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SUPERINTENDENTAL ELECTION.

The following is the latest state of the poll :— Williamson. Stratford. Auckland City 430 484 Parnell 27 35 Newmarket 38 57 Onehunga 86 96 Otahuhu 54 63 Panmure 86 45 Pilot Station, N. Shore 3 8 Stokes Point, N. Shore 10 16 Howick 25 75 Titirangi U 6 Papakura 52 14 Little Muddy Creek ... 9 11 Hunua 3 0 Hendersons Mill 17 12 Wade 49 10 Wairoa 4 13 Mahurangi — Brown's Mill 20 14 Old Survey Station .. 21 » Matakana 22 7 Waiuku 10 6 Mauku 8 2 Kaipara, Omano 7 1 Mongonui — ( ' Mongonui Court House 13 13 Oroiti Valley 8 7 Wangaroa (Mr. Bell's residence) 3 0 Oruru 10 8 Eussell Court House ... 17 12 Waimate 7 15 Wangaroa (Speckman's) 5 5 Hokianga 0 19 Tairairi 4 1 Raglan Court House ... 5 8 Mangapai * Wangarei Heads Wangarei Waipu I Not official iv received, Mangawai Waitetuna Kaitaia Ahipara >

Our Monthly Summary will be published on Tuesday next, in time for the mail which leaves the Mannkau on the 7th instant. Owing to the mismanagement of the steam postal service, we were all but compelled to publish the Summary to-day, to be in time for the steamer advertised to sail on the sth ; but an alteration having yesterday been made in the date of departure, we will be enabled to complete our summary of current events, which otherwise it would have been impossible for us to do. Theatrical. — We beg to call our readers' attention to an advertisement announcing the pieces to be performed on Tuesday night, by the Naval and Military Choral and Histrionic Society. This is to be the closing night of the season ; and. the bill of fare is most inviting. Auckland Annual Eaces. — We beg to remind the public that the annual races will come off, as hitherto, on the Ist and 2nd of January next, at the Elleslie course. From the list of stewards, published in our paper, we anticipate excellent arrangements. We understand that a number of horses are m training for the events ; but our readers should remember that much of the success of the races depends on the aid lent the managers in offering sufficient inducements to owners of horses to bring them forward. We would recommend, theiefore, that all who love old English sport, and who desire to improve the breed of horses in New Zealand, should subscribe liberally. New Machinery. — During the present week, Messrs. Roe and Shalders, (who have succeeded Messrs. Kattray and Matthieson in Grey-street) have started a steam planing machine, being the first machine of the kind erected in this city, although not the fust started in the province. It is manufactured by Me»srs. Forrester and Co., of Glasgow, and does its work well. The machine requires an engine of over six-horse power to drive it ; and planes, matches, and beads at once. It also strikes mouldings up to 5 inches. We are glad to find that first-class machinery is being started in this city, as it evidences an increasing demand which manual labour cannot meet. There is much yet to be done to develope the timber trade in New Zealand, and we aie glad to find the enterprising firm named taking an active ' part in this matter. The Roads. — We beg to call the attention of the proper authorities to the state of the Kyber Pass road, nearly opposite Mr. Forsaith's residence. At this place recently an omnibus accident happened, which mi^ht have been attended with fatal consequence. The descent is steep, and the road shelves off abruptly on either side, making it very dangerous for two vehicles to pass. We suggest the erection of suitable fences at this place, as a security against accidents. The descent on the same road, at Mr. Secombe's brewery, is m a dangerous condition ; and a trifling expenditure of money would improve it greatly. The egress from the city by way of Painell is equally dangerous. In Mechanic's Bay the road is not one whit safer than when the late Governor of New Zealand was landed on the sands. The throng going to and returning from the late races, made these imperfections most apparent. Public Sale of Negretti Sheep. — On Tuesday, 15th instant, the sale of the Merino Negretti sheep, imported in the 'Hermine,' by Messrs. Krull and. Co., took place at Plimmer's Wharf as advertised. The beauty of the animals offered for sale, had attracted a large attendance from town as well as from the country, and it was generally acknowledged that these sheep are the finest ever imported into this colony. After a Champagne Lunch business proceeded, and all the lots were knocked down in quick succession. The flock was divided between comparatively few buyers. We are sorry to understand that the proceeds of the sale, (upward* of £1,600) are far from being considered satisfactory by the importers, as animals out of the same flock are constantly fetching between £90 and £100 in Australia and elsewhere. The highest price paid for ewes was £52 10s. j for rams, £88. The lowest for ewes, £32 ; for rams, £30. Nine ewes and twenty-nine rams weie sold. — Wellington Independent, October 18th.

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SUPERINTENDENTAL ELECTION., Daily Southern Cross, Volume XVIL, Issue 1448, 1 November 1861

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