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SOUTH BRISBANE-ALDERMAN

GAFFNEY.  

A special meeting of the South Brisbane City Council was held at noon yesterday for the purpose o£ electing the mayor   for the ensuing year

Alderman Foncst, «s returning officei, fiincunoed the leatilt of the recent ele" tions as follows -No 1 Ward Alderman IA Batstovv, No 2 Ward, Alderman, J Davey j No 3 Ward, AlJeiiuan A Paulk uei , No 4 Ward, Alderman I E Burke

The chair was then taken by the town CIPIK (Air A Liney), ard the eleetioi or ma}oi lol the eii'iimg )ear was proceeded

with

Alderman Birtou nominated Alderman I' lcirest (letirmg ma}or), and in dnnç so said that during his term of office as mavor he had uissed th'ough a veiy strenuoui }cai, hut had discharged his duties most satisfactorily There were seveial nnr<il<i!il mutt« ra IU hand whieh b« should have tie opportunity of rom I let nig

On the nomination being put, Alder man Torrest received four votes

Alderman Long then nominated Alder man J Gaffney, and he lecetved six votes This being a majontv of the council, the town clerk declared Alder man Gaffney elected, and he was con-

ducted to the chati

The new ma} or was briefly congrätu lated by the whole of the aldermen, and the ma}oi suitably responded

Subsequently light lefresbmcnts weie

served,

THE NEW MAYOR OE SOUTH

BRISBANE.

Alderman John Gaffney, the new Mayor of the City of South Brisbane, was born in County Cavan in Ireland, and came to Brisbane about 26 years   ago. For a time he had the lot of the average new arrival in a strange land,

but he quickly obtained work, and sub- sequently entered the Queensland Police Force, in which he had 12 years of ser- vice. After resigning from the police force be entered upon the business of hotelkeeping, and is now the lessee of the Ship Inn in Stanley street, South Brisbane. Alderman Gaffney entered municipal politics six years ago, so his   elevation to the municipal chair of the second municipality in the State in so short a time is an indication that he has devoted considerable energy to the engrossing subject of local government.

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