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TO THE EDITOR. Sir, —TV-viewing the atmosphere after an ail-night sitting, one is reminded of Pope's definition of man (which anyone may politically paraphrase): " Fixed like a plant to a particular spot to draw nutrition, propagate, and rot." Is it, sir, dignified to thu3 throw this theatrical dust in the eyes of Damo3 by wasting taxpayers' money in the daily exhibitions now being enacted in Wellington? By all means attack the policy of th<; the present popular party ; but why refer to the paltry'• dem'd twopence halfpenny "of expenses ? Let anyone look into the tertiary strata of ' Hansard' and he will find the Tories of old allowed ten guineas a day with expenses for visiting England to consolidate a loan. He will also find cab hire to the tune of £BOO alone in one year for a Minister's perambulations; and yet we think we have purity in Parliament. Were we in earnest these expenses would be fixed by statute, a? in England, and thus save us the undignified scenes so grapbieally portrayed by your esteemed parliamentary correspondent. They all do it! but the academical perhaps more en righ and* cultured than "BillSykes." The women of the colony have tho balance of voting power in their hands, and much was, and is, expected from them towards cleansing this parliamentary stable of Augaanism.—l am, etc . Lumper. Dunedin, November 13.

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POLITICAL TERGIVERSATION., Evening Star, Issue 10471, 15 November 1897

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POLITICAL TERGIVERSATION. Evening Star, Issue 10471, 15 November 1897