SOME INTERESTING FIGURES.
At the declaration of the poll in Woodville on Wednesday evening, the Mayor (Mr H. P. Horne) quoted some interesting ﬁgures that he had taken from the ofﬁcial records. These showed that the total wages paid for the year ending March 31st, 1914, amounted to £620 3s 9d. For the year ending March, 1928, they were £1060 3s 2d. The public debt in 1924 stood at £39,133 8s 11d. Last year it was £36,773 3s 10d. The Gorge loans raised since 1921 amounted to £2594 3s 5d. The total payments in the general account in 1914 were £1893 16s 4d, while in 1928 they were £3548 14s 5d. The credit balances at the end of each year during the last six years were as follows: – 1924, £351 13s 5d; 1925, £924 13s 6d; 1926, £1402 2s 4d; 1927, £1429 12s 8d; 1928, £695 13s 10d; 1929, £857 10s 4d. There was a special expenditure in 1928 of £450 for a motor truck and £600 for a new ﬁre station, etc.