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THE ELECTIONS

SOLDIERS' VOTES : HOW THEY GO

[Pkb United Press Association.! WELLINGTON, December 8. Tho Gazetted list, of candidates published for the purpose of defining votes cast by members of the Expeditionary Forces* shows that the Government have a candidate in every electorate, having adopted Mr Richardson, tho well-known Prohibitionist, for Auckland Central. In Grey Lynn, Eden, Lyttelton, and Grey the Opposition have 'no candidate. In Waii├čaiiui the Opposition have adopted Mr Veitch, in Wellington South Mr Hindmarsh, in Wellington Suburbs Mr Moore, in Wellington East Mr M'Laren, in Otaki Mr Robertson, all acknowledged representatives of Labor. In Gray Lynn Labor has selected tho Hon. G. Fowlds, Mr Payne being left out by both parties. Where Labor havo no candidate they have adopted the Opposition nominee. THE BRUCE SEAT. Mr C. R. Smith addressed the electors of Milton and district in tho Coronation Hall, Milton, last evening, the hall being packod. The Mayor (Mr C. King) presided. The -meeting was most enthusiastic, and applauded very heartily throughout the address. Mr Smith spoke for about two hours. He attacked the Government for allowing the Red Feds, to control Wellington for three weeks, and their neglect to uphold the law from the very start. He also criticised and exposed what he described as the Red Fed.Liberal bogey. Mr Smith answered a number of questions, and was unanimously accorded a vote of thanks and confidence on the motion of Mr A. Rennie, seconded by Mr T. E. Wilkins. Three cheers were given for Sir Joseph Ward and Mr Smith. A meeting of Mr T. H. DaltonV General Committee was held last night, when final reports were received from canvassers. The prospects are excellent, every member being ready and anxious for polling day, when a record vote is anticipated. The whole electorate has been systematically canvassed, and about a ton of literature has been distributed. The committee has now been dissolved.

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THE ELECTIONS, Evening Star, Issue 15670, 8 December 1914

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THE ELECTIONS Evening Star, Issue 15670, 8 December 1914

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