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FRANKLIN ELECTION.

DECLARATION OF THE POLL.

The declaration of tho poll of tho North Frunklin election took placo at Otahuhn yesterday. Tho ltcturuing Officor (T. (Jot\er, fsq.) declined tha rosult of the poll to bo: Harris, 520; JtuckUmi, 499; majority for Uairis, 30. He said the scrutiny disclosed that two porsons had voted at different places for the same number.— Major Harris, amidst cheers, returned thanks, and announced his intention of proceeding to Wellington on Saturday. Mr Kuckland said he believed that a greater number of w*rking msn bad voted fir him than for tho successful candidate. He boliered that if h» had had fair play at tho last election, ho wou'd hare been at Wellingtons now. Whether member for the district or not, he would always do hia beat f«r its interests, and would carry no animoiity out of the contest. He thanked both thoie who voted for him nnd those who voted ogainst him. In answer to questions by Mr Wordon, Mr Luko said Major Harris promised to endeavour to xecure suitable accommodation for the administration ot justice at Otahuhu. - Mr Gordon asked Major Harris would be endeuvour to get sub-stction B of section 29,0f the Act alterod.se that the Returning Officer should put tho statutory question to every voter. Major Harris »aid he did not think that he would. Ho thought thoro was sufficient safety at present. Mr Gordon said ho had bten infoimod that one of tho electors had recorded his v.itu on the table, aud did not retire inlo the inner compartment as prescribed by the Act.-The Roturniig Officer stated that no elector hud recorded his voto io tha manner described by Mr Gordon.— In reply to Mr Bturges, Major Harris promised to take action iv the matter of improvement* to the Great 9outh Koad Immediately on his arrival at Wellington Mr Shepherd wished to bring under notice the delay in this service, owing, be believed, through want of adequate maintenance. A telegram from Auckland at 9 a.m. wes not delivered till past 4 p m., by which the person it was meant tor was a lo«r of about £40. Major Harris promised to bring the matter under the notice of the Government,—The proceedings terminated witb a vote of thanks to the Returning Officer, moved by Major Harris nnd seconded by Mr buckland,

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FRANKLIN ELECTION., Auckland Star, Volume XIII, Issue 3702, 22 June 1882

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FRANKLIN ELECTION. Auckland Star, Volume XIII, Issue 3702, 22 June 1882

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