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9hb.lßl^xib(PH, September 12. A crowded meeting of Unionists at the Theritn* to-night passed resolutions protesting against the recent action* of the Railway Commissioners' as calculated to increase the disorganisation of trade ; that the dismissal of the four men is a direct attack on liberty of speech ; that concerted action be taken in'the interests of labor at the forthcoming general election. A mass meeting, of Lyttelton Unionists this afternoon unanimously passed a lesolution disapproving of the recefnt disturbances,, lcpudiating any knowledge of the same, And deciding riever $a Countenance anything of the kind as- beinig a disgiacc to Unionism and opposed to its best interests. There- was no disturbance of any kind m Lyttelton yesterday. All the accused pensqhs [^lio ijwere: {implicated m the Wilson's road affair were brought into Lyttelton by the 9.30 a.m. train. There were a number of Unionists to see them march up the street. The men were under a strong guard of police. The special constables paraded m the morning m the School grounds. There } wasia, good- master, ninety, bjeing on parade. | , s ; /The • (Gladstone Pier is: now clear of Home shipping, altogether,' the only vessels being there are the coal hulks and dredger plant* 5 All the yessels are berthed from batweeni thp No. 3; wharf to the Ho. 7. The Screw Pile Jetty is left clear for the steamers, coming, m and put of the port. The ss. Jane Douglas commenced loading yesterday morning fqr.We|liagton. She had,all, her,crew on board,' arid nonunion officers and mates. At six o'clock ilast night she proceeded hence. %f, A non-union laborer, named Birch, who was working intone of the, shed^ had his first finger on his left hand torn yesterday morning with a wool hook. The finger was dressed bj Mr Tait, chemist, m Oxford street. The wharves are patrolled by policeExtra night watchmen have been pat on assist Captain Abbot m looking after the Avharves for the Harbor Board. This action does not seem to have been done too soon, as one night Captain Abbot was set upon by, young fellows. One of them tried to trip him from behind a track he was passing. -^eFP, we?? eiglity.sefeu ..non-union laborers working m Lyttelton yesterday.

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THE SITUATION IN LYTTELTON, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2517, 13 September 1890

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THE SITUATION IN LYTTELTON Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2517, 13 September 1890