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The Chalmers Poll.

THE HEARING OP THi5 PETITION.

United Press Association—-By Electrics i Telegraph. Dunedin, Jane 23 , The hearing of evidence m connection with the Chalmers Licensing case was con-1 tinued to-day. Evidence m support of the j petition was closed for the present, and Mr A S Adams spoke at some length, review-1 ing the evidence and contending that nothing had been adduced to show that the fairness of the poil had been effected. He then proceeded to call re- | butting evidence. A watchmaker deposed that he did not consider the town clock a perfectly reliable timepiece. The deputy returning officer at Sandymount denied having said to an elector, '' I suppose you ] will strike out the top line." The deputy i returning officer at Pine Hill denied the irregularities alleged, and said that the booth had been closed at seven by the school clock, and was corroborated by his daughter land the scrutineer for the nolicense party. Several witnesses who voted at the Gardens booth denied that there was confusion or obstruction, and said that they had no trouble m getting voting papers. The inquiry was adjourned till Tuesday morning.

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The Chalmers Poll., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6604, 24 June 1905

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The Chalmers Poll. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6604, 24 June 1905

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