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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Mr. E. M. Smith, — New Plymouth

page 107

Mr. E. M. Smith,

New Plymouth.

Mr. E. M. Smith,

Mr. E. M. Smith,

Edward Metcalee Smith is about 58 years of age. and was born in the Black Country, England. Judging from his enthusiasm on the ironsand question he [unclear: st] have inherited a strong bias in favour of the homely metal. He [unclear: came] the Colony as armourer to the Imperial troops, and served in that capacity [unclear: ring] the war, subsequently joining the service of the Colonial Government in the [unclear: me] capacity. Mr. Smith has almost devoted his life to the study of the ironsand [unclear: posits] on the North-West coast of the Colony While Government armourer, he [unclear: as] constantly testing them, and on retiring from the service he settled at New [unclear: ymouth], where he carried on his experiments. Recognising his earnestness, [unclear: ck], and expenditure of money on behalf of the public, he was returned by his bellow-townsmen in 1890, and is one of the best-known figures in the House. There is a keenness under his humours which no close observer can fail to detect, and he [unclear: ses] no opportunity of advancing the interests of his district and forcing its claims [unclear: der] the notice of the House.

Result of General Election, 1893:—
Smith, E. M. 1782 Returned.
Trimble, R. 1291 Defeated.
Price, R. 163 Defeated.

Votes recorded, 3236; number on roll. 4110. Women on roll, 1465, of whom 1389 voted.