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MR. LEVER AND HIS DEFEAT. 4 LACK OF LIBERAL ORGANISATION IN WIRRAL. A meeting was held on Tuesday evening at Parkgate, at which all in Neston and district who voted for Mr. Lever at the Wirral election, "and all men of the place who would have voted for him if they had had votes," were invited to attend to return thanks to the defeated candidate, and also to arrange for the foundation of a Liberal club at Neston. Mr. A. G. Grenfell pre- sided, and referred with pride to the reduotion of three-fifths in the Tory majority in the Wirral Division. He thought Liberals had no need to be discouraged. He went on to emphasise the want of a club in the district, and explained that Col. Lloyd had promised that a site for the proposed club would not be lacking. (Applause.) They wanted to raise L700, and to issue JB1 shares, with a provision that no dividend should be paid until the members voted it from any accumulated funds they might have. In moving a vote of thanks to Mr. Lever for enabling them to demon- strate that Liberalism was not dead in Wirral, he said they meant to foster that hope until Wirral was a safe seat for Liberalism. The vote of thanks was enthusiastically accorded. Mr. Lever said that at a time when every effort had been made to divert the attention of the electors from the issue before the country, when the cry that every vote for a Liberal was a vote for Kruger had been the rallying cry of the Conservatives, the Liberals of Wirral had pulled down a Conservative majority from 2,500 to 1,000. (Applause.) The election shewed that at present there were five Liberals to every six Conservatives. But they could improve that by commencing organisation in the district at once. He attributed the fact that a Liberal was not a member for Wirral to-day to two circumstances. One was the property vote in Birkenhead, for he believed of the 800 who voted 600 or 700 favoured the Con- servative candidate. They had been defeated, not because the Conservatives had voted against them, but because the Liberal organisation in Wirral existed only on paper, and that paper was tissue-paper. (Applause.) He believed with proper organisation they could defeat the Con- servatives in Wirral. (Applause.) With regard to the methods of organisation in Wirral, Mr. Lever proceeded, the first step was to procure a club. With respect to the next election, he could not say what position each of them would occupy then; but that they would all be fighting in one position or another he was positive. (Applause.) There was no part of England he thought more fruitful soil for the germination of Liberal truths and doctrines than in Wirral; it was absolutely virgin soil, and they could bring out of it Radical growth. Other gentlemen addressed the meeting, and t"G,dose a number of applications were made for shares in the new club.
= in<f THK Wednesday even- end Bacb?UT^i°n th.e P™69 of Mr. Towns- bavin? iffnifawi v? L a stack of hay Lawrence, and the nroS'ntn6 kind?e n Greenleaf and the asylum s&ff ^h^La v BLUE COAT SCHOOL CENTENARY.—At the special Council meeting on Wednesdav Maypr (Alderman H T. Brown) said some months ago he asked the Council whether they would kindly take part in a special service it was intended to hold in the Cathedral in celebration of the centenary of the Blue Coat School. At that time it was thought that the service would be held on Snnday, but since then he had ascertained that that was not the correct date, and that the celebration service would probably be held some time in December. He asked the Council to postpone their good intentions until thea.
Agriculture. SEASONABLE NOTES. Though locally we have had a few heavy showers during the week the weather has con- tinued seasonable, intervening spells of sunshine going far towards modifying the chilly season, and bringing about a mildness that at times puts one in mind of spring. October blasts had been but little in evidence up till Sunday last, when much rain and hail fell accompanied by chilly gusts of wind, making up alto- gether a particularly uncomfortable day. Manifestly, however, the year is too far spent to reckon on any lengthy period of sun- shine, although there have been occasions when November itself has gone out in golden glory and all the pride of picturesque autumn leafage. Weather wise folk tell us we are to have a hard winter, and if the crop of wild fruits-of hips and haws, acorns and beech- nuts-is to be regarded in the light of a providential compensation for other deficiencies in respect to the animal kingdom, the prognos- tication will no doubt be verified, as all these are in considerable abundance just now. Mean- while the recent rains have continued to do good instead of harm. Grass has grown well for the time of year, but though stock-feeders may be tempted to leave their roots out a little longer it is, to say the least, rather risky. A certain amount of wheat has been drilled during the week, but in the great majority of instances this is being deferred, to give advan- tage of a late harrowing. There is little difference to report in the aspect of the cheese trade since the previous week. The improved demand than noted was continued last week, but prices were not quotably altered. For English goods the market was quiet, but firm in tone. Finest August Canadians stood at 54a. to 56s.; earlier makes, 50s. to 53s.; United States (small arrivals) were 52s. to 54s. FARM LABOURERS AND THEIR WAGES. A case of considerable interest to farmers respecting labourers' wages recently came before the Leigh Police Court, in which Silvester Stubbs, a Culcheth farmer, appeared to answer a claim by one of his labourers, Peter Morgan, for 33a. wages. Morgan, who received 19s. weekly, and three others in receipt of 17s., recently demanded 25s. per week, and on this being refused struck. Thereupon Stubba detained 18s. for property accidentally damaged by Morgan, and further 15s. harvest money, alleging that the custom of the district is that harvest money is not paid until all crops, including potato, have been got in. Morgan said he worked sixteen hours a day during the corn and hay harvest. He was awarded the 18s. deducted for damages,and half the harvest money. NEW BREED WHEAT V. OLD. Most agriculturists will remember mention made of an interesting wheat-growing trial conducted on the Earl of Denbigh's Home Farm at Newnham Paddox, Warwickshire. This has now been brought to a climax by the threshing machine, and his lordship's agent, Mr. Henry H. Cave, the Estate Office, Rugby, reports as follows:—The two wheats tried were the White Monarch, raised by Messrs. Garton, and the old Square Head. They were drilled on adjoining fields, the rental value of which would be about 25s. per acre, and which consisted of a fair loam on clay subsoil. The cultivation had been the same in both cases, the only difference being that the White Monarch wheat was grown after a clover lay, and the Square Head after a crop of beans. No manure of any sort was used for either crop. The Square Head wheat was always flourishing: it started well, and never lost either colour or plant. This was not the case with the White Monarch, as it came up rather thin, and did not look well in the winter. After the harrowing in the spring, however, the crop stooled, and was soon a very good colour, and by May was looking nearly as well as the Square Head. On July 25th, and about this time, the appear- ance of both was as good as could be wished. They were standing well up, and the straw was nearly 6ft. high, but the White Monarch had a little the best in this respect. The storms at the end of July and early in August altered the appearance, but in neither case to any serious extent. There would have been no difficulty in cutting the crops with a self-binder if it had not been for the great length of the straw. The bquare Head was fit, to cut on the 13th of August, and the White Monarch a few days later, and they were harvested in very good condition. The exact area was carefully measured and amounted to 6a. 3r. for the Square Head, and five acres for the White Monarch. The wheat was weighed as taken from the machine, and again when it was delivered at the granary, and the re- salt is that there are 47qrs. 17st. 21b. of the Square Head, and 24qrs. 4bus. 12st. of the White Monarch. This gives for the Square Head 56bus. 171b., and for the White Monarch 39bus. 56 41b. for each acre. The wheat was weighed at 631b. net for each bushel. It is not contended that this experiment is in any way a proof that the Square Head is two quarters an acre better than the White Monarch. Perhaps another season the result might be different, but there can be no question that, considering the land and the season, the crops were very good, and shew most unmistak- ably that deep cultivation will return good crops. THK RECENT HARVEST. THE RECENT HARVEST. From the annual inquiry of The Times," it appears that in the case of wheat only about a dozen English counties report an average yield of 30 bushels or more per acre; and there appears to be nothing exceeding 32 bushels. About ten counties indicate an average of 28 or 29 bushels, while there are quite a dozen in which the yield ranges from 25 to 27 bushels per acre. With regard to local yields as dis- tinguished from county averages, the highest of which information is given is from East Sussex, where a piece of wheat of eleven acres grown on heavy clay yielded 64 bushels per acre, which is an extraordinary result when the character of the season is borne in mind. Some of the lowest local yields include 15 bushels per acre from a district in Devon, and 16 bushels in Bedford. Taking the mean of several hundreds of estimates, a general average is indicated for Great Britain of about 29 bushels per acre, or nearly a bushel below the official ten years' average. Last year the average similarly calculated,came out at about 33 bushels per acre, while the Board of Agriculture estimate, issued a couple of months later, put the crop at 32 75 bushels. This year's crop thus appears to be about four bushels per acre below last year's. The county average yields of barley in England range from 38 bushels down to 26 bushels per aere, about eight or ten counties returning less than 30 bushels, and about twenty counties giving an average of 30 to 33 bushels. For the whole of Great Britain the average yield of Barley works out in the neighbourhood of 32 75 bushels per acre, or about half a bushel less than the official decennial average. In the case of oats the calculated averages for the English counties range from 50 bushels down to 30 bushels per acre, as many as twenty counties reporting from 40 to 50 bushels. For the whole of Great Britain the general average yield of oats works out at about 41 bushels per acre, or a bushel less than the similarly calculated average last year, but fully a bushel in excess of the official ten years' average. SHEEP-BREBDINO EXPERIMENTS IN YORKSHIRE. Some time ago mention was made of a series of experiments to be conducted at the York- shire College, Leeds, in regard to the crossing of sheep from which interesting results were expected. An official report recently issued shews that the ewes were of two varieties- Lincolns and Cheviot (Border Leicester crosses), and the breeds supplying the rams were Oxford, Lincoln. Suffolk, Shropshire and Hampshire one each. Of the two classes of ewes the north country crosses were the most prolific, but they required a longer time to mature for slaughtering purposes and realised a lower price when ready than the others. In reference to the influences of the respective rams there is not a great difference except in the case of the Suffolk, which was particularly unfortunate in that most of the Lincoln ewes failed to produce lambs by him. The Oxford- shire and Hampshire rams mated most suc- cessfully with the Lincoln ewes, the lambs by these sires even beating in weight the pure Lincolns. The heaviest lambs of all were by the Lincoln ram from the cross-bred ewes. The Hampshire, Suffolk, and Shropshire rams were about equal when mated with the Northern ewes, the Oxfordshire ram being last in this case. The lambs from the Northern ewes pro- duced the better quality carcases, all these being good, and the Hampshire crosses were the best of the lambs from Lincoln ewes. The lambs by the Lincoln ram easily had the best of matters as regards wool. Five lambs of each cross were kept for a year in order to obtain the wool, and reckoning the mutton and wool of these together the pure Lincolns came first, with the Suffolk-Northern crosses second. The experiment is being repeated.
PARKGATE VOLUNTEER CAMP. • REMARKABLE SEQUEL. ALLEGED PRACTICAL JOKING. At Birmingham, on Tuesday, an inquiry was held into charges brought by Second Lieutenant Herbert Eustace Steeds, of the 1st Warwickshire Artillery, against his fellow officers of rough treatment at Parkgate Camp. The officers com- prising the court were Colonel Cox (president), Colonel Hart, and Major Barnsley. Colonel Cox read a letter from the officer commanding the North-western Division at Chester instruct- ing him to hold an inquiry respecting the charges, collect the evidence, and submit it to him. Lieutenant Steeds came into the court-room limping, and was accommodated with a seat. In reply to his counsel, he explained that until the chaplain left o/r August 12th he had nothing to oomplain of, br an hour after the departure of that gentleman jfche fun began. About two o'clock Surget .-Lieutenant Johnson went to him and asked him to assist in an operation. Lieutenant Steads arranged to meet the doctor outside the tent at half-past two. When he went inside, he saw a man lying full length with his elothes on. He did not know the man at the time. The doctor sent him to the hospital for a finger saw. The hobpital was 700 yards away. On returning Dr. Johnson shewed him the portion of the body upon which he was going to perform. It appeared that he was sent on three separate journeys to various parts of the camp. He was finally sent to report the operation to Colonel Owen, and he then objected to being made a doctor's assistant, as there were other men about, and it was not a part of his duties. The Colonel replied that he was a coward, and had no business to be a lieutenant. This statement was made in the hearing of ladies and other officers. The complainant returned to the tent, and was sent for the ambulance. The supposed invalid was subse- quently removed to the hospital, and afterwards he found that it was the doctor's servant. It was not until he was told that the man's tem- perature was 245 degrees that he found out that the affair was intended as a practical joke. On the night It the 13th of August he went to bed early, add about an hour after retiring THB lID WAS PULLED DOWN by a rope which had been fastened to it from the outside. Mr. Steeds went outside and into the next tent, where he found Lieutenant Kerby, whem he told to stop fooling round his tent. Kerby replied that he should not, and threw a basin of water over his clothes. He reported the occurrence to Captain Walker, who refused to take any action, and referred him to Captain Daniels, but he could not find the latter officer. At a concert held the following night Captain Halse made a humorous speech, in the course of which he said that the only thing to mar the pleasure of the camp was the awful and serious operation on the previous day. (Laughter.) Not only would the memory of that event live in the minds of the members of the corps, but also the gallantry of the lieutenant who was concerned. (Laughter.) On the way to his tent he saw Lieutenant-Surgeon Johnson and Lieutenants Kerby and Adie and two others outside. After he had retired buckets of water were thrown upon the tent, and the tent was beaten with sticks, the effect of which was that the water came through and drenched all his things. When he came out Lieutenant Adie threw a bucket of water over him. In reply to Colonel Cox, Lieutenant Steeds said that there was a heavy dew that night, and he believed it was raining. He reported the matter to Major Cattell, and he afterwards saw the adjutant, who said it was a great shame, and promised that he should not be disturbed again that night. The complainant went on to record how the following evening, when he was the officer of the day, he was called out of bed time after time to see the Colonel, who accused him of being intoxicated, and asked him why he had druuk a bottle of whisky. When he denied it, the Colonel said it must have been the waiters, but that he would have to pay for it. On each of the occasions he was called up that night there was not the slightest reason for it. By Colonel Cox: He was the orderly officer of the day. His tent was disorganised, and the things were wet when he returned. When Major Kimberley was approached on thejsubject he said he would see what could be done. Con- tinuing his evidence, Lieutenant Steeds detailed how, on the night of August 17th, T IBB WORKS WEBB PUT INTO HIS TENT, which was filled with smoke, and it was impossible for him to stay inside. The fire- works were so large that they were likely to do him bodily harm. It was a wet night, and he rushed oat and remained in the latrines until he thoCght his tormentors had gone. On another occasion egg shells filled with jam were placed in his bed, and he did not discover them until he lay down. (Laughter.) When he ran out more eggs were thrown at him. When he went to Colonel Owen and reported the matter the latter replied:—"How dare you report these things to me at this time of night P If you don't get out at once I will have you arrested." On another occasion a servant named Whelan stayed with him, but more fire- works were put into the tent, which had been bound round with a sail cloth, and it was only with the greatest difficulty that they got out. When he lodged another complaint to Colonel Owen, the latter said: Why didn't you hit one of them on the head ? (Laughter.) He promised to hold an inquiry, but it never took place. On the night of the 22nd of August he found a sheep tied up in his tent, and his clothes and bedding were covered with filth. Previous to retiring, Captain Meredith and Colonel Owen, in the presence of other officers, asked him if he knew anything about pedigree pigs, and what his profession was. When he said he was a land agent they said they hoped he would learn more about animals soon. (Laughter.) Further evidence on the part of Lieut. Steeds went to prove that more fireworks were put into his tent, and a donkey was tied up inside. Colonel Owen declined to believe the latter statement, and when Steeds stooped down to lift up the flap of the tent to shew him he was pushed violently against the canvas, he believed by Colonel Owen. When he asked the colonel to put a stop to the practical joking, he replied, Go to Complainant said he should have to bring his complaints elsewhere. As he was turning away he was knocked down twice by Dr. Johnson, and a bucket and mallet were thrown at him. Subsequently he informed the colonel and the adjutant that he was going to return home. He had heard that if he stayed another night it was INTENDED TO TAB HIM. As the result of the treatment he had received he had a severe attack of rheumatism, and had not been well since. He knew of no reason why he should have been treated in such a manner. George Whelan, late corporal in the 2nd Welsh Regiment, said he acted as servant to Major Kimberley, and also to Lieutenant Steeds, and he corroborated the chief points in the evidence of the latter. He stated that on the night when the egg shells were put in his bed, Lieutenant Steeds came to him covered with jam. He said Feel my ihair," and," said the witness, I felt." In connection with the fireworks and water-throwing, he recognised Captain Walker, Lieutenants Kerby and Adie, as being among the tormentors, and said that he saw Colonel Owen outside the tent one night. Lieutenant Steeds (recalled) declared that on one occasion strings covered with birdlime were placed in his clothing. Aaron Laskie, who acted as assistant hair- dresser in the camp, said that when he told one of the officers that Lieutenant Steeds had been badly treated, and that X6 or £ 7 worth of damage had been done by the donkey which was placed in the tent, Ihe replied, "Oh, we would willingly pay the damage in order to get him put of the corps." Asked why they wanted to get rid of him, the reply was, Oh, he doesn't do as we do." Lieutenant Kerby laughed when he told him the story, and said, We got his servant to take a telegram to Neston, and while he was away we got a donkey and put it inside the tent." He also heard Dr. Johnson tell another officer that he wanted Steeds to fight, and as he would not he knocked him down. Lieutenant Steeds, cross-examined by Mr. M'Cardie, said that there was no reason why the officers should have treated him improperly. A year ago, when in camp, his tent was pulled down, but the officer in command immediately put a stop to it. There was no reason why any one of the officers should play more practical jokes upon him than upon others. Mr. M'Cardie sought to prove that the allega- tions were exaggerated. Lieutenant Steeds said he objected to performing medical duty in the sense of an assistant to the doctor. He objected when first asked, and made excuses, but Captain Halse and the doctor talked him over. He was under the impression that it was a serious operation in which he was asked to assist, and he told the colonel that he did not like surgical operations. It was not true that the colonel said, Don't be a coward. If you are afraid of that you are not fit to be a member of the regiment." He simply said he was a coward. Colonel Owen was called, and denied that Lieut. Steeds was subjected to persecution. His statement was exaggerated. The only practical joking he was aware of was in connection with the operation. Steeds himself had been guilty of practical joking. The inquiry was concluded, and a report will be made to the War Office.
MARRIED LIFE AT CHESTER. « EXTRAORDINARY REVELATIONS. At the City Police Court, on Friday, Messrs. J. R. Thomson and Roger Jackson heard a remarkable case, in which Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Boyle, living in Gough's-court, Upper Northgate-street, summoned her husband, Wm. Boyle, a bricklayer, lodging at Owen's-court, St. Olave-street, for failing to provide her with maintenance. Mr. W. H. Churton, for tbo complainant, said his client married loi vit in 1876, and they had had four children. i'he parties had never lived happily together, because the defendant had always been fond t, f other women, which was evidenced by the fact that he was convicted of bigamy, and sentenced by Mr. Justice Day to five years' imprisonment. He came out of gaol six weeks ago, and, returning to his wife's house, lived there until the 29th September, when he left her and went to live with another woman in St. Olave-street. Earning R2 a week. and being entitled to a legacy of X200 or X300, defendant was quite able to maintain his wife, but he had provided no maintenance for her since the time he left her. Complainant gave, evidence in support of this statement, and said she had been living on the earnings of one of her sons.— Cross-examined she denied living in adultery with other men. She did not lock the door against defendant. She tenanted the house, and he could have come back if he liked. Mr. Brassey contended that Mr. Churton had taken out his summons under the wrong section of the Act of Parliament. If this case was anything, it was upon the complainant's own shewing merely desertion, whereas Mr. Churton had summoned the man for failing to provide maintenance. He contended, therefore, that the case must fall. The Bench decided that the hearing should be proceeded with, whereupon Mr. Brassey con- tended the wife had misconducted herself with other men, and when the husband returned home, his son, who was living with complainant, informed him of thia. Defendant warned his wife that he was going to make inquiries into the truth of the allegations, and if they were substantiated, he should leave her. He found they were true, and left her, as he was perfectly justified in doing. A son of the two parties deposed to having witnessed immoral conduct on the part of his mother. Several other witnesses were called, and the magistrates decided that the case was of so unique a character they would defer giving judgment until a later date. The hearing of the case occupied several hours.
CHESTER COUNTY COURT. + THUBSDAY.—Before his Honour Sir Horatio Lloyd. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE JUDGE. Before the commencement of the business, Mr. W. H. Churton, on behalf of the solicitors prac- tising at that court, expressed their delight at seeing his Honour in renewed health presiding in the Court after his short absence through in- disposition. He (Mr. Churton) had had the pleasure of practising before Sir Horatio for many years, and he did not remember his Honour having been absent from court on a single pre- vious occasion. That fact, perhaps, made them regret particularly that he had been temporarily indisposed, and tEey hoped his Honour would be spared for many years to continue his useful and practical work, which had been carried on, he was sure, to the satisfaction of everybody, not only in this court, but in every court in the circuit. His Honour briefly returned thanks for the con- gratulation, and expressed his pleasure at being able to resume his duties. He had had, as Mr. Churton said, a long lease of work without a break. Mr. Johnson: Allow me, on behalf of the Official Receiver, to say how pleased he is to see you presiding again in court. SHOTWICK FARMER AND LIVERPOOL MERCHANT. CURIOUS HAY TRANSACTION. James Ball, farmer, Shotwick, brought an aotion against John Brown, hay merchant, Liver- pool, for the recovery of £31 Os. 4d., the balance due for meadow hay supplied. The claim was admitted, but a counter-claim was put in by Mr. Brown against James Ball and his brother, John Ball, for JB86 3s., on account of damage sustained by non-delivery of the hay.—Mr. W. H. Churton appeared on behalf of Messrs. Ball, and Mr. Colt Williams represented Mr. Brown. Mr. Colt Williams said that last year there was a great demand for hay of good quality for transport purposes owing to the war. Mr. Brown had a contract with the Government to supply many hundred tons of hay. He entered into a contract to purchase 200 tons from Mr. Ball at ES 2s. 6d. per ton. Cartage and railway freightage were to be extras. The hay had to be delivered at Huskisson Station, Liverpool. At a later date Mr. Brown required more hay for Govern- ment purposes, and asked Mr. Ball if he could supply him with two hundred tons more. He then had an interview with John Ball, who stated he could not supply it on the old terms, and Mr. Brown agreed to pay 2s. 6d. per ton more, and gave him a cheque for £100 on account. It was hardly likely that such a large cheque would have been given on account of only 100 tons. As a matter of fact not more than 83 tons were delivered altogether. No repudiation of the con- tract seemed to have taken place for a consider- able time, and it was suggested that Mr. Ball found he could get a better price and was supply- ing other people. The counter-claim was made owing to a dead loss of 16s. per ton. Mr. Brown paid for the hay 62s. 6d., and his price to sell was 85s. Then there was cartage 6s. 6d., so that it was 62s. 6d. plus 6s. 6d. from 85s., which would leave 16s. per ton for the non-delivery of the hay. Mr. Churton contended for the defence that the contract entered into was for only 100 tons, and that the counter-claim was merely an evasion to avoid payment of the balance due. Mr. Colt Williams remarked that they knew Messrs. Ball had found they could sell direct to the Government at more remunerative rates than to Mr. Brown, and that fact no doubt accounted in a large measure for the defective memory of the two gentlemen as to whether the quantity they contracted to supply Mr. Brown was 100 or 200 tons. His Honour reserved judgment, and. said he would require the production of the cheque from Mr. Brown and a complete copy of the corre- spondence. INTERPLEADER ACTION. An interpleader action was heard arising out of a deed of assignment entered into by Henry Jonas, trading as the City Furnishing Company, Brook-street, Chester, the claimant being Mr. H. J. Price, chartered accountant, the plaintiffs and execution creditors Messrs. Fisher, Brown and Bayley, solicitors, Liverpool, and the defendant Mr. Jonas. Mr. G. H. Reynolds appeared for the claimant and Mr. W. H. Churton for the plaintiffs.-It appeared that Jonas entered into a deed of assignment for the benefit of his creditors under which Mr. Price was made trustee. Mr. Price gave instructions for a sale, but subse- quently received notice from the court that Messrs. Fisher, Brown and Bayley had issued an execution. In order that the auction might not be interfered with, Mr. Price paid the amount of the execution into court, and the question now before his Honour was as to who was entitled to receive the money paid into court-the claimant, for the whole body of creditors, or the execution creditors. The deed of assignment was executed on the 4th September and the warrant was issued on the 6th September, but as no creditors assented to the deed before the 7th of September, his Honour held that the arrangement was not binding on the execution creditors, and gave judgment in their favour with costs.
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HAWARDEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS. » On Friday the fortnightly meeting was held at Broughton Workhouse, Mr. W. Fryer presiding. On the proposition of Major Gibson, seconded by Miss Thom, it was agreed to accept the tender of the Aston Hall Colliery Company for the supply of coal to the house. RURAL COUNCIL. A meeting of the Council was held on Friday at the Broughton Workhouse, Mr. Fryer presiding. AT LAST 1 The Inspector (Mr. Barrett) reported:—" I am pleased to inform you that St. David's- terrace, Saltney, is now supplied with water, each house being suppliediwith a separate tap." (Hear, hear, and applause.) It may be men- tioned that this item of business has found a place on the agenda paper of the Council meeting after meeting for a very long time past, and the members had almost despaired of the work being carried out.—The Clerk (Mr. H. G. Roberts) asked with a smile where Mr. John Jones was. (Laughter.) DAIRY REGULATIONS. CURIOUS ATTITUDE. On the proposition coming before the Council to circulate leaflets of dairy regulations passed by the Council, Mr. Millington asked whether the bye-laws would apply only to people who made a business of milk-selling and conveyed milk about for retail, or to people who kept a cow or two and merely sold a portion of their milk to their next door neighbours. The Chairman: To both I think, and quite rightly. ro', -L' u" major ttioson: i es, it is quice rignt. Mr. J. Bellis thought it would be a very great hardship that cottagers should be sub- jected to arbitrary regulations regarding cubic space, etc., because their landlords would pro- bably object to building them new shippons while they were too poor to do so themselves. Mr. Millington said it would be a great shame to impose harassing restrictions upon cottagers who were doing their best to make an honest livelihood and make provision for a rainy day. Major Gibson said it was very important that the milk supply, which was said to be respon- sible for so many diseases, should be as pure as possible, and to obtain pure milk it was necessary for cows to be housed under sanitary conditions. The Clerk read the law on the subject, shewing that the regulations were only intended to apply to people who made milk- selling a recognised business. ihear, hear.) Mr. Millington That is better. Mr. H. H. Hughes moved that the leaflets be not printed. Mr. Millington seconded. Major Gibson moved that the leaflets be printed. It was merely publishing what was bound to be published by and bye. It was not a question of poor people. There was a lot of twaddle about poor people. It was only telling them what they ought to know. Mr. Hughes s motion that the leaflets be not printed and circulated was carried, Major Gibson dissenting. EAST SALTNEY DRAINAGE. PENDING DEVELOPMENTS. It was reported that Major Gibson and other members of the Council had conferred with representatives of the Saltney Parish Council on the subject of the drainage of East Saltney, and as a result it was agreed to amend the area so as to include all the east ward of Saltney and the detached portion of Bretton township, and to recommend the preparation of new plans. Mr. Wright moved that an engineet I g n jo engaged to formulate a scheme, and 1Ø Gibson seconded. This was unanimously agreed to, choice of an engineer was left over till meeting.
THE EARL OF ENNISKILLETF- —•— w The "Celebrity at Home," in Tu0f^' "World" was the Earl of Enniskfllen. An ing description of his lordship's picturesq in Ireland, Florence Court, and its treasures concludes with the following: jtff Enniskillen is the eldest Bon of the third Enmskillen, by his first wife, daughter of yjfi Mr. James Archibald Casamaijor. He vwv in 1845, and on leaving Eton, where be educated, he served for some years as in the Rifle Brigade. In 1869 he was vos&i & a daughter of the late Mr. Douglas if Closeburn. In the following year he ^.nw! pointed High Sheriff for the county ^0JcaZgtt^>L, for which county he is also a Deputy-Li0U/^ oc £ Turning his attention to politics, in 1880 tested the borough of Enniskillen in servative interest, and was returned at of the poll. He represented that „ > £ the House of Commons until the Dissol^r 1885, and during that period did good serjjgiJ! his party. The following year he sucC?et$jl the title and estates on the death of tyf -pgiffj who sat in the House of Lords as Baron in the peerage of the United Kingdom- fe late years the family estates in Ireland jjj jv large. Lord Enniskillen, however, generation than many other Irish l»^ availed himself largely of the P clauses of the Irish Land Acts, the bulk of the property tenants hut his Irish property Zrfi is by no means inconsiderable. Last ancient sport of falconry was revived a0^, Court, and the quaint and £ g of the falconer with his ring of birds «81111 to the astonishment of the rustics, ptOa1¡J the first time in the history of the place* falcons were taken over from this c° jjeiKyt& price of some of which ran into hun° pounds, and those who engaged in the p say that excellent sport was obtaine^^J Enniskillen is a keen sportsman and a SY ^ot and has hunted with the Cheshire houn wards of thirty years. He became inj9.. pack in 1896. He is a fine judge of ho was one of the judges at the Peterboro pjj last year. On the death of the Drogheda Lord Enniskillen was Agd ■„(& of the Irish Turf Club, and has r fa factorily over Irish racing matters jg ifl Lord Enniskillen's eldest son, Lord A&f0 7th Hussars, and, like his father, is sport of all kinds." ø
At Bagillt eisteddfod on Wedn (l 00^0 juvenile soprano solo competition)^ i Banks of Allan Water," was won by Parry, Chester.
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