AN APPEAL TO THE MODERAIL ELECTOR.
TO UIC. Killlflß. fib-. Ip ro'creuca to tim approaching i idc-i tion for Du ic’d in Central. many letters appear in your columns. extolling the virtue or otherwise of one or other < ,in-dida-te. This f-ce in a to me quite beside •he mark. At hat we have to do is to remember that it is the late of the Government ilial is at stake. This election goes far toward* deciding imm - that affect the whole enun'. ry. and rile eln lore at this crisis should award their voles not hy reason of prejudice or ot personal or class imerest, but ou broad. patriotic grounds, for the welfare of New Zealand. This is the question which, a--- an elector. 1 ask myself : Is it desirable to replace the present Government bv the present Opposition? and if so, Vi lit ? Having friends on 'noth sides. 1 have taken no active part in party politics, hut have lor many rears been a disinterested observer. In inv deliberate opinion the present Government have managed the affairs of the. country in a. better ami more economical manner than any of their predecessors. Their reform of the Legislative Council and the Civil Service. mean the abolition nf Government patronage and of political influence in making appoint merits. This is a great thing for the- present Government to have done, in their short term of office, and they must bo given great credit for honesty and self-denial in this matter. Lot them be judged »n snob grounds as this, rather* than on the increased cost of living, which is inseparable from the war, seeing that- prices ot too;! have, gone, v.p up even in neutral countries, such trs America. —I am, etc.. R. S. Stepbexsos. .January 16.
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AN APPEAL TO THE MODERAIL ELECTOR., Evening Star, Issue 15702, 16 January 1915