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[per press association.] Manaiac«Br«of Plg--lr«»n. Auckland, July 7. A successful test of pig-iron manufacture was made at Onehunga ironworks on Saturday afternoon. Three hundred persons witnessed the castieg of 15 tons of pig-iron from the new blase furnace. The iron is of good quality, and the manufacture promises to be a success. After the test, seven gentlemen were on the lift, which is only guaranteed to hold three, and it collapsed. The break would nqt "grip," but it held before the ground was reached, otherwise all would nave been killed. As it was, Capt. 'Anderson had the small bone of his ankle broken. A Hailtr Tailor'* An«ttcfatloni A Retail Master Tailor's Association has been formed in Auckland, and a Committee of five appointed to prepare rules. I'imnd Dead The post mwtem examination upon William Wallace, found dead at Mangare 'shewed the stomach was full of carbolic ■acid. Ah open verdict was returned, Imigtantir Tlmltrr.Cuttlng- Contract ■ Janies Darrow, of the Thames, is the successful tenderer for cutting and delivery of 12 million feet of Kauri timber in the Tairoa bush. Three years is the time allowed for the completion of contract, Tlie Mafia. Wellington, July 7.. The Alameda, with the English mail of 14th ult., left Trisco for Auckland on the 28th ulfc., contract date. The Zealandia, with colonial mails of 16th ult., arrived at Trisco from Auckland on sth inst., contract date. Xrades and labor. Christchukch, July 7. At a meeting of the Canterbury Trades and Labor Council, on Saturday evening, it Tras agreed that the Council should not meet in conference, or countenance in electoral affairs, other associations which do not make Trade Unions an essential plank in their platforms; that the Council use every effort to make the proposed Demonstration Day (October 28) a great succetiß. With regard to the request of the Knights of Labor that concerted action be taken in the election of members of Parliament, the Committee agreed that general politics were outside the province of the Council. At a preliminary meeting of master bakers to form an Association, the object of the Association was stated as follows:— To get one uniform price for bread, that weight be certified _by law, and also that the price be advertised in the local papers on the first, of every month. Those ptfesenfc pledged themselves to give n scale of wages and hours to workmen as required. ■ Tli* JPnhipnhi DUwfs, The Thames correspondent of the

I " Herald " wires with reference to tests / of argentiferous ore from Prospectors' claim at Puhipuhi, which has been in progress at the Thames school of Mines during the past week :—" Park informs me that one parcel, comprising 3700 lbs of ore, from winze upon No. 3 reef, has yielded by raw pan amalgamation 75ozs of bullion, which is equalto a rate of 750r0s to the ton, and represents a saving of 65 per cent of assay value. The class of ore t treated is a sample of sulphide of silver, and offers no difficulty in saving. A trial J crushing of one ton of ore from the Caledonian at the School of Mines was made yesterday, but I am not at liberty to give the result. Working tests have, however, proved beyond all doubt that auriferous stone of a payable character exists at Puhipuhi. Muicide of a Girl of SixSeeu. Emma Newrant, a girl of sixteen years, committed suicide at Mangawhare on Saturday afternoon, by taking "Rough-on-rats." Tne girl died in great agony. Auckland Cold »lftf-<»v«ri«ft The first crushing on the recently discovered Kuatonu goldfields took place on Saturday. Fifty tons of Try-fluke ore was crushed for a yield of 267 ounces of gold. A number of ehares in this mine are held in the South Island. Other claims are now about to crush at the Tryfluke battery. ■lootsiialcera Diapntv The long-standing dispute between Garrett Bros and the Bootmakers Union is now amicably settled, and the firm's factory started as a Union factory to-day. The matter in dispute was was with reference td some of Garrett's employees, who were under engagement, and whom the .Union refused to receive unless certain fines were paid. These having been satisfied, the workmen affected are admitted as members of fche Union.

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2460, 7 July 1890

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2460, 7 July 1890

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