AMUSING GENERAL ELECTION INCIDENT
For the first time in the historyof elections a traction engine was employed at Southampton to bring up voters. This novel idea was carried out by Mr Walter Jay, farmer and market-gardener, who is an enthusiastic Unionist.
He not only decked engine and waggon with his party colours, but inscribed on every spoke of the wheels the names of the candidates – Mr T Chamberlayne and Sir Barrington Smeon. Thus arrayed, the traction engine went all round the suburbs, and between three and four o’clock arrived at the polling booth with 64 voters.
“Motors for voters” will be a new device for elections.