Per our Special Wire. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Monday, Dec. 1. The House met at 7.30 p.m. NATIVE INDUSTRY. Mr. Dick presented a petition signed by 4,400 residents of Dunedin and suburbs relative to the encouragement of local manufactures, etc., which was read and referred to the Tariff Committee. WHAT DOES IT MEAN I Sir G. Grey presented a petition signed by 490 residents of Canterbury, complaining of the conduct of the Hon. John Hall, and Messrs. Moorhouse, Rolleston, and Saunders, relative to the maladministration of the waste land of that provincial district, and the abuse known as gridironing. The petition was read in such a fragmentary manner by the clerk to the Assembly that its precise contents could not possibly be noted. In reply to Mr. Pyke, Major Atkinson said the Government would agree to a recommittal of the Estimates for the purpose of reconsidering the reduction of the honorarium. (Left sitting.)
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