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THE EXHIBITION BAR.

TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—So there ia to bo a drink shop in the Exhibition? In defiance of right and law and justice onr “ Parliament,” unable to get out of the difficulty any other way, have “ passed a law ” to authorise it. How dared they do it ? At the local option vote Dunedin decreed, by an overwhelming majority, that there should be no increase of drink shops within her bounds, and yet the very men whom we pay to maintain right and law and justice have deliberately ridden rough-shod over all citizen rights, have violated all principles of public law, have trampled upon all human justice ; all for the sake of an accursed traffic which has already too much license to ravage and destroy in the community. How dared they do it? Let Dunedin remember this foul stab at her liberties. Let all New Zealand remember it. For those who would [ignore the expressed will, and trample on the rights, of one city, would do the same by any other if it suited their convenience or their pockets. “ Oh, but we don’t exactly know them. The thing was worked in committee.” Don’t we? I think we do. I think wo may “ spot ” them pretty certainly. Were there any in that committee who lived an evil life ? Then we may be sure they voted for it. Were there any among them connected directly or indirectly with the drinking interest ? They voted for it to a dead certainty. Let New Zealand remember these unjust judges, and make them remember it in the days to come.—l am, etc., Pehsb Gmevhe. Dunedin, August 20.

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THE EXHIBITION BAR., Issue 7995, 26 August 1889

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THE EXHIBITION BAR. Issue 7995, 26 August 1889

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