The Provincial Campaign

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The Provincial Campaign
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THE PROVINCIAL CAMPAIGN. NOTES GATHERED FROM THE CONTESTS IN VARIOUS COUNTIES. Editor Stevens is just now humming to himself [illegible] Pinafore, “why are things thus all sixes and sevens?” A well informed Kent county man writes that from what he can judge of the feeling of the people of the county, the government ticket, Messrs., LeBlanc and McInerney, will defeat the opposition ticket by a sweeping majority. A Point de Bute correspondent writes: Everything is very quiet in the matter of election. Generally speaking the people of this Parish think the election of the Killam – Hanington ticket sure, and have heard of no organized opposition. If there is a contest in this election the electors will experience an accommodation hitherto unknown, in having two polling places, one at Pointe de Bute and one at Baie Verte, instead of all voting at Jolicure as formerly. STEVENS AND THE RAILWAY MEN. EDITOR TRANSCRIPT: Is it right that the I.C.R employees should be expected to cast a vote at the coming provincial election for Mr. H. T. Stevens, who through his paper and otherwise has proved himself an opponent of their best interests, and by no means slow in slandering them. It is true that the I C R employees are exempt from income taxation, but they are taxed on the property which by their industry they accumulated, and their income tax exemption is clearly conceded them by law. If the law granting that exemption be wrong, let its appeal be discussed. But it does not become the editor of the Times to sneer at the men who avail themselves of their legal rights. Those men do not repudiate their obligations, as he did in the matter of the cotton stock; and one of the obligations they will pay on the 20th concerns Mr. H. T. Stevens insulting reference to themselves. ONE OF THE $3.88 MEN MEETING AT SACKVILLE. SACKVILLE, Jan. 11. – [Special.] – Music Hall was crowded last evening by the electors of the parish to hear the addresses by the coalition ticket. Mr. Edward Read presided. Mr. D. L. Hanington spoke nearly two hours, explaining his position to the satisfaction of those present. Mr. A. E. Killam also spoke, explaining his attitude in respect to the coalition. Mr. Oliver Melanson followed and said it had always been his intention to run on the coalition ticket and that he had Dr. Gaudet’s pledge that he would receive his hearty and full support, and guaranteed that none of his friends would go back on the ticket. Mr. Anderson was the next speaker and he referred to the unanimity of his friends respecting the ticket and said they would warmly support it. After a vote of thanks to the chairman and three cheers for the Queen, the meeting dispersed, all being well pleased with the explanations given. Sackville will give a big majority for the ticket. WHERE TO VOTE. The provincial election polling booths for the four subdivisions into which the parish and town of Moncton are divided are all located in the town, as follows: Subdistrict No. 8 corner Wesley and Main streets; No 9. Robinson’s Hall, Robinson street, No 10, Temperance Hall, Streadmau street; No 11, Pythian Hall, Robinson Street. The polling booths in the other parishes will be as follows: Shediac – No 1, Old Homestead of late Thomas E. Smith; No 2, Lorang Gotro’s, Barachois. Dorchester – No 3, Court House; No 4, McGinley’s corner; No 5, Louis Richards, Belliveau Village. Salisbury – No 6, Hall in Petitcodiac; No 7, Salisbury Corner. Botsford – No 12, Thomas Oulton’s, Little Shemogue; No 13, John B Marvin’s; No 14, Colin VanBuskirk’s, Bayfield. Sackville – No 15, Wm Barnes’ ; No 16, Crane’s Corner; No 17, Hall, Point Midgic. Westmorland – No 18, Temperance Hall, Pointe DeBute; No 19, Temperance Hall, Baie Verte. To The Electors of Westmorland County: GENTLEMEN. – At the request of a large number of electors in different parts of the county, I have consented to contest this constituency as a candidate for the Provincial Legislature at the approaching general elections on Monday, January 20th. The agricultural classes contribute in no small degree to the prosperity of the county of Westmorland, and it is desirable that their interests should be represented. As a practical farmer, I believe I can advance and guard their interests in the Legislature, without in any way underestimating the value and importance of other industrial pursuits. My experience as a member for years of the Provincial Agricultural Board, as representative for this section, should serve me in good stead when dealing with matters affecting the interests especially of the farming class upon whose prosperity so many industries are dependent. In the growth and development of the county, generally, I take great pride. And, it would be my endeavour to aid all efforts calculated to promote its interests. Politically, I am in favor of the present Provincial administration, believing that as it has honestly sought to manage public affairs prudently and economically, that its past record as an indication of its future course, will merit my support and consequently warrant me in expecting your endorsation of my candidature. As you are also aware, it has been thought advisable in the county’s interests to form a compromise ticket, I also ask your earnest support for the whole of the colleagues with whom I am associated in this contest. I remain yours obediently, J. J. Anderson, Sackville, January 8, 1890. To The Electors of The County of Westmorland: GENTLEMEN: - Again, after a period of nearly twenty years in the enjoyment of your confidence as representative, I hail with pleasure the opportunity of giving an account of my stewardship. My past conduct as your representative, while doubtless not free from errors, is such, nevertheless, as I venture to hope, will warrant me in asking a renewal of your confidence. I feel justified in saying that, as a representative of this noble county and its varied interests, I have endeavoured equally to advance the interests of all, irrespective of class or creed, and to promote public works and measures irrespective of personal interests or special locality. I regret that at this moment some of my former supporters do not approve of my views as to the present candidature of our county. After the fullest consideration of the situation and of the interests of our county, after consultation with many friends, I arrived at the conclusion that in view of the unnecessary and unfortunate issue raised in St. John, and of our county’s general interests, it was not advisable to run the present election in our county with two full par tickets, especially if I could thereby secure a French-Acadian representative, in which we have for some years failed. With these views we have formed a coalition ticket, and I have no doubt but that the conclusion arrived at is best in the interests of our county. I shall avail myself of every opportunity in the short time frame offered me to submit for your consideration the reasons in support of our present candidature, and the result for your approval at the polls. The coalition is for the present election, and no change of principle as to opposition or support of the Government is involved in it. I regret that the time for discussion is so short, and think a longer period should have been given. I deeply regret that I cannot visit as many of the electors as formerly but shall do all in my power in that direction. If honored by a renewal of your confidence, I shall continue to endeavor to promote in every way the best interests of our County as also the Province. Soliciting the cordial support of the Coalition ticket and thanking you for past favors, I am, your obedient servant. D.L. Hanington. Dorchester, Jan. 9, 1890. To The Electors of the County of Albert, GENTLEMEN: This is the third time, within sixteen months, that I have appeared before you as a candidate for your suffrages. I appreciate this occasion, in as much as I was an honored instrument in assisting to enact the Franchise Act which has made this election necessary. I appeal with confidence, not only to those who have long enjoyed the right of suffrage, but to the young manhood of the County, the newly enfranchised voters, who are about, for the first time, to be called upon to exercise a freeman’s right and duty. The magnificent majority given me in September 1888, which was nearly doubled in 1889, gave me the right to speak with no uncertain sound on the behalf of the rights and interests of my constituents of Albert. During the last session of the Legislature I endeavored, faithfully and to the best of my ability, to discharge the trusts conferred upon me as one of your representatives. With what measure of success it is for you to judge. The amendments to the laws relating to Corners and Highways Acts entrusted to my care by your County Council, were carried through the Legislature successfully, and I am proud to believe that a great saving will thereby result to the taxpayers of Albert. The Act for the reduction of the interest on your Railway debenture indebtedness, I am glad to say, is an accomplished fact, and can be made available by our County Council. Although not so successful in my efforts to amend the laws relating to the Courts of Probate, I still look hopefully forward to accomplishment of this object, and will strive earnestly and persistently to that end, if again honored with your confidence. I have made strenuous efforts, by frequent visits to the different sections of the county, to fully inform myself as to the requirements of the people with reference to Roads and Bridges, and have endeavored to meet those requirements so far as I could with the power and means at my disposal. The Government, to support which you elected me, has shown itself disposed to promote your interests, and while it thus continues to act, it will not only merit but command my support. On behalf of myself and my colleagues on the Government ticket, Mr. Charles J. Osman, who is well and favorably known to all of you, I solicit your support and confidence. I am, gentlemen, your obedient servant, HENRY R. EMMERSON. Jan. 6, 1890.