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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 4

[union boycots and the Whitcombe and Tombs dispute]

The Mahakipawa Miners' Union have decided to boycot the Marlborough Times, on account of that paper's adverse criticism of the boycotting tactics of the Maritime Council. The Times survives.—Mr Creagh, secretary of the Napier Wharf Laborers' Union, ordered a boycot of the Hawke's Bay Herald, for having likened the Maritime Council to an ass in a lion's skin. The Typographical Association were indignant, as the Herald is a thorough-going union establishment, and the oldest in the district. Mr Creagh also boycotted the Telegraph, for championing Whitcombe & Tombs. Nobody outside of the Typographical Association seems to have taken any notice of the order, and the full extent of the damage sustained by the two papers appears to have been the loss of Mr Creagh's official advertisements.

At the half-yearly meeting of the Hawke's Bay Typographical Society, the attendance numbered close on forty. A satisfactory report and balance-sheet were read and adopted. The election of officers for the ensuing term resulted as follows:—President, Mr G. H. Long; vice-president, Mr G. Freeman (re-elected); Board members, Messrs T. Beattie, E. Chegwidden, M. Reading, A. A. George, and C. Young. Messrs Storkey, Hornsby, S. Freeman, and Chegwidden were appointed to represent the Association at a meeting of delegates from the various Unions to consider what form the celebration of Demonstration Day (October 27th) shall take in Hawke's Bay. The Maritime Council were thanked for the stand they had taken in reference to the Whitcombe & Tombs dispute, and a general boycot of that firm's goods was decided upon. Sympathy was expressed with the half-holiday movement.