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THE LONDON LABORERS.

(put fbxss AsaooiAriojr.) Mblbou-Uhb, September 16. The strike fund in aid of the strike in London bas reached the sum of London, September 15 Mr Gillies, Premier of Victoria, cabled to Sir G. Berry, Agent-General, conveying the general sympathy of Victorian colonists with the strikers. Cardinal Manning and the Lord Mayor, speakiDg at the Guildhall, eulogised the orderly conduct of the men during the strike. Bums promised tbat a balance-sheet should be prepared showing the use to trhicb the funds had been put. The surplus was being applied to the relief of the distress among the families of the strikers. The Australian flag precedes the procession, which will march to Hyde Park to signalise the termination of the strike. Tillet, the Chairman of the LaborersUnion, exhorts the dock laborers to work with Unionists only. Burns intends to visit Australia in a month for the sake of his health, which * has been greatly strained by the anxieties of the past three weeks. He will take' the opportunity of thanking the colonists personally for the liberality of their contributions in aid of the men on strike. The demand of the tailors for increased wages has been conceded. London, September 16 The Press are unanimous in the exWR jen of gra.ifcf.tiQn at tbe termr

agreed to between the Companies and dockmen, and also at the conclusion of the strike, but consider it doubtful whether the strikers have gained a permanent benefit.

The men marched in procession to Hyde Park yesterday, when a congratulatory meeiiog was held, at which a special vote of thanks was awarded to the Australians and others who had rendered financial assistance.

(Reu-dved Septt'inbe* 17, 12 5 p.m.)

London, bopieuiber 16

At the laborers demonstration in Hyde Park on Sunday the Australian flag surrounded with flowers waved over the platlorm occupied by the speakers, and preceded all other flags in the procession.

Four thousand men are working iu the docks.

When the strike ended it was understood that Buros denied that the strike was connected with the Socialists. The Socialist newspapers, however, clain. that the result of the strikes is a triumph for their principles. Their leaders make no secret of their intention to organise the different kinds of labor so Jhat a general strike may be made in the summer for further concessions. It is asserted that the members of the strikers' Committee were kept in good pay during the strike, aod that Burns I was not without remuneration aod spent money lavishly. Burns boasts ! that the result is a deathblow to the domination of capital The Dock owners assert that the London papers published the garbled accounts of the strike which were cabled to Australia in order to court popularity, while the correspondents of American newspapers sent both sides of the question. Wbixingion, Soptomber 16 Tho amount ouilooied on behalf of the Loudon strikers by the affiliated trades and general publio amount to £82, whtob has been cabled Home,

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THE LONDON LABORERS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2228, 17 September 1889

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THE LONDON LABORERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2228, 17 September 1889

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