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Two assaults on non-union laborers took place yesteeday. The first was on Norwich Quay, and two men have been arrested as participators. The other was on board the s.s. Arawa, where a nonunion laborer named Berry was set upon by some of the firomen'of the steamer. The offenders m the latter case were not; detected. A well-known etevedore was stopped by 'some firemen on Monday night on the wharves and informed that they (the firemen) were going to take it out of him. Fortunately the Lyttelton I^arbor Board's watchmen wore within hearing distance and nothing happened., ~ WBtLnfGTON, October 7. A crowded meeting of Unionists was addressed at the Theatre' Royal to-night by the delegates, who spoke at some length ,on the burning questions*-of the hour. Amongst other things Mr Winter strongly advised the labor party m! lington not to try and elect three candidates, if by doing so they jeopardised the chances of nil, but rather, to drop one. and try to make sure of two/ His remarks seemed to meet with a large amount of favor. Resolutions were carried approving of the action of the delegates m refusing to agree,to Unionists .working with non-Unionists, deprecating, the refusal of the Employers' .Association to uttend the. Csnference on the ground of discourtesy and a tendency to widen the breach between employers and the working class, ami endorsing the recommendation of the Conference , to establish a national Maritime Trades and Labor Council for New Zealand" ; also, "That as the only condition of compromise offered by capital,' namely, indiscriminate mingling of Union and non.-Uijion labor, amounts to unconditional surrender of Unionism, this meeting is of opinion that a levy' of toil per cent, on those earning wages should be contributed by all Unions, for the purpose of supporting those men who are directly engaged m the struggle."

"VVellington, October 8. The deputation which was appointed by the Conference yesterday, waited oh the Premier at noon to-day, but representatives of the Press were not admitted.:

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LYTTELTON, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2538, 8 October 1890

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LYTTELTON Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2538, 8 October 1890

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