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Bruce Election.

NO LICENESE LOST BY 21 2 sth VOTES Reduction Loit by 98* Yotet.

On Wednesday, in MHtoo, the blowing „ of the Bruce Woollen Company's whistle two minutes to 9 o'clock, heralded to the inhabitants that the polls were about to be opened. From that hour onwards till 3 o'clock there was a steady stream of electors flowing into the Tokomairiro polling-booth. Then for an hour or so, for some unknown reason, the stream was checked, and but -a rivulet of eleotors meandered into the booths. Later the number of voters broadened out again into a steady stream, till six o'clock, when Ibe polls dosed, On entering the booth the political wantß, and license and no license blends of the liquor question, were attended to by a small sitting army of officials -mostly scrutineers. From behind the kopjes of tablea and ballotboxes, these officials fired quite an emharassing battery of scrutinising eyes on each voter, as he or she marched up to the tables, and timidly asked for a voting paper. In fact the numbei of officials present was more than sufficient to have embarrassed the boldest person— even ope who was filled with a desire to impersonate, or break the law. Nor was tins all, for as goon as a voter appeared at a voting table then he or she was commanded by the stern voioe of a deputy to stand and reply to a quick fire of verbal shot and shell, as to hb or her right to vote at all. The various arrangements to carry out the polls reflected the greatest credit on the Returning Officer (Mr Gilbert Scott), and he, his deputies and his poll clerks are to be congratulated on the orderly and businesslike manner in which 'the booth was managed. .^ «■»■■■■■■■■! During the day the pr^^gfl^^^H remarkably quiet, J|pS^^^^^^^^H knots ot Allenit||B^^^^^^^^^^^^H seen at var^u^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H lost by^e^^^^H^^WHrßHii^B|lructioi although 45 abse»r voters' permits 1 these were recorded in favor of No-U then the party fc would still lose by 1 visions or " The Alcoholic Liquors Ss majority of the number of valid votes it wuT be thus seen that this issue ha The definite figures will not be knowi to hand.

The following are the results of the electoral poll for other districts : — BAY OF ISLANDS. *R. M. Houston, M H&J J. C. Johnson, O »3» n T. Wake, I: 7*B Not complete. KAIPARA. *A. E Harding (O) 2126 J. Stallworthy, M 2115 Four returns to come. MARSDEN. ♦F. Wander, O ' - 26^ 2 R. Thompson, M 2 3°7 AUCKLAND CENTRAL. *A. Kidd, M ... .-.'■•' — 2614 L. J. Bagnall, O W Jas. Aggers, PLL 392 SS.A. TiUey,o ... .- •• f£ A. P. Bradley, I & WAITEMATA. *E. W. Alison, O »5 8 3 C. H. Clinkard, M 9»3 AUCKLAND EAST. *F. E. Baume, M 2518 H. D. Bamford, O 1653 VV. Richardson, P ... "28 R. F. Way, PLL ... 103 AUCKLAND WEST. C. H. Poole, I 2443 „ C. J. Favr, O «»?? T. T. Masefield, I W GREY LYNN. *Geo. Fowlds, M„. ... ... 2873 John Farrell, O -.- 2634 EDEN*Jubn Bollard, M 3952 RTFrench, O ... 1399 PARNELL. *E.Lawry, M , 2555 M. M'Lean, O 2432 J. M. Shera, I 267 W. Morgan, M ... ... ... (>7 W. Chambers, I ... 5» MANtJKIU. •M. M. KirkbridV, M ..» ... 29^ R. D. $tewart, 0 ... 2334 FRANKLIN. •W. F. Massey, O W. W. M 'Cardie, M ... .. With several returns to come Massey is leading by a large majority. THAMES. ♦Hon/J. M'Gowan, M ... ... • 2529 M.Fleming, O .... ... ... 1247 Jhree small returns cannot affect result.

political and liquor situation*. The general verdiot regarding the former, we* that Mr Allen would be returned by anything up to 700 votes, and that Mr If aeon would poll very heavily at Kaitangata. The results showed that Mr Maeon managed to do much better than was expee. ted. In fact, when the results started to , come in, from outside Milton— for instance from Fairfax, Waihola, and Kaitangata, showing Mr Mason going ahead by leaps and bounde f and Stirling erroneously giving him 100 more than Mr Allen—the latters supporters began to look and feel m if hope had fle«J, «n<l Bruce ha& iaroeel its back upon its old political favorite But the correction of Stirling returns to equal voting for both candidate!, and the great majority at the Tokomairiro booth, turned the tables, and the Allenites knew that the battle was fought and won by their man. As the night wore on every return added to his total, and as will be seen, Mr Allen won the seat with a majority of 439 votes. -The victory was a splendid one for Mr Allen, and his big majority to some extent was due to his pleasing personality. Mr &fiuoa made » same uphill fight, and was zealously supported Oy Me Hollows «n« the Miners' Union at Kaitangata, who worked splendidly for him. The general opinion, regarding the carrying of No-license was very mixed, many people were confident that it would be carried by a large majority. Others however, who had watched events, knew that lately there had been a slump in No-License, and that the result would be a toss up one side or the other. This, as gMBHBjMfej^ M^ M i^"~"H V , Up to were tie Control ACi, " "9i>^V|^^^^^H ; is required to carry reductinfl^^H| s apparently been lost by 38 J- voi^^^ n until the absent voters' votes come

OHINEMURI. *f.j. Mogg.o ; ;;; ,2? Geo. Devey, G ... t6 Mine small returns to come, but cannot affect result. ** WAIKATO. H. J. Greenslade, M ... *F. W. Lang, O "[ ___ Greenslade is leading by 87. Fi*e small returns to come. BAY OP PLENTY. *W. H. Herries, O 3128 Jos. Foster. M „ ... " g 2976 WAIAPU. *Hon. J. Carroll, M ,6« • C. E. Darton, £> ... gj h. 11. Wan, o ... ;;; ;;; Jg HAWKES BAY. A, Dillon, M ... « n9 Y *Sir*.R. Russell, O Z Z £,J NAPIEB. *A. L. D. Fraser, M ... aom M.W. P. Lascell cs ,M ... ' «to W.M'Grath, M ... .. ." $% WAIPAWA. *C. Hall, M .. „__ .G. Hunter, O ... Z Z ivZ. Kvc small returns to come, EGMONT. -W.T.Jennings, m 225 l M. C. Leech, O ... ... iAJLi A. H. Campbell, PLL ... Z 196 TABANAKI. *E. M. Smith, M ... lou H. J. H. Okey, O. .. 17ft C. E. Bellringer, MP 8< 47 o 5 C. T. Mills, M ... 226 HAWERA. *C. E. Major, M ail , V.M'Guirc, O Tjsi B. C. Robbins, OP 1228 PATEA. # W. Symes, M ... g^fr, J. B. Hyne, O 2373 G. P. Wake, I gl RANGITIKEI. j A. E Remiagtoa, M 0^44 T. R. Somerville, O ... ... fSj OROUA. *F. T. Lethbffdge', O * .... ... 2147 O. C Pleasant*, M- / 1162 R. E. Ho ftblow, IL ... ... ioj£

WANGANUI. T. Hogan • *sl* 4 A. D^Willtf, M 15*9 W. G. Bassett, O 1056 F. H. Hueldene, O 73* R. M. Gatenby, M 331 MANAWATU. [, Stevens, M •■•". 3330 *J. Vile, O •» '9*° O.Gardiner, IL «9 PALMEBSTON. •W. T. Woods, M ..» ... 355* F. Pirani.O 3037 PAHIATUA. R. B.Ross, M 3391 •W. H. Hawkins, IO ... :.. 2108 H. ]). Buchanan, IL 100 MABTERTON. ♦A. W. Hogg, M 3049 J. C. Cooper, IO ... .... ... M©s WAIRARAPA. J. T. M. Hornsby •\V. C, ltachan*n, O 1963 0. Phillips, L 63 OTAKf. •«T. H. Field, M 2696 Byron Brown, 10 1346 NEWTOWN. W. H. P. Barber, M 3207 Hon. T. W. Htelop, O 1995 Dr Chappie, I ... .'.. ... 1777 A. H. Hindmarsh, PLL 38* HUTT. •T. M. Wilford, M 3447 G. M. Yerex, NL „ 1533 G. London, I 948 WEUfcINGKTON NOBTH. C. H. hard, M 3232 •I. Duthie, O ... 275* G. D. Macfarlane 286 WELLINGTON CENTRAL. *F. M. B. Fisher, NL ... ... 3113 P. J, O'Regan, IL ... ... 2667 A. H. Cooper, PLL s*B WELLINGTON EAST. , j ► *J. G. W. Aitkcn, O 2*572 W. M'Lean, M ... 2566 David M'Laren, L 757 Absent and seamen's votes are not included? so result is still doubtful. I NELSON. I # John Graham, M 2687 IH. Atmore, M ... ... ... 2680 I WAIRAU. I •Hon. C. H. Mills, M 2938 ■ j. Duncan, O ... 2030 ■ Geo. Turner, IP 23 ■ Some returns yet to cone. I MOTUEKA. ■*R. M'Kenxie, M 77« ■F. W. Isitt, P 96 M. O'Kelly, I ... . 41 ■ A number of returns yet to come in. ■ BULLER. B?as Colvin, M ... 3839 ■*. W. Isitt, P ... i<#9 I GREY. ■a. R. Guinness, M 1815 ■ueph Petite, M returns to come, not likely to affect — result. H WESTLAND. HUght Hon. R. J. Seddon, M ... 3185 Cowan, P 223 Twelve returns to come. H HURUNUI. W. Rutherford, M ... ... 2061 F. Clothier, O 930 M T. Pulley, M 299 H KAIAPOL ■). Buddo. M .... ttto Moore, O ... ... .. soas absent voters 1 permits to come. H COUBTENAY. Lewis, O ... >.. ... 1972 ■ J. M'Bridc, 1L... 1727 ■ AVON. W. Tanner, M ... ... 3291 ■R. Brunt, O 1732 M Qarksoo, NL .« ... ... 1509 Bajmes, PLL .., 107 ■ CHRISTOHUBOH NORTH. ■ id. Gray, IL ... ... ... 4066 Taylor, NL ... * 2999. ■ OHBIBTCHURCH SOUTH. H. G. EU,M 3660 O ... 1171 H Hadfidd, NL .» ... ... uoz ■Thorn, PLL ... 362 ■ CHRISTCHURCH EABT. H. Davey, M .. 2622 F. Toogood, NL 2051 W. Collins, M 1535 F. R. Cooke, Socialist 95 ELLESMEfcfi. *R. H. Rhodes, 0... >k ... 1804 G. Rennie, 11 ... 1520 H.Shaw,M ... 39 SELWtN. # C. A. C. Haidy» O 1726 J. Itess.M 14*7 Eleven returns to come in, which may affect result RICCARTON. •Geo^ Witty, M *.. 3268 T. H. Caverhrtl, O 1042 G. W. Russell, M 671 J. A. Efford, PLL , ... 10a LYTTELTON. *G. Laurenson, NL 2490 W. Radcliffe, M 1382 C. L. Russell, O- 950 S. R. Webb, O „. ... ... 396 ABHBURTON. •J. M-Lachlan, M 2508 J. Studholme. 0 2242 J.Se«?efc M 391 GERALDINE. \R. Flatman, M... ... ... 2682 W. Jeffries, O 1438 TIMARU. •Hon. W. Hall- Jones, M 3479 F. J. Rolleston, O , 2432 WAITAKI. I •BirW. J. Steward ... ... 2545 G. Dash, NL 902 W. S.;Masiin, O 377 A. Walker, M 254 J. B. Niehol, O «47 OAMARU. •Hon. T. Y. Duncan; M 3321 1. Mitchell, L 1388 W. M. M'Kenne, O 159 MOUNT IDA. J. A. M'Phtrson, M ... .... 1808 •A. L. Herdman, O 1400 WAIKOUAITI. *T. Mackenzie, I ... 2309 E. H. Clark, ft! ... ... .-.. 1597 CHALMERS. ♦E. G. Alien, M 3426 William Pryor, I 1989 William Gibb, I 257 i/uNEDIN NORTH. A. R. Barclay, M *S ... 3301 ♦H. D. Bedford, NL «Bao DUNEDIN CENTRAL. •J. A. Millar, M ... 4157 A. S. Adams, IP ... 3317 DUNEDIN SOUTH♦J. F. Arnold, M ... ;.. ... 320! W. D. Stewart, 0 2512 CAYERSHAtt. ♦T*K.Sidey, M ... ... m. 39®3 W, Earpsbaw, O„. .- „, 3ltf

TAIERI. *D. Reid, jun., O 2295 A. Marshall, M 1774 * BRUCE. •[. Allen, O ... 2258 W. D. Mason 1819 TUAPEKA.. •James Bcnnct, M 2535 Robert Gilkison, O 155 s CLUTHA. A: S. Malcolm, O ... 2034 0. Stewart, M ... 1769 W. Roy, IO ... , «62 MATAURA. ♦Robert M'Nab, M 2779 Thos. Mac Gibbon, O 2335 WARATIPU. *W. Fraser, O 2348 M, Gilfcdder, M 1926 WALLACE. "J, C« Thomson, O ss6o A. D. MacFhcrson, M 1975 INVERCARGILL. *J. A. Hanan, M.. ... ... 3737 1. W. Raymond, O ... ... 1808 VV. A. Morris, L ... ... .. 851 AWARUA. . *Sir J <J. Ward, M ..." ... 3427 Henry S. Woodnorth 724 "Signifies sat in last*£arliament.

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Bruce Election., Bruce Herald, Volume XXXXI, Issue 96, 7 December 1905

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Bruce Election. Bruce Herald, Volume XXXXI, Issue 96, 7 December 1905

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