(From our own Cobbubpondbkt,) Wellington, September 5 MR HIBLOP'S BESIGNATION. The announcement that Mr Hlalop had resigned his seat aa • member of the House waa not of ooarae unexpected, bqi the manner m which the announci**' . was received was not what enlghfc u C expected. In the preset 7 "»™*been opposition it was * f .-.• i em P c . r of the 1 ilon would •■ \ aoD Bht8 ht *]»* tha oow ' flare* * ° 8 mac * a aae of *° catty a 1 ° . assault against Mr Fergus, who Is rogarded now as equally culpable with Mr Btslop, That the opposition allowed (be opportunity to pus* e*ya much for their good tftite. It is quite certain that the othei aide would not have been co forbearing had they got tbelr opponents voder the whip. 81c George Grey even went the length of expressing the opinion that Ministers m their oonduot towardti Judge Ward had honestly ao^ed as they thought , was right, and Mr Ballanoe was as meroiful as under the olrourmtanoes he was strong, for of course the feeling against the action of Mr Hielop is In no way lessened, though just now it may be tempered with a little sympathy, and more will be heard of the case. Mr Hlalop left this afternoon to address those who were, nntil to-day, his constituents. Ir is understood he will speak about Wednesday or Thursday next About twenty members saw him away, and gave him three cheers as the steamer moved away from the wharf. Judge Ward and Mr Pyke were passengers by the same steamer. The wilt for the return of a member for Oamaru will be issued at onoe, and the course of events there, will be watched with interest, QUESTIONS. Contrary to general anticipation quest, tlons were answered to-day, and tor.k up the whole of the afternoon. A pretty warm discussion arose on the management of railway stores during the afternoon, and It appears that there Is great laxity of oontrcl and supervision. It Is Btatad that theovldaoce adduced before the Publlo Potitions Committee showed that pilfering of the stores of the department Is carried on wholesale by railway servants In Home districts. ...Government promised to ratke full enquiries into the matter, and It then dropped. Government will Introduce a Bill to enable local bodies to devote their land revenue to the payment of Interest on loans for road Improvements, etc A neoeaanry Bill will also ba Introduced providing for tha supervision and Inspection of dairies.
WelliNgtoit, September 6. 'When the Hoaaa re^qfliod last night, on the motion tot cfo'-i; s"ito OominlttH> of Supply, Mt (-inci-.v. , ••.■. • moved, as an cmendmont " Tbn r • House regrets that the Minister of .^ .. v,ice shoald not have reoogntaed time, m fatrneas to his )at« ooUe»gar, »q eiplau^tlos by feint?)!
of his conduct m connection with the Wa-d-O'uiattd csa was duu to the OOUfltf." Toe Premier asked whe'hes M* Ballanoe wai aware of the motion jas brought icwn. Air Billsnae said that ha approved of the mot'on. The Premier n*id that m that case ha should at once mwe the adj urnmeot of the Homo and refuse to go on with other business He would inform the Housa to-morrovr of t.be view the Government took of this motioc Mr Ballanas objact&d to the Premier taking evary motion of tMs kind broaght I forward by any member of the Opposition I aa a want of ooDfiienoe motion. Mr Mltohalaon moved the adjournment of the dabate, whloh was agreed to. The Premier nvvad that th •• House do now adjourn. Tho motion was oarrled on the voces, and tho House rose at 7.65 p.m. THE GOVERNMENT ATIITODI. Immediately apun the rising of the House, the Premier Issued » oiroalar to his supporters calling a meeting for 11,80 this morning, to consider what Btepi should be taken to fbc'HUte the proseontton of bnnineoß with a view to blinking the season to a speedy olos?. The meeting is just over, fheve were forty-one preaent, namely, Anderson, Atkinson, Bruoe, Bnohaoan, Carroll, Oowan, D )bson, Fergus, Fish, Fa ton, Goldie. Qr«h«m, Hall, Hamltn, Hatkuess, Hobbs, Hodgklnson, Hnmphteya, Izard, Jaokion, Liwry, Mio»rthar, Thomas MaokeDzle, Maronau'. McQreetor, Mills, MltoheUon, Mnat, O'Oonaor, Orraond, Bhodas, G* F. Biohardnoo, R^%, Ruisell, Seymour, Talpua, Tanner, R. Thompson, V*leDtfne, Wbyte. and Wllaon. Messrs A. Thomp— aon and Monk were aooounted for. Mr Fulton ocoapled the chair. After some discussion it was deoided that the party should decline to debate the amendment moved by Mr Grlmmond, In order to gat ai soon as possible to the bnsines* on the Order Paper, and the meeting adjourned, 818 R. STOUT. The members of the Opposition will enterlalD Sir R. Stoat at BalUmy's tomorrow nfght. THE TAOANT POBTFOMO. Sir John Hell declares that it is not hti intention to «nci°ph offiie.
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