[REUTER’S TELEGRAMS —COPYRIGHT. ] Seamen’s Strike. Sydney, Yesterday. The deadlock between the Pacific Mail Company and the Seamen’s Union still continues. The captain of the Zealandia is obtaining hands under the protection of the police. He refuses to accede to the demand of the Union, that Chinese shall not be employed aboard the vessel. Unless matters can be satisfactorily arranged with the Union the Zealandia will not be able to sail with the outward San Francisco map op Thursday next, owing to the. difficulty of obtaining nonuhionist seamen. Port Jackson. Owing to the recent telegrams indi- " eating f a probable peaceful settlement of the Russo-Afghan question, Government consider it at present unnecessary to close the western channel of Port Jackson, as proclaimed in the Government Gazette of April 15. (Received April 21, 1 p.m ) Armed Cruisers. Melbourne, To-day. It is announced that the Imperial Government have chartered the Peninsular and Oriental R.M.S. Rosetta for Spryic£ as an armed cruiser on the China station, and the Orient steamer Lusitania for similar service in the Australian waters. I v Smallpox. A mild case -of variola or smallpox was reported to the health authorities r to-day, froip Hotham.
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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1519, 21 April 1885
AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1519, 21 April 1885
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