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The Thames Star. Resurrexi WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1909. THINGS IN GENERAL.

TO^MORiIOW'S EILiEiCTIO'N.

Ai FAIIIR FIELD :A|NID: NO' FAIVOiUfK,

Ab our readers know the electors o; Thames will be called upoo: to agaiu exercise their vote* in the second ballot for the election, of ai mettniber to (represent Tlniaiuies in Parliament. Since the first" election, conditions have changed. Five candidates contested thG seat at. the first' election — three Government and two Gppiosilon—ithe setiond ballot will be i'oughfc ouit between Mr W. HL Luoas, Goverrameoit ■candidate, and Mr E. If. Taylor, who is a supporter of the prosent Government. On the occasion of the first ballot we expressed regrst that tine splitting up of the Government votes by Messrs Taylor, Lucas, andl Riiiodes might eniable one of the Opposition candidates to slip in. Howietver, tihe overwhelming number of votes cast for the Government candidates was such, as to clearly indicate almost universal approval of the policy advocated fay the present administration, and the result that th? second ballot is to be fought out by twot 'Govemißemt candidates must b1? teocfcremfely gratifying to supporters of "tliie Liberal -administration and their policy. With the other candidates- out of the running!. •it ..now: becomes a straight but isenjei betweeni two men. Both are highly respectedi residents of the district, and both have qualifications for the poeitdom;. Both candidates have addressed numerous meetings and their views oni the political questions of the dlay are—or at any rate should be—well kraown. to the electors. The eleotiomi has been fought on clean, and manly lines, and iwe believe that there ia not the slightest shadei of bad feeling , between *ie contestamits. Both pa,rties are working harct in. thtei interests of their respective carididates, • and in eonseqwnoei the polling may: be clos^. With Wo 'candidates . advocating views with which tVp ai<e in entire accord, with their political views known to the electors, with wtLoin ihe.iwjue to-morrow resß we think in fairne-1-to out routers, to the elector*, and to the enndi"Mes, • that■'■'w'e can truly remark: There is a fair field and no favour, and itiay the best imiin win!

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The Thames Star. Resurrexi WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1909. THINGS IN GENERAL., Thames Star, Volume XLV, Issue 10631, 3 February 1909

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The Thames Star. Resurrexi WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1909. THINGS IN GENERAL. Thames Star, Volume XLV, Issue 10631, 3 February 1909

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