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THE WAIPAWA SEAT.

(VROM OUB OWN OOBBESFONDBNT.] Danevirke, December 5. The partisans of both candidates were earl; astir on Friday, and kept up brisk work with UDflaqglng B 9&1 throughout the day. Mr C. flail was in Danevirke from about noon, while hte opponent pnt in the day at Wftlpawo. After the clone of the poll tbe Gist returns to appear were Danevirke, Mungatera, and Matamau, whloh left the Liberal oandldate with the comfortable lead of 164 votes, this lead steadily Increasing (amldm deafening cheers from hla supporters) before a sign of rednotion set In, Then came the Waipawa result, Hnnter 48 to the good, followed closely by Walpukurau, nearly 100. After that tbe Isbub was never in doubt, It being simply, a procession of majorities for Mr Hunter, until tbe Porangahan returns came to hand, which sent the majority np | with a rash to 231, when cheers were given for the plucky young ' candidate, who was fighting for this seat for the third . _ time. Tbe final result left the majoiity at 211. The enthusiasm of tboße who bad fonght gamely beßlde tbe popnlar candidate for sis years broke all bonnds and relieved itself in deafening cheerß. By-the-way, there was a noticeable defeotlon from those ranks in Danevirke, as a some" what trimming speech of Mr Hall'a on the eve of the elec.lon had caught the ear of the Prohibitionists, and ensured him that vote. Quite a number of enthusiastic electors navlßK undertaken to " see the thing through.' waited np for the results from other dlstriots, and tbe greatest interest was displayed as the news of Captain Russell's aud Mr Douglas M'Lam's successes flashed through. The streets were kept meiry by the victorious party till a late hour. The following are the details of the voting :—

Huhtee, Hali, Walpawa ... ... ... 289 231 OogaOnga ... - ... 55 39 Maoßatara .. ... ... 45 117 fciakotnku ... .- .„ 66 100 Walpnknraa ... ._ 212 134 Mataman - 10 50 Danevlrka .- .- ... 400 454 Ormondvllle - 76 95 Takapun ... 145 60 Makaretu .- .- ... 43 50 Blackbnm ._ ... ... 27 33 Poranßab.au.. „ 154 25 Norsewood _ ... .„ 194 166 VVanstead 78 14 Aehley-Clinton ... „ 4L 40 Wakarar* ... „ .« 21 16 Oooakare 51 13 Walkoplro ... .„ ... 10 62 Hetetannga ... 39 51 Totals 0-. - 1981 1750 Majority for Mr Hnnter, 211. The retains for the Walpawa seat at the last elections were :— Hall. Hunter. Caklilk Woodville ... 342 203 203 Danevlrke ... 346 343 — Victoria ... 42 38 5 MaDpatalnoko 228 88 23 Ballanoß ... 24 9 32 Takapan ... 81 82 1 Ormondville 81 67 1 Herbertvllle 46 54 — Makalrl .., 26 1 5 Mataman ... 37 — 2 Eameioa ... 75 64 14 Mabaraharu 51 39 2 Coonoor ..52 2 — Porangahaa 39 124 — Tfttai Point 14 4 1 Wlmbledo-u... 41 17 — Waipnknrou 153 196 5 Wanßtoad ... 23 43 — Norsewood ... 158 139 '5 Omakere .- 29 39 5 Makotuka ... 76 62 2 Weber ... 38 20 — Wsipatlkl ... 20 15 — Totals ... 2176 1825 552

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THE WAIPAWA SEAT., Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XXXI, Issue 10478, 7 December 1896

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THE WAIPAWA SEAT. Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XXXI, Issue 10478, 7 December 1896

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