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A CHESTER WOMAN'S MYSTERIOUS…

HANDBRIDGE HARMONY, OR TWO…

MR. MOSS, M.P., AT THE CHESTER…

EXEMPLARY SENTENCE ON POACHERS.…

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ROBBERIES IN CHESTER. ———*———

DISCORD AMONG CHESTER ORGAN…

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CHESTER'S JUBILEE MEMORIAL.t…

A YORKSHIRE MAN'S DRIVE. ----

EXTRAORDINARY CHARGE AGAINST…

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DUNHAM HILL FARMERS' DISPUTE.…

HAWARDEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS.…

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HAWARDEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS. ♦ A fortnightly meeting of this Board was held at the Workhouse, Broughton, on Friday, the vice-chairman (Mr. Peter Wilcock) presiding. THE CUP THAT CHEERS. Mr. JOHN MILLINGTON proposed "That the old women in the house over sixty years of age be allowed one ounce of tea and one pound of sugar eaeh week." Pointing out that the old men in the house were allowed tobacco, he said be thought it only fair that the old women should receive an equivalent in the shape of tea. If this were done, moreover, it would prevent the old women from beeeing tea from people. Mr. JOHN JONES (Sandycroft) thought the old ladies had sufficient tea already. Mr. OWEN EVANS seconded the proposition. After further discussion the Master (Mr. Roberts) was called in, and he stated that there were only five women over sixty in the house, and these were all put on the list by the doctor for an extra supply of tea.—Asked how it was the old women always seemed to have a private store of tea by them, the Master said Lady Fitzpatrick occasionally sent them some tea, while visitors to the house sometimes left 2s. 6d. for tea to be purchased. Miss THOM said some of the old ladies had canisters of tea. Mrs. SPARROW added that one old woman had begged tea off her, when she had a canister full. Eventually Mr. Millington altered his resolu- tion to read that the doctor be requested to always allow the old women extra tea and sugar, and this was carried. THE CONTRACTS. The guardians accepted the following tenders for the supply of goods to the house:—Pro- visions, Mr. Parry, Bretton; brushes, Mr. F. J. Latham, Chester; boots, Mr. John Davies, Penymynydd; groceries, Mr. Edwin Lloyd, Chester; meat, Mr. Thomas Parker, Rossett; drapery, John Okell and Sons; coal, Ratcliffe and Sons, Hawarden. THE AGRICULTURAL RATING ACT A COMPLAINT. The CHAIRMAN said he did not feel satisfied with the amount they were allowed under the Agricultural Rating Bill. In his opinion, the amount they received was not adequate, and he should like to know from the clerk whether they could not write to the Local Government Board and ask them how they arrived at the amount.—The Clerk (Mr. Horace A. Smith) said the Local Government Board based their contribution on the amount expended by the guardians during the twelve months, and not on the ratable value of the land.—Mr. Wilcock said at Hope they received X184 for the school board, and yet the contribution under the Agricultural Rating Act for the whole union was only £ 430.—The Clerk said it was the same in Wrexham and the other unions in Wales.— Mr. W. Fryer asked the chairman to give notice that he would bring the matter up at the next meeting, when he would be pleased to support him. In Kinnerton, instead of getting 4;d. under the Act, they only got id.-The Chairman gave notice that he would bring the matter up a-yain.

THE EDUCATION ACT IN CHESTER…

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COUNTY POLICE COURT. 4

CITY POLICE COURT. 4

CONNAH'S QUAY PETTY SESSIONS.

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