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DUNEDIN.

j.■■■'■.'.',;;'■;;■ X This day* Otago Election News;

Ui tfacaadrew's Address.

Elizabeth L.< Bowden was killed bj a tramway engine in Great King street to-day. She was two arid a half years old. The body was terribly crushed. A. Barron has decided to stend for Caversham. ' ;'■'.■

Hood, secretary of the fiai.lways: Association, is spoken of for Dunedin. Macandrew has published a long address to the electors of Dunedin. After deploring the abolition of FroTinces, he states that Centralism has favored an extravagance which it is hopeless to attempt to curb under the present system of Government. "Had the constitution.' as drafted by Sir G. Grey, been adopted, the Legislative Council, instead of undermining the constitution, would have been its greatest bulwark. It would have consisted of ten members elected by various Provincial Councils, in which case it is my belief that the Colonial Legislature would have confined itself to its own proper function, as specified in the Constitution Act." After referring to the desirability of Triennial Parliaments and' Equality of Eepresentation, he says one; of the first acts of the new Parliament was to reinstate that section of " The Immigration and Public Works Act," which provided that in respect of all railways constructed by the colony, which after completion did not yield sufficient profit to cover,the interest on their cost, the province in which they were situated should be liable te make up the deficiency. He then says "it behooves all who desire to make New Zealand a prosperous home for themselves and those who are to succeed them to see to it that no man is returned to the next Parliament who can't be thorouUjfr relied upon as prepared to sacriifitfw personal prediction to public policy, and who is not a determined advocate—First: of an equitable readjustment of representation upon the basis laid down in the Constitution Act; second : of manhood suffrage—that is, that every man untainted with crime, who is subject to the law of his country, and contributes to its burdens shall, after having resided for a given time in New Zealand have a voice in the framing of its laws and in the disposal of revenue) third: that there shall be a new Parliament once in every three years. These are the three cardinal points which should be the keystone of the arch of the policy which the Legislature has discarded as mere matters of secondary consideration as compared with the personal question of who is to occupy the Treasury Benches." { The Tribune to-night publishes Macandrew's address to the electors of Dunedin setting forth the Ministerial policy iv accordance with the Governor's speech.

Stout's meeting will be largely attended to-night, and a.Liberal Association will be formed. ,

Jaji. Lore was charged with embezzling £28 lpsfrom Jessie Higgins. ofiWaita* ■huna. There was no appearance of the prosecutrix, and the ca^eikus dismissed. The! Standard Insull^ce Go's, report says there wilt be no dividend owing to the heavy losses and general depression. Chalmers lioid, at the Police Court on Saturday, calmly took bread, cheese, and beer while the investigation was proceeding-' *" i ; .':■.'>' ;"• ;.- At a crowded meeting on Saturday ttight it was agreed to form""'a Liberal Association to work With the Wellington one. Messrs Munro, Fiaher, O'Connor, and Manson addressed the meeting, and the members meet early in the week to nominate a candidate for the Buller seat. Who will stand has not yet been deoided, but probably Munro, Fisher, or O'Connor. Mr Manson had-been mentioned, but he is not likely to come forward. Liberal meetings; will be held throughout the electoral district. , * Mr Henry, the present member, came from Nelson orerhmd visiting the electors attkeLyell.

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DUNEDIN., Thames Star, Volume X, Issue 3325, 19 August 1879

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