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public Announcements. ip ,i'J-' ROYALTY THKATRE, CHESTER. Pro.rieto-: MR. MILTON BODE. Commencing MONDAY, Feb. 1st, for 12 Nights, MR. MILTON BODE'S own Company in the GRAND PANTOMIME, "BAKH> IN THE WOOD!" MATINEES, SATURDAYS, February 6th & 13th. O II E S T E R CONSERVATIVE REGISTRATION ASSOCIATION. MR. u I R. A. YERBURGH, M.P, WILL ADDRESS HIS CONSTITUENTS AT THE MUSIC HALL, ON MONDAY NEXT, FEBRUARY 8TH, 1904. The Chair will be taken at 8 o'clock BT MR. W. [I. C 11 TJ R T 0 N. DOORS OPEN AT 7-30 P.M. West Gallery Reserved for Ladies. MUSIC HALL, CHESTER. GRAND EVENING CONCERT ON MONDAY, FEB. 15TH, 1904, AT 8 O'CLOCK. ARTISTES: MISS ALYS BATEMAN. The New High Soprano. MADAME MARIAN McKENZIE, The Popular Contralto. MR. HERBERT GROVER, The Eminent English Tenor. MR. WAT KIN MILLS, The World-renowned Baritone. MISS EVELYN SUART One of the Most Charmmg Pianists of the Day. MISS NADIA SYLVA, The Celebrated Violinist. Plan of the Hall may be seen, and Seats booked at Messrs. PHILLIPSON & GOLDER'S, Eastgate Row, Chester. PRICES 3/6, 2/6, 1/6, AND 1/ Miss EMILY GILES. A.R C.M. (PUPIL OF MR. EDWARD DANNREUTHER), WILl. GIYE A PIANOFORTE RECITAL, AT THE ASSEMBLY ROOM, GROSVENOR HOTEL, CHESTER, Ox SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH, 1904, AT 3 P.M., ASSISTED BY MISS ROSINA BEYNON (CONTRALTO), AND MISS KITTY WOOLLEY (VIOLINIST). Tickets, price 2s. Gd., can be obtained from Miss EMILY GILES, 57, Tarvin-road; or from Messrs. PHILLIPSON and GOLDER, Eastgate Row. ST. MARTIN'S WELSH CHURCH (NICHOLAS STREET). A GRAND BAZAAR XJL WILL L'.E HELD IN THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS, NEWGATE STREET, CHESTER, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH AND 11TH, 1904. PATRONS: HIS GRACE THE DUKE OP WESTMINSTER. THE RIGHT WORSHIPFUL THE MAYOR. MiL R. A. YERBURCH, M.P. The BAZAAR will be Opened at 2-30 p.m. each day. rwrihntions of Flowers and Country Produce will be thankfully received at the Assembly Rooms on the morning of the 10th. r i AnMissiON —First Day, 1,- until 5 o clock, after 5 o'clock, 6d. Second Day, 6d. until 5 after 5 o'clock, 3d. Chaplain: REV. O. ALBAN THOMAS. n_- _n- THE CHESTER UNITED GAS 00. HAVE YOU TRIED A GAS FIRE For Bedroom use ? If not, try one on the new Hire Purchase System. MOST COMFORTING AND CONVENIENT. NO DIRT. NO DUST. NO LABOUR. A Gas Fire lighted before retiring at a cost of ONE PENNY per hour is one of the greatest boons. New patterns for the season are now on view, and can be had on Quarterly Rentals on the Three Years' Hire Purchase System. NO CHARGE FOR FIXING. SHOW ROOMS AT THE GAS OFFICE, CUPPIN STREET. :A. p A R K E S. SPECIAL REDUCTIONS (PREVIOUS TO STOCK-TAKING) IN ALL FURS & EVENING GOODS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, COMMENCING ON JANUARY 6TH. ALFRED PARKES, MAGAZIN DES MODES, BRIDGE STREET ROW, CHESTER. -¥- public Notices. u IN VIEW OF THE MARRIAGE OF MR. HENRY J. TOLLEMACHE, 1 it has been decided by many of his Friends to make a suitable PRESENTATION to him on the occasion, and also in recognition of the valuable services he has rendered the County, both in Parlia- ment and in County affairs. A Subscription List has been opened and Sub- scriptions are not to exceed Two Guineas. The Committee hope that the subscription list may be representative of the whole County. SUBSCRIPTIONS may be paid to- THE NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK, Chester. PARRS BANK. NORTH AND SOUTH WALES BANK, LLOYDS BANK, BANK OF LIVERPOOL, or any of the Branches; or to any Chairman of a Polling District in the Eddisbury Division. SIR PHILIP B. GREY-EGERTON. BT., HUGH LYLE SMYTH, ESQ., Honorary Treasurers. ,C d. Amount received to date 87 10 0 RT. WET?,BTTRCrff",P,, GROSVENOR PARK ROAD. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH, 1904, IN HONOUR OF ST. WERBURGH, PATRONESS OF THIS CHURCH, HIGH MASS, AT 11 A.M., SOLEMN VESPERS, AT 6-30 P.M., with Procession. ST. JosEPH's CHOIR, which was heard at the Town Hall on Jan. 1Hth, will Sing at both Services. C H E !S T E R gLIJE COAT BALL. A BALL IN AID OF THE FUNDS OF THE CHESTER BLUE COAT SCHOOL. WILL BE HELD AT THE GROSYENOR HOTEL, CHESTER, ON THURSDAY, THE 11TH FEBRUARY, 1904. DANCING WILL COMMENCE AT 9.30 P.M. HERR WURM'S WHITE VIENNESE BAND Is SPECIALLY ENGAGED. LIST OF PATRONESSES: DONATIONS. £ s. d. The Duchess of Westminster — The Duchess of Buckingham and Chandos .—— — Lady ChesJiam = = = Countess Beauchamp = = Lady Arthur Grosvenor The Marchioness of Ormonde — — — Lady Clare Eg-crton Airs. King — Mrs. Leadbctter Mrs. Omnianney Mrs. H. T. Brown Mrs. Courtenay — — — Mrs. Granger — Mrs. E. W. Swetenham — — — Mrs. Oxley Mrs. Kay 1 1 0 Mrs Tyrer 1 1 0 Mrs. Gibbons Frost. 1 1 0 Mrs. C. Jones 1 1 0 Mrs. B. C. Roberts 1 1 0 Mrs. Hubert Potts 1 1 0 Mrs. Adair 1 1 0 Mrs. Helenus Robertson 110 Mrs. J. Sheriff Roberts. 1 1 0 Mrs. Quellvn Roberts. 1 1 0 Mrs. N. A. E. Way 1 1 0 Mrs. Wrn. Williams 1 1 0 Miss Bithell 1 1 0 Mrs. Wm. Johnson 1 1 0 Miss Hopwood 1 1 0 Mrs. Skipvvith 1 1 0 Mrs. Pitcairn Campbell 1 0 0 Mrs. Darby 1 1 0 Mrs. George Okell 1 1 0 Miss Kelsall Jin Mrs. Wm. Rogers 1 1 0 Mrs. Reginald Dixon 1 1 0 Mrs. Charles Greenhouse 1 1 0 Miss Hobday 1 1 0 Mrs. Samuel Smith 1 j 0 Mrs. Hamersley ,9 Mrs. John M. Frost 1 1 0 Mrs. Lyle Smyth 2 2 0 Mrs. Barnston i i n Mrs. Rogerson « Mrs Hamilton 11 0 Mrs. Rat-cliffo Fleming 1 1 0 Mrs. Elliott 1 1 0 Mrs. Reed 1 0 0 Mrs. Chas E. Hope Jin Mrs. James Taylor i i n Mrs. James Golder in Mrs. Swetenham i n Mrs. Coplestone i i n Mrs. John Rogers 1 1 0 Mrs. T. R. P. Royle 1 1 0 Mrs. Grandidge | J » Mrs. Fitzgerald R Miss Elliott Mrs. George Hayes } } J Mrs. Bedford 1 1 J Mrs. T. M. Lockwood I 1 0 Miss Perryn 1 ] 0 The Hon. Mrs. Trelawny 110 Miss Richardson 1 1 0 Mrs. Arthur Fair 1 1 0 Mrs. James G.Frost. 1 1 0 Further Donations will be gratefully received by the Treasurer and Secretaries. TICKETS :—Gentlemen, 12/6 each Ladies, 10: may be obtained from the GROSVENOR HOTEL, Messr- PHILLIPSON and GOLDER, Messrs. MINSHULL and MEESON, and Mr. BLAYNEY, Chester. An extra charge of 1" will be made on each Ticket taken after February 9th, 1904. MANAGKMKNT COMMITTEE- Douglas Dobie, N. A. E. Way. Arthur L. Birch, Walter Conway, H. J. HowellEvan8-ROBERT LAMB (MAYOR). FRANCIS SKIPWITH, Hon. Treasurer. T SHERIFF ROBERTS, I Hon. C P. SMITH. f Secretaries. /^HESTER UNIVERSITY EXTEN- VJ SION ASSOCIATION, AFTERNOON LECTURES, GROSVENOR MUSEUM, CHESTER. MISS ROYDEN Will deliver a Course of Six Lectures on Alternate THURSDAYS, at 2-30 p.m.. on "SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN." SECOND LECTURE, FEBRUARY 4TH. SYLLABUS. Feb. 4th—The Passive, March 3rd—The Evil. Feb. 18th—The Active. | March 17th—1 he Ideal. March 31st—A Contrast. TICKETS for the Course (10/6), may now be ob- tained from, and Subscriptions paid to, Messrs. PHILLIPSON and GOLDER, Messrs. MINSHULL and MKKSON, the CURATOR at the Museum, or from the e Hon. Sec.. Miss OKELL, Barrow, Chester. Student's Tickets, 7/6.— These can be obtained only from the Secretary. SEVENTY-FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK OF ENGLAND, LIMITED. SUBSCRIBED CAPITAL, 915,900,000. C A PIT AL- Paid. C3,000,000 Uncalled. 2.300,000 Reserve Liability 10,600,000 £ 15,900,000 RESERVE FUND (invested in English Govern- ment Securities), 92,300,000. Number of Shareholders, 15,269. DIRECTORS: Colin Frederick Campbell, Esq. Maurice Otho Fitzgerald, Esq. William Henry Neville Goschen, Esq. Claude Villiers Emilius Laurie, Esq. Francis Charles le Marchant, Esq. The Right Hon. the Earl of Lichfield. Sir James Lyle Mackay, G.C.M.G., K.C.I.E. Georges Forbes Malcolmson, Esq. William Robert Moberly, Esq. Selwyn Robert Pryor, Esq. Thomas George Robinson, Esq. Robert Wigram. Esq. JOINT GENERAL MANAGERS Frederick Churchward, Esq., Robert Thomas Haines, Esq., and Thomas Estall, Esq. ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER David John Howard Cunnick, Esq. SOLICITORS.—Einest James Wilde, Esq., Walter Edward Moore, Esq. The Directors have the pleasure to submit the Balance Sheet for the year 1903, and to report that after making provision for all bad and doubtful debts, and for the rebate of discount on current bills, the profit, including 296,317 14s. 6d. brought forward, amounts to £ 720,368 2s. 5d., which has been appropriated as follows :— 1: 8. d. Interim Dividend of 9 per cent. paid in August last 270,000 0 0 A further Dividend of 9 per cent. (making 18 per cent. for the year, free of income tax), payable 9th proximo 270,000 0 0 Transferred to the Knaresborouh and Claro Bank, Limited, Purchase Account 15,000 0 0 Applied towards Writing down Investments 82,069 17 1 Balance carried forward. 83,288 5 4 P,720,358 2 5 The Bank's Consols are valued at 85, and other Investments at or under Market Prices on 31st December, 1903. The Directors retiring by rotation are Messrs. Claude Villiers, Emilius Laurie, Wilham Robert Moberly, and Robert Wigram, all of whom, being eligible, offer themselves for re-election. The Directors have to announce with deep regret the loss through death during the past year of Mr. William Fidgeon, who had been a Joint General Manager of the Bank for fourteen years, and a few months later of Mr. Henry Simms, whom they had selected to succeed him. They have appointed Mr. Thomas Estall, who has for several years tilled the important post of City Office manager, to be a Joint General Manager. New branches have been opened at Newton Abbot, Oswestry, and Pontypool; and sub-branches as Shanklin, Isle of Wight, Renshaw-street, Liver- pool, London-road, Liverpool, Stretford-road, Man- chester, St. George's, Bristol, Roath, Cardiff, Cheriton, Folkestone, and King Edward-street, Hull. Premises have been secured in High Holborn, and the Strand (London)—also at Oldham (Lan- cashire), where branches will be opened at an early date. In conformity with the Act of Parliament, the Shareholders are required to elect the Auditors and fix their remuneration. Mr. Edwin Waterhouse (of Messrs. Price, Waterhouse & Co.) and Mr. Wil- liam Barclay Peat (of Messrs. W. B. Peat & Co), the retiring Auditors, offer themselves for re-election. BALANCE SHEET, 31ST DECEMBER, 1903. LIABILITIES. CAPITAL- £ s. d. 40,000 Shares of B75 each, £ 10 10s. paid 420,000 0 0 215,000 Shares of £ 60 paid, £ 12 paid 2,580,000 0 0 3,000,000 0 0 RESERVE FUND 2,300,000 0 0 Current, Deposit and other Accounts, including rebate on Bills not due, provision for bad and doubtful debts, &c. 50,360,390 19 2 Acceptances and Endorsements of Foreign Bills on Account of Customers 475,709 17 ) PROFIT AXD LOSS ACCOUNT— Balance of Profit and Loss Account in- cluding £ 96,317 14s. 6d. brought from year 1902 £ 720,358 2 5 Less Interim Dividend, 9 per cent. paid in Au- gust last .270,000 0 0 Less Dividend of 9 per cent, pay- able 9th February next .270,000 0 I) Less Trans- ferred to K u a r e s borough and Claro Bank Limited, purchase A/c 15,000 0 0 Less Applied towards writin down invest- ments. 82,069 17 1 637,069 17 1 83,288 5 4 k56,219,389 1 11 CASH :— ASSETS. £ s. d. At Bank of England and at Head Office and Branches 7,491,486 4 0 At Call and Short Notice 3,485,546 0 6 10,977,032 4 6 INVESTMENTS— £ s. d. English Govern- ment Securities 8,751,931 4 6 Indian and Col- onial Govern- ment Secur- ities; Deben- ture, Guaran- teed, and Pre- ference Stocks of British Rail- ways British Corporation and Water- works Stocks 5,438,863 17 1 Canal, Dock, River Conser- vancy and other Invest- ments. .>08,831 16 6 14,699,626 18 1 Customers for Acceptances and Endorsements of Foreign Bills, per contra 475,709 17 o Bills Discounted, Loans, &c 29,457,883 11 10 Bank Premises in London and Country 609,136 10 1 £ 56,219,389 1 11 M. O. FITZGERALD,^ G. F. MALCOLMSON, J-Directors. ROBERT WIGRAM, J ROBERT WIGRAM, J F. CHURCHWARD, ) Joint R. T. HAINES, General T. ESTALL. J Managers. In accordance with the provisions of the Com- panies' Act, 1900, we certify that all our require- Publtc Notices. ments as Auditors have been complied with; and we report that we have ascertained the correctness of the Cash Balances at the Head Office, the money at Call and Short Notice, and the securities repre- senting the investments of the Bank and having examined the Balance Sheet in entail with the books at the Head Office and with the certified returns from each Branch, we are of opinion that such Balance Sheet is full and fair and properly drawn up so as to exhibit a true and correct view of the state of the Bank's affairs, as shewn by such Books and Returns. EDWIN WATERHOUSE, I Auditors WILLIAM BARCLAY PEAT, f Auaitors- 21st January. 1904. At the Annual General Meeting (Robert Wigram, Esq., in the chair) the above report was adopted. The retiring directors, Messrs. Claude Villiers Emilius Laurie. William Robert Moberly, and Robert Wigram were re-ejected. Mr. Edwin Waterhouse and Mr. William Barclay Peat were re-appointed auditors for the current year. The best thanks of the Proprf. tors were given to fl8C ? Manager. Branch Managers, and other officers of the Ba*k for their efficient services and to the Chairmaa for his able conduct in the chair. The National Provincial Bank of Limited, having numerous Branches in England and Wales, as well as Agents and Correspondents at home and abroad. affords great facilities to its customers, who may have money transmitted to the credit of their Accounts through any of the Branches, free of charge. At Head Office and Metropolitan Branches, Deposits are received and interest allowed thereon at the rates advertised by the Bank in the London newspapers from time to time, and Current Accounts are conducted on the usual terms. The Bank undertakes the Agency of Private and Joint Stock Banks, also the purchase and Sale of all British and Foreign Stocks and Shares, and the collection of Dividends, Annuities. &c. Circular Notes and Letters of Credit, payable at the principal towns abroad, are issued for the use of Travellers. At the Country Branches, Current Accounts are opened, Deposits received, and all other Banking business conducted. The Officers of the Bank are bound to secrecy as regards the transactions of its customers. Copies of the Annual Report of the Bank, Lists of Branches, Agents, and Correspondents, may be had on application at the Head Office, and at any of the Bank's Branches. By order of the Directors, F. CHURCHWARD,") Joint R. T. HAINES, [ General T. ESTALL, J Managers. 28th January. 1904. ROYAL SOCIETY PREVENTION OF CRUELTY I TO ANIMALS. CHESTER AND DISTRICT BRANCH. THE PUBLIC are most earnestly reminded that JL only by their aid can many Cases of Cruelty be discovered, which it would be impossible for the Inspector to find out. Every one, on seeing an act of cruelty committed, should report the case at once to Inspector BLAKE JONES, 2, Priory- place, Chester, with full details and the name and address of the offender; or the name and address on the vehicle if there be one. It is a rule of the Society that the name of an informant is kept private if desired. COUNTY OF CHESTER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at the Meeting of the County Council for the County of Chester, to be held at CHESTER CASTLE, on THURSDAY, the llth day of February next, at 12 o'clock noon, the Council will consider the following BILLS in Parliament affecting the interests of the County of Chester; and determine as to the propriety of opposing such Bills, or either of them, and charging the expenses in relation to such opposition to the County F nd, viz. :— WEAVER NAVIGATION (Constit otion and Finance). WEA\ ER NAVIGATION (Further Borrowing Powers), MANCHESTER CORPORATION TRAMWAYS. MID-CHESHIRE TRAMWAYS. MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL. NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE RAILWAY. MANCHESTER CORPORATION GENERAL POWERS. By Order, REGINALD POTTS, r Clerk to the Cheshire County Council. Chester, January, 28th 1904. ROBERT ITHELL, DECEASED. t Pursuant to Act of Parliament 22 and 23 Vic., cap. 35. intituled An Act to further amend the Law of Property and to relieve Trustees," NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that all 1^1 Creditors and other persons having any CLAIMS or DEMANDS against the Estate of ROBERT ITHELL, late of 10, Blackfriars, in the City of Chester, Gentleman, deceased (who died on the llth day of December, 1902, and whose Will was proved in the Chester District Registry^of the Probate Division of His Majesty's High Court ot Justice on the 2nd day of March, 1903, by John Cullimore, Joseph Musgrave, senior, and John Higgins, all of Chester, the Executors therein named), are hereby required to send the particulars in writing of their Claims or Demands to us, the °,n- ?r ^e^ore the First day of March, 904, after which date the said Executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased onlv11 to the thereto, having regard qlmTl Kara u J a Demands of which they had nofcee, and they will not be liable for the assets of the said deceased or any part thereof so distributed to any person or persons of whose Claims or Demands they shall not then have had notice. Dated this 29th day of December, 1903. BIRCH, CULLIMORE & DOUGLAS, Friars, Chester, Solicitors for the said Executors. Educational. r R H TUITION on the VIOLIN. JL HERR VEERMAN, SOLO VIOLINIST, has Vacancies for Pupils.—For terms apply 24, Queen-street, Chester. HIGH-CLASS PIANOFORTE LESSONS. MADAME CHARLOTTE DAVIES (MRS. REGINALD AXTENS), From the Paris and Frankfurt Conservatoires, 5, GRANGE ROAD, BROOK LANE, CHESTER. Lessons given in Class, at reduced fees, at 4, Pepper-street. 2056 TRINITY COLLEGE, LONDOIN. LOCAL EXAMINATIONS IN MUSIC. The last days of entry for forthcoming EXAMI- NATIONS at the CHESTER CENTRE are as under:- 15th FEBRUARY for "Practical," March, 1904. 25th MAY for M.K. (Theory), June, 1904. Chairman of Centre Dr. J C. BRIDGE, M.A. Local Secretary: Mr. THOMAS PATE, 29, Chi- chester-street, Chester, from whom the current Syllabus and Entrance Forms may be obtained. THE ASSOCIATED BOARD" R.A.M. JL and R.C.M. for Local Examinations in Music. Patron His Majesty the KING. President: H.R.H. the PRINCE OF WALES, K. G. Honorary Local Representative for Chester: G. R. GRIFFITH, Esq., Grosvenor-street. LOCAL CENTRE EXAMINATIONS. Syllabus A. Last day for receiving applications (without extra fee), Wednesday February 10th, 1904. SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS. Syllabus B. Theory papers, both Centre and School, for 1896 to 1903 inclusive, 3d. per set per yr. Syllabus A and B can be obtained post free on application to the, Hcomrv Itoy-gtat.™ as above, or to James Muu, • Hanover Square, W. BROWN & CO., CHESTER. 64TH ANNUAL STOCK-TAKING SALE. NINE DAYS ONLY. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST TO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH, 1904. Reduced to Reduced to Model Millinery 3 to 3^gs. 21/- 70in. Bleached Damask, slightly soiled 213 yard Children's Coats and Costumes, 35 6 15/6 Coloured Madras Muslins 3:9 yd. I yard Cambric & Flannelette Nightdresses 21/ 12'6 Best quality 5-frame Brussels 4 3 yard 3/1 yard Combinations 12/6 6/9 Deva Carpets 57/- 41/-each Golf Jerseys, white & colours.7/6, 13/9 4 6,6/11 Axminster Carpets 4 6 yard 3 '6yard A quantity of Gloves, slightly soiled I 'll pair Linoleums 4/- 2/- sq. yd. Some Blouse Silk, to clear l/-yard Chairs, Tables 84/ 45/- 55/ 25/- A few Coloured Silk Skirts 28 6 12'6 Bedsteads 90/ 35/6 50/ 25/- Ruffles, in Gauze and Lace 25/6, 27 6 12 6 Overmantels £ 7 5/ £ 5 5/- 95/ 77/6 Silk Ties 2/6 to 4/11 1/ 1/11 Toilet Tables £ 11, £ 10 10s. £ 710 £ 610/- Man ties and Jackets 42/- to 5gs. 5/6 Tapestries 9c, 8 6 5 9 yard Costumes. 3gs. to 4gs. 21/- Chintz 2/9, 1 .1/9,5d. yd Model Blouses, to clear 5,-each Cretonnes 2/ lOd.14, 6d. yd Tweeds, Suitings, &c. 211 to 4'11 yd. 2 Fringes 5/6, 6d.2'6,Sd.yd. Prints, Muslins 12|d. to 18M. yd. Gd. 2 The above list does not by any means represent the immense Stock to be offered, and as all Goods for Sale are the remains of the regular Stock, the quantity of each article is limited. In addition to their own Stock they purpose offering on this occasion Remnants, Travellers' Samples, Experimental Pieces and Odds-and-Ends of Stock from the HOLYWELL MILLS. I HOLYWELL FLANNEL MILLS. These Goods are madeafor a Medium class trade, Natural Twill Flannels. Wynsanta and Flannel and will be found satisfactory for hard wear. Shirtings, from 7d to 2 9 vard, from the In particular thev will show from the I HOLYWELL SHIRT and BLOUSE FACTORY. HOLYWELL TWEED MILLS more than Men's Shirts, Hose, Pyjamas, Vests, &c., 7000 yards of Tweed, in 36 different shades, at Ladies' Dress Skirts, Blouses, Petticoats, &c. 17Ad. usual price, 2/6 yard, from the I NO CATALOGUES. NO GOODS SENT ON APPROVAL. J. SMITH & SON, EASTGATE ROW, CHESTER. .111" STOCK-TAKING SALE, For a FORTNIGHT, commenced MONDAY. FEBRUARY 1st. SUI T S FROltl 55/ TROUSERS FROM 16/6. ATLAS ASSURANCE CO., LTD. (FIRE AND LIFE). ESTABLISHED 1808. Claims paid over £ 15^000,000. Unconditional and Whole World Life Policies with Large Bonuses. Partnership Assurances. Applications for Agencies invited. Really active Agents paid liberally, especially for Life Business. J. WILBERFORCE MARSDEN, Branch Manager, 9, Tithebarn Street, Liverpool. GRASS SEEDS, ClrOVERS. GRASS SEEDS, CLOVERS,. SFFDS TLTRNIP& MANGOLD SEEDS, ;gg|C LJYJ. pASTlTRR anXTURES, GRAIN, LAWN SEED, VEGETABLE SEEDS, BEANS, PEAS, FLOWER SEEDS, POTATOES, &c., &c. ALL FIRST QUALITY RE-SELECTED STRAINS. LISTS OR ANY INFORMATION FROM MCHATTIE & CO., CHESTER A. EICHAEDSON'S CHESTER MODEL IRON PIANOS ARE THE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY. THEY STAND LIKE A ROCK. NO FICTITIOUS OR SOLICITED TESTIMONIALS, BUT THE BEST AND MOST RELIABLE LOCAL REFERENCES GIVEN 21 GUINEAS CASH. Three Years' System, 15s. 2d. per Month. A. RICHARDSON'S POPULAR IRON PIANO. 14 GUINEAS CASH. Three Years' System, 10s. 6d. per Month. A. RICHARDSON'S POPULAR AMERICAN ORGAN HIGH MIRROR TOP, TWO KNEE SWELLS, 12 STOPS 12 GUINEAS CASH. Three Years' System, 9s. 4d. per Month. INSTRUMENTS BY ALL THE HIGH CLASS MAKERS. SOLE AGENCIES: STEINWAY, BECHSTEIN, BLUTHNEB, KAPS, WALDEMAR. A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF HIGH-CLASS SECOND-HANDS AT VERY LOW PRICES. A. R ic H ARDS ON, 43.. BRIDGE STREET ROW. CHESTER; AND BANK BUILDINGS, REGENT STREET, WREXHAM. The Largest and Most Varied Stocks in the Empire." FOREST & FRUIT TREES, EVERGREENS, ROSES, HERBACEOUS PLANTS, &c. PRICED CATALOGUES POST FREE. DICKSONS SEED "WAREHOUSES, CHESTER. [ -m__u_ -_U_- -m _n _m_- I STOCK-TAKING CLEARANCE SALE THA?D?^?FEB. 27. SEND FOR PARTICULARS | OF OUR PTTWL^FP COMPLETE FURNISHING STORES, NEW ACCOMMODATION SYSTEM I I i\l I J rJ IL) # TO 19. BOLD STREET, LIVERPOOL. FURNISHING IMPORTANT REDUCTIONS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. °N EAS^ TEEMS ALL GOODS MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES. SEND FOR SALE AND OTHER CATALOGUES—FREE. LOWEST CASH PRICES. BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT TO Hia MAJESTY # Jgfe FJFC TTW» ™ IJATX MAJWTT K 1 K G X, QUREV VICTORIA. BOLLAND'S, EASTGATE ROW, CHESTER. WEDDTNG CAKES, As supplied to H.M. THE KING. RESTAURANT.—TABLE D'HOTE DAILY, 3,1- and 4,r,. Cafe and Smote Room.—Wines. Spirits, Liqueurs, Coffee. BOARS' HEADS. BOXED AND TRUFFLED TURKEYS, GAME PlES. BONED PHEASANTS, PRESSED BEEF, JELLIES, CREAMS, ICES, &C.. &C. TURTLE "sOITP. Made from fresh Turtle thwk or clear. Highly recommended fo Invalids. Bolland's Celebrated Boxes of Dainty Cakes 3/0, 7/ postage free. BALLS, WEDDING RECEPTIONS AND BANQUETS Catered for in aJ] parts of the country. Estimates sent by return of Post. HIRE OF PLATE, GLASS, CHINA WAITERS. ORDERS PROMPTLY EXECUTED AND DESPATCHED by First Train or Post as required. Price List & Wine List free bv Post on application. R. BOLLAND & SONS, LTD. Telephone: No. 37. Telegrams" Bolland's, Chester. STOCK-TAKING SALE. JOSEPH p>ECKETT & QO.'S ANNUAL SALE COMMENCED On SATURDAY, JANUARY 2nd, And will Continue throughout the Month. SPECIAL BARGAINS IN HOUSEHOLD LINENS, BLANKETS AKD DOWN QUILTS, COSTUMES, MANTLES, MILLINERY, AND BLOUSES, SABLE STOLES, CRAVATS AND MUFFS, CARACUL COATS. AND FUR-LINED PALETOTS, WOOLLEN DRESS LENGTHS IN BLACK AND ALL COLORS, AT 5/6, 616, 7/6, 8/11, 10/6 AND UPWARDS. CURTAINS, CARPETS, AND FURNISHING GOODS. ALL AT REDUCED PRICES. EASTGATE ROW, AND EASTGATE STREET, CHESTER. ISAAC WILLIAMS & SON, REGISTERED PLUMBERS, GLAZIERS, & GAS FITTERS. J. CUPPIN STREET, CHESTER. Plumbers' Brasswork of all descriptions; Patent Water Closets, Lavatories, Baths, fee. Glass of all qualities and patterns kept in Stock. TT AIR COMBINGS ■ MADE UP, 21- PER OZ. COVERLETTE TAILS OF "I FROM HAIR FRAMES, PURE V From S/Q each. HAIR, J O/D T. SEALES BROWN, 3, LEECE-ST. (CAR STATION), LIVERPOOL. JJOCHE'S HERBAL EMBROCATION. 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