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[PKK PRESS ASSOCIATION.] \ It is rumored that Mr J. D. Eyns is likely to offer himself for the Selwyn district. WANGANtrii October 30. Mr Carson addressed a largely attended meeting at Brunswick to-night. He ;was listened to with interest throughout his address and at the close received a vote of thanks and confidence. "Wellington, October 30 It i,s expected that the.Premier's manifesto will "be issued on Wednesday next. DtrNEbttf, October SO. Mr A. Lee Smith is definitely out for the city as an independent candidate; Timaku, October .31, Mr Rhodes spoke to a large meeting of Geraldmo electors at Temuka last night. He defended the Government against Mr Hutchison's charges so widely circulated hero .He is in favor of small settlements, and would approve of borrowing to repurchase lands for the purpose where 1 necessary. He spoke at some length on ■ dummyism, and explained the action of the House last session, and expressed an opinion that, after the strong recommendation of the Waste Lands Committee, the Government is bound to prosecute and test all alleged cases of dummyism. The land law required amendment to prej vent large holders competing. Boards [ should have power to examine applicants I and allot to the most suitable, and trans- [ fera should be prohibited for some years aftbr allotment. He would maintain the education system intact. He spoke guardedly on the labo Iquestion, as the strike was now practically over. He would not not vote for a useless declaratory Eight Hours Bill. The waste of time last session showed that some form cloture was necessary. A vote of thanks and confidence was passed, but not many voted. ■ AUcKEAND, October 30. Sir Maurice O'Rorke addressed the electors of Manukau at Onehunga last night. He had a crowded audience in the public hall and a very good reception. He said he had felt glad that in the coming contest his opponent would be an old friend, Mrßuckland, buhhe was afraid no such thought circulated in Mr Buckland's mind. Sir Maurice then strongly denounced Mr Buckland for his assertion that he had been placed in the Speaker's chair by Southern members because they wished to weaken the vote of the Auckland district. He also defended himself against the charge of extravagance, and pointed out that he retrenched to the extent of something like £2000 a year. Sir Maurice, speaking on the present labor difficulty, suggested that it should settled by mediation. While infavoro* protection, he advocated freetrado amongst the colonies. He urged that,a system of education should be maintained in all branches. A vote of confidence was passed. ■

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THIS ELECTIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2558, 31 October 1890

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THIS ELECTIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2558, 31 October 1890