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EVENING SITTING.

! The House resumed at 7.30. OBDEB OF BUSINESS. 1 The PREMIER moved the House at ' its rising adjourn till 7.30 on Monday for f Government business. 3 After a lengthy discussion, the motion . was carried by 52 to 29. REPRESENTATION BILL. The debate on the Representation BUI 3 was resumed by 1 Mr ALLEN, who protested against the 1 Bill passing. The Bill had been sprung on the House as a surprise. The Bill was r framed m a deceptive shape, as it nomin- > ally proposed a 25 per cent deduction, t whereas it meant as compared with the present system 33 J per cent. The new Bill would work most unfairly to the cities of the Colony. It was absolutely unjust to deprive city electors of their rights m the manner proposed by mere brute force. As to the provisions for the amalgamation of city electorates, he thought a good deal .. was to be said m favor of the proposal. The Bill was an absolutely conservative t measure, and would crush out all liberal , democratic feelings. I The PREMIER combatted Mr Allen's } assertion that liberalism was only to be i found m towns. 4 His opinion was that it was to be found m the country. There was no new principle involved m the , proposal, which was practically a return [ to the system m 1881. The action of the Government was reasonable and he believed the electors approved of the Bill. | He hoped the Bill would be read a second \ time now and the House could then go into Committee next week on the Bill, and endeavor if possible to arrive at a fair compromise on this great question. Mr TANNER moved the adjournment of the debate. Agreed to on the voices. The House rose at 12.10* till Monday at \ 7.30

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EVENING SITTING., Marlborough Express, Volume XXV, Issue 169, 20 July 1889

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EVENING SITTING. Marlborough Express, Volume XXV, Issue 169, 20 July 1889

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