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Wellington, September 12. The man named Gerard, who was 'knocked down the hold of the steamer Australia," m suffering from injury to the wrine, and lies m a precarious condition. \lian .state? he was struck first, and only acted m self-defence Allan was brought before the Magistrate's Court tins morning ami remanded.
Messrs Lewis and John Collier were charged with assault. Mr Jellicoe said the Maritime Council had now issued a manifesto calling on all Unionists to keep order and do their best to preserve the peace. He added that the Maritime Council and Federated Trades and Labor Councils would not, m future, be re^ sponsible for any rows, and individuals concerned m them could not look to these bodies for support or protection. They would have to answer charges on their own account. The Crown Prosecutor said, m face of that statement he would, seeing the assaults were not of a serious nature, withdraw the charges. Mr Robinton, R.M., agreed to this. The Court was crowded to suffocation, and there was some applause on the decision being announced, but was quickly suppressed. The charges against T. Beveridge, for obstructing and inciting, Andrew Nelson and Nicholas Calogorlas, were remanded until Tuesday.
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LABOR QUESTIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2516, 12 September 1890
LABOR QUESTIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2516, 12 September 1890
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