RECEPTION OF ELECTION RESULTS. KEEN INTEREST IN THE CITY. ‘STAB’ DISPLAY ATTRACTS GREAT CROWD. LABOR’S SUCCESS AND REFORM’S SET BACK ENJOYED. DISCONTENT AT MIDNIGHT.
The first polling return posted on the Star’s’ plain election screen in Crawford jtreet last night at 7.15 o’clock raised a ihuckle that heralded the delight that followed, and the last result at 12.10 a.m. sent the great crowd homo discontented. The first result was from an outpost (if Dunedin West electorate, and read: Stewart 9, Johnson 10, Maguire 0. “ Ha' chortled a wit in the small band of citizens who had forgathered in Crawford street so early. “ Maguire hasn’t broke his duck 1 He’ll lose his tenner!” The last result after midnight, when the crowd was remarkably great, although small compared with the concourse that laughed and sang and cheered and boohed in capital spirit from 8.30 to 11.30, was displayed on the big “ barometrical ” indicators — Massey 53, Ward 33. The comment was ready and democratic: “ What a knock in the eye for poor old Bill 1” From first to last the spirit and temper of the deep, long rants of sober citizens In Crawford street, where all circumstances made for undisturbed comfort, were admirable, and showed the populace of Dunedin at its best. Their political “ feeling ” Awas frankly against the return of the Ke- •“ form Government, and the only results which aroused genuine merriment and uproarious appreciation were those that represented the defeat of a Masseyito. The position three years ago was completely reversed—a fact which suggests that in respect of political warfare spectators delight to see the “ ins ”go out. The outstanding features of the real pleasure cl the great crowd were the deep satisfaction at the triumph of Moderate Labor in Dunedin, Wellington, and Wanganui, and the effervescing joy over the decisive downfall of the Hon. F. M. B. Fisher, Minister of Marine—the Government’s only oratorical “siege gun,” the only politician who has been likened to a rainbow. He himself was proud of the colored designation of his mercurial politics, and accepted it as “ a symbol of hope.” Henceforth Mr Fisher will look for a better sign in the political sky. The comment oi the crowd was brief and apt, as it always is: “He never should have been in.” His defeat was among the earliest announcements, and it served to steady the crowd's impatience, which could not be satisfied even by the industrious staff of keen workers within the ‘Star’ office and the greater army of telegraphists, reporters, scrutineers, and returning officers throughout the Dominion. A gap in the marvellous train of results was always overlooked by the thousands of keen eyes which searched the vertical columns of returns for a decision that would please the mind, and there, under Wellington Central, gleamed the red stab through the name of the brilliant, impetuous Minister of Marine, like a streak of blood on snow. It held the beholder like the eye of the Ancient Mariner, and would not let him go. As time slipped on the deft “ pasters " on the narrow gangways about the ‘Star’ boilding steadily fired the enthusiasm cl the spectators, who saw with unbounded delight that Labor was wrestling valiantly in the City and beyond. “ Walker leads 1” “Statham is going out!” “ M’Laren is winning !” “ Massey is getting it in the neck!” Such were only a few of’ the ejaculations, and each demonstrated the desire and sympathies of the majority of tiro concourse in the street. Excitement burst into prolonged, genuine cheering when “Bill the poster” indicated dearly that Mr G. M. Thomson had fallen before a Labor candidate, that science had been overwhelmed by the hard hands of industry Then the exultant heart of Labor was wounded when “ Bill ” stabbed with a red sword the name of Munro. There was a measured cheer for Statham. A little later a man appeared at an open window over Ward's barometer and electrified the downcast Labor supporters with a crude, but very definite instruction to the aforesaid Bill Bump on the Statham.” Long before Statham was “ bumped ” out on the board the cheering had resounded in Princes street, and brought hundreds of citizens on a gallop to know if Massey, who had stood under “Glass” for hours, had been cut out of Franklin. The news was hardly as good as all that, but the newcomers cheered, too, when they learned that Munro had at last got into Parliament. And what a buzz of speculation was aroused when it wav shown that Statham was only beaten bv ope vote! Need one describe the speculative comment? Pleasure increased a» the crowd, now opening hostile to Be form noted with satisfaction that Sir 'Walter Buchanan, the grizzled veteran Conservative, had succumbed to his great rival, Mr Hornsby. Tho satisfaction cooled when Atmoro was given the fatal red sword of the printer. So the entertainment went on—now delightful, then not so pleasing, and again satisfying as the “ barometers" chased each other, got together, separated, and finally finished equal A little diversion was created when Messrs Munro and Statham appealed on the staging. Each spoke nicely, and as friends. Neither could be too sure of the ultimata result, and each refrained from foolish talk. Many people admired Mr Statham for tho manly manner in which he, with characteristic sincerity, crdled for three cheers for Mr Munro. Then Mr W. Downio Stewart appeared, and received . a mixed reception, the opposition being quite impersonal. After a spell of waiting, singing, and keen appreciation of the Albany Street Fife Band’s rendering of ‘ It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary,’ Mr A. Walker, accompanied by the Hon. J. T. Paid, addressed the crowd. He made the mistake of haranguing the people, who son became toired of him, and showed their weariness in a friendly way. One wit remarked: “Tm afraid Andy will be guillotined in Parliament for tedious repetition-.” Then Mr Paul took advantage of an Invitation to speak,, and talked of the triumph of the Progressive forces over a Reactionary Government. He announced that some day he, too, would stand the racket of an election. “That’s right. Torn,” cried a man in tho crowd, “ but don’t shuffle when you da” A tipsy individual came along at the moment, and •wanted to know who the "bloke” above was, and which seat had to won. This livel yfollow apparently never heard of Mr Paul, and," midntorpreting proffered advice that the happy-fao<d “ bloke up above" was president of something or other, turned round on a dieamv comrade and said: “He’s president of the Clydesdale Society." The Hon. J. T. Paul wan quite satisfied with having trained two good political Clydesdales. At midnight the interest was keen, but still unawtiated.
DUNEDIN CENTRAL. The contest for the Dunedin Central seat, as was generally expected, provided an almost unparalleled finish between the two contestants—Messrs Statham and Munro. The official count is taking place to-day, and the result may be slightly altered. There are also 200 Expeditionary Force votes and 22 seamen’s votes to be counted, in addition to absent voters’ permits. The Expeditionary Force votes will bo counted on Monday next. The voting was heavy, out of 9,216 on the roll, 7,399 exercised their privilege. Mr. H. Maxwell, the returning officer, had made excellent arrangements for securing the returns promptly, and he was assisted by au able and willing staff. The members of the Press are deeply indebted to him for tho facilities afforded them of securing the results. J. W. MUNRO ... _ 3,655 C. E. Statham 3j652 Majority for Munro, 1. Statham. Munro. Victoria Hall 761 729 High Street School ... 169 51 Mission Hall, Walker street 614 560 Mission Hall, Russell street 272 228 Council Chambers, Mornington 611 418 Old Council Chambers, Mornington 189 152 Methodist Church Belleknowes 125 85 Berwick’s Store, Caversham 180 171 Oddfellows’ Hall. ■ King Edward street 175 359 Kirkland Hall, Green Island 259 405 Cavers ham Public Ha 11... 115 186 Church of Christ, Green Island 48 101 Baptist Church Hall, Mornington 158 200 In 1911 the voting was ; Statham, 4,042; Arnold, 2,498; Macpherson, 1,452. Immediately Mr Maxwell had announced to the candidate® the result of the poll both gentlemen made their way to the ‘ Evening Star ’ Office, and spoke from the platform to the large assemblage in Crawford street. Mr Munro said 'there were still a number of absent voters’ permits to be counted, hut he hoped that he would still hold his position—(cheers) —not from a personal point of view, but for the cause no had espoused. No matter which way the final count went, Labor must bo. proud of the splendid fight put up that day in Dunedin Central. He had tried for a number of years past to awaken tho wage-earners of this City to their great responsibilities: If Labor wanted to make progress in this country it must use its votes in such a manner that it would make that progress for itself. Ho wanted to say this : that so far as Mr Statham and ho were concerned, he considered that they had put up a clean fight. (Cheers.) He again thanked them for the splendid response they had made to his candidature. (Cheers.) Mr Statham, who was also heartily cheered, said that when ho found that Mr Munro was to be his opjvonent, he said he hoped if he beat' him ho should he tho first to shako Ipm by the hand and congratulate him. (Cheers.) To-night he had had the pleasure of shaking him by the hand and of congratulating him on the fine position ho found himself in. (Cheers.) When he looked back on his three years’ experience of parliamentary life ho did so with a great deal of pleasure. If on the conclusion of tho official count Mr Munro came out on top oi the poll, he would have his hearty congratulations and best wishes for a pleasant term of parliamentary life. (Cheers.) ,'VI though they had had a hard and strenuous fight, neither of them had anything to look back on with regret. Mr Statham called for three cheers for Mr Munro, which were heartily responded to, and .Mr Munro paid a similar compliment to Mr Statham, the crowd cheering vigorously. DUNEDIN NORTH. The polling at Dunedin North was heavy, though the 7,690 votes recorded was many hundreds behind the total of the last triangular vote. There were 106 informal votes. Mr D. Larnach (returning officer) and his first lieutenant (Mr H. Clarke) have for many years held an enviable record in tho matter of getting returns in, and it is a fact that by 8.15 last night tho whole count was complete, save for 68 votes front Pine Hill. The messenger from there had to stumble from that none-too-accessible place to the George Street Hall, and tho final result was not announced till 9.15 p.m. Mr Thomson was 464 votes to the bad, and as there are only some 220 absent voters’ permits to come, Mr Walker is an assured winner. Results : A. WALKER 4 004 G. M. Thomson ’ 3^550 n . „ , Walker. Thomson. George .Street School ... 701 750 union Street School ... 809 811 Oddfellows’ Hall, Albany street 608 514 M Laren s Hall, Gardens 710 544 Council Chambers, N.E. Valley 395 ggj Upper Junction 16 01 Pine Hill 42 oa Leith Valley .. 49 49 Woodhaugh 167 61 Maori Hill 341 374 Dixons Factory ... . g 2 0 op °J*° ™ 106 The candidates addressed the electors *° ¥ r Darnach’s announcempnt of tli© results. was enthusiastically received’ said that he was pleased to see that his appeared to be a popular victory. In the first place, he desired to thank those members of his committee who had so energetically worked on his behalf. He wished also to thank the ladies and gentlemen who had interested themselves to their very utmost to secure his return. He had forecasted this result the previous evening at the Princess Theatre, and a smile passed over the faces of some who thought he was over-confident, but- he iv* convinced that the people were behind him. That conviction had endowed him with very much greater strength to - conduct tno campaign than he otherwise would have had. He was pleased to find he was at the top of tho poll, because he believed it was an index of what would occur throughout the Dominion. (Applause.) He thought it would bo disastrous to the country if Mr Massey were returned to power with his followers. He had had it whispered to him that Mr Munro was pretty certain to bo returned for Dunedin Central (Applause). Their victory had been all the jmore complete from the vary fact thsA.
they had had the two daily papers strongly opposed to them—notably tho • Evening Star.’ The ‘ Evening Star ’ had never from the advent of Labor to political aspirations been in support of a Labor candidate. This result showed that tho papers did not represent the minds of the people. They might influence a few, but tho more thinking people would not be dictated to by the daily Press, however powerful they might be in political circles. He was pleased to be able to say that Mr Thomson and he had terminated the campaign with the same friendliness that had existed from the beginning. (Applause.) Mr Thomson had had the support of a great number of people because of the great respect iu which ho was held in this City. But Mr Thomson was on the wrong side of political parties for them, and the people were satisfied that thev must have a change. He thanked them for the proud position in which they had placed him, and promised to exert his influence in Parliament to the very utmost on behalf of the great bulk of tho people. Mr Thomson ou stepping forward was also cheered. He had told them from the beginning, he said, that he was able to take a licking if ho got it. (Hear, hear.) Though he stood before them as the defeated candidate, he recognised that this had not been, oven in the case of his opponent, a personal matter. He was defeated because of his association with tho party ho had had tho honor to support for the past six years. (Hear, hear.) He accepted that, and recognised that every man and woman had a right t<express his or her view freely. Ho held that they had got In Mr Walker a gentleman who had a perfectly straight and an absolutely clean record. He congratulated him on the position ho was in, and hoped that he would make his mark in Parliament, and do good work for the people of New Zealand. (A Voice : “So ho will!”) He (Mr Thomson) had done a good deal of work for tho community in the past, and ho hoped still to do so, though ho would not be able to continue on the same lines. Ho had had an excellent committee, to whom ho was greatly indebted. But be had experienced a great loss in tho absence of very many of his young men friends. In conclusion, he asked them to record a very hearty vote of thanks to Mr Larnach, who they all knew to be a first-class returning officer. Mr Walker and tho Hon. J. T. Paul subsequently addressed tho electors from this office. Tho latter said that in his opinion the position was important in the political history of tho country. The progressive party had triumphed over reactionary forces, and he hoped tho progress would be continued until a progressive Government had the power in this country. DUNEDIN WEST. Tho result of this election was announced by Mr B. Harper, the returning officer, at about a quarter past 9. The campaign wao keenly contested between Mr Stewart and Mr Johnson. On the roll there were 9,515 names, and 7,667 of these voted. At the last election tho roll contained 10,829 names, of whom 8,371 voted at the first ballot and 8,283 at the second ballot. Mr Harper had all his arrangements well in hand, and was ably supported by Messrs J Miller and T. K. Roberts. Tho following arc the figure?: Votes. STEWART „ 5,908 Johnson 5,587 Maguire .. 87 Majority for Stewart, 321. There are el-in 2co absent voters' permits and 25 seamen’s votes yet to bo counted. The number of informal votes was 85. It will be seen that Mr Maguire only managed to heat tho informal votes by 2. The following are the details <-./ the polling ; -- t i ■= 5 5: cc *s* 5S Garrison Hall ... oid 7.-i! 2b Moray Place .School ... 532 395 14 Isaacs’s Shop, Lower Hanover street 215 440 9 Albany Street School ... 84 84 2 Arthur Street School ... 267 165 4 Roslyn Council Chambers 667 595 3 Roslyn Institute 397 155 0 Wakari Hall 328 445 7 Brockville Mission Hal! ... 9 10 0 Wedderspoou’s. Roslyn ... 83 153 2 Halfway Bush 42 39 0 Old Knox Church School 413 541 20 Mr Stewart, in addressing the crowd, said: Ladies and gentlemen, —I desire to tlm.nk the doctors of Dunedin West for having placed mo to-day at the head of the poll. (Cheers.) The. results which have, come in show a majority of some 320, and 1 desire to congratulate my opponent, Mr Johnson, on the very heavy vote. M-r-uved by him in this election. He has obtained a. very heavy vote, notwithstanding the fact Unit ho camo into the electorate as a, comparative stranger 1 can only thank tho electors very heartily indeed for the (ontidenoo they have reposed in mo, and 1 deeiro to say I recognise T owe my election to the loyal support and untiring energy of my committees. 1 will not detain you further to-night, as I. know yon are interest'd in watching the other results. (Cheers.) I thank you heartily, and only wish to add that I shall try to do rny duty to the doctors, whether they supported me 01 not. (Cheers.) The other two. candidates wore not present at the. declaration. Speaking from this office upon the announcement of the result from Dunedin West. Mr Stewart thanked tho doctors, and congratulated his opponent !Mr Johnson) upon semiring such a large vote. The fight had been conducted fairly, and nothing had gratified him more' than the fact that even those most strongly opposed to him had not allowed any personal hostility to arise. He owed his victory to tho splendid work and loyal assistance of his committee, and wonld do his best to rep rose at worthily all sections of his electorate. (Applause.) DUNEDIN SOUTH. A busy day in this electorate. There are 9,738 names on the roll, and 25 persons claimed the vote on making a declaration, so that the possible polling was 9,703, and 7,946 voted. This is believed to ho a record. Mr Mercer's arrangements were so complete as to enable him and his staff to meet the rush. At the principal booth, with tho assistance of Mr IV. R. Taverner and Mr J. T. Hanuum, the constant stream of voters ran smoothly all day. During tho afternoon the clerks had no respite, save for a, few minutes at about 4.10. The first return was from Alexander's (Brighton rood), these figures reaching Mr Morcer at 7.40. No. 6 at tho principal booth reported 10 minutes later, and at 7.52 Mr Hinton telephoned tlio returns from tho three-booth polling-placo at tho Oddfellows'’ Hall in Cavcreham—a smart return considering that 1,208 votes had been cast there. At 9.22 all the results were in except that from Concord, and Mr Mercer announced that Mr Sidey was in. Twenty minutes later the Concord message camo. and Ihe returning officer found tho results to bo: T. K. SIDEY 5,256 T. H. Dalton 2,598 Majority for Sidey, 2,638. Informal votes, 112. Tiro largest number of informal votes was 15. at the Wesleyan Schoolroom, South Dunedin. Tho absent voters’ permits, tho results of which are yet to bo recorded, number 159, and. nine seamen’s rights have also to be taken into tho count. No interest, however, attaches to three subordinate returns. Mr Sidey has an overwhelming majority. It was a majority at 10 of the 12 booths, the exceptions iu Mr Dalton’s favor being St. Clair [ and Fauld’s (Green Island Bush). Particulars aro as follows; Sidey. Dalton-. Town Hall, S. Dunedin 2,011 702 Schoolroom, Wesley street 377 181 Masonic Hall, Cargill road 352 150 Oddfellows’ Hail, Cavoreham 837 362 Presbyterian Hall, Caversham 152 87 Green Lsland Bush ... 11 35 St. Clair 243 355 Town Hall, St. Kilda ... 865 464
Musselburgh School ... 143 101 Presbyterian Schoolroom, St. Kild-a 207 141 Alexander’s, Green Island 24 19 Concord 14 5 Mr Sidey was greeted by continuous cheering and a demonstration by the Cat ersham Band. He said 1 Ladies and gentlemen,—For the sixth time in succession you have done mo tho honor of electing me as your representative, and this time you have wiped out all previous records by giving me the tremendous major, ity of over 2,000, or more than 2 to 1. I take your vote to-day as an expression of your satisfaction with my actions—l take it as an endorsement of consistency and loyalty to my party. (Hear, hear.) I feel overwhelmed by the fact that between 5,000 and 6,000 people have gone to tho poll today to give expression to their confidence in me. I can only say that I am deeply grateful, and that I shall do my heat in the future to continue to deserve your confidence. Let me say with regard to my opponent that I have to thank Idm for having carried on a fair fight. I do r.ot think that anything has been said that will give either of us a moment of regret, and I do mot remember any contest in which less personalities have been introduced. I again express my warmest and sineexest thanks for your generous support to-day. The Oavershom Hand, too, a body of which I have tho honor to be president—they are here tonight, and I thank them very much. I also thank the ladies and gentlemen who have worked on my committees, and now I ask you to join with mo iu. a vote of thanks "to Mr Mercer, the returning officer. Mr Dalton, who got a good nearing, ?ai<l: Ladies and gentlemen,—l come before you to-night as the defeated candidate. (A voice: “No chance.”) The first thing I would like to do is to fonder my congratulations to my friend Mr Sidey. (Applause.) Mr Sidey and myself have always been tho best of friends, and I feel to-night that I can offer him my heartiest congratulations. I could not expect to win against a man like Mr Sidey at mj first at tempt. Better men than myself have been defeated before at their first coming out. and some have not polled so well as I have. I feci to-night that tho Dunedin South electors have not treated ina very ha dlv—though they have rolled up in force fo.- ‘Mr Sidey they have not anything against mo. (A voice: “You're on the wrong side.”) I thank those who have recorded their votes in my favor. I thank them heartily, and' I owe a debt of gratitude to my committee, who have worked very hard for me. I am nob at all dispirited. I may appear again in three years’ time and have another go, and if I do I venture to say I shall then lio at the top of the poll. I am pleased to hear Mr Sidey say I put up a clean fight. If I could not do that I would not com© out for any electorate. I know when I camo out- that. I would have a clean fight, standing against a fair and honorable man like Mr Sidey. I thank you for the good hearing you have given me, and I hope the next time I come before you it will bo to receive your cheers. (Applause.) CHALMERS. Great interest was exhibited in tho returns which were displayed on the Carnival Grounds, where a large number of people congregated. The poll was, in the opinion of experienced campaigners, a lairlv heavy one for Chalmers. When the first returns came in it was evident that Mr Dickson stood high in the electors’ iavor, and ho was not seriously challenged at any stage of the count. There aro about 60 absent voters’ permit- and about 120 votes of members of the Expeditionary Force to come in, but they arc not very likely to seriously affect the result. Shortly after half-past 10 the results were declared by the returning officer (Mr 61 Di M’Donald) from the steps of the Garrison Hall to a crowd of several hundred people. Mr Dickson, who was received with applause. thanked the electors for tho high honor they had done him in returning him as their representative in Parliament. He desired also to thank his opponents for tho fair manner in which they had conducted the campaign. (Applause.) Ho had already shaken hands with Mr .Mason, and he would be pleased to do the same with Mr Thomson when ho met him. (Applause.) He also wanted to thank the members of his committee, and he was sure his splendid position would not have hern attained without their assistance. He could only assure tho electors that ho would do all he could in their interests, and also endeavor to promote any legislation that might ho introduced to benefit the people of Now Zealand. (Applause.) Mr Mason, on rising to speak, was loudly cheered. After expressing pleasure that the Liberal forces in Chalmers had recorded such a high vote, he congratulated Mr Dickson on his election, and wished to say that in no other election had he been accorded such manly treatment as in the present contest. He thanked heartily al! those who had supported him. (Applause.) Mr Thomson was not present when (he results were declared. On the motion of Mr Mason a vote of thanks to the returning officer was passed. Following aro details of the voting ; J. M. DICKSON 5,073 W. D. Mason 2,585 G. S. Thomson 628 Majority for Dh-kson. 689. Port Chalmers 475 731 105 Sawyers Bay 119 82 28 St. Leonards 82 77 2 Ravcnsbonrne. 172 284 47 Anderson Hay 246 148 38 Highcliff 72 8 12 Sandymount 55 1,3 4 Broad Bay 69 8 8 Portobello 103 23 29 Hooper Inlet 11 3 12 North-east Harbor ... 51 6 5 Otaknn 13 1) ? ( Taiaroa Heads 2! 14 I Pnrakanui IT 1! 0 Mount Cargill 35 ]2 0 Lower Harbor 16 1 0 Deborah Bay 18 61 2 Pigeon Flat 16 6 3 Reynoldstown 11 10 Q Mosgiel 545 566 243 Fairfield -... ._ ... fig 90 17 North Taicri _ ... 95 12 2 Brighton 66 36 13 Otokia .38 10 1 Whare Flat 14 3 1 Allanton 43 58 5 Kuri Bush 26 9 0 Henley 20 9 4 East Taieri 113 15 9 Halfway Rush /JO 3 0 Wylie’s Crossing ... 56 27 I Musselburgh Rise ... 114 gg |j Taimii Road _. ... 172 153 25 Totals 3,072 2,585 628 Informal. 153. # bruc£ The Minister of Finance was re-elected by a majority of 695. Tho Kaitangata vote (the miners) went solidly for tho Liberal candidate, but Mr Allen had the largest majority at Milton that he, has vet polled. The voting was : Hon. J. ALLEN... .. 3,016 G. R. Smith 2.321 Majority for Allen... 695 Allen. Smith. Milton 670 327 Adam’s Flat 11 13 Akatore 14 4 Akatore Beach ... 15 0 Awaraangu 25 17 Beaumont . ... 45 35 Blue Spur 49 29 Balclnlna North ... 59 56 Benhar 6 80 Berwick 32 4 Clarendon 51 16 Clark’s Flat ... ... 44 8 Circle Hill 21 2 Clydevale „. 41 25 Evans Flat ... _ 47 50 Glenorc Greenfield 44 10 Glenledi 56 4 Hillend 54 14 Inch Clnl-ha 55 9 Kaitangata 271 552 Lawrence... 285 205 Lovell’s Flat 81 40 Manuka Creek ... 29 22
Moneymore _ ... 65 10 Milburn Fukepito... ... 24 14 Rongahere _ ... 8 12 Stirling ... _ ... 95 174 Stoney Creek.., ... 15 16 Table Hill ... ... 21 5 Tuapeka Flat ... 26 24 Tuapeka West ... 52 20 Tuapeka Mouth, ... 60 24 Taieri Ferry...' ... 18 5 Taieri Beach.„ ... 30 7 Taieri Mouth... 25 15 Wangaloa ... 35 12 Waitahuna 147 92 Waitahuna Gully... 30 28 Waitahuna West ... 25 10 Wetherstoncs... ... 40 53 Waronui... ... 21 57 Wgipori ...... M Waipori Falls 27 Waihola ... 68 45 Wharetoa ... 15 4 Tokoiti 78 95 1911: Allen. 3,138; M’Kinlay, 3,463. CLUTHA. A. S. MALCOLM _. 2,959 J. E, Jenkinson ... ... 1,969 Majority for Malcolm... 1,090 Jenkinson. Malcolm. Balclutlia ... ... 460 445 Arthurton _ Ahurivi Flat ... ... 22 76 Benio 1 20 Clinton Gorge... Clinton 118 155 Clinton George ... 9 36 Chaslands 50 10 . Forii-osa ... _ ... 38 60 Glenomani Glenliain 54 48 Glcnham Saw-mills 21 4 Hina Hina 22 7 Houipapa «. ... 48 44 Haldano ... ... ... 29 8 KJatea Kaiwera 16 27 Kahuika 28 17 Kaihiku 12 59 Mimihan 8 2 Mataura Island ... 14 72 Mokoreta ... ... 5 57 Niagara 15 14 Owaka ... 122 158 Owaka Valley ... 25 32 Otanomomo - Otara 15 37 Puerua II 45 Port Molyneux ... 16 35 Purekeriki ... ... 19 26 Puketiro 56 15 Purakuiti Papatowai 20 22 Pomahaka 58 55 Pomahaka Downs 6 29 Pukerau ... -. ... 45 73 Pine Bush ... ... 8 47 Pomfawea 22 8 - Quarry Hills 15 17 . Romahapa 25 44 Reomoana 40 56 Ratanai 55 45 Redan 15 47 South Wyndham ... - - Tokonui 51 55 Tapanui 106 224 Touweta 7 31 Te Houka 13 45 Tautuku 11 o Tawanui 17 25 Tahatika 11 52 Waitepeka 6 41 Wharmarimu Warepa Toiro 22 109 Waiw era 6 39 Waivvera Township 36 .115 Wairuna 16 51 Waipahi 55 74 Waikoikoi 4 46 Waimahaka 31 48 Waikawa 21 29 Waikawa Valley ... 5 10 Hunt’s Road 18 10 THE POLLING. AUCKLAND. BAY OfTsLAXDS. V. H. REED (G.) 2,222 Dr To Rangihiroa (0.) ... 2,122 G. Wilkinson (G.) ... ... 1,562 Three .-mall return*, to come : eannot affect result. In 1911—V. }]. Reed Wardist) 2,671. G. Wilkinson (Reform), 2,488. MARSDEN. F. MANDER iG.) 3,596 E. C. Purdie (O.i 2,445 In 1911 —F. Ma-udcr (Reform). 3,120; E. Purdie Wardist), 2,576. KAIPARA. COATES „. 5,540 Hoe 2,557 in 1911—First ballot.: J. <l. Coates (Independent), 1.813; E. T. Field (Reform). 848; J. Stalhvorlhy (Wardist), 2,301. Second ballot: Coates, 2,844; Stailwortby, 2,172. WAITEMATA. A. HARRIS (0.) 4,750 H. C. Towsley (O.) 5,727 In 1911—First ballot: E. W. Alison, jun.. (Reform), 1,375; A. Harris (Wardint), 2,787: W. J. Napier (Reform), 3,064. Second ballot-; Harris, 5,825; Napier, 5,416. AUCKLAND EAST. A. M. MYERS (G.) V.. 4.860 A. S. Holmes (0.) ..S ... 2,445 In 1911—A. M. Myers (Independent!, 4,485: A. Withy (Reform). 2,490. AUCKLAND CENTRAL. A. E. GLOVER (0.) ... 3,832 M. J. Savage (R.J).j ... 1.671 W. Richardson (P.) 1.255 In 1911— J. 0. (Beeson (Wardist'), 1,171: A. E. Glover (Wardist-), 4.061 ; William Richardson (Prohibitionist). 001; M. O. Savage. (Socialist). 1,800. AUCKLAND WEST. G. H. POOLE (0.) 4.705 J. H. Rradney (G.) 5.531 In 1911— J. 11. Bradnov (Reform). 4,273: C. H. Poole (Wardist), 3,146. GREY LYNN. J. PAYNE (Lab.) 2.900 Hon. G. Fowlds (Lib.) ... 2,788 M. M’Lean (G.) 2,714 In 1911—First ballot;: G. Fowlds (Wardist), 3,117: W. H. Murray (Reform), 1,568; J. Payne (Labor). 2,191. Second ballot : Payne, 3,470; Fowlds. 3,432. EDEN. 0. J. PARR (G.) 5,019 W. H. Tuck (O. Lnh.) ... 2.647 Wesley Richards (S.D.) ... 1.655 In 1911— J. Bollard (Reform). 3.629; W. J. Speight (Wardist), 2,966. PARNELL. J. S. DICKSON (G.) ... 5.078 J. J. Sullivan (O.) _ 5,955 F. Lawry (O.) 20 In 1911—First ballot: J. S. Dickfion (Reform), 3,585; Sir J. G. Findlay (Wardist), 2,971; M. J. Mack (Labor). 1,557. Second ballot: Dickson, 4,264; Findlay, 5.826. MANUKATT. Hon. F. W. LANG (O.) ... 5,578 J. W, M’Larin (O.i 4,254 In 1911— F. W. Lang (Reform), 3.955: J. B. Morten (Wardist), 1,435; R, D. Stewart (Wnr-difet). 1,658. FRANKLIN. Right Hon. W. F. .MASSEY (G.) -. 4;544 A. G. C. Glass (O.) ... -. 1.810 Four returns to come. In 1911— J. W. M’Larin (Wardist). 1,816; IV. F. Massey (Reform), 3,779. RAGLAN. R. F. BOLLARD (G.) .„ 3,918 J. Thompson (O.) 2,498 J. Furness (Lab.) 94 In 1911 —First ballot: A. Bell (Reform, unofficial), 894; R. F. Bollard (Reform), 2,435; J. C. Dronigool (Wardiaß, 750; W. Duncan (Wardist), 742; R. B. D. Hcwett (Independent), 470. Second ballot : Bell, 1,863; Bollard, 2,732. THAMES. T. W. RHODES (G.) 5,014 E. H. Taylor (0.) ... _ 2,678 One. small return to come. In 1911— T. W. Rhodes (Reform), 2.783; E. H. Taylor (Wardist), 2,717. OHINEMURI. IT. POLAND (G.) 2,889 J. Clark-(O.) 2,760 In 1911—First ballot: C. X. G. Fletcher (Reform, unofficial), 48; P. H. Hickey (Socialist). 1,674; N. MRobie (Reform), I, H. Poland (Wardist), 2,791. Second ballot: Hickey, 2,134; Poland. 3,341. WAIKATO. J. A. YOUNG (Q.) 4,036 A. Scholes (O.) 1. 2,302 In 1911— H. G. Greoiwlade (Wardist), 2,718; J, A. Young (Reform), 3,8.46,
TAURANGA. Hon. W. H. HERRIES (G.) 4,262 R. D. Stewart (0.) ... - 2,547 One small return to come. In 1911—VV. H. Harries (Reform), 3,790j R. King (Wardist), 1,849. BAY OR PLENTY. W. D. S. MACDONALD (G.) 2,946 K. 6. Williams (0.) ... 2,002 Twenty-one returns to come. In 1911—(H. I>. De Lutour (Reform), 2.642; W. D. S. Mac Donald (Wardist), 3,177. GISBORNE. Sir J. CARROLL (Q.) ... 4,616 H. Do Lautour (0.) G. Smith (P.) ... - Pour small returns to come. In 1911—Sir James Carroll (Wardist), returned opposed. _ TAUMARUNUL W. T. JENNINGS (Q.) 3.685 C. K. Wilson (0.) H. W. Shortland (Q.) ». 21 Five small returns to come; cannot affect the result. In 1911— W. T. Jennings (Wardist), 2,621; 0. K. Wilson (Reform), 2,746. HAWKE’S BAY. HAWKE’S BAY. H. M. CAMPBELL (G.) Hon. Dr M'Nab (0.) ... 3,950 Three small returns to come, but they cannot affect the result. In 1911 —First ballot! H. M. Campbell (Reform), 2,769; G. S. Clapham (Wardist), 940; A- L. I>. Fraser (Wardist), 925; E. Lano (Independent). 401; H. I. Simsou (Independent), 1,807. Second ballot i Campbell, 3,930; Simson, 2,873. NAPIER. J. V. BROWN (G.) ... ... 4,607 G. W. Venables (0.) 2,474 In 1911—J- V. Brown (Wardist), 3,920; H. T. Hill (Labor), 2,856. WAIPAWA. G. HUNTER (G.) 3.206 A. E. .lull (0.) 5,068 In 1911— G. Hunter (Reform), 3,389; A. E. Jull (Wardist), 2,820. PAHIATUA. j. H. ESCOTT (0.) 2,872 J. D. Mathews (O.) 2,171 In 1911—First ballot; J. H. Escott (Reform). 2,281; W. J. Hawkins (Independent), 862; R. B. Boas (Wardist), 2,093. Second ballot; Escott, 2,882; Ross, 2,309. MASTERTON. G. U. SYKES (G.) 3,107 A. W. Hogg (0.) 2,950 Three small returns to come, but they cannot affect the result. In 1911—First ballot: A. H. Herbert (Reform, unofficial), 1.327; A. W. Hogg (Wardist), 2,366: G. R. Sykes (Reform), 2,293. Second ballot; Hogg, 2,664; Sykes, 3,245. WATRARAPA. J. T. M. HORNSBY (0.)... 3,036 Sir W. Buchanan (G.) ... 3,034 In 1911— W. C. Buchanan (Reform), 2,950; J. T. M. Hornsby (Wardist), 2,825; C. W. Tanner (Independent), 88. TARANAKI. EGMONT. C. A. WILKINSON (G.)... 3,155 D. L. A. Asthury (0.) ... 2,299 Three very small returns to come; cannot affect, result. In 1911—8.‘ Dive (Reform). 2,682; T. Mackenzie (Wardist). 3.009. By-election, 1912—C. A. Wilkinson (Reform), 2,721; D. L. A. Astbury (Wardist), 2,139. STRATFORD. .1. B. HINT) (G.) 2,848 W. H. Hawkins (0.)... ... 2.168 One small return to come. In 1911— J. B. Hine (Reform), 3.006; J. MDluggagc OYtirclifit), 2,5?6. TARANAKI, H. .1. OKF.Y (G.) 3.652 I). J. Hughes (0.) 2,498 One small return to come. In 1911 —C. E. Bellringer (Wardist), 2.561; W. Forbes (Reform, unofficial). 343; H. J. 11. Okey (Ref c mi), 3.515. PATEA. G. V. PEARCE (G.) 5,508 \V. Morrison (O.) 5.294 in 1911— F. O’Dea (Wardist), 2,236; G. V. Pearce. (Reform), 3,246; F. 'Train Wardist), 536. WELLINGTON. WANGANUI. W. A. VK(TCH (Lab.) ... 3,227 F. Firam (G.l 2.337 J. T. Hogan (0.1 2,050 In 1911 —First, ballot.: J. T. Hogan, (Wardist), 2.220; G. Hutchison fßeform). 1.690; G. E. Mackav (Independent). 1,117; IV. A. Veiteh (L.tltor), 2,255. Second ballot : Hogan, 2.959: Veiteh, 4,115. WAJ MARINO. _ Ik \V. SMITH (0.) 5,0t( H. M. Speed (G.) 1.990 Six ftinall returns to c.ome ; cannot materially affect the result. In 1911—First ballot; F. F. Hockly ’.Reform), 2.440: J. Ivesri iWnrdhi). 449; R. W. Smith (Wardist) 2,805. .Second ballot.: E(irk Iv, 2.591: Smith, 3.071 OROTA. H, 11, GUTHRIE (G.) ... 3.180 ,). Morrison (O.j 2.100 In 1911—D. 11. Guthrie. (Reform),. 3,176; Tv. K. Hornblow (AVardirO, 2,084. KANGITIKEI. E. NEWMAN (G.) 3,063 R. F. Hornblow (O.) 2.236 In ]9ll—C. B. Coffins (Reform, unofficial). 295; W. Mcidnnn (Wardist), 2,037: K Newman (Reform), 3,065 PALMERSTON. 1). BUICK (G.) ... „. 2,739 J, Thorn (S.D.) , 1.686 E. H. Crabb (O.i 1.476 A. Nash (G.) 1.097 Li 1911—1). Buiek (Reform), 3,374; R. M‘N<vb (Wardist), 2.542: W. Milverton (Independent), 68; W. 7 boms on (independent), 748. 0 TAKE W. 11. FIELD (G.) ... 2,965 J. Robertson (0.) 2,314 In 1911—First ballot: B, P. Brown (Reform, unofficial), 1,028; W. H. Field (Wardist), 1,745; C. A. W. Mcnckton (Refonn), 1,155; J. Robcrtien (Tabor), 1,280. Second ballot: Field, 2.496; Robertson, 2,517. HUTT. T. M. WILFORD (O.) ... 3,815 A. M. .Samuel (G.) 2,983 In 1911— J. W. M’Ewan (Reform, unofficini), 911: M. ,E Reardon (Lalior), 1.540; K. W. Short! (Reform), 881: T. M Wilford (Wardist), 3.471. WELLINGTON NORTH. 1-ton. A. E. HER OMAN (G.) 4,322 W. !i. Turnbull (O.) ... 1,779 11. E. Holland (S.D.) ... 1,657 In 1911— E. J. Carey (Labor), 1,185; A. L. Hcrdman (Reform), 4,193; Dr A. W. Izard (WardUt), 2,385. WELLING TON CENTRAL. R. FLETCHER (O.) ... 4.910 Hon. F. M. B. Fisher (G.) 2,677 In 1911 —First ballot,: F. M. B. Fisher (Reform), 2,987; R. Fletcher (Wardist), 2,985; F. Freeman (Socialist), 180; W. T. Young (Labor), 1,372, Second ballot: Fisher, 3,813; Fletcher, 3,682. WELLINGTON EAST. D. M’LAREN (O.) 3,922 Dr Newman (G.) 3,888 In 1911—First ballot; F. Q. Bolton (Wardist), 1,242; J. Brodie, (Independent), 152; D. M’Laren (Labor), 2.969, Dr A. K. Newman (Reform), 3,371. Second ballot; M’Lareu, 3,715; Newman, 3.780. WELLINGTON SOUTH. A. H. HINDMARSH (Lab.) 4,123 J. P. Luke (G.) 2.956 R. B. Williams (1.G.) ... '2lO In 1911—First ballot : W. ’H. P, Barber (Wardist). 1,264; A. E. Couzeua (Independent), 185; A. H. Hindmarfh (Labor), 2,670; R. A. Wright (Reform), 2,974. Second ballot: Hindmarsh, 3,598; Wright, 3,544. WELLINGTON SUBURBS AND COUNTRY DISTRICTS. R. A. WRIGHT (G.) ... 3,177 F. T. Moore (Lab.) 2,122 J. E. Fitzgerald (O.) ... 909 In 1911—First ballot: W. H, D. Bell (Reform), 2,431; J. B.' Fitzgerald (Wardist), 1,2X4; J. P. Luke (Independent), 1,032; F. T. Moore (Labor), 1,273. Second ballot; Belly 3,0605, Macro, 2,661.
NELSON AND MARLBOROUGH. NELSON. T. H. A. FIELD (O.) ... 3,296 H. Atmore (0.) ... ... 3,147 One small return to come. In 1911—First ballot i H. Atmore (Beform), 2,865; G. Bishop (Reform, unofficial), 379; W. S. Hampeon (Reform, unofficial), 570; fr. M‘Mahon (Wardiat), 800; W. G, Moffat (Independent), 1,371. Second ballot: Atmore, 3,655; Moffett, 2,139. MOTUEKA. HUDSON 2,719 Hon. R. M'Kenzie 2,097 , Absentees’ votes; 114. In 1911— B. M'Kenzie (Wardist), 2,710; F. W. O. Smith (Reform), 1,606. WAIRAU. R. M'CALLDM (O.) _ 3,389 J. Duncan (G.) ... ... G. Turner (I.) ... 22 In 1911—First ballot: J. Duncan (Reform), 2,725; R. M'CaKum (Wardist), 2,467; A. Wiffen (Labor), 1,069. Second ballot: Duncan, 3,086; M'Oalhun, 3,228. WEST COAST. DULLER. J, COLVIN (O.) - ... 3,488 G. M. Powell (G.) 3,352 H. Gillan (8.D.) 369 A few small returns to come. In 1911— J. Colvin (Wardist), 3,143; F. F. Munro deform), 2,993. GREY. P. C. WEBB (S.D.) ... 3,727 H. L. Michel (G.) 2,771 One small return to come. In 1911—Sir A. 11. Guinness (Wardist), 3,677; P. C. Webb (Labor), 2,539. By-election, 1913—First ballot; M'. Hannan (Wardist), 2,039; 11. L. Michel (Reform), 2,189; Webb (Labor), 2,091. Second ballot: Michel, 2,811; Webb, 3,477. WESTLAND. T. Y. SEDDON (0.) ... 3,080 A. A. Paapc (G.) 2,325 Thrco small returns to come. In 1911— H. L. Michel (Reform), 3.172; T. B. Y. Sod do n (Wardist.), 3,445. CANTERBURY. HURUNUT. G. W. FORBES (0.) ... 2,826 W. Banks (G.) 1.667 In 1911— G. W. Forbes (Wardist). 2,940: D. D. Ma-cfarlane (Reform), 2,001. KAIAPOI. Hon. 1). BUDDO (0.) ... 3,534 D. Jones (G.) 2,387 In 1911—First ballot; J. H. Blackmors (Independent, Wardist), 1,453; D. Buddo (Wardist), 2,219, R. Moore (Reform), 2,314. Second ballot: Buddo, 5,000; Moore, 2,791. CHRISTCHURCH EAST. Dr THACKER (0.) ... 4,018 H. Hunter (S.D.) 2.039 G. D. Maofarlano (G.) ... 1,287 In 1911—First ballot: F. K. Cooke (Socialiet). 418; T. H. D.ivey (Wardist), 2,360; H. Hunter (Labor), 2,556; Dr 11. T. J. Thacker (Independent, Wardiat), 2,492. Second ballot: Davey, 4,042; Thacker, 2,861. CHRISTCHURCH NORTH. L. M. ISITT (O.) 5.025 H. F. Toogood (G.) 3,880 In 1911—First ballot: J. D. H<C,l (Reform), 3,612; L. M. Isitt (Independent, Wardist), 4,134; J. E. Petheriek (Wardist). 727. Second ballot: Hall, 3,878; Isitt, 4,627. cii r isicriUßcn south. M. G. IT J. (0.l 4.414 O. R. Whiting (Lab.) ... 1,704 ]■’. B. Hughes (G.) 1,629 In 1911— H. G. El! (Wardist), 5,690; E. T. Howard (Sociilist), 540; O. R. Whiting (Lr.bor), 3.059. LYTTELTON. ,1. M'COMBS (S.D.) 4,184 ' .M. J. Miller (G.) 2.608 lu 1911— O. Cook (Independent, Wardist), 2,081; O. Laurenson (Wardist), 4,160. By-election, 1913—First ballot; J. B. Lanremon (Wardist), 022; .1, M‘Combs (Social Democrat), 2,075; M J. Miller (Reform), I, IV. Raddifl'o (Wardist), 97; H. T. J. Thacker (Wardist), 263. Second ballot; M'Combs, 2,628; Mfiler, 2.402. RICCARTON. j G. WITTY (0.) „ ... 4.282 B. Bunn (G.j .. 3,07/ In 1911—First ballot: T. L. Drummond (Independent, Labor), 162; C. 11. Ensor (Rttorm). 2,059; D. G. Sullivan (Labor), 1.518; G. Witty (Wardist), 3,062. Second' ballotEueor, 2,603; Witty, 3,975. I AVON. I G. W. RUSSELL (O.) ... 3.566 D. G. Sullivan (S.D.) ... 2,544 H. D. Acland (G.) 2.205 In 1911—First ballot; >T. 0. Jameson (Reform). 1,062; J. M'Combs (Labor), 2.817: G. W. Russell (WardiH), 3,040; W. R. Smith (Labor), 798. Second hallo! : M'Combs, 3,585; Russell, 3,854. ELLESMERE, i Tlnn. R. H. RHODES (G.t 2,856 J. C. Five (0.) 2,609 In 1911— G. Armstrong (Independent, Wardist), 1,519; R. Heaton Rhode* Reform), j 3.100; F. Rowell (Wardist). 691. SELWYN. W. J. DICKIE (O) 2,625 ! G. Wheat iG.) 1.516 | J. Hamlet (G.) 834 Five email returns to come. I In 1911— W. J. Dickie (Wardirt). 2.754; C. j A. C, Hardy (Reform), 2,465. : ASHBURTON. 1 W. NOSWORTHY (G.j ... 3,070 IV. R. Maslin (O.) 2,926 One fiinn.il return to come. It is thought that Mr Nosworthy is sate. In 1911—First ballot ; J. Kennedy (Wardist), 1,534; W. S. Martin (WardUti, 1,153; J. M'Lachtan (Wardist), 418; IV. Noswertir.(Reform). 2,854. Second ballot; Kennedy, 2,519; Nosworthy. 3,252. TE.MUKA. C. .1. TALBOT (O.t 2,652 C. E. Kerr (G.) 2,54.1 In 1911 —0. SV. Aruiitage (Reform). 910; T. Buxton iWarded). 2,902: W. Jeffrie? (Reform). 1,530. TLMARU. J. CRAIGIE tO.) 4,186 F. H. Smith (G, ; 3,078 Li 1911—First ballot. W. Angland (Independent). 497: T. Craigie (Wardist). 3,152; J. H. Moore (Reform), 1.923; J. Render 'Labor), 1,636. Second ballot; Creiprie. 5.906; Moore, 2,680. WAITAKI. .1. ANiSTEY (O.) 2,993 N. Francis (G.i 2.830 One small return to come. In 1911—First ballot i J. A. Macphmon Wardist), 1,756; W. G. I’nttl (Labor), I, F. 11. Smith (Reform), 2,047. Second ballot.; Mtiepberson, 2,525; .Smith, 2,609. OTAGO. GAM ARC. K. I‘. LEE tG.I 3,338 ■I. A. Maopherson iO.i ... 2,973 In 1911— T. Y. Duncan AVnnlist). 1.805; R. P. Lee (Reform), .LIS'); R. Milligan (Wardist!, 1,318. CHALMERS. .1. M. DICKSON (G.) ... 3,072 W. D. Mason (O.) ... G. S. Thomson (I. Lab.) ... 628 Absentee and Expeditionary Force voles cannot, affect result. In 1911—First b-iIM -. E. H. Clark (AVardift), 2,350; J. M. Dickson (Reform), 1,376: J. T. Johnson (Independent), 1,476; A. P. MHUarthy (Labor), 578. Second ballot; Clark, 3.029; Johnson, 2,703. DUNEDIN NORTH. A. WALKER (Lab.) - 4,024 G. M. Thomson (G.) ... 5,669 In 1911 —First ballot; 11. R. Douglas (Independent). 2.420; J. Loudon (Wardist), I, :G. M- Thomson (Reform), 3,797, Second ballot: Douglas, 3,423; Thomson, 4.182. DUNEDIN WEST. W. D. STEWART tG.) - 3,908 J. T. Johnson (O.) 3,587 W. E. J. Maguire (I. Lab.) 87 In 1911—Fist ballot: 11. D. Bedford (Reform), 3,635; J. A. Millar (Wardist), 3.958; J. W. Munro (Socialist), 778. Second ballot-; Bedford, 3,823; Millar, 4,461. DUNEDIN CENTRAL. J. W T . MUNRO (Lab.) ... 5,655 G. E. Statham (G.) 5,652 In 1911— J. F. Arnold (Wardist), 2,498; D. Macpberson (Labor), 1.452; C. E. Stathara (Reform), 4,042. DUNEDIN SOUTH. T. K. SIDEY (O.) 5,236 T. H. Dalton (G.) 2,598 lu 1911— J. E. MacJlanits (Labor). 3,426; _X. K.
CENTRAL OTAGO. R. SCOTT (G.) 3,552 W; A. Bodkin (O.) 2,354 In 1911— J. Bennetts (Wardist), 790; V 77 ; D. Mason (Wardist), 1,544; R. Scott (Reform), 3,354. T BRUCE. Hon. J. A. ALLEN (G.) ... 3.016 C. R. Smith (O.) 2,521 lu 1911— J. Allen (Reform), 3,138; P» M'Kinlay (Wardist), 2,463. OLUTHA. A. S. MALCOLM (G.) ... 2.959 J. E. Jenkinson (O.) 1,969 In. 1911— G. Livingstone (Wardist), 2.246; A. S. Malcolm (Reform), 2,621. WAKATIPU. Hon. 3V. FRASER (G.) .„ 2,717 J. Stephens (O.) 1.807 r In 1911— W. Fnuer (Reform), 2,753 ; 3. Horn (Wardist), 2,482. SOUTHLAND. MATAURA. G. J. ANDERSON (G.I .„ 2,836 W. G. Mehaffey (O.) ... 2,658 160 absentee votes to come. In 1911— G. J. Anderson (Reform), 3,096j’ J. Mao Gibbon (Independent), 2,259. ’ INVERCARGILL. J. A. HANAN (O.) _ 4y557 J. F. Lillicrap (G.) 2,292 In 1911—First ballot; H. Farrant (Labor), ; 2,043; T. Fleming (Reform), 2,104; J. A, Ha nan (Wardist). 3,115. Second ballot. I Fleming, 3,033; Hanau, 3,736. WALLACE. J. C. THOMSON (O.) ... 2,988 A. W. Rodger, jun 2,012 Two small returns to come. In 1911—A. Carmichael (Reform), 1,100; J. King (Reform, unofficial), 682; J.C.Thomson (Wardist), 3,152. AWARUA. Sir J. G. WARD (0.) ... 5.043 J. Hamilton (G.) 1,868 In 1911— J. R- Hamilton (Reform). 2.265; W. A. Morris (Labor), 152; Sir J. G. Ward (Wardist), 2.895. THE NEW HOUSE. THE STATE OF PARTIES. So far as the returns show, not counting the votes for the Expeditionary Forces, seamen, and commercial travellers, the new House will be constituted thus : MINISTERIAI 58 OPPOSITION 31 LABOR (including Social Democrats) ... 7 In the event of a no-confidence motion the Labor and Social Democrats will assuredly vote with the Wardites. MINISTERIAL. ’Right Hon. W. F. .MASSEY, Franklin. •Hon. W. H. HERBIES, Tauranga. •Hon. A. L. HER DM AN, Wellington North. •Hon, R, H. RHODES. Ellesmere. •Hon. J. ALLEN, Brace. •Hon. W. FRASER, Wakatipu. *V. H. REED, Bay of Islands. *F. MANDER, Marsden. *.). 0. COATES, Kaipara. •A. HARRIS, Waitemata. C. J. PARR, Eden. •J. S. DICKSON, Parnell. •F. W. LANG. Manukau. •T. W. RHODES, Thames. •R. F. BOLLARD. Raglan. M. A. YOUNG. Waikato. *H. M. CAMPBELL, Hawke’s Bay, *O. HUNTER. Waipawa. M. H. ESCOTT, Pahiatua. •G. R. SYKES. Master)on. •C. A. WILKINSON, Egraout. •J. B. TUNE, Stratford. »H. J. 11. OKEY, Taranaki. •G. V. PEARCE, Pa tea. •D. H. GUTHRIE, Oroua. •E. NEWMAN. Rangitikei. •D. BUICK. PalmerstWK W. H. FIELD. Otaki. R, A. WRIGHT, Wellington Suburbs. R. P. HUDSON, Motueka. T. H. A. FIELD, Nelson. •W. NOSWORTHY, Ashburton. *E. P. LEE,- Oamaru, •R, SCOTT. Otago Central. IV D. STEWART. Dunedin West. J M. DICKSON. Chalmers. •A. S. .MALCOLM. Clutha. *G. J. Anderson, Mataura. OPPOSITION. •Right Hon. Sir J. G. WARD. Awama. *A.°M MYERS, Auckland East. *A. E, GLOVER, Auckland Central. C. H. POOLE. Auckland West. •H. POLAND, Ohinemuri. *\V. D. S. .MACDONALD, Bay oi rientv. •Hon. Sir .1, CARROLL, Gisborne. W. T. JENNINGS, Taumarunni. I M. V. BROWN, Napier. ,1. T. M. HORNSBY, Wairarapa. •W. A \ ; EI’I’CII, Wanganui. "R W. SMITH. Waimarino. »T. M. WILFORD. Hutt. R. FURTHER, Wellington Central. •R. M'CALLUM. Wniran. .! CRAIGIE. Tim am. M. COLVIN. Duller. -p. K. Y. SEDDON, Westland, ■G, W. FORBES, Huruuui. •Him. D. BUDDO, Kaiapoi. 4 L. M. ISITT. Climtchurch North. "H G ELL, Christchurch South Dr THACKER. Christchurch East. •G. WTJTY, Riocarton. *G. W. RUSSELL, Avon, •VV. J. DICKIE. Scdwyn. C. .1. TALBOT'. Teinnka. .1, ANSTKY, Waitaki. •T K STDEV, Dunedin South. '.I. C. THOMSON. Wallace. *J. A. HANAN. Invercargill. LABOR. •J., PAYNE. Grey Lynn. •A. 11. HINDMARSH. Wellington South. „ D. M‘LA REN. Wellington East. •p C WEBB, Grov. M'COMBS, Lyttelton, A. WALKER. Dunedin North. J. W. MUNRO. Dunedin Central. ‘ Sat, in the last Parliament. -IMRIT OF THE PRESfi. [SrK.CIAT. TO THC SIAE.-] (MiRISTCHURCH, December 11. The ‘ Lyttadfcon Times ’ says ; The. Masaevites certainly have had the worst of tlw battle, so far having lost debt seats and won three (on present, figures), and , amongst their reverses wiu> the decisive defeat of one Minister, the Hon. F. M. . R. FiNher. We believe that nearly the ; wholif* of the people of New Zealand will agree that the. shiftv politician whom Wellington Central liusVcni. to the right-about has received no more than ho deserved, ■ and there can he no doubt that lie is succeeded hv a better man. Mr Robert Fletcher holds a high place in regard to th* Wellington people, -a horn he has served with fidelity and conspicuous ability on many public bodies. He is to be. congratulated alike with the constituency, it would not be frank of us to deny that we are disappointed to see so many of the Reformers re-elected, and we are bound to say that the calibre of many of the Massey rank and file hardly justifies their repeated successes as the, Parliament will, on the other band, mifia th« familiar figure of .Sir Walter Buchanan, who enjoyed a personal popularity and respect that largely compensated for the ratlier antiquated nature of hi* politics. T)r Newman's defeat occasions us no special regrets, and wo are certainly not going to weep because. Mr Bradnoy has ceased to be a member of Parliam«prt, ’ After referring to the success of the Liberals in Canterbury, the ‘Times’ concludes ; “ Wo may say that the improved strength of the Labor party in the new House, indicating as it doee the advanced spirit of the times, is sorno recompense for the fact that the Conservatives, though they lost substantially. were not even more unsuccessful.
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