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Speaking at Lyttelton on Friday night, Mr Joyce said ho would like to pay a tribute of respect to the Premier, Sir Harry Atkinson, who had done more for the masses of New Zealand during the past eighteen months than lie had done during the whole of his career as a public man. Ho (the speaker) condemned the Representation Act of 1887, which he considered a disgrace to those who assisted to pass it; warmly approved of last session’s tariff; wanted the property tax reduced, and a tax put on absentee landholders and the big squatters; would strongly support nn amendment in the Rules of Procedure, particularly in the direction of limiting members’ speeches *, and was opposed to tho San Francisco mail subsidy. Mr Joyce expressed the opinion that tho colony was not big enough for Sir H. Atkinson, who should bo given our Agent-Generalship, and Sir F. I). Bell appointed Governor of New Zealand. A vote of thanks and of renewed confidence was carried.

Mr M'Kenzie, the member for Waihcmo, addressed his constituents in tho SeaclitT Schoolhouse on Friday evening last, some forty persons being present. Mr James De Clifford was voted to the chair. Mr M'Kenzie spoke for an hour and a-half, and was listened to very attentively. After traversing the same ground as at Waikouaiti, Mr M'Kenzie declared that he was a supporter of the Stout-Vogel policy, and would be found assisting any Government in power to retrench. Mr M'Kenzie answered a number of questions, after which Mr B. Irwin moved, and Mr C. H. Ross seconded—“ That tho member receive a vote of thanks and confidence for his address as member for the district." The motion was carried unanimously, Mr M'Kenzie returned thanks, and the usual compliment having been awarded to the chairman the meeting closed. Mr M'Kenzie spoke at tho schoolhouse, Merton, on Thursday evening last, and received a vote of thanks and confidence.

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PRE-SESSIONAL., Issue 7929, 10 June 1889

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PRE-SESSIONAL. Issue 7929, 10 June 1889

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