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A "REFORM" CANDIDATE.

FAVORS A REPUBLIC. (Pei-: Pres-r Association.) AUCKLAND, this day. Colonel Bell, Opposition candidate for the Raglan seat, addressed 600 persons in the Town Hall on Thursday night on "Reform" party lines. He caused some surprise by saying that the trend of events in the Old Country was in the direction of abolition of the House of Lords. If her had his way he would wipe -it outi' arid also if he were in the Old Country- lie wbtild be found working hard to bring about this end. He believed and hopMUhat in a short time the monarchy* wpulfl go >h<j/wc would be living under a-republic. -He was opposed* to ■' i-etaipihg the "hereditary principle.' Though *_h Empire' such as ours should liave at its head fhe best intellect end Drains ppsdibl- to obtain'; there was no hopcTof haying an 'intellect of that Wind while , the hereditary system prevailed: and faey p6 trust in Providence whether.. a man was ,bbrn a wise i-rianpr a fool.'" (Ajplaufje.) The Upper Hbusa'm-ust, jgft, arfd the Housfe;of Lords must -go, and ,W would I>e;lryirig under a democratic system. (Applause.)

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A "REFORM" CANDIDATE., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 12615, 18 November 1911

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A "REFORM" CANDIDATE. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 12615, 18 November 1911

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