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OVERCROWDING THE RHOSI TREVOR.

MATURE JOTTINGS.

. A. WELSH VICAR FOUND SHOT.

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LLANDUDNO BELLRINGERS' MEMORIAL.

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FATAL MOTOR ACCIDENT AT LLANDUDNO.

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THE SHOOTING SEASON.

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THE SHOOTING SEASON. To the Editor Dear Sir,—Now that the shooting sea- son has -commenced will you allow me a small space in your paper in which to plead for the Seagulls. At many places their lives are protected by an acknow- ledged law which true sportsmen respect, for not only are, the birds good scavengers but many of the inhabitants entertain a very real affection for our feathered friends, especially during the, winter, when they become so t-a-me. Perhaps some older resident can inform me whether the same sort, of protection is given to the gulls here, or whether an amateur sportsman with a gun can slaughter or drive away the birds under the name of sport. Last Tuesday afternoon I was down on the Con way Shore, and may also mention that there were a dozen or more people dotted about the beach and round the lake. A man came .down carrying a gun, and sat on the stones half-a-dozen yards from the lake, with the evident intention of shooting at. a large group of gulls stand- ing on the sand 20 or 30 yards away. Fortunately for the- gulls, a resident ran forward and frightened the- birds away, and someone else threw a stone among them with the same idea.. It is the first time, I have seen the gulls fired upon on those sands; and considering they are so tame, their very confidence ought to be a protection against such cowardly treat- ment. I will not consider the point here, of the folly of using guns on a, public beach, where children and dogs are con- tinually playing. Perhaps the parents of the children will see to it, for if one man can practise there, others will quickly fol- low his example but would not true sportsmen condemn the practice of firing at short range into a, group- of partly tame birds. Far better to go to a farmyard when the farmer requires the hens killed). for market. If the poultry were driven. into a small space the chances of killing, H would be just as certain, and those that H were injured with scattered shot could be put out of their misery at once, instead of being able to fly away to their nests as the H gulls would do, with a broken leg or other H injury to linger in pain before dying of starvation. I hope the friends of the gulls will see this sort of thing does not happen H and do all in their power to prevent the H birds being molested on the sands. As a H rule a man who fires under those- condi- H tions has not the skill to hit a. bird flying. H T'hanking you for your courtesy in-- H allowing this to be inserted. H I remain, yours faithfully, H A LOVER, OF BIRDS. I

II" THE HAPPY VALLEY AND THE.I…

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CLASHING OF' DATES.

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