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Greymouth, August 14. The delegates from town waited on the Miners' Executive at Brunnerton this afternoon. After several speeches on the position, it was resolved that a telegram be sent to the member for the district and the delegates informing them that public meetings would be held at Greymouth and Bruriner to assist m getting the Commissioners to reduce the cost of haulage and the royalty. The deputation approved of the course taken by the Executive. Wellington, August 14. In view of the contemplated strike of Australian seamen to-morrow morning a cable message has been sent to the New Zealand seamen calling on them to hold themselves m readiness for emergencies. Thirty applications were received for the Secretaryship of the Federated Trades Council at a salary of £150 per annum. The contest really lay between Mr D. P. Fisher, who has been acting as Secretary for some time, and Mr Graham, President of Council. Great interest was evinced m the election, which Mr Fisher secured by a narrow majority. Oamaru, August 14. A petition m support of the Shop Hours' Bill is being largely signed here. Wellington, August 15. Messrs Lomas and Newton, delegates from the coal miners, waited on the Premier and Minister of Mines, urging the introduction of a Bill abolishing the royalty on coal. The Ministers stated they were unable to do so, as the money was required to pay interest on money borrowed for Greymouth Harbor Works.

(Received August 15, 12.15 p.m.)

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THE BRUNNERTON DIFFICULTY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2492, 15 August 1890

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THE BRUNNERTON DIFFICULTY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2492, 15 August 1890

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