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BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.

Wellingtqn, , January 17 th,

The poll for the Wellington Country district election took place to-day, and resulted as follows :—Brandon, 154,; Gillon, 87 ; majority for.Brandon, 67:

The. poll for the Hutt\ election also took place to-day, with the following result :— Fitzherbert, 81; Colson, -9 ;ma - jority for Fitzherb.ert,.i;2. _

Kapieb, January I7fch.

Reliable intelligence has been received: from an important section of the Ngati-: raukawa tribe at Taupo, to the effect that the Patetere. people state that they have: separated from the King in consequence of the murder of Mr Tddd, and that they will act with the Go vernment.in future. The Waikato is quiet.

Mr St. John Branigan left for Auckland in the Lord Ashley yesterday.

Mr McLean is at Tauranga. His reelection for Napier is certain.

The District Court has been sitting to, hear cases.against immigrants for the pay-; ment of their promissory notes. Judg-, ment was given in all the suits.

Te Kooti is still at Te Ware. Ropata left on the 12th' with 180 men in search of Te Kooti. This time Ropata is very sanguine of success, as he is guided by some of Te Kooti's own people. [

Lawrence, January 17th.

Mr Reid addressed crowded meetings at the Blue Spur and Wetherstones yesterday. He was enthusiastically received, and votes of confidence in him were unanimously passed. Mr Reid also addressed a meeting of over 300 electors at Bastinga's Assembly Rooms? here, last night. Mr Bastings was in the chair. Mir Reid made a speech of over two hours? duration, and answered all the. question a put to him by thß electors to their satisfaction. A vote of confidence in him was then proposed by Dr Halley, seconded by Mr Michael, and carried almost unanimously. Loud and prolonged cheer a were given for Mr Reid. '

Invekcakcull, January 17th.

Mr Calder, who is a candidate for the representation of Inyercargill in the General Assembly, met the electors in the Theatre last night. There was a large attendance, and Mr Calder spoke for two hours. , He explained his action in the Provincial Council with regard to the boundary question, and maintained that the matter must be settled next session in accordance with the terms of the Union Act. With regard to colonial politics, Mr Calder said that he was favourable to Mr Vogel's scheme if modified; the loan to be reduced to four millions, and the division between the two Islands to be in proportion to their contributions to the, Consolidated Revenue. He was in favour of immigration and public works ©n a well denned basis for retaining population; say, a uniform land law for the Middle Island, with deferred payments* and limited holdings. He would support Mr Macandrew in preference to Mr R*id for the Superintendency, on the ground that the .latter represents a party which does not care so much for the amount of the loan got for the district, as for getting control over the money. A vote of confidence in Mr Calder was passed unanimously. He was questioned at considerable length by Mr Kinross on the boundary dispute.

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BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH., Otago Daily Times, Issue 2792, 18 January 1871

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