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Latest Telegrams.

(Received Sept. 9, 10.50 a.m.) Sydney, September S. Several officer have offered to return to their ships unconditionally. A number of brutal assaults on nonunion laborers are recorded. Melbourne September 9. There is a growing feeling among Unionists that the Trades Hall committed a grave mistake m calling the men out. Mr H. H. Campion, English labor advocate, contributes an article to the " Age," m which he lays down ; the following principles :—That no Trade Unionist should claim the right to dictate to an employer who he should employ > and should not claim the right to demand that the employer, before taking on a man, should ask if he belongs to a Union ; that a non-Unionist has a right to take work wherever he can get it; that no Trade Union claims the right to apply force, threat^ or any form of persuasion other than than that permitted by law to nonunionists. To the Marine Officers he gives the following Council:—"Write to the Trades Hall,; asking tha|> body to allow you to waive the right to combine with them, and write to your employers saying you. have done this. Trust to their honor to meet you m confidence and treat you fairly, and tell them you are willing to trust them ' to the extent of going back m ships on the old terms, while considering grievances, and so give them a chance of delaying a settlement, and tricking you if they care to descend to such tactics." London, Septembers. A sixpenny levy on gasworkerg 1 for assistance of the Australian strikers will realise £1500. An Association of employers of workmen m Bristol Channel and! theDocks is being established for the purpose of promoting harmony for freedom of contract and general cooperation for interests of all. Birthwhistle, Secretary of the Texile Trades Unions, has seceded from the Congress movement for compulsory eight hours, as he fears that if it is carried Lancashire will be unable to compete with the Eastern manufacturers. The " Standard" anticipates a disruption among Trade Unionists. The " Times," m the course of an article, says that Australia has fur nished Burns with a text for a discourse that it is the duty of workman to wreck machines unless labor demands are conceded, but it considers that the strikers will not have it all [ their own way. | At the Trades Congress, Benjamin; Tillet moved a resolution that employment should only be accepted on railway, river, and ocean-going steamers whose companies were giving the best wages. This was carried,' and he also suggested that all goods manufactured by Trade Unionists should bear a stamp. Tillet was also m favor of hereafter excluding from Congress reporters of non-Unionist newspapers.

Auckland, September 9. Things are quiet to-day on the wharves. The Carrie L. Tyler started discharging this morning with non-unionist labor.* A private syndicate at Kamo, Whangarei, undertakes to supply the If orthern Steamship Company with coal from. Hikurangi field, seven miles distant. All the available drays m the district will fee* put into requisition. The Kamo station railway hand's wilß probably "go out." The Unionists- arequite certain they will stop coal reaching ! Whangarei. Pickets from the Union are out onPuhipuhiand gumfields dissuading non-union Jabor from taking work. There is great excitement m the Whangarel district, over local developments m the present dispute. The Kauri Timber Company's Mills at Kirikiri and, Shortland, Thames, will shut down to-morrow through the present la.bor difficulties and inability to obtain vessels to ship timber away to Australia*

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Latest Telegrams., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2513, 9 September 1890

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Latest Telegrams. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2513, 9 September 1890

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