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LA TEST PARLIAMENTARY NEWS AND GOSSIP.

I [by telegraph, from our special CORRESPOND!:* r.l Welli.n ros, Wednesday. THE REDUCTION , . Tn ! Government have issued a second circular which notifies to everybody receiving Government money that the 10 per cent, reduction will be siade not only on ordiuary salaries, pay, or wages coming out o£ the public Treasury, but also applies to all salaries coming under permanent Acts of the Legislature, as well a? to all pensions and superannuation allowances. COURSE OF BUSINESS. The lnhbiea are absolutely bare of gossip today. T!ie House did not sit in the afternoon adjourning at 2, after the morning sitting, for Hi'.-m'icra to attend the funeral of the lite Mr. George Hunter, at which nearly a huuilr d members of both Houses of the iture were present. The great desire of everybody seems now to be to finish the sersiou ae speedily as possible, but there will still be much fighting over several Bills— both na'.ive and financial. NATIVE AFFAIRS. There !3 m fresh news of any iinoorbance regarding nativo affairs, but the Times' orrespondent telegraphs as follows from Opiimke today : For last month, natives — men, women and children—between here and Waitara, have been wending their way to Parihaka, and now, all the Maori settlements between here and there are almost deserted, only the very aged bang left behind. Thi3 is literally true as regards the settlements on this fiieof the Waingongoro. About thirty of Titokowaru'n followers went there two daya ago. Hone Pihaina's wife aud family have been there for the last month. Faith in their prophet seems as strong if not stronger than ever. Most of the men, many of wiiom have hitherto expressed contempt fnr Te Whiti, ara not only willing but anxious to join the fencers and be seat to gaol, even soliciting To Whiti aud Tohu to be told off for the work. If matters go on much longer as at present, the result must be very disastrous to the natives, who are meantime employed on the cultivations, aud making provision for future food supplies. The Chronicle states that tho recommendation in the third report of the West Coast Commissioners meets with tho cordial ap proval of Sir Goorge Grey and tho party who act under his leadership. It is understood that the Bill which is to give effect to the proposals, is basod entirely upon the recommendations of tho third report, and has been prepared by the Commissioners, those gentlemeu being considered tho best able to embody their own ideas in statutory form. All real friends of the natives are anxious that tho recommendations of the Commissioners shall be carried out as a whole, not by piecemeal. PROSPECTS OF BUSINESS. Morning sittings though wearisome are more serviceable than talk by gaslight, and the Bills ssem to go off rapidly by daylight. The estimates will soon be got through, aud then essential measures will be taken in hand. There is still a large number of Bills on the paper, but many will be dropped. The chances are that little more will be beard of the Royal Commission reports, and the Government seem disinclined to say what will be done regarding them.

The West Coast Bill, referred to in the report of the Commission, will bo taken up on Friday, but is not yet out of the hands of the priuter. After the present week the Government are going to take Thursday for Government business, so that all bills not passed tomorrow will be shelved. The third reading of the Deceased Wife's Sister Bill is fixed specially for to-morrow, and is bound to go through.

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LA TEST PARLIAMENTARY NEWS AND GOSSIP., New Zealand Herald, Volume XVII, Issue 5846, 12 August 1880

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LA TEST PARLIAMENTARY NEWS AND GOSSIP. New Zealand Herald, Volume XVII, Issue 5846, 12 August 1880

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