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The Wellington „W,harf.:'Labourer^ Union and Seamen's Union, which have trootntly taken a ballot for the selection of a Parliamentary candidate,! have decided to keep the result private. Mr Verrall addressed the electors of Ashley lnst evening, and referred at length to the advantage to be gained by the establishment of(» State Bank. He also advocated* a Progressive Property Tax. At the conclusion of the address Mr Verrall was accorded a vote of thanks. The "Akaroa Mail" says: —Mr Wv Barnett has formally announced to the Farmers' Association his intention of ; standing for-the district at the coming: general election. At their meeting on Saturday;, a, resolution was unanimously carried that a' deputation- should wait upon Mr Barnett, asking him to withdraw, so-that the'return of a Peninsula man might be secured by an undivided vote, Later m. the day the deputation waited upon Mr Barnett, but that gentleman would give no decided answer as to the course he intended to pursue. Wanganui, October 22. Mr Ballance has completed his political address m the country districts of Wanganui electorate, and has received vote 3of confidence, m all centres of population, (.he small farmers rallying strongly to his support. '.'■' New Plymouth, October 22. Mr "John Elliot addressed the New Plymouth electors lastnight and advocated retrenchment, saying he would support Government m further economies. , He thought the Maoris, and Europeans should ba taxed equally, and said the colony could not abolish the property tax; A great saying might be made m the cost of education, The railways should be worked to benefit eettlers, not for profit. Wellington, October 22. The Hon. Mr Fergus leaves for the South by the Aorangi this evening. He will be absent for a fortnight, ; : ! \

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THE ELECTIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2550, 22 October 1890

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THE ELECTIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2550, 22 October 1890