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Manawatu Times, Volume X, Issue 1248, 19 July 1884, Page 3
[BUSH FAB MINtt MADE j EASY. Linton's Patent STUMP EXTRACTOR. r I IHE above "will remove the JL LARGEST STUMPS bodily out of the geound with a small ex- penditure of power. Prices on application to THE SQUARE, PALMERJTON NOJRTiI. TO DONALD FRASER ESQ. SIR, — We the undersigned Elecf tors of the Manawatu Dis- trict, request that you will • allow yourself to be nominated as a candi- date to represent the District m the House of Representatives at the forthcoming election. We are, Dear Sir, Yours respectfully, J. R. Forster-Pratt Bernard Newcombe Alexander Ferguson J. 0. Batchelar Kenneth McKenzie James King (And 203 other names) To J. R. Forster-Pratt, Alexander Ferguson, J. 0. Batchelar, Ken- neth McKeuzie, James King, Bernard Newcombe, Esqrs, and th.c 203 other gentlemen. f^ ENTLEMEN,— In response to JT your very influential and flattering requisition, I have great pleasure m allowing myself to be nominated as a candidate for the honoi of representing the Manawatu District ia Parliament. It is my intention to meet the electors of this Distiict as often as it is possible before the election day and at not only the principal town- ships, but also the various ridings of the County m order to express my views upon the different important points, I may say that if I have the honor to be elected your representa- tive, I will faithfully work for the good of your district and the whole colony, and be at all times ready to render to you an account of my stewardship, . 1 am, gentlemen, Yours obediently. DONALD FRASER. , To F. Y. LETHBRIDGE, Esq., G. • M. SNELSON, Esq., and the other electors signing the re- quisitions, asking me to become a candidate for the Manawatu seat. f^ ENTLEMEN,. In response to VjX your very flattering and gratify- ing request I have great pleasure m consenting to be nominated as a can- didate for Manawatu at tho coining election. I shall take an early opportunity of addressing the electors at the various centres, and explaining my political views m detail. '. In the meantime I may state that I am more m accord with the policy of. the Atkinson Ministry than with that of any of the numerous leaders on the other side of the present jETouse. Though that Ministry has no dojibt ' made mistakes I believe the leading niembers of it have on the whole worked honestly , according to their lights, for the good of the colony at large,, and that especially they have tried to promote the prosperity of the country districts by liberalising the land laws, and by their scheme for the construction of roads and bridges, the partial failure of which through want of fund? is attributable to causes beyond the. cpntrbl qf'any Goyernmeni.' T can« ii'ot', however, agree with Mr RoL* ieston'sprojeoted scheme of perpetual leasing, or with what it is now the fashion to call the nationalization of the land. Let the Crown lands be leased on the easiest terms com- patible with due provision for survey a.nd road making, but as under the present Act let a purchasing clause always be granted after a fair pro* portion of improvement has been made. The truest nationalisation of the land, I hold, is to settle it with freeholders m moderate sized blocks, trusting for revenue to the develops ment of the resources of the country caused by such settlement rather than to rents extracted by a Cen- tral Government from a State ten* antry. 1 agree generally with the natiye policy of the Atkinspn Ministry, and especially so with Mr Bryce's pro- posal for the resumption of the pre« emptive right. > ■ I am m favour of Beeular educa- tion, and as long as the finances of the colony warrant it, of free prim* ary education, and m- any case of free education up to the fourth standard. I should like to see bur railways managed by a non- political Board, the members of which should only be removable m the same manner as Judges of the Supreme Court. Other and minor questions I will deal with when addressing thfelecV tprsfape to 'face". If I have the honor to be elected, I can conscientiously say that I will endeavour to the best of my abiity to represent the district as a whole, without bias m favour of any par- ticular, part of it, while remember- ing at the same time that a member is elected to watch over the interests of the colony at large. Your Obedient Servant. D. H. MACARTHUR. TO SUBSCRIBER AND ADVER- TISERS. BY to-day's mails our subscribers and advertisers will receive their accounts for the quarter ending June. 30. Prompt c tilements will oblige. Subscribers who usually pay m advance are reminded that subscriptions for he current quarter are. now due. W, H. SMITH, Proprietor. Daily Times Office. July 5, 1884.