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THIS DAY'S TELEGRAMS.
THIS DAY'S TELEGRAMS. DOUBLE EXECUTION. There was a double execution at Armley Gaol, Leeds, this morning, at nine o'clock, when James Robinson, aged 33, was hanged for murdering his wife; and Walter Robinson for murdering his cousin, Sarah Pickles. In the former case the parties separated, but subsequently met and quarrelled, and Robinson shot his wife dead, afterwards attempting to poison himself. In the second case Robinson was bound over to keep the peace, but subsequently meeting his cousin, killed her with a razor. Both men were visited between eight and nine o'clock last night by the gaol chaplain. Walter Robinson, although full of penitence and resigned, was very nervous. He was carefully watched during the night, lest he should attempt to commit suicide, he having been heard to express a dread of facing the scaffold, falthough, as he said, he had fearlessly fought for his country in Africa, where he was in several engagements, and was slightly wounded. Referring to the murder, he said he was in drink at the time, and did not know what he was doing. He spent a restless night, and partook of but little breakfast. Joseph Robin- son, the Monk-Bretton murderer, was very firm, and did not appear to know any fear of approaching death. He said that but for drink he would never have been a murderer. He often referred to his little daughter, hoping he would meet her and his murdered wife in Heaven. He slept fairly well and enjoyed his breakfast. At eight o'clock the chaplain paid his last visit to the culprits, both of whom, on being intro- duced to Billington. the executioner, shook hands with him. They submitted quietly to the pinioning, and then proceeded to the scaffold. As the clock struck nine Billington drew the bolt, and both culprits appeared to die instantly, not a single struggle being noticed. The usual inquest was afterwards held. M.P.'S SEAT ON FIRE. A fire occurred at Bishops Hall, Romford, the country seat of Colonel Lockwood, M.P., last night, the coach-houses, groom's quarters, and stables being completely destroyed. THE FORTY-EIGHT HOURS' WEEK. The Edinburgh and Leith carpenters and joiners have joined the masons in the demand for a reduction of hours, to 48 per week. EXCITING BATHING ADVENTURE. At Tenby, to-day, Miss Brookman, a lady visitor from Clifton, went to bathe from the Rodes, and was carried out to sea. Mr. Mack, a visitor from Lee, made a gallant effort to rescue her, but the current was too strong, and he got ashore while the lady was rescued by a boat. Both visitors were much exhausted, but ultimately restored. PLAYING AT HANGING: SAD SEQUEL. An inquest was held last night at Cowick, Goole, on Albert Garner, a farm lad, who was found hanging in a field whither he had been sent with a halter to fetch a horse. Evidence showed that Garner had lately been reading much about executions, and a verdict of Accidental death,' was returned, the jury believing that Garner lost his life while ex- perimenting with the halter. A PRISONER'S SUICIDE. Henry Parkinson (27), manager of a furnish- ing company, was arrested at Liverpool this morning on a charge of embezzlement. On the way to the Bridewell prisoner admitted his guilt, and just as he was about to be searched at the Police Station he pulled a revolver out of his pocket, and placing it in his mouth, shot himself dead. Parkinson had only been married a month, his wife being, it is stated, a Dublin lady. COLLISION AT RHYL THE LINE BLOCKED. Last night a somewhat serious accident occurred on the Chester and Holyhead Railway at Rhyl. The ten o'clock local down train was standing by the platform after the passengers had alighted, when a fast goods train collided with the rear coaches, smashing several of them. Fortunately the passengers had all left, and the guard and other officials were away from the van. The fireman of the goods train was injured by the collision, cutting his bead. He was taken to a local doctor, but his injuries were found to be of a slight char- acter. The down line was blocked throughout the night, and the traffic had to be worked by means of the other sets of rails. How the accident happened is not at present made public. The officials from Chester arrived at Rhyl at an early hour this morning, and the damaged coaches have been put on to a siding. Many persons have visited the scene of the accident to-day. The line is free from obstruc- tion, and everything is now working satisfactorily.
FATAL REVOLVER ACCIDENT IN…
FATAL REVOLVER ACCIDENT IN LIVERPOOL. A sad revolver accident, unfortunately attended by fatal consequences, occurred on Monday afternoon in Drury Buildings, Water- street, Liverpool, the scene, it will be re- membered, of the sensational Kempshall shooting affair. Two youths, named Herbert Wilson and William Pilkinson, employed in the office of Messrs. F. H. Powell and Co., were examining a loaded revolver, and while Pilkington was playfully handling the weapon the charge exploded, and the bullet lodged in the right eye of his companion. The injured lad, who was only sixteen years of age, and who resided at 13, Thorndale-road, Waterloo, was removed in the ambulance to the Northern Hospital, in a critical condition. He there received every attention, but so serious were his injuries that death ensued about three hours after admission.
At the Kettering Board of Guardians on Monday, returns were presented shewing that out of 691 births in the union during the six months there had been only seven vaccinations. While the bells were being chimed for service at the parish church of St. Mary, Dover, on Monday evening, one of the clappers of a bell broke and fell on the head of a lad named Wilson, severely injuring him. He was removed to hospital, suffering from concussion of the brain. THE PENRHYN STRIKE.—For several days there has been a friendly interchange of views between two gentlemen connected with the Penrhyn Estate on the one hand and the deputation of the men and the officials of the Quarrymen's Union on the other. The two gentlemen referred to, although not officially connected with the quarry, have gone minutely into the various points in dispute, and have had several interviews with the representatives of the men, to whom they have made various pro- posals with the view of bridging over the diffi- culty. An interview of nearly an hour's dura- tion took place between the parties named at Carnarvon on Monday night, and there can be no doubt that some of the obstacles in the way of a settlement have been removed. Of course, nothing binding can be settled until the terms of the arrangement have been confirmed by Lord Penrhyn on the one hand and the quarry men on the other. It will be seen, how- ever, that despite so-called official statements to the contrary, important negotiations with a view to the termination of the strike are in progress, with some prospect of a successful issue at an early date.
Sporting. STOCKTON MEEETING.—TUESDAY. TRIAL PLATE.—High Treasurer, 1; Glenrosa g., 2; Trundel, 3. Nine ran. HARRY FOWLER PLATE.—Knockdon, 1 Angelot, 2; Scipio, 3. Six ran. HAREWOOD PLATE.—Devonia filly, t j Bato, t; Theano, 3. Twelve ran. WOLVERHAMPTON MEETING.-TuJ:SDA Y. BUSHBURY PLATE.—Kaboodle, 1; Eos, 2 The Don, 3. Fifteen ran. STAFFORDSHIRE BREEDERS' FOAL PLATE.— Allegro, 1; Scotia filly, 2; Dubuque, 3. Seven ran. WROTTESLEY PLATE. Fanny Burney, 1; Maffio, 2; Le Bu, 3. Seven ran. BRADFORD HANDICAP.—Alvaston, 1 Wraith of Hampton, 2; Sicily, 3. Six ran.
(cricket. BOTJGHTON HALL V. SPITAL.—At Spital on Saturday. Score:— BOCGHTON HALL. I SPITAL. R L Roberts b Lloyd .28 G Earl c Henshall bJonea28 Birch c G Earl b Wood- A Woodward c Swire b ward 25 Jones 8 P J Douglas b Woodward50 J Carrol b Jones 0 F M Jones b Woodward 5 W Bigland c Swire bJonesl7 E Hodkinson bWoodwa'd 8 F B Bowley b Roberts. 6 F V Tait at W Earl b G I W B Earl b Roberts. 5 Earl 9 T S Fo*g b Jones 4 J Henshall c Greatrix b QM Lloyd b Boberts 11 G Earl 31 Greatrix c Swire b Jonesl3 A S Grant c Fogg b G C Williams c Birch b do 0 G Earl .31 Greatrix c Swire b Jonesl3 A S Grant c Fogg b G C Williams c Birch b do 0 Earl 15 H J Smith not oat 3 S Swire not out 15 E C Blencowe st W Earl » b E Earl 8 J C Trainpleasure did not I bat Extras 8 Extras 7 Total (9 wkts) 202 Total 105 TATTENHALL v. FLINT.-At Tattenhall-road on Saturday. Score:— TATTENHALL. FLIMT. W Jones lbwb E JHughes20 H Hughes c Logan b C H Lutener c sub b do 2 Jones 29 C Logan c Dr Jones b T Bartley b Jones 3 C H Lutener c sub b do 2 Jones 29 C Logan c Dr Jones b T Bartley b Jones 3 Owen 21 E J Hughes b Davis 6 G Grice b Bartley.17 C W Christopherson lbw J Welch c Jones b E J b Davis. 4 Hughes. 1 D Owen not out .2 P Frodsham c Owen b do 0 T Hughes b Daris 2 F Arthan run out 28 Dr Jones c Welch b do 0 B H Davis b E J Hnghes 0 H Darry c Frodsham bdo 0 Bev C L Arnold c & b do 7 B Jones lbw b Davis 0 W Hall b do 0 B Evans b Davis 0 S Garside not out. 2 Extras 8 Extras 0 Total .106 Total 46 FRODSHAM V. ST. HELENS A.'—At St. Helens on Saturday. Score:— ST. HELENS. I FRODSHAX. R Shaw b C E Linaker 6 R Selby lbw b Edwards.23 G Thompson at B Selby b J Price at Barrill b C E Linaker 0 Marsden .14 F Glover b Halford. 0 I W M Silcock at Burrill b J Simm jun b C E Linakerl3 Marsden 11 P J Newton b do 25 A Halford b Edwards I A Marsden c Kennerley b W N Jones c Glover b do 0 E E Linaker 6 E E Linaker not out 69 J Edwards b Kennerley.10 C E Linaker c & b Pickers- J H Simm b C E Linaker 6 gill. 6 Burrill b Silcock 5 F Ashton lbw b do 5 F Pickersgill st B Selby T J Selby not out 16 b C E Linaker 2 Kennerley did not bat S G Urmson not out 2 H N Linaker „ Extras 17 Extras 5 Total. 92 Total (7 wkts) 150
SMART CRICKET BY A WELSH BOY.—The Rhuddlan Cricket Club have of late been very successful. On Saturday week they defeated Llanychan Cricket Club by 58 runs to 48; last Friday they defeated the Rugby Ramblers Club by 109 to 66; and on Saturday they defeated Bangor Cricket Club by 106 to 52. At Llanychan Hugh Morgan Owen, 15 years old, son of Mr. Morgan Owen, H.M.I., who bowled for Rhuddlan, took six wickets for six runs, against the Ramblers he took five wickets for 36 runs, and against Bangor he took eight wickets for 27 runs, and accomplished the hat trick, taking three wickets with three successive balls. HOCKEY.-At a meeting held at the Com- mercial Hotel on Thursday evening, Mr. J. Butcher in the chair, it was decided unani- mously to form a club under the name of the Chester Wanderers' Hockey Club. Mr. J. H. Camm was elected hon. sec., and Mr. W. B. Ledsham hon. treasurer, and Messrs. J. Butcher, J. Kendle, and J. Grimes as committee to make necessary arrangements. ATHLETIC CLUB FOR CHESTER.—At a meet- ing held on Thursday night, under the presidency of the Rev. H. S. Branscombe, it was unanimously decided to form an athletic club in connection with Old St. Mary's Institute. The election of officers and other preliminary business was transacted. That this is a step in the right direction is obvious, for the formation of a club of this description will be supplying a long-felt want in the city, and one that will no doubt be taken advantage of by the large number of athletes who have hitherto had no suitable place in which to undertake their training exercise. The club is intending to cater in a large way for it members, and the games will include nearly all branches of athletic exercises. A suitable field is being sought for, and every- thing points to a successful issue. The officers are as follows :—President, the Rector (the Ven. Archdeacon Barber) secretary, Mr. W. Kendall; treasurer, Mr. W. H. Davies; to- gether with Messrs. W. L. Wildig, F. Edge, J. Jones, and W. Good, who will act as a committee.
BRITISH BLUEJACKETS AND JAPANESE…
BRITISH BLUEJACKETS AND JAPANESE POLICE. « An amusing incident occurred recently on the sea front at Nagasaki. Six bold bluejackets from Her Majesty's ship Grafton had overstayed their leave, and the usual reward of 91 per head was out for their delivery on board. There were quite fifteen men in all who broke leave, but this was a party of an even half-dozen chums, who were quite sober and who appre- ciated the situation they were in to a nicety. If they came on board of their own accord they were, comparatively speaking, well off; but if carried on board by policemen, well, then they were practically deserters, and on the head of other punishment they would have to pay, each man for himself, the hard-earned sovereign that the police received for his apprehension. So the case was simply this Could they fight their way back to the ship uncaught or would the police reap the golden harvest of 60 dols. that was theirs could they arrest the sailormen? The police first corralled their quarry up at the Sagarimatsu landing stage, and one of the officers having singled out a peculiarly peaceful-looking tar, who was standing a little apart from his comrades with his hands in his pockets, approaching him and laying hands upon him, announced the fact of his arrest. The sailor did not take his hands out of his pockets or even attempt to dispute the issues in the case. He simply lowered his head and butted the little policeman clean across the street. He then joined his chums, and they formed in a column of six and boarded a big lighter that was lying alongside the quay steps, where they picked up half-a-dozen stout bamboo staves, with which they faced about and stood at attention as gravely as if on parade. Then they became gay and presented arms and pre- tended to fire upon the guardians of the law, and then they deliberately marched on shore again, bamboos and all, grave as judges, after a fashion, but with a merry little twinkle in their eyes. Three abreast they marched past the corps of policemen with their inspector, and then down the bund to Ginsburg's landing- stage, where they hailed a sampan. The police and the transient population of Sagarimatsu followed them at a respectful distance, the crowd increasing every moment. The sampan man had no chance to cavil, his forces were in- adequate to repel the boarders, so he took off the men to their ship, while they cheered the posse of policemen who watched them hungrily from shore.
According to the most recent Australian mail, at a sale of stud sheep recently held in Sydney, N.S.W., the ram Royalist, bred by Mr. W. H. Gibson, of Fairfield, Tasmania, was sold for 1,000 guineas, the buyers being Messrs. Moses Brothers, of Cambadello, Moree. Royalist is by the famous ram President, which realised 1,600 guineas last year, from a Fair- field bred ewe by Silvermine. Royalist was the champion ram of the yards for two-and-a- half-year-olds, and won the champion and special prizes at the Midland Agricultural Society's show in Tasmania last month. ENGLISH WHEAT.—The harvest operations in the extensive growing district of South Lincolnshire are progressing most satisfactorily. So far there has been no rain to seriously interfere with the work. Several samples of new wheat were shewn at Sleaford market on Monday, and the prices had an upward tendency, from 328. to 33s. per quarter being given. Farmers are hopeful as to the prospects. In the Fen district especially the crops are exceptionally good, and with the continuance of fine weather the present harvest promises to be much better than last. |
THE TROUBLE IN INDIA.
THE TROUBLE IN INDIA. AMEER FRIENDLY. ♦ The Ameer of Afghanistan has issued a firman forbidding his subjects to join the rebellious natives under Hadda Mullah, near Peshawar. The Afghan Governor of Khost has received orders from the Ameer to punish any Afghans who may again raid the camels of the Tochi Punitive Expedition. The 9th Field Battery, the 15th Sikhs, the 18th Bengal Lancers, and a wing of the Scots Fusiliers have been ordered to Kohat immediately, as a precautionary measure to overawe the Afridis. There are vague rumours that the Orakzais have risen. INTERVIEW WITH A LEADING MOSLEM. Reuter's representative called on Monday on Moulvie Rafinddin Ahmad, the leading Moslem resident in England, who is thoroughly con- versant with Islamic legal and political questions connected with the present political situation in India. In regard to the Ameer's pamphlet on the waging of a jehas (holy war), the Moulvie said :— It is an erroneous idea that the Ameer has written a book on a holy war against England, or done anything to foment any holy war in India. He has written a pamphlet describing under what circumstances and in what condi- tions a holy war is justifiable, and also the duties of Moslems when they are engaged in a holy war. It is a general treatise, and does not refer to England at all, or to any other Christian or non-Moslem Power. It is im- portant in this respect to know that the subject has little connection with the Mahommedans of India. The question of a holy war against England being unjustifiable has already been solved for Indian Moslems by the chief priests of Mecca. The following question was put by a leading Mussulman Indian a few years ago to the Moslem high priests in Mecca:—Whether the country of Hindostan, the rulers of which are Christians who do not interfere with all the injunctions of Islam, such as ordinary prayers, prayers of the two Ides, &c., but who do authorise a departure from the injunctions of Islam such as permission to inherit the property of his Mahommedan ancestors given to one who changes his religion and becomes a Christian, is a Dar-ul-Islam or not ? The priests answered,' As long as even some of the peculiar observances of Islam prevail in it, it is Dar-ul-Islam.' From this it is seen that no holy war is justifiable. It is true that the Ameer has lately been given the title of Zia-ul-Millat-wad- Din, or the light of the nation and religion,' but the pamphlet which he has published has no connection with his new title. The Ameer, far from being a bigot, is the most tolerant Sovereign that ever came to the throne of Cabul. Whereas it was impossible for any Christian to travel safely in Afghanistan before the Ameer ascended the throne, there are now visitors and persons in the service of the Ameer who profess Christianity and are Englishmen, living side by side with Moslems. It is said that the Ameer has become the friend of the Sultan lately. This, however is wrong. The Ameer himself mentions in his auto- biography that when he was a political prisoner in Russia during the last Russo-Turkish war one of the Russian authorities asked him whether he would consent to be made a general in the Russian Army, and whether in that case he would go and fight for Russia against Turkey. The Ameer said that if choice were given him, he would first go to the Sultan and ask to be admitted as a general in the Turkish Army, and if the Sultan consented, he would fight for him against Russia. If the Sultan did not consent, he said, he would place himself at the head of his own Afghan followers, and even then fight for Turkey against Russia with them. This shews the Ameer's inclination as well as his moral courage." On being questioned with regard to the present state of Mahommedan feeling in India, especially in view of the recent Turkish successes over the Greeks, the Moulvie said:— <6 The prestige of the Sultan has been immensely increased in the Moslem world owing to the success of his army in the recent war, but it is not true to say that the Sultan has taken any undue advantage of this prestige against England. I have seen reports in the papers that some notables from Cabul lately visited Constantinople, and that a notable from Constantinople had likewise paid a compli- mentary visit to Cabul. It has, however, been the desire of the people in Constantinople for some time past to have more cordial relations with the people of Afghanistan, both being of the same sect and religion. During the visit of the Shahzada to England suggestions were even put forward by leading Turks to invite the Prince to see the Caliph, but such a visit was out of the sphere of the Shahzada's mission, and could not be carried out. It should not be surprising in these days of fast locomotion if Islamic people wish to gratify their desire to improve the mutual know- ledge of each other by personal intercourse. It must also be borne in mind that there is a Council of Moslem Ulemas holding its meetings in Constantinople for matters connected with Islamic dogmas, such as the question of slavery in Islamic countries, the Mecca pilgrimage question, the question of usury, &c., which are of interest to all Moslem nations, and Afghan notables might have had a share in the decision of those questions." The Moulvie wished to emphasise the fact that Indian Moslems were not in the habit of accept- ing political inspiration either from Constanti- nople or Cabul. They were, he said, quite competent to decide what government was good them, and it was an insult to the intelligence of their leaders to say that they required foreign guidance in their politics. He had heard nothing from India of the rumoured visit ef the Sultan's emissaries to the Indian Mussul- mans. The rising on the frontier was entirely confined to frontier Afghan and Chitral tribes, and had nothing to do with Indian Moslems, nor was there any chance of the rising spread- ing to the interior, as the Indian Mussulmans refused to call it a holy war. The cause of the rising," the Moulvie con- tinued, <6 has not yet been exactly ascertained. It may be mere fanaticism, or it may be a de- liberate protest on the part of the border tribes against the policy of the permanent occupation of Chitral and the neighbouring country by the Government of India, in disregard of their own proclamation. The unfavourable criticism in the papers is premature and unjustifiable. The Ameer is a strong man and a wise statesman, and he has never been accused of intriguing against England. He hates Russia, and his own as well as his country's interest consists in a firm alliance with England. The border tribes where these disturbances are taking place are in a chronic state of turbulence, and it will be seen that they might have organised this movement and compelled some of their friends and relations in the Ameer's territory to join them." In conclusion, the Moulvie said that the Ameer was very sensitive in matters of personal honour, and it would be wise and politic if the British Government could see its way to establish an Afghan agency in England, and thus gratify the not unnatural wish of the Ameer in that respect.
At the annual prize day at Colet House School, Rhyl, the examiner, Mr. C. D. Chambers. M.A., senior scholar of Hertford College, Oxford, and Ellerton Theological Essayist, gave a highly satisfactory report of the work of the school. The honours list, read by the head- master, Mr. R. M. Hugh Jones, included five open entrance scholarships gained this year at the public schools, and numerous distinctions gained by old pupils at the public schools and universities. The prizes were distributed by Mr. Herbert Millington, headmaster of Broms- grove school, who delivered a very interesting address. CHESHIRE SALT TRADE.—The official returns just compiled shew that although the ship- ments for July compare fairly favourably with those of the corresponding month for several previous years, yet they were not satisfactory. The total shipments were 68,249 tons, against an average in the last ten years of 67,195 tons, or 70,290 for the first five years and 64,100 for the last five. The shipments to Southern United States shew a considerable decrease, and the tariff at the old rate having been reimposed, it can only be expected that such a condition of things will prevail. The general markets have been fairly good, and the coastwise ship- ments have been better than last year; but the fishery salt shipments to Scotland have not made up the deficiency of those for June. although they were some 5,000 tons in excess of July, 1896. The shipments of white salt from Liverpool have been 42,399 tons. Runcorn and the Ship Canal 12,862, and Weston Point 12,988. The increase on the Ship Canal has been considerable—namely, 5,774 tona on the same month last year.
IGOSSIP FOB LADIES.
GOSSIP FOB LADIES. ♦ It is within the last thirty years that white stockings began to fall eut of favour, black gradually taking their place, but time was when white was the only wear, and ladies who followed the multitude in discarding it invari- ably wore fine white silk under the black of any fabric. This was the more necessary perhaps as lisle thread, in which the new stockings were produced, was found to be, as it is to this day, irritating to the skin, and the finest quality has the same effect. In open work the stockings are ideal to look at, but the feet suffer, the attenuated thread cuts like wire. Since the adoption of black, except for balls and the like, no white has been worn, but last season some advanced dressers appeared in tans, black embroidered, and black and white. This season fashion has gone a step further, and the smartest women at all out-of-door entertainments wore hose to match, or at any rate to harmonise with their gowns. A young debutante wore a pretty fine white serge skirt, which just rounded her ankle, a white satin serge, and lace bolero blouse, with short broad sash of bright blue, blue fixings on the bodice, in the black tulle hat, and blue open work stockings, with strapped shoes and blue Louis XV. heels. With her forget-me-not eyes the young lady was—a poem! For the country and seaside the new plaid and fancy check hose are smartly suitable, and shew up well against the usual fabrics worn on those occasions. Shoes with straps across are almost worn by fashionable women, and these are arranged in many devices, interlaced, and studded. The stockings shew through the interstices with good effect. For a house party with a well-cut tailor-made serge or cheviot, red shoes and red stockings are the latest thing in foot gear out. It would seem that we are going the pace with our feet. The World, in an article on Right slang and wrong slang,' remarks that to the social observer the most embarrassing thing about the fashionable diction' is that it changes as rapidly as the fashionable dress and with as little reason. There is no obvious explanation of this phenomenon. Why is it perfectly correct at the present moment to say that so-and-so puts your back up,' while it is quite out of the question to say that he gives you the fair hump?' The metaphor, you will perceive, is precisely the same in both cases. But the one phrase is right, and the other is wrong. There is no more to be said. Only the man who can explain why women's sleeves are decreasing in bulk can explain why we are dropping the expression to take the cake,' and leaving it to the society of the music-hall and sporting paper from which for a brilliant season it emerged. For fashion bloweth where it listeth, and the coming and the going of the popularis aura are alike mysterious. Why should it no longer be per- missible to you to have a spree,' while no one objects to your having a good time ?' Why may you put on side' without damaging your reputation, and yet be forbidden to come the heavy swell ?' Why may you confess to having come a regular cropper,' or even gone an awful mucker' over the Leger,' and yet never admit that you have got the knock ?" Slang, like perfume, is unendurable when stale. Like perfume, it must be used at the right time, in the right place, and, above all, it must be of the right sort. And herein lies the reason why underbred women whose aspirates are correct, grammar irreproachable, and virtue unquestioned, are yet bewrayed by their slang. For the right sort of slang changes most unaccountably, most suddenly, and most continually; nor can any but the most delicate nostril detect when the word of a season grows stale. When in doubt, it is better to dress plainly than to run the risk of adopting a fashion that has fled; it is better to let your conversation be yea, yea, nay, nay, than to give yourself away by using the wrong slang; for, after all, slang is a linguistic luxury, and is by no means a necessity of speech."
At Wimslow Sessions, on Tuesday, Mrs. Bickerton, Green Farm, Withington, was charged with defrauding the North-Western Railway Company by making false declarations as to certain cans of milk sent from Chelford to Manchester. The evidence shewed that on three dates the defendant represented that her can contained twelve gallons, but at Manchester it was found to contain nineteen gallons. The Bench characterised the case as a bad one. The defendant was fined JE3, and £5 9s. costs. THE MURDER OF SENOR CANOVAS.—The in- dictment against the murderer of Senor Canovas, which was read on Sunday at the court martial at Vergara, demanded that Golli should be sentenced to death. The captain entrusted with the defence contended that the assassin was mad. The court, however, unani- mously passed sentence in accordance with the prosecutor's demand. The murderer attempted to harangue the court in justification of Anarchism, but the president at once stopped him. After the trial the president left for San Sebastian, to submit the sentence to the Captain-General for endorsement. If the sen- tence is carried out in conformity with the ordinary code, the execution will be by the garotte, and will take place within the prison walls. THE HONESTY OF JOCKEYS.—There are many rumours relating to jockeys in the air just now. The Evening Standard has taken up the question, and remarks:—A very ugly circum- stance in connection with jockeys is the revival of rumours reflecting on the honesty of several of them. It can only be hoped that these are not well founded, and it must be mentioned that jockeys are very liable indeed to be blamed and condemned by disappointed owners, and, perhaps more commonly still, by men who have betted and lost their money. Horses will 'hang' at times when pressed at the finish, and if a jockey has run things close he is then more or less certain to be beaten. There can be no sort of doubt that baseless accusations of dishonesty are frequent—one might say constant. The question is whether in a small minority of the cases in which suspicion is aroused therd is any justification for it. SIR WALTER SCOTT'S BIRTHDAY.—Sunday was the 126th anniversary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott, and at Glasgow the event was com- memorated, as it has been now for a number of years, by the Sir Walter Scott Club. The Scott Monument in George Square was decorated with flowers and evergreens on an elaborate scale. On the front panel of the pedestal was a shield, the gift of Sir John Stirling Maxwell, M.P. It was composed of yew and heather, and upon it were the words, in yellow marguerites, 'Tis sixty years ago," taken from the sub-title of Sir Walter Scott's first novel, and appro- priate on this occasion inasmuch as it is just sixty years since the monument was erected. The other sides of the pedestal were adorned with floral gifts from Lord Rosebery and other admirers of the novelist. Two platforms also were erected at the base of the monument, and from these on Saturday evening a concert was given by a choir of seventy voices and the pipe band of the Glasgow Highlanders. MEMORIAL STATUE OF CHARLES DARWIN.— A bronze statue of Charles Darwin was t unveiled on Tuesday afternoon in front of the Shrewsbury Free Library (formerly the old Shrewsbury school where Darwin was educated) by Lord Kenyon, the president of the Shrop- shire Horticultural Society, in the presence of a large concourse of spectators. In unveil- ing the statue, Lord Kenyon said in the town that saw his birth, under the shadow of the school wherein he studied, at the hands of a society devoted to horticulture—a science which he loved — they raised that statue to the memory of Charles Darwin. (Applause.) To Colonel Peele, as Mayor of Shrewsbury, as re- presenting the inhabitants of the borough, they handed over the statue, with every confidence that care would be taken of it for the generations to come. (Applause.)—The Mayer (Col. Peele), on behalf of the borough, accepted the gift from the society. The position selected for the statue was very appropriate, as Charles Darwin must have passed over the very place in which it was located thousands of times in passing to and' from the Shrewsbury School. (Applause.) A public banquet followed, at which Lord Kenyon presided, being supported by Colonel and Mrs. E. C. Peele (Mayor and Mayoress of Shrewsbury), the Bishop of Shrews- bury, Mr. Stanley Leighton, M.P., Mr. J. Bowen Jones (chairman or the Salop County Council), Sir J. D. Hooker (Darwin's most intimate friend), Mr. W. E. Darwin, Professor G. H. Darwin (sons), Prebendary Moss (headmaster of Shrewsbury School), Mr. Lawson Tait (Birmingham), &c.—Letters expressing regret for inability to attend were received from Lord Salisbury, Mr. Gladstone. Mr. Herbert Spencer, Sir John Lubbock, Lord Kelvin, Sir Henry Howorth, and many leading scientists.
NORLEY. SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY.—On Sunday two excellent sermons were preached by the Rev. Samuel Dalziel, of Northwich. The text in the afternoon was 'But I have prayed for thee.' The congregations were not large, owing, no doubt, to the wet day. Suitable hymns were sung by the choir and scholars, Mr. Robert Nowell presiding at the organ.
INCE. JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS.—Jubilee celebrations on the Ince and Thornton estates took place yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon when the tenants, by the invitation of Mrs. Park Yates, were entertained in the park. The proceedings com- menced with divine service at Ince church in the afternoon, refreshments being provided at the hall afterwards. A capital programme of sports had been provided and the various con- tests were productive of much amusement and interest. Dancing was also indulged in, and altogether the day was thoroughly enjoyable.
MOLD. AN EXPENSIVE PAUPER.—At the County Hall on Saturday, before Messrs. Thomas Parry and H. Lloyd Jones, John Jones, labourer, late of Broughton Workhouse, was charged with absconding from the Broughton Workhouse and taking with him a suit of clothes belonging to the Hawarden Union. Mr. Horace A. Smith (clerk to the Guardians) appeared to prosecute. —Geo. Roberts, master of the workhouse, stated that the defendant was admitted on the 4th January, 1895. On the 4th of May last he went to look for the defendant who was to take his discharge, but he had disappeared, taking with him the suit of workhouse clothes he had been furnished with. Subsequently witness discovered that the boiler of which defendant had had charge was considerably damaged.— P.S. Hughes (Coed Talon) proved the appre- hension of the defendant at Wrexham on the 12th inst. He was then wearing the trousers and boots belonging to the workhouse, and the coat was afterwards recovered at the house of his daughter at Gwersyllt.—The defendant, who denied damaging the boiler, but admitted taking the clothes, was sentenced to one calendar month's imprisonment with hard labour.
TARPORLEY. CYCLE PARADE.—At a meeting of the Fire Brigade held on Friday, it was decided that the brigade should attend the Chester Cycle Parade in September, and have a procession in Tarpor- ley on the Saturday following. Prizes will be awarded to processionists, who will meet and be adjudicated upon at the Town Hall. SINGULAR ACCIDENT.—On Sunday afternoon, a child of Mr. John Clarke, of Tarporley, aged four years, fell down two stairs, and was picked up in an unconscious condition by Mr. Clarke, who thought the fall had proved fatal. On the arrival of Dr. McCulloch, however, the parents were much relieved to find that the child had only received a slight concussion of the brain, and it is recovering very nicely.
♦ ROSSETT. ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS AT TREVALYN HALL. On Saturday the officers and their families of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, numbering 150, visited Trevalyn Park, and were received by Captain and Mrs. Boscawen, and Mrs. Major Archdale. Tea was provided in a large marquee. The band of the regiment played a selection of music during the afternoon, and after tea for dancing, while the annual sports followed. In addition to the Trevalyn Hall party, there were present Major and Mrs. Lyle, Captain and Mrs. Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs. Hogan, Miss Hamilton (Gladwyn), Miss Newcome (Gresford), Miss Sandbach, Miss Gartside, Mr. H. Williams, &c. Quartermaster Vernon had charge of the arrangements, and before they departed the party gave hearty cheers for Captain and Mrs. Boscawen and Major and Mrs. Archdale.
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CONNAH'S QllAY. INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION.—The result of the competition for knitting fishing nets by local fishermen at the industrial exhibition has now been made known by the judges, Messrs. J. Latham and N. Edwards, with the following result:—Class 1, those upwards of 30 years: 1, John Jones; 2, Edward Jones. Class 2, com- petitors under 30 years: 1, Ithell Roberts; 2, Edward Hewitt; 3, E. T. Edwards. A great number of fishermen competed, and on the whole some excellent and speedy work was turned out. Altogether the exhibition has proved an unqualified success; the total receipts from all sources reached nearly J6130, but it has not yet been ascertained what amount the balance will be to hand over to the school as the accounts have not been audited. During the two days nearly 1,500 persons passed through the exhibition.
WREXHAM. FOOTBALL CLUB.—ANNUAL MEETING.—The annual meeting of the Wrexham Football Club was held in the Assembly room, High street, Wrexham, on Friday night, the president (Mr. F. W. Soames) in the chair. The chairman congratulated the club on the success which attended their efforts last season, and expressed the hope that during the ensuing season the club would be even more successful financially. The play of the eleven was very excellent, and at all times was characterised by good, honest football, and not by any rough play (hear, hear). He was glad to hear that the majority of the old team had signed on, and that they had also signed on some very promising players. He concluded by suggest- ing that more players should be secured than last year, and so increase the club's playing resources.—Mr. T. P. Jones-Parry then pre- sented the balance-sheet for the past year. The receipts amounted to J6429 16s. 5d., and the expenses to JE361 6,S. 5d., shewing a profit on the year's working of JE68 IDs. All the old debts of the club have been paid off, which left an overdraft at the bank of £47 15s. 2d. They h ad to remember that there was still hanging over their heads the balance of the debt into which the old club had run, and he urged the mem- bers to be unflagging in their energies to make the ensuing season a success. The report was unanimously adopted. The Welsh Association medals were then presented to the players who composed the team that beat Newtown in the final tie for the Welsh Cup. Mr. Soames was re-elected president of the club. The old com- mittee was re-elected, and several gentlemen were added thereto. Mr. Harold Davies, secretary of the Wrexham Old Boys' Club, said it was their ambition to become the second team of the Wrexham Football Club. It was decided to hold a meeting between representatives of the former club, and the committee of the latter, with a view to that suggestion being put into practice.
BUCKLEY. VOLUNTEER INSPECTION. — The annual in- spection of the 1st Flintshire Royal Engineer Volunteers took place on Saturday, before Colonel Savage, C.R.E., N.W.D. The following were present on parade:—Six officers, 10 sergeants, 3 buglers, 120 rank and file; total, 139; absent 14, out of which 14 there was only one member absent without leave. The inspection was undertaken in a field opposite head quarters. Mill-lane, kindly placed at the disposal of the corps by Messrs. Jos. Catherall andWm. Hopwood. The men were marched on to the field by Lieutenant Lamb, and drawn up in line ready to receive the Colonel with the general salute. The march past was then done in column and quarter column, and after that the manual and firing exercises were performed under Lieutenant Lamb's command. The companies were next handed over to the company commanders, and various company movements were performed. The men were again formed up into line, and advanced in review order. Colonel Savage, in addressing the men, said, as they all knew, that was his first inspection of the corps, and he was pleased to say that on the whole he would be able to make a favourable report to the General on their efficiency. There were a few things, however, that he would like to mention. The march past was very good indeed, and the steadiness in the ranks, he was very pleased to say, was good, but in the manual exercises he noticed some men who had not the slightest notion what to do. This shewed that these men had not been attending drills, and he would like to impress upon them the necessity of attend- ing drills regularly. He was also sorry to notice that some cf the pouches were very dirty, and that very little cleaning appeared to have been done to them. The corps then marched back to headquarters, and Colonel Savage made a minute inspection of each rifle, after which the men were dismissed. The band of the corps, under Bandmaster Griffiths, was in attendance. Colonel Savage, accompanied by the officers, afterwards inspected the engineering works, the armoury, stores, &c.
CREWE. The Rev. W. Hughes, Baptist minister, Crewe, has become assistant minister of Albert street Baptist Church, Keighley.
NORTHWICH. ALLEGED BURGLARY AT AN INN.—On Satur- day, at Northwich, Thomas Ash, of Peover, near Knutsford, was charged with burglariously entering the Crown Inn, Peover, and stealing 17s., a jar of Irish whisky, and bottles of Scotch whisky and beer. At two o'clock on Wednesday morning voices were heard in the cellar, and later it was discovered that a window had been burst open, the till emptied, and the cellar ransacked. Bottles were found in the prisoner's possession. Another labourer named Webb is also in custody. The prisoner was remanded. MUNIFICENCE OF MR. J. T. BRUNNER.—On Thursday, the Clerk to the Northwieh Urban Council received a cheque for 9520 from Sir John T. Brunner, Bart., M.P., to cover the cost of the renovation and decoration of Northwich Free Library. Owing to the subsidences caused by brine-pumping, the building was1 badly damaged. Under the Free Libraries Acts only one penny in the pound can be expended on library maintenance. The whole of this sum is swallowed up by the ordinary expenses of the institution, and to obviate the necessity of raising a loan, Sir John has borne the entire cost. MARTON WATER SUPPLY.-On Wednesday, Mr. Robert H. Bicknell, C.E., Local Government Board inspector, held an inquiry at Marton, near Northwich, to determine the reasonable cost at which the water supply might be furnished to a number of houses in Marton. It transpired that the houses in question had hitherto obtained their supply from a neighbour- ing brook. The medical officer of the Northwich Rural Council had reported that the brook was polluted with sewage from these cottages, and the water was consequently quite unfit for human consumption. The council desired that the cottages should be supplied from the Wins- ford mains which lay near. A large number of owners and occupiers attended the inquiry, and strongly objected to the scheme on the ground that they had been drinking the water for more than 20 years without any evil effects. ENLARGEMENT OF ST. CHAD'S CHURCH, OVER.—On Wednesday, at the pretty and historic church of St. Chad, Over, near North- wich, the foundation stone was laid of two new vestries and an organ transept, which are being built at a eost of nearly ZI,000, towards which X189 14s. 6d. has been raised, including sub- scriptions of X50 from the High Sheriff of Cheshire, £ 40 from Dr. H. Leak, X40 from Mr. J. H. Cooke, and £ 25 from the Church Building: Society. The splendid restoration, at a cost of S2,000, effected 27 years ago, and the many improvements which have recently been made, mainly dealt with the renovation and perfect- ing of the interior. The lack of vestry accom- modation has long been keenly felt. The ceremony was performed by Mrs. W. H. Verdin, of Darnhall, Hall, and Mr. J. Aldersay Daven- port, after a special service, which was con- ducted in the church by the Rev. H. H. Courtenay, St. Nicholas', Newport. A large number sat down to a parochial tea in the Darnhall Schools. THE SUBSIDENCE OF A CuuucH.-The report of the architect instructed to ascertain the extent of the subsidence of Dane Bridge Parish Church, Northwich, has been received, and sets forth that there is a a very serious settlement in the bnckworth of the vaulting below the sanctuary, causing the abutment of the arch carrying that portion of the sanctuary floor to give way. In other parts there are settlements in the foundation walls which make the con- tinued safety of the sanctuary very doubtful. Owing to subsidence the font has a bearing on only two of its four foundation walls, and these, with settlement, are very critical. No dependence can be placed upon it." The report concludes—"I am of opinion that the only portion of the church which is at present safe— apart from subsidence to use for public worship is the nave between the chancel arch, and the cross aisle in line with the entrance porches westward. I consider that the altar should be moved west of the chancel arch, and all the remaining provision for the services should be arranged within these limits until accommodation can be provided by the erection of a framed building." MEDICAL ATTENDANCE AT ALMSHOUSES.— On Friday, at the meeting of the North- wich Board of Guardians, Mr. W. Boosey presiding, an application was made by Dr. Okell, medical officer of the Winsford district, for an increase of salary on the ground that he was now called upon to attend, as paupers, inmates in the Little Budworth Almshouses. Until recently the managers of this charity had for ten years paid him an average of £9 per annum, but since the trust had been con- trolled by the parish council payment had been refused, and he sought a remedy at the hands of the guardians.—The Clerk said he had examined the charity, and was bound to advise that the trustees were not compelled to provide medical attendance. A lengthy discussion took place, Mr. Ivison (Winsford) and several other mem- bers contending that the inmates of alms-houses, who were in receipt of 2s. 6d. per week, could not be considered destitute. The money was left for maintenance, and they regarded medical attention as an essential part of that mainten- ance. The application for increased salary was rejected by an overwhelming majority, and it was resolved that the opinion of the Charity Commissioners be sought on the points raised, and that, if it was decided to be the duty of the guardians to provide medical attendance, the board should ask for representation on the trust.
0 THE KLONDIKE GOLDFIELM.—Messrs. Allan Brothers & Co., of the Allan Line of steamers, 19, James-street, Liverpool, have issued a small map showing the region of the mines and the distances from Vancouver; the circular on which the map is printed contains useful information and timely advice for those who contemplate going to the new geldflelda. A Boy's DANGEROUS FREAK.—Harry Perkins, aged nine, was ordered to receive six strokes with a birch rod by the Bedford magistrates on Monday for diverting points at the London and North-Western Railway Station. As a result of this freak the brakesman and shunter on a goods train had to jump from the van to save their lives, while two wagons were damaged, and a third thrown off the line. Perkins was pursued, but on getting tem- porarily away put himself in a fighting attitude before his pursuers. ALLEGED BANK DBFBAUDER.—An alleged impudent attempt to defraud Lloyd's Bank of 9650 was investigated on Monday in a London police court. According to the prosecution, the accused went to the Holborn Circus branch of the bank, and, introducing himself as the son of a French Count, asked the manager to cash a cheque for X650. Failing immediate success, he agreed to wait until next day, and assented also to certain inquiries being made. Next morning the manager received a telegram purporting to be a satisfactory reply to his inquiries, but, suspecting that it had come much too quickly, he refrained from taking action upon it. At the proper time he received a message which shewed that the first was a fraud, and he gave the man into custody. The accused then confessed that he had arranged with a Railway man to send the first message, and that he had hurried to the bank on a goods train. He also stated that other banks had taken out warrants against him. The magis- trates sent him for trial at the Old Bailey sessions. CANADA AND IMPERIAL FEDERATION.—Sir Louis Davies, Canadian Minister of Marine, addressed a meeting of the London Chamber of Commerce on Monday on the resources of Canada and her trade with this country. Some time ago, he said, there was a tendency in Canada towards union with the United States, but now every vestige of that feeling had died away. With regard to the Klondike goldfield, the Government had received information which justified the statements in the press as to its richness. He trembled, however, to think of the hundreds and thousands of men who were going, and would go, to Klondike ill- provided with money and supplies. Many, he feared, would die in the mountain passes before they reached their journey's end. He earnestly warned all intending gold-seekers who could not join some powerful and well-equipped organisation to wait until the Government had improved the means of communication. As to Canada's preferential treatment of British goods, he, as a Free-trader, would have been glad if the Dominion had turned its face to the light 20 years ago, instead of keeping it until now fixed on the darkness of Protection. The step which had been taken had not been taken hastily, because the Liberal party proposed it before they came into office. They did this, believing it was a step toward Imperial federation, but at the same time federation must be allowed to grow slowly and steadily* as events demanded.
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Cfjester Stock anti Sftare 3List. "r Reported by Messrs. EDWARDS, SON, & WARMSLEY 29, Eastgate Row (North). Chester. Chester Corpora- ^price.* tion 3i Irredeemable Stock.£10b-ll() Chester Gas Com. Pany 10 A Ordinary Stock. £ 23&—240 *> 1 & C „ .jfclitio—-164 ,,n. » »» 7 Con. JPfcef. Stock £ 205—210 Chester Water- worfea Co 7i Consolidated Stock 2180,-185 •• >t it 7 New Ordinary Stock, 1st and 2nd moieties £ 170—17& • «» ii 6 910 Perpet'l. Pref. Shares, fully paid £ 17—IS Haw'd'n & District Water Company £10 Shares, fully paid par Nat. Prov. Bank of England Lim. e75 Shares, 210 109. paid £ 47 4# Do. do A;60 Shares, 912 paid £ 65—56 North and South WalesBank Lim. je40 Shares, 210 paid £ 32 3-1S—32 7-1& Parr's Bank Lim. £100 Shares, £20 paid tgli-92 Liverpool Union. £100 Shares,.920 paid £ 584—59 Lloyd s Lim dB50 Shares, 26 paid .t;26-27 Bank of Liverpool. A;100 Shares, £ 12j £ 37—37J zd & b British Law, Life, Fire Insurance.. £ 10 Shares, £ 1 paid £ li—1} Chester Boat Co. £ 10 Shares, fully paid.V. £ 13 15 Chester Cocoa House Co £ & £ 4 „ £ 5 lOs. II £5. II t3 £ 4 Chester General Cemetery Co.£5 par ChesterGrosvenor Hotel Co 920- „ „ £ 50 Chest'rNewMusio Hall Co £ 25 „ .£20 Chest'rNorthgate Brewery Co Ordiuwry £ 10 Shares,fully pcL.jeil—11* 6% Prsf. £ 10Share.s,fully pd „ £ 12 £ —13 Chester Queen BailwayHotelCo iC20 Shares, fully paid £ 3]~33> ^0 „ £10 £ 16—17 Chester Steam Laundry Co £ 5 £ 4 10s £ 5 Los- el Chester Tramway Co jelo fully £ 4 ft Chester Race Co. 9100 t75 „ £ 150 Walker, Parker & Co R,10 Shares, fully paid, 6 Cum. Pret 24-5 4J Debentures ^39 91 HolkynMimngCo. £ 1 Shares, fully paid £ 10— £ 12 Halkyn Drainage Co £10 Shares, fully paid 921-23 East Halkyn Min- ingCo. iCl „ ,15/- 20/—22/6 SouthHalkyuMiu- ing Co 21 fully It .20/-21/- 21 „ m- IL21.-144. North Hendre Mining Co £ 2 10s. Shares, RhosesmorMine £ 1 fully pnid Talacre Mining Co tl „ 19/3 paid 14a.-16s. II 1, £1 n. fully pail Isle ofMan Mining Co. (F ox dale) Mines £ 5 „ „ „ t49-16-413-16 » II 7iPref. £ 25 Shares, £ 1710spd. £ 2Slu-3010 „ „ £ 1 „ 10s. Llanarmon Mining Co 21 .191 tl Pref., fully
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itafcets auto ffairs. n LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY.—Wheat, moderate business at Id. to 2d. over Friday; No. 1 Cali- fornian, 7s. 7d. to 7s. 7Jd.; Spring, 7s. 4d. to 7s. lid. Western winter, 7s. 3d. to 7s. 4d.; beans unchanged Saidi, 25s. 3d. to 25s. 6d. Peas 2d. over Friday at 4s. 8d. Oats slow, unchanged white, 2s. 8d. to 2s. lOd. Maize, asking Id. over Friday checks business old mixed, 3s. lid. to 3s. 2d.; new, 3s. ld. to 3s. lid. Flour unchanged. SALFORD CATTLE, TUESDAY. — At market Cattle,: 1964; fairly good demand. Sheep and lambs,, 16,379, trade good for choice. Calves, 114. slow sale. Quotations Cattle, 5d. to 6id. sheep, 6d. to 8td. lambs, 7d. to Bid. calves, 5d. to 6d. per lb. WREXHAM CATTLE, MONDAY.-There was a rather smaller supply of stock at the market to- day, owing probably to the harvest operations. Beef was cheaper, the best making 6d. per lb., mutton made from 7d. to 7 £ d., and lamb 8d. Bacon, pigs realised from 7s. 9d. to 8s. per score lbs. Calves sold well, ranging up to 4gs. each. Store bullocks ran from X9 to Ell 15s. each, and barrens from X8 10s. to lOgs. each. A consignment of Scotch lambs sold at from 8s. to lis. 6d. each. LIVERPOOL CATTLE, MONDAY.—There was a larger supply of cattle in, and although the demand was rather better, there was no improvement in prices. Sheep and lambs also shown in increased. numbers; demand fair, and prices unchanged. Beef, 6d. to 41d. per lb. Scotch mutton, 8d. to 7d. per lb. Irish mutton, 7d. to 6d. per lb. lambs, 7d. to 8d. per lb. LONDON CATTLE, MONDAY. There was a. short supply of beasts; for best quality trade was fairly steady in value, but rates for second quality were rather easier, and sales were rather more forced. Fat bulls steady; fat shed cows rather lower. Top value best Herefords 4s. 6d. and occasionally 4s. 8d. per 81bs., and shorthorns 4s. to 4s. 4d. The supply in the sheep market was below the late average; best quality wether and ewes sold readily at last week's rates, other grades lower. Good lambs were scarce, and trade was slow but steady. Pigs slow but firm. Beef, 2a. 4d. to 4s. 6d.; mutton, 3s. 8d. to 5s. 8d. pork, 2s. 6d. to 4s.; and lamb, 5s. 6d. to 6s. 8d. per 81bs. MANCHESTER FAT PIG, MONDAY.—There wa& a fair supply, but the demand was slow. Quotations First-class, 9s. 2d.; second-class, 8s. 8d. to 8s. lOd.; and third, 7s. to 7s. 6d. per score of 201b. MANCHESTER HAY AND STRAW, MONDAY.- Hay (old) 5d. to 5d., ditto new, 42d. to 41d. clover (old),6d. to 61d., ditto new, 5d. to 5id. straw (wheat), 5td. to 5 £ d., oats, 4td. to 4ijd. per stone of 141b. BRADFORD WOOL, MONDAY.—Market still very quiet, but not so weak as things indicate, because holders are not heavily stocked, and prices continue steady. In yarns the export trade is almost nil, and prices are lower than they have ever been. In home trade matters are not so bad, but a good many spinners are running short time. In mohairs there is considerable inquiry for crepons. Piece trade slow. LIVERPOOL CORN, FRIDAY.—Wheat a. moderate enquiry, and about 3d. over Tuesday. No. 1 Cali- fornian 7s. 4,d. to 7s. 5id. spring,. 7s. 3!d. to, to 7s. 4Jd. Beans slow; Saidi, 25s. 3d to 25s. 6d. Peas unchanged, 4s. 6d. Oats quiet and un- changed, 2s. 8d. to 2s. lOd.; yellow, 2s. 4d. to 2s. 6d. Maize quiet, and about Id. over Tuesday; old ;mixed, 3s. Od. to 3s. Id.; new, 2s. llfd. to. 3s.: flour Is. over Tuesday. LONDON CORN, FRIDAY.—Wheat Is. to Is. 6d. dearer. Flour Is. and maize 3d. dearer: Barley and oats firm. Other articles without change in value. American quotations of wheat and corn come dearer. CHESTER CATTLE, THURSDAY.— There is no change to report in this market. About an average- supply of horned store stock and sheep. The demand slow and prices somewhat irregular, but quotably about the same as last week. Prices: Miloh cowe,413 to £ 20; calvers X12 to J618 i barrens, .£9 to £ 12heifers, 98 to X13 stirksv JE5 to £ 8. Sheep, 18s. to 25s. CHESTER CORN, SATURDAY. Stocks of wheat (old crop) being now practically cleared, farmers have not delivered to millers any, with just an occasional exception for some weeks past, and deliveries since last Saturday have been nil. A smart advance is noticeable in the wheat market, prices being considerably higher, and any old. grain would command enhanced rates. The same remarks apply equally to foreign wheat, In oats and beans there is little doing at unaltered prices. Indian corn rather higher on the; week. Quotations K1W, OLD. S. D. 8. D. B. D. S, n. Wheat, white per 759>. 0 0 to 0 0 0 0 to5 2 Wheat, red 75tb. 0 0 — 0 0 4 10 — 5 0 MaltingBarley „ 60ft. 0 0 — 0 00 0 — 0 0 Grinding do 64ft. 0 0—0 00 0—0 0 Oats 46ft. 0 0-0 02 4-2 10 Beans 80ft. 0 0 — 0 0 0 0—4 » Indian Corn 240ft. 8 SE—0 01 8 9 — » &
THE ALLM-BD FRAUDS AT SANDBACH<—THE Cheshire police arrested on Sunday at Earls- town, under a warrant, Elisha Lees, of Sand- bach, who is charged with misappropriating X750 trust money. Lees has held many responsible positions at Sandbach, having been surveyor to the old Local Board, collector of Queen's taxes, secretary to the Ga& Company, and a member of the Local Board. He was brought before the Sandbach magistrates on Monday and remanded. An inquest was held at Yarmouth on Tuesday night on the body of George Brown,. a railway goods' clerk, who was found decapitated the previous evening near Beach Station. He had suffered from nervous debility, and the railway company apphed to him for a medical certifi- cate. Upon the back of this he wrote that lif& was a misery to him, that he eouM not sleep,, and that morphia was no use. He also drew up. his will. A verdict of suicide. while temporarily insane was returned. SPANISH PREMIER ASSASSBNATEIX—A telegram from Madrid conveys the startling intelligence" that the Anarchists have revenged themselves upon the Government by assassinating Senor Canovas del Castillo, tho Spanish Premier., Three shots were fired from a revolver, and the Premier received injuries which terminated fatally an hour later. H& was murdered at a health resort, near San Sebastian, in the presence of his wife.. The assassin, who was arrested, is an Italian. The Queen Regent of Spain has addressed a touching letter to Senora Canovas in her bereavement. Her Majesty says that the eminent services Senor Canovas rendered to her husband, Alfonso XII. entitled him to all her respect, and the latter sacrifices which he made for the Throne bound him closely to her. Senor Castelar, ex-Premier, has told a Press representative that he would only accept the. office of Premier under a Republican form of government. Printed and published for and on behalf of the Cheshire and North Wales Newspaper Company, Limited, by JAMES ALBERT BIRCHALL, at the Ckfster COUTGnt Office, 8, Bridge-street, is the City of Chester.— WBDHX&MYt August 18,1897,