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Linwood.

In." the -evening the infcereßt*was4rans-. ferredvto-JSichmoiid, where tn&rosult "was made&nown. About^ o'clock- a-cab drove up, bringisg^die- result of the polling at Phiffipstowßj aa2L&f&>rnn»Dtes after Mr H. B. Smith, the Beturning-Cfficer, came forat the top-of the poll -watSta- nigjariky of 368. The result ttm received with tremendous applause, the soceesefol candidate being carried dionlder -high, by his excited Committee to the steps of the polling-place. Mr Loughrey attempted to speak, but bis voice was drowned by the ringing oheere given, again and again. He managed, however, to thank them for returning him. He had given certain pledges, whichho ■would.endeavourto-caarry out in Parliament. (Cheers.) He was then carried into the Committee booth, where he again thanked them, and proposed a- Tote of thanks to MrToomer, as Chairman of the-Committee. MrToomer replied, after which the crowd again shouldered Mr Laughrey, and carried him to a house in the neighooidiood, where he stayed for the night. None of the<othei candHateß«ddreßßedthe*people. The polling, A3 ascertained' -unofficiallj laßtuxghti-waßias^Tinder':— I t o S •I 4 a A *3 "S -M S il Lougbrey u«« 481 21S 699 fleaher .- 134 197 331 Eeeae — 179 01 270 Partridge — 10 5 15 Informal... 15 10 25 Set aside™ 1 0 1 It wilt be seen thafc^Kdfcperson* voted^-as against XlSO^n the StaraDOTfrCOTHtituency o •which included the Sanghtetown district, at-thei^eneraLelection in 1884. Mr Eeeae then obtained 524 votes, beating Ruddenklauibyß9. Messrs Dorney, Eilliett, and ■Wanseywereiiie other'candidates-at that time.

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Linwood., Star, Issue 6043, 27 September 1887

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Linwood. Star, Issue 6043, 27 September 1887

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