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A large and enthusiastic meeting of the friends and supporters of Messrs Lewis, Donnelly and Greig, was held in the Sydenham committee room, next the Mission Hall, on Saturday evening, Mr A. H. Hancock in the chair. A lot of routine business was gone through, and arrangements .made for a thorough canvass of the district. The Maori elections are to take place on December 19th. For the South Island there will be twenty-five potting places, at which at last election a total of 668 votes were recorded.

A largely attended meeting of the supporters and friends of Messrs Lewis, Donnelly and Greig, was held at the Chamber of Commerce last night. The reports of the sub-committees were of a satisfactory and encouraging character. It was stated that central committee rooms had been taken in Morten's Buildings. It was decided to hold a meeting of ladies on Friday next, at 4 p.m., ana a meeting of the General Committee on Saturday, at 8 p.m.

The following candidates will address the electors to-night:—Messrs Lewis, Donnelly and Greig, at Richmond Foresters' Hall; Mr RoUeaton, Islington; Mr Buddo, Southbrook; Mr Moore, Carkton; Mr Hardy, Ammti Mr Heaton Rhodes, Wainui; Mr Cbilina, Soigbtstown: Mr Wilson, Kimber-

ley j Mr Beanie, Kyle; Mr Tanner, Papaami; Mr A. E G. Rhodes, Marshlands; Mr Joyce, Ashboume; Mr Barrett. Highbank; Mr Ca-verhill, Y:ew Hill: Mr EH, East Chrietchurch School.

The Christehurch Returning Officer notifies elsewhere that nominations of persons appointed to appoint scrutineers at the no license po;l must, be lodged him not later than to-morrow. He will proceed to publicly consider the candidates so nominated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 2nd, at the Provincial Council Chamber. Messrs W. Oarey Hill and E. W. Roper were nominated yesterday by the continuance of licenses party. Mr H. TJ. Eli spoke in the Foresters' Hall, Richmond last night, Mr R. J. Paul! presided. Mr Wright moved, and Mrs King seconded, a hearty vote of thanks and confidence, which was carried unanimously. The Oddfellows' Hall, Montreal street North, crowded last night, when Mr W. W. Collins addressed the electors of that district. A vote of confidence was passed almost unanimously, and cheers were given- for, the candidate and the Government. Mr J. M. Thompson occupied the chair. *" * ! Mr W. W. Tanner spoke at Marshlands; school last nigut, Mr Burgess in the chair. A vote of thanks and confidence was carried by a large majority, an amendment of thanks and no-confidence being "rejected. ; Mr C. A.C. Hal-dy had excellent meet* ings' at Russell's Flat and at the Springfield Hall, and received <an enthusiastic reception. Mr A. H. Tarnbull, who has been asked by a number of electors to come forward as a candidate for the city, has replied that he has been absolutely forbidden by his medical adviser to do so. There was a crowded attendance at the Selwyn street schoolroom last night, when the electors were addressed by Messrs G. J. Smith and T.£. Taylor. A vote of thanks and renewed confidence, moved by Mr Dalley, and'seconded by Mr Beck, was carried unanimously. Mr F. H. Smith, has withdrawn from the Timaru contest, and Mr J. S. Keith, Mayor, •has now announced himself in the Opposition interest. . ..* At Oxford last week the Government candidate received a vote of thanks, proposed by Mr Black, seconded' by Mrs White. For the Southern Maori electoral district, Parata, Erihana, and Taituha Hape are. expected to be nominated. The great question in this election will riot be Liberal or Conservative polities, or old age pension, or prohibition, but the question of wills.

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Press, Press, Volume LVI, Issue 10514, 28 November 1899

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Press Press, Volume LVI, Issue 10514, 28 November 1899

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