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[From Oue Parliamentary Reporter.] WELLINGTON, October 31. | Stonewalls are poor things at- the. best—i fiat, stale, and unprofitable—and the latest ion record was of the usual character. It : nil began .about a proposal of the Ooverni menl to give some (at- the present unknown) i foreign company the right to exploit the j iron and steel industry of New Zealand, : and to pay it a bonus for such exploita- ’ tion. The Government view was that the Crown has plenty <*/ uto for the money it can borrow iu developing other resource.' of tiie Dominion, and in any case had preserved to itself the right of resumption without being subjected to excessive ’payI mont by way of goodwill. For the first | part of tho debate these points developed 1 along excellent lines. Then, when it was : made perfectly apparent that a stonewall I had set up. the House assumed the aspect innal to such occasions, and mostly went |to sloop. It was merely a- question of i onduianee. The opponents of the Bill had evidently marshalled their forces for a ; conflict, and, on the Cither hand. Government supporters in favor of the Bill were ostensibly resting. When a motion to re- ; port, progress had been defeated by 88 to , 1,9 the stonewall broke down, and the j opponents of the measure contented tbein--1 selves with the fact that they had. suffij cicntly protested.

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LAST NIGHTS STONEWALL, Issue 15638, 31 October 1914

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LAST NIGHTS STONEWALL Issue 15638, 31 October 1914

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