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CHRISTCHURCH.

- * - WEDNESDAY, DXCXUBBB 17. S --The annual meeting of the City Conncilfcel Hα installation of the Mayor took place m\ Present—the Mayor, Cra. Louissosl Brace, Hoskingi Andrews, Crooks tSwdhoe, Kiver, Lambert. MA she Matob said the Councillora weM £j*iw» that the meeting was called n ifafteidanoe with clause 70 of the Municipmj Act. ffl L *-~ius Worship then signed the declarm S&8, which concluded the formal bomnes* I the Council adjourned. ja| WZA&x the adjournment of the Councwr of his Worship, the members m '. ?»e Council, aad ex-Mayore Hobbs, BuS I fletUsj, and Thomson, aad er-CouncilMg F*S&s, adjourned to his Worship's priv«». reoeou - ara L,\Ht.JiscssT said he desired, on behra jss&6 Council, to ask His Worship to «| r"«|t & small memento of an interesting :?«wa4 which had taken place recently im ; ' Mifwsity. The Council, as a whole, ha& lltegfe&testpossiblepleasure in eongratu* 3i&g His worship upon both the happg -«*&*, which they that day celebrated, an|? > : ife«H!lecti©ntothe high and importer* of Mayor of Camstchurcn. H» during the first year of his office i'isA done good work for the citizenS sj4awl he looked forward to a eeetmf Lvax of office even mo.c suocessniW c""6bo the former. It was true that njß ?-«jr great appaient results had been , *TOwd, bat a «eat deal of useful worE| ■ «d Iwea quietly and unostentatiously® J -feus. Ist the citizens Tinder his Worship's« - Sea&feee. Sβ now asked him to accept,* ttlahalf of the members of the City* the little memento to which he | |*l«BBded, and also to convey to Mrafl * thecoD K ratuiatiolia of theCounciLl alluded to was a jeryl V~jEHP*B«fgne. R comprises a tree, I • 22? r*>fer branches of which is sue-1 At the four corners | >*f!J* *■» are pillars upon which axel gfwSjae&tartle doves, whilst above the i ** * a eaple. Supported by thejj SjJJfcokesQlthe tree is the glass fruit dish. I is the following inscription:— I *-defeated by the members of the Cityf <*saeil to C. P. Huibert, Esq., Mayor off ijpefehurch, N.Z., to commemorate the! --'mtik during his mayoralty of his son I $jsMtd James. October27th, 1884." Thef °?*B»ento, which was manufactured by i ";Mms Coatea and Co., is a very creditable I %ectmen of silversmith's work, ehowuigl v tefii artistic taste In the design and finish! fee workmanship. 1 V Cγ. ViKcgHT proposed the health of Mrs | and tiie infant, coupled with the J ' ieae of His Worship the Mayer. '" . I -- -. Sic toaet was drank enthusiastically. . 1 2rs WoBSHip thb who was I most enthusiastically, said that! J» thanked them most heartuy for! 1 &* kindly manner in which Cγ. Vin-i l«eat had spoken of Mrs Hulbert and! «««elf. It had been a ■*Wt with a Council such as he had'— ! v*<koncil, the members of which had I t»interests of the city most thoroughly I <»iapletsly at heart. It wae troe ttat I h*» work they had done during the year I -ted act been brilliant, but still a great I of useful work had been done. 1 -!i~^ r °ow before the ratepayers a i j-Hem which would enable them to do I "-"S* 81 * 1 uaefil werks. The great body of i ' 9 ie believed would support this I " beeauee it would enable the Council ■ - oafcworka with but little pressure I r* i&tepayers, which, under prewnte |. liey were unable to do. J I «?tiasted that all would help to secure 1 15™ able a result. With reference to t ?•■• *«* of the year, he might say fliat f il-SzJL to4al «»te of only £210 f ,<3BBMBea to t*ecHected. This, he thought,»

eflected great credit upon the officers rhose duty it was to collect the rates, the sore bo as no undue pressure had been wrought to bear on the ratepayers, having' n view the hardness of the times. He] •egged to thank them kindly for the way] n which they had spoken of MrsHulberfc md himself, and for the memento they had presented to him. [Cheers.] HiaWoESHtp thb Mayob thenpropoaed ' Ex-Mayora and Councillors." They had K>rne the heat and burden of the day, and fere now entitled to the rank of old warriors. , The toast was duly honored. |Ix-MajoM Thomson, Hobbs and Badpnklau, with ex-Councillor Brigg3, rd ponded, all joining in paying a high comj Ument to his Worship the Mayor for hu Indent discharge of the duties of hisj Bice, and congratulating him upon his relection. I The t»st of "The Titm/' to which! tessrs Plunkett and Hart responded! rought the proceedings to a close. 3

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A special meeting of the St. Albana' Borough Council was held yesterday at twelve o'clock to install the lately elected Mayor. Present—His "Worship the Mayor (in the chair), and Cγ?. Salter, Dickenson, Brown, Moore, and the Mayor-Elect, Cr. BulL Cr. Turner was excused for absence. The Mayor (J. L. Wileon) having made a few farewell remarks, vacated the chair, and the Mayor-Elect having made the usual declaration took the chair. In doing so, he thanked Councillors for their support, and congratulated them on the improvement made during the past year in the financial position of the Council. He was in hopes that something in the way of permanent works might be accomplished before long, and held that the general opinion in the borough was in favor of borrowing for that purpose, say, to the extent of .£II,OOO. In conclusion, he mustjbear testimony to the zeal of the late Mayor for the interests of the borough, one of whose efforts—the acquisition of a shingle reserve—would no doubt be of the greatest value. This ended the special business, and an ordinary meeting was then held. The Works Committee reported that Mr Gresson's proposal re Church lands had been accepted, Mr Gresson to do the fencing; and consent had been given' to the formation of road* on the Barker estate. Adopted. The Finance Committee reported receipts .£l9O 5s 6d ; debit balance at Bank, £107 15s 6d. Correspondence was read from Mr. W. Devenieh Meares, stating that when Mr Bonnington's house was burned he received a message asking him to telephone for the fire engines. He had done so, but had had to guarantee their expenses. For these he had since paid £19 6s, and now asked that the Borough would reimburse him that sum. He further suggested that the Council should make some arrangement for the use of the City engines, or purchase an engine for its own use, as it was unlikely that private individuals would always be found to guarantee expenses. Consideration of the letter was deferred to a future meeting, and after some further business the Council adjourned to January 19th.

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CHRISTCHURCH., Press, Volume XL, Issue 6011, 18 December 1884

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CHRISTCHURCH. Press, Volume XL, Issue 6011, 18 December 1884

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