THE MAYOR OF LIVERPOOL. '
MB. NATHANIEL GEORGE BULL, the Mayor of Liverpool, was born in Liverpool, New South Wales, in 1842. At the age of" 13 years he was apprenticed to his late father-in-law, Mr. Anthony Hordern. He entered into the drapery business on his own account in the year 1862, on Brickfield Hill, where he remained for eleven years. Having previously purohased his present estate and residence (Cabramatta Park), he re- tired from business until 1880, when he estab- lished the Commercial Stores, Liverpool, now conducted principally by his sons. In 1873 Mr. Bull was placed in the commission of the peace, and has since then taken an active part on the Liverpool Bench.' He was elected by the bench of magistrates as a member of the licensing board ; and on July 14 last he was unanimously chosen president of the Liverpool branch of the Political Protection Association. Mr. Bull was
first elected an alderman of Liverpool in the year 1875. Ho was eleoted Mayor in 1877, and again
in 1882 and 1887.
Liverpool was incorporated on June 27, 1872, the amount of rates being at that time about £1400 per year. The municipality is twelve miles in length. The streets in the principal parts of the town are now being kerbed and guttered. The prinoipal roads aro the main, Orphan School, and Maryvale roads. These are now in a bad state. They were in good repair some time ago ; but, owing to tho heavy traffic to the waterworks during 1885-6, they wore much damaged ; and the; council had to re-deck several bridges and cul- verts, and effeot other repairs. But, although the present Mayor and the ex-Mayor attended several deputations to ask for some compensa- tion, the council has not received one penny.
The residents are in hopes that the loop line from St. Peters will soon be carried out, when Liverpool will beoome a suburb of Sydney, and the property will be muoh improved in value. Tho town is just now in a very dull state, and many residents are unemployed ; the prinoipal trade is in sawn timber and logs ; and tho people cannot work in consequence of the bad roads and the rotten state of tho bush. Numbers of large estates have been recently subdivided, and there aro in consequence many miles of roads in an un improved state.
Mr. N. G. BULL, Mayor of LiverpooL