United Press Association— Electric Telegraph. Dunedin, May 17 Mr James Allen, addressing his constituents at Milton, dealt chiefly with the Shops and Offices Bill, tha increase m the colony's debt, and the depreciation of New Zealand Consols compared with those of Australian States. He attributed the latter to the fear of possible indiscreet legislation, to our large borrowing policy, and to the action of the loau agents m regard to the 1904 loan. He censured the Government for the recent Opawa Nursing Home scandal. Dealing with the land question, he warned lease-in-perpetuity holders that the time would oome, it' socialistic ideas became paramount, when the leaseholds would be endangered by the contract being broken and periodic valuation imposed. A vote of confidence was carried unanimously. The preliminary steps were taken last night to form a National Education Defence League for Otago.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6572, 17 May 1905
To-day's Telegrams. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6572, 17 May 1905
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