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MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.

DT7NEDIN CITY. Jilt CLAKK RE-ELECTED MAYOR. A MAJORITY OF 2392.

A fair amount of interest was manifested in tho municipal biennial elections yesterday Tho day was line, and no one .physically fit could justly say that ho or she was debarred from voting- on account of tho weather; and yet the vote recorded was not as large as many people expected. On the Dunedin City roll there wece 25,537 names, as compared- with 25,029 4t the elections two years ago. Since that t-imo Mornington, Maori Hill, - and Bay lown District have been added to the city, but so drastic has been tho purging of the rolls of the city and these throe suburbs that the roll now contains only 503 names more than tho city roll alone two years ago. Some thousands of names must have been erased. There was a good deal of complaint about the non-appearance of names on the roll, but electors so placed have only themselves to blame, for opportunity was given to everyone not only to enrol, but to ascertain at a later date "that tiieir names were actually on the list. lhe following figures show the number of persons who voted yestprday and in the three previous contests: —

Per Roll. Voted, cent. }917 25.537 14,919 58 ISIS 25.029 16,256 65 1914- 26,843- 11,113 40 !913 13,734 53 There were two candidates in the field for the mayoralty—Mr J. J. Clark (present Mayor) and Cr Isaac Green. For tho 18 seats in tho council there were 28 aspirants> Un this occasion doctors exercised their right to vote as members of un undivided borough, and it may have been somewhat perplexing; to some of them to deal properly with the long" voting paper, with its M names, at least 10 of which they were required to'strike out. The count "shows, nowever, that in this voting there were only 163 _ lnrormal votes, as against 312 at tlm ejection two years ago. In addition to voting for Mavor and councillors tho electors were called "upon to cast votes for members of tho Otaso Hospital and Charitable Aid Board. There was no voting on this occasion, as there was two years ago, for tho Harbour Board and the half-holiday. Mr G. A, Lewin (returning officer) had made arrangements for the voting 'in his usual masterly and .-thorough manner, and to mane assurance doubly sure he visited all tho booths during the busy hours of tlv> afternoon and the? principal booths twice I hero was a big crowd in the city alter 1 o clock, and many people who had come in to see the Anzac Day demonstration voted at tho central booths. There were 350 officials in 32 booths, and arrangements had booh made for about 500 ballot papers being dealt with in each booth or division of a booth. Wo have to thank Mr Lewin (returning officer) Mr Johnston (deputy town clerk), clerks for assistance kindly given to THE MAYORALTY. Tho final numbers were thrown on the screen as under:— ' t x ™ i Votes. J. J. Clark :. 8571Isaac Green 6179 Majority for Mr Clark ... 2392 Informal votes, 169. The result was received with cheers and counter-cheers. The details of the voting were as follow :— „ •, _, Clark. Green. King s Theatre 797 463 St Andrew's Hall 384 231 Knox Church Hall 1095 643 Stuart Street Hall 323 271 Albany Street School Hall 193 148 George Street School Hall 383 221 Russell Street Hall 229 113 Pacific Garago, Octagon ... 336 164 Shop, No. 133 George street 362 297 Town Hall. N.E.V 241 230 Barron's Hall, N.E.V. ... 318 436 Church, Opoho 54 103 Pine Hill School ... 1 14 26 South Dunedin Town Hall 574 622 Geddes's Hall. South road 116 128 Kensington Oddfellows' Hall 268 230 David Street Oddfellows'

Hall 340 298 Wesley Streot Sunday School Hall 173 us St. Clair. Old School 133 54 Rcslyn Council Chambers 343 178 Wakari Hall 193 171 Roslyn Institute 201 73 Kaikorai Road (near mills) 69 62 Mornington Council Chain-' bers 350 238 Elgin Road Church Hall ... 117 123 Main South road and Glen

road 117 34 Methodist Church, Carnar-

von street 64 53 Maori Hill Hall 331 151 Woodhaugh Mission Ha 11... 68 94 Leith Valley School 24 11 Anderson Bay Church Hall 159 108 Tainui 153 33

The results recorded at the different booths wore sent to tho Town Hall, where they were displayed on a large screen by means of a magic-lantern for the information of a largo assemblage. The first returns camo to hand at a-quar-ter past seven, and by eight o'clock Mr Lowinhad received all tho figures, with the exception of those from two small booths which wero not connected by telephone. By means of the screen the public were informed, shortly after eight o'clock, that Mr Clark had a load which assured his but as that gentleman was engaged at the Octagon Hall he did not address tho crowd until tho meeting there had concluded. Prior to this, TvTr Green stopped on to the- platform and briefly addressed tho people. After acknowledging a round of cheers, he sairl hp had been waiting for tho Mayor to put in an appearance. He was sure they had had enough of the open-air treatment, so he would make his few remarks. Ho appeared before thorn as a defeated candidate, but ho was a true Briton, and could take a defeat as well as a victory. —(Cheers.) He was a clean fighter and had said nothing he need be ashamed of.— (Cheers.) Of course, he was somewhat disappointed, more on account of those who had supported him inside and outside of tho council thai! on his own accotint. Ho had had 40 years of public life, and a man who had given 40 years of his life in the service of the public must bo getting somewhat weary of it all, and he had hoped the citizens would have recognised the services of nn honourable, capable man, .and given him the_ seat he had aspired to.—(Cheers, and a Voice: "So they should.") But he hr.d been deceived. Ho thought he was in a democratic country. He was told he would have "no show agamst Clark, because he held tho almighty dollar." —(Disorder and hoots and cheers.) He asked, "Was it a fair proposition that tho leading papers of tho city should say that a man who had not a long piirse should not have the temerity to stand in a democratic community?—(Cheers.) It was a crying shame that people should bolster up such institutions.—(Cheers and interruption.) Ho thanked the ladies and fentlemen who had recorded their votes for im. Ho also thanked most sincerely the committee which had loyally stood by him and did all it could to place him in the mayoral chair. He would retire into private life, for a time at all events. He still possessed • a considerable amount of vitality, and on a future occasion he might give his friend or someone else a run for it aijam.— (Cheers.)

Three cheers were given for Mr Green. Later in the evening Mr Clark mounted the steps, and, speaking from tho platform, said he must apologriso for being so late, but he had no option, because when ho was presiding at-tho meeting in the Octagon Hall a number of returned soldiers came on to the stage and carried him down to the Anzac reunion. Ho said he thanked them for again giving him the opportunity of serving them, of serving the city, of serving tho dominion, and of serving tho limpire. Might ho prove worthy of their trust. Tie felt more deeply than ho could express the confidence they had shown in him He oould only say that he would do It's best—he eonld do no more.—(Applause.) All that lie could do for them and for the city and for tho soldier; would be done just because it was his duty to do it.— (Oheers.) The speaker paid a tribute to the band of workers who had striven to secure his election. Ho wanted to say that, now that tho election was over, he had no supporters or opponents—they were all friends he hoped—thev were all citizens at nny rate.—(Cheers.) Let them all fonret their differences; let them all fight together for the one thing , —to win the war.—(Cheers.) The citizens as a whole had a claim on his services, n.nd they were all going to sot them. Tie hoped the day was not far distant when they would have tho greatest (hy eve/ soon—the day of neaeo and the day of vir l oi.y.— (j pplanse.) When that day earn- mi.ffht thev u\\ be able to take part in t;io rejoicings with a clear conscience.

knowing that they had done their duty to their city, to their country, and to God. In conclusion the speaker said he felt more deeply than ho could express his appreciation of all the kincinesH and goodness ho had received .at their 'hands, and he could only say: Thank you, thank you, thank you.—(Loud cheers.) CITY COUNCIL. The poll for the election of 18 councillors resulted as follows. Members of the old council have an asterisk against their names: — Votes. *John Bradley Shacklock 8316 * William Begg 8027 ■ Molm Wilson 7791 "John Henry Hancock 7703 •Charles Henry Hay ward 7550 "James Small 7408 Robert Gilkison 7346 Edward Kellett 7251 *James S. Douglas 6887 *John Carroll 6846 *\Valtcr A. Scott 6750 Matthew Bradley 6716 Robert Gordon Macdonald 6650 "John Thompson 6426 •Robert S. Black 6420 "Edwin Sineock 6325 I *John Lunn 5827 •William B. Tavcrner 5704 The above have been elected. •Charles J. Thorn 5641 Francis J. Campbell 5503 Robert R. Douglas 5370 Mamos W. Patton 4924 Matthew Henderson 4837 Alexander Mathcson 4533 John C. Arbuckle 4456 George F. Bewley :.. 4409 Henry Lothaby .= 3697 Henry W. Phillips .' 3251 THE POLL OF 1915. The following was the result of the polling in 1915::— J. J. Clark, 6862: S S Myers, 5251; J. J. Marlow. 3940. . ST. KILDA. Tho ratepayers of St. Kilda assembled in largo numbers outside the Coronation Hall last evening to hear tho result of the polling for Mayor and Councillors, and did not leave until an announcement had been made with regard to the result of the polling for councillors, by which time it was about 10 o'clock. .Then followed some speech making, in which 14- out of the 15 candidates took part. / MAYORALTY. Tho result of the * polling for the Mayoralty was announced some time before this, Mr C. N. Scurr being returned with a : majority of 240. Apparently close on 1900 persons voted out of a total of 3530 eligible to do so. At the Coronation Hall (tho Central polling booth) Mr J. W. Dovo seemed 626 votes to his opponent's 623, end also had' a majority at Monaghan's workshop, the ii?ures being Dove £4, Scurr 39. But at St. Clair and ■ Musselburgh Mr Scurr had substantial leads. At the former place he secured 195 votes to Mr Dove's 30 and at the latter 198 to 65. The totals were :— Votes. Charles Nunn Scurr 1055 Jas. Wm. Dove 815 Informal votes 8 Mr Scurr, in returning thanks for his election, said that it had been a strenuous t.mo. and had infused a considerable amount of hfo into the borough. He thought contested elections were good for a borough, as they aroused interest in public affairs. Throughout the contest there had been notning like personal feeling between. Mr Dcvc and himsslf. They had been close mends for the past four years, and he hoped that they would long 'remain so. Mr Dove congratulated Mr Scurr upon his election., and mentioned that the election had been foroed upon him; much against his own private wishes. He quite endorsed Mr Sourr's reir-arks as to the advantages of having a contest. There had been no personal feeling over the election. He had put up a clean fight, and though defeated, he had not been disgraced. He had plenty of time in front of him to attempt to get the position his friend now occupied.

A vote of thanks was accorded the returning officer, Mr J. B. Dick.

COUNCIL. The voting for the council resulted as under:—

a j •, , , "Votes. Adam David Edgar 1079 Allan Angus Campbell .. " 1060 Robert -William Hall .... 1050 Hugh Smeatori 1018 unarles James Gore 1016 Alexander Kilpatrick .. 1015 . Hugh William Allen ... 1004 Robert Toiler " 917 . Ogier Densem ~ ggg John Carsburn Ritchie .J. 849 The above were elected. Edward Aslin ..! gjg Edwin Loiigworth .< ... . 307 Ashley William Cooper .. 793 Edwin Elias Cvrzer ... 726 Charles Joseph Meade .'.. 673 f A ir 11 * 08 - with the exception of Mr Meade expressed their thanks to ;hose who had voted for them. POET CHALMEES. Keen interest was exhibited i n the elections at Port Chalmers, and it is cohered that the votes cast were the highest rerol&L Tho Ml »™S are the reMAYORALTY. John Tait V °47fThos. Scollay ... 4C7 Joseph Powell . ... '..". V.'. ."."." 70 Informal, 19. Mr Tait was declared elected. COUNCILLORS. ■ V P. Lightbourno 5^4 D. M. Mawson '. ".".' gQjj. J. M'Lachlan ... . *" kqo i. c isbistex ;;; ;;; f^ J. H. Williainson |.* 54g Wm. Love _ cflc $• G T - Fai i ■::: ::: m! - W. Jones 520 W. Lunn „. ... _. 475 W. G. Coleman ... ._ "" 463 N. Ca.mpbell '_" 447 R. Lindsay ... mz. D. D. M'Donaid .'.". .'. 433 . b. Moir Aon T. B. Wliite ; ;:; 3g" Infonnal; 20. The 10 highest were declared elected. WEST HARBOUE COUNCIL, The following aro the results of tho election for the West Harbour Council :— ROTHESAY WARD. T , _ „ ' Vot«s. Joan Lrancan Cameron _. ... 159 W'm. Anderson Gordon 126 Peter Christiansen ."„' 124 Alex. Todd Robertson ! 100 ' Tlios. Herbert Hnrndc , ". 99 Informal, 3. Messrs Cameron, Gordon, and Christiansen were declared elected. RAVENSBOURNE WARD. Votes Wm. Thos. Barker .„ _. 74 ' Felix Mitchell ~. 59 David A. R. MTiwan .„ ... 60 Christopher Wm. George _. 58 James Robb 42 Louis Faulk Evans 41 Messrs Barker, Mitchell, and M'Ewan ■were declared elected. CHRISTCHURCH MAYORALTY. VICTORY FOR MR HOLLAND. MAJORITY OVER 6000. (Per United Pasas Association.) CHRISTCHTJRCH, April 25. To-day' 9 municipal elections were lifted right out of commonplace by two very signilicant issues. In the election of Mayor and City Councillors tho Labour ticket had thrown down the gage of anti-conscription, and the Citigens 5 Association had accepted tho challenge, nominating man for man in tho struggle. The election therefore was a trial of strength between the anti-oonscrip-tionists and the win-the-war party. The election also created wide interest as being a bold experiment in proportional representation, Christehurcli boing tho first city in New Zealand to adopt the system of voting. The polling to-da.y was very heavy, and it will ;be some days—possibly a fortnight—before tho final results of tho Citv Council election are known For the mayoralty Mr H. Holland (tho retiring Mayor )inflicted a crushing dofeat upon Mr M'Combs, M.P., who stood as an anti-conscriptionist. Mr Holland secured 12.177 votes, and Mr M'Combs 5381. In tho City Council election Mossrs J. WBoanland (Citizens' Association), A. S. Taylor (Citizens' Association), and D. G. Sulliv.in (Labour) secured the required quota. Messrs 11. G. Ell, M.P. (Independent Conscript ion ist), J. A. Flesher (Citizens' Association), F. Burgoyno (La-bour), W. Nicholls (Citizens' Association), J. R. Hayw,ard (Citizens' Association), and 33. j. Howard (Labour) are next in order in the first prefcrenca voto. The Labour men were standing as anti-conscriptionists. Tho contest for the Rangiorn, mayoralty resulted thua:—Mr Jennings, 394 votes; Mr Banks, 205,

ELECTIONS ELSEWHERE. -. (Pkb UmaiiD Pbess Association.) >* NAPIER, April 25. »; I , or tho mayoralty Mr H. i±ill leac-school \> inspector) doieated ivlr J. V. Brown, M.P., 'i by 300 votes. The personnel of the Borough; ', Council, Harbour Board, and Hospital Board lias bcea almost entirely changed. NELSON, April 25. ,) The mayoral election resulted as fol- '; lows:—Mr W. W. Siiodgrass, 1184 votes; > Mr W. Lock, 1152. WANGANTJI, April 25. Tho mayoral election resulted as follows: Mr Mackay, 2142 votes; Mr Veitch, M.P., WELLINGTON, April 25. - The mayoral elections resulted as follow: Onslow—Mr J. M. Dale, 471 votes; Mr 0. (J. Crump (retiring Mayor), 450. Lower Hutt—Mr Henry Baldwin, 720 votes; Mr John Ball, 496. Potone—Mr J. W. M'Ewan, 1861; Mr A. Anderson, 717. The following Mayors were returned unoj>posed:— Wellington City, Mr J. P. Luke; Karori, Mr B. G. H. Bum; Eastbourne, Mr P. . Levi; Miramar, Mr T. Townsend. BLENHEIM, April 25. IJio election for the mayoralty resulted aa follows:—Mr Corry (retiring' Mayor), 724votes; Mr Carr, 455 . CHKJSTCirURCH, April 25. For tho mayoralty of Woolston Mr M'Gregor Wright (conscriptionist) defeated s ! Mr C. ILII (anti-conscriptionist and Labour) by 659 votes to 303. For the Lyttelton mayoralty Mr W T ( Lostei- defeated Mr Foster by 691 votes to TIMARU, April 25. Iho mayoral election resulted us follows: ~ Mr J. Maling. 2205 votes; Mr \V Angland. ' -SO; Mr J. Hurdley. 141. _, , WAIMATE, April 25. me mayoral election resulted as follows •• Mr Geo. Dash, 449 votes; Mr W. G. Russell, 6c6. The result of tho election of councillors was:—Mr W. Evans, 625; Mr E i Atwill, 542; Mr A. Bcswick, 507; Mr i. Collett, 610: Mr C. Holmes, 522; Mr R. < Inkster. 609; Mr F. Jones. 578; Mr G. Meredith, 499: Mr J. Tomkins, 565 (elected); Mr W. George. 442 •' . OAMARU, April 25. Hie following is tho result of the mayoral election:—Mr Robert Million, 849 votes; -' M r r W.H. Frith, (retiring Mayor), 495; Mr W. E. Searle, 294. r , WESTPORT, April 25. _ Great interest was taken in to-day's elections, which resulted as follows:—Mayoralty —Mr Arthur Leaver (re-elected), 950 votes; ' Mr Samuel 426. For the council Messrs Monies. Sloe, Fair, Fox. Hillayar, Larsen, i.I Kenzie, Roche, and Williams were elec- ■ tod. The Protestant patriotic ticket carried ' every scat. - GREYMOUTH, April 25. Splendid weather prevailed for the elections, and the poll was one of the heaviest oyer taken in Greymouth. There was no • election for Mayor, as Mr J. D. Lynch hnd been returned unopposed. Incomplete returns show that Labour cannot gain a seat on the council. x INVERCARGILL, April 25. ihe election for ihe mayoralty resulted Mr Staid,' 2275 votes; Mr \ Ml'arlano (retiring Mayor), 1853.

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