OPENING UP COUNTRY
The «• Otago Dally Times", Wellington correspondent says :— Mr Thama* M o«nzle. MH.R, has been busy here during the put few dajs briugiflg under the notice of Ministers eeverar eubj _ots of colonial importance In ooonemlou with ihe settlement of Crown lands at Catlfns. He pointed out that the demand for land ln that distriot by good men for ccoup»tlon was muoh tn execs of the area surveyvd, Ihe Hon G. F. Richardson haß, aa a roeult, issued instructions to the chief surveyor of O.ago to pa_h on at ouoe with tbe surveys at a rate proportionate to the demand, Tbe Minister of Public Works will, as soou as possible, go ou with tbe plate laying aud bringing up the Catlin's River railway as far aa Ahurlrl. This will add materially towards the saooesaful occupation of the land m that vioinity. The (pacing up of our magnificent scenery to the tourists of the world by suitable tracks connecting tho Wost Ooast fiords and Sutherland Fallinwith onr lakes aud Mount Cook formed the subj aot of an Interview with the Premier and Minis*' tar of Landa. They are quite alive to the benefita likely to ensue, aud the Hon Q. F. Richardson goes to the Milford Sound next week, and will go as far as the falls, orosslng over to Te Anau should the time at his dispoaal permit .
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