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SOUTHERN ELECTORATES

THE PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATE,?. {From. Our Special Cohrespoxdext.] INVERCARGILL, November 13 At tho’ timc of writing it would appear ! as though all the prospective candidates who will, facts the. electors in tho constituencies. of Invercargill, Mataura, Wallace, Awarua. and Wekatipu arc in the field, and it seems saJe to say that in four of these electorates thine will be etraight-out contests between Gotornaicnt- and Liberal candidates, while, in Awatua (the fifth feat) Sir Joseph Ward will again measure swords with Mr J. If, Hamilton, but everybody recognises that this year tho. latter has net ” Buckley's.” THE INVERCARGILL SEAT. It was generally surmised that Mr J A. finnan was going to have a walk-over for this cent. which he has held for 14 cuiifevuliv* veara, ana up till the beginning of this week none of the several gentle men appr< ached had the temerity to contest tho iiominaticn. Government supporters at J.i.,1 have, tile satisfaction of knowing that they will have a run for their money, as Mr J. s''. Liliicrap ha-s 1 consented to accept, nomination in tho Reform interest.

Mr Lfiiicrap i-- a. barrister and solicitor, of the fu'm o: Hal). Stout, and Liliicrap. .Vs well as belonging to tho came profession fs Mr J j-.e, like hie opponent, chums luvi-iv.ug-.il as ids birthplace. For .'-ever;.' yors In; lias been a member of the Town Council, and ha.- done good work as chtiiiman of various council committees. His name- lias been freely mentioned of laic in coiiiii . twith next year's mayoral election. _ While Mr Lilliciap Las the reputation of je c.---tgng a vcrg.gc ability, in? (ham-re ol securing toe seat. are not regarded ;cs Lung own i . n.i tely possible. Polities will no: p!, ( y Midi a large part iii determining the cicvlLm us will the personal eleni.mv. and wiiil« Mr Hamrn’s mi', cannot I;,> down as a lifetime certainty f.ir that gentleman, and though j inn future em.-ire of n u .;! be somewhat j pri-em ions, it .* -.ems i-’rt.im, in view of I Iho lateftt developments, that ho will be | found ,igain at. Wellington next year.

MATAURA. Op)x-s.i’ig 1 1v? sitting (iovernir.! r.t. m:m----1.-r I've Mata in.i iMr 0. J. Andermn; is Mr IV. AR-haffey For 50 years he was Kviching ia Invercargill, being idthe ip eater portion of that time head jna-icT of the Middle School, but retired ..n superannuation a while ago. Always huvitig 1 alien an active interest ill politic:;, nad posrc-Hng an agree able platform appearance. which hj, enhanced by a polished and dehber.' ic diction, qualities that aio 111:-, !y to gain him considerable fetlpport, «;• far ns the public puke of this electorate can be fell, it teems leafouably safe to predict that- Mr Andersmi will v.iu by a eub.-tan'Jal margin. lie has made many personal irieiul.s all over Jus elec-toi ah; sim-e lbs sensational defeat of Mr R. M'NMi six yc.us ago, and lias a throng following, apart nlUigeihcr front political isstu-s. " He enters with z*-st into th“ social life of iiie scalicied country settlements of the, const ituency, and follows a iion-ct.utroversu’l polity of casygc.it:g g-cnirdity. Iho ' of 1 r IT. .1. ARddkicn in the County Ounvil elections for the Toetoes riding is M-garthd by many n> being full of political significance, as lie ;s am avowed H'i'orm supporter, a personal friend of Mr Anderson, and one of the Reform Government's nominees on the Southland I.and Roaid. Mr who has proved hims-'U one of the able?; and most co-nsemntions members of the County Council, h.id to submit to an overwhelming defeat, the greatest majorities recorded against him being as booths rituakd in the Mttlriuia electorate. Whether his defeat was due to his political lean-ingi-i it is hard to eny ; but I run inclined to the opinion that other more likely explanations could be adduced. While 1 expect .Mr Anderson to wi.u there can be no doubt that .Mr Ak-bafVey will poll much more heavily than did Mr John MacGibhtm. who opposed him at last tied inn. WALLACE Mr J. (". 1 horn.sen will have for Ins opponent Mr A. W. Rodger, tun., of ilirehwood. who is the selected Government candidate. Mr Rodger owns considerable property m Mr Tnop.’.son's electorate, and is looked upon as one of the “fat ” men in Ids own narticu'ar district. The Go. I vernment following in Wallace is fairly i numerous, and Mr Rodger v.dll poll well J .-•hour Otautau, Rirchwond, Nightcaps, and J Walrio, in tin-- immediate viciinity of his i homestead. Dm be is comparatively un- '• l<i;o;wi in the other hie voting centres of I the district, vhlie ns a politician he is an I n.ki.own quantity. His candidature, like itnnt of Mr Lilli'fap's, e.tunot he accepted ' mi r-.Ci iotn-ly, as it v. ouid ;-mm that be is i 1 cine put up 1-ccatt‘c rntbouv cite can be I ivt;nd to oilier tin. lists. Resides having burn in the di.-l re. t. Mr Thomson ■ Im-■ i-t.euetiicrcd Lis pn.iti'ii t hitm about ; his dwi.-irate during nci rt- years by hit i 1 never-failing courtesy !•' <lectors of overt- 1 1 political color, and by his careful al!cuu«:i iii (ho requirements; «.? cvetyone, bo lie ; fj km! or t.pp,untut. Tlrm. will be nj change in this electorate. GENERAL. | Mr J. E. .Teukiin-im has iiundue-ting ' a, vigorous campaign in the extreme south- j cm pur i inn .if the t'la'ha eleiioralu. ami has l-o.'-'i having redly good bearings . r;\i I'vwltetv. At. Wainmhak.i- bo had a pin. ticubiilv good incicling, and oiuif-ed a .<o.i ml imjtre.-sioii. 1 ox poet him to poi! veil at. the r-outliern end.

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SOUTHERN ELECTORATES, Evening Star, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914

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