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Sir, —The public must be greatly struck with the magnanimous retirement of Mr 'A. C. Begg from the election contest, when he sees that he has no chance of winning, not being selected by the National Association. But what about Mr Sligo ? It is now very easy to read between the lines in relation to the National Association and the Otago .Central Railway League. These are but stepping atones to political advancement,

although it hasn't come, off in"Mr Barron's case.

I would like to ask sympathy Mr Sliso has wii-b the: working men and women. Perhap;.' the assistants will be able to tell u= -what Mr Sligo has done for Iheru unenl- their half-holiday. AIM can say as : that if r.h<s vurkiug classes will ay.eii!. and vote for the nominee of -.the National Assoi-iutioii they may rest assured that lie will not promote ur asaim any legislation that will help tliein. Mr Gourley/'on the other hand, is the nominee of the LiberalLabor party, so the test will be between Messrs Sligo and Gourley. Mr Hutchison, being the nominee of no party, is entirely out of the running, and if he is wise for the future it would be politic ou his part to retire and keep friends with the Labor party, instead of running a lone hand and for ever ostracising himself from them.—l am, etc., Unity. Roslyn, October 2.

TO THE EDITOB. Sir,—l was very much amußed at reading Mr W. Hutchison's addresß to the electors appearing in your issue of the 2nd inat. He wishes the electors not to be misled by silly canards, etc., etc. It would appear that Mr W. Hutchison is somewhat annoyed at the action of the Political Workers' Committee in not selecting him as the chosen representative of the working classes. If, as Mr Hutchison says, "the Political Workers' Committee are in no sense representative," then why did he not decline to be nominated by them at the last General Election? Truly, sir, circumstances alter cases. That the large and intelligent body of electors will decline to be dictated to in the choice of a member for Parliament by any clique I have uo fear, and when the numbers are hoisted on the night of the 13th inst. I have no hesitation in saying that there will be one who, like the man that fell out of the balloon, isn't in it; and that one, I am sure, will be the subject of my letter.—l am, etc, Elector. - Dunedin, October 4.

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THE CITY ELECTION., Issue 10436, 4 October 1897

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THE CITY ELECTION. Issue 10436, 4 October 1897

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