THE REPRESENTATION QUESTION
(IBOM OUE OWN COBBESPONCENT \ Wbllinotok, Aa»a?t 2, 6 p.m. The Interview wh r oh was arracgad 'hte morning batweenDrNewmsu und Osp'a'n Ku-ef.M, with tho view of endeavoring to eS.ot a settlement of the dim mliy batwuea I'o^a and coun'fy, oam9 to .-iothfnc, tw.d jtbote wab lome talk of a conference between the leaders of tho respostivs parties at two o'olook, bat this ala^fell ihrough. However, ac 4 20, procosdings In Oomailtie wore postponed t(i! 7 SO on tbo Rronnd t at tho ODnfofenc? wao about to alt. In the maatim; there had booti^. an hunt's d'eouaßlen m Iho fl ;aao on tho ■ »nitnda of G ivercnjent fa fippoo!; to Sir G Gray's imaadm^nts, v. h>n it tranaplrad-? that Goremtnoat really meant Ihut if the anaondmoat trera c-irriod tbn " asoal oonai qu inoca would f-Jiow." Then m3mbera waafcjd to know what <! Ufia»l o.inß-qaeucea " raosnt ; Ministers would 3-y nothing, and ibrou^hoaf. the dleOQßflon bohuvisd In tho moa» aadlgn fi d and limp9B r p.'saible mwn?.r. Tho gonoral loipreado ) vra? ths.t G >varnineQt meant hoy w.>'j!d rea'gQ and »ppeal to the ooan-rvi an-d Sit G Gr y th^;i informed ; be Hoch) that the Gr-vemm.^nt whip had infocmsi him prior to tho moving of hfa »m.<ndinonts that Gjverament would. not *C3?pt tbj araaadtn nt 3a* hoatl^e. H»Vr ing boon plioed ia Ruch a false poßltion Sjr G. Grey aeemod to think the only digQ'fi >dooufae us ciald Uka was 'to withdraw hia araeadmoots, ned after Home oppo?i !on this waa ovenfnal!y done. D»ily ih? wania bo^neis hai beooma more andlgrJfiod »ni dtmoraliaing. 11 p m At the conference which W33 held opon the 11-uiBJ r'e'.og at 4.20 this afternoon ho folio »ring delear^toa were present :— M:eara Savmour, RisaeD, Wilson, Major 3teward, Faltoo, Seddoo, (rlaoanhur, and Lanoo reprewntti g the oonotry party, etnd H»s9iira B(li88, Peroovft?, Fitohett, Allen, Btrrcm, acd Kowm^a ripresentlrg tie town party. Aftor considerable dlfoasflion a rea ilutloa wao carried to the pffaot that on Advance of 28 per cent should be given to the cDUatiy diatrlots, oxj'nslve Ok all towns and boroaghi of , over 2000 poDalt'lon, and that a swinging ', margin of 750 thould noi be used ispicst | fie town". Upon the House rot>atniog at 730 sn adjoarnment was ma^e till nine o'clock to allow of meetings being held by tbo i town and country parties to Qonetler the resolatlons from the conference. ; At the country mooting 39 members ' were present, font others wero absent from Wellington, and three were nn-» t eoojanted fcr, A zesola'lou moved by k CapUln Buisell and deoonded by Sir John Hall, approving of compromise, was car: led with three dlaaentlen's, namely, Messrs , Fe«ser, Fi zierbert aad Gainneas, and : two members, Messrs JEUmael »nd; L O'Connor, who were not preaont at the . meeting, Intimated that they would not soiree to tho compromise. A vote to the i executive Commtttea cf the party couf o'uded tho, prco93dinga undsr it. Me 5 J?l z^erbort hai ainoe Intimated that ho ; wUI agree to the oompromlsp a . At the mooting cf town raembars '/Aero were twenty-one present. The moetin^ , agreed to tha compromloe proposed by I the ooDferenoe unanimously or penctically 80. ' At 9 o'olook tbe Haasa resumed, and j. after some discussion another adjournk ment was made till 10 15, m order that „ the Parliamentary draughtsman might . draw up a olauao to meet tho case, and 3 the ol»use ba euhmitttd to both pirtleo. } Tbe House reaumed at 10 15, and at 10 30 adjourned till Monday at 2.30 p.nu
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