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THE RAINFALL.

ITHE LLANDUDNO COMMISSIONERS.

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THE LLANDUDNO COMMISSIONERS. To the Editor of the North Wales Chronicle. Sir,—Last week I stated that great dissatisfaction with the Commissioners existed among the people of Llan. dudno. The constitution of the Board lies at the hot- torn of this. In the infancy of the town, the Board, as it was then composed, may have represented the mh?M- tants. The population was then small, and the interests of that period were comparatively insignificant; but M men and money became attracted to the spot, as the town and its population increased, those interests also increased in importance. It is but a few years since there was but one shop in what was then a village. After a while two or three were opened during the summer months; and closed for the winter. Now there are shops in great numbers, and a considerable trade, which goes ouall the year round. Street has beeii added to street, and terrace to terrace, public companies and public works, representing a vast amount of capital, have been forced into existence by the growing necessities of the community, and the growing importance of the Ilooality as a favourite and much frequented watermg place. pl The conditions of the town are-mnmena?Iy changed, but the Board of Commissioners remains the same, it has not progressed; that Boar.l, as at present constituted does not represent the town; it is inadequate to its work, and cannot rise to the level of the demands of the present time; it does not represent the capital and in- telligence of the place, and it is nut competent to deal with the large quustibns which are pressing for a solu- tion. I have said that the Board may have answered its purpose at its first formation whether it did or not, it is scarcely worth while to enquire. There' were always a few good men among it3 members, and they no doubt succeeded in impressing some of their ideas on the mass; but they were always in a minority, and had a difficult game to play. Some, iudeed, retired from the Board in disgust, finding it impossible to carry aoy bene- ficial measures, and tired of being borne down by a majority who were generally ready to vote against any proposition for the improvement and developement of the place. As it was, so it is now.-A few of the Commissi,oners are willing to advance, but the majority hang back, and are indisposed to do anything that can possibly be left undone. They will do nothing until they are absolutely compelled by the force of circumstances or the pressure of public opinion. They waste the public time by f. uit- less propositions and counter propositions, and generally end by postponing business, which presses for immediate decision, to a more convenient season. They act on the principle that wh it did for their father will do for them —that what did ten years ago, will do now. That principle may,, or may not, apply to their private con- cerns; but it cannot be made to'apply to public affairs, and to the interests of their constituents. Their chief ooncern has always appeared to be how not to do it." But to the townspeople it is a. question of the utmost im- portance—it is a question whether their time, their labour and their capital shall be remunerative and pro- fitable, or whether their all shall be swamped by the defective administration and mismanagement of the Board of Commissioners. Some stringent observations- have been made by some of your correspondents on the unfitness of many of the Commissioners, from their want of education and other disqualiifcations for the place they occupy at the head of the affairs of the town. And it will no doubt be generally admitted by the majority of the townspeople, that those strictures were not uncalled for, and that the powers wielded by the Commissioners ought to be placed in abler hands. It is said, and I believe with truth, that some of the members of the Board are not able to speak or to understand the English language, that they can scarcely do more than write their own names, and that they are totally devoid of education. A man is none the worse for being a labouring man, and the greatest credit, and the greatest respect is due- to the working man who lifts himself up in the social scale by his own industry and prudence. But no man of business ever employs even a clerk or assistant unless; his education and train- ing have beeaisuch as to prepare him for the due per- formance of his work. How much less will he think of setting him at the head of lli- business, and entrusting him with the control of affhirs which he did not under- stand. It is equally obvious that no man can be capable of conducting public affairs unless he have the requisite knowledge and experience to guide him, nor ought he to be placed in such a situation. It unfortunately happens that every man thiuks him- self competent to conduct public business. Were it not so, I am persuaded that many of the Llandudno Com- missioners would !()ng ago haA-e voluntarily retired from a position for which they are not in any way fitted, and in which they are unable to meet the requirements of the town. I am, Sir, Your obedient servant, ST. GEORGE.

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