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From Our Special Correspondent,

By Eleotkic Telegraph,

Chmstohubcii, December 1. To day being the anniversary of the birthday of Queen Alexandra, fI.M.S. Pyramus dressed ship in honour of the occasion. The only merchant ship in port which followed suit was the New Zealand Shipping Company's steamer JRiruutaka lying at the next wharf. Punctually at noon the Pyraraus fired a salute of 21 guns, the ship hauling out clear of the jetty, as owing to the low tide her gun 3 were below the level of the wharf A number of squads of " specials" paraded on the waterfront, and stood attention while the salute was being fired. Those on No. 3 wharf gave three ringing cheers at the conclusion of the ceremony, Dunedin, December 1. Shortly before five o'clock on Saturday evening one of the strike pickets named Arthur Tuffin managed to elude the police at the barricades, and made his way down to the Arbitrationists working the Invereargill. Two charges were preferred againsfc Tuffin. (1) That on November 28 afc Dunedin he did use obscene language on Kitchener Street Wharf; and (2) That on .November 28 he did use insulting language in a public place within the hearing of pagserg by with intent to provoke a breach of the peace. Mr Irwin appeared for the accused and asked for a remand. Sub Inspector Touby, who prosecuted, said he had no objection to a remand. Mr Irwin then asked for bail. The Sub Inspector stated that not a great deal was known against accused. He had been before the Court twice before for drunkenness- In fixing bail, he would ask his Worship to consider the matter of asking accused to find sureties of the peace. Mr Irwin asked for a remand till Tuesday, and his Worship accordingly remanded accused till that day, allow-1 ing him bail on his own recognisance of £50 and one surety of £50. The Opawa's firemen when before the Court said they would refuse duty j if placed on board. It was pointed out that the men tvero liable to twelve months' imprisonment for declining to do duty on the high seas. The Magistrate declined to discuss possibilities with the men, and sentenced them to fourteen days' imprisonment, and ordered them to be placed aboard if the ves3el left before the expiry of the LaterThe New Zealand Shipping Com pany's steamer Opawa, whose <3e parture was held up yesterday through fifteen of her firemen not appearing aboard, sails immediately. The men were all arrested and placed aboard after appearing before the Magistrate, who fixed an alternative of 14 days' LaterThe Opavva sailed for LondonOne hour later she was seen reentering the heads; The firemen presumably had remained obstinate and refused fen wnrfc.

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TELEGRAPHIC, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4353, 2 December 1913

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TELEGRAPHIC Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4353, 2 December 1913

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