10 SEPTEMBER 1859, Page 2

The strike of the builders has been brought to a

partial close, but in a .manner that leaves us in doubt as to the sequel, and does not, we confess, appear calculated to renew the smooth pro- gress of industry. The masters have resolved to open their yards to workmen, but they still require the " declaration " ; which is to declare peace, and yet to keep up the hostile preoau- cautions of war. Questions have been too much "mixed up" on both sides ; for the men made a serious blunder when they mixed up the question of hours with the question of wages.