The Chinese in Wellington. (Evening Post, 25 July 1895)

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the chinese in wellington a large number of persons met in the trades hall last evening for the purpose of making arrangements for a public meeting to discuss the chinese question mr allan ward president of the trades council was voted to the chair and said that it was desired to enlighten the publio as to the evilß of chinese competition mr allan orr stated that when he was down south the other day he was requested by the president of the anti-chinese league in christchuroh to bring the objects of that organisation before the pnblio of wellington he considered that a pnblie meeting should be held and he had prepared a series of motions which he should like to see passed at that meeting if they were paßsed the hands of the government wonld be strengthened the eyes of the publio should be opened to the undesirableness of encouraging the chinese to live in onr midst mr meroier of the workers union proposed that an anti-chinese league should be formed in wellington mr w jones srecrefciry of the seamen union seconded mr brooker painters union thought that the title of the organisation should be such as to embrace the asiatics who were just as bad as the chinese mr t h hogg bakers union snpported the motion whioh was agreed to on the motion of mr warner mr allan orr was elected secretary pro tern mr orr suggested that the different unions shonld be asked to appoint delegates to a future meeting mr ballinger president of the carriers union in christohurch described the steps taken in connection with the formation of the anti-chinese league in that city and expressed the odinion that the agitation against the chinese wonld not be suooesafnl unless the sympathies of the pnblio were obtained mr h silk considered that no praotioal good would result from holding a pnblie meeting mr warner moved that the chairman messrs w jones t h hogg j a sloan a orr meroier and the moer sljdnw he a committee to arrange for a pnblio meeting the motion was seconded by mr chatfield carriers union and carried mr orr stated that the hon w p reeves and a number of members of the house would address tbe pnblio meeting if it were held on a saturday or monday evening on the motion of mr h silk it was deoided that the seorotary should insert an advertisement in the newspapers asking for subscriptions towards the expenses of the meeting a vote of thanks was passed to the trades council for allowing the use of its hall tor the present meeting it was decided that the committee should meet this evening on the motion of mr meroier a vote of thanks was passed to the chairman the meeting then adjourned until friday of next week when the report of the committee will be presented


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