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FLINTSHIRE STANDING JOINT POLICE COMMITTEE. ♦ SUPPLYING CHILDREN WITH DRINK. I The quarterly meeting of the Flintshire Standing Joint Police Committee was held at the Town Hall, Rhyl, on Thursday. There were present Colonel Mesham (in the chair), Sir W. Grenville Williams, Bart., Messrs. P. P. Pennant, H. V. Kyrke, Hugh Davies, R. Ll. Jones, J. Bellis, G. A. Parry, J. Watkinson, Robert Jones, Dr. Humphrey Williams, &c.- Major Webber (Chief Constable) reported that during the quarter there were 24 indictable offences reported, for which 15 persons were apprehended, and fire proceeded against by summons. Four cases were undetected. Two hundred and twelve persons had been proceeded against for non-indictable offences, of whom 116 were convicted, 42 discharged, one sent to the Industrial School ship Clio, one delivered to the army, and two withdrawn. Of the 116 persons convicted, 20 were for assaults, 31 under the Elementary Education Act, 50 for drunkenness, and eight for offences against the poor-laws. For offences under the Licensing Acts there was only one beerhouse keeper proceeded against and convicted. There had been a slight decrease in the number of convictions for drunkenness as compared with the previous quarter. In reply to Mr. P. P. Pennant, the Chief Constable said that the number of convictions for June, 1896, was 26 in June, 1897, the number was 50.—Mr. Pen- nant: It is a Jubilee increase, then ? (Laughter.)—The Chief Constable: I should say it is a prosperity increase. (Laughter.)— The Clerk (Mr. Kelly) drew attention to a reso- lution passed by the Cheshire Standing Joint Police Committee, disapproving of the practice of publicans supplying drink to children of tender years.—Mr. R. D. Jones said he was very glad that Mr. Kelly bad mentioned this matter, inasmuch as he had intended to move a resolu- tion with respect to it. In view of what was taking place all over the country, he thought they ought to ask the magistrates at the ensuing Licensing Sessions to warn publicans not to supply children under 13 years of age, otherwise they might refuse to renew the licences at the next sessions.—The Clerk said that that would be going too far.—Mr. R. D. Jones: I simply put it that they may refuse the renewal, not that they necessarily will.—The Chairman said there was no doubt a great amount of harm done in sending children of tender years to public-houses for intoxicating liquors. Any- one who read the accounts of what took place in the large towns must be convinced of that fact.—Mr. R. D. Jones proposed That the magistrates be requested to warn publicans at the forthcoming Licensing Sessions against supplying drink to children under thirteen years of age."—Mr. J. Watkinson seconded.— Mr. W. Astbury asked if the resolution would apply to grocers ?-MtP R. D. Jones: Yes, certainly.— Ultimately Mr. R. D. Jones agreed to amend his resolution, and it was unanimously adopted in the follow- ing form: That the Chief Constable call the attention of the magistrates to what is being done in other counties as regards publicans selling drink to children under 13 years of age." —Dr. Humphrey Williams asked if there had been any increase of drunkenness at Flint through the extension of time granted over the Jubilee.—The Chief Constable replied in the negative.—The meeting afterwards terminated.
A brother and sister were applying at Ketter- ing County Court for a declaration of their title to the estate of their father, their mother having gone to Australia eleven years ago and never been heard of since. The sudden appear- ance of the missing mother in court produced a startling sensation. She is, it appears, living in London, and the judge made an order in her favour. An incident has just occurred which must be very galling to our boastful cousins across the herring pond. They have had to send their finest battleship, the Indiana, to the British dockyard at Halifax to be repaired. It appears that the large new dock at Brooklyn cannot at present be trusted. It was hurriedly and badly constructed, and it now leaks seriously. The navy dock at Port Regal is also unreliable. In the matter of dock accommodation we have a vast advantage over all our rivals, and when the new works at Gibraltar are finished we shall be in nearly as good a position in the Mediterranean as France.
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THE HARVEST. During the past week a good deal of rain has fallen locally—very heavily at times—but har- vesting has proceeded at intervals, although necessarily but slowly. The land has now had the thorough soaking so long desired, and fine weather is much needed, not only for the in- gathering of the corn crops but for the second seeds aftermath, the cutting of which has commenced in many places. Of course it goes without saying that the roots are taking all the benefit of the rains, but many pastures remain brown and the herbage extremely short, especially where stock-keepers have been doing all they can to save their reserves. The hot wave has passed away apparently all over the British Isles, to the great relief, in a sense, of field workers; but it is to be hoped that another month at least of fine weather is open to us. In the South of England the white straw crops are nearly all stacked, and grain-cutting has become general in the North and in Scot- land, the crops proving better than was at one time anticipated. The recent hay harvest, according to reports, works out at between 29 and 30cwt. per acre, Scotland being above and England and Wales not far below the average. Last year the general average for the whole country was only about 21cwt. From the cheese markets reports are to the effect that there has been large buying at Liverpool during the week both by consumers and dealers. American advices coming very strong, with higher quotations, while the official report from London states that advices from the other side give a strong tone to the market, at about lB. per cwt. over the prices of the previous week. Following the lead of the Leeds millers the Chester bakers advanced the price of bread a halfpenny a loaf. A GENERAL VIEW. The Mark Lane Express says :—Wheat is now generally regarded as being fully equal to the yield which we mentioned as probable a fort- night ago, bare estimates then current in some quarters having been modified as fresh reports came in. The barley crop is very irregular, but it is now thought that the north and west will have so good a yield of oats that the short yield of that cereal in the south and south-east will be fully atoned for. Reports of oats from East Anglia and Lincolnshire are extremely conflict- ing. Near the coast, however, the crop appears to be generally poor, while inland and especially all about the Fens very heavy yields are locally expected. In France the wheat harvest is now over, even Picardy, Artois, and Brittany having carried their sheaves. The yield is put at only two quarters per acre, which on 16 million acres would be 33 million quarters. This is below the July estimates, but the threshings are so uniformly disappointing that some excellent judges do not hesitate to declare that even 33,000,000 have not been reached. The German wheat crop, when contrasted with the French, is regarded as satisfactory, but it is only on this comparison that satisfaction can accrue. the total yield not being expected to come within a million quarters of that of last year. Austria-Hungary will be almost self-supporting in the ensuing season, but will have nothing to spare for export. The price of Hungarian flour has risen as a result of this, and the trade between England and Hungary for the next twelve months seems destined to be extremely small. Russia reports a wheat crop somewhat, but not seriously under average. Fuller news from this great empire is awaited with interest. The American wheat crop of 1897 is estimated by the Balticists as about 550,000,000 bushels, but the latest bureau report would suggest a lower figure. English wheat during the past week has been exported to Fra nee, a circumstance suggesting the 18th rather than the 19th century. Of course the quantities have been small. None the less the tact is curious. THE IRISH POTATO CROP. Perhaps one of the worst features in the harvest outlook up to the present is the partial and in some cases almost the entire failure of the potato crop in some parts of Ireland. According to official reports the crops along the sea-coast have been attacked in many places, while in the interior there is widespread disease. The blight has been scattered over a large area. Some townlands have escaped, so far, com- pletely, but in other places the entire crop has been destroyed. From the West *of Ireland the latest accounts are to the effect that there is far from a hopeful outlook. This particu- larly applies to Belmullet and the congested districts. A letter has been received by one of the officials of the Con- gested Districts Board in Dublin, from Father Hegarty, a parish priest in Mayo, who states that so far as present appearances go, either general relief or general want will pre- vail in Erris before the year goes by. Some potatoes are wretchedly small, many of them black, and some rotten." At Inniskea, where there has been an outbreak of fever, Dr. Jordan, who was sent to assist the local authorities, has contracted the fever, and his place has been taken by Dr. Ensor, who was despatched from Dublin on Saturday evening. Along the eastern coast the potatoes have turned out well, and this is also the case in most of the the midland counties. From Limerick and Clare the reports are not satisfactory, the declaration being made that the crops will be the worst experienced for many years. The weather continues to be damp and very warm, so that the conditions are altogether against a good crop of the chief food of a very large number of the peasantry of Ireland. If the weather changed even now, there would be some chance of avoiding what appears pro- bable, a time of considerable difficulty during the coming winter for the peasantry in the West of Ireland. PURE CULTURE IN BUTTER-MAKING. The use of pure cultures in butter-making has lately been the subject of a series of expe- riments at the Storrs Agricultural Station in America, and the following conclusions have been come to: The cream in ordinary creameries or dairies always contains bacteria, a large majority of which are perfectly wholesome, and which are perfectly consistent with the pro- duction of the best quality of butter. It sometimes happens, however, that a dairy or creamery becomes impregnated with a species of bacteria that grows rapidly and produces an ill effect upon the milk. This infection may be due to a single cow, but it is usually impossible for the farmer to discover the source. On the other hand creameries and dairies will in many cases be supplied with bacteria giving rise to desirable flavours, aromas, and a proper amount of acid. June is the most favourable month, simply because the variety of bacteria is greater at this time. If cream be inoculated with an abundant culture of some particular kind of bacteria, this species will frequently develop so rapidly as to check the, growth of the other bacteria present, and thus, perhaps, prevent them from producing their natural effects. Hence, it follows that the use of 'starters' will commonly give rise to favourable results, even though the cream may already be some- what largely impregnated with other species of bacteria before the inoculation with the artifi- cial starter. This fact lies at the basis of the use of artificial starters. CLEANLINESS IN MILKING. The sources of germs in milk (says a writer in Farm and Home) are dust and dirt from whatsoever source, coming in contact with the milk, whether it be from soured milk already in the pail, dirty or impure washing water, dirt from .the clothing of the milkers, drippings from their hands, or filth particles falling from the udder and sides of the animal. Improper methods of milking and caring for the milk while in the houses, in most part, are answer- able for malodorous, ill-tasting, poor-keeping milk. One cannot expect a good quality of milk from foul-smelling, ill-kept stables, at which the man-of.all-work does the milking, with the same unwashed hands that have per- formed previous stable work, or from another in which the horses receive all the grooming and currying, and the cow is never brushed. It is of great economic importance before I the work of milking begins that both the cow and the milker should be as neat as possible. No amount of care in these points, however, will be worth much if the pails are allowed to stand in the cowhouses before and after milking. FARMERS, MAKE A NOTE. A serious case of cow poisoning has been reported to the authorities at Fort-William. It appears that the proprietor of the Inver- loehy estate, in repairing an old road running between Corriechoillie and Laraig, ordered a quantity of weed-destroyer to be sprinkled over the grass at the roadside in order to save cutting. A number of cows belonging to Mr. Aitken, Speanbridge, and William M'Intosh, Corrie- choillie, which graze on the enclosed pasture had, owing to the want of gates, strayed on to this old road and eaten the grass at the road- side, with the result that five of them died I and two more became very ill. THE VALUE OF RAPE. In many parts of the country the value of rape does not appear to be properly appreciated, says a writer in the Farmer and Stockbreeder. Its cultivation is easy and inexpensive, and both for full-grown sheep and lambs its value for fattening purposes is considerable. It can be grown upon soils of the most diverse character, but one rich in humus or decayed vegetable matter has given the best results. In the States early spring sowing, either broadcast or in drills about 30in. apart, is practised. It is there used as a fodder crop for cutting, and it is cut about two months after being sown and if the stalks are left about four inches high, two more cuttings can be had from the same plant. In this way it can advantageously be given to cows and fatting bewsts during August and September, when graiWis short. It is also said to be a valuable food for swine, and the sum- marised results of the swine-feeding experiment shew that the value of one acre of rape is equal in value to 2,7671b. of grain, which, taken at 601b. per bushel, equals 46'7 bushels. A NEW CHURN. A new churn possessing many points of practical utility which cannot fail to recommend themselves to the dairy worker, has been in- vented by Mr. J. C. Lloyd, son of the late Mr. Charles Lloyd, cooper, of 23, Water- gate-row, south, Chester. The churn is an improved over-end barrel, and one of the principal advantages claimed for it is that the lid, instead of being made to merely fit in or on the top, as is the case in the majority of instances, comprises a portion of the churn itself, and when removed and turned up forms a most substantial tub for washing the butter: It is claimed for this arrangement that the lid and the churn itself can be more thoroughly cleansed than in the case of some others that are fitted with a metal rim, which is apt to get loose from the woodwork and so present crevices from which it is difficult to dislodge stale cream. The lid of the churn under notice closes upon a rubber rim which can be easily removed for cleaning purposes. Of course the churn may be made to any size, and the inventor and manufacturer is willing to permit a trial before purchase to responsible persons. Dairymen on the look out for a thoroughly practical churn and tub combined should inspect Mr. Lloyd's new design.
CHESHIRE AGRICULTURAL SHOW. The Cheshire Agricultural Show is held, as will be seen from our advertising colums, at Crewe this year, on August 28th, and we are informed that it bids to be a most successful one. The entries all round are good, and the number in the cattle classes (except one year) is a record. It will be gathered from the following particulars of the entries how much better this year's show will be than the last one held in Crewe, in 1887 :—cheese and butter, 74, against 52 in 1887; cattle, 110, against 83 pigs, 32, against 25; horses, 269, against 90; sbeep,47, against 73; seed and vegetables, 128, against 92; implements, 38, against 32. The Mayor of Chester is offering a special prize of 910 10s. for the best four cheeses made on the long-keeping principle, and it is hoped there will be a keen competition, as there is much room for improvement in this direction. The president (the Earl of Crewe) is offering champion prizes in the cattle and horse classes, aa also are Messrs. F. Lloyd, Nuttall, and Co. The Earl of Tatton gives a £10 cup for the best shire mare or filly. As the show is held in the Alexandra Field and the Cattle Mart adjoining, it is close to the station, and therefore most convenient for both ex- hibitors and visitors. The horses (except mares and foals) will be stalled in the large stable in the market, and will consequently be well protected from the weather if it should prove inclement. In connection with the show the Crewe Canine Association will hold their exhibition, and for those whose tastes run in another direction a cricket match will be played between the Alexandra and Port Hill Clubs. Horse leaping and turnout competitions will take place in the large ring, while the Crewe Steam-shed Band will play selections during the day, and dancing will be indulged in in the evening. Given fine weather it is believed that the show will be the most attractive the society has held for many years.
THE ALLOTMENT QUESTION. Mr. Frederic Impey writes from 35, Moor- street, Birmingham :—" A few weeks ago the Devonshire newspapers contained the report of a parish council meeting in the south of that county, at which it was stated that the auditor of the Local Government Board had directed that the rents of the allotments held under the parish should be paid a quarter of a year in advance. This requirement might not be altogether un- reasonable in a manufacturing district, where the labourer has to some extent the command of funds, but the agricultural labourer, owing to his limited income, has to live from hand to mouth, and consequently is rarely in aposition to pay rent for his allotment before he obtains some produce from it. Such a regulation, therefore, if generally enforced, would, to a great extent, prevent the rural worker from benefiting by the parish allotments, thus rendering these useless for their legitimate purpose the improvement of the condition of the agricul- tural population. Sir W. Foster, M.P., president of the Allotments and Small Hold- ings Association, therefore, on seeing the above- named report, lost no time in communicating with the Local Government Board. A reply has just been received, from which it appears that parish councils are under no obligation to stipulate for the payment in advance of the rents of the allotments under their con- trol, and may make these payable at such dates as are considered most convenient, but that it is the duty of parish councils to see that the payment is regularly made at the times fixed. This reply is of great importance, not only as shewing that parish and district councils are free to make such stipulations respecting the payment of rent as best will suit the circumstances of the locality, but also as laying down the principle that all the official auditor has to do is to see that the terms of the agreement between the parish council and the occupier are properly observed."
ROYAL LANCASHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY LOCAL SUCCESSES. The Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show was opened at Barrow-in- Furness on Thursday. Among the local prize- winners are the following:—Heifer, one year old: R. A. Yerburgh, M.P. Channel Islands bull (open): 1, Miss Greenall, Warrington; 2, Marquis of Anglesey. Cow in milk or calf 1, 2 and 3, Miss Greenall. Hunters, brood mare with foal at foot: 3, R. A. Yerburgh. Foal: 2, R. A. Yerburgh. Mare or gelding, four years old, to carry 15 stone: 1, Sir G. Greenall. Mare or gelding to carry 12 stone: 1, Sir G. Greenall. Mare or gelding between three and six, to carry 15 stone (silver cup): Sir G. Greenall. Hackney Brood mare with foal: 1, A. C. Carr, Broxton. Shire stallion: Earl Egerton of Tatton. Herdwick ram lamb: W. Leather, Ruthin. Honey: 2, R. Dodd, Tarporley. Pigeon, short faced tumbler 1 and 2, H. Bright, Chester. Long-faced tumbler: 1 and 3, H. Bright. Three Cheshire cheeses: 1, H. R. Dutton, Tarporley; 2, H. Denson, Poulton 3, S. Holland, Nantwich.
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WILL OF COL. WILLIAM BLACKBURNE. Probate of the will has been granted in London, and personal estate amounting in value to X212,843 18s. 2d., has been left by Colonel William Blackburne, of Claremont House, Leamington, who died on the 7th June last, aged 87 years. The late Colonel Blackburne's will bears date February 16th, 1889, with codicils of the 10th June, 1890, and 23rd December, 1891. The executors are the Rev. Henry Ireland Blackburne, of the Vicarage, Crewe Green, Chester, hon. canon of Chester Cathedral; Admiral Francis Richard Black- burne, of Weald Manor, Bampton, Oxon, brother of the said Canon Blackburne; and Henry Field, of Leamington, solicitor. Colonel Blackburne left Claremont House, Leamington, and the adjoining land, and the furniture and effects in the house, and his house, Edin Villa, Leamington, to Canon Black- burne and he left Weald Manor, Bampton, and the land adjoining, and the furniture and effects in the house, to Admiral Blackburne. He bequeathed to Harriet Elizabeth Blackburne, sister of John Ireland Blackburne, of Hale Hall, Liverpool, £ 2,000; to his cousin, Ellinor Avena Stanhope, of Parsonstown, Meath, £ 1,000; to her sons, Charles Stanhope, Aubrey Stanhope and Russell Charles Stanhope, each £ 5,000; upon trusts for her daughter, Isabella Olive Fitzgerald and her children, £ 10,000; to Forester Grey Black- burne, brother of Canon Blackburne, 16,000; to Frances Elizabeth Blackburne, their sister, £ 6,000; to the testator's cousin, Avena Catherine Corbett, daughter of the Rev. Gilbert Rodhard Blackburne, 96,000; upon trusts for the children of Montague Black- burne, son of the said Gilbert Rodbard Black- burn, 94,000 upon trusts for Vera Anna Taylor and her children, 97,000; to Dorothea Annie Heywood Bright and Emily Antrobus and Margaret Everilda Moss, sisters of John Ireland Blackburne, each £1,000; to the children of the late Thomasine and Richard Cornwell Legh, each £ 1,000 to Julia, widow of the testator's cousin, Colonel Edmund Cornwell Legh, 92,000 to her daughter, Mary Lelb, £ 3,000; to the daughters of the late Harriet Taylor, sister of Richard Cornwell Legh (excepting the said Vera Anna Taylor), each £ 2,000; to the children of the late John Ireland Blackburne, of Chester, each 91,000; to the sons of the late Edwin Corbett, late Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Brazils, who were unmarried at the time of the testator's death, £1,000 each to the un- married daughters of the late Edwin Corbett, E2,000 each to Guy H. Corbett, Robert Edwin Corbett, Julian Corbett, Muriel Corbett, and Lilian Corbett, children of the late Henry Corbett, each £ 2,000; to Emma Legh, daughter of the testator's cousin, the late George Corn- well Legh, of High Legh, Cheshire, £ 1,000 to Lizzie Corbett, widow of the testator's cousin, Frank Corbett, £ 3,000; to the children of the said Frank and Lizzie Corbett, each £ 3,000; to the testator's old friend Captain Thomas Cochrane Inglis, of 6, Queen's-gate Gar- dens, son of the late Bishop of Nova Scotia, £ 1,000; to each of his servants, three months' wages to his servant Mary Hunter, £ 150; Mary Ann Howard, £ 75; George Palmer and Susan, his wife, JE50 each and Charles Lines, J6150. The late Colonel Blackburne's plate at Coutts' Bank is to be offered to his cousin John Ireland Blackburne at the price at which it may be valued for probate. He bequeaths to the Warneford Hospital, Leamington, £ 1,000; to the Midland Counties Home for Incurables, Leamington, £ 1,000; to the Knowle Idiot Asylum, Warwickshire, £ 1,000; and to the Kenilworth, Convalescent Home, X500. The testator left his residuary estate in equal shares to Canon Henry Ireland Blackburne and Admiral Francis Richard Blackburne, but, having given to the admiral 96,300 of London and North-Western Consolidated Four per Cent. Preference Stock of the present value of E8,000, the testator bequeathed to Canon Blackburne as his share of the residuary estate X8,000 more than the share of Admiral Blackburne.
JUBILEE CELEBRATION AT INCE. + The Jubilee year has far advanced, neverthe- less its celebration was well maintained at Ince on Tuesday, through the kindness of Mrs. Park-Yates. At an early hour the inhabitants of Ince were astir making preparations for the festivities. The Misses Hutchinson, Mr. C. E. Cullum, Mrs. Mates, Miss Proffit, Mr. C. Ellis, and Mr. Newstead added materially to the appearance of the cheerful square by floating bunting. The church flag was hoisted, and the grounds of the hall presented a pretty appear- ance. The celebration commenced with a ser- vice in church in the afternoon. The Frodsham Brass Band played the introductory voluntary. The officiating clergy were, the Rev. C. Prichard (Thornton-le-Moors), the Rev. E. Charley (vicar), and the Rev. W. J. Armitstead. The sermon was preached by the vicar. A feature of the service was the manner in which the beautiful hymn, 0 King of Kings, of the late Bishop of Wakefield, was rendered. After the Benediction the band played the National Anthem. The following was the order of procession from the church through the park by the newly-made route to the hall:—The banners of the benevo- lent societies, the band, Mrs. Park-Yates and party, including the Dowager Lady Egerton, Mrs. Charley, Mr. E. Griffiths, Mr. C. E. Linaker, and Mr. C. Linaker, the clergy, the Revs. E. Charley, W. J. Armitstead, and C. Prichard, the churchwardens, Messrs. John Warburton and Walter Greenway, the choir boys with flags, choir girls with flags, choir men, Messrs. J. Hughes, E. White, and G. Hale, teachers, Mr. C. E. Cullum, Miss S. Cullum, and Mr. W. Brown, with about a hundred scholars, the churchwardens' wives, the principal tenants, cottagers, and visitors. This formed a very pretty spectacle as it wended its way through the well wooded grounds to the ball. The whole party were invited by Mrs. Park-Yates, and were admitted by ticket. The wants of the children were first supplied. The cottagers were entertained in a large marquee to a meat tea, while the principal tenantry were provided with an excellent repast in the dining-room of the hall, among those present being Mr. W. J. Lee and family (Thornton Hall), Mr. Richard Lloyd and family, Mr. T. Darlington and family, Mr. Robert Smith and family, Mr. and Mrs. Warburton, Mrs. G. H. Dean, Mr. T. Ellams and family. After dinner the Rev. E. Charley made an excellent speech, referring to the occasion which had brought so many together and Mrs. Park-Yates' generosity. —Mr. E. Griffiths, in a neat speech, proposed the health of the Queen. This was heartily drunk, with lusty cheers.—Mr. W. J. Lee (Thornton Hall) then spoke of the pleasure it gave the tenantry to have their good landlady, Mrs. Park-Yates, to live among them. Her presence stimulated them under adverse circum- stances, and they hoped she might be spared many years to live among them. He then pro- posed the health of Mrs. Yates, which was drunk with enthusiastic cheers.—Mr. C. Linaker, in responding on behalf of Mrs. Park Yates, spoke of the good feeling which had always existed between the lamented Capt. Park Yates and the tenantry, and said Mrs. Park Yates hoped that this good feeling would continue. (Hear, hear.) After tea there was a variety of amusements. The proceedings opened with an entertainment on the lawn by the school children. Mrs. Charley has worked very hard for this. The children looked very pretty, being tastefully dressed, and reflected great credit on their instructor. The programme was Country dance,' 'The miller and the maid,' The gipsies and the bogie-man.' The band played the accompaniments. Then followed an enjoyable programme of old English sports, the entries being limited to residents and tenants of the estate. The results were as follows: Egg and spoon race: 1, Helsby; 2, Proffit. Flat race for youths: 1, S. Nield; 2. J. White. Flat race for boys 1, Bevan; 2, Ellams. Sack race: 1, Nield; 2, Littler. Flat race for girls (age 12 to 16) 1, Ellis; 2, Darlington. Flat race for girls (under 12): 1, Littler; 2, Green- way. Three-legged race 1, Partin; 2, Garner. Men's flat race: 1, W. Newstead; 2, A. Newstead. Obstacle race (over 20 years) 1, Proffit; 2, Joynsoni Obstacle race for youths 1, Nield; 2, White. Flat race for fishermen 1, White; 2, White. Grinning through a horse collar: Jones. Women's flat race: 1, Jones; 2, Johnstone. Flat race for boys (under 12): 1, F. Johnson; 2, Ellams. Wheelbarrow race: 1, W. Nield; 2, John Nield. Victoria Cross race 1, Jones 2, Joynson. Fiat race (open): 1, White; 2, Newstead. The Frodsham Volunteer Band supplied music during the proceedings, and dancing was indulged in till a late hour. As the shades of evening drew on, the scholars were again summoned, and Mrs. Park Yates presented each with a Jubilee china cup filled with nuts and sweets. f
WELSH DISTRICT OF NATIONAL FIRE BRIGADES' UNION. + MEETING AT SHREWSBURY. The annual meeting of the Welsh District of the National Fire Brigades' Union was held on Thursday at the Salop Fire Engine Station at Shrewsbury. Captain Lyne (Newport, Mon.) presided, and among those present were Captain Theodore Rouw (Ruthin), hon. secretary and treasurer; Lieutenant Coulman (Newport), Superintendent Kelly (Sandycroft), Lieutenant C. D. Phillips (Ruthin), Superintendent E. Vaughan (Shrewsbury), Captain R. Reynolds (Darliston), Lieutenant Harrison (Chester), Lieutenants Davies and Helsby (Denbigh), and representatives from most of the fire brigades in Wales. Captain Rouw announced that during the present year it was proposed to establish another district, called the North- Western District, which would include Chester and Shrewsbury. But in the Welsh district many brigades were joining, and he trusted that before long it would be as powerful as any in the Union. (Applause.) It was difficult to find a central place of meeting, but this year Shrews- bury had been selected, and next year they hoped to have a big meeting in South Wales. This year there would ,be no tournament, but next year the volunteer brigades would hold a tournament at the Agricultural Hall, London, in aid of the Widows' and Orphans' Fund. (Applause.)—Superintendent Kelly, Firemen T. G. Griffiths, W. H. Jones, and W. Davies, of the Sandycroft Brigade, were made the recipients of long-service medals.—Captain Rouw alluded to the importance of obtaining a challenge shield for competition by brigades in the Welsh district, and this sug- gestion was received with applause.— The election of officers was then pro- ceeded with. Sir John H. Puleston was unani- mously re-elected president, and Lord Mostyn was re-elected vice-president.—Captain Lyne, of Newport, was again appointed chairman of the Council, and Captain Taylor, of Sandycroft, was appointed vice-chairman. Captain Rouw, of Ruthin, was unanimously re-elected hon. secretary and treasurer. An address was after- wards delivered by Captain Lyne, who said the Union desired to improve the status of firemen, and with that object in view the committee was considering the desirability of passing through Parliament a Bill which would greatly affect firemen. It was proposed that by the Act fire- men should have a status in England similar to that of the Volunteers.
THE ROYAL VISIT TO IRELAND. — + Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of York, attended by the Lady Eva Dugdale, Lady-in-waiting, Colonel Sir Nigel Kingscote, and Major the Hon. Derek Keppel, on Tuesday departed from Euston in order to travel to Holyhead, there to embark on the royal yacht Victoria and Albert for Ireland. Euston was reached at four o'clock, and their Royal Highnesses were at once conducted to the reserved saloon. Those of the general public who witnessed the arrival respectfully uncovered, but there was no cheering or other form of popular demonstration. This was entirely in accord with the wishes of the Royal travellers, whose official tour commences at Holyhead, and who desired to leave London as privately as possible. The traffic by this particular train was so heavy that it was decided to run two sections, in the first of which the Duke and Duchess travelled. Con- sequently the first part did not wait for the advertised time, and it was only seven minutes past four when Mr. Jupp gave the signal to start, leaving the second portion to follow a few minutes later. At eighteen minutes past eight in the evening the train containing the Duke and Duchess of York passed through Chester. A number of persons assembled on the main plat- form, and as the lamps throughout the length of the platform were kept low, the well-lighted train displayed its occupants to the best advantage. The most conspicuous were the Duke and Duchess and suite, who appeared to be dining, but who evidently took some interest in the spectacle afforded them of the onlookers at Chester. The train arrived at Holyhead punctually at ten o'clock, and proceeded direct to the pier, alongside which the Royal yacht Victoria and Albert was berthed. A large number of the general public had assembled to witness the embarkation of the Royal party, and the Duke and Duchess were accorded a most loyal recep- tion. When their Royal Highnesses had gone on board, the yacht left the pier for the anchorage in the outer roads, preparatory to starting for Kingstown in the morning. The weather was very bad and the sea lumpy. Dublin Castle was the scene on Friday of offilcial functions in connection with the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York to Ireland. His Royal Highness and the Lord- Lieutenant. with a military escort, drove to the Castle together from the Viceregal Lodge amid many cordial manifestations in the streets. They were received at the Castle with a salute and the playing of the National Anthem. The Duke of York then proceeded to the Throne-room, where a large number of con- gratulatory addresses from various public bodies were presented to him. On Saturday the Duke and Duchess of York, accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and Countess Cadogan, drove to Leopardstown racecourse, and had the satisfaction of seeing one of the races won by a horse owned by Earl Cadogan. On Sunday their Royal Highnesses drove to Howth on a visit to the Lord Chancellor of Ireland and Lady Ashbourne, and sub- sequently visited Lord and Lady Ardilaun at Clontarf.
Cbe Armp anb Foluntecro. 1ST CHESHIRE AND CARNARVONSHIRE VOLUN- TEER ARTILLERY.—Regimental Orders by Lieut. Colonel and Colonel H. T. Brown, commanding Headquarters, Chester, 19th August, 1897 :—1. Drills for the ensuing week At the Drill Hall, in plain clothes, at 7.30, Tuesday and Thursday, repository and signalling. 2. Ambulance: An ambulance class is about to be formed; those desirous of joining will please give their names to Corporal Taylor. 3. Gun Practice: There will be gun practice at Aber on the 4th and 18th September; all those who have not attended camp or been to gun practice must arrange to attend on one of the above dates in order to make themselves efficient. 4. Badges Skill at Arms: The under- mentioned N.C. Officers and men of the Position Battery are requested to take their tunics to the Quarter-Master's store in order that the badge earned by them may be put on:—Sergeant H. Willis, 1st Gunnery; Gunner A. Pritchard, 2nd Gunnery; Gunner A. Williams, 3rd Gunnery. Commanding Officers of Battery and Company are requested to see that all badges worn by members not entitled to them are removed from their clothing and returned into store at once. Clothing rolls are to be returned at once in order that the clothing accounts of the corps may be made up, also members in possession of equipment are re- quested to return it without further delay. 5. Detail: Duties for the ensuing week: orderly officer, lieutenant F. H. Lloyd; orderly sergeant, Sergeant J. Seller.—By order, (signed), ED. FOUNTAIN, Acting Adjutant, 1st C. & C.V.A.
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