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THIS DAY'S TELEGRAMS.

THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR.

POWERS AND CHINA. «

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A BUILDER AND HIS CONTRACT…

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DUKE OF WESTMINSTER'S RETURN.

ANOTHER CHOLMONDELEY FIRE.…

HARTHILL.

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MISFORTUNES OF AN M.P.I »

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WHITCHURCH BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

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SIR J. BRUNNER AND THE WAR.…

AUCTION SALES. -0

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AUCTION SALES. -0 SALE OF CHESTER PROPERTIES. On Saturday Messrs. Cunnah and Roberts held a sale at the Blossoms Hotel. The house, No. 11, King-street, was sold to Mr. A. Bradley for 2550, and the two houses, Nos. 27 and 29, Ermine-road, to Mr. H. G. Hope for JE685. Mr. J. M. Nicholson acted as solicitor to the vendors. SALE OF CHESTER HOTEL SHARES, &c. On Saturday Messrs. Cunnah and Roberts sold by auction at the Blossoms Hotel the following five shares of 920 each fully paid in the Grosvenor Hotel Company, which were purchased by Mr. H. A. Latham for X48 10s. per share. Five shares of X20 each fully paid up in the Queen Hotel Company realised JE31 per share, and five similar shares 930 10s. per share, Mr. Davies securing both lots. Six similar shares were sold to Mr. J. S. Latham for J630 per share, and ten shares, with X10 paid, were knocked down to the same gentleman for iEl4 110s. Two shares of 225 each, fully paid, fell to the bid of Mr. S. Smith at JE18 per share. Messrs. Walker, Smith and Way acted as solicitors to the vendors CREWE SHIRE HORSE SALE. The annual sale of pedigree shires was held in the Cheshire Repository, Crewe, by Messrs. Frank Lloyd, Nuttall and Co., on Friday. The auctioneers gave fAO in prizes, and the com- petition in the various classes was very keen. The prize-winners included :-Silver cup, value 5gs., for the best shire mare foaled in or previous to 1896: 1, Mr. Edward Green, The Moors, Welshpool, sold for 280ge.; 2, Mr. W. Dyke's (Pulford) mare, foaled in 1890, by- Mona's Prince, sold for 80gs. Silver cup value five guineas, for the best shire filly foaled in 1897: 1, Mr. Geo. Mullock's (Poulton), brown filly, Poulton Heiress, by Calwich Heirloom, sold for 200gs. to Mr. Tom Edwards, team owner, Liverpool 2, Mr. Edward Green, The Moors, 26,533, Moor's Czarina, by Regent II., sold for 125gs. Silver cup value five guineas, for the best shire filly foaled in 1898 or 99: 1, Mr. T. Gittins, Pool Quay, Welshpool, sold for 200gs.; 2, Mr. Dew- hurst, Poulton-le-Fylde, sold for 90gs. Silver cup value 5gs., for the best colt or filly foal: 1, Mr. Edward Green, The Moors, sold for aOOgs. to Mr. Joseph Hill, Smethwick Hall, Congleton. (This foal has again changed hands, and is now the property of Mr. Bell, Norley Hall, Frodsham). The silver cup, value 20g8., for the best shire in the sale: 1, Mr. Edward Green's (The Moors) Oesford Kathleen, which, with her filly foal, realised the handsome figure of 480gs. EDGE, MALPAS. Frank Lloyd and Sons, of Wrexham and Whitchurch, held a very important and success- ful sale of a freehold dairy farm, small holding, and several pieces of accommodation land and cottage property, situated at Carden, Chorlton- lane, and Threapwood, all in the neighbourhood of Malpas, on Tuesday, at the Wyvern Hotel, Malpas. There was a large and representative company present, and the bidding for the smaller lots was very spirited throughout. The first lot comprised the Manor House Farm, Edge, and occupied by Mr. Sumner. It contains 105 acres of land, principally pasture. The bidding started at 94,000, and advanced by 9100 to £ 4,800, when X5,000 was forthcoming by Mr. Pickering, Moor Farm, Shocklach, which made him the purchaser. Mr. H. Lee, Cuddington, Whitchurch, acted as solicitor for this lot. Lot 2 was a small helding of 2! acres with a cottage at Edge Green, adjoining part of Lot 1. This was started at E150, and was ulti- mately knocked down at R,290 to Mr. Birch, of Messrs. Birch, Cullimore and Douglas, solicitors, Chester. Messrs. Cartwright and Sons, Chester, were the vendor's solicitors for this lot. The next lot of properties were those belonging to the trustees of the Malpas General Charities. Lot 1 was a small holding of 5! acres, at Carden Green, Malpas, with a small house, shippon for three cows, and a piggery. This created a very keen competition, and was ulti- mately knocked down at £ 610 to Mr. Barker, of Messrs. Barker and Rogerson, solicitors, Chester, on behalf of Mr. J. H. Leche, of Carden HalL Lot 2 was three accommodation fields at Chorlton, containing 3 acres, opposite the Cherry Hill estate. They realised £ 240, and were bought by Mr. Rd. Clutton, who also became the purchaser of lot 3, which comprised two accommodation fields adjoining, 31 acres, at £ 230 r afao lot 4. for accommodation fields, ¡ 1\J.1O. at R330.

REMOVAL OF INFECTIOUS PATIENTS.

THE CREWE ELECTION.

GRAVE CHARGES AGAINST A YOUTH.…

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HA WARDEN.

. SHOCKLACH.

. MOLD.

. TARPORLEY.

. WREXHAM.

MALPAS.

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