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Now that the time for the ending of the existence of the Colwyn Bay Local Board (as such) is rapidly approaching-, it is incumbent upon all who value and are zealous tor the welfare of Denbighshire's most noted watering-place to consider who will most fittingly represent them on the the new District Council which is ere long to be elected. The Local Board has been blamed much, by many, and often, and sometimes it has well deserved the blame it has received, and at other times has even deserved to be blamed but has escaped free from all censure. However, after all this has been said, we cannot but recognise that the Local Board has done much for the good of their District, and that more of their failures to satisfy their townsmen arose from omissions to do better than from commissions of note- worthy offences, and that these omissions principally proceeded from what may be termed as dilatoriness, procrastination, and battledore-and-shuttlecock system of reference to and fro and back again between the Board and its Commitees. Few members of the Board are poor at business in their private capacities, but the Board has often (far too often) dearly loved delay. What is wanted in the new District Council is a body of practical men who will in the Council treat the District's true interests in a practical way, and do what is requisite without haste, but equally without delay. So far, there seems no reason why questions of party or creed should enter into the election, and it remains for those who may wish to introduce party strife to fully justify its its introduction. But, on the other hand, it is desirable that care should be taken not to choose representatives (should the election proceed upon non-party lines) who may have fantastical theories which would cause them to oppose (or delay) the speedy consideration of such matters as the much-needed revision of the Board's codes of bye-laws and of additions thereto, and the adoption of the Medical Officer of Health's recommendations on the ashpit question, and generally the effectual dealing with matters affecting sanitation. After all, the health question is the question for a progressing and progressive health- t, Z, resort like Colwyn Bay, and true sanita- tion is worth to the community any expenditure of time, trouble, and money, provided the money is wisely expended by practical men, no greater sum being spent than will pay for the required improve- ment, no more trouble being required of the householders than will produce the required effect, and no more time being spent in the process of improvement than the minimum requisite to fully do the work wanted to be done. It is, however, easy to talk about sanitation, but the central idea of sanitation is not yet recognised as widely as it should be. The central idea "of the modern science of sanitation," we are quoting now from the London 2! Daily News of the 15th inst., "is the "recognition of the fact that the health of "one family depends very much on the "health of another family. One man's "bad meat is another man's poison. The "castle cannot be wholesome, while the "village at its feet is unsound. We are "not now speaking of infection or con- "tagion in the ordinary sense of these "words. We are not thinking of the "positive disease which is caught from "positive disease. On that subject there "were always theories there was always "some attempt, more or less effective, at "putting the theories into practice. Our "present concern is with that vast and 41, "general contribution to disease which "comes from the merely insanitary con- "dition of places not openly marked by "pestilence. This is the condition with "which the sanitary science of modern "days sets itself to deal. To deal with it "is the special work of what we may fairly "call the new science of Sanitation." In fact, sanitation concerns itself with the provision of those conditions which tend to produce the highest state of health and vitality, and to destroy (and, so far as possible, annihilate) whatever tends to impair that vitality and health, be that impairment in even the smallest degree. We want, then, for the governing District Council of a health-resort whose natural advantages place it in the forefront of its competitors, men who understand what sanitation means, who know how to apply that knowledge, and who will enforce sanitation at all times, and regardless of who may be the owners of property in question. We want men with sense to think and with nerve to do (even when in office as the representatives of the rate- payers), and to get such men it behoves the people of Colwyn Bay, Colwyn, and Rhos-on-Sea, to awake to the importance of the coming contest, and by the good sense they display in the selection of can- didates, and in their proceedings at the ballot-box, to create such a progressive District Council that there may be avoided on the one hand needless expenditure of the ratepayers' hard-earned money, and on the other hand any possibility of reproach of their management as of a character "extremely conservative, not to say eighteen-hundred and fast asleep." A Z, great opportunity lies before the people of Colwyn Bay, let them use it aright

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