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WELLINGTON CENTRAL

ME. FISHER VICTORIOUS. Mr. Fisher ... ... ... 3763 ' Mr. Fletcher 3603 The contest in Wellington Central wae fought keenly from early morning right up to tho time of the closing of the poll. Tne town appeared to be alive with motor care, and little groups of anxious friends of both candidates could be ecen, about, ibo principal booths about 11 o'clock discuffiing the chsjiceu. The Fisher party wae nervous in the early hours, but later in the day, on comparing notee, th<\y gauged thaw tne outlook was move hopeful. Mr. Fletcher, on the other hand knew that ho wa« not polling his full strength towaida evening. Still the prospect wan uncertain, and in that spirit the booths closed. The first return came to hand at 7.8 p.m., and it cheered Mr. Fisher'o friends quite a. lot. The light seemed to bo going their way. At the Druide 1 Hall Mi\ Flol-char polled splendidly, beating hi» opponent by 865 to 679. *At the Alexandra Hall, however, Mr. Fieher scored a big lead, and that practically stood to him till the last. Tho detailed liguree were:— Fisher. Fletcher., Bijou Theatre 309 274 Alexandra Hall 56? 361 Williu-streel School ... 671 457 St. Pctor'e School ... 472 360 Druid*' Hall ... >.. 679 865 W«ley School 65 119 Rfichshile Hall : 51^ 423 Mission Hall. Aro-tftreet 227 229 Congregational School, Courtcntvy-mnce ... aoo ICB Minion HalK Tory-street 387 4 .192 DriH Hfill, Buekk'Btrcet 168 165 • ■Totals' 5753 3603 On the roll, 10,782. Majority, 150. First ballot— Fieher 2982, Fletcher 2981. •

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WELLINGTON CENTRAL, Evening Post, Volume LXXXII, Issue 144, 15 December 1911

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WELLINGTON CENTRAL Evening Post, Volume LXXXII, Issue 144, 15 December 1911

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