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TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—l see it is notified that the prices of certain kinds of coal are again raised, there being an increase of 3s per ton on Coalbrookdale. Who is responsible for these notifications—by whose authority are they inserted ? Is it usual to raise the price at this season, or are wo at the mercy of one or two capitalists? A short time ago the Government refused to grant coal licenses or leases to anyone, and yet another was granted on the West Coast only a few days ago to a company already having an extensive coal property. It seems we want some competition in railways, coal mines, and shipping companies.—l am, etc., Jnquihee. Dunedin, Augußt 30. P.S.— Has the loss of tbe Centennial any J thing to do with the raising of the prices ?

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COAL MONOPOLY., Issue 7999, 30 August 1889

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COAL MONOPOLY. Issue 7999, 30 August 1889

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