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THIS DAY'S TELEGRAMS. DEATH OF A GERMAN CONSUL. Mr. Lietke, German Consul at Glasgow, died at Glasgow this morning. THE TRAINING OF FOOTBALLERS. SUSPENSION OF PLAYERS. The Grimsby Town Football Club have suspended four of their best players for alleged lack of condition, consequent upon inattention to training orders. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. A fire occurred to-day at Fagg's Engineering Works, Canterbury. Buildings covering a quarter of an acre were destroyed and five horses and a number of fowls were burned to death. DECREASE OF EXPORTS. The Board of Trade returns, issued to-day, shew that the imports for the month ended August 31st amounted to £33,371,385, being an increase of £ 890,912 over the corresponding month of last year. For eight months the im- ports shew an increase of £ 11,438,513. The exports for the month were £ 18,773,997, or a decrease of £ 1,552,799 compared with August 1896, while for eight months the exports decreased £ 3,145,774. THE TRADES UNION CONGRESS. TO-DAY'S PROCEEDINGS. A GENERAL POOL. The Trades Union Congress resumed to-day, the presidential address being delivered by Councillor Stevens. After welcoming the delegates to Birmingham, he referred to the engineers' dispute, contending that that was another illustration of the attempt of -com- bined capital to weaken and cripple the forces of labour. If the struggle were prolonged, the engineers would have to appeal throughout the country to their fellow trades unionists for help, and that help must be given, as under no circumstances could they allow the engineers to be defeated. He advocated the establishment of a grand federation of all trades throughout the United Kingdom, which would create a pool to which all might contribute and dip into in times of need, not as a charity but as a right. As a man of peace he trusted, however, matters would not be pushed to extremities, but that reason would in the end prevail. He spoke of the necessity of obtaining a legal eight hours day and larger representation of the working classes in Parliament, so that they might hold the balance of power between the two great political parties. The workers, how- ever, must be prepared to pay and support their representatives. On the motion of Mr. Pete Curran, London, a resolution was unani- mously adopted expressing sympathy with the engineers and promising moral and financial support. He said the struggle for an eight hour day bad become one for all trades. Mr. Pickard, M.P., said if necessary all trades unionists would tender notices. ——————<——————
THE INDIAN FRONTIER RISING. BALUCHISTAN OUTRAGE. The native levies forming the garrison of a police post on the Baluchistan section of the Indian Frontier have been murdered by Brahuis, and the offending tribesmen are being pursued by a force of cavalry. The insurgents who gathered on the hills in the neighbourhood of Quetta have now dispersed, but some 2,000 are reported to have collected at Saifaldara. Further hostilities are feared at Shabkadar. NATIVE CHIEFS FRIENDLY. Sir William Lockhart has been appointed to the command of the punitive expedition against the Afridis, and is now proceeding to Bombay to complete the necessary arrangements. Some skirmishing is reported from the North-West frontier, but no engagement of importance has taken place. A satisfactory feature is the readiness with which native ruling chiefs in all parts of India are offering troops for the sup- pression of the present outbreak. ATTACK ON GULISTAN. A half-hearted attack was made on Gulistan by the enemy on the 3rd inst. Captain Hoghton was attacked while on his way to Gulistan, and three men were wounded. Lieutenant Pratt had a bullet through his helmet. It is reported that Balesh Kbel, on the Kurram River, was attacked by a force of 3,000 tribesmen on the 1st instant. Captain M'Conchy. of the Kurram Militia, cut off the enemy, losing three killed. BRUSHES WITH THE ENEMY. [BY TELEGRAPH.] The Viceroy, telegraphing yesterday to the India Office, says :— General officer, Malakand, reports Wode- house found Ranjkora Bridge in good condition. The officer commanding the second brigade marches to Chakdara. It is stated that the surrender of arms continues. Health good. General officer at Kohat says all is quiet there; but Colonel Richardson, while watering party of the 18th Bengal Cavalry was fired on. He charged, killiag five of the enemy. One sowar of the 18th Bengal Cavalry was killed. The attack on the British at Khel on Sept. 1st seems to have been made by 3,000 Afridis. Our casualties: Two Turi Levies killed, one militiaman wounded. The Mishti villages at Minch, Khanki Valley, having engaged in the attacks, were punished by a small column under Col. Sturt on Sept. 3. The attack on Gulistan was feeble; casualties, three Sepoys wounded.
+. THE ENGINEERS' STRIKE. Nineteen engineering firms in Edinburgh and Leith have posted notices to their men, and between 800 and 1,000 operatives will, it is estimated, be affected by the stoppage. In Aberdeen about 200 men are expected to receive lock-out notices this week. A Bolton corre- spondent writes that unless something is speedily done to terminate the dispute, the position in that town will become critical, and a wholesale breaking away from some of the unions may be expected.
-♦ EIGHT OR NINE TIMES MARRIED. William Lancaster, a man described as an electrical engineer, and bearing many aliases, was charged at the York Police Court, on Monday, with bigamy, and was remanded until Thursday. It was stated for the prosecution that the prisoner ever since he was 21 years of age had lived a life of fraud and deception, the record of which would prove of great magni- tude. His plan was to represent himself as a man of property, and to pay court to women of private means. He had been married eight or nine times. Seven or eight of these wives could be produced in court.
CAMBRIDGE LOCAL EXAMINATIONS.—The forms of entry for the higher, senior, junior, and preliminary local examinations in December next can now be obtained from the local secretaries at the several centres. The ex- aminations will all commence on Monday, December 13th. The forms of entry for the senior, junior, and preliminary local examina- tions are to be returned to the local secretaries on or before September 30th, those for the higher local examination on or before October 31st. The regulations for the above examina- tions may be obtained from the local secretaries at the centres of examination, or from Dr. Keynes, Syndicate Buildings, Cambridge.
DEATH OF DTrf, JUSTICE CAVE. ♦ ^SPECIAL TELEGRAM.] ot. James' Gazette regrets to announce ,at Mr. Justice Cave died this (Tuesday) morning, at two o'clock, at the Manor House, Woodmansterne, near Banstead. His lordship was seized with paralysis last Thursday, and never recovered. SKETCH OF HIS CAREER. The Hon. Sir William Lewis Cave (says Men and Women of the Time) was born July 3rd, 1832, at Desborough, in Northamptonshire, where his father owned a small estate, and was educated at Rugby under Dr. Tait. In 1851 he was elected to an exhibition at Lincoln College, Oxford, and took his B.A. degree in 1855, having been placed in the second-class classics in the final examination. In 1856 he was admitted as a student at the Inner Temple, and in June, 1859, was called to the Bar. In the following year he joined the Midland Circuit, and subsequently left it to join the new North-Eastern Circuit. Mr. Cave was ap- pointed a revising barrister in 1865, and held the office until he obtained the silk gown in 1875. In 1873 he was appointed Recorder of Lincoln. Mr. Cave was elected a Bencher of his Inn in 1877, and in the same year was made a Commissioner of Assize for the Autumn Circuit. In 1880 he was appointed a Commissioner to inquire into the Parlia- mentary elections at Oxford. In March, 1881, Mr. Cave was appointed one of the Justices of the High Court, and in April received the honour of knighthood, together with Mr. Justice Mathew. In December, 1883, Mr. Justice Cave was appointed Judge in Bank- ruptcy, in which position he had to administer the new Bankruptcy Act, which came into operation on January 1st, 1884. Mr. Justice Cave has edited several law books. From 1861 to 1865, in conjunction with the Hon. E. Chandos Leigh, Q.C., he edited the Reports of the Court for the Con- sideration of Crown Cases Reserved.' In 1861 Mr. Cave, in conjunction with Mr. Bell, edited the seventh edition of 'Stone's Practice of Petty Sessions.' In 1869 he edited the sixth edition, and in 1875 the seventh edition of Addison's Treatise of the Law of Contracts,' and in 1879 he edited the 5th edition of the same author's 'Law of Torts.'
.sporting. DONCASTER MEETING.—TUESDAY! FITZWILLIAM STAKES.—Amandier, 1; M'Neil, 2; Milford, 3. Five ran. DONCASTER WELTER PLATE.—Anklebiter, 1; Pedant, 2; Miss Fraser, 3. Nine ran. CHAMPAGNE STAKES. Ayah, 1; Florio Rubattino, 2; Royal Sport, 3. Eight ran. EXCITING INCIDENT WITH THE CHESHIRE HOUNDS.—An exciting scene took place in con- nection with the season's second cub hunt of the North Cheshire hounds on Saturday. A field of sixty met at Weayerham Wood, near Northwich, the master, the liarl of Enniskillen, being present. The hounds got on the trail of an old fox, who led them a merry chase to Castle, a thickly-populated suburb of Northwich. Reynard bounded into a garden, and the dogs followed. There was great confusion, the fox eventually getting away. Two cubs were killed during the day. There is promise of good sport.
AUCTION SALES. ♦ SALE OF FARNDON PROPERTY. On Saturday, Mr. J. J. Cunnah offered for sale at the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, the detached residence, together with the garden and two pasture fields containing in the whole 11a. 2r. 18p., situated at Farndon, in the occupa- tion of Dr. Thelwall. After some brisk com- petition the property was knocked down to Mr. Albert Lowe for £ 1,350. Messrs. Royle and Reynolds acted as solicitors to the vendor. VALUE OF LAND IN TARVIN. Mr. H. Willis conducted a sale of valuable building land at the Red Lion Hotel on Wednesday evening. There was a good attendance. Mr. E. Brassey was the solicitor for the vendor, Mr. A. Howcroft. The pro- perty consisted of a field generally called the Duddon Heath field, containing about ten and a half acres. It was put into the bidding at E500, and after some brisk competition was knocked down to Mr. S. Sherwin for E895.
ROSSETT. ACCIDENT TO A TEAMSMAN.-On Monday, George Bennion, a waggoner, in the employ- ment of Mr. William Lewis, Rossett Mill, was in charge of a load of 30 bags of oats, near Pickhill, when he fell, and the hind wheel rested for some time on his thigh, until the horses backed and released him. He was at once conveyed to the Wrexham Infirmary.
GUILDEN SUTTON. STACK F'iRa.-About six o'clock a.m. on Friday, the Earl of Chester's Volunteer Fire Brigade summoned to a fire which had broken out at were Guilden Sutton on the farm of Mr. Sheppard. The outbreak was found to be confined to a hay stack standing alone in a field, and as there was thus no possibility of its spreading, it was promptly extinguished
FRODSHAM. RK-OPKNING OF ORGAN.—A special service was held in the Iron Church, Frodsham, on Sunday night, the occasion being the re-opening of the organ, which has recently been cleaned and overhauled by Mr. Whitely, of Chester. The Rev. E. Simms preached to a good con- gregation, and special hymns were rendered by the choir. The collection was in aid of the organ fund. AN IRISHMAN ON THE ROCK.-James Henry, an Irishman from Kingswood, was charged before Dr. Steele at the Police Court, Frodsham, on Monday morning, with being drunk in Main- street, on Saturday night, at 11.30. P.C. Price proved finding him lying helplessly drunk besides a House step on the Rock. Fined Is. and costs.
HAWARD EN. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. At the fort- nightly meeting of this Council, held at Broughton Workhouse on Friday, Mr. P. Wilcock presiding, Mr. Hopwood, manager for Mr. Watkinson, colliery proprietor, Buck- ley, attended in reference to the closing of a footpath, and the substitution of another road, and, it being stated that the Parish Council offered no objection, the Council appointed a deputation to interview some cottagers who lived near the place, and if they had no objection, it was understood that the application should be granted.—An application was made by Mr. Nightingale, farmer, Kinnerton, to take in a strip of land which formed an encampment for gipsies, and to straighten the same, which would constitute a public improvement.—The Surveyor said there was no doubt it would be an improvement to straighten the road, but Mr. Nightingale proposed to take in rather too much land. Ultimately the application was granted, subject to a slight modification of the width of land to be taken.—A letter from Saltney Parish Council stated that the question of inefficient water supply to the church houses had been further aggravated by their previous supply being now cut off, and nothing now remained but to ask for the houses to be closed. Some conversation ensued as to whether it would not have been better for the Saltney people to have joined Chester, and ultimately it was decided to issue notices to close the houses.
THE EAST DENBIGHSHIRE ELECTION. ♦— THE UNIONIST CANDIDATE. HON. G. T. KENYON ADOPTED. The Hon. G. T. Kenyon was formally adopted as the Conservative and Unionist candidate for East Denbighshire on Monday night. The East Denbighshire Unionist Association held their meeting in the Con- servative Club Assembly-room, Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, who has three times unsuc- cessfully attacked the seat held for so many years by the late member, presiding over the company, which includnd Sir Robert E. Egerton, K.C.S.I., C.I.E., Sir Robert Cunliffe, the Mayor of Wrexham (Mr. Philip Yorke), Aldermen H. Done, W. E. Samuel, Dr. H. V. Palin, and Councillor C. Murless, all four of whom are ex-Mayors of the borough; Alder- man George Bevan, agent for the division; Councillor C. K. Benson, Captain Griffith- Boscawen. chairman of the Standing Joint Committee and of the Quarter Sessions for the county; Mr. Thomas Acton, Mr. J. Allington Hughes (clerk to the borough magistrates), Mr. Ll. Hugh Jones (clerk to the county magistrates), Mr. Thomas Bury (Town Clerk of Wrexham), Ac. The rest of the company were mainly gentlemen of active agricultural pursuits. Those who were unable to be present included Lord Kenyon, General the Hon. Savage Mostyn, Lord Trevor, Mr. Trevor Parkins, and Mr. E. O. V. Lloyd (High Sheriff of Merionethshire). Before the commencement of business, the Chairman moved a vote of condolence with Lady Morgan in her sad bereavement, and said that although differing in politics, it was their duty to express their regret at the death of Sir George.—Sir Robert Cunliffe, in seconding, referred to the time when he and Sir George were on the same political platform, and said that, although they had subsequently disagreed in politics, there was, notwithstanding, a close personal interest between them. The motion was carried unani- mously. — The deliberations were conducted with closed doors, but an account was com- municated to the Press by Mr. George Bevan. At a meeting of the executive committee, held on Wednesday last, it was unanimously decided, after discussing the qualifications of possible candidates, that in the opinion of the executive committee the seat could at the present juncture only be won by the Hon. George Kenyon; and the committee, after care- fully considering the matter from every stand- point, unanimously decided that he was the desired candidate, and that he only should be submitted to the members of the association. Sir WATKIN WYNN, the chairman, proposed that Mr. KENYON be asked to contest the seat, and Sir ROBERT CUNLIFFE seconded the motion, which was supported by Captain GRIKFITH-BOSCAWEN and Mr. J. S. BOYDELL, and after a few remarks, in which Mr. Raikes' services to the party at the last election were recognised, the resolution was heartily adopted without a dissentient voice or vote. Mr. Kenyon was then introduced by Mr. Bevan, the registration agent, to the gathering, who received him with great enthusiasm. The CHAIRMAN intimated the unanimous wish of the party, and Mr. KENYON replied as follows:- I am very sensible of the confidence placed in me by the resolution which you, Sir Watkin, have just read. The best reply I can make to it is the assurance that I shall endeavour to deserve it. (Applause.) I wish very much that I could reverse our positions, and find myself in the chair with Sir Watkin as the candidate; but as that cannot be, I think it my duty to say that the constituency owes a great debt of gratitude to Sir Watkin—(applause)— for the way in which on three separate occasions he led the cause, once within an ace of succeeding. (Applause.) Men owe duties to themselves as well as to politics and con- stituencies and while I understand, from a conversation I had with him, that Sir Watkin does not feel he would be justified in presenting himself on this oecasion, I readily promise that if at any future time he should desire to under- take the task, I shall be glad to stand aside and give him my support. (Applause.) In the meanwhile he has promised to do his utmost to assist us in every possible way by his presence and influence. (Applause.) Perhaps some of you may think that on this occasion it would have been better had you been repre- sented by a younger man. If that is the case- (' No')—I entirely agree with you that the best time to contest constituencies is when one is a young man full of life and energy, for after fifty one begins to feel every time a stile has to be crossed, and there is a gate a hundred yards further up, that the gate would be the easier way. (Laughter.) But as you have made the choice, I am ready to abide by it. (Loud applause.) I shall not endeavour to make any great profession of my principles to-day. They are well-known to you—(hear, hear)—and I see before me a great number with whom I have been in previous years engaged in similar contests, and who therefore know me. (Applause.) I will only say that those principles, though they have their fundamentals, are not of a wooden or inelastic character, yet I hope I am not one of those who were made to say A marciful Providence fashioned us holler 0' purpose thet we might our principles swaller. (Laughter and applause.) For myself, although consistency is no doubt a great virtue, I think that no political creed is worth holding which does not make allow- ances for the changes and ever vary- ing needs of the country—(hear, hear)—and that the best Conservatism is that which endeavours to adapt the ancient institutions of the country to these changing needs and con- ditions. (Applause.) I must call upon you all, as I ask myself, to make the necessary sacrifices on this occasion—(hear, hear)—so that by our united efforts we may achieve a result which will do something to redress the balance against us at the last election. (Ap- plause.) Though I cannot say that the old horse which has been out at grass for the last two years—(laughter) has been specially prepared for this race, he has undergone a thorough good all-round training. He is at the present moment perfectly sound in wind and limb, and if they set him a course to gallop, he will endeavour to cover it with the utmost speed and ability. (Loud applause.) The rest of the meeting was devoted to dis- cussing the necessary preliminaries, and it closed with thanks to the chairman, moved by Sir Robert Egerton, and seconded by Councillor C. K. Benson. Arrangements were made so that Mr. Kenyon's first public meeting will be held on Monday next in Wrexham, with Sir Robert Cunliffe as chairman; and the officers of the various districts undertook to look after the vigorous prosecution of the campaign in other parts of the constituency. It is stated that Llanerchpanna, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenyon, near Ellesmere, will be made as far as possible the headquarters of the Unionist candidate, who will, however, occasionally avail himself of the kind offer of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, of Wynnstay Hall, during the campaign. AN EMBARRASSMENT OF LIBERAL CANDIDATES. On Friday evening a meeting of the East Denbighshire Liberal Association was held at Wrexham for the purpose of selecting a candi- date to contest the division. A resolution date to contest the division. A resolution having been passed expressing sympathy with Lady Morgan in her great bereavement, the following names were submitted to the meeting as possible candidates:—Mr. Samuel Moss barrister; Mr. Thomas C. Terrell, barrister, London; Mr. Frank Edwards (who represented Radnorshire from 1892 to 1895) Mr. Russell Rea, Wrexham; Mr. D. S. Davies, Mr. Llewelyn Williams, barrister Mr. W. S. Caine, and Mr. Edwin Jones, a member of the London County Council. The names received with most favour were those of Mr. Moss, Mr. Edwards, and Mr. Williams. No definite decision was arrived at, it being resolved that the various names should be submitted to meetings in the different polling districts. It is the prevailing opinion that Mr. Moss will be the selected candidate. A meeting to receive the opinions from the various polling districts and make the final selection of a candidate was held last (Tuesday) evening. MR. LEVER DECLINES TO STAND. Mr. W. H. Lever, Birkenhead, who was unanimously chosen at a meeting of the electors at Rhosllanerchruoog to contest the East Denbighshire constituency, says in answer to a communication sent I deeply regret that circumstances over which I have no control render it impossible for me to accept. Please convey to the Liberals of East Denbighshire my sincere regret in being compelled to decline, and- the assurance of my deep appreciation of the honour they do me by the confidence they shewed in me." LETTER FROM MR. W. S. CAINE. The Chairman of the Liberal Selection Com- mittee in East Denbighshire has received a letter from Mr. W. S. Caine, in which that, gentleman says:— I understand from the public prints that my name is being brought forward with others as a possible candidate for East Denbighshire. As you were the chairman of the meeting yesterday, I venture to write to you to say that, in my judg- ment, the constituency ought, under existing oir- cumstances, to be fought by a Liberal candidate of Welsh nationality, and, if possible, with some local influence; and as there is in the list of candidates certainly one gentleman who fully meets this requirement, I wish to withdraw my name, and to urge any members of your selecting body who are good enough to favour my candidature to seek to secure a good Welshman instead. Will you do me the favour to intimate this to the meeting empowered to make selection, and at the same time assure those present that I am deeply sensible of the honour paid me by the suggestion that I might prove acceptable to a constituency that has been represented by such a distinguished statesman as my dear and valued old friend Sir Osborne Morgan. THE PROBABLE DATE. It is stated that the notification of the death of Sir George Osborne Morgan has been duly sent to the speaker, and the election is expected to take place between October 1st and 4th. A correspondent states that he is informed on good authority that Mr. J. Y. Strachan, of Rhyl, has been requested by several liberals in East Denbigbshire to allow his name to be submitted to the Liberal Association as the liberal candi- date. Mr. Strachan is a son of the late Alder- man Strachan, a former mayor of Wrexham. He is a pronounced liberal, and i3 in thorough sympathy with the Welsh National prcgramme. Previous contests in the constituency have resulted as follows:— 1885. 1892. SirG. O. Morgan (D.3831 Sir G. O. Morgan (G).4188 SirH.W. Wynn(Q..3438 SirH.W. Wynn (C)..3423 Majority 393 t Majority 765 1886. 1895. Sir G. O. Morgan(G).3536 SirG. O. Morgan(R).4899 SirH.W. Wynn(C)..3510 H.St. J. Raikes (C)..3115 Majority 26 Majority 1784 FLINTSHIRE LIBERALS AND THE LATE SIR G. OSBORNE MORGAN, M.P. The following resolution has been sent to Lady Morgan from the members of the Flint- shire Liberal Association and the Flint Boroughs Liberal Association (through the hon. secretary, Mr. P. Harding Roberts, Holywell): The County Association and the Boroughs Association, in conference assembled, desire to express to Lady Morgan their deep sympathy in her sad and sudden bereavement. They cannot but bear in mind the great and useful deeds which her distinguished husband has accomplished for Liberalism and for his native land. They remember, too, that for nearly three decades he was the foremost, the most active, and the most energetic of the Liberal members for Wales, and that the Burials Act, the Married Women's Property Act, and the Act abolishing corporal punishment in the army were the splendid pro- ducts of his liberal, just, and philanthropic mind. Lastly, these two Liberal Associations feel deeply that they, and all such associations, have suffered an irreparable loss by the death of one who was so strong and so ardent a sup- porter and abvocate of the noble and patriotic idea of Welsh Nationality, and they earnestly pray that God, in His infinite kindness and mercy, may give her strength to endure her great affliction, and to alleviative the heavy weight of her bitter loss."
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THE FAILURE OF THE SALMON FISHING. Sir,—In the last issue of your valuable paper I noticed an article on the Close of the Dee Salmon Season,' commenting on the scarcity of salmon and especially of grilse during the past netting season, and remarking that various writers in the Courant have suggested various reasons for this scarcity, quot homines tot sentential, in fact! No doubt pollution, porpoises, and poachers are, like the poor, always with us, and the third in all probability do more harm to the river than the other two put together, though all three claim their victims. There is also no doubt whatever that the river is dreadfully over netted, although the nets have not actually increased during the past season. Ninety-five nets continually at work, including 16 deadly trammels, are enough to depopulate any river of the size of the Dee, in course of time. No doubt the scarcity of fish would have been even more pronounced had no hatchery existed, but so long as the upper portions and tributaries of the Dee are allowed to be poached during the spawning season, at the sweet will of the riparian population, salmon cannot flourish, as they should do, in the Dee. A very high authority on salmon preservation once said to me: First preserve the salmon you have in your river, and then start your hatcheries." The Board of Conservators have reversed this, and' he that runs may read' the result. j With regard to the second paragraph in your ) article, relating to the probable damage done I by floods during the past few years to the ova of salmon and grilse on the spawning beds, I have, through the courtesy of Mr. Ruddy, of Pale Gardens, Llanddufel, obtained the rainfall during the past five years at that station during the months of November and December, the principal spawning months, and the fluctuations are certainly surprising. I enclose table shewing this for publication, and I am, air, yours faithfully, CHARLES HENRY C. CALVELEY. Crogen, Corwen, 6th Sept., 1897. "RAINFALL DURING NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER. Nov. Dec. 189 2 2 85 2 22 189 3 3-93 6 74 1894. 6-75 4-72 1895. 9 60 3-87 189 6 1-62 6 57 The greatest fall during 24 hours in November was on the 10th in 1895, when I registered 1.85 inches. The greatest fall in 24 hours in December was on the 7th in 1894, when I registered 100 inches. The average rainfall in November during the last 23 years is 5 33 inches, and in December during the same period, 4 99 inches."
THE CITY GUTLDB.-The annual meeting of the Innholders', Cooks', and Victuallers' Com- pany was held at the Coach and Horses Hotel on Monday evening. Alderman Peter Powell in the chair and Alderman Thomas Millington in the vice-chair. After partaking of an excellent dinner, the Chairman gave the toasts of The Queen and Royal Family,' and 'The Navy, Army, and Volunteers,' responded to by Mr. Jacob Minns, as an ex-Volunteer.— Mr. Thomas Millington proposed The Health of the Visitors,' which was acknowledged by Mr. Edgar Dutton, chairman of the City Guilds Mr. Benjamin Hulse, High Chief Ranger Mr. Peter Wright, High Chief treasurer, and Mr. J. L. Stead, the permanent secretary of the Ancient Order of Foresters, who are going to hold their High Court in Chester in August, 1898, when it is hoped all the members ot the City Guilds will rally round and give their delegates a jubilee reception.— The secretary (Mr. Geo. Jones) proposed 'The Health of the Duke of Westminster' for his kindness in providing the company with a haunch of venison, which has been sent from the House of Eaton for over 100 years. The Marquis of Westminster was an alderman of the Innholders' Company in the year 1812.-A vote of thanks was proposed to the retiring officers, and responded to by Bro. J. S. Phoenix, and a similar compliment was paid to the host, on the motion of Mr. Jacob Minns. An enjoy- able evening closed with the singing of the National Anthem. All visitors to the Victorian Era Exhibition should see YE HORNIMAN TEA SHOPPE in Picturesque England. Sold in this locality by — Chester Spencer, 36, Bridge street; Co operative Society Turver, chemist Woolley, confectioner; Roberts, chemist. Birkenhead: Dutton, chemist; Haywood, chemist; Hessler, grocer, &c. Co-operative Society.— Crewe Eardley, bookseller; Ashfield, chemist.— Rhnddlan: Roberts, grocer.—New Ferry Faw- cett, chemist.—Hoylake: Bonstead, confectioner.— Oxton: Taylor & Co., tea dealers, &c.- Upper Brighton Somerville, chemist. Winnington: Co-operative Society.—West Kirby: Atherton and Co.-Bromborough Pool: Co-operative Society. 1
CRICKET. Saturday last. Score:- on I HAUGHTON V. WESTON. -At Ilaughton on Saturday last. Score:— HAUGHTON. WESTON. R Parker b Barlow 2 A Parton b Lewis 0 D Bebbingtonlbwb Parton 2 G Barlow c T Frodsbam P Frodsham b Parton 6 b Lewis 0 D BebbingtonlbwbParton 2 G Barlow c T Frodsbam P Frodsham b Parton 6 b Lewis 0 J R Lewis c S Moses b J S Moses lbw b Lewis 2 Moses 24 T Parton b Lewis 4 T Frodsham c Barlow b W Brereton b Parker 1 K Moses 1 S Moses b Lewis 4 F Parker c E Moses b S J Moses b Lewis 0 Moses 5 J Higginson not out 0 A Siddorn b E Moses 0 J Moses b P Frodsham. 7 W Owen run out 0 W Ankers b Lewis 0 W Groucott run out 0 f W Basford c Bebbington J Barnes run out 3 b Lewis ù I Horace Frodsbam not out 4 Extras 9 I Extras 5 Total 56 Total 23
FOOTBALL. Despite the threatening outlook and the gloomy predictions which have obtained during recent weeks, there will be still plenty of football in Chester during the season. our titular club" WhICh nas indeed passed through troublous times, appears to have entered upon a calmer prospect; and although the team, judged from Saturday's play, was not up to the form one would like to see, it was perhaps as good as could be expected. Doubt- less before the season is far advanced there will be a team which will be as strong, if not stronger, than the Chester eleven has been for many years. The first match was played on Saturday, when Chester had to encounter their late Cheshire Cup rivals in a Combination fixture on the Tomkinson-street ground. The new com- mittee had not by any means shirked their work, and everything was in readiness for the match. Of last year's team Blakeman, Speak man, Gordon, Coventry, Catherall, Barker, and Porter turned out, the departed ones being Jones, Astbury, and Lipsham. Occupying the places of the latter were Edwards (Chester Rovers), Wood (Farnworth) and Wilson, who is well known to local rootbaiiers. unester, kicking off against a strong wind and on a sodden ground, were quickly on the aggressive, but the opposing defence was too good for them, and after some midfield play Coventry was called upon to save, which he did in his usual masterly style. A fine passing movement on the right wing nonplussed the Northwich backs, and a fine shot from Gordon was with difficulty kept out at the expense of a corner. The visitors broke away, but were smartly pulled up by Woods in the nick of time. The shooting of the Chester forwards was but poor, and they were never very dangerous in front of goal. From a free kick close in Wilson sent the ball into the Northwich goal without touching a second player. Up to half-time no goals had been scored. On resuming play the Cestrians rose to the occasion, making sturdy efforts to score, and for a time Hatton, the visiting custodian, had some warm shots to repel. He, however, managed to keep his charge intact, and despite the work of the Chester eleven the game ended in a goal- less draw, which gives each team- their first point in the Combination table. A splendid game was played for Chester by Wood, who should prove a worthy acquisition to the team. During his absence from the football world Wilson has lost none of his old cunning, and he was always master of the situation. Roberts and Edwards, the other new players, want a lot of practice yet. To select from the old players would be impossible, for they each played to win, and only by the worst of fortune was it that they did not capture the coveted two points. The results of the remaining Combination matches were: Garston Copperworks, 3 Druids. O. Stoke Swifts, 3; Rock Ferry, 2. Chirk, 5; Crewe Alexandra, 1. Wrexham, 1; White Star Wanderers, 1. Turning to the League teams, there is every indication of an exciting season. As far as could be gathered beforehand, the League championship seemed to rest between Aston Villa and Everton. The games of Wednesday and Saturday, however, suggest that it will be well to reserve judgment for a time. Both clubs won their games it is true, but not as satisfactorily as their supporters would probably have wished. On Wednesday the Midlanders beat Sheffield Wednesday by five goals to two; on Saturday they just managed to beat West Bromwich Albion by a single goal in the heaviest scoring match of the day. Everton, in a friendly match with Liver- pool on Wednesday, had to be content with a draw; on Saturday, with the advantage of playing on their own ground, they beat Bolton Wanderers by two goals to one. There is nothing in this form to suggest that the League championship is ever yet. Still the two crack clubs probably derived some satis- faction from their experiences of Saturday. It was at the hands of the Albion that the Villa last season sustained their first defeat; while against the Wanderers, Everton lost both engagements-3-2 at Everton and 2-0 at Bolton. Fisher appears to have turned out very well for the Midlanders; but Everton are yet altogether satisfied with their forwards. The two Sheffield clubs have had singular experiences. The United have won two and the Wednesday lost two. The formed gained four points at the expense of Derby County and Preston North End while Wednesday con- ceded four to Aston Villa and Sunderland. Another fact which gives a spice of interest to the long struggle in which the League clubs are now engaged is the success achieved during the opening week by Wolverhampton Wanderers- a club to whom points at the close of the season are usually of golden value. The Wan- derers commenced well on Wednesday by beating North End, and followed up their excel- lent form on Saturday by a pronounced victory over Bury—a three to one victory in fact. Stoke could only manage a draw against Liverpool, after leading at half-time by two goals to nothing. This form rather suggests that the defections from Liverpool will not be quite as disastrous as was at first supposed. The prospects of Blackburn Rovers are evidently not very hopeful. The old cup fighters commenced badly on Wednesday by losing to Burnley, who followed up their vic- tory on Saturday by a five to one defeat of Blackpool. The Rovers shewed no improvement in their match with Derby County, however, and were beaten by three to one. They have secured a good goalkeeper in Knowles but the opinion is already being formed that if the test matches are to be avoided, very considerable improvement will be necessary.
WREXHAM HOCKEY CLUB. The annual general meeting of this club was held at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel on Wednes- day evening. Dr. J. A. Eyton Jones presided, and among those present were the Rev. E. Simpson, Messrs. E. A. Orford, G. R. Mayer, R. C. Jesson, R. Sisson, G. C. Heasman, H. G. Heasman, B. Head (Ellesmere), S. D. Edisbury, T. E. Green (hon. treas.), and A. P. Smith (hon. secretary).—A letter of apology for non-atten- dance was read from the captain (the Rev. E. Worthington Powell).—The hon. secretary stated that the club, which was only started in December, had already 40 members, and that as regarded play the result of matches was highly satisfactory, with the exception of Portmadoc, Wrexham coming out as well as any club in Wales.—Mr. A. P. Smith, Mr. S. D. Edisbury, and the Rev. E. W. Powell were elected as delegates to attend the annual meeting of the Welsh Hockey Association to be held at Llan- dudno on September 18th.-The Rev. E. Worthington Powell, Dr. Eyton Jones, and Mr. T. E. Green were re-elected captain, vice- captain, and hon. treasurer respectively, the Rev. E. Simpson to act as joint secretary with Mr. A. P. Smith.
CHESHIRE GOLFER'S SUCCESS.—Mr. Harold Hilton, of the Liverpool Club, won the Irish Golf Championship, at the Dollymount links, near Dublin, on Friday, beating Mr. L. S. Anderson, of Falmouth, in the final by five up and four to play. Mr. Hilton is probably the most brillianV player in the United Kingdom. He has not this year met with a single defeat, and his play has been consistently good. He is known as the Hoylake player,' and Liverpool is pretty assiduous in claiming him as her own. Mr. Hilton has one ambition unrealised. He is the open champion, and he can at this moment fairly claim to have no rival capable of snatch- ing the wreath from him. However, he has never been able to secure the distinction of winning the amateur golf championship, though, singularly enough, he has more than once been runner-up.
SAD ALPINE DISASTER.—An Alpine disaster, causing the death of four persons, has occurred to a party of tourists and guides while making the ascent of the Sallaz, in the Canton Valais. They were swept by an avalanche down a crevasse 1,000ft. in depth. Among the victims was a young Londoner named Bernard I Swinatead.
HESWALL. THE NEW CURATE. The Rev. James Henry Chell has vacated the assistant curacy of St. Paul's Church, Bury, of which his father, the late Rev. James Chell, was the vicar until his recent decease. The rev. gentleman intends accepting a similar position at the Church of St. Peter, Heswall, under the Rev. T. H. May, the new Rural Dean of Wirral.
WREXHAM. DEATH OF THE REV. DR. ROBERTS.—The death took place on Sunday morning at his daughter's residence, Liverpool, in his 80th year, of the Rev. David Roberts, D.D., ot Wrexham, who as a Congregational minister stood in the first rank of Welsh preachers. He was ordained at Cemmaes, Anglesey. From there he accepted a call to Pendref, Carnarvon, and during his pastorate there he made a visit to the United States. From Carnarvon he accepted a call to the Welsh Congregational Church, Queen-street, Wrexham, where he had laboured for the last twenty-six years of his life. Dr. Roberts published two volumes of Welsh sermons, which obtained an extensive circulation. He also published a volume of English sermons under the title 'A Letter from Heaven,' which was dedicated to the Queen. He held a very prominent place among the Welsh Bards, and long ago won a prize for a poem 011 Imagination.'
SHOCKLACH. CHOIR. EXCURSION.—The ohoir of St. Edith's Church, Shocklach, on Monday had their annual trip, Rbyl being the place chosen this year. The party numbered about 30, and although the weather for some days past had not been very propitious, nor the morning very promising, yet the day was beautiful, and therefore added to their enjoyment. They left Malpas at eight a.m., and arrived at Rhyl about ten o'clock. After a stroll round the town, the party assembled to partake of luncheon, which had been provided at 12.30. Afterwards they spent the afternoon in various ways till 5.30, when they met again for tea at Griffiths' Temperance Hotel. They returned by the 6.40 from Rhyl to Chester, arriving at the latter place at 7.30. This gave them an hour in the city, and finally they reached Malpas by 9.50, having spent a very pleasant day. Through the kindness of Mr. Piggott and Mr. Nickson (churchwardens) and others, the party were conveyed to and from the station in traps, which added greatly to the day's comfort and enjoyment.
NORLEY. THE JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS.—On Saturday evening, the final meeting of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration Committee was held in the Temperance Hall, Colonel Lascelles (chairman) presiding. The Chairman expressed a hope that the united service, suggested by the vicar, held on the Sunday previous to the celebration, might become an annual affair, as it appeared to have been much appreciated. He then briefly passed in review the events of the commemora- tion, and, from opinions expressed, drew the conclusion that it had been a thorough success. Financially considered, the affair was good, as the balance-sheets shewed a surplus of about,22 10s. Consequently none of the guarantors would be called upon to contribute. At the same time thanks were due to them for their public spirit in starting with the promise if needful. Thanks were unanimously accorded to the chairman for his services in presiding, &c., to Mrs. S. H. Woodhouse as treasurer and for the use of Norley Hall Park wherein to hold the fete, to Mr. C. Garfit, chairman of Sports Committee, Mrs. S. Lewis, and all other workers who did their utmost to carry everything to a successful issue. It was decided to appropriate the surplus as follows :—2s. to each of 15 workers (female), 10s. each, as an honorarium, to the bon. secretaries, Messrs. Dickinson and Malcolm. It is hoped by many in the district that an annual fete may be the outcome of the celebration.
FLINT. TOWN COUNCIL MEETING.—A quarterly meet- ing of the Council was held last (Tuesday) evening. The Highway Committee recommended that a general district rate of Is. 7d. in the £ be levied. It was reported that a deputation had waited upon the Holywell Parish Council, at Bagillt, as to the Panton Cop, and they decided that it was a public footpath, and that they intended taking the matter up. THE PANTON Cop FoOTPATif.-At Friday's meeting of the Holywell Rural District Council the action of the London and North-Western Railway Company in blocking the footpath near the town of Flint leading to the seashore, known as the Panton Cop footpath, was under consideration. A letter on the subject was read from the Holywell Parish Council, from which it appeared that a joint deputation of that Council and the Flint Town Council bad met, and had come to the decision that there was plenty of evidence to prove that the path was a public one, and that its closing was a great inconvenience to the public at large and a great hardship to a large number of persons in the districts of Flint and Bagillt who earned their livelihood by going to the seashore to gather shellfish, and that therefore the District Council should be asked to take steps to have the obstruction removed. The Council decided, before taking extreme measures, to ask the Parish Council to furnish them with a summary of the evidence as to the path being a public one.
«. HOLD. ORDINATION OF A MINISTER.—On Monday special ordination [services were held at Zoar Congregational Church, Mold, in connection with the settlement of Mr. John R. Hughes, of Llansantsior, Abergele, as pastor of the Zoar and Jerusalem Churches. The officiating ministers were the Revs. R. Roberts (Rhos), Morgan W. Davies (Abergele), W. Gwenffrwd Thomas, and others. DEATH OF A MOLD LADY AT TREFRIW.— Great surprise and regret prevailed in Mold on Tuesday morning in consequence of a telegram announcing the death of Mrs. Davies (wife of Mr. Evan Davies, currier) of this town, and eldest daughter of the late Mr. Benjamin and Mrs. Powell, confectioners. The deceased lady had gone to Trefriw for the benefit of her health, but was attacked with typhoid fever, to which she succumbed. Great sympathy is felt for the deceased's husband and children, as well as for her aged mother. PROPERTY FOR SALE.—On Wednesday Mr. J. E. Davies offered for sale at the Black Lion Hotel the freehold county residence, known as Bod-derwen, with 18! acres of fine old pasture land, situated about one mile from the town of Mold; also eight dwelling-houses and two shops, situated in Wrexham-street and Stanley-street: Mold. Lot 1 was first offered, which comprised Bod-derwen, for which X975 was offered, at which amount it was withdrawn. Lot 2, com- prising eight dwelling-houses and two shops, was then offered for sale, but this lot was also withdrawn at 91,150. There was but a small attendance. Messrs. Kelly, Keene, and Co. were the vendor's solicitors. ALUN COUNTY SCHOOLS.—The local governors have issued notices intimating that they offer ten scholarships, tenable for one year, at the above school. There are four scholarships for girls:—One of S6, one of C5, and two of X4; and six scholarships for boys :—Two of X6, and four of E4. Candidates must have been three years in a public elementary school, and must be ten years of age, and not more than thirteen on the 1st day of August, 1897. The examina- tion will be conducted by Mr. L. J. Roberts (Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools), and will be held at the Westminster-road Schoolroom, Mold. VISIT OF BISHOP MOSTYN.—Bishop Mostyn, of Wrexham, paid a visit on Sunday to St. David's Church, Mold, where he held a con- firmation. The service, which is the first of its kind that has been held at this church for several years, was attended with the usual ceremony. As this was the Bishop's first visit to Mold in an official capacity since his appoint- ment, the congregation and clergy of St. David's, with whom the Bishop is very popular, decided upon presenting him with a gold watch, as a mark of their confidence and esteem. The presentation was made in the school-room at the close of the service by the Rev. Father Gouzer, and accompanying the present was a suitable address of welcome. In accepting the gift, the Bishop reciprocated the kindly feelings exhibited towards him. The ordination of Catholic priests from St. David's Jesuit College takes place on Wednesday next. It is stated that this is likely to be the last ceremony of this character, as the Jesuits intend to vacate the building they have occupied for so many years, which they originally purchased from the county of Flint. Their destination and purpose are not exactly known, but it is under- stood they are returning to France. j
fester Stock atxij iStjare Hist. Reported by Mesart3. EDWARDS, SON, & WARMSLEY 29, Eastgate Row (North). Chester. ™ i Present vh6st6r Corpor&i* tion 3i Irredeemable Stock 2100-110 Chester Gas Com- pany 10* A Ordinary Stock. £ 235—2t0xd ii « 7 jQ B & C .JE16U—164 >i » 7 Con. Pref. Stock £ 205 —210 Chester Water- works Co 71 Consolidated Stock. £ 180—185 •• » 7 New Ordinary Stock, 1st and 2nd moieties £ 170—175 • it ii 6 210 Perpet'l. Pref. Shares, fully paid £ 17—18 Haw'd'nA District Water Company 410 Shares, fully paid par Nat. Prov. Bank f • of England Lim. £ 75 Shares, 210 10s. paid 947-48 Do. do. jttM Shares, jei2 paid &M 56 North and South WalesBank Lim. 240 Shares, 210 paid £ 32| — H2 j Parr's Bank Lim. 9100 Shares, £ 20 paid £ 92— 92$ Liverpool Union. £100 Shares, 420 paid £ 58|— 59i Lloyd s Lim £50 Shares, iCS paid £ 27—28 Bank of Liverpool. A:100 Shares, £ 124 £ 38i—384 British Law, Life, Fire Insurance.. 210 Shares, iel paid £ 11—2 Chester Boat Co. tlO Shares, fully paid £ 13—15 Chester Cocoa House Co £ 5 „ £ 4 25108. >i ii II £ 5 i £ 3 £ 4 Chester General Cemetery Co. p&r ChesterGrosvenor Hotel Co £ 20 „ II .£50 Chfat' rNewMusic Hall Co £ 25 .£20 Chest'rNorthgate Brewery Co 0rdiuary £ 10 Shares,fully pd.. £ 11—11* 6% Pref. £ 10Share.s,fully pd £ 12i—13 Chester Queen BailwayHotelCo £ 20 Shares, fully paid £ 31 —33 ii i £ 10 £ 16—17 Chester Steam Laundry Co £ 5 „ t4 10s 25 los- Ci Chester Tramway CO CIO „ fully C4-5 Chester ltace Co A;Ioo t75 „ £ 150 Walker, Parker & Co £10 Shares, fully paid, 6 Cum. Pret 94-5 41 Debentures £ 90—92 HolkynMimngCo. £ 1 Shares, fully paid £ 10- £ 12 Halkyn Drainage Co f.10 Shares, fully paid £21-23 East Halkyn Min- ing Co .tl It ,15/- „ 17,6 SouthHulkyiiHiu- ing Co £ 1 „ fully „ 20/—22 ft- iei 11,131.13(-15/- North Hendre Mining Co £ 2 10s. Shares, „ „ £ Q—7 BhosesmorMine. £ 1 fully paid Talacre Mining Co £1 „ 19/3 paid 14s.—16s. „ £ 1 fully paid Isle ofMan Mining Co. (Foxdale) Mines. 95 „ „ £ 41 44 II II 71 Pref. £ 25 Shared, £ 1710s pd. £ 2810-30 lfr A:l lus Llanarmon Mining Co £ 1 „ ,191. i» t I Pref., fully
jftarta auto ff at-rs. LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY!—Wheat"^fair- trade, about 2d. over Friday; No. 1 Californian, 8s. 6d. to 8s. 8d.; spring, 8s. 5d. to 8s. 9d. winter, 8s. to 8s. 2d. Beans dearer; Saidi, 27s. 3d. to 27s. 6d. Peas 2d. over Friday, 5s. Oats quiet, unchanged; new white, 2s. 4d. to 2s. 6d. Maize only moderate demand, high prices check business; new mixed, 3s. bid. to 3s. 5d. Flour Is. over Friday. SALFORD CATTLE, TUESDAY. — At market 2412 cattle, 9367 sheep and lambs, 143 calves. Quotations :—Cattle, 5d. to 6d. sheep, 6d. to 8d. lambs, 6d. to 8id.; calves, 5d. to 6Jd. per lb. Favoured beef trade, and market, though slow, was firm. The demand for sheep and lambs was fair. Prices well maintained. WREXHAM CATTLE, MONDAY.—There was about the usual supply of stock at to-day's market, and there was a fair trade. Beef made from 5Jd. to 6d. per lb., and mutton from 7d. to 8d. per lb. Pigs sold at 7s. 6d. to 8s. per score lb. Dairy cows fetched £ 16 to X19 10s. each. Store sheep (Cheviots) made up to 17s. each, and black-faced sheep up to 14s. There were many store cattle on offer, but the sale was slower than usual. LIVERPOOL CATTLE, MONDAY.—There were more cattle in the market to-day. Demand good, and last week's prices fully maintained for prime quality. Inferior sorts lower. Sheep supply smaller. A slow demand and a disappointing trade all round at about late rates. Prices Beef, 6^d. to 41d. Scotch mutton, 7id. to 6d. Irish mutton, 6fd. to 5 £ d.; lambs, 6d. to nd. per lb, ROCKDALE CATTLE, MONDAY.—The fortnightly cattle market was held to-day. There were about 180 head of cattle offered for sale. At the corre- sponding market last year the number was 237. The decrease in the number is attributed to the inclement weather, which affected also the sale to-day. The farmers in the district have heavy second crops of hay, but most of them, on account of the weather, have not yet begun mow- ing. The milch cows on sale numbered about 100, the others being geld cows, heifers, and a few Kulls. There was a falling off in the number sold. LONDON CATTLE, MONDAY.— Larger supply in beast market owing to heavier consignments from midland and southwestern counties. Trade slow for fat beasts, last Monday's rates, however, being upheld. Fat bulls and rough cattle in rather better demand, prices for latter being low. Top value primest Herefords 4s. 6d. and occasionally 4s. 8d. per 81bs. Sheep trade steady for prime quality English at slight advance on Monday's quotations good ewes, 2d. per 81b. dearer Irish sheep made 2d. per 81b advance pigs fully 2d. per 81b dearer. Prices :—Beef, 2s. 4d. to 4s. 6d.; mutton, 3s. 8d. to 5s. lOd.; pork, 3s. to 4s. 4d. per 81b. MANCHESTER FAT PIG, MONDAY.—There was a small supply, which met a good demand. Quota- tions :—First-class, 9s. 4d. second-class, 8s. lOd. to 9s.; and third-class, 7s. 3d. to 7s. 9d. per score of 201b. MANCHESTER HAY AND STRAW, MOND,&Y.- Hay 4!d. to 5d., clover 5!d. to 6 £ d., straw (wheat) 4Jd. to 4id., ditto (oat), 3id. to 4!d. per stone of 141bs. BRADFORD WOOL, MONDAY.-The tone of this market is again firm. Transactions in the raw material are all at fully late rates, and sometimes a fractional advance is paid. Mohair also is steady. In yarns the outlook is also better, there being more inquiry both in the export and home branches. In pieces orders continue to come from America, and for the home market there is a good deal doing. CHESTER CATTLE, THURSDAY.—Only a small show of store cattle and sheep, and owing to the stormy weather but few buyers present. A limited business was done at last fair's prices, holders continuing firm despite the disappointing trade. No fat stock on offer. Prices Milch cows, JE12 to JE20 calvers, X12 to £ 18; barrens, Rio to X13; heifers, R10 to £ 14; stirks, X5 to £18; bulls, X12 to X17. NANTWICH CHEESE.—Held on Thursday last. Mr. R. Challinor, secretary to the Cheshire Dairy Farmers Association, reports as follows :—The pitch was small, being estimated at 35 tons. The market opened with a show of briskness, which put sellers upon the alert and brought better prices all round. The finest lots were quickly bought up at prices shewing an improvement on last fair of 8s. or 10s. per cwt., best Cheshire making 55s. to 63s. per cwt. One special fine lot made 67s. 6d. The average for the best grades would probably be about 58s. per cwt. Medium made from 47s. to 54s., common, 42a. to 46s. per cwt. No doubt these prices are brought about by the smallness of the pitch at this and other recent fairs. Prices at the corresponding fair last year were 42s. to 58s., pitch 55 tons. MOLD MONTHLY FAIR.—The monthly fair was held on Wednesday. the elements being distinctly unfavourable. The attendance was below the average, and the amount of business transacted was not considerable. CHESHIRE POULTRY.—Good supply of poultry on offer, both Cheshire fed and import. Steady inquiry. Prices about as before. Quotations, per couple :—Chester (Saturday), fowls, 4s. to 5s. 6d. 5 ducks, 5s. to 68. Nantwich (Saturday), fowls, 5B- 5 and 5s. 6d.; ducks, 5s. to 6s. Northwich (Friday)> fowls, 4s. 6d. and 5s.; ducks, 5s. and 5s. bd. Crewe (Saturday), fowls, 4s. and 4s. 6d. ducks, 5s. Sandbach (Thursday), fowls, 4s. and 4s. 6d.; ducks, 5s. 6d. Runcorn (Saturday), fowls, 4s. and 4s 6d.; ducks, 5s. and 5s. 6d. Knutsford (Saturday), fowls, 4s. 6d. and 5s.; ducks, 5s. 6d. CHESHIRE BUTTER AND EGG.-Generally there has been a tolerably active inquiry for both homfl dairy butter and eggs, prices shewing but a trifling movement against the purchaser. Latest quota- tions :—Stockport (Friday): Butter, Is. 2d. and Is. 3d. per lb; eggs, 10 for Is. Altrinebalu (Tuesday): Butter, Is. 3d. per lb. eggs, 10 for is. Macclesfield (Tuesday): Butter, Is. Id. per lb.; eggs, 11 for Is. Crewe (Friday): Butter, Is. ld- per lb.; eggs, 12 for Is. Sandbach (Thursday) Butter, Is. Id. and Is. 2d. per lb.; eggs, 11 and 1* for Is. Congleton: Butter, la. Id. and Is. 2d. VeT ID.; eggs. iu ana U. tor Is. Northwich > Butter, Is. Id. and Is. 2d. per lb. eggs, 11 for Is. Nant- wich Butter. Is. Id. per lb.; eggs, 12 for IS. Knutsford Butter, Is. 2d. per lb; eggs, 10 and 11 for Is. Runcorn: Butter, Is. 2d. and Is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, 10 for Is. Chester: Butter, Is. Id. per lb. eggs, 11 and 12 for Is. CHESTER CORN, SATURDAY. Fair quan- tities of wheat have been sent in to millers by farmers during the week, but prices of the grain are not so fully maintained by about 2d* per 751b., the drop in foreign wheat noticeable since last Saturday not being without its effect, although this latter article would to-day seem to have recovered from the reduced value of Tuesday All other grain is firm, with only a moderate supply. American maize held for 3d. per 240Jb. advance, while other descriptions are scarce, and are also dearer. Quotations :— *BW. OLD. s. D. s. n. s. o. s. '■ Wheat, white per 75ft. 0 0to 5 40 OtoO 0 Wheat, red 75ft. 00 — 5400—00 MaltingBarley. „ 601b. 0 0 — 0 00 0—0 0 Grinding do „ 6ift. 00—0 000—0° Oats 46ft. 22-2500-3" Beans 80ft. 00 — 0000—5" Indian Corn 240th.I 0 0 — 9 6^0 t — 0 0 Printed and published for and on behalf of the Che and North Wales Newspaper Company, Limited, JAMES ALBERT BIRCHALL, at the CXetter Cour* Office. 8, Bridge-street, in the City of Chester* WxMfKSPATt September 8,1897.
Her Majesty the Queen took up residence at Balmoral on Wednesday. THE SULTAN AND THE ARMENIANS. — On the occasion of the Sultan's Accession fete his Majesty expressed to the Armenian Patriarch his satisfaction with the conduct of the Patriarch and the Armenian community generally. His Majesty also spoke of his intentions and ideas for promoting the happi- ness of his people, and especially of the Armenians.' The Council of the Patriarchate are preparing an address thanking the Sultan for his benevolence on the occasion of the recent criminal attempts by means of bombs. Eight of the persons implicated in the bomb outrages were yesterday sentenced to death by the Criminal Tribunal, and two were acquitted.