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ELECTION OF MEMBERS FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

[From the Tikaru Herald, July 23.] Ihe election of members to the House of Beprceentativr* for the term of three years took p'.ice throughout the colony on July 22. We give the returns so far as they have oome to hand. The papers will have again to be gone through before the official declaration, hot the results, so far as South Canterbury is concerned, are not likely to be affected thereby. The elections m the Timaru, Geraldine, Gladstone and Waimate districts have excited exceptional interest. TIMABU. Greater interest was token m on Tuesday's election than bad over before been shown m tbe election of a representative for Timaru. The streets were kept alive all day by flying vehicle;, the movements of parties of electors, especially during the afternoon, a halfholiday releasing the majority from their avooations. The friends of both candidates worked hard all day, and it is believed that nearly every available vote was recorded. The total cumber is a long way short of the number of persons on tbe roll, but the majority of tbe missing have been accounted for as absent at tbe present time. The result was generally expected to be much closer than it proved to be. Mr Tumbull's friends were demonstrative, cheering him wbenever he passed along the street ; Mr Korr's friends were content j to act. MrT. Howley, Substitute Beturoing Officer, presided at tbe Courthouse, tbe ; principal polling place, assisted by Mr F. W. 1 Badcock as poll clerk. Mr G. Kimber aoted j as scrutineer for Mr Turabull and Mr W. B. j Whitcombe for Mr Kerr at this booth. Mr ; O. L. Wiggens was Deputy Beturning Officer at tbe second polling place, Messrs Wood, ■ Sinclair and Go's, office, assisted by Mr Ken- • nedy as poll clerk. The scrutineers here were Mr P. Birrell for Mr Tumbnll and Mr W. Ingram for Mr Kerr. There were not many diversion*, such, as usually enliven a polling day. A few miserably-executed cartoons wrre displayed, and a few trifling joke* were indulged m, but nothing worthy of notice. The principal p>lliog place waa marked by a small crowd of a hundred or to during the day, only a few congregating about the other booth from time to time. Coy and Drummond's corner was a favorite baiting place, and the footpath there wa* blocked mo.-t of the afternoon. At six o'clock, wben tbe booth* were closed, there were about 160 persons at the Courthouse. Tuo crowd steadily increased, and before seven o'clock the yard m front of tbe Courthouse, and tbe street opposite for a apace of at least two chains aod a half, was throDged with people. There must Have been more than 2000 ( present. At about half-past seven, MrT. Howley, Substitute Beturning Officer, appeared on the t'tpa of tbe bailding, and anooatced th* result of the poll to be a roaj >rity for Mr Tnrnbull of 168 votes. A tremecd>'ns cheer arose when this was annobnord, and it was some little time before silence «v obtained for a fuller statement of the result. This was thea announced to be — Tnrnbnll 499 Kerr 331 Majority for Turnbull ... 168 There were 575 votes polled at the Courthouse, 876 for Mr Tnrnbnll, and 200 for Mr Kerr ; and 255 at the other bnotb, 124 for Mr Tnrnbuli, and 131 for Mr Kerr. There were 11 informal votes. The cheering was renewed and continued for some time. Mr Turnbull then ascended the steps and thanked his supporters for the victory they had won, — not for him, but for themstlves. It had shown tiist all the influence* th*t could possibly be brought to bear against a man were useless if the people stood by him. He would take an opportanity to address them aga : n on Thursday ; at present he could only tbaok them sincerely for the great zeal and courage they had shown, and he hoped that having gained such 1 an important victory, they would be merciful C with it. Mr Tnrnbnll was then shouldered, carried along the Main street and up Church street to bit korue m LeCren street, accompanied by a Urge crowd of his supporters, cheering loatily a* they went. GEBAXDINB. Election day at Temuka on Tuesday was again one long to be remembered, the gpnerally quiet little township was once more tbe scene of great excitement. In tbe early morning . there was not a great deal of stir, bat m tbe afternoon the streets leading to the Courthouse (the principal polling booth m the district) were crowded with people, one and all being determined to devote their time and energies to the cause of the candidate of their choice. There was a marked absence of vehicles of any kind, the " free and independents " preferring to go to the booth on foot. There was not at any time daring the day a great rush for the booth, (he majority going to it m small knots of threes and fouri. Esch man looked most determined, and it apparently was an understood tbing that matters should be allowed to proceed quietly, and that the contest shouid be fought oat with the greatest good-feeling and oonrtesy. About four o'clock the rowdy element manifested itself m aome very rough horse play, using for missiles pieces of old sacking which were thrown freely from hand to hand. Just at dusk the fun become very fast and furious, all hands joining m and as a consequence friends and foes (for the time being) all fared alike} and even Messrs Bolleeton and Cox, on driving through the crowd, got some nasty oraoks, which was not m the best of taste to say tbe least. It was, of course, well known that the struggle really lay between Messrs Rolleston and Cox, the third candidate (Mr Franks) not having even, to use a familiar phrase, a " ghost of a show." Mr Bolleston and Mr Cox were m Temuka m the forenoon, and went about freely among tb» elector*. In tho afternoon, as disquieting rumors were received from Geraldine, they both proceeded thither, where it was said matters wore a more animated aspect than m Temnka, A* the time for closing tho poll drew nigh, tbe chances of each candidate were more tban ever talked of, but it sremed to be the general opinion that Mr Bolleston wo.ild top the polf. Shortly after 7 p.m. the B»---lu»ninf Officer, Mr Will,, announced the result of the polling at Temnka to be : — Belletton 243 £« 132 Frank* 9 There was not a very large number of persons present, but the supporters of Mr Bolleston indulged m some very hearty cheering. ' Our Oeraldine correspondent telegraphs — The election to day caused a good deal of excitement m the township. The Courthouse was the centra of attraction from nine o'clock, wben the. supporters of the various candidates began to arrive and were mist active m their attempt* to induce voteis to record their Tote* for ton right man. Placards urging voters to record i o fa¥oP 0 , £•'■*■ * h * *««»« «W wen posted ttroughonUh. township. About two o'dock, Mr Cox and Mr Bolleston arrived and were warmly welcomed by their respective supporters. At » later boar tbe local photographer took th« group. Generally speaking the feeling was m favor of Mr Cox, whose supporter* considered Geraldine as bis stronghold. Towards evening the exoitement increased until the results were made known. The following are the particulars of the polling j— Polling Place. Bolfe-tOD. Cox. Franks." Temuka 243 132 9 Waitohi Flat ... 31 7 — Be^ldine^ 113 169 _ Woodbnry. ... „. 2 5 19 — Bputh RanniUta „,28 9 — Xakabu 16 20 — oth«r than at Temuka, are not to band. GLADSTONE. Tfca ekwtirt) for Gladstone Mat on Tuesday created not a little excitement, eipeoUlly as two new men were m the field. Tbe contest waa a. fair one throughout, and the defeated candidate* have no retson to be ashamed of not beading tbapoU. The electors at tbe various PolliDir booths (cowed thegreatett good nomor. At.Wsssndyke the excitement was Intwwiflsd •Jonng the day by » somber at poopU livtog

, m t»wn proceeding to the polling booth tuere, . from lime to time, to vote. Our Pleasant Point correspondent telegraphs: — A large crowd of electors assembled to-day. There was great excrement and quantities of good-humored chaff. Mr Anf rlenon's friends were very sanguino. The 1 numbers here are — Anderson, '79 ; Twomey, . 48 j Sutter, 41 ; and Morris, 3. i The following are tbe retnrm from the > polling places : — «s s s "Si < Polling Plaoe. 5 "2 go <g < H S Washdyke ... 137 33 38 S , Pleasant Point ... 41 79 48 8 1 Fairlie Creek ... 45 13 19 — Burke* Pass ... 16 4 8 — . Mount Peel ... 14 3 14 — ' Pareora ... 29 2 7 — ! 283 134 129 5 I WAIMATE. The eleotion for the Waimate electoral distriot on Tuesday was keenly contested, and though tbe full results of the polling are not yet to hand, we may take it for granted Mr W. J. Bteward has been re-elected. The following is the result of the poll so far : — Polling places. Steward. Hayes. Blaok. Waimate - ... 352 121 9 Pareora* ... — — — . ' Station Peak" ... _ — — ' Hakateramea" — — — • Waihao Forks... 18 7 — lWaiha<>» ... _ _ _ ! B«doliffß* „._ — _. IWaituoa ... 5 — — I Hunter ... U 2 1 Makikihi ... 40 S 1 IHook 19 1 —| ■ Otaio 12 3 — St. Andrew* ... 46 17 — 606 163 11 •Be turns not yet to hand. I » (Pkb Psssa Association.) The following are the results of the elec- ■ ttons :— AUCKLAND NOBTH. Thomas Thompson 746 W.Newman 196 WAITOTABA. Hon. J. Bryce 440 — MoDoauell 294 NAPIER. J. D. Ormond 697 J. Sheehan 495 Intense excitement existed at the conclusion of the poll. TE ABO. O. J. Johnston 843 F. H. Fraser 33S K. Sbaw 139 J. H Sbaw 71 J. O'dhea 34 WANGANUI. J. Ballance 541 — Hutchison ... ... ... 204 J. Watt 154 WELLINGTON SOUTH. — Fisher 717 — Hutchison 477 NOBTHEBN MAOBI DI3TBICT. Ibaka Hakineno 363 Hirini Tawhsnga 316 Bamea Wharerau 75 Baip&ngarini 10 Four returns yet to come. COBOMANDEL. — Cadman 461 — Brodie 847 The results for the polling at Cabbage Bay, Tararu, and Tapu have not yet arrived, but Cadman's return is assured. NEW PLYMOUTH. — Samuel 243 — Smith 172 — Kelly 138 — Brown 82 CHBIBTCHUBCH SOUTH. — Holmes , ... 638 — Joynt 600 OAMABU. — Sbrimski 483 Lord Beidbaven 391 THAMES. — Fraser 475 — Speight 46S DUNEDIN WE3T. — Stewart 508 Hon. T. Diok 481 HEATHCOTE. — Coster 145 — Wynn- William* 1J46 — Fisber 15 OHBISTOHUBOH NOBTH. Sir Julius Yogel 930 — Orewes 233 HUTT. — Fitxherbert 660 — Mason 879 NELSON. — Levestam ... 679 — Piper 807 MOfiBAKI. — MoKenzie 889 — Haynes 273 TABANAKI. — Trimble 871 — Bayley 276 — Oolesley 8 ONKHUNGA. Sir G. M. O'Borke 640 — Lawry 406 ST. ALBANS. — Garriok ... ' 898 — Jebson 79 — Cooper 2 EASTEBN MAOBI DIBTBIOT. The poll at present is— — Bangipuaohe 482 Henare Tomoana 479 James Carroll 462 — Piper 422 — Taihapana 330 8. Taiwhaosa 163 Nine retarns have yet to come. PIOTON. Hon. E. T. Oonolly 889 — Eye* 240 One return to come. STDENHABf. — White ... ... ,„ 776 — Scott 462 BTANMOBE. — Beese 624 — Buddeoklaa 486 — Dorney 143 — Pilliet 47 — Wansey ... 19 AUCKLAND WEST. — Dargaville 446 — Swanson 394 NEWTON, — Peacock 9 8 2 —De Lautoar ... (<i qfyj — G»rrard "[ g EGMONT. Hon. Major Atkinson „, 874 — Fantham 403 WTTTBLtOH. — Allwrfgbt , 888 8. B. Webb 288 — Olissold 71 FOITOS. — Wilson ♦JOB — Tssjrd ... „ ... «78 ■•-»• Brown* ... ... .„ 176 Xbwt raaU retmrsi tn "•» to earn*.

DUNEDItf BAST. — Btout 755 — Green 515 WAIPAWA. — Smith 705 — Tanner 428 Two tmail return* are to oome. MANAWATU. — MoArthnr 1058 — Frazer 437 — Burr 9 Thr«e imall retnrm have to come. INVERCABGILL. — Hatoh 503 — Feldwiek 435 : — Lumeden „ 162 WAIPA. — Jsokeon 481 — Lake 169 EAST COAST. — Looke „ 603 — Bees 443 Six imall returns are to come m, but they cannot be received to-night. — Montgomery 435 — Aoßon 140 INANGAHUA. — Reeves 693 — Menteath 473 Three returns to come. | BAY OF ISLANDS. — Hobbs 348 — Gannon ... 183 — MoKenzie 78 One return to come. WAIBABAFA SOUTH. — Buchanan 535 — Bunny 484 Two returns are to come that are not likely to affect the remit. WAIBABAPA NORTH. — Beetham 482 — M'Cardle 441 SU small retarns to oome. TAIEBI. — Fulton 353 — Carnoross 277 — Wathen 45 ASHLEY. — Peanon 413 — Dunoan „ 85 TAURANGA. — Morris 472 — Kelly 416 One small return to oome. TUAPEKA. J. O. Brown 6fi6 — Oudaille 322 AVON. — Harper 408 — Dunlop 320 — Williams 0 HAWKES BAY. — Bussell 505 — SattoQ 857 — Desmond 157 Foot returns bare yet to oome m, but cannot affect the remit. BBUOK. — Gillies 578 — Driver 368 — McDonald 234 WAIMEA. — Shephurd 358 — Waatoey 210 WAKANUI. — Grigg 464 — Ivess 400 — MoGuire 2 ASHBDBTON. — Walker 298 — Wason ... 182 — Jolly 17 — Graham 0 FBANKLYN NOBTH. — Buckland ... 484 — Harris 403 Three returns to come. WAIBAU. — Dodson EB6 — Ward 862 Three returns are to come, but they cannot aScot the result. COLEBIDGE. — McMillan 310 — Jebson 162 — Totswill 79 — Fraser 33 "WALLACE. — Hirst 405 — HodgUnson 864 — Daniel 266 — Hayes 31 One return to come m bat cannot affeot the remit. GBEYMOUTH. — Gninness 686 — Petrie 613 Three returns to cone. MATAUHA. — Richardson 458 — MoEencie 811 Four returns to come but; they cannot affeot the result. WAIKOUAITI, — Buokland SB3 — Green 322 — Arkle 813 A number of returns hay* yet to come. DUHEDIN SOUTH. — Gore ... 451 — Fish 485 PABITELL. — Moss 622 — George 414 — Fitigernld 0 PENINSULA. — I/arnach 658 — H«d«e 862 — Well 14 EDEN. — Tol# 628 — O'Neill 212 moottcTida. — MeXenwe 363 — Swing 268 Four retarns to come, WIKATTPtr. — Fergus 678 — Hnmsley ... * t32 — Brown 132 One return to oome. AWABUA. — Joyce „ 898 — MoDonald 811 — Kinross ... 74 — Mlfohetl 67 — Hodgkinaon 6* Four returns to oome. hokobvi. — Cowan ... ... ... 28* i — Canning ... ..'. ... 182 j — Hobbs ... 28 — Liinisdetf 2 CHEVIOT. — Gibson 860- j — • Lance ... „. ... 268 ' — Adams 11l Four returns arc still to oom» m. MoiuaKA. ] Hunthoow 867 ' J Kerr ... 866 : j One return to 00010. f BULLETS. Tyr O'Connor ... „. „. 68* ; — Mnnro , ,„ 64ft Oa» retorn to coat. j

BANGITIEd.I. — Bruce 696 — Bte»en» 493 BO3LTN. — Boss 483 — Batbgate 406 ETJMABA. — Seddon 669 — Blake ... 491 Only one return to come is. HOEITIEA. — Fifrgerald 583 — Bevan 661 — Clarke 45 More returns to come. WAITAEI. — Duncan 363 — Sutherland 198 — Feren» 21 Three returnß to come. DCNEDIN CENTRAL. — Bradsbaw 499 — Brioken ... ... ... 496 — Grant 1 RODNEY. — Moate 387 — N. Wilson 193 Thirteen returns yet to come. LINCOLN. — O'Oallaghan 266 — Sounders 263 Auckland, July 22. The election created greater interest and enthusiasm than has ever been manifested m Auckland before on a similar occasion. In addition to the closing of the chops, the children m the public schools and at the Auokland Grammar School, had also a half holiday. Although the contest was keen, and party feeling ran high, scarcely a single instance of drunkenness wa» observed. A number of merchants and gentlemen drove their own private carriages with votors to the poll. Chbistchubch, July 22. Though the elections have been conducted with considerable spirit, everything passed off without disturbance. Oamabtt, July 22. A good deal of feeling has been displayed over the election for the town todny. A half holiday was observed, and crowdß of people perambulated the street during lh« afternoon. Mr Jones editor of the Hail, was assaulted by an elector, and a friend who went to his assistance was peverelv maltreated. A collision of the two faotionn took place m the evening, and a severe fight was the result. Two men were arreft'd. A number of too combatants were severely bruised. WBLtINOTOK, July 22. The elections to-day for the Te Aro and South Wellington seats created a good deal of excitement. Bowdyism prevailed, and a large quantity of flour was thrown about. [From the Timabc Hebaid, July 24.] GKKALDINK. The official declaration of the poll for Gersldine was made by Mr Wills, the Return m; Officer, at the Courthouse, Temuka, at I p.m. yesterday. Mr Wills sta'ed that 473 votes had been recorded for the H»n. W. Bolleston, 403 for Mr A. Cox, and 20 for Mr F. Franks, and that the number of informal votes was 17. The total number of votes polled was 913. He then declared the Hon. W. Rolleston duly elected Member for Goraldine. Mr Bolleston m a short speech thanked the electors for the honor they had conferred npon him, and said he should not be doing bis duty if he did not express gratitude for the cordial manner m whioh be had been treated by his political opponents. The electors of Geraldine bad taken great interest m the contest, and the result of the election showed they were determined that the present system of education should remain intact, that the property tax was the right tax, and that the settlement of the land, m spite of monopolies, was for the oolony'a benrflt. Mr Rolleston also thanked the farmers who, m spite of the grain tariff, had voted m his favor, and stated that although he had' received the support of the Temperance Order, it had been given to him without any restrictions being imposed upon him, and he should therefore do ail be could to forward the came of the Order. In conclusion, he said that he was glad to notice that his strong opinions on the educatidn question bad not caused any religious rancor. (Loud cbeers.) Mr Oox thanked those wbo voted for him, and m doing so eaid he bad received more support than he had expected. Ho had had a strong man to oppose. He could assure them the close of the election found Mr Bolleston and himself as good friends as ever. (Cheers.) Mr Franks said that ho was very glad he was not at the head of the poll. As he had received so few votes, no one could say that be had, by oontesting the elention, prevented Mr Cox being eleoted. (Applause.) A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the Beturning Officer, on the motion of Mr Franks, seconded by Mr Rolleston, and the proceedings terminated. WAIMATE. The eleotion was carried out with great order and good humor at Waimate, the service* of a constable being scarcely required at either of the booths. The eleotors voted generally m the early part and middle of the day. The Beturning Officer (Mr Graham) presided at the County Chambers, and Mr Pennant, !~>eputy Beturning Officer, at the Courthouse. There was some exoitement amongst a number of persons assembled at the Courthouse after the olose of the polling. About seven o'olock the Beturning Officer announced the number of voles given for eaoh candidate at the two polling places m the town, and from Otaio, Makikibi and fit. Andrew*, and on hearing them there was great cheering. Mr Steward then addressed the eleotors, thanking them for the very great majority wi'h whioh they had returned him, and said that the returns not yet received conld not materially lessen the sub-tmtial majority m his favor. Mr Steward whs then conducted to the Royal Hotel by the crowd, and again addreiaed them amid great enthminm. Only two informal votes were recorded. Th« compete returns are as follows : — Polling flaoe. Stsward. Hayes. Black. W«in»te 853 121 9 Wsi'una 6 0 0 B-doliff 9 f 0 Pa-or« 0 4 0 Waihao School ... 40 4 0 Bt. Andrewg ... 46 17 0 Waihao Fork" ... 18 " J Ol«6 12 ? ? Makikibi 40 2 1 Hunter 14 2 0 Hook 19 I . 0 Station Peak ... 18 8 U> Hak«terame» ...2 1 * 6«9 171 22 Majority for Mr W. J. Steward, 898. The Returning Officer will deolarc the result of the poll at eleven o'olook to-morrow at the County Counoll Chamber*, Waimate. [By Tblbobaph.] Aucklaud, July 23. Sir Frederick Whitaker has given a legal opinion that tbe fact of the Kutnea polling booth not having been open will not invalidate tbe Waitemata election. For Rodnoy Moat has at present a majority over Wilson of 801. lhree small stations on Great Barrier Island have yet to Dome m. For Waitemata Hunt has at present a majority over Faroall of 420. Three small •Cations have yet to come io. WBtOTOTOK, July 28. The final remit of tbe Northern Maori eleotion shows a majority of 29 votes for Thai* Hakuene, Boturos tor the Boiler leat ate now complete, and give i— * O'Connor 610 Munro 529 Tor Inocgahua the oomplete returns are : — MtenUath 7*B Beeves 727 Complete returns for Wairarapa North are ■pw'in. ;■" Beetham »« MbA?dl«l ... ... ' ... 817 Majority for Beethaa 85. ,

Motueka, complete returns vow in — Hur.thouse 381 Kmt 360 Majority for Hursthouse 81. Awarua, otic small return to come— J'-yoe 437 McDonald 338 Kinroiß 92 Miichell ... 71 Hodgkinson 64 Cheisiohtjeoh, July 23. Tbe declaration of the poll at Christchurch North, Ohristohureh South, Heathoote, St. Albans, and Sydenham, took place at noon today, and passed oft quietly. The final .return of the Cheviot eleotion Lance 345 Gibson 312 Adams 162 Dunbdik, July 23. An influential meeting was held to-day to draw up and procure signatures to a request to Mr Dick to alter his publicly expressed decision to refuse a seat m tbe Legislative Council, m the event of his being at any time called. Soma thirty informal votes were given at tho Dunedin Central Election. A second sorutiny has not altered the result, a majority of three for Bradshaw. Matattba, July 23. The Mataura complete returns are : — Richardson 498 McKenzie 829 [From the Timabu Heeaxd, July 25.1 TIMAHU. The oflioial declaration of the result of the poil for the election of a representative for tbe Timaru electoral district took place at the Courthouse, the principal polling place, at noon yesterday. Between four and fire hundred persons were pre§ent. Mr T. Howley, Substitute Returning Officer, nppeared at the appointed time, a -d declared tho result to be (as previously publinhed), lor Mr Turnbull 499 votes j for Mr Kerr 331, majority for Air Turnbull 168. He declared Mr Turnbull duly elected a tnouibor of thn House of Representatives for tho electoral district of Tirrmru. He then said that he had beard it suggested m tbe 'own that some one had voted twioo at the election. No suoh thing had occurred. The rolls had been gone through very carefully, ar.d be could confidently state that no on>had vited a second time. (This statement elicited tokens of satisfaction from the assemblage) Mr Turnbull thon came forward and expressed hia gratitude to bin supporters for being placed m the honorable position he occupied. He did not look upon it as his victory, but us the victory of the people. In conducting the eleotion he had trusted to the ballot-box entirely, and had not a*ked a single man for hi* vote ; he bad no Committee, and the only effort he had made was mnde on the day of the election, when they would have thought him a craven if he had failed to exert himself on that ocoaaion, when so many others were exerting themselves for him. He was much pleased to see so much interest shown m the struggle by tbe rising generation, the more so becauso many of the older ones knew the evils that had resulted m tbe Old Country m the days of open voting, and they could explain to the younger ppople the advantage they possessed m the ballot-box. He referred to a particular ca«e of persecution of a man nt. Home, m 1818, because be by mistake voted for the wrong candidate. If ho had lost this eleotion it would have been null and void, forth» amount of coerciou and intimidation that had been used was something beyond what he could have imagined m such a place as Timaru. (Laughter.) The ooflrcion they had resisted would have disgraced the worse dnys of borough-mongering. (Sensation.) He hoped that all oanrassing would be made an illegal practice, and he warned them against telling any man how they were going to vote, as an ill-advised declaration might bring persecution upon them Both sides had exerted themselves to the utmost, and the consequence was the other side had got a most severe drubbing. It was all very well for them to say they had not. got their men on the roll ; neither were all his friends on the roll. Now that the election was over they could again register their votes ; when 100 new name- had been given m a now roll would be printed, and he hoped to see two new rolls issued before he came back from Wellington. He also hoped to see a Liberal paper started m the place. (Applause.) Two or three had promised £100 eaoh, they would have able contributors, and he hoped to ccc it soon established, under an able directory, ably conduoted and well supported. He hoped also that they would support the Political Reform Association, and he would take care to send tbe Association oopies of every Parliamentary paper and a doz«n oopies of Samard, so that they would be well posted up m the proceedings of Parliament, and be able to refute false charges so often made against him. He was obarged with being an obstructionist.. Why, they would not find him making a speeoh occupying more than two columns of Mansard, except it might bo once m eaoh senion. He was no longer a young mßn, and this might be tbe lasi session be would sit m the House. Lot them then place their names on the roll, and select a man tbpy would have entire confidence m to succeed bim ; so long as he was there he would serve them with the best powers sad energies he possessed. If his opponents had denied, or bad refuted m tbe papers the statement he had made that two millions a year were oent out of the country, never to return, he would bare looked upon it with admiration i but they never attempted to refute it, never showed an argument 1 gains! it. He wns about 33 short of the majority lie exported — (laughter) — he expected at least 200 ; ho knew his men were like rocks, nut to be turned, anrl he bad implicit faith m the ballot-box. The re«ult of this election would strengthen tbe hands of the Liberal memb. r< all over tho country. As soon as he returned from Wellington, he would meet them again and lay before them every line be had taken, and if there was a majority of ev«n one among bis supporters who were dissatisfied with him, he would place his resignation m their hands. If he lost their confidence, political existence would be worthless. He hoped they would find him doing bis duty, and ho would see that they did theirs. He would see that they were put on the roll, that they were keptposted up m political affairs, and that every member of tho Association should be made conversant with publio affairs, so that wben any of them was oalied upon to succeed him, tboy would bo prepared for their work. Mr Lukay : How are we to stop on the roll when once on it P Mr Turnbull : You oan always have aooess to the roll, and if your name is not on, it is a very easy matter to got it put on. Mr Lukey : Lois of names that have been on for years have been struok oS this time. Mr Turobull said ho was not aware of that. Mr Kerr then came forward. He appeared on this occasion as the defeatod candidate, but he thought he ocoupird a more honorable position tban the candidate eleoted — (No, no. and groans) — for the simple reason that he came forward as the Liberal candidate, he placed liberal views before them, explained every point of the policy he would nave adopted if elected, and bad not pandered to any particular oleotor or to any seotion of electors. If he bad particularly wished to be eleoted, if he bad promised "Everything 1 Everything 1 " if be had begged and prayed them to give bim their votes, he would have been m a very different position. Mr Turnbull bad a majority of 188. That meant that if he (Mr Kerr) had polled 85 more he would have been at tho top of the poll. He could have secured 100 more if he had prostituted hit political opinions m order to get them. (No, no, and groanti.) He would novor do that. All he had done had been straightforward and honorable, and be had not used tbe slightest personality towards Mr Turnbull or bis supporters. (Bxpressiont of dissent.) This eleotion had been a vory serious eleotinn for the Liberal cause m New Zealand. Where were the stonewallers P Only two of them had been returned — Mr Tnrnbull for Timaru, and Mr Seddon for Knnsara. Sheehan, Fish, Bracken, Ivess, Feldwiok and a number of others had been put aride, relegated to private life, and the rankest Conservative Parliament that ever sat m New Zealand had been returned, simply because the extremist* had made themsolves obnoxious, and tbe people had risen against them en nasee and put them down. It was tbe 'duty of tho people to return Liberal oandidaiof, bat not Bodioalv-not moo who

would disgrace the Parliament, and when they come forward aa candidates disgraced the community. That was the case here. (Dissen'.) He was beaten, but no one could take a beating better than he could. (Applause.) He had attained the object be bad m. view, which was to show the poli'io position of the country, and to give them an insight into the different political questions, a thing whioh was never done by the present member for Timaru. (Laughter). On every occasion on which he spoke, Mr TurobuU delivered a harangue upon some side issue, raving about "The People! The People! The People ! " (Groans). If he were never eleoted for any constituency, he would never pander to one section more than another. He thought he had now said as muoh as was necessary. (A Voice: A jolly subt more.) He had fought the election fairly, and he would conclude by saying that if he lived he would 6ght it again. (Applause.) He thanked those who had supported him this time, next time the rerult would probably be different. A number o£ Mr Turnbull's leading supporters had told him that if they had not promised their voles to MrTumbull they would have supported him. (Mr Turobull : I never asked a single man for bis vote.) He (Mr Eerr) had aeked for votes, and would ask for votes. He was not a hypocrite und did not tell them there that he bad not a;ked for vote* after going round the town distributing bills and copies of speeches. (Applause.) Mr Tprnbull then moved a vote of thanks to the Beturning Officer, and remarked thai if anything could have given them confidence m the bnllot, it was the way m which he had conducted the election. Mr Eerr seconded the motion ; Mr Howley briefly acknowledged the compliment. The meeting, whioh had been moit orderly, gave cheers for the Returning Officer, and the candidates, and the proceedings terminated.

[By Telegraph.] Auokla.hi>, July 24. Mr 81»man, Beturning Officer for Waitemata, goes to Kumera to investigate the cause of the polling station not. being open. Wbllihqton, July 24. There are rumors current, that one or two of the seats m the Wellington district are likely to be further contested before au eloe tion court, on the ground of the results having been determined by the use of corrupt practices. The final result of the Buller election is : — O'Connor 615 Murro ... 637 Majority for O'Connor ... 78 Waitemata, July 24. ! The election returns for Waitemata aro complete : — Hurst 647 Farrall 178 Majority for Hur*t ... 476 Palmkbbton North, July 24. Mr Burr has withdrawn the information laid by him against Mr Fraser and others for a breach of tbe Corrupt Practices Act. In a letter to tho Timet he apologue* to Mr Fraser. and Hayes bis informant confessed he had been playing a joke. Gbetmottth, July 24. Tbe complete returns for the Qreymouth seat are — Guinness 843 Petrie 610 Majority for Guinness ... 238 Oahabtj, July 24. At the declaration of the poll at Oamaru to-day, the numbers were unaltered. Mr Shrimiki has given half of his honorarium to public objects. Dfhbdih, July 24. The official declaration of tho poll for Danedin and the suburban districts took place to-day. Thero was no change m the Bgures. Mr Bracken mentioned that he was likely to take up bis residence m Wellington. [From tho TniABT? Hebald, July 26.] GLADSTONE. The official declaration of the result of the poll for tbeGlndstone election was made on Friday at the N.Z.M.P. Company's offices. Washdyke. There wore very few persons present, the majority of whom were from Timaru. Mr F. W. Stubbs announced the result of the poll (an previously given) to be — J. H.Sutter 282 P. And-rson 134 J. M. Twoniey 129 S. Morris „, „, ... 5 Informal votes ... ... 4 He therefore drolarerl Mr butter duly elected to the House of Repretentitivea for the electoral district of Gladstone. WAIMATB. Tho Returning Officer (Mr G. H. Graham) attended at the County Chambers on Friday, m accordance with a previous announcement, ti declare the result of the poll for the Waimafo electoral district. There were about sixty persons present. The total number of votes for eaoh oandidate be declared to be — Blank 22 Hayes 171 Steward 569 Of the latter two votes were disallowed, to that the total number of votes, less the two disallowed votes, was 667. Mr Bteward wa> therefore declared duly elected as member for Waimate. [By TBL'EGBArH.I Auckland, Jolv 26. At the declaration of the City We«t poll, a telegram was reneived from Mr Dargaville congratulating the people on their triumph overospital. Mr SwanßOn said mMr Dargnville they had a better looking representative, bat he questioned if Mr Dargaville had the will or the power to serve thorn as well as be would have done. Auckland, July 26. The declaration of tbe p 'II for Parnell, City North, and Newton, passed off quietly, no interest being manifested. WAMGAmnr, July 26. At the official declaration of the poll to-day, there was no alteration m the numbers. Mr Ballance thanked the electors for his return, and said that he would go to Wellington feeling that he had the good feeling of the majority of the e'eotors. Tbe other candidates were not present. Weuwqton, July 26. Tho declaration of the poll for Te Aro, Bouth Wellington, and Hutt, ehov/ed no alteration. Tbe Rangit.ikol declaration was— Bruce, 687; Slovens, 490. For Greymouth there is no alteration. July 27. The Paikakariki returns m connection with the Foxton election have been fonnd, and sent on to the chief Beturning Officer at Foxton, where a scrutiny will be made. Including this last return Mr Wilson has a majority of one, but the declaration will not bo made until after the scrutiny has taken plaoe. Telegrams received state that Mr Taiaroa is elected for the Southern Maori District, and Mr Wipero for the Eastern Maori Distriot. Napibb, July 23. At the declaration of the poll to-day there were no alterations m the numbers. Messrs Ormond and Sheeban briefly thanked the eleotors. The Chairman of Mr Ormond's Committee called for three cheers for Mr Sheehan, aud a similnr oompliment was paid i to Mr Ormond by the other side. Wblunqtok, June 28. The following are the numbers for the Southern Maori election :— Taiaroa 231 Eabu 134 For the Eastern Maori district : — Wipere 802 James Carroll 779 Henare Tomoana 616 Western Maori district :— Tepuke Teo 866 Meiha Eopa Taitoko ... 289 Moha Wirinui Te Wheoro ... 165 Wetere Terenga .., ... 141 Henhorn Kaihau 137 Meta Earaka Ngutjpore ... 180 Hamira Uangakshia , 185

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ELECTION OF MEMBERS FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES., Timaru Herald, Volume XL, Issue 3086, 14 August 1884

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ELECTION OF MEMBERS FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Timaru Herald, Volume XL, Issue 3086, 14 August 1884

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