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CANTERBURY ELECTORATES.

OHBISTOHUROH NORTH. H. Thomson 577 8. P. Andrews ... 466 Majority for Thomson 11l OHRISTCHUROH SOUTH. J. Holmes 673 J. Anderson 560 Majority for Holmes 113

HEATHCOTE. The interest whioh had been awakened in the Heathcote district by the appearance of a third candidate in the field almost at the eleventh hour, was not suffered to flag on tho day of polling. All through the day the Ferry road was thronged with persons, gathered round the Oddfellows' Hall—tbe principal polling place—and vehicles were freely employed in bringing electors from a distance to enable them to record their votes. Mr Wynn Williams had Committeerooms opposite the Hall, but those of the other candidates were conspicuous by their absence. The proceedings were conducted in a very orderly manner throughout the day, but at the time of closing the poll Borne disturbance occurred on account of a number of electors having congregated in the lobby shortly after 5 o'clock ; and when the hour of closing arrived and their votes had not been reaorded, they manifested a somewhat forcible unwillingness to loave the building until the assistance of a constable was called in. The official declaration of the poll will be made at noon to-day, but the result as unofficially made known to us was as follows : —

LYTTKLTON. Very little business was done in Port yesterday, the election proving too great an object of interest. From the time the poll opened at the Colonists' Hall numerous vehioles wero to be seen about the town ready to convey voterß to the polling booth, and the friends of the different candidates were early on the scene, making every endeavour to Booure the return of their particular man. The proceedings, notwithstanding the interest that was taken in the election in consequence of the expectation of a close contest, were oonduoted in a moat orderly and good humoured manner throughout the whole day. There was a noticeable absence of the usual posters soliciting voters to poll "early for such and such a candidate, and had it not been for the little knots of people gathered' together here and thero about the town, a stranger would hardly have known that anything like a great election was taking place. The candidates themselves wore to the fore during the day, and the supporters of each worked hard in their interest. The railway hands were wisely allowed to leave their work to go and record their votes, so that there was no great rush at the polling booth between 12 and 1. A large number of votes were recorded after 5 o'clock, and from the time of the closing of the poll until the result waß made known, a largo number of people were congregated at the end of London Btreet all anxious to hear the result, which waß as follows: — H. Allwright 259 E.Richardson 243 S.B.Webb ... 246 Majority for Allwright 11 ASHLEY. W. F. Pearson ' 385 J. Guild 202 M. Dixon 158 J. A. Cunningham 104 W.Patterson 8 Majority for Pearson 183 KAIAPOI. The election proceedings were very quiet at Rangiora. At Kaiapoi, when tbe decision was made public, there was a great uproar, and Hour bags were used in profusion. Mr Isaac Wilson was drawn home by tho crowd in a buggy. The following are the returns :—

WAKANUI. Immense interest was felt in this election by tho whole community, and tho day wai little else than a general holiday. Everj kind of conveyance tbat could possibly bf ÜBed for tho speedy carriage of voters wsi made use of, and tbe supporters of all three candidates wero very energetio in bringing electors to the poll. There are 1274 elector* on the roll, and out of that number 964 voted. 'Ihe candidates themselves worked pretty hard, Mr Ivessdevoting mostof his time to Rakaia, where his cause, as tho voting shows was weakest, and Mr Wason's strongest. Tin weather was superb. A special train brought up a number of Christchurch voters, whe polled at the Rakaia. Mr Wason has £ majority of four votos, and the poll will b< declared to-morrow, at tho Saleyards booth Ashburton. Tbe results aro as follows : —

•Majority for Wason 1C There wero 9 informal votes at Ashburton, 3 at Rakaia, and 3 at Longbeach. Mr Ivess deliverod a spoech on bis arrival from Rakaia complaining of tho state of the roll, many of hia supporters not being on it who should havo been, and threatening tc protost against the election owiDg to minors voting at Rakaia. GERALDINE. W. Postlotbwaito 518 K. Wakefield 483 J. Havhurst 63 ! Majority for Postlotbwaito ... 35

I GLADSTONE.

TIMARU.

WAIMATE.

There was intense intereet taken in the contest, and the return of the Liberal candidate over Mr Manchester, a supporter of the present Government, was deceived with vociferous cheering. Messrs dement and Bate man were never considered to have a chance at Waimate. There were 16 informal votes. The polling arrangements give great dissatis . faction. Mr Steward, after the result, was carried shoulder high up the town, and in returning thanks, said a great Liberal victory had been won that day. CHEVIOT. The contest for this seat came off yesterday, and, as will be secu below, resulted in the return of Mr M'llraith by 20 voteß. At Amberley, the principal polling centre, the place did not appear otherwise than on an ordinary day, save that there were a few knots of three and four electors huddled together at the several corners, no doubt diicusßiog the merits, chances of success, &c, of the several candidates. Telegrams were occasionally posted up in the township from tha several polling places, informing those who chose to believe it of the supposed state of the poll. Towards the afternoon a steady stream of electors came to the poll, but so regularly, that the chief Returning- Officer, Mr Foster, and his two poll clerkß, were not rushed for ballot papers. No scrutineers were appointed at Amberley by either of the three candidates. The Heturning-Officer announced that the official declaration of the poll would be made about next Vr ednesday, but due notice would be given. The following are the votes recorded at the several polling places :--

ST ALBANS. St Albans. Addington. Total J.E.Brown ... 177 41 218 J. L. Wilson ... 145 23 168 A. W. O'Neill ... 68 17 85 Majority for Bro wn 50 STANMOHE. Phillips- Knights- Bingetown town land Total W. H. Pilliet 213 96 74 383 Vf. Y. Cowlishaw 250 56 56 362 W. Flesher ... 143 51 109 303 Majority for Pilliet 21 SYDENHAM. B Office h -AMiiighm '*** W. White ... 464 198 • 662 0. Clark 144 19 163 J. W. Treadwell ... 90 21 IK J. K. Andrew ... 63 7 70 Majority for White 499

Heathcote. Halswell 11. H. Wynn Williams 233 10 243 Major Hornbrook 158 9 167 J. T. Fisher ... 113 6 119 Majority for Wynn-Williams ... 76

Eangiora. Kaiapoi. Total. I.Wilson ... 168 520 688 J.H. Lee ... 213 213 426 Majority for Wihon 262 SELWYN. South- Dun- BrookLeeston. bridge, eaodel. side. TI Hon J. Hall 218 129 76 44 467 H.Lochhead 114 88 10 7 169 Majority for Hall 298 LINCOLN. 5, . . d k» . £ pa •£ Q .s>*a o u a £1 ** I T1 - A. P. O'Callaghan 55 81 66 75 277 H.W.Peryman 24 44 49 37 154 Majority for O'Callaghan 123 COLERIDGE. Fouth Sheffield. Malvern. Hororata. TI, D.M'Millan 89 32 57 173 J. D. Enys 38 12 15 65 J. Jebeon 38 16 6 6C Three returns yet to come.

Ash- Long- Bea- Kakaia. burton, bench, field. TI J. 0. Wagon 178 68 13 186 445 J. I vms ... 253 82 34 60 43E 0. W.Purnell 21 24 3 26 74

Sntter. Fisher. Anderson. Newton. Washdyke 168 83 5 0 Fairlie Creek 40 46 2 1 Burke's Paes 1 48 0 0 Mount Peel 7 31 8 0 Pareora 35 8 4 0 Totals... 251 216 19 1 One return yet to come.

Turnbull 413 Gibson 150 Partridge 77 Majority for Turnbull 263

The result of the election is as follows : — Wai- Station mate. Pareora Peak. TI. W.J. Steward 431 37 22 490 J.Manchester 254 71 7 332 W. Bateman 29 17 0 46 J. B. Clement 41 0 0 41

M'llraith. Saunders. Fendall. Aroberley ... 80 60 41 Ashley ... 23 30 9 Sefton ... 13 43 35 Leith field ... 14 13 21 Waikari ... 32 23 10 Botherham ... 43 13 0 Waiau ... 34 3 3 Hanmer Plains 25 2 0 Kaikoura ... 76 132 28 Cheviot ... 13 20 0 Totals ... 35S* 339 147 ♦The figures as telegraphed only make 353.

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CANTERBURY ELECTORATES. Star, Issue 4255, 10 December 1881

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