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THE HAWAIIAN REVOLT I 5

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SOXMH^W: ALES4DO AI^ TRADE. ,tnt:r v:'(T'ISTON'! OE- 'rUE ¡; '.I.W:.Il'.1 'iii..<: 'SLl.DING;.goMiE. sr COLLAPSE -? OP >NEGOTI ATION S. On.Saturday morning a* meeting of Joint t Sli.<jing-tiœleCommiU.oo took .place at the Engi- nters' Institute,. Park-plac3, Cardiff, for the' pi rpose. of considering the > terms of the new sliding-scald which the workmen fltik should now be formed for the regulation of wages of the South Wales coal trade. Sir W. T. Lewis presided, and M1.. David Morgan (in the ab- sence of Mr. W. Abraham ( 'Mabon "). M.P., who .id unweU, oocuyied the vice, ohaor. The prc«>xl.i.n gs were, as ul.lal, held in camera. The points 011 the agenda were (1) the revemon of the 10 per cent, scale of 1890; (2) the estabb-hment of a, mimimum wage rata; (3) the appointment of an umpire in all cases* cf dispute in which the committee fail to agree. The conference oomniecc-ed at. 12.30. The only point under discussion 011 Saturday morning wll- the dernand of the men for a reversion to 10 per cent, in the Is. i;i»t«ad n £ 8 per cent. Argu- )M'!b¡" (avt.u>r this clff> were advanced 5ur. i> £ >3 ••- who was followed by M'. Dar; A lor. discussion then ossutdUa bir W. T. Lewis, osr. behalf oi vtHi: s, that the oon- o>a«.-f. eoukr woi on acoount be made, mod tfrAt, f f ftiet, circumstances, in • i'^ir-opiaioa, w^irativd a reduction to 7 Ct"t;. Shortly wadg the conference OOIH. ami no iv-iangvn»W'+:- were made as *0 future Bftceti-nff. undsffaisnii that tm Tlcarsday the ques- *ms <d m% (invpirw x-nd tt irwnimum wage rate ait fi«rvo ks>iriiK "but the masters jiftphaticR'h' !.H!oliB-i tc grant any concession. No jwoort -w L.med, l«t Mr. David Mor- jjaii* :v»id %tr. LewfcK Milss <*ttr-ctary), on behalf or Ae rppr» seiiUi&ves, handed in a to th».wurty»- Tnn outlook is now SiKoe; 8.SPOP.T OF Tilfc.OWNERS. At the eonc-iu.<>oh of tic uie>-v: jg the following fftport. nn f"ori Uie nwnfts' si';» of the commit- ti-si, r*«« ffiveri to 0^1 «e{«'<Montative by Mr. W. Gascw:>-3 se:Y«fc?tiry t<» the Coalowners' At wchition A weetiag of the Huliiig-cale Committee w&p he'd to-day it the ofllces if the Monmouth- shire and StHKh Wsles C'tK1'- insrs' Association, I;.UW if, H!d'" prehid^nty of Sir W. T. Wr. IKvid Mcrgsn. •»n behalf of the ««wk»<aB, being ta cfce viee-c-ciir. through the ac of Mr. W. Airah^m, M.P., the vice- .fcsilimitii Off h. (Toir.-n.ttiK;. There wero pre- scut; -Oc tlix- ciWners' «id" Sir W. T. Lewis, A*c'o>wid HOQd. Ed. Jones, Ed. lJi<<¡f, Wiibam Thomas, Gr;f tie Ogilvie, and vr. %tw D^,2- (setwtc .-y* on the work- niv;'s si'te: Mmkj. D»v:a organ. David h Hii-hard#, T. J'teron*? 1m«i pavid Bwynon, Thoma1 1 »viw, Alfred Onion*, Philip (ieorge, Isaac }1:dW1 Thomas R. rh«siias, and Lewis 'TJlfx. ;s'»ctarj-} The nieetihg was adjourned i*«na Th'irjd-iy iawi, xn order to give Mr. AUra- au ^ryertm.itr M attending and taking jf.- r. in th« further distfuaoicn of the workmen's thitrt few the r^viskn of the sliding- S'Oale agree-netii, whidh ai-e a* 'follows :—il) A 10 cent. ri»* awl in Wages for every Is. p-ar ton rjae in thj s^ll'iig price over and aboye the staiwJard 01 8IL pa- ton, in lieu of Hi f or ceuU, a* under the {trecent agreement; «9 tluit a tniniwunr. wage be 8 condition of the new .-i^pecmea*; {3; Tfiafc an utu>)ire be appoin- ted to settle ail di:#puta~ »« which the joint mnmittee h»v> failed to ai^e. Unfortunately, tiu-onirh i'lnsf*, Ml. Ahr^tam was again pre- vented vow attetoi- ij the tpceling to-day. At she dj~,cu.'«aiau ou Jrsdsy last the owners 'stat«! thii (h\y ccold tuskc bo concessions in »bo direetion desired by wrknien, and an i "I\IDttnt wa* kbs agreed to so as to give :e J," r.-t.n, it. of aúduc.ing any ',0-' ,¡-;¡"- a,1."¡:nJJ:t!o: wil!d¡ tl1.1?Y fl\Jg-ht have to new ut i:t.: tiTt 0: their ,!o-it«»ions. At the: I th- r* wa agphi ti very full dis- I c-.«4cn, aivd *^e joint committee sepa- on t 0 or titree occasioua to mabhs. the respectelve representatives to Lhold c»um«attaoa. a in ally, after (cshatts'.iv^ argvnv^tst# h-»I beea used on both ■ sisics .mil ?*spe<<t to the txttoparaiivo r«>sts at wrrviap fteaia 00a 1 f> :e". :01i"» to the establish- -aen* of d'.w apala aad «ot>9-»wwt4j, the owners tiiat, n^«*»»*h»UK»d »usr the increased A f h. %h* Vmrx-IB (ii^ngefl and rarcum- -+93i3w- ikx-tif.gi lc^i»l^son a- otherwise, yet »tV g«e viiW' tt> j best *el«*io«w ■vitii she- workfucn donJanu.ty of the ^»b;ig -'CHle K-moweaMtot, wtficj. baa been in inca eincfe ?3T5,' w? wcri r/r;;Cr»fcd to submit t to f ttse preoent ^le, onerous as ) t. t« was :%re k> the Now, how- j evt-r, that Vorhuinti a:" fatting an end I to the rli'-iuic-sc-s'r -rangenient by » g'-tinc a nkailh*' f»»ifcc<>. -• expires on Use Si«. m 3I«rc.b wk. -•rs feei bound | to require tha* tarts? of ti- scale erf 188?, }v>3JC\ VI?. tK-r osafe. ja- shilling, should j be -ov■ .ad -l-o -'ot- the rf^aia^on of wag##, | jssrtesf? -'JS '-he TTT?-t '.t dtr basis of which is p '.co ihillmsr. Ic reply to ob- 1 Lh Ar WtiVam Lewis as to the | stshv whVh workmen w-ere i'vqv. aSrmv s« the tercmanon of the jaidin, *tah> ^ysiiiro, proved so KisnLy i* t>eftcial .tu botfc eenpjoyers and em- | jskjve<l during th. l't iK-owty vears, and oon- so xnvsih to ;ha rapift and unpi ece- » dflntei fkfvsiloprrdettt the N>«sh Wales coal t tn^de prosiwfity of the workmen, I the ic'^ -ha'tj'ui.i (Mr. Thtvid Morgan) ad- j tli»* Ite was *ftif.o.ri*b!€ for advising the -•vwk/Uk.n uj *tvfc the aotsee which had < fecfin'ivec d,-ks-r»iir.if t. seals, and that he 11- riot ,.1; of hti., done so. The oA-ata. !)»«<*»»&»* £ f»! 9>tningjy that they are | r«!urv«'' fr- the **49;oapib2T.tv and conee- vrhitsh 1 the determma- 4t0C tif tiie .w-ui-^r The owners igiictife'kout. the i» shown every f ctonts tc. a od 1 v spirit towards I tUo worKii. n's rops'r.*maftsve*c -in order to pet*»-r' -Ae Iriep-iJy ac' -"•««"> s ^hioh have so j ItHic «s ;Mted r<eks<"i-.« -«n sJcwra and employea Mn Scfji? W-.d-ar [-prpoivT Ctf W«'HKMJ?N'» RF.VRESEN- TATIVPS. i A1, t i. -xmelui'^s of ibe pr oceed in gs of the {. joint cooiamer*,$*» representatives i bad i of tuai; u*t., and deputed | Me*?, i). 3|fcv>Ti and Miles to ftirnUh f t-o r ari report at He proceedings, i iliev s+Med "if* flic matting tteet day had -Ijeen | «djt>d i'~«m l«t TiitirvtW more ecipeeially fo. tha gj ting Mr. Afehaui ",chance j •to bf,v>j h>s tho utaUer. However, at -a cariy v. v 4-ey wei-fi isfurmed that Mr. 1 Jlbmhr-tm vas enable to attend through lliness. [ Natwitjiitfjr.a-.n;^ that f-wi., ih»- workmen's re- '■» t«. t ti»» eoE^oy^M to further dis- i.e-n.'s the ranite^. aaeiaioing the abnouee L.<rf .^rlr. Aia^haBit Sir D»* =d Btyuon, on l^elialf aji tlif ivorkri! re-opexi^d the discussion upon ;,J\e q,ó!01i of the pet twingta. arid argued that, j if the poIS'ot-?- asford to fity the «cge# c £ the at ^ie<. mtes when it was- f'Stet A-te* sa-id t^er.ui 'cv*agood\>ortiou of a»vf- 'fair way ab-that rtf? .0 10 per cent, in •» «! *> ouitead of the. 8i he Maid, wertv -yc+koi upon fchoicut^; j.- the cost of royalties,. :V .t.-r fU. io4 if they could* they eould afford to iu if.ii. and rroie now. in ihi-t- drtdrman (Sir W. • -u\ ^it the swineries did not pay "• r;os,' the *».ie Df Decem tw:, r, of da. tf>n—the v.oe- oollie- •c 'de'i í.i!1. -o fiar back ae "iV .t!li, ioctf, Rnd traIn ftiere backwards, when the coal did not sell in the market any higher than 8s. The employer-* gave more wages to -the men at that time than the December, 1879, rates, and also made money, aad,.as a proof of• the latter statement, he instanced-" late Mr, Po\v< who wus one of't-he origit-al owners -of. •the Powell Duffryn Collieries, aaa w1k>, al-. though at the coumit>n':emwi»- of his career-ias 4t~ ooUiery owaer ''was almost nrl so far as capital' was- concerned, was, whenhe-died, worth some- • thing like £ 3^0.000. Tlien lie mentioned Sir George Elliot who commenced aa a door-boy, hut-who, when he-died, was worth something like £ 200,000, and yet who, whenever be met T1i.n1, always argued' that lw was losing money, A great deal of contention folloved in this strain, and the conference lasted, over two hours, and ultimately collapsed upon the fact that the colliery owners distinctly stated that they would not give way, and further stated that, in their opinion, they ougut to reduce the per ceiitage to 7^ in d e la., instead of 8if, because tiiey did not ujak; money. Mr, Morgan added other instances of collieries paving in the old days, viz., Nixcn's, ana the Oct an and Dow- lais Collieries,, and, he remarked, if they paid in those days, he was under the impression that they ought to pay to-da.y. True, the colliery I owners argued that they were working under a I new system, of colliery operations, viz.. the "lone wall" system but Mr. Morgan asked if *he "pillar-anil-stall" system paid better why not go back to it. Then the workmen's representatives had no more to bay, and the whole matter coliapr<ed, the conference coming to a termination without any arrangement being made for resuming tiie proceedings. They had left the e*np&c»y«re to ttI fiheir own oo^isft, They had discussed the question of the umpire, and the fixing of the price at great bsngth on Thursday, when the* workmen's re- presentatives pleaded that in other part*, of the country the appointment at an I .iwMi -wurtajBA MS in Norkhtunberland, Durha^n, and the Mid- land-Coonties. Too answer of the employers 'then was that in those- counties they luil only iComuienoed the new system, and that it would? mat~'bevvery long before it collapsed. HOW THE NEWS >WAS-'RECEIVED. CARDIFF. The ? announoement in the evening papers "that'the negotiations a.t the joint sliding-t«ale committee had collapsed without, any arrange-, me lit having been made for a future confe- rence was read with a good deal of anxiety by those immediately interested in the coal trade, who, although they do not. despair of both aides again coming together- before the notice to terminato the &liding-seale c--1' ires on the 31t of March next, are not :\11, ,uier sanguine of the matter being settb ithout some serious labour troubles. Owing l he nieet- mgof t,he-slidinq.se1-le conunittee heme held in the afternoon the proceedings did not terminate uutil the merchants had: all left the Docks, and many of them who live out of town did not see the result of tlie meeting as published in the evening newspapers. The opinions of two or three individual merchants seen by our representative, however, were that if the men persisted in their deiywidt3 it was pro- baole that a cxrious rupture would take place.

DECOYING ENGLISH GIRLS. .

LORD ABERDARES ILLNESS.

THE WELSH IN LONDON.

CARDIGAN MUNICIPALI BYE-ELECTION.

PORTHCAWL WAXER' ,SUPPLY.I

DEATH OF THE BISHOP^OF>; LLA^DAPFS…

PEMBROKESHIRE OTTER HUNT.

INFANTILE MORTALITY AT NEWPORT.

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SUDDEN DEATH AT CWMAVON.

MB, CHAMBERLAIN- 8 DISAPPEARANCE.

THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.

THE WEATHER.

THE ELBE DISASTER. ,

REPORTED RE CALL OF SIRI HENRY…

A STORM-PETREL SHOT.

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