(MSB FBSSB ASSOOIATIOIf 0 Trades-Unionism. AUCKLAND, Angus 1 21. The Boot maker a' Union have notified McArthur and Company that the members will cease to wok with tke man Strong, who is said to be an objectionable member. Oa the other side tho real causß of the tioable is said to be the replacement of Rhodes, Socretary to the lroal union, by Fowke from Cbristchurch, as foreman clicker at MoArthnr's. Preserving Butter. Feilding, Aagnst 21. Yesterday m the presence of about 200 dairymen and farmers, a pabllo test w. s mad« of St :rens sad Mounfort's cold Tioaam process for preserving fresh batter etc. It was shown thai unsalted batter keeps perfectly iweet daring s year. The prooess is entirely meohanloaJ, and may be need by any dairyman. Practical men are of opinion It will reTolntionfza the dairying lndaitry In New Zetland. Coal and Coke. Westpobt, August 21. The first consignment of coal from the Weetpoit — Ngakawau Coal Company's mine, has reached Weetport. There are 20 tons m bags, and the sample will be forwarded to Pork Pirio as a specimen of the material available here for coke purposes. Ibe ooal output from the Weßtport Coal Company's mine is temporarily suspended owing to repairs to the machinery, Swindled. DrxNKDiw, Aagcit 21 London papers oontath aoooonts of the ■alolde of Lewis, an ex New Zealander, who had been defrauded of hla money by » scoundrel mined Humphreys. The " Times " cays that Lewis wea some years employed as • clerk In the goods office at Dnnedln. In 1883 he was transferred to the Walmea Plains Railway, and when the Government took over the line he was Appointed ■tatlonm aster at RWeridale. On leaving the service he entered the employment of Leary and was afterwards In the commercial department of the "Times" till he left for Home last November. Mr Mills, ex Collector of Custom', writes oat soliciting subeorlptlons to enable the widow to bring »n action against those who defrauded her husband. It transpires that Lewis has a polioy of £1000 In thp OninnW Mu'nai Company
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