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The Federal Parliament.

—, Mr Reid's Opinion on the Position.

The "Argus" Comments

''The Worker's" Attack on Mr

Deakm.

United Press Association —Per Electric Telegraph—Coy pright {(Received July 2, 10.24 a.m.

Melbourne, July 1

Immediately the division was taken Mr Reid wired to Lord Northcote and asked if it was convenient for him to be in Melbourne on Monday. Until h>s arrival nothing definite can be done. Mr Deakin declines to say anything. Mr Reid, interviewed, said it would be the duty of the people sooner or later to shape a proper course for the national deßtiny through the ballot box. He considered a return to the three party system would be a national misfortune. He would remain loyal to the anti-Socialist flag.

Mr Watßon declared that if Mr Deakin was called on to form a Ministry, he would receive generous support from the Labour party. The "Argus" says that Mr Deakin has gained a Pyrrhic victory, which is worse than a defeat. If he assumes office, he will be controlled by Mr Watson, and every one knows what that means. The three party system will be more solidly established and more injurious than ever. Sydney, July 1 The "Herald," dealing with the probability of a Deakin Cabinet, says : " Mr Deakin will have to do something, and that, something will be -what the Labour party approves. The conviction throughout the Commonwealth is that the Federal Parliament has outlived its usefulness. The thing at stake is net a debased and paralysed premiership, but the hopes and ambitions of the Federalist a. Australia is too big a plaything for these poor creatures. We want to get a chance of clearing some of them out of the way." The " Daily Telegraph " says that Mr Deakin could only hold office as the bond or Blave of Labour. Brisbane, July 1 The Labour paper '•The Worker 1' warmly attacks Mr Deakin. It says that he is true to nobody, and would betray himself behind his own back if possible.

He betrayed the Labour party and the Protectionist party. He has betrayed bis own constituents and colleagues, who took office with Mr Reid at his instigation, and has betrayed himself too, all within the ispace of a year.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6610, 1 July 1905

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The Federal Parliament. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6610, 1 July 1905

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