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Hypophosphites. We could not begin to tell you all the beneficial effects of the "Hypophosphites of Lime and Soda in Scott's Emulsion. Among other things, they aid digestion, stimulate the nervous system, sus- tain the brain, nourish the bones of children, and are a splendid ad- junct of cod-liver oil. Scott's Emulsion EW is more than a palatable, easy form of cod-liver oil, as you can see by the Hypophosphites. But in the com- bination which makes up this standard preparation, is cod-liver oil seems always to overshadow the other in- 11 gredients. Perhaps we make a mistake in not pub- iJ lishing more about the Hypophosphites and less about E the superiority of Scott's Emulsion over plain oil. || Try it on the baby and see. d There is only one way to get the BEST. Look for our trade-mark! Trade-Mark. Scott & Bowne, Ltd., London, E. C. All Cliemista, 2/6 and 4/6. N E DINNEFORDS MAGNESIA The best remedy for Acidity of the Stomach, Heartburn, Headache, Gout and Indigestion; and the safest Aperient for delicate Constitutions) Ladie4 Children, and Infants. SOLD THROUGHOUT THE WOBLD. GOLD MEDALS, 1884-86. Used in the Royal Nurseries. tie BEST FOOD FOR INFANTS. SAVORY & MOORE, LONDON. In Tins, Is., 2s., 5s. and 10s. each. Obtainable everywhere. POLISHING—A PLEASURE ^^T,ia8TEPHENS0rS lu',It'E A M. -7 SOLD BY Cki &A Sole Proprietors, STEPHENSON BROS., Bradford. COCKLE'S PILLS. COCKLE'S PILLS. COCKLE'S PILLS. o In universal use since the dawn of the century. A tried and trusted family medicine, prescribed by medical men for the common ailments of every. day life, such as ACIDITY. HEARTBURN. INDIGESTION. BILIOUSNESS. SICK HEADACHE. DISORDERED LIVER. These famous Pills will keep you in perfect health the stomach clean, the bowels free, the liver active, the head clear, and the skin and complexion pure and free from blemish. IN USE FOR 92 YEARS. COCKLE'S PILLS. COCKLE'S PILLS. COCKLE'S PILLS. Cockle's Pills are purely vegetable- warranted free from mercury. Kay be hatt the United Kingdom, in Boxes at ISo 25. 9d., 4So 6d., its., and 225. Great Ormond Street. London, W.C. -lit P. DOBBINS, LICENSED HORSE SLAUGHTERER AND BLOOD AND BONE MANURE MANUFACTURER. Beat prices given for Dead and Worn-out Horses, Cows, etc., etc Prompt removal, civility, and cash payment. Distance no object. 200 Tons Blood and Bone MANURE for SALE. Guaranteed analysis. Write for circular and testimonials. WORKS: SALTNEY. and CAXAL SIDE, CHESTER. Telegraphic Address DOBBINS, Chester.' Telephone No. 123. All communication to be addressed to the Head Office, No. 14, Canal Side, Chester. P. DOBBINS, Sole Proprietor and Manager. PENNYP,OYAL ■ ■ 111 > JI &, STEEL 1J 11 C-OR IREM A LF- ii. QUICKLY CORRECT ALL IBSEGTrLABXTIES, BKMOVB AT.T. OBSTRUCTIONS, and relieve the distretsing tymptom* to prevalent with the sex. Boxes, 1/14 4 2/9 (oontains three times the quantity), of all Chemists. Sent anywhere on receipt of 15 or 34 stamps, by E. T. TO WIJE A Co., Manufacturers, Cryden St., Nottingham. ART METAL WORK IN GATES AND GRILLES. ? < IRON HURDLES, WIRE FENCING, FIELD GATES, CORRUGATED IRON ROOFING, &c. W. H. PEAKE & SONS, MANUFACTURERS, 25 & 27. SEEL STREET. LIVERPOOL. WORTH A GUINEA A BOX. DIE EC ABris PILLS FOR ALL Bilious and Nervous Disorders, SUCH AS SICK HEADACHE, CONSTIPATION, WEAK STOMACH, IMPAIRED DIGESTION, DISORDERED LIVER, & FEMALE AILMENTS. ANNUAL SALE SIX MILLION BOXES. In Boxes, 91d., Is. lid., and 2a. 9d. each, with full directions. The la. lid. box contains 56 pills. PREPARED ONLY BY THE PROPRIETOR THOS. BEECHAM, St. Helens, Lane. ol CIGARES DE JOY (Joy's C1"çarettts) afford immediate relief in cases of ASTHMA, WHEEZING, and CHRONIC BRONCHITIS. Appreciated by Physicians and sufferers all over the world. Easy to use, certain in effect, and harmless in action, they are recommended for use by young and old. May be had of all Chemists and Stores in Boxes of 35 at 2/6, or post free from WILCOX ft Co., 83, Mortimer St., London, W.
The Public should be on their guard against doctored' cocoas, of which there are many in the market. CADBTJRY'S Cocoa, being absolutely pure, stands all tests, the Medical profession and Press proclaiming its superiority as a delicious beverage and nutritious food. It should always be borne in mind that Cocoa must be pure and unadulterated— like CADBURY'S—to impart the utmost benefit. The Medical Annual says: A perfectly pure Cocoa, of the highest quality. The name CADBURY on any packet is a guarantee of purity.' 4 LIVERPOOL HALF HOLIDAY.—The question of a weekly half-holiday was discussed at a meeting of the Liverpool Grocers and Provision Merchants' Association on Tuesday. As the result of a lengthy debate it was agreed that shops should close at one o'clock on Mondays, commencing on the 20th inst., in all local districts except St. Michael's-in-the-Hamlet, where the existing Thursday half-holiday will continue. C, DEATH OF A WELSH COUNTY COURT JUDGE Judge David Lewis, of the Mid-Wales County Court Circuit, died early on Thursday, at the Pump-house Hotel, Llandrindod Wells. Judge Lewis was the son of Mr. John Lewis, of Swan- sea. After being called to the bar he joined the South Wales ckcuit, and was appointed a county court judge about five years ago. He bad been in ill-health for two years. SERIOUS CARRIAGE ACCIDENTWALES.—An alarming carriage accident, which might have been attended with loss of life, occurred at Abergele on Monday afternoon. A landau and pair belonging to Mrs. Nield, of Ashton-under- Lyne, but now staying at her Welsh seat, Brynhyfryd, Abergele, was standing outside the vicarage gate, when from some cause the animals took fright. They dashed along Water- street, and the hind wheels coming in contact with the gate of the Intermediate School, were, together with the axle, knocked clean out, and the coachman was thrown violently into the road, sustaining severe injuries. The horses continued their wild career, ultimately coming into contact with a telegraph pole on the Abergele bridge, where the landau was smashed to pieces, and the horses thrown to the ground and cut badly.
Agriculture. -ø'J "1. r- ,i" A WELCOME CHANGE. Changeable as the wind' and Changeable as the weather' are sayings known the world over, and the truth of which admits of no question, as those who are called upon to describe from week to week matters agri- cultural often experience to their discomfiture. The reality of this was, perhaps, nevar more fully borne in upon us than in the past week, which the agricultural press is bemoaning as a continued spollaf rainy weather through which we are passing,' when at the same time we had been enjoying one of the most delightful weeks vouchsafed to us during the summer, and which it is to be hoped is but the forerunner of what is known as a fine back end' of a few, if not many, weeks' duration. The welcome change came on Monday week, and since then, with the exception of a slight shower or two, we have had no wet to speak of. As a consequence, a good deal of corn has been ricked in fair condition. Of course, it goes without saying that much corn-particularly barley and oats-bas de- preciated in value through the rainy weather, both in grain and straw but it is to be hoped that when all is gathered in and reckoned up things will not turn out so bad as might have been expected, and the proportion of damaged wheat will be found to be small. We cannot, of course, have it all our own way, and while bright samples and best prices for corn may not gladden the hearts of the majority of growers, they must be thankful that fodder crops and roots are as well as they are. The country is full of grass again, and the outlook for graziers, stock-breeders, and dairymen is good, so far as winter keep is concerned. Fair progress has been made in ploughing the autumn stubbles, the land for the most part being in prime condition for this operation. THE CHEESE MARKET. The cheese markets were reported last week as steady, with no great amount of business doing. A South Cheshire correspondent writing in the Agricultural Gazette says;— It is now a foregone conclusion that the make of cheese this year will be much less than usual. It has long been argued that this would be the case now it is pretty well proved. At the Nantwich cheese fair a smaller quantity was pitched than has been shewn at the September fair for years. Values advanced some 10s. per cwt., and the farmers rejoiced in the better prospect for the autumn prices of 1897. A further evidence of the shortness of the milk yield is the good demand for milch cows. I am told on good authority that at the Crewe New Cattle Market a sum of over 9700 changed hands for dairy cattle alone. Six realised over X20 each, and sixteen over 917 each that must be considered remarkable for a local auction record. These two points, together with the universal complaint of the farmers, may be regarded as convincing evidence that we shall have to chronicle a less quantity of cheese made in Cheshire than pro- bably in any year since 1887." RE-BRANDING OF CHEESE. The Grocers' Journal writes :—" We have often to go from home for home news, and, therefore, it is not surprising that Canada should be the source whence we derive the information that an extensive system of fraud is being per- petrated on wholesale houses and the retail trade here by importers of American cheese, who scrape off the original marks and sub- stitute therefor well-known Canadian brands. There is some reason for the outcry raised on the other side over the matter, as the trade of the Dominion in an article which is bringing in vast revenues would be imperilled, if the practice referred to were a fact to be attested. We are very pleased, however, to be in a position to state that even if isolated instances have occurred where the importer has thought it worth his while to alter the marks for the sake of a few shillings extra profit, the practice is not general, or even frequent, and is con- demned by the responsible representatives of the trade." BOYCOTTS. The butchers' boycott in Scotland has ended on one point. In consequence of the resolute resistance of the farmers to the attempt to coerce them into taking part in the conspiracy against freedom of buying and selling, the butchers have been constrained to 'climb down' by withdrawing the pledge which they presump- tuously attempted to (force the farmers to sign. All that remains is to induce the auctioneers to withdraw from the position which they have occupied at the behest of the butchers, and to accept bids from all solvent buyers without distinction.—A singular dispute is in progress at Preston between cattle dealers and the Corporation owing to the Market Committee's refusal to alter the day of the cattle market from Saturday to Friday. Dealers have boy- cotted the Corporation lairages, and transact business in an adjoining field hired for the pur- pose. Only one cow was sent to a recent municipal market, and on Saturday week not a single beast was entered by the officials, though big business was done on the previous day in the temporary market. THE VALUE OF LUCERNE. Lord Stanley of Alderley has been conducting a series of experiments with lucerne on his estate at Penrhos, Holyhead, in accordance with the suggestions contained in an article by Mr. Walter Crosland, P.A.S.I., in the 1896 Christmas number of the Land Agents' Record. The results of Lord Stanley's experiments with this valuable fodder crop are stated in the following letter received by our contemporary The field is of loamy soil with clay subsoil, and was last year cropped with swedes, it having been previously well manured with farmyard manure. A small plot, 11 acres, was marked out, well cleaned, and sown broadcast, on May 1st, with 51b. of lucerne. The seed germinated quickly, but made slow progress for some time afterwards, and the crop was rather uneven. It was cut on the 3rd inst., and the crop on a portion was weighed green, the result being a weight of 3 tons 4cwt. 3qrs. to the acre. The same was afterwards weighed in a few days; the weight then was 1 ton 5cwt. to the acre, being reduced by more than one-half. The herbage was readily eaten by horses and cattle. One of the tenants on the estate has this year seeded down a 16-acre field, using 101b. of lucerne; and another a field of ten acres, using 81b., with the usual mixture of grasses and clovers, and it remains to be seen whether it will result in an improved pasture." BRITISH DAIRY FARMERS' SHOW. In the prize schedule for the twenty-second annual show of the British Dairy Farmers' Association, to be held at the Agricultural Hall, Islington, on October 19, 20, 21, and 22 next, classes have been set apart for Shorthorns, Jerseys, Guernseys, Red Polls, Ayrshires, Kerrys, and Dexters, and cows of other pure or cross breeds—to be judged both by inspection and by milking trials. Kerry and Dexter cows will compete together in the milking trials, but separately for the inspection prizes. In the heifer section there are classes for Jerseys, Guernseys, and any other British variety. This year there will be two butter tests for Jerseys, for those that have calved 100 days or over on October 19, and for those that have calved under that period. There will also be the usual butter tests for Shorthorns, and for cows of any other breed or cross. Bulls of proved descent from dams that have won prizes in milking trials or butter tests are provided for in four classes —those for Shorthorns, Jerseys, Guernseys, and any other breed. Besides the class awards there are the Barham Challenge Cup, for the cow gaining the greatest number of points in the milking trials, four champion cups offered by the Lord Mayor and Corporation of London in the milking trials, four champion cups offered by the president (Sir James Blyth) to be awarded by inspection, and the 'Blythwood' Challenge Bowl, also offered by Sir James Blyth for the best Jersey cow or heifer, in milk, in any of the classes, bred in Great Britain or Ireland. Entries close on September 20 for cattle, goats, and produce, and on September 29 for poultry, pigeons, and rabbits.
A service will be held at St. Chad's, Tushing- ham, at three o'clock on Thursday next, Sept. 16th, to dedicate the bells presented to the church in memory of the late Hon. Edward Kenyon by his relations and friends. CARTER" LITTLE BARTER'S LITTLE u LIVER PILLS. j] BEAUTIFUL TEETH all BEAUTIFUL TEETH Dose daily on the tooth ^PyprnT Small <* P8 Frlce S0Z0D0NT, N 1 Forty in a th« d«ntifrie» la th» r*—fK*< I vial. world. IVER c N 1 Forty in a th« d«ntifrie» la th» r*—fK*< I vial. world. Purely Vejet able. Cleanses the teeth and spaces T. between them as nothing else SaUoTcSenon.^d US fwUJ; Sound and pearly white Headaches promptly: and Jeetn, rosy lips, and fragrant wire them so a« to »tay cored, breath ensured. Obemut*. u. lid. Ask tor SOZODONT. 30. U,
CHESTER FOAL SHOW. «
CHESTER FOAL SHOW. « The fifteenth annual foal show under the auspices of the Chester Farmers' Club was held on Saturday at the Linen Hall. The event was favoured with beautiful weather, and there was a large attendance of farmers and gentle- men interested in horse-breeding around the enclosures during the afternoon. The entries numbered 112, a decrease of about ten compared with last year, and there was a distinct improve- ment all round in the quality of the animals shewn. This was particularly noticeable in the shires, which were by far the best lot ever shewn at Chester. Mention should first of all be made of the filly foals, among which the progeny of Mr. George Mullock's J.P. were especially successful, taking a first, third, and reserve cards. The same gentleman had entered a foal by the same sire which had won at the Cheshire Show, but as it had been sold in the interval to one of the gentlemen acting as judges cn this occasion, it was with- drawn from competition, and appeared in the ring for exhibition purposes only. The colt foals were also a very strong class, including several Birkenhead prize winners, while in the two-year-olds the first, third, reserve, and highly commended cards were carried off by the progeny of the Chester Club horse, Calwich Combination. The special prize of n offered by the Farmers' Club for the best colt foal by Nailstone Orthodox was secured by Mr. William Parker, of Handley, and that for the best filly foal, by Mr. Samuel Sherwin, Stapleford. The improvement in quality was not quite so noticeable in the light horses as in the shires, still there is an improvement 'year by year in this section, and on the present occasion the hackney class contained some particularly fine animals. The prize money won by Mr. J. W. Macfie, of Rowton Hall, one of the most enthu- siastic supporters of the show, was generously handed over to the tenant farmers. In the case of the executors of the late Mr. Chadwick, a similar course was adopted, the money being given in this instance to the club. The judging was entrusted to Messrs. It. Chapman and E. Mucklow (light horses), and John Stuart and Thomas Green (heavy horses), while the following gentlemen acted as stewards :—Messrs. W. E. Lea, W. W. Bower, J. Beecroft, and W. Dyke (light horses), T. J. Dutton, T. Moundfield, R. Jones and J. F. Pickering (heavy horses). The general arrangements were, as usual, efficiently carried out by the secretary (Mr. C. W. Dutton). THE LUNCHEON. A large company sat down to luncheon in a marquee erected on the ground, Mr. T. Moundfield, junr. vice-president of the club, occupying the chair. Mr. John Roberts, of Well House, Saltney, was absent owing to the illness of his wife. After the usual loyal toast, the Chairman proposed the healths of the judges, which was heartily received. Mr. E. Mucklow, in response, said it was now about six years since he came among them, and as regarded the heavy horse department he was very much struck by the distinct improvement in the exhibits. He expressed regret at the absence of Mr. Macfie, whose heart was in horse-breeding, and who did all he could to help the district as far as light horses were concerned.—Mr. John Stuart also replied.—Mr. Joseph Beecroft submitted the healths of the donors of the special prizes. He was sure Mr. Mucklow only expressed the views of every member of the Chester Farmers' Club in reference to Mr. Macfie, who not only gave these special prizes, but had allowed something like thirty farmers' mares to be served by his sires gratis. (Applause.) He thought Mr. Macne deserved every praise for this kind-hearted feeling he had shewn. They were also indebted to Mr. Storrar, Mr. Mullock, Mr. Chadwick, and others, who went in for heavy-horse breeding, and also to the members of the Cheshire Hunt, who had given them a subscription this year.- The toast was responded to by Mr. Mullock, and the Secretary read a letter from Mr. J. W. Macfie, who, writing from Midlothian, expressed regret at his inability to be present, and said: I hope the judges will be able again to express the opinion that there is an improvement in the quality of the exhibits both in the heavy and light horse sections. I am sending some entries, and should I be fortunate enough to win any prizes, I beg you to do the same as I have done before, and pass the prize-money on to the tenant farmers. ( Applause.) I am afraid I will not do anything this year, and will be truly pleased to be beaten by a tenant farmer. I trust there have been good entries for the hunter yearling class. I hope some day to see the farmers breeding nothing but the best class of shires, hunters, and hackney horses, and so it will be if the Chester Farmers' Club persevere in the same enter- prising way they have done in the past, and their experience in shires should give them every confidence and hope." The remaining toast was the health of the Secretary, proposed by Mr. Beecroft, who remarked that he could say without fear of contradiction that no club in the country had a better secretary than they possessed in Mr. C. W. Dutton. (Applause.) The toast was drunk with enthusiasm, and Mr. Dutton briefly replied. LIST OF AWARDS. The following were the awards CLASS A (agricultural colt foal).—1, r, and h c, P. Allen, Willaston; 2. Frederick Hall, Rowton; 3, T. J. Dutton, The Beeches, Saltney; c, Richard Dawson, Burton, Neston. CLASS B (agricultural filly foal).-i and 3, E. Evans, Belgrave, Chester; 2, J. Bentley, Stoak; r, John Hartahorne, Ecoleston h c, H. Moore, Moor-lane, Hawarden; c, T. J. Dutton, The Beeches, Saltney. CLASS C (agricultural colt or filly foal by any of Mr. Chadwick's horses), prizes given by the executors of the late Mr. Chadwick. 1, J. Bentley, Stoak, Chester; 2, r, and h c, P. Allen Willaston; 3, Frederick Hall, Rowton c, Joseph Hayes, Wervin, Chester. CLASS D (colt or filly foal by J.P.), prizes given by Mr. George Mullock, Poulton.-i and 2, E. Evans, Belgrave, Chester; r, John Hartshorne, Eccleston, Chester; h c, T. J. Dutton, The Beeches, Saltney. CLASS G (two-year-old agricultural gelding or filly).-I, Samuel Jones, Pool Hall, Little Sutton; 2, Thomas Buckley, Hatton; 3, George Denson, Picton; r, Joseph Beecroft, Duckington Grange, Malpas; h c, Benjamin Jones, Bretton, near Chester; c (twice), T. Dodd, Mollington, near Chester. CLASS H (yearling agricultural gelding or filly).-l, Mrs. Gaskell, Prenton, near Birken- head; 2, G. S. Brown, Bankfield, Eastbam; 3, W. Allen, Backford, near Chester r, S. Sherwin, Stapleford; h o, W. Parker, Stanney; c, W. Parker, Handley, near Chester. CLASS I (yearling agricultural entire colt).-I, Executors of the late S. B. Chadwick; 2, Henry Moore, Hawarden. CLASS J (hunter colt er filly foal).—1, Walter T. Gillham, Gorstella, Broughton 2, John Jones, Nag's Head, Farndon; 3, W. Fryer, Leighton Hall, Neston r, W. Jackson, Handley; h c, J. Bate, Golden Nook, Hargreave. CLASS K (roadster colt or filly foal).-I, 2, and r, J. W. Macfie, Rowton, Chester; 3, James Griffiths, Rake Farm, Hawarden; h c, W. Dyke, Pulford; c, T. Handley, Broughton. CLASS L (yearling hunter colt or filly), prizes given by a few hunting friends through Mr. J. Tyrer; exhibits to be bred and owned by bona-fide tenant farmers.—1, G. S. Brown, Bankfield, East- ham; 2, W. Parker, Stanney r, Walter S. Gillham, Gorstella, Broughton; h c, W. E. Lea Prior's Hey, Tarvin. CLASS M (yearling colt or filly foal by a registered hackney sire), prizes given by Mr. J. W. Macfie exhibits bred and owned by bona-fide tenant farmers. 1, James Griffiths, Rake Farm, Hawarden; 2, Joseph Jones, Doddleston; r, W. Williams, Blacon House Farm, Chester; h c, J. D. Dutton, Stud Farm, Whitby. CLASS N (two-year-old colt or filly foal by a registered hackney sire), prizes given by Mr. J. W. Macfie exhibits bred and owned by bona-fide tenant farmers. — 1, Jos. Hall, Birchdale, Frodsham 2, Thos. Minshall, Backford; r, Jos. Jones, Dodleston; h c, Thos. Mountfield, Jones' Farm, Kelsall. Special prize given by Mr. Storrar, jun., M.R.C.V.S., for the best colt or filly foal by High Sheriff.—1, T. Handley, Broughton; h c, Fred Lindop, Kinnerton. Special prizes given by Mr. Storrar, jun., for the best colt or filly foal by Lord Derwent.-I, W. Wainwright, Church Farm, Great Sutton; h c, M. Booker, Sealand.
How OUR TRADE IS PARALYSED. At Sir William Gray and Company's Central Ship- building Yard, West Hartlepool, on Saturday, notices were posted announcing the suspension of work at the end of this week consequent upon the prolonged stoppage in the marine engineering trade. A large number of new steamers are awaiting machinery which cannot be obtained. CLARKE'S B 41 PILLS are warranted to cure, in either sex, all acquired or constitutional Dis- charges from the Urinary Organs, Gravel and Pains in the back. Free from Mercury. Estab- lished upwards of 30 years. In boxes 4s. 6d. each, of all Chemists and Patent Medicine Vendors throughout the World, or sent for sixty stamps by the makers. The Lincoln and Midland Counties Drug Company, Lincoln.
2ND V. B. CHESHIRE REGIMENT.
2ND V. B. CHESHIRE REGIMENT. SHOOTING AT SEALAND. The annual shooting competition in connes- tion with this corps took place at the Range, Sealand, on Wednesday, under circumstances altogether favourable. When shooting com- menced, early in the morning, there was scarcely a breath of wind moving, but when the marks- men in the Gold Medal competition assembled at the 600 yards range a nasty fish-tail wind had got up, and this was the cause of the men fall- ing away at that range, after having shot well in the majority of instances at the shorter distances. The entries in the different compe- titions were in excess of those of last year, and the general shooting much better, although the gold medal then was won with 95 points, whereas now 92 was the highest. The reverse of this happened in the 'Ladies' Competition,' for while 61 captured the first prize last year, on this occasion there were no fewer than a dozen scores above that number. In the afternoon rain came down at intervals, but this did not delay the firing. It was a matter for regret that there was such a dearth of officers present, Captain Evans and Major Woolley being the only two who were in attendance. The adjutant visited the range in tha afternoon, but did not take part in the proceedings. The gold medal, which is looked upon as the blue ribbon of the meeting, was won by Arm.- Sergt. Parry, with a total of 92 points, Sergt. Red being second with 90, and Corpl. Simcock third with 89. This is the seventh time Sergt. Parry has won the gold medal, the first time he carried it off being twenty-five years ago. Captain Evans bad charge of the arrangements, and he was asoisted by Quartermaster-Sergeant Jones, and seven sergeants of the Depot Regi- ment, who kept the register, while Sergeant- Major Thomas and Sergeant-Instructor McGarvie had charge of the office work. Appended are the results:— GOLD MEDAL COMPETITION. 200. 500. 600. T'l. Arm.-Sgt. C. J. Parry, gold medal, badge, and £6 33.31.28 92 Sgt. A. J. Red, £ 4 29.32.29 90 Cpl. J. H. Simcock, £ 3 29 26.34 89 Sgt. C. Sconce, £ 3 22.214.171.124 Lee.-Cpl. F. A. Tennyson, £ 2 29.30.29 88 Sgt. E. Frost, X2 30.30.28 88 Sgt. F. E. Jones, £ 2 126.96.36.199 Cpl. J. Gorst, XI 10s. 30.26.30 86 Lee.-Cpl. J. K. Small, £ 110s 29.31.25 85 Col.-Sgt. F. T. Holland, £ 1 30.31.. 22 83 Cpl. G. H. Crawford, £ 1 30.20.. 31 81 Pte. E. Thompson, JE1 27.26.24 77 Cot-Sgt. A. Tennyson, Ll 24 29.. 22 75 Sergt. J. Day; XI 25 24 21 75 Private D. M. Roberts 15s 23.27 24 74 Private A. J. Gorst, 15s 26.24.. 24 74 Sergt. J. G. McNaught, 15s 26 26.22 74 Celour-Sergt. H. Anderson, 15s. 26.. 23 ..24 73 Q.-M.-Sergt. C. P. Jones, 15s 29.27.17 73 Private H. Dew, 15s 28.. 27.17 72 Private H. P. Richards, 10s 28 17 25 70 Sergt. A. Tennyson, 10s 28.25.16 69 Sergt. R. Williams, 10s 29 24 ,16 6t Private W. H. Sconoe, 103 19.26..23 68 Sergt. J. T. Tinkler, 10s. 188.8.131.52 Sergt. J. Jackson, 10s 27.25..16.68 Corpl. W. Lawrence, 10s 184.108.40.206 'LADIES OF CHESTER' HANDICAP. Hc'p Drill 200 500 Pts. Pts. Tl Pte. A. J. Gorst, silver watch .27.. 29. 9. 3.68 Sergt. J. H. Williams, £ 3 27.28 .10. 2.. 67 Corpl. J. Gorst, 12 12s. 6d 31.. 35. 0. 0.66 Corpl. G. H. Crawford, £ 212s.6d.31.. 34. 1. 0.66 Sergt. E. Frost, E2 12s. 6d 29 31. 4. 2.66 Sergt. J. Jackson, L2 12s. 6d. 30.24 ..12. 0.66 Col.-Sergt. F. T. Holland, C2 .30.30. 3. 2.65 Pte. E. Thompson, E2 30.28. 5. 2.. 65 Sergt. C. Sconce, £ 1 10s 30.32. 0.2. 64 Sergt. D. M. Roberts, £ 110s.25.29. 9. 0.63 Col.-Sergt. A. Tennyson, £1 5s.28.29. 5. 0.62 Corpl J. Hughes, Li 5s 26.. 27. 7. 2.62 Q -M.-S. C. P. Jones, £ 1 27.. 27. 5. 2..61 Q.M.S. C. J. Parry, 19s. 2d 30.30. 0. 0.60 Band-Sergt. R.Williams,19s. 2d..25.25. 8. 2.60 Private T. Hughes, 19s. 2d 18.. 25.14. 3.60 Lee.-Cpl. J. K. Small, 15s. 10d.29 28. 1. 1.59 Private T. Large, 15s. 10d 28 23 6.. 2.59 Lee.-Cpl. W. Jacks, 15s. 10d.25.24.10. 0.59 Sergt. A. J. Red, 13s. 6d.27.30. 0.1. 58 Sergt. J. Day, 13s. 6d 30.2<S. 2.. 0.58 Col.-Sergt. A. Davies, 13s. 6d.27.23. 8 0.58 Sergt. J. T. Tinkler, 13s. 6d- .24.. 25. 6. 3.58 Private H. Dew, lis. 3d 26 22. 7. 2.57 Cpl. J. H. Simcock, lls. 3d.29 28 0. 0.57 Cpl. T. Swain, lls. 3d 25.. 23. 9. 0.57 Pte W. J. Jones, lis. 3d. 17.24.14. 2 57 Sergt. J. G. McNaught, 9s. 6d.24 19.11. 2.56 Sergt. F. E. Jones, 9s. 6d 31.. 25. 0. 0 ..56 Pte. T. Hughes, 9s. 6d 26.25. 5. 0..56 Pte. B. Hughes, 9s. 6d.25.22. 7. 2.56 Pte. W. F. Youde, 9s. 6d 21.21.12. 2.56 Sergt. A. Tennyson, 7S. 6d 27.22.. 5. 1.55 Pte. F. Pixton, 3s. 9d 24.19.10. 0.53 Pte. C. Harrington, 3s. 9d 22.. 21. 8. 2.53 BATTALION CHALLENGE CUP. 200 500 Tl. Lance-Corpl. G. Farrell, cup and X4.. 32.35 67 Sergt. A. J. Red, £ 3 33.33 66 Colour-Sergt. T. Davies, £ 2 32 ..32 64 Major T. Woolley, £ 1 33 31 64 Sergt. W. B. Cooper, £ 1 32 31 63 Sergt. C. Sconce, 15s 30.32.62 Lance-Corporal J. K. Small, 155. 32.30.62 Sergt. W. H. Harvey, 10s. 30.31.61 Sergt. J. A. Rushton, 10s 30 31 61 Colour-Sergt. F. T. Hollan 31.30.61 Corporal F. Davies, 10s. 29.31.60 Quartermaster-Sergt. C. P. Jones, 10s. 26.32.58 RECRUITS' PRIZES.-100 Yards. Private A. J. Gorst, gi 32 Private N. Small, 15s 31 Private D. A. Dunlop, 10s 31 Private G. Marsland, 7s. 6d. 26 Private T. Hughes, 5s 26 Private F. T. Davies, 5s 24 Private J. Moulton, 5s 24 Private H. Barley, 5s 23 Private C. W. Bernott, 5s. 23 Private W. G. Wright, 5s 23 Private C. T. Holtan, 5s 23 Private J. Douglas, 5s 22 Private C. Sconce, 4s 22 Private C. G. Barrow, 3s. 6d NURSERY PRIZES-200 Yards. Points. Private N. Small, £ 2 31 Private F. Pixton, El 30 Private A. J. Gorst, 15s. 26 Private J. Culliford, 10s 25 Private A. Douglas, 10s 23 Lance-Corpl. J. C. Jones, 7s. 6d 23 Private G. Marsland, 7s. 6d 22 Private H. P.Richards, 7s. 6d. 21 Bandsman T. Hughes, 7s. 6d 20 Bugler W. H. Moss, 5s 20 Corpl. J. Ganders, 5s 20 Private D. A. Dunlop, 5s 19 CHESTER TRADESMEN'S COMPETITION. Corporal J. Gorat. 47 Corporal G. H. Crawford 46 Quartermaster-Sergeant C. J. Parry. 45 Private N. Small 45 Sergeant C. Sconce 44 Major T. Woolley 44 Lance-Corporal Williams 44 Private D. A. Dunlop. 44 Lance-Corpl. J. K. Small 44 Sergeant F. E. Jones 43 Corporal J. H. Simcock 43 Private S. Whiteley 42 Sergeant E. Frost 42 Colour-Sergeant H. Anderson 42 Sergeant J. Day 42 Sergeant A. Tennyson 42 Sergeant A. J. Red 41 Private T Hughes 40 Lance-Corporal F. A. Tennyson 40 Sergeant J. H. Williams 40
SHOOTING COMPETITION NEAR WREXHAM.— The annual shooting competition in connection with the F (Gwersyllt) Company of the 1st Volunteer Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers took at the Wilderness range, near Wrexham, on Friday, the ranges being 200 and 500 yards. The following were the principal prize-winners S. J. Ellis, 65; E. Edwards, 63; Major Sparrow, 61; Ellis Evans, 60; R. Ellis, 59; Wm. Jones, 59; E. Newton, 58; G. H. Whitehouse, 56; J. M'Pherson, 55; J. Matthias, 52; C. Lea, 52; J. Davies, 51; J. C. Gittins, 51; W. Harris, 51: E. Dodd, 51. 2ND (EARL OF CHESTER'S) V.B. CHESHIRE REGIMENT.—Headquarters, Chester, 8th Sept., 1897. Regimental orders by Colonel J. Ashton, commanding. 1. The following having appeared in the London Gazette of the 3rd inst., is published for information :—2nd (Earl of Chester's) V.B. Cheshire Regiment— Quartermaster C. Edwards is granted the honorary rank of captain. 2. As the bat- talion is about to be supplied with the magazine rifle, it is requested that all members having in their possession any of the following articles, viz., Martini-Henry rifles, bayonets, jags, or sight protectors, will return them into the armoury at once. The above articles are ot no use to anyone, and by keeping them will involve a great expense to the corps, as all deficiencies will have to be paid for. 3. There will be third, second, and first class firing on Wednesdays and Saturdays, up to the 28th inst. The Range will be closed after that date. By order (signed), R. J. TURTON, captain, adjutant 2nd V.B. Ches. Regt. 1ST CHESHIRE AND CARNARVONSHIRE VOLUN- TEER ARTILLERY.—Regimental Orders by Lieut. Colonel and Colonel H. T. Brown, commanding. Headquarters, Chester, 9th September, 1897 :— 1. Gun Practice: All members who were not in camp, or who have not attended a gun practice this year, must arrange to attend at Aber on Saturday, the 18th inst. This will be the last practice this year, and members failing to take this opportunity will be called on to make good the capitation grant, viz., 35s. 2. Equip- ment Great inconvenience is caused by members not returning their equipment into store, and by the sergeants not completing and returning the clothes rolls to the Quartermaster. 3. Drills and duties for next week: At the Drill Hall, in plain clothes, at 7.30 p.m., on Tuesday, the 14th, and Thursday, the 16th, repository and signalling. Orderly Officer: Captain F. J. Bonnalie. Orderly Sergeant: Sergeant J. Sconce.—By order (signed), ED. FOUNTAIN, Acting Adjutant, 1st C. and C.V.A. HAWARDEN VOLUNTEERS AT THE CAERGWRLE RANGE. — The annual prize shooting of the Hawarden Company, 2nd V.B. R.W.F., was held on the Caergwrle range on Monday, The weather was very favourable, the light good, and but little wind. The range was in charge of Sergeant-Major Holden, and during the day the company was visited by Major J. H. Sparrow. Results :—Recruits' prizes (ten shots, five kneeling and five prone) Private R. H. Pickering, 42; Private J. Bunnion, 39; Private R. Jones, 33; Private J. Davies, 32 Private J. Catherall, 27. Good attendance prizes (five shots at 200 and 500 yards): Corporal Gordon Bailey, 42; Private S. Bailey, 42; Private T. Reynolds, 40; Private R. Griffiths, 36; Private H. Darbyshire, 35; Sergeant J. Darbyshire, 34; Private W. Walker, 34; Private G. Chamberlain, 28. Enrolled members' prizes (seven shots at 200, 500, and 600 yards): Sergeant Gordon Bailey, 96; Sergeant H. Jones, 86; Private J. Fairhurst, 81; Corporal D. Davies, 79; Corporal G. Warner, 72. The aggregate prize was won by Sergeant Gordon Bailey with the excellent total of 96.
FLINT TOWN COUNCIL. »
FLINT TOWN COUNCIL. » The quarterly meeting of this Council was held on Tuesday evening, the Mayor (Mr. S. K. Muspratt) presiding, With reference to the dispute between the Corporation and the Flint- shire County Council as to the amount to be paid towards the cost of the maintenance of the main roads within the borough, the Clerk (Mr. Henry Taylor) read a letter from the Local Government Board stating that one of their inspectors would hold an enquiry on the subject. PUBLIC RIGHTS ON PANTON COP. Alderman T. W. HUGHES, in moving the adoption of the minutes of the Highway Com- mittee, remarked that a deputation waited upon the Holywell Parish Council at Bagillt as to the crossing at Panton Cop, and their report was read at the last meeting of the committee. He believed that Council were almost unani- mous in supporting the Holywell Parish Council with regard to claiming a public footpath along the Panton Cop. The matter had come before the Holywell District Council, who wanted something more than a resolution. They wanted from that Council, or from the Holywell Parish Council, something definite to support the claim. It seemed to him there would be no difficulty whatever in getting plenty of evidence, for he had spoken to many people who had lived there all their lifetime, and everyone was of the same opinion, that it was a public footpath. Under these cir- cumstances, he thought the Flint Corporation ought to support the Holywell Rural District Council in their efforts to keep the footpath open to the public. It was one of the most interesting walks in the neighbourhood, and as they had not too many ways to the seaside, they ought to retain what they possessed at present.—Mr. Shem Davies seconded.—Alder- man Joseph Hall said there had been a free way there for the last 50 or 60 years, indeed, from time immemorial, and he thought they should resist to the utmost the attempt of the L. and N.-W. Railway Company to deprive the public of it.—The resolution was carried. HEAVY ELECTION EXPENSES. Mr. ROBERT JONES had given notice of motion that the same scale of charges be adopted at the forthcoming municipal election as in County Council elections. He said that last November it seemed to be the general wish of the Council that a revision of the expenses in connection with the municipal election should be made. It was in no niggardly spirit that he introduced this question. He thought those in charge of elections should be well paid, but it was a self-evident fact that election expenses of nearly X20 in the small town of Flint were a very extravagant item. In the old halcyon days of Flint, no doubt such extravagance would be cheerfully borne, but now business was bad it behoved them to economise in small matters as well as great. Inasmuch as he had not obtained the necessary information about the scales of charges in force at County Council elections, he could not propose the motion standing in his name, but he suggested that it should be brought forthwith under the consideration of the Finance Committee.—The matter was eventually referred to the General Purposes Committee, consisting of the whole of the members of the Council. THE DEE ESTATE SCHEME. A QUESTION OF RATABLE VALUE. During a discussion on the fisheries question (reported in another column of the Observer), Alderman T. Ryan said if the great project con- nected with Mr. Hooley's name was brought about, he thought the greatest portion of the docks it was proposed to construct would be within the rating area of that parish. At present he thought there was land there which might be included in their ratable value.—The Town Clerk stated that the boundary of the borough of Flint was co-terminous with the boundary of the county of Flint. The county of Flint was created by King Edward I., and so was the borough of Flint. The charter of the borough said the boundaries should bo down to the waters of the Dee. The waters of the Dee at the time the charter was granted by Edward I. ran on the Cheshire side, and so it was held in the great lawsuit between the late Lord Hanmer and the Crown. The law courts then decided that the county of Flint ran to the channel of the river Dee as it existed in King Edward's time, and therefore he should contend, and always had contended, that the borough boundary on the north side extended right across to Cheshire. Alderman Ryan said he would raise the matter at the General Purposes Committee. It seemed an open question now, and might form a ground of dis- pute later on.—The Clerk I daresay Cheshire may dispute it hereafter.—Alderman Dyson considered that the question of ratable value might very well be left in the hands of the guardians. I
SUDDEN DEATH OF CANON EDWARDS, OF RUABON.—We regret to record the decease of Canon Edwards, who died suddenly on Wednes- day at Ruabon Vicarage. He had been in failing health for some time, and underwent a long course of baths at Llandrindod Wells, his parochial duties being undertaken by his brother, the Bishop of St. Asapb, who resided at Ruabon Vicarage, and for many months was both bishop and vicar. After recruiting, Canon Edwards returned, and temporarily undertook parochial duties pending the arrival of his successor, the Rev. E. Roderick, Mold. Canon Edwards was busily engaged among his parishioners on Tuesday, and attended a meeting at Wrexham. He was a strong educationist, and took special interest in the disestablishment question. He was thirty-five years vicar of Ruabon. The funeral took place at Ruabon on Saturday. The chief mourners were Mrs. Elphinstone Erskine (daughter), Miss Marie Edwards (daughter), Mrs. Tizard (daughter), Mrs. Green (daughter), Mrs. James Lewis (sister), the Bishop of St. Asaph and the Rev. W. Edwards (brothers), Mr. E. W. W. Edwards (son), General Erskine, Commander Tizard, and Mr. H. Green (sons-in-law). Among those also present were Sir W. W. Wyun', Colonel H. R. Hughes, Colonel Creek, Depot, Wrexham; Sir R. E. Egerton, Mrs. Owen Slaney Wynne, the Revs. Canon Trevor Owen, Llangedwyn; Canon Fletcher, Wrexham; E. M. Roderick, Ruabon; J. W. Unwin, Overton; L. D. Jenkins, Penycoe; A. L. Taylor, Ruabon T. H. Evans, Minera; Ll. Wynne Jones, Wrex- ham; Dan Davies, Brymbo; Chesshyr Walker, Ruabon; J. W. Thomas, Rhosymedre; T. Pritchard, Rhos; H. Williams, Pontyfodog; W. Edwards, Bangor; and T. LI. Griffith, Deal; Mr. Peter Ormrod, Mrs. E. Lloyd, Edwards, Trevor Mr. E. Lloyd Jones, Rhorymedre; Dr. Lawton, Ruabon; and Mr. T. E. Bushby, Trevor. Among those who sent wreaths were I the Dowager Lady Williams Wynn and Lady Williams Wynn.
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