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[per press association.]

Wellington, September 1, A deputation of M.H.R.'s waited on the Railway Commissioners this morning. There were present Me&srs Ward, Rhodes, Fitchett, Buxton, J. and T. McKenzie, Major Steward, Perceval, Brown, Hall, Duncan, Walker, Verrall, Feldwick, and Marchant. The principal subjects brought under the notice of Commissioners were private railway sidings, reduction of charges on conveyance of stock, lime, bales, bags, white pine timber, and firewood, and carriage of grain for short distances, tickets for school children, and alteration m hours of running express trains between Christchurch and Dunedin and stoppage at more stations. There was considerable discussion on some points, particularly the carriage of stock and alteration m the southern express. The Commissioners will take the suggestions into consideration. The Customs returns for August are :— Total revenue £145,514, against £142,842 for August 1889, and £127,381 Uut month. ... Masterton, September 1. The body of Isaac Priest, who has been missing from Eketahuna for six weeks' past, was found floating m Deep Creek yesterday. Christchurch, September 1. On Saturday the railway staff presented Mr Garstin, late Traffic Manager, with a gold watch and chain. To-day the merchants presented him with a purse of 70 soys. ______

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LATEST TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2506, 1 September 1890

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LATEST TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2506, 1 September 1890

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