TO THE EDITOR. Sin,—The education question will be a large factor in deciding the fate of candidates in this contest. It is one of the questions which must came up for special treatment, and the candidate who falters is lost. The Catholic people have from time to time been made a cruel use of 'in dealing with this matter by astute politicians, this is being none at the present time. The hidmg-behind-tho-hcdge policy is at work—“ I’m your friend, but as it would damajs my chance of election let it be a secret.” This contemplated order of tactics was always held up to scorn by the late Bishop Mo; ai. That noble gentleman would have no hiding behind the hedge—ho subterfuges —no beating about the bush. ■ Vlf y ou are our friend—if you are in favor of dealing honestly with Catholics in the great matter of education, then come on to the public platform and say so. If you have not the courage to downs, then we must treat you as an enemy.” Mr Gourley’s attitude on this question is of the hedge order. He presumes on the friendship of Catholics, and thinks he may insult them with impunity in dealing with this vital question. He is mistaken, and he will find it outon the day of eleorion. Catholics will resent the attempt to use them. Ihe bishop sleeps in his grave, but ho is alive in the hearts of his people, and his teaching remains to guide them. I would advise all friends of evenhanded justice to examine Mr Sligo’s speech on this question of education. He takes an honest and manly attitude, and I hope he may be rewarded by being placed at the top of the - poll.—l an ’- etc -. „ Shan Dearg. Dunedin, October!).
Mr Paulin advised ua at three o’clock this afternoon Squally to light N., N.W., and S.W. winds ; heavy rain showers within the next twenty-four hours: .stormy and electrical; barometer unsteady.” Mr G. Fenwick and Mr G. G; Stead are passengers by the Monowai, which left Sydney for Wellington yesterday. Everybody should join Montague’s Circulating Library; subscription, 2s 6dper quarter. . New books added weekly. Splendid. redding,— [Advt*]
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DUNEDIN ELECTION., Evening Star, Issue 10441, 9 October 1897