TO THE EDITOR.
Sir, —Several curiosities of the late election should be taken to avizandum, as a Scotch friend of - mine says, for future guidance. One “political worker” professed to represent 600 seamen, all ready to vote for Mr Gourley. When the poll was reckoned up it was found that one seaman had voted, and he voted for Mr Sligo. May we not ask, with Hans Breitmann, “ Where
is dat bardy now ? ” From tho statements of one political worker you can judge the statements of the other half-score. They had fourteen unions, said they, representing 5,000 votes. At tho poll it turned out that, union and non-union, publican and sinner, all their votes put together fell 1,000 below the vaunted 5,000 union vofei. Again, Mr Gourley would not support Roman Catholic schools, yet no less than 203 votes were recorded for .Mr Gourley at St. Joseph’s, while Mr Sligo had to be contented with 30 and Mr Hutchison with 10. Put this and that together.—l am, etc., Scrutineer. " Dunedin, October 22.
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ELECTION CURIOSITIES., Evening Star, Issue 10452, 23 October 1897, Supplement