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If Wellington lobby report is to be credited, the evidence taken by the committee which ia now enquiring into the affairs of the West Coast goldfields will reveal some startling faots when it comes to be laid before the House. Ir 13 alleged to have been proved that all the mines from which our main supply of coal is procured are practically m the hands of a single company, and the holders have already been abe to regulate the market m any way they please. Further, it is asserted that all the properties have been let by the Government on very long lease?, ranging up to 66 and 99 years, so that the only hope of obtaining an independent supply which would tend to keep the monopolists wi'bin reasonable bounds lies m the disoovery of new and ex'ensive ooal-measurcp, and the development of a few large ones yet untouched. The committee is still examining wi nesses. and is likely to continue doing co for Eomo time to coruo. Their report should bo one of unusual interest. "Rotian on Piles."— Why cuflor Piles Immediate relief and comple oure guaranteed. Ask for Kough on Piles? Sure euro for itching, protruding, bleeding, or any form of Files.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2192, 6 August 1889

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