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1 W.A. Parliament. I t s ? -- ? PROROGUED. . GOLDFIEELDS WATER SCHEME.

(By TelcijrapJ..) 1

(From Our Own Correspondent.)

PERTH, Feb. in. '

Both Houses of Parliament sat to day, and concluded the work of the session, the result being that many mea sures were sacrificed. in the Legislative Assembly the Trea surer informed ';he House that the Go vernment hnd communicated with the

Agent-GcnerJ*, asking whether he would represent .he State at the corona tion: A Select Committee on the goldficlds water scheme v,'is appointed, and a Royal Commission is to conthi'iie the inquiry into 'he best manner of com pleting the work. The Governor attended at the Legis lative Council Chamber in the after noon and formally prorogued -the Par liament. The vice-Regal speech brief ly referred to the work of the session, but practically lontained no new mat ter. ? The. Minister of Works stated to-day that Mr. Cous'.on, of Messrs. Couston, Finlayson and Porritt, was no longer in -.the' service of the department as su pervisor of the work of caulking the pipes in connection with the goldfields water scheme:.- The Minister stated, however, that he could give no further information on the subject at the pre-' sent time. The Premier to-day told Mr Hopkins that he would during recess consitler the restrictions on the importation of cattle from the tick - infested districts cf Queensland. — rc-T— — --n ??mm iimiiiiii itt ?

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