DISASTROUS FIRE. -I The extensive premises of the Welsbach Incan descent Light Co., at Westminster, were almost" destroyed by fire this morning. The flamei spread rapidly, .iid when the workpeople commenced to arrive shortly before nine the place was a veritable furnace. The conflagration was checked soon after 10 o'clock. One of the workshops adjoins an under- ground railway, aild the train service was suspended for over an hour.
-+- u- t WIFE MURDERER EXECUTED. Thomas Marsland, of Oldham, described as a piecer, was executed at Walton Gaol, Liverpool, this morning, for the murder of his wife, Elizabeth Marsland, on the 4th of last month. Prisoner after his sentence assumed an air of indifference but the final interview with his parents yesterday had the effect of altering his attitude. Marsland was only 21 years of age. The execution was carried out by young Billington.
AWFUL MINING DISASTER. GREAT LOSS OF LIFE. s iist TUB'S SPECIAL CABLE.] Kno: ville, Tennessee. Tuesday. A disastrous explosion occurred in the Frater Tille and Thistle Coal Mine at Coal Creek Tennessee, yesterday morning. The explosion was' caused by the accidental ignition of gas, and dense flames shot from the mouths of the vent-holes. Rescue parties report that every man in the mine at the time of the explosion is dead. The number of fatalities is between 175 and 225.
GHASTLY ^TRAGEDY. MURDER AND SUICIDE. At Devonport to-day W. Symons, lately employed as a shipwright at the dockyard, cut the throat of Mrs. Nellie Bertha Podgers, and afterwards com mitted suicide. Mrs. Podgers was dead when found on the floor, while Symons lay terribly wounded in the throat on a bed. He died on the way to the hospital. The deceased woman lived happily with her husband, a billposter, and her child. Symons had suffered imprisonment, and the supposition is, his mind became affected. Mr' Podgers was out endeavouring to find Symons. work.
THE KING'S COURT. ♦—— Their Majesties the King and Queen held a Court at Buckingham Palace on Friday. The invitations included the Duke and Duchess of Teck and Prince Alexander of Teck. Invitations were also issued to, among others, the following:—The Earl and Countess of Crewe, Lady Grey-Egerton, the Hon. Cecil T. and Mrs. Parker, the Hon. Mrs. A. Grosvenor, General and Mrs. Swaine. the Ladies Grizel and C. Baillie-Hamilton, Sir John and Lady P. runner, the Hon. Mrs. D. Tollemache, the Hon. Mr" H. Tollemache, &c. The Ladies Cynthia and Celia Crewe-Milnes were presented by the Countess of Crewe; the Countess of Scar- borough by the Dowager Countess of Scarborough Miss E. Egerton Warburtou by the Hon. Mrs. Egerton Warburtou. Lady Grey-Egerton wore a gown of black lace and jet with white lace sleeves, pearl and diamond ornaments, and Goodyear bouquet of large white lilies tied with white ribbon. Lady Grizel Baillie-Hamilton wore a gown of opalescent satin, draped with exquisite old lure and finished with garland.; of deep pink carnations, train of azure chine, brocaded with baskets of flowers. Her Majesty the Queen wore a cream satin gown, embroidered with silver pailletes and diamonds over laee. Corsage and train to cor- respond. Head-dress —a crown of diamonds. Orna- ments—diamonds. Orders—the Order of the Garter, Victoria and Albert, Crown of India, St. John of Jerusalem, and the Danish Family and Golden Wedding Orders. Lady Crewe wore white, embroidered with pearl and silver roses, with a train of white satin ground, on which were bunches of coloured flowers, embroidered in stones to match the colours.
GLADSTONE DAY." ♦ The Ycung Scot;* Society held their second annual conference in Edinburgh on Saturday, and in the evening inaugurated a "Gladstone Day," which was celebrate at a large meeting in the music hall. Mr. Bryce, M.P., presided, and in- dicated some of th/s leading principles which actuated the career of the late statesman. One of Mr. Gladstone's foremost aims was to reduce the burdens that pressed upon the people, and with what horror said Mr. Bryce, would he have Feen what we see tow—taxes raised upon tea, reiiKposcd upon -igar, and placed even upon bread. Hand in with his love of retrench- ment and economy was bis love of peace end horror of the evils of war, nothing shocking him so much as war. while a third principle hf held was his love of liberty, and it was this that formed tho foundation of his policy towards Ireland. Lastly, Mr. Gladstone had a very high conception of national duty in international affairs. Mr. Thomas Shaw, K.C., M.P., gave an address en ''Gladstc-ie a living teacher." and messages were re.d from Earl Spencer, IJDrd Aberdeen, Sir Win. Karcourt, Mr. John and others.
TERRIBLE BOATING ACCIDENTS. 16 LIVES LOST. A terrible boating accident occurred on Sunduy afternoon on the Lai-res of Killarney. A part;/ of nine visitors were making one. of the weli-kno'vu tours, which include a journey by boat through tho lakes. Their boai, was in charge of four pit- men, and it was se^ at various points along the accustomed route da.:ng the afternoon. At night, however, they failed to reappear at their hotel, and a search was instituted. The wrecked Ix.at was found early cr Monday morning upon the shore of the lower like, and with it the bodies of three of the tourist". The accident was not fen by anyone, and as all thirteen of the occupants of the boat, must have perished, it cannot be known exactly how the disaster came about. It is probable, however, that the craft was over- whelmed in a sudd- ;t squall and capsized. Other boats were P'Yina on 14t- lakes at the sante in e, but they readied their destinations in safety. The identification of the victims does not appear to be thoroughly established. In the earlier reports two of them w,-ro stated to be residents of Man- chester, Air. and Mrs. Cheetharn, but the IE.tpr accounts give the;r address as London. Two others are said to be Mr. aad Mrs. Travis, of Royton, naar Oldham. THE DAY AFTER HER WEDDING. A sad boating ate Tent occurred on the Thames off Hammersmith ou Sunday, resulting in a young married woman Lightford, of Wandsworth, being drowned. She and her husband, who were married so recently as Saturday morning, lured a boat for the purpose of rowing to Hauif ton Court. When passing Hammersmith, the strong wind and tho swell from a passing tug caused tho boat to capsize. As?.stance was immediately ren- dered, but the womau was drowned. The husband was rescued aud taken ashore in an unconscious condition. OTHER FATALITIES. A young man r.aaie>d Castle, aged 18, the son of a coachbuilder, v/a* drowned through a boating accident on Monday on the Trent, near Farndon. There were others i.. the boat, but they escaped. Two beys hired a boat near Putney Bridge. London, on Monday afternoon. Owing to the roughness of the wat" it capsized, and one of the boys, Henry Cover, of Batteraea, was drowned.
CHESTER WOMAN'S WINDFALL. Mary Kowley, second-hand clothes dealer, Bernhardt's Court, applied at the City Police Court, yesterday (Tuesday) morning, for the signing of the papers rotating to a fortune which she undfistands has been left her by her sister in New York. The amount of the windfall is £ 1,!H)0 0s. 2d. The application was granted.
COXOKEGATJOXAL UNITY. —The Congregational Union on Tuesday instructed th; general committee to prepare a scheme on the lines of Dr. Parker's proposals, which might serve to unite congregational churches more closely for common purposes. Dr. Hunter (London) said the proposals sacrificed their first principles of indepen- dence. In the afternoon a conference took place on the Education Bill, which was condemned. A YEAR'S RAILWAY ACCIDENTS. -The return of accidents and casualties reported to the Board of Trade as having cccurred upon the railways of the United Kingdom in the year 1901 was issued on Saturday. A remarkable fact recorded in the return is that train accidents did not cause the death of a single passenger in the whole course of the year. The total number of personal accidents I during the twelve months amounted to 1,277 persons killed and 18,375injured.
SPORTING. I HURST PARK MEETING. TUESDAY. 11AIDEx PLATE.—St. Ambrose, 1; Lord Carbine, 2; Satyr, 3. Ten ran. PRIOHY TWO-YEAK-OLI> PLATE -Gualtla, 1 China Bead, 2; Catherine II. f, 3. Seven ran.
REDCAR MEETING. TUESDAY. LANGBAUGH PLATE.Niiss Bryant, 1; Arksey, 2 > Killucan, 3. Thirteen ran JUVENILE PLATE. Muff, 1; Rusheyford, 2; | Coolatin, 3. Fourteen ran. SK.EI.TOX PLATE —Princess Ottilia, 1; Ringdrake, 2 Alboin, 3. Six ran. GUISBOROUGII PLATF,Simonliatch, 1; Reckitt, 2 Miss Garnett, 3. Six ran.
DUNSTALL PARK MEETING. TUESDAY. MADELEY PLATE-Robert le Diable, 1; Fairy Field, 2 Lychnobite, 3. Six ran. OXLEY PLATE-Affluent, 1; Broadsword, 2; Bakersfield, 3. Ten ran. BKADFORD TWO-YEAR-OLD.—Enamour f, 1; St. Emilion, 2; Club Bail, 3. Eight ran.
HOOTON PARK RACES. Stewards: His Grace the Duke of Westminster, the Right Hon. Lord Rossmore, Mr. J. Reid Walker, Mr. W. Hall Walker, and Capt. L. H. Jones. Handicapper: Mr. R. K. Mainwaring. Starter: Lord Arthur Grosvenor. Judge and Clerk of the Scales: Mr. W. H. Nightingale. Clerk of the Course and Stakeholder: Mr. W. S. Gladstone. Deiightful weather favoured the Hooton Park Whitsuntide meeting on Monday, and the execu- tive are to be congratulated on the excellent man- ner in which everything passed off. The unpro- pitious outlook in the morning would, it was thought, militate against the attendance, but this tear proved groundless, and the financial result should be satisfactory. Among the company present in the club enclosure were the Duke and Duchess of Westminster, Lord Arthur Grosvenor, Lord Enniskillen, Mr. H. M. Wilson, the Mayor and Mayoress of Chester (Mr. and Mrs. James Frost) and Miss E. Frost, Mr. J. J. Cunnah, Mr. CDLingwood Hope, Mr. H. C. Chambres, Mr. H. ,I.y, Mr. A. 13. M'Culloch, Mr. W. Rathbone, Mr. P. L. Roopor, Mr. G. E. Lockett, Mr. T. G. Boscawen, Colonel W. Hall Walker, Captain L. H. oones, Mr. R. C. Drury, Mr. Hubert Potts, Mr. W. Trubshaw, etc. The opening race saw six runners under silk, and Lakota had the market call at fractionally worse odds than Thremhall, and the pair finished second and first respectively. Still and his joc kev came a bad cropper at the first obstacle, and Wexford Boy ran out when opposite the paddock, and jumping the rails, threw his jockey, Scott. Five was the main in the West- wood Selling Hurdle Race, and Shepherd King and Snarley Yow divided favouritism, only to be beaten by Deportment, for whom there was plenty of money. The Mersey National Hunt Flat Race followed, and again five went to the post, the Duke of Westminster riding his horse Child Waters, who opened at 2's and finished at iTs, the odds-on favourite, Raymond, beating Rochdale by two lengths, with Child Waters a couple of lengths away. Details are appended:- PRIORY HANDICAP HURDLE RACE of 80 sovs. Two miles. 11 12 Mr. C. Mynor's THREMHALL, 4yrs.F. Lyall 1 11 13 Mr. F. Kitchener's Lakota, 6vrs E. Matthews 2 12 7 Mr. S. B. Joel's Gorgonzola, 5yrs Mr. F. Hartigan 3 12 3 Mr. J. A. Bradshaw's Cutler, aged G. Goswell 0 10 12 Mr. A. Sherry's Wexford Boy, 4yrs R. Scott 0 10 0 Mr. S. Coleman's Still, 4yrs Glover 0 Betting 2 to 1 agst Lakota, 5 to 2 Thremhall, 9 to 2 Gorgonzola, 5 to 1 Cutler, and 10 to I others. —Won by a length; six lengths between the second and third. WESTWOOD SELLING HURDLE RACE of 100 sovs. Two miles. 11 3 Mr. T. Southall's DEPORTMENT, 5yrs G. Goswell 1 11 7 Mr. Rogers's Snarley-Yow, aged Mr. J. T. Rogers 2 10 7 Mr. M. Harper's Shepherd King, 4yrs Owner 3 11 2 Mr. A. J. Gilmour's Hippolyta, a.Kelly 0 10 2 Mr. J. Bickley's Wild Novice, 4yrsMetcalfe 0 Betting 7 to 4 each agst Shepherd King and Snarley-Yow, 9 to 4 Deportment, and 10 to 1 others. — Won by two lengths; four lengths between the second and third. MERSEY NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE of 100 sovs. Two miles on the flat. 11 9 Mr. F. R. Hunt's RAYMOND, 6yrs Mr. Peebles L 11 0 Col. H. Walker's Rochdale, aged. Owner 2 12 4 Duke of Westminster's Child Waters, 5yrs Owner 3 11 4 Mr. T. Wadlow's Broad Sanctuary, 5yrs Mr. INugent 0 11 0 Mr. R. Walker's Equator, 4yrsMr. H. Huut 0 Betting: 5 to 4 on Raymond, 3 to 1 agst Roch- dale, 4 to 1 Equator, and 5 to 1 others. Won by two lengths four lengths between the second and third. HOOTON HALL HANDICAP STEEPLECHASE of 200 sovs.—Two miles and a half. 12 7 Mr. J. Habin's BELL SOUND, a., Matthews 1 10 11 Mr. J. A. Scorror's Belmont, aged .Lyall 2 10 9 Gen. Sir R Palmer's Mysterious Lady, tiyrs Goswell 3 11 7 Mr. B. Walker's Ship-shape, a.Haswell 0 10 12 Mr. W. H. Walker's Hill of Bree, Gyrs Phillips 0 10 11 Mr. C. Macdonald's Vincent, aged Mr. Nugent 0 10 10 (in. 101b ex.) Mr. R. Brown's Domineer, 5yrs Scott 0 10 10 Capt. Buller's Willie, aged .Barry 0 10 7 Mr. W. Edwards's Warlock, a., R. Gordon 0 10 5 Mr. J. Muddimer's Sequel II., a., Mr Hunt 0 10 4 Mr. G. W. Morrison's Irish Chief, (iyrs Latham 0 10 0 Mr. F. Kitchener's War Game, 5y., Brady 0 10 0 Mr. If. Kitchener's Peterfield II., aged Glover 0 Betting: 7 to 2 agst War Game, 5 to 1 Vincent, ti to 1 Bell Sound, 7 to 1 each Ship-shape and Willie, 10 to 1 each Laplander, Belmont, and War- lock, and 100 to G others. Won by two lengths same between the second and third. SELLING STEEPLECHASE of 150 sovs.-Twoiiiilei. 12 0 Mr. F. Kitchener's SHACKLEFORD, aged E. Matthews 1 12 0 Mr. S. B. Joel's Mareha Real, Gyrs Mr. F. Hartigan 2 11 7 Mr. C. H. Tinsley's Haskeval, 5y., Phtllips 3 12 0 Air. H. C/arnikow'sTrueno, a., Mr Bletsoe 0 12 0 Mr. Haigh's Hoylake, Gyrs G. Goswell 0 Betting: 7 to 4 each agst Marcha Real and Shackleford, 3 to 1 Haskeval, and 10 to 1 others. Won by three lengths; a bad third. Winner bought in for IGOgs. BIRKENHEAD STEEPLECHASE PLATE of 45 so v.— Three miles. 12 2 Mr. Allerton's The Panther, a., G. Goswell 1 12 2 Mr. R. Walker's Erik, Gyrs .F. Hassall 2 11 6 Mrs. Hunter's Maude's Pride, 6yrs, R. Gordon 3 11 3 Mr. M. T. Martin's Caracalla Mr. C. Piggott 0 Betting: 2 to 1 on The Panther, 5 to 2 agst Jaiacalla, and 10 to 1 Eri c and Maude's Pride. The winner made all the running and won by live length a bad third. length a bad third.
I WREXHAM RACES. The weather, fortunately for the success of the experimental holiday meeting at Wrexham, proved fine, and there was a big gathering in the popular parts of the enclosure, which, by the way, has been improved in many ways since the last meeting. The racing was distinctly good, fields ruling above the average, and there being some good tinishes For the principal event on the card, the Coronation Cup, there was a field of five high-class ponies and Galloways. Roseal was first past the post, but was disqualified on an objection for having gone the wrong side of a post, and the spoils went to Sea Dog. Compensation was forthcoming for Mr. Baillie in the Consolation Stakes, in which he sus- tained an objection to Monday, and Roseal got the race. The Whitsuntide Handicap resulted in a contretemps, all the horses having gone the wrong side of a post, and on the run-off Little Tich came s home an easy winner. Prince Alfred won two races, and Nuts repeated previous successes on this course. Details :— PADDOCK PLATE of 20 sovs. Five furlongs. I 9 Mr. G. Dickinson's PRINCE ALFRED, 5yrs.Swash 1 12 10 Mr. J. E. Baillie's Roseal, aged Klimpl 2 9 13 (car. 10 4) Mr. R. W. Tilley s Monday, 4 yrs. ( £ 25) Owner 3 11 2 Capt. T. M. Parker's Melody, 0 yrs. E. Rowson 0 I 9 Mr. Hugh Thursby's Sparklet, aged U. Walley 0 12 4 Mr. W. Shakespear'sDollie, 4 yrs..Stanton 0 9 2 Mr. W. Davenport, jun.'s Nellie Grey, 3 yrs Arrowsmith 0 11 4 Mr. John James's Little Louie, 4 yrs. ( £ 25) J. E. James 0 Betting (j to 4 agst Dollie, 2 to 1 Prince Alfred, 7 to 2 each Little Louie and Melody, (j to 1 Roseal, and 8 to 1 each Monday and others. Won by a length and a half; a length between the second and third. Roseal fell after passing the post, but the horse and jockey escaped injury. NEW CENTURY RACE of 12 sovs. Five furlongs. 11 10 (car. 11 11) Mr. J. E. Baillie's NUTS, aged Mr. Tilley 1 9 11 Mr. E. A. Griffith's Grey Leaf, 4 yrs. Mr. E. T. Maddicks 2 11 4 (car. 11 5) Mr. W. C. Cropper's Little Patch, 4 yra Mr. C Bower Ismay 3 9 3 Mr. C. Bower Ismay's Bandar, 3 yrs. Mr. F. E. Cotton 0 9 9 Mr. Harford Hartland's Number Nine. 4 yrs Owner 0 Betting 6 to 4 on Nuts, 5 to 2 agst Bandar, 5 to 1 Little Patch, and 8 to 1 each Grey Leaf and Number Nine. Won easily by two lengths; three lengths between the second and third. The WHITSUNTIDE HANDICAP of 20sovs.-About one mile. 11 11 Mr. J. James's LITTLE LOUIE, 4yrs. J. E. Jaines 9 3 Capt. T. M. Parker's Poet's Daughter, 5yr. Arrowsmith 2 11 5 Mr. E. A. Griffiths's Sunbeam, a led C. Walley 3 12 10 Mr. C. B. Ismay's Leash, 5yrs Owner 0 11 13 Mr. W. Shakespear's Dollic, 4y.Stanton 0 11 9 Mr. H. S. Reakes's Little Tich, aged Mr. Tilley 0 9 13 Mr. Reading's Royalty, 4yrs.A. Wood 0 Betting: Evens Royalty, 3 to 1 agst Poet's Daughter, 4 to 1 Sunbeam, 5 to 1 Dollie, 8 to 1 Little Louie or any other.—Won by two lengths a neck between second and third. The three placed horses were objected to for having gone the wrong course, and the objection was sustained. THE HACE RUN OVI R AGAIN. The race was run oyer again after the Coronation Cup, the runners being the same with the exception that Sunbeam did not turn out, while Pye had the mount on Leash in place of Mr. Ismay. Little Tich now won by three lengths. Dollie being third two lengths away. NEW STAND STAKES of 15sovs.—About one mile. 10 11 Mr. G. Dickinson's PRINCE ALFRED, 5yrs. Swash 1 11 3 Mr. J. E. Baillie's Nuts, aged.Mr. Tilley 2 9 4 (car. 9st 131b) Mr. J. Barnes's Killarney, 3yrs E. Henshaw 3 11 11 Mr. Jas. Summers's Little Ada, Gyrs. II. Hayes 0 (! 12 Mr. J. Roberts's Fair Amy, 6yrs. (Bin) J. Brown 0 Betting: Evens Prince Alfred, 3 to 1 Nuts, 4 to 1 each Little Ada and Killarney, and 8 to 1 Fair Amy.—Nuts made the running for half the journey, when Prince Alfred drew out and won by two lengths four lengths between second and third. CORONATION Cup (a handicap) of 30 sovs.-A mile and a half. 10 4 Mr. H. S. Reakes's SEA DOG, 4yrs Mr. Tilley 1 10 8 Mr. C. Bower Ismay's Bandar, 3y H. Pye 2 10 13 Mr. E. V. Rayner's Rendezvous, Gyrs E. Rowson 3 10 2 Mr. J. E. Hughes's Eleanora, 5yrs J. W. Bowes 0 12 9 Mr. J. E. Baillie's Roseal, a F. Klimpl disq Betting G to 4 agst Eleanora, 5 to 2 Roseal, 4 to 1 Sea Dog, 5 to 1 Rendezvous, and 8 to 1 Bandar Roseal won by a length two lengths between the second and third. An objection to the winner for going the wrong side of a pose was sustained, and the race was awarded to Soa Dog. Bandar was placed second and Rendezvous third. WREXHAM CONSOLATION STAKES of 10 sovs.-Five furlongs. ia 10 10 Mr. J. E. Baillie's ROSEAL, a .F. Klimpl 1 9 13 Mr. John James's Little Louie, 4yrs J. W. Bowes 2 9 13 Mr. Ed. S. Reading's Royalty, 4y .Wood 3 9 10 (car. lOst 41b) Mr. R. W. Tilley's Monday, 4yrs Owen disq Betting: Evens Roseal, (i to 4 agst Monday, (j to 1 Little Loui, and 10 to 1 Royalty.—Monday won by a length three lengths between the second and third. An objection to Monday was sustained, and the race was awarded to Roseal.
CRICKET. HOOLE v. L. & N.-W. RY. STAFF. The general manager of the London and North- western Railway Company having offered a challenge cup for competition between the northern and southern divisions of that company, the staff of the district traffic superintendent at Chester recently-formed cricket club and Hoole C.C. on Wednesday evening met on the latter club's ground. The feature of the game was T. Fenna's bowling. He was in fine form and his analysis reads:- Four overs, two maidens, three runs, seven wickets. The batting of Messrs. Hales and. Burgess was very good, especially in the case of Hales, seeing that he was handicapped with a sprained knee. Morgan, wicket-keeper for the railwaymen, quite excelled himself. Hodge, for Hoole, bowled exceedingly well, performing the hat trick. Scores L. &N.-W.R. HOOLE. L Hales run out I (i Hodge c Hales b Morgan b Gardner 0 Roberts 1 Fletcher(capt)c Davies Laird b Fenna 0 b Gardner 8 Gardner b Fenna 0 Williamsc & b Gardner 0 Richardson b Fenna 0 Fenna b Hodge 2 Rhodes b Fenna 0 Burgess b Hodge 8 Ditchburn b Roberts. 2 Poggi b Hodge 1 Stockton b Fenna 0 Fenna b Hodge 2 Rhodes b Fenna 0 Burgess b Hodge 8 Vitchburn b Roberts. 2 Poggi b Hodge 1 Stockton b Fenna 0 G Hales b Hodge 0 Washington b Fenna 0 Da vies b Richardson 1 Hague b Fenna 3 Bonnet not out 0 Davies b Roberts 2 Roberts c Gardner b Phillips not out 5 Hodge 0 Extras 4 Extras .2 Total 35 Total 15 TATTENHALL V. CHESTER BANKS.—Played at Boughton Hall on Wednesday. Score :— TATTENHALL. I CHESTER BANKS. Jones c Vincent b Williams b Jones 0 Hallmark 25 Hallmark b Jones 0 Halford lbw b Hall- Gamon run out 1 mark 5 Boys b J ones 3 Wolley b Hallmark 0 Owen b Halford 4 Jackson b Owen 0 Connolly run out 8 Walker e Whitfield b Whitfield b Jones G Walker c Whitfield b Whitfield b Jones 6 Owen. 4 Rigg b Jones 2 Cooke b Owen 0 Vincent run out 3 Leach c Whitfield b Jones b Halford 0 Owen 3 Ellis not out 0 Blake b Owen 1 Spencer run out 5 White c Hallmark b 4 Garner not out 0 Extras 2 Extras 0 Total.49 | Total 27 THE WESTERN V. BOUGHTON HALL.—Played at Ecclee on Saturday. Rain prevented further play. Rev. J. C. Trample,'isure not out 11 P. M. Morris-Davies not out.25 Extras 5 Total .41 BOUGHTON HALL v. BIRKENHEAD PARK.—Played on Monday at Birkenhead. Score :— BIRKENHEAD PARK. BOUGHTON HALL. C Holden b Ford 0 P M Morris-Davies b J H Rogers b Ford .10 Holden 47 M Court b Churton .10 E J Hughes b And'son G F J Kirby b Churton..13 G P Gore b Timmis .19 H E Smith b Ford 0 W Jones c Smith b R Anderson run out .17 j Timmis 19 W H Major b Ford 0 E Comerford c Major T S Fogg b Ford 13 | b Timmis 4 G \Y Dickenson do 0 J Henshall b Timmis.. 18 S AWilliams st Hughes C H Lutener b An'son 1 b Churton 22 WAVUhurtonc W Timini, not out .1 Dickenson hCourt.28 T H Banks not out .16 Rev R E Ford c I Anderson b Willi'mslS E Hodkinson b Rogers 0 Extras 12 Extras 10 Total 98 Total 189 CHESTER v. BIRKENHEAD ST. MARY'S. —Played at Chester. Score;- ST. MARY'S. Curwell e & b Miller.33 Wildgoose b Miller .10 Davies c Lloyd b Dodd 3 Nickels b Miller 1 Jones lbw b Fletcher.. 14 Howard not out 3 Weston c Mountford b Evans cPhillips bDodd 0 Miller 0 Miller 0 I Gaskell c Dodd bMiller 4 Extras G Jenkins b Dodd 9 Edwards c & b Miller.. 1 Total 84 FLINT v. LIEUT. WILLIAMS'S TEAM.—Played at Flint. Score :— FLINT. I LIEUT. WILLIAMS'S XI. E J Hughes b Hughes. 4 A C Williams b Hawk- Hawkyardc&b Hughes 4 yard 0 W Hughes bHughes. 17 Jones c E A Hughes b J Hughesc H Williams Jones 8 bF Williams 44 T Hughes b Hawkyaid 0 Jones b F Williams 8 J Willi uns not out 7 Bradley b "ughes 1 A F Williams not out.. 3 Smart b F Williams 4 E A Hughes not out.12 Williams b F Williams 0 WBithell b F Williams 0 R Bit.liell c Evansr b F j Williams 10 [ Extras 4 j Extras 0 Total iosi Total (3 wkts) 13 Rain stopped play.
EXCAVATIONS AT SHAFTESBURY ABBEY.—Lord Stalbridge presided, on Saturday at a meeting at Shaftesbury to consider excavations it is proposed to carry out at Shaftesbury Abbey. It was stated that in July, 1861, a partial excavation of the site was made by Mr. Batten, agent to the Marquis of Winchester. When the foundations of the choir and the apsidal chapels on either side, as well as those of the crypt, were brought to light many objects of interest were found, including a gold hoop ring set with emeralds, a chalice, and a number of heraldic floor tiles and portions of sculptured monuments. A small portion of the Abbey, barely a quarter, was disclosed, and it is now proposed to carry out a thorough excavation of the whole si to The Corporation of Shaftesbury have contributed £ 50 towards the cost of the work: The work will be carried out under the supervision of Mr. Doran Webb, F.S.A., and president of the Wilts Archfeological Society. Among those who have consented to act on the committee are Lord Stalbridge (chairman). Viscount Dillon, president of the Society of Antiquaries, Mr. H. P. Blackmore, e 6 president of the Salisbury and South Wilts Museum, Mr. C. H. Read, Keeper of the British I and Mediaeval Antiquities, British Museum, Mr. S. Shaw Stewart, the Mayor of Shaftesbury, Mr. A. T Carpenter, Mr. H. C. Forrester (treasurer), and Mr. J. Benett-Stanford (hon. secretary). It was I decided to begin the excavation on June 9, when Lord Stalbridge will turn the first sod.
ENGAGEMENT OF LADY LETTICE GROSVENOR --+- We have much pleasure in announcing that a marriage has been arrawged between Lady Lettice Grosvenor, younger sister of the Duke of Westminster, and daughter of the Countess Grosvenor, and Earl Beauchamp, of Madresfield Court, Malvern Link, Worcestershire. What will be Worcestershire's gain will be Cheshire's, and more especially Chester's loss. The gracious manner in which Lady Lettice has during the last few years taken a leading part in local social functions, coupled with her sympathetic interest in all charitable and philanthropic work, has won the heart of everyone, and her departure will leave a blank it will be difficult to fill. With the Eaton tenantry Lady Lettice is particularly popular, not only on account of her charming and amiable disposition, but by reason of the friendly concern she has always shewn for their welfare. At present Lady Lettice is staying with the Countess Grosvenor at Park-lane. LORD BEAUCHAMP'S CAREER. William Lygon is the seventh Earl Beauchamp, the title having been created in 1815. He is 30 years of age, and was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. His lordship succeeded his father in 1891. In 1895-96 he was Mayor of Wor- cester, and discharged the duties of Chief Magis- trate of that city with great ability. He' was a member of the London School Board from 1897 to 1899, and in the latter year he was created K.C.M.G. and appointed Governor and Comman- der-in-Chief of New South Wales. Mr. Chamber- lain was criticised in some quarters for appointing so young a man to a position of this importance, but Earl Beauchamp fully justified the favourable expectations that had been formed of him, and discharged the duties with dignity and tact. His lordship has promised to present to the Common- wealth of Australia a portrait of the King in his Coronation robes, and has been fortunate in his choice of an artist. Mr. John Longstaff, to whom his Majesty has promised sittings, is described as one of the most accomplished of the little group of able painters of Australian birth. Earl Beauchamp's town house is 125, Piccadilly, W., and his club is The Travellers. Lord Ampthill is his brother-in-law, having married in 1394 Lady Margaret Lygon. Our Worcester correspondent telegraphs: — Earl Beauchamp took life seriously at college, throwing himself keenly into religious and philan- thropic work. He entered public life in 1896, when he became Mayor of Worcester. He asso- ciated himself freely with religious and educational movements. stimulating by personal interest the Church work of the city and all deserving local institutions. As chairman of the Health Com- mittee, he went deeply into sanitary matters, and in a maiden speech in the House of Lords the same year he introduced the Public Health, Sewers and Drains Bill, moving the second read- ing in a manner which earned warm congratula- tions. He was elected a city councillor at the end of his mayoralty. He was chairman of the Worcester Chamber of Agriculture the same year. The insight into the conditions cf tho poor gained during his residence in East London broadened his sympathies and made him a warm supporter and honorary colonel of the Church Lads' Brigade. His mayoral hospitalities were on a colossal scale, representatives of all public bodies, religious denominations and philanthropic institutions being invited to the official banquets. Citizens to the number of 14,000 were at one time entertained at garden parties at Madresfield, his lordship's beautiful Worcester seat. Of strong musical tastes Lord Beauchamp assisted his sister, Lady Mary Lygon, who has actively sup- ported him throughout his career in establishing musical competitions to stimulate efficiency in church choirs. In 1898 his lordship was elected a progressive member of the London School Board, and was president of the Worcestershire Association of the Church School Managers and Teachers, and pre- sided at the festival dinner in London in aid of the Teachers' Benevolent and Orphan Fund. Early in 1899 he was appointed Governor of New South W ales, where he was most cordially re- ceived. He discharged his duties with character- istic vigour, making himself personally acquainted with the people and characteristics of the colony. His addresses to the Colonial Voltiiiteeri for South Africa were marked by a patriotic and Imperial- istic fervour. His term of office closed on the ap- pointment of Lord Hopetoun as Governor-Generai of Federated Australia. He has travelled much, is a polished and lucid speaker, a connoisseur of the fine arts, and a staunch Churchman. Rumours of his engagement to many distinguished ladies have from time to time been current, but his lordship has always laughingly denied them. Out of harness, he is free to develop a flourish- ing Madresfield Agricultural Club, which he founded, and other local institutions with which he is identified, and in the House of Lords to watch over the interests of the Church, of which he is a faithful guardian. He is handsome in face and figure. His sister. Lady Mary Lygon, is a woman-in-waiting to the Princess of Wales. The announcement of his lordship's engagement has given great satisfaction in Worcester, where he is most popular.
CITY POLICE COURT. (See also page 6.) YESTERDAY (TUESDAY).-Before the Mayor and Mr. R. L. Barker. FREE LIVING.- A youth named William Ash I (or Howard) pleaded guilty to a charge of obtain- ing, by false pretences, board and lodging to the value of 15s. between the 5th and the 13th of February from Mrs Anne Eaton, 1G, Sibell-street. The Chief Constable (Mr. J. H. Laybourne) said it appeared that on the 5th February prisoner came to the house of Mrs. Eaton and stated that he belonged to Manchester and was in the employment of the railway company. He agreed to pay 12s. Gd. a week for board and lodging. He left on the 13th g, February without giving notice.—Mrs. Eaton bore out this statement in her evidence.—Detective- Sergeant Crowe said lie received prisoner in custody on Saturday morning from the Manchester police.—Mr. Laybourne said he received informa- tion from Colonel Hamcrsley stating that there was a warrant against prisoner at Northwioli for a similar offence between 29th January and 15th February. He asked the magistrates to take it into considera- tion as Colonel Hamersley did not wish to arrest prisoner again.—Prisoner said he was out of work and had walked from Manchester to Northwich and Chester in the hope of getting some.—The magistrates sent prisoner to gaol for one month with hard !abour.
ALLEGED SACIIILEGE. -+- SILVER CANDLESTICKS AND A SILK COVER. At the City Police Court, on Friday morning, before Mr. J. J. Cunnah and Mr. J. G. Holmes, Annie Edwards, of no fixed address, was charged in custody with stealing four silver candlesticks from Old St. Mary's Church on Thursday.—Mr. J. H. Laybourne (Chief Constable) said that on Thursday prisoner was seen in St. Mary's Church, and was turned out. About half-past six the four candlesticks and the silk from the Communion table had disappeared. Prisoner was found about four o'clock on Friday morning in the Groves. Of the four candlesticks two had been sold and two pledged. He wanted to find the silk cover, and asked for prisoner to be remanded. She would have to go for triai.-Prisorier was re- manded for a week.
I TERRIBLE ACCIDENT AT HOLYHEAD BOILER EXPLOSION. THREE KILLED. A Holyhead correspondent states that the terrible accident has occurred on board the outgoing Irish mail steamer IVlunster thiough the bursting of <1 inud niiUiholc 111 th*1 i/hrce firemeno were scalded to death and two other men severely injured. The accident oecuired .at one o'clock on Saturday morning as the vessel was preparing to resume her trips after having been under overhaul for three weeks, and after engines had been thoroughly examined. One man who lost hi life leaves a widow and six children. The names of the firemen killed are Henry Williams, William Owen, and Richard Pritchard, all of Holyhead. The nan.e.s of the two injured are Rock and William Jones. One lies in a precarious condition.
An earthquake lasting several see mds took place ¡ at Arad, in Hungary, on Saturday morning.
THE PIERROTS. LITTLE ROODEE REGULATIONS. It was reported at a meeting of the Improvement Sub-Committee the other day that the application of Mr. Milton Bode with reference to performances on the Little Roodee had been withdrawn.—An application from Mr. Wm. Taylor for the site for a minstrel entertainment, and the correspondence thereon was reported.-The Town Clerk reported further Mr. J. Cromo's (the Pierrots) applica- tion for use of the Little Roodee for concerts for the season, from the middle of May to the end of September, he to be allowed to place a platform and dressing-rooms thereon (a plan for covered plat- form was submitted), the rent to be £ 50, and that Mr. Cromo is desirous of having a pay-box at the entrance and making a charge of 2d. for admission, but is prepared, if this be found after a short trial to cause folks to loiter on the roads, to make the entrance free.—The committee resolved that Mr. Cromo's offer be accepted, subject to terms and con- ditions to be prepared by the town clerk, in regard to which some instructions were given, and to the proposed erections being to the satisfaction of the city surveyor.
IIELSBY ROSE FETE. -• The third annual Helsby rose fete, held earlier this year on account of the Coronation festivities, took place on Saturday, and in spite of the incle- ment weather during the later portion of the afternoon passed off successfully. The procession, which left the schools at 1.30, proceeded along the Chester-road to the Robin Hood field, lent for the occasion by Mr. J Potts, where the crowning of the Queen and other events took place. A good number of spectators assembled along the route, and the general opinion was expressed that from a spectator's pomt of view the procession was in advance of last year. The sight was certainly an exceedingly pretty one, the children in their varied characters and the beautifully decorated vehicles and mailcarts, &c., all combining- with excellent effect. Headed by the Helsby Brass Band the procession took the following form:—First walked about 300 schoolchildren in every conceivable character, the rosebud queen, Miss Carrie Smith, with attendants, the lurries with dancers and maids of honour, and then the Rose Queen, Miss Ada Parker, with her attendants, followed by the decorated lurries and carts. On reaching the Robin Hood field, where a fair number of spectators had assembled, the judging was proceeded with, and the following were pronounced as prize winners:—Class I.— Best dressed team and lurry or heavy cart: 1, Mr. J. Dilworth, Manley; 2, Mr. T. Darlington, Ince. Class If.-Best dressed horse and lurrv, heavy cart, or wagon: 1, the Wigan Coal and Iron Co., He'sby (Mr. J. Brandreth agent); 2, Messrs. Blythe and Nield, Alvanlev 3, Mr. Smith, Ince. Class III.—Best dressed light vehicle and horse or donkey: 1, Mr. H. Jeffs, Manley; 2, Mrs. Priesbcr, Helsby 3. Messrs. Pricstner and Sons, Helsby. Class IV.—Best decorated hand vehicle, mailcart, etc. 1. Mrs. C. Nield; 2, Mrs. T. Hat- ton; 3, Mrs. G. El'ams. Children's dresses- Boys-Best dressed: 1, Thomas Parker; 2, Arthur Dixon; 3, William Cowap; 4, Cecil Bate. Comic dressed: 1, Arthur Worrall; 2, John Healey; 3, Albert, Hopley. Girls-Best dressed: 1, Emily Tweedale 2, May Warburton; 3, Mary ElIams; 4. Bertha Abbott. Comic dressed: 1, May Thomas; 2, Molly Walton; 3, Mary Roscoe. In- fants Boys: 1, Leonard Bate; 2, George Slede; 3, Jas. A\a!ton. Girls: 1, Eva Percival; 2, Olive Williams; 3, Hilda Britland. "The crowning cere- mony, which then took place, was an exceedingly pretty sight. The Rose Queen, Miss Ada Par- ker, who looked handsome in a dress of white with pink train, and bore herself in a most grace- ful and dignified manner, received the crown from Miss Marie Stanway, the ex-queen. The Rosebud Queen, Miss Carrie Smith, also looked beautiful in her dress of rose pink, while the various cos- tumes of the maids of honour and attendants made the effect a strikingly picturesque one. Following the crowning ceremony, the May-pole dance was proceeded with, in which the dancers, attired in white with pink and green sashes, deftly wove the varied coloured ribands in varying designs, to the accompaniment of the brass band, the combination of colour and the graceful movements of the dancers making the sight a beautiful one. The sports were then proceeded with, and re- sulted as follows:100 yards race for school girls: 1. Gladys Dixon;' 2. Emma Ellams. 100 yards schoolboys' race: 1, Leonard Bolve; 2, T. Hulse. 200 yards flat race (open) 1, E. Hughe?; 2, R. Jones. During an interval the children per- formed in excellent style the Sir Roger De Cover- ley dance, and were loudly applauded for their admirable efforts. The following is the result of the remainder of the sports: -Quarter-mile flat race (open); 1, M. Boyle; 2, T. Fenton. 100 yards flat race, for youths under 18: 1, J. Noden; 2. Sutton. One mile bicycle race, orien to Helsbv, Alvanley, Manley and Dunham Hill: 1. Pritchard 2, S. Littlemore. At the conclusion of the sports the prizes were distributed by the Rose Queen to the successful competitors. Un- fortunately the rain, which had threatened for some time, now bearan to fall heavily, and the dancing and fireworks had in consequence to be abandoned, much to the disappointment of the .Epnctator«. The sports were ably manated by Messrs. W. Barlow, R. Bibby. H. Oates, G. Sed- don and J. Feddon. while the following ladies and orentlemen officiated as judges: Best dressed boys. Mrs. Harnaman comic dressed boys, the Rev. C. C. Prichard (Theu-nton-'e-Moors); best dressed girls, Mrs. Harry Smith comic dressed girls. Mrs. Prichard: infant boys, Miss M. Taylor; infant arirls. Miss Tomlinson: horses and carts, Messrs. E. Hassall. T. Wright and A. Greenwav; hand vehicles, Mrs. Hermon and Mr. R. Hermon. Great praise is due to Mr. Harry Smith, the hon. secretary, and the committee, who carried out the arrangements in an admirable manner. The pro- ceeds are to be davoted to the National Schools. but tin consequence of the inclement weather which prevailed in the evening, it is not expected the receipts will mount up to last year s.
FRODSHAMPAROCHIAL COMMITTEE THE SYNAGOGUE WELL QUESTION. The monthly meeting of the Frcdaham Town- ship Parochial Committee took place on Friday in the Court Room. A letter was read from the Chief Constable with reference to the Frodsham Bridge Lodging-house, which was not a registered hcuse, and the inspector was directed that in the event of no application being made within ten days for a certificate legal proceedings be taken against the occupier.—The Clerk drew the atten- tion of the committee to Mr. Edwards's remarks at the District Council meeting with regard to the Synagogue Well, Frodsham. The first point was the insertion of a pipe in the well which it was alleged interfered with the rights of the public.—The Chairman pointed out that as he was the agent of the Castle Park estate he did not wish to make any remarks with reference thereto.—Mr. Youd was of the opinion that the putting in of the pipe referred to at the bottom of the well was like taking actual possession of the well. With regard to a statement which had been made to the effect that the well was shewn upon the title deeds of the estate he did not much care for, as title deeds were often found, when tested, to be of very little value.—The Chairman was very sorry for Mr. Youd if that had been his experience of title deeds and documents.—Mr. Illidge remarked that the well had not been cleaned out for years, and he asked Mr. Youd which he would personally prefer to do—clean the well out by the pipe or the bucket.—Mr. Youd That has nothing to do with the question tho water belongs to the inhabitants of Frodsham and Frodsham Lordship for drinking purposes.— Mr. Kvdd: It appears from the attitude of Mr. Youd that a doctor could lay claim to a man's body because he had tapped him. (Laughter.)— Mr. Youd: Irish wit is well enough in its place, but it is not to the point in the present case.— Mr. Kydd: Some days ago I visited the well, and was very pleased to find it in its present state. I propose that we pass a vote of thanks to the Misses Wright for their kindness in doing this work of improvement.—Mr. Youd It would make an admirable bathing place for people. (Laughter.)—The Chairman said he could scarcely reconcile the two remarks of Mr. Youd, viz.. that the water was intended for drinking and that it could also be used as a public bath.—Mr. Davies seconded Mr. Kydd's proposition, and this being put to the meeting, it was resolved nem. con.— On the proposition of Mr. Williams, seconded by Mr; Rodgers, it was resolved unanimously that the committee, after full consideration, conclude that there had been no public rights interfered with by the putting in of the pipe in question by the owners of the Castle Park estate.—The Clerk I'- stated that the other points raised by Mr. Edwards, viz., the alleged encroachment on land by the erection of a fence and the alleged closing of the footpath leading from Howey-Iane to the Synagogue Well, had been dealt with by the Frodsham Lordship Committee, who claimed to have the sole right of discussing the matter.—On tho proposition of Mr. Williams, seconded by Mr. R-odgers, it was unanimously resolved that the committee take no action whatever with regard to these two po nts.-Tlie Chairman observed at the conclusion of the discussion that if the originators of this alleged encroachment of the public rights would only dare to take out the pipe and pull down the fence thev would very soon find out to whom the freehold value of the well belonged.—The sub-committee appointed with regard to Mr. Ashworth's houses in Sand- field reported that on investigation it was agreed that the builders had erected the houses in ac- cordance with the plans approved.—On the pro- position of Mr. Shore, seconded by Mr. Williams, it was resolved that the report be received and adopted.—Mr. Kydd reminded the committee that it was high time for the committee to be in possession of the fire appliances, and it was re- solved that the old committee be re-appointed and that Mr. Kydd's name be added to the Hit.
TARPORLEY FOR THREEPEXCE.-On Fridav. at the offices of Mr. Thomas Cawley, Samuel Cork, a native, was brought before Mr. Roger Bate for larceny. Alfred Johnson, the prosecutor said he lived with his father at The Travellers' Rest Inn, Alpraham. On the 11th inst. prisoner came to the inn at opening time and remained till closing time, 2.30 p.m. About 2 p.m. prisoner asked witness if he wanted a bridle and bit that hung in the tree at the back. Witness told him he did want them, and he must leave them alone. The same mght witness found the bit had been detached from the bridle, and taken away.—Walter Elson, car proprietor, Tarporley, said that on the same day prisoner offered to sell him the bridle bit produced. He told prisoner that it was of no use to him as he had plenty. Prisoner then asked him to lend him 3d. upon it for his lodgings. Witness hesitated, but ultimately lent him 3d. Prisoner told him he found the bit, and had it in his possession some few weeks.-P.C. Harrison, Tarporley, said he recived the bit from the last witness on the 15th inst., and afterwards, on the same day, apprehended prisoner at a lodging-house. He took prisoner to the police station, and charged him. Prisoner replied "Steal- ing, eh ? I took it off On being charged and cautioned by the magistrate prisoner said I under- stood ho gave me the bit to take away, but not the bridle. It was as rusty as old iroii." Committed to Chester Sessions for trial.
CONNAII S- QUAY. SHEPHERDRY.-An important meeting of the past masters of the Hawarden Castle Lodge of the Loyal Order of Ancient Shepherds was held at the Quay House. The President, Mr. William Moses, P.P.C.S., congratulated Bro. Coleclough on his convalescence, after a severe and protracted illness. Bro. Cromar, G.T. Pro. Cor. Sec., gave his views on the head of Order quarterly report for April, and the programme for the Cardiff Annual Movable Committee next week. Dis- cussion took place as to the action to be taken by the Hawarden delegates at the Annual Movable Committee. CAPTAIN CHARLES COPPACK.-We regret to record the death of Captain Charles Coppack, which took place on Wednesday at the age of 62 vears. Deceased, who had hitherto enjoyed robust health, was taken ill a fortnight ago, pneumonia supervening. Dr. Purdon, his medical attendant, was in constant attendance, and later Dr. Taylor, of Chester, was called in but despite these gentlemen's combined skill he never rallied Captain Coppack had been connected with shipping the whole of his life, having commanded steamers and sailing ships engaged in the coasting trade; but he was best known as master of the steam tug Toliesen. In this connection he became intimately connected with the shipping trade on the Dee, his tug for a period of 20 years being engaged in towing ships up and down the river. He was very popular in local circles, and throughout the district c between this port and Mostyn he was well known and highly esteemed. His death will be regretted by a large number of friends. His father, Mr. John Coppack, is still living, having reached the advanced age of 88 years. Mr. John Coppack, head of the well-known firm of shipbrokers of Connah's Quay, is a brother to deceased.
FRODSHAM. SALE OF WORK.—A most successful exhi- bition and sale of work done by the girls of the Church-street National School during the past year, was hold in tho schoolroom, on Thursday after- noon, prior to breaking-up for the usual Whitsun- tide holidays. The articles embraced all kinds of fancy and useful needlework. WEDDING. On Whit-Monday morning at the Parish Church the wedding was solemnized of Mr. Harry Rodgers and Miss Green, of Frodsham. Mr. George Rodgers acted as best man and the Vicar (the Rev. H. B. Blogg, M.A.) officiated. The happy pair proceeded to Rhyl during the morning, where the honeymoon will be-sppnt. CHANGE IN SERGEANT-INSTRUCTOR.— Owing to the appointment of Sergt.-Instructor Mellor, of the Frodsham Volunteers, to acting sergeant-major at Chester, Sergt. J. W. Booth has been drafted from Aldershot to take the vacant post. Sergt. Booth, who has been through the South African war, took up his duties last week. A MUSICAL PIGEON, -%Vlille the Widnes Subscription Band was playing in front of the Red Lion Hotel on Whit-Monday morning, previous to marching with the Oddfellows' Club, a pigeon flew on to one of the player's heads, and afterwards perched on the end of two of tho instruments, having to be literally driven away. SAD F ATALITY.A dreadful fatality occurred to a labourer named Wm. Turner, of Five Crosses, on Friday night about six o'clock in Howie-lane, Overton. Deceased was following a traction engine belonging to Mr. Peter Hall, of Kingsley, in the hope of obtaining employment. He apparently made an attempt to get on the seat when opposite Mr. Murray's residence and, unfortunately, fell, the wheel of the hind wagon passing over his head and crushing it to a pulp. Death was instantaneous. Deceased was about 2G years of age and leaves a widow and child in very poor circumstances. He was, it is alleged, occasionally subject to fits, but whether one of these attacks was indirectly the cause of the accident it is unable to determine. The inquest on the body was held on Monday morning at the Traveller's Rest Inn, Five Crosses. A verdict of Accidental death was returned. PAROCHIAL AFFAIRS.—A meeting of the Frodsham Lordship Parochial Committee took place in the boys' schoolroom on Wednesday even- ing, Mr. A. Tiley presiding.-The Clerk drew the attention of the committee to Mr. George Edwards's complaints at the District Council meeting, to the effect that certain rights of the public at and near to Synagogue Well, Frodsham, had been interfered with bv the owners of the adjoining estate (the Misses Wright, of Castle Park) that a pipe had been put in the well to take away the water; that there was an encroach- ment of land by the erection of a fence; and that a public footpath had been closed leading from Howey-lane to the well.—After a full inquiry, it was agreed that in no instance had the rights of the public been interfered with by the action of the owners of the adjoining estate.-Tbe inspector was instructed to communicate with the owners of Hillside Cottages, with a view to providing a suitable supply of water.—-A letter was read from Mr. W. Guest, suggesting that some system should be arranged whereby the cottages in the Top-lane, Five Crosses, could be sewered, and the inspector was instructed to get out an esti- mate of cost. WHITSUNTIDE.—Whit-tide in this neighbour- hood was spent in a somewhat similar manner to by-gone years. The weather on Saturday and Sunday was fearfully wet, and interfered to a great extent with holiday seekers. On Sunday the con- gregation at the Parish Church suffered from the inclement weather. Holy Communion was cele- brated at early morning and after morning service. The usual Whitsuntide hymns were sung by choir and congregation, the anthem. "The Glory of the God of Israel," by T. Adams, being very creditably rendered by the choir. On Monday the atmospheric conditions were rather more favourable in the early morning, albeit there was a very cold strong wind blowing. Cyclists passed throngh in large numbers, althouafh nothings com oared with orevious vears. while there was also a distinct falling off in the number of vehicles which stopped in the town or passed through to Chester and other places. As in other years the three friendly societies of the town met at their respective houses, and headed by the bands marched through Main-street. The Foresters, with the Frodsham Volunteer Band, followed by about fifty members, and the Druids, with the Helsby Brass Band, followed by over forty members, marched as usual to the Parish Church, where, after the ante-Communion service, the Vicar (the Rev. H. B. Blogg, M. A.) gave an excellent and appro- priate address. The Oddfellows, headed by the Widnes Subscription Band, had by far the majority of followers—nearly 80 members—but instead of gomg to church according to the time-honoured custom, for the second year in succession marched about the town instead, a procedure which did not I at all find favour with a good section of their supporters, albeit this club attend Divine service during the summer. In the afternoon the greater part of the visitors attended the sports inaugurated by the Frodsham Athletic Club. At night a dance in aid of the Volunteer Band was held in the Drill Hall.
MR. LEE HANKEY'S SUCCESS. Chester has many sons of whom she has reason to be proud. One of them is Mr. Lee Hankey who has won distinction in the realm of art. He has exhibited in the Academy nearly a dozen times, and it will be noted with satisfaction that lie is represented in the Academy this year by two portraits of children. Mr. Hankey," says "M.A.P. is one of the younger men of the artistic world just over thirty a member of the Royal Institute and of the Society of Oil Painters; and a particularly successful artist when he uses his pencil and brush in depictingquiefc and picturesque scenes in France and Pieardy." The walls of his studio at Fulham "are hung with water colours, all shewing that the artist's happiest hours, so far as his painting is con- cerned, have been spent across the ooa." "Oddly enough," remarks the writer in "M.A.P. "he has never painted a single picture in Cheshire or North Wales, although his boyhood was passed there and he returns, now and again, to see his people-who. by the way, had little faith in his ever earning a living by tlie brush. He started life with°a firm o1 designers. After giving all his time and energy for several years to drawings of furniture and wall-paper, Mr. Hankey came to London, with an experience of hard and careful work that he has found of great vaJue in many direct and indirect ways. One of his best water-colours was chosen, last season, by the Hungarian Government for the National Gallery at Buda- Pesth and three years ago The Tangled Well,' a picture which he exhibited at the Suffolk- street gallery, was bought by the Cape Colony GaYoniment and sent, to SQuth Africa,"
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MARKETS AND F.\ i': S. -+-- SALFORD CATTLE. TUESDAY.-At market: Cattle, 1,5.37; prices higher. Sheep and lambs, 12,(54!) sheep better and lambs also in good demand. Calves, 236 trade quiet Quotations :c-Cattle, ljd. to 8d. sheep, 7d. to 9d. lambs, 8d. to D]d. 4 calves, 5d. to 8d. per lb. LIVERPOOL CATTLE, MONDAYI —The supply of Cattle and sheep was smaller tharn last week. Cattle met a good demand at last week's full rates, and for sheep there was a better demand at firmer prices. Lambs no better to sell. Quotations Beef, 1st class 7id., 2nd class ()j-d.. 3rd class 5^d. j mutton, 9d. to CM lambs, 9 id. to 9d per lb., sinking the offal. LONDON CATTLE, MONDAY.—At the Metropolitan Cattle Market this morning there were 1,040 beasts, consisting chiefly of Norfolks. Trade for both prime and secondary qualities ruled slow owing to general dearness. There was a good demand for cows and bulls by country buyers. Top prices:- Polled Scotch, 5s. 4d. polled Norfolk, 5s Id to- 5s 2d. Irish, 4s. lOd to 5s. Lincoln, 4b. 10d. fat cows, 4s. 4d. to 4s. 6d. Lambs extremely dull at fully 4d. leR money. Top prices :—Downs, in wool tis. 2d., dipped, 5s. 8d. Yorkshire, 4s. lOd. lfvmbs, (is. Gd. Calf trade nominal. CHESTER CATTLE, THURSDAY.—Good supplies of cattle at to-day's fair and an improved trade at high prices in sympathy with the continued rise in the fat stock markets. Sellers had little difficulty in clearing their best lots. and only the poorest cattle were short of purchasers. Prices—Milch cows, £ 14 to £ 22; calvers, el3 to £ 20 barrens. t9 to S13 heifers, JE8 to S15 stirks, £ (5 to zell.. NANTWICH CHEESE, THURSDAY. The first Nantwich bi-monthly cheese fair was held on Thurs- day, the pitch being about twelve tons. Buyers were present from Manchester, Rochdale, Warring- ton, Bradford, Huddersfield, Crewe, and other centres. Best lots found a ready sale at prices ranging from 55s. to (50s. per cwt. medium qualities made from 48s. to 54s. Most of the lots were- cleared by eleven o'clock. CHESHIRE BUTTER AXD EGG.-Liberal supply of home dairy produce at all centres. Steady inquiry. Quotations scarcely so es^sy as in previous week. Stockport (Friday) Butter, Is. 2d. and Is. 3d. per lb. eggs, 12 to 14 for Is. Altrincham (Tuesday) Butter, Is. 2d. and Is. 3d. per lb. eggs, 13 and 14 for Is. Macclesfield (Tuesday) Butter, Is. ld. and Is. 2d. per lb. eggs, 15 and id for Is. Crewe (Friday): Butter, Is. ld. and Is. 2d. per lb. eggs, 15 and 16 for Is. Sandbach (Thurs- day): Butter, Is. 2d. and Is 3d. per lb. eggs. 14 and' 13 for Is. Congleton Butter, Is. 3d. per lb. eggs, 14 for Is. Northwich Butter, Is. Id. and Is. 2d per lb. eggs, 14 and 15 for Is. Nantwich Butter, Is. 3d. per lb. eggs, 1(5 and 17 for Is. Knutsford: Butter, Is. 3d. per lb. eggs, 15 for Is. Runcorn: Butter, Is. 3d. per lb. eggs. 13 for Is. Chester: Butter, Is. 2d. per lb. eggs, 14 and 15 for Is. CHESTER EGG AND POULTRY, SATURDAY.—Prices at this market were—Butter, Is. Id. and Is 2d. per lb. eggs, 14 for Is. chickens, 2s. 6d. to 3s. each ducks, 3s. 3d. to 3s. (5d. each rabbits, Gd 8d. and Is. each pig-eons, 8d. and 9d. each. CHESTER CORN. SATURDAY. There is practi- cally little home-grown wheat offering, and m the absence of business prices are about nominal, very firm with a good millers' demand. All other grain in small supply at steady rates. American maize and foreign wheat are each quiet,, at generally unaltered prices. NEW OLD S. D. to S. D. 8. D. S. D. lvlieat, white per 751b. 0 4 8 0 0 to 0 0 Wheat, red „ 751b. 4 6 — 4700 — 0 0 lib. Nralting Barley 601b. 4 0 0 0 0 0 o o, Grinding do 641b. 3 3 3 4 0 0 0. 0, Oats 461b. 3 3 — 3 60 0 — 3 0 Beans 801b. 5 6 — 0 06 0 — 0 0 Beans, Egyptian. 2401b. 0 0 —18 0 0 0 — 0 0 Indian Corn 2401b. 14 9 —15 01 0 0 —15 0
CHESTER GLEE CLUP--The last "smoker" of the season under the auspices of the Glee Club,. took place at the Oddfellows' Hall on Tuesday night, Mr. W. O. White presiding over a crowded attendance. Mr. E. Robinson, the senior deputy-conductor^ owing to the absence of the conductor through indis- position. was called upon to wield the baton, and under his direction the elnb gave a smart rendering of a number of choice glees, including, "Come, gentle Zephyr," "Hart and hind are in their lair," In a cell or cavern deep," "Comrades in a.rms, "Strike the lyre," and "The image of the rose," the solo in the latter being capitally sung by Mr. W. E. Snelsfjn. A great treat was furnished by the rendering in a highly iinished style of a couple of violin solos by Mr. Rowlands, of Liverpool, who was introduced by Captain Hall, the secretary. His first selection, "Gipsy Dance," was sufficient to. rouse the enthusiasm of the audience, and in response to a vociferous encore he contributed a Cradle song," touching in its beautiful simplicity, which quite captivated his hearers. Mr. Rowlands was also encored for his second solo, in which he dis- played marvellously tine technique. He was accom- panied on the piano by Mr. G. H. Allen, oi East- ham, who also delighted tho audience with his selection of comic songs, which included, Dolly Grey, "So was I," and as enwres "Ballysaoney Conversazione," and "Why did I leave my little backroom." Mr. A. M. Proctsor, who wzii 'it filao voice, gave Thou'rt passing hence," responding to an encore with the always-popular" Yroman's Wedding Mr. H. C. Houghton sang with good taste Only once more," while Mr. Robinson, after being encored for "The laird's fling," iresponded with the humorous song "The jolly anglers." Before the proceedings closed the president (Mr. W. O. White) thanked the members for their support during the year, and incidentally referred to the fact that an early river trip was in contem- plation. Mr. R. Butteivvorth presided at the piano with his accustomed skill, and the concert wound up with the glee "lo our next merry meeting," Auld lang syne," and the National Anthem. CAU I ION.—How TO TEST THIS PURITY OF COCOAS.-If.treata,d with alkali and chemicals,. each cocoas will have a medicinal scent when tUa, tin is opened, and it will be a darker colour whan in liquor. CARBURY'S Cocoa has no addition of any kind, and is rjuaranteed absolutely pure. 4 Printed and published for and on behalf of the ChesbirO and North Wales Newspaper Company, Limited, br JAMES ALBERT BIRCHALL, at the Chestw Couraflt Office, 8, Bridge-street, in the City of Caster.—- WBDSESSAY, May 21,1902,