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PARLIAMENTARY NOTES

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WklukgtoN, August 21 LJCSVSIKG OOMMTETEB, Lilt night the amendments made by the Legislative Oouooll In the Triennial Licensing Committees Bill were agreed to by 64 to 23. One amendment consisted of a olaose being Inserted providing that the Governor may remove from cffi:e, as he nay thick, any person cow or herecfter eleoted or appointed a member of the Licensing Committee or a Native Assessor elected to serve on a Committee m a Native Lloenelng district. Another clause provides that when an extraordinary vaesnoy ocour In any Licensing Committee tho member resigning may continue to act until the appointment of hit snccesior. TUB COAL MONOPOLY. Tbe Weatland Coal Committee finished t akin <? evidence this morning, and are now preparing tbeir report. The Minister of Mines was asked to attend the Oomnvtlee and give evidence, bat deolined. THE CHBISTIE CASK. The answer given by Mr Fergus yes terday to the question whether the prison rules were relaxed m favor of Christie, of Oamaro, was not considered satisfactory, as rumors are afloat here that not only did bankrupt wear his ordinary clothes daring bis incarceration, but that he slept m his own bed m his own house every night. Wbilikgton, August 23. OTAQO CENTRAL BAILWAY. At half-past one this morning after a loss debate the House went to divleion on Mr Smith's amendment to the seoond reading of the Otago Central Bailway Bill, ramely, '• Thar the Biil be postponed till the Government have had an opportunity of including m it other unfinished lines." The second reading of the Bill was lost by 33 to 17, a r .d the amendment was Ihm put and carried by 32 to 20. In tbe course of his speech the Premier deo'ared that if the Houee carried the Amendment to the aeoond reading, Government would take it as a direction that no sew works were to be proof eded with.

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PARLIAMENTARY NOTES Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2207, 23 August 1889

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