PENINSULA STRIKE NEWS.
r The strike situation was the only topic of conversation at Duvaucbellp ' stock sale, and the opinions expressed were varied enough to cause a great deal of argument. The enrolment of 1 special 'constables, however, has re ' suited in a large number coming for ward, and there are well over a hundred horses and men ready to go at a moment's notice to assist in strike breaking, SHIPPING CHEESE. The s.s. Storm arrived at Akaroa at 5 20 p.m. yesterday, and loaded chtese from the German Bay Factory (100 crates), Barry's Bay Factory (60 crates) and Wainui Factory (60 crates), The cheese will be taken to Timavu, where the cheeae will be shipped on a direct Home boat. There are 300 crates of cheese awaiting shipment at Okain's Bay, but, unfortunately, the Storm could not get alongside the wharf there to ship it, The 130 crates of cheese taken by the cutter Deveron from the German Bay factory was successfully stored in the cool stores at Lyttelton, TROUBLE AMONG THE STORM'S MEN. The captain of the Canterbury Shipping Company's steamer Storm,
which arrived in Akaroa Harbour yesterday afternoon, had a great deal ol trouble to get bis firemen and seamen to take in 220 crates of cbeeee at Akaroa. Bbc arrived in the harbour at 4 p m., and anchored in the stream for two hours, tbe men refusing to wotk the ship if free labour was used. Captain Radford came ashore and communicated with tbe ship ping companies at Lyttelton, and the men also received word from Mr Belcher to continue to stick to tbe ibip. The vessel then came alongside, and the 220 crates were put on Doard, The men stated they intended caving the Storm at Timaru, the next port of call.
It i.9 intended that the cheese taken by the Storm is to be either shipped on board one of the Home boats, or put in cool stores at that port. The Storm left the wharf at 8 30 p m, , . STOCKS SHORT.
Storekeepers at Akaroa are beginning to feel the pinch of the strike in the way of enlarging their stock, Several have a great deal of ordered goods held up in Lyttelton, and donot want to have more brought down over the hill, as they would be overstocked when tbe boat communication is re stored, besides having to pay so much j for carriage over the hill, Many lines of goods are almost out, and the loss to tradesmen will be no inconsiderable one. Necessities like groceries have been carted over from Little River, | but all fancy lines are held up, and if tbe strike lasts much longer the shop windows will soon be very bare. We have been asked to contradict the statement that groceries have been raised in price, only flour and sugar being slightly dearer. Bread will be raised to day from 8d a large loaf to 9d.
PENINSULA FACTORIES. The Peninsula farmers are beginning to feel the strike fairly keenly, as the factories,' being unable to ship their cheese, cannot pay out to suppliers, and the banks will not guarantee the factories the amount required. It seemg a thousand pities that such a great loss of money should be suffered by the community, a 8 everyone is jefftcted by the strike. LOADING CHEESE AT AKVROA. Ifc has been suggested that, it the strika continues much longer, the Peninsula factories should load their increasing stocks of cheese direct into a Home boat at Akaroa. This could be accomplished without much trouble, as launches could toke it alongside the ship. SHORTAGE OP CHEESE CASING, Mr G. Armstrong, chairman of the United Cneese Factories Association of Banks Peninsula states that some of the cheese factories are short of casing, and the casing, which is landed here annually by the s.s. Cygnet, which makes a special trip to Wellington for it, is at present there It is possible that enough casing will be obtainable from Cbristchurch to keep the factories going in the meantime.
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Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4348, 11 November 1913
PENINSULA STRIKE NEWS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4348, 11 November 1913
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