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Several petty robberies and burglaries are reported as from Christchurch. The Portuguese nation is one of the least instructed m Europe, the illiterate inhabitants being officially stated at 82 per cent of the total population. The new Spanish Cabinet is compostd of extreme Protectionists. It will pursue an active colonial policy, but remain neutral m European matters. to the '■' Marlborongh Express " rabbiting m that district pans out pretty well. Two brothers drew from the Boga Factory no less than £ 76 16s 3d for about two and a half months' work, representing 6145 bunnies. It is now stated that the general election will take place between the 12th and the 20th November, possibly the 14th, but more probably the 18th, according as it i 3 found most convenient. The polling will take place on the same day throughout the colony. Mr W. H. Jones, solicitor, will be brought out m opposition to Mr Guinness for Greymouth at the coming election. The Labor Union will probably bring out a separate candidate m the interest of labor. Writs for the general election will be issued on the 29th September installc. After the issue of the writs no applications will be entertained (or enyojroen.t on the electoral roll. Peraons entitled to a vote have therefore only nine days from the present. ate "i which to register. The Ashburton roll is at present being printed, and names now received will be placed on the supplementary roll. We would remind our readers that, owing to the alteration m boundaries of electoral districts, and consequent transference of names from one roll to another, clerical errors may arise, and it behoves everyone, therefore, ivh,Q wishes to exercise the fr^nchis^ t«n make himself absolutely safe b^ sending m, a new application fot! registration. Forms of application may be received at tins office gratis, or from the Registration Officer, Mr Joseph, Ward, Burnett Street. Claims to yote addressed to the Registration Office do. no,j> require a postage stamp if marked auisjide '•'. c ) a im to vote.* Every »yvlo person, of the age of :tweiyfcy-cuie ycafs qr over, who has resided m tl\e Goion^ iw vwelve months, and m the electoral district for six months, is entitled to a vote.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2523, 20 September 1890

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2523, 20 September 1890

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