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Latest Telegrams.

(Received September 3, 10.30 a.m.) London, September 2. At a meeting attended by sixty shipowners, a Union was established and a resolution of sympathy with Australian shipowners was passed warmly approving of their action m resisting the strikers. The "Times" says the Trades Congress represents two types of Unionists^ It is improbable that the older Unions will respond to the Australian appeal, notwithstanding Burns' ludicrously incorrect account of the struggle. Still the Congress is formally pledged to support the gigantic strike, if limited exclusively to Unions. Apologists of the latter confess they have no grievance as to hours, wages, or piecework, (Received Sepfei 3, 11.15 a.m.) Sydney. September, 3. The Finance Committee of the Labor Defence Council are formulating a scheme for the formation of a Trades Union Bank. They state the object is to prevent their opponents fighting them with their own money. Melbourne, Sept. 3. The Trades Hall is urging slaughtermen to strike. Plenty of non-union laborers are offering.

Auckland, September 3. Tilings are quiet m town. The steamers m port are the ' Wairarapa and Arawata. The Australia left for East Coast and Wellington to-day, A man named Johnson has been fined forty shillings and costs at the Police Court to-day for inciting the crowd to break down the barricade on the wharf. There is a general strike m the Waikato coal mines. The Taupiri Reserve, Taupiri Extended, Taupiri, Ralph Huntley, Miranda, and Waikato Coal Companies* mines are being closed. Between four and five hundred miners are idle. It is stated that the Frozen Meat Company are m a difficulty through the supply of coal running short m the factory, where there is a quantity of frozen meat stored for shipment Home. They are endeavoring to obtain, fresh supplies,

It is believed that the flour mills will be stopped through want of coal, also the Union, Oil, Soap, and Candle Company. A very large meeting of merchants and importers yesterday afternoon pledged themselves to prevent, by every endeavor, < the community being reduced to starvation by the Unionist boycott, and to protect the men who loyally support them m the present crisis. The meeting have published this decision, signed by a large number of merchants and importers, In Auckland the Unionists consulted the lawyers re the legality of erecting barricades on the wharves. New Plymouth, September 3. The railway men hert received a telegram from the Maritime Council, wanting to know, if called on, will they strike. From what the men say their idea w that the strike should not affect Taranaki. It is generally believed that the railway hands will be loyal to Railway Commissioners CS 4. Q i Woodville, Sept. 3. The Postal Department has arranged with coach proprietors here to run continuous through mail services, night and day between Napier and Wangamu, and WoodTille and Wellington, via Wairarapa, m the event of a railway strike. The railway servants here have intimated to the officers of the Railway Union • their desire that the Union should break off from the Maritime Council, otherwise they must leave the Union. Wellixgtok, September 3,

The Railway Commissioners sent a reply to the Christchurch Chamber of Commerce, accepting the offer of a supply of labor with thanks, and instructing the

manager accordingly. The Railway Commissioners notify that the permanent way-men who were called on m accordance with terms of their engagement to carry or handle goods at jLyttleton, after being allowed 12 hours •deliberation, have finally declined to obey rules and regulations of the Department, and therefore have been paid off to the number of forty-four hands, by order of the Commissioners. The Waihora came alongside the wharf this morning, after lying m the stream for some days. Heavy rain was falling at the time, and no demonstration took place. Little cargo is ottering, as few cart are available to take it down. She will leave for the South at 4 p.m. Accessions to the Masters' Association cominue to come m, and more are expected during the day. Nelson, Sept. 3. It is -understood that the railway men here are prepared to strike if necessary. De¥J5DiN, September 3. The Manapouri arrived at 8 o'clock. The officers, seamen, firemen, cooks, trimmers, and stewards immediately went ashore, pursuant to notice/, Discharging commenced without delay m the presence of a small number of onlookers, who were orderly. Bluff, September 6. The Union Company having conceded the wharf laborers demands that coal for the Mahinapua should be taken off the wharf and discharged ashore, the lumpers worked this boat's cargo. On arrival of the Te Anau, from Dunedin, this morning a good deal of hooting was indulged m, this vessel being manned by non-unionists. A barricade Swl to be erected across the wharf, which greatly incensed the wharf laborers, and was 'removed. A special train arrived here this morning bringing a number of employers, clerks, and "farmers to assist m discharg ing vessels, but their services were not called into use. At a meeting held this morning the wharf laborers offered local firms to work ifclie Te Anau's cargo provided they would give a guarantee not to ship any more with the Union Company while the strike was on, but this they refused to do. The Manapouri got away for Dunedin at 3.15 p.m., and Te Anau for Melbourne afc 5 15 p.m.

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Latest Telegrams., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2508, 3 September 1890

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Latest Telegrams. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2508, 3 September 1890

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