West Coast Times , Issue 11289, 11 May 1899, Page 4
[PKESS ASSOCIATIOHf Wellington, May 10. ' A deputation representing various trades waited on the Premier pointing out the inconvenience and loss occasioned by delay in. Arbitration Court work. Mr Seddon, replying, said while the legislature had decided the President of Court should be a Judge of the Strprerae Court, and that there should be only one President for the Colony, it was impossible for the work to be done by one man in addition to his Supreme Court duties. He thought there should be a President for each Island, and he would consult Judge Edwards, President of the Court, on the present position. If necessary Parliament would be asked to amend the law. "