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CARNARVON. MR. W. tA.ID..RBI ;HIRE RE-ELECTED. THE MAYOR iSLlGGESTS VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS. This morning, Mr W. A. Darbishirewas re- flected Mayor of Carnarvon. 'When Mr Dar- bishire was elected la-st year, the townspeople, one and all, declared that a gentleman more worthy of the honour, it would have been im- possible to find. Now, when the year of his office has come to an end, no greater tribute to his abilities, and no better acknowledgement of his services can be found than by honour- ing him for the second time. During his year of office Mr Darbishire has shown himself to be an ideal Mayor. His experience as a public man has been very extensive and, varied, and he possesses that dignity of demeanour which is ski-- inzlispons,%ble in the makng oi a good Mayor. At the stroke of twelve the mayor entered the Guild Hall, wearing his robe of office and, accompanied by the Town Clerk '('Mr R. 0. Roberts). There -were present at the meeting Aldermen Dr Parry, tR. Norman Davies, D. T. !Lake, J. P. Gregory, Edward Hughes; Coun- cillors J. T. Roberts, OD. T. ie-dwards, T. H. Edwards, W. G. Thomas, 1M. ,E. !Nee, T. Arm- strong, R. RaDleigh Jones, J. Fletcher, W. Lloyd Griffith, Richard Thomas, Edward Parry Reea W. Hughes, together with Messrs. A. Holden, E. Roberts, E. Hall and J. Williams '{Corporation officials). There was a fair at- tendance of burgesses. The iMayor, in addressing the meeting, said the time "warn up, and, it was their duty to turn to business. He must say at the commence- ment that the aider-men and councillors of Car- narvon were the best business men he lia-a ever had anything to do with (cheers). TYe Coun- cil had worked very well indeed during the past year. fWith regard, to the unemployed question, lie was certain they as a Council tackled it in a far more efficient way than any other body. The little piff they had with the Admiralty over the removal of the battery, ha was sorry, did not have the desired effect of keeping the battery in the town. The great event of the year as regards the town was the Eisteddfod, and he heartily thanked the towns- people for their co-operation to bring it about in such a manner as it had done (cheers). There were no cases of immoraJty or drunkenness dur- ing that week, which was a credit to the coun- try (Iiear, Tiear). He did not take any merit for the good work done by the Council, for they had- pul a square man in a round hole. He had met with kmcfpess and generosity on all sides, and had added a host of friends. I now retire from dffice. Alderman Robert Parry, in moving that Mr W. A. tDarbishire be re-elected Mayor for an- other year, said the Council were very very fortunate last year when they succeeded to in- duce Mr (Darbishire to accept the office of Mayor. The choice of the Council was enthu- siastically received by the town, and now, when the year of his office was at an end', the man- ner in which Mr Darbishire had discharged his duties had justified the choice of the Council and the enthusiasm of the borough. Mr Dar- bishire exhibited some diffidence when he was asked to accept the mayoralty last year, stat- ing that he "had "had no experience in the work. However, he had been an apt pupil, and had- presided over the meetings of the Council with oomapicuou-S ability. He had not let them â waste their time, and had kept them in due order. As they all knew, he was a very busy man; but he Tiad never failed to attend 'the various committees, amd in this respect he was a good example to the councillors. His time had been at the disposal of the Council in every matter appertaining to the welfare of the town; and in connection with the Eisteddfod his services hacabeen had thrown himself heart and soul into the work, and his advice and oounsel had been most valuable to them (applause). WitE reference to Mia Darbishire, she had been an ideal Mayoressj and to describe her character was like painting the lily (applause). He moved that Mr and Mrs W. A. Darbishire be made Mayor and, (Mayoress of Carnarvon for the en- suing yea* (cheer* Alderman J. P. Gregory seconded, and the motion was carried with the greatest enthu- siasm, Mr Darbishire. in returning thanks, said he hoped that next year the Council would be in a position to earrv out even more improve- ments. There were two or three things which Teqnired their attention. In the first place they were badly in need of -new mimicipil ibuildings. The present buildings were most inconvenient,' and the work in connection with the Corpora- tion could not be systematically carried out in them. In the second place, the fire engine. might be improved; and, in his opinion, a motor fire engine would be of advantefre to the town. H a fire broke out somewhere between Carnarvo-n. n,nd IPwUheJi the results in the present circum- stances would .be very serious indeedi. Letters were read from Councillors H. (Lloyd Carter, John Pqchard, And Peter Angel, re- gretting their inability to be -present. A NEW MORTUARY WANTED. The Vicar (iRev J. W. Wynne "Jones, LAA.) said one of the first things the Council should do was to provide a new mortuary. The pre- sent mortuary, he said, was full of rats md smelt so much of manure that it was almost impossible for anyone to cro into it. With re- ference to the election of Mr Darbifihire as mayor, the town was to be heartily congratu- lated on securing such a-n experienced gentle- man to preside over its affairs. Mr Darbishire agreed with the Vicar that the provision of a new mortuarv should have the early attention of the. Council. I Mr Normal Davies WitS re-elected returning officer for the Eastern Ward.

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