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CHRISTCHURCH, September 11

Mr Wilson, chief engineer of the Midland Railway Company, in an interview to-day stated that he is going to let contracts at once up to Reefton and towards Lake Brunner, and those for the worlf at the Springfield end as soon as he can get tenders out. As to the line at Belgrove, he will call for tenders as soon as he can get the survey plans completed. Regarding the land on the West Coast, he is going to ofh;r every possible facility for settlement upon it of course at a fair price. "Every inducement will be giren bona fide settlers, for we must bear in mind that settlement is what we want. It is our interest to push on the work as quickly as possible. That is what I am going to do ; going to give work as far as possible to colonial men, hoping that we shall get the reflected benefit. That is the sum and substance of the policy of the company." With regard to the work at the Springfield end, he is now discussing the details with Mr Napier Bell. It will take a little time to get things straightened, " but," he said, " it is only a question of a week or ten days before we can get advertisements out. There is a delay on account of having to deal with matters that are more immediately pressing, but as far as I am concerned the delay even of a. day is a matter of regret, as I am most anxious to get everything out and done, I am here with the object"of spending the money as quickly as we possibly can."

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THE MIDLAND RAILWAY., Issue 8010, 12 September 1889

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THE MIDLAND RAILWAY. Issue 8010, 12 September 1889

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