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United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph Daroayjllte, May 17 The Hon. W. Hall-Jone3 addressed a f public meeting on Tuesday. Referring to the Main Trunk line, he said he hoped to see it finished m three years but would not promise definitely. .He favoured the abolition of the Legislative Council. He regarded the north of Auckland as a fine country for dairying, which would be even better when the timber is cut out. He thought Ministers should travel and meet all the people, and know their wants. Next session legislation would be introduced giving the northern counties the royalty from the sales of timbor, etc. As New Zealand would ultimately become a great manufacturing centre, the Minister thought the water power should be harnessed for machinery purposes, etc. He strongly supported the present agreements on the land question. A vote of thanks and expression of confidence m the Government was carried;

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POLITICAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6573, 18 May 1905

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POLITICAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6573, 18 May 1905

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