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THE NELSON EXAMINER, Saturday, August 18, 1866.

Journals become more necessary as men become more equal and individualism more to be feared. It would be to underrate their importance to suppose that they serve only to secure liberty ; they maintain civilization. Djs Tocquxvilu, Of Democraoy in America, vol. 5, 230. To make room for the important news received yesterday from "Wellington, we are compelled to omit our editorial article. The Ministry of Mr. Stafford, it will be seen, have gone out of office on a vote of want of confidence of the House. At the hour of sailing of the Rangitoto, on Thursday, nothing had transpired relative to the formation of a new Ministry. The wish of a large party in the House is to see Mr. Stafford reinstated in office, with the late members of the Weld Ministry as his colleagues. There is a great doubt, however, whether the late Premier and these gentlemen can be brought to act together. Should Mr. Stafford fail in forming, a new Ministry, Major Richardson is spoken of as the probable Premier, associated with some of his former colleagues and Mr. J. Hall. The arrival of the Lord Ashley, expected from "Wellington to-day, will place us in possession of additional particulars. The laying of the Cook Strait cable may be regarded as practically accomplished. The thirty-one miles of cable left on board the Weymouth after the late accident have been successfully laid, and the end buoyed three miles from the shore in White's Bay, Cloudy Bay. As this is in comparatively smooth water, and out of the set of currents, there will be no difficulty in raising the end and splicing it to a portion of the nine miles of cable paid out before the occurrence of the accident which snapped it asunder, and which has to be recovered for this purpose. A few days and we hope to see the telegraph across Cook Strait in operation. The accounts from Patea are not satisfactory. One day there is a talk of the rebels making an unconditional surrender, and the next day we hear of .an attempted ambush to cut off "Major M'Donnell. We fear that before a lasting peace can be established with the JNTgatiruanuis, they must be made still further to.feel our power.

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Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXV, Issue 102, 18 August 1866

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THE NELSON EXAMINER, Saturday, August 18, 1866. Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXV, Issue 102, 18 August 1866

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