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Labor Questions.

[WCR PRESS ASSOCIATION.] ■■' «A' '■'; London, September 9. A force of military has been despatched to Southampton to preserve order. ■ > . London,? September 10. Burns, Mann and Tillet have an interview to-morrow with the representatives of the Orient P. and 0., and .British India Companies to induce them to promote, a. compromise > over the strike. It is improbable that the original estimate of funds to be raised fo|- the help of the Australian strikers will be realised. A thousand dockers have ottered a composition m the place of a w-eekly levy, and others are not working, this being a dull season, ' Some Unionists are suggesting that the strikers are rash, and had better settle their dispute.

The Sunday collection only amounted to £30 for the whole Kingdom. The London dockers have £300 ready to send. Mann, addressing the dockers, said the strike did not show up m a favorably light. Even if defeated the strikers would not be seriously injured, but it was their duty to support them. 1*1) ey could block one particular line of steamers, but a struggle with the shipowners' combination meant fighting , the whole capital of the world. He [stated he had cabled iotSfurpiy, Secretary of ttacv Sydney Officers' Assoj ciation, for new,-,. I Apart fro fit the employer*' rtateI ment, the fttidkertf adihit the potency of the Shipowners' Assbciation, and" are I afraid to uselessly jeopardise last ylar's victory by actively taking up the cause of the Australians. ' ' New York, September 9. The strikers , have twice wrecked trains on the New York Central line. Sydney, September 10. At the invitation of Cardinal Moran a deputation from the Labor Committeer waited on him, with; a view to seeing: if a', settlementiof: the> strike could be arranged, but the result was not made public. . The Conference of Employers, has passed resolutions, but nothing has been made public. It is understood the masters will stand firm on the question of employing Union and nonunion men together. A Sub-Commit-tee was appointed to frame resolutions m the form of a manifesto, which will be submitted or Friday. It is also understood that the Defence Committee has ordered the Western Colleries to be shut down. Melbourne, September 10. The Intercolonial Labor Conference begins to-morrow. Auckland, September 10. A meeting of the officers of the Baptist Tabernacle has been held to consider the scene on Sunday evening, but the proceedings are private. It is stated that a number of members > of the Tabernacle have left for other Baptist Churches, Dr Kenderdine, one of the congregation, and a well-known citizen, has given up his sittings, but has intimated to ths Church authorities that when they secure the services of a minister, who had sufficient knowledge of Christianity to disapprove of boycotting, he would again attend the service. Wellington, September 10. The Hon Geo, McLean states that the Union Company have received an offer from Japan to supply vessels here with coal. . ; j The work of loading the steairer'^Duke of Westminster with meat was resumed this afternoon, the carts being driven by non-Unionists, and the carcases placed on board by master, stevedores. ■; The Uni6n has withdrawn jpicfce'ts from the wharf, whicli .i» now guarded by Harbour Board officials'. ' ; As the strike;isi prolonged,: acts of personal violence begin' to be recorded. : Several assaults have taken place lately, the perpetrators of which are not, known. The men who were arrested; yesterday were, before the Court to-day and remaned. . ' f' ' ''^

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Labor Questions., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2515, 11 September 1890

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Labor Questions. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2515, 11 September 1890

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