MR BELCHER REPLIES
TO Tire EDITOE. Sir,—Poor Bill Belcher is in trouble again. A stoker, R. Alien, says that Bill lias not done his duty. It may be interesting to the stoker to know that special men were employed at Auckland, Wellington. Lvttelton'. and Dunedin to put on the rolls all the seamen (hat were entitled to he there. Those .seamen were enrolled, and those seamen Mere not neglected by WiJliam Belcher. The seaman who hasn't the courage or the knowledge as to how to obtain' his electoral privileges can b« written down as a person who fails to recognise the immense efforts that have, been made to -ecuve him the franchise. Stoker Allen may he a very wise man. and knowing, a~ he apparently did. that therewere. 10 men who did not record their votes, he should have bit out and engaged a few second-hand perambulators and trundled those persons to the polling booth. Had he done that, instead of slinging mud at Bill Belcher, he might possible have saved the situation with regard to Munro. which he appears to be so much interested in.—l am, etc.. Wn.i-7.\:-i Bni.'nrn. Januarv 22.
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MR BELCHER REPLIES, Evening Star, Issue 15708, 23 January 1915