AUCTION DIARY. BbleB by MESSRS. CHURTON. ELPHICK, ROBERTS & RICHARDSON. Feb. 16-At the Grosvenor Hotel-Freehold Shops and House at Bonghton and Tamn-road Feb. 20 & 21-A.t Brook House. Huxley-Furni- ture, Antique China, Books, Pictures, &c. Mar. 12 & 13-At the Auction Mart, Foregate- r-treet-House hold Furniture and Effects By MESSRS. CUNNAH ROBERTS. J'eb. 16-At the Blossoms Hotel, Chester—Free- hold Residential Property at Rhyl and Chester Feb. 16-it the Blossoms Hotel, Chester-Free- hold Residence and Building Land Feb. 16—At the Blossoms Hotel, Chester-Pen-y- Bryn Lead Mine and Sett Feb. 18—At Stone House Farm, Mouldsworth- Live and Dead Farming Stock Feb. 19-At the Chester Smithfield-Fat and Store Cattle Feb. 20 At the Smithfield, Hooton Store Cattle Feb. 22-At Oliver House Farm, Great Sutton- Farming Stock, Household Furniture, &c. Feb. 25-At Hawa.rden-Builders' Stock, House- hold Furnitare, Ac. J'eb. 37—At I'attenball-road Auction Mart-Fat Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, and Calves Feb. 28—At the Smithfield, Cheater-Bent Steel Safes Feb. 28—At the Smithfield, Chester Horses, Carriages, &c. Mar. 6-At the Hawarden Castle Hotel, Queen's Ferry—Building Land, at Flintshire. Mar. 8-At the Middle Beachin, Coddington- Farming Stock, &c. Mar. 21-At the Chester Smithfield-Bull Show and Sale By MESSRS. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE. Feb. 19-At Ermine Cattle Mart-Stock Feb. 21-At the Shrewsbury Arms Inn, Trafford Farming Stock, Furniture, Ac. Feb. 21—At the Shrewsbury Arms Inn, Trafford- Stock Feb. 22-At Hargrave—Farming Stock and Effects Feb. 25-At the Mart, Flint-Cattle Feb. 27-At Duddon-Farming Stock and Effects Mar. 2-At the Blossoms Hotel, Chester—Freehold Properties at Guilden Sutton Mar. 6—At the Mart, Mold-Stock By MR. J. P. CARTER. Feb. 2O-At Hooton Smithfield-Stock By MESSRS. CHALLINOB, ROWSON & CHALLINOR. Feb. 18 & 19-At 17. City Walls, Chester -House- hold Furniture, &c. By MESSRS. ASTON & SON. Feb. 19-At the City Auction Rooms-Honsehold Furniture, Drapery, &c. By MR. JOSEPH WRIGHT. Feb. 20-At fatteuhall-Farming Stock, Imple- ments, Furniture, &c. By MESSRS. FRANK LLOYD & SONS. Mar. 2-At the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester-Free- hold Residence and Building Sites at Burton Mar. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22-At Wrexham—Light Horses, show cobs and Ponies, &c. SALES BY AUCTION. r. "r- "J' This Day (Saturday). BOUGHTON & TARVIN ROAD, CHESTER. Sale ot valuable Shops and Dwelling-houses. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. will SELL BY AUCTION, at the Gros- venor Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, February 16th, 1901, an Three o'clock p.m. punctually, in lots, and subject to Conditions, the undermentioned Taluabie Freehold PROPERTIES. Lot. 1.—All those two very desirable SHOPS and DWELLS G-HUUSES, being Nos. 10 and 12, Boughton, with the warehouse, yards and out- officesj at the rear, in the respective occupations of Mr. John Rowland, potato merchant, &c., and Miss Mary Kirkham, grocer. These premises are situate on the south side of the main street in Boughton, having a frontage of 24j feet thereto, and running back in depth about 60 feet. LOT 2.—A very desirable DWELLING-HOUSE, being No. 68, Tarvin-road, with convenient out- ofnoe. small front garden, and good kitchen garden in the rear, in the occupation of Mr. Stockton. To View apply upon the Premises. Any further information as to Lot 1 may be had from W. H. CsuttTON, Esq., Solicitor; as to Let 2 from Messrs. JOLLIFFE & JOLLIFFE, Sol ieitors and as to the whole from Messrs. CHURTON, ELPHICK, ROBERTS & RICHARDSON, all of Chester. On WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY NEXT. BROOK HOUSE, HUXLEY, about 3 miles from Tattenhall, and li miles from Tattenhall-road Station, on the Chester and Crewe Railway. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. have received instructions to SELL BY AUCTIuN, on Wednesday and Thursday, February 20th and 21st, 1901, commencing each day at Twelve o'clock noon punctually, the excellent HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE including mahogany telescope dining table, mahogany and walnut loo, work and other tables, walnut china ca.biuet, carved oak sideboard, mahogany dumb waiter, dwarf bookcase, mahogany and walnut single and lounging chairs and couches, fine-toned cottage pianoforte, iron and other bedsteads, mahogany and painted chests of drawers, dressing and wash tables, wardrobes, feather beds, blankets and counterpanes, a small collection of valuable antique and ornamental china, about 250 volumeig, of books, kitchen requisites, a large cooking stove, lamps, wringing and mangling machine, wooden loose box and amateur's greenhouse, and other effects. N .B.-Catalognes may be had from Messrs. CH UKTON, ELPHICK, ROBERTS and RICHARDSON, Auctioneers, Chester. _0 AUCTION MART, FOREGATE-STREET, CHESTER. MESSES. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. will ..l' hold a Sale of HOUSEHOLD FURNI- ITURE and EFFECTS on March 12th and 13th, 1901. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE will SELL J. BY AUCTION at the ERMINE SALE, CHESTER, on TUESDAY NEXT, 750 Head of STOCK, including 4 prime fat Heifers from Mr. Hassall, Trafford, pure- bred Tamworth Boar, 14 couple young Fowls. ON THURSDAY NEXT, February 21st, 1901. Sale of 13 Cattle, Cob, Poultry, Potatoes, Imple- ments, and Household Furniture, at the SHREWSBURY ARMS INN, TRAFFORD, 4 miles from Chester. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE have received instructions from Mr. Hassall, to SELL bY AUCTION the whole of his Live and Dead FARMING STOCK. FURNITURE, &c. Sale at one o'clock. Full particulars in catalogues. On THURSDAY NEXT, February 21st, 1901. Removed for convenience of Sale from Ince to the SHREWSBURY AtiMS INN, TRAFFORD, 2 Young COWS close on calving, 2 Young Cows in full milk, 6 STIRKS, and useful MARE. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE have received JL. instructions from Mr. Bevans (who is leaving the neighbourhood) Ince, to SELL BY AUCTION the above-mentioned Stock. On FRIDAY NEXT, February 22nd, 1901. Sale of a Cob, 8 Cows, 5 Pigs, Poultry, Dairy i Vessels, Implements, and Household FURNI- TURE, at HAUGGAVE, li miles from Tatten- hall-road Station, and 7 miles from Chester. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE have received Jt_ instructions from Mr. JOB. Ankers, to SELL BY AUCTION, the whole of his Live and Dead FARMING STOCK and Effects. j Sale to commence at One o'clock prompt. Full particulars in catalogues. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE will hold JL their next SALE at the MART, FLINT, on MONDAY, February 25th, 1901. On WEDNESDAY, February 27th, 1901. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE have received JL instructions from Mr. Thos. Rowlands, Puddon, near Chester, to SELL BY AUCTION the whole of his Live and Dead FARMING STOCK and Effects. Sale at One o'clock. Full particulars in catalogues. GUILDEN SUTTON. NEAR CHESTER. Sale of Valuable Freehold Properties. MESSRS. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE have received instructions to SELL BY AUCTION, at the Blossoms Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAV. 2nd of March, 1901, at 3 o'clock p.m. prompt, subject to conditions to be then and there produced, and in the following or such other lots as may be decided on at the time of sale, the follow- ing1 valuable Freehold PROPERTIES, namely:- L:jT I.-All that MESSUAGE or COTTAGE situate at Guilden Sutton, in the County of Chester, together with the Croft and Garden thereunto belonging, containing in the whole 1 acre and 2 roods or thereabouts. The premises are at present in the occupation of Mr. Joseph Griffiths. LOT 2.-All that MESSUAGE or COTTAGE also situate at Guilden Sutton, and adjoining Lot 1. together with the Croft and Garden thereto belonging, containing in the whole 1 acre or there- abouts. The premises are at present in the oocu- I pation of Mr. William Jenkins. For further particulars apply to the AUCTION- EERS, St. Werburgh-street, Chester; or to E. BRASSEY, 9, St. John-street, Chester. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE will hold jt_ their next SALE at the MART, MOLD, on MARCH 6th, at 11 30 a.m. On MONDAY and TUESDAY NEXT, February 18th and 19th. 17, CITY WALLS, CHESTER (opposite Floating Baths). MESSRS. CHALLINOR, ROWSON and !| J3LL CHALLINOK will SELL BY AUCTION the whole of the useful HOUSEHOLD FURNI- j TURB, consisting of oak frame chairs, walnut suites, easy chairs, rosewood sideboard, mahogany extended dining table, iron and braas French bed- steads, bedding, gent's mahogany wardrobe, linen, plate, china and glass, kitchen utensils, and laurr,rou,i other items. Sale at 11 o'clock, commencing with contents of rooms on the ground floor on first day. Catalogues from the AUCTIONEERS, St. Wer- burgh-street, Chester. SALES BY AUCTION. This Day (Saturday). RHYL, NORTH WALES; AND CITY OF CHESTER. Two Valuable Freehold Residential Properties. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS, at the Blossoms Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, the 16th day of February, 1901, at Three o'clock punctually, subject to conditions, and in the following lots — LOT 1.—The Valuable Freehold RESIDENCE, known as KENMORE," Russell-road (East), Rhyl, now in tha occupation of Mr. H. A. Steer, con- taining in the whole 2,055 square yards, and having a frontage of 89 feet to Russell-road. Also the adjoining Piece of Valuable BUILDING LAND, containing 977 square yards, with the stables, coach-house and snippon erected thereon. Early possession can be had if desired. LOT 2. -A i that Freehold Detached MESSUAGE or DWELLlNG-HoUsE, standing in its own grounds, with the gardens and premises thereto belonging, known as "STONE VILLA," Cheyuey- road, situate at the junction of cheyney-road and Garden-lane, in the City of Chester, containing in the whole 1,113 square yards or thereabouts. The House oontains large entrance hall, dining and drawing rooms, breakfast room, kitchen, pantry, five large bedrooms, bath-room, hot and cold water, two w.c's, good cellar, conservatory, wash-house, &c., and extensive garden back and front. Vacant possession can be had on completion. For further particulars and orders to view, apply to the AUCTIONEERS, Grosvenor Buildings, Chester; or to Ms. E. BRASSEY, Solicitor, 9, St. John-street, Chester. This Day (Saturday). Sale of Valuable Freehold RESIDENCE at SEA- LAND, and BUILDING LAND at SEALAND- ROAD, CHriSiER. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS will SELL JjLL BY AUCTION at the Blossoms Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, the 16th day of February, 1901, at Three p.m. punctually, in the following lots, and subject to conditions to be then pro- duced- LOT I.-The Freehold RESIDENCE, known as "Sealand House," together with large orchard and garden and six valuable fields, now used as market garden and pasture land, containing in the whole 34 acres, 2 roods, 33 parches or thereabouts. This lot has frontages of about 1,099 feet to bumper's Lane and the River Dee Cop, and forms very valuable Building sites the whole standing in a ring fence. LOT 2.—A very Desirable Freehold BUILDING SITE, having frontages of 79 feet and 74 feet to Sealaud-roaa, and also of 108 feet and 97 feet to an intended new street between aealand-road and Whipcord-tane, and containing 89a square yards or thereabouts. For further particulars and orders to view. apply to the ADCTIONKERS, Grosvenor .buildings, Chester; or to MESSRS. COLLINS, ROBINSON & DRIFFIELD, Solicitors, 34, Castle-street, Liverpool. This Day (Saturday). By Order of the Trustees for the Debenture Holders. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MESSRS. CUNNAH & UtlERI at the ] Blossoms Hotel, Cheater, on SATURDAY, the 16tit day of February, 1901, at three o'clock in the afternoon, subject to conditions of Sale to be then and there produced— The PEN-Y-Bti.YN LEAD MINE and SETT, situate in the Pariah of Halkyn in the County of Flint, with the Winding Imagine, Dressing Plant, and other Machinery belonging thereto. The fen-y-Bryn aett extends under lands in the Parish of Halkyn, which contain by computation 102 acres. 1he Blende and Calamine under 85 acres will be included in the sale. The Mine is leasehold tor 21 years from the 29th September, 1896. The Mine is of a very promising character, and is well equipped, and the Machinery is in going order. The Property will be offered subject to the Lessees' covenants and conditions, and to the royalties, rents, and rights reserved to the Lessors. The Mine may be inspected on application to Capt. Harper, Pant-y-go, Halkyn. Further particulars may be obtained from the AUCTIONEERS, Urosvenor Buildings, Cheater; or from the undernamed, at whose offices the con- ditions of sale may be inspected seven days prior to the aaie, and where a plan of the property may be seen, SHU 1TLEWORTH & DALLAS, Solicitors, 1. Chapel-street, Preston. On MONDAY NEXT, February 18th, 1901. Important Sale at STONE HOUSE, MUULDS- WORTH, three-quarters of a mile from Mouldsworth Station. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS are .1 IV ]- favoured with instructions from tne Exors. of the late Mr. Samuel Wright to SELL BY AUC- TION, the veluable FARMINGSTOCK, including 54 dairy cows and heifers, three prime fat heifers, stock bull, six two-year-old heifers and eight choice yearling heifers. Black cart mare, brown oart mare, black gelding, chesnut pony, Produce; 75 tons of mangolds. 16 tons of swedes, 300 boxes of sets, hogs of eating potatoes, 250 measures of white wheat, and 160 measures of Garton's Abundance oats. Strong lurry, two 41 inch wheel carts, strong shandry, light float, pony trap. Implements, tools, &c. Dairy Utensils: Refrigerator and fittings, 14 railway milk tankards, and the HOUSEHOLD FURNI- Ij TURE. Sale to commence with the Farming Stock at Eleven o'clock, and Household Furniture at Two o'clock.. Catalogues from the AUCTIONEERS, Grosvenor Buildings, Cheater. On TUESDAY NEXT, at Eleven o'clock, at the SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS will hold .J. their usual WEEKLY SALE of FAT and STORE CATLLE, Sheep, Pigs and CALVES. Entries are respectfully solicited. On WEDNESDAY NEXT, at One o'clock. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS will hold ?JL their usual WEEKLY SALE of FAT and STORE CATTLE, Sheep, Pigs and CALVES at HOOTON SMI RHFIELL), entries for which are respectfully solicited. On FRIDAY NEXT, February 22nd, 1901. Sale of the whole of the Live and Dead Farming Stock and Household Furniture, at OLIVER HOUSE, GREAT SUTTON, one mile from Capenhurst Station. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS are NI favoured with instructions from the Exors. of the late Mr. Wm. Manifold to SELL BY AUCTION the FARMING STOCK, including 20 dairy cows, 2 choice two-year-old heifers, shorthorn stock bull, bay cart gelding, sow and eight followers, 12 strong stores, 2 carts, shandry, wheelbarrow, gears, harness, mowing machine, horse rake, chaffcutter, weighing machine, sack truck, hoist, pig troughs, tools. Dairy Utensils Cheese vat by Storrar," 2 cheese presses, 8 tin cheese vats, 12 wood vats, churn, cans, &o.; and the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, including mahogany sideboards, dining tables, oottage pianoforte by Eavestaff," mahogany cup- board, easy chairs, dining chairs, pier glasses, books, glass, china, linen, carpets, hearthrugs, centre and side tables, bedsteads and bedding, mahogany dressing tables and washstands, swing glasses, carved oak linen chests, kitchen and culinary utensils and effects. Sale to commence at One o'clock prompt. Catalogues from the AUCTIONEERS, Grosvenor Buildings, Chester. On MONDAY, February 25th, 1901. Under Deed of Assignment re Arthur Davies, Builder, Hawarden. By order of the Trustee, Mr. H. J. Price, Chartered Accountant, 26, Newgate-street, Chester. Sale of the whole of the Builders' Materials, Stock I and Plant, Gas Engine, Machinery, Household Furniture and Effects, at HAWARDEN, close to Hawarden Station. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS are in- 1?1. structed to SELL BY AUCTION the whole of the BUILDER'S STOCK and PLANT, includ- ing 3 h.p. gas engine, by Crossley, Manchester, in firat-class working order; length of wrought iron shafting, two circular saw benches, morticing machine, planing machine, four single joiners' benches, 3,000 feet T. and G. floor boards, 2,200 feet skirting boards, 1,100 feet slating battens, a large quantity of planks, boards, slates, scaffold plankd, bricks, ridge tiles, pitch pine, red deal, pine, drain pipes, copings, stay bricks, green Mintou tiles, paint pots, glass, 0. G. spouting, assorted Ruabon, plinth, moulded and white enamel bricks, yellow, brown and white glazed bricks, flooring tiles, sham registers, ironwork, ironmongery, nails, &c iron roofed shed, hand- cart, aud miscellaneous effects and the HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE, including chairs, chests of drawers, hat stand, sideboard, rocking chair, upright iron grand piano, tables, oak bookcase, mahogany chairs, overmantels, fenders, pictures, ornaments, glass, china, mahogany wardrobes, night commode, Axminster carpet, dressing chests, washstands, swing glass, and other EFFECTS. Sale to commence with the stock and plant at Eleven o'clock, and the furniture at half-past Two prompt. For farther particulars apply to Mr. H. J. PRICE, 26, Nowgate-street, or the AUCTIONEERS, Gros- venor Buildings, Chester. I On WEDNESDAY, February 27th, at TATTEN- HALL ROAD AUCTION MART. MESSRS. CUNNAH A ROBERTS will hold a SALE of Fat and Store CATTLE, SHEEP, PIGS, and CALVES. Entries respectfully solicited. Sale to commence at One o'clock prompt. 3AMUEL WITHERS & CO. (successois to the Original Firm of George Withers and Sona), established 1843 at Park Works, West Bromwich' have instructed MESSRS. CUNNAH A ROBERTS to SELL BY AUCTION, at the SMITHFIELD CHESTER, on THURSDAY, 28th of February 1901, at 12 noon prompt, GOLD MEDAL BENT STEEL SAFES from 20in. to 3ft. high, with single and double doors, andfitted with patent unpickable lever locks, with duplicate keys, cash drawers, loose shelves, all the latest improvements, etc. Makers to Her Majesty's Board of Works, the Central Post Office Savings' Bank, London Bank of Scotland, Motherwell; Munster Bank of Ireland, Lloyd's Banking Company, Manx Bank, Isle of Man his Grace the Duke of Sutherland, Bass and Co., Burton, and Branches and most of the leading Railway Companies of the United Kingdom, etc., etc. Over 60 of these Safes supplied Her Majesty's Post Offices since 1896, and to over 300 Parish Councils. I Catalogues now ready, and may be obtained from I the AUCTIONEERS, with testimonials and further I references. I SALES BY AUCTION. # On THURSDAY, February 28th, 1901. CHESTER HORSE FAIR. At THE SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERIS will hold their usual MONTHLY SALE of Horses, Carriages, Traps, and Harness, entries for which are respectfully solicited. Sale at One o'clock with Horses. FLINTSHIRE. Sale of Valuable Freehold Building Land situate at Queen's Ferry, Hawarden and Ewloe Town. MESSRS. CUNNAH A ROBERTS will SELL 1M. BY AUCTION, at the Hawarden Castle Hotel, Queen's Ferry, on WEDNESDAY, the 6th March, 1901, at 3.30 o'clock p.m. punctually, the above Valuable Freehold PROPERTY in the following or such other Lots as may be decided upon at the time of sale and subject to conditions to be then produced- LOTS 1 to 23 inclusive.—Valuable Freehold BUILDING LAND situate at Queen's Ferry, ad- joining and on the North-easterly side of the main road from Chester to Connah's Quay, and divided into 23 very desirable plots. LOTS 24 to 52 inclusive.—A very Valuable Piece of BUILDING LAND, situate close to Hawarden Village, fronting the Main Road to Northop, occupied by Mr. Thomas Bailey, containing 2a. lr. 21p. and divided into 29 desirable plots. Lore b3 to 58 inclusive.—Sit most desirable BUILDING PLOTS of a quarter of an acre each, situate at Ewloe Town, near the Stag's Head Inn, with good frontage to the Road to Northop. Particulars with plans and any further informa- tion may be obtained on application from HENRY S. WHALLEY, F.S.I., Surveyor, and the AUC- TIONEERS, Cheater; or from WALKER, SMITH & WAY, Solicitors, Chester. On FRIDAY, March 8th, 1901. IMPORTANT Sale at the MIDDLE BEACHIN, _L CODDINGTON, by order of Mr. Jaa. Sand- bach (who is giving up farming). CUNNAH & ROBERTS, Auctioneers. THE CHESTER ANNUAL BULL SHOW JL and SALE will be held on THURSDAY, March 21st. Entry Forms and Prize Lists from the Auc- TIONEERS, Grosvenor Buildings, Chester. On WEDNESDAY NEXT, at One o'clock. MR. J. P. CARTER'S HOOTON STOCK SALE. Entries respectfully solicited. Auction Offices: 2, Newgate-street, Chester. Q AS T O N & SON, ? CITY AUCTION ROOMS, 14, WATERGATE STREET, CHESTER. These Rooms are always open to receive FURNITURE and other GOODS for SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION. Terms moderate. Prompt settlement. Sales conducted in town or country. S. ASTON & SON, Auctioneers, Ac., Regent-street, Wrexham; Watergate-street, Chester. SALE FIXTURE. Tues., Feb. 19 Furniture, Ac.. Entries invited TUESDAY NEXT, Feb. 19th, 1901. CITY AUCTION ROOMS. MESSRS. ASTON & SON will SELL BY AUCTION, at the above rooms, a large quantity of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, &c., also a quantity of DtiAPERY (removed for con- venience of sale), comprising walnut bedroom suite, walnut cabinet, brass and iron bedsteads, flock beds, wool and etraw mattresses, spring mattress, gentleman's wardrobe, large bookcase, chests of drawers, kitchen tables, chairs, and fenders, bed- room chairs, mangle, pictures, ornaments, toilet set, six massive mahogany chairs, in hair seating; sofa, in leather; spring-seated couch, in leather hanging lamps, dress basket, overmantel, remnants of linoleum, quantity of cutlery, and the usual kitchen utensils. The Drapery consists of dress lengths, velveteens, laces, frillings, untrimmed hats, &c., &c., and will be offered absolutely without reserve. Sale to commence 1.30 prompt. Auctioneers' Office, 14, Watergate-street. Telephone No. 59. BY JOSEPH WRIGHT- MB WEDNESDAY NEXT. Feb. 20th, 1901, at One, At TATTENHALL. Sale of choice in-calf Cows and Heifers, Barrens, Stirks, Yearlings, 2 in-pig Sows, Gilt, 2 store Pigs, 1 fat Pig, young boar Pig, 20 couple Fowl, Produce, Implements, Dairy Utensils, and a portion of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, by order of Mr. Thos. Spencer (who is leaving). Saturday. 2nd March, at Three o'clock. Important Sale of a Highly Desirable and Valuable COUNTRY RESIDENCE and two eligible BUILDING SITES, at BURTON, about ten minutes' walk from Rossett Station, G. W.R. FRANK LLOYD & SONS have been instructed t' by Thomas Lightfoot, Esq., who has decided to dispose of his residence, to SELL BY AUCTION, at the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, 2nd March, 1901, at Three o'clock prompt- LOT I.-All that Desirable Freehold COUNTRY RESIDENCE, known as "BURTON COTTAGE," situate at Burton, about ten minutes' walk from Rossett Station, on the main road to Hope and Mold, and about six miles from Chester and Wrexham, together with the convenient out- buildings, large well stocked garden, and pasture field, containing altogether a acres 3 roods 0 perches or thereabouts, now occupied by the owner. LOT 2.—A most Desirable and Eligible Freehold BUILDING SITE, on the opposite side of the road to Lot 1, containing 6 acres or thereabouts. LOT 3.—A moat Desirable and Eligible Freehold BUILDING SITE, adjoining Lot 2, containing 5 acres or thereabouts. This Property is well worth the consideration of investors, as it is in thoroughly good order, and commands lovely views of the Welsh hills and Wirral peninsula. It is intended to offer the three lots together, and it not disposed of to sell them as lotted. LOT 4.—A very fertile MEADOW, situate near Ithell's Bridge, in the township of Allington, con- taining 21 acres or thereabouts. Plans and particulars from the AUCTIONEERS, Parrs Bank Chambers, Wrexham; or HENRY TAYLOR, ESQ., Solicitor, 2, Pepper-street, Chester. 1,000 HORSES. £80 PRIZES. FRANK LLOYD & SONS' GREAT NORTH JL WALES HORSE SALES at WREXHAM. March 13th. 14th & 15th, Light Horses. Great Sale of Show Cobs and PONIES. March 20, 21 & 22, HEAVY HORSES, Stallions, Shires and YOUNG HORSES. Prize Lists and Entry Forms ready. Entries close March 2nd. MISCELLANEOUS. ,.ro. r. EIGHTEEN Varieties of Showy FLOWER SEEDS, lB. Twelve varieties Sweet Peas, Is. Wreaths and Crosses, from 3s. 6d. upwards. FRANK DOBIE, Market, Chester. 8963 A Quantity of old RAILWAY SLEEPERS, in good condition, to be had cheap.-Apply ERNEST GRIFFITH, Coal, Coke & Lime Merchant, 3A, Coal Exchange, Chester. TO POULTRY KEEPERS.—Oyster SHELLS, ready ground, may be had at the Grosvenor Oyster Bar, 42, Eastgate street, Chester. Price on application. 8601 SPAR GRAVEL, for garden walks. Buxton and Welsh LIME, for Building, Plastering, &?.—RosT. W. KILLON, Al, Coal Exchange, Chester. Telephone 70. 8803 WANTED, the Public to know that FRANK w CRANS: (13 years with Messrs. Lamont and Son), has COMMENCED BUSINESS as Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer, Picture Framer, Furniture Remover, Ac., at 49, WATERGATE ROW, CHESTBR. RICHARDSON, TAILOR. GENTLEMEN'S ]It CLOTHING CLEANED, Altered, Repaired, Turned. Own Materials Made-up.-RICHARDSON'S, 33, Grosvenor-street. Wonderful Trousers made to Measure, 6/11. 8790 WRINGING MACHINES, new and second- W hand. Rollers Turned Up. All kinds of Repairs to Mangles.—HAS ELDEN, Wood Turner and Mangle Roller Maker, Delamere-street, Cheater. 8804 AGNIFICENT CYCLE RIDING SCHOOL. ivt Please note our School is Open all the year round for Pupils. Particulars and reasonable terms on application.—A. WENTWORTH, Central Cycle Works and Riding School, Cow-lane Bridge, Cheater. nrK) BE SOLD, Ladies' Handsome Black Alpaca JL and Cashmere DRESS LENGTHS, smart designs, 3/11, carriage paid. Velvet, Cashmeres, Poplins, Satins. Cords, Armures in the new color- i;g,,i art and pastel shades. Black materials a speciality. Spring patterns post free.—BRADFORD DRicss WAREHOUSE, Shipley, Bradford. 8797 Established 1832. CART and LURRY TARPAULINS, LONG and LOIN CLOTHS or Horses, COAL and CORN SACKS, equal in price and quality to any in the kingdom. Ladders, Blocks, Pulleys, Rope of all sixes. Tents suitable for all purposes, Decorations if required. Prompt atten- tion to enquiries either for sale or hire of above.— Apply DAVIES & SONS, Crane-street, Victoria- road, and 4. Coal Exchange. Chester. TENDERS. oJ THE UPPER MERSEY NAVIGATION COM- JL MISSIONERS are prepared to receive TENDERS for the BUILDING of a small WOODEN LIGHTSHIP, to be delivered at their Depot, at Runcorn. A plan and particulars of specifications can be seen at the Office of the Commissioners, who do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender, and the person or firm tendering may be required to enter into a Bond with Sureties for the due performance of the Contract. Tenders, endorsed "Lightship," to be sent to Mr. J. MEADOWCROFT, Clerk, Upper Mersey Navigation Office, Runcorn, on or before the 28th instant. Runcorn, February 14th, 1901, THE BEST LINIMENT OF THE AGE IS GRATTON'S I EMBROCATION —— | BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST EMBROCATION EMBROCATION EMBROCATION EMBROCATION EMBROCATION EMBROCATION OF OF OF OF OF OF THE THE THE THE THE THE AGE AGE AGE AGE AGE AGE IS IS IS IS IS I IS GRATTON'S I GRATTON'S GRATTON'S GRATTON'S GRATTON'S GRATTONrS FOR FOR FOR FOR FOR FOR RHEUMATISM RHEUMATISM RHEUMATISM RHEUMATISM RHEUMATISM RHEUMATISM SPRAINS SPRAINS SPRAINS SPRAINS SPRAINS SPRAINS BRUISES BRUISES BRUISES BRUISES BRUISES BRUISES COLDS COLDS COLDS COLDS COLDS COLDS STIFF JOINTS STIFF JOINTS STIFF JOINTS STIFF JOINTS STIFF JOINTS STIFF JOINTS SORE THROAT SORE THROAT SORE THROAT SORE THROAT SORE THROAT SORE THROAT CRAMP CRAMP CRAMP CRAMP CRAMP CRAMP USED BY ALL THE LEADING FOOTBALL CLUBS. Cures Sprains. Cures Bruises. Cures Stiff Joints. Cures Cramp. Cures Cold on the Chest. Cures Rheumatism. Cures Sore Throat. The following testimonials speak for themselves:- Mr. G. B. RAMSAY, Sec. retary of the ASTON VILLA F.C.. writes:— We used Gratton's Em. brocation nearly all last season, and found it most effectual and beneficial in cases of bruises, sprains, &c., &c." NOTTS FOBEST F.C. Dear Sirs, For several weeks past we have been usidg Gratton's Oils for our players, and I think it only right to you to let you know how valuable we found them in all cases of sprains, braises, Ac. They are undoubtedly the best Embrocation we have ever had. Yours faithfully, H. S. RADFORD, Sec. SHEFFIELD UNITED CRICKET A FOOTBALL CLUB. Gentlemen, May 22nd, 1896. Gentlemen. It gives me great pleasure to testify to the excellence of your Embrocation. Yours faithfully, H. H..STONES, Asst. Secy. Mr. W. HARRISON, of the Willows, Walkeringham, Gainsboro', writes:— Having been troubled with Rheumatism for 37 years I am happy to tell you that by constant use of Gratton's Embrocation I have not one quarter the pain I nad, in fact it has done me more good than all the other remedies I have tried during the 37 years put together." Gratton's Embroca- tion keeps the limbs supple & strengthens the muscles. Mr. H. HAYWARD, of Brownhills, Near Walsall, writes to us- That he had the misfor- tune to fall down while carrying a piece of tim. her. The timber fell across his lez and bruised and sprained the guider of his knee, and he was hardly able to walk. He tried all sorts of oils but none seemed to do it any good, but one day he was reading the Wall- sall Advertiser" and found that Boots, C.ish Chemists, were adver- tising Gratton's Embro- cation. He decided to buy a bottle, and now he is pleased to say that after the second dress. ing he had relief of pain. and before he had used the whole of the bottle his knee was sound again. He speaks so highly of it that he thinks every working man ought to have a bottle of this Embroca- tion ready to hand. Mr. C. SHAW, Lough- borough :—" I wish to inform you of the great good your Embrocation has done me. I had to walk with two sticks but two bottles quite cured my rheumatism. I have recommended it to several of my friends,who have all found great benefit from it." Mr. W. DAVIES, a Miner, of Treeton, Nr. Bother- ham, says- He had very painful swellings in his knee. and that after several rubbings with Gratton's Embrocation he as able to follow his work as usual. The Embroca- tion, he avers, is worth a guinea a bottle. In fact, it has done him so much good that he recom- mends it to everybody he comes in coutact with. To Messrs. Anderson Gratton,— I have used your Embro- cation for a capped knee, and I found relief in three applications; one bottle set it right. I have also used it for sprains and bruises, rheumatic affections, and have had no other to equal it. At the present time lani using it for a crushed elbow and find great relief from it, and my friends, that I have recommended it to, speak highly of it. "W. G. HU I CHIN SON, Carlton-os-Trent,Newark." "Mr. Anderson Gratton, I used your Embrocation during my training for the 50 miles Lincoln- shire Road Record. which I covered in 2 hours 14 minutes. At the finish I was well rubbed down with your Embrocation, and I felt no strains upon the muscles whatever. I shall for the future al- ways use it during my long rides and path racing. A. E. BUCKLE." Mr. J. HARDING, Walsall Having tried every avail- able remedy for rheuma- tism with little or no relief, I tried Gratton's Embrocation, and have known more relief from it than everything else I have ever used. I am very thankful you intro- duced it into Walsall." ) ALBERT CRAWFORD says Having been troubled with great pains in all my limbs, I resolved to try a bottle of your Em- brocation with the re- sult that a few applica- tions had a wonderful effect, giving me almost immediate relief. I derived such great bene- fit (I never felt worse in my lifej I feel compelled to congratulate you upon having been the mediu n of putting with. in the reach of the public such a valuable pre- paration." I have suffered severely with neuralgia and was recommended to try Gratton's Embrocation. I did so and it acted like magic, giving me instant relief. Yours sincerely, THOMAS BARKER, Derby." PRICE 1/11 FOR JOJD. AT BOOTS, CASH CHEMISTS, SOLE LOCAL AGENTS, 28, EASTGATE ROW, AND 30, EASTGATE STREET, CHESTER. I LOST. LOST, last week, Brown Leather BAG, con- JLJ taining dental instruments. Finder well rewarded. No questions asked.—Address J 56, Observer Office. 8925 LOST, within the last week, from the neigh- JLj bourhood of Nicholas-street, a Dark Tabby CAT. Whoever will bring the same to THOMAS, Chemist, Watergate-street, will be suitably rewarded. 8943 PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS JT or THE FOLLOWING CLASSES :— HOUSES TO BE LET APARTMENTS WANTED, HOUSES WANTED, APARTMENTS TO BE LET, SITUATIONS WANTED, MISCELLANEOUS WANTS, SITUATIONS VACANT, LOST OR FOUND, ARTICLES TO BE SOLD, BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. are now inserted in The Cheshire Observer at the following rates:— Not Exceeding Twenty Words— ONE INSERTION 1/- Two INSERTIONS 1/6 THREE INSERTIONS 2/- Not Exceeding Thirty-Five Words— ONE INSERTION 1/6 Two INSERTIONS 2/6 THREE INSERTIONS 3/- F' WANTED. COWMAN, WANTED married. Cottage pro- vided.—Address F 75, Observer Office. 8944 APPRENTICE WANTED, ont-docr. — Apply DONALD & Co., Chemists, 2, Bridge-street. WANTED, an experienced MACHINIST.— W Apply HANNON & GUNNING, 22, Newgate- street. 8933 OFFICE BOY WANTED.—Apply with speci- men of hand-writing to E. BRASSEY, Solici- tor, Chester. WANTED, COOK; family of six, no washing; TV three servants kept. Wages £20.-BoUJw:- PHRET, Portland House, Lymm, nr. Warrington. WANTED, an experienced COACHMAN.- W Apply by letter, stating experience and wages, to "ALPHA," Observer Offioe, Chester. 8908 WANTED, Sharp Youth as APPRENTICE to V T the Printing Trade.—Apply personally at the WELSH COAST PIONEER OFFICES, Bank-place, Foregate-Street. 8965 YOUNG GENTLEMAN requires Board and JL APARTMENTS.-Address, stating lowest terms, to 0 28, Observer Office. 8910 W ANTED, a SERVANT, age 18, to sleep out. VV —Apply 73, Gloucester-street, Newtown, Chester. -8918 WANTED, strong YOUTH to assist in Bake- VV house and Van. Stage age and wages 1 required.—H. DELAMORE, Wirral Bakery, Neston. WANTED, MAID for general work, steady f V and quiet.—Apply the MATRON, Nursing Institute, Abbey-road, Llandudno. 8916 WANTED, a strong BOY, to clean boots and V V knives, and to help in the garden.—Apply THE GARDENER, 26, Liverpool-road. 8927 klT"ANTED, a respectable young GIRL, for house work; sleep out. Wages 2s. 6d.- Apply Mrs. BOWDEN, 10, Pepperstreet. 8940 001) GENKRAL DI sE A G AGED (19), good I referellce, all work, wash if required.—Mrs. BOWDEN, 66, Bridge-street (opposite Fountain), Chester.. 8890 WAN IED, country ROOMS for Lady and W T child of three, near Chester. Very moderate terms. Address C, South Ridge, Helsby, Warrington. 8932 Y¡-'RODHAM:-INCE or ELTON. -WANTED, ) pleasantly situated DWELLING-HOUSE; entry April to June. Rent not to exceed £ 20; X25 clear.-Address T 43, Observer Office. 8934 I>EQUIRED, SITUATION by experienced -R NURSE, English Church. Fir?t baby or otherwise. Four years' reference. Chester preferred.—J. BROWN'S Registry, Cuppin-street. YOUNG Gentleman REQUIRES Furnished JL SITTING-ROOM & BEDROOM in Chester. Moderate terms. Bathroom desired.—Address L 29, Observer Office. 88u0 PPRENTICE to the PRINTING TRADE, about 14 years of age. Must have had good education. Apply personally Observer Office, Chester. WANTED, to PURCHASE, a small Freehold V V HOUSE (southerly aspect), with about two acres of LAND.—SHAW, "Ardingly," Halkyn- road, Chester. 8828 YOUNG PERSON; AGED 27, REQUIRES SITUATION for March 13th, in Chester, as waitress, housemaid, or attendant.—Apply Mrs. LITTLER, Trinity Registry, Chester. 8960 LADY residing in Chester wishes to receive -L Boarders or Paying-Guests, every comfort late dinner; terms 35s. a week.—Address B 38 Observer Office. WANTED, near station, superior SITTING" t V ROOM, with Two BEDROOMS, piano, good cooking and attendance.—Address full particulars to C. H., Observer Office. 8914 WANTED, for 19, Bridge-street Row, Young LAD X as Improver or Apprentice to Fancy Draper and Ladies' Outfitting.-Apply JOHN A. MATE, 60, Bridge-street. 8941 BOY WANTED for office, neat writer; good JLF opening for youth just leaving school.— Address in own handwriting, stating wages required to X 24, Observer Office. WANTED, a COTTAGE, in or near Prestatyn, V V Furnished or Unfurnished, detached or semi- detached, garden. State terms and accommoda- tion.—K 47, Observer Office. 8911 MRS. LITTLER, Trinity Registry, Chester, REQUIRES COOKS, Kitchenmaids, House- maids, Waitresses, Nurses, Footman for London, many Generals, Farm Servants and others. 8961 BOOT TRADE, Ketail.—WANTED, a sharp jD respectable YOUTH, about 16 or 18, with good reference. One used to the trade need only apply.-CASH & Co., The Cross, Chester. 8917 INDOOR SKRVANT (married) REQUIRED for JJL a situation in the country, must be a good plate cleaner. State wages, age and height, to B.B., care of Charles Birohall, Limited, Liverpool. GARDENER.—REQUIRED, a capable Man. GUnder Gardener kept. Must thoroughly understand the growing of grapes.—Mrs. JOHNSON, care of Mrs. Baird, 37, Leece-street, Liverpool. W ANTED, SITUATION as Useful Help. W Thoroughly domesticated. Comfortable home principle object. In or near Chester.— Address K 46, Observer Office, Chester. 8906 GROCERY AND PROVISIONS. -WANTED, Gseveral smart ASSISTANTS for Midlands and North Wales.-Apply MAYPOLE DAIRY Co., LIMITED, 8, Watergate-street. Chester. 8935 DRESSMAKING, Children's Frocks, Altera- tions, and Plain Needlework. Moderate charges. Ladies waited on.—Address B 37, Observer Oiffce. 8952 V ACANCY, for a well-educated YOUTH,. as T Apprentice to Chemist and Photographic Dealer.—Apply GEORGE KEMP, 59, Bridge-street, Chester. 8949 \J\TANTED, to PURCHASE a HOUSE in V V Chester, or Hoole; to contain two or three bedrooms, bath and w.c., two sitting-rooms, and kitchen and usual outbuildings. Price moderate. Full particulars to A 44, Observer Office. 8953 WANTED, a MAN who understands farm V V work, to look after horses, no ploughing; good milker liberal wages paid to suitable man; cottage and garden found.—Apply Mr. DODD, Churton Heath, Saighton, Chester. 8938 LADY NURSE REQUIRED for. one little. JLJ child. Must have had experience with young children. Liberal wages to a capable person.— Reply. giving all particulars, to Mrs. ROWLANDS, eare of Mrs. Baird, Leece-street, Liverpool. 8913 WANTED, YOUNG MAN, to attend to pony V T and trap, deliver goods per shandry, and make himself generally useful. Must have hold similar situation.—Apply by letter J 58, Observer Office. MRS. RED'S Registry, Abbey Buildings, Chester.-WANTED, Cooks (JE14 to £40), Generals. Waitresses, Housemaid waitresses, Nurse, first baby (£20 to R25), Waitresses for Chester (small families), Cooks for Liverpool and North Wales ( £ 30 to E40), Nurse, one child, two years (£30 to X40), Head and Under Housemaids (RIO to £25), Vessel Cleaners, Housemaids, Farm Men and Boys, Useful Groom, Footmen for town and country, Kitchen and Scullerymaids, Stable Lad (17s. per week). 8946 MAIL CARTS FOR THE MILLION.-W» 1 are now showing a grand assortment of MAIL CARTS, Perambulators and Bassinettes for the fortheoming season. From 30 to 40 different patterns to select from at extremely low ftgares. An inspection cordially invited before you pur- chase elsewhere. Repairs of all kinds. Mail Carts and Bath Chairs for hire.—A. WICNTWQRTFF, Cow-lane- Bridge, Chester. R. J. & H. ELLIS, PLAIN AND DECORATIVE HOUSE PAINTERS, CnuECxi DECORATORS, GILDERS, SIGN WRITERS, PAPERHANGERS. OFFICE :— 60, FOREGATE STREET, CHESTER. ESTABLISHED 1859. FARMERS. FARMERS. FOR CATTLE MEDICINES GO TO G ￼ H/r THE NEW G.11-MOSS, CHEMIST, 68, BROOK STREET, CHESTER. BBST HORSE BALLS, 3/6 DOZ. SREEP DIP, 9/6 DOZ. TO BE LET. HOUSES TO LET. TAMONT & SON, ?? UPHOLSTERERS, FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS. LIST SENT ON APPLICATION. SHOW ROOMS: EASTGATE STREET. WAREHOUSE FOR STORING FOREST HOUSE (in separate rooms). W ILL I A M E. BROWN, LAND AND ESTATE AGENT, SURVEYOR, & VALUER. 39, PEPPER STREET. CHESTER TO BE LET:— 82, Tarvin-road Rent £ 26. 40, Bridge-street Row (West). R27. 7. Hamilton-street, Hoole .£28. 31, Chichester-street. C25. Jubilee Terrace," Tarvin-road. £ 16. Several offices. 84, Northgate-street. Mara Villa, Dee Banks; two sitting and four bedrooms, garden and stable. 27, Garden-lane, House and Shop. Rent J619. Union Hall, Foregate-street, Rooms for Storage and Workshops, &c. TO BE SOLD:— Valuable Building Land at Hoole, and Dwell- ing-houses in various parts of the city. T O H N B 0 G E R 8, d ACCOUNTANT, HOUSE, ESTATE, & INSURANCE AGENT, 84, NORTHGATE-ST., CHESTER. TO BE LET: Rent. 11. Lome-street, South three entertain- ing, six bedrooms, bath, &c 8, Lumley-road (off Liverpool-road) £30 Chichester-street (Furnished) House and Shop, Garden-lane £25 10, Lome-street, South two entertain- ing, four bedrooms. bath, Ac. Recently decorated. Key at No. 12. 3, Pearl Villas, Pearl-lane, Tarvin-road..6f6pr. wk. Office, 84. Northgate-street (now Church of England Temperance Society) £ 12 Central Office. The Bars 4, Ash Grove. Wrexham-road; two enter- taining, five bedrooms, bath, stable, garden (to be Let or Sold; key at No. 6) 26. Middle Crane-street. Tarvin-road, Chester £ \q Christleton-road, Chester £20 HOUSE TO LET.-Apply Mrs. MOULTON, JLJL Grocer, Stone Bridge, Saltney. 8926 TO LET, No. 12, GIadstone-road?Cambrian. view.—Apply HENRY S. WHALLEY, F.S.I.' 3, Hunter-street. TO LET, good apanioua OFFICES, Eastgate- jtL street; immediate possession. Apply GEORGE DAY & Co. TO LET, Bakery and Grocer's SHOP, stock and Tfixtures at valuation; good house accommo- dation rent £ 22.—Address C 12, Observer Office. APAKTMKNTS, good sitting-room and one or L two bedrooms; bathroom, &c.-5, Chichester- street. HQT7 TO BE LET. ROYAL OAK HOTEL, Flint- JL Apply CHESTER NORTHGATE BREWERY Co., LTD., Chester. TO LET. Furnished or Unfurnished, HEATH JL HOUSE, Christleton-road, Chester.—Address Mrs. FAWCETT, Llysfasi Mill, Ruthin. HOUSE, TO LET; centre city; containing two entertaining and five bedrooms, bath, w.c. f:ent £ 38.—H 57, Observer Office. 8942 TO LET, Ko. 5, Hunter-street, containin? three Treception-rooms, five bedrooms, bath. h. & c., &e. Possession March 25th.-Apply as above. 8863 T0 LET, NORTHGATE LODGE," 5 Upper TNorthgate-street. Possession in March.— Apply as above. 8796 TO LET, from 25th March next. No. 8, Holly JL Bank. Queen's Park.-Apply HENRY S. WHALLEY, F.S.I., 3, Hunter-street. TWO or THREE ROOMS, in Hoole, TO LET, JL furnished or unfurnished suit married couple.—Address C 13, Observer Oiffce. 8951 HOOLE ROAD. Comfortable APART- JLJL MENTS, dining, drawing, and one or two bedrooms, TO LET bath, &e. Moderate terms. —Address C 14, Observer Office. 8870 SITTING and Two BEDROOMS TO LET, Good cooking and attendance. Moderate terms.—Apply after Sunday, at 7, Burges-street, Hoole, Chester. 8856 TO LET, good SHOP, HOU:Œ, and Bakehouse, T13, Handbridge, but would be let for any business. Rent moderate. Apply 7, Cheshire View, Handbridge, Chester. 8930 TWO respectable Young Men can have comfort- Table LODGINGS near to the Station; moderate terms. Address 25, Walker-street, Hoole. 8964 APARTMENTS, suitable for one or two gentle- men; use of piano if required. Moderate terms, good attendance.-42, Westminster-road, Hoole. 8929 HEALTHY and pleasant situation, six-roomed JLJL HOUSE,, pantry, garden in front, bath only 7s. per week clear.—Apply H. CROWDER, Mona. Lodge, Hoole-road. 8947 PARTMTNTS.-A Regiof-ster Vacant J-TL Apartments (Furnished and Unfurnished) is kept by JOHN ROGERS, Estate Agent, 84, North- gate-street. 8955 APARTMENTS TO LET, comfortable sitting- d room, with one or two bedrooms; bath, h. and c. two minutes from-station. Terms moderate;, good locality. — Mrs. YORK, 13, Halkyn-road, Chester. 8849 TO LET, 55, Parkgate-road, Chester; rent TX26. 16, Chester-road, Saltney rent X18. House, Westminster-road, Hoole rent 6s. weekly. Apply J. WILLIAMS, Accountant, 7, St.Werburgh- street. 8945 TO BE LET, "STONE VILLA," JL Cheyney road; Chester, containing three entertaining-rooms, fivo bedrooms, kitchen, hot and cold water, w,c., wash-house, greenhouse, large garden. Rent £ 40.—Apply F. TURNBR, Solicitor, 9, St. John-street, Chester. TO BE LET, desirable HOUSE, in- Rymond- street, most pleasantly situated overlooking the Welsh Hills. In excellent order. Immediate possession.-For particulars apply to WAKEFIELD, JACKSON & DODD, Aocountants, 16, Corn Exchange Chambers, Chester. TO LET in March, Dyreham," Wrexham-road. TSEMI-DETACHED VILLA, conbining large hall, 2 entertaining and 5 bedrooms, bath, w.c., and other offices, good garden back and front, stabling for two horses, coach-house.—Apply W. C. WRIGHT, Hosier, Bridge-street Row. TO BE LET, High class BUSINESS JL PREMISES? situate in Bridge-street Row, close to the Cross. Possession on Lady Day. For rent and particulars apply to Messrs. WAKEFIELD, JACKSON and DODP, Accountants, 16, Corn Exchange Chambers, Chester. TO BE SOLD. FOR SALE, about £ 100 GROCERY BOOK FDEBTS; reliable and safe No reasonable offer refused.—Address X 23, Observer Office. PURE BRED WHITE LEGHORN EGGS FOR, JL SALE. 3s. 6d. per dozen. Cash with order. —J. A. HARRISON, New Pile, Manley, Warrington. OR SALE, several HORSES ?can b& seen any Fmorning. before 11 o'clock.—Apply TRAM- WAYS COMPANY, Chester. FOR SALE, a small FANCY BUSINESS in Chester; stock cheap. Rent £ 40.—Address FANCY," office of this paper. 8869 FOR SALE, a good lot of Ladies' and Gents' FSecoud-band MACHINES; to b& sold cheap. —38, Bridge-street, Chester. FOR DISPOSAL, a Qa&ntity o&old WASTE FPAPER and BOOK?.—Address A, 42, Office of this Paper. 8877 r' SEED OATS, Ba.rley, a.ndÐe&IÍs,-å!>ply'JosEPH I HOLLIES, Corn Faator, Cow-lane Bridge, Chester. 8889 PERAMBULATORS AND MAIL CARTS.— Jt_ Several left over from last season to be sold cheap.—J. E. NEWMAN, Ironmouger, 12, Bridga- street, Chester. TO BE SOLD, agood:,payingM-ILK B I Sg,. Ttogother with a strong pony, and Soa? in good condition. Owner giving up business,- Address A 46. Observer Office. 8954 liTOR SALE, Three White Pomeranian PUPS, JtJ three months old well bred and very pretty. —For particulars apply to WM. STANTON, 37, Victor-street, Boughton, Chester. 8921 FOR SALE, AMERICAN ORGAN, seven stops, JP one knee swell, powerful sweet tone; splendid condition. RC 10s.—Apply 46, Hewitt- street, Hoole, Chester. 8936 TO BUTCHERS.-An old-established BUSI- TNESS I to be SOLD, main thoroa?hfaro, Frodsham; woll-fittea- Shop with gas. engine, pie machine, &c., complete; good in-doo,- and oor trade; owner, going abroad.—Address WATSON'S, Frodsham. BUILDING LAND.-TO BE SOLD by Private BTreaty, a Dry eligible pieoe of Building Land, containing about 1,118 sqcaM yards, situate at Cambrian-viirw, and having aa extensive frontage to Sanghall-road and G-ranville-road.- For particulars apply to Messrs. LOCKWOOD and. SONS, Architects, or to Messrs. SBARPE, DAVISON and SHARPS, Solicitors, all of Cheater. GALVANISED QORRUGATED ITRON TROOPING. 1,000 TONS ALWAYS IN STOCK. 6 Feet long x 2 Feet wide = 7 Sheets per Cwt. 7 « "x « « = 6 M 8 x ii ii = 5 „ o. 12/- PER CWT. NKTT ON RAILS. BURNELL & CO., LTov, IRONWORKS, ELLESMERE PORT, CHESHIRE.
KELSALL. AN EXPENSIVE FOOTPATH.—It appears from the minutes of the Main Roads and Bridges Committee of the County Counoil, which were adopted at a meeting of the council on Thurs- day, that the county surveyor is authorised to carry out during the next financial year the construction of a footpath alongside the main road from the church to the lower end of the village. It was stated that the footpath would entail an expenditure Qf approximately £ 850.
PUBLIC NOTICES. THE CHESTER MUNICIPAL CHARITIES. OWEN JONES' CHARITY. The Trustees of the above Charities are pre- pared to receive Applications for Grants from Owen Jones' Charity, in accordance with the provisions of Clauses 87 and 88 of the Scheme of the Charity Commissioners of 29th March, 1892, for the administration of the Charity. All applications must be made in writing, on the prescribed Form, which may be had on application to the Clerk to the Trustees, at his Office, 45, North- gate-street, Chester. The Applications, duly filled up and signed, must be returned to the Clerk, at his Office, on or before WEDNESDAY, the 20th February instant. Any ap- plication sent in after that date cannot be enter- tained. Extracts from the Scheme regulating the ad- ministration of the Charity, specifying the qualifi- cations which entitle the Applicants to the benefit of the Charity, are appended. HENRY THOMAS BROWN, Clerk. 45, Northgate-street, Chester, 8th February, 1901. The income of the Charity of Owen Jones shall be applied for the benefit in the first place of deserving and nocessitous poor persons who are or have been bona-fide residents in the city of Chester, and who are Freemen of that city, and members of one of the Companies of that city, or (in the case of the application of the proportion of inoome applied for educational purposes) children of such persons, and subject to, this preference the income of the Charity shall be applied in like manner for the benefit of any deserving and necessitous persons bona-fide resident in the oity of Chester. COUNTY OF CHESTER. WILD BIRDS PROTECTION ACTS, 1880, 1894, and 1896. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that by an Order made by the Secretary of State, pursuant to the above Acts, it is provided inter alia as follows, viz.:— 2. The time during which the killing and taking of wild birds, or any of them, is prohibited by the Wild Birds Protection Act, 1880 (44 and 44 Vic., cap 35), shall be extended in the County of Chester so as to be from the 1st day of March to the 12th day of August in each year. 3. The Act of 1880, as extended by Section 2 of this Order, shall apply within the whole of the County of Chester to the Kestrel and Heron as if those species were included in the Schedule of that Act. 4. The taking or killing of the following species of birds, namely :—King Fisher, Great Crested Grebe, Heron, Goldfinch, and Owl, shall be pro- hibited within the whole of the County of Chester during the whole of that period of the year to which the protection of wild birds under the Act of 1880 (as extended by Section 2 of this Order) does' not extend. 5. The taking or destroying of the Eggs of the Owl, the Bittern, the King Fisher, the Kestrel, the Heron, the Sheldrake, the Dunlin, tibe Blackheaded Gull, the Common Tern, and the Oyster Catcher, shall be prohibited in the whole of the County of Chester. 9. The taking or killing of the Gull and the Tern is prohibited within the following parishes in the Administrative County of Chester during the whole of that period of the year to which the protection of wild birds under the Wild Birds Protection Act, 1880 (as extended by Section 2 of this Order), does not extend, viz. :— PUDDINGTON BURTON NESS NESTON-CUM-PARK- GATE HOOTON NETHE14POOL WHITBY 81ANLOW GAYTON HESWALL-CUM- OLDFIELD THUKSTASTON CALDY HOYLAKE-CUM- WEST KIRBY WALLASEY LOWER BEBINGTON BROMBOROUGH. KASTHAM INCE GREAT STANNEY FRODSHAM LORD- SHIP WESTON RUNCORN. HALTON. NORTON MOORE ACTON GRANGE it WALTON INFERIOR including therein so much of the estuaries of the Rivers Dee and Mersey as lies within the Adminis- trative County of Chester. PENALTIES. Any person acting in contravention, of the above-mentioned Order renders himself liable to the Penalties mentioned in the said Acts. REGINALD POTTS, Clerk of the Cheshire County Counoil. Chester, 4th February, 1901. ,H. C. HOUGHTON, LATE MANAGER OF WOOD, ABRAHAM'S, LIVERPOOL & MANCHESTER, Will Open Premises early in March at 25. EASTGATE STREET, CHESTER, AS EYESIGHT, TESTING & SPECTACLE FITTING ROOMS. "MAYPOLE" TEA, BY MERIT CONTINUES- TO INCREASE IN POPULARITY. THE VERY BEST ONLY Is. 6LK PER LB. WHY PAY MORE? RELIABLE BLENDS AT 1/4 AND 1/2 PER LB. NOTE THE ADDRESS- MAYPOLE DAIRY CO., LIMITED, 8; WATERGATE SUBEET* OR, RS T E R. BRANCHES EVERYWHERE.
BEESTON. WIDENING. OF MAIN ROAa-The minutes of the Main Roads and Bridges Committee of the County Council, wfeioh were adopted at a meeting o& that authority at Chester on Thursday, shewed that the com- mittee had considerect, the advisability, or otherwise.. of widening, the main. road at Beeston Four Lane End4 the land necessary to carry out which had been offered free of cost by Lord Toltemache and Mc. W. J. Taylor, subject to fehe Council planting a quickset fence, and protecting the same with posts and rails until grown. The County Surveyor was authorised to have. this work carried out during the fiaancial year ending 31st March, 1902. He was also ordered to provide in the estimates for the year ending 31st March, 1902, the estimated cost of widening the bridge, over the Shrop- shire Union Canal, near Beeston Railway Station.
TILSTON. POSTAL TELEGRAPH OFFICE.—A postal telegraph office has recently been established in the village, and is now open for the receipt and despatch of telegrams. This should prove a great boon to the inhabitants, as hitherto the nearest offices were at Clutton and Malpas. ENTERTAINMENT.—A "nigger" enter- tainment was given in the schoolroom on Wed- nesday, evening fey the Tatienhall Amateur Minstrels, in aid of the widows* and orphans' fund of the Oddfellows' Societies of the Beeston Castle District. The items on the programme were efficiently rendered, and the audience shewed by repeated outbursts of applause that the efforts of the artists were fully appreciated. Thanks were given to the troupe for so kindly giving their services to this deserving cause. After paying all expenses about 26 will be added to the funds.
BRADLEY'S sell All-fur Elastic FELT HATS, at 3/9, in any shape; as comfortable as a cap, really I 416 goods.- Foregate-strÐQt (corner of SeUenstreet) and 70, Brook-street,
GEORGE DAY & CO., EASTGATE STREET, CHESTER, Are the Sole Manufacturers of the following popular Brands of Tobaccos:- "BLENDED lIb. Tin 6/8 .PostFree 7/- SMOKING i „ 3/4 „ 3/7 MIXTURE" (Mild) i „ 1/8 „ 1/11 "BEST SMOKING 1 „ 6/8 „ 7/- MIXTURE" J „ 3/4 „ 3;7 (Medium) t" 1/8 „ 1/11 "SPECIAL MILD 1 „ 7/4 7/8 SMOKING 3/11 MIXTURE „ l/io. „ 2/1 A.D.C. SMOKING 1 „ 8/- „ 8/4 MIXTURE i „ 4/- 4/3 (Extra Special) i „ 2/3 L. & CO.'S PIPES.
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RADICAL BRIBERY. Fate has dealt unkindly with the Radical of Maidstone. But perhaps it is unfair to ascribe the catastrophe to any unseen agency, seeing that two of his Majesty's judges have this week found that the Radicals of that constituency have worked their own undoing. Everybody remembers the jubilation in the Radical camp when, during the late General Election, it was announced that the nominee of that paity, in the person of Mr. John Barker, had captured Maidstone. It is true that the majority was a narrow one of thirty-eight votes, but the news came to the down-hearted Radicals as an oasis in the desert, for Maidstone was a traditionally Conservative seat. The triumph was joyously seized upon by the Opposition press as an example of that righteousness which exalteth a nation, for did it not mean an emphatic con- demnation of the mode in which the wretched South African war had been forced on by wicked capitalists in this country and elsewhere ? Those of us who do not happen to be in close touch with Maidstone little dreamed at the moment that by a strange irony of fate Mr. Barker's victory was achieved by means of capital, and that the seat gained for the party of boasted probity and purity had been won by bribery and corruption on a flagrant scale. There were fortunately people in Maidstone who knew something of the real state of the case, and the sequel was a petition for the unseating of the elected member. The case came before Mr. Justice Kennedy and Mr. Justice Channell on Monday, and has occupied the greater portion of the week, with the result that Maidstone has lost its representative, and the Radicals their reputation for incorrupti- bility, whatever that was worth. The tribunal found that in twenty five instances votes had been obtained by bribery, but by a process of reasoning intelligible only to the legal mind Mr. Justice Kennedy did not feel himself justified in reporting that bribery had extensively prevailed, because there had never been any judicial pronouncement as to what the term extensively prevailed ought to include. When their lordships report to the House of Commons. in due course that there were twenty-five proved cases of bribery at the election, that body will be able to form an estimate of the probable extent to which corruption stained the contest,, for the difficulty of proving such cases, is always great, although the public may have the strongest reasons for suspecting the pxirity of any particular party. Mn Barker himself personally escaped, although there was- an, awkward incident which had to be explained away, relative to an order given by him, during his canvass te a firm of corn dealers for the supply of oats. It was alleged that the candidate ordered from this firm a truck-load of oats at 27s. per quarter, and suggested that the same people might have the supply of his requirements in this line for his 300 horses. This charge, however, failed in court, although Mr. Justice Channell observed that he could not bring himself to think that the order for the oats was given without any reference to the election. The cases of direct bribery, however, were established so clearly that at a comparatively early stage of the pro- ceedings counsel on behalf of the, respondent was obliged to throw up the sponge.. Mr. Levi, Barker, the successful candidate's brother, came out of the investigation rather badly.. This gentleman, it was shewn, had given money; to several electors on the understanding that; they, would vote for the Radical candidate, and as a consequencle of his share in the contest he has been refused his certificate of indemnity*. The most interesting point of aU, however—the mysterious- source whence flowed all the gqld and silver--was not cleared up by the judicial inquiry. Keen electioneerer3 who at otaep times were not 80 prodigal of their money were discovered ofacing and giving half-sovereigns, five shillings, and 3uch like sueis to men of the lower class who were deemed to be what is known, in election parlance as doubfcrals." In Maidkene, at all events the doubtfuls seem to- be nearly, all dead certainties, for it is only a question of finding their .price. One free, and independent elector beariag the name úJHbney openJy approached a Radical worker with the question as to whether he had any money, and, receiving a reply in ihe negative, brazenly observed I never vote. without maaay." A packer named Muggaridge confessed-that an ardent Radical politician caUej" Turner beckoned him into a public-house Qdi 8ippad ten shillings into his and, with tha,. amginati" cal injunction, Doaft forget Barkor," In spite of the failure to trace the source of bribery to any organised fund, it was abun- dantly apparent ia..the course of the-trial that the prices paid fee. the votes wers oornputed in no haphazard style, for they averagedt. generally speaking, from, half a sovereign, to five shillings per head There was^.too, a mixture of speculation and prudence in the procedure of some of the bribers who promised feheir victims. five shillings for their votes and aa additional five shillings later on if Mr. Barker won. The, whole story, although it includes incidents not without their humorous side, is squalid and disheartening. At a time when, a new federation of our Colonies is oeiug established' beyond the. seas, and wheat our Colonial kinsmen, are looking; to the Mother Country for example and guidance, some of the oldest constituencies at home- are honeycombed with corruption. It has. fre- quently been commen ted upon that electoral malpractices survive only in tha ancient boroughs that have enjjayed an unenviable reputation in this respect for generations, and that, despite repeated warnings, refuse to be weaned from their wickedness. Maidstone is an instance in point, but there. are, unfortu- nately, more constituencies in the country with the same unsavoury characteristics. The lesson of this week s election petition deserves to be studied with anxious thoughts and self- questionings by certain politicians nearer home- to whom a wink may be as effective as the pro- verbial nod. To these intelligent neighbours of ours we would repeat the oracular weeds, Don't forget Barker," and would at the satas time seriously urge them to put their hoasa. iit order,, after this week's solemn warning.
PROCLAMATION AT CREWS.—The proclamation of the King at Crewe took place on Saturday from the balconies overlooking the Market- square. The Mayor (Dr. Wilson) read the proclamation of the King. Notwithstanding that the weather was disagreeable there was an immense coneourse. The balconies were deco", rated with flags and bunting. Most of the Corporation and magistrates and representa- tives of leading public institutions were present. Hearty cheers greeted the prociamatiou, fkuld the bagd played 11 God, fbA- King."