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Mr Menteath, M.H.R. for Te Aro, will address his constituents on Thursday. He intends dealing with colonial matters generally and from a broad standpoint, and saying little on merely local topics. His speech is expected to be an interesting one, Mr Eden George, a candidate for Christchurch North, addressed a crowded meeting at the Theatre Royal last night. He declared himself a Protectionist, in favor of local option, a modified Hare system of election, and reduction in the number of members. A vote of confidence was passed, but many present did not vote. Mr Samuel Charles Jolly, another candidate, addressed a smaller but disorderly meeting at the Oddfellows’ Hall. The meeting was evidently disposed to look on his candidature as a joke, and interrupted him continually. He announced himself as the working men’s candidate, A vote of thanks only was passed.

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PRE-SESSIONAL., Issue 7912, 21 May 1889

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PRE-SESSIONAL. Issue 7912, 21 May 1889

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