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I NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF PUDDLERS.…

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I NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF PUDDLERS. A conference of delegates representing the principal iron districts of the kingdom was opened at Gateshead, on Monday morning. There were delegates present from the following places :âNorthumberlandâWalker, Bedlington. Durham-East Jarrow, Gateshead, Fents Houses, Consett. Darlington, Monkwearmouth, Stockton, Witton Park, Springmoor. New Jarrow, Blackhill. ScotlandâGlasgow, Mossend. YorkshireâMiddlesbro', Parkgate. Masbro'. Milton and Elsecar, Deeds, Sheffield. Staffordshire-Hanley. Wiltshire-New Swindon. The delegates expected from Wales did not arrive. Mr. John Marshall, delegate from Leeds, was appointed chairman. In opening the proceedings he said that the iron trade was now in a very flourishing state, and those connected with it never had a better opportunity presented to them of bettering their condition. (Hear, hear.) Reports were then made by the several delegates as to the state of the various localities which they represented; the prices paid per ton to the puddlers, and a comparison instituted between it and that paid in other localities the number of men in the union. &c. A few delegates deprecated any steps which would have a tendency to provoke a general strike in the trade, and expressed their opinion that the Crewe strike had not been managed as they should have liked. The whole of the day was occupied in the reception of the reports, to be discussed on a future day. The chairman stated that they were only in their infancy in Leeds, so far as regarded unionism, the first meeting for establishing a union having been so recently held as the 24th Oct. last. There were seven branches belonging to the Leeds dis- trict. They were mostly small works, and with three exceptions the iron they manufactured did not go to the market. It consisted principally of plate iron, manu- factured in the Yorkshire fashion. The men he repre- sented complained of many grievances, which he should lay before the conference on a future day. The number of union men in his district was 318--every puddler to a man being connected with the association. The mill men, however, had not joined. He was surprised at that, as the mill men could not do without the puddlers, as them's the men that feeds the ravens." (Hear, hear, and laughter.) Other delegates having addressed the meeting, the conference adjourned. --ââââ âââ

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I THE HEAVY GALES OF THE 2ND…

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■P I PICKINGS F- "PUNCH."

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MURDER AND ATTEMPTED SUICIDE…

i REPORTED LOSS OF H.M. SHIP…

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IDARING CAPTURE OF A FEDERAL…

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