Home and Foreign. The New South Wales Government have invested L 1,000,000 worth of Treasury bills. The friends of the father of Wills, the explorer, prefer that he should receive a grant of LSOO instead of the annuity as proposed. The Berlin ‘ Post ’ states that it is intended to ask the Reichstag to create two new army corps. Great difficulty is experienced in selecting a jury to try the men charged at Chicago with the murder of Dr Cronin,
Thirty thousand Russian troops have been placed on the frontier line at Kossava and Nutrovisna watching the movements of German troops. At a large meeting of wharfingers resolutions were carried advising the men to accept the terms offered by the dock companies. The dock companies will on Wednesday (to-day) forward a reply to the application of shipping companies for permission to engage their own laborers to discharge vessels.
Great precautions have been made to suppress any intimidation on the part of those on strike.
The Trades Union Congress at Dundee has advised the various trade unions to render financial support to the men on strike in London.
The directors of the dock companies have refused to see Burns, who is acting for the strikers, owing to his insulting behaviour. They assert they can procure abundance of laborers if the menaces of the strikers be suppressed. The shipowners are strongly inclined to revolt at the action of the dock companies. The strikers are enfeebled by hunger.
The Sydney Seamen’s Union have voted the first instalment of LSOO in aid of the London dock laborers’ strike.
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YESTERDAY’S CABLES., Evening Star, Issue 8003, 4 September 1889
YESTERDAY’S CABLES. Evening Star, Issue 8003, 4 September 1889
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