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DEATH OF MRS. HAY-GORDON.…

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LIFEBOAT SATURDAY IN CHESTER. — This fixture has been postponed until Saturday, the 16th October, from September 26th, as previously announced. CHESTER CYCLE PARADE.—The annual parade in aid of the infirmary is advertised to take place on Wednesday next, and, given fine weather, promises to eclipse all previous events, both in variety of design and quantity. THE BISHOP OF ST. ASAPH'S PORTRAIT.— The portrait of the Bishop of St. Asaph, which has been subscribed tor by admirers in the diocese and outside, will be presented to him at the Diocesan Conference, at Denbigh, on Sep- tember 23. THE SAD SUICIDE AT CHESTER.—On Monday afternoon, Mrs. Griffiths, of Boston-street, Hulme, Manchester, and Mr. Adcock, also of Manchester, viewed the body of a tramp who committed suicide in Watergate Row, Chester, on Thursday midnight. It is believed to be that of James John Griffiths, Mrs. Griffiths' husband, who was parted from her ten years? ago. TERRIBLE FIGHT IN THE WELSH MOUNTAINS. —A terrible occurrence has been reported to the Flintshire police. Thomas Morris, butcher, and Robert Roberts, labourer, both of Bodfari, commenced to fight on Saturday night, and a butcher's cleaver was used in the melee with terrible effect. Morris is lying in a dangerous condition in the Denbigh Infirmary. Roberts is at home in a fearful state. The depositions of Morris are to be taken. LOCAL SUB-POSTMASTERS.—A meeting of sub- postuiasters was held in Chester on Thursday, when it was unanimously decided that a branch of the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters Association be formed for Chester and district. Mr. W. Clarke was appointed chairman, Mr. Noblet vice-chairman, Mr. Owens treasurer, and Mr. Coventry secretary. It was also "recommended that this branch be affiliated to Manchester, and be called the Manchester, Chester, and District Branch of the N.F.S.P.M. Several other questions of importance were discussed, and a second meeting will be held in a fortnight's time, when it is hoped the whole of the sub-postmasters and mistresses will be enabled to join this branch. THE COST OF THE ELECTRIC LIGHT.—A Local Government Board inquiry will be held in Chester on Thursday, September 16th, in con- sequence of the application of the Chester Town Council for sanction to borrow £20,000 for the purposes of electric lighting, £4.100 for the Purchase of land for sewage disposal, and £2.340 for the completion of the Foregate- street improvement. The Town Council have also applied for the approval of sums amouting to £4,770 received, or to be received by them, upon the sale of the corporate lands or con- solidated stock towards the cost of erecting buildings at the Cross and of purchasing the Dee Mills, and also for approval of the borrow- ing of the further sum required in respect of this expenditure. THE C.E.T.S. AND THE WIRRAL SHOW.—At the Wirral and Birkenbead Show the Liverpool ^^ocesaa branches of the C.E.T.S. &d a tent from which harvest drinks and copies or recipes were given away to visitors. On the Wednesday evening a supper was provided for 120 herdsmen, grooms, &c., who were Irs er!~ing the show. An entertainment fol- lowed, and the songs, recitations, and addresses ere greatly appreciated. The Rev. Dr. ^ogswell (rector of Wallasey), one of the Wn^y se?^et,aries of the Chester diocesan thT^;pr^<f;T^d tbere were *■«> J W 'h. secretary), the Eel. J. W. Chaplin-Wilkinson (Chester secretary) Messrs. E Crawshaw, F. L. Barber, H. Gofd- stone, and J. C. Porter, of the two societies' staffs. STRANGE FATALITY AT CHESTER.—The Citv Coroner, Mr. E. Brassey, held an inquest on at?' at the Elephant and Castle Hotel, respecting the death of Henry Hindley, aged atelegraph wireman, who died the previous ayrrom injuries he received by falling from a dder. Deceased, who lodged at the Elephant th ^tle, ascended a ladder reared against oe wall for the purpose of entering a loft. A was afterwards heard by the inmates of the „°Use* who went and found the ladder on it r'?uud> a°d Hindley lying unconscious by «enfls~ °ead being badly cut. Dr. Harrison was *ecov but .the unf°rtunate man did not "attrih,1! jnd died in a short time. Death was foun^ d concussion of the brain. The iurv MR Verd*ct °f Accidental death.' Mr. anrtGi^ADSTONB'~0n Saturday afternoon daily A .• Gladstone started out on their right inf1Ve in an open vicfcoria, taking a run of e nto Blairgowrie, passing a series of lochs visit ,onal beauty. At Blairgowrie the recop-ir aj 80 unexPecfced that few people Was the ex-Premier until the Post Office and reaclled> when the carriage was stopped, some letters were posted. Here the carriage turned, and the same road was retraced to Butterstone House. Among the visitors to Gladstone were Lord Burghclere, who was Minister of Agriculture under Mr. Gladstone the Bishop of St. Andrews, and Miss Wilkinson, of Dunkeld; Mr. J. C. Kinmount and Mrs. Kinmount, of Cardney; Dr. A. Nicholson, of vardney, and others. Mr. Gladstone is thor- oughly enjoying his stay in the Norrh, notwith- atanding the somewhat unfavourable weather. Lord Rosebery is expected daily. DEATH OF PROFESSOR E. WYNNE PARRY.— After a short severe illness, Professor E. W. Parry died at his residence at Bala, on Saturday of £ >1° p av>ed 39- ^Profe8sor Parry was the son th« = • &ITJ' Carno- At first he went to 8: a8,erV!Ce of th? North and South Wales Bank comm I* and Then staying at Chester he commenced preaching. After receiving a course at Aberystwyth College he went to Oxford, hi T^°° • .8 degree with honours in +Via T Te min^8tered for several years to „nSfl.sh Calvinistic Methodists at Brecon f Ruthin. In 1889 he was appointed pro- sor at the Bala Calvinistic Methodist preparatory College. Mr. Parry was verv popular as a preacher in both languages, and was much respected by all students, being an energetic and successful teacher. He took a prominent part in connexional matters. Lately i biography and several writings of Tyij a e -Pr'cipal D. C. Davies. He leaves a circlJI' nn, *is loss wil1 be keenly felfc in many rLis. he funeral, a public one, will take place ancil Churchyard, to-day (Wednesday). Isham'A < N THEATRE, CHESTER.— Mr. J. W. a six Oriental America' Company opened on Monri 8' en&agement at this Theatre about th evening. The chief charm For a 6 entertainment is its entire novelty. *picann'COn>S^era^e Peri°d 'coon' songs and fa8j.- l*J' melodies and dances have been Enyl" I)a e.on the English variety stage, and too 1S ar^8t8 have taken largely to imitating, 1 re or ^e.88 cleverly, the vocal and terpsichorean characteristics of their coloured brothers and sisters. But here we have the real thing. Mr. Isham has gathered together a large company of coloured performers possessing a wide ranger- of abilities, and he is enabled to place before Enlish audiences an entertainment of the ost conglomerate type, ranging from igger absurdities of the broadest nature rr?, operatic performances of decided merit. e hrst part of the entertainment consists of a negro sketch, entitled 'The Blackville ^erby, m which Messrs. W. H. Cheeks, Shortly ay, and R. Cropp continuously evoke hearty and spontaneous laughter. In the second part, ^188 Bessie Lee gives an operatic selection, nich is much appreciated. She has a soprano voice of great range and brilliancy, while Miss Bella Davis sings real coon' songs as only a genuine Octoroon can. Unaccom- panied part songs are effectively rendered by Messrs. Liggens, Carter, Phillips, and Cheeks, and Mr. Alex. May proves himself a step and grotesque dancer of extraordinary I ability. The genuine 'Coon-cake walk' is an enjoyable item. The programme also com- ?^8es selections from various operas, including Tia"Sk'' Martha,' Belshazzar/ Mignon,' and U Trovatore.' Mr. Sydney Woodward has a voice of remarkable purity and strength, ndhis excellent singing in the 'Miserere' scene rom Verdi's opera, and also in his rendering of jO,n the dark scaffold' is loudly applauded. jj188 Bessie Lee and Miss Margaret Scott and abTSrS" P^Ulips and Hammond also make valu- e contributions to this enjoyable part of the a ,?Sr.arnine> and several choruses are sung in th ai,S6W0r y manner by the whole company, toe v.lcb contralto voice of Miss Ida Ennis, a Alt** chorus, being heard to advantage. cha°^e^6r programme is of an enjoyable itself t^6r' an £ should not fail to recommend to Chester theatre-goers during its stay. CYCLIST.—While two Italian doctors, Sat!, ,Cernu8co and Tambelli, were cycling on 6ndd iy near Cannes, the former went fire y mad- He drew a revolver and opened ft* companion. Tambelli unwisely Oernu his machine and tried to prevent two h>Sn° shooting, but the madman put ^ernn, 8 iQ Tambelli's head, and he fell dead, from a who was only recently discharged up t0 aeyium as cured, at once gave himself