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LEGISL ATIVE COUNCIL. ‘ TfIOD>BSBJkX> The Council inet it 2.30 p.m. Replying;^*';the son. W. S. Piter, The HopS-p?feSsTlitaker said the question of the traffic bridge was left to-4ho'- Ghnddine and Ashburton v Cpunty ,feouid«lßi'* havink* no -t%spdhrihility'in report had been- stent to thqse bodies.! s > ' Tp* Alienation of Land-Bill. .yrss read 'a r sobtdidHinie; J after 'la (fihate,! and then - 'to’ - a Selibt ; ■ Cdmihittee, bhoseh 5 by'ballot. . ; ; ■ \ , The Council rose at 5 p.m. • 'Jf >** fP »J* 'ji —.f .1 !■ ■■ ■n > .. I* I |> ( 6F REPRESfe^fiTIVES.

, ; ■ ■ THUKSOIrry Jui.X : l4. The BEquae met at 2!3o'p.m. , -* ;. ’ *-.ItSI>OBT.' v , \ ' i; The‘bep.drt of r* the OtsfedUehtrai railytay was /laid oh* the .Od; the motion of Mr* Pyke that with the ■ evidence* f tafepn tfierditi;''•be'’ printed, the r 'ilon il. {Hall objected to * the latter’’' portion;• of! the iriptiop.—THe r report was ordered ‘to be printed without thb.teyidence.'. : ; ; , •- ■ QUESTIbSfI. ; |

In reply to questibhs'dt ’tVsl' 1 ©licitejd Thfe Inspect6r of''Mebhiiiery did ript use at' present "' the* patent lock-tip- Valves. The cost ’would be from Ll 5 to L2O per* lock: Howb*»l| Qor.oramont was considering the matter.with ay few. to grpater ‘security.' —Only one ■:S uhday, 1; arid ith at only for a few hourt, ; had- railway Serf ants in Canterbury „ been. employed o, diking stocfc. Tllat. day was Ssiectlidj beipg the Jbrily ope bf *xh« ; !weet ! ' ; -when -V the rolling stock .was hot in' usej/jßxilway ;|pcjrters - during ; the '.grain' ‘ season required.... to fee,',.,in • attepdintie*** .long ‘hours,, but, as a<. master. of .fact •they"' were not made tovactually work for* more than bight hoars-pbr day.—Gb.vern'nieuLwas hbw-m'the : df :; ai landlord who held that 1 extent of' property ‘when it would not, pay him to insure it. Consequently ras''policies fell due jthey iThb Valde otj Go--Ternmept buildings waßi a- m jllion and a half,; exclusive of’ L 600,000 ' worth , of .school buildings.;. ."insurance^. -Officps: demanded rridst. exorbitant rates,| and it* .would pay fetter ,to replace two, air three 'buildings-a year than to insure’,;

•. : NEW BILtl*;. - , ‘.7 The., following 1 Bills ; Wer« .introduced rand, r<?ad. a first, .time,;-wNip'W Plymouth .High School Act,' 1878, Amendment’ (Mr Timaru Water Race (Hon.7W» Rolieston). , ; .

The ‘ Hollowing' priMpd^thfoagh CpjiOTittoe, -vvere reported (without amend* "merit, a,-third • , Harhpr, Board 'Loan • Tauariaki .it i’’ \ ’ Mt Andrews moved 'af, the _ampi\ntj |,xpendpd,-. in thri'buHdina -find df. $»« New | Hos? .pitali Specifying the cbntractrpripe cf the nujjdiqgV' Jparticuiftrs add' amciunts paid ; any), qmoririt paid for 'urni-turd-and fdrnifhing ;isspectiydly; abo*, -the value of prison latdr expehdealt n the lute and Writks* and anyiQiiheripxpeni liture ! in connection-with the same.—Oarri !<L : 1 •5.-JMT PiBWW&J REPORT.

Mr Jones moved— T ff laid beforo;thp ‘House/.any porrespOrider ce or otherwise, irhich .may .have iment ' and the Tnspector of Prisons in ref* rence to the gaoja, of the polony or olhcefs hereof, and which has riot been laid o|n the table.”. I -. jTho.Hpp- T, , r Dick s^d- ijfc Was scarcely ■ fairi to 'ask •that-a confidential report should be.produced. . .If thaf, principle wire to be affirmed, "officers would be chary jabo.ut. ■ niakirigeuchreports, and thw Government eq uallyi iJliary *»botft asking for buph- re- , ports, and in that way the general "efficiency of the service would be impaired, - , Mr.Gtisborn&deriiuired to the .that" because an officer, marked his eqmmunicatiipmf' confidential ” it was to be exempted from publication. v If, ho.wever, Ministers were prepared to vouch that [the publication would be'prejudicial fb ; the public interests,-then the matter would be •otherwise, and the confidential character of the i communication should bo .respected, ; j v: A: lengthy, debase which .was interrupted ,;hy. the 5.30 adjburninent, the House resuming at, 7.30. : ;

‘ ; BOTXOE OT MOTIOW. : Mr Andrews gave notice of motion .in favor, of' constituting a special section in the Government- Life Assurance- Department, to-. Which only total abstainers should bo admitted. #AORI MEMBERS’ ;SPEECHE3. ; Mr Tawhai moved— 1 ‘ That £he speeches delivered by the native. members-; arid reported ia-JSdnsqnf, be translated into the native language.”—Carried. ;, BILLS, passed. ; ■ The following 'Bills, passed through committee, were reported without amende !ments,>pead a f: thirdilfime. apd passed : Affirmations in Lieu of Oaths’ and, Otago Harbor Board Leasing, Drainage Bill. , . , i ..'EIMM ,D ’»ABBQB.ENEOWMBNr. : f ‘ Mr Turnbull moved the second reading of itheiTiraai^ifHarbor, Board Endowment; BiJh-r-Hon. J. Hall opposed/—Mr Wakefield pointed out that the Bill proposed, to girebbrcywingpowerswhichwereabsolutely required-.,., Hp suggested that, the. Bill be read, and in committee the: endowmentc ieloiJitk eniildoboi struck but ifcyit jwat*; thought advisable,—The Hob. J. Hall, VW I

sentod to the proposal, and ttfe- second teadhg was carried. LICENSING BILL. ' The House went into committee on the Lice/sing Bill. .... C.auso 10G—Mi;- Pyke moved 'that the fee ,-j; LSO be reduced to L 25 where the population of the borough does-not exceed 1,000. : '';. : The House divided—-Ayes, 21j noea, "6 Mr Pyke moved that the fee be reduced from L4O to L3O. Negatived. Mr George moved that the fee outside boroughs be any sura not exceeding L 25. Negatived. Mr Pyke moved that the amount be L2O instead of L 25. The ..question .that the sum as printed stand —Ayes, .37 pnbes, 19. Mr Reeves mpycfd that progress be reported. , . * , . . Messrs Pyke, Weston, and Wallis denounced the Bill as Kavjng been reduced to a perfect; phaos, through the indiscre-'-tiop of 'the temperance, .section of the House, and intimated their determination to oppose its passing the third reading, 3 The motion for leaving the chair was negatived oh the voices. Mr Speight moved that the rest of the Bill should be passed as it'stood, arid that its 'opponents should rest their strength on the third reading, . ~ , , •*. Mr -Andrews ■ thkt progress he reported,; . ‘ ' A ' The ‘ Hon. J. : Hall opposed reporting ■progress, , in consequence of the threats used by the opponents of the Bill. He •jvas willing to keep them to their word, add sit till 'four- in the morning. . . Sir W- Fpx , hoped- that • after the disgraceful scehes of the last two nights, members would .support his motion to: j. abolish Bellamy’s when he next brought it forward.. ' ; ', . "Mr Weston indignantly repudiated the aspersions cast on, members, by. Sir W. Fpk*. \Thte Bill had become a scandal* arid sh’quld-be thrpVri, out.-,' fie,, although a, young member, would 'not submit to siich aspersions as those Sir Wi Fox had cast "on, the House. „ Mt. . Reeves strongly cohdemned Sir Wj. sbx’s intemperate remarks)', bind the Pretaier’s evident loss of temper. . feir W.. Fox’? remarks were a disgrace to theHouse/ and the Premier v should,* be ashamed Of himself. „, . . The; motion'for reporting, progress was. lost on a"division by 33t0 18; ; /; A • Mb.Sheehan said that there had been scandalous scenes] enacted. . The' Premier bras evidently nervous!; he had been up enjoying , himself, and evMently - wanted | some rest. ‘ There were some members of thb’,. House;) Who ‘Would- be sufficiently-' .indicated; ■■by',, the ■ term ■ “ temperance option,” who;Had taken a 'course similar to:’ that' of the Premier: The* Chairman WSs judge, and; he had y hpt fWsjijtnre.d to. ;cal!j tKhm vi to ;&bcojmV and .'he/ pnjtbsted' against 'the ’ unjust'"aspoSfsibnsi %a«jt oil' them.;. He could tell them’that tKeyiiyor.e bound to see that no more business could be dojie that 'nightJ .In that case the duty of the. of the Bill was: to giye way, otherwise members like him- ; self, Who desired'the Bill to pass, would oppose it. The (Premier might keep |tham : tUb.4 ..o’clock as, he ...threatened, bb fc be* couldbeli them that' they would do jmore in; hour tormorrow than could bo possibly done at, that sitting. ), ; ...... Mr Pyke said the previous speaker Kaffi nob - put, /the worst aspect on-jwhat had: happened that night. It was tho-Ohair-man who had been insulted. It would; go forth that" Ke~had allowed to pash -unchallenged scenes. | The Premier ought to apologise, otherwise he ought to be treated aa such condjict -merited. - . ! ' The Hon. John Hall said he did mot think Me Pyke knew, what ,he «aiq, and amidst corrections from Mr Pyke and Mr Hooves, repeated what he had said, j The was about. ,tof put the motion for the restoration of the® bottle license, when ‘ | Mr Reeves:'moved: that ishhsectibn 2 “for a club house L2o,’’ the araoubt';be L3O. ’ !

Ayes, 43; noes, & ; - .' ! Mr Pitt’s motion for the restoration -of subsection '4,' “ For - the bottle iliOense, LiO,” was then put. Aybs, 42 noes/7i * f.’ ■■ I j. > - Mr Oliver moved that the wine‘license fee^be-increased from LIVto L 10; JT i i > B£r. fastings opposed this- ■'ijceii'so altogether. Mr Wallis strongly supported it. ;

- After -considerable V diacuasioif, i the motion for increasing the fee was "lost by 1 28f to fife .Progress -was then reported, and at 2 o’clock.

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NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 396, 15 July 1881

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NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 396, 15 July 1881

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