Margate ward election public notices in Keebles 1888

From: Keeble’s Margate & Ramsgate, Broadstairs, S. Peters, Minster, Westgate-On-Sea, Birchington Gazette and East Kent Advertiser. Vol 19 no 971, Friday for Saturday 6th Oct 1888:

Municipal Election 1888
Pier Ward
To Mr. George. F. Brown.
Sir, We the undersigned Burgesses, respectfully request that you will allow yourself to be nominated for the office of Councillor for the above Ward at the ensuing Election, and in the event of your complying with our request, we will use our best endeavours to secure your return.
Cobb, Francis Marsden
Pittock, George Mayris
Crawford, John
Smith, James Wellard
Atkey, Fredk. Walter
Travers, H.C.
Brown, J. Hunter
Crawford, William
Stevens, Julia Ann
Satchell, William
Fagg, Alfred
Hutchings, Julia
Maycock, H.E.
Lane, W. Jones
Rowlinson, W.E.
Grant, Alfred Henry
Keble, Harman
Kennett, William J.
Swallow, J.C.
Young, Henry William
Kemp, George Arthur
Cutlack, Alfred
Hume, James
Mussared, James Valentine
Wastall, Edward George
Willett, Francis William
Spencer, Benjamin
Torriano, Constantine
Chancellor, S.S., jun
Tookey, Herbert
Carpenter, Rebecca
Crofts, John
Lashmar, Richard Wood
Feakins, Thomas
Gore, Thomas
Jephcott, Thomas
Akhurst, George Henry
Young, Frank
Ray, Herbert
Harvey, William Sutton
Coombes, George H.T
Woodruff, William C.
Fairman, Issac
Stanley, Mary C
Bayley, Elizabeth W.
Darby, William
Lewis, William
Cleveland, Samuel George
Rayner, E.H.
Sanderson, Charles
Scott, James
Foreman, Herbert
Moore, Alfred
Grainger, Alfred
Cleveland, George A
Wood, Henry
Green, Charles
Laurence, Shrubsole
Crump, William Henry
Carpenter, Elizabeth
Flowers, Victor
Kennett, Bishop
Grant, Walter
Wallis, Charles
Tennent, Agnes
Lilley, Frederick A.
Field, Edward Thomas
Wallworth, Elizabeth
Reynolds, Joseph
Knighton, T.R.
Smith, Valentine
Cook, James M
Smith, Henry
Randall, Edmund
Corley, George
Philpot, H.
Watson, Horatio Gilmore
Upton, Henry
Deal, George
Beerling, T.
Tremaine, R.
Pearce, Thomas
White, Henry Edwards
Rice, Elizabeth F.
Duckett, James William
Ogden, F.
Long, William
Harris, William Henry
Rolfe, Betsey
Hamilton, John A.
Foat, Joseph
Gurney, James
Mussard, George G.
Gibbons, Thomas
Rumbold, James
Hutchings, George
Wright, Walter John
Lewis, Samuel
Brockman, George
Dunn, Thomas
Metali, Antonio
Hewitt, James
Stabback, Maria
Macdiarmid, Duncan O.
Pierce, George
Greenwood, Thomas
Riddle, Sarah
Williams, John R.
Joscelyne, J.
Admans, William
Clarke, James
Crickett, Charles
Thornton, Ann
Eastland, James
Strannack, E.A
Jones, James
Malpas, John
Mapas, David
Hewitt, George
Smith, William
Catt, F.
Quelch, Edward
Sandwell, John
Cowell, H
Beerling, A.F.
Hurst, Charles S.
Thompson, S.
Pealle, Robert.
Bushall, John G.
Harlow, Edward J.
Moore, John
West, Thomas
Aubrey, Alfred
Brenchley, John William
Jones, William
Foat, John
Prebble, James
Schofield, M.J.
Holness, Emily
Baker, Hannah
Stephens, Walter
Scott, Louisa
Wanstall, Sarah
Webster, Jane
Wooder, James
Ladd, Elizabeth
Beleher, H. Taswell
Harman, Mary
Hobby, Edward
Bourne, Alfred
Dignan? (Hard to read as newspaper is creased here), Thomas

Ladies and Gentlemen, After receiving so large and influential a requisition from my fellow-ratepayers, I feel bound to accept the invitation, and therefore offer myself as a Candidate a the forthcoming Election of a Councillor for the above Ward. My great desire is to see our town of Margate prosper; and if you think my business qualifications as a tradesman would promote your interests, I freely place my services at your disposal.

With reference to the Pier Dues no one would be better pleased than myself to see this vexed question fairly faced and settled by an impartial tribunal. The Drainage problem is now to the front, and must sooner or later be finally settled. The necessity of a general scheme, to be wholly or partially carried out, is, I think, admitted. I, however, cannot approve of the way in which the emphatic protests of the Burgesses against the action of the Council were disregarded. When it was asked that an eminent engineer be appointed, it was only reasonable to suppose that such an appointment should have been made only after his plan had been selected from various others; and I still think this is an advantage we ought to demand before pledging ourselves to so serious an undertaking.

Trusting to be favoured with your support at the coming Election. I am, Ladies and Gentlemen, Yours Faithfully, George F Brown.

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To the Burgesses of the Cliftonville Ward,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

In compliance with the very flattering invitation conveyed to me by more than three hundred of your number, I venture to place my services at your disposal, and to offer myself for a seat in the Town Council as one of your Representative.

I believe that I posses a thorough knowledge of those essentials which are necessary to maintain and increase the reputation of Margate as a health resort as well as an intimate acquaintance with the wants and wishes both of the visitors and inhabitants.

I am of the opinion that the drainings of Margate should be carried out without necessary delay; at the same time I am not prepared to adopt the first plan which is offered, nor to enter into such a serious matter without a comparison between two or more plans showing different methods, both of sewerage and sewage disposal. In holding this view I am following the opinion of the burgesses expressed at their various meetings, and it is on these lines that I intend, if elected, to set.

In the matter of the Pier dues I will join to say measure or proposal that may tend to settle this question to the profit and satisfaction of the burgesses.

Soliciting the honour of your support. I remain, yours faithfully, W.M Knight Treves. Margate Oct 1st 1888

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To the Burgesses of the Cliftonville Ward.

Election of Councillor 1888

Ladies and Gentlemen,

On the First of November next my term of office as Councillor of this Ward will expire, having had the honour of being your representative in the Council for nearly seven years; and, I believe, to your satisfaction generally.

I therefore solicit the renewal of your confidence by again re-electing me, and should you again honour me, my constant endeavour will be to faithfully fulfil my duty as Councillor. Yours truly, W.H Woodward. 2 Elms Villas, Cliftonville, Sept 26th 1888

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To the Burgesses of the Marine Ward.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

In response to a numerously signed Requisition, I have much pleasure in offering myself as a Candidate for the Town Council, to represent the Marine Ward.

It would be unwise of me to go fully into matters which have for some time been so irritating to the Burgesses, but that a stop should be put to the expenditure of money, which I fear will make but a sorry return. I think the ratepayers will generally agree, more particularly with regard to the extravagant outlay in the Dane.

In these days of bad seasons and heavy taxations, the working expenses of our Borough should be reduced to a minimum, and every care taken that no new offices be created, and such offices as can be prudently dispensed with should at once be removed from the pay sheet.

With regard to Drainage, my views upon that subject are fully known, having been openly expressed at public meetings during the early part of the present year.

I trust the constituents of the Marine Ward will excuse me making a personal canvas, as I should much prefer placing my services at their disposal without doing so. Should the majority be in my favour, I will endeavour to carry out the duties with credit to myself and general benefit to the Borough at large.

I am Ladies and Gentlemen, Your obedient servant, John Reeve. Rose Lawn, Eaton Rd, Margate, October, 1888.

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Borough of Margate,

Municipal Election, 1888,

To the Burgesses of the Marine Ward.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Having served as your representative in the Town Council for the three years expiring on the 1st of next month, and feeling that I have conscientiously done my duty to my fellow Burgesses by attending with regularity at all the meetings to which I have been summoned. I offer myself as a Candidate for the same position at the ensuing Election.

Upon each question which has arisen I have given my vote in the way which appeared to me most desirable in the interests of the town generally, and of my own ward in particular; and as I am not a party man, I have observed with pleasure the general desire in the present Council to avoid the formation of cliques, such as have in former times acted so prejudicially to our welfare.

I would remind you that one of the most important questions which will arise in the coming year is the promotion of a Bill in Parliament with a view to make some reasonable arrangement for the adjustment of the Coal Dues; and consequently, it is of the utmost importance that the vote of the Council should not be overweighted by the majority of those whose interest are likely to be affected by such readjustment for the common weal.

Should there be a Public Meeting called, I shall of course be pleased to attend and state my views upon any subject which may be thought desirable.

In conclusion, I take leave to express my warmest thanks to the many Ladies and Gentlemen who have already promised to vote for me, and to say that I shall, if honoured by re-election, continue to devote my best abilities to the discharge of the duties devolving upon me.

I remain, Ladies and Gentlemen, Yours faithfully,

Gustave Masu

‘Belle Vue House’ Canterbury Rd, Margate. 2nd Oct 1888.

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To the Burgesses of the Cecil Ward.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Having been requested by a large and influential number of Burgesses to come forward as a Candidate at the ensuing Election for Cecil Ward, I am happy to place my services at the disposal of my fellow townsmen.

It is notorious that the wishes of the Burgesses, as expressed at several important public meetings, have been slighted by the majority of the members of the Town Council, who, instead of representing the Burgesses, openly defy them. I adhere to the principle that no representative of the people has a right to ignore their urgently expressed wishes, and it is on these grounds that I place my services at your disposal.

The question of the Coal Dues, the Drainage Scheme, and other important matters likely to be brought forward, are subjects to which I have already given my earnest attention, and I shall endeavour to carry out my duties as your representative in a straightforward and efficient manner.

Trusting that my principles will meet with your approval, and that you will give me your hearty support on the day of Election.

I remain Ladies and Gentlemen,

Yours faithfully,

Bertram Thornton, 14 Cecil Square, Margate, Oct 3rd 1888.

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To the Burgesses of Cecil Ward.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

With the close of the current municipal year my second period of office (six years) terminates, as one of your representatives in the Town Council of the Borough of Margate.

Permit me, once again, to record my gratitude for the kindness and forbearance at all times shown towards me, as well as for the cordial expressions of satisfaction at my conduct-expressions always acceptable to one striving to do his duty.

I beg to intimate, in reply to several enquiries, that it is my intention to solicit the honour of a renewal of your confidences in November next. The burning question now demanding settlement require mature experience, and the most earnest attention of the Council, so that these important and difficult problems may be solved in a manner best suited to the vital interests and permanent prosperity of this town, with which we are so deeply involved.

My views are known to you, but at a later period I shall be happy to enter more in detail in regard to the great questions of the hour. Meanwhile, I beg to subscribe myself,
Your most obedient servant, WM. Leach Lewis. Margate College, September 27th, 1888.

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