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Parliamentary Gossip.


Wellington, August 13. In the course of a speech m the Hutchison debate yesterday, Mr Fisher said, he would lite to bring out m the House the name of the Minister who guaranteed the bank account of the " New Zealand Times," and of the public officer who performed a similar function for the "Evening Press," In to-night's "Post," Captain Baldwin, proprietor of the "Times," gives a blank denial to the statement, and says he ia under »o obligation to anyone, and has paid cash down for the paper. The "Press" states that Mr Fisher's assertions as to that paper are absolutely and entirely false.

[by telegraph.] [tkom our own correspondent.] WELLINGTON, AugUStj 14. The Goldfields Committee met this morning to consider a letter received from Mr Luks, of Auckland, urging that the services of Rudolf Recknagel, an expert m mining, should be secured by the colony. It will be remembered that Luks gave evidence before the Committee last year, pointing out the desirableness of bringing an expert from Germany, and the Committee recommended the Government to act upon his advice. As a result of correspondence which he subsequently opened up with his native land, Luks was the means of bringing Recknagel to Auckland. The latter gentleman is willing to give his services wholly to the fGovernmenfc for inspection of mines, and giving advice as to treatment of refractory <ores, at £300 per annum. The Committee (decided this morning to present the report to the House to the effect that; .Government be requested to communicate •with Recknag«l *ith a view to carrying out the recommendation made to them by the Committee last session. After the gallery was cleared Mr Fish held the fort till five o'clock by the use of *'stonewalling" tactics, at which hour the Government agreed to progress being reported. I hear the Opposition are sick and tired of the prolonged barrenless session, and will offer no further obstruction to the Estimates, providing the Government ask for merely sufficient supplies to March, jaiul give a pledge to make no fresh ap» pcwiitments to the Legislative Council. Should this offer not be accepted the •Opposition threaten to stonewall to October sth, on which day Parliament expires by effluxiou o£ time. It is freely stated Government acorn tr> accept any " concession or compromise oitowjd by the Opposition.

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Parliamentary Gossip., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2491, 14 August 1890

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Parliamentary Gossip. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2491, 14 August 1890

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