There were no
elections in the Townships of Townsend, Windham, Charlotteville
and Middleton, or in the villages of Port Dover, Port Rowan or
Waterford, the councils have been chosen without contest.
The people in Simcoe who
find it easy to pick winners in an election were much astray on
Monday's municipal elections. At the hour for the opening of the
polls it would have been difficult to find a wager of two to one
odds on Mayor Sihler -- while in Woodhouse the re-election of
George Hammond was generally looked for. The favorites went down
in both instances.
the day progressed in town it was apparent that Austin had behind
him a good organization and a band of enthusiastic helpers. The
vote was gotten out very thoroughly and was one of the largest
ever polled in town. At the close of the poll it was found that
the vote stood at:
Austin: 359, Sihler: 312.
Councillor were voted for as follows:
A. A. Winter: 396 elected
C. F. Misner: 381 elected
Geo. Williamson: 370 elected
W. L. Innes: 355 elected
L. C. Gibson: 345 elected
A. McKnight: 336 elected
T. J. Reid: 280
S. Sebring: 214.
Council for 1910 will be composed of: Mayor C. A. Austin, Reeve J.
Stalker, and elected Councillors.
was a close contest in Woodhouse for the Reeveship. Last year's
Reeve, George Hammond, was opposed by Mr. W. E. Anderson, who
defeated him by 14 votes. The councillors are: Walter Austin,
Albert Gilbert, Thomas Chapman, and S. L. King.
following are the votes cast:
W. E. Anderson: 239 elected
George Hammond: 225
Walter Austin: 307 elected
Albert Gilbert: 249 elected
Thomas Chapman: 243 elected
S. L. King: 213 elected
Edgar Burch: 190.
In this township,
the contest between James Hutchinson and Ansley Woolley for the
office of Reeve was very spirited, the latter being successful for
Ansley Woolley: 224 elected
James Hutchinson: 220
William Foster: 255 elected
Abram Dedrick: 252 elected
David O. Langfield: 222 elected
John McIntyre: 215 elected
George Price Jr.:199.
There were three
contestants in North Walsingham for the Reeveship, Ephraim
Tisdale, M. McDowell Jr., and William Hill, the first named
Ephraim Tisdale: 178 elected
M. McDowell: 111
William Hill: 78.
Gothbert Hetherington: 232 elected
Peter Godby: 226 elected
C. H. Alexander: 201 elected
Walter McEowen: 200 elected
Edmond Marshall: 166.
Houghton Township, George Walker was re-elected Reeve by a
majority of 45 over his opponent,
James Collinson. The councillors chosen were John Barron, E. G.
Carson, J. W. Maguire and Richard Scruton.
Frederick Mitchell was unsuccessful.
contested the Reeveship with George Key. The votes were: Dalton:
145, Key: 76.
was no voting for councillors, the members composing that body
having been returned by acclamation.