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Auckland, September 8. A. scene took place on Sunday evening at the Baptist Tabernacle. Pastor Birch preached on the labor question, when he justified the conduct of ths strikers m the present difficulty. He said the working men were now educated, and could treat their employers simply as equals and brothers. The barricades on the wharves were a libel on the working-man, and if he was Mayor or Chairman of the Harbor Board he would not let one hour pass till he had them down. Mr Birch attacked the merchants, and asked what they owed to them m the past. He said the merchants of the city had misled the public by stating that there were food supplies for only a few days, whilst there were at least supplies for two month's. During the discourse some of the church officers and members left the building. Mr Birch, seeing Mr John Abbott m the building, asked him to speak. Mr Abbott went on to recite poetry, but hundreds of the congregation left whilst he waa speaking, and he thereupon retired. A meeting of the church officers has been called to consider the occurrence. '

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SCENE IN A CHURCH., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2513, 9 September 1890

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SCENE IN A CHURCH. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2513, 9 September 1890

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