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THE CHRISTCH URCH ELECTION. THE NATIONALIST CANDIDATE ELECTED.

Chbißtchurch, February 13. The election for the Chriatchnrch neat, rendered vacant by the appointment of Mr W. P. -Reeves to fche Agent-generalahip, took place to-day. . Thoi g'l during the day there was little outward t. vide nee of excitement, the supporters of the three candidates worked th«ir bar Je»t and tbe polling was heavy. The *tre*.to iv front of the newspaper offices were thronged tonight by thousands of people awaiting the display of the results a ( ; the various booths.. Shortly before 10 o'clock the result was announced as follows :— O. lewis 4714 T. KJ. Taylor 4302 R. M. Taylor 3196 Majority for Lewis, 412. Though keen interest in the ttmvtb was shown to-night by the crowds who filled the street, there was not the slightest approach to disorders and no egg or flour throwing, the people quietly dispersing when the result was known. - Mr Charles Lewis, the ncwly-eleoted member for Christchurch, is a native of th«t city, and the son of a respected early colonist, the late Mr David Lewis, who was in hid lifetime a wellknown tradesman in Christchurch. Mr Charles Lewis is a farmer in the Hshwell district, and has for m*ny years taken an active interest in ! political affairs. He is strongly opposed to the Government and supports tbe platform of the ; Nattooal Association. The number of names on the Chris* church roll for the present election was 17,559. The number on the roll at the general election in 1893 was 14,612, of which 6710 were women. The voting at tbe general election in 1893 was as follows :— W. P. Reeve*, 5431 ; G. J. Smith, 4573 ; W.. W. Oollinn, 3873; B. Sandford, 3596 ; Rev. J. O. Hoare, 3016 ; Rev. C. H. Bradbury, 2936 ; W. Hoban, 2058 ; R. M. Taylor, 2039 ; M. D-vie, 1911 ; J. S. Evieon, 1765 ; Bdeu George, 1642. The voting at the general election iv 1890 was : W. P. Re6ve«, 2774 ; W. B. Perceval, 2721; B. M. Taj lor, 2813; Smith, 1811; Humphreys, 1668 ; George 119.

It is currently reported (says the Waimea Plain* Review) thatMr H. Hart, of Tuapeka, son of the well-known brewer of the same district, will be a candidate for the Wallao* seat at tho next general election.

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THE CHRISTCHURCH ELECTION. THE NATIONALIST CANDIDATE ELECTED., Otago Witness, Issue 219, 20 February 1896

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THE CHRISTCHURCH ELECTION. THE NATIONALIST CANDIDATE ELECTED. Otago Witness, Issue 219, 20 February 1896

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