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THE STRIKE. - There are greater hopes now tiat wiser counsels are prevailing in the watersido dispute. The Victorian Council of Action, which is now in control, is discussina g i motion that the watersiders he urged to take out licences under tlhe FedjrTlU Trans. port : Act, and resume work. It is expected that. this imotion will be carried, although the militants are vigorously fighting for an extension. of the dispute, and ii policy of "no surrender." At Adelaide, unlionists and volun teers are wdrking side by side, and the numberr of regular watersiders wnas oan Suturdalny ilncreased to 1200. Fifteen shilis. are due in 31cl. bourno to-day, and it is expected that the whole of the :1000 volui. tools in thatj port will bie employed by to-inorrow. On Wedneaday iext a children's concert will be given at St. Stephen's Hall. Five of the victinms in the level crossing smashsl-upi which occurred at ttho beginning of last week are now manking satisfactory reoenverico in the Geelong hospital, but Evelyn Kelly, who hdil her foot nilnultrled on Monday lust, is still ini a critical condition.