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The Council Committee on contested Elections held a meeting on Monday, and examined testimony in regard to the contest for the post of Alderman from Jefferson Ward. Mr. John M. Higgins, who received 382 votes, contested the return of Mr. Wm. Taylor, who received 531, on the ground that at the time of election the latter was not a resident of the city or ward from which he was returned.-- The committee, as we learn, reported unanimously that the temporary absence of Mr. Taylor from his usual residence did not impair his right of election. The report will be handed in at the next meeting of the Common Council, and the case will then be disposed of by that body.
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