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THE ELECTIONS

* I.FTLTiNI.NG OFFICERS The folowing a[![>ointnients as returning oflkers are announced .—lhtnedm N'oitii. Mr David Larnach ; Dtinnim Wcsi. Mr !,. Harper; Dunedin l.'entril. Mr H. .Maxivell (also for the Dunedin Licetisiiu polk : Dunedin South. Mr H. Mercer. THE i'EMFKA SEAT. Mr 11. 11. Hnyhurst has withdrawn from the contest lor Temuka. owing to ill-health. A meetin- of the local tommitten. was held yesterday, but no announcement has been made as to the seeon-d choice. "Mil MAGI'IIIE'S ('ANDlDA'J'rni:^ The following letters regarding t'iM Dunedin West seat were 10.-Vwird.d to this office on Saturday, but. by misadventure did not reach the editorial department till this morning: hence their publication in contravention to a lootnote appearing in our last iscue :-- Sir, —I can assure the correspondent "Contest" in your issue of Cue 24th inst. that I will endeavor to carry'th.' ting of Labor worthily, and am gi at died to know that I hive so many supporters like himself, who distinguish between Labor ami the Liberal-Labor pnin'y. In niv book entitled 'The Soioiaftv ot Labor.'" which was published three yeais p.go. on page 16 will be found these words: "'To the worker who is ecnied awav with the shibboleths ol liei'orm and' Liberalism, if In nude:stands the true, meaning of these terms he will laid that, their proper interpretation end application will be found embodied in thentruest sense in the genuine Labor movement, free from Liberal-Laborism. and their names honored in the most . omprehrnsivo wav, bcautse stun a movement is the very rm!..,..:iiif)it of Reform and Liberalism. •• Outside of tho movement these desiirnation? are only catch j.arty cues. Liberalism is a. term which iu Parliament floes not necessarily imply Lihorism, altliough yon have some " Lib.-Lab'. ' ummbers, who profess to be on the side of the 'workers, hut take the word as a party term, though it meant a i_-rcat deal in the time of Bailan, e and ,-eddoti. ii now has taken in its meaning something akin to the reverse, nnrl ha> killed the real significance of the old historic name. as well as betrayed itself :e a political cause." On the same page is also written th.-.se words: "This pseudo-Liberalism stands to-day as a de"i,l,.M witness to the failure of the Labor party to bring home to the masses the true meaning of real Liberalism i:i its application to evolutionary progress and reform." In 'regard to Mr Arthur M'CarthPs letter, a.nnomieing a certain resole (ion passed bv the social Demo crats, the word 'repudiate" is used in advisedly, and perhaps under e false impression. Vou ,-annoi reptetiatc utiless there has been some n-ufr-.-dor, matle. I hnve no kuowlclge ' wlia.tever that the person rrferred o> in Ids letter had ehiimed l„ lie standing as a s-.0.!\ man. Still these lit»!e mistakes do 0.-.air in election times, ;md possibiy many iatididat.es will find siniiia-r auoina'ier, sag gesterl. I can assure Mr M'Carthy that, though compelled to siismt his letter, ! have nothing but the higiee-t admiration for his special fitness lor the im portant position he occupies. -u;d tn-;i: with the utmost respart tic resolution o; his body. At the same time. 1 am also aware, and cannot shot, my eyes to the fact, that the mePeiate Labor views 1

hold, and my broad attitude on the European situation, .defence, etc., must enlist a little public support. I am the balancing power between extreme .Socialism and constitutional Laborisni. Furthermore, my advocacy of Labor standing up .straight, without leaning on the Liberal fence, free from all Likeral connections or unwholesome compromises, is -a policy that sooner or later must be emulated by those ivlio desire to build up a. solid Labor movement. In conclusion, language fails to adequately express my keen perception of Mr Arthur M'Carthy's worth and my high appreciation of his merit- 1 have always been intensely attentive to ififi public utterances, and would like to give liim the immediate encouragement he deserves by allowing him 15 minutes on my political sUge every evening, providing ho Vis n:s know -'lB hours hefnvhand. so that the performance will be duly advertPvd. J lirast lefrain ■ from letter ivn'tiu-: jest rr.iv, as I run engaged .■vrairing my 'political nets before 1 go fishing.—l a ni. etc.. W. K. J. M.u;i'rr.K. October 25. Sir,--! am in slric: agreement with what " I'ontecf " sr.vs in the '.Star' on Saturdav niuht: tint Mr Ma-ittre should go to the poll .'.r.;,i,i...i iii ro mis. Tie has taught us hoii- to organise in the open air. a,nd always deos his best to help any good ' I i-.-n.-inbe.' (he hist strike, when he i,-n>t tin .-'.\:ieii:*ts in their place, advised tr;'.ill tr, lm snisibh. ani appealed to the public to Mipprct- us. I am of the opinion that h;-d he not been amongst us I hen Dunediu '--treels would perhaps have lieeti liivvl with s„,--ial ,oiistabk«. instead ot lP. nl bein- confiner: to liarraclv-and finally paM oil'- As far kinlnc-s, he was one of (1..> iron, siiiipnth-th ioeii to the poor sPloi-t and main- wat---r*ide workers, with M .,' r , r< „ tq ,. v ri ,,,;<i' ; , n c-> Murine: the strike. All 1 have'to yrr is trial, Mr Maguive P a while man 'torn the clown of bis head to Irs b-ots f.ahe- cciuiot get a ViMt-'r hiomP-vv-c and I think he would be a ie;d -traiPT lie is lev pick of tin 1,..,!.-,.( a:.vb''w.--f atn. Mc.. AVm. Sinclair. Oetob-r 2'l. 'Mr W V J Mni'tiire will atldie-'- the ot Dunedin Wc-t in the O'idlcl-iov.-s' Hall on Tlvir-lay \ Dannevirke tclemani sir-:- Sir .lames Parroll .l.divered a political ad-adilre-s at Tnkip'ju on Monthly evening. devoting hi'n-elf'to a eriticiMii of the verniiient for failure to fulfil there election pledges and -bilking their re-mom-'! L.i lit ion '"The meeting aecor.led him :>. vote of (hank-, espr.--ed c.ml.deuee ,11 the Liberal partv, imd c-.i-Pidcil with p,,-,,,,-, for Sir .10-eph Ward. It i- un-!erst"o<l that Mr ('has. 1.nv,., at ~,„, ,!,,-,,. m ,, m !,, ;■ to,- I 'oui't n,-y I,m'v.. will be the bearer <■:' hoc lleform iian'uer for fhe Napier >ea; .

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THE ELECTIONS, Evening Star, Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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THE ELECTIONS Evening Star, Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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