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THE ELETIONS

ADDITIONAL NOMINATIONS. —Dunedin West.— John Thomas Johnson, nominated by John Henry Francis Hamel and Jesse Haymes. —Dunedin Central. — Chas. Ernest Rtatham, nominated by Daniel Watters (Green Island), Hubert A. Christie (Burnside), Herbert John Webb, Alexander Bain, Samuel Dickson, Leslie Wolf Harris, and Mary Samson. [By Telegraph.] Ashburton.—W. R. Maslin (Opposition! and W. Nosworthy (Government) have been nominated for the Ashburton seat. Oroua. —D. H. Guthrie iGovernmont) and J. Morrison (Libera!) have been nominated. Napier.—J. V. Brown (Opposition) and G. W. Venables (Government). THE CAMPAIGN IN WELLINGTON. LIVELY ELECTION MEETINGS. [Special to the Star.] WELLINGTON, November 23. The Hon. A. L. Headman had a pretty lively meeting last night, although it. is not considered that his political existence has been materially jeopardised thereby. The Government, he admitted at one stage, had not carried into effect their promise to amend the fiscal system so as to reduce the cost of living. A Voice : “ It should have been the first thing to bo attempted." Mr Herclman ; “I don’t agree with you.” Voices: “ The country it; crying out for it. What about flour, sugar, etc.?” Mr Herdman said revision of the Customs tariff was a big undertaking, and the Government had not had time to attend to it. It would have been madness to attempt it. As to the price of sugar, that was sroverned by the price in England. A Voice: “ Why didn’t- you tackle the monopolists?’’ Mr Herdman; ‘‘l nrn going to explain.” He went on to e-ay that if the Government interfered with the Colonial Sugar Company tho supply of sugar to New Zealand would be cut off. The Voice: “Arc the Government frightened of the Sugar Company?” Mr Herdman: “Not at all.” In reply to another question, the Minister said the (Government could not import sugar, because there was no place they could get it from. Mr Moriarty, who k forcing himself on Wellington Central as an IndependentLabor candidate, had a very bad time at his meeting, and was told by resolution that he was not wanted. He declared, however, that he would go to the poll. Generally speaking, interest in tho elections here is showing daily every indication that there will be a- heavy poll on December 10. Mr J. W. Munro and Mr A. Walker, Labor candidate,: for Dunedin Central and Dunedin North respectively, addressed about 30 waterside workers in their club room. Both speakers dealt with the Food Commission and tho Trades and Commerce Act, and allseed ineptitude on the part of the Government to deal with tho present crisis in wheat and flour. They also discussed various Labor matters in connection with tho Conciliation and Arbitration Act. Both were accorded a vote of thanks and confidence by the waterside workers. Mr C. R. Smith addressed the electors of Taieri Mouth last evening, and, considering the inclemency of the weather, there was a very fair attendance. A vote of thanks and confidence was accorded the candidate*

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THE ELETIONS, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914

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THE ELETIONS Issue 15662, 28 November 1914

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