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The House met at 2.30 p.m. CORONEKS' INQJTEST BILL. Mr Rhodes brought up the report of the Free Conference of both houses on the Coroners' Inquest Bill. The principal alteration made m the Bill wis that relating to the payment of coroners' juries. The conference had altered the Bill so as I to provide for those jurors being paid 5s per day instead of 7s fid as passed by the House, and that 3s should be paid for half a day. The report was adopted. COMMEMORATING THE JUBILEE. Replying to' Mr Cadman, Captain Russell W<2 fchafc the Government did not intend to commemorate the jubilee of the colony by releasing a number of prisoners, COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY. Defence Department—£7so. Mr Goldie moved a reduction of £50. Mr Goldie's motion was lost by 31 to 14, Permanent Militia —£29,768. The Minister agreed to a reduction of £7000 on the understanding that it should be left to his discretion to effect the reduction wherever he thought advisable m the whole of the defence class, the Volunteer vote to be excepted. The remainder of the items m the Department were passed as printed. Government Insurance Department— Head office, £10,784. The salary of the Assistant Commissioner, £1000, was reduced by £300. (Left sitting at 2 a.m.)

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2509, 4 September 1890

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2509, 4 September 1890