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Mr Scobie Mackenzie addressed the electors at Ida Valley last night. He had a most enthusiastic reception, and a vote of confidence was passed without a question being asked. He dealt chiefly with local matters, and will speak on general questions at Naseby to-morrow night.

Mr Buchanan addressed his Carterton constituents. He condemned tho continuation of the North Island Railway, and advocated the 'pending of the balanoo of the million loan in tho purchase of Native lands for settlement, of which there are splendid blocks serrcd by the present railways. Mr W. J. Steward, member for Waimate, advocates a graduated income tax and a land tax on values; a double tax on unimproved lands, with a property tax on domestic wealth; reduction of duties on imports not producable in the colony; exchango of education endowments for other land where the former would bo useful for labor settlements, and the repurchase of private lands for that purpose where no reserves available: also, free selection of Crown lands even before survey when declared open. He criticised the Railway Commission, appro v-ed of the Otago Central scheme, but would cut off the San Francisco service.

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PRE-SESSIONAL., Issue 7932, 13 June 1889

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PRE-SESSIONAL. Issue 7932, 13 June 1889

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