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THE GENERAL ELECTIONS.

THE NOMINATIONS.

OTAGO AND SOUTHLAND,

PORT CHALMERS. The nomination of candidates for tho district of Port Chalmers took place at noon on Saturday in front of the Courthouse, between 200 and 300 persons being present. Mr F. G. Dowues,the returning officer, having aunouneed that he had received a writ for the election of a person to represent the district in the House of Representatives, Dr Dkvsdalk stated he had much pleasure iv proposing Mr James Mills to represent the electorate of Port Chalmers iv the new Parliament— (iippl.iusu)— sukl would crave their indulgence for a few miutttes tvhile he pointed out that gentleman's claims upon them. In the iirst place, Mr Milis had what m ght be termed a sentimental claim; for although not bom in Port Chalmers, he had lived amongst them from a very early age, and was closely connected with the interests of the Pert. Again, Mr Mills had a practical claim as having already represented them iv the House and acquitted himself in a inauuer satisfactory to the electors; indeed, if an alteration had not been made in the boundaries of the district, Mr Mills would have prob.\bly tvea again rt;turiu-d without opposition. Thirdly, he considered the face of Mr Mills being managing director of the company which was the chief crapioycr of l.ibour at Pert Chalmer.-i gavi'h;m a large chim to their support.—(Applause and come dis.eut.) Personally he (l)r Drysiiiile), ii-j a supporter ef the Government, w:;s r.kaicd to fiud Mr Mills wr.i going to Wellington—for he was guing there—as an independent member; the candidate he had the pleasure of proposing had expressed himself in favourof the Government—in his (DrDrysdale's) opinion tile best Government the country hud had for the last 20 years.—(Cheers, and a cry of

Idr David Ferguson (Raveasbouine) stated that he had much satisfaction in seconding Mr •Mills' nomination. Mr W. A. Mosr.uv (Rsveiisbourne) said that he proposer! Mr Jamks Gheek. He (Mr JVlosley) had alwiiyc Ivy.i :: w-.va fr-'livf fir JV- 1 ("vV'^rwhere he landed 40 years ago, and bi-foro it became a town ; ho had taken out his fir.-is land Sra^t hi it: Pert. Thuru were vwy k,\\ v.i.uw, then ; it was a. Ouwn colony, and they lived under a good Governor—Sir George Grey. Things were very different now: he saw himdrul-i of men out of employment, there wag a vast debt over their heads, and taxation was crushing them all. The head of the present Governmentbe did not mean Sir liobert Stout, but Voge!— was the first cause of tbe country's debt, and was to blame for the departure from tho old method of settlement. The man Vogel had abolished tho provinces, sold the land in large blocks, and brought a heavy debt upon the country. How could he "(Mr Mosley)»'Ut: expected to vote for a man who was a supporter of VogFps aud a nominee of a large company? These companiesjwero the ruin of New Zealand. He was going to propose Mr Green, with whom he bad worked in the old Provincial Council, and whom he could trust.

Mr A. Wust (Blucskin) seconded Mr Green's nomination. He had know that gentleman for many years, and was perfectly satisfied with him.

The Returning Officer culled for a show of hands, which proved in favour of Mr Mills ; and n poll was demanded by Mr Moslet on behalf of Mr Green.

Mr Jambs Mills said it only appeared a few days ago since he had stood on that platform aud thanked them for returning him unopposed as their member. From the show of hands just taken he was pleased to tbink almost as great a unanimity of feeling in his favour still existed. It hud been said that a show of hands meant nothing—(a Voick: "Just so")—but he considered the show of hands that day was an excellent indication of what the resultof the polling would be on Monday week next. He was much obliged to them for the kindly feelings they had exhibited towards him; it was an assurance that tho little good he had been able to do during tho last session had met their approval, lif. would, if they returned him, again endeavour to do all in his power to merit their approval. He entertained a warm feeling for some members of the present Government—(aVoice: "They are robbers and plunderers")—but if he did go to Wellington he wished them to understand he should be perfectly free to support that Goveru-

meat whoso measures meant retrenchment of a largo charp.oi.ur. Ho certainly would not support any Government that tried to make ends meet by further taxation. He hoped to address them again prior to the flection, and thank them for the attention they had given him. Three loud cheers were given for Mr Mills. Mr James Grekn said he hud also to thank them for the hearty reception they had given him. His opponent's proposer had asked for their support on two grounds—one a sentimental one ; the second, that Mr Mills was a supporter of the Government.—(Dissent.) If they wr-ra to take sentiment into consideration, he (Mr Greeu) had a larger claim than his opponent. As a raattrr of fact they were at present both untried men by the present electorate. Mr Mills had been returned on the previous occasion because everybody thought he would follow in the sleps of .hi.-; proli-wssor, but he showed the love be had fur the Government by voting against tb-.'in and putlin:; ilium oul.— (Laughter.) Well, p.-rh:i|,s if. was fiiu bi-st thini/he, could do for th..country 1o -how his k.ve'iliihafe way.—(Upn.-ar.) If ilh..-h pvcsruh .'.id not want to bear him, lie would stop ; \v- had no wish to annoy llnnn. lie had "_iii tohi Mint i morninp; that hi* wi.ukl not jj'-L :>n vot-es iv J'..i!, Ohalmers, and a person had siiitl he would not • poll enough votes to save the jClOhehaddepositcd ' with the returning ollicer. If they considered his opponent could do more to forward their in- 1 terests than he could, by all means let them } express their feelings by voting for Mr Mills. , But he asked them not to be led away by senti- 1 moat and not to vutc against him because he ' was not the manager of a company.—(Disappro- l bation.) He did not wish to be personal, but j hoped whoever was returned would do his best t to secure a better state of things. Ho quite

believed Mr Mills to be as anxious asbimself for thegond of the country, nndconsideriughisenergy and ability, he mil j {o a good m Z mini r . b Sfc he bad not yet had sullicieiit experience, and. required to know things which ho (Mr Green) knew well—rhiugs which wmild enable him to go to work without delay.— (Dr DriYSDALE : " It is better for him rot to know them ") That i night I).-, but he could not nte why his opponent's 1 proposer need show any personal fueling in the ■ matter. He, i.upposcd that neither Mr Mills or i himself would stand there unless they con- , sidered they could do some good for the district. He believed his standing would do a lot of good even if Mr Mills were returned. That gentlenirin would learn a wrinkle or two during the contest. There was some advantage in sound opposition. Js prevented stagnation. lie thanked them for their attention and (stated he sbuulil again address them. . A vote of thanks to the returning officer was moved by Mr fill us, seconded by Mr Green, and curried by acclamation. WAKATII'U. At the nomination on Saturday Mr H. N. Firth, returning ofiicer, opened the proceedings by going through tin: preliminaries in the ordinary way, after which Mi-Jamks Rum (mayor of Quscnsiown) proposed Mr Thomas I.'Vrgun as a fit arid proper person to rountseut the di-.tr ict, pomtiijg out that and he had been lo^;; known as a valued friend earnest promo'rr of the best interest of the di.,trxt; nnd, taking all things together, he thought the district could not improve upon the occa-ion l,y putting forward anybody else. Mr GKoKfjn Huli.kh (mayor of Arrowtown) seconded Mr Fergus m a fit and proper person to represent the district, and said ne k-lli sure that the great majority of the electors would agree with him that in Mr Fergus they bad a gentleman well qualified in every respect to represent them; and he had no hesitation in saying though he laid no claim to being a prophet that Mr Fergus might at no distant date return to the district as n Minister of the trown.—(Hear,hear, and cheers) No other candidate, being nominated, Mr Fergus was declared as duly elected as reurcsentative for the Lakes. ' Mr L'liriiius upon stepping forward to thank the electors said that he felt proud to be the first member elected, nnd took it as a favourable omen of better things to come, that though an Opposition member he was returned unopposed. His endeavour was, though he bad no personal animo.- j'y to the present Government, to burst up a most unholy alliance.—(Mr Kowlky : "Quite right; they want it.") Mr Fergus wished to assure they electors that in all he did he would be animated wholly and solely with the desire of the good of the district he was proud to represent. MOUNT IDA. Messrs 11. J. S. Mackenzie and Owes J. Hodge were nominated After some speechifying a show of hands was taken, when 39 were held up far Mr Mackenzie and 20 for Mr Hodge, who demanded a poll. WALLACE. j 1,1. IT Tl7i;<r, S. !7-:;'^^rr:,'i\ IV. wl, i and J. M'l.ntykb were nominated. The show ■ in hands was in favour "f Mr Hodgkinson. WAIKAIA. Messrs F. S. Oannin-o, H. S. Valentine, and Captain Mackenzie were nominated. TUAPEKA. There was a large attendance of electors at the Courthouse, Lawrence, on Saturday. Mr Revell, the returning ofiicer, having read the writ, called upon the electors present to nominate some candidate to represent the electorate. Mr Thomas Damon proposed Mr J. C. Brown as a fit and proper person to represent the Tnapeka electorate in the ensuing Parliament. Mr Darton enumerated the many good things that Mr Brown had done for the district in the past, and said his past career had been one of love for the district he had represented and for the colony of New Zealand in general. Mr Brown's political career had been oue of self-sacrifice for the benefit of the colony. Mr James Campbell (Blue Spur) seconded the nomination, aud also referred to the many good _ qualities Mr Brown had displayed during the time ha represented the district. Mr J. C. Arbuckle proposed Mr James Bennet as a fit and proper person, to represent the electorate in the ensuing Parliament. He referred to Mr Bennet's past career, and said he had no doubt that he would make a very good member. Mr JonN M'Kineey, Blue Spur, in seconding the nomination, Bsid he did not know Mr Bennet personally, but had no doubt from the way he had conducted the affairs of the county council that he would make a very good member of the I House of Representatives. A show of hands was taken with the following result:—Brown, 63; Bennet, 24. A poll was demanded by Mr Arbuckle on behalf of Mr Bennet, aud the meeting then dispersed with a vote of thanks to the returning officer. CANTERBURY. KAIAPOI. The fliow of hands w as infavour ol the local candidate—Mr Moore—the numbers being 74 for the Hon. E. Hichardson and 8S for Mr Moore. Mr Richardson demanded a poll. f AKAPOA. Messrs Burnett, Thacker, Anson, M'Gregor, Joblin, and Armstrong were nominated. WESTLAND. HOKITJKA. Messrs John Bev.-.n and Joseph Grimmond were nominate.!. NELSON. BULLISH. Only Messrs Eugene O'Conor and John Blunro were proposed. INANGAItUA. Mr Richard Reeves was elected unopposed. MARLBOROUGH. WAIMEA-PICTON. Messrs A. P. Seymour, J. G. Harkness, and C. N. Mills were nominated. WELLINGTON. THOBNDON. Dr A. K. Newman and Mr William M'Lean were nominated. TE AUO. Mr A. S. Mentkath and Mr F. H. Fjiaseii were proposed. In ths show oC hauds 95 were held up for Mr Ment :.th, aud 62 for Mr Frasor. Our Wellington correspondent telegraphs :■ — There were very discrditable scenes at the Te Aro nomination yesterday. A mob of roughs hooted and yelled at all the speakers, and would not rdlow anybody to be heard. These demonstrations were din ci- :d agriost both side?, but by far the worst ruffiauismwr.-displayed towards Mr ittenteath and hisuipporters,wlio were completely howled dowu, although all popular men in the district. The " demonstration" was not on the part of any electors, but was obviously got up for a sneeiul purpose. Nol withstanding this Mr ilenteath had the show of hands by a substantial majority, nrul his prospects are decidedly favourable. The Thorndon nomination passed off more decorously, though there was much interruption, this being chiefly owiot' to '.':.-! Tin'.iscrnet tone of Mr M'Lean's speech. Dr iNcwiiian is regarded as perfectly safe. WAITOTABA. 'ihu Hon. J. Sij cc, ZCzssis George Kiitdiiusou, and John Morgan wore nominated. roxrox. M-.ssrs J. G. Wilson, Thynne, aud Sanson were nominated. HANGITIKEI. Messrs R. 0. Bruce, F. Arkwright, and J. Stevens wore nominated, the show of hands being in favour of Mr Bruce. HAWKE'S BAY. WOODVILXE. Messrs W. C. Smith, H. Baker, and W. W. M'Ardle were nominated. AUCKLAND. CITT XORTH. Messrs S. Vaile, T. Thompson, nnd H. W. Farnall were nominated. TVAITEMATA. The candidates nominated were Messrs R. Monk and Reader Wood. PAESELL. Messrs Seymour George and F. J. Moss were proposed. EDEN. The candidates put in nomination were the Hon. E. Mitchelsou and Sir J. A. Connell. TAUEANGA. The nominations were—Messrs R. J. Gill, C.'.ptain Kerr, and William Kelly. EAST COAST. Messrs Allan M'Donald, D. Gannon, and Graham were proposed. MANUKAU. Sir G. M. O'Rorke and Mr S. S. Osborne were proposed. The show of hands was in favour of Sir G. M. O'Rorke. SOUTH TRANKLTN. Messrs Harris, Hamlin, and Kingsford were proposed. I!ODNJ!Y. Messrs Moat, Colbeck, Hudson, and J. Palmer were nominated.

DX FITCHETT AND MR MACKENZIE. TO THE EDITOR. Sin, —I was very much amused with the remarks that fell from DrFitchett'elip.? in hisspeech that lie gave in the Mission House in Russell street, in which ho styled Mr Mackenzie as a ihree-yeur-old suckling, and that Sir Robert was a man of eighteen years as a politician. Now, Sir. I think that yon will agree with me mil! the public generally that we have iv this threu-ycar-old suckling, as he is termed, a qeniieman that wiil ba one of the leading men of New Zealand. Now, Sir, if this suckling can strtiul nloiicside of Sir Robert and challenge him to refiilo what, he hail to say about his Government—ami you know yourself, Sir, how it ended with Sir Robert that night—is, I think, entitled to be called more than a three-year-old suckling. In conclusion, 1 hope that if the doclor "is returned he will turn out as good and us able a three-year-old suckling as Mr Mackenzie. —I am, &c, An Ei.kctou.

—t'rnj Douglass, the Ainoridjin coloured statesman, recently said in Paris: "] Juivn travelled through most, of tho countries of Europe, ami whenever i am in I In.- cars, in l.iio theatres, in the lia.llreom, anywhere in face, I iindtliiil I am treated ah'vavs wiih euiuiesy, and not rarely wiih distinguished ! eonsideralii.ii. As far ;is I can see, a. man is judged uvur here without, any regard to the colour of his hair, his eyes, or his skin." ANatuiiat. Apekucnt.—KMo'sl'jiurr- Sait (prepareil from sound ripe fmil,) when tsikc-nivich water actaasaiialiiriil ii]ierio..t. Its simple but natural action removes all impurities, thus preserving and restorini; lu-altli. If its ({real, Viilue in kecpliiß the body in health were universally known, no family would he without it. Caution.-Legal rights arc protected in every civilised country. Examine each bottle and 310 that the capsule is marked " Eno'a Fruit Salt'"; without it you have been imposed on by worthless imitations.—Sold by all Chemists. Apyt.l

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THE GENERAL ELECTIONS., Otago Daily Times, Issue 7980, 19 September 1887

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