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1 rMr Loughrej is to be asked to contest the Heathcofce seat; the name of Mr .). H. Hopkins is also mentioned m connection with the same constituency. The population of Wellington electorate is about 30,000, including men, women, «od children, and the rolls contain the n,,M««B of 10,000 voters. This would indicate that every third person is a male over ■$! jears «£ age - an absurdity on the face o/ it- The Wellington roll, like many bfcl>««s, requires purging wholesale. The Wellington licensed Victuallers, it is said, have thrown Mr George Fisher over,. owing to something he is reperted to haw said m order to catc% iJbye temperance toto. ... , ' The keenest contests at the forthcoming elections are expected to lie between Messrs Hutchison and Bruce for Waitotara, and Messn? Ballance and Carson for Wanganui. , Mr Adam Porter has retired from the contest for the Aroha seat owing to illhealth. €S Major, Harris has. announced that he is a candidate for Franklyn. Dr Newman addressed the Hufct electors at Petone last evening, there being a large j attendance, and the candidate was well received. He advocated a vigorous policy of settlement.on the land ; also, of necessary public works, including the North Island main trunk line. He favoured the imposition of additional property tax on absentees. At tlw conclusion of his address he was accorded a vote of thanks. Mr J. Mackintosh, a ewiiidate for fche "Wallace seat, addressed the electors o Otaufcau (Southland) on Monday night. He a&vocated inter-colonial federation, abolition of Property tax, a thorough system of retrenchment, grants to Catholic schools, a tr»i of Vaile's system, and non aale of the railways. He received a vote of thanks and conftience. Seventy were present. $•£ (raowTotrit owbTcobrbstondbht.) Faieub Cmsjbk, October 15. SMajor Steward addressed one of the largest political meetings ever held here last night, and received a vote of thanks .and confidence'

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THE ELECTIONS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2544, 15 October 1890

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THE ELECTIONS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2544, 15 October 1890