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The Evening Star THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1915.

Me. C. E. Stath.vii, -who aa a result of •the recount was declared D lined in elected to represent DanCentral, edin Central in tho House of Representatives, is losing no time in carrying out his intention to resign, in order that a fresh election may dissolve all doubts as to whether he or Mr Munro is preferred by a majority of ] the voters. « The resignation has been written out. and we understand that it v.-ill probably be posted this week. Certain questions are being asked, at the street corners as to the mod© of conduct- j Mg the second election. One is as to whether a new roll will be prepared. So I lar as we can ascertain, this point need not be debated. The Legislature Act and its amendments do not authorise the making of a new roll. That seems pretty plain. People are also asktcg as to whether electors who failed to vote last month will have their names struck oS -the* iolI» be dj^pa^dy^o^^

j the new elerlion. Wo feel quite sate in ! giving an answer to that question. The i Act specifically provides that the erasures j aro to be made in the month of April. ■ Until April, therefore, all the names on i the roll stand. The second clc-ction makes ; the first election null and void, and in ! effect everybody failed to vote. Xobody I can be struck off for not voting- A third ; point that is being discussed is as to the ! right of enrolment now by persons who | have become qualified since the roll wis j made up. As to this we are not so sure i as about the other questions, but we have i an opinion, which we givo for what it is j worth—namely, that such applications for | enrolment are valid, and must be. received. i We learn vpon inquiry that icw claims. ! for enrolment are. being sent in. and that ' the returning officer is accepting them I provisionally. 7iending ait authoritative; I interpretation of the law to tho contrary. | It is a pity that the Legislature Act is not | so explicit on the subject as to enable a j layman of fair understanding to know ; what the law really is, but we havo ©very ! reason to think that the applications will ;bo allowed. Unless barred by statute or j by an indisputable interpretation of the | statute, they ought to bo. The old eleei tion is cancelled —it is rxs though it had I not taken place—and the object should bo i to ascertain the wishes of the electors who | at the time of the election are entitled to I vote. To adopt any other procedure ! would be to open xq% the trouble again, ! since for all practical purposes the. roll of I 1914 belongs to the past, and from every i point of view is out of date equally with j the roll of 1911 or the. roll of 1908.'

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The Evening Star THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1915., Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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The Evening Star THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1915. Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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