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Newcastle, October 31. In reply to the request of the miners to be taken back, the mine owners have intimated to the men that they are willing to meet them in conference at an early date. The result of Mr Dibbs' motion of censure on the Government resulted in an angry scene in the House of Assembly. Mr Dibbs declared that he had arranged with Sir Henry Parkes, the Premier, for an adjournment of the debate, and he accused the Government of contemptible, scoundrelly, and perfidious conduct. Heaho mentioned that, on the strength of the Premier's promise, several members of the Opposition' had left the House before the division took place. The Premier gave an absolute denial to the statements of the Leader of the Opposition. It is understood that Mr Dibbs Intends to move a direct vote of censure on the Government on Tuesday. Sydney, October 31. At the half-yearly meeting of the Bank of New South "Wales, held to-day, «, dividend at the rate of 15 per cent. per annum was declared, and a bonus of 21 psr cent; £10,000 was added to reserve, and £8000 carried to profit 1 and loss account. Several attacks on free labourers have b.een reported during the past two days. A body of 300 men rushed a steamer from Newcastle, whipn was lying at the wharf, and maltreated non-unionists who were working on board. One man was thrown bodily i»to the water, but bid rfscue was

effected. Eventually the police su " ceeded in quell ins the disturb mcc. One of tho .Sevf&ants of Police wis wounded by a piece of ror.d, wl«ch was hurled 'at him. He had to be convoyed to the hospital. [ Mr Egoson, of the weather department, bus been dismissed from the service owing to insaboidination in persisting m hi* prognostication in '•pgiird to the Ktate oi the weather. lie still holds that three years'drought is looming in the near future.

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AUSTRALIAN, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2559, 1 November 1890

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AUSTRALIAN Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2559, 1 November 1890

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