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MEETINGS THIS EVENING. Mr J. W. Munro (Dunedin Central), at Early Settlers* Hall Mr C. R. Smith (Bruce), at Clarendon, 6.30 p.m.. and at Milbnra at 8. Mr J. M. Dickson (Chalmers), at East Taicri. CHALMERS. Mr J. .IT. Dickson opened hi*.campaign at' Henley on Tuesday afternoon. Mr A. M'Kegg occupied the cha"ir. The Reform candidate spoke for over an hour, and at tho termination of the address answered several questions. On Mr lv. Smith's motioti, a vote of thanks and confidence in the < iovernment wn< curried unanimously. Mr Dick .-'on addiessed ;i large, enthusiastic meeting in Otokia the same night. Mr A. Fleming presided, and about 50 elettois were, present, including a number of ladies. On the motion of Mr H. Wilson, a vote of thr.nks and confidence in tho Government was earned unanimously. Subsequently a strong committee was formed, with M:' James lloid as chairman. Mr R. It- Douglas, the Liberal organiser, addressed .-one 27 Knri Bush settlers Inst night. Thy speaker ajwlogised for the absence of 7\Tr If. E. Moller. the Liberal candidate, who is at presoutt temporarily indisposed. At the conclusion of the address a. vote of thanks w;is passed to Mr Douglas, and a vote of sympathy with Mr Moller in his illness. Mr G. S. Thomson spoke at Portobello on .Monday evening: at Mosgiel on Tues dav afternoon he addressed a number of ladies, principally on the lines of women s suffrage and women's rights; and in the evening ho spoko at Broad Bay. The Hon. W. F. Massey brought his present visit- to his electorate to a close last evening, when he met the Pukekohi portion of the Franklin constituency. Tho building was tnx?d to its utmost." After the address, which was mainly on the lines of those previously given in other parts of the electorate. a. motion conveying hearty thanks to Mr Massey for his address and e> pressing every confidence in his Administration was carried amidst enthusiasm. There were a number of dissentients, bat the voices of the 'Noes" were overwhelmed by the large volume of "Ayes." The minority crave cheers for Sir Joseph Ward, and theso were followed by loud and heart v filters for the Prime Minister and the Governnioiit. Tho meeting, which opened with tho tinging of the National Anthem, dosed with tho ringing of 'Rule, Biit.imnir.' Mr K. Fletcher, chairman of tho Wellington Harbor Beard, oj\ n ned his campaign last night as the Liberal candidate for Wellington Central. He declared himself as a supporter of Sir Joseph Ward, and condci .ned the Government for negligence in with the mining law admini.i t' ation. which had been responsible for the Hi-ntly disaster. Mr Fletcher, in replying to a question, raid ho would favor a law which would prohibit the formation of bogus unions, to break the power of an existing Labor organisation. A vote ol thanks'was acccrded tho candidate, who had a good hearing from a large audience, who sub<eqm-.ntly passed the following resolution :—" That this meeting appreciation of the gentlemanly British support given to Mr Massey by Sir Joseph \Y;.rd.during the war crisis, and affirm ih-U in the interests of s.ife and sound finance ail' l of true. Imperialism such a statesman as Sir Joseph Ward should guide the des tii.'ics of thK countiy." Mr J. W. Munro, the selected I.ahor candidate for Duncdin Central, will ad-dre.-'s the electors in the Early Settlers' Ifali, Lower High street, to-night (Thurs- I day), at 8 o'clock. | Mr A. Walker, the selected Labor can- | did ate for Dunedin North, will deliver his first address to the electors in the Albany Street School Hall to-morrow (Friday) | evening, at S o'clock. ; Questioned by an ' Eketahuna Express' representative, Mr A. H. Herbert, who had previously announced that he would be. a candidate for the Macterton electorate, said lint after consulting with his committee and fully considering the position he had finally decided not to stand. He recognised that the advent of three candidates into the field (two of whom would be Reform) would result in an easy win for the Opposition, owing to tho splitting of votes. He was quite satisfied I that it'was the best for the country i for the Maseey Government to 20 back. j and so he had decided to sink his personal I inclinations, and with the consent ol' hi" ! committee to withdraw from tho present ' contest, thereby allowing a. Btraightout ] fight. This decision, said Mr H-'tbcit, had , been arrived at purely in the interests of i the party. ! The following Native* have decided to ' become can.ijlates for the Northern Maori i dec!urat ':•■-■ Tan Hen.ire, of Whangarci: ; ■• ITemi To P.l.i. Northern Wairoa; Wiri j 1 Hrii.ire. (Initiate;. ; Anaru Xgaweka. Whansrape; Nan Paraoup Kawiti. of Bay I r.f Islands. T!)c candidature of Riaroj Puliipi- "f Mai.u'onui. i* considered yirob- I abb- ' 1 " ——

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THE ELECTIONS, Evening Star, Issue 15648, 12 November 1914

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THE ELECTIONS Evening Star, Issue 15648, 12 November 1914