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THE ELECTIONS

MEETINGS THIS EVENING

(Unless otherwise mentioned, all meetings 8 p.m.) Mr C. E. Stalhara (Dunedin Central). Mission Hall, Russell street. Air G. AI. Thomson (Dunedin North', schoolroom. Upper Junction. Mr T. K. Sidcy (Dunedin South', Fauld’s Homestead, Green Island Bush. Mr J. AI. Dickson (Chalmers), schoolhouse, Purakanui. Air A. Walker (Dunedin North), schoolroom, Leith Valley. Mr W. D Mason (Chalmers), schoolhouse, Otokia, 7 p.m. ; Public Hall, Allanton, 8.30. Air J. T. Johnson's Roslyn Committee. AITNISTERS ON IOUR. The Hon. Mr Alassey addressed a crowded meeting at Taumarnnui hist night. In the course of his remarks the Prime Minister, who was accorded a line reception, said that the fishing, oil, and mining industries had been encouraged by bis Government, and ho believed that when tho ironworks were going the next generation wtntld build Their own Dreadnoughts. He had given unlimited orders for Price’s engines. The excess of deposits over withdrawals in the Post Office Saving* Bank this year was over £1,000,000 to date. In October the excess was £152,604 —almost a record. A vote of thanks and confidence in tho Reform party was carried with enthusiasm and cheers. Tho Hon. Jas. Allen spoke at Alotuoka, the proceedings being lively at times, and interjections continuous. A motion of thank* and confidence in the Reform Government was carried, an amendment of thanks only being lost. LIBERAL LEADER AT PUKEKOHE. Sir Joseph Ward last evening addressed about 1.100 electors at. Pukeknhe, which is the centre of tho Prime Minister’s electorate. Sir Joseph’s entrance was greeted with cheers, followed by a demonstration in favor of Air Alasscy. At tho close of the address a vote of thanks and confidence in the party under Sir J. G. Ward’s leadership was submitted. This was mot by an amendment of thanks, coupled with tho statement that as no valid reason had been advanced the meeting express continued confidence in the Massey Administration. On tho amendment being put there was a great demonstration of cheering, hata and handkerchiefs being waved in the air. The chairman (Mr C. K. Lawrie, Alayor) declared the amendment lost. A similar demonstration followed the submission of the motion of confidence, which was declared carried. HON. AIR FISHER BEFORE HIS CON S ITT UEN IS. Tho Alinister of Marino had a lively mooting last night, when he addressed some 1,200 electors in Wellington Central. The meeting was very noisy throughout, hut good humored till the end. A resolution was proposed expressing no confidence in Air Fisher, and confidence in Mr Fletcher (his opponent). An amendment expressing confidence in the Alinister and the Government was lest on a show of hands by a large majority, but as tho meeting broke up in disorder tho chairman made no declaration, and tho original motion was not put. The proceedings closed with cheers for Mr Fletcher and Sir J. 0. Ward, and when Air Fisher appeared outside the hall a section of the crowd made a hostile demonstration, but tho presence of the police prevented any further disorder. PLAIN SAILING IN PARNELL. [Special to the Star.] AUCKLAND, December 3. The retirement of Air Frank Lawry from tho Parnell contest has encouraged the Liberals of the electorate to renewed efforts, and they now' regard with very great confidence the chances of Air J. J. Sullivan to win the seat. Last night the Liberal candidate had one of the most successful meetings of his campaign, and his vigorous address, interspersed by topical allusions of a popular character, was punctuated by frequent cheers. Mr Sullivan comports himself with becoming modesty, and has expressed his lively appreciation of the action of Messrs Gleeson and Lawry in leaving him a clear field. It yet remains to he proved, however, that the enthusiasm o? Mr Sullivan’s supporters is' backed up by numerical strength. THE CITY CAMPAIGN. Hr G. AI. Thomson, Government candidate for Dunedin North, delivered an ad dress to Leith Valley electors in the achoolhouse last evening. Mr Donaldson (chairman of the local school committee) presided. A vote of thanks and confidence was carried with one dissentient.

Air G. E. Statham, who seeks re-election fur Dunedin Central, addressed a full house at the Walker Street Mission Hall last evening. Cr Carroll was in the chair. He was accorded a hearty vote of thanks by acclamation.

Mr A. Walker, Opposition candidate for Dunedin North, addressed some 50 electors in the camp dining room at Sullivan’s Dam last night. Air T. W. Wcodroffe presided. On the motion of Messrs O. APKenna. and J. Black a motion of thanks and confidence was unanimously accorded the candidate. The meeting at Wakari Hall by Air V* . E. J. Alaguire, Independent Labor candidate for Dunedin West, was not of a harmonious character. Throughout his address he was subjected to interruption, and the close of tlie meeting was marked by disorder. The trouble began when the candidate proceeded to give his views on Labor questions. Air Jesse Haymes (president of tho Trades Council and president of the Political Representation Committee) chipped in, and a personal altercation culminated in Mr Alaguire expressing his contempt for Air Haymes. When a vote was called for Air Haymes took the floor, with the object of proposing a hostile motion. Air Maguire declared tho meeting closed, and he and his chairman (Mr A. Watt) left the platform. Thereupon Air Haymes mounted a stool with the intention of submitting his motion, but Air Maguire reappeared and threatened to give him in charge if he did not leave the hall, for which lie (Mr Alaguire) was responsible that evening.

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THE ELECTIONS, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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THE ELECTIONS Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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