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THE SALT SUBSIDENCES IN THE CHESHIRE DISTRICT. + SOME STARTLING FIGURES. At the meeting of the Northwich Urban Council, on Tuesday evening, under the pre- sidency of Mr. G. B. Cliff, Mr. T. H. Maddocks replied to a challenge which had been issued, and an assertion made that by pressing for compensation for subsidence the Council were driving trade from the district, and were simply studying the interests of the wealthy. It had been urged that of the X27,411 claimed under the Compensation Act, the working-class ele- ment only counted at 7d. in the JE. The Wilderspool Brewery Company had sent in a claim for £ 9,917; 34 banks, professional men, and traders with large means asked for £ 6,920; and 82 active tradesmen and persons of small capital demanded £ 9,810. Mr. Maddocks emphatically asserted that the Act was one of equity, and that in no other place in the world were people, no matter what their fortune, subjected to the daylight robbery of having their property pumped down. He pointed out that ever since the agitation began 3d. per ton of salt had been regarded as an infinitesimal amount which could in no way injure the salt trade. For ten years prior to 1881 it was estimated that the pumping of brine in Cheshire represented a loss of 1,170 acres of land. He held that since the formation of the Salt Union and the capitali- sation of E4,000,000 of shareholders' money 33 1-3 per cent. of the wealth of Cheshire had been taken from them.—A heated debate took place between the speaker and Mr. J. Poole as to the desirability of discussing the question. Mr. Maddocks proceeded to state that the Salt Union, who now refused to pay a just tax, had by the reduction of the Weaver tolls saved 94,500 per annum. No one could claim from them a farthing more than actual damage, and he described it as an unjust and diabolical wrong to the people of the district that so much money should be wasted in litigation to prevent the Act from becoming operative.—The Chair- man (who is a member of the Compensation Board), on behalf of the Council, expressed the fullest sympathy with Mr. Maddocks on the points he had elucidated, and promised that he should still have their warmest support.

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