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DISGRACEFUL CONDUCT OF MINERS.…

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DISGRACEFUL CONDUCT OF MINERS. On Monday a mass meeting of S uth Yorkshire miners was held at Sheffield. The gathering com- prised from 4,000 to 5,000 miners, many of whom are either locked on or on strike. The president was Mr. Moore, of Sh, ffild, who, as mayor of that town, ha.1 taken an active part in trying to bring about a settle- ment of the disputes in the distiict by means of arbi- tration. Addresses were delivered by Mr. S. Plimsoll, M.P. for Sheffield, and other, Several resolutions, pledging the meeting to support those locked out, and also re- gretting that the masters would not settle the differ- ences between them, were carried by the meeting. At about one o'clock a non-unionist was decried coming from his employ, and was immediately chased by a number of the union men. Volleys of stones were thrown after him, but he succeeded ia reaching u-S v~ome'an<^ barred the door behind him. Adjoiuing his house were three others, and the unionists at once made an attack upon them. The first was occupied hy a small shopkeeper. The door of the house wa- smashed in, also the windows, and, in fact, almost every piece of household furniture in the dwelling. Ihe cl ck upon the wall was kicked to bits, and the flJor of the house covered with large pieces of stone and bricks.^ The occupants managed to escape with but a few injuries. A chest of drawers was broker open and the money taken, and a bag of flour dragged out of doors and distributed over the ground. (( The second house iu the row was inhabited by a knob-stick notoriety, named Daniel Ensor. This man had just returned from his work, and he at once barred the door and closed the shutters of his house. He then prudently retired into the ctllar with hi" family. A volley of stones thrown at the premises intimated that the attack had begun, and the next in- stant the door was kicked almost to match-wood. A scene of destruction then ensued, the furniture of the house being broken and the pictures dragged from the walls. A handsome chest of drawers was broken into and B7 taken out of it. It then became known that Ensor was in the cellar, so he made a rush up- stairs. He snatched a red hot poker from the fire and a miner's pick, and with these he struck at his as.atlauts. He speedily cleared a road for himself and his family, and Oe it a hasty retreat to the adjoining pit. He was much bruised and cut with the missiles which were thrown at him. One large Rtone, weighing about SIb., was thrown through the window of an upper storey, and so firmly embedded in the wall that it was unable to be with- drawn. A lodger in the house had to jump from an upstairs window, and run the gauntlet 'through a shower of brickbats. The whole row of houses looked as though a volley from a number of field-pieces had been directed against them. At about four o'clock a force of police arrived, and the rioters dispersed.

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