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THE CITY ELECTION.

On Friday last, the Polling for the vacant seat in the House of Representatives commenced, and was carried on with great spirit, on both sides, till it closed at 4 o'clock, when the numbers stood as follows : — Brown 367") Total Williamson .„ 209 j 576 l^Brity 158 The l^Krning Officer declared Mr. Brown duly elec^Mfecordingly. The enthusiasm of the electors prevented all attempts on the part of t^^Hpdidates to address them ; and on leaving t^^^Btiags, the time honored custom of chairi^^Hp duly performed, much to the amusemen^^Be spectators ; and so terminated the day's I^^Vings. The con^^Haing very keenly conducted ; a. large propor^^Bf the Electors polled, the numbers being re^^»bly near those at the Saperintendcncy elcc^^^ftnamely —

Brown 336) Total Wynyard .J45) 581 ' - 91 - i A remarkable feature/ .of the election was Ihe efforts made by the old Government officers, and by those connected with them, to throw their influence to that candidate who— according to his own admission— had been such a steady supporter of the old worn out Government and its abuse£. So keen did this become after it was known that the new and responsible Ministry had resigned, that one member of the old Executive actually voted against his promise to the contrary. Consistently enough, the military influence was likewise brought to bear against Mr. Brown, the military, almost to a man, voting against him ; and in one instance so closely connected, with His Excellency the Governor-Superintendent, as to become as strongly marked as it was in bad taste. It seemed too like a re-kindling of party strife, which there was substantial reason for supposing had been happily allayed. On Saturday, Mr. Brown was swornin. After taking the oaths, he was warmly cheered by the House.

Inquest.— On Saturday last, an Inquest was held at the Royal George, Onehunga, on the body of a pensioner named James Barrett, who had died suddenly on the previous day. From the evidence it appeared that during the day the deceased had complained of acute internal pain, and that he had been taken to the Prince Albert Inn, nea£^j|fr|fcjy had been at work, and after partaking of sd^rsnffiulant there, the pain became more severe ; when deceased wished to be taken home, and was placed in a cart for the purpose ; they had however not gone more than about 200 yards when it was discovered that he was quite dead. A post mortem -examination took place, from which it appeared that the immediate cause of death was rupture of the gall bladder. The Jury returned a verdict in accordance •with the medical evidence.

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THE CITY ELECTION., Daily Southern Cross, Volume XI, Issue 742, 8 August 1854

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THE CITY ELECTION. Daily Southern Cross, Volume XI, Issue 742, 8 August 1854

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