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Suction Btarp. Sales by MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK. ROBERTS, & RICHARDSON. Aug. 18—At the Auction Mart, Foregate-street- Household Furniture and Effects Aug. 20-At Stone Bridge, Saltney-Oats, Clover, and Depasturage Aug. 24 & 25-At No. 12, Foregate street- Furniture. Silver Plate.Oil Paintings,Books,&c Aug. 25—At the Bull Hotel, Denbigh-Freehold Farms in Denbighshire Sept. I-At the Manor, Mickle Trafford-Farming Stock, Furniture, &c. By MR. J. J. CUNNAR. Aug. 19-At the Smithfield, Chester-Horses, Carriages, &c. AHg. 24—At the Smithfield, Chester—Fat and Store Stock Aug. 24-At the Smithfield, Chester-Shropshire and Leicester Ram Aug. 25-At the Smithfield, Hooton—Fat and Store Stock Aug. 28-At the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester—Free- hold Property and Pasture Land at Farndon By MESSRS. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE. Aug. 20-At the Sportsman's Arms, Whitby Heath —Property Sept. 4-At the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester-Land and Dwelling-Houses at Farndon, Aldford, Ac. Sales fig auction^ This Day (Wednesday). Sale of excellent Household Furniture and other Effects, at the AUCTION MART, FORE- GATE-STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. will SELL BY AUCTION, on WEDNESDAY, the 18th August, 1897, at 11 o'clock punctually, the above mentioned excellent HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and other EFFECTS. Catalogues may be had from the AUCTIONEERS. On Friday Next. Under Distress for Rent. Sale of a field of Oats and a second crop of Clover with the depasturage, on land in the holding of Mr. Charles Gerrard, at STONE BRIDGE, SALTNEY, near Chester. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. will SELL BY AUCTION, on FRIDAY NEXT, the 20th August, 1897, a crop of excellent BLACK OATS of about 11 acres, cut and standing in field fronting the turnpike road second crop of RYE GRASS and CLOVER with the depasturage up to 2nd February, 1898, in field adjoining the above, containing about 11 acres. Sale to commence at Three o'clock p.m. punctually. Cash payments on the fall of the hammer. Attractive Sale of Valuable Household Furniture, Silver Plate, Plated Articles, Paintings and Engravings, Books, China, Glass, American Organ, Gas Cooking Stove, and other Effects, at No. 12, FOREGATE-STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co., have been favoured with instructions from the Exors of the late J. J. Burton, Esq., to SELL BY AUCTION, on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, the 24th and 25th of August, 1897, commencing each day at 11 o'clock a.m. punctually, the whole of the excellent HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and EFFECTS, including mahogany dining table, ditto pedestal sideboard, well made bookcase, with two panel and two glazed doors sets of mahogany and walnut single chairs and couches, carpets, window curtains, chimney and pier glasses, china and other ornaments, a valuable fine-toned American Organ, handsome walnutwood cabinet bookcase, hat and umbrella stand, forming hall table, several sets of iron and brass Arabian and birch French bedsteads, spring, wire, and hair mattresses polished birch dressing and wash tables, wardrobes, and other chamber requisites, silver plate and plated goods, clocks and timepieces, microscope, violin, paintings, engraving and photographs, linen and blankets; about 300 volumes of choice books, treadle sewing machine, excellent linen wardrobe, kitchen utensils, gas cooking stove, and other Effects. N.B.—Catalogues may be had from the Auc- tioneers, Messrs. CHURTON, ELPHICK, ROBERTS, and RICHARDSON, Chester. COUNTY OF DENBIGH. Important Sale of Valuable Freehold Farms, situate in the Township of Erriviatt, in the Parish of Henllan, in the County of Denbigh. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK, & Co. will SELL BY AUCTION, at the Bull Hotel, Denbigh, on WEDNESDAY, August 25th, 1897, at Two for Three o'clock p.m. puno^aally, in One Lot, and subject to conditions, trie undermentioned valuable FREEHOLD FARMi, known as 4 Tyddyn-y-ciw and Pen-y-ffrith,' with the Farmhouse, Outbuildings, and Land, con- taining in the whole 112a. 3r. 29p., or thereabouts, in the occupation of Mr. Abel Roberts. The property is situate near the Bylchan Rectory, and about five miles from Denbigh, and has extensive frontages to several good roads. The tenant will kindly shew the property. Particulars, with plans and any further informa- tion, may be had from the Southport Office of Messrs. BUCK, DICKSONS, and COCKSHOTT, Solicitors, Southport and Preston; Messrs. COOPER and HASLEWOOD, Solicitors, Bridgnorth; Messrs. PARRY, JONES, and FRANCIS, Solicitors, Denbigh; or from the AUCTIONEERS, Cheater. Important Sale of Choice Dairy Cows and Heifers, Bulls, Young Stock, Horses, Fat Sheep and Calves, Poultry, Hay, Garden Produce, Trap and Harness, Implements of Husbandry, Depasturage of 32 acres, Dairy Vessels, excellent Household Furniture and other Effects, at the MANOR, MICKLE TRAFFORD, near CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. have been favoured with instructions from Mr. John Beech, to SELL BY AUCTION, on WEDNES- DAY, the 1st September, 1897, the whole of the above-mentioned STOCK AND EFFECTS. N.B.—Catalogues will shortly be published. PUDDINGTON HALL ESTATE. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. beg to announce that at the Sale by Auction, and since privately, FARMS and LAND to the value of upwards of 231,000, have been disposed of, and the remaining portion are for SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY. On THURSDAY NEXT, August 19th, 1897. CHESTER HORSE FAIR. AT THE SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR. JOHN J. CUNNAH will hold his usual Monthly Horse Fair SALE of CART and HARNESS HORSES, CARRIAGES, TRAPS, SADDLERY, and HARNESS. Sale to commence with Horses at One o'clock prompt. Entries respectfully solicited, which will be received up to time of sale. On TUESDAY NEXT, at the SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR. JOHN J. CUNNAH will hold his Weekly Sale of Fat and Store CATTLE, SHEEP, PIGS, and CALVES. Sale to commence with Cattle at Eleven o'clock prompt. Entries respectfully solicited. & FIRST SALE OF THE SEASON. On TUESDAY NEXT, Aug. 24th, 1897, at the SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR. JOHN J. CUNNAH will SELL BY AUCTION, at Half-past One punctually, a consignment of First-class STORE LAMBS, comprising- 50 Cross-bred SHROPSHIRE LAMBS 50 Cross-bred LEICESTER LAMBS On WEDNESDAY NEXT. MR. J. J. CUNNAH will hold his WEEKLY SALE of Fat and Store CATTLE, SHEEP, PIGS, and CALVES, at the SMITHFIELD, HOOTON, at One o'clock prompt. Entries respectfully solicited. FARNDON, CHESHIRE. ALTERATION OF DATE OF SALE. Important Sale of Valuable FREEHOLD RESI- DENTIAL PROPERTY and OLD PASTURE LAND. MR. J. J. CUNNAH will SELL BY AUCTION at the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, on SATUR- DAY, the 28th day of August, 1897, at 3 o'clock p.m. prompt, in one or more Lots as may be decided at the time of sale and subject to conditions to be then produced- The Valuable Detached Freehold DWELLING- HOUSE, pleasantly situated close to the river Dee, abutting on and having a frentage to the main street in Farndon, and in the occupation of Dr. Thelwell, containing entrance hall, three enter- taining-rooms, eight bedrooms, kitchen, scullery, larder, wash-house, with usual out-offices. Also the ornamental garden in front and the kitchen garden at the rear, together with the range of stabling, coach-house, piggeries, &c.; and also About 11 Acres of Excellent OLD PASTURE LAND, overlooking the river Dee, with entrance from the main street and an occupation road. For plan and further particulars apply to the AUCTIONEER Mr. H. S. WHALLEY, Surveyor; or to MESSRS. ROYLE & REYNOLDS, Solicitors, all of Chester. JOHN A. LYON AUCTIONEER, ESTATE AGENT, PRACTICAL LAND SURVEYOR & VALUER (Agent for the Linen Hall Estate). 23 Years' practical experience in Sale and Valua- tion of every description of property. Valuer for Hotel and Inn Change of Tenancy. Sales conducted. Cash settlements with Vendors at close of Sale. Furniture stored in dry lock-up rooms. OFFICES 7, ST. WERBURGH-ST., & LINEN- HALL, CHESTER. Sales bg Suction. "I'# On Friday Next. WHITBY HEATH, IN THE COUNTY OF CHESTER. Sale of Valuable FREEHOLD PROPERTY. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MESSRS. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE, at the Sportsman's Arms, Whitby Heath, in the County of Chester, on FRIDAY, the 20th August, 1897, at 6 for 6.30 o'clock, p.m., subject to conditions of sale to be then and there produced- All that PLOT OF LAND, situate at Whitby Heath, in the County of Chester, on the east side of the highway leading from Chester to Whitby, and containing 3a. 0. 13p. statute measure or there- abouts, with the excellent MESSUAGE or DWELLING-HOUSE, known as 'Laurel Villa, newly-erected thereon, containing Minton tiled hall, dining-room, kitchen, and other offices, four bedrooms, one dressing-room, capital wash-house, coal-house, excellent two-stall stable and coach- house with lofts over, and other outbuildings. There is an excellent garden well stocked with young fruit trees. The Wirral Rural District Council have notified that the West Cheshire Water Company will shortly arrange for a water supply to this and adjoining properties. The above premises are now in the occupation of Mr. Charles W. Darlington as yearly tenant thereof. N.B.—Part of the purchase money may remain on mortgage. For further particulars apply to the AUCTIONEERS, St. Werburgh's-lane, Chester; or to ARTHUR E. CALDECUTT, Solicitor, 17, Newgate-street, Chester. On Saturday, September 4th, 1897. FARNDON, CHURTON-BY-ALDFORD, AND SAIGHTON, In the County of Chester. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MESSRS. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE, at the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, 4th September, 1897, at 2.30 p.m. prompt, in the following or other Lots, and sub- ject to conditions of sale to be then produced, Valuable Freehold LANDS and DWELLING- HOUSES. LOT I.-All that Piece of LAND, containing 8 acres or thereabouts, situated in Brewery-lane, in the Township of Farndon, in the County of Chester, with a wooden cattle shed with slated roof, in the occupation of Mr. Albert Lowe. LOT 2.—All that Piece of LAND, adjoining the last lot, and containing 7a. Or. 30p. or thereabouts, in the occupation of Mr. Albert Lowe. LOT 3.—All that Piece of LAND, containing 4 acres, situate in Brewery-lane, in the Township of Farndon, in the occupation of Mr. Albert Lowe. LOT 4.—All that Piece of MEADOW LAND, containing 4a. 3r. 2p., or thereabouts, situate in Townfield-lane, in the Township of Farndon, in the occupation of Mr. Albert Lowe. LOT 5.—All that Piece of MEADOW LAND, containing 13a. 2r., or thereabouts, known as Big Filkins Hays,' with a brick-built and slated shed thereon, situate at King's Marsh, in the Township of Farndon, in the occupation of Mr. Allwood. LOT 6.—All that Brick-built and Thatched DWELLING-HOUSE, with Outbuildings, garden (well stocked with fruit trees) and croft, the whole surrounded by a massive stone wall, situate at Church-lane, in the Township of Farndon, in the occupation of Mrs. Brassey. LOT 7.-All those Three DWELLING-HOUSES, with Shop, Outbuildings, and large Gardens, well stocked with fruit trees, situate in the Township of Farndon, adjoining the Broxton and Farndon highway road, in the occupations of Mrs. Hall, Mr a. Yond, and Mr. Price. LOT 8.—All that Piece of LAND, containing 2 roods or thereabouts, situate at Churton-by- Farndon, fronting Stannage-lane, in the occupation of Mr. Fred. Thomas. LOT 9.—All those Six Brick-built and Slated DWELLING-HOUSES, with large gardens well stocked with fruit trees, situate at Churton-by- Aldford, fronting the Chester and Farndon highway road, in the occupation of Mrs. White- head and others. LOT lo.-All those Six Brick-built and Slated DWELLING :HOUSES, with pigstyes, shippon, and other buildings, and capital gardens stocked with fruit trees, and small croft, adjoining the Chester and Farndon highway road, situate at Churton-by-Aldford, in the occupation of Mr. Cooper and others. LOT 11.—All that Valuable Piece of Freehold BUILDING LAND, containing 3 acres or there- abouts, with frontage to the Chester and Farndon highway road, situate at Churton-by-Aldford, lately in the occupation of the late Thomas Parker, deceased. LOT 12.—All that Valuable Piece of LAND, containing 4r. Or. lp. or thereabouts, situate in the township of Saighton, on the east side of the road leading from Huntington to Saighton, in the occu- pation of Mr. Bode. For further particulars apply to the Auc- TIONEERS, St. Werburgh-street, or to MESSRS. BARKER & ROGERSON, Solicitors, 12, White Friars, Chester. MNXFRRCI T GOVERNMENT BELL A llji TENTS, made of the very best white waterproof canvas, hardly soiled, 40ft. circumference, 10ft. high. With poles, pegs, runners, lines, mallet and bag all complete. Very adaptable for Cricket, Tennis, Lawns, Bathing, Dressing, Camping out, Boating, Volunteers, &c. Cost 0 each. Will send any number for 24/- each. Carriage Paid. Can be sent on approval. Two just supplied Buckingham Palace. Catalogues of Marquees, Ac., Free. ANDREW POTTER, Tent Works, Wolverhampton. WRIGHT'S Pf A TRDRESSTN ft Rooms. Electric Power Hair Brushing. HENRY LANCELEY & SON, ENGINEERS, BROOK STREET, CHESTER, MANUFACTURERS OF STEAM ENGINES, SAW BENCHES, BUILDERS IRONWORK, IRON & BRASS CASTINGS. REPAIRS TO STEAM ENGINES OF ALL KINDS GENERAL MACHINERY, Ac. AGRICULTURAL LAND IMPROVEMENTS. DRAINAGE, SEWAGE IRRIGATION, FARM BUILDINGS, LABOURERS' COTTAGES, WATER SUPPLY, &c. THE GENERAL LAND DRAINAGE JL AND IMPROVEMENT COMPANY. Incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1849. DIRECTORS. CHAS. G. BoLAM, Esq., Chairman. E. P. Monckton, Esq., I Hon. Cecil T. Parker. M.P. | Wm. T. Scarth, Esq. Surveyor: Mr. George North. This Company advances money to Landowners for all purposes of Agricultural Improvement, including the erection of Labourers' Cottages and Farm Build- ings, the Reclamation of Waste Land, and the Construction of Reservoirs or other Works of a permanent character for the supply of Water to Farms, Villages, &c.; or, if preferred, executes improvements for Landowners by its own Staff. Tenant Farmers may also, by agreement with their landlord, procure the execution of such im- provements. The outlay and all attendant expense may be charged upon the Estate, and LANDOWNERS DEAL- ING WITH THIS COMPANY HAVE THE EXCLUSIVE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO SPREAD THE REPAY- MENT OF PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST OVER A PERIOD OF THIRTY-ONE YEARS. No investigation of title necessary, no legal expenses incurred, and no notice required to be given either by advertisement or otherwise. Special arrangements made for the Utilization of Sewage. Applications to be addressed to Messrs. BIRCH, CULLIMORE, and DOUGLAS, Solicitors, Friars, Chester or to the Offices of the Company, Palace Chambers, 9, Bridge-street, Westminster, London, S.W. R. E. HEBBLETHWAITE, Secretary. WIDOW WELCH'S PILLS FOR FEMALE COMPLAINTS. MRS. SMITHERS, Grand-daughter to the Widow Welch, continues to prepare this celebrated Medicine from the only original and genuine Family Recipe. Its just celebrity for all Female Complaints has obtained for it a most extensive and increasing demand. Purchasers should therefore attend to the following CAUTION.—To be careful that what they purchase is prepared by Mrs. Smithers, who is the only person in possession of the ORIGINAL RECIPE. The genuine are wrapped in Blue Paper, and signed on the Outside label by Mrs. Smithers, and the names of the Sole Wholesale Agents, W. EDWARDS & SON, 157, Queen Victoria Street," formerly of 67, St. Paul's, London, are engraved on the Government Stamp. Sold in boxes at 2a. 9d. each, by most Chemists. GEORGE DAY IMPORTS ALL THE BEST BRANDS OF HAVANA C IEGARS. SINGLE BOXES AT WHOLESALE PRICES. Real Imported Havanas, from 21/- per 100. HIGHEST QUALITY. LOWEST RATES. EVERYTHING OF THE BEST. AGENT FOR BARLING'S ) pIpEg. I LOEWE'S ) EASTGATE STREET, CHESTER. Wotogeapht t OF THE HIGHEST CLASS ONLY. SPECIALLY SUCCESSFUL IN CHILDREN'S PORTRAITS, WEDDING GROUPS, CRICKET AND ATHLETIC GROUPS. G. WATMOUGH WEBSTER, THE STUDIO, 33. BRIDGE-ST. ROW, CHESTER. Telegrams: 'GRATITUDE, Liverpool.' Telephone (Central): No. 6,830. ALMOND & COBB, WHOLESALE AND EXPORT PAPER-HANGINGS MERCHANTS, JL 137, DALE STREET, LIVERPOOL. Lignomur, Lincrusta Walton, Anaglypta, Cordelova, also Japanese and other High-Class Decorations supplied. DONALD ALMOND, ROBT. COBB, Late Manager and Secretary respectively of Dean & Co., Ltd. TO CYCLISTS AND OTHERS. THE GRADUAL PAYMENT SYSTEM as conducted by Messrs. FRANK PEACH &CO., LIMITED, 48, Holborn Viaduct, London, E.C., is a handy and convenient way of purchasing CYCLES, CAMERAS, and other useful things. It is not the Hire System, but ABSOLUTE PUR- CHASE SYSTEM, and is made use of by Ladies and Gentlemen all over the Kingdom. Any make of Cycle can be had through any Cycle Dealer, in any part of the country, on this system, or direct from FRANK PEACH & CO., LIMITED, 48, HOLBORN VIADUCT, LONDON, E.C. All enquiries can be made at above address. Dealers please note. AT THE REMBRANDT GALLERY, IN CASTLE-ST., LIVERPOOL, DUNTHORNE & JJROWN| GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE RESTORATION of OLD PICTURES, PRINTS and DRAWINGS, and the REPAIRING and REGILDING of FRAMES. OLD MEZZOTINT ENGRAVINGS and COLOURED PRINTS PURCHASED. ON VIEW. PORTFOLIOS of Recently Published ETCH- INGS, and MEZZOTINT ENGRAVINGS. THE IMPROVEMENT OF LANDED ESTATES. THE LAND, LOAN, AND ENFRANCHISE- MENT COMPANY. (Incorporated by Special Act of Parliament). ADVANCES MONEY to LANDOWNERS for the Erection of Farm Buildings, Farm Labourers', Artisans', and Miners Cottages; Drainage, Water Supply, Road-making, and for the general Improvement of Land, including its development for Building purposes. Also for alterations and additions to Mansions, Stables, and Outbuildings, on Settled Estates, including their Sanitary Improvement and Electric Lighting. Advances can also be made for the Construction of Railways under the Light Railways Act. The amount borrowed being charged on the property benefited, and repaid by way of annuity. No investigation of title is necessary. Prospectus, forms, and further particulars may be obtained at the Company's offices. EDWIN GARROD, Secretary, No. 22, Great George-street, Westminster, S.W. ly-a t) ou AGAINST ACCIDENT, FIRE, OR THEFT, Up to 910 for 7/6, X15 for 10/ 920 for 12/6; and Insure against PERSONAL ACCIDENTS WHILST RIDING, IN THE National Cycle & Motor Car Insurance Co., LIMITED, 33, KING WILLIAM STREET, LONDON. JJOT WATER WORK, WROUGHT IRON WORK, HURDLES, FENCING GATES, ORNAMENTAL PALISADING, VERANDAHS, Ac. Repairing of all kinds in connection with an Ironmongery Business. Locks, Keys, Wire and Electric Bells. i THOS. WOOD & SON, BRIDGE STREET, CHESTER. THE ECONOMIC BANK, LIMITED, 34, OLD BROAD-STREET, LONDON, E.C. 2 £ Interest allowed on Deposits, repayable on 21 Interest allowed on Deposits, repayable on demand, on all sums up to JE500. 2 on minimum quarterly balance of current accounts when not drawn below £ 15. Cheques can be drawn for sums under Xl. All funds invested under the Trust Investment Act, or in Colonial Government Securities. No charge for keeping accounts. SAMUEL GURNEY MASSEY, Managing Trustee. UNION CREDIT BANK, LIMITED. (ESTABLISHED 1838.) Head Office: 38, RENSHAW-ST., LIVERPOOL. ADVANCES made at unusual low rates upon personal security, deeds, shares, life policies, &c. Repayable by instalments or in one sum. Full particulars on application personally or by letter. JJR. JGCOTT'S J>ILLS The Safest Medicine. Mild but Effectual. D R. SCOTT'S PILLS Contain the finest drugs that can be procured. D R. SCOTT'S PILLS Cure Sick Headaches and Nervous Depression. D R. SCOTT'S pILLS Cure Indigestion and Restore the Appetite. D B. SCOTT'S pILLS Strengthen and invigorate the whole Nervous System. D R. SCOTT'S pILLS The best Family Aperient Medicine and Blood Purifier. D R. GCOTT'S pILLS. Can be taken at any time without danger from wet or cold. R. JGCOTT'S PILLS Should be kept at hand by all Heads of households, to resort to on any slight occasion of ailing on the part of those under their charge, as by paying attention to the regular action of the Stomach, Liver, and Bowels, many a severe illness is avoided or mitigated. They will be found in slight cases by a single dose to restore health to the body, with a happy frame of mind. D R. SCOTT'S pILLS Are prepared only by W. LAMBERT, 173, SEYMOUR PLACE, London, W. Do not be persuaded by anyone to buy any other Medicine instead, but insist on having the right thing, which is wrapped in a square green package. "gENZINE COLLAS.-Ask for Collas. CLEANS GLOVES—CLEANS DRESSES. CLEANS GLOVES.—CLEANS DRESSES. CLEANS GLOVES.-CLEANS DRESSES. B ENZINE COLLAS.-Buy Collas. REMOVES TAR, OIL,-PAINT, GREASE. REMOVES TAR, OIL,—PAINT, GREASE. FROM FURNITURE,—CLOTH, &c. DO NOT BUY COMMON BENZINE. See the word COLLAS on the Label and Cap. Which is the original Extra Refined. After using, it becomes quite odourless. HgENZINE COLLAS.—Ask for Collas Preparation and take no other. Sold everywhere, 6d., Is., & Is. 6d. per Bottle. Agents: J. SANGER & SONS, 2, Winsley-street, Oxford-street, W. <tRE LJ lit SIJN 0 1 INSURANCE OFFICE. OaD Sum insured in 1896 £ 388,952,800. For all particulars apply to the following Agents:— CHESTER MR. J. D. BOWERS, 100, East- gate-street. „ MESSRS. CHEERS & HOPLEY, 6, Northgate-street. MESSRS. W. DENSON & SON, Northgate. TARPORLEY. MR. JOHN BURGESS.
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DIARY OF COMING ENGAGEMENTS. Aug. 18, ¡fc. Dorc&s at the Royalty Theatre. 18.-Chester Town Council. 18.—St. Oswald's Flower School. 18, Sfc.—Shrewsbury Show and Fete. 19.-Chester Cattle Fair.
LANCASHIRE'S CHALLENGE. For nearly a year past the Lancashire Sea Fisheries Committee has been manoeuvring, with the object of annexing the valuable sea fisheries of the Dee estuary. For nearly as long a period we have been endeavouring in our humble way to caution our Cheshire and Flint- shire readers against this imminent danger; and to-day we find our worst apprehensions justi- fied. The Lancashire County Council have, we understand, given notice to the authorities interested in the matter of their intention to apply to the Board of Trade for power to include the greater portion of the Dee estuary in the Lancashire district. The Lan- cashire invaders modestly propose to come up the Dee on the south shore to Connah's Quay, and to Burton Point on the northern bank (some three miles above Parkgate). We do not for a moment believe that the Board of Trade will listen to the preposterous proposals of Lancashire, con- ceived as they are in a spirit of unadulterated selfish aggrandisement; still it would be culpable folly for Cheshire and Flintshire men interested in the preservation of the fisheries of our noble river to sit with arms folded, and not stir a finger in self-defence, trusting implicitly to the Board of Trade's fairness and common- sense. The Board of Trade may be trusted to see justice done between the conflicting authorities, but it is obviously the duty of the Dee Fishery Board, the Cheshire and the Flintshire County Councils, to leave no stone unturned in order to expose the hol- lowness of the trick whereby Lancashire hopes to rob the fishermen of the Dee estuary of their birthright. To be perfectly frank, Lancashire ought to approach the Board of Trade, and inform that body that it proposes to seize the Dee estuary because it wants the fish- ing ground for its own purposes, and because it knows it can manage the fishery worse than the Dee Board has done in the past. That is the sum and substance of the whole matter. But that, of course, is the last thing that Lancashire is likely to say. The advocates of this policy of annexation will doubtless appear before the Board of Trade with a tale about the incon- venience of having two adjacent authorities working under different regulations, and plausibly protesting how much better the whole coast-line could be worked by one committee, that committee, of course, being Lancashire. They may further attempt to show that their sole object is to exploit the fishing ground to the best advantage, so that the most may be made of its resources for the teeming millions of Lancashire, who will then have a larger and cheaper supply of fish food. If Lancashire could bring any substantial proof of her ability to secure all these benefits by her proposed extension of boundary, the Board of Trade might be induced to listen to the scheme, but, judged on its merits, the proposal is about as monstrous as if the Lancashire County Council suggested to take over the main roads of Cheshire under its charge. The pro- posal, in short, has nothing to recommend it but its boldness. We have on other occasions cited facts and figures which prove to demonstration that the Dee Fishery Board not only knows its own business, but can manage the fisheries under its care in an infinitely more creditable manner than our northern neighbours manage theirs; and in the present instance we shall content ourselves with two instance we shall content ourselves with two points which bear strongly on the issue, and which the ordinary reader innocent of pis- catorial lore will readily grasp. In the Lancashire waters the trawlers are permitted to use a destructive engine known as a I rooter.' This consists of a heavy chain attached to either end of the trawl beam, and working from. 18 inches to two feet in advance of the trawl rope The appropriately named rooter' grubs up the sand or other deposit in the fishing bed, and throws innumerable immature fish into the trawl. Worse still, the pernicious engine rakes up and utterly destroys enormous numbers of shell fish and other fish food. Especially destructive is its effect upon cockle and mussel beds, and we are informed that the course of the deadly 'rooter' may be tracked along a bank by millions of small shells which once encased mussels and cockles that would, if allowed to reach maturity, have represented a considerable monetary value. The Dee Board, being fully aware of the sad havoc wrought in the estuary with this terrible engine, prohibited its use in the estuary, and the Board of Trade manifested its sympathy by its readiness to sanction the prohibition. Yet Lancashire, with all its boasted solicitude for the preser- vation and cultivation of the fishing grounds, still continues to sanction the 'rooter,' and if the proposed annexation of the Dee fishery district becomes an accomplished fact, our fishermen may anticipate a return of their arch enemy, the 'rooter,' in the waters of the Dee again with the Lancashire boats. The other example of Lancashire's inferior fishery protection to which we shall call attention is supplied by the presence of stake nets in the coast under Lancashire's super- vision, while those fixed engines are altogether prohibited within the estuary of the Dee, because they are detrimental in the highest degree to the migration of all fish. If the verdict were left to the Dee fishermen, we should entertain small doubt as to the result. The fishermen to a man are in favour of the reten- tion of the Dee fishery by local men. They resent the intrusion of a Lancashire authority. Perhaps our northern friends will cynically observe that the fishermen prefer the present regime because they dread the strictness of Lancashire regulations. So far from this being bhe case, however, the fishermen to their credit be it remembered, have been themselves the pioneers in several reforms. Take the matter f: of the mussels alone. It was the Dee fishermen s who first proposed to have a close time for s mussels, and it was they who raised a subscrip- ( tion among themselves and their friends to defray the expenses of advertising and passing f the new bye-law, and of the first prosecu- i tion under it. When the immense improvement 5 that followed in the wake of the close time be- i came apparent, the Fishery Board and the county councils went more liberally into the subject, detailed officers to preserve the mussel beds, and in other ways helped in the develop- ment of this valuable department of the fishery. It is gratifying and encouraging to find the fishermen working so harmoniously with the Fishery Board's officials. Some of the fishermen have actually obtained bailiffs' certificates, and render yeoman service in the protection of the fishery, while they, one and all, seem animated with a desire to carry out the regulations in the best possible spirit. The members of the Dee Fishery Board have already shewn their hostility to the proposed scheme of amalgamation in a more or less indirect way, while at the recent conference at Chester re- garding the projected Western Sea Fisheries District, Lancashire was told pretty plainly by both Cheshire and Flintshire, that no intrusion into the estuary of the Dee would be counten- anced. Yet in face of all this Lancashire is now bent on appealing to the Board of Trade for power to wrest the Dee estuary from the control of its natural and rightful guardians. The proposal is an insult:to the two counties bordering on the mouth of the river; it is a direct insinuation that they are incapable of managing their own affairs; and if they permit Lancashire to bully or cajole them out of their birth-right, they will be condemned by all who have the best interests of the Dee fisheries at heart.
-♦ The future of the Eastgate Clock Tower 3cheme is still clothed in uncertainty. A meet- ing of the committee was held in the Town Hall on Monday, and we understand that during the discussion the suggestion of a clock in the Town Hall tower was revived as an alternative to the Eastgate plan. Finally it was decided to call a meeting of the subscribers to ascertain whether in the event of the abandonment of the Eastgate tower they would consent to the diversion of their contributions to the Town Hall clock scheme. Ever since the erection of the effigy on the Eastgate, the tide of public opinion seems to have set in strongly against the project. While on paper the original drawing was admitted to be artistic and effective, the severe curtailment of the design necessitated to meet the objections of the adjoining property owners robbed it of much of its beauty. In view of the wide divergence of opinion on the Eastgate scheme, it would be a manifest mistake to push it further, and the citizens, we feel sure, would gladly welcome any proposition that would secure something approaching unanimity. A clock in the Town Hall tower we have advocated all along as a most desirable improvement, and as supplying all that is required to complete the handsome structure.
♦ One of the most sensible remedies that we have seen suggested for the rabies problem has been under the consideration of the Public Health Committee of the Chester Corporation. It came in the form of a memorandum from the Richmond Town Council, who are persuaded that the system of occasionally muzzling dogs in limited portions of the kingdom is not a satis- factory method of stopping the spread of rabies, and that experience has shewn that it is totally inadequate for stamping it out. The scheme which the Richmond Town Council recommends is that the Inland Revenue authorities should issue dog licences in the form of a token or badge, to be suspended from the collar of the dog, so that the police may be able to see at a glance whether the dogs are duly licenced or not. The difficulty of distinguishing between one year's licence and the next is proposed to be obviated by changing the shape or colour of the badge from year to year. It is this stumbling- block regarding the facility for identifying the licence at a glance that has been the most serious obstacle in the way of registering bicycles. In the case of dogs, if the colour is to be the distinguishing feature, the change would have to be a very marked one indeed, as some terriers ef our acquaintance have acquired a wonderful faculty of coating themselves in one uniform tint throughout, when they escape to wallow in their favourite refuse heaps. Still, this point might be got over by obliging dog owners to keep the badges in a state of cleanliness. The new regu- lations emanating from Richmond include the proviso that the owners of dogs not wear- ing such badges shall be liable to penalties, and that dogs found without the proper appendage to their collars shall be seized and dealt with as stray animals. The Chester Public Health Committee at their recent meet- ing approved of the suggested reform, and if Richmond receives similar support pretty generally throughout the country, we may anticipate a solution of this knotty question somewhat on these lines. Whatever is done, it is absurd for the present system of enforcing the muzzling order in piecemeal fashion here and there in various districts to continue much longer.
The money-lenders are apparently wakening up. They have always been keenly alive to their own interests, and a section of them seem to have realised that they ought to do some- thing to avert the doom that the House of Commons Committee may have in store for them. Mr. ASCROFT, one of the members for Oldham, who took a leading part in the search- ing examination of KIRKWOOD, at a late sitting of the Money-Lending Inquiry, has been the recipient of a communication from an associa- tion of usurers who flourish in his constituency. These gentlemen have met to consider the subject matter of the Parliamentary Inquiry, and have passed a series of resolutions, embodying reforms which they conceive to be desirable. The resolutions set forth among other matters that all bills of sale should either be attested before the county court registrar, or entirely abolished; that all money-lenders trade in their own names, and all loan offices be regis- tered; that all promissory note.s state the amount of the money advanced, the interest charged, and the mode of repayment; and that the repeated renewal of loans for short periods be discouraged. If all the usurers in the country were imbued with this spirit of sweet reasonableness, there would not have been the same crying necessity for the Parliamentary Inquiry, but on the other hand who is to say that this ardent desire for reform in the ways of money-lending would ever have come to the surface but for the astounding revelations of the House of Commons Committee ? The money-lenders will in the present complex state of society always remain a necessary evil, but in the interests of the borrowing public it is imperative that they shall in the future ply their calling under the strictest regulations' and it is cheerful to see the cent. per cent. gentlemen looking the situation fairly and squarely in the face.
THE "IRRAL SHOW.—We would remind our readers that entries for the Wirral Show close to-day (Wednesday), as per advertisement in this issue. The committee will firmly adhere to this resolution.
CHESTER CATHEDRAL. The Choir holidays began on Monday, August 9th, and rom that date until Saturday, August 28th, the choral ervices on week.days will be suspended. The services on Sundays, August 15th and 22nd, will be ung by members of the Sunday Evening Voluntary Jhoir. The daily services will be said at the usual hour. The choral services will be resumed at evensong on Saturday, August 28th. SUNDAY, AUG. 22ND (Tenth Sunday after Trinity).— doming, 8.0: Holy Communion. 10.30: Service, Boyce n C and chant; hymn, 478 introit, 280; kyrie, 3tainer in A preacher, the Canon in Residence. Even- ng, 3.30: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis to chants Lnthem, God so loved the world' (Stainer) hymn, 512. 3.30 Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis to chants hymns, >20, 528, 305 preacher, the Rev. Edward Bullock, M A.
Prince Alexander of Teck arrived at Liver- pool-street Station on Monday morning from The Hague. By permission of the Duke of Westminster, the galleries of Grosvenor House were opened to the members of the National Sunday League on Sunday, and were visited by 1,663 persons. A marriage has been arranged between Mr. Thomas Ellis, M.P., of Cynlas, Corwen (the chief Liberal whip), and Annie, third daughter of Mrs. R. J. Davies, of Cwrt Mawr, Aberyst- with. The Earl of Crewe has just given two plots of valuable land in the centre of Sandbach to the District Council for the new technical schools. The District Council has decided to adopt the Technical Education Act. The marriage arranged between Lieutenant John Marshall, R.N., fourth son of Colonel Marshall, C.B., of Hartford Beach, Cheshire, and Bryn-y-Coed, Bangor, and Hilda Renee, eldest daughter of Herbert R. Lampriere, of Bron-y-Maen, Llanfairfechan, late captain Hampshire Regiment, will take place at Llan- fairfechan on the 24th inst. Negotiations are in progress with the Chester Lighting Committee and the General Railway Station, with regard to supplying the latter with electric light. Mr. and Mrs. Lyon and Miss Lyon have returned to London from Homburg owing to the serious illness @f Mrs. Brancker. When able they will proceed to Appleton Hall, Cheshire, The Secretary of the Chester General Infirmary begs to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a donation of 91 Is. to the Parkgate Con- valescent Home from Mrs. Minton, The Hursts, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead. A marriage has been arranged between Major Meyrick, 15th Hussars, eldest son of Sir Thomas Meyrick, of Apley Castle, Shropshire, and Mary Emma, youngest daughter of the late Major Cresswell, of Cresswell, Northumberland, and the Countess of Ravensworth. ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY, WOOLWICH.— The tenth place in the recent competition for cadetships was won by Wilfrid Eric Francis, of Arnold House School, Chester. DENBIGHSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.—All prize money won at this society's show was paid within a fortnight, and any exhibitor not having received his money should at once com- municate with the secretary. GROSVENOR ROWING CLUB AT RHYL. — At Rhyl Amateur Swimming Club Gala on Satur- day, Messrs. A. E. Jones and T. Stephenson, of the Grosvenor Rowing Club, Chester, made a dead heat for first place with Messrs. G. Jones and T. Small, in the Gentlemen's Double Sculls Race. ALTRINCHAM AGRICULTURAL SHOW. — This annual meeting will be held on Devisdale, Bowdon, on Thursday, September 23rd. A valuable list of prizes is offered. Intending exhibitors should note that the entries close on September 7th. DROVERS FINED AT WREXHAM.—On Monday at the Wrexham Borough Court, three Irish drovers named James O'Hagan, Patrick Skerry, and Michael Devline were charged by the Deputy Chief Constable of Denbighshire (Mr. Edward Jones, with having removed 328 sheep from Ireland to Wrexham without having obtained the necessary licence. O'Hagan and Skerry, who did not appear, were each fined 91 and costs, and Devline 10s. and costs. DICKSONS LIMITED.—We have received from Dicksons Limited, their catalogue of select roses for 1897-1898, and also their catalogue of Dutch and other flowering bulbs, &c. The publications are excellently drawn up, and should be of great assistance to intending pur- chasers. POISONING OF A WELSH FISHING Rivicp.It has been reported to the Clwyd and Elwy Board of Conservators that a fishing river at Llanddulas has been polluted by a quantity of chloride of lime, which had apparently got into the water with the drain of the village. Over 50 salmon and other fish were poisoned, and sport in that part of the stream is spoiled. UNLAWFUL REMOVAL OF SWINE. At the Over Petty Sessions, on Monday, Thomas Challinor, butcher, Middlewich, was fined JE1 for removing five pigs from Middlewich to Over, which is a swine-fever infected zone, without previously having obtained the neces- sary removal licence. Defendant pleaded ignorance of the order, but the police pointed out that he had applied for similar licences prior to this case. HORSE AND CHEESE FAIRS.—The Improve- ment Committee of Chester Town Council recommend that the undermentioned days be appointed for holding the fairs in the city during 1898:—Horse fairs Thursdays, January 6th; February 3rd, March 3rd, March 31st, April 28th, May 26th, June 23rd, July 21st, August 18th, September 15th, October 13th, November 10th, December 8th. Cattle fairs every Thursday. Cheese fairs on the third Wednesday in each month. LOCAL SUCCRSSKS AT THE OXFORD LOCAL EXAMINATIONS.—The following are the success- ful local students at the recent Oxford local examinations :—Pass (senior candidates): E. S. J. Harper, T. A. Jones, and W. R. Thomas, Alun School, Mold. Juniors (second class): R. L. Hopwood, D. J. H. Williams, and S. B. Moore, County School, Wrexham. Pass List (first division): H. G. Williams, Hooton Lawn; W. Williams, Alun School, Mold. Second Division: A. E. Stephens, Wrexham County School. GIFT OF A WATER SUPPLY TO A FLINTSHIRE VILLAGE.-On Friday an interesting ceremony I took place at Talacre, the seat of Sir Pyers Mostyn. In commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee Sir Pyers decided to provide, at his own cost, the village of Groespyr with a water supply. For years past the village, which is situated on an eminence overlooking the Dee estuary, has suffered severely from scarcity of water. The supply is to be obtained from an excellent spring on Sir Pyers's land, and the works will include a reservoir of large capacity. Yester- day's proceedings consisted of the inauguration of the works, the ceremony being performed by Master Pyers Charles Mostyn, the young heir of Talacre, who was presented with a silver trowel. BIRKENHEAD MAGISTRATES AND THE LICENS- ING LAWS.—At a meeting of the Birkenhead Borough justices, the Mayor (Mr. John Pennock) presiding, the following resolution was passed That this meeting of justices of the borough of Birkenhead desires to draw the attention of the Royal Commission on the Liquor Licensing Laws to the urgent necessity existing for the immediate amendment of section 60 of the Licensing Act, 1872, owing to the great incon- venience which it causes in the administration of the Licensing Acts from the disqualifications of a large number of justices who are at present holders, in many cases merely as trustees, of shares in railway companies which, at their own hotels, are retailers of intoxicants, but which said justices have no pecuniary or other interest in the liquor trade. PAUPERISM IN WALES.—Mr. Bircham has presented his report on pauperism in Wales for the half-year ending Lady Day, 1897. The popu- lation of the country according to the census of 1891 is 1,791,915. Destitution caused by old age or permanent disability is stated at 35,748; destitution caused by death, absence, or deser- tion of husband or father, 18,242; destitution caused by the temporary sickness or want of work of male heads of families and single men 11,807 single women in receipt of outdoor relief, 546; total outdoor paupers, 66,343, as compared with 64,101 during the corresponding period of 1896. The total percentage of out-door paupers on popula- tion for half-year ended Lady Day was 3 7, compared with 3-5 in the same period of 1896. The total amounted expended in out-door and in-door relief reached £ 360,431, or 4s. Oid. per head, as compared with E354,585 during the corresponding period. Of this sum North Wales spent X108,461, being 4s. 7Jd. per head, and South Wales 9251,970, being 3s. 9. per head of the population. WINSFORD UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB. — On t Monday, at a meeting held at the Golden Lion,. I Over, near Northwich, the Winsford United I Football Club was re-organised. The High 1 Sheriff of Cheshire (Mr. W. H. Yerdin, D.L., | of Darnhall Hall) has consented to be president. j It was resolved to enter for the Cheshire Senior Cup, the Cheshire Amateur Cup, the Crewe and District, and the Northwich and District Cups. Most of the old players have signed on, including J. W. Blackburn, Henry Atherton, James Atherton, P. Joyce, J. Blackbirn, E. Perry, S. Oakes, and W. Whalley. [' CHESTER FLORAL FETE.—As we antici- F pated, owing to the very scanty attend- f ance, the Chester Horticultural Show and Fete ha.s resulted in a serious loss. The statement of accounts was submitted at a meeting of the executive committee of the society on Thursday, and it appeared that the receipts trom all sources (including subscrip- [ tions) amounted to £ 1,481. On the other side, we have an expenditure of about £1,886, so that the committee are confronted with a deficit of £405, towards which there is a balance of E162 from 1896. This statement, it should be added, does not include any remuneration for a secretary. A SAWYER'S SUDDEN DEATH.—The circum- stances of the death of George Joinson, a sawyer, aged 59, living at 32, Hand- bridge, have been reported to the city coroner. It appears that Joinson had been niling for some years, having been attended by Dr. Harrison, who visited him last about six months ago. Deceased was appar- ently better than usual on Thursday. He went to bed at half-past ten, but when his son went upstairs shortly after- wards he found his father gasping. Medical assistance was sent for, but death took place before the doctor arrived.—Mr. Turner (deputy coroner) held an inquest on the body on Friday.. The jury returned a verdict of Death from natural causes-heart disease.' CHAINING WOMEN PRISONERS TOGETHER.— We are glad to note that as a result of the intervention of Sir John Brunner, M.P., the objectionable practice of chaining female prisoners together in public, in Cheshire, is to be discontinued. Shortly before the close of the Parliamentary session, the hon. member com- plained to the Home Secretary of large gangs of women prisoners being transferred from Liverpool to Knutsford chained together like slaves. Sir M. White Ridley made inquiries. He has found that as many as thirty-two women. in one gang have been paraded before the public in the manner mentioned, their shackle being officially described as a light handcuff chain. They were being removed to Knutsford gaol to prevent overcrowding in Liverpool prison. In future, however, according to fresh instructions from the Commissioners of Prisons, not more than ten female prisoners will be transferred at once, nor will they be chained in ordinary cases. PRIZE GIVING AT THE P.S.A.—On Sunday about halt a ton of book prizes were distributed at the Queen-street P.S.A., there being a full attendance, presided over by the Mayor (Mr. B. C. Roberts). In his address the Mayor said it gave him great pleasure to be present, and to those who might feel astonished at seeing him there because he was a staunch churchman he was glad to say he was a churchman with opinions sufficiently wide to bring him within the walls of a Nonconformist place of worship. (Applause.) They all, he hoped, were going one golden way, and all with broad minds must confess that there were several paths by which they might try to gain that way. Had he been going to give them a religious address that afternoon he would have taken for his text- and he was sure they would agree with him- the words 'Let brotherly love continue.' H& hoped it would continue among all religious classes in Chester, and in the whole Empire. (Hear, hear.)—During the afternoon addressee were given by the Rev. F. Barnes and Mr. Marriott, while Miss Roberts' sacred songs were rendered in exceptional style. The Mayor afterwards presented the prizes. THE MONEY LENDING INQUIRY. The Councillor, commenting on the work of the Select Committee on Money-lending, initiated through the efforts of Mr. Yerburgh,. M.P., says :—" To us the chief source of satis- faction lies in the fact that we have abundantly demonstrated the necessity for legislative action. We have laid bare before the Govern- ment a bleeding sore, hitherto concealed, as well as indicated a method for its treatment. Many members of the committee have had the courtesy to assure us that we have already satisfied them on every point of our indictment; and if this be so, which we are vain enough to believe, what sort of a report will issue when the whole of the evidence has been gathered in ? We are proud to be associated with the work of this Committee. Notwithstanding the brief period of its existence it has come to be regarded as one of the most useful of all the Committees which has ever sat in connection with the Legislature. It is a foregone con- j clusion that a comprehensive scheme of social I reform will be the result." I DRUNK ON LICENSED PREMISES AT HOOLE.—At I the County Petty Sessions, on Saturday, before Messrs. H. D. Trelawny, John Thompson, R. T. Richardson, and J. Pover, Frederick Reece, of Hoole, was summoned for being drunk on the premises of the Bee Hive Hotel, Hoole, in the occupation of Christopher Mulligan. P.S. Finchett visited the house about a quarter past nine on the evening of Saturday, July 31st. In the parlour he found defendant, sitting on a form with an empty glass before him. He was very drunk, and witness called the landlord's attention to him. The barman said" We have stopped his tap." Witness retorted "Why do you allow him to remain on the licensed premises drunk, if you have stopped his tap ?" The bar- man replied I have been too busy to put him out." Afterwards defendant was put out.—In answer to Mr. John Thompson, the sergeant said the barman was busy, as there were 12 or 15 people there. He added that they had had a good-deal of trouble with defendant in Hoole. He would not work, and his wife and family were pretty well clemming.' Defendant was a painter.—He was fined 10s. and costs, or in default seven days' hard labour, time being allowed for the payment of the fine. A RUNAWAY HORSE.—On Saturday morn- ing much excitement was created in Fore- gate, Eastgate, and Bridge streets, at the sight of a riderless horse tearing along these thoroughfares at headlong speed. The animal, which had been attached to a cart, was proceeding from Broughton to the citv. and when near City-road corner, evidently taking fright, it made a furious dash, disconnecting itself from the cart, and also becoming beyond the control of its driver. It careered through Foregate and Eastgate streets at a mad pace and nobody seemed to make an endeavour to check it, or at any rate did not succeed in so doing. The way in which the animal avoided colliding with any of the numerous vehicles in these streets was wonder- ful, for the traffic, as usual, was exceedingly busy. When the horse passed the Cross, the policeman stationed there, made a daring attempt to stop it. He pursued it down Bridge street unsuccessfully, until the animal collided with the fountain at the end of the street, and brought itself to a standstill. Fortunately, no serious injury was sustained, but the hind legs of the runaway were badly lacerated by the shafts of the cart during the short distance it was dragged by the animal. In Bridge-street, the horse just avoided contact with some ladders on which several workmen were standing. DIOCESE OF ST. ASAPH.-Tho Bishop of St. Asaph has made the following appointments :— Canon Evans, vicar of Abergele, archdeacon of St. Asaph; Rev. David Jones, vicar of Llan- rhaiadr M., cursal canon Randulphi, Birkenhead; Rev. Theophilus Jones, M.A., curate of Colwyn Bay, vicar choral of St. Asaph; Rev. John Morgan, B.A., rector of Denbigh, rector of Llanwrst; Rev. Thomas Lloyd, B.A., rector of Bala, vicar of Abergele; Rev. Daniel Davies, B.A., vicar of Brymbo, rector of Denbigh; Rev. L. D. Jenkins, B.A., vicar of Penycae, rector of Bala; Rev. E. M. Roderick, M.A., vicar of Mold, vicar of Ruabon Rev. John Davies, M.A., curate in charge of Llanrwst, vicar of Penycae; Rev. Clement Todd Davies, M.A., vicar of Caerfallwch, vicar of Northop; Rev.,J. P. Poole Hughes, M.A., curate of Mold, vicar of Mold; Rev. Stephen Jones, curate of Mold, vicar of Caerfallwch; Rev. F. H. Hawkins, M.A., curate of Welshpool, vicar of Guilsfield; Rev. Thomas Lloyd, vicar of Aber- gele, rural dean of Rhos; Rev. J. S. Lewis, M.A., rector of Newtown, rural dean of Caedewen: Rev. T. LI. Lloyd Williams, M.A., rector of Corwen, rural dean of Edeirnion; Rev. Allen Jones, B.A., vicar of Llwydiarth, curate in charge of Llanrhaiadr-yn-C; Rev. J. Evan Jones, on presentation ef Canon Fletcher, vicar of Brymbo. The ardeaconry of St. Asaph was offered to and declined by Canon D. Lewis, rector of Trefnant.