auction Iharp. Sales, by MESSRS. CHUBTON. ELPBICfeL. ROBERTS, A RICHAKDSOV Nov. 17-At the Auction Mart, Fnrejrato-ftreet — Household Furniture and Effec ts Nov. 19 -At the Auction Mart, Forc»aie-*„re.<t Ornamental Shrubs and Plants Nov. 23 & 24-At the Auction Mart, Foregate-f-t.— Choice Winter Furs Nov. 24-At No. 4, Victoria Pathway, tyuecn a Park-Household Furniture. Ac. Nov. 27- At the Grosvenor Hotel Cottages, Residence, and Land By MR. J. J. CUNNAH. Nov. 22-At Thingwall Farm, Woodchurch- Farming -tock and Effects Nov. 23.- At the Smithfield, Chester Fat and Store Stock Nov. 24 At the Smithfield, Hooton Fat and Store Stock Nov. 25-Atthe Smithfield, Chester-Dairy Cows and Store Cattle Dec. 3—At Bankfields and Cariett Park, Ea.stham- Clover, Hay, and Straw # Dec. 7—At the Smithfield, Chester-Christmas Fat Stock Dec. 15-At the Smithfield, Hooton-Chrbtmas Fat Stock By MR. FRANK LLOYD. Nov. 23, 24, & 25-At Wrexham-Horses -N Sales bp Auction. This Day (Wednesday). Continuation of Sale at the AUCTION MART, FOREGATE STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. will SELL BY AUCTION, on WEDNESDAY, November 17th, 1897, commencing at 11 o'clock a m. punctually, a large assortment of excellent HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and EFFECTS. Catalogues may be had from the AUCTIONEERS, Chester. AUCTION MART, FOREGATE STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. will SELL BY AUCTION, on FRIDAY, the 19th November, 1897, at 11 o'clock a.m. punctually, a large consignment of Choice ORNAMENTAL SHRUBS and PLANTS, including Dwarf, Standard and Climbing Roses, Rhododendrons, Lilacs, &c. Catalogues may be had from the AUCTIONKKRS. AUCTION MART, FOREGATE-ST., CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. will SELL BY AUCTION, on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23rd and 24th, 1897, a Large Consignment of Choice WINTER FURS. Catalogues m-iy be had f,:om the AUCTIOITEERS. Preliminary Notice of Sale of excellent HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE, Carved Oak Linen Chest, Glass, China, Books, Plated Goods, Excellent Grandfather's Clock in Mahogany Case, with brass dial, Kitchen Requisites, and other Effects, at No 4, VICTORIA PATHWAY, QUEEN'S PARK, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. have received instructions from Mr. Pc-.rry, who is giving up housekeeping, to SELL BY AUC- TION, on WEDNESDAY, November 24th, 1897, commencing at 11 o'clock a.m. punctually, the above-mentioned &FFECTS. N. B. Catalogues will shortly be published. Sale of Cottages at LITTLE MANCOT, and Residence and Land at ASTON, pleasantly situate near Hawarden, within short distances of aeveral railway stations. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. will SELL BY AUCTION (unless previously disposed of by private treaty), at the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, the 27tn November, 1897, at Two for Three o'clock p.m. punctually, in lots, and subject to conditions, the under- mentioned Valuable FREEHOLD COriAGEs>, RESIDENCE, and LAND, viz. LOT I.-All those Three COTTAGES, with the Outbuildings and large Gardens belonging thereto, situate at Little Alancot. in the respective occupa- tions of George Catherall, Joseph Roberts, and Mrs. Williams. Lor 2.—The RESIDENCE known as FIELD HOUSE,' pleasantly situate at Aston, with the Stable. Sh ppon, Garden, Croft and Land adjoining belonging thereto, comprising in the whole 3. 2t. 15p. or thereabouts, in the occupation of the lev. J. H. Davies. LOT 3.—A Valuable Piece of LAND, now used as a garden, situate close to Lot 2, and opposite Aston Villa,' on the south side of the road leading from Mold to Queen's Ferry, with extensive frontage thereto, in the occupation of Mr. Samuel Speed,"containing Oa. Or. 13p. or thereabouts. N. li.-Tbe respective tenants will kindly shew the lots, and any further information may be obtained from the AUC rIONEKEtS or MESSRS. BIRCH, CULLIMoRE & DOUGLAS, Solicitors, Chester. On MONDAY NEXT, Nov. 22nd, 1857. Important Sale of the whole of the Live and Dead Farming Stock, Horses, Cattle, Pigs, Poultry, Implements, Carts, Gears, Produce, Dairy Utensils, and a portion of the Household Furni- ture, at THINGWALL FARM, one mile from Barn?tou Station, and five miles from Birken- head. „ MR. JOHN J. CUNNAH is favoured witn instructions from Mrs. Robinson (who is declining farming) to SELL BY AUCTION, the whole of the FARMING STOCK, including 28 head of grand young Dairy Cows and Heifers, short- horn stock bull, 3 grand cart mares, all quiet and good workers in all gears; prime bacon pig, 20 couples of well-bred young fowls, 4 ducks and drake, Carts, broad wheel cart. 4in. wheel cart, strong trap, strong spring cart; Gears, 3 sets of thrill, three sets of chains, and stable requisites Produce, 150 measures of yellow oats, about3i acres of growing swede turnips (in lots), a tons 01 Bruce eating potatoes, 30 cwt. Bruce sets, 30 cwt. main crop sets, implements, tools, &c., ploughs, harrows, scuffles, cultivator, Cambridge roller, 2 reaping and mowing machines, root pulper, chaff- cutters, horse rake, 4 removable wood erections, liquid manure cart, chain manure pump, horse gearing, dairy utensils, a portion of the House- hold Furniture, and sundry effects. Lunch at Ten Sale at Eleven o'clock prompt. Catalogues may be obtained at the AUCTIONEER'S Offices, Grosvenor Chambers, Chester. On TUESDAY NEXT. AT THE SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR JOHN J. CUNNAH will hold his WEEKLY SALE of Fat and Store CATTLE, SHEEP, PIGS. and CALVES. Sale to commence with Cattle at Eleven o clock. Entries respectfully solicited. On WEDNESDAY NEXT. MR. J. J. CUNNAH will hold his WEEKLY SALE of Fat and Store CATTLE, SHEEP, PIGS, and CALVES, at the SMITHFIELD, HOOTON, at One o'clock prompt. Entries respectfully solioited. On THURSDAY, November 25th, 1897. Sale of Store Cattle at the SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR JOHN J. CUNNAH will hold a Special Sale of DAIRY COWS and STORE CATTLE, entries for which are respectfully ^Auction Offices Grosvenor Chambers. Chester. On FRIDAY, Dec. 3rd. Important Sale of Hay at BANKFIELDS and CARLETT PARK, EASTHAM. MR. JNO. J. CUNNAH is favoured with instructious from Mr. George S. Brown to SELL BY AUCTION 14 STACKS, comprising upwards of 400 tons of prime CLOVER and Upland HAY, and 10 tons of bright OAT STRAW. Sale at Two o'clock prompt. Catalogues from the AUCTIONEER. GRAND CHRISTMAS SALES, BY MR. JOHN J. CUNNAH :-At the SMITH- FIELD, CHESTER, on TUESDAY, Dec. 7th, and at the SMITHFiELD, HOOTON, on WEDNESDAY, December 15th. Prize lists and entry forms may be obtained at the AUCTIONEER'S Offices, Grosvenor Chambers,.Chester. JOHN A LYON AUCTIONEER, ESTATE AGENT, PRACTICAL LAND SURVEYOR & VALUER (Agent for the Linen Hall Estate). 23 Years' practical experience in Sale and Valua- tion of every description of property. Valuer for Hotel and Inn Change of Tenancy. Sales conducted. Cash settlements with Vendora at close of Sale. Furniture stored in dry lock-up rooms. OFFICES 7, ST. WEKBURGH-S1., & LINEN- HALL, CHESTER. HORSES. 750 HORSES. NORTH WALES REPOSITORY, WREXHAM. Tj^RANK LLOYD'S GREAT SALES, Jj TUESDAY NEXT, NOV. 23rd, 150 Hunters and Harness Horses. WEDNESDAY, 24th, 300 Small Horses, Cobs and Ponies. THURSDAY, 25th, 300 Town Horses, Lurry, Van -and Tram Horses, and Young Horses. Parade and judging, 10.30. Sales, 12 15. Catalogues, 3d. FRANK LLOYD, Wrexham. IMPROVED WATERPROOF WAGON AND JL CART SHEETS. Prices4 by 3yd»., 1Sa, j 5 by 3. s,: 6 by 4, 3-ia.: 6 by 5. 45s.; 7 by 5. 52s.; 8 by 6. 72a. iiarked IIlme and address Free. lulO always stocked; samples free. — HARNESS AND SADDLERY—Four-in-hand, Doe Cart, Brougham, Trap, &e. Also Farmers' Light aud Heavy CART HARNESS in all lo ai styles. HORSE CLOTHS—Waterproof Oilcloths, lined, best duality, collar cheok. Prices 36 t>y 54 in., (5s. 9d; 5i b\ 54 in., 9s. 6d.; 60 by 54 in., 10s.; 60 by 60, 10s. 6d. Other sizes proportionate prices. Used universally by corporations, teamowuers, farmer. coal merchants, furniture r-movers. etc. Samples free. AciDKEW POTTtfii, Melbourne Works, Wolver- hampton Y-aker to the Royal Farms. prospectus. .-1 THIS ADTKRTISKMENT WILL NOT BE REPEATED. ) The SUBSCRIPTION LIST will OPEN on I'HURSDAY, the 18th. and OIL TUES- DAY MORNING, the 23rd November instant. HM. GKEVILLb & SON (Limited), • —Incorporated under the Companies Acts, 1352 to 1893.-TURKEY PAPER MILLS, BERSHAM, near Wrexham.—Total Share Capital, £ 20,000 in 20.000 Ordinary Shares of Pl each, £ 20,000. Also P,,3,000 Five per Cent. First Mort- gage Debentures. These Debentures have all been applied for and allotted. ISSUE of 13,500 SHARES of JE1 each. Payable- 2s. 6d. on Application, 7s. 6d. on Allotment, 7s. 6d. two months after Allotment, and the Balance two months afterwards. DIRECTORS. W. Greer Barcroft, Esq., J.P., "Claverhill," Claughton, Birkenhead, Chairman. Ai Lieweiyn Hughes, Esq. (Director Bwlchgwyn Road Stone Company), Plastirion," Wrexham. James Fisher Edisbury, Esq., J.P., Bersham Hall," near Wrexham. *Alderman Robt. Hy. Done (Chairman J. F. Edis- bury and Co. Limited, Wrexham), Wrest," Wrexham, ex-Mayor of Wrexham. R. Dover, Esq. (late Manager to H. M. Greviile and Son). Managing Director. *Will join the Board after Allotment. BANK Ij;RS -.Natiolillol Provincial Bank of England (Limited), Wrexham. SOLICITORS. For the Company—Stanley D. Edisbury, Esq., Wrexham. For the Vendor-A. E. Greville, Esq., solicitor, 2, Staple-inn, London. W.C., and Towcester. AUDITOR—C. F. Will ams, Esq., Chartered Accountant, 45, Finsbury-pavement, London, E.C. LONDON AGENTS—Messrs. Frank Green and Co., 193, Upper Thames-street, London, E.C. REQISTERKD OFFICE-Turkey Paper Mills, Ber- sham, near Wrexham. SECRETARY (pro. tem.) AND TEMPORARY OFFICES —W. J. Edwards, 45, Finsbury-pavement, London, E.C. PROSPECTUS. This Company has been formed to acquire as a going concern, and to continue and extend the well-known and old-established business of Messrs. H. M. Greville and Son, of Turkey Paper Mills, Bersham, near Wrexham, Denbighshire, and for other objeots specified in the memorandum of Association. The business was established in the year 1813, and has always enjoyed a high reputation for the quality of the paper manufactured, owing in a large measure to the nature and purity of the water used and the natural aptitude of the workpeople employed who have been engaged in the trade from generation to generation. The high reputation of the Greville papers has stood the test of time. The business has been continuously carried on by the Greville family sincd 1854 down to the 26th March last, when the Bersham Mill was unfortunately burnt down. To keep the business together and execute the large orders then on hand for the Colonial Governments and the trade generally, the Beech Mills, High Wycombe, Bucks, were secured by the Messrs. Greville on very advantageous terms -the trade connection has thus been kept together, and the very valuable goodwill remains unimpaired. H. M. Greville and Son number their customers Indian and Colonial Governments, leading Banks, and a large number of the best known houses in the paper and kindred trades, the names of whom the exigences of trade prevent being made public. The Company will have the beuetit of the Beech Mills, where paper of an excellent quaiity is being made, in addition to the New Mills at Bersham, which are being erected (at the expense of the Vendor) from plans prepared by the well-known Mill Engineers, Messrs. Bertram and Co., Edin- burgh, and Messrs. Davis Bros., Builders and Con- tractors, of Wrexham. These new Mills will be fitted with all the latest machinery and will be of a capacity of four vats, being an increase of one vat over the capacity of the old mills. The Beech Mills have a capacity of two vats (and two more can be added for a very moderate outlay;, therefore this Company will start with mills having a capacity of output double that of the Old Bersham Mills. The principal motive power of Beech Mill is water, of which there is a constant and ample supply. A considerable amount of steam power is used at Bersham, the expense of which is very small, as excellent coal can be delivered at the Mill at 5s. 6d. per ton including cartage. The property is situated within a mile and a half of the Great Western Railway's Main Line, and the cost of cartage to and from Wrexham Station is 2s. 6d. per ton for paper and all materia s. The Directors, whilst energetically pushing the sale of their old established makes of paper so well known in the trade, will give their attention to the manufacture of first-class drawing paper, which they consider can be made for a very moderate price and for which there is a very large field open. The Messrs. Greville were approached some time ago by a syndicate of artists who desired to take over the Mills for this purpose. The property to be taken over by the Company comprises, besides the new Freehold Mill at Bersham, 2 acres 3 roods and 35 perches of Free- hold Land, Goodwill, Machinery, Stock-in-Trade, &c., together with the valuable mineral and water rights, and The Beech Mills, High Wycombe, Backs, held on lease which can either be renewed or the freehold purchased on very advantageous terms. Owing to the private books of the firm having been destroyed by the fire it has been impossible to ascertain the actual profits of the business. Some few years ago the business was neglected, but during the last few years, since the death of Mr. C. H. Greville, it has been ably managed by MiiI Greville, with the valuable assistance of Mr. Dover, whose services, as Managing Director, the Company have fortunately been able to retain, and the result as shown by the Accountant's Report has been most satisfactory. COPY ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT. 45 Finsbury-pavement, London, E.C., July, 1897. R. H. Done, Esq., Wrexham. In accordance with your instructions I attended at Laurel Grove, Bersham, for the purpose of examining the books of H. M. Greville and Son. I found, however, that the private books had been destroyed by the fire, and I was therefore unable to asoertain the profits of the business. The Customers' Ledger was however, fortunately saved, and from an examination of it I found that for the last 21 years (the period covered by the entries therein) that the business done had been progressive and in my opinion very satisfactory. The increase in sales for the year ending 30th June, 1896, over the year ending 30th June, 1895, was over 14 per cent., and for the period from 1st July, 1896 to 26th March, 1897 (the date of the fire), the rate of increase over the year ending 30th June, 1896, was over 24 per cent. The proportion of increase from 1st July, 1896, to 26th March, 1897, was therefore over 41 per cent. above the year ending 30th June, 1895. I was informed that the percentage of increase would have been very much larger had the fire not occurred, as the orders then in hand were so large that an extra vat was being put down to cope with them. The Indian Government order alone was for £ 2,600—only a portion of which had been exe- cuted-and there were also large orders in hand for the Cape Government, which are being executed at the Beech Mills, High Wycombe. Miss Greville informed me that before charging anything for interest on loans, but after making all necessary and proper charges, the average profit of the business for the past three years had been at least £1,100 a year.. From my observations I gathered that the busi- ness is a very sound one, and judging from the progress shewn above it is capable of great exten- sion.—I remain, yours faithfully. C. F, WILLIAMS, Chartered Accountant. The business will be taken over by the Company as from the 1st October. 1897, frgtp which date the Company is entitled to the entire profits, with- out any responsibility for liabilities up to that date. The present issue will provide a working capital of E2,000, which is considered amply sufficient. Taking the average nett profits, working only three vats (the full capacity of the old Bersham Mills), at the low estimate in the Accountant's report, it will bo seen that after pnyine interest on Debentures there will be aufficientto pay 7 per oent. on the £ 13,500 Shares now offered for Subscription, as shewn below, viz. Interest on £ K000 Five per Cent. Debentures £ 150 0 0 Seven per cont. Dividend on the present issue of 13,500 Shares of -Cl each 945 0 0 £1,095 0 0 I but with the increase of business and capacity of ¡ output of the New Mills and the business facilities I at the Directors' command, the profits of the Com- pany should be greatly increased, and the Directors confidently anticipate a return of at least 10 per cent, to the Shareholders. The purchase price has been fixed by the Vendor (who is the promoter and who is re-selling at profit) at £ 14,500, payable in cash or partly in cash and partly in fully-paid shares. The Vendor will pay all costs and expenses incidental to the formation and registration of the Company, up to and including the first allotmeat of shares, and will also pay all expenses relating to the present issue of shares, and the subscription and placing of them. He will also by the agree- ment next mentioned undertake that the Bersham Mills shall be completely erected, and finished with all proper machinery and plant, within four months from the date thereof, at his own expense and in accordance with the before-mentioned plans. An agreement has been entered into dated 4th November, 1897, for the sale of the business, between Robert Henry Done, the Vendor, of the one part, and the Company of the other part, and an agreement dated the 3rd day of November, 1897, has been made between the Company and Robert Dover, Esq., for the acquisition of his services as Managing Director for a term of ten years. There are other agreements and arrangements under 'Nw'M" "M prospectus. which the Vendor acquired the property and also in reference to the formation of the Company and the present issue of shares entered into by the Vendor, but the Company is not a party to them, and there are numerous trade contracts the benefits and liabilities of which will be taken over by the Company As these agreements or arrangements may technically be contracts within the meaning of Section 38 of the Companies Acts, 1867. applicants for shares shall be deemed to have had notice of all contracts, particulars of which are not set out and to have agreed with the Company as trustee for the directors and other persons liable or affected, to waive all right to any further dis- closures thereof and any claims that they might otherwise have, whether under the said Section or otherwise, and applications for shares will only be accepted subject to this provision. Copies of the Memorandum and Articles of Association and of the Contract for Sale to the Company and other contracts, and Mr. C. F. Williams' report, also plans of the New Mills at Bersham, may be inspected at the offices of the Company's Solicitor. It is intended to make application in due course for a special settlement and official quotation on the Liverpool Stock Exchange. Applications for shares should be made on the forms accompanying the Prospectus, and sent to the National Provincial Bank of England (Limited), Wrexham, with a remittance of the amount payable on application. If the number of shares allotted be less than the number applied for, the surplus deposit will be applied to the payment of snbsequent instalments. In cases where no allotment is made the deposit will be returned without deduction. The unissued capital will only be issued if required for extension of business, and the vendor stipulates for the option to subscribe for the first 92,500 so issued. Prospectuses and Forms of Application for shares may be obtained on application to the Bankers, Solicitors, and the Secretary of the Com- pany. FORM OF APPLICATION FOR SHARES. To the Directors of H. M. Greville and Son (Ltd.) Gentlemen,—Having paid to your Bankers the sum of £ being a deposit of 2s. 6d. per share on Shares in the above Company, I hereby request that you will allot me that number of shares upon the terms stated in the Prospectus and Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company, and I hereby agree to accept such shares or any less number you may allot to me, and to pay 7s. 6d. per share on allot- ment, and the balance thereon according to the term of Prospectus, and L request you to place my name on the Register of Members for the Shares so to be allotted to ine and I agree with the Company, as Trustee for the Directors, and other persons liable or affected whether under Section 38 of the Companies' Act, 1867. or otherwise, to waive any further compliance with the law as to furnishing particulars of contracts than that contained in the said Prospectus. f Name (in full) Please )Addross. write Occupation distinctly. I Date. t_Usua!Signature. CHEAP PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS JL OF THE FOLLOWING CLASSES :— Houses to be Let, I Apartments to be Let, Situations Wanted, Money Wanted, Situations Vacant, Miscellaneous Wants, Apartments Wanted, Lost or Found, And Articles to be Sold, ,4re inserteclin the CHESTER COURANT at the undermentioned charges One Insertion (20 words) Is. rhrco InFlertiolls" 2s. 6d. And 3d. for each additional line-a line contains about eight words. "F ,>J -.J.J J' so be Let. r 1ST OF RESIDENCES, ISSUED MONTHLY, SENT POST FREE ON APPLICATION TO W. & F. BROWN & CO., CABINET MAKERS & UPHOLSTERERS, EASTGATE ROW, CHESTER. HOUSES TO LET. T AMONT, SON, & CO., J-J UPHOLSTERERS, FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS. LIST SENT ON APPLICATION. SHOW ROOMS EASTGATE STREET. WAREHOUSE FOR STORING FOREST HOUSE (in separate rooms). QUIET, comfortable LODGINGS for two IW, respectable Young Men; central. — Apply 34, Gloucester-street, Chester. TO LET, HOUSE, No. 56, Watergate-street, Chester.—For particulars apply to Messrs. SHARPE & DAVISON, Solicitors, 12, Abbey-square, Chester. TO LET, a commodious and well built HOUSE, known as Crook House,' Chester, suitable for offices, with large garden thereto.—For particu- lars apply to Messrs. SHARPE & DAVISON, Solicitors, 12, Abbey-square, Chester. mO LET, at Lady-day next, REDDISH HALL 1 FARM, Reddish, near Stockport, now in the occupation of Thomas Henry Burgess, containing about 112 statute acres. Apply to HILL and CORDINGLEY, 90, Old-street, Ashton-under-Lyne. TO BE LET, with immediate possession, 'PERCY HOUSE,' Eaton-road, Chester, containing 3 entertaining-rooms and 9 bed and dressing-rooms, bathrooms, two w.c's.-Apply G. F. ADAMS, 12, Abbey-square, Chester. LEATON HALL FARM, four miles from Shrewsbury, on the Baschurch-road, con- taining 241 acres of meadow and pasture, and 72 acres of arable land. The above most useful dairy Farm TO BE LET from Lady Day next.- For rent and particulars, apply to Mr. T. HICKMAN, Leaton Lodge, near Shrewsbury. TO BE LET, or SOLD, with immediate possession, STONE VILLA," Cheyney- road, Chester, containing large entrance hall, dining and drawing rooms, kitchens, pantry, &c.; five large bedrooms, bath room, 2 w.o's., good cellar, conservatory and out-houses, and extensive gardens.—Apply to Mr. F. TURNER, Solicitor, 9, St. John-street, Chester. TO BE LET, with possession after Christmas» FRON HAUL, Mold, a compact House, standing in its own grounds, with paddock, excellent stabling accommodation, coach-house, &c., two entertaining rooms, five bed and dressing rooms, hot and cold water, bath-room, w.c., &c. Two minutes' walk from church, two from doctor, ten from station. Rent X50 per annum.—Apply to HAL. HURLBUTT, Esq., Fron Haul, Mold. CHESTER.—DORCHESTER HOUSE, C BOUGHTON.—TO BE LET, this capital FAMILY HOUSE, which faces south, and contains three entertaining-rooms, seven bedrooms, two dressing-rooms, bath (hot and cold water), and excellent domestic offices. Two small conserva- tories and a garden in terraces sloping down to the river, with a landing stage for boat.—Apply to MILLS & FLETCHER, Land Agents, Surveyors, and Valuers, 49, Hamilton-square, Birkenhead. -=-=- ito be oIb. CIRCULAR-FRONTED BROUGHAM, medium C size good condition. POWELL, Coach Builder, Chester. BROWN HORSE, 5 years old, 15-2, good hunter, carries a lady, and has been driven in a wagonette.—F. EGGINTON, Stamford Bridge, near Chester. GWILYM EVANS' Quinine Bitters Oo., Ltd., Llanelly. Good investment. 500 £ 1 SHARES ON SALE 15s. paid. Can divide. Offers wanted. Average dividend for over 10 years, n per cent.- H. PADFIELD, 110, Huskisaon-street, Liverpool. SHUTTLEWORTH & SONS, Portmanteau, S Bag, Dress Basket, and Trunk Manufacturers. Dress Baskets Re-covered and all Repairs by practical men. — Show Rooms above shop, 40, Bfcidge-street, Chestor. JT WILL PAY YOU TO NOTE THIS. IT WILL PAY YOU TO NOTE THIS. I have a quantity of Good Government GOODS passed out of service for other patterns. s.d. Light Waterproof Sheets. Cft. by 3ft 2 6 „ lift, by 6ft 5 0 Heavy, Large, Dark, Grey Waterproof Cloth Capes .2 6 Large Dark Grey Waterproof Overcoats 7 6 Patent Adjustable Headstalls, with lead attached 1 6 Horses' Nosebags, with Wide Leather Straps 1 6 Good All-wcol BuiS, 41b. weight, Sft. by 6ft 3 0 Waterproof Horses' Loin Cloths 46in. by 42in 3 0 White Rubber Sheets, Brass Eyeletholes, 46in. by 42in..2 0 Very Strong Leather Leggings, per pair 2 0 Pocket Filters, as used by British oDicers 1 0 Shoulder Bags, large, with Shoulder Straps 1 0 Government Traces, 10ft. 7s 6ft. 5e, pair. Horses' Nock Collars, nil leather, any size 6 6 Splendid, Stout, New Leather Driving Reins. 25ft. in leiigtll 4 6 Very Strong. All-leather, Horses' Head Collars 2 6 Any of the above carriage paid to your home from H. J. GASSUN, Government contractor, Rye. IMMOVABLE SCALPETTE, FROM El Is. TO 95 58. NEW WEB FRINGE, I HAIR COMBINGS FROM 5S. 6D. | MADE UP, 2a. PER oz. TAILS OF PURE HAIR, 5s. 6D. TO 638. DELICATE SHADES OF HAIR. T. SEALES BROWN, 3, LEECE STREET. LIVERPOOL.
SEantett. oJ" .J" .J WANTED, LAUNDRESS, near Chester, to take in Washing of large establisninent.— Apply, stating terms, SCHOLASTIC, Courant Office, Chester. WANTED, energetic AGENTS, with influence and first-class connection to push sale of Wrought Iron Tubes in this district.—Box 80 Wilson's Advertising Offices, Glasgow. OFFERS WANTED for 6% £ 10 Perpetua Preference SHARE, in the Chester Water works Co.—Apply Mr. G. H. EVANS, Solicitor Northgate Chambers, Chester. WANTED, a good general SERVANT, small family, and good home. Wages £ 12 to £14 per year.—Mrs. OPENSHAW, The Avenue, Patricroft, near Manchester. A CAPITAL chance offers itself to a trust- worthy MAN of business habits. The re- muneration will be good to a reliable person.— Address Box F 33, Office of this Journal. WANTED, a SITUATION by aikexperienced Man as Butler, good character (or temporary).—For particulars apply EATON'S Servants' Registry, Chester. LIFE POLICIES BOUGHT. — Considerably over the surrender value given for above to any amount. REVERSIONS also purchased. Good prices.—Send full particulars to COOPER & Co., 151, New Bond-street, London, W. STROLOGY.-Your future foretold, Marriage, A future partner described, children, journeys, legacies, ruling planet, &c. Send date of birth, 12 stamps, and stamped envelope, Mr. LEWIS, 69, George-street, Oxford. WANTED, for the Country, good COOK and Housemaid-Waitress. Must have good references. Three in family, three servants kept. Wages C20 and £18; no beer.—Apply Mr. CHALLENOR, Blackwood, Endon, S.O., Stafford- shire. A STEADY INCOME derived from investing in. our "Special Combinations." The feeling of security which our method affords will recommend it to investors. Write for Prospectus and full particulars, sent gratis and post free on application.—GEBMAYNE, HARDY, & Co., Brokers, 110, Fenchurch-street, London, E.C. AGENTS Applications invited to start WANTED. Associations for the supply of BENSON'S WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWEL- LERY, CUTLERY, PLATE, and other Reliable ARTICLES at Lowest Cash Maker's Prices. Terms Liberal. Particulars Post Free. J. W. BENSON, LTD., 62 and 64, LUDGATE HILL, LONDON, E.C. AGRICULTURAL LAND IMPROVEMENTS. DRAINAGE, SEWAGE IRRIGATION, FARM BUILDINGS, LABOURERS' COTTAGES, WATER SUPPLY, &c. THE GENERAL~LAND DRAINAGE AND IMPROVEMENT COMPANY. Incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1849. DIRECTORS. CHAS. G. BOLAM, Esq., Chairman. E. P. Monckton, Esq., I Hon. Cecil T. Parker. M,?, I Wm, T, Scarth, Esq. Surveyor t Mr. George North. This Company advances money to Lando- for all purposes of Agricultural Improvement, inoluding the erection of Labourers' Cottages and Farm Build- ings, the Reclamation of Waste Land, and the Construction of Reservoirs or other Works of a permanent character for the supply of Water to Farms, Villages, &c. or, if preferred, executes improvements for Landowners by its own Staff. 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In addition to works by the ab ve, the gallery is further enriched with many examples by other famous artists. Intending purchasers of FINE ARTS are cordially and confidently invited by Mr. KING to visit his collection, which is the FINES rand LARGEST in the Provinces. Every picture is guaranteed to be the work of the artist whose name appears thereon. JOHN KING, FINE ART GALLERIES, 83, RENSHAW STREET,- LIVERPOOL. TELEPHONE No. 2332. STEAM LAUNDRY, VICTORIA ROAD (CLOSK BY THE NORTHQATB STATION), CHESTER. THIS Laundry, situated in an elevated and open position, is admirably suited for the purpose, being removed from smoke, and commanding an ample supply of Water. The Works are within a convenient distance of all parts of the City, and within easy distance of the General Railway Station. All the arrangements are on the most approved modern system for Washing, Ironing, Drying, Packing, &c., and the management is most efficient. F. 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DIARY OF COMING ENGAGEMENTS. Nov. 17, ctc. Gentleman Joe at the Royalty Theatre. 17.-Chester Paxton Society's Show-Town Hall 17.-Trades Exhibition at Drill Hall. „ 17, dfc.-Lecture at the Temperance Hall. 17.-Chester Cheese Fair. 18.-Chester Cattle Fair. 22.-Anniial Meeting Church "Missionary Society-Music Hall. 23.-Cheater Board of Guardians. t, 23. 4-c.-Dairy Show at Whitchurch.
DEPTFORD BYE-ELECTION. Deptford is safe. Mr. A. H. A. MORTON, the Unionist candidate, defeated the Radical cham- pion on Monday by a majority of 324. This is a big reduction in tho Unionist majority at the late General Election, when Mr. Darling was re- turned with the handsome margin of 1,229 in hand. The Radical Press is endeavouring throughout the country to convert this into another moral victory for the forces of separa- tion and disintegration. They are engaging in this barren occupation, however, merely to conceal their chagrin at failing to capture the seat. They first of all predicted that the Exchange Division of Liverpool would fall a prey to the Radical assault, and that Deptford would follow suit. The Liverpool seat was one that gave both sides cause for grave anxiety, but luckily the Unionist cause triumphed in the end. The Radical leaders endeavoured to keep up the courage of their followers by predicting that Deptford would prove a second Walthamstow. Now that they find all their prophecies brought to naught, they coolly turn round, and claim a I moral victory. After all, there is nothing very much to be ashamed of in a Unionist majority of 324. It is, as we have admitted, a big drop from 1,229 in 1895, but there is fortunately an abundance of material at hand to explain away this sudden and heavy fall in the Unionist total. Dept- ford's Little DARLING,' as the late member was familiarly styled during his campaigns there, was weii-kuown in the constituency, and had fought it twice before attaining the record majority of over 1,200 votes. When he first wooed the electors of Deptford, he got in by only a margin of 275. That was at the bye- election in the spring of 1888. At the succeed- ing contest, in 1892, he improved his lead to 565, and it was not till his third essay, two years ago, that he achieved the splendid majority of 1,229. When Mr. MORTON has enjoyed a simi- larly long acquaintance with the electorate of that district, we have no doubt, judging from the plucky fight he made in the solitary Radical stronghold in Manchester against the sitting member, Mr. SCHWANN, that he will render an equally good account of himself. Then, too, in addition to the personal aspect of the question, Deptford has not in the past been in the habit of awarding record majorities. If we exclude from the calculation Mr. DARLING'S phenomenal poll in 1895, and add up the Unionist majorities in the four preceding elections, it will be found that they come to 1,834, which gives an average of only 458 at each contest. Mr. MORTON is only 134 behind this, and that fact cannot afford the Radicals any ground for bragging about the swing of the pendulum or the turn of the tide. We say nothing about the discreditable device of the enemy on the present occasion to attempt to manufacture party capital out of the engineers' strike or lock-out, a device which, although wholly unwarrantable on the facts, no doubt captured the votes of a few dissatisfied artizans who do not take the trouble to probe matters to the bottom. There was also reason to apprehend at the opening of the I campaign that apathy among the large number of villa residents at Deptford would prove a source of serious embarrassment to the Unionist party, but happily these gentlemen have been awakened to a sense of their responsibilities in sufficient numbers to avert disaster. The lesson of this feature of the election, however, must not be lost on other constituencies throughout the country. Such are the accidents of life that no one knows when a bye-election may be sprung upon them, and the plaiu duty, therefore, of the Unionist leaders in every Parliamentary division is to keep their machinery in working order, ready for use at the shortest notice. Otherwise, there is too much reason to fear that they will somewhere be caught napping. ♦
FARM SERVANTS' CLUBS. The Rev. J. T. PENROSE, rector of Gawsworth, writes to the Diocesan Gazette, giving his expe- rience of a new departure in catering for the wants of a large section of the rural labouring population. The idea is to establish clubs in agricultural centres for the use of farm servants during the Christmas holiday week. Such an experiment was made at Macclesfield last Christmas by a committee of country clergy, and although the venture did not yield astonishing results, it was sufficieQt to p. I courage the promoters to make another trial next Christmas. The plan adopted was to engage a suite of rooms at a provision dealer's establishment in Macclesfield. One of these apartments was devoted to refreshments, and the remainder to reading, smoking, and games. The membership of the club was arranged by distributing threepenny tickets among the clergy to be sold to the men. The farmers co-operated in the distribution of the tickets, which had a blank space for the member's name, and entitled him to the advantages of the club. Not the least of these advantages was the keeping in the club- room of a hiring book or register for masters and servants to aid in finding situations for those changing their employment. Mr. PENROSE is of opinion that if the club is to be a success, the refreshment room ought to be open for ladies also, in order that the farm servants may be able to entertain their sweet- hearts at dinner or tea when they visit the country town on their holiday. Another attraction likely to conduce to the popularity of the institution would be the inauguration of a series of entertainments during the holiday week for the benefit of the members, such as smoking eoncerts, minstrel entertainments, &c. That there is ample room for an institution of this nature in every country town at the Christmas season will be admitted by all who have witnessed the depressing spectacle of hundreds of farm servants of both sexes parading our city streets on a drizzly or snowy day in the holiday season, and apparently quite at a loss how to fill up their spare time. These holiday- makers would surely welcome a little clubroom which they could treat as their own for the time] being, and where they could eeet friends and renew old acquaintanceships. Mr, PENROSE hints that something of the kind is already in existence at Tarporley, and we feel snare the experiment is worth a trial in Chester, where so many rural labourers congregate at Christmas. If a start ia going to be made, it will have to be at once, as several weeks-are required for preliminary arrangements and a due advertisement of the institution. No wonderful results can be anticipated from a first venture, but it is emphatically a work of benevolence which, may be fraught with greafe good to our country cousins, and opens up ? sphere of usefulness to laity and clergy alike aft the season of universal festivity and goodwill.
ANOTHER TURKISH DIFFICULTY. The latest news from the East indicates that Turkey is on the horns of another dilemma. The Russian ambassador at the Porte is stated, to have made a declaration that if the Ottoman Government intend to apply a part of the- Greek war indemnity to fresh. armaments, the Russian Government will demand payment of the arrears of the Russo-Turkish war indemnity still owing by Turkey, and amounting to the, substantial sum of £1,300j The warning note has come as a bombshell into the Turkish camp, where proposals were in coasideration. for a great increase of naval strength. Russia, it is easy to see, entertains a- wholesome objection to further Turkish ascendancy in the matter of naval armament. This feeling was plainly apparent some little time ago, when plans were submitted to the Turkish Govern- ment for arming the forts at the entrance to the Bosphorus. The Russians resented this action strongly, representing that they would construe it as a want of confidence in themselves, and threatening that if the proposals were carried into effect, Russia would regard the prosecution of the design as a hostile act. As a conse- quence. the project was dropped. The present intervention of Russia is exactly on apar with this former incident, with this difference that in the present instance Russia has unquestionably the right on her side. Turkey, like a. private individual, must pay her debts before thinking of embarking on any luxuries. The SULTAN may regret bitterly that he is not permitted to expend the Greek war indemnity in the most reasonable channel, by strengthening his own defences, but he will in this instance, as in so many others, have to yield to the superior Power. The incident will be regretted nowhere more than in Germany, which was in anticipa- tion of various fat contracts from. the Turkish. Admiralty authorities, and these little pickings- will have to be reluctantly abandoned. The affair will likewise serve to weaken the- growing German influence at Constantinople. 4.
Apropos of the MAYOR'S Sunday it was poin.tedt out some time ago that, although there is a. stall specially reserved in the Cathedral choir for the Chief Magistrate of the city, ifr was rarely occupied except on one day of the year, when the Corporation attend in » body on the first Sunday after the election of Mayor and Sheriff. A correspondent draws our attention to the fact tiiall the (Mr. B. C. ROBERTS),, during his two years of office, has set a commendable example by attending in his allotted place in the Cathedral every Sunday morning, lexcept when, he hap- pened to be absent from the city. 0
It so frequently falls to our lot to call atten- tion to the unfair manner in which Teetotal enthusiasts seek to advance their cause, that it is not only a duty, but a real pleasure, to point out a notable exception. Speaking at Neston last week, at a meeting of the Church of England Temperance Society, Mr. J. C. PORTER) Chester Police Court Missionary, is reported to have said that publicans as a body were not so black as they were painted, and were not in the habit of tempting men to get drunk. ManY of them, in fact, did more in the cause of temperance than ministers, and in support of this statement he gave instances which had come under his notice where landlords made continuous efforts to keep their customers within the bounds of moderation.' This testimony, as every one who has given the drink problem a practical study knows in his heart, is the bare truth; in fact publicans are called upon almost every day in their lives to offend a customer by refusing to supply him after he has apparently enjoyed his quantum. How much more pleasantly we should all get along if there were more men of Mr. PORTER'S moderation, who would conduct the campaign against the evils of drunkenness in a straight- forward and chivalrous manner
-JI"* CHESTER CATHEDRA L.. SERVICE LIST FOR WEEK COMMENCING Nov. 17. WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17TU.-Morniug, 8.0: Matins. 10.15: The Litany; hymu 163. Evening. 4 15: Service, Hattoll in E anthem, She'v Thy servant' (Irons). THURSDAY, NOV. 18TH.—Morning, 8.0; Holy Com- munion. 10 15 Service, Walmisley iu F; Lord is in His Holy Temple (Thorno). fc-vening, 4.15 j Service, Wala:isley in D minor; auchem, 1 The Lord W"1 cumfort Zion I (ttiles). FRIDAY, Nov. 19TH.-Morning, 8.0: Matins.. 10-15: The Litany; hymn 183. Evening, Service, Goss in &» antbem, O S-tviour of the world' (Guss). SATURDAY, Nov. 20TH.—Morniug, 8.0: Matins. 10.15: Service, On seley in A; anthem, dee what love' (Mendel- ssohn), Evening, 4.15: Service, Ouseley in II flat; anthem, I Thou wilt keep him' (Jekyll). SUNDAY, Nov. 21ST (Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity)- -Morning. 8.0: Litany and Holy Communion. 1'.30; Service, Stainer in A; introit; hymn 311; Holy Com* munion, Staiuer in A; preacher, the Jan on in Residence- Evening, 3.30: Service, staiuer in A; anthem, Why rage fiercely* (Mendelssohn); hyinn 26. Kvening, 6.30 j Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis to Chants; procession*1 hymn, 297; hymns 244, 359, 367; preacher, the Hev, A. P. Shirreff, M,A, Collection for the Church Missionary Society. MONDAY, Nov. 22ND.—Morning, 8.0: Matins. 30.15 s Service in Monotone. Evening, 4.15: Service, Roberts in F j anthem, 'Hear the word' (Ledsham). TUESDAY, Nov. 23RD.—Morning, 8.0: Matins. 10.15: Service, King in F; anthem, I U praise God' (Weldon)- Evening, 4.15: Service, King in jb'; anihem, t w11 mention' (Sullivan).
partiammtarg Notice. -1.1. In Parliament.—Session 1898. LONDON AND NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY (WALES). Powers to Company with reference to Works Roads Footpaths and Lands in the Counties of Chester Flint and Denbigh Additional Capital and application of Funds; Amendment of Acts.) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that application is intended to be made to Parliament in the jnsuing Session by the London and North Western Railway Company (hereinafter called the Com- pany") for an Act for the following purposes or some of them (that is to say):— [In this Notice any township or other place for which a separate poor rate is or can be made cr for which a separate overseer is or can be appointed is referred to as a parish.] To empower the Company to execute the works and exercise the powers hereinafter mentioned and to acquire by compulsion or agreement and to hold lands (in which term houses and building's are in- cluded) in the parishes and places hereinafter men- tioned for the purposes thereof and for other purposes of the intended Act and also to acquire by compulsion or agreement and to hold for the purpose of extending their stations sidings ware- houses coal wharves depots and other accommoda- tion for mineral goods and cattle traffic and for other purposes connected with their Chester and Holyhead Railway (hereinafter called "the said railway") the lands hereinafter described or re- ferred to or some of them (that is to say) In the parish of Chester in the city and county borough of Chester in the county of Chester and in the parish of Saltney in the county of Flint- To acquire certain lands lying on both sides of and adjoining the said railway and extending from Saltney Junction to the bridge carrying the said railway over the Great Western Rail- way and the public road at Saltney with power to extend the said bridge for a distance of twelve yards or thereabouts on both sides thereof: And notice is also hereby given that on or before the thirtieth day of November instant plans and sections relating to the objects of the intended Act with a book of reference to such plans and a copy of this Notice as published in the London Gazette will be deposited as follows (that is to say) As relates to the works and lands partly in the county of Chester and partly in the county of Flint with the clerk of the peace for the county of Chester at his office at Chester. And that copies of so much of the said plans sections and books of reference as relates to each of thp several areas hereinafter mentioned in or through which the intended works are proposed to be made or lands are situate together with a copy of the said notice as published in the London Gazette will on or before the said thirtieth day of November be deposited as follows (that is to say) As relates to the county borough of Chester with the Town Clerk of that borough at his office. Any parish named in this Notice which is not also a county or other borough or urban district or is not stated to be in a county or other borough or in an urban district or in a rural district is a parish having a parish council with the clerk or chairman of which the before-mentioned deposit will be made and such deposit will if made with the clerk to the parish council be made at his office or if he has no office at his residence, a id if made with the chairman of the parish counoil be made at his residence. And notice is hereby further given that on or before the twenty-first day of December next printed copies of the intended Act will be deposited in the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons. The foregoing is so much of the Notice of the intended application to Parliament as relates specifically to lands and works situate within the county of Chester and the whole of the said Notice has been published in full or sent for publication in full in the London Gazette in the present month of November. Dated this 10th day of November, 1897. C. H. MASON, Euston Station and 35, Par- liament Street, Westminster, Solicitor. SHERWOOD & Co., 7, Great George Street, Westminster, Parliamentary Agents.
We have received from the Marquis of HUNTLY a letter appealing on behalf of benevolent fund for the men of the Gordon Highlanders. The object is one that ought to appeal to all patriotic Scots, and we commend j it to the local Caledonian Association. Sir WILLIAM CUNUFFE BROOKS, father-in-law of the MARQUIS, has given the fund an excellent start with a donation of £ 1,030. ♦
The ex-Mayor of Chester ( Mr. B. C. Roberts), is this week in London, attending the meeting of the National Union of Conservative Assc-ciaø tions. On Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone attended the morning service at Hawarden Church. Tha other members of the family present were, Henry Gladstone, Mr. Herbert Gladstone, MrS Drew, and Miss Helen Gladstone. The rectof (the Rev. S. E. Gladstone) officiated, while the Bishop of St. Andrew's preached the sermon. The attention of the Rev. Stephen Gladstone having been called to a discouraging report as to Mr. Gladstone's health, the rev. gentleman writes, under date 13th inst., to a correspondent as follows:—" Though of course in a way infir- mities must needs increase, there is no such anxiecy as is spoken of in the extract. Other- wise the visit to Cannes would be inadvisable- Lieut. Colonel J. Walter H. Thorp, the ne" Mayor of Macclesfield, is descended froO2 Alderman Thomas Thorp, who was Mayor of Chester in 1615, and whose son, Alderman Thomas Thorp, was famous in the Civil W*r' being Captain of the Train Band at the siege0 Chester and major under Lord Byrom in tb army of King Charles 1. He was Mayor 0 Chester in 1637 and again in 1661 after the Restoration.