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NOTES 3S NOTIONS. (By" VARIOUS COXTRISCTORS.") The following are amongst the Mayors elected in the principal town councils in orth Waits auti Shropshire. Mr D C Roberts. WAS elected mayor at Aber- ystwyth, Dr Parry at Carnarvon, Dr Morgan at Conway, Mr E A Turnonr at Denbigh, Mr Joseph Hull at Flint, Dr Aylmer Lewis at Oswestry, Dr Medwyn Hughes at Kuthin, Mr T P Deakin at Shrewsbury, Mr D Jones at Welshpool. Mr R Williamson at Wrexham. The Conservatives and Unionists seem to have scored heavily in the Mayors of the country, thus of 308 elections recorded 115 are Conservatives, 2D Liberal Unionists, and 127 Liberals, while in seven cases politics were not stated. The section of the Denbigh Council who had set their minds upon getting rid of the retiring Aldermen were onlv partly successful on Wednesday. Mr R Henry Roberts, of Henllan. refused to follow them in the ignoble task of ignoring the 25 years faithful services of Mr E T Jones, and un- ceremoniously turning him out of the Council consequently Mr ,Jon( s' re- election was secured, seven out of the 14 members present voting for him. They deserve the thanks of an who consider past good work should be rewarded, not treated with ingratitude. They were Messrs H Henry Roberts, E A Tumour, W D W Griffith, T A Wynne Edwards, T J Wil- liams, R Humphreys Roberts, and W Meilard. • m In the case 0: Mr John Thomas Hughes they succeeded as he knew before hand they would. He was not only the victim of the new-born craze for shuffling all the older Aldermen oat of the Council, but ot I other circumstances less worthy. At the close of the meeting, Mr Hughes gave some of his opponents a "bad ten minutes. His remarks will, oE course, appear in the Council report and I need not repeat theal here, but there can be no doubt about it that the public generally believe that Mr Hughes' statements are absolutely true, and that he has been turned out partly because he has acted independently of the little inner circle," but principally because he has returned to the Church of which he was a member in his youth. This is a terrible offence in the eyes of some people 1 do not 3ay that all the members who voted against Mr Hughes were actuated by C, these latter motives. Some of them had honestly and straightforwardly pledged themselves in their canvasses to vote for having the. Aldermen changed, and of course they voted consistently. I quite agree with tbe principle of not allowing men, whether old or young, to ol occupy these positions who do not faith- fully and regularly perform the duties. The offiea i3 not one of ornament only, and if a man accepts the honour he should do the work. But in this case not a single com- plaint could be made, Messrs Jones and Hughes have been amongst the most faithful and hard-working of all the members. There places could not possibly be filled by men who would serve the borough better; therefore, there is no excuse for the action taken. That it was personal in Mr Hughes' case is pretty clearly proved by the fact that he was only appointed six years ago, and cannot therefore, be said to have monopolised the office. Both he and Mr Jones won their seats in the Council originally by the votes of the electors, and therefore, stand in a very different position to those Aldermen, some of whom are at present in our own County Council, who having been rejected by the electors, have been afterwards pitchforked into the Council by their party, against the wish of the ratepayers. Here is a u jolly old brick." To-day Mr Charles Richards, of Worthenbury, near Wrexham, attains his 100th birthday. Mr Richards, who is a farmer, has, during his long life, had excellent health in fact, he had not needed the services of medical man until this year. He was not a teetotaller, neither does he abstain from smoking. He has upwards of 200 relatives living in the neighbourhood of Wrexham. To :iy the T:11?gor<» will celebrate hi I birthday by general rejoicings, and a pre- sentation will be made to him. Richards lost his wife some few years ago, but not before they had celebrated their golden wedding. Mr Robert Owen made an amusing slip in returning thanks for his election as Alderman on Wednesday. He returned thanks to the eight members .who had voted for him. Now one of "the eight" was Mr Robert Owen himself. That was good enough, but Mr Owen went even one better than that, for he not only voted for himself, but returned thanks to himself for having done so The slip was that he should have returned thanks to the seven, and left the 11 eighth (himself) out of it. Of course it is a matter of taste .vhether a man votes for himself or not, and in a party fight it is quite justifiable and right to do so, but it is better not to thank himself for having done so Mr John Davies, Love-lane, is quickly and properly on the job. He does not believe in letting the grass grow under his for he commenced to canvass for the cant seat in the Council, directly Mr ,hert Owen had been elected Alderman. Ir Davies evidently believes in the inciple that if a thing is worth doing, it vc)rth doing well and commencing early the doing of it.

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