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DUNEDIN SOUTH, The official return, is i—< T. K. Sidev (O.) _. _ 5.374 T. H. Dalton (M.) 2,67? Tnfornial, 98. CHALMERS. The official cotint of the electoral poll was finished vesterday evening. Tho following aro the complete Tetania, including absent votes, Expeditionary Force, and wamen:—• J. M. Dickson (M.) .„ ... 3,199 W. D. Mason (O.) ... «~ 2,513 G. S. Thomson (Lab.) 657 Informal ... 82 Total votes cast ... 6,451 INVERCARGILL. The official recount gives tho following agures: J. A. Hanan (0.) 4.618 J. F, Lillicrap (M.) 3,028 MATAURA. GORE, December 16. The official recount i Anderson (G) ... ... 2.908 Mehaffev (0.) J. ... 2,734 Informal ... v 29 THE NATIVE SEATS. For the Northern District, Tail Henare fM.) heads the poll with 902 votes, Temi te Paa (O.), with 668. being next in order, followed by Puhepo (M.) 662. Votes to come cannot affect the result. Dr Poinare (a member of tho Ministry) has been-re-elected for the Western District. Present figures : Maui Pomare (M.), 2,991; Hema Ropata te Ao (0.), 1.264; Pepena Eketone (0.), 1,066. WELLINGTON EAST. PETITION LODGED. A petition has been ledged by Mr G. Biatherwick. on behalf of Mr D. M'Laren (O.), asainst the return of Dr Newman for Wellington East. Thv grounds of tho petition are understood v> be tho manner of tho counting and scrutiny of the- Expeditionary Force vot^s. ELECTION HUMOR. The election just over has not been altogether devoid of humor. It is said that iha official Reform organiser for tho C'lutba was so strenuously engaged on polling day conveying voters to the different booths in his motor car that he discovered too late to exerciso his vote his own remissness. Almost on a par with this Is tho caae of a gentleman in another South Otago electorate who was engaced to see that all names were on the roll. Ho was busy at thi3 for several weeks, and was the means of enrolling a largo number. But in the stress of the campaign his wife and himcelf neglected to enrol! The * Ciutha Leader' is responsible for tho statement that one. lady in Balclutha complained that the ballet boxes were put too high up on the wall, and on inquiry it was discovered that she had deposited her papers in one of the wooden box ventilators on the wall instead of tho ballot box. The Hon. F. M. P>. Fisher, who was defeated for Wellington Central, got a " good one" on to Mr Atmore-, who was rejected by the Nelson folk. Last session Mr Atniore stated that the Minister of Marino would be served by his constituents with a writ of ejection on polling day. On Friday .Mr Fisher remembered the prophetic pronouncement, and telegraphed Mr Atmore as follows: — " Writ of ejection leceived last night. Apparently prepared in duplicate. Understand yon received the other copy." At one of the polling booths at Auckland {says the 'Star') a ladv was noticed \o walk "up to the electoral hox and drop her paper in. but to ignore tho box set aside for tho liconsing papers. She was challenged by the deputy m charge as to the whereabouts of these- papers, but refused to give any information. Tho deputy insisted, however, and at last she waa induced to produce them from tho depth of her umbrella. As tho law is very stringent on tho question of taking . papers out of the booths, the lady took a decided risk, but what her object was can only be conjectured. " If anv man has any conceit in himself," declared Mr H. De Lautour, Eeform candidate, in addressing his final meeting at Gisborne, "let him stand for Parliament, and he will find out what a blackguard and a rotter he ifi." Again. Mr De Lautour t "What Is- a 3ted Fed ?" was a question put to the candidate. "Red Fed," he replied, "La the who is well fed at the expense of tho general workers, and who'does not Vork himself." ,Mr Maguire (Dunedin West) polled 95 votes. The figures were incorrectly printed last night. At a meeting of the TaUoresses' Union laat night the following motion was carried!—' That the Dunedin Tailoresses' ' Union heartily congratulate Messrs J. W. Munro (vice-president of the union) and A- Walker on winning the Dunedin Central and Dunedin North seats for Labor, and trust that the complete victory for tho progressive forces of tho Dominion will not be lodjt delayed."

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LAST WEEK'S POLLING, Evening Star, Issue 15677, 16 December 1914

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LAST WEEK'S POLLING Evening Star, Issue 15677, 16 December 1914