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THE TIME AND THE MAN.

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A legacy of £ 50 has just been received by the Church Army under the will of the late Miss Maria Tippinge, of Davenport Hall, Congleton. The money will be devoted to the society's Labour Homes among the outcast. Mr. Robert Yerburgh, M.P., and Mrs. Yer- burgh have returned from Switzerland to Wood- fold Park, Blackburn, and go to Scotland next week. Mr. Yerburgh, our readers will rejoice to learn, has returned from the Continent in perfectly restored health. It wa& expected that Mr. J. Herbert Lewis, M.P., would be in attendance at a meeting oi the Flint Town Council last (Tuesday) evening to receive the freedom of the borough, in accor- dance with a resolution of the Council passed some time ago. Mr. Gladstone recently lost a. wealthy relative. This was Mrs. Elizabeth Gladstone, the widow of Mr. Thomas Steuart Gladstone, of Capenoch. The inventory of her personal estate has just been lodged with the Sheriff-Clerk of Dumfries- shire, and the gross value has been placed at £ 80,77a CHESTER. COMMERCIAL TRAVELLERS AND MR. YEBBOEflH, M.P.—At the quarterly meeting of the Chester and North Wales Commercial Travellers' Association, held at the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, on Saturday evening, Mr. J. G. Hardie (president) in the chair, the following resolution was unanimously passed:—" That the hearty thanks of this association be accorded to our esteemed member, Mr. R. A. Yerburgh, M.P., for the great service he has rendered the public and the commercial body in securing the appointment of the Special Parliamentary Commission to inquire into the money-lending question." Lord Ormonde has arrived at Kilkenny Castle after a long cruise round about Norway with the Duke of Sutherland. Lord and Lady Tollemacbe have left Peck- forton Castle, their place in Cheshire, to spend the shooting season at Helmingham Hall, the family seat in Suffolk. The stately old house at Helmingham, where Queen Elizabeth spent a week with Sir Lionel Tollemache in 1561, has (says to-day's World) been scarcely altered during the last three centuries. It is a quadrangular building, surrounded by terraces and a moat, which is crossed by a drawbridge. The gardens are very attractive, and the park is finely wooded. Mr. Justice Grantham has chosen the North and Soilth Wales circuit for the Autumn Assises. Prisoners only will be tried at Chester. civil business being taken at Cardiff. A marriage has been arranged, and will take place early in October, between Mr. A. Tudor Eyton, second son of Mr. Adam Eyt-on, J.P., Plasllanerchymor, near Holy well, and Miss Elsie Green, eldest daughter of the Rev. A. J. M. Green, rector of Halkyn. A marriage will shortly take place between Frank T. Wisden, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Wisden, of The Warren, Broadwater, near Worthing, and Gwendoline Mabel Lucy, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cotton, of Redebam Hall, Barstow, Surrey, and grand- daughter of the late Mr. C. B. B. Legh, of Aldington Hall, Macclesfield. SUITTDEN DEATH IN A CHESTER LOBQINO HOU&B.—Mr. E. Brassey, city coroner, has received information of the sudden death of a man naraed Thomas Joinson, a paperhanger, aged 57. The man was lodging at the Liverpool Lodging House, Lower Bridge-street, and went to bed at, half-past ten on Monday night. He woke a £ midnight and complained of pains in his chest. The landlord put a mustard plaister on decease&a chest, and Joinson said he felt relieved. He wa& found dead in bed at five o'clock yeste3day (Tuesday) morning. An inquest was held.. last night. WATKK FAMINE AT THE LACHE.—JTFR tha meeting of the Chester Rural District Council on Saturday Mr. Rowe Morris asked the clerk if he had received any reply to his letter with respect to the water supply at the LApho. Tha people in nine cottages had to carry water from pits situated half a mile itway, as they had not a spot of any kind at their houses. Five oottagea in the city boundary were j ust. iak the same fix, and he thought it was a staje. of thipgs^ that ought not to be allowed to coatlu Clerk said be had not received a.