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BANGOR. COL. PLATT ELECTED. The annual meeting of tihe Banger City Couav cil was held to-ciay, the retiring Mayor, Coun- cillor Bayne, .presiding over the preliminary proceedings. There was present a Ia,1"genttmiber of ladies and gentlemen who had come to wit- ness the ceremony of installing the new Mayor. Alderman Thomas Lewis proposed the Sec- tion of Col. Platt as Mayor for the ensuing year (loud cheers). He said that they were mu.dh indebted to Col. Jatt for what he had done for the city. Alderman J. E. Roberts .seconded. He said What the -gentleman whom t'iiey were about to elect as Mayor was not a novice. He was the first Mayor of the city in 1883, when it was iii- oanporated. TJ%i the Council were in a fight- jug attitude?ââ¢(lawgihter),âand were Dot in & mood to look after the interests of the town. .N'ow I things had changed, and they had settled down to do good work, and h-e promised Col. Platt a. year of peace and quietness (cheers). The motion was carried unanimously, and OoL Platt, on entering tihe room, received an enthusiastic reception. Having been installed and invested, the new Mayor said he hoped his year of office would be signalled by unanimity and good feeling. It would be his pleasinc- duty to try a.nd merit the honour confirmed upon him. He should like to look back to find out what had be-cm done in Bangor since 1883. In that year the ratable value was £ ?T.918; in 1906' it was £ 41,918; increase, £ -17,030. In 1833, the general district rate- Is 2d in the B in 1906. 3s 8d. Tine r0n1.at::m in 1883 was 9207: r) in 1906, 12,500. T}:e number of inhabit cd houses in 1883 was 683: in 1906, 2650. The Mayor, in conclusion, appointed Mr g. C. Vin- cent as his deputy. A vote cd thanks was returned to the retiring Mkyor, Mr 1J¡a.yue, for his services. 1

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