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THE RANGITIKEI ELECTION.

The Advocate states that after the final returns of the election had been read out at Marton at about 12,30 on Saturday morning Mr Stevens and Mr Bruce both addressed the electors from the balcony of the Club Hotel. Mr Stevens very warmly thanked those who had so loyally supported him, expressed his pleasure at the fair and friendly manner in which the contest had been conducted, and expressed his intention of fighting the battle over again at the next election. Mr Bruca had some difficulty in securing a hearing, but ■was understood to thank both hi* supporters and opponents, the former for thoir support, and tha latter for the kindly manner in which the contest had been conducted. The last soene of all was the newly elected member, the defeated candidate, and some of their prominent supportera taking a friendly whisky together at the 31ub Hotel, and assuring each other that it was alright between them, even if they had been fighting a hand to hand election fight.

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THE RANGITIKEI ELECTION., Bush Advocate, Volume VII, Issue 649, 14 July 1892

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THE RANGITIKEI ELECTION. Bush Advocate, Volume VII, Issue 649, 14 July 1892

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