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SOUTH BRISBANE CITY

COUNCIL.

ALDERMAN HILTON ELECTED

MAYOR.  

QUESTION OF STREET IMPROVE-

MENTS.

"A statutory meeting of the South Bus bane Council was held yesterday, when theie wore in attendance . Aldot men E. Barstovv, j. E Hilton, A. (Jil lespie, P Fort est, G Ii. Schofield, J Gaffney, R \Y. H Loug, L .Stephens, H.

Black, J. Davey, J. l! Burke, and H. àNejlan, and the town cleik (Mr. A 13. Lency). Light 01 nine ratepayeis were als»

present

The Town Clerk, as returning officer, presided, and intimated the result of the

elections ..

Alderman Davey proposed Alderman Long as mayor

'Hie Town Cleik said it had been the custom of the council not to require any seconder to the nominations for the office of mayor, i he member gaming an absolute majority («501 en votes) being elected.

Alderman Schofield nominated Alder- man Buike, who ícceived five votes ; Aldeiman Burke nominated Alderman Gaffney, who secured four votes; Aldei- man Stephens nominated Alderman Tor rest, who got thiee votes; Aldtinian Key Ian nominated Aldeiman Burke, who ie ceived three votes ; Aldeiman Schofield nominated Alderman Hilton, who secured bix"votes; Alderman Black nominated Al- derman Long, who obtained foui votes ; Alderman Burke nominated Alderman Gaffney, who received five votes, Alder- man Davey nom natcd Aldei man Scho- field, who got three votes; and Alderman Noylan nominated Aldeiman Burke, who on the third occasion icceived three votes

Aid T 1 Hilton i is yesterday «.lecled Mai or if <-o ith Bt slune entered the coi th Bn°banc Council in 1911 as a lepresentative of No 1 Maid which ne has continuously represented since He has served on all the committee« of the council, > r/ood i i li > » In ' 11 ii t

mayoral chin \\d Hilton is a native of Manchester (Ingall ) id c m t

Bnsbane in 1883 He revisited the Old Country i y tar ago He has b"e i pi oin nently identified with the AOT Tnendly S cíe v ni winch he has actitl as treusuier foi 20 j ears

Aldeiman Sihofield moy el 'That the connell adjourn foi 10 minutes to talk over the matter ' Tf ti ej went on much lonyrei he said it would be more like a farce than anything else

Aldeimnn Davey then nominated -"vider man Hilton as moyoi, and the latter this time spcined s;eveti voles and was el«.ctcd

All the members offetcd coier-itul it '«s

to the new Mayor who, m acknowledging what he termed the unexpected honoin that had been conferred upon lum, e\

pressed the hope that at the end of Ins term tho eonf donee which thev had placed in bim would not have been found misplaced Continuing he said the conn oil's finance« weie not very satisfactory and it «ould be for the membeis to con sider Whether they rould to any extent lebeve the intepayer-, or continue on the same lates us at tho present time He took it that at present there was no necessity for any inn ease in the rates AcU^rtiiio: to the conrl tion of the streets the Mavor remarl ed tliat they would com j are w ith those m other localities p<r| ecnlly the roadways but the fovtnaths wanted considerable improve ment anti it would be for the com mitti e and the council as a whole to see whethpr thev conVl utilise any ninney for water channelling or in anv othpr w iv improve tiru stieels In these strenuous times they were not out tn io duce labour in any way They bad for a good many years been usine tar and ashes, which wete sittsfactoij in that thev left the footpaths clean, but thev did not last long enough for the

The pures* ina most pilatahle ot nlei !«. "Cist'omtint ' Obtainable all first

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outlay incurred. .Such footpaths broke up very badly, and he had heard a lot ot complaints about them being in such ii ternble-btate. Ile would like to see sonic ttnng better than that In conclusion, the Mayor 9aid he could promi&c the' council that every ward would have fair

consideration.

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