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LORD TREVOR'S LONDON ESTATE.

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LORD TREVOR'S LONDON ESTATE. THE SALE OF THE YEAR. The Trevor estate in Knightsbridge, London, which practically overlooks Hyde Park, has been sold by Lord Trevor to Mr. James Charlton Hum- phreys. The purchase money approaches £ 200,000. The property, which is sold by Lord Trevor as tenant-for-life under the Settled Land Act, 1882, includes practically everything from Knightsbridge- road to the backs of the houses in Brompton-road. Its frontage to the former thoroughfare is 600 ft., and the average depth is some 700 ft., and it brings Mr. Humphreys's total holding in Knightsbridge, inclusive of the Albert-gate-mansions estate, oppos- ite the barracks, to between five and six acres. There are on the estate more than 200 horses, an old chapel, the Prince's (Ice) Skating Club, and the Knightsbridge Hall, which was the scene of the Japanese Village in 1895. The whole of Trevor- square, with all its old-world charm, is also com- prised in the sale, and it is the purchaser's intention to maintain the square, which has not been taken over by any public anthority, in its present state. The square was formed in 1818, on the site of the mansion of Sir John Trevor, Speaker and Master of tha Rolls, of whom Pennant declared the epitaph in the Chapel of Clifford's-inn to be wise in its brevity, "Sir J. T., M.R.,1717." Besides Trevor Square and Trevor Place, the property includes the houses in Charles-street, Hill-street, Cottage Place, and one side of Lancelot Place, Brompton-road. They are mostly old-fashioned early Victorian houses of good appearance, and are occupied by a superior class of tenants at old rentals ranging from about d650 to d690 per annum. The leases expire at various periods, some 80 falling in next year, while in other cases Mr. Humphreys will not acquire absolute control until nine, twelve, or, in other instrances, twenty-five years hence. In view of its fashionable position, with all the amenities of the Park aLd Rotten Row, its large acreage, and the amount of the purchase money, the transaction (says The Times), may fairly be regarded as the princeipal London sale so far this year. 0 RUABON PETTY SESSIONS. A DEARTH OF MAGISTRATES. These Sessions were fixed for Friday at ten a.m. No magistrates put in an appearance at that hour but after considerable delay a magistrate who was driving through the village to Wrexham—Mr. R. Pritchard, of Cefn-was called to the Court to adjourn the cases. He announced to those who had business at the meeting that the magistrates would not sit until three p.m. At that hour Dr. Law- ton Roberts and Mr. Pritchard took their seats, and heard the cases returned for the day. APPLICATIONS. A protection order to sell at the Buck Inn, Cefn, was granted Mr. John Morris-On the application of Mr Oswald Hughes, an occasional licence to sell at Wynnstay Park, on August Bank Holiday, was granted Mr. W. Spradbury, of Wrexham. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. P.O. Andrew Roberts summoned Mary E. Jones and Elizi Jones, Owens-street, Rhos, for being drunk and disorderly, and they were each fined 2s 6d. and costs. A SCHOOL CASE. John Roberts, Tainant, Penycae, was summoned at the last court for not sending his child regularly to school, and the ease was adjourned in order that the magistrates might see whether any improve- ment took place, and the case was dismissed on payment of the costs. BOUND OVER. Margaret Green, 7, Off-High-street, Rhos, sum- moned Hannah Evans, Off-High-street, Rhos, for using threats on June 26th.-Both parties were bound over to keep the peace. -0 CURIOUS FIND AT LLANGOLLEN. PATAGONIAN BLOSSOMS IN DEE VALLEY. Writing from the Woodlands, Llangollen, to a contemporary, Mr. Thos. Ruddy says I recently visited a friend, who, for recreation, amuses him- self with a little farming a short way from here. It happened that he was visited the same evening by some of the members of his family, and, as we rambled together to re-visit haunts familiar years ago to all of us, I picked up a small plant bearing little golden flowers, and, as I did so, I said I have never seen this before." On looking about, we found a few more, which, of course, were of much interest to all of us. On examination, I found the plant belonged to the Borage family, but, as I could not find a description of it in any of my botanical works, I concluded that it was a foreign flower, introduced, either with hay or food, for pheasants or poultry. The latter proved to be the correct surmise. A lady of my friend's family said she would take one or two specimens to Dr. H. Drinkwater, of Wrexham, who came to the same conclusions as myself and, to clear up the matter, sent a specimen to Kew for identification. There it was identified as the Narrow-leaved Amsinkia (Amsinkia angustifolia). a native of Chili and Patagonia. In the letter from Kew it was said that two or three specimens had been found at Penzance and at one or two other places in Cornwall. As Dr. Drinkwater and myself were anxious to find out how the plant had found its Tay to Llan- gollen, we met at the home of our mutual friend for a botanical ramble and chat, and, after a welcome tea on a warm afternoon from our friend, he told us that he had from Wrexham, a few years ago, a quantity of siftings from Chilian barley, which he used as poultry food, scattering much of it on a grassy knoll. On going there, we found, much to our pleasure, several plant, which seemed to be well established there. The plant is a biennial or annual in growth and foliage, much like a species of forget-me-not, the whole plant being covered with spreading hairs and bristles. The flowers are very small in terminal clusters, and in height the plant is only nine inches or less. As a stranger, it will be a welcome addition to the many other rarities we have in the neighbourhood of Llangollen.

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