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AUCKLAND WEST. [Pee United Phess Associatic.n.j AUCKLAND. November 21. Mr T. Gre&hsm announces that, Sir Jcsoph Ward laving chosen Mr C. H. Pooh* as the Liberal candidate for Auckland West, lie v.ili retire, time leaving a. straight-out contest between Messrs Poole and Bradnoy. THE WALLACE SEAT. Mr A. W. Rodger, jun., who contests the Wallace .seat in the Government interests, opened his campaign at Otautau on Thursday evening, when he addressed from 500 to" 600 electors. His deprecation of the bitterness and undignified conduct of party warfare brought forth applause. His attitude on the Licensing Question — that, of considering that both issues should require a 60 per cent, majority to carry them —and his declaration that the homo was the most suitable place for the giving of biblical instruction were favorably received. A vote of thanks to and confidence in the candidate was carried. Mr J. C. Thomson, the sitting member, has opened his campaign in the smaller centres. Reports from all over_ the constituency go to show that, in spite of the genial personality of his opponent, he will have a fairly easy passage to victory.— Own correspondent. CHALMERS ELECTION. !

At Mosgiel yesterday afternoon Mr Geo. S. Thomson received a very attentive hearing from a fair number of ladies. The candidate spoke to them principally upon subjects of special interest to women. In ihe evening he addressed over 300 electors, of whom a fairly large number were ladies. His audience listened very attentively to his interesting and instructive address, and the speaker showed splendid platform and fighting abilities, including a keen sense of humor. The- back of the hall was packed with a. somewhat rowdy element, including a Mr Waldie, who heckled Mr Thomson fit every opportunity. In fact, he did so to such an extent that Mr Thomson eventually invited him to come from the back of the hall on to the platform and aek his questions from there. The audience did not want to give him a chance to do so, but Mr Thomson showed his sense of justice by requesting that Mr Waldie bo allowed a chance to ask his questions. Although Mr Waldie and a few malcontente were not satisfied even with Mr Thomson's replies to their numerous questions, the member* of the audience in general were so well pleased that, on the motion of Mr Thomas W«Lsh, a hearty vote of thanks to the candidate and confidence in him as a fit and proper person to represent Chalmers w»g unanimously carried on the voices—a« far as one could judge, by an overwhelming majority of about four to one. After replying by thanking, the electors, Mr Thomson called for a hearty rotmd for Mr Quelch (Mayor of Mosgiel) for presiding. Mr Thomson speaks at Ravenabourae on Monday at 3 p.m. (to ladies only), and also in the evening.

Mr W. li. J. Macruire will ni«et Dunedin West, electors at the Albany Street Hall on Wednesday night, when he will deliver "a stirring denunciation of the Marsey Government.". Mr Magirire'e committee* are to meet at Sweeting's rooms, Stuart street, on Monday evening.

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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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