ORDINATIONS. DIOCESE OF CHESTER. The Lord Bishop of Chester held an Ordina- tion in Chester Cathedral on Sunday, when the following were ordained :— j DEACONS. Alfred Alston, B.A., of Wadham College and I Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, licensed to Christ 1 Church, Monks Coppenhall (otherwise Christ i Church, Crewe). J Arthur Edward Marriott, B. A., of! St. John s ] College, Oxford, and Lichfield Theological College, licensed to Bowdon. Alan Campbell Morris, B.A., L.Th. of University College, Durham, licensed to St. Michael's, 1 Macclesfield.. Clement Arthur Yates, B.A., of Trinity College, Dublin, licensed to St. John's, Liscard (or 1 Egremont). PRIESTS. Thomas Edward Evans, M.A., of Jesus College, Oxford.. William Newsome Martin, B.A., of &c. Catherine's College, Cambridge. Henry Langham Muriel, B.A., of Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Ely Theological College. Clement Stuart Ricardo, B.A., of Christ Church, Oxford. The gospel was read by the Rev. C. A. Yates, B.A., newly ordained deacon, and the sermon preached by the Most Rev. the Lord Bishop of Calcutta, from St. John xx., 21 v. ST. ASAPH. A general ordination was held by the Bishop of St. Asaph in his Cathedral on Sunday, when the following were ordained:- DEACONS. Edward Richards, licentiate in divinity, Hat- field Hall, in the University of Durham; Wm. Aruthur Westley, B.A., St. David's College, Lampeter; Gruffyyd Howell Griffiths, B.A., St. David's College, Lampeter; Walter Parry De Winton Kitcat, B.A., Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and of Cyddesdon Theological College Bickerton Cross Edwards, B.A.. non-collegiate student, Oxford; Benjamin Jones-Evans, St. John's College, Oxford (by letters dimissory from the Lord Bishop of Bangor). PRIESTS. James David Jones, B.A., St. David's College, Lampeter; Joel Jenkins Davies, B.A., St. David's College, Lampeter; Evan Worthington Powell, M.A., Balliol College, Oxford. His Lordship afterwards licensed Mr. Edward Richards to the curacy of Rhos Llanerchrugog, Mr. William Arthur Westley to the curacy of Wrexham, Mr. Gruffydd Howell Griffiths to the curacy of Gyffylliog, Mr. Walter Parry De Winton Kitcat to the curacy of Buckley, Mr. Bickerton Cross Edwards to the curacy of Gresford. The preacher was the Rev. Ll. Wynne Jones, M.A., incumbent of St. Mark's, Wrexham.
THE DEE ESTATES. ——-♦ THE RECLAMATION SCHEME. A Hooley Company without a bevy of belted earls upon its Board will strike the great army of investors as somewhat novel. The new departure will be observed when the prospectus of the Dee Estates, Limited, is issued, and this (says the Westminster Gazette) will be very shortly. A gigantic reclamation scheme such as this undertaking requires a Board composed of exceptionally practical men, and the directors of the forthcoming company will include such experts as Mr. Marshall Stevens, now managing director of the Trafford Park Estates; Mr. Percival Fowler, son of the eminent civil engineer Sir John Fowler, Bart., and Mr. Bridgford, the well-known Manchester land and estate agent. The estate has been for some years in the hands of Mr. George H. Skelsey, of Oxton, Birkenhead, who will, it is understood, also join the Board after allotment. Of the property now about to pass into the hands of the new company upwards of 3,000 acres, situated between Chester and Queen's Ferry, are in a high state of cultiva- tion, while 19,000 acres have yet to be reclaimed. The intention is to develop West Kirby and Hoy lake, which are said to be capable of infinite extension, favourably situated as they are fronting the estuary of the Dee. Included in the sale to the company will be Mostyn Dock and the shipbuilding yard and land for docks at Connah's Quay-both properties capable of much development. The corrugated-iron works of Messrs. Summers and Sons have been erected on a large tract of the reclaimed land at Hawarden Bridge; and as the banks of the Dee are very suitable for such commercial undertakings, the establishment of many more works may be expected. The enterprise is obviously of national importance.
ACTION AGAINST A CHESTER LADY. 0 A DISPUTED NURSING CLAIM. At the Rhyl County Court on Friday, before his Honour Sir Horatio Lloyd, Miss Sarah Emma Parry, 9, Alexandra-terrace, Chester, was sued (as the executrix of the will of the late Mrs. Jane Jones) by Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Brookes, Victoria-avenue, Prestatyn, for X22 lis. 6d. for attendance, nursing, washing, rent, coal, &c., due by the deceased (Mrs. Jones). The case for the plaintiff was that she rented rooms to the deceased and attended her for many months, as the old lady was suffering from cancer and heart disease. When Mrs. Jones died, the defendant sued plaintiff (her cousin) for 912 due to the deceased on a pro- missory note for furniture plaintiff had bought at her sale, but plaintiff replied that she had a much larger claim against the deceased's estate. Plaintiff eventually paid the £ 12 into court, and then entered a separate action against defendant, who had settled the case as far as everything was concerned except for nursing and attendance, in respect of which E2 was paid into court, leaving the claim at E17. Defendant declined to pay more than 22 for the cursing of the deceased. Plaintiff with the defendant benetited under Mrs. Jones's will, receiving the deceased's furniture. Defendant was called and said that the plaintiff did not let her know that deceased was very ill until a short time before she died. She did not con- sider that plaintiff had been required to nurse the deceased, and she swore that Mrs. Jones before her death said that she would have been better looked after in the workhouse. His Honour allowed the plaintiff 95, less the £2 paid into court.
ISLE OF MAN MINING COMPANY. — 4- ANNUAL REPORT. The report of the directors of the Isle of Man Mining Company, Limited, to be submitted to the 44th annual general meeting at Chester, on Tuesday, the 28th inst., reads as follows:- The Directors regret to have to inform the shareholders that partly in consequence of the principal ore producing workings of the mine turn- ing out less productive during the past twelve months, and partly in consequence of scarcity of water on the dressing floors, it has been found impossible to raise and prepare for market as much ore as during the preceding year. The appearance of the bottom or 290-fms. level when first opened upon, about the time of our last meeting, was very satisfactory, but after a short distance in the driving became poor, and has so remained this has been a great disappointment, as it was confi- dently hoped that this level would show a good lode richer than the levels immediately above. The directors call the attention of the share- holders to Captain Kitto's very clear report as to this and he other levels, and from which it will be seen that there are several very encouraging features in the mine notably at the 260 and 275-fms. levels west; and the 290-fms. level at Beckwith's Shaft; and the 200-fma. level west on the north lode at Potts' Shaft. The average price of ore has improved during the past year 9s per ton. The ore raisings for the year have been 3,925 tons, against 4,550 in the previous year and the profit has amounted to R6,100 13s. 2d.. against £ 9,762 15s. in the previous year. £1,000 has been carried to the reserve fund for the redemption of bond debt, and X250 to the new works account. By the failure of the Panther Lead Co. in 1895, a final loss of £615 6s. 7d. has been incurred, which has been written off as a bad debt in the present accounts. The directors recommend that a dividend at the rate of 52 per cent. on the ordinary share capital of the company (the whole of which has already been paid by the directors in anticipa- tion) be declared; also that a dividend at the rate of 72 per cent. on the preference capital (of which one half-year at the same rate has already been paid on account) be declared, carrying forward a balance of JE786 7s. 3d. The retiring directors are Messrs. F. North and E. H. Perrin, who are eligible for re-election. The auaitor retires under pro- vision of the company's deed, but is also eligible for re-election.—JAMES MACKKE, Chairman.
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ALLEGED WOUNDING AT TARVIN WORKHOUSE. SERIOUS RESULT. At the Chester Castle Petty Sessions on Saturday, before Mr. H. D. Trelawny and other nagistrates, Thomas Williams, an inmate of the Farvin Union Workhouse, was brought up on emand charged with unlawfully wounding fohn Ledsham, a plasterer, residing in Elandbridge.-Dr. Guy Beatty, of North- wich, deposed to attending the injured man. rhe wound was not serious, but might have been much more so.—The Master of bhe house said prisoner was subject to epileptic fits, and was somewhat weak in his mind. He was of a very morose nature, and some time ago he threw an iron bar at a work- house official, and also a brick at another person. He was very dangerous at times.- P.C. Poole deposed that prisoner, when charged, said I didn't mean to hit him on the head, I meant to hit him on the back."—Prisoner was committed to the Quarter Sessions for trial.
THE SCHOOL BOARD QUESTION AT HAWARDEN. 0 At the monthly meeting of the Mold School Board, held on Wednesday evening, under the chairmanship of the Rev. E. Bithel. of Lees- wood, the Clerk (Mr. H. G. Roberts) read a communication from the Education Department affecting the education question recently raised in the Hawarden and Buckley districts. At the previous meeting of the Board the Education Department wrote saying they proposed to recommend the Local Government Board to include in the Mold School Board district that portion of the parish of Hawarden which would come within the area of the proposed Buckley Urban Council. This pro- posal was not well received among certain residents of Hawarden, and some little outcry was raised against part of Hawarden being in- cluded in a School Board district.—The Clerk read a letter, dated 11th inst., which stated that the previous letter was written under a misunder- standing with regard to the intention of the order of the County Council, and the modifica- tions proposed by the Local Government Board as to the formation of new parishes. As it was now proposed that the portion of Mold (rural) to be included in the new urban district of Buckley should be a separate civil parish, there would be no necessity for any alteration in the present school district of Mold.—Mr. J. Lamb (Buckley) said that the people of Buckley had no voice in the matter officially, except at the meetings of that Board, and he thought they ought to take the question up.—The Clerk ex- plained that the letter meant that the area of the School Board district would not be altered, and that part of Hawarden was not to be included in the district, as at first proposed.—Mr. Lamb said the Education Department were practically not falling in with the requisition of the County Council, but with the requisition of the Local Government Board. He could not see why there should be a misunderstanding of that kind. He wanted to know where the mis- understanding had arisen.—The Clerk Do you wish me to write to the Education Department, asking the nature of the misunderstanding ?— Mr. Lamb: Yes, if possible.—Mr. Prince thought the misunderstanding might have arisen from the interpretation of the in- structions of the County Council.—Mr. Lamb complained that the authorities had practically closed the matter without consulting the School Board.—The Rev. E. M. Roderick (the newly-appointed vicar of Ruabon) urged that the question did not affect that Board as it stood, being outside their district.—Mr. Lamb The matter won't rest there.—Mr. Prince: J think it is a matter for the Bucklev people t( take up themselves.—The chairman thought j there would be no harm in addressing an inquiry to the Education Department, and ultimately it was decided, on the proposition of Mr. Lamb, seconded by Mr. J. E. Davies (Cefn- y-Gader), to write to their Lordships, asking why there had been a misunderstanding, and why it was not now proposed to include part of Hawarden in the district.
THE EXTRAORDINARY SHOOTING OUT- RAGE NEAR WHITCHURCH. ♦ PRISONER COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. The Whitchurch Police Court was crowded to excess on Friday, for the magisterial investi- gation of the circumstances attending the extraordinary shooting outrage near Whit- church. The injured man, John Williams, although looking very ill, and with his arm in a sllng, was able to appear, and the prisoner, Daniel Ankers, was charged with attempted murder. The evidence of Williams, shewed that on the night of the outrage he was return- ing home from Whitchurch, accompanied by a man named Smith and Thomas Ceates, the latter of whom had had some drink. When passing the prisoner's house they were engaged in a conversation about fighting, when the door of the prisoner's house opened and the prisoner's son appeared and challenged the best of them to fight. During the fight between the prisoner's son and Ceates, prisoner came to the wicket gate and said "I'll help you at that game." Going into the house, he shortly re- appeared holding a gun. He came out into the road, and said Stand back, or I'll shoot the lot of you." Witness went towards the prisoner and attempted to seize the barrel, which was pointed at his body, from prisoner's shoulder. He failed to grasp it, and the next moment prisoner fired from a distance of two feet, the charge entering his left arm close to the elbow. He rushed at the prisoner to get hold of the gun, but the latter aimed a blow at his head with the barrel. He jerked his head away, and the blow fell on his left shoulder. Witness then seized the barrel, and struck him on the face, knocking him down. Mrs. Ankers, who at that moment came out of the house, rushed at witness, but he pushed her down. In the struggle which ensued for possession of the gun between prisoner, his wife, and son on the one hand, and witness, Smith, and Ceates on the other, it was broken, I Ceates securing the barrel. Witness was in great pain, and bled profusely, and his com- panions conveyed him to the Cottage Hospital. Smith and Ceates corroborated. Sergeant Morris said that upon going to prisoner's house three hours after the outrage, prisoner denied having any shot in his possession, but on making a search he found a quantity of shot and a packet of powder. Police- ernstable Roberts produced the clothing worn by Williams. The left side of the coat was covered with blood, and the arm of the coat and shirt were shot away completely. He found in the lining of the coat on the left side ten shots, and in the lining of the waistcoat on the same side thirty-eight shots. Around the jagged rent in the coat there were twenty-four small holes, and five similar holes in the waistcoat.-Dr. Gwynn gave evidence to the effect that the wound on the forearm was five inches long by three wide. The skin, fat, and some of the muscle had been cut clean away, and on the surface of the wound there were traces of burnt powder.—The prisoner made a statement, in which he said he had no animosity against Williams and his companions. He was not aware that the gun when he brought it out con- tained shot. He admitted having put in a small quantity of powder, but he only did so to frighten the men. He had been annoyed on Saturday nights by drunken men returning from Whitchurch, and on the night in question he was in bed and asleep when the disturbance arose. Being suddenly aroused, he got up, and hardly knew what he was doing.—Joseph Ankers, prisoner's son, a shoemaker at Brymbo, near Wrexham, said someone knocked his mother down, and when his father saw this he returned to the house and brought out the gun. He could not say whether or not the gun was fired deliberately or during the tussle for possession. Witness himself was badly treated by the men, his ribs being fractured and his head cut open with a cane.—Prisoner was com- mitted for trial at the assizes.
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CHESTER CYCLE CARNIVAL. + A SPLENDID PARADE. King carnival held undisputed sway over Chester on Wednesday. His approach had been felt for days, and the minds of the people were filled with the subject, for Cestrians and the inhabitants ef the country round are now proud of their yearly lantern cycle parade. There is cause for any such pride. For a place of the size of Chester, and given equal facilities, there is perhaps no town in the United Kingdom which can boast of so big or so smart an event ou similar lines. On the other hand the parade this year was thought by many to have con- tained fewer-cyclists than was the case last year. This may have been due to any variety or com- bination of circumstances which may not occur again, but it is certain that for splendour, Wednesday's procession was about the best of the series. The streets of Chester were con- siderably more animated all day than is usual, and towards six o'clock even people began to take up positions in order to witness the arrival of the cyclists, &c., and, later on, to see them again in the parade. An hour later all the streets along the route were lined with an eager, bustling, but, on the whole, good humoured crowd, which became denser and denser each minute, until one wondered where all the people came from. Meanwhile the judging was going on at the Linen Hall, where, when it became dark, and the lamps and lanterns were lit, a beautiful scene of splendour and light was presented. Eight o'clock drew on, and at that hour confusion resolved itself into order, and the pageant unrolled itself. At a quick step, well marshalled, and pre- ceded by an army of active skirmishers in the shape of collectors, it wound its way along Nicholas-street into the glare of the electric lights of Grosvenor street. Here it may be mentioned that last year we had not the electric light for the carnival. It was quite as well for the purposes of the event, as the fierce white light made many of the illuminations on bicycles, vehicles, &c., rather sickly by contrast. Electricity, however, was used to some extent in the lighting up of a few of the pieces in the procession with con- siderable effect, especially in the Diamond Jubilee arrangement with a bust of the Queen in the centre, Dr. Vint and the man in a trance, and the Egyptian embassy car. To resume, the procession passed out of Grosvenor-road into Bridge-street, up Northgate-street to the junction of Liverpool and Parkgate roads, then down George-street, Brook-street, Egerton- street, Seller-street (instead of City-road), Foregate-street, Eastgate-street, and North- gate-street again to the Town Hall. The crowds at nearly all points were immense, but happily the processionists were not impeded to the extent they might have been, and they reached the Market Square, where the Regi- mental dep6t band had been playing a capital list of selections, in good time. Here the ground could not be seen for people, and it was at this point that perhaps a better view could be obtained than anywhere else. The procession was headed by the band of 2nd Volunteer Battalion (Earl of Chester's) Cheshire Regiment, followed by the well horsed, smart-looking Eaton fire brigade, and the Chester and George-street cycling clubs Then came the pipers' band, 1st Chester Scottish, the characters being taken by Messrs G. Ellis, J. Samuels, D. Hunter, W. Reid, G Adams, W. Salisbury, F. Simpson, and J Miller. They appeared perfectly at home in th( kilt, and performed on miniature bagpipes much to their own credit, to the wrathfulnesi of musicians, and the uttermost amusement o: the general body of spectators. The decoratec boat,' Indian Scout Canoe,' containing Mr. J. B 5 Green and party, the band of the 1st V.B.R.W.F. the Wrexham, Pulford, and Rossett cycling [ clubs, Connah's Quay brass band, Sandycroft an< Helsby Fire Brigades, and the lady cyclists passed in due order, preceding the Darktown Fire Brigade. The engine was an erection on wheels, built as a caricature of a real manual, and drawn by a donkey, some of the gallant firemen riding, while most of them executed antics of all kinds along the route. The decorated boat Loving couple on honeymoon came after the 1st Flintshire Royal Engineers (Buckley), the steamer and manual with full contingent of men belonging to the Earl of Chester's Fire Brigade, and the Runcorn and Northwich cycling clubs. The tableau was one of the finest in the whole procession, and was regarded with admiration by all who saw it. The boat was tastefully decorated with flowers and ever- greens, and brightened by a large number of tairy lamps, the whole effect being capital. Mr. Broome and party deserve special mention for their ingenuity. Tarporley Town brought up the immediate rear of the loving couple, being followed by the Tarporley Fire Brigade, Tarporley St. Helen's Football Club, and the Tarporley and Clotton I.O.R. Brass Band. Still they came. Robin Hood and his merry men, the next tableau, was an interesting and pretty sight, the Foresters who took the characters being heartily applauded for their Representations. Holt and Farndon, and Kelsall cyclists, with the Liverpool and Crewe wheel- men, formed the front and rear of the Working Men's Mission Brass Band, the Queen's Ferry Fire Brigade and the tableau Bubbles' fol- lowing. This was an exceedingly pretty little arrangement, and the coloured rays of light peeping out through the perforations, with the general rainbow-bued illumination of the vehicle, had a charming effect. It was pleasing to note a large party of Rock Ferry cyclists passing along in front of the marvellous medley of unattached wheelmen, comical camp fol- lowers, and the Christleton Band. Last, and it was a fitting finale to a gorgeous procession, appeared the Egyptian Embassy car. This was the most imposing item in the whole parade, although it would be too much to say it sur- passed the honeymoon couple's boat in some respects. On the car was built an erection of a glorified palanquin type, with uprights and roof all draped in flowing white. Surmounting the roof was a representation of the Sphinx bearing a large electric light, smaller lamps bright with the same illuminant swinging below the roof, and interspersed among the drapery all over the car. The lights, which had been fitted by Mr. F. Jones, were ingeniously con- trived so as to shew white and red alternately, this little idea adding much to the effect, while the revolving wheels on the top of each corner, and worked by one of the suite by means of a crank connected with each, was a clever arrangement which mystified many and interested all. Mr. J. M. Burnett was the ambassador, and the bearers' were Messrs. W. Daniels, W. Schofield, W. War- rington, H. Gardner, and H. Hughes. Mr. Dobbins lent the car. There were other tableaux besides those mentioned. Of these the Runcorn Blue Hungry Band calls for special remark. It was composed of about a score of wandering minstrels, all rags and tatters, with an energetic conductor, and in- struments bent, battered, tuneless, and altogether suitable. The noise they made was indescribable; it was enough to turn one's hair grey, and it was as much enjoyed as-the bagpipes. And then there was Muldoon's Picnic Party (afterwards represented at the Town Hall parade by J. Moore and J. McHale). What a happy lot they were, to be sure, and how they amused them- selves and everybody else! Indeed, the funny element was preponderant-as of course it should be—among both cyclists and collec- tors. Weary Willy and Tired Tim (J. L. Lewis and W. Rasbotham) dragged themselves along most pathetically; the I Wrecks of the Race' (Wilbraham and Lloyd) exhibited the remains of themselves and their clothes to the delighted onlookers; and the Naughty Boy (L. Bebing- ton, Pulford) trotted about with a most woe- begone expression of countenance. Our Back Garden (Ernest Mitchell) was a fearful and wonderful combination of flowers, vegetables, garden implements, and other things, with the spout of a watering can (with a rose at the end) for a nose. The Twin Brothers (H. and T. Pritchard) were very much in evidence, and their original and exactly similar costumes made them conspicuous objects at any distance where a straight view could be obtained. They wore electric lights as breastpins, and had to duck when they passed under the Eastgate. McNab and Mrs. Tinkler (Tasker and Hindley) —they were a very affectionate couple these two-kept the fun going wherever they went, as did also Papa's Little Rosebud (J. E. Barton), who tripped about quite gaily con- sidering her apparent age, which might have been anything from thirty up to fifty-five. So much for the comic section. There were other costumes quite as striking in another way. Miss Mabel Lee, of Whitchurch, was a perfect picture as a match girl, and well deserved her first award. Harvest (Miss B. Compton), was another strikingly picturesque representation, while Little Red Riding Hood and Bonnie Boy Blue (Miss Beattie T. Roberts and Master Ernest Goodwin) were capitally got up and greatly admired. One idea struck two people, J. Billington and E. T. Rose. The former appeared as the X Rays, while the other's nom de plume was 'A Bona fide Company.' Both were dressed alike, yet differently. That is to say, each was encased in tightly-fitting black overalls, on which the bones were painted in white, so as to represent a skeleton. What a difference there must be in the structure of different people! Rose's get-up was awarded a prize; it was especially ghastly, his machine also bearing black lamps, the light streaming out through openings which were well-defined instances of the skull and crossbones. It seems there is also a joke lying about in connection with his name. We cannot leave this descrip- tion of the parade without mentioning two pieces which were of more than ordinary interest. One represented the Diamond Jubilee, and for it Mr. R. M. Jones and Mr. Lawler were awarded the first prize for the best decorated machine. Under an arched roof of flowers, and surrounded with them was placed a bust of Queen Victoria, the whole affair being lighted by electricity. This illuminant, as before stated, was used in the Dr. Vint turnout. It is a year within a fortnight since the memorable ex- posure ot the Doctor' took place, and the subject is not yet dead by any means. Mr. E. Banner personated the mesmerist to perfection, and put a big doll (representing the man in a trance) to sleep in marvellous time. We are informed on reliable authority that the 'man' is yet asleep. Among the many other costumes not mentioned above, and some of which were prize-winners, were Devil's Imp (G. Davy), May Queen, Klondike Miner, Ruination (Miss W. Owen), Black and White (Clegg and Vernon), Mrs. Noblett, of Everton toffee fame, Minnie Palmer (A. E. Eaton), Queen of the Mohicans (Miss Maggie Icke), Chinese Mandarin (G. Stewart), Sweep (C. Wilbraham), Weary Walker (S. C. Coward), Sir Walter Raleigh (Sidney Jones), Parsee (Pharsee) Lady (W. Rowlands), Lord Nelson (A. E. Bohane, Liverpool), Home Rule (Lionel Ruby), Sea Nymph (Miss P. Icke), &c. The parade was by no means over when it reached the Town Hall. The characters were again marshalled in the Market Hall, and they paraded one by one across the stage in the Assembly-room in the Town Hall. This was one of the most amusing parts of the evening's proceedings, the wonderful, ludicrous, ridiculous, and imposing make-ups being shewn in all their beauty or otherwise. Some of the characters skipped across like frightened rabbits, many seemed overpowered by the importance of the occasion, and nearly all of them vastly amused the spectators, for whose edifieation Mr. Ledsham stationed himself at the entrance of the platform, and announced in stentorian tones the name of each character as it came forth. The big Naughty Boy was one of the first to come across, and he hid himself among the audience. for protection. Later on the pipers of the 1st Chester Scottish appeared, and gave a selection, which made the Naughty Boy cry. One of them also danced the sword dance, and shouted his 'hoochs as a true Gael should. Then they mixed up in the crowd and the others came through, being received with unceasing cheers. I The Blue Hungry Band walked on, and in response to repeated calls from the audience gave a selection. It was unique. They started, the conductor waved his baton, the men blew their cheeks out, and went through all the motions, but there was no sound except > the rhythmic beating of the conductor's foot. Cornet and trombone solos followed on the same lines, and the performance ended with f a grand chorus, in which there was plenty of 1 sound. Each man played his own particular selection to his own time, and the effect was > splendid-in one sense. The'Naughty Boy' wept again. At the close of the parade, the Sheriff i (Mr. J. F. Lowe), in the absence of the Mayor, distributed the prizes.—Mr. E. H. Thomas pro- posed a vote of thanks to the Sheriff for his services. He said they felt deeply indebted to the Mayor and Corporation for placing the Town Hall at their disposal for the carnival and their meetings, and he coupled with his proposi- tion not only the Town Council but their officials, who had been most kind.—Mr. A. W. Vernon seconded, and the motion was carried with hearty applause.—Mr. Lowe, in returning thanks, said the object of their efforts was a noble one, for there was nothing better one could do to alleviate the sufferings of mankind than to contribute to the hospital. (Hear, hear.) He proposed a vote of thanks to all who had helped to make the affair a success.—Mr. J. W. Huke seconded, and this was also carried with acclamation. Mr. E. H. Thomas returned thanks.—Dancing was afterwards indulged in. The executive committee are deserving of the highest praise for their efforts. It was com- posed of the following gentlemen :—Mr. E. H. Thomas (chairman), Mr. A. W. Vernon (vice- chairman), Messrs. W. Barlow, G. V. T. Carr, T. Collinson, G. Crowder, W. J. Coppack, P. Dobbins, A. Gregory, J. C. H. Hankinson, B. Hindley, T. Harper, C. J. Harrison, J. Hughes, W. Matthews Jones, R. Jerome, Killick, Kelly, W. Matthias, T. Millington, F. W. Quinn, J. Rowley, T. Robinson, W. Roxburgh, G. Stewart, J. Shone, T. F. Shelby, W. Taylor, jun., J. Warrington, J. Williamson, E. Yates, and Sergt. Kelly, with Mr. W. Hunter (hon. treasurer), and Messrs. W. Bevis, G. Boaz, J. Griffiths, and G. S. N. Hull, the four hard-working secretaries. The judges were—Sections A and B, Messrs. A. E. Wright, J. Brandebourg, and E. Siddall; C, D. and E, Messrs. H. E. Rogers, H. B. Dutton, and F. G. Sewell; F, G, and I, Messrs. J. Nelson, R. E. Denson, and G. W. Dutton; H, J, and K, Messrs. T. Piggott, T. Hart Davies, and E. Lloyd; while the duties of marshals were admirably fulfilled by Lieut. George Harrison (chief marshal), and Messrs. C. Cordery, A. C. H. Davies, P. Dobbins, T. Farrell, T. E. Green, R. Jerome, W. Ledsham, A. H. Long, T. Robin- son, H. F. Rush ton, Jas. Taylor, John William- son, W. H. Johnson, and Sergeants Jones and Kelly. The arrangements of the City Police were admirable, and the members of the force kept splendid order with an urbane firmness which ruffled few. PRIZE LIST. Best decorated bicycle, lady's or gentleman's 1, R. M. Jones; 2, G. Stewart; 3, Sidney Jones; extra, T. Jones, Whitby. Decorated tricycle, lady's or gentleman's; H. Dunning. Most original and best decorated vehiole: 1, Darktown Fire Brigade 2, Tarporley St. Helen's F.C.; 3, Weary Willy and Tired Tim. Best tableau 1 and 2. Chester District A.O. of Foresters (Robin Hood) and Mr. J. M. Burnett and party (Egyptian Embassy), equal; 3, Runcorn Blue Hungry Band 4, Pipers Band, 1st Chester Scottish. Decorated boat on wheels 1, Mr. Broome and party (Loving Couple on Honeymoon): 2, Mr. J. B. GreeH (Indian Scout Canoe). Original combination, costume and decorated machine: 1, E. T. Rose 2, E. S. Banner 3, E. Ratcliffe and Roscoe. Comically dressed cyclist: 1. Wilbraham and Lloyd (Wrecks of the Race) 2, L. Bebington, Pul- ford (Naughty Boy); 3, P. G. Ashfield, Crewe (Feeding Bottle). Neatest dressed lady in fancy costume 1, Miss Mabel Lee, Whitchurch (Match Girl); 2, Miss M. Icke (Sea Nymph): 3, Miss P. Icke (Queen of the Mohicans); extra, Miss W. Owen (Ruination). Youth's prize (boy or girl under 16), best com- bination dress and machine 1, Patston (Red Riding Hood) 2, D. B. Nixon (Moorish Boy). Collector in most original costume 1, E. N. T. Mitchell, Liverpool (Our Backyard) 2, Messrs. Pritchard (Twin Brothers) 3, A. E. Bohane (Nelson) extra, A. Hood. Collector in most comical costume 1, J. E. Barton (Papa's Little Rosebud) 2, S. C. Coward (Rats) 3, F. Dobie (Baby). Largest collection—Ladies 1, Miss Jones, 49, St. Anne-street, 93 6s. 7d.; 2, Miss Wells, Princess-street, £ 2 12s. ll £ d.; 3, Miss Hacker, Upper Northgate-street, £ 2 12s. lid.; 4, Miss L. Dutton, Princess-street, JE2 5s. 9. Gentlemen collectors 1, C. R. Williams, Hoole, 93 11 s. 6d. 2, J. Davies, Industrial School, X2 6s. 2d. 3, J. Boulter, West-street, £1 14s.; 4, Needham, Catherall's Buildings, 11 11s. 8d. Largest col- lection with poles 1, W. A. Lunn, Xl 18s. 8d. 2, Price, 19s. 6d.; 3, H. Wilcox, Bradford-street, 128. Od. The result of the youths' collection will be issued later on. THE FINANCIAL RESULT. From the purely financial point of view the parade has been a gigantic success, the record having been beaten easily. Altogether the amount gathered in by the 350 collectors amounted to JE130 13s. 4d., of which ElO5 4s. 4d. was copper-there were five hundredweights of it-the rest being in silver. Last year the amount collected was X112 odd, and it is curious to note that the extra X20 or so was this year altogether made up of copper, the silver remaining about the same. The Chester Hospital Saturday Committee, the Chester Cycling Club, and the secretaries are to be congratulated on the result of their efforts.
COUNTY POLICE COURT. « SATURDAY.—Before Mr. H. D. Trelawny, Sir T. G. Frost, and Mr. J. Pover. ROAD LOCOMOTIVES FOR MILITARY WORK. IS A LICENCE REQUIRED ? Edward Box, Liverpool, was summoned on charges of using two locomotives on the highway without having licences for the same, and of obstructing the free passage of Hoole-road. Mr. E. S. Giles appeared for the prosecution, and defendant was represented by Mr. Beesley, of Liverpool.— Mr. Giles, in stating the case, said the loco- motives were each drawing four big guns on their carriages, and he understood defendant contended that he was under orders of the War Office to convey these guns, and was therefore exempt from a licence for the use of the locomotives. He urged this excuse to the Chief Constable, who saw him using the engines, but, when asked for his authority, he said he had his authority from the War Office, but not having it in his possession at the time, he would send it to Col. Hamersley by post. The authority, however, never arrived, and as far as the police knew there was no authority by which the War Office could over-ride the county bye laws, and the Chief Constable told defendant this. Mr. Box contracted'with the War Office to remove these big guns from place to place, and in doing so had to travel through several counties. With regard to the obstruc- tion, defendant deliberately stopped his engines at the entrance of Lightfoot-street, and also obstructed the entrance to Derby-place.—Col. Hamersley, Chief Constable, stated that he saw the traction engines in Hoole-road drawing big guns. In answer to witness, defendant said he had no licence for the engines, and did not require one, as he was acting under the War Office. Witness told him he did not think that military law could over-ride the civil law, and he should have a licence. Cross- examined: Witness had been a military man, and knew that under the old Highway Acts soldiers were exempt from paying turnpike toll; they had what was called a free road.' That would also apply to military transports.—The Chairman But Col. Hamersley would be acting as a Government officer, whereas this man was not.—Mr. Beasley: But he was employed by the military authorities to remove military stores. Colonel Hamersley If there had been a military escort I should have stopped them just the same, and asked for a licence.—Are you not aware that under the Act of 1861 there is an exemption from licences of locomotives drawing stores P I am not.—Mr. Beasley: Under the Local Government Act of 1878, in determining what fee should be paid by a locomotive, was it not contemplated that in some instances an engine might be used in several counties, and that that should be taken into consideration, that one licence should cover the whole?—Col. Hamersley: I know nothing of that.—Do you suggest that if a man uses a locomotive in five or six different counties, he is compelled to pay a E10 licence for each county ?-Col. Hamersley I don't suggest anything—I say he had no licence for the county of Chester.—Charles Hibbert, clerk in the service of the County Council, deposed to having issued no licence for defendant's engines for the present year.- Defendant, by permission of the Bench, then made a statement, saying he had had twenty years' experience in using his engines for military purposes, and up to the present had never been required to have a licence when using them for such purposes. For other pur- poses he took out annual licences for any county he passed through.—Mr. Beesley then addressed the Bench for the defence, and said his client firmly believed no licence was required for the engines on account of the work they were employed to do.—The Bench retired, and on returning the Chairman said Under the provisions of the 32nd section of the Highways Act, 1878, and the bye-laws framed in pursuance of that section, the defendant's locomotive, although drawing Government stores, was not exempt from the provisions under the bye-laws requiring it to be licensed. We consider that a fine of 20s. and costs will meet the first case, and we recommend that the summons should be withdrawn in respect of the licence of the second locomotive. In support of the charge of obstruction evidence was given by Col. Hamersley, Sergt. Warburton, and Edward Bentley.—A fine of 10s. and costs was imposed. GAME TRESPASS.—Thomas Williams and Thomas Ryder, strikers in the employment of Wood & Co., Saltney, were charged with being on land in the occupation of Mr. Probert, at Marlston cum Lache, on the 9th inst. Prisoners pleaded guilty.—Jos. Best, under- gamekeeper in the employment of the Duke of Westminster, in giving his evidence, stated that the two men came from some land, the property of Mr. Benjamin Jones, on to Mr. Probert's field, and he saw Ryder drive a hare towards Williams, who shot it. Witness took the hare from them, and asked for their names. Williams gave his name as Bill Jones, Saltney, and Ryder, who said he was Jones too, further stated, in answer to an inquiry, that he had been mushrooming. Williams pleaded that he was partly intoxicated when the offence took place.—The magistrates fined Williams 30a. and costs, or one calendar month, and Ryder 10s. and costs, or 14 days. Thomas Guest, living at Saltney, was summoned on a charge of trespassing on the same land in pursuit of game on the 7th September.—Mr. Pickering, occupier of the land, deposed to seeing de-. fendant hiding in a ditch in the field with a gun in his possession.—A fine of 10s. and costs, or an alternative of 14 days' imprisonment, was imposed. LICBNSING.-Mr. F. B. Mason applied on behalf of George Ryan, Tarvin-road, for temporary authority to sell at the Royal Oak, Hoole, in place of Thomas Lockley, the late tenant.- rhe Bench adjourned the case until the transfer day. A FAITHLESS HUSBAND.—Henry Royden, Hoole, was charged with leaving his wife and children chargeable to the Chester Union.—Mr. H. Anderson, relieving officer, said the wife and children were chargeable to the amount of 3a. a week, and they had been inmates for many months.—Prisoner was sent to prison for three months. A DISHONEST CLOCK REPAIRER.—Thomas Walmsley, a watch and clock repairer, Holt, was charged on remand in custody with com- mitting larceny by appropriating the watches of two of his customers.—Thomas Worrall, Caughall, and Annie Warburton, Broxton, the victims, deposed to giving their watches to prisoner to be repaired, and had seen neither prisoner or their watches since.—Prisoner pleaded guilty to the charges, and the Bench considered that under the circumstances the man could not be treated under the First Offenders' Act, although as far as they knew he was a first offender. He was sent to prison for a month.
CITY POLICE COURT. ♦ WEDNESDAY.—Before the Mayor, and Messrs. W. Brown, Roger Jackson and Dr. Stolterfoth. LICENSING.—On the application of Mr. E. S. Giles, temporary authority to sell at the Prince Alfred Inn, Egerton-street, was granted to Henry Brown, butcher, Ludlow. ALLEGED ATTEMPTED BURGLARY. Albert Walton, a youth of no fixed residence, but whose parents reside in Weaver-street, Chester, was charged with breaking into the offices of Mr. Hibbert, timber merchant, Victoria Place. According to the evidence of the prosecutor, it appeared that the offices were locked up on Tuesday evening, but on going to business the following morning he found the window broken and wide open, while several drawers had been forced, and the safe tampered with. The articles missing were a small key and a pocket knife (produced). Prisoner had been in his employment about two years ago.—Detective- Inspector Gallagher deposed to arresting prisoner that morning and on searching him, finding the missing articles.—The Chief Con- stable asked for a remand for a week, when there would be several charges made against Walton.—The remand was granted. THURSDAY. Before the Mayor, and Messrs. W. Brown and R. Jackson. A PUBLICAN'S TROUBLES. — Thomas Boden, grinder, hailing from a common lodging-house in the city, was charged in custody with drunkenness, and damaging a window and door to the extent of 8s. in the Wellington Inn, Handbrdge.—John Jones, landlord, a young man who has only occupied the house a few days, said prisoner called at his house the previous day and asked for drink. The man was not sober, and prosecutor refused him. Prisoner then created a disturb- ance, molesting other customers, and prose- cutor, with difficulty, ejected bim from the house, and barred the door. The man put his foot through the window, completely smashing it, and tried to burst the door open. A police- man was sent for. Prisoner had since made good the damage.—P.C. Douglas said he was summoned to the house, and saw prisoner lying on the ground outside, with four men holding him. He had assaulted a lad, and knocked the door of another house down.—Prisoner, who has been a frequent offender, was fined 10s. and costs, or 14 days' hard labour on the charge of drunkenness, and the other case was dismissed, as he had repaired the damage. SAT UP.DAY.- Before Dr. Stolterfothland Messrs. H. R. Bowers and R. Jackson. RAILWAY TRAVELLING WITHOUT A TICKET.— Joseph Newton,ayouth, was charged with travel- ling from Crewe to Chester on the London and North-Western Railway without having a ticket. A ticket collector, in giving evidence, said that he collected the tickets of the half- past six train from London on Friday evening. Prisoner had no ticket, and gave witness an address in Crewe.—Railway-Detective Weaver said his attention was called to prisoner, who, on being questioned, gave no fewer than five different names and addresses in Crewe, stating he was a joiner and again that he was a brick- layer. Prisoner also stated he had lived in Francis-street, and could get his fare there. They walked up and down Francis-street once or twice, however, and at last Newton admitted he had never lived there.—Prisoner, who pleaded guilty, was fined 10s. and costs, or 14 days. WHAT'S IN A WELSH NAME ?-Mr. W. H. Churton applied on behalf of Ernest Kinsey, for permission to sell intoxicating liquor at the Farmers' Arms, George- street, until the licensing sessions. In the course of the application, a new licensing diffi- culty arose. The applicant hailed from a Welsh village with a distinctly Welsh name, which Mr. Churton said he could not even attempt to pronounce.—The Chief Constable: Oh, but the name is essential. (Laughter.)— Mr. Churton proceeded amid much laughter to spell the name, but he broke down. Finally it was explained that the place was somewhere near Rhuddlan. The applicant pronounced it, no doubt quite correctly, but as our reporter is not equal to the intricacies of llawfer, we cannot give it.—The licence was granted. MONDAY.—Before Dr. Stolterfoth, Messrs. T. Smith, and J. G. Frost. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY.—Timothy Donovan, Parkgate-road, was fined 5s. and costs, or seven days, for being drunk and disorderly in Cheyuey-road on Sunday. A CRUEL HUSBAND.—Mary McLeary, sum- moned her husband, James McLeary, a labourer, for persistent cruelty.—Mr. W. H. Churton, for complainant, said the parties lived in Fosbrook- street, and had only been married a few months. Defendant commenced abusing his wife three months ago, and had continued it regularly to the present.—Witnesses gave evidence in sup- port of the case, and defendant, who denied the cruelty, was ordered to pay 6s. a week towards the maintenance of his wife, who was granted a separation order.—Defendant was also sum- moned for assaulting a man named Michael Gibbons, and pleaded guilty to the offence under provocation. He was fined 10s. and costs or seven days' hard labour.
THE RAILWAY TRAGEDY. ♦ ADJOURNED INQUEST. The inquest on Mrs. Matilda Bryan, wife of Dr. John Morgan Bryan, of Northampton, who met with her death under mysterious circumstances on the railway, near Tring, on the 3rd inst., was resumed at Tring on Thurs- day evening. A telegram addressed to her from Eastbourne to Victoria Station, London, on September 2nd, was read. It ran "Write 53, High-street, Exeter; awfully disappointed. DICK." Evidence was then given of deceased leaving Euston alone for North- ampton, a gentleman seeing her off, and her being missing on the arrival of the train. Samuel Gaskarth, the brakesman, who was in the van next to the compartment occupied by Mrs. Bryan, narrated the circumstances which had led him to suspect that something was wrong in Mrs. Bryan's compartment, and which had caused him to instruct thel railway officials to telegraph to Tring to have the line searched. His evidence can only be described as remark- able. The inquest was adjourned until to-day (Wednesday).
THE LATE MR. E. W. D. WALTHALL. +—; The funeral of the late Mr. Edward Delves Walthall, J.P., of The Cottage, St. Asaph, Flint, whose death we announced in our last issue, took place on Wednesday, at Wistaston, and was largely attended by the tenantry and representatives of public bodies. The service was conducted by the Rector (the Rev. E. Tudor Owen) and the late Rector (the Rev. Baillie Hamilton), of Weaverham. The mourners were Lieutenant Edward Wathall, Royal Artillery (eldest son); Mr. Henry Walthall (third son), Mr. H. J. Tollemache, M.P., Mr. A. N. Hornby (Nantwich), Mr. Delves Broughton (Doddington Hall), Mr. E. R. Bellyse (Stapeley), Mr. James Bay ley (Willaston Hall), Mr. J. Geoffrey Shackerley, Mr. Knowles (Alvaston Hall), Mr. T. W. Hens- ley (Nantwich), Mr. C. E. Speakman (Crewe), Mr. A. G. Hill (Crewe), Messrs. Briscoe and Stock (St. Asaph), Mr. Wild (Rhyl), Mr. Shenton, Mr. John Bebbington, Mr. Lionel Molesworth, Mr. J. T. Gresty, and others. The bearers were tenants and old servants, and comprised Messrs. Stockton, Burrows, Forster, Cooke, Edwards, Clarke, Barnes, and Wright. The coffin bore the following inscription :—' E. W.. D. Walthall. Died, Sept. 11, 1897, aged 48 years.' The floral tributes included a beautiful cross from Mrs. Walthall, the widow; crosses and wreaths from the children, Lady Goring (London), Mrs. Prinsep (London), Mr. W. H. Wathall (Alton Manor), Mr. and Mrs. Neville Thursby (May- fair), the Dean of St. Asaph, Mrs. M. Edwards (St. Asaph), the Rhyl Ladies' Golf Club, the Rhyl Golf Club, in affectionate remembrance of their captain;' Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hohler, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Speakman, Miss E. M. Walker, and the servants at St. Asaph.
VISIT OF LORD ROSEBERJ TO MR. GLADSTONE. Lord Rosebery, accompanied by his family— Lord Dalmeny, the Hon. Mr. Primrose, Lady Margaret and Lady Sybil-arrived at Butter- stone House on Friday, and lunched with Mr. Gladstone. In the afternoon the weather was rather broken, but about four o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone and Lord Rosebery went out for a twelve miles drive in an open carriage. Lord Rosebery and family returned to Dunkeld in time for the 7.3 p.m. train to Dalmeny. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gladstone arrived in the morn- ing on a stay for a few days. A FORTUNE SPENT.—Mr. Llewellyn Erskine Richmond-Parry, aged 26, of 18, Cupar-road, Battersea, formerly of The Cottage, Milstead. Sittingbourne, and of Datchet, Windsor, attended at the Rochester Bankruptcy Court for the purpose of undergoing his public exam- ination as a bankrupt. His gross liabilities were scheduled at 9973 6s. 7ci.-The debtor admitted, in reply to questions, that he came into X14,000 some five years ago, under the will of his great-uncle, Mr. Charles Thomas Wake- field-Parry, solicitor, and District Probate Regis- trar, of 20, Nicholas-street, Chester. The only ex- planation he could give as to the spending of the money was that he had spent it in living.' He was made bankrupt by a Sittingbourne hotel keeper, to whom he was indebted for cab hire, aerated waters, and other goods. The debtor was further examined as to his possession of a house-boat, dinghy, and punt, and as to his experiences in house building. The examina- tion was then adjourned until October. NO MORE MEDICINE, PURGING OR EX- PENSE FOR INVALIDS AND CHILDREN. PERFECT DIGESTION, NERVOUS ENERGY, SOUND SLEEP, AND HEALTH RESTORED by Du BARRY'S DELICIOUS REVALUNTA ANABICA, which cures all disorders of the Stomach and Bowels, the Blood, the Nerves, Lungs, Liver, Bladder, Brain, Voice, and Breath-such as Constipation, Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Consumption, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Influenza, Grippe, Acidity, Heartburn, Phlegm, Flatulency, Feverish Breath, Nervous, Bilious, Pulmonary, Glandular, Kidney and Liver Com- plaints, Debility, Cough, Asthma; Scarlet, Gastric, Enteric, Bilious, and Yellow Fevers, Spasms, Nephritis, Impurities and Poverty of Blood, Ague Rheumatism, Gout; Nausea and Vomiting after Eating, during Pregnancy, and at Sea; Eruptions, Sleeplessness, Atrophy, Wasting in Adults and Children. 50 years' invariable success with old and young, even in the most hopeless cases. 100,000 annual cures. Four times more nourishing than meat, and assimilating when all other food is re- jected it saves 50 times its cost in medicine. It rears also successfully the most delicate children. Sells-in tins at 2s. 3s. 6d. 21bs., 6s. 5lbs., 14s. 121bs., 32s.; or about 2d. per meal. Also Du BARRY'S TONIC REVALENTA BISCUITS remove Nervous Debility and Sleeplessness in tins 3. 6d. and 6s. All tins carriage free on receipt of P.O.O. Du BARRY & CO., (Limited), No. 77, Regent-street, London, W.; and at all Stores, Grocers and Chemists everywhere. Depdt in this town DUTTON & SONS.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD INQUIRY AT CHESTER. ———*——— THE EXTENSION OF THE ELECTRIC LIGHT. A Local Government Board inquiry was held at the Town Hall, Chester, on Thursday, in con- | sequence of the application of the Chester Town Council for sanction to borrow X20,000 for the purposes of electric lighting, £ 4,100 for the, purchase of land for sewage disposal, and X2,340 for the completion of the Foregate- street improvement. The Town Council had also applied for the approval of the appropria- I tion of sums amounting to X4,770 received, or I to be received by them, upon the sale of the j corporate lands or consolidated stock, towards I the cost of erecting buildings at the Cross and of purchasing the Dee Mills, and also for approval of the borrowing of the further sum required in respect of this expenditure. Colonel W. L. Coke, M. Inst. C.E., was the inspector, and those present included the Mayor (Mr. B. C. Roberts), the Sheriff (Mr. J. F. Lowe), and a large number of town councillors.—Mr. Saml. Smith (Town Clerk), in. stating the case in regard to the electric light extension, dealt with the contract made for the construction of the electric light works, &c. It was now found absolutely necessary to make extensions. The works were brought into operation on December 17th, 1896, and it was found that the power provided was not adequate for the supply of the coming winter. In consequence, the Corporation contracted, under the powers obtained in the original contract, for the supply of additional engines, dynamos, boilers, &c. They fortunately required no additional build- ing. The work was in hand, and the cost for tl,3 extensions alone was estimated at £ 17,690. From December 17th, 1896, to March 25th,. 1897, the receipts from customers, after allowing discounts, was X807 5s. lid.; during the next quarter, from March to June, which was half a summer quarter, the receipts were X66,3 12s. 6d., and in making up the accounts they had debited the Corporation with street lighting.—Professor Kennedy said the extensions included Foregate- street, City-road, Boughton, &c. EXTENSION OF THE SEWAGE WORKS. Mr. Smith afterwards explained the case in connection with the proposed purchase of land for the extension of the sewage works. The ■ land, he said, adjoined the present works, and consisted of the property known as Beech House, and about 20 acres of land. It had been bought by himself and a few other gentlemen at auction, the price being E200 an acre. They had offered it to the Corporation at that price, but the sale was not concluded. The exten- sions were called for on account of the increase of sewage, as they now took the sewage of Hoole and part of Newton as well as their own. They also wanted to improve the effluent.- Colonel Coke: Then the effluent is not as it should be?—Mr. Smith: At times.—Colonel Coke: Well, the strength of a chain is its weakest part. If the effluent is all right, why do you want the loan ?—Mr. Smith explained that they wanted to dispose of the increased sewage flowing into the works. He mentioned that they should at a future time have the Jiewage of the fever hospital to deal with.— The other matters were then gone into, but contained nothing of fresh public interest.
NORTH WALES POOR LAW CONFERENCE. .+ OUT-RELIEF V. WORKHOUSE. At Tuesday's sitting, of the North Wales Poor Law Conference at Llangollen, in the absence of Mrs. Keene, U. guardian of the Holy well Union, her paper on 'The Education of the Children of Vagrants,' was read by Mr. P. Harding Roberts. The paper commenced by saying that there was one class, viz., that of vagrants' children, which had hitherto escaped the law which provides for the compulsory education of all other children. There was a special reason why they should turn their attention to the education of this class of children, which was that, the happier and better the life that a. proper education and training gave would tend to cure the wandering, restless, and idle habits of this class, and so reduce their numbers in the future. It had been estimated that there were upwards of 200,000 vagrant children in the country who were totally uneducated, but this did not include the chidren of gipsies, the canal population, or circus people. There must be and ought to be power to proceed against people who systematically neglected to send their children to any school. If the present law was too cumbrous and slow to be applied to' these nimble wanderers, an effort must be made- to obtain a more speedy method of coping with this great difficulty. All the sentimental feeling about parental affection and authority must De swept away when parents, who were not worthy of the name, so wilfully neglected their duty to their children, and the writer could wish that guardians might have the power to obtain these children, and deal with them as they thought best, allowing the parent* to have access to them under certain circum- stances. A discussion followed, and a resolution- was unanimously passed to the effect that l the opinion of the conference the time had arrived when some stringent measures should be adopted authorising the guardians to take the control and future education of the children of vagrants passing through the tramp wards of the workhouses, and that the expenditure in connection therewith should be borne, in so far as it could not be collected froBj r the parents, from the National Exchequer, and | that the Local Government Board be requested to take the steps necessary to attain that object.
PADESW00D BUCKLEY BRICK AND COAL CO., LIMITED. J A new company has been registered to acquit the Padeswood Hall Colliery, and to open brickworks in conjunction with it. The area > the new company proposes to work comprises t about 600 acres. Favourable reports on the coal and clay have been received from 91" N. R. Griffith (Wrexham), Mr. Jenkin phreys (Cheater), Messrs. B. B. Glover Sons (Manchester), and Mr. McCulloch (Mold)' Sample bricks and tiles made from the fir0' clay shew an excellent buff colour, and are highly spoken of. The situation of the colliery —close to the Wrexham, Mold, and Connab 8 Quay Railway, with which it is connected by a branch line—enables it to command a route, with an easy rate of carriage via Wirfft, Railway, to the important ports of Birkenhe and Connah's Quay; ready access is al8 £ obtained at Hope Junction to the London North-Western Railway. Its proximity to tie numerous brickworks of the Buckley district has supplied it with an ample and profitable outlet for all slack and nuts; these I- proved to be very suitable for and other manufacturing purposes. It intended to erect brickworks in direct con- nection with the colliery, thus providiog a more profitable home consumption. T coal raised from the present seam a ready market for home consumption* The vendors are Mr. Edward Wheldon, J. P., or Mold (member of the Flintshire Coullty 1 Council), and Mr. John Green,colliery managed who shew their confidence in the undertaking by taking an interest in the company for tb whole of their purchase money, and no c whatever. There is a strong Board, consisti"? of Mr. J. H. Billington (managing director £ H. Billington, Limited, Chester), Mr. B. Glover, J.P. (chairman St. Helens and Distri'5 Tramways Co., Limited), Mr. G. R. (Chester), Mr. J. W. White, Widnes (direct? Northern Creosoting and Sleeper Co., Limited/^ and Mr. Edward Wheldon. Mr. G. Bradley, Mold, will act as solicitor to the co& pany, and Mr. E. Noel Humphreys, Chester, secretary. The scheme appears > to turn out a profitable enterprise, t anything which may develop the resources the neighourhood, and increase trade, is sure be welcomed.
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