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AUCKLAND, Aimukt 21. The bootmakers’ unions have notified M'Arthurand Co, that the members will cease to work with a man who is said to be an objectionable member. On the other side, the real cause of the trouble is said to be the replacement of Mr Rhodes (secretary of the local union) by Mr J. Fowke (from Christchurch) as foreman clicker at M'Arthur’s. FEILDING, August 21. A public test was made yesterday of a cold vacuum process for preserving fresh butter, etc. It was shown that unsalted butter keeps perfectly sweet during the year. The process is entirely mechanical, and may be used by any dairyman. Practical men are of opinion that it will revolutionise the dairying industry in Now Zealand. _ NELSON, August 21. The criminal sittings were opened before Mr Justice Richmond to-day. George White (late superintendent of the Nelson Lunatic Asylum) pleaded guilty to three charges of embezzlement, and was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment. Charles Powell, for killing sheep with intent to steal, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to two years’. The only other criminal case is Sclanders v, Thomas H. Mabiu for libel. CHRISTCHURCH, August 21. Following np yesterday’s seizure of cigars, Collector Rose and Mr Shannon visited a large wholesale establishment this morning, as indicated by the tobacconists whose goods were seized yesterday. The result was that ten large and twenty small boxes of cigars, bearing no Customs mark, were seized. TIMARU, August 21. At the Supreme Court to-day a lad seventeen years of age, who had escaped from the Caversham Industrial School, was given three months’ at the end of his current sentences for robbing a ploughing camp. In the first case against Birrell (late clerk to the Deputy Assignee) for forging a receipt for Ll2 11s 3d and uttering the same, the jury returned a verdict of “ Not guilty." INVERCARGILL, August 21. Definite steps have been taken to open up the Pegasus tin-fields. The prospectus of a company, with a capital of L 25.000, has been issued for working Tucker’s claim. Three thousand shares were taken up in one hand this morning.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 7991, 21 August 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Evening Star, Issue 7991, 21 August 1889