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MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.

RESULT OF THE POLLING. Although the annual elections bo fill vacancies in bhe City Council (Karangahape Ward) and in the Parnell, Newmarket, Devonport, Onehunga, and Birkenhead Borough Councils took place, yesterday, from nine a.m. until six p.m., there appeared to be very little in the way of any unusual excitement to indicate that a number of fairly warm contests for municipal honours were going on in Auckland and neighbouring districts. Still a considerable ampunb of interesb was shown in the elections, though they were conducted in the most friendly spirit. . The following are the results of the polling :— KARANGAHAPE WARD. The two gentlemen who soughb to represenb this ward in the City Council were Messrs. Garratb and Eugster. The result of the polling, which took place at the Excelsior Hall, Newton, was as follows :— JHf. T. Garratb , ,„ 294 Ernest Eugster .„ ._. 61 Majority for Mr. Garratb ... 233 Informal votes 10 Mr. S. Brooking acted as returning officer, Mr. W. F. Brooking assisting him as poll clerk. Mr. Wiggs undertook the duties of scrutineer for Sir. Garratb, whilst Mr. Eugster did not appoint any gentleman to act in that capacity for him. The polling was nob very he *vy, and as a consequence the energies of the officials were nob severely taxed at any time during the day. Only 285 of the 628 voters in the Karangahape Ward exorcised their privilege of vobing, only 355 formal votes being recorded out of the 702 votes on the roll. Nob half of the total voters voted, bub slightly more than half of bhe total votes were polled. About fifty people were present when tho result was announced, Mr. Garratt'a victory being heartily cheered. Mr. Garratb thanked the electors for the honour they had conferred upon him, and said he would endeavour to do his duty as their representative in such a manner as to justify them in continuing to show their confidence in him should he again seek reelection. Mr. Garratb was heartily applauded. PARNELL. The candidates for the three vacancies were—Mrs. Amelia Matson and Messrs. N. W. Pollard, J. Thornes, and W. S. Whitley. Mr. W. C. Brackenbury officiated as returning officer, and Mr. W. S. Collins acted as scrutineer for Mrs. Matson. Considerable interesb was taken in the election, and the contest was carried on in the best of good feeling. The number of burgesses on the roll is 375, of which 189 recorded their votes. Shortly after seven o'clock the poll was declared as follows :— Napian William Pollard _, 181 Joseph Thornes ... .„ 178 William Spencer Whitley ... 174 Mrs. Amelia Matson... .„, 170 Informal ... ... ... 3 The result was received with cheers. Tho successful candidates returned thanks to the ratepayers. NEWMARKET. The candidates were Messrs. J. S. Angus, George Heron, W. W. Whyman.and John McColl, the first three being retiring members. Major Pirie officiated as returning officer. Very little interesb was manifested in the election as will be seen from the facb that only 72 oub 194 burgesses recorded their votes. The poll closed punctually at «ix o'clock, and half-an-hour later the result was announced as follows :— 1 James S. Angus ,„ .-, 83 George Heron , ,„ 77 Walter W. Whyman 73 John McColl ... 49 The first three were declared duly elected. All the candidates returned thanks to the ratepayers for the support accorded. DEVONPORT. The election for three members of the Borough Council took place yesterday. There was not a great deal of interest taken in tho proceedings. The result was as follows :— S. C. Macky ~ ... ._, 272 W. Avenell 213 R. Wynyard ._, .'_, ... 170 R. McCallum 115 BIRKENHEAD. The election was conducted by Mr. Seaman, Returning Officer. There were four candidates, and three members to be returned. The contest elicited some interest, and resulted as follows, the threo firstnamed gentlemen being returned : — E. J. White ... ... ... 50 J. G. Kay 31 Alexander Riddell 30 Thomas Church ... ... 17 ONEHUNGA. The Borough election in Onehunga yesterday for three members of the Council made things unusually lively, bub everything passed off quietly enough, so far as the actual polling was concerned. Mr. A. Gordon (Town Clerk) acted as Returning Officer, and Mr. J. Hutchinson, Poll Clerk. The following is tho result of the poll :- John Rowe .„ ... ._. 186 D. Hills... ... 138 J. ,J. Shaldrick 129 J. I). Jackson ... ... „ 128 E. Burden 99 John McMahon 70 W. Shaldrick ... ... ._, 6(5 Informal „ ... 9 [BY TELKGRAFH.—OWN CORRESPONDENT.] Thames, Thursday. Considerable interest was taken to-day ' in the election of a member for the North Ward in the Borough Council, which resulted in the election of Mr. William Davy, who polled 92 votes to his opponent's (Mr. J. W. Poulgrain) 50. The number of votes available on roll was 144, so thab all but two votes were recorded. Hamilton, Thursday. The Borough Council elections to-day eventuated as follows :—Slade, 113; G wynne, 86; Davis, 76; Castleton,/25; Keep, 12; Scott, 67; Bettly, 29; and Tristram, 68. Informal, 6. The three following were declared elected, namely :— Thos. Slade, R. J. Gwynne, and S. Davis. [BV .ELEGRAPH. —PRESS ASSOCIATION.} Wellington, Thursday. At the City Council election, to-day, Mr. Tatum defeated Mr. Smith, the sitting member, and Mr. Tanner defeated Mr. G. Allen, ex-Councilior for Thorndon ward. In the other wards there was no election. Nelson, Thursday. Ab bhe City Council election, to-day, Messrs. H. Baigent, G. Rout, and J. Graham were elected. Donedin, Thursday. The municipal election, to-day, excited considerable interest in the city, and was fought apparently on liquor and noliquor lines. For High Ward, W. Dawson, M.H.R., defeated H. F. Hardie by a majority of 89 ; in Beit W&tu, 0. Solomon defeated A. Jolly by a majority of 415, and in the Leith Ward Mr. Cohen defeated D, Heenan by 87.

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MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS., New Zealand Herald, Volume XXX, Issue 9306, 15 September 1893

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MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. New Zealand Herald, Volume XXX, Issue 9306, 15 September 1893

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