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RANGITATA.

The nomination of candidates for Ratigitata took place at noon yesterday. Mr Jameson, the Returning Officer, presided, and about 150 persons were present. The proceedings throughout were most orderly.

Mr Thwatte proposed and Mr Duxr.or seconded Mr William Palmer.

Mr J. R. Flatmax, in proposing Mr S. Buxtqn, spoke at length. The electors, he saidj wanted a mixture of classes in the House as well as on local bodies. Speaking as a farmer, they had the power in their own hands to send one of themselves, -who would represent them fairly, and do justice to high and low, rich and poor. He differed from Mr Rolleston on the education question. The country was not in a position to afford higher education. It was not Mr Rolleston the electors objected to, but his persistent following of Major Atkinson's party, or otherwise Mr Rolleston v.-o»ld be returned without opposition. He believed the country wan red a ne'.r lot in the House.

Mr W. S. Maslix seconded Mr Buxtons nomination. Mr JJaxton might not be ".1 tiiar was desired, out he was honest ami siraightfonvard. Mr Rolleston was a jroou mm," but the electors did not believe in ! Ma'or Atkin-ou and Sir -John Hall. It Mr j RoHeston weiv retained The country would j have a repetition of tiic policy pursued bo- j fore br that party, lie did not believe m the Hall-Atkinson policy of reduction of H' percent, .in the Civil Service, which was . unfair to men of small salaries of f.s a day. The present Government did not "reduce salaries of £150 downwards. hul reduced all above i hal. a mount: in proportion to wri;;; they nivive. Mr Rollesroa. for a !<-w weeks work in the House, rook his KtO guineas, i -ainc down to Geraldine. ami said the honorarium was too hi-rh, which showed <v lack of consistency. He thought Mr Koil.'ston should get a few years re.st from [he House. Mr Githu.-. of r..>n.irbi':u'h, Ashburton. next proposed the Hon. \V. Kolleston, and he spoke .sirnnicly aiiiiinsi the stout-Vogel Government. ' He Considered (that the panacea for the evii> brought about by rheir Government would Ik- to return j sucb men as Mr Holiest on. It was no use sfiulini; men with no political experience lo the House. He had been there one session, and he felt like a child, because, he did not know thing* which he to know. Mr Kolk-.ston knew what he was about. He had served Canterbury for twenty-live years faithfully. He had fought many election battles in Canterbur v. and was never beaten. A more clean handed man never served the colony i in politics. (Applause.) i Mr H. H. PKAnroi.Ni seconded Mr Holleston's nominal ion. He agreed with ; what Sir had said, aud was opposed i to the Stoiit-Vogcl Government. Sir .). Vosjcl came with a loud trumpet as the saviour of the* country. He had not saved the country, and tiie sooner they #ot rid of him the better. The other two candidates were new chums in politics. They acknowledge they knew nothing about politics. The country wanted now tried men. I\o one could stand up like -Mr KolJoston with such unblemished chaiactcv. They had trusred him before, and he hoped the electors would do so again. No more candidates were nominated. I The. KeturniiifiOmrer cnlled for a show of hands, whicli resulted as follows: — Palniei- .. .. .. ..0 Huxtoii .. .. .. .. 21 KoUestun siß ' Mr Fi.atmax, on behalf of Mr Buxton, demanded a pull. The Keturiiinj; Oilieer declared that the poll would be taken on Monday, September •jJOth. Mr Palmkk then came forward and expressed his views. In the critical state of the country it was desirable to change the constitution of tiie House. Year aft or year they have heeu dilly-dallying:, getting the country worse into debt. He considered the Stout-Yoj?el Government were doing the best for the country, and, if elected, would support them. Mr BrxroN favored medium protection for the country, and would support the Stout-Youvl Ministry. Although not well educated, iike ?ilr Itolleston or Mr Grigg, he possessed common sense, and if elected his vote would be as good as INir Hoi-

leston's. If he found Sir K. Stout, or Sir J. Vogel doing wron.ir he should tell them of it. He would do lii.< bnst honestly and for the good of the country. Mr Koi.i-Kskin" said lie was glad to find

himself on the platform to-day. It had taken a long time to get there, but the closing scene of tlie election was drawing nigh. He had explained public matters during his addresses. He had occupied

his time in discussing publii* matters, and had not said anything about- himself or his opponents. Sir Ruxton, on the other hand, said a good deal regarding private conversations between them, and also on natural history, especially about die monkey. He (Mr .KoUeston)' had not. taken \ip the time of the public with such trivial matters. J-Ie rook the opportunity to thank the electors for tlieir patient hearing at all his meetings, and the representatives of the press for correctly reporting his speeches. He was not before the electors to represent Sir J. Vogel or this or that i«lass. Mr Buxtou said he represented the. fanning interest. He (Mr Kollcston) represented not this class in particular, but all classes. He was no namby-pamby wishy-washy politician, especially in regard to medium protection. He was a freetrader. He spoke at length on the actions of the Vogel Government, and said there were one or two things spoken against him in the district. He was not a squatter, as represented. No man was more responsible for the land laws now on the statute book than he was. Their liberality was owing to him as their framer. The Stout-Vogel Government took them up as their own. Mr Buxton posed as a friend of the working man. He (Mr Rolleston) represented all classes. It was not part of his policy to reduce wages. He had seen no reason to change his political i opinions or turn his back on his political I friends. If elected he would do all in his : power for the good of the district and colony. He should again address the j electors on the land laws and education j prior to the day of the polling. A vote of thanks to the Returning Officer terminated the proceedings.

[press association tet.k«ra.m.J WAIMATE, September 10. Messrs W. J. Steward, C. V. Clarke, and J. Manchester, were nominated. MILTON, September 10. For Bruce. Messrs Reid and Anderson were nominated. The show of hands was. in favor of Mr Reid. MATAURA, September 16. For the Mataura, Messrs G. l< , . Richardson and J. Mclntosh were nominated; and for Hokonui, Messrs C. Cowan and A. Baldey.

XAPIER, September 16. Messrs J. D. Ormond and J. Ivess were nominated to-day for Napier. Mr Ormond speaking from the hustings said he was an opponent of the Ministry, and the voice at the country at this moment showed that already they were a Government of the past. Mr Ivess said he was a supporter of the Ministry who had done so much for the industrial classes. Immense crowds surrounded the hustings, and the roofs and balconies of the houses opposite. The show of hands was four to three in favor of Mr Ormond. A poll was demanded. PALMERSTON NORTH, Sept, 16. The nominations for Manawatu were Messrs D. H. Macarthur and L. G. West. The latter had the show of hands. A poll was demanded. The proceedings were pretty lively. Wellington. September ie.e The nominations for the district of Wellington South and suburbs took place today. Messrs J. Coombes and C. B. Izard were nominated. The show of hands was in favour of Mr Izard. A poll was demanded.

THE HDTT, September 16. At the Hutt nomination to-day Mr H. S. Fitzherbert and Mr Tlios. Mason were proposed. The show of hands was in faror of Mr Mason. A poll was demanded.

MOTUEKA, September 19, Nominations for the Motueka electorate were Messrs Richmond Hursthouse and John Kerrj

WAIHEMO. September IG. The nominations were Messrs J. C. Buckland and J. McKeuzie. The show of hands was in favor of the latter.

BLENHEIM, September 16. Messrs Henry Dodson, George Henderson and Sutherland John Macalister were nominated as candidates for the Wairau seat. A poll was demanded.

OAMARU, September 16. The nomination for the Waitaki electorate took place to-day at Pukeuri. Mr T. Duncan, the late member, and Mr John Reid, an opposition candidate, were nominated. There was little interest exhibited The show of hands was three for Mr Duncan and live for Mr Reid. A poll waa demanded on behalf of Mr Duncan.

INVERCARGILL, September 10. To-day. Messrs J. Hatch, J. W. Mitchell, H. Jaggers, 11. Feldwick, and C. W. Tanner were nominated. A poll was demanded by Mr Hatch. Mr Mitchell only announced himself to-day.

The nominations for Awarua were Messrs J. W. Bain, G. Froggatt, and J. G. Ward. The .show of hands was in favour of Mr Ward. A poll was demanded. AUCKLAND, September 16. The nominations for the Bit}- of Islands took place to-day at Russell. Messrs John Lundon and R. Hobbs were nominated. The show of hands was in favor of Mr Hobbs. and a poll was demanded.

The nominations for Waipa received at Hamilton wero Major Jackson, Mr F. Campbell, Mr J. Twisdale and Mr D. Maxwell. The show <if hands was in fivvor of Major .Tarkson. A t>oll was demanded. j NEW PLYMOUTH, September 16. The nominations for the New Plymouth district took place to-day, the proceedings lasting six hours. The show of bands resultedas follows :—Mr O. Samue.f, 39 ; Mr Smith, 3S; Mr DockrelJ, 11. The fourth candidate, Mr Snell, retired in favor of Mr Smith. A poll was demanded. NAPIER, September 16. For Hawkc"* Bay, Captain Russell and Mr Arthur Desmond were nominated. A very large number of hands were held up for Captain Russell, and none for Mr Desmond, who asked his supporters not to hold up their hands. Niue-tvnths of those firesent. however, voted for Captain j Jusseil. A poll was demanded. I

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RANGITATA., Press, Volume XLIV, Issue 6859, 17 September 1887

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