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THE SEAMEN'S UNION.

TO THE EDITOR. s.j,._At the final Labor roily held in tin. Princess Theatre on Decern!,oi 9 the representative of the Seamen's Union i.Mr William I'.olcheio told the elcctois to "wake up." and vote solidly to put "Bill Massey ami his party into outer darkness."' As a seaman, let me remind Mr Beh-ber that he. too. may bo in "outer darkness" if he does not " wake up." A number of seamen bad their names regis tend on the various electoral 1011.-, throughout New Zealand, but did not kiio\c"v,'hen the election writs were likely to be issued, owing to the fact that there are no newsagents or newsboys patrolling tbe bi.di seas.' Mr licicber, being a. Inghiypai'd 'official of a. Labor organisation. piub's'-nig to have the interests o| Labor at heart, would have denionst ra.t cd_ to the

s., al nen that hi- sole ammtion in hfe was th" , omsi-.oi, good of the worker.- had lie emloavoiod to enlighten them how to on ,-,,! e!e . hut this he failed to do. Man he done so the Labor candidate 'Mr Vunroi would ha.ve had no doubt about a majoi iiv vote, as 10 vote-', to my know loih'o. would have boon recorded for bun. A 'displuv of classic language may be all right 'in its place, but the real wage earn, is have social refoi ms to an-ml to. ami those are cd more importance than a deed ianomeo". Seamen, having a limited tim e. ai-hoiiy are unable to tour Urn city and suburhis searoinng lot the m-ad oi_ an information. 1 am. etc. R. A. ij.on. .-tolo'i-. .January 21.

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THE SEAMEN'S UNION., Evening Star, Issue 15706, 21 January 1915

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THE SEAMEN'S UNION. Evening Star, Issue 15706, 21 January 1915

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