THE WAY THE MONEY GOES.
Manawatu Times, Rōrahi V, Putanga 188, 24 Hakihea 1881, Page 2
THE WAY THE MONEY GOES.
So the A gent- General has resigned and: the "vacant" seat has. been given- to:-€heordi£>, McLean, &ns: tbe Royal Comccissioner baa been left out m thecoldi Honestly, speaking it is something shameful tbe way m which the money goes. The Attprnev-General shared; the fate. of. his fit-iSt; parent and. v^». drivjen out of Eden; bu^ he. was more, fortunate than his, ancient progenitor, and ■found 1 a haven- of rest* I,he. health ofi Mir...oliv.er t - was bo, shattered' at the loss of. his- nephew, apd as Mr- Eva.hft(iiW.en|]]iip business man, it wag ecessapy, that' the* Minister should iqutt politics, and attendto his. bnsi r ■ness an^his health. But it was not a 'very long; time before .hisheajtib, was sufficiently restored to. again, enter politics, and.was: qalled-tp the.TJpper ikousoi. At the- last election Mr,. 1 Jl'Lean. declined to. contest an elec-. tion, and; the. plea, for such action I was the same as Mr. OHver'-Sr-ill-. health ; yet we fin^ that m ten, days, he w,aß sufficiently recovered tp ; age4^ enter the political arena, ancfcilje) t@p. has been sent to the .Government; infirmary, being nominated; tp, tjia va : tancy. And tbuehipg- this so-called vacant seat, we would like some information, If a.vacapcy h.as to. occur before a ; nomination, is vm.de, of whom were Messrs. "VVittaker and Oliver, the. successors? Of course we know it will bo said thafc the,> senatorial duties of the Upper, m, by, no means so laborious as tthose. m the. ' Lower House, and' will' not dispute or deny the fact. But because such is the. case, is that any. reason why the- money Qf the, colony should; be thrown away? It is a ; notorious fact ' thajt-^-even with the late increase m die Lower .fiouse-r— the. numbers ai % e proportionately larger than, m any ' other colony. It will always, be the isauip as long as. there. is. it: nominee, '■ charubor, we do not. care whether Sir : George Grey.Mjr. Macandrew.orMr, jHall hold tliQ. reins of G^v.ernmenf;,. j If the members. of^heXJpper,. Houa.e ! are supposed to. take. the place offthe 1 Lords, then give them no honoraria. ! We will stake ojy: reputation, that
before Parliament is long m session, if not before , it, Sir William Pox will have a similar honor conferred upon him. It may be said what do lie- or the Attorney- General care far the paltry remuneration, but we will ask ia reply, ho-W many of them refuse it, ©r- give- it aw&y m charity, None that we are aware of, although their duties are- trivial compare^ with the Their cham* ber is thought a fit sanatoriu-m m tvhich aristocratic invalids canloungeand recruit their- healths-. It we are to have a nominated chamber, theß. put a restriction as to limit, andyoupr&Yide a» wholesome cheek upon aa ranso^ttpuloua. Premier fron* i»s-ing public money iii order to create political! pa-rtisans. Better- still, njake it elective, and you would Ssi<k that the duties would be more conscientiously performed, and the attendance more-regular, which a« they are nosss carried" out is the^ ve.rriest f.Arce,.