Easter Trade. DENSONS9 Establishment is now full of NEW GOODS FOR THE Spring & Summer. When in Chester you are invited to walk round and view the Latest Fashions. You will not be solicited to purchase. 9 n U & 13, NORTHGATE ROW, CHESTER. 6291 ION I OlL«T^wantof a RANGE, GRATE, kind „iTE' QAS STOVE, or any other 80 POII "tove for the coming Winter? If liio.LaLQA BEVA„N f S0 .'s Estab- 8ee tt 1 ln Conway Road, where you can Ojaijeg ar^8 aaRortment of all kinds and jLffe3 yonr RANGE or GRATE Han„. ^"SETTING ? We keep practical your w ""u ■ Grafce Setters, who will do banner. in a thorou"h and expeditious G.Bevan & Company, I general Ironmongers, Plumbers, OPPER, BRASS AND TIN WORKERS, ELECTRICIANS, CONWAY ROAD, COLWYN BAY. 0184. ESTABLISHED 1882. itp YOU-GO FOR 4296 Pure Home-made 5 £ BREAD? ^WAYS GET IT AT e. FRANCIS EVANS p (Opposite the New Post Office), enrhyn Stores. COT.WYN BAY. 7- OF ri ii" Tea & Coffee, ,T-CIASB Jams, &c. I QUALITY 7 Old Gold & Silver Jewellery bought. -——————————————————-——- ESTABLISHED 1791. W you want a Diamond Ring, cent^L0^161, article of Jewellery, at 150 per large n"er the visual prices, write ns. A Diaiv aa,sorAnient of Bpcond-hanrl Massive Rlao jv in Gipsy and Half Hoop; 8reatlvlan^on<^ ail(3 Sapphire Brooches, at y reduced prices. __— 5258 GRIFFITH OWEN & SON, atchmakers, Jewellers, and Opticians, LANRWST. OuGliES & BURROWS, J AGRICULTURAL PLEMENT MERCHANTS, Ianchestcr House and Warehouse, E^BIGH ST., LLANRWST. G FURNISHING IRONMONGERS. 0^ITtpt) pl^MBERS, 1vS & HOT WATER ENGINEERS. 4551 J^UGHES & SON, erchant Tailors AND Outfitters, 56, lIIGH STREET, RHYL. ^crles a n a ladles' Tailoring a Speclalite. 6TRING BAN SUPPLIED. 6073 WMV,,CT°R ALBERT, 1837 coNw?r' ,Iewel!er> and Optician, ^1XtePair8c 110AD' COLWYN BAY. jy a?Cute^ ou above branches promptly "liseH- Charges Moderate. OCK OF Goods ALWAYS KEPT. 0 Yacht Owners. l2«fA/v^S^CUL EER— 'tgTOR DINGHEY, B £ 45- Pt 5» ajid be ii^VG *0Ur Yacht fitted aa an O^l^P^ent of calms, etc. »*, A THIS WINTER. h Mitch8!AttC"^CATIOKSTO Motor Co.'s Agent, tWtt" i3Sffif8,CHB8'B ÎI; ¡n.u.s TUENT. 5219
Talycafn Easter Sale. Sliz,-In the otherwise full report of the above sale, the auctioneers, in supplying your correspon- dent with the particulars, have made an exception of my lot by leaving tlmn entiiely out. This has caused many (and naturally so) to believe they were not sold. As this casts a n flection upon the veracity of more than one concerned, I should like to make it known that all were solid-tlie first prize in the class under two years to Mr Gth. Jones, Llanrwst, for £ 22 10s, and (now, as I find out by a note from the auctioneers) the first prize in the class above two years old, to Mr \V Pierce, Penmachno, for £27 5-the top price of the sale, if not a record price at Talycafn Mart for a buiJock 25 months old. I was not present when the judging took place, and how it became understood that the first prize was awarded to another exhibitor I am not able to say. Through this mistake rendering the bullock a non-prize winner, he was disqualified to be shewn for the Champion Cup. This was not a little disappointing to me, as a number of ex- perienced jJdgcs thought he had a good chance ol being tlrst.- Yours, &c., HUGH EOISERTS. TiiJ-y-Sarn, Llandudno Junction.
The Blood and the Skjn. How Bile Beans cure Pimples and Blotches. Skin eruptions arc now very prevalent. They are due to blood impurities. Therefore, if the live is sluggish snd impure so is the blood. If th blood is impure, pimpies and blotches appear- Purify the blood put an end to the biotchcs. One thing does botli-liiiv Beans. Mr George Davis, Wteath Quay Road, Morikwearmoulh, says I was almost covered with unsightly pimples, boils, and blotches. My arms, legs, hands, and body were all attacked, and the irritation anJ pain was almost unbearable. Apart from the pain I was most disagreeable to look upon, and was ashamed to go out. My liver was out of ord.r (this was the root cause of his trouble). I was always drowsy and listless as tired in the morning as at night. Sick-headache often overcame me I was costive, and I felt as wretched as a man can feel. On the advice of a friend, I took Bile Beans They soon ended the constipation, and their action 011 the liver was manifest by the way in which my blood was purified, and the boils and pimples g! ew less and less. Within a short time of commencing with Biie Beans my skrn was quite cleaied. I was re- lieved 01 the nasty drowsy skepy keiings which had been so troublesome. The nausea and sickness also ielt me. I am now quite cured, and enjoy ex- cellent he-dm. Indeed, 1 have better health now than I ever remember to have had in my life." For skin eruptions, liver complaints, constipation, piles, sick-headache, female ailments, dizziness, &c., Bile Beans aie the finest remedy Ail chemists supply them at is. i icl. or 2s. (;d. per box. Be sure to get Chas Force's You'll see the name on each box. -t'lJ_
KENDAL, MILNE & CO., MANCHESTER. DEPARTMENTS CARPETS WHITI: CURTAINS SILKS DRESSES MANTLES COSTUMES MILLINER r TODIES' OUTFITTING CHILDIIR N'S OUTFITTING JUVENILE CLOTHING Funs HOSIERY GLOVES FURNISHING HOUSEHOLD LINEN L.kT)ir,s' BOOTS GENTs' OUTFITTING LACE AND EMBROIDERY KIBBONS, FLOWERS SUNSHADES, UMBRELLAS LADIES' BLOUSES CAMBRIC HANDKERCHIEFS TRIMMINGS HABERDASHERY TRUNKS BlJTTE¡UCK':i FATTENS. FOREIGN AND FANCY BAMBOO FURKITURE F. & R. SEWING MACHINES. Telegrams: "KENMIJi." Telephone: 1746. —— 6096 Kendal, Milne & Co, Manchester. JAMES H. HORROCKS, THE ANTIQUE SHOP, BELGRAVIA BUILDINGS, ABERGELE ROAD, COLWYN BAY. _u_ CONNAH & Co.'s Cycle, Motor, AND Mailcart Depots, RHYL, LLANRWST, CARNARVON, DENBIGH. AGENCIES Humber, Rover, Swift, Rudge, Raleigh, Hudson. A LARGE STOCK OF NEW MACHINES ALWAYS IN STOCK. DEPARTMENTS CYCLES, MOTORS, CHILDREN'S CARRIAGES, BATH CHAIRS, ATHLETIC OOODS and TOBACCO. TERMS CASH. ROCK BOTTOM PRICES, or 101- lower than any quotation under ours EASY PAYMENTS. Wo do a large trade on this system, and give every advantage to those who pay the instalments regularly. Weekly Payments taken for Children's Carriages. SECONDHAND DEPARTMENT. Owing to our large number of Depots and Sub- Agents, we are able to offer over 500 Secondhand Machines and Mailcarts of every grade. Send ns your requirements, and we will send you descrip- tion and quotation. 2921 Nat. Tel No. 7. Telegrams: Sheffield, Rhyl. Alfred Sheffield & Son, GENERAL & FURNISHINQ IRONMONGERS ANU SILVERSMITHS, 170, WELLINGTON ROAD and ) OHVL ARCADE WAREHOUSE, [ Kl X-)EDSTEAD3.—A Larpe Stock to select from shewn ) (full size), from 10s. upward". MATTRESSES — In Hair and Wool. Also the CRTS COIK," n Chea.p and l'erfec; Substitute for Hair (Guaranteed Pure).. „ GASF1TTINGB.—Incandescent. Shade Lights, the ISEW SURPltlSE" Pendant Mantles, &c. CUTLERY & ELECTRO-PLATE, by DIXON'S and other best Sheffield Makers. KNIFE CLEANERS -KEN T S, and all U10 best Makera. BRUSHES nnd BROOMS, DOOR MATS, WASH I ifc! ATHEliS KITCHEN RANGES—THE HERALD.GRADIENT, "EAGLE" R\VINTON," "DUX." No extra, charge for Nickel-plated parts. No Cleaning requirecl. MANTELPIECES— In Marble, Wood, and Enamelled state. TILEEGISTER STOVES, KERBS and HEARTHS. LAWN MOWERS-RANSOME'H, GREEN'S, SHANKS' GARDRN ROLLERS, NETTING. LAWN TENNIS, CROQUE r. BOWLS. WALLPAPERS, PAINTS, OILS, and VARNISHES. WORKMEN for Grate and Kitchen Range Setting, Plumbing and Sanitary Work &e. (in regular employment), and personal attention given to this Branch. ACETYLENE GAS INSTALLATIONS. CUTLERY, ELECTRO-PLATH! on HIRE, in Large or Small Quantities. Also BATHS and COTS. 3127 ALFRED SHEFFIELD & SON, RHYL. E. D. JONES, WELLINGTON HOUSE, LLANRWST, HIGH CLASS Tea, Grocer & Provision Dealer. TRY my 16, 1/9, and 2/- per lb. SPECIALLY BLENDED TEAS. FOURTEEN YEAIS' EXPERIENCE IN A LARGE LIVERPOOL TEA ESTABLISHMENT. HAVE YOU TRIED THE GS51 DWYRYD TEAS? 1.8, 2, & 2/2 per lb. j SAMUEL BOND, Joiner, Builder, and Contractor, SHOP & OFFICE FITTER, AND General Repairer of Property, lrel* OP GREENHOUSE MAKER, MIDDLETON VILLA, Belgrave Road, COLWYN BAY. I ESTIMATES FREE. 5816.
Appointment of Sanitary Surveyor and Inspector of Nuisances at St. Asaph. Sliz,-It isrcpoi tcci iii a Denbigh contempo arv that Dr Lloyd Roberts, medical officer of healih, inadt the observations at a joint meeting of the Kural Councils, held at the Workhouse, St. Asaph, on the 27th lillo, which in my opinion were detri- mental, at least, to some of the candidates win were interviewed:—" Dr Lloyd Robei ts, medical cfficcr ot health, said the appointment concerned him very much, lie would therefore urge upon the Board to imprtss upon the successful candidate the urgency there was for inspection irl the dis- trict. The terms ot the advertisement made moi e point of the fact that a sanitary survey o: war, wanted but he would rather sec a good in.-j eeto, with a knowledge of surveying, rather tlldll a surveyor who had taken up the wo, k of inspector." Now, sir, Dr Roberts was not asked to express an opinion—at least, it is not reported. He is owl> a paid official, and therefore I consider it was most indiscreet oil his part to make any rcmaiks, good, bad, or indifferent, oa the eve of making such an appointment Study the thirty good men and true who formed the Council knew lhe;r duty without his inlerierence With regard 10 his remark as to "the urgency there was lor inspection,7' why, any man with a gram of commonsense knows that the; e is plenty of inspecting, and also plenty of engineering work to be done, in a dish ict of nearty 100,00-) acres.— Yours, &c., FAIR PLAY.
Llanrwst Horticultural Show. SIR,—I was greatly surprised at the decision o.F the General .Committee of the Agricultural Show in deciding by 12 votes ''O four against the holding of a horticultural show in connec- tion with the above this year. Such a decision is, in my opinion, as a native of the town, much to be regretted. Where, if not in a beai-itifilil valley, so well endowed by nature as is the Vale of Conway, should a, horticultural show be held? Llanrwst is in the centre of a most prolific valley, and I am strongly of opinion that a great injustice to fosterers of what the vegetable and floral kingdoms can produce has been done. I understand the reason for this departure is that it does not pay. Ncr does ;he agricultural show. But I contend that there are means as yet untried that could make the horticultural section at least successful. Mr David Jones contended, in effect, when oppos- ing Mr Humphreys's laudable suggestions, that not much good was done by -the holding of a flower and vegetable show. I am afraid he takes too one-sided a view of his own. hobby of breeding .and his interest in live stock. I have nothing to say against him doing so, but I think, in his very practical and common- sense way, he should allow a little' lati:ude to those who wish to further the. interests of flowers, etc., and to encourage gardeners and ojther,, interested in the welfare of the Vale of Conway. Such small places as Llanbcdr and Llanger niew hold their horticultural shows, and why not Llanrwst? There arc numberless people in. our midst who have an equal appreciation (f the sense of the beautiful as the practical, and whilst we may not all be strict agriculturists, the combining of the horticultural show with the agricultural would be a proceeding that would, I am firmly convinced, enhance the -,v d financial success of both shows.—Yours, etc., A LOVER OF NATURE.
Anti= Vivisection. SIR,rerhaps the following letter which ap- peared in the "Yarmouth Advertiser" of April 2nd, may be of interest to Trefriw readers oi your excellent paper:- "ANTI-VlVISEOTIOS. To the Editor of the "-Barmouth Advertiser." Sir,—If you can allow me space in your col- umns, I think a brief account of an and-vivn- section meeting held at Trefriw on Thursday, 19th ult., will be both an example and an en- couragement to those of your readers who are interested in the above subject. I must begin- by explaining how it was that a, meeting was fixed1 for Trefriw. Two years ago when there was a .correspondence on this question in the "Cambrian News," some excellent letters ap- peared over ijhe signature, "A Working 'Man. s Wife." The writer of these letters had been at a meeting held at Dolgefley some years 'before, and had heard Miss Cobbe and .other speakers, and after serious thought over the matter had become an ardent anti-vivisectionist. Through her zealous help, others in that district were interested; and at last it was resolved to. hold a public meeting 'there. A proof of the reality of the wish ito hear more about the subject is that the congregation of the C. M- chapel and of the Independent 'Chapel each undertook to pay bne-third of the expense of hiring a hall- a piece of local generosity Which has never been shown to us before. When the day of the meeting came,, I travelled from Barmouth through a land of many waters wi'ih sad mIs- givings. In such weather it was hardly pos- sible that anyone would go to an an-ti-vivisec- tion meeting." It is not easy to. get. an audience in fine weather! At Llanrwst the world ap- peared to be half drowned and presently, as I drove to the hojel at Trefriw I found 'that we were in the river—or rather that the river was in the street, and the water was as high as tne horse's knees. And still it was pouring, and blowing. T.he kind landlady met me with much commiseration, "It was imposoiole fot anyone to go £ 0 a meeting—the village was in flood I said that of course as I had come from Barmouth on purpose-I should go to the hall—and the carriage was ordered to come for me. Later in the afternoon, the organiser of the meeting—the "Working Man's Wife"—ar- rived to see me. She had walked three miles from the lead mines' where her husband is "captain"—up in the mountains, and was full of courage, and zeal, and energy. She said that naturally the state of the roads would pre- vent many from coming who had fully meant to come; and I was told that many of /the miners wanted to know more about the subject, and had arranged their "shifts" of work so that they would be able to attend. When at seven o'clock, I reached the hall, it was still pouring. At 7.30, when I began to speak, I saw before me a little gathering of fifty or sixty persons-- almost all men—with grave, earnest, intelligent faces—-just such listeners as one loves to speak to. -Never had I so much regretted that I could not speak to them in their own tongue! But whether or not they fully understood me,, they listened with the keenest and most ab- sorbed attention. For twenty minutes or more there was not a sound or a. movement. How I longed to know what those grave-faced men were thinking as I tried to state the clear issues of the vivisection controversy! The Rev John Owen, who had kindly come on purpose from beyond Carnarvon—then spoke in Welsh. Ilis musical voice, his rhythmical sentences, the fitness and fervour of his intonation and gestures, seemed to me admirable, though I could not understand a word he said. And then, after. a few words from our kind chair- man, the Rev John Davies, and from the "Working Man's Wife," the meeting broke up, and we all went out again into the black, wet night. But the whole thing was to me full of significance. Surely an interest which could bring these hard-working people out of the shelter and warmth of their homes 'on .such a night, is a real interest? There was nothing to entertain them. There was 'none of the excite- ment of politics or religious controversy. It was simply a question of moral right or wrong —a grave question—'but one which .some of the learned people are inclined to call "a mere fad," and to attribute entirely to sentimental women. There was not much sentimentality about that little meeting. I had never felt such deep respect for the character of the Welsh working m.en, as when I looked -at those few earnest faces on that wild, wet night! I won- der how many people would have walked a quarter of a mile to hear about "Anti-Vivisec- tion" in such terrible weather in any other country Is it not full of encouragement to us to make our :North Wales branch of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection more vigorous and more far-spreading? I thought that I should like to go into every village throughout North Wales if such an audience could be gathered together.—I am, Sir, yours, etc., BLANUHK ATKINSON. Hen. Sec. N. Wales Branch of British Union. +
Licensing Appeals at Carnarvon Sessions. Twenty-six Cases. The Justices and their Discretion. IN his charge to the Grand Jury at the opening of the Carnarvonshire Quarter Sessions on Thursday, the chairman, Mr J. E. 'Greaves (Lord Lieutenant) referred to the fact' that the sessions would be prolonged to an unusual ex- tent in consequence of the 26 licensing appeals which were set down for hearing. They were all aware that: in the exercise of their discretion- ary powers the justices of that county had re- fused to renew a considerable number of licences and the same thing had occurred throughout the United Kingdom. The justices, as a body, had besn very freely and rather thoughtilessly ac- cused of having acted precipitatiely and with- out sufficient warrant for the course they had pursued. It appeared to him that! there was no ground whatever for the charge. Their action had not been dictated by any sudden impulse or caprice, but was he very natural outcome of the general consensus of public opinion which had gradually but steadily been maturing for many years past to the effect that; the number of licenses 'wa's undoubtedly in excess of the legiti- mate requirements of the public. The justices were fully entitled, nay, he would say, that they were in duty bound, to exercise their discretion- ary powers in every licensing case that -came be- fore them. He was happy to think that the justices lof that county had exercised those dis- cretionary powers in an impartial and judicial spirit, had fully considered every case that had come before them, and had endeavoured fear- lessly to do justice as between, the individual and the .community". It seiemed that even with the highest authority there existed some doubt as to how far the discretion of the justices might be usefully and equitably exercised. Be that as it may, there was no doubt about one thing, that th.3 whole question ought to be brought up before Parliament and definitely and finally de- cided, so that those who were responsible for theadministraticn of the licensing laws should have some clear and definite guidance as to how to :act. By arrangement with the parties interested' the Court decided to adiourn all the licensing appeals till Wednesday, those of the Conway" division to be taken first. 'Mr W. Bevan. a member of the Llandudno District Council, qualified as a migistrate and Ic took his seat. The existing members of quarter sessions on the Toint Police Committee were, witih two ex- ceptions, re-elected, on the motion of Mr Henry Kneeshaw, the two vacancies being filled bv the ,appointment of Colonel Lloyd Evans and Mr Ephraim Wood.
At the, Irish National Teachers' Confer- ence a resolution was adopted that the sum o£ £ 185,000, now falling due to Ireland under the title of the equivalent .grant, should be appled ah-olnt^ly to primary education, and a deputa- tioii was appointed to urge this vliew at the National Convention on Wednesday.
r"TTT T, WF.TGTTT WITHOUT THE PACK. AGE. Horniman's Pure Tea is guaranteed full weight without the package. Drinkers of good tea a,re advised to buv Horniman's, and ee that ix&t it bv:—Edwards, Chemist. z Llandudno Junction; Jones, Grocer, etc., Post Office. Llandudno Tunotion: Jones, Chemist. Arnilwch TTng-hos. Central Scores. Co'lwvn Bav Roberts., Chemist, Llandudno; Gibson. Chem- ist. T Hannah, Chemist. Abergele: Hughes, Grocer, Prcsotatyn; New York Co- ooerative ^ocietv, Fernna^nmawr; Roberts. Grocer. Penmaenmawr; Morgan. Grocer. Llan- fQ.ir^ecban Gri^ths, Grocer. RHd • Warren- Grocer, Rhyl; White and Parry, Grocers, Llan- dudno Price and Son?, Grocers. Old Colwvn. 5975
Barmouth Easter Monday Eisteddfod. This event was not a success this year, the competitors. being few, 'and of a moderate quality. The concert in 'the evening was good. "Cadvan"' was the conductor (throughout the day. The adjudicators were :lusic, Mr T. Price, Meri'hyr, and Mr R. Madoc Davies, Lon- don; poetry,the Rev. J. Cadvan Davies prose, the Rector of Barmouth, Professor R. W. Phillips, Bangor, Mr E. D. Jones, Barmouth', the Rev.J. E. t'Bal:ii-.ic,u.),-h accompanists, Mr J. C. M'Lean, Portmaducand !1iss Blod- wen, Williams, Dolgelly". The Rector of Barmouth presided at the morn- ing meeting. The .following were the adjudi- catioiiq :taiazas, "The Volcano. David Williams, Llanuwchllyn; pianoforte solo (nine competitors), Miss Maggie Thomas, 'Barmouth; dovetailed box in two •compartments, R. Lewis Morgan, Llanuwchllyn; mixed choir competi- tion, Dyffryn Choir (leader Mr E. 11. Evans) elegy on the late Mr Owen Griffith, "Bryfdir," Festiniog; bass. solo, Mr E. J. Humphreys., Abergwynolwyn; translation from English to Welsh, John Davies (Dyffryn), Griffith Jones (Glan Menai), Llanfairfechan male voice 'com- petition, the Barmou'th Male Voice Choir (con- ductor Iir Griffith Griffiths). Dr Trafford Owen, Blackburn, presided over 'the afternoon meeting. The adjudications were as follows :—Essay en "Ritschlian Theology," James Clement, 'Neath; tenor solo, G. F. Roberts., "Machynlleth, and Hugh Roberts, Dol- gellv, equal; lady's dressing jacket, Mrs Williams,Machynlleth chair prize, the success- ful bard (the Rev W. Glyn Williams, Llanys- tu'mdwy), was represented by Mr J. Adams, Barmouth. Thecha,iringsong was rendered by Miss Laura Evans, Ilenllan. Soprano solo, Miss Price, Barmouth. Chief choral competi- tion (prize, a harp and ;6io) There were two entries for this: competition, bu't only one ap- peared, viz., Dyffryn Choir (conductor, M.r E, ill. Evans). The choir was awarded £5 only. In the evening a .grand concert 'was held, under the presidency of'Mr C. E. Breeze, Port. madoc. The following artists took part:—-Miss Laura Evans, Mr 'Mado'c Davies, Mr E. M. Evans (Eos Mawddach), .and the 'D -q lirr. c, u t li, tviale Voice Choir. ♦
North Wales Fire Brigades. Annual Meeting at Rhyl THE annual meeting of the North Wales district f the National Union of Fire Brigaot.stook place on S.,turday at the Alexandra Hotel, Rhyl, Lord Mostyn presiding over an attendance of represent- atives from Colwyn Hay, Llandudno, Llangollen, Mold. Mostyn Hall, Prestatyn, Rhuddlan, f.hyl, and Wrexham. The annual report, which was presented by the hon. secretary and treasurer, Mr J. O. Hughes, of Rhuddlan, showed that during the year 1902 three brigades joined, making a total membership for the district of 20. Instead of the annual competition this year the Union had been invited to take part in the In'ernational Fire Exhibition to be held in Earl's Court under the auspices of the British Fire Prevention Committee, from May to October. The district's financial state of affairs continued to be satisfactory, the statement of accounts which showed a credit balance at the beginning of the year of 19s. 4d., giving a balance in hand ol ^16 6s lod., the receipts dudn the year amounting to £ 53 r5s 101. I lie report was adopted subject to the approval of the auditor, Mr C. D. Copley, London and Prc- vincial Bank, Rhyl L..rd Alostvii was u»anun< usly re elected pre- sident of the bra ich, and S r Richard Willi.ims- Buikcley vice president, while Mr W Conwy 15ell, chief officer of the Rhuddian brigade, was reap- pointed chaiman of theDsiict Council, cf which Mr J. Owen, chief officer ot the Llandudno brigade, was made vice chairman. The North Wales district being now strong enough in to warrant an increase of re- presentation on the Council, Messrs T Roberts (chief officer of the Colwyn Bay brigade ) and Edward Jones (chief officer of the Dolgelley bri- gade) were added. Mr Hughes was re-elected hon secretary and trcasuer. Leiutenant C lk.)iivl Edward Williams, V.D., Moid, was re-elected district surgeon. It is hoped to hold this year's demonstration at Wrexham. 4,
—— Motor-cars have been more in evidence this Easter than in any previous year, the num- ber of motor-cycles being .also noteworthy. —— There has died at Woodside, Ayrshire, Mr John Davidson., a land steward, who was a great grandson of Burns's "Soutar Johnnie." Arising out of the- Shrewsbury municipal election petition summonses for corrupt prac- tices in the 'Castle 'Fields Ward have mow been served. There are ten defendants. Fifty-four witnesses, are summoned tor the prosecution, I and ten for the defence. The hearing will begin on Tuesday next..