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THE' COLLI,ERS', STRIKE. Another large meeting of .colliers has been held at Doseley, which has been without any other result than ;o confirm the resolve of the ;minersto continue on strike. It was stated at the meeting that the looomo- tive drivers who bring coal to the district from Lan- jashire, North Wales, Derbyshire, and ether places, ire about to strike, with the notion ef helping the Staffordshire miners to a. victory. The announcement was received with great applause, but its correctness is auestioned in the district. Mr. Tomlinson, sergeant of police, has arrested a man as the chief of the mob who committed early on Monday morning the dastardly outrage of blowing up a house at Lower Gornal, with the intention of injuring the inmates. Considerable interest was shown by the miners on strike when the apprehension became known, and some followed him, he protesting his inno- cence to those around him. This man's real name is Thomas Marsh, but he is only known as Thomas Pea." He is a ,miner, residing at Gornal Wood, only a short way from the house of Joseph Roberts. Marsh has been on strike ever since the unhappy struggle between the masters and men began, and he has acted somewhat prominently in the demonstra- tions of the men. On Tuesday morning, as Samuel Mason, a man who had been at work at the old rate of wages, at Mr. Hodgkiss's colliery, at Wednesbury Bridge, was stand- ing near to his own door, one of the colliers' bands, which had been perambu ating the neighbourhood, approached him, with about sixty or seventy persons, andthemob hemmed him in, and taunted him with being a blackleg," pushed him about, and. struck him. He had on more than one occasion previously been way- laid by men on strike, and threatened.—On the same night, a party of about 1,000 persons (including a band) escorted some of the colliers who had been at work at Mr. Mdlington's colliery, at Stone Cross, at the old rate of wages, from the pits to Hill Top, where, after the men had been hustled about and threatened, one of them was struck by several of the men in the crowd. i At the Hales Owen Police-court, on Tuesday, John Tristram, a collier, was convicted of having assaulted Thomas Hains, a collier, employed at the Now British Iron Company, and was sentenced to twenty-one days' imprisonment. At the Dudley Police-court, on Wednesday, before Captain Fletcher, Captain Bennitt, and Mr. Swindell, Benjamin Cooper, miner, was charged with having assaulted John and Hannah Westwood.—William Hunt, Kate's-hill, miner, was charged with having assaulted Isaac Westwood.—The same-William Hunt was also charged with haying resisted Police-constable William Moore, while in the execution of his duty.— James Rowley was charged with haying resisted Police-constables Taylor and Pardoo.—John Turner, John English, and Joseph Hunt were charged with having assaulted Isaac Westwood.—Joseph Hunt, Star and Garter public-house, Eite's-hall, was charged with having resisted the police while in the execution of their duty. The whole of the above charges arose out of an attempt on the part of Joseph Hunt and William Hunt, his son, to conceal Samuel Rowley, against whom the police, had a warrant, for threatening Isaac Westwood, with the view of preventing him from going to work. This warrant was being executed on Monday last when the offences above mentioned were committed. The evidence occupied the attention of the court a long time, but the detaila are not at all of general interest. The elder Hunt, as occupier of the Star and Garter, in which house Rowley had taken refuge, was fined £6 and costs, or in default, two. months' imprisonment, with hard labour. Hunt the younger was fined 40s. and costs, or, in default,, one month's imprisonment, with hard labour. Cooper was fined 40s. and costs, or two months. English was fined 40s. and costs,, or two months. Turner, 20s. and costs, or one month. Rowley, 20s. and costs, or one month; and the two Hunts were further fined 40a. and costs each, or two months for the assault on Newbold. Tha man,Rowley was also fined ofilO and costs, or two womlkbw imprison- ment, for threatening to shoot Police-constable Isaac Taylor, and pointing a gun at him. There is good reason to conclude that, upon the most moderate computation, there are now ten thousand tons of coal being brought into this district every day, in excess of the quantity that was being imported be- fore the commencement of the colliers' strike. The agents of the railway companies state that even thia vast supply is increasing daily, and that they hitherto have been able to meet the demand made upon them.



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