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THE LATE MR. D. BUICK, M.P.

RESOLUTION OF • SORROW BY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

"That this House records its high sense of the faithful services rendered to New Zealand by the late M.r. David Buick, member for Palmerston North, ,and .respectfully tenders to his 'family ijthe .assurance ;'of its;-sincere; sympathy with them in their bereavement."

In these terms the Prime Minister moved on the reassembling of the House of Representatives yesterday. Mr. Maseey said that Mr. Buick was a man of strong character and outspoken opinions,! and never left anyone in doubt aa to his position on, public questions. He was never a vote-catcher, and was very popular with members.,: He was a patron of racing, and always out to win, and his colours were very popular, and were often carried to victorj He had lost his-wife about'ayear ago, and the loss had greatly affected his lift), and members had had the greateßt sympathy with him The honest, straightforward, sound, common aense of Mr. .Buick would always ensure a kindly memory for him among the members of the House. . •

Sir Joseph Ward said that Mr. Buick was a rugged man, with a most kindly heart. Although he had been on the opposite side in politics, he had always found Mr Buick a generous opponent, stni such meji. would always be missed from the House.

Mr. G. Hunter, ref ering to the popularity of the dark green jacket and pink cap of Mr. Buick, said that he well remembered the-- pleasure that the late member had felt when his mare Tangimoana won the Hawkes Bay Cup In 1909, and possibly it was even a greater pleasure t< him when the mare won the Manawatu Cup in 1908. His colours were popular, because he was always a straight sportsman, and one who had done his best to make racing worthy to be called the sport of kings.' x Sympathetic reference to Mr. BuickV career was made by Mr. W. H. Field and the Hon. T M.. Wilford. •' / The motion was carried and the House adjourned. • In the Legislative Council, Sir Francis Bell made similar sympathetic and eulogistic references to the late Mr. Buick, and the Council adopted a motion of sympathy and appreciation of the deceased member's services.

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THE LATE MR. D. BUICK, M.P., Evening Post, Volume XCVI, Issue 123, 20 November 1918

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THE LATE MR. D. BUICK, M.P. Evening Post, Volume XCVI, Issue 123, 20 November 1918

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