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CHRISTCHURCH NORTH ELECTION.

BETUItN OP MB E. W. HUMPHREYS. The polling for the Chrlstchnrch North seat took place yesterday, and though it was expected that a good deal of interest would be taken in the election, there was but a languid sort of feeling about it during the day. The various candidates had cabs running in their interest, and during the afternoon two of the candidates, Messrs Ollivier and George, exchanged compliments at intervals. Aβ the day wore on the stream of voters grew thin, and by the time the hour of closing arrived there was almost an entire cessation of votes. Shortly after eight o'clock the result was announced is under:— Humphreys ... ... 403 Ollivier 378 George ... 184 The official declaration will take place to-day at noon. The result of the election was announced from the stage of the Theatre Royal, by Miss Elsie May, between the first and second acts of "Girofle Girofla," and was received with loud cheering. The news was also received at the meeting of the Synod with much interest.

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CHRISTCHURCH NORTH ELECTION., Press, Volume XLVI, Issue 7341, 20 June 1889

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CHRISTCHURCH NORTH ELECTION. Press, Volume XLVI, Issue 7341, 20 June 1889

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