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100 Years aqjo. INTERESTING REMINISCENCES. Being notes given week by week of matters con- nected with Chester and the locality a hundred years ago. '(Compiled from the Chester Courant of Nov. 21st, 1797.) A CURIOUS CURIC. The following remarkable fact, a due attention to which may be the means of preserving the life of many a human being, cannot be too generally known. On Wednesday last the only child of Stephen Friar Gilham, Esq., of Shar- field, Burntwood, about a month old, was seized with a convulsive fit, which in a short time became -so violent that every moment was expected to be its last. As a dernier expedient one of the servants provided i, pigeon, and having plucked the feathers from its breast applied that part of it to the pit of the child's stomach, who was by this time apparently dead. At the expiration of ten minutes the pigeon seemed much convulsed, and some symptoms of recovery were perceptible in the child. From this happy appearance the remedy was continued for near three-quarters of an hour, when the Jofant completely recovered, and the pigeon became so violently convulsed that it was with ^Uch difficulty the servant could hold it. In a minutes after it died in the utmost agony, having effectually extracted that pain from the child which proved its own destruction. The convulsions of the bird were so strong that its body was black all over." THE CAPTAIN'S ADDRESS. An extraordinary incident attending the late enRaement is known to be true. Captain of the whose crew have for some tune past been very mutinous, and, so much so that be has been obliged to use great severity with them, and has often found himself un- pleasantly situated among them, was one of the Ships which joined Admiral Duncan in time to share in this engagement. When very near the enemy, he called all the men on deck, and said thus You know, my lads, you have behaved infamously ill; so much so, that I have often thought and called you a set of d-d scoundrels; I have over and over again been obliged to flog you, and I shall continue to do 80 Until you behave better; but you have now ^n enemy before you, and an opportunity of your character. I will in ten ^nutes lay my ship alongside that Dutchman, ^d if you will do your duty handsomely and ake him strike in ten minutes' time, I will v«rlook and forgive all that is past, and report You as a set of brave fellows. They cheered the ^Ptain, desired to be tried, and when brought to the Dutch man of war they really *°ngl.t like dragons; and, as the account is actually made her strike her colours in the 1Qle prescribed." TRADING IN CHESHIRE CHEESE. .Chester, Nov. 20, 1797. Now loading at PXall's Wharf, London, for this city and places 4diacent, The Chester,' Thomas Herbert, jnaater, a contract cheese ship and constant trader; to sail in fourteen days. Wm. Field, •Broker.

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