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PUnLISIfED BY SPECIAL ABRANGEMENT.] FOR HEART OR CONSCIENCE ? BY GEORGE GRIFFITH. Author of "A Criminal Crceus," "The World)- Masters," "Brothers of the Chain," An Angel of the Revolution," &c., 4c. I (COPYRIGHT.) I CHAPTER XXIV. I MR. BURNETT INTERVENES. I Ainong all the great audience wh-ch had wit- nessed the tragedy which ended the great Eversley Will Case there had been no more deeply interested spectators than Mr. Alfred Ashford, Mr. Walter Redman, and Mr. Henry Montagu. During the hush compelled by the presence of death the crowd filed silently out of the court, and melted away through the open doors of the wide entrance. In order to avoid th3 crowd these three gentlemen remained be- hind. Mr. Montagu put his hand on Ashford's si.ou.Kder, and said in his softest accents: "My boy, that was a most fortunate thing for you. I forgive you everything now. The whole estate and fortune goes to the cousins, and you are one of the three. A third of forty thou- sand a year. I oongratulate you, my boy, and I know that you will be as generous as you'll be rich." "Don't worry about that, Monty," said Ash- ford. "I'll see you all right. The evil genius of the whele thing is dead, and now we can work with a free hand. What's more, I don't think there'll be any possible obstacle now in the way of my marriage with Miss Vanderleen." "No," said Redman, "that ought to be all right now." rig''hAt H right. yes, I should think so," said Mr. Montagu- "Come along. I've got my brougham waiting outside; we'll go up to the Savoy and have lunch and crack a bottle of the best over it." "Right you are," said Ashford. "Come along. The crowd's got out now." They w-ent down to the entrance and out into Newgate-street. In front of the do-cr on the other s-de of the pavement there were three of the city police. Mr. Burnett stepped out from tha little crowd on the right hand side and said: "Mr. Alfred Ashford, Mr. Walter Redman, Mr. Henry Montagu, I arrest you in the King's name." And then the three constables closed up and the two little crowds closed rcund. "Eh?" exclaimed Mr. Montagu, "what's that for? What do you mean by it Mr. Burnett? You must be making a very big mistake." "I am not accustomed to make mistakes, Mr. Montague," said the detective, with a pleasant smile. "Here is my warrant. You can read it now or later on as you please, and you can come quietly w.th me at your convenience or be taken in charge. It is quite optional with you. The charge is "Thanks, that will do. Mr. Burnett," said Redman. "You will pay for your mistake later on. Meanwhile the law is on your side*, and we will come." "Yes." said Mr. Montagu, whose complexion had been turning greyer every moment. "I have my brougham here. It will hold tho four cf us, come along, Mr. Burnett." The inspector saw his prisoners into THA com- fcrtably-appointed brougham and said to the aston.shcd coachman: "Bow-street, please, and hurry up." "Mr. Montagu's my master," said the man. "I don't know whe you are." Mr. Montagu put his head cut of the window and said "Go on, Charles, do as you are told." Mr. Burnett got in and .shut the door, and the smart rubber-tyred brougham rolled away from the wondering crowd down into Ludgate Hill, and so to Bow-street. The brougham pulled up at the entrance to the police station, and Mr. Burnett conducted three very dispirited but still wondering men to the charge room, where they were ranged up be fore the inspector's d-ask. Then Mr. Burnett took out his warrant and read the charge against his prisoners, which charge divested of legal formulae amounted to this: al "That Alfred Ashford, Walter Redman, and Henry Montagu were accused, each and severally, of fraud and conspiracy to defraud the heirs, executors and assigns, first OF the late Sir Arthur Eversley, Baronet, deceased, and, secondly, the heirs executors and assigns of the estate of Henry Kenneth Markham. also deceased, by means of forged documents, and Alfred Ashford was in- dividually charged with forging and uttering three acceptances of the value of twc, three and five hundred pounds each respectively, and also a policy cf underwriting purporting to be signed by the late Henry Kenneth Markham. Walter Rcdman was individually charged' with receiving and keeping the said forged documents- for his own personal use and profit. Lastly. Henry Mon- tagu was individually charged, with aiding and abetting and possessing guilty knowledge of the aforesaid fraudulent transaction." Tho document*. Mr. Inspector," said Mr. Burnett. when the charge was concluded, are in my possession, and tha Treasury will prosecute. Very good, Mr. Burnett," said the inspector. Then turning to the three, men who had intended to lunch at the Savoy, he continued Gentlemen, I am afraid you will have to re- main here today. You will be brought before the magistrate to-morrow." "But can't we have bail?" exclaimed Mr. Montagu, his face flushing a purple red and his eyes starting half cut of his head. "I am a well-known financier in the City. Mr. Alfred AsMord is a gentleman of independent means, I and Mr. Redman is also a man of position. We can find five thousand pound's in an hour if that will dc." "Very sorry, sir," replied the inspector, "it is not in my power to grant bail on such a charge as this. You will, of CGursn. cO!Y1munica.t-e w;th your soIicit-ors. and they will make the applica- tion to the magistrate to-morrow." "This way, please," said a big sergeant, who had ben standing waiting feT his cue. "Take it quietly." said Mr. Burnett, in a quite sympathetic tone of voice. "Go and write your letters to your solicitors a.nd I will sea- that they are posted, or. if you like, I'll take them myself. I haven't anything particular to do this afternoon, and I always like to see fair play." You are not a bad sort, Mr. Burnett," said Montagu, who seemed to RISE to the occasion much better than the others. "If vou don't mind waiting till we've zot them ready there's my brougham at your service, and may it do you a 1, 'W joiiy signt more goca to-day than it has done me. Good-bye for the present." "That little Jew is the only sportsman in tha crowd," said Mr. BurnQtt to the inspector, when the door had closed behind the procession to the cells- "Yes." replied the inspector, "and I shouldn't wender if he turned King's evidence when the trouble comes along." "Quite possible." caid Mr. Burnett, cheerily. "Well I've not done a very bad day's work so far. Do you think you could get your sub. to relieve you for ha.If an hour, while thes? gentle- men are writing their letters, and crack a bottle I with me." I'll try." SAID the inspector. I think j I vidscn is due for duty now." I CHAPTER XXV. I THE CONFESSION OF LILIAS. I W hen Kenneth got back to his chambers, heart- sick and nerve-shaken, Mr. Crudge gave him a letter which he said had been left about an hour before. The envelope was black-edged; the address was in Lilias's handwriting, and on the black seal was the initial "L." He took it and went into his room, that room whose dingy, book-lined walls had witnessed the first tragedy <>• his life. and which Lilias had first made j beautiful with her presence. He opened the leter with trembling fingers, all-d read with misty eyes the last written wcrds of the woman who had at once glorified and poisoned his life. "Kenneth,—By the time you read this you will have witnessed my atonement for the sin which I am going to confess to you. It is too late now to rail at fate. but perhaps in what I will tell you here you may find some reason to look mercifully on my memory. I have been a criminal all my life. I am the daughter of Patricio Castell an, whose crimes as you know made him infamous throughout East and West until he died by the Garotte nearly ten years ago. My mother was the almost equally infamous Victorine Larcche. My first breath was that of an atmosphere of crime, and in that atmosphere I have lived to this, the day of my death. As I gave promise of beauty my parents determined' to add to it every possible accomplishment that could make me more useful for their purposes, and the earn- ings of crime were spent without stint to make me what ycu found me. "At seventeen I was married to Kayman aher- rell, who was the head of the great gang of swindlers which is still known as the Transat- lantic Agency.' He is now. under the name of John Hunter, serving a term of ten years' penal servitude at Portland for forgery of boncS. So, you see, Kenneth, I lied to you when I said that I was a widow and so free to accept the only happiness of which even the prospect has come into my wicked, miserable life. But. Kenneth, I was sorely tempted, for I loved you, and even j you cannot know what that means to a woman who has hungered for clean, honest love all her I life. I loved you so much that there was a time' when I was mad enough to dream of at least a few years' happiness with you. My husband- can you think what it costs me to wrlte that word in a. letter which you will read ?—will not be out of prison for more than five years, and my dream was to spend some of these years with you. and kill myself before the man I am bound-, to. could claim me. But I thank God that my; love for you was too great to permit me to be, guilty of such an awful crime against you as this, and so I hope that I have chosen the better way. Certainly it is the only one for me if I would ESCAPE a future of shame, misery and degrada- tlOn-a life which I have endured callously in the. past, but which you, Kenneth, have made impos- sible for me. Now for the rest, because the least atone- ment that I can make is to-help you and others to do justice where it should be done. Redman Montagu, and Ashford1 are all members of the I Sherrell gang, and so I need not tell you that the wife of Rayman Sherrell has also been their accomplice. They were mainly responsible—and fraudulently responsible—for your father's West Australian group of companies, and I—yes, Ken- neth-I helped them, but I cannot bring myself to tell you how. I have made what amends I could' by sending ample proof of their guilt to Mr. Burnett. I have had another reason for doing this. Alfred Ashford, as you know. had, of course by utterly false representations, per- suaded Mr. Vanderleen to. consent to his engage- ment to his daughter. I have saved her from a fato which might have been something like mine. "I have one more sin against you to confess. Mercia Reynold loves you, and, before I came to polsori your heart, you loved her. Some day your old, pure love will come back. When it does, ask her to try and forgive me. "Good-bye, Kenneth, L ilian. "Lilias. EPILOGUE. I AFTER MANY DAYS. I Messrs. Ashford. Redman, and Montagu bad served nearly three years of the sentence of fifteen years' penal servitude which they had so thoroughly earned, when one morning at his chambers, Kenneth, now a K.C. and far on the way to fame and fortune, found' the following note among his letters:- My dearest Ken,— Now that your work for the term is oyer, I think that a fortnight at Scarborough would do you a great deal of good. Jack has get us a very nice house on the Cliff, and Mercia is spending a week or two with us. We shall expect you in two days at the least.—Your loving sister, That night he slept in the Scarborough Speo.al," and soon after ten the next morning he opened the door of the draaving-room of his sister's house with a hand which might, perhaps, have been steadier. Mercia was standing at one of the windows with her hands clasped behind her looking out to sea. She did not turn her head as the door opened. but for all her self- possession a thrill ran through her nerves and the flush on her cheeks grew brighter. Lllercla "Yes, Kenneth." "Won't ycu even look at me? Am I not for- given yet?" "You must not say that, Kenneth. You know that I never had anything to forgive you." "It is good of you to say so, Mercia, though I am afraid that it is not quite the whole truth. But now that you have said that, will y<:u let me ask your forgiveness for someone else?" "For whom Kenneth?" "Will you read this. Mercia?" He gave her a little slip of black-edged paper. It was the last paragraph of Lilias's letter. She recognised the writing and shuddered ever so slightly. Then she read' the plea for forgiveness which came to her thus from a long-closed grave. She gave it back to him in silence and looked at him through a gathering mist of tears. "Can you forgive her. Mercia?" "Who am I that I should not forgive? But, oh! Kenneth, Kenneth, it was very bitter for me. The next moment his arms were round her and the rest was said in the language which does not need words t-o mak e perfect understanding. [The End.]
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-n- FLINTSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL THE L. AND N.-W. RAILWAY BILL. A special meeting of the Flintshire County Council, Mr. J, W. Summers presiding, was held at Mold on Monday to consider a report concern- ing the opposition by the County Council and the Holywell Rural Council to the London and North- Wcsiorn Railway Bill, und to decide upon the steps to be taken. The railway company desire to acquire certain lands on the norta-east side> of the Bagilit Sta- tion, to BO utilised for the purpose of widening THE company's main line from Chester to Holy- head. Ihe petit.on that had been drafted against the Bill stated that the widening of the railway at this point would have the effect of increasing tho levol-crossing at the laorth end of BagiUt Station upon the road leading from the town to the river De-o by about 40 fed- This level-crossing is the only access for vehicular traffic to the land lying between the railway and the river for a eonsidor- ab.e distance both up and down the river. The petition tears that the increased width of the railway and the increase of tralfio will, besides increasing tho delay, make it impossible to use the level-crossing without very serious risk. The County Council therefore proposed to petition that Mt,; rail way company provide a bridge, giving access from the main road to the river and foreshoiv, in place of the level-crossing. I'he Cieik EXPLAINED that a conference between a DEPUTATION from the Council and the, railwav authorities in London had taken place. The company had written stating they could no: see ther way to construct a bridge at Bagilit. Mr. E. Williams (Rhyl) said if proper evi- dence was put before the Parliamentary Commit- tee he did not think their petition for a bridge would bo refused. Mr. W. Davies (Caergv/rk;) suggested they ask the railway company to provide an under bridge. Mr. J. Philip Jones (Holywell) said the welfare of the whole district depended upon access to the river being provided, and proposed that they iu- sist upon the construction of a bridge at Bagillt ■—-Mr. S. Jones (Hoiywell) seconded. Mr. P. Harding Roberta (clerk to the Holywell Rural Council) spoke on behalf of that authority. He thought there was a good prospect for Bagilit and it was important that the interests of the trading and industrial community of the district should be well watched The Rural Council hoped the County Council would not withdraw tho opposition to the Bill until the interests of tho ratepayers had been proteoted and safeguarded as far as possible. Mr. Samuel Lloyd, representing the Holywell Parish Council, said that Bagillt. was looking to the- County Council to protect the interests of the locality. Mr. R. U. Jones (Rhyl) said it WAS not. pro- posed to stop acoess to the river Dee. A clause had been put in for the protection of the Dee Conservancy Board. The level-crossing was not muoh used. He proposed an amendment to the effect that if at any future time works arc estab- lished or any other cause should arise necessi- tating the levol-crossing at Bagilit being largely used, the railway company undertakes to provide a bridge to accommodate such traffic to the reasonable satisfaction of the surveyors of the Flintshire County Council and Holywell Rural Council within two years of their being c-aled upon to do so. On the suggestion of Mr. P. P. Pennant, Mr. Jones added the following to the a.mendment: "And in default that the sub-committee be autho- rised to insist upon tlie Council's demand for a bridgx>, and to oppose the Bill in committee." I The amendment was passed by a large majority, and :t was decided that the olerk and the chair- man of the Holywell Rural Council accompany the deputation to London for a further confer- ence with THE railway company.
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[ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.] FASHION AND THINGS FEMININE. BY MISS IDA MELLER. I AN ARTISTIC BLOUSE. I A striking feature in the Spring models is me variety of character displayed, there being blouses with high shoulders and broad shoulders, and others with round, low shoulders-some of the soft "classical" type, others extremely smart, so that a. woman can choose her blouse according to her own individual taste and follow in the foot- steps cf fashicn at THE same time. A charming model of an artistic blouse of pale green crepe die chine. is with a yoke of pine-patterned, ivory- coloured guipure lace, each motif united by hair- pin embroidery iÙ ivcry-ooloured filoselle. The yoke is edged with a frill of narrow VaJenoiennes lace, which runs down tho front of the blouse on cither side of a box-pl eat, and the crepe de chine IN pleated to the yoke, the sleeves, pleated into the shoulders, being gathered into deep cuffs of hair-pin embroidery and pine-patterned lace. A distinctive feature of the blouse is the slendier shape given to the shoulders and NECK by the cutting of the yoke in one with the oollar-band, and the absolutely close fit of the yoke, whk-h follows the natural shape of the nguM, extending no farther than the exact shoulder-line. The sleeves stand up rather high on the shoulders, em- phasising the shapeliness of the yoke. A CREAM SERGE COAT FOR A CHILD. Pinafore frocks, or simulations ot ta style, are, as usual, among becoming modes for the ycung, and occur in soft cloth, delaine, a.nd oashmere. Very pretty is a pinafore frock which has a small piece cut out at the. neck, in front— the outline being rather suggestive of a leaf— and the vacuum is filled in with coarse lace, stitched to the bodioa and outlined with a ruch- ing of ribbon. This little frook is in strawberry- coloured cashmere. It expresses one of the newest ideas for bodices—namely, the "loof" or "scroll" of either lace or embroidered ii.iielin, let into the upper part of the material. The pina- fore front is imitated even on outdoor pelisses for little girls, and the wide plastron running from neck to hem is another fashion cultivated on ooats. One I have in mind, a. simple, pretty coat, with a wide plastron, suitable for a girl of from seven to ten. The original is made of cream serge, with oollar and cuffs of Irish crochet lace, also cream tint.ed-a rather deeper shade to the coat-and the collar is tied! with eords finished with tassels. The pleats, right and left of the front, giving the plastron effect to the plain centre part, are stitched near the edges. A SMART COAT OF TAFFETAS SILK. The tailor-made coat and skirt costume of cloth, tweed, or some such fabric, stands without a rival for everyday, useful wear; but when some- thing rather smarter is wanted we turn to the ooatee of black taffetas silk, whioh is likely to be as fashionabl20 as ever during the summer—and is asserting itself in various pretty dds:gns—now full, now plain, now gathered into a belt, now falling straight, like an Eton coat or short sacque. The taffetas coat is also made with a short fluted basque, but for Spring and Summer wear the shorter coat, oeasing at the waist, is rather to be preferred and is unquestionably the most popular model. One such ooat is pleated from the shoul- ders, and the fronts are turned back with nar- row, rcunded revers, faced with light satin or watered silk, and trimmed with silk braid, similar trimmings appearing on the cuffs to the elbow sleeves, wich are met by long, kid gloves. All the smartest coats are made with elbow sleeves, some of which are ruftle-dl with lace or finished with kilting of silk or muslin. A simple Eton coat of taffetas is cut with a yoke that is ap- parently fastened to the lower part of the coat with round gun-metal buttons, the. yoh\ being cut out in tabs, each one of which bears a button in, the centre. THE RE-APPEARANCE OF BLACK SATIN. -1 ?,- nlaCK saun is one 01 Liie vogues U1 uiie æa.Ij>Ul1- satin of the softest quality that drapes as easiky almost as washing silk. For many seasons past the. black satin dress has been cut of fashion, and wo have seen little of this excellent material for ti a composition of complete gowns, so that, for this purpose at least, it re-appears almost as a novelty. One of the smartest of black satin gowns w *t fl oullc_ is made with a lfounced and gauged skirt and the prettiest of pelerines, opening back and front over a blouse of guipure laoc. Black satin blouse cos- tumes, and others with fashionable draped and cross-over bodices, with vests of lace, are other pretty styles that are creeping into favour. BLUE STRAW HATS. I Inc millinery world is gay with coloured straw, many of the spring hats being very brightly coloured. A new shade of blue is evident-a blue that savours of the ultramarine in an artist's ailour box—and this is met in soft, thick straw trimmed with foliage wreaths, a favourite- hat shape baing the new French sailor or American eailor. Very rich in colouring is the blue straw hat of a rather deep?r shade than ultramarine, with a scarf of blue glaoe silk and a bunch, of roses shading from old pink to purple, through gradations of crimson and magenta, placed on the crown near the left edge, more roses appearing" at the back, where, acoordling to the mandate of fashion, th? brim must be very much upturned. Chip hats in sevres blue, with bands of white chip let into the brims are other pretty fashions of the moment. CORNS AND THEIR TREATMENT. I -1 IT IS JJENERAUY oenevea tnilt a oorn is duè to pressure of boct leather and tight boots 'and shoos; but although the'theory is mcst likely true in the majority of oases, it is hardly possible that tight boots and shoes are invariably respon- sible for the growth of corns, since it is well- known many little children who have been most carefully guarded' from the touch of tight leather are yet martyrs to corns. An old-fashioned cure is to moisten the corn and rub it with the sulphur from a match-top, great care being taken that the sulphur does not touch any part of the foot where the skin is broken. Soft corns are somewhat relieved by the application of powd-ened French chalk, and cotton wcol wrapped round' them. A caustio pencil, applied every day, is a corn-cure worth trying. The hard outer crust of the corn, which will naturally be disooloured from the effect of the caustic, requires to be pared every now and then, say once or twice a week, and fresh caustic applied, and the cure seems to work better if the corn is moistened before the pencil touches it. The best time to pare a corn is after a warm bath. when the Besh is soft. Various of the plasters sold are of great use in keeping down tho growth of a corn, the hard part of which must, however, be pared away, even AE when the caustic pencil is applied, every time the plaster is changed. With proper treatment corns need not be trcublesome, though as to curing them alto- gether that is a different matter. After treat- ment for a week or two with a. good plaster or other remedy, it is probable that the corn wsed not be "treated" again for another couple of months. SOME LENTEN DISHES. I I I T I- ^URRIWA nsn IS a nice I^enten dish. To mako it, take two pounds of cod or other fish pre- viously boiled, and divide it into flakes; fry THEEE with an onion, sliced, until they are brown. Then pour a cupful of good: stDck or gravy into a stewpan, thicken it with three ounces of butter mixed with lfour, add the oed and onion," seasoned with pepper and salt, and stir all over the fire for about ten minutes. Mix a teaspoonful of currypowder (or more) very smooth in a cupfitl of cream, add it to the fish, and let all bcil. Servo the curry with plenty of boiled rice—either in separate dishes or with the rice piled round the curry. Buttered eggs are also nice Lenten dishes. They are made thus: Beat up four eggts (leaving out the whites of two), and mix with them four ounces of clarified butter, stirring all over the firo till thoroughly mixed. Cut some slices of bread, toast them, and spread them with anchovy paste, and afterwards add the egg mixture, put- ting it on lightly with a fork. A cheap egg curry is made by frying an cnion in butter, adding about half a pint of stock and milk (mixed), a tablespoonful of curry-powder, and a pinc-h of salt. Thicken the curry with some lfour, have ready six hard-boiled eggs, cut them across, and add, them to the curry after the latter has simmered for ten minutes or a quarter of an hour. Let all simmer together fcr a few minutes and serve with boiled rice.
UNPROVED COALFIELDS. I The report of the Geological Commit; EE to tho Royal Commission on Coal Supplies was issued on Monday as a Blue-book. The Committee, con- sisting of Professor Hull, Professor Lapworth, Mr. leail and Mr. A. Strahan. were appointed to inqune into the productive measures known or believed to exist outsida the areas dealt with by the District Commissioners. Among other figures which they gave in regaid to concealed and un- proved coalfields at depths less than 4,000 feet arc, the following. Cheshire Basin, including Stock- port and Poynton, coal available, 106,500.000 tons; Chester. Wirral and Liverpool district, 2,880,000,000 tons Vale of Eden and Soiway Filth. 800,000,000 tons; Yorkshire and Notts, 23.000,000.000 tons. Mr. Strahan in a sub-report says:—It would ap- pear that whether the coal measures, are con- tinuous under the Cheshire basin or not they are out of re-aoh under its southern and oentral parts. 1'"L Assuming mac IC would be a depth of 6,900ft. to the base of the Permian, an unknown but pos- sibly great thickness of the upper unproductive measures would then have to 00 traversed before the productive measures woidd be reached.. I have proceeded to ascertain the attenuation of the productive measures from Lancashire to Flint- shire. Nn one seam can be identified in both counties, but the productive series as a whole appears to ba confined to a vertical space of 700ft. at Aston and Manoot, while 400ft. of barren measures have been proved above them at Northop While, therefore, tho productive mea- sures diminish from 1,300ft. at Piescot to 700ft.. in Flintshire, the upper measures should diminish from 1,650ft. to 900ft. If this be the case, the 'I main coal may be expected at about 1,100 or 1.150ft. below the limestones under Sealands.
CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY.—The follow- ing is the return of the issue of books for the week ending 1st April. 1905 Lending depart- ment Religion and philosophy 2; sociology, 2; arts, sciences, and natural history. 22; history, biography, geography, and travels, 25; poetry and the drama, 10; prose fiction, 932; miscellaneous literature, 24; juvenile literature, 188; total, 1,205. Reference department: Religion and philosophy, 4 sociology, 0 arts, sciences, and natural history, 26; history, biography, geography, and j travels, 12; poetry and the drama, 1; encyclopaedias, ) dictionaries, &c., 177; miscellaneous literature, 7; total, 227 combined total, 1,432; daily average pending department), 241; daily average (refer- j ence department), 45; combined daily average, 286.
ATHLETIC NEWS i FOOTBALL NOTES. RESULTS. J COMBINATION. J Chester 1, Wrexham 1 CHESHIRE AMATEUR OUP.-F\ntl. Witton Albion 4, Holsby 1 WELSH COAST JUNIOR OUP.-F:ul. Bangor RESERVE 1, Flint 0 CHESTER AND DISTRICT LEAGr K Saltney O. W. 2, WREXHAM CRESCENT 0 Old St-. Mary's 3, Chester Albion 2 I FLINTSHIRE LEAGUE. J Mold 2. Buckley 0 Galohog RANGEIS 3¿ HOLYWELL 0 J OUDDINGTON AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. Barnton 2, CUDDINGTON 1 VQrdin Gymnasium 2, Tarporley 2 DAVENHAM 6. WEAVERHAM < OTHER MATCHES. J Hawarden Bridge 6, Wallasey 0 Frodsham 5, Frodsham District 3 The meeting of such giants of the Coiubma- tion as Chester and Wrexham at Wh'pcord-iano on Saturday was anticipated with considerable interest by the supporters of both clubs. bpec.al excursions were run from the stronghold! oi Vv elsh football, and it is estimated that fully one thousand people availed themselves of TNE rail- ( way facilities offered. Local football 10\ r,¡ de- sired no more attractive fixture, and were present in great strength. Fully 4,000 spectators wore present, and the number is a reocrd for ilie pre- asnt season. Both teams played one substitute. White's ab- sence from the home. side letting in Lloyd MW t;,o; halves and Delaney to the forwards, and WHILE j Oestrians did not anticipate a victory, \v II_A.IIA.IU quite expected to lose. The visitors' w-11 the toss. and er-ose to piay with the wind. Tuis at first was gentle, but it increased in F-^IOO, illld J when ends were changed the Ce-strians received greater aid from it than did their oppoueuia. For some time play settled in midtilJ, buc gradually the visitors by superior eonibintition forced, the Cestrians down. iiugbea and DAWSON were found plenty of work, but they PIEAN.TED a stubborn front, it was some time bOl. THA ■ Wrexham forwards obtained a r-aal 3hootiuy pusi- tion. From free-kicks the home forwards ivi.eved their backs by play on the. wings, and IIIPSHARN ] and Matthews both placed the wrong a DO the uprights- Grundy, on the visitors' extreme left, slipped: past Hughes near the oentre and raced 10 r g-- ai with Lloyd at his heels. Owing to the Ce=>r.au's persistence he was unable to get a steady si tot, and the ball went over. This, however, oaused play to veer again into the home haii, tne Wtelshmen gave a brilliant display of accuiato passing. Grundy received the ball again UIIU put in a. beautiful shot, the- ball guding luzl uuuor- neath the bar out of Coventry's reach and .nt.o the net. Davies, the centre forward, foli-jvvvd this up with an offside goal soon, afterwaidb. Wrexh-am maintained a firm PREASUIE, and Coventry cleared several difficult shots, but tro ought to have been beaten by Davies, w.o nnssed a grand centre from Grundy. Chester then BROILS away, and Morgan came out to a long drive by Jones. Jcnes again secured the ball, and threw away a good opportunity by shooting w-de. For & short time Wrexham wena deprived of the ser- vices of E. Hughes, who retired owing LO in- juries. Towards the interval the home left CAUSED the Wrexham defence a. good deal cf trouble, end Lipsham's efforts were almost successi-ii (II two or three occasions. His last and best effort proved too much, and very foolishly a back fouled him just within twelve yards of the goal. A penalty kick was given, and amid tumultuous cneenug Delaney equalised. The teams crossed over at the interval with the sooro one goal each. In the semnd half Chester had the best of the game, and brought out the best qualities of the Wrexham defence. The fine oombinat.on among the Welshmen so conspicuous in thl) iniiiai por- tion of the encounter was entirely absent in the second half, and the work of the forwards wa- mainly individual. On the other hand Blew, at full-back, andi Robinson, at centre half, were. seen at their best, and between them they undoubtedly saved the game for the visitors. On one occa- sion Blew stepped CaBe when that forward seemed to have a clear field before him. The Chester forwards worked! hard, but were not quite steady enough in front of goal. Early in the half Lipaham was knocked on to the rail- ings, and had to leave the field for somo timo. It was quite an unnecessary charge as the ball had already gone out. However, he reiu:ned in time to do much useful work. The city forwards were frequently given offside, and on one or two occasions we thought the referee's diecis.oi. was open to question. Generally, however, he was right, although his application of the rule aeiemed at times too rigid. Unfortunately for the home side, their efforts, although persistent, were destined to go univ- warded l, and there was no increase in the crc. the game cndirig in a draw of oit3 goal. Con,sidered from every pcint of view, one must admit that the result was a fair representation of the play. Ch EST.r were the best team during the second half, but Wrexham really deserved more than one goal in the first half. It was a pleasure to w ,tnezi-, their accurate pas.3ing, and it is to BE hoped the Cestrians will learn a lesson from them in that respect. When clearing, the home backs kicked tha ball to thetir opponents nearly every time. Wrexham are undoubtedly the finest team that have visited Chester this season. Chester's performance in making a draw was very creditable. Of course they did not shfine against Wrexham as they do against weaker op- ponents. Among the forwards J. Jones was THO mainstay of the attack in the first half, during which he did splendid work. Afterwards Mat- thews and Lipsham were the most prominent. The halves played- a strong game but the most noticeable feat-ure- cf the defence was the splendid display given by Dawson, who rather outshone his partner, Hughes. For the second sucoesive season Chester will appear to-day (Saturday) in the final of the Cheshire Senior Cup. Their opponents will be Altrincham. They are quite an unknown quan- tity, save that they are above Sale Holmfield and Northwich Victoria in the Manchester and Dis- trict League. The Northwich Drill Field' will be the soene of the encounter, and no doubt there will be an interesting game. We hope next, wetek to oongratulate the Chester Club on a great vic- tory, and we shall be greatly disappointed if it is otherwise. By an unfortunate combination of circum- stances, the Welsh v. Ireland match takes place on Saturday at Belfast, and the Principality have requisitioned the services of Matthews as outside right. The splendid form he has recently been shewing makes him thoroughly deserving of honour, and we must congratulate him on this recognition of his abilities. We hope he will have ample opportunities of justifying the trust re- posed in him by the Welsh Association. On the other hand. it is very deplorable that Chester should be without, him in the final for the Senior Cup, but we understand that T. Lipsham will come forward again and take his place. Genuine expressions of regret were felt by all Chester footballers when the news became known this week that Harry Astburv had passed away on Wednesday morning at his residence' in Hoole at the early age of 30. Astbury's playing career came to an end about two years ago. owing to ill- health. A few weeks ago a match was played between Chester and Chester Wednesday for his benefit, and since then he has been in the Park- gate Convalescent Home. He was discharged as incurable, and died of rapid consumption. Astbury had given about six years' splendid service to Chester F.C. In his early days he played for Saltney, afterwards joining Chester as left half-back, when they played on the old Faulkner-street ground. About this time he was acknowledged to be one of the finest halves in the country. Afterwards he cast in his lot with Rock Ferry, and a season later, when Chester were disbanded, he played for Rhyl. When the club was revived at Whipcord-lane, he served another season with them, until ill-health com- pelled him to give up the game. -He will be re- membered by all who knew him, not only as a clever player, but as a true sportsman who played the game for the sake of the game. Old St. Mary's and Chester Albion met on Sat- urday. The Albion pressed at once and opened tho scoring, and from a free kick against Dutton Jones added a second. The Saints now got awav'l AHshom and Goo&, playing well together, worked their way to the AJbion goal. In taking a centre from Evans, Garner was badly fouled in the penalty arc?a by Sawyer. Evans took the kick and scored eas?y. At half-time the sooro was—Chester Albion 2, Old St. Mary's 1. For the Saints Goode got away early, and made tlic- scores revel with a clever goal. The Albion now pressed through Riley and Jones, but White checked THWN and cleared to Evans, who tricked Roberts and centred to Garner, who beat the Albion baok s and gave the Saints the lead. Jones now got clean away for the Albion, and looked like sooring until Biowu neatly checked him. The game was now exciting, but there was no further scoring. Final: Old St. MARY'S thiee, Chester Albion two. Saltney Carriage Works received a visit from Wroxhani Crescent in a return Chester and Dili- trict League, match. Both teams were stroargly represented. Saltney were the first. to be aggres- sive. Williams kicking away a long shot from Jones in the first few minutes. Jones and WIL- iiams, on the visitors' left, worked their way to tho other end, where the latter forced a com-or off Lloyd. This was succeeded by another oor- ner, which was cleared. Play was for some con- siderable time confined to midfieid, neither side ,o iiildfield, n,,iI t h <-r s i c i (, b"lllg able to make any headway. From a throw in oioso to tho HONIL> cud Davies tested Smith with a good shot, which he saved cleverly, and then the homo team, by the aid of Evans, forced an opening at tho other knd. S. Bennlon was about to shoot when he was fouled apparently inside the penalty aiea, but, the leferee did not NEEM to l ave seen it. Keeping up the pressure. Evans forced Edisburv to concede a corner, which was so nicely placed by O. Jones that Evans just touched tho ball with his head and it flew past Edisbuiy mta the nd after the game had been in Pyogr(,??s thi?ty-hYc mhiute's. Tho inter- val amvod with Saltney leading by one goal to nil- Upon resuming, Wrexham, with die aid of a very strong wind. forced the home side on the defensive, but only for a diort time. Saltnev were not long in asserting the mastery, but bad shooting spoiled them nine after time. In about ten minutes Evans, receiving the ball from G Bennion, beat Edi&bury from about twenty yards' range with a clever shot. Saltney were now shew- ing a little of then true foim, and kept up the pressure for some time. The Wrexham goal had some very near shaves. Towards the -(>nd the game became rather rough. und fouls were a little too frequent on both sides. The visitors were seldom dango.ous in the second half, and a verv poor game resulted in A vieioiy for the Carriage Works by two goals to nil. The fates were against on Saturday, and our eongratulatiors to Wittoii Albion must be mingled with a considerable amount, of sympathv '0'1' Holsby. The two clubs appeared on the Wins- ford ground and decided the destiny of the Cheshire Amateur Cup for another year. Both aides were supported by a large number of spee tators. The game was started in a downpour of raill. which lasted only a short time. In the earlv stages Witton, who had the advantage, of tht, breezev attacked strongly, and gained a couple of corners, which were. however, cleared. Helsbj retaliated, and gained one. but this likewise was futile, tho Witton custodian afterwards clearing from Hughes. Directly afterwards Witton scored from a penalty kick given against Jones, tht Helsby custodian. In the next few minutes Wit ton scored a second, as the result of a mis-kick bv Knight Griffiths, for Helsby. tried a long shot but Barber, the W itton custodian, cleared easily. \V .LTIOA scored their third goal soon afterwards from a penalty given against Knight, and al- though Holsby tried hard to reduce the lead the soore at half-time remained at 3—0 in favour of Wittml. Not) long after the icstart Witton got away, and Jones leaving his goal, they had no difficulty in obtaining their folli-th. For some time the game was evenly contested, and both sides at- tacked in turn. Helsby then began to display better foim, and after pressure Griffiths scored with a good shot, while Cartwright directly after- wards just missed by inches when a goal seemed certain. Twice Boyle beat the backs in splendid &ty!e. but with only the goalkeeper to beat he shot outside, much to the disappointment of the Helsby supporters. In the latter stages of the game Helsby played up strongly, but they failed to get through again, and had to retire beaten by to !zc.,t throtiga agt.:i. cLi)(I ]]a( ] t o i-c,,t,ira L*-at?ii by Helsby. much to the disappointment of the large number of SUPPORTERS who accompanied them, failed to maintain the form displavcd in their recent matches. Although the Albion were undoubtedly the better team on the day's play, a.nd deserved to win, there is no doubt that had Holsby played throughout the game in the same way as they did in the last twenty minute-s the result might have been altered considerably. The first tluee goals obtained by Witton, two of which were from penalty kicks, weie practically gifts, and should never have been obtained. The first penalty kick given against Jones, the Helsby custodian, for holding a player: should never have occurred, as Jones ought to have i cleared easily before ho was cha.rged down. The seoond penalty kick, given against Knight, ap- parently for pushing, was even more doubtful, and the Helsby players declare that the Witton man fell himself; while the third goal was the re-tilt of a. very bad miskick by Knight in tho goaimouth. Unfortunately for Helsby, Knight was practi- cally listless thioughout tho game. due, it after- wards tnm-pired. to tho fact that tho kick in the gron lie received M the Macclesfield match, wh eh he THOUGHT v.'US all light, developing bad symptoms dÜc2,Uy aftei' the game started. This not only considerably weakened the Helsby de- fence, but, with the mistakes which resulted in W itton s first thie ■, goals, it sc-emed to have a bad effect on tho other players, with the result that they did not do themselves justice until the latter stages of the game, when their efforts were too late Cooke, the Helsby captain, however, played a good game throughout, and was in fact the most conspicuous player on. tho field, but one man cannot win a match. The Frodsham organisation, disappointed of their fixture with Widnos Recreation on Saturday. hurriedly arranged a match against tho Frodsham district, a good representative eleven being chosen to fight tho premier team. Frodsham, with Rim- mer an absentee kicked off in wet weather, but for some LDllsidorablo time were penned in tiuvr OWN tiuartevs. where Austen at back was to the fore with good defence and clean kicking. Tho District played up manfully, Clays being particu- I bdy promincnt with good dribbling and accurate shooting, and seared a fine goal. Continuing on the aggressive, the District manifested thoir superiority by fin-O passing, and Ciays. from a difficult position, notched goal number two. Tho homo eleven, now thoroughly aroused, were on their mettle, and good half-back play by Comes and Law.oss led to Sutton gaining poose&ion, and ho opened the scoring for his side with a fast. low shot. The noiidescripts were not done with yet, and from the kick off took up tho running, Kinsey finishing a good offort with an equally fine goal. Frodsham retaliated with nice passing, the result of which was a second goal, cleverly gained by Sutton from a wide angie. Thus at half-time the District were one up with three goais to their credit. Resuming, it was early apparent that the District had "shot their bolt," "nd that condition and staying powers are very groat, if not absolutely necessary, factors to- wards winning games. Desultory midfield play was followed by strong forward movements by the L'hod-Iia.m quintette, which eventually culminated in Caldwell beating the opposing goalkeeper with a dropping shot. Tho homo team, once on level terms with the scratch team, fought valiantly for tho winning point, and Rutter successfully beat the backs and scored the fourth goal for his side. The District were now thoroughly disorganised, and their efforts were distinctly feeble and spas- modio. The pace had told on them, and the re- maining portion of the game was spent in defend- ng thoir goal. Caldwell added another goal from a melee. Frodsham winning a good game by five goals to three. Moss, on the District side, ■ shewed good form. Hawarden Bridge were at home on Saturday, with Wallasey Village as their opponents in a Wirral League fixture. When the Bridge Reserve team went to Wauartey the game ended in a goalless draw, and Wallasey, so far this season, have only won two matches. The Bridge attacked, the whole vanguard participating in a really clever movement, but Brooks cleared finely. The locals were quite the masters of their oppo- nents in midfieid, but Wallasey defended well. Jenkins, Taylor and Baird were prominent, the former just skimming the bar with a shot which Broolw might have had some difficulty with. Their persistency, however, was rewarded by O'Neil heading the ball past Brooks from a well-placed corner by Jenkins. At the other end Wallasey forced a corner, which was cleared by Baird- Jones and Hewitt. The Bridge took up the running, and Taylor scored at twenty yards' range, the wind evidently causing Brooks to mis- judge the ball. The visitors were kept in their own quarters for some time, during which the visiting custodian and backs had a most anxious time. Before the interval Brooks was again de- feated by O'Neil and Taylor, and the Bridge led by four goals to nil. The visitors played minus Rutter in the second half, owing to a twisted knee, but they did not. play the one-back game. Wallasey pressed, and early Hill hit the crossbar with a good shot. when well up. Hewitt intercepted a warm shot from the visitors' right wing, and put the Bridge for- wards in possession, who got away at top speed, and Brooks brought off a grand save from Baird. Hewitt had to concede an abortive corner when hard pressed. Jenkins fastened on to the ball, and after cleverly tricking the visitors' backs and half-backs, beat Brooks with a swift, low shot. Although the visitors were now five goals in arrears, they played up pluckily, and Bradley had to run out of goal to save from Haywood and Joinson. They. however, lacked method when in front of goal, and many chances which might have been turned to account were lost. E. O'Neil and J. Griffiths played a grand game for the Bridge, and all attempts to defeat Bradley were frustrated. Before the cessation of hostilities O'Neil again scored, and the Bridge were returned victorious by six goals to nil. I FIXTURES. I The following matches will be played to-day I (Saturday) on the ground of the first-named. club I CHESHIRE SENIOR CUP (Final). Chester v. Altrinchiun (at Northwich) YERBURGH CHALLENGE CUP (Final). Saltney v. Hawarden Bridge (at Whipcord-lane). CHESTER AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. Helsby Reserve v. Chester St. John's. Hoole v. Little Sutton. Little Sutton Reserve v. Sealand-road Albion. Chester Albion v. Plemstall. CUDDINGTON AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. Marston Old Boys v. Ash ton Hayes. Tarporley v. Barnton Villa. Wilmington Park v. Davenham. I COMBINATION. RESULTS UP TO DATE. ,-Goals, P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. Wrexham .2 .18 B 1 .W .15 .37 CHESTER 22 .15 5 2 C)O .31 .32 BROUGHTON .23.12 6 5 .38 .41 .2!) NAUTWICH 22 .10 5 7 .51 .32 .25 Port SUNLIGHT 22 .10 8 4 .51 .40 .24 Whitchurch 21 10 9 2 .53 .54 .22 TRANMERE. 22 7 8 7 .33 .S4 .21 Mirldlewwh. 23 T) .12 2 .40 41 9-0 OSWESTRY 21 9 10 2 .38 46 20 RHYL 21 8 9 4 .28 38 20 BIRKENHEAD 20 (J .10 5 .29 .38 .14 Druids 20 4 .11 5 24 .46 .13 Bangor .20 5 13 2 42 .54 .12 Chirk .21 3 .13 5 .30 .67 .11 CHESTER & DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE. DIVISION II. RESULTS UP TO DATE. f— t! oal k—> P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. Sealand-road Albion 14. 9. 1. 184.108.40.206 Newton .13. 8. 0.. 5 47.18.21 Old St. Mary's -13.. 8. 2.. 3 40 21 11) Chester Albion .14. 7 4. 3 46.26 17 Handbridge S. Mary's. 15. 7. 7. 220.127.116.11 St. John's Reserve .15. 5. 8. 2 41.45.13 Plemstall 13 3. 8 2.20.29. 8 Victoria Athletic .15. 3..11.. 1..24.64. 7 Little Sutton Reserve .14 2.11. 1 24.60 5 UUDDINGTON AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. RESULTS UP TO DATE. r-Goals- P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. Bamton Villa 16.11. 3. 18.104.22.168 Verdin Gymnasium IS 9 4. 5 ,.36.2<> ..23 Davenham .15 10. 3. 2 55,19.22 Weaverham Athletic .15. 7. 2. 6.39 30.20 Winnington Park. 17 7. 6. 4.37 26 18 Cuddington 18. 6. 9. 22.214.171.124 *Tarporley .16 5. 7 126.96.36.199 Hartford Villa 16. 4. 9. 3.39 37.11 Marston Old Boys 15. 4 11. 0 22.48. 8 Ashton I-loyeg 16. 3.12. 1.2-1..t;O. 7 Two points deducted for playing an ineligible I man.
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In connection with the penny post to Australia which commenced on Saturday, Mr. Henniker Heaton, M.P., has received the following cablegram from the Hon. J. G. Ward, Postmaster General of New Zealand :— Bravo. Hearty congratulations."
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