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A ROWDY MEETING

[Pr.n Unitt.d Press Association.] WELLINGTON, November 28._ Tho Prohibition party held a meeting in the Town Hall, which was crowded. A large proportion of the audience, who were opposed to the movement, demonstrated loudly against tho speakers. At one stage the- Mayor called the police to tlie stage. Mr A. R. Atkinson received the best hearing. He said the “track'” had stated that Lord Kitchener had not advised the troops to abstain from liquor. It would be well to quoto his exact words. The speaker then road a statement, which included: “ Keep constantly on guard against any excesses. In this new experience yon mav find temptations both in wine and women. You must entirely rosjst both temptations.” Mr Atkinson inferred that the “trade” had manipulated Lord Kitchener’s message. A motion declaring the necessity of voting No-license and Dominion Prohibition was moved. The chairman refused to accept an amendment, whereupon the representatives of the Moderate party left the hall in a body. The motion ivas then put and declared carried unanimously.

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A ROWDY MEETING, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914

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A ROWDY MEETING Issue 15662, 28 November 1914

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