DUNEDIN CENTRAL CONTEST.
TO THE EDITOR. Sir, —Xho electors of Dunedin Central ought to know that Mr J. \V. Monro, the Labor-Liberal candid ate, at his meeting on Thursday night, suited lirat he stood for the princinle of “ Equality of all doctors at the ballot box,” and for the “ Rule of the majority ou the licensing issue.” That pronouncement is in lino with all democratic and just political principles. Mr Statham, the other candidate, is » supporter of the liquor traffic’s iniquitous principle of the “ three-fifths requirement.” The day ought to have gone by in an enlightened community when men can with impunity call themselves Liberals and yet support illiberal measures; Reformers, and yet uphold retrograde laws or customs; Temperance, or Moderate candidates, and yet support the extreme platform of vested interests and monopoly, as against the rights of individual electors. — I am, etc., Citizen. R.S. —The Russian House of Representatives—the Duma—last year put through a. measure granting to the Russian people the right, on a majority vote, to close up all the vodka and liquor bars.—-C.
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DUNEDIN CENTRAL CONTEST., Evening Star, Issue 15652, 17 November 1914