Suction Sales by MESSRS. CHURTON. ELPHICK, ROBERTS & RICHARDSON. Jan. 28-At 8, Walpole-street-Housebold Furni- ture and Effects Feb. 16-At the Auction Mart, Foregate-street- Household Furniture and Effects By MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS. Jan. 27—At the Smithfield, Hooton-Store Cattle, Sheep, Pigs and Calves Jan. 28—At the Smithtield, Chester-Horses, Car- riages, &c. Jan 29—At the Stud Farm, Tarvin Bridge—Live and Dead Farming Stock Feb. 2-At the Chester Smithfield-Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, and Calves Feb. 6-At the Blossoms Hotel, Chester—Dwelling Houses in Water Tower-view, Chester Feb. 6-At the Blossoms Hotel, Chester—Building Land at Kelsall Feb. 20—At the Blossoms. Hotel, Chester—Resi- dential Property in the City of Chester By MESSRS. FRANK LLOYD & SONS- Feb. 10 and 11—At the Repository, Crewe- Hunters, Harness Horses, Cobs and Ponies By MESSRS. HALL. WATERIDGE & OWEN. Jan. 29 & 30—At the Raven New Repository, Shrewsbury—Hunters, Harness Horses, &e. Sales bM luctiait. On Thursday Next. No. 8, WALPOLE-STREEI, CHESTER. MESSRS CHLTKTON, ELPHICK & co. will SELL BY AUCTION, ou TUOHSDAT, 28tii January, 1904, at 11 o'clock a. in. punctually, the excellent HOCJSEtiOLiD FURNITURE and FAFFEC fS. AUCTION MART, FOR tGATE-STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. CHURTON, ELPHICK & co. will hold a e of Miscellaneous FURNI- TURE AND EFcECTS on TUESUAT, 16th February, 1904 Early entries invited. THIS DAY (WKOMBSDAY), Jan. 27th, at One. AT HOOTON SMITHFIELD. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS WIN HOLD their next WEEKLY SALE of Fat and Store CATTLE, SHEEP, PIGS ami CALVES also a well-bred Sheep Dog Bitch, 14 montus old, a good worker. Entries respectfully solicited. TO-MQBBOW (THUBSDAY), 28th January, 1904. CHESTER HORSE FAIR DAY. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBEKTS will hold their usual SALE of HORSES, TRAPS and HAKNESS, at the SMITHFiiSLD, CHESTER, commencing with Hyrses at One o'clock. On FRIDAY NKXT, 29tii January. 1904. Sale of the STOCK and EFFECTS at the STUD FARM. TAKVIN BRIDGE, CHESTER. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS ARE favoured with instructions from jrlr. T. H. Banks (who is leaving the fariu) to SELL BY AUCTION, the whole of the STOCK & EFFECTS, including the exceptionally smart POJNi if TURN- OUT, comprising stylish black pony, rising 7 years, 14 hda. 1 in., perfectly quiet in sadUle and harness, a good, safe jumper and fast; set of savor-mounted black harness, stylish Danish Car. Powerful BAY CART MARE, 9 years old, lo hus. 2 in., quiet, a grand worker, m-foai to "Apostle"; slrung, well- grown Brown two-year-oid CART GELDLNG, by Hendre Baronet"; Ciiesnut GELDiiSiG, aged, 16 hds, good worker set of Cart Gears, two Hunt- ing Saddles, complete; Riding iindles, Stable Utensils and Effects. CATTLE.—Two Grand Young DAIRY COWS (in-milk and in-calf), 5 choice Shorthorn HEIFERS (2 on the point of calving, and O due to calve iu February), peuigree roan dhortnorn Bull, a grand stock-getter. PIUS. -Prime fat bacon pig, barren 6ow, 3 strong stores. POULTRY.—Six pure-bred silver-spangled old English game cooks and 6 hens, and lo cross-bred hens 4 Pekin ducks. Part stack of prime upland hay, "The Cambrian" mowing machine, Scotch cart, double shell plough, diamond harrows, swmgletrees, chuifcutter, zinc corn bin, wheelbarrow, 20 cleft wood hurdle, water barrel, farmyard manure, hampers, lioo fountain, butter tub, cucumber frame, small tools, scrap ncn, and miscellaneous effects. Sale to commence at Two o'clock prompt. Auction Offices Grosvenor Buildings, Chester. TUESDAY NBXT, 2nd February, 1904. AT THE CHESTER SMITHFIELD. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS win hold their usual WEEKLY SALE of FAT CATTLE, Sheep, Pigs, and Calves, com- mencing with Cattle at 11.15. Entries respectfully solicited. Auction Offices, Grosvenor Buildings, Chester. WATER TOWEli VIEW, CHESTER. MESSRS. CUNNAH AND ROBERTS wiii SELL BY AUCTION at the Blossoms Hotel, Chester, o. SATURDAY, the ttth February, 1904, at Three p.m. (subject to conditions) Six Freehold. DWELLINGHO USES, Nos. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11, Water Tower-view, iioole-lane, in the City of Chester, all let to good tenants, at the gross aggregate rental of 1:85 16s. per annum. Each house contains lobby, parlour, kitchen, back-kitchen. three bedrooms, yard and w c., &c. For further particulars apply to the AUCTIONEERS, Grosvenor Buildings, Chester or to MESSRS. JOLLIFFE & JOLLIFFE, Solicitors, 13, St. John-street, Chester. KELSALirNEAR CHESTER. Valuable Freehold Building Land to be SOLD BY AUCTION, by MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS at the Blossoms Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, the 6th day of February, 1904, at Three o'clock punc- tually, subject to conditions to be then and there produced- All that Piece of valuable BUILDING LAND, known as "The Squeeze Crab," situate adjoining the Beerhouse kept by Mrs. Sadler, in the township of Delamere, in t-tie County of Chester, with a good frontage to the main road from Chester to North- wicb, on the south side thereof, and containing 3,300 square yards or thereabouts, now in the occupa- tion of Mr. James Vernon at an annual rent of £ 3 10s. For further particulars apply to the AUCTIONEERS, Grosvenor Buildings, Chester or to Messrs. LINAKEB & LINAKER, Solicitors, 58, High-street, Runcorn. CURZON PARK AND LIVERPOOL ROAD, CHESTER. Preliminary Notice. MESSRS OUNNAH & ROBERTS will SELL BY AUCTION, at the Blossoms Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, the 20th February. 1904, at 3 o'clock. LOT I.-All that valuable Freehold FAMILY RESIDENCE, known as Curzon House, Curzon Park. Chester, with stables and convenient out- buildings and ornamental grounds, and extensive gardens. LoT 2.-All that semi-detached Freehold RESI- DENCE, known as Egerton Villa, Liverpool-road, Chester, with stabling and garden Orders to view may be had from the AUCTIONEERS. Further particulars in future advertisements, or on application as to Lot 1 from Messrs. BROWN and DOBIE, Solicitors, Northgate-street; or as to both lots to the AUCTIONEERS, Grosvenor Buildings or to Messrs. JOLLIFFE & JOLLIFFE, Solicitors, Chester. 32 GUINEAS IN PRIZES. CHESHIRE REPOSITORY, CREWE. FRANK LLOYD AND SONS. -J' WEDNESDAY, February 10th, High-class HUNTERS. HARNESS HORSES, COBS and PONIES. THURSDAY, February 11th. HEAVY TOWN, LIGHT LURRY, VAN and YOUNG HORSES Entries Close February 2nd. Prize lists ready. SHREWSBURY HORSE SALES, ks On FRIDAY & SATURDAY NEXT, January 29th and SOth. RAVEN NEW REPOSITORY. 220 HORSES. 100 HUNTERS, HARNESS HORSES, Hack- neys, Cobs and Ponies on FRIDAY NEXT. 120 Heavy Town, Lurry and Van HORSES, on SATURDAY NEXT. Sale each day at Twelve o'clock. Catalogues forwarded on application. WM. HALL, WATERIDGE & OWEN, Auctioneers (Acting solely as Agents). JJOCHE'S HERBAL EMBROCATION. OOPING COUGH The celebrated effectual JJOOPING COUGH cure without internal. HOOPING COUGH medicine. JLJL „ Of all Chemists price HOOPING COUGH 4/- per bottle. Sole Wholesale Agensts: BRONCHITIS W. EDWARDS & SON, B 157, Queen Victoria- CROUP street, London. ROCHE'S HERBAL EMBROCATION. EDWARD WILLIAMS, OUSE AND SIGN PAINTER, -H- COLOURER, PAPER-HANGER, &c., 33, NICHOLAS STREET, CHESTER. Paper-Hangings of the Newest Designs kept in Stock. Pattern Books sent out to Select from. EitimaLes g"ivsi» íoo: JLO >vn or Country Work, j East. REWARD.— LOST, on December 2nd, J_ 1903, near to Aid ford Lodge, Eaton Park, a GOLD HORSESHOE BREASTPI.,i. Mrs. ROBERTS, The Nook, Westminster Park, Chester. PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS JL OF THE FOLLOWING CLASSES HOUSES TO BE LET, APARTMENTS WANTED, HOUSES WANTED, APARTMENTS TO BE LET, SITUATIONS WANTED, MISCELLANEOUS WANTS, SITUATIONS VACANT, LOST OR FOUND, ABTICLBS TO BE SOLD, BIRTHS, MAlaRIAGES, AND DEATHS, are now inserted in The Chester Courant at the following rates:— NOT EXCEEDING TWEN I-Y WUKUS ONE INSERTION 1/- TWO INSERTIONS 1;& THREE INSERTIONS 2,- NOT EXCEEDING THIRTY-FJVK WOKDS— ONE INSERTION 1. 1/6 TWO INSERTIONS 2/6 THREE INSERTIONS 3/- # Co be Let. F.IST OF KEslDHXClSS, ISSUED MONTHLY. SENT POST FREE ON APPLICATION TO W. & F. BRO VV A CO., CABINET MAKERS & UPHOLSTERERS, EASTGATE ROW. CHESTER. | WALPOLE STREET, Chester. Early JLvF, possession—Apply on the premises. SUPERIOR APARTMENTS, board if desired O central; large, airy rooms. All modern con- veniences perfect sanitation. Excellent testi- monials.—Address "Veritas," "Courant". Offiee. CHESHIRE.—COTTAGE RESIDENCE TO LET, within two miles of Broxton. Rent £ 60. —Apply to Messrs. Barker, Coppack & Wickbam, St. Werburgh Chambers, Chester. 2078 fTlO LET, 27, CAMBRIAN VIEW, containing JL two entertaining-rooms, four bedrooms, bath (hot and cold), kitchen, scullery, and outside wash- house. Nice garden back and front; greenhouse. Rent M.-Warnialey, Jones & Co., 29, Eastgate Row (North), Chester. FARMS TO LET.—19Q Acres in the Stafford- shire dairy country, nearly all grass, and 265 Acres in Yorkshire; both soils well suited to dairy purposes; both first-class land, with good houses and premises entry this spring. Advertised in this paper in order to get good dairy experience. —For particulars of either, apply vavasour, Tadca.ster, Yorkshire. j^l EAR CHESTER —TO BE LET, Furnished JL^I or Unfurnished, the very suostantially built and well arranged Family Residence, GHRlbTLE- TON HALL, situate about two miles from the City of Chester four reception rooms, billiard room, seventeen bed and dressing-rooms stabling, gardens, and 28 acres of grass land town water, and new sanitary arrangements.—Apply W. and F. Brown and Co., Eastgate Row, Chester. (4240) (| lO BE LET, at RHYL, a commodious detached JL Double fronted DWELLING HOUSE, known as "FRONDON," Crescent-road, Rhyl, comprising four good entertaining-rooms, seven bod- rooms, large kitchen and usual domestic offices, with large yard, wash-house. Drainage and water supply excellent. House in thorough repair; situate in centre of town, within three minutes' walk of Palace and Arcade and West Parade Promenade and sea shore. Rent £ 40 per annum. Immediate possession.— Apply to Oliver George, Solicitor, LYNDIR, ROSSETT, An exceedingly 1 A desirable and attractive Country Residence, midway between Chester and Wrexham, standing well back from the main road, in its own beautiful and well-timbered grounds, commanding charming views, and within a mile of the church, railway station, post office, and telegraph office. Four -eceptwn-roonis, 10 bedrooms, three dressing-rooms, batb-oom and w.c., servants' hall, kitchen and offices, cellars, stabling, &c kitchen and flower gardens, tennis lawn, ancT «»lantation, 7 acres. Rent £ 150 per annum. i,d 48 aciCS (or part) and four or five cottages and smithy, if required, extra.— Apply Messrs. Barker & RogersOu, Solicitors, 12, White Friars, Chester. 0 BE LET, Unfurnished, GROVE JL Great Sutton (half a mile from Capenhurs1 Station), containing drawing-rooms, dinmg-room, morning-room, billiard-room, ten bedrooms, two dressing-rooms, bathroom, linen and store closets, &c.. front and back kitchens, servants' hall, pantries, larder, &c., stables, shippon, harness-room, coack- Tiouae. wash-houije, pigstyes, and other conveniences; large yards and large kitchen gardens, well laid out; extensive lawns and grounds laid out by a landscape gardener, and about ten acres of land adjoining; pleasantly situated with southern aspect; lodge entrance and drives back and front; a park of about forty acres specially and beautifully laid out in front of the hall, but not part of the letting, though belonging to the landlord; with possession 1st February, 1904.—For further particulars and orders to view, &c., apply to Boult, Son and Maples, Estate Agents, 3, Cook-street, Liverpool, Eo fie Sato. A Four-wheeled DOG-CART or Buggy TO BE SOLD.— Apply Coachman, Tratford Lodge. |OR MANURE AND BEDDING DOWN X CATTLE.—SHODDY DIRT FOR SALE, Cheap, at James Lees, Willow-street Mill. Oldham. LADIES' DRESS LENGTHS, 3s. lid. carriage paid Knops, Zibelines, tonowflakes, Voiles, Poplins, Armures, Alpacas. Patterns free.— Bradford Dress Warehouse, Shipley, Bradford. WATER TANK, open top, equal to new; 25 feet by 5ft. 6in. by 5ft. bin. deep. A great bargain for quick sale. Other sizes on applica- tion to Ratcliffe & Sons, Ha warden Iron Works, Chester. LLANFAIRFECHAN.—TO BE SOLD, an excellent Freehold HOUSE, standing on about 5,640 square yards of land, overlooking the sea containing three entertaining rooms, kitchen, soullery, pantry, larder, lavatory, five bedrooms, bathroom, W.c., and attic.—For further particulars apply to Boult, Son & Maples, 3, Cook-street, Liverpool. CHESTER.—TO BE SOLD (leasehold), a par- C ticularly desirable Detached RESIDENCE, standing in about one acre of nicely timbered grounds, on the south side of the city, on line of tramway, commanding views of the Welsh hills; containing entrance hall, lavatory and w.c., 3 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms, 1 dressing-room, capital bath, separate w.c., housemaid's pantry and boxroom, kitchen, and usual offices and cellars; outside washhouse, etc. Tastefully laid- out garden, tennis lawn and greenhouse. The whole in excellent order.—Apply W. and F. Brown and Co., Eastgate Row, Chester. (5880). 2070 Established 1832. CART and LURRY TARPAULINS, LONG and LOIN CLOTHS for Horses, COAL and CORN SACKS, equal in price and quality to any in the kingdom. Ladders, Blocks, Pulleys, Rope of all sizes. TENTS suitable for all purposes, Decorations if required. Prompt atten- tion to enquiries either for Sale or Hire of above.— Apply DAVIES & SONS, Crane-street, Victoria road. and 4. Coal Exchange. Chester. ONE "BENY" MOTOR CAR, TO CARRY FOUR, Also one 6 H.P. DARRACQ," BOTH CARS TO BE SOLD CHEAP. ALSO Steam Engines & Boilers, Saw Benches, General Machinery, AXD STEAM USERS' REQUIREMENTS, &C. LANCELEYS, ENGINEERS, CHESTER Vublication. THE f.6 CHESIIIRE SHEAF." NOW READY, VOL. III. OF THE THIRD SERIES. EDITED BY THE REV. FRANCIS SANDERS, M.A., VICAR OF HOYLAKE; AND WM. FERGUSSON IRVINE, HoN. SECRETARY OV THE RECORD SOCIETY. THE First, Second and Third Volumes of the New (Third) Series of the CHESHIRE SHEAT, reprinted after revision from the Chester Courant, together with a full Index of Names and places, are now ready for issue to Subscribers. PRICE TO SUBSCRIBERS, 6/- NETT. Application for eopies to be sent to- MR. WM. FERGUSSON IRVINE, 56, PARK ROAD SOUTH, « BIRKENHEAD. ANNUAL STOCKTAKING SALE AT THE PIONEER COMPLETE FURNISHING STORES, 9 to 19, BOLD STREET, LIVERPOOL, THIS DAY AND UNTIL ITKBRUARY 27. GENUINE BARGAINS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. DURING CARPETS MADE & LAID FREE. LINOLEUMS LAID FREE. •> BLINDS MADE FREE. CURTAINS HEADED FREE. SALE. GASFITTINGS FIXED FREE, AND [SPECIAL EXTRA DISCOUNT OFF HOUSEHOLD LINENS. IMPORTANT NOTICE. A NRW DKPARTURiR. Owing to the large number of applications received from all parts of the Country from those deirous of furnishing on the Accommodation System of Payment, and who wish to secure the benefit of the PIONEER LOW CASH PRICES, the Proprietors have decided to open a NEW DEPARTMENT for this purpose. It is not intended to disturb the present Highly-successful System of Low Cash Prices marked in Plain Figures, but Goods will be supplied on deferred payments at the present-marked LOW CASH PRICES, plus a small percentage according to the length of time required. Tbi" is a complete reversal of the present order of things generally prevailing, where ENORMOUS PRICES are charged to those who do not wish to pay cash at the time of purchase. FULL DETAILS OF THE EQUITABLE SYSTEM ON APPLICATION. Goods over 40/- Delivered Free to any Railway Station in Great Britain. ALL GOODS MARKKD IN PLAIN FIGURES SEND FOR SALE & LARGE ILLUSTRATED GENERAL OATALOGUES-FREE. NO-RTH AND OUTH WALES BANK, LIMITED. BALANCE SHEET, AT 31ST DECEMBERV1903. LIABILITIES. £ a. d. i Assm. £ s. d Deposits, Current Account Bal- Cash in hand, at call or three days' ancea, &c. 10,518,124 14 3 notice 2,355,381 5 7 Notes in Circulation 41,035 0 0 Investments in Public Securities:- Drafts, not exceeding 21 days, dtte 6,490 7 2 Consols, India Stock, and De- Acceptances. and Credits under benture and Preference Stocks issue 957,032 8 8 of first-class English Railways, Bills for Collection. and other items 182,369 10 7 &c 1,613,902 3 0 ————————— Bills of Exchange .I. 2,404,967 16 0 Total Liabilities to Public .11,705,052 0 8 Advances to Customers, temporary CAprrAL:- £ s. d. Loans on Railway and other TotalSubscribed 3,000,000 0 0 Shares, &c 5,081,216 13 3 Of which in Acceptances, and Credits nnac- Reserve liability 2,250,000 0 0 I cepted per contra 957,032 8 8 ———————— Bank Buildings—Head Office and Paid up 750,000 0 0 Branches. 273,572 111 RKSESVE FUND 500,000 0 0 Sums in transitu with Branches UNDIVIDED PBOFWS 21,860 9 0 and Agents and other items 290,860 1 3 ———————— 1,271,860 9 0 212,976,912 9 8 P,12,976,912 9 8 J. BEAUSIRE, 1 R. C. BEAZLEY, J-Directors. T. ROWLAND HUGHES, G. R. SANDBACH, J General Manager. In conformity with the Companies' Act, 1900, we certify that all our requirements as Auditors have been complied with. We beg to report that we have verified the Cash and Bills of Exchange on hand at the Head Office, and at the Liverpool and District Branches, and have examined the securities representing the Bank's Investments, and those held against short loans and advances to customers, and find them to be in order. We have also examined the Balance Sheet in detail with the Books at the Head Office and the Certified Returns from the Branches, and, in our opinion, the Balance Sheet is a full and fair Balance Sheet, properly drawn up so as to exhibit a correct view of the Bank's affairs, as shewn by the Books of the Bank. HARMOOD BANNER & SON, Chartered Accountants. flHantirtJ. ,i'¿- COOK GENERAL WANTED, also young HOUSEMAID three in family. — Mrs. Cook, Oaktield, Abergele. 2062 8HOOTING WANTED.—Two to three thou- sand acres good mixed shooting.—Address E 545, Birchall's Advertising Offices, Liverpool. WANTED to Purchase, good Clean Dry CATTLE BONES.—Apply to the Bone Phosphate and Chemical Company, Limited, Flint. COOK (good plain) WANTED, also HOUSE- PARLOURMAID wages £ 22 to £ 25, £ 16 to £18. Write age and full particulars, "Build was Abbey," Iron Bridge, Salop. 2075 WANTED immediately, convenient modern HOUSE in Chester; two entertaining- rooms, five bedrooms, &c. Near trams preferred.— Address B 81, "Courant" oiffce. 2080 BUSINESS Young Lady WANTS APART- MENTS, without board m or near Cli63wrf, pleasant locahty.-ddreas D 36, office of this paper. 2077 WANTED, BOARD and LODGING » Young Lady during about a month or siX- weeka, in Chester, or as paying guest.—Address B 80, "Courant" Office, Chester. 2072 ANTED, ASSISTANT MISTRESS, Art. 50, for Standard I. Scale salary.-Apply Head Teacher, Heswall Church Schools, Heswall, Cheshire. 2064 AS Temporary BUTLER or WAITER, by day or week; many years' experience in private service. Good references. -Berridge, Park Cottage, Park-street, Chester. 2074 GARDENER WANTED, practical worker; with help. Must be industrious, civil, and of good character. Apply by letter, "Hoole House," Chester. CHESTER BLUE COAT SCHOOL.— WANTED, at the end of March next, a MATRON for the above School; age 35 to 45.— For particulars apply to Mr. Hubert Potts, North- gate House. Chester. CHESTER. WANTED, a FURNISHED C HOUSE, two reception-rooms, five bedrooms, offices, &c., for term of years; outside city preferred. Rent about £ 60.-Apply B., 1, Culver-terrace, Sandown, Isle of Wight. SALESMEN.—Energetic Men of good appear- ance WANTED, to sell our beautiful Celluloid Window Show Cards to all classes of shopkeepers P-3 to JS6 weekly easily made.—Particulars Charles Josephson. 23, Cecil Court, Charing Cross-road, London, W.C. 8MALL HOUSE, two sitting and three or four bedrooms, within 10 or 12 miles of Chester. Modem conveniences and good railway service essential. Possession March 25. Rent must be moderate. Particulars to "Innellan," Parkgate- road. Chester. AT THE "COURANT" PRINTING WORKS, SITUATED AT THE CROSS, CHESTER. PROFESSIONAL MEN, MANUFACTURERS, TRADESMEN, and MEN OF BUSINESS generally, are respectfully informed that our Printing Department is furnished with an un- usually large and select assortment of the best kinds of MODERN, PLAIN & FANCY TYPES, ORNAMENTAL BORDERS IN MANY STYLES &c., &c. LEGAL, COMMERCIAL, & ARTISTIC PRINTING, PUBLIC COMPANY PROSPECTUSES, ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION, PARTICULARS OF ESTATES, BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, REPORTS, MANUFACTURERS' ILLUSTRATED PRICE LISTS, CIRCULARS, &c., &c. GENERAL PRINTING (BLACK OR IN COLOURS/ of the most extensive character—from the Smallest Card or Circular to the Broadside Placard- executed at the shortest notice. BUSINESS CARDS, LETTER HEADINGS, MEMORANDUMS. BILL HEADS, ORDER BOOKS, TRADESMEN'S CIRCULARS, VISITING CARDS. AT THE "COURANT" PRINTING WORKS, SITUATED AT THE CROSS, CHESTER. I hotels, .br05, &c. QRAIGSIDE HYDRO, LLANDUDNO. ) IDEAI WINTER RESORT. LUXURIOUS BATHS. COVERED TENNIS. ENTERTAINMENTS. Special Winter Tariff from 8/- per day (including Baths). R. E. MUNRO, Manager. v 9 0 a VERY OLD LIQUEUR gCOTCH WHISKY. OLDEST. PUREST. BEST. 24/- per G&llon,.8f- per Dozen, 4/- per Bottle. A variety of other choice old Scotch Whiskies At 86/ 39/ 42/- & 44/- per Dozen. CARRIAGE PAID. (I QUELLYN ROBERTS & Co., FAMILY WINE MERCHANTS, THE OLD CRYPT, CHESTER. CHESTER STEAM LAUNDRY, VICTORIA ROAD (CLOSE BY THE NORTHGATE STATION). All the arrangements are on the most approved modern system for Washing, Ironing, Drying, Packing, &c., and the management most efficient. W. H. LIPS HAM, Secretary & General Manager. (Chester Steam Laundry Co., Ltd.) lifT Inspection is specially invited oh any day excepting Mondays and Saturdays. DR. KING'S LIVER PILLS. Est. 1832. Daudelioii and Quinine (with..ut Mercury), For FURRED TONGUE, BILIOUSNESS, HEADACHE, SICKNESS. DB. KING'S LIVER PILLS. Dandelion and Quinine (without Mercury), For WIND, INDIGESTION, HEARTBURN, Shoulder Pains, and Constipation. ¥VE. KING'S LIVER PILLS J-/ Aie purely vegetable, and still keep ahead of all others as a Liver Remedy. Sold everywhere, Is. lid., 28. Dd. and 4s. d6. per box. (WOICE CUT FLOWERS AND DECORATIVE PLANTS. PRICES MODERATE. T~\ EASTGATE f UlCKSONS, STREET, I.. HESTER
NESTON TEAMSMAN KILLED. + At Storeton, on Monday week, Joseph Worrall, 56, farm labourer, employed by Mr. W. Fryer, of Leighton Hall, was driving- a lurry loaded with about two tons of meal, and drawn by two horses, down Lark Hill, when he met his death as th-e result of an accident. A fellow-workmen saw him running alongside the horses and trying to seize a rein. At a turn in the road, Worrall was pinned to the wall by the lurry, the shafts of which broke. He was shockingly injured, and died at the Birkenhead hospital. At the inquest on Wednesday James Donnelly, a teamsman, who is also employed by Mr. Fryer and who was in charge of another lurry on the occasion, said there was no brake on Worrall's lurry, but a brake was not in his opinion necessary.—The coroner (Mr. Cecil Holden) said that from the evidence there was no doubt that the man was a trustworthy man, and that the horses were quiet and suited to the purpose to which they were put. From the practical evidence of Donnelly it did not seem to be necessary that there should be a brake on a wagon of the sort the deceased man was in charge of. It had been used for a number of years, and had always been found satisfactory. Perhaps there was no reason why there should not be a brake on the lurry, and he thought it would probably be better if there were one, but in the present instance the horses would probably have been able to pull it down the hill with the brake on. The initial fault in the matter lay with the deceased himself in going away from his horses, but he bad placed himself in great danger in endeavouring to Isave his master's pro- perty. Probably he had succeeded by a great effort in getting hold of the near rein, and thinking he had both, pulled it sharply. Naturally the horses would come quickly across the road, and the shafts striking the wall had probably swung suddenly round before the deceased man had time to get out of the way, and struck him on his left side. thus causing the injuries spoken of.—The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death."
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS. The unprecedented demand for HORNIMAN'S PURE TEA during the past year has beaten every record, and conclusively proves the decided preference given by all classes to Horniman's Pure Tea. Sold by — Chester: Davies and Shepheard, Bridge-street Row; Co-op. Society; Cryer, 25, Christleton-road; Holborn Restaurant, 29, Foregate street. Neston Lee, chemist. Little Sutton Swindells, baker. Birkenhead Haywood, chemist. Rhuddlan Roberts, grocer. New Ferry: Fawcett, chemist. Upper Brighton Somerville. Bromborough Pool: Co-operative Society. Mynydd Isa Co-operative Society. Tattenhall Wilcox, grocer. Mold J unction Co-operative Society. Queen s Ferry Spark's Storps. Hoole: Jones & Davies. bakers, Wrexham: Felton. confectioner.
FIT SUN 1 ^ffv^FLRE OFFICE. 'VOE.;O Funds in Hand— £ 2,386,639. For all particulars apply to the following Agents:- CHESTER MESSRS. CHEERS & HOPLEY, 6, Northgate-street. MESSRS. W. DENSON & SON, Nortbgate. MALPAs MR. THOMAS MULLOCK, Cuddington Heath.
DIARY OF COMING ENGAGEMENTS. Jan. 27, #c.—" Three Little Maids" at the Royalty Theatre. 27- Wirral Board of Guardians. 27-Frodsham. Petty Sessions. 27-Whitehurch Cheese Fair. 28-00nnah's Quay Petty Sessions. 28-Chester Cattle Fair. 28-0onnah's Quay Council. 28-Chester Diocesan Finance Association- Annual Meeting, in King's School X 28-Chester Diocesan Board of Education- Annual Meeting in King s School. 29-Chester District Nursing Association- Annual Meeting at Town Hall. Peb. 1 Wirral District Council. 1-Broxton Licensing Sessions. I-Mold Petty Sessions.
CHURCH WORK. The Bishop, clergy and laity of the diocese are to be congratulated upon the success of the conference held on Thursday and Friday at Birkenhead. The Bishop, in his custom- arily practical address, dealt largely with the education question, and if his points were not altogether new, they were put with a freshness and directness that carried con- viction. In the din and smoke of contro- versy, says his lordship, it is too often for- gotten that at the heart of the problem should stand the child. Amid all the petty wrang- ling of sects, the true interests of the child are apt to be ignored. In regard to the claims of the much-discussed "denomina- tional conscience," the Bishop pointed out how wide awake had been the National Church in the past to the importance of education, while the State had been asleep, and what proof of her interest in the good cause the Church had given by spending many millions of money and building an enormous amount of school property. In reply to the contention that there can be no sound solution of the education problem until the just claims of the denominational and undenominational conscience have been frankly and equitably recognised, his lord- ship shewed how incompletely this arrange- ment met the situation. The taxpayer and the ratepayer, he said, had also consciences, and the consciences of Churchmen, Roman Catholics, Jews, and certain Nonconformists of the older school were neither less numerous nor less worthy of consideration than the allied consciences of undenominational and secularist ratepayers and taxpayers." Two other topics which were dealt with bya the conference are matters vitally affecting. the welfare of the Church, namely, the pro- posed revision of the Book of Common Prayer and the burning question of the rural depopulation. At first sight it may appear to savour of sacrilege that the mere suggestion of altering the Prayer Book should be seriously discussed, but when it is remem- bered that the ancient volume has remained practically untouched by the reviser's hand for a period of at least 240 years, it must be acknowledged that there may be at any rate a case made out for considering the question of revision. The strongest point made by the advocates of revision is that the circum- stances of our country have changed so com- pletely since the Prayer Book was written that it quite falls short of the necessities of to-day. In that long interval the British I Constitution has undergone manifold changes, the most conspicuous of them being the great increase in the power of the people in the matter of government. Then, again, another point of even more weight is the fact that within recent years our country has become an Empire, with deep interests in every quarter of the globe. Missionary effort claims its just share of recognition from the Church, and it would certainly be well if our vast community of interests in India and our wide-spread Colonies could be brought for- ward prominently in the services of our National Church. Whether sermons and services are too long or too short, whether the Psalms are too numerous, whether the Athanasian Creed is, as alleged, a stumbling block or the reverse, are questions of detail that it is unnecessary to discuss at the present stage. The only thing to be settled now is whether a good case has been made out for a revision of the Prayer Book, and the confer- ence passed a resolution affirming the opinion that the question of the better adaptation of the Prayer Book to the use of the Church, under present conditions of lite and thought, should receive early consideration. The problem of rural depopulation, which really brings us back to the eternal Fiscal question, was ably and temperately debated and much commonsense argument was employed against some of the educational methods at present in fashion and their egregious unsuitability for the rural youth. The main contention, however, turns on the question of money. The counter attractions that must be set up in rural England, to bring the people back to the healthy gladsome life on the land, will all cost a mint of money. The landlord cannot build cottages, schools and churches, while farming is on the present down-grade. The farmer cannot afford to pay his labourers higher wages, to compete successfully with town prices, so long as he can make little or nothing out of agriculture. As soon as some Fiscal arrangement is devised whereby British agriculture is restored to its former prosperity, or something approaching it, the labourers will be drawn back to the land by the promise of better wages and healthier lives. As was remarked at the conference, the only break in the gloomy cloud of agricultural depopulation is the happy thought that has induced certain large employers of labour to plant huge industrial works in rural neighbourhoods, and for the sake of the physique of the populace it is to be trusted that this movement will grow and spread. Some slight contribution to the solution of the problem may also be made by the development of systems of electric tram- ways in rural parts, but the great obstacle still remains, the starvation of British agriculture. -+- A melancholy local interest attaches to the death of Dr. Salmon, the illustrious Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, in the fact that prob- ably the last letter that he wrote was one to the Bishop of Chester, for the purposes of the Diocesan Conference, on the subject of the revision of the Prayer Book. The letter was dated January 12th, 1904, and, although written in a shaky hand, was a most lucid epistle, characteristic of Dr. Salmon. The writer's apprehension of his impending dissolution is thus touchingly conveyed at the close of the letter :—" My chariot-wheels are now driving so heavily that you need not be surprised to hear at any time that they have ceased tp move at all." By a mournful coincidence the gifted scholar who penned these lines expired the day after the letter was read to the Diocesan Con- ference.
CHESTER CATHEDRAL. SERVICE LIST FOR WEEK COMMEXOINQ JAN. 27. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27TH.-Morning, 8.0: Matins. 10.15: The Litany, hymn 82. Evening 4.15: Service, Boardman in G anthem, 0 Lord, Thou hast searched" (Croft). THURSDAY, JANUARY 28TH.-Morning, 8.0: Holy Com- munion. 10.15: Service, Ouseley in A; anthem, "0 praise God (Weldon). Evening, 4.15 Service, Ouseley in B flat; anthem, 0 for a closer walk (Foster). FRIDAY, JANUARY 29TH.-Moming-, 8.0: Matins. 10.15 The Litany, hymn 100. Evening, 4.15 Service, Rogers in A minor; anthem, 0 Lord and Saviour (Palestrina). SATURDAY, JANUARY 30TIl.-Morning, 8.0 Matina 10.15: Service, Selby in A; anthem, "O Lord, my God (Wesley). Evening, 4.15: Service, Selby in A; anthem, I will mention (Sullivan). SUNDAY, JANUARY 31ST (Septuagesima).—Morning, 8.0: Holy Communion. 10.30: Service, Travers In K; anthem. Great and marvellous (Boyce); introit, hymn 83 Kyrie and Credo (Tours in C); preacher, the Canon in Residence. Evening, 3.30: Service, Travers in F; anthem, In the beginning" (Hadyn);, hymn 172. 6 30: Processional hymn, 168; Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis to Chants; hymns 533, 489, 227 preacher, the Dean of Worcester;
Lord Penrhyn is entertaining a shooting party at Penrhyn Castle. Lord Henrv Grosvenor left town on Friday for Cairo. Earl Beachamp, who was formerly Governor of New South Wales, was on Thursday evening the guest, at the Liverpool Reform Club, of the New Century Society. The many friends of Lord Arthur Grosvenor will rejoice to learn that the operation he underwent on Tuesday last week for appendicitis was very suc- cessful, and that his lordship is making excellent progress. A marriage is arranged, and will take place in April, between Edward Egerton Leigh-White, eldest son of Air. Egerton Leigh, of Godrell Hall, and West Hall, High Legh, and of the late Lady Elizabeth Leigh, and Arethusa, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Peter Duff Hawker, of Longparish, Hampshire, and Mrs. Hawker, 9, William-street, Lowndes-square. ACCIDENT TO LORD BARRYMORE.— Lord Barrymore was the victim of a serious carriage accident in Cork on Saturday evening. His driver was endeavouring to pass an electric tramcar when the carriage collided with a gas lamp, both his lordship and the coachman being thrown into the roadway. Lord Barrymore, who was cut, bruised and severely shaken, was removed to a shop, where he remained unconscious for several minutes. Later on he was able to walk to the station and proceed by train to Fota. His lordship's injuries consisted of a bruised forehead, an abrasion over the right eye, and shock. On recovering from the dazed condition in which the accident left him, he expressed his astonishment at his marvellous escape. The Countess Grosvenor arrived at Eaton on Thursday, on a short visit. The Precentor (the Rev. H. H. Wright), declined the li ving of Dodleston, vacant through the death of the Rev. A. C. Gordon, offered him by the Dean and Chapter; The Secretary of the Chester General Infirmary, begs to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of the following donations:—Mr. Harry T. S. Gleadowe, k5; Anonymous, lis. 3d., disputed account. The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Chester begs to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of the ^following donations to the Infirmary Ball Fund :— Mts. Serocold, £ 1; Mrs. Elliott, £ 1 Is. Mrs, J. Tomkiateon, £ 5. Tomkiateon, £ 5. The Mayor of Macclesfield on Friday presented in the name of the Corporation and of the principal inhabitants, to Mr. William Sheasby, who retired from the Chief Constableship a month ago, after 30 years' service, his portrait, a service of plate, and 50 sovereigns. At a joint meeting of Unionists and Conserva- tives held at Wellington (Salop), on Wednesday, under the presidency of Mr. Harry Shepard, chair- man of the Conservative Association, Mr. James Ismay was uiianimouMy adopted as the Unionist candidate for the Wellington Division at the next election in succession to Sir Alexander Brown, who will not contest the seat. Meetings will be arranged and the Unionist campaign opened shortly. NEW FLINTSHIRE HEADMASTER.-On Monday the Flintshire County Governing Body appointed Mr. J. M. Edwards, M.A., assistant master of the County School, Rhyl, to the head- mastership of the Holywell County School. CANON WESCOE.-The death is announced of the Rev. Henry Wescoe, honorary canon of Man- chester. The news of his tragic death at Wimborne on Sunday night created a painful sensation at Blackburn, where he had laboured for 36 years as vicar of St. Thomas's Church. He was ordained at Chester in 1854. HOUSEHOLD DANCE AT EATON.-The annual household dance at Eaton was held, by the kindness of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster on Wednesday night. The rooms set apart for the purpose had been tastefully decorated, and nothing was lacking which could in any way contribute to the enjoyment of all. The Duke with Mrs. Hay, the housekeeper, and the Duchess with Mr. Camp- bell, the steward, opened the ball at 9-30 o'clock. The music was supplied by Richardson, of Chester. DEATH OF MR. JAMES BARLOW. — We regret to record the death of Mr. James Barlow, the well-known licensee of the Coach and Horses Hotel, Market-square. Deceased had been n poor health for some months past, but only on Friday he went out for a walk of about four miles. He went to bed in cheerful spirits, but was taken ill on Saturday morning, and passed away suddenly about half-past nine. The immediate cause of death was hemorrhage of the brain. Deceased, who was 62 years of age, was a native of Walton, near Warrington, and he came to Chester to take over the Coach and Horses Hotel 26 years ago. He was well known in the city, and was a respected member of the Chester Licensed Victuallers' Association. DEATH OF MAJOR RAMSAY STUART.— News has reached England of the death of Major Alexander Ramsay Stuart, who was killed by a fall from his horse in Rangoon (Burmah), on Decem- ber 30th. The deceased officer, who was only 43 years of age, was the fourth son of General J. Ramsay Stuart, C.B., late of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, and formerly commander of troops in Sootland. Major Stuart belonged to the Royal Artillery, and from 1892 to 1895 he was staff-cap- tain at Watergate House. At the end of that time he went to Sierra Leone (West Africa), and on the outbreak of the South African War he went to the scene of the hostilities, and remained there as a staff officer. When peace was declared he went to Burmah, where he met his death under such painful circumstances. While in Chester de- ceased made a host of friends, who will deeply re- sjret to learn the sad news. He was highly popu- lar with all, and those who knew him ail agree that the service has lost a promising officer. DEATH OF DR. WILLIAMS.—Dr. Williams' many friends will regret to hear that he passed away on Friday morning at Brunswick House, Leominster, after a short illness. He was for many years H.M. Inspector of Schools for this district. He served under the Rev. H. Smith, and after- wards under Mr. Kynnersley. When leaving this district the teachers presented him with his por- trait and a very handsome writing desk as a mark of their esteem. He left Chester about 14 years ago to take over the Inspectorship of the Hereford District. Since leaving he had taken his M.A. degree, also LL.D., and was latterly a barrister-at- law. The funeral took place on Monday. The first part of the service was held in the morning at Leominster, after which the body was brought to Chester, where the remainder of the burial rites were performed at the graveside by the Rev. H. Grantham, rector of St. Mary's Parish Church. The mourners at Chester included Mr. and Mrs. G. Avery and nephew, Mr. J. Simon, Mr. J. H. Harrison, Messrs. Gleadowe, Mr. Bal lance, Mr. Reep (Birkenhead), Mr. R. Atherton, &c. There were many beautiful wreaths. ADDRESSES FOR MEIN AND WOMEN.- On Sunday afternoon a special service for men was held in the Church of St. Mary-on-the-Hill, when a special address was given by the Rev. P. N. Waggett, S.S.J.E. There was a good congregation of men of all classes. Mr. Waggett took for his text the words "Fer none of us liveth to himself and no man dieth to himself, for whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord. Whether we live, therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ both died, and rose and revived, that he might be Lord both of the* dead and the living." (Romans, c. xiv., 7, 9 v.). In the course of an eminently practical and convincing address, Mr. Waggett shewed that we had no right to do what we liked with any of our possessions. The more a thing appeared to belong to us alone, the more it belonged to God, and we bad to use it always in doing his work. He illustrated the practical reality of Christian life, and the dangers attending the unbeliever, who stood in a false position, or the half Christian. The address was followed with the closest attention by all present. On Monday, the Rev. P. N. Waggett preached a similar sermon to a congregation of ladies, j LURRYMAN RUN OVER.-About half-past four on Friday afternoon, a man named John Priddey, carter, Cuddington, was admitted to Chester Infirmary suffering from a compound fracture of the leg. He had sustained the injury through being run over by a lurry which he was in charge of. CHARGE AGAINST A PARENT.-At the County Police Occasional Court on Monday, before Mr. W. Williams, Wm. Henry Swain, a Chester man, was charged with unlawfully assisting his child, John Ihomas Swain, to escape from the children's home of the Chester Union at Mollington. on the 27th of December. It appeared that a warrant had been issued for prisoner's arrest three- weeks ago, but he had eluded the police until last week, when he was arie,ted in Manchester.— Prisoner was remanded till Saturday. ST. JOHN'S CHOIR SUPPER—By the kind hospitality of Canon Cooper Scott (vicar), the members of St. John's and St. Baniabas's choire were entertained at supper on Wednesday even- ing at Mr. Chester's restaurant. Foregate-street. Canon Scott presided, and among those present- were Mis. Scott, the Rev C. A. Griffin (curate), Mr. James Davies (churchwarden). Mr. F, S. Bishop, Mr. H. Beswick, Mr. Millington, Mr. Ockleston, and Mr. John E. Haswell, who was leader of St. John's Choir as long ago as 1868, when the voluntary choir was formed. After supper an excellent progiamme of songs was pro- vided by Messrs. E. Robinson. A. S. Dutton, W. Plant, G Plant, Cuzner. and McDonald. The ac- companist was Mr. Finch. The evening was voted all round a huge success. SOCIAL GATHERING.—Messrs. Garnett and Son held their annual gathering of employes and their friends on Friday night in the Albion Rooms. Lower Bridge-street, which are part of the firm's business premises. An enjoyable programme of songs, &c., was gone through between 8 o'clock and 9-30., Mr. J. Phillips'' comic items being specially appreciated. At the conclusion of this programme supper was served. The speakers were Mr. Garnett. Mr. Cathcart Smith, and the ex-Sheriff (Mr. H. Dodd), followed by one or two of the senior employes. An interesting statement by one of the latter was that sitting at supper that night were six employes with considerably over 20 years' service, and three with 35 years' service. After supper (at which 98 sat down), dancing and games followed. "Auld Lan? Syne" conoluded one of the most successful gatherings in the firm's history. AN INTERESTING CASKET-Mr. A. W. Butt silversmith, of this city. has on view in his window at 32, Eastgate Row. a. very handsome casket, which has been presented to Mr. H R. H. Southam, ox-Mayor of Shrewsbury, by the alder- men, councillors, magistrates ancLborough officials,, in appreciation of his valuable services as Mayor 1902-3. The casket is a vtjry fine piece of the silversmith's art. It is oblong in shape, and on either side are int'oduced the various types of arches to be found in the old buildings and churches of Shrewsbury. The front right and left panels contain finely executed enamel views of the Free Library and the old Market Hall. The rentre one is occupied with the borough arms in blue epamel and gold. The centre panel at the back contains a reproduction of the old borough seal, date 1425. and on either side of this are enamel views of the Abbey Church and the Castje". The whole was designed and executed by Mr. A. W. Butt. and reflects great credit by the manner in which it is carried out. CHESTER GLEE CLUB —The president (Mr. G F. Wynne), the vice-president (Mr. H. R. Thomas), and the ex-president (Mr. J. H. Jones). and a goodly company of members and friends assembled on Tuesday evening for the monthly concert. The following programme was given, to the evident satisfaction of all present:—Glees, See., by the Choir, How Sweet. How Fresh." "Hail to the Woods," "Crown'd with Clusters." "0 Thou, whose Beams." "The Beleaguered": songs by Messrs. H. M. Stone ("Golden Guineas"), the President ("The Admiral's Brcom and "Fine Old English Gentleman"). Mr. W. Huxley ("The White Squall "). Mr. J. Peters Jones ("The Sailor's Grave" and "Yeoman's Wedding"), and Mr. Hopton ("The Riderless Steed") The recitations of Mr. W. H. Hallmark and the songs of Mr. J, Kent Smith afforded great amusement The- meeting terminated with To Our Next" and "God Save the, King." The conductor was Mr. Robt. Butterworth, and the pianist Mr. Rich. Thomas "THREE LITTLE MAIDS "-Paul Reubens has embodied much that is charming in this new musical play, which appears this week at the Royalty Theatre. Judging by the delight mani- fested by Monday night's aud;ence, we may sately predict that Cestrians will heartily endorse the Metropolitan praise. The production at Chester is by Mr. George Dance's company, and there is some clever acting and good singing. A pretty story runs through the play, and the central figures are three little country girls and three young aristocrats. Some of the situations are vastly amusing. Miss May Garstang. Miss Connie Leon and Miss Mamie Brickwell make a charming trio as the "Three Little Maids," while Mr. Charles MacNaughton, Mr. Haddon Cave and Mr. Sydney Mannering make fast a,nd furious love to them Mr. McNaughton is particularly good. A special word of praise is due to Mr. Harry Ptt, who as "Cupid" (the caddie) displays exceptional histrionic gifts. A tuneful trio, sung bv the three sistars and danced by them and their lovers, is the Tea and Cake Walk," which fairly captivated the "house" on Monday. There are a full chorus and augmented orchestra. A matinee is arranged for Saturday. BLUE COAT SCHOOL BALL FUND.-The- following is the list of the patronesses :—Her Grace- the Duchess of Westminster. Lady Arthur Gros- venor, Mrs. Omanney, Mrs. H. T. Brown, Lady Clare Egerton, the Marchioness of I Ormonde, Mrs. C. Jones. Birkenhead £1 Is.; Mrs. B. C. Roberts, £1 Is. Mrs. Hubert Potts, £1 Is. Mrs. Adair, £1 Is; Mrs. Helenus Robertson, JE1 Is.; Mrs. J. Sheriff Roberts, El Is.; Mrs. Quellyn Roberts, £1 lg. Mrs. N. A. E. Way, JB1 Is.; Mrs. William Wil- liams, £1 Is.; Miss Bithell. Malpas, £1 Is.; Mrs. William Johnson, Southport, £1 Is.; M'ss Hop- wood, £1 Is.; Mrs. Skipwith. J31 Is. Mrs. Pit- cairn Campbell, JB1 Is. Mrs. Darby, JBI Is.; Mrs. George Okell, £ 1 Is.; Miss K-elsall £1. Is.; Mrs. William Rogers, J61 Is. Mrs. Reginald Dixon. Sl Is. Mrs. Courtenay; Mrs. Bedford, El Is Mrs Charles Greenhouse, £ 1 Is Mrs. Granger, Nicholas-street; Mrs. Oxley. Brig-htholme, Curzon- park Mrs. King, Mrs. Leadbetter Mrs. Samuel Smith, Nicholas-street, £1 Is. Mrs. Hameraley, El Is. Mrs. John M. Frost. £ t Is., Mrs. Lyle Smyth, C2 2s. Mrs Barnston, £ 1; Mrs. Rogerson, £1 Is Mrs. Hamilton £1 Is Mrs. Ratcliffe Fleming. m Is. Mrs. Elliott, £ 1 Is.; Mrs. Ried, £ l Mrs. Charles E. Hope. £ 1 Is. Mrs James Taylor, £ 1 Is. Mrs. Gibbons Fro-t, £ 1 Is. Mrs. E. B. Swetenham, £ 1 Is
A TRADE AGENT S BANKPUPTCY At Chester Bankruptcy Court yesterday, before Mr. Rogistrar Giles, Thomas Jeffery Vince, of Grosvenor Park-road, Chester, and formerly of Birmingham, agent for the Cheshire, Shropshire, and North Wales District of the National Trade Defence Association, came up for his public ex- amination. The liabilities are stated to be £ 815, and the assets nil. Deb.or attributes h;s bank- ruptoy to loss sustained by forced sale by mort- gagees of a house at Salisbury-road'. 11 In reply to the Official Receiver (Mr. Ll. Hugh Jones) debtor said he was brought up te the business of a brass founder, and his next venture was a printing business at the Parade. Birming- ham, in which ho was a partner. He put JE150 into the business, and when he gave it up because it was unsatisfactory he obtained the repayment of that sum. In 1890 he entered the office of the Liberal Unionist Association, Birmingham, at a. salary of £100, and in 1892 he got 1;200 a year. He had to take charge of bye-elections, and for that he received a fee oULsidc his saiai-y. In 1893 he received' one fee of about £ 25 in addition to his salary; in 1895 he received about £100 in. 1896 about 2150; in 1897 he had nothing except his ordnmry expenses; in 1898 he made about, fV m 1899 nothing; and in 1900, the year of the general election, he made about B200 Dur- ing these years he was still receiving a salary of £ 200% In 1898 he purchased a house at Birmino-- ham for £ 1.350 and spent about £ 400 on improve- ment. The sum of £1,350 was lent him by an insurance company at the rate of five per cent. interest. The house had since been sold for ^JI.OOO. He married in 1886, and had a family of three. The interest on the mortgage was repre- sented by the rent of the house— £ 63. He gave up his appointment under the Liberal Unionist As^oc-mhon in August, 1901. Between August, 1901. and January, 1902,'he had no source of in- come and was supported by his mother. For six months in 1902 he held the appointment of private secretary to a gentleman at a salary of JE250. In September. 1901, he effected an arrangement with seme of his creditors. His liabilities then were about JE700 or JE800, and he had paid those credi- tors who had assented 5s. in the B. About this time some leading members of the Unionist party m recognition of the services he had rendered in the past raised a subscription on behalf of his bought the furniture in for her at a cost ot £ 450. He had had negotiations with a Wolver- hampton Money Society. Wi en in Birmingham he formed a Brewery Shareholders' Association, which was still in existence, but did not receive any remuneration from it except his out-of-pocket expenses. In December last he was appointed sccretary of the National Trade Defence Associa- tion at Chester. He disputed an account sent in by Mr. Riley, Chester. The full account ren- dered by Mr. Riley was for £ 53; he had paid £ 30. and considered that there ought not to be much between them. He staved at Mr. Riley's hotel, with breaks, for three months, and his wife and children for three weeks. He had not got Mr. Riley s account as it was at home, neither had he got receipts for the amounts which he had paid oi, account by cheque.—The examination wag adjourned.
SHREWSBURY STOCK SALES.-At Shrews- bury Smithfield on Friday morning t)80 cattle arrived for Messrs. Preece. Everall and Wadding- ton's sale, which was a successful commencement for the year. The large number of cattle and excellent company of buyers proved that these sales have become firmly established in the favour of both buyers and sellers.