oúetnment jottings. The Parish Council of Weaverham have ^solved to memoralise the War Office respect- the danger to the public which exists when g is taking place at Owley Wood Rifle ge. The range has been provided at con- querable expense by the 2nd and 3rd Yolunteer battalions the Cheshire Regiment, and is 118idered to be one of the most perfect of its tind. It is in almost daily use by Volunteers, 48 well as by the recruits from Chester Castle. As an illustration of the kind of season through which we have been passing, it may be mentioned that at the monthly meeting of 'he Middleton Town Council the engineer Imported that the rainfall in the district during was only 1*77 inches, as against 7 54 tnches in the corresponding month of last year. On the proceedings of the Health Com- kttee of the Heywood Town Council at their ent meeting, it appeared that the medical Oleer of health had reported that the majority Of deaths occurred among children who were bottle-fed." He strongly recommended that the people should be supplied with sterilised "ulk. At the final meeting of the Burnley Town ootmeil a letter was read from the secretary to the Royal Lancashire Agricultural Society, asking for an expression of opinion on the part of the Council as to the likelihood of an Citation being given to the Society to hold its annual show in Burnley. After discussion, jtowever, it was decided that, having regard to j^e condition of the staple industry of the borough, the Council did not consider the time opportune for giving such invitation to th6 society. •A-n unusual incident marked the late meeting the Altrincham Urban Council. The subject fjjtoier consideration was a recommendation by e Baths Committee to erect five slipper baths connection with the Jubilee Commemoration ^ths, when a question of legality was mooted, an amendment moved that the Local government Board be written to and asked for U* ruling in the matter. A subsequent recom- mendation as to the provision of the slipper *«is, that no action ba taken until the position 1 the Council w;is a-c-jrtained was moved, hereupon thf3 elia;m-in (Mr. R. Gatley) ctesïgned, rem -.rvin^ that the action taken by mem-jsrs was intended to black the hole schema iie took it as a vote of censure, kd left the chair accordingly. Some members of the Holywell Urban Ottncil are anxious to know what has become the R,600 recently subscribed in the district Or the war fund. One member proposed a "Eolation that inquiry be made on the subject, a remark followed, I am afraid it will go same way as the Crimean War Fund. We 0ll't know where that went to."—The Clerk that the Council had no official right to b terfere in the 'matter. The best plan would for an individual subscriber to apply for a f^tement.—An amendment was accordingly °^ed that the Council take no action in the ratter, and on a vote being taken, after a lively ^CQasion, the Board was equally divided, the Truman giving his casting vote in favour of 6 amendment. During the conversation it ^*8 pointed out that the money had been sent A. Captain Feilding, the local secretary of w Soldiers' and Sailors' Families' Association, th Wou^ no doubt satisfy querists as to <lisposal of the fund. the recent meeting of the Gwyfrai District g^Uci], at Carnarvon, it was reported that teen cases of infectious disease had occurred the month, eight being of typhoid fever three diphtheria. An opinion was expressed the typhoid cases arose from temporary „ of a pure water supply— Possibly by a diseased animal." One case of ^Phtheria was traceable to the water, and, it added, the inhabitants got their present ^Pply from a well which was only a few yards a cemetery." And yet this question of supply to the district has been under the ration of the Council for years. Ugh! tjj- ari unsavoury subject makes one shudder to of. And the Council eontented them- with decreeing that the Sanitary Com- ttee should give the matter their attention. II) tloal'ds of Guardians now and then come in 8o,ue novel experiences in match-making At 1491, such events are by no means uncommon. Holbeach, recently, the Guardians had to respecting the appointment of a matron, PrBvious one having resigned. There were kth :two applicants for the post, among them Larrington, who, it was said, was &aged to the master. The latter held the ^^P card, for he said if Miss Larrington c. lot appointed he would himself resign. ea,sked that the lady might be appointed for 1nonth to see if she liked the situation, at elld of which time they would be married. tb. t the Guardians pressed for a definite reply; faster went to consult his fiance^, and on vj^fQing told the Guardians they would get f*ied forthwith. Thereupon the lady was ^Pointed to the situation, the incident, as may *xpected, causing no little amusement. A Hew board school has been opened at n the week, the proceedings being with no little eclat. Mr. L. J. schools for the district, was ^nc^Pa^ speaker. After highly compli- cating jjjjQ School Board on their spirited j/^Uct in building a handsome school at a of £ 4,000, and the ratepayers for the th IlUe in which they rendered their support, QJ* inspector made a strong appeal for the co- ^ation of the parents in the matter of the ^tfance of their children. He pointed that, while in England the average ifc ^aQce was 81*66 per cent., in Wales th ww 72 67, while during the year to ,*ttendance in the Ruabon district descended 9 per cent. The loss to the management v*511 this neglect, he said, probably tyjy^ted to £ 1,000 a year, while the loss to the ren could not be estimated. Another 'hi Stable item of the situation in Denbigh- "as that only 18'2 per cent, of the boys in elementary schools were above Standard and of the girls only 15 9. This, he pro- to point out, in all probability resulted W? the children being taken out of school to V0tf at far too early an age. Some of them 72. hours a week, in addition to their glance at school. The latter statement It cries of "Shame," as well it might; but to he asked what are the authorities about OVF it 41f 'h. i.
6 owners of the pleasure Bteamers St. ntjjv*0 and St. Elvies (the Liverpool and North Steamship Company, Limited) are to be Otulated upon the financial success of the season. From the report and balance t just to hand we learn that the directors 'ivj^^snd the payment of a six per cent. » W6?d 'ree °* income tax, which will leave !i Stance £ 2,853 10s. 7d. to be carried Such a healthy state of things reflects l^j^edit upon the management. AL ^S'S /^OCOA. The most nutritious. L ^JOCOA. Grateful and comforting. ^JOCOA. For breakfast and supper. With natural flavour only. ^JOCOA. From the finest brands.
DR. LEYDS'S UNPAID SPIES. + "We print the following letter," says the "St. James's Gazette" of Tuesday evening, "exactly as it reached us from Amsterdam. We have not considered the revelations offered us by Dr. LeydsA3 chief spy worth the price of a ticket from Holland. He has our sympathies, however, in his difficulty in getting his wages paid, though if we are to judge of his know- ledge of English by his letter to ourselves his services as a spy in this country can hardly have been very efficient.i Dear Sir,—I have te honour to write your papers that against Docteur W. J. Leyds, Transvaal Agent in Europe, the Continent, I have sent a plainte to the Procureur of the King in Brussels; also to the Minister of Foreign Service to The Hague. Dr. Leyds have send my the past year to London and other parts of England to spy different things. He, Docteur Leyds, have invested a spy service in England, I was the chief, and now he refuse to payd the money to his spys. It is a only history that the Ambassador from a Power refuse to payd his spys. The English people like to read this news I think. When you like to see me to tel you other interresting thins, I shall come over to London, when you like to payd me the expenses. Yours paper is the first paper that I send the news of the proces against Dr. Leyds.— Meanwhile I remain, yours obediant servant, W. J. HamburgKB. 38, Zwanenburgwal 38, Amsterdam. p.S.—Exuse for the English write.
NORTH WALES LICENSED VICTUALLERS. ♦ The members of the Carnarvonshire, Anglesey, and Merionethshire Licensed Victuallers' Asso- ciation held their annual banquet on Wednes- day at the British Hotel, Bangor. The chsir was occupied by Mr. F. Thompson (Burton-on-Trent) and the vice chair by Mr.W. S. Smith(Wrexham). Replying to the toast of the National Trade Defence and Kindred Associations," Mr. J. R. Rae (Chester) said that as a trade organisation they had come out very successfully after the general election, and they had every reason to congratulate themselves upon the result. They had helped to return to power a Government which would, at least, be fair and square to them. When the General Election began they made up their minds to be patriots first, but afterwards to return to power a Government that would be fair to their trade. When they found a man who promised to be fair to their trade, they decided to offer no opposition to him. When they looked at the position of the Opposition in the House of Commons they need have no fear of the bogey of Local Veto coming up to to disturb their equanimity. They had done with Local Veto as a piece of practical politics, but they had not quite done with a great many fads and fancies which would be brought before them. They must watch those bills very carefully, such as those with regard to the extension of the Sunday Closing Act and the serving of children under sixteen years of age. Mr. Herbert Lewis, Mr. Maclaren, and others, all teetotallers, told the tied-house tenant that he was an oppressed man, and that he sacrificed himself to the in- terest of the great brewers. If there were differences within their own ranks they could settle them without the assistance of such men.
DISTRICT COUNCILS. « HAWARDEN RURAL. Mr. W. Fryer presided over a meeting of this Council on Friday. SEWAGE SCHEMES. With reference to the Hawarden sewage scheme, the Clerk reported that Mr. Henry Taylor had forwarded plans, and he had amended the boundaries in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Board, making a difference of 20 odd acres to the land in the special area. Mr. Swetenham had not yet had any definite instructions from the trustees as to the sale of the site.—It was decided that the amended plan be signed by the chairman, and that the area forming part of the parish of Hawarden and part of the parish of Saltney be, subject to the approval of the Local Government Board, constituted a special drainage district for the purpose of charging thereon exclusively the expenses of drainage sewage disposal works. The next business was to consider the desirability of employing a civil engineer to prepare detailed plans and specifications for drainage, sewerage and disposal works at East Saltney, on the lines recommended by the com- mittee, and, if so decided, to appoint an engineer accordingly.—Major Gibson moved—" That provided Mr. Iiy. E. Taylor, who is doiag the other part of the work, will do this on the usual terms of five per cent. on the outlay, he be appointed to do the work."—Mr. J. Jones seconded, and the motion was carried. The Council proceeded to consider and take such action as might be decided upon in respect of the request of the Parish Council of Tryddyn, that a joint committee be appointed to carry out works of sewerage and drainage at Tryddyn, which had been decided upon.—Mr. Evans, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Bellis were appointed as the Rural Council's representatives. HOPE WATER SUPPLY. Mr. Bellis once more asked a question with reference to the water supply to the parish of Hope. He (Mr. Bellis) did not want the water himself, but there were a lot of people in Peny- ffordd and Penymynydd had complained. The cheapest and best way would probably be if the Brymbo Company would bring a supply of water through Caergwrle to Penymynydd, and let those who used the supply pay for the water.—On the motion of Major Gibson, it was decided that the Clerk write to the Brymbo Company, asking them if they could supply the water, and if they could, upon what terms they would supply it. TARPORLEY. A monthly meeting was held on Thursday, Mr. R. Symms presiding. The deputy clerk, Mr. E. Cawley, reported that two fever cases had been sent to Chester Isolation Hospital. There was an arrangement that the hospital should take patients from the Council's district at L3 per week, but that arrangement expired at the end of the year. He had written to the Town Clerk for the terms of a new arrangement but had not yet received them, and the matter would have to stand over. Mr. Symms said he never held with the patients being sent so far away, and thought it practicable to hire a cottage in the district. Mr. Brooke and Mr. Hughes suggested that Mr. Greenway should report cases to the Council in future, and also as to the condition of the patients sent away. Mr. Greenway said he would carry out the wishes of the Council in that respect. The Clerk reported having received from the Locat Government Board papers to be filled up on an application for a loan, and a resolution was passed authorising Mr. Baldwin Latham to prepare the necessary sewerage plans and esti- mate for the purposes of the public enquiry.
BISHOP OF LIVERPOOL ON A LAWLESS CHUROH. —The Bishop of Liverpool, in his opening address at the Liverpool Diocesan Conference, on Tuesday, said his duty was not to make law, but to administer it; to be as wide as the Church of England, and no wider. He looked to the Lambeth judgment and the Archbishops' decisions on incense and reservation as the limit of his toleration. Where they were ignored and disobeyed he could neither preach, confirm, license any assistant clergy, nor lend counten- ance or support. A lawless Church would soon lead to a lawless State, and the swift Nemesis of lawlessness was ruin. COLLIERY DLSASTBB IN WALES: Fivic Livics LOsT.-Five men lost their lives by the flooding of a colliery near Cymmer, Glamorgan, on Wednesday morning. The accident occurred at the Glenavon Colliery, owned by Mr. Robert Gill. At the time of the disaster the powerful electric pump, with an 8in. delivery, was in operation, and work was proceeding as usual. Several of the workmen had very narrow escapes, one of them having to battle with the flood for nearly two hours, the water being up to his waist. He only rescued his son by carrying him on his shoulders. When they reached the air outside they were in a terribly exhausted condition, and if the level had been a few yards longer both must have succumbed. Of the five men drowned four lived at Caerau, near Maesteg, and one at Pontrhydyfen, in the Avon Valley. DON'T LOOK OLD. With advancing years greyness increases. Stop this with LOCKYIB'S SULPHUR HAIR RESTOBBB, which darkens to the former colour and preserves the appearance Lookyer's keeps off ravages of time, by darkening the grey streaks. Large cheap bottles.
HOOTON PARK AUTUMN MEETING. « Stewards: The Right Hon. Lord Rossmore, the Earl of Enniakillen, M.F.H., the Marquis of Cholmondeley, Lord Arthur Grosvenor, Captain Ll. H. Jones, Messrs. J. Reid Walker, E. J. Thornewill, F. Clunie Dale, and W. Hall Walker. Starter: Mr. F. E. Cotton. Stakeholder: Mr. F. H. Vicary. Handicapper: Mr. R. K. Main waring. Judge and clerk of the scales: Mr. Nightingale. CIerksof the course: Messrs. R. K. Mainwaring and F. H. Vicary. The wretched weather which" prevailed completely put a damper on the enjoyment of visitors to the meeting (under N.H. rules) at Hooton, on Friday and Saturday, and this is all the more regrettable, seeing that the executive have been so unfortunate in this respect in the past. The attendance suffered considerably, many who would have been glad to attend this ever-enjoyable meeting being prevented by the adverse meteorological conditions. Among those who were noticed in the club enolosure were Lord Kenyon, the High Sheriff of Cbeshire (Mr. B. C. Roberts), Sir Dudley B. Forwood, Bart., Sir T. O'Brien, Mr. Lort Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. J. Reid Walker, Sir Peter C. Walker, Bart., Col. and Mrs. W. Hall Walker, Mr. J. Munro Walker, Mr. J. Hartley Bibby, Mr. J. L. Birkett, Mr. R. K. Mainwaring, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Laird, Mr. E. J. Thornewill, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Houghton, Miss Hervey Talbot, Mr. and Mrs. F. Clunie Dale, Mr. G. L. Greenshields, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Greenshields, Miss Greenshields, Mrs. A. D. Chambres, Mrs. J. B. Duckworth, Miss J. B. Duckworth, Miss L. B. Duckworth, Miss W. B. Duckworth, Miss Johnson Houghton, Miss C. C. Beausire, Miss H. J. Beausire, Mr. J. A. Bradshaw, Mr. R. B. Dobell, Mr. W. Duckworth, Mrs. G. B. Paterson, Miss F. E. Norris, Mr. G. H. Melly, Mr. G. W. B. Ainsworth, Mr. C. E. Ashworth, Mr. R. H. Blain, Mr. F. H. Vicary, Mr. C. H. Broadbent, Mr. R. W. Cox, Mr. Walter Duckworth, Mr. G. F. Fawcett, Lieutenant-Colonel Hamersley, Mr. H. W. Hardman, Mr. O. H. Jones, Mr. W. W. Kellock, Mr. R. M. Laird, Captain J. L. Lock, Mr. C. H. Lockett, Mr. G. B. Lockett, Mr. G. G. Lockett, Mr. J. R. Lonsdale, Mr. Thomas Lonsdale, Mr. W. Nelson (Warrington), Mr. C. M. Nicholson, Mr. T. D. Oakshott, Mr. T. W. Oakshott, Mr. G. S. Schultz, Mr. R. W. Shand, Mr. G. R. Wilson, Mr. H. E. Wilson, Dr. Lees, &c. Praise is due to Mr. F. H. Vicary for the excellent arrangements. FRIDAY. A really excellent card had been issued for the opening day, and with a liberal policy prevailing as regards prize money, it was not surprising to find excellent fields contesting the six events which comprised the day's sport. Pride of place was awarded the Great Hooton Autumn Steeplechase, of the value of 500sovs., and there was keen specula- tion as regards the result. Easter Ogue was established favourite, but though Lord Wm. Beresford's representative ran well he was no match at the finish for the well-backed Bonnie Dundee, on whom E. Hunt rode a most patient race. Halutos, despite his penalty, gained a ready victory in the Park Maiden Hurdle Race, his jockey being J. Thompson, who won the Cambridgeshire on Berrill. Meschina made hacks of the opposition in the Wirral Hurdle Handicap, while backers had another facer when Lord Foppington upset the odds laid on Surplice for the Cheshire Steeplechase. The SZLLINO STEEPLECHASB of 50 sovs; four year olds list 61b, five list 121b, six and aged 12st 31b; the winner to be sold by auction for 100 sovs, if for 50 sovs allowed 71b. Two miles. 12 3 Mr. H. S. Sidney's TAVOBA, aged..Owner 1 11 3 Mr. E. Woodland's Shackleford, aged P. Woodland 2 10 12 Mr. J. Gordon Houghton's Desert Flower, 6yrs .Mr. J. Fergusson 3 Mr. W. Hair's Palmleaf II., Captain R. H. Dew- hurst's Dargai, Mr. J. A. Bradshaw's Rails, and Mr. A. M. Robinson's Stella also ran. Betting: 2 to 1 agst Dargai, 3 to 1 each Tavora and Desert Flower, 6 to 1 Shackleford, and 10 to 1 any other. Won by a neck; eight lengths between second and third. The PARK MAIDEN HURDLB RACE of 40 sovs. for horses that have never won a hurdle race, up to the time of closing; three-year-olds lOst 71b, four list 71b, five, six, and aged list 121b; winner extra. Two miles, over eight hurdles. 12 5 Mr. J. Parkinson's HALUTOS, 6yrs., J. Thompson 1 10 7 Mr. F. Bibby's Semi-colon, 3yrs, E. Morgan 2 11 12 Mr. W. Hall Walker's Moyfenrath, 5yrs, Mr. Fergusson 3 Mr. W. Cropper's Research, Mr. H. Dyke Dennis's Maudlin, Mr. C. Lovatt's Rosezeta, Mr. R. A. Riffby's Leading Lassie, Mr. J. S. Walley's Leash, Mr. A. W. Wood's Broad Sanctuary, and Mr. E. Woodland's Hampton Hazel also ran. Betting: Evens Halutos, 5 to 1 Semi-colon, 6 to 1 Broad Sanctuary, and 10 to 1 any other. Won by a length; eight lengths between second and third. The GREAT HOOTON PARK AUTUMN STEEPLE- CHASE of 500 sovs.; second to receive 50 sovs., and the third 25 sovs. out of the plate; four year olds list., five list. 101b., six and aged list. 131b.; penalties and allowances. Two miles and a half. Mr. E. J. Percy's BONNIB DUNDEE, 4yrs. E. Hunt 1 Mr. F. Bibby'a Kirkland, aged E. Morgan 2 Lord W. Beresford's Easter Ogue, 6yrs.Escott 3 Mr. J. D. Wallis's Rose O'Neill, Mr. B. Bletsoe s Irish Thistle, Mr. J. J. Ham's Springfield, Mr. Vyner's Alpheus, Mr. Reid Walker's Monksilver, Mr. Romer William's Randlestown, Mr. A. Gorham's Glenfcworth, Mr. R. C. Dawson's Turkish Bath, and Sir Peter Walker's Alswitha also ran. Betting: 2 to 1 Easter Ogue, 5 to 1 each Bonnie Dundee, Rose O'Neill, and Alpheus; 8 to 1 Turkish Bath, and 10 to one any other. Won by three lengths; six lengths between second and third. The WIRRAL HANDICAP HURDLE RACE of 100 sovs., winner extra. Two miles, over eight hurdles. 10 8 Mr. J. G. Bullteel's REsciii NA, 3yrs E. Piggott 1 11 10 Mr. Dobell's Intimidater, 5yra.E. Acres 2 11 4 Mr. E. Woodland'^ Model, aged P. Woodland 3 Mr. Vyner s Serapion, Mr. F. P. Lysaght's Vic, Mr. W. M'Auliffe's Idalus, Mr. W. Jackson's Yellow Vixen, Lord Cowley's Bravo, Mrs. Shep- herd's Disarmed, Mr. E. J. Percy's Helen Margaret, and Mr. J. Monro Walker's Golden Age also ran. Betting 3 to 1 agst Bravo, 4 to 1 Intimidater, 5 to 1 Yellow Vixen, 6 to 1 Idalus, and 10 to 1 Meschina or any other. Won in a canter by five lengths; four lengths between second and third. The CHESHIRE STEEPLECHASE PLATE of 40 son; for horses which, up to the time of starting, have not won a race value 90 sovs. in 1899 or 1900; four-year-olds lOst 101b, five list 81b, six and aged list 131b; penalties and allow- ances. Three miles. 11 1 Mr. E. Woodland's LORD FOPPINGTON, 6yrs .P.Woodtand 1 11 13 Mr. Reid Walker's Surplice, a., E. Acres 2 10 6 Mr. F. P.Lysaght'sIoeplant,4y., W. Nye 3 11 13 Mr. H. S. Sidney's Tavora, aged .Owner 0 Betting 6 to 4 agst Surplice, 4 to 1 Iceplant, 5 to 1 Tavora, and 8 to 1 Lord Foppington. Won by half a length; the same distance between second and third. The SELLING HURDLE RACB of 50 sovs; three- year-olds lOst 71b, four list 71b, five, six, and aged list 121b; the winner to be sold for 50 sovs. Two miles, over eight hurdles. 10 7 Mr. H. Peel a GOLDEN ApPLB, 3yrs F. Hassall 1 11 2 Mr. E. Woodland's Madame Danglers, 4yrs .P. Woodland 2 10 7 Mr. J. Howard's Tankerness, 3yrs, Pearee 3 Mr. J. A. Bradshaw's The Count, Mr. G. Greenston's Nahillah, Mr. R. Bromley's Summer Shower, Mr. J. J. Cowap's Elm Tree, Mr. E. Woodland's Cobra, and Mr. J. G. Bulteel's Minster also ran. Betting: 7 to 4 agst Nahillah, 4 to 1 each Summer Shower and Golden Apple, and 10 to 1 any other. SATURDAY. Heavy showers of rain alternated with brilliant sunshine, and although the attendance was very much better than on the opening day, it was still quite unequal to the excellent programme of sport provided. The sport was of a spirited character. The card, though promis- ing enough, hardly realised expectations, as the fields were not so large as was anticipated. The chief event of the day, however, the Great Stockwell Hurdle Race, produced a most exciting contest, and in itself fully repaid a visit to the course. Fourteen sported silk for this event. Details:— CAPENHURST STEEPLECHASB of 40 sor.-Two miles. 11 6 Mr. H. S. Sidney's DBABSLATEB, 4yrs Owner 1 11 6 Mr. H. S. Persse's Buck Up, 4yrs.Owner 2 12 3 Mr. E. Woodland's Lord Foppington, 6vrs .P. Woodland 3 Mr. J. A. Bradshaw's Sweetbriar, 4yrs.; Mr. J. I Monro Walker'B Largie, 5yrs.; Mr. O. J. Williams's Rivers, 6yrs.; and Lord W. Beresford's Braudon 4yrs.; also ran. t Setting: 5 to 2 agst Dearelayer, 3 to 1 Buck Up, 8 to 1 others.-Buck Up took up the run- ning three-quarters of a mile from home, attended by Lord Foppington, Brandon, and Dearslayer, the latter of which headed the leader and won easily by three of a length, two lengths separating second anti third. ROCK FERRY HURDLE RACK of 40 sove.rwo miles. 11 11 Mr. Reid Walker's SoirTAROfF,&.E.Acres 1 11 1 Mr. E. Woodland's Hampton Hazel, 6yrs P. Woodland 2 10 0 Mr. J. S. Walley's Rare, 3yra Master Walley 3 netting: 3 to 1 on Souvaroff, 4 to 1 agst Hampton Hazel, 6 to 1 Kame.—Kame went away, but Souvaroff soon took up the running, and won in a canter by thirty lengths six lengths divided the second and third. Three ran. SELLING HANDICAP HURDLB RACE of 50 BOVS. Two miles. 110 10 Mr. R. Mowbray's LAST GIrT, 4yrs R. Woodland 1 11 2 Mr. J. Gordon Houghton's Desert Flower, 5yrs Mr. Ferguson 2 11 8 Mr. E. Woodland's Cobra, 5yrs .Bushett 3 netting Evens last liiit, 6 to 4 agst Desert Flower, and 5 to 1 Cobra. Last Gift made the whole of the running and won by 30 lengths; bad third. Three ran. There was no bid for the winner. Desert Flower was sold to Mr. E. Woodland for 51 guineas. GREAT STOCKWELL HURDLE RACE of 500sovs. Two miles. 11 0 Captain A. E. Whittaker's WHITE FROST, aged Mr. A. Gordon 1 11 9 Mrs. McAuliffe's Glenant, 4yrs 11 0 Captain A. E. Whittaker's WHITE FROST, aged Mr. A. Gordon 1 11 9 Mrs. McAuliffe's Glenant, 4yrs Mr. W. P. CnlJen 2 iu l6 Mr. j.uouins 8i»envery,4y.,r. wooaiana a Capt. Murray's Surehaven, Lord W. Beresford's Uncle Jack, Mr. L. J. Shirley's I^rthvoe, Mr. R. C. Dawson's Mill Girl, Mrs. Dewfl&rst's Ash Stick, Mr. Reid Walker's Volsinian, Mr. E. Woodland's Model, Mr. Inglis' Philopena, Mr. B. W. Purr's Asthetio Anne, Capt. Michael Hughes' Ugolino, and Mr. Barclay Walker's Mr. Quilp also ran. Betting: Evens Glenart, 2 to 1 agst Uncle Jack, and 10 to 1 others. The running was made by Uncle Jack from Model until approach- ing the half-distance, where Ugolino and Glenart took close order. On getting near the last hurdle Delivery took up the running, followed by Uncle Jack, Glenart, and White Frost, and the last-named getting the best of it in the last few strides won by a neck; two lengths separated the second and third. Uncle Jack was fourth. The winner was bought in for 300 guineas. PRIORY HANDICAP STEEPLECHASE, a Cup value 30 sovs. (presented by T. W. Oakshott, Esq.), with 50 sovs. added. 12 3 Mr. T. Bater's FAIRLAND, aged F. Mason 1 12 7 Capt. Michael Hughes's Sequel, aged A. Waddington 2 10 7 Mrs. A. M. Robinson's Miss Emily, aged Mr. Robinson 3 10 5 Mr. O. J. Williams' Soft Raiment, 4yrs F. Hassall 0 Betting: 7 to 4 agst Fairland, 9 to 4 each Sequel and Soft Raiment, and 10 to 1 Miss Emily. Fauland drew out half a mile from home, and won in a canter by about thirty lengths; a bad third. LADIES' NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE of 40 sovs. Two miles. 12 0 Mr. A. Gorham's PADISHAB, aged Mr. Sidney w 0
aajiist. The first match of the season between the St. Barnabas and Christ Church Clubs was played at the latter club on Tuesday evening. Score:— ST. BARNABAS. CHRIST CHURCH. A. J. Blakeman and Rev. W. D. Ward J. G. Speakman 21 and A. Bonner. 4 W. Barton and W. H. E. Griffith and J. Whetnall 3 Shaw 21 W. H. Savage and B. Griffith and E. W.Whetnall. 21 Evans 20 S. Mason and C. J. Foster and J. D. Lythgoe 21 Egerton 20 T. P. Tushingham J. W. Dawson and J. and W. France. 21 Ridley 12 J. P. Lythgoe and W. C. Carman and J. Tullock 19 Wansell 21 Jno. Tullock and S. H. White and W. Howell. 9 Lloyd 21 R. Mason and J. E. Owen and F. Savage. 21 Wansell 10 136 129 Majority for St. Barnabas, 7.
Saturtjag's ffoidtball. Small scoring was associated with the games played in both divisions of the League, and only one team in the First Division scored three goals. One visiting side only proved success- ful, this honour falling to Bolton Wanderers, who appear to have found their feet with a vengeance. Their defence pulled them through at Bramall-lane, and Sutcliffe was largely responsible for the two clear goals' victory. Three drawn games were recorded, two of which produced no goals, while the other at Ewood furnished a goal for each team. The Albion must have been spurred to better effort by their last week's thrashing, and to share the points with the Rovers suggest improvement. Bury and Sunderland had a hard tussle at Gigg- lane, and those old rivals the Villa and the Wolves could not obtain a goal on the former's ground. Manchester City did well to defeat Derby County, and are evidently on the up grade, while Stoke gained their second success of the season by taking a couple of points from Sheffield Wednesday. Newcastle United accounted for Notts County, this being the third victory of the afternoon obtained by two clear goals.
--g- NESTON AND DISTRICT v. WEST KIRBY. This very even and hotly contested game was played on Saturday at Parkgate, and resulted in a draw of four goals each. The fluctuations of the game were most interesting to watch. At first the West Kirby men, mainly through their strong forward attack headed by Harold Jackson, pressed the home team and scored the first goal. A. Barrett equalised by a fine dribbling run. Give-and-take play followed, the Neston half-backs, notably Gleave, putting in some fine work. In fact, the game largely lay between the West Kirby forwards and the Neston half-backs. At half-time West Kirby led by two goals to one, but afterwards the Neston men pressed so strongly that they quickly scored three times in succession, A. Barrett, G. Frost, and H. Ormrod sharing the honours by brilliant attacks. Then West Kirby came again, H. Jackson. Dinn, Blencowe, and Cleaver proving very difficult customers to stop, though Jewitt and Pemberton, at back, worked hard, and Partridge repeatedly saved some really difficult shots in goal. West Kirby would not be denied, and, when the whistle declared no side," had pulled up level with their opponents. The game shewed that West Kirby had a better lot of forwards, but the Neston defence was distinctly stronger than that of West Kirby, Gleave, Archibald, and Speechly working very stubbornly at half-back for the home side. For West Kirby A. P. Smith and his two colleagues also played well.
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Utterarg Notices. THE NOVEMBER MAGAZINES. [FIRST NOTICE.] Some suggestive thoughts on the extent of Great Britain in the very dim and distant coursos of the future are prompted by an article on The Shrinkage of Britain in thu November number of Good Words." The writer, Mr. Harold Macfarlane, gives some remarkable facts as to the encroachment of the sea on the eastern and south-eastern coasts of England. For example:— The county of York from Bridlington to Spurn Head has been disappearing, it is calculated, at an average rate of six feet a year. It is said that careful observation of a certain 12 mile stretch shews that the cliffs 40ft. high have been eaten away by the waves for 132 feet in 40 years it is, however, at Spurn Head that the greatest ravages have taken place. In Edward the First's time the village of Ravenspur, a seaport near Spurn Head, sent more than one member to Parliament: in 1399 and 1471 Henry IV. and Edward IV. respectively landed there, but very soon after the latter's visit the entire town was swept away by the sea. To-day the village of Kilnsea alone stands upon the Head the old site of the village—once a fair place on a hill, with a fine old church, destroyed by the waves in 1826-is now some hundreds of yards below high- water mark, and when Nar Kilnsea joins it, the sea and the Humber will not take long to destroy the entire promontory and make things very unpleasant at Grimsby. The Blue Bell Inn, half- way between the sea and the river, bears a stone upon which is inscribed, "Built in the year 1847 534 yards from the sea when measured early last spring the distance was 3J4 yards. A writer in the Sunday Magazine gives some instructive particulars regarding the life and adventures of the Rev. John M. Bacon, the celebrated aeronaut. In reply to the question whether all steering of a balloon is out of the question, Mr. Bacon replied:— For practical purposes all attempts are futile up to the present. The balloon becomes simply an integral part of the general drift of the wind. Until some floating machine, worked by engines of great power and extremely light weight, can be invented, the aeronaut must devote his time to studying the air currents and the drift of pre- vailing winds; the winds are his rudder." On the important point of air currents Mr. Bacon has made some observations. Aeronauts have found, as far back as 1840, that at a certain elevation, always within 10,000 feet of the earth, there is a westerly current. On the journey to Nassau Mr. Green had used this knowledge to prevent the balloon from drifting over the German Ocean, and Mr. Bacon had a similar experience two summers ago, when making a scientific ascent with Dr. R. Lachlan and Mr. Spencer. In the course of an interview with the great singer which appears in the November number of The Quiver," which makes an excellent commencement of a new volume, Mr. Sankey tells the story of the famous Ninety and Nine" hymn. Mr. Moody and I reached Edinburgh," he says, "and had fine meetings in the Free Assembly Hall. The second day, at the noon meeting, Mr. Moody took The Good Shepherd as his theme, and, after brief addresses by himself and others, he called upon Dr. Horatius Bonar to speak. What an address he gave I think Dr. Bonar was the greatest hymn-writer of the nineteenth century. This was the man who wrote I was a wandering sheep,' I heard the voice of Jesus say,' and 'Come unto Me and rest.' He talked so kindly and so tenderly that before he finished the Good Shepherd seemed to be present throughout the hall. Mr. Moody was deeply affected. Looking down from the pulpit, he said: Mr. Sankey, have you anything appropriate to sing F' I could not think of a single hymn to sing as a solo. Mr. Moody in those days usually opened and closed the meetings with solos. I could have sung the 23rd Psalm, but it had been sung twice already in that meeting; and then I knew that if I tried to sing the psalm as a solo the entire audience of two thousand voices would have joined in it. Like an inspiration came the thought, Sing the hymn you found on the train, a hymn without a tune.' I opened my old scrapbook, and I could feel every eye in the hall turned on me. Then in my moment of need I closed my eyes and prayed in silence, O God, help me to recite this poem in such a way as to deepen the impression made by the sermon.' I laid my hands on the keys of the little organ and struck a chord in A flat, and the first strain floated through the hall. Then I started in, and God gave me the notes as I needed them. When I reached the end of the first verse I said, Thank the Lord! I got through.' Then it suddenly dawned upon me,' Can I repeat the same notes for the second verse and the third, or will I have three or four tunes for the same hymn before I get through?' Naturally the same notes came for the second and third, and fourth verses, and by the time I had reached the fifth and last verse I had learned the tune myself, the same one, in every respect, that has been used now for more than a quarter of a century." NEW BOOKS. Cassell's Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland" (London: Cassell and Co., Ltd.). The cheap edition' of this valuable work of reference, which has been running in sixpenny parts for a considerable period, has just been completed with the issue of the 45th number. The book claims, and with good reason, to be "a complete topographical dictionary of the United Kingdom." 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TATTENHALL. MIDGET MINSTRELS' ENTEBTAINMENT.-The Tattenhall Midget Minstrels gave their first entertainment of the season on Monday, in the Institute, before a large audience. The youth- ful performers acquitted themselves in a praiseworthy manner, both in regard to their singing and the delivery of the jokes. The performance of physical drill was worthy of special commendation, and evidenced the thoroughness of the training they had under- gone by their master (Mr. Hicks). Encores were the order of the evening. The accompani- ments were played by Miss Ada Challinor. The proceeds of the entertainment were in aid of the Boys' Home. Songs, &c., were given by E. Duffield ("The Lads in Navy Blue" and Jack before you go "), T. Donovan (" What do you think of the Irish now ?" Wax Lights," and Laughing "), B. Stokes (" Motherland," People will talk," and When father laid the carpet on the stairs"), J. Teistiel (" Kelly the Carman," Bunkey Doodle I do," and On Strikes"), J. Hicks ("Doodle doodle do" and "The verdict was "), J. Donovan (" When your hair grows whiter"), F. Butler ("The wigley wagley Japaneze" and Dear old Bobs "), J. Hammond (" John Bull's Picture Gallety" and I'll be a Soldier ").
BANGOR-ISYCOED. MARRIAGE OF MISS FEARNALL, ROYTON.— The village of Bangor-Isycoed, put on its gayest looks on Wednesday, when a pretty wedding was solemnised. The contracting parties were Miss Amy Fearnall, sister-in-law to Mr. Frank Lloyd, the well-known auctioneer, and the fifth daughter of Mr. Thomas Fearnall, farmer, Royton, and Mr. Geo. Parry, son of the late Mr. Parry, of Ellesmere. The ceremony was witnessed by a large number of people from Bangor, Wrexham, and Ellesmere. The officiating clergymen were the Rector of Bangor (the Rev. Elrington Bisset), and the Curate (the Rev. Mr. Ellis). The bridegroom was accompanied by Mr. Phillips, of Chester, as best man, and the bridesmaids were the Misses Maggie and Mabel Fearnall, sisters of the bride, and Miss Beatie Lloyd, of Eyton House, a niece of the bride. The bride looked charming in a dress of white spotted silk trimmed with lace, and pearl trimming transparent yoke, and sleeves, with a wreath of orange blossom, and carried a beautiful bouquet. The elder brides- maids wore white silk dresses with relieved chiffon, and carried white roses and maiden hair fern. The other bridesmaid, Miss Beatie Lloyd, Eyton House, wore white spotted silk, and a large white hat trimmed with white silk ribbon and feathers. A reception was after- wards held at Roy ton, the residence of the bride's father. The honeymoon will be spent on the Continent.
FLINT. THE HEALTH OF THE TowN.-Dr. Humphrey Williams, medical officer of health, writes to the Press as follows I notice a statement to the effect that the inhabitants of Flint have been startled by a serious outbreak of typhoid fever in the town, and that the part mostly affected is Halkyn-street, where there are several cases. Only two cases of typhoid have been notified in Flint for the last two months, and one of these is perfectly convalescent, and during the whole of this year only four cases (including the above) have happened in the town." AN ANCIENT UBLic.-The ancient town of Flint has just recovered possession, under somewhat remarkable circumstances, of an ancient relic which formerly belonged to it, in the shape of the old churchyard cross. The cross was standing in the churchyard in 1830, and a print of the old churoh published in the Gentlemen's Magazine in 1795 shews it in situ, but with the top broken off. Nothing had been heard of the cross for the last 50 years, much to the regret of the local antiquarians and the inhabitants generally, inasmuch as Flint, though possessing a most interest- ing history from Roman times, has no antiquities of any consequence connected with it. Upon the death of the late Mrs. Ellen Roskell, of Stockyn Hall, Holywell, a few months ago, it was found that the old cross was on her premises, and that in her will she had bequeathed it to the Rev. Father Beauclerk, of St. Winefride's Well celebrity, and now in charge of the Roman Catholic church at Bos- combe, Bournemouth. It is stated that the cross was given by a former rector of Flint to Mrs. Roskell's husband, the late Mr. G. Potts Roskell, at one time mayor of Flint. Upon hearing of the bequest, a petition was prepared and signed by inhabitants of Flint asking Father Beauclerk to restore the cross to the town, and this the reverend gentleman, by the permission of his Superior, has consented to do.
PUDDINGTON. SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A SERVANT GIRL ALLEGED KLEPTOMANIA.—At the Neston Petty Sessions on Tuesday, before Messrs. J. S. H. Banner and Colonel Lloyd, a young woman named Georgina Lawton, aged about 18 years, was charged in custody with stealing a velvet dress skirt, bed-sheet, and a Welsh Testament, of the value of 92 10s., the property of Sarah Ellis, wife of William Ellis, a Puddington farmer.-Prosecutrix stated that the prisoner entered her employment as a servant on the 4th of the present month, and on the llth inst. she asked to go home for the night. After she had gone prosecutrix happened to go into her room, and found the articles (produced) behind her box. The sheet was placed under the mattress of the bed. Prisoner came back wl the following morning, but Mr. Ellis refused to admit her. P.C. Bostock stated that b. received the prisoner in custody from the Chester police at 2.30 p.m. on the 22nd inst. He read over the warrant to her at the police station, and charged her with stealing the various articles named, but she made no reply.—Prisoner in reply to the Bench now pleaded guilty, and added that as the book was in a foreign language she was not aware that it was a testament.—The mother of the girl, who was in court, gave evidence to the effect that her daughter had a weakness for purloining and secreting articles which did not belong to her, but they had never been disposed of, and bad invariably been restored to the owners. A doctor whom she (the mother) had consulted, was of opinion that this trait would pass away in the course of a year or two, and she thought it would be to her daughter's advan- tage if she was placed in a home for a year or two.—In reply to the Bench she promised to give the girl every care if she was iealt with under the First Offenders Act.—Prisoner, who appeared quite dazed at the position in which she was placed, listened with attention to kindly advice given to her by Mr. Banner, and was discharged after being bound over to come up for judgment when called upon.
HA WARDRN. PARISH MATTERS.—A meeting of the Hawarden Parish Council was held at the Town Hall, on Wednesday. Mr. Thomas Wright presided.—It was decided to advertise for a clerk in the place of Mr. S. Dunn, who had resigned, the office to be conjoint with that of assistant overseer. The Council elected Mr. S. Dunn as councillor for the Mancott and Moor Ward.—It was arranged to have a joint meeting of committees of the Saltney and Hawarden Parish Councils to discuss the question of additional burial ground for the parish.—The meeting wasi adjourned.
ROSSETT. ACCIDENT AT THE STATION.—On Thursday excitement was caused by an accident which took place at the station. It appears that during some shunting operations a truck by some means got derailed near the points, the consequence being that the up line was blocked for many hours. Break-down gangs from Chester and Wrexham were telephoned for, the traffic in the meantime being worked from Wheatsheaf Junction upon the down line, which caused great delay to passenger and goods traffic. It was near 11.30 p.m. before ordinary traffic could be resumed. Fortunately no one was hurt, and little damage was done. It is supposed the accident was due to the points being open when the trucks were being shunted. »
ELLESMERE PORT. ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS.—The 118th half-yearly meeting of the Chester and Dan ham- o'-th'- Hill District was held at the Bull's Head. Hotel, Ellesmere Port, on Wednes. day. The District Chief Ranger, Bro. Robert Burrows, occupied the chair, and expressed regret at the absence through illness of Bro. B. Hulse, district secretary. It was resolved to send a letter of sympathy to Bro. Hulse. Bro. John Harris, P.H.C.S., was elected secretary pro. tem. The following were re-elected:— Two auditors, the members of the Management Committee, Final Arbitration Committee, Final Arbitrators' Relief Committee, book examiners, relieving officers, and Extension Committee. St. Asaph was selected as the place to hold the April District Meeting, 1901. Bro. Thomas Pixton, ef Court No. 4784, was installed District Chief Ranger by the retiring District Chief Ranger, after which Bro. Robert Burrows was presented with a Past District Chief Ranger's ribbon. Bro. Richard Jeffs, of Court No. 547, was installed District sub-Chief Ranger. After the business the delegates sat down to dinner together.
MOLD. FARM FIRE CATTLE ROASTED TO DicAin.- At four o'clock on Monday an alarm of fire was raised at the Pant Glas Farm, Gwernaffield, occupied by Mr. Alfred Turner. The mischief originated in the farm buildings, and before the fire was extinguished the whole of the buildings were completely destroyed, and five cows and a calf were literally roasted alive. The buildings, which are attached to the farm- house, were recently rebuilt at a cost of 21,200. The loss is covered by insurance. A TENANCY DISPUTE AND POLICE COURT SEQUEL.—At the County Hall, on Friday, before Messrs, E. H. Wain (in the chair) and H. Lloyd Jones, Elizabeth Morris, widow, of the farm Llyn-y-pandy, was charged on further remand with inflicting grevious bodily harm upon Margaret Jones, widow, also of Llyn-y-pandy. Mr. G. H. Simon again appeared to prosecute, and Mr. J. B. Marston was instructed for the defence. The prosecutrix said she occupied the Llyn-y-pandy Cottage up to the 8th October. On that day she put some clothes out on the hedge. Mrs. Morris took them down and threw them in the yard on the ground. She went to put them back again on the hedge, and Mrs. Morris pushed her down. She asked for the clothes, and Mrs. Morris pushed her down again. She got up and went into the house, and Mrs. Morris bit her with a stone as she was going in. The stone struck her on the right side of the head. She put an apron around her head because the blood was running down, and went to the house of Mrs. Parry. She did nothing to Mrs. Morris. Dr. Wilson repeated the evidence given on former hearings, and said he had seen the prosecutrix from time to time. She had made satisfactory progress and was now out of danger. The depression of the skull would slightly remain. Other evidence was given to the effect that Mrs. Morris claimed the garden which, it was alleged, belonged to prosecutrix, and it was on that account, chiefly, that the whole affair arose. Mrs. Morris was committed for trial at the Flintshire Quarter Sessions, bail b eing allowed.
MALPAS. MISSIONARY MEETING.—The annual meeting of the London Missionary Society was held in the Congregational Schoolroom on Wednesday night under the presidency of the pastor (the Rev. J. Ogmore Morgans). An address was given by the Rev. D. D. Green, a missionary returned from Madagascar. DEBATING SOCIETY.-Last week this society held its first meeting. A paper was read by Mr. J. M. Compton Burnett, M.A., on the derivation of English words. The second meeting was held on Thursday night, when the subject of spiritualism was debated. The chair was taken by Mr. G. S. Morgan. Mr. Burnett opened the debate on Are there such things as ghosts?" The Rev. Ogmore Morgan, Mr. Brown, Mr. Maclntyre, Mr. Wycherley, and the Chairman spoke upon the question, but no vote was taken. TECHNICAL INSTBUCTION.—On Wednesday afternoon a course of lectures was opened at the Jubilee Hall, under the auspices of the Cheshire County Council. Mr. H. E. Ward, who is appointed by the county authority to conduct the lectures, had a capital attendance of between 30 and 40 persons, which included, besides pupils from the Grammar and the Alport School, a good sprinkling of farmers and farmers' sons. The lectures are to be given throughout the year, and the first year's course will deal with plant life, soils and manures. These lectures are given free, and take place from three to four o'clock every Wednesday afternoon, and the local committee trust that all those who can will endeavour to Attend the course so commendably inaugurated in Malpaa by the County Council for the benefit of the agriculturists in the neighbourhood.
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