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THE NEW BOROUGH SURVEYOR.

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THE NEW BOROUGH SURVEYOR. THE Carmarthen Corporation has beyond all question or doubt done the rignt thing. The three gentlemen who were on the short leet" for the vacant surveyor,.¡hip were all engineers of high professional standing and of practical experience but the candidate selected was undoubtedly the best suited to the requirements of Carmarthen Borough. This, of course, implies no rell- ction on the othei two candidates' general abilites but in engineering, as in everything else, specialising is carried out to an unpre- cedented extent towards the close of the century. In dealing with three eminent medical men, for instance, it would be practically impossible to state in general terms which is the most eminent—for one might be a distinguished bacteriologist; another an equally distinguished lunacy expert, and the third, a noted aurist What has to be con- sidered in such cases is the candidate's peculiar fitness for the post and this was undoubtedly what guided the majority of the Council in making the selection they did. The allusion to indirect canvassingby Mr W. Vincent Howell Thomas in no way startled the Council—some members of which had actually pledged their votes before entering the Council Chamber. However' now that the Surveyor is appointed, it is to be hoped that all divisions will be considered at an end, and that the elected candidate will be as cordially supported in the discharge of his duties by those who voted against him as by those who supported him. And let it be remembered, above all, that the Surveyor is a public oiffcer—not the private servant of individual members of the Corporation. The latter is a delusion of which some few members required to be disabused. And we hope that the disabusing process is by this time thoroughly completed. The Borough Surveyor will, on the passing of the Carmar- then Improvement Bill, have to superintend the carrying out of several most important works and the time is, therefore, particularly one for harmonious co-operation for the public good.

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