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■ A SXOBBISH INSPEC TOR. —So obnoxious has t’is inspector of sleepers in the Manawa*u made himse'f (says the “ Advocate ”) by unneces*a.y stringency in compelling ahherence to trfling detai's, that an imner of those whrtende e 1 for the contracts adverti-ed by the Public Works Department made an express stipulation that the sleepers , were not to be passed by this official. THEPt-siNfiDtFFicin.TY.— The "Taranaki !lerali”of Fr day last gives currency to tie following 3—" We were shown a private lettei *v> o Hawera this mornings wherein the writer iavs-'The Major wired to me just now to tic effect thvt a move would be made imihed r.tv’v i * *ne settlement of the Plains, and t.iat they would not wait for the report of the Commission before doing anything.

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 40, 27 December 1879

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