THE MAYORALTY. + Up to the time of going to press nothing definite is known as to who is to be elected Mayor, but it is still hoped that Mr, H. T. Brown's successful term of office will be extended by another year. Although the same dubiety exists as to the Shrievalty, there is a pretty strong feeling that the honour should be conferred upon Mr. Edgar Dutton, who has been in every way a most valuable councillor.
TROUBLE AT PENRHYN QUARRIES. 0 Daring the past fortnight the dissatisfaction at the Penrhyn Quarries has broken out in the form of open violence. Half-a-dozen officials and contractors with the quarry, who had made themselves obnoxious to the men, have already been forcibly ejected from the quarries by large crowds of incensed workmen, the proceedings in every instance, but one, being accompanied by personal violence. The magistrates have issued warrants for the arrest of a number of men for assault. On Sunday a detachment of 40 men from Chester proceeded to the district under the command of Captain McKay. They were required to guard the premises. They returned on Monday. There is, however, still a force of military at Bangor.
THE DUKE OF WESTMINSTER'S BEQUESTS. 0 The list of charities which are to benefit by the money paid by visitors for viewing Eaton Hall and gardens, has been slightly revised. The Duke of Westminster has decided to dis- tribute the money as follows :— £ Chester Infirmary 500 Convalescent Home, Parkgate. 100 Women's Rescue Home, Chester 100 Charity Organization Society. 100 Training Home for Girls 80 Chester District Nursing Home 25 Working Boys' Brigade Home, Chester 30 Nursing Institution, Grosvenor-road, Chester 20 House of Mercy, Chester 100 Alexandra Hospital, Rhyl. 50 Men's Convalescent Home, Rhyl 30 Women's Convalescent Home, Rhyl 30 Convalescent Home for women and children, New Brighton. 20 XI,185
PARKSIDE ASYLUM. 0 PROPOSED OUTLAY OF £ 75,000. At Thursday's meeting of the Cheshire County Council Colonel J. Coutts Antrobus, the Chairman of the Committee of Visitors of the Parkside Lunatic Asylum, will inform the Council that the Commissioners in Lunacy had, with slight modifications, approved the plans for the enlargement of the Parkside Asylum, and that the County Architect has estimated that a sum of E75,000 will be required for carry- ing out the work. He will move that a grant be made out of the county fund of a sum not exceeding £ 75,000 for the purpose of carrying out the plans.
THE LADY MARTIN MEMORIAL. 0 After the regrettable controversy, in which Marie Corelli, the novelist, took a prominent part, regarding the proposed memorial to Lady Martin (Helen Faucit) in the chancel of Trinity Church, Stratford-on-Avon, Sir Theodore Martin now writes to the Times ":— The unseemly controversy which has arisen in regard to the proposed monument to my late wife in the chancel of the Trinity Church, Stratford-on- Avon, must be brought to an end. I will not have a journalistic wrangle over a monument to my wife. A monument in Stratford Church or any- where else is not, I believe, necessary to her fame. I therefore propose to withdraw my offer to the Stratford Church of Mr. J. H. Foley's beautiful work. It follows that I shall not avail myself of the faculty which has been granted for the erection of the monument in the chancel, nor will it be erected elsewhere in the church. I cannot con- clude this, I hope, final letter on a subject which has been inexpressibly painful to me without offering my warmest thanks to the Bishop of Winchester and to others who have given me their sympathy in connection with the proposed monu- ment.—I am, sir, your very obedient servant, THEODORE MARTIN. 31, Onslow-square, Nov. 3.
Sporting. LINCOLN MEETING.—TUESDAY. BLANKNEY STAKES.— Yellowbird, 1; Fox- catcher, 2; Morphine colt, 3. Ten ran. WELBECK PLATE.—Lovetin, 1; Petridge, 2; Ardandra, 3. Ten ran. NURSERY HANDICAP.— Dulot, 1; Paradoxa, 2; Inchmurran, 3. Thirteen ran. AUTUMN HANDICAP.—Semper Vigilans, 1 Rambling Katie, 2; Anxious Moments, 3. Ten ran.
BROUGHTON. OUTBREAK OF WHOOPING COUGH.—The day schools in this village have been closed till the 19th November, in consequence of the outbreak of a somewhat severe form of whooping cough, and from which one or two deaths have oceurred.
DUDDON. SCALDED TO DEATH. — Mr. J. C. Bate (county coroner) held an inquest at the Headless Woman public-house, Duddon, on Thursday, on the body of a ohild named Joshua Lanceley, two years of age, who died at Duddon Common on Sunday, through upsetting a pot of boiling tea over himself. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death."
SHOCKLACH. THE VACANT VicARAGs.-Two months ago the Rev. R. W. Wilberforce was offered the living of Shocklach, near Chester, and accepted it. Since then the vicar-designate has taken a great interest in the parish, and been very successful in raising funds for the building of a new church. He now declines, however, to ) accept the living.
ROSSETT. j RUMMAGE SALE.—On Wednesday afternoon in the National School, which was crowded to overflowing, a most successful rummage sale was held. The stalls were loaded with useful wearing apparel and other house requisites. The following ladies presided at the stalla:- Mrs. Duncan, Trevalyn, Mrs. James (Vicarage), Mrs. Finlay, Mrs. and the Misses Sandbacb, the Misses Boydell, the Misses Jones, Mrs. Wilkes, Miss Smith, &c. In the brief time of an hour every article was sold, and the sale realised the sum of E16.
WREXHAM. PROTEST AGAINST SUNDAY LABOUR.—The ministers of the Free Churches in Wrexham on Thursday forwarded the following petition to the lown Council« We regret to learn that unnecessary work was carried on last Sunday at Wrexham in connection with the laying down ot the electric light cables, and we here- by respectfully appeal to the Wrexham Town Council to take steps to prevent a repetition of what we must consider as a form of Sabbath desecration, and a great annoyance to the residents of the district where the work was done."
FRODSHAM. T" -or; J. .LTVVØ.L.1Iõ TV EDDING.r,roasnam was an astir on Wednesday on the occasion of the marriage of Miss Wrench to the Rev. Alec Abraham, and Miss Agnes Wrench to Mr. Jack W. Martin, son of Mr. Martin, both of Killarney. The ceremony was performed in the Trinity Wes- leyan Chapel before a crowded congregation, the officiating clergyman being the Rev. H. G. Bailey. The best men were the Rev. W. Mar- tin, of Dungannon, Ireland, and Mr. Stanley Carter, of Eversley, Frodabam. Miss Wrench was given away by Mr. Martin, and Miss Agnes Wrench by her brother, Mr. T. Wrench. The 8istef brides were in cream cloth dresses with crepe de chene sashes, and lace hats trimmed with scarlet velvet and sable. The wedding breakfast and reception took place at Mr. and Mrs. Kydd's, Uplands, Frodsham. The happy couples were met at the station by a large com- pany of well-wishers, who gave them a hearty send-off as they left en route for North Wales and Dublin, where the honeymoon is to be spent. The wedding presents were numerous.
OUR SOLDIERS. "HEROES AND GENTLEMEN." TRIBUEE BY LORD ROBERTS. APPEAL- TO THE NATION. The Press Association has received from Lord Stanley for publication, a copy of a letter from Lord Roberts, dated Pretoria, September 30bb, wherein the Commander-in-Chief in South Africa appeals to the British public not to treat the home-coming troops, and thus lead thum into excesses which must," says Lord Roberts, "tend to degrade those whom the nation delights to honour, and to lower the soldier of the Queen iu the eyes of the world, which has watched with undisguised admiration the giand work they have performed. I therefore beg earnestly that the British public will refrain from tempting my gallant comrades, but rather bid them to uphold the splendid reputation they have won from the Imperial Army. The conduct of this Army fiom first to last has been exemplary. Not one single case of serious crime has been brought to my notice, indeed nothing that deserves the name of crime. There has been no necessity for appeals or orders to men to behave properly. I have trusted implicitly to their own soldierly feeling and good sense, and I have not trusted in vain. They bore themselves like heroes on the battle- field and like gentlemen on all other occasions." This testimony," adds Lord Roberts, will be very gratifying to Great and Greater Britain, whose sons have helped so materially to bring the war to a successful close."
A CESTRIAN WITH THE QUEENS- LANDERS. THRILLING EXPERIENCES IN THE WAR. INTERESTING LETTER. A short time ago we published an interesting letter from the front, received from a well- known Cestrian, Mr. A. J. Gorst, a son of Mr. J. Gorst, cycle agent, Delamere-street, who was formerly a member of the cycle section of the Chester Rifle Volunteers. It will be remem- bered that Mr. Gorst emigrated to Australia in 1899, and at the time of the outbreak of war in South Africa he volunteered for service with the Queensland Mounted Infantry. He has seen much active service throughout the cam- paign, and is said to have had the distinction of being one of the first to enter Mafeking with the relief column. His brother is a member of the same corps. Another long and interesting communication has been received from him by his parents, in which he recounts some thril- ling experiences during the long siege and bombardment of the Queenslandurs' camp at Elands River in August. He states that the enemy made almost daily a vigorous bombard- ment of the little camp, which numbered only 505 ail told, killing and wounding 73, in addition to wounding a large number cf blacks, and killing 431 horses, 240 mules, and 750 oxen. During the siege his lidutenalit met a shocking death. He left his (Gurst'sj sconce to see tue position of affairs in the camp when a shell from a 9ib. gun struck him at the waist, mangling his body in a frightful manner, and severing both his legs. Describing the burial of this officer at midnight, he remarks it was a solemn experience to stand around the graves while bullets were whistling overhead from the Boer snipers," who never ceased their desultory firing day or night. The besieged troops had two maxims and one 71b. muzzle-loader which had done good service, but eventually the supply of ammunition for the latter became almost exhausted, 20 rounds only being left, so they were preserved in case of emergency. Under date August 8th, Mr. Gorse writes In the afternoon a party of the enemy were seen approaching with a white flag. They told us that a Lieut. (Joilins was severely wounded and wanted aid, so an assistant and others were sent from the hospital with the ambulance cart and medicine and bandages. On reaching the enemy's lines they were stopped, and forbidden to go on. The medicine and bandages were taken from the assistant, and the cart sent back, and although the red cross flag was flying on the cart, it was con- tinually shot at till it arrived in camp, several bullets going through the canvas covering." The enemy did not have the slightest respect for the white flag or the red cross, and the hospital was constantly made their target, shells hitting the walls of that building the whole of the day. The following day another white flag approached the camp, and the visitors repre- sented that Commandant Delarey had taken Rustenberg, Monco River, and Zeerust, and that he had beaten Carrington. They said the commandant bad sent word there was no hope of relief coming, and hoped that, to avoid further bloodshed, they would surrender on the terms that the men gave up their arms. The enemy would then undertake to escort them to a British outpost, explaining that this mag- nanimous offer was prompted by the great admiration they had of the gallant defence the men had made. Their very kind offer," states Mr. Gorst, was declined with thanks." Next day, as might have been expected, the sniping from the enemy was exceptionally heavy, and several men were hit. The writer gives the following interesting description of a soldier's sensations while advancing and retreating with his troeps During the advance and even lying down under fire you have a careless sort of feeling about the enemy as long as you have your face towards him; but when retreating with your back towards him you feel certain every bullet is going to hit you, and all the will power has to be brought into use to prevent yourself from wanting to start to run." On the eleventh day of the siege all the big guns had ceased firing on the beleagured troops, and they were only troubled by the snipers." On the 12th day big guns were heard in the distance, and by the following day all the "snipers" had disappeared. The troops suspected a ruse, but at midnight a scout of Lord Kitchener came in, and reported that Kitchener's force was camped six miles away. Next morning the relieving column, composed of 20,000 men, arrived, and it was an imposing sight to see them. Viewing their lights all over the plain that night, it appeared as if a city had been dropped from the sky. He saw Lord Kitchener and all the members of his staff. The officers of his army were amazed at the pluck of the besieged force in holding out so long, and could not sufficiently praise them for their conduct. The Queenslanders afterwards returned to Mafeking, which they reached after an arduous journey on foot of over eighty miles.
CHESTER TROOPERS MISSING. STIFF ENCOUNTER. We regret to see in the casualty list the names of two former members of the Cheshire Yeomanry, Troopers Wm. Leslie Simon and J. Kelly, now of the Cape Mounted Police, both reported as missing after the severe struggle of that force with two Boer commandoes near Hoopstad on the 23rd Oct. Trooper Simon is a brother of Mr. John Simon, chemist, Eastgate-street, Chester, with whom he served for four years, joining the Chester detach- ment of the Imperial Yeomanry when it was raised for the war. He is a son of Mr. Simon, veterinary surgeon, Forgue, Aberdeenshire. Trooper Kelly also joined the Yeomanry at Chester, and about two months ago became a member of the Cape Mounted Police along with Trooper Simon and a number of the Cheshire Yeomanry, whose names we published at the time. It will be seen from the report of the engagement which we give below that fifteen men were first r«?°rt i taken prisoners and now they are oihcially returned as missing. Much sympathy is expressed locallv with the anxious relatives and many friends of the missing local men, and we m. soon to learn of their safety. correspondent^11' W thUS described Laffan's The Cane 9CK 24:„ A uiiue naa a sun ngnt witn escorted by ^Ted^f for Hoopstad in ^fUoo'nf anTwa^ lo^ frrZ ttZmNnrafh teiby, of the enemy from the North bank of river. On the convoy reaching higher ground, however, the Boers were compelled to retire with some loss. Subsequently, a large body of the enemy encircled the convoy scouts, outnumbering them by ten to one, and poured in a murderous rifle fire. The British were eventually compelled to abandon two galloping Maxim guns, after having destroyed the mechanism, though the most strenuous efforts were made to save them. The men then slowly retired. A number of horses stampeded during the fight, and many instances of individual bravery were witnessed, both officers and men pluckily rescuing wounded and dis- mounted comrades. Just before dark, however, the police were re- mforced, and the Boers were finally beaten off. pie convoy reached Hoopstad without having lost a single animal, but seven of the escort were killed, nine wounded, and thirteen are prisoners in the hands of the Boers. I
DISTRICT COUNCILS. » CHESTER RURAL. This Council met on Saturday afternoon under the presidency of Mr. R. T. Richardson.— With reference to the Council's application for the engagement of a man on constant duty at Pulford railway crossing for the convenience of vehicular traffic, a letter was received from the Great Western Railway Company stating they could not see their way to comply with the request in view of the fact that there was only a daily average of two vehicles that passed the cross- ing.—Mr. Okell remarked that might be so, because people know the inconvenience, and preferred to go a couple of miles round. The difficulty was that the railway company could not get one person to do day and night duty, and in consequence the cottage was empty.- The reply was not considered satisfactory, and it was decided to take further steps in order to attain the Council's object.—The Clerk reported that Mr. R. Ithell, of Upton, had made an application for an acknowledgment for the land on which the public pump stood, and that he had been instructed to make enquiries. He had done so, and found that in 1874 the inhabitants of Upton called upon the raral sanitary authority to give a supply of water to certain cottages at Upton, and a well was sunk by that authority, which proved a failure. Another was sunk a year later on the land belonging to the uncle of the present tenant, and ever since the pump had remained, and the authority had paid no acknowledgment whatever to Mr. Ithell or anybody for the use of the land. He (the clerk) had conferred with Mr. Ithell on the sub- ject, and that gentleman's contention was that the property on which the pump stood was hereditary, and that therefore his uncle's sanction to the free use of the land was not binding upon him. Mr. Turnock suggested to him that the easiest and most satisfactory way out of the difficulty was to persuade the property owners in Upton to get their water supply from the Chester mains which ran through the town- ship, and thus remove the necessity of the pump.-Mr. Payne understood that at present the pump belonged to the Parish or District Council.—Mr. Dean: There is not the least doubt it belongs to the District Council.— Several members expressed themselves in favour of not giving an acknowledgment, but Mr. J. H. Dickson assured the Council that the late Mr. Ithell was only tenant of the property by right of heirship, and they had therefore no title to the property now.—It was ultimately decided on the proposition of Mr. Rowe Morris, seconded by Mr. Payne, to appoint a committee consist- ing of Messrs. Dickson, Payne and Stephens, to deal with the matter.—A letter was received from the Town Clerk of Chester intimating that it was the intention of the Corporation to apply to Parliament for an Act by which it was sought to obtain powers to lay down tramways along Filkin's-lane and Chapel-lane, within the area of the Chester District Council. A circular letter was received from the Local Government Board intimating that they had paid through the treasurer of the council X296 9s. 4d.. under the Agricultural Rates Act. HOOLE URBAN. The monthly meeting of this Council was held on Monday night, Dr. Butt presiding. FIRE BRIGADE HORSES. The Clerk (Mr. A. E. Caldecutt) said they had difficulty in getting horses at any critical moment for fire brigade purposes. Not so long ago a fire occurred in the locality, and considerable delay took place in finding suitable horses. They wanted someone who could supply their wants in this direction immediately when necessary. Mr. Atkin said he had made some enquiries in the matter, and he thought Mr. W. H. Hallmark, of Milton-street, would be a suitable person to provide them with horses when required, as they oould ring him up on the telephone.—It was decided to make the necessary arrangements with Mr. Hallmark. PUBLIC LIGHTING. With respect to the insufficient lighting of Hoole Bridge, the Clerk said he had written to the Joint Railway Companies, pointing out that the population of Hoole during the last few years had greatly increased and the traffio across the bridge accordingly. As the matter also affected the city of Chester, he fiad written to the Cor- poration asking for their assistance and stating that the bridge was a danger and inconvenience, in consequence of which several former residents in Hoole had gone elsewhere. He (the clerk) had received a reply from the railway companies stating that the matter would have immediate attention. An argument might be raised to the effect that lights in the centre of the bridge would interfere with the signals, but then the ends of the bridge could be better lighted than they were now. A letter had been sent from the Town Clerk of Chester stating that the question would be referred to the Lighting Committee. Mr. Nightingale wanted to know if the Council could not take down the two iron columns close to the goods yard, as thev were an evesore and a great danger to the district. Partly on account of these iron pillars standing in such a dangerous position, a 'bus driver was thrown from his seat and sustained serious injury only a few days ago. The Clerk: We have no power to remove them, because they are not what you may cf.H'our pro- perty. Mr. Hutchinson The bridge wants making wider, perhaps. The Clerk: There is no telling what way happen when the tramways are extended to Hoole. (Laughter.) On the proposition of Mr. Nightingale, seconded by Mr. J. T. Ball, it was decided to write to the goods yard department with a view of having the pillars removed. Complaints had been received about the defective lighting of lamps in Hoole, and in answer to the letter of Mr. Caldecutt, the secre- tary of the Gas Company wrote to say that the company were now arranging to have the whole of the burners cleaned prior to the commencement of the winter lighting season. The Chairman: I think that is very satis- factory. THE PLEASURE GROUNDS. With regard to the proposed park and pleasure grounds, the Clerk said a question arose as to whether works of any kind would be allowed on the land purchased. The best thing they could do was to gain the consent, if possible, of the different owners not to erect any buildings on the land which might prove a public nuisance. Mr. Nightingale: I am afraid it is a question for the lawyers to settle.—No action was taken. PROPOSED TRAMWAY EXTENSION. The Clerk said they would have to hold a meet- ing of ratepayers shortly to consider the pro- posed extension of tramways to Hoole. Since the last meeting the Town Clerk had written to him stating the necessity for immediate decision and asking if any objections would be raised. He (Mr. Caldecutt) had written back and expressed the willingness of the Council to help the Cor- poration in every way possible in this matter, so long as they were none the worse off for it. Mr. Nightingale: Some are of opinion that we are the moving spirit in this new scheme, and that we want Chester to come in our district, but from a financial point of view Chester would benefit largely by bringing the tramlines into i Hoole. The Clerk: That is quite true. Mr. Ball: Of course they want to make it into a commercial success. SEWERAGE AGREEMENT. In reference to the sewerage agreement, the Clerk said he had written to the Chester District Council pointing out the legal contribution of Hoole towards the scheme, which affected Hoole. Under the proposed arrangement the different townships in connection with the scheme would be limited to a rate of 4d. in the £ to the city of Chester, who would dispose of their sewage. The estimated cost of the new sewage arrange- ments would involve Hoole in a rate of lOd. in the £ at least, for which they would receive no greater benefit than they did now, namely, the disposal of the sewage. It was agreed to make application with a view to a rearrangement of terms. WIRRAL RURAL. The monthly meeting of this Council was held on Monday at Birkenhead, the chairman (Mr. Thos. Davies) presiding over a large attendance. COMPLAINTS OF THE WATER. A letter was received from the West Cheshire VVater Company in reply to the Council's com- plaint of the excessive hardness of their water. They stated that the cause of the discolouration of the water in the mains at Ellesmere Port on the 7th Sept. was that the sediment in the mains was disturbed when the water was turned off to exe- cute repairs, and travelled with the water when it was again turned on. The mains were all well flushed as soon as possible, and the company had received no complaints since. With regard to the complaints of excessive hardness of the water (of which a copy of analysis made by Dr. Carter Bell had been forwarded to the company), they assured the Council they were giving the question their fullest consideration. They added that at last they had been able to lay their large pipes over the railway bridge at Hooton, and that the contractors for their new duplicate pumping machinery promised completion early next month. •I his would remove the necessity for cessation of pumping during repairs, and the inconvenience some of their customers had on occasions been subjected to.—Mr. Beckett: It would not soften the water, though.—Mr. Woodward thought the company were doing all they possibly could to remedy any inconveniences. I GREAT SUTTON DRAINAGE. The Great Sutton Parish Council wrote stating they could not see their way to comply with the District Council's suggestion of the laying of a temporary drain to abate the nuisance complained of. The place of the alleged nuisance had already been inspected by several members of the Parish Council, who asserted that the nuisances were caused by the overflow from certain sewage receptacles belonging to a number of houses. It had transpired that these tanks had not been cleaned out for some time, and the natural result was that an overflow of sewage took place, and flowed into the open ditch alongside the main road, which in hot weather gave off a very offen- sive smell. The Parish Council were therefore of opinion that the property owners whose drains were defective should first be called upon to take measures to prohibit a recurrence of this kind of nuisance by a regular and systematic cleansing of the tanks on their property. They were firmly of opinion that if the owners of the property were induced to carry out that suggestion the nuisance would be entirely suppressed.—The Chairman said he had no doubt those tanks were never cleaned out from one year's end to another. Tanks which were provided with means of overflow never received the slightest attention until they became offensive. He thought it would be a benefit to the whole district if they were cleaned periodically under the supervision of the nuisance inspector.—The medical officer (Dr. Kenyon) ex- pressed the opinion that no amount of tank cleaning would remedy the nuisance at Great Sutton. If the money contemplated was spent in providing the temporary drain it might have the effect of postponing the undertaking of the large sewerage scheme for the township, which should be carried out as early as possible.—Mr. Hughes said the ratepayers were, as a body, in favour of the big scheme.—The Clerk vras instructed to intimate to the Parish Council their intention to proceed with the scheme for the whole of the township as early as possible, and in the meantime their inspector would attend to the tanks. FENDER VALLEY SCHEME. A communication was received from the Local Government Board, stating that one of their in- spectors would shortly hold an inquiry in refer- ence to the Council's application for the formation of a special drainage district, composed of the townships interested in the Fender Valley sewerage scheme, and for sanction to borrow £ 27,500 for the construction of an outfall sewer for the district.—The Clerk remarked it was curious that the Local Government Board had already stated they could not entertain their appli- cation for the formation of a special drainage district. The application now before them was for sanction to a loan in respect of each parish con- cened in the scheme.—The Bidston Parish Council wrote objecting that while the townships at the head of the valley would derive the full benefit of the scheme, Bidston would have none, yet that parish would have the same special rate to pay as the others.—The Clerk said Bidston was the only parish that objected to the apportionment of cost. POLLUTION OF STREAMS. The County Council had inquired what steps had been taken in the district in carrying out sewerage work necessary for the prevention of pollution of streams, and the Clerk said he had replied. EXPENSIVE SEWERAGE SCHEME. HEAVY OUTLAY FOR LITTLE SUTTON. Several tenders were received for the sewering of Little Sutton, and considerable discussion arose on the subject.—Mr. Woodward complained that the lowest tender-that of Mr. Simon Johnson for C6,657-was very much in excess of the sum Mr. Priest (the engineer) estimated the works would cost.-The Clerk said the estimated cost was £ 5,900.—Mr. Woodward said in consequence of the very high price of the lowest tender he wished they would defer consideration of the tenders until the next meeting, while in the meantime he should consult the Little Sutton ratepayers, who had to bear the whole cost of the sewerage.—Mr. Priest explained that the excess in the sum of the tenders was to a certain extent accounted for by the fact that the estimate was made a long time ago-nearly two years.— Asked if he could modify the scheme in order to reduce the cost, Mr. Priest said he feared it would hardly be possible to reduce the cost and drain the village quite as efficiently as under the present scheme.—Mr. Woodward said the money the sewerage was going to cost under the present scheme came as a surprise to the ratepayers of Little Sutton, and the result of such a heavy financial burden on the parish would be that people would take up their residence elsewhere. He moved that the consideration of the tenders be deferred till the next meeting—Mr R"1,.n"<T -0.& "1.A.s.LJ seconded.—Mr. Ledsom, however, moved an amendment that the tender of Mr. Johnson to sewer the parish for a sum of £ 6,657 be accepted, and it was carried.—Mr. Priest pointed out that the ratable value of every township after being sewered was almost sure to be doubled within three years.—Mr. Ledsom said the ratepayers of Little Sutton ought to be comforted by the fact that since Heswall had a sewer its ratable value had more than doubled.—Mr. Woodward: The circumstances of Heswall are quite different. Look at the difference in the value of property in your place now. The latfd is valued by the foot now, while it used to be valued by the acre. (Laughter.) HIGHWAYS COMMITTEE. The monthly meeting of the Wirral Highways Committee was held on Monday afternoon, Mr. H. A. Latham presiding. TOO PREMATURE. The Clerk (Mr. W. H. Churton) said he had written to Mr. R. L. Barker expressing the com- mittee's thanks for giving them a piece of ground at Gayton for widening the road at the corner of Hill-side and Telegraph-roads. It seemed, how- ever, that they were a little too premature, as Mr. Barker had replied stating it was very good of the committee to pass a vote of thanks to him, but he had never given the ground, and did not intend to do so.—A passage from the sur- veyor's report was read, stating that the land l ad been given by Mr. Barker, but, as the sur- veyor was absent from the meeting owing to ill- health, it was decided to leave the matter over. FINANCE. The surveyor's accounts shewed receipts during the month amounting to j6252 15s. lid., and pay- ments of £ 156 5s. 9d., leaving a balance at the close of the month of 969 10s. 5d. The treasurer's statement shewed that the balance in hand on the 30th September was £1,261 Is. 10d., less £ 27 10s. which was a credit in error, the actual balance being £ 1,233 lis. 10d. Various sums had during the month been received and paid out, and the balance in hand on the 30th Oct. was £1,277 8s. 6d. Cheques for E589 2s. 10d. and bills for about L5 were passed. A HESWALL MATTER.. The Clerk reported that the usual notices of provisional apportionments of the estimated ex- penditure of widening a road at Heswall under the Private Street Works Act had been served, and one objection had been lodged by Lloyd's trustees on the ground that the committee had taken a somewhat "high-handed" procedure in deciding to take a frontage portion of their land for the purpose of widening the road without first obtaining their consent. They, however, did not wish to prevent the carrying out of the < scheme, and they would be willing to pay one- i half of the proportionate cost (£69 10s.) if the other half was borne by the committee.—It was decided to accept no less a sum than £100 from Lloyd's trustees as their proportionate share of the cost.
Two MIEN SUFFOCATED.—On Friday after- noon, two furnace men, named James Holland and Samuel Holland, father and son, were overpowered and suffocated by the fumes of a furnace at Messrs. Godfellow's engineering works, Hyde, Cheshire. The father lost his life in a vain endeavour to rescue his son. Two other workmen, in getting the bodies out by means of ropes, narrowly escaped sharing the same fate. RAPHAEL TUCK'S CHRISTMAS CARDS.—We are reminded of the approach of the festive season by the issue of choice and clever designs in Christmas and New Year greetings by the well-known firm of art publishers, Messrs. Raphael Tuck and Sons, of Moorfields, London. From the samples to hand it can be seen that the steady progress perceptible for years past in the artistic production of these kindly missives is well maintained. The distinguish- ing feature of the present season's output of the publishing firm is appropriately the Imperial idea, and Messrs. Tuck are scarcely overstepping the bounds of modesty when they claim to be making a bold bid for an Empire" in the world of art. A total of 1,200 entirely new sets of cards, embodying some three thousand individual designs, may well be deemed an "Empire" creation for a single Beason, and ranging as these do over upwp,,Is of 100 separate and distinct styles, the hcnieve- ment, an unprecedented one even in thtir annals, becomes still more remarkable. Artistic ingenuity and resource have been lavishly ex- pended on the production of effective designs in cards, calendars, toybooks, and other art novel- ties, while the leading novelty in Christmas cards comes in the form of the new shaped trifold card entitled the "Gem Pendant" series. This capital shape, invented and patented by Messrs. Tuck, is especially adapted to the present taste for small sized folding cards, and forms a charming little festive decoration when placed on the mantel shelf or writing table. It is being received with great favour, two and in some cases three editions of many of the designs having so far already been called for. Father Tuck's Annual" is again well to the fore, as a seasonable gift, among many other acceptable publications, and in the art novelties the military note is especi- ally prominent. Boxed cards, cameo leaflets and platino panels also combine to make a graceful collection where the most fastidious taste cannot fail to find satisfaction.
APPOINTMENT FOR LORD CHESHAM, MASTER OF THE BUCKHOUNDS. Friday night's London Gazette contained the following notificationHer Majesty has been graciously pleased to appoint Honorary Colonel the Right Honourable Charles Compton William, Baron Chesham, to be the Master of her Majesty's Buckhounds, in the room of the Right Honourable George William Earl of I Coventry, resigned. Her Majesty has also been graciously pleased to appoint, pro- visionally, the Right Honourable Victor Albert Francis Charles Baron Churchill to act as Master of her Majesty's Buckhounds during the absence in South Africa of Honorary Colonel the Right Honourable Baron Chesham. Lord Chesham is widely known as a keen I sportsman and a bold rider to hounds, who is never happier than when he is in the saddle. For some years he was Master of the Bicester, I and has since then hunted regularly in the shires. Writing from South Africa, some months ago, to an old and intimate friend in London, he said that nothing could surpass his enjoyment of the work he was doing with the Yeomanry force, and that the country there was the finest to ride over within his experi- ence. All his friends will be unfeignedly glad when the time comes for him to bring his services in the field of war to an end, and take charge of the pack, which, under his unfailing care, is sure to shew good sport.
OPENING OF THE HUNTING SEASON. • ♦ The hunting season has commenced, and once more the Cheshire woods ring with the cries of Tally ho!" and the music of the hounds. The North Cheshire pack made a start on Monday, meeting at Sandiway Head. For the fourth season in succession the Earl of Enniskillen is Master, and, although foxes are probably not so plentiful as last season, good sport is anticipated. A large number of carriages and foot people came to see hounds draw Little- dale's Gorse. A fox was soon found, and after running a couple of fields got to ground in a rabbit hole. Abbot's Moss gave us a good fox, which afforded the field a good thirty minutes' hunt, going to ground close to Over village. Blakedon was drawn, and, although hounds had been there a few days previous, we got away with a fox which took us up to the Chester- road. Turning back by Mr. Holland's, The Outside Farm, hounds killed him close to Blakedon. Ox Hayes Farm was the fixture for Tuesday. It seemed to be a general holiday, carriages and foot people being greatly in evidence. Plenty of foxes were found, but very little sport could be got with them on account of the great number oZ foot people enjoying a run. Philo cover was the usual draw. Several foxes being in this cover, hounds got quickly away with one, running up to Oulton Low, and was lost close to < where he was found. Another Philo fox ran through Pages Wood, where nothing more was made of him. Tilstone held several foxes, one being killed close to the house. Oulton gave us a fox which ran over the brook to Blakedon, a nice ten minutes'hunt. Hounds were then taken home after a very hard day's work. Duddon Heath was the fixture for Thursday, a large field putting in an appearance. Staple- ford was our first draw. A fox was soon holloa'd away by Tom Parker, the first whip, the quarry crossing over the Chester-road, close to Tarvin. Hounds ran at a good pace over the Oscroft brook to Priors Hayes. Here our fox turned sharply to the right, under the Willingtons, and was marked to ground on Mr. Lea's farm. It was a good hunt, but I am sorry to say a good deal of barbed wire is still in the fences. It is hoped that farmers will lose no time in taking it down. A Cotton Gorse fox ran up to Waverton. Turning to the right, we crossed the Chester road close to Stamford Bridge, our fox being lost in the market gardens close to Boughton, Chester. Waverton was next drawn, several foxes shewing themselves, but a heavy storm coming on. nothing could be made of them. Hoofield and Crow's Nest were both tried and both held foxes. Scent, however, was bad, and heavy rain coming on, hounds were taken home after a very hard day for hounds and horses. Among the large number seen out last week, driving and on horseback, were the following:- Lord Enniskillen, Lord Cole, Lord and Lady Delamere, Sir Philip and Lady Egerton, Col. and Mrs. W. H: Walker, Capt. Beatty, Capt. and Mrs. Higson, Mr. and Mrs. Littledale, Capt. Wilbrabam, Mr. Pennefather, Mr. Gordon Houghton, Mr. J. L. Birkett, Capt. Drury, Capt. Tomkinson, Sir Humphrey de Trafford, Mr. and Mrs. Tyrer, Mr. Charles Reynolds, Mr. Geo. Warren, Mr. Reiss, Mr. Jas. and Mr. H. Tinsley, Mr. H. Hewitt, Col. Frewen, and Miss Frewen, Miss Smyth, Capt. Fetherstonhaugh, and Mr. Pilkington. The North had a very nice day's sport at Mar- bury, near Northwich, the residence of Mr. Hornby Lewis, on Saturday. The Master, Earl Enniskillen, gave orders to draw the Willows, but no fox was at home. The Dog Kennel Wood gave a fox, which ran by Marston and Pickmere, when he was given up, wire here being very conspicuous. Marbury Wood gave us a fox, which ran by Little Leigh and on to Grimsditch, where hounds killed him. Another nice run from Cobblers' Gorse, by Stretton Moss, finishing at High Leigh. This concluded the day's sport, which was not bad considering the country traversed. SOUTH CHESHIRE. The above pack met at Wardle, near Calveley, on Fiiiay. Among those present were the new president (Sir Humphrey de Trafford), Mr. W. R. Court, Captain Higson, Mr. Walter Jones, Captain Kearsley, Mr. Brocklebank, Mr. Arthur Brocklehurst, Mr. Hornby, Mrs. Hornby, Capt. Drury, Mr. Charles Reynolds, Mr. Walter Starkey, Mr. H. Hewitt, and many ladies. A Wardle fox ran up to Bunbury, getting to ground in a culvert on the Crewe and Chester railway. The Bache House covert held several I roxes. None of them seemed to like going very Far from home. After spending some time round the covert a brace was killed, one in a small spinney close to the Bache House, the )ther near Bar Bridge. Swanley held a fox which ran in the direction of Baddiley, and was sventually numbered among the slain. Altogether it was not a very satisfactory day. I Mr. K. Corbet, junr., hunted the hounds. I am sorry to say his father, Mr. Corbet, the master, was not present, being far from well. BLUR CAP. SIR WATKIN'S HOUNDS. The opening meet of Sir Watkin Williams- Wynn's Hounds was held on Thursday at Carden Park, the seat of Mr. Leche. There was a brilliant field. After luncheon two foxes were accounted for, and another led the hunt a capital chase.
SIR W. W. WYNN'S HOUNDS MEET ON MEET ON Thursday, November 8, Broughton at 10.45 Saturday, November 10, Terrick at 10 30
DKATH OF A HUNTING GENTLEMAN.—We announce the death of Mr. C. J. Paget, eldest son of the late Mr. John Henry Paget, of Buck Hill, Loughborough, Leicestershire, which took place at Carsaig, Isle ot Man, on Thursday, in last week, after only two days' illness. Mr. Paget lived at Stoke Cottage, Barbridge, for four years up to May last, when he went to Carsaig. He was well-known in the Cheshire hunting fields, being a good all-round sports- man, a fine rider to hounds, with a quick eye and a thorough knowledge of the sport. During the season of 1897 8, Mr. Paget hunted the Cheshire Hill Pack." and proved himself to be a most successful huntsman. He married in 1896 Catherine Lucy, youngest daughter of the late Capt. A. J. Garnett, of Haughton Hall, Tarporley, and leaves a widow and only child.
PHEASANTS FOR CHESHIRE PAUPERS. — At the meeting of the Northwich Board of Guardians on Friday, it was reported that the gifts included 7 brace of pheasants from Col. France Hayhurst (the chairman of the Board). Mr. Howitt humorously remarked that when the people outside knew they were providing the paupers with the highest game they could possibly get, he was sure they would not grumble about the dietary of the Workhouse. (Laughter.) E PPS'S COCOA. The most nutritious. E PPS'S COCOA. Grateful and comforting. PPS'S ^NOCOA. For breakfast and supper. EPPS'S COCOA. With natural flavour only. E PPS'S COCOA. From the finest brands.
CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHESHIRES. Sir,—Through your columns I beg to appeal once more to the generosity of Cheshire people on behalf of their County Regiment, the 2nd Battalion of which is now serving in Johannes- burg, South Africa. It has been thought that it would be a fitting thing to send out to them some tobacco, pipes, plum-puddings, et cetera, to cheer them at the time of Christmas. Any donations in money for this purpose sent to me shall be expended to the best advantage.— Yours faithfully, J. H. HAMERSLEY, Lieut.-Colonel (late Cheshire Regiment), Chief Constable of Cheshire. Hoole Lodge, Chester, 31st October, 1900.
WHY TRAMCARS? Sir,—The future of cheap public locomotion in Chester is a subject which is now engaging general attention. There appears to be a con- sensus of opinion on these three points that the lease of the present Tramway Company must not be renewed; that the Corporation must provide quicker and cheaper vehicles; and that horse traction must be abolished. Electric traction seems to hold the leading place in the public .mind, but I think this is because alternative methods have not been sufficiently considered. I have long thought that well-appointed motor cars, of the best type, would be preferable in Chester. I have recently seen these in operation in the city of Edinburgh, and I must say they have realised my expectations. Edinburgh, as most of your readers are aware, is, like Chester, a show town, depending for its trade to a large extent on the influx of visitors. Its Corporation have recently taken over the tramways, and abolished horse traction. But as it was thought that the overhead electric trolly system would spoil the appearance of the place, they have laid down cables throughout the whole of their extensive system, which appear to work very well. Not- withstanding this, on one route (from the Post Office to the Haymarket) a service of motor cars is in operation worked by a company. This service is altogether superior to the trams, which cover the same ground. The motor cars go quicker, they can thread their way through the other traffic with greater facility they are nearly quite free from any smell Or unpleasant vibration, charge the same fare (one penny for about one mile and a half), and receive the largest share of public patronage. These Edinburgh motor cars afford quite an object lesson for our city fathers. Here you have a cheap and efficient means of locomotion which will not nessitate any unsightly overhead wires or dangerous rails on the surface of our thoroughfares. Where our thoroughfares are narrow, we are restricted to a single line, with occasional loops for the cars to pass each other, which often involves considerable delay; this would be obviated by motor cars; and motor cars could be used in any direction. If a new route was tried and found not to pay they could be withdrawn without the heavy loss which would result from laying tram lines and erecting trolly wires. When we once possess the motor cars the routes could be varied or extended without additional outlay. The cost of establishing electric tramways will be immense. A new permanent way of a more substantial and expensive kind tLan the present, posts, brackets, and overhead wires, a new set of cars, and a powerful generating plant. Against this you have simply to place a stock of motor cars. Whatever the Corporation do, speed, efficiency, and cheapness must be aimed at. I trust that before adopting any tramway system they will go very thoroughly into the question of motor cars. PROGRESS. Sir,—While we are all looking forward to the electric trams and penny fares, I do hope our city rulers will ponder welbover the system to be adopted for conveying the electric current through the Chester streets. Having once been an eye-witness in Bordeaux of the death of two horses which had unfortunately come in contact with a falling piece of over- head wire, and reading, as we continually do, of fatal accidents to human beings from the same cause, it is of great importance to the community at large that the underground system, though more costly, should be adopted. The account of a serious accident in Vienna which I have just cut out of yesterday's Times," and which I venture to enclose for republication in our local paper, will emphasise the attendant dangers of the overhead system. Trusting that you may be kind enough to insert this letter and enclosure, I remain, yours truly, A CITIZEN OF CHESTER. November 5,1900. [ENCLOSURE.] OVERHEAD WIRE ACCIDENT IN VIENNA. Vienna, Nov. 2. Fresh and conclusive evidence of the danger of overhead wires in furnished by an accident which occurred in Vienna early yesterday morning. The scene, which took place in one of the most frequented streets of the suburbs, was well calculated to impress the public mind with the peril attending overhead wires with strong currents for tramway traction. Owing to the breaking of a telephone wire which fell upon and formed a connection with the overhead wire of the new electric tramway line, four persons were within a few minutes found writhing in agony and shrieking for assistance. The first to be entrapped by the loose wire was an elderly woman, who suddenly fell as if in a fit. A man who ran to her assistance staggered as if he had been struck by lightning and rolled upon the ground. The same fate was shared by two other men who came to their rescue, not perceiving in the darkness of the early morning what had occurred. The police were quickly on the scene, and in about five minutes the current was cut off. The injuries of the man and woman first caught by the wiro were so serious that both were taken to the hospital. Doubt is entertained as to the recovery of the former. The two other victims were able to return to their homes after treatment. The principal sufferer presented a ghastly appearance. The hanging- wire had coiled round his neck, producing a deep circular wound. His hands and other parts -of his body touched by the wire were severely scorched, his clothing and underlinen being burnt through. The current used for the tramway line is said to be one of 500 volts. The fact that the current passed to the fallen telephone wire is explained by incomplete isolation.
— + BOER SYMPATHISERS. Sir,—The extract you insert as emanating from the Hawarden Parish Magazine" is unmistakably Gladstonian, affording, as such sentimentality does, the usual plea for those who are always so much opposed to Britain, and her policy abroad. The writer speaks of burnt farms and innocent (?) individuals," and casts a slur upon the official order of military authority, and evidently delights in the attempt to discredit our humane soldiers, the nobly brave officers, and true English gentlemen, who lead and direct the heroic life of our Army in South Africa. Burnt farms," indeed! Is it not a fact that the inmates upon every occasion have displayed the white flag, and then as our men advanced have treacherously shot down ? Murdered! if you will, and in many instances shot at by Boer women, for whom the Hawarden writer would seem-all at once- to have had a great solicitude. Really, I do not believe this magazine correspondent at Hawarden ever reads newspapers or knows any- thing at all about British soldiers. If he did, he ought to know that a more thoroughly kind, upright, and truly humane General than Lord Roberts never existed a man at any cost declines to allow without condign punishment the bare-faced murder of those under his command, and rightly so too. Before I conclude this letter I should like to remind the Hawarden contributor of the Glad- stonian sympathy shewn towards that curse once so petted, entitled Home Rule, and the Plan of Campaign in Ireland, or pay-no-rent- to-landlords in that country, which at that time clearly shewed Gladstonianism as 'being diametrically opposed to England and to every loyal Englishman worthy of the name. Boer sympathisers Has not this country in the Parliamentary elections quite recently shewn its feeling to those rascals, who thought nothing of invading her Majesty's territory, shooting, burning and murdering all who dare stand up in defence of hearths and homes? How is it this Hawarden Magazine" omits all reference to, or knowledge of, such facts ? I presume the answer can only be that of avoiding an inconvenient sub- ject, as also a matter somewhat uncongenial and to tne t"9te and views of a- Boer Sympathiser. What a conclusion is thus forced upon your readers generally, who do not fail to notice that you quote from & parochial magazine whose writer ought further to know that Gladstonian. Irishmen formed part of the Boer army in South Africa to shoot down British soldiers;, the motto on their banner being Remember Mitchelstown." Gladstonianism ever truly proved great affection for those who hated England, and this Remember .Mitchelstown, Home Rule, and Pay-no-Rent or Plan of Cam- paign sympathy well typifies the recent shedding of tears anent Boer treachery. Why- does not the effusive magazine-writer spend an hour or two with a Tommy Atkins fresh from. the war ?-Yours very truly, A CESTRIAN.
Cbroter Stock antr Sfrare ígt. .r_ Reported by Messrs. WARNSLEY, JONES & Co., 29, Eastgate Row (North). Cheater. CONSOLS 981 BANK BATE 4% r.) t „ Present- Chester Corpora. price. 3i% Irredeemable Stack .118—120' Chester Corpora- tion 3 Bedeemable Stock par Chester Gas Com- Pany 10 A Ordinary Stock 22o—230- »» »» » 7 B & C „ 160—170 n, »» •• 7% Con. Fref. Stock 196—203 Chester Water- works Co Consolidated Stock 180—190 »» #» »» 7 New Ordinary Stock, 1st and 2nd moieties 170-175 6 tlO Perpet'l. Pref. „ Shares, fully paid 17 —18 Wrexham Water- works Co. Consolidated Stock 180—185 < •» » t, 5 Preference CIO Shares 15 a "'A' L'r,- Ordinary £ 10 Shares 12i—13 Haw d'n& District Co. £ 10 Shares, fully paid par Nat. Pror. Bank F of England Ltd. £75 Shares, 210 10s. paid 53J—54 J M "M "J O <6° Sha™», £ 12 paid 62 —63 North aud Soutli Wales Bank Ltd. £ 40 Shares, £ 10 paid 371—37}* Parr's Bank Ltd. £ 100 Shares, £ 20 paid '864-87^ Lloyd'si Bank Ltd. £ 50 Shares, £ 8 paid 32}— 324 Bank of Liverpool Limited igloo Shares. 212 10s paid .39 -39t British Law, Life, Fire Insurance ^10 Shares, £ 1 paid 11—li Chester Boat Co., Limited £ 10 Shares, fully paid 11—12 Chester Cocoa House Co., Ltd. £ 5 £ 4 51 «» » „ £ 5 „ £ 3 ".4 Chester General Cemetery Co. jeS „ fully paid par ChesterGrosvenor Hotel Co., Ltd. £ 20 43 —50 Chest'rNewMusio Hall Co., Ltd. £ 25 if Chest'r Northg'te Brewery Co., Limited Ordinary £ 10Shares,fully pd ..Hi—121 n," 1 6 Pref. £ 103hares,fully pd ..13#— i4i Oues ter Iiion Brewery Co., Ltd. 51% B Cum. Pref. £ 10 Shares I0i. Chester Queeu Kail way Hotel Co., Ltd. 220 Shares, fully paid 29 -31 Chester ;Io.soi"na „ £1ù 14-15 Chester Blossoms Hotel, Ltd tIO „ ,fully II .lOl-lOt Chester StealU Laundry Co.,Ltd. £ 5 „ ,fully.9 -9 CiJesteJ' Tl'a.wlv'ys „.Co; £ 10 fully 5-6 Chester Race Co., Limited. £100.. ,£75 185 -19, Dee Oil Co., Ltd. iCi Ordinary Shares par Walkers, Parker & V Co., Ltd £ 10 Shares, fully paid, 6 Cum. Pref 1J—2J T "tr 4| Debentures 84—86 H. Billmgtoii, Ltd., Chester 41 First Mort. Deben. Stock .par II 5 Cum. Prof. £10 Shares par v ■ » Ordinary £ 10 Shares par Victoria Pier and Pavilion Co., Colwyn Bay, Ltd. jei Ordinary Shares 11-1.1 Halkyn MimngCo. Limited 91 Shares, fully paid 11 -12 Halkyn Drainage Co. £ 10 Shares, fully paid 24i—25* East Halkyn Min- ins Co., Ltd £ 1 „ ,17;6 36J -37,6 SouthHulkyuATiu. ing Co., Ltd. iei ,fully 21—21 w •» ^1 ii ,18/- 2 —2% north H en d r e Mining Co., Ltd. £ 2 10s. Shares, fully paid 5 —6 Talacre Mining Co. Limited .el Or-]. fully paid „ „ RI Pr,)f. v nite(I blinera Co., T LiTr.t?d £ 1 Ord. 17/6 paid 25/.—30, Isie ofMau Mining Co.. Ltd. (Fox* dale) Miues £ 5 3g—3X II 7t Prat., J.;17 10" pJ.25 -Jo Liaiiarimonifiiiing Co.. Ltd. jEt Ord.. fully paid •» „ ». £ 1 Pref., fully 15—JO Wirral Eailvray 3% Debojture Stock par _»» .»» 4 Preference (1896 issue)., .ljlt—102 Wirral Railw ys Co. Limited. £10 Ord. Shares, fully paid .3 — 3J .8!1 1 .A. ."g_
ltarketfi anb gairs. r- ,r-. LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. Wheat, quiet trade about id. over Friday; No. 1 northern spring, 6s. 4d. to 6s. 4d. j No. 1 northern duluth, os. 6d. to 6s. 62d. Beans, Saidi, 29s. 6d. to 29s. 9d. Peas, 5s. 8d. Oats, old white, Js. 4d. to 3s. 6d., being ld. to 2d. dearer; new, unchanged. Maize, quiet trade, the turn lower; new mixed, 4s. 2d. to 4s. 21d. b-lour, unchanged. SALFORD CATTLE, TUBSDAY.—At market: Lattle 2,874; only prime qualities in demand, fcheep 6,738; moderate demand for choice light- weights. Calves 112; slow demand. Quotations- 7fd t0 sheGP 6d- to 8|d., calves 5d. to WRBXHAM CATTLE, MONDAY.-The principal feature of the market to-day was the large supply of piga, which met a splendid demand. Beef was very scarce and sold well. There were a large number of Scotch sheep and lambs penned, but the demand was not very brisk. Some useful bulloeka made up to £ 9 15s. each. Quotations :—Beef, 6id to 7id. per lb. mutton. 7d. to Bid. j veal, 6d. to 7d. j bacon pigs, 8s. 3d. to 9s. per score lb.; and pork pigs, 8s. 9d. to 9s. 6d. per score lb. LIVERPOOL CATTLE, MONDAY.-There was a smaller supply of cattle in market to-day. Trade slow for all classes; prices, however, not quotably lower, except for middling quality. Sheep also in, smaller numbers. Trade slow, but prices for best quality rather better; others unchanged. Quota- tions Beet, 6Jd. to 4d. per lb.; mutton, 8id. to 5!d. per lb. 4 BRADFORD WOOL, MONDAY. -The market generally and especially as to fine wools is ex- ceedingly quiet. Standard 60's botany tops are cheaper than they have been since the merino boom started in December, 1898. Medium and strong orossbreds continue in steady demand at low rates, but English wools are on the whole cheaper to buy. In pieces there is considerable inquiry for cheap goods. CHESTER CATTLE, THURSDAY.—There was a good show of store and dairy cattle at Thursday's fair, but the demand was very disappointing, especially for young stock. For choice lots prices were well maintained, but quotations for inferior classes were lower, and many remained unsold. The supply of sheeD and lamhn warn "Tln; 1l. cheviot and Scotch. A good portion of the lote changed hands at prices about the same as last, but trade was slow throughout the day. Prices: Milch cows, £ 14 to £ 21; calvers, £ 13 to £ 20 • h n° }2 :„beifers> £ 9 to £ 15; stirks,' 16s to 2^3 bullocks, £ 10 to £ 14; sheep and lambs, LIVERPOOL CORN. FRIDAY.—Wheat, better de- mand, about Tuesday's rates to Id. dearer for winters No. 1 northern spring 6s. 3d. to 6s. 3d. No. 1 northern duluth, 6s. 5d. to 6s. 5id. No. 2. Kansas, 5s. lljd. to 6s. Beans, Saidi, 28s. 6d. to 28s. 9d. Peas, 5s. 8d. Oats, firm; new white, 2s. 5d. to 2s. 7d. Maize, fair demand; new mixed, 4s. 2!d. to 43. 2Jd. Flour, unchanged. LONDON OOIIN, Fair),&T.-Wheat and flour dull. Other articles without material change in values at present. American quotations: Wheat came lower corn steady, to somewhat dearer. CIIKSHIRB BUTTER AND EGG, FRIDAY.- Markets moderately well stocked with home dairy butter and now laid eggs at prices fairly reason- able for the buyer. Stockport (Friday): Batter, Is. 3d. and Is. 4d. per lb.; eggs, 5 and 6 for Is. Altrincham (Tuesday) Butter, Is. 3d. and Is. 4d. per lb.; eggs, 6 for Is. Macclesfield (Tuesday): Baiter, Is. 2d. per lb. eggs, 6 and 7 for Is. Crewe (ijriday): Butter, Is. 2d. per lb. j eggs 7 for 1b Sandbach (Thursday) Butter, Is. 2d. and Is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, 6 and 7 for Is. Congleton Butter, Is. 3d. and Is. 4d. per lb. eggs, 6 for Is. North- wich Butter, Is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, 6 and 7 for Is. Nantwich: Butter, Is. 2d. and Is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, 7 and 8 for Is. Knutsford: Butter, Is. 3d. and Is. 4d. per lb.; eggs, 6 for Is. Runcorn iJutter, Is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, 6 and 7 for Is. Chester Butter, Is. 2d. and Is. 3d. per lb.; egire. 7 for Is. 6 CHESTER EGG AND POULTRY, SATURDAY.— Prices at this market were :-Butter. Is. 2d. and is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, 7 for Is.; chickens, 2s. 3d. to 2s 9d. each; ducks, 2s. 9d. to 3s. each; part- ridges, 4s. a brace; pheasants, 5s. 6d. to 6a a. brace; turkeys, 6s. 6d. to 9s. each; geese, 5s. 6d. to 7s. each; rabbits, Is. and Is. 2d. each pigeons, 8d. and 9d. each. CHKSTEB CORN, SATURDAY. — The supply of wheat is well maintained, and previous lull prices are generally made for choice samples. Oats, beans, and barley are steady and unaltered. American maize favours buyers on the week's currencies. Foreign wheat steady. Quota-tions:- NEW. OLD. is. D. S. D.1 8. D. S. n. Wheat, white. per 751b. 0 0 to 4 2, 0 0 to 0 0 Wheat, red It 75Ib.! 4 0 4 10 0—0 0 Malting Barley. 601b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Grinding do Wlb.l 0 0—0 PI0 0—0 <> 2ats 461b.r 2 3 — 2 60 0 3 6 Beans 801b.| 50 — 0 060— 0 Indian Corn 2401b.'ll 3 —11 6, 0 0-0 0 f0r and 0U behalf of the Cheshire JAMES ALBFRT Sffr Company, Limited, by s p J^RCHALL» the Chester Com ant 8. Brid-e.atreet. m the City of Chester.- WkdngsdaYi -November 7% 1900.