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THE REV. W.G. DIXON'S SPEECH.

TO TKK FDITOR. Sir,—Allow me to confirm the accuracy of Mr Grav Dixon's representation of his statement to the Presbyterian Assembly on Saturday morning, when the question of calling upon (In? Presbyterian people to support the Referendum Rill was Irefore the J Assembly \om- report, otherwise admirable. is erroneous as regards Mr Dixon, 1 heard Mr Gray Dixon's statement, and liis woros and manner left no doubt in my mind that he stated that-the most honored lead cr of the Presbyterian Church as a 1 candidate to Parliament ought to be rejected if he was in antagonism to Hie projwsal to allow tlu people to vole on the ottcsiiori of Rii.le in schools. I never dreamt that lie meant to say anything else. During tin- debate on Friday the erroneous statement was made that two office-bearers of Knox Chinch who m ere standing to - Parliament were looked upon as enemies to the lea gee’s platform. -Vs far ae. I am concerned, no information of this kind had | Inert conveyed to me by the officials of the league. Mr Gray Dixon's remarks, eonwiously or unconsciously, ware related to the statement made on Friday by another speaker, and he said, in effect, that although .such a situation* was true, yet he considered a. candidate, no matter what honored position he hold in the ('liufcli, should be rejected if ho would .not grant the Referendum—l am. etc., Hoi'i.lU Woof. ; November 2d. [Mr Wood is entitled to his belief as to what the Rev. W. Gray Dixon said. Our reporter is .also entitled to reaffirm, as he now does, that his report was absolutely eorreet. In the same debate, by the way, there was another illustration of bow a man may forget what be has said, Iml there is no need to drag in that incident. We mention it merely to show- that the unbiased reporter is ;v better witness than the heated streaker.— Ed E.S.]

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THE REV. W.G. DIXON'S SPEECH., Issue 15659, 25 November 1914

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THE REV. W.G. DIXON'S SPEECH. Issue 15659, 25 November 1914

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