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THE Bay of Plenty Times

"m SPIRIT OF THE TIMES «HAU TIACH i« WSB" ItMa JOHN, ACT! SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1881.

At noon to-day, the time we write this article, the result of the election for the Tauranga Constituency is still uncertain. Before we go to press it should be known who is our member in the House of Ke-

presentatives for the ensuing three years. As to the respective merits of the various candidates, we have already expressed our views. 'J he contest, so far as wo know, has been fought fairly and honestly, and if all parties look back, it will be hard for

them to place their figures on a sore spot. Each candidate has had his adherents, and has had to put up with the orthodox amount of disparagement at the hands of his opponents.- No ill feeling, as far as we are aware, will follow ihe election of our new member, and even in the heat of excitement .there have been few expressions dropped that can be recalled with regret. Personal feeling has been singu* larly left out in the struggle between our three local candidates, and in making their cnoide the majority have, no doubt, acted with due regard, to the welfare of the district. With that declared wish we

coincide, and trust no one "will icavil at the result, but all heartily join in congratulating our new member, whoever he . may be, on. his success. Let 'all lend their moral support j-vvhen the result of the' election is known to the chosen of .the. people, an^,, enablo him to do his duty faithfully, and with a full reliance that his constituents have faitk in his ability and energy. So far as this paper is concerned, we have done our duty fairly and impartially. We have published every letter from any aide that has been forwataed to us. If- anyone is offended, let htm honestly say so, and let us forgive and forget, and boar no malice *orill-feeling;< v^tiie residents all have to make their living, and to do that eflfectnallylfit all remember the fable of the bundle : :Of /./'sticks. Their, member is elected ! undo what is done ! Let thern^ • therefore, one and all pull together i.ov themselves and their homes, and 8^ u Ten^fchen\ their Eepresentative's ■hands ;"by i every means in their power. jThe vesidents have been divided over tbe election, let them be united, and heartily support the choice of the majority of the electors. . Now. that the excitement is

} over, it is hoped that nothing but harmony and good; feeling will prevail, and that past aiyisiohs will be buried in oblivion. XSince the above was written, tbe retTjrnß have been received^ giving Captain "Morris a majority of 13 over Mr Stewart.]

Mr Clen dinning of the Strand wants an apprentice in the millinery »nd dressmaking department. A premium will be required. ,

The English mail is due in Auckland by contract date on Monday next, and the Tauranga portion should reach this per s.s. Wellington, on Tuesday.

The official declaration of the poll for the Tauranga electorate will be made by H. W. Brabant, Esq. , Returning Officer, in the JNative. Court House, Government Buildings, at 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon.

Mr R. Cf Jordan has on hands a large supply of goods of various kinds, as well as agricultural implements, which he is prepared to dispose of. All purchases delivered free 1 of ohnrge, tvei6e weekly, inside the town boundary.

The Tauranga cricketing team left this for Auckland per s.s. Glenelg yesterday. A'large number; of persons assembled on the wharf to wish them good luck, the wharf having quite an animated appearance as the vessel steamed away.

Mr Whitcombe, of the Masonic Hotel, has. received a consignment of a new nonalcoholic beverage known as vin-s<ant<s, which is one of the most ngrceable drinks that co old be taken in hot weather. As it. contains in the most assimilable forms tho.se hypophosphites which are so valuable for their invigorating tonic, and restorative

properties, combined with iron, it is well adapted for general use, and should stimulate the appetite as well as assist digestion. Being both agreeable to the taste, and containing iron and other ingredients in assimilable forms, ifc should ho a welcome beverage to a large number of that numerous class that have lost faitth in all kinds of intoxicating drinks as common beverage. With such a number of excellent non-alcoholic drinks as now flood the market, there is no excuse for persons using intoxicating drink to " cool " them in hot weather.

The ship May Queen, which cleared out of port on the 28th of August is now 112 days at sea, and may be expected here at any moment, This season of the year is favourable for making a good passage, and it was confidently expected she would hare reached this a week ago ; but possibly she may have encountered calms, which have delayed her passage. "We have not; heard of any steps being taken to make preparations for giving the expected new settlers a welcome on their arrival. Wow that the excitement consequent on the election is over, we hope that this matter will be attended to. It is very discouraging to people arriving in a new country to find themselves without a person to speak a friendly word t;o, and a good hearty welcome from those that have been long resident in the place would be a wonderful encouragement to the new comers to brace thems&lves up to the work that lies before them in the country of their adoption.

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THE Bay of Plenty Times, Bay of Plenty Times, Volume X, Issue 1161, 10 December 1881

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