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PARLIAMENTARY NOTES

' ■' • •-- - (From odk own Correspondent,) 'rVßLMworoir, Septomber 7 I)R FiTCHJCrT was taken suddenly ill iv the lobby last night, being prostrated with an attack of British Oholora. He is better today. TBB HOME MAILS. In Committee of ihe whole on Tuesday the Premier will move— (l) That In view of the expiration of the ocean mail service cont-nct* m November and December next lt is desirable- to make further provision for the conveyance of mails fortnightly between the oolony aud Oreat Britain at a total oost not exceed ng £28,750. (2) That In order to give further tima ! for tho development of the proposed Vflnoouver-Pioltio service the Government be authorised to arrange for a renewal of j the present services via San Francisco and by dlreot steamers for a period of 12 | months. (3) That the Government therefore enter into negotiations (a) For j joining New Bnuth Wales In the renewal < of the San Francisco service for 12 mouths under the following conditions ; That the payment to bs made shall not exceed £11,25,0, exclusive of the oost of Interprovinolel services, etc.. and payment on aoooont of light dues ; that the steamers oall at Auckland as at present, and tbat the time allowed between Auckland and San Franolicp, shall not exoied twenty gays either .way j that a boons should not he payable for early arrival, and that penalties at the rate of £4 per hour shall not be enforced except when the late delivery of mails exceed '4g honrs on any voyage j that New South Wales shall receive And retain all sums reoeived by w_^ of penalties fot late arrival, a.nd p_ y _11 amounts In reaped of ftvßiPTage, and also receive and retain all contributions,, from non-cQn,traatmg colonies, and the proportion of the United a ates ; th,e stoam*ers to be exempt from payment of light, harbor and other dues' as at present, and that m all otber respect s the provisions cf the existing contract be given rfleot to. (B) to r^enew with tho present contractors for twelve months tbe eslatln,<z four- weekly dlreot service nt » cost not to exoeed £17,500 (exolo'lve of the rest of Interprovicolal servlco and light due*, the basis of payment to bo letters 12) por Ib, bocks Is per lb, and newspapers 6d per lb, aod bonus at th« rate of £5 por hour be paid for the early delivery of the malls, but no bonus for any voyage to be paid for any period In exoesa of 48 hours ; and tbat » penalty of £4 par hour be enforced for late arrival ; tbat the t'mo from Plymouth ti New Zeahnd shall be 45 days ; and from New Zealand to Plymouth 42. days ; thtt the stesmors bo exempt from payment of light and harbor duos at the first port of arrival m the colony ; and that m all other respeoU the provisions of the existing oontract bo carried into effect, Mr Ward, member for Awarua, who successfully oarried the motion against the retention of the "Frisco mail seryioft, intends lo movo an amendment to the Premier's motion, l hat t^e San Franoinco mail service bo abolished." Wej.ung.toic, Boptembor 0THE STOUT DIMNKII. The dinner given by hii Parllamentay frlonds to tho ex-Promler, Sir Robert Stout, at Bollnmy's on Saturday evening, was a most successful afhlr, there being present a large number of the members of bofh Houses and different shades if politics. Hon J. N. Wilson, M.L.O. t Odonplod tha ohalr, and proposed tbe health of Sir Robert Stout. It was *n order for ttye evening th^t polUty* should : not bo rnentlonedi KEOaVEMNO. Dr FUehett who was sefz-d with an attaok of English oholora on Fdday night Is progressing favorably.

Dbax.—A Person oured of Deafness aud noises m the head of 28 years standing by a Simple Remedy, will sand % description qf It raw to any person who applies to NiCflOLgow j79W«UiWl^sot f M^esrW,

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PARLIAMENTARY NOTES Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2221, 9 September 1889

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