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DR. A. K. NEWMAN ELECTED.

WELLINGTON MAYORAL CONTEST. <

THE POLLING. SPEECHES OF CANDIDATES.

THE NEW CITY COUNCIL.

ELECTIONS IN SUBURBAN AND OTHER BOROUGHS.

Yesterday was , municipal election day throughout New Zealand, and probably no contest-excited more popular interest than ,'that which resulted in the return of Dr. A. K.' Newman, by a substantial majority, as " Mayor of the capital city. All the five candidates for the Mayoralty of Wellington had fought a very active campaign, and so ovenly did some of'them appear to be matched'in regard to popular favour, that, until the numbers actually went t up, many of the shrewdest guessers were at variance in their ' opinions as to who would be. Mayor. Most of the prophets yesterday spoko with an ■ uncertain' sound. One of tho aspirants for the Mayoralty was an exception. A card hearing his portrait, and the words, "The Winning Candidate," was freely circulated J during tho day, but the prognostication, proved' to be very far from correct. Another candidate, after visiting inost of the booths by motor car, declared, at,half-past five, that he was quite at a loss to know what his prospects were. An Orderly Polling Day. The fine weather, the activity displayed by the friends of candidates in bringing voters to; the booths, and the large number of candidates—five for the Mayoralty and 33 for the City Council—wore all elements that made for heavy polling, and it was well that a considerable proportion of the electors followed the advice of the' Returning Officer and - 'voted before the evening. A' large number ' of motor-cars and horse vehicles were ply- ' .ing throughout the day, and it was noticed that' very many women were visiting the booths. The law as to displaying printed matter and otherwise seeking to influence the voter on polling day is much less strict in regard to local than it is in regard to Parliamentary elections, but this fact is perhaps not generally realised! At any rate, the proceedings were not diversified by much' of the picturesque, and weTe generally quiet, not to say tame. • , ' < , Most of the candidates for Mayoralty and council spent the day dashing from one polling booth to another, wearing their 'most at- - tractive'smiles-and exchanging-encouraging ' information' with,' their committeemen and workers. • .'- ' . The Voter's Task. , , It was no small demand which was made on the intelligence,of tho "fiee and independent" to weigh and adjudicate upon, the charactor, ability, and. policy of fire wouldbe Mayors and 33 would-be Councillors, and in spite of all the electioneering there must have, been 'hundreds, if not thousands, of voters who knew practically nothing about some of the men over • whose destinies they | were, called upon to wield the blue pencil of electoral fate. There 'were, of course, deeper depths of ignorance. One lady,-who had been told,by a poll-clerk that her name was not on the roll, replied that she thought it must be, because it was on the Parliamentary election register., "Whero do you > live?" asked the official—it was at ( 'one of the city booths. "Lower Hutt," was the astonishing reply. Quito a number of voters appeared to bo still living in the past, under \ the impression that tho Borough "of Melrose , still existed. These, however, nere the exceptions, and although it is rogrettable that less than half of the enrolled burgesses went to tho poll, there can be no doubt that most of those who did so had a fairly clear idea of the problems before them. One citizen, who happens to own property in the'suburbs, remarked that he had voted, before 12 o'clock, for nine -councillors and a Mayor,-at Petone, nine councillors and a ■ Mayor af'Karori, and 15 councillors and a Mayor in ..Wellington. He had thus voted I for 36 persons, and had had to exercise his, judgment on the claims of no fewer than 63.' I'niJy democracy has its responsibilities! Announcement of Results. The booths closed at, 7 p.m., and just • twenty minutes later the first instalment of the Mayoral polling reached Mr. Ames's office at the Town Hall. This was from the tea rooms opposite the Botanical (Gardens in Tinakori .Road. By 8.20 all the figures rf the Mayoral election had been received and totalled, and the Returning Officer announced tho result to the waiting crowd at the' Town Hall steps. The candidates made speeches there, and also at certain _of the newspaper offices, and the crowds, ■ which were good-humoured and orderly, then thinned out. Most of the excitement was over, and it was realised that the names of the fifteen new councillors \ would not be known until some hours later. ) The first booth' to send in a return for the council election was Newtown Library. It reached the. Town Hall at 8.40 p.m., and by 9 o'clock only one other had been received. The totab were not finally made up until after midnight. ' ? los i. of the members of the late council who offered themselves were re-elected, and three gentlomen who had formerly occupied scats at tho council table—Messrs. Devine, Frost, and Trevor—wore amojig the successful candidates. Mr. A. R. Atkinson has also secured a seat. The new blood on the council consists of Messrs. Atkinson and Fitzgerald. The polling for tho Mayoralty fell short of the record figure last year by over a thousand votes, although there wore nearly 1500 more names on the roll. It was, however, heavier tlun it ha? been on any occasion prior to 1908. Tho total number of valid votes recorded in the Mayoral election yesterday was 13,406, and there are 30,146 names on tho roll. Last year, with a roll of 28,682, the valid votes recorded were 14,816. In 1907 tho eligible voters were 21,162, and tho actual , 8621. In J. 906 there was no contest, and in 1905, out of 19,703 who wero enrolled, 9695 .voted.

AFTER THE CONTEST.

SPEECHES BY CANDIDATES. There wore several hundreds present outside the Town Hall at 8.15, when the Returning Officer (Mr. Ames) announced tho result of the Mayoral election. Immediately afterwards the successful candidate stopped forward, amidst loud applause, followed by three hearty cheers. He was, ho said, very grateful to the citizens for having elected him to the high office of Mayor. Having resided in tlie city for so many years, he thought ho would lik» *" have the mark of their confidence whiuu nad now fallen to his tot. He would do his utmost during his term of office to show the citizens that their condence had,not been misplaced. Although he nob hitherto brought Mrs. Newsian

!into!'the,!cohte's't,::he r might! point':'out! that .she'iwas.very!:well-known in connection with ivarious -social ,mpyements. -! Oiv::-her! behalf, •he': wished.; toV say ;.'that .'•. she -■ -. would .do her .utmost .to' fill'-J the position! of! Mayoress with !credit;to! herself and the citizens, as' a-whole. He would now .take the'■! opportunity, to introduce': to .them . the new Mayoress. • ',-„.-: : As Mrs. Newman' came forward Vshe was very ..heartily! cheered.-,. '~-'•' ':."■ sK'esuming.-s.Dr...Newman! said: that .Mrs. iNewman,'like! all other ladies',, was ,v!ery, ; shy. .She wished; 'through /'him, ;to!. .thank: .them 'all ■ for placing: her -in .the .proud position. of • Mayoress. :!!(Loud, applause.) \: Mrs.; Newman' fully .appreciated,,the■!' very. :.:high-. :hohour which had.. been conferred upon ,her,;: and she' .was.:,greatly!pleased ,! that; .'they.,! had i elected 'him !.to the officeof chief ..citizen. Ho would show-his gratitude by unswerving devotion .to!-the interests of. -the; citizens. !(Loud -applause/;-followed by. lusty.'cheers.) He.concluded, by returning thanks to. all who had assisted him. !_::.:. — During'the course !of his speech in front of The Dominion office,' Dr.. Newman .said !the fight had been one of the cleanest known !in the: history":of the city. There had been, .no-'mud-slinging—nothing in /any .way 6bijpctioiiable; :(Loud: applause.) To those who had not'supported him, he wished to say that ho would, try to show them that he ■was -the candidate whom they ought to have

voted'for. (Laughter and applause.) There were, he added, always people who made mistakes (further 'laughter), but he would have'no difiiculty in convincing. them. (Applause.) ; Mrs. Newman would do her utmost ,to fill the position l of Mayoress as .well as her '. predecessors! had done. (Cheers.) She . was very thankful to them. (A voice: You are'a.good sport.) If it bad, not been that s6me.of;tho gpod sports.in the city had assisted; him. he, might not' • have' been_. in the proud position which he now occupied.

He knew where his supporters were to be found, and in the hour of need they had rallied round him loyally. When he had gone homo, for dinner he had asked himself whether be should make a speech for victory or for defeat, but he had decided" that it was not worth wtiile, because it was going to be a very close contest. He was truly grateful to the citizens for the high honour which!they had paid him. , (Loud applause.) • Dr. iNewinan, as well as the other candidates, with the exception of Mr. Bolton, also spoke from the balconies of the "Evening .Host" and the "Sew Zealand Times." Mr. Wilford, who was greeted with applause,' said he wished to thank all those who had voted for. him. For all concerned tie contest had been: a most enjoyable' one from start to finish. He was truly proud of the position in which the electors had placed km. Of course, it would have pleased him better had he been returned at the top. '(A;-voice:' "You should have been, Tom.. ) The contest had been a most curious one, with, five-candidates; He was sorry the actual issue had been so cut up. Ho wished that there was another fight next day, and that ho could take on any of the other, candidates: single-handed. He wished them to join with him in giving three hearty cheers for''the winning candidate. (Loud cheers.) He was'glad to note that the citizens were awakened to an interest in municipal affairs. It! was only right that the body, of the people Should take an active part in the administration of the business of,thetr'city. 'At the same time, it must be realised that out of a roll of 30,000 only 14,000 had.taken the trouble to record their votes at the pel He hoped that-in future years more interest' would be taken in civic affairs. In conclusion he thanked his secretaries,, committees, and all others who: had helped him ui the.campaign. It was the fourth time that he had contested the Mayoralty, but he had not yet been, placed in the office which_ he sought. However, there was no telling what future years might shqw. (Loud applause.) , Mr. Fisher'.then stepped: forward,, amidst applause.) He said: that at the outset he desired to congratulate Dr. Newman or! tos fine win, and Mr. Wilford on the splendid figures which he had obtained at the poll. He also wished.to express sympathy for himself and the other two. who were left. (Laughter.) : Although he had not attained to the desired position ihiß time, ho hoped;thai at some, future'time the citizens would have enough confidence in him to raise him,to the high and dignified office of Mayor of the city; He wished to reiterate Mr. Wilford s remarks as to the lack ofnnferest which the citizens of Wellington itook'in the management of their own affairs.,: He hoped- that Dr. Newman would . realise, their, hopes and expectations during his term of office as 'Mayor';' (A voice: He will.) That was a remark which, he made in all sincerity. In conclusion, he wished to express his thanks to all who had favoured hku with their votes, also to .all the; members of that true and loyal band who had stood by him in that and other contests!.in which he.had taken part.. The Hon. J. Rigg, who was-also cordially received, ,:said that. he was then addressing the. largest meeting which he had seen in connection.with,the election, and he desired, to- express his thanks' to them, for taking the'trouble to come out to hear-him make his speech. (Laughter.)■'.He could not say «vith Mr. Wilford! that he was proud of his position on the poll. (Laughter.) He had thought tha?.perhaps the workers'of-the city would have polled-more strongly in his favour.' He had,-however; no fault to find with them for acting as they had done. He.recognised that-they: were free to. support which candidate they liked. Ho Dr:--Newman on his'victory, and hoped that he -would hWo',.a-successful term of office. It -took, a man some- : time—probably a, whole ■year—to get a firm crip or the - affairs of a, large city, •like'' Wellington!, '"- He. therefore' hoped 'that'next year. Dr. Newman, would.be ; r<vturn«l .to the Mayoralty, unopposed.. (I/bud !crici of ■" No 1") ■ He : was not one of those who thought that a city. should_have a new Maypr!.every year. ! Again he; wished to sinx'erely ih'nnk a-Hwho had accorded him'their support during the! election;: .-■ "... . ; i -.-•_ _~ : THE CITY COUNCIL.,!'"'. / ;■ RESULTS .OF THE POLI-INC, - The following are the results of 'the polling- for! the election .of fifteen members-of the' Wellington City Council:— ■■■",; ,■-.', , . "'< Luke';:... . .». -" , -.- 8074 . ; , Ballinger .... ' ... ... 7218 -Fletcher-;.;' .... ..; . .... 7156 ;,!,M'Laren ..,.,.;..,. ..... ... 6770 . . '■:. Atkinson ' '...;-, ■•■' .•'•• 6533 ' ""' Shirtcliffe- '-. - !./...;. 6420 .. '•! -*Cohen ... ... ... — 6346 ■ . .Smith -'.-..: : ... ' .;...:' ~..'6330 '-.'! Morrahv -.'..'' ..V ' ... ;..', 6330 'Ca'nnich'ael: ... . ... . ••- 6062Devine ! . !!..;' ..- - :'-•■ 5796! : Hindmarsh ... ... ! •••, 5337 .'•-, -Trevor" ... .... ... 5157 Fitzgerald ... ... ... 5154. -■Frost;:;.., ..;.;.,/ '-..:".,;.. 4521 ~ i Dykes, 3969; Seaton, 3913; Hume, 3897; L.M'Kenzie, 3894; Bennett, 3876; Fullford, ■3196; Casev, .3097; .Chapman, -2860; Higgini bottom, 2595; Cooper, 2448; Hampton, 2439; Aston, 2422; Reardon, 2160;' R M'Kenzie; 2140;: Carey, 2102; Noot, 1924;-Monaghan, 11432; Jensen,. 1298. ! -The 'new City Council is constituted as follows:— .■'■':' ';.; '-'!. : ATKINSON, ARTHUR RICHMOND. •BALLINGER, THOMAS. , ♦CARMICHAEL, THOMAS. ♦COHEN, FALK., . tDEVINE, JAMES JOSEPH., ; FITZGERALD, JOHN EDWARD. .'-.'? ♦FLETCHER, ROBERT. ! . tFROST, GEORGE. * ; ♦HINDMAItSH, ALFRED HUMPHREY. ' ♦LUKE, JOHN PEARCE. -: 'MORRAH. WALTER HOPE. ♦M'LAREN, DAVID. ♦SHIRTCLIFFE, GEORGE. ' •SMITH, JOHN. ■'..'•■,.... tTREVOR, JAMES. ♦Represents members of last council reelected; t Represents ex-councillors who have returned to the council table. : Of the ox-councillors elected Councillor J. J. Devine was a member from 1893,-and from 1901 to 1905; In- the latter year he unsuccessfully contested the "Mayoralty. 'Councillor Geo. Frbstwas a member of the council from 1903-to 1907/ Councillor James Trevor sat. at the council tablo from 1905 to 1907.

; MR. R. ;FLETCHE%:: : \- Mr. R. 1 Fletcher was' born' at., .St.:'..i ; ''An-:. Drews, Scotland, in 1863..:;' Ho was:: educated at, Madras College in that town, ; aud.com-, menced life in. the :service\of ..tho, English' Midland Railway Company.'^.-Afterwards, lie. went to sea, and served . on'■'.the..,'.pund e o clipper.line of Railing ships.■*.-Ho 1 ■■ ■' came.;'',.to. New Zealand in 1883,'iand'■■was ".employed by the Wellington Harbour .Board. :. Seven. years later he joined the' service of Mr- Jo-.: seph Nathan and Co.,' : an'd in.,1898. ho commenced business on his own account'. as..a : shipping and forwarding, agent. . .Mr. . Flet-. cher was elected to the Barbour'Board as a ratepayers' representative in 1906;'. when he headed the poll;: In April,-1007, lie was elected to. the City Council; coming eighth

on the, list. Last year he'again contested the Harbour, Board election, and was again returned at tho head of the poll; Mr. Fletcher has always taken a prominent position in friendly society work, and he has gone through all the chairs of the Druids' Lodge, and, has ■ held tho : position -. of Grand President for two years. : . ■. ■MR. JOHN SMITH. , Mr. John Smith has seen long sorvico on the : City Council, having-been' first elected to that body in 1885, \ylien Mr.; G. Fisher was Mayor; Since then' Mr.; Smith has sat under'many Mayors. . , ' MR. W. H. MORRAH. ' ,'', Mr. W. H. Morrah is a Now Zealander, arid was born in Christchurch in 1868. Ho 'ived in Victoria for nine years, after which

he came to Wellington, where he has been ever since. He. was educated ■at Wellington College, aid has been in business in the city for 22 years; Mr. Morrah has been on the Citv Councl for tho■ last : four years..

me: g. w. shirtcliffe. Mr. G. W. Shirtcliffe was bom in England in' 1862,. and'emigrated to New Zealand at ■the age of two, and'so is to all intents and purposes-a New Zoalander. He resided at Canterbury,. and was educated at, Christ's College Grammar. School., Ho came, to Wei-' lington in' 1900, and .is now resident partner in tho■firm of A. ,S. Paterson and Co.' Mr. Shirtcliffe's services on Wellington public bodies'include tho Chambor of Commerce,

SHORT BIOGRAPHIES. The, following are short biographies of the successful candidates for the City Council:— ■• MB.: JAMES TREVOR. Mr.. James Trevor, who is now 61".years of age, is a native of .Yorkshire. His career on the City Council commenced, in 1905. During his two years' service ho did good work —Fire Brigade, By-laws, and Tramways Committee, and was chairman of the special committee that reported on tho various destructors offered to the city. He was also the council's representative on tho Hospital Trustees, where his practical knowledge of the building trade was utilised in the erection of the Seddon Hospital and the additions to the.Nurses' Home.'

: MR.: J. J. DEVINE: Mr. J. J. Devine is a native of Ireland, wherehe was born in 1856. In 1876 he came to Wellington, where, in 1883, he commenced practice as a barrister and solicitor. He first entered the City Council in. 1893, but rotired in .1904 to contest the Mayoralty, when he was defeated by the Hon. T. W. Hislop. For several years he was chairman of the Charitable Aid Board. In 1907 he consolidated tho city by-laws ■';"'!

Harbour Board, and the City -Council. On the last-named body he, as chairman of the Public Health Committee, went exhaustively into tho milk question, and brought down a report which was adopted by tho council. MR. D. M'LAREN. Mr. D. M'Laren was born in 1868 at Paisley, Scotland, and ho emigrated to NewZealand at tho ago of fourteen, and settled in Dunedin, afterwards removing to Wellington, where ho joined the Trades Union ranks ( Ho was appointed secretary of tho Wellington Wharf Labourers' Union in 1809, an office ho still holds. Ho has seen considerable service on the. City Council, to which body he was first', elected in 1901. At tho last general elections, Mr. M'Laren was elected to represent Wellington East in Parliament

MR. A. R. ATKINSON. Mr. A. R. Atkinson was born in New Plymouth in 1863, and educated at Nelson College, where he took a junior scholarship, and Clifton College, England. After a brilliant scholastic career ho was called to the Bar' at Lincoln's Inn in 1887. The same year he returned to New Zealand. He served an apprenticeship inlaw offices in Nelson and Dunedin, and in 1892 commenced practice in Wellington with Mr. C. B Morison, afterwards practising on his own account. He is a prominent membor of the Now Zealand Alliance, was M.H.R. for- Wellington, from 1899 to 1902, and last year was defeated at the second ballot of the p»-lipm«itar>- election by Mr. D. M'Laren.

.^■Y-^'MR.'J. P. LTJKE.. , - v :Mr;' : #R'Luke was boin in Cornwall in ißsß,:arid caino to Wellington in 1874. Jnyo years slater, ho joined his, father,,, tup-late- . Mr;-Samuel Lul;o, and his" brothers;, in £ tho firm of S. Luko.and Co. Mr. Luke was first; elected; to the.City. Council in ,1898, having served■ clovoir vcars altogether on that body. Hchas lieeh president of ,tho Wellington .Industrial. Association, and 'is chairman pi., tji.o.. WellingtpirUistrict Hospital; 80ard;..'..;, ■ <u W"' MRiTHOS. CARMIGHAELV. ' ; ;'f . ; :Mr.' TJios. Carniichael, who is now 51 years' ' of ago,' ; arrivod with'his parents,at Lyttelton when very.-young:':■.'.' His education'was rei'c.oivea''"'at. th'o Wesloyan School and at Mr. Goo's Academy, Christclnirch, long before the. present-system was. available. After leaving school, he served an apprenticeship to the business of a carpenter and joiner with tho | late Mr D Reese and at Messrs. Allen and Sons He then joined his father as a builder and contnctoi uid after having erected social places in Christclnirch came to Wellington to eiect tho first part of. tho now Government -Printing Offices. Sinco coming to Wellington ho has carried out several important contracts. Ho has served tho public as a member'of the City Council for tho last four .years. MR T. BALLINGER. Mr. T. Ballinger was born in. London in 1852, and ho emigrated to tho colonies when he was five years old, receiving hjs education at Melbourne. After staying thero for six years, Mr. Ballinger camo to Irivcrcargill, after wliich ho went to Dunedin, and finally settled in Wellington in 1864. Mr. Ballinger has seen four years' service ontho City Council, has been president and vice-president of the New Zealand Employers' Federation, and president of tho Plumbers' and Electrical Contractors' Associations, was one of the officers of the first salvage corps, a member of the original'firo brigade in Wellington, and all his life has been closely associated with industrial organisations. MR A H. HINDMARSH. Mr. A. H. Hindmarsh was born in South Australia, and ho camo to New Zealand when ho was about 18 years of ago. He was educated at Adelaide. Mr. Hindmarsh has been in Wellington for 14 years, and has been for four years on the City Council. MR. F.' COHEN. Mr. F. Cohen arrived at Wellington in 1865, and has been living here ever. since. He was elected to the • City Council in August, 1904. ..- MR. J. E..FITZGERALD. Mr. J. E. Fitzgerald was born at ; Kaiwarra in 1881, and has been in his-native district all his' life. In addition .to the ordinary primary education, ho was educated by the Jiaiwarra Marist Brothers, and -it Victoria College. Mr. Fitzgerald has .been a member of the Onslow Borough ..Council for the past two years, and ho achieved distinction by his light, for the Wellington Suburbs scat at tho last general elections, when he was defeated in the second ballot by Mr. J. P. Luke. ;-j..'

Mil. GEORGE FROST. Mr. George Frost, a resident of Wellington for 24 years, was born at Rangiora, Canterbury, 47 years ago. For some time he was a member of the Melrose'Borough Council, and .for nearly three year's' ivas Mayor of that borough. During hrs four, years' service as a City Councillor,' he was chairman of several committees, ''including' that of the city reserves. For several; years'-he was a member of 'the District Hospital Board, and has also taken an' active interest in the formation of a "Zoo," being treasurer of the Citizens' Committee. He is a member of the Freemasons', Druids', and Oddfollows' Lodges. '; .

L. Lyirheburg, P. A. Kiernan, and A. Carver being roturned unopposod. Tho polling was as follows: — THE MAYORALTY. Harkness, Joseph George ... ... 308 Mainwaring, Charles ... ... 129 There wore 3 informal votes. . THE COUNCIL. Kh'andallah Ward. Ferguson, Alexander ... ... 116 *Phmmor, William Rodon ... 109 v Stafford, Edward Sidney ... • .... 09 ;! Leonard, James ... .:'.: ... 98 '/, AVatson, David James L ... 86 Grant,. John Nolmos ... " ... 41 Nash, George '■„..' 39 'Re-elected. Ncaio Ward. : Bannister, Dudley Athol ... '■'.'.;;. 114 *Aplin. Christophor, jun. ... ... 11l Darvall, George William ... ... 92 Gibson, Arthur Henry ... '... 66 •Re-elected. KARORI. THE MAYORALTY. The following is the result of the Mayoral election at Karori: — Dasent, C. J. ... ... / ... 199' Kellow, '\V. A. ... 184 ■ Majority .;. ... , ... 16 Mr. Dasent was declared elected. THE COUNCIL. The following is the result of tho,election of councillors: — Bradnock, W. G. ... 157 Burn, B. G. H; ... ... ... 231 Cathie, C. ... ... ... ... 231 Dryden, H. E. ■ ... 144 Hildreth, W. T. ... ... ... 222 . Monaghan, W. J. ..\ 95, Raine, J. G ... 198 Spiers, J. F.•■/ . ... ... ... 228 Standon, E. J. ... ... ... 169 Tarr, R. J ..., ... 143 • Walmsloy, F. J. M. D. ... ... 303 Wedde, R. H ... ... ... 224Welling, G. ..: ... ... ... 175 Thosi elected were—Messrs. . Walmsley, Burn,, Cathie, Spiers, Wedde, Hildreth, Raine; Welling, and Standon. Thero were 865 on the roll, of whom 386 voted. Mr. W. F. England acted as returning officer.' ... •■..■•,' t ' : EASTBOURNE. . Polling for a Mayor and eight councillors for the borough of Eastbourne proceeded quietly throughout the day. Mr. J> D. Avery was tho returning officer, and the polling places wcro at the State School, Eastbourne, and Mr. Avery's office in Johnston Street, City.' The election resulted in the return of Mr. John Barr as Mayor and eight councillors, as below: — THE MAYORALTY. Barr, John ... ... ... ... 182Shortt, Herbert William 172 Majority 10 THE* COUNCIL. ' Button, Robert Lorimer ... ... 194 *Folev, Thomas , ... 256 ♦Mackenzie, Francis Wallace ... 231 Morris, Joshua . ... ... ..... . 185 Organ, William John 227 ♦Robertson, David ... 2CB Ross, Samuel Gcorgo . ... ... 252 Russell, Charles ... ... • .... . 205 Sanson, Herbert ... ... " ... 212 Wills, Frank ... ... ... 219 Informal . ... ..... ... 2 Total 2251 ♦Members of the late Council. Tho new council consists of Messrs. Robertson, Foley, Ross, Mackenzie, Organ, Wills, Sanson, and : Russell. HUTT. , MAYORALTY. Tho'following is the result of tho Mayoral election at the Hutt:— Bunnv, Edmund Percy 664 Russoll, John Thomas .) 358 Hawthorn, Wm. Henry ... .:. ... 287 Informal 11 Mr. Bunny was declared elected. * PETONE. A municipal election is not sufficient to rouse Petono. Only 929 voters interested themselves directly in the .appointment of a now council. ■■ Tho roll number for tho election was 2498, and tiro record number of votes recorded at an election was 1050 (1907). But enthusiasm was quite absent, although ono or two candidates availed themselves of the assistance of motor cars and landaus;. Seeing that there was no tontest for the Mayoralty tho election lost a great dealof its interest. Mr. J. W. M'Ewan was returned as Mayor without opposition. He has occupied the mayoral, seat since 1906.'-.; '!■'-,_ ~ Sis councillors and one ex-councillqr sought re-election, the remaining four candidates never;, having taken part in borough' administration. 'The chosen nine compnso'five mombors of the retiring council, an ©x-coun-cillor, and three others. l There wore'two polling booths, one at St. Augustino's Schoolroom, Victoria Street,. Petone, and the other at the schoolroom, Koro-Kofo. The results were announced by the Returning Officer (Mr. A. JVobster) at 9.10 o'clock. Only two informa! votes were'recorded!'. Details of the voting aro'given bolow:—'

Petone.*Koro-Koro. T'l. "R.-W. Short ......... 691 .30 721 *Dr. H. W. L. Harding 662 36 698 *R. J. Southgate 618 25 ' 643 *A. Colquhoun .....;... 572 43 . 615 tJ. Piper 574 : 31 ",' .605 *H. G. Young ......... 571 ■"■ 21 592 ' J. W. List 568 ' . 20 588 'R.H.Jones 515 '61 576 W. Trueman 524 16 540 *J. G: A. Castle .'...'.. 474- •' . 16 ' 490 E. W. Woodhouse ... 378 .20 /. , 398 ' *Signifies member of .retiring council.' tEx-Council!or. ' ■ ■.„■■.'.•' The following will constitute the now council :-Messrs. R. W. Short, Dr. H. W. L. Harding, R. J. Southgate, A. .Colquhoun, J. Piper, H. G.' Young, J. W. List, R. H. Jonos, and W- Trueman:,■ 'When the result had been mado known, the candidates, •eturned thanks to a large assembly of residents. ' ':.

THANKS. We hare to thank Mr. A. M. Gow, : of Barrett's HotelJ for the use of his promises on which to display results, and, on behalf of Dr. .Newman, for -allowing him to use.tho entrance stops of tlio hotel from which' to address tho largo crowd which '.assembled "outside The Dominion' olfico to learn- the results.

NEW MAYORS. MR. E. P. BUNNY (LOWER HUTT)/ Mr. 8..P. Bunny, whoso election as Mayor of Lower Hutt was recorded yesterday, is senior partner in the firm of Messrs. Bunny, Pethetick, and Ay son, solicitors. Some years ago, when the Hutt Borough was at an early sfago'of development; Mr. Bimny occupied the Mayoral chair. In the interval which' has elapsed, he did not'take an active part in the affairs of the borough, although he has been acquainted with the doings of. each successive council. Mr. Bunny took a prominent part in the borough affairs only a short time ago, when the council... whose, term'expired yesterday, submitted their proposalto build gas works in Western Hutt. .

SUBURBAN BOROUGHS. / "'' NHRAMAR. The result of the election of councillors for Miramar was made known by tho returning officer (Mr. R. E. Bennett) at 8.15 p.m. as follows:— -.'■■■■• Mira-Worser City. mar. Bay. Tl. Ayling, John Newman ... 118 32 4fi 196 Bell, Norris Wm. ... ... 173 36. lfl ' 228 Brodie, John ... 180 GO 27 '276 Coopor, Henry W. ... 162 31 ;42 238 M'Clelland, J. F. C. ... 121 '56 41.1 218 M'Leod, Hector... \.\ ... 18;) 46 30 259 Muir, James ,-.:. ... ... 128 27 29 184 Peterson, Richard 0. ... 159 80 31 270 The returned councillors aro: — Bell,.Norris Wm. Brodio, John. Cooper, Henry W. \ .M'Clelland, J. F. C. M'Leod, Hector. > Peterson, Richard 0. ' The Mayor, Mr. Charles Crawford, was returned unopposed.

MR. J. W. M'EWAN (PETONE). Mr. J. W. M'Ewan, who has been returned as Mayor of Petono for the third consecutive term, was born in 'the Auckland district in 185 S. Mr. M'Ewan served on the borough council for six years, from 1900-3 and'from 1904-7, and ho was elected Mayor in 1907 and 1908. This year ho has been 'returned unopposed. Ho is chairman of the Hutt Valley Tramway Board, and is also a member of Wellington Harbour Beard, Wellington District Hospital Board, Hutt Park Committee, Petono Fire Board, and Taita Cemetery: Board. Mr, M'Ewan's policy for. tho coming year, as in the past, will be economy in administration. . He liopos that municipal baths will bo established by tho new council, and he intends that the coal supply and pure, milk supply shall be considered. , .

ONSLOW BOROUGH. Tho returns for the-Onslow Borough election wore rather lato in being announced, a tie in tlio Khandallah Ward necessitating a recount. Mr. Harkness was returned as Mayor, and the new council is as follows:— Ngaio Ward: Messrs. 1). A. Bannister, C. Aplin, jun., and G. W. Darvall. Khandallah Ward: Messrs. A. Ferguson, W. R.' l'limmer, and 13. S. Stafford. There was no election necessary in thfl Kuiwarra Wad, Messrs, B. J,

MR.' J. BARR (EASTBOURNE). Mr. John Barr, tho new Mayor of Eastbourne,,has resided in the borough for tho last two years. Born in Edinburgh in 1846, he came "out to Wellington 23 years ago. He was for a considerable part of that period in tho employ of tho Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company, and. afterwards went ioito the paint manufactnriiur business. Both

at Nevtovnr and Hutt, where ho before going to live at Eastbourne, Mr. ban: took a groat interest in local public affairs. MR. C. I. DASENT. Mr. C. I. Dasent.is the eldest son:of tho Rev. Mr. Dasent, a pioneer setiler -und Anglican clergyman at Karori for many years. Ho, has acted on the Karori Borough Council almost since its inception, and has a wide knowledge of. the district. Ho,,was the officer appointed by tho Government to form the borough, aud it was ho who superintended tho first election fifteen' years ago, and installed tho first council. At tha.t timo Karori was only a milk run, with about 150 electors in all. Mr. Dasent has been elected

.11.-15. P, BUNNY, Mayor of Lower Huti

to the council seven times, extending over ». period; of fourteeni years, and in 1908. was', returned as Mayor unopposed. OTHER BOROUGHS CBT TELEGRAPH—PRESS. ASSOCIATION.} '. ' Felldlng, April 28. , The borough election to-day resulted in Mr. ; W. J. B. "Trowin being again returned aa/' Mayor for the fourth year, beating Mr. S. W. Fitsiherbert. The poll taken on the half- ! holiday question resulted in' Wednosday being chosen by a'largo majority over Saturday. '■'■'■ , , ' Martori, April 26. < The Marton'Mayoral election was the keenest on record. Mr. R. B. Beckett defeated Mr. John M'Eldovmey,'-the present Mayor, by seventeen votesl ■ " '■''~ - Dunedin, April 28. . The city Mayoral election resulted.;in fcho Mayor (Sir. J. M'Donald) being defeated by 40 votes, the figures being- as follow:— Walker, 3343; M'Donald,-3303. Last year Mr. M'Donald defeated Councillor Walker by> about 1200'votos. Mr. A. H.'Bridgcr war elected Mayor of Moniiugton, and Mr. D. A de Maus Mayor of-Port Chalmers. '4

..•'.'.'■;,. Dannevirko, April 28. For the Dawnovirko Mayoralty; Mr. H. M. Rios, the sitting Mayor, defeated Mr. J. Drummond. ' . , ..; , ~ ' ' Mastorton,. April ,28. / Mr, v P. L. Rollings defeated Mr. 'J. Hunter'for the Mayoralty by 264 votes. , Wanganul,' April 28. . The results of the • Mayoral election were as folbw.-Mackay, 1486 votes; Muir, 276; Battle. ,197. -The'-council -poll resulted:— Poynter, 1332; Carson, 1328; Lifliton. 1312; Burgess, 1154; Spriggens, 1055; Williams, 1049; Galver, 908; Young, 889; Holloway; 885. The half-holiday poll resujtod in tho retention of Thursday by 1770 votes against 644. Fpr Wanganui East Borough CouncU the successful- candidates'" were:—Messrs. Christie, Holloway, O'Leary, Willis, Allen, Neilson, M'Caul, and Burton.' j ' \ t ' Hastings,, April '28. 'Mr'. J. A. Miller has'been elected Mayor., .. Auckland,, April 28. For Auckland Mr. C. D. Grey, has been re-elected unopposed as Mayor; For the Newmarket Mayoralty, Mr. Ernest. Davis defeated Mr:' F. G.' Clayton by 240 votes, to 14. At Dovonviort Mr. W. Hanley secured a rnaiorr< :r ' ■ '-.'.' Vi ■'" "':'.'..','.'' ■'■■""■

ity'of 140 votes over his opponent, Mr.-1 \V. Craiich. For the Parnell Muyoratty, Mr, R. S. Briggs defeated Mr. C. 11. Tapper bj 431 vol>c3 to 318.; In most of tho other suburbs* tlio Mayors were unopposed. ■ ' ■:•■ ■-..:' (BY TIUEUUAI'H—SI'ECtAI, COUKESI'pKnF.NT.) . ;< . ■■:■• '."•■■' '.',.'■ • .Levin, April 28. The poll for scats,on tie; council resulted.' . as follows: —Cameron, 330', votes; Hudson,.. 320; : Mackenzie, 310; '•: -Palmer, 263; Lovy| '253; James l'rouso, '253; France, 253; Lan. caster; 24;);' Human. 231;- Arcus, 201; . Faulkner," 19(1-'■. Richard' i'rouso, 188; Thome, 174; Kingdyii, 150; (inlliclian, 129. • The lirst nine are elected. ';,'.: ; ; '.:

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