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BOROUGH ELECTIONS.

o A good deal of interest was taken m yesterday's ward elections, the results of which are as follows:— North-East WardJ. S. Keith ... 161 J.J. Grandi 133 South-Eaßt Ward— C. N. Macintosh 62 J. Burford 51 South-West Ward— T. Hawkey ... 37 J. Delauey ... 31 The Returning Officer, Mr E. H. Lough, declared the results at the respective polling bootb3, commencing at the Council Chambers (North-East Ward), where the elected and rejected candidates returned thanks to the electors. At the Courthouse (SouthEast Ward), Mr Macintosh thanked the electors, and hoped that he would be found filling the position creditably. Mr Burford thanked those who had voted for him, and also those who had voted against him. He had been a councillor for nine years, and if his. successor followed m his footsteps he would never grumble at being put out. And he had given him a few lessons that day. At the Catholic boys' school (South-West Ward) Mr Hawkey simply proposed a vote of thanks to the returniug officer. Mr Delaney thanked his supporters, and remarked that Mr Hawkey, by forgetting to thank his supportprs, had not improved his chances at the next election. He then went on to make some rather personal remarks about certain supporters of his opponent, especially a man for whom he claimed to have specially exerted himself as a councillor. He reminded the ratepayers that he had been m the Council 14 years, and he felt that by his defeat he was relieved of a certain amount of responsibility. There were calls for Mr Hawkey, and he came forward and thanked the electors who had voted for him. He would do his level best for the ward, and he hoped his services would command their approval, and that at the end of his term the rate : payers would not have found reason to regret their choice. The Returning Officer, acknowledged the votes of thanks proposed to him. A small body of electors followed the Returning Officer round the booths, and increasing m numbers, there were about 50 present at the Catholic boys' schoolroom. There was a threat of a disturbance here, some rough language being used by a few persons for a minute or two. {By Telegraph.) ASHBURTON, September 10. At the municipal elections to-day the polling was the heaviest on record for the borough. The following are the results : -W. H. Collins, 223 ; E. J. Paul, 214; John Orr, 200. The unsuccessful candidates were — Davis, 133 ; Pauling, 130 ; Wilson, 118 ; Andrews, 76.

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BOROUGH ELECTIONS., Timaru Herald, Volume LX, Issue 2184, 11 September 1896

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BOROUGH ELECTIONS. Timaru Herald, Volume LX, Issue 2184, 11 September 1896

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