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GENERAL ELECTION

TIRED OF "LIBERALISE].'' CHRISTCHURCH. October 20. In reply to a request from the Liberal and Labor Association that he should state his position, Mr T. H. Davey, M.P., says that he will contest Ghristchurch. Ea6t as an Independent.

Mr James M'Cardle, of Pahialua, is likely to be the Liberal candidate for Pahiatua electorate at the coming election. Mr M'Cardle is a son of Mr W. W. M'Cardle, who was for a term a member of the Upper House. Some 30 delegates from the vaiious branches throughout the Chalmers electorate met at the rooms of the Liberal League in the Empire Buildings last night :or the purpose of selecting a candidate for that constituency. Mr D. F. Dennehy, Dominion organiser, presided, and expressed pleasure at meeting such a representative gathering, which was evidence of the buoyancy of Liberalism in the Chalmers electorate. Nominations were then invited, with the result that Mr H. E. Moller was unanimously selected as the candidate, the announcement being received with hearty applause. Several of the delegates referred in eulogistic terms to Mr Moller's ability and integrity. One delegate referred to a rumor in circulation regarding Mr Moller's nationality, and when it was announced that Mr Moller was a New Zealander, born in Chalmers electorate, his mother being an Englishwoman, and his father a Dane, from that gallant little country that gave us our beloved Queen, the enthusiasm of the gatheafcg was intense. Mr Moller, in reply, assured the delegates that he would tight the election with vigor, but without Ditterness of any kind, and he asked those present to carry on the campaign on clean and manly lines, and there need be no fear of the result. Mr H. C. Xewsley hat; been chosen by the Opposition to represent the Liberal and Labor interests in the Waitemata electorate- against the sitting member iMr ]}. Harris). —Auckland telegram. An Invercargill wire fays that at a meeting of the supporters of the Reform party held at Riverton last night Mr 1). T. Fieming, the organiser, being present, Mr A. W. Rodger accepted the unanimous request to contest Wallace as the Reform candidate.

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GENERAL ELECTION, Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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GENERAL ELECTION Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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