Criticisms of the New Constitution.
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Capktown, April 27 The " Pretoria News " say 3 the-new Constitution prr.ciieally gives self-government with the neceseary Imperial safeguards. The "Transvaal Advertiser" declares the Constitution to be liberal, but says it is unliknly to stay the Responsible Government Afßociation's agitation. The " Volkstfim " asks who cares twopence f'oi Mr Lyttelton's opinions on the Transvaal. The new Assembly is tied up by its light to legislate merely m favour of the Transvaal. The "Leader" considers the new Constitution is a fair and reasonable compromise between extreme opinions. The " Rand Daily Mail " says the Constitution is based on the real will of the people, and ought to satisfy the intelligeat members of the community. Tho " Rand Star " thinks the Constitution is admirable, and far more liberal than any colony has hitherto enjoyed apart from representative government. The " Cape Times " considers Mr Lytteltom has chosen a course the least likely to be beset with difficulties. Received April 28, 8.40 a.m. Capetown, April 27 The " South African News " says the new constitution has some good points, but is disappointing on the whole. It; iB hoped it will be modified and improved. Sloemfontein papers complain that the Transvaal constitution represents preference against the Orange Colony m defiance of the Yereeuiging agreement.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6556, 28 April 1905
Sooth Africa. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6556, 28 April 1905
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