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TO THE BDITOa. Sra,—Surely the w»ys of our representatives in Wellington ore paßt finding out. Wherever oan be the sense of jußlico In their amendment to the Exhibition Act, giving the ratepayers tho trouble of reaffirming their decision already emphatically «x----preshed fet the last local option pol', and casting a large expenditure of monoy upon the Exhibition Company. The only possible solution of this strange deoision is tbat our legislators have not sufficient moral courage to do whit they know to be right when opposed by buch a gigantic interest as the liquor traffic. Like l'ilato of old, they seek to throw back upon the people the oous of decision, and by so doing wash their bands of the matter. But they cannot thus acquit themselves. It i« a monstrous thing to suppose that the expressed will of tho people and the majesty of the law, as expressed by our Local Option Act, is to be set aside by any institution, however powerful, for the eak6 of gaining a few hundred pounds. Unless the Legislative Council come to the rescue by refusing to accept clause 4 lo any form, our representatives will have achieved the proud di"tinction of pleasing nobody, and covering themselves with ehime and ridicule into the bargain. lam, etc, 0. Dunedin, July 18.

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THE EXHIBITION BILL., Issue 7960, 16 July 1889

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THE EXHIBITION BILL. Issue 7960, 16 July 1889

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