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Policemen »vo. stationed at the wharves, watching- what goes on outsit, A slight scrimmage took place last'nin-ht between Unionists and nonUnioiusts, which ended m a fvoo fight. Lumps of broken metal v«jW tin own about freely, but no injuries urn imported. The strike is unexpectedly atlecting. ocean liners, as the laborers refuse to coal the big steamers^ Mi'/hti' lion-Unionists are at work eojdinVlhtt i::;;^^ Co's AustniHa-n, under protection o( the policy. c

men sleep on the wharf and take their meals aboard. A daring attempt was made last night to Set lire to the wharf and building by; means of lighting paperplaced beneath a bale of straw. It was, however, discovered m time, and quickly extinguished. Howard Smith's clerks are unloading their steamers. It is ruuiced that 500 gas men intend to strike m support of the Max-i----tirne bodies. It is estimated at present that 4500 men are on strike m Sydney, affecting 15,000 souls. Produce is advancing, and onions are £2 dearer. Newcastle, August 21. Sailed—"Wakatipu for Wellington. Adelaide, August 21. The coasting Seamen's Union is not taking any action, as the men consider their interests are altogether separate from those of the officers, and they go so far as to say they had much better remain apart. They consider officers should.affiliate with the marine engineers, with whom they are more closely connected. Business is stagnant owing to the strike. The railways have a supply of coal on hand, sufficient to last three months. Brisbane, August 21. Merchants, barristers, and many other leading men m the city are assisting clerks m unloading the'various vessels at the wharves. The British India Steam Navigation Company's vessels are now included m those to be boycotted. It is estimated that wages will be withdrawn from circulation by the stoppage of the Australian United Company's steamers to the amount of £100,000 per month for seamen and wharf laborers alone. The Marine Engineers decline to strike. Hobart, August 21. Prices are advancing rapidly. Beef has advanced £2 per cwt. and mutton £2 10s per cwt. Melbourne, August 21. The letter carriers are demanding an increase of pay. The steamship owners of Melbourne will meet the Sydney owners at Albury on Saturday, and confer on the situation.

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LABOR TROUBLES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2497, 21 August 1890

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LABOR TROUBLES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2497, 21 August 1890

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