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Election Notices. generallbsembly election to the electors of thl hokitika district. /"I ENTLEMEN,— At the request o \X many influential and well-knowi electors of the district, I came forward t solicit your suffrages at the forthcominj election to fill the seat in the House o Representatives lately vacated by M Button. I am aware that there haß been som objection raised to my candidature on th double ground of my being new to politic and a stranger to your district. Hut if '. have net the advantage of experience, a least I am free from connection with th party which has so long ruled the Colony and us a new political era dawns for Nev Zealand, it is perhaps not altogether dis advantageous that it be to somi extent inaugurated by new men. It lan a straDger to your district, and you never thelees do me the honor to elect me, yoi place me under the greater obligation, anc nave a right therefore to expect me to b< the more zealous and the more devoted t( the duties you wish me to perform. My views upon the prominent politica questions of the day I shall aoon have at opportunity of explaining to you per' sonally, but I may state that I am i Liberal in politics. I hold that in this country which non< of us have inherited except to the exten we have inherited the rights of Britons there are not, and should not, be allowec to be vested rights antagonistic to th< interests of the people, such as exist in th< Old Country, The land of New Zealant should be open to the people of Ney Zealand, and if in the past Us distributioi has not been judicious, it is the more incumbent on the Government to tab care that it is more fully apportioned ir the future. Therefore, I am in favor of a libera land law, taking away nothing that hi legally possesses from any man, but en abling the poor and the industrious t( acquire it equally with the rich. I favor the extension of the principle o the sale of land on deferred pnyment3, ir reasonable blocks, and 1 hold that al public land should be sold in such moderat sized parcels as to make it pra.ctica.ll] impossible for speculators to absorb it ir vast estates. I consider that all dealing with land should be in broad daylight anc no hole and corner work permitted, bi which any man, however influential, cai obtain any advantage over the public. Moreover, I feel strongly that the grea burdens incurred by the Colony on Publl \Vorks, should, to a, large extent, be born< by the properties which have acquirei muoh additional value by their construction. Therefore I shall support th proposals of the present Government ti impose a just and reasonable property tax estimated according to classification, bu not burdening the improvements effectec by the industrious. I consider that every man not crimina and British by birthright or naturalization has a right to found a claim to th exercise of the franchise, upon the fac of his having crossed the ocean to mak this the country of bis adoption, am still more so if he is a born New Zea lander. . The former class are men whi have shewn by the fact of their emigration that they are men of enterprise and spirit and in the education the Colony has given and will give, to the young, we have th( best guarantee that they will wisely usi the privileges we give them. j The education of the rising generatioi I beoomes the more important when it i i regarded as the safeguard to the prope I use of the electoral papers. Therefore, ] consider, that the State should spare ni effort to make the education^ ot this Colon] the very best possible, free and open to all As all contribute to the funds from whiol its cost is defrayed, all have a right ta shar its advantages. I shall not add more at present, excep that I am a firm supporter of the presen Government, and s,ball do my uttaoiitr t, retain them in oflice, I am v Yqurs &o , SEYMOUR TIIORNE GEORGE, "Wellington, June 13, IS7S, TO THE ELECTORS OF THE HOKITIKA DISTRICT. /"^ ENTLEMEN,—Having been re \JT quested by a number of friends t become a Candidate for the vacant Seat ii the House of Representatives, I intern coming forward and addressing th Electors in the various districts at ai early date. Yours Respectfully, ANDREW GUMMING, Bloomfitld, 11th June, 1878. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF HOKI TIKA. /"^ ENTLEMEN.—. \t the request of \JC large number of the Electors, am after giving the political situation th fullest consideration, I have decided t present myself as a candidate for you suffrages. During the ensuiug weak I shall addres you at the various centres of populatioi within the district. I shall then fully ex plain my political views. In the meantime I will only say thai while prepared to give the policy enun ciated by Sir George Grey a general sup port, I will not pledge myself (if elected to blindly follow up any particular leader but will consider upon its merits ever measure iutroduced into the House-* whether by the Government, by th Opposition, or by independent members. On two points, however, I am prepare to declare myself, whether in the Hous or cut of it> I shall oppose, any factious; c sectarian attempt to interfere with THE EDUCATION ACT AS IT IS And I will give to every measure calcu lated. to develop, by the expoadituue < public money,, THE ENORMOUS MINERAL RE SOURCES OF THE DISTRICT, My hearty and strenuous support.. I haive the. honor to: be,. Gentlemen, Your most, obedient servant, SL CRQUMBXEUBRQWN. Hokitika, June 10, 1878. Trice 4s 6d, FAMILY HERALD; New Yoltjmu Random Readings. " Its; Random Readings aje the reeog niged modern Joe Wller. > '-~Brighh Gazette. London: William Stevens, 42 Strand, W.C. And may be bad (at a small percentag over the published price) of Every 800 l seller in the Colonies

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 4, West Coast Times, Issue 2872, 17 June 1878

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