The House Dissolved

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THE HOUSE DISSOLVED. Date of the Provincial General Elections Fixed Official Nominations on January 13 and Polling on 20th. Notes Gathered from the Provincial Political Field. Early this morning telegraphic advices were received from Fredericton announcing the dissolution of the Provincial Legislature to-day. The official [illegible] are fixed for Monday, January 13, and polling on Monday, January 20. The time is short and the campaign must [illegible] be vigorously conducted. Business men generally will be pleased at the briefness of the political campaign; and also at the governments, consideration in withholding any announcement during the holiday season thus disturbing Christmas trade. THE SITUATION IN SHEDIAC. SHEDIAC, Dec. 31 – [Special] – Mr. D. L. Hanington is here looking after his own interests, it is said in case he should soon be called upon to give an account of his stewardship as leader of the opposition. He may be an able statesman, but he would receive a much larger vote here if he was a supporter of the government. Mr. C. M. Melanson and Councillor Gallant are both talked of as the coming Acadian candidates. Mr. Gallant is a strong supporter of the present government, where as Mr. Melanson is reported to have said that if he came out he wished to do so as an independent. Both gentlemen have a large circle of friends in the parish and either of them would make good representatives; but should Mr. Melanson offer as an independent he cannot expect that support of the Acadian friends of the local government which he otherwise would get here if he were to offer as their candidate. COUN. GALLANT’S CLAIMS. EDITOR TRANSCRIPT, - I notice in the Moniteur Acadien of last week that Mr. Melanson, of Shediac, would in the evening of a local election this winter be chosen by the French Acadians as their representative; and the article further stated that the French of each place were unanimously in favor of said candidate. Doubtless the supporters of Mr. Melanson would wish to impress such an idea on the minds of the people of this county in order that their aspiring candidate may be placed on the roll of nominations; but they should adhere to the truth when making such a statement in the very faces of the people whose opinions they are trying to misrepresent. Feeling the injustice which has been done the French Acadians by the Moniteur, I have felt obliged to write in defence of them. Mr. Melanson may have influence among the Acadians, but does that influence reach as far as C.H. Gallant, who has been upheld by the French Acadians for the last ten or twelve years, as their representative in the Councillorship. It is certain that Mr. C. H. Gallant is and has always been a staunch and avowed supporter of the government, and should his name be placed on the roll, the Acadians will show that it is not Melanson whom they uphold, but the man who has held their confidence and support this last ten to twelve years. YOUNG ACADIAN. Shediac, Dec. 31. THE SITUATION. The St. John Telegraph says: - “The numerous body of electors enfranchised by the act of last session will thus be given an opportunity to make their influence at once felt in the choice of representatives, and in that way toward moulding the legislation of the country. No doubt it was also felt that as there must needs be an election of three members in the St. John constituencies it would be convenient that the entire electorate of the province should have the privilege of giving their voice upon such issues as may be raised. They repeated announcements in the opposition press that a general election was imminent will have quite prepared those electors who are opposed to the government, for the coming event.” THE OPPOSITION IN RESTIGOUCHE CAMPBELLTON, Dec 30. – Mr. Albert, Mott, barrister, who is to oppose Mr. Wm. Murray, M.P.P., for Restigouche Co., is a lawyer of a couple of years standing. Mt. Mott is a clever young man, but compared with Wm. Murray, who is also a lawyer, and ex-railway brakeman and ex-lumberman, and a man of the people, he has not the ghost of a chance of being elected. Mr. Murray has a firm hold on the constituency and it will take more than a Mott-McAllister-Moffat ring to defeat him. The only question to be solved is how many votes will Mott get?