In conversation with Sfcead he oppressed himself as. highly pleased with, me orderly behaviour of the lumpek under the existing trying circumstances. He added that beyond a little good humored chaff the men. were as quiet and as well behaved as-though rio difficulty existed. He further adds that several had spoken to him m a manly, independent manner, and expressing their eide of the question fairly and dispassionately. Of course he considers the men are ill-advised to refuse the work that is offered to them, seeing that they admit having no quarrel with the Canterbury public. He- offered during the time that the men were on strike co assist, out 6f his own pocket, the wives and families of the' men who were out of work, so that the innocent may not be allowed to Suffer.-, "Press." •: It Jias been discovered that on Saturday night the winch on board the Tekapo had been tampered with, and two brasses removed, consequently work cannot be proceeded with until new brasses are procured. The matter has been reported: to the police. . • , .
The wharves m Lyttelton are very clear, and. iire now only occupied by nonunion labor. Everything is very quiet. The extra police have been withdrawn, and are following their usual avocations m the town, which is also very quiet.
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LYTTELTON., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2507, 2 September 1890
LYTTELTON. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2507, 2 September 1890
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