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AN OTHER WITH 1) R A WAL. MR DAVEY RETIRES. [Pen United Press Association.) riimSTCHURfII. November 25. Mr T. 11. Davey, member for Christ-(-)uirch East, lias decided to withdraw from the contest. He says that be made a mistake at his opening meeting when he declined to state how he would vote on a noconlidence motion. lie now states that ho never promised to support the Reform party on such a motion. CHALMERS SEAT. Mr J. M. Dickson addressed a meeting in Portobello last night. Mr S. Miller presided over the largest political meeting that has been held in the district for some years, between 60 and 70 electors attended. The candidate was afforded a good hearing for over an hour and was then bombarded with questions, which were satisfactorily answered. Mr Macandrew moved u hearty vote of thanks to Mr Dickson and confidence in the Government which was carried, an amendment that a vote of thanks only be passed meeting with scant support. Mr G. W. Russell, from Christchurch, will speak at Port Chalmers next Tuesday evening. A number of Chalmers electors met Mr G. S. Thomson, Labor candidate, at the Tainui Methodist Church last evening, and for about an hour and a-half they discussed different matters together. At the close of the meeting Mr Thomson thanked those present for the interest they had shown in the discussion, and he was in turn thanked by them for explaining hia position in the clear manner in which ho did. Mr C. E. Statham last evening addressed the electors of Dunedin Central in the Public Hall at Green Island. There was a good attendance. The meeting was at times lively, and there were numerous interjections, but the candidate received an excellent hearing and made a favorable impression. At the conclusion of his address Mr Statham was bombarded with questions, which he answered definitely and without hesitation. He was accorded a unanimous vote of thanks. Mr T. H. Dalton, Reform candidate for Dunedin South, addressed a meeting which overcrowded the Oddfellows’ Hall, Kew, last night. Mr Dalton spoke for an hour and a-half, during which time he was subjected to considerable interruption by what appeared to be an organised crowd opposed to the Government. However, Mx Dalton held his own, and appeared to be not in the least perturbed. Cr R. H. Todd occupied the cuair, and had occasion to call for British fair play from those occupying the back seats. At the conclusion of nis address Mr Dalton waa accorded a voto of thanks.

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THE ELECTIONS, Evening Star, Issue 15659, 25 November 1914

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THE ELECTIONS Evening Star, Issue 15659, 25 November 1914