Manawatu Times, Volume XXVII, Issue 7568, 25 October 1902, Page 2
By Electric Telegraph—Copyright Received October 25, at 12.58 a.m. Paris, October 24.* The dockers at Dunkirk pillaged the shops, erected and afterwards fired barricades, threw merchandise into tbe harbour, attacked the newspaper and other offices, and pillaged and fired » coal merchant's residence. The rioters, armed with sticks, shovels and stones, came into conflict with the police.
Tbe cbief of the police had his skull fraotured, and every commissary of tbe force and some military were woundec1. Martial law was proclaimed, and the cavalry charged the mob and killed two. Ultimately arrangements were made to discharge the cargoes to-day, excepting coal. v
Received October 25, 1.2 a.m. M. Jaures, during the debate in the Deputies on tbe strike, appealed to the Government- to emulate President Roosevelt's conciliatory action. (Cheers.) M. Coombs, in response, moved a resolution favouring a reference of the question to arbitration, and announced that he would confer with tbe coal owners and miners.