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INTERPROVINCIAL.

[Peb United Press Assooiation.l WELLINGTON, October 17. Mr Mitohelson left for Rotorua to-day to complete the purchase of the township from the Natives. Negotiations are going on for the purchase of the Awarua block, on the line of the Northern Trunk Railway. It contains about a quarter of a million acres, and is said to be the finest land left in the North Island for settlement. NELSON, October 17. At the meeting of the Land Board this morning the Chief Commissioner read a statement commenting upon an assertion made by Mr Seddon in the House in connection with the coal lease in the Grey Valley, granted to Messrs Smith and Hamilton. Mr Seddon’s statement was to the effect that the Chief Commissioner had used his position as a member of the Board to obtain the lease as against Kilgour and others, the previous applicants. The substance of the reply was a contradiction of

Mr Seddon’s assertion, and this view was fully endorsed by the Board, Mr Hursthouse (who is a member of the Board) adding that, like many other_ members of Parliament, Mr Seddon occasionally spoke first and thought afterwards, INVERCARGILL, October 17,

A good deal of correspondence has taken place re the price of bread, and the alleged light weight. The price is higher here than in Dunedin or Auckland, and it is now asserted that in some cases journeymen bakers have to work (including Sunday labor) ninety hours a week, which one correspondent describes as a murderous toil. It is also stated that some bakers only receive 30s a week, or less than 5d an hour. It has been suggested that a co-operative bak'ery should be started.

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INTERPROVINCIAL., Issue 8040, 17 October 1889

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INTERPROVINCIAL. Issue 8040, 17 October 1889

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