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A Lively Meeting.

[per. press association,] Wellington, October 29. Mr John Duthie, one of the candidates for the Wellington seat, addressed a crowded meeting at the Opera House to-night. From the outset it was apparent the meeting would be of a particularly lively character. Amidst a considerable amount of interruption, Mr Duthie announced that, if, elected, he woujd not support Sir H. Atkinson, and then proceeded to combat SQrije statements niade by M;r Fisher afe his meeting last week. This at once raised the wrath of a large section of the audience, and from this juncture onward the candidate was not allowed a hearing. For some time thei interior of the building was a perfect Babel, and whenever the speaker i attempted to make himself heard he was promptly howled down. One section of the audience amused themselves with singing several taUnting choruses, At

9 o'clock the chairman declared the I meeting closed, and it broke up amidst j Teat confusion. ' '

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A Lively Meeting., Ashburton Guardian, Volume X, Issue 2557, 30 October 1890

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A Lively Meeting. Ashburton Guardian, Volume X, Issue 2557, 30 October 1890

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