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Mr James Smith the well-known barrister, of Dunedin, will, it is stated, oppose Mr John McKenzie for the Waitaki seat. Mr James Green, it is also stated, will oppose (m the labor interest) Mr James Mills for Port Chalmers. Mr W. Owen, one of the lately dismissed railway servants, will be a candidate for the Selwyn seat m the labor, interests. Mr Blake offers himself as a candidate for Avon. Messrs Allwright and McGregor will be the Conservative candidates for Akaroa. Mr Joyce stands m the Liberal interest. Mr E. J. Jellicoe has definitely decided to be a candidate for the city of Wellington. Mr H. D. Bell, solicitor, has definitely decided to contest Wellington. Mr J. M. Lennox has decided to contest the Parnell seat at the ensuing elections. Mr W. F. Buckland will stand for the Manukau district. Mr Henry Bunny announces himself as a candidate for the Wairarapa seat. He advises repealing the property tax, and abolishing Customs duties, except on wines, spirits, and tobacco, and substituting therefor a land and income tax. He also favors the opening up of waste lands, to be disposed of by auction. He proposes borrowing for the formation of roads and the construction of bridges to open up those lands. Mr R. Seddon is said to be likely to contest Wakatipu with the Hon. MiFergus. A Wellington correspondent says that Mr George Fisher, whose chances ten days ago were considered desperate, is; making a house-to-house canvass, and has pulled up tremendously.

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THE ELECTIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2529, 27 September 1890

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THE ELECTIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2529, 27 September 1890

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