To-day, at noon, Mr J. L. Wilson was duly Dominated by Messrs William Moor and Edward Baiter as Mayor of St Albans, and as n» other candidate had boen proposed, he was deolared to be duly eleoted. The Mayor elect addressed those present at follows :— Gentlemen, I ought to say some* thing, I suppose. Though we hare not a large muster, we can tell the publio some* thing of what I hare to say. I return thankt to you for the interett you hare taken, and. to the electors for plaoing me in this honourable position. I have felt, and feel, a sort of paternity to this Borough ; the first thought of its establishment, I believe, was in my own brain, I have watohod ik with interest since it has boen established, though tbore has not been any very great display in the shape of spending money, as there wrs not muoh money to spend. Still the business hat boon oonduoted as well as it could bo under the circumstances. I may say that I haveone or two things in my mind that I intend to bring before the Oounoil, when the time comes, to try and improve the finfcnoes of the Borough, and to assist in any publio work* that may be neoeesary for the beueflt of the community. Ido not know that I need say any more. I hope we shall hare a happy and prosperous year. I beg to more h vote of thanks to the Returning Officer for the manner in which he bus conducted the eleo-» tion. The vote of thanks was duly seoondetl and carried nem con. Mr Ward briefly acknowledged tbe oomplU tnent, and the proeeeding* closed.
Permanent link to this item
STALEANS., Star, Issue 4854, 20 November 1883
STALEANS. Star, Issue 4854, 20 November 1883
Using This Item
See our copyright guide for information on how you may use this title.
This newspaper was digitised in partnership with Christchurch City Libraries (1910-1920).