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THE REPRESENTATION DEADLOCK.

[From Oob Parliamentary Repobter. |

WELLINGTON, August 2 Trying to tlx up a Settlement. Immediate y the chairman took the chair at eleven o clock this morning, the Premier suggested that he should leave the chair till 2.30. This was acceded to in the hope of a compromise being arrived at. The Probable Terms of the Compromise. B >des appear now to be inclined for con cmation, and it will be seen to-day whether an arrangement cannot bo arrived at. Dr Newman and Captain Russell, as moderate men representing the city and country parties respectively, have been appointed to try and agree upon a suitable basis of compromise. At present the solution seems likely to take the form of on allowance of 28 per cent, to country districts, including all road districts and boroughs up to 2,000 inhabitants, and a reduction of the margin allowed in farming electorates from 750 to SUO. Unless an arrangement on these lines can be made the matter will probably be fought out to the bitter end. Hopeful Signs. The meeting of Dr Newman and Captain Russell was so tar satisfactory that they will be enabled to lay definite proposals before the contending factions. Delegates from both sides will again confer at two o’clock, when it is expected that an amicable arrangement will be arrived at. The Compromise Falls Through. The expected compromise fell through in consequence of the boroughs like New Piymoutn, with a population over 2,000, insisting on being included as special districts, which would for the purpose of the “ quota ” be entitled to a nominal increase of Z5 or 28 per cent. _ The country members also object to the margin being reduced from 750 to 500. Latest. The conference between the town and countiy delegates has jnst been fixed for four o’clock. Very Latest. Sir G. Grey has withdrawn his amendments, and will move the abolition of plnral voting in committee.

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THE REPRESENTATION DEADLOCK., Issue 7975, 2 August 1889

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THE REPRESENTATION DEADLOCK. Issue 7975, 2 August 1889

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