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sE t) is 111 "N" ett> s Many happy returns to Prince Adolphus of Teck, who on Friday celebrated his birthday. Mr. W. Baldwin Yates has been appointed revising barrister for Anglesey and Carnarvon- shire. The children of Prince and Princess Adolphus of Teck, with their nurses, arrived on Wednes- day at Halkyn Castle, Holywell. At a special meeting of the Conway School Board on Wednesday, Mrs. Ephraim Wood, Pabo Hall, was elected the representative of the Board on the Local Governing Body. Lord and Lady Arthur Grosvenor, who, as we have already announced, have sailed in the Teutonic for a three months' tour in America, intend visiting the Rocky Mountains. The marriage of Miss Marian Watkinson, eldest daughter of Mr. John Watkinson, J.P., of Brook Park, Northop, with Mr. Richard Kershaw, second son of Mr. Richard Kershaw, J.P., Crow Nest, Lightcliffe, near Halifax, will take place at Northop Parish Church on the 8th September. On Friday, Sir Walter Foster, M.P., and Lady Foster left Liverpool by the Dominion steamer Scotsman, for Canada. Sir Walter is to take part in the proceedings of the British Medical Association, which meets this year at Montreal, from 31st August to the 4th September. A marriage has been arranged, and will shortly take place, between Edward Owen Watkin-Davies, M.B., B.A., youngest son of the late Rev. D. Watkin-Davies, of Hendreclochgod, Barmouth, and Frances Methven, widow of the late Mr. Richard Methven-Roberts, J.P., of Plas-yn-Green, Denbigh, and younger daughter of the late Mr. D. Howe Scott, F.R.C.S., of Alta- villa, Queenstown, Ireland. HOSPITAL SUNDAY.—A meeting of clergymen and ministers was held in the Mayor's Parlour at the Town Hall on Thursday afternoon, the Mayor presiding. It was recommended that collections should be made on behalf of the Infirmary in all churches and chapels through- out Chester and district on the 10th of October, the second Sunday in the month. CHESTER DIOCESAN CONFERENCE has been arranged to be held at Chester on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 26th and 27th, under the presidency of the Bishop of the diocese. The Rev. C. H. Hylton Stewart, vicar of New Brighton, and the Rev. J. G. Elstob, vicar of Capesthorne, near Crewe, are acting as honorary secretaries of the conference. THE LATE MR. JAMES LEVER.—The probate of the will, which bears date 5th January, 1896, of Mr. James Lever, of Thornton Hough, Chester, and of the Port Sunlight Soap Works, who died on the 26th May last, leaving personal estate to the value of S57,836 13s. 6d., has been granted to his son, William Hesketh Lever, of Thornton Manor, soap maker, his daughter, Emily Lever, of Hesketh Grange, and John Smith Ferguson, of Thornton Lodge, soap maker, probate having been renounced by the testator's son, James Darcy Lever. Mr. Lever bequeathed his furniture and household effects in trust for his daughters, Emily, Alice, and Harriette, while unmarried, or for such one or two of them as may remain unmarried, and he left the residue of his property in trust in equal shares for all his children, but as to the shares of his daughters Eliza Emma Bromley, Mary Tillotson, Jane Ferguson, and Lucy Annie Paul upon special trusts for them. The Bishop of Chester has licensed the Town Hall, Knutsford, for the performance of divine service during the restoration of the parish church of St. John the Baptist, which is now being carried on. The restoration, which is of an extensive character, will entail an expense of about £ 1,500, towards which Earl Egerton of Tatton contributes 1100. RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT REEYL.-During the course of some shunting operations at Rhyl Station on Tuesday night several coaches were driven with such force against a stationary carriage that the iron buffers were smashed off and the panels of the carriage splintered. For- tunately no passengers were about, and the damage was confined to the coaches. The accident caused some excitement, the noise of the impact being heard all over the station. THE MUSICAL FESTIVAL.—We understand that the financial statement shewing the result of the recent Triennial Musical Festival will not be laid before the committee until the beginning of October. The treasurer (Mr. J. R. Thomson) informs U.3 that he is not yet in a position to com- municate any figures, but although the total receipts were somewhat less than at the festival three years ago, he has no doubt they will prove sufficient to cover all expenses. STOPPAGE OF A WELSH COLLIERY.—Since the dispute at the Wynnstay Colliery, Ruabon, and which lasted about fourteen weeks, but which is now happily settled, the other colliery, owned by the same company-viz., the Plaskynaston Pits, Cefn Mawr-has not yet been reopened, and from inquiries it is feared that it will eventually be entirely clesed. There were about 300 employed at the colliery, but some of them have been taken on at the former colliery, whilst the remainder are out of employment. The stoppage of the colliery will be keenly felt in the district. ACCIDENT TO THE BISHOP OF BANGOR.-The Bishop of Bangor and his daughter, who are naw staying at Gwynfryn, Llanarth, in return- ing from Ceibach beach on Tuesday in a low phaeton were run into by a wagonette and party going in the direction of Newquay, where a regatta was being held. The Bishop, on hearing the wagonette coming, drew quite close to a ditch, but in spite of this the splashboard was knocked off and the phaeton partly smashed. He and his daughter have, however, received no apparent personal harm. The name of the wagonette driver is unknown. ALLEGED EXTENSIVE FRAUDS AT SANDBACH.— At Sandbach sessions, on Friday, Elisha Lees, was summoned for unlawfully appropriating a sum of £ 250 to his own use whilst trustee thereof, at Sandbach, between April, 1886, and June, 1897. A second charge of appropriating JE500 between the same dates was also mentioned. The defendant not appearing, the bench granted a warrant. Lees has held many responsible positions. He has been surveyor to the local board, secretary to the gas company, collector of government taxes, and other offices. ACCIDENT TO A CYCLIST.-A serious bicyale accident occurred in the neighbourhood of Wrexham on Wednesday evening. A young man named W. Beesley, staying with some friends at Chester, was cycling near Erddig Park, the residence of Mr. Philip Torke, Mayor of Wrexham, and when going down a steep hill it is presumed that he lost control of his machine. At all events he came to grief, and when picked up was insensible. He was con- veyed to Wrexham Infirmary, where he was attended to, and found to be suffering from a cut in the head. He recovered consciousness, but was unable to give particulars of the accident. CHESTER SCIENTISTS AT EATON GARDENS.— On Wednesday afternoon in favourable weather a fair number of members of the Chester Natural Science Society paid a visit to the Eaton gardens. The party went by boat, and on arriving at Eaton, were conducted through the grounds. The flowers and fruit grown both in the open air and under glass were much admired, and special interest was taken in the magnificent trees which abound the grounds. The exterior of the hall was next visited, and among the many parterres lying in front was one beautifully arranged in lilac, designed by the Duchess. About eight o'clock the party returned to Chester by steamer. JUVENILE ODDFELLOWS.—The combined trip of the juvenile branches of the Victoria and Heart of Oak Lodges of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, M.U., took place on Wednesday to Farndon. A large number went by steamers, and the remainder were conveyed by road in wagonettes, being accompanied by many parents and friends. Mr. Salmon had kindly placed at the disposal of the committee a field adjoining the river, where the youngsters enjoyed them- selves in foot racing and other sports. A sub- stantial tea was provided in tents, after which dancing was indulged in until the time of departure. The weather was delightful, and all enjoyed themselves, many preferring the change from railway to river excursion. The joint committee of both lodges made all the arrangements, and are to be congratulated on their success. TOURIST GUIDE TO THE CONTINENT.—Mr. Percy Lindley has edited for the Great Eastern Railway Company, a sixpenny tourist guide to the Continent. It is a capital little publica- tion, the illustrations are excellent, and it con- tains a useful series of maps. NEW PASTOR FOR QUEEN-STREET CHURCH.— The Rev. D. Wynne Evans, minister of the Tabernacle Church, Llanelly, tormerly of Llanrwst, has just accepted a unanimous invitation to undertake the pastoral charge of the Queen-street Congregational Church, Chester. The Rev. J. D. Williams, of Flint, has decided not to accept the call sent him to become the minister of the Penry Memorial Congregational Church, Chester. ANOTHER FATAL FALL FROM NEW BRIGHTON TOWER —Another fatal accident occurred at the New Brighton Tower works on Thursday morn- ing. A man named Thomas M'Grath, while working on the 80 feet scaffold, by some means or other slipped and fell to the ground. He was picked up in a shockingly injured condition, and Dr. Lusk, of New Brighton, was sent for, but on his arrival life was found to be extinct. Deceased belonged to Derby. THE DIVINING ROD AT HOLYWELL. — For some time past the governors of the Holywell Intermediate School, now being erected in a field at Penymaes, near the town, have been sinking in search of water. To this end they engaged the services of a well-known water- finder, Mr. J. Stone, of Spilsby, who indicated two or three spots where water might be found. The first trial was successful, but unfortunately in sinking deeper the water was lost. Under these circumstances a new well was sunk in one of the alternate sites pointed out by Mr. Stone, and at a depth of sixty-five feet an excellent supply, yielding 2,000 gallons a day, has been obtained. WARRINGTON MARE AND FOAL SHOW.—Among the local winners at the Warrington and District Mare and Foal Show, on Thursday, were the executors of the late Mr. S. B. Chadwick, Frod- sham Bridge, who was awarded first in the class for mares with foal at foot and second for three-year-old fillies, and in Class 2 with a bay colt foaled in April. Mr. J. W. Kenworthy, of Kelsall, was second in Class 6 for mares with foal at foot (foals to be with mares in the ring), while Mr. Walter Harrison, Frodsham, received second prize in Class 11 for mares with foal. Lieut.-Col. Cornwall Legh, Knutsford, was also successful, gaining second awards in the classes for yearlings and foals. DEE FISHERIES. The Lancashire Sea Fisheries District and the Western Sea Fisheries District are trying to steal a march on the River Dee Fishery Board. The County Council of Lancashire in- tend, in a month's time, to apply to the Board of Trade for an order amalgamat- ing the present Lancashire Sea Fisheries District and the Western Sea Fisheries District with the idea of calling such amalgamation the Lancashire and Western Sea Fisheries District. They propose to extend the district so as to include so much of the River Dee on the sea- ward side as would be shewn by a line drawn from Burton Point to Connah's Quay. The petition will, of course, be opposed by the River Dee Fishery Board. DEE SALMON FisHERY.-Our Connah's Quay correspondent writes:—There is no improve- ment to record in the salmon fishery. The men are still making exceptionally poor catches. The conditions are more favourable, inasmuch as at the present there is a large quantity of fresh water in the river, but this has not yet effected any improvement, and it is feared that the disastrous season cannot be attributed to tht absence of fresh water. Throughout fish have been extremely scarce, and all hopes of making good catches have now vanished from the minds of fishermen, a large number of whom will welcome the close season. Last week many of the men were engaged the whole of the time each tide without taking a single fish. The prices, as may be concluded, are very high, Is. 6d. per lb. being paid locally. ALLEGED ATTEMPTED HOUSE-BREAKING AT CHESTER.—A young man named Wm. Roberts, residing at No. 8, Crook-street, Chester, was charged at the City Police Court on Saturday, before Col. H. T. Brown and Mr. J. J. Cunnah, with attempting to enter the premises of Mrs. Annie Gertrude Beard, which adjoin the Liberal Club, in Watergate-street Row. Police-clerk Tilley applied for the case to be adjourned until Wednesday next, in order to give the police time in which to complete their evidence. —Thomas Miller Beard, a railway porter, stated that he was in the kitchen, between 12 and one o'clock that morning, when he heard a noise as of someone entering the sitting-room. He was wearing canvas slippers at the time, and on going cautiously to investi- gate saw the prisoner getting through the sitting-room window. He asked him what he was doing there, whereupon prisoner withdrew and bolted. Witness gave chase, and secured Roberts in Goss-street.—Prisoner was remanded until Wednesday. THE RACECOURSE COMPANY.—The Race- course Committee of Chester Town Council has been waited upon by the following deputation of the Racecourse Company, who desire an extension of their lease:—The Hon. C. T. Parker, Mr. John Cullimore, and Mr. F. J. Warmsley (secretary). Mr. Parker stated the company were desirous to have an extension of the lease; that they do not desire to alter the basis of the present lease, but more time in which to recoup their expenditure; that an extension of the lease would enable them to pay the Corporation an increased rent, which they will be prepared to do, but desire it shall be fixed inclusive of rates, in consequence of constant questions as to the assessment with the Assessment Committee.— After considerable discussion, in the course of which the question was raised of building an improved Grand Stand, affording enlarged and improved accommodation, the deputation promised to report to the directors, take their instructions, and come before the committee again. SMALL HOLDINGS IN FLINTS Hijai.-The Flint- shire County Council have made application to the Local Government Board for the loan of R,550 for the purchase of land in the parish of Hope for the provision of small holdings. The reason of the application is that the Government auditor reported to the Local Government Board that R550 was too much to take out of the general fund, having regard to its ratable value. The land, which con- sists of over twenty acres in the vicinity of Hope Station, has already been pur- chased, but up the present has not been sub-divided, drained, and prepared for the purpose for which it was obtained. The applications were made in 1892, being fourteen in number, and all the applicants desired land near Hope Station. The fields which have been secured by the County Council were bought from Mrs. Williams, Gwyddelwern, and together with the costs, the amount paid was about RSSO. Before, however, the land can be let for allotments it will require to be sub-divided, drained, etc., and the Council's main road inspector has reported that this, with the roads to be made, will cost about JE285. The latter expense will be charged to the tenants. A right of way has been secured to the land. The Local Government Board have not yet given their decision. STAFFORDSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SHOW LOCAL AWARDS. The Staffordshire Agricultural Society, which has made great progress, was again successful in its annual show on Tuesday and Wednesday. The entries were larger than on any previous occasion, the stock shewing a total of 638, which is 33 more than the previous highest number. Additional strength has been given in the circumstance that the Burton- on-Trent Shire Horse Show has this year joined the county society, and from this and other causes the show of horses used for agricultural purposes was larger and better than in any previous year. The light horses generally were of fair quality, and the cattle, taken all round, made a very fine show. The sheep also formed a very meritorious class. Appended is a list of local successful exhibitors:—Horses—Hunting gelding or mare, five years old and upwards: 2, J. Nunnerley, Audlem. Shire mare, four years old and upwards: 1, Earl Egerton, Tatton. Gelding or mare, four years old and upwards 2, Earl Egerton. Three-year-old shire filly, which has not previously won a prize to the value of £ 5: 2, Earl Egerton. Three-year-old shire filly (open to the United Kingdom) 1, Earl Egerton. Yearling shire filly: 1, Earl Egerton. Heifer in-calf or in-milk, under three years: 1 and 2, T. Parton, Weston Hall, Crewe. Bull between two or four years: J. Siddall, Crewe. Bull under two years 3, T. Parton. Heifer in-calf or in-milk, under three years: 1, T. Parton. Bull calf under 12 months: 2, T. Parton. Three coloured cheese (exceeding 351b. in weight each) J. Hobson, Coole-lane. Audlem. Three uncoloured cheese (exceeding 351b. in weight each) 1, J. Hobson; 2, James Hobson, Coole Pilate, Nantwich; 3, T. Charles- worth, Baddington, Nantwich.





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