United Press Association —By Electric Telegraph.
Wellington, July 13
At its sitting last night the Farmers' Union Conference amended the rule relating to subscriptions so as to permit branches to adopt a graduated scale.
The third day's sitting began thi3 morning. It was resolved " that any alteration in the franchise for the election of local bodies be strenuously opposed." There was a lengthy debate on the subject, and the speakers did not mince their worda in condemning the "unwarrantable demand" of those who sought to enlarge the county franchise.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXI, Issue 6620, 13 July 1905
Farmers' Union. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXI, Issue 6620, 13 July 1905
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