The above election took place yesterday and created a good deal of interest. Cabs and drags were flying around town bringing voters to the poll. The polling was fairly heavy, 10 6 votes being recorded. Theresuit came as a surprise to not a few who thought that Mr Steer would have an easy victory. Mr Petrie's supporters left no stone unturned and succeeded in gaining the victory. Shortly before 8 o'clock the Returning Officer announced the poll as follows : — Jas Petrie 556 J. Steer r .. 499 Informal ... 11 Majority for Mr Petrie 57. Mr Petrie in l-eturning thanks said' he would strive his utmost to prove worthy of the confidence placed in him. Ho thanked the ladies and gentlemen for their support. Mr Steer thanked his supporters and although beaten would ask that Mr Petrie be given every assistance He had endeavoured to carry out his duties faithfully whilst in office. BRUNNERTON. The contest for the Mayoralty created a great deal of interest. From start to finish the election was keenly fought. Many of the electors-fav-oured Mr Ward, but the supporters of Mr Russell were confident of success. The following is the result: — R. Russell 233 J. Ward 165 Informal .4 Majority for Mr Russell 68. ROSS. J- Grimmond 11l J. P. Muir 45 Majority for Mr Grimmond 66. THAMES. Francis Trembath. Majority 146. WAIMATE. J. Manchester 234 C.V.Clarke ... 117 GISBORNE. Townley .., 595 Lynsnor 290 Townley has been Mayor for 15 years. WELLINGTON. J. G- Aitken 3052 T- M..Wilford ... 1565 T. W. Hislop 1530 j PETONEI London c 720 Filasor 411 j DUNEDIN. J. Christie 2820 J. Braithwaite 2333 The poll to allow electric trams to go through the Botanic Gardens 1 resulted in a majority of 31 in ourSOUTH DUNEDIN. J. B. Shacklock. Majority 155NORTH EAST VALLEY. J. Campbell . Majority 208. MAORI HILL. J. L. Passmore Majority 19WESTPORT. F. F. Munro ... 509 Capt Riley 412 PALMERSTON NORTH. Harley 560 Haydon 438 Abrahiams ... ..... ... 339 NELSON. Piper. Majority 57. MOTUEKA. R. Rankin. Majority. 39.
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MAYORAL ELECTION, Grey River Argus, 28 April 1904
MAYORAL ELECTION Grey River Argus, 28 April 1904
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