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Whlunqton, June 24 Owing to the lite hour *t wbioh tha mooting of country memoera to ootuldar e&e boHctag ot proposed legislation iv regard to the Kleotor.l ayitem oo OoQntry dUtrlots w«s held this morning, I wm auable to tend you more than the brleftit summary of the business disousfbd and' iranuoted. 1 wired you the malt of he meeting only, bat It 1. understood Out a Committee will interview the U-.Farnm.ent at ooce with • rliW to , .loertajniog before tae Introduction of in* JBleoioral BH if Government will consider the claims of country diatriot. to au lDor&MBd quota. Apart from this tae ooun.ry membara fearing that the proposed adoption of tb« Hare system provided for m the Eieotora» Bi.i my kill the Bill we a proapeot of tbe baits of repreaentatton remaiutog nualtered, that 1887. Thta *o O ld not .q|t (beij prelttnt vi»»i,».or«raluoe tneß.il beoacne law they nave been agitating forau increased quota. The meeting thli morning Tally dtaoasaed this point, and it w.. decided to draft aa independent Bill providing foi *v iuore»ae of the nominal addition of from eighteen per cent to tbirty.tbree mi caafc, to be mado m oaloaUtlna iti» aaota for coaatry dfitrimi, Round ibli oolnt it IB ltkely lonu of the fiercest battles of the iMiioa will be fought, and the debate on the JUeotonl ayatem generally will probably be one of the mojt intetesilDi of the ■dialon. Mr Sey mou *, who was chairman of tbi* morning's maei in*, sgcrtd to iatrodaoe aad charge of the indepeudeut Bill, which it w« decided to hav«i drafted at onoe.

There <• a good deal of oommanfc »t the ftpprat jreluonnoe of toe P., a fer to prodaoe tbo Ojrresp aQ deucd rslative ta the retjrdweut of Mr Fwhee from the MinUtr*. I expreu no oplnloo on the matter, «• Uto the Home That, : U thit to be .ifd, however. For .oinp xeiaoa of ftnothei •hi Premier l« dal.yi og ttoe pro daotloQ of ihe ojrretpondenoe. Pteiiom to the openiag^of Pft t a aQtten t be pcomlie* to •upply tha pipjre hero with oopiea of tho oorreipondeoce bat «fterfnda deoltoed toalloirU to be published aotHP^R~ m*Qt met aad ttoo pablio*Moa beprlttligt* by tho dooamdati being Uld on the t»blo ot the Home. He now diioovara thtt He Fiiher • Uit leitar, whloh w *. ttc fcaai» la type la the GoTOrnmsnt pdntloaoffloo AaMrFaber m»y alaa »lah to replj to tbePfamiaran.xt lettdc t| le prodaotlon of thacorreßpjndttioa may be Indafialtelf poatpooed. Mr Piaher'a preeeot Intention, oowever, ia to ftnifw no more lettora. bdk to h*va the ia*Uoi fought out m tb© BouiOi

Wjlunotoh, Jane jNL There will not unilkely be a sharp disoauion this afieruojn relative to theNaw Plymouth Hirbor Board and thefi lanolal aaaiataooa given thereto by the Government Mt flutohiaon Is to ask a qaeation on the subject, which, if not aaaweved to ots aatUfaoilou, may lead to the adjourn* ment of tbe Houae being moved. The Colonial Secretary will m.ko a statement this afternoon, on too position of 'Chute able Aid administration. This la an SS^'ifST l a ihlß P" tloQlw department, but it will be remembered that Sir Bobt. Stoat mide aimiUr statements onßdooatlon^ during aeveral aejpaloua he wat (« office. Taere appears to be a good deal of oppoalt^a to Qovernmeat ttn«er|off with the Electoral oyatem at all It »» siated that preaaore la baing brought to to get the Hare ayatem adopted. • It is the intention' of member* reDre. sentlng town conatltuancleß to hold ii meeting ahortly, to d aviso m ß » ni to oounteMoe the agitation by ooaatry aembera for an inoieased quota to oounww dlatrios. Country members, however, •ppear oonfident of their ability to e«r» their point, oUiming a good miiorhv. The rumor that it U the iotention of tbl iioveroment to ladaoe the Property Tax is generally discredited, bat anothw rumor finds oarrenoy to" the effeot tixii they ifiJl sboliah the duty on maohlnery.

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PARLIAMENTARY NOTES, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2157, 25 June 1889

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PARLIAMENTARY NOTES Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2157, 25 June 1889