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1 THE STRIKE IN NORTH WALES.

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1 THE STRIKE IN NORTH WALES. WORKMEN PROTECTED BY THE MILITARY. The masters have beaten the men in the blockade continuously maintained against the introduction of foreign workmen into the Llandulas Lime Works for the past six weeks. How the strike originated is an old story. The men agreed to the masters' reduced terms, with the saving clause that they declined to sign articles for twelve months ahead. Upon this point the entire dispute turned. The men declared that if they signed the fresh agreement they would be abandonmg themselves to a new form of slavery, and all appeals and all arguments addressed to them with a view of shaking or altering the delusion were perfectly fruitless. Since the strike the men have picketed the neigh. bourhood and done their utmost to strengthen their organisation. The arrivals and departures 01 trains at the little station at Llandulas have beec carefully watched seaward the men commanded the beach, and the mountains at the back pre. vented any approach from that quarter. The masters, however, were determined to introduce stokers in sufficient numbers to keep the fires alight in the kilns, but when the men were put down at the station they were stoned so vigo- rously that they had to beat a hasty retreat within the station walls. Tllen olessrs. liayner and Messrs. Kneeshaw, Lufton, and Co., the proprietors of the works at which the strikes have taken place, resolved to call in the aid of the police. Again, the resoiute attitude of the men and the determined disposition of the women prevented the approach of the relief men. A short and desperate fight ensued with stones, and the police for whom every respect was shown, were obliged to protect their human convoy off again by rail. Then the military were sum- moned from Chester, but from some confusion tin the orders the relief men did not arrive by the same train, and the soldiers returned to Chester Castle. The arrangements on Monday were more complete, and were entirely successful, In order to keep the strikers in ignorance of the proceedings to be adopted, a squad of soldiers from the 88th Regiment, in barracks at Manchesi ter, was requisitioned. The police, in numbers, had been on the spot for some days. The relief men from btrkenhead and Liverpool and the soldiers from Manchester joined at Chester, and went forward together. Some indications of the state of matters in pro- gress must have reached the strikers from the pre- parations made by the police in Llandulas. As the train drew in the men on strike were observed in large numbers just outside the station. But when the military got out and formed up on both sides of the relief men and marched out with fixed bayonets the strikers were completely and thoroughly cowed. Not a stone was thrown. There were some hisses, and opprobrious epithets were thrown at the rats, but the military successfully escorted a dozen men into Messrs. Kayner's works, and the remainder into those belonging to Messrs. Kneeshaw, Lufton, and Co. The soldiers came down with tents packed and arrangements made. if necessary, for a protracted stay at Llanduias. The men see the futility of iurther opposition, and, while no dis- turbance is expected with such a commanding force at hand at the masters' call, the strike will only be protracted by the infusion of the new element of discord introduced. Mr. Hazeldine. a Carnarvonshire magistrate, was present at the proceedings to, if necessary, read the Riot Act. Everything had passed off quietly, however, up to seven o'clock, wnen our message was despatched. A telegram from Llandulas says:—Everything was quiet at the quarries on Tuesday morning, the strikers being engaged in peaceably discussing the probability of the relief men from Liverpool holding out for a week. One company of the military had to be quartered on Monday night at Abergele, there not being sufficient accommoda- tion at Llanduias. At a meeting of the strikers on the previous evening the leaders impressed strongly upon their hearers the necessity for preserving order.

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