The first meeting of Mr James Gore's central committee was hold last evening. There were some 00 electors present, and a great deal of enthusiasm was displayed. Mr J. A. Chapmau was appointed as chairman, and arrangements were made for having the committee rooms open every day and evening. The first portion of the rolls was gone over, and the committee were satisfied with the result.
The Bibln-iii-schools Association are issuing thirir appeal to the electors in favour of the Bible being introduced into the public schools, and distributing il broadcast throughout the ikctoratirs. It will be remembered that 19 members of boih Houses endorsed the action ol tbe association, and hoped the electors would make it a point to get a direct answer from each candidate.
At North-Kast Harbour on Wednesday evening, after the Hon. Mr Larnach had addressed the electors, a unanimous vote of confidence was passed on the motion of Mr Kaynbird, seconded by Mr Cochran. Mr 0. JF. Black was in the chair. Mr James Mills addressed a meeting at Sawyers' Hay last evening, Mr Begg being in the chair. There was a good attendance; and after Mr Mills had explained his views and answered one or two questions which wero put lo him, a vote of confidence was proposed by Mr Mimr/.ies and seconded by Mr Hcuipseeil. There was no counter-proposal, and the chairman declared ihe motion carried unanimously. Mr Thomas Begg is meeting with very hearty support throughout tho Peninsula. On the 31st ult. he addressed a meeting at the Maori j Kaik, and received a unanimous vote of confidence. On the Ist inst. he spoke at Hooper's Inlet schoolhouse, and was very well received. A vote of confidence, moved by Mr Geary and seconded hy Mr C'arke, was carried by ft large
majority, only four hands being held up for an »,,i.».<1..u- l it of thanks. At ligl.ehil schoolhouse, on Ihe 2ml, about 30 electors attciulwl, Mr William Stuart (chairman ot the Peninsula Read Hoard) in the chair. A unanimous vote of confidence- was carried, many of those present , pledging themselves to do their utmost m Mr Jj,.,r g 's interest. On Monday evening Mr Hogg spoku at Broad Bay, and received a vote ol thanks. On Tuesday evening Mr Begg addressed about 30 electors in the Sandyniouut schoolhouse. Mr J. Wuip«r (in the chair) briclly introduced the candidate, who itilly explained his views. Mr Begg was then fully questioned, and replied to the satisfaction oi his audience. Mr Lamoud Robertson proposed n vote of thanks and confidence, which was seconded by Mr T. Boyles and carried unanimously. Tho electors also undertook to further thu interests of Mr Begg to the utmost of their power. Our Palmerston correspondent writes:— " Referring to my paragraph re stuffing of tho Waihcmo roll, ic.aud tho remarks thereon that tho registration officer had been most painstaking in his efforts aud had taken every precaution to ascertain that those making application had the necessary qualification, kc, I still maintain that my remarks wero in every respect correct, and havo only to point out that if the officer had byt made inquiry from thu registrar of deeds at Dunedin he would have found out that several applications under a freehold qualification wero more bogus claims, but still they are placed on tho rob as voters, unpossessed of the qualification they are registered for; so that I fail to see where the painstaking efforts come in. I will admit that claims under the residential clause aro dillicult to deid with at short notice, but with the freehold qualification and the free entry of the Lands Office open to thoregistrationolhcer there should ho no difficulty extending over a couple ot clays at the outside. Therefore, under the circumstances, I consider I am justified m stating that due precautions have not in the present instance- been taken to keep bogus claims off the l° In the course of a speech at the Lyceum, Wellington, n Mr Carter made an elaborate attack on the Defence department, and his account of how a horse was added to tho troop is worth reproducing. " One of the Ministers said Mr Carter, "got a horse up hero to rulo about on, aud it didn't suit him, and so he sent it up to the barracks with a note tied to its tan, ' Tho Defence department must buy this horse. Tho Defence department bought him, and tnero he is up in the stable now, and you paying lor him being groomed, and nobody would give you 2s 4d for him." Mr J. B. Tesdalo addressed the Hamilton electors ou Wednesday night, when he declared himself an opponent of tho present Government. He feared that the roar for retrenchment would drive capital from the country. He received a vote of thanks.
MEETINGS THIS jJVRNING. Mr T. Begg speaks at Tomahawk schoolhouso. The Hon. Mr Larnach speaks at Broad Ray schoollouse. Mr T. JBegg's Committee, at rooms. Mr James Gore's committee, at rooms.
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ELECTION NOTES., Otago Daily Times, Issue 7972, 9 September 1887
ELECTION NOTES. Otago Daily Times, Issue 7972, 9 September 1887
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