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THE BOROUGH ELECTIONS.

Yesterday morning at eight o'clock th polling for tho five gentlemen nominated to fill the three racant seata commenced Ji terminated at four. » m

At five o'clock the Returning Officer an nounced the result of the poll to be as fol* lows :—

W. Calvert ... 43^ M. B. Hart ... ..'. 445 B. B. Bishop ... ... 433 J. C. St. Quentin 345 T. Leo 100 : Tho result was received with oheore by th large audience assembled. **

The Returning Officer thon declared Messrs Calvert, Hart, and Bishop duly elected Hβ also announced that Dr Foster had agreed to allow the votes of those gentlemen repro. eenting firms, which had beon at firafc refused

Mr Caltbet then camo forward tmi ad. dressed the electors. It was impossible for* him to express his sense of the honor which they had that day conferred upon liim ho had been taken so entirely by surprise at the result. He would do al! in his power in return for that honor to further the interests of the ratepayer. ]J e hoped that every one having any compMnts to make would make his grievance knows, and he would do his best to have it inquired'into. He should like to see every road and footpath formed within the city. Hβ believed Cimst. church had a great future before her, for she had everything to raise her to the highest prosperity. It had been said that New Zea« land would be the Britain of the South, ami if that were ihe case, Christchuroh would then be the London of the South. Wishing the citizens every success, and the speedy advent of those times, he again thanked thorn fur the honor they had done him.

Mr M. B. Habt said he was extremely obliged to the electors for placing him in the position of second on the poll. He would do his best to carry out those measures which he believed would be beneficial to the city at large. He considered himself as placed in a position of trust, and he would endeavour to merit the confidence placed in him. Ihercs might be times when his vote would not please every one, but he hoped that those who differed from him would give him credit foe acting honestly. He was quite certain that Canterbury was destined to be an imporfet! province, and Chrietchuroh a large mi flourishing cicy, for nature had given lie? every opportunity to extend. He concluded by hoping that should he again come before the electors, be would be greeted in the manner in which he had been to-day.

Mr E. B. Bishop waa obliged to thoro electors who had voted for him, especially as he had not solicited any votes. During tho day he had learned that a great-many , bad complaints which were not known to the Council. ,He hoped they would.lay..them before the members, and he for one would do his beet to see them attended to^

Mr J, 0. St Quentin thanked the many electors who had recorded their votes is his favour. As usual he was beaten, but b? vss not defeated yet. Depend upon it Ijs jwuld yet be successful. There were a greaVitoy complaints which required being looked to, and he hoped those whom they had retamod would see to them.

Mr Lee did not feel at all daunted m& only 100 had voted for him; Perhaps h would have more on a future occasion. ® 8 election showed him that he had more'friend in Christehurch than he supposed.

On the motion of Mr Lee a übmubww vote of thanks was given to the BetunUDg Officer, and the meeting dispersed.

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THE BOROUGH ELECTIONS., Press, Volume XV, Issue 1998, 10 September 1869

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