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THE MAYORAL ELECTIONS.

CHEISTCHUBCH. ! This was the first mayoral election since 1886, when there were 1271 votes recorded, including four informal votes. Yesterday the total number of votes polled was 1162, of which five were informal, over 100 less than on the occasion of the previous contest. As will be seen below, ' Mr Gray was victorious, he being elected Mayor by a majority of 173 votes. Mr G. L. Lee acted as Eeturning Officer. j The result, as posted outside the City , Council offices shortly after 7 p.m., was as follows :— C. M. Gray 665 S. Manning ... 492 There were a good many ratepayers interested in the result gathered round j the office at the time. I Mr C. M. Gray, addressing those J present, said that no man was more sur- j prised than himself at tbe result of the polling. In the morning he had felt that he was engaging in a losing fight, and he thought throughout the day that the amount of money and influence represented on the other side was more than he could compete against. He sincerely thanked the ratepayers for the honour they had | done him, and he trusted that they would not have occasion, during his term of office, to find that their confidence had been misplaced. To the best of his ability he would do his utmost during the year to work in the interest of the ratepayers, and he hoped that when his twelve months of office were ended they would have no occasion to regret their choice. (Cheers.) Those present then dispersed. ' LTTTKLTON. The election of Mayor for the Borough of Lyttelton took place yesterday. The ; candidates were Messrs J. B. Milsom and j H. M'Lellan, the former of whom at preeent : occupies the position. There was a good j deal of interest in the contest. Tb c Eeturning Officer declared the result at about 7 p.m. as follows :— J. B. Milsom ... 242 H. M'Lellan 113 Consequently Mr Milsom was returned , by a majority of 129. RANOIOBA. ! The second contested election for the Bangiora Mayoralty daring tho twelve

years which have elapsed since the formation of the Borough, took place yesterday, the candidates being the retiring Mayer, Mr E. E. Good, and Councillor Manning. Considerable interest was taken in the polling, and a number of friends of both the parties made themselves busy through the day in bringing up the voters. When the last train left the result was not known. [Pbb Pbebs Association.] WANGANUI, Nov. 26. Councillor H. Nathan was to-day elected Mayor of Wanganui, polling 208 votes against Councillor Hattrick's 189. MASTEETON, Nov. 26. The Mayoral election resulted as follows :— C. A. Pownall 113, J. Hessey 96, G. S. W. Dalrymple 6. WELLINGTON, Nov. 26. The election for Mayor to-day caused but little excitement, the result being A. W. Brown 927 and C. F. Worth G39. For the Borough of Onslow, the result was W. Littlejohn 80 and A. Cameron 55. Messrs K. C. Kirk and J. H. Heaion were re-elected Mayors of Petone and Melrose respectively without opposition. NELSON, Nov. 26. At the Mayoral election to-day the contest was very keen, Mr Francis Track, an old Councillor, defeating Mr A. Pitt by nine votes. BLENHEIM, Nov. 26. Mr G. Houldsworth was to-day re-elected Mayor of the Borough. HOKITIKA, Oct. 26. Mr Joha M'Whirter has been elected County Chairman, and Mr Joseph Mandl Mayor of Hokitika. GEETMOUTH, Nov. 26. Tbe Mayoral election resulted as follows :— A. Matheson, 192; W. E. Kettle, 139. DIJNEDIN, Nov. 26. The Mayoral election to-dsy resulted in the return of Mr John Carroll, who polled 1051 votes to 561 polled by his opponent, Mr M. Sinclair. INVEECAEGILL, Nov. 26, j The Mayoral election at Invercargill resulted in a decided victory for Mr W. H. Hall, who polled ninety votesmore than his opponents combined : — Hall 253, James Mackintosh 140, W. H. Mathieson 23. HOSPITAL AND CHARITABLE AID. BYDENHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL. A special meeting of this Council was held at 7.30 p.m. yesterday, for the election of a representative of the Borough on the Hospital and Charitable Aid Boards. The Mayor presided. The Council decided in favour of Mr W. Langdown as their representative on tho Hospital Board, and Mr W. White, junr., on the Charitable Aid Board. This was all the business. ASHLEY COUNTY COUNCIL. A meeting of delegates from the different Eoad Boards in the Ashley County to elect two members on the Hospitals and Charitable Aid Boardß to represent the County was held at the Eoad Board Office, Eangiora, yesterday afternoon. Mr A. Templer acted sb Eeturning Officer, and there were present— Messrs G. Wallace (Mandeville and Eangiora Board), E. M. Petnberton (Waipara), J. Duthie (Kowai), J. D. Dickinson (Oust), A. Wright (Oxford), and W. de Troy (Ashley). It was unanimously resolved to . re-elect Messrs H. Blackett and E. H. Parish, and reference was made to the valuable service already performed for the County by chose gentlemen. A vote of thanks to the Eeturning Officer closed the proceedings.

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THE MAYORAL ELECTIONS., Star, Issue 7021, 27 November 1890

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THE MAYORAL ELECTIONS. Star, Issue 7021, 27 November 1890

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