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THIS DAY'S TELEGRAMS.

THE INDIAN FRONTIER RISING.

+. THE ENGINEERS' STRIKE.

-♦ EIGHT OR NINE TIMES MARRIED.

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DEATH OF DTrf, JUSTICE CAVE.…

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. FRODSHAM.

. HAWARD EN.

THE EAST DENBIGHSHIRE ELECTION.…

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THE FAILURE OF THE SALMON…

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THE FAILURE OF THE SALMON FISHING. Sir,—In the last issue of your valuable paper I noticed an article on the Close of the Dee Salmon Season,' commenting on the scarcity of salmon and especially of grilse during the past netting season, and remarking that various writers in the Courant have suggested various reasons for this scarcity, quot homines tot sentential, in fact! No doubt pollution, porpoises, and poachers are, like the poor, always with us, and the third in all probability do more harm to the river than the other two put together, though all three claim their victims. There is also no doubt whatever that the river is dreadfully over netted, although the nets have not actually increased during the past season. Ninety-five nets continually at work, including 16 deadly trammels, are enough to depopulate any river of the size of the Dee, in course of time. No doubt the scarcity of fish would have been even more pronounced had no hatchery existed, but so long as the upper portions and tributaries of the Dee are allowed to be poached during the spawning season, at the sweet will of the riparian population, salmon cannot flourish, as they should do, in the Dee. A very high authority on salmon preservation once said to me: First preserve the salmon you have in your river, and then start your hatcheries." The Board of Conservators have reversed this, and' he that runs may read' the result. j With regard to the second paragraph in your ) article, relating to the probable damage done I by floods during the past few years to the ova of salmon and grilse on the spawning beds, I have, through the courtesy of Mr. Ruddy, of Pale Gardens, Llanddufel, obtained the rainfall during the past five years at that station during the months of November and December, the principal spawning months, and the fluctuations are certainly surprising. I enclose table shewing this for publication, and I am, air, yours faithfully, CHARLES HENRY C. CALVELEY. Crogen, Corwen, 6th Sept., 1897. "RAINFALL DURING NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER. Nov. Dec. 189 2 2 85 2 22 189 3 3-93 6 74 1894. 6-75 4-72 1895. 9 60 3-87 189 6 1-62 6 57 The greatest fall during 24 hours in November was on the 10th in 1895, when I registered 1.85 inches. The greatest fall in 24 hours in December was on the 7th in 1894, when I registered 100 inches. The average rainfall in November during the last 23 years is 5 33 inches, and in December during the same period, 4 99 inches."

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