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THE DOCK LABORERS' STRIKE EXTENDING.

(By Ei&utkio Tjklegkaph.—Copyaioni.] |TkR PrRSS ASSOCIATION*.] LONDON THREATENED \VI Til DARKiYESS. .'SOCIALISTS REPRESSING OUTRAGES. LONDON, August 27. The. Kaikoura has 32,000 and the Fifeshire 25,000 carcasses of sheep on board. It is feared the latter's cargo will be destroyed unless coal can be obtained to keep the refrigerating machinery at work, but tho Kaikoura's is out of danger for the present. The striking is expected to extend to the provinces. At Southampton men aje already assuming a threatening attitude, and the regular despatch of Australian mails is imperilled. It is suspected that the Socialists are planning a national labor revolt. Forty thousand rents in the East End of London were not paid on Monday, and the landlords are powerless to obtain their money. The gas men have threatened to strike and leave London in darkness, but they have been warned they will be held criminally liable unless a week's notice is given. Lightermen, coalmen, firemen, engineers, porters, jam and biscuit makers, carters, and postal carmen are now all on strike. August 28. Scavengers, milkmen, printing laborers, and 7,000 ironworkers have joined the strikers. The Government have conceded the poßtal carmen's demands. The Kaikoura has ten days' coal on board, and it is hoped that her cargo of frozen mutton will be saved. The strikers demand the abolition of middle men and the direct engagement of laborers at Od per hour in the daytime and 8d per hour overtime. The directors of the dock companies refuse to agree to these terms. It is reported that Burns, the Socialist leader, is using his influence to prevent arson, turmoil, and pillage. The London Chamber of Commerce urge that the dispute should be settled by arbitration, fearing that permanent injury will be done to the trade of the port. Intimidation of new hands is reported to be increasing. The wharfingers support the abolition of sweating and middle men. (Received August 29,1889, at 0.45 a.m.) The Liguria's firemen have struck, and the Ruapehu's are threatening to fellow suit. Nine thousand coal hands in London have also struck. Messrs Nelson Bros, landed 180 carcasses from the Fifeshire, but the strikers compelled them to desist from further operations. New Zealand mutton has risen 2d per lb. London shippers applaud the suggestion that a London dock trust should supersede the dock companies. Mr Isaacs (Lord Mayor elect) promises to try and give effect to the proposal, The dock directors assert that the strikers refuse to agree to arbitration.

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THE DOCK LABORERS' STRIKE EXTENDING., Evening Star, Issue 7998, 29 August 1889

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THE DOCK LABORERS' STRIKE EXTENDING. Evening Star, Issue 7998, 29 August 1889

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