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A Leasing Question.

EXCITEMENT IN GREYMOUTH. United Press Association—Per Electric Telegraph G REY3IOUTH, June 22 There was grGat excitement in town yesterday over an auction s,ale of a lease on the Greymouth native reserve. This ground comprises the business portion of the town. Under the Act the sections are relet at the expiry of the lease, valuation for improvements being given. The general rule has been to fix the price and allow the lease to ba renewed at such figure. Yesterday when a section for such renewal came up for sale, the Government Insurance Department who are renting an office from the lessee, a widow named Mrs McDonnell, stated that they intended to run her for the property, although some time before she had been led to believe there would be no opposition, and in consequence had not bothered much about her improvements, When the determination of the Department became known.there was a large hostile gathering and a demonstration was made. The auctioneer decided to adjourn the sale till the afternoon, fi»d in the meantime communicate with the Government. At the adjourned sale there was a very large gathering of citizens, who were indignant. The auctioneer, Mr Lynch, said he had not got a reply yet, but being satisfied that a grave injustice would be done if tho sale was proceeded with, intimated that he would not sell. The announcement was received with prolonged cheers. Representations have been made to the Government, and an indignation meeting is being held. Both local newspapers denounce the action in strong terms. ___„___

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A Leasing Question., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6602, 22 June 1905

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A Leasing Question. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6602, 22 June 1905

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