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Greymouth, August 9. All offers made by the Grey Valley Coal Company have been rejected by the coal miners. Messrs Lomas and Newton left yesterday for Wellington to interview Ministers. The Union will offer no other reduction than 2d per ton, while the company insist on the original demand of 20 per cent, reduction on hewing rates. All work at the Wallsend mine has been discontinued, and the shaft is to be fenced for the protection »f the public. Work there will be discontinued henceforth. The townspeople are rapidly realising the gravity of the situation caused by the coalminers' lock-out, Stagnation prevails m all business, and everyone is complaining at the suspension of the regular trade of the place. Wellington, August 10. It is expected that the slackening of the output of coal at the a West Coast mines will cause some inconvenience here. Prices, however, are not as yet affected. Owing to the difficulty at the Grey Valley mines the supply of coal m Wellington for household purposes is limited, and contracts entered into by the Grey Valley Company for the supply of coal are now being carried out by the Westport Coal Company.

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GREYMOUTH COAL TROUBLES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2488, 11 August 1890

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GREYMOUTH COAL TROUBLES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2488, 11 August 1890

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