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THE MAYORAL ELECTION.
ALDERMAN J. A. MCKENZIE
FUNCTION AT THE TOWN
The Aldermen of Hobart on Saturday morning showed their appreciation of the work done by Alderman J A
McKenzie as Mayor during the past six months by unanimously re-electing him to that position for the ensuing year. It is quite an unusnal thing that no other aspirant for the office of Chief Magistrate of the City should come for ward and Saturday's election is convinc ing testimony to the general esteem in which Alderman McKenzie is held. All the aldermen were present in the Mayor's room at 11 o'clock, Alderman J G Shield, as eeuioi ildcrm in picsid lug ind before ten minutes hid ehpsed the ch-uram had nnnounccd fiom tho lovrn hall ¡ops amid dicer-, that Alder min AIcKcnzio hid been re elected witn oui o| position
The eustomirv oeremonv took plicp in (ho Council ( lumber at 111(1 when near lv 100 prominent citizens wero prcunf mci lding the Chief Spciotirv (Hon ' C Atr-Plipc; 'Minister of J inris ilion 1
F Blvthi tho Speaker of the House of Assembly (Hon J AV ivan?) and the Mavors predecessor (Colonel Freies Snowden) A\ inn ind other refresh mentí wero served
The "M ivor propo ed the t«i r of The King which v»q lovillj honoured
'Dm Chief Secretan m «reposing ..' The Mayor ipolo"i«ed for tho un
avoidable ib^ence of tho Premier and Treasurer He wnrmlv congiatuhted Alderman McKenzie upon his boing r»
ADDERMAN S. A. McICENZIE.
Tîe-electod Mayor of Hobart.
turned unopposed as Mayor of the Cor- poration ot Hobart. (Applause.) He understood such complete unanimity in the selection of a Mayor had noj been fihown for many years, ft was desirable that the Major should have tho con- fidence of tho aldermen «nd citizens, and the far), that Alderman McKenzie had won Hie appreciation of the aldermen was an earnest thal they had the light man in the joh. (Applauso.) .Every- one must realise tho great strides the eily of Hobart was making. " They had their own utilities auch as tramway?, souor.ige, water seivieo, otc., which in many eilics wore privately controlled: So the position of Mayor of Hobart was ii. very important one, and he thought they would agree with him that in Ald- erman McKenzie J hoy had a man of sincerity of purpose, honobly." and in Ipgnty." under whom the affairs of^the Corporation would be carried om-for'lho nest iii mon I lis in a biisinoas4iko and straightforward way. (Applause./
The to ist was enthusiastically drunk and cheers weio given for tho 3lnyor and Mayoress.
The M.iyoi on riring to rpply was greeted with prolonged applauwv He said ho felt very gratified at the man- ner in which tho toot>t had been re- ceived and at the groat honour which had been done him that day. It was a very proud moment when ho was ap- pointed Mayor six months ago after the very worthy ex-Mayor, Colonel Snow- den, lind resigned, but lie fell still prouder that his brother aldermen had ie-olectod him for another 12 montlis to that position. (Applause.) Ho felt his responsibility and would endeavour to can y out the work to the best of his ability, with the assistance of his brother aldermen, to whose splendid help in tho past any success ho lind achieved bud been largely due. As the" festive pennon was anproacbing he would take the opportunity of wishing all tho com- pliments of the senson. (Applause.)
Senior Alderman Shield proposed "The Newly-Elected Aldermen." By return- ing the font refiling aldermen the citiz- ens, ho said, had shown that they wer« satisfied with them. (Applause.) Ald- erman JCettlefotd had yet to prove his ability, but there was no doubt hfl would" make good. (Applause.). He re- gretted that illness had led to the re firemen' of Alderman Lord, ano trnsi ed his réitération to health would soon be complete. (Applause.)
The toast was drunk with enthusiasm, and all the newly elected aldermen briefly responded.
The orocoodings closed with the Na- tional Anthem and cheers for the King.