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ROYAL ADIEU.

LORD KELVIN.

PLATELAYER KILLED.

ATTACK WITH A HAMMER

SHREWSBURY SCHOOL CAXTON.…

THE REV. G. U. ROBINSON. *

CHESHIRE CHEESE FAIRS. 1

FOLKESTONE MEETING.

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WIRRAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.I…

THE BRITISH NAVY. +

£ 605 AN ACRE. 1

ALLOTMENTS IN NEWTON.

HUNTING. +

SIR W. W. WYNN'S HOUNDS

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CHESTER TECHNICAL SCHOOLS…

TOLL OF THE GALE.

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TOLL OF THE GALE. DISASTERS AT SEA. OI.e of the most violent gales cxpcrienoed in this country for many years raged throughout Friday night and the greater part of Saturday, and reaves behind it a melancholy record of death and disaster. Onoe more the rocks of the Scilly Isles, objects of dread to mariners for generations, have proved fatal to a noble ship, almost at the end of its voyage. A seven-master American schooner, the Thomas W. Lawson, reputed to be the largest sailing vessel in the world, struck one of the many treacherous rocks among the more western island of the group, and in the small hours of Saturday morning, when the gale was at its height, turned turtle, involving nearly the whole of the crew in destruction. Of nineteen men, three only were rescued, and one of these has succumbed to his terrible experience. A second disaster followed close on the heels of the first. The steam cutter of the gunboat Speedwell was swamped within a few yards of Sheerneas Pier, while taking a number of sea- men ashore for Christmas leave. Eight of the unfortunate men were drowned, despite every effort at rescue. On learning of the disaster the King expressed, through the Admiralty, his keen sympathy with the viotims. Off Swanage, a coastguard witnessed the foundering of an unknown schooner, and it is almost certain that the whole of the crew have perished. SERIOUS FLOODS. Several fatalities are reported from different parts of the country as the result of the gale, which was accompanied by heavy rains, resulting in many thousands of acres of land being flooded and roads rendered impassable. Tho velocity of tho wind in the neighbourhood of Liverpool at times reached se-venty-six miles a.n hour. The river in the Upper Thames valley rose with alarming rapidity at many points. At Wargrave, Bourne End, and other places water has been running through many houses, and resi- dents have left the ground floors. Roads arc impassable to pedestrians, and the whole of the Upper Thames valley in the neighbourhood of the river is one vast sheet of water. Punts, says a Maidenhead correspondent, had to be used to convey persons to church and chapel on Sunday, and Sunday school children proceeded from and to their homes in vans. The Eden Theatre could not be opened on Saturday night. It is like a huge Noah's ark in the midst of a watery waste. A gypsy encampment near Maidenhead had to be hurriedly struck. In one small tent a woman had just given birth to a child. Hundreds of cottages in the Ray- street and Waldeck districts arc involved in the flood, and the local Relief Committee are making arrangements for provisioning the poor people. MAN AND PONY DROWNED. Floods are reported from various other parts of the country. At Oaloott, near Bridgwater, a labourer named Norris, was driving a pony and cart along the flooded roadway when the. pony slipped into deep water, throwing Norrie out. Before assistance was forthcoming both man and pony were drowned. TREE BLOWN INTO THE DEE. On Saturday it was found that during Friday night's storm a large elm tree had fallen into the Dee at Eccleston, just missing the stasre where steamers from Chester land their passengers. Other trees are reported down in the district, including one or two at Aid ford. EFFECT AT FRODSHAM. The gale of wind and rain of Friday night and Saturday morning was one of the worst ever experi- enced in this district. A bill-posting hoarding on the Rock was almost demolished and a chimney in the same locality blown off, a portion of wall suffering in its fall. Two cottages in Main-street were partly unroofed, while chimney stacks in many cases were blown down or otherwise damaged. Most of the numerous old houses in the town have suffered through slates being torn off. Damage of a minor character is general throughout The town, and low-lying marsh fields are flooded more or less, albeit nothing of a serious nature or injury to any person has so far been reported.

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LITTLE BUDWORTH

NANTWICH.

MOLD.

FRODSHAM.

CHESTER STOCK & SHARE LIST…

ROSS rrT

SHOTTON.

MALPAS.

BUCKLEY.

ELLESMERE PORT.

FLINT.

MARKETS AND FAIRS. +

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