FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT. [By Telegraph.] W ELLINGTON, NoV. 14. The talk of the lobbies to-day has been the ’Government telegrams, laid on the table for an hour to-day, and now referred to a committee. They show how freely Messrs. Sheehan and Whitmore have been using their public offices to practice private electioneering trickery. Mr. Inglis is-promised a seat in the Upper House, and is not only permitted to vilify the Government which was to give it him, but is actually advised to, if he thinks it will increase his chance of election. A Greyite was also to have been brought forward tb‘ split the votes with Mr. Saunders, but then Government don’t seem to have been sufficiently liberal with their offers to him.
Sir G. Grey’s proposal for a new Legislative Council fell very flat on the House last night, as he. said nothing new about it, and everyone felt that it was a waste of the public time, as there was not a single provision in the Bill to do away with the present Council, and no one supposes that they are anxious to commit suicide.
The Greyites are still a lopting every means to obstruct public business.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 22, 15 November 1879
POLITICAL GOSSIP. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 22, 15 November 1879
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