The nomination or candidates took place at Wakefleld to-day, when the proceedings ' took a rather unexpected turn, as it was thought that Mr Shephard's would be the only nomination. The Returning Officer having read the writ called upon the electors to nominate candidates, when, Mr Bird proposed and Mr White seconded, Mr Joseph Shephard. Mr Paintdn proposed Mr Pitt, when the Returning Officer read a telegram from that gentleman, which will be found below; Air Painton then withdrew the nomination. Mr Baigent proposed and Mr Painton seconded, Mr Acton Adams. Mr Grove proposed and Mr Painton seconded, Mr Oswald Curtis. Mr Shephard objected to one elector i seconding more thari one candidate, but the objection was overruled by the Returning Officer. ' A show of hands was then taken, with the following result:— Shephard 15, Adams 3, Curtis 1. A poll was demanded by Mr Painton, and announced to take tolace on Friday next. In reference to the above we may state that these nominations were made entirely without the knowledge of either Mr Pitt, Mr Curtis, or Mr Adams, as will be seen by the letters which appear below. So far as we can learn it was the act of sGme of the Waimea electors who were dissatisfied with Mr Shephard's declaring himself a Greyite, and, knowing that one of the three candidates named must be beaten for the town, were prepared to support either of them a3 against Mr Shephard. When the news reached town it was treated aB a huge joke, and appeared to be immensely appreciated.
To the Editor of the 'Evening Mail. Sir,— l understand that I was nominated this morning as a candidate for the representation of the Waimea district. I wish to state that I have been so nominated entirely without my knowledge or consent.— l am, &c, Oswald Curtis. Nelson Friday September 5, 1879.
To the Editor of the 'Evening Mail.' . Sir, — It having come to my cars this morning that I was to be nominated for Wairaea. I at once telegraphed to the Returning Officer as follows: — " If lam nominated to day for Waimea it is against my consent I refuse to Btand. It is an electioneering dodge of opponents in town. Please read this at nomination.— l am, &c, Albert Pitt.
To the Editor op the " Evening Mail." Sir,— l am surprised to learn that somebody has nominated me as a candidate for the Waimea. I beg to assure the electors of Nelson that until after noon to-day, I knew nothing of it at all, and that it has been done entirely without my consent or knowledge, and that I had no intention of standing for any other seat than the one to which the Nelson electors lately returned me. Yours faithfully. Acton Adams.
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WAIMEA NOMINATION., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XIV, Issue 201, 5 September 1879
WAIMEA NOMINATION. Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XIV, Issue 201, 5 September 1879
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