Hate gfofrerttsement PRESTATYN.-BUNGALOW, near shore; three bedrooms, two sitting-rooms, bath- room (h. and c. water), all modern conveniences. TO BE LET cheap.—Roberts, 14, West Parade, Rhyl. 712
"COURANT" TIME TABLE. With this issue of the "Chester Courant" is presented our monthly Railway Time Table and Diary for October, 1906.
PRINCESS OF WALES. The Princess of Walos arrived at Euston this morning from Ballater. 'She was accompanied by the Duchess of Acsta.
THE DREADNOUGHT. SATISFACTORY TRIALS. Tho preliminary steam trials of the battle- ship Dnadncught, whkh toc-k place yesterday, are officially reported to have proved very satis- factory. She again L'ft Spithcad this morning for a further preliminary run. ♦
NO SMALL CONCEIT. EGOTISTICAL FREE CHURCHMEN. The Rev. F. Meyer, in his presidential ad- dress to the Baptist Union at Huddersfield, to- day, referred incidentally to the Congo ques- tion, and characterised the King of the Bdgianb as an inhuman menster. Speaking of the edu- oat:on question, he said th-y could not submit to drastic amendments by the House of Lords. The free churches were more fitted to give directions and ton J to the new age than the Established Church, which at best stood forth for the mediaeval typo of Chr:sti.a:i;ty.
CHURCH CONGRESS. OPENED TO-DAY. The forty-sixth annual Church Congress was opened at Barrow-in-Furness th-a morning, official sermons being preached by the Bishops of Ripon, Birmingham and Liverpool. Tho Bishop of Birmingham, in h:s address at the Church Congress, ea:d the worst feature of the Catholic movement in the Church of England was that its representatives were so little con- scious of their failure to become identified with the working people. The Bishop of Carlisle, as president, said many -e of the differences between Churchmen and Non- conformists might bJ speedily settled by the dis- position of closer unity of purpose. At present they met only at a distance. The present danger of the church was that cf going too near tho Middle Ages. The only choice now aa a reform or as ruin was fresh development or certain decay. He besought them to sink their differences and break materialism to pieces with the forces of the living God. 4
GREAT BALLOON RACE. There waa a speedy elimination in the inter- national balloon race for the Gordon-Bennett cup. nearly half of the competitors descending in Northern France. Others who crossed the Channel made descents in various parts of England. Inquiries rnado yesterday morning at the Aero Club, the Automobile Club, and Mr. Rolle's works in London shew that no news has been received at cither place as to the where- abouts of the Hon. C. S. Rolls, in charge of the balicon Britannia. The Press Association was also informed by Mr. Perrin, secretary of the Aero Club, that nothing whatever was known as to the course the balloon had taken. Aeronauts were very anxious to learn news of the balloon, which it was thought might have been carried north to Scotland or over the North Sea. Mr. Rolla, who is accompanied by Colonel Capper, expressed preparedness to pass two rights in mid air if necessary. THE RESULT. AMERICAN HONOUR. [EXCIBNGF, CQ. 's TKLKCKAMJ. Paris, Tuesday. The leading competitors in the bilioon race have been placed as folio,,vs Lieut. Lahn. America; second, :nor Von Wilier, Italy third, Comte de la Vaulx, France fourth, the Hon. C. S. Rolls. England. MR. ROLLS'S DESCENT. Later, the Press Association telegraphs :—The Hon. C. S. Rolls descended last evening at half- past six, at a spot between Sandringham and the If a.
CUB HUNTING, The North Cheshire met at Alvanley Schools at 6 a rn. on Saturday. A thick fog hung over tho land for somo t iro, but hounds managed to hunt. A letter of cubs were supposed to dwell close to Heisby. but after son HI patent draw- ing it wns found they had discovered frcsoh quarters. Fox Hill. Micklcda'c, gave hounds a brace, and after a good bustling about one left the hills, while the other paid the penalty, hounds killing him near Overton, Smmon's Hill was blank, but on going into the Fa: est near the New Po'c Farm at least three foxes were in front of hounds With scent not too good, they drove 0:0 fox fast thiough the Forest over the Norlcy read to B!akcmere. Hounds were slopped near Dol-amero Station, wm po,- '()n of the pack being left with the other foxes. BLUECAP.
G 0 L F. CHESTER CLUB. There was a fair entry for the September Box Sweep v. Bogey. Mr. R. S. Johnston, with a food card shewing three up, put a win in for the nal and took two-thirds of the sweep. Best results:— R. S. Johnston (5) 3 up F O. Roberts (scr) all even R. Kellock (10) do. J. Frater (11) do. J. Reynolds (7) 1 down G..T.Johnston(T)) 1 do. Major R. Massie (8) 3 do. W. A. Y. Churion (8) 4 do. F. B. Summers (15) 7 do. Major Gosset (14) 9 do. CHESTER LADIES' CLUB. The Chester ladies have just finished a two days' eclectic competition over the men's short course for a prize given by Mr. A. H. Evans, half handicap being allowed. The weather was delightful, and the prize was won by Miss Huttos with 81 nett. The opening day's first and second sweeps were respectively taken by Miss Evans and Mrs. Dickson, and the like sweeps on the second day were claimed by Mrs. Darby and Miss Fletcher. There were 15 entries. Returns:— Miss Hutton 93—12 81 MiFletcher 87— 4j. 824 Miss Evans 8(>— l| 84i Mrs. Darby 9o— 9 A SGj Mrs. Hirst. 97- 1) Mrs. F, O. Evans 92— 3J. 8S £ Miss Comber 99— (>$.. V2h Mr3. Dickson 103— 9^ 93| Miss K. A. Hughes 97- 3 94 Miss F. Shand 106— 8^ 97^ Mi-s. Patrick Ill— 9i.,101 £ Miss Shand 115— 9 .10G Miss C. Dickson 119—12 .107 Miss Comber .109 Miss Dickson 135—14 .121
ECCLESTON. MONSTER POTATOES.—In the window of Messrs. Dicksons, nurserymen, Eastgate- street, are to be seen some remarkable specimens of potatoes grown in the garden of Mr. E. Wells, of Eccleston. The half dozen shapely tubers shewn weigh just twelve pounds, the biggest turning the scale at 21b. 9oz. They are of the Up-to-Date variety, the seed coming direct from Scotland, and they were grown without any specially forcing manure. Mr. Wells has had an enormous crop this season, ftod fortunately there is no indication of disease.
THE DEE THREATENED. 1 BIRKENHEAD AND THE ALWEN. PARTICULARS OF THE SCHEME. The Birkenhead Town Council unanimously decided on Monday to proceed with their own scheme to provide water to the town from Pont- y-Alwen, in Waiea. It was owing to the re- fusal of the City Council to sanction the agree- ment. to supply Birkenhead with water that the Birkenhead CouDel met to pass their own scheme. The Mayor (Mr. W. G. Wall) pre, sided. The standing orders were suspended to enable the Council to oons'der and determine upon several matters in connection, with the scheme. Alderman Blccr moved the adoption of the minutes of the Gas a.nd Water Committee, w'th tho exception of nll dealing with the remunera- t on to be paid Mr. Deacon, the engineer ap- pointed to oarry out the undertaking. He gave tho Council a synopsis of the agreement, tho first part of wh oh dealt with the promotion and carrying through of tho Bi!l in the next session of Parliament. The second part dealt with the construction of the woiks after Parliament had approved tho Bill and the Coiporation were in possession of tho neccssaiy statutory poweis to commenco work. Mr. Deacon, the agreement ponied out, was to bo appointed engineer-in- cnief for tho co-n-rtruct on of the proposed works. Tho Corpol e,cn would pay him for commission, fees and in" full discharge of all claims for his services £ 20,000, in cei-ta n proportions, the first proportion of which, kS,000, would become pay- abie after the working plans and drawings had been prepared. Alderman Bloor explained that it was provided in- the agreement that whether tho cost of the works exceeded the estimate or not. no sum beyond 220.000 was to be payable to Mr. Deacon under part 2 of the agieement. A preliminary agreement would bo submitted dealing with Mr. Deacon's services and remuner- ation up to the time of t.ho passing into an Act of tho proposed Bill. Paragraph three of the agreement stated that upon the deposit of plans in November the Corporation would pay to Mr. Deacon JE650, and upon the Royal assent bo ng g.ven to the Bill L420 in full discharge; but if the Bill was rejeotod, withdrawn or prevented going on. the Corporation will pa.y to him C735, instead of £ 420, in full discharge. Nothing was to preclude the Corporation's withdraw.ng tho Bill if they saw fit. If the passage of the Bill should be prevented before its first reading, Mr. Deacon would oo..entitled to only a portion of the £ 1,365. Alderman Luke Lees seconded, and the motion was carr ed. Alderman Bloor moved the confirmation of the report of the Gas and Water Coram ttee to the Council, dated the 18th May, 1906. embody- ing the report and appendices of the special sub-committee appointed to make full inquiry and report as to tiho present and future supply of water to Birkenhead, dated the 23rd April, 1906. He sa d that on tho 23rd April the com- mittee -drafted their rcpoit, "which they had prepared on this particular scheme. In due course the Council paid an official visit to the sites of the proposed re servo rs in Wales Had things go no on ill the r natural course, it would have been his duty to call a special meeting of the Counoil. at wlvoh the scheme would have been submitted, but on the 2nd June a com- mun'cation wa. received from Liverpool asking whether. after all, it would not bo possibe for the two Water Committees to come to an agree- ment in regard to tho supply of water to Bir- konhoad. Eventually, in consequence of the terms offered by Liverpool being marke-diy bet- ter than thoso previously offeree, an agree- mJn-t was come to as between the two Water Committees. He need not remind the Council what was the fate of that. It was approved by tho Birkenhead Council, but rejected by the Liverpool Council, muoh to the satisfaction of soma members of that Council (hear, høar)- a.nd perhaps not much to the regret of ma.ny others. (Hear, hear, and laughter.) He did not th:nk lie was bound to say much with regard to tho decision of the Liverpool Council, but he would permit himself to make one observation. The advantages of that agreement were greater for Liveipool than for Birkenhead. He might also say that the Gas and Water Committee only dee ded by a narrow majority in favour ot the Liverpool p.oposals. Those proposals con~ tained advantages that it was desirable for them, if possible, to reeure. He thought the time would come when Liverpool wou'd regret having faded to take advantage of the opportunities offered by associating Birkenhead with herself in the sllpplyof water. The suggestion made by hver- pool that Birkenhead should buy her surplus water, for which shn had no possible uoo and for such a time as it might be convenient for L'verpool to sell it at a satisfactory pr.-ce, rivght suit Liveipcol, but it would not suit Birken- head. There, were. two fatal objections to it. One was that it would n.-cess'tate the abandon- mont of the:r own scheme, which was ripe to fruition, and at the same- time Birkenhead wou.d bo left with the problem of providing herse.t with an independent supply. Following upon Liverpool's decis'on, it seemed to him, ana to the committee, that they natura ly revened to their original choice, namely, the gravitaton scheme. That was tho scheme he submitted to them that day, and which he hoped would be to them that day, and which he hoped would be adunted. In the first place, the scheme coiud be either a small ono or a large one. It oon- s sted of three parts, eaoh of which cou.d be carried out separately, or together, if oes iab.e. ih° WOULD COST £ 1,749,C00. Those figure* need not frighten them, because with that expenditure they acquired a supp.y ot water for the whole of Birkenhead ^.d district for a century. That was the full extent of the ft."h"mc. The committee only proposed to pro- ofed with one part of the ^>eme that part described "A." the cost of which was esti- m,ui] ,1 £ 740 COO. For that sum they would get r^ppty of water «K*ual to 7.000,000 gallons a day, with a million gallon* rcwrvo, the second instalment amounting to 5,500.000 gal.ons. In- cluded in that sum they got authoring ground of 6.500 acnes, and a roerfbir which would contain 2,100,000.000 gallon* together with the water that would have to be delivered down the stream of which might be called compensation water It also included filter beds, pipe line, an aqueduct to Birkenhead, with balancing tanks on the way, an additional service reservoir, and sufficient money to purchase the sites of reser- voirs B and C. As to B and C he did not think it was necessary for him to refer, inasmuch as the scheme "A" would provide for the towns wator supply until 1942. The question of quality was also before them. The committee had taken every precaution to be satisfied m regard to that matter. They had had eampies taken of the water from the localty, and ho read the report of tho analysts on the matter, which confi-mcd the previous statement of "vir. Deacon. There were some members of the Council who were sceptical as to the character of the works. They fiaid that such works had scarcely ever been carried out, and that the scheme would not prove an excep- tion to the general rule. Vyrnwy was quoted as a proof of their argument. If they con- sidered various details in the Vyrnwy and the Birkenhead schemes, the Council's scheme was a very small one as compared with that of Liverpool. He was convinced, as was his committee, that the scheme would be carried out, within the estimate. Their engineer was probably the most capable water engineer in England to-day, and he had had a most varied and extensive ex- perience with regard to undertakings of the description they were considering. Mr. Deacon had over and over again assured them that he had amply provided in his estimate for every conceivable contingency, and he evidenced, as they might have noticed on the proposed agree- ment, hw faith in the sufficiency of that estimate by agreeing not to aek for any additional com- mission in case the expenditure of the scheme should exceed that of the estimate. The com- mittee had not the slightest hesitation in saying that they believed the estimate would not be exceeded. (Hear, hear.) The question naturally rose as to whether Birkenhead could afford an expenditure of so large a sum as £ 740,000 upon a scheme of water supply. His answer to that was "Yes." He quoted statistics of the debt incurred by other municipalities on similar undertakings, and he said in comparison with other towns the debt of Birkenhead per head of the population would not be excessive. After all, the question of debt must not be looked at from that point of view. Water had to be sccured whether it created debt or not. The question, it appeared to him, waa one as to ¡ whether the proposals they made for obtaining tho water were the best they could devise. What effect could tho new debt have upon the water charges? The present charges for water were for domestic consumption l(}d. in the pound. Under the new scheme the charges would be 16. 4d. in the pound for domestic consumption and Is. Ijd. for trade consumption. He might mention that those rates, although very much higher than previously, would still be lower than waa being paid at the present moment by their 'I townsmen who had the misfortune to reside in Oxton and Rock Ferry. (Laughter.) Those rates would diminish, however, year by year. That was to say, that in consequerco of the in- creased consumption of water that would take place until 1939, or something near that, the charges would be reduced to about the same as they were at the present time. There was another matter he would mention. Immediately they got their scheme completed and the water ready there would be a large surplus of water, of which the Council might be in a position to dispose. It was very probable that they might have customers for that surplus water, and Bir- kenhead could afford to supply the water at a nominal figure, because they had the mains running through the area. It would cost Birken- head nothing, and it would be a clear profit, which would help to go in reduction of the charges for water for the rest of their consumers. He had estimated the deficiency of water and tho necessity of a new supply for themselves, and the Council had already affirmed that such a scarcity did exist. The report of Mr. Deacon had been supported by the testimony of Sir Alexander Binnie. The committee had taken every possible precaution as far as most careful consideration could suggest it to them, to sub- mit to the Council a scheme absolutely perfect in every part. He was satisfied that the scheme under notice was the cheapest and best ever submitted to any town in search of a supply of water, and if the Council adopted it they would be doing the best they could for themselves, and conferring a debt upon posterity, for which the latter would have every reason to be grate- ful. (Loud applause.) Several members of the Council aim supported the scheme, which was then carried unanimously and with applause.
CHESTER. Mr. T. Butler prcs:'ck-d over a meeting of this Board held yesterday (Tuesday). THE OUT-RELIEF PROBLEM. COMMITTEE APPOINTED. The Board had under oons i de ration the ques- tion of appo nting a committee to investigate tho causoa of the inoreas in expenditure on out door relief, and to make recommendations, if possible, w.th the object, of reducing the ex- penditure. Mr. Wedge wood said he d'd not see what good could bo dono by the appointment of a committee Mr. Brown said during the revision of the out- door cases at the last meeting he noticed that many eases were allowed to pass that ought in his opin on to have been disallowed. Ho strongly advocated the appointment of a oom- mittee to try to a!ter the ex sting state of things, which he charaoterised as disgraceful. He thought tho Union ought to be ticketed "Pau- per manufactory." (Cries of "Oh, oh.") The Chairman, quoting from Mr. Dansey's rrl, statement of pauperism, said it would appear that the shortcomings of the Chester Union were entirely in the direction of outdoor Ie- lief. Mr. Honry Preston sa'd he was rather proud that they did give more outdoor relief than some other unions, and in doing so they were only carrying out the suggestions of the Local Governraeint Board. He remembeied a o rcular whioh was issued by that authority suggesting that guardians ought to be more liberal in out door relief. He thought this Boaid had been carrying out their suggestions honestly and fairly. He was opposed to the appo'ntment of a committee- which wou.'d draw up a set of hard and fast rules, wh:ch would bind the guardians in all cases of o-ut-roief. They ought to be left froo and unfettered to deal with all cases upon their own merit*. Mr. W. Vernon suggested an alteration in the system of revision by revising one-half of the out-relief eases every three months. He thought it would be a good t.hing to appoint a commit- tee to inqu'ro thoroughly into the matter. Mr. R. Ithell said nobody had more sympathy with the deserving poor than he, but he thought the members of tho Board should be vory care- ful in granting out-:el:cf in new cases, and not be extravagant. Mr. H. Crowder failed to see that the Board had been extravagant* The Cleik (Mr. W. Turnoek) rose to a point of ordc-r. Tho subject of out-rclicf was not be- fore them that day for discuss on. The question was simply as to tho appointment of a commit- tee. Mr. Brown then proposed that a committee be appo nted. This was seconded by Mr E. Dean and canted, the members appointed on the com- mittee being Messrs. Brown. II, Crowder, Rowo Morris, E. Dean, T. Knowles and T. N'xon. with the ohairman ex officio. REFRESHMENTS FOR GUARDIANS. A notice of motion appeared on the agenda in the name of Mr. E. Dedn, that. application be made to the Local Government Board to sanc- tion the provision of a d'nner foe the guardians. The Clerk appealed to Mr. Dean not. to press his motion. Mr. Dean said ho was willing not to press it, provided that every guard;an could have a cup of tea or coffco if he wanted it. Ma-ny guardians refused to have a glass of milk because it did not agree with them. (Laughter.) Saincrural members had to leave home at eight o'clock to attend a Board mooting, and as they often sat till three o'clock, lie thought they were en-titled to some better refreshment than they had at present. The Clerk said the Master would provide toa- or coffee if required, and Mr. Dean expressed himself as satisfied..
WHITCHURCH. A meeting of the Whitchurch Board of Guar- dians was held on Friday, Mr. Evan Langley (chairman) presiding. Tenders for the supply of articles for use in tho house during the ensuing quarter were la;d before the Board, and the following were ac- cepted :—Groceries, Mr. Horton flour, Mr. Waiker; boots and shoes, Mr. Martin; drapciry, Mr.. Whittingliam; coal, tho Wigan Coal and lion Company; meat, Mr. R. Sharps; haulage. Mr. W. Eaton; coffins. Mr. Arrowsmith. The Rev. J. L. Vincent (chaplain) wrote stating that ho had reoeivod from Mr. P. II. Wright, on behalf of tho Whitohurch Football Club, the sum of £ 1, 15s. 5d.. from the proceeds of the trial match, for the Old People's Com- foi'ts' Fund.—On tho motion of Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Vernon, the thanks of the Board were tendered for this kindness. APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT MATRON. Miss Dawson, of Wellington, appeared before tho Board in support of her application for the post of assistant matron she had completed her poriod of trial in the house, and the matter had been postponed till this meeting. Miss Dawson now expressed her willingness to accept tho office as a permanency, but said she hoped the Board could see their way clear to effect some improvements in her quartoia. Mr. W. H. Smith moved, and Major Godsal seconded, that she be appointed.-Tho was oooptcd The master's application for superannuation being decided upon at tho la-st meeting, the Clerk now reported that the amount of super- annuation payable to the master waa £ 52, 6s. lOd. per annum. The matron's application was now again con- sidered, and the Clerk reported that he had taken legal advice, and this waa to the effect that the guardians were not liable, in view of the explanation given by the medical officer of his certificate. The Chairman pointed out that the obvious position of the guardians was that if the matron was legally entitled to her superannuation they would have no hesitation in saying so; and on the other hand, if she was not legally entitled to it, the guardians had a duty to perform for tho ratepayers, and they would not bo justified in paying it. (Hear, hear.) It was pointed out that the Local Government Board would deal with an appeal if such were made. It was unanimously decided that the master's amount of superannuation be as stated, and the matron's application be refused, APPOINTMENT OF VACCINATION OFFICER. There were nine applicants for this post— Messrs. J. Carr, R. Clay, T. W. Chubb, H. Daw- son, A. Ledsham, G. Itoevos, II. Smith, J. H. Simister, and C. Tomlinson. The usual testimonials, etc., were read, and on a vote being taken it was found that Mr. Reeves had been accoided 22 votes and Mr. Chubb 6 (28 guard ans being present arid voting), and the former was thereupon declared cloctcd.
CORRESPONDENCE. 4 "LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION." TO THE EDITOR. Sir,-A voice came forth in stentorian tones siying "Leave those alone. Put them back." Two little urchins helping themselves to the nuts in front of a Chester shop. They evidently thought no one saw them. But lo, the Ven. Archdeacon was just roming round the corner when his stentorian voice startled the little thieNe3, and they dropped the nuts as if they were hct potatoes, and tcok to their heels. Now, s r, who is to blame—the man who put tho nuts there, or the poor tempted little "kidis" who, perhaps, don't get a nut to orack once in six months? They may get a crack without the nut, or perhaps on the "nut" if temptation is st 11 in their way.—Yours, EYE-WITNESS.
DEATH OF GENERAL COOPER 4 FORMER RESIDENT OF CHESTER. Major-General William Spencer Cooper, oclonel of the 19th Prinoess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment), died on Monday in Lon- don at the age of 80 y.ars. The general fi.:rmer.y commanded the 23rd Regimental Dis- trict (Wrexham), and lived in Utiester, where he will be well remembered by many old Cc-s- trians. He had a distingu.s'ned career. Enter- ing the Army in June, 1843, he became lieu- tenant in 1845, and served with the 18th Royal Irish throughout the Burmese campaign of 1852-3, taking part in tho capture of Rangoon and Piomc and other minor affairs. He ob- tained the medal with clasp for Pegu. lie waa gazetted captan in January, 1855. He afterwards served in the Indian Mutiny cam- paign, for which he held the medal. In 1858 he iierved as assistant quarter master-general to tho expeditionary force on the Eusufzui frontier under Sir S. Cotton, and in the same capacity with the expeditionary force in the VVazin country under Brigadier-General Chamberlain in December, 1859 (m-tdal with clasp). He was gazetted major in May, 1865, lieutenarit- co.on-iil May, 1867, colonel April, 1872, and major-general Oetobe-T, 1882. From 1885 to 1888 he commanded the first infantry brigade at AldrdlOt. He was appointed oolcnel ot the Yorkshire Reg.mcnt in September, 1902.
CHESTER S UNIONIST AGENT. -+- PRESENTATION TO MR. HALLIDAY. Mr. G. W. Halliday, who some months ago came from Shipley to take up the position of Unionist agent for Chester, was on Friday last required to pay a brief return visit to Shipley oil pieasant busineffl. It waa felt by the Unionists of the Shiploy Division that they could not allow him to sever his official connection with them without some tangible proof of the esteem in which they all held him. Accordingly it was decided to mako a presentation to him, and tho interesting event took place on Friday evening at the Sun Hotel, Shipley. The preeen- tation took the shape of an illuminated address, a purse of over J350, and a timepiece bearing tho following inscription:—"Presented to Mr. G. W. Halliday, in cordial recognition of his valued and devoted services as the secretary and registration agent of the Shipley Division regi Unionist Association." The text of the addrer,a was as follows: We, the Unionist workers and fri-ends in the Shipley Division of Yorkshire, desire to place on record our appreciation of tho valuable services rendered by you to the Unionist cauee, and to express our regret at your leaving us to take up important duties in the city of Chester. During tho nine years you have been in tho Shipley Division you have, by your uniform courtesy, endeared yourself to men of all shades of rolitieal opinion, and by your un- tiring energy and zeal have contributed in no small degree to the success of the Unionist principles in the division. In prosenting to you. thi-i token of our esteem and regard, wo wish you every prosperity in your new sphere, and trust that you may long be spared to labour oil behalf of the principles which you have so much at heart." The speakers alluded in terms of unstinted praise to Mr. Halliday's organising ability and his splendid record in the division. The Chairman congratulated Chester on having obtained tho services of Mr. Halliday. The latter suitably acknowledged the complimentary references and the gifts.
SUDDEN DEATH OF MR. W. LEDSOM f WELL-KNOWN WIRRAL COUNCILLOR. Tho totally, unexpected news spread round Heswall on- Saturday night of the passing away of Mr. William Ledsom, one of the most widely known public men of Wirral. The deceased, who was in his seventieth year, was taken sud- denly ill on Saturday, and, notwithstanding the greatest attention, he rapidly succumbed to an attack of peritonitis, at his residence, Belle Vuo Cottage, about eight o'clock on Sunday night. Mr. Ledsom was for many years a prominent member of the Wirral Rural District Council and the Wirral Board of Guardians, and he had also been a member of the Heswall Parish Council ever since its inception, holding the office of vice-chairman of that body for the past four years. So late as last Tuesday the deceased took a prominent part in the transactions of the Heswall Parish Council at their monthly meet- ing, and he was appointed a member of the sub-committee formed for the purpose of dealing with the question of public footpaths in Heswall. Under the new educational regime Mr. Ledsom was in 1903 appointed on the Hoylake and West Kirby Administrative Sub-committee of the Cheshire Education Committee. The deceased was also identified with the Loyal Order of Ancient Shepherds, having been treasurer of the Heswall branch of that Order for many years. Mr. Ledsom made public service his own hobby with the greatest thoroughness and skill, a fact which caused him to be termed in Heswall "The People's William." His death has created a void which Wirral in general and Heswall in particular will indeed find it hard to fill. The deceased was twice married, and his second wife survives him, together with a grown- up family by the former marriage. In business Mr. Ledsom was an estate and insurance agent. The interment takes place this (Wednesday) afternoon at Heswall Parish Church.
The Rev. J. F. and Miss Howson have gone to the Italian Lakes for holidays, and expect to be away about a fortnight. A marriage h is been arranged, and will shortly take place, between William B. Broeklehurst, M.P., of Butley Hall, Cheshire, and Edith Milliccnt, second daughter of William Walton, of Horsley Priory. Nailsworth, Glos. WILL OF MR. E. CHAPMAN-Mr. Edw. Chapman, of Hill-end, Mcttram. Fellow of Mag- dalen College, Oxford, D.L., J.P., M.P., deputy- chairman of the Great Central Railway Com- pany, chairman of the Wigan Junction Railways Company and the Humber Commercial Railway and Dock Company, and of Messrs. Thompson M'Kay and Company, Limited; director of the Liverpool, St. Helens, and South Lancashire Railway Company; the Oldham, Ashton-undor- Lyne and Guide Bridge Junction Railway Com- pany, and the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation Company, tho South-Eastern Rail- way Company, and tho Kenbrock Estate Com- pany, Limited, who died on the 25th July last, aged 67 years, son of the late Mr. John Chap- man, left estate valued at £ 110,175 gro", with nett personalty L50,355, and probate of his will has boon granted to his widow. Mrs. Elizabeth B. Chapman, and his brother, Mr. George John Chapman, of Cwlecotes, Yorkshire, and Mr. Astley Jepson, of Chancery-place, Manchester, solicitor. Mr. Chapman left £100 to tho in- cumbent of Mottram for distribution among the d'ftsorving poor of the parish, and a life annuity of £ 100 to his wife's companion.
RAILWAY FOR FARNDON. 4 IMPORTANT SCHEME. A FEASIBLE UNDERTAKING. The paragraph published in Saturday's "Observer" announcing that a scheme is afoot for the construction of a new railway to serve the districts of Farndon and Holt is correct in itri essentials. The statement, however, that tho proposed route was from Rossett, via Holt and Farndon, to Waverten, was an inaccuracy, as those conversant with such matters would gather. Rofsctt being on the Great Western line and Waverton on the London and North- western, it is not probable that these competing bodies would unite for a joint line in a new district. The idea which the local promoters of t.ho undertaking have in mind is to offer sufficient inducements to one railway company to form a line that will servo the now neglected strawberry-growing locality of Farndon and link it up with a more profitable terminus. Such a terminus presents itself at Wrexham, with its infinite mineral wealth, and the proposal at present under contemplation is to form a com- mittee for the promotion of a railway, com- mencing on the North-Western system some- where in the neighbourhood of Tattenhall, running through Barton, to Farndon and Holt, and finding its terminus at Wrexham. This is undoubtedly the best plan which has been pre- sented to the public during all the long years that attempts have been made to afford railway facilities for the Farndon district. The local traffic of a purely agricultural area like that under consideration is not adequate to make a railway pay. A light railway has been fre- quently suggested for this part of the country, but it is doubtful if even the expense of a light railway would be recouped on the uncer- tain traffic of this agricultural area. With an outlet at Wrexham, however, matters at once assume r- vastly different aspect. A line running from Wrexham, through Holt and Farndon, to Tattenhall and Crewe, would be an assured success. It would bring Holt within three hours and three-quarters of London, it would give communication with the populous communities of Lancashire and the Midlands, and besides serving tho necessities of the agricultural locality, it would be more than self-supporting through the mineral area tapped at its Denbigh- 6hiro terminus. For the success of this scheme all that is re- quired ia the hearty support of the neighbour- hood, and we understand that this is already assured. In all probability a committee of landowners and others interested in the neigh- bourhood will be formed shortly, to place the matter on a business footing. If the support of a railway company like the North-Western follows, as it ought. in view of the mutual ad- vantages offered, there should be no insuperable difficulty in getting the scheme floated and carried to euccesfe within a measurable period. An encouraging factor not to be overlooked is that the proposed route presents no engineer- ing difficulties, thereby reducing the cost of construction.
UPTON. RAINF-A,LL.-Tlie ra'nfall for the month of September, as taken by Mr. J. D. Thorburn, of Upton Cross, has registered 1 inch and 44-100. Curiously enough, it is almost to a fraction the samo as tho rainfall last September, but the dry September last. year followed, a wet July and August, whereas the average of the three months this year i.s under two inches.
HINDERTON. DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM BOOTH.-Mr. William Booth died at his residence at Hinderton on Wednesday, after a long illness. Deceased, who was about 50 years of tge, was well-known and was highly respected among the Wirral farmers, his _work as a hay trusser bringing him into connection with a considerable section of the agricultural community. The funeral took place at Willaston (Wirral) Parish Church on Saturday.
GRESFORD. LAND PTTRCIIASR-MR. A. Ashworth. of Horsley Hall, has privately purchased from the representatives of the Jate Rev. T. Llewellyn Griffith, rector of Deal, Kent, the Parkside Estate, situate in the parish of Gres- ford, measuring nearly 700 acres, and having several excellent homesteads erected thereon. The property adjoins the Horsley Estate, already belonging to Mr. Ashworth.
BARROW. TABLET.—During the past week a beautiful oak tablet, on which is carved the names of the rectors of Barrow from the year 1313, has bn placed in the church. The tablet is the work and gift of Miss N. Lyle Smyth, Barrow- more Hall. DEATH OF MR. CHARLES HITCHEN.— The death took place rather suddenly on Fri- day evening of Mr. Charloa Hitchen, of Broom- hill, at the advanced age of 84 years. De- ceased had been in failing health for some time. He retired to bed about seven o'clock, and his daughter, on going to him about eleven, found he had passed away. The funeral takes place on Thursday.
AUDLEM WEATHERCOCK III STORY. —Tho old oop- por weathercock, whioh has been a very familiar object on tho tower of the church, was discovered on tho ground on Sunday morning. It is to 00 regilded and replaced. Tho first reforenoo to the bird is in 1718 (August 10), when it was taken down at a cost of 00. 01. 00. spent then 00. 00. 06 mending- taile 00. 02. 00. In 1765 the weathercock was fro Ah gilded, and taken down again in 1801 and 1815. The bird has been shot at with rifle and gun, aa the marks testify. The weight is about 71b., and it is of very grotesque appearance. A heron was seen to alight on one of the hands of tho weathercock post a few days ago.
ROSSETT. POSTAL FACILITIES.-As a result in the alteration of trains this month, the morning despatch now leaves at 9-25 a.m., being ten minutes earlier. The afternoon delivery is twenty minutfR later. LOCAL WEDDINGS.—A pretty wedding was solemnised at the parish church on Wed- nesday, the contracting parties buing Mr. Wm. Uennison Sherwood, of Burton-on-Trent,, and Miss Emily J. Dcdd, The Darland, Rossett. The officiating clergym-to, was the Rev. H. S. Banner, rector of Swottenham.—At the Presby- terian Church, on Wednesday, the marriage tcok place of Mr. J. E. Bellis, of Leeswood, to M rs Louisa. A. Gillam, Burton, Rossett. The officiating minister was the pastor (the Rev. B. Soott Williams, B.D.). A rcocption was afterwards hold at the homo of the bride's brother, Mr. Arthur Gillam, Pistyll, Bank Farm, Marford.
ELLESMERE PORT. VARIETY ENTERTAINMENT. On Thursday and Friday might a variety company oocupied the Central Hall, where a capital per- formance waa given. STEAMBOAT SERVICE.—Messrs. Cam- m-e-ll, Laird and Co. have just completed at the,ir Birkenhead yard, and handed over to the Shropshire Union Canal Company,, a now twin- sc-ew eteamer, whioh is intended for tho service between Ellesmere Port and Liverpool. The 0 nrw vessel, "W. E. Dcrrington," is a fine type of combined tug and paf^cnaer boat, and will take her place on the station during the present week. Comparatively few cutside the local publio are aware what a delightful sail may be had by tho Shropshire Un.ion Canal Co.'s steame-s. The scrvio-s is tidal, s'.arting from their Liverpool pier, close to Live;pool Land- ing Stage, two hours bofe-o high water, and re- turning from Ellesmere Port about two hours I later. It give A a fine opportunity for enjoying the rea breeze, with th:, advantage to many teavell-rTs of no risks cf mal do mor, which so often spoils the enjoyment of trips to seaward.
CHESTER STOCK & SHARE LIST. Reported by Messrs. IVARMSIEY, J moms & Co., 29, East gate Row (North), Chester. CONSOLS SiiJ UA.XH HATS I Present pric. OhcsterCorporation 3i Irredeemable Stock .llti—117 OhesterCorporatien 3 itedeeiialle S,,ocic 90-95 Chester Gas Go 5 A Ordinary Stocii 110-1.3 4 Con Preference Sitouk. 93— 03 ,• Debenture Stock SJ—Jl Chester W ater works Co 71 Consolidated Stock .130-1:5 7 JS'ew Ordinary Stock IsO and 2nd moieties 170—175 to 6 iilO Perpetual Preference Shares, fuliy paid 1GJ—17^ Wrexham and lia.it Denbighshire Water Co ConsÆdated Stock .180-1- Cms. Pref. Stock HJ—117 i, Ordinal y Stick 125—-loU IIawarden& District Water Co £ 10 Shares, fully paid i-B. Nat. Prov. Bank of England, Ltd. 475 Shares, 410 10s. paid. 40j—41; £ 60 Shares, £ 12 paid 47 i—IS j North ana South Walesliank, Ltd. 4 10 Shares, 4 10 paid 33 L' Parr's Bank, Ltd. iUOO Shares, £ 20 paid Slj 7 Lloyd's Bank, Ltd. £.50 Shares, £ 3 paid ^4 o'J Bank of Liverpool, Ltd £ 100 Shares, C12 10s. paid .3f J— 3B| British Law, Life, Fire Insur., Ltd. £ 10Shares, £ 1 paid 31-ti. Chester Boat Co., Ltd £10 Shares, fully paid 7—lu Chester C coa HoukeCo.,Ltd. JE5 C4 5—3 „ Jt.5 „ £ 3 4— Chester Ueneral Cemetery Co £ 5 to fully paid 3j—il Chester New Music Hall Co., Ltd £ 25 „ 8i—1S-J Chester Northjfate Brewery Co., Ltd.- Ord. £10 Shares. 10-10 „ b £ 10 Pref. Shares 11— iz 4 Debentures 92—05 Bent's Brewery, LA. Zio ordinary Shareei 5—54 1 >, 6 £ 10 Pref. Shares SJ—S; Birkenhead Brewery Co., Ltd. £10 Shares, £5 paid.1i-131 £ 10 Shares, fully paid IS* — Chester Grosvenor Hotel Co., Ltd. C20 Shares, fully paid 23-26 Chester queen Itail- way Hotel Co., Ld. X20 Shares, fully paid 21 -¿a t20 A;10 ioi-iii Chester Blossoms Hotel, Ltd. 910 fully paid 9—10 Chester Steam Laundry Co., Ltd. L5 9—L0 Chester Itace Co., Ltd £100 „ £ 75 „ 185—105 Walker, Parker & Co., Ltd .CIO Shares, fully paid, 6 Cum. Pret.3-4 „ „ 4J Debentures Uv—Ua Victoria Pier and Pavilion Co., CoIwyn Bay, Ltd. el Ordinary Shares HalkynDr'inagoCo. J:I0 Shares, fully paid 20—21 Holywell Halkvn Mining and Tun- nel Co., Ltd. £ 1 Shares fully paid 2V6 -15/ Halkyn Mining Co., Ltd 91 Shares, fully paid 3-5 East Haikyn Mining Co.. Ltd. jei fully paid 5J— South Haikyn Min- ing Co., Ltd 91 12/6—17 0 New North IJaikyn Mines, Ltd £ 1 Ord. Shares, fully paid.37/6—42/6 £1 North Hendre Min- ing-Co., Ltd E2 Ift Shares, fully paid 2J—3 Pantyinwyn Mining Co., Ltd £1 Shares, fully paid J—1 Talacre Mining Co., Ltd. £1 Ord. Shares, fully paid £ 1 Pref. 1 United Minera Co. Ltd £ 1 Ord. „ Isle of Man Mining Co., Ltd. (Fox. dale) Minex 25 li—1| "4 Pref., £ 17 10s. paid 25—30 Llanarinon Mining Co., Ltd. 21 Ord., fully paid il Pref. Wirral Railway 3 Debenture Stock 4-7511 „ „ 4% £ 10 Pref. Shares (1835-6) 9}-10* It 4 £ 10 Pref. „ (1393) „ Irre. 4 Pref. Shares (IS96) 8-9t (1899) Si—C>i Wirral Railways Co.. Ltd £ 10 Ord. Shares 1-J —-
WHITBY. WHITBY. BOWLING HANDICAP.—A club handicap for members of the Sportsman's Anns Hotel Club, who had never won a prize this year, was held on Saturday aftr-rnocn. Sixteen members oompated, and some gocd games were played, the final being between Mr. C. Price and Mr. C. Pr,xe, jun., the latter eventually winning a well-fought match, and thus securing the premier prize.
CONNAH'S QUAY. A SATURDAY NIGHT SCENE. tbo Mold justices, on Monday, Samuel Galk-ar, imn- worker, of Shotton, was fined 5s. and lis. 4d.. oosls for being drunk a.nd d sorderly in High- street, Connah's Quay, on tha previous Satur- day night. Defendant's conduct necessitated his removal to the polioo station, and en route he was violent and assaulted P.C. Chcsters —De- fendant, who said he was formerly in the Royal Artillery and was invalided home from Hong King, was advised by the chairman to sign the pledge without delay.
WHITCHURCH. GYMNASTIC SOCIETY.—The annual meet- ing took place on Friday evening, when Mr. H. J. Williams presided. The balance sheet shewed a debit balance of nearly E2, and it was pointed out that thie was entirely duo to a falling off in activo members' subscriptions. A vote of thanks was accorded to Major Godsal (president) for the loan of parallel bars, also to the Urban Council for the use of the baths on advantageous terms; and the secretary was instructed to write to the Council asking for the use of the batht, as usual. All the officers were rc-appointcd. WEDDING CELEBRATION.—An interest- ing function took place in the Whitchurch Town Hall on Saturday evening, when Mr. W. H. Smith entertained his employes from the foundry and showrooms, together with those of his brother (Mr. R. T. Smith, jun.) from the timber yards, at supper at the Town Hall, in celebration of the marriage of his elder son, Mr. W. H. Smith, jun., to Mise Kathleen Read, some three weeks earlier. The company was a large ono, numbering over two hundred. The chair waa taken by Mr. W. H. Smith, who was supported by his father (Mr. R. T. Smith) on the left and his son (Mr. W. H. Smith, jun.) on the right., whilo others present included Mr. Colin T. Smith and Mr. R. T. Smith, jun. The gucste also included the Rev. L. W. Bird, the Rev. E. Veale, tho Rev. T. Law, the Rev. E. I. Lyndon, Dr. Perram, Mr. W. H. Read, Mr. R. B. Jones, Mr. T. C. Duggan, Mr. C. Neave, Mr. J. Carter, Mr. H. Baker, and others. The room was suitably dccorated, and several appropriate mottoes were hung in conspicuous situations. The ladies who appeared later were Mrs. J. W. Read (the mother of the bride, her father being unable to attend through indisposition), Mrs. W. H. Smith, Mrs. W. II. Smith, jun., Mrs. R. T. Smith, jun., Mrs. C. S. Smith, Miss E. Smith, Mia* Smith, Mias A. Smith, Miss M. Read, and MiAc) Neave.—Mr. J. Grindley presented Mr. Harold Smith with a handsome silver tea service on behalf of the foundry employes, and Mr. II. Bruckshaw presented"him with two entree d:shes, pipes and cigar holders on behalf of the employes at the showrooms. Both these gentlemen alluded to the good feeling which had always existed between the recipient and his father's work- people. After lusty cheers and the song For he's a jolly good fellow," Mr. Smith replied with a few suitable remarks.—Mr. R. Birch proposed tho health of the bride and bridegroom, which toast was honoured with much enthusiasm.—Mr. J. Heath proposed the health of Mr. R. T. Smith, sen., and this veneral'e gentleman, nearly 80 years old, indulged th* company in a most interesting speech remini^cont of the early days, of the firm, when his father, a builder of some j repute in the district, launched out into the iron trade and gained considerable fame and notoriety by bending some cast-iron window frames for the chancel of the Whitchurch P;;r:sh no Church, a ticklish piece of work which nobody else appeared to have been able to do, and which really gave the foundry its great start forward, Ho was proud to be present on that occasion, and to feel that men had worked and remained in the firm for three and even four generations. —Mr. G. Davenport afterwards prop.-vod, and Mr. R. Ridgway seconded, the health of the firms of W. II. Smith and Co. and Mr. R. T. Smith, jun.—The'Chairman, in re-por.ding after an enthusiastic reception, expressed his personal pride and happiness at being ab'o to preside over such a gathering on such an occasion, and he offered his thanks to the men for their unfailing loyalty. The chairman subsequently thanked all who had contributed to the success of the evening, including the score or so of gentlen:cn i who had contributed songs, recitations, etc.. and he concluded by proposing the health of his aon, after which they t>ang "Auld Lang Syne."
PARKGATE. GALLANTRY REWARDED.-At a meeting of the Liverpool Shipwi eck and Humane Society, held on Friday, George FewtroU, junior, of Parkgate, was presented with J>> and the thanks of the society, for his gallant action saving three children who were surrounded by the tide, as reported in a recent issue. ♦
NESTON. MOTORISTS AND CYCLIST INJURED.- Mr. Jones, of The Rocklands, Wallasey, wa3 riding a motor cycle along the Chester West Kirby high road near Hinderton-roau. on Saturday evening, and wa. carrying man named Morrison, when a dog got under the wheel and threw the machine and its riders across the road They sustained very severe bruises, and Mr. Jones had his collar-bone dislocated. Yesterday afternoon 9 cyclist named Whitehouso was riding down Leigh- ton IIill, nearNts on. when he fell heavily froff his machine, breaking two bones in his forearoi Dr. Lewis Grant gave attendance in each case. «
MOLD. SERIOUS FIRE AT PENTRE.-About. fh" o'clock on Monday morning an outbreak of fira was discovered at the straw thatched cottage Pentro occupied by Mr. Edward Smith apo family. The Mold Fire Brigade were speedily in attendance, and succeeded in preventing spread of the flames, but the house and its cot" tents were almost completely destroyed, da mag0 to tho extent of some hundreds of pounds result" ing'. A sad feature of the case is that :-5mi¡,b ia a helpless invalid, as the result of a railway accident six months ago, and the first act of tilo family after tho alarm waa to convey him to II place of safety. TELL-TALE LIGHT.—Late on Saturday night last a sound of breaking glass was hear" in the direction of a bungalow at Pantymwyl1 belonging to Mr. Hincks Edwards, of Liverpool and Great MeoLs. Flashes of light were a'so sec3 within the cottage, ami, as it was known to b" temporarily unin'iabited, an investigation wall made. A pan-o of glass 15 inches long had bceIl sm-ahed to cnab'o the intruder to effect all entrance. Upon an investigator thrusting hjs liead through the pane and shouting there?" a voice responded "Ilello," and Robert Griffiths, of Bont Newydd, made his appear' ance from within. licfore the Mold Justices O11 Monday, Griffiths was fined lB. and costs fOr smashing the window.
4 TATTENHALL. NEEDLEWORK GUILD.—The annual meet, ing of the Broxton division of the West Cheshi^ Needlework Guild was held in the Barbour I n.I' tute on Friday afternoon. All associates of tho guild send two or more articles of clothing, which are distributed to persons in need of thef- The collection of garments on the table was plea-sing sight, proving the interest of loCa ladies in the work. Mrs. C. E. Barbour, ]30!C6' worth Castle, president, occupied the chair. -04 after reading tho details, introduced Mr William Gamble, who addressed the large gathering. Mrs. Gamble, after outlining tho object of the guild, dwelt on the necessity fot love and and sacrifice in this work; love, in th3| the labour should bo given ungrudgingly an" well done, and sacrifice in the sense that óOIJI8 sparo time should be devoted to making gafl ments though it. entailed forfeiting a game 0 tennis or hockey. After the address the pany were entertained at tea kindly provided bf the president. Mr. Baker, of Tattenhall, catered. The number of garments received this year w 616, one vioe-prosident contributing 27 article Owing to the splendid manner in which niernbefo of thi.9 division have contributed gcods, it 110 been found possible to spare some garments Runcorn, Wimrford, and a poor district 0 Chester. The Boys' Home will receive thos^ articles suitable for boys, and also the specie grant of money from headquarters, distribute by Katharine Duchess of Westminster, presideP' of the county.
MARKETS AND FAIRS. » LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDA Y.-Whoa' t market closes dull after very quiet trade" about Ad. per eontei over Friday's rates. Flour g°° business pass ng, values advanced 6d. per sack- Maize in fair request.; mixed America3 4s. 10d. to 4s. lid., Plata 4s, 2*d. per cental, Eiuopean grades irregular in prion. B,3,JI; steady, unchanged. Peas firm Feeding baric? firm, inactive. Oats firm. little doing. SALFORD CATTLE, TUESlDA Y.- Trade slower for cattlo of all classes, prien, agaidl sellers. Sihe-cp trade slow and dragging, q," tations little changed. Calves quiet. tionsi: Choice cattle 6d, best North Counts sheep 8|d. to Sd., calves 5d. to 7d. per lb. WREXHAM CATTLE. MONDAY.—Busing ,ock b- was fairly brisk at to-day's market, stock ht^nS well represented and buyers plentiful Beef from G^d. to 7|d. per lb., mutton 7d. to 81b., pigs from 8s. (.)d. to 10s. per score lbs. Some g°° dairv cows sold well. LIVERPOOL CATTLE, MONDAY. — supply of cattle was larger than last wee»' Demand fair for good quality, but middling sort:! difficult to dispose of at lower prices. A of nearly 3,000 in the number of sheep in marke'j Notwithstanding this trade was very slow for. classes, and to effect sales a considerable reduction on late rates was accepted. No inquiry for lanih^ they being practically out of season. Quotation^1 Beef. Gd. to 4J:d. pr-r lb.; mutton, Skd. to 6.d. 4 LONDON CATTLE, MONDAY. To-day supply of beasts compared with Monday showed a decrease of ten head. Trade for bo' prime and s cmd quality fat cattle -,i-ai slow but steady, late rates governing most transaction3" Middling quality beasts were practically 111,sAle, able a small consignment of Devons commande our top quotations. Fat butchering cows an bulls met a limited inquiry, difficulty being perienced in obtaining late rates. Top prices per 81b3.SOst. to 90st. Devons, 4s. Cel.; 90st.t0 i)5st. Herefords, 4s. 4d. lOOst. shorthorn?; 3s. lOd.; llOst. ditto, 3s. 6d. to 3s. 8d 90st. cows, 3s. 4d. to 3s. fid. lOOst. fat bulls, 2s. 8d. to 3s. Trade for English sheep, both wethers »n ewes, ruled very quiet, prices being 2d. per Sl')S" lower for former both from 21. to 4d. for lattef" Scotch and Irish sheep, however, met fairly steady trade, latter making slight advance 1 value. Lamb season being now about over, tn few offered were not worth quoting. Best p0". made per 81bs. as follows8st. Scotch Down sheep. 6s.; 9st. Downs, 5?. 8d. Irish, 5s. 4d. to 5s. Gd.; lOst. ewes, 4s. to 4s. Calves met slow but steady trade. Quotations pel 81bs. Beasts, 2s. 8d. to 4s. 6d. sheep, 4. tk Gs calves, 3s. lOd. to 5s. lOd. BRADFORD WOOL, MONDAY. market is again exceedingly quiet in spite of relatively higher prices obtained at the Lond^ sales. Mohair is firm without anjr active bu=> L ncss. There is no change in alpaca. Cross-brtH. forties are quoted at 17d.; merino tops sixties rt 2s. 2d. The export yarn market is very qtllet- Mohair spinners are kept very busy, except 0 finer qualities. The prevailing tone is firm. CHESTER CHEESE, WEDNESDAY. R. Challiuor reports :—At this fair there w:iS f pitch of about 45 tons and a good attendance 0 buyers. The fair opened with a good inquiry, finest lots finding a sharp sale at prices from j to 72s. medium, (>2s. to GUs. and lower grad^ down to 57s. Gd. A good clearance was effect#1 within the hour. CHESTER CATTLE, THURSDAY. this fair, supplies were somewhat smaller, there was a good attendance of buyers. 'I demand was not brisk, except for the best 1°. these being sold without much difficulty at S¡\tl factory prices. Inferior classes were, however difficult to move. The show of sheep was a? less, but the selection was good. The in1u/gf promised a speedy clearance, but prices rajj- st deterred buyers and trade moved slowly. of the choicest lots secured purchasers ere close of the market. Quotations Milch c0^ £ 16 to £ 22 calvers, £ 15 to £ 20 barrens, & JSt3 heifers, £ 8 to E14 stirks, £5 to she6"' 18s. to 42s. LONDON CORN, FRIDAY.—Fair attenda^ at Mark Lane this afternoon. Wheat very firIIL held; No. 1 Northern Manitoba 32a. 6d. sh'j* Australians 52a. landed, Russians and 1 maintained. Flour, Irondukcs firm at 20s. J* storo. Maize, Plato 20s. 9d. wanted, buyers 6d. Barley held 3d. more money; Odessa 1 quay. Oats in tellers' favour by 3d. per quar^~ CHESTER CORN, SATURDA^j —Market continues firm for all descriptions ,} grain, samples aro not freely offered and y* prices are realised in the small trade passi^fj Feeding stuffs in better demand and values t £ <, in sellers' favour. Indian corn steady, unchang^ Flour steady, unchanged. Foreign wheat n and d. to Id. dearer. j ,»at £ Printed and published for and on behalf of the and North Wales Newspaper Company, Limited, A JAMES ALBERT BIRCIIALL, at the Chester Office, 8, Bridge-street, in the City of Chester' WEDNESDAY, October 3, 1908. WEDNESDAY, October 3, 1908.