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LOCAL ELECTIONS

_ ♦ CITY MAYORALTY. LABOUR CANDIDATE ELECTED. CITIZENS' SUPPORT DIVIDED.

Mr .T. K. Archer, the Labour candidate for the Mayoralty, was elected yesterday after a heavy polling by a majority of 1116 votes over those cast for the next highest candidate, Mr J. A. Flesher, the present Mayor. Out of a roll strength of 38,152 votes. 22,573 valid votes were recorded in tho Mayoral contest yesterday, divided as follows:

J. K. ARCHER (Labour) ... 9069 J. A. FLESHER (Citizens' A.) 7953 J. W. BEANLAND (Independ.) 4409 J. HAMLET (Independent) ... 1142

At tho last Mayoral election, when there wero two candidates, Mr J. A. Flesher polled 10,312 and Mr D. G. Sullivan, the Labour nominee, 8395, the roll strength on that occasion being 33.620. Assuming that the Citizens' Association votes were distributed between Mr Flesher and Mr Beanland yesterday, the figures above noted show that 12,362 votes were cast in support of the Citizens' Party, as against the 9069 polled for the Labour candidate. There were also the 1142 votes recorded for Mr Hamlet, an Independent. For the polling yesterday a beautiful Indian summer's day prevailed, and the various booths were in consequence largely attended. The marquee at the Sydenham Park carried an unexpected volume of business, and relief measures had to bo adopted to. deal with the position. The first return for the Mayoralty arrived at 7.14 p.m., and tho returns continued steadily until about twenty minutes to ten, when one suburban booth delayed the final computation until well after ten o'clock. The first few returns gave Mr Archer a good lead, and that lead was never lost as progress totals were computed. It dropped to as low as 400, but, later returns from Labour strongholds increased the lead again. Elaborate arrangements were made by the Town Clerk (Mr J. S. Neville), and the Returning Officer (Mr Albert Freeman) for tho conduct pf tho polling, and the speedy computation of the totals, and had it not been for the delay caused by tho one booth, the final figures would have been available well before ten o'clock.

Progress returns were posted on a hoarding in front of the Council offices, and a vast crowd filled up Manchester street and followed with inter-, est the fortunes of the candidates as recorded on the board.

Mr Hamlet, the Independent, scored the lowest number of votes, Irat saved his deposit by a majority of nine.

MAYORAL CANDIDATES. DETAILS OF POLLING. Details of the polling for the Mayoral candidates arc as follows;r Central

CANDIDATES' SPEECHES.

NEW MAYOR'S RECEPTION. The Mayor-elect and the defeated candidates for the Mayoralty subsequently delivered speeches from the balcony on the portico fronting the City Council Chambers.

When Mr Archer appeared, he was heartily cheered, while groans and hoots were givon for Mr Flesher. "First of all, I want to express my very hearty thanks to all of those who voted for the Labour candidates," said Mr Archer. "I take it that this is first of all a victory for the Labour Party, and secondly a victory for myself." (Cheers). I want to thank all those who voted for us to-day, also tho great army of ladies aud gentlemen who worked for us, the Returning Officer, aud all who took part in the contest." He did not wish to mention any names, except the M.P.'s, who had assisted him, and stood behind him from first to last, particularly Mr Sullivan—(cheers and cries of "Good old Pan!") —who had done an enormous amount of organising, while Mr Green had also worked hard on his behalf. (Voices: '''What about Beanland, Flesher, s>nd Joey?') It was too early yet to be able to decide what the results would be in regard to the City Council and other bodies, but he was delighted to see the position taken on the Harbour Board by Mr Armstrong. He hoped that when the results were all in that not only would there be a Labour Mayor in office, but also a Labour Council. (A voice: "What about the Zoo?") In regard to the future, he was conscious of the very great responsibility devolving on him, and he realised that in the next two years he would represent not only Labour but tho whole city as well, and it would be his best endeavour to hold the office of Mayor in a worthy manner. He thanked the electors for placing him at> the head of the poll, and he could assure them that although he was to be Mayor of the City, he would always endeavour to be a man among men. (Cheers.) In conclusion, he extended his sympathy to his defeated opponents. (Cheers.)

Mr Sullivan here called for three cheers for the first Labpuv Mayor of Christen urch, which were given heartily, amidst groans for Mr Mealier, whereupon Mr Sullivan said to thoso present that he was sure that British fair play would be extended to the speakers who were to foll6w. A brief silenee ensued as Mr FlCshcr stood forward on the balcony. "I always thought that a Christchurch crowd had a sense of fair play," ho began, whereupon the booing broke out with increased vigour, and he was counted out. "If you do not want to hear me, I do not want to speak to you," lie continued"All I want to say is this ." The speaker's voice was overpowered, and he waited for the crowd to calm down before saying anything further. "First of all, I want to congratulate Mr Archer on his being elected Mayor of the City," continued Mr Fleshcr. (A voice: "You like it, don't you?") Mr Archer would find, said the speaker, when he could get a few words in again, that the responsibilities of his office were many, and he would not find it easy to do the right thing by everybody: "It is all very well " he addod, endeavouring to make his voice heard above the din. "All I want to say is this: I have np regrets in connexion with this election. (Laughter.) I want to thank all the people who voted for me to-day, and those who worked in connexion with this election. You must remember this, that Mr Archer is a minority candidate. ;iThis statement was greeted with prolonged hoots, and being unable to make himself heard except by those on the bal-

cony beside him, Mr Flcshcr turned to the reporters, and said that> probably in two years' time the tables would be turned in a straight issue for the Mayoralty. Mr Flesher, after again congratulating Mr Archer on his success, retired amidst hoots.

Mr Bcanland, after congratulating Mr Archer on his success, said that-ho would much have liked to be in that gentleman's position at tho moment—" (a voice, "Your turn next"}—but ho had had to fight a combination never before, put up in tho city, and, a ccr* tain section of tho people had failed to keep the promise they had given him. (A voice, "Give it to them"). He wished to thank sincerely all who had voted for him and worked for him. He considered that he had been badly treated bv the newspapers of the city. He had served the city well and faithfully, but ho had found tho opposition too strong for him. "If they had kept their promise," he added, "I might have occupied the position Mr Archer is occupying to-night. At the same timo I congratulate Mr Archer, and I am sorry for the Citizens' Association." (Cheers.) Cries of "Poor old Joe" and "Yon flew in, Joe" greeted Mr Hamlet when ho appeared. After extending both hands of congratulation to Mt Archer and making reference to the fight pub up by his opponents, Mr Hamlet said that "ho had stood as an Independent, which ho explained meant liberty, and he quoted .1 few lineß of poetry in praise of liberty. Ho returned thanks to Dt. Thacker, who had sponsored him. He had many cheering reminiscences in his life, he concluded, and among them now would bo the thought thai) he had once contested the Mayoralty although he had been beaten.

THE NEW MAYOR. | Tile Mayor-elect was Born in Leicestershire, England, in 1865. After receiving a primary school education, he went to the Market Bosworth School, and subsequently gained seven years' business experience, followed by four years' professional training for tile Baptist Ministry at the Nottingham University College and the Nottingham Baptist College. He served as a member of the Baptist clergy in England, and came to New Zealand sixteen years ago and to Christchurch, six years ago. In England he occupied many public positions, as he had dono since coming to the Dominion. During the Great War he was military chaplain •at the Tauherenikau camp and volunteered on three occasions for active* service, being turned down on account of his age. At the present time he 18 chairman of the Sydenham School Committee. He was a member of the CSty Council and North Canterbury Hospital Board that have just gone out of offieei Until a few weeks ago he was vicepresident of the New Zealand Labour Party.

COUNCIL ELECTION. CITIZENS* MAJORITY. For the Council, eleven members were elected as representing tho Citizens' Association, and five as representing the Labour Party. In the expiring Council the Citizens'' representatives were nine, Labour six, and Independent one. The magnitude of the work involved in counting and collecting the votes of 27 cahdidatos at 59 polling places, coupled with the work connected with the other issues, led to a considerable dolay before the Council.fig:. urea were finally ascertained, and it was well-after 1.30 a.m. before the results were known definitely. The voting figures werer— D. Gf. Sullivan (Labour) .. 12,730 Mrs E. E. McCombs (Labour) 11,759 A. W. Beaven (Citizens) .. 11,619 W. E. Leadley (Citizens) .. 11,584 E. H. Andrews (Citizens) .. 11,538 C. P. Agar (Citizens) .. 11,040 0. Anderson (Citizens) .. 10,893 A. F. Carey (Citizens) .... 10,745 C. Carr (Labour) .. .. A. McKellar (Citizens) .. 10,258 C. T. Aschman (Citizens) .. 10,253 A. D. Ford (Citizens) .. 10,252 J. N. du Feu (Citizens) .. 9,853 F. E. Cooke (Labour) . ... 5,664 T. H. Butterfield .(Labour) .. 9,584 W. J> Sim (Citizens) , ''.'■, ... 9,575 The foregoing wore elected. Q : T. Owen (Labour) .. .. 9,545 R. J. B. Dalley (Citizens) .. 9,475 A. ,Williams (Citizens) #i 9,395 (i. T. Thurston (Labour) .. 8,957 ■W. H. Winsor (Independent) .. 8,798 C. Eenu (Labour) .. .. 8,629 E. M. Macfarlano (Labour) .. 8,558 W. J. Green (Labour) .. 8,485 B. A. Brooks (Labour) ;. 8,440 E. Parlane (Labour) .. 8,337 D. Bowse (Citizens) .. .. 8^153

Two leading members of the former Council failed to secure ro-electioA. These were Cr. W. H. Winsor (chairman of tho Work* Committee), who stood as an Independent, and Cr. A. Williams (chairman of tho Water Supply Committee), who was one of the Citizens' Association nominees.

The party strengths in the new Council will be: — Citizens .. .. 11 Labour ... .. 5

CANDIDATES' SPEECHES.

Shortly, before midnight, when about ten Citizens' Association candidates and about six Labour representatives appeared to. have been returned, a few of the "likely" returnees appeared on the platform. Mr D. G. Sullivan,' M.P... who at that stage topped the poll,. was enthusiastically received. Ho thanked the citizens for returning 'liim so decisively. He expressed liis pleasure at Labour's success and congratulated the Mayor and all who had done so well. It was especially gratifying that Mr Archer had been returned as the first Labour Mayor in New Zealand. A voice: What about Davey AlacLaren '(

"We won't forget Davey!" replied Mr SuDivau. Mr Archer had secured a great distinction, and he congratulated both him and Mrs Archer. Mrs McCbmbs appeared to be running him very close, and if she got past hint (laughter) he would be among the first to otfer her his congratulations. (Applause.) He deplored tHe apathy of some electors, and stated that it had fcen one of the drawbacks of the movement that so many voters were not registered. In view, of past experiences, the Labour Committee made a special effort before the poll to get everybody on the roll and as a result thousands had been added. He hoped that those who were, turned away that day would make sure that they were on the roll, next time. As a result of the "first past the post sys--fcem" without any ward voting, the Labour Party had stood in positive danger of being absolutely eliminated from the Council. He felt satisfied that if not next year, then before many years-had passed, Labour would have a majority on tho Council. In the cast he hid done his utmost to

"Oh, he's gone hotnfti Archer.

help the workers, of Triton nAJUBI one, and he would do bis best nrIQEHf Mr H. T. Armstrong, MJP < jSHBB thanked the voters who had his candidature on the Harbontfl3ffan| His position on the Board was 29raffl He was sorry that for the tia& fS&KHg he would bo absent from the City n-JwJMi cil. All Labour members of taVmraH Council could not remain on that4jJsJ»M in view of the campaign in »*^4 I were to engage throuehont tt>T Hitniifcfffli in the interests of Labour, one of the men selected. Sir fiiffigjil had had a spell of two years, as4jtgl&| been "put up to him" that fee slisß»ffil go back to tho Coune.il and tmwiiil Armstrong a spell. (LaughtevV , Milll was especially gratified at he had received in his owa He felt confident that whea tat IttSffll members went through ""MWi tglM Now Zealand" there would Parliament in New Zealand as VtlfSili a Labour Mayor in Wm§ concluding, he expressed the piTltlihalffll the successful candidates to the mittee which had worked m hamWgßß tho interests of Labour. lisi Mrs E. P. McCombs, then the poll, was accorded as reception. She congratulated the ]|SB| and Mrs Archer. She abo her pleasure at tho great TQteaiSSwlljf by Messrs Sullivan and ArastroH&jgfl||| was pleased at the support wkiea KhUH been given her, first because ft Sfflap a victor.- for Labour, and cause it was a victory for tseatMHlHl of New Zcalaud. (Applatst.) 'flSrai can't keep Labour down fbasM»»yaßa|p yon can't keep women A ~—■ '*?TsjjHß ter.) Tho victory of the was not the victory of the alone but that of the people.

At the call of Mrs McGutbs, were given for Mr and Mrs &mErafi whereupon one of the crowd MsmWh« cheers for Mrs MeCombs, also given heartily. ! Mrs A. E. Herbert, then tamlwlS I poll for the Hospital Board, *tfß|ram| j duccd by tho Mayor at whose cheers were given for Mrs- WHWflflfl After an exchange of pleasa*ttK«&| tween the Mayor and her OT(iQ|3H| Bhe had established against Mr AJH&SI Mrs Herbert thanked them far tmBHSi nificent vote that had bee* «"jjjjßßffll her. She believed it was the of the whole polls. She in tho best interests of the conscientiously as in the mt'MJI Mr Butterfield stated that lis dU certain whether he would "hwH| mustard" (laughter) bat tt*SJ3§gßH| returns had yet to come aad he the Sydenham people would nfflHi in. (Laughter.) He thanked *l§||HE putting a new aspirant act poll, and if elected he .MHjjp .best for the. interests of tin Mr F. B. Cooke said ae taw£9H| was "the sixteenth man a(aii|HHH| if he got in he would be ia three. He had given thirty )3HH| work to get support for i'fJHHraKj Parliament and the local ho<S§HHfn| though he was regarded as a movement as that, he felt *.*|b9b9| Though he was low down o *-JMaßffi that day, there would be they would vote Mm into 9>q|JhH|S stood for. (Laughter.) "sl§HhH will get them all right!" added that he would do D "flfßwsß returned to work for the tJCTHHJ "I feel out of ptu* u«uflfi| much red," said- Mr % K?'W| He congratulated Mr and Mrs mH and paid a tribute to the fIWjHH associations between the Mr Archer. It would not be s ) «H sided Council. They had change in the "leading s3s!*vV*sH some believed thai' a* ▼*» TSWT* "bolt" at times, but" them ijfcPß. *iojH Catutena' Association eaasftdttw.-wh fflj would keep a tight bold ~ea'tin HWMW Mr C. P. Acar, who was to somo heckling at the grat'ulated Mr Archer upon JHHHh| turn, and' said ho would do to support him and ensure -'|HH| happy term of office. Mr A. W. Beavcji, when referjm|Hjj the position of the interrupted bv one of the called out, ,c We'ro all ratepayel«Hj "You've grasped a good fact when you say that," Beaven, who said that all V < 9, *JHH payers when they, bought he hoped they would not He was glad the Association balance of power, and con 9*9HH| fche successful candidates of ho^HHE gratulated Mr Archer, was a "clean fighter." future Mayor would ba I 4) 1 11 !i|l|MH| (laughter) for the good <* W*ii»Hn Cr. E, H. Andrews said !Ih9H good vote he had received IgHHH deuce of appreciation of his mHHB vices, and he hoped to service in the future. Tfee crowd called for Jg-IwHI who appeared again, an '' afe fH^HHH "Look out, ho's near called a voice, amidst ■Bodtlgn^HH The remainder of Mr AivMJn9j[HH was subjected to nun* which were mostly at &*'MHHHR pense. The. Mayor-elect ea 3@MflflH giving an approximate state of the parties, and .tfSffiHHR bis. congratulations to ~^Jiffl£Hß| "Where's Mr FlesfaerF eral of the audience. MmaBBBBMI

HOSPITAL BOAU|H For the eight seats on thuJHBIB Board, the following Mrs A. £. Herbert, Mrs &JhHH| Combs, Mrs E. A. M. B«m|H Messrs J. K Archer, F. Otley, W. £. Leadley, tiH| The rowing was: — IfIHP! Mrs A. E. Herbert (Citizens)..-f^Hl I J. K. Archer (Labour) *" iSHSIIi | Mrs E. R. McCombs (Labour) J^H| J F. Rule (Citizens) JHSI H. J. Otley (Citizens) ... 'JHBI W. E. Leadley (Citizens) ... jBI Mrs E. A.M. Roberts (CfflUzetiii||llH| C. L. Carr (Labour) ... «. JO^H Mrs T. Green (Labour) J. W. Baty (Citizens) "*jffli G. f. Thurston (Labour) ~* A. T. Smith (Citizens) —"jHBH J. Hamlet (Independent) Combined Districts, 1H The following is the result HgjPHi poll held at New Brightoc fojfMßß combined districts of Brighton and Lyttelton:— -I^MMW The polling in Lyttelton Col. Hall, Lytt. ... 296 Smith's Shop, Lytt. 163 |H| Totals ... 457 HARBOUR BOABIj^g For the Harbour Board tSe gM members—Messrs H. Holton*. jPjßsll Armstrong, Geo. Scott, J. Thacker were re-elected. H. Holland (Citizens) •• *sjSß| Dr. H. T. J. Thacker (Ind.) .. >^KH H. T. Armstrong (Labour) "'if^Sn Geo. Scott (Citizens) •• 9^H| J. B. Hayward (Citizicns) •*"""§WB G. T. Thurston (Labour) «• V -ISH| J. Hamlet (Independent) •« *t||Jßß

UTTELTON AND COMBINED DISTRICTS. The poll for the return of a representative on the Harbour Board for the combined districts of Lyttclton, >cw Brißhton, Sumner, Akaroa Borough., Aiaroa County, Wairewa County, and Mt Herbert County, resulted in a win 7 Mr M J. Miller by G65 over his „„„f Mr W. W. Tov. with two small "K'to come. Mr P.'H. Hobb 3 , Town Clerk of Lyttclton, was Returning Officer. The totals were a s follows : Miller •• •• -.-3* Toy •• •• l **!i Informal •• •• *" RICCARTON. CITIZENS' TICKET SUCCESSFUL. The Biccarton Citizens' Association had a complete victory at the poll yestcrdaj") its eight nominees being elected to the Biccarton Borough Council. Seven of the previous councillors have been reelected- The only new councillor is Mr j Peters, who stood in place of a retiring member, Mr S. A. Staples.

Mayoralty. Mr H- S. S. Kyle was elected unoppoicd to the Mayoralty.

Council. The result of the poll was as follows (tbe first eight (elected) candidates were nominated by the Riccarton Citi-

zens'Association, and the last five were the mwueccssful Labour nominees): — H. W. Wise .. .. 793 T. M. Ford .. .. 791 A. S. Fisher .. ... 774 A.E. Stcero .. ..772 H. Manhire .. .. 769 H. Gndsell .. ..756 B. H. Rankin .. .. 742 J. P. Peters .. .. 671 J. A. McCullough .. 579 T. Daly .... ■.. 467 '■ G. H. Thompson .. 453 B. Wilson .. .. 434 F. J.Bradnock .. ..401 Informal .. .. 22

; This,is the first election of Eiccarton (■wjscillors held for six years, only tjjpit candidates having been nominated |(>r. the last two Councils. A small fcrpfrd gathered outside tho Town Hall in Clarence street shortly after 7 o'clock W waited for three hours before the reUltj Were announced. The successful Candidates addressed the gathering. ; ; ; ; Jiff H. S. S. Kyle, the new Mayor, laid, that it was not often one was elected to a Mayoralty unopposed, and he appreciated the confidence that had placed him in the high and important office. He congratulated the Citizens' Anoeiation and the Labour Party on having worked against each other "very amicably," and said that tho advent of the Labour people bad roußcd tho citilent out of a state of apathy. The new Council would do its best for tho whole district, and administer the'affairs in the interests of the citizens generally. Gr. Wise assured the gathering that he wis very pf ou,d of the honour bestowed ou him. He felt he had been repaid forhia past services to the Council, and he. Would promise that he would do his host in tho future.

Cr. Fisher thanked the people, and said that it would be his endeavour to Jfdp all parts of the borough. He extended a welcome to the residents to attflad the meetings of the new Council. Other members who spoke were Crs. A. E. 'Steerc, T. M. Ford, H. Manhire, H, 6udsell, J. F. Peters, and B. H< Bankin.

,; LYTTELTON. lAs was expected, with four Mayoral candidates in tho field, tho polling at Lyttelton. waa.fajriy heavy*;. The num« her on the roll is 1926, and of these 1448 voted. The Town Clerk, Mr F. Hobbs, had the Mayoral returns ready by 7.40 ,p.m., but the Council returns were not available until nearly 10 o'clock. Last election 1341 votes were recorded. Mayotalty. A large crowd gathered to hear the result at the Council Chamber. The Mayoral .election resulted in a win- for Mr F. B. Sutton by a Blender majority of 12 votes over his nearest opponent, the retiring Mayor, Mr W. T. Lester. The voting'was as follows : * Col. Smith's Name, Hall. Shop. TtL F. £. igutton .. 302 235 537. W. T. Eestor '..; 370 155 525, W.T.Foster,.. 180' ' 61 941 P. G. Norton .. 96 36 132 Informal .«■. 11 2 13 On the announcement of the results, the four candidates addressed the crowd. The Major elect, Mr F. E. Sutton, said W wished To thank them heartily for placing him at the top of the poll. Of course the official count had still to and it might alter the posi* Won, Had it been a larger iiajority he would' have felt a littlfe more confident. He thankhis..opponents for the attitude they had taken up during the election, whtch was fought cleanly. He hoped tojrove during tho next two. years .that he was not too young to carry out the duties of Mayor of tho town." Vlfr W. T. Lester congratulated Mr. Sutton on his success. He was sure Mr Sutton would do his utmost for the

S town. There had been no ill-feeling ttnf the election whatever. Tho speaker realised that his sorvices dur- ' - fflg the past eight years had been fully Appreciated, but the citizens had shown "they desired a change. < 4 Mr W. T. Foster said he stood before <tt«m a 1 defeated candidate, for the third |une. Evidontly he.was not to hold JgQ position. Bo congratulated Mr IJEjon on his success. ' wmr P. G. Norton said he heartily i , sjplgratulated the citiafens on their M °* a Mayor. Ho thanked the for the support they had given , '^ at M» *•*"* attempt. It was a \~3r*#i Wd. .the start should help him ' sSi* 0 e came ~f° Twal & again, for he intended to do so. . ."' Council. * * <. - f. Hempstalk topped tho poll for ' SWv Council, and was followed by " .Mensrs A. McDonald,'W. W. Toy. G. ' *• Jforris. W. J>. Gower. W. R. New- * Ifln* W. Wales, J. R. Webb and M. * J. in that order. Messrs I>. <«Sbb and G. A. C. Whitford were tKe a, waccsssful candidates. ' following are . particulars of the

Col. Smith'a _„ Kiree. Hall. Sbop. Tl. WvD. Gowct .657 836 993 2-JsroM> ..572 274 846 .. T75 40* IiTO *■*?. Mfller .. 590 313" 903 %fc. Morns ..694 36S 1067 & R. Sewton ..639 345 964 S.W. TW „ .. 741 373 1114 ?. Wak« .; 62D 308 939 T-B. "fftbb .. 596 314 910 hxA. C Watford -391 223 613 . Infoitta! „ 18 10 38 He candidates, both successful and S , ißJtoeoesßful. briefly addressed the «s\ taftird, which had dwindled considerft *Wy daring the long wait. Sf>A&¥.Z. GIN FOR THE SYSTEM. ■§§ L Itite perfect purity of this genuine #«;A*-Btai Malt Gin has won its endorsom' by nwdicil men. for nmherotts dwilt 5fr rß ' '^ ne J u^ic i° us use of J-^ >K ' J6 ' p» #EP m c 3863 of rheumatism and gonfc> IlL*J»ij example ensures great relief. ||§Jwodid for that "tired" feeling. (|E*WW for Whits Heart on square bottle. mpM «U Hotsla or Bottle Stores. —ii

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SUMNER. Mayoralty. Mr W. H. Xieholson was re-elected unopposed to the Mayoralty. ' Council. H. W. Harris .. .. 746 A. H. Tutill .. .. 621 A. Holden .. .. 572 F. C. Cooper .. .. 552 CI. Dcnham .. .. 540 B. J. Ager .. .. 525 E. A. Johnson .. .. 516 C. M. Roswell .. .. 489 H. G. Crawshaw .. 470 T. E. Whitfield ~ 457 J. H. Thomas .. .. 443 G. W. Foster .. .. 362 J. C. McDonald .. 251 The first eight were elected.

NEW BRIGHTON. Mayoralty. Mr J. Gamble was returned to the Mayoralty unopposed. Council. J. 11. Shaw .. .. 737 R. A. M. Leaver .. 733 H. A. Glasson .. ..714 E. A. Langford .. 707 P. Scott .. .. 681 J. C. Scott .. .. 680 F. Ward .'. .. 667 W. R. Gahagan .. 656 E. Snell .. ..604 C. Cooper .. .. 578 A. E. Purse .. ..504 P. Bobbins .. .. 503 H. Robinson .. .. 303 The first nine lvcrc elected. South Brighton Bridge Loan Poll. For the proposal .. 180 Against tho proposal .. 92 Informal .. .. 8 KAIAPOI. At tho Kaiapoi Municipal elections yesterday, the two issues placed before the electors were the election of nine Councillors and deciding the day of the weekly half-holiday. There was no poll for the Mayoralty, Mr H. Mcintosh being re-elected unopposad. All day a steady stream of ratepayers found their way to the polling booths at the Council Chambers, and tho returning officer (Mr J. Bosomworth) and his staff wore kept fairly busy up to fli© closing of the poll at 7 p.m. Out of 1126 names on the roll, 781 resorded their votes. About 9.15 p.m. tiie returning officer announced tbe final results to a fairly largrs gathering outside the Council Chambers, as follows -. Council.

A. Moore ... ... 605 Dr. ft. E. Gillett •„. 600 F. Tborne 580 It. J. Dunn 562 J. W. Barnard ... ... 558 A. Johnston ... ... 557 J. Hirst ... _ 534 R. W. "Winter -. _. 517 W. H. Stark ... _. 508 E. F. Joyce 437 Informal ... ... 11 The first nine were elected. Half-Holiday Foil. Thursday _ ... 407 Saturday ... ... 359 Tuesday ... ... 2 Wednesday Friday Informal ... ... 10 After the results had been announced the candidates briefly addressed the gathering outside the Council Chambers. RANGIORA. Great interest was taken in the local election yesterday, especially in ilie contest for the Mayoral office, the polls being the heaviest on record. The results were: Mayoralty. R. Mcintosh ... ... 423 .W. A: Rowse (sitting Mayor) .381 The majority for Mr Mcintosh was 42. Council. Dr. J. McD. Allan ... 665 Rev. J. F. Feron ... 636 C. W. Tyler 618 F. Horrell ... ... 582 R. H. Bailey 567 C. I. Jennings ... ... 547 C. S. Ayers 539 J. Lindon 149 J. Cathetwood ... 389 W. L Murrav ... 349 C. R. Thwaites ... 279 P. V. Mcßrearty ... 255 F. F. Jackson ... ... 211 The first nine were elected.

There were 15 informal votes. The total number of votes cast was 812.

Half-Holiday.

A. poll was also taken on tho halfholiday question. It resulted as follows: Saturday ... ... 558 Thursday ... ... 221 Saturdav, the existing half-holiday, wag accordingly chosen.

TIMARU. The election of three members for tho South Canterbury Hospital Board and thTee for the South Canterbury Electric Power Board yesterday resulted, as was generally expected, in the threo sitting mombcrs of .the former body being returned, and two of the three sitting members of the latter. Mr John Anstcy losing his seat to Mr W. Angland. The results were as follows: Hospital Board. Mrs F. A. Bavmond .. 1765 Eev. T. W. Potts .. 1762 Mrs W. H. Unwin .. 1541 E. S. Griffiths .. 1477 E. W. Jones .. .. 590 Informal .. ..79 Three elected. Power Board.

. G. J. Wallace .. 2355 J. B. Bruce .. .. 2233 W. Angland .. .. 2001 J. Anstey -. ... 691 Informal .. ». 12 Three elected.

TEMUKA. Mayoralty. Mr G. B. Cartwright (unopposed), ConnciL

,T. B. Sinclair ... „., 365 D. Mclnnes .» .. 360 T. Gunnion .« -. 351. W. P. Evans .., .. 350 D. White ~* „. 321 E. Booth .. .. 312 J. Lee .. 296 A, W. Buzan .. .. 291 A. H. Fenn .„ .. 281 G. Hancox .i ■, ►» 265 L. S. Bobins .... .«. 258 J. Burns .; .. 2i7 The first nine were -elected. ASHBURTON. Tbo weekly half-holiday question jnd the Mayoralty were tbo most interesting topics in connexion with the Municipal election in Aehburton yesfarday. The climatic conditions were ideal, and a large number -rated. The crowd in front of the Municipal Chambers gradually increased .from 7.15 p.m., until, at 8 p.m., when the first-

results were expected, it numbered approximately 700. Mr R. Galbraith was re-elected Mavor, having polled 1059 votes, a majoritv of 463 over his opponent, Mr H. R. C. McElrca. When the result of the Mayoral poll was known, Mr R. Galbraith appeared before the crowd and was greeted with applause. He thanked them for returning liim to the office, stating that he would continue to do his best in the interest of the people. The contest had been conducted free of personalities, and there had always existed a good feeling between himself and Mr McElrea. Mr H. R. C. McElrea thanked them for the amount of support and encouragement that he had received at the noils. His standing hnd created more interest in the Mayoralty, whi'e it had been the means of fnvintr Mr Galbraith added iauTels. for he thought that it seemed unsatisfactory tr> be unopposed each time. He hoped that at another election he would be able to justify their confidence. (Applause.)

Mr F. W. Watt was returned to the Hospital Board by the narrow margin of twelce votes alidad of Dr. J. R. Wells, who had 818 recorded fn his favour.

E. F. Xicoll, W. H. Woods, and W. R. Rundle weTe returned tr> the Power Board in the order mentioned. The new Borou.<rli Coun'illors will be Messrs Bowden. Colb'ns, Dcnn, DunInn. Ferrinm.n. Hillier, Terr. Robinson, SeMou. Watson, and Woods. Th« Saturday half-holiday was carried by a majoritv of 497 votes. The vr;tin<r at Tinwald was in favour of Thursday by a majority of one. Mayoralty. R. Galbraith .. .. 1059 H. R, C. McElrea .. 596 Informal .. .. 7 Ashburton Hospital Board. F. W. Watt .. ..830 Dr. J. R. Wells .. SIS Informal .. .. 14 One elected. Ashburton Power Board. W. G. Hillier .. .. 502 . H. R. C. McElrea .. 653 E. P. Nicoll .. .. 1223 W. H. Rundle .. 1014 W. H. Woods .. .. 1160 Informal .. .. 31 Three elected.

Council. W. H. Woods .. .. 1274 F. Z. D. Ferriman .. 1260 J. W. Bowden .. .. 1228 K. M. Dunlop .. ..1171 John Watson .. .. 1165 R. Kerr .. ~ 1155 B. A. Collins ~ .. 1088 . W. G. Hillier .. .. 1070 F. W. Seldon .. .. 1052 W. H. Eobinson «. 980 J. Donn .. ~ 972 D. F. Keir .. ..951 C. F. Horrill .. ..826 C. (J. Andres .. «... 575 Informal .. .. 14 Eleven were elected.

Half-Holiday.

Thursday Saturday

.. 675 .. 1172

At the various polls there were three votes for Tuesday, five for Wednosday, and two for Friday; the total number of informal votes was 11.

WEST COAST.

GREYMOUTH POWER BOARD.

(special to "the fuss.")

GEEYMOUTH, April 29,

The election held to-day to determine the representatives of the Greymouth Borough Council on the Grey Power Board, resulted as follows: J. O'Brien, M.P. ... 874 J. W. Greenslade ~. 852 D. Tennent ~.. 559 H. F. Doogan _„ ~. 483 H. J. Bignell ~ .. 406 G. Perotti ... .. 378 The first three were eleoted.

About 50 per cent, of those qualified to vote went to the poll, the number being 1322, out of a total of 2730. The result occasioned no groat surprise, and is regarded as indicating the strong public condemnation of the Power Board's adoption of. the Dobson steam power scheme, without-first thoroughly investigating tho possibilities of hydroelectricity.

A, largo crowd gathered to hear the result, and Messrs O'Brien and Greenslade, in returning thanks, said that in future the people would be kept acquainted with tho Board's doings. The former said that everything would be open and above board. The other side had been assisted by motor-cars, but they (the speakers) had been content to trust to the good sense of the voters. Mr 11. F. Doogan, who was one of the defeated candidates, is the chairman of the Board, and 'Mr Tennent, who was elected, -is a sitting member.

BRUNNER.

Mayoralty.

Keen interest was displayed in the borough elections at Brunner. Tho vote for the Mayoralty resulted in the defeat of Mr P. P. Bonstridge, the present Mayor, by Mr P. "Williams, by 152 votes to 147. The former has indicated his willingness to merge the borough into the Grey County, if such a course is favoured by tho ratepayers, but Mr Williams has been a strong advocate of the borough. Greymouth. Power Board.

The election of a representative on the Grey Power Board resulted as follows : W. Leitch .„ >. 151 S. Pry ... .. 147

Council. Practically every person qualified to vote exercised his privilege in connexion with the election of a Borough Council. There were a number of absentees, and 303 out of 367 voted.-The following was the result: — G. Gilbert .. ~ 176 J. Smeaton . - „. 171 S. Frv •• ..157 W. Chetwynd .. 153 T. \V. Morgan .. ..141 "W. Casse .. ... 138 T. Harper ... ... 135 G. K. Dixon. .. ~123 J. Ford _ .. 123 J. Pender .. .. 115 J. "W. Thompson ... 112 The first six were elected.

AKAROA. Mayoralty. George Armstrong tfcc present Mayor, was tbc only nominee, and was therefore eleeted unopposed? He was also tlic only nominee as representative of ,l- Akaroa constituency on the Peninsula ?o* er Beard, and was duly declared elected. *■ Council. Colin Stewart .. ..ITS Thomas Maseficld .. 1615 Charles W. Leetc .. 157 ' Harry J. Barnbam ... 1;"4 • William C. Pool .. 145 i Walter W. Williams .. 138. I Albert .T. Faithfull .. 13.i ' Clive S. Parnham .. 335 ; Edwin C. MeNabb .. 231 Willi*™ H. Priest .. 116 J David A. Fyfe .. .. 03 j The first nine were elected. Half-Holiday. • The vote which was taken for the half-holiday resulted as follows: ! Monday .. .. 1 Tuesday .. .. 2 i Thursday .. .. 128 Saturday .. .. 92 The Thursday half-holiday was therefore carried by 36 votes.

IN OTHER PLACES. (PEESS ASSOCIATION TZLEOIIAMS.) Dargavillo—Jones 401, Hornblow (sitting Mayor) 332. Auckland —Mayoralty, George Bail- ] don 8988, Harold Schmidt 5527. Two ; returns to como. (jisbornc—Mayoralty, Wild- . jsh (sitting Mayor) 2866, bred. Ball ■1828.' llotorua —C. H. Clinknrd (sitting ' Mayor) 682, W. Galbraith 384, Lovin —Hobson (sitting Mayor) 471, Goldsmith 282. . •Shannon —Murdock (sitting Mayor) ' 319, Hydo 166. Masterton —Mayoralty, T. Jordan (sitting councillor) .1471, A. Rippon 1132. Tho balf-holidav poll resulted— Saturday holiday 1521. Thursday 981.

A water supply loan of £12,000 ajid a , gas loan; of £OOOO were both carried. Wellington"—Mayoralty, C. Norwood (Citizens' ticket) 13,191, C. Chapman (Labour) 11,797. Westport—Tho only election to-day was for threo members of tho Hospital Board, there being five candidates for the three seats. Tho voting was: C N. Greenland 507. W. Caldwell 484, E R. Fox 42i. Mrs Patterson 389, Eev. A. Miller 253. Havrcra —Mayoralty. E. A. Paccy. 1067, J. G. Osborne 431. Blenheim—Heavy polling characterised the municipal elections. Mr Malcolm McKcnzie, Deputy-Mayor, was elected Mavor unopposed. There were fifteen candidates for nine seats qv tho Council, but at a Jr.to hour tho votes had not been counted. In addition to tho polls for borough representatives on Hospital Board and Power Board, four loan proposals were submitted: (1) £SOOO for piping and ■filling in ditches; (2) £IO,OOO for the purchase of road machinery, construction of footpaths and reforming roads; (3) £2500 for tho erection of a traffic bridge over tho Tayior River (borough's share); (4) £IOOO for restroom for women. Of these the £IO,OOO

loan was carried and the others thrown

but. There was a groat on the ' half-holiday question. The supporters of Wednesday and Saturday -were very energetic and Saturday was carried bv» a substantial majority. J. L. Jones was elected Mayor. The Saturday .half-holiday wag carried. ' Oamaru —Mayoralty, McDiararid (rearing Mayor) 1232, W. H. Frith 1162: Saturday was retained as the halfholidny. Napier—Mayoralty: J. B. Andrew (sitting Mavor) 1769, W. J. McGrath 1122, ,T. Vigor Brown 788. Hastings—Mayoralty: G. A. MaddiBon (sitting Mayor) 1983. A. Wade 642. New Plvmouth—Mavoraltv: F. K.. Wilson (sitting Mayor) 2161, P. A. Moore 899. For the Boraueh O.uneif the sitting 1 members were returned and* also ono Labour, candidate. Mr M. Eraser, chairman of the Hosoital' Board, and Mr O. E. Bollringer, chairman of the Harbour Board,' were returned. Labour was at tho bofeiom of the polls in all the elections. Wang^anui—Mayoralty: Hope GihTxms (sitting Mayor) ?OC2, .Tames S'ddells 2060. The pr&posal t.> rate on ■unimproved values w::s carried by 2241 votes to 1707. Eastbourne—Mayoralty: H. M. •Tones 4.58. A. Walker .'W. Council: Laing, Andrew?, Black, LV.wscu, Levy, Edilson. Jenkinsnn. n.n;l Holmes Lower Unit— Mavor-illy: AY. T. Strand was ro-elccUvl unopposed. Council: A. Mc-H.-,;,, A Gnomon, E. , W. Hunt. A. J 'dwh*. T, T. Wnilcins, H. IVwrlft, J. Mitchell, W. Meldrum, • E. WrJdie. Peton-- -Msvorrdtv: J. -W. MrEwnn 1450, E. T. Tendon 1077. J. W. McBwan and Captain Post wore retvrned ns_ roprcsr>ntnt : .r«3s of the countrv districts on tho Wellington Harbour • Br»i:'.. Paimerston North —F. .T. Nathan was returned unoriposo.-j f-r 'tlv. Mayoralty for a second term. Fight «ittinj» Councillors v.-'Vs returned, with tho addition nf 1\ W.-Low. M«t"-irr —Mayoraltv: C. D. MtConnei'l 320. T. S.' QuiHer 221. % Tnvoroarsill—MnvoraHv: W 7 . Mnphosney &\Q. C IT Poole -151. 'hvercnrgill—-The Wednesday b»lfwlnv was retained in $•487 vot"s. • A gas loan of /M 5,500 j „**s carried by a majority of 120, j

Archer. Beanland. Flesher. Hamlet. Inf. Art Gallery No. .1 .., .. i. 102 81 261 35 — Art Gallery No. 2 .. 5S 70 204 21 3 Art Gallery No. 3 .. 95 90 300 20 0 Knox School 156 150 398 47. 10 Madras and Aberdeen streets 108 70 50 46 5 Foresters' Hall 293 138 280 68 "5 Orange Hall .. * .. 187 137 309 41 6 St. John's School .. .. 117 109 244 28 26 St. Andrew's School 119 58 131 14 9 St. Michael's School 244 131 ' 271 42 11 Oddfellows' Hall 143 30 53 14 7 Hibernian Hall 251 65 99 119 2 Methodist Schoolroom, Fitzgerald av. 95 62 "'115 13 10 Kilmore street and Fitzgerald av. .. 133 54 89 10 3 Stanmore and Eiver roads .. 84 50 99 11 6 Stanmore road Methodist Schoolroom 192 90 247 ". 5 4 Linwood, Bromley-arid WoOlston. Army Barracks, Fitzgerald Av. .. 214 38 60 20 6 Linwood Library 247 -119 264 25 4 Kollcston street Hall .. .. 108 71 154 , 1.1 ' — Baptist Church, Linwood Av. 220 104 154 13 12 Swann 's road Bridgo 56 35 83 5 6 Gloucester st. and Woodham rd. 00 43 71 8 4 St. Chad's Schoolroom 65 16 20 1 1 Pumping Station .. .140 46 42 12 12 Leyden street Hall 178 59 68 14 2 Charles and Grafton streets 215 67 2S 10 7 St. Peter's Schoolroom .. :.. 321 93 91 20 4 Woolston Council Chambers 193 47 92 11 7 Eadley street 107 25 39 3 3 St. Albans, Papanui, and North Richmond. Merivale lane 30 38 I 164 7 — Bugby street Schoolroom 120 121 559 20 7 Norman's road .. .. : .. 31 34 72 6 1 Brown ! s road 60 01 187 15 4 Papanui Hall 94 60 103 8 11 Papanui road 59 34 130 14 1 Cranford street Hall 108 74 no 18 2 Shirley Post Office 90 108 180 10 14 Hill's road 93 106 .60 8 o Mothodist Schoolroom, Madras street 73 93 115 14 5 Presbyterian Schoolroom, Eandall st. 6536 118 i 1 Barbadoes and Dean streets 133 136 178. 40 9 Caledonian road 0 05 57 120 24 3 St. Albans Library 151 144 '211 19 6 Sydenham, Spreydon, St. Martins, and Opawa. Baptist School, Lincoln road 103 45 48 15 — Dickens street Hall • 186 39 52 11 5 Methodist Schoolroom, Harman street 232 69 93 14 4 Methodist Schoolroom, Crescent road 303 120 134 21 8 Spreydon Council Chambers 119 54 45 10 a" Milton street 90 22 127 — Battersea street Hall 213 30 49 6 3 LawBon street Football Booms 358 107 115 38 8 Sydenham Park .. • • * . 500 147 164 42 ]3 Beckenham Hall •• •• 302 160 187 12 3 Bcekenham Park • • •. 164 88 68 7 .< 4 St. Martins and Wilson's roads 108 68 78 8 o Waltham Library .. 237 62 50 23 9 Waltham Hall 179 47 45 19 1 Falsgrave street Tram Yard .. 135 32 24 10 9 St. Mark's Schoolroom, Opawa 90 63 134 0 4 Totals •• •• 9069 4409 7953 1142 297 Majority for Archer, 1116.

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