) Suction Btarp. Sales by MESSRS. CHURTON. ELPHICK. ROBERTS, A RICHARDSON. Sept. 29-At the Auction Mart, Foregate-street- Furniture, &c. Sept. 29-At the Patten Arms Hotel, Warrington- Property at Helsby Sept. 30—At the Great Western Goods Yard- Sleepers, &c. Oct. 4—At 52, Upper Northgate-street-Household Furniture, &c. Oct. 5 & 6-At the Auction Mart, Foregate-street- Furs, &c. By MR. J. J. CUNNAR. Sept. 29-At the Smithfield, Hooton-Rams and Store Ewes, Fat and Store Cattle, &c. Sept. 30—At the Smithfield, Chester-Stock Rams and Store Ewes Oct. 5 At the Smithfield, Chester Fat and Store Stock Oct. 5—At the Smithfield, Chester-Dutch Bulbs and Flowering Plants Oct. 6 At the Smithfield, Hooton Fat and Store Stock Oct. 12-At the Smithfield, Chester-Annual Sale of Hill Ewes Oot. 14-At the Smithfield, Chester-Annual Show and Sale of Qplta and Foals By MR. H. H. ETCHES. Sept. 30 A Oct. I-At Whitchurch (Salop)—Horses By MR. FRANK LLOYD. Oct. 5. 6, 7. & 8-At Wrexham—Horses and Ponies Oct. 25-At the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Wrexham- Freehold Brickworks at Wheatsheaf By MESSRS. W. G. PREECE & SON. Oct. I-At Shrewsbury Smithfield Shropshire Sheep By MESSRS. MACDONALD, FRASER & CO. Sept. 28-At Lairg, Sutherlandshire-Sheep Sept. 30 & Oct. 1—At Inverness—Sheep and Cattle Oct. 6, 7, & 8—At Perth Sheep and Cattle Sales bo Auction. This Day (Wednesday). AUCTION MART, FOREGATE-STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. will SELL BY AUCTION, on WEDNESDAY, the 29th September, 1897, commencing at Eleven a.m. punctually, a large assortment of HOUSE- HOLD FURNITURE and other Effects. Catalogues may be had from the AUCTIONEERS, Chester. This Day (Wednesday). HELSBY, CHESHIRE. By Order of Mortgagees. Sale of Valuable BUILDING LAND and STONE QUARRY, by Auction by MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & CO., at 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 wooaed 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. To-Morrow (Thursday). Sale of about 80 Tons of Hay, Railway Sleepers, Timbers, Firewood, &c., at the GREAT WESTERN GOODS YARD, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. have received instructions to SELL BY AUC- TION, on THURSDAY, Sept. 30th, 1897, com- mencing at Eleven o'clock a.m. punctually, the under-mentioned HAY. SLEEPERS, TIMBERS, and FIREWOOD, viz. SLEEPERS, TIMBERS, AND FIREWOOD, lying in the Great Western Goods Yard, Chester. 80 Stacks of Old Sleepers 18 Stacks of Old Timbers 13 Stacks of Firewood HAY. 2 Stacks of Hay, lying at Helsby Station 1 Stack of Hay, lying at Hooton Station 1 Stack of Hay, lying at Brymbo Station 1 Stack of Hay, lying at Parkgate Station N.B.—Any further information may be had from Mr. ADAMS, Permanent Way Inspector, at the Chester General Railway Station; or the Auc- TIONEERS, Chester. On Monday Next. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. HAVEj been favoured with instructions from Miss Pitts, who is leaving the neighbourhood, to SELL BY AUCTION, at No. 52, UPPER NORTHGATE- STREET, CHESTER, on MONDAY, the 4th Oct., 1897, commencing at 11 o'clock a.m. punctually, a portion of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, including sets of iron and brass bedsteads, dining- room chairs, grandfather's clock, glass, china, and other miscellaneous rSucta. AUCTION MART, FOREGATE-STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK, & Co. will SELL BY AUCTION, on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY. 5th and 6th October, 1897, com- mencing each day at 11 a.m. punctually, a large Stock of Fashionable YVINTEK, FURS, including valuable Sealskin Jackets and Capes, Bearskin and other Trimmings Sable, Beaver, Otter, and other Muffs Fur-lined Travelling Coats; Carriage and Hearth Rugs, Ac., &c. Catalogues may be had from the AUCTIONEERS. THIS DAY (WEDNESDAY), Sept. 29th, 1897, at the SMITHFIELD, HOOTON. MR. JOHN J. CUNNAH will hold his ANNUAL SALE of RAMS and STORE EWES. The present entries comprise upwards of 40 Grand Shropshire and Leicester RAMS and RAM LAMBS. 6 Grand Border Leicester SHEARLINGS. TO Young CLUN EWES, and 600 First-rate CHEVIOT and BLACKFACED EWES. 100 Well-grown Cross-bred Leicester LAMBS. Sale at Twelve o'clock noon. Further entries respectfully solicited. Catalogues from the AUCTIONEER, Grosvenor Chambers, Chester. TO-MORROW (THURSDAY), Sept. 30th, 1897, at the SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR JOHN J CUNNAH will hold his Annual Sale of STOCK RAMS and STORE EWES, comprising 60 Grand pedigree Shropshire Shearling RAMS, and RAM LAMBS 35 Pure-bred Leicester RAMS and well-grown RAM LAMBS 100 Young Shropshire and Clun EWES 150 Young Cheviot EWES 500 Black-faced EWES, correct in teeth 160 Cross-bred Leicester LAMBS 60 Black-faced Wether LAMBS. Sale at half-past Eloven punctually. Further entries respectfully solicited. Catalogues from the AUCTIONEER, Grosvenor Chambers, Chester. 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 TUESDAY, Oct. 5th, 1897, At the SMITHFIELD, CHESTER. MR. JOHN J. CUNNAH will hold his ANNUAL SALE of DUTCH BULBS and FLOWERING ROOTS, at Three o'clock prompt. Catalogues from the AUCTIONEER. On WEDNESDAY NEXT. MR J. J. CUNNAH will hold his WEEKLY SALE of Fat and Store CATTLE, SHEEP, PIGS, and CALVES, at the SMITHFIELD, HOOTON, at One o'clock prompt. Entries respectfully solicited. 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 16TH ANNUAL SHOW and SALE of COLTS and FOALS, when the following PRIZES will be given:— £1 for the Best Cart Colt Foal. JE1 for the Best Cart Filly Foal. El for the Best Foal suitable for Harness or Hunting purposes. 91 for the Best Yearling Colt or Filly suitable for Agricultural purposes. JE1 for the Best Two-year-old Colt or Filly suitable for Agricultural purposes. JE1 for the Best Yearling Colt or Filly for Harness or Hunting purposes. £1 for the Best Two-year-old Colt or Filly for Harness or Hunting purposes. Judging at 11 o'clock. Sale at Half-past Twelve. Entry Forms from the AUCTIONEER, Grosvenor Chambers, Cheater. I Sales is Auction. "r-r, BY AUCTION, about 400 HORSES, at WHIT- CHURCH (SALOP), THURSDAY and FRIDAY NEXT, September 30th and October 1st. First Day Light Horses. Second Day Wagon and Lurry Horses, Colts and Foals. 438 in Prizes. Particulars in catalogues. Sale at Twelve. H. H. ETCHES, Auctioneer. JOHN A. LYON 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.—OCTOBER SALES. THE NORTH WALES QUARTERLY PRIZE HORSE SALES AND FOAL SHOW AT WREXHAM. FRANK LLOYD'S GREAT SALES- TUESDAY, October 5th, Hunters and Harness Horses. WEDNESDAY, 6th, Small Horses, Show Cobs and Ponies. 50 Prize winners entered. THURSDAY, 7th, The Great Sale of Wagon Horses. FRIDAY, 8th, Shire Mares, Geldings, and Fillies and Foals of all classes. 750 Horses entered. Limit 1,000. VALUABLE FREEHOLD BRICKWORKS. MR. FRANK LLOYD has received instruc* tions from the Executor of the late Thomas Clayton, Esquire, to offer for SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Wrexham, on MONDAY, 25th October, 1897, at Three o'clock precisely, subject to conditions to be then pro- duced and read, the following Valuable Freehold PROPERTY :-All that FREEHOLD BRICKWORKS, situate at Wheatsheaf, Gwersyllt, about 2 miles from Wrexham, comprising 9a. 3r. lip. of Land, with the Plant, Machinery and Buildings, and other things necessary for the carrying on of the Works as a going concern. The Great Western and Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railways have sidings into the Works. N.B.—The Works will be offered together, with an option which the vendor has secured to purchase at a fixed price from an adjoining owner 5 acres of freehold land containing an excellent bed of clay, lying between the Great Western and Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railways. Plans and particulars can be obtained from the AUCTlONEER i and from MESSRS. EVAN MORRIS & CO., The Priory, Wrexham, Solicitors. On Friday Next. 2,000 SHROPSHIRE RAMS & EWES, AT SHREWSBURY, ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 1897. LAST GREAT SALE OF THE SEASON. MESSRS. W. G. PREECE & SON JJLL 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 YEAR, and the best opportunity for obtaining the BEST CLASS OF THE PRACTICAL AND RENT-PAYING TYPES OF THE TRUE SHROP- SHIRE. 250 Grand CLUN EWES included. Sale to commence at 10-30 sharp. Catalogues from, and Commissions executed by, W. G. PREECE & SON, Shrewsbury. MACDONALD. FRASER, & CO., JjLL LTD.'S GREAT AUTUMN SALES OF 90,000 HILL SHEEP, AND 4,200 WEST HIGHLAND, BLACK POLLED, and CROSS CATTLE, AT LAIRG, PERTH, AND INVERNESS. AT LAIRG, SUTHERLANDSHIRE. On TUESDAY, 28th Sept., at 12 noon, 3,000 Sutherland Cheviot EWES and GIMMERS, 1,000 Cheviot 2 and 3 year old WETHERS, the best in Scotland. AT INVERNESS AUCTION MART, Two Days' Sale of 26,000 Hill SHEEP and 1,200 CATTLE. THURSDAY, 30th Sept., at 11 am. 9,000 Cheviot and Blackface 1, 2, and 3 year old WETHERS. 4,000 Cheviot, Blackface, and Cross LAMBS. 1,200 Black Polled, West Highland, and Cross CATTLE. FRIDAY, lat. October, at 11 a.m. 7,000 Cheviot uncrossed cast EWES & GIMMERS. 6,000 Blackface uncrossed cast EWES and GIMMERS. NOTE.—The Inverness Sale comprises a first-class selection of Cheviot and Blackface Hill Sheep and West Highland and Black Polled Cattle. AT PERTH AUCTION MART. Great Annual Three Days Sale of 71,000 Black- face and Cheviot Hill SHEEP and LAMBS and 3,000 West Highland and Cross CATTLE. WEDNESDAY, 6th October, at 9.30 a.m. 28,000 Blackface and Cheviot cast EWES, all uncrossed, sound, hardy, Ewes, direct from the principal Hill Flocks in the North of Scotland. 1,400 West Highland BULLOCKS & HEIFERS, I 1, 2, and 3 year olds. THURSDAY, 7th October, at 10 alm. 30,000 Blackface and Cheviot WETHERS, 1, 2, and 3 year olds, the largest and best show in Scotland. FRIDAY, 8th October, at 10 a.m. J 10,000 Blackface, Cheviot, and Cross GIMMERS. 3,000 Greyface and Blackface LAMBS. ] 1,500 Cross CATTLE. 100 Milch COWS. N.B.—The attention of South Country Buyers is specially directed to the above well-known Sales, which comprise the largest and best selection obtainable of Scotch Hill Sheep and Cattle. Commissions executed for buyers unable to attend. MACDONALD, FRASER, & Co., LTD., Perth. IMPROVED WATERPROOF WAGON AND JL CART SHEETS. Prices :—4 by 3yds., 18s.; 5 by 3, 22s.: 6 by 4, 36s.: 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, Trap, &c. Also Farmers' Light and Heavy CART HARNESS in all loca< styles. HORSE CLOTHS-Waterproof Oilcloths, lined, best quality, collar check. Prices :—36 by 54 in., 6s. 9d; 51 by 54 in., 9s. 6d. 60 by 54 in., 10s.; 60 by 60, 10s. 6d. Other sizes proportionate prices. Used universally by oorporations, teamowners, farmers, coal merchants, furniture removers, etc. Samples free. ANDREW POTTER, Melbourne Works, Wolver- h amp ton, Maker to the Royal Farms. THE PROPRIETORS OF THE CHESTER COURANT BEG TO ANNOUNCE THAT THEY HAVE AT THEIR PRINTING WORKS, THE CROSS, CHESTER, THE BEST AND LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF NEW TYPE, AND THAT THEY CAN SUPPLY EVERY DESCRIPTION OF Fancy & Commercial Printing WITH PROMPTNESS AND ECONOMY. COMMERCIAL PRINTING. AUCTIONEERS' CATALOGUES, AUCTIONEERS' POSTERS, AUCTIONEERS' STATIONERY. LEGAL PRINTING OF ALL KINDS. MEMORANDA OF AGREEMENT AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION, DIVIDEND WARRANTS, PROXY FORMS. GENERAL PRINTING SUCH AS NOTE-HEADS, BILL-HEADS, INVOICE FORMS IN EVERY VARIETY, CONCERT PROGRAMMES, CONCERT POSTERS, TRADESMEN'S CIRCULARS, LABELS, TICKETS, &C. BOOKBINDING. LITHOGRAPHY. The Courant Printing Works, THE CROSS. CHESTER. 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 ) EASTGATE STREET. CHESTER. SEASON 1897-8. TOMATO SAUSAGE (ORIGINAL). Now commenced making. LOCH FYNNE KIPPERS. SMOKED ENGLISH TONGUES AND BATH CHAPS. J LITTLE & SONS, 1, EASTGATE ROW, 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. 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, M 34, OLD BROAD-STREET, LONDON, E.C. 2 Interest allowed on Deposits, repayable on demand, on all sums up to X500. 2 on minimum quarterly balance of current accounts when not drawn below £ 15. Cheques can be drawn for sums under Xl. 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, Ac. Repayable by instalments or in one sum. Full particulars on application personally or by letter. CAL VERT'S Is unequalled as a remedy for Chafed Skin, Piles, Scalds, Cuts, Sore Eyes, Chapped Hands, Chil- blains, Earache, Neuralgic and Rheumatic Pains, Throat Colds, Ringworm, and Skin Ailmenta generally. CARBOLIC Large Pots, I/li each, at Chemists, or post free for value. Illustrated Pamphlet of Calvert's Carbolic Prepara- tions sent post free on application. OINTMENT. F. C. CALVERT A CO., Manchester. 8 AGAINST ACCIDENT, FIRE, OR THEFT, Up to £ 10 for 7/6, £ 15 for 10/ £ 20 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. MONEY LENT ON NOTE OF HAND J3jL 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, PRINCESS-ST., MANCHESTER. DR. SCOTT'S pILLS The Safest Medicine. Mild but Effectual. D R. SCOTT'S pILLS Contain the finest drugs that can be procured. TJR. ^COTT'S JpiLLS Cure Sick Headaches and Nervous Depression. jyn SCOTT'S pILLS Cure Indigestion and Restore the Appetite. JJR. SCOTT'S pILLS Strengthen and invigorate the whole Nervous System. D R. SCOTT'S pILLS The best Family Aperient Medicine and Blood Purifier. D R. SCOTT'S pILLS Can be taken at any time without danger from wet or cold. D R. 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 regular action of the Stomach, Liver, and Bowels, many a severe illness is avoided or mitigated. They will be found in slight cases by a single dose to restore health to tho body, with a happy frame of mind. D R. 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 package. CYCLES! CYCLES!! CYCLES! IIDE c MAZEPPA' CYCLES, HIGHEST GRADE. 1897 Patterns now ready. Call and inspect our special LADY'S PNEUMATIC Price .£10 10 0 GENT'S do. do. £ 10 0 0 Complete with all accessories and guaranteed for twelve months. Cash or easy payments. Write for our catalogue. GEORGE & CO., CYCI.E FACTORS, SCOTLAND ROAD, LIVERPOOL, opposite Crane & Sons. Telephone 1915. ISAAC WILLIAMS AND SON, REGISTERED PLUMBERS, GLAZIERS, & GAS FITTERS, CUPPIN STREET, CHESTER. Plumbers' Brasswork of all descriptions; Patent Water Closets, Lavatories, Baths, &c. Glass of all qualities and patterns kept in Stock. QTTM lit SUN INSURANCE OFFICE. 0, « 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. 29, Sfc.—4 Regina, B.A. at Royalty Theatre. 30.-Chester Cattle Fair. 0
RADICAL OR ROWDY ? By the time these lines are in the hands of our readers the great bulk of the voters of East Denbighshire will have determined at the polling booths who is to be the member for the division. The contest, so far as the principals are concerned, has been fought out on gentle- manly lines, as was to be expected from the personal characters of Mr. KENYON and Mr. Moss. We wish we could say as much for the rank and file of one party, and that, too, the one which had least excuse for resorting to illegitimate practices, inasmuch as it started with a lead of over 1,700 votes at the last General Election, and could afford on a mere numerical calculation alone to conduct the con- test in a calm and temporate spirit. If Mr. Moss is returned, his friends will make out that this is one more nail in the coffin of the Established Church in Wales, is ene more proof that the Principality is solid for Disestablishment. Mr. Moss, it is true, has made Disestablishment the first and main plank in his platform, but everyone who has watched the progress of events in the con- stituency during the past week knows that Disestablishment has had nothing to do with the issue. Mr. Moss, should he be fortunate enough to be elected, will go to Parliament with the initial 'R' bracketed after his name, but in this case the letter will denote not Radicalism but Ruffianism. His election will signify the triumph of rowdyism over law and order, and he is welcome to whatever consola- tion he may derive from the fact. In three important centres of industry in the division, Rhos, Coedpoeth, and Minera, the Unionist candidate has not been heard, thanks to the reign of terror that has held sway in that excited part of the county. In what way, therefore, can the miners of these districts be said to have given a vote on the issue of Disestablishment, when they have heard only one side of the case ? They know nothing of Mr. KENYON'S programme, for it would be stretching a point in their favour to assume that the men who will not let a candidate speak at his own meetings would take the trouble to read his election address or his speeches else- where. The blackguardly rowdies who have brought lasting disgrace on the name ef Denbighshire have voted for their favourite without knowing the programme of his opponent, and, what is vastly more important, after wilfully preventing a great proportion of the voters who had an open mind on the subject from having an opportunity of judging of the merits of the rival candidates and programmes. We say nothing of the per- sonal insults and injuries inflicted upon defenceless citizens, a point which, we trust, will be subsequently taken up by the police, if it is possible in the presence of such a rowdy population to secure independent evidence to convict. The mere fact that the programme of the Unionist candidate has been wantonly and violently interfered with in three separate districts con- stitutes intimidation of the most flagrant description, and ought to be sufficient to invalidate the election. These electioneering tactics may be good enough for Ireland, but we have been taught to expect better conduct from the strongholds of Dissent in a Welsh border county. 6
ELECTRIC LIGHT IN CHURCHES. A further advance in the progress of the electric light in Chester was made on Sunday last, when, for the first time, the church of St. Paul's, Boughton, was lighted throughout by electricity. There are few places where the advantage of a pure illuminant is more apparent than in our churches and chapels; the con- dition of the atmosphere towards the close of a winter evening's service is certainly not conducive to the health of the congregation; the sudden change of temperature experienced when plunging from the over-heated atmosphere of the building into the cold of a bitter winter's night is probably answerable for a goodly number of our minor ailments, to say nothing of severer maladies. On every account we think that the Rev. J. EDWARDS and the churchwardens of St. Paul's are to be congratulated on having led the way in introducing the electric light into a place of worship in Chester. It is to be hoped that other churches will ere long follow suit, and in none would the change be more desirable than within the walls of our beautiful Cathedral, where so many of the architectural beauties are entirely hidden through insufficient lighting during the evening services. The present installation at Boughton Church con- sists of 64 26-candle powdr incandescent lamps, the lighting of the body of the church being reflected by six five-light electroliers. In the chancel are four polished brass brackets, which effectively illuminate both the pulpit and the choir seats. The work has been ably designed and carried out by Messrs. ROOPER and ROBINS, electrical engineers, of 3, Newgate-street, Chester, the same firm having recently installed the electric light in the Town Hall and the Public Market.
ROAD LIGHTS. With the present issue of the Courant we commence the publication of a weekly time- table, shewing the hour when cycles and other vehicles on the public roads must be lighted. The new bye-law of the Cheshire County Council, obliging all carts, carriages, and other vehicles to be lighted an hour after sunset till an hour before sunrise, is now in force, and the table which we publish week by week will doubtless be found useful to a large num- ber of the public outside the ranks of our numerous cycling readers. The times which we give are calculated from the statutory authority at Greenwich, which, as we indicated some time ago in this column, is the only one recognised in the Act of Parliament. Several of our Lancashire contemporaries, we observe, publish similar tables based on purely local time. Inasmuch as this is a local bye-law, imposed by separate county councils, the calculation of the time of day from local observatories might be presumed to be the most proper course. It certainly commends itself to reason, but, like many other reasonable things, it is not in accordance with the law. Although' Cheshire time might reasonably be supposed to be governed by Bidston Observa- tory, Parliament has ordained it otherwise, and so long as Parliament gives Greenwich the controlling power, we poor mortals must obey. Cyclists have for some time past experienced the inconvenience of having an ever-changing time for lighting-up-a different time every night by some two or three minutes. To say the least of it, the arrangement tends to con- fusion, and we are quite prepared to hear a good deal about it during the en&uing winter months, when the rural population will be con- siderably exercised over the new rule as applied to all wheeled conveyances. Our rustic readers will probably be inclined to agree with a suggestion thrown out in our columns a few months ago to the effect that an effort should be made by the local governing bodies to secure something like uniformity in the lighting-up arrangements, whereby one set hour should be made applicable to a whole month. The long-suffering cyclist has in the past been viewed by the authorities as more or less of a nonentity, but in the future the drivers of all sorts of vehicles, once they find that they have in this perplexing time table a serious grievance, will be able to formulate a body of public opinion which cannot be ignored by the local authorities. We shall be very much sur- prised if they tamely submit to the vagaries of the lighting-up law, when so easy a solution of the difficulty as the establishment of a monthly code presents itself. The rule compelling all carriages to carry lights is in itself admirable the only defeat lies in its clumsy application.
POOR-LAW CHILDREN. An interesting meeting, hitherto un- reported, was held during the session of the North Western Poor law Con- ference at Blackpool, on Friday, when Sir JOHN T. HIBBERT, K.C.B., Bart., took the chair, and expressed the hope that the leading unions of Cheshire and Lancashire might see their way to act as decoy-ducks in desirable work connected with the after-care of poor-law children. A central mixed and undenominational committee of well-known experts has been established, and it is hoped that the district committees and union committees, to meet as required locally, may be presently formed on the same lines to aid those concerned in the after-care of girls. For 22 and 23 years respectively the M.A.B.Y.S. I.. in the Metropolitan area, and the G.F.S. in the other districts have been working with this object. Miss GRAFTON, central head of the department for candidates from workhouses and orphanages, pointed out that this definite and established work (now undertaken and per- mitted in 450 out of the 649 unions) has frequently been unknown because of its success. Henceforth guardians should receive everywhere, as they had received in some unions, the report forms of girls whose care has been undertaken by the special associates of the G.F.S. In the G.F.S. reports we have these remarkable figures. The society began this work in 1877 with 27 girls; in 1887 it had 1,660 on its books; from 1887 to 1897 nearly 10,000 girls were registered and received help, training, and friendship, not only in their own unions, but wherever they went. When the work first began, one in five of such girls habitually returned to the workhouse; this was reduced to one in 38, and now to nearly one in 52. The saving to the ratepayers as well as the improve- ment of the girls is thus shewn to be con- siderable. A South Toxteth guardian expressed his surprise at not knowing about the work, and said that from his experience the poor- law children should not be sent out till really able to earn their living honestly. The Hon. Mrs. CAMPIKR, president of the G.F.S., said this society would meet the needs of guardians who thought thus, by its careful following-up and care of girls, friendless, untrained, and delicate, and their gradual admission to mem- bership if suitable, or relegated to other agencies. Mrs. FRANK WILBRABAM and Mrs. ANTROBUS (Eaton Hall, Congleton), described how the Cheshire Unions, though with various limitations, permitted the work of the society in nine out of the eleven unions. In one small union it had not been considered | that there were enough children to need such arrangement, and in one other the G.F.S. had not been able to find a competent worker with time for the work. This part of G.F.S. organi- sation had been steadily growing and thriviag quietly in Cheshire since 1881, but was in need of more funds. For what had been done girls bad often shewn themselves most touchingly grateful. Other information relative to the Unions in the North-Western District, which includes the dioceses of Liverpool and Man- chester, was given; but it is hoped that Cheshire Guardians will be particularly interested in the records of the Cheshire papers. When the work is publicly pressed upon their notice by such an authority as Sir JOHN HIBBERT, it may be taken that the prin- ciple is established. No work can be of more importance to ratepayers and philanthropists than that of the after-care of poor-law children, and we most earnestly recommend the subject to the attention of our Cheshire Unions.
Our agricultural readers will be interested in the letter which we publish to-day on the important subject of autumn wheat manuring. It is from the pen of Mr. JOHN HUGHES, who speaks with the authority of one who has had 35 years' experience as an agricultural analyst, and was for nine years assistant to the late Dr. AUGUSTUS YOELCKER. The letter deals in an instructive manner with the probable increased acreage of wheat, in consequence of the enhanced market price, and insists on the advantage of increasing the yield by the judicious use of suitable manures.
A northern contemporary unearths the interesting fact that just a hundred years ago the scythe made its début in the Scottish harvest field as superseding the antiquated shearing hook. The comment of the seventeenth century reporter on the new invention is amusing in the light of more recent improvements in agri- cultural machinery :—" A practice by which much time and expense may be saved in the busiest season of the year, seems in these times to deserve due consideration from the intelligent farmer." What would the ancient chronicler have thought of the modern reaping machine by which the 'intelligent farmer' of to-day is able to cut, gather, and bind his crop as fast as a pair of horses can travel over the ground ? ♦
We learn from a well-informed quarter that the agitation, commenced about a year ago, for increasing the proficiency of our Naval Reserve by giving the mercantile marine engineers serving on the Reserve a practical training on board warships, has borne good fruit. The Admiralty authorities have, we understand, consented to the proposal made by the engineers, and are going to institute the experiment of giving them a six months' training on board a man-of-war. No niggardly policy is being pur- sued, the engineers who volunteer for this service being allowed pay at the rate of £ 1 per day, with a daily allowance of 5s. for mess expenses. We are glad to hear of the successful issue of the movement, and have no doubt the experiment will more than justify the innova- tion. The old arrangement by which engineers serving on large merchant liners were supposed to be fit for immediate service in an emergency on a line-of-battle ship, without being initiated into even the routine of the Royal Navy, was absurd on the face of it. The probationary period now allotted to the Reserve engineers, will, in all likelihood, be largely taken advantage of, and ought to yield gratifying results.
CHESTER CATHEDRAL. SERVICE LIST FOR WEEK COMMENCING SEPT. 29. WEDNESDAY. SEPT. 29TH (S. Michael and All Angels).— Morning, 8.0: Litany and Holy Communion. 10.15: Service, Stainer in A anthem. 'Praise the Lord' (Scott). 11.15: Holy Communion. Evening, 4.15: Processional bymn, 424 Service, Stainer in å; anthem, I Unto which of the Angels' (Handel). THURSDAY, SEPT, 30TH.-Morning, 8.0: Holy Com. munion. 10.15: Service, Chipp in A; anthem, I Incline Thine ear' (Himmel). Evening, 4.15: Service, Chipp in A; anthem, In humble faith (Garrett). FRIDAY, OCTOBER IST.-Morning, 8.0 1 Matins. 10.15: The Litany. Evening, 4.15: Service, Goss in E; anthem, If we believe' (Goss). SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2ND. — Morning, 8.0: Matins. 10.15: Service, Attvood in F; anthem, '0 worship the Lord' (Thorne). Evening, 4.15: Service, Attwood in F anthem. It is a good thing' (Bridge). SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3RD (Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity). —Morning, 8.0: Litany and Holy Communion. 10.30: Service, Bamby in E introit. hymn 319; Holy Com- munion, Tours in C preacher, the Canon in Residence. Evening, 3.30: Service, Barnby in E; anthem, Praise His awful came (Spohr); hymn 202. 6.30: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis to Chants processional hymn, 221; hymns 171, 477, 306; preacher, the Rev. H. A. Harvey, M.A.
Lady Delamere is staying at Aix. The Marquis and Marchioness of Ormonde and Ladies Butler have arrived in London. Lady Parker has left Harrogate for East- bourne, where she is staying with her little son, Lord Macclesfield. It is understood that Sir R. Williams- Bulkeley, Bart., will be invited to accept the mayoralty of Beaumaris for the coming year. Lady Grey Egerton, who has been spending some weeks with Lord and Lady Londesborough at Scarborough, has arrived in town to welcome Lord and Lady Romilly on their return from their honeymoon. Mr. Henry Cyril Paget, commonly called the Earl of Uxbridge, and Mr. Claud Hamilton Vivian, commonly called the Hon. Claude Hamilton Vivian, are gazetted deputies lieu- tenant of the county of Anglesey. The golden jubilee of the priesthood of Canon Hopkins, of the Wilmslow Catholic Mission, was celebrated at Wilmslow on Wednesday. The Bishop of Shrewsbury presided. Canon Hopkins will complete his eightieth year next month. A marriage has been arranged, and will shortly take place, between Theodore Delves Broughton, R.E., eldest son of Commander C. Delves Broughton, R.N., and Marion Julia Bouwens, only child of the late Charles Augustus Theodore Bouwens. The marriage of Mr. Tudor Eyton, second son of Mr. Adam Eyton, J.P., of Plas Llanerchymor, near Holywell, with Miss Elsie Green, daughter of the Rev. J. M. Green, rector of Halkin, will be solemnised at Halkin Church on the after- noon of Thursday, the 14th proximo. A marriage is arranged, and will take place in November, between Roger Walter, only son of Mr. Walter Charles Strickland, J.P., D.L., of Sizergh Castle, Westmoreland, and Anne Maud, fourth daughter of Mr. Joseph Rowley, of Dee Bank, Queen's Ferry, Flintshire. Another pupil of the Misses Serjeant has successfully passed an examination for a King's School scholarship. This is the third pupil from this school during the last two years. The marriage took place in Liverpool on Tuesday of Mr. Victor John Hengler, son of Mr. John M. Hengler, chairman of the Chester Tramways Company, and Miss Florence Louise Macnaughtan, of Liverpool. At the Bakers' and Confectioners' Exhibition, in London, this week, the Vienna bread, which obtained the first prize, medal, and diploma, was made entirely from the celebrated brand of flour, 'Choice Patent,' manufactured by Thomas Rigby and Son, Frodsham Bridge. The Duke of Westminster has arranged to inaugurate an effort which is about to be made on behalf of the fund for providing an endow- ment for St. Luke's, Dukinfield. The structure has for some time acted as a chapel of ease, the curate-in-charge being the Rev. Matthew Wilson. A sum of about;62,000 is required for the endowment, towards which X600 has already been promised or subscribed. The Secretary of the Chester General Infirmary begs to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of the following phurch collections:- £10 from Aldford Parish Church, per the Ven. Archdeacon Goldwyer-Lewis; 96 10s. 9d. from Pulford Church, per Rev. J. R. Williams; X2 7s. from Handley Church, per Rev. A. F. Ostrehan £1 7s. lOd. from Delamere Church, per Rev. Dr. Payne, R.N.; iEl 4s. 6d. from Edge Green Mission Room, Malpas, per Miss E. F. Wolley-Dodd; 11s. from Crook-street Mission Hall, per Mr. C. C. Bowles; and £5 5s. to the Parkgate Convalescent Home from Upton Church, per the Rev. W. Sparling. FUNERAL OF MRS. PAXTON HARDING.—The funeral of the late Mrs. Paxton Harding took place on Wednesday morning, and was of a strictly quiet character, none but the family relations being invited. Archdeacon Barber and the Rev. Oswald Davies (curate of Flint) officiated at the service. The mourners were — Mr. Paxton Harding, Mr. H. Paxton Harding (eldest son), Miss E. L. Harding, Mr. R. P. Harding, Mr. R. C. Harding, Mrs. T. J. Roberts, Drs. Hamilton and Duff. Messrs. Edgar Dutton and Sons carried out the funeral arrangements. INQUEST ON A LABOURER.—Mr. F. Turner, deputy coroner, held an inquest on Thursday on the body of Richard Gibson, a labourer, aged 58, living with his sister and her husband in Milton-street. The evidence shewed that deceased had suffered for some years from rheumatism. He was taken ill on Tuesday night, and although he did not seem much worse than he sometimes appeared, he died suddenly about half-past nine. Medical evidence was given by Dr. Harrison, and a verdict of death from heart disease was returned. THE CHOIRBOYS' CHURCH.—The roof of the new church at Weston, in the parish of Run- corn, is now for the most parton, and the church will probably be ready for service next Easter. The church, which has been so widely designated 'The Choirboys' Church,' on account of the part the local lads have taken in raising the funds, still maintains its,reputation. From the last subscription list we see that small sums continue to flow in to the Choirboys' Fund from all over the country. Between 2,000 and 3,000 choir lads have already sent something. In a few cases entertainments seem to have been organised by fellow choristers. The choirboys are still to all appearances working as vigor- ously as ever, and they will fully deserve their church when they get it. In the last published list, which is a very long one, we noticed many local names of contributing choirs, and many from far afield-one even from South Africa. Between XI,000 and R2,000 is still required, and Lady Constance Grosvenor has shewn her interest in this work, so unique in some respects, by promising to open a bazaar in aid of the building fund. THE NEW PASTOR OF QUEEN-STREET CON- GREGATIONAL CHURCH.—A crowded meeting was held last week at the Tabernacle Church, Llanelly, to bid farewell to the Rev. D. Wynne Evans, who has resigned the pastorate of that church in order to take up that of Queen-street Church, Chester. Presentations were made to Mr. Evans by the church he is leaving, by his brother ministers in the town and district, by the Christian Endeavour Society, and by the Good Templars of the town. An idea may be formed of the esteem in which the Rev. D. Wynne Evans is held in Llanelly, from the following extract from our contemporary, The Llanelly and County Guardian: It is with un- feigned regret that not only the church at Tabernacle, but the town generally, feels the departure of the Rev. D. Wynne Evans from our midst. For ten years he has served the cause of Christ in the town with the graces which should possess a christian minister, and he has never unduly obtruded his person or his politics upon the platform. His one idea seems to have been as to how best to grace the christian ministry. Mr. Evans has secured the good opinion and respect of the townspeople, while lending dignity to his exalted calling. His departure will be a distinct loss to the christian community of the town and district. We but echo the sentiments of the town generally in wishing Mr. Evans every success in Chester, and in commending him with all sincerity to the sympathy and kindly feeling of the good people of that ancient city. Mr. Evans will commence his ministry in Chester on October 1st." THE CHESTER DAIRT 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 20th. Valuable prizes will be offered, and there is every reason to believe that the affair will be most successful. DEATH OF CANON RiCHARDSON.-The death is announced at Corwen Rectory of the Ven. Archdecon Richardson, who was recently appointed by the Bishop of St. Asaph to the Archdeaconry of Wrexham. He had resigned the living of Corwen, and was on the point of taking up his new duties when he was stricken with the illness which has terminated in his death. THE OLD SHIP GATE. We understand that the Chester Improvement Committee are about to re-erect the old Ship Gate, which stood originally in the City Walls, near the Bridge Gate, and was removed in 1827. For many years it has occupied a prominent position in the garden of the late Mr. Finchett-Maddock, in Abbey Square, and it has now been kindly handed over to the Improvement Committee, who propose to re-erect it forthwith in the Groves, near Jacob's Well. CONVERSAZIONE AT THE MUSEUM. The annual conversazione of the Chester Society of Natural Science will be held on Wednesday evening, October 6th, and promises to be more than usually attractive, the programme in- cluding exhibitions of animated photographs (shewn with the bioscope, by Mr. J. D. Siddall), art exhibition, microscopical and general scientific display, &c. Lady Lettice Grosvenor will present the Kingsley Memorial medal to- Mr. W. Henry Dobie, M.B., at 8 o'clock- Further particulars will be found in our adver- tising columns. A SHARP Boy.-Parents when summoned for the non-attendance of their children at school have always some plausible excuse to advance, but one offered by a defendant at Chester Castle Petty Sessions on Saturday takes the palm for originality. The father argued that his son had learned all he could at the school, and that consequently he was in a class by himself, and had to teach the other children.—Mr Churton (magistrates' clerk): He may be Lord High Chancellor some day. (Laughter.)-The Bench held that the boy must go to school, and fined defendant 2s. 6d., including costs. RAT PEST IN CHESHIRE.—A very serious plague of rats has again made its appearance in Cheshire, assuming alarming proportions and constituting a great nuisance, exceedingly among the farming community. In many places they literally swarm, and are especially bold and daring. Where they have migrated from appears to be a complete mystery. A few years ago a similar pest existed, when great numbers were destroyed. On. one particular farm they had taken thorough possession of a portion of the farm building, where every one was afraid to venture. Every effort is being made by the farmers and others to cope with the pest, whose ravages are extremely destructive. SERIOUS FIRE AT HANDBP.IDOF,On Tuesday night, about 7.30, the Chester Fire Brigade were summoned to the house of Mrs. E. Jarvis, Handbridge. On arriving they found that two stacks of hay and a cart shed, situated at the back of the house, were alight, the latter, a wooden structure, having already collapsed. It appeared that the fire had originated in this shed, and spread to the stacks. The brigade were kept at work continuously till two o'clock the following morning before they completely mastered the flames. The outbreak was un- doubtedly serious, and the men found it im- possible to extinguish the fire on the stacks. without pulling them to pieces and entirely removing them, as they had ignited from under- neath. The cause of the fire is unknown, and the damage, which is covered by insurance, is- estimated at about X120. THE POLLUTION OF THE DEE.—Intimation has just been received from the Local Government Board that the inquiry as to the constitution of a joint committee for the watershed of the Dee under the Rivers Pollution Prevention Act, 1876, will be held at Chester Castle on October 7th. There is no new development of the situation, but a stiff fight is sure to be waged over the constitution of the- proposed committee. Whereas under the scheme recommended by the Conference at Chester Castle in April last, Chester seeks to be represented by six members and Cheshire by three, a strong effort will be made by some of the Welsh counties to get the representation based upon ratable value. If they should succeed and become masters of the situation-a very remote possibility—the effect would be for all practical purposes to render the proposed authority inoperative. LIGHTS ON VEHICLES. The new bye- law requiring All vehicles to carry lights after sunset is now in force in the county of Chester. In order that offenders may be unable to plead ignorance, copies of the bye-law are being extensively circulated both in Cheshire and the adjoining counties. Obviously the greatest difficulty will arise with persons- driving into the county from over the border, where the same regulations do not apply, but a few batches of prosecutions (even if the cases are all dismissed) will soon have the effect of making the bye-law known on all sides. It is, unfortunate that an important question of this sort should be dealt with in piecemeal fashion by local authorities. An Act of Parliament covering the whole kingdom would be a much more effective and less expensive means of introducing this much-desired reform. We can only hope under present circumstances that the- example set by the Cheshire County Council will soon be followed by neighbouring bodies. A HOOLE INVENTOR.—Mr. C. H. Tenniers, jun., of 4, Hoole Park Chester, has patented an ingenious cover or holder for music. Anyone who knows the difficulty of keeping sheet music, papers, unbound, publications, and similar articles in a tidy state, will appreciate the invention. The idea is simplicity itself, consisting of a leather, cloth, or other two-leaved folding cover, rather larger than the pieces of music to be enclosed. Along the centre of the fold is a strip of flexible wire, which extends from near the bottom to. near the top of the fold, and is kept in place (except a free inch or two at each end) by sewing or covering it with leather, fabric, cloth, or by any equivalent means. Each free end of the wire is sharpened and bent at a right angle to the length of the wire. These sharpened ends are forced through the fold of the music or other article, and the points turned down one toward the other. An alter- native way to U3e the cover is to open the mu3ic as before, and lay it on the wire, then turn the free ends of the latter over the top and bottom ends of the fold in the music, instead of forcing the ends through it, as first described. When there is no fold. in whatever is to be covered, as for instance in ,the case of a single leaf of paper, then a piece of one side may be doubled over to form a fold. More than one wire can be provided, so that several pieces of music or the like can be accommodated within the same cover. CHESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIPS.- The following have gained scholarships offered by the Technical Instruction Committee of the Cheshire County Council tenable at various educational centres. The scholarships in science and art are awarded on the results of this year's examinations of the Science and Art Department, and those in commercial subjects on the results of the examinations of the Union of Lancashire and Cheshire Institutes and the Society of Arts. Scli-ilarships in science subjects have been gained by F. W. Atkinson, Crewe; W. S. Roberts, Crewe; J. Saxton, Hyde; S. Leigh, Hyde; J. Clifford, Romiley, Stock- port; R. W. Holland, Scalybridge; D. Burkhill, Crewe; A. Oldham, Crewe; W. W. Wiewall, Runcorn; W. n Sprittles, Crewe; J. Byrom, otalybridge; H. A. Lewis-Dale, Crewe; H. Edwards, Hvde; W. Shaw, Newton, Hyde; Arthur Shaw, Macclesfield; G. W. Jones, Crewe; E. B. Sant, Middlewich; G. H. Taylor, Mossley H. Marshall, Hyde W. R. Broughton, Crewe; F. Norgrove, Hyde W. Hudson, Stalybridge; W. A. J. Day, Crewe; W. Sporle, Hyde; and O. Buckley, Mere Heath. Scholarships in art subjects have been awarded to Agnes Melville, Northwich; A. S. Chadwick, Hyde; G. Ball, Hyde; A. Clarke, Middlewich; J. W. Brookes, Macclesfield; S. Newman, Macclesfield; S. Bailey, Stalybridge; A. Old- ham, Gee Cross; N. Osborne, Macclesfield; G. E. Moss, Runcorn; T. N. Cox, Macclesfield; H. Jones, Northwich E. G. Whitworth, Godley; J. Wadsworth, Macclesfield; V. Clough, Hyde; E. Birks, Cheadle; J. Charlesworth, Crewe; J. Broadhurst, Macclesfield; W. E. Grimshaw, Macclesfield; A Saxton, Hyde; J. Walley, Left- wich; Janet Whitehead, Northwich; and H. Woodyer, Winnington. Scholarships in com- mercial subjects have been awarded to G. W. Wain, Broken Cross; and F. Burnett, Crewe. The applications this year numbered forty-five for science subjects, forty-eight for art, and nine for commercial subjects.