WESLEYAN CONFERENCE. The Wesleyan Conference to-day nominated for next year's presidency the Rev. Silvester White- head, chairman of the Halifax and Bradford district.
SAILING BOAT CAPSIZES. YOUNG MAN DROWNED. At Blyth, last night, Edwin Nelson (24), was browned through the capsizing of a sailing boat. Deceased and his father were returning from a fishing cruise, when the boat apparently struck some sunken wreckage and turned over. The father was rescued in an exhausted condition. -+-
JUDGE'S TRAGIC DEATH. Mr. J. George Long, formerly judge of the Supreme Court of the United States, was return- ing to his hotel at Dunbar last night, when in the darkness he fell from some steps a distance of 8 feet, sustaining a fractured skull. He succumbed shortly afterwards. Deceased, who was a personal friend of President Roosevelt, was making a tour through Scotland.
FISHERMEN DROWNED. Two Yarmouth fishermen, George Smith and James Norfor, were drowned yesterday off Fraserburgh, while larking on the steam herring beat Zoe.
AN EXECUTION. Leonard Patchett, 26, was executed at Lincoln this morning, for the murder of his wife, from whom he was separated, by strangling her. Since his oonvictioini he made a full confession.
THE LATE POPE. REQUIEM MASS IN LONDON. At Brompton Oratory, London, to-day, a requiem mass fcr the repose* of the soul of the late Pope was sung. King Edward was repre- sented at the service, and an enormous congre- gation included representatives of all the, em- bassies and legations in London, and the majority of the Irish members. The celebrant was Bishop Stanley.
TRAINS lN iCOLLISION. DRIVER KILLED. A collision between two goods trains occurred on the London and North-Western Railway at Perry Barr, Birmingham, this morning. The driver of one train observing the signal was against him, applied the hand brake, but owing to the heavy freight and slippery metals the train dashed into the other goods train. The driver, Thomas Sinister, fell between the wheels and was out to pieces.
SPORTING. ♦ GOODWOOD MEETING. TUESDAY. CRAVEN STAKES.-Morris Dancer, 1; Happy Man, 2; Sliptbrift, 3. Seven ran. GRATWICKE STAKES.-William Rufus, 1; Timeserver, 2; Alcaeus, 3. Three ran. STEWARDS' CUP. DUMBARTON CASTLE 1 NABOT 2 LE BLIZON 3 Twenty-one ran.
THE BROXTON BENCH. NEW CHAIRMAN APPOINTED. At a private meeting of the magistrates sitting on the Broxton Bench, yesterday (Tuesday) morning. Mr. Robert Howard was elected chairman of the Bench, in place of the late Mr. J. Hurleston Leche, who held that post for many years.
SMALL-POX. Between Tuesday and Friday of last week three additions have been made to the patients in the Small-pox Hospital. Two children from Charles- street were first admitted, and on Friday a man I' was removed from the same street.
RAILWAY CATASTROPHE. FOURTEEN KILLED. On Monday morning a terrible railway accident, involving the loss of 14 lives and injury to 25 persons, occurred at St. Enoch's Station, Glasgow. A train from Ardrossan, with excursionists who had been spending the Glasgow Fair holidays at the Isle of Man, crashed into the buffers at one of the shorter platforms in the station, the two foremost carriages being telescoped. Ten passen- gers were killed outright, and four others died soon afterwards. The driver, who, it is stated. was unaware that his train was looped on to one of the short platforms, has been arrested. A telegram received yesterday (Tuesday) states: No further deaths have occurred in connection with the Glasgow railway disaster, and all the injured at the Infirmary are reported to be out of danger. DRIVER AT THE POLICE COURT. Henry Northcote, the engine driver, appeared at Glasgow Police Court this morning, and was remanded for two days. He appeared most dejected.
THE ROYAL TOUR. -+- BELFAST'S LOYALTY. The King and Queen arrived in Belfast on Mon- day from Newtownards, and were received with unbounded enthusiasm. Addresses were pre- sented by the Corporation and about fifty other public bodies, the King in the course of his replies expressing his pleasure at the growing prosperity and wealth of Belfast, and paying a tribute to the independent spirit of self-help which characterised the city. The events, of the day included a Royal procession through the streets, the unveiling by his Majesty of a statue of Queen Victoria, and visits to the Royal Hospital, where the Queen named "the Clarence Ward," and to the North- East Agricultural Show. Subsequently their Majesties proceeded to Bangor, where they em- barked on the Royal yacht for Buncrana, Lough Swilly.
BISLEY MEETING. w THE GRAND AGGREGATE. The statistical department has been busy getting out the remaining prize lists, the most important being the Volunteer and grand aggregates. These are made up of the highest scores in the various competitions as follows :—Volunteer aggregate- Scores in Martins Cup, King's 1st stage, and St. George's 1st stage. Grand aggregate-Scores in King's 1st stage. St. George's 1st stage. Alexandra, "Daily Graphic," "Daily Telegraph," and "Graphic." The aggregates are an important test of all-round shooting in the principal service rifle competitions. Private J. M'Callum, of the 4th V.B. Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders (1st Stirling), who was second for the King's Prize on Saturday, and also second in the grand aggregate last year, now stands at the head of the grand, and becomes the winner of the challenge trophy, N.R.A. gold cross, and JB20. His score of 331 is only 19 short of the possible. The Volunteer aggregate is won by Colour-Sergeant T. Lewis, of the 1st V.B. Welch Regiment, with a score of 190 out of a possible 199. In the grand aggregate, Private W. T. Spriggings, 1st V.B. Cheshire, occu- pied ninth position with 325. He gets the N.R.A. bronze cross and JE5. In the Volunteer aggregate, the same marksman secures JE5 with a score of 182. Private Tipping, 1st Cheshire, wins L2 in the grand aggregate tyros with a score of 310.
LORD BAGOT'S WEDDING.—At the altar of the Blessed Virgin, in the Oratory. Brompton-road, London, the wedding took place of Lord Bagot and Miss Lilian May. The bridegroom (William Bagot) is the fourth Baron of Blithfield, Rugeley, Staffordshire, and Pool Park, Ruthin, while the bride is daughter of the late Mr. Henry May and Mrs. May, of Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. This being a mixed wedding, the bridegroom a Prot,astant and the bride a Roman Catholic, the ceremony was very quiet, with no musical service. The bride was accompanied by her brother, Mr. George May, of Maryland, who gave her away. Lord Bagot was attended by Colonel the Hon. Heneage Legge, JSI P-, as "beet man-" There were no bridesmaids.
EDDISBURY PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY.—Before Mr. H. Lyle Smyth (in the chair), Colonel Lascelles, Mr. J. S. Neill, Dr. Smith and Mr. J. H. Stock, M.P. CHANGES IN LICENSEES. -Thomas James Chadwick. of Altrinoham, was granted the transfer of the licence of the Golden Lion alehouse, Frod- sham, from John Fletcher.-An application for the transfer of the licence of the White Barn alehouse, Cuddington, was granted from Henry Burgess to J ames Barlow, of Chorlton-on-Medlock. DISPUTE OVER HAY.—George Aston, Kinsg- ley, butcher, and Sarah Oultram, Kingsley, sum- moned James Oultram, timber merchant, Kingsley, for assault on June 18th.-Mr. W. H. Churton, solicitor, Chester, who appeared for the prosecution, in his opening speech said ..that two or three months before the date of the assault complainants had received from defendant a truss of hay, and in return they had given three bales of straw. On Thursday, June 18th, defendant and his man came to Mrs. Oultram's house while her husband was away, and asked for a truss of hay. Defendant said if he could not have it he would go into the loft and take it. He immediately went into the loft and appropriated a truss, and when he got down again Mrs. Oultram told her man, Aston, to take the hay away from defendant and put it in the stable. The man proceeded to obey, when defendant struck him violently, and when Mrs. Oultram interfered he struck her in the neck, and pushed her down the yard, and carried on like a maniac for some time.-The two complainants and another witness gave evidence in confirmation of this statement.—Defendant went into the wit- ness-box. He said that in the middle of April complainants sent him three bales of straw be- cause he had kept their horse all winter. They borrowed a truss of hav. and witness went to ask for a truss in return. He did not strike a blow, but simply went to get his hay back.-Mi. James Oultram and John Johnson corroboratf'L-The case was dismissed. POLICE v. DOCTOR.—Thomas Goulding, licensee of the Foresters Arms, Tarporley, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly. Mr. E. Brassey. solicitor, Chester, appeared for the defence.-P.S. Bourne said that on July 14th he saw defendant after eleven o'clock at night in High-street, Tarporley. He was drunk and was making use of bad language. He followed wit- ness about and called him names.—Cross-exam- ined Defendant had not complained that witness followed him about. Defendant said he would see a doctor.-P.C. Harrison said that at 11.20 p.m. on July 14th he saw defendant being led down High-street by two men. He was drunk. The police sergeant turned his lamp on him, and de- fendant asked him what he meant by it, and fol- lowed the sergeant and witness, calling them names.-For the defence, Mr. Brassey said de- fendant had complained about the police following him about. They visited his house six times as much as was necessary. On the night in question the police flashed a light upon him and saw who he was. Thsv said- nothing to him about being driink.-Dr. Smart, Tarporley, said defendant came to him the same night, and told him that the police had alleged that he was drunk. Wit- ness spoke to him for about ten minutes, and came to the conclusion that he was perfectly sober. As a formal test, witness told defendant to write his name on a sheet of paper. He produced the sheet. He saw no signs of drink at all.—The magistrates dismissed the case.-Goulding was also summoned for using profane language. He pleaded not guilty and was again defended by Mr. Brassey.- P.S. Bourne said that on July 20th he saw a great crowd outside the parlour window of the Foresters' Arms. There was a great noise inside some people were singing and some shouting. Witness went in and asked the licensee to stop the noise, but defendant refused. Witness handed the magistrate a slip of paper, on which was written the language he alleged defendant had used.— Mr. Brassey proceeded to cross-examine witness, but the Chairman interrupted him and said the Bench did not consider the language was profane. They therefore dismissed the case. THEFT BY A SOLDIER.—Henry Dean, pri- vate in the 1st Royal Welch Fusiliers, now in camp at Oakmere, pleaded guilty to stealing a silver watch and chain, value. 30s. 6d., the pro- perty of Enoch Astbury, on July 5th.-Complain- ant said he was a farm labourer, residing at Kclsall. On July 5th he, prisoner and another soldier met at the Royal Oak Hotel, where they had several drinks each. They went to the Globe Inn, Kelsall, and had some more drinks. Prisoner and the other soldier left witness in the taproom, and shortly afterwards he missed his watch and chain -John Murphy, farm labourer, said prisoner came up to him on the day in question, when he was standing outside the Abbey Arms, Delamere. Prisoner offered him the watch and chain (pro- duced), for which witness gave 6s. On Monday morning P.C. Waite came to witness, and in con- sequence of what he said witness handed him the watch and chain.—Supt. Beeley said prisoner had been in the Army twelve months, and prior to that resided in Dukinfield.-Prisoner begged the magistrates to let him off that time. He was drunk when the offence was committed. If he was con- victed that morning he would be discharged from the Army, and that would mean his ruin for life.— The Chairman said prisoner would be sentencad to 21 days' imprisonment from the time he was ar- rested. As he had been in gaol three weeks, he would be released at once. TRAP ACCIDENT AND ITS CAUSE.-John Robinson, farmer, Crab Tree Green, Oakmere, pleaded guilty to being drunk in charge of a horse and trap at Tarporley on Saturday, July 25th.—P.S. Bourne gave formal evidence to the effect that he arrested him at 2.50 in the afternoon, and detained him until ten o'clock, when he was allowed out on bail.—A gentleman named Mr. Griffiths said he saw defendant driving furiouslv down High-street. Tar- porley. He dashed right into witness' trap, which was standing in the street, breaking both shafts. Mrs. Griffiths was thrown into the street, and the pony ran away. A man who was in defendant's trap was pitched out, but did not fall clear of the trap, and was dragged some distance. When witness' pony was captured it was found to be suffering from internal injuries. Defendant was rolling about in his trap and was quite drunk.—Mr. Dixon, solicitor, Northwich, said defendant had instructed him to express his profound regret. Undoubtedly he was under the influence of drink, and to that must be attributed profound regret. Undoubtedly he was under the influence of drink, and to that must be attributed all that happened. He had offered to make good all the damage that had been done.—A fine of 20s. and costs was inflicted. DRIVING WITHOUT LIGHTS.—Private Peter Lynch, 1st R.W.F., was fined 2s. 6d. and costs. on the information of P.C. Harrison, for riding a bicycle in Tarporley at midnight on July 8th without a lighted lamp.—Fredk. Colley, an Alpraham coal merchant, had to pay Is. for neg- lecting to have lighted lamps on the trap he was driving at Calveley on June 20th. P.C. Barber, who proved the ease, said defendant was not far from home.—A Kelsall butcher, named Robert Jones, went out with a trap on June 27th on a long round. He failed to reaoh home before dark. and not having taken his lamps with him, he was summoned at the instance of P.C. Waite for driving without lights. He was mulcted in a penalty of Is.—James Ouldred, fish dealer, Church-avenue, Neston, was found on Julv 4th by a constable many miles from home, in charge of a trap, without the necessary lights. He made no appearance before the court, and the Bench inflicted a fine of 10s. and costs. EIGHT MILES ABOVE THE LIMIT.—Sawley Brown, The Hollies, Ashton-upon-Mersey, did not appear in answer to a summons for driving his motor-car at a greater speed than twelve miles.— His brother-in-law, who represented him, pleaded "Guilty.P.S. Brew said that on June 21st he saw defendant drive his car past the end of Bar- row-road, Stamford Bridge. He was going towards Chester, and his speed was not less than 20 miles an hour. Witness put his stick up and defendant stopped. He said he was only driving at 15 or 16 miles an hour.—A fine of 40s. and costs, including 9s. 6d. and 6s. 8d. for two witnesses who had corroborated the officer, was imposed.—G. B. Cockburn, 73, Shrewsbury-road, Birkenhead, was summoned for the same offence. With the excep- tion that the time was 25 minutes earlier than in the previous case, the facts alleged by the prosecu- tion were exactly the same.—P.S. Brew and the same witnesses again gave evidence, and told of the hairbreadth escape of two men who were standing in the road at the time.—Defendant said 0112 of his tyres was punctured, and he could not safely go at the speed alleged by the prosecution. —A fine of 40s. and costs was inflicted.-A sum- mons against a motor-cyclist of Pendleton, named C. Owen for exceeding the speed limit at Stam- ford Bridge the same evening as the previous offenders, was adjourned at defendant's request, because of his inability to attend. ASLEEP ON DUTY.—A furniture van driver, named George Probin, of Gresty-road, Crew?, was ordered to pay 10s. and costs for sleeping while in charge of his horses and van. Defendant was found in deep slumber on his seat at 1 a.m. on Julv 11th bv P.C. Harrison. LABOURERS' FOUL LANGUAGE—James Powell, Thomas Carman. Thomas Jeffs. Arthur Millington and George Crawford had to pay half- a-crown each for making use of improper language. All the men are labourers, and while Crawford is a Delamere man. the others belong to Kingsley. A DISORDERLY CUSTOMER.—Thomas Ar- dern. of Burton, was summoned for refusing to quit the premises of Frank Glass, licensee of the Bull's Head Inn. Clotton Hoofield. when re- quested to do so.-—It appeared that on July 11th, at nine in the evening, defendant entered the hou"c drunk, and called for a glass of beer. He was told he could not have one, and was asked to leave. He refused to do so. and created a great disturbance. He knocked a man down, and had to be forcibly removed. The door had to be barred against him until closing time. It was 10.30 before he took his departure.—The Chairman said de- fendant must pay 5s. and costs (21 8s. in all). WOMEN AND TABLECLOTHS.-Aiinie Har- rison. Acton Bridge, summoned Caroline Wilkin- son, a neighbour, for stealing her tablecloth, value Is. 4d.—Complainant said she bought the table- cloth last year at Northwich, and a fortnight later defendant bought one. In November defendant told her that the tablecloths had been exchanged. Complainant denied it. On July 6th witness went to Northwich, and on her return she found that her tablecloth had been token away and defend- | ant's put in its place. Defendant. admitted to her that she had changed the tableoloths.-The Chair- man said they were very foolish women wasting their time by coming to the court with a thing like that. They must settle the matter in the County Court. It was most ridiculous squabbling over a thing of that sort.
THEFT OF A BICYCLE. MALPAS YOUTH SENTENCED. The theft of a bicycle was the subject of a case which came before the Broxton magistrates yesterday (Tuesday), in which John Gibbons, a Malpas youth, pleaded guilty to stealing a "New Hudson" bicycle, value JB5 5& the property of Roger Bros., Malpas.—A member of the firm of Roger Bros., cycle agents, Malpas, said prisoner hired a bicycle from them, promising to return the next day. He failed to do so, and information was given to the police. He afterwards received a postcard from Wrexham, stating that prisoner was keeping the cycle over the week-end. The machine was worth JE9 9s. when new. At the present time it was worth £ 5 5s.—A boy named Wm. Dolson said he met prisoner in Wrexham and offered to buy the bicycle off him. Prisoner said I c he wanted to sell it. as he was getting a new machine.—P.C. Edwards deposed to apprehending prisoner, who, when charged, said, "I took the bicycle. I don't know what I was going to do. I was going to try and find work and then return the machine."—The Chairman said it was a very serious offence to steal a bicycle. The Bench had reasons for believing prisoner was getting into bad society. They would send him to gaol for two months in the second division, in the hope that he would, when he came out, go somewhere else away from the influence of those people with whom he had formed a companionship. It was only with the hope that he would leave his bad companions that the magistrates had been so lenient. Otherwise it would have been six months, which was the full penalty.
CRICKET. BOUGHTON HALL v. SANDIWAY—Played in Boughton Hall on Saturday. Score :— SANDIWAY. BOUGHTON, Littledale b Hack 2 Jones c H Dewhurst b Crankshaw c Lutener Mcllvena 1 b Howell-Evans 1 Capt. Willes c Little- H Dewhurst b Hack. 55 dale b Venables .16 TatescBarkerbWilles.12 Gore c Venables b C Dewhurst b Hack .11 Mcllvena 3 Venables b Hack 0 Bridge st Earle b Earle b Hack 2 Venables 0 C Reiss b Henshall .15 Henshall c Sub. b A Reiss b Henshall 0 Mcllvena 7 Ashton run out 5 Barker b Venables 6 Mellvena not out 0 Lutener b Mcllvena. 2 Hales b Mcllvena 27 Douglas b Mcllvena .32 Howell-Evans not out 2 Hack did not bat 0 Extras 9 Extras 7 Total 119 Total (9 wickets).. 123 EATON PARK v. WILLINGTON HALL.— Played at Eaton on Saturday. Score:- EATON PARK. WILLINGTON HALL. Rev Fuller b J E Tom- H A Tomkinson c kinson .11 Mountford b Oxley 41 Mountford c J E Tom- Phillips b Killick 4 kinson b Aston 12 Walker lbw b Roberts 5 Major Oxley b Aston.. 3 J E Tomkinson c W Roberts c & b Aston. 12 Roberts b Oxley 27 Killick b J E Tomkin- Blain not out 6 son 0 Dunning b Chapman. 0 Chapman c & b Aston 5 James Tomkinson b J A Roberts c & b J E Chapman 0 Tomkinson .15 Dawson b Oxley 0 Humphrey b Tomkin- Aston b 0 son 5 Astbury b 0 Harris b Tomkinson. 0 Sears b 2 Crane not out 6 Smith run out 3 Extras 3 Extras 7 Total 75 Total 92 FLINT v. MOSTYN PARK. Mostyn Park visited Flint on Wednesday to play the first fixture of the season between the two clubs, and a pleasant though one-sided game took place in ideal weather. Flint went to the wickets first, E. J. Hughes opening the batting and quickly compiling a useful 39. H. Watkinson made a clever stand, putting on 50 runs and carrying his bat. while the ever-useful J. Menzies totalled 14 not out. At 125 Flint declared. Only three of the visitors reached double figures, Ll. Davies 11, vl Lionel Edwards 13, and Bulcock 11, the visitors' total being but 52. It is only fair to state Mostyn Park played a man short. Score:- FLIXT. MOSTYN PARK. E J Hughes c & b H G Jones b Jones 6. Berresford .39 Davies c Williams b Williams c Hall b Jones .11 Bulcock. 6 Arnold c J Hughes b JLHughesc&bDavies 4 Jones 0 Watkinson not out .50 Inghman lbw b Jones.. 0 WHughesbBerresford 1 Hall b Hawkyard 5 Menzies not out.14 Edwards b Jones .13 Evans did not bat BerresfordlbwbHawk- Jones „ yard 0 Astbury Bulcock b Hawkyard..ll Hawkyard Morris not out 4 Buck st E J Hughes b Hawkyard 2 Extras .11 Extras 2 Total (4 wickets) .125 Total 52 MALPAS v. COMBERMERE.—Played on Saturday. Score:—Combermere: Foden b L. Fletcher 12, C. Smith st Howard b L. Fletcher 6, Conway b L. Fletcher 0, Davies b L. Fletcher 7, Williams b J. Fletcher 0, Millington b L. Fletcher 4, Peake b J. Fletcher 1, Matihajn b L. Fletcher 4, Warner b L. Fletcher 0, Wilson b L. Fletcher 0, Moss not out 0, extras 4, total 38. Malpas: A. McMichael b Williams 7, R. Howard b Williams 0. T. Shenton b Wil- liams 6, J. Lewis b Millington 3, L. Fletcher b Davis 12, A. Fletcher b Davies 11, J. Fletcher caught Foden 3, W. Bottomley b Williaimra 2, F. Welch b Davies- 0, O. Edge not out 3, S. Baker b Williams 2, extras 5, total 54. LIVERPOOL v. HELSBY.—Played at Aigburth on Saturday. Score :-Liverpool: C. M. Kinnier b Wilson 24, W. S. Paterson c J. Crosland b Wilson 1, A. D. Pilkington c Marsh b Wilson 0, R. S. Good- acre b Cartwright 11, F. J. Goodacre b Shaw 49, E. T. Bingham b Shaw 26. H. J. Crean lbw b Cart- wright, 1. W. Bateson b Shaw 6, E. A. Woodall c Gleave b Wilson 25. G. J. Crean b Shaw 1, G. A. Ketnble not out 0, extras 7, total 151. Helsby T. Cartwright c Bateson b Kemble 1. W. Marsh b Woodall 9, H. Shaw c Crean b Kemble 7, R Wilson c Kemble b Goodacre 72, T. Gleaves b Woodall 13, E. W. Crosland c & b Pilkington 77 F. Cole not out 18, A. Halford, H. Cowap, J. Croshmd and A. Cartwright did not bat, extras 5. total (for 6 wkts) 202. HELSBY 2xo v. ALVANLEY.-Played at Helsby on Saturday. Score Helsby 2nd: T. Harding b Wright 19, E. Malpas b Wright 3, G. Jackson c Cooke b Wright 0, H. Knight c Booth b Wright 15, J. Fedden b Wright 3, T. Hinde b Cobbe 3, A. Roberts c Green way b Wright 4, W. Stanway c Green b Cobbe 0, W. Wilde run out 3, G. Day c Greenway b Cobbe 6, F. Ward not out 2, extras 6, total t;4. Alvanley B. Cobbe c Harding b Jackson 3, E. Britland b Jackson 0, W. J. Brit- land c Malpas b Hinde 28, A. Booth c Harding b Malpas 13, L. Greenway Ibw b Malpas 12, H. Wright c Harding b Malpas 3, W. Green not out 8. T. Booth b Malpas 0, A. Greenway st Stanway b Malpas 0, A. Dugdale b Jackson 4, J. Noden b Malpas 4, extras 14, total 89.
GREAT GOLFER'S DEATH.-The death took place at Musselburgh, on Saturday evening, of Willie Park, senr,, one of the most famous pro- fessional golfers of the late fifties, sixties, and early seventies. He shared with Tom Morris, senr., Tom Morris, junior, and Harry Varden the dis- tinction of having won four open championshiris His victories were gained in 1800—the year of the institution of the tournament—1863, 1866. and 1875. Park had not played any golf for a considerable time before his death. RAILWAY TICKETS FOR CYCLES.-Mr. T. H. Woollen, hon. secretary of the Allied Cycling- Associations, has received a letter from the secretary of the Railway Clearing House with reference to the wording on bicycle tickets, in accordance with the agreement existing between the Railway Companies' Association and the Allied Cycling Associations. The letter states the manner in which, in order to secure uniformity, bicycle tickets and insurance tickets respectively will in future be printed. The front of the bicycle ticket which is made out for one bicycle (accompanied by passenger), at the company's limited risk rate," will state the amount of the carriage paid, and will also bear the following provision :—"This ticket which is available for a single journey only, must be given up at destination station." The condi- tions an the back are as follows:—"The com- pany, and all other companies, over whose lines the bicycle, for which this ticket is issued, is conveyed, will be liable for loss or damage exceeding 10s., but will not be liable for loss or damage up to 10s., unless an extra (insur- ance) fee of Id. has been paid. No liability will be admitted unless the loss or damage be pointed out to a company's official before removal of the bicycle from the company's premises." The extra insurance ticket, which is to be surrendered with the bicycle ticket, bears on the back these conditions:—"This ticket, which is not transfer- able, is issued upon the condition that no liability will be admitted for Joss or damage unless such loss or damage be pointed out to a company's official before removal of the bicycle from the company's premises." The new arrangements will apply between all stations in Great Britain and between stations in Great Britain and Irish ports. As it will probably take some little time to put the new tickets into circulation all travelling cyclists are asked in the meantime to accept any ticket offered to them in good faith that the terms of the agree- ment will be adhered to by the railway company concerned in ease of loss or damage.
CITY POLICE COURT. TUESDAY—Before Mr. H. T. Brown, Mr. J. J. Cunnah, and Mr. F. Bullin. PLEADED TO BE "BLACK-LISTED. Sarah Billingham was charged with being "drunk and disorderly. She had been three times previously convicted in the year for the offence. In all she had been before the magistrates 41 times. Prisoner pleaded to be placed on the "blacklist," saying she did not want any more drink.—The Chairman said she would be imprisoned for 14 days, also placed on the black list. —Prisoner Thank you, sir I am very pleased.
CHESHIRE VOLUNTEERS. ISLE OF MAN CAMP. INCIDENTS ON THE WAY. (By OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.) Lewaigue, Ramsey, Sunday Evening. The citizens of Chester turned out en masse on Saturday evening to witness the departure of the Headquarter Companies of the 2nd V.B. Cheshire Regiment for "The Island." Never sinoo the days at the commencement of the South African war at the departure of the Yeo- manry and Volunteers has Chester presented such an appearance. The Rows were filled and tha streets crowded with spectators, while the General Railway Station was packed, it being most difficult for the troops to pass through to the train. There has been a complete dhange this year for the annual training. The 30th Brigade, of which t'he 2nd Cheshire form a unit, have never before round their way to the Isle of Man. Since being included in the Field Army Corps, Salisbury Plain has been the training ground. This new military ground of exercise has become well-known to Chester Volum/tears. It must be confessed that the Plain was not very popular last summer, the weather in some measure accounted for this. Wet days andi the isolation of the spot* tried the enthusiasm of the men. Still the Volunteers have always risen to the demands made of them, and it came as a welcome change when it was known that Ram- sey had ^been selected for the camp this year. .The enoice of the Isle of Man afforded the public bodies and residents much satisfaction. Colonel Smith and other officers visited the Islaiju and inspected various si tos, the result be- ing the selection of Lewaigue. The placing of contracts for supplies of all kinds and: for the conduct of a large encampment, where there are rone of the facilities which a military station offer, was no easy matter. The site is about two mile:5 from Ramsey and 14 miles from Doug-las. It has many advantages, good bathing, and accessibility to" the principal resorts of tlhe, Island. One side of the camp is bounded by the electric railway which runs frorru Ramsey to Dougla,s. Low fares have been arranged for the meml visiting Douglas. The electric railway is so convenient that arrangements have been made to have the whole of the camp lighted with electric lights, all lights will of course be switched off at the proper time. Lewaigue is considered a charming spot in summer time, the surround- ing scenery being very fine. Leaving Chester at 8.20 p.m. on Saturday, we arrived at the Liverpool Landing Stage at. 10.30. Here we had to wait until nearly one o'dlock in the morning, the Snaefell embarking her pas- sengers tor the midnight boat before the Em- press Queen came alongside to take us on board. The South Lancashire Regiment had arrived shortly before us and were proceedling by the same boat. Rain mteanwhile commenced1 to fall heavily, and there was a general rush when we got on board to get comfortable and dry quarters. The boat was simply packed, the men. lying like cattle all over the decks mixed up with kits and luggage. Bad luck seemed to stick to us, far it was four o'clock when we were abreast of New Brighton andi fairly started. We had a splendid voyage, it being now daylight, and we reached Ramsey about 8.30. Here the Y disembarking commenced, and it was about 10.15 before we reached the oamp, having Chester S 00 rQad from the time we lef(1 As we sealed a large hill the camp came in view, pitched in a beautiful valley, boundled by the Lea on ctne side and beautiful mountain scenery on the other. As we saw the rows of white tents awaiting peacefuly down there, it was thought we should have nothing to do but walk into them, but here again we were doomed to a further disappointment. Our camp had only been pegged out, and we had to erect the tents as soon as we had taken off our accoutre- ments. The 2nd Cheshire were the only battalion wno erected their tents when they marched into camp after a 14 hours' journey, which, Should satisfy the most severe critio of our Citizen Army. Breakfast was served about 12.30, to which full justice was done, and the bedding e and blankets and waterproof sheets were served out. There are no boarded floors to the tents t^ls ti-me, and if the weather proves unfavour- able the camping ground will soon be like a quagmire. Should the weather continue as it is at present, however, we shall have a most en- rrand10 ^P'xu J. Smith is in oom- and the following officers are also in campMajor Harrisson, Captains Ashifcon Timmins, Thompson, Clarke, Burton, Thornely, Bromley, Evans, Hamilton, Nidhclson and Captain-Quartermaster Williamson Lieuten- ants Chur ton, Musgrave vice Miller. Linnaker. and: Hell. The officers alid men are loud in their praise of the commissariat- arrangements. It is no easy task to cater for 950 soldiers. Mr. E. Lloyd, of Chester, supplies 9501b. of beef a day. Each man is supplied with a. pair of boots a shirt, and a pair of braces. The afternoon has been spent in lying- outside the tents in the sun, while some are busy smartening themselves, preparatory to a journey to Douglas. The trams are continually passing the oamp laden witlh visitors. THE ROYAL WELCH. The Prince of Wales embarked 1,100 men of t'le Royal Weich Fusiliers at Wocdside stage on Sunday, and sailed at 11.30, arriving a.t Queen's Pier at 3.30. Crowds of people witnessed the men landing. The troops were marched off to the camp by a quarter-past four. The Mona, the new addition to the Isle of Man Company's fleet, left Woodside stage at 12.20 with 1,000 men of the Herefordshire Regiment, and arrived at a quarter to five.
4RT -i?ERf „SC?I00L 0F SCIENCE AND 1903 irp J art examin»tion results for 9riH rl reP°rted:—Anatomy: James Wedgwood 2nd class; John B. Piercy, 1st class G. H. J Day 1st class Albert J. Hodgkinson, 1st class; Maxwell G. Lightfoot 2nd class; Frances M. Curwen, 2nd class. Model Drawing: Frances M. Curwen, 2nd class; Albert J. Hodgkinson, 1st class; Thomas A. Clegg, 2nd class; George H. J. Day, 1st class; Frederick T. Quinn, 2nd class; Maxwell G. Light- ioot. 1st class; John B. Piercy, 1st class; James V\ edgwood 1st class. Drawing from Life: James Wed,wood, 1st class. Design (honours): Gertrude M. Siddall 2nd class. Science Examination Results, 1903—Mathematics, stages 1, 2. 3 and 4 • Ewart E. Ellis, stage 2, 2nd class; Joseph F. fallen, stage 2, 2nd class Fredk. G. Witt, stage 1 1st ciass; Benjamin E. Hulse, stage 1, 2nd class; Keith Howick, stage 2, 2nd class Alfred R. Hill stage 1, 1st class. ivN? AMALGAMATION.-The rW rin^lP bl?CVtu by the B:lkdale Urban Dis- trict Council upon the question of amalgamation with feouthport shews a great majority against such a step, the figures being: Against, 1,994; for, 448; majority against, 1,546. On Friday the Birkdale Lrban District Council held a special and private meeting, when a telegram was received from Councillor Stowe protesting against the manner in which the plebiscite was conducted the torm ot the voting paper, the manner in which it was distributed, and the pamphlet issued. By six vot?s to three the Council adopted the follow- ing resolution:—"That the common seal be affixed to a petition to the County Council of the Palatine of Lancaster to amalgamate the townships of Birk- dale and Ainsdale. BATTLE OF SHREWSBURY.-The principal celebrations in connection with the Battle of Shrewsbury commemoration took place at Shrewsbury on Tuesday, that being the 500th anni- versary of the fight. In the morning there was a service at Battlefield Church, when a sermon was preached by the Bishop of Lichfield. The Bishop said that in that church they stood over the bones of those who fell in the battle, and for the sake of whose souls the chapel was built and endowed. The compassion for the rough, untutored, brawling soldiery, which shewed itself then in the founding of Chantry chapels and the saying of masses for lessening purgatorial pains, shewed itself in different ways to-day, but was not dead. It directed itself rather to the improvement of the conditions of the living generation. The evils of these days were mainly three-a certain coarseness and brutality of character and conduct, civil wars and error in religion. How did they combat these to-day? By education, by Constitutional govern- ment, and by reversion to the primitive type of Christianity. To-day their battles were fought on the floor of the House of Commons. After tbo service lectures were delivered in the open air by Dr. J. H. Wylie, the Rev. D. H. S. Cranage, and the Rev. W. G. D. Fletcher. Up to this time the weather had been bright, but the visitors had to return to Shrewsbury in a heavy downpour of rain. At two o'clock a public luncheon was held in the Music Hall. The Mayor (Mr. H. R. H. Southam) presided, and among those present were the Bishop of Lichfield, the Bishop of Shrewsbury, the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire (the Earl of Powis), and Lord Berwick. Mr. R. Lloyd Kenyon proposed The five hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Shrewsbury and our visitors," and Lord Barnard, Colonel J. E. Montgomery, and Mr. F. R. Benson replied. In the evening Mr. Benson's company presented Henry IV."
CORONER AND JUROR. DISPUTE AT HOYLAKE. An inquest was held on Monday afternoon in the Police Court, Hoylake, before Mr. J. C. Bate, West Cheshire coroner, on the body of a youth, James Haldane Parr, who was drowned while bathing at Hoylake on Thursday evening. The evidence of two eye-witnesses to the sad occur- rence was taken, and the jury returned a verdict of "Accidentally drowned." The Coroner, in directing the jury to return that verdict, expressed sympathy with the bereaved mother, who is a widow.—The Foreman Juror (Mr. S. W. Gill) said the bereaved mother's grief was accentuated by the great delay in holding the present inquiry. It was strongly felt in the district that someone had blundered, and they wished to say that it was nothing less than a scandal that the body of this boy, after lying in the water for five or six hours, should still be unburied, after the lapse of four days.—The Coroner thought the foreman had no right to express himself in the way' he had done. The inquest had baen held as soon as it was pos- sible. He did not get the intimation of the death until Saturday morning's post. He then intimated to the police that the inquest could not take place an Monday, and he did not think there was any- thing to complain of.—The Foreman said that had the coroner gone to the house where the body lay, and seen what they had seen, as the jury were compelled to do. he would have had ample proof of the reasonableness of what he had said.—The Coroner said that had the police telegraphed or telephoned to him on Friday, he would have ar- ranged for the inquest to take place on Saturday, but he understood there was a change in the per- sonnel of the polica in Hoylake, which had been the cause of his not being informed immediately. —Inspector Christian said he had acted in accord- ance with the instructions from the Chief Con- stable, and on the same lines that he had always acted.
FENCE ENCROACHMENT. a MALPAS FARMER FINED. At Broxton Petty Sessions, yesterday (Tues- day), before Mr. Robert Howard and a full bench of magistrates, Thomas WhaHey Picker- ing, farmer, Manor House, Edge, Malpas, was summoned at the instance of the Malpas Rural District Council for encroaching on the carriage way adjoining his farm, being a cross road from the main road, by putting up 'hurdles contrary to the Highway Act, 1886 Mr. Bettley Cooke, solicitor, Whitchurch, prosecuted on beh-adlf of the Council. He said defendant was the owner and occupier of a farm at Edge, which adjoined the high road in ques- tion. Close to the road was a dangerous marl pit-, which had been enclosed by a stone wall. The wall get into a dilapidated condition andi became dangerous. The attention of the Council was drawn to it as long ago as July, 1901. The Clerk wrote to defendant about it, and received a reply dienying liability, stating that it was the duty of the Council to repair the wall. The Clerk wrote again pointing out that the previous ■owner and occupier hadi built and also repaired the wall. A icommittee was appointed to visit the road, and in March, 1903, defendant put up twenty hurdles, which leaned over on to the roadway. The road was only 15k feet wide, and the hurdles stood ten inches from the wall. Som-e of the feet of the hurdles stcod out of the ground some two or three inches, and were dangerous to the public. The encroachment extended for 43 yards. On June 15th, defendant was served with seven days' notice to put the fence back. He was told, that up to t-hat morning nothing had beeai done. The matter had been going on for 2 £ years. James Parker, surveyor to the Malpas Rural District Council, confirmed this statement The wall was originally 3ft. 6in. to 4ft. high. The feet of the hurdles were placed against the foundation of the wall causing the hurdles to stand out from eight to twelve inches. Oia the -ether side of the hurdles some of the feet were pressed into the soil, while others stood out. There were 21 hurdles, extending in length 42 yards. They were on a part of the road to which the public were entitled U and were dangerous to passongers.-Gross-examdned by defendairnt: There used to be an old wcoden fence alongside the wall. Witness suggested to defendant some time ago that he should remove the wooden fence and replace it by a continuous iron fence oloso against the wall. He did not report- that to the Council. The road was higher in one pa.rt than another, and consequently all the feet would not go into the ground. In June defendant asked him to leave the matter until the next meeting of the Counoil, so that he could see what they wanted. He offered, if necessary, to put the fence behind the wall.—By Mr. Sand- bach He did not tell the Council that. He simply said nothing had been done. George Richardson, clerk to the Malpas Council, spoke as to the correspondence that had taken place between him and defendant. The Chairman said it was necessary to the public that the road should be made safe. De- fendant would 'have to pay £ 1, including costs.
A BARON'S FATAL FALL. Baron de Bush, of Preshaw, Bishop's Waltham, Hants, died at Northampton General Hospital, early on Friday morning from injuries received some hours earlier by falling from a London and North-Western express train. How the accident happened is not quite clear, but it is thought the baron in opening the wrong door of the carriage fell out on to the line, receiving terrible injuries to the head. He was picked up near Banbury crossing and removed to Northampton by special train. The baron, along with his wife, who was in another part of the train with her maid at the time of the accident, left Euston on Thursday night, their destination being Killin, at the top of Loch Tay, Perthshire. A CRIPPLE SAVES A LIFE. — The Royal Humane Society's certificate for heroism has been awarded to Mr. Roland Harris, of Windsor, who, though a cripple, succeeded a few days ago in rescuing a boy from drowning. The lad was bathing with a number of others from Ackerman's shore, on tho Windsor side of the river, when he sank. His companions at once gave the alarm, and Mr. Harris, who was re- turning home from business, heard their cries. He at once hastened to the spot, entered the water with his clothes on, and with one of his crutches succeeded, after two attempts, in hooking the drowning lad under the arm and holding him out of the water till help cams m the person ot a boat- man. A few seconds' delay and the boy would have been drowned. SEAMEN AND SWIMMING.—In the House of Commons on Wednesday, in reply to Sir John Long, Mr. Arnold-Forster stated that the teaching of swimming and diving waa part of the education and training of officers and men in the British Navy. All executive engineers and acoountJant officers in the Royal Navy must be in the possession of certificates of proficiency in swimming, and all boys in the training ships were taught to swim. There were various men's raitings for whidh abi'lity to awim was not a neceswy quali- fication, but in these cases every encouragement I wad offered to the men to learn, both by giving facilities while at the home ports and in the re- serves and by 'holding swimming diassea in his MajŒty'sships.-Quostioned by Sir John Leng, ¡ Mr. Gerald Balfour said he could not give, the percentage of shipmasters, officers, and seamen and engineers in the mercantile marine who were I unable to swim. Hp did not think it expedient to altar the Merchant Shipping Acta so as to re- quire proficiency in swimming as a qualification for seafaring men before passung their examina- tions. PASSIVE RESISTANCE APATHY.—The Lonuon correspondent of the Liverpool Mercury" writing on Wednesday night say;s: If the Passive Resistors and all the opponents or tiio London Eduoa-tion Bill, including Dr. Clifford), could have locked into the House of Commons this afternoon for three hours and a half of the sitting, when the third reading of the Bill was being debated, they would have been profoundly disgusted, a,nd, I have no doubt, in- dignant. They would have seen a be% of Liberals, varying from six to a dozen, opposing the Bill, and six to a dozen Ministerialists listen- ing to them. Once the Liberal attendance rose to 18 or 20, and that was when Mr. Lloyd George rose to speak; and it dropped away agaiin a,9 soon as he sat down. I think Sir Wm. Anson had not more than four Liberals to listen to him; and he had not more Ministerialists on the benohes behind him. The division list makas a fnr? enough show, for when the bell rang over 300 members, who had not 'heard a word of the debata, same rushing out of the smoking room to take part. In this way the battle of passive resistance is supported in Parliament." THE VIRTUE OF ABSENCE.-Sir Francis Jeune, president of the Divorce Court, in an inter- view, has emphasised his oft-repeated dictum that temporary separation frequently afforded the best solution of domestic complications. "I am very much in earnest about this," said the president. Many exampleshave come under my notice in which married people have lived together agreeably after a temporary separation. It is much better to separate nru tu6 *han ,to ,Jlve a cat and dog life together. The husband and wife are better out of each other's way for a period." Asked if it was a case of absence making the heart grow fonder, Sir Francis said, It is perhaps rather that absence makes the mind grow wiser. The pair get time to reflect upon their position, and arrive at a sane estimate of yach other's qualities. Their friends have also an opportunity of gathering round them, with the possible result of bringing them together again in a mutually forgiving frame of mmd. It was quite a mistake to suppose that these domestic squabbles denoted an incurable incompatibility of temper. "Many couples" said i -f rancis, are living together happily now after a brief separation which enabled them properly to appreciate and understand each other."
BROXTON PETTY SESSIONS. YESTERDAY (TUESDAY).—Before Mr. Robt. Howard (in the chair), the Rev. C. Wolley-Dod, Messrs. George Barbour, S. H. Sandbach, T. M. L. Vernon, R. O. Orton, H. Barnston, and Evan Langley. THE SWINE FEVER LAWS. Thomas Salisbury, Bickerton, pleaded "guilty" to allowing six ps to be removed from his premises without a declaration on July 6th. P.C. Hulse said that on July 6th defendant took ten pigs from his premises to Beeston Auction. Coming away, he bought six more pigs. He had a licence which said that the pigs must be kept isolated for 28 days before being removed. The following day witness visited the place and was informed that the pigs had been sold to a man named Stockton.—A fine of Is. for each pig and costs was imposed.—Job Stockton, Bickerton, was summoned for removing six pigs from Salisbury's premises to his own on July 6th. P.C. Hulse re- peated his evidence. Defendant said that had he known that the pigs had been to Beeston he would not have bought them. Salisbury himself con- veyed them to his (defendant's) premises. The Bench accepted defendant's explanation and dis- missed the case. OPPOSED TO VACCINATION.—Alfred Cayley, Malpas, applied for a certificate exempting his male child, three months old, from vaccination. He said he had a conscientious belief that vaccina- tion would be detrimental to the health of the child. He had other children who had not been vaccinated, and for whom he had received certifi- cates of exemption.—The Chairman: Well, you will have another one. In my opinion it is a very foolish thing.
-0 SELATTYN. LORD HARLECH'S TREAT.-The annual treat given by Lord Harlech to the children attending Pant-glas and Selattyn Schools took place on Friday afternoon. The children met at their schools and marched to the Park, where they enjoyed themselves on the merry-go-rounds and swings till tea was ready. The meal was served in a large tent. After tea various games and sports were indulged in till dusk, the teachers and other friends rendering assistance to make things enjoy- able. Hearty cheers were given for Lord Harlech, and to Mrs. Marston and all friends.
« TARPORLEY. TRAP ACCIDENT.—A startling trap acci- dent occurred on Saturday in High-street, near Dr. Hewer's. A trap was being driven by Mr. John Robinson, of Crab Tree Green Farm, Oak- mere, when it collided with a pony trap driven by Mrs. Griffith, of Tiresford, from the opposite direction. T'he violent impact broke both shafts of Mrs. Griffith's trap, and she and her coach- man, E. Matthews, were thrown out. The pony was hurt and dashed up the street, but was stopped by Mr. W. Reece. John Fryer, teams- man to Mr. Robinson, who was in the trap with Mr. Robinson, was thrown out, and in some way his foot caught in the trap and he was dragged a considerable distance. The injured persons were taken to Dr. Hewer and attended to. Mrs. Griffith and her coachman miraculously escaped with a severe shaking and slight bruises, but Fryer unfortunately had his head cut and his foot fraiatured.
«. GRESFORD. BOYS' BRIGADE.—The members of this brigade, numbering about 70, together with the Rev. J. Barker Owen, Messrs. R. Rowley, J. Gregson, James Roberts, and ex-Sergeant-In- structor Webb (representatives of the com- mittee) had their annual excursion on Friday to i Rhyl. Various amusements were enjoyed upon the sands. Dinner and tea were served. THE LATE MR. LEE.—The interment of Mr. Richard Lee, whose death was recorded! in our previous issue, took place on Thursday at Gresford Church. The service was conducted by the Rev. R. J. Barker Owen. The principal mourners were Messrs. James and William Lee (sons), Miss Lee (daughter), Mr. Wiltshire, of Warminster (son-in-law), Mr. W. H. Lancelot (son-in-law), Mr. R. D. Weaver, Carden (son-in- law), Mr. Thomas Lee, Wrexham (nephew), Mr. Robert, Evans, Belgrave (nephew), Mr. J. Ailing- ton Hughes, Mr. J. Tilston, etc. Many floral tributes were sent.
FRODSHAM. HARVESTING OPERATIONS.—The har- vesting elperations in this locality are now at a complete stanidistill owing to the interruptions by the recent inclement weather, whidh has necessitated a great deal of extra labour in turn- ing and making. POLICE COURT.—On Monday, at the Police Court, before Messrs. A. Thomas and J. Murray Edward Davies was fined log., including costs, or in default seven days, for being drunk and in- capable at Frodfeham on Saturday. The fine was paid.—Thomlas Finn was committed to prison for 14 days' for wandering abroad without visible means of subsistence on Sunday.—Patrick Kelly was fined 10s. and 5s. costs for using obscene and profane 'language in Main-street, Frodsham, on Sunday. A HOME BIRD.—A rather unusual incident arose in connection- with the Frodsham Sunday School excursion to New Brighton on Wednes- day last week. A resident olf Frodfehami, a man of about 60 years of age, who had never in his life been on a railway train or away from the immediate locality, joined the trip and spent a pleasant day in the popular watering place. This case appears to be unique as far as this neigh- bourhood is concerned, and is most singular in these days of steam transit.
AUDLEM. ALLEGED SWINE FEVER OFFENCE.- At the Nantwich Petty Sessions, on Monday, Thomas Oharlesworth, Hay Field Farm Aud- lem, was summoned for failing to notify to the police the existence cf a case of ewino fever on his premises. Ernest Peacey, a veterinary sur- geon under the Board of Agriculture, stated, that ho vifited the defendant's farm on the 3rd July last, and there inspected a. herd of 45 pigs. One ot the animal9 was visibly ill, and by arrange- ment the suspected pig wa.s slaughtered and a pest-mortsm examination made. Portions of the intestines were sent to the Board of Agriculture anoi the report received was that the disease was of long standing. Witness was closely questioned by ivir. Whittmgham and the bench, and in uubwer k> an nwfuiry whether there wore symptoms in the pig which might, have been detected under ordinary conditions, he answered that the animal was emaciated, and that was sometunes the condition of a pig Which had suffered from swine fever for a long time. Mr hitting'ham When you first saw the pig you could not tell whether it was suffering from the disease or not?—Witness: I oould.-Why then did you agree to pay the defendant the full amount- of the compensation for the Blaughter- mg of the pig?—That is simply the arrangement of the Board of Agriculture. Where a pig is slaugntered and it is found to be affected only ha,f compensation is paid. He added that he was sent to the defendant's farm because he had been informed that pigs had been exposed to the risk of infection at a local auction sal.-Defeon dant said the pig had been unwell, and he was as anxious as the inspector to know the cause of Mr pioeSS Dutton (a magistrate): You, thA w ff as an expert,-could not- declare that k Ld it; wi Tonl Tme fever before y°u that I* WPT J' 1 6V?ry reason to think rY Suffe,nng from the disease, but we an a«T'V-uftim' ,sl1l,re-~Tou. would not expect cart "tW t 1 a m order to ^ako carton that it had the disease —He ou^hti to take all reasonable precautions to discove- tiho nature of the illness.-Do you think W an ,.1: Z l f'-1,11 tho abscllce blotches on the kin could dec:de at once that the pig wasrsuffer- mg from swine fever?-I should say he ought to tell from its appearance—In answer to Mn Em borten, witness sa,id that blotches on the tip of the ears and redness at the tail were symptonu f!" Whj0n ifc was Present in an* acuta ? ii, e aPP&arances were not present when he saw the p:g Defendant said ho explained to the inspector that the pig which was subsequently s]a light-red had been "staked" but was recover Tne inspector said, "What do you think about it. Witness replied that he did1 not think there was anything to suggest that it had swine lever. The inspector then said he did not know what rue pig was suffering from, and asked him if lie would allow him to kill it. He consented °nJ T; con4ltlons ^at he was paid a sovereigns and the animal was then slaughtered. Witness asked the inspector whether he could point out any symptoms to shew that the animal suffered from swine fever, and he poinited out a black patch on the intostiiies.-The Bench agreed that the case was a proper one to have been brought before them, but sa-id that they thought that Mr. Lharle -worth, from the appearances of the pig could have not have come to the conclusion that the animal was suffering from swine fever and the summons would be dismissed.
VALUE OF WELSH PROPERTY -In Lon- don, on Tuesday, Messrs. Walton and Lee sub- mitted for sale the Tyn-Dwfr estate, near Llan- gollen The first lot comprised the mansion and grounds, the Home Farm, Pengwern Hall Mae mawr larro, Tany-y-Graig Farm, and 'various parcels of accommodation land, producing alto- gether a yearly rental of £ 1,219 16s. 8M. the total ?v-^niiVo(ilandfibS-96<5a'lr" 18P- The' first bid i f t anc* bidding proceeded until £ 20 500 had been offered, at which figure the lot was with- drawn. The mansion house, with 32 acres of land, was then offered separately, hut no sale was effected, the highest bid being only £ 3,900. For 934 acres of agricultural land, producing a rental of JB919 the highest offer was;C17,250, the lot being withdrawn at this figure.
CHESTER STOCK & SHARE LlSl" --+-- Reported by Messrs. WARMSLEY, JOXKS & Co., 29, Eastgate Row (North), Chester. ^usaoLS ai„ BA-XK RkTz 3% Present price. ChesterCorporation 3 Irredeemablegtock .price. OnesterCorporation o Redeemable Stock 95—100 Chester Gas Co. 5 Ordinary Stock 114—115 » 4 Preference Stock 105-108 'I «- J' Debenture Stock 99—101 OhesterW aterworks Co "<§% Consolidated Stock 180—190 » » 7 New Ordinary Stock, 1st and 2nd moieties 170-175 » 6 £ 10 Perpetual Preference „r „ Shares, fully paid 161—I7i Wrexham and East Denbighshire Water Co. Consolidated Stock ISO 185 •> 4,11 Cons. Pref. Stock 116—120 « j Ordinary Stock 1^5—130. Hawarden&District Water Co £10 Shares, fully paid par Nat. Prov. Bank of England, Ltd. £ 75 Shares, £ 10 10s. paid- 49 —5Q> w J' c Shares, £ 12 paid 56—57 North and South Wales Bank, Ltd. £ 40 Shares, £ 10 paid *34J-35V Parr's Bank, Ltd. £100 Shares, £ 20 paid- 854-86t Lloyds Bank, Ltd.. £ 50 Shares, £8 paid 33|—33i 1 Bank of Liverpool, Ltd £100 Shares, £ 12 10s. paid 351-36 British Law, Life, Fire Insur., Ltd. P-10 Shares, £1 paid 15—2i Chester Boat Co., r ? Ltd £10 Shares, fully paid 10-11 Chester Cocoa ■ f House Co., Ltd. £ 5 24 5_7 n" ^-5 £ 3 4—6 Chester General Cemetery Co £ 5 „ fully paid .par Chester New Music Hall Co., Ltd £ 25 13 Chester Northgate Brewery Co., Ltd. Ord. tio Shares, fully paid. 11 -12 6 iClO Pref. Shares, fully pd..l2J—13 „ if -n £ 100 Debentures par Bent 8 Brewery, Ld. £ 10 Ordinary Shares 14}—14$ » 6 £ 10 Pref. Shares llf—llf Birkenhead Brewery Co., Ltd. £10 Shares, 95 paid 15J—15$ >• >■ £ 10 Shares, fully paid 19—20 Chester Grosvenor Hotel Co., Ltd. £ 20 Pref. Shares 25-30 Chester Queen Rail- wayHotelCo.,Ld. f20 Shares, fully paid 24—28 Ch^ter Biossoms420 "C1° 12 ~U Hotel, Ltd.. RIO fully paid 9i~10 Chester Steam Laundry Co., Ltd. £ 5 nin Chester Race Co., I'fcd £ 100 £ 75 100—00 Dee Oil Co., Ltd. £ 1 Ord. Shares °° Walkers, Parkers & Co., Ltd. £10 Shares, fully paid, 6 Cum. Pref. 1-2 >» Debentures 74—79 J. H. Billinjrton, Ltd., Chester 4ir% First Mort. Deben. Stock par 5 Cum. Prefc £ iasfaarea. f,.ir Tr. >> >» Ordinary £ 10 Shares r.nat Victoria Pier and Pavilion Co., Colwyn Bay, Ltd. £1 Ordinary Shares. 15 20/ Halkyn Dr'inage Co. £ 10 Shares, full v paid 20 22 Halkyn Mining- Co., „L,td- v. £ 1 Shares, fully paid 6—9 Holywell Halkvn Mining and Tun- nel Co., Ltd ;Cl Shares fully paid .26/-28/- East Halkyn Mining Co., Ltd £ 1 ti fully paid South Halkyn Min- ing Co., Ltd .ti „ „ „ .5!-22/t:. North Hendre Min- ing Co., Ltd. £ 2 10s. Shares, fully paid .2 -3. Talacre Mining Co., Ltd £ i Ord. „ „ „ „ £ 1 Pref. „ „ „ United Minera Co., Ltd iel Ord. Isle of Man Mining Co., Ltd. (Fox- dale) Mines £ 5 tl 2 ,11 ». 7$Pref., £ 17 10s. paid 25—30 Llanarmon Mining Co., Ltd. £ 1 Ord., fully paid .5/-10/- II ;Cl Pref. „ 11 .10/-15/- Wirral Railway 3 Debenture Stock 88—90 II II 4 ICIO Pref. Shares (1896 issue). 8J—9 £ w "it, 4 £ 10 Pref. „ (1899 issue).8;— 94 Wirral Railways Co. Lt& ICIO Ord. Shares, fully paid li-2t *Ex dividend and bonus.
MARKETS AND PAIRS. .0 LIVERPOOL CORN. TUESDAY.-Wheat, moderate business at d. to ld. over Friday No. I- hard Manitoba, 6s. Sd." to 6s. 8^d. No. 1 Northern Manitoba, 6s. I td. to 6s. 7id. Beans, Saidi, 32s. 3d. to 32s. 6d. Peas, Canadian, 5s. 6d. r Calcutta, 5s. 5d. Oats, white, 2s. lOd. to 3s. Maize, firm tone at about ld. over Friday; prime mixed, 4s. 5d. to 4s. 5Jd.; River Plate, 4s. 4d, to 49. 4id. Flour unchanged. SALFORD CATTLE, TUESDAY. At market Cattle 1,310, trade somewhat improved sheep and lambs 16,152, trade a little firmer; calves 173, business quiet. Quotations:—Cattle, bd. to 7d. sheep, OJd. to 8ki. lamb, 7|d. to 8|d. calves, 5|d. to 7d. per lb. WREXHAM CATTLE, MONDAY. — There was only a moderate supply of stock at to-day's market, the weather being of a wretched description. Prices ruled high and the clearance was somewhat ^VlVkt,aV/rrage" Quotations :-Beef, 5Jd. to 6|d. P^r lb., mutton, <d. to 8.W1 • lamh 7ih oJ andveal, 6|d. to 8d. Pigs made from 8s. 9d. to 10s" od. per score lb. LIVERPOOL CATTLE, MONDAY.-There was a smaller supply of cattle in market to-day. Demand slow and prices unchanged. The supply of sheep and lambs was also considerably smaller. Demand Rood, and for finished quality sheen urices were m sellers* favour, though strOT*- difficult to place at late rates. Lamb trade also^n^ sellers favour. PricesBeef, Gid. to 4id.; m1.t0},8J<} !? .5_. lambs, 8kJ. to 7d. per lb." J^ursuux^ CA1TLE, MONDAY.-Beast supply shewed a decrease of 00 head, but included a rather larger proportion of fat cattle from the midland counties. Trade for all grades was somewhat slow, but firm in regard to value. Fat butchering cows and bulls, met a readier sale at about late rates. The prospects of a clearance were rather doubtful as the day advanced owing to the inclement weather. Top rates for 90-stone Devons and 90 to 95-stone Herefords 4s. 6d. to 4s. 8d., 95-stone runts, 4s. 4d. to 4s. 6d., 90-stone Norfolks 4s. 2d. to 4s. 4d., 100-stone shorthorns 4s. 2d. to 4s. 4d. There was a decrease of 1,000 in the number penned in the sheep market. Trade for all sheep of neat, handy weight was firm with an upward tendency in value. Yorkshires making 2d. per 81b. more money. Choice small Sr]afs lambs were steady, but heavy description sold slowly though rates were unaltered. Calf trade not worth noting. Quotations Beasts, 3s. to 4s 8d. sheep, 3s. 4d. to 5s. 8d.; lambs, 5s. 2d. to 6s. 6d. per 81b. MANCHESTER HAY AND STRAW, MON- DAY.-Hay (new), 4jd. clover, 5jd. to 6id. ditto new, 4^d. to ;)d. straw (wheat), iN. to 3d. 4 straw (oat), :!d. to 3d. per stone of 14 lb. BRADFORD WOOL, MONDA Y.-The market remains firm, although there is so little doing for merinos that prices are practically nominal; fine cross breds are perhaps a little easier to buy. Medium and low grades were very stiff, and it is said that transactions in 40s. have taken place at as much as IUd. English is fairly steady, but still below country rates. Most spinners still busy. CHESTER CATTLE, THURSDAY—The fair was smaller than usual, and although there were but few buyers present the market opened with a sharp demand, especially for calving and milking stock. Prices were high, and though trade was quieter towards the close, quotations were very firm and as good as last week's extreme. There were fewer sheep on offer, and business was quiet, values being unchanged. Prices: Milch cows L16 to £ 22, calvers £ 15 to £21. barrens £ 10 to £14, heifers £ 8 to -215, bullocks £ 9 to £ 12, stirks L6 to £10; sheep 28". to 34s. NANTWICH CHEESE, THURSDAY.-There was a pitch of 55 tons. There was a large attend- ance of buyers. The markets opened with a moderate inquiry for tine lots, but sales were rather slow. The following were the principal prices :-Best 56s. to 60s., medium 50s. to 54s., lower grades down to 45s. LONDON CORN, FRIDAY.-English wheat firm and a turn dearer. Flour firm. Barley and oats ;50. lower. American quotations of wheat and corn came dearer. | CHESHIRE BUTTER AND EGG. HoJUe, i dairy produce in liberal supply, with fully an 1 average demand. Quotations Stockport (Friday)- Butter, Is. to Is. 2d. per lb. eggs, 10 for is. I Altrincham (Tuesday): Butter, Is. 2d. and Is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, 10 and 11 for Is. Macclesfield ^Tuesday): Butter. Is. and Is. ld. per lb.; eggs, 11 for Is. Crewe (Friday): Butter, Is. 2d. per lb.: eggs, 11 and 12 for Is. Sandbach (Thursday) Butter, Is. 2d. per lb.; eggs, 11 and 12 for Is. Congleton Butter, Is. 2d. per lb. eggs, 11 for Is. Northwich: Butter, Is. 2d. and Is. 3d. per lb. eggs, 11 and 12 for Is. Nantwich Butter, Is. per lb.; .eggs, 12 and 13 for Is. Knutsford: Butter, Is. 2d. per lb. eggs, 12 for Is. Runcorn Butter, Is. 2d. and Is. 3d. per lb. eggs, 12 for Is. Chester Butter, Is. Id. per lb. eggs, 11 and 12 for Is. CHESTER CORN SATURDAY.-There is. little or no trading in English grain at to-day's market, and in the absence of business, quotations remain nominally unchanged. Indian corn is the turn dearer on the week. Quotations :— NEW OLII a D. a. D. s. D. g. D. Wheat, white., per 751b. 00to 0000to46 Wheat, red. 751b. 00 0 0 4 4 4 6 Malting Barley. 601b. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Grinding do 641b. 0 0 0 ú 0 0 0 0 Oats 461b. 0 0 0 L 2 9 3 0 Beans. 801b. 0 0 0 5 6 5 9 Egyptian Beans.. 2401b. 0 0 0 (, 0 0 0 0 Indian Corn. 2401b. 11 9—12 00 0 J 0
A new home for Birkenhead nurses was opened on Friday by the Marchioness of Hereford. The home has cost £ 2,700. Leonard Patchett, under sentence of death for wifa murder near Lincoln, has confessed his crime. He says he persuaded his wife to go into a field, and he strangled her. Printed and published for and on behalf of the Cheshire and North Wales Newspaper Company, Limited, by JAMES ALBERT BIRCHALL, at the Chester Courcuit Office. 8, Bridge-street, in the City of Chester.— WKDKESDAY, July 29, 1903.