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Wo have received v. batch of Bills from tho Government printer. On top appears one- of Sir Georgo Grey's forenniale, tho Election of Governor Bill, which provides for the election of thu Governor and makes any " male person," being n british subject, and not lets than blank years of age vligible for cleclioii, for a term of blank yeurj, tho election to hi) conducted precisely us un ordinary parliamentary election m each district, tho totul votes for (ho candidates m tho scvcrnl districts to bo added together to determine who if to bo tho Governor elect The next, is his Limitation of Votes Dill, forbiddim; any election to vote more than once nt a. general elector, on pain of imprisonment f..r any term not exceeding one month. Iho third of Kir George's indostructibles is his Law i'ructitioners Bill, to givo (he entree to the profession to anyone why knows enough law, whether ho has been tr.iintd m a lawyer's cilice, or not. Mr Duncan, Member for \Vnitaki, produces n Bill to allow n shepherd or a stock drovor to register dogs, up to four, at 2s Cd each, and a rabbitcr, uny nur.ibcr at Is each. Mr Joyco, Member for Lytti-ltoo, reproduces his " Shop Hours Bill " to limit tho hours of trading m shops and stores, within, or within two miles of, borough* nnd towns, from 6 n.m. to 7 p.m. on Qvo days a week, And from 6 am. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays j employees not t> remain on tho promises moro than one haur alter closing time, except for stock-taking j drug stores, hotels, eating houses, and nuwspaper oSlcos exempted. Mr T. Mackenzie, member for Clutho, is afraid of thn Californiiin thistlo, and brings forward v Hill to mnke owners and occupiers of lnnd report to tho local sheep inspector, how much of his land, if any, is infected with Cnliforr.iaii thistle. Ho mimt report under penalty of n lino of up to five pounds, and then must keep tho thistles cut down so that they cannot ilowsr.umltr penally of a heavier fine. 'llicC'rjwn ii to keep wastu lands, and tho locnl bodies Iho rouds, clcnr of such thistles. After tho Thintle Bill was finished, Mr Mackenzie tucked on n clauso to make the Bathurst burr a Culiforninn thistle by statute, to be dealt with accordingly. Mr luiwhanga presents a crisp littlo Bill for settling the difficulty of dealing with Mnori lands. He proposes to tct apart n certain urea of land for ench native man, woman, and child, full blcod or half-cii>te, nj near ns may bf eil uated nt their present locations, the whole block thus roquired for n tribn or villago to bo surveyed into the required number of lots, and tho sections distributed by lot. The lands bo diatributcd nro not to bo sold. All other notivo lands may bo sold, nnd their administration is to be entrusted to an elective natiro council with a European president appointed by the council. The council shall dctermino what hlo,-ks of land shall bo sold, nnd then proceed precisely n* n wiuto lands board to survey nnd sell. Tho tnoi-.eya Accruing from the siile, after deducting cxponsca of survey :ind sale ainl mnnngi'mciit aro to be equally divided among the wh ilu Mnori people, chiefs ri-oriving nn extra shnru. For the purposes of this (lijtribnlion n census is to ho taken, and " rortiilciics of shares " given, on which the natives may claim their ihnre of the land fund. If v nativo dio without children hit eectinn is to become fuloihlr. This fphemo would probably suit, tlie poorer class of Maoris, tho majority, very well indeed.

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NEW HILLS., Timaru Herald, Volume XLIX, Issue 4594, 18 July 1889

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NEW HILLS. Timaru Herald, Volume XLIX, Issue 4594, 18 July 1889

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