A Christchurch contemporary relates the following humorous incident which occurred at Lyttelton yesterday m connection with the Maritime strike :—" At dinner hour to-day one of the farm hands was sent from the Serica to town to get a supply of beer for the men's dinner. He was stopped by a labor picket, and the consequence was that as he went to the various houses he was followed by one or other of the party with the news that the liquor was for anon-Union ship. He didn't get any, and had to return to his ship with his can empty. One of the laborers standing by said as stevedoring fould mt be carried on without beer, there was good hope of a further strike, this time among the farm hands. The affair caused some little amusement among those present."
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2509, 4 September 1890
Untitled Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2509, 4 September 1890
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