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Last evening Mr E. W. Humphreys, a candidate for one of the Christchurch Beats, addreßßed a meeting of the electors at the Library Hall, Knightstown. There was a large attendance, and the chair was occupied by Mr W. J. Neate, Mayor of Sfc Albane. Mr Humphbeys spoke to similar effect as in previous speeches. A few questions having been answered, Mr Bull proposed — "That this meeting accords Mr Humphreys a hearty vote of thanks for his address, but has no confidence in him as a representative of the constituency." (Loud cheers). Mr Alloway seconded the motion. Mr Mooek proposed as an amendment, — " That a cordial vote of thanks be given Mr Humphreys." Mr Capfeb rose to second the amendment. He proceeded to express his concurrence with Mr Humphreys' views, but was greeted with cries of "Shut up!" "Sit down!" "Second the thing, and have done with it !" The Matob, after endeavouring to obtain a hearing for Mr Capper, Raid that if the interruption continued he would leave the chair. Mr Capper said that he would not put the Mayor to the necessity of doing that, and would not persist in his remarks. He seconded the amendment. The amendment was lost, and the motion of no confidence carried by a substantial majority. Cheers were then given for Messrs Beeves, Perceval and Taylor. A vote of thanks to the Chairman brought the meeting to a close. The following telegram was received by Mr W. B. Perceval, in answer to a letter written to the Premier re facilities to railway men to vote:— "l saw the Commissioners about this matter some time ago, and the Chief Commissioner assures me this morning that instructions have been sent to give every facility, consistent with public safety, to men who wish to vote. Flease convey this to Messrs Beeves and Taylor. H. A. Atkinson." Mr Hobanwill address the electors of Kaiapoi at the Woodend schoolroom, on Thursday next, at 7.30 p.m. Mr Anson addressed the electors of Selwyn at Darfleld on Saturday evening. Abont one hundred persons were present and Mr Moffat occupied the chair. The Bpeaker received a very patient hearing, and answered a great many questions. Mr Beid proposed a hearty vote of thanks for the address and confidence in the candidate as their representative, which was seconded and carried amidst loud applause. A Btrong Committee was then formed. On Saturday evening Mr Popple addressed the electors in the Waddington schoolroom. The room was packed and the address was listened to attentively. Mr Popple received a vote of thanks and confidence. Mr J. G. Knight addressed a wellattended meeting of electors at Botherham on Friday evening, and the same at Waiau on Saturday. Both meetings, from the frequent bursts of hearty applause that followed the candidate's address, showed that the audience was in sympathy with Mr Knight's Liberal policy. Mr Joyce addressed the electors of Pigeon Bay on Friday. Mr Eli Scott, Chairman of the Road Board, was voted to the chair. Mr Knudeen proposed a vote of thanks to Mr Joyce for his address, and hoped the electors would show their confidence at the ballot-box. This was seconded by Mr Thos. Preece and carried unanimously. Last night a crowded meeting was held in the Ashbourne schoolroom, Ferry road, when Mr W. W. Tanner addressed the first meeting of the closing round of his electoral campaign. The chair was occupied by Mr J. Clarke, and several ladies were present. Mr Tanner reviewed the numerous objections raised against the 'candidature of a working man, and insisted on a liberal and extensive scheme from the new Parliament as an. indispensible condition for the readjustment of the labour question in the Colony. A further measure was the reform of the Upper House. As Mr Tanner concluded he was greeted with enthusiastic applause. A motion by Mr Bhodes, seconded r>y Mr Beer, that Mr Tanner is the man to represent Heathcote in the new Parliament, was carried without a single dissentient. Mr Tanner speaks at Opawa school this evening. Mr Walker addressed a large number of the AsMwton eleotors at Mayfield • Saturday evening, aid was -- , , on voteof thanks. Avot* --" . «***™*. a man conolu*-* .0 1 thanks to the ChairJJ," •" -«** one of the most successful meetings held during the election campaign. A number of Okain's Bay electors met Mr A. I. M'Gregor on Wednesday evening. Mr George Mason presided. A vote of thanks was carried. Mr G. G. Stead addressed the electors in the Marshlands school yesterday evening. About 140 persons were present. Mr W. Beece occupied the chair. After the candidate's address, which was listened to with great attention, several questions were answered. Mr W. Dunlop moved a vote of thanks to Mr Stead for his addreßS. This was seconded, and a few handß held up in favour of it. No other proposition was forthcoming, and the Chairman declared the motion carried. Three cheers were given for Mr Blake, and groans for Mr Stead. The meeting then dispersed. On Friday evening Sir John Hall addressed the electors of Ellesmere in the Dunsandel hall. There was a very good attendance, and Mr P. Westenra occupied the chair. Mr Milsom Jones proposed and Mr J. F. Wright seconded—" That this meeting thanks Sir John Hall for his able and statesmanlike address, and expresses renewed confidence in him." The motion was carried without dissent.

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MR HUMPHREYS AT KNIGHTSTOWN., Star, Issue 7025, 2 December 1890

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MR HUMPHREYS AT KNIGHTSTOWN. Star, Issue 7025, 2 December 1890