London. September 26. The Union S.S. Company of England have warned men out on strike at Southampton that unless they abandon their dictatorial attitude permanent crows composed of nonunionists will be engaged immediately Melbourne, September 27. The miners at Broken Hill silver mines have taken a ballot as to I whether they should agree to a clause m the terms of settlement recently drawn up, which provides for starting pumps to keep the mines, m order during the continuance of a strike. The ballot was against this being done, and owing to the decision a settlement of the difficulty i* l^nlly regarded as far off as ever, There are indications that the working classes are beginning to feel the effect of the strike, as there have been large withdrawals from the Savings Bank, Government are holding an enquiry into charges brought against Lieut. - Colonei Thomas Price, the officer commanding the Mounted Rifles, Rifle Volunteers, and Rifle Clubs, of instructing his men, if necessity arose, to fire low. The Labor party are incensed at Colonel Price's instructions. Brisbane, September 27. The railway hands have, by a large majority, declined to affiliate with the Labor party.
Wellington, September 27' About £'450 was distributed m strike pay to-day. The cooks and stewards on strike here have carried a resolution authorising their Executive to use invested funds, amounting to about £1500. The Taieri which brought 2000 tons of coal from Brisbane, will land half here and will take the remainder for her own use on a voyage to Calcutta, where she goes with horses. The Publicans have subscribed £86 to thestrike fund. The strikers hold a demonstration today, and march m procession through the streets, headed by bands. The Hauroto takes her cargo of coal south. Chbistchubch, September 27. The following telegram has been sent to the" Premier by the Executive of the Canterbury Employers' Association :—"I am instructed by the Executive of the Canterbury Employers' Association to inform you that, while fully recognising the desirability of ending the present disorganisation of trade and commerce of the country, the Executive is of opinion that no good result would arise from a Conference until the Unions admit that fellowcolonists, who are free from Unionism, have equal rights with Unionists to earn a living. The attempt to prevent employment of free labor is too unreasonable to permit of discussion. If, however, representatives of the labor party, admit the undoubted legal right of employers to retain free labor engaged during the strike, as well as the right of free or Union labor being indiscriminately employed, and will also agree that Union men shall work with free men, then the Executive are prepared to appoint delegates to the Conference, to consist of equal numbers of employers and employed ; but until the leaders of Unions recede from the untenable position which they took up at the commencement of the strike the Executive, acting m concert with other Employers' Associations, has decided to decline to meet or confer with Unionists on other matters upon which differences of opinion may reasonably exist."—R. Allan, Secretary.
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Latest Telegrams., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2529, 27 September 1890
Latest Telegrams. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2529, 27 September 1890
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