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LICENSING POLk PROHIBITION LEADING. SOLDIERS' VOTES WILL DECIDE. ...... LAI En) 1 liLlUKllia* • . . WELLINGTON, April 11. . The Chief Returning .Officer issued the following statement of the position as it appeared after.the last result was received:— CONTINUANCE . ... ... 226,133 PROHIBITION ; ... ••• -. — 238,749 MAJORITX FOR PROHIBITION ... ... 12,616 v.' ;; •.< . ■-. Absent voters will probably iwove an important factor in the final decision. There are tire© thousand seamen's votes still to come. A large number cf absent voters' permits 'were issued in every electorate—as many as 381 in one "case. v "'"■■•" . - . - ; The estimated number of absentee voters, in addition to seamen, is given unofficially as between 10,000 and 15,000. •Regarding the question of the number of soldiers' votes to be recorded, at the licensing poll, a return prepared for Sir James Allen shows there are 34,341 New Zealand .soldiers yet to''return. The details ar.e: —At sea 12,109,' in France and United Kingdom 19,520, in Egypt 2,492, in Samoa (about) 220. Total, 34,341. : . ' i ■ . "- ■]. '■" '■■-■■-..- / ASH BURTON. SELWYN. Con. Proh, Considerable activity was displayed Ananias 22 13 in Ashburton yesterday afternoon in Alford' Forest ... ... 87 35 connection with the polling, and up till Allenton 336 308 about 5 p.m. the assistants at the Barr Hill 28 27 booths were kept particularly busy. Chertsey 102 69 After that hour the voting commenced Dunsandel 43 67 to dwindle, and when hear 6 o'clock, Dbrie 51 25 the time for closing.tEe 1 booths, very Dromore ... ... ... 41 18 few voters put in an appearance. One ; Elein ... 35 20 man, a threshing-mill; hand,- who' was | Fairton 67 48 working at Highbank, walked to Ash- j Fighting; Hill ... ... — — burton for the purpose of recording his | Glentunnel 141 95 voie, and had, the misfortune to arrive Glenrov 1. 84 37 live minutes 'behind closing time. Greendale 21 v 63 About 6.30 ju large crowd of people j Greenstreet 29 19 from the town and country began' to j Hororata ... ... 114 82 gather in the streets, and divided their fHomebush 30 44 attention between the Courthouse and j Hiahbank .;; ... 25 47 the "Guardian" office to await the | Huketere Station ... k — — posting up' of results. The local returns j Kowai Bush. ... ... 22 6 came pa. slowly at first, and then fairly , Lauriston ... ... 49' 34 regular. Shortly after 8 o'clock it was ) Lvndhurst 73 35 evident that, as far .-as this electorate ; Methven . „, 307 219 was concerned, there would be a sub-.1 Mount Soraers ... ... . r—, stantial majority of votes . polled in; Mavfield ... 68 '48 favour of Continuance. The final re-^ Maronan Road ...• ... 33 9 suit was received ; about 8.45- p.m., !Newlands ... ... 18 8 HuCYing a majority for Continuance of Russell's Flat ... ... 10 26 510 Mead .., 32 21 Ths crowd at the Courthouse then Rakaia ... .... ... 300 190 c noncentrated their attention on the Ruapuna 32 33 ( screen at the "Gfuardian" office, eager, Rakaia Gorge ... ... — — S to. learn how public opinion went in ' Springfield 69 42 J outside localities. A considerable time j Sheffield ... 95 85 \ elaosed before the outside returns came | Spreadeagle — — ' to 4and, but once a commencement was , Stavelev ... 71...-. . 4S. . made they continued to arrive at regu-, Seafield 29 18 £ 3ar intervals up till midnight; At first Seaview 4 14 i the odds were even, but between 10 Te Pirita 16 11 i and 11 p.m. the Prohibition votes began Whakamatau ... ... 34 13 to forge ahead with a substantial ma- Winchmore 31 45 jority, which created the greatest en- Wakanui ... ... 58 72 thusiasm amongst the supporters, and Winslow ... ... ... 19 15 cries of derision from' the other side. Westerfield 36 61 A progress result issued from "Welling- —— ton- at 11 p.m. indicated that,Prohibi- Totals 2366 1908 H°^n ha(L* substantial;' majority of Five sma]l returns to come. 11.000. This information was enough to satisfy the most ardent prohibition- Cont Prob ists in tbsKcrowd. and many of them vr^i™,., . o n o 7 ' oqir left for home. About 100 people waited till 12.15 a.m., when it was indicated Motueka ... ... 2585 1852 ( s that no more results would come to (Three returns to come). hand. Buller 2389 1893 About a,dozen voters, on reaching (Qne gn]a]l return to' Come.) the booths in Ashburton, found that their names had been wrongfully, struck Grey o2AI J-o^o off the; roll, and made the,necessary Westland ... ... 3085 1446 declaration Before the Returning Officer. -.Tr • .„,, onno V7K± A separate box was provided>r two Wairau ... ... 3008 2/o4 returned soldiers at, the hospital wh6 (One small return to come.) were unable to come to. the polling- Hurunui 2525 1731 .. - _ Kaiapoi ... ... 2728 2554 Mr R. Frizzelle, the Returning / Officer, carried out his duties in a Christchurch North ... 4257 4016 businesslike manner, which is very Christchurch East ... 3940 2865 creditable seeing that it was the first r(1 . . " o , „.„, QfrO o time he had undertaken such a respon- Christchurch South ... 34/1 3,23 sible duty. Some of his deputies «ip- Riccarton ... ... 3384 3386 peared to be slow in sending their re- A 3720 . 432 o suits forward, and one actually tele- ' phoned to know whether the result Lyttelton ... ... 3029 3106 could be announced to the public in j}l] esm ere 2514 9067 pvaiting at his particular booth. - ;" 2995 -^ , Temuka 2769' 2530 Waitaki ... ■ ... 2289 2593 ELECTION RETURNS. Oamaru 2522 3109 SOUTH~TSL4IND ' (One small return to come). —-/ ' Otago Central 2147 2264 : ASHBURTON ELECTORATE. Duncdin North ... 2708 4359 Dunedin West ... 2987 3875 The following are the official re- Dunedin South ... 3401 4493 turns for the Ashburton Electorate, Dunedin Central ... 2927 3704 Which- show a majority for continuace p , Pli . llmm . Q r> nn o 07r,~0 7r ,~ of 510. The informal votes recorded ioii Chalmeis - 2008 3/0o aggregated 30. Bruce 2034 2369 Polling Booths. Proh. Con. Clutha 1734 2394 Courthouse 357 530 Wakatipu ... ... 2180 1570 Borough Council Ch. ... 404 354 Mataura 2217 2728 Hampstead 200 265 „ ,„„, Tinwald 141 140 Wallace 21/1 1954 Winslow 18 19 Invercargill 3209 4155 S s g - ::: ::: S ?I a™™. nn 2 » Rangitata ... ... 12 46 Rangitata Island ... 17 11 Eiffelton 64 69 Flemington ■• .- 63 . 53 NORTH ISLAND. Longbeach ... ... 38 65 . Lowcliffe ... -•• 51' 34 • _ Mayfield 35 '26 Bay t of islands ... „. 2280 2032 Qarew 25 12 Marsden ..V ... 2062 3009 Lismoro ■ 25 -Kaipai-a 2180 2495 Geraldine- '". '.''■ 334 301 Waitemata ' 3470 4760 Woodbury ... ... 51 77 Eden >># „, 3806 6322 SariGoS? - -I:: ?6 1 Auckland East ...3612 2798 Belfield 15 ' 17 Auckland Central ... 3516 2076 Orari 77 West ... 3674 3835 Glandeboye '.: :".: 61 58 Grey Lynn 8685 N 4775 Edgar's Grainshed ... 71 81 Parnell 3738 Scotsbum 27 51 Manukdu 4008 5465 Xn p..;" ::: 59 &^^&n ... ... mi m* Pleasant Valley ... 26 34 \ (One return to come.) Waitohi Flat 20 48 llaglau 2653 Upper Waitolii — . *~ ■ tI (Two small returns to come) Kakahußush ... -... . W « _ 2129 2512 Allandaie — "* 26 22 (Seven small; returns to come.) Sherwood Downs ... Zb on ni ■ . 99/1 q iq o 9 tJlrin+nn ' Ohinemuri iJ249 198/ Four Peaks. ... JJ }21 - (One return to come.) Gapes Valley -. _19 *__^ Tauranga ... ... 3223 3874 2487. 2997 Waikato ... ... 3249 4266 ,TT , on Bay of Plenty ... 3238 3017 Informal Votes ... 30. . n , . Qoq7 q IK7 ' r~, ■■,- cm Taumorunui ... ozdi Slot Majority for Continuance, &iU.. (Several smalt returns.to come).

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Page 5 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9584, 11 April 1919

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Page 5 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9584, 11 April 1919

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