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The Hon. W. Hall-Jones.

United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph. Wellington, May 25 The Hon. W. Hall-Jones, interviewed m Wellington, said that he was very well satis Bed with the progress made at both ends of the North Island Eailway. About five hundred men were working at each end, the number being increased as opportunity offered. Now the only gap was about forty miles between working at the northern nnd southern ends and the men are gradually spreading out. The Minister says he is making preparations $0 largely increase tfye number of m.en on the works during the summer, and is satisfied that his colleagues will provide him with sufficient funds m order that the line may be completed m about three years. He also indicated that a larger tmm than usual would be available for road works this year, and added his opinion that m view of recent developments it will be necessary during the ensuing session to introduce legislation making provision for licensing and the better inspection of iniustrial and nursing homeß.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6581, 27 May 1905

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The Hon. W. Hall-Jones. Ashburton Guardian, Issue 6581, 27 May 1905