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GrREYMOOTH, August 13. The scarcity of coal is much felk. Attempts ta work machinery with wood fuel is found to be expensive and unsatisfactory. About twenty carters are employed along the beach gathering drift wood, and others are carting from the bush round town. Coal is being brought m from the Nine Mile, but goes little way with the public wants. Coal is coming from Wesfcport. The Mayor and citizens, who wish to ■ confer with the Miners' Executive on the* j position of the coal difficulty, havo rej eeived no reply to their overtures. 1 Waggoners more or less Keeffcoa. | coal every trip from Beefton. [ Welijngton, August 13. A private telegram from Westport states that the miners are determined to take another holiday to-morrow m order to keep down the output of coal till the difficulty with the Grey Valley miners is 1 settled. Dunedin, August 13. The local coal dealers have raised the price of coal per ton. A telegram was sent by the Coal Miners' Executive promising k> meet & Committee of business men from town, but it miscarried., Howerer, they will meet and confer to-morrow at one o'clock* The mistake was only discovered this evening, and the Executive informed of the fact. The explanation was deemed satisfactory. The miners are evidently determined to stand firm t# their proposal.

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THE BRUNNER DIFFICULTY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2491, 14 August 1890

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THE BRUNNER DIFFICULTY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2491, 14 August 1890

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