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LABOUR TROUBLES.

New York, Angus* 21. Efforts to settle the strike on the New York Central Railway have failed. The Supreme Council will decide on Saturday whether the demands of the Knights of Labor shall be supported. The situation in New York itas assumed a serious aspect. (Received August 22, 12.15 p.m.) i . \ London,- August 21. Mr Livesey, of the Metropolitan Gas Works, has been presented with a ; portrait of himself and £1750, in ; recognition of his success in fighting the gas strikers. „ > Sydney, Aug. 22. Large quantities of wines and spirits have been cleared from the Customs in anticipation of storemen and carters being called out, in : which case merchants would be unable to obtain delivery. Kerosene was also operated upon in consequence of rumors to the effect that the gas stokers will go out on strike. Steamers are laying up as they arrive in port. The wharf laborers have decided to 'discharge perishable cargoes,'which are already under way, and the money earned thereby will be devoted to the strike fund. | It is reported that the contributions •f various labor > organisations to the fund will amount to £20,000 a week. The whole of the Bnlli miners are idle in consequence of the strike. The gasworks have a supply of coal for five weeks. The officials state if the stokers strike they will be able to obtain other labor.

Six thousand men are now on strike. There is 'only about a fortnight's aupply of potatoes on hand, and a month's supply of oats. The Labor Defence Committee, in order to prevent unemployed accepting work are providing them with board and lodging. Mr Dibbs, leader of the Opposition, has given notice of a Bill to establish a Court of Conciliation in labor difficulties. Melbourne, August 22. The wharf laborers have struck. The Shearers' Union number 25,000 members. They will stand by seamen. The President states if capitalists go to extremes he believes the dispute •will end in open rebellion, for the men are determined, if they are locked out, to obtain supplies somehow.

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LABOUR TROUBLES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2498, 22 August 1890

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LABOUR TROUBLES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2498, 22 August 1890

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