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Auckland, May 28. The member for Newton, Mr E. Withy X addressed his constituents to-night. He" urged that the >retrenchment effected was not sufficient, and. that the Government had not fulfilled the promise made to the House last session on this subject. He maintained .that the increased tariff had put on more taxation, and that no profit resulted. Protection could only lead to monopolies, and did not bring more employment or increased wages. He spoke of railway wages, contending that they should be subject to reduction just as other wages are, and condemned land speculation,' anil also the property tax. Mr Withy received a unannnous, vo^e of confidence.

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MR WITHY BEFORE HIS CONSTITUENTS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2437, 29 May 1890

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MR WITHY BEFORE HIS CONSTITUENTS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2437, 29 May 1890

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