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CROMWELL NOTES

The General Election passed off quietly in Cromwell, and beyond the posting of returns in the evening there was little excitement, and no evidence of committees or organisations working in the interests of the respective candidates. In _ the Wakatipu contest Mr Stephens's position was a fair indication of what was expected, and, although a 55 per cent, man on the licensing question, many Liberal votes in this quarter were alienated by his admitted personal Prohibition convictions. Excitement was keen late in the evening, when the fate of the parties was inconclusive. With the prospect of wool clips and harvest looming ahead, the weather is an allabsorbing topic, and, to say the least, it is decidedly unfavorable. Rain is badly needed, but a week of unsettled weather has only been punctuated with scattered showers, insufficient for the demand of the pastoral country, but of sufficient magnitude to practically suspend shearing operations for some days. ' In our immediate locality the claim of the distressed Belgians is still receiving attention. On Election Day the ladies were in evidence with tea rooms, etc., which netted some £2O, while a patriotic concert on Saturday evening produced an additional £lB. It is clearly evident, however, that some other means must bo devised whereby contributions will l>o made in proportion to the personal means of the donors. With some exceptions, there is little doubt that many who can least afford to are contributing most liberally, while others in more affluent circumstances are remaining in seclusion. Lately I heard a rumor that settlers on a large subdivided estate in this district intend donating a bale of wool each to the Belgian fund. t» The local Progressive League maintain a policy in keeping with the name, and a considerable volume of important business was transacted at the ordinary meeting on Wednesday. The question of bridging the Clutha River beyond Cromwell was forward at last meeting, and promises to become a burning question, opinion as to tho merits of two sites (Lowburn or Deadman's Point) being divided by the branches. Bofore the question is decided the league will probably gather information as to which side of the rb'cr the railway will traverse. —Own correspondent, December 14.

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CROMWELL NOTES, Issue 15676, 15 December 1914

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CROMWELL NOTES Issue 15676, 15 December 1914

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