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Mr Francis Joilie, M.H.R. for Gladstone, died yesterday. ******* Messrs W. A. Tolmie and R. S. Cantrell •will' be candidates for the representation of Cavershani on the General Assembly. *• if # # * * w A public meeting' was held at Port Chalmers to consider the action of the Provincial Council relative to the Public Works and Immigration Act. Mr T. Nicholson moved that, in the opinion of the meeting, the large majority who voted against the adoption of the Superintendent’s Message was caused by members generally not havconsulted their constituents,* as it was their duty to do where questions of such vital importance came up for consideration. To this an amendment was moved by Mr R. Tavers censuring the majority of the Council for admitting their inability lo make any recommendation—an admission that was degrading to any bodv of representatives, “inasmuch, as'they'aro supposed to bo acquainted with the* opinions of the electors they are imagined to represent.” This was accepted by the meeting, and carried nein. con. On the * motion of Mr H. Dench a resolution of noconfldeoce in the Provincial Executive was •Iso carried. Mr H. M'Dermid, as Mayor of the borough, was deputed to lay the resolutions before the Provincial Council.

The Superintendent lias received a ’ largely-signed memorial urging the conitructaon of the Lawrence branch railwav.

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FORTY-FOURYEARS AGO TO-DAY, Issue 15664, 1 December 1914

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