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THE ELECTIONS.

Friday was a busy election day in Akaroa, though ol course not like its predecessors, when it used to be tbe principal polling booth. During the day there wero a considerable crowd about, and some 228 voles were recorded, aB against 310 last election. Everyone was very good humoured, and the strongest hopes were expressed of Mr McGregor's return. Strange to say, ifter all the directions we gave, four informal votes were recorded— two insisting in signing their names, and one in voting for two candidates. There were also two informal votes recorded in Le Bon's, but of course these trifles did not effect this election, though they might have others. As the Peninsula returns came in, the confidence of Mr McGregor's supporters increased, and when it was known be had a clear 300, there was mucti jubilation. The Lyttelton return, however, with its crushing block vote of 559 for Mr Joyce, soon came along the wires, and the final result was received almost in silence, the crowd speedily dispersing. At Lyttelton on the poll being declared, Mr Joyce addressed the electors from tho door of the R.M. Court-house, after which be was carried shoulder high through tbe town to his own honse, when he once more addresß D d the electors, saying that as he had acted in the p«st so be would in the future. He also expressed the hope that all private differences would be sunk. Affairs were very quiet throughout the day in port. The following is tbe result of the election :— Akaroa. McGregor 175 Joyce ... ... ... 28 Barnett ~. ... ... 25 LYTTELTON. McGregor ... ... ... 156 Joyce 559 Barnett 25 Little River. . McGregor ..., 64 Joyce 61 Barnett 8 Pigeon Bay. McGregor 42 Joyce 27 Barnett 4 • Poet Levy. McGregor ... 10 Joyce 7 Barnett ... 1 Wainui. McGregor 31 Joyce 0 Bamett 13 Okain's Bat. McGregor ... 33 Joyce 5 Barnett 19 Little Akaloa. McGregor 19 Joyce 23 Barnett ... 4 Teddinqton. McGregor ... ... ... 26 Joyce 33 Barnett ... 5 Leßon's Bay. McGregor 25 Joyce ... • 2 Barnett - 26 Ddvaoohelle's Bay. McGregor . . 66 Joyoe ... ... :. . 5 Barnett ... ... ... 7 TOTALS. Joyoe ... ... 750 McGregor 647 Barnett 137

The following is the result of the elections throughout the colony. As a whole, the returns are certainly against the Ministerial party. NORTH ISLAND. AUCKLAND Bay of Islands ... R. M. Houston 1. Marsden ... R Thompson ... M. Waitemata ... Jackson Palmer D. City of Auckland J. Thompson ... D. W. L. Rees ... I. J. M. Shera ... O.L. Newton ... D. Gnldie ... I. Eden Hon. E. Mitohelson M. Parnell ... F- Lawry ... M. Manukau ... W. F. Buckland D. Franklin .. E. Hamlin ... M. Thames ... A. J. Cadman... 0. Waikato .. Hon. J. Bryce... M. Te Aroha ... W.R.Allen ... D. East Coast ... W. Kelly ... 0. hawke's bay. Hawke's Bsy ... Hon. Captain Russell ... M. Napier ... G. W. Swan ... M. Waipawa ... W. C. Smith ... 0. Masterton ... A. W. Hogg ... O.L. Wairarapa ... W. 0. Buchanan M. TARANAKI. New Plymouth E. M. Smith ... 0. Egmont ... Sir H. Atkinson M. Waitotara ... G. Hutchison .. 0. WELLINGTON. Wanganui ... John Ballance... 0. Rangitikei ... DH. Macartbur M. Palmerston ... J. Gr. Wilson ... Mi Wellington City John Duthie ... I. George Fisher ... O.L. T. K. Macdonald O.L. Hutt A. K. Newman... M.

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THE ELECTIONS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume XIX, Issue 1503, 9 December 1890

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THE ELECTIONS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume XIX, Issue 1503, 9 December 1890

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