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Labor Party Loses Seats ? 4 ? REVERSES IN CITY AND COUNTRY

Corporation elections were held throughout the State today. Labor suffered a reverse in the defeat of Mr. S. Whitford for the Adelaide City Council, and the loss of the mayoralty of Port Pirie. Mr. A. A. Edwards retained Grey Ward, but his opponent, Mrs. A. K. Coode, has lodged a protest.

'Under the Act governing- municipal elections, ray opponent was guilty of breaches of the Act. and I wish to pro test against his election,' said Mrs. Goode, in rising1 to speak at the de claration of the poll in the Adelaide Town Hall. She drew attention to al leged improper practices of her oppo nent. _ 'Under the Act.' Mrs. Goode con tinued, 'it is illeg-al for a candidate to carry electors to the poll, or to be in side a polling booth on the day of the election. My opponent has done both these things today. I have no wish, however.' Mrs. Goode concluded, 'to take nay seat in the council until the numbers put me there, and I enter this protest so that a ruling can be obtained and the Act truly yjterpreted.' Cr. Edwards was not present at the declaration of the poll, and Cr. F. W. Trundle thanked the electors of Grey Ward on his behalf. Results: — ADELAIDE MAYOR Charles R. J. Glover (unopposed). ALDERMEN Frederick George Downs and George Henry Prosser (unopposed). AUDITOR Henry Howard Austin (unopposed). COUNCILLORS HINDMAHSH WARD.— Jonathan Ro bert Cain (unopposed). GAWLER WARD.— Charles William Jones ( unopposed ) . ROBE . WARD.— Arthur Graham Wald (unopposed). MacDOXSELL WARD.— Wallace Bruce (unopposed). GREY WARD.— Albert Augustine Ed wards, 404 (elected): Agnes Knight Goode, 206; informal, 8. YOUNG WARD.- Stanley R. Wnit ford, 441; Frederick James Woods*, 455 (elected); informal, 5.