The Oxford Osborne. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. SATURDAY OCTOBER 31st 1896 ELECTORAL. MR REECE AT OXFORD.
Oxford Observer, Volume VII, 31 October 1896, Page 2
Th c Ox fo r d Os bo rne. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. SATURDAY OCTOBER 31st 1896 ELECTORAL. MR REECE AT OXFORD.
The Conservative Candidate aoa .^ASWF I*-1 SCV.i:;r:-.- Mr Recce, the National Association candidate for Ashley, l aadwssed a fairly large audiebcti at the Town Hall on Tuesday* last. Mr "John Ingraiß was voted tp the Chaijr. *Jn his open■ ing Remarks Mr, i?eece -was^areful tc I, impress,. upqn his, hearers.. the facjfr thai f t he posses§edva. fairjy r 4apgo e.afcate ,m :th« centre^pf -the Eleotor'ateWi-he 'waanoi round- kissing ;tfie babies^-hoi was he a'6ar|)et l?ag Politician",' which said' bit- of wenjb^down rather flat with tlie atidiencei' "feeen at .the present time- neither Ashley qi troubled, with c>rpet^a'g re^res^^niivlP'^^e repe&ted l chestnut aVouirimn' 1 'inili&S'as' 1 increa^ I of ;:th'e '^ffitloSal debtT^r "said nothing abMuf"'lfe^rebVoddcftv^'batu I f"e 6f tk investment, no?*llicl"*fie lififoM]f1 ififoM]fi 1 "hts
hearers that the Guaferpntee to the i IBank may never be required, nor did lie givh the slightest' iriform'Stion' how a cliangs of "Government could r or wd'.i!^ 1 bring capital and labour ib[ gether, and find work _fpr the unemployed during the winter months, but contented himself by saying that this problem remained" still unsolved. Hie was m favour of a Land and Graduated Income Tax, but he did not give the present Government credit for introducing the ''Land for Settlement 1 Act." Nor did he credit them with a desire to make the wealthy classes pay liheif-;fair gliare.v It seems xather a strange coincidence that the wealthy part of the community should take such a warm interest in-the election of such men as Mr Recce, were they not dejsirous'VQf shifting the present burden of "taxation from their shoul;/derslo that of the middle and working classes including that /ofH'h Ismail fawner. Mr Recce posed a.? a Pro:: bet and p'rpphesiea that" if tlie present Government remained another three-, years m power the taxed would be very much taxed. He gave it as his opinion that lease m perpetuity was not fahv J and went on ft) "say the: €tovera i t ■ment seeing; the/mistake ate now in-. ;trpducinga jf»it-ce.n|i -.bi11.. Vhatsort of treatment is this? he asks "Would any large land-owner clnre to introduce .such a measure"? most of his hearers .came i to "the "conclusion tbiit a fair rent billwould' be about r th^laat., thing a large, land holuer would think of sup-* porting. He read an extract from Sir Robert Stout's speech re "spoil to the Victprs,'? it is rather unfprtanate he i should have cited Sir, Robert as with! out an exception, that political shuf■ fler'and iiis relations had their shares m the spoilsv We hear frqm what we consider good authority that no less than thirteen memoers' of Sir Robert I Stout's family have at the present time government billets/ and one of them a brother-iti*law,> receives over* t £1,200 per annum, not bad spoils! Mr Recce went on to say "your -members do whatever they are told." Without f ta^ing f "the trouble' to contradict this stateiaent we arw perjfeetly sure this young "nian if returned to Parliament will do whatever Capt. Russell commands. Mr .Recce condemns the State Insurance Bill,- Masters .and Ap. prentices A3t,-.,and TJsury.Bin., but his I reference to, ih e last Bill were-noi; very happy or logical, nor he more-sttccessfttl m his reference tootir reputiatioQ in 'London, seeing'the pres^rit l '"G6veitfmMt v s^"s ;i e isur»fie&''' are high and they have borrowed money ata^lower rate of interest than any previous Government have done. ..QUESTIONS. With reference to State. Bank Mr Recce stated that recent experience had not inspired him with confidence j m a State Bank. He was against r i- State Bank andProhibitibn. i Old Agfa Pensions, Mr Recce. answered iiif'a very evasive way. Co-operative fs' tern, he did npt jfayour, m some eases the wages were lower and m others tighep than current rates. He belie, ved m Public Tender, ,and the.low. est tender to get -the work. Gould, not answer the query— -how to employ -■■■the x unemf;lby.ed-^"Pui' TTinV m "a good Got-1 ernment and tlie Labohr problem would vanish." The, Chairman's ap- l peal for further questions not being further responded to, it seemed pra-, bable^tkat ihe jiudience'.wpuld. disperse without the customary.; vote' of thanks were it not for the' village Dootoreidma mg -to the rescue, wild with a style of oratory peculiar to himself 'proposed :kmethihg i mlu^_tnje l7 t^ v straed'fo be, a yote .ox thanks. r W.e c|nnot believe, Jbat any cpnsi^- & erable section v of -t. wai-rMsfeund: *P --sympathize -s?i tlit% 'r: poßby <co reactionary*.iia fortb a ■.'iby^f^Xße^Cßroil'fsidßila^last?' 1 fri**--