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DUNEDIN. 16th December.

The nomination for Dunedin took place to-day. The following-^are the names proposed and the 1 show Of hands : — Stout, 149 ; Macandrew, 97 ; Macasaey 89-; Arm--strong, 76 ; Laraach, 30 ; Grant, 23 ; Reynolds, 15 ; Fish, 16. A poll was demanded by Mr. Reynolds. It is stated that Mr. Macassey will retire in favor of Mr. Larnach, and contest Caversham. Mr. Reynolds, if unsuccessful in Dunedin, will try Roslyn. Mr. Jameß Mills will very likely come forward for the Port. The polling takes place on Monday. Mr. Macandrew speaks in the drillshed on Tuesday. 17th December. Scarlet fever has broken out at Auderson's Bay ; the school has been closed and examinations indefinitely postponed. . Sbeps were taken last evening to form a Church Society of the Diocese of Dune.lin. A number of resolutions were carried, but the meeting could not agree as to the committee of management.' A man named Hilden has entered an action against Mr. Street, clerk to the Resident Magistrate's Court, to recover £500 damages for false" imprisonment. Hilden was arrested and imprisoned for a debt he had paid, hence the action. Mr. Macassey, barrister, who is a candidate for Dunedin, spoke at great length last night. He advoe .ted separation with two provinces for this island. The General Government (if Canterbury were not willing to assume the responsibility) to have charge of Nelson, Marlborongh, and Westland, and to provide for them out of the eonsoli- j dated revenue. There was no .oessity whatever for Otago to extend „- <» boundaries beyond the Waitaki. The people of Otago would be quite content with the boundaries of their Province as at present. He advocated a modification of the Provincial iorm of Government, in-so-far as the legislative powers of Provit cial Councils were concerned, considering that these legislative powers should be taken away. The usual' Vote of confidence was passed. It is Btated to-day, on the very best authority, that Stout, Macandrew, and Larnach, will run together for Dunedin, and keep out Reynolds, if possible. Larnach has issued his address, and declares himself a centralist, but the provincialist party would support him rather than let Reynolds get in. Mr. Bradshaw has positively decided not to seek re-election for Wakaia. It is just possible that he too may- stand for the city. Thomas Dick is spoken of for Port Chalmers in the provincial interest. The Horticultural Show in the Royal Arcade was a great success. A fashionable concert concluded the proceedings.

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DUNEDIN. 16th December., Evening Post, Volume XII, Issue 145, 17 December 1875

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DUNEDIN. 16th December. Evening Post, Volume XII, Issue 145, 17 December 1875