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POLLING DAY DEFINITELY FIXED. It is announced authoritatively that the General Election will be held on Thursday, December 10, and the elections for the four Maori members on tho following riav.

MEETINGS THIS EVENING. Mr J. M. Dickson (Chalmers), at Sandymount. Mr Gv S. Thomson (Chalmers), at Purakanui. Mr W. D. Mason (Chalmers), at Portobello.

Mr G. M. Thomson, candidate for Dunedin North, addressed a meeting at Woodhaugh hist night. Mr E. S. Clarke (Mayor ot Maori Hill) occupied the chair. Mr Thomson devoted a good deal of attention to the cost of living and the increases of pay grnnt-ed to the railway servants, police,* and post and telegraph officials. He received an attentive hearing, and, after a few questions had been answered, was accorded a vote of thanks and confidence on the motion of Mr Henderson, seconded by Mr II ay ward.

The Reform candidate far Chalmers. Mr J. M .Dickson, met the electors of Brockville yesterday afternoon. In the evening he addressed a meeting in Mt. Cargill schoolhous-e. when Mr Wheale presided over about 20 electors, including a number of ladies. The candidate fully outlined the policv of the Government, and was accorded an attentive hearing. Several questions were satisfactorily answered, and on the motion of Mr Holland a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Dickson and confidence in the Government was carried unaniinouslv.

Dr Newman opened his campaign for Wellington East last nicht. He advocated a system of State-assisted medical services for the people, and a railway deviation to «epure practically' a flat route from Wellington to Paikakariki, also the construction of a line to Wairarapa via the Tauherinekau Gorge, so as to obviate the present Rimutaka line. A vote of thanks and confidence was declared carried. _ The Labor- party have definitely decided'not to bring forward a candidate for the Gisborne seat. This means a straight-out fight between Sir James Carroll and Mr De Lautoiir (Government). At the monthly meeting of the Dunedin South Temperance Reform Council, held last night, it was resolved to support Mr T. H.Dalton, Reform candidate for the Dnnedin South seat in Parliament. thow» present pledging themselves to do their utmost to secure Mr Dalton's return.

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THE ELECTIONS, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914

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THE ELECTIONS Issue 15656, 21 November 1914

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