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CHINESE AS MINERS

[P»B PKBSS ASSOOIATIOH,] JJSYBBOABatUi, Jqne <J« An important mining appeal, by' el. party of Chinese diggers at Round Hill, against the decision of tbo Warden In tjkjot of a party of European miners, olosed fo*day m the Plstilok Oonrt, ~ after a' hesriDg extending over four days. (3reatT Motion has existed between the Mongolian! and whites on these diggings for some time past, and It Is Bald that ttie* former hare clubbed together to provide funds to carry on actions with the objaot of ojmting the Europeans. After a good deal of litigation the Warden granted, the European party the right to make a separate raoa In a narrow gully, whloh w*o the only, outlet to a considerable area. The Chinese af forwards complained to the Warden that the flaming, &0,, of the Europeans' Interfered with their workings, and asked that this should be stopped; The Warden refdaed to do so. Judge Ward delivered judgment Immediately on the oonoluaton of the oase, dismissing the OblneßO appeal, and stating that It was not reasonable that a party of seven Oblnese ' ahohld look up a large acea of aarlferons ground to which they held th* only outlet, and whloh would support forty men. Costs on both counts, amounting to about £70, against tbe Chinese.

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CHINESE AS MINERS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2145, 7 June 1889

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