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EVENING SITTING.

The Hoose resumed at 7 30. The Premier Intimated that If tbe lebate on the Address-In Rsply were Snlehrtd to-night he would bring down tho Financial Statement on Tuesday night. The Publio Works Statement would be brought down as soon after as possibli', but he could not say definitely when. Mr Harknesa In moving the Addreasin«Reply gave oredlt to the Governmen for retrenchment, maintaining an equilibrium between n venue and expenditure, and tho simplification of tho land laws. He appealed to the Premier bravely to face the question of taxation and repeal the Property Tax Act, the revenue from whioh was not commensurate with lie evils. Mr Lawry eeoonded the motion and denoonoed tbe Property Tax. He objected to the constitution of the Railway Board, He failed to see any necessity for tho Eleotoral Bill to bo Introduced by Goverument. Ho congratulated Ministers and tho House on the success of the land administration. Mr Walker Bald the policy of the Government waa the policy of tbe late Goverument, ab hough opposed by the present Mlnlalera when In opposition. The present Oppoalthn must therefore agree with tho policy and jdn In congratulations. He thought that when the surplus w.»b examined it would dwindle to a very small matter. Referring fo the Rillway Board he felt certain the House would not bave passed the Aot had they not oxpeoted that an expert would bo engaged In Kngland, and a great wrong had been done to the oolony by Government In the mattor. He was opposed to the proposed reform of the Upper Hoose. He condemned the Ha*e system. He thought an amondmaut of the Property Tax was neoeasary, snd would like to know if anything more was to be beard of the Otago Central Rillway, or whether there was any Idea of raiting another loan, and whether Government Intended to fill the vaoant si at In the Cabinet He was surprised no referenoe was made m the speech to tbe To Kootl oompalgn. whioh he was Informed cost £5000, and the appointment of a Supreme Court Jud^o. Mr Taylor ridiculed the Hare System. Mr Verrall eald that Government evidently thought a State Bank a very trivial affair, as no referenoe was made to .U m tho Governor's sponoh. Mr Hutchison regretted the abannoe of many Important matters from the speeoh. The Premier had denied that the oolony had loet between sixty and seventy thousand pounce by the blunder made In the Loan Aot of 1887. but It was now proved that the oolony lost nearly a hundred thounand pour.de, .■ <, The address waa put „.arirl . ourrled . without division. The House mcc at 10.7 p.m, WmaaaaaWaWaaaaWmaWamaamamammammmmmm

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EVENING SITTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2155, 22 June 1889

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EVENING SITTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2155, 22 June 1889

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