SOUTH BRISBANE CITY
ALDERMAN ALLEN ELECTED
The South Brisbane Council met at noon yesterday for tho purpose of electing a mayor for the ensuing 12 months. There were prêtent : Aldermen 11. Neylun (1 e tiring mayor), J. 1!. Burke, J. Allen, L. Stephens, J. 13. Hilton, J. Gnffney, K. W. ii. Long, A. Gillespie. F. C. Dent, P. For- rest, J. Davey, P. J. Thorn, and the towfl
THE MAYOR OF SOUTH
Aid. J. Allon.
i Jerk (Mi. A. Leney) Theie were ruso about 70 spoctatois picsvnt, inducting Mcíhis. J Allan, F. W. Bouchard, and .!. Huxham, MM h A
The town cleik took tho chati, and called for nominations foi the olficc of
Alderman Bmko nominated Aldciman Stephens for the position.
Alderman Stephens thanked them for the ptoposcd honour, but legrctted that his pri- vate business would not allow lum to ne cent it
Alderman Burke nominated Alderman Allen, and this was cariled unanimously.
Alderman Allon vins escorted to the mai oral chair by Alderman, Burke, and received the congratulations of Inn bro thor aldermen Alderman Xcylan îe newed the work of tho past year Ile icfcued to the many progressive works which tho council had undertaken, jiiclud mg the leasing of arcas of land to Mears Watson, Ferguson, and Co and the Sun- shine Ilarvcstct Co _ Tlio Mtiogiavc Wharves wire now giving a return of from Oi to 10 pet cent ; and the iproposed ovteniion would cost £'il,000, biiu tho increase in lent as a reiult would amount to £2000 nor annum, Othei works which tho council lind undertaken included the erection of a grand stand in Daviot Pink, the housing of tho Randall ait collection, purchase of a steam xollti, and the open- ing up of a quarry. The yeal lhad been stienuous, but he anticipated that the forthcoming vcar would not be BQ stren-
Alderman Allen «aid he appreciated the honour of hems elected nia)oi, but had Alderman Stephens been belected for the Íiosition he would have loynlly supported um He felt tlut the policy of the city m using up tho vacant lands waa a good one, and lind been accomplished on the right hues. He would continue to work on
theisame progressive lines as had previous-i ly been the case. He again thanked them* on behalf of bjmself and Jira. Allen». (An' plauso.)
Subsequently the visitors and aldermen» adjourned to the cominittee-room, at tíio invitation of the retunung officer (Alder- man H. Ncylan), and a number o£ toasts