BANQUET TO THE GOVERNOR.
(P*b P_c_lsß Association.)
Weljjngtqn, September 1 The Governor was entertained at a banqaet m the Legislative Oounoil, on Saturday night, by members of the Oounoil. Th.re were thirty-five gentlemen present, lnoluding the guest of the evening, the Fremler. Colonial Seoretary, and Ministers for Defence, Pnblio Works andLande, tbe Hon E.O. J. Stevens, and a number of members of the Oounoil. Sir P. Whltaker was unavoidably absent, being Indisposed j and the Hon Bobcrt C»mpbell was also prevented by illness from taking part. The chair was oooupled by|Sr William Pita lerbert (Speaker), aud tho vloe-ohalr by C»ptaln Bsillie (Chairman of Oommltteee, who during the evening proposed and seoonded Hia Excellency's health. Lord On.lov*, In responding, mado a very able speech, m the oourse of whioh he expressed warm appreciation of the sympathy ahown with blm and Lady Ouslow during tho recent illness of Lord Oranley, and expressed In telegrams roo&lved from a 1 ! parta of the colony. He added that 1 c looked upon theEe not merely as being made towards hrn, but also as iodloufng tbe feeling of thß people for Her Majesty's representative. He ahou'd t»ke oare tbat his •ppreaiation of thla elnoero sympathy should be shown on the records of the Exocutlvo Oounoil.
In the conrse of his .peeob, the Governor Is reported to have said ihat he had no doubt tbe present was the best Government, and this the best Parliament, New -..aland had had — and he should be prepared to say the same of the nexc.— '• Times" correspondent.
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