(By Telegraph.—Press Association.) RAPID LOADING AT NELSON. NELSON, this day. A" record was put up loading the s.s. Rakaia with frozen meat at Nelson wharf. Some of the wagons of the railway were discharged in nine minutes, and the average loading was a thousand carcases an hour. This constitutes a record for a New Zealand port. The total loading of 14,000 carcases will bs completed this evening. Tho local railway |-management and the method adopted are - jnraised "by the ship authorities. A QUESTION OF DOMICILE. WELLINGTON; this day. Judgment of the -Full Court on a point in the case Poihgdestre v. Poingdestre as to the domicile as affecting service on the respondent husband was that the suit could proceed, and it was not necessary to have personal service on the respondent, who deserted his wife and went to whence lie wrote to her for two years and then was heard from no more. NAPIER TRAWLING DIFFICULT?. NAPIER, this day. Mr. Hally (Conciliation Commissioner) met the men and owners connected with the trawling industry In conference today, when the whole question was gone into thoroughly. A further conference will take place to-night, and it Ib confidently stated that an amicable arrangement "will be reached. RAILWAY WORKSHOPS. WELLINGTON, this day. The Hon. J. A. Millar, Minister of Railways, in an interview made it clear that the policy adopted in connection with the dismissal of men at Addington and elsewhere is not part of the Government's general retrenchment scheme. He endorsed the statement made by Mr. Ronayne on the subject. RAILWAYS SUPERANNUAOTON. WELLINGTON, this day. The Railways Superannuation Fund Board passed allowances involving a liability of £5576 13/6. Sixty-six .members are interested in the distribution. The allowances totalling £254 a year were made to four widows and fourteen children of deceased, contributors to the fund. The secretary reported the fund to <be in satisfactory condition. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. CHRISTCHIIRCH, this day. The rainfall for the year to date wa3 12-20, thanks to a phenomenal downpour towards the end of last month, but since then the rainfall has virtually been nil. Up till last night no rain Jell In April, but .006 was recorded-this morning.
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