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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69

Mr. Steven. Dunedin, 14th January, 1891

Mr. Steven.


Mr. Steven said he did not see why the mills should not run on the eight hours system. The question of wages, he thought, would adjust itself. Had worked in the interests of the employees himself. The deputation could rely upon him and his support to the movement. He was a member of the Millers' Association, and moreover, his sympathy upon the matter of the eight hours was with the men. If the promises of the owners of the bigger mills were obtained, the smaller ones would fall in. The Operative Bakers' Society could materially assist the movement if' necessary, and there was no doubt of that. He knew that opposition from that Society would be immediately felt.

The interview was short and cordial