COURANT Office, Tuesday Evening. THIS DAY'S TELEGRAMS. THE KING OF SIAM. The King of Siam left London this morning for Oxford. THE ENGINEERING STRIKE. Messrs. Doxford and Sons will close their yards on Wearside next Saturday, owing to non-delivery of machinery. Fifteen hundred men will thus be thrown idle. ALLEGED SHOOTING AFFRAY. Alfred Thomas Warne, of Southsea, was to-day removed to hospital, suffering from a bullet wound. It is alleged that the shot was fired by a neighbour with whom he had quarrelled, and who has been arrested. FATAL FALL DOWNSTAIRS. A painter named Tattersall, aged 74, living at Bury, was found this morning by his son lying dead at the foot of the stairs with his skull fractured. THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION. Sir William Harcourt leaves London for Germany on Thursday, and will probably visit Professor Pagenstecher at Wiesbaden, although Sir William's eyesight has much improved in recent years, and now causes him no inconvenience. A GENEROUS PHILANTHROPIST. The Holbrook Convalescent Home, associated with Derby Royal Infirmary, is to be rebuilt, at a cost of £ 5,000. Mr. Strutt, of Belper, will contribute the entire amount, and provide X3,000 for an endowment fund. I STEAMER GROUNDED. Lloyd's Quebec agent cables:—The Allan line steamer Montevidean, from Montreal for London, has grounded at Lake St. Peter, and will have to lighten to get off. The vessel lies on a soft bottom, and makes no water. A SELF-ACCUSED MURDERER RELEASED At Cambridge, to-day, Herbert William Long, a billposter, who recently gave himself up, stating he had pushed a man into the Roath dock in 1895, was discharged, the police assert- ing that no such crime was committed. THE INDIAN RISING. MORE GUNNERS TO THE FRONT. A small draft of gunners from the Mountain Battery depot at Newport, Mon., left to-day for Southampton, to embark for India. They are intended to reinforce No. 2 Mountain Battery on the frontier. THE TYPHOID OUTBREAK AT MAID- STONE: 20 DEATHS. Several cases of typhoid have occurred at Maidstone since yesterday, bringing the total up to about 860. Twenty deaths have now taken place, five being registered last night. The daughter of Inspector Eaglestone, of the borough police, expired last evening. She was spending a brief holiday with her parents, but soon developed typhoid. Four members of the police force are among those affected. The Wesleyan day school cannot be opened this week, owing to most of the teachers being stricken with the epidemic. The Salvation Army Hall has been opened as a temporary hospital. OPENING OF THE CHURCH CONGRESS. The 37th annual Church Congress was opened at Nottingham to-day, under the presidency of the Bishop of Southwell. Speaking at the Mayoral reception in the forenoon, the Arch- bishop of Canterbury said he heartily recog- nised the work done by other religious bodies, and longed for the day when divisions would no longer exist, but the road towards unity lay in provoking to good works and in the efficient performance of the duties of separate religious communities in their own special method. Dr. Ridding, in his presidential address, alluded to the present industrial con- flict which was falling heavily upon the city- He had seen their conflicts with neither liberty nor betterment of any kind, and he thought their best contribution to the dispute might be their Congress principle itself. The differences were best settled by free discussion in a spirit of co-operation.
THE EAST DENBIGHSHIRE CONTEST. (See also page 7.) THE EVE OF THE POLLING. Great activity was evinced by both parties on Monday. During the greater part of the day the Unionist workers were busily occupied in completing their organisation, with a view to the polling on the morrow. In the evening, however, they held two meetings, at Rossett and Gregford, on the Cheshire side of the division. At the Rossett meeting, Mr. Kenyon, who was received with cheers, bespoke for himself a fair hearing, and said he had no desire to say a word against his opponent, Mr. Moss, who, if not born there, had at all events lived in Rossett. He proceeded to explain and defend the recent grant of two millions to the agricultural interest, which he held to be both justified and materially helpful to that great industry in times of depression. He denied that the town ratepayer would be a penny the worse for that grant, as no single additional tax had in consequence been imposed. The money was derived from a surplus due to the excellent management of the national revenue by the Government. The candidate proceeded to deal with the subject of land law reform, describing the various concessions, short of the establish- ment of a land court, which he would be willing to support. A resolution of confidence in Mr. Kenyon was passed, after which the candidate drove off to Gresford, where he had an enthusi- astic reception from an audience that crowded the girls' school. Referring to the question of Disestablishment, he paid a tribute to the zeal and good service of Nonconformists, especially in the outlying districts, and added that if by Disendowment they destroyed the right of the Church of England to her property, they would place in jeopardy the legal right of Dissenting chapels to their possessions. The customary resolution in favour of Mr. Kenyon was passed heartily and without dissent. The Liberals were exceptionally bu3y on Monday, having commenced at noon a long series of meetings, at which Mr. Moss was supported by Mr. Thos! Ellis, M.P., the chief Liberal Whip, Mr. Lloyd George, M.P., Mr. J. Herbert Lewis, M.P., Mr. Jones, M.P., Mr. W. Abraham, M.P., and Mr. S. Woods, M.P. POLLING TO-DAY. PROCEEDING QUIETLY. [SPECIAL TELEGRAM.] WREXHAM, TUESDAY. Polling in the East Denbighshire Division opened this morning, and at an early hour a large number of votes were registered. About 100 extra police have been drafted into the division, but everything is proceeding I quietly. LATER.-In the southern and eastern sides of the constituency, there is an obvious pre- ponderance for Mr. Kenyon, but in the more populous northern and western districts the Radical colours prevail. Both candidates are driving through the constituency, and voting is proceeding quietly. The Unionists have a larger number of conveyances than the Radicals. It is expected that the result will be declared at Wrexham to-morrow (Wednesday) about one o'clock. PREVIOUS ELECTIONS. The following are the figures for the last and previous elections in the constituency :— 1885. 1892. G. O. Morgan (R).. 3S31 G. O. Morgan (R).. 4188 Sir H. W. Wynn (C) 3438 Sir H. W. Wynn (C) 3423 Radical majority 393 Radical majority 765 1886. 1895. G. O. Morgan (R).. 3536 SirG.O. Morgan(R) 4899 1886. 1895. G. O. Morgan (R).. 3536 SirG.O. Morgan(R) 4899 Sir H. W. Wynn (C) 3510 H. St. J. Raikes (C> 3115 Radical majority 26 Radical majority 1784
THE PRINCE OF WALES' RETURN. The Prince of Wales arrived at Dover on Saturday from the Continent, and proceeded to London. The Prince cf Wales, on reaching London, pro- ceeded to Marlborough House. I
NEWMARKET MEETING.—TUESDAY. TRIAL STAKES.—Sir Jacob, 1; Van John, 2; Pungent, 3. Seven ran. VISITORS' PLATE.—Draco, 1; Bob White, 2; Wraith of Hampton, 3. Twenty ran. GRANBY PLATE.-Argosy, 1; The Khedive, 2; Deezie, 3. Seven ran. NURSERY HANDICAP.—The Convict, 1; Bom- barde, 2; Meta II., 3. Eleven ran. TRIENNIAL PRODUCE STAKES.—Yorker beat Knockdon. MAIDEN PLATE.—Countess Macaroni colt, 1; Sangrado, 2; Frond, 3. Fifteen ran. BETTING ON THE COURSE. CESAREWITCH. 8 to 1 agst St. Bris—off; 100 to 12 wtd 10 — 1 —— Soliman-off 100 to 9 wtd 100 — 7 —— Keenan-tkn 20 — 1 —— Jaquemart-off CAMBRIDGESHIRE. 20 to 1 agst Birchrod—tkn 1000 — 50 —— Yorker-off, after his winning Triennial Produce Stakes ———————————————
LANARK MEETING.—TUESDAY. WISHAW HANDICAP PLATE.—Diplomat, 1; Villager, 2; Swindale, 3. Six ran. NATIONAL HUNT SELLING FLAT RAOE PLATE. Stroller, 1; Ordeal, 2. Three ran. LAMINGTON WELTER HANDICAP PLATE.— Cousin Agnes, 1; Opera Glass, 2; Knife Boy, 3. Nine ran. LEE NURSERY HANDICAP.—Santa Mel, 1; Wolverine, 2; Cutler, 3. Eight ran.
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AUTUMN WHEAT MANURING. Sir,—The recent substantial rise in the price of wheat will naturally induce farmers not only to increase their acreage of this crop, but also, with the aid of judicious manuring, to increase the yield per acre for the next harvest. The valuable experiments carried out at Rotham- stead by Sir John Lawes have practically demonstrated that wheat can be grown con- tinuously on the same land for upwards of 45 years, but the land must be kept clean and the necessary manure must be applied in order to get an average yield of 35 bushels. On the unmanured plots, however, though the soil is kept equally free from weeds, the yield has fallen to only 13 bushels, the market value of which certainly would not repay the cost of cultivation. The theory of the rotation of crops was based on the recognised fact that the several crops removed the constituents of plant food in different proportions, and that as the relative amount of the special ingredients could only be supplied naturally at certain intervals^it would not pay to attempt to grow wheat, clover, or roots too frequently on the same field. With the introduction of artificial manures, farmers were enabled to be much more independent in their practice and frequently to take a number of corn crops in succession. Indeed, where the stubbles are fairly clean and after an early harvest, as in this year, there is no reason why wheat should not follow wheat, provided suitable manure be applied, as has been demonstrated by Mr. Prout, and other farmers. It is well known that a good crop of wheat usually follows a good crop of clover, because, notwithstanding the large amount of nitrogen, potash, lime, and phosphates removed from the land by the clover, there has been an accumulation of nitrogen and mineral matter left behind in the roots, which as they gradually decay supply the best possible food for the young wheat plant. According to the late Dr. Voelcker, the nitrogren so left in the clover roots amounted to as much as 1001b. per acre, or rather more than twice as much as would exist in the subsequent crop of wheat. If, therefore, a second crop of wheat were taken, there would be no material exhaustion of the land, especially if some artificial manure were added to assist. For these reasons any summer accumulation of farmyard manure will be most economically applied upon the fallows intended for wheat, and some artificial mixture may be used where wheat follows wheat, or mangolds carted off. Of late years it has been the fashion to restrict the application of artificials to a spring top- dressing either of nitrate of soda or sulphate of ammonia, but if it is right to apply dung to the fallows, why should it not be right and economical to apply a complete artificial manure to the land upon which no dung is put, simply because it cannot be obtained, for it is in supplementing the use of dung that artificials are so useful to the farmer? Now, good, well-rotted farmyard dung which has been collected and lying in a heap for three months, when used at the rate of 10 tons per acre, supplies about 1341b. nitrogen, 1231b. potash, and 891b. phosphoric acid, which taken as a whole, must be regarded as a decidedly heavy dressing. Most of the nitrogen, however, exists in the form of organic matter insoluable in water, and only slowly available as plant food, so that although the total amount is large, only a portion becomes available for the use of the wheat crops, but it does not suffer loss from drainage, and the fertilising effects are very lasting. In compounding artificials to be used as a substitute for dung, it is well to bear these points in mind, and to see that a considerable portion at least of the nitrogen should be in the form of slowly decomposing organic matter as occurring in dried blood, dried flesh, and dried fish meal; also as shoddy and rape-seed meal, and other organic manures, to which a small quantity of good guano may be added. It is a mistake to suppose that simply nitrogenous manures are required for wheat; indeed, such manures, used alone and continuously, would exhaust the soil of its mineral ingredients. The recent authoritative report by Dr. John Voelcker upon the continuous wheat experiments at Woburn, conducted by the Royal Agricultural Society, contains the following very important statement:—• The proper manuring for wheat and barley crops is the application of mineral manures along with moderate amounts of nitro- genous manures. Minerals are essential, though not efficacious by themselves.' For an autumn-sown crop like wheat the phosphates should certainly be applied at the seed time, and if the greater portion of the nitrogen be applied at the same time in the form of organic matter it is reasonable to suppose that the young plant will get a continuous supply of suitable food ready at hand whenever it may be required. These are days of field-experiments, and the best experiments are those made by the farmer himself under his own personal super- intendance, and upon his own particular soil. Where there is not sufficient dung at hand 5cwt. of an artificial manure should be used per acre, containing 14 to 16 per cent. of total phos- phates, of which about i should be in a soluble form, with 3 to 4 per cent. of nitrogen, of which i should be as organic nitrogen and the remainder in a more soluble form. When the soil requires it, there should be one to two of potash included in the composition of this special mixture, which, moreover, should be in a finely prepared dry condition, suitable for securing rapid and equal distribution. There will be no difficulty in the farmer obtaining such a manure from the nearest dealer or manure manufacturer, and as all artificials are now so cheap there is no reason why farmers should not make ample use of them. In many districts a good dissolved bone containing more phosphates than the above mixture will answer the purpose as an autumn manure for wheat.—Yours truly, JOHN HUGHES, F.I.C., District Agricultural Analyst for Hereford- shire. 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GERMAN DUKE DROWNED.—During a storm off Cuxhaven, on Wednesday, the German tor- pedo boat, S, 26, capsized and sank. The com- mander, the Duke Frederick William of Mecklenberg-Schwerin, and seven of the crew were drowned. THE MOHMANDS COWED.-The Mohmands are reported to have been throughly cowed by the punishment inflicted on them in the recent en- gagements. An official despatch, giving the British casualties, states that the sick and wounded of General Jeffreys' brigade number 170. A proposal has been made at Sydney, and has received the approval of the Commandant of the New South Wales forces, to send a detachment of the New South Wales Lancers to assist in the suppression of the risings on the Indian frontier.
AUCTION SALES. 0 SALE OF CHESTER PROPERTY. On Saturday Mr. Cunnah offered for sale by auction several lots of property. The first, consisting of a detached residence, known as Brook House, Cambrian-view, in the occupation of Mr. R. Lamb, was started at L700, and even- tually sold to Mr. T. E. Hughes, Chester, for X900. Six houses, Nos. 5, 7, 9,11, 13, and 15, Cambrian-crescent, were then put up. The bidding commenced at £1,500, and when it reached £ 1,800 Mr. W. Browne, Castle-street, Chester, ws declared the buyer. The dwelling- house, No. 133, Boughton, in the occupation of Mr. F. Walley, occasioned some very keen com- petition, and was finally acquired by Mr. Snelson for 9480. Messrs. Brown and Dobie and Mr. E. Brassey acted as solicitors for the respective vendors. CHESHIRE HORSE SALES, CREWE. Messrs. Frank Lloyd, Nuttall, and Company commenced their great September sales on Wednesday. The catalogue comprised over 700 high-class horses. Wednesday's sale was confined to hunters and harness horses, the judging being entrusted to Mr. Miles Tettenhall, Burton-on-Trent, and Mr. Phillips, Cardiff, who made their awards as follows:—Best harness horse over 15'2: 1, Mr. Moses Smith, Wilmslow; r, Mr. John Jones, Whitegate Farm, Wrexham. The best harness horse, not exceeding 152: 1, Mr. Whitfield, Liverpool; h c, Mr. Rirchall, Fullwood. There was a large attendance of buyers, and the clearance was everything to be desired. The five guinea Jubilee cup, for the best pair of harness horses, was won by Mr. John Jones, Whitegate Farm, Wrexham, the pair being sold at 150 guineas to Mr. Strange, Bath. Mr. Jones sold another pair at 135gs.; Mr. Edward Bailey sold a pair at 116gs., a chestnut gelding at 69gs., and another at 65gs.; Mr. Moses Smith sold a pair at 105ga.; Mr. Ainge a pair at 130gs.; Mr. Hargreaves a pair at 94gs., and a single at 50gs.; Mr. Young, Keele, a brown mare at 55gs.; Mr. Donellan, War- rington, a bay mare for 75gs.; Mr. Millward, Eccleshall, a chestnut gelding for 47gs.; Mr. Batty, Accrington, a bay gelding for 74gs. and a black gelding for 88gs.; Mr. F. Cawley, M.P., a bay gelding for 45gs.; Mr. Craig, Ayr, a chestnut gelding for 40gs.; Mr. Johnson, Knock, Belfast, a black gelding for 70gs., and three brown geldings at 142gs.; Mr. White, Liverpool, a pair at 96gs.; Mr. Freme, Connah's Quay, a brown mare at 61gs.; Mr. Kesketh, Cholmon- deston, a chestnut gelding at 40gs.; Mr. Ward, Upton Court, Herefordshire, a bay gelding at 35gs.; and Mr. Major, Worleston, a bay mare at 35gs. HIGH PRICES FOR WAQON HORSES. At the Cheshire Repository, Crewe, Messrs. F. Lloyd, Nuttall and Co. completed their sale of 700 horses on Friday, this day being confined to heavy horses, young horses, and foals. The judging was entrusted to Mr. E. Saddington, Measham; Mr. Hart, Cannock; Mr. Fielding, Swinterton; and Mr. Brown, Eastham. The Cheshire Challenge Cup was won by Mr. John Whalley, Ringway, Altrincham, with a magni- ficent brown gelding, by the Duke of West- minster's 1,000gs. sire, Magog. After a very spirited competition he was sold to Mr. Jos. Hill, Smethwick Hall, at 104gs. For the best town horse, the property of a farmer, 1st, Mr. Joseph Hill, Smethwick Hall, with a blue roan gelding, sold at llOgs. to Messrs. Done and Sons, London, who also purchased a black gelding at 94gs. Mr. Joseph Hill sold three others, realising 130gs. Best pair of wagon geldings: 1st. Mr. Hy. Jones, Chester, with a pair of bays, sold at 175gs. to Messrs. Simon and Co., York; reserve number, Mr. W. Fearnall, Aldford, with a pair of greys, sold at 142gs.; Mr. Major, of Adderley, sold a pair at lOOgs.; Mr. Bowsfield, Cheadle, a pair at 128gs.; Mr. Denson, of Picton Hall, brown gelding, 50gs.; Mr. Simpson, Winnington, bay gelding, 77gs.; Mr. John Barnett, Norton Wood, grey gelding, 65gs.; Mr. W. F. Clarke, Derby, bay gelding, 51gs.; Mr. Myatt, Longton Hall, three geldings, 145gs.; Mr. Plant, Cotes Stone, a pair 106gs., and three others for 100gs.; Mr. Henry Jones, Chester, sold 15 others, realizing 46gs. to 75gs. each Mr. C. Lea, Harmer Hill, 47gs.; Mr. Priestner, Dunham Hill, 45gs.; Mr. Evans, Stone, 42gs.; Mr. Palmer, Market Drayton, 45gs.; Mr. Johnson, Tunstall Farm, 50gs. Mr. Whalley, of Ringway, was awarded the first prize for the best three- year-old, sold at 60gs.; Messrs. Thompson and Sons, Leicester, for the best two-year-old, sold at 51gs., and reserve for a black gelding, sold at 40gs. Mr. J. E. Davies, Warrington, sold a two-year-old, by Carbon, at 40gs. Nearly every great centre in Great Britain was represented, the clearance being a record one. SIDWAY HALL SALE. The annual sale of shorthorn dairy cattle, the property of Mr. Edward Simpson, was conducted on Tuesday at Sidway Hall, Market Drayton, by Messrs. Lythall and Walters, of Birming- ham. My Pet, the winner of the 1st Stafford- shire, made 40g s. j Langford Primula, the winner of 1st S. and W. M., 40gs.; Lilian, the winner of 1st Cheshire, 32gs.; Miss Seedling, the winner of 2nd Cheshire, 28gs. j Miss Wild- eyes, also winner of 2nd Cheshire, 29gs.; Dairy- maid's Daughter, 26gs. j Sidway Countess, 25 £ gs.; Rosy, 24gs.; Dog Rose, 22gs. jMilk- maid, 22gs.; the average of the first twenty- three dairy cows being 224 3s. 9d. The calving heifers and young bulls also sold satisfactorily. The champion bull at the Staffordshire show, make 80s. (J. W. Beech); Sidway Squire, 24 £ gs., &c. Among the buyers were Colonel Levett, Captain Townshend, Messrs. Beech, Benson, Bourne, Brown, Hulby, Jenks, Marriott, Matthews, Miles, Minshull, Morrey, Noden, Parton, Williams, and many other dairy farmers from the adjoining counties of Wor- cester, Warwick, Leicester, Derby, Chester, Lan- caster, &c. PERTH AUCTION MARKET. SALE OF SHEEP, CATTLE, &c. Messrs. Macdonald, Fraser, and Co., Limited, at their annual special sale of cross, half-bred, and Cheviot breeding ewes and gimmers, cross, half-bred, and blackface lambs, feeding sheep, cattle, and milch cows, the catalogue com- prised 13,034 sheep and lambs, 986 cattle, 143 milch cows, and 26 calves. The show of stock was one of the largest and best that has yet been shewn at this annual sale-in fact, the numbers shewed an increase of fully of 2,000 head of sheep over those forward at the cor- responding sale of last season. There was a very large attendance of buyers from all quarters, and a good demand was experienced for all classes of sheep. Cross, half-bred, and Cheviot ewes met an animated demand at a rise in price of from 2s. 6d. to 4s. a-head over last year's prices. Gimmers also met a good demand, although they did not make so decided a rise, it not exceeding in their case from la. 6d. to 2s. a-head. Cross and half-bred lambs were a nice lot, but mostly seconds, and quite maintained the rise in price obtained last week. Milled ewes, suitable for foggage, were also in demand. Cattle were again a large and excellent show. Milch cows were one of the largest shows that has been forward for some time.
FLINT. ACCIDENT AT FLINT Woiaics.-A. man named Roger Smith, residing in Feather-street, Flint, met with rather a serious accident on Thursday last, at the Flint Chemical Works. One of his hands became entangled in the cog- wheels of some machinery, and was crushed very badly. He was removed to Chester Infirmary, and it is feared that it will be neces- sary to amputate the hand. ♦
BUCKLEY. JUMBLE SALE.—On Friday and Saturday a most successful jumble sale was held in St. Matthew's Schools, in aid of the parochial funds. The stalls were tastefully decorated by flags, banners, and streamers, kindly lent for the occasion by Major Gibson. Among those who assisted as stallholders were Mrs. Drew, Mrs. Hudsmitb, Mrs. Gregory, Mrs. G. A. Parry, Mrs. Henry Hayes and Miss Annie Hayes, Mrs. Tyson and Miss Tyson, Miss Jacobs and Miss Price (Schoolhouse), Miss Annie Hughes, Miss Annie Tyson and Miss Emily Jones, Miss N. Gibson, Miss Wilson, and Miss Newns; and the following gentlemen also kindly assisted the ladies: Messrs. Henry Hayes, W. Nunns, J. Tyson, S. E. Gregory, and Llewellyn Roberts. The sale was very largely attended, and was a great success; realising over £45.
The Boston (Lincolnshire) Board of Guardians have appointed a lady named Wells to be one of the vaccination officers for the union. Sheriff Martin and a number of deputies have been held to bail on the charge of having murdered 24 of the Pennsylvania strikers who were recently shot by them at Lattimer. Duke Frederic William of Mecklenburg- Schwerin, brother to the Regent, was drowned on Wednesday off Cuxhaven by the capsizing of a torpedo boat under his command Seven of the crew were also drowned.
THE SOUTH CHESHIRE. Tuesday was decidedly the best day's sport since the cubbing season opened. The weather was very boisterous, and at 10.30 there was a hurricane of rain, which caused all, hounds included, to seek shelter at Mrs. Copeman's, of Barmere House. There was a large field, including Mr. H. R. Corbet (the Master), the Marquis and Marchioness of Cholmondeley, Lord Rocksavage, Lord George Cholmondeley, Lady Lettice Cholmondeley, Col. Rivers Bulkeley, Capt. and Miss Griffiths (Tiverton), Major Drury (Fir Bank, Bunbury), Mr. and Mrs. Threlfall (Tilston Lodge), Mr. A. N. Hornby and sons (Nantwich), Mr. and Mrs. King (Sound Cottage), Mr., Mrs., and Miss Robinson (Tattenhall), Mrs. Copeman, Mr. C. Paget, Mr. J. Bailey, Miss and Master Bailey, Mr. R. and Miss Rasbotham (Ebnal Grange, Malpas), &c. The meeting place was Norbury Park Meres, and here not a big lot was done, and the old un' that it held got away; indeed no real attempt was made to follow him. Then to the Stick cover at Handley Park, which held no less than four cubs, all remarkably fine-looking youngsters. One left the cover and ran out in the direction of Willey- moor, and the others kept the hounds busy for fully half-an-hour, by which time a brace had been brought down. On leaving here a move was made to the old brickyard cover at Bickley, where business was brisk for some time, and in the end two were unable to save their skins. Then to Brett's Moss, which is practically a portion of Cholmondeley Park, famous at all times for holding foxes. Hounds quickly found, but it is open to doubt as to his being a cub. Had he been, he could scarcely have known his way about as did this one. Hounds ran him for over an hour without a check. The South Cheshire Hounds had quite a field day on Friday. The meet was at Dorfold, Nantwich, on Mr. H. J. Tollemache's estate, and by the time the hounds put in an appearance there was a nice field out. In addition to the Master (Mr. H. R. Corbet), there were Mr. Walter Starkey, Mr. A. N. Hornby and Mrs. Hornby, Mr. Albert Hornby, Mr. James and Miss Bayley, Mr. Parsons, Mr. Paget, Mr, Cheese, Mr. Massey and the Misses Massey, Mr. H. Martin, Dr. Lapage, Dr. Matthews, Miss Nixson, &c. Nantwich is in the very heart of the South Cheshire country, and the covers in the neighbourhood being thick with foxes, the Master wisely resolved to thin them somewhat. Consequently the first few hours were spent in Dorfold Park, where at one time there were no fewer than a round dozen of old and young foxes on foot. At least half-a-dozen went away from Bull's Wood, and the hounds had blood four times, one being killed in the open after a brief hunt. Several foxes were forthcoming at Admiral's Cover, and an old one was broken up in sight of the field. The covers at the far end of the park were swarming with foxes, and for a couple of hours or more the young dogs had excellent cubbing experience. With a full- grown fox the hounds had a nice scurry across the park, but after a few minutes they were whipped off and taken back to the cever. Two of the lot, however, went on after the fugitive fox in the direction of Poole. A capital day's cubbing ended at the Cottage Cover, where one of a number of cubs, which were given a good bustling, was added to the list of killed.
WHITCHURCH. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY.—Before Mr. C. T. Dugdale and other magistrates. Henry Harding, turfman, Tilstock, was charged with trespassing in pursuit of game on land occupied by William Higginson, Sandford, Prees, on the 23rd August. Defendant pleaded not guilty. The gamekeeper having given evidence, defendant spoke volubly in his own defence, addressing the witness as 'George,' and saying that, though he were to die, the dog had a muzzle on. Defendant was fined Is. and costs.—Robert Hurleston, carpenter, was summoned by T. T. Chubb, relieving officier, for not obeying an order of maintenance. The case was unde- fended. There was JE3 2s. 6d. to be paid in instalments of 2s. 6d. a week. The Chairman said Hurleston would have to go to prison for 14 days, and the Bench recommended that the sum per week be reduced to Is. 6d. Mr. Chubb said he would lay the Bench's recom- mendation before the guardians.—William Welsh, summoned for a similar offence, was ordered to be imprisoned for three weeks. John Thornton, labourer, Tilstock, was charged with ill-treating and tortur- ing a dog by breaking its right fore leg with a stone at Alkington, on the 4th inst. Defendant pleaded not guilty. Edward Bowden, Alkington, examined by Supt. Edge, deposed that he heird the sound of the stone against the do-, kennel, and saw Thornton with a stone in his hand. By the Chairman: The dogs were barking when Thornton came up, but there was plenty of room to pass. He did not loose the dog. A boy on the farm said he heard the dogs barking, went out, and saw Thornton with a stone in his hand. Thornton said a girl of his was serving at Bowden's, and his wife and he met her on the way home, and they all returned to Bowden's to ask for the girl's clothes and money. After a few words, Bowden loosed the dog at defendant, who kicked it. Martha Thornton, aged 13 years, daughter of defendant, corroborated her father. The Bench retired to consider their verdict, and on their return the Chairman asked which dog Bowden 1 ad loosed. Bowden said he loosed the black one to take it into the house, while defendant said he loosed the red one. Defen- dant was fined 2 i. and costs, or seven days.— Thomas and Stephen Copnall, butchers, Arrowery, Hanmer, Flintshire, were charged with ill-treating a horse at the Bull Ring, Whitchurch, on 20th August, by working it while in an unfit state. Defendants pleaded not guilty. P.C. Mullard said the horse was lame on a leg and defendants were lashing it. Mr. Lloyd, V.S., Oswestry, deposed that on the 5th ult. he examined the animal and found it suffering from a diseased hock of long standing. He considered it would be an act of cruelty to use the animal on the road. Thomas Copnall said he shot the horse on the previous day.- Each defendant was fined Is. and costs. BOARD OF GU^BDIANS.—At the fortnightly meeting of the B)ard at the Workhouse on Friday, Mr. R. P. Ethelston presiding, the question of vagrants, and the work they do, was raised.—Mr. Topham asked whether a large number of vagrants was advantageous to the Board.—Mr. W. H. Smith thought it would be wise to instruct the Master to draw up a state- ment as to the number of tramps admitted, the cost of keeping them, and the amount and value of the work done by them in stone-breaking. It would probably be instructive to the Board. —The suggestion was adopted, and the Master instructed to furbish the report for the next meeting.—The Cltrk (Mr. Geo. Richardson) submitted a letter from the Local Government Board, dated 17th Sept., enclosing Dr. Wallis's report to the Commissioners in Lunacy of a visit made by him to the Workhouse on 19th August. The report was as follows: One male and six females are now classed as imbeciles. The man and two of the females are fresh cases since the house was last visited. The others were here at that time. Two of those then here have been discharged, two have been taken off the list, and one has died. The more recent cases are suitable for detention. The dormi- tories were in a satisfactory state as to cleanli- ness, and the beds and bedding were also in a satisfactory state. There are also two exits in all cases, though on the men's side the dormitory occupied by the imbeciles had a landing common to both stairways. All are usefully employed according to their strength and capacity, and were happy and well fed, making no complaint. All were bright, clean, and tidy in clothing and appearance."—The Chairman I think this is a very satisfactory report.—To the Master: I suppose you had no intimation of when the visit of the inspector would be made ?—The Master (Mr. E. R Pike) None whatever. The following tenders were accepted for the ensuing quarter:—Groceries, Messrs. Shone and Co.; flour, Mr. W. E. Bright, 26s. 6d. per sack drapery, Messrs. Belfield and Wisdom; meat, Mr. R. Sharpes, beef and mutton 4Jd. per lb. boots, Messrs. Dicks; coal, the Wigan Coal Co., 13s. 3d. per ton (the Clerk here explained that the tender for coal was 10s. 9d. last quarter, but coal had recently risen, hence the difference in the tender) coffins, J. Arrowsmith, 17s. 6d. adults, and 9s. juveniles; carting, Mrs. Eaton, 8d. per ton.
MR. GLADSTONE AND THE CONCERT OF EUROPE.—A correspondent wrote Mr. Gladstone the other day regarding an article in the Scotsman accusing him of inconsistency in condemning the recent action of the Concert of Europe. Mr. Gladstone has replied In 1880 we tried to make the Concert act. Failing, we went on without it, and thus procured an enlarged territory for Montenegro and Thessaly for Greece. This is exactly what I have desired as a mode of action in the last two diagraoeful years. Compare the results."
NORTHWICH. I THE SUBSIDENCES.—Another large store shed in Castle-street, near the building which collapsed on Thursday, shews signs of subsidence. There are fissures in the walls, and the roof is dilapidated. It will probably be razed to the ground, Several shops and houses in the immediate neighbourhood lean like drunken men, although they are not in immediate danger. The adjoining district of Marston is also continually sinking, and there are lakes, entirely due to brine-pumping, several acres in extent.
CREWE. FAILURE OF A BOOT MANUFACTURER.— At Crewe Bankruptcy Court, on Friday, before Mr. Registrar Speakman, James William Lamb, boot and shoe manufacturer, of Nantwich, trading as John Hobson,' attended for his public examination. The total liabilities were R5,394 18s. lid., of which X3,297 7s. 5d. were expected to rank for dividend. The debtor estimated his deficiency as £1,109 15s. 4d. The debtor stated that up to 1881 he carried on busi- ness in Manchester as a builder in partnership with his brother. Having incurred considerable liabilities as a director of a building society, and in connection with other building societies, he in April of that year filed his petition. He obtained his discharge the following year. In 1884 he entered the service of Mr. John Hobson, boot and shoe manufacturer, of Manchester and Nantwich, and in 1892 he purchased the busi- ness for £1,467, all of which practically he borrowed. He attributed his failure to certain alterations carried out to the premises, the purchase of new machinery, leather booma, &c. The examination was adjourned for a month.
WREXHAM. MUSHROOM PICKING DECLARED A FELONY.- At Wrexham, on Monday, a collier named Joseph Hughes was charged with stealing mushrooms, the property of Mr. William Chas. Hughes, Pennant, Ruabon, agent to the Mayor of Wrexham, and also with assaulting him.- Mr. Hughes said he cultivated the mushrooms by salting the field, but trespassers stole them all.—Defendant was fined 10s. and 15s. 6d. costs, the Chairman (Capt. Griffith Boscawen) stating that it had been recently decided that taking cultivated mushrooms was stealing. It was certainly only a petty session decision, but it so happened that the chairman of the Bench was a retired High Court judge, Mr. Justice Fry.— The son of a collier, named Thomas Williams, was also fined 9s., including costs, for a similar offence. MARGARINE PROSECUTION.—At Wrexham Borough Police Court, on Monday, Thomas Lewis, provision dealer, Charles-street, was charged with having exposed and sold mar- garine without any label.—Mr. Thomas Bury, town clerk, said that Mr. Moore, sanitary inspector, visited the defendant's shop and saw packets apparently of butter marked 6d. per lb. He asked for a pound, and an assistant said that it was not butter, but margarine, and that the label had slipped down. He looked for it, but was unable to find it. He was then served with la pound, and it was wrapped in a plain piece of paper. The law was that a big label marked margarine' should be placed upon the article, and that when it was delivered it should be wrapped in a wrapper marked margarine.' Neither of these things was done.—The magis- trates fined defendant a guinea and costs.
CAERGWRLE. AN AMUSING AFFAIR.—On Wednesday, at the Wrexham County Court, before his Honour Judge Sir Horatio Lloyd, Mrs. Ellen Jackson, of Lakefield House, Caergwrle, sued Frederick George, M.D., M.B.C.S., of the same place, for the sum of X7 Is., the rent of certain rooms from July 10 to August 7. The sum of JE1 lis. 6d. had been paid into court.—The defendant counter-claimed £ 2 12s. 6d. damages for breach of contract and medical attendance.—Mrs. Jackson said the defendant engaged the rooms in January, and told her he would probably stay some months. In June she informed him that her rooms were more valuable to her during the months of June, July, August, and September, owing to visitors coming into the district, and that, in consequence, she would expect more from him. The defendant replied that if he left before the end of September he would pay her JE1 a week extra, but if he stayed on until the end of the year he would pay her nothing extra. She had given him notice twice and had taken police proceedings, but he took no notice. Mr. J. H. Pierce (who defended) With regard to the police proceedings, did the magistrates laugh at you P—The Plaintiff No. Well, if they did, it must have been up their sleeves, as I did not see it.—Further cross-examined, she admitted that she had taken up mats and carpets from the floors and taken sheets and towels out of the bedroom, and she had also refused to give him any attendance, and he had to get his cooking done outside and pay a woman to come in and clean his rooms.—The defendant's case was that he told the plaintiff in June he would take the rooms until the end of October, and pay a guinea a week whether he stopped or not. He counter-claimed 10s. 6d. a week for three weeks for non-attendance, and one guinea for medical attendance.—His Honour held that there was a contract to let the de- fendant have the rooms until the end of October, and he accordingly gave judgment for the plaintiff for four guineas—a guinea a week. He also allowed the defendant J61 16s. on his counter-claim.
NANTWICH. POACHERS BOMBARDING AN ALLEGED IN- FORMER'S HousE.-At Nantwich, on Monday, Joseph Stockton was sent to gaol for a month for damaging the house of John Bonnell, Audlem, under extraordinary circumstances. The complainant was alleged to have given information to the police respecting some poachers at Audlem, and at midnight on Satur- day the prisoner and a gang of men, who were known poachers, attacked his house, smashing the panels of the front door with sticks, bom- barding the house, and hurling bricks through the windows at the complainant, whose life was threatened. SINGULAR PROCEEDINGS AT AN IRISH WAKE.— At Nantwich, on Monday, Thomas Jones, of Crewe, was charged with assaulting a woman named Johannah Heywood. The prisoner's father is a lodging-house keeper at Nantwich, and on the day of the assault prisoner's mother lay dead in the house, and preparations were being made for holding a wake. Suddenly the prisoner interfered, and said there should be no wake, up:m which the complainant com menced to remove the plates of tobacco which were to be used in the wake. This annoyed the prisoner, and the complainant said he kicked her and otherwise assaulted her.—The prisoner declared that he was in charge of the house when complainant came in and commenced doing what she liked.—The prisoner, who had been previously convicted of assault, was fined 10s. and costs. THE JUBILEE -FUND.-At the fortnightly meeting of the Nantwich Urban District Council on Friday evening, Dr. Munro complained of the dissatisfaction which was felt by certain trades- men that their accounts were not yet settled in connection with the Jubilee demonstration and treat. About X180 was raised by public sub- scription, and, with the exception of X15 uncol- lected, paid into the bank. It appeared that there was still X25 short of the total amount required, and Dr. Munro and Mr. Boyer, another member, asserted that some of the money had not been wisely and properly applied, and that there ought to have been a surplus instead of a deficiency. It was decided to call a meeting of the Demonstration Committee for the purpose of clearing up the matter. SERIOUS TRAP ACCIDICNT.-As Miss Amelia Garner, daughter of Mr. George Garner, farmer, Hatherton, was driving through Nantwich on Sunday afternoon, the horse suddenly bolted on the square. The frightened animal dashed at a furious rate towards Pillory-street, and as Miss Garner pulled the rein for the purpose of preventing a collision with Mr. Chesters' shop the horse swerved on to the footpath, and the wheel coming sharply against the kerb near Mrs. Clarke's, confectioner, she was thrown out of the vehicle, and with great force came in contact with the kerbstone. Her forehead was cut open to the bone, the wound being four inches long. She also received a punctured wound on the side of the head. When picked up, the lady was quite unconscious, and the wound bled freely. She was taken into Mrs. Clarke's, and Dr. Munro, his son, and Dr. Lapage were sent for and attended. The accident occurred as the congregations were coming from the different places of worship, and the event naturally caused considerable excitement. Miss Garner was driving to Nantwich to meet her brother and sister who had been attending worship at the parish chureh. The horse the unfortunate lady was driving was one which had been purchased on approval the day before.
HUXLEY. COMING OF AGE.—On Friday evening the quiet village of Huxley was enfete. the occasion being the coming of age, of Mr. J. T. H. Henstock, heir to the Huxley and Wrenbury estates, who attained his majority on Wednesday. An excellent dinner was provided in the schoolroom for the tenantry from Huxley and Wrenbury, under the presidency of Mr. Weaver, of Chester, who was supported by the Rev. A. E. Hutton, Messrs. Wild, John and Edward Henstock, T. Dale, sen., T. Dale, jun. (agent), and J. Oultram. A valuable dressing case was presented to Mr. Henstock by Mr. Weaver, on behalf of the tenants, in a happy speech, to which the recipient feelingly responded. A display of fireworks took place later on. The rest of the evening was spent in harmony, which was contributed to by Mr. Henstock and Mr. Norman Dale. -0
NEW FERRY. THE PURCHASE OF THE FERRY.—At noon on Wednesday the ferry was formally taken over by the Birkenhead Corporation. A large number of the officials, councillors, and others were conveyed up the river by the steamer Firefly, and annexed' the ferry amid hearty cheering and a generous display of bunting. The party then proceeded to the Royal Rock Hotel, where luncheon was provided. The Firefly was at once removed from the station to be thoroughly overhauled. It is satisfactory to learn that no increase in the price of the con- tracts is contemplated, and it is hoped the Ferry Committee will see their way to at once improve the service-one boat in the hour is quite inadequate. What is required is an energetic forward policy, with a half-hourly service com- mencing in October, and later boats; these are the only things which will attract traffic.
FRODSHAM. DISTURBANCE AT THE CHESHIRE CHEESE.— At the Police Court on Monday morning, before Messrs. Charles Reynolds and John Occleston, Samuel Youd, labourer, was charged with being drunk and disorderly and refusing to quit the licensed premises of Elizabeth Youd, Cheshire Cheese Inn, Frodsham, on Saturday night, and also with assaulting P.C. Price while in the discharge of his duties. Prisoner pleaded guilty to the first offence, and not guilty to the second.-P.C. Price, in evidence, said that hearing a noise about eight o'clock on Saturday night in the Cheshire Cheese, he went in and found prisoner with his hat and coat off wanting to fight anyone. He requested him to go out, and, on his refusal, he put him out, whereupon Youd gave him a severe blow on his left ear, and struck him several times on the breast. He also refused to call his dog away when attacking him. He was obliged to get the help of Thomas Youd, prisoner's brother, and together they brought him to the police station.—Thomas Youd corroborated this evidence when called upon.—Prisoner was fined 5s. and costs, or seven days' hard labour, for the first offence, and 10s. and costs, or 14 days' hard labour, for the second. Costs-21s. 4d. in all-were at once paid.
MALPAS. YOUNG PEOPLE'S GUILD.-The first of what promises to be a most successful series of meet- ings in connection with this society was held on Thursday evening, in the lecture-room of the Congregational Church, and took the form of a social evening. The room had been taste- fully decorated by the ladies, and presented a neat and cosy appearance. There was a crowded gathering of young folk present, and all appeared to thoroughly enjoy themselves. Light refreshments were provided, and an attractive programme of vocal and instrumental music, recitations, and speeches, was gone through, the following ladies and gentlemen taking part:-The Misses L. Gregory, C. Huxley, E. Wilson, J. MacMachael, L. Morgan, Barlow, and M. Huxley; and Messrs. G. White, H. T. Parry, W. Pearson, A. Fletcher, S. Barlow, W. Parry, W. Sinclair, and G. S. Morgan. The society has been formed with the object of supplying a long felt want, by providing the young people with a means and stimulus for mutual and self-improvement. The president of the guild is the Rev. Ogmore Morgans, and the vice-presidents are Messrs. W. P. Huxley and G. S. Morgan. The secre- taries are Messrs. W. Parry and L. Fletcher, with Mr. W. Sinclair treasurer. Already the guild has a membership of over 50.
MOLD. THE DEPARTURE OF JESUITS.—On Monday morning an interesting scene was witnessed at Mold Railway Station. Between 20 and 30 Jesuits belonging to St. David's College, Mold, left for Lyons, where the work carried on at Mold for;the past 17 years will be continued. Some of the priests had already left for France, while others will depart in the course of a few days. The reason of their return to France is to avoid the heavy travelling expenses between the two countries. In consequence, the huge building which the Jesuits purchased in 1880 from the Flintshire county authorities, and which was for some time used as a jail by the county, is again to be vacated. FOUND DEAD AT PSNTBE.-At eight o'clock on Wednesday morning Mary Jones, residing at Bridge Cottage, Pentre, was found lying dead on the floor of her bedroom. She was last seen alive at ten o'clock on the previous night by her sister Elizabeth Hiller Powell, residing next door. Deceased then appeared in her usual health, but at eight the following morning, hearing no sound from deceased's house, Mrs. Powell forced an entrance into the bedroom through the window, and found her sister lying dead on the floor. Deceased, who was 60 years of age, had twelve months ago been attended by Dr. Dobie, of Chester, for a slight stroke, and death is attributed to a seizure of that nature. She was the widow of the late Meredith Jones, ironmonger. AWFULLY SUDDEN DEATH OF A JESUITE.— On Tuesday the Rev. Father William Lough- man, and others connected with St. Beuno's College, Tremeirchion, paid a visit to St. David's College, near the town. They returned to town with the intention of returning to Tremeirchion by the 6 50 train, and on entering Grosvenor-street it was observed that Father Loughman had been taken seriously ill. He succeeded with assistance in reaching the waiting-room at the railway station, but, despite the efforts of Dr. Whitem, of St. Beuno's, and Dr. Lunt, the rev. gentleman expired at 7.30. Father Loughman, who was about 59 years of age, had for some time been attended by Dr. Eyton Lloyd, of Rhyl, for an affection of the heart. The coroner was communicated with, but we understand he did not consider it necessary to hold an inquest. SCENE ON A FOOTBALL GROUND.—At Mold Petty Sessions on Monday cross-summonses had been issued, in which the parties concerned were Edward Lloyd, collier, of Garden-place, and David Parry, salt dealer, of Bromfield.- Mr. J. B. Marston represented Parry. The version given by Lloyd was to the effect that on the afternoon of Saturday, the 18th inst., he was present at a football match on the Mold ground, between Mold and Buckley. At half- time he saw Parry pushing a boy named James Matthew and turning him off the field. He interposed, whereupon Parry jumped over the fence, hit him on the mouth, cutting his lip severely, besides inflicting other injuries. The injury to the lip necessitated its being stitched by a doctor. The story of Parry was that he was deputed by the committee of the Mold club to keep the ground clear of spectators. While so engaged Lloyd interfered, and afterwards attempted to strike him.—Their worships having dismissed the summons against Parry, Mr. Marston intimated that the cross-summons would be withdrawn. MOLD COUNTY SCHOOL.—A meeting of the Mold Intermediate School Governors was held on Saturday, Mr. H. L. Jones in the chair.— The Clerk (Mr. G. H. Simon) having read the report of Mr. Roberts, the examiner, it was decided to award the following scholarships at the County School to boys in elementary schools:—Reginald Lloyd, E6; R. S. Davies, Rhydymwyn, X6; E. Williams, Pontblyddyn, JE4; J. Jenkins, Buckley, X4; R. Owen, Mold, X4; W. H. Iball, X4. The following elementary pupils (girls) were awarded scholarships:— Alice Bellis, Mold, X6; Gladys Williams, Rhydymwyn, X5; E. C. Arthur, Mold, X4; Margaret E. Arthur, Rhosesnor, X4. A num- ber of scholarships were also awarded to students at present at the County Schools, viz. :-Boys: E. S. G. Harper, Osborne Williams, J. J. Bagot, J. Griffiths, C. Davies, T. E. Roberts, A. M'Gregor, and R. O. Arthur (full fees); A. T. Jones ( £ 4), J. B. Roberts and F. A. Roberts (X2). Girls Annie Davies (£6), Gladys Cunningham (£6), Clara Bateman (24), Lottie Lamb (£4). An application for a bursary was made on behalf of Gertrude Mary Watts, daughter of Mrs. Watts, Victoria Terrace, Mold, and 94 was awarded. An application for a bursary to pay railway fare to Christopher Davies, Gwersyllt, was also granted, R.6 being allowed.
I ™ ^e0teL^tock 8,15 Reported by Messrs. EDWARDS, SON, & W ARMSLBT. 29, Eastgate Row (North). Chester. Present Chester Corpora- price. tion 3t Irredeemable Stock. £ 106—110 Chester Gas Com- pany 10 A Ordinary Stock. £ 235—240 7% B&C„ „ £ 1W—164 „ 7 Con. Pref. Stock £ 200—205 Chester Water- works Co 7\ Consolidated Stock. £ 180—185 » >, ,i 7 New Ordinary Stock, 1st and 2nd moieties 2170-176 • »t >t 6 tlO Perpet'l. Pref. Shares, fully paid £ 17—18 Haw'd'n & District Water Company £10 Shares, fully paid.par Nat. Prov. Bank of England Lim. 275 Shares, 210 10s. paid t48-49 Do. do. OO Shares, 212 paid £ 56—57 North and South WalesBank Lim. 240 Shares, £10 paid £ 33J-33| Parr's Bank Lim. 100 Shares, A;20 paid 93f Liverpool Union. £100 Shares, £ 20 paid £ o9—5^ Lloyds Lim 950 Shares, iC8 paid £ 27 28 Bank of Liverpool. A:100 Shares, CI2 10s paid. £ 38i 39i British Law, Life, Fire Insurance.. 910 Shares, 91 paid Chester Boat Co. 210 Shares, fully paid £ 13—15 Chester Cocoa House Co A:5 „ C4 ie5 log. u 95 t3 £ 4 Chester General Cemetery Co. C5 „ par ChesterGrosvenor Hotel Co. P,20 „ A:50 Chp,st'rNewMusio Hall Co 925 „ „ .£20 Chest'rNorthgate Brewery Co. Ordinary XIO Shares, fully pd..Rll-lli 6% Pref. JfclOShare.s, fully pd £ 124—13 Chester Queen BailwayHotelCo iC20 Shares, fully paid £ 30-32 A:20 „ tio „ £ 15-16 Chester Steam Laundry Co £ 5 „ £ 4 10s £ 5 10a- 6 Chester Tramway Co £ 10 „ fully t4-.5 Chester Race Co. £ 100 „ ,£75 „ £ 150 Walker, Parker & Co tIO Shares, fully paid, 6 Cum. Pre! £ 4—5 4t Debentures 4.1)0—92 HalkynMiningCo..ti Shares, fully paid P,10 £ 12 Halkyn Drainage Co £10 Shares, fully paid £ 21—23 East Halkyn Min- ingCo. 21 „ 15/- 17/6 SouthHalkynMiu- ing Co. jet „ fully 20/—22 6 JB1 NorthHendre Mining Co £ 2 10s. Shares, RhosesmorMine.1:1 t fully piLlel Talacre Mining Co JE1 19/3 paid 14s.—16s. £ 1 fully paid „ Isle ofMan Mining Co. (Foidale) Mines £ 5 „ £ i £ —41 „ „ 74 Prof. £ 25 Shares, £ 17 10s pd. £ 2810-30 10 Zi 10s. „ Llanarmon Mining Co Cl „ 19/- I. ti Pref., fully
Jftarftets anti jFatrs. 'H.1 .J. r,f' r- LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY.—Wheat holders firm; moderate trade; Friday's prices to d. lower; No. 1 Calitornian, 8s. 4d. to 8s. 5d.; new spring, 8s. 2d. to 8s. 7d. Beans, Saidi, 27s. 6d. to 27s. 9d. Peas, 5s. lid. to 5a. 2d. Oats, quiet, unchanged new white, 2s. 5d. to 2a. 7d. yellow, 2a. 2d. to 2s. 4d. Maize, slow trade, Id. under Friday; now mixed, 3s. ld. to 3s. lid.; old, 3s. 2d. to 3s. 2jd. Flour, Is. under Friday. SALIORD CATTLE, TUESDAY.—At market: Cattle, 2,746, sheep, 9,873; calves, 96. Quotations :—Cattle, 4d. to 6d.; sheep, 51d. to 7id.; calves, 5d. to 7d. per lb. Supply of both cattle and sheep was smaller; cattle trade dull, prices in favour of buyers; slow demand for sheep, sellers aocepting lower prices. WREXHAM CATTLE, MONDAY.—There was a good supply of stock at the market to-day, and a medium trade Beef made from 6d. to 63d. per lb. and mutton 7d. to 8d. Bacon pigs ranged from 8s. to 8s. 6d. per score lbs., while pork pigs made 9s. A large number of Clun and Shropshire ewes were offered, and also a number of Shropshire rams, and these met with a rather slower trade. LIVERPOOL CATTLE, MONDAY. — Number of beasts, 2,076; sheep and lambs, 6,336. Prices :— Best beasts, 5gd. to 6d.; second, 5d. to Std.; third, 4!d. to 4id. Scotch sheep, 7 £ d. other sorts, 6Jd. to 7d.; lambs, 5d. to 7d. The supply of cattle was larger than last week, shewing an increase of 57 cattle, and a deorease of 3,668 sheep and lambs. Demand slow for all classes at about late rates. LONDON CATTLE, MONDAY.—There was a good supply of beasts on offer, but trade was very slow. Scotoh quoted at 4s. 8d.; runts, 4s. 4d. to 4s. 6d.; Herefords, 4s. 6d. shorthorns, 4s. to 4s. 2d.; Irish, 3s. 8d. to 4s. Sheep in fair supply, but the demand was very dull, and prices were with difficulty maintained 7Jst. to 8s. Down wethers, 5s. 4d. to 5s. 6d.; 9st., 5s. 2d. to 5s 4d. IOst.,5s. to 5s. 2d.; list. Hampshires, 4s. lOd. to 5s.; 12st. Lincolns, 4s. 8d. to 4s. 10d.; 10st. Down ewes, 3s. lOd. to 4s.; Hat. half-bred ditto, 3s. 6d. per 81bs., sinking the offal. Calves and pigs slow. MANCHESTER FAT PIG, MONDAY.—There was a good supply, with a fair demand. Quotations: First class, 9s. 4d.; second class, 8s. lid. to 9a.; and third class, 7s. to 7s. 6d. per score of 201b. MANCHESTER HAY AND STKAW, MONDAY.— Hay, Sid. to Sid.; clover, 5Jd. to 6id.; straw, oat, 3Jd. to 4d. per stone of 141b. BRADFORD WOOL, MONDAY. This market, in view of the opening of the sales, has been rather more animated. Some users, expecting that the sales will lead to a further advanno WVH been more ready to pay the full rates lately demanded by top-makers. As to yarns, those in the home trade report rather more business offer- ing in fine merinoes, but prices do not improve. The piece trade is better. LxvsarOOL CORN, FRIDAY.—Wheat moderate trade at Tuesday's prices, but springs occasionally $d. lower; No. 1 Californian, 8s. 4d. to 8s 5d ■ new spring, 8s. 2d. to 8s. 8d. Beans Saidi, 27s! 9d. to 28s. Peas Id. over Tuesday, 5s. ld. lowest. Oats very slow; new white, 2s. 5d. to 2s. 7d. Maize, fair demand, ld. to lid. advance; old mixed, 3s. 3d. to 3s. 3!d.; new, 3s. 2d. to 3s. 2 £ d. Flour unchangsd. LONDON CORN, FRIDAY.—Wheat 6d. to Is. lower, and flour 6d. less money; barley, oats, and maize remain unchanged. CHESTER CATTLE, THURSDAY.—At this fair there was a small supply of cattle, and as sellers were unwilling to make concessions, numerous lots remained unsold at the close of the market. As usual at this time of the year, there was a con- siderable increase in the number of sheep shewn. Bargainers were numerous, but buyers few and holders found the market as dis- appointing as for cattle. PricesMilch cows, 914 to 920; calvers, X12 to £ 18; barrens, JE9 to X12; heifers, JE8 to EI3; stirks, S5 to X7. Sheep made 20s. to 24s., best ewes fetching 30s. to 38s. WHITCHURCH CHEESB FAIR.—The recent rise in prices was still maintained at the monthly fair on Wednesday. There was a pitch of fifty tons, and buyers were numerous, all the chief centres being well represented. The quality was fully up to the average, while prices compared very favour- ably with recent years. The supply of best goods not being equal to the demand, every lot was quickly bought up. The finest quality of cheese made from 61s. to 68s.; medium, 54s. to 60s.; lower grades from 42s. CHESTER CORN, SATURDAY. Wheat con- tinues in moderate supply, with prices generally lower, and the demand considerably less than last week. The same may be said of all other grain, with the exception of old oats, which are rather dearer. Indian corn has fluctuated in value since last Saturday, closing about the same as on that day's market. Foreign wheat generally remains as on this day week. Quotations :— IU:W. OLD. 18. D. B. 0. 8. O. 8. o. Wheat, white per 7511). 5 0to5 20 0 to 0 0 Wheat, red 75U>. 5 0 — 5 2 0 0—0 0 Mai ting Bar ley „ 60ft. 0 0 — 0 00 0—0 0 Grinding do 6iB>. 0 0—0 00 0—0 0 Oate. 46 tb. 2 0-2 43 0-0 0 Beans „ 801i>. 0 0 — 0 05 0—0 0 Indian Corn 240th. 9 0-0 00 0-0 0
SCULLING MATCH.—On Monday, a sculling match for zElOO a side, between W. A. Barry, of Putney, and G. Towns, of Newcastle, N.S.W., was rowed on the Thames between Putney and Mortlake, and resulted in a victory for the latter, after a hard and close struggle. THE QUEEN AND HER C POORER SUBJECTS.'— Mrs. W. Cornwallis West, of Ruthin Castle, has received the following message, per the Duchess of Teck, from the Queen, who has graciously received the carpet of English manufacture, subscribed for in coppers by her poorer subjects :—' Please convey to all those who presented the beautifully-worked carpet my sincere thanks for this kind expression of their loyal devotion and goodwill.' The Duchess of Teck adds her personal thanks to Mrs. Cornwallis West for the assistance she bad given, and her pleasure that the carpet was so greatly approved, not only by the Queen but by all who had seen it. THE NEW CLERK TO THE WALLASEY COUNCIL. -On Monday evening a meeting of the Wallasey District Council was held to consider the appointment of a clerk in succession to Mr. W. Danger, resigned. The following nine selected candidates attended, and were inter* viewed by the Board:—Messrs. R. H. S. Butterworth, Blackpool; Harry W. Cook, Oldham; Herbert W. Day, Nottingham; L. C. Evans, Salford; Joseph H. Field, HudderS- field; Owen Gidden, Southampton; George B- Harris, Cardiff; A. F. Kidson, Bolton; &n(* Herbert A. Millington, Reading. Mr. Cook, who is deputy town clerk of Oldham, vrajj appointed to the position, which carries with i* a salary of Z700 a year. M. Printed and published for and on behalf of the Choollilo and North Wales Newspaper Company, Limited, JAMES ALBBBT BIRCHALL, at the Chester Coura^ Office, 8, Bridge-street, in the City of Chester. WBDSESDAT, September 29, 1897,