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THE ELECTIONS

ALLEGED ROLL STUFFING.

POME CURIOUS "COMMERCIAL TRAVELLERS."

[Special to tots Stae.]

1 WELLINGTON, December 4. Serious allegations regarding roll stuffinz in Wellington Cental were made by Mr B. Fletcher last night. He produced a list of persons who had been enrolled in the electorate as commercial travellers. £omo of then\ he declared were (till just the other day) on more than one roll •. two others were still on two rolls: while one man, a hoot Importer, who Tended in Wellington North, had registered in -Central as a commercial traveller, n:s business address being given on that roll Another boot importer, who also resided in the North, was similarly enrolled in Central. Mr Fletcher went on to say that he was credibly informed that the proprietor of any business never took tlw dfisWtion of commercial traveller. Oth?r persona registered in Central as commercials" were a coal merchant residing at Belmont, a clerk living at Owen street, an accountant residing at Oriental Hay, a clerk living at the Hutt, a traveller livin" at Kilburnie, a brassiounder living in Shannon street, a town traveller liTine at Hataitai, an accountant living at Island Bav, a clerk from Upland road, a shop assistant living in Austin street, a nv-rcer residing at Khandallah, a man registered at a lollie shop in Courtenay place which had been closed for some time, the director of a produce firm who lived alone, and who was on a ««» ur s roll until Wednesday last, when he had his name removed, a tailor who resided in M'Farlane street, a boot importer liyirf at Wellington terrace who had his name removed reoently, an auctioneer residing at Colombo street, a shop walker living at Silverston, an ice auctioneer residing on Wellington terrace, a bookseller living at Island Bay, a draper living at Maitai road, and" an auctioneer living at Wadesfown. . The candidate *aid that he was taking legal advice on the matter, and was going right into it. The exposure created considerable sensation. TWO FORECASTS. " I am as certain as that I am standing on this platform that next Thursday night Mr Maesey will be returned to power with a far greater majority than he has at ths present time."-Mr Herdmane optimism at Wadeftown. . «The Opposition wul have a maiontv on December 10," said Sir Joseph Ward at Auckland.

*n Invercargill message states that Mr J B Hamilton addressed 600 electors at Winton last night He supported the Bibhvin-schools referendum and the 55 per cent, majority. He declared the party «vstem a curse. A vote of confidence in the candidate was declared carried unanimously.

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THE ELECTIONS, Issue 15667, 4 December 1914

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THE ELECTIONS Issue 15667, 4 December 1914

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