The Midland Railway.
United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph Hokitiki, May 1 A very large representatire public meeting, including delegates from Canterbury, Nelson, Westport,' and all other West Coast centres, was held m the Town Hall this evening, for the purpose of urging upon the Government the necessity for proceeding with much greater speed with the construction of the Midland Railway, and to let the Otira tunnel by contract. It was stated that the exports from the West Coast last year exceeded one million, and is likely to be doubled when the railway is completed. All speakers, including members of Parliament^ were m favour of borrowing a sufficient amount to finish all the main trunk lines. The meeting was the most enthusiastic ever held here, and it was resolved to continue agitating till the wishes of the people from Canterbury and Westland were complied with.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6559, 2 May 1905
The Midland Railway. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6559, 2 May 1905
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