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The s.s. Waihora arrived from Wellington at 11 p.m. on Thursday. Non-union labor worked the steamer, and she took m 60 tons of cargo for the South. The s.s. Mauapouri arrived from Melbourne, via Southern ports, at nine o'clock yesterday morning. She had 100 tons of cargo to land from Melbourne and Dunedin—ninety tons from the former place and ten from the lafcter. All the cargo was discharged, and the vessel took a small quantity for Wellington. She left the wharf at 7.30 p.m., and anchored m the stream to receive the outgoing San. Francisco mail for Auckland to connect with the mail steamer. She left for Wellington at eleven o'clock with 128 bags of mails. The cooks and stewards on board the s.s. Waihora gave twenty-four hours* notice yesterday morning to leave the, ship m Dunedin. Shortly after midnight on Thursday the s.s. Colac sailed for Brisbane. Work was commenced on board the New Zealand Shipping Company's Wairoa yesterday morning, non-union men being m the trucks working with the ships crew. The' coaling of the Duke of Westminster was finished on Thursday. Non« union labor will be put on this afternoon to finish her frozen meat. All her frozen mutton was put on board by 5 p.m. Nothing has been done to the Wakattt since her arrival, and it is presumed she will be worked with non-union men. The seamen and firemen who are outfon strike from the s.s. Colaft were put on board the s.s. TekapQ yesterday morning. They are passengers by that steamer for Sydney. It is reported that the members of the Railway Executive made a levy yesterday morning on the hands m employment. The Union Steamship Company's officers, first and second, late of the Dingadee, went as. officers m the s.s. Colac for Brisbane, Captain Walter, of the Brunner, has been appointed supervisor m Lyttelton for the Union Steamship Company. At 3.30 p.m. the s.s. Tekapo proceeded to Sydney, via Wellington. The police flag was hoisted just as she was on the point of sailing, and as the police officers were getting ready to go off to her the flag was hauled down. There was no communication with the vessel, and the cause for hoisting the flag was not known. Some 300 tons of cargo was put on board the s.s. Wakatipu yesterday. On board the barque Serica yesterday, 3500 sacks of grain were shipped. This vessel is now nearly loaded. ■ The ketch Reliance loads produce for Greymouth. The seamen on board the ship Northern Monarch refused to work on Thursday the grain passed to them by the nonunion labor m the trucks. As soon as the first bag was sent down the shoot the sailors came out of the hold, and, putting their coats on, went ashore. Captain Beaumont, who has lately been chief officer of the s.s. Waihora, takes the command of; the s.s. Maori, m Dunedin. The ship Cambrian Monarch took m 1060 sacks of wheat yesterday, and she now has about 5000 sacks on board. The Northe n Monarch took m 960 sacks of wheat, the first of hor outward cargo. To-day she will discharge the rest of her inward cargo of salt, and load more grain. A number of the places, m the railway service rendered vacant by the railway men going out on strike have been filled by others, who have .been engaged as permanent hands, and those who went out have been dismissed. "pUNEDiisr, September 5. The authorities of the Seamen's Union state that they have discovered a man at South Duuedin who has been guilty of a breach of the Seamen's Act by distributing certificates. To test the rumor about it they sent down two men. One of these obtained a Scotch certificate, but the younger man could not get one, as there was none to suit his age. The certificate which was got has been seat to the Collector of Customs.^

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THE SITUATION IN LYTTELTON., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2511, 6 September 1890

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THE SITUATION IN LYTTELTON. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2511, 6 September 1890