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Nominations closed yesterday afternoon without any surprise being sprang.: The candidates are Messrs Hugh Gourley, William Hutch: son, and Alexander Sligo'.. A largely-attended meeting" of electors favoring the return of Mr Gourley waß held last evening, Mr Myers (the sub-chairman) presiding. Mr Gourley stated that he particularly wished it to be understood that he upheld the present system of education. It was resolved that the ladies and gentlemen present thoroughly canvass the ward. It was also.moved by Mr Hanley, and seconded by Mrs M'lntyre —"That this meeting pledge themselves'to use their utmost endeavors to forward the candidature of Mr Gourley and return him as their member."

Mrs R. Allan was appointed chairwoman of Mr Gourley's' Ladies' Committee yesterday afternoon, and Miss Morgan hon. secretary. Over eighty electors attended at Mr sSligo's Central Committee rooms, last night. ■ Mr A. Hunter presided. Very satisfactory reports were received from members. An Executive Committee was formed, and made arrangements for a thorough canvass of the electorate. A well-attended meeting of the lady voters was held at Mr Hutchison's Committee rooms, Moray place, this afternoon, Mrs Trainer in the chair. After discussing the merits of the three candidates now before the Dunedin electors the following resolution was unanimously passed:— "That Mr W. Hutchison's claims to support are the strongest, as Mr Hutchison has at all times suppoit ;d such measures as have been for the benefit of the working classes, and is still prepared and pledged to support Liberal measures in the future." The ladies present then formed themselves into a committee to assist in securing Mr Hutchison's return to Parliament, and arrangements were made, for a quiet canvass of the various districts of the electorate.

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THE CITY ELECTION., Issue 10438, 6 October 1897

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THE CITY ELECTION. Issue 10438, 6 October 1897

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