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THIS DAY'S TELEGRAMS. AN INCORRIGIBLE GAOL BIRD. William Cooper, aged 32, who has spent 24 years in prison for various offences, WPS, at the Old Bailey, to-day, sentenced to four years' penal servitude for stealing two gold bracelets. THE 'POLISH PRINCE' IN TROUBLE. At Westminster Police Court, to-day, a foreigner, who has been passing as a Polish prince and a French count, was committed for trial charged with defrauding hotel keepers and tradesmen. The accused was arrested at the Hotel Belgravia. A THAMES PIER ADRIFT. During high tide, on the Thames, this morning, the pier at Westminster Bridge used for steamboat traffic broke from its moorings and sank. The lightermen on duty were rescued with great difficulty. SLEEPING IN A LOCKED BEDROOM. FATAL WARNING. At East Grinstead, this morning, fire broke out at the residence known as The Hermitage, and the occupier, Mrs. J. W. Field, an American lady, was suffocated. Deceased, who was in the habit of being locked in her bedroom at night, was found dead by her servant. DEATH OF A TOWN CLERK. Mr. Herbert Bramley, Town Clerk of Sheffield, died at Brussels yesterday, while on holidays. A BIG RISE IN WAGES. The Press Association says the report of the Labour Department of the Board of Trade on changes in wages and hours of labour shews that the nett result of the changes recorded in 1396 was a rise of wages amounting in the aggregate to nearly E27,000 weekly. This was chiefly accounted for by the general rise of wages in the engineering and shipbuilding trades, though the increase was shared more or less by all important groups. This increase in wages was equivalent to an average advance of 10id. per week in the wages of 607,654 workpeople affected last year. There was a reduction of the hours of labour amounting in the aggregate to 78,533 per week. NEW FIELD FOR BRITISH TRADE. The autumnal meeting of the Chambers of Commons opened at Middlesbro to-day. Sir Stafford Northcote, M.P., presided, and his most important reference was to a projected Govern- ment inquiry into the possibility of extending British trade with South and Central America. The meeting subsequently unanimously agreed to co-operate with the Government in this matter, the details to be arranged with the Board of Trade. OUR FOREIGN RIVALS IN TRADE. MR. CHAMBERLAIN'S INVESTIGATION. IMPORTANT RESULTS. The Press Association states that Mr. Chamberlain in November, 1895, issued a despatch to the governors of the colonies with the object of ascertaining the extent to which the generally alleged displacement of British by foreign goods was really taking place in the Colonial markets, and to-day a Blue Book is issued, giving replies from every quarter. The general conclusions to be drawn from these are that in the best classes of goods and in the capacity to put the best possible article in the market the British manufacturer is still supreme. There are exceptions to this rule, chiefly in the case of machinery and tools of certain patterns, and in favour of the United States. A great portion of the general Colonial market is not a market for the best class of goods, and the returns shew that it is here where the foreign manufacturer is coming in. The danger is that a certain proportion of the better class trade may be diverted to the foreign competitor in cheap goods. THE INDIAN FRONTIER RISINGS. FORT CAPTURED BY THE ENEMY. On Sunday night an overwhelming body of the enemy attacked the Saragari post on the Samana range, which was held by 21 men of the 36th Sikhs. They held out for over six hours, when the enemy effected an entrance by escalade and captured the post. It is feared that all the garrison were killed.
'THE WORLD' AND MR. MOSS. 0 The most noticeable point in connection with the address of Mr. Samuel Moss, the Radical candidate, to the electors of East Denbighshire (says tc-day's World), is its practical resurrec- tion of the entire Newcastle programme.' Welsh Disestablishment figures in it as a matter of course; but there are also to be found Irish Home Rule, 'One Man One Vote,' and almost all the other items of the ill-fated catalogue which brought the party to such dire disaster two years ago. The existing arrangement appears to be that, while the Opposition, as a party, prudently refrains from committing itself to any definite policy wbatever,individual by-election candidates are tree to do their own programme-spinning in the manner most suited to the constituency to which they happen to be making their appeal. From the candidate's point of view, the system has no doubt a good deal to commend it; but it may not seem quite so admirable to electors who remember that the pledges of the individual, by which their votes are secured, are as likely as not to be repudiated in due course by the party as a whole.
At the Clyde shipyards in connection with the engineering dispute, the staffs have been further diminished, and the shipbuilders are dismissing men in large batches. The Co-operative Wholesale Society, it is announced, have decided to make a grant of X3,000 to the funds of the engineers. From Birmingham it is reported that large orders for machinery and fittings have been placed with German firms. The 600th anniversary of the Battle of Stirling was commemorated on Monday at Stirling. Speaking at a banquet in the evening, Lord Rosebery said that but for Wallace Scot- land might now have been a neglected district, and the centuries of which they were so proud might have passed heedlessly over a dark and unknown province. Wallaee was in truth the champion who stood forth and made, or re- made, the Scots as a nation. A serious motor-car accident occurred in the Singleton district, near Blackpool, on Sunday. A number of visitors were being taken by the Blackpool Motor-car Company for a run in the country, when, on turning a corner on the down gradient, the car overturned, throwing all the occupants into the road. The driver had to be taken away in a cab, and some of the passengers complaining of injuries were similarly attended to. The lamp, brake, and eide of the car were smashed, and one tyre was clean cut in two. ALLEGED EMBEZZLEMENT.—The Northwich magistrrites have granted a warrant for the arrest of Robert Yeomans, on a charge of embezzling 970 belonging to the Leeds and Leicester Boot Company. For several years Yeomans had been the manager of the com- pany's Northwich branch. It is alleged that he left the shop with some money which he should have banked. The safe was subsequently forced open, and found to be empty. The total defalcations cannot be ascertained until stock- taking is completed. It is believed that Yeomans has got out of the country.
Sorting* WARWICK MEETING.—TUESDAY. TOWN PLATE.—Reprobate, 1; Light of the Harem gelding, 2; Bagpipe, 3. Eight ran. WARWICK HANDICAP.-Opoponax, 1; Angelot, 2; Gawsworth II, 3. Ten ran. MEMBERS' PLATE.—Spanish Beauty, 1; Chute d'Eau, 2; Larkhill, 3. Ten ran. COUNTY SELLING PLATE.—Starch, 1; Edie Hopson, 2; Merioneth, 3. Eleven ran.
punting. OPENING OF THE SOUTH CHESHIRE CUBBING SEASON. The South Cheshire cubbing season opened on Tuesday under the most favourable con- ditions, for although rain fell sharply in the early morn, there was only a slight shower or two during the five hours the proceedings lasted. The tryst was Marley Moss, some four and a half miles from Whitchurch, and the hour eight o'clock, which was altered from 5.30. Quite a representative gathering included Mr. H. R. Corbet (the master, who had been the guest overnight of Mr. C. H. Poole, of Marbury Hall), Mr. Reggie Corbet, Mr. C. H. Poole, Mr. Walter Starkey, Mrs. King (Sound Cottage), Miss M. Mackinnon (Handsworth, Birmingham), Colonel Rivers Bulkeley, Mr. R. and Miss Rasbotham (Ebnal Grange), Messrs. G. B. and T. Hornby (of Nantwich), Miss Broadbent (Chester), Mr. C. Parsons (Malpas), Mr. W. D. Haswell (Bickerton), Mr. Herbert Manley, Mr. Dodd (Hurst Green), Mr. Hitchen (Qaoisley), Messrs. Lakin (Marbury Old Hall), &c. The first three-quarters of an hour was spent in the Moss Cover, but although hounds gave tongue pretty well, they were not able fo account for either of the two cubs that it held, while the mater' bad made herself scarce soon after hounds were put in. In the Pool Hook covert, a short distance away, were four of the same family, including the pater,' who soon left the youngsters to fight their own battle. Hounds bustled them smartly about for over an hour in and just outside the cover, and in the end one got to ground and hounds accounted for another and quickly put him out of sight. A return to Moss Cover, where a cub had been left, was unavailing, and on the way te Marbury Hall a cub was started from the square covert, and ran over Mr. Lakin's farm, and crossing the road near the Marbury Hall Lodge, ran into the cover below the hall, and at the end of a sharp encounter was pulled down. Cub life in the hall covert, the big wood, and the dingles, was fairly plentiful, and until close on one o'clock the game merrily proceeded, although outsiders did not participate much in the fun. One cub went to ground, and four men were left to dig him out, while another fell a prey to the pack. Thus ended a most satis- factory opening. MEETING AT CHOLMONDELEY. In weather of the most charming description the South Cheshire hounds met on Saturday morning at Cholmondeley Castle. The gather- ing was a large and fashionable one, and included Mr. H. R. Corbet (the master), the Marquis and Marchioness of Cholmondeley, Lord Rock Savage, Lord Cholmondeley, Lady Lettice Cholmondeley, Mrs. Wilson, of Stolong Toft, Suffolk; Lieut.-Col. Rivers Bulkeley, Mr. Walter Starkey, Mr. and Mrs. St. John Charlton, Mr. J. and Miss Howard (Broughton Hall), Lady Margaret Gore, Mr. A. N. Hornby, Mr. R. and Miss Rasbotham (Ebnal Grange), Mr. R. L., Mrs., the Misses, and Mr. J. Green- shields (the Beeches, Malpas), Miss Copeman (Bormere), Mr. and Mrs. A. King (Sound Cottage), Mrs. J. D. Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Byrd (Broxton), Mr. H. P. Brassey (Edge), Miss Broadbent (Chester), Mr. W. D. Haswell (Bickerton), Mr. Evan Langley (Bickley), Mr. C. Parsons, Mr. Jones, junr. (Hampton Hall). Mr. Weaver (Carden), Mr. A. A. Ethelston, Mr. Jordison, junr. (Malpas), &c. The initial draw was the pleasure grounds, but they were blank. In the Long Plantation, however, the hounds quickly got away with one, which, having run the full length of the covert, made across the Temple Field, up the bank, and into what is known as the Mare Piece, and there he got the victory. In Brett's Moss were a family of five. One was seen to steal away towards the castle, while another was followed by hounds part way through the park, and was making in the direction of Chorley, when hounds divided. They were soon got together again, after which a return was made to Brett's Moss. Soon getting away with a fine cub, they ran him to the high road where, being baulked, he doubled back and made tracks for home. Scent subsequently failed, and hhad to be given up after a very fast and enjoyable gallop. Returning to the park, hounds started a cub from the Mare Piece, and at the end of a ring through the woods he stole into The Laurels, where hounds ran into him. No sooner, however, had they killed him than another cub crossed their path, and preferring sport even to blood, they followed and, eventually succeeded in accounting for him, and he was broken up, nearly the whole field being present at the time. The Marquis of Cholmondeley was presented with the bnish, a souvenir of the first conquest of the aaaaoa on his estate.
MINERS SHOT DOWN. 0 TWENTY-ONE KILLED, FORTY WOUNDED. SERIOUS AFFAIR IN AMERICA. A deplorable affair happened in the heart of the Pennsylvania mining region on Friday. A large body of strikers, all of whom were natives of Hungary, Poland, and Italy, set out for a town named Hazelton, with a view of inducing men who remained at work at the neighbouring town of Lattimer to come out.' The County Sheriff swore in a number of 'deputies,' and barred the road. The foreign workmen, who did not understand their legal position and were ignorant of English, did not disperse at the Sheriff's summons. That official thereupon read the Riot Act. Immediately afterwards the 'deputies' fired into the crowd, killing 19 and wounding about 40 more. The Sheriff asserts that he was knocked down and trampled on before he gave the order to fire in the air. This had no effect on the crowd, and the deputies' were then ordered to fire into them, with the result stated. The miners who were killed and wounded were mostly Poles and Hungarians. The great majority of the workers in the mines there- abouts are Slavs, and are, as a rule, densely ignorant. The shooting of their compatriots has aroused them to a furious pitch, and they make threats of dire vengeance. Four thousand Pennsylvania State troops have been called out by the Governor for duty in the disturbed region to prevent the threatened outbreak. The presence of the soldiers may cow the strikers, but, on the other hand, may, as has happened on several memorable occasions, only further enrage them, and lead to still greater trouble. The excitement among the miners, and the feeling of indignation throughout the country, has been intensified by the dis- covery that sixteen of the strikers were shot in the back, while fleeing unarmed from the deputies. The New York Journal says :—"The shooting of the miners was official murder, and the whole nation is horrified by the unprovoked slaughter. In no European country, except Russia and Turkey, would troops fire with so little provocation." The Journal demands the summary punishment of the perpetrators. Al- ready warrants for the arrest of the sheriff and his deputies have been issued.
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CRICKET. BOUGHTON HALL V. WINNINGTON PARK.— Played at Winnington Park on Saturday, and won in most brilliant style by the visitors, for whom C. D. Long played a magnificent innings of 105 not out. The Boughton Hall innings took only one hour and twenty minutes. Fine cricket was also played by the Rev. L. Hamilton and R. L. Roberts. Score:— WiHiriHGioif PA&K. BOUGHTON HALL. Eev J Burrough c E L CD Long not out 105 Roberts b F M Jones .12 B L Roberts c Starkey b R Denton c Hack c do.19 Lewis 34 on Lac Rev L Hamilt b H k 64 W Jones b Freeman 4 C H Brunner b Hack 1 J Hampson run out 6 W Turton b R L Roberts.22 F M Jones c Barker b H Freeman not out 30 Freeman 1 G Barker b Hack 4 S Swire b Freeman 8 J Starkey not out 0 P Roberts did not bat Innings declared closed. E Hodkinson Innings declared closed. E Hodkinson I J P Douglas H Hack J C Trampleasure do Extras 12 | Extras .10 Total. 164 Total .168 BOUGHTON HALL (AN ELEVEN) V. CAPTAIN FRANCIS' ELEVIEN.-Played at Boughton Hall on Friday afternoon. Score :— BOUGHTON HALL. I CAPT. FRANCIS' XI. A D Phillips b Richards ..15 E J Hughes c & b Tram- E Hodkinson b Richards. 0 pleasure .61 J P Douglas c & b HugheslO W S Gillespie b Tram- R L Roberts not out 102 pleasure 11 A Shrubsole run out 14 J Richards b R L Roberts 3 J C Trampleasure not out57 C Christopherson lbw b P Roberts did not bat. R L Roberts 0 C (i Logan. I A H Williamson b R L il 'fait Roberts 0 W (juayle „ Birch not out 62 H Greenhouse OF Francis run out 8 I J L Francis b R L Rob'ts 0 R Logau c Hodkinson b Trampleasure 0 M A Francis b R L Rob'ts 3 T SimpsonbTrampleasure 3 Extras 7 Extras 10 Total 205 Total 185
SATURDAY'S FOOTBALL. Football on Saturday shewed a considerable improvement, although for the purposes of the game the weather was a trifle too warm. Chester visited Chirk, and a fast game resulted. The visitors opened strongly, and but for some fine saves by the Chirk custodian would have gone clean away. Then Chirk attacked, and after some stubborn play put on the first goal, the visitors' custodian being beaten by a long shot from James, the Chirk centre. Very shortly afterwards the Welshmen got the ball through twice, and at half-time led by three goals to none. The Cestrians exhibited plenty of staying power in the second half, and played up much better. They met with a fine defence, however, on only one occasion eould they get through. Thus they came away defeated by three goals to one, the game having been an interesting one. Altogether both teams shewed capital form, and the future of the Cestrians, in spite of Satur- day's defeat, which can be taken as one of the fortunes-or misfortunes-of war, seems rosy.— Northwich had a bad time of it with the Stoke team, on the ground of the former, being beaten to the tune of seven goals to two. The results of other Combination matches were :— Rock Ferry 4, Dresden 0; Wrexham 5, Druids 2; White Star Wanderers 4, Tranmere Rover's 2; Garston Copper Works 0, Crewe Alexandra 0. As was the case on the previous Saturday, the whole of the League clubs were engaged. Aston Villa journeyed to Nottingham, and there met the re-instated County club. On form, of course, a victory for the champions was practically assured, but it was not forgotten that when the clubs met in the second round of the Association Cup last season the Villa only won by two goals' to one, after Notts had been playing for some time with ten men. Notts on Saturday shewed that the confidence of their supporters was by no means misplaced. They led at half-time by two goals to one, and up to within a few minutes of the close appeared to have the game well in hand. Devey equalised matters, however, a minute from time, and in less than another half minute Cowan added the winning goal. The narrow escape of the Villa, following their narrow victory over West Bromwich Albion at Aston, suggests that their strength has been somewhat over-estimated, and that they will have to shew considerable improvement if they are going to equal their record of last year. Everton seem to be similarly situated. They commenced well by scoring a victory over Bolton Wanderers, but they were trounced by Derby County on Saturday to the extent of five goals to one. Everything, of course, pointed to the victory of the Liverpool club, despite the fact that whereas they had lost some of their prominent players, Derby, playing on their own ground, were able to practically put last season's team in the field, the only notable absentee being Robinson. Wolverhampton Wanderers failed to maintain the fine form they had displayed in their two previous matches, and lost to Sunderland by the margin of a goal. It was a creditable per- formance, however, considering that the Northerners had previously beaten Sheffield Wednesday at Olive Grove, and that they had the advantage of playing on their own ground. It quite justifies the hope of the Midlanders, in fact, that they will this season occupy a promi- nent position in the table. Blackburn Rovers and Notts Forest shew no improvement, but Bury have restored confidence by a victory over Sheffield Wednesday of three goals to nothing. Sheffield United beat Stoke, as they were expected to do, but at Anfield Liverpool were only able to make a draw of it against Preston North End.
CHESTER BOATMEN'S JUBILEE REGATTA. A Jubilee regatta organised by Mr. Storr, managing director of the Chester Boat Company, was held on the river Dee on Wednesday. Great interest was manifested in the event by the watermen who participated in it, and it is hoped to make the regatta an annual one, and throw it open to all the watermen employed in the Groves. The course was from the Waterworks corner to the Suspension Bridge, about half a mile, and some exciting races were witnessed. The arrangements in connection with the event were admirably carried out by Mr. A. Taylor. Details: SCULLS (FINAL): E. Arthur v. J. Smith.—A good race to Cook and Arthur's, when Smith, losing his sliding seat, allowed Arthur to gain half-a-lengtb, he ultimately winning by that distance. PAIRS (FINAL) S. Smith v. J. Green's Crew. —Green dashed of with the faster stroke and gained a slight advantage, but Smith, keeping a long swinging stroke, wore his opponents down, and spurting at the boathouse won a good race by a length. FOURS (FINAL) Green's v. S. Smith's crew.— This was a good race to the Royals' boathouse, but both crews were as near as possible level, owing to the coxswains rounding the bend too wide. The oars clashed, and a foul being claimed the umpire (Mr. Storr) ordered the crews to row again the following evening. In the postponed race on Thursday evening both crews raced level to the Royal Chester boat- house, when Smith made a spurt and forging ahead finished a winner by half-a-length. EIGHTS (FiNAL).-These were made up of all the competitors, two crews stroked respectively by S. Smith and E. Arthur, and resulted in a good race, both crews being level at the boat- house, but Smith's crew lasting the longest won a good race by 8ft. The prizes were distributed to the winning crews immediately after the last race by Mr. Storr. who had kindly officiated as umpire from the company's electric launch Volta. He addressed a few remarks to each prize-winner, hoping he would make good use of the money his crew had won, and so merit the support of the subscribers in the future.—Mr. Walter Cook proposed a vote of thanks to the Royal Chester R.C. members, for their kindness in granting the use of their boats, also for the members' generous support financially; also to Mr. Taylor for his trouble in starting the crews and interest in the arrangements. The whole of the competitors sat down to a cold collation in the R.C.R.C. committee-room, before and after the racing, to which they appeared to do full justice.
BILLIARDS. EATON v. ECCLESTON.—Played at Eccleston with the following result:— EATON. ECCLESTON. J. Cable 39 G. Howard 100 J. Joiner 100 R. Davis 90 B. Collin 100 B. Clark 54 F. Fowles 86 A. Green. 100 F. Chapman 97 H. Pittaway 100 422 444 The return match was played at Eaton on September 2nd, when the scores were as under EATON. ECCLESTON. J. Joiner 100 G. Howard 79 F. Chapman 80 A. Green. 106 J.Cable. 98 S. Benyon, junr. 100 Fowles 54 H. Pittaway 100 B. Collins 72 G. Ravensoroft 100 404 4T9
Etterarg Notices. NEW BOOKS. THE CHURCH TREASURY. (London: William Andrews and Co., 5; Far- ringdon Avenue, E.C., 7s. 6d.) Mr. William Andrews, the well-known Hull antiquarian and author, has made another hit with his latest volume, entitled 'The Church Treasury of History, Custom, Folk-lore, &c.' It may be taken as a sequel to Antiquities and Curiosities of the Church,' from the same press a year or two ago, and, like it, the present work, while of prime interest to Churchmen and all who are attached to the history of our national religion, is no less absorbing to the student of folk-lore and the antiquary generally. Mr. Andrews has followed his usual custom of sur- rounding himself with a host of writers, each a specialist in his own particular de- partment. In this way a variety of treatment and a general standard of exeel- lence are preserved which could not otherwise be attainable. The Rev. G. S. Tyack, B.A., who writes chapters on Stave Kirks,' Pilgrims,' Signs,' Pictures in Churches,' and Human Skin on Church Doors,' informs us that" in Cheshire there are several important and interesting examples of stave-kirks. Lower Peover has one, dating from the days of Henry II., formed of crossed timbers and plaster-work. It has a nave and aisles, and a chancel with ailes, the tower alone not being of timber. Marton church, built in the four- teenth century, does not admit of even this exception, being wholly of wood; oak columns separate the nave from the aisles, and oak arches bear up the timbers of the roof. The belfry, within which hang three bells dating respectively from 1598, 1663, and 1758, is a most skilful application of the material em- ployed to the necessary purposes of stability and strength. Chadkirk, also in Cheshire, was probably originally a building of similar construction, but in successive alterations and repairs, stone has pushed out the earlier wood, though the porch, the bell-cote, and most of the east wall are still of wood, and the east window retains its wooden mullions." Mr. Cuming Walters discourses chattily and instructively on the theme of 'Holy Wells,' dwelling, of course, at some length on the legend of St. Winifred at Holywell. He also mentions that "St. Tecla's Well, in Denbigh- shire, was believed to have the special and peculiar virtue of curing epilepsy by trans- ferring the complaint to a cock or a hen. The patient went to the well after sunset, washed himself in the well-water, and made an offering of fourpence. Then he walked three times round the well, repeating the Lord's Prayer each time. If the patient were a man, he carried a cock in his arms on these occasions if a woman, she carried a hen. After due observance of these formalities at St. Tecla's Well, the patient went to the Church, crept under the altar, used the Bible for a pillow and the communion cloth for a coverlet, and slept in the sacred place all night, keeping fast hold of the bird all the time. Next morning the patient made a further offering of sixpence and departed, this time leaving the bird in church. If the bird died, it died of a disease which had been transferred to it; if it survived, the patient had to seek another remedy, or regard his case as hopeless." The best.. known 'jCursing Well, proceeds Mr. Walters, "is that of St. Elian, in Denbighshire, where by castinga pin and a pebble into the water a man may cause an enemy to pine away and die. To ensure the doom falling upon the right enemy, the name of the person cursed must be in- scribed upon the pebble." Mr. W. H. Thompson has a pleasant paper on English Mediaeval Pilgrimages.' An informing and instructive chapter is by the Rev. J. Hudson Barker, on Hermits and Hermit Cells.' Mr. J. Roger Rees writes on The Knights Templars, their Churches and their and presents much interesting information. The Rev. R. Wilkins Rees furnishes a paper containing much curious lore on Ghost-layers and Ghost-lay- ing.' The Rev. Hilderic Friend, author of Flowers and Flower Lore,' contributes a chapter on 'Flowers and the Rites of the Church/ A study of Animals of the Church in Wood, Stone, and Bronze,' is from the pen and pencil of Mr. T. Tindall Wildridge, artist and author. The Rev. W. B. Russell Caley writes on Church Walks;' and the Rev. Francis Haslewood contributes some curious notes, entitled' Queries in Stones.' Mr. Andrews himself is represented by two chapters, on 'Fortified Church Towers'and'The West- minster Waxworks,' the latter being a study of the funeral effigies in the Abbey at West- minster, respecting which he has collected much out-of-the-way information. The illustra- trations are on a scale superior to any- thing which these publishers have hitherto attempted. Case against Picketing.'—This is the title of a book written by W. J. Shaxby, and published at la. 6d. by the Liberty Review Publishing Company, Limited, 17, Johnson's- court, Fleet-street, E.C. The writer deals with the subject in an able manner, adduces good arguments against the legality of picketing, and altogether brings out a strong case. The contents of the book will provide food for thought for all workingmen and those who take an interest in labour questions. League of Pity.—We have received volume iv. of the Children's League of Pity Paper, pub- lished by the N.S.P.C.C. The paper is a bright little production edited by Miss Bolton, secretary of the society, and devoted to the interests of the League of Pity, a children's branch of the society. It is excellently got up, being embellished by capitally reproduced photos and pictures, and is altogether a publication in which the members of the branch should take a delight. We understand that the League is rapidly growing, and it is perhaps not too much to say that it is intended to shortly form a branch in Chester. Messrs. William Blackwood and Sons, Edin- burgh and London, have issued a People's Edition of George Eliot's Scenes of Clerical Life' at the remarkably cheap figure of six- pence. The volume is of good paper and in tine, clear type, and is altogether a marvel of publishing enterprise. The Contour Road Book of England (Edinburgh: Gall and Inglis, 20, Bernard-terrace).—This handy little pocket guide for cyclists is one of the best we have seen. It comprises the whole northern division of England, along with the Border of Scotland. In addition to a volu- minous supply of clear road maps, there is a valuable collection of profile plans,' giving an accurate representation of the various sections of roads. The accurate measurements and gradients of the roads are also a strong feature, while sufficient descriptive matter is supplied for the enlightenment of tourists. MAGAZINES. An admirable number of the Badminton Magazine for September ntain8 articles on some recent St. Legers, a day on the Broads, partridges by the seaside, markhor stalking in the Himalayas, amateur cruising on the west coast of Scotland, &c. The writer of 'Partridges by the Seaside,' the Hon. John Scott Montague, M.P., says:— On our east and south coasts there are many places bordering on the sea where partridges thrive remarkably well, and there is a special charm in partridge driving in such localities, as many novel features enter into the sport which are not to be found in the more regular routine of up-country driving. Nowhere are partridges driven in more pleasant surroundings than on the northern fringe of the Sole nt-the Isle of Wight in the background, in the middle distance the Solent, covered with various craft, from the great ocean liner of ten thousand tons and twenty thousand horse power, down to the small half rater, a mere fragile shell—all these form a picture which would be engrossing enough even if partridges were not included. One effect of the reclamation of tidal lands is that much of the marsh land is now below the level of high water, and is therefore at almost all times of the year marshy in character; a fact which is shewn the more conclusively by the patches of rushes which overgrow the surface. But the herbage, containing much dwarf cover, is fine enough, and is covered with ant-hills con-, taining a yellow ant, a favourite food for the partridge. Many times during the year more coveys are to be found feeding among these rushes than in what one would (take to be their natural feeding grounds above, on the seed fields or stubbles while on the shore itself it is the multitude of tiny sand-hoppers, which also forms an additional attraction and bonne bouche for the little brown bird. NEW MUSIC. Mr. Mozart Allan, 70, South Portland-street, Glasgow, has issued a series of Scottish Pearls' for the violin at one shilling each. The first number includes such well known favourites as Charlie is my Darling,' The Scottish Blue Bells, There's Nae Luck," &0, (
DISTRICT AND PARISH COUNCILS. 4 CHILDER THORNTON PARISH. The monthly meeting of this Council was held in the Mission Hall on Wednesday evening, Mr. N. M. Barron presiding, and also present Messrs. J. Howard, J. Baxter, T. Price, and S. Hancock (clerk).—The Clerk read a letter from the Local Government Board respecting the recent action taken by the District Council with regard to the new sewer in the township now in course of construction. The communi- cation stated that the Parish Council's letter had been forwarded to the District Council for their observations thereon.—A short discussion ensued, and the Council expressed strong dis- approval of the present unsatisfactory state in which the District Council were carrying out the sewering of the township, and considered that the present condition of affairs was most calculated to bring on a Local Government enquiry, as by that means the matter would be thoroughly investigated. The subject was deferred until next meeting, in order to elicit a more emphatic expression of opinion thereon.— The Clerk read a letter from Mr. J. Prince, resigning his position as a parish councillor for Childer Thornton.—On the proposition of Mr. Howard, seconded by Mr. Priee, it was resolved that the resignation be not accepted, and that the clerk be instructed to address a letter to Mr. Prince, asking him to reconsider his decision. TATTENHALL PARISH. A special meeting of the Parish Coun- cil was held on Monday evening in the Village Institute, when there were present Messrs. J. Cooke (chairman), J. Aldersey, J. Baker, the Rev. C. L. Arnold, Messrs. W. R. Challinor, T. Moore Dutton, J. Lightfoot, and G. Mosford. A letter was read from Mr. G. Barbour thank- ing the Council for permission to alter the footpath by the Mill Pool, and he hoped the widening of the road from the Hall gates to the Well Bridges would be beneficial to the parish. Afterwards a letter was read from the Gas Company stating that they would supply gas at the rate of 13s. per lamp, on the same conditions as before, for the season. This is a reduction of 3s. per lamp from last season. After some discussion, Mr. J. Lightfoot moved, and Mr. T. Moore Dutton seconded, that the Gas Company's tender be accepted, which was carried.
SHOTTON. PPKSENTATION TO THE CHURCH ORGANIST.— At a meeting held in St. Ethelwold's Schools, immediately after divine service on Thursday evening, Mr. Stephen Morris, who has volun- tarily acted as organist at this church for a considerable length of time, and is now relin- guishing the post to go to college, was the recipient of a purse of gold and an illuminated address in recognition of his services.-The Rector of Hawarden (the Rev. S. E. Gladstone), in making the presentation on behalf of the subscribers, said they would all be sorry to lose Mr. Morris, but their loss would be his gain, and he was expressing the feelings of all when he hoped that Mr. Morris would have a very successful career at college.—Mr. Frank Hurl- butt also testified to the loss the church would sustain, but he was glad to say that Mr. Morris's brother had consented to fill the vacancy.—Mr. Morris suitably responded to these expressions of goodwill, and thanked all for their kindness.
♦ MOLD. ASSAULTING A WOMAN. At a Special Sessions Court on Monday, before Messrs. Thomas Parry and Henry Lloyd Jones, Thomas Edwards, chimney sweeper, of Church-road, Buckley, was charged under warrant with assaulting his wife, Catherine Edwards.—The prosecutrix said her husband had promised to behave better in the future, and she wished to withdraw the warrant.—The defendant Yes, gentlemen, I'll sign the pledge and never touch drink any more.—Superintendent Davies: He always promises to sign the pledge when before the justices. He promised to do so last Monday at Wrexham, and next day he committed the assault, the subject of the present charge.— After some deliberation, the justices decided to hear the evidence, whereupon the complainant stated that on the previous Tuesday her hus- band was drunk. As she had been obliged only the previous day to pay a fine and costs on his account at Wrexham, she remonstrated with him. He immediately rushed towards her, kicked her all over the body and cut her lip, which she had to get stitched.—The Justices retired to consider their decision, and upon returning to court the Chairman called the attention of the defendant to the serious nature of his offence, adding that he was lucky not to be standing there on a graver charge. There were a large number of previous convictions against him, and he must go to gaol for 14 days, The defendant: What's going to become of my pony and cart by the time I come out ?—The complainant here produced documents, including a receipt signed by James Lilly, purporting to shew that the pony and cart were her exclusive property.—The Justices said they could not interfere in the matter.—The defendant (em- phatically) Then I might as well tell you she isn't my wife, and never was !-Complainant admitted this was the truth, the husband had deserted her 21 years ago, since which time she had cohabited with defendant, and been a good wife to him.' PRESENTATION TO MB. T. M. DOBSON.-At the Royal Oak Hotel on Friday evening, the friends of Mr. T. M. Dobson, joint hon. secretary of the cricket club, assembled in large numbers to take leave of a sportsman and a gentleman' on the occasion of his departure from Mold. Mr. J. B. Marston was voted to the chair. Midway in the proceedings the chairman intimated that the object of the meeting was to present their friend Mr. Dobson with a small token of their regard on the occasion of his departure from Mold. They all regretted his departure, but must avoid taking a selfish view of the situation, and they all hoped he was leaving to better himself. (Applause). He paid a high tribute to ,the character of Mr. Uobson, and concluded by expressing the hope that their friend would long be spared to enjoy the gift he was receiving, and which he hoped would bring back happy memories of his sojourn in Mold. The chairman then handed to Mr. Dobson a case of silver-mounted pipes, the exterior of which bore on a silver plate the inscription: Presented to Mr. T. M. Dobson by his Meld friends, 10th September, 1897.' The testimonial was accompanied by a box contain- ing a pound of the recipient's favourite tobacco. Captain T. M. Keene, the officer commanding the A (Mold) Company of the 2nd Vol. Batt. of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, spoke of Mr. Dobson as a sergeant in his company. Since he had joined the company Dobson had known his work as well as any man in the regiment, and everything he took in hand he did thoroughly. (Applause.) Fortunately for them the company had not to deplore the loss of Sergeant Dobson as the cricketers were doing, as he understood he was not severing his con- nection with the corps-Mr. Edward Jones and Mr. Edwin Roberts also bore tribute to the personal worth of Mr. Dobson, who subsequently responded. The following was the programme of the evening Duett, 'Excelsior,' Messrs. J. M. Lowsby and J. P. Adams; song, The Friar of Orders Grey,' Mr. J. B. Marston; song,' Say au revoir,' Mr. A. E. Myatt; song,' The Men of Merrie England,' Mr. E. Roberts; song,' The Fairy Jane,' Mr. J. M. Lowsby-; song, 'The Skipper,' Mr. J. P. Adams; pianoforte solo, Mr. J. P. Adams; song, Amen: Mr. Herbert J. Jones; song, 'Jack's Yarn,' Mr. Chas. Marston; song, Nancy Lee,' Mr. J. M. Lowsby; song, Mr. Rutter Thomas; song, Tommy Atkins,' Mr. T. M. Dobson; song, 'Sailor's Grave,' Mr. J. P. Adams; song,' The Lost Chord,' Mr. Fred Lewis; song,' I fear no foe,' Mr. J. B. Marston; song, Mr. Herbert T. Jones; Auld Lang Syne National Anthem. Messrs. J. P. Adams and Herbert T. Jones were the accompanists.
0 On Sunday night Sarah Grimshaw, aged 22, of Union-road, Oswaldtwistle, was riding her bicycle along New Hall-lane, Preston, in the direction of Blackburn, when a boy, who is at present unknown, threw a stone which struck her in the left eye. She was taken into a house near at hand, and Dr. Pimblett was sent for. He said the sight of the eye was completely destroyed. Miss Grimshaw was afterwards taken to the infirmary. A BIG RAILWAY SMASH. A collision occurred near Newcastle, Colorado, on Friday, between a cattle train and a pas- passenger train, in which were about 200 per- sons. The boilers of one of the engines ex- ploded, the .7reckage caught fire, and amid terrible scenes of distress and excitement a number of persons-variously estimated at from 20 to 40—lost their lives. Another collision between passenger and goods trains took place at Urbach, near Cologne, on Friday, two officials being killed.
HOLT. HOUSE-BREAKING. On Monday night, between the hours of seven and ten, the house of Miss Elizabeth Pridding, Bridge-street, Holt, was broken into, and the sum of X4 stolen from under the pillow on her bed. Miss Pridding lives alene and is dull of hearing. It is supposed the thief stole the money while she had crossed the street to see a neighbour. It is all she had saved during the strawberry season, and she had reserved the amount to assist to pay the rent. The police officer is diligently making inquiries.
ASHTON HAYES. VISIT BY THE BISHOP.—The Lord Bishop of Chester preached to a crowded congregation in this church on Sunday evening. His lordship took for his text II. Kings, vii. c., 9 v. After giving a graphic description of the famine in Samaria, he said it was shewn how adversity and prosperity were both great tests of character, how Elisha in his adversity prophesied an end of the famine, how the king's courtier, who scoffed at him for so doing, was afterwards trampled to death by the crowd in their eager- ness to get food; and how the scornful and cynical man rarely has influence, or commands respect in times of danger.
TATTENHALL. HARVEST SERMONS.—On Sunday the Congre- gationalists held their annual thanksgiving services for the ingathering of the harvest. The edifice was decorated by the following ladies :-Mrs. J. Lightfoot, Mrs. Dunn, Mrs. Clark, Miss- E. Edwards, Misses Sumner, Clark, Butterworth, and Darroch. Choice green- house plants, ferns, and palms were kindly sent by Mr. J. Mosford (Rhigi) and Mr. T. Lightfoot. The services were exceptionally well attended. In the evening a beautiful solo, '0 Lord, correct me,' was charmingly rendered by Miss Lucas, of Liverpool. Two eloquent sermons were preached by the Pastor (the Rev. J. W. Clark). On Monday evening a Service of Praise was held in the Congregational Church, under the presidency of the Pastor. The feature of the service was the singing of Miss Lucas, of Liverpool, in the following solos :—' The promised land,' There is a green hill,' and Consider the lillies.' An address was delivered by Mr. Baillie, of Chester, on The joy of harvest.'
FRODSHAM. METHODIST FREE CHURCH.—The annual harvest festival thanksgiving services were held at this church on Sunday, morning and evening, with an address in the the afternoon, before good congregations, the preacher being the Rev. T. Percival. The collections, which amounted to over L3, were in aid of the circuit fund. On Monday evening a service of song, entitled 'The Joys of Harvest,' was well ren- dered by the choir. AN INSOLENT TRAMP.—At the Police C ourt on Monday Edward Albert Irvin, tramp, was brought up before Dr. Steele for begging in Main-street on Sunday night.-P.C. Price proved apprehending prisoner after he had been in the Bear's Paw and Golden Lion Hotels using insolent language to cyclists and others when refused assistance. Sergeant Clays had cautioned him the same night against begging. He was sent to prison for seven days. ELECTION OF NEW DRAINAGE BOARD.—On Thursday night, in the Town Hall, Frodsham, a meeting of ratepayers within the district of Frodsham and Helsby Drainage Board was held, when the following were present :-Messrs. Ralph Bate (chairman), C. E. Linaker (clerk to the Board), J. Priestner, T. Littler, Robert Shep- herd, T. Ellams, H. M. Davies, and John Ashton. Mr. Linaker submitted a list of eligible persons for appointment, viz.: The proprietors of not less than 20 statute acres within the specified district, the heir apparent of the proprietor of not less than 20 statute acres within the district, the occupier, either yearly or other- wise, of not less than 20 statute acres within the district, and the agent of a proprietor of an estate of not less than 20 statute acres within the district, such agent acting under a written authority. Mr. Henry Davies asked how it was that his name was left off the list, he being occupier of more than 100 acres, rented from the Ship Canal Company.—Mr. Linaker (clerk) replied that although Mr. Davies was undoubtedly the ocQupier of the said land, it was not, in his opinion, ratable property, on account of it being higher than the level of the marsh lands. He, however, promised to ascertain exactly how much land Mr. Davies did rent from the Canal Company. The following gentlemen were then, on the proposition of Mr. Ashton, elected members of the Board for the ensuing year Owners—Messrs. A. Hervey Talbot, Aston Hall; William Higson, Oakmere Hall; R. Bate, Netherton; and G. D, Wray, Halton. Agent-Mr. St. John Charlton, Cholmondeley. Occupiers-Messrs. J. Priestner, J. W. Andrews, James Andrews, Thomas Andrews, and William Booth, Frodsham; J. Ellams and W. Oakes, Netherton, J. Littler, Woodhouses; J. Percival, Godscroft; and Abram White, Helsby. A vote, of thanks to the chairman terminated the meeting. PAROCHIAL COMMITTEE.—The usual monthly meeting of the parochial meeting was held in the Police Court Room, Frodsham, on Friday, Mr. Thomas Earlam presiding. Reference was made to the various wooden structures erected in Frodsham during the past few years, without the authority of the committee, and in direct contravention of the bye-laws.—Mr. Farrington, having been requested at last meeting to pre- pare a report on the matter, said that he, along with Mr. Diggle (surveyor) had made a tour of inspection of both sides of Main-street, and as far as they could ascertain there was only one case that objection could be made to, that being the premises of Mr. E. Lawless, grocer and baker, where there were wooden erections in the shape of a bakehouse, stable, and pigsty adjoining Smithy-lane. The buildings, which had been erected about 10 years, were originally supposed to be only of a temporary character, and were not only undesirable but no consent had been obtained before building, and they were in contravention of the bye-laws which had come into force prior to their erection. Mr. Lawless had been written to, and appeared at the meeting. On being asked for an explana- tion, he replied that it was true his buildings were only temporary ones, but now that he had purchased the property, it was his intention to pull them down and erect permanent brick buildings, in accordance with the views of the committee. The matter was therefore left over until next meeting, to give Mr. Lawless time to prepare plans of his alterations for the committee. Letters were read by the clerk from Messrs. Clarke and Bull in reference to new water cart for the township for next season.—The clerk was requested to apply to owners of land for sanction to put water pipes in Smithy-lane to Glebe-terrace.—A letter was read by the clerk from the Lordship Parochial Committee, referring to lamps in Red-lane, in which the request of the Township Committee was acceded to, viz., that each defray one half the expense of lighting the said lane, providing the lamps near Hillsboro would be lit with the rest, and that the necessary sanction of the Board be granted.—It was also resolved to erect a new lamp in Bridge-lane.—Mr. W. E. Shore (chair- man of Lighting Committee) reported that after due consideration it was deemed unneces- sary for the present to place lamps in front of Globe-terrace and in Ship-street.—Tenders were read for painting pillars, brackets, and cages of lamps in the township, and on the motion of Mr. J. Edwards, seconded by Mr. Davies, Mr. F. W. Spencer's tender was accepted.—Mr. G. Jones (assistant overseer) read his report in reference to arrears in water rates, in which £ 21 13s. was found to be unpaid on June 24th rate. The next business before the meeting was relative to the proposed new building or show- room to be erected in church-street by Mr. John Palmer, sculptor and monumental mason. Eventually the chairman proposed that the plans be again submitted to Mr. Palmer, to be amended in accordance with the bve-laws. Mr. C. E. Linaker seconded the proposition, and on the matter being put to the meeting the numbers were found to be seven for (including chairman's vote) and six against, whereupon Mr. James Edward cried out' chairman voting again.' On being requested to withdraw that statement, and give due deference to the chair, he blankly refused. In consequence of this the chairman withdrew his vote, thus making the numbers six each way, and the plans were left on the table, after an hour had been spent on the subject.
Another rebel success in Cuba is reported from New York. On this occasion the town of Consolacion del Sur, in the Province of Pinar del Rio, was captured, and the garrison, com- posed of 200 native Cubans sympathising with Spain, was slaughtered. J
BEESTON. WATER SUPPLY TO BEESTON, TIVERTON, AND TILSTONE.-There is every reason to hope that the water difficulty which has existed for so long in these townships is now in a fair way of being overcome. For some time the Tarvin District Council have been giving the subject attention, and while boring recently near Beeston Castle, water of absolute purity was struck when just through a stratum of rock, at a depth of 54 feet. From the quantity which now rises to the surface and runs away no doubt is entertained that there is a sufficient amount of water for the supply of the three townships. It is intended to sink a well at the borehole, and to pump the water by steam into a tank to be erected on Ettle Hill, Beeston whence it will be distributed.
BUCKLEY. L.O.A.S., HAWARDEN DISTRICT.—A female branch in connection with the Shepherds on the Mount Lodge was opened on Monday evening in the Lane End Infants' School. By per- mission of the Rev. Harry and Mrs. Drew, the lodge has been titled the 'Dorothy Drew,' and there is every reason to believe this new society will hold the premier position in the district— numerically-ere twelve months elapse. The male lodge has an enrolled strength of at least 500 members, and is the largest in the Hawarden District. The District officers were present at this important ceremony, and many of the brethren from the local lodge, including Pro. Chief Shepherd Bro. John Brooks, Penyfford; D.P.C.S. Bro. W. R. Savage, Caer- gwrle; P.P.C.S. Bro. William Allsopp, Rossett; Bro. Richard J ones, district treasurer, Buckley; and Bro. George Cromar, Pro. Cor. Sec., Rossett. Local officers: Past Masters John Wainwright, T. Rowland, Richard Tarran, Richard Jones, Thomas Astbury, and Bro. Lewis, acting secretary of the Shepherds on the Mount. Nearly forty members were admitted. Officers elected: Bro. John Wainwright, secre- tary Bro. Thomas Wainwright, treasurer; Worthy Mistress, Sister A. A. Hughes; D.W.M., Sister Maria Shone. Encouraging addresses were delivered by the District officers, and Bros. John Wainwright and Lewis proposed and seconded a hearty vote of thanks to those brethren.
besttr Stock ann Sjjare Hist. .r-V'o'f' Reported by Messrs. EDWARDS, SON, & WARMSLEV, 29, Eastgate Row (North). Chester. Present Chester Corpora- price. tion 3t Irredeemable Stock iClo3-llo Chester Gas Com- pany 10 A Ordinary Stock. £ 235—240 »» >t ti 7 B & C „ £ 160—164 „ „ „ 7 Con. fref. Stock £ 205—210 Chester Water- works Co. 71 Consolidated Stock. £ 180—185 „ » 7 New Ordinary Stock, 1st and 2nd moieties £ 170—175 » •> » 6 £ 10 Perpet'l. Pref. Snares, fully paid £ 17—18 Haw'd'n Sc, District Water Company tlO Shares, fully paid.par Nat. Prov. Bank of England Lim. E75 Shares, JBlOlOs. paid £ 47 J—184 Do. do. tPO Shares, m2 paid £ 56-57 North and South WalesBank Lim. 240 Shares, 210 paid X33 -33t Parr's Bank Lim. £100 Shares, 420 paid A;92-92 Liverpool Union SI00 Shares, L20 paid £ 58J—59J Lloyd s Lim tbO Shares, ES paid £ 27 28 Bank of Liverpool.100 Shares, £ 124 „ £ 381—384 British Law, Life, Fire Insurance.. £10 Shares, £1 paid £ 1J—2 Chester Boat Co. ICIO Shares, fully paid £ 13 15 Chester Cocoa House Co £ 5 „ £ 4 £ 5 10s. n. "r, •» » £ 3 „ £ 4 Chester General Cemetery Co. £ 5 „ „ par ChesterGrosvenor Hotel Co £ 20 II I „ .£50 Chest'rNewMusio Hall Co £ 25 „ „ .£20 Chest'rNorthgate Brewery Co. Ordinary £ 10Shares,fully pd.. £ ll—11* 6% Pref. £ 10Share.s,fully pa £ 124—13 Chester Queen KailwayHotelCo 220 Shares, fully paid £ 30—32 £ 20 „ £ 10 £ 15—16 Chester Steam Laundry Co £ 5 „ £ 4 10s £ 5 10s 6 Chester Tramway Co £ 10 „ fully £ 4 5 Chester Kace Co. £ 100 „ £ 75 £ 150 Walker, Parker & Co £ 10 Shares, fully paid, 6 Cum. Pref £ 4—5 4t Debentures Li)0-92 HalkynMiningCo. ti Shares, fully paid £ 10- £ 12 Halkyn Drainage Co £ 10 Shares, fully paid jt21 23 East Halkyn Min- ing Co Cl „ .15 17,6 SouthHalkynMin- ing Co £ 1 fully 20/ 22 6 NT 1 rj £ i •» 13/" 13/—15,- NorthHendre Mining Co £ 2 10s. Shares, „ „ £ tJ—7 RilosesmorMiue Y. I „ fully paid Talacre Mining Co £ 1 19/3 paid 14.168. 11 11 tl fully paid „ Isle of Man Mining Co. (F ox dale) Mines £ 5 £ ij— » » 7iPrt»f. £ 25 Shares, £ 17 10spd. £ 28 10-30 10 LlanarmonMinin &I I io Llanarmon Mining Co £ 1 „ 19/. «» I I £ 1 Pref., fully
JHarfteta aim jFatrs. LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY.—Wheat moderate trade, ld under Friday; 1 Californian 8s. 5d. to 8s. 7d., spring 8s. 5d. to 8s. 9d. Beans, Saidi, 27s. 6d. to 27s. 9d. Peas unchanged, 5s. Oats quiet, unchanged old white 2a. lid. to 3s. Id new white 2s. 4d. to 2s. 6d. Maize only moderate trade, about lid. under Friday old (mixed) 3a 42d. to 3s. 5d., new 3s. 3d. to 3s. 4d. Flour 6d. under Friday. N ETLFO°™ TUESDAY. At market Oattie, <2,789, trade slow sheep and lambs, 12,473, inferior sorts hard to sell; calves, 128, prices tend. ing downwards. Quotations :-Cattle, 5d. to 6td. sheep, 6d. to 8id.; lambs, 7d. to 8id.; calves, 5d. to (id. WREXHAM CATTLE, MONDAY.—There was a goodly supply of stock at the cattle market to-day, and trade was fairly brisk. Beef made from 5;d. to 6d. per lb., and mutton 7d to 8d Dairy cows ranged from R16 to £20 each, while store cattle sold slow. Pigs realised from 7s. 6d. to 8a. per score lbs. Sheep sold fairly well. LIVERPOOL CATTLE, MONDAY. There was a larger supply of good cattle in the market to-day Demand fair, but prices were in favour of buyers! Owing to-,the increased supply there was a slow demand for all classes of mutton at lower prices. A few prime aheep only made top quotations. Prices Beef, 6d. to 4d.; Scotch mutton, nd. to 6id.; Irish mutton, 7d. to lamb, 6Jd. to 7M. per lb. LONDON CATTLE, MONDAY.—There was a larger supply in the beast market to-day, but best quali- ties were scarce. The latter met a steady trade at last week's quotations, but others were slower and rather easier in price. Quotations -Primest Herefords, 4s. 6d. to 4s. 8d.; runts, 4s. 2d. to 4s. 4d.; Lincoln, 3s. lOd. to 4s. 2d.; Irish, 3s. lOd. to j ^er the sheep market trade was dull and heavy, rates being from 2d. to 4d. per 81bs. lower; best downs 5s. 2d. to 5s. 6d., Lincolns 4s. 8d. No calves offered. Pig trade slow. Beef, 2s. 4d. to 4s. 8d.; mutton, 3s. 4d. to 5s. 6d.; pork, 3s. to 4s. 4d. milch cows, JE17 to;= per head. MANCHESTER FAT PIG, MONDAY.—Supply good and demand fair. Quotations :—First-class pigs 9s. 4d. second-class, 8s. lOd. to 9s.; and third- class, 7s. to 7s. 6d. per score of 201b. MANCHESTER HAY AND STKAW, MONDAY.- Hay 4d. to 6d., clover 5Jd. to 61d., straw (wheat) 41d. to Sd., ditto (oat), 4d. to41d. per stone. BRADFORD WOOL, MONDAY.—This market is again quiet as to the raw material of both wool and hair, and consumers have to pay fully late rates, which are reluctantly accepted. In yarns the export trade is dull, but home trade is slightly better. Mohairs are still in demand, and some spinners are now asking December-January for delivery. In pieces orders for specialities are being received from America. LIVERPOOL CORN, FRIDAY.—Wheat, moderate trade at Id. to 2d. over Tuesday's rates No. 1 Californian, 8s. 6d. to 8s. 7Jd. spring, 8s. 6d. to 8s. lOd. Western winter, 8s. o|d. to 8s. 2d. Beans dearer Saidi, 27s. 6d. to 27s. 9d. Peas unchanged 5a. Oats firm and full prices new white, 2s. 4d. to 2a. 6d. Maize, only quiet trade at late rates old, mixed, 3a. 6d. to 3s. 6id. new, 3a. bid. to 3s. 5fd. Flour unchanged LONDON CORN, FRIDAY.—Wheat, Is. to Is. 6d. dearer since Monday flour, 6d to 9d.; maize, 3d. to 6d. and barley, 3d. Oats, firm; other articles unchanged. American quotations of wheat and oorn came dearer. CHESTER CATTLE, THURSDAY.—There was an average supply of store stock, but no fat stock. The demand was not at all brisk, and prices were Milch cows, 914 to X18 in-calf beasts, £ 15 to £ 17; stirks, £5 to X7. There was a slow trade in sheep, and no advance in prices, a great number remaining unsold. MOLD, WEDNESDAY.—Red wheat 10s. to 10s. 6d., barley 9s. to 9s. 6d., oats 5s. 6d. to 6s. per hob butter, Is. 2Jd. to Is. 3d. per lb. eggs, 13 for Is. CHESTER CORN, SATURDAY. During the week wheat has been freely delivered to millers, and prices to-day ehew an advance of about 2d. per 751b. from last market day. Oats so far have not been freely offered, and prices are firm; the same applies to barley. Indian corn is about unchanged on the week. Foreign wheat dearer. Quotations:— *EW. OLD. Is. D. S. N. B. D. 8. !• Wheat, white per 75&.1 5 4 to 5 60 OtoO 0 Wheat, red 75ft. 5 4 — 5 60 0 0 0 MaltingBarley „ 60tb. 0 0 — 0 00 0—0 0 Grinding do 611ft. 0 0—0 00 0—0 0 Oats 461b. 2 2 — 2 53 0—3 0 Beans 80ft. 0 0 — 0 05 0-0 0 Indian Corn 240 lh. 19 3—9 69 6 -9 9 Printed and published for and on behalf of the Cheshire and North Wales Newspaper Company, Limited, by JAMBS ALBERT BIBCHALL, at the Clwstor Coltrant Office, 8, Bridge-street, in the City of Cheater,- WBIOISTAIDAT. September 13. 1807.