Mp:pboubnb, September 3. A civil engineer named Landel), has been arrested, charged with having murdered Sherlock, an engineer, whose dead body was recently found at Ringwood. Landell admits having shct Sherlock, but states that it was acci* dentally. The " Argus * referring to the de; mand of the Victorian fishermen fthat the Government should impose a duty on fish imported from New Zealand, says that it would be better if there was less indolent growling about " rings " and "middlemen," and more energetic efforts made to put the trade on a business footing. The trade, the " Argus" says, is miserably apathetic at present and competition would probably do good all round. Tbe Grand Lodge of Druids has granted a charter for the formation of a District Grand Lodge m Canterbury. This is the first instance m which a charter has been granted to New Zealand.
abundance of labor if the menaces of the strikers are suppressed. Shipowners are strongly inclined to revolt at the action of the Dock Companies. The strikers are enfeebled by hunger. ' Sydney. Septemoec 1 The local Seamen's Union to-day voted a first instalment of £500 m aid of the London Dock strikers. (Racelved September 4, 130 p.m ) London, September 3. Sixty strikers scaled the Aibert Docks m order to coerce the men now working there, but they were expelled. An attempt to sink the dock tug failed. i The dock laborers unloading grain and flour at Liverpool have struck for an advance m their wages of a shilling a day. The strikes threaten to spread. The Dock Companies decline toj accede to the proposals of shipowners that the latter should engage men to unload their vessels. The dock owners suggested that a Joint Committee representing the two interests should be appointed. This has been agreed to, and the Committee will meet to-day to consider what should be done. Melbourne, September 4. TheSeamen's Union has voted^3oo, and the Trades' Council* has collected for the support of the men out on strike m London.
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