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Pertinent Queries. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

Pertiiient Queries. The following questions (says tho Post) woro put. to Mr. A. B. Piddington ut tho close of his address, in opposition to' tlio Federal Convention Bill, at Mudgee on Juno 2nd. A perusal will disclose the fact that Mr. Piddington was completely ' tied up in a knot ' : — Mr. J. Koegan : is tucrn a more .Democratic con stitution in tho world than that providod in tho bill P and if so, will you kindly naino it ? Mr Piddington : Yes. NewSouth Wales. (Choers) Mr. Koegan: Then you-boliove it is more demo cratic to havo anoiniuooUppor Houso than to havo it elective? (Hear, hear.)' . Mr, .Piddington : I don't caro whether it is nomi nee or elective bo long as it is on a fair basis, (Cries of ' Oh I' and applause.) Mr. Koegan : You told us that tbo Financo Com mission's report said.it would be necessary to raise from £6,500,000 to £7,000,000 in customB. Is it not a fact that Mr. Bruce Smith in an addendum, said it would be less P Mr. Piddington : I believe Mr. Bruce Smith di...

Publication Title: Wellington Times
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FINANCIAL INTOXICATION. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

FINANCIAL INTOXICATION. Dr, MacLaurih in his recent speeches ' has shown himself well acquainted with the catch-plvases of Imperial Politics. Probably he remembers the description of a| statesman as 'a! sophistical rhetorician inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity.' We should be sorry to apply this description jn . its entirety to the doctor ; but we certainly accuse him of;Anti-Federal intoxication, of course in a strictly parliamentary sens.eo Last year, as a member of the finance : Committee, heconsidered a £6, 400, 000 tariff sufficient. This year he has in creased it to over £11,000,000, that is about two-fold. He has only increased the primary cost of Federation from £500,000 to £750,000 so far. Students of Dr. MacLaurin's recent utterances will find that he has doubled the magnitude of every bogey since last year. Some of our readers are doubt less disquieted by the imposing array of figures lately poured forth by the learned doctor. We advise them to 'appeal fr...

Publication Title: Wellington Times
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OUR LEADING MEN SPEAK FOR THE BILL. HEADS OF RELIGIOUS BODIES, POLITICIANS, BUSINESS MEN. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

OUR LEflDIHG IHEN SPEAK FOR THE BILL, HEADS OF RELIGIOUS BODIES, POLITICIANS, BUSINESS MEN. The Eight Honourable G-. H. Reid, P.O., Q.C., M.E.'A.| Premier of tho colony, writes : ' To the Electors of New South Wales. ' Gentlemen, — I heartily recommend the Federal Constitution as amended at the Conference ot Premiers to your confidence and support. The Constitution- is now one of the most democratic and elastic Federal Con stitutions the world has ever seen. Vote for the destruction of all barriers to yoar trade with tho rest of Australia 1 Vote for the opening of the Australian markets to the products of your industry and enterprise 1 Vote for the establish ment of national union and the glorious destiny that it will unfold for the Benefit, not only of yourselves, but of all ?your descendants!1.' — — o — - , The Anglican Arolibishop of Sydney writes: All parties seem to admit that Federation of our Australian colonies would be a good thing, and 'is' necessary for a larger .' nation...

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Diminished Expenditure. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

?3';| Diminished Expenditure. Though the Federal Bill does not directly cut down the present ruinous extravagance of colonial administra tions, it clears the way for the existing legislatures to do this for themselves. The colonies will no longer need such large Parliaments : surely if Australia can be governed by two Houses numbering 112 men all told, this colony of New South Wales will not need 125 paid members in the Lower House to do what work will be left for it ! If the Governor-General of all Australia can live on £10,000 a year, New South Wales will no longer need a Governor costing in salary and allowances an amount equal to that 1 And many other savings can be made in a like manner.

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Sydney Mems. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

Sydney Meois. (By 0.0.) Rumours of war in South Africa with tho Dutoh Republio, huvc causcd fluctuations in tho mining market in Sydnoy. Tho news aro ominous, but ono can hardly concoivo that Mr. Kruger and liia Boors will bo rash enough to go to war with Britain at prosont. Jlowevor, wo shall soo. Tho Perthshire steamer ie still boing ecarohed for I in tho Paoifio Ocean. Several stoamora aro trying to pick her up, and earn a big salvage amount. If sho is not soon found, it is hoped that alio is not cost upon Norfolk or Lord JHowo IsUnds. Saturation with Foderution talk, and writing to the verge of satiety, ia the present stato of tho matter.. Fortunutoly tho timo for decision is near now — 20th iudt. — and all sorts of guesses are rifo as to tho size of tbo majority for tho Bill— ranging from 10,000 to .40,000. Tlio middle may bo taken 'as most likely— say 20,000 The Anti-Bill party , threatens to block it if what thoy call a substantial majority is not soourod. Thoy even talk of p...

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The Federal Capital. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

lUe Federal Capital. Much of the opposition to the Old' ; Bill was based on the fact that) no provision had been made, securing to New South Wales the Federal Capital; It was thought, anil with some reason, that as the Mother Colony we' had,' if not a right, at least some claim to include the site of the Capital of Australia, within our limits. If the convenience of the people of the other colonies had - been, consulted, the Capital should have been some- . where in Victoria, but at the Premiers' ConferencerSir George Turner himself agreed to choosing the site in New South Wales, and this was done. : WHY DO THE ANTI-FEDERALISTS RAGE AND IMAGINE A VAIN THING?. There are several reasons. (1) They say that Sydney should have been chosen. (2) They say that the concession was merely a show and- a snare, and that the Capital is fixed for all time in Melbourne. Examine these objections 'in the light of reason. 7--' — SYDNEY IS NOT THE WHOLE OF NEW SOUTH WALES. . The Anti-Federalists whose ...

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Railways. Not Ripe for Federation. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

Railways. Not Ripe for Federation. The Convention at a very early stage made up its mind that the time was not ripe for the complete federation of the railways. In this they are undoubtedly supported by public opinion in all the colonies. In the first place, the railways are the chief instrument in the development of the lands, ana tne iuu control or vneir lands and their land policies is one of the most important rights which are reserved to the States. Each colony would be jealous of any interference with its absolute independence in the matter of land policy ; and would insist on retaining full power, not only of building new lines, but of working , existing lines in the interests, of settlement and development. Besides, the railway systems, though they touch at a few points, are for tfie most part essentially separate ; and the attempt to work them as one vast system from one centre, however desirable it may seem in some respects,' would be, at this stage, a somewhat delicate ex...

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Will an Elector of lew SOOTH WALES WHO VOTED FOR THE BILL IN 1898 VOTE FOR THIS BILL ON 20th JUNE NEXT? [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

Will an Elector of Hew SOUTH VALES WHO TOTED FOR THE BILL IN 1898 VOTE FOR THIS BILL ON 20th JUNE NEXT? V ? It will be well in this first place to briefly define the attitude of Fedieralists on the 8rd of June last year. . . They did not claim that the Con stitution then offered was perfect, but regarded it as a fair compromise and sufficient for all the purposes of government of a free people. That it was infinitely more democratic and progressive than the constitu tion under which we live, has never been questioned by any intelligent man. Federalists— apprehensive of the growing , friction between the colonies, seeing the Continent was not being developed in accordance with an intelligent design, that the various colonies were furnishing their State treasuries with ? funds partly levied on the produce of their neighbours and realizing that the destiny of Aus tralia was one — advised the accept-, ance of a Bill, admittedly not perfect ; knowing the genius of the race for self-gover...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE FINANCES. The Rashness of the Financial Critics. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

THE TROTH ABOUT THE FINANCES. The Rashness of the Financial Critics. The people who say Federation will cost 22s. 6d. per head can show no warrant in the Bill for any such asser tion. They arrive at this conclusion by sheer guess-work, and others are as free to guess as they are. The Larger Colonies can Pro tect Themselves Against Over-Taxation. The smaller colonies cannot over tax you against your will. New South Wales will have more members by half in the Lower House ? than South Australia, Tasmania, and West Australia all put together, for New South Wales will have 26, and all these other colonies together will have only 17. If West Australia stays out and Queensland comes in, New South Wales will still have 26 agajpst 22 of Queensland, South Australia, and Tasmania. It is true that the Senate will have the power of rejecting any * proposed tariff. But if the Senate is * unreasonable, New South Wales and ' Victoria can agree upon a tariff fair to them both, and then insist on- it...

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A CHANGE FOR THE WORSE. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

A CHANGE FOR THE WORSE- :? The Anti-Bill League of the colony ? Thought last year's Bill as bad as M ? Thia°year, to Federal union still averse, ? They Bay the Amended Bill is tua£ I And Truly6,' for they mean, as I suppose, , ? They find this Bill the worse one » ? oppose. I It is not true that the Common wealth is responsible for J' solvency of the States. The Comm wealth has merely to hand bacrw t*he States three-fourths of whateve customs and excise it may c!} to raise ; and if any of the St want more, they must ra£®®. , themselves by proYinoiw taxation. All the States ample resources of their own, a ample powers of taxation, an quite able to maintain their own | solvency. ' '

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Is the Federal Constitution Democratic? [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

is trie Feiierai Gonstitation Democratic? If a man knows what true Democracy means, his answer to this question will be an unhesitating Yes. A demo cratic constitution is one which gives the people complete control over the administration of Government: which enables them to embody their will in legislation as soon as that will is clearly expiessed: which gives them an effective supervision over the doings of their representatives, and enables them to punish any abandonment of principle by dismissal from public life : which gives every man an equal voice in the direction of public affairs. These are the qualities which go to make a constitution democratic, and every one - of these quali ties, and more, the Federal Constitution possesses. It Is Democratic Because : 1. The right to vote is guaranteed by the Constitu tion to every man who has it nowi By Clause -.41, the Constitution gives to every adult male who has a right to vote at elections for the more numerous House in his own co...

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The Inter-State Commission. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

IH11 mter-state Com mission: It is constantly being asserted that the Inter-State Commission will be a thing of fear and woe to us. Mr. Want told the settlers on the border that they would not be able to water a horse at the river without permission from the Inter-State Commission: the Anti-Federal League now tell us that this same body will manage our railways, and, of course, the first thing they will do will be to reduce the wages of the emplovees. WHAT IS THE INTER-STATE COMMISSION? Those who read « the Bill can be under no apprehensions, but unfortu nately, many only read the Anti Federal interpretations of the Bill. The Inter-State Commission is simply a judicial body, which will adjudicate in oases where a dispute arises in con nection wish the provisions as to trade between the colonies. Certain provisions are included in the Constitution forbidding preferential railway rates and any other interference with the trade of the State for the benefit of another. The Federal Parli...

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OUR POCKETS UNDER FEDERATION. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

OUR POCKETS UNDER FEDERATION. . By Edward Pnlsford, M.L.C. There are some amusing individuals inthecommunity who aflfect to believe that after these colonies have entered into partnership we shall not reqnire pockets at all, as we shall have nothing to put into. them. Let us remember that never since the world began has any great and noble movement been proposed without a clamour against it being raised, and that no great development has ever taken place of which it 'had not beforehand been said'that it meant disaster. It is very cheering to find that the result of great forward movements, of steps that have- raised men politically and . morally; have invariably proved them selves attractive from the mere monetary aspect ; indeed, all the laws of- Nature would be turned upside down if it were not so. and for the ordinary citizen it ought- to be enough to^know that because it is right for - Australians to federate with Austra lians, therefore it must 'Dav.** Strange indeed, and incom...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

' On the 2fttlf of June - Firaiia EipttEwi* 11 His Butg! -v;. : ? : ? ..-- : Oh that day, the Eleotors of New South Wales ara called upop to judge and- decide between the advocates of the Federal Bill ana its detractors. T D° J°o believe the Bill to be what a section of the Metropolitan Press 'describes it ?. Do you believe it is, capable ot being worked to tho ruin of this Colony, .ap$ that our fellow-colonists acros^ ttfiTborder are unscrupulous enough to have plotted our destruc tion in the framing of the-Bill; -and that they wilVUiahfipaatly.qppbine against our interests if it becomes law ? If so, .this appeal is nbt for. you. You will follow tho guides Jou haye chosen, .. . But to every Elector, who believes that (ho Bill'was liortestW drawn and will be' worlted by men who desire to do what is right, whether tboir homes bb North or South of the Murray, to everyone who.has .satisfied himself that in honest men's hands the Bill can and will bo. worked for great good to this Colon...

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Anti-Federal Theory and Constitutional Fact. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

Anti-Federal Theory and Con : stitutional Fact. .The An'ti-Federalist is nothing if hot' theoretical/arid what may be called the /argument on possibilities is his favourite weapon. A very plausible method, and.one that- requires only a small amount of arithmetical know: ledge to work out, is to tabulate the numbers- of -the representatives of the various States, and then show by a process of simple addition how New South W.ales. might' be outvoted if there were a combination of States against her' If only ;a little care is taken in working up the problem, the result con/es out right; for our prophet every' time, ind the -hopeless position of this worthy but unfortunate Golony is satisfactorily proved. Electors are then triumphantly asked to vote against going into a partnership which must prove the ruin of themselves and their country ! ; ALL FEDERATION SUBJECT TO THIS POSSIBILITY. Of course it goes without saying that elector^ are not told that this outvoting might, take place in a...

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Is it the Same Old Bill? CAN THOSE WHO VOTED AGAINST THE OLD BILL ON 3rd JUNE FAIRLY AND CONSISTENTLY GIVE THEIR SUPPORT TO THE AMENDED BILL? [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

is itHB sa®B ow Bill ? CAN THOSE WHO VOTED; AGAINST THE OLD BILL 0» 3rd JUNE FAIRLY AND COM- ' SISTENTLY GIYE THEIR ... SDPP^T TP.THB-: ,-. , , :? AMENDED BILL 7 ' ; The 'answer to this question will depend - upon the reasons which actuated . the opposition to the olid Bill. The amendments effected at the Premiers' Conference have certainly not^ removed the objections -of the follpwirig classes to the Bill : ' - ' 1. Those Who Opposed the Old Bill because it was too Democratic. Those who fought.: the . old- Bill; on this_ ground cannot be. expected to support the -Amended Bill, which-.-is of |i much more democratic character. -Not£ the number of members of ' the Council who crowd the platform's at the Anti-Federal meetings. . . ' 2. Those Who are .Opposed to any kind of Federation. Some of these pose as Unificationists. The scheme pf unification/ is- impos sible. They:ijnqw';it,' biii they;pla^£ the;part of the dog'in the' manger, ina!' will fight to wreciLany Federal Bill, ^ch : pe...

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The River Fable. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

Tie Bivei Fame. 1 According to the great jurist, , Bentham, a fiction iB 'an assumed » 'act notoriously false upon which one reasons as if it were true.' Many have been the assertions of our antagonists entirely fulfilling the con ditions of this notable definition, but none more thoroughly than the fable about our rivers used with some effect by a prominent Anti-Federalist during the last campaign. This orator rushed through the country as the fiery cross of old, literally inflaming the neonle But his greatest effort was possibly - when in order to scare the river settlers he told them that one copse- ?: quence of Federation would be that ' no resident on the banks of our navigable rivers would be able to water his horse without the leave of the Inter-8tate Commission.' This wild assertion no doubt suc ceeded . in frightening many electors from voting in favour of the Bill,' and although it has not, since the dis appearance of its author from active combat been often repeated, it i...

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End Representation in the Senate. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

Equal Representation in He senate. _ One would have thought that after all,the discussion on this question last year it would be unnecessary now to show that the provision., contained in the Constitution Bill is one that should be accepted without causing the most captious to fear any harm will come to the larger colonies by its inclusion. Parliament Did Not Insist Upon the Removal of the Provision. Even when the Parliament met to consider the suggestions with whioh to aid the Premier of this colony when attending the proposed Conference of Premiers as to how the Bill might be best modified to suit the wishes of the minority of the electors who last year voted against the Bill, it did not insist upon the removal of that clause, but suggested the alternative of the removal of the three fifths majority in the joint sitting, or that the provision for the joint sitting be replaced by. the National. Referen dum. It would be niore correct to say ' that tlie Legislative Assembly came, to ....

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Wedding Bells. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 15 June 1899

Wedding Bells.   Lust night, says the ' Bathurst Advocate' the     wedding of Mr. James Davoren and Miss Nellie   Cashman was celebrated in St. Michael and John's   Cathedral by the Rev. S. McGee. The bride is   very well known in Bathurst, being the third   daughter of Mr. T. Cashman, of Wellington, but   whilom proprietor of the Park Hotel, Bathurst.   The bridegroom is also well-known, especially in   railway and sporting circles, being on the Divisional staff and hon. sec. of the Bathurst Foot-   ball Club. A large number of friends assembled in the church to witness the ceremony. The bride was attired in a travelling dress of rich cloth and violet velvet, relieved with white, with picture hat to match. The bridesmaid was Miss Lizzie Cash- man, sister of the bride, who wore a dark dress with   picture hat to match. Mr. Rotton...

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General News. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 19 June 1899

General News. ' ) — , Most of the new mombers of the Australian team experience great difficulty in mastering the intricacies ot London, but thorn is one bright exception , and ? . that if Howoll. Ho notices every corner and street, and lie is extremely clever at finding his way about. ' He professes to see nothing in it, and says that any man who can find his way over the Blue Mountains when shooting wallabies should never eet lost in London. . A great amount of interest w«s manifested amongst the members of the AiiBtritlian cricket team when being measured for. their blazers (the colon, by the bye, arc sage green, and gold and green, with gold , braided edge) as to who would have the greatest chest development, flowell was ea«ily first, with 45ip., Jones noxt with 42in., Worrall just behind Darling for third place witli 40iin. as against 40in. The death is announced of Mr. D. MoKenzie, of llill End, on Sunday morning, Juno 11th. Tho causa of death was plourisy, the re«ult of a col...

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