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THE SECOND BALLOT.

MR EL H. TAYLOR, HEAD® THE

POLL.

RETURNED BY SI^BSTAINIIiA L

MAJORITY.

Yesterday the second ballot in, connection, with, the 'bye-e.le.etion for Thames, rendered necessary by the retirement of the Hon. J. McGowan, was held and 1 excited considerably, interest, a« the number of votes- poUed was greater tl^an the> number : recorded' at the first poll, w'hieri fivi candidates stood. The election" which was between Messrs EL HI Taylor and W. H. Lucas, was contested in the beat possible terms, and it was gener ally anticipated that dose polling would be recorded. 'At Thames, however, Mr Taylor secured, a large majority of the votes, and though M,i Lucas polled well- the lead that Mv Taylor secured at Thames proper was suelu as to mails c his election, secure Mr Lucas polled well at Ooromandvl and the outlying portions of the electorate, and secured a majority at the greater portion of the polling places in the district, though the large majorities secured: at Thames by Mr Taylor practically assured his return. The complete returns were not avaiiaible last night and when our electric light, display ended Mr Taylor was. leading by 519, the figures flhiem 'being Taylor 2188, Luicas 1669. The districts from which: the returns were not to hand were Kennedy's- Bay, Stoney Greek, CSDainpion Mines, Tererenga, Port Jackson, Owera, Whangamata, Eapowai, and Otam'a'kaitlai. At all of these outlying portions of the electorate, with, thie exception of Whangamata, Mir. Lucas secured a majority, j The total returns, with tfhe polling from all the polling booths in, are - as uhdeir:— j Taylor ((jrovernffn©nt) 2241 Lucas (Government) 17 7<i Majority for Taylor ............ 465

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THE SECOND BALLOT., Thames Star, Volume XLV, Issue 10633, 5 February 1909

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THE SECOND BALLOT. Thames Star, Volume XLV, Issue 10633, 5 February 1909

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