EXTENSION OF THE CHESTER BOUNDARIES. ♦ OPPOSITION FROM FLINTSHIRE. On Wednesday at the Flintshire County Council meeting, the clerk (Mr. T. T. Kelly) reported that he had received notice of an intended application by the Town Council of Chester to the Local Government Board for an order for the extension of their boundary by which it was proposed to include portions of the townships of Saltaey and Sealand, situated in the county of Flint. Dr. EDWARDS moved that steps be taken to oppose the application, urging that Flintshire bad small enough ratable value already, and could not afford to lose any of it. Mr. JOHN BELLIS seconded. Alderman WILLIAM DAviEs was very sorry they had had anything1 to do with the Chester people with regard to the pollu- tion of the Dee. Shropshire, Denbighshire, and Merionethshire were all opposing the appointment of a joint committee to deal with the matter. As to the proposal to take in a slice from the top of Saltney, he thought the subject was an important one, inasmuch as before long there would be docks on the Dee at the very point involved in the Chester Corpora- tion proposals. Therefore he thought they should keep their weather-eye open, as it would form a very considerable rating area if such a thing should take place. The CHAIRMAN It is a very important ques- tion for us, and we ought to be very watchful, for these Chester people are shrewd and sharp. The resolution was carried unanimously.
A JEW AND HIS ACCOUNTS. ———*——— INDEBTED LESS THAN HE THOUGHT. At Chester County Court, on Thursday, before his Honour Judge Sir Horatio Lloyd, Eli Chenkin, a Russian Jew, of 25, Bishop- street, Hoole, applied for an administration order, his debts being stated to be R29. Mr. E. Brassey appeared for applicant, and Mr. Churton on behalf of Solomon Polinker, another Jew, and a creditor of Chenkin's, opposed the application.—Mr. Brassey, in opening, said Chenkin was a foreigner, and had come from his country.—Mr. Churton Hoole? (Laughter.)—Mr. Brassey No; I did not mean Hoole. Continuing, Mr. Brassey said Chenkin was a hawker, with a wife and five children. Some years ago he had been in hospital for six months, even now being an outside patient suffering from sciatica. His household goods were of the value of £ 2.— Applicant, who at first deprecated his ability to speak English, in giving evidence, said he had been in England five or six years. He put JE8 or JE9 in the Post Office Savings Bank shortly after he came over.—Mr. Churton: Where do you come from? Witness: From Russia.— What part of Russia? Don't know.-Do you mean to say you cannot tell where the immortal Jenkins came from ? When did you put a C to your name ? I cannot spell in English. I came from a small country.—I think Russia is a very big one. (Laughter.) Whereabout is the place you came from ? Vaskovitz.—Have you been selling goods ever since you came here ? Yea.— Then if you don't understand the language, you understand the sound of the money ? (Laughter.) Yes, shillings, six- pences, and such like. (Laughter.)—Do you z, speak English or Russian when you are selling your goods ? A little of both. (Laughter.)—Do you mean to say they understand Russian? No answer.—When did you begin to put money in the Savings Bank ? Don't know.—Where did you get it from ? From people.—Did you have as much as F,30 in the bank ? No.—When did you draw it out ? I sent it to my missis to come over from RusEia.-You want to get out of this with 3s. in the L, do you not ? Yes.— Have you been paying Cramer, of Liverpool, £70 a year for goods ? Don't know:—Sup- posing you don't owe him JE19 10s. as stated, and the amount is only £ 4 10s., will you want an administration order? No answer.- Polinker, 17, Sumpter pathway, Hoole, said Chenkin had had an excellent business, and at one time had £ 30 in the savings bank.— Cramer, a Liverpool underclothing manufac- turer, said that Chenkin did business to the extent of £ 60 or £ 70 a year with hiua. The debt owing by applicant to witness was about £ 4, and noteig 10s. as stated by Chenkin.— His Honour made no order except for the pay- ment of Chenkin's debts in full at the rate of 10s. a month. He would reduce the debts by the difference in Cramer's bill.
GOOD TEMPLARS IN CHESTER. + CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT AND THE DRINK TRAFFIC. A special grand lodge session of the Chester branch of the Order of Good Templars was held on Wednesday in the Temperance Hall. There were well-attended meetings in the afternoon and evening, and tea was partaken of by a good number of members and friends. At the after- noon meeting the following resolution was passed, on the motion of Bro. the Rev. G. A. Lee (Grand Chaplain), seconded by Bro. B. Swanwick (Seacombe), That this meeting solemnly protests against the course taken by the Bishop of Chester in commending to the Chester and North Wales Co-operative Congress the idea that they should engage in the sale of intoxicating liquors under the plea of improved Regulation, and by their acquirement of the profits from such traffic. That this meeting also taks note of the fact that the co-operative movement largely originated among the early adherents of total abstinence, and that Co-operativea generally have wisely conducted their movement, free from what Lord Randolph Churchill rightly called the devilish and destructive traffic of intoxicating drinks.' And this meeting deplores the persistent blindness of the Bishop to the interests of the people in thus endeavouring to persuade Co-operators to engage iu so dangerous and demoralising a traffic, and expresses its great gratification that the Co-operative Congress had the moral courage to refrain from adopting the pernicious advice thus tendered." The officers of the lodge were appointed, and Bro. Malins (Grand Chief Templar) conferred degrees of the order on 45 members.—At the evening meeting, there was a public demonstration. Councillor W. Denson took the chair, and delivered an interesting temperance address, remarking that the quantity of beer consumed in the British Isles was ten times more than that in any other country.—Bro. the Rev. J. A. Lee next gave a stirring address, after which Bro. Joseph Malins was cordially welcomed in rising to speak. He gave an excellent address on Good Templary, and after speaking of the remarkable progress of the order, which originated in New York State in 1851, said it was now the greatest temperance organisation in the world. Its members wer9 pledged to abstinence from intoxicants. Its work was to preserve the young and reclaim the inebriate. Each Lodge was a mutual improvement society, social club, and a branch of a world-wide fraternity. The members had furnished a lifeboat, contributed 92,000 toward erecting the London Temperance Hospital, and spent L10,000 on their Orphanage. Though called a secret society, their rules and purposes were public, and they hejp over 10,000 public meetings yearly- including those at their mission vans in country -vh;le from their own printing presses they sent many millions of p3.ges of temperance literature. They had influenced the enactment of Sunday closing in Ireland and Wales; the disuse of public-nouses for elections or for pay- ment of wages; the prohibition of part-payment of wages in drink the cessation of grog rations to youths in the navy; the suppression of liquor trafficking among the fisheries; its restriction in India, and its prohibition among certain African races and tiiev had helped to J secure local option legislation in Canada, the West Indies, Cape Colony, and certain Australian Colonies, where liquor licences could net be issued if the electorate so voted-a principle which they—holding various views on other questions—also desired to see passed for this country. A collection was made in aid of the Chester United Lodges.
WONDERS WILL NEVER CEASE we are told; but it cannot be denied that Holioway's Piils are the greatest wonder of modern times. They correct bile, prevent flatulency, cleanse the liver, anrl purify the system, strengthen the stomach, increase the appetite, invigorate the nerves, promote health, and reinstate the wea.k to an ardour of feel.iug ngver before experienced. The sale of these P l's throughout the globe astonishes every- body, convincing the most sceptical that there is no medicine equal to Holloway's Fills for removing the complaints incidental to the human race. They are indeed a blessing to the afflicted, and a boon to t h s who suffer from disorders, internal or ex- ternal. Thousands of persons have testified that by their use alone they have been restored to health,after other remedies had proved unsuccessful.
FASHIONABLE WEDDINGS. 1 MISS COGSWELL-MR. B. McMASTER. On Wednesday afternoon at the parish church of Wallasey the marriage took place of Mr. Bryce McM aster, only* son of the late Surgeon-Colonel McMaster, V.C., 78th High- landers, and Miss Eleanor Alice Cogswell, elder daughter of the Rev. Dr. Cogswell, rector of Wallasey and chaplain to the Bishop of Chester. The Lord Bishop of Chester (god- father of the bride) officiated, assisted by the Rev. Canon Gore. The bride was given away by her father. The bridegroom was attended by Capt. Davy, who acted as best man. The bride wore a white French muslin dress over white silk trimmed with Valenciennes lace and chiffon, and a hat of accordion pleated chiffon trimmed with white satin and feathers. Her ornaments were a pearl brooch, the gift of Sir David and Lady Dale, a pearl and diamond bracelet, the gift of Mrs. Stoddart Douglas, and a pearl ring, the gift of Mrs. Statter. She carried a bridal bouquet of white roses, lilies of the valley, and white heather, the gift of the bridegroom. There were two bridesmaids, Miss Grace Cogswell (sister of the bride) and Miss May McMaster (sister of the bridegroom). They wore costumes of cornflower blue cloth, trimmed with white accordion pleated chiffon and lace, and hats of cream straw, trimmed with feathers, chiffon and pink roses. They carried bouquets of pink carnations, and wore pearl brooches, the gift of the bridegroom. The bride's mother wore a beautiful dress of silver grey poplin, trimmed with silver lace, Zouave jacket, cerise sash and neckband, bonnet of grey velvet trimmed with silver ornaments and grey feathers. Many other beautiful dresses were worn. The reception given by Mrs. W. H. L. Cogswell at the rectory was largely attended. Among those invited were the Marquis of Normanby, Lady Lettice Grosvenor, the Hon. Mrs. and Miss Trelawny, Colonel and Mrs. Uniacke, Captain Uniacke, R.A., the Rev. R. F. and Mrs. Uniacke, Mr. and Mrs. FitzGerald-Uniacke, Mr. A. E. M. Uniacke, Mr. and Mrs. Brenton Haliburton Collins, Mr. and Miss Collins, Colonel and Mrs. Stockley, Captain Stockley, R.A., Mr. Harry Stockley, R. M. L. T., Mrs. and Miss Somerville, Mr. and Mrs. Robie Uniacke, Mrs. and Miss Burmester, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Burmester, Mrs. Francis and the Misses Duncan, Miss Cogswell, Mr. Henry Cogswell, Mrs. Bazalgette, Admiral Douglas, Surgeon-Colonel Douglas, V.C., Mr. George and Mr. Lionel Douglas, Mr. and Mrs. McMaster, Sir David and Lady Dale, Sir Andrew and Lady Noble, the Misses Belcher, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Belcher, Mrs. Knox, the Lord Bishop of Chester, Mrs. and Miss Jayne, Colonel, Mrs., and Miss Boggs, Sir Thomas and Lady Frost, Mr. and Mrs. John Frost, Mr. and Mrs. James Frost, Mr. and Mrs. Gibbons Frost, Miss Frost, the Misses Wilbraham, the Misses Payne, Miss Dobie and party, Mrs. and the Misses Tomlin, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Thomson, Mrs. and Miss Pitcairn Campbell, the Rev. Wilfrid Stanton, the Rev. C. Hylton and Mrs. Stewart, Canon and Mrs. Weatherhead, the Rev. H. and Mrs. Nixon, Canon and Mrs. Blencowe, Canon and Mrs. Gore, the Rev. O.T. L. and Mrs. Crossley, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Preston and party, Mr. and Mrs. Tipton and party, Captain Boardman, R.N., and Mrs. Boardman, Mr. and Mrs. Lowndes and party, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wright, Mrs. Lodrett and party, the Misses Marshall, Captain Davey, Mr. and Mrs. William Laird and party, Mr. and Mrs. John Laird and party, the Misses Laird, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Chambres, Mr. and Mrs. Thomson, Mr. Frank Ward, the Misses Kelsall, Mr. and Mrs. William FitzGerald, the Rev. H. and Mrs. Coote, Mrs. and the Misses Shand, the Rev. John and Mrs. Howell, Mrs. Bowlby (Chelten- ham), Mr. Philip and Miss Warren, Mr. and Mrs. D'Este East, Mrs. North, Mr. and Mrs. Fred North, Mr. and Mrs. Naylor, Mrs. and Miss Steel, the Misses Fernihough, Mr. and Mrs. Tbornewill, Mr., Mrs., and Miss Glennie, Mr. and Mrs. Meadows and party, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Kay, Mr. and Mrs. George Peers, Mr., Mrs., and Miss Brooke, Mr. and Mrs. William Bell and party, Mrs. and the Misses Molyneux, Mr. and Mrs. Statter, Captain Elliott, R.N., and Mrs. Elliott, the Rev. A. de B. Owen, the Rev. T. M. Standring, &c. The wedding cake was provided by Messrs. Bolland, of Chester. PRESENTS TO THE BRIDE. The Rev. Dr. Cogswell, cheque, silver, house- hold linen; Mrs. Cogswell, gold and enamelled watch, walnut wardrobe; Mr. Gerald Cogswell, cheque Miss Grace Cogswell, sewing machine Mr. Charles Cogswell, silver spoons and forks; Mr. Henry Cogswell, six silver tea spoons; Miss Cogs- well, cheque; Mrs. Francis Duncan, silver brushes and writing case Miss Muriel Duncan, tray and ebony brushes Miss Belcher, cheque and silver castors; Miss Henrietta Belcher, case of electro plate; Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Belcher Mr. R. Uniacke, cheque Colonel Uniacke, silver tea kettle Captain Uniacke, R.A. Miss Helen Uniacke, silver mustard pot; the Rev. R. Fitzgerald-Uniacke, Bible R. Gordon Fitzgerald-Uniacke, pot pourri vase; Mr. A. E. M. Uniacke, silver bon-bon dishes Miss Lily Uniacke; Mrs. Brenton Haliburton Collins, silver teapot and cream jug and sugar basin; Miss Geraldine Collins, silver button hook Mr. Brenton Collins, jun., -silver shoehorn; thoRev. Herbert and Mrs. Coote, silver-mounted carvers; Colonel and Mrs. Stockley, R.E., silver entree dishes; Capt. Stockley, R.A., silver salt cellars; Mr. Harry Stockley, silver toast rack; Mrs. Somer- ville, Windsor table Miss Somerville, table Mrs Fitzgerald, photo frame; Mrs. Stoddart-Douglas, pearl and diamond bracelet; Sir David and Lady Dale, pearl and diamond brooch; Sir Thomas and Lady Frost, China fern pots; Mr. and Mrs. J. Meadows Frost, brass writing set; Mr. and Mrs. Gibbons Frost, silver mustard pot; Mr. and Mrs. James Frost, fan the Misses Payne, Venetian water jug and finger glasses Mr. and Mrs. Frederick North, Venetian rose bowl; the Misses Kelsall, case of silver spoons Mr. and Mrs. W. Bell, silver butter dish Dr. Blair Bell, picture; Miss Florence Bell, picture; Miss Hilaire Bell, biscuit barrel; Captain and Mrs. Magillycuddy, silver breakfast dish Captain and Mrs. Dunne, silver entree dishes; Captain and Mrs. Boardman, C.B., R.N, silver spoons; Mrs. Hudson, silver pepper pots Surgeon- Colonel Douglas, V.C., a standard lamp; the Misses Douglas, silver candlesticks Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, silver bon-bon dish Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Thomson, silver pepper pots; Miss Barry, silver scent bottle; Miss Massie, silver muffineer Judge Wynne-Ffoulkes, silver-mounted frame; Mrs, Atcherley, gold-mounted umbrella; Mrs. Bowlby, silver scent bottle Colonel and Mrs. Boggs, Dresden china tea service; the Misses Wilbraham, silver cream jug; Miss Fanny Wilbraham, work bag; Miss Mildred Dobie, silver buckle; Mrs. Mitchell Molyneux, silver lamp; Miss Claribel Tomlin, silver cream jug; Mrs. W. H. Hill, photo frame; the Rev. Wilfrid Stanton, silver salt cellars; Mrs. Maginnis, silver paper knife Mr. Arthur Smith, four silver bon-bon dishes; Miss McMaster, rose bowl; Miss Evans, silver card case; the Misses Harrington, tea cloths; Mr. and Mrs. John Laird, silver paper knife Miss Flora Lowndes, silk table cover Dr. and Mrs. Riddell, silver bread knife Mr. Thomas Webster, silver pepper and mustard pot Mrs. Johnstone, photo frame and book Miss Bentley, work and oheese plate Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Preston, silver salver Mr. and Mrs. Hornblower, inkstand Mr. and Mrs. Tipton, silver salt cellars Mr. Frank Ward, egg boiler the Rev. H. and Mrs. Blogg, silver spoons the Lord Bishop of Chester, silver rose bowl Miss Kitty Carson, silver scent bottle Miss Railton, tea service Mrs. Clayton, ring Mrs. D'Arcy Blackburne, silver bon bon dishes the Misses Shand, silver stamp box Mr. Joseph Brewin, silver teapot, cream jug, and sugar basin Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wright, silver bon-bon dish Mrs. Longcroft (Havant), Japanese cups; Mr. and Mrs. Twigge, silver salver; Mr. and Mrs. St. George Caulfield, tea-cosy Miss Barton, silver sugar basin and sifter; Mr. and Mrs. George Peers, silver salt cellars Mr. and Mrs. Boumphrey, vases Mr. and Mrs. Kay, table gong Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kaye, china vase Mrs. Milne, china flower pot; Mrs. Clieeseborongh, tea-cosy the Misses Marshall, silver; Miss L. Ford, letter rack Miss Howson, gold and turquoise buttons Mrs. Jack Sutherland, handkerchief case Dr. and Mrs. Bridge, silver pin trays the Rev. A. de V. Owen and J. Mather Standring, silver bread plate ,.tr,d knife; Mr. and Mrs. Meadows, clock; Mr. and Mrs. McArthur, clock; Servants at the Rectory, toast rack Wallasey Bellringers, table gong; Wallasey Girls' School, prayer and hymn book; Mr Povall, silver nutcrackers; Mr. Hill, picture; Mrs. Nicholson, photo stand; Miss Maclnne3, cushion. picture; Mrs. Nicholson, photo stand; Miss illaclnnes, cushlon. PRESENTS TO BRIDEGROOM. Sir David Dale, cheque Miss Belcher, cheque Walcott, cheque Miss Rose Staveley, standard lamp Surgeon-Col. Douglas,V.C., lamp Miss McMaster, bread plate;- Mr. Deane, salt cellars; Capt. Davey Mrs. Burmester, cheque Miss Muriet Douglas, work Master Evan Camp- bell Douglas, matchbox Mr. Bentley, silver matchbox Mr. E. B. Moody, vase3 Mr. Gordon Hall, napkin rings Miss Cogswell, clock Mr. W. H. Riddall, napkin rings Mr. J. P. Sadler, match- box; Mrs. Richardson, silver flask the Ven. Arch- deacon and Mrs. Gore, Bible; Iris and Ethel Wynne Bell, dessert d'oyleys. MISS M. WATKINSON-MR. R. KERSHAW. An eager, interested crowd filled the pretty parish church of Northop on Wednesday, fully an hour before the time fixed for the wedding of Miss Marian Watkinson, eldest daughter of Mr. John Watkinson, of Brook Park, Northop, to Mr. Richard Kershaw, junr., of Crow Nest, Lightcliffe, near Halifax. The family of the bridegroom is one widely known and respected through the West Riding of Yorkshire, the bridegroom himself being a son of the Mayor of Brighouse, and a prominent figure in cricketing circles in that district, he having been captain of the West Riding and Bradford Cricket Clubs, besides being connected with a local club. It is, of course, common knowledge that Mr. Watkinson is a colliery proprietor and a large employer of labour in and near Northop. The great amount of interest centred in the event was shewn by the large number of people from near and far who filled the church and lined the approaches thereto, in order to be spectators of the scene. The edifice was decorated with effect, and over the entrance gates was an arch of evergreens, bearing the motto, 'God bless the happy pair,' similar erections being placed here and there in the village. As the hour of noon drew on, the guns at the collieries, which after a morning's cannonade had been for a short time silent, boomed out again, announcing the near approach of the party. The bride passed into church leaning on the arm of her father, who gave her away. Her dress was a dazzling creation of white duchess satin, trimmed with Honiton lace, embroidered chiffon and orange blossom white embroidered tulle veil and wreath of orange blossom. She also wore a diamond bracelet, and, ornament- ing her hair, a diamond crescent and star, the gifts of the bridegroom, while her lovely bouquet was com- posed of orchids, and was similar to those carried by the bridesmaids. The service was fully choral, being conducted by the Rev. Geo. Watkinson, who was assisted by the Rev. Clement Davies, vicar of Northop, and the Revs. Wm. Jones and W. James, former curates of the parish. As the bride entered, the choir sang The voice that breathed o'er Eden.' the remainder of the service being intoned and the Psalms sung, while before the homily the hymn Thine for ever God of love, was given. The bridesmaids were Miss Fanny Watkinson (sister of the bride), and the Misses May Sutcliffe and Ethel, Janey, Annie and Alice Watkinson (cousins of the bride). They were attired in dresses of pink silk bengaline trimmed with chiffon and lace, pink picture hats trimmed with pink roses to match. Their ornaments were gold heart lockets and chains with emerald centres and covered with pearls, these being the gifts of the bridegroom. The mother of the bride was handsomely gowned in heliotrope brocaded satin, trimmed with Honiton lace, and bonnet to match. Mr. J. Baines Kershaw acted as best man. The service over, Mr. Phillips, organist, played Mendelssohn's wedding march, the bells clanged out, the people cheered, and the party drove away amid showers of rice. Later in the day the happy pair left for London and the Isle of Wight, where the honeymoon will be spent. Dinner was provided at the Boot Hotel for the church choir, bellringers, church officials, and a number of friends. Those present at the wedding breakfast, in addition to tne bride and bridegroom, were Mr. Kershaw and Mrs. Watkinson, Mr. John Watkinson and Mrs. Hamilton Young, Mr. J. B. Kershaw and Mrs. F. Watkinson, the Rev. G. Watkinson and Miss M. Sutcliffe, Mr. Priestley and Miss Ethel Watkinson, Mr. F. Watkinson and Miss Annie Watkinson, Mr. S. L. Watkin- son and Miss Janey Watkinson, Mr. James Watkinson and Miss Alice Watkinson, Mr. George Watkinson and Mrs. Davison, Mr. Davison and Mrs. Sam. Watkinson, Mr. Sam. Watkinson and Mrs. Sutcliffe, Mr. W. Sutcliffe, Miss Watkinson, Mr. H. Watkinson and Miss Lucy Sutcliffe, Dr. Kershaw and Mrs. W. Sut- cliffe, the Rev. C. Davies and Mrs. Dr. Kershaw, Mr. Joe Sunderland and Mrs. Priestley, Mr. K. Sutcliffe and Mrs. Joe Sunderland, the Rev. W. Jones and Miss Berry, the Rev. W. James and Miss Godfrey, Mr. S. Watkinson and Mrs. Jones, Mr. A. Watkinson and Mrs. James. The guests invited to the reception were Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Davies-Cooke, Miss Davies-Cooke, Mr. and Mrs. John Eldon Bankes, Mr. and Mrs. H. St. John Raikes, Mr., Mrs. and Miss Bates, Mr. and Mrs. Toller, the Rev. Canon and Mrs. Atkinson, Mr. Hiliard, Major Webber, Mrs. and Miss Webber, Mr. and Mrs. Hurlbutt, Mr. and Mrs. Rowley and party, Mr. S. Highley, Mr. and Mrs. Maybew, the Rev. E. M. Roderick, Miss Jones, Miss Davison, Miss Colman, Dr. and Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Prince, Mr. and Miss Parry, Dr. and Mrs. Skeene, Mr. W. Podmore, Mr. Thorn and the Misses Thorn, Mr. and Mrs. Francis, Mr. and Mrs. Alletson, Mr. and Mrs. John Fox, Mr. and Mrs. F. Prince, Mrs. Freme, Mrs. Hughes, Miss Hughes, Mrs.. Owen, the Rev. T. Jones and Mrs. Jones, and the Rev. A. Davies. The following is a list of the presents:— Bridegroom to bride, diamond bracelet and diamond crescent and star; bride to bridegroom, silver cigar case and dressing case, and gold studs and links, with crest engraved Mr. John Watkin- son (father of the bride), cheque Mrs. Watkinson (mother of the bride), silver tea and coffee service, silver kettle, and household linen; Mr. George Watkinson, silver tea service; Miss Fanny Wat- kinson and Messrs. F. H. and A. Watkinson, diamond ring; Mr. J. B. Kershaw. silver salver and large case of cutlery Mrs. Hamilton Young, silver coffee pot and tea kettle; Mr. Watkinson and Miss Watkinson, silver tea and coffee service Mr. George Watkinson, junr., silver salver; Mr. and Mrs. S. Watkinson, silver tea and coffee service and kettle; Mrs. Sutcliffe, case of silver teaspoons and sugar tongs and pepperettes; Mr. and Mrs. W. Sutcliffe, case of silver salt cellars the Rev. D. and Mrs. Spence, silver-mounted fish carver, with pearl handle; Miss Sutcliffe, silver mounted crown Derby biscuit box the Rev. George and Mr. S. Lord Watkinson, silver revolving covered breakfast dish; Miss Ethel Watkinson, yellow silk bed spread; Miss Alice Watkinson, yellow silk table cloth, antimacassars, and table centre Mr. James and Mr. S. Watkin- son, silver hairbrush; Miss Annie and Miss Janey Watkinson, silver hand mirror; the Misses Sutcliffe and Mr. R. Sutcliffe, silver muffineers; Mr. and Mrs. Davison, pair Worcester china vases; Mr. and Mrs. Hurlbutt, oil painting on copper; Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Davies-Cooke, silver candlesticks; Mr. and Miss Sanders, silver- mounted Russian leather carriage book Mr. and Mrs. J. Eldon Bankes, copper cachepot; Mr. and Mrs. Ramsden, Venetian mirror Miss Jones, silk sofa cushion and glove sachet; the Misses Porter and Mr. Porter, solid silver muffineers; Dr. and Mrs. Kershaw, silver sugar basin and sifter Mr. and Mrs. Sutcliffe, solid silver jug; the officials of Messrs. George Watkinson and Sons, South Wales Collieries, large silver tray; the Officials of Messrs. George Watkinson and Sons, Buckley Collieries, silver flower bowl Workpeople of Messrs. R. Kershaw, Woodvale Mills, Brighouse, marble and bronze timepiece and ornaments, with silver-mounted inscription; Dr. and Mrs. Kershaw, silver sugar basin and sifter; Mr. C. Rullan, silver cigar case; Mr. J. Lupton Booth, two silver cigar ash trays Mr. J. Bottom- ley, silver cigarette box; Mr W. Field, two silver flower vases; Mr. and Mrs. Field, silver fruit spoons; the Bradford Cricket Club, silver flagon; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sunderland, silver fish carver and fork Mr. Humfray, silver entree dish Mr. Shaw (steward at Crow Nest), silver-mounted fish carvers Messrs. Priestley, plush tablecloth Mr. B. Hurst, gold mounted silk umbrella; Messrs. Lancaster and Wright, solicitors, cost of conveyance of 'Elmwood House,' Brighouse Mr. Harrison Benn, silver mounted wall mirror Mrs. Baines and family, silver cake basket; Mr. John Ambler, Worcester flower vases Mr. Henry Bottomley, silver card basket; members of Shibden Hall Rovers' Cricket Club, silver fluted flower bowl, with pedestal and inscription Mr. and Miss Bradwell, silver fruit dish Mr. Ferguson, silver- mounted liqueur bottle, glasses, and stand; Mr. and Mrs. Rowe, silver-mounted champagne jug Mr. Barcbard, silver-mounted cut-glass claret jug; Mr. Harry Collier, silver inkstand, pen, and pencil; Miss Sharpe and Fraulein Weidmann, Jane Austen's works; members of the Bradford County Conservative Club, large inlaid drawing-room lamp, with shade; Mr. and Mrs. Bower, silver and ruby epergne Surface Men at Buckley Collieries, hot water kettle; Mr. J. W. Smithies, J.P., pearl card case; Mr. T. Priestley, silver-mounted carvers in case; Mr. and Mrs. Rowley and family, large framed engraving, Launched in Life' Mr. David and Mr. Percy Newby Salmond, set of silver-mountad china teacups and six silver teaspoons, in case Mr. and Miss Wilson, silver cover revolving breakfast dish; Mr. Robinson, gold inlaid tortoiseshell cigar case and matchbox; Mr. and Mrs. W. Smith, brazed silver coffee service and tray the Misses Elliott and Mr. Elliott, case of twelve silver teaspoons and sugar tongs; Miss Berry, boudoir cloth; the Teachers and Scholars of East Northop Sunday School, Oxford Bible, with gilt inscription; the Rev. A. H. Fish and Mrs. Fish, Florentine china vases; Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Naylor, silver egg boiler; Mr. S. Highly, gold tipped amber cigar- holder, in solid silver case; Mr. and Mrs. T. Bottomley, silver salver; Mr. and Mrs. K. Black- burn, drawing-room brass stind lamp and shade Mr. and Mrs. Bettinson, silver-mounted fish carvers; Mr. and Mrs. Freme, china flower bowl:; Miss I Toon, lacquered brass vases Miss Evans, gold bracelet; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parry, silver sugar basin, and silver sugar tongs Dr. Purdon, silver bon-bon dish; Miss Godfrey, sofa blanket; Miss Thorpe, silver pickle forks; Miss Jones, knitted d'oyleys; Mr. and Mrs. F. Prince, silver scent bottle; Mr. W. Podmore, silver nut crackers; Miss L. Morgan, fancy pencil Miss K. Lowe, silver sardine server Rev. Canon and Mrs Atkinson, silver calendar the Misses Richardson, silver photo frame Dr. and Mrs. Edwards, silver salts; Mr. and Mrs. Hancock, silver bonbon dish Mrs. Fox and family, silver-mounted butter knife; Mr. G. Alletson, silver-mounted button hook and shoe horn in case Miss Adam, Cairngorm, silver brooch Mr. and Mrs. Beckett, silver bonbon dish, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Prince, large silver button hook Mr. and Mrs. John Fox, silver- mounted cake knife the Rev. W. and Mrs. James, prayer book in leather case Mr. and Mrs. Alletson, embroidered linen afternoon tea cloth Mrs. E. Astbury, hand-painted satin handkerchief satchet Mr. John Astbury, silver ring case Messrs. Hart Davies and Son, silver-mounted silk um- brella Messrs. Brown and Co., Honiton lace pocket handkerchief Messrs. Oakes and Griffiths, white moircella quilt Mrs. Wright, Valen- ciennes lace handkerchief; Miss Wright, bed- room slippers Mr. and Miss Lowe, silver flower vase Mr. and Mrs. Blane, silver inkstand Messrs. Henry Roberts and Son, silver eggstand Mr. Edward Astbury, silver butterknife servants at Brook Park, silver-mounted china biscuit box servants at Crow Nest, including gardeners, coach- man, and groom, afternoon tea kettle on brass stand an old nurse, bedroom candlesticks coach- man and his wife at Brook Park, china sugar basin and cream jug in stand; Mrs. Millington, copper kettle; Mrs. Roberts, breakfast cruet; Nurse Roberts, wall bracket; Miss J. Williams, set of china jugs; Mr. and Mrs. Jones, case of silver- mounted knife rests; Mrs. R. Williams, china afternoon tea set and tray Miss M. Williams, china dressing table set and tray. MR. J. M. SING-MISS E. J. BARTON. The Neston and Parkgate district was en fits on Wednesday, the occasion being the marriage of Miss Emily Jane Barton, of Highfield, Parkgate, and Mr. James Millington Sing, of the Dell Beechwood, Aigburth, Liverpool. The bride is well known in the neighbourhood, having been actively associated with most of the parochial philanthropic movements. She is the fifth daughter of the late Mr. Henry Barton, of Rock Ferry, and the family is one of the oldest in the Hundred of Wirral. The bridegroom is the eldest son of Mr. Joshua Sing, J.P., of Kelton, Aigburth, and is a well-known Liverpool merchant. Both Parkgate and Neston were profusely decorated in recognition of the joyous event, lines of bunting crossing the thoroughfares in all directions, in addition to the great number of flags displayed at the windows of the residences on the route from the bride's house to the church. The latter was most tastefully decorated with flowers by the Misses M. and B. Comber, Miss Lacy Miss M. Sawers, and Mrs. W. E. Whineray, and was early filled with a large and fashionable congregation, while the churchyard and approaches were thronged with spectators. The ceremony took place at 2-45, with full choral service, the officiating clergy being the Dean of Manchester, the Revs. Canon Sing (brother of the bride- groom, vicar of St. John's, Derby) and H. R. Sherwen (Neston). Dr. MacDonald Sing (London), brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man, and the bride was given away by Mr. J. G. Churton (Manor House.) Among the relations present were Mr. Joshua Sing, J.F. (Aigburtb), Miss Barton (Rock Ferry), Miss Meta Barton, Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Cham- berlain (Llandudno), Miss Chamberlain, Mr. and Mrs. J. Ismay, (Broad Green), Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Sing (Aigburth), Mrs. Rodger P. Sing (Aigburth), Miss Ethel Barton (Llan- gollen), and the Rev. E. P. Powell (Rock Ferry). The bride looked very charming in a dress of steel grey satin, with velvet toque to match. She wore a diamond brooch and bracelet, the gift of the bridegroom, and carried a choice bouquet, also the gift of the bride- groom. The bridesmaids were the Misses Hilda and Elsie Sing (daughters of the bridegroom), and Miss Chamberlain (Llandudno), and Miss Olive Ismay (Liverpool), neices of the bridegroom. They wore white alpaca skirts, with full silk bodices, and white satin sashes; large Tuscan hats, trimmed with yellow and white chiffon and feathers, and carried bouquets of yellow marguerites, tied with white ribbon, the bouquets and their gold curb bracelets with padlocks being the gift of the bride- groom. Mr. H. H. Bulley presided at the organ, and played several appropriate selections, concluding with the Wedding March' as the bridal party left the church. Merry peals were rung upon the bells immediately after the ceremony, and repeated at intervals during the day and evening. A reception was held during the afternoon at the Manor House, about 180 guests attending. The happy pair afterwards drove to Hooton, en route for London, where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride's travelling dress was a tailor-made coat and skirt of brown cloth, with brocaded vest and toque of brown velvet with roses to match. The following is a list of the wedding presents:— BRIDE'S PRESENTS. From bridegroom to bride, gold watch, gold bracelet set with diamonds, half hoop diamond ring, coral ring, Prayer Book; Miss Hilda Sing, Miss Elsie Sing, and Mr. Harold M. Sing, long gold watch chain; Miss Barton, Rock Ferry, silver serviette rings Miss Meta Barton, Rock Ferry, silver fish oarvers; Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain, Llandudno, tall silver lamp; Miss Chamberlain, Llandudno, embossed silver box Mr. and Mrs. Ismay, Broad Green, Sutherland walnut tea able; Master Kingsley Ismay and Miss Olive Ismay, Broad Green, Limoges toilet dressing table set; Mr. and Mrs. Churton, Neston, silver tea tray Mrs. Macgregor, gold brooch Mrs. Turner and Miss Carter, Park- gate, silver-backed hair brushes Mr. Charles Carter, silver-backed hand mirror the Misses Young, Waterloo, silver-backed clothes brushes Capt. and Mrs. Peel, Rock Ferry, brass inkstand and letter rack; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hall, Oxton, gold and pearl brooch; Mrs. Rathbono, Backwood, silver mounted smelling salts bottle; Mrs. H. Bladon, afternoon teacloth Mrs. A. Ceasar and Mrs. P. Napier Jones, case of scissors Mr. and Mrs. George Eaton, ostrich feather fan mounted in mother of pearl; the Misses Eaton (4), silver shoehorn, button hook and glove fastener the Misses Chris, and Barbara Eaton, flower vases Mr. Edgar Baker, photograph frames; Miss Marian Ward, Coalport china bowl; Miss Lacey, butterfly veil fastener Mr. Henry Churton, silver biscuit box Dr. Yeoman, silver bon-bon dish Mrs. C. W. Yeoman, silver photo- graph frame; Mrs. and Miss Radcliffe, Scar- borough, alabaster vases; the Misses Sawers, dress handkerchiefs; the Misses Gamon, flower bowl; Mr. Algernon H. Powell, silver crucifix; the Misses Lyon, set of flower stands for table Miss W. Radcliffe, Scarborough, dessert d'oyleys Mrs. Leigh, Oakshott, embroidered blotting book; Col. and Mrs. Justice, silver-mounted tortoiseshell comb and glove stretchers Mr. and Mrs. Price, silver-mounted photograph frame; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, silver cream jug; Mr. and Mrs. Hall, Rock Ferry, Limoges tea service the Misses Cowan, leather glove and handkerchief case Miss Lloyd, Wimbledon, Delia Robbia bowl and jug: Mr. and Mrs. Cramer Roberts, silver-mounted umbrella; Mrs. Henry Wheeler, Cheltenham, silver-mounted vase Mrs. Johnson; Houghton, silver-mounted telegram form case; Bishop Cramer Roberts and Mrs. Cramer Roberts, pair of framed engravings Miss Williams, Llan- dudno, gold and blue inkstand; Mr. and Mrs. Sing, Aigburtb, Shetland shawl Mrs. Lloyd, Parkgate, old china; Mr. and Mrs. Hubback, Rock Ferry, gold bracelet; the Misses Roberts, large sofa cover Miss Johnstone, Leamington, vase; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Rogers, Doulton vases; the Rev. H. R. Sherwen, prayer book; the Very Rev. the Dean of Manchester, silver serviette rings; Mr. Tinley Barton, Llan- gollen, rose bowl; Mrs. Maclure, table centre the Misses Young, Neston, embroidered table centre; Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Peel, silver mounted scent bottle Mrs. Salter, London, Kaga cups and saucers Miss Stafford, Neston, embossed card tray Mrs. Barnes, Hoylake, case of silver- mounted accessories for dressing table; Mr. and Mrs. Whineray, silver cake dish; Miss Doris Whineray, silver hairpin tray; Mr. and Mrs. Oakshott, Rock Ferry, tall silver candlesticks Minnie and Harriet Minshull, cheese dish Mrs. Minshull, pair of buckles Mr. Glover, Oxton, pair of silver topped scent bottles; Mrs. Eaton, Cheltenham, work bag and string box; Mr. and Mrs. Comber, silver-mounted pin cushion; Miss May Comber and Miss Biddie Comber, silver- mounted scent bottle; Miss Sing, embroidered tray cloth; Mr. Johnson, Neston, cut-glass pre- serve stands; Mr. and Mrs. Scarrett, tea cloth Mrs. Busby, flower vases; Miss Phyllis Busby, worked table cloth Miss Sybil Busby, work bag; Miss D. and Miss M. Busby, cup and saucer Miss K. Halifax, Tunbridge Wells, painted photograph frame, pincushion, and chair back; Miss Hall, Larchwood, embroidered blotter; Mrs. T. H. Tydd, salt cellars and spoons Miss Allardice, worked tea cloth Mrs. Sawers, silver teaspoons and sugar tongs Miss Mary Sawers, Honiton lace pocket handkerchief; Colonel and Mrs. Lacy, tea stand and brass tray; Mr. and Mrs. W. Fleming, pair of Jubilee plaques, Doulton ware Margaret Muriel Jones, teacloths; Annie Bathu, vases Ethel Dodd, paper stands Mr. and Mrs. W. Becket Hill, Rock Ferry, wrought iron and copper fern stand; Mrs. Barrett, Wedgewood rases Mr. Elliott, Hoylake, embroidered hand- kerchief sachet; Mr. and Mrs. Harmood Banner, silver cake dish Miss Pownall, Worcester orna- ment; Mrs. Richardson, teacloth; Mr. and Miss Haigh, Royal Crown Derby vases Mrs. Richards, Llangollen; silver nut crackers; Mrs. Ernest Royds, Honiton lace handkerchief) Mr. and Mrs. Percy Churton, silver photo frame; Mrs. Maclean Graham, set of blue china ornaments; Mrs. Speechley, Wedgewood vases; Mrs. Tinley Barton, netted d'oyleys; Mrs. Montgomery, Parkgate, cake dishes; Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster, silver ink- stand; George B. Eaton, silver-mounted scent bottle; Mr. J. E. Lloyd, Parkgate, old china. BRIDEGROOM'S PRESENTS. From bride to bridegroom, gold sleeve links and set of gold studs, alligator skin leather case Joshua Sing, Esq., J.P., cheque Mrs. Sing, silver cigar case, flask, and matchbox Mrs. Alexander Powell, pair of embossed silver spoons the Misses Kekewich, ivory and silver paper knife Mr. and Mrs. Hinton, Spalding, Worcester rose-leaf vase Mr. James Dodd, silver flower stand Mrs. Robert Healey, Delia Robbia vase Mrs. George Taylor, Bakewell, majolica orna- ment Mrs. Godwin, London, wrought iron and brass candle and flower stands the Rev. E. J. Sing and Mrs. Sing, silver sugar spoon Mr. and Mrs. Alex. M. Sing, set of four silver bon- bon dishes; Dr. MacDonald Sing, silver dish; Mr. and Mrs. Roger P. Sing, silver egg server; Mr. Mark Synge, 8th Bengal Infantry, pair of Indian silver vases Miss Tweedy, silver fusee box; Mr. Algernon H. Powell, silver-mounted pipes in morocco case; Mr. William Adamson, elephant tusk paper knife; Mr. Harold M. Sing and the Misses Hilda and Elsie Sing, ebony hair brushes; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Armstrong, silver-mounted claret jug; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pim, Maghull, Nansen's 'Farthest North'; Rev. Ernest Under- hill, silver-mounted spirit decanter; Mr. and Mrs. J. Edgar Gordon, Delvitt's Les Chroniqueurs de L'histoiro de France; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. D. Schoales, pair of silver candlesticks; Mr. Edwin J. Guest, J.P., silver cigarette case Miss Williams and Miss Fairbrother, pair of candlesticks.
DEE FISHERIES IN DANGER. -.or LANCASHIRE'S DESIGNS. PROTEST FROM FLINT. At the quarterly meeting of the Flint Town Council on Tuesday evening, the Town Clerk (Mr. Henry Taylor) reported that he had received a letter from the clerk of the Lan- cashire County Council as to the Lancashire sea fisheries scheme. The question was whether they should be allowed to interfere with the Dee fisheries, their intention being at the expiration of one month from the 7th Aug. to make applicatioh to the Board of Trade for an order amalgamating the Lancashire and Western Sea Fisheries Districts, and extending the limit of the present Lancashire district so as to include as much of the river Dee as is on the seaward side of a line drawn from Burton's Head across to Connah's Quay. Alderman DYSON Has that been assented to by the County Council ? Alderman T. W. HUGHES Oh no. Alderman DYSON I for one simply say 'No.' Alderman JOSEPH HALL thought this was the coolest attempt that had ever been made to deprive the Flintshire and Cheshire fishermen of their liberties, which had existed for many, many years. (Hear, hear.) Some time ago Lancashire acquired the lower estuary of the river from Hilbre Island to Point of Ayr, he might almost say, by a piece of sleight of hand. (Laughter.) The members of the Dee Fishery Board at the time favoured that concession, but now they saw the evil of it. Lancashire had got in the thin end of the wedge, and now they wanted the whole of the estuary from Burton Point to Connah's Quay. The Dee Fishery Board bad surrendered the best fishing-ground already. This had been a very disastrous season for all the fishermen. It was well-known to most of them that a oonforence was held at Chester Castle, on the 11th May, to consider the amalgamation of the Lancashire and Western fisheries, but it was in reality an attempt to deprive the conservators of the Dee of the whole of the river. As Mr. John Thompson had just stated in his letter to the newspapers, the designs of Lancashire were then unmasked. If the river was transferred to Lancashire, away went the liberties and livelihood of the Connah's Quay and Chester fishermen. The Lancashire Board wanted to collect in subscriptions from the various authorities a sum of X3,400, of which the Flintshire County Council was asked to contribute X56, but of which, he might say, they would never get a farthing; and if the Flint Town Council assented to the proposal, a demand would also be made upon them for a subscription. By their scheme Lancashire pro- posed to police the whole of the western fisheries, with a sea board covering about 170 miles, with two boats. They could see the absurdity of that on the face of it. The Hon. H. Holbrook, of Parkgate, had, denounced the whole thing as a sham. He maintained that the Dee Fishery Board with their present staff were quite capable of efficiently policing the river themselves. If they acceded to the pro- posals of the Lancashire authority, the effect would be most disastrous, and he thought they should be resisted to the utmost. It was well known that there was a scarcity of fish on the Lancashire side, and the fact was the Lancashire authorities did not care so much about the western fisheries; they wanted to appropriate the river Dee. In a few days time the Lancashire fishermen would be tearing up the mussel beds and sweeping the estuary with their large trawlers. That being so it was imperative that the Flint Corporation should do what they could to assist in opposing this barefaced scheme, and he proposed that the town clerk should take the necessary steps conjointly with the Chester Fishery Board with that object. Alderman T. RYAN seconded. Alderman T. W. HUGHES, in supporting the motion, thought the Council should at once lodge a protest of its own against the applica- tion, and ask to be heard at the enquiry, but he did not agree with everything Mr. Hall had said. He hoped no member would think he in any way favoured Lancashire, because he did not..The duties of the Chester Fishery Board were two-fold. In the first place, they were conservators as far as the salmon were concerned, and in the next place they were formed by an Act passed ten years ago into a sea fishery district, with power to frame bye-laws and look after the sea fisheries apart from the salmon. He should like the Council to bear in mind that this application on the part of Lancashire referred only to the sea fishery, and not to the salmon. They did not propose to touch the jurisdiction of the Dee Fishery Board at all with regard to salmon, but only with regard to the sea fisheries. He attended the conference referred to at Chester Castle, when all the representatives of the Welsh counties favoured amalgamation. All Mr. Thompson and other members wanted was that it should be clearly understood that Lancashire, in extending her boundaries, did not come into the river Dee with regard to the sea fisheries. He saw no objection at all to the amalgamation, indeed, the two counties ought to join if only for the sake of economy in saving a double staff. It was well known that a great deal went to waste under the present system. Inasmuch as Flintshire, outside the Dee, had derived very little benefit from the amalgamation, he did not think they should be asked for a contribution, and he did not suppose they would be asked, but the application for amalgamation having been made, he failed to see why they should oppose it, except so far as to make it clearly under- stood that Lancashire's jurisdiction must not come beyond the estuary of the Dee. As to Alderman Hall's statement that it would mean the destruction of the fishery of the Dee, he pointed out that if a Lancashire fisherman at present wanted to come into the Dee nobody could stop him. They knew very well that during the last few years many of the Dee fishermen had complained loudly about the Lancashire boats coming into the Dee, and reaping the benefit of the preservation of the mussel beds and so forth by the Dee authority. He submitted that the latter were far better able to look after the fisheries of the Dee than any outside authority. The proposition that the Town Clerk should communicate with the Board of Trade, inti- mating that the Council would oppose the proposal, and asking to be heard at the inquiry, was carried unanimously. OPPOSITION FROM FLINTSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. The same subject came before the Flintshire County Council, at its quarterly meeting at Rhyl, on Wednesday, Mr. W. Elwy Williams presiding. The CLERK (Mr. T. T. Kelly) reported having received notice of Lancashire's application, proposing to take in the estuary of the Dee, and over-ride the jurisdiction of the present Fishery Board. Immediately upon the receipt of the communication he gave notice that the County Council would oppose the application, anu the Board of Trade had replied, acknowledging the receipt of the objection. Alderman WILLIAM DATIES (Caergwrle) moved that the action of the Clerk be confirmed, and that they should offer every opposition to the scheme. Mr. SAMUEL DAVIES (Bagillt), who seconded, agreed that they should use every means of protesting against Lancashire or anybody else interfering with their rights in the river Dee. Alderman JOSEPH HALL (Flint) supported the proposition, urging that if the scheme of Lan- cashire was carried out, the river Dee fisheries would become practically non est. He was sorry to say there was a feeling of sympathy enter- tained towards the Lancashire fishermen even by men who ought to know better. ("Shame," and another voice Not in this Council ?") If the County Council were foolish enough to sanction this proposal, they would be asked for a contribution of 956 towards the cost of work- ing the scheme. Mr. T. W. HUGHES (Flint) did not know whether Mr. Hall regarded him as one of the sympathisers with Lancashire- (laughter)- but they should keep their minds clear as to what the proposals of Lancashire were. He quite agreed that they should oppose the scheme so far as it concerned the fisheries of the Dee, and a resolution to that effect was unanimously adopted by the Flint Town Council the previous evening. He did not, however, think they ought to express any opinion on the question of the amalgamation of the Lancashire and Western Sea Fisheries Districts, because it was admitted by the other Councils on the Welsh seaboard that it would be for their benefit, and he did not see how the Flintshire Council would derive any advantage by opposing it. What they should do was to oppose the extension of the limits up the river Dee. Let them confine themselves to that, and leave the other question of the amalgamation alone. He pointed out that the jurisdiction of Lancashire applied only to the sea fisheries, and did not affect the salmon at all, so that Alderman Hall's contention about handing over the whole of the Dee fisheries to Lancashire was not correct. He, however, con- tended the Chester authority were far more able to look after the sea fisheries than the Lancashire authority. Alderman HALL: It is our duty, as the Flint- shire County Council, to keep the Lancashire Fishery Board entirely out of the Dee; they have no business in the Dee. The CLERK The application is to the Board of Trade to amalgamate the Lancashire and Western Sea Fisheries Districts, and when amalgamated to include a portion of the river Dee. Mr. HUGHES, speaking for himself, said he did not oppose the amalgamation of the Western and Lancashire sea fisheries. What he thought they ought to oppose was the ex- tension up the river Dee. It was possible for them to amalgamate and not come up the Dee, and that he thought would likely be the out- come of the present application. Mr. R. LL. JONES (Rhyl) remarked that if the Western Sea Fisheries Board were in favour of amalgamation with Lancashire, he did not see why they should waste their money and energy in opposing it. When the amalgama- tion had taken place, it would then be time to oppose to the utmost the application to appro- priate the estuary of the river Dee. He thought that was the position they ought to take up. Mr. HUGHES said he could not vote against the amalgamation as approved by the Welsh authorities concerned. Mr. R. LL. JONES said he would propose as an amendment that the clerk should be in- structed to oppose the appropriation of the estuary of the Dee. The CHAIRMAN suggested the matter should be referred to the General Purposes Committee to decide whether the whole scheme should be opposed or only part of it. Mr. WILLIAM DAVIES said there were two channels leading up to the estuary of the Dee, and if Lancashire got possession of these, they could take every fish coming up the river. Mr. HUGHES: They have got them now. On the advice of the clerk, it was eventually decided to oppose the scheme, leaving it to the General Purposes Committee to determine hereafter whether the opposition should or should not be confined to the part of the pro- posal which affected the estuary of the Dee.
FLINT HONOURS MR. HERBERT LEWIS, M.P. A pleasing ceremony followed the ordinary business at the quarterly meeting of the Flint Town Council on Tuesday evening, when Mr. J. Herbert Lewis, M.P„ attended to receive the freedom of the borough conferred upon him by a resolution of the Council in July last. The Mayor (Mr. S. K. Muspratt), in admitting Mr. Lewis to the freedom, said the duty on his part was a pleasing one because it came not only in the Jubilee year but in the year of Mr. Lewis's marriage. He alluded to the services rendered to the county by the member for Flint Boreughs as first chairman of the County Council, a position which he occupied for three years, and said he had helped to bring up that body from its babyhood to its present state of usefulness to the county at large. He had also taken a deep interest in the cause of education, having a very good, painstaking, and practical colleague in the deputy chairman, Mr. Pennant. In many other ways, apart from politics, Mr. Lewis had shewn his capabilities as a public man, and he only hoped that the piece of parch- ment he now handed to him would help him to remember the people of Flint, and that they should continue to work harmoniously together as a county council and a borough council. (Applause.) Mr. HERBERT LEWIS, in reply, said the honour which they had conferred upon him was one of the greatest they had to bestow, and certainly one of the greatest which he could receive. He need not tell them how highly he appreciated the fact that the freedom of the ancient capital town of his native county bad been conferred upon him. (Applause.) He valued it very highly not only on that account, but also on account of the fact that the body which conferred it was one which could trace its succession in a long un- broken record from very early times. In the course of the discussion that had taken place that evening, allusion had been made to the charter granted to the town of Flint more than six hundred years ago. What changes the Corporation of Flint had witnessed during that time It had seen the decay of the feudal system, it had witnessed the formation of counties in Wales, it had seen lately the establishment of other authorities, county, district, and parish councils, and through all those changes the Corporation of Flint had maintained its vitality unimpaired. He there- fore regarded it as a matter of pride to be associated with a borough so ancient, and one with such honourable traditions. He thought Flint was fortunate in having a historian as its town elerk. (Hear, hear.) He believed that one incentive at all events to public men in doing their duty for their borough was the degree of interest they took in the past history of that borough, and Mr. Taylor had certainly helped them all to realise that Flint had had a glorious past, and he trusted had inspired them to some degree to work for Flint because of what that past had had in store. In the old days, he thought Mr. Taylor would bear him out, the freedom of Flint was a very substantial advantage indeed. It meant sharing in the Corporation funds. (Laughter). Those days, of course, had long since passed away, but although the piece of parchment he had received did not carry with it those substantial and monetary advantages which belonged to the freedom of a town in ages now long past, the honour which it con- veyed to its recipient was one which he would value far more highly than any advantages of that kind. In conclusion, as the youngest burgess of the town, he wished all prosperity to the ancient borough, and thanked the Corpora- tion most heartily for being so kind as to forge another link that bound him to the town of Flint, and that gave, as he trusted, an incentive to do good work for Flint in tho future. (Applause.)
BETTING HOUSE PROSECUTIONS HEAVY PENALTIES.—William A. Dowling, commission agent, was on Friday fined X300 and costs at Bow- street, London, for keeping a betting house, and two clerks named Frederick Herbert and Henry Smith weie each fined R30 for assisting him. Defendants' books shewed, roughly, a profit of £ 7,000 eince April last. At Edinburgh, yester- day, Nicholas Cavanagh, barber, was fined X50 for allowing betting in his shop, and X-30 found therein was confiscated. THROAT AFFECTIONS AND HOARSENESS.—BROWN'S BEON> CllUL TKOCHES, which have proved so successful in America for the cure of Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Bronchitis, Asthma, Catarrh, or any irritation or soreness of the throat, are now imported and sold in this country at Is. l. per box. Put up in the form of a lozenge, it is the most convenient, pleasant, safe, and sure remedy for clearing and strengthening the voice in the world. No family should be without them. The genuine have tho words BROWX'S BRONCHIAL TEOCHES" on tbe Govern, ment stamp around eaoh box.-London Depot, 33, Far, ringdon-road, and of all Patent Medicine Vendors. 1
COUNTY POLICE COURT. — 0 SATURI)AY.- -Before Messrs. H. D. Trelawny, B. C. Roberts, J. Pover, and J. Davies. AN ITINERARY CLOCK REPAIRER IN TROUBLE. —Thomas Warraoley, travelling watch and clock repairer, Holt, WfU charged in custody with committing larceny as a bailee. Detective- Inspector Pearson "ked for a remand for a week, as by that time there would likely be other charges preferred against prisoner.— Thomas Worrall, Canghall, stated that pri- soner called cm him on the 29th April, and took away a gold watch to repair, after returning a silver watch which he had been attending to. He had seen neither the prisoner nor the watch since.-P.C. Pode received pritoner into custody from Altrrscham, with the watch in his possession. Prisoner gave the officer a pawn ticket for another watch, which was redeemed, and which it seemed was the property of g, person from Broxton.-Warmsley was remanded for a week. YOBTHFUL SOJOURNERS FROM HOME.—John Thomas Faulkner and Join Gleaves, two small boys, aged 13 and 12 respectively, appeared in. answer to a charge of sleeping out. The- parents of the children stated that the boys were often rambling away from home, and on this occasion the eldest one, who was quite, beyond the control of his pareats, had actually been absent about a week. The young wan- derers were bound over in their parents' recognisances to come up for judgment when called upon.
CITY POLICE COURT. 0 WEDNESDAY.—Before Messrs. W. Brown, R. Jackson, J. G. Frost, and Dr. Taylor. CHANGE OF TENANTS OF THE 'CROWN AND GLOVE. Mr. F. Lloyd, solicitor, made an application on behalf of Charles Mortimer, Wrexham, for temporary authority to sell at the Crown and Glove, Eastgate Row.-The Chief Constable The conduct of this house has not been quite satisfactory. That is the reason they are getting rid of the tenant. The applicant's character, however, is all that can be desired.—The Bench granted the application. THURSDAY.—Before Messrs. W. Brown, R. Jackson, and J. G. Frost. AN EX-POLICEMAN'S CRUELTY TO HIS WIFE. Elizabeth Hughes summoned her husband John Hughes, living at 12, Mill-street, Hand- bridge, for persistent cruelty to her.—Mr. E. Brassey, who appeared for complainant, said the parties had lived in Chester about twenty years, and practically all that time defendant had been illtreating his wife. The man was of drunken habits, and it was on this account that he was dismissed from the Liverpool police force, of which he was a member for five years. Complainant summoned him in 1894 for beating her, but this did not deter him from continuing such conduct. He said he would starve her to death, and continually beat her. A doctor, who treated the woman, said she was suffering from innumerable bruises from head to foot.' A month ago the man twisted her arms badly, intending to disable her for work. Defendant for some time past had done no work, and drank very much. The wife, who was obliged to live separately, desired a maintenance order for 5s. a week, and wanted the custody of the children.—Complainant, in giving evidence, said the bruises mentioned by the doctor were caused by her husband's violence towards her.- The Bench granted a separation order, giving the wife the custody of the two children, and ordering defendant to pay 5s. a week for their maintenance. EXTRAORDINARY THEFT.-Robert Glover, of no fixed residence, was charged in custody with stealing a quantity of hardware goods and a handcart, together the value of C7 14s. 2d., on Monday.—Charles Arthur Shorthouse, hard- ware merchant, Linenhall-street, said he engaged prisoner as a vanman to solicit orders. On Monday the man went out on his work with a quantity of hardware on a handcart, and did not return. Prosecutor had not yet recovered the property.—Detective-Inspector Gallagher deposed to receiving prisoner from the Wrexham police. The man admitted the charge, and said the prosecutor sent him out to hawk, and paid him 2s. in the £ on the sale of the goods.—Prosecutor said he denied sending prisoner out to hawk.—Prisoner was sent to gaol for seven days. ASSAULT.—Frederick Dodd, a shoemaker, residing in Lower Bridge-street, was summoned for assaulting Jane Dodd, a neighbour, on Monday last.—Complainant said defendant made allegations against her, which she denied, whereupon the man struck her heavily on the face several times.—Evidence was given in support of the case, and defendant was fined 20s. and costs, or an alternative of 14 days. imprisonment. AN OVERCROWDED LODGING- uousE.-Mary Sheen, 3, Herbert's-court, Crook-street, was summoned for keeping an unregistered lodging- house.—Detective Inspector Gallagher, who visited the house, said it contained only one bedroom, and had nine people sleeping in it, men and women being mixed up indis- criminately.—A fine of 10a. and costs was imposed. FRIDAY.—Before Messrs. W. Brown, J. J. Cnnnab, and R. Jackson. A HUSBAND'S DISGRACEFUL CONDUCT.—Wm. White, 48, Egerton-street, was charged in custody with threatening his wife, Margaret White.—Mr. W. H. Churton, for complainant, said his client had been compelled to take proceedings against her husband on account of his violent conduct towards her. Late on Wednesday night defendant came home in a drunken state, his wife and the rest of the family having retired to bed. He had a key, but instead of opening the door, he kicked and hammered it. His wife came downstairs and opened the door. Seeing his condition she ran upstairs; defendant followed her, stumbling heavily on the way, and threatened to put a bullet through her, and set fire to her bed. He also threatened his daughter in a most outrageous way. Complainant, whose life was in imminent danger, ran into the street partly dressed. Defendant then locked the front door, and the woman was kept in the street about two or three hours. The man had on numerous occasions abused his wife, and she wished him to be bound over in substantial sureties, in order to ensure peace in future.— Evidence was given in support of the case, defendant's son, Charles White, stating such disturbances had taken place continually for many years.—The Bench bound defendant in the sum of E20, with a surety of a similar amount, to keep the peace for six months, failing the production of which he would be sent to prison for a month. Mr. Churton applied for another summons against defendant for persistent cruelty, which was made returnable for Monday. SATURDAY.—Before Messrs. T. Smith and R. Jackson. TEMPORARY AUTHORITY.—Mr. W. H. Churton applied on behalf of a young man named John Jones, living in Seville-street, Chester, for temporary authority to sell at the Duke of Wellington public-house, flandbridge.- Granted. ° MONDAY.—Before the Mayor, Messrs. W. Brown, L. Gilbert, and R. Jackson. HE CAN Now HAVE A FREE RIDE.—Joseph Shepherd, of no fixed residence, was charged in custody with travelling on the London and North-Western Railway on Saturday without paying his fare.—Prisoner pleaded guilty. Ticket Collector Sheffield stated that on Satur- day night he collected the tickets from the Birkenbead train outside Chester Station.— Prisoner, when asked, did not produce his ticket, and said "Don't interrupt me, I am busy in conversation with these gentlemen." Wit- ness then went into the compartment, and rode into the station. On the arrival there prisoner made an attempt to escape. He afterwards admitted having no ticket, and said he was weary of tramping about, and got into the train to have a ride as far as it went. (Laughter.)— Railway Detective Weaver also gave evidence. —The Bench fined prisoner 10s. and costs, or in default fourteen days' imprisonment. A TROUBLESOME CHARACTER.—Margaret Rowlands, of no fixed residence, was charged with loitering in City-road the previous night, and also with damaging a policeman's whistle and a can to the extent of 2s.—P.C. Griffiths laid the information, and said when he spoke to prisoner she became most insolent and abusive. She threw his whistle away, and when in the cell smashed a can.—Prisoner, who has frequently been before the court, was sent to prison for a month on both charges, the sentences, to run concurrently.
The death is announced of the Marquis of Northampton. Earl Compton succeeds to the title, and a vacancy is thus created in the representation of the Barnsley Division."