A SAUGHALL FATALITY. ▼ CHILD'S SAD DEATH Early on Friday evening a child named Jas. Henry Robins, one year and ten montlvs old, eon of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Robins, residing at Bo I d -sq u a rft. Saughall, was iiin over in Saughall village by a miik float belonging to Mr. Til- ston, farmer The wheel passed over the body and neck of the unfortuuabo child, and it was at orioe seen that the child was in a critical oonditiou. Dr. Pany was sent for, but despite his efforts the patient died the same evening. CORONER AND A JUROR Mr. T. Moore Dutton, deputy coroner for West Cheshire, opened an inqiwst at Saughall on Monday. The Coroner said he proposed to adjourn the inquest after formally opening it, because theie w-oro ocrtain inquiries which lie thought should be made seganding tho c iron instances of the child's death. The polioe report was to the effect that, on Friday evening a boy named Joseph Allman. aged 12, was sail with a milk c-art by Mr. Joseph Tilston to Saughall Station with a can of milk. When he was passing t-h rough the village another hoy attempted to board the float, and the lad, who was driving, was endeavouring to get, rid of liitn by kicking at him, and not looking whN he was going, with the re3u:t. that tho child, who was in the road. was run over. "Possibly the inquiry would cl-velop into a serious one; it depended on the view the jury took of th? evidence. Tho Foreman: Do you think then will bo any move evidence? It looks to me to be a simple case. The Coroner: Tbsre may or may not. be. I will have to put. several points of law to you which I don't want to open to you to-day. Possibly there might be questions of legal l'e- sponsibility for the death of the child outside the question of the driver, so that I don't wish to go into that. Tho Foreman: The facts seem to me very simple. The Coroner: Well, I am afraid you will have to allow me to be the judgo of how thfe) inquest is to be conducted. I wish to meet you in every way I can, but I don't feel I should be acting rightly as coroner if we dis- posed of the raise to-day. and I propewe to adjourn it to another day. and with ix>gar<l to that, I will meot you gentleman all I can. lire Foreman Well, it is a very busy time- just now, you know, for country psoplc and farmers. The Coroner: That is why I wa.nt to nwt your convenience. The Foreman: It rneaas a lot of ns being brought here again another day. A Juror: How would Sunday do? Couldn't we hold it then? The Coioner: Sunday is a dies non in law. How would six o'clock next Monday do? A Juror: Six in the morning. (Laughter.) I'm sure it would suit, very well. The Coroner: I would liko to try to oblige you by coming at six o'clock in tlio morning, but you see I live at Tattenliall. (Laughter.) It was ultimately agreed to adjourn until six o'olock next) Monday evening. Mis. Harriet Ann Robinfi. mother of the deceased, gave formal evidence. She stated t.hat the child It the house at five minutes past seven on Friday evening. Six; heard a noise and ran out, and was told the child had been run over by a milk float. The child was brought home at 7.15. He was (hen alive. a.nd was attended by Dr. Parry, of Chester, but he died at 8.45 p. m Tho inquiry was then adjourned.
INSURE YOUR SERVANTS, BUT KEEP ZAM-BUK HANDY ALL THE SAME, j ♦ It is sound domestic economy to keep Zam- Buk handy, especially with the new Compensa- tion Act in force. To mention only one- direction in which Zam- Buk will mote than repay its shelf-room, ro- inomber that the effective germicidal and anti- septic healing of Zam-Buk provenfs Blood- poisoning, fostering, and skin disiiase, which may all arise fiom even the tiniest scratch or cut. An injury may mean anything from discomfort, and disfigurement to amputation and death, so that both mistress and maid, running equal risks in the daily round of household tasks, should oo operate against ctich terrors by always keeping Zam-Buk handy. Zam-Buk is ready the moment it is requited When the little one runs in from his play with a wry face and a. smarting, diri-filled scraps on his knee, siniply wash the part and smear with Zam-Buk. Whnn "father" cuts or scrapes his hand, the handy box of Zam-Buk again meets the emergency, and the athletic son or daugh- ter continually finds it a real friend in need for the hurts met with in oricket or tennis. Zam-Buk is a unique vegetable balm of ro- j maikable purity and acknowledged efficacy, composed of the highly refinrd saps and juices got from certain rich medicinal herbs. To find its valuable ingredients, and to combine and concentrate them into a marketable commodity, cost yea is of lvsearoh and experimentation. Every home I a box.
THE CLIVE MEMORIAL FUND.-Lord Curzon oi Kedleston, in announcing that this fund has now reached a total of £ 3,270, mentions that several of the Indian Princes have forwa.rded handsome contributions, and adds that the erection of memorials to Lord Clive both in England and in India is now certain, but that, if they ate to be worthy of i hfir subject, a total of 1 from £4.000 to £ 5,000 will barely suffice, while ¡llueh more cuuld be well spent.
CHESHIRE SKETGHESl 4 I THE WIT AND WAYS OF A CHESHIRE VILLAGE. I By W. V. Burgess. XIX.* TRAMPS AND BODY-SNATCHERS. I (Copyright.) Some years ago, a sow having escaped Ironl Ctange Farm, made its way into the forest, and among tho brushwood formed a lair, where it remained undiscovered for several months. Meantime, it had given birth to a litter of young, whose wild instincts after capture wer-; so strong that no precaution was effectual enough to keep them within bounds A similar sort of instinct. seems to impel certain iudi- viduais to See the ties and styes of human ioi gatherings and take- to tho open. whence they are rarely, if ever, induced to return to the ways of ordinary society. Tramps may be found in every part of Europe. including that country whero Martin Luther tabulated their various forms of apparel and get-up nearly four hundred years ago. It is stated that, (here are sixty thousand of these mondioaiii nomads in Great Britain alone. A fair proporLior of this number infests the high- road between Oho.'tor and Northwich, and a few invade Mereham itself. Peasant, children have be "n met and stripped of tihoti- poor rags, women have been topped and lightic-ned of their marketing, and once and again a farmer lias been waylaid, robbed, and in some cases murdered. In the red coppice on Long'hoath a tramp was done to death by his companion for tlio sake of a puise, contain- ing a few coppers, tha viotim had picked up the previous day. Not. loikg ago a stack wa.i burnt dowu at the Blue Cap Farm through the carelessness or something woi-rve of one of these vagabond's. The man said lie had fall-on asleep under the loo of the rick, and his lighted pipe mu-4; have chopped fiom his mouth and ignited the straw. Ho pwved to bo a desperate character. Whilo the collar able was I-alcitig him. foolismy 1111- handcuffed. to t-i-ie nearest k?ek-up. he suddenly picked up a glass bottle lying by the roadside, and with it inflictfd a. terrible gash at the back of the offieei's head. He craped, but was rearrested shortly afterwards, and was sum- marily dealt with at the Chester Assizes. Two of such miscreants once attackixl me in a lonely stretch of one of the forest ro.ads, but being on the alert and possessed of a strong oak aapling, they received, though not of tbL. kind, eon.sid11ably moie than they bargained for. j Broadside tells that one of those "brassy faced chaps," as ho terms them, once called at the Ma.nor Farm, and imagining that there was I nobody about but the women, said, "Give me a drink o' milk or else "Or else what," asked Tummus, putting his head round the doorway. "Or olve a drink o' wate>r, sir." rnockly iteplied the tramp. Another, who was caught purloining fruit in Buflhell's orchard, upset a hive. of bees in his clumsy netroat, and. but for a copious dousing of warm water and ammonia, he would certainly have been stung to death. Ae it was, lie had to remain in Chester Infirmary for several months. It must not, bo supposed, liowever, that pro- fessionaJ tramps (why professional? Literally they are moll of a "calling") aie by any means all footpads. It may be remarked casually that gypsies and tramps regard nach oilier with con- tempt. and even hatred. The latter is (lie pro- duct of a species of reversion to savage life, the former is a more or less fixed type of a pu:ely nomadio elkiracier. When out on long ramb- ling excursions I have frequently oomo across tramps with whom I have shared my lunch for the sake of what. I could gather concerning their way whence and whither. The information thus gained is. as a rule, not much, and may bo false at that,, but the man wlio has taken to the road from choice and not from ostracism. has accumulated a stone of peripatetic phil- osophy not a little suiprising. I remc-mber one saying: "If birds may have feathers 'bout work suroly [ may have rags." Being reminded that birds did a lot of (lying in pursuit cf their living, he replied: "Not. more than I do trampin' in pursuit o' min." As for the merits of industiy. this man's opinion was like that of a certain other idler, who. being told (hat hard work never killed any man. replied "Then I'll take good care it never kills me Another time I fell in with one of these vagrants by the roadside. Ho had just. save the mark, washed his shirt, and that garment, in many shreds, was drying on a furze bush. Sitting near him. but not too near, for as a e;la"s they are unconscious to a degree of the viitue of cleanliness. I offered him a plug of tobacco. Though not a user of the weed myself. I find a bit of tobacco the best key possible to the hearts and confidence of most men. from keepers downwards. Soon th? tramp was telling me that his brat extended from Gloucester to Carlisle and t.hat he did the double journey twice a year. Some- times he found valuables on the road. Onoe he picked up a purse containing seven sover- eigns, and afraid of being searched by too police he hid it in the hollow of a beech tree. Returning for it a short time afterwards, the purse, all but, the clasps, had vanished! Safely enough, though, he discovered the gold pieces at. the bottom of the hollow, lie surmised that squirrels, who generally (-at the inside of their fare, had in this oase reversed their custom. and eaten the outside. leaving, in the tramp's opinion, "the better par! Another day luck awuited him Oil tho highway in the shape of a parcel of clothing. He bad not, proceeded far with his find before he perceived a constable close upon him in the rear. (bilee-ting his wits together, he turned in at the gate of the first house he came to and enquired if they had' lost, a parcel. It chanced fcbev had. and he received a substantial reward for his honesty (!). like- wiso saved himself from being chargodi with theft. I had heard a scone of such tales be- foro the tramp's shirt was dry, and at length when he began to don this piece of apparel he observed: "It's quite dry, governor, but not quito as dry as I am." I took the hint. and then my departure, striking across the fouest towards Mepebam. Gruesome enough arc many of the stories connected with (ramp and gyply life, but even tlvo wOrtt of there pale before the horrors of boily-snatching legends. It. it; believed that Joe Grioo formerly combined this employment with that of poa#ling. It is also eaid that, when his cottage was surrounded by the police, it was the prcwonce of a stolen corpse in the itou.->e that, determined him to become a self-destroying inoondiary. There was not a child in Meroham in those days but who would fly home in terrified hatibe at the mention of body-snatcher. Even the adults had an unfeigned dread of passing the churchyard late at night lest something might be. in progress, unlawful or supernatural. It is a fact of history that Mere ham's graveyard has been desecrated more than once by these nefarious hucksters in human remains, and for montlis together the peasants have been formed into vigilance bands for the protection of their dead. Is it Chesterfield who says Be virtuous and you will be happy, but devilish dull"? At all events there are, born of woman, some who can no more bear the humdrum of a law-abiding iife than a wolf can be trained to hobnob with a domestic pet. We're not aw intended 'o be p.iaim-.singers." I have heard Sammy observe, "its agon iiattir, to expec' it; there are ducklings for rats t' hunt and terriers t.' hunt thO rat* an' th' Alnioighty made um aw, as well as methodys and poachers. Folk conna help bein' what they are, an' ac- oordin' to script,ur if they act up to what they are an' dunna pretend to be summut e!so t hey'll save theiersels th' woe o' bein' dammed for hypocrites." It was by this code of morals that Sammy sought to extenuate the poaching habits of Joe Grice and his chum Abe Slack. When, for a long spell. Sammy was off work with a damaged linib. Jc- used to call now and again with a hare or a pheasant and say "Tak it, mon, they'll ne'er mini wheer it coonis from," and Sammy would salve his conscience by one of his own axioms. "Gie me koind-hearted roguery before close-fiMted God-blessedness." No excuoo, however, could Sammy find either in his own feelings or in (he Scriptures for Grico's body-snatching practices. He once related to me the following escapade:—A oer- The first of this series appeared in our isue of April 1.3tk tain young farmer, having died suddenly, was 1 buried at Tarpor:ey old Church, and Joe Grice and his friend Slack being hard up, decided to disinter the body and dispa^c of it to a Chester ptiysxian who had given dicia an order for.juoh a commodity. Without leave they borrowed Teethy'.s horse and cart and hy midnight were nearing their du^t.nation. Turning towarcU t.he church they pcrco.ved, the moon now ixung up, a figure lying acr<xs> thfe roadway, it proved to be a countryman helplessly drunk. An idea occurred to Grice, and whipping out a bottle of rum from his side-pocket, he plied the inebriate till he became absolutely unconscious. Then the two misereaiiifc bundled the unresisting Kan into a strong sack, tied it up, and placed it in the cart. In ievs than two hours this strange load was resting under the doctor's dissecting table in Clie-.ter. Joe and his companion, with several I gold coins in their possession, wero on i.iie point of departing, when the doctor -xciaini,xi ..Nlll"i! the corpse is moaning; why, i,'s -alive!" Aye," complacently assented Grice, yo I toid us yo wanted a fresh Uft, an' he's fresh enoo aw'1I be bun." I But," said the physician, "what must I do I with him? It wad a. dead subject I wanted." Weel, yo con kill him a? yo want him." replied Joe, and, getting into i, lie cart, the two (hove home in capital humQ" Old Sammy <<'tk another Mory how that one night, or early morning, he and a gamekeeper 'w(,.rt? coming throu? Harlord W(xx? from Whii?gate. and just bdore wtriking Dane-road they heard the found of an approaching veh cie. Stooping among the shrubbery, they awaited ¡if; I on-coming. Both felt, certain without a word parsing between them that it was a party of bodv-snatoilers either going or returning from their unholy work. In the faint light of dawn j they perceived, well covered though it was, a something which is rarely mistaken for anything else—a coffin Hold cried tho keeper, but. the man urged hitt hor.e on. Sammy, who was fifty years younger then, and a capital shot, fired. Tiie driver fell into the road. and the horse shying, plunged with its load into a ditch. The driver, who must only have been slightly wounded, and his two companions made off acrofis t.he fields. leavng their vehicle and its ghostly load behind them. In childhood's days I used to .-shudder in my bed when I thought of what might he happening among the quiet tombs. In later days I have Alit at the Ma.nor farm lattice looking across the meadows to where the grey stones stand calm and clear in the moonlight, and have wondered, if those stones had tongues, what tales they could tell of the despicable marauderingrt among the resting places of the dead One sultry August, afternoon I sat thus, and must have fallen into a light slumber, the church had faded, then the orchard, then the lattice, the call of the thrush was lost, and for a while it seemed as though I were not. Then s'owly tliero stole into my consciousness tlie 6tirge of vo ices, then of words: 0 beatific sight, no darkling veil between, They see the Light of Life Whom here they loved unseen." And looking across to tho churchyard I beheld a little black-robed throng circled about an open grave. Then the c-offin was-lowered, and again came the singing: "Lnt.il th.e break of day when His Almighty voice, Stronger than death, shall say, Awake- Arise- Re.joioe.' No wonder, thought 1. theeo villagers have a pious dread of the tomb-pillaging practices which brought so much consternation to Mere- ham and its neighbouring peoples a generat ion or two ago.
I HOOLE DISTRICT COUNCIL. I ￼ A mooting of tho Hoo?o Urban Dibtrict (?oi'nci) was held on Monday, Mr. W. J. Uroy don presiding over an attendance of only six ¡n.'mbcrs.f'he Clerk (Mr. A. E. Caidecutt) teported that ho had forwarded copies of the Council's resolution desiring that main loads should become a national charge to the Looal Government lioard. and Mr. A. Mond and th> Hon. A. L. Stnjii'ey. l'he latter feared that in this session of Parliament it. was vain to hope that, tho matter which needed legislation to give effect to the resolution could be dealt with. Mr. Mond and the Local Government II Hoard simply acknowledged the receipt of the letteis. I AMALGAMATION DEFRRRKD. I From the minu!œ of tho Amalgamation (Jom- mrttee, it appeared that at a. recent meeting, when there WNe prent. Mc-?rs. W. J. Croydon (presiding), J. Walton, H. Crowder, W. Wil- liams, J. Benn, J. T. Ball, tho clerk and the surveyor, a Jong discussion of th? previous npogo- tiaiions with the Chester Corporation, which were fully explained to the meeting, took place. Subsequently Mr. Walton moved, u:ul Mr. Ball seconded, "That having regard to the previous negotiations with the Corporation of Cliester, in the, opinion of this committee it is unde- sirable that the question should be reopened, and that the question should be left open until such time as the Coiporation of Chester renew the negotiations." On the motion being put to the meeting, there voted for it Messrs. Wal- ton, Ball, Williams and Benn. and against Mr. Crowder. The motion was, therefore, car- vied. Mr. Walton proposed and Mr. Bonn soooudxl that tho minutes be confirmed. Mr. Duck said that at a previous meeting he had moved, and it was agreed, (hat, a commit- tee should takg, into consideration tho question of amalgamation in all its bearings and !rport thereon. He thought the committee had not done this. He wanted the Council to be in full possession of all the particulars necessary if negotiations weio reopened, so that t.hey should not find themsolves in the same unfoitu- nate position as on the last occasion. Mr. Dobson disagreed with the remark that they wore in an unfortunate position when ap- pioaehed by Chester, and argued that the in- formation material was ready. The Clerk explained that the oommittee on the previous occasion had all the facts neces- sary before them. H. thought it better, as a matter of business, for Hcole to be approached by Chester, than for Hoole to ask the city to take them in. ¡ The minutes were confirmed. MEDICAL OFFICER REAPPOINTED. I Dr. F. J. Butt was reappointed medical I I officer of 1 nealth for the district for a further I I year at an annual salary of £ 35. INFANTILE MORTALITY. I The Clerk read a letter f.om the Urban Dis- trict Cocnciis Association on the subject of infantile mortality, and requesting the Council to urge upon their local M.P.'s the advisability of pressing upon the Government tirgency of the matter. It was agrood that this should bo done. ) UNDKRGROUND TELEGRAPHS. I The Clerk read a letter fiom the Secretary I to the (Jkmeral Post-office, asking authority to I place underground telegraph iines along lloole- road from Newton-lane to the city boundary; in Hamilton-street, through Hool,o,road to the first passage; in Wost.minstor-ioad to the ell- trance to the fire station; along Lightfoot- street; from Hooroad to the passage beyond Flookersbrook; and from Hoole-road to the Chester Rural Council's boundary near the I'i.-niiue Ilotei,-Pe.rmissioii was granted on the understanding that any damage in the placing or maintenance of the lines should not be borne by the Council, and that. if necessary, sptcial conditions should be included in tho agreement. I HOOLE ROAD WATERING. I j The Clerk reported the receipt ot an answer from the clerk of the Rural District Council to his letter asking the Rural Council to cont ribute towards the watering and maintenance of Hoole- road, in consideration of the fact that the rural district obtained an equal benefit to the urban district by its upkeep. Mr. Turnock replied that neither the Rural Council nor the Newton Parish Council could contribute (owartls the mainten- ance of a road within the Urban Council s area. --The Clerk added that it was weeminyly im- possible to get any contribution, and the matter must drop. GREAT BOUGHTON SEWERAGE. I The Clerk read voluminous correspondence on the subject of the Great Boughton sewerage scheme. He explained that on the 9th July lie wroto to Mr. Mond stating that the Council's lotter to the Local Government Board on the 27th May required more than a formal acknow- ledgement. He explained that the question was 1 jrhether there ghould be joint sewer in Light foot-.siixK't for Fooie and the Chester rural district, or whoiher the existing tjewt-r of the Urban Council «i:ould be attended to and a separate sewer, running parallel, be constructed by the Rural Council. It had been pointed out that a joint fewer would be better for both dl,,trl:ct,s. :ind thc, Local Government Board inspector, after hearing evidence at a local inquiry, agreed with that opinion. Mr. Mond replied stating ihat. he would place the matter before the Local Government Board. He (the clerk) then wrote to Mr. Mond pointing out that the intention was that ho should communi- cate with the Local Government Board, and afterwards, if necer,.ary, bring the question as to the delay in reply to the Council's corre- spondence before the House. On the 17t.h July an answer wan received enclosing a letter Mr. IVIond had received from ;he Local Government Board. This stated that the lioard had a copy of the Hoole Council's letter to the Chester Rural Council. and waiting a reply. On the 6:h August he (the clerk) wrote again to Mr. Mond. pointing out that his Council had received no reply either from t.he Cheater Council or the Local Government ISoard. The latter had since replied stating with reference to the wlien),. of the Chester Rural Council for the sewering of Bache, Great Boughton, Newton and' U pton, that as there appeared to be no possibility of all agreement for t.he construct-on of a joint ,sewer ■ah>ng Lisrhtfoot-otivet. the Hoard had decided lo ie6Ue an ortle>- allowing the construction of the works proposed by the Rural Dit rict Council. He the oierk) then wrote to Mr. Mond. pointing out that, the result was very Ing, as it wa" hoped that in the interes'« of the two authorities the Local Government, lioard would act a". arbitrators and settle the matter equitably. It was agreed that the ekrk tJ-i-oukl again write to t.he Local Government Board on tlie subject, pointing out that tho suggestion. of their own engineer had been ignored, and that a wparate sc home of the Rural Council's might land the district in a Iwvavy expenditure. I
I POTATO DISEASE IN CHESHIRE. w Disease has made its appearance amongst the potato crop in Cheshire. The disease is common, and large growers will be involved in heavy los.-es- The yield would have been an abundant one but I for the prevalence (If disease, which, in addition to the mischief it has a'ready done. will diminish the keeping properties of potatoes gathered in condition. Second early potatoes are very largely affected. In some places disease, which is described by the Local Government Board as black scab, has again appeared.
STATION FLOWER GARDENS. For I several years past the directors of the Cheshire Lines Railway have annually granted sums of money to the stationmasters for the best kept platform gardens, This year the annual inspection was made on the 1st and 2nd inst., the following stations bemg successful in obtaining prizes1. Woodvale; 2. Barrow for Tarvin; 3. Knotty Ash 4. Whitegate 5, Ashley; 6, Birkdale equal for 7th West Derby and Northenden 9, Seaside; 10, GUsebrook.
OiUNOiiKU L\ FLlN'ibHlttE. + INTERESTING PRESENTATION. A wuecvRsful gathering under the aurspicen of the Orange Jnatitutiou vook place on Sat unlay at G'cr.vllt, the occasion being to mark the growth ill Nortf." Wales and to hold the quarterly meeting of ihe Buckley d:«itricr. For sonic time the operations of the brethren tiave been confined to FlinLitiire, but of later date, under tlie genera'.slcp of Mr. tilo. Wa ion (Liverpool) piogrcvn lias been ina<ic. and a lodge has been recvnt.y opened ;n Denbigh- shire under favourable auspice- At Saturday's gatin-ring Bro. G. Wtiis-in, district master, prea'dod, and «.;jppor.ing imn were Bras. Wm. Owen. D.D.M. Cathera.1, W. r.re £ iMirer! J. Hughes, \V. secretary; E. Stafford, W. chaplain: Peter Jone. i't.. mva- urer; J. Joncr> (secretary ;\0. 679). W m. Wright (treafRirer Lodge u37). and rev era. 1 other brethren of 1.1 K1 district. Much regret was expre«rted aL the unavoidable al>sonco of Bro. Stuart M'Cov. Pro. G.T., ami Bro. the RRv. E. A. Brown, Pro. G.C. TJ", latter was serving for the week-end in the capacity of chaplain to a Volunteer battalion of II M. foropf. in South Wales. Considerable intem-t wa*» evinced I nouneoment ihat some of the 1(,,hlg Conserva- tives in the district (including Mr. Harold Howard- Lite I "nion is; cand d ite for Flint County) had generously subscribed too I Buckley district Orange fuixi*. A proposition wa unanimously adopted thanking them for their gifts and intore*i. So! citotks foi i be welfare of Orangeavm in P>uck!ev, a gent'eman near St.. Helens sent a hand ome donation to the secretary of the district. Hro. E: G. St;dTord gave an address on "«>ranfTci,»n and its Relation to the Press." An interorsiing o're'.iony folio ved as I lie rer-ult of a challenge thrown down b- t.l1<' rllwtrict master t-velve months ;)go to tlie members of the lodges who might be instrumental in src.i -trig t.he largest number of candidate*; during the year. Brother Stafford, who officiated, pre- sented on behalf of Brother Wauvon. a hand- some, ri L oak and go'd-framcd illu- mined certificate, suitable inscribed, to Bro. Wi I I lari) Wrighi, Buckley, who had topped the li.4 with names. Th" recipient suitably ic.spor.ded. Bro. Watson a!> offered a rtimilar prize for next year, and Bro. Stafford promised a gift of a similar character i.,volvo months hence for the Gwersyilt lodge. Both gentlemen were heartily thanked on the proposi- tiOil of
I THE PRIMROSE LEAGUE. I KNUTSKOili' DEMONSTRATION. FACTS AHPUT SOUTH AFRICA. Ou Saturday a successful meeting and fete or- ganised by the Knutsford Habitation of the Primrose League was held in the beautiful grouuds of Tatton Park. In the absence of Earl Egerton, who was unfortunately detained in Lon- don on Parliamentary business. Sir Harry Main- waring took the chair. Among otbera present were Mr. J. F. Egerton, Lady Clare Egerton. Sir Bat tie Frere, Bart., Mr. AlanSy 1 ves, prospecti ve Conserva- tive candidate for Knutsford Division, Mr. Harry Sowler, Mr. F. W. Rooke, Mrs. C.inybsare, Mr. and Mrs. W. Peer Groves, Mr. H. Caldecott, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Smith, Mr. Grimshaw Duck- worth, Mr. and Mrs. Willonghby. Mrs. Whit- taker, Mrs. Parkor, Mr. R. Garside, Mr. R Bir- ley. Mr. J. Burgess, the Rev. W. and Miss Gress- well. Mr. G. W. Hey wood, Mr. T. L. Tatton, and Mr. R. Jeffrey. EARL EGERTON'S ADVICE. At the outset the Cnau man read the following letter from Earl Egerton of Tatton :— I regret I shall not be able to attend the Primro-e League fete at Tatton Park on Satur- day next, as I am detained in town owing to Parliamentary duties. There never was a time when the IIIcm bers of the Primrose Leigue had greater justification for protesting against the policy of the present Government since they have been in office than now in- (1) Their receut action in superseding by an Order in Council the provisions of the Educa- tion Act with regard to denominational schools (2) Tbeir attempt to take the first steps towards Home Rule in Ireland. (3) The reduction in the well-trained branches of the Army, to be replaced by a Territorial Army which at present is merely on paper. (1) Meeting the suggestions of the colonial representatives at the recent Colonial Confet-enef- -.vitli a discourteous and unjustifiable refusal. It is to be hoped that before the next general election gteps wili be taken to assure the return of candidates pledged to maintain tho great principles of the Primrose League, the preserva- tion of all constitutional rights and all the relations between Church and State which are at present threatened by the Government now in ottn-e and not the least of the duties is to protect the property of all classes and the integrity of family ties against the insidious attacks of Socialism. The Chairman supplemented the statements in the letter by remarking that never in the annals of English history had the people been promised so much and received so little from a Government. It had utterly failed to justify the confidence of any section. PRAISE FOR THE ARMY. oir iSartle jjrere said he would endeavour to put forward a few rough string's of idea* in the hopes that they would excite consideration. They were living in a world of fresh ideas that were perpetually urged on them by various schools of political thought in a way that caused the average man to regard the who!«a? a sort of unreal dream- j woik. His j>crplexit.y r;iil?erl in indifference to politics generally. It was this apathy that an effort, should b.) directed. Every man should be made t.o grasp the idea that lie had a duty to perform, and the oles.torato should be persuaded to take a broader outlook il respect, to the greater affairs of the nation, as against the merely local. The contemplation and regard for local lienetits as against these wider wot Id works was eiiiinentiv, undesirable. He referred to the present Govern- ment's legislation in relation to the Army, and incidentally to the rejection that had been cast on military ofhccrs. A more stupid libel than some of the latter he had never heard. The officers were harassed and worried almost out of existence by formulas and regulations, which absolutely prevented them from exercising their natural gifts in a natural way. He was convinced that no finer body of men could be found than the regimental officers of the British Army, but these Radical politicians," he added, "hate the Army. They have always hated it. and always will. They abhor the spirit of simple loyalty, which it is necessary to have in the forces, and were obli vious of the fact that the officers cannot have responsi- bility without authority." (Applause). INTERESTING STATISTICS. Procerd;ng, Sir Bartle criticised the Government's policy in regard to the South African Colonies. In consequence of its attitude, what had the country to show for the late war? Kruger de- posed; Botha and company installed in his place." Of the latest grant of five millions made by the Liberals to South Africa, he sd. eiglity-ii ve. ix-ir cent. would have to be repaid by the town popula- tion in other words, the English population. Eight per cent. would be repaid by the natives, and seven per cent, only Ly the Boers. Yet prac- tically every cent of the grant would go to the l>oers. It was exactly the conditions now pre- vailing in the Colony that previously drove the country to war—that the English population should be paying eighty-five per cent., and have no sort of eontrol over the Government. ("ShArue.") They were told that the Liberals merely sought to injure the capitalists, but he ventured to point out that Englaud had a duty to perform to those who remained loyal to it during the late war. It was an injustice to now cheerfully abandon them to their fate. There was IO earthly reason why a man who had put fifty or sixty thousand pounds into a respectable gold mine should be defrauded of his proper dividend merely to save the faces of a pack of political rascals. (Applause.) THE GREAT INHERITANCE. Mr. Alan Sykes spoke of the motto of the Primrose League—" Empire and Lil)erty" as containing the two great principles they were called on to uphold. The present generation had handed down to it one of the most glorious Empires, and it was its duty to see that it was again handed on secured by even stronger ties than those that at present i)ound it together. The Colonies were now the adult, but not the dependent, children of the Mother Country. They recognised re'ationship, and at recent Colonial Conference suggested a wethod by which the ties might be strengthened. The Government buii,ed, bolted and barred the door" in their faces, and one of the Ministers thanked God that it had been bolted so that it could never be opened again. Finally he con- trasted the cry of the Liberals at the last election that Home Rule was dead with the Government's recent J rish policy, and emphasised the necessity of meeting the menacing attacks of Socialists. LIBERAL MISGOVERNMENT. After warmly commending the candidature of Mr. Alan Sykes, Mr. Harry Sowler vigorously criticised the present Liberal Administration. They produced measures with which he was post- tive the majority of the Cabinet did not agree, and flung them at the head of the House of Lords, hoping, no doubt, that they would be HunR out. They were ready and anxious enough to make professions of various kinds, they were ready at the behest of the Socialist members of the House of Commons to pass the Trade Dis- putes' Bill, but he did not hesitate to say that some of the Radical plutocrats were the reverse of pleased when they found it had passed through (ho Upper Chamber. Lord Lansdowne I and the majority of the Peers, had shown ouung the Government's term of office that they h 11 no desire to set themselves up against the will of the people. They declined to pass the most iniquitous measure which was Mr. Birrell's first bantling:, for they recognised that it was do- lllz?ll?ell not by the people but by ? few militant Nonconformists. He :dso referred to the insin- cere clamour respecting the big loaf and the little loaf, and to the discreditable .statements with regard to the fiscal ques;iou which Liberals were yet making use of. They were more than "terminological inexactitudes," and they would have to be dealt with and combated over and over again. The fact that the Chancellor of the. Ex- chequer was driven to repeat the statements about taxing raw materials shewed unquestionably that the Liberals recognised that tbe Colonial Prime Ministers had knocked the bottom out of Colxlenism. (Applause.) It was utterly false to profess that other necessaries than bread could lie taxed as at present, and that yet the full doctrine of Free Trade could be upheld if wheat, was left alone. Mr. Sosvler concluded with the remark that unless an answer was given by this country to the Colonies within the next few year,- their independent spirit would assert itself, and they would be entering into reciprocal relations with foreign countries. (Applause ) In moving a vote of thanks to the speakers, Mr. D. Egerton asked wheLher, now that the electors of the division had a "king" of their own, they were any better off. (Laughter, and a Voice: Not a bit.") Mr. Peer Groves seconded the vote, which was carriod with acclamation. The meeting terminated with a vote of thanks to Lord Egerton for his kindness in placing the grounds at their disposal.
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I AGRICULTURE. I I THK OUTLOOK. I 1 here is little change in fanning matters to be noted apart, from the ordinary, it might almost be said the normal condition of affaill, in relation io the weather that. has heon so characteristic of the sea-.on. Sunshine has hc<'ofl as remarkable for its absence as heretofore dur- ing the wt-k. and the corn has mad.) hilt little .•vdvaneo. although there have been intervals of :orcing and opening atmospheric influence. Sonic hay !xa.s bc-en gathered in more or less doubtful condition, but sudden and at times I h;-avy olio wets liave materially marred tho prospects of a finish while laany hundreds of tons of hoih out and uncut grass will without doubt IX) lost. Farmers do not take to ensilage, which seems a pity ill such a season. Almost everyw here t-tae cry is concerning tho woods that are rampant. j I pee.ally on heavy soils, in consequence of the inabi ity to get on the land for boring and c'ciining purpos<\s; while in low situations. wheiv vor the rain (vu'd find a lodgment, tliero has Ixtji considerable flooding, to the g:cai discomfiture of ad attempt? at cultivation. With ;heso things and the "laid" state of cereal-, the outlook at pneoat is far from bright, and (Iid foar is in this. as in many other parts of the country, that 1907 will have to i rank more ot lose as a dark year in farming recoil!1;, arrd riwif. the somewhat optimistic prc- iiminary calculations of the Board of Agricul- ture will yeoL hav", to be subjected to discount. And. as if to add. to tDr- farmers' 'joys." it is noticeable that the town sparrows have com- tnoncc-d their summer holidays in the corn fields, in conjunction with native born bird- life., they may in clouds, tee laid nature ) of the corn assisting them in their deprcda- i tions. It "s touch io be regretted that local I fa mere aro so supine t<o their own intei ;-sts as I not to take steps, as is the oaso in some counties, to shock the multiplication of par-mitcs of mankind. Roo;" and live stock conrinua healthy, hilt the rapidly contracting dayiiglu and thl" abnormal reason give rise to some J.p- p-ohr.-nsions as wliat tho conclusion in likely to I-W It is .-omewhat con.-olitary. however, to refer to reports from other parts, and to find t hrs» more hoyvful conditions pix-vail in :ga;d to I many particulars. In not a few instances it is tnoro than hinted t hat the rain has not Lxn more than was ;quired, and even acceptable. Though it is generally concrlcd ifiat th- har- vest is fully a fottnight or three weeks behind, in tho southern half of the kingdom, and even on the oa&t side, cereals If much laid, are spoken of as being fairly up to the aversg?. Considering the wc-a'her wheat, though thin in p aces, has done well in most others, while hene aid hP-re- it is over an avciage Bariev and oats are badly laid, but good Tope as a ,),it good -mp-s a.?; a who'e..ire only needing sunshine.Ys shewing the variable conditions, a Northumberland correffpondcjit states: "A lot of hay i:J t.he county, and %p:flriilldlv got." Roots of all sorts ax-. doing well, and what perhaps is more remarkable after the w-et. very few traces of disease among potatoes 8re as yet repotted. Even umW favourable .tuspic?s. harvest ill not bo general till the end of tlw month.
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All MY AND VOLUNTEERS. I a THE CHESHI11E REGIMENT. Friday night's Loudon Gazette contained the follow- ing — Cheshire Regiment: Lieut. L. Ricketts to be adjutant, vice Capt. E. R Iozle-g. CHESHIRE BEARER 00 R A.M.C. (V.) — Headquarters, St. Michael's Hall, C¡J(.cr. Orders by Major G. W. Sidebotham, command- ing, for the week ending August 24th, 1DU7. 1. Parade on Monday at St. Michael's Hall, at 7.:30 p.m. for lecture, &c. 2. Parade on Wednesday, at 7.30 p.m. for company drill and lecture. The whole company are particularly requested to attend to arrange for competitions under section commander?. 3. Orderly N.C. officer fur 'he week Corpl. F. Jackson.—Signed, G. W. Side- ewthain, Major, Othcer Commanding Cheshire I Bearer Company, R.A.M.C. (V.)
Bunbury v. Sandiway Village Waterloo Park v. Frodtiham Mold v. Shotton Hun troy do v. Malpas Whitchurch v. Llangollen SECOND ELEVENS. Rook Ferry v. Neston Military Staff v. Eaton Park CHESTER AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. Brook Hirst v. Chester Victoria CHESTER AND DISTRICT CUP. (Final Tie.) Flint v. Buckley (Boughton Hall ground) EATON PARK v. BOUGHTON HALL. I Played at Eatou Park on Saturday. Score EATON PAUK. BOUGHTON HAI.IJ. Col. W Lloyd st Wil- W A V Churton b son b Blencowe 11 Roberta lo J Mountford c Hales J P Douglas c Mount- b V Chnrton 0 ford b Holloway 5 C Owen c Hales b H S Hodgkin lbw b Hack ,12 Lockwood 18 Q.M.-S. Lockwood b EH Darby b Hol- V Churton 7 loway 1 Capt. W 0 Holloway L Hales b Roberts .18 st Wilson b Bien'we31 R Wilson run out 40 Major Clifford c & b J Henahall c Youd b Blencowe. 1 Roberts .36 Major Huntsman c H Dryland c Mount- Hodgkinsb Hales.47 ford b Huntsnian. 4 C Chapman b V H L Churton b Hunts- r Churton 1 wan .3 Rev W Kinloch c J W Bloncowe c Douglas b Hack 10 Sub b liuntsnian 5 W Roberts b Hack 1 H Hack not out 2 B Youd not out. 2 Extras 5 Extras. 1 Total .128 Total 146 AIGBURTH v. NESTON & DISTRICT.- Played at St. Michael's on Saturday. Score :— NKSTON & DISTUICT. AIGMJRTH. T J Kirby b Clare 4 T Johnson b Rev. G M 'Neil b Clare 2 Houghton 30 J J Houghton c C C Cottier b Kirby. 12 Anderton b Clare 15 F Miller b V osper .lb F C Roberts c Cottier R Edwards c Hough- b Clare 24 ton b Kirby 17 G L Vosper c Pearson J Harrison b F C b Mil1 7 Roberts .15 MTCRoberts bClare. 12 H Pearson b A H Gilling c Houghton .M Harrison b Clare 1 A W Brock c F C Denton run out 1 b M T C Roberta. 10 J H Gilling c Ed wards E Roberts not out ti b Johnson 37 E Clare b Houghton.. 0 B Dodworth b Miller. 0 G Currie c Kirby b T J Gleave not out .11 Houghton 0 G Anderton did not bat Extras 7 Extras 8 Total 121 Total (9 wkts.).132 ST. MARY'S v. EATON PARK 2ND — Played on the former's grouud on Saturday. Soore St. Mary's: F. Duvios c Parker b Lambert 6, F. Humphries run out 1, J. Davies b R. Par- ker 1, H. Soott b Lambort 14, Burgess b Lambert 13, W. Paliti b Lambert. 1, S. Wil- liams b Lambert 0, W. Ilughrs not out 9. J. Gray b Parkor 9, W. Sandy b Lambert 3, J. Crossloy run out 1, extras 3, total 60. Eaton Park: Penson run out 1. Laking lbw b Burgess 2, Kemp o Scott b Palm 4, Beckett b Burgees 11, J. Edwards run out 7, J. Barker b Gray 1, Laaubort c Burgess b Gray 3, D. Barker o Williams b Burgess 1. Liver-my not out 0, Sherry b BurgeS6 0. L. Bcckitt run out 1; extras 3, total 34. BARROW v. HOOLLI.Played at Barrow on Saturday. Soore — Barrow: R. Bull o Spenoe b Thompson 16, A. Oaxroil b Walton 0, J. OkeJl b Thompson g, H. A. Arnold c Daviea b Thompson, 15. F. Okell b Thompson 1, J. Beeoh o Daviea b Thompson 6, F. Dodd b Thompson 1, W. Ver- non b Walton 1, R. Ritchie b Walton 5, F. Stanyor not out 1, H. Willis b Thompson 0, extras 6, total 61. Hoole: J. P. Davies st Vernon b Oarioll 0, S. Webster b Arnold 0, T. H. Davics b Arnold 4, W. H. Thompson o Bull b Arnold 0, W. M. Bailey o and b Coo-roll 6, A. ChaUis c Boeoh. b Carroll 2, J. Walton b Carroll 3, B. Roberts b Arnold 0, A. Gardner b Arnold 2, C. Spenoe not out 2, F. Hewitt b Carroll 0, extras 1. total 20. ST. JOHNS v. KALEYARDS. -Played at Ohestor on Saturday. St. John's gain;xf an easy victory by nine wickers. The Saints' bowlers were in flooforIllo, Fonuah (taking six wickets far six runa, and J. Suotioe four wio- keta for one run. Score:- Kaleyards: S. Lewis b Hannah 2, T. Delanoy c Williams b Hannah 0, C Dodd c Lipsham b Soonoe 1, W. Walker b Sconoe 0, A. Dodd b Hannah 2, H. L'oyd c Williams b Sconce 0, Blower b Hannah 0, Bird c and b Sconoe 1, Rigby b Hannah, J. Blackburn b Hannah 1, Boxter not out 0, extra 1, total 8. St. John's: J. Williams c Lewis b Lloyd 0, E. Mountford not out 6, J. Lipeham not out 5, G. Russell, A. Mansloy, V. Ohubb, J. Sconoe, H. Western, M. Browne amd H. Hannah did not bat, extra 1. total 12. HARGRAVE v. SAUGHALL.—Played at Hargrave on Saturday. A Shepliord took six wickcts for ton runs. Sc-ore:- Hargl'U'e; A. Myatt o A- Sliopherd b II. Shepherd 14. E. Cookson b A. Shepherd 0, S. Weloh b A. Shppherd 0, W. Wolch run out 0, J. Davenport b A. Shepherd 0, J. Capper b A. Sbopherd 0, K. Lewis b H. Shepherd 4, W. Wool ley b A. Shepherd 0, G. Capper o H. Shep herd b A. Shepherd 1, A. Gregory not out 2, A. Weloh run out 1. total 22. Saughall: J. Bennion b S. Welch 9, O. Shep- herd b Capper 17. H. Shepherd c Davenport b Welch 2, A. J. Shepherd b E. Cookson 8. H. BCllniolJ o Ankers b E. Cookson 0, Alex. Shep- herd b Cappor 0, T. B. Hughes b Capper 1, A. Thornton b Welob 3, H. Mercer c A. MyaAt b Cookson 4. W. Counce b K. Lewis 0, W. Hughes not out 0, extras 2, total 46. OKSTRIA v. RIVERTOWN (SHOTTON). Played on tho Roodee. Chester, on Saturday. Score Rivrtown: J. Griffiths lbw b Jones 3, J. Evans b W. Jones 0, R. Small man b Nogle 0, T. Nock b Jones 4, A. L. Shear go Id c Nogle b Jones 0, T. Hughes b Jones 0, H. Griffiths b Soncs 0, A. Richards b Jones 2, W. Boll run out 3, J. Hall b Jones 0, 1. Whittle not out 2, extras 4, total 18- Costria: H. Greenwood c Griffiths b Hughes 4. W. E. Jon-r-s b Hughes 0, H. Wilson b Nock 9, F. Motterahead b Nock 9, P. Nogle b Nock 4, H. Mealing c and b Nock 0, W Shuttle- worth c Smallman b Shoargold 0, H. McGill b Sboargold 3, F. Elwin not out 1, W. Ffarncra run out 0, J Brunton b Hughes 1, extras 2, total 33. FRODSHAM 1ST v. RUNCORN 1ST.— Played at Frodshivtn on Saturday. Score:- Frodsham W Howard c Bowker b Meggitt 1, J Pearson b A L Plant 23. E E Woods b S Abrains 15, J T Selby c Cunningham b Rolls 48, C G Hutchins c Cunningham b AbramsSL, T Booth c Abrams b Bowker 2, J Greening not out 29, F Spencer b Meggitt 1, R K Jeacoek c Draper b Rolls 4, T Carter not out i), T Farring- ton did not bat, extras 10. total 173. Runcorn J Rolls b R K Jeacock 7. A Draper b C G Hutchings 1, S Abrams b Hutchings n, G E Prescott b Hutchings 3, T P Baxter b Hutch- ings 31, A L Plant c Spencer b HutchingsO. H B Meitt b Jearock 0, H Bowker lbw b Woods 10, C Cunningham not out 7. G Cunningham c Howard b Hutchings 0, H Hill b Hutchings 0, extras 8, total 67. CHOLMONDELEY v. COMBERMERE.— Played at Combcrmero on Saturday. Score:- Combermere Stoekley c Hopley b Coffin 2, T. George b Coffin 11, H. Dutton c Evens b Coffin 0, A. Nie'd c Hopley b C. W. Dodd Hi. F. Caulcott c C. Lancelev b C. W. Dodd 13, W. Howell c A. Dodd b C. W. Dodd 0, P. Sumner c Turton b C. W. Dodd 4. J. Warner b C. W. Dodd 3, E. Moss b Coffin 2, F. Severn c C. Lanceley b Coffin 0, J. Nunnerley not out 0, extras 4, total 55. Cholmondeley A. Dodd c Warner b Nield 5, T. Lanceley b Howell 23, W. Flack c. Caulcott b Nield 2, C. W Dodd b Nield 0, G. B. Evens b Nield 3, A. Jones c Stockley b Nield 5, H. Turton c Nield b Howell 1, C. Hopley c Sumner b Nield 3, J. Coffin b Niold 3. C. Lanceley not out 5, H. Ruscoe at Moss b Nield 4, extras 3, total 57. SHOTTON 2ND v. HALKYN.-Played at Shotton on Saturday. Sc<)re: Shotton 2nd J. Taylor b R. P. Jonee 6, R. Holdeji b Jones 3. A. Cafcheral! b Francis 3, Jones b Jones 1. G. Coliins b Jones 1. L J- Williams b Jones 0, M. Lawis b Jones 0, J. Edwards b Jones 1. J. Bennett run out 1, C. lIaswdl not out 0, C. Bennett b Jones 0, ex- tras 2. total 18. Halkyn Tlio Rev. W. L. Johnson b Taylor 2. G. D P. Wyaft. o Ilolden b Taylor 8, T. Pan-y b Taylor 1, J. L. Francis e and b Taylor 9, G. J. Huberts b Lewis 1. J. Pow?i b Lowia 0 ￼ N. (:n¡, :!In out 4 J. Parry ibw b L?wis 10, ■" J I. Niiitall b Lewi" 0, J. E. P. Jones not out 0 It 1', Jones o Williams b Taylor 0, ox- i tr- 3.. total 38.. TATTENHALL v. WHITCHURCH. Played at Tattenhall on Saturday. Score :— Whitchurch: H Berch b W E Jones 6, A Davis c W Jones b W K Jones 9, W H Smith c and b Robatban 10, T G Freeman c Welch b W E Jones 2, W Clay b Robathan 9, A Tunley c Robathan b W E Jones 0. S Clark lbw b W E Jones 0, J McGuinness b W E Jones 0. A Steele c Robathan b Carr 17, J Finch b Robathan 0, H Bruckshaw not out 14, extras 7, total 74. Tattenhall: W Jones b Freeman 33, E G C:rr b Davies 2, W E Jones b Steele tiS, J Y Weaver b Steele 12. K M Robathan c McGuinness b Free- man 7, E Campbell-Muir b Steele 5, L N -lones b Birch 19, R H Tilney c Finch b Birch G. Rev R W Colston not out 4, J Welch Ibw b Tunley 2. T Moore not out 44. extras 20, total (9 wickets) 222. PENYFFORDD v. SHOTTON.—Played at Penyffordd on Saturday. Soor(- Shotton: J. Phiiiips b Davies 3. W. Gar rat t b Skinner 12. F. Kear o Bdlis b Dolby 1. G. Jones o Bellis b Dolby-, H. Atkinson b Skin- nier 18. G. Dawson o Davies b Daviea 0, F. Bar- i-ott o Bellis b Davies 8. D. Johnson st Beilis b Davios 8, J. Popplewell b Davies 26. N. Aus- tin not out 5. G. Gordon o and b Davies 0, extras 1. total 82. Pynyffotdrl: C. H Skinner not out 17, W. Beilis b Gordon 3. A. Hill b Gordon 8. R. Davi-es not. out. 7. H. Davios. J. W. Beilis, T. Dolby, W. Williams. J Boll, J. Wright and C. Skinner did not bat, extras 3. total (for 2 wkta) 38. NORTHOP v. LIEN B]Pt, t) W. --Played at Northop on Saturday. Score Penbedw J A Main c L Jones b F Jones 8, W C Hughes b J Bankes G, G A Pog-ge c J Bankes b F Jones 1, R S Davies b J Bankes 5. W E Davies run out 6, H Wood c J Williams b J Bankes 5, J H Pritchard c Ilobson b F Jones 0, F C Evans b Fred Jones 0, E S Harper b J Bankes 1, A Jones b F Jones 0, M Jones not out 2. total 34. Northop: C Lewis Jones b Pritchard 3, H Robson b Pritchard 0. K Price e and b Pritohard 2, J Bankes b Pritchard (i, R W Bankes c Harper b Pritchard 12, W Astbury b Pritchard 8, Luther Jones c Harper b Pritchard O. F Jones b Davies 4, J Williams run out 0, C H Astbury b R S Davies 8, John Davies not out n, extras 1, total 53. BUCKLEY v. RAINHILL A8YLUM.- Played at Raichill on Saturday. Score :— Buckley T J Davison st Wilson b Gornall 8, A Peters c Goodwin b Gornall 1. II Piercy c Blundell b Towill 10, J Lindop c Tutt b Gornall 11, W S Lindop c Dr. Reeve b Gornall 0, J Peters (captain) b Gornall 3, R M Gibson c Bixter b Barker 8, T Lindop b Gornall 8, H Griffiths not out 21, H Lamb b Goodwin 0, T Roberts b Good- win 5, extras 15. total 90. Rainhill: A Wilson c T Lindop b H Griffiths 9, W E Bixtor b H Griffiths 33, T J Towill b H Griffiths G. A E Goodwin not out 17, C BTutt b H Griffiths 0, J Bishop c H Lamb b T J Davison 0, R Blundeil not oiit 1, Dr. Reeve, Gornall, Barker, A N Other did not bat, extras 1, total (for five wickets) 67.