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Declaration of the Poll in Wellington.

A Huge Crowd.

Scenes iip the Street,

Mr. Duthie's Defeat

Reception of the Candidates

The Premier's Triumph. Mr. Fisher the Popular Idol. (By Telegraph—Special to Daily Times.) Wellington, Last Night. ■ All day the city had been orderly ancl quiet, but it made up for its good behaviour towards evening. J *A tremendous crowd gathered before thq great hoardings, displaying the results, in front of the Evening Post. The throng stretched to right and left along Willis-street and down Mercer-street, as far as the Public Library, in one unbroken mass of heads. Roofs, verandahs and windows were crowded, and against the evening sky every vantage point showed its occupant. At first it was a fairly good - humoured throng, and even the advent of the cars before they ceased running merely caused a cheerful scatter, but later on the larrikin element asserted itself. Every now and then a widening circle would appear in the crowd that surged away beyond the the touch ancl smell of chemicals thrown by evil-minded persons. A free fight occurred towards ten o'clock and threatened to bacomo general; but, fortunately, there was scarcely room for fisticuffs, and belligerents were hustled along into side streets, where they might shake hands or fight to a finish. Women were everywhere. In the thickest of the melee they were tossed to and fro and apparently enjoyed it. Far above the turmoil the solomu and, to the anxious onlookers, far too slow men, in their white coats, slapped with their paste brushes and stuck up the eventful numbers in the limelight. Mr Duthie's defeat came as a great surprise, ancl Mr Izard's speech was received with as many groans as cheers. All the Wellington elected candidates spoke, but only snatches of what they said could be heard above the storm of applause or dissent. Beside Mr Fisher stool liis mother, ancl, later on, Mr Izard drove through the crowd with his wife ancl his son in the carriage. This, his first act as a new member, was one of doubtful wisdom, for the throng was so dense that an accident seemed inevitable. ..,.,■

The elections are over and no one can assert that sufficient interest has not been taken in them. Women especially, were very keen and flocked in numbers to the polls.

One old lady was almost in tears because her name was not on the rolls. She was a resident of thirty years and hustled off indignantly to report the matter. Mr Barber, in his motor-car, was for ever astir, and through the afternoon the Premier with Miss .Seddon and Mrs Kennedy MacDonald, made a royal progress in an open carriage, hardening up the electors. An old woman at Newtown was taken to the poll in a wheel-barrow. The town was full of new arrivals, the lonic and the Sydney boat having arrived that day, and the new-comers must have imagined they had come to a papulous and prosperous city when they saw the people in their holiday best thronging the streets.

As the night grew older, Opposition defeat after defeat was announced, ancl by midnight some wag decided that a front bench in the House would suffice for tho diminished party. The hero of the hour was Mr Fisher. For him the crowd yelled continually, and impromptu songs in his praise were rendered discordantly by bands of young New Zealanders. Indeed, after midnight, the remains of the New Liberal party (for Messrs Bedford and Taylor were defeated, and Mr Laurenson was not known to have been returned) stole from the Evening Post office, whose lights were put out for the purpose of letting him slip away unobserved. Later on a triumphant Premier, with Mrs Seddon beside him, on the hustings, spoke to a large crowd. Rain was falling, but did not clamp the enthusiasm of his followers, who only dispersed after his burly figure had left the platform.

Following are the results of the polls in other electorates in the Colony. The candidates who were nominated are classified into " Government," ." Opposition," "Independent," " Independent Political Labour League," " New Liberal," and " Prohibitionist." The names of those who wore in last Parliament are denoted by an asterisk. AUCKLAND. BAY OF ISLANDS. *R. M.Houston... ... G. 1665 J.C.Johnston 0. 1074 T.Wake N L. ' 800 KAIPARA. •A. E.Harding..." ... 0. 2126 J. Stall worthy G. 2115 (Incomplete). MARSDEN. *F. Mander ... 0. 2602 R.Thompson :.'.• ... G. 2367 WAITEMATA.' -E.W.Alison ... ... 0. 3016 C. H. Clinkard... ... G. 2045 . , EDEN. -J. Bollard. ... 0. 3952 R.French ... ... I. 1399 AUCKLAND WEST. C.H.Poole ... ... IX. 2443 C.J. Parr ... ... 0. 2177 T. T. Masefield ... . G. . 1551 ' \■■•■'•. AUCKLAND CENTRAL. *A.Kidd ... ... G. 2614 L. J. Bagnall i-. 0. 1756 J. Aggers L.L. 280 S. A.Tilley ... ... I.L. 42 A. P. Bradley ... ... I.L. 27

AUCKLAND EAST. ®F. Baume G. 2518 H. D. Bamford... ... 0. 1653 W.Richardson I. 1128 R. F.Way ... * ... L.L. 103 GREY LYNN. *G.Fowlds ... ... G. 2873 J. Farrell 0. 2634 PARNELL. *F. Lawry G. 2555 M. McLean 0. 2432 J. M.Shera ... ... 0. 267 W. Morgan ..,= ... I. 67 W. Chambers I. ' ... 58. MANUKAU. " *M. M.Kirkbride ... 0. ; 2896 R.D.Stewart ... ... G. : 2279 FRANKLIN. a W. F. Massey ... , ... 0. , 3052 W. W. McCardle ... G. 2122 THAMES. -Hon. J. McGowan ... G. 2529 M. Fleming 0. 1247 OIIINEMURI. H. Poland G. 2094 *E. G. B. Moss 0. 1824 G. Devcy I. ' 16 (Incomplete.) WAIKATO. 11. J. Groenslade ... G. 3441 _ -F.W.Lang 0. 3361 WAIAPU. ;:: llon. J. Carroll ... G. 3635 W.L.Clayton 0. 1859 G. E. Darton I. 870 11. 11. Wall ... :.. 0. 308 HAWKE'S BAY. NAPIER. *A. L. D. Eraser ... G. 3039 M. W. P. Lascelles ... G. 1580 W.-J. McGrath ... G. 945 hawke's bay. A.Dillon G. 3024 -Sir W. Russell ... 0. 2018 WAIPAWA. *C. Hall G. 3566 G. Hunter 0. 2314 WELLINGTON. PAHIATUA. R.B.Ross G. 2291 «W. 11. Hawkins ... .0. 2108 11. D. Buchanan ... I. 100 OTAKI. *W. 11. Field G. 2696 B.Brown I. 1346 lIUTT. *T. M. Wilford ... ... G. 3437 G. M. Yerex 1.0. 1533 G. London I. 918 NEWTOWN. 3 W. 11. P. Barber ... G. 3207 lion.T. W. Hislop ... 0. 1995 Dr. Chappie I. 1777 A. 11. Hindmarsh ... I.P.L. 382 WELLINGTON NORTH. C. 11. Izard G. 3232 *J. Duthie 0. 2752 G. D.Macfarlane ... I.P.L. 286 WELLINGTON CENTRAL. *F. M. B. Fisher ... N.L. 3113 P. J. O'Regan I. 2668 A. 11. Cooper I.P.L. 421 WELLINGTON EAST. *J. G. W. Aitken ... 0. 2580 W. McLean G. 2571 D. McLaren I.P.L. 758 TARANAKI. EG.MONT. -W.T.Jennings ... G. 2302 M. C. Leech 0. 1736 A.H.Campbell ... IL. 196 TARANAKI. *E. M.Smith G. 1934 H. J. H. Okey I. 1715 C. E. Bcllringer ... I. 815 M. G Tisch .. ... G. 470 C.T.Mills G. 226 HAWERA. *C. E.Major G. 2113 F. McGuire 0. 1754 B. C. Robbins 0. 1228 PATEA. *W. G. 2469 J. B. Iline 0. 2373 G.P.Wake ... ' ... I. 482 RANGITIKEI. *A. E. Remington ... G. 3344 J. R. Somerville ... 0. 1683 WANGANUI. J.llogan .., ... G. 2512 -A.D.Willis G. 1589 W. G. Bassett 0. 1056 F. Haselden 0. 738 R. M. Gatenby I. 331 OROUA. *F. Y. Lethbridge ... 0. 2147 O.C.Pleasants ... G. 1162 R. E. Hornblow ... G. 1035 PALMERSTON. *W. T. Wood G. 3551 F. Pirani ... ... 0. 3037 MANAWATU. J. Stevens G. 2230 •M. Vile 0. 1960 0. Gardner ... ... I.L. 229 NELSON AND MARLBOROUGH. CITY OF NELSON. *J. Graham G. 2687 11. Atmore I. 2680 MOTUEKA. *R. McKenzie G. 776 F.W. Isitt P. 96 J. O'Kelly I. 41 THE WEST COAST. BULLER. *J. Colvin G. 3839 Rev. F. W. Isitt ..; P. 1089 GREY. *A. R. Guinness ... G. 2815 J. Petrie G. 2583 WESTLAND, *Rt. Hon. R. J. Seddon ... G. 3185 H. Co win ... ... P. 223 WAIRAU. »Hon. C H. Mills ... G. 2939 J.Duncan 0. 2044 G.Turner LP. 23 CANTERBURY. HURUNUI. *A. W. Rutherford ...' G. 2061 F. Clothier ... 0. • 920 G. T. Pulley ... ... G. 299 KAIAPOI. *D.Buddo G. 2060 R.Moore ... ... 0. 2025 AVON. *W. W. Tanner ... G. 2291 J. R. Brunt ... ... 1.0. 1732 T.Clarkson ... ... N.L. 1509 B. Baynes ... ... I. 107 CHRISTCHURCH NORTH. C.M.Gray ... ... I. 4066 *T. E. Taylor ... ... N.L. 2999 CHRISTCHURCH EAST. *T.H. Davey ... ... G. 2622 W:W. Collins... ..." G. 1535 H. F. Toogood. NX. 2051 F.R.Cooke ... Socialist 95

OIIRISTOHUROH SOUTH. •H. G. Ell ... ... G. 3660 C. H.Winny 0. 1171 J. Thorn I.P.L. 1102 J. Hadfield N.L. 362 RICCARTON. »G. Witty G. 2268 T. 11. Caverhill ... 0. 1042 G. W.Russell I. ■ 671 J; A. Efford ... ... I.P.L. 102 . . ; , ELLE3MERE. *R. H.Rhodes ... ... 0. 1804 G. Rennie ... ... G. 1520 H.Shaw . ... ... G. 339 LYTTELTON. *G.Laurenson ... ... N.L. 2490 W. RadclilTe ... • ... "' G. 1382 C. L. Rui-5e11... ... 0. 950 S.R.Webb ... ... 0. 396 ..•-.■ COURTENAY. , *C. Lewis ... ... 0. 1972 T. J.Mcßride G. 1727 SELWYN. *C. A. C. Hardy ... 0. 1726 J.lvess ... ... G. 1567 ASHBURTON. *J. McLachlan ... ... G. 2508 J. Studholme 0. 2242 J.Sealy G. 392 GERALDINE. *F. R. Flatman G. 2682 W. Jeffries 0. 1438 TIMARU. *llon. W. Hall-Jones ... G. 3479 F. J. Rolleston 0. 2432 OTAGO. WAITAKI. -Sir W. J. Steward ... G. 2545 G. Dash I. 902 W.S. Maslin 0. 377 A.Walker G: 254 J.-B. Nichol 0. 247 OAMARU. *llon. T. Y. Duncan ... G. 3321 J.Mitchell G. 1388 W. M. McKenzie ... 0. 159 MOUNT IDA. J.Macpherson G. 1808 *A. L. Herdman ... 0. 1400 WAIKOUAITI. "■T.Mackenzie I. 2309 E. 11. Clark G. 2595 CHALMERS. -E.G.Allen G. 3426 W.Pryor I. 1989 M. W. Gibb I. 257 DUNEDIN NORTH. A.R.Barclay G. 3301 -11. D. Bedford ... N.L. 2820 DUNEDIN CENTRAL. -J.A.Millar G. 4157 A.S.Adams I. 2317 DUNEDIN SOUTH. *J. F.Arnold G. 3201 W. D. Stewart 0. 2512 CAVERSHAM. -T. K. Sidev G. 3903 W. Earnshaw 0. 2173 TAIERI. *D. Reid.jun 0. 2295 A. Marshall G. 1772 BRUCE. •-J.Allen 0. 2073 W.D.Mason G. 1743 TUAPEKA. -J. Bennet G. 2535 R. Gilkison 0. 1558 CLUTHA. A.S.Malcolm 0. 2034 D.Stewart G. 1769 W. Roy I. 262 WAKATIPU, *W. Fraser 0. 2330 M. Gilfedder ... ... G. 1886 (Incomplete). MATAURA. *R. McNab G. 1655 T Mac Gibbon 0. 1102 AWARUA. -Hon. Sir J. G. AVard ... G. 3427 H. Woodnorth P. 724 INVERCARGILL. -J. A. Hanan G. 3737 J.W.Raymond ... 0. ISO 7 W. A. Morris G. 851 WALLACE. -J.C.Thomson I. 2341 A. D. McPherson ... G. 1961 Following are the local option returns for j the Masterton electorate: — Continu- Recluc- Noance. tiou. Lice'se Drill Hall, Masterton ... 777 787 1153 Railway 61 113 150 Lansdowne 55 54 80 Kuripuni 127 172 229 Mauriceville West ... 15 44 74 TeNui... 55 39 70 AVhakataki 17 6 12 Kopuaranga 19 32 44 Upper Opaki 19 30 61 Alfredton 79 32 54 Tawataia 13 12 15 Fernridge • 15 41 37 Waterfalls 19 8 15 Mauriceville East ... 47 55 78 Hamua 39 12 26 Mangamahoe 19 25 39 Hukanui 63 18 49 Newman 42 38 51 Castle Point 5 1 7 Te Rangitumau ... 17 17 26 Kaituna 8 * 5 21 ■Langdale Junction ... 30 21 29 Rongokokako 19 21 39 Kakariki 15 17 23 Pori ". 39 10 7 Ihuraua Valley ... 21 27 47 Putara 7 6 8 Atea 38 12 13 Mt. Bruce 7 17 18 Marima 4 1 2 Hastwells 22 41 58 Eketahuna 234 114 203 Rongomai 34 22 38 Bideford 32 35 62 Nireaha 50 40 81 Forest Flat 9 5 3 Grassendaie 10 8 11 Pleckville 12 6 9 Kaiparoro 25 18 30 Wangaehu ... ... 10 14 17 2131 1976 2989 Following are the results of the local option poll:— WELLINGTON. Continuance 8814 Reduction 7282 No-License 8850 Informal 317 HUTT. Continuance 2501 Reduction 2201 ■ ;•■ No-License... 3268 Continuance was carried in both cases. The results for the various other districts are as follows: — FOR CONTINUANCE. North Island.—Bay of Islands, Kaipara, Auckland, Franklin, Thames, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Waiapu, Napier, Hawke's Bay, Pahiatua, Taranaki,

Patea, Rangitikei, Wanganui, Oroua, Palmerston North, Hutt, Wellington, Newtown, Waitemata, Ohinemuri, Marsden, Parnell. South Island.—Nelson, Buller, Grey, West- .-. land, Wairau, Hurunui, Kaiapoi, Avon, Christchurch, Riccarton, Ellesmere, Lyttelton, Courtenay, Selwyn, Geral- • dine, Timaru, Waitaki, Mount Ida, Waikouaiti, Chalmers, Dunedin, Caversham, Tuapeka, Wallace. FOR REDUCTION. Eden, Taieri, Awarua, Bruce. FOR NO-LICENSE. Grey Lynn, Oamaru, Ashburton, Mataura. Clutha. UNCERTAIN. Hawera, Invercargill.

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Declaration of the Poll in Wellington., Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume XXIX, Issue 8317, 7 December 1905

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