HAWKE'S BAY PROSPECTS.
(ariKTAL TO "TUB PRISS.") WAIPAWA, December 15. Indications point to very considerable alterations in the representation of the Napier, Hawke's Bay, Waipawa, and l'ahiatua electorates in the coming Parliament, although it is probable that tho alteration will not mean a gain to either the Liberal or the Reform l'arty.
For Napier there aro three candidates—Messrs 11. Hill (Independent) J. V. Brown (Liberal) and Evan* (Labour). The sitting member (Mr Brown) appears to hav« lost his punch, and the Labour candidate will poll » large number of the votes which havo hitherto been cast lor the Liberal candidate: honco it is (|uito on the cards that Mr Hill, who, il though standing as an Independent, will carry a solid Reform vote, will be returned at the head of the poll. In Hawko's Bay there ia another trU lingular contest. This seat was hold in the late Parliament by Sir John Pindlay, who won it at tho by-election on Dr. McNab's death. Sir John is not ooniesting it on this occasion. Tho randidatea aro Messrs H. M. Campbell (Reform), G. McKay (Liberal), and Chapman (Labour). Hore, again t tho h-plitHinir of the liberal vote is likely to result in the return of the Reform candidate.
For Waipawa there are only two candidates —Messrs G. Hunfcr (Reform) and A. E. Gull (Liberal). Theso two fought out the issue in 1914, when Mr Huntor won by a narrow margin. There ore strong indications of a change in public feeling, and the general impression is that tho Liberal candidate will capture tho scat. P:\hiatuu provides vet another triangular iieht, the candidates being Messrs 11. H. Uoss (Liberal), A. McNiool (R<v form). and Rice (Labour). Of the three .Mr Ross is the only one with Parliamentary experience, and in spite of losing votes, which will go to the Labour man, he should just about win.
If those forecasts are realised, tho partr position will be as at present— two Reform and two Liberals. LYTTELTON. 31r R. Macartney, Government candidate for Lyttelton, had a most enthusiastic meeting at Purau last evening. Mr F. Gardiner presided and every elector in tho bay was present, as well as a number of visitors. Tho candidate received a matt attentive hearing and was, oil. the motion of Mr Jackson, seconded by Mr Harkis3, accorded a hearty voto of thanks, after which he was given three heartv cheers. A short Visit was paid to tue Cashmere Military Sanatorium on Saturday afternoon by the Reform candidate for Lyttelton, Mr R. Macartnoy, who briefly addressed the patients. Mr W. T. Lester addressed an cnthnsiastic meeting at tho 'Woolston Oddfellows' Hall last evening, Mr W. Harrington presiding. At the conclusion the candidate waa accorded a hearty vote of thanks. Prior to his meeting at Lyttelton Mr Ell held a large meeting at Governor's Bay, whero Mr R. Allen presided. The candidate received a hearty voto of thanks. IMr H. G. Ell addressed a meeting at tho Oddfellows' Hall, Lyttelton l last evening, Mr J. Pitcaithly presiding. Tho candidate was aocordod a hearty vote of thanks. Mr J. McComfas addressed a crowded meeting of electors in the Woolston Public School last night. The chairman of tho school committee, Mr A. E. Hooper, presided. At tho conclusion the candidate was accorded a unanimous vote of thanks and continued confidence.
'No fewer than three oat of tho four 'candidates for tho Lyttelton clcctorato were in Akaroa on Saturday doing their Inst, each in their own way, to gain supporters (writes our correspondent). In the afternoon Mr H. G. Ell addressed a sprinkling of citizens, first on tho war memorial site and then at Hammond's corner. Tho burden of his appeal was "Tho Summit road." The people of Akaroa should most certainly 1 support tho movement to put a fine motoring road around tho summit from Christchurch to Akaroa, and tho inference was obvious—they should thereforesupport the man who was the mainstay of tho movoment. Akaroa, however, j does not appear to entliuso over the ' project. In tho evening Mr J. McCotnbs made an attempt to hold an I open air meeting in tho town. As Mr I Lester had boon advertised to speak in tho Oddfellows' Hall at tho same time, . Akaroa regarded Mr MeOombs's action ns beine not in accordanco with its notions of good taste and fair play. Consequently tho few loitering idly around : who happened to listen, proved so unj sympathetic and so noodlees of the
"rear# tongue - ' and the "specious argument," that at last the candidal'' pave up in disgust, probably. ami suggested that thrv should all adjourn to tnc Ofi'h>i!o-.v>- Ilail to hoar hU opponent. 'Wiiic.-h. frrtinvuh. tk<y one and all did proceed to do. Mr hosier was facfd with a largo audiencc truit gave him an attentive and patient hearing? and frequently heartened him with Fyn'.Tjathclic applause. At the close a h'-arty vote of thanks was accorded the speaker. The chair was occupied by tho Mr.vor, Mr Geo. Armstrong. -vs far as one car. judge from express!one of oninion freely given, Mr McC-oinbs will "get practically no support aroun'J } ior o Tlie Enlitting of the Liberal and Labour \me amnnj three candidates should all bo in the I Worm cand-dat.i ? favour, and no surprise will be expressed if Mr McCartney er.cceods in topping the poll. KAI.VPOI. Mr I>nv : d Jones the C.-rveTimrnt candidate for Kaiipoi, a-HrcsoM the electors at Ounihia on Saturday cvoni r yx. There was a good and Mr Horno oenpied the chair. The yper.rer reviewed tho legi*lntin passed by tnc Reform Partr. emphasising the wny the workers had'benefited, and ponting to rbe improved nensions already giv<-n. With reference to t l e cost of livinr. .Tones =aid th.e country was largely to '.lame for mu'-h of the increased V?ausc of our necle"ted ind :stri's >o frrjvornirc-nt could interfere with the linded cost of imported cwi'js. The romorlv was to push on with, industniw development. Mr I>. Jones. Reform c.-uuhdato tor Kaiapoi. addressed about 200 electors at Ran "Mora last evenirct. He was accorded a good hearing and rece-ved a vnto of tlinn!;?*. Tho flavor, Mr C. I* Jennings, presided. Tho Hon. D. Buddo addressed the electors at View llill on Saturday evening—Mr Fantham in t 1 e chn-r—and also at"Cooper's Creek, Mr Itvde pres ding. At both p!;iee> the candidate had an excellent reception. Mr C. Morcran Williams, Labour candidate for addressed a meeting in the Oddfellows' Hall. Kair.noi, last night. The Mayor, Mr J. H. Blndrwell. presided over an attendance of about 300 people*. Tho/-and date received an attentivo hearing and was accorded a liearty vote of thanks.
AVON. Mr Jack Carl, a candidate for the Avon sent, tho fiv««t mooting of his campaiKn at Now Brighton last night. The Mnvr.r (Mr I'". Kibblewhiie) was in the chair. The audience, winch numbered about 200, did not take the candidate v?ry seriously, subjecting h'ln, during the 2~> minutes which the address lasted, to frequent, pood-naturcd, and familiarly-expressed interruptions. The candidate dvl not seriously deal with the political questions of the day. When lie resumed his seat it -was m~.ved: 'That Mr Carl be accorded a hearty vote of thanks." This was de.lared carried' amidst chr-ers. Mr D. G. Sullivan, Labour candidate for Avon, addressed three meetings last evening—at South Brighton, Central Brighton, and North Brighton. There wore large attendances at cach. and Mr Sullivan received votes or thanks and oonfidonoo. RIOOARTON.
Mr J. Robertson addressed a wellattended meeting at Brvndwr railway crossing last night. Ho received a voto of thanks and confidence. Ho also addressed a large audience at the Riccorton Town Hall, where ho also received a vote of thanks and confidence, ilr C. J. Stokes presided at tho Riocarton meeting.
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