I'm tester 100 Years Aqo. « INTERESTING REMINISCENCES. Being notes given week by week of matters con- nected with Chester and the locality a hundred years ago. leonlpiled from the Chester Courant, Oct. 3rd, 1797.) EMBARRASSING. A. droll adventure took place at Margate a *0w days ago, the commencement of which was Nearly tragical, but it, fortunately for the persons concerned, terminated in a farce. By some neglect of the driver, the machine, in which were two ladies, got afloat, and, it being e bb of the tide, was drifting fast to sea. Their cries attracted the attention of three gen- tlemen whs were amusing themselves in swimming. They got into a boat, and pushed off to the succour of the afflicted fair ones, to whom they presented themselves literally in Puris naturalibus. Life is sweet, and the damsels were happy to be rowed to shore." CHINESE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS. "The Chinese are perhaps upon the average better able to support moderate labour with ttle intermission than any of the lower classes hn Europe. They are bred in better and sounder habits, and continue longer under the direction their parents. They are for the most part j they marry early they are less exposed T° 'he temptations of debauchery; are less liable w contract diseases which corrupt the springs life; their lives are more regular and uniform, has been calculated upon the authority of facts and observations that, notwithstanding the baneful luxuries in which the European Tlch indulge, the disorders of repletion, inactivity and vice to which they are subject; the mean "duration of their lives exceeds about ten years that of their inferiors, whom excessive fatigue had contributed to wear out before their time, whom poverty had deprived of the means of proportional comfort and subsistence who are more exposed to the inclemencies of the weather And accidents of life, and less guarded against their effects, as well as most liable to diseases, with less leisure or means to cure. The Chinese have no Sunday nor even such a division as a week. The temples are, however, -open every day for the visits of devotees. Persons of that description have from time to time made grants, though to no great amount, for the maintenance of their clergy, but no lands *re subject to ecclesiastical tithes. A land tax has been substituted in the last reign to a poll x, as better proportioned to the faculties of Individuals. Most imports and all luxuries are likewise taxed; but the duty being added to the original price of the articles, is seldom dis- tinguished from it by the consumer. A transit uty is laid likewise on goods passing from one Province to another. Each province in ^hina, which may be compared to an European kingdom, is noted chiefly from the production of some particular article, conveyance of which, to supply the for it in the other, raises this duty to Considerable sum, and forms the great internal mere of the empire. Presents from the /paries and subjects of the Emperor and the ^cations of opulent criminals are not over- Duhl enumerating the resources of the • jr?asury- Taxes, such as upon rice, are on ei^f. ,^n kind. The several species of grain can! many of the poorer classes of the an 6 u are exempted from the taxation; s wheat, to which rice is always preferred." «»P. QUEEN'S BOUNTY. ■wi'fv. i,6 Presenk Queen of Portugal, in common dilftf.fr r ^ounf1'ymen, entertained a strong pre- th«p n • °r tne English nation. The protection with !^e.1Vfe^ fr om England in their last war Brifi ^he generous assistance of the earth8 ,r^ament at the time of the great by ^uake, were held in grateful remembrance acofiJ61^ ^>or^uf?uese. Previous to the Queen's dern S1°n throne, she had evinced a ten- to that religious frenzy and affli TCy w^h which she is now so heavily lje and as soen as she had possessed el* of the reins of government, nati 8 her affection for the English issued an ordonance that every OftVSb,manwho would embrace the doctrines atn ^.kurch of Rome should receive a reward, and unbng in currency to about four pounds, than a D8W 8U^ oloaths; her success more Ve efiualled her expectations, not a British an SSe I ntered the Tagus but the men were one a|i converted as good Catholics as money ere C ^3 could make them, and as for the b0y i the packets, tbey received the Queen's tin. money (as they termed it) five or six 68 over, as they constantly complained on a return from Falmouth of the strong U^^lts their relatives and friends had made at|Q their newly-adopted tenets. The Queen length discovered that the pious work she fk ^egun could not be accomplished, even if whole riches of the Brazils had been put in Requisition, and the ordonance was revoked to the great dissatisfaction and chagrin of the British tars."
Ifocal (Sobernmcut fottings [BY MENTOR.] Compared with many other towns, Chester is to be congratulated on its efficiency in sanitary Matters. This is no new theme, as I have had Occasion several times to remark; but I feel bound to repeat it the more I read the health statistics every now and again published in regard to other parishes. It is almost im- possible to believe at this time of day-the close of the nineteenth century-that almost every town of any pretensions in the United Kingdom should not have got rid of the nasty midden System. Yet I find at St. Helens the medical Officer reporting to the Health Committee 54 cases of infectious diseases during the fortnight, including a long list of houses where typhoid fever had occurred, adding that in all the cases the houses had foul privy middens attached. These things should not be, and I think that if the Chester Town Council could pride them- "elves on nothing else, and in respect to which the ratepayers should pay cheerfully, it is the ^fcner in which they are daily and hourly the city of its dust and refuse. TJ the fortnightly meeting of the Manchester rd of Guardians a large increase in the out- Was noted, and an opinion was expressed at it was owing to the dispute in the engineer- trade. The Board adopted a suggestion of the General Purposes Committee that the Chorlton and Prestwich Boards of Guardians be com. tounicated with in regard to a proposed combi- nation of the Boards for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the Infant Life Protection Act, 1897, should such combination be deemed advisable. Forden (Montgomeryshire) is not a large parish—population somewhere about 800 acreage under 6,000—and it is not to be sup- posed that it can afford to pay large salaries. But the Rural District Council seem inclined to ) cut these matters pretty fine. A short time ago, Owing to the resignation of Dr. Thursfield, they advertised for a medical officer of health for the district. The salary paid to Dr. Thursfield was <645 per annum, and the members of the Council decided to effect a saving by advertising the Post at R25. The Local Government Board wrote declining to sanction the appointment at euch a salary. At the recent meeting Mr. W. Pritchard moved that they raise the salary to £ 35.—Mr. J. Davies seconded.—An amendment Was proposed by Mr. T. Holloway that the salary remain at £ 25.—This was seconded, but on being put to the vote was lost.—A subse- quent motion that the salary remain at £45 was also lost, and it was resolved to write to the Local Government Board, asking their sanction to the appointment at a salary of £ 35. The Manchester School Board have been dis- cussing the physical effect of night classes, which gave rise to a sharp passage of arms between the Rev. Canon Nunn and Dr. Wood- cock. The School Management Committee recommended the adoption of the suggestion of a sub-committee which was appointed last month, that in view of the large number of dull and defective children requiring special in- struction in Manchester, centres be forthwith Established in suitable localities for their education. The reverend Canon objected to e practice as pernicious to the children, and eostly, for beyond the mischief to the children there was the over-pressure to the teachers, many of whom would be much better for a rest in the evening. He styled the pro- posal retrogression, not progression, and desired to call the attention of parents to the matter. An inducement was held out by the offer of prizes, but he advised them not to allow their children to go to school three times a day.-Dr. Woodcock hoped parents would be discriminating enough to recognise that Canon Nunn was not an impartial judge in this matter. He had made statements about injury to the health of the children which could in no way be sub- stantiated, but which on close observation could be disproved. He asserted that the children, the parents, and teachers even liked it, and characterised Canon Nunn's assertion as a deliberate attempt to damage the evening school work by throwing a suspicion of physical injury upon the children which no one bad ever proved to exist. Those who looked carefully and without prejudice at what had been accom- plished in Manchester by the evening schools would come to the conclusion that the work merited the encomiums of those interested in it. This led to a call for a withdrawal, but Dr. Woodcock simply qualified it by saying it was his opinion,' and the resolution was subse- quently agreed to. Scientists as well as Local Government auditors have thought fit to decry the powers of the divining rod' in rather vigorous fashion of late, the subject being, perhaps, brought more prominently before the public by the refusal of auditors to pass bills of payment for the services of the diviner or water-finder. Scientists pooh-pooh the whole thing as an im. posture, but we have all learned to recognise that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophy, and it is refreshing to note how scientists are being con- founded in this matter by what must be accepted as stern facts. Many cases may be cited on a par with the latest that comes from Bulawayo. A letter is published from a cor- respondent there who describes the operations of a dowser' employed by him, and, while he admits his recent scepticism, considers the bona fides of the magnetic powers of this simple twig to have been fully proved. He says Having sunk on the spot located through the medium of the divining-rod, I have at a depth of thirty feet struck the water; whereas my neighbour, at considerable expense, two years ago sank on the same line and only thirty yards away to a depth of forty-five feet without any result whatever. I am now convinced of the great expense which the rod may save in sink- ing for water." The Daily News a short time since devoted an article to the subject leaning strongly in the 'dowser's' favour, and cited many prominent and well authenticated instances wherein his powers had been demonstrated to the full in the face of engineers, specialists, and geologists who had failed. Educated and perfectly practical people are in favour of it, and the rod holds its own even among those who sit in academic chairs. Besides, what more is needed as a gurantee of good faith than the offer of most of these 'diviners' of any standing in their profession, who undertake to sink the well on the terms of no water, no pay ?' We have it recorded that the Anglo-Bavarian Brewery Company' bored for 140 feet, without success, under the guidance of the engineers, and for only 40, with perfect success, under the guidance of a dowser. One of the public vaccinators under the Chorlton Union has been drawing the pointed attention of his Board to the fact that there is a good deal of inefficient vaccination being performed in the Union. He says: Parents are led to believe that one vesicle would give immunity from smallpox equal to the protection afforded by the kind of vaccination insisted upon by the Local Government Board by the public vaccinators. The result may be very disastrous in the near future, and if anything can be done to induce the public to avail themselves of careful and efficient vaccination it ought to be done by those responsible for the maintenance of the public well-being. There is doubtless a growing dislike to vaccina- tion with humanised lymph, though with proper care there is no danger in the practice. The doctor suggested that an extra sixpence per case should be allowed for the use of animal lymph, which was agreed to. What was, how- ever, a curious feature in the discussion, arose when a medical member of the Board sug- gested that all infectious disease was due to insanitary conditions; when they had made all areas sanitary there would be an end to the need for vaccination, and another medico retorted that the assertion was the most utter nonsense that ever was spoken in this world by a medical man. His theory was absolutely ridiculous. No matter what their sanitary conditions were, if smallpox got into a district it was aureto spread.'—When doctors disagree
DISTRICT AND PARISH COUNCILS. HAWARDEN PARISH. The electors of the Parish Council have now an opportunity of realising the cost of the maintenance of a Council in their midst, through the provision of printed copies of the accounts. The rates supplied L100 (July 22nd, 1895, R50, and 14th March, 1896, L50). The expenses have been for the first election, £31 3s. repairs to the Gladstone Fountain, R3- 17s. 4d.; and establishment charges for layo, £ 11 Os. 9d.; 1897, R14 6s. 6d., making a total of E507s. 7d., leaving a balance for the present Council of R39 12s. 5d. The meetings of the Council have been frequent, being 19 in 1896, and 16 in 1897; while committee meetings numbered 15 in 1896, and 7 in 1897; while there were eight inspecting committees appointed to visit and report on drainage, ditches, fences, footpaths, roads, stiles, railway crossings, watercourses, and water supply. The results of the Council's work is not recorded, and so left for the judgment of the electors, which cannot but be favourable, considering the limited power allotted to Parish Councils. HOPE PARISH. APPLICATION BY THE CLERK FOR MORE SALARY. A meeting of this Council was held in Abermorddu Board School on Tuesday evening, Mr. E. O. Probert presiding. The Clerk read a reply from the Secretary of State re Shelbourne's grave, in which he said that, providing the Council saw no objection and the coffin was not disturbed, the grave might be opened for the purpose desired with- out the licence of the -Secretary of State.— After some discussion, Mr. T. H. Ellis moved that Shelbourne be allowed to open the grave he thought his late wife was buried in, in the presence of the members of the Parish Council, he bearing all expense.—The clerk was accordingly instructed to write to Shelbourne to this effect, allowing him to view the co ffin plate only, the work to be done by the parish sexton. -Mr. H. G. Roberts, C.C., wrote to say that Mr. Win. Lewis and he had visited the Gwalier at Caergwrle, and there were undoubtedly nuisancel at the top of the lane which should be reported to the District Council.—Mr. Wm. Lewis proposed that the clerk write to the I District Council to instruct their sanitary officer to visit the Gwalior, Ffrith, and Ffrwd.— Mr. Wm. Piercey seconded, stating that he could testify very strongly to the nuisances at the Gwalior. In one case there was stagnant water under a house. The chairman of the Sanitary Committee ought to be notified of the visit of the sanitary authority, that he might be present.—Mr. Fred. Jones, the clerk, said he was sadly underpaid, and when he took office, it was to oblige .the Council. If he had been'asked at the formation of the Council to take office, he should have refused. The work had greatly increased, and he now found that much of the work of the Burial Board also went through his bands, and, he might add, that he was paid less than other officers in the surrounding districts.—Mr. Bellis thought it better to postpone the matter until they had information from p-irishes as to payment of their clerks.—The Cit- 1. k said other officials received 9-10, and Mr. Bellis rejoined that he knew some who received P,5.-The Clerk com- plained of the vast amount of work entailed in letter writing.—Mr. Bellis said he had been talking to the ratepayers, and they con- sidered the clerk was better paid than any other officer in the parish, and he thought so too.—Mr. Piercey did not see why extraneous matter should be introduced. They had nothing to do with his other work as assistant overseer; the question was whether he was deserving of this increase or not. (Hear, hear.)-Mr. Bellis thought the Clerk had a very nice living. (Laughter.) The Clerk said he could not do the work under X10. He might as well tell them straight. (' Oh !')—Mr. Ellis moved that the question remain in abeyance until such time as they received information from the surrounding parishes as to what was paid.—Mr. Bellis seconded, and eventually the resolution was carried. FRODSHAM PARISH. UNFORTUNATE BONDSMEN. A meeting of the Frodsham Lordship Parish Council took place in the Boys' School, Overton, on Monday night, Mr. H. Tiley presiding. The Chairman read a letter from the solicitors of the bondsmen of Mr. John Challoner, late assistant overseer-who, it is alleged, has decamped, leaving the overseers over £ 24.1 in debt—demanding the sum of L20 15s., said to be due to Challoner as salary.—Asked to read the minutes of a meeting held on April 15th, 1896, bearing on the assistant overseer's salary, the Clerk read the following :—" On the motion of Mr. Jas. Percival, seconded by Mr. Thos. Lewis, it was resolved that the usual salary of 910 for the half-year be paid the assistant overseer, on account of making out and collecting the poor rate." Regarding the other 10, the Chairman said that.C5 of it was for the sanitary rate, but it was not legally due to Challoner, he having only made demand notes out, and not collected money, whereas according to appointment and resolution he should have done both. The other X5 was promised by the two late overseers on account of Agricultural rate, and they were not really bound to pay that sum.- Mr. Charles Reynolds: It will, after all, only be an act of grace for us to sanction the pay- ment of that X5 for agricultural rate.—Mr. James Percival: I think it is our duty to do all we can for the bondsmen.—Mr. Robert Shepherd: For the parish as well as the bondsmen.—The Chairman said that out of the X15 two guineas were due to Mr. Riley, and a month or six weeks' salary to Mr. George Aston, present assistant overseer, who worked Mr. Challoner's time out when that person left them in the lurch.—Mr. James Percival moved, that in the opinion of the Lordship Parish Councillors, it was a fair thing to do to advise the overseers to allow the £ 15, after deducting the two guineas and Mr. Aston's six weeks salary, subject to having proper security guaranteed.—Mr. Davies seconded, and on being put to the meeting it was carried unanimously. On the motion of Mr. R. Bate, seconded by Mr. Lewis, it was resolved that the present assistant overseer receive the same salary as before, namely, £5 for the half year, for making out and collecting poor rate. Letters were read by the Chairman from the chairman of the Helsby Water Committee, with various suggestions as to amalgamating with them, but it was resolved to leave them on the table.- The Clerk said that X121 10s. 5d.-half the sum owing bad been paid over by Mr. Challoner's bondsmen to the overseers.
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CAPTURE OF A HUGE SHARK.—A thresher shark twelve feet long was captured off Dover on Friday by some French fishermen. FATAL ACCIDENT AT WYNNSTAY COLLIBRY.— On Wednesday morning a sudden fall of coal took place in the Wynnstay Colliery, Ruabon, and two miners named Isaac Evans and Allen Edwards were severely crushed. It was thought that Edwards had sustained the most serious injury. Evans, however, died in the afternoon at the Ruabon Cottage Hospital. Edwards lies in a critical condition. It was down this colliery that Princess Beatrice went on the occasion of Her Majesty's visit to Wales some years ago. STORY OF DUAL LIFE.—Mr. Ellis Green, of Puckeridge, Herts, is a shoemaker in the day- time, but by night he is supposed to have en- gaged in a more harmful pursuit. A few days since the suspicions of the police having been aroused by his nocturnal habits, he was cap- tured upon enclosed premises under highly incriminating circumstances. Ostensibly Green was the respectable proprietor of a shoemaker's business in the little village, in which, however, for years past mysterious depredations have been carried on. When arrested, the suspect, a grey-haired old fellow of over 60 years, had upon him a skeleton key, which fitted the lock of a general warehouse. He is alleged to have been in the habit of entering these premises at night, and carting off large quantities of goods, portions of which have been discovered in his house. Indeed, the premises were found to contain an infinite variety of articles, which are stated to be the proceeds of hitherto undis- covered robberies in the neighbourhood. On the night of September 11th P.C. Bavihgton watched the old man's proceedings. Green left his house, and by an ingenious arrangement in step ladders scaled walls and fences in the vicinity, and obtained access to his neighbours property. He was very disagreeably surprised when arrested in the act, and attempted to bribe the constable. But when he found that the game was up, he made no secret of his actions. On being charged before the magis- trates he expressed his regret, and romarked that he didn't know as it was housebreaking.' Among his friends and neighbours Green's character had been above reproach, and great was the surprise expressed when his dual character was unveiled. He was on Tuesday committed to take his trial at the Quarter Sessions.
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CRICKET. THE LAST MATCH. CHAMPIONS V. REST OF LEAGUE. Probably the last match of the season, and certainly the most popular one in local circles, was decided on Wednesday. In common with otner years, it is usual for the champions of the Chester and District Cricket League to oppose an eleven, or twelve, as was the case this time, picked from the rest of the clubs who are members of the League, and, although the match was fixed for a later date than usual, the interest evinced in it was by no means less than on former occasions. As is well-known, Tatten- hall are the proud possessors of the handsome cup presented by Mr. R. A. Yerburgh, thus Tattenball was the venue of the encounter. The weather in the early morning was not very promising, but fortunately rain held off, although there was a piercingly cold wind blowing across the ground. The light also was bad for the batsmen, while the crease was a trifle heavy and treacherous. Tattenhall were represented by their usual league team, and the Rest,' who were not so strong as one would have liked to see pitted against such a team as the homesters, were captained by Mr. W. Nunnerley, who won the toss and put his team in first. Expectation at this stage ruled high in the minds of the supporters of the 'Rest,' but in a very short space of time it was evident that there was only one team in it. W. Jones and R. H. Davis bowled with wonderful effect, and the innings was nothing less than a mere procession of batsmen to and from the crease. The result was that the visitors were all dismissed for the surprising and paltry total of 18 runs, after an innings that was almost painful in its slowness. The result reflected the highest credit on the home team, who performed splendidly in the field, and especially on the efforts of the two bowlers before mentioned, who were so deadly in their effect that the batsmen could not stand up againt their deliveries. The Tattenhall innings realised 86 runs, and was productive of much interest. H. Griffiths and L. Maddox commenced opera- tions against the trundling of R. H. Davis and W. Jones, Maddox sending the first ball to square leg for four. In the next over Griffiths was bowled off his pads by Jones, and almost immediately afterwards Maddox was cleverly stumped by Grice in attempting to pull a straight delivery from Davis. Two down for five-a most unpromising commencement. This unfortunately was not the extent of their mis- fortunes, for the game was but a few seconds older when J. Dodd succumbed to Jones, the ball just taking the bails. Peters and Nortb became associated, and played steadily, the runs coming painfully slow. The Tattenhall men shewed much determination in the field, and the ninth over was de- livered with the total at nine. The light, too, was not very good, and with a nasty, cold wind blowing across the crease, the con- ditions could not be said to be at all favourable. Maiden after maiden was sent down, much to the chagrin of the spectators, and it was not until 16 overs had been delivered that the score assumed double figures—10. North was run out with the score at 12, and Jones came nearly losing his wicket when attempting a foolishly short run. The ball was, however, thrown in badly. Peters was the next to go, being bowled with a well-pitched ball from Jones. Astbury was smartly caught at point by Stanyer from Jones' next delivery, and the state of the game at this stage was six for 13. Jones continued to bowl with conspicuous success, and in his next over accounted for Lewis, the score being unaltered. W. Fletcher augmented the total by getting one away to leg for three, but in the same over Jones took his sixth wicket by bowling Lewie, and in the next over Fletcher hit his wicket, and Lowsby was bowled by Davis. W. Nunnerley (captain) and E. T. Hallmark fur- nished the last pair, and the latter player getting his leg in front to one from Davis, a most uninteresting innings concluded for the surprising total of 18. Much credit is due to the Tattenhall eleven for their splendid per- formance in the field. Jones and Davis bowled with splendid judgment throughout, and their averages speak for themselves. Jones took six wickets .for ten runs, and Davis four for eight. The Tattenhall innings was opened with extreme caution by W Jones and the Rev. C. L. Arnold, who faced the bowling of Peters and North, the latter dismissing the rector when the score had reached nine. Garside, who followed, was bowled off his pads by Peters, and later Stanyer, who did not quite get under a well- pitched delivery from North, was caught in the pito long field. Grice took his place, and after the winning hit bad been made by Jones a change was effected in the bowling, Dodd going on in place of Peters. The scoring was almost as slow as in the first innings, but this was somewhat accounted for by the excellence of the bowling and the ill-condition of the crease, which was very dead. The change proved effective, as Grice was caught at leg by Nunnerley in Dodd's second over. Logan was missed at 26, Jones in the same over making a beautiful drive out of the field for six. Nunnerley substituted North at the bottom end, and with the score at 44 Dodd got a beautifully pitched ball past Jones' guard, which just took the bails. Jones' innings realised 30. On Logan and Davis becoming associated matters became more interesting, and the half century was telegraphed, but at 55 the first-named player was accounted for in failing to play a ball from Dodd in time. Thomas was dismissed with the following ball, and Davis had a narrow escape from being caught at mid-on. J. Welch and Davis batted steadily, and the score gradually rose, the former repeating Jones' ,performance in driving one out of the field. The fielding at this stage was a trifle loose, and the batsmen did not fail to take advantage of it. A double change was effected in the bowling, Astbury and Jones substituting Nunnerley and Dodd. The change proved effective, as Jones dismissed Davis in his first over, the score having reached 81. At 86 Astbury bowled Welch, and with the score un- altered the last wicket was taken, Dodd effect- ing a beautiful catch in the long field. I TATTENHAU.. H Griffiths st Grice b W Jones b J Dodd 31 Davis 1 Rev C L Arnold b A M L Maddox b W Jones 4 North I J Dodd b do 0 S Garside b J PeterB .„. 1 J Peters b do 4 C Stanyer c Lewis b A M A M. North run out 4 North 3 It T Jones b W Jones 0 G Grice c Nunnerley b T Astbury c Stanyer b I Dodd 1 W Jones 0 C Logan b Dodd .,■-••••• 12 F Lewis b W Jones 0 PArthaii c GnmthsbDoda 0 E T Hallmark lbw b J H Thomas lbw b Dodd.. 0 Davis 0 I B H Davis b R T Jones .13 W Fletcher hit wkt b do. 3 J Welch b Astbury ••• • •; W Nunnerley not out 2 W Hall c J Dodd b H I J M Lowsby b Davis 0 Jones H Spencer not out o Extras 0 I Extras Total 18 j Total 86 BOWLING AVERAGES. Overs M'dns -Buns Wkts. J. Peters 9 4 8 1 A. M. North 13 5 17 2 J. Dodd .11 1 37 5 W. Nunnerley 6 1 1-" j T. Astbury 2 1 J J B. T. Jones 2 0 6 i TATTENHALL. „ „ *W. Jones 12 6 10 B. H. Davis 12 4 7 8 4 AFTER THE MATCH. At the conclusion of the game the players and friends were entertained at tea in the school- room, after which a short toast list was gone through. Mr. J. Dodd (St. Oswalds) occupied the chair, and in the course of a lengthy speech formally presented the cup to the president of the Tattenhall club, the Rev. C. L. Arnold. The club in whose possession the cup now rested, was, Mr. Dodd was of opinion, and he was not alone in that opinion, undoubtedly the best in the League, and was under the captaincy of one of the most popular and thoroughly sportsmanlike gentlemen it bad been his pleasure to meet.-The Rev. C. L. Arnold replied on behalf of the club, and Mr. Jones, in rising to acknowledge the compliment was greeted with the singing 'of For he's a jolly good fellow,' and other manifestations of the respect and esteem in which he is held by his many friends.—Other toasts were, Tatten- hall Club, Captain and Secretary,' proposed by Mr. Lowsby, and responded to by Messrs. W. Jones and R. II. Davis The Visiting Players,' given by the Rector and acknowledged by Mr. Lewis; 'The Visitors; by Mr. Jones, re- sponded to by Mr. W. H. Hallmark and 1 he Chairman.'—Mr. R. H. Davis. in proposing the health of the League Committee, spoke as to the able manner in which the gentlemen form- ing that committee had carried out their arduous duties, and Mr. E. T. Hallmark, in the course of a humorous speech, remarked that next year they anticipated that some of those clubs which had left the League were likely to re- join, and that in all probability the success of the League would be more marked than ever.—Mr. G. I Grice next proposed the 'League Secretary,' and spoke warmly of the respect and esteem in which Mr. W. Fletcher was held by all. The toast was drunk with musical hon uirs, as was also that of 'The League Treasurer' (Air. H. Jones), submitted by Mr. C. Stanyer, and acknowledged by Mr. W. Fletcher on behalf of Mr. Jones, who was unavoidably absent. Mr. Fletcher read the letter ot apology sent by Mr. Jones, in which he stated that the League was in a satisfactory condition finan- cially. Before the company adjourned Mr. G. Grice was presented with a cricket bag and pads by the Rev. C. L. Arnold, on behalf of the Tattenhall Club. An adjournment was after- wards made to Mr. Challinor's hotel, where a most successful smoking concert was held. AVERAGES. CHESTER AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. Played Won Lost Drawn Pts Tattenhall 10 9 1 0 18 Buckley 10 8 2 0 16 Flint. 10 3 4 3 9 St. Oswalds 10 3 4 3 9 Mold 10 2 7 1 5 Gwersyllt 10 1 8 1 3 For Against O,A "G °i C"3 E JJ> o g *3 C 0 £ a g- y Ik », "a *> u -55 t. S ■< < o 2 <5 pa p. » H 2 A Tattenhall. 885 983 12 4 462 51 3 51 Buckley 975 97 5 10 9 49<J 49 2 4 9 Flint 657 73 7 3 710 78 2 8 7 St. Oswalds.. 535 59"4 7-2 761 84-5 9'5 Mold 579 57 9 5'7 927 92 7 12 3 Gwersyllt 413 45 8 4'6 702 78 0 8'0 BATTING. C » g, o • B td • 3 £ oo .3 t* I W. Jones (Tattenhall) 9 ..3.288 ..102*8 Houseman (Buckley) 9.1.377.100*47 1 G, Grice (Tattenhll) 9.2.134. 41*19'1 J. S. Swire (Buckley) 5 2. 55. 41*18'3 R. Lloyd (St. Oswald's). 6.3.. 54.. 30*18 S. Garside (Tattenhall) 4.3. 18.. 12 .18 D. Thomas (Gwersyllt) 6.0.104. 40 .17'3 E. Jones (Mold). 4.1. 50. 24*16 6 P. D. Jones (Flint) 7.1. 82. 25 .13'6 C. Logan (Tattenhall) 9.0.122. 34 .13'5 C. W. Christopher son (Flint) 9.1.101. 59*12'6 R Davies (Buckley) 7.0. 82. 50,117 J. Popkin (Mold) 6.0. 64 24 .10'6 J. Peters (Buckley) 9..2. 72. 26 .10'2 J A. Roberts (St. Oswald's) 7.1. 61. 24 .lO'l W. Hughes (Flint) 9.0. 89. 29 9 8 E. Griffith (St. Oswald's) 7 0. 53. 15 7'5 L. Maddox (Mold). 4..0. 30. 15 7'5 W. S. Gillespie (Mold) 10 ..0. 73. 29 7-3 E. J. Hughes (Flint) 9..0. 64. 17 71 H. Griffiths (Buckley) 10 0. 69. 38 69 H. Lamb (Buckley) 7.0. 48. 31 6 8 T. Buckley (Gwersyllt) 7.0. 46. 12 6 5 T. Astbury (Gwersyllt) 8 ..1. 44. 15 62 .Signifies not out. BOWLING. Overs. Mds.Runs. Wks. Av. Hughes (Buckley) 101 35. 128. 37. 3 17 Peters (Buckley) llO'l. 36. 175. 46. 3 37 Davis (Tattenhall) 125'3. 42. 234. 49. 4*7 Jones (Tattenhall) 122 40. 176.. 31. 5'6 Harrison (Mold) 103'4. 18. 227. 27. 8'41 North (Mold). 81'4 12. 194. 19.10 21 CHESTER C.C. The Chester Club have had a thoroughly successful season, and out of the 15 matches played five have been won, two lost, and eight drawn. They have not lost a single match on the Roodee this year, and all the matches drawn have been in their favour, with the exception of Llandudno. The average of runs scored has been 15'7 against 11-347, while the total runs scored have been 1,602 for 102 wickets, against 1,475 for 130 wickets. BATTING. I Times J. JNO. ot not most in inns. out. inns. T'tal. A'ges. H. Wright 5 2 *59 152 50 66 C. A. Stanyer 13 3 .100 321 32'1 S. Shore 10 1 *52 176 19'55 J. Mountford 11 3 *29 118 14'75 W. Roberts 5 1 34 58 14"5 H. Hack. 3 1 20. 27 13'5 F. Webb 12 2 *40 129 12-9 A. McNeil 3 0 18. 38 12'66 W. Aldis 9 2 *25 87 12 42 W. A. Jones 10 0 31. 88. 8'8 G. S. Warne 9 0 24. 73. 8'1 T. Norbury 4 0 13. 31. 7'75 BOWLING. Runs. Wickets. Average. A. McNeil 26. 5 5'2 H. Hack. 121 16 7 5 H.Wright. 57. 7. 814 W. Roberts 319 33 9'66 W. Aldis 280 28 10 J. Mountford 174 16 10'8
SATURDAY'S FOOTBALL. Chester played Stockport County in the qualifying round of the English Cup on Saturday at Stockport, the visitors being accompanied by a number of their Cestrian supporters. In the first half the homesters had the sun, wind, and slope in their favour, but for some time their defence was rather weak, although nothing resulted. Gradually the County settled down, however, and Worrall and Heyes became dangerous, sending in shots which Coventry repelled in his most effective style. Shortly afterwards Wilson, of the home team, scored from a corner, and the play for a period became slow. Then Worrall got through with a splendid shot, after grand combination on the part of the County forwards, and at half-time the homesters led by two goals to nothing. On the re-start Chester were seen to much better advantage, the forwards, as on the previous Saturday at home, playing a capital game. At last their efforts were rewarded, and Lewis scored Chester's only goal. From this point the game was not of special interest, and no further scoring took place, Stockport thus winning by two goals to one. On the play, the teams were about evenly matched. The chief event in Saturday's League games was the overthrow of the champions at Ewood Park, so that there is now only one undefeated team in the competition, to wit, Sheffield United. It is not often that seven goals are scored in the second half of a League contest, but the Rovers scored four, while the Villa put on three, after a pointless first half, the Villa thus sus- taining their first reverse of the season. Sheffield United could only claim a draw against Bury at Bramall-lane, after the visitors had led bv a eoal for three-parts of the game; while the Wednesday were defeated for the second time by Sunderland, the score being the same in both cases. Notts County were unable to secure the much-coveted victory, being only able to make a draw with Derby County, while their rivals, the Forest, accomplished the same result at Wolverhampton, the Reds doing well to make a draw with the Wolves. Bolton Wanderers bad a keen tussle with North End, securing a victory by the narrow margin of one goal to nil, and West Bromwich improved their record by defeating Stoke pointless. It has become customary to read of large gates' at Liverpool, and it is not surprising, therefore, to learn that at the match between Liverpool and Everton there was an attendance estimated at thirty-five thousand. On Saturday every- thing pointed to the success of Everton. In the early part of the season the great team went badly, whereas Liverpool gave promise of doing great things. Then the conditions altered. Everton improved and Liverpool went back, with the result that up to Saturday Everton had won two matches out of three, and Liverpool had lost one and drawn two. The team; last season played a pointless draw in this engagement; on Saturday Liverpool won handsomely by three goals to one.
GOLF: FURTHER SUCCESS OF MR. HILTON.— A golf handicap competition of 36 holes, pro- moted by the Castletown Golt Club, was held at Castletown links, Isle of Man, on Tuesday. Mr. H. H. Hilton, the open champion, broke the record of the links by going round in 71, which was two less than his previous best. MR. BENSON'S COMPANY GOES FOOLBALLING. —Mr. F. R. Benson and the company he had brought down to the Royalty Theatre last week played a football match with the Cheshire Magpies on Friday afternoon, at Newton Lane, the homesters' ground. A large number of spectators witnessed the game, which from first to last was well contested, the theatrical gentlemen exhibiting a skill at foot- ball somewhat akin to their power on the stage. Mr. Benson, who is a noted athlete, played a capital game, and the match ended in a draw of two goals each. Charming weather prevailed all afternoon.
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PULFORD. THE CHURCH Ciroiu.-The Pulford church choir went on Wednesday for their annual trip. A brake conveyed them and their friends from Pulford to Chester Station, en route for Liver- pool. Here an enjoyable day was spent, the arrangements giving general satisfaction.
HOOTON. THE WATER SUPPLY.-The inhabitants will be pleased to learn that the partial breakdown of the plant of the Waterworks, Hooton, is now almost remedied, and the inadequate supply of water which has hitherto existed in the district will in all probability soon be turned into a much larger supply, as the company are making alterations in their machinery and mains, to render a recurrence of the present trouble almost impossible.
HA WARDEN. HAWARDEN AND DISTRICT CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY, LTD.—The quarterly general meeting was held on Thursday at the Stores, Ewloe. The chair was occupied by Mr. John Evans, president, and about 30 members were present. The Committee of Management presented the statement of accounts, showing a nett profit of zE63 10s. 3d., and they recommended a dividend of 2s. 6d. in the £ on members' purchases, which would absorb X61. During the quarter six new members were recorded. Ihe meeting passed the accounts and adopted the recom- mendations of the Committee of Management.
WRENBIRY. CHURCHYARD EXTENSION CONSECRATION BY THE BISHOP.—The Lord Bishop of Chester con- secrated an additional piece of land to the old churchyard on Wednesday afternoon, which has been given by Mr. A. Starkey, J.P., of Wren- bury Hall. The extension is about a quarter of an acre, and has been fenced, and laid out at a cost of about JE60. The Bishop was received at the church by the Vicar (the Rev. T. W. Norwood), and several of the clergy from adjoining parishes were in attendance, including the Rev. Canon Webb, who carried the Bishop's pastoral staff in the procession, headed by the churchwardens, sidesmen, and choir. The Bishop preached from Psalm xiv., 9—11, and the offertory in aid of the expenses amounted to z623 5s. 9d. Among those present were the Rev. J. Harris, vicar of Wrenbury; the Rev. Llewellyn Vawdrey, Tushingham; the Rev. J. S. Hirst, Baddiley Mr. A. Starkey and Mrs. Aldis, Wrenbury Hall; Dr. Thomson, Colonel Lee, Messrs. Charles Dain and James Thomasson (churchwardens), the Hon. Miss Cotton, Dr. Welch, &c.
NORLEY. WESLEYAN NORTHWICH CIRCUIT. The quarterly meeting of this circuit was held on Wednesday at Nor ley. The preachers' meeting was held at two o'clock, the Rev. Samuel Dalziel in the chair, and afterwards the full quarterly meeting was held. The Superinten- dent was in the chair, being supported by the Rev. John Bateman, of Middlewich the Rev. W. H. Lockhart, of Winsford; and the Rev. G. F. Sherwell, of Witton; Messrs. John Clough and Richard Chesters, circuit stewards; Mr. T. B. Moreton, ex-circuit steward; Mr. Thomas Moreton, treasurer to the Circuit Temperance Committee; Mr. William Dutton, secretary to the quarterly; and upwards of fifty representa- tives of different parts of the circuit. The amount raised for the Indian famine in the circuit amounted to ZESO 6s. 3d. Mr. Harper presented the account of the circuit gathering in July, irom which it appeared there was a profit of JE26 4s. 6d. The superintendent gave the number of members in the circuit as 1,167, with 57 on trial and 143 in junior classes. The stewards presented their financial statement, shewing the total receipts to be zE233 5s. Id., which leaves a balance of zEl 6s. 6d.
FRODSHAM. CYCLE ACCIDICI;TS.-Another cycle accident happened at Frodsham last week. As Mr. G. Webb was riding round the corner of Chapel- lane at 6 a.m. on the way to his work, he went at full speed into a lurry which was stationary. He was dashed off his machine to a distance of several yards, colliding with a wall, but, fortu- nately for himself, with his leg instead of his head. He was completely stunned, and on being assisted home his thigh was found to be dread- fully lacerated, one long wound being nearly an inch deep.—A boy named Lister was run down during the week by a cyclist, and had one of his feet damaged. EARLY CLOSING.—A movement is on foot whereby it is hoped that a further concession will be granted the tradespeople of Frodsham on Wednesday afternoon-their half holiday. It is thought by the majority of shopkeepers that it would be a wise and advantageous step to do away with the 12 to 1 dinner-hour on that day, and close at one p.m., instead of two, as formerly. Last week some of the leading tradespeople adopted this plan, and it is hoped that all branches of shopkeepers will fall in with this excellent idea, as the movement will, undoubtedly, be much appreciated. WEDDING.—On Wednesday afternoon a pretty wedding was solemnized at Aston Church before a crowded congregation, the contracting parties being Mr. Lancelot Hyde Clarke, builder and contractor, of Frodsham, son of the late Mr. Edward Clarke, solicitor, of The Highlands, near Runcorn, and Miss Kathleen Linaker, second daughter of the late Mr. W. H. Linaker, solicitor, of Runcorn. The bride, who was charmingly attired in a fawn dress, with cream coloured trimmings, and hat to match, was given away by her brother, Mr. Harry Nugent Linaker. She carried a beautiful white shower bouquet of orange blossom and white roses, and wore a diamond and sapphire ring, the gift of the bridegroom. Her sister, Miss Emma Linaker, was her bridesmaid, and wore a grey dress with white trimmings and hat to match. She also carried a dark crimson bouquet of car- nations and roses, and wore a merry-thought brooch, with diamond centre, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr. Charles Linaker, jun., the bride's cousin, acted in the capacity of best man. The Rev. W. T. Dickinson, of Frodsham, con- ducted the marriage ceremony, and the Rev. W. Gathan delivered an appropriate address, after which, amid the well-wishes of their nmerous friends present, the happy couple drove to Runcorn for mail for London, where they purpose spending their honeymoon. The bride's travelling dress was of green cloth. The guests included Mrs. W. H. Linaker (mother of bride), Mrs. Clarke (mother of bridegroom), Mr. J. Clarke (uncle of bridegrocm), Mr. Wignall (uncle of bride), Mr. and Mrs. Charles Linaker, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Linaker, Mr. W. G. Linaker, Miss J. L. Linaker, Miss A. E. Linaker, Dr. Marsh, Miss Annie and Miss May Linaker (sisters of bride), and Master Fred Linaker (brother of bride). The wedding presents were numerous.
CONN AH'S QlJAY. AN IMPROVEMENT.—A portion of the village parapet near Dee View, and leading directly to at. Mark's Church, has been considerably improved by Mr. C. Davison, Farfield Hall, at his own expense. The portion of the path has bnen widened and laid with tiles, and the improvement will prove a great convenience. Mr. Davison has set a good example to owners of property in the district.
WREXHAM. NEW PAPER MILLS.—On Wednesday the foundation-stones of new hand-made paper mills, at Burtham, near Wrexham, were laid by Mrs. Kenyon and Miss Greville. The mill is to cost about X4,000, exclusive of machinery. There was a large attendance to witness the ceremony. The industry has been carried on in the Bersham Valley for about a century, but in April last the old mills, which employed about 100 haúds, wo::re burnt to the ground. The Hon. G. T. Kenyon, in replying to a vote of thanks to his witV, said that his wife and himself were anxious to do their duty in the district an,i neighbourhood, and if Mrs. Kenyon had done anything in that direction that afternoon it had given her the greatest possible pleasure.
ROCK IF ERR Y. GIRL RESCUED FROM SLAVERY.—There is now on her way home to this country from America, Emma. Davies, a girl of thirteen, whose parents reside iu Cl^ de-street, Rock Ferry. Four years ago she was taken out to California by a Mr. and Mrs. Edwatd Stubbs, who said they would bring Emma up as one of their own children. Mrs. Stubbs corresponded for some time with the girl's parents, but this ceased about two years ago. Then the parents took all possible means through the Foreign Office and otherwise of demanding the girl's return, but Mrs. Stubbs said she would not release the girl until the law compelled her. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in San Francisco took the matter up, and the facts were laid before Sir Elliott Lees, the member for Birkenhead, who communicated with the Foreign Office. Eventually the where- abouts of the girl was discovered, and it was ascertained that she had not only to do all the housework, but had to work in the vineyard with male labourers, and had been savagely beaten. She was rescued, and is now on her way home. She told a pitiful tale of her treatment, and said that she had never been to school, and when she asked about her father and mother was told they were dead. Letters written home purporting to be from her were forgeries, and letters from home were never delivered to her. She was beaten with a stick evey day and treated like a slave.
FLINT. THE MAYOR INITIATED AS AN ODDFELLOW.— A special meeting of the Flint Castle Lodge of Oddfellows was held on Wednesday evening at their club-room in Trelawney-square to cele- brate their 58th anniversary. An interesting part of the proceedings was the initiation of six prominent gentlemen as honorary members of the society, viz.:—The Mayor (Alderman S. K. Muspratt), who wore his chain of office, Major Dyson, J.P., Mr. Henry Taylor, F.S.A., town clerk, Councillor T. Ryan, Mr. Samuel Wilkinson, and Mr. John Brady, each of whom expressed their appreciation of the privilege granted them of becoming associated with a society of such noble traditions as the society of Oddfellows. After initiation the members sat down to an excellent knife and fork tea. The Mayor presided, and the following toast list was given :—' The Queen by the Chairman, Army and Navy' Councillor Harrison, re- sponded to by Major Dyson Town and Trade of Flint' Councillor Ryan, responded to by the Mayor, who said that he thought Flint ha4,* seen its worst days, and that there were brighter prospects for the future. Honorary Members' Mr. H. Owen, responded to by Alderman J. Hall, J.P.; 'Manchester Unity* Mr. J. Wilson Owen, responded to by Mr. J. Owen Jones; 'Flint Castle Lodge,' Mr. J. R. Alexander, responded to by Mr. James Craig; Host and Hostess' Mr. J. Brady, responded to by Mr. Ardern. The Mayor was obliged to leave, to go by train, and Major Dyson took the chair. After a few songs and further toasts had been given the Chairman intro- duced Dr. Nairn to the members as the successor to the practice of the late doctor of the society (Dr. T. Hughes), to whom feeling reference had been made.—Dr. Nairn thanked the meeting.
HELSBY. CHURCH IMPROVEMENTS.—The erection of a gas lamp directly opposite the steps approaching the church from the main road, in the place of the oil lamp which has done duty up to the present, and the construction of a footpath across the lower portion of the vicarage grounds, and leading from the road on the south-west side of the church to the main entrance, are much-needed improvements, which will doubtless be greatly appreciated by church-goers in general during the coming winter. FORMATION OF A GYMNASIUM. — A well- attended meeting was held at the Telegraph Manufacturing Company's Works on Thursday, with the object of endeavouring to form a gymnasium. Mr. W. Barlow presided, and after some remarks from Mr. Healey and others, it was unanimously resolved that a gymnasium should be formed. Messrs. F. Bay ley, E. A. Bayles, J. Healey, F. Wells, and H. Sartain were appointed as a committee, with Mr. J. Bowyer as hon. sec., to bring the matter before the Management Committee of the Athletic Club for confirmation and to make the necessary arrangements. A large number of those present signified their intention of joining. A vote of thanks to the chairman and Mr. Bowyer brought the meeting to a close. DEATH OF MR. ABRAHAM WHITE.—One of Helsby's oldest and most respected inhabitants has just passed away in Mr. Abraham White, who expired at his residence, Bank House Farm, early on Thursday morning, at the age of 63. Mr. White, who had been a sufferer from a complication of diseases for nearly two years, had so far recovered a short time ago as to be able to go to Wales to further his Droaress towards convalescence, and appeared on his return to have derived so much benefit from the change that hopes were enter- tained of his complete recovery. He, however, took a relapse a few days ago, from which he never rallied, and although all medical aid possible was given him, be expired as stated. In addition to being a large farmer, Mr. White carried on an extensive business as a hay, straw, and cattle dealer, and was consequently a well-known personage at all the markets and fairs for many miles round, and by his amiable manner and integrity in business won the esteem of all with whom he came in contact. His loss will be most keenly felt by the United Methodist Free Church body, of which he was one of the main supporters, pecuniary and otherwise. His labours on their behalf were so highly appreciated by the members that he was elected to every office of honour and respon- sibility that could be conferred upon him. As a lay preacher he did a great deal of good work, and for many years he held the office of circuit steward and superintendent of the Sunday school, which duties he reluctantly gave up through increasing infirmities. Mr. White, although & consistent Liberal, did not take an active part in politics. He was a prominent member of the Parish Council, but had to resign that position through illness. He leaves a widow and seven children to mourn their loss. The interment took place at bt. Paul's Church on Saturday.
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BUNBURY. CYCLE PARADE.—The Bunbury cycle parade, which took place on Wednesday evening, proved a great success. The committee con- sisted of Messrs. W. Woolley (treasurer), R. T. Mathews (secretary), S. Challinor, R. Richard- son, C. E. Matthews, and J. Thompson. Messrs. W. Woolley and T. S. Nield acted as judges. Mr. J. Naylor, of Beeston Tower, telegraphed his regret at being unable to officiate as judge, but desired the committee to augment the prize list at his expense. Favoured by excellent weather, those taking part in the procession assembled at the Public Hall, and, headed by the Bunbury brass band and accompanied by the Tarporley bands and fire brigade, paraded the village. At the conclusion of the parade the prizes were distributed in the Public Hall by Miss Jones, of Fir Bank, the Rev. W. A. Edwards presiding. This ceremony over, the hall was cleared for dancing, which was entered into with great spirit. The sum collected in boxes amounted to X5 6s., which, with the entrance money to the dance, will benefit the financial position of the Public Hall, the object of the parade. The prizes were awarded as follow — The best costume and decorated machine (lady's) 1, Miss G. Mathews; 2, Miss C. Parker; 3, Miss Walker. The best costume and decorated machine (gent's): 1, W. Parker; 2, J. H. Jackson; 3. R. Bird. The best tableau: 1, Lighthouse and Wreck of the Royal George; 2, Mr. Cluett's Lifeboat (To the Rescue) 3, Dr. Vint. The most comically dressed cyclist 1, C. E. Matthews; 2, J. H. Jackson; 3, J. Titmarsh. The most comically dressed person; 1, T. Grocott; 2, G. Amos 3, R. Vickers. The best dressed boy or girl: 1, Miss E. Cowap; 2, W. Williamson; 3, H. Sheen. The best dressed collector: 1, Miss A. Windsor; 2, Miss M. Seaville; 3, Mr. R. Fleet. The largest collec- tion: 1, W. Davenport; 2, A. Thompson; 3, J. Thompson. »