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THIS DAY'S TELEGRAMS.
THIS DAY'S TELEGRAMS. DEATH OF A WELL-KNOWN PHYSICIAN. Dr. Hall, physician, father of Mr. Marshall Hall, barrister, died at Brighton yesterday, aged 85. KILLED ON THE LINE. A man named Barmaid was cut to pieces by a train at Shoreham yesterday. FATAL TRAP ACCIDENT. Mr. O. R. Brake, a farmer, was thrown from his trap and killed near Yeovil, last night. INDISPOSITION OF A BISHOP. The Bishop of Durham writes to his clergy that his health has broken down, and that he has been ordered two months' complete rest. RAILWAY DIVIDEND. The directors of the Caledonian Railway met to-day and resolved to recommend, subject to final audit, a dividend on the ordinary stock at the rate of £5 5s. per cent. per annum, carrying over about £15,350. COURT MARTIAL AT SHEERNESS. SEVERE SENTENCE. A Court Martial assembled at Sheerness to-day for the trial of James Salisbury, first- class boy of the Jupiter, who was charged with being absent without leave, using in- sulting language, and striking Captain Macleod, of the Jupiter, on August 26th. The court ordered him to receive 24 cuts with the birch, to be dismissed from the service, and to undergo 18 months' imprisonment with hard labour, the birching to take place in the presence of the boys of the Jupiter.
THE VACANCY IN EAST DENBIGHSHIRE.
THE VACANCY IN EAST DENBIGH- SHIRE. PROBABLE CANDIDATES. LATEST INFORMATION. [SPECIAL TELEGRAM.] There is of course a great deal of speculation as to the intentions of the Conservative and Liberal parties respecting the steps they will take to fill the vacancy in the Eastern Division ot Denbighshire, caused by the death of Sir George Osborne Morgan, Bart. At present all that is certain is that each party will hold a meeting this week of a more or less representa- tive character, to discuss the situation and to consider the qualifications and chances of certain gentlemen whose names will be submitted. Who those gentlemen will be is now the purest of speculation. Great amusement has been caused in the constituency by a paragraph which has been going the xounds of the papers, originating at Birmingham, in which Mr. loan T. Williams, at one time miners' agent for North Wales, is spoken of as the likely Radical candidate.
THE INDIAN FRONTIER RISINGS.
THE INDIAN FRONTIER RISINGS. HEROISM OF BRITISH OFFICERS. There was sharp fighting on Friday near Gulistan, in the Samana range, where a large force of Orakzai tribesmen attacked the border police post of Shinawari and Gulistan itself, which is held by Major des Voeux and 130 men of the 36th Sikhs. Lieutenant A. K. Blair was severely wounded. Colonel Vaughan, at Fort Lockhart, advanced to Gulistan with 150 men, but found the enemy in such force that he telegraphed to Hangu for reinforcements. Considerable excitement continues among the tribes along the Bolan route to Quetta, and the telegraph wires have again been cut.—The Khyber Pass is now said to be occupied by only about 500 tribesmen, the Afridis having returned home. Further details of the capture of the fort at Landi Kotal have been received. They indicate that the place was, in fact, surrendered by the Afridis among the garrison after a mere show of resistance, the sepoys belonging to other clans escaping to their homes. The Times correspondent says that details of the Landikai action shew that Colonel Adams behaved in a heroic manner in the unfortunate affair where Lieutenants Greaves and MacLean were killed and Captain Palmer was wounded. He was the first to reach Lieutenant Greaves and Captain Palmer, being closely followed by Lord Fincastle. Colonel Adams tried vainly to lift Lieutenant Greaves on to his horse, Lord Fincastle, whose horse had been shot, aiding him. All this was under a heavy fire. A party of swordsmen began to move from the hills a short distance away towards the group of officers. Colonel Adams rode out alone, facing these singlehanded, while Lord Fincastle remained with Lieutenant Greaves and Captain Palmer until Lieutenant McLean with a few troopers arrived. Such gallantry deserves the highest reward. Colonel Adams has had three horses shot under him during the operations of the last few weeks. He was also slightly wounded at Landikai. His conduct as commandant of the Guides has shewn him to be a fine cavalry leader. LATEST FROM THE FRONT. [SPECIAL TELEGRAM.] The India Office has received the following telegram from the Viceroy, dated Simla, August 30th: — Malakand advance will be made into Utman Khel country on left bank of the Swat. Brigadier General Jeffreys accordingly moves 30th August with three battalions, one squadron, one battery moun- tain artillery, one company Bengal Miners and Sappers, and five days' supplies, to Totekan. If Inziri Pass from thence in Totai is too difficult,theforcewill return and enter by Dargai. Colonel Reid, with troops, moves to Uch 30th August. About 40 cases of fever in the East Kent Regiment, 1st battalion. Private Green, 1st Royal West Kent Regiment, died of enteric fever August 27th. Health of the troops good on the whole. Simla, August 30th, Kohat, General Officer, reports Yesterday the Lakkha police post on Samana signalled for aid, which was sent. The Crakzais held the ridge, but were driven back. The police garrison of Lakkha and Saifuldarra then withdrew. The posts were afterwards burned by the enemy. Casualties very few. The officer commanding Fort Lockhart reports that the Shinwari police post was burned by the enemy in large numbers, but he can hold his own. Reconnaissance sent from Hangu towards Shinawari. The 3rd Bengal Cavalry arrived at Kohat. Reinforcements sent to Hangu. The enemy still in the hills north of Kohat. The 9th Field Battery Royal Artillery, two com- panies of Royal Scots Fusiliers, and the 1st Battalion 9th Bengal Infantry marched this morning to the attack.
DISTRICT AND PARISH COUNCILS.…
DISTRICT AND PARISH COUNCILS. ——■+ TATTENHALL PARISH. The usual monthly meeting took place on Monday evening, in the village Institute, Mr.J. Cooke presiding. There were also present Dr. T. B. Brierley, Messrs. J. Aldersey, J. Baker, John Lightfoot, George Mosford. A. Wollams, with Mr. T. Hadfield (clerk).—After some con- versation, it was unanimously resolved, on the motion of Mr. J. Lightfoot, seconded by Dr. Brierley, that iron pillars for gas lamps be erected instead of wooden ones, as passed in the resolution on the 22nd February, and to be erected according to Mr. Spencer's estimate. It was resolved, on the motion of Mr. J. Baker, seconded by Mr. J. Lightfoot, that the Gas Company be asked to accept the test of a meter fixed to a gaslight by the Congregational Chapel, to test the quantity of gas passing through this meter, the said test to be a criterion to apply to all the lamps, and the Council to pay according to that test for the season.
DEATH OF A HOOLE COUNCILLOR'S…
DEATH OF A HOOLE COUNCILLOR'S WIFE. — + FATAL FALL DOWNSTAIRS. Mrs. Ball, the wife of Mr. J. T. Ball, a member of the Hoole District Council, residing in Derby Place, Hoole, has died under painful circum- stances. According to information furnished to the county police, Mrs. Ball accidentally fell downstairs at midnight on Tuesday week. The following morning, as she lay in a comatose state, a doctor was called in, but Mrs. Ball, it is stated, never completely recovered consciousness, and despite the attentions of three medical men who saw her on Sunday, death supervened on Monday afternoon. The circumstances have been communicated to the county coroner (Mr. Bate), and an inquest will be held this (Tuesday) evening at the Ermine Hotel, Hoole.
Sporting. DERBY SEPTEMBER MEETING.—TUESDAY. PORTLAND PLATE.—Heliograph, 1; Sagit- tarius, 2; Villager, 3. Ten ran. PEVERIL OF THE PEAK STAKES.—Diakka, 1; Saint Noel, 2; Mack, 3. Ten ran. RANGEHORE STAKES.—Bicorngier, 1; Torres Vedms, 2; Fairmile, 3. Nine ran.
Cricftet. CHESTER AND DISTICT LEAGUE. MATCH FOR CHAMPIONSHIP HONOURS. On Saturday the match between Tattenhall and Mold, the result of which would practically decide who were to be champions of the League and possessors of the handsome cup presented to the winners, created a great amount of interest in cricket circles in the district. The match was contested at Mold, and the visitors proved themselves victorious in a rather easy fashion, winning by seven wickets. Mold batted first and were all out for 75 runs, the trundling of Messrs. W. Jones and R. H. Davis being first-class, the former securing five wickets for 27 runs and the latter five for 39. The visitors afterwards batted and made a bad start, three wickets falling for 15 runs, but on Messrs. Jones and Grice becoming partnered they treated the spectators to some sterling good cricket, and they carried the score to 78, the former contri- buting 20 not out, and the latter 32 not out. The captain of the successful eleven-Mr. W. Jones-is to be congratulated on his attaining the head of the batting averages for the League, the Buckley 'pro. Houseman, being a good second. There was a large following of ardent spectators from Tattenhall, to see their repre- sentatives play; and they made their presence known each time a good hit was made. On the arrival of the victorious team to Tattenhall- Road Station they were met by the drum and fife band of the Boys' Home, who played See the Conquering Hero Comes' at the head of the procession, while Mr. W. Jones was carried shoulder high by his ardent admirers, carrying the handsome League Cup in his hands. The villagers turned out in large numbers to welcome them home, and they paraded the village cheering to the echo. The health of the victorious team was drunk out of the cup by many of the villagers and friends at the headquarters of the club, and many wishes were expressed for the future success of the team. Scores:— MOLD. TATTENHALL. T M Dobson c Lutener b C H Lutener Ibw b Northll Jones 3 S H V Shore run out 2 W S Gillespie b Jones 1 C Logan c Dobson b F Lewis c Brooks b Davis 5 Adams 5 L Maddox b Davis 0 W Jones not out 20 J P Adams b Jones 8 G Grice not out .32 G Harrison c Brooks b do 6 F Arthan did not bat J B Marston b Davis 9 J Brooks J Simons c Shore b Davis 3 J Thomas A M North b Davis 5 J Welch „ E Jones notout 24 W Hall „ A W Lewis b Jones 7 EH Davis E Jones notout 24 W Hall E Jones notout 24 W Hall „ A W Lewis b Jones 7 EH Davis Extras 4 Extras 8 Total 75 Total (3 wkts) 78 BOUGHTON HALL V. OLD DINGLEITES.—At Chester on Saturday. Score:— OLD DINGLEITES. I BOUGHTON HALL. E H Garnett c Roberts b CD Long c Barnes b Hack 13 Thomson 32 K B Thomson b Tram- B L Roberta c Barnes b pleasure 4 Nott 29 H G Garnett c Henshall b H D Phillips c Nott b H Hack 37 Garnett 13 J B Thomson run out 22 J Hampson c H G Garnet J B Thomson run out 22 J Hampson c H G Garnet WLDerbyshire bHenshalll5 b E H Garnett 25 JLVosper b Trampleasurel9 J P Douglas b Thomson 0 D B Nott c Blencowe b F B Bovrtey lbw b Garnett 1 Trampleasure 16 S Swire not out 24 T M Garnett not out 16 ¡ J C Trampleasure not ontil J D K Jones c Roberts b Trampleasure 5 G W Turner lbw b Hack 3 F Barnes b Hack 0 Extras 7 J Extras .11 Total 157 I Total .166 CHESTER v. RUNCORN.—At Chester on Satur- day. Score:— BUN CORN. I CHESTER. H Evans b Aldis 1 W A Jones c & b Evans. 7 F Martindale b Aldis 50 F Webb run out 0 J Benn c A Roberts b J Mountford not out 29 Stanyer 29 C A Stanyer b Evans 12 S Booth b Roberts 4 H Wright notout 36 B Heath c Mountford b W Aldis did not bat. Stanyer 2 A McNiel S Cross b McNiel 3 W A Boberts W Johnson c B Roberts J Roberts b McNiel 8 Hodom B Jeacock c & b Boberts21 B Roberts „ J Leathwood c & bmount. ford 8 C Burrows not out 0 F Burrows b Mountford 3 Extras 6 Extras 5 Total .135 Total (3 wkts) .89 EATON PARK V. ST. MARY'S, CHESTER.—At Eaton on Saturday. Score:- EATON PARK. I ST. MABY'S. A S Grant c Humphreys W Birch b Killick 7 b Birch 0 V Hickey b Killick 0 A G Lewis b Birch 5 J Rathbone c Evans b do 3 J Joiner b Birch 0 I O Humphreys b F Crane 0 B Draper b Atherton 9 B Atherton runout 0 G Killick b Rathbone. 3 G Taylor c Smith b F H E Crane b Bathbone 1 Crane 0 F Crane c Bathbone b C Moi ris b Killick 5 Atherton 20 H Thomas lbw b F Crane 0 A L Smith b Morris 0 T L Edwards c Smith b doll S Fearnall b Atherton 0 A Lancaster c Grant b C Chapman not out 31 Killick 8 A Evans b Morris. 5 W Blake not out 9 Extras 9 Extras 4 Total 55 Total 60 FRODSHAM v. HELSBY.-At Frodsham on Saturday. Score:— HELSBT. FBODSHAK. G S Frith c H N Linaker B Selby c Wright b b E E Linaker 21 Brotherton 13 W Plews st B Selby b F Ashton lbw b Turner.10 b E E Linaker.21 Brotherton .13 W Plews at B Selby b F Ashton lbw b Turner.l0 Halford 8 E E Linaker b Plews 19 J Brotherton c H N C E Linaker not out 22 Linaker b E E Linaker. 16 T J Selby c Plews b Cart- H Oates b Kennerley 1 wright .21 H Wright run out 5 A Halford bCartwright. 0 J W Feddon b Price 1 W N Jones not out 4 J Harding b E E Linaker 2 J Price did not bat J Taylor c B Selby b E F Kennerley E Linaker 1 T Bogers T Cartwrightc Kennerley HN Linaker „ b E E Linaker 1 A Turtaer not out 2 H Knight b E E Linaker. 0 Extras 5 Extras 9 Total 63 Total (5 wkts) 98 MALPAS v. WHITCHURCH.—At Malpas on Saturday. Score:— WHITCHURCH. MALFAS. W HDavieslbwbFletcher 0 B Parker b Freeman 6 A H Mauley c Lewis b G Chandler c Freeman b Fletcher 12 Cliff 1 T E Welch c Baker b IE H Baker not out .10 Fletcher 6 J S Lewis c Morris b Cliff 5 T G Freeman b Lewis. 0 L Fletcher b Freeman 9 Capt Ethelston run out.13 E Shattock c A Ethelston A A Ethelston c Lewis b b Freeman 1 Fletcher 6 B Basbothom lbwbMorris 1 A Morris c Parker bLewisl2 J Lewis c Freeman b Cliff 6 W Porter b Fletcher 4 E Williams not out 1 A Morris c Parker bLewisl2 J Lewis c Freeman b Cliff 6 W Porter b Fletcher 4 E Williams not out 1 T W Cliff c Basbotham b I Col. Bamston did not bat Williams 5 E Mercer F W Heatley c Shattock b Lewis 8 B Wilkes not out 1 Extras 12 1 Extras 8 Total 79 Total .48
CHESTER POST OFFICE SECOND ANNUAL SPORTS.—These sports were held on the Foot- ball Field, Hoole, on Thursday afternoon, when some excellent racing was witnessed. The proceedings were unfortunately considerably marred by the rain. Results-Foot races:- 120 yards handicap: 1, A. C. Davies, 8yds; 2, E. A. Stubbs, scratch; 3, J. Eaton, 4yds. 440 yards handicap 1, A. C. Davies, 35yds; 2, F. Evans, 15yds; 3, J. Smith, 20yds. One mile hancicap: 1, J. Haines, 45yds; 2, H. Kershaw, 55yds; 3, F. James, 80yds. Time, 5min. 5sec. Bicycle Races One mile championship race (scratch): 1, J. Wightman; 2, T. R. Davies; 3, H. Leach. Leach, last year's winner, would probably have won, but he collided with Wightman, and had to retire hurt. Wightman's machine was considerably damaged, but this did not prevent him from finishing the race and winning. Two miles handicap: 1, W. P. Hallmark, 290yds.; 2, J. Eaton, 360yds.; 3, N. T. Cogswell, 250yds. At the conclusion of the racing, Mr. J. Carline presented the prizes. The officials were:— Judges, Messrs. J. Carline, L. Parry, and W. A. Mitchell; marksmen, Messrs. A. A. Shaw, A. E. Orme, and C. ahill; starter, Mr. A. A. Tatler. Mr. J. Higginson as secretary was responsible for the success of the meeting.
BREWSTER SESSIONS. -4
BREWSTER SESSIONS. 4 BROXTON. The annual licensing sessions for the Broxton Petty Sessional Division were held at Broxton yesterday (Tuesday), before Mr. J. H. Leche (in the chair), the Rev. C. Wolley-Dod, Messrs. R. Howard, J. Howard, and Harry Barnston. THE POLICE REPORT. The Deputy Chief Constable (Col. Cope), in his annual report with reference to the conduct of the licensed victuallers and beer retailers in the division during the past year, said there were 29 licensed victuallers, nine beersellers, and one other who sold off the premises, making a total of 39, which gave an average of 314 of the population to each licence. Two licensed victuallers had been proceeded against during the year, and one was convicted, being an increase of one proceeded against and one con- victed compared with the previous year. No beersellers had been proceeded against, being the same as in the previous year. Twenty-one persons had been proceeded against for drunken- ness, 20 of whom were convicted as compared with 27 persons proceeded against and con- victed in the previous year.—There was no opposition to the renewal of any of the licences. WHERK THE DRUNKENNESS COMES FROM. A PRESENT FROM WALES. The CHAIRMAN said he had asked the Magis- trates' Clerk (Mr. H. Taylor) to draw up a report, shewing where the cases of drunkenness had occurred. It appeared that a great number of the cases came from Farndon, and his reason for asking for the return was that he might point out that the Hundred of Broxton got a bad name for drunkenness, whereas it was very clear that a great many of the cases came from Wrexham, and different places out of Wales. They came into Cheshire on Sundays for the purpose of drinking, and how it was to be stopped he did not know. Cheshire was not to blame altogether; the people who got drunk came out of Wales. THE BROWN COW, WAVERTON. The Chairman, referring to the Brown Cow, Wavertoa, the former tenant of which bad been convicted during the year, asked Mr. W. H. Churton, who appeared to apply for the renewal of the licence, whether he was pre- pared to put a new tenant in.—Mr. Churton said they had already put one in, and the Bench had transferred the licence to the new tenant.—The Chairman, after consulting with his brother magistrates, said the Bench were of opinion that, under the circumstances, it would be more proper to allow the licence of the Brown Cow to stand over. It was a very gross case, and although there was a new tenant, they thought it better that the licence should stand over to the adjourned meeting. The feeling was that the Bench ought to express in some public way their very great disapproval of the conduct of the former tenant.—Mr. Churton I take it I must renew the application at the adjourned licensing day ?-The Chairman: Yes. A NEW EGERTON ARMS AT BROXTON. Mr. S. Moss (instructed by Messrs. Birch, Cullimore,and Douglas) applied for a provisional licence in respect of a new hotel being built at Broxton in the place of the Egerton Arms, which is being turned into a dwellinghouse. He stated that in October, 1895, Sir Philip Grey Egerton granted a lease of the Egerton Arms and premises to Mr. Robert Blackburn Cocker- ton, who obtained a transfer of the licence from the former tenant. In June, 1896, Mr. Cockerton died, and in September the same year the licence was transferred to his widow. Shortly afterwards negotiations were entered into with a view to the existing Egerton Arms being made into a dwelling-house, and a new inn being built, in respect of which he (Mr. Moss) was now asking for a provisional order for a licence. The new inn was being built close by the old one, and it was intended that Mrs. Cockerton should go on with the lease for the remainder of her term. The plans of the new building, which was now in course of erection, were submitted to the Bench in January last and approved. There had been a very slight alteration in the plans, consisting chiefly in the reduction of the height of the building. The stabling was just the same, and he thought the premises were identical, except that one wing was one or two feet narrower than in the plans submitted to the Bench. The style and title of the new inn was to be the Egerton Arms.—The Chairman: The Egerton Arms will virtually walk into new premises, that is what you ask ?—Mr. Moss: Yes.—Evidence having been given by Robert Walter Boden, as to the plans, the Bench granted the application. MALPAS WHISKY LIBELLED. Mr. N. A. E. Way, Chester, applied on behalf of William Ernest Shuttleworth, chemist, Malpas, for an off spirit licence. Mr. W. H. Churton watched the case on behalf of the publicans of Malpas. Mr. Way explained that the applicant already held a wine licence for the same premises, which he had occupied for the last three or four years.—Applicant gave evidence, and in reply to Mr Churton admitted that his premises adjoined a beer- house.—George Edwards, farmer, Ebnal, in giving evidence as to the applicant's character, said they wanted a drop of good spirits in Malpas, not spirits mixed with turpentine. (Laughter.) He had occasionally sent for a bottle of whisky in Malpas, but if he had sent for a bottle of turpentine and adulterated it with water-The Chairman: We want to know the character of Mr. Shuttleworth.—Mr. Churton said he was instructed by the publicans of Malpas to watch the application, about which they were very angry. He had informed his clients they had no power to oppose the application, and he was simply requested to see that the requisite notices had been posted.—The Chairman said when the wine licence was granted last year it was getting in the thin end of the wedge. The application would be granted. CHESTER CITY. LICENSEES CONGRATULATED. Chester City Sessions were held on Thursday, the following magistrates being on the bench:- Messrs. J. Thompson (chairman), F. Bullin, L. Gilbert, H. Churton, Drs. Roberts and Stolterfoth. Mr. F. W. SHARPB (Magistrates' Clerk) pre- sented the list of licence holders, and reported that no licensed person had been convicted under the Licensing Aets during the year. The number of licensed victuallers in the city was 155; beer retailers (including 16 licensed to sell by retail off the premises only), 58; retailers of sweets, wines, and spirits in bottles, 16 (less six included in beer retailers), 10; total, 223. Mr. G. L. FENWICK (Chief Constable), in his report, said there was no house of less than the prescribed annual value. It had not been found necessary to take proceedings against any licence-holder during the year, and the licensed houses generally had been well con- ducted. He had submitted a tabular statement shewing the number of persons proceeded against for drunkenness for 34 years up to December, 1896. These had reached their highest point in 1865, and their lowest in 1886, between which year and the present the number had only slightly fluctuated. The CHAIRMAN said he had no remarks to make, except to congratulate the city, and the licensed victuallers of the city, on the fact that no licensed victualler had during the year been fined, a fact which proved that the licences had been well conducted. He thought it would be unfair, considering the difficulties under which licensed victuallers laboured, if he were not to offer them the congratulations of the Bench. He hoped they would have a repetition of such a state of affairs next year, and although some- times one whistled before he was out of the wood, he hoped he had not done so on this occasion. On the application of Mr. A. E. Caldecutt a provisional grant was renewed to Mr. F. J. Warmsley for the Blossoms Hotel. On the application of Mr. Reynolds the pro- visional licence for the new Brewers' Arms, Foregate-street, was renewed to Mr. Mont- gomery. NEW CAFE FOR CHESTER. Mr. W. H. Churton applied on behalf of Messrs. Bolland, Eastgate-street Row, for a new licence for the extension of the premises. It was proposed to open a cafe in the adjoining cellars, which they had taken from Messrs. Brown.—Mr. Dodd, manager for Messrs. Bolland, bore out Mr. Churton's statement, and in answer to the Chairman said Messrs. Bolland did not intend turning the cafe into a drinking saloon.—The Bench said they would grant the licence, so long as it was used for the purpose stated. They could not allow the cafe to degenerate into a common drinking saloon. THE UNIVERSAL INN, BOUGHTON. Mr. Reynolds applied on behalf of Mr. Flood, Universal Inn, Boughton, for permission to open a doorway in Victor-street.—The Magistrates said they would adjourn the matter until the Adjourned Licensing Sessions for the produc- tion of proper plans. THE GREEN DRAGON. No one appeared to ask for the renewal of the licence of the Green Dragon Hotel, of which Mr. F. J. Beckett, city accountant, is licensee. The Chairman said the justices objected to the old house and premises, known as the Green Dragon, as they were not for a con- siderable period before they were pulled down used as licensed premises, nor had they ever since been so used. The re-constructed premises were structurally so altered, both internally and externally, that the premises would now occupy the same area and site. The premises had not sufficient accommodation requisite and necessary for licensed premises, and the requirements of the neighbourhood would not demand such premises. Mr. Beckett had not used the said premises as licensed premises, and never had any interest in the premises. He never had the premises himself, and merely held the licence as a nominee of others. It was upon these grounds they would object, and the matter would be considered at the next Adjourned Licensing Sessions. HAWARDEN. These annual licensing sessions were held on Wednesday, before Mr. W. Carstairs Jones and other magistrateci.-Supt. Ivor Davies, in his annual report respecting the working of the Licensing Act within the division during the year, said there were in the division 38 fully- licenced houses, ten beerhouses, one off beer- house, and one grocer's licence, making a total of 50 licensed houses of every description. The population of the division, according to the census of 1891, was 9,996, thus giving one licensed house to every 200 of the inhabitants. One innkeeper had been convicted under the Food and Drugs Act, and fined 6d. and costs, 26s. Thirteen persons had been convicted of drunkenness, being the same number as in the previous year. The Chief Constable (Major Webber) forwarded a communication to the Bench calling attention, at the request of the Standing Joint committee, to the steps being taken in other counties for preventing publicans supplying intoxicants to children under thirteen years of age.—The Chairman said it was the wish of the Bench that the publicans should attend to this. THE FERRY HOUSE, QUEEN'S FERRY. Mr. G. H. REYNOLDS applied for the renewal of the old licence of the Ferry House, Queen's Ferry. He stated that the licence would be cancelled as soon as the new house was ready. He also applied for the renewal of the pro- visional licence, which would not be made final until another application was made to the Bench.—G ranted. ALTERATIONS AT SALTNEY. Mr. E. BRASSEY applied on behalf of Michael Gibbons, Farmer's Arms, Saltney, for permis- sion to make certain structural alterations in the house, which would not increase the licensed area.—Granted. All the licences were renewed.
THE DISTRESS IN GREECE. ♦
THE DISTRESS IN GREECE. ♦ APPEAL BY THE DUKE OF WEST- MINSTER. With reference to the distress in Greece, the Duke of Westminster has issued the following appeal to the British public:—" Although the gifts of the Hellenic Government and of the Greek merchants in Egypt, France, and England have hitherto materially alleviated the distress among the refugees in Athens and the Piraeus from Thessaly, Epirus, and Crete, I feel sure that my countrymen will regret the prolonged sufferings of these absolutely destitute peasants who are now the victims of the dilatoriness of European diplomacy. The resources of the Greek Government are exhausted by the heavy charges con- sequent upon the late campaign, and there are, I am assured on the best authority, no less than 50,000 women and children and old men entirely dependent upon private charity. It is on behalf of these innocent sufferers, driven from their homes and robbed of their harvest, that I appeal to those who are always willing to assist in succouring the poor and needy, no matter in what part of the world they may dwell. Donations will be thankfully received by the hon. treasurer, Grosvenor House, or at Lloyds Bank, 16, St. James's-street, for the Greek Refugees' Fund. All sums received will be remitted by telegraph to her Majesty's Minister at Athens for distribution through local agencies.— Yours, &c., WESTMINSTER, President, Greek Refugees' Fund, Grosvenor House, August 28th, 1897."
THE VOLUNTEER CYCLIST LONG.…
THE VOLUNTEER CYCLIST LONG. DISTANCE CHALLENGE CUP. The seventh competition for this cup, valued at 100 guineas, took place on Saturday, the distance ridden being 100 miles, in the counties of Salop, Denbigh, and Flint. Four routes were traversed, each starting from and return- ing to Ellesmere. These routes were respec- tively to-Shrewsbury, 32 miles; Whitchurch, 22; Marchwiel, 19; and Nescliff, 26. Each team consisted of five members of the cyclist sections of battalions who rode in military formation and marching order, single safeties only being allowed, the same machine being used throughout, though repairs might be made or broken parts replaced. Seven teams entered, but owing to two men of the 1st V.B. King's (Liverpool) 'going wrong' the previous night, only six faced the starter, these being—1st Royal Fusiliers, London (who won the cup in 1895 and 1896); 1st Galloway Rifles, Dumfries (second last year); 3rd Northumberland Fusiliers, Newcastle (third last year); 1st V.B. Welsh Regiment, 17th (North) Middlesex, and Lincoln Rifles. Mr. F. Singer, of Formby, was the official starter, the teams being checked at the turning points by officers of the Shropshire Light Infantry and Royal Welsh Fusiliers. The contest created an immense amount of interest, a large number of Scotchmen, principally friends of the Galloways being present. The first teams, the Galloways and Welsh, were started at nine o'clock, three at 9.30, and Lin- coln at 10. Rain fell at intervals very heavily during the day, and all the teams agree that they never travelled over worse roads, and on arriving at Ellesmere, after completing about half the distance, the men were scarcely recog- nisable, and therefore, to beat last year's record-106 miles in 6hrs. 32min. 2secs.—or even to approach it, was out of the question. There were numerous mishaps. In the first half of the journey, one of the Middlesex men collided with a horse, and lost a quarter of an hour, and on the return journey from Shrewsbury Mickleberg, one of the best of the team, was kicked on the hip by a passing horse, but his water bottle saved him; however, he had to fall out, and another man took his place. The Welsh Regiment broke down after going some 60 miles, and the Royal Fusiliers )about 1.30, this being due to one of the men running into a wall at Burlton, and three others running into him. Private Kirk, of the Galloways, fell and was badly hurt 7 miles from home. One of his mates carried him on his back the whole distance, another man bringing his bike, and on reach- ing Ellesmere they were heartily cheered. For nearly two hours Kirk was unconscious at the Bridgewater Hotel. The Newcastle men proved the winners, doing the distance in 7hrs. 48mins,; Lincoln second, 7hrs. 36mins.; Galloways third, 7hrs. 42 2.5min.; and Middlesex fourth, 8hrs. 51mins.
THE ARTILLERY OF THE NORTH-WESTERN DISTRICT.—Colonel J. R. Slade, C.B., aide-de- camp to the Queen, has been appointed a colonel on the staff to command the Royal Artillery in the North-eastern District. PRIZE MEETING AT NOKTHWICH.—The annual prize meeting of H (Hartford) Company of the 2nd V.B.C.R. was held on the Owley Wood range, Northwich, on Saturday. Fifty-two members of the company took part. The principal item on the programme was the cup competition, for which Lance-Corporal Lyon, who has won the trophy five times in succession, tied with Lance-Corporal Sayle with a score of 88. Under ordinary circumstances Lyon would have been declared the winner, as he made the best score at the longest range (600 yards), namely, 30, as against 29. During the match, however, one of Lyon's shots was marked as an outer. He at once challenged the value of the shot, and the marker amended his decision to an inner. Sayle objected to the challenging of the shot, and the point will have to be decided by the committee. The first three in the recruits' competition at 200 and 400 yards were Private E. Lyon, 40; Private Hickson, 32; and Private T. Turner, 17. The six best in the open extra series competition at 500 yards were Sergeant Moore, 32; Lance-Corporal Sayle, 30; Corporal Crawford, 30; Lance- Corporal Lyon, 29; Private Wilson, 27; and Sergeant-Instructor Burke, 25.
DEATH OF SIR G. OSBORNE MORGAN,…
DEATH OF SIR G. OSBORNE MORGAN, M.P. 4 It is with regret we announce that Sir George Osborne Morgan, Bart, member for East Denbighshire, died on Wednesday night at 11 o'clock at Moreton Hall, where Sir George and Lady Morgan had been staying since the prorogation of Parliament. The right hon. gentleman's death came as a great surprise, for although he had not been in good health for some few years he recently appeared much better. A Parliamentary correspondent writes :-The death of Sir G. Osborne Morgan removes a remarkable public character. His strange figure and powerful voice always im- pressed his audiences. He was indefati- gable in advocating the cause of Liberal reforms. Among the high Tory party he was always unpopular, but in Liberal circles, and especially from Welshmen, whatever their politics, he could always obtain a ready and attentive hearing. So also in the House of Commons, where his dry humour was much appreciated. He was considered one of the soundest lawyers and best debaters. Once he was tackled in the House by Professor Wallace. Sir G. Osborne had been to Scotland, and made a speech in favour of a Liberal candidate. Dr. Wallace's reply across the floor of the House was this, Yes, and Taffy has been to Scotland, and made a speech, and he told the Scotch people that the English were a nation because they had a language, that the Irish were a nation because they had a language, that the Welsh were a nation for they had a language, but the Scotch are not a nation, for they have only an accent." Whereat the House roared, and the speaker did not intervene. It used to be narrated of Sir Osborne that, although a thorough Welshman, the only portion of the Welsh language he was capable of expressing was tatus slith (potatoes and salt.) He was a great humorist. Mems. about Members' says:—Sir George Osborne Morgan was an emphatic Welshman, whose name vividly recalls the prolonged and heated controversy which preceded the settle- ment of the Burials Question. In the 1886 Administration he was made Under-Secretary for the Colonies perhaps to propitiate Prince Bismarck, for Lady Morgan is of German extraction. During the 1886-92 Parliament he returned to the charge against the Welsh Church, and said on one occasion that it was so much occupied in fighting dissent that there was danger of its forgetting to preach Christianity. When called to book for this, he retorted that he would have been nearer the mark if he had said I practise' instead of preach. He stimulated the Gladstone-Rosebery Government to bring in the abortive Welsh Disestablishment Bill of 1895. He nominally led the Welsh Radical party, but he did not succeed in keeping Mr. Lloyd George and his associates in hand, though by his ititials he is the G.O.M. of Wales. FUNERAL AT LLANTYSILIO. IMPRESSIVE SERVICE. Within the quaint old churchyard at Llanty- silio, Berwyn, on Monday, in sight and sound of the rushing waters of the silvery Dee, and sur- rounded by scenery ot almost indescribable grandeur, there were laid to rest the mortal remains of Sir George Osborne Morgan, Bart., Q.C., M.P. The cortege, which was augmented en route by traps and other, vehicles, started from Moreton Hall, near Chirk, the deceased baronet's residence, shortly after one o'clock, and passed through ten miles of beautiful country before reaching its destination. Hun- dreds of villagers turned out at various points on the road, to pay their last respects to the deceased gentleman, each reverently un- covering as the hearse containing the coffin passed by. Touring cyclists over- taking the procession likewise doffed their caps. Shortly before three o'clock Llan- gollen was reached, where the Rhos Silver Band and a large number of miners from Rhos- llanerchrugog proceeded the cortege. En route to Berwyn, a distance of two miles from Llan- gollen, the band played the 'Dead March' in Baul and other pieces. It was after four o'clock when they arrived at the churchyard, where a very large crowd awaited to witness the funeral rites. The mourners included the Rev. Dr. H. A. Morgan (brother) and Mrs. Morgan, Mr. Edward Reis3 and Miss Reiss, Mrs. Evarard Hopkins, the Rev. F. A. Reiss, Mr. C. A. Reiss, Mr. Julius Reiss, Mr. Emile Reiss, Mr. H. J. Reiss, Mr. C. Osborne Morgan, Mr. Jephson, Mr. W. S. Sichell, the Rev. J. Felix (Cilcain, Mold), Dr. Lloyd (Chirk), the Rev. D. R. Jones, and servants. Among those present around the grave, in addition to those already mentioned, were Mr. Herbert Roberts, M.P., Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., Mr. A. Billson, M.P., Sir Robert A. Cunliffe, Bart., Mr. Alfred Thomas, M.P., Mr. E. O. V. Lloyd (High Sheriff), the Hon. George T. Kenyon, Mr. Bryn Roberts, M.P., Mr. Alfred Redford, Liscard Hwfa Mon, Archdruid the Rev. Rees Jones, vicar of Carrog; Mr. R. S. Richards, Llangollen; Colonel and Mrs. Barnes, The Quinta; Mr. Henry St. John Raikes Mr. Philip Yorke, Mayor of Wrexham; Mr. Thomas Bury, Town Clerk of Wrexham; Mr. LI. Hugh-Jones, Wrexham Mr. John Lloyd Thomas. J.P., Mr."Edward Hooson, J.P., and several other magistrates and representa- tives of the various Liberal Associations in the Eastern Division, the Cefn Liberal Association being represented by the chairman, Mr. Wm. Parry: the vice-chairman, Mr. Samuel George; the secretary, Mr. Ellis Davies; and Mr. B. Bowen. The official clergymen were the Rev. Dr. H. A. Morgan, master Jesus College, Cambridge (brother of deceased); the Rev. D. R. Jones, Weston Rhyn; and the Rev. J. S. Jones, vicar of Llantysilio. A very impressive service was held in the church, which was crowded to excess. The hymns, I Abide with me' and' Now the labourer's task is o'er: were sung with remarkable sympathy, the rich Welsh voices of the congregation enhancing the beauty of the harmony. The coffin, which was of best polished oak, with brass-mounted handles, bore the simple inscription George Osborne Morgan, born May 8th, 1826; died August 25th, 1897.' The grave was lined with moss and flowers. At the conclusion of the service over the grave, the spectators struck up Crugybar,' a Welsh hymn remarkable for its plaintiveness, after which the same air was rendered with striking effect by the Rhos Band. Wreaths and floral emblems of sympathy and regret were sent to Moreton Hall by relatives, personal and political friends, and public bodies, while a number of floral tributes were taken to Llantysilio. Telegrams and letters of sympathy were received by Lady Morgan from Lord Rose- bery, Sir William Harcourt, Lord and Lady Carrington, Sir George Trevelyan, Mr. George Shaw-Lefevre, Mr. William Woodall, M.P., the Bishop of St. Asaph, the Dean of Westminster, the Dean of St. David's Mr. Tudor Howell, M.P., Sir Theodore Martin, K.C.B., Sir John Puleston, Lord J ustice Lindley Lord Justice Chitty, Mr. Henry St. John Raikes, Mr. T. E. Ellis, M.P., Mr. Humphreys Owen, M.P., Mr. A. Thomas, M.P., Mr. Lloyd Morgan, M.P., Mr. Channing, M.P., Mr. and Mrs. W. Rathbone, Mr. Brymnor Jones, M.P., Mr. Samuel Smith, M.P., Mr. Herbert Roberts, M.P., Mrs. D. A. Thomas (wife of the member for Merthyr), Lady Hayter, the Dowager Lady Williams Wynn, Miss Orme, LL.D., Miss Mundella, Mr. Alfred lllingworth, on behalf of the Northern Counties Education League; the Rev. T. C. Edwards, president of the Theological College, Bala; Mr. E. O. V. Lloyd, the High Sheriff of Merionethshire; Mr. Yorke, of Erddig; Captain Griffith-Boscawen, the Council of the Denbighshire and Flintshire Miners, the Denbighshire and Flintshire Agricultural Society, the Council of the Ruabon District Temperance Society, the Rossett and District Liberal Association, and many others. VOTES OF SYMPATHY. At a meeting of the North Wales Miners' Permanent Society at Chester on Monday, Mr. Nath. R. Griffiths, chairman, presiding, a resolution was passed recording appreciation of the distinguished services rendered to the society by Sir George Osborne Morgan, as trustee since the formation of the society, and expressing regret at his loss and sympathy with his family.
The Campania arrived at Queenstown on Fri- day from New York. The steamer was delayed an hour in the Atlantic rescuing a coal trimmer who jumped overboard. RAILWAY IMPROVEMENTS AT RHYL.—Owing to the enormous increase in the passenger and goods traffic at Rhyl, the London and North- Western Railway propose to reconstruct the railway station. Five island platforms will be made, the station will be enlarged, and the goods yard widened. A new bridge will be con- structed over the river, so that the Denbigh branch traffic will be run on a branch line, and be independent of the main line traffic.
CHRISTLETON. WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL. On Sunday afternoon a very successful flower service was held in connection with this Sunday School. The boys and girls brought large bunches of beautiful flowers, which completely covered a large table placed for the purpose immediately in front of the pulpit, and on which the flowers were arranged by Mrs. Boswell. The congrega- tion, which was composed for the most part of young people, nearly filled the chapel. Miss Winward presided at the organ with her accus- tomed ability, and Mr. Ryder gave an interesting address. On Monday a few of the flowers were sent to the sick in the neighbour- hood, and Mrs. Colley kindly took the others to the General Infirmary at Chester.
NORTH OP. PRESENTATION TO MISS WATKINSON. On Sunday, Miss Watkinson was the recipient of a very handsome Bible, subscribed for by the scholars and teachers of the Mission Church Sunday school. Miss L. Astbury made the presentation, wishing Miss Watkinson every happiness and prosperity in her future married life. Miss Watkinson suitably responded. TESTIMONIAL TO THE REV. CLEMENT DAVIES, M.A.—A well-attended and enthusiastic meeting was held in the National School, Rhosesmor, for the purpose of considering the advisability of expressing the high sense of the indebted- ness of the parishioners to the Rev. Clement Davies, who is shortly leaving to take charge of the parish of Northop.—Mr. J. C. Brown briefly explained the object of the meeting, and spoke in eulogistic terms of Mr. Davies. He thought he was expressing the feeling of the parishioners generally, both Churchmen and Nonconformists, when he said that they were both pleased and sorry that Mr. Davies was so soon to leave them-pleased because he was deserving of his well-earned promotion, and sorry because they at Rhosesmor would lose a very good friend, and a splendid worker. Mr. Lester Smith was elected president of a committee to collect subscriptions, and Mr. P. C. Brown hon. secretary. «
HOLD. DEAN HOLE.—The Dean of Rochester, who is at present visiting at Colomendy, preached at the parish church on Sunday evening. There was a crowded congregation, and the venerable gentleman, who selected as his text 5th chap. Amos 8th verse, gained the undivided attention of his hearers by reason of the eloquence and fervour of his discourse. FOOTBALL CLUB.—The annual meeting was held on Friday, at the Royal Oak Hotel, Mold, Mr. Edwin Roberts presiding over a good attendance of members and supporters. It was reported there was an adverse balance of X6 odd, but with carefulness it was considered this might soon be wiped off. It was decided to call the club the Mold Town Football Club in future, dropping the title of Red Stars.' Regarding the question of ground, a small com- mittee was appointed to inspect and report to an adjourned meeting next Tuesday. The balance sheet was criticised in a friendly way, and the accounts were passed. There was a general feeling in favour of joining the Wirral League this season, as it was thought better fixtures would be the result, and this course was agreed upon. Both the former secretaries being unable through residence from town to again officiate, it was resolved that Messrs. Morgan Morgans and Osborne Williams should be approached in the first place. Failing their acceptance of the office, other persons were mentioned as suitable for the vacancies. SUSPECTED CASE OF SWINE FEVER.—Scarcely have the pig dealers transacting business in the Flintshire markets realised the revocation of the Swine Fever Order of the Board of Agri- culture before they are confronted with an event which may result in renewed restrictions. For the first time since before Christmas pigs were permitted at the Grosvenor-street Auction Mart on Wednesday, and while the sale was in progress an individual appeared at the gate with a pig which he desired to enter for sale. The animal was obviously unwell, and the official at the gate very properly refused it admittance. The man returned to the town, but was followed by a dealer who, it is alleged, purchased the pig, which he smuggled over the railings of the mart and into one of the pens. The animal was sold in the ordinary way, but shortly afterwards the auctioneer was for the first time apprised of the condition of the pig. A veterinary surgeon was sent for, who slaugh- tered the pig, and pronounced the case to be one of swine fever. The local police were then communicated with, and the remaining animals —aboat 90 in number—were detained. Our correspondent, writing yesterday (Tuesday), says :—Our readers will be pleased to hear that after some delay the Board of Agriculture have decided that the case submitted to them was not one of swine fever, and there will therefore be no necessity for renewing the restrictions imposed by the swine fever order. The news was received with considerable satisfaction by local pig dealers, and the porcine guests at the Grosvenor-street Auction Mart took leave of their host on Friday last.
FRODSHAM. ACCIDENT TO LADY CYCLIST.—What might have proved a serious, if not fatal, accident, occurred at Overton on Friday tight. Miss Hayes, of Frodsham, was riding her bicycle down the slight decline in Vicarage-lane, when she somehow got between a lurry, which was stationary, and a shandry going in the same direction. She apparently made an effort to pass between the two vehicles and so get on in front, but her machine unfortunately swerved on to the shandry, which knocked her down, one wheel passing over her, and her machine erettiner buckled and shattered. On examina- tion by the doctor it was found she had almost miraculously escaped with a severe shaking and straining of the muscles and sinews of her leg. On calling at Miss Hayes' residence on Monday morning our correspondent found her going on as well as could be expected, though rather nervous after her astonishing escape. JOSEPH ASHWORTH AND SONS, LIMITED.— The first annual ordinary general meeting of this company was held at the Hop Pole Hotel, Chester, on Thursday after- noon, Mr. George Lewis, Malpas, presiding over a good attendance. The Chairman pre- sented the directors' report and statement of accounts for the year ending 30th June, 1897, which he considered satisfactory in every sense. The shareholders adopted the recommendation of the directors to pay a dividend on the ordinary shares of 6 per cent. free of income tax, placing R500 to reserve fund, and iE206 to credit of next account, out of which the directors' fees for the past year are to be paid. Mr. John Ashworth and Mr. Edward Hassall having retired from the directorate, it was resolved that Mr. Hassall and Mr. W. J. Lee be appointed to fill the vacancies. Mr. James Bolton, of Warrington, was re-elected auditor for the ensuing year. A vote of thanks to the directors concluded the business. ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB.—A well-attended meeting of the members of this club was held on Wednesday night, at the Railway Inn, Mr. E. Lawless occupying the chair.—The Secretary (Mr. F. Maddock) read the report of the Finance Committee, which stated that the committee had decided not to enter the club into any League this season, but had instructed the secretary to arrange friendly fixtures of as good a class as possible; that the club was, as usual, affiliated to the Warrington and District Association; that the committee had got, the consent of Mr. C. E. Linaker to be president of the club, and the following to be vice-presidents :-Messrs. C. Reynolds, A. Thomas, J. J. Crossfield, W. G. Mortimer, S. Davies, W. W. Frith, E. G. Steward, E. Ashworth, A. J. Ashworth, and Colonel Ashton; and that the subscription for playing members be 3s. 6d. The election of officers resulted as follows:— Captain first team, C. E. Linaker, jun.; sub- captain, J. Rodgers; captain reserve team, H. Miller; sub-captain, H. Warburton; captain Wednesday team, T. Pounds; sub-captain, George Rodgers. The Finance Committee was elected as follows :—Messrs. J. Entwistle, E. H. Hamlyn, C. E. Linaker, jun., J. G. Webb, T. Booth, H. Forster, L. Pollard, E. Lawless, George Rodgers, sen., andT. Pounds. Mr. F. Maddock was again appointed hon. secretary and treasurer, and Mr. H. Warburton assistant secretary.—The Secretary reported that the fixtures were nearly completed, and were of a much better class than the club had hitherto played. All the old members had promised to assist the club, together with several new and promising players, and he anticipated running a much stronger team than that which did so excellently last season. —A vote of thanks to the Chairman closed the meeting.
- JEtjester Stock aitb Sfjare…
JEtjester Stock aitb Sfjare ILtst. Reported by Messrs. EDWARDS, SON, & WARMSLEY 29, Eastgate Row (North), Chester. s Present Chester Corpora- price. tion 31 Irredeemable Stock. £ 105—110 Chester Gas Com. pany 10 A Ordinary Stock. £ 235—240xd »» n It 7 B & C „ „ £ 160—164 »» >t 7 Con. Pref. Stock £ 205—210 Chester Water- works Co. 71 Consolidated Stock. £ 180—185 It to „ 7 New Ordinary Stock, 1st and 2nd moieties £ 170—175 o 6 ICIO Perpet'l. Pref. Ir A Shares, fully paid £ 17—18 Haw d n & District Water Company 910 Shares, fully paid par Nat. Prov. Bank of England Lim. £75 Shares, 210 109. paid £ 47 18 Do. do. A;60 Shares, jei2 paid £ 55—56 North and South WalesBank Lim. R40 Shares, 210 paid £ 32|—M2f Parr's Bank Lim. £100 Shares. rZO paid £ t>2 —92 k Liverpool Union. £100 Shares, £20 paid £ 5Sf—59J Lloyd s Lim £50 Shares, JM paid £ 27 28 Bank of Lirerpool. £ 100 Shares, £ 12) „ £ 381—384 British Law, Life, Fire Insurance.. 910 Shares, 21 paid £ 14—2 Chester Boat Co. tlO Shares, fully paid tis-is Chester Cocoa House Co ie5 „ £ 4 z too. „ „ £ 5 £ 3 £ 4 Chester General Cemetery Co. L5 „ par ChesterGrosvenor Hotel Co. je20 „ „ „ £ 50 Chest'rNewMusio BallCo. ie25 „ „ £ 20 Cheat'rNorthgate Brewery Co Ordinary £ 10Sharos.fully pd..Ell-lli 6% Pref. £ 10Shares,fully pd „ £ 12J—13 Chester Queen Railway Ho telCo £ 20 Shares, fully paid £ 31 -33 £ 20 || £ 10 iilfi—17 Cheater Steam *16-17 Laundry Co £ 5 II £ 4 io„ i0s- Chester Tramway Co £10 fully £ 4—5 Chester Race Co. £100 „ £ 75 £ 150 Walker, Parker & Co ICIO Shares, fully paid, 6 Cum. Pref £ 4—5 41 Debentures i;°0—92 HalkynMinmgCo. £1 Shares, fully paid. £ i0- £ i2 Halkyn Drainage .Lv iV Vi' »;•• •• SUarea, fully paid £ 21-23 East Halkyn Min- ing Co Cl „ ,15/. 17 6 SouthHalkyuMin. iug Co. at fully 20/ 22 6 £1 „ North Hendre Mining Co £ 2 10s. Shares, „ „ £ sj—7 RhosesmorMine. £ 1 fully paid Talucre Mining Co £ 1 „ 19/3 paid 14s —16s Isle ofMan Mining Co. (F ox dale) Mines C5 „ t41-4i 1. 74 Pref. £ 25 Shares, £ 1710s pd. £ z8 10-3010 »» M £ 1$$» 10s. It Lianarmon Mining co 21 „ .191 £1 Pref., fully
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lEarHejts anti iFatrs. LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAT.-Whea.t quiet, trade at ld. to 2d. under Friday; No. 1 Californian, 8s. 3d. spring, 8s. to 8s. 3d. Beans, Saidi, 26s. to 26s. 3d. Peas, 4s. 8d. Oats, slow old white, 2s. lOd. to 3s. new, 2s. 4d. to 2s. 5d. Maize, moderate trade at late rates old, mixed, 3s. 5d. to 3s. 5d.; new, 3s. 4!d. to 3s. 4id. Flour, one shilling under Friday. SALFORD CATTLE, TUESDAY. — At market: 2,264 cattle. Trade slow. 12,537 sheep and lambs, choice specimens in good demand. 158 calves, slow sale. Quotations Cattle, 52d. to 62d sheep, 6d. to 81d, iambs, 7d. to 8id. calves, 5d. to 61d. per lb. WREXHAM CATTLE, MONDAY.—There was a fairly good supply of stock at the cattle market to-day, and the clearance was a satisfactory one. Beef made from 5jd. to 6d per lb., mutton 7d. to 71d., and lamb 7d. to 8d. Bacon pigs realised from 7s. 6d. to 8s. per score lbs. Calves averaged about 45s. each. Store bullocks vary from X9 to Zil each, and barrens from C8 to £ 10. LIVERPOOL CATTLE, MONDAY.—There were a few less cattle than last Monday; demand good and last week's prices were fully maintained. Sheep and lambs shewn in smaller numbers a fair demand at last week's top quotations. Prices Beef, 6!d. to 41d. Scotch mutton, 73d. to 61. Irish ditto, 6fd. to 51d. lambs, 62d. to 7id, per lb. LONDON CATTLE, MONDAY.— Small supply of beasts, chiefly shorthorns, which met slower sale at a slight decline. Best Herefords and Runt, being scarce, sold steadily. Fat shed cows, light supply and trade slower at less money. Fat bulls- firm; top value per 81b., Herefords 4s. 6d. and occasionally 4s. 8d. Small supply of sheep, chiefly due to close of the lamb season trade firmer for wether sheep at 2d. per 81b., advance. Lambs dull,. rates very irregular. Calves dull. Pigs slow. Prices :-Beasts, 2s. 4d. to 4s. 6d. sheep, 3s. 8d. to 5s. 8d.; calves, 3s. 4d. to 5s. pigs, 2s. 8d. to 4s. 2d.; lambs, 5a. 4d. to 6s. per 81b MANCHIESTEP. HAT AND STRAW, MONDAY.- clover 5 £ d. to 6 £ d., straw Kl^bs 4»d-dltto 4*d.to 4Jd. per MANCHESTER FAT PIG, MONDAY.—There was a fair supply, but the demand was slow. Prices First-class, 9s. second-class, 8s. 6d. to 8s. 8d.; third class, 6s. 9d. to 7s. 3d. per score of 201b. BRADFORD WOOL, MONDAY. — The improved tone is thoroughly maintained. There may be no general advance in quotations, but there is dis- tinctly more business, which is readily done at. fully late rates. The improvement also extends to the yarn trade, where business has not so much recovered, but merchants are offering better prices. The piece trade is also more active both for the home market and also for America. CHESHIRE POULTRY.—Markets liberally sup- plied, but prices scarcely so easy as recently. Inquiry not specially brisk, but yet a fair trade- doing. Quotations per couple :-Chester (Satur- day) Fowls, 4s. 6d. to 5s. 6d.; ducks, 5s. 6d and 6s. Nantwich (Saturday): Fowls, 5s.; ducks, 5s. to 6s Northwich (Friday): Fowls, 4s. 6d. ducks, 5s. 6d' Crewe (Saturday): Fowls, 4s. to 4s. 6d.; ducks" 4s. 6d. to 5s. 6d. Sandbanch (Thursday) Fowls' 4s. to 5s.; ducks, 5s. 6d. Runcorn (Saturday): Fowls, 4s. 6d. to 5s.; ducks, 5s. to 5s. 6d. Knuts- ford (Saturday) Fowls, 4s. to 5s.; ducks, 5s. to 6s. LIVERPOOL CORN, FRIDAY. Wheats slow; whites 3d., and reds 5d. under Tuesday No. 1 Californian, 8s. 4d. to 8s. 5d. spring, 8s. Id. to. o' 4d; dearer; Saidi, 26s. to 26s. 3d. o 6af> %i. to 4s. 9d. Oats quiet; new white, -as. 4d. to 2s. 5d. Maize, fair enquiry at Id. under Tuesday; old mixed, 3s. 5d. to 3s. d.; new, SV « 51- ,F1,oar unchanged patents, 35s. 6d. to 36s. 6d.; bakers, 30s. 6d. to 31s 6d LONDON CORN, FRIDAY.—Wheat and flour Is. lower, maize 3d. to 6d., and barley 3d. Oats firm" other articles without material change in value' American quotations of wheat and corn came dearer. CHESTER CORN, SATURDAY.—Wheat has been. much excited this week, and prices rose con- siderably at the beginning, owing to specula- tion in the foreign article, and farmers have been able to realise good substantial advance, with the free deliveries reported to millers. The upward tendency, however, is to-dav checked, and values have receded a good 3d. ner bushel from last Saturday's extreme rates, and OS. 6d. is now quoted as top value. All other qaiUter7 and dearer since last report. wzw. OLD. n»v •>. S. n. 8. D. 8. 1 Wheat, white per 751b. 0 OtoO 00 OtoO 0 Wheat, red 75». 0 0 5 6 0 0 -0 0 MaltingBarley 60ft. 0 0 — 0 00 0—0 0 Grinding do 6Mb. 0 0—0 0 0 0—0 0 Oats 46ft. 2 0 — 2 52 4—3 0 Beans 801b. 0 0 — 0 0, 0 0—4 9 Indian Corn 240th. 0 0 — 9 6>0 0 — 0 0
Rabies has broken out among the West Carbery Hunt foxhounds. At a meeting of the members of the Hunt, held at Skibbereen, it was decided to destroy 37 of the pack. NEW BISHOP OF WAIKEPTZLD APPOINT- MENT OF DR. EDEN.—The Queen has been pleased to approve of the appointment of the Right Rev. Dr. Eden, Bishop Suffragan of Dover, to the Bishopric of Wakefield. Dr. George Rodney Eden, who is thus placed in charge of the see vacated by the death of Dr. Walsham How, is a Cam- bridge man. Since 1890 he has been Canon and Archdeacon of Canterbury, and was in the same year appointed Bishop of Dover (suffragan to Canterbury). In 1878-9 Dr. Eden was appointed assistant-master of Aysgarth School, Yorkshire. From 1879 to 1883 he acted as domestic chaplain to the Bishop of Durham, and in the latter year became Vicar of Auckland St. Andrew, Durham, and rural dean of Auckland in 1887. Dr. Eden was selected as Cambridge preacher in 1886. IRELAND s SOCIAL FIGURES: HIGHEST MAR- RIAGE RATE FOR YEARS. The marriages registered in Ireland during 1896 numbered 23,055, and according to the Registrar-General's report these shew the highest rate since 1871. The birth rate was the highest since 1884. The death rate was the lowest since 1871. The excess of births over deaths was 31,941, but the loss by emigration was greater, viz 38,995, so that notwithstanding the cheerful vital facts above stated, there would appear to have been a decrease of 7,054 in the population during the year. The bulk of the emigrants were aged between 15 and 35, the best muscle of the country. The percentage of persons married in Ireland who were under age is very far below the corresponding rates in England and Scot- land. Only 2.6 per cent. of the children born were illegitimate. Ulster had the highest ille- gitimate birth rate, 3.7, and Connaught was as low as 0.6. Looking at this question from the point of view of counties, Antrim has the highest rate, 31.2 per 1,000. Printed and published for and on behalf of the Cheshire and North Wales Newspaper Company, Limited JAMES ALBEBT BIBCHALL, at the Chester Courant Office, 8. Bridge-street, in the City of Chester — WBDMKSDAT, September 1, 1897.