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ELECTION EXPENSES. ---_-

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ELECTION EXPENSES. The election accounts of Mr. Torrens, M.P., and Mr. Fowler, M.P., the sitting members for Cambridge, have just appeared they amount to £1,316. The unsuccessful Conservative candidates, Mr. Powell and Mr. Gorst, expended £1,878. Mr. Walpole, M.P., obtained unopposed re-election for the Lniversity of Cambridge for £54, and Mr. Beresford Hope, M.P., for £33. Lord Stanley's election at Lynn cost him £5, while the Hon. R. Bourke, M.P., who stood with him, expended £428. According to returns just issued, Mr. Young, the successful Liberal candidate for Helston, expended £[)26 HIs" and the Hon. T. C. Bruce, Conservative, £475198. Mr. Lopes, the Conservative member for Launces- ton, who was unopposed, got off for £161.. The expenses incurred by Mr. Magniac, the Liberal member for St. Ives, whose opponent, Mr. Paull, withdrew the day before the nomination, are stated to be £558. n The expeHse incurred by the different candidates in the late contest for the representation of Dundee was as follows Mr. Armitstead, £4,330; Sir John Ogilvy, £533; Mr. Guthrie, £4,022; Mr. Scott, .£õ17-tota.1 £9,402. The number of votes polled was 21,032. The abstract of the election expenses of Thirsk and Malton has been published. At Thirsk, Sir William Payne Gallwey, the successful Conservative candidate, spent £532 14s. 9d., against an expenditure by Mr. Harcourt Jolinstone of 9d. Of the latter sum, £422 is put down for agents' professional charges, against JE175 in the first case. At Malton, where there was no contest, Mr. Fitzwilliam spent JE103 4s. 2d. The total expenses of the Glocester election were 2,463 16s. 6d. The successful candidates expendedâ Mr. Price, £63a 17s., and Mr. Monk, 16s. 2d. total, £1,307 13s. 2d. and the unsuccessful candi- dates (Major Brennan and Mr. Lees) are returned at £1,156 3s. 4d. At Leeds the expenses of Mr. Baines and Mr. Carter, the associated Liberal candidates, amount to £932 17s. 3id. These expenses have been entirely met by their supporters, and 50 per cent. of the larger subscriptions which had been promised it is not ne- cessary to collect. The expenses of the Conservative candidates, Mr. Wheelhouse and the Hon. A. Duncombe, appear to have been £1,%9 Is. 5d. Sir A. Fairbairn, the un- successful Liberal candidate, appears to have been at an expense of £L949 5s. 6d. The statements of the expenditure of the two candi- dates for Hartlepool have been published. Those of the Liberal candidate, Mr. Thomas Richardson, being 14s. Ud., and those of the sitting member, Mr. Ralph Ward Jackson, M.P.. reach 8s. 4d. Lord George Hamilton's expenses in contesting Middlesex amounted to £9,285 2s. 3d.- £356 of which, however, is disputed. The accounts of the several agents of the sixteen polling places exceed £4,891, irrespective of JE420 under the head of "agents and printing and advertising figures for £1,5U"14s. 6d. Dr. Lush's election for the city of Salisbury cost him £280 6s. 6d., and Mr. Hamilton's expenditure amounted to £418 0s. lOd. Mr. Granville Richard Ryder's outlay exceeded that of either of the success- ful candidates, the total being returned at £;)81 18s. 6d. The expenses of Mr. Dodson and Lord Edward Cavendish, the Liberal candidates at the East Sussex election, where the former was successful and the latter unsuccessful, are returned at £R,868 8s. 2d. The unopposed return of Colonel Barttelot for West Sussex cost him £182 6s. 2d.; and of the Hon. H. Wyndham, for the same constituency, £160 lis. 9d. At Hertford, according to the returns just issued, Mr. Dimsdale, M.P., expended £41816s., and Mr. Gibbs, the unsuccessful candidate, £188 16s. 7d. In the new borough of W ednesbury the expenses of Mr. Brogden, the successful candidate, are returned at £4,625, exclusive of agency costs, which are not yet made up. Mr. Walker's expenses (one of the un- successful candidates) are returned at £6,480, of which £4,273 is for professional and other agents. At Walsall Mr. Charles Foster's expenses were £149. At Dudley Mr. Sheridan expended £335. At Lichfield Colonel Dyott's disbursements amounted to £2,617, exclusive of the returning officer's charges. Major Anson's expenses are returned at £540. At Coventry Messrs. Eaton and HiU expended £1,412, which includes ,t:G13 for "hire of rooms." Messrs. Carter and Jackson expended £1,141. A Liverpool paper says that the expenses of the Right Hon. W. Massey and Mr. William Rathbone at the late election for that borough will amount to between £5,000 and £6,000, and that the expenses of Mr. Gladstone and Mr. Grenfell, in South-west Lancashire, will reach £11,500.

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