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Latest Telegrams.

(Received September 12, 10.25 a.m.) „ t ( London, Sept. 11. Delegates from the Textile operatives, who threatened to withdraw from the Trades Congress owing to the compulsory eight hours' proposal having been oarried, have decided to defer withdrawal until the annual meeting of members of their Unions. t»t tt Melboukkb, September 12. MrH. Champion has left for Sydney, and will do his best to bring about an understanding, probably to the extent of proposing a truce on the following lines :—« That the different bodies now oh. strike agree to return to work, irrespective, of the question of Union or non-Union men being employed, also without any demand that all who left work should be taken back, and that men be content to fill present vacancies; further, that work shall continue for three months on such conditions as before the strike, and if, at the end of that period the parties are unable to settle the dispute, the matter should be. referred, to a Con-

ciliation Board, on which Melbourne and Sydney should be equally represented. Owing to the stoppage of the export trade the butter market is glutted, and' the articles selling at sixpence per lb. Hobart, September 12. Sailed, yesterday.—Monowai, for . New Zealand. Sydney, Sept. 12. The Trades Council has passed a resolution declining to recognise Mr Champion as a representative of Trades Unions, and refuses to accept him as a mediator m the present struggle ; also that the Council regards his actions during his visit to Australia as opposed ; to the best interests of labor. The Labour Defence Committee declare they have no intention of calling out the-Western miners so long as •work is carried out as at present. The Chairman of Broken Hill propietary mine disclaims any connection with the Employers Union, and states that the lack of supply of timber and coal was the sole cause of shutting down. Mine operations are to be resumed as soon as supplies are available. Adelaide, September 12. A number of officers who withdrew from the Adelaide Steamship Company's steamers have returned to work.

Auckland, September 12. The Kahu, with a Union crew, arrived from Napier last night, and is discharging to-day with Union lumpers. The Southern Cross and Manapouri are discharging with non-union labor, 'lhings are quiet on the wharves. The Sarah Pile, brigantine, has arrived from Raratonga with a cargo of oranges and lime juice. She is discharging with her crew. The lumpers, two or three m number, struck work this morning owing to a non-union carter being employed to cart goods away. There is some talk of the trouble extending to the Island steamer Richmond on her arrival from Tonga, as she is owned by Donald and Edenborough, the same firm as have the •Sarah Pile under charter. Carters and expressmen returned to work unconditionally this morning. In several places the carters found situations already filled. Wellington, September 12. Mr D. P. Fisher, president of the T. and L. Council, m an interview with a " Times" reporter yesterday, said the two parties m Australia should be compelled to settle their difficulties within a given *kne, and failing their doing so the shipowners and Unions m New Zealand should secede from the other colonies. New •Zealand lias nothing to complain of, and all that is wanted is to revert to sfatu quo ante. The Council, he says, are quite willing to withdraw, and supposing the Union Company would not, employers and employed should combine to force them to it. , Several employers, when interviewed, said Unionists must abandon the rule which forbids members of Unions working alongside " free" labor, and m all cases employers will resist coercion among workmen. _. „ In an interview with tbe "Times reporter the President of the Federated Trades Council said that one most difficult question to settle m connection with the present dispute was non-unionist labor, and though anxious for a settlement, the men would not submit to the crushing of Unions. He also mentioned that money was coming m well, and there was no danger about funds. Mr Fisher, President of the Council, stated there were 60,000 Unionists m the Colony. He calculated that there were about 1200 men on strike here and about 4500 all over the Colony. A number of employers who were interviewed said that a clear and distinct agreement must be come to among employers that all non-union workers who had taken the place of strikers should be retained. All employers agree that there is no scarcity of labor. Blenheim, September la. As far as Picton is concerned the jstrike may be considered almost ended. On Wednesday m order to meet the probable refusal to work the Graf ton, the Union Company's agent took down nonunion labor, and got the boat away next morning. Before the agent left Picton Jast night eight unionists waited on him and of their own free will gave him a «i<n*ed agreement throwing off allegiance to°th« Maritime Council, and others, it is said, are willing to do the same. They will be tested to-morrow when the Kameri comes m. . At nine o'clock yesterday morning the Marit:me Council called out the railway employees, but they refused to recognise the call.

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Latest Telegrams., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2516, 12 September 1890

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Latest Telegrams. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2516, 12 September 1890

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