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Lyttelton on iSaturday presented a scene of desertedness.: There was only one of the Union . Steamship Company's boats at the wharves, and the only other vessel belonging to the Company m port, wafe the s.s. Dingdadee, and she has been moored off to the buoys m Dampier's Bay t& discharge coals to the Union Steamship Company's hulk Lota. ... There-were 180 non-Union laborers m Lyttelton on Saturday, and a number went to Christchurch by the midday train when work was stopped on the Union Steamship Company's boats. The balance left Lyttelton by the 5.15 train. The schooner Albert was loaded with salt for Timaru. and the schooner Croydon Lass with flour for Taranaki. There were very few farmers m Lyttelton on Saturday. With regard to the barque Serica, she finished loading for London on Saturday afternoon. Since the strike commenced she has taken m 1320 tons of cargo inl thirty-four working hours. A 'large number of non-Union laborers are to arrive m Port to-day to work the ships under the stevedores. , The wharflaborers have received several unsolicited donations to their funds. A. meeting of the Wharf Laborers' Union was held m the Oddfellows' Hall, Lyttelton, yesterday morning, when the events of the week were discussed at some length. From enquiries made last night it has been ascertained that the Railway Servants'. Association was not officially represented at the meeting. Provisions for the laborers m Lyttelton have now to be taken to port from Chrisfcchurch each morning. Cooked victuals' supplied by ladies m various parts of the city are each morning called for, and, m charge"of a reliable man, are conveyed tp Lyttelton for distribution. All the labor necessary for carrying on the work m Lyttelfcon was engaged on Saturday. On Saturday morning one of the men m LyttelUm was struck m the face and seriously injured by a large stone thrown from behind a truck. A non Union laborer who was carrying his swag on his back to Lyfcfcelton was seized by two men, who held him whilst a third pummelled him all over the face. It is only right to say that the Union men are very much annoyed at both these matters, and are endeavoring to find out the men Who committed the assaults.

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THE SITUATION IN LYTTELTON., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2512, 8 September 1890

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THE SITUATION IN LYTTELTON. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2512, 8 September 1890