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THE COUNCIL " WISDOM."

(" Dai'y Toleerraph.") ■! The " Lords '- m, their wi?dora hwe seen fit to tbrpvf out the EduoMioni' Franchise Bill which, the Lower Hou«e," knowing mora about it, panned un\ni raously. The, "Lv>rd*" kill but rareh originate, and th ; s Bill, whioh >mB b^ n bo unceremoriougly str.mglod, hai tothio«< fco replaoo it turely when a Himilar measure baa be n hrooaht forwar'. y *.r after year, at >he demand of fcbe p t pie and of the press of the colony, ther - i fiuffioietit evidonco thab its prov si ■■ a h ' needud for the imp cv.:Qoi;t of (hi Education Act. Tli«v " Lo-da "' Kwo ; i>b" reason to fear that tlir> penplo wili nVvw thaEduCiiion Act » c' to bo tvrapered with ; it will t-e j* lou' ly eaard'^o^it^ ra'ue shouM b* d^j r cvi ed by t : nk jin . But ihere ai^s KU'h juiusr m liters fig t' : ' rtuoiieor tlie ela'ition of scliio' oomfnit;^ r s whi.h are blocs n r ho ota-utu, the r<>,moV,il of which would a i i t > tv • value an i a efal r J<Bvof iha Act. Tha Upper H -xxs?. h-»a makiti a iniguko tn not listening to tha i vdlCd of reason in'' this matter. Hl«hly m .the Ljgifllatlve O,)unoll ia esteemed as a brake on the wheels of tbe House of RepresentaUvaa, it U hot always neoassary to keep the brake h»rd down. The * 'Lords" would do well to iomember that tho aansnoa of wisdom ia not always ooooeotrated fn tha Upper Ohambar ; and, pro* oably, this will be made tho more apparent it the M <llo»l Bill is passed, while the Edubatloaal Franchise Bill has been thrown out,

(Dunedin ■" Star.") % Hops tells a fluttering tale, but perhaps one deserve! to be disappointed m hoping crood thlnga from tbe Laa'alatlve Oounoil By a oa'aj.rityof 18 to 10 tbeae sapient fossils h^e rtjioted the Educational Franohise BUI onoe more, and tha wretched cumulative vote moat exist at leait for another year* Anything more ffenaive tb»n tbe obsdivations of the Eons Oiiver and Dltntell upon the question it would ba difficult to oonoelve. Mr Oliver o^id " it win only ignorant olaasor whioh oallod out agatnit the present law, The question bad baeo o»lmly debated by tbe 0 &yd he looked upon the oons nnt lntroduoiioa of the mo&aure as an Insult to the Oouooll." Holty tolty 1 Not even the House of Lords ever adopted such an attitude. Reform would indeed be a hopeless •fltatr if rejaotioa of a measure by a eo-oaUed Upper Chamber were to be regarded aa an end of the matter. Mr Oliver may rest assured that be and his honorable frieudß will be "insulted" ye«r after year until they think proper to listen V tptha expreisstM of tbe , pbpula* will Vhioh he; >iod*olpu*ly terms u ignorant dlamor, 1 ! But hearkeQ to Me .MinteU's theory of an lUpper Cti«mber:; '^iChew *ere -Beveral Bills whioh ware kaovrn aa ' fads ' allowed to pass iv the other Otiamber simply be~ oacsa hon. members did not liku 10 hurt their friends' fueling, bub knowing fail well thai the Ooanotl In Us good seme (sic) ..would reject them " It may bo truitod; that members of the H >na* of Bepre|elntatlvea duly^ftppreoiate tbe compUaoent/ Unless we very much mhttke public feeling, the cOa6tiVuenple3 will be appreciating it one of these d»ys m a way Mr O iver will not improbably regard as a maoh more heinous " insult." There ia a good Sootoh epithet—'' fey ''—whioh, when applied to a mso, sigDifies that he '•displaying a peou'lar kind of madness or caehncis held to be premonitory of speedy disaster, 0 m i- be that one Legislative Ooupolllori have become 'Sfey."sf#-

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THE COUNCIL "WISDOM.", Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2187, 31 July 1889

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THE COUNCIL "WISDOM." Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2187, 31 July 1889

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