F,m:ction of Sui'i:niN'ir.NDßNr. — The nomination of the Candidates for the ofliee of Superintendent took place on Monday last, »l Christchuich, very capacious hustings having bei n elected in fi out of the Land Oflke. The morning was most nnpiopitious an A gloomy, notwithstanding which, a I.ii-^e number of Elcctois were pi\ sent, who took a wnrm interest in the 1 piocecdn gs. Kvirything was admirably arianged and cniried out, and undisturbid by any approach to bad feeling, though party spnit was i umiiiig high. Captain Simeon, the Returning Officer, mounted theiliust'ngs .it one o'clock, accompanied by Colonel CaiTipbi.ll and Mr. Fitz Gerald, ' and lli' supporters of these gentlemen, and
Mi. Tancn-d. Prior to opening the pro'cecdin^s Mi. Dampier, the piofesaional Agent ol Colonel Campbell, bunded to the Reluming Officer a paper, which we understood to be a notice signed by Colonel Campbell of his being duly qualified, and of his franchise being duly entered in the Register and wronglully erased. j The Returning Officer having been duly sworn, read the writ, and addressed the electors. Having briefly adverted to the import ince of the occasion, he demanded an impartial hearing for all parties, and hoped the content would be carried on in a spirit free fiom that animosity which so generally prevailed al elections in England (eIIPiMS.) Tin- Polling commenced at 10 o'clock on
Wednesday, and up to 11 o'clock Mr. T,mcied was first ; but Mr. Fiz Geiald graduilly drew ahead, and at twelve o'clock 'he was 20 in advance Mr. Tancred's friends made strenuous efforts and surcee.led in |>ieatly reducing the inaj >rity when the I poll closed.
Christchurch. Littleton- Aknroa. Total. Fit?. Gerald .87 41 7 136 Campbell .. U 4G 31 !)4 T.mcrcd MJ 7 •> bO
L\ Helton was in n -.tato of excitement Irom v very e.uly hour. About 10 o'clock i pioccsaion was foimcd ol'_Onl. C.impbcll's siip|>orters headed by v b.uul led by a (hum m.ijor nourishing a bioom. On t>vo poles were displayed by way ol banners a blue and red shirt (lent foi the occasion by the Maories) sm mounted with loives of various dimensions ; the lurgcr one intended, we understand, to represent Col. Campbell end the flood of prospeiity his (.lection would sccuic ; the sm.tll one Mr. Fit/. Gerald and the nin\imum of prosperity his success woult! produce.
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LYTTELTON., Taranaki Herald, Volume II, Issue 59, 14 September 1853
LYTTELTON. Taranaki Herald, Volume II, Issue 59, 14 September 1853
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