IXJCTION DIARY. I galea by MESSES. CHUBTON, ELPHICK. I ROBERTS & RICHARDSON. ■ Feb. 9—At the Auction Mart, Foregate.street- Consignment of Carpets, Rugs, Ac. Feb. 12 & 13—At the Auction Mart, Foregate-street —Household Furniture and Effects M Feb. 16—At the Grosvenor Hotel—Freehold Pro- perties in Boughton and Taryin-road N Feb, 20 & 21—At Brook House, Huxley-House. hold Furniture and Effects By MESSRS. CUNNAH A ROBERTS. Feb. I-At Whitby Farm—Farming Stock and Feb.5-At the Chester Smithfield-Fat and Store Cattle Feb. 6 — At the Smithfield, Hooton — Store Cattle Feb. 6—At Tattenball-roa.d Auction Mart—Fat Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, and Calves Feb. 7—At the Smithfield, Chester-Nursery Stock Feb. 16—At the Blossoms Hotel, Chester-Free- hold Residential Property at Rhyl and Chester Feb. 16—At the Blossoms Hotel. Chester-Free. hold Residence and Building Land Feb. 1ó-At the Blossoms Hotel, Chester-Pen-y- Bryn Lead Mine and Sett Feb. 18—At Stone House Farm, Mouldsworth— Live and Dead Farming Stock Feb. 22—At Oliver House Farm, Great Sutton Farming Stock, Household Furniture, &c. By MESSRS. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE. Feb. 5—At Ermine Cattle Mart—Stock Feb. 11—At the Mart, Flint—Cattle Feb. 13 and 14—At Dunham Hall Farm, Dunham Hill—Farming Stock and Effects By MR. J. P. CARTER. Feb. 6—At Hooton Smithfield-Stock By MESSRS. CHALLINOR, ROWSON & CHALLINOR. Feb. 9—At the Blossoms Hotel, Chester-Freehold Property in Chester and a Life Policy By MESSRS. ASTON A SON. Feb. 4—At the City Auction Rooms-Household Furniture By MR. T. S ADAMS. Feb. 7 and 8—At The Marsh, Sealand—Farming Stock, &c. By HENRY MANLEY A SONS LIMITED. Feb 14 & 15—At the Crewe Horse Repository— Light and Heavy Horses SALES BY AUCTION. AUCTION MART. FOREGATE-SREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK A CO. will SELL BY AUCTION on SATURDAY, 9th February, 1901, at 11 and 2 o'clock, a large assortment of Valuable CARPETS, comprising Bordered Brussels, superfine English Axminsters, Velvet Pile Squares, Tapestry-Brussels, &c. also superior Turkey and Oriental Carpets and Rugs, &C.. &c. Goods on view day prior to Sale from 10 to 5. AUCTION MART, FOREGATE-STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. will hold their NEXT SALE of HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE and EFFECTS on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, 12th and 13th February, 1901. Early entries invited. BOUGHTON & TARVIN ROAD, CHESTER. Sale of valuable Shops and Dwelling-houses. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. will SELL BY AUCTION, at the Gros- venor Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, February 16th, 1901, at Three o'clock p.m. punctually, in lots, and subject to Conditions, the undermentioned valuable Freehold PROPERTIES. Lot. 1.—All those two very desirable SHOPS and DWELLING-HOUSES, being Nos. 10 and 12, Boughton, with the warehouse, yards and out- officea at the rear, in the respective occupations of Mr. John Rowland, potato merchant, Ac., and Miss Mary Kirkham, grocer. These premises are situate on the south side of the main street in Boughton, having a frontage of 24| feet thereto, and running back in depth about 60 feet. LOT 2.—Unless previously disposed of by private treaty. DWELLING-HOUSE, SHOP, and BAKEHOUSE, No. 17, Boughton, with w.c. and use of yard, in the occupation of Mr. Prescott, baker and grocer. There is a right of way appurtenant to this Lot and Lot 3 over a portion of Sharp's Court and the passage leading therefrom into the main street, and it is offered subject to the right of way mentioned in the particulars of Lot 3. A door to be made by the purchaser of this Lot. LOT 3.-Unless previously disposed of by private treaty. DVVELLING-HOUSE and SHOP, No. 19, Boughton. with we. and use of yard, in the occu- pation of Mr. R. P. Edwards, hosier and small- ware dealer. The purchaser of this Lot to have a right of way over the portion of the passage by the w.c. included in Lot 2, abutting on Sharp's Court. LOT 4.—A very desirable DWELLING-HOUSE, being No. 68, Tarvin-road, with convenient out- ofiices, small front garden, and good kitchen garden in the rear, in the occupation of Mr. Stockton. To View apply upon the Premises. Any further information as to Lot 1 may be had from W. H. CHURTON, Esq., Solicitor; as to Lots 2 to 4 from Messrs. JOLLIFFE & JOLLIFFK, Solicitors; and as to the whole from Messrs. CHURTON, ELPHICK, ROBERTS & RICHARDSON, all of Chester. Sale of excellent Household Furniture, Glass, Antique China, Books, Pictures, Ornaments, Wooden Loose Box, Amateur's Greenhouse, and other Effects, at BROOK HOUSE, HUXLEY, near CHESTER. MESSRS CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. ?JL will SELL BY AUCTION, on WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, the 20th & 21st days of February, 1901, the above-mentioned EFFECTS. Full particu:ars shortly. On TUESDAY NRXT, Feb. 5th, 1901. ERMINE CATTLE MABT, CHESTER. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE will SELL JL BY AUCTION750 Head of STOCK, includ- ing 8 prime fat Bullocks from one farm, and 6 prime fat Heifers from Mr. Hassall, Trafford, and 20 bags of Carrots. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE will hold their next SALE at the MART, FLINT, on MONDAY, February 11th, 1901. On WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, February 13th and 14th, 1901. Sale of 56 Head of Cattle, 69 Sheep, 6 Horses, 1 Colt, 60 Tens of Clover Hay, Oat Straw, Potatoes, Mangolds, Turnips, Poultry, Dairy Vessels, Harness, Implements, and Household Furniture, at DUNHAM HALL FARM, DUNHAM HILL, seven minutes' walk from Dunham Station, and six miles from Chester. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE have received instructions from the Exors. of the late Mr. Gilbert Littler to SELL BY AUCTION the whole of the Live and Dead FARMING STOCK and EFFECTS on the above premises. Lunch, First Day, at 11 o'clock; Sale to com- mence at 12 o'clock prompt. t Sale, Second Day, will commence at 1 o'clock prompt. § Order of Sale—First Day Implements, harness,g produce, sheep, horses, cattle, and poultry. Second Day Dairy vessjls and household furniture. | On WEDNESDAY NEXT, at One o'clock. 1 MR. J. P. CARTER'S HOOTON STOCKjJ R. J. P. CAR HOOTON STOCKI .J.ries respectfully solicited. E Auction oSlcea 2, Newgate-street, Chester. | Freehold Property, Chester, and a Life Po icy. g1 TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, by MESSRS. CHALLINOR, ROWSON ANDL ?L CHALLINOR, at the Blossom* H?el,? Chester, on SATURDAY, February 9th (not 2nd, i as previously advertised), 1901, at 3 p.m., saojectj to conditions,— a LOT 1.—A11 those Two Valuable FREEHOLD? SHOPS, No?. 5J and 53A, in Frodsham-street, in the City of Chester, with the Workroom at the] back of No. 53, and the DWELLING-HOUSE over, S and the Cellar under both Shops, and the Yard at? the rear. j £ The shop and Workroom No. 53 are occupied by Mr. Thomas Hutchinson. g The Shop and DweIIing-houae, No. 53A, with the cellar and yard, are let to Mr. Sydney Jones.? as yearly tenant. The Dwelling-house con- tains sitting-room, five bedrooms, box room, kitchen, scullery and w. c. a LOT 2.-A POLICY OF ASSURANCE effected in the year 1898 in the Scottish Equitable Life Assurance Society, at the semi-annual premium of j £2 4s. 10d., for £200, payable at the death of a person over 34 years of age. For further particulars apply to the AUCTION- fi ERRS, St. Werburgh-street, Chester; or to MESSRS. DICKSON, BARNES & DICKSON Solicitors, Chester. FI ASTO N & SON, CITY AUCTION BOOMS, 14, WATERGATE STREET, CHESTER. These Rooms are always open to receive FURNITURE and other GOODS for SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION. Terms moderate. Prompt settlement. Bales conducted in town or country. S. ASTON & SON, Auctioneers, Ac., Regent-street, Wrexham; Watergate-street, Chester. SALE FIXTURE. Tues., Feb. 5 Furniture, Ac.. Entries invited TUESDAY, February 5th, 1901. CITY AUCTION ROOMS. MESSRS. ASTON & SON will SELL BY ilf ? AUCTION, at the above rooms, a large quantity of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, &c. (removed for convenience of sale), comprising :— Suite in leather, 6 Spanish mahogany chairs with loose seats, painted cheat of drawers, easy chairs in leather, kitchen chairs, bedroom chairs, rocking chairs, couch in leather, round mahogany table, scullery tables, brass and iron bedsteads, flock beds, wool mattresses, straw palliasses, mirror in gilt frame 40 by 30). mahogany dressing glass, lady's dressing case, lire brasses, kitchen fenders. coal vases, sheets, blankets, hearthrugs, kitchen dresser, wH.1n.nt cabinet, 2 mail carts, squa.re carpet, together with quantity of cutlery and ornaments, and the usual kitchen effects. i Sale to commence at 1.30. 9 SALES BY AUCTION. THIS DAY (FRIDAY) at 1.30. MESSES. CUNNAH & ROBERTS will SELL r BY AUCTION the FARMING STOCK and EFFECTS at WHITBY FARM, half-a-mile from Ellesmere Port Station. On TUESDAY NEXT, at Eleven o'clock, at the SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MESSES, CUNAH & ROBERTS will hold their usual WEEKLY SALE of FAT and STORE CATi'LE, Sheep, Pigs and CALVES. Entries are respectfully solicited. On WEDNESDAY NAXT, at One o'clock. MESSES, CUNNAH & ROBERTS will hold .l' their usual WEEKLY SALE of FAT and STORE CATTLE, Sheep, Pigs and CALVES at HOOTON SMI THFIELD, entries for which are respectfully solicited. On WEDNESDAY, February 6th, at TATTENHALL ROAD AUCTION MART. ESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS will hold I a SALE of Fat and Store CATTLE, SHP. PIGS, and CALVES. Entries respectfully solicited. Sale to commence at One o'clock prompt. On THURSDAY NEXT, February 7th, 1901. AT THE SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS will SELL HJL BY AUCTION, without reserve, a large quantity of English-grown NURSERY STOCK, including 5,000 strong quicks, 1,000 oval leaf privet, gooseberry, black currant, pear, plum, and cherry trees lime trees, shrubs, evergreens, and ornamental plants and trees. Sale at half-past Eleven prompt. RHYL, NORTH WALES; AND CITY OF CHESTER. Two Valuable Freehold Residential Properties. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS, at the l, Blossoms Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, the 16th day of February, 1901, at Three o'clock punctually, subject to conditions, and in the following lots :— LOT 1.—The Valuable Freehold RESIDENCE, known as KKNMOKE," Russell-road (East), Rhyl, now in the occupation of Mr. H. A. Steer, con- taining in the whole 2,055 square yards, and having a frontage of 89! feet to Russell-road. Also the adjoining Piece of Valuable BUILDING LAND, containing 977 square yards, with the stables, coach-house and shippon erected thereon. Early possession can be had if desired. LOT 2.-All that Freehold Detached MESSUAGE or DWELLING-HOUSE, standing in its own grounds, with the gardens and premises thereto belonging, known as "STONE VILLA," Cheyney- roa.d, situate at the junction of cheyney-road and Garden-lane, in the City of Chester, coutaining in the whole 1,113 square yards or thereabouts. The House contains large entrance hall, dining and drawing rooms, breakfast room, kitchen, pantry, five large bedrooms, bath-room, hot and cold water, two w.c's, good cellar, conservatory, wash-house, Ac., and extensive garden back and front. Vacant possession can be had on completion. For further particulars and orders to view, apply to the AUCTIONEERS, Grosvenor Buildings, Chester: or to MR. E. BRASSEY, Solicitor, 9, St. John-street, Chester. Sale of Valuable Freehold RESIDENCE at SEA- LAND, and BUILDING LAND at SEALAND- ROAD, CH¿nER. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS will SE L .l' BY AUCTION at the Blossoms ?ot i, Chester, on SATURDAY, the 16th day of February, 1901, at Three p.m. punctually, in the following lots, and subject to conditions to be then pro- duced— LOT 1.—The Freehold RESIDENCE, known as "'sealand House," together with large orchard and garden and six valuable fields, now used as market garden and pasture land, containing in the whole 34 acres, 2 roods, 33 perches or thereabouts. The House is commodious and well built, is approached by a lodge and carriage drive, and contains three entertaining rooms, butler's pantry, kitchen, back kitchen, dairy, cellar, wine cellar, two larders, 10 bedrooms, bath room, linen room, wash-house, coal-house, boiler-house with room above, and the out. buildings comprise three-stall stable, loose- box, coach-house, saddle room, shippon for eight cows, barn and poultry house, and cottage in yard. This lot has frontages of about 1,099 feet to Jjumper's Lane and the River Dee Cop, and forms very valuable Building Sites the whole standing in a ring fence. LOT 2.—A very Desirable Freehold BUILDING SITE, having frontages of 79 feet and 74 feet to Sealand-road, and also of 108 feet and 97 feet to an intended new street between Sealand-road and Whipcord-lane, and containing 895 square yards or thereabouts. For further particulars and orders to view, apply to the AUCTIONEERS, Grosvenor Buildings, Chester; or to MESSRS. COLLINS, ROBINSON & DRIFFIELD, Solicitors, 34, Castle-street, Liverpool. By Order of the Trustees for the Debenture Holders. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION BY MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS at the .ULL Blossoms Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, the 16th day of February, 1901, at Three o'olock in the afternoon, subject to conditions of Sale to be then and there produced— ihe PEN-Y-BRYN LEAD MINE and SETT, situate in the Parish of Halkyn in the County of Flint, with the Winding ngine, Dressing Plant, and other Machinery belonging thereto. The Pen-y-Bryn Sett extends under lands in the Parish of Haltsya, which contain by computation 102 acres. The Blende and Calamine under 85 acres will be included in the sale. The Mine is leasehold for 21 years from the 29th September, 1896. The Mine is of a very promising character, and is well equipped, and the Machinery is in going order. The Property will be offered subject to the Lessees' covenants and conditions, and to the royalties, rents, and rights reserved to the Lessors. The Mine may be inspected on application to Capt. Harper, Pant-y-go, Halkyn. Further particulars may be obtained from the AUCTIONEEKS, Grosvenor Buildings, Chester; or from the undernamed, at whose offices the con- ditions of sale may be inspected seven days prior the sale, and where a plan of the property may seen, SHUTTLE WORTH & DALLAS, Solicitors, 1, Chapel-street, Preston. On MONDAY, February 18th, 1901. Preliminary Notice of Important Sale of the whole of the Live and Dead FARMING STOCK, at STONE HOUSE FARM, MOULDSWORTH. M/r ESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS are XfJL favoured with instructions from the Exors. of the late Mr. Samuel Wright to conduct the above Sale. On FRIDAY, February 22nd, 1901. At OLIVER HOUSE FARM, GREAT SUTTON. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS are 1, favoured with instructions from the Exors. of the late Mr. YVm. Manifold to SELL BY AUCTION the whole of the FARMING STOCK, Horses, Cattle, Dairy Utensils, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and EFFECTS. Highly Important and Extensive Sale of 2,000 Grand Cheviot WETHERS (half of which are prime fat), fat Cow, Five well-trained Sheep Dogs, 24 strong and useful team Horses, hand- some carriage Mare 16-3 hands, seven years, splendid mover; capital chesnut Gelding 15-3 hands, four years, quiet to ride and drive, would make a splendid brougham horse; light bay Pony rising 5 12-2 hands, very quiet (suitable for a lady) well-appointed double Brougham, com- fortable Phaeton, Traps and Shandries, 15 broad and narrow wheeled carts, three strong Lurries, valuable pair 8 h.p. single Cylinder PLOUGH- ING ENGINES, by Fowler," with all tackle 7 h.p. extra large and quite new PORTABLE ENGINE, by Marshall;" Threshing Box and Binder, by "Clayton"; Sawbench and Saws, Elevators, Weighing Machines, and the valuable collection of Agricultural Implements and Effects, appertaining to the extensive holding known as THE MA?SH. SEALAND, about one mile from Queensferry (L. & N.-W. Railway Co. and two miles from Saughall (Great Central) railway stations. I IIlT /TI R. T. S. ADAMS will SELL BY AUCTION JTM as above, on behalf of the Executors of the Hate Mr. J. Howard, on THURSDAY and FRIDAY, I [February 7th and 8th, 1901. Sale to commence at 10.30 each day. I Order of Sale. I FIRST DAY—Sheep, Cattle, Horses, Ac, ■ SECOND DAY—Carriages, Machinery, Carts, Ac. l Full details in Catalogues to be obtained from the AUCTIONEER and principal Hotels. S Special arrangements have been made with the Great Central Railway Company to stop their morning and evening trains at the Golf Stations. Estate Offices and Sale-rooms: Chester-street, Mold. 500 HORSES. £27 PRIZES. CREWE HORSE REPOSITORY. Opening Sales for 1901. HENRY MANLEY & SONS LIMITED. DATES AS FOLLOWS :— LIGHT HORSES, THURSDAY, February 14th. HEAVY HORSES, FRIDAY, February 15th. Entries close per next Monday night's post. These are the largest sales in England, over 6,500 horses being offered during 1900. The record hackney sale of the past year was held in this Repository in October last, the best prices realised (all bona. fide sales) including :—Match Pairs, Single Harness Horses. 210gs. Hunters, 150gs.; 14-hand Cobs, 200gs.; 13-hand Ponies, 150gs; Shire Geldings, 121gs.; while 112 have averaged over JE70 each. The best buyers in Great Britain attend these Sales, Crewe being readily accessible from nearly all parts of the kingdom on the morning of Sale. Prize Lists and Entry Forms on application. Telephone 204. T. H. BANKS, FURNITURE REMOVER (BOAD OR BAIL) AND GENERAL CARTER. COAL AND GRAVEL MERCHANT. Depot for Hilton, Anderson, Brooks & Co.'s LONDON PORTLAND CEMENT (Ingram and Jlarke, Agents). H Office 5, ST. WERBURGH'S MOUNT, CHESTER. 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(Closed all day on SATURDAY, Feb. 2nd, being a day of National Mourning.) MANTLES and JACKETS REDUCED from 4! Guineas to 10/6 QUITE RECENT MODELS in MILLINERY 12/6 CORSETS REDUCED from 12/6 to 2/6 BROCHE SILK ROBES „ „ 5 Gs. to 52,6 BLACK & COLOURED DRESS LENGTHS „ 3H Gs. to 21/- LADIES' COMBINATIONS 5/- BRUSSELS CARPETS, Reduced from 4/- per yd. to 2/8 per yd. CRETONNES. to 6d. The Quantity of the above is limited, but there are many REMNANTS, etc., Marked at VERY LOW PRICES. REDUCED PRICES ACCEPTED TO CLEAR ANY SOFT GOODS DURING THE WEEK. A. RICHARDSON'S CHESTER MODEL IRON PIANOS ARE THE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY. THEY STAND LIKE A ROCK. NO FICTITIOUS OR SOLICITED TESTIMONIALS, BUT THE BEST AND MOST RELIABLE LOCAL REFERENCES GIVEN 21 GUINEAS CASH. Three Years' System, 15s. 2d. per Month. A. RICHARDSON'S POPULAR IRON PIANO, 14 GUINEAS CASH. Three Years' System, 10s. 6d. per Month. A. RICHARDSON'S POPULAR AMERICAN ORGAN HIGH MIRROR TOP, TWO KNEE SWELLS, 12 STOPS. 12 GUINEAS CASH. Three Years' System, 9s. 4d. per Month. INSTRUMENTS BY ALL THE HIGH CLASS MAKERS. SOLE AGENCIES: STEIITWAY, BECHSTEIN, BLUTHNEB, KAPS, WALDEMAR. A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF HIGH-CLASS SECOND-HANDS AT VERY LOW PRICES. A. RICHARDSON, 43, BRIDGE STREET ROW, CHESTER; AND BANK BUILDINGS, REGENT STREET, WREXHAM. TERMS: CASH ONLY. STOCK-TAKING SALE, THIS DAY & UNTIL FEB. 23. GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES. PIONEER'?E?'' AT THE PI t1 FURS:E,ING 9 TO 19, BOLD STREET, LIVERPOOL. SEND FOR SALE CATALOGUE THE INFORMATION IT CONTAINS WILL INTERES1 YOU. TO BE SOLD. I'" r. I' -r- FOR SALE, a good lot of Ladies' and Gents' Second-hand MACHINES to be sold cheap. —38, Bridge-street, Chester. EST ENGLISH PEAT MOBS. Four tons delivered any station.-ERRINGTON, George- street, Chester. 8544 FOR SALE, several HORSRS; can be seen any JE morning before 11 o'clock.—Apply TRAM- WAYS COMPANY, Chester. 8795 m? BE SOLD, a good COAL BUSINESS, doing T55 tons per month. Further particulars on application between 10 30 a.m. and 3 p.m.—JOHN PLLXZR, Church-straet, Frodsham. CONFECTIONERY and RESTAURANT J BUSINESS for DISPOSAL. Splendid position. Satisfactory reasons for leaving.-Apply A. S. DUTTON, 69, Foregate-street. ao/u PERAMBULATORS AND MAIL CARTS.- J[. Several left over from last season to be sold cheap.—J. E. NEWMAN, Ironmonger, 12, Bridge- street, Chester. FOR SALE. Four VICTORIA PHOTONS in Fgood condition, with or without indiarubber tyres. Also numerous New and Second hand CARRIAGES-Apply JAMES DUTTON & SON, Cathedral Carriage Wor k s, Chester. 8787 EATON & CO'S. SALE of Men's and Boys' EClothing and Outfitting, Hats, Caps, etc., will commence to-day. Norfolk Suits (3 garments) for Boys 7 to 12 years of age at 4/11; Boys Sailor Suits from 1/11, in Black, Navy, and Tweeds.— 26 and 28, Brook-street, Chester. OR SALE, handsome DONKEY LUGGAGE f CART and HARNESS, zElO; also beautiful pure-bred black, wavy-cojtted Retriever Dog, about 18 months old, good tempered; a capital watch dog and companion, < £ 2.—Apply WAVERTON RECTORY, Chester. 8805 TO BE SOLD, a good, genuine MASON and JL QUARRY BUSINESS. Over 20,000 cubic feet of good sound stone (Sandstone) ready cleared to go at.-Further particulars on application between 10.30 a.m. and 3 p.m.—JOHN PALMER. Church-street, Frodsham. BUILDING LAND.-TO BE SOLD by Private' BTresty, a very eligible piece of Building Land, containing about 1,118 square yards, situate at Cambrian-view, and having an extensive t frontage to Saughall-road and Granville-road.—j For particulars apply to Messrs. LOCK WOOD ara SONS, Architects, or to Messrs. SHARPS, DAVISON and SHARPE, Solicitors, all of Chester. O PAINTERS, DECORATORS, SLATERS TAND PLASTERERS. TO BE SOLD,; GOODWILL AND STOCK-IN-TRADE of a very4 Old Established and well-known Business of above, carried on in Chester and neighbourhood, and; presenting an unusually good opening for young and enterprising man. Purchase money approximately JE200. Immediate possession.— Apply to G. H. BROWN, 24, Newgate-street, Chester. Established 1832. OART and LURRY TARPAULINS, LONG and LOIN CLOTHS or Horses, L JOAL and CORN SACKS, equal in price and quality to any in the kingdom. Ladders, Blocks Pulleys, Rope of all sizes. Tents suitable for all purposes, Decorations if required. Prompt atten- tion to enquiries either for sale or hire of above.- Apply DAVIES & SONS, Crane-street, Victoria. road, and 4, Coal Exchange. Chester. BRICKS. GOOD wire-cut BUILDING BRICKS Gdelivered into Trucks at CONN AH'S QUAY W. M. and C. Q. Ry., or QUEEN'S FERRY L. N.-W. By. Prices and Terms on Application. SHOTTON BRICK WORKS, SHOTTON, FLINT. 8783 GALVANISED 0ORRUGATED IRON ROOFING, 1,000 TONS ALWAYS IN STOCK. i 6 Feet long x 2 Feet wide = 7 Sheets per Cwt. § 7 "x" f« — 6 S 8 „ it x « = 5 12/- PER CWT. NETT ON RAILS. & BURNELL & CO., LTD., 11 IRONWORKS, ELLESMERE PORT, CHESHIRE. I MISCELLANEOUS. I r.r-r-f" MCURNING at Half-price for Men and Boys. I l o to EATON'S Great SALE, 26 and 28, brook-ireet, Chester. STRNG CARTS and LURRIES, with good ks Slets, for REMOVING FURNITURE, at low rati.-Apply ENGINE HOUSE, Boughton. 8654 AOantity of Old RAILWAY SLEEPERS, in A bod condition, to be had cheap.-Apply ERNES] GRIFFITH, Coal, Coke, and Lime Mer- chant, Coal Exchange, Chester. IF Yo want any SEED POTATOES, Garden S<ds, Flower Seeds, Seed Wheat, Oats, Barley, furnip and Mangel Seeds, Clover and Grasse&?otoEBRiNGTON, George-street, Chester. R s? o t -qlp ￼ ?ULTRY ￼ SHELLS, I'T&ULTRY KEEPERS.—Oyster SHELLS, -L r<dy ground, may be had at the Grosvenor Oyster u, 42, Eastgate street, Chester. Price on applation. 8601 ?PABGRAVEL? c for garden walks. Buxton ? an Welsh LIME, for Building, Plastering, &0.—BBT. W. KILLON, Al, Coal Exchange, Chester Telephone 70. 8803 ioiECOD-HAND CLOTHING & FURNITURE¡. ?? BCrGHi AND SOLD, by Miss P&ESTON, v|14, Watgate-street Row. Ladies waited upon at Htheir ow residences. 8687 ? TOIC?BDSON. TAHOR. — GENTLEMEN'S C.)THING CLEANED, Altered, Repaired, ^Turned.>WN Materials Made-up.—RICHARDSON'S, ?35, Gronor-street. Wonderful Trousers made .?toMeas%. 6/11. 3790 I: 'WRJGING MACHINES, new and second? ? Vv nd. Rollers Turned Up. All kinds of Repairs) ManglOg.-HASELDEN, Wood Turner '¡ and M?le Roller Maker, Delamere-street, Chester. 8804 J?rAG?_ _lFICENT CYCLE RIDING SCHOOL. ?Lm- *ASE note our School is Open all the year round fopupila. Particulars and reasonable terms olkpplication.-A. WENTWORTH, Central Cycle WCTA and Riding School, Cow-lane Bridge, Chester. SEED :)TATOES.- Sutton's Regent, Myatts, Snolrops, Up-to-dates, Giants, British Queens, cottish Triumph, Magnums, Bruce, gMaincrop Langworthy, Sutton's Abundance, |.Farmers'Hory.—EBBINGTON, Seed Salesman, George-stet, Chester. 8700 iri AO BI^OLD, Ladies' Handsome Black Alpaca X andjAshmere DRESS LENGTHS, smart designs, <1, carriage paid. Velvet, Cashmeres, S Poplins, ns, Cords, Armures in the new color- ings, art Id pastel shades. Black materials a speciality Spring patterns post free.—BRADFORD IpBKSS WJKHOPSE, Shipley, Bradford. 8797 RAT IISON.-Amongst the many prepara- W-LLS TO01 now offered for the Destruction of Rats. MieMoles, etc., Sanford's original "Found Dead" spialities are admitted by users to be the best, and -o ahead of all competitors.-In boxes, 11/2, 2h a. 3/ post free. SANFORD & SON, Sandy. gi by Chemists. 8194 MANURE. I BLOO, BONE AND MEAT. S,3 10/- PER TON. £ 3 10s. Pelon net cash in November for 4-ton lots. R3 0s. II,, „ „ 14 days to „ „ Deliver free within 50 miles at nearest Away station, in 4-ton lots. JpORTANT FACTS. This Mare is one of the best in the market, and Faxmo will do well to bear in mind that by using this INURE they are giving back to the land what originy came from it. Last YEARJ were obliged to stop our Agents from booking ors, very early, and we had to refuse many owinto the extraordinary success of the manure theason before, and last season was even a greater STBSS. Intending customers therefore 1 will do well obtain their supplies early, in order I to prevent Appointment. Ask yourighbour what the results have been. FL We manuiture one Manure only. ONE QLLITY, ONE SORT, ONE PRICE. I We are t largest manufacturers of this par- ■I ticular Man) in this country. ',R. W. CNELL, Junr., & CO., Ltd. |I JNUBE MANUFACTURERS, j 10, SOUa CASTLE-ST., LIVERPOOL. 1 'TetegT?phic?dreaa: Telephone 0751 ? "Phospte," Liverpool. | District ?ent—MR. JOHN ARNOLD 1 CHBESS^ACTOB, FARNDON, CHESHIRE. r LOST. LosT, on Tuesday morning, between Park- I street, Newgate-street, and Convent, a small SILVER WATCH. J. Wooley, maker.—Reward on returning to MRS. STORRAR, Newgate-street. PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS L OF THE FOLLOWING CLASSES :— HOUSES TO BE LET APARTMENTS WANTED, HOUSES WANTED. APARTMENTS TO BE LET, SITUATIONS WANTED, MISCELLANEOUS WANTS, SITUATIONS VACANT, LOST OB FOUND, ARTICLES TO BE SOLD, BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. are now inserted in The Cheshire Observer at the following rates Not Exceeding Twenty Words- ONE INSERTION 1/- Two INSERTIONS 1/6 THREE INSERTIONS. 2/- Not Exceeding Thirty-Five Words— ONE INSERTION 1/6 Two INSERTIONS 2/6 THREE INSERTIONS 3/- WANTED. WANTED, for Grosvenor Club, Chester, Wv smart young WAITEF.Apply STEWARD GROCERY and Provision Trade.—WANTED, GYOUTH to learn the Trade.—R. KNOWLES, 61, Bridge-street. W ANTED, a Gentleman as PAYING GUEST, VV to live with Family. (No children).— Address P 52, Observer Office. 8798 W. ANTED, a YOUNG MAN, about 17 years, T V with some experience of the Clothing and Outfitting.—BRADLE YS, Foregate-street. WANTED, BARMAN, must be thoroughly T V experienced single. — Apply personally THE GEORGE, Black Diamond-street, Chester. LADY, residing in healthy resort of Cheshire, J desires Lady to share in household expenses, rent £ 20; servant kept.—B 36, Observer Office. DRAPERY.—WANTED at once a respectable well-educated YOUTH as Apprentice.— Apply H. JEFFERSON, Bridge-street, Chester. TAMPS.-Advertiser wishes to BUY for cash KJ either loose or collections of English and Foreign STAMPS.—E 59, Observer Office, Chester CHEERS & HOPLEY, Chemists, have a vacancy J for a well-educated Youth as APPRENTICE (out-door). 8658 LADY residing at Parkgate REQUIRES a -L LADY HELP, must be domesticated with good references.—Address E. S., Observer Office. OESPECTABLE BOY WANTED to Clean JL\> Boots, Windows, 4c.-20, Curzon Park, iihoster. 8802 l')OOK seeks SITUATION, experienced, good N- character, temporary preferred.—Address A., 10, Crane Bank, Chester. 8814 "klSENGAGED, several Country GIRLS, j| LM strong (ages 15), wanting situations as Nurse- maids or Helps. £ 6.—CARTWRIGBT, ".Reliable," Johnstown, Ruabon. 8799 YOUNG Gentleman KEQUiREiS Furnished JL SITTING-ROOM & BEDROOM in Chester. Moderate terms. Bathroom desired.—Address 11 29, Observer Office. 8800 WANTED, a good strong BUY, of about 14, w w to clean boots, knives, &c.; all meals found.-Apply to Mrs. C. P. DOUGLAS, St. Martin's House, Chester. 8811 JOSEPH BECKETi" & CO. have a vacancy for a YOUNG LADY as APtRENUCE in their taiicy Needlework Department. Eastgate-row, Chester. ?1 RASS?FARM.—WANTED, by a responsible Gman, good GRASS FARM, 60 to 130 acres, wittiin five miles of Chester Ctoss. Address Grass," office of this paper. 8647 WANTED, SIT UATION as General SERVANT, age 21; 18 months good character Chester preferred.—Apply Miss FOOTE, Steepleton Manor, Dorchester. 8675 PPRENTICE to the PRINTING TRADE, Aabout 14 years of age. Must have had good education. Apply personally Observer Office, Chester. WANTED, HOUSE with two sitting, three VV bedrooms, bath (h. & c.), about one mile from General Station.—1, South Avenue, Ermine- road. 8747 WANTED, HANDY MAN, not under 22, to W make himself generally uselul. No ploughing little milking. Good wages. G. WILLIAMSON, Mollington Brewery. 8752 HANDBRIDGE ST. MARY'S GIRL'S Jt.1 SCHOOL, CHESTER. ASSISTANT i RICHER, qualified under Art. 50. Apply, stating salaries, with copies of testimonials, to J. P. GAMON, Solicitor, Chester. A LADY highly recommends a foreign resident ?jL GOVERN ESS of great experience. Teaches good music, thorough English; French and German acquired abroad. Highest testimonials.— Address FRAULKIN, Pontfadog Rectory, iiuabon. MAIL CARTS FOR THE MTI.T.TON. w. »« now snowing a grand assortment of MAIL CARTS, Perambulators and Bassinettei3 for the forthcoming season. From 30 to 40 different patterns to select from at extremely low figures. An inspection cordially invited before you pur- chase elsewhere. Repairs of all kinds. Mail Carts and Bath Chairs for hire.—A. WENTWORTH, Cow-lane Bridge, Chester. POSTS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE -P (MALE AND FEMALE) SECURED Bit OPEN COMPETITION. CLERKSHIPS in LIVERPOOL POST OFFICE (Age 15 to 18). CLERKSHIPS in WAR OFFICE, BOARD of TRADE, &c. (Age 17 to 20). ASSISTANTSHIPS of CUsTOMS (Age 18 to 21) I ASSlSTANTSHIPS of EXCISE (Age 19 to 22). j Permanent Employment. Promotion by Merit. l The most obscure louth may by his Ability rise to | the Highest Post in the Service. Candidates are successfully prepared for the S Examinations by Correspondence as well as in the Special Day and Evening Classes. H The SECRETARY of BKEitRY'S COLLEGE, 5, BOLD STREET, LIVERPOOL, will, on application, send Civil Service Guide free. ■ TO BE LET. | I W ILL I A M E. BROWN LAND AND ESTATE AGENT. SURVEYOR, & VALUER 39, PEPPER STREET, CHESTER TO BE LET:- 82, Tarvin-road. Rent X26. 40, Bridge-street Row (West). R27. 7, Hamilton-street, kioole. X28. 31, Chichester-street. X25. 11, King-street. £ 35. Several offices, 84, Northgate-street. Mara Villa, Dee Banks; two sitting and four HB bedrooms, garden and stable. 27, Garden-lane, House and Shop. Rent X19. fl Union Hall, Foregate-street, Rooms for Storage Sfl md Workshops, &c. TO BE SOLD:- Valuable Building Land at fcloole, and Dwell- ing-houses in various parts of the city. JOHN ROGERS, ACCOUNTANT, HOUSE, ESTATE, & INSURANCE AGENT. 84, NORTHGATE-ST., CHESTER. TO BE LET: Rent. 11, Lome-street, South three entertain- ing, six bedrooms, bath, &c. 8, Lumley-road (off Liverpool-road) £30 Chichester-street (Furnished) House and Shop, Garden-lane £ 25 10, Lorne-street, South; two entertain- ing, four bedrooms, bath, &c. Recently decorated. Key at No. 12. 3, Pearl Villas, Pearl-lane, Tarvin-road.. 6f6pr. wk. Office, 84, Northgate-street (now Church of England Temperance Society) £ 12 Central Office, The Bars 4, Ash Grove, Wrexham-road; two enter- taining, five bedrooms, bath, stable, garden (to be Let or Sold; key at No. 6) 26, Middle Crane-street. Tarvin-road, Chester £18 Christleton-road, Chester £ 20 APARTMENTS TO LET, comfortable sitting- L13L room, with one or two bedrooms; bath, h. and c. two minutes from station. Terms moderate; good locality. Mrs. YORK, 13, Halkyn-road, Chester. 8668 ITCHENER TERRACE, Hoole lane. JLIL Parlour, kitchen, back kitchen, four bed- rooms, bath, hot and cold water. Rent 7s. 6d. weekly. Apply E. NOEL HUMPHRETS, Old Bank Buildings, Eastgate, Chester. 8713 IFUO BE LET, TH^ Fully-Licensed INN, caUed ?. The Old Woolpack," situated in Northgate- street, Chester, and close to the Market.-For particulars apply, between 3 and 6 p.m., to "PLEVNA," Hoole-road, Chester. ?T0 BE LET, desirable HOUSE, in Raymond- T street, most pleasantly situated overlooking the Welsh Hills. In excellent order. Immediate Sossession.—For particulars apply to WAKEFIELD, JACKSON & DODD, Accountants, 16, Corn Exchange Chambers, Chester. TO LET in March, Dyreham," Wrexham-road. SEMI. DETACHED VILLA, containing large hall, 2 entertaining and 5 bedrooms, bath, w.c., and other offices, good garden back and front, stabling for two horses, coach-house .-Apply W. C. WRIGHT, Hosier. Bridge-street Row. To BE LET, High. class BUSINESS JL PREMISES, situate in Bridge-street Row, close to the Cross. Possession on Lady Day. For rent and particulars apply to Messrs. WAKEFIELD, JACKSON and DODD, Accountants, 16, Corn Exchange Chambers, Chester. TARVIN SANDS.-A Country HOUSE, beauti. JL fully situated, 5? miles from Chester; entrance hall, two reception rooms, four bed- rooms, two kitchens, larder, good cellar, yard, and out-offices. Rent £25. Apply ARTHUR DUTTON, Mount Pleasant, Tarvin Sands. 8742 H O BE LET, "STONE VILLA," JL Cheyney road, Chester, containing three W entertaining-rooms, five bedrooms, kitchen, hot and cold water, w.c., wash-house, greenhouse large garden. Rent £ 40.—Apply F. TURNER, Solicitor, 9, St. John-street, Chester. RJ| .r:d. :o:>?,: :< :(:i:i;> -:<i4: ::< -c >: TO BE LET. s HOUSES TO LET. LAMONT & QON, UPHOLSTERERS, FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS. LIST SENT ON APPLICATION. SHOW ROOMS: EASTGATE STREET. WAREHOUSE FOR STORING: FOREST HOUSE (in separate rooms'. SUPERIOR APARTMENTS, TO LET, No. 7, Chichester-street. No children. 8746 HOUSE, TO LET, 33, Louise-atreet, Garden Lane. 7s. 6d. per week.—Apply CLABK, Cutler, Bridge-street. 8807 TO BE LET, Royal Oak Hotel, Flint.—Apply JL CHESTER NORTHGATE BREWERY CO. LTD., Chester. TO LET, good spacious OFFICES, Eastgate- JL street; immediate possession. Apply GEORGE DAY & CO. TO LET, NORTHGATE LODGE," 5, Upper TNorthgate-street. Possession in March.— Apply as above. 1 8796 ADVERTISING SPACES IN PROMINENT ?OL position TO LET.—Apply A. WENTWORTH, Cow-lane Bridge, Chester. TO BE LET, 20, Handbridge, a Lock-up SHOP, JL with store-room behmd.-Apply J. OLD- IRLD, 11, Upper Northgate-street, Cheater. 8658 TO LET, in Hoole, HOUSE, with bath, hot and Tcold water. 7s. per week clear.—Apply 82, Brook-street, Chester. 8e65 TO BE LET, HOUSE and large SHOP, 69A., TBrook-street, Chester; recently erected.— Apply to Messrs. GAMON, FARMER & Co., Solicitors, Chester. 8753 SUPERIOR APARTMENTS, TO LET front o sitting and one or two bedrooms; every con- venience splendid situation.—Address J 52, Observer Office. 8748 J H E. I ii. J. & H. L LIS, PLAIN AND DECORATIVE HOUSE PAINTERS, CHURCH DECORATORS, GILDERS, SIGN WRITERS, PAPERHANGERS. OFFICE :— 60, FOREGATE STREET, CHESTER. ESTABLISHED 1859. DRIED FISH. FINEST KIPPERS. HAM CURED HERRINGS AND SCOTCH HADDOCK JOHN LITTLE & GONFC NOTICE. ARSENIC IN BEER. THE ALBION BREWERY CO., LIMITED, WIGAN, Have received the following Report and Certificate from the Public Analyst of the Boroughs of Wigan and Southport, whom they instructed to visit their Brewery to take samples of all Ales, Stouts and Brewing Materials. I visited the Brewery of the Albion Brewery Company on November 27th, and took myself samples of Beer and Stout from stock in the cellars and from the brews in process of manu- facture, also ingredients used in the same. I Hereby Certify that all the samples were FREE FROM ARSENIC OR ANY OTHER DELE- TERIOUS MINERAL INGREDIENT. WM. JAS. ORSMAN, Public Analyst for Wigan and Southport. Gathurst, December 6th, 1900." NOTICE. JOSEPH ORME, SLATER AND PLASTERER, Has REMOVED his Residence from 2, King- street, to his Business Premises, SPA VILLA, CANAL STREET. THE NEW CENTURY CALLS FOB New ideas and new methods. The old- fashioned methods are now out of date. To nothing more forcibly does this apply than to your printing. ATTRACTIVE PRINTING Is just as essential to a business man as a desk or counter; and it is one of the best of advertisements. A shoddy sheet of notepaper or a shoddy bill head is one of the worst of advertisements. COMMENCE THE NEW CENTURY With smart up-to-date printing, up-to- 1 date type, up-to-date style These you I will get at reasonable prices, and quickly 9 too, at the M OBSERVER OFFICE, THE CROSS, CHESTER. I D EAL OLD SILKSTONE COAL. -*— BROWN ASH, HOT, CLEAN, DURABLE. I BENJAMIN JONES, I COAL AND COKE MERCHANT, M NORTHGATE STATION, CHESTER. I Prices on application. No canvassers. 8139 TELEPHONE 222. -I SPECTACLES & EYEGLASSES, FIELD AND OPERA GLASSES. BAROMETERS AND THERMOMETERS. WALKING STICKS. UMBRELLAS & SUNSHADES. J. D. SIDDALL. OPTICIAN TO THE INFIRMABY THE CROSS, CHESTER. REPAIRS OF ALL KINDS. Umbrellas and Sunshades Re-covered in all newest colours. LANTERNS & SLIDES ON SALE OR HIRE. Oxygen and Coal Gas in Cylinders. PRESCRIPTIONS PERSONALLY DISPENSED ANY TIME OF THE DAY OR NIGHT. DARK ROOM. FREE USE TO AMATBUR PHOTOGRAPHERS. CASH STORE PRICES FOR CASH. G ￼ ￼ "EMLQ'?T' G.H. Moss 68, BROOK STREET J ROBERT JIILL, PAINTER, PAPERHANGER, AND GENERAL HOUSE DECORATOR, 28, EGERTON STREET, CHESTER. A POST CARD ENSURES PROMPT ATTENTION. JOKSING WORK PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. PH <E N IX FIRE OFFICE, JL 19, LOMBARD STREET, AND 5 7, CHARING CROSS, LONDON. ESTABLISHED 1782. LOWEST CURRENT RATES. LIBERAL AND PROMPT SETTLEMENTS. ASSURED FREE OF ALL LIABILITY. ELECTRIC LIGHTING RULES SUPPLIEB. AGENTS AT CHESTEB MESSRS. BROWN & DOBIE, Solicitors. MR. WM. HENRY CHURTON, Solicitor. MR. J. M. NICHOLSON, Solicitor, Cathedral J§| Chambers. PUBLIC NOTICES. RAFFLE for PONY at Quarry Cottage,, Waverton. Winning number, 511. 8794 TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CHESTER QO OPERATIVE SOCIETY, LTD. The EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE of the above Society are prepared to offer a First Prize of £1 1/- and a Second Prize of 10/6, to Members only, for the best ESSAY on "The best method of Educating the Members in the Principles of Co-operation. Essays to be sent in by March 1st, 1901, under son-de-plume, to SECRETARY, Educational Com- mittee, 9, Black Diamond-street. COUNTY OF CHESTER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at the Meeting of the County Council for the County of Chester, to be held at CHESTER CASTLE, on THURSDAY, the 14th day of February next, at 12 o'clock noon, the Council will consider the following BILLS in Parliament affect- ing the interests of the County of Chester; and determine as to the propriety of opposing such Bills, or either of them, and charging the expenses in relation to such opposition to the County Fund' viz. CHESTER CORPORATION TRAMWAYS. CHESTER GAS. STALYBRIDGE, HYDE, MOSSLET AND DUKIN- FIELD TRAMWAYS AND ELECTRICITY BOARD. STOCKPORT CORPORATION WATER. By Order, REGINALD POTTS, Clerk to the Cheshire County Council. Chester, January 29th, 1901. EDUCATIONAL. MISS F. M. MEESON. Associate in Music of Trinity Collge, London, Silver and Bronze Medallist of the London Academy of Music, Senior Royal Academy of Music, is open to give LESSONS in the following subjects:- Piano, Theory, Harmony, Counterpoint, and Singing. Schools and Private Families attended. For Terms apply DALE'S Music Shop, 51, Bridge- street Row. Lessons in Harmony and Counterpoint by Correspondence. 8557 rrRINITY COLLEGE, LONDON. JL CHESTER CENTRE. Local Examinations in Music. Practical—in the week commencing 25th March; last day of entry, 25th February. Musical Knowledge—22nd June; last day, 22nd May. Forms of entry and all par- ticulars from the local secretary, Mr. W. B. BRIERLEY, Hilbre-road, West Kirby. SHIPPING. Orient LINE TO AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, TASMANIA, CALLING AT FBEMANTLE FOB THE WEST AUSTRALIAN GOLDFIELDS. I From LONDON & PLYMOUTH every Fortnight. Managers I GREEN & CO. Managers ^p^^ ANDERSON & CO. Head Offices: FENCHURCH AVENUE, LONDON For passage apply to the latter firm at 5, Fen- church Avenue, E.C., or at the West End Branch .,ffice, 16, Cockspur-street, S.W. 'IHE NESTON & PARKGATE HYGIENIC LAUNDRY & CLEANING JLL COMPANY, LIMITED. LAUNDRYMEN, DYERS & FRENCH CLEANERS. SHIRTS AND COLLARS A SPECIALITY. Special Prices quoted for Hotels, Restaurants, and Institutions. All classes of DYEING & FRENCH CLEANING done on the most improved principles. GENT'S AND LADIES' CLOTHS A SPECIALITY. Our Vans Collect and Deliver Frae in Birkenhead and District, West Kirby and Hovlake, Hooton and Brom- borough, Little Sutton, and Chester and District. PRICE LISTS SENT ON APPLICATION. WORKS: NESTON, CHESHIRE. RECEIVING OFFICE: Theatre Buildings, City Road, Chester. "MAYPOLE" TEA, BY MERIT CONTINUES TO INCREASE IN POPULARITY. THE VERY BEST ONLY IS. 6D. PER LB. WHY PAY MORE ?; RELIABLE BLENDS AT 1/4 AND 1/2 PER LB. NOTE THE ADDRESS- MAYPOLE DAIRY CO., LIMITED, 8, WATERGATE STREET^ CHESTER. BRANCHES EVERYWHERE.
I MEETING OF CHESHIRE TEACHERS. The ninth annual meeting of the Cheshire Dis- trict Union of the National Union of Teachers was held at the Manchester Y.M.C.A. on Saturday afternoon. Mr. A. J. Sidebotham (Micklehurst, Mos&ley) was elected president; Mr. S. Earlam (Chester) vice-president; Mr. J .Wood (Northwich) treasurer, and Mr. R. Lees (Ashton-under-Lyne) secretary. In his address the new President dealt with a variety of subjects. The superannuation scheme of 1898, he said, required great changes to make it what it ought to be. The age of retirement was too high, and the amount of pension too low. To-, women it was positively cruel. He contend wv years was far too old to expect efficient work from the majority of the teachers. After nearly 70 years of legislation they thought it possible to, evolve an ideal system of education. They possessed a good deal of solid material, but the good intentions of the past Government and the effects of past legislation had been nullified by the machinery which had to carry out that legislation. A diagnosis of our system revealed a preventible disease which the richest country in. the world, ought to be ashamed to. be afflicted with in, its educational policy. In conclusion, the president dealt with the question of religious educational difficulties, which he thought might easily be over- come. IM?rWT- A. Wilkinson (Knutsford proposed, and Mr. W. F. Knott seconded, "That, as the ex- perience of a considerable number of years has proved the existing educational arrangements to be in many respects inadequate, to lead to, waste- ful overlapping of effort, and to involve generally an inequitable incidence of pecuniary respoii- sibility on the various classes of the community, this meeting is strongly of opinion that the time has arrived when education, being of national importance, should be placed on a national basis, and the funds necessary for efficiency provided from national sources." The following resolution was also proposed and carried unanimously: "That as a reasonable se- curity of tenure is necessary to teachers in public elementary schools in order that the effectiveness of their work may not be impaired by avoidable anxiety with regard to twir future livelihood, and as the benefits under the compulsory superannua- tion scheme depends upon the length of recorded service, this meeting urges the Government to devise, and put into operation without delay, an effective measure for preventing unjust and capricious dismissals."
TIME TRIES ALL. For over 50 years Hewitt'a Boots have stood the teat of time, and are still unsurpassed and uzequalled. Abbey Gateway and next to Music Hall. VALUABLE .DISCOVERY FOB THE HAIR.-If your hair is turning grey or white or falling off use the MEXICAN HAIB. RENEWKB, for it will positively restore, in every case, grey or white fcair to its original colour. It makes the hair charmingly beautiful, aa well as promoting the growth. Price 3a. 6d. pes bottle.