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THE GENERAL ELECTIONS.

BANGITATA. After the close of the poll in the Geraldine township (the principal polling place for the electorate) a scene of great lawlessness prevailed. Botten eggs were thrown about, the air for some timo being of a most offensive odour, and ilour ocattered in the vicinity ot the courthouse, which was the centro of attraction for the tinie being, a large crowd being assembled outeide waiting to hoar tho results of the poll from other places. Ab such a condition of things was expected, most of those present wore clothes they did not care much about, and consequently, when a pocket of flour wont through the air straight home, it was received genorally with the utmost good humour, with a few exceptions. On it becoming - known that Mr S. Buiton had a majority, ho was hoisted shoulder high and carried round the township amidst the cheers ot his friends. Ae some discrepancies occurred, naturally enough, in the published return in ouv iaaue of yesterday, we give below a corrected statement : — S B eo c 5 6 at .5 3 £ S n-g di pq p3 fn g Gcraldino ... 146 135 5 3 Rangitata ... 22 27 1 0 Winslow ... 121 72 0 6 Woodburv ... U 2i 0 0 Pool Forest... 22 23 1 0 Orari ... 27 31 0 2 Milford ... 86 69 0 0 Pendavves ... 41 21 0 1 Senficld ... 19 11 0 0 Chertsey .. 41 41 1 0 Wukanai ... 47 60 0 2 Fleinington... 69 58 0 0 Lismoro ... 28 86 1 0 Totals ... 653 60S 8 U Tho result of the poll will he officially de« elired to-day at noon, at tho Courthouse, Gcraldino. Very great dissatisfaction was expressed throughout tho day at the compilation of the roll. Soveral persons whoso uaraos appeared on the roll, on presenting themselves for tho purpoße of voting, woro told their names were not on tho roll, and had to rotire, "uttering oursos not loud butdoep." That great injustice has been done to many of the electors through the rogittrar of electors for the district rovisinf» tho publishod roll, und no opportunity boing afforded tho electora to porueu tho suuie prior lo the polling duy, there cau bo no doubt,

(By Telegraph.) The following are the correct returns : — BAY OF ISLANDS. Hobba 671 Lundon ... 521 WAIKATO. Whyte 678 Busgell 524 EAST COAST. Graham ... 746 MoDonald 586 Gannon 320 EGMONT ELECTION. Atkinson , 710 McGuire 632 WAITOTARA ELECTION. Hutchison 620 Bryce 575 Morgan 31 Throe returns are to come in but cannot affect the result. COROMANDBL. Cad man 609 McKay 461 Thore are three returns to come in. Cadinan will probably have the majority. GISBOBNE. The East Coast oleotion resulted as follows : Graham 725 MoDonald 560 Gannon 300 (One return to come in.) NEW PLYMOUTH. The New Plymouth complete returns aro to hand and give Samuel 639 Smith 275 Dockerill 126 TARANAKI. Tho Taranaki electorate complete returns giro Marchaot 382 Elliott 336 Trimble 263 Kelly 70 The proceedings at both places passed off quietly. HAWKES BAY. Russell 927 Desmond 531 One mail return is to come in but it will not affect the result. WAIBABAPA. Buchanan^ 056 Bunny 828 MASTERTON. The Masterton complete returns show : — Beetham 783 Hogg 503 Hawkins 319 WfiSTPOBT. Westport returns received up to 12.30 p.m. giro O'Conor a majority of 88. Other returns will swell it. FOXTON. Wilson 604 Thyne 121 Sanson 110 NELSON. Mr Kerr hs3 telegraphed to Sir Robert Stout asking him if ha would accept the Motuela scat, feeling sure that his constitnenta would agree to it. BLENHEIM. There is great excitement over ths election, and there was the largest voting in Blenheim ever recorded. Up to near midnight the JEx/ress office was beaeiged with enquirers. Between 7 and 9 o'clock a dense crowd of people was outside the office eagerly looking ont for tho returns which were posted up at the Express office as they came in. The following returns were to hand last night for Wairau: — Dodson. Henderson. Maealister. Blenheim ... 325 353 231 Marlborough Town ... 8S 46 18 Benwick ... 35 41 46 Kekeranga ... 24 1 8 Starborough 7 7 3 Blairitch ... 22 2 4 WairauValley 25 17 10 There is only one other return to come in from Langridge, but only 20 or 30 votes are likely to be recorded there. Dodson has a majority of 84 so far and it is not likely to be altered by the other return. WAIMEA-PICTON. Complete t.nd show Seymour 446 Harkness 444 Mills -U5 A good many returns aro not yet to hand from Waimea-Picton, but private telegrams give Seymour a majority of 2. The following return* are to hand so far: — Seymour. Mills. Harknes3. Tuamarina ... 106 31 23 Havelock 26 100 14 Hope 1 2 96 Picton ... .:. 145 7 15 Bishopdale, Wakapuaka,andStoke 18 159 101 A private telegram just recoived from Picton gives the total returns as follows : — Seymour ... ... ... 446 Harkness 444 Mills 415 Thero was great excitement over the results. KAIAPOI. Bicbardson 697 Moore 581 CHEVIOT. Lance ••■ 626 Macfarlane 339 Two returos are to come in. LINCOLN. O'Callaghao 643 Saunders 551 Enys 125 One return is to come in. HOKITIKA. So far the returns for Hokitika are :— Grimmond 731 Bevan 571 A few other returns to come in from the South cannot alter the result. A3HBORTON. Walker 878 Purnell 323 WAIMATB. Steward ... 653 Manchester 196 Clarke 38 TUAPEKA. Brown 490 Bennett 447 Majority 329 MOUNT IDA. Mackenzie 654 Hodge 323 Some returns are yet to come, but cannot affect the result. Captain Movkenzio was returned by three rotes for Wakaia. MATAUBA. Totals for the Hat aura district : — Richardson ... 531 Mclntosh 40-1 WALLACE. Hodgkinson ... ... ... 440 Hirst 434 Mclntyre 308 Daniels 40 IWTEBCABGILL. Cowan has been returned by a majority of 44 for Hokonui. Richardson is 163 ahead for Mataura and the further returns cannot alter the result. WELLINGTON, Sbpt. 27. With regard k> the Waitotara election, there are two polling places np country two days' journey away, and complete returns aro not expected till to-morrow. The voters thore are thought to be mostly Mr Hulchinson's supporters. Returns still keep pouring in from returning officers, many of whom did not band in their returns yesterday, and thug rendered it impossible to give the full results «f the elections. NELSON, Sept. 27. The- great excitement which prevailed yesterday in reaped to the election has given place to-day to a fecling.of general regret and depression consequent on tbe report that Sir Boberfc Stout is not returned. Mr John Kerr, who was elected tot Motuela by a substantial majority, telegraphed to-day asking whether Sir Robert wonld accept hi3 scat, but he hns received a rep'y as follows : — " First, congratulations on your success; second, many thanks to Nelson psoplo and to yourself, but I will not accept any othoi teat." OHBISTCHURCH, Sbpx. 27. All tho Miniators aro expected to asscmblo in Wellington by tho end of tho week, when they will consider what acliou th*y will take ia regard lo their position..

DUNEDIN, Sept. 27. Dr Fitchelt wrote to Sir Robert Stout this morning offering, by conßent of his supporters, to resign bis seat for Dunedin Central with a view to tho election of the Premier, but Sir Robert declined. A meeting was held in the afternoon to tako steps to induce Sir Robert to reconsider his decision not to reenter public life. A committee was appointed to get a petition signed asking him to consider his decision.

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THE GENERAL ELECTIONS., Timaru Herald, Volume XLV, Issue 4048, 28 September 1887

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THE GENERAL ELECTIONS. Timaru Herald, Volume XLV, Issue 4048, 28 September 1887

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