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SIR JOSEPH WARD AT ASHBURTON. An Association message from Ashburton says;— Sir Joseph Ward addressed an overflowing audience (exceeding 1,000) at the Theatre Royal last night, and had a most enthusiastic reception, Ids speech being punctuated with cheers and applause throughout. His address was largely on the lines of that delivered by him at Rangiora, and at its conclusion a motion of thanks and confidence was carried on the voices, with a great display of enthusiasm and with very few dissenters. The meeting broke up with cheers for Sir Joseph Ward and the singing of ‘He’s a Jolly Good Fellow.’ Sir Joseph Ward returned to Christchurch after the meeting, and will proceed to Wellington to-night. THE WESTLAND SEAT. A Hokitika wire says : Mr T. E. Y. Seddon ia at present touring Northern Westland in the course of bis political campaign, and is receiving very hearty receptions at all points. He has spoken at Otira, Moana, Waiutu, and Ahaura, being splendidly received with votes of thanks and confidence at all places. So far he is the only candidate in the field, but it is likely that someone will be brought out before polling day. Yesterday Mr J. A. Murdoch, who was the selected Reform candidate for Westland and retired on Saturday, resigned the Mayoralty of Kumara after many years of useful civic service. DUNEDIN CENTRAL. Mr J. W. Munro addressed the foundry workers of Princes Street South at the Market Reserve at midday yesterday. The speaker urged on the workers the absolute necessity of coming together in order to secure Labor representation in Parliament. He also dealt at length •with the Food Commission and the Foodstuffs Act. At the conclusion Mr Munro received three hearty cheers*

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THE ELECTIONS, Issue 15658, 24 November 1914

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THE ELECTIONS Issue 15658, 24 November 1914

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