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The Ashbnrton Llteiary and Debating Soolpty, mot lait Fdday evening at the Templar Hal!. Thera was a good attendance, over 30 being preeent. The following gentlemen were eleoted members: Men*™ O M. Brooke, W. J. Siloook, A St Cf Dnugla*, T Wall, W. G. Murray, IT. M. Jones, A. Oarson, fj, Baw!e, T. Rollet, J. Daly, T. H. Jaokson, Sergeant Fulton, A. D«ly, J. Miller and Piokford, bringing \hr> memberehJp up to 43. whfoh augurs well foi the success of the Footety. The eubjoot for dlaoutslon was " Home Ruin for Ireland, Is It desirable 1" Mr A J. Mil ler opened the debate on tbe affl-mattvo side and Mr J. Kelr on the negative. B th speakers npheld their vhws of the ncatter ia a full and lucid manner. O;her speakers gave their views, in a more or less lucid mannei*, and a few sarcastic remarks from one or two speakers on the views of some helped to make the debate Interesting. One matter whloh bo mo speakers mlujht iro - prove on is the manner of giving their I views. Some read the whole of their ►peeoh from their notes — % speaker can always produce a better effoot by speaking from memory than by reading his speeoh. After nearly all present had expressed' their viovra, the openers of the debate replied, eaoh | strengthening his oase so as no doubt to atlll further posz'e tho gentleman who had stated that " when he heard tho opener of the debate In favor of Home Kuln, he thought Ireland should have Home Rule, but when he heard the opener of the debate against It, he thought Ireland should not have Home Rule, and be didn't really know what to think as oaoh side m»da out snob a olesr oaie " A vote was taken with tho result that there was a msjirlty of two against Home Rule. It trta deo'chd that the oabjeot for nojt maotlag ohou'd be 4| Is tt desirable to abolish tho totallsator, 1 ' Mr Lane will open in favor, Mr Andrews against.

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ASHBURTON LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2143, 5 June 1889

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ASHBURTON LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2143, 5 June 1889

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