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(By Qoiz.) Political Campaign opened. Candidate for Wairau addressed meeting of ladies only. Reporters carefully excluded. Reporting profession gone down 25 per cent, and further fall imminent. Meadames (?) Handby, Jellyman, and Ferguson, on platform, attired m lovely la dam costume, etc., (vide Society journals) Candidate anxious to educate female electors. Very considerate; as maoy of said electors were discussing the political situation when the speaker waa going to school, and even before. SfcroDg point for their consideration submitted by the candidate. The present Government had reduced the larger salaries —(addenda by come of the uneducated electors present — " and added £90 to the Members' honorarium.") Failed to see where the saving oame m. Influential Committee appointed. First business of Committee : To muster old skirts and similar oasts off, block tha Hall windows and prevent the male voters having a glance at their proceedings, Temperance portion reported variously as sound, good, wobbly, watery or worthless, according as eleotors were Prohibitionists, moderate or otherwise. Results of the meeting : Hall engaged for the night, when it must otherwise have been empty. Good ! Benedicts allowed to stop away out after dinner on the Thursday, and no questions aßked— Better ! | Candidate for the first time ia his life oonsolous of his own importance— Best ! ! ! Female electors strongly warned against political dodges of opponents— Bad! Must fight them with their own weaponß, and organise female political dodgors — Douced bad ! ! Number of married ladies had to find their way home by themselves. Their " hubbies ' ' were not about as per usual— Worse and worse ! ! ! »

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Marlborough Express, Marlborough Express, Volume XXIX, Issue 264, 28 October 1893

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THE WOMEN'S MEETING. Marlborough Express, Volume XXIX, Issue 264, 28 October 1893