Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.



Sir, —I was rather amused at a letter which appeared iu your Saturday night's i*:uc over the name of N. Sutherland, in which he bewails the fact that 4,065 votes and 2,030 votes went for naught because they were not nailed together. He evidently labors und./r the delusion that had Mr Hutchison stood out of the contest the 2,030 votes polled by him would have gone block to Mr Gourley. Poor misguided man ! Now, sir, the only thing that has diawn me into writing a letter to the Prees is a feeling of kindness and sympathy for N.S. a pure desire to so enlighten him as to_ keep him from worrying over the fact that'his man was beaten, and that badly. A gentleman who acted on Mr Hutchison's committees, canvassing most assiduously from fir3t to last, consequently in a good position to judge, assures me that had Mr Hutchison not contested the election the winning candidate would have got at the very least two-fifths of the galling 2,030. From this it will be seen that the numbers would have stood at: Sligo 5,857 and Gourley 5,283 respectively, which means that Mr Sligo would etill have had a majority of nearly 600 over Mr Gourley. The truth is, sir, that your correspondent tries to console himself by thinking that they were not beaten but only unfortunate in not securing enough votes to head tho poll.—l am, etc.,

True Liberal, Dunedin, October 18.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

ON ELECTION AFTERTHOUGHTS., Issue 10447, 18 October 1897

Word Count

ON ELECTION AFTERTHOUGHTS. Issue 10447, 18 October 1897

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.