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MAYORAL ELECTIONS

GREYMOUTH CONTEST*

G. E. PERKINS RE-ELECTED

There was no abnormal bustle in | Greymouth yesterday to indicate that ' a mayoral election was dn progress. The streets appeared very; much, as usual ,and the motor cars and other ■vehicles used in carying voters to thepoll were not sufficiently numerous to create any attention. Knots of people hung about the booths from the opening- hour discussing the .prospective chances of the two candidates. The utmost good feeling prevailed, and there was a praiseworthy absence "of any party feeling that unfortunately creeps i^to such contests. All were unanimous that both candidates were excellently fitted for the position, and the only difficulty seejhed to be which had the exeater claim: - The old* saving was fully illustrated in yesterday's contest: "How happy could I be with the one were t'other charmer away!" At flso time duriner the day was there anything approaching 1 a rush at' the booths and Mr- F. H. Denton and his efficient assistants had no difficulty in coping- with the work. The deputy-rcrUirning officers were as follows y^-T own Hall (principal) booth, Miss Berry, Messrs J. 'Keating, and R. Wyldp;_ State School/ Messr.s J. K. Campbell and.. F. Johnson; Blake town' School ' Gymnasium, Mr. H. E. West. The poll contrary to exceptions' was a heavy one^ but tbe .officials got throug htheir work expeditiously and the result was- made known to the large crowd assembled shortly after 8.30. The returning officer read the result as ollows: —

Total votes ...1291 681 113 2085 Mr. Perkins who was received with cheers, said ttiat he 'had put" vp 1 .a clean -fight, and ; had made no disparaging references to his opponent. He had .no committee and foug-ht the election on his own. He was very pleased with the result of the election. Mr. Tennent who was cordially- received' except for a small but noisy section, said that he wished to thaiflc the electors who had' voted for He did not expect to win the contest for he knew • the strong- opposition ,that he had to face. As for his opponent, Mr. Perkins, he had acted like a gentleman. In spite of the result of the poll he *was satisfied that 'his vote represented a majority of ;the ratepayers of the. 'town. At some future occasion he hoped to do better. , A vote of thanks to the- returning officer concluded the proceedings. BRjUNNER. The election ('for Mayor, of Brunner resulted as 'follows: — Franklin 170 Heslin -127 Informal ..: 20 ! ■ PAHIATUA. 1 • PAHIATUA, *April 20. , At the may.oral election Mj. Crewe defeated Mr. Wilson by 352 to 188. WEST.PORT: ~ ;" ' WESTPORT, April 29. Fairly keen interest was taken to-day in the election of Mayor and of one councilor. For mayor the votfng was as follows : — A. Leaver/ (re-elected) ..■ 93S T. &■. O'Brien -(Social Democrat) 530 Majority for Leaver 40S For council there were four-candi-dates, W. H. Hillyar being elected with 708 votes. , ' D. Moloney (Social Democrat) was next with 398 votes. HASTINGS. HASTINGS, April 29. < For the Hastings ' Mayor election: — W. Hart (sitting Mayor) 1505 B. McCormick 1041 . GORE. GORE. April 29. • The Gore .mayoralty poll resulted as follows :— . Cr. McFarlane 66t McDougafr (Mayor) 546 BLENHEIM. BLENHEIM. April 29. The mayoralty poll resulted ; n J. J. Cory (ex-Mayor) -elected . IJI9 votes over E. ,S. Parker, the sitting Mayor. Last year Mr. Parker had a majority over Mr. Corry of 44. WELLINGTON, : J. P. LUKE. ELECTED. -WELLINGTON, April 29. The- mayoral election to-day 'lid not evoke great interest, the "tesult being generally^ considered a foregone conclusion in -favour of 'the sitting Mayor, Mr. Luke. ' , ' The result of the poll was : — T. P. Luke Hjsoi D. McLaren (Labour) 4.539 J, Glover (Social Dem.) 4,337 - OTHER RESULTS. Other Mayor results: — *■ ONSLOW. Q.* C. Crump s:3 11. E. Anderson ,ng LOWER -HUTT. H. Baldwin 1 585 T. C. Dawson 533 Dr. Purdy \. Soi * INVERCARGILL. The mayoralty "poll' resulted as tollows: — , Duncan McFarlane (Mayor) 340°. Cr. Ott .....'.;. 1716 TIMARU. TIMARU, April 29. " Beautiful weather favoured the election of Mayor, and three councillors. There was great inteerst :n ihe election of Mayor the candidates bring the present Mayor, Mr. Vv\ Aiic.land (one year's service )and Cr. K. R. Guinness. There are about 6,000 names on the roll and a fuller poll than usual. Kesult :— Angand i^f) Guinness " —- - • • 2^70 . For the Council Cr. 'Green >:nd ?*lijj - >phy (Grosvenor Hotel) -md Cvrrie I (plumber) were - elected FARBOTJR BOARD TLKr.VTOV The only contested seat i-j the Honour. Braird elections was 'limulca 1 Mr. G. W. Armitage sitting mincer, being- re-elected by 417 to 392

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