December 8, 1900. The removal of trade refuse was discussed at the monthly meeting of the Stroud Urban Disctict Council on Wednesday. Mr. Holloway, the chairman, read a petition signed by fifty-one tradesmen of the town complaining that the scavenger would not remove their objectionable trade refuse, such as waste paper, carboard boxes, &c. It was pointed out that in some towns trade refuse was not removed by the sanitary authority, whereas in other places the scavenger took away unobjectionable trade refuse only, Bath and Torquay being cited as examples. {{COUNTERPOINT }}