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The House mot at 2.35 p.m. A message was received from the Legislative Council requiring the attendance of members to hear the Governor's speech. THE LATE MB MACARTHtTR. On the House resuming at 2.45 p.m., The Speaker announced the vacancy for Rangitiiei, owing to the death «of the late Mr Mncarthur, an event which he felt would be generally regretted by the House. Mr Kolleston referred to the Speaker's remarks respecting the death- of Mr Macarthur, and taid that gentleman had left behind him an honourable record. HU losb would be severely felt both inside and outside the House, and his life, though comparatively short, had been one of most kindly feelings and usefulness to all around him. The Hon J. Ballance said he desired on behalf or the Government to express sincere regret at the untimely, death of the late member for Eangetikei. NEW MEMBERS. Messrs M'Lean, Allen and Sandford, the members for Wellington, Bruce and Christchurch respectively, then took the oath and their seats. sir brtce'b case. Mr "W. Hutchison asked for leave to present a petition from Mr Bryce, askiDg the House to reconsider the resolution of censure passed last session, and that justice might be done to him. He requested to be heard at the bar of the House. FORMAL EUSINEBfI. Notices of Sessional Committees were given by Ministers, and a large number of petitions were presented and notices of motion given. Notice waa also given of a number of Bills, mostly by the Government. SIB DILLON BELL. The Speaker read a letter he had sent to Sir F. Dillon Bell, the late AgentGeneral, enclosing the thanks of the House for his services, and Sir Dillon Boll's reply. TUB RUSBIAN .IHW6. The Speaker also read a letter sent to the Czar of Russia's aide-de-camp, encloe- | ing a petition in favour of the Russian Jews. Much amusement waa caused by the reply, which stated that the official mentioned had no power to receive petiI tionß affecting the interests of the govern- ■ ment of Russia, and politely returning the petition. MR BRTCE'S CASK. Mr Hutcuison moved that leave be given Mr Eryco to appear at the bar of the House. The Hon J. Ballanch said the motion was somewhat of a BurpriGe, and as many members had not yet arrived he suggested that notice of motion should be given fcr a future day. Mr Hutchison gave notice for next day. Mr M'Guire gave notice to move on Tuesday — "That the motion passed last session respecting Mr Bryce, the late member for Waikato, bo expunged from the journals of th« House." ADD3E9S-IN-BBPLY. Mr M'Lean gave notice to move next day an address-in-reply to the Governor's speech. The Eon J. Ballance said he should like to state that if the debate on the Address-in-Reply were finished next da he should bring down tho Financial Statement on Tuesday. MINIBTERS AND THE GOVERNOR. Mr Rollbston asked the Premier whether it was correct that Ministers had, on two occasions, tendered important advice to the Governor, which advice had not been accepted, and if the report was correct, what course the Government proposed to take in the matter. The Hon J. Ballance said the honourable gentleman should give notice of a question of that kind. Mr Eolleston agreed to give notice, but regretted that Ministers were not prepared to give an answer to the question at once. The Hon J. Ballance said it waa customary when au important question of this nature was about to be asked for some communication to be made to Ministers with respect to it. Mr Rolleßton said he should have given notice in the usual way, but he- had f ally expected that Ministers would have some statement to make with respect to the matter he had referred to. The House rose at3.SO p.m.

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES., Star, Issue 7317, 24 June 1892

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Star, Issue 7317, 24 June 1892