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The electors of Lincoln have the choice of two very eligible candidates, m the persons of Mr John O Lvier and Mr Alfred Saunders, and are quite able to make their selection without any advice from outsiders. We do not, therefore, propose to discuss the respective merits of the two gentlemen, but cannot help being a little amused at the prominent place m tho lint of his public services which Mr Saunders gives to the passing of "The Small Birds Nuisance Act." The measure referred to has been a useful one, no doubt, and Mr Saunders certainly brought forward a Bill dealing with the matter m the last session of 1881, but he did not succeed m getting it placed on the StatuteBook, possibly because his proposed measure dealt with more than small 1 birds, referring as it did also to "animals' as distinguished from birds. The Act now m operation, which is limited to small birds only, was, as a matter ol fact, introduced and carried through all its stages by Major Steward m the session of 1882, Mr Saunders not being then a member of the House. While Mr Saunders may, therefore, claim any credit attached to paving the way foi legislation by ventilating the subject, he should m fairness have said that the actual carrying of that legislation was attributable to the efforts of another.

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"FAIR'S FAIR.", Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2011, 12 December 1888

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"FAIR'S FAIR." Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2011, 12 December 1888

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