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TO THE ELECTORS OF THE PROVINCE OF WELLINGTON. Gentle jihn, AT the request of a considerable number of the electors of the province, I have been induced to come forward as a candidate for the :-uperintendency. Having for many years past advocated in the Provincial Council a line of policy opposed to that of the Government, my views are probably known to moat of you ; some of you may not have that information, and although my views are not altered, yet it may be advisable for me to state, for the information of those who have not hitherto taken an interest in politics, but who will, as I hope, do so now, those points of difference between the policy of those with whom I have always acted and that of the present Government. First, with reference to the licen&ing of the public lands, 1 hold the same opinions now as Mr. Hunter expressed in the session of ? 858— that the system ought to be altered so as not to prevent the settlement of jour land by freeholders, and by giving a fair tenure to the occupiers of really pastoral lands, to obtain from them a fair rent for the same. Next, I agree with the opinions expressed by Mr. Stokes in that session, that the auditors of the Provincial accounts should be independent of the Executive Government, because, as it is at present, the auditors are mere servants of the Government whose accounts they are called on to pass. 1 consider that the present regulations under which the- lands iv this Province are sold are unfair to purchasers, and injurious to the public interest. I should like to have all lands surveyed before they were put up for sale ; I should like the sales to be managed by an dpen laud beard as at Canterbury ; and I should like that a'l lands put up at auction at ss. should be birtable for by all persons who choose to bid, and not alone by those who put up the land and pay a deposit. I entirely dissent from the policy of the Government iii sending money away from the province to introduce immigrants (except assisted immigrants). I believe that policy has entailed a large debt on us j I think it is better to offer your land as an inducement, instead of money, and retain your money for the purpose of making roads. &c. I believe that you would soon entice into this province such n number of sterling settlers as would make your population equal to any other province in New Zealand, and place you in a -position to be regardless of native disturbances. If you were to permit bona fide settlers to occupy your public lands, say from 80 to 640 acres, under leases from 10 to 14 years, with a right to purchase, by this means you would get the full value of your land, and allow the settler to go on it with the full advantage of his capital whatever it might be. I have no desire to cut down the salaries of those persons in office who do an equivalent duty ; yet I think we have no right to throw our funds away on ignorance and iucompetence. It seems to me that nothing more wants attention than the causes why our engineering works, made at great expense, are generally either inefficient for the purposes for which they are made, or are so badly constructed as to be incapable of even remaining in existence for a few short months. As to the Native Question, I believe that for the benefit of the natives and our own we must cause the law to be supreme over both races alike. I have never opntemplated enforcing anything but equal justice ; and until that is obtained, or, perhaps, I may say enforced, I believe that do peace will be established in this Island. If you should elect me as your Superintendent, I shall endeavor always to act up to the principles and policy I have now and on former occasions expressed. I wish to give you a chance to endeavor to carry into effect true constitutional principles. I shall, if elected, not dictate to or domineer over the Council. If it should happen that I could not agree with an Executive chosen from the Council in any important matter, I should immediately resign and appeal to you. I am, Gentlemen, Your obedient Servant, C. B. BORLASE. Wellington, Feb. 18, 1865.

E CAMPBELL, CUBA STREET, Kespectfully intimates to the I adies of Wellington and its vicinity that, to make room for her New Winter Goods, s ie is now SELLING OFF HER WHOLE STOCK, Consisting of Bonnets, Bonnet Fronts, Felt and Straw Hats, Flowers, Ribbons, Collars, Sleeves, Ladies' Dress Pieces, Oloth and Tweed Mantles, &c, &c. AT PRICES MUCH UNDER COST. Best Iloy'.e's print, lod ; Ilorrock's best long cloths, Is 2d ; flannels, Is loda yard. TyjICHOLSON'S FURNITURE MART, Adjoining the New Market, CUBA STUEET. N.B. — Funerals, &c, undertaken.

ORIENTAL BAY BAKING ESTABLISHMENT. JOHN WATSON, JUN., BREAD AND BISCUIT BAKER, Oriental Bay. Families Waited on for Orders.

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 3, Evening Post, Issue 12, 21 February 1865

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