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TO THE EDITOR. Sir, —The Targe and important class in our community who have been directly benefited in many ways by the legislation of our present Government have once more the opp9rtunity of strengthening the hands of their Liberal leaders by returning Mr Gourley at the forthcoming bye-election. Mr Gourlcy's platform, as published in your columns last evening, is progressive enough for the most exacting democrat, and should commend itself to even the most moderate of the constituency. His opponent, Mr Sligo, has never been remarkable for his advocacy of reforms of any kind, and indeed has in the past set his face most Btrenuously against such reasonable proposals as the weekly halfholiday, early closing, etc

The tendency of-'the legislation of the past six years has been always towards lightening the burdens of the toilers and contracting the illegitimate privileges of capitalism; and if the Dunedin proletariat fail on this and future occasions to reoognise that fact (as they undoubtedly did at the last General Election) they will have only themselves to thank if those beneficent changes in our social and industrial system, which they have it entirely in their power to bring about, are indefinitely delayed.— I am, etc., J.B.H. Dunedin, October 6.

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THE CITY ELECTION., Issue 10438, 6 October 1897

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THE CITY ELECTION. Issue 10438, 6 October 1897

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