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(Per Press Association. )■ (Received Augaat 1, 2 pm.) Sydney, Aastaat 1 Tho " Sydney Morning Herald " m an article this morning referring tortile stonewalling of the Bepresentation Bill m the New Zealand Houso of Representatives says there is a strong presumption that such a straggle, fought secretly, was conducted m a more or less discreditable manner, and questions whether under any circumstances persistent obstruction is justifiable. The defence of the stonewallers that they had taken up that attitude m order that; Government might not force the measure through Parliament before the people had expressed an opinion had been carried too far, nrvi amounting to superseding re,- reseii -a'-ive government, the continuance of the stonewall baing an abuse rather then a legitimate use of Parliamentary privileges. The "Herald" admits the importance of the dispute, and although it has little sympathy With the methods of the minority it cannot deny that they have received extreme provocation. '.1 hero was neither jastioa nor sound policy m the special recognition of tho pastoral and agricultural, interests while commerce and manufacture were unaccorded recognition,

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THE STONEWALLING, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2188, 1 August 1889

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THE STONEWALLING Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2188, 1 August 1889

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