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The Premier at Dunedin

United Press Assooißtion—By Electric Telegraph Dunedin, June 3 The Premier reached Duuedin yesterday afternoon and was at once waited on by deputations. The Taieri and Peninsula ■Milk Supply Co., which claimed to have the premier factory in the world, complained of their butter having to be sent to Lyttelton for export, which cost the Company £ 1,000 per year. The Premier said he did not know how much further these companies and monopolies would go before pub lie indignation wag aroused. The only ! thing he could see was to have direct trado. They would have to bind down companies to given ports and maximum freights. It was a difficult position la conclusion he remarked he did not think the South African service would be renewed. The Premier told a deputation from the Benevolent trustees that he could not see his way to set aside portioa of the poll tax for the purpose of paying the passages of [ indigent Chinamen back to China. I Replying to a, deputation from the Ratlins River Railway League, the Premier said there had been jeFtring and sneering because of his decision to increass the expenditure on railways. The reason for it was that the Government found itself at the end of year with £890,000 in the Public Works Fund as against £350,000 for the previous year, With more money it was only reasonable there should be extended works. The Government iutended to spread the expenditure over as large a surface as possible to meet the immediate requirements of the different localities. That was the policy of the Government.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6587, 3 June 1905

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The Premier at Dunedin Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6587, 3 June 1905