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THE GENERAL ELECTION.

NAPIEE. Immense excitement prevailed all day. From, tha moment the polling-booth was opened, until nearly 3 o'clock in the afternoon, the entrance to the booth was literally besieged by crowds of electors anxious to record their votes. The greatest crush was from 10 o'clock till noon, during which time only the most hardy and enthusiastic among the voters dared to essay the attempt to register their suffrages. During the greatest crush several persons received involuntary rough treatment at the hands (or rather at the elbows} of eager electors thronging round the door of the Council Chamber. One well-known solicitor lost his collar and necktie, receiving as compensation an amount of rib-pressing and ' toe -crushing more than sufficient to last him for the remainder of his life. A member of our staff, who was in close proximity to the man of law, had his shirt half torn from his back, his shins barked, and hid ribs elbowed so unmercifully that he does .not expect to folly recover before the time for another election comes round. Another member of the staff . was so squeezed that he fainted for a short time, and two representatives of another journal also succeeded in getting up a more than usual interest in " the freedom of the Press." Several persons lost small articles of wearing apparel or of personal adornment, and one gentleman, said to be connected with the Lands Office, had to complain to Inspector Scully of the loss of a valuable watch. It is not , supposed that this was stolen. Apart from the faot that . Napier has not the doubtful honor of fostering any of the , gentlemen known as chevaliers d' lndustrie, if any of the latter from other parts had been present, they would have found it impossible to exercise their taking vocation in the crush. The unfortunate loser of the timepiece will probably be able to sift a few of the pieces out of the trodden gravel in front of the entrance to the 1 , polling, b&otb. The great oro riding be-' twee? 10 ' o'clock and noon was bwi Q g

the fear, felt by many, that only those who " rolled up " early would be able to record their votes. This fortunately I turned out to be an erroneous opinion, as although there was but one polling booth, the largest number of votes ever j polled at an eleotion in Napier was recorded before 3 o'clock struok. It was, however, manifest that the fact of there , being but one polling booth was a mistake, and we feel sure that yesterday's [ experience will have the effect of causing , ampler accommodation to bi^provided in future election contests. Cabs and conveyances of all descriptions were kept busily employed all day in bringing voters to the poll. The occupants of these vehicles were subjected to the usual " chaff " upon alighting, and the enthusiastic adjurations . of supporters of the two candidates, to " make it right for Jhe right man," were aa incessant, and quite as useful aud con- \ vincing, as appeals of that kind generally are. At the exit door of the booth, eager supporters of either side sat and ticked j off eaoh voter as he retired from the building — and each set of bookkeepers were absolutely oorreot, of course, in their > ' guesses as to how particular electors had voted. Those bookkeepers, on both aides, were fearfully and wonderfully enthu- j siastio, and kept both the candidates 250 j ahead of eaoh other all through the day. There was a deal of good-humored ohaff throughout the day, and muoh amuse- ] ment was caused by the oiroulation of ( cartoons and "skits," some witty, and some otherwise — " otherwise " being pretty well to the front. Some enthu- . siastic supporters of the rival candidates ' had their business premises well covered up with sketches and broadßheets, whioh were carefully conned over and admired, ' or jeered and sneered at, according to the political leanings of the bystanders. There were one or two cases observable of i " how came you so ?" but the behaviour of the large crowd who filled that part of Haßtings-street adjacent to the polling * { booth, and who appeared to find pleasurable enjoyment in crying out, at short intervals : " How goes it, ( Jem?" and in receiving the assu- ' ranee that " our man is 250 ahead," was orderly and creditable in the extreme. ( The excitement continued to inorease ' after 7 o'clock, and shortly before halfpast nine, when the returning officer opened the doors of the polling-booth to state the result of the day's polling, about ' 2000 persons were congregated to hear the numbers declared. The returning officer declared the numbers to be :— ■ Ormond, John Davies 597 Sheehan, John ... 495 — The announcement was received with ' tremendous cheering, and cries of " three cheers for Ormond." The baloony of Mr Mayo's Empire Hotel was then lit up by ' Chinese lanterns, and bouquets of Roman candles were fired. Mr Ormond afterwards came out upon the balcony, 3 and returned thanks to the electors for placing him at the head of the poll. He said that although \ the electorate had been divided during 1 the conteßt, he now represented the whole of it, and he hoped that when he had to appear before j them again as a candidate for their suffrages they would find he had worked so well as to have converted those who on this occasion were his opponents into 1 strong supporters. Mr Ormond then again thanked the eleotors, and retired amid rounds of cheering, and the strains , of the Garrison Band playing " See the conquering hero comes." Mr Sheehan [By TELEGRAPH.] HAWKE B BAY COUNTY. The following are the returns received ; returns have yet to come from Petane, Bißsington, Patea, and Kuripapanga, but they cannot affect the result except to increase Captain Russell's majority : — Russell Sutton Desmond Hastings .. 230 109 50 Ou've 56 78 28 Havelook ... 39 31 9 TeAute ... 24 9 11 Maraekakaho 12 23 7 Meanee ... 26 32 8 Taradale ... 91 69 48 Puketapu ... 27 16 5 505 357 166 WAIPAWA COUNTY. Smith Tanner Waipawa .. 104 79 Waipukurau ... 88 31 Kaikora 30 31 Hampden .. 51 25 Porangahau ... 9 42 Woodville .. 98 42 Norsewood . . 77 25 Danevirke .. 43 21 Tamumu ... 13 16 Takapau.. .. 47 31 Ormondville ... 51 12 Patangata ... 3 8 Wainui 34 8 Onga Onga ... 20 27 Ashley-Clinton .. 39 9 Pukebou ... 47 57 764 464 The Oero return has to come,' but at the utmost it can only slightly decrease , Smith's majority. EAST COAST. Locke, 603 ; Bees, 443. Six small returns yet to come, but they cannot affect the result. THAMES. Fraser, 475; Speight, 468; majority for Fraaer, 7. AUCKLAND NORTH. Thos. Thomson, 746 ; J. Newman, 196; majority for Thomson, 550. TE ARO, WELLINGTON. C. J. Johnston, 343 ; H. Fraser, 332 ; E. Shaw, 129 ; J. H. Shaw, 71 ; J. O'Shea, 34. Majority for Johnston, 11. WANGANUI. J. Ballance, 541; Hutchison, 204; W. Watt, 164. Majority for Ballance, 237. WELLINGTON SOUTH. Fiaher, 717 ; Hutchison, 477. , Majority for Fiaher, 240. . * NEW PLYMOUTH. Samuel, 243 ; Smith, 172 ; Kelly, 138 ; Brown, 82. Majority for Samuel, 71. OHRISTCHURCH SOUTH. Holmes, 638; Joynt, 600. Majority for Holmes, 38. OAMABU. Shrimski, 483 ; Lord Eeidhaven, 391. Majority for Shrimski, 92. DUNEDINWEBT. Stewart, 508 ; Diok, 481. Majority for Stewart, 27. HEATHOOTE. , Coster, 445; Wynn- Williams, 245 ; Fisher, 15. Majority for Coster, 200. . , . ' . WAITOTABA. ' . ■ Bryee,44o; Macdbnnell, 294. Majority; for Bryce, 146. . / . 1 I" OHRIBTOHtJBOIiKOBXH;'''' I; "'V.;'4^ Yogel, 930; Crewes, 223. Majority e orVogel,7o7. , , t

•ffJJTT, WBIITIINGTON. Fitzherbert,sso ; Ma80n,379. Majority for Fitzherbert, 171. NEC3ON. Leveßtam, 679 ; Piper, 207. Majority for Leveßtam* 372. MOERAKI. M'Kenzie, 389 ; Haynes,273. Majority for M'Kenzie, 116. TAHANAKI. Trimble, 371 ; Bayley, 276 ; Colesby, 8. Majority for Trimble, 95. MANUKAU. O'Rorke, 540; Lawrie, 406. Majority for O'Korke, 134. ST. ALBANS. ; Garrick, 396; Jebson, 79 ; Cooper, 2. '■ Majority for Garrick, 317. PIOTON. Conolly, 339 ; Eyeß, 240. One return j to ooiuo in yet. TIMARXT. Turnbull, 499; Kerr, 331. Majority i for Turnbull, 168. ; SYDENHAM. ? White, 776 ; Scott, 462. Majority for i White, 314. ' STANMORE. j Beeae, 524 • Euddenklau, 435 ; Dorney, • 142 ; Pilliet, 43 ; Wansey, 19. Majority [ for Reese, 89. \ WAIMATE. ', Steward, 606; Hayes, 153; Blaok, 11. Five small returns to come in, but they cannot affect the result. AUCKLAND "WEST. Dargaville, 446 ; Swanson, 393* Majority for Dargaville, 63. NEWTON. Peacock, 732 ; De Lautour, 607 ; Garrard, 2. Majority for Peacock, 125. EQMONT. Atkinson, 874 ; Fantham, 403. Majo. rity for Atkimßon, 471. LYTTBLTON. All wright, 328; Webb, 288; Oliasold, 71. Majority for Allwright, 40. FOXTON. Wilson, 605; Izard, 573; Browne, 176. * Three small returns yet to come in. DTTNEDIN EAST. Stout, 755 ; Green, 515. Majority for Stout, 240. MANA"WATU. M'Arthur, 1058 ; Eraser, 437 ; Burr^ 8. Three small returns yet to coma in,, but they cannot affeot the result. iWyEROARGILI. Hatoh, 592 ; B^eldwiok, 435 ; Lurasden,. 163. Majority fo>r Hatoh, 157. WAIPA. Lake, 519; Jackson, 481. Majority for Lake, 38. AKAROA. Montgomery, 435; Aneon,l4o. Majority for Montgomery, 295. INANGAHITA. Beeves, 693 ; Monteifch, 473. Thre& ; returns yet to co»ne. ? BAY OP ISXiANDS. Hobba, 340 ; Gannon, 188 ; M'Kenzie, 78. One return yet to come, but it cannot affeot the result. WAIEABAPA S'OUIH. Buchanan, 565 ; Bunny, 504. Majority for Buohanan, 61. COROMANDEL. Cadman, 461 ; Brodie, 347. Three returns yet to oome, bat they o&nnot afieci; the result. OBRALDINE, Rolleaton, 473; Cox, 403; Frankat, 20. Majority for JRolleston, 70. Grigg, 454 ; Iveas, 400 ; M'Guire, 2. Majority for Grigg, 54. ASHBVRTON. Walker, 296 ; Wason, 192 ; JoDy, 17. Majority for Walker, 104. FJBANKLTN NORTH. Buckland, 484; Harris, 408. Three returns yet to come. WAIRATT. Dodson, 596; Ward, 372. Three returns yet to come, but they cannot affeot the result. COLEBIDGB. M'MUlan, 310 ; Jebson, 162 ; Toswill, 79 ; Fraser, 33. Majority for M'Millan, 148. WALLACE. Hirst, 405 ; Hodgkinson, 364 ; Daniel, 266 ; Hayes, 31. One return yet to come, but it cannot affeot the result. TVAIKOUAIII. Buckland, 283; Green, 222; Arkle, 213. Several returns yet to oome. DT7KEDIN SOUTH. Gore, 451; Fish, 435. Majority foe Gore, 16. FARNELL. Mobs, 522 ; Seymour George, 414 ; FitzGerald, 0. Majority for Moss, 108, PENINSULA, DUNEDIN. Larnach, 658 ; Hodge, 852 ; Wells, 14. Majority for Larnaoh, 306. EDEN. Tole', 628 ; O'Neill, 212. Majority for Tole, 416. MOUNT IDA. it'Kenzie, 363; Ewing, 268. Four returns yet to come. WAEATIFT7. Fergus, 637 ; Hornsbf, 232 ; Brown, 132. One return yet to oome. AWARUA. Joyoe, 398 ; M'Donald, 311 ; Kinross, 74 ; Mitchell, 67 ; Hodgkinson, 64. Four returns to oome. HOKONUI. , Cowan, 324; Canning, 382; Hobbs, 28 ; Lumaden, 2. Majority for Cowan, 142. DUNBDIN CBNTBAL. Bradshaw, 499; Bracken, 496; Grant, 1, Majority for Bradshaw, 3. ROSLTN. Boss, 484; Bathgate, 406. Majority for Bobs, 78. ] CHBYTOT. Gibson, 260 ; Lance, 258 ; Adams, 111. Four returns yet to come. MOTtTEKA. Hursthouße, 367 ; Kerr, 356. One return yet to come. WAITAKI. Duncan, 363 ; Sutherland, 196; Ferens, 31. Three returns yet to oome. RODNEY. ' Moat, 387; N. Wilson, 193. Thirteen ..returns yet to come. WAITEMATA. Hurst, 520 ; Faraall, 157. Nine returns yet to come. TUAPBKA. J. O. Brown, 566 ; Oudaille, 322. Majority for Brown, 244. AVON. Harper, 403 ; Dunlop, 320 ; Williams, 0. Majority for Harper, 83. BRUCB. Gillies, 578; Driver, 368; M'Donald, 234. Majority for Gillies, 210. waimea. Shephard, 358 ; Wasney, 210. Majority for Shephard, 148. WAIBABAFA NOBTH. Beetham, 482 ; M'Oardle, 441. Six Bmall returns yet to come. TAIEBI. Fulton, 353 ; Carnorosse, 277 ; Wathen, 45. Majority for Fulton, 76. ASHtBY. Pearson, 413 ; Duncan 85. Majority for Fearßon, 328. TAUBANGA. Morris, 472 ; Kelly, 416. One email return yet to come. GLADSTONE. S&lter, 282 ; Anderson, 134 ; Twoomy, 129; Morrie, 5. Majority for Baiter, 148.. . ; BULLEB. O'Conor, 584 ; Manro, 634. One return yet to come. , BANGITIKKI. Brace, 596; Stevens, 493. Majority . for B race, 103. / ]'."■'■ "-. '■:■:. '' "■;■,"* , KUMABA. " - '- . ■' ' i: Seddon, 669 ; Blake, 1494. One return ;-'yet ixteomjd.: „':.-;■ -.; *■':{■/. ' ■' '■■- h J,i h^ r- '^'^iru:^ }' :iHOB3TIKJU ;V -- t^^w

lINCOLN. O'Callaghan, 266; Saunders, 263. Majority for O'Callaghan, 3. U.NOPPOSSSD RETURNS. Auckland East, Sir George Grey; Franklin South, E. Hamlin; Marsden, E. Mitoheleon ; Waikato, J. B. Whyte ; Thorndon, Wellington, Dr Newman ; Kaiapoi, Hon E. Richardson; Selwyn, E. Wakefield ; Oaveraham, "W. Barron ; I Olutha, J. W. Thomson ; Dune tan, V. Pj>ke ; Port Chalmers, J. Maoandrew. —^"« — —— >■— »

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THE GENERAL ELECTION., Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XXI, Issue 6918, 23 July 1884

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