[by telegraph from our, own correspondent.] Wellington, July 17. Captain Russell confessed, m answer to Mr Wilson, that Government were m a difficulty with regard to giving a bonus ! for improved flax machinery. Government were fully alive to the importance of sending flax Home m a good condition, but were m doubt how such a bonus, as suggested, should be given, for they were continually receiving suggestions on the subject, some persons advocating chemical processes, while others preferred machinery. He thought the best course, and one which Government would probably adopt, would be to appoint a committee to consider the matter and report upon it. The operative clauses of Mr Reeves' Licensing Amendment Act are as follows:—"It shall not be lawful for any owner, lessee, mortgagee, or other person to bind and compel any holder (of a publican's license to obtain beer, ale, and porter, wines and spirits, or any other goods, from said owner, lessee, or mortgagee of any licensed premises. Any contract or engagement entered into between holder of any publican's license and any owner, lessee, or mortgagee of a licensed house, or other person, contrary to the provisions of this Act shall be null and void."
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Parliamentary Gossip., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2467, 17 July 1890
Parliamentary Gossip. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2467, 17 July 1890
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