t • (ffBOM OUB OWN CORBESPONDBNT.J Wellington, July 12 In the House ihia evening after aa • hour's debate the Colonial Secretary askod leave to withdraw the Representation Bill. Mr Bannders objected, and Mr Hislop said that therefore there was&no optioa bat to reply to the arguments adduoed against the meaeure. At the conclusion of bia speech the Premier made an appeal to the Houße io the courae of which he admitted that Government had got Into a peculiar position m connection with the Bill, and asked the Houbb not to oppose the withdrawal. This oourße was then aißented to, and the alternative bill (being merely a blank pleoa of foolscap), waa introduced and read a first time m accordance wtb the forms of the Hon6e. Notwithstanding that the Baser tion haß been denied by Ihe looal md other papers, .the information I gave y. v a day ago that the stconrt reading would not go to a div sion is oorroooratod by the fact ihe House then proceed- d with the Dnnedin Eznibitiou Street Ooßing and Licenaine Bill m Commmlttee. Strong opposition is beiDg manifested to the Bill, especially the cUobj empoweti"g theietmt; of a Hotnse for the sale oi liquor ia the Exhibition. The discussion was proceed, ing as the Bonus rose for the supper adjournment. Wellington, July 13. The opposition to ice Duoedln Exhibition Bill did not manifest itself at any great length after supper lait night Mr Rhodes moved that the license should not b« granted till a poll of the ratepayers bad baen taken on the subject, and Major Steward moved that the oost of the poll be defrayed by the Exhibition Commissioners, both of whlob provisions wire curled on the voices. The Bill waa reported with amendments whtoh *ere ordered to be reported on Tuesday. The Speaker announced that he had appointed Colonel de Qulooey, of Walkato, to the office oF Sergeant-at Anna. Colonel deQalnoy who has been noml nsted by the Speaker for the position of Bergeant-at-Arma is a son of de Qulooy, author of "Oonfesslons of an Opium Kater." Mr Smith's nctlee of ecqqiry si to making provision for the oonatraotlon of a railway line between Eketabnna and WoodvlUe, on similar terms to those proposed In connection with the Ot»go Central Railway, hat created some excitement, especially among those who want railways constructed In their districts, and It Is not Improbable that several similar proposals will I c made for other districts. Mr Fyke is not at all pleased wt this eat on bis soheme, whioh he thfoka should be oonsideied copyright nntli he gats his BUI through. By the way the member for Duostac Is not at all satisfied that his BUI la safe.
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