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THE STRIKE.

PEW WATERSIDERS' UNION

REGISTERED.

THE ATHENIC WORKED,

Wellington, 2.30 p m. The new Waterside \Volker3 Union was

registered to day. 'Ihe Athenio came alongside the wharf at 1.30 o'clock. Special eoflslab'ea paraded in full force this morning, and completely surrounded the Glasgow wharf, 'ihe Atheuic v<a3 brought alongside at ] 30 p.rr., and shortly after' wards forty members of the new Arbitration Uuion, formed amonpst the n?en brought from the country, went on board to ship cheese, which is now alongside in trucks The work was delayed by a shower for a time, but 13 now commencing. Ihe ore<v held a meeting to Consider whether they would work with tne new Union and unanimously agreed to do so. About 750 mounted "specials" and 300 on foot marched to the wharf after midday. The march waa much less eventful than yesterday. In Post ( nice square, however, one mounted man was knocked off his horse by an assailant. An attempt to arrest the assailant failed, he being screened by the

crowd. There was much ctiticism of the inactivity of 6ome of the regular foot police during yes terday's rioting, and a Citizens' Defence Committee has been set up, Wellington, 11.20 am An interesting development last night was the formation of a now Wate eiders' Union, to be registered under the Arbitration Act, Mr G. Sykes, M.P,, visited the Mt. Cook Barrack 3, and addressed the special police quartered there. It was decided to form the new uniorj. Notice will be eened on the employers in doe course. There were altogether some thirty casualties in yesterday's riot in Featherston street, twenty of those injured being special mounted police. The wounds in nearly every case were on the back of the head and the spine. The crowd almost invariably waited until the trooperß were returning to their position after a charge, and then hailed stones and other missiles on them from behind, There were eight arrests in all, ihe charge being that of " taking part in an. unlawful asaemb'y " A member of the WatersiJcra' Union was arrested for striking Senior Sergeant Dean with a piece of iron. He was found to have two other similar ugly missiles in his possession. There still remain about thirty horsee engaged for the Cup meetings, and owners are making every effort to bare them shipped tonight. The Willoohra arrived from 'Frisco this ( morning, but her movements are as yet uncertain, as she has a considerable quantity of cargo for discharge at Wellington. Should the Union Company decide to send her south tonight, the horses may be placed aboard her, At the same time there seems little likelihood that they will be got away in time for the meeting.

NEW UNION AT AUCKLAND,

Auckland, 2 30 p.m. The Employers Association is preparing to start work on the wharves with free labour, A new Watersidere' Union is being formed, and it is to be regiaiered under the Arbitration Act. It ia stated that already 1000 membeiß are assured. The discovery of cine pluga of gelignite and a number of detonators in a publio convenience has cauaed uneasiness, The authorities are making search, and fear similar plants are elsewhere.

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THE STRIKE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4348, 7 November 1913

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THE STRIKE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4348, 7 November 1913

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