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STRIKE OF COLLIERS IN NORTH WALES RIOTS AT MOSS, NEAR WREXHAM. DISGRACEFUL SCENES. THE MILITARY CALLED OUT. According to a resolution made on Friday, on Saturday afternoon all the miners throughout the North Wales coalfield brought out their tools and struck work, on account of no concession having been made by the masters with regard to the notice of a reduction of 5 per cent. in wages, which terminated on Saturday. No terms have yet been offered by the masters, and the men express their determination to stand out. Arrangements are being made to hold mass meetings in various parts of the district. An advance in wages of 2t per cent. was given the North Wales colliers six months ago, but there has been considerable depression in trade since. On Tuesday afternoon a mass meeting of the colliers was held on Wrexham racecourse. There was a large attendance, and resolutions were passed pledging the men to stand firm, and not to return to work except at the old rate of wages. The proceedings were orderly. On Wednesday afternoon, a report reached Wrexham that a large gang of colliers, numbering several hundreds, had surrounded the offices at Westminster Colliery, near Wrexham. Super- intendent Wilde and a posse of constabulary at once proceeded to the spot, when they found the body of men too great to encounter. One of the managers, who was in the office, seeing the mob surrounding the premises, locked the office doors. Loud cries were made by the rioters for his appearance. Then they smashed in the windows with sticks and stones, and endeavoured to storm the office by force. In the evening the deputy chief-constable of Denbighshire and ten men, together with the manager, Mr. Harrop, and other officials of Westminster Colliery, which is three miles from Wrexham, who had taken refuge in the colliery offices, were obliged to run for their lives, the place being completely wrecked, and preparations made to blow it up with gunpowder. Most of the policemen managed to escape with slight injuries, but two-Sergeant Littlehales and Constable Bound-are missing, and it is reported that they have been thrown down the pit's shaft. Mr. Harrop is also missing. A detachment of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers left for the scene of the rioting, accompanied by Major Leadbetter, chief constable Mr. Charles Hughes and Dr. Davies, magistrates and Mr. J. Lewis, magistrates' clerk. The Denbighshire and Merionethshire Militia, 900 strong, who are now Up here for the annual training, are also under arms, and two companies have already been sent on to the colliery to assist the regulars if necessary. The strike still continues, and there appears to be no likelihood of any immediate settlement. .N o further offers have been made by the masters, who maintain that the present state of the coal trade renders it utterly impossible for the pro- prietors of collieries to work at the present rates. The masters further state that many of the North Wales collieries have been worked at considerable loss for a lengthened period. An offer was made by the coalowners some five months ago by which the men were invited to employ an eminent accountant to examine the books, and the selling rates should settle the question of wages, but that proposal was rejected by the colliers. The same offer Jor the guidance of the men has been made Several times since, but with the same result. In one instance the masters' books were placed before the men, but they refused to look at them. LATEST TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. Up to midday (Thursday) all remained quiet at Westminster Collieries. The magistrates are now devising the best means for preventing any fresh outbreak. The military remained at the colliery throughout last night.

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