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AFFAIRS AT LYTTELTON

Strike matters are very quieb m port. More free paborers than are required were taken Lytteltpn, 215 men going there. . The s.s. Tarawera arrived from Sydney via Northern New Zealand ports at 11 a.m. yesterday. Shewas berthed at the Screw Pile jetty, A number of .people were on the wharf when she arrived, but there was no demonstration. She has some 350 tons of cargo' to land here, jand the Penguin has 35 tons. ; The working of cargo at the Port was done quietly.' The Nettie is reported to be going? to Timaru to load for an Australian port. The s.s. Dingadee. 'leaves for Dunedin at daylight this morning. She is full of cargo and has a full passenger; list. She calls at Akaroa for passengers for the South. '; Rumor has it that the cooks and stewards of the s s. Tarawera, which left the steamer m Sydney when the strike was at its height, will join. the U.S.S. Co.'s service m Dunedin. Four of the men implicated m the Wilson's road assault case were brought before the Resident Magistrate's Court at Christchurch yesterday morning on a charge of assault upon several personß on the Gladstone Pier on the Bth September. The names of the men were Frederick Green, William Buckley, Luke Buckley, and Peter Morrison. After the evidence had been led by Mr Martin, the Crown Prosecutor, m support of the charge, Mr Russell advised his clients to plead guilty, which they did. The Bench sentenced the prisoners to one month's imprisonment with hard labor. . Wellington, September 24. The Arawa is being discharged by free laborers brought from Lytteltem. Westjport, September 24. A small party of free laborers commence work at Denniston m a few days. • The operations at first will be confined to filling slack, of which there is a large quantity on the surface. It is generally thought that things will be quiet there. The whole amount of the fines and coats imposed on Fitzshr mons for assault (£l4) were collected by public subscription. Everything is quiet. Greymouth, September 24. A mass meeting of .six hundred miner* was held m Victoria Park this afternoon They marched m procession from the rail way station to the Park, with three bands of music. The meeting jwas very orderly. The following resolutions w|ere passed with acclamation, the burden of the speeches being against the Union Company and the Government for working m their interests:—"l. That as the age we live is fraught with momentous questions, none more so> than the labor question, this meetinghails with gladness the movement throughout the world to better the condition of the working classes ; 2. That,, m the opinion of this meeting the attempt, now made by a combination of capitalists to crush Unionists is entirely against the interests of the whole population of the colony, and should be resisted by every legal means ; 3. That this meeting strongly condemns the action of the House of Representatives who so pervert their position by forwarding their own private interests as shareholders m the Union Shipping Company, and influencing the Government to back that monopoly to th« detriment of the people at large ; 4. That, this meeting condemns the Government for giving ear to two or three sily, nervows. individuals, and sending an armed force ta resist those phantoms which their fears or indigestion conjured up." Dunedin, September 24. At a meeting of railway servants and others to-night it was resolved that it was desirable that a Co-operative Supply Association be formed, and a Committee was appointed to draw up articles of association. The idea at first was to confine ,&©> movement principally to railway serva»fcs,. but that was abandoned. Suggestions were made as to leaving the matter over., but it was thought that the Committee could go on and ascertain the support likely to be received. ' / Everything was very quiet to day m connection with the strike.

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AFFAIRS AT LYTTELTON, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2527, 25 September 1890

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AFFAIRS AT LYTTELTON Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2527, 25 September 1890

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