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Messrs J. Walker and Son. of Invercargill . are the successful tenderers. at £1,156 15 s. for additions to the Frozen .Meat Co.’s works at Mataura. The Christchurch Incensing Committee recently held an inquiry into the manner in -which the Xcw Criterion Motel has been conducted. The Committee found that the place had been improperly connected, but reserved their decision to consider the. position of innocent parties, among them Manning and Co., holders of a mortgage for 118,(500. More trouble in connection with the Christchurch Exhibition, A. G. Idlens, who contracted to demolish the buildings, has filed his schedule —unsecured creditors, £.547 14s 5d ; assets, £2O. Bankrupt stated that ho undertook the work at 15 per cent, on the net proceeds of the sales of material, although ho had tendered in the first instance at 20 per cent, but the manager. Mr Munro, told him that 15 per cent, would pay him very well. Mr -las. McKerchar, of Long Bush, has disposed of his farm, which has been occupied by the family since 1861. Formation work on the Gorc-Wai-kaka railway will be completed as far as Fleming's in about a fortnight, and when the sleepers (stringy bark) come from Australia ballasting and plate-laying will begin.

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Southern Cross, Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 23, 28 September 1907

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Southern Cross Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 23, 28 September 1907