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(PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.) The Pleiades. AuosxAicD, March 14. Arrived-— ahip Pleiades, Morton, from London, 105 days. Threatened Strike. The journeymen cuopera have made • demand for an increased rate of pay amounting to aboat 6d a day, and threaten to strike if the demand be not complied with by the 31st lust. The present rate of wagea is for piece work, 7s to 8j a day. The trade is extra brisk on acoount of the large demand for butter kegs for export, and the men think the occasion an oppottuns one fot raising their wages, bat the employers allege that there Is no rise In tha pr'oe. The men ie all four cooperage i anite In the demand. A Stack Fire. Two wheat etaoka belonging to Me Saxon, a farmer at Tamaki were destroyed by fire yesterday. They were estimated to contain 1200 bushels, worth £250, aid were uninsured. The origin of the flit U believed to have been accidental. Mr Richard Beeves* M.H.R. Reejton,. Mar oh 14. Nothing la known here as to the ramog m airoalation that Mr R Beeves, M ff;R., for Inangahua, contemplates resigning.' A Oity Councillor m Trouble. Christohuboh, Maroh 14! Mr 0. M Gray, a oity oounoillor, and well- known m temperance circles, was to-day fined 40i at the R.M. Oontt fo* assaulting P. Selig of the Referee. Gray appears to have taken It into his head that Selig was the author of a csrtala Insulting anonymous letter he had reoelved, htrioo tiha fracas and the fine. Floods m Southland. Inveeoakoill, Maroh 14. Advice from Lumaden, fifty miles north of lavercargill, reports sixteen honra* rain and a heavy fall of mow. Tha rivers are m fl ;od, oarrylng away quantitles of grain, walla part of the railway has been washed away near Parawa. It is feared great damage will be done to oropa m stock. -,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2087, 14 March 1889

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2087, 14 March 1889