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DEPUTATION TO THE PREMIER. (Per Press .Association.) . AUCKLAND, February 20.' A deputation representing the Presbyterian Assembly 01 New ZoalandbinTerviewed the Premier .on. the subject of legislation in the interests of v tem-jH-ranco reform. /It was stated that the deputation represented the whole of the Presbyterian Church, about 230,000* people, and they ,asked that the, 55 per, con 1., majority should determine both national prohibition and national nolicense; also, that-these, two issues be kept separate, and that the hotels", should observe a weekly half-holiday. ' The Hon W. F. Massey, replying, said a Bill giving 55 per cent, majority for national prohibition had been circulated, and after careful consideration, after hearing the views of various deputations, he advised them strongly to ..leave it at that.

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TEMPERANCE REFORM., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914

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TEMPERANCE REFORM. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914

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