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Latest Telegrams., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2506, 1 September 1890
Auckland, September I. : The crew of fche Australia came out today, the vessel being discharged by nonunion labor at the wharf. The Pukaki arrived afc Russell .»fc midnight on Saturday,l having been; detained off Whangerei six hours through the firebars having been burnt through. She had to allow them to cool down. The vessel will be detained at Russell for new* ones. She commenced coaling to-day/. The officers of the Australia hav¬ ytfc struck. ; The carters struck to-day its far as concerns the Union Company, refusjlng to> touch any goods from tbe Australia. Sofar her cargo is lying on the •wharf nncarted. ! " The Harbor Board workmen are barricading Queen street wharf and Quay street wharf m anticipation of disturbances. The Wairarapa is expected ta arrive to-morrow froms.the South. The Northern Steamship Company »re not implicated m the strike troubles m any way.. Nelson, Sep. 1, ■ At a Labor Union meeting on Saturday the Rev Mr Isitt, President, said it would have been much better had New Zealand disassociated itself from Australia, :atodM expressed the opinion that a ballot should have been, taken before the stnfce was; ordered * Wellington S^ember 1. | Mr McLean states that;, .fche Takapuna\ will be laid up at Wellington 1 immediately,, and the crew transferred to another vessel, possibly the Penguin.. There are now ten Union, Company's steamers here r tiii^e-of which are affected by the strikeThe Rotokino,, although not affected by/ 1 the strike, is still out m the stream. Non-Union laborers are still working: th% Waihi and Kaneiri, and the latterleaves for Blenheim at 2 p.m. Cargo its the rest of the Union boats is not tieing touched. The barque Clifton arrived from New*
castle last night with a large cargo of The local Typographical Society h*ve approved of the action of the Maritime Council, and a weekly levy of 2s 6d per member has been made m aid of strikers. At a meeting of the Society on Saturday night £20 was collected m the room. Captain Wheeler states that the Union Company has not taken legal advice rs the action of the crews of the Wanaka and Penguin leaving vessels without notice. No vessels are to be allowed to leave port m future without being inspected by the Customs Department. In several city churches yesterday reference was made to the struggle now going on. At St. Pauls pro-Cathedral Canon Howell expressed the opinion that the labor traders had overstepped the mark, and advised Unionists to come forward and cause the leaders to retrace their steps. Wise, honest, andlrr-v^ men, m such a case, would acknowledge the mistake »nd rectify it. The Waihi and Manawatu were brought alongside the wharf this morning, but the Tak»puna and Botokino are still m the stream. The Waihi had about twenty non-Union laborers on board, ami they will discharge that vessel and the Kaneiri. Both hare large cargoes of produce from Blenheim. Crowds are on the wharf, bnt the portion where the Waihi and Kamen are lying are barricaded off. There are only two of the Company's vessels being unloaded at present. Gisborne, Sept. 1. Both the Waihora and Wairarapa ar* rived here this morning. No difficulty was experienced m working cargoes by non-Union men. Dunedin, September 1. Mr Donald Reid's ordinary hands having refused to convey produce to the Te A.nau, he sent for his hands from the country. These attempted this morning to take the produce to the wharf, but after loading up their drays, were set on by the crowd, who emptied the contents of the carts into the street. Much excitement was occasioned m the neighborhood. On Saturday night two head lines of the Te Anau were wilfully cut. lhe Maritime Council has called out all draymen and storemen. Timabu, September 1. Many farmers were m town on Saturday, and expressed their willingness to send drays and teams to help to work the port, if needed The Wesleyan and Congregational ministers yesterday denounced the strike. The Gas Company has a month s supply of coal. The general stock is diort, but for domestic- use wood is available. In consequence of a resolution of the employers passed on Saturday pledging refusal to recognise the Wharf Laborers Union and its rules, the wharf laborers Secretary went round this morning and asked the employers to withdraw from that position. They declined, and a special meeting of the local branch was held, at which it was decided to call members off the wharf, and from the stores of those employers at noon. Only one vessel is m port, the barque Ashmore, half loaded with grain. The men knocked off at noon. Dunedin, September 1.
The cooks and stewards held a stormy meeting on Saturday, and after the President had left the chair, carried, by 43 to 15, a resolution agreeing not to work with non-union labor. The executive intend taking a ballot as to whether the men shall come out. Invercargiix, September 1. The Manapouri, from Milbourne, arrived off the Bluff at dusk yesterday, and came up to the wharf at daylight. The Union Company took down twenty non-Union laborers, paying train fare aud guaranteeing a day's work. Mr Kelley, Secretary of the Labour Union, also went on the train. At Bluff sixteen of the men went over to the labor bide, and when the remaining four boarded the steamer the seamen struck, and the four men were withdrawn. About 2000 sacks of grain are on the wharf for shipment, and fifty tons of Nightcaps coal. At present all work is suspended. To-morrow the principal merchants and clerks go down to work cargo.
(Received Sep. 1, 10.50 a.m.) Sydnbt, September 1. Beplying to an offer of the labor organisations to provide 500 men as special constables the Government declined, expressing regret at th» recent action of some of the strikers m maltreating fellow-laborers -who were pursuing lawful callings, despite the assurance- of the Unions that they would maintain a peaceable attitude. The barricading of the principal Newcastle wharves is now complete. The treasurers of the various Unions state that unless a settlement is effected m a week the whole of the labor organisations will be directed to withdraw their funds from the various banks, and place them m a bank to be established by the Labor Defence Committee. The " Herald," commenting on Saturday's meeting, says the strikers failed to show that the principles^ of Trades Unionism were m any way imperilled, while, on the other hand, owners have emphatically repudiated any intention of attacking them. Brisbane, September 1 Strike pay is being allowed at the rate of 15s per week. Adelaide, September 1. Leading Unionists assure the Press that the Maritime Council deeply regret undertaking to light the battle of the officers, who are merely using seamen to secure their own demands.
Latest Telegrams., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2506, 1 September 1890
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