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THE NOMINATIONS.

"The noiaiEatioai of some of the candidate* for the pt-neral election took place at noon. Appended are report.-. -wf ii*e pic<e«.-d»«p-»:— j CUHI.STCUUBCH SOUTH. This nomination took place at theOddJ*lkm(T H*lL and the interest evinced in the elections *a- *hown by the very large aJlendamv.; be hail beinir tilled. As each candidal <• root on to the stage he was grwted wit 11 -liwrs and hisses, each party entljtt*la.<i-al!y applaedingits man and at tie «same Tiin«* expressing its disapprobation of hi*, opponents. Aβ will be seen. the meeting w-.> somewhat disorderly at LientL-Co!. Lkax presided as Returning Officer, »■•*«! Urirtly asked the electors to support hiia In keeping order, and bis duty would then be a simple one. He would aor read the writ- <Ueut-Col?Lean then read the writ.) He would now ask duly aaaiif}<-d •-.'•actors to propose candidates. Jlr J. G. Hawlet said that he came forward to propose a candidate who deserved the honor they wished to confer *n him. He bad been ttwil in the public service and had not l*-en found wanting. If they retained him. he would go to Wellington and do his duiv to Chpstchureh South and 2J«w Zeal&sd in general. (Applause.) He Mir wpoposed Mr Aaron Ayers as a candidate for (. -v Utchurch South. Mr Wo .» seconded the notninatiou. Mr Ayer* h?ui been tried for some years, and be ought now to be put in the lead of the Scatc coach. He seconded the nomination. Mr "%'. A. Jewbu. proposed Mr Eden j Gears*. <Appl*use,» He wished to say a i Srw words a* to canvassing which had beea going on. He had had a requisition to him to sign. and. had signed it. He u*d also consented to support 3ar PercetsL CA Voice—* 4 You would sign anything.*") He bad not then beard Mr Eden George speak, but after he bad he could not bat > a*e for him. (Interruption, and a Voice—" Yau an? a turncoat/ > What he wauled to impress on them was that they s&ould hear all >ides before promisiug their TOtea. (Interruption.) Mr Rcddenklau said he liad pleasure tn proposing Mr W. B. IVrvtiu. (Api&aaaeJ) Mr Perrpval w.-w a young man *nd a yoaxig politician, with no political am» to answer for. As far as lie had seen of Mr PereevaT* career, especially as re- ; garded the West Coast railway —(applause) —be had done good scrrii-e. If they «ieet#d Mr Peerce val, hi- would do his batit, to farther the intemtU of that railway. ! Mr Perceval wae not only the j —Cfcppi»n»f and interruption)—of the can-1 diddles, but be had roercy and youth to carry on the work, iir did not support Mr Perceral because he was a supporter of the Gorerniaent- lie should have done so if be bad come forward in the Opposition interest. <AppJaa.*e and interruption.) In UMwe depressed times they wanted Rood nea to represent them, and he said they bad a good ni&n in Mr Perreral. (Apfiaeee and **7:&ie.~) He would now propose Mr PereeraL (Appbtu?*.) Mr Dakks canw forward to second the ttominaiiaa. They wanted sood men to rr-pn-xnt tbern in Parliament, no that wmemmur* might he brooght forward which woraid enable employment to be given to their wilting liaaa*. In the pnhlic Press test night—ilnterrepUonV. Hγ- had now pleoearr in seconding the nomination of Mr PrrcevaL (Appbujse. • Mr C. Gttf. who w»« rweiTed with kl««ea asd proems propoeted Mr H. Thom«oo, bet fits remark* were entirely in•ed&ir. owing to the interruptions. , Mr 11. B. l*axx, wtto vras similarly reorfred, aserotaded ti*e nomination in 4smb fcbow, as tbe rpfwrters coaid not bears word. The RsrrKxrfa Orrtocß then calied for * show of hand* for (trh candidate, and derlam! it to br in faror of Mr Perceval. This ftßßoencentTOt was received with load applause. Mr A. Attrs t hr« tame forward amid great interruption, aod said he thought tamt hewoald be coasahuip their interests ba being brief. <Applausr.) To attempt t« O*T m BTTjofms of the political questießSOt the day would iflkr far too much Hsk. (AppimM'.) Safikr it to say that Ik came forward to pUr»- his services at their disposal as irprasrataiive of Christ«Jißitih Sooth - ttnterruptkHi)— and he bad eoafldencr tbry would select him. lalcrrcptioa.) ile had lived amongst them for tweaty-arrea years—(interrnp4toa) momt of which bad heen spent in tbdrweiikt. (latcrrnptkin.) He had had tm wo/fTftlt to tin-in for tarir rontidence as a pahQe mas aod «CRin. and it liad , aeett repowed in him. If public service lead any effect on the foclin&s of the «lee- ' tin — (mterrnp?»aa> — an be l*lieved it weeld—|fst«?rßpski«^—tie bad no fear of fcow bis case wobid cotuc c«t on the poll- j Mr Bzsbs t»W was received ' with ciM«rs, «&id he vtanid not at- j tempt to praise hinisclC lit* had ' tbem long, itor «o;ild be ' fiared bin Ttcm> before thetn on political i ■abject*,ami b* would adurr-s-s them apain ' faa tint ball. Hr would fii>.i tmeltT place j ' krfctre tbera h-< platform. This was re- ] trearJuaeat, «-D«-ocmcfiu«nit to local indus- ( ! trir*. cfiwatlon of borrou ing. moderate j ereitert km, aiwl {!»*• rotn p!et icn of t he Weet ' Ce«e>* RadlwmT. Thi* v.i* his platform, * jutd be woaU pTombw tlieni if they came ta hi* but tutn-rinp to oddrt~«<' them ' -a* all lisesae eublects. «Applause.) l Be hoped thvj would route And hear J Max, »ad ifX' tiiaiiu aud not money J win tail election. An imputstkict ba4 beer, ctxdr against him that he I wm» wiTltng Iα pe-tinc if hi* expcitsrs iren? , fttUL (latwrtjptkw.* fie had received • two offer* of brit«---<app!a«s* and inter- - TBptiont—«nd be would prove that the l host titifae bad eniatuttrd fremi friends of ( Mr Perceval nnd interrup- \ tkm.t Hedidnottnowt»betlwrthe»ebribes * mm dfreet or indirect. * Interruption.) * Hrbid not taarie—fmtrmiplion»■--a cow- J juntfy attack—«int«nmptioc» -Mr IVrreval " »ra» hrrf —6E:«rrnpUo»» a»<! rw«ild con- j trmsliet it. <lnicrr«p<i<»nJ He would a>k ; fc*» frteedik-Hirnf-sot "Tiiiif" and interrup- I IVrwral fmtemiptirtn*- He Made tls* sUteroent to Mr Perceval's face, j l mtbatbeeouM cot dear it. and be (Mr 1 €emsxi did ex ht« Tnck. (Re- | J ami mserroptMmj Caknel Lauiit -OaJSriwn Let n* bear wi»t Use gemlftruui U*>« u> say. <Ap- : ' fJaawte. I Mr Gkirce tix"; went on at»3*» Jeterrnptlcsß to *ay that Mr PerceTal wi there to ctmxvadtet hisMatcmeat. Mr Bks2 bad come to bira one rooming that wir«k, a&d »afei he «ra*d bay«- £tflO if b« - J retired — ftDterraptfoa, and trie* ** He's * v •enne of yottr omra rom'i -well, be was told. I "• 'Intfrntptionl. Heaicsthav wfiar he had ; F *■- >»y— &e*t was one "< 1 M* Oonuairr*•. <Intt>rru|>;{on.> If they • a giv* him iwo «as tin: h» ' o <Int«rrcj«iaa.» iU had ' t!

offered two bribes—{interrupt toa>—but he 11 had said, and he now repeated it. I that be would not rctSrv! for a thousand pounds iAjv's^' , interruption.) r lie had asVrV.f Mr Parry, who had brought t the Ja-t offer of a hril*:, to trace it out for J him *j tfc: i L-3 rould publicly, give the 1 name. (int<Tniption.» 'lie wished Mr 1 Verx oval to place with his £2130, and if ' htMMr George» could prove that the bribe j came from Mr IV-rival's side, the money ! should be forfeited. (Applause and inter- < ruptioii > . . ' Mr Perceval, who was received with loud hisses, and applause, came. . forward, but v.ds unable for some seconds to c»-t a hearincr. ~ Col. \a:\s : Vo.j have heard one side; In fairne.s.-. hear the other. . Mr I'Kiuj: vai. said that he would just tell themabcut.the accusation of Mr George. Xeitlier him-rlf or any raenilier of hisCoin-niirtv-R with his sanction had made such aii oiler.—ilnternmtion.)—All he Knew [ wasihat out- of iir Georges Committee i c-usii- TOiinil u> his Committee and asked if an arr-.-.n-At-mvia could 1« made to pay Mr Gw;c.< wlseii he would n-tirv. <Ai. s .l»u--.. Hi* Coiniuittee de- ; <:U:u<l to h.iv«- aiivrhiiitf to do with the ! m?.t;or. <Appiau-.-.* lb.it was all he w«,al«i sitv . n thU p.«int let him I thank th.-ni mo>: Lvartily for placing him tat the iu-.,.l or .««•- of hands that «L.y. a Voice- Well put vo i it. » was before fhe-n Ir was threefold, viz., economy, ■.i.i.l K.t< ."K-i West Coast Railway. ' tL«»na api)'aii*»M U«" would support i rhe tioverament, so lon« as tb.v carried out their promises. His I fount? »;.* a ir;-c-.»lor, comprising the ' three i«ints he had mentioned. The ! Stout Vo«cl Gov.rmnentwas the ffSS^ and he iLvked them to fi S nt under that lunner. and enable him to plant it on the ritadel of South Chrlstchiirch. (Applause.) ' Mr II Tn»».MSi»x who, on coming for- ! ward, vxs nct-ived with interruption, 1 groaning, a.-id lasses, said he w;is qmte ! nrvifcircd to take ihe decision of the elecsor4atthe baUot-!wx-;interruptioH>-but iit seemed to him to bejunmanfy on their i part to nrfu*.; »o uive a candidate a heari in;.' -Untcrrnptioii.. He would not detain them losv :,v!t wuM ask them to allow LLim to call their atten ion to thefact that jlii-iplutforra *a* we r ll kiiown-(at this staffs t-h«ru »to-s renewed niterruptjon, ! rrmtaiu;; the speaker inaudible, amidst j which Mr Thomson retired.) Air Ha\vu.v then demanded a poll on behalf of Mr Ar<-r>, and paid the requisite j deiwtit. , . -j The tandidaU-s also paid ' over the tle.|>osi:s. The Ueturnini; OlV.cer announced that a poll would" Ims taken on September_a>th, and the proceedings terminated with a vote of thanks to the Returning Oflicer.

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THE NOMINATIONS., Press, Volume XLIV, Issue 6859, 17 September 1887

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THE NOMINATIONS. Press, Volume XLIV, Issue 6859, 17 September 1887

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