THE BRUCE CAMPAIGN'. In spite of the boisterous -weather there was a large attendance at the Hun. Janies Allen’s political meeting in the. Town Hall, Lawrence, on Wednesday even ing. Mr Allen lost very little time in preliminaries; he soon got to work, and moved along right merrily for an hour and a quarter, touching on a variety of .subjects of more or ler-s interest at this juncture. The Governmont, cm assuming office, had two strikes passed on to them by their predecessors, to be followed later on by iho great maritime, strike, the leading features of which were outlined. Thau there was the smallpox outbreak, and now the war crisis. No Government in the Dominion’s history had so many difficulties to face or to over come, and it was gratifying to Mr Massey and those associated with him that everything had worked out so smoothly and so satisfactorily. The finances of the Dominion were next reviewed, then the Government’s borrowings, and a reference made to taxation. Special mention was made of the reforms carried out hy tiro Government during their 2£ year* in "office, and what was intended if the Government were successful at the election Some attention was given to naval and defence matters, and the address brought to a close in an expression of thanks to the constituency for the opportunities g’vcn the candidate as a Minister of the Crown. A hearty vote of thanks for his address and of unabated confidence in him as the member for Bruce was accorded Mr Allen, the mover being Mr David MTntosh, and the seconder Mr Samuel Johnston.—Own correspondent. VOTE-SPLITTING CANDIDATES. Replying to a. question at a public meeting yesterday evening at Port Chalmers, Mr R. Semple denounced certain political aspirants, who are calling themselves ’‘Labor’’ candidates, but who have no authority from organised Labor to do so. Mr Sciupla said he know of cases where candidates are receiving £2OO to pose ns Labor candidates for vote-splitting purposes. lie warned the workers to beware of such vote-splitting candidates, as they were a menace to the interests of Labor.
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THE ELECTIONS, Evening Star, Issue 15655, 20 November 1914