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The Argus

PUBLISHED DAILY.

" I am in the place where I am demanded of con-

science to speak the truth, and therefore the truth   I speak: impugn it whoso list.".  

SATURDAY, 20th SEPTEMBER, 1856.

THE ELECTIONS.

A REVIEW of the elections for the Upper House, and of the proceedings thus far in the elections for the Assembly, affords so much material for judging of the final result, that a careful observer could already predict how most of the contests throughout the colony will be likely to terminate. In venturing upon such a prediction he should be guided, not solely by the show of hands at the various nomi- nations. This has unquestionably more weight than ever it had before, on account of the great extension of the suffrage, but to judge of its value in each case, the show of hands must be received relatively to the proportion which the partisan spirit is

likely to bear to that which actuates the "great quiescent majority." As some tradesmen keep nearly their whole stock in their shop windows, so do some candi- dates manage to muster a very large pro- portion of their supporters at the nomina- tion. Thus a gentleman like Mr. M'Culloch, who has little about him to stir popular enthusiasm, will figure better upon the poll than the show of hands would indicate ; while a gentleman like Mr. O'Shanassy who always moves, the sun of a whole galaxy of admiring satellites, will probably not figure quite so well.

The following list has been compiled with considerable care, and we do not think that we shall be found far wrong in very many instances. At the same time it must be remembered that an appeal is being made to 60,000 electors, the vast majority of whom have never yet recorded a vote, and that any prediction as to the mode in which that privilege is likely to be exercised can be considered little better than conjectural.

In several instances we either know

very little of the candidates, or consider their respective chances of elec- tion so uncertain, that we do not like to hazard a decided opinion. In these cases we have marked the names with an asterisk. The numbers

placed against each name indicate the probable position of the several candidates upon the poll. But it should be remem- bered that before the day of the last nomination, many new candidates will probably enter the field, and that those who do so late enter it, are likely to be men of a calibre to figure rather high upon the poll.

THE LOWER HOUSE.

MELBOURNE (5 Members ; 8,597 Electors),

Polling, 23rd September.  

1. Mr. Stawell. 6. Mr. R. Heales* 2. O'Shanassy 7. M'Culloch* 3. Michie 8. Dr. Greeves 4. Moore 9. Mr. Smith

5. Langlands 10. Ebden  

ST. KILDA (2 Members; 2286 Electors). Polling, 23rd September.  

1. Mr. Sargood 3. Mr. Follows '  

2. Chapman 4. F. Stephen

COLLINGWOOD (2 Members ; 4,112 Electors).

Polling, 21th September.

1. Mr. G. Harker* 3. Dr. Embllng* 2. T. a'Beckett

RICHMOND (2 MembersĀ” 1,618 Electors)       Polling, 26th September.  

1. Mr. D. S. Campbell 3. Dr. Evans*

2. Hull * 4. Mr. P. Johnson

BRIGHTON (1 Member; 702Electors). Polling, 20th September.  

1. Mr. Were 2. Mr. Wood*  

GEELONG (4 Members ; 4,001 Electors). ,

Polling, 26th September.     1. Mr. Fyfe 5. Mr. Read*

2. Sladen 6. J. H. Brooks*  

3. Bright 7. Behan* 4. Bailey*

SOUTH MELBOURNE (1 Member; 1593 Electors). Polling. 24,th September.    

1. Captain Clarke 2. Mr. Blair

PORTLAND (2 Members; 540 Electors). Nomination, 23rd September; Polling, 30th

September.      

1. Mr. Childers 2. Mr. Hughe*  

BELFAST (1 Member ; 387 Electors).  

Nomination, 23rd September; Polling, 1st October.    

1. Mr. Beavor 3. Mr. Pridham 2. Ireland 4. Trow

WARRNAMBOOL (1 Member).

Nomination, 23rd September ; Polling, 2nd October.

Mr. Horne

COLAC (1 Member ; 127 Electors).

Nomination, 23rd September ; Polling, 3rd October.

1. Mr. Rutherford 2. Mr. Hancock

KILMORE (1 Member; 615 Electors).

Nomination, 23rd September ; Polling, 3rd October.

1. Mr. Snodgrass 2. Mr. Plunket*

KYNETON BOROUGHS (1 Member; 540 Electors).

Nomination, Kyneton, 20th September; Polling,

7th October.

1. Mr. Chisholm* 3. Mr. G. W.Johnson*

2. R. N. Clark*

MURRAY BOROUGHS (1 Member; 324 Electors).

Nomination, Wangaratta, 20th Soptombor ; Polling-,

7th October. Dr. Murphy  

ALBERTON (1 Member ; 283 Electors).

Nomination, 20th September ; Polling, 8th October.

1. Mr. Orr* 2. Mr. Davis*    

CASTLEMAINE BOROUGHS (2 Members; 1015

Electors).

Nomination, Castlemaine, 30th September ; Polling;.

9th October.

1. Mr. Pyke 2. Mr. Palmer

SANDHURST BOROUGHS (1 Member; 2,232

Electors).  

Nomination, Sandhurst, 30th September; Polling,

10th October.   Mr. Grant

NORTH GRANT (1 Member ; 3348 Electors).

Nomination, Buninyong, 3rd October; Polling, 10th

October.

1. Mr. Humffray 3. Mr. Black

2. Loader

NORTH GRENVILLE (1 Member; 1131 Electors).

Nomination, Ballaarat, 3rd October; Polling, 14th

October.     1. Mr. Lalor.

OVENS (1 Member; 3,693Electors).  

Nomination, Beechworth, 3rd October ; Polling, 4th

October.

1. Mr. Cameron 3. Mr. Smith 2. Dr. Lee.  

RODNEY (1 Member; 555 Electors).

Nomination, Heathcote, 3rd October; Polling, 14th

October.

1. Mr. Hellicar. 2. Mr. R. H. Horne

LODDON (2 Members ; 3,284 Electors).

Nomination, Avoca, 3rd Octobor; Polling, 14th

October.

1. Dr. Candler 3. Mr. Benson  

2. Owens

TALBOT (2 Members ; 5,056 Electors).

Nomination, Tarradale, 3rd October; Polling, 15th

October.

1. Mr. Nichols 4. Mr. M'Donogh 2. Longdon* 5. Hitchcock 3. Armstrong* 6. Stephen.

EAST BOURKE (2 Members ; 1,922 Electors).

Nomination, Heidelberg, 7th October; Polling, 15th

October.

1. Mr. Cooper Dr. Hallott*  

2. MacDermott Mr. Keeley* 3. Bennett* Kirby     4. MacGregor*

WEST BOURKE (2 Members; 2,060 Electors).

Nomination, Bacchus Marsh, 7th October; Polling

10th October.

1. Mr. M'Dougall 3. Mr. Phelan*

2. Robertson* 4. J. Wilkie

SOUTH BOURKE (2 Membors; 1,479 Electors).

Nomination, Hawthorne, 7th October ; Polling, 17th

October.

1. Mr. Foxton 3. Mr. O'Brien

2. Captain Pasley 4. Sidney Ricardo SOUTH GRANT (3 Members ; 2,056 Electors).

Nomination, Batesford, 7th October; Polling, 17th

October.  

1. Mr. Haines 3. Mr. Myles 2. Wills  

EVELYN AND MORNINGTON (1 Member; 804

Electors).

Nomination, Eltham, 10th October; Polling, 21st

October.

1. Mr. Anderson 2. Mr. Pender

ANGLESEY AND DALHOUSIE (1 Member; 337

Electors).

Nomination, Broadford, 10th October ; Polling, 21st

October. 1. Mr. Mollison

DUNDAS AND FOLLETT (1 Member; 280

Electors).

Nomination, North Hamilton, 10th October ; Polling

21st October. 1. Mr. Griffith

NORMANBY (1 Member ; 430 Electors).

Nomination, Heywood, 10th October; Polling, 22nd

October. No candidate.

VILLIERS AND HEYTESBURY (2 Members ; 1370

Electors).    

Nomination, Tower-Hill Flat, 10th October ; Polling

22nd October.

1. Mr. Rutledge 3. Mr. Allan 2. Duffy  

POLWARTH, RIPON, &c. (2 Members ; 478 Electors Nomination, Timboon. 10th October; Polling, 23rd

October.

1. Mr. C. Campbell 3. Mr. Skinner

2. M'Caig  

THE MURRAY (2 Members ; 292 Electors).

Nomination, Violet Town, 10th October ; Polling

23rd October.

1. Mr. Goodman 3. Mr. Watson

2. Adamson 4. Forlonge

GIPPS LAND (1 Member; 396 Electors).

Nomination, Sale, 10th October ; Polling,24th October

1. Mr. King

WIMMERA (2 Members ; 268 Electors).

Nomination, Horsham, 10th October; Polling, 24th

October.

1. Mr. Hammill 2. Mr. Montgomerie  

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