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NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS 1 Owing to the exception al pressure on our space, I many reports have this week been unavoidably omitted.
A BAD OMEN. I SHAMROCK III. DISMASTED. I A SAILOR DROWNED. -1 Shamrock III. was dismayed in a squall off I Weymouth this iroraiug. One; man was drowned I and ssveral injured.
MOLD MARRIAGE SEQUEL. I An extraordinary case came before the Liverpool Pol ice Court on Wednesday. Hsttie Cuff summoned tier husband, £ »eoyge HerWt Cuff, a wholesale and retail pork butcher, carrying on business in Byrom- fifcreet, Liverpool, for ni aintenance, on the ground that, he had deserted hrjf. The defence was that although the couple had gone through a regular forii-, of marriage, the plaintiff was not the wife of the defendant. as she had been previously married to a onan who was still alive. The plainti: admitted thtt about fifteen years ago she married a man at Mold named Thorn-is Powell, but stated that she had reason to believe he dead before she married the defendant. She stated that the defendant had becoms familiar with fler hitter. fl1:" Lyns.'c'j*, wh o appeared on behalf of the defendant, confronted th ? plaintiff with a man who said he was Powell, but nhe positively denied that tie was ever her husband, and stated that, to the fcest of her belief, she li-vl ne/er seen the mm Ibeforc. Powell wi. called, and s vore that the plaintiff was the wuii.an he had married at Mold fifteen years ago. He stated that they lived together for eight or nine years at Birkenhead aud Liverpool, and that the plaintiff 5.wdIy left hiaa. Other witnesses, including a su,er of the plaintiff, Said t'oweil the plaintiffs hunband, but, not- withstanding their combined testimony, the pbiutiff r-solutely rofusecl to admit that she had ever been the man's wife. At the clo-e of the evideaoe the magistrates declined to make any order, remarking that the case vrs.6 one for the High Court.
CHESTER GOLF CLUB. A competition for two club prices wa3 held on Monday in stormy weather, and resulted in a tie between R. W Shaud and O, Okell. Thirty-three- cards were taken out. JR,,itilt-s R. W. Shand 66 1 85 u. Oell. 81. 35 F. W Hayoo. 89 7 J. G. Frost 67 C. B. Toller. 99 12 g7 H. L. Wilsou 99 H B3 R. Kellock 101 12 89 K. S. Giles. 100 10 90 H. N. Gladstone 103 12 91 J. Prater Ill 20 91 J. C. P. Thompson 98 7 91 G H. Revn»ius. 94 1.. V3 b. Woodljosd 113 2(J- 93 H- G ask el I liMT 15 94 W. R. N. Oburton 113 16 97 C. S. Houghton 114 16 98
CHESTER CATHEDRAL. — t SERVICH LIST FOR WEKK COMMENTING APRiL 18. SATURDAY, AI'R.L ISIU.— Mornih^. &,i: Mati«3. W. 15; Berries, Calkin la.I! fl At; anthem. "Offive thanks'"(EiveyX Kvenir.ar, 4 10 Service, Oalkin in B flat; anthem, "O i.ord, lay God (Nan.s). SUNDAY, ArRU. IOTK (First Sunday after Easter Low Sunday.)— Moroni-, 8.0: litany and Holy Communion M.3&: ProCt'siowd hj'wo. ??. Senic.e, Hopkins in A; [-?,roi, ? hymn??.J; (?omi cefetrAUou (dMnford in Bn:'t) -rew,her, the Canon in Residence. Iweum. ? ?f, .Service Smart in B ti?t; ?n.hem. Give thanks 0 Israel (Oujcley); ?-mn-'d?. 6.?: Fro?eM.ot?.i hJmn. 2?. AJ?n?c-K. and Nunc Diminj;¡ to Chute t?m;? 135, '? 174; preacher' the l?er. 1, R,?es (.?Mcctiort tdrH'???t?Mfrajs MoNnAY. A?Rl,??Til. N.l)min. &0. M?ns. 1C?- Service, Kovco in C anthem, "<) pr?M') the Lod" ?o-.s). service, in anthem, pralse tlje awake '15: CoAe it, 0 t,ktliert, TUBSOAV, ARIL 21RT. Morning, 8.0 M?ti;? 5FT 16 • Service, Awood in P; antheui, "The Lord h&TH been mindful" (Wesley), B*'eoinjr, 4.1$: Serwce, Attwood in t'; I' anthem, "AWAKE IIIOU that s!eepMi"(SCaiiter). WSKSSBJT ARC IT fthL).-Sivriiinx, 8,0: The I/ITIIIY hymn A EVENING, 4.16 I Service. OO'BORA'S ill A authsrn, • Who is like u ito Thee (Suilivaa). THLKSPAT, A1'IT; '/3RH.—Morning, 8.0 Holy Communion. ,1!).15: Service. Dykes in F; RMthem "Silig, 0 heavens" ALuoad). Evenui^. 4. IE: Service, Dykei in F aiitiioin •• biE;C praiseJ unto the Lord (Uouuod). • RJNI/a*, ZITO.—Momiitir, 8.0: Matins. The Juitany hymn 10: Evening, 4.V,; Service, Gos.i i;: Anthem, "Give oiir, 0 ye heavens" (Annea),
TA-UPOli-TIbliy. AFTER THE RAOfiH. Thursd at- the cfaatu of Mr. i. Oawiey, clerk to the justices. George of Manchester, bookaiake -'e c.'erk. was rercacdhd on a charge of frequenting the I raceooai'&w with intent- Daniel Griffin, of Lower £ > rougiiton, for piayiug tho th^-Ciiixl tHok in a I *bu3 on tho v. ay to the coarro w_«i sent.ro()ced tr.> I days' hard iahwr.
PAHKGAT i I DEATH OF :.TR. HENRY Ot PPLK--¥: Hy. Copple died at th» age of 61 on Jvuiday. He was faim-civ head gardener at Leghton Fanastre, Pa.rkga.te a.nd for in ny yeartt he had i:eside«j at ^ioatyn-1errat\ The fun ral ti-ak plaoe p;1 Tues- day-a.f No-ton Pari.4; Church. The Rev. E. W. Boweil r?ad the 9?t''vtC<\ and thn two sons of ti;e d3C<:?M'd Pereival Copp? and K.nbt O&pp)?. were, chef moiirucrs.
hi; '^SASOK.—The Great WASTERA E.-yiwa> < o wir.it thi»ir usual enterprise are pre- par; to- the e niiintr tourist H,nd excursion season ID. 3. r.»n«yr thr.t wiU in-rei-oit and appeal to the "travrilinc r.-ihi io Tliey a«; issuing a series of afctrscfi^ ir-^rietive I)ictori if posters, wsttiog ionh the. uv-civ <x.'fT).«rjr through ".bi..h their system v iThe J>Of'tN Mf rca.! works cf art. and if.t- h'?f'? landscapes of Cornwall, ?.??,h.'fry?' a"? Gu?ma?y, as well ya We?h ? ?i? v't?" The eroufwt?t'? corr?cr c.-tr- ?J?d f.? n-?-n?'f ?eGr?t W^orn ?I!w? well known to nwd c.im?en? h^re. ?nt the ft?oMT.' «vo to ? <<'n?t-it')'.?? op'? th? kill ?nd a?'"t' ?rta they '? P"?iT"7 forth_ to meet thM mw-h-xrs-rt*« nf all who in the coming summer days w;.1I travel by land or by water."
TAItPORLEY HUNT RACES. I The Ttrporley Hunt meeting i? always an enjoy- i able gathering, and many people who take absolutely no interest in racing invariably make it the occasion for a'pleasant holiday. With the exception of a, 3old wind the weather on Wednesday morning was perfect, and the drive from Chaster to the course wai delightful. The country was a refreshing picture; the fruit trees were clothed with a wealth of blossom, the wheat and barley were shyly peep- ing through the ground, and all nature seemwd s.niling. The sun continued to shine throughout the morning, and though the wind grew no warmer it proved an appetising stimulant for the all- imoort.mt opening of the luncheon baskets. In the afternoon, however, a few ominous clouds were noticeable, and towards the close of the pro- ceedings snow fell, but every sensible person had coma prepared to face bad weather, and no harm was done. The attendance of the public seemed larger than ever, but the county families were not so strongly represented as usual. There was no party, for instance, from Eaton, or. from Oulton. Among those present were the Duchess of Tedc, Lord and Lady Arthur f xrosvenor. Lord Hugh Grosvenor. the liadie3 Mary and Helen Grosvenor, Major and Mrs. Cavendish and Miss B. Cavendish, Mr. H. M. Wilson (Master of the North Cheshire Hounds) and Mrs. Wilson, Mr. R. Corbet (Master of the South Cheshire) and Corbet, Mr. Henrv Tollemache, M.P., Mr ald Mn S. H. Sandbach, Mrs. Lyle Smyth and puty, including Mr. Goifrey Lyle Smyth, the Misses Lyle Smyth, Major and Mrs. Schreiber, Major and Mrs. Hargreaves Miss Freda Hornby, Mr. Thorniewill and Mr. Wilfrid Parker; Mr. James Tomkinson, Al P., Mrs. and the Misses Tomkinson and party, including Colonel Hopwood, Mr. Hornby Lewis, Major Kearsley, Mr. Aspinal4 Colonel Tomkinson, and Messrs. J. E. and H A ¿ il 1 -1- 1_ Tomkinaon; Colonel nugnann Airs, ^nonuoiweiey, Mr. G. H. Warren, Mr. C. E. Thorneycroft and party, including the Misses Thorneycroft, Colonel Beckett, Colonel and Mrs. Tipping, Mr Harry Barnston, Miss Dalrymple Elphinstone, Captain Thorneycroft and Captain Jeb, D.S.O. Colonel and Mrs. Wilford LLoyd, Mr. W. R. Court and party, including the Misses Court, Mr. and Mrs. John Wood and Mr. J. Belville Colonel and Mis* France-Hayhurst, Mr. Granville Farquhar, Mr. J. H. Stock, M. P., Mr..T. L. Eirkett, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wilbraham, Captain and Mrs. Higson, Colonel Hamerfllev, Mr. and Mrs. Baskerville- Glegg, Mr. and Mrs. Munro Walker, Major and Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Captain and Mrs. Earle, Colonel G. and Mrg. Dixon and party, Mr. Rowley Conwy, Mr. >T. Warburton. Major J. M. Gordon. Mr. J. Marshall Brooks. Mr. J. B. Littledale, Mr. Lee Townshend, Sir Wyndham and Lady Hanmer, Mr. H. Davennort, Captain Baldwin, Captain Ethelston, Captain L. IT..Jon3, Mr. W alter htarlcey, Colonel Cotton-.Todrell, Major Oxley, Mr. R E. R. Brojklebanlc, Mr. C. Garnett, Mr. F. Tinsley. Mr. F. E. Cotton, Mr. E. Wynn Griffith, Mr. G. F. Fawcett, Mr. O. H. Jones, &c. The "port was of an interesting character. The first event, the Farmers' Steeplechase, attracted a field of seven, three -of which were entered by Mr. J. Simpson, wh,) dc-clared to win with Parson Lamb, but th3 victory fell to his stable companion, Sister Rose, which started at th) nice price of ten to one. .Tack Tar had a. big following in the Tarpoiley Hunt Steeplechase but he was handicapped by the heavy weight he had to carry, being, moreover, slightly lame, and in the end could get no nearer than fourth. The winner was found in Mr. Morrison's Irish Chief, which was frivolously objected to, but the objection was over-ruled, A good finish WM witnessed in the Tarporley Handicap Steeplechase. Hidden Love enlisted strong support, but his efforts at Manchester on the previous day had most likely taken some of the "stEel" out of hint, for after holding a forward position for three-parts of tho journey, he dropped out of the fray. A quarter of a mile from home Hurry On looked like taking the priso, but on fairly turning into the straight Abbeywood drew away in strong command, and though thero was a general closing up between the leading four after clearing the last fence, in con- sequence of the leader shewing a disposition to turn into the paddock, Higham kept his mount straiglit and won hy a length From laying well out of his ground during the early stages. Green was making up a bt of ground at the finish with the much- faneiod Holmrirth. Mr. Joleph Widger brought two horses, and quite expected to pall off a double, but Jack Gubbina fell when moving like a winner in the Arderne while Lough Allagh destroyed his chance m the Selling Steeplechase by plumping into the fourth fence from home and tear- mg half of it down. The race first mentioned was won easily by Miss Toto. while the Arderne Steeple- chase was as readily secured by Monachus. The hero of the day was old Dreadnought, who, amid roars of CIK'-TS, again won in the Cheshire Farmers' Half-bred Steeplechase, galloping home in tha most comfortable style. Mr. T. F. Linnell discharged the duties of clerk of the course and stakeholder, Mr. W. H. Nightingale was judge, and Mr. W. H. Nightingale, jun., acted as clerk of the scales, while in the absence of the president of the hunt (the Hon. Alan de Tatton ICgerton), Mr. Linnell, junr., actel as starter. The usual cham- pagne luncheon was given by the members of the Hunt to the farmers, and the guests numbered about 1,200. Mr. John Baker, of Tattenhail, catered in his usual satisfactory manner. Details:- CftKifRIRR FARMEHS' STHF.PI.KCIIA.SE_ of 84 sovs; second to receive 20 sovs, and third 10 aovs,— Three miles. 11 8 Mr. Simpson's ch m SISTKH ROAFJ, by Dog Rose—Sister Ethel, fiyrs Mr. H. Major 1 12 3 Hr. U. Major's Peter III., tiyrs Mr. U. Major, junr. 2 12 10 Mr. U. Major's Foxcatcher IT., aged Baron'von Trutzschlcr 3 12 10 Alr. S.,iiith,?s Maude's Pride, aged Mr. C. Garnett 4 0 13 0 Mr. Simpson's Stndeaway", Gys W. Pearce 0 13 C Mr. Simpson's Parson La.tnb, aged Mr. Whitton 0 (Winner trained privately.) ) [Mr. Simpson declared to win with Parson Lamb j Batting 6 to^agst Parson Lamb, 3 to 1 Golden Dawn II., 4 to 1 Maude's Pride, 8 to 1 Strideaway, and 10 to 1 Sister Rose or any other. At the first fence Strideaway and Golden Dawn ran out, while the open ditch brought Par.-on Lamh down, and Maude's Pride and Sister Rose made alternate running for a coi:pie of miles, where Maude's Pride fell. and Foxcatcher II. assumed command, but was challenged between the last two fences by Sister Rose, who won by 10 lengths a bad third. Maude's Pride was remounted, and finished fourth. ) TABPOHLET HUNT STEEPLKCHASE of 40 SOY3.- Three miles 13 0 Mr. Morrison's ch ? IRISH CHIEF, by Ireland—Mademoiselle, aged .Owner 1 13 0 Baron voa Trutzschler's Westcliffe, ) aged Owner 2 12 2 Mr. Rovden's Royalty III aged Owner 3 14 7 Mr. Tar, a Fergusson 4 13 10 Mr. Stock's Warfare IL, a Mr. F. Tin.sley 5 12 2 Captain Hobson's Springbuck, aged (car. 12at. b.) Owner 6 (Winner trained privately.) Betting: 3 to 1 agst Irish ( nief, 4 to 1 each Jack Tar, Warfare n., and Westcliffe 5 tc) I Royalty III.. and 10 to 1 Springbuck.—Springbuck cut out the work from Warfare II. and Royalty III., with Irish Cnief next, untit after passing the stand, where Warfare II. took up the running from Jack Tar, Irish Chief, and Westcliffe. A mile from home Irish Chief dr.w out, attended by Westcliffe and Royalty III., of whom the last-named com- pounded at the entrance to the straight, and Irish Chief, stalling off the challenge of Westcliffe, won by six lengths eight length-, between second and third. Jack Tar was fourth, and Springbuck last. An objection was lodsred to the winner on the ground that ha had not been regularly hunted with the Cheshire Hounds according to the conditions, but the Stewards overruled the same and certified for the forfeiture of the deposit. TARPOIU.CY HANOKJAP STEEPLECHASE of 200 sovs; second to receive 20 sovs and third 10 out of the Dlite. --Tiv,) miles. 11 8 Mr. Lines's br h ABKEYWOOD by Glen- wood—Lady Abbess, aged .C. Higham 1 11 6 Mr. Ismay's Hurry On, 6yrs .J. Phillips 2 11 0 Mr. Davi i's Holmtirth, aged .G. Green 3 11 9 Mr. AHertoa's The Panther, aged H. Woodland 4 11 5 Mr. Nelson's Orpington. aged..W. Morgan 5 11 6 Mr. W. H. Walker's Hidden Love. Gyrs Mr. Fergusson 0 10 11 Mr. J. Wtdger's Hubble Bubble, GyTS Mr. Murphy 0 10 0 Mr. Jones's Tortion, 6yrs E Piggott 0 (Winner. trained by M'Gregor, Leamington.) > Bett?: 7 to 2 agst Abbeywood. 4 to 1 eachJ/ Hurry On and Hidden Love, 5 to 1 each Tortio? J ? and Tho Panther. 8 to 1 Hubble Bubble, and 10 tol each Holrnfirth and Orpington. The running was made by Tortion from Orpington and Hidden Love, I with The Panther and Hurry On nest, and Holin- firth la^t. They ran with little alteration for half I the journey, wbro Orpington took up the running from Hubble bubble, Tortion, and Hidden Love, with Abbeywood drawing up. Three fences from home Hidden Love gave away to Hurry Ùn. who was attended into the straight hy Abbeywood and The Panthor, of whom Abbeywood assumed the I' command between the last two obstacles, and won, all out, by a length three lengths between second | and third. The Panther was fourth,, .Orpington I r.ext and Hubble Bubble last. LATKK.S Puaas of 40sovs.—Two miles and a half. 12 7 Baron von Trutzschler's EA*TP:S CAKE, Cyra Owner 1 J' 12 7 1\1r. Kuowbs's Senator II., aged, Mr. Garnett 2 12 7 Mr. Farquhar' Goshawk, aged, Mr Ft-rgussen 3 12 0 Mr. Morrison's Little Queen, Mr. Comerford 4 12 0 Mr. A. Woo-To Jolly Night, Gyrs.. I Mr. Massey 0 12 7 Lord Ince, aged, Mr. A H. Hornby 0 12 0 Mr, Jas. Tomkinson's My Lady, aged, Mr H. A. Tomkinson .0 12 0 Mr. Sunday'* Delamerc Liass, aged. Owner 0 (Winner trained by P.illen. Morestead). Beating 7 to 4 agst Goshawk, 5 to 2 Senator i II., I 5 to 1 eh E.?ter O?ke and IncH. 8 to 1 Little Q'1pen, and 10 to 1 any other —Goshawk led from Senator H a.D -ToDy Knight, with Little Queen I IIPX" until five furlongs from home, when Senator II took up the running, but ,ve way in the straight to Easter Cake, who v on in a canter by three lengths ten lengths hc'vi t n second and 1 third. Little Queen was fourth, nothing else j finishing. AP^RP.ne SraBrtEfCHASK of 40-ovs.—Two miles. 12 4 Mr. W H. Walker's b m Miss TOTO, by E:lth¡:ia.t-AHanna, ;;yrs.Mete1\lf 1 12 7 Cr.pt Ethf is^on's Forbear, a, .C. Walley 2 12 0 Mr G. Goswell 3 11 11 Mr. Cotes's Mamyard. aged, Mr. Garnett 0 11 0 Sir W. Hanmer's Early Albert, 4N,rs., Ú. Pullen 0 11 0 Mrs. J. Widger's Jack Gubbins, 4vrs Mr. Murphy 0 (Winner trained toy Bostook, Delamere Forest). Betting: G to 4 agst Miss Toto, 4 to 1 each Forbear and Jack Gubbins, and 8 to 1 Prince George or any other. —.T:\ok Gubbins set the pace from Mainyard and Forbear, with Early Albert next, and Miss Toto a lQn way last, for half the journey, where the leader fell and brought down Mainyard, while shortly after Early Albert came to grief, and the favourite, waiting on Forliear to tho hist fence, drew out and won easily by two lengths a bad third. SKCiLiNtt STKKPI.KCUAHR PLATE of 40 sovs.—Two nules. 12 10 Major J. M. Gordon' ch. g. MONACIIUS by Thoophilus—Santa Monica, aged Mr. Fergusson 1 12 10 Mr. J. Widger's Lough Allagh, Gyrs. Mr. Murphy 2 12 10 Major Sykes's Flying Mist, aged G. Goswell 3 12 10 Mr. Sanday's Caledon, aged .Owner 0 (Winner trained by Collin", Stockbridge). Betting G to 4 agst Flving Mist, 7 to 4 Monachus. 5 to 2 Lough Allagh, and 10 to 1 Cale-lon.-Caledon refused the first fence, following on a long way laat, and Monachus waited on Flying Mist until six furlongs from home, where he drew to the front followed by Lough Allagh, and won by two lengths; a bad third. There was no bid for the winner. CHESHIRE FARMKRS' HALF-BRED STEEPLECHASE. 13 6 Mr. S. Challoner's ch. g. DREADNOUGHT, by Lord Maiden—Miss Birdcatcher, a,med Mr Fergusson 1 12 5 Mr. J. Simpson's Sister Rose, 5yrs. W. Pearce 2 12 3 Mr. U. Major's Mac II., aged Mr. H. Major 3 13 0 Mr. Simpson s Strideaway, byrs Mr Whitton 0 12 10 Mr. A. Major's Ping Pong III., Gyrs. G. Goswell 0 12 3 Mr. T. H. Fairhurst's Seabreeze If., 6yrs. H. Davenport 0 12 3 Mr. U. Major's Peter III., 6yrs. Mr. U. Major, jun. 0 12 1 Mr. Hesketh's Ladybird II., 5yrs. Mr Massey 0 10 3 Mr. J. Simpson's Adderley II., 4yrs. Owner 0 (Winner trained by Cowap, Chester). Betting: 3 to 1 each agst Ping Pong III. and Sister Rose, 7 to 2 Dreadnought, 5 to 1 Strideaway, and 10 to 1 Mac II. or any other.—Dreadnought made strong play from Peter III., these being well clear of the others, beaded by Strideaway, for nearly two miles, when Sister Rose became second, but failed to make any impression on Dreadnought, who led throughout, and won by five lengths a bad third. Nothing else completed the course. —
CHESHIRE HUNT. I -—-— ♦ POINT-TO-POINT RACES. I The annual Cheshire- Ilimfc Point to Point Races were decided over a course at Saighton on Thurs- day. The sun shone brilliantly during1.most of tlH" afternoon; the wind, thpugh still colli, was less piercing than at Tarpo:f y on tho previous day, and altogether the atmospheric conditions were decidedly favourable. The assembly was. largo and representative of the'Cheshire Hunt aad county families, and the scene v/as animated and pictur- esque. Among those present were the Duchess of Teck, the Duke of Westminster, Katharine Duchess of Vvestzmrister, Lord and Lifly Arthur Grosvenor. Lord Hugh Grosvenor, Lady Mary Grosvenor, Major Cavendish, the Hon. Cecil and Mrs. Parker, Lord Cole, Mr. S. H. Sandbach, Mr. Hubert M. Wilson, M.F.H.. Colonel Cholmon- deley, Mr. H. E. Wilbraham, Colonel Dixon, Mr. George Barbour, Air. Robert Barbour and Miss Barbour, Mr. Hugh Cholmondeley, Major J. M. Gordon, Mrs. Lyle Smyth and party (including Mr. Godfrey Lyle Smyth, the Misses Lyle Smyth, Major and Mrs. Hargreaves, and Mr. Wilfrid Parker), Mr. E. Lee Townshend, Mr. W. R. Court, Mr. J. L. Birkett, Mr. C. Bower Ismay, Mr. Hornby Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Littledale, Mr. J. H. Stock, M.P., and Mr. Stock, junr., Mr. James Tomkinson, M.P., and Mrs. Tomkinson, Mr. C. E. Tnornycroft, Mr. C. Threlfall and party, Mr. C. Uemst, Mr. McC ann, Colonel ?nd Mrs. Wilford LLoyd, Mr. J. W. Macfie, Mr. F. E. Cot ton, Colonel Tomkinson, Mr. E. Wiison Sweten- ham, Captain and Mrs. H-g?on. Mr. J. Howard, Mr. Rowley Conwy, Captain L. H. Jones, Mr. G. H. Warreu, Miss Lfoyd, Mr. and Mrs. Shires. Baron Von Trutzschbr, Major Kirkpatrick. Capl. Neil Haig. Mr. Burdur, Mrs. Hallam Parr, Mr. R. G. Peel., Captain Hobson, Mr. G. W. Morrison, Mr. Schroder, Mr. A. T. Neilsen, Mr. Oswald E. Moseley, Mr. Massey. Major A. L. Schrieber, Mr. D. Aikjnan, Mr. G. P. Sanday, Mr. A. E. Gibbs, Mr. W. Thorn, Mr. A. Reiss, Mr. A. V. Nield. Mr. H. Davenport, Mr. D. A. V. Colt Williams, (Colonel Hamerslay, Mr. Charles Garfit, Mr. Goo. Garfit, Mr. and Mrs H. Hewitt, Mr. Aleo F. Douglass. Mr. Percy Roberts, Major Oxiey. oW. The gathering took place on Mr. Charles Davies's farm, in a sloping field opposite Saighton Towers. The surroundings were delightful, and a splendid view could be obtained of a beautiful st rot oh of country. Away in the distance Eaton could easily be seen, with the hills forming a majestic background. The course lay over four milos of typ cally Cheshire hunting country, and described almost a circle, the winning field being tho same as that of the assembly. Lord Arthur Grosvenor officiated as starter, and Mr. Hubert M. Wilson and Mr. J. L. Birkett as judges. The stewards were the Duke of Westminster, Lord Arthur Grosvenor, Mr. H. M. Wilson, Mr. W. R. Court, Mr. E. Lee Townshend, and Mr. J. L. Birkett There were four events on the card, and some stiff riding was witnessed. A field of tiyenty turned out in the Light-weight Race, and Messrs. Tmsley hrought off an exciting victory, beating Major J. M. Gordon, who, on his Marcos, one of the two favourites, had made the running from the start till within about half-a-mile from home. An un- fortunate accident happened during this race. Mr. G. P. Sanday's Monajch II. broke its back two fences from the start, and had to be shot. Mr. Cyril Dewhurst, rdmg his Coney Grain, won the Welter Race in splendid style. He rode with fine judgment, and shook off his only challenger —the Duke of Westminster on Carden-aft-or taking the last fence. In tho Open Race the Duke rode Rainbow II., which was the favourite. His Grace made a strong bid for first honours, and was beaten by Mr. C -Bower Lmay, on his Toffee, by only about a length. The Farmers' Race resolved itself into a comfortable win for Mr. Thos. Sal- mon's Trueboy. Details: LIGHT-WEIGHT RACE for cup value £ 15; all horses to have been regularly hunted with Cheshire Hounds, and to be ridden by members of Tarporley Hunt, subscribers to Cheshire Hunt or Covert Fund or their sons. To be ridden in full hunting .mt> fVhf-Vi wnichLs over 12st. Mrs. Higson's PHANTOM Mr. F. Tinsley 1 Mr. J. Bolton Littledale's Warrior, Mr. J. Tinsley 2 Major J. M Gordon's Marcos .Owner 3 Major A. L. Schreiber's Penelope. Owner 0 Air. A. E. Gibbs' Warbler .Owner 0 Col. Cholmondeley's Red Start .Owner 0 Mr. C. Dewhurst's Recruit .Owner 0 Mr. G W. Morrison's Sea Duke .Owner 0 Mr. A. T. Neilson's Bridget Owner 0 Mr. W. Thorn's Aston. Owner 0 Duke of Westminster's His Grace Lord Hugh Grosvenor 0 Mr. E. W. Dixon's Canadian .Capt. Hobson 0 Lord Arthur Grosvenor's Grimsby Lord Cole 0 Mr. O. E. Moae!ey'n 'teMs Owner 0 Mr. J. de Knoop's W(,,xf(-)id Mr. A. H. Hornby 0 Mr. C. B. Ismay's Referee .Owner 0 Mr. J. B. Littledale's Pilot Ownur 0 Mr. G P. Sanday's Monarch I I Owner 0 Mr. H. Reynolds' Gambler.Mr. Reynolds, junr. 0 Mr. J. H. Stock's Spahi II Mr. Stock, junr. 0 Marcos led from the start with Canadian II in close attendance until about a mile from home, Canadian II. then dropped out, and Warrior and Phantom gained on Marcos. Phantom took the lead after the last fence and won by a length. Warrior was two lengths in front of Marcos. Lord H!lgh Grosvenor on His Grace was fourth. WALTER RACE. for cup value, £ 15 all horses to have been hunted with Cheshire Hounds, and to be ridden by members of Tarporley Hunt, subscribers to Cheshire Hunt or Covert Fund, or their sons. To be ridden in full hunting costume. Catch- weights over Hilt. Mr. è. Dewhurst's CORNET GRAIN .Owner 1 Duke of Westminster's Carden Owner 2 Mr. Andrew Wood's Sliugsby .Mr. Massey 3 Mr. W. Walker's Mr. C. H. Benton 0 blz- R. G.reelMTo;)hor:i .Owner 0 Major J M. Gordon's Fuller Owner 0 Mr. H. M Wilson's Red Skin,Mr. Cholmondeley 0 Mr. G. A. Rimington's Claythorpe, Mr. Thom 0 Three horses came to gnet on crossing the road the first time. In the end the race resolved itself into a struggle botweon Corner Urnin and Carden. After the last tence Coruey Grain drew away and won comfortably a bad third. OP EX RA(.U, for a Cl:.i) ValUO a!)OLlt .22,1 foi- lif)rses tha.t have never won a race (Point-to-Point excepted), and which have been regularly hunted during the season. To he ridden in hunting Mr. C. B. Isma.y's TOFFEE Owner 1 Duke of Westminster's Rainbow II.Owner 2 Mr. G. H. Warren's Sam Mr. J. Tinsley 3 Mr. G. W. Morrison's The Swallow Owner 0 Mr. A. V. Nield's Lir.1:tvady. Owner 0 Mr. G. H. Warren's Pharoah Mr. D, Aikman 0 Mr. C. Bower I?mny's Blue Rock, Capt. Hobson 0 I M: Frsuk Tinsley's Bluerock Owner 0 Sara wa? the leader when the road was first crottssed. At the foot of the hill leading to the witinir.g field Rainbow II. overtook Sam and was joined by Toffee, which won by a length three lengths separated second and third. FARMERS' RACE for enp value £20, or the money at the option of the winner; second, E5 third, £ 3. For bona-fide hunters, the property of tenant farmers residing and occupying their farms of not less than 50 acres within tbe lInn tn of the Cheshire Hunt. I Mr. Thomas uwner L I Mr. Oliver Hesketh's Ladybird II Owner 2 Mr. Albert Major's Ping Pong III.. Mr. Massey 3 j Mr. A. E. Hesketh's Mining Link Owner 0 j Mr. Urban Major's reter I If. Lord Hugh Grosvenor 0 Mr Urban Major's Foxcatcher Baron Von Trutzschler 0 Mr. W Smith's Maude's Pride .OwIler 0 Mr. John Simpson's Adderley Owner 0 Mr. Saml. Trelfa's Surprise Owner 0 Mr. E. Bird's Reeky 8harp. Owner 0 Mr. Norman Brassey's Gertrudius .Owner 0 Mr. Mr. Hornby 0 Mr. Richard Fearnall's The Gift Owner 0 e _11- • 1 lrueuoy won cornroruuuv ny ur e\el1 jtrugiua. L:tdybird II. and Ping Pong III. were separated by about a length.
TRMIC TRIES ALL. For over 50 years Hewitt's Boots have stood the test of time, and are still unsurpassed and unequalled. Abbey Gateway and next to Music Hall.
THOIiXTON H<>UGH. ACCIDENT.—Mr. Enoch Roberts, blacksmith, was knocked down by a cyclist near Raby on Mon- day, and sust,aincd serious injuries. The cyclist rode awav, and has not been identified. WEDDING.—At the Wesbyan Chapel, on Thursday the wedding took place of Mrs Lena Davies, daughter of Mr. J. Davic-9. Brimsiage, and Mr. Alfred Llewellyn, Liverpool. The Rov. F. F. Bretherton (Little Sutton) performed the ceremony, the bride be.ing given away by her father. —-
ZENANA MISSION.—It will be seen from our ?d vertisement columns that the annual meeting <M the Chests branch of the Church of EnlaDd Zenana Mi?on?ry Society will be held on Thursday in the Assembly Rooms, under the presidency of Archdeacon Gore. An addres. will be given by Miss Strong, who was formerly a missionary at Foochow, in China.
THE TRAMWAYS AND THE RATES. TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—I commend the discretion of the author of the comment on my letter of the 8th. It would indeed require considerable space. The baro-cost of electrical energy without deprecia- tion j", according to the published accounts, between ld. and 2d. per unit. I don't want electrical energy, but if I did I doubt getting it under cost price. I regret my critic cannot under- stand the bank interest question. It appears simple enough. £25,000 was borrowed from the bank for Tramway purposes and one is rather disposed to assume the bankers' charge, interest, and commission on the loan, indeed, I see over £ 1.800 has been paid or is owing under this head. One word, and I have done. It is the bane of makers of estimates that they will put a rosy view forward which, if not borne out by results. lands them in all sorts of trouble, whereas if they put the worst side foremost, and things turn out better than anticipated, j they would gain both honour and glory. Every I ratepayer has reason to fervently hope the estimate may be more than realised.- Your obNhent servltnt, I RATEPAYER. Chester, April 13th, 1903. Sir,—The inauguration of the tramway service seems to have been well done, and the work is undoubtedly substantially carried out by a firm who understand their business. The point now is that the cars should keep time and that the public shall not find cause to lose faith in their punctuality. That there is need for such warning is apparent. On Saturday evening last there was no car to the station for quite 12 minutes (past the Eastgate), with the result that a friend and the writer walked easily to the station along the City-road, and no car passed. Before determining to walk we had waited at the Eastgate clock some minutes. On Wednes- day afternoon the writer waited 13 minutes for a car at the Eastgate, and when one came two more followed at short intervals, one nearly empty. The conductor said it was a five minutes service. At the station there were three cars blocking the road in consequence of this. Another point is that there should be no objection to light clean baskets and bags. I saw an- unfor- tunate market woman, to whom no possible objection could have been taken, refused as she had a basket. and it was by no means a big- basket; the car had only four passengers then. There must be tact and discretion ahewn, and it is very questionable if any- one inexperienced in these duties under 21 is a. suitable person to be allowed to excercise such judgment.—Your obedient servant, IGth April, 1903. A VISITOR. i
SALTNEY PARISH MEETING. MR. GUEST ON EDUCATION. TO THE EDITOR. Sir,Ill your account of this meeting you have given the words which fell from Mr. Guost in reference to Shotton School some prominence. I was present at the m"etin, but only as a visitor, and therefore felt it was outside- my right to reply. Now, I aak yciw permission to say a few words entirely in defenoo of the teachers who by implication are branded as neglectful and incom- petent. Your aboriginal parish councillor is harm- less on the whole, but frequently shews a lofty contempt for facts ana allows his riotous imagina- tion to overpower his reason. This is one of the penalties we pay for popular representation, but in time we shall grow out of it. It is something like measles. Briefly, I would p-Gint out. what Mr. Guest might have found out for himself, that Shctton School has earned as much as (I might say more than) any school in this district, that is, grant per head; that the reports confirm. this and are open to ip.- spection, and may be compared with those of any school in tho county; that the qualifications of the teaohers are equal, if not superior; that they have distinguished themselves at their la,t examination above those of any cthe- school in the county; and lastly, that Mr. Guest may find all this set forth in the Government Bluo Books. It is pleasing to note Mr. Guest's zeal for tho public, and I hope that a little moro experience of public matters will teach him the necessity of first knowing what he is going to talk about, and secondly, of not allowing his imagination to out- I stop the bounds of his knowledge. Close attention to these simple rules will in time qualify him to occupy tho honour able position which lie in so well calculated to adarii--that. of parish councillor. T. H. HA SWELL.
CHESHIRE CHEESE AT THE ROYAL. I TO THE EDITOR. I Sir,—I am desiroufz of bringing under tho notice of our boat cheesemakers the Royal Agri- cultural Show, London, 1903, with a view to influencing a larger number of entries for competi- tion in the Cheshire Cheese Classes. During the past three cr four years soniei of our best dairies have seht. cheese to London, and the returns made for the same have been highly satis- factory to the vendors, and what Cheshire has to do is to study the make of cheese that- London bids for, and supply it. These annual exhibitions of our produce, pro- viding we make the best, should help to bring about a larger consumption of this popular, wholesome article of food in the metropolis, and I take this opportunity of saying that. anything I can do to facilitate entries, such as sending on prize lists, entry forms, etc., I will do most cheerf"IIV.-Yourq truly. ROBERT CHALLINOR, I Secretary of Cheshire Dairy Fanners' I Association.
STATION ARRANGEMENTS. I TO THE EDITOR. I •Sir,—Permit me, in the public interest, to call attention to the exceedingly bad management at our Chester General Station, as on more than one occasion, though in ample time, I have nearly lo-t my train through the ignorance of the station officials as to the departure platforms of the vari- ous trains. This morning, with other friends, I took ticket to a Welsh watering place on tho Great Western line, but on enquiring the place of start- ing I was wrongly informed some four times. At the last moment, however, we were directed to tho far a do of the station, with the result, that wo had the pleasure of seeing the tail end of our train ere we reaohed the platform, which in this case hap pened to bo the only available one for the day. If the station officials are ignorant on these mat- ters, how do the railway company expect the general public to know? Surely at a station like ours, inàica-tùr3 similar to those used on other largo stations might be provided, which would both save the officials' time and the public annoy- ance. Trusting seme steps will speedily be taken to remedy this state of affairs, I remain, sir. yours faithfullv, April IS. 1903. Y. Z. 1
THE S T R E E T S TO THE EDITOR. I Sir,—The following verses by an authoress who signed her name "Kathleen" appeared a few days ago in the Leeds Weekly Supplement," and I they are worthy of reproduction as interesting reading to so many of our citizens, who have lately had many trying experiences: — J. j [COPY.] They took a little gravel And they took a little tar, With nondccrip ingredients imported frcm afar. They hammered the street and rolled it, And when they went away, They said that pavement, sure, would last for ever and a day. But they came with picks and smote it To lay a water main And then they sent some workmen to put it right again. To run a tramway cable They pulled it up once more, And then they put it back again just where it was before. They took it up for conduits, And to run a telephone, And then they put it down again as hard as any stone; They took it up for all the wires To feed th' electric light; And then they put it down again, which was no more tha:i right. Olil tho pavement's full of furrows— Thoro are patches everywhere: You'd like to ride upon it, but it's seldom that you dare; It's a very handsome pavement, A credit to tho town, So they're always digging of it up and putting of it down.
LIGHTING-UP TABLE. « All cycles and other vehicles in the Ches :ei district must be lighted up as stated in the following table P.M. Saturday, April 18 8.14 Sunday, April lfl 8.16 Monday, April 20 8.18 Tuesday, April 21 8.19 Wednesdaj7, April 22 8.21 Thursday, April 23 8.23 Friday, April 21 8.25
Mackintoshes. Large variety of p&tt?ms. 1 ^naranteed. Varioia ?tyte9,14/il, 18/11, 21/11, ?4'11. 27/?, &0. GnArauteed for 12 month. Any I oat not HH,ttef?ctor)'y waterprnof replaced.— > !!ro?Iey'p, Foregate-street, Chester. j
DISTRICT COUNCILS. t HA WARDEN. I The fortnightiy meeting of this authority was heid on Thursday at Broughton Workhouse, under the presidency of Mr. W. Fryer. HALF-YEARLY ESTIMATES. I The Clork (Mr. H. G. Roberts) submitted his estimates of expenditure for the, ensuing half-year, which amounted to £ 2,140 10s. This amount would be met by a rate of 6id. in the JB, which meant thab the district would have paid 1for its hospital. If any other authority took a share in the hosp.tai the revenue therefrom would go to the relief o the rates next year. The estimate was about £ 300 less than was called for last half-year, but was rather more than that of twelve months ago.—The estimates were adopted. I THE MEDICAL OFFICER QUESTION. t J J i 4. u„ T r* I in regaru to ciiu :SU!g,"OLi\lU \11 lillt7 UJ\ V*w- ernment Board that the Council should appoint one medica. officer for the whole district instead of two as heretofore, the Clerk reported that. he had written to that authority stating that the Council declined to appoint one officer for the whole district and proposed to reappoint the two medical officers who had just gone out of cflice. Tho reasons they offered for this course were (1) the area of tho district was 31,661 acres, (2) much of the southern part of the district had a Welsh speaking population, and (3) an officer for the whole district would either overlook parts of it or would do his work by deputy or assistance. No repiy to that letter had been received from the Local Government Board. On be proposition of Mr. Ford, seconded by Mr. John Jones, the two retiring medical officers I were reappointed for twelve months. CHKiVUSTK x -LAiN rh W Ith regard to this lane, the committee re- ported that they had inspected the road as far as the Council's land which had recently been purchased for sewage disposal works. Beyond that pcint the road wa.3 said to be an occupation road leading as far as the river. The Council would be under an obligation as tho owners of the sewerage works to repair or pay a contribu- tion towards the repair of Chemistry-lane, and the committee considered it would be better for the Council to repair any portion they might become responsible for rather than pay a con- tribution and leave the work to others. They thought the surveyor's estimate for the repair of tho read a reasonable one. The report was adopted. MOOR-LANE. A committee appointed to inspect Moor-lane reported that on the north side of the read there was a deep and dangerous watercourse for a distance of 380 yards, and the road was very narrow. They recommended that 12-inch pipes be laid down and a footpath formed on the t.cp at an approximate oost of £ 50. The report was adopted. CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION. A report was presented by a committee ap- pointed to inspect a field at Warren, in regard to which compensation had been claimed for alleged damage done to tho surface by the cutting of a drain. The committee could not recommend the Council to pay compensation, and suggested that a sum of 1;2 bo offered to cover all trespass and damage. This was agreed to. I TRYDDYN WATER SUPPLY. Mr. E. Sydney Taylor moved that the Council accepc the offer of the Holywell District Council for a joint agreement with the Brymbo Water Company for the supp'y cf water to Tryddyn. The Holywell Council had offered to pay two thirds of tho cost of the water main on condition I that this Council paid the other third. Mr. Taylor said the Council had wasted a long time over negotiations in this matter, and had gone out cf tbeir way a great deal in order to shew courtesy to the Parish Council. If the Local Government Board took the. matter up the scheme would cost them twice as much as other- wise. Mr. T. Wright seconded the motion and it was carried. BteCKLEY URBAN. The first meeting of the newly-constituted Council was held on Wednesday, when there were present Messrs. Parry, Cathorall, H. R. Newton, H. Hughes., J. Williamson, the Rev. Joseph Davies, Messrs. Thomas Jones, E. Roberts, J. Lamb, W. Newton, R. Williams, and Mr. T. M, Keene (clerk).—Mr. T. Lindop pro- posed that Mr. G. A. Parry should take the chair for one twelve months only. In doing so he. stated that eight on the Council were new mem- bers who had no experience of the work, and it wa.s necessary they should have an experienced person to initiate them.—Mr. Williamson seconded.—Mr. H. Hughes moved an amend- nioiit. He said they ought to take the expressions (if ￼ ratepayer?, who by their votes ?ave Mr. W.i.ltli. am Newton a substantial majority, and he moved that he should ta-ke the chair.—Mr. Newton, however, respectfully declined to be nominated, and the original proposition was carried with one dissentient. Mr. Jonathan Cat her all was re-elected vice-oh airman. Tlhe various committees were appointed.—The Clerk produced his election account, amounting to JB29 odd, which was referred to the Finance Com- mittee.—An application from the Buckley Tontine society for periodical use of the council chambers was refetted to the General Purposes Committee. A communication from Mr. T. Cartwright, manager to the Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway, was read, asking the Council to give specific facts- for the alteration of the train serv ice on their line on Sundays.
CLOTTON. I SERVICE OF SONG.-On Good Friday evening the Primitive Methodist Chapel was well filled to hear the rendering of the service of song, entitled .I Won by a Gipsy," by the Tarvin Primitive Methodist Chapel choir. The solos, &c., were taken as follows Contralto solo, "Father I am weak" Miss V. Dodd duet Haste away." the Misses M. E. Jeffs and V. Dodd; solo soprano, "Beautiful Land," Miss S. A. Jackson quartette. Wait a Little." the Misses Jackson and Dodd, and Messrs. F. Steaton and T Hulse. The connective readings were given by Mr. E. Green, Chester. -All-. P. Johnson presided at the organ, and Mr. J. Nield accompanied on the cornet.
HAWARDEN. I PARISH COUNCIL.-At the annual meeting of tile Hawarden Parish Council, held on Thurs- day, Mr. Thomas Wright was re-elected 7hairman, and Mr. John Evans was appointed vice-chairman TEA AND ENTERT.AIN.M.ENT.-The annual communicants' tea in connection with the parish church was held at the Gymnasium on Thursday. A large attendance included the rector and Mrs. Stephen Gladstone, Misa Catharine Gladstone. Masters Albert. Charles and niniol Gladstone. Mr. Henry Gladstone and tho Hon. Mrs. Henrv Gladstone Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Taylor. Mr. Charles Hurlbutt, the Misses Hurlbutt. the Misses Rowley, Mr3. Sparrow, Miss Fox, Miss Thom. Miss B. Thorn, Mrs. Mayhew, Miss H. Mayhew, Mrs. Lowenberg, Mr. It. Lowenberg. Mrs. Frater and others. After the tea an enjoyable entertain- ment took place, consisting of various vocal and instrumental items, in which the following took part:—Miss H. Mayhew Mr. and Mrs. Sydney iaylor, Air. Chade" Hurlbutt, Mi's Hurlbutt, the Rector, the Hon. Mrs. Henry Gladstone, Miss IC,ati,t?riiie Gladstone, and Mr. R. W. PrihglH-
EASTItNill. I PARISH COUNCIL.—The annual meeting of this council was held in the schnel on Tuesday evening, there being present, Messrs. H. C. Chambers, J. Hill, E Worthington, the Row W. E. Torr, J. B. Duckworth, W. Smith and J. Price, together wit.h the clerk (Nir. Weston). Mr Chambers (retiring chairman) thanked the members for the help and support extended to him during the three years he had been their chairman. M.r. J. B. Duckworth was elected chairman for the ensuing year. A letter was read from Mr. W. H..Tones resigning his Fept on the council. The resignation was accepted with regret, and a vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Jones for his services. On the motion of the Rev. W. E. Torr, seconded by Mr. Worthington, M.r, R. 1'. Siug' was unanimously elected to fill the vacancy. Mr. J. Price was re- elected honorary treasurer to the Council; and re-appointed overseer for the ensuing year in company with Mr. J. A- hton. Mr. Price proposed that Mr. Cochran and Mr Chambers be re-elected representatives on ihe Eustham Burial Joint Committee this was seconded hy Mr. Worthington and carried. Mr. Chambers then read the statement, of accounts in connection with the ('on¡¡nittt,e fo)' the year ending mt hH:h. Receipts ;—Balance in hand, £ 30 88. nd. gr,' Ye. ???: ?!eof hc?M. 10s. headstones, LuriLd fees, etc.. ?18? M. toal. ;C? SR. 3d. The expenditure amounted to £31 l;s. ¡ 9d., leaving a credit balance of £36 14s. Gd
BUCKLEY. A FORMER BU. KLEY MINISTER. A writer in the Manchester Guardian says :—Some readers of this column will remember the Rev. W. Jeffreys, who laboured years ago as a Wesleyan minister at Buckley, near Mold. A friend of mine recently met him in South Australia, where he has been successfully labouring for the past five years. At the last Conference of the Churches in that State he was elected secretary, though he wtis not abie himself to attend the Conference, for while its tirst sitting was being held Mrs. Jeffreys passed away. Mr. Jeffreys will have the sympathy not only of friends in Australasia but also of those by whom he is pleasantly remembered in the old land.
WILLASTON (WIRRAL) WHOLESALE SHEEP WORRYING.—Be- tween Monday night and the eai-ly hours of Tuesday morning terrible ha t oo was made in a tiock of sheep and lambs belonging to Mrs Francis, ot Willaston. A flock of twenty-nine sheep and lambs were left safe in an isolated field lying outside tho village in the ditection of Badger's Rake, on the Monday, and on the following morning no less than twelve iambs and twelve .sheep were found to have been worried to death by dogs. The five survivors of this massacre had escaped into other fields. A number of ewes and lambs had been removed on the previous day, otherwise the losses would no doubt have been greater. Active inquiries have been set on foot by the police, and it is said that they are satisfied as to the identity of the canine murderers.
I ROSSETT. I EARLY VISITORS.-During last Meek tho cuckoo was distinctly heard by several persons in the grounds of Trevallyn House. RUMMAGE SALE—A rummage sale was held at the National Schools on Wednesday, in aid of tho church funds. The stallholders were Mrs. James (Vicarage), Mrs. Cooke, Mrs. Wilkes, Mrs. J. W. Manley, Mrs. Keen, tho Misses Sand bach, Miss H. Boyd oil; Miss Babb, Miss Tilston, Miss Wool lam, Miss JOIleS (Post-office), Miss Jones (Cocoa-rooms), Mr. W. P. Wilkes, Mr. Rudge, etc. DEATII OF MISS WOOLRICH.-We regret to have to announce the death of Miss Woolrich, Cooks Bridge Farm, which took place oil Tues- day night after a protracted illness. Deceased, who was highly respected, had for some time been sojourumn- in the Isle of Wight, and latterly at Whitchurch, in the hope. that the change might prove l>oneficial, but without success. iieere sympathy is felt with the family in their great bereavement. Tho interment takes place at Rossett Church on Saturday at three o'clock. SHOTTON. I CONCERT.—On Good Friday evening a. success- ful concert was given in Rivertown chapel, under the presidency of Mr. Ezra Johnson. Prior to the concert tea was served in the schoolroom, the largo party being looked after by Mesdame-s J. Davies Jones, W. Hughes, ll. Millar, and Massie, Misses E. Walker, M. Manifold, L. Bell, Hughes, and Small man. Mr. W. T. Williams (the conductor) wm responsible for the high standard of vocal excellence submitted, for which he is to be highly eongrafulated. Miss Mabel Amos was loudly applauded for her tine rendering of Asthore and "When the tide comes in." Mr. Tom Roberts's organ solos greatly delighted his audience. A pleasing innovation was the playiiit' of the Instru- mcntnl Quartette Party (Messrs. Hughes, Parry, Peters and Hewitt), under the conductorship of Bandmaster W. Hughes. Very acceptable also were the items contributed by Miss Eva Cliff. Miss Emilie Kay. Miss G. Ellis, Miss Jennie Taylor (an eisteddfod winner), Messrs. W. H. Green, Davies, Ilayei, W Powell &c.
HELSBY. I PARISH MEETING.—At the annual meeting of the Parish Council on Thursday evening Mr. J. T. Collier was re-elected chairman. and he and Mr. W. E. Davies were reappointed over- seers. The assistant overseor's remuneration for collecting the special sanitary rate was again fixed at JB15 for the half-year. It was resolved tha.t a precept be made on the overseers for JE60 for tho repayment of the instalment of the cemetery loan. The Chairman said the special rate, would be the sarno as the last half-vear. MOTOR CAR ACCIDENT. On Monday even- ing an accident happened to a motor car occupied by two gentlemen who were driving through the village, which resulted in serious damage to the car, the occupants fortunately escaping with a severe shaking and slight injuries. In attempting to avoid running over a dog which was crossing the road. the car ran into a wall The occupants were driven to a doctor's by Mr. A. E. White, by whose house the accident occurred, and after having their injuries attended to, proceeded to their homes by train.
P HODS HAM. I (S6 also pac/e 7 ) i SHAM FIGHT.—On Saturday a sham fig-ht took place between I Company 2nd E C.V.B. Cheshire Regiment and a dotachment of South Lancashire Volunteers from Warrington. The scheme was to the effect that two armies were meeting, one being located at Chester and the other euppo ed to reach Warrington at 9 p.m. on Good Friday. The ad- vance guard of the army in tho north were sup- posed to lie within one mile of the river Weaver by 11 a.m. on Saturday, and for purposes of de- fence- the local contingent were supposed to be tho advance pilrty of the southern army. About 70 men of the local corps put in an appearance. and were told off to various positions commanding the river Weaver, tho cyclists in the meant me being sent ahead to ga.ther information. The officers present were Major H. Harrisson, Capb n W. E. Burton, Lieuts. W. G. Linaker, C. E. Lina- ker and Weiss Muellor. At the conclusion of the operations the umpires assembled to compare not-as. but no definite conclusion was arrived at regarding the number of marks obtained by each Major Harrisson. before dismissing his company, complimented them on their work during the day, which he said was highly satisfactory.
CONNAHS QUAY I DISTRICT COUNCIL.—At the annual meeting of the District Council, on Thursday, Mr. W. H. Lloyd was elected chairman. REMOVAL OF MR BUTTRICK.—Mr. John Buttrkk, of the Customs House, has left to take up more important duties at Hull. BAZAAR -Ou Wednesday afternoon a two days' bazaar was opened at the Methodist New Connexion Church. Mr. Walter Reney presided and said the object of tho bazaar was to raise money to wipe off a. portion, if not all, of the out- standing debt on the new organ, which they pur- chased at the cost of JE350 a short time ago. They had paid over £100, and now tirey wanted to clear off the remainder. The Mayor of Flint (Mr. T. W. Hughes) declared the bazaar open. Amour; those present, were Alderman James Reney. Captain William Marrow, Captain S. Viekers, the Revs. J. Williams (Dastor) and J. Daviosxiones, Messrs. Coppack, Prince, Reney, Edwards, Wr. Hesling, James, Peter Hughes. Mesdaines Davies-jones, • -VT• 1 tV _L_- TT-j; TT'i v. irnnce, vicKcrs, nugnus. There were four large stai IS-" Society." "Varioty," Pan-y." and a large one belonging to the Sunday school—which were covered w,th a variety of articles. Mr. W illiam. Coppack was in charge of the exhibition gallery. -—.—
HAUY. COLLISION.—On Tuesday Mr. J. R. Turton, Thornton Hough, while dr-ving with a fane young cob near liobington Station, had a serious col- iid.on with a Neston fish cart, the shaft ot which penetrated tho Sldo of tho unfortunate cob, causmg- its deatn.
VALUABLK DISCOVERY FOR THE HAIR.—If your hair is turning" fzrey or white or fi.Ilin- off use the MKXTCAV HAIR RENKWEH, for it will positively rcfl^nrp,, in every cape, srrey or white hair to its original colour. Tt makes the hair charmingly heR't'-if'il, :1" v/t'll as promoting the growth. Price 3, VcffV. antt published for anr) on bebnif of the CheJhhe and North Wal»n VpwpaDfr Co:>iv,ai)V. Liinitevl, h., •T \ME-- i1 H' PT Ht't'"IT^T.T nt -t-e f'hv*\ire Obsrrvrt iv Jn t'w OH.v of Ohestar.— -SUTBRDAY, April IS IVI.1
LATEST MARKETS & FAIIIS. (See als0 Pa,7c 3.); LIVEISPOOL CORX, FRIDAY. Wheat a fair trade at d. to. Id. over Tuesday; No I Hard Manitoba, 6s. 8d. Beans (Saidi), 29s. 9d. to 30s. Peas (Canadian), 6s. ld. Oats (white), 2s. 6d. to 2s. 8d. Maize k nioucra? trader R?ver Plate, 5«. 2Ad. to 5;. 3d.; new mixed, 43. ?d. to 4?. 5?d old, 5". 3id. to 5s- 32d. Flour generally 6d. over Tuesdav. LONDON COR. FI\.T!>AY.-Whe:t 3d. to M. dearer. Flour 3d., barley 3d., cats 6d., and Pfl 1 71" 3d. dearer. Americans quotations for wheat come rather lower, but corn deaser. CrfKMTKit CFIKESK WEDNESDAY. —There was a pitch of about.25 tops, and at the. openly there was a good attendance of buyers. Choice lots me: a sharp trade and quickly changed hands at prices from 72s. to 76s. Medium lots met a fair demand at 2s. lower rate than the last fair, tho prices being .from 56 to 63s. CHKSTEU C'TH/K. THURSDAY.—There was a large •' shov; of all descriptions of store and dairy cattle. and arrood attendance of buyers. Prices wero high, but sellers had l'ttle difficulty in clcai-ing gcod lots. Inferior stock, however, were Tint so eacily dispoged of. and at t're close of the market many of these remained unsold. There were a few Dons of Irish sheep on offer, but scarcely any inouTry ";0T' them, and nuot:Jtiona were nominal. Prices Milch cowi, £ 16 to E14 to £ 20: barrens. PI.0 to f,14, heifers £ 9 to £ 15; irks. j35 to £ 16; barrens, B3 to JB16.
EASTERTIDE. I (See also pay*- G.) I 0 1 I SAUGHALL. A twe-hours' devotional service was held on I Good Friday in All Saints' Church, last;ng from one to three o'clock. Addresses were given by the I Vic ?,r m-i tlio words from -the Qros?, and Suitable hymns w2re sung. The Primitive Methodists held tho r annual tea party on tha same day. In the evening the choir rendered a service of song, en- titled "Dr. Parker, of the City Temple," the con- necting readings being supplied by the Rev. H. Davenport. At All Saints' Church on Sunday Holy Communion was celebrated at seven and eight o'clock and again after the morning ser- vice. The church was prettily decora.ted by tho ladies of the congregation. At matins and even- song spec al music was sung by the choir, trained by Miss Lilian Trelawny, who also presided at the organ. Special sermon- were preached in the Primitive Methodist Chapel by the Rev James Travis, of Chester. There was a good attendance, as is usual hero when it is known Mr. Travis is taking tho service. Saughall had rather a deserted appearance on Bank Holiday. In sp'te of the bitterly cold weather, large- numbers went out pleasure seeking. Many journeyed to Now Brighton, the attraction being the cycle races in the Tower grounds, in which the Saughall rider, l?7the Saughall r i de?r, Mr. James Benyon. was riding. Saughall people, interested in cycling matters are very proud of their local rider, and had the pleasure of seeing him come :n first in one of the races, winning a beautiful silver bowl, valued at JB8. I FARNDON. The Rector held three services, in the church and i one at Churton on Good Friday. The communi- cants on Easter Day at eight a.m. and at noon ex- ceeded in number all previous years_ _At the afternoon service the Famdon Brass Band played i four hymns, conducted by Mr. Roberts, of Coed-! poeth, from the chancel steps. There was a very large congregation. The offertories throughout the day were unusually liberal. No interest was taken in the Easter vestry, but the church ac- counts shewed a good balanr-e in hand. Mr. Harry Barnston of Crewe Hill, wa, nominated as rector's warden; Mr. Thomas Brereton. of Rewley Hill, was elected as parish warden; Mr. Grange and Mr. Benjamin Ince were chosen as sidesmen; Mr. Barnston and Mr. Geo. Ince con- sented to act as lay delegates. The afternoon (wh ch was bitterly cold) was occupied in footraces and sports, concluding with a most exciting foot- ball match between the Farndon United and a team from Oldham. The result was a draw, two goals being scored by each team; thus the Farn- don lads have this year held the unbroken record of not having been beaten in 12 consecutive matches. BICKLEY. On Good Friday a service was held in St. Wenefrede's Church, at the cloe- of which tho sacred cantata, "The Way of the Cross" ¡ (Ferris Tozer), was sung by an augmented choir. Solos were taken by Mrs. and Miss Chirlton and Messrs. George and Charles Hopiey. On Easter Day the service at tlm church was fully choral tho (;hoir being assisted'' by Mrs. and Miss Charl- ton Mrs. Gorst, Miss Coneman and Mim Brassey. The church was tastefully dc-corated With choke exot ci and apring flowers by members of the con- gregation among whom were Mrs Gorst, the Misses Charlton and Master Charlton, Miss Cooper and the Misses Wilson. HELSBY. Servioes were held in the parish church on Good Friday, the Rev. E. Jennyn (vicar) officiating. For the Easter Day services the church was taste- fully decorated with plants and flowers by lady members of the congregation. Good congregations were present at each of the services, the viar con- ducting the morning and the Rev. H. H. M. Lefroy the evening service. At the latter service the choir rendered the anthem "Awake up my Glory," Mr. R. W. Hill presiding at the organ. The collections during the day, which amounted to £10, were devoted as an Easter offering to the vicar. On Good Friday afternoon a public tea meeting was held in the Wedeyan Schoolroom. In the evening a service of song, erit tied ".Farmer Wharton's Vow." was given in the "chapel to a large audience by the Hatton Wesley an Chapel Choir. Mr. Looker, of Halton, who also acted as reader, presiding. The various solos and choruses were admirably rendered by the choir, under the conductorship of Mr. Rawlin on. A public tea party and entertainment was held at the Primitive Methodist Sunday School on Good Friday. Mr. G. Wright presided at the latter, which consisted of a. glee and anthem by the choir, glee by the children, vocal solos by Misses M. Croft. R War- burton. L. Britland, Mrs. Birchall. and Messrs. J. W. Birchall and F. Molesdale; recitations by Misses Amy Wright. Frances Yarwood, Blanche Wright. Clara Yarwood. Hilda Roscoe, Ethel L. Leach, L Britland, and Mr. H. Wright; and selec- tions on the phonograph by Mr. J. Atherton; Mr. W. Stanway presiding at, the organ. NORLEY. Tho services on Good Friday were as in past years. The Vi-car gave the address on the "Syven words from the Cross. At night there was a good attendance at the service in church, and the "Story of the Cross," to a special sotting by the vicar, was reverently sung. Lantern views, illus- trating the Passion, were also given. On Easter Day the church presented a very festive appear- ance, with ita tastefully arranged decorations. Plants were lent by Mrs. Bell, Norley Hall. At the ohoral early and mid-day celebrations of the Holy Eucharist over 40 communicants partook. The special music was well rendered by the choir, and included processional hymns, Nunc Dimittis bv K. Turner, anthem, "0 De.ath,? whe.r is thy sting?" by E. Turner, etc. Mr. Sumner presided a.t the organ, and, Mi3s Sumner adcompanied on the violin. The vicar preached at ail the services. A carol service was held in the afternoon. The offertories during the. day 'were handed to tlis vicar. On Easter Monday the usual .Easter vestry was held for the appointment of 'wardens and sidesmen. SHOTTON. On Good Friday and Saturday large numbers availed themelves of the opportunities offered by the Great Central Railway to visit. Wolverhampton, Birmingham and others parts of the Midlands, 00- sides various parts of Wales. From early morning until late at night there was a continuous stream of motorists, cyclists, etc.. passing through the Quay bound for Rhyl, Llandudno, etc. There were one err two accidents of a minor character, \vh> h are bound to occur in our narrow streets when traffic gets congested. Services were held at the various churches, but were not largely at- tended, owing probably to so many people being away from home. The cold wind on Monday had a telling effect- on the holiday traffic. BUNBURY. Stamor's "Crucifixion'' was given by the choir and members of the Choral Society in the church on Wednesday last week, before a large attend- ance. The principals, whose rendering of their respective parts was highly appreciated, were- Tenor, Mr. A. Greenwood (Chester Cathedral); and bass. Mr. C. James (Chester Cathedral). Ser- vices were held on Good Friday—Ante-communion at eight a.m. and matins and sermon at eleven-- when the Rev. J. T. Vale preached from Philip- pians ii., 8, and ,evensong at. 5.30. There were a large number of communicants at tho seven a.nd eight o'clock celebrations on Easter Day. Tne Rov. J. Ti Vale conducted the morning servioe, and preached from St. John x., 18. "I have power to take it again. The service commenced with a processional hymn, "Jesus Christ is risen to-day," and Maunders's beautiful anthem. "Christ is risen, was rendered bv the choir. The service concluded with the celebration of tha Holy Com- munion. A children's festival was held in tHe afternoon. Evensong commenced at seven o'clock, the service being conducted by the Rev. J. T. Vale. The Rev. W. R. Worthington, M.A., of Birkdale, Southport. preached from I. Corinthians Birkdatc', Tf ￼ be not risen, then is our preach- xv., 14, "If Christ be not risen, then is our preach- ing vain and your faith is also vain." The anthem ¡ "Christ is risen" was again sung. The offertories l on Easter Day were given to the vicar, who we are I glad to say is mak:ng steady progress towards re- covery at Bournemouth, but is not sufficiently strong to return to Bunbury at present. The I sacred edifice was tastefully decorated for Easter. Palms, plants, etc., were kindly sent from Peckfor- ton Castle, Haughton Hall, and The Oaklands. The following took part in tha decorations: Font, Mrs. Royds Jones; lectern, Mrs. Cawley and Mrs. Hill; pulpit, Miss L. end Mis3 M. Wood- ward; clergy desks. Miss Day asd Miss Frost; choir stalls, Miss Woolley and Mis; Clutton; altar rails, Miss Arderne and Mrs. Mossford; sanctuary, Miss Jones (Firbank) and Miss Smith; organ screen, Miss Dav and Mr. Stockton. The group of palms placed at tii?? entraroo church had an excellent effect, y ELLESMERE PORT. v* I On Good Friday services were held in the parish church morning, afternoon and evening. The evening service took the form of a. lantern service, the Rev. O. E. Rico (vicar) delivering an excellent address to a large congregation. On Sunday the Holy Sacrament was administered at seven a.m., eight a.m. and mid-day, the number of commun:- cants being ex optionally large. There were large congregations both morning and evening, and the Vicar d-livcred excellent sermons at each service. The anthem, "0 Death where, is thy sting," was rendered by the choir in good style. On Sunday afternoon there was a children's service, which was followed by a special service for men. the attend- ance be ng very large. The hymns were accom- panied by the Ellcsmere Port Church School Brass Band, under the leadership of Mr. C. D. Pnee. TATTENHALL. I On Easter Sunday the services were as follows Holy Communion at seven o'clock, eight o'clock (choral) and mid-day services. The whole of the services were well attended and of a bright nature. Tho east end of the church was beautifully decor- ated. The anthems, "Christ is risen from the dew" and He is risen." were sung at the morning and evening services respectively. Miss Ellerton, tho ladv organist, is to be congratulated on the way she had trained the choir. The offertories during the day were given to the Rector. They amounted to L17 17s. 8cL
NESTON. (tie-ti i, s,; pfL-Je 7.. SOIREE AND BALL.—On Monday evening a soiree took place at .the Neston Liberal Club. The proceedings commenced with an entertain- ment, Colonel Lloyd presiding. Pianoforte selections were given by Miss L. Rooke and Mr. J. B. Brownson. a phonograph entertainment by Mr. T. Griffith, selections on the mouth organ by Mr. J. Anderson, and songs by Messrs. W. Rooke, S. Lee, James Lawley, Fred Behn, W. Cartmell, E. Flood and T. Kenny. A ball fol- lowed. ED DING OF MR. HENRY SMITH.—The wedd.ng took place at St. John the Divine, Fair- field, Liverpool, on Tuesday, of Mr. Henry Smith, of Chester House, only son of the lato Mr. Janica Smith, of Neston, and a member of one of the oldest families in the district, and Miss Florence Gertrude Whitaker, eldest daughter of Mr. Thos. Whitaker, of Fairfield. The bride looked very charming in a dress of white cloth with hat to match, and carried a beautiful bouquet of flowers, the gift of the bridegroom. Her sister, Miss Lily Whitaker, who acted as bridesma d was attired in pale blue voile, with hat to mate h, and she ca.rr.ed a choice bouquet. Miss Elsie Turton, the little niece of the bridegroom, who attended as fairy bridesmaid, was prettily dressed in white silk, with hat to match, and carried a basket filled with lovely flowers. The ceremony was per- formed by the Rev. Hugh Doig, vicar of Saddle- worth. cousin of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev. fr. Dickson, of Fairfield, and the bride was given awa.y by her father, her brother, Mr. W. Whitaker, acting as best man. At the do e of the service the organist played the "Wedding March," and a reception was afterwards held at the residence of, the bride' s father. The honey- moon will be spent in London. The bridegroom is one of the sidesmen of Neston Parish Church, and in recognition of the joyous event merry peals were rung upon the bells dur.ng the day. MARRIAGE OF MISS JAMIESON.-The rtiai-riage took place at Coats Parish Church, Coatabridgo. Scotland, ou Tuesday, of Miss Isabella. Jamieson. second daughter of Mr. Andrew Jamie- son, of The Hermitage, Neston. and Mr. James Bortliwick Diuwoodie, youngest son of the late Mr. John Dinwoodie, of Moffat. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Will am Hutchinson, brother-in-law of the bridegroom* and the bride was given away by her father, Mr. T. D. Hogg acting as best ma.n. The bride wore ivory satin trimmed with pearl and opal passementerie, and a chiffon: veil with wreath of orange blossoms and white roses. Her bouquet was a lso of wlide roses, and she wore a jewelled butterfly brooch, the gift of her mother. M ss Olive Jamieson, sister of the bride, who attended as bridesmaid. wor3 a dress of vieux rose silk crepon, with yoke and chou of cream lace, and Duchess of Devonshire picture hat. Her bouquet was composed of white lilies, and her gold curb bangle was the gift of the bridegroom. At the close of the service tho organist played Mendelssohn's "Wedding March." A reception was afterwards held at Coats Manse, and after receiv-Ilg tho congratulations of their friends Mr. and Mrs. Dinwoodie left for Gl?n- caple, where the honeymoon will be spent The bride wore a black and white costumo with sables, and Tuscan hat to mat', h. Among the special presents was a massive tray with tea and coffee service all of solid silver, presented by the head office, staff of the Bank of Scotland, with which tho bridegroomha.s for some time been connected. DEATH OF MR. GEORGE STAFFORD— Mr. George Stafford a well-known joiner and builder of Neston. who has been resident in the town since his boyhood, died at his residence. High-street, on Sunday, aged 46 years. Deceased, who was the eldest son of the late Mr. Joseph Stafford, was held in groat respect and esteem by his friends and neighbours. His illness extended over a period of about three years, and was borne- by him with Christian fortitude and resignation. He was a promineut member of the Nekton Pres- byterian Church congregation, and was a regular attendant at this place of worship until a week or two before his death. The funeral took place at Neston Parish Ciiurch on Wednesday, amid many manifestations of sympathy and regret. An impressive service at the home of the deceased was conducted by the Rev. John Macintosh, Pres- byterian minister of HeswaU, in the absence (in Scotland) of the Rev. J. Towert. and the rem&'M enclosed in an oak easquet. with brass mountings. _1 -.1=-J.. J.1. £WO_n.I. were afterwards conveyea aireut tU Ul 1a..C, Mr. J. Wattie. senior cider of the church, and the, Rev. Macintosh leading the way. Tue latter after- wards offered the concluding pray rs. Among tho, present at the graveside were Mr. Yates (brother-in-law), Mr. and Mrs T. Davy, Colonel Lloyd, Messrs. W. Chaloner W. Tranter, C. J. Butcher. J. Johnson J. Birch. W. Briscoe, W- M. Coventrv, J. Srrdh (L:ttle Neston), C. C. Leo- nard T. Norman (West. View), R. Scott. Messrs. A. Ashley. A. Scott and T. Griffith acted as bearers. The coffin was covered with beaut •Ful floral tributes sent by Mr. A Smite and family. Mr. and Mrs. T. Daw. E. Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. J. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Dodd Mr. and Mrs. G- Jackson, "His fellow-managers," and others.
SALTNEY. Mnn- n (See also page 7.) L JNDAx SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY.- The Sunday school connecter] with the Primitive Methodist Church celebrated its anniversary during Easter. On Good Friday evening a lecture was delivered by the Rev. J. E Leuty (of Chester), on the subject of The Bible of to-day." There was a good attendance, over which Mr J. Minshull (of Mollington) presided. In the afternoon of the same day the annual tea was provided. The school sermons were preached on Easter Sunday by the Rev. J. E. Leuty, and at the evening service recita- tions were given by the scholars. Throughout the results were considered satisfactory.
MOJJD. (See also vcuie 7 ) I WARNING TO INEBRIATES.—A.t th. Meld 4 Pdlioe Ciiurt, en Tuesday, the* defendant in a case of drunken:io&.< apple -d for time in which to pa.y j a fine and costs. The application was promptly refused, the. Chairman adi «> Li theea no ti?Qa for payment wiU in futuie be giv^n thii ais- ti--ia fir p.?iy.-n, -i t will hit littkii, I)t, gi-ri t-Iiii o t gn.oo:ul dr;nk:ni? m.?;.t l>j put a Kcop ro. A 'LAUY A?SISrANr OVERbKKR. -At a «neeting of the Ciloett Parish Council, on Tuesday evening Marga.'d lHaokwell w« appointed «B3i3ti»u^ oviistcr ana clerk at th& Cc-'incit Ma k uas for 16 duties or as-istant ovwwr on behalf of her iraoQs^r. Da', ies, -recently' di-ceased, and her work van on seveiil occas'o:ifi warmly commeieded fcy revi:- ,ug ba«r:tor, Pariiam-'nlary a-ger ts end others w C SODDEN DEATIf—Mr. ChaJcs Lewis, of Ev^rsleigh, died at residence on Wedjwwday niorning with painful and startling Buddenness, a id before- the arrival of medicfc! aid, death ( hir,,)," atir b«ted h heart affect or:. De- ceaaed. who was 59 ye.a is of ago. was the local ag:;J11; oi the _Na.t'onal Tclephono Corny ar.y, and was the vloici manag-er to. the West Cheeh're Bi-ewory (>:> npany, lAd. Great sympathy is ox- pressed for tlie w dow and daughters of the do-1 cea.? in tho :o(» ti-?M? which has overl-jkon t1i20ll1 I PAR?H CUL7NOIL-At th? ann'?t rif-cb?s of'U? ra.r.h Ccun?, o? Wednesday evening" Mr. H-ruy Parry wa.s r?p.p?f? cha.irma.n, ar 1 M". C. ?. L(?wts viosi-chairmau —Attention v,.a-= called to the fact that. Mr. William Davies, the repnU'.fve for AYoed (East) \VI'd hae i.w~ elwent fn:n ê ry mx-ting of the, Coun it for a yettr, suid was t.h?r»(0«"0 disqualified frc-m cort I rlti- in.; :11 <vHk>v—Hi?, seat- was declared vacant, and if wuui n icido-'i lo appoint a successor at Uie njx*: ¡ *ue.)ting of vhe Council. —Mr. Dw-s is also-one cf tba trustees rf the paroehiai cujtri.tw. repr;6ent imx 'he Parsh Coifc'l. —It was si ~cd that he had ■f;oae> to ress.de M. Ewt^>e--Mr. P. U. Dav:os Coo!t^ flat as an act of courtesy they ao;ld ¡ adzlse Mrr; 5>avi&3 what W,¡¡ b^in dene.— Another raeihber (hat as th" elector* n. that j)<1rh.uL.. w-rd h d 40.1:. bwi represented for 12 «nontf<?. lie railed to see why Mr. tlavies should be I _—.———— f
I MALPASi -1 I (See also vaue 7 » I SUDDEN DEATH.—Ann Mellon, a widow, aged 57, who lived at Agderr, died suddenly on d er, I Monday from heart d 's east, RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.—The annual meeting of the Rural District Council was held on Thursday in the Jubilee Hall. On the pro- position of Colcnel Barnston, Mr. Evan Lang.ey was re-elected chairman and thanked for his past services. ECHO OF CORUNNA.—'Thomas Moore, of no settled residence. was charged at the police court on Monday with being druuk at the J\ew Inn, Hampton, on tho 14th. Prisoner was in a, helpless oondition, and had to be oonveyed to the Malpas police-station in a cart. Prisoner stated that he was the grandson of Sir John Moore, who fell at the, battle of Carunna. in 1809. He was fined 5: and 7s. costs. CONCERT.—A capital concert was given in the Jubilee Hall on Thursday in aid of the Malpas Church Restoration Fund. There was a gcod artendajtc?. The artists were MT. A. Lci?h, Mrs. A. Hammond, Miss D?ys Jone? (Wrcx ham), Me?srs. J. S. Buxton, J. II. Ditd¡btm. B'omfield Royd?. and Lcni Parry. Thp uc'cc ful arrangements were mainly due to Dr. and Mrs. A. Leigh. The former acted as accompanist HOLIDAY FOOTBALL.—Whitchurch visited the Malpas cluh on Good Pi-iii-t v. and T)roi-r-fi The victors lw six goal s to nil On Tank Holiday the return visit of the Liverpool Southill team to meet the Malpas club created some, considerable inter s, for this was the fourth time each of the teams had met in friendlv combat. The Rev. T, Annitsteacl kicked off. Tho M alpss defence continued izof)(I 1. t' .1 _1 .u-- ..] -_l. I throughout, tne lorwuros pmyinjj a u>v^uin^ p-aine, and excellent combination was also °hewn by the visiting team. Malpas were eventeallv victorious I bv four goa]R to on, so that MnJp!)? t"am niw claim the rubber. In the evening the Football Club j held a social gathering and darce in the Jubilee Hall. During the evening an amusing farce was enacted, entitled "Handy Andy" which creator] much amusement. 'Jthn ch?r'??t'?? v.pro imper- son?tcd hy Messrs. F Mfrc?r, H. A-ik,-T. ?t?rcf'r.F.?.T?rf'f'r?u'i L. Hewftt. Aminstre) I f'ntertainffi(nt was (riven under the conductorship of Mr. E, Mereer. when sungs were contributed by darkies Rprn?on. ??-'f'r. Ankers and Hewitt, Subsequently, the Malpan String Band played until midnight for dsneircr. Mr' William* provided carried out hv NJ t-. E. Mereer, hon secretary to the Foothall Cluh There w is a larsre attendance. A programme of sfxitts was arranged to If* held during the morning of Hank Ho'idnv, but owinc b the winterlike weather prevailing the proeranmn) was postponed to a later date.
CAPENHLKST. (,:)00 acdo page 7 i EN lER TAIN mil, N i'.—.v aenghttul entertain- nieut, rnuncal ana dramatic, was given in the scuooliooai on iirastar Tuesday, iue tust part of Ciio piograuime was miscellaneous, "UO opened VMLII a piaucKOite duet by tile iU/V. F. G. and Mio. oilier, overture Lo "iNeil Uwyn,' wniun wa» well 1 0. cu. ,eû. iVir. u..bostons, WHO is ai»ervediy 1,V!ht.r none, iodowed witu utto. uonheur» eiiuwiiing song, ihe Âlllg 8 Own, una was recalled wiui a pciieel tomt 01 cpplauoe. i\ ,xu cauie Annie iAeuisuoiis's dainty iiUle song, "ihe same old wp-H renamed by Mrs. "l.Lcl .Hl luginy uppeeciated by the audience. Xue Jttov. F. 1-i. i. ovveh, ot Great Crosby, who was untoxtunately bu,.L,c,ng trom a severe cold tudl 6Li. in good cue pu.tiiot.0 Uoronatiun Ultvy, nu Veter- ans i&ong l". Adams). Miss Alison -shworlit iouowed with "JMave ong,' Ly .Ll Ll, tici Hlegu. y.¡ ,.1\11 was loudly redeinanded by tne delighted • aud.enca., Mrs. J?'. H. Jfoweil received a vocifer- Did eiicoco to "Wishes and lushes (j. L». rtoeckei), and responded w-tli "uOiiiis v\ 41o,' by die same ) coaipoior. An equally enthusiastic re^epucn was I' given to Airs, fclater and lVnss Ah on xishworth in "U, tell me, gentle stranger, WHICH nad per- force to be repeated. Mr. George oones was irre- I sistible m "mo Shabby (;i:litLel 7 igivcn in char- r), aud caused shouts ot mernment in his encore spng, "Courting in t"e ran. iitxt came the gem of this part of the progiamme, in the snapo of the humorous ana dmica.ie g of the Kev. f. H. and Mrs. Powell in a tnning musical sketch, "Very Suspicious.' In response wo the Hl- evitable, recall Lvlr. Powell related an amusing story amid roars of laughter. Trie last item III tne first part was the quartette, "Pro Pnuucio Basso," sung and act&d by Mrs. fc>later, MISJ Al son Ash- ortn, tne Rev. i: G. felaier ana Mr. a Postous. Tins, too, had to be repeated, ihe second pa.rt consisted of a humorous, semi-sc.cnt.Iic dialogue, "The Man from Mars." Professor Lookupp, an asuonomer, is endeavouring fo corm.nunKa.te, by liamiight and foghorn, with the p.anot Mars. His more practical wile confc-entratco hoi. energies Oil try.ng "sosaengers.' His student ass,scant, Seth Stonebroka, ,s enamoured of the professor's lovely aaughter, Asterea, and, in default ot winning the oid pooplo's consent, enLsts ti-lo gici of his friend, Harry Helpout, to impersonate Ull; Man from Mars, and to terrify the obdurate patents into consenting to the match. Tiie pioco wcs so admir- mirably rendered that it would not be iair to dis- criminate. But tho most difficult p.n were uu- uoubtedly those of the Man from Mars (iVIr. Fred o aeksonj and Soth oionebroke (Mr. j. Postona). and thes3 were ronoeied iauitle».-iy. The oiner parts wore only less difficult- because tney were so full of fun, and required rattier less by-play. Mr. T. Perkins was inimitable as the- Professor; ALss Maud jones, as his b^d-tempered wife, was also perfect. Edith Ashbrook made a lovely Asterea, and Miss Alieo Jones, as Lydia Gladys, the Professor's maid of no worl £ and Teddy Davison, as the page boy, "Billy Buttons,' left notnmg to be cleared, at tne concius.on of the entertainment Mr. Richardson proposed a vote of thanks to all concerned. in addition to those wtiose names have been mentioned high honour must be paid to Miss Brookes and Miss Ricliaid- aon, to whom, althougn they took, no part in the acting, the succoss of tho evening was mainly due. We must, aiso thank the Hon. Mrs. Trelawny for the loan of footlights, and Air. jackson and other friends for very ethcient help, and M ss Maddoek, of Capenhurst Manor, for ass.stance in accom- panying.
I LITTLE SUTTON. I (See also Page 7.) P.S.A.On Good Friday ttio lialf-yaarly t-ca meeting was held in tho Wesleyan Schoolroom. I This was followed by a social even,ng, over which Mr. T. Tumor presided, being supported by the I Rev. F. F. Bretherton and the Rev. W. S. Ilackett (Chester), who gave an address on "How to Live." PARISH COUNCIL -niD annual meeting was held in the schoolroom on Wednesday evening Mr. S. C. Woodward presiding.—Mr. Woodward was re-elected ohai rrnan aud Mr. J. H. h right vrce-cha.nnan.—Tho two overseers, Messrs. P. Jones and A. Road, were foo.ppoiuted.-The Sanitary Committee elected wcro Messrs. H. J. Stretch. J. 11. Coulter, R. Jones, E Wood and lusher.—-Messrs. J. Hopley, W. Betholl, R. R. Douglas and A. Read were appointed as the Footpaths Committee.—Mr. Woodward was again chosen to represent tho Council on the Eastham Burial Joint Committee.
I FLINT. I (Ses alee ixu/p, 7 ) A REMARKABLE CONC;E--R.On Thtii-s!day a huge conger eel was found oil the beach by the Chemical Works, buving ovidentlv been left by the receding tide. The fish was "1ft. long and 2J.ft. in girth. CONSERVATIVE CLUB: PRESENTATION. At the Conservative Cltib. on Thursday, tho chal- lenge shield won by the club n the Flintshire Constitutional Club Biihaid League was pre- sented. M i.. Hugh Owen (borough surveyor) occupied the chair, and called upon Major Dyson to make the presentation and Mr. T. J. Scott (Prestatyn) to report- the re-ult of the matches in the league —Mr. Scott explained that the shield was presented by the members of the Constitu- tional Association of Flintshire some five years ago. The first two yea.rs HI(> shield was in the hands of the Mold club, and the last two years n the hands of the Rhuddlau Club. Flint had played 12 games and lost one.—-Major Dyson, in making the presentation, said Flint had this year won a Volunteer tiophy—a silver cup. In the football club they had won another silver cup. and now they were the pQssessors of a shield for bdliard playing—a stata of things which very few towns of the size of Fl;nt. could boast.—Mr. William Hughes, hoii. secretary of the club, acknowledged the pvesentat on.