auction Diatp. Sales by MESSRS. CHURTON. ELPHICK., ROBERTS. & RICHARDSON. i Sept. 25-At the Grosvenor Hotel-Houses and ija,nd at Wa'. erton Sept. 23 & 2V—At the Auction Mart Foregate street-Household FurBiture and Effects Sept. 29-At the Patten Arms Hotel, Warrington- Building Land and Quarry at Helsby Sept. 30-At the Great Western Goods Yard-Hay, Railway Sleepers, Timber, &c. By MR. J. J. CUNNAR. Sept. 25-At the Grosvenor Hotel-Villa Residence and -Dikel,ing-Houses in Cambrian View and Cambrian Orescent Ti R„a Sept. 27—At The Cottasre, Ellesmere Port—Horses, Live Stock, a.nd Effects Sept. 28-At the Smithfield, Chester-Fat and Store 8tock Sept. 29-At the Smithfield, Hooton-Fat and Store Stock Sept. 29-At the Smithfield, Hooton-Rams and StOre Ewes Sept. 30-At the Smithfield, Chester-Stock Rams and Store Ewes Oct. 5-At the Smithfield, Chester-Dutch Bulbs and Plants OctChester-Annual Sale of Hill Ewes Oct 14—At the Smithfield, Chester—Annual Show and Sale of Colts and Foals By MR. FRANK LLOYD. Oct. 5, 6, 7, & 8-At Wrexham-Horses and Ponies By MESSRS. W. G. PREECE & SON. Oct. 1-At Shrewsbury Smithfield Shropshire Sheep By MESSRS. WM. HALL,WATERIDGE & OWEN Sept. 25-At Shrewsbury-Horses By MR. GAVIN LOW. Sept. 23-At 50, Prussia-st., Dublin-Store Cattle By MESSRS. MACDONALD, FRASER & CO. Sept. 28-At Lairg, Sutherlandshire-Sheep Sept. 30 & Oct. 1-At Inverness-Sheep and Cattle Oct. 6, 7, & 8-At Perth Sheep and Cattle Sales bs Suction. On Saturday Next. WAVERTON, NEAR CHESTER. Sale of Two Valuable Dwelling-Houses, with large Garden, situate near the • Brown Cow Inn, about hali-a-mile from the Waverton Station, and about h-If that distance from the new station now in course of erection. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. WUI SELL BY AUCTION, at the Grosvenor Hotel Chests, on SATURDAY, the 25th September 1897, at Two for Three o'clock punctually, subject ^TWmble Freehold DWELLING- HOUSES, known as Holly an<* R°ae Oottase with the yards, out-offices, and large S"deS' b Artag thereto in the rejectee occupation of Mr. Beal and the Owner. The Property has a considerable frontage to a good road, and a portion of the Land is eligible for ^w^f-For any further information apply to W. H. CHURTON, Esq., Solicitor or the AUCTION- KERB. all of Chester. AUCTION MART, FOREGATE-STREET, U CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. will K'BODSEHOLS-^NXTDta suitas, upholstered in tapestry, damask, and cloth, double and single-headed couches, single and lounging chairs, mahogany, zebra wood, and Sd dining, loo, card, and other tables several fine-toned full compass cottage pianofortes, maho- gany pedestal sideboards, mahogany and rosewood cbiffonnieres, mahogany escretoire, maboga y bureau, brilliant chimney glasses and overmantels, chemists mahogany shop fittings, mciudnig upn ht and counter show cases of various sizes, fitted with Sate glass miniature billiard board with balls and cues, antique oak linen chest, clocks and time- nieces -lass china, plated goods, keyless watches, bicycles iron and brass bedsteads spring, hair aud wool mattresses, feather beds, mahogany wardrobes, dressing and wash tables, chests ot drawers, toilet services, iron and brass fenders, linen and blankets, carpets, a few books, kitchen ii 1-(mails, and other effects. Catalogues may be had from the AUCTIONEERS, Chester. HELSBY, CHESHIRE. By Order of Mortgagees. Sale of Valuable BUILDING LAND and STONE QUARRY, by Auction by MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO., at the Patten Arms Hotel, Warrington, on WEDNKSDAY, September 29th 1897 at Two for Three o'clock prompt, in one lot and subject to the conditions of sale of the Manchester Incor- porated Law Association and special conditions- All that Piece of BUILDING LAND and OUARRY, known as the Pump Lot,' situate on the westerly side of Helsby Hill, containing 8 acres 3 roods and 19 perches or thereabouts in the occupation of Mr. Alfred Broady (excepting the Quarry, which is in hand). The Property commands extensive views of a fairly wooded country extending to Chester and the Welsh hills.. — There is upon the land a Bed of excellent Red Sandstone nearly 40 feet deep, and from the adjoin- ing quarry large quantities of stone have been supplied to the Birkenhead, Holyhead, and other dock and harbour works. For particulars and plan apply the Auctioneers, Messrs CHURTON, ELPHIUK, ROBERTS, and KICHARDSON Chester; Mr. CHAS. E LINAKER Estate Agent, Frodsham or Messrs. JEPSON and SON, Solicitors, 6, Booth-street, Mosley-street, Manchester. Sale of about 80 Tons of Hay, Railway Sleepers, Timbers, Firewood, &c., at the (rJi.DAi WESTERN GOODS YARD, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. have received instructions to bliiljL# lix AUO- TION, on THURSDAY, Sept. 30th, 1897, com- mencing at Eleven o'clock a.m. punctually, the under-mentioned HAY. SLEEPERS, TIMBERS, and FIREWOOD, viz. SLEEPERS, TIMBERS, AND FIREWOOD, lying in the Great Western Goods Yard, Chester. 80 Stacks of Old Sleepers 18 Stacks of Old Timbers 13 Stacks of Firewood HAY. 2 Stacks of Hay, lying at Helsby Station 1 Stack of Hay, lying at Hooton Station 1 Stack of Hay, lying at Brymbo Station 1 Stack of Hay, lying at Parkgate Station N.B.-Any further information may be had from Mr. AD \MS. Permanent Way Inspector. at the Chester General Railway Station; or the Auc- TIONEERS, Chester. On Saturday Next. Sale of Freehold Villa Residence and Six Dwelling- Houses in CAMBRIAN VIEW and CAMBRIAN CRESCENT, CHESTER. MR JOHN J. CUNNAH is instructed to SELL BI AUCTION, at the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, September 25th, 2 30 for 3 o'clock, subject to conditions to Ken produced, the following Valuable FREE- HLo?iP-AlUhIt Newly-erected Detached RESI- DENCE, known as BROOK HOUSE situate in Cambrian View, in the occupation of Mr. R. Lamb. The House contains vestibule and entrance-hall with Minton tiles, drawing-room, dining-room, breakfast-room, six bedrooms, dressing-room, oatn- room w.c., kitchen, back kitchen, store-room, cellar and usual outoffices. There is a garden back and front, and greenhouse. and the property commands extensive views of the Welsh Hills and tte E.tyarj;ot the „ DWELLING. being NO. 5, Cambrian Crescent, in the SIS Mr. Harker. Yearly rent £18, ^T^-AK^'MESSUAGE or DWELLING- uruTqv' being No 7, Cambrian Crescent, in the occupation of Mr. Watts. Yearly rent £18, 'TOT r-ALUTOT'MESSUAGE or DWELLING- Q Cambrian Crescent, M the occupatioi, of Mr. Plevin. Yearly rent £18, tenant I-AH that MESSUAGE or DWELLING- HOUSE, being No. 11, Cambrian Cre^ent' in occupation of Mr. Price. Yearly rent £ 18. tenant 6a-AH that MESSUAGE or DWELLING- HOUSE; being No. 13. Cambrian Crescent in the occupation of Mr. Davie*. Yearly rent £ 18, "S 7%-AUtot"'MESSUAGE or DWELLING- TinTT^V being No. 15. Cambrian Crescent, in the Sion of Mr. Richards. Yearly rent £ 1810, tena4p rates. T ix Houses, Lots 2 to 7, will first be offered in one lot and if not sold will then be offered as lotted above. Each of these houses contains entrance-hall, two sitting rooms four bedrooms, kitchen, back kitchen, outside wash-house and w c., and has a garden in front and a yard at back. The whole .f the property is in a perfect state of ^For further particulars apply to the AUC- TIONEER, Grosvenor Chambers; or to Messrs. BROWN & DOBIE, Solicitors, 45, Northgate-street, Chester. On TUESDAY NEXT. AT THE SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR JOHN J. CUNNAH will hold his WEEKLY SALE of Fat and Store CATTLE, SHEEP, PIGS, and CALVES. Sale to commence with Cattle at Eleven o clock Entries respectfully solicited. Sales fog Auction. ."r- ,Or' On MONDAY NEXT, Sept. 27th, 1897. Sale of Live Stock and Out-door Effects. at THE COTTAGE, ELLESMERE PORT. MR. JOHN J. CUNNAH is favoured with instructions from Mr. D. Watkins (who is going abroad for the winter) SELL BY AUCTION his HORSES, LIVE STOCK, HAY, and' OUT-DOOR EFFECTS, including roan harness mare, by Pride of England,' 7 years old, 15hds. 2ins. black gelding, rising 4 years old, 15hds., by Lord Raglan set of thrill gears, set of brass-mounted shandry harness, set of full-sized silver-mounted trap harness, riding saddle, girl's saddle, two riding bridles, well made dogcart, in very good condition, well-built shandry, tip- cart, a large quantity of timber and firewood, 12 couples of young fowls, three well-bred young dairy cows, in calf and in milk; roan heifer, pure bred Jersey bull, double-barrelled gun, bagatelle board, 7 feet long, on mahogany stand; archery set, complete; stack of prime upland hay, two movable wood ereotions, forming poultry houses, and out- door effects. Sale to commence at Two o clock prompt. Auction Offices, Grosvenor Chambers. Chester. On WEDNESDAY NEXT. MR. J. J. CUNNAH will hold his WEEKLY SALE of Fat and Store CATTLE, SHEEr, PIGS, and CALVES, at the SMITHFIELD, HOOTON, at One o'clock prompt. Entries respectfully solicited. On WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29th, 1897, at the SMITH- FIELD, HOOTON. 1%/WR JOHN J. CUNNAH will hold his M_ ANNUAL SALE of RAMS and STORE EWES. The present entries comprise upwards of 40 Grand Shropshire and Leicester RAMS and RAM LAMBS. 6 Grand Border Leicester SHEARLINGS. « £ SSSS'cyyiOTtd BLACKFAOED EWES. Sale at Twelve o'clook noon. > Further entries respectfully solicited, to the AUCTIONEER, Grosvenor Chambers, Chester. On THURSDAY, September 30th, 1897, at the SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. The present entries comprise 60 Grand pedigree Shropshire Shearling KAJVLO, and RAM LAMBS 35 Pure-bred Leicester RAMS and well-grown RAM LAMBS 50 Young Shropshire and Clun EWES 75 Young Cheviot EWES 150 Black-faced EWES Sale at half-past Eleven punctually. Further entries for catalogue respectfully solicited to the AUCTIONEER, Grosvenor Chambers, Chester. On TUBSDA Y, Oct. 5th, 1897, At the SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR TOHN J. CUNNAH will hold his ANNUAL SALE of DUTCH BULBS and FLOWERING PLANTS, at Three o'clock prompt. Catalogues from the AUCTIONEER. On TUESDAY, October 12th, 1897. At the SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR. JOHN J. CUNNAH will hold his ANNUAL SALE of HILL EWES, com- prising (jranc[ Blackfaced EWES. 300 Young Cheviot EWES. On THURSDAY, October 14th, 1897. CHESTER HORSE FAIR. At the SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR JOHN J. CUNNAH will hold his 16TH ANNUAL SHOW and SALE of COLTS and FOALS, when the following PRIZES will be given :— „ £ 1 for the Best Cart Colt Foal. 91 for the Best Cart Filly Foal. JE1 for the Best Foal suitable for Harness or Hunting purposes. JE1 for the Best Yearling Colt or Filly suitable for Agricultural purposes. JE1 for the Best Two-year-old Colt or Filly suitable for Agricultural purposes. £1 for the Best Yearling Colt or Filly for Harness or Hunting purposes. £ 1 for the Best Two-year-old Colt or Jmly tor Harness or Hunting purposes. Judging at 11 o'clock. Sale at Half-past Twelve. Entry Forms from the AUCTIONEER, Grosvenor I Chambers, Chester. XOHN A. LYOW( eJ AUCTIONEER, ESTATE AGENT, i PRACTICAL LAND SURVEYOR & VALUER j (Agent for the Linen Hall Estate). 23 Years' practical experience in Sale and Valua- tion of every description of property. Valuer for Hotel and Inn Change of Tenancy. Sales conducted. Cash settlements with Vendors at close of Sale. Furniture stored in dry lock-up rooms. OFFICES 7, ST. WERBURGH-ST., & LINEN- HALL, CHESTER. 2,000 SHROPSHIRE RAMS & EWES, AT SHREWSBURY, ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 1897. LAST GREAT SALE OF THE SEASON. MESSRS. W. G. PREECE & SON will SELL BY AUCTION, as above, with- out reserve, at SHREWSBURY SMITHFIELD- 2,000 SHROPSHIRE SHEEP, All of Flock Book Pedigree, and from the most eminent and reliable Breeders in the district. THE GREAT PRACTICAL SALE OF THE YEAR, and the best opportunity for obtaining the T5FNT CLASS OF THE PRACTICAL AND RENT-PAYING TYPES OF THE TRUE SHROP- SHIRE. 250 Grand CLUN EWES included. Sale to commence at 10-30 to a minute. Commissions executed, and catalogues from W. G. PREECE & SON, Shrewsbury. On Saturday Next, Sept. 25th, 1897. j -g VALUABLE HORSES.-At SHREWS- I XoO BURY, RAVEN HOTEL REPOSI- j TORY (the property of County Gentlemen and Farmers), to be^ SOLD BY AUCTION at the MONTHLY HORSE MART for Shropshire and North Wales, on SATURDAY NEXT, Sept. 25th, 1897, including Hunters, Hacks, Harness Horses, Cobs, Ponies, Agricultural, Dray, and Van Horses. Full particulars in Catalogues on application. N B —No dealing transacted by any member of the firm, who act solely as agents between Vendors ^WILLIAMHALL, WATERIDGE, & OWEN, Auctioneers (acting solely as agents). AUCTION OF STORE CATTLE AT 50, PRUSSIA STREET, DUBLIN, TO-MORROW (THURSDAY), 23rd SEPT., At 12 o'clock sharp. Entries reach 300 Head, and include a number of Cross Polls, &c., in forward condition. Catalogues on application to GAVIN LOW, Auctioneer, Cattle Salesman, 50, Prussia-street, Dublin. MACDONALD. FRASER, & CO., LTD.'S itL LTD.'S GREAT AUTUMN SALES OF 90,000 HILL SHEEP, AND 4 200 WEST HIGHLAND, BLACK POLLED, 4.CUU cross CATTLE> AT LAIRG, PERTH, AND INVERNESS. AT LAIRO, SUTHERLANDSHIRE. On TUESDAY, 28th Sept., at 12 noon. 3,000 Sutherland Cheviot EWES i^ GIMMERS 1^000 Cheviot 2 and 3 year old WEI HERS, the best in Scotland. AT INVERNESS AUCTION MART, Two Dlys- bile of 26,000 Hill SHEEP and 1,200 CATTLE. THURSDAY, 30th Sept., at 11 a m. 9,000 Cheviot and Blackface 1, 2, and 3 year old WETHERS. 4,000 Cheviot, Blackface, and Cross LAMBS. 1,200 Black Polled, West Highland, and Cross CATTLE. FRIDAY, 1st. October, at 11 7,000 Cheviot uncrossed cast EWES & GIMMERS. 6 000 Blackface uncrossed cast EWES ana GIMMERS. NOTE.-The Inverness Sale comprises anrst-ciass selection of Cheviot and Blackface Hill Sheep and West Highland and Black Polled Cattle. AT PERTH AUCTION MART. Great Annual Three Days Sale of 71,000 Black- face and Cheviot Hill SHEEP and LAMBS and 28,000 dJrect from the principal Hill Flocks in the North of Scotland. 1 400 West Highland BULLOCKS & HEIFERS, 1, 2, and 3 year olds. THURSDAY, 7thOctober atlOam. THURSDAY, 7thOctober atlOam. 30 000 Blackface and Cheviot WETHEKo, l, and 3 year olds, the largest and best show in Scotland. FRIDAY, 8th October, at 10 a-m. 10,000 Blackface, Cheviot, and Cross GIMMERS. 3 000 Greyface and Blackface LAMBS. 1,500 Cross CATTLE. N0^.—The Station of South Country Buyers is specially directed to the above weH-known Sale8- which comprise the largest and best selection obtainable of Scotch Hill Sheep and Cattle. Commissions executed for buyers unable to ^MACDONALD, FRASER, & Co., LTD., Perth. Sales fop Ruction. 1,000 HORSES-OCTOBER SALES. THE NORTH WALES QUARTERLY PRIZE HORSE SALES AND FOAL SHOW AT WREXHAM. FRANK LLOYD'S GREAT SALES— TTJBSDXY, October 5th, Hunters and Harness Horses. WEDNESDAY, 6th, Small Horses, Show Cobs and Ponies. 50 Prize winners entered. THURSDAY. 7th, The Great Sale of Wagon Horses. FRIDAY, 8th, Shire Mares, Geldings, and Fillies and Foals of all classes. 750 Horses entered. Limit 1,000. Entries taken during Crewe Sales. They Close FRIDAY, September 24th. Prize List and Entry j Form ready. — Host. OST, Small LEATHER PORTMANTEAU marked 'M.S.Write Box D 46, C our ant Office, Chester. CHEAP PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS OF THE FOLLOWING CLASSICS •— Houses to be Let, Apartments to be Let, Situations Wanted, Money Wanted, Situations Vacant, Miscellaneous Wants, Situations Vacant, Miscellaneous Wants, Apartments Wanted, Lost or Found, And Articles to be Sold, .4.r. inserted in the CHESTER COURANT at the undermentioned charges.- One Insertion (20 words) Is- Three Insertions ^s- oa- And 3d. for each additional line—a line contains a\>out eight words. Eo be Let. T 1ST OF RKSIDKNCES, ■ 1 ISSUED MONTHLY, SENT POST FREE ON APPLICATION TO W. & F. BROWN & CO., CABINET MAKERS & UPHOLSTERERS, EASTGATE ROW, CHESTER. HOUSES TO LET. T AMONT, SON, & CO., JLJ UPHOLSTERERS, FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS. LIST SENT ON APPLICATION. SHOW ROOMS: EASTGATE STREET. WAREHOUSE FOR STORING: FOREST HOUSE (in separate rooms). TO LET, Two good OFFICES (en suite), on first floor, 2, Newgate-street. Rent Applybyletter, Box 126, P.O., Chester. O LET, HOUSE, No. 56, Watergate-st,Chester. Rent £ 40.—For particulars apply to Messrs. SHARPE & DAVISON, Solicitors, 12, Abbey-square, Chester. FARM TO LET, 'MOUNT PLEASANT,' situate about three miles from Mold con- taining one hundred and seven acres, about fiftj' of which are grass—Apply to view to R. E. BIRCH, Estate Office, Maes Elwy, St. Asaph. TO BE LET, with immediate possession, PERCY HOUSE,' Eaton-road, Chester, containing 3 entertaining-rooms and 9 bed and dressing-rooms, bathrooms, two w.c's.-Apply G. F. ADAMS, 12, Abbey-square, Chester. TO LET, at Lady-day next, REDDISH HALL FARM, Reddish, near Stockport, now in the occupation of Thomas Henry Burgess, containing about 112 statute acres. Apply to HILL and CORDINGLEY, 90, Old-street, Ashton-under-Lyne. TO LET, a commodious and well built HOUSE, known as Crook House,' Chester, suitable for offices, with large garden thereto.-For particu- lars apply to Messrs. SHARPE & DAVISON, Solicitors, 12, Abbey-square, Chester. IGHFTELD, WREXHAM—TO BE LET, this H very Desirable RESIDENCE, with stabling, coach-house, shipons, tennis courts, conservatories, kitchen and flower gardens, pleasure grounds, and about 5 acres of good Pasture Land. Rent X65. Immediate possession. Apply Messrs. EVAN MORRIS & Co., Solicitors, Wrexham. HOUSE, NO. 9, BRIDGE PLACE.-TO BE H LET, from 1st September next. This com- modious Residence, containing large dining and drawing-rooms, study, and seven bed and dressing rooms.—For further particulars apply to Messrs BARKERS, COPPACK & WICKHAM, St. Werburgh Chambers, Chester. THORNTON GRANGE, GRESFORD. TO JL BE LET, this Substantial Detached RESI- DENCE, containing three entertaining-rooms, six bedrooms, dressing-room, bath and w.c., stabling, coach-house, servants'-room, harness-room, lawn, garden, Ac. Rent £ 85. Immediate possession.- Apply Messrs. EVAN MORRIS & Co., Solicitors, Wrexham. CHESTER.— DORCHESTER HOUSE, C BOUGHTON.-TO BE LET, this capital FAMILY HOUSE, which faces south, and contains three entertaining-rooms, seven bedrooms, two dressing-rooms, bath (hot and cold water), and excellent domestic offices. Two small conserva- tories and a garden in terraces sloping^ down to the river, with a landing stage for boat. Apply to MILLS & FLETCHER, Land Agents, Surveyors, and Valuers, 49, Hamilton-square, Birkenhead. TO BE LET ON LEASE, the SALT recently proved on a large Estateat Chartley, Staffordshire. The Great Northern Railway (Stafford and Uttoxeter) and the North Stafford- shire Railway (Macclesfield and Colwich) run I through the Estate, as also does the Trent and I Mersey Canal. In boring Salt was proved to exist in many beds at a depth from 336 to 512 feet, and frcm 397 to 409 in a solid bed.—Apply to Messrs. GERMAN & SON, Estate Agents, Ashby-de-la-Zoucb; or to Mr. R. SMALLMAN, Mining Engineer, 1 Nuneaton. be j&oltK ON SALE. DOG-CART, in good condition — P. POWELL, Coachbuilder, Chester. OG CART FOR SALE, in good condition.— Apply W. & F. BROWN & Co., Eastgate Row, Chester. GRASS FARM FOR SALE, near London; modern House, farmery, 130acres; freehold. < £ 1,560.—Address GRASS,' Rutters, 5, Newbridge- street, London. (Stamp.) TO BE SOLD, a small VAN, 5ft. 6in. by 3ft. 6in. suitable for baker and grocer. Price £ 14.—POWELL, Coach Builder, Commercial Hall, Frodsham-street, Chester. OR SALE, STORE PIGS, Young Tamworth Boars and Gilts; bred from prize winners, Cheshire Show, 1897. Also Large White York- shires.-For particulars apply DODD & SONS, 33, Bridge-street, Chester; or Little Mollington. SHUTTLEWORTH & SONS, Portmanteau, K-7 Bag, Dress Basket, and Trunk Manufacturers. Dress Baskets Re-covered and all Repairs by practical men. Show Rooms above shop, 40, Bridge-street, Chester. TO BE SOLD by Private Treaty, a First Class DAIRY FARM of 22a. Or. 24p., known as JBLEAKLEES,' KingBley by Frodsham. Good House and Outbuildings. The Farm is satis- factorily Let to a responsible Tenant, who has 7 years to run.—For further particulars apply to MOSELEY-WILLIAMS, Solicitor, 18, King-street, Manchester; or NORCROSS, Kingsley Hali, I Frodsham. IMMOVABLE SCALPETTE, FROM 91 Is. TO 95 5s. NEW WEB FRINGE, I HAIR COMBINGS FROM 5S. 6D. | MADE UP, 2s. PER OZ. TAILS OF PURE HAIR, 5s. 6D. TO 63s. DELICATE SHADES OF HAIR. T. SEALES BROWN, 3. LEECE STREET. LIVERPOOL. manteb. -F_F-'>,J" APPRENTICE WANTED, to the Stationery A- and Fancy Goods trade, &c., &c.-Apply HUKE'S LIBRARY. Chester. WANTED, at once, HOUSE, with Stables attached, in or near town.—Apply 3, Bridge-street, Chester. Å REPRESENTATIVE is WANTED in Chester A for an important Company. To a suitable person the remuneration will be most liberal. Address Box H 81, Office of this Journal. AS Thorough MAID to one lady experienced in all duties, good needle woman and packer, accustomed to travel.-F. CURWOOD, Rose Hill, Ruabon. WANTED, good HOUSE, with Garden and WI Land, not far from station, at Neston, Parkgate, Heswall, or neighbourhood; overlooking Se preferred.—Reply j'- B-. office of this paper. WAITER, or Temporary Butler.-Engage- ments solicited for weddings, balls, ban- quets, shooting parties, etc 25 years experience. —Address WAITER, 8, St. Werburgh-street. DISENGAGED-50 COOKS, Kitchen, Scullery, 11) Upper Housemaids, Parlourmaids, Grooms, Coachmen, Gardeners, Hotel Cooks, Chambermaids, Waitresses.—Mr. HAYCOCK, Chester-st., Wrexham. L^DY Desires AFTERNOON ENGAGE- MENTS French and German (acquired abroad), Latin, Mathematics, Elementary Musio, &c.-m Mrs. BROWN'S Registry, Cuppm-strset, Chester. GEORGE DAY IMPORTS ALL THE BEST _BRANDS OF HAVANA CIGARS. SINGLE BOXES AT WHOLESALE PRICES. Real Imported Havanas, from 21/- per 100 HIGHEST QUALITY. LOWEST RATES. EVERYTHING OF THE BEST. AGENT FOR BARLING'S ") PIPE S LOEWE'S ) EASTGATE STREET, CHESTER. Telegrams: GRATITUDE, Liverpool.' 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DIARY OF COMING ENGAGEMENTS. Sept. 22,$c.—Mr. F R. Benson and Company at the Royalty Theatre. 23.-Altrincham Agricultural Show. °, 23.-Chester Cattle Fair. 28.—Chester Board of Guardians. „ 28.-East Denbighshire Election.
GLASS-HOUSE POLITICS. Mr. Moss is not altogether a novice in electioneering warfare, and we are bound to pay him the compliment of having learnt that first political axiom that those who live in glass-houses should not throw stones. We wish, however, he would exercise a stricter supervision over the impetuous journalistic henchmen who are fighting his battle for him in East Denbighshire. It has apparently occurred to one of these scribes in a flash of genius to analyse Mr. KENTON'S record of work during the time he represented Denbigh Boroughs. It is not a complete analysis, but we take it as far as it goes. On the authority of the writer we find that during the four sessions of last Parliament there were 835 divisions in the House of Commons, and that Mr. KENYON took part in only 195 of them. This may appear to the uninitiated a terrible dereliction of duty on the part of the represen- tative of the Denbigh Boroughs, but everyone who knows anything about Parliamentary life knows that the division lists are but a poor criterion of the actual time which any member may put in at the House of Commons. One night he may attend for a few hours during which the division bells are clanging all the time, and the members are trooping through the lobbies in an almost incessant stream. The member who is lucky enough to be present on such a night finds to his astonishment that he has made quite a respectable record in one sitting. On the next night perhaps the divisions will be few and far between, and the weary M.P. may sit through long dreary hours of debate and scarcely ever be summoned to the division lobby. Our readers will therefore see that the actual number of divisions recorded against the name of any particular member is not even a rough approximate of his atten- dances in the Commons. We have, however, no desire to labour this point, inasmuch as we are happily in a position to reply to Mr. KENTON'S critic with his own weapons. The only possible object of such an analysis as the journalist publishes is to shew Mr. KENYON up as neglecting his Parliamen- tary duties,* with the obvious insinuation that if Mr. Moss had been there instead, he would have shewn immeasurably better results. Mr. Moss has not yet had an opportunity of demon- strating what he can do as a regular attendant in Parliament, but we are luckily able to gather what he has done in a similar capacity as a representative of the ratepayers in Chester Town Council. A record is kept of the attendances of the town councillors at Council and committee meetings throughout the year, and from that we can see how Mr. Moss has discharged his sacred trust to the free and enlightened burgesses of Chester. We have here not the illusory figures of divisions, which may mean 20 divisions at one meeting and two the next, but the actual number of times the members attended the meetings to which they were summoned. From the printed table at the close of last municipal year, we find that Mr. Moss was summoned to 62 Council and committee meetings, and put in an appear- ance on only 23 occasions. The statistics for the present year are not yet issued, but from the monthly copies of the Corporation minutes now issued in printed form, we have been able to compile Mr. Moss's record for the present year, commencing with last November to the present time. By working out these figures we arrive at the conclusion that out of the 55 Council and Committee meetings to which he was summoned, Mr. Moss, the tribune of the people, honoured the Town Hall with his presence on no fewer than 15 occasions. Fifteen out of a highest possible of fifty-five is the record to which Mr. Moss must plead guilty. The details are not uninteresting. As most people are aware, the great bulk of the Town Council work is done in committees, and it is here that Mr. Moss is conspicuously absent, although, like all Councillors who are weak in committees, he makes a strong point of putting in as many attendances at the full dress Council debates as possible, because there the reporters are present, and through the medium of the Press Mr. Moss is able to shew his confiding supporters what a singularly attent ive representative they possess. Thus out of a total number of 11 Council meetings during the present year Mr. Moss has made the miraculous aggregate of 9 attendances. The committee record, however, is very different reading for Mr. Moss's admirers. Judged by the number of its meetings the Public Health Committee is the most important of Mr. Moss's municipal engagements. He was invited to a attend 21 meetings of the Public Health Coia, mittee during the present year, and his name appear s only twice on the minutes. Public health evidently has no attraction for Mr. Moss. There is not enough of the polemical element in questions of sanitation, drains, and so forth. The Technical Instruction Act Committee met once, when Mr. Moss is returned as absent. The Sew ering Committee met eight times, yet Mr. Moss, with his accustomed solicitude for the health of the people, did not deign to, put in an appearance at a single meeting. The Local Government Act Committee held five meetings, but Mr. Moss was absent from all except one, and last o all the Finance Committee had nine meetings, at which Mr. Moss.registered three attendances. We have; preserved the materials from which these figures are compiled, and we shall be glad to shew them to any of the East Denbighshire electors, if they care to examine them. We make only this stipulation-that if any of Mr. Moss's Rhos supporters call at this office, they must leave all their lethal weapons outside. We have not hitherto thought it necessary to employ a body-guard, and we are unaw,ur.tomed, in quiet old Chester, to the use of brickbats and such like missiles as a-gu- ments in favour of disestablisbmeut, religious equality, and brotherly love.
CIVIC HONOURS. Mr. THOMAS SMITH will not accept the Mayoralty of Chester for the ensuing year. The citizens generally will, we feel sure, join in our expression of regret that Mr. SMITH cannot yet see his way clear to accept the honour which they are most anxious to see conferred upon him. Last week we expressed the hope that we should soon have authority for announcing to the public Mr. SMITH'S willing- ness to serve in the chief civic office for the next twelvemonths, but we are sorry to have to state that he again finds himself unable to undertake the responsibilities of the Mayoralty. Mr. SMITH has on several former occasions excused himself on the ground of his many business ties, and he still feels that the claims of business will not permit him to devote himself to civic life for a year. We can only hope that the day is not far distant when Mr. SMITH will be elevated to the chief magistracy, a position for which his long and valuable public services eminently fit him. In casting about for a worthy suc- cessor to Mr. B. C. ROBERTS, we hear, failing ,Mr. SMITH, Mr. J. GOODDIE HOLMES mentioned freely as the most probable Mayor of 1898. Mr. HOLMES, although a comparatively junior member of the Town Council, is an old and respected citizen, and has been an assiduous Corporation worker since his first election for Trinity Ward in 1894. Last year he made a highly popular and efficient Sheriff, and he is now in his second term of municipal work, after his re-election for Trinity last November. He is a man fortunately nossessed of leisure to devote to the welfare of the city, and his record at Council and com- mittee meetings shews him to be fully entitled to the highest honour in the gift of the citizens. If a strong representation is made, we believe Mr. HOLMES will be induced to accept the office. The Shrievalty appears to be still far from settled, but from what we can gather, the honour seems likely to fall either to Mr. J. W. nUKE or Mr. EDGAR DUTTON, either of whom would be a popular choice.
THE POOR RELATION. A timely note of warning has been sounded respecting the prophesied Irish famine. The failure of the potato crop may lead to distress in some quarters of the island, but it yet re- mains to be seen how far the other crops will be able to compensate for the light yield of tubers. Ireland has during a long series of years become so accustomed to regard herself as the poor relation of Great Britain that the slightest reverse in harvesting operations is deemed sufficient to warrant the establishment of a Distress Fund, on which the poor people are to subsist through the long winter months. A section of the agitators who flourish in the distressful isle make much political capital out of the sufferings of their fellowcountrymen, and experience has taught us to fear that the Irish peasantry are too ready to rest on their oars and await the arrival of the relief money, rather than make the best of their remaining resources. There is a good deal of truth underlying the Irish bull perpetrated by the car-driver, who when asked about the harvest prospects, replied that the poor peasants would have a bad time of it, unless there was a famine We aro glad to see by latest reports that the distress predicted for the coming winter has been apparently exaggerated. At a recent meeting of the Mallow Board of Guardians a resolution was passed relating to the appre- hended famine, and setting forth that 80 per cent. of the crops had been lost, reducing the maioritv of the people to the verge of destitu- tion. Even in Ireland, the happy home of hyperbole, this assertion is regarded as too extreme in its pessimism. At Saturday's meeting of the same Board of Guardians a Mr. LONGFIELD got up, and denounced the resolution in question as unjustifiable and con- veying a false impression of the state of things existing there. Personally, he said he had got in all his oats, and had harvested a very good crop. There was certainly an amount of late hay which was very bad. He had enquired of several and found it was an extraordinarily good years for oats. He considered the resolution unneces- sary, as he did not believe that eight per cent. of the crops were lost. Another member, a Mr. NEWMAN, ridiculed the alleged loss of 80 per cent. of the crops, and very sensibly uttered the warning that if they sent the Local Government Board such a mis- leading statement, they could not expect the Board to do anything for them when they really needed help. So strong in his denuncia- tion of the resolution passed at the previous meeting waxed Mr. NEWMAN that he said he thought the CLERK was mad when he received | a copy of the resolution from him through the post. Other members, taking a slightly less roseate view of the situation, still thought the Board had leant to#irds exaggeration in its description of the prospects, and eventually a member gave notice of his intention to rescind the resolution. Reports from other parts of Ireland confirm the impression that the other crops have not proved anything like a complete failure, and the fact of an Irish board of guardians considering the reported state of affairs exaggerated is sufficient to make people on this side of the water pause before they launch upon any far-reaching scheme of relief. We have not forgotten yet tho time when under similar circumstances seed potatoes and other relief were administered by a charitable English people, the seed potatoes were eaten and the /public-houses multiplied under the sudden prosperity of the peasantry in receipt of outside aid. If it is proved that privation i& really existent or imminent, we doubt not that the British people and the British Government, always the first to stretch out a helping hand to a. suffering population, regardless of nationality or creed, will do their duty and send over substantial assistance with no niggardly or stinting limitations. What has to be established first of all, however, is that a proper case has been made out for relief. The system of doles, a most popular one in the Nationalist camp, is calculated to foster a spirit of dependence among the working-classpopulation.a spirit that grows with what it feeds on' until the thrift and industry that ought to characterise the people are wholly subverted. If the whole unvarnished truth is told, Ireland's plight is not so bad after all. While gruesome and exaggerated pictures are drawn of & potato famine, nothing is said about the abundant fishing harvest that has been. obtained on the western coast. A Blue Book, just published, containing the reports of inspectors of Irish fisheries for last year, shews that while there were 6,551 boats actually engaged in capturing the enormously rich harvest of the sea on the western caast during 1895. next year there were only two additional boats employed in the industry. The value, of the sea fish caught during last year in the Irish waters stood at E36a,000, an increase of £ 37,000; yet, despite thia huge rise in the worth of the fisheries so little enterprise is manifested by the inhabi- tanta, that only two additional boats are put on. The herring and mackerel fishing proved particularly remunerative, and it is not unnaturally held to be a reproach to the Irish people that no more is done to develop this paying branch of industry, where nature seems to be on their side. Government has done something to help the poor fishermen to get better gear and boats, but where it is shewn that the fishing has been yielding a large return, it is not too much to expect that the people will do something to help themaatoea.
CHESTER CATHEDRAL. SERVICE LIST FOE. WBEK COMMENCING SEPT. 22. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22ND.-Morning, 8.0: Matins. 10.15: The Litany; hymn 2. Evening, 4.15: Service, Colborne in A; anthem.. Be merciful' (Sydenham). THURSDAY, SEPT. 2:3RD.-Morning. 8.0 Holy Com- munion. 10.15: Service, Weslay in F (chant service); anthem, Behold the Lord' (Thorne). Evening. 4.15: Service, Wesley in F; anthem, 'Blessed be the God' (Wesley). FRIDAY, SEPT. 24TH.-Morning.8.0: Matins. 10.15: The Litany; hymn 181. Evening, 4.15 Service, Walmis. ley in C anthem, 0 gladsome light' (Sullivan). SATURDAY, SEPT. 25TH.—Morning. 8.0: Matins. 10.15: Service, Ouseley in F; anthem, 'Bless thou the Lord' (Bayley). Evening. 415 Service. Ouseley in B flat; anthem.' Come aud let us return' (Goss). SUNDAY, SEPT. 26TH (Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity).- Morning, 8.0.: Holy Communion. 10.30 Service, Kinlf in C; iluthem. I Great is the Lord' (Bayes); introit; hymn 262: Kyrie and Credo (Best in B flat) preacher, the Canon in Hesidence. Evening, 3.30: Service. Attwood in C; anthem, • God is our hope' (Greene) hymn 196. 6.30: Magnificat and Nunc Dinnttis to Chants; pro- cessional hymn. 218; hymns, 25, 193, 216; preacher, the Bev. G. F. Ellerton, M,A. MONDAY, SEPT. 27TH.-Morning. 8.0: Matins. 10.15: Service, Aldrich in G antli em, I How goodly (Ouseley). Evening, 4.15: Service, Aldrich in G authem,' Hearken unto my voice' (Sydenham). TUESDAY, SEPT. 28TH.-Morning, 8.0: Matins. 10.15: Service, Dykes in F anthem, I bow my knee (Barnby). Evening, 4.15: Service, Dykes in Jf; anthem, • I will sing' (Greene).
The Marquis of Anglesey,, who is staying at the George Hotel, Criecieth,.has quite recovered from the illness with which he was seized on Wednesday. Sir Philip and Lady Grey-Egerton have been staying for a week at Rufford Abbey, Notts, on a visit to Lord and. Lady Savile. The health of the Bishop; of Bangor, who is still in South Wales, continues to be unsatis- factory, and he has been ordered by his medical attendant to take a. further rest. It is reported that Mr. Motion, of the Cannon Brewery, London, and of Moorgate- street, E.C., has purchased* Lord Chesham's estate near Banbury. Her Grace the Duchess of Westminster re- turned to Eaton from Scotland yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon, and will leave for London to-day. The Duke is expected at Eaton in the course of a few days. A marriage has been arranged, and will shortly take place, between Thomas Barrington Donnelly, son of the late William Young Donnelly, and Edith, youngest daughter of the late George M'Corqpodale, of Gadlys, Isle of Anglesey, and The Willows, Newton-le-Willows. The Duke of Cambridge during his sojourn at Newburgh Park, Easingwold, as the guest of Sir Geo. and Lady Julia Wombwell, will to-morrow (Thursday) visit York, when he will receive the honorary freedom of the City. His Royal. Highness is expected to reach York about half past twelve, and will be met at the station by the Lord Mayor (Sir Christopher Milward)., who, after the presentation,, will entertain him. at luncheon. A large aad distinguished party has been invited to meet the Duke, among whom. are included the Marquis of Ripon, the Earl of Feversham, Sir Philip Brian Grey-Egerton, &c. THE DISTRESSED DEE FISHERMEN. — We- regret to learn that the fund for the relief of the distressed fishermen of the Dee is not yielding satisfactory results. The totaL does not yet reach JE50. MR. GLADSTONE IN SCOTLAND.—On Satur- day, Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone, and Mr. Armit- stead, drove from. Butterstone House to Alchallacher House, and lunched with Lord Burghclere, who as Mr. H. C. Gardner, was Minister of. Agriculture in Mr. Gladstone's last Administration. The weather was excellent all day, but cold. Mr. Herbert Gladstone arrived at Butterstone on Saturday evening. The whole party staying at Butterstone House attended St. Mary's Episcopal Church* Birnam, on Sunday. PORTBAIIT OB" SIR HORATIO' LLoym-There is on view,, during this week, at Messrs.. Phillipson & Golder's, a. portrait of Sir Horatio Lloyd, painted by our talented townsman, Mr. Harrison Dutton. The picture has been sub- scribed for by a number of ladiesin Chester and neighbourhood and in North Wales, on whose h""h.Jf: film DnoVifisa of Westminster has presented it to Lady Lloyd, by letter, in which Her Grace expresses the great pleasure she has in writing in the name of the subscribers, to ask Lady Lloyd's acceptance of the picture, which the subscribers hope may give satisfaction as a likeness, and also as another proof of the high estimation in which Sir Horatio is held by all who know him. The picture does credit to Mr. Dutton's artistic skill, and being au admirable likeness, it cannot fail to give pleasure and satisfaction to both donors and recipient. The Secretary of the Chester General Infirmary begs to acknowledge with thanks the- receipt of L3 15s. 6d., being moiety of the offertory at Coddington Church, per the Rev. F. C. Royds; a donation of oGa 2s. from Messrs. Thomas Parker, Limited, of Wolverhampton. and £ 3! 7s. lOd. from Delamere Church. We have pleasure in calling our readers' attention to Mr. Frank Lloyd's great North Wales October horse sales, at Wrexham. These,. being the quarterly sales,, are the best during; the year, buyers attending from all parts of- England, Ireland, and Scotland, prepared to- take, away the best animals at top prices. The. sale this year will include over 100 prize. winners at the principal shows. As will be. seea by our advertising; columns, the entries, close Friday, September 34th. THE CHESTER DAJ.&T SHOW, It will be- noticed that the annual show promoted by the- Cheshire Dairy Farmers' Association will be- held at Chester on Tuesday and Wednesday.. October 19th and 20bb. Valuable prizes will be. offered, and there is-every reason to believe that the affair will be most successful. SALE OF THE LAUB. MR. J. G. SYKES' STUD.- On Friday, Messrs. Sexton, Grimwade, & Beck, sold, at Poulton-le-Pylde, the late Mr. Jl ?. Sykes, Breck House Stud, which was established some twelve years ago. Sixty lots wero catalogued, and fifty-nine of these reatised, the satisfactory total of 5,221 guineas. FoE OD. yearling filly 5,050 guineas was paid, whieh, it is stated, is a record in the history of hackney breeding. DIOCESAN ABKHNTMENTS TO CURACIES^—TH» Bishop of Chester, en Thursday mndo the following appointments to curacies --The Rev. M. F. O. Bridgeman (stipendiary), St. Gteoarge'a, Stockport the Rev. H. J. Dawson, M.A., St. George's, Stookport; the Rev. C. S. Graham, B.A., to Wybunbury; the Rev. J. H. G. Hollingwotrtb, M.A., to St. Paul's, Tranmere; the Rev. T. G. Nash, B.A., St. Matthew's, Stockporbr,; the Rev. R. Owen Williams, St. Brid&et'sjwith St. Martin's, Chester. THE RJTPRESENTATION OF CUSWB. The Crewe Trades Council jocently invited answers from the various taades embodied in that organisation as to wither, in the event of a prominent trade unionist being brought forward to contest e Crewe Division, when &. vacancy occurred,, iaa the interests of labour, the. Council representing the organised work- mea of Crewe woaJd endorse his candidatur Oi the trades which have discussed the ptflr- position, 11 out. af the 16 have given a dirscb. negative, and five have not replied, the. explanation feeing that they have not yet considered tbe- matter. DEATH OR MRS. PAXTON HARDING.—A paia.. fully sad iexpression has been caused Socally by the receipt of the news of the tragically sudden death of Mrs. Paxton Harding, wife of Mr. Walter Paxton Harding, White Friars. Mrs. Paxton Harding on Saturday left Chester with her husband and daughter for a short holi- day at Llandudno, and retired to bed that night apparently in the best of health. At two o'cloek on the Sunday morning, Mr. Paxton Harding awoke to find his wife lying dead by bis side. Death is attributed to heart disease. The deceased lady, who camok from Rhyl, was married 27 years ago at the age of 20, and leaves three sons and two daughters with their father to mourn their loss. During the fifteen years Mrs. Paxton Harding lived in Chester, she became well known and esteemed, and her removal leaves a gap it will be hard to fill. The funeral is fixed for to-day (Wednesday) gt half-past eleven o'clock.