Sato by MESSRS. CHtTRTON, ELPHICK. ROBERTS, & RICHARDSON. Sept. 10—At 8, Grosvenor-place, Grosvenor-street Roi,s:hold Furniture, &c. Sept. 11—At the Âuction Mart, Foregate-street- Saddlery, Harness, &c. Sept. 21 & 22-At the Auction Mart, Foregate- street- Household Furniture aDd Effects By MR. J. J. CUNNAH. Sept. 7—At the Smithfield, Chester-Fat and Storo Stock Sept. 8-At the Smithfield, Hooton-Fat and Store Stock Sept. 11—At the Grosrenor Hotel, Chester-Fully. Licensed Property at Mold Sept. 16—At the Smithfield, Chester-Horses, Carriages, &c. By MR. H. H. ETCHES. Sept. 3-At Glutton Lower Farm, Broxton-Shrop- shire Rams, Ewes, and Lambs By MESSRS. W. DEW & SON. Sept. 17-At the Plough Hotel, St. A-,aph-Free- hold Farm in the Vale of Clwyd By MR. FRANK LLOYD. Oct. 5, 6, 7, & 8—At Wrexham—Horses By MESSRS. W. G. PREECE & SON. SCpt. 8-At Shrewsbury-Rams and Ewjea By MESSRS. LYTHALL & WALTERS. Sept. 21-At Sidway Hall, Market Drayton— Cows, Heifers, Bulls, and Shropshire Sheep N" SaUs to Auction. On Friday Next. At No. 8, GROSVENOR-PLACE, GROSVENOR- STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. will SELL BY AUCTION, on FRIDAY, 10th September, 1897. at 11 a.m. punctually, the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, &c., lately belong- ing to Miss Maltby (deceased), including walnut chiffonniere, mahogany lounging chairs and couches, iron bedsteads, linen, books, and other effects. On Saturday Next. SALE of HARNESS. SADDLERY, 4c., at the AUCTION MART, FOTIEGATE-STREET, CHESTER, on SATURDAY, 11th Sept., 1897, at 12 noon punctually. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. AUCTION MART, FOREGATE-STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. will hold their next SALE of Miscellaneous FURNITURE and EFFECTS, on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, the 21st and 22nd September, 1897. PUDDINGTON HALL ESTATE. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. beg to announce that at the Sale by Auction, and since privately, FARMS and LAND to the value of £ 35,000, have been disposed of. and the remaining portion are for SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY. On TUESDAY NEXT. AT THE SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR. JOHN J. CUNNAH will hold his WEEKLY SALE of Fat and Store CATTLE, SHEEP, PIGS, and CALVES. Sale to commence with Cattle at Eleven o'clock prompt. Entries respectfully solicited. On WEDNESDAY NEXT. MR. J. J. CUNNAH will hold his WEEKLY SALE of Fat and Store CATTLE, SHEEP, PIGS, and CALVES, at the SMITHFIELD, HOOTON, at One o'clock prompt. Entries respectfully solicited. On THURSDAY, September 16th, 1897. CHESTER HORSE FAIR. AT THE SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR. JOHN J. CUNNAH will hold his usual MONTHLY SALE of CART, HACK and HARNESS HORSES, COBS and PONIES, CAR- RIAGES, TRAPS. HARNESS, and SADDLERY. Sale at One o'clock prompt. Entries respectfully solicited, which will be received up to time of sale. W JOHN A. LYON AUCTIONEER, ESTATE AGENT, PRACTICAL LAND SURVEYOR & VALUER (Agent for the Linen Hall Estate). 23 Years' practical experience in Sale and Valua- tion of every description of property. Valuer for Hotel and Inn Change of Tenancy. Sales conducted. Cash settlements with Vendors at oloae of Sale. Furniture stored in dry lock-up rooms. OFFICES: 7, ST. WERBURGH-ST., & LINEN- HALL, CHESTER. NORTH WALES.—YALE OF CLWYD. Sale of a Valuable Convenient and Freehold Farm. MESSRS. W. DEW & SON WIN OFFER FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at the Plough Hotel, St. Asaph, on FRIDAY, September 17th, at 3-30— The FREEHOLD FARM of GLANCLWYD, comprising about 34 acres, situate close to St. Asaph, having a frontage to the famous river Chvyd, being situate in the midst of a good sport- ing and fishing locality. Particulars and plan of sale of Mr. A. STUART MILES, Solicitor, Tenbury or of the Auc- TIONEER, as above. 1,000 HORSES. t60 PRIZES. THE GREAT NORTH WALES QUARTERLY PRIZE HORSE SALES at WREXHAM, by FRANK LLOYD- f TUESDAY, October 5th, Harness Horses and 'Hunters. WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6th, Show Cobs and Ponies. THURSDAY, October 7th, Heavy Horses. FRIDAY, Oct. 8th, Young Horses and Foal Show. 500 Horses entered, limited to 1,000. Entries close SATURDAY, September 18th. Prize List ready. SIDWAY HALL, MARKET DRAYTON. MR. E. SIMPSON'S ANNUAL SALE. LYTHALL & WALTERS will SELL BY AUCTION, on TUESDAY, September 21st, about- 50 Newly-Calved and Down Calving COWS and HEIFERS. 20 Grand Fat COWS and HEIFERS. 20 YEARLING BULLS and HEIFERS, in- cluding several winners in Dairy Classes, and 300 Well-bred SHROPSHIRE SHEEP. Catalogues from the AUCTIONEERS, Bingley Hall, Birmingham, who will execute commissions to purchase. RRI~RNI\TRF!CJ T GOVERNMENT BELL ■ Ti ill J.O • TENTS, made of the very best white waterproof canvas, hardly soiled, 40ft. circumference, 10ft. high. With poles, pegs, runners, lines, mallet and bag all complete. Very adaptable for Cricket, Tennis, Lawns, Bathing, Dressing, Camping out, Boating, Volunteers, &c. Cost £ Q each. Will send any number for 24/- each. Carriage Paid. Can be sent on approval. Two just supplied Buckingham Palace. Catalogues of Marquees, &c., Free. ANDREW POTTER, Tent Works, Wolverhampton. ONEY LENT ON NOTE OF HAND 1.1.. ALONE, Without Fees, Costs, or Sureties, Repayable by Instalments or in one sum. SPECIAL TERMS TO FARMERS. Farmers requiring Money to increase their stock or to pay rent will find it to their advantage to yrrite to me for terms before applying elsewhere. ALAN LLOYD, 29. PRINCESS-ST.,MANCHESTER. AGRICULTURAL LAND IMPROVEMENTS. DRAINAGE, SEWAGE IRRIGATION, FARM BUILDINGS, LABOURERS' COTTAGES, WATER SUPPLY, &c. THE GENERAL LAND DEAINAGE AND IMPROVEMENT COMPANY. Incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1849. DIRECTORS. CHAS. G. BOLAM, Esq., Chairman. E. P. Monckton, Esq., Hon. Cecil T. Parker. ^[.P. I Win. T. Scarth, Esq. Surveyor: Mr. George North. This Company advances money to Landowners for all purposes of Agricultural Improvement, including the erection of Labourers' Cottages and Farm Build- ings, the Reclamation of Waste Land, and the Construction of Reservoirs or other Works of a permanent character for the supply of Water to Farms. Villages, &c. or, if preferred, executes improvements for Landowners by its own Staff. Tenant Farmers may also, by agreement with their landlord, procure the execution of such im- provements. The outlay and all attendant expense may be charged upon the Estate, and LANDOWNERS DEAL- ING WITH THIS COMPANY HAVE THE EXCLUSIVE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO SPREAD THE REPAY- MENT OF PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST OVER A PERIOD OF THIRTY-ONE YEARS. No investigation of title necessary, no legal expenses incurred, and no notice required to be given either by advertisement or otherwise. Special arrangements made for the Utilization of Sewage. Applications to be addressed to Messrs. BIRCH, CULLIMOBK, and DOUGLAS, Solicitors, Friars, Chester or to the Offices of the Company, Palace Chambers, 9, Bridge-street, Westminster, London, S.W. R. E. HEBBLETHWAITE, Secretary. CHEAP PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS JL OF THE FOLLOWING CLASSES — Houses to be Let, Apartments to be Let, Situations Wanted, Money Wanted, Situations Vacant, Miscellaneous Wants, Apartments Wanted, Lost or Found, And Articles to be Sold, .ire inserted in the CHESTER COCRANT at the undermentioned charges One Insertion (20 words) Is. rhree Inqertic,iii ,I 2s. 6d. And 3d. for each additional line-a line contains about eight words. -j So be Let. T 1ST OF RESIDENCES, ISSUED MONTHLY, SENT POST FREE ON APPLICATION TO W. & F. BROWN & CO., CABINET MAKERS & UPHOLSTERERS, EASTGATE ROW, CHESTER. HOUSES TO LET. T AMONT, SON, & CO., UPHOLSTERERS, FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS. LIST SENT ON APPLICATION. SHOW ROOMS EASTGATE STREET. WAREHOUSE FOR STORING FOREST HOUSE (in separate rooms). TO LET, Two good OFFICES (en suite), on first floor, 2, Newgate-street. Rent £ 20.— Apply by letter, Box 126, P.O., Chester. TO LET, or SOLD, HOUSE, Dee Banks, near river; three entertaining, five bedrooms; modern conveniences.—Apply SMITH, Rudale,' Dee Banks, Chester. TO LET,HOUSE,No.56,Watergate-st .Chester. Rent £ 40.—For particulars apply to Messrs. SHARPE & DAVISON, Solicitors, 12, Abbey-square, Chester. HOUSE TO LET, 20, Upper Northgate-street, containing seven rooms, large garden, &c. Rent £ 35.—Apply between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the premises. LUMBLEY.-TO LET, HOLFORD HALL JL FARM, good house and outbuildings, with about 157 acres of Land.—Apply Estate Office, Mere, Knutsford.; or. Estate Office, 88, King- street, Manchester. TO LET, for winter months or permanently, a large DRAWING-ROOM with two or three large Bedrooms, all well furnished and pleasantly situated'; bath, Ac., good cooking.—Apply 73, Bridge-street Row. TO BE LET, with immediate possession, PERCY HOUSE,' Eaton-road, Chester, containing 3 entertaining-rooms and 9 bed and dressing-rooms, bathrooms, two w.c's.—Apply G. F. ADAMS, 12, Abbey-square, Chester. rTIO LET, at Lady-day next, REDDISH HALL I FARM, Reddish, near Stockport, now in the occupation of Thomas Henry Burgess, containing about 112 statute acres. — Apply to HILL and CORDINGLEY, 90, Old-street, Ashton-under-Lyne. rpO LET, a commodious and well built HOUSE, 1 known as Crook House,' Chester, suitable for offices, with large garden thereto.—For particu- lars apply to Messrs. SHARPE & DAVISON, Solicitors, 12, Abbey-square, Chester. HOUSE TO LET (quite new), in Vicarage- road, Hoole two large entertaining-rooms with bay windows, two good kitchens and pantry, six bedrooms, bath, w.c., hot and cold water, large hall, good garden back and front. Rent £ 40.— Apply ALBION HOTEL, Chester. mo BE LET (Unfurnished), a small HOUSE, I near Rossett Station, containing two sitting- rooms, four bedrooms, and usual offices, with good garden.—For rent and further particulars, apply to Messrs. BOYDKLL, TAYLOR, and FLUITT, Solicitors, Chester. TO LET, CHURTON HOUSE, CHURTON, near Chester, containing three entertaining- rooms, five bedrooms, w.c., two kitchens, wash- house, cellar, &c., with good stabling, loose box, coach-house, shippon, with well-stocked garden, and gardener's cottage.—Apply WILLIAM PARKER, Handley, Chester. HOUSE, NO. 9, BRIDGE PLACE—TO BE LET, from 1st September next. This com- modious Residence, containing large dining and drawing-rooms, study, and seven bed and dressing rooms.—For further particulars apply to Messrs. BARKERS, COPPACK & WICKHAM, St. Werburgh Chambers, Chester. YALE OF CLWYD. — Comfortably FUR- NISHED COTTAGE, for one to six months; four bedrooms and sitting room charmingly situated, with extensive view, near station and town of Ruthin. Most reasonable terms to respon- sible person. Address S., 63, Everton road, Southport. CHESHIRE.- MERE OLD HALL.—TO BE J LET, Desirable Gentleman's Country RESI- DENCE, excellently situated in well timbered park. Three miles from Knutsford and five miles from Altrincham, with or without Shooting over about 3,000 acres, with good Pheasant Coverts.— For further particulars and orders to view apply Estate Office, Mere, Knutsford or, Estate Office, 88, King-street, Manchester. CHESTER.—DORCHESTER HOUSE, C BOUGHToN.—TO BE LET, this capital FAMILY HOUSE, which faces south, and contains three entertaining-rooms, seven bedrooms, two dressing-rooms, bath (hot and cold water), and excellent domestic offices. Two small conserva- tories and a garden in terraces sloping down to the river, with a landing stage for boat.—Apply to MILLS & FLETCHER, Land Agents, Surveyors, and Valuers, 49, Hamilton-square, Birkenhead. o he cSolb. TO BE SOLD, a small VAN, 5ft. 6in. by 3ft. 6in. suitable for baker and grocer. Price £ 14.—POWELL, Coach Builder, Commercial Hall, Frodsham-street, Chester. FOR SALE, STORE PIGS, Young Tamworth Boars and Gilts; bred from prize winners, Cheshire Show, 1897. Also Large White York- shires.—For particulars apply DODD & SONS, 33, Bridge-street, Chester; or Little Mollington. SHUTTLEWORTH & SONS, Portmanteau, S Bag, Dress Basket, and Trunk Manufacturers. Dress Baskets Re-covered and all Repairs by practical men. Show Rooms above shop, 40, Bridge-street, Chester. TO BE SOLD by Private Treaty, a First Class DAIRY FARM of 22a. Or. 24p., known as BLEAKLEES,' Kingsley by Frodsham. Good House and Outbuildings. The Farm is satis- factorily Let to a responsible Tenant, who has 7 years to run.—For further particulars apply to MOSELEY-WILLIAMS, Solicitor, 18, King-street, Manchester; or NORCROSS, Kingsley Hall, Frodsham. NORTH WALES—TO BE DISPOSED OF, the tenant's interest—who is about retiring from business-in the well-known and old estab- lished Family, Commercial, and posting hostelry, the DJNORBEN ARMS HOTEL, Amlwch, and FARM (about 75 acres). The whole as a going concern, including Farm Produce, Stock, and Implements, also Hotel Stock Chattels and effects. Immediate possession if desired.—Apply at once to Miss ROBERTS, Dinorben Arms Hotel, Amlwch, N.W. TENTS! TENTS !—For gardens, cricket, or camping-out purposes. 40ft. in circumference, pegs, poles, mallet, and lines complete (with tent bag included). These Tents are white, and have only been used a little by Her Majesty's Govern- ment, and originally cost over X6 each. I will send one complete for 25s., carriage paid. Can be sent on approval. N.B.—I have a quantity of Tents from 10s. to 20s. each, but the Tents which please my customers best are those I send out at 25s. each. Price List of Marquees (any size) post free.—HENRY JOHN G ABSON ,Government Contractor, Rye,Sussex. IMMOVABLE SCALPETTE, FROM JE1 Is. TO X5 5s. NEW WEB FRINGE, I HAIR COMBINGS FROM 5S. 6D. | MADE UP, 2S. PER OZ. TAILS OF PURE HAIR, 5s. 6D. TO 63s. DELICATE SHADES OF HAIR. T. SEALES BROWN, 3, LEECE STREET. LIVERPOOL. SEantrH. WANTED, YOUTH (about 15 or 16) for house- work. — Application to the PRINCIPAL, The College, Chester. WANTED, FARM of about 50 acres. Adver- tiser can take immediate possession.— Address FARMER,' Courant Office WANTED, respectable GIRL, age 16, for two young children. — Apply LENEY, 415, Chorley Old-road, Bolton. AN energetic and trustworthy MAN Required, with good references. — Address P 52, Courant Office. TTf 7ANTED, respectable LODGINGS for young j/w man; must be reasonable. Would not mind joining another.—Address C 34, Courant Office, Chester. manteb. WAITER, or Temporary Butler. — Engage- ments solicited for weddings, balls, ban- quets, shooting parties, etc 25 years' experience. —Address WAITER, 8, St. Werburgh-street. WANTED, MAN (between 20 and 30) for indoor work.— Apply, by letter, giving particulars and references, to the PRINCIPAL, The College, Chester. HOOTING.-WANTED, 800 to 1,000 acres good S MIXED SHOOTING, within easy distance of Chester.—Apply Mr. G. H. EVANS, Solicitor, Northgate Chambers, Chester. IN a Lady's Preparatory School for Boys there are VACANCIES for Two BOY BOARDERS, who could either become her own pupils or attend the Grove Park School, in the immediate neigh- bourhood. Evening preparation work supervised in either case.—Apply, by letter, to Miss E. H. LONG, 16, Grosvenor-road, Wrexham. 3Lost. POLICE NOTICE. P K REWARD.—LOST, on Wednesday, Sept. 1st, at Sale by Auction by Messrs. Churton. Elphick & Co., at Mr. J. Beech's, Manor Farm, Mickle Trafford, a BROWN LEATHER POCKET BOOK (faded), containing Bank of England Notes (numbers known and payment stopped) and Cheque Book, with Papers of no value to anyone except the owner. Anyone finding the above and returning same with contents intact to the nearest Police Office, or to the CHIEF CONSTABLE of the Cheshire Constabulary, Police Offices, Foregate-street, Chester, will receive the above Reward, of Five Pounds. Rentiers. CHESTER UNION. To MILLERS, BUTCHERS, GROCERS, PROVISION DEALERS, DRUGGISTS, SPIRIT MERCHANTS, IRONMONGERS, AND OTHERS. THE Guardians of the Poor of the Chester Union invite TENDERS from persons willing to supply the following ARTICLES from the 2nd October, 1897, to the 26th March, 1898, viz. Flour, Oatmeal, Bran, Indian Meal, Beef, Mutton, Suet (English fed), Fresh Butter, Margarine, Cheese (English), Bacon, Groceries, Chandlery, Brushes, Drapery Goods, Boots, Shoes, Leather, Straw, Ironmongery, Drugs, Brandy, and for the Sweeping of Chimneys and Flues. Printed Form of Tender (no other can be received), and particulars as to quantities required may be obtained on application to me or to the Workhouse Master. The Articles must be delivered free of charge at the Workhouse, or such place or places, and in such quantities as the Guardians or their officers direct. Accounts amounting to X5 and upwards will be paid monthly, under 15 qaarterly. Sealed Tenders for the Articles required, and samples of the same (if practicable) to be delivered at my office not later than 9.30 a.m. on TUESDAY, the 28th September, 1897. The Guardians do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender. By Order, WILLIAM TURNOCK, Clerk. Union Offices, Hoole, Chester, 11th September, 1897. oteIs, f&jrtiros, &c. E S W A L L. JJOTEL VICTORIA. RESIDENTIAL HOTEL. Delightful climate. Highly recommended by the Medical Profession, being sheltered from the North and East winds by the Heswall Hills. Magnificent views of the River Dee and Welsh Mountains. Healthiest and most picturesque part of Cheshire. SPECIAL TERMS FOR WEEK ENDS. Apply MRS. REES, Manageress. Telephone 2205. T> HYL.—VISITORS will find every comfort at XL the NEW MARINE HYDRO during the present season. Close to golf links. Facing the sea. NORTH WALES. — CARNARVON BAY HOTEL and BUNGALOW near Snowdon; magnificent scenery; 60 rooms, well furnished; excellent cuisine boating, bathing, fishing (sea and river), riding, driving. Terms very moderate. SOUTHPORT SUNNYSIDE HYDRO. 8 Phys.: Dr. BARNARDO. Summer and Winter Residence; one of the handsomest buildings in Southport, centrally situated, replete with every comfort; fine sea view, near parks, pier, and trams. Summer terms from 6s. per day, including Turkish, Russian, and other Baths; Massage and Galvanism. J. BOOCOCK, Proprietor. publications. JUST PCBIJBHED. LONGRIDGE'S GLOSSARY OF MINING TERMS, With Illuatratio ns & Geological Survey Map Signs. PBICE, 2s. 6d. POSTAGE, 2d. It is a book which will naturally be much appreciated among holders of mining shares, as it will render the technicalities of a report intelligible to the uninitiated.' -Financial Times. 'Perhaps the distinctive feature pertaining to this Glossary is the illustrations which are appended, showing various forms of veins, deposits, faults, &c.'—Invention. Of great use to all who are actively associated with practical mining.—South Africa. THE MINING JOURNAL,' 18, Finch Lane, E.C., and 3, Dorset Buildings, Salisbury Square, E.C. New Edition. Just published, post free, 6 stamps. A TREATISE ON NERVOUS DISEASES and WEAKNESS in MEN, with a description of the most common-sense and Scientific Treatment ever introduced. A. J. LEIGH, 92 and 93, Great Russell-st. ,London. WRIGHT'S TTAIRDRESSING ROOMS. Electric Power Hair Brushing. CYCLES! CYCLES!! CYCLES! RIDE 'MAZEPPA' CYCLES, JL\< HIGHEST GRADE. 1897 Patterns now ready. Call and inspect our special LADY'S PNEUMATIC Price .£10 10 0 GENT'S do. do. flO 0 0 Complete with all accessories and guaranteed for twelve months. Cash or easy payments. Write for our catalogue. GEORGE & CO., CYCLE FACTORS, SCOTLAND ROAD, LIVERPOOL, opposite Crane & Sons. Telephone 1915. HOT WATER WORK, WROUGHT IRON WORK, HURDLES, FENCING GATES, ORNAMENTAL PALISADING, VERANDAHS, &c. Repairing of all kinds in connection with an Ironmongery Business. Locks, Keys, Wire and Electric Bells. RPHOS. WOOD & SON, BRIDGE STREET, „ CHESTER. JJB. SCOTT'S pILLS The Safest Medicine. Mild but Effectual. D R. SCOTT'S pILLS Contain the finest drugs that can be procured. D R. SCOTT'S pILLS Cure Sick Headaches and Nervous Depression. D R. gCOTT'S pILLS Cure Indigestion and Restore the Appetite. D U. SCOTT'S pILLS Strengthen and invigorate the whole Nervous System. D R. SCOTT'S pILLS The best Family Aperient Medicine and Blood Purifier. JJR. SCOTT'S pILLS Can be taken at any time without danger from wet or cold. D R. SCOTT'S pILLS Should be kept at hand by all Heads of households, to resort to on nny slight occasion of ailing on the part of those under their charge, as by paying attention to the regular action of the Stomach, Liver, and Bowels, many a severe illness is avoided or mitigated. They will be found in slight cases by a single dose to restore health to the body, with a happy frame of mind. D U. ks COTT'S pILLS Are prepared only by W. LAMBERT, 173, SRFMOUB PLACE, London, W. Do not be persuaded by anyone to buy any other Medicine instead, but insist on having the right thing, which is wrapped in a square green package. GEORGE DAY IMPORTS ALL THE BEST BRANDS OF 11AVANA CIGARS. SINGLE BOXES AT WHOLESALE PRICES. Real Imported Havanas, from 21/- per 100. t HIGHEST QUALITY. LOWEST RATES. EVERYTHING OF THE BEST. AGENT FOR BARLING'S LOEWE'S PIPES. EASTGATE STREET. CHESTER. OYERLEIGH NURSERIES, HANDBRIDGE, CHESTER. MRS. J A P. V IS Begs to inform her kind patrons that the Busi- ness at the above Nurseries is still carried on under entirely NEW MANAGEMENT, and that all Orders entrusted to her will receive prompt attention and care; also Jobbing Gardening attended to by practical men. In Market on SATURDAYS, when all orders or enquiries will be attended to. Stalls, No. 1 and 2. Telegrams: 'GRATITUDE, Liverpool.' Telephone (Central): No. 6,830. ALMOND & COBB, WHOLESALE AND EXPORT PAPER-HANGINGS MERCHANTS, 137, DALE STREET, LIVERPOOL. Lignomur, Lincrusta Walton, Anaglypta, Cordelova, also Japanese and other High-Class Decorations supplied. DONALD ALMOND, ROBT. COBB, Late Manager and Secretary respectively of Dean & Co., Ltd. HE ECONOMIC BANK, LIMITED, 34, OLD BROAD-STREET, LONDON, E.C. 2 Interest allowed on Deposits, repayable on demand, on all sums up to £ 500. 2 on minimum quarterly balance of current accounts when not drawn below JE15. Cheques can be drawn for sums under £ 1. All funds invested under the Trust Investment Act, or in Colonial Government Securities. No charge for keeping accounts. SAMUEL GURNEY MASSEY, Managing Trustee. UNION CREDIT BANK, LIMITED. (ESTABLISHED 1838.) Head Office: 38, RENSHAW-ST., LIVERPOOL. ADVANCES made at unusual low rates upon personal security, deeds, shares, life policies, &c. Repayable by instalments or in one sum. Full particulars on application personally or by letter. AT THE REMBRANDT GALLERY, IN CASTLE-ST., LIVERPOOL, JQUNTHORNE &B P-OWN GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE RESTORATION of OLD PICTURES, PRINTS and DRAWINGS, and the REPAIRING and REGILDING of FRAMES. OLD MEZZOTINT ENGRAVINGS and COLOURED PRINTS PURCHASED. ON VIEW. PORTFOLIOS of Recently Published ETCH- INGS, and MEZZOTINT ENGRAVINGS. EDWARD WILLIAMS, HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER, COLOURER, PAPER-HANGER, Ac., 33, NICHOLAS STREET, CHESTER. Paper-Hangings of the Newest Designs kept in Stock. Pattern Books sent out to Select from. Estimates given for Town or Country Work. op ycuat-i 0 0 UL AGAINST ACCIDENT, FIRE, OR THEFT, Up to £ 10 for 7/6, £ 15 for 10/ £ 20 for 12/6; and Insure against PERSONAL ACCIDENTS WHILST RIDING, IN THE National Cycle & Motor Car Insurance Co., LIMITED, 33, KING WILLIAM STREET, LONDON. BLAIR'S GOUT AND RHEUMATIC PILLS. FOR BLAIR'S GOUT PILLS, RHEUMATISM, GOUT, LUMBAGO, BLAIR'S GOUT PILLS. and SCIATICA. The acute pain is T>LAIR'S GOUT PILLS, these Pills. Price T>LAIR'S GOUT PILLS, JLF i ll and 2/9 per box, BLAIR'S GOUT PILLS, of all Chemists,Stores &222, Strand,London. THE IMPROVEMENT OF LANDED ESTATES. THE LAND, LOAN, AND ENFRANCHISE- MENT COMPANY. (Incorporated by Special Act of Parliament). ADVANCES MONEY to LANDOWNERS for the Erection of Farm Buildings, Farm Labourers', Artisans', and Miners Cottages: Drainage, Water Supply, Road-making, and for the general Improvement of Land, including its development for Building purposes. Also for alterations and additions to Mansions, Stables, and Outbuildings, on Settled Estates, including their Sanitary Improvement and Electric Lighting. Advances can also be made for the Construction of Railways under the Light Railways Act. The amount borrowed being charged on the property benefited, and repaid by way of annuity. No investigation of title is necessary. Prospectus, forms, and further particulars may be obtained at the Company's offices. EDWIN GARROD, Secretary, No. 22, Great George-street, Westminster, S.W.
DOMESTIC TRAGEDY IN SHROPSHIRE. A horrible murder and attempted suicide occurred at Ludlow on Friday morning, the victim being the wife of a sawyer named John Roberts. About half-past four o'clock Roberts attacked his wife, making a terrible gash in her neck with a razor. The woman.managed to get into the street and to her mother-in-law's house, where she died at a quarter to six. Roberts was found in the bedroom with his throat cut in two places. The room was covered with blood. He is in a critical con- dition, and will be removed to the cottage hospital. He has been strange in his manner lately, and on Wednesday threatened to murder his wife. THE ACCIDENT TO LADY BRASSEY.—Details of the serious accident to Lady Brassey, wife of the Governor of Victoria, are to hand by this week's Australian mail. Her ladyship is much interested in Melbourne philanthropic work, and it was immediately after she had presided at a meeting in connection with the Melbourne Wesleyan Central Mission Shelter that the accidept occurred. Accompanied by one of her guests, the Hon. Dorothy Brand, daughter of Lord Hampden, she drove away from the meeting in a light Victoria drawn by a pair of high bred horses. The carriage had not proceeded many yards when it was crashed into by a baker's cart drawn by a big chestnut horse, which rushed across the road without a moment's warning. Miss Brand tried to protect Lady Brassey from the shock, but was thrown bodily on to the wood pavement, while Lady Brassey was simultaneously pinned down by a portion of the smashed carriage. Assistance was speedily rendered, and both ladies were promptly removed to Government House, where the eminent surgeon, Sir T. N. Fitzgerald was soon in attendance. It was found that Miss Brand had escaped with slight injuries, but Lady Brassey had a couple of fractured ribs. The driver of the cart explained to the police that the horse suddenly took fright, and in spite of all his efforts to control it the animal swerved across the tram-line and collided with the Viceregal carriage. Lord Brassey aban- doned a visit to the Ballarat Goldfield in consequence of the accident.
ELLIS'S ROYAL WELSH TABLE WATERS. OF EXQUISITE ORGANIC PURITY.'— Prof. WANKLYN. OF THE BEST QUALITY FOR DRINKING.'— Dr. FRANKLAND. Manufactured entirely from an 'Absolutely Pure' and Inexhaustible' CRYSTAL DEEP-SPRING AT RUTHIN, NORTH WALES, The Private Property of the Firm— R. ELLIS & SON, RUTHIN. LOCAL AGENTS: J. ROWE DUTTON & SONS, BRIDGE ST. CAUTION.—See that the bottle labels and the corks bear the marks R. Ellis & Son, Ruthin' and the Goat on Shield' Trade Mark. None Genuine without. 2
DIARY OF COMING ENGAGEMENTS. Sept. 8, 4'c. Oriental America' at the Royalty Theatre. 9.—Chester Cattle Fair. 11.—Chester Foal Show at Linen Hall.
THE TIME AND THE MAN. The Hon. GEORGE T. KENYON is to be the Unionist candidate for East Denbighshire. In making this selection the party leaders in the division have exhibited the best possible tact and discretion. There were, it is true, other gentlemen in the constituency who had in a sense prior claims, by reason of past services, such, for instance, as Sir WATKIN WILLIAMS WYNN and Mr. ST. JOHN RAIKES, but these gentlemen have too good sense to stand in the way of an old campaigner like Mr. KENYON. If East Denbighshire is to be won in the interests of Unionism, it will be a long and unprece- dentedly stiff battle, and without in the slightest detracting from the reputation for pluck and perseverance that previous contests have won for these gentlemen, they themselves would be the first to acknowledge the wisdom of the choice. An adverse majority of 1,784 requires an enormous amount of work to wipe off, but the task is by no means a hopeless one. Some inspired statisticians have begun already to analyse the majority of the late member, and to put down so many hundred votes for his own personal influence, and so many hundred recorded for political conviction. For all such speculation given with the air of authority we have nothing but contempt. That the late Sir GEORGE OSBORNE MORGAN did receive hundreds of votes on account of his individual personal popularity there can be no doubt, but he is- little better than an impostor who pretends to be able to gauge the exact number of those personal votes. The figures at the last General Election did not truly represent the political convictions of the electorate, but whatever the percentage of voters who supported Sir GEORGE for his own sake apart from the issues on which the election was bought, there will have to be a stern, long struggle before the positions of the two candidates are reversed. Mr. KENYON is just the right man for that task. Rejoicing in a charming manner, with contagious geniality, abundance of pluck and perseverance, and possessed of a taking platform style, he is the beau ideal candidate for a working-class constituency, and makes friends, whether in the crowded meeting-place or in the more private conversation during canvassing opera- tions. In his hands, we may rest assured, the splendid record of the present Administra- tion will not suffer. The voters of East Denbighshire will hear during the next few weeks to their hearts' con- tent all about the achievements of the Government of the day. There will be no dearth of speakers on either side, and much will doubtless be made by the Opposition out of the recent and present troubles abroad. The oppression of the Armenians by the Turks, the dynamite outrages perpetrated by the Armenians, the Cretan crisis, the Greco- Turkish War, the JAMESON raid and subsequent difficulties in the Transvaal, the Venezuelan dispute, Indian famine, and the fanatical outburst in our Indian Empire, the present little war with wild hillmen on the frontier of India-these will all be laid at the door of the wicked, belligerent Tory Govern- ment of Britain. It will rest with the Unionist speakers and workers to defend the Govern- ment from such calumnious accusations, and to shew, as can easily be done, that throughout a period of almost unprecedented stress and strain, with all Europe ready to break out into the all-consuming flames of war, Lord SALISBURY conducted the affairs of this great Empire with masterly diplomacy, avoiding for us and for the great nations of Europe the horrors of modern warfare. In fact, the Radicals had better say as little as possible on the subject of war, for had they got their way they would have hounded on our states- men to a declaration of war, for the sake of the Armenians, the Cretans, and last of all the Greeks. The campaign in Thessaly was indeed in great part due to the incendiary speeches, writings, and telegrams of the jingo Radicals in this country. They incited the Greeks to fight the Turk, and they were fatuous enough to prophesy that the Greeks would win. Through all these trying times we may reason- ably flatter ourselves we have as a country been able to keep out of the strife, but no thanks to the Radical politicians for this. In the region of domestic legislation, too, the Government hold a splendid record. To take I the last session of Parliament as a sample, they have given us reforms which, if not sensational, confer wide spread advantages upon various classes of our fellow-countrymen. The pledge given to the supporters of Voluntary schools has been fulfilled by the passing of a measure which adds very largely to their income out of the public funds. The necessitous School Boards, which had already gained a very pal- pable relief from the Agricultural Rating Act, have also been additionally assisted from the public exchequer. Scotland has been conceded several important reforms. A Judicature Act for Ireland has been carried, reducing the number of judges by three, and applying the saving of £ 7,500 thus effected to the benefit of Irish enterprise. Two most vital measures for strengthening our national defences, a Naval Works Act and a Military Manoeuvres Act, have passed into law. A stop has wisely been put to the importation of foreign prison-made goods to the undue competition with the free labour of this country. Besides these, there has been a Land Transfer Act/ and, last but not least, a Workmen's Compensation Act, which will give' compensation to 80 per cent. of those persons meeting with accidents in the course of their employment. Against this, what have the Radicals to advance ? Nothing but a pro- gramme of destruction-the disestablishment of the Church, the disendowment of the public- house, the starving of religious education, and the ruin of Ireland by severing her connection with England. Who is to be entrusted with the unenviable duty of promulgating these doctrines during the campaign remains to be seen. There is a perfect plethora of candidates en the Radical side, and out of the multitude it is to be hoped the party will derive wisdom. They are taking plenty of time to make up their minds, the highly democratio course of submitting the names of the nominees to all the polling districts being adopted. Those who appear to know most of the inner workings of Radicalism agree in placing Mr. SAMUEL Moss, barrister, of Chester, in the fore-front. We always thought that Mr. Moss was being specially retained to nurse' the constituency of Chester, and that it was with this object that he had been run for the Town Council. Should the Radical caucus ordain it otherwise, however, Chester can make up its mind to lose the inestimable services of such a prospective candidate without serious pangs. In truth we need not despair of having Mr. Moss still as a possible candidate for the city. Mr. Moss resembles the young man in the song who was always so awfully unfortunate.' He does not win the first time, but he has learned the lesson of BRUCE and the spider. Thus it is quite conceivable that he will merely fight East Denbighsbire with no mortal hope of success, but simply to keep his hand in practice, so that he may return to his dream of repre- senting the ancient city of Chester in the House of Commons. It will be interesting, if not amusing-Mr. Moss is never intentionally amusing-to note with what bait he will angle in the wilds of Denbighshire. We trust we are not doing him an injustice when we describe Mr. Moss as of a sepulchral cast of mind. He tried to woo the municipal electors of Chester on a programme of cheap graves for the working men. Now, it may be the inviolable right of every workingman to be the proprietor of his own grave at a reasonable cost. It may also be commendable providence for each man to invest in a plot of burial ground early in life, so that his relatives may be spared some of the cost of interment. We are not experts in these funereal subjects. But if a man should have his own private grave, why not his coffin as well ? There is a well-authenticated story of a Highland fisherman, who, following the herring industry during the season at Aberdeen, observed some remarkable bargains in coffins at an undertaker's shop in the Granite City. DONALD bought the coffin, and took it in triumph on his boat to his Highland home, to the utter bewilderment of his friends and relatives, who were not practical enough to see the great bargain that the canny fisherman had secured. We should advise Mr. Moss to try his fortunes among the Highland fishermen, whose sombre views of life would suit his own disposition to a nicety. It is, however, very questionable whether the Denbighshire miners will be induced to take this gloomy view of life. After all, cheap graves, however desirable in themselves, are not the be-all and the end-all here.' Men have something else to think about in this stirring active lite at the close of the nineteenth century than the cheapest manner in which their mortal remains may be ultimately bestowed. 'Life is real, life is earnest,' and there are a hundred and one other things of more importance nationally, Socially and domestically than discussing the market price of grave-yards. If a hint will be accepted in such a quarter, we should urge Mr. Moss to choose some more cheerful topics for his Denbighshire admirers. <*
It is now a considerable time since we drew the attention of the Improvement Committee of the Corporation to the unsatisfactory state of the carriage-way in City-road, and, so far, no change is visible. It seems a pity that the effect of the fine wide approach to the Railway Station should be marred by the piecemeal fashion in whieh the paving has been carried out. At present the roadway is neither paved nor macadamised throughout, but has part of both, thus giving a narrow and rutty margin of macadam on each side of the tram lines. Considering the extent of the traffic, it is evidently impossible to keep the macadam portion in anything like smooth order, as it gets all the wear and tear, whereas, if our suggestion were carried out, and both sides were metalled, the pressure would be distributed over a wider area, and the surface would be more easily preserved. — ■*
While on the subject of City-road, we may be excused for asking when the hideous hoardings which distigure that thoroughfare are to be taken down. Nearly all the vacant space there is monopolised by huge placards, which may testify to the business enterprise of the firms whose wares they advertise, but which say little for the artistic sense of those who permit an otherwise imposing street to be defaced with unsightly obstructions to the view. 0
It was quite time a stop was put to the system of petty peculation which has of late become so rife at auction sales. One of our leading auctioneers has shewn the way by taking a stand against this objectionable practice. The three cases brought before the Chester magistrates on Monday were not of a serious character so far as the intrinsic value of the articles pilfered was concerned, but the, defendants were none the less culpable on that account, and the fact that they occupied respectable positions was not allowed to weigh unduly with the magiatiates. The order upon the defendants to come up for judgment when called upon and to pay the costs, coupled with the publicity given to the cases and the dis- grace they involve, will no doubt serve as a salutary warning to other evildoers who apparently attend sales for no other purpose than to steal whatever loose articles they can lay their hands on.
If a correspondent in a northern sporting newspaper is to have his way, a drastic reform will shortly be introduced into football report- ing. This gentleman complains in the columns of Scottish Sport that players and public alike are having their pleasure in football spoilt by the remorseless Press critics. His proposal, as I recently amended, reads thus :— That in order to. eliminate the disastrous results that are likely to. accrue from the continuance of the unlimited licence allowed newspaper reporters, and with a view to confining their sphere of useful- ness to a record of the legitimate events of the game, the extent of the attendance, and the state of the ground and weather, each club shall appoint a Press censorial committee, properly provided with a blue pencil, whose duties shall be to examine the reports ere they are despatched, and satisfy themselves that the said reports contain nothing offensive to any parties interested in the game, or those responsible for the condition of the ground and the state of the weather. We scarcely know whether to take this reformer seriously or not, but as he is a Scotchman, we are bound on the Johnsonian theory to regard y him as incapable of satire. For the sake of the fun that it would create, we wish we could have a trial of this Censorial Committee. Football committees are notoriously quarrelsome, almost more so than the members of musical societies and it would be exceedingly edifying to watch the members fighting over the phraseology of a certain paragraph, or squabbling over the merits of a certain player. The latest sporting edition of the slowest evening paper would have gone to press and the staff to bed before the football committee had decided the point. If the efforts of the Press in giving football clubs and players columns of gratuitous puffs are appreciated so little by the recipients, the best thing would be for the Press to leave the sport severely alone for a season. Hard-working reporters would then have the benefit of a Saturday afternoon half-holiday, the average newspaper reader would get so many more columns of really interesting and instructive matter in his favourite sheet, and the cantankerous footballers would be left to settle their many differences in the sanctity of their own committee-rooms. The man who can invent an absolutely uncapsizable boat would not only be a bene- factor to his species, but, in these days, would be in a fair way towards realising a fortune- Whether our neighbour, Mr. W. H. BRADFORD* of Panton Place, Hoole, is that fortunate per- sonage or not remains to be seen, but he has at all events just patented an invention which seems to fulfil all the requirements. He gave a demonstration with two model boats in the Dee at the Groves on Saturday evening, before a company of local experts, with eminently satisfactory results. Mr. BRADFORD'S patent consists in buoyancy cases, either metallic air-tight, or composed of some buoyant sub- stance. In the open boat model, two of these air-tight metal cases are fixed fore and aft just above the gunwale. In the other model, a cutter yacht, in addition to the two cases at either end of the vessel, a series of long, narrow cases runs alongside the rail, forming a sort of bulwark. These cases are all, of course, clear of the water when the vessel is sailing on an even keel, so that they take no way off the craft. It is only when the gunwale of the boat or ship is depressed unduly that th& air cases come into play, and they are so placed that the more the gunwale is de- pressed the greater the leverage of the cases in righting, the vessel. Both models were sub- jected to the severest tests. They were sailed with the canvas set in a manner most calcu- lated to overturn a boat, and in a strong breeze, but neither of them could be upset. When lifted bodily out of the water and thrust down keel upwards, they righted themselves with astonishing speed,. the manner in which the yacht turned right side uppermost with her two jibs and mainsail all heavy with water affording a remarkable proof of the powerful leverage exercised by the air tight cases. Fitted with these buoyancy cases, a boat—so the inventor claims—could ride out the heaviest gale that blows. One recommendation of the patent is that the cases would be cheap and detachable, also they can be used on any craft, from a punt to a man-of-war. They would be especially serviceable to fishing boats, and considering the loss of life that is annually chronicled on our coasts through the upsetting or foundering of fishing boats, we trust that this new patent may afford a solution of one of the most obstinate nautical problems.
CHESTER CATHEDRAL. SERVICE LIST FOR WEEK COMMENCING. SEPT. 8.. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. Sin.—Morning, 8.0 Matins. 10.15: The Litany; hymn 7. Evening, 4.15: (Service, Stainer in E: autbem, 0 give thanks' tEL vey). THUBSVAY, SEPT. 9TH.—Morning, 8.0.: Holy Com. munion. 10.15: Service, Stainer in B flat; anthem, 'Cry aloud' (Croft). 4..5: Stainer in E flut; anthem, Come and let us return' (OuRS). FRIDAY, SKPT. IOTH. -Morning, 8.0: Matins. 10.15: The Litany; hymn, 13. Evening, 4.15; Service, Gosa in E; anthem, Q,Lord my Uod (Wesley). SATURDAY, SEPT. IITH.-Morning, S.u Matins. 10.15 Service, Nares in F and chant; autliem. How dear are, Thy counsels' (Crotch). Evening, 415: Service, Nares. rn F anthem, Hearken unto me' (.Sullivan). SUNDAY, SEPT. 12IH (Thirteenth Suudayatte. Trinity). -Murning, 8.0: Holy Communion. 10. 0: Service. Smart iu F; anthem, 'From the rising' (Ouseiey); introit; hymn, 249 Kyrie and Credo (oinart in 111) preacher, the Canon in Residence. evening. 3.301 Service, Smart in F anthem, 1 wiil love Thee'(Clarke) j hymn, 250. 6 30: Magniticat and Nunc Dimittis. to chants processional hvinn, 274; livmns, 2t'2, 2yt», 302.1 preacher, the Kev. A. G. Kawstorne, M.A. MONDAY, SEPT. 13TH.-Morning, 8.0: Matins. 10.15: Service, Clarke-Whitteld in E and chant; anthem, I I will arise lCreyghton). Eveuing, 4.15: Service, Clarke- Whitteld in E; anthem, Remember now thy Creator' (Bennett), TUESDAY, SEPT. 14TH.-Moruing, 8.0: Matins. 10.15: Service, Calkin in B fiat; anthem, Our conversation (Gilrert). Evening, 4.15: Service, Calkin iu if flat: anthem,4 Hear, U Thou Shepherd (Walmisley).
A legacy of £ 50 has just been received by the Church Army under the will of the late Miss Maria Tippinge, of Davenport Hall, Congleton. The money will be devoted to the society's Labour Homes among the outcast. Mr. Robert Yerburgh, M.P., and Mrs. Yer- burgh have returned from Switzerland to Wood- fold Park, Blackburn, and go to Scotland next week. Mr. Yerburgh, our readers will rejoice to learn, has returned from the Continent in perfectly restored health. It wa& expected that Mr. J. Herbert Lewis, M.P., would be in attendance at a meeting oi the Flint Town Council last (Tuesday) evening to receive the freedom of the borough, in accor- dance with a resolution of the Council passed some time ago. Mr. Gladstone recently lost a. wealthy relative. This was Mrs. Elizabeth Gladstone, the widow of Mr. Thomas Steuart Gladstone, of Capenoch. The inventory of her personal estate has just been lodged with the Sheriff-Clerk of Dumfries- shire, and the gross value has been placed at £ 80,77a CHESTER. COMMERCIAL TRAVELLERS AND MR. YEBBOEflH, M.P.—At the quarterly meeting of the Chester and North Wales Commercial Travellers' Association, held at the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, on Saturday evening, Mr. J. G. Hardie (president) in the chair, the following resolution was unanimously passed:—" That the hearty thanks of this association be accorded to our esteemed member, Mr. R. A. Yerburgh, M.P., for the great service he has rendered the public and the commercial body in securing the appointment of the Special Parliamentary Commission to inquire into the money-lending question." Lord Ormonde has arrived at Kilkenny Castle after a long cruise round about Norway with the Duke of Sutherland. Lord and Lady Tollemacbe have left Peck- forton Castle, their place in Cheshire, to spend the shooting season at Helmingham Hall, the family seat in Suffolk. The stately old house at Helmingham, where Queen Elizabeth spent a week with Sir Lionel Tollemache in 1561, has (says to-day's World) been scarcely altered during the last three centuries. It is a quadrangular building, surrounded by terraces and a moat, which is crossed by a drawbridge. The gardens are very attractive, and the park is finely wooded. Mr. Justice Grantham has chosen the North and Soilth Wales circuit for the Autumn Assises. Prisoners only will be tried at Chester. civil business being taken at Cardiff. A marriage has been arranged, and will take place early in October, between Mr. A. Tudor Eyton, second son of Mr. Adam Eyt-on, J.P., Plasllanerchymor, near Holy well, and Miss Elsie Green, eldest daughter of the Rev. A. J. M. Green, rector of Halkyn. A marriage will shortly take place between Frank T. Wisden, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Wisden, of The Warren, Broadwater, near Worthing, and Gwendoline Mabel Lucy, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cotton, of Redebam Hall, Barstow, Surrey, and grand- daughter of the late Mr. C. B. B. Legh, of Aldington Hall, Macclesfield. SUITTDEN DEATH IN A CHESTER LOBQINO HOU&B.—Mr. E. Brassey, city coroner, has received information of the sudden death of a man naraed Thomas Joinson, a paperhanger, aged 57. The man was lodging at the Liverpool Lodging House, Lower Bridge-street, and went to bed at, half-past ten on Monday night. He woke a £ midnight and complained of pains in his chest. The landlord put a mustard plaister on decease&a chest, and Joinson said he felt relieved. He wa& found dead in bed at five o'clock yeste3day (Tuesday) morning. An inquest was held.. last night. WATKK FAMINE AT THE LACHE.—JTFR tha meeting of the Chester Rural District Council on Saturday Mr. Rowe Morris asked the clerk if he had received any reply to his letter with respect to the water supply at the LApho. Tha people in nine cottages had to carry water from pits situated half a mile itway, as they had not a spot of any kind at their houses. Five oottagea in the city boundary were j ust. iak the same fix, and he thought it was a staje. of thipgs^ that ought not to be allowed to coatlu Clerk said be had not received a.