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GOLD FIELDS ELECTION.

NOMINATIUN OF CANDIDATES.

The nomina'ion of candidates to represent the Gold Fields in the Provincial Council, took place on Wednesday, at the Courthouse, I awrence, before Major Croker, the Returning Officer for the Gold Fields Electoral District.

The Returning rfficer read the writ, and explained the qualifications of candidates and the proposers ani seaoodera, and called upon the electors to nominate one or more candidates.

Mr Charles Edward Haugbton, of the Arrow River, was proposed by Mr HobertlEUiot, miner, from the fcrrow, and seconded by Mr George Walker, miner, T uapc-ka.

Mr James B. Bradshaw, of Queensfown, was proposed by Mr Henry Wakeliu, and seconded by Mr George Walker. Mr Simeon Isaacs, of the Dunstan, was proposed b> Mr George Walker, and seconded by Mr Robert Elliot.

Mr John Mouat, miner, Weatherstone's, was proposed by Mr David Grove, butrher, i Weatherstone's, and seconded by Mr Samuel Strong, miner, of Gabriel's.

Mr Joseph Sykes Webb, of Dunedin, was proposed by Mr George Walker, seconded by Mr Henry Wakelin. The Returning Officer called for a show of hands in favor of each candidate, which was as follows :— Haughton 2 "5 Bradshaw 8 i Isaacs 1 ! - Mouat ' 40 Webb 10 The Returning Officer declared the 1 show of hands to be in favor of Mr Mouat, whereupon | Mr ttobert Elliot and Mr Walker demanded a poll on behalf of Mr Haughton, whioh will take place at the various polling places on the 26th instant.

Mr Mouat addressed the electors at some length, but none of the other candidates appeared in person or by deputy. There was very little stir, and the whole proceeding terminated in less than half au hour «itb a hearty vote of thanks to the Beturaing Officer,

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GOLD FIELDS ELECTION., Otago Witness, Issue 674, 29 October 1864

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GOLD FIELDS ELECTION. Otago Witness, Issue 674, 29 October 1864

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