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TIMARU.

MR JAMES MALING, MAYOR. The election of a Mayor of Tiinaru and twelve Councillor took place yesterday, when interest was keener than for a good many years past. There were 5404 names on the roll, against 7598 at the previous election, the roll having been purged in the meantime. Of the 5454 now on the roll 3260 exercised their right to voce yesterday. As will be seen by the figures below, Mr James Maling was elected Mayor, tho result being received by the large crowd who wore in waiting last night with warm demonstrations of approval. ( The election both for Mayor and Councillors was admirably conducted bv the Town Clerk, all the work being through smoothly and expeditiously; and the prompt posting vm of progress returns by Mr Virtue's staff was much appreciated by tho waiting crowd. The following are details of the voing for Mayor:—

"2 'V> ■ r a Polling Booth. Tn -2 1 Municipal Bldgs, No. 1 5'- u Municipal Bldgs, No. 2 30 5: 7G Municipal -bKlgs, & 0 . b i v 'v a N Hall 49 4 l4i 4 Hay s Buildings 12 4 65 a Levels County Council 69 20 133 Strathallan. St 17 iq 59 Arcade 26 7- 118 2 Assembly Rooms 53 c 166 Meehan's, George St. 31 ' 3 51 3 Assembly Rooms 63 18 111 3 Caroline Bay 19 3 99 Thompson's Storo 44 3 76 1 Trafalgar Street 12 3 95 1 Parnell's, Wai-iti Roid 9 3 26 Donald's, Otipua Road 19 3 s'? Church Si. West 92 9 138 1 Woodlands Road 34 3 142 1 Browne Street 90 7 36 South School 52 6 136 2 Garage, High St 52 5 96 1 Shepherd's Corner .... 58 4 119 Wallace and Cooper's . 2f7 4 76 1 890 141 2205 24

MAYORAL CANDIDATES',, SPEECHES. aVJ_v Maling, »,„- a • warmly received, mo people ior their encouraging reception, anu specially ror tile proua position in wnicu tney liaa placed nun Unit day. (Appiause-2 ine contest Had been a tiioiouguly clean one, and had been conducted' in a thoroughly sportsmanlike ' manner. (Hear, hear.) The meetings they had lieid had done something to arouse interest in municipal affairs, and that could not have otner than-good results. He was aware of the responsibilities that now devolved upon him, and while he knew that they would not expect impossibilities from him, he could promise them that he would do his very best in the interest of all classes. I (Applause.) His predecessor, Mr Guin- > ness, had sot a high" standard, especially in patriotic work, for him to live up to, and Mrs Guinness had also done invaluable work for which ' she had earned the gratitudo :; 'of. the-iijvtepayers. (Hear, hear.) He recognised'the Value of this work, and would do his best, m this and all the municipal work, with the assistance of the good Council which he felt confident would be elected. Ho hoped that at the termination of his period, of office the people would have no cause to regret the confidence they had shown in him that day. (Applause.) Tn conclusion, the Mayorelect called for cheers for his opponents, and these wore heartily given. Mr Angland thanked all who had voted for him, and congratulated Mr Maling on his election. He hoped his term of office- would be a pleasant one, and one which would result in the advancement of the town. He made reference to Anzac Day, and referred sympathetically to those who had lost sons or brothers at the Front, expressing the hop© that time would mellow their sorrow until Providence again united them. (Applause.) Mi- Hui'dley said his position at the bottom of the poll could be attributed to his own laziness. (Laughter.) He congratulated Mr Maiing on ins election, and said lie was sure he would make a good Mayer. He was a thorough gentleman, and no one took -a keener interest in the welfare of Timaru. The chief problem of the future would bo in connection with their soldier lads, and Mr Maling's experience in going through the South African war would give him loiowledge and sympathy to deal with them aright. He wished him a prosperous term of office. - (Applause.) • \ ' \

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TIMARU., Timaru Herald, Volume CVI, Issue 16253, 26 April 1917

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TIMARU. Timaru Herald, Volume CVI, Issue 16253, 26 April 1917

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