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---THE MUNICIPAL OUTLOOK.

TRAFALGAR DAY.

. THE BYE-ELECTION.

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CHESTER CATHEDRAL.

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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."

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