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[By Eleotbio Telegraph—Cofybight.] [Feb Pbess Association. | SPORTING. SYDNEY, August 1. (Received August 1, ISB9, at 12.50 p.m.) Rebel and Savant have been scratched for the Metropolitan Stakes. MELBOURNE, August 1. Merrimu and Niagara have been scratched for the Melbourne Cup. A RESIGNATION WITHDRAWN. SYDNEY, August 1. Mr W. H. Suttor, Vice-President of the Legislative Council, who tendered his resignation owing to a dispute with the Government over the Payment of Members Bill, has withdrawn it in consequence of the Assembly striking out the retrospective clause in the Bill. LATEST FROM THE ISLANDS. SYDNEY, August 1. The Lubeck, from Samoa, reports that the Auckland-owned schooner Lancashire Lass was wrecked at Pagopago Harbor. The crew were saved. When the Lubeck left everything was quiet at the islands. THE EXHIBITION. SYDNEY, August 1. Mr Oscar Meyer will represent New South Wales at the Dunedin Exhibition. It is intended to send exhibits of wool, wines, and minerals. CLERICAL. MELBOURNE, August 1. The Presbyterian jubilee celebrations have been inaugurated. AN OUTSIDE VIEW OPTHE SITUATION. SYDNEY, August 1. (Received August 1, 1889, at 1.16 p.m.) The 'Sydney Morning Herald,' in an article on the stonewalling in the House of Representatives, says there is a strong presumption that such a struggle fought out in secrecy is conducted more or less in a discreditable manner, and it questions whether, under any circumstance, persistent obstruction is justifiable. The defence that the Government ought not to force the measure before the people had had an opportunity of expressing an opinion on it could be easily carried too far; in fact to the extent of superseding representative government by a system of public meetings. The continuance of the stonewall was an abuse rather than a legitimate use of Parliamentary privileges. The ' Herald ' admits the importance of the dispute, although it has little sympathy with the methods adopted, and says: "We cannot deny that there has been extreme provocation." It considers that there is neither justice nor sound policy in the special recognition of pastoral and agricultural interests while commerce and manufactures are not accorded recognition.

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INTERCOLONIAL., Evening Star, Issue 7974, 1 August 1889

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INTERCOLONIAL. Evening Star, Issue 7974, 1 August 1889