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SWEARING-IN THE GOVERNOR.

His Exoellenoy Earl Onilow wai swornIn as Governor of New Zealand at Wellington yesterday. In the course of his reply to an address presented by the Olty Corporation, His Exoellenoy said that be reoognlaed from the spirit of the addrew that the loyalty of colonists to the Grown was undlmluished c and did not depend on tbe merits or demerits of the Individual who might be sent here to represent Her Majesty. He wii well aware of the dlffionlty any man would find who bad to succeed a Governor Ilka Sir W. Jervols, who bad endeared himaelf to the hearts of all by hti unfailing courtesy and Ms ioldler?llke bearing, and who moreover had been of such service, not only to this oolony bnt to others, by j his experience In matters of defence. He recognlsedjftoo that he was what he bad already been oalled In «ome of the i papers "Our oheap Governor," but he might say at once he sympathised with the difficulties New Zealand bad had to oontend with, and tbe efforts it was now making to rehabilitate Itself. It was far batter to earn a reputation for honesty than to pursue a career of lavishnest and eztravaganoe, or even kind hearted ezpensiveneas. He would promise to Identify himself with the progress of the colony and the efforts to promote the gteat Industries whloh had been planted In if, and they were now engaged In fostering. During his passage through the coaatry be bid noted with fetfjait Ui pat nttacal riiowti wft

features, Ho had seen its kauri forests, its great sanatorium m the Lake Dlotrior, the fertile a<id prupp.-rous dlstrlot of the Walrarapa, and, fius»l y, he bad jist besn gazing on the expanse of Port Nicholson — a great harbor, eminently fitted to be the centre of trade and distribution. He believed m the Governor of a oolony I making himself thoroughly acquainted > with the oonntry m which he bad to live, and Identifying himself with it as far as possible. He oonld not deny he bad taken part In English party politic*, but the questions whioh were being fought ont at home were not of interest hers. Colonists had long aeo settled for themselves Home Kale, Triennial Parliament, etc He Intended to Keep two texts of Scripture prominent before him— "Render unto Cmar the things that are Cnsar's," and " Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might " He had had the example of the purest Constitutional monaroh ever known to follow, that of her Gracious Majesty the Qaeen, whom Gud save. (Cheers.)

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SWEARING-IN THE GOVERNOR., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2125, 3 May 1889

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SWEARING-IN THE GOVERNOR. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2125, 3 May 1889

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