/ ..~-_^ I The declaration of the po 1 ' of yesterday's election took placo this morning, at the City t 'ouuciU Jhambors. Very littlo interest seemed to be taken in tbe result, and at noon only about 50 persons wore present. Punctually at 12 o'clock Mr G. L. Lee, Returning Officer, appeared on tho verandah, and stated tho result of tlio po» ; ng to bo as follows :— * Fredk. Jenkins 533 Wm. Clifford 49 1, Berry Cass ... 419 Reuben Biustead 355 Wm. Tremayno ... ... 3M John Barrett ... 270 He (Mr Lee) had thoreforo to declare the first five candidates duly elected to serve as Councillors for tho City. Mr Jenkins, who was received with applause, thanked the citizens for tho honour thoy had done him in placing him at the head of tho poll. Ho was not going to mako a long speech, but he would promise to do his hest to advance tho interests of tho Oity. (Applause.) Mr Clifford was nofc present. Mr Cuss desired to thank the burgesses for their confidence, and would do his best to deserve the honour they had conferred upon him. He trusted that tho meetings of the CouncU would be carried on in such a manuer as to command tho respect of the citizens. He did not show higher on the poll than he expected, and in again thanking fcham, hoped his efforts would meet wifch tho approval of the ratepayers. (Applause). ■ Mr Binsfcead had expressed himsolf perfectly satisfied with tho result of tho last election, and would say that he was equally satisfied with tho result of the present ono. Sometimes ho was in the habit of saying as much as ho could, bub now ho would say as little as possible. He hoped the ratepayers would nofc regret their confidence, and while in tho Council he would always endeavour to do his duty. (Applause.) Mr Tremayno thanked thorn for tho honour thoy had done him. Ho hoped the Council would work amicably together, and his endeavour always would bo to do his duty to the brethren— (laughter and applause)— Citizens for their confidence. Ho would go into the Council and do what ho could for the city, and at the close of his time ho hoped ih *Z -would never repent whafc they had done. Mr Jenkins moved a vote of thanks to tho Returning Officer, which waa seconded by Mr Cass, and carried with applause. Mr Lee, in replying, thanked the voters, He was sorry to havo deemed it prudent to keep fchem in suspense as to tho result, but from what took place at tiie last election, ho had determined to do his best to prevent a repetition of such a scandalous scone, which was a disgrace to fcho city. (Loud cheera.) lhere was no reason why tho poll should not havo been declared before, and ho hoped thafc at all future elections the declaration would bo conducted in a similar mannor to the present one. (Cheers.) J?^' xs concluded tlie proceedings.
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MUNICIPAL ELECTION., Star, Issue 3277, 8 October 1878
MUNICIPAL ELECTION. Star, Issue 3277, 8 October 1878
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