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HEATHCOTE.

j The nomination of candidates for Heathcote took place at noon to-day in the Oddfellows' Hall, Woolston. There was a I large attendance, and Mr W. T. C. Mills 1 acted as Returning-Officer. The writ havi ing been read, I Mr G. G. Stead proposed Mr W. H. I Wynn- Williams, and Mr J. S. Buxton seconded the nomination. Mr H. A. Bamford proposed Mv James T. Fisher, and Major Hornbrook seconded. Mr W. Neighbours proposed Mr J. L. Coster, and the nomination was seconded by Mr Robert Allan. Mr Wynn-Williams, who was received with applause, said he would have further opportunities of addressing the electors, j and he would only now remind them that I the ballot would enable them to choose the I man whom they thought was the best. (Applause.) Mr Fisher delivered a long address, in which he said it appeared that Yogel was to be the only political god with Coster, Banks, Companies, and speculators as his satellites. This was the reason why he had come forward, and because he was opposed to reckless borrowing. Mr Coster, who was received with loud cheers, said he first ■wished to correct a printer's mistake in the report in this morning's Press of his speech on the prej vious evening. He was made to say that jwe should not " spare " our credit ; the i word should have been " spoil." He also wished it to be distinctly understood that J he was not in favour of free immigration, i This was not made quite clear in the reJ port. There was another matter to which he wished to refer. Since his arrival he had made enquiries, and was of opinion that any meetings of his friends had been conducted with the utmost decorum and propriety — (hear, hear) — and he took the responsibility of any acts which might have been done by his supporters. (Cheers.) j The show of hands resulted as follows : — j Mr Coster 80 j Mr Wynn-Williams 30 i Mr Fisher 8 I A poll was demanded by Mr WynnWilliams. j A vote of thanks to the Returning; Officer closed the proceedings.

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HEATHCOTE., Star, Issue 5055, 16 July 1884

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HEATHCOTE. Star, Issue 5055, 16 July 1884

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