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COLLAPSE OF THE LLANBERIS…

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COLLAPSE OF THE LLANBERIS LOCK- OUT. The absence of unanimity on the part of the North Wales slate quarry proprietors has at last convinced Mr Assheton-Smith that his efforts to sttemp out the North Wales Qntarymen's Union were utterly futile and, after a lock out of nearly five weeks, the men belonging to the extensive Llanberis or Dinorwic slate quarries have been permitted to return to work virtually upon their own terms. The consultation between Mr Robinson, the managing director of the Talysarn Slate Company, to whom Mr Assheton-Smith entrusted the delicate task of conciliation, and the council ef the union, extended until a late hour on Thursday eight. Mr Robinson was assisted by Mr Heywartl; and Mr W. J. Parry, the general sec- retary of the union, was pre £ -?nt to watch over the interests of the men. There was no dispute as to the right of combination, and the interview which took place at the Royal Hotel, Carnarvon, was chiefly devoted to a consider- ation of the rules which govern the organisation. Several amendments of a trifling character were suggested by Mr Robinson, who discharged his duties with great tac:, ability, and consideration, and these were at once conceded by the men. The revised rules provide that the president and other members of the council, the secretary excepted, shall be quarry men, or in some way identified with slate quarries that the men are to receive fair wages, and to be paid according to merit; that non-unionists are not to be molested; and that no fresh rules, or amendments of the existing ones, are to be adopted until due notice has been given to the proprietors, and that, in case the latter should object, reference to an umnire is to follow. A cordial vote of thanks was pasaed to Mr Robinson and Mr Heyward for their kind services as mediators. t-h^L ww* 1 cl°ck °,n Friday morning a mass meeting of the locked out men who have remained in the neighbour- hood was held at;Penllyn, near Llanberis. The result of the negotiations which had taken place on the previous day was explained by Mr Robert Parry, the vice-president of the union. The action of the council was confirmed, the men agreeing to resume work at the quarries on Monday next. Hearty cheers were given for Mr Robinson, and, I after Pxpre^s their thanks to the members of the council, the men quietly separated. ISSUlt' !laa eiven creat satisfaction, as the lock-out was seriously telling upon the I trade of Carnarvon and the outlying district. It is a note. l worthy fact that, notwithstanding the long compulsorv holiday the men have spent, not a single case of drunken- ness or disorderly conduct has come uuder the notice of the police. There is li ttle doubt that the quairies will be crippled for some time to come, some hundreds of the best men having accepted bargains, to which they are bound by agreements, in the Merionethshire and Nantlle quarries.

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July 22,1874.

J ! T1PYN 0 BOB PETH.

! IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT

WELSH JURIES AGAIN.

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A MODERN WELSH GHOST.

FATAL BOAT ACCIDENT.—FIVE…

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MONTGOMERYSHIRE ASSIZES.

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