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; \ ..T0,T9E',J1)1T0 : E.,,■;;,,,,;,., u $ Sib,—lt will^ve'.ihtepsV aa'tisfiicj^ai; ' to all engaged?liri * the","worK";ji>f, fioqali •. reform •to read, the announceh^ent madja in your papertlaajfc; evening .by yl telegi»m from Welluigiton * that 1 the^Government. had revived •tb^infe^TO^lnl^^vSf the inhabitants of any-district power by direct vote to prohibfo^ttoe j3ale pf intoxicating' iicfubr' in* ih&ir '^SWiculiir^ dftftriat'/ Without assuming^fch fatUhis ' diately become the law of the land, every?. „. body will 1 admit that thia: is a,decided 'T step <' in ! advance -"in r ihe . grekt3 social ■* - question whiph) k. surrounds! .the liquor traffic. Not since the time when Sir Wilh"amFox/;as[a,'Ma|igter.tof > theACroirn» introduced tne present Licensing Act> has any Government 'jor • Mihisfcer attempted of proposed such a radical change v as that which-* is. now-suggested^-by Sir Harry t .AtkinsQn. Of. course ,it,goe».. without saying 1 -that' a^'^tenlp^nc^l^ workers -' will' siipporr' the:; proposed measure. I hope .they jwiHtal^e every opportunity, by'resolution 1-carried in public meeting,, lodge meeting, v or, ... other gathering; pf 'conveying'^ to; 'the ■; Government their approval of the measure, v If these electors ;tol from Itheif -' members a. distinct lib " th& r ßill when^beforeParliament^ihe re-' ' sulfc will nplonger be in doubt;; Theprb- r: .' posed Bill is also another evidence of the r"' Advance of democratic principles* hr tni;: colony, and consequently. Shouldl cbm- 4 mand the support of£all those siich M principles.l' The people of .Neir " Zealand have shown in the paafcaKoiria moderately they exercise all. ..political,, ' power placed in their liands>'' Doubtlessr*"l" in this new departure they- would* mani- • f est the same earnest regard to secure that I which'shall be; for'the best interests ol all, —I am, etc., i J. Newmah Bvtoa,

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THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2428, 13 May 1890

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THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2428, 13 May 1890