A hundred years ago | November 27, 1918. Archives

From the Archives: Buckingham and Carnatic Mills. Trouble again.

The public will learn with feelings of deep concern that the above mills have been closed to-day [November 27] in consequence of the mill authorities apprehending some trouble. It would appear that on Monday last the weaving master at the Carnatic mills was assaulted by a number of weavers who, it is alleged, threw three spindles at him thereby causing injuries on his forehead. We are not at present able to say what led to this regrettable incident. The weaving maistry who was present at the scene on being asked to give the names of those who had taken part in assaulting the weaving master refused to do so and in consequence his services were dispensed with on the same day. Everything apparently went on well until this morning when at the Buckingham Mills brick-bats were thrown at the Manager and the weavers numbering about 1,100 shouted in a disorderly manner. At the Carnatic Mills the weavers refused to start work and began shouting. On Sir Clement Simpson asking them to clear out they refused to do so. On information, Mr. F. Armitage, Commissioner of Police, and Rao Bahadur S. Bhavanandam Pillai, Deputy Commissioner S. Range, proceeded to the scene with a strong police force and cleared the men of the mills. Soon order was restored and by 1 P.M. everything was quiet. The two mills have been closed and notices have been posted in front of the Mill Buildings.

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