ALLEGEDDAYLIGHT ROBBERY FRODSHAM WOMAN'S STORY. [SPECIAL TELEGRAM.] [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT. A woman named Mrs. Tricks, a resident at the Hute, Frodsham Marsh, was, coming across some fields yesterday in daylight, when she was accosted by a tramp, who, she says, knocked her down, knelt on her, robbed her of her purso containing thirty shillings, and made off across the fields. The woman hastened to the police office, Frod- sham, and informed the authorities, who qu:ckly followed the alleged assailant on the Chester- road, intercepted all the Lanes, and captured a man at Heisby. They brought him to Frod- sham, where he was picked out by the woman. The Frodsham police are worthy of great com- m-endation for the energetic and smart way in which they took up the case.
SPORTING. 0 WARWICK MEETING. TUESDAY. SPA HANDICAP. Chiltern, 1; Doonwater, 2 Catapult, 3. Eight ran. TOWN PLATE.-Pescadero, 1; Truffle de Peri- gord, 2; Honours, 3. Twelve ran. NOVEMBER PLATE.—Spinning Minnow, 1; Debutante. 2; Haresfield. 3. Twelve ran. STRATFORD PLATE -Lady Geof, 1; Tom Noddy, 2; March Flower, 3. Eight ran. I EMSCOTE PLATE.—Gun Club, 1; Imperial II., 2; Ariadne, 3. Ten ran.
CHANNEL STEAMER WRECKED. 129 LIVES LOST One of the most terrible catastrophes recorded in the history of the cross-Channel steam- ship services took place at an early hour on Sunday morning, when the Hilda, a steamer belonging to the London and South-Western Rail-, way Company, while on her passage from South- hampton to St. Malo, was wrecked about three miles from her destination, with the result that it is believed 128 of the persons on board perished. The ill-fated vessel missed the usual channel owing to fog or snowstorms, and struck on some dangerous rocks three miles from St. Malo.
QUEEN AND UNEMPLOYED. PROPOSAL FROM NEW ZEALAND. Up to yesterday the total sum received by the Lord Mayor at the Mansion House and by Messrs. Coutta for the Queen's Unemployed Fund amounted to over £ 63,000, including EIO,OW from Lord Mount Stephen. General Booth has sent the following telegram to Queen Alexandra, in referenoe to her Majesty's expressed deeire that £1,000 of the Unemployed Fund initiated by her should be distributed by the Salvation Army:—"Queen Alexandra, London..—Ten thousand thanks. Your Majesty may rely on the wisest distribution of your generous gift to the suffering poor.—(Signed) William Booth." Mr. Seddon, the Premier, has suggested that New Zealand should send a steamer laden with foodstuffs for the unemployed in England. He ie inviting the oo-operation of the mayors of the towns and the chambers of commerce to secure donations for the purpose. The Government will pay the cost of the freight. The Premier proposes that similar action should be taken to relieve the sufferers from the famine in Japan.
A CHESHIRE GENTLEMAN'S WILL --+-- BEQUESTS TO MACCLESFIELD. Mr. Francis Dicken Brocklehurst, of Hare-hill, Over Alderley, Chester, D.L., J.P. for Cheshire, and Sheriff for the county in 1886, a partner in the firm of Messrs. Brocklehurst, of Macclesfield, bankers, now merged into the Manchester and Liverpool District Banking Co., and who pre- sented Macclesfield with the Victoria Park (esti- mated to be of the value of £ 30,000), and who died on October 4th, aged 68, young(1St son of the late Mr. Thomas Brocklehurst, of The Fence. Cheshire, left estate of the gross value of £ 176,782. Is. Id., of which £ 85,009. 9s. ld. is nett personalty. He bequeathed: £ 1.000 to the governors of King Edward VI. Gra.mmar School at Macclesfield for the foundation of an exhibition tenable at Cambridge for such period as the governors shall determine, preference being given to the sons of inhabitanta of the Pre.stbury Division of Macclesfield Hundred, after three years' tuition, at. the said Grammar School; £ 1,000 to the Macclesfield General Infirmary; 21,000 to the Macclesfield Industriail School; C2b,000 to his nephew Robert Walter Douglaa Phillips, with his residence, Hare-hill, and estate adjoining, as well as other property; £ 5,000 to his nephew Edward Howard Brocklehurst, to whom he left estate in Warwickshire and Northamptonshire, and his es- tate at Macclesfield, including Fenoe Hospital, Alms-houses, and Memorial-houses, with the funds for their maintenance; and £ 5,000 and other real estate to his nephew Charles Henry Phillips. He left his property Woolsoot House, Rugby, to his nephew Thomas Brocklehurst Phiillips, with £ 2,000; £ 2,000 each to his nieces Mabel Pilking- ton and Una PhiUips, £ 1,000 each to his nephew Argyl Phillips and ten nieces. £ 1,000 each to his friends John Richardson and Ronald Gray, his estate at Market Drayton to his nephew Chas Henry Phillips, 2200 to Miss Simmons, of Harc- hill, 2100 each to his gardener and gamekeeper, twelve months' wages to each of his domestio servants of two years' service, and an annuity of JE.20 to Sophia Hicks; and. subject to some other provisions, he left the residue of his estate to his brother, Mr. Edward Brocklehurst, of Kinnersley Manor, Sidlow Bridge, near Reigate, J P., who is an c-xcetito- of the will, the other executors being Mr. William Walter Brocklehurst, of Hen- bury Park. Macclesfield, and his nephews, the said Mr. Robert Walter Douglas Phillips, of Ranpurley, Alderley Edge, and Mr. Edward Howard Brocklehurst, of Macclesfield, solicitor.
WELSH AND MIDLAND COMMAND. In the New Year Lancashire will be withdrawn from the northern command with headquarters at York, and will again be placed under the Welsh and Midland command, with headquarters at Chester. The change will affect only the adminis- trative departments of the respective corps. At present all district orders are issued from York, where Lieu tenant-General Sir H. M. L. Rundle is the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief. Next year orders wiil be issued from Chester, where Major-General Sir F. Howard is in command. The infantry depots affected include Warrington, Bury, Preston, and Ashton-under-Lyne. It has been decided (says a contemporary) to form a school of instruction in the Chester com- mand. Major H. E. Napier, who is to be the first commandant at the school, has had 23 years' experience in the Cheshire Regiment.
3RD V.B.R.W.F. AND THEIR COLONEL.— It is stated that Colonel C. H. Darbishire has reconsidered his decision to resign his command of the 3rd V.B. Royal Welch Fusiliers, and the intelligence has produced a feeling of deep satis- faction among the members of the battalion.
HOCKEY. KERSAL v. CHESTER. This return match was played on a frost-bound ground at Kersal on Saturday. The home club bad again re-organised their side, and Bailey was in- cluded for the first time. Chester were well repre- sented. It was soon found that the ball travelled very quickly on the hard ground, and both goals were visited in turn. Just on half-time Broadbent scored for Kersal with a smart shot. In the second half Chester tried hard to equalise, but excellent goalkeeping by Hockin kept them out. Result— Kersal L Chester 0. FRODSHAM v. HUYTON II. At Frodsham. The home team played a man short, and scored first, but at half-time Huyton were leading 5-1. The game afterwards was all in favour of Huyton, who finished winners by 9-2. Goals for winners: F. Howell (4), C. Roberts (4), Morrison (1). LANCASHIRE v. CHESHIRE LADIES. The following have been officially chosen to repre- sent Lancashire against Cheshire rt West Derby, Liverpool, on November 29th, viz, i Misses John- son (Whalley Range Old Girls), goal; F. A. Mack, captain (Waterloo) and Dale (Liverpool), backs; E. M. Saxelby (Manchester University) right. H. Clegg (Crompton). centre, and P. Holmes (Cathair) left, half-backs; Henderson (Liverpool Gymnasium Training College) and Price (Southport Physical Training CollEve) right witMT. Mary Holmes (Cathair) centre, Hartford (Southport C.T.C.) and iJtitfi 4Liverpool Ladies) left wing, forwards.
FRODSHAM PAROCHIAL COM- I MITTEE. WOODEN ERECTIONS AGAIN. The monthly meeting of the Frodsham Parochial Committee was held on Friday, Mr. H. M. Davies (chairman) presiding.—The Clerk pro- duced a report of the medical officer of health condemning certain insanitary premises on the Brow, Frodsham Bridge, and on the proposition of Mr. Shore, the inspector was instructed to serve a notice calling upon the owner to remedy the defects within 28 days.—The Clerk reported that only one bond had been given with regard to wooden erections, and that was given by Mr. John Palmer for a building situated in Church-street. Mr. Illidge then proposed that the resolution having reference to Mr. Aitkin's workshop bond be rescinded.—Mr. Shore: I don't think Mr. Illidge is in order if we abide by our standing orders.—Mr. Illidge: I understand that we have no standing orders.—Mr. Corker: I have heard people say" Serve all alike." Personally I know of lots of wooden erections, and if the surveyor gave a list of them he would want foolscap as big as a newspaper.—Mr. Booth: If people are to oome into Frodsham and put up large sheds, it is high time that a stop should be put to it if they are not erected in accordance with the bye-laws. The action of the committee has been likened to eohoolboys playing. Personally, I have nothing against Mr. Aitkin or Mr. Parker.-Mr. Illidge: I am of opinion that all should be served alike. I could point out some premises which employed a man and boy, and there are some others with nearly a dozen employee.—Mr. Corker seconded the proposition.—Mr. Entwistle: If we are going to ask Mr. Aitkin to give a bond, I think we ought in justice to ask the other owners of work- shops to do likewise.—Mr. J. G. Davies: How far would you go back—more than six months?—The Clerk: You will have to go back a reasonable length of time.—Mr. Entwistle: I should think we ought to go back at the least, two years.—The Clerk: If the matter of a bond has been allowed to slide, I do not think you can compel the man to give a bond.—Mr. Entwistle: Suppose the owners of the adjoining property should object, what then?—Mr. J. G. Davies: If the man builds a workshop of bricks there is no need of a bond, as the plan has to be approved by the committee. —Mr. Wilkinson: Has this committee power to compel a man to have his workshop pulled down?— The Clerk: Yes.—Mr. Illidge: I do not think we have got any bye-laws for workshops.—The Chair- man: What is our position?—Mr. S. Davies: I propose that all owners of workshops be called upon to give bonds.—Mr. Entwistle: I beg to second the proposition.—The Chairman: What is our position now?—Mr. Illidge: I am quite willing to allow my proposition to lie in abeyance for the present.—Mr. S. Davies: My proposition will cover all past, as far as is possible, and all future erections or additions.—On the Chairman putting the proposition to the meeting it was carried unanimously.—Mr. Shore reported that a gas lamp at Newtown had been damaged by a Runcorn builder's cart, and it was resolved that the cost of the repairs be recovered from the owner of the vehiole.-The Surveyor submitted a plan of a proposed storage room for Messrs. Kydd and Kydd, which was passed.
BARON VON TRUTZSCHLER SUED A BUILDER'S CLAIM. [BY OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT, j Considerable interest was shewn in the oase heard before Judge Reginald Brown, K.C., at the Nantwich County Court on Saturday, when Baron von Trutzschler, of Audlem, was sued by Thomas Kendall, builder of the same township, for breach of oontract. The damages set out were £ 49. 15s., which represented 10 per dent, commission on a building contract of J6497. There waa paid into court JB5 as quantum meruit. Mr. T. H. Smith, solicitor, Audlem, represented plaintiff, and Mr. Graham, barrister, Shrews- bury, instructed by Mr. Garsidto, appeared on behalf of the defendant. Mr. Smith pointed out that the claim repre- sented the profit plaintiff considered he would have made upon a contract of JS497, which was entered into by defendant and himself in April. The Baron in February purchased Holly Fa,rm, Buerton, and tenders for alterations and, addi- tions were invited from various builders, the plaintiff being one of them. Subsequently plaintiff learned that the tender of a Mr. Mold E447. 10.. was accepted. In April defendant's architect cabled upon plaintiff and asked him if he would take the job on, and on plaintiff agreeing, the architect suggested that he should look through the quantities to see if his prices were correct. Plaintiff examined the quantities, confirmed his figures, and undertook to carry out the contract at JB497. 10s. On April 18th defendant's archi- tect informed plaintiff by letter that he was in- structed to accept his tender. He enclosed with the letter plans and specifications and blank con- traot agreement, and asked for an appointment at the Holly Farm on Thursday, April 20th. Plaintiff kept the appointment, and Lib the course of a conversation which took place tfcia Baron said "I want you to take this on. Can you manage it for capital." Plaintiff replied "Yes, I will try to manage," and the Baron then said "I will make Mold pay the differenoe be- tween the amounts of the contracts." At the conclusion of this interview plaintiff proceeded to examine the work, and he was afterwards instructed to commence on May 18th. Nothing was said at that interview as to the contract being subject to any stipulation. He understood that the letter he received on April 18th was a definite acceptance of his tender, Mold apparently having given up the job. Shortly afterwards, however, Mold undertook to carry out his contract, and on April 26th defendant's architect asked plaintiff to return all papers to him, and the messenger who brought the request said that Mold was going to do the work. Plaintiff was surprised and interviewed the architect. On April 26th he wrote to the architect returning the plans and quantities, and intimating that he should require to be paid for services rendered and loss of profit. In an interview with the architect plaintff said he sihould expect to be paid what he con- sidered would have been his profit on the job. The arohitect replied "You cannot impose on the man," and plaintiff answered "I don't wish to impose on the man, but I wish what is right." There was no mention then of any qualification or stipulation, and it was not until he (Mr. Smith) wrote to the arohitect that referencie was made to any stipulation. The architect .said1 the Baron intended making plaintiff a present for the trouble he had been put to, and he suggested that he should make out his account and' send it to the defendant. Plaintiff, accordingly, on June 3rd sent his account to the Baron with a letter stating that he returned the blank contract and agreement on condition that he was paid compensation. In reply to a letter which he (Mr. Smith) sent him asking for payment of the account, the baron wrote that his client was aware of the circumstanoes in which he was placed, and stating that his tender was only accepted subject to Mold not carrying out his contract. The Baron, added "I offered through my architect to make him a small present to compensate him for the trouble he had been put to in coming up to Interview me on the premises, but as ycur client has taken up such an attitude in the matter I must decline to consider it further." This, Mr. Smith said, was the first intimation that his client received that his tender was ao- cepted subject to Mold not undertaking t."a work. On Ootober 23rd he again wrote to the Baron asking for payment, and the matter came into court for settlement. Mr. Smith contended that the letter sent to the plainiff was sufficient to bind the contract. Plaintiff bore out this statement. In cross-examination plaintiff said he was aware that. the tenders ranged from £ 447 to E665. It was true that the architect told him he could not do the work at the amount of his tender. He did Tiot know that Mold had lost between JS100 and J6200 by his oontract, but he had heard the fact stated. Mr. Graham contended that there waa no com- pleted contract, and said that the letter was merely a provisional acceptance. It was neces- sary that oertain things should be done before the provisional contract made by the letter in question became, a final one. The final clause in the agreement dearly implied that the contract must be signed. His Honour pointed out there was no doubt that there was a formal contract to be signed, but if the Baron had said "I am not going on with this job at all" what was the plaintiff's remedy? Mr. Graham repled that under those circum- stances the plaintiff had no remedy unless the oontract is signed. The letter did not consti- tute a defin "te and bindiing contract, and plaintiff had no remedy because he suffered no wrong. me Continuing, Mr. Graham said that after the letter was written the parties agreed that the letter was only to take effect in the event of Mold not goang on. with his contract. The object was to see if Mold would go on, and plaintiff was specifically told he was only to have the job in the event of Mold refusing to carry out his con- tract. Richard Matthews, the architect, said that his estimate of the cost of the work was JB600. At the interview at Holly Farm the Baron said "I have told Kendall he must not go on with the work until you give him further iin-st-ructions as I think Mold is coming to." Baron von Trutzschler said plaintiff heard the instructions he gave to the architect, and he quite understood the position when it was ex- plained. Alfred Wood, builder. Market Drayton, said he would not have undertaken the contract at plain- tiff's price. Thomas Huxley, another builder, said it was impossible for plaintiff to have made a profit upon a contract of £ 497. His Honour Mud there had been a breach of oontract and defendant must pay something, but in view of the evidence which had been called he thourrh't the damages should be er*w»-ll. ard he affixed the amount at £10, including jp5 paid into oourt, with costs.
WIRRAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. .+- A meeting of the Wirral Rural District Council waa held on Monday, the chairman (Mr. T. Davies) presiding. IMPORTATION OF BAD FOOD. The Manchester Port Sanitary Authority wrote stating that they intended to apply to the Local Government Board for powers wherein ships enter- ing the Mersey from foreign ports might be specially inspected with a view to discovering whether the food intended for human consumption was fit or unfit. At present this food was taken right, to Manchester, and the practice was unde- sirable. Salford and Stretford also held the same opinion. It was stated that some years ago the body of a man in a much decomposed condition was found in grain stored on a ship which entered the Mersey. The medical officer of the Port Sanitary Authority immediately took action, and the grain was destroyed. This, however, was technically an excess of powers, and it was in order to right matters that it was suggested an inspector should be appointed by the Wirral authority, as the urban authority in which was the entrance to the Manchester Ship Canal.—The Chairman thought it would be a good thing if the importation of bad food could be stopped.—Mr. H. A. Latham suggested that they should agree to it subject to there being no expense to the Wirral Council.—The Clerk (Mr. Ollive): I do not see that we can do that.—The Chairman: We might try it. (Laughter.)—Mr. Latham's suggestion was agreed to. SEWERAGE SCHEME AND ARBITRATION. A discussion took place with regard to the report of the engineer (Mr. Priest) on the arbitra- tion proceedings he had undertaken in connection with the Fender Valley sewerage scheme. Under the oontract for this scheme the contractors (Messrs. J. Thomas and Sons) were liable for any damage caused to the surface of the ground. The result of the work was that several claims were received from farmers in respect of their land. Messrs. Thomas neglected to pay the claims, and arbitra- tion proceedings had to be commenced. This led to claims amounting to JE994 being allowed, and this sum was deducted from the bill which would otherwise have been paid Messrs. Thomas for the work they had done. Messrs. Thomas disputed the amount claimed, and in order to settle the matter the engineer to the District Council acted as final arbitrator. Mr. Priest's report shewed that he had reduced the amount from JM94 to £847. thus leaving £ 147 due to the contractors, who had repaired the sur- face in some cases after the claim had been made. He directed that the costs of his arbitration should be divided between the contractors and the Council.—The feeling was that a mistake had been made by the Council, who had practically lost £ 147.—Mr. Douglas hoped that in future they would have a different way of going about their business.—The Chairman agreed, and hoped they would not have any more of these arbitrations: they had had enough of them.—The Council agreed to abide by Mr. Priest's award. AGRICULTURAL RATES. The Local Government Board wrote announcing the remission of £248, half of the poor rate for the half-year on agricultural land.—In a discussion it was pointed out that the Agricultural Rates Act was passed as far back as 1896, when the amount to be allowed was fixed. Since then the rates had gone up very much.—The Council decided not to make any suggestion on the subject, on being informed by the Clerk that the Poor Law Unions Association had decided to recommend to the Local Government Board that for the purposes of the Act there should be a re-assessment every year. A COMPLIMENT. A letter was read from the Clerk to the County Council (Mr. Potts), explaining that he had sub- mitted Mr. Ollive's report on rivers' pollution to the Rivers' Pollution Committee, and he was desired to intimate the pleasure of the committee at the prog-ress the District Council were making in the direction of preventing the pollution of streams within their district. HIGHWAYS COMMITTEE. MR. GLADSTONE AND BURTON WOODS. The usual meeting of the Highways Committee was held in the afternoon, the chairman (Mr. T. Davies) presiding. The surveyor's account shewed a balance in hand at the end of October of S180 5s. There have been two pay days since then. The treasurer's account shewed a balance in hand at the end of the month of 91,111. 5s. 8d. The surveyor reported a proposition by Mr. Lever for the extension of a footpath at Thornton Hough a distance of 45 yards. The Council assented to it. He also reported two dangerous ditches at Raby, and was instructed to remedy them. Mr. H. N. Gladstone submitted an application for the stopping up and diversion of footpaths through Burton Woods.—The Council assented to the application, and instructed the clerk (Mr. Churton) to call a parish meeting at Burton to con- sider the proposition.
SOUTH CHESHIRE. On Tuesday IVfr. Corbet met at Oholmondeloy Schools, and had a, fine day's sport. HOUIWJB soon found in Nevill's Wood, and the fox WM hunted ow a fine lino of country past. Ridley, then to boo right over the Tarporiey-road. Leaving Ridley Wood to the left, they went down the-line past the Bath Wood, Spuretow, and on to Haugh- ton. Eventually they marked their fox to ground in Wardle Cover, after a fine 55 minutes' run, a good six-mile point. A long trot back brought us to Barmare, where we found another good fox, which took ua into Sir Watkin's country. Hounds ran on the outskirts of Oholmondeley, then by Hampton village down to the Chester and Whitchuroh-road, and round by Malpas Station. Hounds were soon after run out of scant at Larkton. NORTH CHESHIRE. The North pack on Tuesday had a bye day in the Forest, w<here they hunted a fox out for Kings- ley village to ground. Finding again, they ran another out of the Forest to Aahtom Hayes. Hounds were then taken home. On Wednesday Mr. Wilson had a nice follow- ing. From Over village hounds were taken to draw the Weaver Dinglee, from the Ashbrook end. They found several foxee, and hounds hunted one slowly up to Paradise, near Church Mlnshull. Swinging- right-handed, he came back and was lost in DarnhaJL They found another fox in the same plaoo, and this one took a short journey up to Ashbrook Hall and back into Darn- hall. Hounds were again run out of soent. They, however, enjoyed a nice twenty minutes in the evening- with a very email field. They found closa to Church Minshull, and the fox ran over the road through Pool Wood. Leaving Paradise on the left, he went straight to Wettenhall, then rigtht-handed to Danihall, and got, into a drain when just in front of the leading hound. Mr. Wilson gave another bve-day in the Forest on Friday. Finding in the new planting near I latch mere, hounds hunted their fox with a very moderate scent up to Manley, then right-handed past the Liverpool Sanatorium, and again into the forest. Here he beat hounds. Another fox out of Blakemere Moss ran past Delamere Station in the direction of Delamere House, but, turning to the left. was lost close to Norley. Hounds were then taken home. Owing to a hard frost over- night tho fixture at Delamere House had to bo abandoned, in fact hunting seems to be out of the question for a few days. BLUEOAP. THE CHESHIRE BEAGLES. A small field turned up at Bunbury Locks on Tuesday morning. After we had drawu across Mr. John Robinson's farm. hounds took up the line of a hare which had probably boon dis- turbed by some shepherds' dogs, and after run- ning in a wide circle returned to the same field where they first struck the line. Here they changed on to a fox which got up out of a pit hole, and away they raoed, quickly reminding us of the lin- ''Two gentlemen met, both unhorsed, in a lane, Fox:hunting on foot is but labour in vain." So we found it, for in less time than it takes to tell it we were reduced to following their cry.. Leaving the Ferret's Oak on the left, they went straight on past Spurstow Schools, as if the Bajth Wood was his point, and hereabouts some of us were misled by hearing the cry of hounds to- wards Haughton, which turned out to bo the South Cheshire fox-hounds running a Cholmon- delcy fox to Wardie. Our own hounds having turned right-handed across the Riley, came to a check in the old Ridlev-lane, where we managed to stop them. The fox was viewed over the lane a little further on. apparently making for either Peckforton Wood or the Hills. Upon returning to Woodworth Green a hare was found upon Mr. John Robinson's farm, and we hunted her with an indifferent sort of a scent for upwards of an hour, when word was given for home. LEVERET.
MOTOR-CARS AT MEETS.—Motor-cars at meets of hounds, says a correspondent in the Times," are now commoner than covert-hacks, but when care is not exercised by their drivers hunters are often startled, to the dangerofbone- men. foot-people, and hounds. Mr. R. W. McKergow (Master of the Southdown) has done well in drawing the attention of owners of motor- car.w to such risks. As he points out, it is not to be expected that motors will keep away fiom the meets, but, if owners of cars would give instructions to their drivers not to get within 200 yards of the horses and bounds, and to desist from following the pack when proceeding to the first draw, a great favour would be conferred upon hunting men. Mr, McKergow's experience is only that of almost every other master of bounds in the kingdom and doubt- less the subject merely requires bringing under the general notice of motorists who drive to meets of bounds to obviate any further trouble of the kind.
SIR WATKIN WYNNES MKET ON I .Wednesda.v, Nov. 22, Aldersey at 10.46 Friday, Nov. 24. Overton Crosa at 10.45 1 Saturday, Nov. 25, Malpas. at 10.45 I
SEAL CAUGHT AT CHESTER. + On Sunday morning much curiosity was aroused on the. banks of the. river Dee near Handbridge by the novel sight of a seal disporting itself in the water. The strange visitant was observed by several fishermen, about one o'clock in the after- noon swimming near the Old Dee Bridge, and the men put off in two boats and endeavoured to bring it to land. The pursuit was a long and difficult one, and made an interesting and exciting spectacle for a large number of people on both banks of the river. For most of the time the seal remained under water, but it was obliged to be- tray itself at intervals when it rose to the sur- face for air. Its career was-eventually arrested when it reappeared opposite Mr. Roberts's boat- yard, and the fishermen endeavoiuvd to antici- pate its course by stretching a net across the river. The seal reappeared on the other side, but the fishermen succeeded in driving it by the splashing of their oars back into the net by which it was ultimately landed. It made an ineffectual attempt to regain the wate", but a blow- from a fisherman's gaff put an end to its struggles. The seal, which has been handed over to the Gros- venor Museum authorities. weighs 641b., measures 43in. in length from the tip of the nose to the tail. and is 30in. in girth. It was in poor con- dition. and must have been suffering from some skin d:sease, as the fur had disappeared from the body and remained only on the head and tail It is ten years since a seal was last seen in the Dee.
CITY POLICE COURT. —- WEDNESDAY.—Before the Mayor (Alderman R. Lamb), Alderman H. T. Brown, Colonel Evarus-Lloyd and Mr. John M. Frost. ALLEGED CRUELTY.—Eleanor Gough, 6, Bridge Cottage, Handbridge, applied for a separ- ation order against her husband, Peter Gough, on account of bis persistent cruelty. Com- plainant stated that she did not want any allow- ance off her husband, as her children would kr,e her. She suggested that her husband got hja living by poaching. The bench adjourned the 0366. A NEGLECTFUL MOTHER—Dorothy Barnes, 2, Leadworks-lane, was charged with wilfully negleoting her five children, Dorothy 12, Arthur 8, James 7, George 5, and Sarah 1, in a manner likely to oause unnecessary suffering and injury to health.—Mr. E. Brassey, who prose- cuted on behalf of the N.S.P.O.C., said defendant was the mother of six children, one of whom was under the care of a grandmother. Defendant's husband was a ooach-painter earning 36s. a week regularly, and he had been giving her 25s. a week Defendant was continually drunk, and she kept the eldest girl at home as a household drudge. Through her drunkenness and idleness defendant was continuously contracting debts. The case had been under the notioe of the society for twelve months. Downstairs the house was fairly clean, but upstairs the rooms were in a fearful oon- dition of unoleanlinees. The children were ver- minous and unclothed. Defendant had pawned boots that had been given to one of her children, in order to get drink.—Inspector Hayward sa.id the eldest girl seldom went to school, and defen- dant's husband had been fined 15 times because the girl had not gone to school. The fines had amounted to E3. 18a. The house was in a terrible state of filth. The husband told him that he had been in The habit of giving his wife 25s. a week. The reason he oould not give her more was be- oause be had to pay County Court summonses and school fines. He was continually called upon to pay debts which his wife had! contracted with- out his knowledge or consent.—Defendant said the dase had been greatly exaggerated in many ways.—Mr. G. Avetry, school attendance officer, described the woman as addicted to drink. The father had been summoned 27 times in reepeot of the non-attendance of the children at school, and the fines amounted to over E6. It was en- tirely the fault of the defe-n&nt.-Arthur Barnes, defendant's husband, said whatever he took in the house in the way of clothes for himself or children were pawned.—Defendant, in a lengthy speech, promised to reform. She complained that her husband stayed out tall one o'clock and three o'clock in the morning, and that on one occasion he was in a public-house at tihree o clock in the morning with some women. He wanted to get rid of nor and had told h*>r eo, because of a woman at Wrexham with whom he had been corresponding.—After the magistrates had had a private conversation with the husband, the Mayor announced that the bench were unani- mous in their decision that it would be better for defendant to go away for three months. In the meantime her husband had promised to see to the house and everything connected with the house. By that time he would see how she was, and the bench trusted she would be a reformed character altogether. She must go to prison for three months as a first-class misdemeanant.— Defendant, before going below, demonstratively kissed two of her children. THE DUKE OF YORK INN.—On the appli- cation of Mr. W. A. V. Churton, W. A. Higgin- son, Garden-lane, was granted a protection order to sell at the Duke of York Inn, Frodsham- street, in place of Wm. Lewis, the well-known old Bangor footballer. FRIDAY.—Before the Mayor and Mr. H. T. Brown. BOY AND HIS BICYCLE.—Frank Lindon Willis, a schoolboy residing at Hootle Old Hall, was summoned for furiously riding a. bicycle.— P.C. Ploavin deposed that on Friday afternoon last defendant rode round the comer from Fore- gate-street into Frodeham-street at. a. rate of ten miles an hour, and ran into a woman, knocking her down—On behalf of defendant, Mr. J. C. Bate urged that the boy was riding slowly and carcfully, and that the woman against whom he collided accidentally stepped into his way.—The c«se was dismissed on payment of costs. NOT THE FIRST TIME—Joseph Mosford. butcher, Christleton, was fined 20s. and costs, with the alternative of 14 days' imprisonment, for being drunk while in charge of a horse and trap late on Saturday night. Defendant had been previ- ously convicted of a similar offence. MONDAY.-Before Messrs. J. G. Holmes and J. M. Frost DRUNK WITH A CHILD.—Richard Laven- der, 11, Crook-street, was charged with being drunlc while in charge of a child in Lower Bridge- street on Saturday.—Inspector1 Tilley informed the bench that, prisoner, who had been before the court seven times, made an application to the Charity Organisation Society on Friday last for relief.— A fine of 10s. and costs was in-noosed. AN EXTRAORDINARY APPLICATION — Mr. E. Brassey made an unusual application on behalf of William Howes, a mat maker of Water- gate-street. On the 2nd of August Howes was ordered to find a surety of £ 50 for the commisi- sioa of a breach of the peace. That sum he had deposited with tho clerk of the court as a surety of his good conduct for the next six months. Mr. Brassey now asked the bench if they cou'd grant a repayment of some part, of the surety in order to .assist Howes out of financial difficulties. Mr. Brassey sa;d he had already told him it was quite impossible for any bench of magistrates, having Mr Howc-s s career in mind, to let him loose in the town with a. sum. of £ 25 in his pocket—(laughter)—but he told him he had no doubt tha.t if his position was clearly explained to the bench they would not be unwilling to as- sist him. Mr. Brassey handed to the bench ,n agreement which Howes had signed with respect to the payment of his rent.—The Magistrates' Clerk (Mr. G. Davison): I reailly do not see how tho magistrates can help you He was ordered to find a surety of £ 50; he deposited it, and that amount remains here for six months.—Mr. J. M. Frost: It was a case of his going to prison or giving bail. and he volunteered to deposit, the money.—The Chairman (to Mr. Brassey): I am afraid we cannot help you.-ne Cle<rk: If you will get a written order from Howes to pay over to you the £ 50 at, the end of six months I will do roo In the meantime you can make what ar- rangement vou like.—Mr. Brassey: Very well. MYSTERY OF A BROKEN WINDOW.— Charles Blurr. a middle-aged man who refused to give all account of himself, was charged with fre- quenting Hough Green on Saturday nisrht with intent to commit a fedony.—Inspector Tilley in- fo,med the bench that on Saturday night a pane of glass was found to be broken in the back win- dow of No. 66, Hough Green. Some time after- wards PC Dowson saw prisoner coming out of the grounds of the house, his hands bleeding. He failed to give a satisfactory account of himself and was locked up.——P.C. Dowson said when he questioned, prisoner he replied, "I shal! tell you nothing."—Prisoner was remanded for a week for inquiries,
DELAMERE. FARM FIRE.—Late on Saturday night, during a dense fog, a fire, which is supposed to have been caused by an incendiary, was discovered in the farm buildings of the Eddisbury Farm, Delamere. A shed containing 16 tons of hay, 10 tons of straw, and a large quantity of oats was quickly a mass of flame. The Tarporley Fire Brigade grappled with the outbreak for seven hours, but a very small quantity of the produce was saved. The damage is covered by insurance.
TARPORLEY. A LABOURER'S DEATH.—The West Cheshire Coroner (Mr. Bate) on Monday held an inquest on the body of James Greenway (66), farm- labourer, residing at Quarry Bank, Utkin- ton.—James Stubbs, Eddisbury, said deceased was his uncle, and lived alone. Witness last saw him on Sunday, the 12th inst. when he appeared to be suffering from the effects of d,rink.-Fredk. Prescott, Boot Inn, Delamere, said that on Tues- day night deceased came to the Boot Ins. Wit- ness met him at the door, and as he was t,he worse for drink he did not allow him on the premises. Deceased said "Well, am I cast out?" Witness did not see him again.-Dr. Hewer, Tar- porley, said he had conducted a post-mortem examination on deceased and death was due to excessive alcoholism.—A verdiot in accordance with the medical evidence was returned.
BEBBINGTON. DEATH OF MR. B. E. E. EV ANS.-We regret to learn that Mr. Biekerton E. Everett Evans, eldest son of Mr. J. J. Evans, Bebingt.on, died on Wednesday at the residence cf his brother-in-law, the Rev. John Moore Fer- guson, Southend-on-Sea. Deoeasc-d was only 36 years of age.
"NORTH OP. OOTTAGE GARD ENING.-iNIr. J. R. Richard- son delivered a lecture on Tuesday evening at the National School, the subject. being "The Cabbage Family." After the lecture a discussion took place on "Agricultural Co-operation." A letter waa reoeived from Mr. J. Eldon Bankes, K.C., who is in full sympathy with the movement.
LITTLE BUDWORTH. ANTHRAX.—On Thursday Mr. Bibbey, of Wimsford, certified a case of anthrax at White- hall, Little Budworth, the residence of Mr. Stock, M.P. The victim was a fine dairy ocrw of good breed, and was found dead in the stall. Six other oattle, which were in the same building, have been placed in quarantine.
00_. CH RISTLETOX. BILLIARDS.-Nag's Head (Chester) Billiard dub met Christleton at Christleton on Thursday. Soore:Na;g's Head Club: C. Stewart 100, F. Noden 100, C. Lloyd 55, A. Hall 100, F. Bolton 70. C. Evans 69, total 494. Christleton: J. V. Wright 48. A. Beech 83. A. Gregory 100, T. Johnson 97, S. Earlam 100, A. Fleet 100, total 528. Majority for Christleton, 34.
CONN AH* S QUAY. CHANGED HER MIND.—At the Mold Police Court on Friday, John Towey, an Irish labourer, was fined lB. and 19s. 4d. costs for being drunk on t'he licensed premises of the Hare and Hounds Hotel, Connah's Quay, on the previous day. The defendant demanded to serve seven days' im- prisonment in default of payment, but shortly afterwards changed his mind and paid the money.
RUABON. ROMANCE OF THE BOER WAR.—Mr. Idris Jones, of Johnstown, Ruabon, served in the Imperial Yeomanry during the late war. He was stricken with enteric, and the lady who nursed him, became his wife. Mr. Jones had a 2-foot rule, but lost it in one of the battles. He returned to England without the least knowledge of its where- abouts. A man named Robert Jones recently returned from South Africa with the 2-foot rule in his possession, having found it on the veldt after the battle.
MOLI). A POPULAR CLERIC.—The pulpit at the parish church on Sunday morning last was occupied by the Rev. Thomas -Tones, vicar of Abergele, at one time vicar of Mold. The rev. gentleman preached an eloquent and forcible sermon based on the feeding of the five thousand, and the event was made the occasion for a special collection in aid of church expenses. DEPARTURE OF NURSE JUDGE.—Much regret is expressed in the town owing to the fact that Nurse Judge, after nearly ten years' service as matron of the Mold Cottage Hospital, has placed her resignation in the hands of the oom- mittee. Nurse Judge relinquishes offioe on the 7th December, and will be succeeded by Nurse Gillott, of Blackpool.
TARVIN. BILLIARDS.—To oelebrate the re-opening of the billiard table after renovation, a match was played on Thursday night at the Public Hall be- tween D-r. T. W. E. Moreton and Mr. J. J. Barker for 500 points, level start. The result was Mr. Barker 500, Dr. Moreton, 341. LARGE APPLES.—Mr. A. E. Dutton, of Hoi- low raon Heath, has gathered from a small tree in his garden a large apple, which turns the scales at 19oz. He has several others from the same tree weighing upwards of llb. THE WEATHER AND SICKNESS—With the advent of the cold, damp weather, influenza and kindred complaints are prevalent in the dis- triot. There are one or two casee of a somewhat tenous nature, through going out too soon after recovery from the first attack.
THORNTON-LE-MOORS. PARISH ROOM.—A rummage sale was held on Thursday, when £ 6. 7s. 8d. wae realised for the missionary societies. CONCERT.—The Parish Room was well filled at a concert held on Wednesday. Mr. Henry Williams, of Elton, acted as ohairman. A pleasing feature was Miss Goswell'e excellent rendering of the songs When the heart is young" and "Carmencita." Mr. Whiteley's good voice was heard to advantage in The Yeoman's Wedding and "Queen of the Earth." In lighter vein were Mr. Dan Slater's Can't come out" and Mr. Jem Lock's "Doh, ray, me," both being recalled. The first part of the programme concluded with a sketch, '"Who Killed Fido?" presented by the Misses Gerrard and Lloyd and Messrs. Ramsey and Lloyd." "Fido" was the only sufferer, unless' some of the audienoe injured themselvea by their unoontrollable appreciation. The second part was given entirely by the members of the Hoole Amateur Minstrel Troupe, and consisted of songs (ooon, oomio and sentimental), mimicry, recita- tion, and sketches. The artists included Messrs. T. Jones, Cliff Bailey, Dan Slater, Jem Lock, and the Dunoan Brothers (comic), J. Sumpter, W. Lookley and F. Sumpter, the latter's singing of "Mary of Argyle" being very enjoyable. The tttcetoh, "A "iorkshire Lad in London," caused much laughter. The last item was the ohorus, "Shine, bright moon," by the whole troupe.
BUNBURY. CONOERT.-A concert in aid of the Bunbury Cow Oiub was held in the Public Hall on Thurs- day n-ight. Founded many years ago to meet the requirements of cow keeping by farm labourers and other small holders in the neighbourhood, the society has played a very useful part, and hitherto the annual premium of sixpence- per month per head of CättJO to insure the sum of £ 10 in oase of los, has been sufficient to keep the society solvent. Heavy lossos, however, during the last two years, and the consequent heavy calls on its funds, have brought the club to a. low ebb financially, and the accounts now shew a deficit. To rsmedy this unsatisfactory state of affairs the members have agreed to pay double premiums for 1906. They also ask the support of the public to ftid them in their efforts; and their appeal was very fully responded to at Thursday evening's concent, when the Public Hall was packed in every part. Ever ready to give a helping hand to any objeot in which the welfare of the work- mgman is concerned. Mr. John Naylor, of Beeston Towers, presided, and the following pro- gramme. was highly appreciated: Pianoforte duet, Moment-Musioal, Misses E. and L. Rogers; song, "When the heart is young," Miss Cawley; song, Mr. F. Holland; "Blue Bells of Scotland," with variations for violin, clarionet and piano, Messrs. Rogers, Coney and J. M. Taylor; rooita- t:o.ii. Mr. A. J. Salt; duet, "wrve of War," Messrs. S. Mo-ssford and T. Vickers; song, "If you are doing that for me you oan stop," Mr. H. Winby; song, "Alice, where art thou?" Mr. L. Evans; sketch, "Village Conceit," Mr. Loui Parry; "Coronation March." violin Mr. Rogers, clarionet Mr W. Coney, piano Mr. J. M. Taylor; monologue, "The Old Bachelor," Mr. Loui Parry; song, "Tit for Tat." Miss Cawley; song, Mr. F. Holland; song, "Mona," Mr. L. Evans; recitation, Mr. A.. J. Salt; song. "A May Morn- ing," Mas Cawley; song, "I won't last very, very long," Mr. H. Winby.
ALDFORD. BILLIARD MATCH.—On Saturday at Pulford a match was played between teams representing Aldford Institute and Pulford. The scores were:- Alclford C. Worthington, 71; G. Taylor, 100; C. Callow, 94; J. Thomas, 91; H. Taylor, 95; W. Dangar, 100; S. Manning, 77; S. Thomas, 100; total, 728. Pulford: T. Watkin, 100; E. Davies, 86; L. Bebbington, 100; G. H. Mullock, 100; S. Sweeney, 100; W. Taylor, 63; J. Dyke, 100; D. Davies, 54 total, 703. Majority for Aldford, 25. ENTERTAINMENT.—On Wednesday a mis- oellaneouB entertainment was given in the Read- ing Room in aid of the Chester Soup Kitchen and Pearson's Fresh Air Fund. The arrange- ments were in the hands of Messrs. Watkin, Broster and Fazakerley, who were awisted by Messrs. Thomas and Davenport. Mr. Watkin kindly lent his lantern, by whioh several songs were illustrated, and a large number of views of Scotland, Ireland, the Lake District, Wales, local, and of Norway, were thrown upon the screen. Unfortunately the number of pictures had to be curtailed owing to an accident to one of the cylinders in connection with the lantern. The accompanists were Miss Mundy and Miss Clarke. The programme, of which all the items were ex- ceedingly well rendered, was as follows: -Piano- forte solo, Miss Mundy; comic song, "Moving job," Mr. Inoe; song, "Angus Macdonald," Miss Mundy; banjos and piano, "Cromartie Polka March," Miss Mundy, Messrs. Price and Watkin; song, "Laugh, and the world laughs with you," Mr. Dangar; song, "Mistletoe Bough" (illustrated), Miss Ince; song, "Ora Pro Nobis" (illustrated), Miss Mundy; lantern views; oomio song, "My first wife," Mr. H. Tay- lor; mandoline selection, Mr. Roycroft; planta- song, "The old banjo," Messrs. Dangar, Price, Fazakerley and Watkin; song, "Banks of Loch Lomond," Miss Inoe; comic duet, Miss and Mr. lnae; song, "Down the Vale," Miss Mundy; song, "Sweet Genevieve," Mr. Dangar; banjos ,SS,861 a.nd piano, "Mississippi breakdown," Miss Mundy, Messrs. Price and Watkin; comic song, Mr. Ince; sketch, "Landed," Messrs. Broster (Ike), Watkin (Bill) and Fazakerley (Sam); man- doline selection, Mr. Roycroft; plantation song, "Good Night," Messrs. Dangar, Watkin, Price and Fazakerley. The nett proceeds amount to J66. 15a., out of which it is proposed to hand jB5 to the Soup Kitchen Fund and the remainder to the Fresh Air Fund.
FRODSHAM. JOINT WATER COMMITTEE.—At the monthly meeting on Friday, Mr. Henry Tiley pre- siding, the Clerk produced an account of j625 for the water waste meter fixed in the lordship. Mr. Illidge reported that his sub-committee reoom- mended an additional one for the township, and on the proposition of Mr. H. M. Davies it was resolved that an additional one bo obtained. The water rate collectors reported that the arrears out- standing were—Frodsham £87. 4s. 9d., and Frod- sham Lordship JB22. 7s. lOd.
HELSBY. THE ALLEGED STABBING CASE.—At the Frodsham Police Court, on Friday, before Mr. A. Thomas Joseph Frederick Ody was brought up on remand charged with unlawfully wounding Wm. Hyde, of Heisby, by stabbing him with a penknife, on Saturday, the llt-h inst. Superintendent Beeley. on behalf of the police, asked for a further remand for eight days, the prisoner to go to Walton, as there was not sufficient accommodation for the detention of prisoner at Frodsham. Pri- soner wished to remain at Frodsham, if possible, and also asked was it possible for him to be allowed out on bail.-The magistrate enquired as to how the wounded man was progressing, and was informed that he waa going on as well as could be expected, but was not out of danger, nor would he bo for another week. On this informa- tion the magistrate said it would be impossible to allow bail, and Ody was remanded to Walton until twelve o'clock on Saturday, the 25th inst. The oase could not even then be proceeded with, but it might be a question of admitting prisoner to bail.
BACKFORD. SALE OF WORK.—On Thursday afternoon the annual parish sale of work was held in the Baok- ford Schoolrooms. Stalls containing a varied, useful, and pretty assortment of plain and fancy needlework, etc., were set out in the main room, and were presided over by Mrs. New, and the Misses Dutton, F. Williams, E. and M. Jones and B. Cummings, while Mr. and Mrs. Teare were in charge of an immense bran pie and a sweet and toy stall in the class-room. The sale was opened at half-past two by Mrs. Swetenham, Moston Hall, who was suitably thanked by the vioar, the Rev. J. M. New, for her kindness on that par- ticular occasion and .her general interest in parish work. Business proceeded very briskly during the afternoon, with satisfactory financial results. The class-room was the centre of attraction to the juvenile parishioners, the bran pie being speedily emptied of its contents and the stock of sweet- meats bought up. Among those who visited the school and patronised the stalls were, in addition to Mrs. Swetenham, the Misses Fairclough, Mrs. B. U. Roberts and Miss Roberts, Mrs. Nicholson (Mollington), Mrs. R. Potts, Mrs. Gibbons Frost, Mrs. J. G. Johnston and the Misses Johnston, Alletson (Stanziey), Misses Joyoe and Miss A. Birley (Sutton). Mrs. Pritchard, Mrs. T. R. Shall- cross and Miss Shallcross (Chester), Mrs. Samuel Holme (Chester), eto. The pro- ceeds of the sale are for the Sunday School and choir funds. A picture postcard of Backford Church, prepared by Messrs. Phillipson and Golder from a photograph taken by Mre. New, met with a great sale. -+-
MALPAS. MR. DRAKE'S ESTATE.—At the rent audit last Thursday of Mr. W. W. Tyrwhitt Drake, Mr. J. Davies, of Edge Grange, was awarded the prize for the best and straightest farm upon Mr. Drake's Cheshire estate. The presentation was made by Mr. J. L. Randall, the agent, who in doing so remarked that the other competitors were to be complimünted upon the good condition of their farms, but the Grange Farm had considerably more tillage than the others, consequently it was better adapted for a proper rotation of crops. TRAP ACCIDENT.—On Saturday night Mr. and Mrs. E. Bebbington, Higher Bfl,rns Farm, met with a serious accident while driving home after paying a visit to their daughter and son-in- law, near Malpas. When turning off the main road for home at the corner off Mastiff-lane the wheel caught the kerb and overturned the trap, throwing both Mr. and Mrs. Bebbington violently out into the roadway. Fortunately help was soon at hand, and both were promptly conveyed to Drs. Jordison and Phillips's. Mrs. Bebbington, who was suffering much pain, was found to have a dislocated shoulder, while Mr. Bebbington, whose face was much disfigured, waa found to have a broken nose, severely lacerated. This necessitated several stitches at the hands of the skilful turgeona. We are pleased to learn that both patients are progressing as well as can be ex- pected.
H AW A RD EN. MR. PRINGLE'S CONCERT.—Mr. R. W. Pringle's annual concert, held in the Gymnasium, Hawarden, on Thursday evening, was an un- qualified sucoess. A large audience testified to the appreciation in which Mr. Pringle'a musical abilities are held, and there was not a dull moment in the programme. The excellence of the performance may be gauged from the fact that in the second half every item was encored. A Trio in F by Bohm for'violin, violoncello and piano, played by Miss B. E. Davies, Miss Ethel Davies and Mr. Pringle, went exceedingly well, and was loudly applauded. Madame Georgina Hughes (contralto), though suffering from a cold, was heard to much advantage. Mr. Andrew Sharpley, a rising Liverpool tenor, possesses a voice of a high order, and he sang "Down the Vale," "My Dreams," and "Anchored" in excellent style. Mi ss Ethel Davies was moat successful with her 'oello solos, particularly" La Fileuoo" (Dunkler), a short but brilliant composition, finely rendered. li Miss Louie James (Denbigh), a soprano of repute, sang The Swallow" with much expression, and in response to warm applause for her delivery of "Sing me to sleep" she artistically gave Killarney." Mr. J. Powell Edwards's strong bass voice was highly appreciated in "The Storm Fiend" and "The Bandolero." As an encore to the latter he sang "The Veteran's Song." A trio by Miss B. E. Davies, Miss Ethel Davies and Mr. Pringle, founded on a Schubert aria, was very successful and was re-demanded, while a humorous item given by Mr. J. L. de B. Cadell was amusing. The duties of accompanist were ably shared by Miss Butterfield and Mr. Pringle. Plants were lent by the Hon. W. H. Glad- stone. Appended is the programme:—Trio (violin. violoncello and piano. Trio in F (Bohm), Miss B. E. Davies, Miss Ethel Davies and Mr. R. W. Pringle; song. "Good-bye" (Tosti), Madame Georgina Hughes; song, "Down the Vale" (Moir). Mr. Andrew Sharpley; violonoello solo, (a) "Andante" (Goltermann), (b) "La Fileuse" (Dunkler), Miss Ethel Davies; song, "The Swallows" (Cowen), Miss Louie James; song. The Storm Fiend" (Roeokel). Mr. J. Powell Edwards; humorous sketch, "The Italian Opera," Mr. J. L. de B. Cadell; trio (violin, violoncello and piano), Berceuse" (Souvenir de Schubert) (Poussard), Miss B. E. Davies, Mi Ethel Davies and Mr. R. W. Pringle; song, Trotere). Madame Georgina Hughes; song, "My Dreams" (Tostil, Mr. Andrew Sharpley: duct. "Over the Hawthorn Hedge" (Glover), Miss Louie James and Madame Georgina Hughes: song, "The Bandolero" (Leslie Stuart). Mr. J. Powell Edwards; song, "Sing- me to sleep" (Greene), Miss Louie James.
The King of the Hellenes received a hearty welcome on Wednesday when he travelled from Windsor to Paddington, and went in procession to the Guildhall, where his Majesty was entertained at luncheon. The Lord Mayor spoke of the King's previous visit to the city a quarter of a century ago, and in reply to the toast of his health his Majesty referred to the intimate and unclouded friendship which had existed between King Edward and himself ever since their tirst meeting, and which had been only drawn closer by the lapse of vears. GREECE AND GREAT BRITAIN.-The visit to England of the King of Greece should prove an opportune occasion for placing before the British public certain information to the end that the rapproachment between the people of these islands and those of Greece may be as practical and full of meaning as possible. The Kingdom of Greece is one of the more valuable commercial customers of Great Britain, and the Greek people, to a man. are wishful to see the trade relations extended to their fullest. Greece takes yearly a vast bulk of the products of British factories, and will strive to take more. Therefore, the visit of the Greek Sovereign may fittingly be made the occasion for Britons to reflect how they may, with mutual advantage, expand their export trade with Greece. The staple industry of Greece is, as everyone of course is aware, the production and shipment of currants. We, in England, are familiar with the history of the Greek currant industry during the past few years. We realise why the industry has known many and complex vicissitudes, for reasons which are largely part of abstruse potitical economy. But it is to be feared that the true values, dietetic and otherwise, of that country's staple products are greatly unknown in Britain. Sir Francis Laking, the eminent physician to King Edward, has stated that the currant would be more popular "if the many good qualities of the fruit as a regular article of diet were brought to the notice of the general public of all lands, and especially of the toiling masses of the northern countries of Europe." The dietetic value of the currant, its richness in nutrition and in all the important food elements which go to supply the heat and create the energy of the body, its beneficial action both in health and sickness, should, if properly recognised, ensure its use as a constant and regular article of diet with the regular public. The currants sent to this coun- try are seedless, and, having a soft skin, lend them- selves admirably to ease of digestion, while they contain, among other valuable things, a proper proportion of the sugar required by the body, in a form so converted as to enable it to at once take up its work Greek cur- rants are grown without the aid of any chemical fertilisers, and. in contrast to many similar fruits which are chemically treated, these are simply dried on travs open to the sun and air of the Ionian and iEgean Seas It is felt that the British public may profit by any attempt to popularise a somewhat neglected but highly valuable. article of food, and that they may, meanwhile, benefit the trade of a country proud to be the ally of England, i 1.
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MARKETS AND FAIRS. LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY.-Wheat market, usual attendance; steady trade at about Friday's prices. Flour, quiet business, late rates. Maize, moderate consumptive trade. Mixed American, 5s. Id Plate, 4s. 11 Jd. per cental- Beans and peas firm. Feeding barley steady, with better supply. Oats and oatmeal steady, quiet. SALFORD CATTLE, TUESDAY.—Supply of cattle about same as last market day trade slow. Increase in number of sheep, but prices firm- Smaller offer of calves, with good demand. Quota* tions: Cattle, 4^d. to 5^d. sheep, 6^d. to 9d. '■> calves, 5^d. to 7|d. per lb. WREXHAM CATTLE, MONDAY.—There was only a moderate supply of stock at to-day's market, and trade was fairly brisk. Pigs sold well, while beef was steady. Quotations:- Beef, 6d. to 6Jd. per lb. mutton, 7d. to 8^d. and pigs, 9s. to >| 9s. 9d. per score lb. Store stock met a fair demand. i LIVERPOOL CATTLE, MONDAY.—There were a few more cattle m the market to-day- Demand rather better, but prices unchanged. The supply of sheep was also larger. Trade slow- Finished handyweights made about top quota- tions; strong and rough sorts against seller- Prices :—Beef, 5fd. to 4d. per lb. mutton, 9d. to 6d. per lb. The Christmas market will be held 011 Monday, December 11th. LONDON CATTLE, MONDAY.—Beast supply compared with Monday last shewed an increase of 320 head, the majority being consigned from the midland counties and Ireland. Trade for both prime and second quality cattle ruled slow, nevertheless anything choice found ready purchasers at fully last Monday's values Firmer trade for choice quality Irish beasts. More inquiry for fat butchering cows and bulls at 2d. per 81b. advance. Top value per 81b. :80st. to 90st. Devons and 95st. Herefords, 4s. 4d. to 4s 6d. 95st. runts, 4s. to 4s. 4d. lOOst. shorthorns, 4s. 95st. Irish, 3s. 8d. to 4s, 90st. fat cows, 3s. 6d. to 3s. 8d.; fat bulls, 2s. lOd. to 3s. 3d- Trade ruled slow for both wethers and ewes, late values governing all transactions. Irish de9criptions steady at late rates. Scotch sheep shewed a ward tendency in value, but not quotably so. trade nominal. Quotations per 8Ib.: BetS, 2s. lOd. to 4s. 6d. sheep, 3s. lOd. to 5s. iOd. ""T. MANCHESTER HAY AND STRAW, ,o DAY.—Clover, 51d. to 6d. straw, whea.t, Sid. to 3^d., oat, 3d. to 3fd. per stone. BRADFORD WOOL, MONDAY.—The feeling is more cheerful, though there is no marked increase of business. In merinos prices keep very 1 cross-bred forties, lOd. super-sixties, A Mohair is quiet. The yarn trade has responded to the better news from Russsia and Saxony, and more business is looked for now. Prices generally are firm, and mohairs are quiet for the time being. Botany trade improves slowly. CHESTER CATTLE THURSDAY. plies were good amd the attendance, of buyers fa-r, but tlhe business was slow and disappointing *o sellers. As a result prices were somewhat ir* regular, exoopt for the choice lots, which maiin- ta ncd their values. Prices—Milch cows, £ 18 to £ 22; calvers, £ 14 to £ 19; heifors, £ 9 to £ 14; le"s_ ta ncd their values. Prices—Milch cows, £ 18 to £ 22; calvers, £ 14 to £ 19; heifors, £ 9 to £ 14; barrens, £ 10 to £ 13; and stirks, £ 6 to £ 10. WHITCHURCH CHEESE.—At this fair, held in conjunction with the show, the pitch was92 tens, and this, together with the quantity in the dairy show, (100 tons) made a total of 192 tons, which constitutes a record. The demand, botfo in the show and fair, for the first qualities waS exceptionally good, and the prices realised were highly satisfactory to sellers, being a shaded advance of previous quotations. The champion prize cheese made? 120s. per cwt., and the principal prize oliee.se 80s. to 90s., while tho higJh m the fair realised 69s. to 75s, and medium and lower qualities from 60s. to 68s. CHESHIRE BUTTER AND EGG.—A mode- rate delivery of home dairy produce, offered at quotations promising an advance at an early date- Steady inquiry. Prices:—Stockport (Friday)- ;J Butter, Is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, 5 and 6 for Is. ,) Crewe (Friday): Butter, Is. 3d. per lb. eggs, 6 for j Is. Northwich (Friday): Butter, Is. 3d. per lb. eggs, 6 for Is. Sandbach (Thursday): Butter, Is. 3d. per lb. eg-gs, 6 for Is. Macclesfield: Butter, Is. 2d. and Is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, 6 for Is Congleton: Butter. Is. 3d. per lb.; eggE, I) 1 1 and 7 for Is. Altrincham: Butter, Is. 3d. and Is. 4d. per lb. eggs, 5 and G for Is. Nantwich: | Butter, Is. 3d. per lb. eggs, 6 and 7 for Is. Knuts- f ford Butter, Is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, 6 and 7 for Is. J Runcorn: Butter, Is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, (i and 7 1 for Is. Chester: Butter. Is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, 0 J for Is. -i CHESTER CORN, SATURDAY. Market continues steady for English grain with some- what limited offerings. Oats, beans, and barley in moderate supply, quotations about unchanged. Feeding stuffs are in improved demand, and prices are against buyers in most descriptions. Indian corn firmer. Flour steady, unchanged. Foreign wheat a fair business at recent full quotations. Quotations :— raw f OLD S. D. 8. D.S. D. 8. D. Wheat, white, per 751b. 0 0 to 0 0 0 0 to 0 o Wheat, red 751b. 4 6 — 4 8; 0 0 — 0 0 Malting Barley. „ 601b. 00—-0 0; 00— 0 ft Grinding do 841b. 0 0 — 0 0 0 0 — 0 0 Oktft 461b. 20—2 700 — 00 Beans „ 801b. 00 — 5000 — 00 Egyptian Beans II 2401b. 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 o Indian Coni J401h. 0 0 0 013 6 H I)
ADVICE TO MOTHERS! -Are you broken of your rest by a sick child suffering with the pains m cutting teeth ? Go at once to a chemist and get a j bottle of MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP, j which has been used over 50 years by millions of j Mothers for their children while teething, with J perfect success. It is pleasant to taste, produces j natural, quiet sleep by relieving the child from i I. pain, and the little cherub awakes "as bright as a 11 button." It soothes the child, it softens the gums. j allays al pain, relieves wind, regulates the boweis, I and is the best known remedy for dysentery and diarrhoea, whether arising from teething or other I causes. Sold by Chemists everywhere at Is. l^d. i per bctt'e. J Printed and published for and on behalf of the Cheshire I and North Wales Newspaper Company, Limited, by i JAMES ALBERT BIRCHALL, at the Chester Cowanl t Office, 8. Bridge-street, in the Citv of Cheater.— f WHDNE&DAY, November 22.1905. j 1