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WxuuofOTOK, September 4 COLOM4Z. SPIRITS. Mr Duncan Is asking for a rebate of duty or a boons to a company formed to manufaotore spirit m tbe colony. GOLD BXBODBOBB. Mr Gulnneis wants a royal commission appointed tojnquire and repoit as to the bast means of developing tbe auriferous resouroes of the colony. COTJHCU. BUBISESS. In the Oouncil tbe Dog Registration Act Amendment Bill was read a first time, Tbe Chattels Transfer Bill, and the Lincoln Agricultural Sobool Bill were read a second time. THE GOBBH NTJIBASOB. At the all ernoon alttlng of the House the Publio Works Acts Amendment Bill was e-oommltted, and m olause 8, removal of gorse from roads, eto., on the motion of Mr Mltchelioo, tbe following provision was inverted : " Provided that auoh local author I ttea have reasonable gronnd for bell ing thet snoh plants have spread from luoh adjoining land or fenoe thereof Tha Blit was then reported, read a hird time and pasted. SKLXCTOBB LAUD BEVALUATIOJT.

lv Oommittee tbis evening en ths Sole tors Land Revaluation Bill some •ddUVonal clauses were moved. Sir Geo tge Grey moved to the effect that, m •11 eases where occupation cf (he land selected is required, such condition of occupation shall bo beld ti have been complied with if tbe selector or holder has ooeuplud tbe land for three years m manner prescribed by the regulations nnder which lt Is hold, and tbat after three years' residence on snob holding It sbfH ba lawful f.r soy saoh selector or bolder to sublet or sobdlvlde his holding. The Minister fjr Lands objected to the oleue ai likely to Imperil the final peialng of the BUI, and otber members also opposing It, the motion was lost by 39 to Ig, Hr-Hobba moved In tbe direction of fj|B)bUDg Tillage homestead settlers to

obtain the freehold In the same way as hr.lders undor the perpetual lease system. This was reJ3oted on tbe same grounds by 16 to 25, aad the 8 11 was reported with amendment.

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PABLIAMENTARY NOTES, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2217, 4 September 1889

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PABLIAMENTARY NOTES Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2217, 4 September 1889

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