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THE GENERAL ELECTION

HOY, W. H. HERBIES,

GOVERNMENTS POLICY OUTLINED

[Per United Press Association.]

AUCKLAND,November 10.

The Hon. W. H. Herries, Minister of Railways, addressed his constituents at Manawaru last night. Ho said that his party’s platform included local and Imperial defence, a freehold land policy, encouragement of subdivision of large estates bv inflicting an automatic Graduated Land Tax. the establishment of agricultural an I land hanks, a better system of bearing objections in regard to land disputes, continuation of the immigration pnliev, the establishment of a Board of Trade and Commerce, the introduction of a Bill in protect the iron and oil industries, an empowering Bill to expend money on the irrigation of dry areas, assistance to gumland owners, pensions for the physically infirm. State advances to boroughs, overhaul of Customs duties, and insurance against sickness and unemployment. A hearty vote of confidence and thanks was carried.

A meeting of the supporters of Mr J. M. Dickson, the Deform candi dat e, in the Anderson Bay Hall last night was presided over by Mr Fitzgerald. A strong committee was set up to work the district. Mr Dickson opened his campaign in Henley this afternoon, and meets the electors in Otokia this evening.

Speaking at Mokau last night, Mr W. T. Jennings said that there 'was a real danger to the democracy, as the eo called Reform party had been instrumental in striking thousands of eligible persons off tho rolls. They had also struck off persons in largo numbers from the jury list, as well as capable Liberals from harbor and land boards. He alluded to the unfair political attack on the Mokau land transaction at the last General Election. The action of the Liberal party in this matter had come out triumphant. Tho company that had purchased the Mokau property had spent more money in roads, in bush felling, and in improving the property during the last two years than the Reform Government had spent in the district in their over two years of office.

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THE GENERAL ELECTION, Issue 15646, 10 November 1914

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THE GENERAL ELECTION Issue 15646, 10 November 1914

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