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THE LABOR STRIKES AT HOME.

THE STRIKES STILL EXTENDING. “ IT’S AN ILLWIND,” ETC. THE DOCK LABORERS HOLD OUT. [By Electric Telegraph—Copyright, J [Special to Press Association. | LONDON, September 3. (Received September 4, 1889, at 12.40 p.m.; Mr Burns repudiates the allegation of inciting the strikers to violence. The receipts now average L 2.000 per day, Relief is limited to food, except in the case of the men on picket duty. Tho departure of the lonic has been delayed for three days. The Doric is at Plymouth awaiting orders. The number of strikers is increasing. An advance in wages has been granted to the postal carmen, gas stokers, machinists, and other trades to an extent equal ou the whole to L 200.000 a year. The riverside men out on strike, who number 100,000, are dependent on the donations of others for support; but the remainder of the strikers belong to separate unions, which are self-supporting. The dock men have now formed a union, which 14,000 men have already joined. The directors of the dock companies refuse, however, to negotiate with Mr Tillett, chairman of this Union, on the ground of his insulting behaviour.

The announcement of the collection of L 1,700 at the Melbourne meeting has been received with great enthusiasm.

Sir Donald Currie, representing a deputation of ship owners, requested the dock companies to permit the former to arrange with the dock laborers to load at the docks pending the settlement of the dispute. The latter ere, however, unwilling. The wharfingers held a meeting at which it was resolved to urge tho men to accept the dock owners’ compromise, but the men refused to give way. [Per Press Association.) ALLEGED TERRORISM BY THE STRIKERS. THE DOCK LABORERS AT LIVERPOOL STRIKE. AN ARBITRATION COMMITTEE APPQIJmLONDON, 3, (Received September 4, 1889, at noon.; Sixty strikers scaled the walls of the Albert Docks for the purpose of coercing the men at work, but were expelled. An attempt to sink a dock tug also failed. The dock laborers in the grain and flour sections at Liverpool have struck for a shilling a day advance. The movement in that city threatens to spread. The London Dock Companies have declined the ship owners’ proposals, and suggest that a joint committee of the two interests should be appointed to consider the whole situation. This has been agreed to, and the Committee meet to-day.

A football match will be played to-morrow afternoon at Oarubrook between teams ohosen by tho Warehousemen (Blues) and Civil Service (Colors); to start 4 p.m. Letters received in Auckland by the last English mail state that Mr Hugh Carloton (ex-member of the House of Representatives, and for a time Vice-Chancellor of the University) is dangerously ill. His condition is so feeble that in attempting to cross a room he falls down, and is unable to rise up again without aid. He is eighty years of age.

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THE LABOR STRIKES AT HOME., Issue 8003, 4 September 1889

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THE LABOR STRIKES AT HOME. Issue 8003, 4 September 1889

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