18 MARCH 1865, Page 2

We publish elsewhere an account of the great iron lock-out

by one who has studied strikes for years Up to Friday afternoon no good news on the subject was current, the latest fact being that the Scottish masters had joined the English Association, given notice of a reduction of one shilling per ton, and refused to employ any men from tie South. The North Staffordshire puddlers decline to yield, and the only conciliatory offer yet made, to send puddled bars from other districts, proves worthless, as the bars would cost to much and the millmen would probably join the peddlers. It is calculated that the strike will throw 70,000 workmen out of employ, and if it lasts many weeks carry whole sections of the trade to Belgium and Germany. The masters seem to be supported by a glut in the market, which in the teeth of the strike does not rise.