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CHRISTCHURCH.

___T>ra_ty of Clateto——rc— foe tie ensixmg ■ fli"i|l 1 I 1 ['■?'«' '1 il'f ye&j. took place yesterday at noon _t the CStsCo-_cil Chamber. -'-. Mr G. L. Lee, the returning officer, *decla&d that the only nomination made was thStof I—V Jolux Geotge 3—xclc'.eix___a., t_e* 81. ilßiii Hj till i wi for- t—.e exxsxxing year. Tjkdp_ anao— .cement Was received With louxij YY§_i_ "Worship said he -wo-lcl not therf defain fjf"*m by making any remarks, tCs h* w|iidflpea_ lateron. | .SLct-raxitage -was taten. of the occasion td. mate a presentation to his Worship th& -ftyor and Mrs Bu_<len_lau in eoniinemo>«s -Son of the Eichibitibn. About fifty of theg leading citizens assembled in the Counciß C%m_er. where the very handsome testi-l T-rfn'al was displayed. Mr Ollivier's taste, known m matters of -what Mis-Mftingt-n called articles of "bigotry and;; -vStue/* but on this occasion he had ei|_ll_d -umself• The plate was selectedf aidiers of Messrs Coates and Co.| Pejiei_e_ and Co.» and M. Sandstein. Thel principal part comprised a very handsomecentre piece, consisting of an epergne and iWft flower stands. The epergne -was th§r th| one exhibited by Mr Sandstein on __£ of' the Exhibitions It is in fona of—i fern .tree springing from a rocky base? _& fronds felling over and _§ the centre glass of the epergne. AM i the foot is a figure of ,aj Itfaori chief in what -Urtemus Ward would? «jfi. a fuUenit ef war paint, and also some M,-r- hushes. The flower stands on either -were in bold contrast, being represen<tative of the Arctic regions. The foot Represented ice bergs, with polar bears, fwalruseß, &c, whilst above are stalactites. ! jjtogether, this is a very handsome piece Srp____, and one which will be a very; Exttmg memento of a year memorable;in the tauiucipal history of Christchurch. In Addition to this, there was a handsome dead told locket, -earing on one side the mono-|-_m of Mrsßuddenhlau. The la_t items to Se noticed were six silver claret cups and a plver bearing an inscription. t_ The gentlemen being assembled, on the motion of Mr Frederic!- Hobbs, tha returnipg officer, Mr G. L. Lee, took the ¥__• Lee said he had the greatest possible measure in taking the chair, as he had just |g-d the honor of returning Mr Buddenklau »am as Mayor of the city. [Cheers.] f Mr pUivier said that he had hoped that _|r John Hall would have been present on tile occasion, but his health precluded his cuing so. Hence he (Mr Ollivier) had undertaken the pleasing duty which that day had caUed them together.- It would at once be seen' that Sir John Hall would have bjfeu the most appropriate person to make tm presentation; as he had been the first firman of the City CounciL As, however, that gentleman could not attend, la (Mr OUivier),as the second chairman Sd come forward. He was proud to say ttot C__-stehurch always, honored hei lfc_i_g citizens, and on no. occasion had tfatThonor more worthily been deserved $___ on Hhe present. [Cheer..] Mr Bud-<j|-irl_-i had most nobly discharged the _ttiesof this office during the past year, ffis princely h<s_*it_lity dxmng the Exhi t|m__d,he-elt-nre,-done much to mate ttoExMbation a success. [Cheers.} The hftarts of the people were with him, an. m trusted that tax many years to come _frs Buddenklau and himself would liv< talook upon the small tribute of love anc arteem which, on behalf of the people o: C|_is-ehurch, he now presented as 'aW memento of a year of o_ie< i#ich Mr Buddenklau had mad* -fenorable by his Kberality, generosity ;4_3dL! general good qualities. The salve ■bare on it this inscription, " In memorian I _f F__X Exhibition/* and the testimonia

lias intended to rsmind Mrs Euddenklau ffiid himself of the events of that year, iJCheers.] He now begged Mr Euddenklau fib accept their small token of esteem and love, which was before him, and also the Small gift which they had ventured to offer IfoMrs Euddenklau herself. [Cheers.] The health of Mb Worship and Mrs were drank with great enthu-

TTig Worship said—Mr Ollivier and gen tlemen, I feel myself at a loss to find word to express my feelings on this occasion ii suitable terms. You have been kin< enough to refer in very flattering terms to my action during my yeas of office now expired, and especi ally during the Exhibition season ■I thank you most sincerely for those ex. pressions of your good will toward mc and I desire also on this occasion to take the opportunity of thanking the citizens generally for their kindness on all occa sions during the period I have held office as Mayor of Christchurch. To say that 1 feel honoured by the presentation to mc oi this handsome testimonial is bat feebly tc express the gratitude with which I accept this renewed token of your esteem. The knowledge that my fellow citizens approve of the manner in which I have endeavoured to carry out the duties of my office amply repays mc for any trouble and expense I may have incurred. The citizens of Christchurch conferred upon mc the highest position in their gift as head of the city, and I consequently felt it to be my duty to assume on the occasion of the Exhibition the position of host, and to uphold specially on that occasion the good name of the city for hospitality to those visitors whom the Exhibition might bring to our city. What I have done has been done ungrudingly, with a free and open heart, and a desire to benefit the city, my anxiety being that the Exhibition should, for our sake, be a success and not a failure. Having been identified with the city for a quarter of a, century, and having assisted in the management of its affairs, and shared in.' its progress and good fortune, I feel that? I am indebted to the citizens for much inj the past. Therefore I was glad to take the! opportunity to return in some way thej kindness and benefits always accorded mc. I accept this handsomo testimonial, not for its intrinsic value, but as a further bond of friendship between myself and the citizens. [Cheers.] While I live I shall always feel that I am under deep obligations for repeated evidences of good will towards Mrs Euddenklau and myself. [Cheers.] lam aware that our old friend, Mr Ollivier, is the principal instigator of this testimonial. He is always ready with his large heart to recognise what he considers services rendered in any capacity. I hope and trust that good health and long life may be in store for him. [Cheers.] As this is probably the "last event in connection with the late Exhibition I take the opportunity of thanking the promoters for their assistance and readiness on all occasions in seconding my efforts to. make the Exhibition a success. I can most sincerely bear testimony to their straightforward conduct and their desire to make the Exhibition worthy of its object, and creditable to New Zealand irrespective of loss or gain. On behalf of Mrs Euddenklau, I desire most sincerely to; thank you for your kindly expressions with respect to her, and also for the handsome. present which you have made to her this, day. [Cheers.] I can assure yeu that Mrs, Euddenklau, equally with myself, feels the deepest interest in the welfare of the city, 'and has always done her iest to assist mo |in the discharge of the social duties apper|taining to the office of Mayor. [Cheers.] I once more beg to thank you ?f or the kindness of to-day i which only adds Another to the long list which you have teaped upon mc. [Cheers.] Mr Frederick Hobbs proposed the health %t Mr John Ollivier, paying a high tribute |o the general qualities of that gentleInan. :; £ Mr Ollivier responded in a very humorous, faeech, and concluded by proposing the) ealth of Mr Twopeny, one of the projhoters of the Exhibition. %Mr Twopeny responded, stating his Belief that th^Exbibstibh,-h'ad-'been a great: fcfenefit to Christchurch, and pointing out j that he had given the beat possible proof of j his belief by remaining here. [Cheers.] He was afraid that New Zealand did not samciently recognised the advantages to be?Tived from its representation at Euro-. ,n Exhibitions. Melbourne, Sydney, and* elaide were being represented at Amster-; m, but New Zealand was absent, though;'

that country would be worth Wiing. ■•'. JMr T. S. Weston proposed—" The City fOTOtfl," Wnple4 Wiethe name of Cr. J ' , tvttxo x-esjxomied. irr a sarcastic | Ixesfcl-fcT* of "tiiio t;m-n.xxa.g ;Ofilcer, 2MCt--18. i Mi ii ih unit in pi a-rtVhnaiasrrrt 3 and duly responded to, concluded tiie proceedings. The nomination for the Mayoralty took

place yesterday.at noon in the office-of the Borough Council. 2dr John Joyce, ths present Mayor, was the only candidate nominated, and he was declared by Mr "Charles Allison, the Eeturning. Officer, to he duly elected. Mr Joyce Trill he formally installed into office on the 20th December next.

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CHRISTCHURCH., Press, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 5355, 23 November 1882

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CHRISTCHURCH. Press, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 5355, 23 November 1882

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