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The Thames Election.

M|R 'B .H. TAYLOER AT THE CHMITRAjLiHIALiL.

■Mr lE. Hi. Taylor, Government supporter, addressed, a llange meeting ia the 'Central Hair; last night. Dr. Liapraik was in the iohai.r. In the course of his address, Mr Taylor dealt with the land question, and said that he upheld the Liberal platform, viz., freehold in, liml'.tel areas for those diesirous of purchasingl; the optional system -(a' lease with option of purchase after 10 years' occupation) ; and leasehold for those who prjefer this tenure. He thought the Liberal Government had given valuable assistance to the m'ning industry'both as. regards dee.p sinking and draining. Prospectors also had been assisted. Re the . recent difficulty, he said human life shiould have the supremacy, and the health of the men protected 1. The Dominion ihad still courage enouglto 'tvy am experiment, to provide.for those men who contracted^ disease and to see they ware properly cared for, etc.'H"e approved of the Advances to Settlers Abt, wih'ioh had been a, •msfans; of great assistanoe to the poor settler. IB& thought tihie Gulf should be protected as well as the hills—protected from trawling—a.nd also that wbem. prOtection in niiiies was allowed tributers shomild tie allowed to work during the protection. On the education, question he adivooated free school books, defended the present secular systems and advocated the encouragement of biiptliier education. A igreatef subsidy should h< J. given to the British Navy, amd volui\-teci-ing encouraged. He thought tradesmen should not be brought to NW Zealand to fonnpete with t>u: local men : they were not needed. Bui. as a market was open for domestic* and fanners, these should be bairefuily selected and brought out. The candidate then answered, a number of questions satisfactorily, and was accorded a very (hearty vote of thanks.

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The Thames Election., Thames Star, Volume XLV, Issue 10632, 4 February 1909

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The Thames Election. Thames Star, Volume XLV, Issue 10632, 4 February 1909

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