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DIARY OF COMING ENGAGEMENTS.

GLASS-HOUSE POLITICS.

CIVIC HONOURS. |

THE POOR RELATION.

CHESTER CATHEDRAL.

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The Marquis of Anglesey,, who is staying at the George Hotel, Criecieth,.has quite recovered from the illness with which he was seized on Wednesday. Sir Philip and Lady Grey-Egerton have been staying for a week at Rufford Abbey, Notts, on a visit to Lord and. Lady Savile. The health of the Bishop; of Bangor, who is still in South Wales, continues to be unsatis- factory, and he has been ordered by his medical attendant to take a. further rest. It is reported that Mr. Motion, of the Cannon Brewery, London, and of Moorgate- street, E.C., has purchased* Lord Chesham's estate near Banbury. Her Grace the Duchess of Westminster re- turned to Eaton from Scotland yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon, and will leave for London to-day. The Duke is expected at Eaton in the course of a few days. A marriage has been arranged, and will shortly take place, between Thomas Barrington Donnelly, son of the late William Young Donnelly, and Edith, youngest daughter of the late George M'Corqpodale, of Gadlys, Isle of Anglesey, and The Willows, Newton-le-Willows. The Duke of Cambridge during his sojourn at Newburgh Park, Easingwold, as the guest of Sir Geo. and Lady Julia Wombwell, will to-morrow (Thursday) visit York, when he will receive the honorary freedom of the City. His Royal. Highness is expected to reach York about half past twelve, and will be met at the station by the Lord Mayor (Sir Christopher Milward)., who, after the presentation,, will entertain him. at luncheon. A large aad distinguished party has been invited to meet the Duke, among whom. are included the Marquis of Ripon, the Earl of Feversham, Sir Philip Brian Grey-Egerton, &c. THE DISTRESSED DEE FISHERMEN. — We- regret to learn that the fund for the relief of the distressed fishermen of the Dee is not yielding satisfactory results. The totaL does not yet reach JE50. MR. GLADSTONE IN SCOTLAND.—On Satur- day, Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone, and Mr. Armit- stead, drove from. Butterstone House to Alchallacher House, and lunched with Lord Burghclere, who as Mr. H. C. Gardner, was Minister of. Agriculture in Mr. Gladstone's last Administration. The weather was excellent all day, but cold. Mr. Herbert Gladstone arrived at Butterstone on Saturday evening. The whole party staying at Butterstone House attended St. Mary's Episcopal Church* Birnam, on Sunday. PORTBAIIT OB" SIR HORATIO' LLoym-There is on view,, during this week, at Messrs.. Phillipson & Golder's, a. portrait of Sir Horatio Lloyd, painted by our talented townsman, Mr. Harrison Dutton. The picture has been sub- scribed for by a number of ladiesin Chester and neighbourhood and in North Wales, on whose h""h.Jf: film DnoVifisa of Westminster has presented it to Lady Lloyd, by letter, in which Her Grace expresses the great pleasure she has in writing in the name of the subscribers, to ask Lady Lloyd's acceptance of the picture, which the subscribers hope may give satisfaction as a likeness, and also as another proof of the high estimation in which Sir Horatio is held by all who know him. The picture does credit to Mr. Dutton's artistic skill, and being au admirable likeness, it cannot fail to give pleasure and satisfaction to both donors and recipient. The Secretary of the Chester General Infirmary begs to acknowledge with thanks the- receipt of L3 15s. 6d., being moiety of the offertory at Coddington Church, per the Rev. F. C. Royds; a donation of oGa 2s. from Messrs. Thomas Parker, Limited, of Wolverhampton. and £ 3! 7s. lOd. from Delamere Church. We have pleasure in calling our readers' attention to Mr. Frank Lloyd's great North Wales October horse sales, at Wrexham. These,. being the quarterly sales,, are the best during; the year, buyers attending from all parts of- England, Ireland, and Scotland, prepared to- take, away the best animals at top prices. The. sale this year will include over 100 prize. winners at the principal shows. As will be. seea by our advertising; columns, the entries, close Friday, September 34th. THE CHESTER DAJ.&T SHOW, It will be- noticed that the annual show promoted by the- Cheshire Dairy Farmers' Association will be- held at Chester on Tuesday and Wednesday.. October 19th and 20bb. Valuable prizes will be. offered, and there is-every reason to believe that the affair will be most successful. SALE OF THE LAUB. MR. J. G. SYKES' STUD.- On Friday, Messrs. Sexton, Grimwade, & Beck, sold, at Poulton-le-Pylde, the late Mr. Jl ?. Sykes, Breck House Stud, which was established some twelve years ago. Sixty lots wero catalogued, and fifty-nine of these reatised, the satisfactory total of 5,221 guineas. FoE OD. yearling filly 5,050 guineas was paid, whieh, it is stated, is a record in the history of hackney breeding. DIOCESAN ABKHNTMENTS TO CURACIES^—TH» Bishop of Chester, en Thursday mndo the following appointments to curacies --The Rev. M. F. O. Bridgeman (stipendiary), St. Gteoarge'a, Stockport the Rev. H. J. Dawson, M.A., St. George's, Stookport; the Rev. C. S. Graham, B.A., to Wybunbury; the Rev. J. H. G. Hollingwotrtb, M.A., to St. Paul's, Tranmere; the Rev. T. G. Nash, B.A., St. Matthew's, Stockporbr,; the Rev. R. Owen Williams, St. Brid&et'sjwith St. Martin's, Chester. THE RJTPRESENTATION OF CUSWB. The Crewe Trades Council jocently invited answers from the various taades embodied in that organisation as to wither, in the event of a prominent trade unionist being brought forward to contest e Crewe Division, when &. vacancy occurred,, iaa the interests of labour, the. Council representing the organised work- mea of Crewe woaJd endorse his candidatur Oi the trades which have discussed the ptflr- position, 11 out. af the 16 have given a dirscb. negative, and five have not replied, the. explanation feeing that they have not yet considered tbe- matter. DEATH OR MRS. PAXTON HARDING.—A paia.. fully sad iexpression has been caused Socally by the receipt of the news of the tragically sudden death of Mrs. Paxton Harding, wife of Mr. Walter Paxton Harding, White Friars. Mrs. Paxton Harding on Saturday left Chester with her husband and daughter for a short holi- day at Llandudno, and retired to bed that night apparently in the best of health. At two o'cloek on the Sunday morning, Mr. Paxton Harding awoke to find his wife lying dead by bis side. Death is attributed to heart disease. The deceased lady, who camok from Rhyl, was married 27 years ago at the age of 20, and leaves three sons and two daughters with their father to mourn their loss. During the fifteen years Mrs. Paxton Harding lived in Chester, she became well known and esteemed, and her removal leaves a gap it will be hard to fill. The funeral is fixed for to-day (Wednesday) gt half-past eleven o'clock.