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Dunedin, September 1. A very largely attended meeting of the Trade Unionists was held m the City Hall ' fco-night, called jointly by the Trades and l Labor Council and the Maritime Council. The body of the hall was reserved for ■ Unionists, and on the platform were the mayor and a number of prominent citizens by invitation, and prominent" Unionists. Mr Pinkerton presided. ; , « Sir R. Stout gave a history of the^dispute, throwing tho blame for it entirely on the Union Company. Mr-Millar, of the Maritime.Council, followed, and explained the action of tho Seamen's Union and Maritime Council. He announced that he had received a telegram stating- that ,fche Railway Com missioners had sent down 200 permanent railway men to Lyttelton to man the wharves, and he could not take •the responsibility of any delay m traffic that would arise from this course. The Mayor (Mr John Roberts) announced that he intended to try and mediate m the dispute to-morrow, with the view of getting it settled. He would ask both sides to submit sealed proposals, Avhich he would submit to Sir Robert Stout and Mr Justice Williams. The announcement was well received, Resolutions were carried m favor of establishing a defence fund, deprecating the disturbances, and expressing confidence m the Maritime Council. Owing to the disturbance at Dunedin yo3terdsy, the Mayor threatened to rea the Riot Act, and 200 special constables were sworn m.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2507, 2 September 1890

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DUNEDIN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2507, 2 September 1890