The Election fob the General Assembt,t. — Last Saturday evening, pursuant to advertisement, a public meeting was held in the Council Chamber— J. K Wilson, Esq., in the chair — for the purpose of giving the candidates an opportunity of expressing their views and opinions upon public matters. Messrs. Colenso, Sealy, and Tucker addressed the meeting, which was a very numerously attended one. The speeches we need not advert to, as by this time they are out of date. The polling took place on Monday, and was a very quiet affair; the result was to put Mv. Colenso at the head of the poll. Yesterday, the official declaration was made as follows "by the Returning Officer:—
Napier. Puketapu. Petane. Mohaka. Total. Colenso 87 1 a 0 47 Sealy --16 4 1 9 SO Tucker -23 0 0 0 23 Ferguson- 6 0 - 0 0 5 — Mr. Colenso was declared in consequence to be the elected candidate. That gentleman then addressed the electors, who were pretty numerous on the occasion, at considerable length. Ho was followed in- very brief terms by Messrs. Sealy and Ferguson. A report of the proceedings is -par"tially in type, and will appear in an " Extra " we - purpose issuing after tho arrival of the Lord f Worsley.
The Detachment of military stationed here has been out; twice during the week in heavy marching order. "With reference to the militia, we learn that no steps will be taken by the Officer Commanding before the appointment of an Adjutant. This appointment, it is reported, has been offered to Captain Lambert, but whether or not accepted, we cannot say. That gentleman is well qualified for, such a position, and the fact of his holding it" would tend to give the inland settlers confidence that their interests would not be overlooked in any arrangements that might be made. • The Hawke's Bay. Times. — The firefc number
of our contemporary appeared on Thursday last. It is well printed, and, altogether, a creditable production, especially for a first number, which is generally issued under considerable difficulties. We observe that the Bditor, in his opesing remarks, broadly insinuates that the Herald has hitherto been under government influence, and has consequently allowed glaring acts of misgovernment to pass unnoticed — hence the necessity for another paper. Our shoulders, however, are quite broad enough to bear -all this sort of thing, which we looked forward to as a matter of course.
Legax. — His Honor Mr. Justice Johnston has appointed Mr. John Nathaniel Wilson and Mr. Brooke Taylor, both of Napier, Solicitors of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, to be Commissioners for taking acknowledgments of married women of deeds executed by them under the Fines and Recoveries Act of the Imperi#;Parliament. , The Weathee.— -With the early parff of the week we had heavy and continuous rains,, again saturating the earth, with iwater, and flooding pur rivers. Traffic over the punt has, we learn,, been stopped in consequence of the fresh.
Napieb GrAOL. — It will be seen from an advertisement in this morning's Herald, that stepß are at last about to be taken towards the erection of this much wanted publio building. The Inland Mail did not arrive last evening, as usual — detained in all probability by the flooded state of the interiors-
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Local Intelligence., Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume 4, Issue 198, 6 July 1861
Local Intelligence. Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume 4, Issue 198, 6 July 1861
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