FROM OUR OWN GOKRESI’ONDENT
Wellington, Oct. 17.
Nearly the Whole of the afternoon was taken up debating the legality of the petition against the two members for Auckland City West, in which, of course, the lawyers of the House must each display his knowledge. Mr Gisborne made it still more dreary by a long oration on his own account, and the Premier and Colonial Treasurer rather injudiciously interfered. It was evident that the petitioners were mistaken in including two members in one petition, as no law provides for it ; besides which, there is a strong case against Dr. Wallis, and very little or none against Mr Hurst. The result is pretty sure to be that the petition will be disallowed. The petition against Sir G. Grey was sent to a Committee to be chosen by the Election Committee.
Mr Bryce’s Native Statement will probably be the only business this evening. The no-confidence motion is still expected on Tuesday, and there will probably be a long and stormy debate.
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