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SUCCESS OF GOVERNMENT CANDIDATES.

MR E. H. TAYLOR-TOPS THE

POLL.

SJECO^ID R'AiLLOT BiErTWEBX' MiESS'RS TIA.YLOR AND LUOAS

.SIEK.IT IHU'RSIDIAy.

The polling for the bye-election, caused 'by the resignation of the Hou. J. McfGowan, whom all will regret to leato has 'been incapacitated through indisposition, took place yesterday, and exoited considerable interest. Five gentlemen stood, Messrs Lucas (the selected Government candidate), Taylor, and Rhodes (Government supporters), Ha&eiden the selected ppposition candidate) and D'eeble (who stood as an Opposition! candidate at Thames. The poiViig was not heavy until the afternoon, when, tha officers at the various booths wens kept busy. The election was ooaduoted on friendly lines, and tha utmost order prevailed.

The arrangemtents made by Mr. W. Potts, the retitenanlg officer, were amiple, 'and the result was that the 1 re was no discomfort. Votes were recorded without amy difficulty, and ths results wefe anmounoed with aoaneinlable promijDtnese. At Thames Mr iTaylor geaured the 'best support; Mr iLueas also polled well generally, and Mir Rhodes had the bulk of the Coromaoidel vote,

. It had been amungied that the results would as usual 'be displayed on a screen outside the Advertiser and Staa* Office, but unfortunately aviolent gale, whioh lasted only a few minutes, though the weatner was wet anidl unfavourable, tore the canvas from the wooden, frame, amd the re>-

suits had to be shown om a much gmailleiri space. ,'ECowever it was the bast thait could be done under the circumstances, and given belter weather the details of the Second Ballot, on Thursday next, February 4th, will be displayed to better advantage.

There was considerable . enithuaiasni as. the results of the 'polling were shown, and as stated considerable :n----tereet was maniifested in the election. The i-esulti of the poll is that ai seoooid ballot, will require to 1 c takemi 'nert Thua-sday, Messrs Taylor a,nd Lucas being the contestants.

Folloiwing are the complete results of the polling to hand:

The totals aiia as Hinder, th& pnJr change being that Mi" Deeble has displaced Mr ithodes for third place: Taylor 1305 iLiuca« 853 Deeble 573 Rhodes 565 Haseßm 493

2 'CD § ■ 3 fl 3 3ourt House No. 1 22 29 94 3ourt House No. 2 13 22 72 Dourt House No. 3 17 17 56 Central Hall No. 1 64 66 85 Central Hall No. 2 32 25 58 Protestant Alliance Hall .. .. .. 33 17 65 Doromandel No. 1 34 6 37 3oromandel No. 2 14 8 13 Parawai „ .. 17 25 24 Kopu 17 21 7 ECauaeranga .... 3 1 28 Puriri 5 18 11 3mahu ; 3 22 13 Elikutaia .. .. 6 17 25 Furua 3 37 8 LTppev Landing .. 2 15 2 Eaixua 20 1 35 Mercury Bay.. .. 47 18 26 Seavesville .... 22 2 3 Broken Hill .... 3 4 6 Waiomo 24 6 C BZuaotunu .. .. 15 6 ■ 3 Matatoke .... 0 34 11 rapu 16 .8 8 Driving Creek .. 21 15 29 Port Charles .... 5 0 2 Wilson's Bay ... 15 0 0 Kennedy Bay ..00 1 Cabbage Bay .. 17 5 19 3-umtown .... 4 14 26 stoney Creek ...21 2 5 Eararu....... .. 25 20 23 Fererenga .... 8 4 "2 Port Jackson ..l 2 0 17 3wera 8 4 1 Whangainata .. l o 10 Kapowai .... 3 3 14 JJiumpion Mines .. 4 1 6 Otam&tekee .... 8 1 2 M S" M H 12 165 8 80 3 105 11 262 9 149 10 108 152 10 69 4 7 122 4 15 0 3 7 22 0 16 1 4 3 23 23 4 6 10 46 9 6 8 35 26 0 29 28 13 6 16 4 9 52 5 8 8 4 0 6 0 17 0 2 3 5 1 3 G8 4 0 2 0 4 2 1 2 2 4 4 8 1 0

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SUCCESS OF GOVERNMENT CANDIDATES., Thames Star, Volume XLV, Issue 10627, 29 January 1909

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SUCCESS OF GOVERNMENT CANDIDATES. Thames Star, Volume XLV, Issue 10627, 29 January 1909

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