In this constituency the issue to our mind is quite as clear as in Parnell. It is pretty well admitted by all who are not blinded by partizan feeling, that the real fight lies between Messrs Tole and Withy, and wa would again appeal . strongly to the electors who wish to see local manufactures encouraged, the rate of wages sustained, and employmentfound for the thousands now walking about, not to let their votes be cast in a manner that will really defeat the object which they wish to see achieved. By voting for Mr Garratt they are really voting for Mr Withy, whose declarations against tariff assistance to local industry have been of the most uncompromising character. However much disposed to vote for Mr Garratt upon personal grounds some protectionists may feel, they must see the folly of splitting the vote, thereby letting in a member who has declared war to the knife against their cause. On the grounds of consistent and able public service, and long Parliamentary experience, Mr Tole ia entitled to support. He has been a thorough-going Liberal, and was almost the only lawyer in the House who voted for Sir George Grey's Law Practitioners' Bill, throwing open the profession to free comp»tU««% Vs#*
stupendous efforts that are being put forth to defeat him by the Conservative Press of the city and the Tory party should warn all Liberal electors, and get their backs up. Never in our experience have we known a member's public services more grossly misrepresented. Let Newton send back its answer in unmistakable terms by returning Mr Tole with a substantial majority. Mr Withy is a comparatively new arrival. Threo years devoted to the quiet study of the colony, its institutions, history and requirements, will improve him very much, and when he next comes,before the electors we may find his views more in harmony with colonial ideas. Auckland cannot afford to lose Mr J. A. Tole from its phalanx, and we commend him to the care of the Newton electors.
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Auckland Star, Auckland Star, Volume XVIII, Issue 224, 24 September 1887
NEWTON. Auckland Star, Volume XVIII, Issue 224, 24 September 1887
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