-w- Suction Biarp. M-N" Sale" bv MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK, ROBERTS, & RICHARDSON. Aug. 25—At No 12, Foregate-street-Household Furniture, Hooks, &c. Sept. I-At the Manor, Mickle Trafford-Farming Stock and Effects Sept.—At the Auction Mart, Foregate-street— Household Furniture and Effects By MR. J. J. CUNNAH. Aug. 28—At the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester—Free- hold Property and Pasture Land at Farndon Aug. 31-At the bmithfield, Chester—Fat and Store Stock Aug. 31—At the Smithfield, Chester—Bay Horse Sept. I-At the Smithfield, Hooton—Fat and Store Stock Sept. 11—At the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester-Fully- Licensed Property at Mold. By MESSRS. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE. Sept. 4-At the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester—Land and Dwelling-Houses at Farndon, Aldford, &c. By MR. H. H. ETCHES. Sept. 8—At Clutton Lower Farm, Broxton—Shrop- shire Rams, Ewes, and Lambs By MR. J. E. DAVIES. Sept. I-At the Black Lion Hotel, Mold—Freehold Property By MESSRS. W. DEW & SON. Sept. fT-At the Plough Hotel, St. Asaph—Free- hold Farm in the Vale of Clwyd By MESSRS. W. G. PREECE & SON. Sept. 8—At Shrewsbury—Rams and Ewes By MESSRS. WM. HALL.WATERIDGE & OWEN Aug. 28—At Shrewsbury—Horses Sales fes Auction. This Day (Wednesday). Sale of Valuable Household Furniture and other Effects, at No. 12, FOREGATE STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO., have been favoured with instructions from the Exors of the late J. J. Burton, Esq., to SELL BY AUCTION, on WEDNESDAY, the 25th of August, 1897, commencing at 11 o'clock a.m. punctually, the whole of the excellent HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE, linen and blankets; about 300 volumes of choice books, gas cooking stove, and other effects. N.B.—Catalogues may be had from the Auc- tioneers, Messrs. CHURTON, ELPHICK, ROBERTS, and RICHARDSON, Chester. Important Sale of Choice Dairy Cows and Heifers, Bulls, Young Stock, Horses, Fat Sheep and Calves, Poultry, Hay, Garden Produce, Trap and Harness, Implements of Husbandry, Depasturage of 32 acres, Dairy Vessels, excellent Household Furniture and other Effects, at the MANOR, MICKLE TRAFFORD, near CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. have been favoured with instructions from Mr. John Beech, to SELL BY AUCTION, on WEDNES- DAY, the 1st September, 1897, the whole of the above-mentioned STOCK AND EFFECTS. Catalogues may be obtained from the Auc- TIONEERS. AUCTION MART, FOREGATE-STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. will .J..f hold their next SALE of Miscellaneous FURNITURE & EFFECTS about the middle of September. PUDDINGTON HALL ESTATE. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. beg _A*tL to announce that at the Sale by Auction, and since privately, FARMS and LAJvD to the value of £.35,000, have been disposed of, and the remaining portion are for SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY. On Saturday Next. FARNDON, CHESHIRE. ALTERATION OF DATE OF SALE. Important Sale of Valuable FREEHOLD RESI- DENTIAL PROPERTY and OLD PASTURE LAND. MR. J. J. CUNNAH wiU SELL BY AUCTION at the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, on SATUR- DAY, the 23th day of August, 1897, at 3 o'clock p.m. prompt, in one or more Lots as may be decided at the time of sale and subject to conditions to be then produced— The Valuable Detached Freehold DWELLING- HOUSE, pleasantly situated close to the river Dee, abutting on and having a freutag" to the main street in Farndon, and in the occupation of Dr. Thelwell, containing entrance hall, three enter- taining-rooms, eight bedrooms, kitchen, scullery, larder, wash-house, with usual out-offices. Also the ornamental garden in front and the kitchen garden at the rear, together with the range of stabling, coach-house, piggeries, &c.and also About 11 Acres of Excellent OLD PASTURE LAND, overlooking the river Dee, with entrance from the main street and an occupation road. For plan and further particulars apply to the AUCTIONEER; Mr. H. S. WHALLKY, Surveyor; or to MESSRS. ROYLE St REYNOLDS, Solicitors, all of Chester. On TUESDAY NEXT, at the SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR. JOHN J. CUNNAH will hold his Weekly Sale of Fat and Store CATTLE, SHEEP, PIGS, and CALVES. Sale to commence with Cattle at Eleven o'clock prompt. Entries respectfully solicited. To be Sold to Settle a Dispute. On TUESDAY NEXT, August 31, 1897, at the SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR. JOHN J. CUNNAH will SELL BY AUCTION, at Two o'clock punctually, a BAY HORSE, 5 years old, about 16hds. lin. Auction Offices :—Grosvenor Chambers, Chester, August 21st, 1897. On WEDNESDAY NEXT. MR. J. J. CUNNAH will hold his WEEKLY SALE of Fat and Store CATTLE, SHEEP, PIUd, and CALVES, at the SMITHFIELD, HOOTON, at One o'clock prompt. Entries respectfully solicited. Preliminary Notice of Sale of Valuable Fully- Licensed Premises situate at MOLD. MR. JOHN J. CUNNAH will SELL BY AUCTION at the Grosvenor Hotel, Cheater, on SATURDAY, September 11th, 1897, at Three o'clock prompt— All that FULLY LICENSED PROPERTY, known as The Bowling Green Hotel,' situate at the corner of Wrexham-street and Cemetery-road. For further particulars apply to JOHN B. MARS TON, Esq., Solicitor, Mold; or to the Auc HONKER, Grosvenor Chambers, Chester. JOHN A. LYON AUCTIONEER, ESTATE AGENT, PRACTICAL LAND SURVEYOR & VALUER (Agent for the Linen Hall Estate). 23 Years' practical experience in Sale and Valua- tion of every description of property. Valuer for Hotel and Inn Change of Tenancy. Sales conducted. Cash settlements with Vendors at olose of Sale. Furniture stored in dry lock-up rooms. OFFICES 7, ST. WERBURGH-ST., & LINEN- HALL. CHESTER. FLINTSHIRE, NORTH WALES. Important Sale of a Freehold Country Reaidence, known as BODDERWEN, with 18! acres of fine old Pasture Land thereto belonging, situate about 1 mile from the town of Mold, on the main road leading from Mold to Hawarden; also 8 Dwelling-Houses and 2 Shops.situate inWrexham- street and Stanley-street, in the town of Mold. MR. J. E. DAVIES has received instructions to Offer for SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at the Black Lion Hotel, Mold, on WEDNESDAY, the 1st day of September, 1897, at 3.30 p.m. punctually, subject to conditions to be then pro- duced, the undermentioned Valuable FREEHOLD PROPERTY, in the following or such other Lots as may be determined upon at the time of Sale, viz:— LOT 1.—All that Freehold COUNTRY RESI- DENCE, known as pleasantly situate about one mile from the town of Mold, in the couiity of Flint, on the main road leading from Mold to Hawarden, to which this Lot has an exten- sive frontage, together with the Shrubbery, Garden, Outbuildings, and 18a. 2r. Op. of fine old Pasture Land, or thereabouts. The Vendors are also entitled to certain undi- vided parts or shares, amounting together to one-eighth part of the whole, of the Royalty on Mines of Coal, if any, in Lot 1; and also in certain adjoining Lands containing about 18a. lr.38p. or thereabouts called M YNYDD BYCHAN, a plan of which will be produced at the Sale. These parts or shares will pass to the purchaser of Lot 1. The House has the following accommodation :— Frout hall, dining, drawing, and morning- rooms, kitchens, laundry, nine bed and dressing- rooms, bath-room, and w.c., with enclosed yard and outbuildings. Ths Garden is walled in on three sides. There is also a Lawn and Shrubbery. The Land is very fertile old Pasture, having a good depth of soil There is a pool of water on the property. The Land is now held in hand by the Repre- sentatives of the late Mr. Griffith Jones, the House being at present unoccupied. LoT 2.—All that Valuable Block of Freehold PTiOPEitTY, comprising the Five Dwelling- Houses and Two Shops, with the Appurtenances thereto belonging, being Nos. 81,83, 85, 87, and 89, situate in Wrexham-street, in the town of Mold aforesaid, in the occupation of Messrs. Edward 'Roberts a.nd others. Also the Three Dwelling- Houses, with the Appurtenance, being Nos. 3, 5, and 7, situate in Stanley-street, in the town of Mold, in the occupation of Messrs. G. H. Wheldon and others. Gross annual rental of this Lot, JE90 6s. Further particulars may be obtained from Messrs. KELLY, KEENE & Co., Solicitors, Mold; or from the AUCTIONEER, 11, Wrexham-street, Mold. Sales by Auction. On Saturday, September 4th, 1897. FARNDON, CHUBTON-BY-ALDFORD, AND SAIGHTON. In the County of Chester. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION. BY MESSRS. PICKERING & NIGHTINGALE, JjLt- at the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, 4th September, 1897, at 2.30 p.m. prompt, in the following or other Lots, and sub- ject to conditions of sale to be then produced, Valuable Freehold LANDS and DWELLING- HOUSES. LOT 1.—All that Piece of LAND, containing 8 acres or thereabouts, situated in Brewery-lane, in the Township of Farndon, in the County of Chester, with a wooden cattle shed with slated roof, in the occupation of Mr. Albert Lowe. LOT 2.—All that Piece of LAND, adjoining the last lot, and containing 7a. Or. 30p. or thereabouts, in the occupation of Mr. Albert Lowe. LOT 3.-All that Piece of LAND, containing 4 acres, situate in Brewery-lane, in the Township of Farndon, in the occupation of Mr. Albert Lowe. LOT 4.—All that Piece of MEADOW LAND, containing 4a. 3r. 2p., or thereabouts, situate in Townfield-lane, in the Township of Farndon, in the occupation of Mr. Albert Lowe. LOT 5.—All that Piece of MEADOW LAND, containing 13a. 2r., or thereabouts, known as Big Filkins Hays,' with a brick-built and slated shed thereon, situate at King's Marsh, in the Township of Farndon, in the occupation of Mr. Allwood. LOT 6.—All that Brick-built and Thatched DWELLING-HOUSE, with Outbuildings, garden (well stocked with fruit trees) and croft, the whole surrounded by a massive stone wall, situate at Church-lane, in the Township of Farndon, in the occupation of Mrs. Brassey. LOT 7.-All those Three DWELLING-HOUSES, with Shop, Outbuildings, and large Gardens, well stocked with fruit trees, situate in the Township of Farndon, adjoining the Broxton and Farndon highway road, in the occupations of Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Youd, and Mr. Price. LOT 8.—All that Piece of LAND, oontaining 2 roods or thereabouts, situate at Churton-by- Farndon, fronting Stannage-lane, in the occupation of Mr. Fred. Thomas. LOT 9.—All those Six Brick-built and Slated DWELLING-HOUSES, with large gardens well stocked with fruit trees, situate at Churton-by- Aldford, fronting the Chester and Farndon highway road, in the occupation of Mrs. White- head and others. LoT 10.—All those Six Brick-built and Slated DWELLING:HOUSES, with pigstyes, shippon, and other buildings, and capital gardens stocked with fruit trees, and small croft, adjoining the Chester and Farndon highway road, situate at Churton-by-Aldford, in the occupation of Mr. Cooper and others. LOT 11.—All that Valuable Piece of Freehold BUILDING LAND, containing 3 acres or there- abouts, with frontage to the Chester and Farndon highway road, situate at Churton-by-Aldford, lately in the occupation of the late Thomas Parker, deceased. LOT 12.—All that Valuable Piece of LAND, containing 4r. Or. 1p. or thereabouts, situate in the township of Saighton, on the east side of the road leading from Huntington to Saighton, in the occu- pation of Mr. Bode. For plans and particulars apply to the AUC- TIONEERS, St. Werburgh-street, or to MESSRS. BARKER & ROGERSON, Solicitors, 12, White Friars, Chester. REGISTERED SHROPSHIRE SHEEP. CLUTTON LOWER FARM, within half-a-mile from Broxton Station. J. H. Leche, Esq., Carden Park, has instructed MR. H. H. ETCHES to SELL BY AUCTION, IVt as above, on WEDNESDAY, September 8th, 1897— 77 Pure-bred SHROPSHIRE RAMS, EWES, and LAMBS. Sale at Two o'clock. Full particulars, with pedigrees, in catalogues, to be obtained from J. H. LECHE, Esq., Carden Park, Chester; the Egerton Arms, Broxton; or the AUCTIONEER, Whitchurch, Salop. NORTH WALES.—VALE OF CLWYD. Sale of a Valuable Convenient and Freehold Farm. MESSRS. W. DEW & SON will OFFER FOR J3JL SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at the Plough Hotel, St. Asaph, on FRTDA Y, September 17th, at 3-30— The FREEHOLD FARM of GLANCLWYD, comprising about 34 acres, situate close to St. Asaph, having a frontage to the famous river Clwyd, being situate in the midst of a good sport- ing and fishing locality. Particulars and plan of sale of Mr. A. STUART MILES, Solicitor, Tenbury; or of the Auc- TIONEERS, as above. 1,250 SHROPSHIRES. THE GREAT PRACTICAL FLOCKMASTERS' SALE AT SHREWSBURY, ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH. THE BREEDERS' 99TH GREAT ANNUAL SALE will comprise upwards of 1,250 GRAND RAMS AND EWES. From the most Practical and Noted Breeders in the district, by MESSRS. W. G. PBEECE & SON, ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8TH. 12* The Sale has proved to be the most popular Sale of the year, and its success has been generally acknowledged. SPECIAL NOTICE. All Flockmasters should attend this, the best opportunity for obtaining practical and high-class types of the true Shropshire. 250 CLUN& CROSS-BRED EWES included. Every assistance to Buyers. Sheep trucked free. Sale to commence 10-0 to a minute. Catalogues, etc., from W. G. PREECS & SON, Shrewsbury. On Saturday Next, Aug. 28th, 1897. "I QA VALUABLE HORSES.—At SHREWS- lOU BURY, RAVEN HOTEL REPOSI- TORY (the property of County Gentlemen and Farmers), to be SOLD BY AUCTION, at the MONTHLY HORSE MART for Shropshire and North Wales, on SATURDAY NEXT, Aug. 28th, 1897, including Hunters, Hacks, Harness Horses, Cobs, Ponies, Agricultural, Dray, and Van Horses. Full particulars in Catalogues on application. N.B.—No dealing transacted by any member of the firm, who act solely as agents between Vendors and Purchasers. WILLIAM HALL, WATERIDGE, & OWEN, Auctioneers (acting solely as agents). GOVERNMENT BELL JL JDJJ3I TENTS, made of the very best white waterproof canvas, hardly soiled, 40ft. circumference, 10ft. high. With poles, pegs, runners, lines, mallet and bag all complete. Very adaptable for Cricket, Tennis, Lawns, Bathing, Dressing, Camping out, Boating, Volunteers, Ac. Cost .£6 each. Will send any number for 24/- each. Carriage Paid. Can be sent on approval. Two just supplied Buckingham Palace. Catalogues of Marquees, Ac., Free. ANDREW POTTER, Tent Works, Wolverhampton. j&tmes tojfre £ ent. MONEY LENT ON NOTE OF HAND JJLL ALONE, Without Fees, Costs, or Sureties, Repayable by Instalments or in one sum. SPECIAL TERMS TO FARMERS. Farmers requiring Money to increase their stock or to pay rent will find it to their advantage to write to me for terms before applying elsewhere. ALAN LLOYD, 29, PRINCESS-ST., MANCHESTER. 8 AGAINST ACCIDENT, FIRE, OR THEFT, Up to £10 for 7/6, JE15 for 10/ £20 for 12/6; and Insure against PERSONAL ACCIDENTS WHILST RIDING, IN THE National Cycle & Motor Car Insurance Co., LIMITED, 33, KING WILLIAM STREET, LONDON. THE IMPROVEMENT OF LANDED ESTATES. THE LAND, LOAN, AND ENFRANCHISE- MENT COMPANY. (Incorporated by Special Act of Parliament). ADVANCES MONEY to LANDOWNERS for the Erection of Farm Buildings, Farm Labourers*, Artisans', and Miners Cottages; Drainage, Water Supply, Road-making, and for the general Improvement of Land, including its development for Building purposes. Also for alterations and additions to Mansions, Stables, and Outbuildings, on Settled Estates, including their Sanitary Improvement and Electric Lighting. Advances can also be made for the Construction of Railways under the Light Railways Act. The amount borrowed being charged on the property benefited, and repaid by way of annuity. No investigation of title is necessary. Prospectus, forms, and further particulars may be obtained at the Company's offices. EDWIN GARROD, Secretary, No. 22, Great George-street, Westminster, S.W. GEORGE DAY IMPORTS ALL THE BEST, BRANDS OF HAVANA CIGARS. SINGLE BOXES AT WHOLESALE PRICES. Real Imported Havanas, from 21/- per 100. HIGHEST QUALITY. LOWEST RATES. EVERYTHING OF THE BEST. AGENT FOR BARLING'S 7 LOEWE'S ) PIPES- EASTGATE STREET, CHESTER. Telegrams GRATITUDE, Liverpool.' Telephone (Central): No. 6,830. ALMOND & COBB, WHOLESALE AND EXPORT PAPER-HANGINGS MERCHANTS, 137, DALE STREET, LIVERPOOL. Lignomur, Lincrusta Walton, Anaglypta, Cordelova, also Japanese and other High-Class Decorations supplied. DONALD ALMOND, ROBT. COBB, Late Manager and Secretary respectively of Dean & Co., Ltd. WRIGHT'S "FTairdressing ROOMS. Electric Power Hair Brushing. AT THE REMBRANDT GALLERY, IN CASTLE-ST., LIVERPOOL, DUNTHORNE & BROWN GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE RESTORATION of OLD PICTURES, PRINTS and DRAWINGS, and the REPAIRING and REGILDING of FRAMES. OLD MEZZOTINT ENGRAVINGS and COLOURED PRINTS PURCHASED. ON VIEW. PORTFOLIOS of Recently Published ETCH- INGS, and MEZZOTINT ENGRAVINGS. HE ECONOMIC BANK, LIMITED, 34, OLD BROAD-STREET, LONDON, E.C. 2 Interest allowed on Deposits, repayable on demand, on all sums up to R5W. 2 on minimum quarterly balance of current accounts when not drawn below £ 15. Cheques can be drawn for sums under Xl. All funds invested under the Trust Investment Act, or in Colonial Government Securities. No charge for keeping accounts. SAMUEL GURNEY MASSEY, Managing Trustee. NION CREDIT BANK, LIMITED. (ESTABLISHED 1838.) Head Office: 38, RENSHAW-ST., LIVERPOOL. ADVANCES made at unusual low rates upon personal security, deeds, shares, life policies, &c. Repayable by instalments or in one sum. Full particulars on application personally or by letter. D R. SCOTT'S pILLS The Safest Medicine. Mild but Effectual. D R. s COTT'S pILLS Contain the finest drugs that can be procured. D R. SCOTT'S pILLS Cure Sick Headaches and Nervous Depression. D R. SCOTT'S pILLS Cure IlJdigestion and Restore the Appetite. D R. SCOTT'S pILLS Strengthen and invigorate the whole Nervous System. D R. SCOTT'S JPILLS The best Family Aperient Medicine and Blood Purifier. D R. SCOTT'S pILLS Can be taken at any time without danger from wet or cold. D R. JgCOTT'S pILLS Should be kept at hand by all Heads of households, to resort to on any slight occasion of ailing on the part of those under their charge, as by paying attention to the regular action of the Stomach, Liver, and Bowels. many a severe illness is avoided or mitigated. They will be found in slight cases by a single dose to restore health to the body, with a happy frame of mind. D R. SCOTT'S pILLS Are prepared only by W. LAKBEBT, 173, SEYMOUR PLACE, London, W. Do not be persuaded by anyone to buy any other Medicine instead, but insist on having the right thing, which is wrapped in a square green package. JgENZINE COLLAS.—Ask for Collas. CLEANS GLOVES.—CLEANS DRESSES. CLEANS GLOVES.—CLEANS DRESSES. CLEANS GLOVES.—CLEANS DRESSES. JgENZINE COLLAS.—Buy Collas. REMOVES TAR, OIL.-PAINT, GREASE. REMOVES TAR, OIL,—PAINT, GREASE. FROM FURNITURE,—CLOTH, &c. DO NOT BUY COMMON BENZINE. See the word COLLAS on the Label and Cap. Which is the original Extra Refined. After using, it becomes quite odourless. JgENZINE COLLAS.—Ask for Collas Preparation and take no other. Sold everywhere, 6d., Is., & Is. 6d. per Bottle. Agents: J. SANGER & SONS, 2, Winsley-street, Oxford-street, W. ELLIS'S TABLE p WATERS. I am of opinion that Ellis's Soda and Potass Waters are most excellent, and confidently recommended them. The Water is of exquisite organic purity. l"he quality of the Gas is excellent. J. A. Wanklyn, M.R.C.S., Prof. of Chem. Well charged with Gas. Quite free from lead, ammonia, and organic matter: clear, palatable, and in every respect of the very best quality for drinking." Percy F. Frankland, B.Sc., F.C.S. CAUTION.—See that the bottle labels and the corks bear the marks R. Ellis and Son, Buthin' and the Goat on Shield' Trade Mark. None Genuine without. London Agents BBST & SONS, 22, Henrietta-street, W. Local Agents: J. BOWEDUTTON & SONS, Bridge st. BoLE A HT^R VflQ • B. ELLIS ft SON, Buthin, North Wales
DIARY OF COMING ENGAGEMENTS. Aug. 25, 3[c.—' A Night Out' at the Royalty Theatre. 25.-Christleton Flower Show. 11 26.-Cheater Cattle Fair. 28.-Cheshire Agricultural Show at Crewe. 31.-Chester Board of Guardians. 31.-Cheshire, Shropshire, and North Wales Farmers' Supply Association-General Meeting.
THE GENTLE ANARCHIST. Sunday's meeting of Anarchists in Trafalgar Square was a demonstration of the high-water mark of British liberty of speech. It was truly remarked by one of the speakers that in no other country in Europe would such a public meeting have been tolerated, and the query naturally rises to one's lips whether we are not exceeding the bounds of toleration in per- mitting assemblages of this sort to take place in our crowded metropolis. It is stated that the authorities of Scotland Yard, before con- senting to the holding of the meeting, exacted the promise that no reference should be made to the murder of the Spanish Premier. If this report be correct, the men responsible for the demonstration failed conspicuously, for the assassination was evidently too tempting a theme to be passed over in silence, and one orator, an Irishman, played on the feelings of his audience by describing the murder as an 'execution,' and the execution of the assassin as a murder.' The principal aim of the organisers of the meeting seems to have been to disavow Anarchic tendencies, while the bulk of the speakers pointedly proclaimed their revolutionary principles, one of them actually commencing his address by declaring three times over I am an Anarchist." It would be difficult to find a bolder or clearer exposition of Anarchy than appeared in this same speaker's contribution to the oratory. The propaganda of Anarchy," he said, was not merely that of exploding bombs, but the spread of knowledge, until political govern- ment was no longer required. When the last of the tortures, and all kinds of political governments had died away, then, and only then, would the last explosion and the last reply of Anarchy die away also." It makes an Englishman's blood boil to think that we should permit men to assemble in London to spread such pernicious doctrines broadcast. We would not tolerate for an instant a meeting called for the purpose of educating the youth of the country in the principles of burglary or highway robbery, and yet we allow these miscreants, whose sole object in life is the subversion of all established government by means of wholesale murder, to strut on the platform, and disgrace an English Sunday by spreading their pestilential ideas among peaceable and law-abiding people. The impor- tation of pauper aliens in their thousands into England is deplorable enough; the importation of foreign. criminals of the deepest dye is a vastly more serious problem. Sooner or later, if matters progress at their present pace, our Government will be called upon to devise some sure means of stopping the flow of this dangerous element into our country, and prevent England from being the receptacle of all the political sewage of the Continent.
PERFIDIOUS LANCASHIRE. The Lancashire sea fishery gentlemen are determined to wrest the Dee estuary from us at all costs. This is the conclusion to be drawn from Monday's meeting at Preston, which will be found fully reported in another column. The odds against our northern neighbours are heavy indeed. In the first place no attempt was made at Monday's meeting to meet the apparently conclusive objection raised by the TOWN CLERK of Chester at the last meeting of the Town Council. Mr. SAM. SMITH then drew attention to clause 12 of the Sea Fisheries Regulation Act, which states that no sea fisheries district shall extend into the estuary of any salmon river. The Cheshire County Council, the Chester Town Council, and the Dee Fishery Board are dead against the proposal, and we may safely take it as a foregone conclusion that the Flintshire County Council will not be a jot less active in its resistance. With these four bodies in opposition, it is hard to see how Lancashire can hope to prosecute its grabbing policy with success. If further evidence against the scheme were required, it is furnished by a very pertinent letter which we publish to-day from the Rev. C. WOLLEY DOD to the effect that at the recent Chester Con- ference where the scheme of the Western Sea Fisheries Committee was discussed, the CHAIR- MAN (himself a Lancashire representative) gave the distinct assurance that no invasion of the Dee estuary was contemplated on the part of Lancashire. It was only on the strength of this solemn undertaking that the Cheshire representatives withdrew their opposition to the scheme, and it was the same pledge that influenced the Cheshire County Council to agree to contribute to the costs. That was in the middle of May, and now before August is out we see Lan- cashire by a flagrant breach of faith attempting to annex practically the whole estuary of the Dee. By a side wind the opposition -of Cheshire was silenced, for the time being, and now, having got their inch, the Lancashire re- presentatives seek to obtain their ell by some- thing that almost warrants the description of a trick. No explanation is vouchsafed of the extension of the district up the Dee, and people who do not go minutely into the details of the scheme might assume that Cheshire had at the May conference consented to the inclusion of the estuary in the Lancashire district. This is a point which Lancashire has yet to explain it is a point also which must be brought prominently to the front when the Board of Trade inquiry comes on. With Mr. A. T. WRIGHT'S attitude at the Preston meeting we cannot conceal our dis- appointment. although it would be affectation on our part to express surprise. Mr. WRIGHT gravely informed the meeting that those mem- bers of the Cheshire County Council who had considered the subject were in accord with the proposals of the Lancashire Committee.' If we were to enquire who are the members who have 'considered the subject' in Mr. WRIGHT'S estimation, we should in all probability discover that it is only Mr. WRIGHT himself who has considered the subject. How he has arrived at this extraordinary conclusion we are, of course, unable to d3termine, but the only charitable explanation to be placed upon this re- markable speech is that Mr. WRIGHT con- siders he has all his County Council at his back simply because he himself has not properly and fully studied the question. It is an open insult to Mr. JOHN THOMPSON, for instance, to say that he has not given this question his full consideration, and everybody knows that Mr. THOMPSON is utterly opposed to Lancashire's encroachment. Perhaps Mr. WRIGHT would be bold enough to say also that Mr. WOLLEY DOD has not studied the matter thoroughly, but when the impending investigation arrives, perhaps the member for New Brighton will discover to his cost that the recalcitrant Cheshire members are not only perfectly versed in the bearings of the problem, but are likewise equally capable of explaining their views before the Board of Trade. All through this con- troversy Mr. WRIGHT has betrayed a singular sympathy for Lancashire, as against the county he represents, and perhaps from his long business association with Liverpool he has come unconsciously to believe that Lancashire, like the KING, can do no wrong. He endeavours, as Lancashire advocates have done before him, to confuse the issue by asserting that it is only the Dee Salmon Board that resist this invasion. Now, to begin with, there is no Dee Salmon Board as such. The Dee Fishery Board have the charge of the salmon, and the sea fish in the estuary as well. The Board entertain no apprehensions regarding the salmon, because they know that nothing that Lancashire can do will interfere with their jurisdiction as a salmon authority. What they do fear, and fear with just reason, is that Lancashire will succeed in establishing herself in control of the sea fishery in the whole estuary of the Dee. The allegations advanced by Mr. WRIGHT that the bye-laws in the Dee estuary are being evaded, and that the Dee Fishery Board have not a sufficient staff of bailiffs to effectively watch the sea fishery, are perfectly new to us. If Mr. WRIGHT had any ground for making these accusations, why did he not as a member of the Cheshire County Council raise the point at a meeting of his Council, and object to paying a contribution to a Board which did not properly carry out its duties ? We hope the aspersion cast upon the Dee Board will not be lost sight of, and that the member for New Brighton will receive his answer at the next meeting of the fishery authority. With the solitary exception of Mr. WRIGHT'S statement, we have no evidence of any laxity in the super- vision of the Dee sea fisheries, nor of under- manning on the staff of the river police. So far as the results go, they shew a wonderful improvement in the sea fishery under the control of the Board, which is the best proof available. Any accusation of undermanning, however, comes with an ill grace from Lancashire, whose miserly programme of police supervision we all know so well. Lancashire's idea of effective police supervision consists in two cutters to patrol the coast-line from Cardigan Bay to the Mersey; Cheshire's idea is one cutter for the Dee estuary alone. We leave unbiassed readers to form their own conclusion as to which body is likely to give the most satisfactory results. From no point of view can we see how Lancashire is able to make out a shadow of a case in support of her projected invasion of the Dee, and we look forward with the utmost confidence to the forthcoming Board of Trade inquiry, if, indeed, that body does not rule that the initial objections from the local authorities interested are fatal to the application.
The correspondent who supplies ua with a report of the sad cycling accident at Gresford suggests the erection of several danger signals in that district. These would no doubt be valuable for the warning of incautious riders, but in these days, when cycling has become so general, would it not be advisable for those who undertake the exacting duty of teaching the art of bicycling to give some general advice to the novice as to judging gradients ? We cannot expect every cyclist to scan an incline with a surveyor's precision as to the exact number of inches or feet of a rise or fall, but a rider, before being trusted out alone, ought in all reason to be capable of discerning the difference between a level and an angle of forty-five degrees. The road where the un- fortunate Liverpool gentleman came to grief twists down the hillside in a precipitous course, proclaiming at a glance danger to the expe- rienced eye. If cyclists would only exercise common prudence and commonsense, they would know that when they reach the brow of a hill, and see an expansive vale stretched out beneath them, if they ride on a few yards they must inevitably descend. It seems absurd that, in this age of universal encyclopaedic knowledge possessed by every schoolboy, such a simple fact should require reiteration, yet there are numberless cyclists who think and observe so little that they would almost ride down the roof of a house, if they found them- selves on the summit, with no danger signal confronting them.
The electors of the East Ward of Saltney are not unanimous on the question of amalgamation with the city of Chester. They decided by a majority of 18 to 11, at a public meeting on Monday night, against amalgamation. Still, from remarks dropped at the meeting, there is reason to hope that, when the facts are brought fully home to the ratepayers of that district, they will see, as some of them already do, that it is to their best interests to come into the city boundary. The Hawarden District Council, under which that portion of Saltney at present exists, would apparently welcome the change as an agreeable relief. The District Council, we believe, would not seriously oppose the transfer, and, whatever may be said to the contrary, there can be no doubt that Saltney would be better looked after from a municipal point of view if it were incorporated with the city of which it already practically, if not nominally, forms a part. We are glad to note that several of the speakers at Monday night's meeting were strongly in favour of the proposal, and we trust that they will be successful in converting many of the opposition to their views. Saltney requires improved sanitation, and Chester with its large resources is the proper authority to afford these improvements. This may be used in the city as an argument for letting Saltney severely alone, because it is no great prize. It would be a sufficient reason, if Chester were proceeding on the narrow, selfish lines of annexing all the fattest, best drained and paved portions 9f the suburbs, but although that reproach has been cast at us in the case of Hoole, it is an unworthy aspersion. Chester is not proceeding on these narrow lines, and the proposed inclusion of Saltney is the best refutation of the allegation that we are seeking to absorb Hoole simply because it is in an admirable state of repair.
CHESTER CATHEDRAL. The Choir holidays began on Monday, August 9th, and from that date until Saturday, August 28th, the choral services on week-days will be suspended. The daily services will be said at the usual hour. The choral services will be resumed at evensong on Saturday, August 28th. SATURDAY, AUG. 28TH.-Morning, 4.15: Service, Col- borne in A; anthem,' How lovely are Thy dwellings fair* (Spohr). SUNDAY, AUG. 29TH (Eleventh Sunday after Trinity).— Morning, 8.0 Holy Communion. 10.30: Service, Stainer in A; anthem 0 pray for the peace' (Moreira) iutroit, 211; Kyrie and Credo, Stainer in A preacher, the Canon in Residence. Evening, 3 30: Service, Stainer in A; anthem My Hope' and Awake Thou' (Stainer); hymn, 18. 6.30: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis to chants; processional hymn, 294; hymns, 232, 534, 27; preacher, the Bev. W. H. L. Cogswell, D.D.
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.
nTurinrn-nnnnu »■ CHESTER TRAINING COLLEGE SCIENCE AND ART RESULTS. + The following are the results of the examina- tion recently held:— EWIMENTABY PHYSIOGRAPHY.—Pass Andrew, Jones, Mitchell, Armitstead, AnteII, Bennett, Collinge, Cookson, Denton, Field, Fisber, Foxcroft, Goodwin, Graham, Hardman, Hind ley, James, Knight, Lightfoot, P. Morris, G. Nelson, R. Parkinson, Smith, Southworth, F. Thomas, Watson, and Witter. Fair C. Davies, Raine, J. Davis, Derbyshire, Moore, and Tasker. Fxi;lur"; none. ADVANCED PHYSIOGRAPHY.—Class I. Auty* Axson, Bovvna&s, Chadwick, Jackson, Lace, Ma/lin, Miller, Morris, Moser, Nelson, Parkinson, Pil- kington, ProfiSitt, Shaw, Shone, Warburtani. Webster, Wilson, Woodall, Worth, Alcock, Bo.-tev Borland, Camps, Carruthers, Daiatith, Dixo'Sy Dunckley, t'ieldiug, Gee, Harper, Horrocks, Ken- nedy, Lowe, Marrason, Mercer, Porter, Snaith, and E. Thomas. Class TI. Blissett, Booth, Ellerton, Holloway, Keeley, King, Mandrell, Minshull, Parr, Keece, Torbitt, Wilkinson, Millward, Shimmin, Swift, Tennis wood, Tyson, and Walmsley. Failures t None. ELEMENTARY SOUND.-Pass: Mitchell, Alcock, Armistead, Bone, Borland, Campe, Cookson, Field, Hardman, Harper, James, Kennedy, Lowe, Marrison, G. Nelson, R. Parkinson, and E. Thomas. Fair Armstrong, C. Davies, Maddrell, Shone, Torbitt, Collinge, Denton, Derbyshire, Dixon, Gee, Graham, Horrocks, Millward, P. Norris, Shimmin, Snaith, Southworth, Tasker, F*. Thomas Walmsley, Watson, and Witter. Failures': Seven. ADVANCED SOUND.-Clase I. Axson, Blissett, Booth, Brown, Edwards, Lace, Morris, Moser, Webster, and Fisher. Class II. i Bownass, Chad- wick, EUerton, Entwistle, Grosvenor, Hodgkin- son, Holloway, Jackson, Keeley, King, Miller, Minshull, Nelson, Parkinson, Parr, Pilkington, Proffitt, Raine, Shaw, Warburton, Wilson, Wood, Woodall, Worth, and Foxcroft. Failures: None. THEORETICAL MECHANICS ELEMENTARY FLUIDS.—Pass Porter. ELEMENTARY SOLIDS.-Pa.ss Edwards, Hodg- kinson, Wood, Arnell, Daintith, Dunckley, Field- ing, Mercer and Tinniswood. Failures None. ADVANCED SOLIDS.-Cl"s 2: Auty and Ent- wistle. Failures: Three SCIENCE, SUBJECT I.-Pass: Armstrong, Auty, Booth, Chadwick, C. Davies, E. Davies, Edwards, Ellerton, Entwistle, Hodgkinson, Holloway,Keeley, Lace, Maddrell, Malin, Miller, Minshull, Mitchell, Moser, J. Parkinson, Parr, Shaw, Shone, Torbitt, Webster, Wilkinson, Wood, Worth, Armistead, Carruthers, Dainteth, Dunckley, Fielding Goodwin, Graham, Hindley, Knight, Lofthouse Marrison, Mercer, Moore, Nelson, Porter, Smith, Southworth, E. Thomas, and Tyson. Fair: Andrew, Bownass, Grosvenor, King, Pilkington, Profitt, Raine, Reece, Woodall, Arnell, Borland, Collenge, Cookson, Gee, James, Lowe, Millward, R. Parkinson, and Tinniswood. Failures Four. FREEHAND.—Class L Malin, W. Nelson, Shaw, J. Davies, and Swift. Class It. Chadwick, Ellerton, Jackson, King, Webster, Bolland, Dixon, Dunckley, Gee, Hindley, James, P. Morris, Smith, and Walmsley. Failures 23. MODEL.—Class I. Andrew, Axson, Booth, C. Davies, Ellerton, King, Lace, Miller, G. Morris, Parr, Pilkington, Proffitt, Reece, Shaw, Warburton, Armistead, Arnell, Dunckley, James, Smith, Southworth, Swift, Tasker, E. Thomas, and Walmsley. Class II. Armstrong, Bownass, Chadwick, Edwards, Jones, Maddrell, Moser, J. Parkinson, Raine, Shone, Webster,. Wilson, Woodall, Worth, Carruthers, Cookson, Davis, Denton, Gee, Hindley, Horrocks, Lowe, and F„ Thomas. Failures Three. LIGHT AND SHADE.—Class I.: Proffitt, Torbitt, G. Nelson, and R.Parkinson. Class II.: Armstrong, Brown, Nelson, Webster, Alcock, Carruthers, Hardman, Lofthouse, Marrison, and Porter. Failures Twenty-nine. BLACKB OAHD.-Class I.: Auty, Brown, E. Davies, Ellerton, Maddrell, Malin, Mitchell, Torbitt, Wood, Webster, Alcock, Borland, Collinge, Fisher, Goodwin, Hardman, Kennedy, Lightfoot, Lloyd, Lofthouse, Marrison, and Witter. Class II. Andrew, Armstrong, Blissitt* Booth, Chadwick, C. Davies, Edwards, Entwistle, Hodgkinson, Keeley,/King, Lace, Miller, Minshull, Moser, J. Parkinson, Parr, Reece, Shaw, Shone, Warburton, Wilkinson, Worth, Bone, Camps, Derbyshire, Dixon, Field, Fielding, Foxcroft, Graham, Harper, Knight, Mercer, Millward, Moore, Nelson, Parkinson, Porter, Tenniswood, Tyson, and Watson. Failures Six.
DEAN HOWELL AND THE COMMERCIALS* 0 Mr. W. T. Roberts, of Erddig-road, has con- veyed to Dean Howell the following address:— To the Very Reverend the Dean of St. Davk"g. Very Reverend Sir,—We, the Commercial Travellers of the Chester and North Wales District, desire to express our hearty congratula- tions to you on the occasion of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen having selected you for the high honour of Dean of St. Davicfe. We are con- vinced that, in this year of our beloved Sovereign's Diamond Jubilee, no better earned distinction will have been bestowed on any of her Majesty's most loyal subjects. But, very reverend sir, while we thus rejoice with you at this high distinction and acknowledgment of your brilliant talents as a preacher, your ardent zeal as a Christian minister and your great success as priest and pastor of souls of all whose happiness and good fortune it has been to receive your fatherly ministrations, we ?:rieve that this high honour will take you away rom amongst a people who love you so well, and especially trom us, the commercial travellers of this district, at whose service you placed the rare gifts that Providence has endowed you with, to support us when pleading the cause of the orphan and the widow at our annual meeting. Mr. Dean, affectionately and most respectfully we ask you to accept our address, and with it our sincere con- gratulations, and to believe that our earnest prayer will always be that our God and your God will shower upon you in your new home, and for many years to come, His choicest blessings.— Signed, on behalf of the subscribers, W. T. ROBERTS. To the above address, which was beautifully illuminated, the following reply has been re- ceived:—" Deanery, St. David's, 31st July, 1897. Dear Mr. Roberts,—It was to me a great sur- prise to receive the extremely handsome address which has just reached me from the Commercial Travellers of North Wales and Chester. You had led me to expect some kind words and good wishes, but I certainly did not expect anything so artistic and truly beautiful. I am the more puzzled that I am the recipient of anything so flattering, from the fact that I am not conscious of having done you and your friends but a very trifling service. But it has not infrequently been my good luck to receive credit for what I only desired to be and to do. To live on credit is pleasant enough while it lasts; but I believe you and your friends usually expect, and rightly expect, a substantial fulfilment of fair promises. In my case I can only offer you the use of my tongue whenever I can serve your nobly benevo- lent efforts for the widow and the orphan. Charity, not only covers a multitude of sins,' but it supplies a motive which make man a miniature of his Maker. I am weary of differences, and unrestingly eager t. find points of agreements; and where shall we find them as in the sphere of philanthropy? I am just now reading the life of the saintly Philip Henry, and among many of his sentiments in which I heartily concur, I find the following:—' In those things in which all the people of God are agreed, I will spend my zeal; and wherein they differ, I will endeavour to walk according to the light that God hath given me, and charitably believe that others do so too.' Pray forgive the length of this letter, which comes from the fulness of my heart, and assure your friends of my very sincere and heartfelt gratitude. Believe me, dear Mr. Roberts, with all good wishes, ever most faithfully yours, D. HOWELL."
A CYCLING MINISTER INJURED.—A broken collar bone and some contusions were sustained by the Rev. E. R. Barrett, the minister of Norwood Congregational Church, Liverpool, through a fall from a bicycle while returning from the Aber Waterfalls, North Wales, on Friday evening. The injured gentleman is progressing favourably. END OF THE PENRHYN STRIKE.—On Saturday evening a mass meeting of the Penrhyn quarry- men was held to consider the terms of settle- ment agreed to between their leaders and Mr. Young, on behalf of Lord Penrhyn. The terms secure to the men in effect the right of com- bination, the engagement of men to work on contracts by the management and not as hitherto by contractors, and re-admission to work of all the former employes as far as possible en bloc, and not by means of individual application. Mr. W. H. Williams, the men's secretary, explained each item to the meeting, and had to reply to the most searching ques- tions by the men, who, however, unanimously resolved to accept the terms. It is not probable that work will be resumed for another fort- night.
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