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THE NOMINATIONS.

[Pee Pbebs Association.] AUCKLAND, July 15. At the Bay of Islands nominations the «how of hands gave Hobbs 26, Gannon 3, M'Kenzie 3. The Parnell nominations were Messrs George, 28 j Moss, 14; and Fitzgerald (a candidate nominated in jest), 9. A poll ■was demanded. HAMILTON, Jwlt 15. At the Waipa nomination the following -were proposed : — Major Jaokaon and Mr Udward Lake. The show of hands was in favour of the latter. NAPIER, JiriT 15. The nominations were. Messrs J. B. Ormond and J. Sheehan. The show of handa was in favour of Mr Qrmond. A poll was demanded. Mr Ormond speaks tonight in the theatre. The Hawke's Bay nominations were Messrs F. Button, Captain 'Russell and Arthur Desmond. The show of hands was in favour of Captain Russell. A poll was •demanded. HAWERA, Jult 15. At the nomination for Egmont, Major Atkinson and Ml- A. A. Fantham were proposed. The show of hands was in favour .of Major Atkinson. WELLINGTON, July 15. The Foxton nominations were Messrs X G. Wilson, C. E. Izard, and J. R. Browne. The show of hands was in favour 4jf Mr Izard. A poll was demanded. For "Wellington South to-day, Meesss fleorge Fisher and William Hutchison (the old memfoer) were 1 nominated. The proceedings lasted an hour. The show of hands was declared in favour of Mr Fisher. Ji poll was demanded. GREYMOUTH, July 15. The nominations were Messrs J. Petrie and A. R. Guinness. The show of hands was in favour of Mr Petrie. TIMARU, July 15. The Gladstone nominations were held at noon, at Washdyke. The candidates were Messrs J. H. Sutter, J. M. Twomey, D. Anderson and George Morris- The show of hands was in favour of the last named. Mr Anderson demanded a poll. OAMARU, July 15. Jit Waitaki to-day Messrs D. Sutherland, I

T. Duncan, and T. Ferens were nominated. The show of hands was in favour of Mr Duncan. A poll was demanded. DTJNEDIN, July 15. At Dunedin South Messrs H. S. Fish and James Gore were nominated. The show of hands was— Fish, 78 ; Gore, 69. The Dunedin East nominations were Messrs Matthew Woods Green and Robert Stout. The show of hands was — Stout, 100; Green, 51. For Dunedin Central, Messrs T. Bracken, J. B. Bradshaw, and J. G. S. Grant were nominated. The show of hands was . in favour of Mr Bracken. Grant's nomination is ridiculed. The Peninsula nominations were Messrs W. J. M. Larnach, Owen James Hodge and John Wells. The show of hands gave Larnach 50, Hodge 30, and Wells 8. For Wakatipu, Messrs Fergus, S. N. Brown and J. T. Hornsby were nominated. For Roslyn, Messrs John Bathgate and Archibald Hilson Ross were proposed. The show of hands was in favour of the latter. «, For Dunedin West, Messrs Thomas Dick and William Downie Stewart were nominated. The show of hands gave Dick 50, Stewart 28. The Hon T. Dick said, if a coalition took place between Major Atkinson and Sir George Grey he would not form one of such a party. TXJAPEKA, Jtjly 15. The Bhow of hands gave Mr J. C. Brown 67, and Mr F. Oudaille 6. INVERCARGILL, July 15. Messrs H. Feldwick, G. Lumsden and J. Hatch were nominated for Invercargill. The show of hands was in favour of Mr Feldwick. [Special to the " Stab."] WAIMATE, July 15. At the nomination to-day Messrs H. J. Steward, W. J. Black and Alpheus Hayes were proposed. The show of hands gave Steward 35, Hayes 9, and Black 1. Mr Hayes demanded a poll. A DARK HORSE. [SPECIAL TO THE " STAB."] ASHBURTON, July 15. The Wakanui nomination took place today. Mr John Grigg, of Longbeach, was nominated, his intended candidature having been kept quiet till last night. The show of hands gave 93 for Ivess, 40 for Grigg, and 100 for Philip M'Guire, a weak-minded ploughman who has now and again made foolish and comical political and other 1 speeches. A poll was demanded for Mr Ivess. ELECTED. WELLINGTON, July 15. Dr Newman was the only candidate proposed for Thorndon, and was declared duly elected CAVERSHAM, July 18. Mr William Barron was returned unopposed. PORT CHALMERS, July 15. For Port Chalmers, Mr James Macandrew was declared elected, there being no opposition. About 60 ratepayers were present. BALCLUTHA, July 15. Mr J. W. Thomson was returned unopposed for Clutha. ST ALBANS. The nomination of candidates for the representation of St Albans took place this morning at the Borough Council office, Papanui Road. Mr R. F. Holderness, Returning Officer for the Electoral District, presided, aud about 50 electors were present. The Returning Officer, before reading the writ, expressed a hope thatthe election would be conducted as orderly as was the case on the last occasion, and that in the event of disallowance of votes, it would be remembered that this was unavoidable as long as there was a rush to get registered at the last moment. He was now ready to receive nominations. The following candidates were then nominated in the order given : — Francis James Gar rick, proposed by Mr William Hinton and seconded by Mr C. W. Ttlrner. Thornhill Cooper, proposed by Mr W. J. Brooker and seconded by Mr Alexander Rountree. Joseph Jebson, proposed by Mr William A. Brown and seconded by Mr Henry Hookham. The candidates then delivered Bhort addresses. Mr Garbick said it was not usual to make long speeches on this occasion, and he had already placed his views fully before the electors. He had lived amongst them for many years, and believed that if returned to Parliament, he could be of some service to the district. The only objection urged against him was that he was a lawyer. This, in his opinion, was rather a recommendation. The manner in which social legislation was passed through Parliament was a disgrace. The Bankrupcty Act of last session, for instance, had been pronounced one of the most absurd and unworkable pieces of legisla tion that had ever been foisted upon a community. Jf elected he would give special attention to matters that were strictly legal,*and hoped that at the close of the session he would be able to give a good account of himself in this respect. One of his principal aims would be to consolidate the Municipal Acts. He thanked his proposer and seconder for having nominated him. (Cheers.) Mr Cooper said that when he addressed the electors in the evening he would talk to them about law — not from the lawyers' point of view, but that of the community. He wanted to reduce the lawyers' fees, and Mr Garrick only wished to reduce the Court fees. His (Mr Cooper's) plan would save hundreds of thousands of pounds to the country in legal costs, as it would reduce the opportunities for litigation. Lawyers, although a useful class, lived on the vices and the follies of mankind. (Hisses and laughter.) He would speak to them more fully on the subject in the evening. (A Voice: You will have an empty house, old man.) (Laughter.) Mr Jebson said that he did not come forward to oppose Mr Garrick on personal grounds, but because he felt that the interests of that gentleman and of his (Mr Jebson's) own class were far apart, and he was afraid Mr Garrick would not give his time and attention to advocating the interests of that particular class. He wished to give the electors of St Albans an opportunity of saying whether they would perpetuate the action of the past, and continue to entrust their interests to persons not of their own class ; and if returned — as to which he was not altogether without hope — he would be able to devote the whole of his time and whatever intelligence he possessed to the interests of his constituents. A show of hands was then taken with the following result : Mr Garrick 42 Mr Jebson 5 Mr Cooper 3 Mr Jebson demanded a poll, which the Returning-Officer announced would be taken on July 22. The declaration of the poll would take place at noon on the fallowing day. A vote of thanks to the ReturningOfficer concluded the proceedings.

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THE NOMINATIONS., Star, Issue 5054, 15 July 1884

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