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ELECTION NEWS. [By Telegraph.] (Our Own Correspondent.)

Meßsrs. Wilson and Btevenß have been nominated for the Manawatu seat, the former by Messrs. D. Buick and E. E. Kerslake, and the latter by Messrs. W. J. Batt and E. Lyons. [UNITED PKKBS ABBOOIATIOH.] Auckland, 25th November. Mr. J. M. Shera has accepted the requisition asking him to stand for Auokland oity, on condition that if elected he shall be free to resign when Sir George Groy is able to resume his position in the House. Mr. E. Withy has deolined to stand for Auckland oity. The Mayor of Auokland, Mr. J. H. Upton, was also asked to stand, bnt likewise deolined, on aooount of other publio as well as private duties. Mr. W. C. Castleton is announced as a oandidato for the Waikato, in opposition to Mr. John Bryoe. It is expected that Mr. J. B. Teasdale, of Te Awamutu, will also be a candidate for the seat. Mr. T. Thompson addressed the elector* of Auckland City to-night. He advooat«d a land and inoome tax, including a tax on bondholder's, and urged the necessity f6r drastic retrenchment. He received a vote of oonfidenoe. Christchurch, 25th November. To-day Messrs. Joyoe, M'Gregor, and Barnett were nominated for Aka.ro-,, and Mr. Tanner for Heathoote. Oamaru, 25th November. Mr. T. Dunoan was nominated to-day for the Oamaru electorate. Mr. Hislop will also be nominated, and the contest will be confined to these two. Mastkrton, This Dat. Messrs. George Beetham and A W. Hogg have been nominated for the Maßterton seat. OAMAarr, This Dat. The Hon. T. W. Hislop has been nominated for Oamaru. Dtjnbdin, This Dat. The Hon. T. Fergus has been returned unopposed for the Wakatipu distriot. Mr. Fisher addressed the Adelaide-road el oo tore at the Alhambra Hall last evening. There waß a very large attendance, and Mr. Francis Buck presided. Mr. Fisher said he rejoiced to find that he was still the bes abused man in Wellington. He contended that the present Government were the " squatters' friends, being influenced so much by Sir John -Hall and Mr. Ormond. He still maintained that the alleged surpluses of 1889 and 1890 were in reality defioienoies of £152,000 and £136,000 respectively. There must be reduced oost of government or increased taxation, and a Conservative Ministry always performed the latter. He advocated a land and income tax and the abolition of tho property tax. He defended the Civil Service, and produced Hansard to show he had supported the Te Aro Railway. Be oautioned his friendß againßt splitting up the party vote. A vote of confidence was carried unanimously. Mr. Fraaer addressed the eleotors of Wadestown last evening in the Sohoolroom, Mr. Morton in the obair. In the oonrse of his addreßs, he expressed the opinion that the rules of prooedura in the House should be revised on lines suggested by Mr. Withy, and said he was in favonr of Sir George Grey's Law Practitioners Bill and other reforms. He undertook to give his consistent support to measures introduced for these purposes, and, if necessary, to bring the matters forward himself. In reply to a question, he said he was in favour of a tax on the tickets issued by steamship companies. At the close of his address, Mr. Eraser reoeived a hearty vote of thanks. At a meeting held "by the Wellington Wharf Labourers' Union last night, Mr. F. Meyer in the ohair, it was resolved to support the Labour ticket as set up by the Parliamentary Committee. The following resolution was proposed by Mr. O. Neilson, and seconded by Mr. E. Skinner—" That in view of the number of candidates olaiming the labour vote, and in order to seoure a fair representation in the forthcoming Parliament, this meeting pledges itself to assist to return the three labour candidates who were first seleoted by representatives of the various Unions, Messrs T. K. Mocdonald, Fraser, and M'Lean " Messrs. Maodonald and M'Lean addressed the meeting, and explained their views, and at the conclusion each candidate reoeived a hearty vote of thanks and confidence. The nomination of Mr. Francis Henry Dillon Bell for the Wellington seat was received by the Returning Offioer yesterday. Mr. Bell was nominated by the following gentlemen :— William Frederick Parnns, Herbert Hill, James Lookie, Charles Edward Walter Willeston, John Ga.nns.way, W lliam Hort Levin, Charles Hill, John Holmes, and James Petherick, Jan. Mr. George Thomas London was nominated to-day for the Hutt by Messrs. James Kilminster, Belmont ; John Masters, Petone ; Robert Orr, Lower Hutt; James Atkinson Simpson, Petone; James Grove, Lower Hutt. Tfiis morning Mr. Robert Winter was nominated by Mtitsrs. George Hutton Poynter and Daniel Skinner. A meeting of Mitohelltown eleotors, after hearing an address from Mr. T. K. Macdonald last night, passed him a vote of thanks and confidence, on the motion of Mr. Spring, seconded by Mr. Hansen. Mr. W. M'Lean reoeived a similar oompliment from the Koiwarra electors, on the motion of Mr. Wainwright, seconded by Mr. Eagle. Members of Mr. Bell's different oomnittees are reminded that an important meeting will be held at Smart's Auotion Room, Manners-street, this evening, at 8 o'clock, when every member is requested to attend. Mr. Macdonald will address the electors this evening in the Primitive Methodist Schoolroom, Sydney-street. Mr. Duthie addresses the eleotors this evening at the Princess Theatre. Mr. Fraser addresses the eleotors this evening at the Karori schoolroom. Mr. I sard addresses the eleotors this evening at the sohoolroom, Horokiwi-road.

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ELECTION NEWS. [By Telegraph.] (Our Own Correspondent.), Evening Post, Volume XL, Issue 127, 26 November 1890

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ELECTION NEWS. [By Telegraph.] (Our Own Correspondent.) Evening Post, Volume XL, Issue 127, 26 November 1890

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