The conduct of affairs in connection with Electric Light Commission have not been distinguished this year by harmony. According to report the Commission has been divided into two camps. Some time ago Ex-Mayor Scott resigned the chairmanship, owing, it is understood to a refusal by the majority to accept his rulings. Since then there has been no regular chairman.
A climax was readied last Thursday afternoon in the Council chamber, when high words were exchanged by three of the members. There are conflicting reports as to what took place. It appears that the rough words led to blows, and that chairs were itself used. One of the participants is said to have had his finger chewed.
Another report has it that the mayor ( Dr. A.Metcalfe) used the broken rung of a chair with deadly effect. There was some blood-letting, and evidence of this was left in the chamber. The affair caused considerable excitement in the town. Regrets that such should have taken place are general, and the hope is expressed that the incident, will he be forgotten as quickly as possible. No dount the affair will be referred to at the forthcoming municipal elections.