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Patea, August 28. In consequence of the Union Company having wired that they cannot take any cargo until the labor trouble is over the Manager of the Western Packing Company gave all halids a week s notice to-day. , _ Q Wellington, August 28. The Railway Commissioners, in view of the greatly diminished traffic and revenue . ensuing on the stoppage of the coastal steamers' traffic, and on account of dearth of coals have issued orders for the suspension of trains throughout both Islands should there be no prospect of a speedy resumption of the coastal trade and the re-opening of the West Coa«fc coal mines next week. Further large reductions will be made in the staff and trams. The Union Company difficulty is causing a good deal of excitement, and large crowds hang about the wharf at noon to watch fresh developments. Ihe only vessels in port belonging to the Company are the Rotorua, Rotokino, Manawatu, and Waihi. The former leaves for the South this afternoon, and on arrival at Dunedin the crew come out. The crew of the Rotokino are on foreign articles, and oannot leave without risking punishment for desertion. The crew of the Manawatu, consisting of four seamen and two Bremen, came out; as also did the crew of toe Waihi, which is on the slip. Ihe latter's crew consists of four seamen and two firemen. No demonstration whatever took place. The wharf laborers are working as usual. It is stated that the wharf labourers ] will only strike in the event of vessels arriving with non-union men, and the carters will then go out to prevent the removal of goods. At the quarterly meeting of the Kailitray Servants the strike was mentioned, but t»ot discussed.

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SUSPENSION OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2503, 28 August 1890

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SUSPENSION OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2503, 28 August 1890