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THE GENERAL ELECTION.
LIST OF CANDIDATES.
The following is a list of candidates nomi- nated for election to the Legislative Assem- bly. The letter M or O denotes whether the candidate will support or oppose the Government and the word "for" or "against" signifies the views of the candidate in regard to the increase of stock duties. Retiring members are denoted by an asterisk.
ELECTORAL DISTRICT. CANDIDATE
Albert-park " Mr. E. Joske, O., against
Mr. G.F. Miles, M., against Mr. J. Nimmo, M., against Anglesey " Mr. W.H. U Hlerker, O., for
Mr T. Hunt, O., for
Ararat " Mr. C. Hedland, M., for
'Mr ft M Leilas 11 for
Ballarat East " Mr. J. T. Phillips, O., against
.Mr. J. Russell, M., against Ballarat ft est (mo
member») Mr S L Balle} O aga nst
Sir l li Finlayson M kgntnl» Mr J \\ huton O against
Mr H 11 Sarjeant, 11 aiialus) Mr C C »-boppee I) »K&lust .l otonel ».nilth O for .Mr K T I »le, I) lor Benalla and \ arra
wonea Mr I BrocI M, for
llr« Il Calmes M fs# Mr O Puncau, M again»! Mr I Hopkins O , for
Mr J M Samara M for Benambra . Urn 11 Craven M , for
.Mr 1 Wtlkht, M for
Borong .. Mr F Allen M, »cain»!
. Mr O % Multo ii., »gainst
.Mr 1- II TutilUI, M , agaiu.l
Boruuif - Mr II Breen O for
Mr M Duncan M for Mr D O Learj, (J for Mr Ibilllps U lor Bourke East Mr M U tdgar, M
Mr M J S (-air U asaiatt Mr i Hearn M , against
Mr W J Lobb, M agalUBt llr J Lion O againat
Mr J Macmeikan, M against Mr ».Walker M , a_.au»t
Mr M J Wilkinson. M for Bru.lit.on . "Mr T Bont, O agalnut
Mr J Garni boll, M., against
Carlton _ . Mr I ft T Evans, O agalusl
*Mr J gardiner M. ae.ainss Mr A Geddes O against Carlton South .. Mr ft Iel en) M against
Mr ft II Leonard, M , against Castlematno (tiro
member») 'Mr ft J S Gordon M agalni
Mr H Uli»ci M »«»mit
.llr J U. i atlersoii M. airains.
Clunes »ml Allen Donall anl Sisan
llr J Briant M a.alnit .llr T Cooper »I (or
Hi A J leaeoek 11 airains«] air W r Pitcher ii asralust
llr w I> Prazier O airain«! -Mr VV Q tells! M. «.ainsi
llr O D Lal griilje M »failli, llr J S) me» o ojaiust llr vv M h Vale O (or Mr t Wilkins O a»-*lust
«llr W Anilersou 11 Airalust
Vlr R lUcb»rd»ou O , a_alu»t
llr V. II Colechln
.Mr J hey», M »tainst
tir F _oi>ibotioiu O , a.a nat llr 1- C. Se) niour O for .llr I H Grate«. O lor Mr W .tredwlck U , lor
Mr T h Dost 11 for
llr O Ii roreinan o , for vir I* quirk O tor
Mr J M Tareruer O, for llr li (Henny O for
.llr C. 11. Ulllcer II again«.
Mr H s Darre«, li, lor Mr J Cheetham II (or llr H O Daly IL, tor Mr It nitchie M. (or
Mr \\ 1- latched M (or
Mr II birkwood II »«lust
Mr It K. W illlatu» O au.tiias East Hourko Ho
roughs (Is o uietitlicrs
Mr D C. Archer II acaln.t
Mr J M Hiwluir JJ aíralas. Mr J Ullin. M niralnit
llr 1 II (lenzie 11, against VI. D llethseti li against
llr e 11 Pearson li, attains»
Mr M lloseustsclg, 11 attain». 'Mr l> Oillie». SL »cain« llr J Moloue) O ajalnsc Mr M Urlcln IL airalnst Air T -uilth II against
.Mr A Deakin M , ».ali st Mr J b. Kikhy O mialu.l llr A «Uni lu O (or
.llr t~ II eauieroit II aga.-»»
Mr I- \V liest II asainst Mr I Holden O a.alutl
.llr 1U L) ltei I 11 s.altist
.Mr V I. iuelier le again» . *Mr W M elatk \l a_.lml
llr T O Collu its, U tor llr VV II riMl.e, O for llr C. II lloaro O lor
.Mr ( Atilross» It, «san tt Dr e 11 Diste O acalna llr J luce II against
Mr r~ l Jone» O , a_ai"s .llr J Munro, o. (or
Oi||»!»isl Central *ltr A. Uarrl» II tor
Clppsland North Gippsland Soutli Cl|i«lani «mt
llr C llaokintotli O, lor Mr J Wee, II lor
Gippsland East Mr. H. Foster, M. for Mr. N. Gould, M. for
Mr F Vi Dres ermann M tor 'Mr A II I eau II, tor
Mr I- a Mason M , tor
Mr h J St (Kluan, M , for llr 1 II ("each M »(.tliist Mr A. C. (Iroom M ».»lint llr J J Malst! 0 ».must
llr II Uuiyta.e II, airalnjt
air J Kees 11 tor (1st o
horoi g li) Qeton
.Mr I) II Dariel II »calusl llr A K. Hoirs) II o_»iu»t .llr A \oui_ II, airalust .Mr J T nrossn O lor .llr I 11 U Coll 11 tor
Mr T O Atklnsou II *airalult Uri I I»)lor 11 -valnst Jolimont anti West
Hieuuiond Mr J II hn!|>o O (nr
Mr J '.cott. I* a"alnst
.Mr C. Smith 11 acalust
.llr I O Dills o (or
llr II J Ualüraltll O, (01 llr VV Wilson II, (or
llr ?>. a Calvert M. (or 'Hi 1 La» xIon O tor
Mr J . trotter li , for
llr II D 11 Kens», li foi llr J lliiiotfuis
llr VV Thomson li (or .llr C. \oun_. O (or lowan _ _, «Vlr le. Ilakcr O , (or
Mr I I fraser, II, arralrnw Mandurang Mr J Couti« O (or
'Mr J li lll-hitt, M against
» r T Moore, li, against llr J Sutherland O (or Mar) borouicn llr II Howman 0 (or
.llr A It Outtrim Si.a.alns. Melbourne East
Itsso member») 'Mr 0 Coppin M airalnat
Mr 1 Stuart O against .llr I_ L. /ox, li. airalust
Dr J 1 Jos ce 0 airalnat
llr II l-sugford 0 a_all st «Mr J Lauren» M atraln.t
llr VV h. Muri hy, 0 (or
.or J NI Kose O (or Dr Llo)d 11 scannt
llr A Uortlivrlek 0 again». .Mr D. tlauUKll O , (or
llr Vi J Mountain 11 again», llr J Amltrson O »uralii.t
llr It e. Uarrott O , »(.allias
llr VV 1 (J Kelli O anaína» Ur Vi Malone) O »"-Intl
.Mr J ti lelroe, M.tualn». Mornington llr A Dosvnis-nl al, (or
.llr l_ I- billilli, O (or
isoriiianb) . Mr I II Intyre II (or
.llr W -tuet» O tor
Nathalia »Air O Graham II (or
Mr S Trelhoweo O (nr
Osen» *llr J ronrusou 11 a_aiut.
llr 1> Mall
Poltvarlli 'llr C. I., forrest M »Kaust
Ur J Woods, u lor
Port Melliouri e *Mr I T Durham II, anlast
Ur I 11 buluiou O , -.ali as Prahran . llr I J Dlion If a.alnat
Mr VV A H.-obtu ü »..lue Mr S. Willis M o.alu.t 'llchmoiil flsso
i euibsrs) _ Mr 0 If Ilennett O ».»ins«
.Mr J llosbao M ».»lim
llr J Jam« li »tal i«t
llr J i Jcokiu» o a.alntk Mr \> A Trentvitl O , tor Itlpon and Hamp Melbourne. North Melbourne South Melbourne Wilt
Ko.net (tsto mem
Mr I' li Conn t O (or Mr M Cu sen U (or
Mr II » lonnelar-ter u lo» .Mr I Sluokell II (or Mr v> J Webb 11, (or
Mr II JemiltiK» II airalust Mr I TulUtt II ausslim Mr 0 iilrutr, 0 ».\lust,
.Mr A " Hallo« o a. »Inst "Mr It Murrow » u »_.»i «t Mr J I Utrolln II »*-Vu» .Hr J (Julck o a_tl st.
llr It O Neill o *|ifil .t
llr i) I -terr) U akahl.»,
Mr J Cul I is oil O (or
llr 1 s Cooinr o (or
.Mr O W Hall VI lor s
Mr I) Ulanil ard J in H.
Mr h I- Chapman M airalui. .Mr J Harris VI »"al st
llr II II W ettenhall II analilla .Mr J Wood« o (or
Mr C 1. Anlrisss 0 a.alnit .Mr li I rilk II a.attst llr C1 finch M »itali st
Mr J s steuart M axainst
Mr W nitro it» O (or .Mr U dial ot M (ur Mr II r- I »rrut U lo Mr J II Tone O tor llr 1 Murph) O lor llr J J Ural T
Mr VV J Allan M a.alnit .Mr J Murra), U., again».
ïucrOEUI» Diwaipj. O-iNDiDiTS.
iniUtutown, _ llr. W. J. Carter. O., for
Mr. O. Lindsay, M., against
Mr. P. M. Scudds, M., against Mr. li. J. Smith, U., against, Mr. J. Btylos, 0" against
Mr. W. Whlto, M., against
Mr. W. U. Williams, M., against MttfafmsN -_ Mr. a lil» tho. O , against
' . Mr. »L Butterly, 0.,-agalust
?Mr. a «£. Jones, O., for
Mr. IT, B. M'Vltty, M., agolnst llr. O. Williams, M., against.
îTie following members have been re elected without opposition :
Mr. Wrixon, Attorney-General (Portland). Mr. Dow, Minister of Lands (Kara Kara). Mr. M.H. Davies (Toorak)
Sir Bryan O'Loghlen (Fort Fairy), Mr. Carter (Melbourne).
Mr. Staughton (West Bourke), Mr. Madden (Horsham). Mr. M'lntyre (Maldon).
Mr. Wheeler (Daylesford^
Mr. Levien (Barwon). ( _
POLLING BOOTHS IN MELBOURNE
In consequence of the alterations effected In the boundaries ot the metropolitan con- stituencies by the Electoral Districts Altera- tion Act, changes have necessarily been made in a number of the former polling bootbB, and therefore, for Hie convenience of electors, u list of the polling bootlis to be used on Thursday m the respectivo metropolitan electorates ia appended :
Canterbury Division-At bL .Silas's classroom, Fcrrars-strect, opposita Albert-park railviay bu-
Queen's Division-At a housa situated in tho
£aaie'ru-road, near tho Albert road. i
Brighton Division-At t..o Cpurt-bouso and I'olico I
Brighton South pii|slon-At Mr Godfrey's ottlco, cloao to tho Sandringham railway »tallon.
Brighton base Division-At a briol, cottago in | Viokery-atreet, close to the East Brighton railway j ata-loti. ¡
Elsternnlok Division-At tho new l'ost-olli-B Build- ings, -Jew-street.
Gardenvale lUvislon-At Messrs. Stillman nnd Co-'a ofBce, corner of Qlcn lluntly road -uifSl'Mlllin
Northern Division-At ¡.oniprou's Academ}, Kath
Southern Division-At the Carlton hall, 'Princes
At tho Folioe Court, Drummoml-street.
Barkly Division-At tho Foresters'-ball, Smith
Darling Division-At tho old Court-house, Johnston,
Collingwood East Division-At tho Lecture-hall, Town-hall, Hoddle-atroet.
EAST BOURKE BOROUGHS. Alphington Division-At Alphington. Brunswlok Division-At Brunswick.
UUlton-hlU Division-M Ulitiou-lilU. Coburg Division-At Coburg.
Northcote Division-At Northcote.
EASTERN SUBURBS. Kew-At the Town-hall.
Camberwell-At tho Shire-hall. Balwyn-At tho htato -ouool.
Hartwell-At Mr. Vi. F. Clan., juiir.'s, shop.
Caulfield-At the bhlre-hall.
Caulfield. Bast-At the l'ubllo-hall, near the Caul
«eld railway station.
Malvern-At, tile State School, s prlng-strcot, I Malvern East-At Mr. Chndwie'k's shop, Dando noncr-road, opposite the Caulfield railway station.
At tha Freemaaons'-hall, corner of Ferrars and
ESSENDON AND FLEMINGTON. Atcotvole-At tho State School. Essendon-At the Stato School.
Flemington and Ke-nslnuton- At the liait and Courthouse, Kacccoursc-road.
Kenalugton-At tbu state School. Uooneo .»onda-At the Town-boll.
Fitzroy South Division-At the lower Town-hall,
Fitzroy Central Division-At tho Refrigerating and J'roduoe Stores, Weitcarth-street.
Fitzroy North Division-At the Tomperanoo-ball,
Clifton Division -At the Stato School, Allied
Braybrook Division-At the Stato Sohool, Bray-
Footscray North Division-At tho Royal-ball, Foot.
Footscray Mlddlo Division-At the Court of Petty
Yarraville Division-At the VarraVille-hall.
At the Temporary Town-hall in Golding-strcet, oft
At Mr. Note's shop, Burwood-road, opposite tho Hawthorn railway statioa
At Mogera. Fiero and Co.'s Land Ofllco, Auburn road, adjoining the Auburn railway station.
JOLIMONT AND WEiT RICHMOND.
Weat Richmond Diiision-At 77 Undgc-rond, Rich-
Jolimont Division-At tho Orderly-room, Powlett
street, East Melbourne.
Latrobe Division-At Garraway's Land Mart, Qucon's-walk, corner of Collins and Swanston
.Uippa Division-At tho Manchester Unity Hall,
Cnrdlgan Division-At tho Old Trades-hall, logon.
Gertrude Division-At 44 Brunswick-street, Fitzroy,
Flcmlmrton-road DUlslon-At the Town-hall and Mechanics' Instituto, North Melbourne.
Roval.park Division-At tho Presb} terian School- room, Qate-house-street-, Park».tile.
MELUOUHNK SOUTH. ! At ths Town-hull, Hank-street.
MhXIlOUltM- MEST I
Railway Division-btutc School, Mut, alroet West I
Hotham Dil Islon-State School Queensboro street,
POUT Ml LBOUHNB, At tile Town hall Hay street.
At the Town hall Chapel street.
ïsorth Division-At the Tosen hill Undue road
Central Dltlslou-At tho Temporal oe hall Church
South Division-At the Oddfollos s hall Church
SOUTH 1. AKUV.
At tho South .arra Hall Toorak road.
_T K11 DA
Balaclava Division-At tim \l eales an Schoolroom, corner ol Carh.Io au I Chaj el atrcoec
bt Kilda hast DivUlot -At tho Vuctlou rooms of Mussr» Welsh and MuKh 111 li street.
St Kilda Wost Division-At lim V.velejan School
room ¿Itzro) »trece
WlllUmstoan Centro Division-At tho Oourt-houso at d Com eil c1 ault ern TI on ) son sir et.
Wllllam.to s i North Division- \c Mr li Do« oil s balrdrcsslnc saloon Douglas parade
Williamstown Motarla Dltisluu-At tho Jubileo hall North ro«d \civi)or_
W llllamsto tn South Division-At Mr Cox s rest rseucc, Tnompson street.
nOUKS Ol' VOTING.
The Electoral Law Amendment Act mude a substantial change in the hours of polling in the metropolitan area, nnd it IB important that electors should know ¡hut in tho bil- lowing districts the bootha will be open from
8 a.rn. to 7 p.m. :
Melbourne East Hawthorn
Melbourno West Jolimont and M'est Rieh Carlton mond
Carlton South Moltioumü N'orth
Albert |»ark Molbouruu South Last Bourke Boroughs Port Milljouinu Collingwood Prahran
1 astern Suburbs Itlelunond
hmcrald-blll Soul li Yarra kssotidouand Flemington St Kilda
1-it.toy \UIUauistonn. 1 ontscray
The only electorate within the metropolitan group in which the polling, is limited to be- tween 8 a ni. undo p.m. is
In all country constituencies the polls will be from 8 a.m. to ß p ra,
ELl-CTOKATI. OF TUE EASTERN
MR GILLIES'S UANDIDATU11U.
The Premier addressed the electors at tlifl Itosstown Weslejun schoolroom lasteveoiiiR. Mr. J. Uallautyne, president of the Oakleigh shire, was voted to tho chair, and there was a Rood attendance.
Mr. GILLIES said that ho lind not ottered his Bervicei to the electors of tile district un- solicited, and when several gentlemen waited on linn to nsk bim to stand lie auld he would decline unless it was the de siro of the «teat body ot the electors that he should do so. Ifc lind in no way interfered with the cnndidntuia ot Mr Staples, who lind waited on lum io sa] tina he desired to retire m his favour It wasnnly when he was assured that his cundiduturi would bo geiierall} acceptable tluitheallowed himself, to lie nominated. Tin» majority ol candidates tor election nt the presi nt unit proteased to be supporters ot the l.iluc.iliou Act, but the electors should discriminate ni lavour ol those who were prepared to niip Kort it in a tangible uni. 'I lie Government
ad niven an earnest ot their intcutionu by proposing to reserve a large nfii ol lund us ii permanent endowment tor the support ot tho educational Hjntetii, and all thom» v.ho boueatly believed In the s>steiii i mild lavour such n movement. The Government had gone into the question ot irri- gation In n i ci y prit thal ninmier, illili had proved Unit the consonutioii ot water wns ti menus by which thelMihio of the lands ol the colony could bo in- creased a hunilrcdtolil 'I lu» proposals of tim Government included a sein mc for the cou struction of national headworks and a dis- tribution of water, «Inch would ptoie of in- calculable benefit, and, na a sequel, the culti
yatton of new products was to be çncpqrnged
in every possible vvaj 1 evy countries were i capable of raisin,; such a variet) of products as Victoria, and it was most undeair able that the efforts ol farmers Bhould be limited to the cnlnvution of a few cereals 1 ho manufacture of raisins in the Mooroopna district hart proved a pro nounoed success, and there was no reason why raisins, currantB, í.c, the importation of which at present represented a quarter of million ot money should not be produced local]). The Government also proposed to reduce the, railway freights .on tarni pro dues wherever it was possible to do so, mid to cive a substantial endowment to municipal oodies 'Hie conservation of the lorests of the colonv Wim a question of the utmott importance, and it was one to which the Government intended to give the closest attention, and provision was to be made tor the sanitation ol Mel
bourne and suburbs hy the introduction of the Metropolitan Hoard of Works lilli lue tima had come for soma alteration of the standing orders ol the Le.mlative Assembl), so that undue obstruction would be pre vented, anrl it was intended ts take steps to secure such a reform ot 1'urliument irj pro ccclure as would make the proceedings ot the House more buauiesB liKe and oredltable than they had boen ot lute.
In nnsiter to questions, Mr Gillies said that nn) representations which were made to theltoiltvay CoinmiBitoners or to him as to the desirability of establishing railwnj worls shop. at Oakleigh would receive proper it tention lie was not in fnvour of allowing pumita in each School district to decide whether Scriptural instruction should be given m the schools 'Hie question au to why Tyrer s patent spark arrester was not Î;cnerally used m conn»aion with the railway ocomotives was a departmental one 'lins nrrester muht be a very good one, but ii matter for consideration in reference to any particular arrester was whether it did not uitertera with the draught from the fur-
An elector asked whether the cnndidnte was prepurcd to tuite Bieps to exclude any man from Parliament whose inorul character was successfully rusailed
Mr GILI i"s said that question had better be UBlted in Borae other district When a case ot the kind was brougnt before Parlia- ment he would b. nrepiir.d to deal with
A vote of confidence in the Premier WBB carried by acclamation.
EAST MELBOURNE ELECTO.I ATE.
MR ZOX AND Mît. COPPIN AT
Mr. E. L. Zox and Mr George Coppin, the retiring representatives of East Melbourne, addressed the eleotpra last, evening in the clubroom of the Royal Hotel, Victoria-street, The room was crowded, and Councillor Lee occupied the chair.
Mr CorriN, who spoke first, and waa well received, snid that the closing address of a. candidate for Parliament wns chiefly devoted to answering charges made against lum, mid it wpB chiefly for that purpose tliut be carne before them that evening If he had been betöre the electors long enough to prove himself staunch on one question more than another, it was upon that ot religious instruction in stute schools Ilohadalwa.s asserted, and would still assert, that Ile wna in favour of free, seculur, mid compulsory education, mid agiunst the mtrodui tion during Benoni hours ol nny religious obser- vances (Cheers ) bew mon in th« colony had dupe more to promote religious teaching outside Behool hours than ho bud (Cheers ) liiiiiovm . that religious instruction could be properly und thoroughly given alter school hours, he had gone to the trouble and expense of testing bis theory nt the Model Schools, in Melbourne Another man, llr Saint, of bouili Yarra, lately deceased, made the same experiment, and both, be could assure them, with entire success Instead of the Bishop und clergy forming themselves into a political part., it would become
them much better to follow un an j
experiment which was a proved success, and carry it out in a voluntary manner (llear, henr.) The llo>al commission nppointed in connection with education bad recommended that tho hours for iree, secular, and compulsory education should not be interfered with, but that provision might be made for religious instruction of a non sectarian character, either lie fore or after school hours that was the principle observed botli by Mr. Smut mid himself in their experiments, in which it might have ' been supposed that ministers al religion might have evinced some interest, but tiley had not done so I he results obtained hi the late Mr banu during -¡J days were that at the Malvern road stute school 12IIOS children, nt the Punt-road Behool 0,91'» and at the llorosos street Behool 5, lh"> children, attended religious teaching, or that nlto nether 27,7-18 children received religious instruction during tile time mentioned Ile thought the results were suliicientlj good to encourage them to follow up that plan, and keep the Bistern otherwise, IIB it was now, free, seLUlur, and compulsory (Cheers ) At the Central Stnte behool he (Mr Coppin) sent round a circular to all the parents, uuking whether they desired that their children should receive religious instruction aller school hours, and nearly ever.one was willing Ile found out what dennmiuaUons were represente I, provided Kuchers for each, and tried the experiment, I hu records showed, lor example, that on June 8 there were -120 children in the Protestant clunst s, and on the 21st of the same month the mun her was 322 'Hie ltoiunu Catholics und
i Jews largely attetided their own sctiouls, and
there were not BO immy of them in propor tion, but on the 17th ot the Hume month I there was a class ot GO, and on the -_nd
of 01, while the Jewish class n um li" rail D7, or within two of the total nuni
ber attending the school (Cheers ) It wns said that the House required debating potter, but he thought talk tvns too often uuatuken far debate. Hie legislation of a coalition Government wus not of a kind thut
I required much debate. Hie debating tins
done by the tito sections of the part) in the Cabinet, where mutual concessions wea made, anil, as a consequence, there wus not the necessity for debute which existed when ( -treme mensuren were introduced b) purl) I Governments (llcnr, hear ) He wished to [ su), in conclimon that their opponent in this
constituent) hud accused them of fuluelioud in Buying thal he bud promised not to oppnBe them 1 hey had luttera to prove what the) said and tilt) proposed to post ti cop) of them to every elector on. the following da>
Mr 55ox, who wus well received, said flint it mi) man could come lorwnrd mid ¡,u> lbut any toiiresentiilive of the Itomnn Catholic ordor hud in any wuy tried to induce him to alter Ins views upon education, or that any fiubllcan of position had asked Ins support or their polio, hu would ngrto to resign his seat in Parliament in the cventot tour elect- ing lum (Applause )
Mr Corns -bo will I
Mr Xo\ unid that he had never lent lum self to anything thut would have the elf i et ot stimulating religious pnju tices, anti Inn uspi
ration was to see all «ecu and clnssea living ni hnrmoii) nere. (Cheers) lie knelt nothing of this alliance, nor uny reiiuon for the chorees that were bein,t made day after du) If his statements on that point were IK t uc cepted, he could, and would-whether in l'arliamont or out of it-bring such evidence before a public meeting IIB would show wli. certain uiiitenieiita were bein.' tunde iigtiinst lum, and would explain also tin reusons for the attitude of a particular pnpor towards lum during the lust Parliament It vvii. hardly necessnr., hu thought, to unsure them that he wus not going to doom his re pu tu tion either now or in the futuro b) entering into any such alhuucu us that suggested 'lhere was not one scintilla ol truth In the statements tunde (Cheers ) \s to tin ir opponent's diurnos of uiitrutbluliiess, they would be able to Bil) for themselvts on the followiiitt du) whether beor tin) wcrerli.hr
What Mr Stuart had stud was that | perhaps une du), w lion Mr toppin made tip lils mind to retire, he (Mr Stuirt) t_i"ht come forward for J.nst Melbourne He sum. to the trouble ol getting Mr Muna all the rnnps tor the nett districts, und ho took them all uwoy with lim exception of Laut Mel. uonrm, which be sahl lie did not want As regarded the Ciabtion Goiernment, he wished to urge upon tlie.m utrongl), und in what, a» IIB runti contcrsunt with commercial lite, wus a spirit ot piophec), thut the retention of the Coalition wns never moie essential than during the premin crisis in the llnnnciul afluirá of tliL c don. lhrmiL.ii the creation ot over values, luth in lund nu lothir tliitie.., nu unfortunate condition ot nil urs lind bet it reached, und it was to be touted thut a riitutn -at the prest ut tit li -to pnrt) politics would Boon lillie« til« crt lit ol the c ilonj lelow that oi any other lu the Australian croup It bad been Bind tu. mist bun thut ho would tniliiitour to upset tin Hull pollij ol the countrt Now It he lind ihe power lit would dt dine to turciso it (A \oict>- iini'ii tio weal ) Ihe ^penkir wits timto right , he tins too weak uni bénin too steige lie was not ludicrous cnoitji to attempt it (Clutrs ) He woull noter aid in revolting protective dune* until the people, who introduced the polie), wished it done liirtlur, In the Hume ttuv that a public ni, when deprived of his buiineis, was t ntitlcd to compensation, so a mun who had bulli up a buaiiiiss under protccttvo laws would bt tin tight to have a luir claim ngaltiBt the state tor compensation In the I emit ot the réintroduction of a tree trade
tarli! (Cheers ) Mr 7ox also dealt at i nome lingtli iith other questions, ' bluing his condemnation oí the stock i tux largcl) upen IIIH experience, while I a member ol the 'lurlff Commission, ot
the litjur) indicted by it upon many tocal In dtistrles He also advocated a better orgutil «atlon tor publtc chant), mid thought that,
in the event of the asylum lands being auld, the monej should be devoted to the promo tion ot public charities without fostering pauperism lîy a wider adoption of the separate treatment of incurable patients in hospitals the cost ol those patients to the Btate could be reduced from £80 to about kSO per annum, and the Melbourne Hospital, relieved of such cases, could be devoted to the treatment of tho particular cases for winch it was intended 1 his was the eighth time of his cominf before them, and if the electors thought Hint Mr Coppin nnd him seit had done their duty, they might fairly claim reelection on thursday next (Cheers.)
An elector asked uhv the publication of Mr. btunrts letters lind been delnved until there v.us no opportunity of answering
Mr Corrm said that Mr btnait had under- taken to utmwer the letters betöre they nero published lind he not accused them of making false statements the letters would never have been published ut all
A numbet of other cmesttons having been asked and answered, a vote of conudence in tlie eiindidaies was lurried
'.throughout the meeting a few persons, chietlj bojB in the centre ot the room created a good deal of umsc
MR TRANK ST CARIS CANDIDATURE
A personal dillieulty has occurred in the Last Melbourne electorate Mr 1 rank fatunrt bavin-, pnbhtly denied that ho had promised Messrs /ox and Coppin not to oppose them, those "eiitlcmen have published letters from Mr Stuart bearing on the subject 1 boj also deny Mi Stuarts allegn lion that they have sought to make political capital out pf the alleged occurrence of
1 sneatnif, at his factory and the suicide of un underpai I girl 1 hey have nevei re lorred to this subject, though they have, thej saj, dwilt upon the breaking of the pledge which Mr. btuart voluntarily "ave them about the electorate.
ELLC10RA11. OF BlUGIirON.
Mr. J. CAMPBELL AT ELSTERNWICK,
Mr. James Campbell addressed a meeting of electors at the Elsternwick Pnbhc-hall last evening. Mr. W. II. Noy presided. The hall wns well filled, and the candidate received a most attentive and sjmpaihetic
Mr. CAMPBELL met with n hearty reception op rising. Ho Bald that be proposed to dis- cuss the speech ol the Premier, which was delivered amid n howling tempest of noise and Blormy obstruction, nbont tile most insane exhibition tluit ever disgraced a puldic meet- ing in Victoria. (Cheers ) It was fitly held at Kaw. (Laughter and cheers ) Mr. Gillies was justilied in his warm acknowledg- ments of the great services winch the first coalition Government rendered to the colony In passing the Public berviee mid lluilivma Management acts, which i removed patronage in state departments ' from the hands of politicians. (Cheers ) Mr. (lillies was nlso justified in commending the first coalition Government lor enunciating
ttiut Australian-foreign policy which bud pre-
served the southern shores of New Guinea and the islands of the Nuw Hebrides from foreign occupation. (Hear, bear ) Tor the introduction ot a loreign policy the colony wns chu Iii indebted to that statesmanlike politician, Mr. Jumes Service. (Cheers J The remissions ot duly proposed by the present Government ought to meet willi approval throughout the colony (Hear, hoar ) When in ofhee in the first coalition Ministry he (Mr. Campbell) Bubmitted to his collcigues a propon! for the establishment ot a penny post. (Cheers ) That had again been made bv his Biicicísor in olhce, and wns now adopted bj the Government. (Hear, hear ) In passing, he would like to pny his tribute ot admiration to the administration of the present Postmaster General, Mr. Dcr hnm (Ch*ers ) Postal ann telegraphic com- munication should be made ns cheap ns possible, the growth ot the business would Boon rep iy the first loss on the reduc tion of rates (Hear, hear.) 'Hie telegraph business of the colony bud nearly doubled during the past four janrs. He would like tile Government to sunport the proposal for a Puebla cable, which would hoof immense service to the colonies, especially in tunes ot war, became it would be more difheult of interruption than the existing cables, and it would bring about a needed reduction in the present rates, »Inch were for too high (Hear, hear.) Ile unproved of nn additional subatds ot iUO.OOO to the municipalities for one j car, but thought it was ii mistake to make thnt increase a perniiineiu cnarge on tlie revenue. (Hear, hear.) The present Budget was a "boom " budget, but the boom bud gone, und he feared it would be matu n jour before the colony ngam saw a Biirplus of ¿870,000 (Hear, hear.) Caution was there lore UUVIB ible us retrenchment might become necessary. (Hear, hear ) 'Ihe adoption of the proposals with regard to the storage and carriage of farmer»/ produce would be a national gain, (Hear, huur.) He heartily endorsed the decision of t|ie Government to establish agricultural and military colleges, and enlarge the Working Men's College. (Cheers ) The experiment of encouraging the farmers to grow a greater v arietj of pro- ducts by offering bonuses to the value of n quarter of a million sterling was well worth malting, but lie hoped that the country as a whole would pronounce» against the increase of the stock tax, and against any other pro posai which, by trriiting our fellow colonists as foreigners, must eventuate lu great dunster (Ulieers ¡ Willie approving of irrigation, lie thought that caution should be exercised with regard to headworks, which should nut be mude sops to the con stituencies Ile would give the greatest en courugepiunt to the waterworks trusts. (Hear, hear ) The 1100,000 which the Government proposed to spend on Parliament houses would do more good to the community if put into 20 miles ol ruilwny. (Cherrs ) The present BJ stem of ullouiting the ¿"80,000 which was annually voted bj Parlia- ment to develop the mineral resources ot the colony was ii bout as bad and na vicious us it could be, und he wns glad to ben that the Government proposed to mike a great improvemiiit in the distribution of the tuonej. (Ikar, henr ) More assistance ought to be Liven to the etlorta winch were being muda to discover u new coidtteUi
(Hear, hear ) A bold policy of railway con. slructiou in the matter of main pioneer lines, und a cautious policy with regard to crosscountry hues, uould meet with Ins approval. He hoped the Govirnment would introduce n sjslim of light, narrow gauge lulls tor the mountainous parts of the colony (Hear, he.» ) Willi perte« loyally to tile Education Act, he would like to see ruligious instruction given m the state schools (Loud cheers ) Ile was averse to the introduction of denominational teach-
ing in the state Bchouls, desinug onlj the non secturuin, non dogmatical, ianda, ment d truths of Christianity to be taught. (Cheers ) Public opinion was ripening in i hat dirrction, mid lie hoped that bi torc long the parents would be allowed to determine whether religious instruction should or should not be given, with n conscionco clause to protect both teachers and pupils who ob jected (Hear, hear > 'Hie formation of good character should be a matter "t more concern thin the acquisition of knowledge Morals should be oi higher moment than arithmetic, and it was of iiilinitu importance to the muire welfare ot the cclonj tint the ruing generation should be brought up to leur Omi mid lovo their fellow creatures. iCheors ) Ho would extt m1 tue friin. cluse to female ptopertj-owners nnd to u omen of a cerium etuudnrd of educa-
tion, but bo fenn \ that evil consequences . would follow tlie introduction ot politics to the lamily hearth (lluur, hear) At any rate, It would be Hafer to go gradually ubout tho extension, ot the auftrüge lo women If whatuus tried proved good, then we could go on ni the same direction , if it proied bad, wa could stop and even go back. (Hear, hear.) Parlinniant ought lo put an end to the pillie) of borro»nig monei fur unproduc- tive woill"; (fleur, bear ) l'Ile present de pression was onlj tcmpirnrj. The colon) was bound to prosper, because it bud all the sources of prosperity within ita borders. (Ulicers ) A good Parliament und a good Government would prove a potent factor m promoting lim national prosnentj, mid he hoped thul Ihe electors throughout tho colony would riso above petty loeallsmn, personal prejudices mid passions, and loto on largo, broad, and general principles ; above all, honing in mind the necessity ot bustniniiig the honour ol Parliament, and hilling due regmd to the ehnracter of tho mell they returned ns their representatives. (Loud mid prolonged cheors.)
In repl) to quest iona, tlie candidate saul it would he wiso to cxiludu Government con., traitors from Parliunienl Ile would support mi amendment ni the sixth section of the Licensing Act, milking it imperative thnt all liquor should lie sold bj Imperial measuie, HO thnt a purchaser might be» sure of getting the quuntit) hu paid for. He was in favour of the oMensltm of the St Kilda line to brighton, Tho reelnmntinn ot tim Elwood swamp would yield sufficient to pay for tho
cost ol lui construction,
A cordial vote ot thanks having been tendered to the ehnirniini, Hire« hearty cheers were given for tile cniididute, mi 1 tlie meeting dispersed. _ _
ELl.U-'OUVTK OP .SOUI'll YAHNA.
MU. JOSEPH H.UÏÏUb^ CANDID VrUUr..
Mr J. Hums addressed the electors at Miss Shclton's schoolroom, Millswyn street, houth Yarra, last evening. t Mr Cam, ex Major of Melbourne, wns In tlie chair.
'1'hc candidate, who wns received with loud and prolonged cheering, auld thnt ns he lind represented that electorate for the'pnst nine j ears without the slightest dUmtlaluctlon on
the part of his constituents, be thought be was perfectly justified in asking tor their support next Thurada] He most emphatically opposed the emigration into this country not only of the Mongolian race, but also of the various other Asiatic races, who, besides being a disgrâce to a civilised country like ours, added greatly to the dreaded diseases which were prêtaient in our midst (Hear, hear ) '1 he stock tax, ought to be abolished altogether, for it was very injurious to the farming in duBtry and quite valueless for revenue pur-
poses He would do his utmost to obtain the ! opening of the museums and public libraries on Sundny for the benefit of who were compelled to toil all the week Ile was certainly in favour of the running of the trams and suburbtn trains on Sundays, but he was avorte to extending
them to the country districts If the tram | and tram trnfhe wore stopped on Sun day it would necessitate the employing of 10 times the labour which was in requisition at the present time, and that would certainly mean Sunday labour and bunduy trading, winch be, as a humane man, was greatly averse to (Applause ) He thought that the increase ot duty on oats and burley from 2s tolls was very nu desirable He perlectl) acrecí! with Mr Gillies's proposals in the Budget, and thought that the Premier had done more than any one man in Ins position lind accomplished for some years He wns in favour of mern bera of the Irados hall Council being placed on the Harbour 'leant
In reply to a question, the .undulate, ex- pressed his opinion that women, as a bod), did not wish for women's suffrage, as they had quite sufficient to do to look alter their homes and domestic wants. Several other questions were put to the caiulidatt, and answered The meeting terminated with n vote of confidence in Mr Harris movqd by
Mr J Whiteman, seconded b) Mr Dunlop, and curried unanimousl), with cheers for the candidate, and a vote ot thanks to the chair- man _ ra.
ELECIORAIE OF SP 1.1LD\
MR r___DEUICK~7ÏÏLI,T_TX Al" TIIl.
Mr frederick Tullett addressed the electors fast night at the St Kilda town hall Mr \V Simpson occupied the chair, and about SOO persons were present
ihe CiiAiitMw, in introducing the cnndi
date, spoke stioncly against the withdrawal of Mr Murray Smith
Mr TULLETT Baid that pirty Government was in his opinion essential to the success of Pnrlinmentiir) institutions m british lands I ho Coalition Government was at first n nccessltv, but that necessity had now passed away lie was in perf ct accord with the Premier on the question of intercolonial treetrude. ihe mnlieeiind other lands should be le iseii, but should be revalued ever) seven jours, en tint the unearned increment should benefit the «tute Hie Australian Purli iments would be justified tu doin" their utmost to maintain their pre dominance in the 1 acilie ihe increase ot the prospecting voto met with Ina upnrovu), but it should be advocated in n datèrent mode from that hitherto adopted ihe tariff proposals of the Government up peared to be satiBÍactor) and it wus only just that the probate dum s on Bimll catates should be abolished 1 he increased eubsid) winch waa proposed for the mumcipditie. would be etltctivcl) disbursed Ile totull) objected, however, to the proposal to expend 1-uU 000 in bonuses to the farmers 1 he money could be much belter spent m other wave ihe eula oi the lunatic us)lum grounds wus inadvisable. Ihe in cruised grant to th» Wt rking Men's College and the proposed establishment of a militiri college, were projects which met with his approval [At this stase an e\citc I sup porter ot Mr i unter insisted upon interrupt ing the candidate, and succeeded fornearl) a quarter of an hour in putting a stop to tilt proceedings] It was sitisfuclory to know that the Government intendc I to introduce the Metropolit m Hoard ot Works bill next session A fêlerai navy was required, und the conservation ot the forests which tile Government intended tocirrj out, waa ilso nu important mutter As to Parliamentary reform, he considered it would be better to tolerate u lew brawlers in the Assembly than to curtail in an) way the right of free speech He was in tut our of loe ii option with com penstttion and altogether uc.aitist the open ing of public houses on bundies. (Cheers anti grouiis ) Ile claimed to be a liber ii and a protectionist, and it was onlj under n Liberal Government that the colony could be properl) represented
In answer to questions, the candidate said he would vote for an increase ot the import duty on woollens , that he was in favour of reducing the expense ot uecuring patents, and of the passiiiit of a Lien Dill, that he wus opposed to plural voting, and to the in creuse ot Mr bpei.ht'a «alary , und thut lie would vote tor au absentee tax
A vote of confidence in the candidate Was carried by a larue mujority
ELEClORArE Ol''CULLING WOOD MU. BKAFLEY'S CANDIDA .'URE.
Councillor \V D Beazley one of the can didiues for Collingwood held a meeting last night at the Yorkshire Hotel
ihe candidate auld that with regard to the 11 lucation Act lu entirely ugrcc 1 with its three fundamental principle-«, free, secu lar, und compulser) It was alwa)s Ina desire to see this uctrirricd out in its en tircty, nn 1 he challenged anyona to den) thut ha wns oppose 1 to it throughout the whole of his candidature he had acted in an independent manner, un I no one could loy to his churre mi) compact with uti) religious bod) or indivi lu ii to in the least degree un set or disturb the present working ot the net ( -ppiuuse ) If the) thought that he was not lil ely to carry out his pled.es he would rither they ilid not vote tor bun. ( Vpplnuse ) He distinctly deine 1 buving ullicd lum Helf to any sict or political pirty, which hud lor its object the altering ot the l.duciition Act (Applause ) Ile carne for stard as a protectionist, mid he, tor one, kuuw the benefit, c interred on the colony by protection Hie Civil Sert ice Act, he thought, wns badly constructed and cotise queiitly was unworkable I lils rauurkespe emily reterre I toclussihellion. He condemned in nounuionsur.tt terms the sending of i lure;« contract on behalf of the Harbour Iru.t to be extcutedin Scotland t, hen the money could very well have been expended m this country, and the wolli carried outellectitely He also opposed any llicreuse in the prest nt sill ity of Mr ¡.peiglit. He latoured the estubhthuient of a Metropolitan board ot Uorls un m-iii tution which he thought would bo worked with wrest benefit to the suburbs
After n lew questions had been put and answered, a voto of confidence in the cnudi date wat carried without dissension
Mr Beazley held another successful meet ing at the Simpson a-road lire Uri^udc st» lion, when a motion oi confidence w is p isseil
m his lav our
ELECIORUI. OP POltl MELBOURNE.
Last ni|.bt Mr Durbum, the Postmaster General, had a most enthusiastic reception from the electors of Port Melbourne, in the
local ton n hall Mr Armstrong occupied the chair In tho coursa ot his n warks, Mr Durham upheld the administration of his department A tote to the tfiett thal Mr
Dirham still returned the couliileiice of the electorate was unanimoualy curried
ELECTORATE UP MELUOURXE «EST.
Mr. W. T. C. Kelly addressed a largo meet- ing at tho North Melbourne Town-hall lust night, Mr. J, Urook in the chair, Tho can- didate went over the various subjects pre- viously deult with bj bun. At the close ho received n vote ot confidence, on the motion ol Mr. Wullaee, seconded by Mr. Drake»,
(1'itoM OUR CoitatsroNDitMs )
ELECl'OUATE Ol'* DAYLESFORD.
RECEPTION OK MR. WHEELER AT
Last night Mr. J. II. Wheeler, who wns one of the members for this constituency w hen it formeil n part of the electoral district of Creswick, was entertuned bj n, lurgo number of the electors of Clunes at the Club Hotel, and congratulated on his unopposed return for the newly formeil electorate of Dajleaford. The major ot Clunes (Mr Andrew Nicholls) occupied the chair, and
Mr. J. Ilorselj the vice iliair.
Mr «nu mi, MEA, in responding to the toast ot his health, proposed bj Mr John Dev eridge, ol Glengower, reviewed the political situation mid tool: the opportunity of commenting upon a statennnt which had been made to the ellen that certain candi- dates, oi «horn he was one, who liad been alreadj returned, lind entered into nu lilli mee» with the Roman Catholics and the publicans to defeat the principles of the Education Act mid ot local option bo far as hu was con- cerned, he gave the statements nn unqualified denial, it wild n scandalous perversion uf the truth, 'lo show bow tar he was disposed to pander to either ol the alleged proposal», lo bargain for the defeat of the Education Act, or the upsetting of the local option principle, ho could nttlrni mint dminctly that lie wns in favour uf the Education Act, and would maintain It. (Cheers ) He was In f.iiour loo ot local option, und to tdiow bow far the assertion ot his alleged support ol the drink traffic »vus borno out, ho could Biiv thnt on tho evo of a meeting w hieb he lind held In Dalesford, u deputittiun lrom the
licensed victuallers had visited the town on purpose to formulate certain questions to put to lum at the meeting in question He, how cter, declined to see the deputation, and did not do so (Cheers )
ELECrORAlE Or GEELONG
MR MUNRO RETÏÏ-ËD A HEARING.
«"*» GEELONG, TUESUAT.
A meeting of the electors, convened by Mr Mtuiro's supporters was held in the I'xhibl
tion hall this evening the large building was densely packed The balcony, which had been reserved for Indies was crowded with ladies and gentlemen At half past 8 the chair was occupied bv Mr IT T Howard and a larne number of Mr Munro's friends were on the platform In the body of the hull, however, a large party bad assembled who were determined that the candi
date should not obtain a hearing -he voice of the chairman could not bo liffttd Mr Munro began to speak, but could not up till about 9 o clock obtain a hearing, owing to the noise made in the hall Whistling, Btnmpmg of feet, hooting, and other Bounds drowned the voice of the speaker, and " Sweet By and by ' and other songs were indulged m
(BT 'I la.GUArii )
Mr Munro tried, up to half past 0 o doe., to obtain a hearing but could not He endeavoured to show what lie had done, and what be would ondeavour to do, it elected, but those opposed to lum would not listen Ile challenged them to prove that he hud not done Ins duty as their representative, or liad done anything to justify the proceed inca nt that meeting Lvery time he spoke however, he was met with interruptions and groans Seeing that he could not obtain a hcaruit., he thanked the Indies present for their attendance, and proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman 'ihe audience, numbering about 1 500, then dispersed
ELECTORATE OF EASTERN
Mr. Henry Foster addressed a large and influential meeting of the electors here last night.
Mr. FOSTER, who was loudly cheered on rising, stated that at the last general election he was invited to stand for Benambra, but refused, as he considered that the district, politically, commercially, and geographically belonged to Gippsland. This view had since been endorsed by the Government, who included the district in the electorate of Eastern Gippsland. He was standing at the earnest request of his friends as a liberal, a protectionist, and as a representative of the working man. The land laws as introduced by liberal Governments
has his support, as well the protectionist policy to which they owed all their great industries. he was in favour of extending the protective system to the farmers of the colony by a decided increase in the stock tax, and by levying an equitable tax on all cereals imported into the colony. He was opposed to the bonus system proposed by the Government, as that was really no concession to the selectors. he believed federation to be at present outside the range of practical politics. With regard to mining, his experience in the prospecting and mining boards had given him a practical knowledge of the question. The prospecting vote up to one or two years ago had been frittered away, and even now far too much money went to support joint stock companies. He was in favour of increasing the vote, but under such regulations that the greater part of it should go towards testing virgin areas. Prospectors should be attached to each party of track cutters, and more money should be spent in searching for coal, tine and other materials. The warden should have power to deal directly with the granting and forfeiture of leases to the exclusion of the Minister, who was often subjected to the influence of members of Parliament, and rents for leases should be considerably reduced. He would support the Tambo Valley line from Bairnsdale to Omeo via Bruthen, and an inter colonial line from Bruthen to the New South Wales border, via Orbost. He believed that when the Government were shown that not one inch of railway existed in the electorate, the first sections of both these lines would be included in the next Railway Bill. The Government should push on the works at the Lakes Entrance more energetically. he would support the Education Act in its entirety, and a system of land endowment in connection therewith. Gippsland was entitled to have an agricultural college and a school of mines.
In answer to questions, Mr. Foster said that he would support the establishment of a state bank and the representation of labour on the Harbour Trust. He was opposed to woman suffrage and the indiscriminate opening of crosed roads. He thought that the eight hours system should be made
ELECIORATE OF CENTRAL GIPPS
Mr. James Rice addressed a meeting of electors here to-night. He expressed himself in favour of the Education Act being main- tained in its entirety He would support the stock tax, and the construction of railwuys from Sale to boutli Gippsland, irom Sale to Heart and Cljdebanlr, nnd from Rosedale to Yarram. Ile was in favour of opening the
mu'oums and librarlo, for certain hours on
Sundays, mid, w hile a wann «supporter ot pro iqctionuiid the nuning industry, would throw open for selection numerous areas thnt were not being worked. Ile advoiated nn amend ment of the band Act to enable widows, but not mimed Women, to select. Ho thought that the farmers were asking too much m demanding ii bouutj on exported wheat. Ile favoured plural voting aud a tax on citj propertj-. _
ELECIORATE OK DALHOUSIE AND
Mr William Wilson held his final meeting at Romsey to night, aud met with an enthu- siastic reception fron» a numerous assem- blage.
Mr WILSO», commenced by stating that ho had received generous support from ever) part of the electorate Referring to the re [ vision ot the tariff, he declared that he had
been a protectionist tor 20 »ears, and would probably remain one Tho agriculturists were not reçu»nig toual a IvunUges with the tradesmen li» the towns, 'thej were treated as aliens, and had no rights ns a class-a state of things that would continuo until the humera roturned to Parliament men whose interests were identical with their own. lie wns opposed to uiti reolonuil tree trade, which would be greatly to the oil vantage of the uiminfttcturirjs and merchants, but would open the \ letorinn ports to the free ingress of produce from Tasmania and Ne« Zealund Australian unity und Imperial federation were things of the remote future. He would not intern re with the Education Act, which afforded the prim iry elements ot an English edu<ation, and inflicted no in- justice upon any ela»s in tlie community, Ho was in favour of local option with com- pensation, and waa opposed to Sunda) trailing, und to the opening ol the museums and libraneB on bundi) Heobjicted to coalition nsageneral principle, but would not like to sec tlie existing Coalition bre ik up abruptly li allowed its own time, it would gradnully dissolve into its own elements He was in favour of all rntepnjers, women in eluded, linviug vote-i, but hu was opposed to female suffrtige being um further extended. He was in favour of plural voting on prin- ciple, as property should be represente I, but he would have a low residential quublicntion and a high non residential one. His opponent (Mr, Dully) claimed historic descent, but it would have been better for the country if it had had nothing to do with his progenitors, one of whom w as drow mg a pension ot ¿'1.CÜ0 a yeur from the state and upending it in Ire land. Hu nus opposed todillerenttal lailwuj rules m favour ot New bouih Wales, and to the introduction ot histor cal class books of a religious char icter in the state schools until
the heads ol the various denominations Wero
agreed ubout them._
ELECTORATE OV WAlUíENIíniP.
Mr. Edmond Murphy addressed a crowded mccann ni the Mechnnics'-hall to-night The candidate', who had nu excellent recep- tion, stated that bo was against coali- tion and did not regret his opposition to the Coalition Ministry. He liad not boen an obstructionist. Ile thought that a good Opposition was conducive to good Government Ile objected to the Chaney scheme mid considered that the lulu Exhibition bud proved n Indure. 'Hie money would have been better expended had it been distributed iimoncat the local bodies.
| Ho wns opposed to the Educatinnal Endow- ment Hill, us ho considered that it h.d been too hnstily introduced. Hn was alvorae to ihe Licensing Bill and to tho stock tax, and
tiivoured an ubsentee tux.
A unanimous vote ot confidence m the candidate waa carried.
Mr. limber subsequently addressed a meet- ing, a vole m Ins iavour being carried.
ELECTORATE OK GUNBOWER.
i ROCHKSTER, MONDÂT.
I Mr. .). T. Brown held ii successful meeting
to-night lu tho sliire-hnll. He dwelt at con s'derablo length on the Budget proposals ot the Government, which, lie consulerei, were
framed in the interests of Melbourne, though ostensibly in the interests of farmers. Hie good efTect of the proposed municipal endow meut fund of £140,000 was counteracted by the abolition of special grants amounting to ¿2o0 000 'i lie proposed encour igement to agriculture would he considered, be more beneficial if there were a reduction m ruilwuy freights Ile condemned the Government
severely for their policy respecting the stock tax, and declared that their whole Budget was merely in favour ol Melbourne merchants and was of a metropolitan character He objected to differential railway rates, winch were not in the interests of tlie farmers, and he believed that the only remedy waa the tormation of a slrong country party Ile fuvoured the formation of Government irrigation experimental farms, winch lie con siderod would be preferable to the Chaffey scheme He was a strong supnoitor ot tlie Education Act in its entiretv Ile considered that a tax on fat stock wits necessar), but that store stock should be imported free
A vote of confidence ni the candidate was carried unanimously
ELECTORATE Or SHEPPARTON AND
Mr G W Hall oddressod n public meeting in the Mechanics'.hall last night. He Bpoke lu favour of the stock tax, federation, the Education Act, and local option He re- ceived a patient hearing, and a vote of conti dence m the candidate waa carried
ELECTORATE Or LOWAN
Hie president of the Lowan Group of Tanners' Protection Associations to-day de dared Mr P. P Fraser, the local and liberal candidate, to be the farmers' representative, the voting being- rmser, 97 , Baker, 32.
ELLC1 ORATE UF DONALD AND
We have received the following telegram
from Mr Chasfbtewart, the lion secretary
to Mr. T K Dtrw'a committee -" The final group meeting of the Partners' Protection Association was held at Corack last l'riday, the cnndulnte chosen by the association being
Mr '1 K Dow"
ELECIORATE OP WANGARATTA AND
Mr George Graham addressed a large meeting In the town hall to night He was well received and delivered an address of ot over an hour's duration
A vote of confidence m the candidate was carried unanimous!)
Candidates uro advertised to address electors this evening ns under -
South Yurrn -Mr Harris, at Christ Church schoolroom, Punt road, 8, Air Blunshnrd, at Mitchell's carriage factory, 'Toorak-road,
St, Kilda -Mr Jennings Bt town hall, 8, Mr 1 urnor, at Bay View Hotel, 8
Jolimont and West Richmond -Mr C Smith, nt Cricketers' Arms, Punt road, 8. at Si lenham notel, Elizabeth street, 0 , Mr limpe, at corner ot Powlett and George streets, 7 30 , on vacant land, Bridge road,
Enstern Suhurbs -Air Gillie', at Recrea finn hall Kew, 8, Mr Moloney, at 0 Shanassj'a paddock Camberwell, 8
Carlton -Mr Geddes at corner «rilaon and Richardson streets, 7 30, corner Drum- mond and 1 recman streets, 8.80, Mr Gar dinei at Carlton hull S, Mr Lvans, corner Ne«rj and Canning streets, 8
Carlton South -Mr levers, nt Palmer's rooms, Drummond street, 8 , Mr Leonard, at
Cardig in street S.
"Prahran -Mr Dixon, at St. Matthew'a School Hi.h street, 8
North Melbourne-Mr Miirph), diet wynd street, near Quienes Arms, 8, Dr Lloyd, at George Hotel, Victoria street, 8
Collingwood-Mr Lnngndge, town hull, R Mr Ville, nt Toresters hall Smith street, 7 30, at bt. Philip s School, Hoddle street,
Essendon and Flemington - Mr Deakin, at New hall, Racecourse road, Newmarket, S, Mr Rigbj, ut Masonic ball, Aacotvale,
Albert park -Mr T G Miles, in the Albert park Hotel, Bridport street, at 8, Mr Joske, at Dundas place, Albert park,
«'est Melbourne -Dr Maloney, at Orderly room Victoria atreet, 8, Mr Kell), at Purni
tive Methodist schoolroom, Miller street, 8 , and at Adderln and Stanley Btreets, at 0
Richmond -Mr James, at Market re Borve, S.
I luro) -Messrs Tucker and Reid, at towt» bali 8, Mr Best, at skating rink, I.runswick street, 8, Mr Holden, at Derby Hotel, 8
1 nst Bourke Boroughs -Mr M'Kenne, at public hall, Coburg, 8, Mr. Meihieu, nt Quarry Hotel, Lygon street, 7 , at town hall,
List Melbourne-Mr Stuart, at old 1 rudes' hall 7 30 , at Tempeninne hall, 8.30
L ist Bourke-Mr Macmeikan, nt Heidel
berg, 7 , at Preston, at 0 , llr «'alker, at Heidelberg 8, Mr «'likinson, at skntmg rink, South Preston, 8 , Mr G iir, at Heidel berg, fe
Hawthorn -Mr Wilkinson at skating rink, Burwood road, 8 , Mr taylor, nt St. Colomb a schoolroom Burwood road, 8
Port Melbourne -Mr Demain, nt London Hotel, Bench Btrect, 7 , nt Excelsior hall, 8
Eootserni -Mr W B Gedge, at Yarraville, 7 30 and 8 45
South Melbourne-Mr Gaunson, opposite South Melbourne 'iown hall, 8