THE CHALMERS SEAT
Mr H. E. Mollcr, the Liberal candidate for Chalmers, addressed a meeting of electors at Henley last night. There was a good attendance. The candidate was well received, and was listened to attentively throughout. Mr A. M'Kegg presided. A vote "of thanks was accorded Mr Moller for his able and lluent address, he being the first candidate to speak in that part of the district.
A meeting of the. supporters of Mr J. M. Dickson, the Reform candidate, was held in the Port Chalmers old Town Hall last night. The attendance was very satisfactory, and a strong committee was formed, with Mr F. W.'Platts as chairman. The candidate outlined the policy of the party, and arrangements were made to open the campaign early next week. TO THE EDITOR. Sir, —Mr G. S. Thornton, who is standin? as a candidate for J lie above seat, addressed a meeting at Ravensbourae last niVht, and in the report of his meeting it is Mated that ''on the motion of Mr E, Kellett, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the candidate " This doee not give all tlw facts, ami therefore.in order to avoid any misunderstandings, I ask snaca to explain lh-i position. In tho first place-, I stt off to movts tho following resolution—viz.. '•That thits meeting thank Mr Tl.oir.fon for hit: address, but confider his candidature a.-; a- rvipre.«entative cf Labor quite unjustifL-ible in tin? lace of the tu,demanding of organised Labor —namely, t,hat in an elect oral o when* no Labor candidate was selected. Labor to support the candidature of tho liberal nominee, which in this electorate is Mr IT. E. Mol'cr.""' Whilst moving the above motion MrThom*j*i interjected sever;!l times, and after I resumed my coat he (Mr Thomson) askod leave, befoi-e it was sccon-rlv-d, t> make .in explanation, which v.ar, to the effect that he- was not thr- nomiT.cc of any organisation, and consequently would have to acknowledge himself ::s nn Independent, representing only himself. Alter the ' jibovo declnra-tion try Mr Thomson, end at his request. I agreed to withdraw the abjvo motion arid siib-.-■iif life another—viz., "That this meeting ith?.:ik Mr Thomson for his .nddresr,,'* which, of course, was due by courtesy and carried unanimoivrlr.—l am. etc.. E-J.i. KELLriT. November 6.
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THE CHALMERS SEAT, Evening Star, Issue 15643, 6 November 1914