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GREAT YARMOUTH ELECTION COMMISSION.

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GREAT YARMOUTH ELECTION COM- MISSION. The commissioners appointed to inquire into corrupt' practices at elections for members to serve in Parlia- ment for Yarmouthcommencad their sittings at the Town-hall on Thursday morning. The commisaionora are Mr. Wyndham Slade, Mr. Lucius Henry FItz. gerald, and Mr. George Russell. There was not a very large attendance of the general public. The first witness examined was Mr. C. J. Palmer, who acted as the deputy of the mayor at the election of 1865. He detailed at length the general proceediugs and results of the Parliamentary elections in Yarmonth for many years past—and particularly of the last election—the number of voters who polled in the several districts, and how the votes were distributed. According to current report, and the evidence given before a com- mittee of the House of Commons, he should sily that the amounts declared as expended by the several can- didates did not represent the actual disbursements. .1". O. Cory, the town clerk, was next examined. He pre- sented statistics of the population of the town and the number of them exercising the franchise. He, too,, did not think that the amounts returned would cover He whole expenses. Money was spent on both sides. Mr. J. Clowes, legal agent for the Liberal candidates, testified that he was one of the petitioners after the election. From the cases brought under his notioe he had reason to believe that there were corrupt practices .1' at the late election. The eases which came out before the committee were only a small proportion of those which could have been brought forward. He con- sidered that corrupt practices had been generally practised on both sides in the borough during the last three or four elections. Mr. J. Scott, one of the borough magistrates, stated his belief that bribery had taken place, although he could not mention any case of his own personal knowledge.—Mr. Carson Blake, merchant and ship- owner, deposed that he signed the petition because he was averse to bribery, and he thought bribery, and particularly intimidation, had been practised at the last election. Several cases of intimida.tion came under his own knowledge, but not any of bribery and treating. He had resided in Yarmouth 50 years, and believed that the elections bad always been impure on both sides, save when Mr. Mellor and Mr. Young were elected, and when Mr. Rumbold and Mr. Sandars were returned.—On Friday the principal witness examined was a Mr. Cooper, who described himself as a printer and stationer, taming over about .£800 a year. He took a considerable intere8t in the last election, on the Conservative side. During the time that canvassing was going on, he purposely avoided going into the committee-rooms, or giving any orders which would have made him an agent. He did canvass, and calling upon one voter, who told him he wanted the needful, he gave him £20. He gave various sums, differing in amount from X15 to .£45, to many voters. But that did not secure the votes. Some voted for the opposite party, and others split between the two, and others again did not vote at all. Altogether he distributed, either personally or by sub. agents, from R3,000 to 44,000 to voters. This money was brought to him by a gentleman who was a perfect stranger to him. First, on a. Saturday afternoon he brought about £ 1,000; then. on the day after, Sunday, he brought about; £ 1,000 or Cl,500 more and on the Tuesday, he called again with about =81,000. The money was all in gold, and was either made up in brown paper parcels or was in bags.

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