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Auckland, Sept. 15. A seaman on board ithe steamer Arawata, William Godfrey, one of the nonunion crew, was drowned m the harbor by falling from the hulk Neptune. One of his comrades jumped m to his rescue, but though he caught Godfrey, he had to let go his hold owing to the strong tide, and Godfrey sunk. The deceased, who recently came from the gumfields, and shipped on the Arawata, was unknown m Auckland; . . >■ '■ \ . Wellington, September 15. Again'a large crowd assembled at the Queen's wharf at five to-nighc, when the non-unionisLs left "work. , Between three and four hundred special constables supported the police m maintaining, order and escorting the men to their houses. The proceedings were very orderly, with the exception, of a little .hooting*.,; The authorities have decided not to call out all of the specials m future, but only two or three detachments each evening;; Several more storeman returned to work to-day, i. • :r\,\ ■;■ Work at the wharves is being carried on quietly and without any disturbance, Coal from the Kennedy was only allowed to be landed on the express understanding that ifc was for the Gas Company. Christchubch, September 15. Murphy, McQuillan, and Daly, charged with making a disturbance wifch nonUnionists m Manchester street yesterday, were brought before Mr Caleb Whitefoord, R.M., to-day. It appeared that; Murphy was the aggressor, and he was fined 20s. The other two were discharged. They are not members of any Union. The eleven Lyfctelton Unionists charged wifch outrages en non-Unionists, were brought befor Mr B. Beetham, R.M., and several Justices to-day, and charged with assault. Mr J." Martin, public prosecutor, conducted the prosecution. Mr Russell appeared for the prisoners. After hearing a large quantity of evidence Mr Martin withdrew the charge against Blake, there being no evidence that he had been present on the occasion*; ' The others were remanded until to-morrow. Several witnesses were positive that accused Barnes, McGerfcy, Morrison, and Sinclair were at the Wilson's Road affray. Other witnesses believed that Green, Buckley, and McDonald were there! Three witnesses swore that Green and the two Buckleys assaulted non-Unionists on the wharf on Monday morning.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2519, 16 September 1890

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2519, 16 September 1890