Snip from Chapter XXIV - Luxton of Banff
In the first city (Winnipeg) election on January 5, 1874, the elder Luxton was a candidate for mayor but defeated by F.E. Cornish. It was an election bristling with enthusiasm, however, with 308 names on the voters' list and 331 ballots cast and counted. But not even the defeated candidate questioned the integrity of the mayor-elect who, as one of his first acts in the role of chief magistrate, laid a charge against himself for disorderly conduct on a certain night following election, pleaded guilty, fined himself five dollars and paid the fine.