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[From Ora Parliamentary Reporter.] WELLINGTON, November 1 9. ./ ■ PuncOln Railway Station. . :. As more is certain to be heard before the close of the session of the need for a new railway station at Dunedin, I give the full text of the. reply, made-by the Minister of Railways to Mr Scobie Mackenzie's recent question on the matter. Mr Cadman said that he/was. .quite'.prepared, to admit the necessity of a new railway station at Dunedin, and he might tell the House that the cost of this.station, together with the necessary sidings, was"estimated at £17,000. He had also to admit the necessity for many other works in different parts of the colony, and, as hop, members knew, there was a sum of money shortly to ba voted for railway purposes. When he had an opportunity of bringing the matter before the House he intended to point out the position he was in as regarded the works that were required and the amount necessary to carry them out, and the House would then be able to judge as to the position and. as to how far the money available would go. . An Economist's Grievance. Several members of the House, together with their wives, sisters, cousins, and aunts, paid a visit by rail to Pahiatua on Saturday, and though they only spent an hour in that risipg bush township the trip was an enjoyable one. One of. the economists in the .House, representing a Canterbury electorate, who, though not participating in the outing, did not fail to take Btock of the large number of invited guests, threatens to raise his protest againßt the waste of public money j which the trip entailed. | Detective Henderson. The Government, in accordance with the recommendation of the Petitions Committee, have decided to grant a magisterial inquiry into the dismissal of Chief-detective Henderson. The inquiry will be held at Christchurch before Mr Beetham.

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POLITICAL GOSSIP., Evening Star, Issue 10466, 9 November 1897

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POLITICAL GOSSIP. Evening Star, Issue 10466, 9 November 1897