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THE Thames Advertiser. Favour to none; fear of none; Justice to all. SATURDAY, APRIL 4TH, 1891.

After a trial of two days and a half, the petition of Colonel Fraser against Mr W. S. Allen's election for Te Aroha has been sustained by the Chief Justice, Sir James Prendergast, and Mr Justice Conolly. However, of the three main statements in the petition, only one has been proved, Mr Allen's assent to his nomination by means of a cable message sont. by him from Exeter in England is held to have been sufficient and legal within the meaning of section 5 of the Electoral Acts Amendment Act, 1890, and the Court declares that the evi» donee does not sustain the bribery on the part of Mr Allen's agents. But an illegal practice is held to have been constituted by the employ. I mentof T, C._Hammond, accountant, of [Hamilton, las" 1 ad organising clerk and J general "canvassing agent at a salary of £4 a week and expenses. The evidence that Mr Hammond was engaged to act in this way on Mr Allen's behalf, and that he did so act, was distinct, and .was not disputed, and as such engagement and. such employment were clearly trary to the provisions in section 12 of the Corrupt Practices Prevention Act, 1881, and to the first and > second schedule of that statute, they constituted an illegal practice sufficient to render the election void, and l the Court has declared it void accordingly. Of course as Mr -Allen himself' was absent iu England he had no hand in the matter, and his manager, |Mr Battle, seems to have acted in good faith, with no Sinister object, but on the assumption that he was rightly advised by Hammond, who assured him that his (Hammond's) employment!' in jthe capacity mentioned was* justifiable under the electoral laws, It ig a pity that this interpretation, being as it was suggestively favourable to Hammbnd's immediate interest, did hot arouse Mr Buttle's suspicion and send him to a personal perusal of the Corrupt Practices Prevention Act. It does not seem to have done so, how« ever; and the fact that he obviously acted in f*ood faith, and that Mr Allen personally was altogether out of the transaction, may be taken as sufficient to account for the Court's ordering each party to pay his own costs.

. And now, of course, Te Aroha being without a representative, a new election must tako place. Of probable or possible candidates it is too early to speak, but we may say that it does not necessarily follow from yesterday's decision—eo far as ita terms are at present known here-tbat Mr Allen will be inv capable in; law of standing again, The last. clause of section 18 of the Act of 1881 certainly does impose that incapacity upon him for the term of! ho present Parliament; but according to section 4 of.the Act of 1882 this point must remain in doubt until the full text of the Court's decision is known, for, under thafcsection, a person found guilty of an illegal praotice becomes subject only to such incapacities as in the expressed opinion of the Election Court he ought to be subject to, Unless, therefore, the Judges expressly state that Mr Allen should be incapacitated under section 18 of the Act of 1881, it would seem that ho may, if ho chooses, stand agaiu for To Aroha. luthe meantime To Aroha is without a representative, aud-whoever may be legally capable or incapable of seeking their suffrages, it will bo well for the electors to begin at onco to canvass their own thoughts as to the course'''they had better purs in under the circumstances. In this they would be greatly helped, of course, by candidates disclosing thema wives, and for this they will probably not have to wait very long,

t The Auckland Amateur Rowing Assooias ! ion hold their annual regatta to«day. Tho following tenders havo been received by thi Borough Council for oirting 350 loads of Mullock : Wm, Ashby, ll|cl per load I (accepted); f. Maxwell, Is; J, Kiokett, Is ld;C. Short, Is 3d. 1 A coroncr's inquest was held at Aidmore on Thursday on tho body William Veitoh , (the viotim of the Wairoa tragedy) and the jury returned a vordiot of " Wilful Murder'' against Fry, alias Floyd. Floyd appeared ta be somewhat unconcerned and stated that ho made no defence, as he was awaiting intelligence from his friends in tbe south as to what steps he should tako. Fry was lodged in the Auokland gaol yesterday, A telegram from our Auckland correspondent laßt night states that Captain Castle, of H.M.s, Rapid, and Lieutenant White, torpedo lieutenant of H M.S. Orlando, left yesterday for' 1 Wellington, under orders from Admiral Lord Charles Scolt to make an enquiry into tho oauses of the recent gun ootton explosion aooident, by which two members of the Colonial Torpedo Corps lost their lives.

A cricket match will (weather permitting) bo played at the Parawai Gardens this after* noon between the team that was to have played the Orlando's cricket team last Thursday and a team captained by Mr (j, Clarke, Tbe following playerß will represent their respective teams: Clarke's tsam; C!arke, Meldrum, Potter, Jordan, Stephen* son, Purdie, Buohan, VVaite, Robinson, Dixon, Coney, Houghton, James, aud Newton, Orlando team : Wiggins, Hinton, Aitken, Eggington, Rowe, Johns, J, and A. Lang, Qribble, Feeney, Christie, and Johnson,

The census of the colony is to be taken tomorrow night, the Sth inst., and in order to obtain a correct reoord of the population, it is deßirable that householders should strictly follow the inßtruotions given on the printe.l forms which are boing distributed at each home. It will be seen by tho forms that the head of each household is requested to enumera'e in the census paper tho names of , all persons who sleep or abide in his dwelling on the night of April Sth, toother with particulars as to sex, asc, relation to head_ of the family, condition (whether married or single), profession or occupation, birthplace, state of health, religion, and degree of eduoation, It is now about five years since a census was taken.

The usual sitting of the Resident J Magistrates Court was held before Mr A. Greenfield, B.M, yesterday when judgment for plaintiffs was given in the following civil oases: J; L,'Walton v* A, Eckland, o'aim L 2 6s 4d with oosts; and A. Lomas v. Cine, Lomas, claim £3 12s 6d with costs. In tho judgment summons oases, James Rattray (Borough rate collector) sued, a Maori named Manzo for £10 3s 3d for rates due to the Council, Defendant was ordered to pay the full amount and costs 9s, within one month, or in dofault Id days imprisonment, John Butcher v. Henry Owsley, claim £6 ss, Mr Kenriok appeared for plaintiff and Mr Miller for defendant, A Bet off was put in by de» fendant for £7 ss, but Mr Greenfield ruled that a set off must not exceed the amount of tho plaintiff's claim, Evidenco of both parties were given after which His Worship nonsuited the plaintiff, with costs £15s,

For some tima past, rumours have been ourrenfc that several people on tho Thames were obtaining relief from tho Charitable Aid Board who really were not entitled to it, and the matter having been diseusifcd at the Finance Committee of the Borough Counoil, the following report was submitted by them at the Council meeting on Thursday night: " The commits deems it advisable that the Counoil should be supplied month'y with a list of reoipieats of charitable aid. and recommends that the Board be requested to supply the information."~Mr I Koefoed said that he had been a membar of [the Charitable Aid Board for three years, ho did not think any persons were re* ceiving oharitable aid except in tho most deserving eases, He was of opinion that if the Counoil were supplied quarterly it would meet the case, and he would move to' that effect, Cr Potts explained that the present proceedings were taken by him in consequence of the rumours he had heard, Or Koefoed's motion having been seconded, it was carried, and the report was amended to that effect.

At the last meeting of the Borough Council Dr Payne applied to be exempted from the operation of the night soil by«law, and asked permission to utilise the soil in an allotment owned by him in Queen street, where he has over an aore of. ground.under i ewUivation—about the same area as Mr Radford, and in the same street. In regard to this subject the Inspector of Nuisances reported at Thursday's meeting of the Council that he had no objection to Dr Payne's] application being gianted if the Counoil considered the application within 1 the by-law, A short disousaion took place; after which Or Koefoed moved that Dr Payne's application be granted on certain conditions.—Or Potts said ho would move as an ameudment that no exemptions what* ever should bo granted; He had fought for this at previous meetings, and as he had pointed out before the Council were going tojhave a lot of trouble over these exempt tions.-Cr Comer was also of tho samo opinion as Cr Potts, but he thought as three or four of tho Councillors were absent, it would be as well to defer'the question until next meeting,-Cr Potts agreed to fchi", nd the subjeot then dropped,

It ia calculated that some 2500 tons of flour are required in New Zsaland every week, and there is sufficient milling plant in the colony to produce 3500 tons a week, That means that between 40,000 and 50,000 tons of flour must be exported annually, to ksep all the mills going steadily,

MEMORANDA, Look out for a new advertisement by Mr Lewi?, bootmaker, Brown street, All accounts in connection with the recent demonstration of the United Friendly Societies must be rendered to the secretary (Mr P, T. Rowe) at Mr Shaw's, Brown street; on Monday next,

Mr find Mrs H, C, Gillespie return their heartfelt thanks to the many friends who have kindly sympathised with them in their reoeot bereavement, .The Rev, W, Keall, who leaves noxt week for his new ohargo at Valmeraton North, will conduot his parting services at the Wesloyan Church tomorrow ; in the morning at 11, and in the evening at 6,30 o'olock,

Mr E; H. Taylor will conduob the usual services of tbo Church of Christ to»morrow in the Pollen street tooturc Hall, at the hours mentioned in the advertisement whioh appears in anothor column, Tenders for painting the Thames Hospital will be received by the Secretary, Mr A, Bruoe, up till 4 p.m. on Monday. I Now timo table for the Thames-Auokland steamboats; etc,, published this morning, Messrs Warnook Bros!, of Auckland, the well known curriers, tauners, leather merchants, manufacturers of pure bone dust, and soap mufacturcs, make several impor* taut intimations in this morning's Am er> tiser, They are cadi buyers of hides, sheelskins and wool, and also of bones and tallow. The firm is well known for its integrity and commercial talent, awl all who do business with it are therefore assured of fair terms and faithfully kept encage* mcnts,

Hollowaj's Pills. —In the complaints peculiar to females these fills arc unrivalled, fbeir use by the fair sex has become bo constant for the removal of their ailments that rare is the household that is without them. Amongst all classes, from the domestio servant to the peeress, universal favour is aocorded to these renovating Pills j their invigorating and purifying properties rendor them safe and invaluable in all eases; they may be taken by females of all ages for any disorganisation or'irregularity of the system, speedily removing tlio causa and restoring the sufferer to robust hcu'th. As a family medicine they are unapproachable for sub» duing the nialadley of young and old,

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THE Thames Advertiser. Favour to none; fear of none; Justice to all. SATURDAY, APRIL 4TH, 1891., Thames Advertiser, Volume XXIV, Issue 6882, 4 April 1891

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THE Thames Advertiser. Favour to none; fear of none; Justice to all. SATURDAY, APRIL 4TH, 1891. Thames Advertiser, Volume XXIV, Issue 6882, 4 April 1891

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