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THE COALITION GOVERNMENT SUGGESTION. [Fa United Press Association.) V WELLINGTON, December 21. At the letter-carriers’ dinner, Mr C. D. M ‘Ewan, in proposing the toast of 14 The Government,” made some remarks on th® possibility of a Coalition tryThe Hon. James Allen, in responding, referred to these remarks. He said he was not there to say anything about possibilities. He pointed out that the political parties were very even, and ho was not able to say anything whatever as to what contingencies might arise Ho was certain that the country, almost as one person, would back up the Ministry so long a* thev ■ er™ answering to the call which came from New Zealand and the Empire. DUNEDIN CENTRAL RECOUNT. The recount for Dunedin Central, applied for by Sir Statham, will be taken at the Magistrate's Court to-morrow, Mr Harper (clerk of the court) having been appointed for the purpose by Mr mddoweor. Disputed votes will be inquired into by Mr Widdowson personally. A southern M.P., in discussing the political situation with a ‘ Star ’ representative to-day, expressed the opinion that as matters now stand it will be impossible to avoid a dissolution, and consequently a fresh election. Ho considered that the ■whole of the members elected, with the exception, perhaps, of Mr Tan Henare, were definitely pledged as regards th© support of parties.

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POLITICAL POSITION, Issue 15681, 21 December 1914

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POLITICAL POSITION Issue 15681, 21 December 1914

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