not be expecbed to prove successful. He defended the Government in respect of their administration generally, and expressed confidence in the verdicb of the counbry being in their favour at the forthcoming election. Mr Buxton (Rangibaba) defended...
AUSTRALIAN CRICKETERS. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 11 July 1890
AUSTRALIAN CRICKETERS. London, July 9. On resuming the cricket match to-day the wicke b was in a terrible state from the heavy rain, and in the second innings the Leicestershire team could not make a stand against the Australian bowling, the eleven being disposed of for the small total of 46. Tbe Australians thus won by an innings atnd 64 runs. Ferris secured six of the wickets at a cost ot 19 runs, Turner three for 22, and Trunable one for 3. London, July 10. Gloucestershire, with W. G. Grace a s captain, commenced their match agains* the Australians to-day. The weather was fair, but the wicket still suffering from the heavy rain. The county eleven went in first, and have lost four wickets for 73 runs.
A HORRIBLE ACCUSATION. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 11 July 1890
A HORRIBLE ACCUSATION. Sydney, this day. A pamphlet signed Bragge has been circulated amongst the members of. the Legislative Assembly charging boys on the training ship Vernon wibh unnatural offences. There was an animated debate on the subject in the House last nighb. The Prime Minister warmly denied tbe truth Of the allegation, and said that the meretricious pamphlet waa the work of a well-known scoundrelly ruffian.