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CHRISTCHURCH MAYORALTY.

CAUSTIC COMMENTS

(Special to Herald.)

CHRISTCHURCH, this day. Commenting editorially .on the result of the Christ church Mayoral election, the Star says: ''For a very parlous sin of sin of omission, '-tlie' possibility' of which we hinted- ritVy'estei*da.y; the ratepayers of Ohristchurch ar>e paying a very heavy penalty. They deserve to be punished, â– but the punishment, it- must be admitted, is quite ant of propoiticniY to the crime. They have Iheeni saddled! for a year ' with Mir Charles Allison n_V Mayor.-'' Pen-ion-ally, Mi*. Allison is a very estimable citizen, but/aa the head- of the municipality he is quite nnpoSsible. His ."record iii civic matte'ris has been one of unqualified, opposition and hostility to almost every move, having for its object the advt_wce-me-it- and betterment of the city. He iis a representative of all that is fossilised m municipal masters, and the dim lexicon of Ins age contains no such word, as 'progressiveness.' He owes his election not to the enthusiasm, of the ratepayers, but to the loyalty of his friends m Sydenham-. Under similar circumstances aii empty kerosene tin might easily have won the election, and 1 we are not sure that -such a rc-sult would not have been better for the oity."

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CHRISTCHURCH MAYORALTY., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXV, Issue 11262, 1 May 1908

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CHRISTCHURCH MAYORALTY. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXV, Issue 11262, 1 May 1908

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