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DISTRICT AND PARISH COUNCILS.

TARVIN.

« FARNDON.

HA WARDEN.

. BROUGHTON HALL.

. GUILDEN SUTTON.

WREXHAM.

. CONNAH'S QlIAY.

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CONNAH'S QlIAY. CHESTER SCHOONER DAMAGED.-The schooner Excelsior of Chester has been towed into this port, having been run into by the ship Emrys in Mostyn Deeps. The Excelsior at the time was lying in Mostyn Deeps bound to Belfast with a cargo of tiles. Her yards have been com- pletely carried away and a large portion of her bulwarks and stanchions stove in. The necessary repairs are now being carried out. The Emrys was without cargo and fortunately escaped with slight damage. A RARE FrsH.-Three local fishermen, named Abram Hallows, William Hughes, and Samuel Hughes, on Wednesday, when engaged in the salmon fishery, observed a splash near one of the stone groynes. On proceeding to the spot, they observed in the water a monster fish, which appeared to them quite six feet long. Getting oars from the boats which lay close by, they succeeded in landing the fish, which, to their surprise, was quite dead. The fish, finding itself in shallow water, must, in its struggles, have caught its head against the large stones which form the groyne, and thus have been killed. The men, with assistance, brought the fish by boat to the Flintshire side of the river, where it was landed. A large number of fishermen and sailors collected round, but none could state positively the name of the fish until Mr. John Coppack, shipbroker, declared it to be a 'bonita.' The fish is a specimen never caught or -seen in the Dee before. It was covered with scales, and was similar in form to a salmon, although the head was considerably larger in proportion to the body. At the tail end there was a row of sharp fins, from six to eight inches in length, while the tail itself was quite nine inches in breadth. Its length was 5ft. 9in.; breadth across the thickest part of the body, 18in.; while the girth measured nearly 5ft. It weighed 2321b., and was despatched to Liverpool by train. It may be stated that the head and mouth were black, resembling the colour of a mackerel. This class- of fish chiefly abound in the Bay of Biscay.

FLINT.

LITTLE SUTTOZV.¡

WHITCHURCH.

.0 FRODSHAM.

NANTWICH.

. HOOTON.

. MIDDLEWICH.

- BUCKLEY.

-0 LEESWOOD.

. NORTHOP.

. TARPORLEY.

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