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DIARY OF COMING ENGAGEMENTS.

- THE GENTLE ANARCHIST.

. PERFIDIOUS LANCASHIRE.

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CHESTER CATHEDRAL.

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Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone, we are glad to hear, are not, as has been stated, going to Scotland until Monday, the 30th instant. Lord Penrhyn was expected to arrive at Mortimer House, London, from Norway, yester- day (Tuesday). The marriage between Captain R. G. Chase, 1st Royal Berks Regiment, and Miss Mildred Bright, of Abbots Hayes, Chester, will not take place. The President of the Board of Trade denies a report that he landed at Port Penrhyn on Friday from the Trinity yacht, and had an interview with the manager of the Penrhyn quarries. On Saturday Sir Philip and Lady Mainwaring gave a very successful bicycle gymkhana and musical ride at their country seat, Peover Hall, where they entertained a number of guests. The gymkhana and musical ride was under the superintendence of Major Walter Wingfield. The programme included a musical ride by four well-drilled, prettily dressed young ladies, two of whom were daughters of the host and hostess. Lady Mainwaring presented the winners with a variety of prizes at the end of the entertainment, which was concluded by Major Wingfield driving a four in hand of ladies on bicycles. Princess Henry of Pless, who is iust now one of the house party at the Viceregal Lodge, Dublin, has received the following letter from the Queen :—" Dear Princess Henry of Pless.— The Queen has received with much gratification the album containing the names of those Englishwomen married to Germans, and of the gentlemen who also joined with them in offering to her Majesty a present in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee. The Queen now begs that you will be kind enough to convey to all those who associated themselves with you in this generous undertaking her sincerest thanks. Her Majesty is very glad to think that the Jubilee Nurses' Fund will also benefit by this gift, and her Maj wishes me to assure you that she will ever prize the personal souvenir in the form of a diamond and emerald bracelet.—Yours very truly (signed), ARTHUR BIGGB." It was announced in Tuesday night's Gazette that permission had been granted to Mr and Mrs. A. M. R. Renney, of Adlington Hall, Prest- bury, Cheshire, to use the surname of Legh instead of their own surname ef Benny. Colonel Cornwallis West, who has been laid up with influenza at Ruthin Castle, has now returned to his South of England seat. Mr. Pilkington, who has taken the shooting on the estate, has taken up his residence at Buthin Castle. Lady Augusta Mostyn opened a bazaar at Deganwy, Llandudno, on Friday, and announced her intention of erecting a new church at all outlay of £2,000 on a site given by her son, Lord Mostyn. CHESTER SCHOOL 010 SCIENCE AND ART r EXAMINATION IN ADVANCED DESIGN, 1897.— Excellent, Frederick H. Reade; 2nd class, Samuel J. Jones, Gertrude M. Siddall, James B. Hall. Examination in elementary design 2nd class, Wm. H. Clegg, Rosina Hutchings, Horace F. Davies. FATAL YACHT ACCIDENT ON THE MERSEY.— A sad yachting accident occurred on the Mersey on Sunday night, near New Brighton. Five men left New Brighton in the yacht Kittiwake for a cruise to Eastham, and on returning they got into collision with a steam tug. The yacht sank almost immediately, and its occupants were thrown into the water. Four of them were rescued by those on board the tug, but the fifth, Mr. Alfred Syers, a member of a firm of Liverpool accountants, was drowned. THE CATHEDRALS AND THE BAND OF HOPE JUBILEE.—A large number of Cathedrals have been already promised for Jubilee sermons, and among them St. Paul's, Westminster, Canter- bury, York, Manchester, and Liverpool. We have not heard whether Chester has been pro- mised. If it has, we shall doubtless have the oppor- tunity of hearing a distinguished preacher. His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury has promised to be one of the Jubilee preachers, and if he should visit our ancient city, he would be sure to receive a warm welcome. WAGONETTE ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday after- noon a party of ladies and gentlemen from Yorkshire left Chester in wagonettes, and after visiting Eaton Hall proceeded to Hawarden. In the Belgrave-drive a wheel came off the foremost vehicle, and one of the leaders plunged and reared so that it overturned the wagonette upon its occupants. J. Toner, the driver of another wagonette, went to the rescue, and succeeded in freeing the imprisoned passengers, who, strange to say, were none of them seriously injured. MANCHESTER SHOP ASSISTANTS AT CHESTER.— On Wednesday a party of three hundred shop assistants, belonging to the Manchester Branch of the National Union arrived in Chester on their annual excursion. The party journeyed to Eccleston Ferry, where they partook of a tea provided at the expense of Bovril Limited. After visiting Eaton Hall, &c., they returned to Chester, and visited the different places of interest in the city, returning to Manchester at a late hour, having spent an enjoyable day. DEPRESSION IN THE CHESHIRE CHEMICAL TRADE.—On Saturday morning another large batch of shiftmen employed at the great chemical works of Messrs. Brunner, Mond, and Co., Winnington, Northwicb, commenced to work short time. The chemical industry is in an unsettled condition, and as the holidays end the men are being reduced two and three days weekly. Ordinary daymen, firemen, general labourers, &c., are also on short time, and altogether nearly 2,000 men are affected. The new bleach plant is the only department in full swing. AN AVERTED STRIKE AT CHESTER. — On Saturday the moulders employed at the works of Messrs. Mowle and Meacock, engineers, Egerton-street, Chester, were granted an increase of 23. a week in wages, a demand for this having been made by the men a week ago. The Hydraulic Engineering Company granted the increase shortly after it was asked for, that firm and Messrs. Mowle and Meacock being the only ones in the district applied to for the increase, while the other men at Chester and in the district remain as before. About 60 or 70 men will participate in the increased wage. It is satisfactory that the matter has thus been amicably settled. ST. MARY-ON-THE-HILL.—The choir and servers belonging to the Church of St. Mary- on-tho-Hill had their outing on Monday, the place fixed upon being Blackpool. The party left Chester at seven o'clock, and Blackpool was reached soon after nine. The party then went in sections, some going in for bathing, others for sight seeing, and some prefering a sail on the briny. The party was accompanied by the Rev. H. S. Branscombe and Mr. Warrington (churchwarden). Mr. Branscombe did all he could to make it a day of enjoyment, especially looking after the juveniles. Luncheon and tea were served at the Tower Cafe. Chester was reached at 11 o'clock, Gne and all declaring it to have been a very enjoyable day. PROPOSED ISOLATION HOSPITAL IN FLINT- SHIRE.—Mr. Bircham, poor-law inspector for Wales, was present at the meeting of the Holy- well Rural District Council on Friday, and inquired what steps had been taken with regard to providing an isolation hospital for the treat- ment of infectious diseases. The Clerk said all the neighbouring authorities were agreed as to the necessity of a hospital, but they had not yet held a joint meeting to discuss the subject. Mr. Bircham said this was the most important authority, and he suggested they should take the initiative. The Clerk said the authorities concerned were this Council, the Flint Town Council, and the urban councils of Mold, Holy- well, Connah's Quay, and Buckley, and it was decided that a joint conference of these authorities be held at Flint at the end of September. LION BREWERY COMPANY.—The employes and tenants of the Chester Lion Brewery Company held their annual pic-nic at the Eastham Gardens on Wednesday. Among the many amusements provided for them were the ventriloquial entertainment by Mr. George Leper, the wonderful snake charming and exhibition of alligator training by Miss Xema, and the marvellous performance of Menotti on the high telephone wire. Among those present wereMessrs.T. Montgomery (managingdirector), J. W. Montgomery (director), W. H. Blunt, (secretary), Bradley (solicitor), Lord (auditor), Wall, Phillips, Lovelady, Spanbury, Mills, Hartigan, Walker, Kendal, &c. Out-door sports were freely indulged in by the company, accom- panied by the bands of H.M.S. Ackbar and the resident ochestra of the gardens. After a most enjoyable day the Liverpool contingent returned by the nine o'clock boat, and the Chester con- tingent by wagonette to Chester. CHARGES OF MISAPPROPRIATING TRUST MONEY.—At Sandbach, on Wednesday, Elisha Lees, formerly a member of the Sandbach Local Board, and at one time surveyor to the Local Board, &c., was charged with misappropriating two sums of trust money, amounting to JE750. Mr. Blankisten appeared for the public prose- cutor. The evidence shewed that the prisoner had been co-trustee under settlements belonging to two families of the name of Bagnall, of Stafford, and Southern. In Bagnall's case he represented that he had invested £250 in some property in Chapel-street, Sandbach, on mort- gage to a Mr. Wright, of Foden's Foundry. Mr. Wright was called, and denied that he ever had any money from the prisoner, or that he ever possessed property in Chapel-street. In the next case the prisoner had represented that he had invested J6500 in property on Sandbach Heath. This was similarly false.—Accused was committed to the assizes on both charges. THE BURGLARY AT A CHESHIRE INN.—On Monday, at the Northwich Police Court, William Stubbs, labourer, of Nether Peover, near Knutsford, was charged that he, in com- pany with Thomas Webb and Thomas Ash, who have already been committed for trial, broke into the Crown Inn, Peover, on the 11th inst., and stole 17s., a jar containing two quarts of Irish whisky, a bottle of special Scotch, bottles of Bass's beer, ginger beer, &c. When Webb and Ash were brought before the Northwich bench on Thursday last, the prisoner Stubbs deposed that the former spent the night with him at his house. Since then Ash had made a voluntary statement, in which he asserts that Stubbs organised the burglary, entered the cellar, and handed the articles to the other prisoners. Ash further stated that the empty bottles were broken and thrown into pits. On Saturday Constable Millington dragged several pits between Peover and Holmes Chapel, with the result that be obtained a number of bottles, which have been identified as the property of the landlord of the Crown. The two-gallon jar is said to have been thrown into a deep pit, and in trying to recover it the constable was taken over the head. The prisoner was remanded until Thursday.

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