RESIGNATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF OTAGO.
Mb. John Hyde Habeis, the Superintendent of Ofcago, has resigned his office. In his address to the electors, intimating that he has sent his resignation to the Governor, Mr. Harris says:—
" On public grounds, it appeared to be advisable, while on the other hand my private interests demanded it. •'■''.
" The views of the Provincial Council are much at variance with my own on some matters of vital importance to the country, and especially on the subject of the disposal of the Waste Lands. Indeed, I cannot but consider that any law so framed as to carry out ii their integrity the resolutions recently passed by the Provincial Council, will materially check accession to our population from other countries, and will prevent the introduction and investment of capital, at a time when additional capital and population were never more needed.
" But apart from considerations of a public nature, I feel that 1 have abundant reason for the step I have taken. With many others, I have not been exempt, during the last two years, from severe pecuniary losses, many of which are traceable to that neglect of private affairs, the natural duties in all cases where other duties demand and receive undivided and unremitting attention. "To continue to hold the office would be equally unjust to you and to myself. I could no longer devote myself to the performance of its many duties without making sacrifices which you would not demand from anyone 5 on the other hand, I could not pay that attention to my own affairs which they demand, without neglecting public interests."
The papers speak of Major Richardson, the Postmaster-General, as having a chance of election if he should come forward, and failing him it appears to be a prevalent opinion that Mr. James Macandrew, notwithstanding his former plans when in the office of superintendent, as being a likely successor, and it is even hinted that he will prove a formidable and successful opponent to Major Richardson.
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RESIGNATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF OTAGO., Colonist, Volume VIII, Issue 801, 30 June 1865
RESIGNATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF OTAGO. Colonist, Volume VIII, Issue 801, 30 June 1865
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