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BANGOR AND THE ELECTRIC LIGHT. "At Bangor the air Js still strongly charged with electricity, and the question of the supersession of gas by the electric light continues the main topic of discussion in the University city. The resolution passed at the hastily-summoned meeting of ratepayers, held at the Penrhyn Hall on Friday night, was tantamount to a vote of censure upon the Town Council; but whether they will regard it as such remains to be seen. A special meeting of the Council should have been called to decide upon the future action of that body in the face of the condemnatory resolution. It is very evident that there exists a marked feeling amongst the ratepayers thctt the scheme, which is a costly one, has been too hastily rushed, that it required more careful consideration, and that it was desirable that other important undertak- ings upon which the Corporation ha.s em- barked should be completed, and their cost fully calculated. What has happened in the uncompleted Cowlyd water scheme fur- nishes a significant illustration on this point, and should serve as a warning to other public bodies. The proposal for the introduction of the electric light into Bangor was carried by a bare majority of the Council, and it is a well-known fact that some of those mem- bers who originally favoured the scheme are, now that public feeling has been more fully tested, by no means enamoured of it, and would prefer that it should be tempo- rarily abandoned. Considerable cost has already been incurred Parliament tary powers are being applied for and the engagement of an expert to make the necessary preliminary inquiries has been decided upon. The law, as the Mayor pointed out at the meet- ing held on Fr day, does not require a poll of the ratepayers to be taken. At the same time it would not be illegal for the Council to consult the ratepayers on this most important matter. It seems that the only step nftw open to the opponents of the scheme is to make their opposition ap- parent when the inquiry is held by a representative of the Local Government Board. That they will do so there is little doubt; but whether they will prove suc- cessful is another matter. It is somewhat curious that in the late municipal elections none of the candidates were sounded on this important detail. Even at the two recent bye-elections no one troubled to question either candidate upon the point, and one of the candidates did not trouble himself to enlighten the constituents of the ward he now represents, ot the ratepayers generally, until after the declaration of his unopposed election had been duly an- nounced. As to the other candidate he has not even vouchsafed such courtesy to those whom he has now the honour of re- presenting on the Council.

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