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Wanganui, September 16. On the arrival of the Manawatu, from Wellington, this morning at the Taup» Quay, with a non*uni3n crew, the wharf labourers refused assistance m loading. Ultimately: two of Lendell/Wattrons and Co. 's employees and a* cooper were forthcoming, and the work was qultitiy proceeded with. Nearly two hundred people assembled on the wharf, but there was no demonstration "either <<n« way or • the " other/ ■ •.>■■■■;_■■'■ ■-,' r j The crew of the Charles Edward have given twenty-four hours' notice of their intention to leave the ship, but will take the boat on to Nelson^ where she will be laid up. . ' Wellington, September 16. Mr 1 Levin is elected President of; the ' Shipmasters' Association, which numbers 102 members. : , , The crew of the Kennedy were callea out; because it is intended to- block r ,«ll steamers, not through fear of her,coaling theater of Victoria; ■ ... '.■.."•' . The Duke of Westminster requires 1200 tons of coal for her voyage Home, but only 390 tons are available, and,she may have" to wait for Newcastle coal.V . ; : The Grey Valley Company are under contract to supply the Gas Company, bui find difficulty m doing so, m consequence of the position of affairs at the West Coast mines. Ministers have decided to take no, action towards convening a conference until the session is over. ,; ■ The carters and express oiwners have determined to expel any member plying for hire. „,.. One hundred and thirty men have applied for work at the labor bureau opentd on Monday. At the 'Resident Magistrate's, Court Andrew Nelson and; Nicholas Callogan iwere charged with assaulting 'Edward Hartnett, a non-unionist, on Thursday afternoon. , Nelson was acquitted and Callogan sentenced to fourteen days. Thomas Beveridge, for ■ obstructing fchev .police and inciting others to do so on the same occasion, Was sentenced to six days' "imprisonment. . ! The weather to-day was wjet and[ bcjisierous, consequently but little work was done on the wharves. •. " '„.i Dunemn, September 16. , ,The Union Company propose tp resume ordinary running. As soon as the boats can be got into position the usual time-v, table service will be carried out. x The Union Company have received advice' by cable of two cargoes of cOal having left Brisbane, and that two more cargoes are. on the way from Newcastle. There is 600 ft tons of coal for the Company on the way to New Zealand. Arrangements have. been made for other cargoes to follow. Ii» ; face of this, and the fact tjhat there is a I good stock m hand, also i> that supplies ! havo been received m New Zealand from different quarters outside of the; mines 1 ordinarily drawn upon, the Company have no hesitation m coaling the direct steamers. Accordingly instructions have been given to coal the Doric at Lyttelton,. so that she will be able to sail for England. at the time-table date. Bluff, September 16. The Mon<swai sailed for Dunedin this afternoon, taking 4000 sacks o£ , oats, a large quantity of sundries, and 200 tons of coal from here, for northern ports and Sydney. Free laborers worked ' the vessel without obstruction. The T» Anau is expected at daylight to-morrow, from Melbourne, and coals here, taking 200 tons.

A telegram received frpm Dunedin yesterday state* that the prospectus of th» new Steamship Company will be published m a few days. Many inquiries have been made concerning the new Company, which evidently will mcc*, with a great deal of encouragement.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2520, 17 September 1890

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2520, 17 September 1890