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The Nelson Evening Mail FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1871.

Election- Intelligence. — Mr. Redwood has been defeated for the district of * . Wairau by Mr. Eyes, by a iarge majority. The latter gentleman polled 102 to Mr. Redwood's 63. A party of the Armed Constabulary, "some' twenty-five -^ in number, passed , , through Nelson yjesterday, on their way .to the Waikato. They were a fine looking bpdy of men, and a very ; general dei sire was expressed by them that, they" > might soon have an opportunity of proving their worth in a brush with the Maoris. yy .^. jj BW W eekljr ; paperj sterted'irifthe ; interests of Mr. Buckley, the candidate opposing Mr. Harrieon for the.; represen ta- . "^VtionVpf the G.rey, .dißtrie.t^o_- i the : -G;e'i|ieral' r^Aeserhbly, is ;to be publishediinjGreymouth, yjaa&i entitled Tke FreeniainT. x : Zj7y-' 7jx;-y £\_:^ys^ , T^ROjvmh^y yQre^T^^av^nsx^ being' made --by tlie. Kt>^4dfeUpw8 7 atino af t hpHdayy in a ; b^c'dii&in^. J^iivS JLjoSc^l^iSoi*? «_nr^.^9^^. jo»^4 p%^ jP^^^3KPr--^abl. __C^i9^|9«9X_^L£^_Lj_^ ■x;\sipfls^ '■;;*|_ilu.^ §££_b_j^^ _$^idj^^ , Should the weathei? prove propititious> the ' ;day is likely to prove a mpstjpleasanf .one, friends from the country present on the

Housebreaking.— We still continue to hear complaints from all sides of houses being broken into., and their inmates alarmed at all hours of the" night. This rather dangerous pastime seems to be carried on more fof a lark than for any other reason, as we never hear of acy thing being Btolen by the midnight visitors, but as such amusements are calculated to seriously aiarm females who may happen to be alone, we shall not be sorry to hear of a charge of shot sufficient to prevent his escaping, being lodged inthe offenders body. Two years ago the Provincial Council thought fit to reduce our police force to seven men, four of whom are on day, and three on night duty, but if the autnorities were to engage one or two specials for a time, possibly the additional _ expense might be voted at the next session, and, if not, the residents in the town would no doubt subscribe to make up the deficiency. Since writing the above we have received, a letter on the subject from a correspondent living in the direction of Brook-street Valley who has recently been disturbed by these unwelcome visitors. Mr. Shephard at the Nomination. Owing to the length of the proceedings, at the nomination, we were unable to give the whole ot Mr. Shephard'^ speech, the conclusion of which we now take from the Examiner.: — Concerning the mail contracts, I consider them too expensive by. "half, and if the steamers were not sent down tlWcoast, which is most unnecessary, there would be no occasion for the office of pilot. It will now be my unpleasant duty to refer to some personal remarks which have been made with respect to the office I hold, in the Provincial Executive. The first question is : should anyone receiving emolument as a Provincial officer be absent from his duty at all ? This we can only determine from the past. When Mr. Domett was Provincial Secretary and Commissioner of Crown Lands he sat in the House, and T never heard that he was out of place when he went to Auckland. When Mr. Domett left Nelson he was sccceeded by Mr. J. C. Richmond. He also was a member of the General Assembly, and it was thought that he was doing good service when hewent to Parliament. I may be allowed to mention that any of the duties of these gentlemen performed in their absence were done at the public expense, while in my case they would be done at my own expense. There were several important questions com- . ing on that would require an officer of the Provincial Executive in the House, thoroughly conversant with the finance of the Province, in order to get a fair share of the money that had to be divided. I am in favor of public works for the colony ; my opponent, Mr. Richmond, is not, as might be seen by his votes last session. Between myself and Mr. Richmond, it was a question of stagnation and prosperity. If the electors were in favor of the former, they would vote for Mr. Richmond; if for the latter, they will vote for me. It had been objected to me that I would not go pledged to oppose tbe present Ministry;, nor a scheme tbat may result in the regeneration of the country. lam disposed to give that scheme a fair, trial* but would most undoubtedly join in a want of confidence vote if any unnecessary extrava- 1 gance is committed. . ; .

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The Nelson Evening Mail FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1871., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume VI, Issue 23, 27 January 1871

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The Nelson Evening Mail FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1871. Nelson Evening Mail, Volume VI, Issue 23, 27 January 1871

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