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THE CHESTER ISOLATION HOSPITAL.—The Town Council will be called upon to-day (Wednes- day) to accept the tender of Mr. W. W. Freeman, for the erection of the proposed Isolation Hospital for 914,400, and also Messrs. Hughes and Lancaster's tender, to provide and fix an ejector chamber, Shone pneumatic ejectors, air receiver, air and sewage mains, &c., for £ 1,753 16s. Eight tenders were received for the Isolation Hospital, the highest being for £ 17,750. There were two tenders lower than Mr. Freeman's, namely, R,13,697 and £ 14,437. The Public Health Committee also recommended that it be arranged that Mr. A. E. Jones' appointment as clerk of the works at the Town Hall, embrace also the duties of clerk of the works at the Infectious Diseases' Hospital, at the salary (for both) of L3 10s. per week. DENBIGH JUSTICES AND THE SALE OF IN- TOXICANTS TO CHILDREN.-At the Denbigh Police Court on Friday, before Colonel Lloyd Williams and a full bench of magistrates, representatives appeared on behalf of the different churches of the town to memorialise the Bench in favour of taking stringent measures to prevent the sale of intoxicating drinks to children under the age of 13 years. The court was crowded.—The Magistrates' Clerk said he had received petitions through the post from the Rev. James Charles on behalf of the Swan-lane Independent Church, and from the Caledfryn Lodge of Good Templars, appeal- ing to the magistrates to do all they possibly could to prevent the sale of drink to children, by adopting similar measures to those taken by the magistrates and police authorities in Liver- pool, Manchester, Birkenhead, and other large English towns.' Petitions were also presented from all the other churches of the town, and the Church of England Temperance Society.—Mr. Thomas Gee, in supporting the petitioners, said they had, for many years, in the different churches been endeavouring to train the children in the principles of total abstinence; lectures were also delivered on the subject in the elementary schools under the auspices of the Band of Hope Union Temperance Society, and the Churches felt that a direct appeal should be made to the justices to use their power in the matter. He expressed a hope that the question would receive the attention of the Bench; and the petitioners felt perfectly satisfied that if the magistrates would use their influence to prevent young children from being allowed to go for drink for their parents at an early age they would do much to stem the tide of drunkenness that was now flowing over the land. (Applause.)—The Rev. David Jones, speaking on behalf of the Wesleyan Church, said he understood that the meaning of the memorialists was that the magistrates should adopt the best means possible to secure for the children of the town the protection they were entitled to, by enforcing the law of the country. (Applause.) The Chairman, addressing the petitioners, said: I am sure every right-minded person will feel sympathy with the object you have in view, and whatever we as magistrates can do, I am quite sure we shall endeavour to do it, in order to promote the object you have so ably placed before us. We are in full sympathy with you, and I can assure you that, in my opinion, it is the right move to make, because if we can get at the children and induce them to become total abstainers for a time by removing temptation out of their way, they will become total abstainers for the rest of their lives. (Hear, hear.)—The clerk was then ordered to obtain copies of the rules now in force in Liverpool and other towns with the view of their adoption. The deputation thanked the Bench for their courtesy, and withdrew. LOVE AND MELANCHOLY.—At Lancaster Police Court last week a printer's labourer, said to belong to Grasmere, was brought up on a charge of being drunk and disorderly. He pleaded that he was not drunk but insane, and the magistrates committed him to the Castle for a week in order that his mental state might be inquired into. The youth was again placed before the justices on Monday, when the medical superintendent of the gaol certified that the prisoner was a love-sick swain-madly in love —suffering from melancholia owing to his in- ability to earn sufficient money to annex the object of his affections.' The Chairman remarked, in a laughing tone, that the sooner the prisoner went about his business the better, and discharged him.

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