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The Gloucester Journal from Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England • 8

Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
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GLOUCESTER CHRISTMAS MARKET. The Gloucester Christmas Stock Market, which has come to be recognised as one of the most im- portant fixtures of the kind in tho West of England, be held on Monday, and there is, we are pleased to hear, every prospect of the high standard of former years not only being well maintained, but improved upon in many respects. A good all-round entry has been secured from many of the best breeders and feeders in the district and from further afield, and this fact, in conjunction with the undoubted reputation of the Market and the excellent railway facilities which are provided at Gloucester for the carriage of stock, should account for a large and representative attendance of buyers. Thanks to the generosity of a number of of the Market, a substantial prize fund has been raised, and it is expected that competition wiH be very keen in many of the classes which have been arranged. MESSRS.

BRUTOX, KXOWLES ANiD SALE. As usual, the preparations which Messrs. Bruton, Knowles and pioneers of the Gloucester periodical Stock made for tho great (Market are of a complete and comprehensive diaracter, and they have been rewarded 'by a firstrate entry, not only numerically, but from the point of view of quality. Their consignment includes over 350 bullocks, heifers and oows, nearly 70 heavy bulls, 800 sheep, 120 calves, and 750 bacon pigs and porkers. In announcing a prise fund which totals 80 guineas, Messrs.

Bruton, Knowlej and Co. say: For some years past we have contended that the management of this fund should be vested in an independent Committee of the Gloucester Traders Association, and be open to the whole Market, and we promised in that case, not only to subscribe to the fund, but to give the Committee any assistance in our power. Attempts to make thus arrangement having failed up to the present, the time has come when, in fairness to our supporters, we feel we have no alternative but to establish a fund in connection with our sales, and we have much pleasure in heading the prise list with a contribution of 50 guineas." Other contributions to tlie prize fund have been made by several merchants and others carrying on business in the city, including Messrs. Foster the Capital and Counties Bank, Ltd Mr. H.

S. Crump, Messrs. and Limited. Messrs. T.

Robinson and Mr. John the City High Sheriff (Mr. T. Blinkhorn). Mr.

H. R. J. Braine, Messrs. Carrington and Mr.

John Jennings, Messrs. R. A. Lister and Limited Mr. W.

C. Mann, Messrs. Beaven and Sons, Mr W. H. Hampton, Messrs.

W. Herbert and Son Messrs. D. Lane and Son and Mr. J.

Newth There are 18 classes, and in addition special prize: open to the whole Market are given by Messrs. Iceland Limited, Messrs. Crone and Taylor, tho, Farmers' Association, Limited, and Messrs. Box and I Co. Mr.

James Peter, of the Berkeley Castle Estate Office, will judge the cattle and calves; Mr. T. Webb. Roes, the sheep; and Mr. G.

Samworth Birmingham, the pigs. The following will act as stewards: Messrs. George Chandler and W. Hitch (cattle); R. H.

Norman and L. J. Smith H. W. Surman (sheep); and F.

M. Vines (calves). MR. J. PEARCE POPE'S SALE.

Mr. J. Pearce Pope, who announces for prizes amounting to upwards of £7O. has been entrusted with a very fine entry, comprising nearly 240 bullocks, maiden heifers, and cows, 12 bulls. 520 sheep.

236 bacon pigs and porkers, and 12 calves. These include by manj eminent breeders and feeders, both local and from distance, so there is every promise of some first-class lots coming under the hammer. Mr. Pope's prize schedule contains 27 classes, the premiums for sever, of which, and amounting to £3O. he presents, and tho rest of the competition is open to the Market Special prizes are given by the Capital and I Bank.

Limited. Messrs. Washbourn Mr. H. R.

J. Braine. Messrs. Meats and Messrs. Blink- I born and Son, Mr.

W. H. Hampton, Mr. J. I Wright.

Mr. Frank Treasure. Mr. Langley-Smith. the Bolio Messrs.

Cummings and Mr. W. J. Newth. Mr.

W. C. Mann. Messrs. R.

A. Lister and Limited. Mr. H. Slinn, Mr.

J. Badham, Messrs. Box and Messrs. Foster Limited, Messrs. Crone and Taylor.

Messrs. Thomas Robinson and the Farmers' Association. Limited. Messrs. Luker and Surman, and Mr.

White, Fromebridge I Mill. WINCHCOMBE CHRISTMAS STOCK SALE. The first Christmas Stock Sale was held at Winchcombe on Wednesday, when Mr. Castle had a record sale with regard to prices and entries, nearly every lot changing hands. There were 175 bacon pigs and porkers an-J 50 stores, bacon making up to £7 and porkers up to 60te.

It was recognised that it was the finest lot of bacon pigs that had been seen together for many a day. 260 sheep and lambs were offered, fat tegs making up to 575. wether sheep up to and store lambs up to 365. 6d. There were 140 head of cattle, fat bulls making up to £22 2s.

fat cattle up to £22, and cows and calves up to £2O. There was a very large company present, buyers attending from Birmingham. Stourbridge. Stourport, Banbury, Worcester. Gloucester, Cheltenham, Broadway, and HUNTING NOTES.

The Ledbury rendezvous on Friday, the let wae Corse Lawn, and the first draw Corse Grove, where "Charles Reynolds" was in readiness. After hanging cover awhile he was forced out at the Tirley end. and ran pointing for Bert he Hill. It was soon evident that scent, was not "brilliant nor of a very holding description. The fox did not make good bis point either, but doubled back under the lea of Coree Hill, over it and back into the Grove, from whence we did nothing, for although hounds were holloaed away on a line towards Tirley, they could make nothing of it.

Another we found in Corse Hill Covert, and with a moderate scent be took a lot of routing out. Presently he would have gone away for Staunton, but was headed, and turned back into cover. Then be ran the length of the Fir plantation and back through Corse Hill to the Grove; out at the Hasfield end pointing for Ashleworth, short of which ho described a loop with Hasfield Court on our left, and then bore right-handed with a much better scent acrors the meadows. Within a very short distance of the river at Wainloads Hill hounds ran from scent to view, and bowled him over in the open. Time, 45 minutes.

Another fox from Foscombe ran through the Fire and Corse Hill out for Ashleworth, ana back lefthanded to Hasfiekl across Mr. F. Surman's farm, and was lost soon afterwards: about 20 minutes. Just before the finish Mr. Harry Green got a nasty fall over a rail too strong to bend or break, bringing his gallant old mare and himself to the ground.

The result is a dislocated collar-bone for the rider, which will necessitate a week or two out of the saddle. This is the first time in 25 years that Mr. Green has been knocked out. It is hard luck just now, but he is progressing favourably, and we all wish such a game, good a speedy recovery. Only a poor scenting day was Tuesday when we jogged a long way to meet Lord Fitzhardinge's pack at Frampton Green.

Fret heme was the venue and Dunstalls the first draw. Hounds chopped! one cover and got away with another which took field through Arlingham to the Severn bank, where they lost. This was the best hunt of the day. About thirty minutes, and nearly a threemile point. Coming back to the deer park at Fretheme, another brace were in evidence.

The one we followed got quickly to ground at Dunstalls, and left-, and the other was afterwards disturbed in the brake near SauJ; 'being a bit he was quickly despatched, as was also another which neglected his chance of a run for his life, and paid the penalty for it: those relentless dog bounds do not give much quarter! 44 We have got plenty of foxes, Verax," says Captain DareJl, almost enough to make a pie Sir Lionel Dare 11 entertained the field to luncheon, but as the days so short Lord Fitzhardinge was soon on the move again, and little time was lost. Frampton New Covert held a brace, but as the day wore on scent got worse, and nothing worthy of mention took place, although another luli was effected. Captain Darell's Foot Beagles had a great hunt on Monday, the 4th with a game little hare found near "The Cross Keys," which, as everyone knows, is situate at the junction of the Bristol and Bath-roads at Hardwick. Puss first pointed for Haresfield Church, but soon turned leftward for Hunt Grove, and from here she ran quite straight, improved sent, chose to Quedgeloy Manor Farm, crossing the big brook (luckily at a footbridge), and hounds ran very nicely over the high ground to the back of Quedgeley Court on to Lower Tuffley, where, turning sharp to the right, they crossed the railway, and a very welcome check occurred. A holloa on the Stroud-road put them going again at Tuffley Court, and the pace was almost too good for the Shanks' mare of their followers.

A well-known line of gates alongside Hill befriended them, however, and the Master got to his hounds just in time to see the kill, which took place near Mrs. Ind's house at Matson, who kindly supplied much-needed refreshment to the thirsty sportsmen. This was a great performance for the galJant little pack of nine couples, every one of which was up at the finish. TTie time was 1 hour 10 mins. TTie point measures on the map 3J miles, though of course it was considerably more as they ran.

A large field started, only about half a dozen saw the end. and one of them was a Teesdale, I believe. VERAX. PHE DUKE OF BEAUFORTS HOUNDS. Monday, Dec.

11th Lyneham Green. Tuesday. Dec. 12th Newnton Green. Wednesday, Dec.

13th Rowdeford. Thursday, Dec. 14-th Volunteer, Broad Somerford. Friday, Dec. 15th Codrington Village.

Saturday, Dec. 16th Burton ViUage. At 10.45 o'clock. THE HEYTHROP HOUNDS. Monday, Dec.

11th Pomfret Castle. Wednesday, Dec. 13th Adlestrop (11.30). Friday, Dec. 15th Moreton.

Saturday. Dec. 16th Ditchley. At 10.45 o'clock. THE LEDBURY HOUNDS.

Monday, Dec. 11th Peyford Bridge. Tuesday, Dec. 12th Avenburv Cross (north). Wednesday.

Dec. 13th Holly Bush Hill. Friday, Dec. 15th Barber's Bridge. Saturday, Dec.

16th Cradlev New Church (north). At 11 o'clock. THE COTSWOLD HOUNDS. Monday. Dec.

Brockhampton Park. Wednesday, Dec. 13th Miser den Village. Saturday, Dec. 16th Withington Village.

At 11 o'clock. LORD FITZHARDINGE'S HOUNDS. Monday, Dec. 11th Alvetfon Ship. Tuesday, Dec.

12th Epney-on-Severn. Thursday Deo. 14th Tortworth Green. Friday, Dec. 15th Stinchcombe.

Saturday, Dec. 16th The At 11 THE NEW TRAMWAYS MANAGER' We have pleasure in this week giving an excellent portrait of Mr. Leonard Johnston, who has been appointed General Manager of the City of Gloucester Light Railways, and give a short sketch of his career. Mr. Leonard Johnston has had ten years of continuous experience in electrical engineering, and meet of that time on tramway work.

He was educated at Croydon, and after his mechanical training in electrical shops, had two years' training at Finsury Technical College, where he came out fifth out of the wholo College for electrical engineering, and was finally awarded the Diploma of the College. In 1895 he entered the service of the British Thomson-Houston Company as Assistant Engineer on the construction of the Croydon Corporation Lighting Scheme, where he obtained considerable experience in laying mains, erecting transformer stations, and the erection of machinery. Subsequently he took position Mains Engineer on tho running station, and afterwards Engineer in Charge. In 1898 he went to Bolton as Resident Engineer for the British Thomson-Houston Company on the construction of the Corporation Tramway Scheme, where he obtained valuable experience on track construction, overhead line equipment, and switchboard erection, and had large numbers of men under solo control. In August, 1899, he went to Sheffield Engineer on the construction of the Sheffield Corporation Tramways.

He erected the first fifty cars and equipment, and was subsequently engaged on the erection of machinery at the Power House, and afterwards on testing of same. In November, 1899, he had sole charge of all rolling stock contracts of the British Thomson-Houston Company at the various makers' works; was responsible for the erection and building of the following cars, amongst others: 100 cars for Bristol; 100 cam for London United Tramways Company; 35 cars for Croydon; 100 care for Manchester; 40 care for Blackburn; 35 care for Birkenhead, etc. In January, 1901, he was Resident Engineer for the Briti-h Thomson-Houston Company on the Manchester Corporation Tramways, and in Mav, 1902, he obtained the po6t of Chief Assistant Rolling Stock Engineer to the British Electric Traction Company. This Company controls some 50 electric tramway systems throughout the country, for which their technical staff act as Consulting Engineers. In June, 1903, Mr.

Johnston was appointed Rolling Stock Engineer to the British Electric Traction Company, and in March, 1904, he was appointed Chief Assistant En- gineer to the Blackburn Corporation Tramways Department, and Joint Manager and Chief Engineer. Ho had sole charge of all engineering work, and was jointly responsible for general staff and traffic superintendence. The Blackburn of which Mr. Johnston was joint manager, comprise a length of 23 miles of single track, with 48 running an annual mileage of 986,000, and carrying 8,600,000 passengers. The Blackburn Tramways were opened for electric running in 1899, but previous to Mr.

Johnston's appointment, nearly two years ago. it had been a losing department. At the end of the first year of his office the was reduced from £5.138 to £2,792, and the balance sheet for the six months ending last September shows a net profit of £1.433. During the first year he was in Blackburn the saving on the working car shed alone was over £5OO. Mr.

Johnston comes to us with a good record for work and initiative, and he is well qualified in every respect for the post to which he has been appointed. Mr. Johnston is 29 years of age. RESIGNATION OF THE TRAMWAYS' ACCOUNTANT. Mr.

Percy Paul Gutteridge has resigned his position as accountant, cashier, and chief clerk to the Light Railways Committee of the Corporation of the City of Gloucester owing to his having been appointed accountant and cashier to the Wakefield and District Light Railways Company. Mr. Gutteridge commenced his business career with the Edison And Swan United Electric Light Company, Limited, London, and gained the confidence of the firm by untiring devotion to his duties, eventually being promoted to the position of Chief Clerk to their Stores Department. Afterwards he joined tho Sir Hiram Maxim Electrical and Engineering Company, 1 Limited, in their London works, acting as chief clerk and cashier. From this company lie joined Messrs.

J. G. White and Company, Limited, of (London and New York, the celebrated firm of tramway constructors and operators, in connection I with several of their most important electrical tramway undertakings in this country, Wolverhampton. Bilston, Willenhall, Darlaston and Sedgley and District, Dudley, Stourbridge, Lye, Enville and District, Bournemouth, and Mid-Yorkshire Lines. When the latter system was built and ready for traffic be was placed in charge of the accounts and acted as the Company's representative in the Yorkshire district until the Mid-Yorkshire Tramway undertaking was purchased by the Corporation of the City of Bradford, when he was appointed accountant, cashier, and chief clerk to the Gloucester Corporation Light Railways.

Since taking up his duties at Gloucester, ilr. Gutteridge has organised a complete and up-to-date system of tramway accounts, designed to show the maximum of result with the minimum of clerical labour, besides general administration, and naturally on the creation of a new department the duties have been especially arduous. DROPSY, BRIGHT'S DISEASE, AND HEART WEAKNESS. UNABLE TO WORK FOR 32 WEEKS CURED BY VENO'S SEAWEED TONIC. Mr.

JOHN MACMILLAN, 15, Commercial-street, Bridgend, Perth, writes, June 30th, 1905: "At the beginning of June, 1904, I got a severe chill on the kidneys, and after a long attendance of two doctors, I was told it was Bright's disease. I had also great weakness of the heart, and suffered terribly from dropsy. When the first doctor stopped coming, we gent for another, but he had not been attending me long, when he said there was not much hope; so I stopped his treatment, and took Venos Seaweed Tonic. That was in February last; since then it has done for me what two doctors did not do in nearly a year. I was off work 32 weeks, but I am now able to continue my work daily, and I am about as well as ever I was, except for a little swelling in the legs." Veno's Seaweed Tonic for purity and all-round potency has not its equal anywhere kidney troubles, stomach, liver and blood diseases; it strengthens, regulates, and restores the body to a healthy and vigorous state.

Especially good for chronic constipation, indigestion, and all kidney and heart affections. Price Is. and 2e. ait Chemists everywhere. Working in the Axwell Park Colliery, near Gateshead on Wednesday, Thomas Dowson was killed and three other injured by the roof falling upon thena.


F. A. Hyett (in the chair). Sir John Dorington, Messrs. Alfred Apperly, M.

B. Marshall', and F. A. Littlewhen his Honour Judge A. B.

EHioott and Mrs. BUioott, his wife, were summoned at tho instance of the Gloucester and West Gloucestershire Society for tlie Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for having, between the dates of October 20th and November 20th, cruelly i 14-treated and abused 27 pigs by withholding from them sufficient and proper nourishment and food, and by exposing them to weather, thereby subjecting them to unnecessary r'n and suffering. Mr. Svlvain Meyer (instructed Mr. A.

Lionel Lane, of Gloucester) prosecuted, and Mr. J. Cranstoun (instructed by Mr. R. E.

Stuart, of Stroud) appeared for the defendants. His Honour and Mrs. Ellicott were both present, and the Court was crowded to hear the case. A POINT OF LAW. At the outset Mr.

Cranstoun objected that no specific date and no specific pig were stated in the summons. He argued that the case he had to answer should have been more clearly Hyett asked if Mr. Cranstoun meant that a separate summons should have been issued in the case of each Mayer contended that tho summons was quite in order, as each animal could not be separately identified. To starve 27 pigs was a continuing Cranstoun persisted in his point, and appealed for the summons to bo amended in more definite terms. looking up the matter, Mr.

Hyett informed Mr. Mayer that the cruelty to each animal was a separate Mr. Mayer: WeN, we will issue 27 summonses if that is Cranstoun I don't want that. I say that the information is bad in law, and the prosecution ought to bo asked which charge they prefer against Hyett: That is so. I hold that this summons is only good for oqo Mayer: I want you to hoar the summons, and then you can state a Mr.

Hyett Weil, tho point is by no means clear, and I think the best way would be for a higher Court to decide it. I will rule against Mr. Cranstoun now, and make a of his preliminary objection and state a case if it is applied for at the end of the proceedings. CASE FOR THE PROSECUTION. Mr.

Mayer then addressed the 'Bench, and said that, having regard to the position occupied by the defendant, the Society very reluctantly undertook these proceedings, and had only done so from a sense of duty and having regard to the gravity of the alleged offence. The pigs did not have sufficient food, and on November 6th two of the farrows died. They had not been fed for two days, and Mrs. E'Aicott's attention had been called to the matter. She told tho man to feed the pigs on scraps from tho house or to turn them out in tho fiedd to get what they could.

Frederick Trigg, of Ryeford. said that last June he entered the defendants' employ, and left a month ago. He had notice to leave, but lie did not know the cause. Ho did general work in the garden, and had charge of tljp pigs. Sometimes he was allowed a sack and sometimes half a sack of meal, which lasted for three days or a week, and then ho had to wait three weeks before he had any more.

On November 4th and sth two young pigs died. He was always asking Mrs. Ellicott for food for the pigs, as they were often breaking out into Mr. Gardom's field. One sow farrowed out in the field, and had seven little ones.

The two young pigs that died had food sometimes, and sometimes they didn't get any. Mre. Ellicott told him to get wash from the house, but he could not find any there. Another time when he asked for food for the pigs, Mrs. Ellicott walked away and said Turn them out in the ground." When he did that the pigs broke out.

In this field there were a sow and seven little ones, another sow and nine, a sow and two, a sow and six. In the same field there were two horses, a pony, two oows, one calf, a heifer, and four sheep. He was not allowed to give the cattle any hay or bedding. They all had to live in the field, and he had to scrape up leaves for bedding for the pigs. Tho pigs had to lie on the stones in the styes.

Judge Ellicott inquired the reason why the pigs looked so bad, and witness replied that it was because they had not enough to eat. The pigs trespassed on Mr. Gardom'9 property, and witness was sent with 3s. 6d. to pay the damage.

He gave all the food allowed to the Sigs, and did not dispose of it in any other way. was present when Mr. Buscombe examined the dead pigs. In his opinion the pigs died from starvation. Cross-examined: He went to Judge Ellicott in June, and previously he had worked at a saw mill for five years.

Ho had previously experience of pigs with Mr. West at K'ingstanley. He was put off' from there, but that was more than 12 years ago. Since that time he had not had any experience of pigs. His duty at Rodborough Manor, where Judge Ellicott resided, was to look after the pigs.

He could not remember whether there was sufficient food for the pigs in August. Mr. and Mre. Eliicott went away from the end of August until tho end of September. Before they left there was some meal for the pigs, but he could not say howmuch.

He thought he only had half a sack of barley meal to last a month. There was less than half a sack of bran and a small bag of black food, which he thought was known molass." The remainder of the time after the meal had gone he fed the pigs on rotten potatoes and cabbage stumps. The potatoes were not boiled. Two or three half sacks of potatoes were dug and lasted about four days. He then fed the pigs on cabbage for three days, and he was then forced to feed them on conitre from the garden, and what they could pick up in the field.

Two of the pigs farrowed shortly before Judge and Mre. went away, and another shortly after their departure. He did not think it was a proper thing to feed sows in their condition on raw potatoes. He had no authority to order any food. About the end of August five whole 6acks of meal were sent from Messrs.

Townsends and one bag of molass. A quantity of stuff was sent for the Hyett: Then what do you mean by telling us that for three weeks the pigs had to live on grass. Do you fay all this stuff was sent for the Witness Yes, Hyett: But you told us that nothing was obtained whilst Mr. and Mre. Ellicott were away for Mayer: If you will show mo the bills can admit Cranstoun: I daresay you will, but not further cross-examination the witness admitted that bran was also sent from Messrs.

Townsend. He could not remember how much nor could he remember how often the bran Cranstoun: Now you have sworn most distinctly that no food came in during the time Mr. and Mrs. Ellicott were Hyett: Yes, and now he has admitted that a great quantity of food did come in on two witness endeavoured to correct his statement by saying that tho quantities named came before Mr. and Mrs.

Ellicott left for Cranstoun: I can give plenty of dates before that time when stuff came in, but this witness has distinctly said that no food at all came. Hyett: That is so, and I cannot understand how he reconciles his crossexamined, the witness said he could not now remember the dates when the food was delivered at the place. As soon as Ellioott returned from holidays he was angry because of the poor condition of the pigs, and be replied Yes, they haven't half enough to eat." There 'was some meal left in thebag. Hyett: What do you mean? You say that the mead was all gone after they had been away a few days. You tofld us distinctly that all the meal was gone in three days, and now you say that after thev had been away for a month some meal was still witness: I can't think of it.

because I had so much to do. In further replies the witness said that Mr. ElLicott was also angry when he came back from holidays as to the way in which two of tho sows had been kept. It was difficult to feed the sows, because he had to herd over a high Cranstoun So the herding was too for you, and that was the reason why you didn't feed the pigs as often as you should. It was too much trouble was Witness: WeW, the herding over was a lot of Cranstoun: Exactly, and didn't Mr.

Ellicott tell you to put the food through in a more convenient Witness: No. Trigg added that Mre. EUicott complained to him that the young pigs had not been weaned soon enough. He got somewhat mixed, however, as to dates, and was unable to explain the weening process. On November 4th Mrs.

Bllicott gave him notice to leave, but he did not think it was due to his mixing the young pigs together and not keeping them separate. After receiving notice he absented himself from work on Saturday afternoon, and did not come to the place on Sunday. He would swear that he fed the pigs before he left on Saturday. He told Mre. Ellicott that he should not come back if he could get a better job.

One little pig died on the Sunday, the day he did not come near the place, and the other died 00 the Hyett: You know you had no right to go away on the Sunday and not come near the place. Who dad you expect to feed 4ho Witness: The Hyett: But you knew it was your duty to see to the pigs, and yet you didn't go near the pkee ail day I had a bad Cranstoun: Did you ask Mre. EHiicott why you had Witness: Oranstoun And did she tell you that she had to get another man to do your work because you had neglected the Witness: She said I hadn't looked after (Mr. Cranstoun: As soon as the new man came on he could get plenty of litter for the Witness: Yes; but I was told not to use the Oranstoun: Can you give me one date when she faid you were not to use the Witness: No; she was always on aJbout my using the straw. Oranstoun Did not Mrs.

Ellicott object to your using the centre of the hay rick for littering the She said I wasn't to use the F. A. Little: Couldn't you have got tons of beech leaves from the trees there to totter the Witness: Yes; there was a lot Little I thought so, and you could have used In reply to Mir. 'Mayer, the witness said he wouftd not have fed the pigs on raw potatoes if he could have got other food. He asked a Mrs.

White to write to Mrs. EUioott for food for the pigs whilst she was away for her holidays. If there had been plenty of food he should not have done that. WiHna-m Goddard (Brackenbury said he was a coachman still in the service of the defendants, and had been there since September 30th. From Nov.

4th until Nov. 11th Trigg was under him. In his opinion the pigs did not have sufficient food. Since the visit of the police sufficient food had been provided, but not before. He told Mrs.

Ellicott that he considered the pigs had not been properly looked after, and he gave her particulars of the amount he thought they ought to have. There was only sufficient offal from the house to last one pig for a day. On the Sunday Trigg was away he fed the pigs twice, and on that day he found plenty of food. He was present when Mr. Buscombe opened the two dead pigs and said they looked more like rabbits than pigs.

In his opinion Trigg did his best for the pigs under the circumstances. Since the Superintendent of Police had visited the plaoe the pigs had been given plenty "of straw and He was engaged as coachman, and had nothingto do with the pigs until Trigg received notice. He was told to look after Trigg and see that he attended to the animals. There were eight trusses of straw in the stable, and Trigg might have had some by asking for it. He had never experienced any difficulty in getting food for his horses.

The pigs' food was kept in the meal house. With the exception of one day, when it ran out, there was always food there of some kind. If Mrs. Ellioott was asked for meal or anything else it always supplied within a day or twcw One of the little pigs which died waa always very reply to Mr. Mayer the witness said he had reason to complain to Mrs.

Mayer: Very well, I'll ask you no more P.C. Churchill aaid that on Saturday, November 4th, he visited Rod borough Manor and saw the 27 pigs. There were 17 in one sty, six in another, and four in a field. There was no sign of litter in the sty or food in the trough. The pigs were wet and in a very poor condition.

They appeared to be starving. They were thin and not much bigger than rabbits. On November 7th he paid another visit to the plaoe. He waa present with Supt. Biggs when two dead pigs were opened.

There was not a particle of fat about them. John Buscombe, MJt.C.V.S., Inspector for the Board of Agriculture, he visited the place on November 7th to inquire into the death of the pigs. He made a post-mortem and found the carcases in a poor condition. very little flesh and no fat, and in his opinio nr the pigs had not received sufficient food. He maoo a report to the Board of Agriculture.

At that timer he knew nothing of the present case. There was aamall quantity of food in one pig, which had died of congestion of the lungs, and this was a disease likely to occur in an underfed animal. In the other pig there was no sign of any disease at aIL In his opinion this pig died from heart failure due to starvation. Out of 25 pies he only found one which had been sufficiently fed. He subsequently saw Mrs.

Ellicott, and told her that the dead pigs had not been sufficiently fed, and that unless tke others were properly attended to they might also die. He suggested the proper food, and advised warm bedding. A bed of leaves for the pigs would have been all right if the leaves had been dry, but not if they were One of the pigs might have been weakly, and that might have been caused by improper attention to the sow. The stronger pigs might have prevented the weaker ones from getting sufficient Cranstoun: That common amongst human beings. The weaker ones have to go to the wall.

Mr. Bus combe added that he should not have noticed the impoverished condition of the pigs if some of them had in fair condition. He did not know thaa Ellicott had telephoned to the police on the death of the two pigs, but he knew that notice had been given, end he attended as an Inspector for the Board of Agriculture. A sow could not get sufficient food from grass to feed her young. Pigs would do well on acorns, or possibly beech nuts, and even in the winter pigs turned out upon such food did well.

William Davis, auctioneer, of Stroud, said that he remembered having some pigs sent to a it-worth 'Market to sell on October 31st. There were one sow and twelve little ones, and they were very poor. They appeared to him to want warmth andi food. iHe started them in the bidding at 4s. each.

There was no 'bid. Little pigs of that kind should have realised 12s. to 15s. each. P.C.

GaUb said that on October 31st he was on duty at NaHsworth and ho issued, the notices for the removal of the pigs. They were in a very starved and emaciated condition, and some of the dealers laughed at them. William Dancey, fanner, of Rooksmoor, Stroud, said he remembered Mrs. Ellicott having asked him to ring some sows, which ho did. The condition of the sows waa very poor, and he had very tittle difficulty in the operation.

Generally it was not an easy matter to Ting pigs, and lie accounted for little difficulty in this instance by the poor condition of the sows. In his opinion pigs should bo fed three times a day, and a sack of meai woua! last about three dajs if properly used. He did not think that the pigs were properly kept or fed. Henry Wild, formerly in the employ of Mr. E.

T. Gardom, of Woodohester, said that in August last pigs trespassed on to his employer's land, which adjoined the defendants' place. The condition of the pigs was very poor, and in his opinion they had not been properly fed. They trespassed several times, and at last he shut them in a 6ty and fed them for several days on barley meal and sharps. Ho thought that the pigs were wretchedly poor, and had suffered in consequence of insufficient The fence was not rotten, but the pigs got Cranstoun: 'But pigs are inquisitive, are they Yes.

when they are hungry. (Laughter.) Witness added that he was formerly in Mrs. EMicott's employ, and lie discharged becauee the pigs trespassed. He told Mrs. that he could not keep the pigs in the field unless they had more food.

He left Mrs. EM-icott's employ fast September twelvemonth. He did not fight with one of Mr. BUicott's servants, but he got a black 'eye. (Laughter.) That was done because ho acted in self-defence.

When lie left the pigs did not have enough food, and he thought the same state of things was continued after lie left. Mr. Buscombe, recalled, said that in his opinion the pigs suffered from insufficient food. Pigs could not be brought to so low a condition without suffering pain. Henry Dowling, haulier and pig dealer, of Woodchester, said that in September he went to Rodborough Manor to see 18 pigs which he understood were for sale.

He saw the animals, and noticed that they were all in a very poor In his opinion they had not been supplied with sufficient food. He did not purchase the pigs. Andrew Garrod, inspector for the Prosecuting Society, said that on November Bth he visited the defendants' residence with Supt. Biggs and P.C. Churchill.

He saw 21 young pigs, one white sow, and one black sow. They were all in an emaciated Plate, and in his opinion they had not been suppliedwith sufficient The sties were in a filthy condition, and there was no straw in them. Trigg and Brackenbury both made statements to him, which he took down at the time. He visited the house and saw Mrs. Eliicott, and asked her to allow him to read the statements over before the men, but she refused.

He told her there was a hue and cry in the neighbourhood because her pigs were being starved, and she said "Oh, I'll get a solicitor." Mr. Ellicott came up, and witness told him that he had heard the pigs were being starved. He also read over the statement made by Trigg in the latter's presence, and informed the Judge that Brackenbury had made a similar statement. He pointed out tho condition of the sows, and Mrs. Eliicott agreed that they were in a bad dondition.

Mr. Ellicott said "Food has been bought, and Trigg must have sold it or got rid of it the same as another servant did I had here, and I discharged him." Trigg thereupon said he had called Mrs. Ellicott's attention to the condition of the pigs two before, when they were apparently dying. Trigg said he had told his mist rem that she ought to bo ashamed of herself. Mr.

Ellioott made no He saw the servants before he saw 'Mr. and Mrs. Ellicott. Mrs. Ellioott was cross because he went to the servants first.

Mr. Ellioott invited him to see the sties, and then said he had discharged one man for stealing the pigs' food. Supt. Biggs proved visiting the place on November 7th and seeing the pigs. Two little ones were dead, and the others looked very poor, and gave him the impression of having been starved, except one sow, which was a little better.

The sties were very wet and in a generally poor state. He saw no straw in either ety, but in one there was some feavee. He saw Mr. Buscombe open the two dead pigs, and they consisted mostly of rikin and bones. They were stunted in growth, and he had never seen pigs in such a condition before.

He informed Mrs. Eliicott that she would probably loso all the young pigs, and she asked him what she ought to do. He told her that they should have proper food, plenty of straw bedding, and not be turned out in the field in the cold. She informed him that Trigg had been toild to look after the pigs, but he was incompetent. He told her that Trigg told him that she had instructed him to turn the pigs out into the to get grass.

She made no reply, but promised him that his advice as to the feeding of the pigs aheuld be followed. Trigg camo up and repeated his statement, which Mrs. Ellicott did not deny. On the next day he went again in company with the Inspector, and was present during the interview spoken of by Mr. Garrod.

(Mrs. Eftieott appeared somewhat indignant and asked who ganro the information, and witness replied "I did." Mrs. Bllicott said "Trigg is quite incompetent." Mr. EHicott subsequently came out and said fie had experienced trouble with servants through stealing food, and if he could get evidence he would prosecute. When Trigg came up Mr.

Ellioott asked him if he had ever complained as to the lack of food, and Trigg replied that several times he had applied to (Mrs. EHicott, and once he had sfcoJd Mr. EUicott that the pigs were starved. he had asked Mrs. EHicott dozens of times, and thai she had told him to turn out the piga-to get Mr.

Ellicott asked if he had fed the pigs, and the man replied Aat Mrs. Ellicott had told him to leave the feeding to the other man. Mr. EHicott said, "Did you feed the black one and the white one as I toJd you but the man made no reply. He was instructed by the Chief Constable to pdace the matter in the hands of the Society and leave it to them.

THEE HXE3FT3NCE. This concluded the case for the prosecution, which had lasted five hours, and Mr. Cranstoun proceeded to address the Bench for the defence. The learned counsel said that the case was of the greatest concern to his clients. He reviewed the evidence, and argued that sufficient food was bought and delivered on the premises for the pigs.

It was a remarkable fact that this food had been actually supplied, and it had not been given to the pigs. Where had it gone? Was there a single man who would believe that Judge Ellicott knew all this sort of thing was going on? He had never heard the Judge say a cruel or cutting- word to a witness or to an advocate, and those who knew him best would at once believe that he would be the last man to be guilty of knowingly acting in the slightest cruel manner to anyone or any thing. Mrs. Ellicott knew that sufficient food was bought, and she paid the to feed the pigs. If this man did not do fcia Mrs.

Ellicott did not know it, and it was notrto be expected that she should visit the sties and" look to the piga herself. Just at the time cavered' by these oharges Judge Ellicott waa busv dealing with important County Court cases, and, the midst of it, his father, the late 'Bishop of Gloucester, died. This meant a great deal of extra worry for htm. He aaqgued that there was no evidence of guilty knowledge on the part of either of the defendants. His Honour then went into the witness-box.

He said he first went to reside at 'Rod borough Manor in 1901. On August 28th lest he went on his holidays and returned on Septerriber 27th. Before he and Mrs. Ellioott left he saw the pigs, and there was nodiing in their condition to call for special comment. When he returned he noticed that two of the pigs looked rery poor.

IHe spoke to Trigg about it. and the latter said he had not got enough food. Witness askad him to show him where the food was, and going; the meal-house he saw two boxes. One was about a quarter full of barley meal and the other half fall of Trigg said he gave the pigs a bowl each of the food, and witness told him to at once double the amount to the two sows. The pioa were not what he should oall fit.

On the following Saturday with (Mrs. EHioott he was in die field and noticed that they were slightly improved. On October sth his attention was drawn to a black sow by Mrs. ElKoott. He was quite disturbed at the appearance of the animal as it looked so thio.

IHe asked Trigg the meaning th not get sow. Trigg where tfce food trough was placed, and witness told him be must move it to a more get-at-able position. Witness examined the food place and found one box full of molass and another half fuH of barley meal. On October 22nd witness saw Trigg feeding all the pigs, and he perceived nothing to call attention to; the two sowb looked better. From that time till November Bth, when he went round with the Mr.

Cranstoun handed in a list of dates to show that during this period the Judge's was fully occupied on each day by ordinary and special courts). Continuing, witness said on -November Bth, about 4.30, he had a conversation with Inspector Garrod and Supt. Biggs. Witness told them that he had received complaints by rumour as to the food having been stolen. Garrod and Biggs told him that complaints had been made cruelty to the pigs, but they declined to say who had made the complaints.

Witness took them to the sties, and Mr. (Biggs admitted that there was food in the mealhouse, but added that the black food called molass was improper food for young pigs. Witness asked Trigg if he had given the pigs the quantity of food as instructed, but he made no reply. Garrod said "You know, Trigg, you told mc that the pigs went three weeks without food." Trigg said "Yes. so they did, and when I asked Mrs.

Eliicott for food she said 'Let them run in the field and find their food The statement made by Trigg was read over. Sunt. Biggs told witners that Mr. Buscombe had said that two little pigs had died of starvation. Witness asked Biggs if he knew that Trigg was under notice, and that the pigs sometimes had maize and peas as well as barley meal.

Mr. Biggs replied that lie had not heard this. Witness told him that the field was a large one, and that it was bare now, although there was plenty of keep there in the summer. He heard Biggs say that the little pigs wero about half the sixe they should be. Witness produced accounts from Messrs.

Townsend and corn merchants, of Stroud, showong that meal and bran and other foods had been paid for by 'Mrs. Ellicott. Altogether there were eig-ht deliveries of stuff during the period covered by the summons. Cross-examined, his Honour said he left the management of the pigs to Mrs. Ellicott.

When he came back from holidays he found the two sows looking so poor that he at once ordered them to have double quantity of food. He could not say whether the evidence given as to the condition of the pigs on October 22nd was true, but at that time he daw nothing to complain about. He had no reason to doubt the evidence of Mr. Mr. Mayer: How do you account for these pigs being starved to death? Witness: That is a difficult question to answer.

I am not an expert in pigs. I think the pigs had been mismanaged, but I do not suggest that Trigg had done away with any of the food. I did not say so to Inspector Garrod or Supt. Biggs. I think the pigs had the food, but perhaps it was not given them properly.

In further cross-examination, the Judge said lie was not aware that the way in which he kept his pigs was a matter of talk all oyer the county. He repeated that he left the entire management of his farm to Mrs. Ellicott. In fact, he was obliged to do so, because he had so many official engagements. A confidential communication was made to Mr.

Mayer: By Witness: I would rather not Mayer: I am afraid you Hyett: That does not affect the Mayer: Very further reply, the witness said that Trigg could not have ordered food without authority. On October 6th there was a delivery note for three sacks of barley meal, but witness could not say whether that was the only meal sent during that month. Professor J6hn Wortley Axe, ex-President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and for 26 years teacher at the Royal Veterinarv College, said ne had examined the notes showing the pig food supplied to the defendant between October 6th and November 6th. He had made calculations; 16 cwt. 71 lbs.

had been supplied, which meant that these pigs had been provided for to the extent of 62 lbs. and a fraction per day. He was of opinion that if this food was given to the pigs it was sufficient, and, indeed, it would be considered a liberal allowance by many pig rearers. He could not understand how pigs could be said to have been starved when all this food was shown to have been supplied. The litter was often taken away from sows so that they oould lie on their young.

Cross-examined: Witness said it would not be right to keep a sow for two months after a birth of without litter. It would not be to keep a sow and young pigs on cold stones in October without apy bedding. If the pigs had served properly with the food they should not have got into, the condition described. In reply to Mr. Hyett, the witness said that the improper mixing of the molars and other food would act badly upon the pigs.

If too much molass was given, the effect would not be good. Mrs. Ellicott next called. She said in August she ordered food for the pigs, and it was duly delivered. Whilst she was away oil holidays cne sow had 6ix little ones.

She engaged Trigg as undergardener and to look after the pigs. She left a Mr. and Mrs. White in charge of the house during the time she was away. She heard from Mrs.

White during that period, and gave orders as to what was to be done. Her husband took great interest in the farm, but he had no time to manage it. It was not true that she told Trigg to turn the pigs out to get food in the field. She had to discharge Trigg because of his conduct with the pigs. He disobeyed her orders, and he wont away without feeding the pigs.

Two little pigs were found dead, and the police came up next day with Mr. Buscombe. They informed her of the poor condition of the pigs, and told her what to do. She was not experienced in pig-keeping, and she had to trust the man a good deal. She did not know that the pigs were being deprived of food, and when asked to order any meal or other stuff she did so at once.

She had occasion to complain of Trigg using the best hay for bedding. She did not object to the outside hay being used, and she had plenty of straw. She was always ready and willing to obtain straw when required. Trigg kept the key of the meal-house, and could use whatever food he required for the pigs; in fact, she did not know how much he used, but whenever he asked for more it was supplied. It was contrary to her orders that the pigs were allowed to have their young in the field.

Trigg had 14s. a week. Cross-examined: She had only been once asked for food for the pigs, and that was recently by the coachman. She had told him to get housewash for the j.igs, but she did not understand that that was to take the place of meal. The same day she ordered some stuff for the pigs.

She sent the pigs to the market, and she reserved the. sow at £3 lite, and the little pigs at 16s. She had heard that the auctioneer said they were poor, and that the people laughed at them, but she could not account for it. She thought that the reason the pigs did not sell was because she put too high a reserve on them. She would admit that the two little pigs died from neglect, but it was not her fault.

She thought they were weaklings. She blamed the man who had the care of the pigs. Mr. Mayer: How could he give the food if it was not There should have been plenty of food. I ordered it.

Mr. Mayer then handed in a letter which Mrs. Ellicott admitted having written, and which said: Only one sack of sharps allowed per month for each pig; they are not to be fatted." Mr. Mayer: That is, in my opinion, a strong corroboration of Trigg'g is not of recent date. Mrs.

Ellioott added that she sent Mr. Gardom a Postal Order for 10s. for feeding the sows that had trespassed on his land. The pigs were turned out into the field. She had never heard any rumours as to the way in which the pigs wero fed.

She did not suggest that Trigg did anything wrong with the food. eight o'clock Mr. Oranstoun said he had several more witnesses, but they could not add materially to what had already 'been said. He would therefore leave the case in the bands of the Bench. DECISION OF THE COURT.

After consultation with his brother magistrates Mr. Hyett said: The Bench have come to the conclusion, after giving this case serious consideration, that tho charge is not proved. There is no doubt that theee pigs either did not have sufficient food or possibly improper food, which injured their constitutions, and that in all probability it was the cause of the death of two of them. It is probable that the pigs had received improper food and incompetent management by one of the servants employed by Judge Ellicott and his wife. The cases on that subject certainly go to this extent, that the incompetent management by a servant is not sufficient to bring home a charge of cruelty to the employers, and that is why we think the charge must be dismissed.

We are not satisfied that there was guilty knowledge on the part of Mr. or Mrs. 'Ellicott. There is evidence to show that the pigs were not sufficiently nourished, and the condition of the animals was undoubtedly such as to arouse suspicion, and it is not to be wondered at that rumours were afloat on the subject, and the 'Bench desire me to say that we think it was a proper oase for investigation, and it was quite right that, it should have been brought here by the Society for investigation. Upon the question of eoets Mr.

Hyett said tJhe (Bench wore quite prepared to remit whatever costs they could. COUNTY CRICKET. NEXT YEAR'S GLOUCESTERSHIRE FIXTURES. A meeting of the committee of the Gloucestershire County Cricket Ciuib was held at Bristol on Thursday to allocate certain fixtures for next season. It was decided that the matches for the Cheltenham Week should be with Kent and Sussex, while the match with Lancashire (June 21, 22, and 23) will be played at Gloucester.

The venue of the Worcestershire match is to be fixed later on. The "Times and Mirror" says it is not the fault of those who were responsible for the drafting of the programme that the Gloucester week, which was becoming so popular, has to be discontinued. The truth of the matter i 6 that some of the leading counties showed absolutely no disposition to oblige Gloucestershire. They offered certain dates, and il those were not accepted, they declined to give any others. This unfortunate attitude nearly led to tiie dropping of fixtures with Notts, and the trouble was oniy overcome by Gloucestershire consenting to make a special journey to Nottingham, instead of working in the game, as in former years, with those against Yorkshire and Lancashire, and so making one Northern tour.

Gloucester, we may add, would have been given the Surrey match but I for the fact that if that bad been done there would have been no first-data cricket in Bristol from May 24th to July 26th. May. 24 Gloucestershire v. Notts; at Bristol 28 Gloucestershire v. Surrey; at the Oval.

31 Gloucestershire v. Middlesex; at June. 4 Gloucestershire v. Essex; at Ley ton. Gloucestershire v.

Somerset; at Bath. 18 Gloucestershire v. Surrey; at Bristol. 21 Gloucestershire v. 'Lancashire; at Gloucester.

July. 2 Gloucestershire v. Yorkshire; at Leeds. 5 Gloucestershire v. Lancashire; at Manchester.

19 Gloucestershire v. Kent; at Tun-bridge Wells. 23 Gloucestershire v. Notts; at Nottingham. 26 Gloucestershire v.

Somerset; at Bristol. August. 2 Gloucestershire r. Middlesex; at Bristol. 6 Gloucestershire v.

Essex; at Bristol. 13 Gloucestershire v. Kent; at Cheltenham. 16 Gloucestershire v. Sussex; at Cheltenham.

2d Gloucestershire v. Worcestershire. 23 Gloucestershire Yorkshire; at Bristol. 27 Gloucestershire v. Worcestershire; at Worcester.


Consols 2ip.c., India, 5p.c., 97i Do. 2ip.c., 81 Do. Account, 2ip.c., New, Irish Land Loan, National War Loan, 964 Transvaal Loan, Water Board Stock, 97i Local Loan, 4 London County Council, 3p.c. 951 THE POLITICAL SITUATION. CALLERS ON THE PRIME MINISTER.

SIR EDWARD GREY'S POSITION. There were several at the Prime Minister's town house on Friday, including 6ome probable members of the new Administration. Among them were Lord Tweed-mouth, and Messrs. Herbert Gladstone, John Burns, Lloyd-George, and Sydney Buxton. In view of the report that Sir Edward Grey has refused office and the consequent sugges- some sort of friction in the matter of forming a Cabinet, it is interer-ting to note that Sir Edward was among the callers upon Sir Henry Campbell- Bannerman on Friday morning, and that he made a stay of considerate duration.

The Westminster Gazette," commenting on the announcement in the "Times" regarding the position of Sir Edward Grey, advises the public to treat the announcement as if it had not been made, and to remain patient until a definite statement can bo made. Tlie Westminster," while not laying claim to any secret knowledge, thinks it may say to those who are interested in the success of the new Government, that there is no need at present for any despair about the situation which the Times discusses this morning. The Press Association says that notwithstanding statements to the contrary, the probabilities are that Sir Edward Grey wrH accept office in the new Liberal Government. Mr. Asquith spent an exceptionally long time with Sir Henry CampbeM-Bannerman, and did not leave Bel-grave-square until the Prime Minister's luncheon hour.

Sir Henry Fowler called on the Prime Minister after luncheon. Throughout Friday afternoon Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman was kept busy with callers. Sir Henry Fowler, arrived at half-past two, remained until after three. Subsequently a conference was held, at which there were present the Prime Minister, Lord Tweedmouth, Sir Robert Reid, and the Marquis of Ripon. The last-named travellei specially from Studley Royal, in Yorkshire, where he had been entertaining a shooting party.

The conference lasted over an hour. Sir Robert Reid was the first to leave, and he was followed by Lord Ripon, who drove away in his motor-car. At 4.30 Sir Henry Campbcll-Bannerman, accompanied by Captain Sinclair, went for a drive in a air-horse phaeWn. As he was leaving Mr. C.

R. pencer reached Sir Henry's residence to have an interview with the Prime Minister. This Tvill take place on Saturday. ALL DIFFICULTIES SETTLED. The Westminster Gazette," in a late edition, says: We are able to state that all difficulties with regard to Cabinet places have been settled to the satisfaction, we believe, of all parties concerned.

STATEMENT BY SIR E. GREY. The Press Association says Sir Edward Grey authorises the statement that the announcement with reference to him in to-day's Times," that he had declined to take office in the new Liberal Government, is not correct and is not published with his authority. SCOTTISH LIBERALS AND THE PREMIER. The Scottish Liberal Association has asked Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman to a representative meeting of Scottish Liberals in Edinburgh at an early date.

The idea is that this meeting should take the place of or precede any merely local gatherings, and to give the Premier an eariy opportunity of announcing his policy. NEW FOREST ELECTION. RESULT OF THE POLL. Polling took place in the Now Forest Division on Wednesday for the election of a member of Parliament in the room of the Hon. J.

W. Scott Montagu, who succeeded to tho peerage on the death of his father. The candidates were Mr. H. F.

Compton (Unionist) and Sir Robert Hobart (Liberal), and the. result was declared on Thursday afternoon Compton (U) 4,539 Hobart (L) 4,340 Majority 199 In 1885 Mr. F. Compton (O secured a majority of 770, and he had an unopposed return in the following year. In 1892 the Hon.

J. W. Scott Montagu (C) hed a majority of 755, and ho was returned without opposition in 1895 and 1900. SATURDAY'S FOOTBALL. Tts.

pts. New Zealand 15 England 0 Torquay Athletic 4 Gloucester 0 Gloucester A. 20 Swindon 0 Cb ltenham 3 Moseley 0 Stroud 0 Lydney 0 Cinderford 0 Aberdare 0 Bristol 20 Bath 0 Swansea 8 Aberavon 3 On Monday Gloucester beat Plymouth by 10 points to 8. Cheltenham entertained New Zealand on Wednesday before a crowd of 8,000. The Town put up a splendid fight, and were only beaten by 18 points to nil.

SALE OF SILVER AND OBJECTS OF VERTU. GLOUCESTERSHIRE GENTLEMAN'S PROPERTY. Messrs. Christie, Manson, and Woods sold on Wednesday, at their rooms in King-street, St. James London, amongst other similar properties, tho following objects of vertu and old silver, described as having belonged to the late Mr.

Richard Haynes. of Wick Court, and Downend, near Hanham Gloucestershire, and as being "sold by order of Mr. Justice Swinfen Eadv in an action re Haynes (Kemp v. old English watch, by J. Smith, Bristol, in plain gold casehall mark, outer case of Louis XV.

design, and a chatelaine, en suite, with two pendants, £l2 10b. oval wood snuff-box, carved with the Royal Arms and cypher of Charles 11., £l3; an oblong toast-rack, 1815, and a child's mug, 1774, 10s. per ounce; a small plain caster, 1737, and a muffineer, 1733, 245. per ounce; a Queen Anne plain taper-stick, 1711, 645. per ounce (S.

J. Phillips); a Queen Anne plain tazza, 1708. 60s. per ounce (Wilson); a William and Mary plain salver, with reeded edge, ins. in diameter, 1688, 14ozs.

98s. per ounce (S. J. Phillips); a James 11. two-handled porringer, 1685, lOozs.

2205. per ounce (Wikon); a Charles 11. tankard and cover, 6)ins. high, 1678, 24ozs. 1355.

per ounce (Garrard); a Commonwealth plain saucepan, high, London hall mark 1656, 15ozs. 280s. per ounce (Moore). FRIDAY'S CORN MARKETS. LONDO.N OORN qniat Wheat unchanged: English white quoted 30t.

6d. to and ditto red 30s. to 335. per qr. Town, country, snd American flour Grinding barley steady; malting ditto quiet.

British oats 3d. dearer snoe Monday, and Russian ditto 3d. to 6d. Maise, beans. peas, and lentils steady, Arrivals: British wheat 250 barley 2,170.

oats 450. maize £3OO. foreign wheat 67,000, barley 11,490. oats 75,710, maize 22,880. beans 2,140, peas 830 flour 51.990 sacks.

LIVERPOOL CORN firm and a better inquiry at Tuesday full prices to dearer. Maise only a quiet trade at about 'Ad. over Tuesday; prime mixed 4s. lid. neweortt 4s 41 Beans, 33a.

6i. to English 34.. Peas, Calcutta, it. 9d. Oats, old while, new M.

Flour unchanged. Weather flne. LEEDS English and foreign wheats are the turn easier than on Tuesday, with a slow demand. Maize uyers vour 4 fully maintain the late advance cl bwn barley, or flour. Weather mild, alternate bright and dull.

LINCOLN gathering, snd a moderate show a firm trade at late rates, via, up to 295. 6d. per qr. on rail. Oats 17s.

t- per qr. on the line. Barley firm, and also feeding stuffs generally unchanged. Firm trade for maize. DERBY supply of wheat, wkh no alteration in value.

Spring corn also unchanged. Wheat, white. 30s. to wheat, rod, 295. to 30s.

Oats, new, 19s. to 20s. WAKEFIELD wheat and malting barley met with a slow sale at last week's prices. Trade for foreign wheat firmer at slightly advanced prices. Peas 6d.

per qr. dearer. Other feeding (-tuffs unaltered. BIRMINGHAM OORN. market, but prices generally Urm Wheat steady at recent quotations, English realising lis.

to lis. 6d. per bag. Grinding barlev unchanged 20s. 6d.

per Sharpness. Flat maize a trifle easier, selling at 4s. per cental. Liverpool. Plate maize unaltered at 245.

6d. per Bristol. English oats and beans aero obtainable at late rates. BRISTOL CORN. wheat was in moderate supply, prices vsrying from 28s.

to 295. 6d. More inquiry for foreign wheat, which showed a tendency to rise. Oats steady and unchanged. Maize in good request, and drop since last week fully recovered.

Barley in better demand, and prioes unaltered. GLOUCESTER last Saturday's market English wheat was in fair supoly. and prices were in buyers' favour. Foreign unchanged. Grinding barley firm.

Maize 3d. per qr. cheaper. Oats steady at late our neighboring markets during the week the trade been dull. English wheat maintained former prices.

Foreign firmly held, but little doing. Grinding barley unchanged. Maize rather easier. Beans steady. Oats fully dear.

CHELTENHAM wheat in moderste supply, and less pressure to cell at last week's rates. Foreign steady. Grinding barley and maize without quotable alteration. Oats a fair trade at previous prioes. CATTLE AND MEAT.

IX)NDON (METROPOLITAN), Inferior 2s. seconds 3s. 6d. Bheep Inferior 3s. 4s.

firsts 5a lOd. Pigs: Inferior 2s. seconds 3s. firsts 4s. 4d.

BRISTOL CATTLE. supply of beef, and trade slow at 56a for best qualities, exceptional, and 535. secondary. Smaller number of sheep, and trade quiet. Down wethers prime heavy ewes 6d.

Moderate supply of pigs. Baooners 9s. porkers lis. About 600 store cattle, and trade slow. BIRMINGHAM CATTLE, supply, but only a quiet demand.

Best Herefords 6d. to to tails sad cows to wether sheep M- ewes and rams 6d. to 7d. per lb Pigs plentiful, but W. inactive.

Bacon pigs 9s. porkefct lis. sows 3d. to 8a 4d. per GLOUCESTER CATTLE, Monday Messrs.

Bruton. and 00. report their sales as fettvws: a supply (125). with fairly good tade. A small supply of good quality, the highest prioes tang up to 625.

jfiul JUtiof, Elm bridge. 595. 6d. from Mr. H.

F. PMfcins, Hadnock. A very large supply of pigs, with fair tnfe A fair supply of ealves, with fair famde. GLOUCESTER CATTLE. Saturday.

Breton, Knowles and 00. report their sales as very large supply of: cows and calves (95). with good trade for the best ht J- highest prioes being £2l 2s. £2l, and £2O. A very short supply of store cattle, with fair trade.

HAT AND STRAW. LONDON (WHITECHAPEL), Ti specially picked 75a, best 65a to 705., inferior 50s. to 605., mixed and sainfoin 67a to 75a; best clover 725. to inferior 60s. to straw, 28a to 345.

BIRMINGHAM, supply; trade quiet. Hay, £3 5a to £3 15a per ton; closer, £4 2s. 6d. per ton. GLOUCESTER FRUIT MARKET.

Monday-Messrs. Sandoe and Bon report a market of about 350 baskets, with a large attendance and keen competition throughout. First grade apples made from lis. to second grsde Bs. to 10a, and third grade from 5a tc 7a per cwt.

There was a variety of vegetables on offer. GLOUCESTER FRUIT MARKET, Sandoe and Son report a comparatively small market, less the MonSay 00 niHng about PORT OF GLOUCESTER. IMPORTS FOR THE WEEK ENDING DEC. 7th. Prom Smith, 1,000 qrs.

of wheat fp J. Reynolds and Limited; 1.000 of wheat, foi J. We-ton and 500 qri. of wheat, for T. Robinson ani 13,969 qrs.

of wheat, for R. and H. Adams, Lirmud. From Hartman, 121,656 pieoes ol and 1,346 bundles of battens, for Price, Walker, Limited. From Wicklen, general oargo, for Bristol Steam Navigation Limited.

Vesta, Ellis, 100 tons of umber, for Midland Railway Co. From Jonadab, James 135 tons of chins cur, for Green and Co. From Kate, Amy, 150 tons of cement, foi Sessions and Sons. From Cardiff H. H.

Wilton, Guy, 142 tons of ooal; trow Lydney Packet. Clutterbuck, 96 tons of roal; tron Victory, Herbert, 108 tons of coal, all for Gas Co. From Stanley. Browning, 60 tons of stone, tor Field; trow Mystery, Hailing, 102 tons of stone, foi Hailing; trow Gem. Wyman.

90 tens of stone, for J. Smart. From A von William. Harris, 63 tons of barlei and 15 tons of oats. for J.

Stephens; trow Gertrude, Watts, 89 tons of barley, for Evans and Son. From Bristol Lillea Venn, Price, 12 tons of sundries; Jackson, 86 tons of sundries, both for Severn and Canal Carrying Co. EXPORTS DURING WEEK. To Grenfell, 553 tons of rail from Pnnoeea Roral Collier? 00. To villi.

Kavanagh, 480 ton. of cod. froir Crawsbaj and schooner Victoria, Morgan, 180 toils salt, from Salt Union, Limited. To Roaetta, Chnff, 118 ton. of salt, from Salt Union, Limited.

Tb Britannia, Harris, 90 tons of salt; Industry, Harris, 90 tons of salt; trow Ripple. 95 tons ol salt; trow Success, Pitta way, 95 tons of fait: trow Morland, Pittaway. 90 tons of salt, all from Salt Union. Limited; trow Stour. Preen.

28 tons of sundries: trow Leader, Price, 18 tons of sundries, both from Severn and Canal Carrying Co. To Condor, Rirt, 110 tons of pitch; trow Monarch, Ayland. 175 tons of pitch; trow Mary 115 tons of pitch, all from W. Butler and trow Emily PrisciUa, Hailing, 130 tons of flour, from S. Healing and Son.

To William, Morgan, 137 tons of cotton seed: trow Sarah. Knight. 107 tons of cotton seed: trow William. Warren. Hi tons of ootton feed; trow Yarra, Goode.

104 tons of ootton seed; trow Palace, Smith, 121 tons of cotton seed, all ex-Elton ss. OLOUCESTER JOURNAL, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 0, 1905. DEATH OF MR. J. CARUTHERS LITTLE, J.P.

We regret to announce the death of Mr. John Caruthere Little, J.P., of Pitchcombe House, Stroud, which took plaoe at his residence on Saturday. The deceased gentleman was in his 91st year. He had been on the Commission of the Peace for Gloucestershire for over 40 years, having qualified at Michaelmas Quarter Sessions of 1865. Deceased was the eldest son of the late John Little, of Pitchcombe House, and was educated for the medical profession.

He had an extensive practice in Lincolnshire until 1861. when, on the death of his mother, he came to reside at the family mansion. He was an active magistrate, and represented one of the oldest families in this neighbourhood, having descended from a Huge not family who came to reside at Pitchcombe and Painewick in the reign of Elizabeth. He leaves a large family, his eldest son, Colonel John Caruthere Little, J.P., succeeding to the family estate. The funeral of deceased gentleman took place on Thursday afternoon.

Tho cortege left Pitchcombe House shortly before 2.30, an on entering the church the organist (Mr. W. H. Niblett) played I know that my Redeemer 1-iveth." At the service and at the graveside the officiating clergy were the Revs. W.

R. Lett (curate in charge), T. Rawlinson Sale, Vicar of (grandson), T. Gurney Little, Vicar of Hatton Busell (son), and Geo. C.

Little, Rector of Heaton Norris (son). Supt. Biggs, Sergts. Hale, DeaJcin, Brotherton, and Brothe ridge and twelve constables headed the procession from the house, and after the church service took up positions round the graveside. The chief mourners were (Mr.

E. Caruthere LrtHe. J.P. (brother), CoK J. Caruthere Little, J.P..

Messrs. Alfred G. Little, F. Arthur Little, Edward P. Little, and Frank E.

Little (sons), William Da vies (son-in-daw), Mrs. Little (widow), Mrs. Sale (daughter), Mrs. Da vies (daughter), the Misses Sale (nieces), Mre. Caruthers (daughter-in-law), Miss Little, Messrs.

W. P. Little, Robert J. Little. Rev.

Arthur Sa'e (grandsons), Mr. Charles Swan (nephew). Among the general pubWc present were Sir William Marling, Revs. G. T.

B. Ormerod, J. IBeaven. Messrs. M.

B. Marshall, J.P., C.C., William Davies J.P., Stanton. J.P., Charles H. Stanton, J.P., Edward S. Godsell, Hamilton Mills.

J. Rowell, Whittingham, G. J. Wade, and F. F.

A small collection of 'beautiful wreaths and crosses were sent from Mrs. F. C. Walsh. Miss Bessie Cox.

the Misses Cox. Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton (Mills and the servants of Pitchcombe House. The coffin was of panelled oak, with brass furniture, and bore the inscription: "John Caruthere Little.

Born 30th June, 1815; died 2nd December, 1905." Printed tod published In bj Bliad, tt tte Jownal M. 8 GLOUCESTER Holy Communion: Bundays and Chief 8a mid-daj; Holy Days. 6 7.30 and 10. 30 Evensong: Sundays. 4 p.m.; Week Days, 4 p.m.

In the Dean and Rev. Canon Mowbray Tro'ier. Berviees and Anthems foe tbe etuning 2nd Bonday in Adrent. Sunday in taw a new (Bpobr). Hymn 49.

Preacher, Rev. Canon Trotter. in His awful (Spohr). Hymn 205. Nave Service (7.0) Anthem.

not into (Attwood). Hymns 217, 52. Preacher, Very Rev. tha Dean. (Verse: Dec.) Monday C.

Jesn, Lover of my (Uiffel in Ixird my God (Narcs). Tuesday in for Thy tender mercies' sake (Farrant). in flat. of anger (Mourtt Wednesday Morning (B.o)—Plain Bervice. Service.

Thursday in F. Judge of quick and dead (Wesley). Holy Communion. 8.0. in down Thine ear Friday A 55.

Hymn 268. in not into judgment (Attwood). Saturday in thy bnrden (Mendel, asohn). in flat. ye the way atarriajei, BIRTHS.

2, at High-street, Coleford, the wife C. J. Adams of a daughter. 22, at Bibary, Fairford, the wife of Major Sydney Belfield. of a daughter.

4. at Rosslyn, Calton-road, Gloucester the wife of James Clark, of a ton. 3, at Roalyn, Devonshire Park, Birkenhead, the wife of George Dimmer, of a son. 3, at 98, Oxford-road, Gloucester, the wife of F. 8.

Harding, of a ton. HO 2J, at Rote Tree Cottage, Drybrook, the wife of Oliver Hoare. of a eon. 27, at Hillside, Cheltenham, the wife of J. H.

W. Pedder, of a daughter. 28, at Cheltenham House, Stonehoase the wife of Charles D. Stewart, of a son. ST.

CLAIR 25, at Beechworth Lawn, Cheltenham, (he wife of A. St. Clair Ford, of a son. 3, at The Hive, Quedgeley, the wife of W. J.

G. Taylor of a daughter. WINTERBOTHAM-November 22, at Riverside, Cahforma. the wife of George L., of a aon.

MARRIAGES. 25, at Christ Church. Cheltenham, Robert Randolph Barton to Fanny Bedenham, of Cheltenham. December 6, at Staunton Church, by the Rev. T.

H. Hayes, vicar, George Henry, youngest son of the late Charles Dawe, of Pendock, to Alice Mary, eldest daughter of John Dean, of the Swan Hotel, Staunton. 5. at All Saints' Church Glouce-ter, by the Rev. Canon Foster, John Henry, eldest son of John Geiss, of Wolferbourne.

Germanv. to Kate Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Joseph Matthews. 24th. at St. John Church Wellington.

New South Wales, by the Rev. Canon Barry Brown, Arthur, son of James Heane. J.P., of Dubb.i. and grandson of the late J. P.

Heane, of this city, to Nellie daughter of the late Henderson, of Lawson. 6, at Bt. James's Church Dur-ley, by the Rev. 8. E.

Bartleet, Edward Oscar Major' Ooombe-road, Portisbead, to Alice, daughter of the late Thomas Robinson and Mrs. Robinson. Evesham House Dursley. 29. at the Parish Church, Kemble, William Ernest Midwinter, of Cirenoester to Esther Elizabeth Barton, of Kemble.

15th November. 1905. at St. John's Church, Weymouth by the Rev. Francis E.

Coryton, vicar William Striail, solicitor Weymouth, formerly of Bedford' to Laura Annie, younger daughter of 'he late John Charles Padbury, of Gloucester, and Mrs. Padbury, of Worcester. 29, at Islington. Thomas Shirley son of Thomis M. Stayt, Swell Hill.

Stow-on-the-Wold. Nellie, daughter of J. J. Baker, Flitwick, Beds. DEATHS.

25. at Broadwel! Lane End, Caleb, youngest son of Caleb and Harriet Ellen Aston, aged 2C years. November 25, at Burford-road House, Northleach, Elizabeth BartleU, aged 84 years. December 3, at Vine-terrace. Gloucester.

Florence Gwendoline Bouskell, aged 3 months. 24, at Quedgeley, William Brown, aged 55 years. 25, at Stratton, Emma Castree, aged 72 years. Lewinviile, St. Mark's, Cheltenham, Ann Clare, aged 87 years.

22nd, at No. 5, Victoria Cottages, Hempsted, John Clarke, aged 64 years. 29th, at Elmbrldge-road, Gloucester. Emily Ann Cridland, daughter of the late James Richard Cridland, of Grove House, Redland Gieen, Bristol. 6, at Badminton, William E.

Cross, aged 52 years. 24, at Cheltenham, Aldborough F. Dennis. 5, at Wotton Asylum, Gloucester, Mary Jane Gardiner, aged 66 yean. 5, at 2.

Dainty-street, Gloucester, Florence Gaskin, aged 3 months. 4, at Ryecroft-street, Gloucester, Norah Gill, aged 2 years. 2, at 215, Birion-street. Gloucester, wife of Daniel Thomas Gouzh. aged 56, years.

4, at the Infirmary, Gloucester, Alice Maud Greening, aged 16 years. HALL 2, at 15, Bull-lace, Gloucester, Frederick Hall, agt-d 47 December 3, at Ravtnsmede. Sydenham-grove, Cheltenham, i Hay, widow of the late James Heatley, of Alnwick, aged 75 4, at Lla idilo-etreet, Gloucester, Sarah Catherine Holbrow, aged 30 years. JAGG 28, at Sherborn Lech lade, Arthur Jaggard, aged 62 years. 26.

at the Old Pike House, Tetbury-road, Cirencester, Hannah Legg, aged 85 years. Pitchoombe House. Stroud, on 2nd Deoember, John Little, J.P., in 91st year. 25, at Berry Hill, near Coleford, William George, infant son of William Henry and Edith Mary Merry, aged 15 months. 2, at Southgate-street, Gloucester, Marii Moyle, aged 75 years.

3, at 24, Clarence-street, Gloucester, Edward Plant, in his 89th year. mber 24, at Buckhurst Hill, William Roberts, son of William Roberts, Newland Villa, Charlton Kings. 27. at Witney-street, Burford, Richard A. Rowels, aged 15 years.

30, at Cheltenham. Mina. widow of Major Robert Shawe. late of Cheltenham, aged 85 years. 1, at 20.

Hethersett-road, Gloucester, Elsie Lilian Slade, aged 21 years. December 1, at Beckford, Frederick Slade, aged years. 30. at 6. St.

John-street, Cirencester, Muriel H. Smith, aged 1 year 4. at 16, Park-street. Gloucester. Stephens, aged 85 years.

BTEVENSON December 3 (suddenly), at 29. Imperial-square, Cheltenham, John Stevenson, Colonel, late Royal Soots Fusiliers, aged 68 years. 6, at Wotton Asylum, Gloucester, Charlotte Thursfield, aged 70 years. 3rd. at Clare Villa, Ebley, Esther, wife a the late William Tiley, in her Blit year.

12, at 3, Queen-street. Cheltenham Ann Tomkins, aged 86 years. 23. at 11, La nadown-crescent, Cheltenham, Jane Tuke, aged 72 years. 5, at Taynton, George Vail, late of Tuffley, in his 69th year.

1, at 96, Alma-place, Gloucester, Violet Hilda Walden, aged 11 months. 5, at 58, St. George's-place, Cheltenham, Marion Amelia Ann Waller, aged 78 2. at East Rand. South Africa William Wrey Wathen, late of Gloucester, aged 28 years.

24. at Hie Wheat sheaf, Cirenoester, George Watte, aged 66 years. 19. at the Wagon and Horses, Kemerton, Thomas C. Williams, aged 49 years.

27, at the residenoe of his daughter Edith, 7, Beecham-road, Reading, James Wood, formerly of Upton St. Leonards, 89 years. November 23, at Upper Stratton, near Swindon, Thomas Wot lock, aged 71 years. ABRAHAM RICE AND SONS, Monumental Sculptors. Southgate Street, and Barton Street, large and varied stock Oi Headstones Crosses.

Tombs, in Granite, Marble, or Stone. Beat in the oounty. Prompt personal attention given to all orders. Designs and prices free on application. Established 40 years.

Telephone No. 0814. The Largess tion of Mourning and Wedding Cards in the West jt England, of Latest Patterns, artistic and designs, at the Journal Office, St. John's Lane. TIDE TABLE FOB THE POET OF GLOUCESTER.

Fob Week Commencing Sunday, December 10th. Mora. Height. Even. Height, a.

m. r. i. h. m.

r. i. Sunday 656 23 0 716 24 2 h. M. r.

i. 7 16 24 2 Monday 7 24 1 752 24 11 Tuesday 810 24 10 828 25 5 Wednesday 845 25 9 2 25 5 Thursday 920 25 1 937 24 10 Friday 9 55 24 6 10 13 24 2 Saturday 10 31 23 10 10 50 23 0 The tides are eateulatad from Greenwich mean time, and weal time be requited subtract tea minutes. 23 10 10 50 23 0 PRICKS OP PIGS AT OALNB. PrssMt prions (or prime pigs, in lots oi not less Iktt 19, ma within in miles at Cains lkisknsss of Fat in any Prims Mores. part of the hack.

Price per 6ec. lOtbc. to Set- lOlbs 121 inuhes and under I 9s. 6d. Under lOsc.

Not exceeding 2i in. 9s. 64. Under line. late.

Not exceeding 2J In. I Jd. Under 12k. I Notexceedlng 3 In. I Bs.

Gd. Any pigs ootside thsss limits at their Taloe. pigs. Whole and Thoa. Harris and limited.

Bales. WiMfc The death announced of Mr. H. H. R.A., the well-known sculptor.

QLOUCESTBR rjTHEATRE Proprietors: C. W. and J. R. Poole.

Mtneger: C. W. oo TO-NIGHT 7.45, last performance of Meesm. 0. And F.

Renad's famous Company in "THE SWISS EXPRESS." Don't miM this last chaz.ce of witnessing this mirth-p ovoking Extravaganza, crammed full jj and up-to-date musical numbers. One long lauK from start to finish. A success wherever per formed. Prioes of Admission as usuaL NEXT WEEK, the (rreat "THE SORROWS OF SATAN.".

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