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THE ELECTIONS

.MEETTNGS TO-NIGHT

Mr 11. E. Moller (Chalmers), at Allan Public Hall, Mr W. A. Bodkin (Otago Central), at Town Hall, Clyde. AUCKLAND. [Fao.n a Cobwespokdent.'] ' November 5. The local war. which is to be fought out in the second week of next month, has begun here in earnest. Candidates aro making themselves heard, ami already the juvenile crowd are commandeering all ammunition in the -shape of eggs of no uncertain age. I attended a. meeting (!) of an alleged candidate for Parnell electoratelast week. Not since the days of Sir Henry Parkes (then Mr I'arke.s) and Sir George Reid (also at the. timo plain George Reid) have I witnessed such an eggs-Tiibition. The candidate, one Percy Storey, was stormed at by fruit and -hell, and all the while he wondered.

The following forecast is offered thus early of probable representatives of Auckland and suburbs in the next Parliament : Waitemata,—H. C. Tewtdey. Grey Lynn.—Hon. G. Fowlds. Auckland Central.—Albert Glover. Parnell.—ll. S. Briggs^ Auckland West,—('. m. Auckland Fast.—A. M. Myers. Eden.—C. J. Parr. CHALMERS. Last evening George S. Thomson, tho Labor candidate for tho Chalmers seat, addressed a well-attended meeting of electors at .Sawyers Bay. A fair number of ladies were present. The candidate, explained tho position regarding the arrangement, in re Liberal and Labor candidates for the City seats. He received an attentive hearing, ami at the close of his address answered a number of questions. He was accorded a very hearty vole- of thanks.

Mr J; M. Dickson, the Reform candidate. met his supporters in Ravensbonrne last night, and a strong. A Vest Harbor committee was set up, with Air R. Palmer as chairman.

Mr IT. E. Moller, the Liberal candidate for Chalmers, addressed a meeting of the electors in the Otokia. School-house last night, Mr Fleming in thp chair. A hearty vote of thanks and confidence was passed on the motion of Mrs Palmer. THE BRUCE 'SEAT. HON. JAS. ALLEX-S OPPONENT. It has been definitely decided that Mr Chas. Robert Smith "(Dunedin manager for MkSkimming and Son, of Renhar) shall lie- tho Liberal standard-bearer for tho Bruce, seal. He was formerly a school teacher at Kaitangata and Stirling. Mr W. D. Mason, of Middlemarch, whoso name- had previously been mentioned in connection with tho campaign, will not now be a candidate.

A Foikling message states that Mr John Morrison, farmer, of Tokorangi, Halc.onibe has been chosen as the Liberal candidate for ibe Ornua electorate. Ho has been on tho Provincial Executive of the Fanners’ Union, and is a, member of the Countv Council.

The statement that Mr J. R. Hamilton would not stand for Awarna is incorrect-. Mr D. T. Fleming, the Reform organiser, advises ns that he will definitely contest tho sent. Mr T. A. H. Field. Government candidate for the Nelson seat, opened his campaign last night. He said that ho was no believer in party government, but while it existed there was nothing to lie gained by being independent. If elected he would vote for the Refoim party, because lie was too much of a Liberal and Radical to support Eir Joseph Ward. A vote of thanks and confidence was (Tcelarea came*. anTl the meeting concluded with eheeis for Sir Joseph Ward and Mr Atmore (present member) from a section ofThe audience.

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THE ELECTIONS, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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THE ELECTIONS Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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