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MR. GEORGE'S MEETING AT KUMARA.

TWELVE HUNDRED PRESENT.

CROUMBIE BROWN RESIGNED.

Kumara, June 22, 9.30 p.m.

Mr George held a meeting in the 'theatre Royal to night, which was crowded to the doors, fully twelve hundred being present. He spoke for. ah hour, and was most attentively listened to. He declared himself in favor of the Education Act. (Cheers.) He would advocate the construction of a railway between the West and East Coasts; the reduction of. gold duty, and the amendment of the land laws, so that it should be within the power of all to become

freeholders. Mr George received throughout a most patient hearing, and his replies to numerous questions touching local subjects pdt to him, Were of the most satisfactory character*. Mr Ancher moved, and Mf Ssddori seconded a vote of confidence in Mr George, which was carried by acclamation", only one hand, a dirty one, being held up against it.

At the conclusion Of the meeting Mr Croumbie Brown announced his withdrawal from the contest. He (Mr Brown) said that as there were three candidates, and as he found that the only eftecof his standing would be to imperil the chance of either Mr George or Mr Fitz Gerald without any hope of securing his own, he would not act the part of a dog in the manger. The chair was occupied by Mr Pearn.

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MR. GEORGE'S MEETING AT KUMARA., West Coast Times, Issue 2877, 24 June 1878

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MR. GEORGE'S MEETING AT KUMARA. West Coast Times, Issue 2877, 24 June 1878

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