late aabeitisoitent. j TOE j ANNUAL BRABAZON SALE: WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS, NEWGATE STREET, ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23BD, AT THREE O'CLOCK.
LORD SALISBURY. OPERATION FOR APPENDICITIS. The Exchange atatee that Lord Salisbury has undergone an operation for appendicitis. The operation was successful, and his lordship is pro- gressing satisfactorily.
UNCLAIMED WAR DECORATIONS. » Of a large number of gallant sons of Cheshire who served in the three Volunteer Service Com- panies, which went out from Chester to serve in the South African War, a eons-derable number have failed to claim the bar awarded for that service. The decorations await the claimants at the Orderly Room of the 2nd V.B.C.R., Chester, and may be had on application. The awards would be sent on to the rightful owners, but for the fact that they have dispersed without noti- fying their addresses. It is not to be supposed that these citizen soldiers are indifferent to the value of the award; the explanation of their omiesion to claim them is probably due to the modesty which has ever been a characteristic of the true British soldier.
SPORTING. ♦ LEICESTER MEETING. TUESDAY. HARBOROUGH HANDICAP.-Desepoir, 1; Slip Up, 2; Cameroon, 3. Sixteen ran. HUMBERSTONE PLATE.-King"s Letter, 1; Cage Bird, 2; Ravenshoe, 3. Nine ran. CLOCK TOWER PL ATE.-Solano, 1; Penna- cook, 2; Arise, 3. Se en ran.
NOMINATION OF SHERIFFS. The annual ceremony of nominating the High Sheriffs for the counties of England and Wales (excepting the Royal Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall) for the ensuing year took pia-ce en Monday in the 00011; of the Lord Chief Justioe. The local nominations include:- Cheshire.—William Watson, of Lanoelyn, Bromborough; Sir Gilbert Greenail, of Walton I-fall, Warrington; Sir William Poli'itt, of Fern- lea, Bow don. Denbighshire.—John Thorley Sykes, of Croes Howell, Rosaett; CWoxneJ Samuel Pa.rr Lynea, of Garthmeilw, Corwen; Charles Salusbury Main- waring, of Bwlcbybeady, Cerrigydruidion, Cor- wen. Flintshire.—James Williams, of Lincoln Col- lege, Oxford; Edward Lloyd, of Hafod, Mold; Robert William Herbert Watkin Williams WYWJ., of Cefn, St. Asaph. Staffor&him.-Iliomas William Tyyford, of Whitmore Hall, Newoastle-under-Lyne; Michael Alexandor Wilson Swinfer Brown, of Swinfar Hall, Lichfield; Sir Thomas A. Sak, of Weeping Ctcm, Sitafford. Sbropshire.Alfr,ed Edmund William Darby, of Adoote, near Baschurch; Sir Raymond Robert Tyrwhitt. Wilson, of Stanley Hall, Astley Abbots, Bridgnorth; Algernon Heber Percy, of Hodnet Hall, Market Drayton., The forthcoming High-Sheriff of Cheshire, Mr. William Watson, is well-known in shipping circles, and only recently he was paid the compliment of being elected chairman of the Cunard Line. He qualified as a magistrate at the Quarter Sessions held at Chester Castle on October 18th last. Mr. James Williams, of Lincoln Inn. Oxford, who is nominated for the shrievalty of Flintshire, resides at Oakenholt. He is a Professor at Oxford, and in his day was a noted athlete. He occasionally sits on the Northop bench.
SALE OF WORK AT HOOLE. OPENED BY MR. YERBURGH. Yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon Mr. Robert Yerburgh, M.P., opened a two-days' sale of work in connection with the Welsh Wesleyan Mission, Westminster-road, Hoole. The cause is a new and growing branch of the Welsh Wesleyan Church, Queen-street.
DJSATH OF MR. C. EDWARDS. 0 As we go to press we learn with deep regret that Mr. Charles Edwards, the well-known cnief clerk of the Chester District Probate Registry, died yesterday (Tuesday) at his residence, Lavister. Only on Tuesday in last week Mr. Edwards was at the office apparently* in his usual health. The next day he was indisposed, and acute pneu- monia setting in he passed away despite all that medical skill could do for him. Deceased was 52 years ot age, and for about 40 years he had been employed at the probate offices. He was of a genial disposition, and his many sterling qualities were greatly appreciated by a wide circle of friends. Mr. Edwards was an enthusiastic Volun- teer, and for many years waa actively associated with the 2nd (Earl of Chester's) V.B. Cheshire Regiment, in which he attained the rank of Captain-Quartermaster. The ability with which he discharged the duties of this position. led him to be selected for the position of Quarter- master to the Cheshire Brigade, and deceased was promoted to the rank of Lieut.-Colonel. Mr. Edwards waa also a. zealous Freemasotn. He had passed through the chair of the Clarence Lodge, was P.Z. of the Grosvcnor Chapter, was P.M. and treasurer of the Earl of Chester's Mark Lodge and P.P.J.W. of the Prov. Mark. In politics Mr. Edwards was a staunch Conservative, and when he resided at Tattenhall some years ago he lendered yeoman service to his party. He was also a Churchman. He leaves a widow and two young daughter, for whom the utmost sympathy is felt.
TARVIN RURAL. A mooting of this Council was held on Satur- day, Mr. R. 0. Orton presiding. A VICAR'S APPLICATION. A Letter was received from the Rev. E. A. Hut- ton, vicar of Hargrave, in nefjetrenoo to a proposed parish room and parish club ia the village. Such an institution, he stated, was very much needed, and he was quite willing to erect one if he could obtain a suitable plot of land. The best place would be a little triangular plot adjoining the Post-offioe, and he requested the District Counoil to either sell or lease it to him. He would first put up a temporary wooden building, but if the elub was a success and an advantage to the vil- lage, he proposed to raise money to build a per- manent structure. So far as ownership went, it would bo a Church club, but like the National Church, it would be open to all as long as they behaved themselves. (Laughter.) The commit- tee would not be confined by any means to Churchmen. The club would be utilised for a lads' club and the holding of small meetings like bandit of hope, etc., for which the school waa too large. The Council, he urged, had the power to either let or sell the land. The Clerk (Mr. H. G. Ba ley) said the Council had no euch power. The Council were simply custodians of the highways for the benefit of the public. Mr. R. Cathcart Smith pointed out that on a recent occasion the vicar of Hargrave wrote to I the Council protesting against the action of a certain individual in attempting to enclose some land. The rev. gentleman had out the ground fiora under hie own feet, and the Council ought not to consider the matter further. The Clerk: We have no authority; our hands ,are tied, as I told Mr. Hutton before. The letter was allowed to lie on the table. A DANGEROUS CORNER. Mr. Youd, Waverton. called attention to a dangerous corner at Huxley, and a committee was tAL appointed to view the cApat.-T"rio Surveyor (Mr. Piggott) said if Lord Hadd'nsrton would give the necessary land he could effect a great improve- ment at a cost of JB25.
MALPAS RURAL. A meeting of this Council was held on Wednes- day, under the presidency of Mr. G. S. Morgan in the absence through indisposition of Mr. Evan Langley.—Correspondence regarding the housine question was submitted dealing with the loan of 22,500 for the parpose, and the clerk was empowered to enter into communication with some lenders whose terms were favourable and to report the result at the next meeting—The Inspector the result at the next meeting—The Inspector reported the district free from infectious disease.— The Survbyor reported that he had finished the steam rolling. He had qsed the roller in 16 parishes, and the total cost amounted to £20. 14s. for 18 days' work. A few years ago it ooefc 230 to roll a road in one
WHITCHURCH DAIRY SHOW --+-- A RECORD ENTRY. Whitchurch, Tuesday. The seventeenth annual show promoted by the Whitchurch Dairy Farmers' Association, was opaned this morning at the Market Hall. Un- favouarble weather conditions tended to militate against a large attendance of visitors. There was a record entry, the exhibits of cheese. alone numbering about 450, being 45 in exoess of those last year. The weight of the pitch approached one (hundred tons. Competition was stimulated by the offering of substantial prizes to the value of J6515. It ia evident that the Whitclhuroh show, like its Chester neighbour, is st-rongly established as an adjunct to the Cheshire cheese trade. Ever sinoe its institution it has received thje loyal sup- port of both Cheshire and Shropshire makers of cheese. The upward tendency which has been noticeable in the number of entries for several 1 years plainly indicates that dairy farmers now- adays recognise more fully than tney perhaps did in former years, the value of combination m bringing the merits of their products under the notice of the public and securing remunerative prices. All the best makers in Cheshire and Salop were represented. The two open classes were well filled, the entries in the coloured class numbering no fewer than 92. Here the premier award was conferred upon Mr. Harry Denson, Poulton, Chester, a maker who holds a high re- oord of show distinctions, the last of which was gained at N a.ntwioh a few days ago, when he re- oeived the champion prize. Not many years ago it used to be a common complaint on the part of judges at this and other dairy shows in the district that the cheese shewed excessive acidity—a fault whioh makers were ap- parently not easily induced to remedy. To-day a more careful study is made of the taste of the consumer, which is generally in favour of a itich, mild-flavoured cheeae of open texture. For the most part the cheese exhibited at this show ful- filled these qualities. Though there is a universal demand for early ripening cheese it is rather a pity that the association does not see fit to en- oourage manufacture on the long-keeping prin- ciple. The long-keeping olaea, whioh is still pre- served at the Chester show^was eliminated' here aome years ago. During its existenoe the class was liberally supported by Mr. C. T. Dugdale. Its withdrawal was, we understand, due to the general opinion that the encouragement of long- keeping cheese is no benefit either to the producer or the consumer. The experiment of manufacturing that make of cheese has been pronounced a failure, and cheese which has been lately made upon the long-keeping principle has been. found to deteriorate in value through being kept, besides losing weight. Moreover, the de- mand for it nowadays is exceedingly lim ited^ and this is perhaps the more weighty reason why it is not to the advantage of makers to produce it. Cheshire dairy farniers find that early ripening cheese commands the market. The association is under the presidency of Lord Kemycm, and has a number of influential vice- presidents. The secretarial duties were ably oarried out by Mr. T. Nunnerley, and the other offioers of the show were:—Chairman of Coun- cil, Captain Ethelston; vice-chairman, Mr. Geo. Wardle; stewards for cheese, Messrs. Langley, J. N. Joyce, R. J. Nunnerley, John Griffiths, G. C. Hockenhull, and A. Blake; stewards for butter, Messrs. T. Piddord, W. H. Hobson and P. H. Jeffries; judges for cheese, ProfessorDrummond (Kilmarnock), Messrs. G. W. Oubridge (New- castle-on-Tyne), John Pakeman (Derby), H. E. Holt (Rochdale), Cope (Manchester), W. Thomas (Crewe), John Hancook (Manchester), and W. Austin (Nant.wich); judge for butter, Miss. Forster (Worleston Dairy Institute); ornamental butter and farm produce, Miss Nunnerley (Alport House), and Mrs. Stokes (Richmond-terras). I Appended is a list of the awards made up to the time of writing- PRIZE LIST. Twelve cheese, irrespective of weight, make or colour, made, owned and exhibited by any farmer resident within the specified radius of the asso- ciation's district, and whose occupation does not exoeed 150 acres: 1, John Dutton, Swanley Hall, Nantwich; 2, Harry Denson, Poulton, Chester; 3, Edwin Cookson, Poulton, Wrexham; 4, Richard Mullook. Waverton, Chester; 5, T. W. Higgin- son, Ashford Grange, Market Drayton; 6, Geo. Walley. Egerton Farm, Malpas; 7, James Hulme, Kenwick Lodge, Ellesmere; r, Samuel Dutton, Burleydam, Whitchurch. Very highly com- mended: C. E Parton, Haughton Hall Farm, Tar- ponley; Mrs. Dutton, Old Marton, Ellesmere; Chas. Price, Gnston, Ellesmere. Highly com- mended: Hugh Rutter, Aldersey, Chester; Chas. Hassall, Bubney, Whitchurch; S. Winward, Broughton, Malpas; Wni. Moore, Checkley, Na-nt vieh. Commended: E. Garner, Ash Wood, Whitchurch E. Burgess, Corra, Whitchurch; W. H. Burgees. Lower Hall. Norbury, Whitchurch; Mrs. M. Clarke, Alpraham. Four choose, irrespective of weight, etc, made by any farmer in the Association's district and whoso ho!ding does not exceed 80 acres: 1, Jno. Williams, Hollin Green, Sound, Nantwich; 2, John Craddock, EbnaJ. Hall, Malpas; 3, George Davies., Moreton Wood, Whitchurch; 4, Richard Redrop, Aberburv, Wrexham; 5. Jno. Rigby, Ebna1 Farm. Malpas; r, F. J. Apperley, Darlas- ton Ford. Prees. Very highly commended: Edw. Woodfino, New House Faim. Penybryn, St. Mar- tins; S. Dutton, Haughton, Tarporley; W. Hunt- bach, Stoko, Nantwich; John Perry, Norbury. Highly commended: Samuel Stokes, Top House, North Wood. Wem; Wm. Pinnington, Spurstow, Tarporley; Mrs. Lovekin, Bower Gate, Tarpor- ley. Commended John Jackson, Tallam Green, Malpas; Mrs. Lee. Bradeley, Whitchurch. Twelve white cheese, not. loss than 301b 1, H. Jones, Aldersey, Chester; 2, John Hobson, Moss Hail, Audlem; 3, Wm. Parkar, Rodens Hall, Wrexham; 4. Arthur Willis, Willey Farm, Whit- church; 5. Geo. Walley, Egerton Farm, Malpas; 6, T. E. Hughes, Wood Farm, Malpas; 7. R. E. Bancroft, Beech House, Darnhall, Winsford; r, E. Garnor, Ashwood. Whitchuroh. Very highly commended: Peter Dutton. Hoofield Hall, Hux- ley, Chester. Highly commended, H. S. Walley, Biokertotn Hall, Malpas; Robert Bourne, Bicker- ton; John Fitton. Ightfield Hall, Whitchurch. Commended: Richard Jones, Tilley Park, Wem; G. H. Willis, Stoak Grange, Chester; William Evans, Gate-sheath Farm, Tattenhall. Four white cheese, not less than 301b., mad? by any farmer resident within the United Kingdom: I, John Hobson. Moss Hall, Aud!em, Nantwich; 2. James B'.akei, Calveley Hall, Handley, Chester; 3, John Dutton. Stretton Hall, Malpas; 4, Miss Kinsey, Wettenhall, Winsford; 5, Wm. Lee, The Crease Farm. Malpas; o, S. Lea, Kin- sale, Oswestry; 7, T. G, Lee. Dragon Farm, Handley, Chester; r, Wm. Packer, Rodc-ns Hall, Wrexham. Very highly commended: Geo. Wal- ley, Egerton Farm, Cholmondoley; Daniel John- eon, Lee Brockhurst, Salop; John Reeee, Lane Farm, Bronington, Whitchurch. Highly com- mended: Arthur Willis, Willey Farm, Whit- church John Jackson, Chowlev Oak Farm, Handley. Chester; Thos. J. Marsh, Croesmere, Ellesmere: H. Sandbaeh, The Lunts, Àqton, Staffs.; H. S. Walley, Bickeiton Hall. Maluas; I R. E. Bancroft, Darnhall; Peter Bate, Golden Nook, Hargrave. Chester. Commended: E. Gar n- Ash wood, Whitchurch; Jas. Hulme, Elles- mere; Wm Bebbington, Hack Green, Nantwich; R. J. Nunneriev, Wirswail, Whitchurch; G. C Hockenhull, Ki)grf-n. Whitchurch: Fred Jeff- nee, Penley, Ellesmere W. H. Hobson, Blaken- hall, Nantwich; W. R. Huntbach, Dodsgreon, Aston.. Nantwich; S. Winward. Broug'hton, Mal- pas Thos. Jackson. Middle House, Hampton, Malpaa; Hany Danson. Poulton, Chester. Four coloured cheese of any make, not less than 301b., made by any farmer resident within the United Kingdom: 1, Harry Denson, Poulton, Chester; 2, Geo. Walley, Egerton Farm, Malpas.; 3, Mrs. Kinsey, Wettenhall; 4, John Fit-ten, Ight- field Hall, Wnitchurah; 5, Jos. Owen, Chclmon- deley; 6, John Barnett, Norton Word. Market Drayton; 7, Wm. Dutton, Brfndley Hall. Nant- wich; r, Geo. Walley, Egerton Farm, Malpas. Very highly conimended: Benjamin Dutton, Baddiley, Nantwich: Joihn Bate, Worthenbury; Thos. Matters head, Werk; H. S. Walley, BLdter- ton Hall. Highly .commended: Jas. Hulme, Ellesmere; Robt. Bourne, Bickerton; John All- wood, Wrhitchurch; Geo. Walley, jun., Bioker- ton; John Hoboon. Moss Hall, Audlcm: T. Cbarlesworth, Baddington, Nantwich; J. Hob- son, Coole Pilate, Nantwich. Commended: T. Wilson, Alkington Hall, Whitchuroh; C. E. Par- ton, Haughton Hall Farm, Tarporley; Saml. Lea, Oswestry; T. G. Lee, Dragon Farm, Handley; H. R. Dutton, Spurstowte Lower Hall Farm, Tar- porley; J. Taylor, Lees F&îTI, Malpas; Mrs. Dutton. Ellesmere; J. H. Acton, Bole-sworth Hall. Tattenhall; Mrs. Salmon. Chevely HaJJ. Huntington; John Griffiths, Dearnford Hall, Whitehur th; J. Roos, Whitdhuroh. Six half-pounds of fresh butter, salted for market, exhibited by makers within the asso- ciation'"? district, whose occupation exceed# fifty acres: 1, S. Winward. Stamford Heath, Chester; 2. Mrs. Faulkner, Norbury, Whitchuroh 3. B. Stockton, Penley, Ellesmere; 4. J. Platt. Til- stone, Tarporley; 5, J. Darlingtin, Myddle. Salop; r, S. Peate, Evton, Wrexham. Very highly commended: Wm. Fox, W-m: T. B. Cooke, Tattenhall; Mrs. John Bate, Emrai Park Farm, Worthenbury: Mrs. H. Reade, Gradelev Green, Nantwiah; Mrs. T. Jackson. Middle House, Hampton, Malpas; Mrs. T. Parsonage, White gate Farm, Malpas Six half-pounds of fresh b'ltte-. raited for market, exhibited by makers within the associa- tion's district, whose occupation does not exceed fiftv acre*: 1, Philio Reade. Swanlev. Nantwich 2. Mrn. G. B. Robinson. Badd;'ey. Nantwich 3, Mrs. G. Harding. Snurstowe. Tarporley; 4. Mrn. Joseph Stokes. Tilstone Heath. Tarporley: 5. Mrs. Hardincr. Baddiley. Nantwich: r, Mrs. C. Ashley. Tiverton Heath. Tnrnorley. "^erv hiehlv oomrnended: Mrs. Birehall. New Wood Hotises. Whitchurch: Mrs. E. Bndmek, Ravens- moor. Nantwich. Highly commonMns. G. Strvokley. Ilowman's Green. Whitchurch. ¡ Two nonnds of butter, made up and exhibited by in agricultural labourer not keepine- mom than three cow: I. T. WoodaU, Bnrland. Nantwich; 2, J. RtoJresw TiWitone Heath. Tarporley; 3. Mrk G. B.'ftobtnaon; 4, Mrs. A. Ridgeway, BaddUey. Nantwich; 5, Mrs. Parker, Stoneley Green, Nant- wich; r, T. Jones, Poole, Nantwich.. Very highly commended: Mrs. A. Butler, Whitchurch; Mrs. G. Evans, Nantwich; Mrs. E. Shone, Nor- bury; Mrs. G. Platt, Win.,ford; Mrs. E. Badrock; Mrs. M. Sumner, Norbury; Mrs. L. Wilkinson, Poole, Nantwich. Highly commended: Mrs. Pugh, Norbury Common, Whitchurch; Mrs. S. Ridgeway, Edleston-lane, Nantwich. Ornamental butter: 1, Miss M. Bennion, Barthomley. Crewe; 2, Mrs. G. Scott, Byford, Edleston, Nantwich; 3. Miss F. J. Wardle, Old Fens Hall, Whitohurch; r, Mrs. L. Hockenhull, Danson's Farm, Whitchurch. Ornamental butter, without decoration: 1, Mrs. Scott, Byford; 2, Miss N. Bennion; 3, Mrs. WTilliam6, Horseman's Green. Whitchurch; 4. Mrs. G. B. Robinson; r, Miss A. A. Wardle, Old Foris Hall, Whitchurch v he, Miss J. Hockenhull. Kilgreen, Whitchurch; h c, Miss Hockenhull; c, Mrs. John Bate, Worthenbury. Collection of farm produce: 1. Mrs. Hockenhull; 2, Mrs. G. Sfockley, Horseman's Green; 3, Mrs. Maddocks, Alkington.
MR. DENSON & MR. YERBURGH ——*—— THE SHERIFF AND MR. YERBURGH. A STRIKING COMPARISON. References to Mr. Yerburgh's services on be- half of the local interests of the city of Chester were made by two members of the Corporation in speeches delivered on Monday night in differ- ent parts of the city, but at almost the same time. Both gentlemen are Liberals in politics, and one is an old councillor and the new Sheriff, while the other is a young councillor, and there- fore of limited experience of the municipal mat- I ters from the inside. We place their utterances I aide by side, and leave the citizens to judge for themselvee MR. DENSON. Speaking at a meeting under the auspices of the Chester Women Liberals Association at Saltney on Monday night, Mr. W. H. Denson said be would tell them how Mr. Yer- burgh supported the local interests of the city. They all knew the city was about to spend some- thing like £ 20,000 on the tramway extension to Boughton. Well, the railway powers brought a Bill into Parliament this last session to give them power to pick up and set down within any borough through which they might pass. Suppos- ing a railway company were to run 'busses, say, from Farndon to the Rail- way Station at Chester, this Bill would give them power to pick up passen- gers from the White House to the Railway Station, or set down passengers, thereby taking away the income of the city tramways after spending that enor- mous amount of money, and defeating the ends which the city bad in view. That was, of course, if they (the citizens) spent money on that account they would expect to have a proper return, and make it a benefit to the rates. The Tramways Committee of the Corporation sent up a letter to Mr. Yerburgh asking him to oppose this Bill, in the interests of the city. He replied stating he was very sorry he could not see his way clear to do it. (Cries of "Shame" and "Pigtail.") We all knew that any gentleman when returned to represent a con- stituency had the interests of the State at heart, but was it not right that he should have the interests of the com- munity more at heart? He was sent there to represent them. There was another matter he wished to bring under their notice. When the agree- ment was about to take effect between the National Telephone Co. and the Post Office, there were municipal com- munities who bad availed themselves of power to have municipal tele- phones on their own accounts, and these had a source of profit to the community. The Chester Corporation sent up a petition on sin'ilar lines to that of Manchester, to the effect that they should reserve to themselves the right of having a muni- cipal telephone system on their own account. The petition was sent up and they got an acknow- ledgement from Mr. Yerhurgb, stating that it had been his pleasure to present the petition, but did he raise his voice in the House upon this question in support of the place that returned him ? Not one word. (A voice He did on the Brewers' Bill.) Did they consider that was a proper way for a member of Parliament to treat his constituents, when sent there to re- present them in their interests ? THE SHERIFF. Speaking at the Chester Butchers'dinner on Mon- day night, the Sheriff (Mr. W. Ferguson) said Mr. Yerburgh had re- ferred to himself as an outsider. If he was an outsider, he could see the inside very well by the way he had put his finger on the various pulses of the Corporation. It shewed he was an observer of no mean order. Consider- ing the length of time Mr. Yerburgh had been connected with the city of Chester he had kept himself well abreast all through of what had been going on in the city he represented. He (the Sheriff) bad had occasion to go up with the Mayor to London on Corpora- tion business, and when Mr. Yerburgh had been notified that his assist- ance was wanted he had granted it, and most willingly granted it, and they had been aided in every possible way in which a person could aid them. Mr. Yerburgh was a citizen himself by considering favourably the wishes they wanted him to consider and sup- port in the House. He had assisted the Corpora- tion also in the button- holing of other members who represented various divisions in the counties around, and anyone else who was likely to be favourable to their cause. The last time he (the Sheriff) was up in town on Corporation business, through Mr. Yerburgh's exertions and those of others they were able to defeat a Bill they thought was going to hurt Chester as well as other munici- pal authorities in the country.
FLINT. TOWN COUNCIL.-At the meeting of the Town Council, on Thursday, the medical officer's monthly report was submitted. It appeared that during the month there were 10 births and two deaths, giving a birth-rate of 2.04 per month or 24 4 per annum, and a death-rate of .4 per month or 4.8 per annum. It was observed that the death- rate was very low, and had been for some time. Iho committee recommended the levying of the following rates: For the parish of Flint, Is, lOd. in the £ for the parish of Colcshill Fawr, 2s. in the £ .—A letter was read from Mr. A. Entwistlo, L. and N.-W. Railway Company, stating that. arrangements had been made to issue workmen's tickets by the 7.10 a.m. ordinary train from Rhyl in future.
FRODSHAM. CONCERT.—On Wednesday evening, in the Drill Hall, Frodsham, Mr. Hibbertt held his fourth annual subscription concert, under the patronage of the Vicar and churchwardens of the Frodsham Parish Church. The artists included Miss Agnes Croxton (soprano), Miss Violet Monk (contralto). Mr. Egerton Snelson (tenor), Mr. Allistcr Proctor (baritone), Mr. Loui Parry (humorist), all of Chester; and Mr.. Edwin Hat- ton ('cellist) of Liverpool, with Mr. Hibbertt ZB accompanist. Miss Agnes Croxton, who made her debut to a Frodsham audience, shewed herself to be the possessor of a sweet and pleasing soprano voice in her admirable renderings of "She wandered down" (Clay) and "Come, Sweet Morning" (Lehmann). Miss Violet Monk, in renewing her acquaintance with Frodsham people, was equally successful, her rich contralto voice being heard to great advantage in Arditi's exacting "Dream of Home" and "Enchantress" (Hatton), which neocived, well-merited apprecia- tion. Mr. Proctor, always a favourite, although suffering from a cold, proved that his rich voice, full of resonance and power, has lost none of its telling effectiveness, his numbers, "Curfew" (Gould), "The Old Green Isle" Hibbertt), a new song composed by the promoter of the concert, and Lohr's charming little Irish melody, "The Little Irish Girl," affording him fine scope for his vocal capacities. Mr. E. Snelson won high praise for his rendition of "My Queen" (Blumen- thal). The duets, "Of fairy wand" (Wallace), fiom the opera. of "Maritana," by Miss Croxton and Mr. Proctor, and "Life's dream is o'er." by Miss Monk and Mr. Snelson, were beautifully given and warmly received, while the two quar- tettes, "Good night, beloved" (Pinsuti) and Ar- cher's humorous "Old King Cole," exemplified the perfect blending powers of the Chester party. One of the most enjoyable features of the even- ing was the 'cello playing of Mr. Edwin Hatton. Mr. Loui Parry sustained the humorous element in his own inimitable style, his sketches, "After all I've been" (Barrett), "The Hydropathic Treatment" and "It's a marvel how he does it," being characterised by genuine humour and re- fined wit.
Isaac Watkins, engine driver, of Liverpool, was admitted to the Railway Hospital, Crewe, on Fri- day. suffering from serious scalp wounds. He was driving an express train from Liverpool to Crewe, and was accompanied on the footplate by an inspector. The latter's hat was blown off. and Watkins climbed on the tender tel get it. Going «nder a bridge. his head was atruck and he wae thrown on the permanent way.
HUNTING. NORTH CHESHIRE. Quite a large field met on Wednesday at Calve- ley Hall, the residence of Mr. de Knoop, the irew tenant. There was a fine show of foxes. The district for several years has been without many foxes. A move was made to the New Gorse, and a gcod-lcoking fox took hounds towards Page's Wood. On nearing Alpraham he turned to the left back to the park, where he got to ground. A second one from the same cover took a ring up to the road at Wettenhall, where hounds lost their fox owing to a moderate scent. From Wettenhall Wood a good-looking fox was sent on his journey up to the Minshull road and back to Darnhall big wood, where he was lost. A second fox from Wettenhall Wood gave a nice gallop across to Paradise in; the Minshull country. During this gallop many empty saddles were to be seen. The Master (Mr. Wilson) was one of the unlucky ones. He got off with a good ducking his horse jumping into a pond. The North finished their week's hunting with a meet in the High Legh country. Foxes were very plentiful; in fact, more foxes were found than for several seasons. The first was found in one of the Park belts, and ran out in the direction of Agden and back to ground. Two more were found and one was killed. The other took hounds out for Beechwood, and was eventually lost close to Dean's Green. Scent was not of the best, but things look bright as far as finding foxes go for the ensuing season. SOUTH CHESHIRE. The South pack met on Tuesday at Ridley Tollbar. Hounds soon disturbed several foxes in Ridley Wood. One of their number ran over the hill, then down to the Bath Wood and back to Ridley. He was soon away again on the same line as before, but this time he kept on past the Bath Wood in the direction of Hurleston. On reaching Riders Green he lay down in a patch of gorge on the roadside where hounds killed. Another hunt from Chesterton Wood took the large field down the valley towards Spurstow. Here hounds turned to their left for Peckforton Wood, where they lost their fox. An old fox out of Peckforton Wood went to ground close to the cover. A good day's sport wan spoiled by poor scent. BL UECAP-.
SIR WATKIN WYNN'S MEET ON Friday, Nov. 17, Chirk at 10.45 Saturday, Nov. 18i Shavington at 11.0
ALLEGED WOUNDING AT HELSBY. SERIOUS AFFAIR. On Monday, at Frodsham Court House, before Mr. Alfred Thomas, Joseph Odey, of Crossland- terrace, Helsby, foreman of the instrument de- partment at the British Insulated and Helsby Cable Company's works, was charged with wound- ing, with intent to do grievous bodily harm, Wm. Henry Hyde, of the same terrace, who is em- ployed aa a mechanic at the same works. Clara Hyde, wife of the injured man, stated that her husband left home about 8.30 on Saturday night, and as far as she could see he was not then under the influence of drink. She went on an errand about 9.15, and upon returning to the house about 9.20 found, her husband and Mr. Odey talking together at the garden gate. She asked her husband if he was going in the house, and he replied "Yes, in a minute.' She then heard her husband say, "Well, cornie on, Joe," and he moved towards the road. They were both stand- ing by the gate when she went into the house. The two men did not appear to be quarrelling, nor were they talking loudly. They had lived next door to each other for five years, and been friendly. A minute or two after she had gone into the house she heard loud talking, but could not tell what the words were. She went outside to the two men at the gate, and Mrs. Odey was also there. Mrs. Od-ey got hold of her husband's arm or shoulder, and asked him to go into the house, but Odey did not speak to his wife. Neither of the men was sober. Odey flung his wife off, and witness* husband, who was standing a yard or two away, went towards Odey to get hold of his arm to take him in the house, as she thought. Then Odey made a swinging blow from the hip forward and upwards with his right hand. She could not remember any words being used, as it was all done in a flash.. She did not see anything in Odey's hand when he struck the blow. Her husband said in a tone of surprise, "Oh, he's struck me." Odey, after striking the blow, went into his house, and she and her hus- band went into their own house. Her husband did not strike back at Odey. He seemed hurt at the thought of Odey striking him. Her husband did not complain of anything then, and when he got into the house she asked him to sit down. He said; "No; I'll go and shew Odey what he's done." However, he did sit down, and she then felt a. lump under his clothing where he had re- ceived the blow. She thought it was serious, and sent her daughter for Dr. Briant. Just as her daughter went out at the front door, Mrs. Odey came in at the back and stayed there until the doctor came. When the doctor came Mrs. Odey went out. and shortly afterwards returned with her husband. Witness' husband was then sitting in the amichair, and had been attended to by the doctor. Mrs. Odey said to her husband', "Come and see what you've done." Odey said, "I have not done anything," and after staying a few minutes he went away. Mr. Barlow took her husband to Chester Infir- mary in a. motor the sama night, and left him there. She went with him. Cross-examined: She did not hear either of tho men say anything about debts. The prisoner asked witness whether Mr. Hyde was not as bad as he was, and she replied, "No; he was not so drunk." She added that Odey ap- peared to be stupidly drunk, and much worse in drink than her husband. Dr. Briant said Hyde smelt very strongly of whisky, but he could not tell whether the man was drunk, as at the time he was suffering from ahock. He examined him, and found an incised wound about an inch long in the lower part of the abdomen, on the left side, with about six inches of omentum protruding. He dressed the wound, and ordered his removal to Chester Infir- mary. He examined the clothing, and found a clean cut right through the waistcoat, trousers and shirt. He received a penknife from Sergt. Millington the next day, and found a slight brown stain on the larger blade, which ho scraped off and examined microscopically, and found it was blood, .but he could not, say whether it was human b'ood. Odey was at Hyde's house when he got there, and was stupidly drunk. He asked him What he had done to Hyde, and ho replied, "I've done nothing.' He (the doctor) noticed a streak of blood on Odey's right thumb. He did not ask Odey any more questions, as prisoner was too drunk, and did not seem to realise his posi- tion. The knife (produced) was a likely weapon to cause suoh a wound. Prisoner: Could not the wound have been caused by Hyde falling on the hedge, or on the iron spkee of the gate? Dr. Briant thought the wound was not caused by a fall on the hedge, but it was not impossible for it to be caused by a fall on a spike. If Hyde had fallen on the gate, however, there wouid have been moie than one wound. P.S. Bioese asked the doctor did lie know what height the spikes were, and whether it was pos- sible for such a wound to be caused by a spike 3ft. 6in. from the ground. Dr.. Briant: To get such a wound the fall would have to be on the top of the spike. The magistrate asked the doctor d'd he con- eider Hyde in a dangerous state, and the doctor replied, Yes; decidedly. It will be a fortnight beforo ho is out of danger, and another fortnight before the man can leave the Infirmarv. even, if before the man can leave the Infirmarv. even if he goes on all right." n Acting-Sergt. Joseph Millington. Helsby, stated that on the evening in question he went to Hyde's house, and there saw Hyde and Dr. Br:ant; He then went to Odey's, and saw prisoner very drunk in the kitchen smoking a cigar. He asked him had he got a knife, and Odey gave him the knife produced, which he took from his trousers pocket. It was his general appearance which led him to think the man was drunk. He told Odey that he must consider him- eelt in custody, and Odey replied, "I've done nothing. All right, I'll go with you anywhere." He took prisoner to the railway station to catch tho 11.15 train to Frodsham, and on the way met prisoner's wife, who turned back with them and said, "I've been to your station, sergeant. I'll tell you what the bother was about. My hus- band lent Hyde 2s. last, Boxing Day, and he has asked for it back to-night, and that is the cause of the bot,her." Prisoner heard this statement, but did not say anything. Witnes3 took him to Frodsham Police Station and locked him up. P.S. Breese: Did you measure the height of the spikes on the gate at Hyde's house? Witness replied that he had measured them by his walkingstick, the spikes being 3ft. 6in. from the ground. Ho had charged Odey with the offence tha.t morning, and he replied, "I cannot boheve it." Asked as to whether he thought the spikes on the gate could cause such a wound, wit- ness replied that he did not think so. Prisoner: It depnnds on which side of the gate he goes. The ground slopes a lot. P S. Breese said that waa all the evidence, and on instructions received from the Chief Constable he asked for a remand for throe or four days, prisoner to be kept in custody at Frodsham in case he was wanted to attend at the Infirmary at Chester. Prisoner asked was there any chance of getting out on bail, but was informed there was not. in the present condition of the injured man. He was remanded until Fridav morning. PrifoCner requested that his wife, be tillowe-d to v'sit him while he was in custody. Thetie were no objections. a-ncf the request was granted. Mis. Odey thanked the magistrates for the privilege. Our Helsby corre.spondent says the affair has croalted a profound sensation in the village. PATIENT'S CONDITION. On enquiry at the Infirmary yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon we were informed that the patient was doing as well as can be expected. i
IMPRESSIONS OF CANADA. -+ MR. F. L. ROBERTS'S TRIP. Mr. F. L. Bobcrts, of Kinnert-cn, who has been travelling in Western Canada w:t.h h:s son, sends us another interesting letter, giving his impres- sions of the. country. He says:- I wrote my last letter at Laoombe, about half- way between Edmonton and Calgary. We stayed there over Sunday as we wanted to see the sur- rounding district, and I wanted to call upon a Yorkshire man whom I had met on the steamer. We hired a "rig" and pair of horses, and started to drive about ten miles. Prurt of the road' was excellent going; the roads when dry are very good. We had to cross the prairie for some throe or four miles through scrub and small tirees, until we thought we were lost, but we struck a house and were told where to go. We found Mr. Lee, the Yorkshire man, and his married daughter and son-in-law living about four miles from Blackfaulds Station, on a half section of land partly cleared. The latter had about 60 head of cattle, a few horses and colts, and' did all the work himself. He had carried1 a lot of hay and green cats for the cattle in the winter, his fa.tht-r-in-lo.w-a man weighing 18 stone—helping him. I told him he had good stacks. They seemed quite satisfied with their life. We got back to Calgairy and met a Mr. J. F. Bates, one of the loading ranchers and business men in Calgary. He had been out about ten years, had been to England and returned with mo on the same steamer to his home. He is doing well, and wanted me to buy a. ranch off him on High River, over 2,000 acres at 10 dollars per are. The river runs through the property. If I had bought all tho land I was offered I should have drained the Bank of England of its gold. I was introduced at Calgary to Mr. Pat Burns, THE "CATTLE KING" of Western Canada. He has just floated his busi- ness of rancher and butcher with a capital of 2400,000. He has more than a hundred shops, and thousands of oattle. We got a. sharp snap of weather. We left for Banff, the train being five hours late, and had a ride through the Rockies by moonlight. We stayed at Banff nearly a week. It is very like Switzerland, with plenty of snow but not oold. There are hot sulphur springs here. You can bat'he in the open. My son was swimming in water about 100 and I was snowballing him to come out. Banff is a great summer resort and well worth a visit. The largest Canadian National Park is situated here, being 3,688,480 acres in extent. There are 50 buffaloes here, en- closed with wire netting. They are vary strong and about 8 feet high. There are also several other animals. No one is allowed to shoot in the Park. Several of the mounted polke are Iftationed here. We got back to Calgary. I was offered a farm at High River, partly improved, con- taining 68 acres and sown with fall wheat. It was all fenced, and had a house and big barn, at 15dol. per acre. I was told it was worth the imoney. We started back on Tuesday, 24th October. Tho train was late, and we stopped at Mediame Hat all night. This is a town, with natural gas burning away, sufficient to light a large town. On the train three, or four Yankees were talking. I could hear doUars mentioned almost every other word. I said to my son that the dollar was almighty with the Yankee. A gentleman sit- ting clooo to me heard what I said, and remarked he supposed it was pounds in England. I said we did not talk about them as much. We 'had quite a. chat, and found we were interested in farming, and he asked usi if we would like to stay and see his sheep ranch. As only one train a day stopped each way at his station we did not see how we could do it; but he said that was all right as he could put us up. We stopped at Walsh. He owns about 22,000 sheep, and had bought over 3,000 more that morning. We drove to see his flocks, or bundhes, as they call them. Tho first lot one of his sons, with several shepherds, was separating from the ewes, and lambs and wethers. Another lot were being dipped at the raite of 2,000 A DAY. The trough that the sheep swim through is about 40ft. long and 15in. to 18in. wide, just allowing one sheep in width and about ten or twelve Iwiniming after each other. The drainers hold about 200 each, and are all concreted. We got to the house, which cost 16,000 dollars, and had dinner. They kill their own beef and mutton. We afterwards started to drive to see another bundh of ewes, 3,700 in number. We drove over two hours and about 15 miles, and did not find them, so you may imagine the size of his ranch. We saw another lot of over 3,000 as we were ooming back. I was longing for a gun as I could have shot a coyotte-a kind of wild dog —easily. We had a very pleasant visit. Mr. Grant is the gentleman who is manager and greatest shareholder in the ranch, which is called the Sarnia Ranching Co, and he was very kind in driving us to meet the train next morn.ng. We had to wait six hours, as the train was late as usual. The weather got colder as we travelled further east. We saw several farmers threshing and some burning straw. We got back to Win- nipeg, and turned into an hotel for dinner. Here I saw an old neighbour from Sealand, and his wife and children. They had just arrived, and were off to Lloydminster. They were in good spirits. We left Winnipeg for Toronto and cirossed, into the Unitod States at Baffalo, where our baggage was examined, and I had to pay 2 dollors HEAD TAX for going into the States. I was not very well pleased, and did not forget to tell tho Yankees I met of the imposition. Not one knew of the tax. I said I supposed the government were ashamed of it and kept it quiet. I got the money re- turned on the steamer after I left New York. I was allowed 30 days to clear out, or forfeit the 2 dollars. I stopped a few days with my son at Pittsburgh, and went over the Westinghouso Works, where they employ about 10,000 men and 2.000 women. I left New York per s.s. Luoania on Saturday morning, 4th November, and landed at Chester on Friday night, the 10th inst., after rather a rough passage but fast. I will write you again to say what I think of Canada as a country for emigration.
GOLF. -+- BACHE CLUB. EXTENDED COURSE. The new, extended course which has been laid out at the Bache was formally opened on Wednes- day by Mr. Yerburgh, M.P., Vice-President, who drove the first ball from No. 1 too. Some time ago the club obtained an extra slioe of land, amounting to about eight acres, in order- to expand the existing nine-hole course. It was decided to utilise this ground by lengthening the holes rather than by increasing their number, aild the wisdom of this step is apparent to every one who had played over the new course, which is rather more than a quarter of a mile longer than the old, and inoludes some good, sporting holes. After the formal opening, the members present took part in a foursome competition for a prize presented by Mr. F. J. Bonnalie and a sweep- stako. The winning couple proved to be Mr. J. D. Garde (11) and Mr. Norman Jones (25), while the second place was taken by Mr. R. Rogers (11) and Mr. C. H. Pedley (21). An interesting function at the pavilion followed the match, the cups won during the season being presented by the donors. The President, Major MacGillycuddy, presented his handsome silver challenge cup, an Irish loving eup, to Mr. D. T. Williams, the winner for the year. The Yerburgh Challenge Cup, won last the year. The Yerburgh Challenge Cup, won last week. was presented by the member for Chester to Mr. J. A. Hirst. Mr. J. D. Garde presented a beautiful silver rose bowl, which had been won also by Mr. D. T. Williams under a scaled handi- cap. Major MacGillycuddy next presented the Ladies' Challenge Rose Bowl to the winner, Miss Nora Dickson. Both Major MacGillycuddy and Mr. Yerburgh. in their speeches, tcstififytf to the im- provement that had been effected by the exten- sion of the course, and these and ot-li4-r speakers commented with pleasure upon the thriving state in which the club finds its-elf, thanks greatly to the indefatigable hon. secretary, Mr. A. Hornby. The healths of the prize-winners were cordially drunk, and votes of thanks passed to the donors of these valuable trophies. Colonel Thompson, on behalf of the military members of the club, ex- 101 pressed the appreciation of his brother officers of the welcome extended to them at the Bache links. The monthly box competition for October was won by Mr J. A. Hirst with a nett 74, Mr. A. Clemence being second with 75 nett. CHESTER CLUB. The third monthly competition was held on Saturday when Mr. H. Rowland qualified for the final, and took the first sweep with 78 nett. Messrs. F. O. Evans and G. M. Lowndes each with 79 nett divided the second and third sweeps. Returns :— H. Rowland 90 12 78 F. O. Evans 83 4 79 G. M. Lowndes 95 16 = 79 J. P. Gamon 90 9=81 R O. Kendall 95 14 = 81 J. C. Okell 93 11 = 82 R. E. Jones 91 7 = 84 W. A. V. Churton 95 — 11 = 84 J. Frat-r 101 15 86 W. D. Jolliffe 96 7 = 89
NORTHOP. WEDDING.—A pretty wedding and one of con- siderable local interest was solemnised on Thursday at the Parish Church, Northop, the contracting parties being Mr. Samuel Hughes, the youngest son of Mr. Hugh Hughes, Starkey Farm. and Miss Jane Elizabeth Price Davies. the youngest daughter of Mr. William Davies. High-street, Northop. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Clement Davies (vicar). The bride was attended by two bridesmaids, the bride's nieces. The duties of best man were carried out by the bridegroom's brother, Mr. Thomas Hughes.
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THE YEOMANRY COMMAND. TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—May I be permitted, in reply to many letters received and questions asked on this subject, to express in your columns a wish that 110 more may be said about it? I regret the prominence given to it by the leports of uiy remarks at Nant- wich last week, especially in a form calculated to convey the impression that it was my object to air a grievance on a public platform, than which nothing was further from my thoughts in attending the meeting. That meeting was not a. public one, but an informal meeting of my Nantwich political com- mittee, held in a room of the club, and having for its object a discussion of the political situation before my departure for India. My allusion to the Yeomany command was elicited solely by the speech of the Chairman, and was more in the nature of a, conversational reply than with any thought of its widespread circulation in the Press. May I say further that, although I am naturally sorry to leave the regiment and disappointed not to command it at the end of my service, its new colonel has the assurance of my best wishes in his important duties in which he will, 1 know, have the hearty support of his junior officers, including my son, through whom 1 shall still feel that 1 have some connection with the regiment?—Your obedient servant, JAMES TOMKINSON. Cromer, Nov. 7, 1905.
BATTLE OF ROWTON MOOR. TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—Referring to the paragraph in last week's issue of the "Cheshire Observer" as to the correct date of the Battle of Rowton Moor, the enclosed extract from the parish registers of Burton, bearing out Mr. Simpson's contention, may prove of interest to your readers.—I am, dear sir, yours faithfully, PATRICK F. A. MORRELL, Vicar of Burton. Burton Vicarage, Neston, Nov. 7, 1.905. [COPY.] "September the 20th the Parliament forces entered the suburbs of Chester by Forgate street Fields. On Wednesday the 24th of September. On Routon Moore and Hoole Heath were most terrible battayles fought betweene the King and Parliam't wherein the Parliam't Partie prevayled. The Parliam't Armie Entered into Wales the second time on Sunday September 28th." -— e
THE ROOK AND THE SPARROW. TO THE EDITOR. Bir,-Tht,se birds were spec-ally notified in your "Natural History Notes" in last Wednesday's "Courant," and the subject was cleverly and thoughtfully written by your correspondent "T. A. C." From these notes I gather the rook and sparrow are now in imminent danger, pos- sibly, by the decision of the Cheshire Chamber of Agriculture. Suoh being the case, may I bo Krnutted to lay before you that which has been d before the Royal Society for the Protecttlon of Birds? In Hungary this subject is under -State encouragement. In consequence, the sub- ject of the rook has been brought in question, and Dr. Otto Herman states that, after many ex- periments, it was proved that the bird destroys countless insect pests in the autumn and early spring, when most of the other insectivorous birds are in their winter quarters, and "only" pulls up green stuff that has been attacked by injurious larvae, i.e., it only pulled up the green stuff be- cause it knew that the plant wa,s being eaten by, say, the wireworm, et.c. Captain Htittori. presi- dent of the Australian Ornithologists* Union, writes (June, 1905), from the Museum, ■ Christ- church, New Zealand':—"A few years ago the horse bot-fly was introduced into New Zealand, supposed to have been brought by a troop of cir- ous horsas from California." However this may be, it (the bot-fly) spread rapidly, and caused the death of so many horses that the farmersin New Zealand were in great alarm. But the despised Bparrow took the matter in hand. It settled upon the horse-droppings, devoured the maggots, and •has now, I believe, reducted the pest to quite moderate dimensions." Let not the farmers shoot or kill their friends by mistake for their foes. A great- late French ornithologist brought up a case, thus—A man shot an owl ignoirantly, sup- posing it wae carrying away his pigeons. To make sure, as he thought, he went up to its nest, but instead of finding a dead pigeon, to his re- gret, he found' a dead rat. So that he really had killed his benefactor instead of the culprit. May the farmers avoid a like mistake.—I am, sir, etc., W. H. BRADFORD. Tuebrook, Liverpool, Nov. 10, 1905. --+-- no
VmSECTION VINDICATED? TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—I was surprised to read in the last issue of your contemporary, the "Observer," that at, a recent Chester anti-vivisection meeting an indi- vidual described as an "Assistant Director of Education for Cheshire," attempted to defend the practice of vivisection. I should like to inquire firstly, whether a per- son holding such views is a fit person to supervise the instruction of the young; and secondly, whether the County Council Education Commit- tee approve of their servant's taking up a posi- tion at a public meeting in opposition to the views of a large section of the public, by whom he is paid—and, if not, what cognizance they pro- pose to take of the matter.—Yours obediently. "RATEPAYER," TO THE EDITOR. r,ir.-In the. reports of a meeting of anti-vivi- soctionists, recently held in Chester, it is stated that an Assistant Director of Education cham- pioned the utility of experiments on dumb animals. This is very unfortunate. The As- sistant Director has a perfect right to his own opinions; but ho ought to consider tho effect of hia words on young minds before expressing them. There are medical men and scientists of high repute who have condemned experiments of this description as brutal and unnecessary. All theso eminent people cannot be "liars." The mere fact that doctors disagree shews an element of doubt as to their benefit, but as lÄJ the c-ruelty inflicted humane people have no two opinions on the matter. If children think that cruelty in doctors i« con- doned. how can tea-ohere impress upon,them the necessity of treating these dumb friends of man with kindness, especially when one who assdste in the direction of the education of the county thinks that the experiments are necessary t But as the conduct of the person in question is a matter for the Education Committee, I f/hall re- main content with drawing youir attention to it. eeR.
AN APPEAL FROM JAPAN. TO THE EDITOB. Sir,—The "Times" has Lately pubiistivd an ur- gent appeal from Japan for old and disused books, inoluding children's lesson, and story h<.oks, scientific primers, classic authors, d'soardod school books, and any books of good and wholesome tendency, educational or otherwise, in the various languages of Europe, only exoepting modern society novels and controversial religious ones. Thousands of Japanese arc learning English and othtr Euro- pean languages, and c,ra,ving for books to allay an "absolute mental famine." Mr. Takakusu, Professor of Sanscrit in the Tokio University, and Director of the College of Foreign Lan- guages, desires to establish there a great lending library, and pleads for "books that you have read." Knowing in how many houses in Chester and the neighbourhood there must be quantities of such books no longer in use, I have taken the liberty of condensing the "Times" appeal, trust- ing in your oourtesy to insert my letter in your papers, in the hope that it. may meet the eye of some whose, real sympathy with Japan, will induce them to look through their old books and send wha.t they can spare. Old music will also bo mort welcome. We are asked to send all packets of books, carriage paid, to Llia hon. sec. of the Dulca Cor Library, 15, Hanover-terrace, Regent's Park, London, and a Japanese steamship company will convey them gratis to Japan. Railway oom- panion have a "special rate for books per goods train," which the railway clerk will attend to if tho sender of the books calls his attention to it. It would be well to write "Books" in large let- ters on the outside of any box or paokct.-I re- main, sir, your obedient servant, M. H. F. DONNE. November, 1905. P.S.Sin,de writing the above I have received & most grateful letter from the secretary for a box of books which I sent him.—M. H. F. D.
BUN BURY. ODDFELLOWS' DANCE.-The first of the two dances given each season in aid of the widows' and orphans fund of the Oddfellows' Society took place on Wednesday evening at the Public Hall. Not- withstanding rival attractions the event was a great success, about eighty being present. Mr. Norman u Dale made an efficient M.C. Mr. A. Finney's band supplied the music. -+-
MOLD. A WIFE'S MAINTENANCE.—Before the Mold justices on Friday, James Sutton, an elderly man residing at Macclesfield, was charged on a warrant with the non-payment of arrears of maintenance under an order of judicial separation, due to his wife, Sarah Sutton, of Nerquis. Complainant said her hus- band left home on tiie 5th April last, upon the protence of attending Mold fair. Ho never re- turned, but took with him all the money he pos- sessed. To her knowledge he was worth L300 after last Christmas. She had received nothing under the order. Defendant deniod that ho had any meatt6 whatever, and he was remanded in custody to permit of inquiries being made of the Macclesfield polioe.
T rf CHESTER STOCK & SHARE LIS 1 -+- Reported by Messrs. WARMS LEY, J oxxs & Co., 29, Eastgate Row (North), Chester. CONSOLS BANK KATB Present price ChesterCorporation 3} Irredeemable Stock 116—11? Chester Corporation 3 Redeemable Stock .KO—KO Oheuter Gaa Co. 5% Ordinary Stock 110-113 4 Preference Stock 101-11)4- 3^ Debenture Stock yO—95 i Chester Waterworks Oo 7§% Consolidated Stock 180-18, 7 New Ordinary Stock, 1st and 2nd moieties 170—175 6 Z10 Perpetual Preference Shares, fully paid ICJ-I, t Wrexham and East Denbighshire Water Co Consolidated Stock 180—ISfi „ 4t Cons. Pret. Stock 112—118 Ordinary Stock 125-160 Hawarde & District WawrCo ZIO Shares, fully paid 7-10 If at. Prov. Bank of Knglaad, Ltd. j675 Shares, £ 10 10s. paid 4l2 £ 60 Shares, £ 12 paid 48 £ North and South Wales Bank, Ltd. 440 Shares, 410 paid. 35^—351 Parr's Bank, Ltd. 4100 Shares, 420 paid S6i— Uoyda Bank, Ltd.. £ 50 Shares, £8 paid 32 —Hi Bank of Liverpool, Ltd tlOO Shares, £ 12 10s. paid 3o|— Brituh Law, Life, Flre lnsur., Ltd.. LIO Shares, 41 paid 3j— Cheater Boat Co., Ltd. £ 10 Shares, fully paid .9 —ll Chester Cocoa Houie Co., Ltd £ 5 A:4 „ 4—5 „ „ £ 5 „ HI 3 —4 Chester General Cemetery Co. £ 5 „ fully paid 3|—4 J Chester New Music Hall Co., Ltd. t25 Chester Northgate Brewery Co., Ltd. Ord. £ 10 Shares, fully paid 10 -1 „ „ 6 £10 Pref. Shares, fully pd-.12i—12i „ 4 £ 100 Debentures 92^—05 Bent's Brewery, Ld. £ 10 Ordinary Shares si—Si (i AilO Pref. Shares 9i—9« Birkenhead Brewery Co., Ltd £ 10 Shares, £ 5 paid 14|—loi £ 10 Shares, fully paid 19^—20k Cbe«ter Orosvenor Hotel Co., Ltd. 220 Pref. Shares 21—22 Chester Queen Rail- way Hotel Co., Ld £ 20 Shares, fully paid 23—1 ,-I:, „ „ £ 20 „ JS10 iLi Chester Blossoms Hotel, Ltd. £10 fully paid .9 -111 Cheater Steam Laundry Co., Ltd. £ 5 „ 9—10 Chester Race Co., Ltd. £ 100 „ £ 75 130—196 Bee Oil Co., Lt(L -01 Ord. Shares Walkers, Parkers A Co., LtcL .tio Shares, fully paid, 6 -.1 Cum. Pref 41-51 4t Debentures J. H. Billington, Ltd., Chester 41 First Mort. Deben. Stock .par 96 Cum. Pref. 10 Shares par Tlctoria Pier and Pavilion Co., Colwyn Bay, Ltd. £ 1 Ordinary Shares 15/—20, nalkyn Dr'inage Co. &CIO Shares, iully paid 0 Halkyn Mining Co., Ltd Pl Shares, fully paid fjo-ö Holywell Halkvn Mining and Tun- nel Co., Ltd. ZI Shares fully paid .15/W/- Bast Halkyn Mining Co., Ltd £ 1 fully paid 5|—S* South Halkyn Min- ing Co., Ltd £ 1 „ „ 10/—15" North Hendre Min- 1 ing Co., Ltd f,2 IN. Shares, fully paid 2|— Pantymwyn Mining Co., Ltd 1 Shares, fully paid I -it Talacre Mining Co., Ltd Ll Ord I. £ 1 Pref. „ United Minera Co. LtcL tl Ord. Isle of Man Mining Co., Ltd. (Fox- dale)Mines !5 „ 7i Pref., £ 17 10s. paid Llanarmon Mining Co., Ltd. iOl Orcl., fully paid It .ti Pref Wirral Railway 3 Debenture Stock .ï5t-7ti 4 210 Pref. Shares (1896 issue). 7 i—M •• ,» 4 jtio Pref. „ (1899 issue) 8 —9 Wlrral Railways Co. Ltd £ 10 Ord. Shares, fully paid .2 — -i
MARKETS AND FAIRS. LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY -Wbe-l' market well attended, fair trade concluded at iyj per cental over Friday. Flour no change, deliveries, new business slow. Maize very trade; mixed American, 5s. 2d. to 5s. 2 £ d. 4s. ll^d. to 5s. per cental. Peas firm. Feedi»8 barley and oats steady, unchanged. Beans firol, unchanged. SALFORD CATTLE. decrease in number of cattle. Trade dull. AbO same nunber of sheep, market firm. Smaller sbO of calves, with slow trade. Quotations --Cattle" 4^d. to 5^d. sheep, Wsd. to 9d.; calves, M to Tid. WREXHAM CATTLE, MONDAY. Tb8 supply of stock to-day was a fair one, and busing was pretty brisk. Pigs sold well and beef better than last week, making from 6d. to G.Jd. lb. Mutton realised from 7d. to 8d., and pigs froJlJ 9s. to 9s. 9d. per score lb. LIVERPOOL CATTLE, MONDAY.— T^ was a smaller supply of cattle in market to-day, h. which a considerable proportion were of r°1Ø j quality. Demand slow and prices unchanged. of increased supply of sheep. Trade was decidedly V a firmer tone, partly in consequence of the arrivals of foreign live sheep. Finished hanO\ weights made top quotation. Middling and ro0?J sorts, though easier to cash, were not quotah" dearer. Prices Beef, 5 £ d. to 4kl. mutton ltd- fid. Tier lh. LONDON CATTLE, MONDAY.—At ^5 Metropolitan Cattle Market this morning the supP~ of beasts compared with Monday last shewed decrease of sixty. For prime and second fat beasts trade ruled slow but steady, last wee*' 1 quotations governing all sales on the other hand j-K butchering cows and bulls met a very demand, rates ruling in favour of buyers to extent of 2d. per 81b. Rough cattle were unsaleao'' Irish beasts sold with a downward tendency j value. Top prices per 81b. -Herefords Devons, 4s. 6d. runts, 4s. to 4s. 4d. Irish, 3s. to 3B. lOd. Lincoln shorthorns, 3s. lOd. fat c0 3s. 4d., exceptional, 3s. 6d. fat bulls 2s. iy 3s. 2d. Trade for all descriptions in the e?~Lr morning was brisk, but owing to inclement wflt!-ne fell off later in the day, though no quotable d in value can be noted. Scotch sheep met ft trade at an advance of 2d. per 81b. Irish sheep sold well at 2d. per 81b. advance. Quotation> 81b. :—Beasts, 2s. 8d. to 4s. 6d.; sheep, 3s. 1^ 5s. lOd.. BRADFORD WOOL, MONDAY.—.ma,rkfJ is very sluggish, and the tone somewhat difficult characterise, though meriuoes are certainly iirfl^ Crossbred forties are now quoted at ltid.. sup^ sixties, 2<J-^d. Mohair is quiet. The export y»^ market is disorganised by the serious trouble Russia. Spinners, however, are not attempting force matters by making lower offers. Very little new business is to be found in any quarter T MANCHESTER HAY AND STRAW M0> DAY.—Hay, 4Ad. to 4^!d. clover, 5d to 5^; straw, wheat, 3jd. to 3 £ d., oat, 3?,d. to 3Vd. cf CHESTER CHEESE, was a pitch of about forty tons and a good ance of buyers. The market opened with a gpP inquiry. Fine lots changed hands at GSs. to 72s. medium, 63s. to 67s. and lower grades down to CHESTER CATTLE. THURSDAY -Tb,0170 was a pretty good show of all descriptions of hor stock, but only a few sheep were on offer. T was slow and numerous lots remained unsold* Prices:—Milch cows, BIT to E22 calvers, E15 to £ 19; barrens, £ 10 to £13; heifers, £9 to ;i;lb; stirks, R6 to JS10. LONDON CORN, FRIDAY.—Moderate attend- ance this afternoon. Trade in wheat quiet, and values tend in buyers' favour; long New Zealand, 32t;. 6d.; short, 31s. 6d., landed. Flour unchanged- Maizo steady; mixed American. 25s. 6d.; Plate, 25e., landed, sellers. Barley well maintained; Black Sea, 208. 6d., Quay, asked. Oata held at lato rates; demand inactive. (JHESHIIIE BUTTER AND EGG.—Markets in some instances have been less liberally supplied, though there has been little to complain about in the way of inquiry. Prices :-Stockport (Friday): Butter, Is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, 5 and 6 for is- Crewe (Friday): Butter, Is. 2d. and Is. 3d. per lb. eggs, 6 for Is. Northwich .(Friday): Butter, IH. 3d. per lb.; eggs, 6 for Is. Sandbaeh (Thursday): Butter, Is. 3d. per lb. eggs, 6 for Is. Maccles- j field: Butter, Is. 2d. and Is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, & j and 6 for Is. Congleton Butter, Is. 3d. per lb. eggs, (i for Is. Altrincham: Butter, Is. 3d. and Is. 4d. per lb. eggs, 5 and 6 for Is. Nantwich Butter, Is. 3d. per lb. eggs, 7 for Is. Knutsford: Butter, Is. 3d. and Is. 4d. per lb.; eggs, 6 for Is-, Runcorn Butter, Is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, 5 and (j for Is. Chester: Butter, Is. 2d. and Is. 3d. pec lb. eggs. 6 for Is. CHESTER CORN, SATURDAY. --Nlariet about steady at recent quotations, oats con- tinuing in fair request. Wheat, best samples, are readily disposed of. but inferior qualities are not marketable except at considerable reductions froin quotations. Beans and barley in limited supply- Flour firm at reeent quotations. Feeding stntf very firm, and more money asked for some descrip- tions. Foreign wheat market firm for spot, futures are muet at a reduction. 1 mv I OLD jS. D. S. I>. S. D. S. D. Wheat, wblte- per 75lh.! 0 0 to 0 0 0 0 bo 0 0 Wheat, red. „ 751b. 1 4 5 4 7 0 G 0 0 Malting Barley. 601b. i 0 0 — 0 0 0 0 — 0 0 Grinding do „ 841b. S 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oatil 461b. 2 6 — 2 800 — 00 Beana „ 801h. 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 Egyptian Beans V4nib. 0 0 0 I) 0 0 0 0 t/idian Com 14 0 14 3 0 0 0 0
WIMBOLDS TRAFFORD DEATH OF MR. THOMAS INGLEFIELD. I We regret to announce the death of Mr. Thorna* j Inglefield, which occurred on Saturday. Deceased was a familiar figure in the neighbourhood, and had 1 a wide sircle of friends. Printed and published for and on behalf of the Cheshire and North Wales Newspaper Company, Limited, bY JAMES ALBERT BIRCHALL, at the Cheater Couravt Office. 8, Kridjje-street, in the City of Chester. WjiDSiicaDAY, November 15, 1905.