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THE REPRESENTATION QUESTION

and afx o'olook the House roie (cr ■\a.f an hoar. Proylslon li being raide In the buddings for the oomfort of c anpporteri of the BUI. At three I o'olook an express appeared at the door of •*<» Parllam- ntary building laden with bedding, thirty pain blankets, thirty olllowfli and thirty maUrones were taker 'into the G vernount wblpi* room and •^oked up. M snr* Btd>ion and Feldwlok <u*n»i??d to »c»le the w.»U from ontsld*, and tflWed an entrance through the window, an<t iran» f «vred tha bedding from the Government whips' room to the room of the Opposition whips and they only Java op poaooßulon of the btpgago on ib« understanding that It shoald be sent baofe to the warehouse. This has blfoo boon done. There Is no Intention of reopening hegallerln until the onmmlttal of thr Bill is agreed to. Sydney Talwhaoga 1 oeolares that he will contribute about two I boun talk to the itone wall to-night, not Iso muoh beaaaso he opposes the BU' •l beosnse Mi R. Reever, one of Its opponent), helped htm last year m wtonewalltng the native Bills Mr Reeves oould not keep out of a stonewall, and has intimated to the country party that he cannot support the Bill. The ap akeia fiino» 11.30 last night har* been Me an Fib, Blake, Fiehor, Barron aod M«nteath At fire oVock Mr J began and is still speaking. It is said his Intention 11 to broak the reoord, but to do this he will have to 6peak till to-morrow evening. Mr Joyce will be followed by Mr Taylor sod Mr Hu'chison Tbe Speaker and the Chairman of Committees me doing six-hour turns m tbe chair.

The only incident during last night's eiMing was th»t MrKerr.w** cal'ed to order for snoring, and upon repeating the offence was tild he would hare to leave thn chamber If he continued to maVe that noise.

An adjournment for h*lf an hour was allowed at 8 o'olock for breakfast.

During Mr Withy's speeoh last night ha referred to a publio meeting of electors to be held m the chief cities on tho Representation queetou, Mr Fergus ioteijected an insinuation that it was not a meeting of eltotcrs, but a mob led by demagogues, and has giren great offence m O'Dfeqaenoe. Sir G Groy, m hs speech to the publio meeting to night will ezpta n the position tbe stone wallers have taken up as follows :

—They are not fighting so muoh against the increase of t c qa ta as the attempt to separate the four clisf cities from tho r«st of the country, lie contends that the proposal under the Bill now before the House is tantamount to treating the city p <pulation as alien peop'e.

(fbom oub own cobbbbpondert.)

WELLINGTON, July 25 Mr Moia ipoke till one o'olock, and mas fo)l«#«d by Dr Ncirman. An ttt>n was ■ait *o ob aln ao adjonrnmtat for .notbeoa, aod Mr R. Rmvss asked tha Bp«akev to le»ve tba obalr for a time, end on the voters being takes a decision was given In favtt of an adjournment, btifc the Premier Insisted upon * division, and after an hour* dlteuislon Mr Reeves' motion was nrgatlvad by 32 to 20. Dr Newman resumed bis speech, and was followed ty Mr Peresval, who spoke till 5 30, when a proposal was made for an adjournment and upon Oapt. Kuisell pointing not the reasonableness of tbe request tbe Premier laid be woold agree to give the olty aaembera " half an hoar's rest." ThU way of patting it was B 0 «;ff malve to the city members that they deolin d to ecoept anything m the ■hap* ef acoucesiloa from lbs) Premier, atd expreued tbtlr willingmm to f 0 on. At lvl y bowavM, tbt £«»!•? tfftid (0 is tdjoarqmsat,

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THE REPRESENTATION QUESTION Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2183, 26 July 1889

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