9be scene in the vicinity of the Richmond Scbooihoose at noon yesterday showed that coosiderabJe interest was being taken ia the limraod nanitoattan. There were «aHy S3) people present. Mr H. R. Smith jvealded as Kettuning Oftkc-r, and. having read the writ authorising the election of a eemJeman to represent th- Lanwood iaeetarate in the Hou-eof Representatives, oaUedanaar «.lettcr .a nominate a candi-
jfe J. T. Smith said he had the honor to aominate Mr Daniel Reese—^groans)—as a proper and «-nitat>le persons to represent linwood. Mr Reese hid already repre•eoted the district, and he had thereby acquired experience, which went far *, jrxeal deal. (Groan* and hear, tear.) He wm addressing men from large manufactories. They did not want aany apprentices in their workshops, the same thing applied to politics. (Groans and applause.) They were indebted to Mr Reese aad those who had voted with him. ia defeating rhe taxation proposals of the Gorernioent. «Ir.torraptton.) They must Kβ la tor mrenchini'rjt instead of such iwatry taxation. «hit«»rrt:ption mid a VoBCJE yooßoirtirt >koeTvots all day."*) That ewtduct* he thought was unmanly. (A Ymcm— " Will vaa get down.l He had Kreat pJeas«trt> in nomin&thig Mr Reese. Ml 3. ABE*rTjoMP.iE had great pleasure in «eeondiag Mr Rce<e"> nomination. Mr W. MnvHEix leave to rsoiui- *««»* Mr A. Loughrvy — (applause and KTOftaa) —as dbeir candidate. He had Known Mr Loctghrey many years, and he «a ear* mny promises be hart made would he folly carried oat. He woald leave Mr taeghrey ia their hands, feeling satisfied ka woeld be returned at the head of the feeMr T. SrAPLrros* seconded, and «-n----4ened what Mr Mitchell had said.
Mr "W~ HL Cooks hid the pleasure to propose Mr Ftesher. (Hear, hear, and jgroan&.) Mr Flesher had occupied public offices la the district, aad discharged his detiesabiy. Mr WtLsoN beaged to second that nomi italaan. He thought that nominations irere igmt farce. <A Voice—"So they are.") Tee man who vms elected should personafiy go against nominations; it was a great waste of nioaev, and a great farce. He knew Mr was the right man —(bear. hear, and groans*—asd foe had -mndti pkasure ia seconding litiii.
Mr P. B. Sapsfohd rose to propose Mr *Mr Partridge seconded his own nomination. He felt he had got a duty to perform, tji, that of benefiting the workfnsr clawos. He would raise his voice araiast the coercion that had been carried ont under the Ballot Act. He then declared his, intention of addressing them at a futare date. (A Voice—'- And you II "er a vote of no confidence. *") ° Retcr-VI-vh Officer then called for a sho-.v of han.ls for the candidates, and
declared it as follows:— Mr A. Lon-fhrcy .- •-• JJK MrFJesher Wj Mrl). Reese M MrPartrid«e .. -. •• .? .. * The Returnixg-Officer then said that Mr Flesher demanded a poll, which would he taken on the iCth inst., and would in declared at noon on the following day at the Richmond schoolroom. He then called jon the candidates to deposit the sum 01 £10. which was done. . , ! Mr D. Reese said he had represented I th'-n previously and he hoped many who : had held up their hands against him i would v*te for him on the polling day.
measure which he had voted against | ud " heen condemned throoßhoat.the »lonv. He felt sure that the Stout- Vogel Government would soon be no more. It mattered not to him who *?* «P°*t£ so long as they legislated the J*™*"* nroperlv. Whilst he was .a member, Xr than let hN vote go to increase the burden of taxation he preferred to lose was received with cheers *aid he was not in favor of borrowing «n!ess for the completion of -.vnrks already commenced which were ex Dvcred to yield some return. He was m Hvor of retrenchment and of an industrial p.,Siev. and he thought the tariff should te arranged *o as to encouragelocal industries. He Would encourage settlement on the lands, and would help it by any means in his power. He was in favor of a united Canterbury, which could co-ope rate wit* (he repriijntatives of Nelson asdWestland to complete the Midland Railway. (Ap NitiiiL who was received with
cheem andL eroans. said he would indicate i-U pTatforiu briefly. First economy, and fftKßi-hmpnt in the management of public £Wv£ S«on«i, maintaining onr pnmary 'ed Third, the settlement of the workin? <•!•«*-•* on the land so !!, to relioic a unemployed difficul- !\ \- Fourth. the discreet adiust- , .ai-nt of tut- tariff to encourage local 1 Fifth, united action on the PTtofrh- Canterbury members to comi n-'.fe the Midland Railway. Sixth, loyal ■ WniMrt to t'.u- Stout-Vogel Government. ! KJ 'Ijoh-'I'I his views were in accord with the niajoritv of the electors, and asked I :h«"ii to return him at the head of the i do!!. (Hear, hear.) Mr Pahtr:w;e said the other three can ; dilites had a majority over him in the j show of hands. He said two of them j were never supporters of the Midland Kail-
vrav. He would not detain tnem now, uui address them during the week. Mr Waxskv came forward, amidst applause, and said lie felt a few words were ant- from him. He had been ill during the iiust sis; woeks, and was not fit to represent them if they returned him. He therefore apologised for not having gone further in the matter, and got down amidst cheers. Mr Fi.EsHEB moved and Mr Reese seconded a vote of thanks to the Rettimint; Officer, which was carried amidst cheer*, and the proceedings terminated.
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LINWOOD, Press, Volume XLIV, Issue 6861, 20 September 1887
LINWOOD Press, Volume XLIV, Issue 6861, 20 September 1887
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