auction Uharp. Sales by MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK, ROBERTS. & RICHARDSON. Sept. 21—At the Auction Mart, Foregate-street— Dutch Flowering Bulbs Sept. 25—At the Grosvenor Hotel—Houses and Land at Waverton Sept. 28 & 29—At the Auction Mart, Foregate- street- Household Furniture aad Effects Sept. 29—At the Patten Arms Hotel, Warrington— Land and Quarry at Helsby By MR. J. J. CUNNAH. Sept. 16—At the Smithfield, Chester-Horses, Carriages. &c. Sept. 21—At the Smithfield, Chester—Fat and Store Stock Sept. 22—At the Smithfield, Hooton—Fat and Store Stock Sept. 25—At the Grosvenor Hotel—Villa Residence and Dweling-Houses in Cambrian View and Cambrian Crescent Sept. 30—At the Smithfield, Chester-Stock Rams and Store Ewes Oct. 12—At the Smithfield, Chester—Annual Sale of Hill Ewes Oct. 14—At the Smithfield, Chester-Annual Show and Sale of Colts and Foals By MR. FRANK LLOYD. Oct. 5, 6, 7, & 8—At Wrexham—Horses By MESSRS. W. DEW & SON. Sept. 23—At Pentre Uchaf Farm, Abergele—Live and Dead Farm Stock By MESSRS. ALFRED MANSELL & CO. Sept. 16 & 17—At Shrewsbury Smithfield-Shrop- shire Sheep By MESSRS. W. G. PREECE & SON. Oct. 1- At Shrewsbury Smithfield Shropshire Sheep By MESSRS. LYTHALL & WALTERS. Sept. 21—At Sidway Hall, Market Drayton— Cows, Heifers, Bulls, and Shropshire Sheep MwoMo SALcs b AUCTION. AUCTION MART, FOREGATE-STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO., will SELL BY AUCTION, on TUESDAY, September 21st, 1897, at 11 a.m., a Choice Assort- ment of DUTCH FLOWERING BULBS, including Crocus, Narcissus, Tulips, Hyacinths, &c. Catalogues may be had from the AUCTIONEERS. WAVERTON, NEAR CHESTER. Sale of Two Valuable Dwelling-Houses, with large Garden, situate near the 'Brown Cow' Inn, about half-a-mile from the Waverton Station, and about h*lf that distance from the new station now in course of erection. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO. will SELL BY AUCTION, at the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, on Saturday, the 25th September, 1897, at Two for Three o'clock punctually, subject to conditions— Two very Desirable Freehold DWELLING- HOUSES, known as Holly Bank' and 'Rose Cottage,' with the yards, out-offices, and large gardens belonging thereto, in the respective occupation of Mr. Beal and the Owner. The Property has a considerable frontage to a good road, and a portion of the Land is eligible for building. N.B.—For any further information apply to W. H. CHURTON, Esq., Solicitor; or the AUCTION- EERS, all of Chester. AUCTION MART, FOREGATE-STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. will iwM hold their next SALE of Miscellaneous FURNITURE and EFFECTS, on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, 28tl^aijd 29th September, 1897. HELSBY, CHESHIRE. By Order of Mortgagees. Sale of Valuable BUILDING LAND and STONE QU ARRY, by Auction by MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO., at JjJL the Patten Arms Hotel, Warrington, on WEDNESDAY, September 29th, 1897, at Two for Three o'clock prompt, in one lot and subject to the conditions of sale of the Manchester Incor- porated Law Association and special conditions— All that Piece of BUILDING LAND and QUARRY, known as the 'Pump Lot,' situate on the westerly side of Helsby Hill, containing 8 acres 3 roods and 19 perches or thereabouts, in the occupation of Mr. Alfred Broady (excepting the Quarry, which is in hand). The Property commands extensive views of a fairly wooded country extending to Chester and the Welsh hills. There is upon the land a Bed of excellent Red Sandstone nearly 40 feet deep, and from the adjoin- ing quarry large quantities of stone have been supplied to the Birkenhead, Holyhead, and other dock and harbour works. For particulars and plan apply the Auctioneers, Messrs. CHURTON, ELPHICK, ROBERTS, and RICHARDSON, Chester; Mr. CHAS. E. LINAKER, Estate Agent, Frodsham or Messrs. JEPSON and SON, Solicitors, 6, Booth-street, Mosley-street, Manchester. On THURSDAY NEXT, September 16th, 1897. CHESTER HORSE FAIR. AT THE SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR. JOHN J. CUNNAH will hold his usual MONTHLY SALE of CART, HACK and HARNESS HORSES, COBS and PONIES, CAR- RIAGES, TRAPS, HARNESS, and SADDLERY. Sale at One o'clock prompt. Entries respectfully solicited, which will be received up to time of sale. 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. On WEDNESDAY NEXT. MR. J. J. CUNNAH will hold his WEEKLY SALE of Fat and Store CAT1LE, SHEEP PIGS, ani CALVES, at the SMITHFIELD' HOOTON, at One o'clock prompt. Entries respectfully solicited. Sale of Freehold Villa Residence and Six Dwelling- Houses, in CAMBRIAN VIEW and CAMBRIAN CRESCENT, CHESTER. MR. JOHN J. CUNNAH is instructed to SELL BY AUCTION, at the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, September 25th, 1897, at 2.30 for 3 o'clock, subject to conditions to be then produced, the following Valuable FREE- HOLD PROPERTY :— LOT 1.—All that Newly-erected Detached RESI- DENCE, known as BROOK HOUSE,' situate in Cambrian View, in the occupation of Mr. R. Lamb. The House contains vestibule and entrance-hall laid with Minton tiles, drawing-room, dining-room, breakfast-room, six bedrooms, dressing-room, bath- room, w.c., kitchen, back kitshen, store-room, cellar, and usual outoffices. There is a garden back and front, and greenhouse, and the property commands extensive views of the Welsh Hills and the Estuary of the Dee. LOT 2.—All that MESSUAGE or DWELLING- HOUSE, being No. 5, Cambrian Crescent, in the occupation of Mr. Harker. Yearly rent JE18, tenant paying rates. LOT 3.—All that MESSUAGE or DWELLING- HOUSE, being No 7, Cambrian Crescent, in the occupation of Mr. Watts. Yearly rent JE18, tenant paying rates. LOT 4.—All that MESSUAGE or DWELLING- HOUSE, being No. 9, Cambrian Crescent, in the occupation of Mr. Plevin. Yearly rent £18, tenant paying rates. LOT 5.—All that MESSUAGE or DWELLING- HOUSE, being No. 11, Cambrian Crescent, in the occupation of Mr. Price. Yearly rent tenant paying rates. LOT 6.—All that MESSUAGE or DWELLING- HOUSE, being No. 13, Cambrian Crescent, in the occupation of Mr. Davies. Yearly rent jE18, tenant paying rates. LOT 7.—All that MESSUAGE or DWELLING- HOUSE, being No. 15. Cambrian Crescent, in the occupation of Mr. Richards. Yearly rent £1810s., tenant paying rates. The Six Houses, Lots 2 to 7. will first be offered in one lot, and if not sold will then be offered as lotted above. Each of these houses contains entrance-hall, two sitting-rooms, four bedrooms, kitchen, back kitchen, outside wash-house and w.c., and has a garden in front and a yard at back. The whole of the property is in a perfect state of repair. For further particulars apply to the Auc- TIONEER, Grosvenor Chambers; or to Messrs. BROWN & DOBIE, Solicitors, 45, Northgate-street, Chester. On THURSDAY, September 30th, 1897 at the SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR. JOHN J- CUNNAH will hold his Annual Sale of STOCK RAMS and STORE EWES. Entries for which are respectfully solicited. Auction Offices Grosvenor Chambers, Chester. On TUESDAY, October 12th, 1897. At the SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR. JOHN J. CUNNAH will hold his ANNUAL SALE of HILL EWES, com- prising 700 Grand Blackfaced Ewes, 300 Young Cheviot Ewes. On THURSDAY, October 14th, 1897. CHESTER HORSE FAIR. At the SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR. JOHN J. CUNNAH will hold his ANNUAL SHOW and SALE of COLTS and FOALS. Prize Lists and entry forms from the AUCTIOK- XER, Grosvenor Chambers, Chester. SALES bs AUCTION. -F"" JOHN A. LYON cJ 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 close of Sale. Furniture stored in dry lock-up rooms. OFFICES 7, ST. WERBURGH-ST., & LINEN- HALL, CHESTER. 1,000 HORSES. £60 PRIZES. THE GREAT NORTH WALES QUARTERLY PRIZE HORSE SALES at WREXHAM, by FRANK LLOYD— JL? TUESDAY, October 5th, Harness Horses and Hunters. WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6th, Show Cobs and Ponies. THURSDAY, October 7th, Heavy Horses. FRIDAY, Oct. 8th, Young Horses and FoalShow. 500 Horses entered, limited to 1,000. Entries Close FRIDAY, September 24th. Prize List ready. PENTRE UCHAF FARM, ABERGELE. IMPORTANT SALE OF FARMING STOCK. MESSRS. W. DEW & SON are instructed by ivt the Executors of the late Mr. Evan Jones, deceased, to SELL BY AUCTION on the premises as above on THURSDAY, the 23rd September, 1897, commencing at 11 o'clock prompt, the whole of the Valuable LIVE AND DEAD FARM STOCK including some Valuable Cattle, Horses, Farm Implements, Harness, Hay. Wheat, Barley, Oats, Beans, &c., &c. Descriptive Catalogues may be obtained of the Principal Hotel in the district, the BAILIFF, at Pentre Uchaf Farm; or of the AUCTIONEERS, Wellfield, Bangor, and Trinity-square, Llandudno. To-Morrow (Thursday) and Friday Next. SHREWSBURY SALES, by ALFRED MANSELL & CO. 3,000 SHROPSHIRE SHEEP. The Great Autumnal and Final Sale of the Season will be held in the SHREWSBURY SMITH- FIELD. THURSDAY NEXT, Sept. 16th.—300 RAMS and RAM LAMBS also the entire Flock of A. E. W. Darby, Esq., Adcote. FRIDAY NEXT, Sept. 17th.—2,700 Shearling and Stock EWES, Clun Forest EWES, and Shrop- shire and Clun Forest WETHERS. Sale each day punctually at 10 o'clock. (^^Commissions to purchase will be carefully executed. Catalogues from ALFRED MANSELL & Co., College Hill, Shrewsbury. Telegrams—' Pedigree,' Shrewsbury. 2,000 SHROPSHIRE RAMS & EWES, AT SHREWSBURY, ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 1897. LAST GREAT SALE OF THE SEASON. MESSRS. W. G. PREECE & SON will SELL BY AUCTION, as above, with- out reserve, at SHREWSBURY SMITHFIELD— 2,000 SHROPSHIRE SHEEP, All of Flock Book Pedigree, and from the most eminent and reliable Breeders in the district. THE GREAT PRACTICAL SALE OF THE YEAH. and the best opportunity for obtaining the BEST CLASS OF THE PRACTICAL AND RENT-PAYING TYPES OF THE TRUE SHROP- SHIRES. 250 Grand CLUN EWES included. SIDWAY HALL, 1J miles from Pipe Gate Station (N.S.R.), three miles from Whitmore (L. and N.-W.R.), where conveyances meet trains, and six miles from Market Drayton. MR. E. SIMPSON'S ANNUAL SALE. LYTHALL & WALTERS will SELL BY AUCTION, on TUESDAY NEXT, September 21st— 75 Grand Newly-Calved and Down-Calving SHORTHORN COWS and HEIFERS and their CALVES. These are nearly all rich roans from three to six years old, with deep massive frames and grand udders, and include nine prize-winners in Dairy Classes. 16 Prime Fat COWS and HEIFERS. 18 Yearling BULLS, HEIFERS, and STEERS, and 313 Well-bred SHROPSHIRE SHEEP, com- prising 100 splendid fat Wethers, 165 Theaves, 40 Lambs, and 8 Rams and Ram Lambs. Luncheon at Twelve. Sale at One o'clock. Catalogues from the AUCTIONEERS, Bingley Hall, Birmingham, who will execute commissions to purchase. IMPROVED WATERPROOF WAGON AND .L CART SHEETS. Prices4 by 3yds., 18s. 5 by 3, 2"28. 6 by 4, 6 by 5, 45.; 7 by 5, 52s.; 8 by 6, 72s. Marked name and address Free. 1000 always stocked; samples free. HARNESS AND SADDLERY—Four-in-hand, Dog Cart, Brougham, Trnp, Ac. Also Farmers' Light and Heavy CABT HARNESS in all local styles. HORSE CLOTHS—Waterproof Oilcloths, lined, beat quality, collar check. Prices :—36 by 5i in., 68. fid; 51 by 54 in" 9s. 6d.; 60 by 54 in., 10s.; 60 by 60, 10s. 6d. Other sizes proportionate prices. Used universally by 8;Jl"pOratioDs, te&mowners, farmers, coal merchants, furniture removers, etc. Samples free. ANDREW POTTER, Melbourne Works, Wolver- hampton, Maker to the Royal Farms. CHEAP PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS -L OF THE FOLLOWING CLASSES -— Houses to be Let, I Apartments to be Let, Situations Wanted, Money Wanted, 'i Situations Vacant, Miscellaneous Wants, Apartments Wanted, Lost or Found, And Articles to be Sold, Are inserted in the CHESTER COURANT at the undermentioned charges:— One Insertion (20 words) Is. Three Insertions „ 2s. 6d. And 3d. for each additional line—a line contains about eight words. .V- fro be Het. 'r. YST OF RESIDENCES, ISSUED MONTHLY, SENT POST FREE ON APPLICATION TO W. & F. BROWN & CO., CABINET MAKERS & UPHOLSTERERS, EASTGATE ROW, CHESTER. HOUSES TO LET. LAMONT, SON, & CO., J-* UPHOLSTERERS, FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS. LIST SENT ON APPLICATION. SHOW ROOMS EASTGATE STREET. WAREHOUSE FOR STORING FOREST HOUSE (in separate rooms). TO LET, Two good OFFICES (en suite), on first floor, 2, Newgate-street. Rent £ 20.— Apply by letter, Box 126, P.O., Chester. TO LET, HOUSE. No. 56, Watergate-st ,Chester. t Rent £40.-For particulars apply to Messrs. SHARPK & DAVISON, Solicitors, 12, Abbey-square, Chester. TO LET, or SOLD, HOUSE, Dee Banks, near river; three entertaining, five bedrooms; modern conveniences.—Apply SMITH, Dee Banks, Chester. TO LET, a commodious and well built HOUSE, known as Crook House,' Chester, suitable for offices, with large garden thereto.—For particu- lars apply to Messrs. SHARPE & DAVISON, Solicitors, 12, Abbey-square, Chester. PLUMBLEY.—TO LET, HOLFORD HALL JL FARM, good house and outbuildings, with about 157 acres of Land.—Apply Estate Office Mere, Knutsford,; or, Estate Office, 88, King- street, Manchester. TO LET, at Lady-day next, REDDISH HALL FARM, Reddish, near Stockport, now in the occupation of Thomas Henry Burgess, containing about 112 statute acres. — Apply to HILL and CORDINGLKY, 90, Old-street, Ashton-under-Lyne. TO BE LET, with immediate possession, PERCY HOUSE,' Eaton-road, Chester, containing 3 entertaining-rooms and 9 bed and dressing-rooms, bathrooms, two w.c's.—Apply G. F. ADAMS, 12, Abbey-square, Chester. HOUSE TO LET (quite new), in Vicarage- t M_ road, Hoole; two large entertaining-rooms with bay windows, two good kitchens and pantry, six bedrooms, bath, w.c., hot and cold water, large hall, good garden back and front. Rent £40. Apply ALBION HOTEL, Chester. HOUSE, NO. 9, BRIDGE PLACE—TO BE Jd LET, from 1st September next. This com- modious Residence, containing large dining and drawing-rooms, study, and seven bed and dressing rooms.—For further particulars apply to Messrs'. BARKERS, COPPACK & WICKHAM, St. Werburgh Chambers, Chester. CHESTER.—DORCHESTER HOUSE BOUGHTON.—TO BE LET, this capital FAMILY HOUSE, which faces south, and contains three entertaining-rooms, seven bedrooms, two dressing-rooms, bath (hot and cold water), and excellent domestic offices. Two small conserva- tories and a garden in terraces sloping down to the river, with a landing stage for boat.—Apply to MILLS & FLETCHER, Land Agents, Surveyors, and Valuers, 49, Hamilton-square, Birkenhead. j Co be Soli. i. ON SALE, DOG-CART, in good condition.— P. POWELL, Coachbuilder, Chester. DOG CART FOR SALE, in good condition.— Apply W. & F. BROWN & Co., Eastgate Row, Chester. TO BE SOLD, a Pure-bred ALDERNEY COW and CALF; second calf.—Apply to COACH- MAN, Shotton Cottage, Queen's Ferry. TO BE SOLD, a small VAN, 5ft. 6in. by 3ft. 6in. suitable for baker and grocer. Price £14.-POWELL, Coach Builder, Commercial Hall, Frodsham-street, Chester. FOR SALE, STORE PIGS, Young Tamworth Jf Boars and Gilts; bred from prize winners, Cheshire Show, 1897. Also Large White York- shires.—For particulars apply DODD & SONS, 33, Bridge-street, Chester; or Little Mollington. SHUTTLEWORTH & SONS, Portmanteau, Bag, Dress Basket, and Trunk Manufacturers. Dress Baskets Re-covered and all Repairs by practical men. Show Rooms above shop, 40, Bridge-street, Chester. TEAM LAUNCH, to carry 16 passengers; o length 35ft., beam 6ft draught 2ft.; engines 32 h.p., by Hunter tubular marine boilers. In excellent condition; built to order.—To inspect apply WM. HALL, WATERIDGE, & OWEN, Auc- tioneers and Valuers, Shrewsbury, to whom offera should be sent. TO BE SOLD by Private Treaty, a First Class DAIRY FARM of 22a. Or. 24p., known as BLEAKLEES,' Kingsley by Frodsham. Good House and Outbuildings. The Farm is satis- factorily Let to a responsible Tenant, who has 7 years to run.—For further particulars apply to MOSELEY-WILLIAMS, Solicitor, 18, King-street, Manchester; or NORCROSS, Kingsley Hall, Frodsham. IMMOVABLE SCALPETTE, FROM £1 Is. TO £5 Ss. NEW WEB FRINGE, I HAIR COMBINGS FROM 5S. 6D. | MADE UP, 2s. PER OZ. TAILS OF PURE HAIR, 5s. 6D. TO 63s. DELICATE SHADES OF HAIR. T. 8EALES BROWN, 3, LEECE STREET. LIVERPOOL. Wanteb. ..J-I'J'oJ' WANTED, respectable GIRL, age 16, for two t V young children. — Apply LENEY, 415, Choiley Old-road, Bolton. WANTED, superior GENERAL SERVANT W for Chester, two in family, no washing, required early.—Address NEMO,' Courant Office. WANTED, a Daily GOVERNESS for one W girl, in the neighbourhood of Tarporley. —Address J. H., c/o Phillipson & Golder, Chester. AN energetic and trustworthy MAN Required, with good references. — Address P 52, Courant Office. AS Thorough MAID to one lady; experienced in all duties, good needle woman and packer, accustomed to travel.—F. CURWOOD, Rose Hill, Ruabon. LADY recommends Girl of 17, as Under HOUSE t J or PARLOUR-MAID 13 months in service, good character.—Mrs. J. SWETENHAM, Mostyn Hall, Chester. \\rANTED, FAMILIES' WASHING, by an T T experienced laundress; formerly laundress to Duncan Graham, Esq., of Willaston.—Address E. M., 15, Gladstone-road, Neston. WAITER, or Temporary Butler. Engage- VT ments solicited for weddings, balls, ban- quets, shooting parties, etc 25 years' experience. —Address WAITER, 8, St. Werburgh-street. AT THE REMBRANDT GALLERY, IN CASTLE-ST., LIVERPOOL, D UNTHORNE & JJROWN 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. THE ECONOMIC BANK, LIMITED, -t- 34, OLD BROAD-STREET, LONDON, E.C. 2, Interest allowed on Deposits, repayable on demand, on all sums up to JE500. 2 on minimum quarterly balance of current accounts when not drawn below £15. Cheques can be drawn for sums under JE1. All funds invested under the Trust Investment Act, or in Colonial Government Securities. No charge for keeping accounts. SAMUEL GURNEY MASSEY, Managing Trustee. UNION 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. 8) AGAINST ACCIDENT, FIRE, OR THEFT, Up to £10 for 7/6, JE15 for 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. DR. gCOTT'S pILLS The Safest Medicine. Mild but Effectual. DR. gCOTT'S pILLS Contain the finest drugs that can be procured. DR. jgCOTT'S pILLS Cure Sick Headaches and Nervous Depression. DR. gjCOTT'S pILLS Cure Indigestion and Restore the Appetite. DR. jgCOTT'S pILLS Strengthen and invigorate the whole Nervous System. DR. jgCOTT'S pILLS The best Family Aperient Medicine and Blood Purifier. DR. SCOTT'S pILLS Can be taken at any time without danger from wet or cold. DR. SCOTT'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 I regular action of the Stomach, Liver, and Bowels many a severe illness is avoided or mitigated. They il1 be found in slight cases by a single doso to restore health to the body, with a happy frame of mind. DR. SCOTT'S pILLS Are prepared only by W. LAMBERT, 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 packagc. MONEY LENT ON NOTE OF HAND 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, PRINCZSS-ST., MANCHESTER. I 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 ■) LOEWE'S ) PIPES- EASTGATE STREET. CHESTER. Telegrams GRATITUDE, Liverpool.' Telephone (Central): No. 6,830. ALMOND & COBB, WHOLESALE AND EXPORT PAPER-HANGINGS MERCHANTS, -L 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. CYCLES! CYCLES!! CYCLES! IDE 'MAZEPPA' CYCLES, HIGHEST GRADE. 1897 Patterns now ready. Call and inspect our special LADY'S PNEUMATIC Price X10 10 0 GENT'S do. do. ElO 0 0 Complets with all accessories and guaranteed for twelve months. Cash or easy payments. Write for our catalogue. GEORGE & CO., CYCLE FACTORS, SCOTLAND ROAD, LIVERPOOL, opposite Crane & Sons. Telephone 1915. EDWARD WILLIAMS, HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER, -L COLOURER, PAPER-HANGER, &c., 33, NICHOLAS STREET, CHESTER. Paper-Hangings of the Newest Designs kept in Stock. Pattern Books sent out to Select from. Estimates given for Town or Country Work. VIRK suN 0 INSURANCE OFFICE. A Sum insured in 1896 £ 388,952,800. For all particulars apply to the following Agents:— CHESTER MESSRS. CHEERS & HOPLEY, 6, Northgate-street. MESSRS. W. DENSON & SON, Northgate. TARPORLEY. MR. JOHN BURGESS.
DIARY OF COMING ENGAGEMENTS. Sept. 15.-Cart Rosa Opera Co. at the Royalty Theatre. 15.-Chester Lantern Cycle Parade. 16, Jrc.-Albert Chevalier and Company at the Royalty Theatre. „ 16.-Chester Cattle Fair. „ 20.— Wirral Farmers' Foal Show at Hooton.
THE MUNICIPAL OUTLOOK. Although the November elections are yet many weeks off, public interest in the pro- spective changes is awakening. As to the Mayoralty, nothing has up to the present been definitely decided, but so far as we can gather, there is a strong feeling both within and without the Town Council to cbnfer the honour on Mr. THOMAS SMITH. Outside the alder- manic ranks Mr. SMITH is now one of the oldest members of the Corporation. For well nigh twenty years he has given his services ungrudgingly in the public interest, and has worked hard and unostentatiously. In 1879 he was first returned for St. John's Ward, which he has represented uninterruptedly ever since. In 1884, it will be remembered, he filled the office of Sheriff with conspicuous success, and it is now time the highest honour in the gift of the Corporation should be bestowed in such a worthy quarter. The impression need not gain ground that it is the Town Council's blame that Mr. SMITH has not filled the chief civic chair before now. For several years past an attempt has been made to induce Mr. SMITH to accept the Mayoralty, but hitherto various circumstances have prevented his coming forward at the solicitation of his friends. Now, however we are glad to see Mr. SMITH in the best of health, and we feel sure we are echoing the unanimous wish of the Council as a body when we say that they would extend to him a most cordial welcome. We trust that in the near future we shall have the pleasure of announcing to the citizens that Mr. SMITH has been approached, and has given his consent. The Shrievalty appears to be an open question up to the present. It is almost too early to speculate upon the chances of the ward elections. Many unfore- seen events may occur before the 1st of November. On paper, however, the outlook seems to betoken a quiet time. From a party standpoint there is really nothing in the prospective changes one way or the other. The ten retiring Councillors are about equally divided in politics, a circumstance which generally makes for peace. In Boughton Ward the time-expired gentlemen are Messrs. CARTER (U) and J. MEADOWS FROST (U); in St. John's Messrs. WM. BROWN (R) and THOMAS SMITH (U.); in St. Mary's, Messrs. E. S. GILES (U.) and SAMUEL Moss (R.) in Trinity Messrs. J. G. FROST (R) and THOS. BROWNE (R); in St. Oswald's, Messrs. B. C. ROBERTS (U.) and WM. DENSON (I.) Mr. DENSON, it will be recollected, entered the Council in 1894 on a strictly non- party ticket. All these gentlemen may be con- fidently anticipated to stand for another term unless any unexpected circumstance should arise between now and the beginning of November: Those, therefore, who hoped for a lively time in the wards will in all probability be doomed to disappointment.
TRAFALGAR DAY. That most patriotic of institutions, the Navy League, is once more bestirring itself respecting the proper celebration of Trafalgar Day. The MAYOR of CHESTER, in common with the chief magistrates of all the towns in the country, has received a communication from the Secretary of the League, requesting co-operation in making this ever memorable day one of national rejoicing. It is hoped that the municipal buildings throughout the Empire will be decorated with flags on the anniversary of our great Naval triumph, on Thursday, the 21st of October next, and Chester, as a loyal and patriotic city, will, of course, participate in the :rejoicings. If the celebration had nothing behind it but the fostering of a Jingo spirit, and an oppor- tunity for national self-glorification, we should hesitate before recommending the pro- gramme of the Navy League; but when it is known that the Navy League exists for the purpose of urging upon the Government of the day, and upon the electorate, the paramount importance of an adequate Navy as the best guarantee of peace, all objections to the cele- bration are at once silenced. There is a good deal of truth in the observation of the SECRETARY of the LEAGUE in his letter, to the effect that the serious ignorance which pre- vails amongst all classes about Naval matters forms a source of danger to the country. There is also a widespread feeling that our Naval defences are in such a condition as to require little further attention, which in reality is far from being the fact. Although much money has been spent in doing that which is necessary for the public safety by the Government, there still remains a vast amount of work which will only be accomplished when the British nation is alive to the sense of its danger. Therefore the educational programme of the Navy League must be pushed forward." To permit the growth of any ignorance or apathy on the vital question of our Naval defences is suicidal in view of the facts that two-thirds of the food we eat, the bulk of the raw material used in our manufactures, and our commerce, valued at XI,750,000,000, are borne upon the ocean. This is no mere party question; it is a matter of the life and prosperity of the Empire, and every statesman of every shade of politics is agreed that the maintenance of our sea supremacy is the natural basis of the system of our Imperial defence. The Trafalgar celebration affords a convenient object-lesson for the benefit of all our fellow-countrymen, and as such deserves every success.
THE BYE-ELECTION. The fight in East Denbighshire is now in full swing, and in all probability the next fortnight will see its close. The Unionists, as will be gathered from a report of their speeches at the splendid meeting at Wrexham on Monday even- ing, are in excellent spirits, which augurs well for the ultimate triumph of their cause. The Radicals, on the other hand, are resorting to artificial means to keep up their courage and to infuse life into their followers by the propaga- tion of malicious slanders of the enemy. The most glaring example oi this is found in the extraordinary reports circulated regarding Mr. Moss and the miners. It will be within the memories of our readers that recently Mr. Moss, in his capacity as a barrister, was engaged to prosecute a miners' agent, EDWARD PETERS, for intimidation. The case resulted in a fine of X10. Nobody possessed of the most moderate intelligence—least of all the Unionist leaders in the division-would have thought for an instant of raking up this old story to the discredit of the Radical candidate. Its utter stupidity and pointlessness would have been sufficient to discredit it in the eyes of all sensible people- Mr. Moss was acting as he did in undertaking the prosecution of one of his pet miners simply in a professional capacity, and was no more setting himself in antagonism in a personal sense to the body of colliers than he was identi- fying himself politically with the Government that ordered the prosecution. Yet in face of all this manifest absurdity it has occurred to some ingenious Radical mind to turn this unpleasant incident to the purposes of election warfare. The story was industriously bruited abroad that the recent prosecution was being resuscitated by the wicked Tories in order to damage Mr. Moss's prospects, whereupon the announcement emanated from Radical prints that the very man who had been prosecuted and fined, no less a personage than Mr. EDWARD PETERS himself, had determined to give the rumour the lie by coming out as an active supporter of Mr. Moss, and would speak for him on various platforms. The whole affair was most admirably planned to achieve theatrical effect, but, as not infrequently happens with careless playwrights, the element of probability was left wholly out of count. It only amounted to setting up a dummy figure so that it might be knocked down immediately, and inasmuch as nobody gave the original story any credence, it has failed in its purpose miserably. Mr. Moss appears to be making Disestablish- ment the main plank in his platform. He was good enough to say in his speech to his supporters on the occasion of his selection that he should not have been surprised had Mr. KENYON declared for Disestablishment also. Mr. Moss will probably make further capital out of a remark dropped by Mr. KENYON on this subject on Mon- day night. Mr. KENYON, while avowing himself a staunch Churchman, admitted that in his view the methods and modes of opposing Disestablishment had not always been of the wisest character, or the likelieat to produce the results desired. In his estimation little was gained, and much dignity and self-respect to the Church were lost, by abuse, and by regarding the attitude of Nonconformists as dictated by mere enmity. This is just the sort of senti- ment one would anticipate Mr. KENYON to utter out of the goodness of his heart. There is much truth in it, and beyond all question the clergy of the Church are more usefully employed in attending to their own duties than in repelling the attacks of their assailants. But it must not be overlooked that the clergy are far less blameable in this matter than the ministers of the Dis- senting bodies. If the Dissenters will persist in abusing the Church on every possible occasion, and in spreading all manner of un- truths regarding the true position of the Church, it is not to be wondered at if now and again a clergyman, goaded beyond endurance by the falseness of the accusations made against his dearly-loved institution, does reply by using the same weapons of abuse as his opponents wield so unscrupulously. It would be much better if the clergy and ministers of religion of all denominations kept clear of party politics, but when we find that politics, especially in Wales, is the breath of the nostrils of the Dissenting ministry, and that they are always the first to attack, is it to be marvelled at that sometimes the defenders of the Establish- ment pay them back in their own kind ? It may not appear in the best spirit, but it is human nature to resist attack, and everybody is not blessed with that charming equanimity which in Mr. KENYON'S case makes him behave as if he really loved his enemies. Mr. KENYON'S advice concerning abandoning the bitterness of politics in matters religious would be tenfold more applicable if it had been administered to the Dissenting preachers, who, as the aggressors in this sort of warfare, are primarily responsible. We are quite prepared to see Mr. Moss seizing on this point, and shewing how even Mr. KENYON, the champion of the Church, has found it necessary to admonish its most ardent defenders, but it is too much to expecta Radical of his stamp to administer a much more urgently needed caution to his own followers on this very subject. Mr. Moss could not afford to do it. He has discovered that Disestablishment is the most pressing of all reforms needed in the Principality. If Mr. Moss is correct, what a comfortable place Wales must be, when it only requires Disestablishment to make its cup of. happiness and contentment overflow
DEATH OF A HERO. There died on Friday in the Liverpool Northern Hospital a man who played a conspicuously brave part in connection with a historic wreck nearly forty years ago, namely, the loss of the Australian liner Royal Charter, inward bound, which, with 500 souls on board, and about X400,000 in bullion, was driven on the rocks in Red Wharfe Bay, Anglesey, in a terrific gale. A seaman on board named Joseph Rodgers swam through the surf to the shore, < carrying a line which he had fastened round his body, and by means of the communication thus established between the wreck and the shore 36 lives were saved. Since that occur- rence Rodgers has been engaged in the copsting trade. He was taken ill on Thursday and succumbed on Friday in his 68th year.
CHESTER CATHEDRAL. SERVICE LIST FOR WBEK COMMENCING SEPT. 15. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15TH (Ember Day).-Morning, 8.0: Matins. 10.15: The Litany; hymn 353. Evening, 4.15: Service, Boardman in G; anthem, 0 Lord the Maker (King Henry VIII). THWBSDAY, SEPT. 16TH.-Morning. 8.0.: Holy Com- munion. 1015: Service, Garrett in D; anthem, 1 0 for a closer walk with God* (Foster). Evening, 4.15: Service, Garrett in D; anthem, '0 where shall wisdom (Boyce). FRIDAY, SEPT. 17TH (Ember Day).-Morning, 8.0: Matins. 10.15: The Litany; hymn, 351. Evening, 4.15: Service, King in C; anthem. I If ye love Me' (Tallis). SATURDAY, SEPT. 18TH (Ember Day).—Morning, 8.0 Mattins. 10.15: Service, Bamby in E anthem, 0 taste and see' (Goss). Evening, 4.15: Service, Barnby in E; anthem, I will sing' (Greene). SUNDAY, SEPT. 19TH (Fourteenth Sunday [after Trinity). -Morning, 8.0: Mattins and Holy Communion. 10.30: Service, choral celebration, Thorne in E flat; preacher, the Lord Bishop of Calcutta; collection for the Calcutta Fund. Evening, 3.30: Service, Bridge in C anthem, Awake, awake' (Stainer); hymn 262. 6.30: Magnificat aid Nunc Dimittis to Chants; processional hymn, 390; hymns 185, 210, 306 preacher, the ReT. Canon Maitland Wood. M.A.
The marriage arranged between the Hon. Maud Grosvenor, daughter of Lord and Lady Ebury, and Mr. Maurice Glyn will take place at St. Mary's Church, Rickmansworth, on Wednesday, Oct. 6. It is announced that a marriage has been arranged between the Hon. Osbert Molyneux, son of the late Earl of Sefton, and the HOn. Helena Bridgeman, daughter of Viscount and Viscountess Newport. The Marchioness of Ormonde, Countess Grosvenor, and Lady Lettice Grosvenor were the guests of the Earl of Scarbrough on the occasion of the St. Leger at Doncaster on Wednesday. The marriage of Major David Alexander Kinloch, Grenadier Guards, of Gilmerton Had- dington, and Miss Bromley-Davenport, daughter of the late Colonel W. Bromley-Davenport, M.P.. of Bagington, Warwickshire, and sister of Mr, William Bromley-Davenport, M.P., for the Macclesfield division of Cheshire, of Capes- thorpe Hall, Chelford, Cheshire, and 1, Belgrave Place, S. W., is arranged to take place in London during the month of November. LORD DELAMERE IN AFRicA.-A letter has just been received from Lord Delamere, who is big game shooting in Africa, stating that he intends to remain there the remainder of the present year and part of next. His lord- ship, who has enjoyed good sport, is understood to have started on an expedition to some of the least known regions of Central Africa. Lions and elephants are the principal objects of his pursuit. The Countess Grosvenor on Thursday even- ing invited the members of the Chester branch of the C.B.S. to Saighton Towers, where they were entertained at tea. Afterwards a short service was conducted in the private chapel by the Rev. J. C. Berkeley, vicar of Bruera, and chaplain to the Countess. The party, which numbered between thirty and forty, was accompanied by the Superior of the Ward, the Rev. Minor Canon Branscombe. FAILURE OF A CHESTER BUTCHER. The London Gazette, of Tuesday, stated that a re- ceiving order has been made against William Henry Hull, butcher, Chester. EATON PARK.—The public should note that the Iron Bridge and the approaches will be closed to all wheel traffic, during repairs, from Monday, the 20th inst., to Wednesday, the 22nd, inclusive. A LARGE PIKE.—Mr. R. Burkhill, a Chester angler, when fishing on Wednesday in the pond in front of Belesworth Castle (Mr. Geo. Barbour's residence), captured a very fine pike, in prime condition, three feet in length and weighing over 101b. DEATH OF THE REV. JAMES DOUGLAS.—We regret to announce the death of the Rev. James Douglas, at his residence, Queen's Park, Chester. The deceased gentleman was for many years minister of the Presbyterian Church in Hartlepool, where his Christian labours, as well as his great intellectual and social gifts were widely known and appreciated. During his residence in Chester Mr. Douglas endeared himself to many, and his venerable and kindly presence will be much missed by his friends. A CASH OF WIFE DESERTION SETTLED.—At Chester City Police Court, on Monday, a case was settled before the hearing, in which Edward Povey, solicitor's clerk, Chester, was summoned for deserting his wife, Jessie Povey, living in Spital walk, Boughton.—Mr. E. Brassey, who appeared for the plaintiff, in- formed the Bench that a satisfactory settle- ment had been agreed to, although the desertion was admitted.—Mr. W. H. Churton, for the defence, said it was agreed that defendant should pay 5s. 6d. a week for maintenance. THREATENED STRIKE OF CHESHIRE CLOGGERS. -On Saturday the master doggers in North- wich and the Mid-Cheshire district received notice that unless 10 per cent. advance is con- ceded, work will cease on October 4th. Clogs are essential to chemical and salt workers, and the clogging trade is brisk. Piecework is in vogue. The men belong to the Amalgamated Society, and claim that prices are 15 per cent. below the Oldham rates. The masters state that Cheshire work is of a rougher type, and that employes can earn practically the same as in Lancashire. Miss HELEN GLADSTONE AS A CYCLIST.-Miss Gladstone, who, now that she has severed her connection with Newnham, is always with her father and mother, is an enthusiastic cyclist. and during her parents' stay in Perthshire she has accomplished many long journeys of ex- ploration. A couple of days ago she determined on a visit to an old college friend, Miss Ramsay, daughter of Professor Ramsay, of Glasgow University, who was staying at Drumore, twenty miles off. Miss Gladstone accomplished the distance in excellent time. She has laughingly suggested to her father that the cycle would suit him; but up to the present the right hon. gentleman has resisted the in- vitation. CHESTER SCIENCE SOCIETY'S EXCURSION.— The last of the season's excursions of the Chester Society of Natural Science took place on Wednesday afternoon to Helsby, for the purpose of viewing the works of the Telegraph Manufacturing Company there at the invita- tion of the directors. The party, numbering about 50, were conducted through the works by the directors, who described the various pro- cesses incidental to the manufacture of tele- graph apparatus of all kinds. Great interest was manifested in the complicated and wonderful machinery employed in the works, all of which was fully explained to the visitors. The inspection of the works over, tea was prepared for the party by the courteous directors. A visit was afterwards paid to the Artesian Well of the Helsby Water Company. This well is 150 feet deep, and the water is pumped up to a height of 330 feet, and the mains extend right through the parish; provision has also --been made to pump the water, when required, to the top of Helsby Hill, over 400 feet high. The excursion proved most enjoyable and instructive. I THE RETURN FROM CALVARY.'—The exhibi- tion of this truly great picture at Messrs Minshull and Meeson's, Eastgate-row, has proved an immense success, and the work is still being inspected by a large number of people, who express their unbounded satisfac- tion and admiration. The artist, M. Herbert Schmalz, whose conception of the famous story is so impressively depicted, visited Palestine to gain the realism of the landscape around Calvary, and has effectively detailed the scene, which we briefly describe. A long, dark cloud is hanging over the city. The Virgin mother, weighed down with fatigue and grief, is being led up some steps towards his 'own home' by St. John and Mary Magdalene. The former is engaged in assisting the mother committed to him by his dying Lord, his highly wrought spiritual sympathies meanwhile being aroused by his last look at the Cross. Mary Magdalene, in her intense and single- minded womanliness, is endeavouring to support the Blessed Virgin, watching her every movement with the sympathetic guardianship of love. Following this group is Mary, the wife of Cleophas, and the Virgin's sister, and other figures. Below is a triumphal arch, through which the crowd is passing, wending their homeward way after the great tragedy. In the back- ground is seen Golgotha, surmounted by the three crosses, with a grey streak of light breaking beyond. The picture is replete with beautiful details, and conveys to the Christian spectator the pathetic character of the scene, at the same time presenting an example of masterly handling and artistic effect. THE MUNICIPAL VACATION.—There will be no Town Council or Corporation committee meetings in Chester this month, during the municipal vacation. THE WRECKED STEAMER IN THE DEE.—The large iron steamer Trecheive, which got ashore while attempting te enter the Mostyn gutter' some weeks ago, may now be considered a total loss. At high water the vessel is submerged to the extent of two-thirds of her length. Her foremast has toppled overboard, and she is now commencing to break up. It is expected that the first autumn gale will complete the work of destruction. A CASE FOR CHESTER ASSIZES.—At the Birkenhead Police Court on Thursday, Tom Fitzpatrick, licensee of the Market Tavern,. Market-street, was sent for trial on charges of wilful and corrupt perjury, alleged to have been committed by him while giving evidence in the Birkenbead Police Court, on the 2nd July, on an affiliation summons taken out against him by a woman named Ellen Nolan, who was formerly in his employment as a barmaid. Defendant was admitted to bail. A CHESTER MAN CHARGED WITH THEIIT.— At the Colwyn Bay Police Court, on Saturday, Thomas Butterworth, Princess-street, Chester, was charged with being an accomplice of two other men in stealing articles from the railway, near Rhyl. Inspector Roberts said he had received descriptions of three men, the articles missing including a pair of boots and a coat. Prisoner corresponded with the description of one of the men. Witness traced him to a lodging-house at Abergele, where there was also a coat similar to the missing one in prisoner's possession. The Chairman said the evidence was not strong enough to convict, and prisoner- was discharged. DEATH OF A WELL-KNOWN SPORTING GEN- TLEMAN. The death took place, on Saturday, at The Cottage, St. Asaph, of Mr. Edward Wal- thall Delves Walthall, J.P. In everything that appertained to sport he took the keenest interest, and until his recent indisposition he was a prominent figure at the Rhyl Golf Links, and by the side of the Clwyd and Elwy rivers.. as well as in the neighbourhood. He was cap- tain of the Rhyl Golf Club. Mr. Walthall was a justice of the peace for Cheshire and Flintshire, having been elevated to the bench, for the latter county in 1882. His Cheshire seat is Wistaston Hall, near Crewe, and he will be buried to-day (Wednesday), at the family vault at Wistaston. SUDDEN DEATH IN A CHESTER LODGING HOUSE.—Mr. E. Brassey, coroner, held an inquest on Tuesday afternoon at the Bull and Stirrup Hotel, on the body of Thomas Joinson* a paperhanger, aged 57, who died suddenly at the Liverpool Lodging-house, Lower Bridge- street, the previous night.—John Joinson, baker, Foregate-street, identified the deceased as his- brother, whom he last saw alive the previous day. Evidence of his having partaken of a hearty supper and subsequently complaining of illness was given, and Dr. Harrison, police- surgeon, having held a post-mortem examina- tion, certified the cause of death as heart disease.—A verdict of 'Death from natural causes' was returned. MR. GLADSTONE AND THE AMATEUR PHOTO- GRAPHER.—Mr. Gladstone's stay in Perthshire has not been without those small personal incidents which always interest him. During one of his drives an amateur photographer made a heroic attempt to snap shot' the carriage. Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone noted the effort, and laughed aloud when the photo- grapher swung his hat round his head in token of success. Another time a little girl and her mother came to the roadside hoping to have the opportunity of presenting a bouquet of flowers to Mrs. Gladstone. They were made happy by a few kind words from her, and she presented them to the G.O.M. WREXHAM, MOLD, AND CONNAH'S QUAY. RAILWAY.—On Wednesday, in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice, Mr. Justice Byrne, sitting as vacation judge, had before him a further application in this matter,. in which on the first sitting of the Vacation Court a receiver was appointed of the com- pany's undertaking. That appointment was made on the petition of the Great Central Railway Company, who were judgment creditors, „ and the petition asked for the appointment of a. manager also, but at that time it was thought that a receiver would be sufficient. Both parties, however, now desired that the receiver should also act as manager, and the consent of the Wrexham Company having been signified by counsel on their behalf, his Lordship- ordered that the receiver should be appointed as manager. DIOCESAN CHURCH SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION.— A little time ago we notified our readers of the formation of a Diocesan Church Schools, Association for putting into operation in Cheshire the Voluntary Schools Act. We now learn, through the medium of the Diocesan Gazette, that the arrangements are rapidly approaching completion. A scheme for the distribution of the aid grant will be submitted at the next meeting of the Governing Body,, and as it will be for one year only, it may be taken to be of a tentative character. The exact amount to be distributed by the Associa- tion is not at present known, nor is there any certainty as to when the amount will be handed over, the Education Department not yet having fixed any specified time. It is anticipated,. however, that a scheme will be sent during the next month to the Education Department for their approval."
CARL ROSA OPERA IN CHESTER. ♦ It is now seven years since the last visit of the Royal Carl Rosa Opera Company to Chester. During that long interval many changes have happened, and almost all the old faces have given place to new ones. The. engagement opened on Monday evening at the Royalty Theatre with 'Carmen,' and though. one could have wished to call back a few of the old favourites who were in the cast seven years ago-Afdlle. Zelie de Lussan, Miss Fanny Moody, Mr. Aynsley Cook, Mr. Leslie Crotty, Mr. Barton McGuchin- the performance thoroughly sustained the repu- tation of the company. Those who have been accustomed to the Carmen' of Mdlle. de Lussan will probably never shake in their allegiance to that lady as the ideal coquette of this charming opera. But this is no reason for withhold- ing from Miss Thea Dorre the high tribute of praise she so richly deserves for her accomplished and powerful interpretation or the character. Her success is due not less to the superb quality of her voice than to her acting, for the r61e is essentially one calling for histrionic powers of a high order. Miss Dorre flirted with her various admirers as if'to the manner born,' danced to 'Jose with delightful abandon, and completely won over the housa with her artistic singing of Love will like a, wild bird ling fly,' Close by the Ramparts of Seville,' and other gems of the first water. Mr. Brozel made a dramatic and passionate Jose/" his splendid tenor voice being heard to fine effect in See here thy floweret,' No menace do. I make,' and Fly with me.' This is a very passion-torn role, and the final stabbing scene so terribly exacting alike to Carmen and Jose was a magnificent pipce of tragic acting. The air that permeates the whole opera, the toreador's song, was admirably delivered by Mr. Guiseppe Maggi, while Miecs Lily Heenan as Michaela,. Miss Lydia Carr as Mercedes, Miss Lillie Williams as Frasquita, Mr. Leslie Walker as Dancairo, and the other principals all distin- guished themselves in their respective characters. Of the work of the chorus and orchestra it is almost impos- sible to speak too highly, the whole responding superbly to the baton of the able- conductor, Herr Richard Eckliold. We are afraid the old grumble will have to be indulged in again at the expense of the elite for their poor response to Mr. Carter's enterprise so far as Monday night's performance goes, for the dress circle was by no means so well patronised as we expected. The other parts of the house, however, were well filled with a dis- criminating and enthusiastic audience, who demanded frequent encores from the leading artists. Last (Tuesday) evening 'Maritana' was played, with Miss Bessie Macdonald in the title role and Mr. Barron Berthald as Don Caesar de Bazan. This (Wednesday) morning there will be a matinee of Faust,' and the engagement concludes in the evening with f Tannbauser: which is sure to draw a bumper bouse on account of its comparative novelty. During the remainder of the week Mr. Albert Chevalier and his London company appear in 'The Land of Nod,' a new musical comedy.