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THE STRIKE.

TAKES AN ALARMING TURN AT GREYMOUTH.

Greyjiouth, November 24. 2 p.m.

Strike matters took an alarming turn this morning in consequence of a few miners working tbe Brunner mine during the past few days.

As a result of meetings at the State and Blackball and State collieries yesterday, a number of strikers from the places rose at an early hour and marched to Brunner from Blackball, about 150 strong, and extended four deep headed by pipers, whilst from the State mines on foot, bicycles, and horses, nearly 400 marched, all told Their first act was, at Stillwater, to stop the men loading the slack for the gasworks. Then they stopped the few men doing necessary work at the Brunner mine, and held a mass meeting later. ATTEMPT TO BURN ENGINE HOUSE.

At Stillwater (North Brnnner mine) smoke was noticed issuing from the engine room. Sacks and rags had been placed under an oilcan, the tap turned, and a light applied. The fire was discovered in time to prevent the destruction of the building; BR'AK THINGS GENERALLY. The strikers also broke all the shovels and tools they could lay their hands on, pulled up a portion of the tramway, broke the windows of tbe offices, and threatened to set fire to the house of one of the men employed at the mine.

Two constables were on the scene, and probably their presence prevented greater destruction. MASS MEETING. Tbe strikers held another meeting, and resolved to refer the question ot loading trucks to the general executive, and meantime # to keep the place picketed. "SPECIALS" IN CAMP,

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THE STRIKE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 25 November 1913

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THE STRIKE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 25 November 1913

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