SCARBOROUGH, as a conference town, will be remembered for a long time, because for a few days it provided perfect weather, after one of the dreariest Springs of which there is record. This was not unbroken, because for two days there was a good deal of rain, but, on the whole, the impression that remains is good. Weather has an important bearing on these meetings, for when weather breaks at them, tempers may also break—as they did at the Annual Business Meeting, which in some ways was the most unseemly we remember. The Mayor and Mayoress made capital hosts; the Chairman of the Libraries Committee, Councillor T. Laughton, was a young and worthy host in himself as well; and Mr. Smettem and his staff had given much work to arrangements for the comfort of the guests which were entirely successful. Added to this, as we anticipated would be the case, the Scarborough Public Library proved to be unusually attractive, and if the tribute that it was the best organized in England (which Mr. E. A. Savage paid to it at the Annual Dinner) was in a somewhat high key, few desired to find fault with it.
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