United Press Association—By Electric Tolograph—Copyright Sydney, Jnnn 2f> To.o only information Mr Reid afford." in'orvicwers to-lny war, that he proposed > reserve h;.s cc-muieuts on Mr Deaki.' speech for rha present. Mr Watson was als.o retitient and non-corumittal. Eegarding Mr DeakinV: reforonce to post-dated cheques ho says Mr Deakin overlooks the f-ict that the labour platform contaiin the party's definite and tangible proposals beyond which it will not attempt to go without further authority from the electors'. Mr Hughes considers that unless Mr Eoid throw 3 over the ant-i-socialist party a crisis is inevitable, and tho Government will bo defeated by a strong majority. Sir W. Lyne says that if Mr Deakin takes action, which seems probable, en a test vote, the Government will be largely out-voted.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6606, 27 June 1905
Federal Politics. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6606, 27 June 1905
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