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Tbe offloial declaration of the poll for Pareora electorate took place at the Courthouse, Temuka, at noon to-day. About 100 electors including ladies were present. Mr W. W. Stubbs declared the official numberto be Flatman 1594 Bhodes 1377 Majority 217 and deolared Mr F. W. Flatman duly elected. Mr Flatman thanked the electors for placing him at the head of tho poll. Ho was aware that bis position there wai not due solely to his own good qualities, but to the general popularity of the Government. He thanked his women frienda especially for the way in which they bad supported bim* He congratulated both parties upon tho manner in wbioh the eleotion had beeaoonduoted, and moved a vote of thanks to tbe Beturning Officer. Mr A. W. (___., in teconding the motion, apologised for the absence of Mr A. 29. G. tthodei. Do thanked the latter'a supporters for their energetic work throughout the campaign, and the victors for the courteous treat* ment accorded to Mr Rhodes and hiß friends. He, of course, regretted the result, but felt no shame at being beaten by eo creditable a foe, and only hoped the eleotion would be fought again between tbe same combatants. Tbe vote of thanks was carried, and Mr Mr Gaze called for three cheers for Mr Flat man which were given heartily. A similar compliment was paid to Mr Bhodes, Mr Flat man leading the way. At the close of Mr Flat man's address, he was the recipient of quite a bucketful of roaos pelted at him by his lady admirers. Mr J. M. Twoa_oy, for whom there were loud calls, said that he was in receipt of a telegram from the Hon. Mr B. Seddon, congratulating lhe ladies upon the victor; they had won for the Liberal cause, and he on behalf of that party thanked them for their services. Several other prominent partisans were then called for but appeals were in vain, and tbo proceedings terminated, Bv PBLsaßAri..) AUCKLAND. Novbmbbb 80. Hone Heko Poata, Uruamo Epairaimai and Te Kapa, are the Native candidates for the Northern Maori electorate. NAPIEB, Novbmbbb 30. Wi Pere, Mangakolau Tuiarangi, Henare Tomoana, aad Heuheu, have been nominated for the East Coast. saw PLYMOUTH, Novbmbbb 30. Ail returns are now in for New Plymouth, which give the totals -Smith 1782, Trimble 1289, Price 163. WELLINGTON, Novbmbbb 30. In an interview Sir Bobert Stout said the reeuit of tbe election waa what be had predicted : — First, that the women's vote would be Democratic ; seoond, tbat women would not deolare against tbe secular education pystem ; third, that women would declare for the dir ct roto. He said the majority of the new Parliament have pronounced em* phatioally against the Alooholio Liquor Sale Control Aot of last session, and the' principle of direct veto must be aooepted, or else the minority must face tho alternative of a ooali tion with the Opposition. Direot Vtto supporters are set down at 44 —North Island 16, South Island 28. The Buller complete returns give MoKenzie a majority of 216 over O'Connor. To rough a mistake in addition by the Beturning Offioer, Mr Vogel's total was not given correetly. He polled 3608. 137 electoral rights wero issued to seamen, and inoluding these the correct totals for the Wellington election ace : — Stout 6218 Bell 6773 Duthie 4842 McDonald 3865 Fraser 3729 Vogel 3608 MoLean 3440 Fisher 2385 Dwau 1158 Travers 1093 Of 16.497 .lectors on the roll 13,306 recorded their votes. Tbere were 147 informal principally through not striking out sufficient names In oheckiog the rolla up to the presant several instances of dual voting have been detected. The Trades aud Labour Council have sent a telegram to the Dunedin Council, congratulating thoni on the result of the election. OHRISTOHUROH, Novbmbbb 30. Tbe fallowing bave been nominated for the Southern Maori electoral district : —Tame Par,ita (tho Uto member), and Teoti Pita Mutu The following are the offloial numbers for the Christchurch eleotion : — W P Beeves 6442 Q- J Smith 4510 W W Collins 3875 J_ Sandford 3594 J O'Bryan Hoare „, ... 3098 C H Bradbury 2937 RM Taylor 2037 W Hoban ... 1916 M Davio 1846 J S Kvison 1753 B George 1647 INViIBOARGILL, Povembeb 30. The Hon Mr Richardson's defeat at Mataura is attributed to want of organisation. Mr Richardson himself thinks tbat the women ot Gore were the cause. In the vicinity of " unemployed " works tbe Government candidate got 57 voteß to 15 for tbe other candidate.

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THE GENERAL ELECTION., Timaru Herald, Volume LV, Issue 5828, 1 December 1893

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THE GENERAL ELECTION. Timaru Herald, Volume LV, Issue 5828, 1 December 1893