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In thf. -course of his address of welcome to the Federal Prime Minister at Wellington on Friday evening the "Mayor (Mr J. P. Luke) expressed regret that Mrs Fisher had -been unable to accompany her husband on his visit. During bis reply Mr Fisher referred jocularly to the Mayor's remark. " I could not bring Mrs Fisher, or drive her," said Mr Fisher, amid laughter. "She will coma when it suits her, not when it suits me. There are si.v voung Fishers—(applause)—who must haw attention at home." Mr Fisher also made facetious reference to a remark by the Prime Minister (Right Hon. W, F. Massey) that the party had in Auckland seen the old year out and the new year in. " Don't beliove what has been suggested by the Prime Minister." he> remarked. "We behaved in a most exemplary fashion, as men should do who arc in a strange country without their srives." (Laughter.j

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 15698, 12 January 1915

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Evening Star Evening Star, Issue 15698, 12 January 1915