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Parliamentary Gossip.

(by telegraph teom otjh own

CORRESPONDENT.)

Wellington, September 1. The Hon. Mr Shrimski gave notice today to ask the Attorney-General whether his attention has been drawn to the speeches at the so-called Civil Servants' Association meeting by Messrs Beetham and Whitefoord—-two Besident Magistrates —and reported m the " Lyttelton Times " of the 25th ult. ; and if so, does the Attorney-General consider thespeeches so made compatible with the high and important positions these gentlemen occupy as administrators of law and order.

This afternoon Mr Joyce gave notice to ask Government whether they intend to suspend all other business m order to enact a measure making it unlawful for any shipping or commercial company m New Zealand to be associated with any other Company or persons beyond New Zealand, producing, or conducing to the paralysis of trade and commerce now existing m the colony.

It is understood that Ministers are disposed to defer consideration of the proposal to abolish the primage duty m view of the large loss of revenue likely to result from labor troubles.

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Parliamentary Gossip., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2507, 2 September 1890

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Parliamentary Gossip. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2507, 2 September 1890

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