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Labor Questions.


Sydney, October 22. "While, a number of free laborers were proceeding to Wonona Mine at Bulli several trucks came flying down the incline. They were stopped m time to avert a calamity, and the train again attempted to proceed. Crowds of men and women then lay down on the rails and refused to budge. The train had to return, but a body of troops were despatched to the scene and another attempt will be made to get free labor to the pit to-morrow. London, October 21. It is denied that the shipowners intend to lay their vessels up m consequence of the attitude of the labor combinations. The idea is generally condemned, and, on account of the necessity for conveying mails, is believed to be impossible. The Trades Union Congress has sent £1000 to Australia by cable, the Sailors' Union also arranging to send £1000. Mr Murphy has cabled Home that Mr Champion Is an enemy of the labor party, that the strikers are still struggling, and will win if assistance is afforded. >

Auckland, October 22. The master drapers at a meeting today resolved that Tuesday next, when the eight hours demonstration will be held, will nbt be observed by them as a public holiday, but that they will permit any of their employees who wish to attend to do so. The Salvation Army intend to walk m the eight hours demonstration procession. Grkymouth, October 22. A private cable message has been received here from Sydney stating "strikers worsted, 500 non-Unionists miners working Newcastle mines." The Grey Talley Coal Company l»re received eighty applications for work at the mines. Christchukch, October 22. There were 111 free laborers working m Lytteltpn yesterday. At a meeting, of the Grocers' Association, held yesterday afternoon, it was unanimously resolved that members close their places of business on Tuesday, 28th October, being Labor Demonstration Day. Dunedin, October 22. The Milburn Lime and Cement Company have had to close their works, being unable to obtain coal, owing to the ptrike. The Employers' Union have intimated, to the Mayor that they see no necessity for observing Labor Day as a general holiday.

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Labor Questions., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2551, 23 October 1890

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Labor Questions. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2551, 23 October 1890

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