LATEST NEWS. COURANT Office, Tuesday Evening. THIS DAY'S TELEGRAMS. MURDER OF A GRANDCHILD. Joseph Holden, an old man, was sentenced to -death at Manchester, to-day, for murdering his grandchild, John Davies, at Bury, by throwing him down a quarry. He was also accused of attempting to murder another grandchild.
THE PENRHYN QUARRY DISTURBANCE. Twenty-eight Penrhyn Quarrymen were charged at Bangor to-day with assaulting a quarry overlooker. In two cases a farther remand was granted on the ground that one of the overlookers was so severely injured as to be unable to attend for a month. Evidence against the other defendants was then pro- ceeded with.
LORD HOPETOUN INDISPOSED. A Router telegram from Bombay, dated Monday, announces that Lord Hopeteun is Buffering from dysentery, and his proposed visit to Secunderabad on Sunday was abandoned.
A CHESHIRE BATTALION'S PET. — » A GENUINE DOG STORY. Some returned invalids of the 2nd Cheshire Regiment tell an extraordinary story. It will be remembered that on the Cheshire Regiment's embarkation from Southampton a strange retriever jumped in the stream and was taken aboard the transport. It remained with the regiment until the Modder River engagement. The dog was there with the regiment on outpost duty, when the Leinsters marched past. Hearing a peculiar whistle, the retriever dashed among the Leinsters, and it then trans- pired that the dog was their pet, and had.been lost at Southhampton.
MR. TERBURGH AND THE NAVY LEAGUE. » The Earl of Drogheda, who left England last February, has resigned the presidency of the Navy League owing to his lengthened stay abroad. Mr. Robert Yerburgh, M.P., has accepted the presidency.
Sporting. LEICESTER MEETING.—TUESDAY. TOWN PLATE.-Thuja, 1; Forest Row, 2 Golden Horseshoe, 3. Fourteen ran. ATHERSTONE HANDICAP. Bridegroom, 1; Veritas, 2; Lakota, 3. Fourteen ran. SELLING NURSERY HANDICAP.—Bad News, 1; Triticumina filly, 2; Little Katb, 3. Seven ran. QUORNDON HANDICAP.—Little Brown Mouse, 1; Sevillanas, 2; Blythesome, 3. Seventeen ran. OADBY HANDICAT. Benjamina, 1; Bella Gallina, 2; Percy, 3. Eleven ran. TRIAL PLATE.—Grey Tick, 1; Saxilby, 2; Vse Victis, 3. Three ran.
NOMINATION OF SHERIFFS. .0 The twelfth of November being the morrow of St. Martin," the usual ceremony of nomin- ating the High Sheriffs of the counties of England and Wales (excepting the Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall) .k place in the court of the Lord Chief Justice, High Courts of Justice, London. The following are nominations for this district Cheshire Arthur Masterton Robertson Legh, of Adlington Hall, Macclesfield; Thomas Brocklebank, of the Roscote, Heswall; John Sutherland Harmood Banner, of Ashtield Hall, Neston. Denbighshire: The Right Hon. William Charles Wynn, Baron Newborough, of Plas Newydd, Trefnant; Frederick Barton, of Gwaynynog, Denbigh; Charles Salusbury Mainwaring, of Bwlchy bendy, Cerrigydruidion. Flintshire Philip Thomas liodsal, of Iscoyd Park; Sir Wyndham Charles Henry Hanmer, of Bettisfield Park, Whitchurch j John Wat- kinson, of Brook Park, Northop.
.DENBIGH MAGISTRATE'S SYMPATHY FOR FARMERS. On Monday, at the Llanrwst Police Court, several farmers in the Capel Cerrig and Llan- germew districts, which lie on the fringe of the Carnarvonshire and Denbighshire counties, were summoned for non-compliance with certain clauses of the Sheep Scab Order, which re- quire certificates to be given to the police when the removal of sheep from one county to another is effected. Mr. David Jones, who defended in one of the cases, said the order was a serious thing for the farmers, who were obliged to dip their lambs twice in succession before they removed them and after they arrived in tne adjoining county. Its effects on stock were most injurious.—Mr. Isgoed Jones (one of the magistrates) said it was a very awkward Act to work smoothly, and the Denbighshire County Council were doing their utmosti to prevail upon the Board of Agricul- ture to modify the restrictions. lie had peiyonally received a petition from farmers in the Llanbedr district, asking for relief from the restrictions, which they said pressed very hardly upon them. He (Mr. Jones) presented the petition in the proper quarter, and he might say that the Sueep Scab Order Committee approved of it, and passed a resolution which was considered by the Joint Committee of the combined counties at Shrewsbury. Unfortu- nately the committee said they could not move in the matter, and said the only remedy was Jfor Carnarvonshire to join the combined area, which would put an ena to the unpleasantness. Hd really hoped the county would, without delay, join the other counties in the matter.
SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A FLINT- SHIRE FARMER. 0 On Saturday, before Messrs. P.P. Penant and Thomas Parry, George Oscar Marsh, a young JPontblyddym farmer, and a son of Mr. Thomas Marsh, of the Bridge Inn in that village, was .charged in custody with inflicting grievous bodily harm upon John Jonee, of Pontybodkin Mr. G. H. Simon appeared to prosecute, and Mr, 4. B. Marston defended. Mr. Simon said he purposed that day simply to ask for a remand as the man alleged to have been injured by defendant was lying in the Wrexham Infirmary in a precarious condition. iDr. Lunt (Mold) said that on the previous day he was called to a house at Pontybodkin, where he found a man named John Jones lyine in a dangerous condition. He examined the patient and found a depressed fracture of the skull behind the right temple. There was a large wound on the head, out of which the braialluid was slowly oozing. He ordered the removal of the man to the Wrexham Infirmary, where he still remained in a dangerous con- dition. Sergeant Jones (Mold) said that at 3.30 on the previous afternoon he assisted to remove the injured man from his house to the Railway Station. He was then in a very bad state. At 11 o'clock on the previous night he apprehended the accused at his father's house. He charged and cautioned him, and acting on the advice of his solicitor, who was present. Marsh made no reply. Mr. Marston applied that bail be allowed. and after consultation the Justices remanded prisoner until Wednesday, and admitted him to bail, himself in jElOO and two sureties in 9100 "OhL
CHESTER CITY GuxLoc-The raembers of the Ancient and Worshipful Company of Mason's and Clothworkers held their annual meeting and supper at the City Grill, on Saturday evening, under the presidency of Brother William Haswell, their secretary. The aldermen and stewards were elected. and other I business tauiMofod and a pleasant evening spent.
THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA. DESULTORY FIGHTING. BOER DEPOT OCCUPIED. Lord Roberts telegraphs:—Rundle reports sundry skirmishes with small parties of Boers in the Harrismith, Reitz and Vrede districts during the last few days. In one of these Lieut. Woodhouse, Manchester Regiment, was mortally wounded, and is since dead. The despatch adds.The Boer commandos appear to be acting independently with no particular object except to cause as much annoyance as possible. Ventersburg. A large Boer depot of supplies was occupied by Douglas's column on Sunday after very little opposition.
ANOTHER SURPRISE ATTACK FROM LYDENBURG. CAVALRY CHARGE BY MOONLIGHT. TWO BOER LEADERS KILLED. A series of British successes is reported in a despatch from Lord Roberts which left Johan- nesburg on Saturday. On Friday Lord Methuen was able to surorise a Boer force led bv Commandants Snyman and Vermaak, between Ottoshoop and Lichtenburg. After the engage- ment was over three Boers were found dead, and our troops captured 30 others, and also seized some wagons. We had no casualties. General Kelly-Kenny has informed Lord Roberts that Philippolis, a small town in the south-west of the Orange River Colony, quite close to the border of Cape Colony, was occupied on the 8th. Philippolis has been several times mentioned during the past month. It was occupied by the Boers about the 20th of October, but no mention was made of that fact in despatches until the 24th, when it was stated that the town had been retaken. Apparently it was afterwards again taken by the Boers, and, according to an unofficial telegram, was for the second time recaptured on the 8th inst. after four hours' fighting, in which, however, our casualties were not serious. On Wednesday night last General F. W. Kitchener, who commands the Lydenburg garrison, successfully attacked some Boers in the neighbourhood of that town. A mounted party of the 19th Hussars and Manchester Mounted Infantry got through the Boer out- posts un perceived. The Mounted Infantry then engaged the Boer pickets, while the Hussars charged the enemy's main body. The charge was delivered by moonlight, and after inflicting some loss on the Boers the Hussars got into bad ground and would have suffered severely if they had not been well supported by the Mounted Infantry under Captain Bridgford and Captain Crichton. The next morning a strong force of infantry with some guns joined the mounted troops, and the Boers were routed. On Thursday Colonel Plumer, while covering the movements of General Paget's main body, was attacked by General Delarey, but succeeded in beating off the Boers, who left two dead and 16 prisoners in Colonel Plumer's hands. In the recent fight to the south of Belfast, in which General Smith-Dorrieu was engaged, Commandant H. Prinsloo and General Joachim Fourie were killed, and General Johann Grobe- laar was wounded. A convoy on the way from Warrenton to Christiana was captured on Friday, but the men were subsequently released by the Boers, who told them that they knew the convoy was coming.
BURNING BOER FARMS. A CESTRIAN'S EXPERIENCES. INTERESTING LETTER. win The following are copies of letters from Mr. Norman Hamilton, son of Dr. Hamilton, of Chester, who went to the front as a Volunteer with the student contingent of the Special Ser- vice Company of the Oxfordshire Light Infantry: A place with a terrible name eight miles from Kopjes Station, O.R.C. 29th Sept., 1900. My dear mother,—I believe it is a considerable time since I wrote to you, and not a short time since I wrote to any one. I have at last managed to get a few days' rest in hospital, with nothing more than a very swollen throat, so that I could not get down the hard Government bis- cuits. However, ofter two days I am very much better, and quite enjoying the rest from the various fatigues and outposts which we always get our share of when we rest anywhere. Just before I came into hospital we had a most entertaining picquet. I was on a patrol whose duty it was to visit all our four posts to see that all was right. We visited the four posts in fifteen minutes, and it was only when we set out to find our beds at the place we originally left that the fun began. Afterwards we found out that we had walked up and down, first above and then below, within about five or ten yards of the place. It had taken us 2i hours to find our beds, so that we had only one hour in bed instead of three. Perhaps you would like to hear a short account of our little two-months' excursion from Kroonstad. We set out on August 1st and I spent my 21st birthday in marching about ten miles to a very pretty farm not far from Rhenoster Kop. The next day's march brought us to Rhenoster River, where we spent all the morning having a little fight with a few Boers hidden in the bed of the river. After we had shelled them for about an hour with four guns, one of the Royal Scots being severely wounded in the liver by a bullet, they retreated helter-skelter up the hill on the opposite side of the valley. We had dinner where we were, and then occupied the opposite kopjes, where we stayed for two days. From there we marched to a place of the name of Doornhoek, consisting of two kaffir huts on a small rise. Here we bivouacked, and after a very cold wait of two hours got our blankets and coats. We had been in bed just long enough to get to sleep when we were roused up to dig trenches. Having dug the trenches and slept till 4.30 a.m. we were told off to go and burn the farm of a Boer who the dav before had fired on, our scouts. Taking- a wagon with us, so as to bring back any loot that might remain, we set off, arriving at the farm in about two hours' time. Then the fun began. The farmer had gone off leaving practically everything to our mercy. First of all pigs, hens, geese, ducks, &c., had to be caught and killed, and a most exciting business it proved. The pigs did not like being caught, and so were very troublesome. However, all the live stock was soon in the cart, and we turned our attention to the burning of the farm. The latter was well furnished with good tables and chairs, which of course were taken for the use of our officers' mess. Then all the available hay, together with as many doors and windows as we could break down, was niled in the centrp of tho biggest room and lighted. Such was the end of a very pretty and, I should think, very prosperous farm, which but for the foolish action of a still more foolish Boer might have been standing still. Three days' march in a north-westerly direction took us to Rensburg Drift, in the Vaal, where we stayed several days. From there we went to Vredefort, a pretty little town of about 150 inhabi- tants, about 20 miles east of the railway. Then on again to Scandinavian Drift, on the Vaal. east of where-we touched it before. By the way, at Rensburg Drift the old wretch of a colonel took us across the river, thoroughly wetting us, "so that we might tell our people we had been into the Transvaal." It was about five o'clock in the afternoon when we returned through the water, and so just beginning to get cold. Our boots were wet for nearly a week afterwards, so march- ing was not the greatest pleasure. At Scandin- avian Drift the colonel got a lot of pigs, ducks, and geese, and held an auction among the different companies of the regiment. Owing to a little encouragement from the colonel our company ran up the price of one pig to about five pounds. From the drift we made our way along the Rhenoster River to Kopjes Siding, where we were refitted with clothes, boots, and other things, after J laying in a stock of food, that is a little flour. mint, and jam. These things comprise what is known as a taager, and the bag into which they are put is known as the "taager" bag. The bag nnT»( y conveyed on the wagons, and we put it as re startin& m the morning, and take it off can wheI? we get in after the march. station o?Jv wfcmarched to Vredefort Road, the our PoskL Odef°rt: Wh,ere we had to entrench our position. Owing to a Wlr of our position. Owing to a lark nf f-fVI>l.. "I.J "1.0;;1 "10 "U.lU J.J.Vlo start on our trenèh before about ten o'clock at of march was introduced hereby the "ge^efaf viz., a sort of circular tour round by w £ v of Vredefort and back to the sumo y though under very different circuimt-nJ3 time We started "as guard of ~SanUh^ that is in the very rear of the column in a tre- mendous downpour of rain. First one waeon stuck, and then another, and finally the horses in one of the officer's mesa carts stubbornly refused w auy way ai an. ine norses had to be tak&n out, and after pushing the cart for a hun- dred yards or so it was tacked on to an ox wagon. Well, after a wet and weary march, about four o'clock in the afternoon we arrived soaked through and ravenously hungry. The rain had gone off for a little time, but no sooner had we got into bed than it came down harder than ever. Lying under two blankets and a waterproof sheet I managed to get a few snatches of sleep, and was all right until I felt one leg rather cold. Putting my huid rather incautiously down to find out the reasoqp.I plunged it into a pool of icy cold water. Ugh! how I shuddered. But it was no good moving, as that would only make matters very much worse. On getting up to stand to arms I found that part of my left arm was the only dry spot on me. The remainder of our march was over much of the same ground, so I will not weary you with a further account of our wanderings. Since I started this we have arrived at Heilbron, a Free State town of, in peace time, about 600 people, but now about 50, all the rest having taken rest elsewhere, or else gone on commando. De Wet was here last Friday, five days before our arrival. According to accounts of people here who saw his force, he has not many men, and only one gun. All his transport consists of one ox wagon and numerous Cape carts, together with a large number of fine horses in good condition, which he gets from goodness knows where. The town, which is very compact, lies in a hollow, surrounded by gently-sloping hills on every side. The hospital where I am writing this is in the Government Schools, situated on the Kroonstad- road just as it enters the town. On our arrival here we found them in a terrible state of confusion owing to the fact that Do Wet gave the Highland Brigade people only twenty-four hours to evacuate the building. Here were beds stretchers, bedding of all sorts, teapots, clothes, and equipments lying all over the place, all muddled up together. However, a little hard work on the part of the hospital orderlies soon set matters right again, and now we are sleeping on real beds, with a solid roof over our heads, but the change is so great after sleeping out on the veldt, that I spent a very poor night. It looks uncommonly like spending Christmas out here, and that will be most annoying for everybody. You and father seem to have had a very good time at Arolla. Some of father's climbs seem to have been very difficult. I am afraid that I should have cried off some of the nice little gendarmes and cornices, as I never quite liked the latter, and the gendarmes are a good deal worse. Well, this is a noble effort for me, this letter I mean, and I doubt if I shall get over it. I don't think I have any more news for you now. I hope I shall soon get your letters, as it is a fortnight since we last got the mail. Sept. 30th. I am writing this from the field hospital which accompanies our brigade. No doubt you will have traced some of our movements by the name of General Knox, who is in command of our column. We were two months last Wednesday on the march, so have now done about 500 miles, not at all a bad performance on the whole. Much to my credit, I think I have not fallen out once the whole time, even though for the first week I suffered- considerably from sore feet. We have never seen many Boers, just a few here and there, though of course there were many rumours of De Wet, Delarey, and all sorts of people. Our work, which is not particularly hard, consists in getting up at 3.30 a.m., having some coffee and biscuit if there is time, and setting off on the march at five. We generally march until eleven or twelve, and then bivouack till next morning, when the game is continued again. The days are very hot now, so to get in an hour's march before the sun rises is a great gain. The hospital here is very nicely situated among some trees, and conse- quently there is plenty of shade to lie in. I came with badly swollen throat, and could not possibly eat the hard ration biscuits, and the still harder meat. However, now, after I have been on milk and arrowroot for three days, the swelling has considerably diminished. The doctor is a most decided Scotchman, and an extremely nice man to get on with, not like our regimental doctor, who hardly ever has a nice word for even the worst of the sick. The orderlies are not quite all that they might be, and look on the patients as a beastly nuisance. Two of the 'Varsity contingent have got commissions, one in the West Indian Regiment, and the other in the field artillery. We have telegrams read out from Lord Roberts once a week, which almost invariably say that the war is practic- ally at an end. Unfortunately the end of the war seems no nearer to us who go marching aimlessly on in pursuit of stray commandoes, who would never under any circumstances stand for more than half an hour. Our scouting is miserable, as the following will shew: One morning we had marched nine miles from Hening Spruit to Pieter's Drift. We bivouacked for a few hours, when the colonel said that we were going to make a night attack on two large commandoes which were there, but to parody an ancient rhyme, "When we got there the veldt was bare" of Boer, who had left a day and a half before we arrived.
MAN LEY. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.—During last week the scholars attending the Manley C.E. School accomplished the remarkable feat of making 100 per cent. of attendances. This is all the more remarkable when it is considered that many of the children live some distance from the school, some having to cover a distance of two miles.
BUCKLEY. CYCLII CARNIVAL.—At a committee meeting held at the Buckley Board School on Wednes- day, Mr. T. Jones in the chair, the accounts, which shewed a balance of R42 in hand after defraying all expenses, were passed unani- mously. The Rev. W. Aeron Davies, who is leaving the district for the curacy of Northop. resigned the post of secre- tary, and Mr. W. Simmons, Holly Bank, was elected. Votes of thanks were accorded to the officers for their work in making the carnival a success.
FLINT. THE NEW MAYOR.—At Flint, on Friday, on the motion of Alderman T. W. Hughes, seconded by Mr. R. F. Harrison, Mr. E. J. Hughes was unanimously re-elected as mayor for the ensuing year. The mayor is a native of the town, a Liberal in politics, and a Roman Catholic.— After a long discussion, on the motion of Mr. T. Ryan, seconded by Mr. T. Parry, it was decided to hold the meetings of the council in future every month instead of every two months. —Major Dyson was appointed deputy-mayor, and Mr. R. F. Harrison mayor's auditor. Alderman J. L. Muspratt* was re-appointed as representative of the council on the board of the University College of North Wales. Alder- man J. L. Muspratt and S. K. Muspratt were appointed on the Holywell County School of Governors, and also to represent the Council on the Chester Port Sanitary Authority.
CONNAH*S QUAY. BAD TIME FOR SHIPOWNERS.—In the severe gales of last week local shipowners sustained rather serious losses. The schooner Agenoria. which was reported having been driven ashore on the Platter Rocks, Holyhead, on Wednesday, is owned by Mr. James Reney, of this port. The Agenoria is a ship of 280 tons burthen, and was loaded with a cargo of bricks from Connah's Quay to the Thames. Previous to commencing the voyage extensive repairs had been carried out on the ship, and it is unfortunate that on the first voyage after these repairs the ship should sustain serious damage, the extent of which at present cannot be fully ascertained. The steamer Emily, reported ashore at Ardrossan, is owned iby Messrs. Coppack, Brothers and Co., and was laden with a cargo of cordite from Ardrossan to London. The Emily is a fine coasting steamer of 210 tons burthen, and but a few years old, and Messrs. Coppack Brothers have owned her but a short time. The crew were taken off by a lifeboat, and from what can be gleaned locally, the ship has sus- tained serious damage. Other ships out in the gales have had terrible experiences, and in some instances the ships have been stripped of their sails.
FRODSHAM. FIRE ON FRODSHAM MARsH.-Incendiarism is supposed to be responsible for the destruction of a jetty on the Ship Canal, opposite Frodsham Marsh, on Friday night. A crane and huts were also destroyed. BAZAAR.—At the bazaar held in the school- room of the Frodsham Primitive Methodist Free-Church on Wednesday and Thursday on behalf of the fund for the alteration and improvement of the premises, the sum of E61 bs. ba. was taken. FARM FIRE.—Early on Sunday morning a fire was discovered in one of the large bays containing straw and corn on the farm of Mr. Robert Shepherd, Park Side, Aston. The Runcorn Fire Brigade was summoned, and was on the spot soon after six o'clock. It was at once seen that there was absolutely no hope of saving the contents of the first bit, and the efforts of the firemen were directed to stopping the conflagration from spreading to the second bay and the farm buildings. It was late on Sunday before the flames were subdued. The Preston Brook Fire Brigade were also on the scene, and gave much assistance. One large bay and its contents were totally destroyed, while the produce of the other was also burned. The origin of the fire is unknown. It is stated that some poachers were abroad on Saturday night and early on Sunday morning and sheltered under the bays, where evidence of their visit was visible, and they may have caused the fire. This is the sixth or seventh fire at the same place during the past ten years. The damage is believed to be covered by insurance.
Parliament will meet on Monday, the 3rd of Deeember, for a short session, the purpose being the consideration of votes for further supplies to Her Majesty's Government rendered necessary by the prolongation of the Wat in South Africa.
NORTH CHESHIRE. Kinderton Guide Post, near Middlewich, was the fixture for the North Cheshire on Wednesday. I Several woods in the vicinity were tenantless. Cotton gave a fox which ran by Sproston, and was killed. Another fox gave a short hunt by running I close to Holmes Chapel and back to Sproston, where nothing more was made of him. Mr. Court, of the Manor House, always provides us with plenty of foxes. Getting away with one fox, hounds hunted slowly close up to Sandbach, the hunt ending at Warmingham, after a nice thirty- five minutes' spin. On Thursday a very large field met at Calveley Hall, the residence of Mr. Pennefather, the weather being perfect, but the ground was very wet with so much rain over night. A start was made with the new gorse, hounds disturbing a fox which ran in the direction of Page's Wood, turning to the right for Wettenhall. The hounds ran on close up to Cholmondeston, over the Crewe and Chester Railway our fox being marked to ground in a drain near Bar Bridge. This being in the South Cheshire country, our fox was left undis- turbed, after a good but twisting hunt of about an hour's duration. Hill's Gorse being close to, was tried, but was tenantless. Calveley Old Wood held a brace, one being chopped in cover. Parker viewed another away at the other end. Gosden soon got his hounds on, and we ran on to Calve- ley New Gorse. The line was carried through, hounds running at a good pace towards Page's Wood. Just as we crossed the Wettenhall and Calveley-road our fox was killed close to the road. The remainder of the day was-put in at Wetten- hall Wood, a brace and a half of foxes being accounted for during the day. Among the large number present were Lord Enniskillerv, Sir Humphrey de Trafford, Mr. and Mrs. Littledale, Mr. and Mrs. 'Pennefather, Lord Shrewsbury, Mr. Walter Jones, Mr. Reiss, Messrs. J. and H. Tinsley, Mr. Verdin, Mr. Burder, Capt. Drury, Mr. ,JLee Townsend, Mr. Charles Reynolds, Mr. Arthur Brocklehurst, Mr. Birkett, Miss Mortimer, Mr. and Mrs. Tyrer, Mr. Hugh Pell, Mr. Fer- guson, and Mr. H. Hewitt. A beautiful morning was experienced on Satur- day, and a large field met the Earl of Enniskillen at Bradfield Green, near Crewe. Among those present were the Earl of Shrewsbury, Mr. Lee Townsend, Mr. A. Brocklehurst, Captain and Mrs. Higson, Mr. and Mrs. Littledale, Mr. F. Behrens, Mrs. Hollis and Mrs. Pilkington, Major and Miss Kearsley, &c. Finding at Bradley, we ran for Betchton and nearly to Oakhanger. Hounds finally marked their fox to ground a short distance in the North country. Trotting back to Foxhorne, hounds spoke to a fox, and some time was spent in trying to remove him. On our getting him away he gave a short hunt to Bradley. Hounds found again in Groby. We hunted him up to the railway, and the fox being headed, turned short back near Crewe, and we hunted the fox over the brook at Wheelock, and then ran for Warmingham, where nothing more could be made of him. Occlestone Pitholes is always a sure find, and getting a fox on good terms, we ran by Warmingham and close up to the Union, eventually arriving at the Manor House, the residence of Mr. Court, after a nice run of twenty-five minutes. SOUTH CHESHIRE. The South Cheshire met at Wrenbury Heath on Tuesday and were halload on to a fox from the Black Firs, but nothing could be made of him after a few fields. Another fox was found in Wrenbury Mosses, but was soon killed. Finding again in the Mosses, hounds ran to Norbury Mere. A Baddiley fox gave us a short hunt, and was killed Another travelling fox ran in the direction of Chor- ley, but was lost. The field included Mr. Reginald Corbet, Sir Humphrey de Trafford, Col. Bulkeley, Major Kearsley, Mr. A. Brocklehurst, and Mr. and Mrs. Hornby. The South Cheshire pack brought off a good day's hunting on Friday, when the meet was at Cholmondeley Castle. Every one was pleased to see the Duke of Westminster out again, accompanied by Mr. Geo. Wyndham, M.P. There were also present Sir Humphrey de Trafford, the Earl of Shrewsbury, and many ladies. Hounds found a fox in the big wood, and soon killed him after a short hunt. Norbury Mere gave a good fox which kept hounds busy for about an hour and thirty minutes. Reynard set his head for Wreubury, and then turning for Chorley he went on to Higginsfield. He afterwards went in the open country again, and pointed for Faddiley. Thou he went on to Hurleston, and crossing the canal near Bar Bridge, he got the best of hounds near Poole Gorse. I should think that hounds must have covered about thirteen or fourteen miles of country from the time of finding at Norbury. BLUE CAP. THE CHESHIRE BEAGLES. On Thursday these hounds met at Ashton. A hare was soon found upon Mrs. Lewis's farm (Longley Hill). Scent was good, and after running a ring she laid up among some turnips near to Ashton, and upon being put up made straight back to Longley Hill. Here hounds got upon a fresh hare, and hunted her to the railway about a mile from Moulds worth Station, where she lost her. Another hare was found upon Mr. Waring's farm, which ran as far as the Cheshire Lines railway, then, doubling back again, went over Manley Hill. She soon came down again, however, and took the lines of the luggage railway for about a quarter of a mile, where hounds had a narrow escape from being run over by a passing goods train. As it was now getting dusk, they were stopped and sent home for the day. On Saturday the Four-lane-ends (Beeston) was the fixture. A beautiful morning brought a very small attendance together, including the Master, Whipper-in, and Messrs. Schwabe, Morrison, Turbett, Earle, Stewart, Gunton, etc. After a long draw, we found a somewhat poor hare upon Mr. Aston's farm (Hulgrove Hall), and, after a short spin, lost her beyond Foxey Wood. A considerable time afterwards, when drawing for a fresh hare, there was a holloa back, and upon going to it we found that our hunted hare had just been seen coursed by a collie dog. Hounds were quickly upon her line, and after a sharp spin they viewed her in one of Mr. Frank Heath's big grass fields, where they pulled her down in the open. Another hare was found in the same field that supplied the first, and a much stouter sort she proved to be. Eventually we lost her upon the road at Huxley, after a good run of a little over an hour. On Tuesday the meet was at Dunham-o'-th'- Hill. A hare was found close to the Telegraph Works, and killed at the end of 40 minutes. Another was soon found across the railway, and alter a couple of fast rings she went straight over the hill to. Nuckledale and was lost at Foxhill after a goad run of one hour and thirty- five minutes. LEVERET.
SIR W. W. WYNN'S HOUNDS I HKET ON Thursday, November 15, Hard wick at 10.45 Saturday, November 17, Sam at 10.45 "HUNTING AND Wiaz.Under this heading there is an excellent letter in the Field" suggesting a remedy for the wire nuisance which has often been advocated in the Morn- ing Post." The writer, who signs himself Land Agent," and states that his experience of landowners is extensive and varied," gives the text of an agreement to be inserted in the leases of the tenants on a large estate. It is a reasonable and fair agreement, not absolutely prohibitive of wire, but restricting its employ- ment and providing for its being marked when- ever used and removed during the hunting season, provided that the cost of taking down and re-erection is borne by the landlord or hunt committee. There is no doubt that in the course of the past two or three years there has in many districts been a considerable improve- ment in the matter of wire; still, it is an insidious enemy, which cannot be too firmly and pertinaciously opposed, and it is within the power of landowners to do much to strengthen the hands of masters of hounds and hunt committees.
At a public meeting of the residents of Aber- gele and district, presided over by Mr. J. Herbert Roberts, M.P., on Tuesday, i. was decided to present Lord Dundonald with a sword of honour and an address of welcome to celebrate his gallant deeds and return home from the war. Lord Mostyn, Sir Richard Bulkeley, Colonel Cornwallis West, Lady Augusta Mostyn, Colonel Platt, and other lead- ing residents in North Wales promised subscriptions, and nearly X100 was subscribed by the meeting. Lord Dundonald is expected to arrive in England on the 25th inst. GAME LAWS IN ESSEX.—At Thorpe (Essex) Sessions on Monday a farmer was convicted of, and fined for, night poaching because he had snared a rabbit after six o'clock on land over which he had the occupier's written permission to take rabbits. The document was declared bad in law. In another case a rector's son, who is articled to a Colchester solicitor, was sum- moned for trespassing after rabbits, but pro- duced a written permission, which was held to be valid. He was acquitted. In a third case a young Clacton labourer named Girt was fined 16s. 6d., including costs, for shooting a rabbit on the beach at Clacton-on-Sea. HIs gun and gun licence were confiscated.
CHESTER CYCLING CLUB. From a numerical and financial point of view the Chester Cycling Club is now in a prosperous condition. The annual dinner which took place at the Bull and Stirrup on Wednesday night proved to be a most enjoyable affair, and the large muster of members and friends present must have been most gratifying. It clearly shewed that interest in cycling affairs locally is certainly not on the wane.—Mr. Williamson filled the chair, and, in proposing the toast of "The Queen," men- tioned that the Chester Volunteers were desirous of the younger members joining them as a cyclists' section.—Mr.' H. O. White gave "The Chester Cycling Club," and referred to the rapid strides made by the club since its formation. He expressed confidence that the club would be even more prosperous in the future, and coupled with the toast the name of Mr. A. W. Vernon, a gentle- man who was well known to all. (Applause.) —Mr. Vernon suitably replied, and said he was glad that Mr. Williamson had become a city councillor—(hear, hear)—and he took that oppor- tunity of congratulating him on the fact. Whatever the political opinions of those present might be he was sure they were all glad to know that Mr. Williamson would be able and willing to help them in one way or another in the Town Council. (Applause.) Prizes to the successful competitors were then distributed by the chairman, and each recipient was- greeted with loud applause. The chief prize of the evening Went to Mr. A. Watson, the young cyclist who so pluckily won the race of 25 miles for the Yerburgh Challenge Bowl in August.— In making the presentation the Chairman said he believed Mr. Watson was the youngest member of the club, and the youngest of those who had yet received the coveted trophy. (Hear, hear.)—Upon receiving the bowl Mr. Wat- son was enthusiastically received, the company singing "For he's a jolly good fellow" and cheering him.—In acknowledgment Mr. Watson said he had perhaps aroused the envy of not a few cyclists who competed in the Championship race, but he would try to secure the Yerburgh Bowl next year, if he was a novice. (Hear, hear.) The next toast was that of "The prize donors and prize winners," which was submitted by Mr. R. J. Jerome and responded to by Mr. W. Daniels, who said the position of the club was never so strong as it was to-day.—In giving "The Visitors,"Mr. G. S. N. Hull made reference to the want of a track, and expressed a hope that the new century would bring them better luck. He had Eleasure in coupling with the toast the name of lr. Chas. Rowley.—Mr. A. W. Vernon, in pro- posing the toast of "The Absent Members," drew attention to the fact that no less than seven mem- bers of their club were out in South Africa. He thought it was a distinction that could not be claimed by any other club in the country.—The harmony of the evening was well sustained by the Chester Glee Singers, Mr. Nesbit Hull, who gave a violin solo, and Messrs. R. Jerome and H. Dunning, who performed on the mandoline, while Messrs. Cullen and Garner supplied the comic element. Mr. J. B. Brownson, the energetic cap- tain, accompanied, while Mr. F. W. Quinn, the hon. secretary, was responsible for the excellent arrangements. The following is the prize list:- Billiard handicap 1, H. Holland; 2, R. Williams; 3, J. B. Brownson; 4, F. Crane. Hill climbing contest: 1 (gold medal, presented by Mr. W. Daniels), T. Smith; 2 (silver medal), G. Edwards. Attendance prizes: 1 (gold ring, presented by the president, Mr. J. G. Frost), J. B. Brownson; 2, H. Dunning; 3, A. Mitchell; 4, J. Pritchard; 5, C. Evans; and 6, F. W. Quinn. Championship race: 1, J. A. Watson; 2, J. Richards; 3, j. Huskisson. Special lap prize, presented by Mr. L. C. Rolt: 1, C. Evans.
FIGHTING IN CHINA. ♦ GALLANTRY OF WELSH FUSILIERS. Several despatches with reference to the operations which were carried out for the relief of Tientsin and the Legation at Pekin were published in Tuesday's night's London "Gazette." Major F. Morris, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, gives a short account of the work which he did with a small force towards the end of June, when, in the words of General Gascoigne, he was the means of, at any rate, assisting to open out the relief of Tientsin." A portion of his report reads as follows :—" At a distance of about six miles from Tientsin the attack was opened and a heavy fire returned by the enemy. From this point the Russians made the railway station their objective, and I was ordered by the Russian General in command to diverge, and in conjunction with the Naval Brigade and American Marines attack the Military School. For about five miles the force fought its way under a very heavy rifle fire; many villages were rushed and taken at the point of the bayonet. The Military School was not strongly held, and was easily cleared of the enemy, who retreated out of it, leaving 25 killed and wounded. This school was the enemy's strongest position holding the European settlement, the relief of which was effected at one p.m., the inhabitants pouring out of their entrenchments to greet our soldiers and sailors as they crossed the river. I wish to testify to the great steadiness of my force under a very heavy fire and the heroic manner in which the various villages were assaulted and the enemy driven out. I attribute my casualties being small to the fact that the men availed themselves of cover on every possible occasion." Major Morris mentions the following officers for favourable consideration:—Captain J. H. Gwynne, Lieutenant J. F. Walwyn, Lieutenant O. S. Flower, all of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and Major Watson, of the Royal Army Medical Corps. Brigadier General Dorward, in a supple- mentary despatch, says The Royal Welsh Fusiliers were well handled throughout the day by Captain Gwynne; they were very careful of their ammunition and wasted less than any other body of troops on the ground." He tells many stories of personal bravery, including the following No. 5653 Private Doodson. of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, volunteered to carry back to medical assistance—across 300 yards of open and fire-swept space-Lance- Sergeant Pearce, of the same regiment, who was severely wounded; this he successfully accomplished, and afterwards brought back a severely- wounded Japanese soldier from the advanced trenches to medical assistance and safety. No. 4617 Private Crew, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, attempted to carry back Private Bonner over the same ground Private Bonner was hit twice during the attempt, and Private Crew was shot dead. No 4575 Sergeant C. W. Taylor, of the same regiment, throughout the day was prominent for his brave and collected conduct in bringing in the wounded men, and was generally a splendid example to the half com- pany of which he was in charge." Appended to these reports is a despatch from General Sir A. Gaselee on the operations for the relief of the Pekin Legations. The General honourably mentions, among others, Captain J. H. Gwynne, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and No. 4995, Private Jackson, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, whose commanding officer reports that "as some shells from one of the batteries engaged were taking our troops and the Americans in reverse, he volunteered to get up on the embankment, and tried to communicate with the battery." While doing so he was exposed to fire from both sides.
Efje &rmn ana Folunteers. THE RoYAL WELSH. Tuesday night's Gazette" stated1st Volunteer Battalion the Royal Welsh Fusiliers-A. N. Bury, gentleman, to be second-lieutenant. 2nd Volunteer Bat- talion the Royal Welsh Fusiliers—The under- mentioned second.lieutenants to be lieutenants: C. C. G. Roberts, R. T. Ford. E. S. Clark, gentleman, to be second-lieutenant. LOCAL ARTILLERY APPOINTMENTS. The following notification appeared in Tuesday's Gazette :-lst Cheshire and Carnarvonshire Volunteer Artillery-Captain R. R. Greene to be major; Lieutenant T. C. Harrison to be captain. The undermentioned second-lieuten- ants to be lieutenants J. Gibson, J. A. Green, V. H. Dickson, G. H. Hindley, A. P. W. Blen- cowe; H. E. W. Ballance, gentleman, to be second-lieutenant. 2ND (EARL OF CHESTER'S) VOLUNTEER BAT- TALION CHESHIRE REGIMENT.—Headquarters Chester, 7th Nov., 1900. Regimental orders by Lieut.-Colonel T. J. Smith, V.D., commanding, for week ending Saturday. 17th November, 1900. 1. Recruits: Young men desirous of joining the Corps are requested to make application to the Sergeant-Major at the Drill Hall. Recruits (cyclists) for the Cycle Company being formed in the Battalion, are specially invited to come for. ward for enrolment. Recruits' drills will commence on Monday next, 12th inst., at 7.30 p.m. 2. Bearer Company: Lectures and stretcher drill every Monday at 8 p.m. Recruits will be enrolled for this section on application to the Sergeant-Major or Sergeant Myddleton, at the Drill Hall. 3. Arms: All rifles and bayonets in possession of members must be returned to the Armourv at, nnoA I 4. Certificate Sergeant E. W. Birtles, lfc I" Com- pany, having attended a course of instruction at the School of Musketry, Hythe, and passed the qualifying examination, has been granted the Volunteer N.C. Officers' Musketry Certificate.— By order (signed). D. B. THOMAS, Captain. Adjutant 2nd Volunteer Battalion Cheshire Regiment.
DISTRICT COUNCILS. NESTON URBAN. The monthly meeting was held at the Board Room last week, Mr. J. Pemberton presiding. OUTBREAK OF TYPHOID: ANIMATED DISCUSSION. A lively discussion arose on a report of the Health Committee, which set forth that eight cases of typhoid and three of scarlet fever had occurred in the district. All necessary precau- tions had been taken, and six typhoid and one scarlet fever patients had been removed to the Isolation Hospital. The Committee recommended the adoption of an Act conferring additional powers upon them with regard to isolation and disinfection. Colonel Lloyd was sorry to see that two of the typhoid cases had proved fatal. The medical officer had visited all the places, and he certainly could not consider that the drainage was defective. And with regard to the milk—a most singular thing-most of the patients had been supplied with milk from different parties. They could not trace it. Mr. Begg wanted a written report on the matter. It was a serious matter, and the chairman of the Health Committee should have called a special meeting. He would like to know whether the streets had been sprinkled with a solution of carbolic acid, which was a great preventative. He would also like to know if the drains had been flushed. There was not the slightest doubt at all that they ought to have the whole place sprinkled with carbolic acid. He had been all round through the village, and he had never smelt carbolic acid or anything else, only a bit of chloride of lime laid down when —he did not know what to call them—cesspools, living cesspools; within three or four feet of people's backdoors, leaked. That was a matter they might not get rid of for some time. It was all very well for the doctors and themselves not to lose their heads over the matter. But were they doing their utmost to get rid of it? The Chairman: I don't want to interrupt, but I want to ask are you proposing an amendment. Mr. Begg: I don't think the steps taken, either by our own sanitary inspector or by our own medical officer, are sufficient, nor anything at all like it. We have no report of the surroundings of those houses. We don't know where their middens are situated—how far they are from their doors. The point is what they have done? The Chairman understood the medical officer of health was present on Thursday, and if Mr. Begg had thought the legal authorities were at fault that was the proper time to broach the subject. comln If there were any shortcomings on the part of those men let the matter be thoroughly gone into by all means, but when the officials were present. Mr. Begg retorted that he wasn't a directory, to remember everything in a minute. They were only told the medical officer was coming five minutes before he arrived. The Chairman observed that Mr. Begg did not appear to be satisfied that the officials had done their duty. Mr. Begg replied that he did not say that they had not done their duty, but he did say that the way they had done it was not satisfactory. The Chairman: You think that sufficient has not been done; you therefore move that that portion of the minutes be referred back. Mr. Pugh seconded Mr. Begg's amendment, and asked how often the drains were flushed. The Surveyor: Twice a week. Mr. Begg: Private drains? The Surveyor: Certainly not; that is only done in large towns. The amendment was carried. Mr. Begg moved that carbolic acid be obtained, and the whole of the roads in the congested parts of the district sprinkled with a solution of acid and water every morning until the epidemic had passed away. He had not heard of any fresh cases, which was a good thing. Two deaths a day was a very heavy death-rate, even in enteric. The public were thirsting for something to be said or done, and there was no doubt they had their eyes on the Council that night, and if the Council didn't do something satisfactory as soon as they could they would find themselves in the wrong shop. He hoped they would carry his motion. They were told by the medical officer that the microbes were floating around like shoals of herrings, and if they went for a pint of beer or a pint of milk the microbes dropped into it and so got down people's throats, and if the people had weak constitutions—well, they got enteric fever. Colonel Lloyd said he had been doing all he could with regard to the outbreak of fever, and he had taken special measures to try to get all the patients rt-moved to the infectious hospital, especially one case where public washing was taken in. With regard to flushing sewers, they were regularly flushed every week, but it was not the business of that Council to flush private sewers; the law clerk would tell them that. Mr. Begg: Why do they do it in large towns? Colonel Lloyd, continuing, said that in regard to that epidemic of fever, he had done all he could, and so had Dr. Kenyon (medical officer) and Mr. Bourne, the inspector of nuisances. Disinfectants had been regularly used and everything possible done. He should resign from the chairmanship of the Health Committee after that night, and he suggested that Mr. Begg should be appointed to that position. Mr. Begg was perfectly satisfied that the chair- man of the committee had done everything he could, and no doubt had caused him a great deal of thought. He did not refer to Colonel Lloyd, but to the experts; he was perfectly satisfied in his own mind that Colonel Lloyd had done every- thing necessary for him to do. He only said that the sanitary inspector's and medical officer's re- ports were not satisfactory. The Surveyor: Then you say I'm no good. The Chairman: Oh, no, no! He doesn't mean that. Continuing, he did not think Mr. Begg was attacking the Health Committee. Colonel Lloyd took it personally, as chairman of the Health Committee. They had done all in their power to check the spread of the fever. The Chairman said that might be, but there could be no harm in referring the minute back. Mr. Pugh expressed the hope that Colonel Lloyd would not resign, and Mr. Begg said he was very sorry if he had said anything to cause such action, for he had the greatest confidence in Colonel Lloyd. Mr. Begg here warmly repudiated a statement by Colonel Lloyd that he (Mr. Begg) wished to say a lot so that the reporters should put it in the papers. Colonel Lloyd remarked that if the typhoid fever had been confined to Neston Mr. Begg might have been justified in his remarks, but they knew that it was present in the autumn in Birkenhead, Claughton, New Brighton, and all over the neighbourhood. One thing was pretty certain that in Birkenhead and Claughton it was not made a public matter; every case did not come before the public, but never was there a case in Neston that did not come before the public, and it was through such members as Mr. Begg that the matter did become public. Mr. Pugh said that in seconding the amend- ment it had never occurred to him to blame Colonel Lloyd at all, and was the last thing he thought of. His only object was to have the matter threshed out thoroughly at a special meet- ing. He had not the slightest doubt they threshed the matter out at the last committee, but possibly some of them would rather see the ex- perts' opinion in writing, while others might be of opinion that there were some defects that had not been shewn up. There certainly was a row of ashpits that the resident doctors said was a source of great danger to the health of the neigh- bourhood. The Chairman was sure that nothing personal was intended. No one wished to cloak anything. Mr. Begg had an idea that something was not right with the officials, and he (the chairman) thought they should give Mr. Begg an opportunity to bring his charges before the officials. He strongly objected to any member making inuen- does, and not being brought up to the scratch to prove them. Mr. Begg said he wanted a report of the sur- roundings of the place, and had asked for that. The official reports were unsatisfactory, but he was very sorry that Colonel Lloyd should think he was casting any reflection on him, for such was the furthest thing from his mind. Colonel /Lloyd: It naturally reflects upon me. Mr. Woodward: I don't think, according to our Standing Orders, one man is going to be on his pins all night. (Laughter.) Mr. Conway thereupon contended that if, as the chairman said, carbolic powder had been put about that district, it should be quite sufficient for the Council. As to the attendance of the medical officer of health, he thought they should have more than five minutes' notice, though he did not attach any blame to Colonel Lloyd for that. Colonel Lloyd had done his dutv so thorone^hlv that they must feel that there was not the slightest reflection upon him. Colonel Lloyd repeated his remark that it naturally reflected on him as chairman of the committee. Mr. Begg: Well, I am very sorry you take it that way. Continuing, he asked whether they were going to sprinkle the streets with carbolic acid, as he had proposed. Colonel Lloyd did not think it necessary to have such a resolution. Mr. Begg said it was three weeks since the epidemic broke out, and they could not lose any more time. The Law Clerk having decided that the Standing Orders must be suspended before Mr. Begg's motion could be submitted, the suspension was put to the meeting, but only supported by Messrs. Begg and Conway, and the matter then closed.
MINISTERIAL CHANGNS: APPOINTMENT FOR MR. WYNDHAM.—Her Majesty has approved the fol- lowing Government appointments President of the Local Government Board. Mr. Walter Long President of the Board of Trade, Mr. Gerald Balfour; Secretary for Ireland, Mr. George Wyndham Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Viscount Cranborne; Financial Seore tary to the Treasury, Mr. Austen Chamberlain Financial Secretary to the War Office. Lord Stanley; Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty, Mr. Arnold Forster.
greater Btocft anti £ fcare Reported by Messrs. WARMSLKY, JONXS & Co., 29, Eastgate Row (North). ( heater. CONSOLS 93F Ba*x BATS 1% 1 .present Chester Corpora. price. 0 tion 3t Irredeemable Stock lis Chester Corpora. tion 3 Redeemable Stock Par Chester Gas Com- *aay 10 A Ordinary Stock 225—230 B & C „ „ „ 7 Con. Fref. Stock 19&-i*W Cheater Water- 19') j works Co. 7i Cons, lidated Stock ltO-I" •1 ,1 7 New Ordinary Stock, 1 1st and 2nd moieties 17#—1'* It M .t 6 tiO Perpet'l. Pref. 8 Shares, fully paid Wrexham Water- works Co Consolidated Stock 180—185 „ o Preference Jclo Shares 1* „ Ordinary LIU Shares Hnw'd'u A District Water Co &to Shares, fully paid par Nat. Prov. Bank of England Ltd. £75 Shares, 210 10s. paid .54 —55 t ,> „ „ JttHJ Shares, £ 11 paid ti2i—t#I North and South Wales Bank Ltd. 240 Shares. 210 paid 37i-3-1t Parr's Bank Ltd. *100 Shares, £ M paid 364—!87 Lloyd s Bank Ltd. £ M Shares, £ 8 paid o2|— Bank of Liverpool Limited.. £ 100 Shares. £ 12 10s paid 39 —39i British Law, Life, Fire insurance Limited ICIO Shares, Cl paid Chester Boat Co., Limited £ 10 Shares, fully paid 11—12 Chester Cocoa House Co., Ltd. 25 „ £ 4 II .5t tt 4;;5 „ A;3 Chester General Cemetery Co. £ 5 fully paid pal ChesterGrosvenor Hotel Co., Ltd. tOO „ „ „ 43 -50 CheafrNewMutjio IS. HallCo., Ltd. £ 25 # Chest'r Northg'te Brewery (Jo., Limited Ordiuary.CIO Shmris,fully pd ..Ul-12t, II I. 6% Pref. £ 10riua.i«.s,fully pd ..13i-.141 Chester Lion Brewery Co., Ltd. 5% B Cum. Pref. igIO Shares lOi Chester (jueen Kail way Hotel Co., Ltd £ 20 Shares, fully paid .29 -31 „ „ „ £ 20 „ £ 10 „ 14 —15 Chester Blossoms Hotel, Ltd. &to „ fuuy II .lOi-lO¡' Chester Steam Laundry Co.,Ltd. £ 5 „ fully 9 -91 Chester i'ramw'ya Co 10 fully 5-6 Chester llace Co., 5. Limited £ 100 „ £ 75 .185 -19 Dee Oil Co., Ltd. 91 Ordinary Shares par Walkers, Barkers Co., Ltd £ 10 Shares, fully paid, 6 Cum. Pref 1J— 2J II „ II 41 Debentures 64—W> J. H. Biilington, Ltd., Chester 41 Fiist Mort. Deben. Stock .par II „ 5 Cum. Pref. tlu Shares par » II „ Ordinary £ 10 tihares paX Victoria l'ier and Pavilion Co., ColwynBay, Ltd. 21 Ordinary Shares lt-It. Hnikyn MiningCo. Limited £ 1 Shares, fully paid 11 —12 HuJkyu Drainage Co £LO Shares, fully paM 24t-25i East Halkyn Min- inCo., Ltd. 1 17/6 3716 -33,6, SouthliulkyuMiu- ing Co., Ltd. Al „ .fully 1—2 Northileudre Mining Co., Ltd. £ 2 10s. Sharen, fully pid 4i-bt Xalacre Miuiug Co. Limited £ 1 Ord. „ tully paid It „ 41 p-ret United Minera Co.. Limited igl Ord. „ 17/6 paid .25/30/- IHIO olMitu Mining • Co., Ltd. (Fox- ij dale) Mines £ 5 3 £ —H- 1. „ 7JProf., J;17 lodpd 25 -Slu Llauarmou Mining Co., Ltd £ 1 Ord. fully paid 5/—-10/- i II II 4el Ilref.. tutly 15-W Wirral Bailway 8% Debenture Stock par »» 11 4 Preference (ISSrtJ issue).ijl*—102 Wirral Kailw'ya Co. Limited .tIO Ord. Shares. fully paid .3 -31
I.. liarkets an jfatrs. LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. — Wheat quiet trade, at Friday's prices; No. 1 northern spring, 6s. 3Jd. to 6s. 4d.; No. 1 Northern Duluth. 6s. 6d. to 6a. 7d. No. 2 Kansas, 6s. to 6s. ld. Beans, Saidi, 29s. to 29s. 3d. Peas, 5s, 8d. Oats, new white, 2s. 5d. to 2s. 7d.; old, 3s. 4d. to 3s. 6d. Maize, large arrivals with slow trade, at Id. under Friday new mixed, 4s. l £ d. Flour unchanged. SALFORD CATTLE, XUESDAY.—At market: Cattle 2,824 better trade. Sheep 5,793; demand stronger. Calves 114; a fair trade, with prices againt!t buyer. Quotations :—Cattle 5d. to 6 £ d>5 sheep 6d. to 8 £ d.; calves 5d. to 7d. per lb. WREXHAK CATTLE, MONDAY. Despite the stormy weather to-day there was a good supply of stock at the market, and trade was fair. There was a failing off in sheep, but some fine bullocks sold well. Pigs also were well represented, and met the usual steady trade. Quotations :-Beeft 6d. to 7d. per lb.; mutton, 7d. to Sid.; veal, 7d. to 8d.; and pigs, 8s. 6d. to 9s. 9d. per score,lb. LIVERPOOL CATTLE, MONDAY.—Supply of stock smaller. Demand slow for cattle; best quality light-weight sheep made more, money, others unchanged. Qustations: Beef, 6d. to 4|d. 5 mutton, 8jd. to 5jd. per lb. LONDON CATTLE, MONDAY.—Fair average supply of beasts, but best quality very scarce and there- fore fully maintained last week's rates. Second quality also met a steadier trade. Fat butchering cows and bulls easier, sales more or less forced- Top value Herefords 4s. lOd. per 81b. Very small supply in the sheep market; trade steadier. wethers fully maintaining last week's rates, while for ewes 2d. per 81b. more money was easily obtained. Very little inquiry for lambs. Fair demand for pigs at fully late rates. Prices: Beasts, 2s. IOd. to 4s. lOd.; sheep, 3s. 2d. to 68.; pigs, 2s. 6d. to 4s. lOd.; lambs, 5s. 2d. to 6s. per 81b. MANCHESTER HAY AND STRAW, MONDAY.— Hay, 4 £ d. to 5id. jdover, 5 £ d. to 6Jd.; straw, wheat, 3d. to 3^d.; ditto, oat, 3d. per stono of 141b. BRADFORD WOOL, MONDAY. — The market is almost featureless. Sixties tops have been in- quired for, and the very low rates which have ruled are perhaps stiffening. Other classes of raw material are unchanged. Mohair is quiet, but prices do not weaken. In the yarn trade mohair spinners alone are at all active. Botany spinners are getting more particulars, but new business IS very small. Piece trade quiet. CHESTER CATTLE THUESDAT.—There was a plentiful supply of store and dairy cattle, and a fair attendance of buyers. Milking stock was pretty well sold, but for feeding cattle trade dragged considerably owing principally to the high prices asked for suitable lots. Before the close of the market, however, a fair proportion changed hands, and last week's quotations seemed to be fairly well maintained. Prices: Milch cows, £ 15 to E21; calvers, J615 to J619 barrens, JK9 to B12; heifers, £ 8 to £ 15; bullocks, .£10 to L12; and stirks, LS to JE8. There was a much smaller show of sheep, and trade only nominal. CHESTER HoRsE.-The fair on Thursday was about an average one in point of numbers, but did not offer to buyers much attraction in the shape of quality. There were but few good horses, either in the light or heavy classes, and these found purchasers at last month's fair quota- tions without much difficulty. Inferior lots were not enquired for, and varied greatly in price. Many of them remained unsold at the close of the fair. Generally quotations were about the same as last month. CHESHIRE BUTTER AND EGG, FRIDAY.— Home dairy produce in liberal SUDDIV. Priceit shew but little variation. Tolerably active demand. Stockport (Friday): Butter, la. 2d. and Is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, 5 and 6 for Is. Altrinchafl* (Tuesday) Bntter, Is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, 6 for Is* Macolesfield (Tuesday): Butter, Is. Id. and Is. 2d. per lb.; eggs, 6 and 7 for Is. Crewe (Friday): Butter, Is. ld. and la. 2d. per lb.; eggs, 6 and 7 for la. Sandbaob (Thursday) Butter, Is. 2d. per lb.: eggs, 6 for la. Congleton: Butter, Is. 2d. and Is. 3d. per lb. eggs, 6 for Is. Northwioh Butter, Is. 2d. per lb.; eggs, 6 and 7 for Is. Nantwich: Butter, Is. 2d. per lb.; eggs, 7 for Is. Knutsford Butter, Is. 3d. per lb.; eggs, 6 for Is. Runcorn Butter, Is. 3d. per lb. eggs, 5 and 6 for Is- Chester: Butter la. 2d. per lb.; eggs, 7 for Is. CHESTER EGG AND POULTRY, SATURDAY.— Prices at this market were :-Butter, Is. 2d. per lb.; eggs, 6 and 7 for Is.; chickens, 2s. 3d. to 2a. 9d. each; ducks, 2s. 9d. to 3s. each; part- ridges, 4s. a brace; pheasants, 5s. 6d. a brace; geese, 5s. 6d. to 6s. 6d. each; turkeys, 5s. 6d. to 7s. 6d. each; pigeons, 8d. each. CHESTER CORN. SATURDAY. — Free deliveries of wheat to local mills have been made since last Saturday, and supplies continue good with nominally unaltered values. Very little passing in oats, beans or barley, with a tendency towards lower rates. Foreign wheat rather higher, American maize favouring buyers on the week's currencies. Quotations :— MW. OLD. 8. D. G. D.! a. D. B. D- Wheat, white. per 751b.! 0 0to4 20 OtoO P Wheat, red „ 751b. 4 0 — 4 10 0—0 0 Malting Barley. „ 601b. 0 0 — 0 0 0 u — 0 Grinding do. „ 641b. 0 0—0 d 0 0—0 n Oata 461b. 3 3 — 2 60 0—3 6 Bouna 80lb. 50 — 0060— 0 Indian Corn 2481b. 11 3 —11 6 0 0 —0
SAD TALE OF THE SEA 19 MEN DROWNED.— A fireman, named Oter Trink, the sole survive^ of the Dublin steamer City of Vienna, was landed at Penzance on Friday. The steamer was run down by an unknown vessel in the Bristol Channel on Wednesday morning. Trink had thrilling experience. He swam to an upturned boat, on to which he helped two Dutch fireroen- One of the Dutchmen went mad after terrible sufferings, and sank. The other was subsequently washed off and drowned. Trink declares he was himself washed off more than a hundred times before being rescued by a Dundee steamer after 24 hours' clinging to the boat's keel. The City 0* Vienna had a crew of 20. m _u_ m_=- Printed and published for and on behalf of the Chesbi £ and North Wales Newspaper Company* Limited* .TAMES ALBERT BIKCflALL, at the Cheater Courtm* Office, 8, Bridge-street, in the City of Chester* WBDVSSDAT, November 14,1900.