A meeting (•£ delegates representative of the Reform' party in various putts of the Chu.linoid electorate was held in the board room of the Agrit uitarai Buildings yesterday, with the object of deciding upon a systematic plan of campaign in support of jiir J. Al. Dickson, the candidate of the Reform party. Mr D. X. Fleming, the .secretary ami organiser of the party, who presided. staled that if the electors of Chaliners wore of (ho opinion that the Massey Governmerit were acting in the best interests of the country us a whole, it was for them to got. behind the Reform candidate (Mr Dict.-oii) and place the result beyond doubt. It they did this unitedly and enthusiastically ifieri' was no question about [iic result. They mud admit that, in the face' of abnormal difficulties. the I’oforni (eivornmcnt- had acquitted th-mnelves with credit. Ollier speaker-; wore Messrs Platts and hlev.-nson ii’ort Cfuilmervt), linock out. Leonards), 1. Somerville (Anderson Day), and H. li. Inglia (’l'aiori). Arrangements were made for the appointment of a general secretary, and for meetings in various centres to set up commit tees. Mr Dick.-on spoke confidently of his prospects-, and assured those present that, with their hearty co-opera-tion. the issue on polling duty would not bs in doubt . Very sat istaciory reports
v. uru received ftom Kind Bu.-n. Lriguton, Petiintula, and elsewhere'. At the ciOtx os the mooting Mr Dickson vie-tied Mc.-.uin and met a 'number ui his f.upr-ci*lev.<_ there. Mr Dickson will probably deliver iiss first public address ne.V- week.
MR BODKIN AT ALEXANDRA■•Ou'- Own' 1 wires from Alexandra : Mr Vv. A. Bodkin addressed a, _ big meeting in tin - Town Hall last night. Mr E. Aland in i .Mayor i, vho presided, paid lh", candid at•' a high tiihuto as having J or jo to CTydc a nr. r e hvl, and risen by lus own rU-iits. Me v, as pintiicaliy ocpotwl to Mr Bodkin, but was personally of the imndiui tii-.t the Liberal parry had selected the best young man available, and lie would ho tec First to congratulate .Mr Bodkin ;f no won the seat. Mr Bodkin deliver, i a Ax-bin.; political addre.-.s. x • Inever used a. note, and spoke for mi hour and u-half. At the couclu.d'ii; of his add rets Cr Willi ant Bln eh moved a vote ..f _ thanks and confidence. This was roeondecl by CT if. Munro. and carried am'd.-.f applause. Air Bodkin is developing into a fine plat iorm speaker, an.! will noil iteaviiy at this end of the elect orate.
Dr Buck (TV Kangihiroaf, the Opposition candidate for the Ibiy of Island;; seat, opened lit? campaign at llihurangi ou Satuxiav night. He condemned the Government administration mr tin; non-uiltilmciit of promises. He made special reference to tho Huntly disaster, and kWI tho Reform party Lad failed to in.lromuc, mining logkJalion to prevent, the accident. He added : “The Government, must accent, the responsibility oi living guilty of manslaughter.” *A <J than!:.-, and confidence was accorded tin* candidate. The Temuka Goinmiiteo of the Reform League have selected Mr Charles L, K.rrr, fanhi-v, "f Cave, and a. member of the Levels County Cuuucil. as tile Rcfoim candidate for Temuka. Mr Kerr is the foccmd eon of the b-no Mr E. G. Kerr (proprietor o( the Timarn ‘Herald
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THE ELECTIONS, Evening Star, Issue 15640, 3 November 1914