The Licensing Act
Ths Chalmers Electorate.
Dunedin, June 21 The hearing of the petition to declare invalid the local option poll in the Chalmers electorate, in which no-license was carried, was resumed to-day from 2(>th January, 1903, beFore Mr C. C. Graham, S.M., the Privy Council in the interim having decided that thab Magistrate could hear the petition. The grounds on which it was asked that the poll be declared invalid were—(l) That the poll was not open -within the hours prescribed by the Act; and (2) that irregularities occurred which tended to defeat the fairness of the poll. A large number of alleged irregularities are instanced in the petition, including the losing of the Broad Bay voting paper?, and tho fact that above 200 voted who were not entitled to have thf)ic naineß on the roll for Chalmers. Messrs Hosking, Hanlon, and Platts appeared for the petitioners, while Mr A. S. Adams was allowed to appear as amicus curiae. The case was not concluded when the adjournment hour arrived.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6602, 22 June 1905
The Licensing Act Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6602, 22 June 1905
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