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AGRICULTURE. -+-- THE ADVENT OF WINTER. Though tho real winter quarter, according to astronomical calculation, is not due till much later on in the month, December came in in character- istio fashion, with a sharp frost on the last night of November; but, singularly enough, the suc- ceeding weather has been more noticeable for its mildness. A dry week has enabled farm work to be proceeded with, and arrears of ploughing lea land have made satisfactory progress. The soil now is sufficiently moist for all practical pur- poses indeed under some circumstances the con- ditions are the reverse of comfortable, especially as regards root-lifting where not yet completed. The a.mount of rain, according to reports from different quarters, was very variable during November, end while the southern counties have had more thin has been acceptable, the northern half of the kingdom had not so much to complain of. Despite, tho wintry aspect, river-side pas- tures still present a certain amount of greenness, en which stores struggle for a bite, the growth -of which has been favoured by the mild weather; but for the most part stock of all kinds requires almost as much assistance as in hard weather. The comparative mildness has, too, favoured the newly-sprung grain, which presents a healthy ap- pearance, In Staffordshire complaint is made of the poor yield of swedes, and stock is accord- ingly affected in price, to the disadvantage of grazers; but sheep have done well, and aio bringing good value. The Derby local committee are making strenu- ous efforts to obtain the guarantee fund of 1;5,000 promised to the Royal Agricultural Society for the exhibition to be held there next year, but up till the end of last week the sub- scriptions promised barely reached £ 2,000. Of course, tho time is young yet, but it strikes one that the sum required is rather a large order on local resources except those of large towns. AGRICULTURE IN LANCASHIRE. The financial report of the Royal Lancashire Agricultural Society for the year, presented at the anniIS.1 meeting at Preston last week, shews that tho profit on the Liverpool exhibition amounted to £ 1,607. A feature of the report is to the effect that the society effected a saving of £ 1,100 by becoming its own contractor in relation to the ehowyard, and the committee affirm that they saved E400 by paying ready cash for everything. During tho course of the proceedings, the Chair- man (Mr. H. L. Storey, D.L., of Lancaster) pre- sented the hon. vice-president, life membership of the society to Mr. Lea (ex-Lord Mayor of Liverpool) and the Rev. L. C. Wood, and re- ferred to the former's services in connection with the Liverpool show, and the latter's lifelong de- votion to the furtherance of agriculture. It was decided to hold the 1906 show at Lancaster on August 2, 3, 4 and 6, and Mr. H. L. Stoney was unanimously elected president for the year. IRISH CATTLE AND THE DEMAND FOR STORES. During tho first ten months of the present year only some 24,000 head of cattle have been im- ported into this country from Ireland, and it is inferred from th's that the scarcity of store stock. which has been tile main item influencing graziers and butchers in their endeavour to obtain the. repeat of tli-, stringent orders againEft the importa- tion of Canadian live cattle into this country, is not so acute as it has been made out to be, as it is alleged that at the present time there would be no difficulty in obtaining other 24.000 head from tho same source at reasonable rate.s. The cause of the falling off in the importation is stated to be, di minished demand and consequent lower prices. THE NATIONAL POTATO SHOW. At the National Potato Society's show, held last week at the Royal Horticultural Hall, prizes amounting to £ 200 were awarded in respect to forty-four classes of exhibits, which, it is stated, were remarkable for their clearness and freedom from any appearance of disease. Among the most successful exhibitors was the Earl of Lathom's gardener, Mr. Ben Ashton, who, in addition to winning the fifty-guinea cup for tho beat collection of twelve varieties raised from tubers obta'ned from James Carter and Co. or from Mr. Archibald Findlay, took first prizes given by Messrs. Sutton and Sons for their "Disoovcry" and by Messrs. Daniels for their "Duchess of Nor- folk.' Mr. John Gemmell, of Hamilton, NB., in addition to a number of class prizes, took the cup given by Mr. E. J. Deal, of Boston, for the best yield of any varety from Twelve consecutive roots and the gold medal given by Mr. T. A. Scar- lett, of Edinburgh, for the produce from one rcot of "Table Talk. Silver medals for the best dishes of white and coloured potatoes in the amateurs' and cottagers' classes went to Mr. A. Hogarth and Mr. J. Robertson, both of Kelso; and the silver challenge cup presented by Sir John T. D. Llewellyn for the best exhibit in the show wt. awarded Messrs. Dobbic a.nd Co the c well-known growers, of Rothesav and Marks Toy. CURIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH CANADIAN CHEESE. In spite of the very great caro taken by the Canadian Government, to supervise the dairy in- dustry of their country, the report) of the Canadian commercial agent at Bristol sliews that curious complaints have recently arisen with' re- gard to two consignments of cheese from the Dominion. This report is made by Mr. Mackin- non to h;s Government, and has, in official form, just rea.ched Bristol. The commercial agent says: "Tho first complaint dealt. with twenty cheese recently received by a Bristol house from Mon- tre-al. All of these, which have been tested, are stated to have contained at the centre a lump of hard unmatured curd, absolutely useless to the consumer, and entirely foreign to the remainder of the cheese. The weight of this lump is esti- mated to average four or five pounds. In order not to be dependent on hearsay evidence. I ex- amined five cheese of my own selection from th twenty which constituted t.he shipment. The PriosicSent of the Bristol Wholesale Provision Trade Association accompanied me, and we found somo of this valueless substance in each of the five two ohecse were cut open, exposing a white granular filling, which was quite distinct- from the remainder of the cheesa. As Mr. Ruddick, the Canadian Dairy Commissioner, was expected in Bristol shortly after this complaint- reached mo. I had certain boxes of cheese reserved for his inspection. Mr. Ruddick came to the conclusion, after examining the samples, that the maker, having made a complete failure of one or more cheese, which would have been entirely worthless on the market, cut them up and distributed them among other cheese which he made subsequently." The second complaint Mr. Mackinnon refers to as being by no means so clear, either as to the origin of the trouble or to the amount of blame which may lie with the makers. Among a total cf nearly two hundred cheese brought by the s.s. Manxman, a large percentage were found to be swelling. One which the commercial agent ex- amined had risen two and three-quarter inches above the top of the box. The swelling appeared to be. due to the fon-nation of gas, which was found to have altered the texture of the cheese, forming small holes similar to those in Gruyere, but irregular. In one case the cheese had swelled sideways, had cracked open and had burst the side of the box completely away. Mr. Ruddick, the Canadian Dairy Commissioner, was inclined to think that a lack of acidity was the cause of this particular phenomenon, which was entirely new in his experience and in that of the trade in Bristol. The damage could not be due to over- heating. The report shews that there is no in- tention to hide any imperfection found in Canadian produce, and the fact is realised that to retain public confidence all complaints must bo promptly end openly dealt with.—"Grocers' Gazette." "EGGS AND THE EGG TRADE." In the course of an article on poultry farming in the "Agricultural Gazette," Professor Wright- -on remarks:—It is somewhat startling to be told that an egg over three days old is not "frrch." It appears that English eggs are "unreliable." while foreign are reliable. "Is there any man," asks an authority (Mr. Newport), who would undertake to book me a supply all the year round of 10,000 genuine English, new-laid eggs, per week. And yet I could to-morrow morning order ten times 10,000 of French, Austrian, Stvrian, Rurwian, Hungarian, Galician, Danish, Italian. and Moroccan egg-a, and they would be delivered the following day." On the same page it is stated that, owing to distance, foreign eggs cannot be on salo in grocers' shops before they are about the following ages: Italians 7-8 days. Stvrian 12-13 days, Hungarian 14-20 days. and Russian 28-40 days. There is one firm in London, we are told, that receives 20.000 cases of eggs every week. The eggs come from Russia, Galicia. Roumania, and Austria. A train starts daily from a station on the Russo-Roumanian frontier to take eggs and other produce to Hamburg and Bremen. The train oonsiste of about thirty trucks, each holding ten tons. The through rate from Italy to London for ten-ton lots of eggs is J645. 16s., the dealers guaranteeing to send 800 of such lots, or a total of 8,000 tons of eggs, in the course of tho year. It may, however, be remarked that these eggs, starting from the Russo-Roumanian frontier, must be 28 to 40 days old before they can appear in the shops. How old they are when they start, we are left to guess. The reason why foreign egge are preferred seems simply to be that they can be obtained at once and without trouble in any quantity, and the consequence is that the trade will actually pay more for foreign eggs than for English. "It bm got to be quite a trade to nd the best quality of foreign eggs out of London to be unpacked, repacked, and re- turned to London as new laid."
AMERICAN CHEESE DRIVEN OUT.- Preston Christmas Cheese Show Committee has done valuable work for twenty-five years in raising the standard of quality of Lancashire cheese and extending its sphere of sale. but future shows will be held on a county basis. At Tuesday's show record prices were realised and a record number of cheese displayed. The hon. auctioneer, Mr. E. G. Hothersill, said that when the shows were originally established, American cheese could be found in almost every shop in Lancashire. The committee had now practically driven out the foreign article from this part of the country.
FLINTSHIRE EDUCATION COM- MITTEE. -+- A meeting of the Flintshire Education Com- mittee was held at Mold on Wednesday, Mr. T. W. Hughes (Flint) presiding in the absence, through indisposition, of Mr. J. L. Muepratt. With regard to Talacro Roman Catholio Schools, the secretary had received a communi- cation stating that the managers gratefully ac- cepted the offer of Sir Pycrs ajid Lady Moetyn, and they agreed to hand over the schools to tho trustees on January 20 next. The Board of Education was satisfied that the transfer could be legally effected, provid-ng the building gtrant were repaid to the Treasury. It was pointed out that it would' be necessary to make imme- diate arrangementa for the provision of elemen- tary school accommodation to meet the deficiency caused by the Talacre Roman Catholic School ceasing to be reoogn-eed as a public elementary school. The secretary was instructed tQ issue notices for the provision of a new elementary school for about 150 children at or near Gwcspyr. A sub-committee was appointed to visit Gronant and Trelogan, and prepare a report on the whole question of school accommodation in the district. The Buildings Sub-committee reported that negotiations had been completed for the purchase of a site for Golftyn new infant school, the price being JB800. The acceptance of the tender of Mr. M. S. Rogers, FLnt, amounting to £ 396. 4s., for the erection of a temporary infants' school at Shot- ton was agreed upon, as was also the tender of Mr. E. 0. Probert, Hope, amounting to £3,324 a 9A (.A _+; ç 0')0 T\QUT 1o.rn£\ntf')?'W school at Queen's Ferry. u' ,O£',o<uWU'J The Council's seal was affixed: to contracts with Messrs. Fox and Parry, Queen's Ferry, for the cariying out alterations and repairs at Northop I Hall Council School for a sum of J3412, and with Mr. E. Peters, Leeswocd, for alterations at Leeswcod Council School for £ 140. THE SECRETARY'S SALARY. A long discussion took place on a recommen- dation to allow the secretary an additional sum of £100 to reimburse him in respect of office as- sistance not provided by the committee, and also to enable him to pay his office staff in respect of overtime. The Rev. W. LI. Nicholas (Flint) said that if the secretary had too muoh work Pet him give up the oounty ooronership and his work as a solicitor, and let them pay him for his work as secretary of that committee. He moved that a. small committee be appointed to consider the duties of the secretary. Mr. S. Jones (Holywell) seconded, in order that the question might be discussed. Dr. Williams explained that this honorarium was for the payment of extra services. Anyone behind the scenes must be astonished at the amount of work that had to be done. Flintshire W8 considered to be the best conducted educa- tijf. authority in tho whole of Wales, and for that they must give credit to their excellent sec- retary (Hear, hear.) The Rev. T. M. Reee said that not a penny of this honorarium would go into Mr. Jones's own pocket; the amount would simply recoup him for what he had spent on clerical assistance. The Ci airman spoke of the excellent work done by the secretary and his staff. The amendment was lost, and the original recommendation carried, there being only one dissentient.
.n_ I IMPERIAL FLOUR MILLS. -+- OPENING AT ELLESMERE PORT A new industrial enterprise was formally in- augurated at Ellesmere Port on Wednesday in the opening of the newly-erected building, which is under the control of a syndicate styled the "Imperial Flour Mills, Ltd." Mr. Stephen Walley, late of Waverton, a gentleman well- known in the milling world, is the managing director. The milLng industry is an entirely new one in the neighbourhood of Ellesmere Port, and these mills, which form an extensive struc- ture flanking the docks, will give employment to a considerable number of men. In their character they are unique in this country, inas- much aa they are the first designed wholly on the Planeifter system. Last week a detailed descrip- tion of the mills appeared in our columns. By the invitation of the directors about five hundred gentlemen mterested in the milling, baking and allied trades in all parts of the country journeyed to Ellesmcre Port and made an inspection of the mills, which had already been working for some days. Under the guidance of Mr. Stephen Wal- ley and his oo-director (Mr. D. Sanday), tho vis.- tors made a complete tour of the premises, and found all the machinery from the grinding pro- cess to the baking of bread in the electric bake- house in regular working order. An adjournment was afterwards made to the warehouse of the Shropshire Union Canal Co., where four bundled guests were entertained at a cold collation served in their own first-class style by Messrs. Bolland, of Chester, vvho also catered for 120 of the staff and friends, and gave the utmost satisfaction. A spacious apartment on the ground floor had been transformed into a really attractive ban- queting hall by the decorative art cf Messrs. Garnett, of Chester. Mr. Stephen Walley pre- sided, and a short toast list was afterwards honoured. The Chairman, in proposing "The Baking Trade," thanked the visitors on behalf of the oompany for their attendance. He felt that to be one of the proudest days of his life. (Ap- plause.) When a little over two years ago he saw his old mill at Waverton consumed by fire he had very mixed feelings, but they would agree with him that he and the company had reason- able cause for gratification in the fact that they had erected that building at Eilcsmere Port. (Hear, hear.) He wished to thank his old cus- tomers for the faithful way they had stood by him since his misfortune two years ago. To them he was very grateful. During the last twenty or thirty years many changes had taken place in the milling industry. When he was apprenticed to the trade milling was done prac- tically by one operation through the old mill- stone. To-day they saw in the Imperial Flour Mulls what was absolutely the best process they could find, not only in this country but on the Continent. Reviewing the different Stages in the development of milling machinery, Mr. Walley said the millstone was first supplanted by^ this rolling process. This was in turn super- seded by the wire-dressing machinery. Then came the long silk reel and the centrifugal system. Now they had gone one bettor still, and the maohines on the top floor of the mill called plansiftors, although the latest improve- ment, was in principle a. retrogression to the old hand sieve, but they were able to float over the impurities and obtain nothing but the purest and the best flour. The bread they had eaten that day was made from Imperial Mill flour. (Hear, hear.) Their sysem proved the truth of the old saying that there was nothing new under the sun. because from the old hand sieve they had evolved the sieve worked by power called the Plan- sitter. The erection of the mill was the work of Messrs. Luther and Co., of Germany, and every- thing had gone off when the works were started without a hitch. They had not gone to Germany, however, for all their machinery, as their puri- fiers were the production of Messrs. Higgin- botham, of Liverpool. (Applause.) The build- ing was designed by Mr. Clarke, and what the architect did not know about the building of mills was not worth knowing. Tho company meant to make the mill a success, as they recog- nised tho fact that there was plenty of room at the top. One of the first essentials to suocess was good wheat, and that they meant to buy, and with the best machinery they wished to produce the best flour. Alluding, in conclusion, to the subject of the toast, the speaker claimed that the oldest trade mentioned in the Bible was the bak- ing trade. The toast was responded. to by Mr. Richard Taylor. president of the Liverpool Association, and Mr. Henry Martin. Chester, the latter of whom mentioned that Mr. Walley was a son-in- law of the president of the Chester Bakers' Asso- ciation—Mr. Denson. He wished the new mill every prosperity, and was oonfident it would pro- duce flour to the satisfaction of its customers. Mr. John Hicks (Liverpool) proposed "Success to the Imperial Flour Mills, Ltd." Mr. W. J. Dutton (Nantwioh) supported in a few words eulogistio of Mr. Walley and Mr. San. dav, who briefly returned thanks. The concluding toast was one thanking the Shropshire Union Canal Co. for the use of the warehouse, which was acknowledged bv Mr. T. Hales (general manager), and Mr. G. R. Jebb (engineer).
FOR THE BENEFIT of our lady readers we give them the best recipe we know of for their Christmas plum pudding. Take three quarters of a pound of flour, two ounces of Borwick's baking-powder, two ounces of bread crumbs, one and a half pounds of suet, two pounds of raisins, one pound of currants, ten ounces of sugar, two ounces of almonds, one pound of mixed candied peel, salt and spice to taste. Mix the ingredients well together and add six eggs. well beaten, and three-quarters of a pint of milk divide in two, and boil eight hours. NEXT YEAR'S CHESHIRE SHOW.-Th Chesh're Agricultural Society's Show is fixed to be held on Wednesday, 29th August, 1906. DENBIGHSHIRE AND FLINTSHIRE SOCIETY.—A meeting of the Management Com- mittee of this society was held at the Black Lion Hotel, Mold, on Wednesday afternoon, when Mr. P. P. Pennant, of Nantlys, presided over a large attendance. The meeting had been convened primarily to consider the question of offering two premiums of not leafi than JS50 each for two shiro horees to travel the society's districts next season. This was proposed and seconded, and as an alter- native amendment it was moved that a premium of £100 be offered for one horse. There was a semblance of opposition to the matter being enter- tained in anv form, it being felt by a section led by Mr. W. H. Roberts (Tyddyn) that no money should be expended in the direction suggested. Eventually the original proposition was carried by a narrow majority, and a sub-committee was afterwards appointed to deal with the matter.
CHESHIRE FREEMASONRY. THE BENEVOLENT FUNDS. Mr. L. Ellis presided on Wednesday at Crewe at tho annual meeting of tho Committee of Benevolence of the Province of Cheshire. He said tlio Provinco had reason to be satisfied with the results of the elections to the Royal Mcjsonie Institute for Girls. They had been successful in getting two Ch-e-shiro candidates elected this year, ono nominated by the W irral Lodge and one by rh-e Egcvton Lodge. With regaid to their own Province, tho Cheshire Educational Institution ha.d now seventy-live children to provide for, and over £ 560 a year was required. Twenty-seven lodges oi the Provinco were returned as not oon- tributing anything to the bpeciai fund this yecj, but ho hoped they would make up for it next. The Cheshire Benevolent Institutions had had a very successful year, for aiter paying all demands on them the cledit balance had beein increased from 1216 to t4bl. (Applause.) Bro. L. Ellis was reappointed ohairman of the committco; Bro. CookAuii iloo-haiiman; Bro. T. H.. Annett treasurer; and tiro. Stevenson hon. secretary A resolution was carried making the grants to widows of i\ia;cuc> Jbiu, as m tho case of distressed brothron A iegacy was reported of cue hundred guineas from tno iato Air. J. E. V\ lil-ams, Cnoster, for Masonic cliarlt Ies, tha votes cioiu-ui to be placed in the name of tho U'orsh.piul Master of tho "Ccstrian' Lodge. It was decided to hold a joint Festival ui aid of the funus of the Cheshire Benevolent and the Educational Institutions. Several annuities were. granted in deserving cases.
MR. MARSTON & JUSTiULiS' CLERK. SCENE AT A POLICE COURT. A lively discussion took place at Cacrwys Poiicc Court on Tuesday between the Magis- trates' Cioik (Mr. Cope) and Mr. J. B. Marston, solicitor. While cross-examining a witness, Mr. Marston called tlie attention of tho Oaurt to tho fact that tho oloik took no now of tho evidence. Mr. Copo admitted that ha had takc-n but little of the evidence as brought out in cioss-exarnilla- tion. He was not supposed to tako all that was said, but would do &o to please Mr. Marston. Mr. Marston: Thon tHe sooner you begin to write the bettor. Mr. Cope: That may be your opinion, but I don't know whether I will or not. Mr. Marston: In case of appeai to the Quarter Sessions, not a word of the evidence now given oan be produced, which wctnd be a very serious matter. Mr. Copo ignores the whole of my case. Mr. Williams (a magistrate) You are asking very frivolous questions, Mr. Marston, and, to my mind, v/a-ting time. Tho Chairman (Mr. E. Morgan): Go on, Mr. Marston, please. ,\I r.. Mr. Maiston (warmly): I don't oare whether I go on or rot. During the iast twenty-two years I have conducted ovuil a thousand cases of this kind, and know pretty well tho road I am travelling over. Yet I am ignoted entirely by jour clerk. Closing his note-book and collecting his papers, Mr. Maiston sat down, and the proceedings of tho court carno to a standst.ll. Later on in tho proceedings Mr. Marston was brought to book by Mr. J, V. Trevor Jones, one of the. magistrates, who accused him of imper- tinence, a remaik strongly resented by Mr. Marston, who entered into a very spirited de- fence of his action.
DENBIGHSHIRE EDUCATION COM- MITTEE. + A meeting of this Committee waa held at the Queen LiOCUi, uhester, oa I'nu,.). TEACHERS' EXTRANEOUS DUTIES. A letter was read irorii trie Board of Education stating that some uncertainty appeared to prov&i 1 a.mong managels of Voluntary schools, and even among local education authorities, as to the moaning of Article 15 (a) ot tne Code, wh.ch re- lates to tne imposition upon a teacher of duties extraneous to tne work oi t.,(J public elementary school in whion he ii or is desirous of being employed. It is not uncommon to find cither in the advertisement rof tne vacancy or in subse- quent correspondence with applicants for tho post an intimation that tno teaoher will be re- quired to play the organ m church or teaolhm the Sunday sohool, or to perform some other duty unconnected with the work of the school. The Board think it necessary to remind local education authorities and managers that any such requirement is invalid, and that its en- forcement may involve a relusal by the Board to recognise the toaihor, a.nd, further, may even disont.tlc the school to turther iceognitioii as a public elementary school. Suoh being the ca.se, the Board think .t desirable to warn school managers that the continued recognition of the school correspondent by whom the advertisement 1 ou- intimation has bon issued might be rendered impossible. Even in Cases vvnere the discharge of extraneous duties is not made a condition of appointmont, but is merely suggested to appli- cants as a moans of increasing their income, it would be right that a loeal authority should satisfy themselves that educational qualifications have not been subordinated to a capacity and willingness on the part of the candidate to play the organ in church, to teach in a Sunday school, or to undertake any other work not connected with the usual duties of a teacher of a publio elementary school. From various incidents which have occurred recently the Board think it dea.rable to impress upon lo al education authori- ties and managers the necessity for making the teaching oapac-ity and the educational qualifi- cations of the candidate the essential considera- tions in appointments to teaching posts in public elementary schools. On the motion of Mr. Alfred T. Davies, it was decided to nd a copy of the letter to every school manager in the county. BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE WELSH LANGUAGE. Mr. J. Wilcoxon moved the following resolu- tion:—"We respectfully call the attention of the Board of Education to the omission from the regulations and syllabus for the King's Scholar- ship Examinations and from the Code of 1907 of Welsh subjects; we trust the omission is due to inadvertence, and we hope 'that your Board will reconsider the matter and restore the subject of Welsh to a position of at least equal importance to that which it enjoyed in the Codes for formei, years." Ha said he oould not understand the reason for the ohange which had been made, and the harsh treatment accorded to Wales, unless. it was a desire to lay a whip upon that country owing to the revolt, Mr. Gomer Roberts seoonded. Mr. A. T. Davies said this was an attack upon the Welsh nation, and was a national matter. Little Finland would not stand it, and even Poland would not stand it; why should it be tolerated by Wales? He suggested that the reso- lution now proposed, in addition to being sent to the Board of Education, should be forwarded to the Welsh members of Parliament and to all the Welsh educat.on authorities, with a, view of the Welsh members being urged to act together _g( tor the purpose of bringing pressure to bear upon the Board of Education. Mr. Wilcoxon accepted this addition. The resolution was carried unanimously. STAFF REARRANGEMENTS. Mr. D. S. Davies moved the confirmation of the report of a sub-committee who had con- sidered the question of the rearrangement of the Education Office staff. He. said he was pleased that the restoration to good health of the clerk, Mr W. R. Evans, enabled them to continue to receive his valuable services. It had been de- cided to hand over certain duties to the organiser, M'r. J. C. Davies. and to increase his salary by £ 50 a. year. Mr. Davies had not applied for any increase, but the Committee considered that he thoroughly desevved it. An extra clerk was given him, and the total increase in the cost of the office staff would-be E140 per annum. The cost of the secretaries' department would now be £ 690, and that of the -organiser's department I E518 per annum, or a total of £ 1,208. It was the unanimous opinion of the Committee that the work of the office had been admirably carried out under exceedingly great pressure. There was no county of the same size where the adminis- tration expenses were lower than in Denbigh- shire, and there had not been a complaint of delay in replying- to any communication, as to which not all the counties in Wales were so hon- pily situated. (Hear, hear.) The recommendations were unanimously adopted, and Mr. W. R. Evans thanked the Com- mittee on behalf of his brother officials and him- self.
SHREWSBURY UNIONIST CANDIDATE. —The Shrewsbury Central Conservative Associa- tion on Wednesday night adopted Sir Clement Hill as their candidate in place of Mr. H. D. Greene, K.C., M.P., who is retiring. He is a Fiscal reformer.
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CONNAH'S QUAY PETTY SESSIONS. aa if THURSDAY.—Before Messrs. Charles Davison (in the ohair), John Watk,nson, Thomas John Reney, and Herbert Watkinson. A FEEBLE EXCUSE.—Daniel Roacoe, of Greetfibank-place, Connah's Quay, and William Smith, of 30, Primrose-street, Connah's Quay, labourers, wcire summoned by Henry Young, gamekeeper on the Kelsterton estate, for tres paseing in pursuit of game. Tho informant &&,d that at 7.3U a.m. on Monday, November 6th, he aw the defendants trespassing on a, field adjoin- ing Kelsterton, in tho occupation of Mr. Thomas Bate. They carried guns and weoe accompanied by dogs. The defendants, who admitted tree- passing, but said they were not after game, were each fined 5s. and 4s. 8d. costs. FRAUDULENT RAILWAY TRAVELLER.— A young man of military bearing named Morris Griffiths Morris, an iron worker, residing at 207, High-street, Connah's Quay, was summoned for travelling on the London and North-Western Railway without having previously paid his fare, I and with intent to avoid the payment thereof.— Mr. John Fenna appeared for the Railway Co., and the defendant, who was undefended, ad- mitted that he travelled without paying his fare, but denied the intent to avoid payment. Robt. Henry Ellis, in the service of the Railway Co., said that on the arrival at Connah's Quay Station of the 11.10 p.m. treiin from Chester on Saturday, September 9th, he called I-,ht- attention of the st.a.tionmasteir to a man on the opposite platform. He crossed the line and found the defendant ly- ing on his face under tho bridge. When he asked for his ticket- defendant tried to strike him. He closed with the defendant, and then oulled for assistance. Defendant said he had .no money and no ticket, and when on the bridge he struggled to get away.—Edward John Davies, w. railway porter, said he went to the assistance of the last witness.—Evan John Grifnths, station- mastetr at Connah's Quay, said defendant was brought to him by the last witness. Defendant said he 'had come from Chester, and that he had no ticket and no money.—Defendant now sadd he had had a. drop of drink: on tho ir.isjht in question, and was pulled into t,he carriage by friends, who promised to pay his fare but did not do so.-A fine of 10a. and 12s. costa was imposed, but the defendant thanked the bocioh and elected to servo the alternative punishment of seven days's im- prisonment.
COUNTY POLICE COURT. SATURDAY.Bef ore Mes.,rs. H. D. Trelawny (pre- siding), R. T. Richardson, J. W. McFie, and Wm. Williams, tho Hon. C. T. Parker and Col. Evans-Lloyd. A HOOLE ANTI-VACCINIST.—Eirncst Kon- drick 18, Suinptor-pathway, IIoolc, applied for a.n order exempting his child from vaco-nation. He stated that tie conscientiously believed that vaccin- ation would be prejudicial to, the health of his ohild.-The Chairman: Good gracious! What an aatonishing thing it is. Have you ever asked a doctor about it?—Applicant made no m-ply.- The Chairman: What has made you think so ? Is it merely conscience, or do you know people who-. Applicant: I know people who have suffered in consequcncc of vaccination.—The Ohairman It is a most extraordinary thing, but I suppose we will have to grant it.—The appli- oation was granted. GAVE A WRONG ADDRESS. Morris Cohen, commercial traveller, of Hoole, was sum- monsed for riding a bicycle on the footpath on the \Vrexham-roa.el.- The offence having bevn proved by a constable, the Hon. Cecil Parker ob- served that it was high timo cycling on -the foot- path on this road was stopped. The footpath was oovered with bicyclo tracks, although the road was amply wide enough for bicycles to pass carriages.—Tho constable said defendant gave him a wrong address, and it was only after four days of troublesome inquiry that witness aseer- tained his oorrect address.—A fine of 2s. 6d. and costs was imposed. AN UNSUCCESSFUL ALIBI.—George Mas- sey, of Christleton, and John Massey, his brother, residing at Spital Walk, Boughton, were sum- moned for trespassing in pursuit of game on land in the occupation ot Samuel Lunt, at Christie- ton, on the 25th ult.—Mr. E. S. Giles, on behalf of complainant, said on Saturday Mr. Lunt went on the land with a friend named Williamson for the purpose of ferreting. While so engaged they saw two men in the next field bending over a spot where oomplainant knew there were rabbit burrows. Presently the men shouted, a. dog yelped, and a rabbit came along tho side of the fence almost to where oomplainant was standing. The dog followed up and ono of the defendants, Geo. Massey, rap close up to tho fence where Mr. Lunt was in hiding. Mr. Lunt then jumped over the fence and said, "It is no use your run- ning away Massey. I have got you at last." He was so close to the man that he could not possibly have mistaken him. Massey, however, rait away 'with his dog. Mr. Lunt then turned his attention to the other defendant, who was noar the rabbit burrows, and direotly he got within twenty or thirty yards of him, the latter observed his approach and ran off, Lunt exclaim- ing, "Stop! it is no use your running away Massey; I know you." Oomplainant warned the defendants against game trespassing twelve months ago.—Evidence in support of this statement hav- ing been given by the oomplainant, Mr. Wil- liamson and another witness, the defendants en- tered the witness box in turn and pleaded a.n alibi.—George Massey stated he was in Chester on the afternoon in question, and gave a circum- stantial account of his doings.—-Cross-cxaiwinod by Mr. Giles You were not poaching that after- noon? No.—You never do poach? No; I have not done lately.—When did you poach last? About six years back. I only walked acrcss a field, and they called that. poachillg.-Everybod.v calls it poaching when you walk across a neld? Yes.—And the worst you have ever done was to walk across a field six years ago? Yes.—Were you ever warned by Lunt? No.—The other defendant stated he was at his aunt's at Christleton that afternoon, and afterwards walked to Chester.— Samuel Woodfin, stonemason, Queen-street, and George Broster, an employe, gave evidence in support of the alibi. The former witness, cross- examined by Mr. Giles, said when George Massey told him of the charge against him and asked him to be a witness, he did not mention the time- at which he was alleged to be trespassing.—The magistrates were unanimously of opinion that the case was proved, and fined each defendant 10s. and costs. AN OLD HAND.—Robert Hill, a tramp, was charged with damaging a cell door at Chester Workhouse on the previous day.—Mr. Dugdale, labour master, said he put prisoner along with other men to saw wood, but as he refused to do the work he was removed to a stone cell. Later in the day he smashed the cell door. saying he was cold and wanted to come out. Witness told him he need not have been cold as he had plenty of work to keep him warm. Witness described prisoner as "an old hand."—Prisoner was sent to gao,l for fourteen days.
PHOTOGRAPHIC LECTURE -At the Gros- venor Museum on Friday evening Mr. J. W. Eadie (of Kodak Ltd.) lectured before the photographic section on the subject of Photographic possibili- ties." The lecture was beautifully illustrated by means of lantern slides, and a select collection of pictorial prints. Mr. J. Bairstow presided over a good attendance. KICKED BY A HORSE.Joseph Shone, a farm labourer, of Guildcn Sutton, was on Thursday admitted to Chester Infirmary suffer- ing from a severe fracture of the leg, sustained by a kick from a horse in a stable in Milton- street. Shone had just brought a load of stfaw into the town, aind having unharnessed his two horses, was preparing their food when one of the animals lashed out and kicked him severely on the right leg.
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