At this late day the Couner essays to. defend the board of public works for keeping the city without a stree commissioner so many weeks while President Clark was striving to ge himself elected street commissioner If there was any merit in being with out a street commissioner, Messrs Clark and Bullis are certainly no entitled to it, for they tried hard to put money in Mr. Clark's pocket fo doing the work of street commis sioner at a time when the Courie claims the city didn't need any. The Courier also indulges in mean insinuation against the lat Nelson Sutherland as street commis sioner in charging that he put men atwork just before election for political purposes, an insinuation entirely false and made only to defend the terrible condition in which the streets were found this spring. Such a slur upon the best street commissioner this city will have for many years should be rebuked. Neither are the streets in good condition yet, as they are full of holes and stones, so that a driver is always obliged to use care, if he wishes to keep from laming his horse. Of course, so long as a street is dry, he who does not ride does not appreciate its condition. The country roads are invariably good at such seasons as this.