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Ituctio-a Øiat. gates by MESSRS. CHURTON. ELPHICK, ROBERTS & RICHARDSON. Feb. 16-At the Auction Mart, Foregate-street- Household Furniture and Effects By MESSRS. OUNNAH & ROBERTS. Feb. 3-At the Smithtield, Hooton—Store 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 Kelssll Feb. 8-At Lixam Green House, Buckley-Farming Stock, Furniture, &c. Cl, Feb. 9—At the Chester Smithfield—Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, and Calves Feb. 12-At Dunkirk House, Cdpenhurrt-Farraing Stock and Effects Feb. 20—At the Blossoms Hotel, Chester—Resi- dential Property in the City of Chester Mar. 4-At Blacon House, near Chester-Farming Stock, Furniture, Ac. Sales tig Auction. AUCTION MART, FOREGATE-STREET, CHESTER. MESSRS. QHURTON, ELPHICK & co. will hold a Sale of .Miscellaneous FURNI- TURE AND EF I* ECTS on TUESDAY, 16th February, 1904. Early entries invited. THIS DAY (WEDNESDAY), Feb. 3rd, at One. AT HOUrON SMIl'iiFIELD. MESSRS. CUNNAH & RUBERTS will hold their next WEEKLY SALE of Fat and Store CATTLE, SHEEP, PIGS and CALVES. Entries respectfully solicited. On Saturday Next. WATER TOWEK, VIEW, CHESTER. MESSRS. CUNNAH AND ROBERTS WIN SELL BY AUCTION at the Blossoms ilotei, Chester, on SATURDAY, the 6th February, 1904, at Three p.m. (subject to conditions) Six Freehold DWELLiNGHUUsES. Nos. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11, Water lower-view, tioole-lane, in the City of Chester, all let to good tenants, at the gross aggregate rental of £ 85 ltis. per annum. Each house contains lubuy, parlour, kitchen, back-kitchen, three bedrooms. yard and w c., &c. For further particulars apply to the AUCTIONJSKES, Grosvenor Buildings, Cheater or to MESSRS. JOLLIFFE & JOLLIFFE, Solicitors, 13, St. John-street. Chester. On Saturday Next. KELSALL, NEAR CHESTER. Valuable Freehold Building Land to be SOLD BY AUCTION, by ESSRS. OUNNAH & ROBERTS at the .1.J Blossoms Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, the 6th day of February, 1004, 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 uy Airs. Sadler, in the township of Delamere, in the County of Chester, with a good frontage to the main road from Chester to North- wich, 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 JMlOs. For further particulars apply to the AUCTIONEERS, Groavenor Buildings, Chester or to Messrs. LINAKKR & LI-ITAKER, Solicitors, 58, High-street, Runcorn. On MOXDAY NEXT, February 8th, 1904. Sale of the whole of the Live and Dead Farming Stock and Household Furniture at LIXAM GREEN HOUSE, BL'CKLLY. MESSRS. CUNNAH and ROBERTS are favoured with instructions from the Exors. of the late Mr. Thos. iizt)es, to SELL BY AUC- TION the STOCK, F UR-N If URE and EFFCTS, including 4 grand Dairy Cows, rearing heifer, part stack of hay, 3 store pigs, pony cart, harness, tools, and Household Furniture. Sale at One o'clock prompt Auction offices. Grosvenor Buildings, Chester. TUESDAY NEXT, 9th February, 1904. AT THE CHESTER SMITHFIELD. MESSRS. CUNNAH & ROBERTS WIN HOLD theu- usual WEEKLY SALE of FAT CATTLE, Sheep, Pigs, and Calves, com- mencing with Cattle at 11.15, including two grand young Dairy Cows, close on calviug. Entries respectfully solicited. Auction Offices, Grosvenor Buildings, Chester. On FRIDAY. February 12th, 1904. Sale of the STOCK and EFFCTS at DUNKIRK HOUSE. CAPENHURST. MESSRS. CUNNAH and ROBERTS are iWM favoured with instructions from Mr. Robt. Kellett (who is leaving the farm) to SELL BY AUCTION 20 Grand Young DAIRY COWS and HEIFERS, Store Bullocks and Heifers, Stack of Hay, Poultry, Cart, Implements, Tools, Dairy Utensils, and* Effects. Sale at 1-30 prompt. CURZON PARK AND LIVERPOOL ROAD, CHESTER. Sale of exceedingly attractive and beautifully situ- ated Freehold Family Residences, known as CURZON HOUSE, CURZON PARK, together with the extensive Greenhouses, Gardens and Outhouses thereto belonging; and also EGER- TON VILLA. LIVERPOOL-ROAD, with the Stabling and Gardens attached thereto. MESSRS. OUNNAH & ROBERTS will SELL BY AUCTION, at the blossoms Hotel, Chester, on SATURDAY, the 20th day of February. 1904, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon punctually, and subject to conditions to be then produced— LOT 1.—All that valuable Freehold FAMILY RESIDENCE, known as Cuizon House, Curzon Park, in the City of Chester, within a short distance of the electric trains and within easy reach of the station and city, and at present in the occupation of the Exors. of the late George Dutton, Esq. The Residence, which is brick built and tiled, and surrounded by ornamental grounds tastefully laid out and perfectly wooded, is approached by a carriage drive and coutains on the Ground Floor vestibule and spacious hall laid with Minton tiles, four entertaining rooms, lavatory and w.c., good kitchens and the usual out-offices. First Floor, large landing, sewing-room, six bed and dressing-rooms, housemaid's closet, w.c., bath- room and lavatory. Second Floor, large room, convertible into a billiard-room, and two large bedrooms. Gas, hot and cold water, and electric bells throughout house. The Outbuildings comprise coach-house, saddle- room, with loft over, gig-house, loose-box and two- stall stable. Glass.—There are extensive ranges of green- houses and hothouses, with heating apparatus com- plete. The Gardens are large and exteasive, tastefully laid out and well stocked with choice fruit trees. Water is latd on. There is also a back road, and the usual potting and men's sheds and out-offices. Immediate possession can be given. LOT 2.—All that desirable Semi-detached Freehold RESIDENCE, known as Egerton Villa, Liverpool- road, in the City of Chester, within easy reach of both the Northgate and General Stations and the city, formerly in the occupation of the late Alder- man Leonard Gilbert. The House is brick built and slated, and contains conservatory porch and conservatory adjoining, with vines and heating apparatus complete. The house contains on the ground floor, nail, three entertaining-rooms, kitchen, back kitchen and usual out-offices; and on the first floor, seven bedrooms, bath-room with hot and cold water, lavatory and w.c. The Stabling comprises coach-house, two-stall stable with loft and men's room over, saddle-room, and yard. The house is approached by a carriage drive. The ornamental grounds are well laid out with shrubs and flower beds, and there is a tennis lawn at the back Immediate possession can be given. Orders to view may be had from the AUCTIONEERS. Further particulars on application as to Lot 1 from Messrs. Baowi and DOBIE, Solicitors, North- gate-street or as to both Lots to the AUCTIONEERS, Grosvenor Buildings; or to Messrs. JOLLIFFE and JOLLIFFE, Solicitors, all of Chester. On FRIDAY, 4th March, 1904. IMPORTANT SALE of the whole of the FARMING STOCK, FURNITURE and EFFECTS at BLACON HOUSE, near Chester, by order of the Executors of the late William Williams, Esq CUNNAH & ROBERTS, Auctioneers. Vublication. THE "CHESHIRE SHEAF." NOW RWAL>y, VOL. III. OF THE THIRD SERIES. EDITED BY THE REv. FRANCIS SANDERS, M.A., VICAR OF HOYLAKE; AND WM. FERGUSSON IRVINE, HON. SECRETARY OF THE RECORD SOCIETY. THE First, Second and Third Volumes of the New (Third) Series of the CHESHIRE SHEAF, reprinted after revision from the Chester Courant, together with a full Index of Names and place, are now ready for issue to Subscribers. PRICE TO SUBSCRIBERS, 6/- NETT. Application for copies to be sent to- MR. WM. FERGUSSON IRVINE, 56, PARK ROAD SOUTH, BIRKENHEAD, PEEPAID ADVERTISEMENTS OF THE FOLLOWING CLASSES I HOUSES TO BE LET, APARTMENTS WANTED, HOUSES WANTED, APARTMENTS TO BE LET, SITUATIONS WANTED, MISCELLANEOUS WANTS, SITUATIONS VACANT, LOST OR FOUND, ARTICLES TO BE SOLD, BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. are now inserted in The Chester Courant at the following rates:- NOT EXCEEDING TWENTT WORBS- ONE INSERTION. 1/- TWO INSERTIONS 1/6 THREE INSERTIONS 2/- NOT EXCEEDING THIRTY-FIVE WORDS- ONE INSERTION. 1/6 TWO INSERTIONS 2/6 THREE INSERTIONS 3/- I o be let. "r, FIST OF RESIDENCES, ■« ISSUED MONTHLY. SENT POST FREE ON APPLICATION TO W. & F. BROWN & CO., CABINET MAKERS & UPHOLSTERERS, EASTGATE ROW. CHESTER. 1 WALPOLE STREET, Chester. Early JLO, possession—Apply on the premises. SUPERIOR APARTMENTS, board if desired central; large, airy rooms. All modern con- veniences perfect sanitation. Excellent testi- monials.—Address "Veritas," "Courant" Office. CHESHIRE.—COTTAGE RESIDENCE TO LET, within two miles of Broxton. Rent £ —Apply to Messrs. Barker, Coppack & Wickham, St. Werburgh Chambers, Chester. 2078 f B^O BE LET by the year, or on lease, "THE JL CROSS KEYS" PUBLIC HOUSE, bo- tweea Llanarmon and Llanferres, five miles from Mold.—Apply to Major I-L. S. Birch, Maes Elwy, St. Asaph. fl^O LET, 27, CAMBRIAN VIEW, containing 1 two entertaining-rooms, four bedrooms, bath (hot and cold), kitchen, scullery, and outside wash- house. Nice garden back and front; greenhouse. Rent £ 35.—Warmsley, Jones & Co., 2y, Eastgate Row (Nerth), Chester. YALE OF CLWYD —One of the prettiest Old Country Houses in this beautiful Valley two miles from Denbigh Station, one mile from Tele- graph-office; four reception and 12 bedrooms, good stabling, gardens, grass land, and three cottages. Water and drainage perfect. A little shooting if required. Rent moderate. -Apply toR. T. Wickham. Land Agent, Chester. FARMS TO LET.—190 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, Tadcaster, Yorkshire. jVJ EAR CHESTER.—TO BE LET, Furnished .131 or Unfurnished, the very substantially built and well arranged Famny Residence, CHRISTLE- 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) Co be zolb. ON SALE, 28 good strong SCOTCH EWES, Ram with them since 1st October.—Apply Thomas Cheaters, Barrow, near Chester. flj \OR MANURE BEDDING DOWN JD CATTLE.—SHODuY DIRT FOR SALE, Cheap, at James Lees, Willow-street Mill, Oldham. I ADIES' DRESS LENGTHS, 3s. lid. carriage 1 i paid Knops, Ziuelines, Snowttakes, Voiles, Poplins, Armures, Alpacas. Patterns free.— Bradford Dress Warehouse, .Shipley, Bradford. OBT. W. K1LLON, Coal Exchange, Chester, My Supplies SPAR GRAvEL, Chippings, Macadam, &c., for drives and walks; SLEEPERS and TIMBEKS for fencing; Welsh and Buxton Building and Agricultural LIMES. Quotations given to any station. Telephone 70. FOR SALE, Black HORSE, well known in Cheshire, the property of Jus Fairrie, who is unable to continue huuting About It) hands, well up to 14 stone, thoroughly sound, tit, and a safe conveyance across country.—Apply to Jeseph Wilson, groom, The Cedars, iiuole, Ullter. 20t)2 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, 011 line of tramway, commanding views of the Welsh hills; containing entrance hall, lavatory and w.c., 3 L reception rooms, b 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, Chegier. (5880). 2070 Established 1832. ART and LURRY TARPAULINS, \J 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 & SuNS, Crane-street, Victoria road, and 4. Coal Exchange. Chester. ONE "BENY" MOTOR CAR, 0 TO CARRY FOUR, Also one 6 H.P. DARRACQ," BOTH CARS TO BE SOLD CHEAP. ALSO Steam Engines & Boilers, Saw Benches, General Machinery, AND STEAM USEKS' REQUIREMENTS, &C. LANCELEYS, ENGINEERS, CHESTER fiEantcH. WANTED, BOY, about 14, to live out.— Apply after six at 18, Pepper-street. 2096 WANTED, SITTING-ROOM and two BED- ROOMS, with use of bath room, for moderate terms.—Address B 82, "Courant" Office. WANTED to Purchase, good Clean Dry CATTLE BONES.—Apply to the Bone Phosphate and Chemical Company, Limited. FJint. VACANCY at the House of Mercy Laundry for T large FAMILY WASH.—Apply by letter to Lady Superintendent. 2093 USINESS Gent. WANTS LODGINGS Chester, central, healthy locality; with widow preferred; cleanliness and comfort.—State terms, board or otherwise, N 47, "Courant" Office. COOK (good plain) WANTED, also HOTJSE- PARLOURMAID; wages £ 22 to £ 25, £ 16 to E18. Write age and full particulars, "Buildwas Abbey," Iron Bridge, Salop. 2075 COTTAGE WANTED, to rent, country pre- ferred detached, or semi-detached in quiet, respectable locality. Address L 88, "Courant" Office, Chester. 2088 AS Temporary BUTLER or WAITER, by day or week; many years' experience in private service. Good references.—Berridge, Park Cottage, Park-street, Chester. 2074 GENERAL SERVANT WANTED, about 17 three in family comfortable home. — Write, with reference, Mrs. Varley, 9, Marshside-road, Churchtown, Southport. 2091 CHESTER. WANTED, a FURNISHED 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. APPRENTICE.—A modern CHEMIST, Dis- pensing, Photographic, &c., WANTS an intelligent YOUTH, about 1(5. as Apprentice, on coast of North Wales. No premium. Good open- ing.-Address C 15, "Courant" Office. 2094 OAT.-WANTED, a good sound Second-hand i BOAT, about 14 feet long, with flat bottom, suitable for fishing, netting, &c., on a small lake.— Address, with description and price. Steward, Leeswood Hall, Mold, Flintshire. SMALL ROUSE, two sitting and three or four bedrooms, within 10 or 12 miles of Chester. Modern conveniences and good railway service essential. Possession March 25. Rent must be moderate. Particulars to Innellan," Parkgate- road. Chester. MRS. SMITH, 5, Hugh-street, Overleigh-road, Handbridge, Chester, begs to inform the Ladies of Chester and district that she has opened a SERVANTS' REGISTRY, and trusts to be favoured with their kind enquiiies. Hours: 10 to 12 a.m., 2 to 4 p.m. Several Servants disengaged. OLD-ESTABLISHED FIRM REQUIRES an 0 AGENT to introduce customers for Heating, Ventilating, Drying, and Hot Water Supply. Several important new patents. Liberal commis- sion.—Write for details and give particulars of facilities for securing business, Stephenson, Rose- mount, Friern Barnet. 2031 J dfounft. FOUND, Black and Tan TOY TERRIER. Owner can have same by defraying expenses. If not claimed in seven days will be sold.-Address N 48, "Courant" Office. 2095 hotels, J1l!btDS, &c. C) RAIGSIDE HYDRO, LLANDUDNO. ) — IDEAL WINTER RESORT. LUXURIOUS BATHS. COVERED TENNIS. ENTERTAINMENTS. Special Winter Tariff from 8/- per day (including Baths). R. E. MUNRO, Manager. Sijippins. "I -# ALL AN LINE TO CANADA, UNITED STATES, RIVER 48 PLATE AND INDIA. SAILINGS FROM LIVERPOOL. Feb. 9.. RHENANIA St. Johns, N.F., & Halifax Feb. 11 CITY OF BENARES .Calcutta Feb 11.SICILIAN Halifax & St. John, N.B. Feb. 13.ANATOLIA Monte Video and Buenos Ayres OCEAN RATES :—To Canada, Saloon from Bll; Second Cabin, £7 10s. Third Class, 95 10s. To India, 237 10s. and £ 27 10s. For full particulars apply to "ALLAN'S," 103, Leadenhall-street, London, E.C., and 19, James- street, Liverpool; or CHARLES WRIGHT, 26, Water- gate-street, Chester. fteuuers. SALE OF GROWING TIMBER. TENDERS solicited for Fifty OAKS now grow- ing on the Gorse Croft Farm, Audlem. Tenders to be sent in not later than February 18th to Mr. JAMES BENNION, Sunny Side, Kinsal Heath, Audlem. Acceptance of highest or any tender not guaranteed V • O • L VERY OLD LIQUEUR GCOTCH WHISKY. OLDEST. PUREST. BEST. 24/- per Gallon, 48/- per Dozen, 4/- per Bottle. A variety of other choice old Scotch Whiskies At 361-, 39/ 42/- & 44/- per Dozen. CARRIAGE PAID. QUELLYN ROBERTS & Co., FAMILY WINE MERCHANTS, THE OLD CRYPT, CHESTER. QHOICK CUT FLOWERS AND DECORATIVE PLANTS. PRICES MODERATE. D EASTGATE 0 ICKSONS, STREET, 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. z, W. H. LIPSHAM, Secretary & General Manager. (Chester Steam Laundry Co., Ltd ) fcajT Inspection is specially invited on any day excepting Mondays and Saturdays. HOW TO DEAL IN STOCKS & SHARES.— Write for handbook to local branch of LONDON AND PARIS EXCHANGE. LTD. B COMMERCE COURT, 11. LORD-STREET, LIVERPOOL. Correspondence invited on all matters of share dealing. Call-options explained. Americans and Africans bought on small margin. MANCHESTER BRANCH: Bindloss Chambers 4, Chapel Walk. EDWARD WILLIAMS. OUSE AND SIGN PAINTER, COLOURER, PAPER-HANGER, &c., 33, NICHOLAS STREET, CHESTER. Paper-Hangings of the Newest Designs kept in Stock. Pattern Books sent out to Select from. Estimates given for Town or Country Work. BLAIR'S GOUT AND RHEUMATIC PILLS FOE BLAIR'S GOUT PILLS. BHEUMATISM, GOUT, LUMBAGO, BLAIR'S GOUT PILLS. and SCIATICA. The acute pain is The acute pain is -rjLAIB'S GOUT PILLS. m TJLAIR'S GOUT PILLS. D Box. NEW IDEAS AND NEW METHODS The old-fashioned methods are out of date. The old-fashioned, the clumsy, and the unattractive should be put away for ever. To nothing does this apply more forcibly than to your printing. ATTRACTIVE PRINTING Is just as essential to a business man as a desk or counter; and it is one of the best of advertisements. A shoddy sheet of notepaper or a shoddy bill head is one of the worst of advertisements. UP-TO-DATE! What you want is smart up-to-date printing, up-to-date type, up-to-date style These you will get at reasonable prices, and quickly too, at the COURANT OFFICE, THE CROSS, CHESTER. DR. KING'S LIVER PILLS. Est. 1832. Dandelion and Quinine (without Mercury), For FURRED TONGUE, BILIOUSNESS. HEADACHE, SICKNESS. DR KING'S LIVER PILLS. I Dandelion and Quinine (without Mercury) For WIND. INDIGESTION, HEARTBURN Shoulder Pains, find Constipation. DK. KING'S LIVEE PILLS Are purely vegetable, and still keep ahead of all others as a Liver Remedy. Sold everywhere, Is. Id., 2s. 9d. and 4s. dG. per box.
FRODSHAM. RECORD ATTENDANCE.-The attendances at the Frodsham Endowed Boys' School for the quarter just ended breaks all records, with over 95 per cent., 262 names being on the books. The attendance during the past three weeks averaged 97 per cent., the last week of the quarter being nearly 99 per cent., probably unique in the history of the school.
-+- HOLLOWAY'S PILLS AND OINTMENT effect wonderful cures of bad legs and old wounds. If these medicines be used according to the direc- tions which are wrapped round each pot and box there is no wound, bad leg, or ulcerous sore, how- ever obstinate, but will yield to their curative pro- perties. Numbers of persons who had been patients in the large hospitals without deriving benefit, have been cured by Holloway's Ointment and Pills, when other remedies had signally failed. For glandular swellings, tumours, scurvy and diseases of the skin there is no medicine that can be used with so good an effect, and though the cure is rapid, it is also complete and percuanaat. I
Finest Cane Sugar only used. ELLIS'S -|—>. ~J~ The most delicious Non- I 1 L/ V/ ever tiisted."— ALCOHOLIC. 1 FI. | "EdinburghMadieal -L V -L Journal." GINGER ALE By Royal Warrant to His Majesty the King. R. Ellis& Son, Ruthin, N.W. Estab. 1825. LOCAL AGENTS: J. ROWE DUTTON & SONS, Bridge-st.
DIARY OF COMING ENGAGEMENTS,
DIARY OF COMING ENGAGEMENTS, Feb 3, -kc.-Paittomiine Babes in the Wood" at Royalty Theatre. 3-Eddisbitry Brewster Sessions. 4-Hawarden Board of Guardians. 4-Caergwrte Petty Sessions. 4-Chesier Cattle Fair. 4-TVirrat Licensing Sessions. 4-Nantivich Cheese Fair. 4 Chester Licensing Sessions. 6 Chester District Council. 6-Tai-vin Board of Guardians. 6-Tarvin District Council. 8—Mr. Yerburgh's Meeting at Music Hall. »• 9—Chester Board of Guardians.
|THE EDDISBURY SEAT.
THE EDDISBURY SEAT. The decision arrived at on Saturday by the Executive Committee of the Unionist party in Eddisbury to recommend Colonel Cotton- Jodrell, C.B., as the Unionist candidate for the division, when a vacancy arises at the close of the present Parliament, will not only be assented to by the members of the party throughout the constituency, but will be hailed with unanimous enthusiasm. The Executive represent both wings of the Unionist party, the Conservatives and the Liberal Unionists, who, it need hardly be stated, are working now, as heretofore, in complete accord. The Committee and the party are to be congratulated upon the excellence of the choice, tor if Cheshire had been searched throughout, no more acceptable successor to Mr. Henry Tollemache could have been found. Colonel Cotton-Jodrell, with his fifteen years' Parliamentary experience behind him in the representation of the neighbouring division of Wirral, and with his practical knowledge of all agricultural problems, is the very man to carry Eddisbury against all-comers. He was known during his former spell in Parliament, sitting for Wirral from 1885 to 1900, as an eminently useful, practical member, quietly and unostentatiously doing his duty, attentive to the varied wants of his constituency, and resembling Mr. Tollemache in this respect that he did not believe in boring either the House or his constituents with too many long- winded speeches. His knowledge of Army matters will be a valuable recommendation, while his long and intimate acquaintance with the many phases of Cheshire agriculture makes him an ideal representative alike for landlords, farmers and labourers. He is no mere carpet-bag politician who is the farmers' friend" one day, the miners' friend the next and so on, according to the condition of the particular constituency he may be called upon to fight. The gallant Colonel has identified himself with the agri- cultural life of the county for its own sake, and not for electioneering purposes. It is a simple matter for a professional politician to master all the technique of the perennial agricultural problem and then pose as the counsellor and friend of the farmers. No one who knows anything of the working of the agricultural organisations in this county can deny Colonel Cotton-Jodrell's long and loyal service in this field of labour, and probably no better example of his keen interest in the subject could be cited than the experiments which he conducted a year or two ago in the growing of Kansas wheat, at a time when political considerations were doubtless furthest from his thoughts. That the announcement of the Colonel's impending appearance in the arena of Eddis- bury has already struck dismay in the Radical camp we can readily believe, and the gentlemen who were a few days ago loudest in their praise of the newly-found Radical candidate, Mr. Stanley, are now the loudest to bewail their precipitancy. If they had only known that Colonel Cotton-Jodrell was to be the Unionist champion, they would have thought twice before running an unknown and untried politician, and the chances are that they would have allowed the election to pass over without a contest. As matters stand, Mr. Stanley's position is by no means enviable, fighting what is a forlorn hope. Meanwhile, since the seat is going to be contested in the Radical interest, it behoves the Unionist party in the division to put their electioneering machinery in good working order. It is now nearly nine years since the Eddisbury voters had the pleasure of going to the poll in a Parliamentary con- test, and the best of machinery will get rusty through desuetude. Nothing must be left to chance, for the enemy are already hard at work, and although there is no immediate apprehension of a Dissolution, accidents will happen in the best-regulated Sessions.
WHISKY AND SODA. i
WHISKY AND SODA. A few weeks ago we published a report of a speech made by Mr. Howell Idris, the Radical candidate for the Flint Boroughs, with regard to the liquor trade, which caused a considerable sensation in that part of the Principality, especially among the extreme teetotallers of his following. The report was taken from the St. Pancras Gazette," and it recorded a dinner given by 120 members of the North London Licensed Victuallers' Society to Mr. Adpar Jones, a director of Idris and Co., Limited, and a presentation to him, "in testimony of his valuable services to the society." Mr. Howell Idris, Mayor of St. Pancras, was reported as being among those present, and in reply to the toast of his health was represented as having said he was sure that grand assembly would make his friend, Mr. Adpar Jones, feel prouder than ever of himself, as he (the Mayor) did of them. He was proud to know Mr. Adpar Jones had been of some service to them, and he hoped they would, as Mr. Jones had said, stick well together, to defend them- selves from the attacks with which they were assailed on all hands." When this speech was read in Flint Boroughs, the opponents of Mr. Idris made some comments upon it, and the candidate, speaking at St. Asaph on Thursday evening, denied having used the words attributed to him, and denied that he had ever made a statement supporting com- pensation. Mr. Idris also wrote a letter to the "Welsh Coast Pioneer" to the same effect, reiterating that he was and always had been opposed to compensation from public j funds. It will be seen, however, that the report in question did not accuse Mr. Idris of having advocated compensation from public funds, although the editor of the "Welsh Coast Pioneer" suggested that that inference was being drawn from the report of the speech. The point that struck us was that Mr. Idris, a Radical candidate for a Welsh seat, should have dared to attend a licensed victuallers'dinner to his partner, Mr. Adpar Jones, and should have been reported to have said "he was proud to know Mr. Adpar Jones had been of some service to them." It is not at all clear whether Mr. Idris denies having made use of that expres- sion also, but we assume he acknowledges having attended the meeting in dispute, which of itself should be a sufficiently grave offence in the eyes of the outraged political teetotallers of North Wales. In the course of his explanation, Mr. Idris rather made matters worse by attempting to answer a further accusation that he had subscribed towards the licensed Trade Protection Society. The statement, he said, was "absolutely false." A moment later, however, he explained that he was a member of a firm which had subscribed to the licensed Trade Society, because his fellow- directors "maintained, and he thought justly maintained, that they should treat their publican customers just in the same way as they would treat any other customer. Any one who applied to' them for a subscription received something. He did not see why they should discriminate between one customer and another, and consequently the Society referred to had received subscriptions in the way he mentioned." As everybody knows, there is usually a close association between whisky and soda, and it is not surprising that the whisky trade and the soda trade should mutually help one another. Mr. Idris, as representing the soda or aerated side of the question, declared that "heselected his business largely because it was one that would further temperance." In choosing his career Mr. Idris probably overlooked the fact that the publicans would be, or ought to be, his best customers. It has turned out, at all events, that the publicans are among his customers, and the firm that bears his widely-advertised name has, in the course of business, given subscriptions to the Trade Protection Society. It would require a cunning casuist to discover the difference between this and a subscription given to the licensed trade by Mr. Idris personally. We feel sure the stern, unbending teetotallers of Flint Boroughs will be unable to make a distinction.
THE DUKE AND TARIFFS.
THE DUKE AND TARIFFS. An alarming discovery has been made by our local Radical contemporary. It publishes a rumour that the Duke of Westminster is not disposed to accept the presidency of the Cheshire and North Wales Branch of the Tariff Reform League," and from that infers that his Grace is out of sympathy with Mr. Chamberlain's pro- paganda. It is quite true that the Duke does not intend to accept the presidency of the Cheshire and North Wales Branch, but for a very different reason from what the ingenious writer suspects. The fact is his Grace is already a Vice-President of the Tariff Reform League, the national organisation he is President of the Cheshire Branch of the same body, and he has not accepted the presidency of the North Wales Branch, not from any want of sympathy with the movement, but for the easily understood reason that he does not desire to occupy too many positions in connection with the same organisation. The Duke is, of course, a cordial supporter of the aims and objects of the Tariff Reform League. In connection with the same subject, it is amusing to note how our contem- porary, which is a curious mixture of democratic sentiment and toadyism, fairly out-toadies itself in an effort to curry favour with the nobility. The Grosvenors," quoth thisoracle, "have never been extreme men; like the Cavendishes, they have invariably transferred their influence from one political party to the other when, in their opinion national interests demanded such a step, and the country is indebted to them for so acting." Therefore, in the judgment of this Radical and Home Rule organ, the country was "indebted" to the late Duke of Westminster for trans- ferring his influence from one political party (the Liberal) to the other (the Unionist)," when Mr. Gladstone exploded his Home Rule bomb- shell. We have always held precisely this view, but it comes in the nature of a surprise that our Radical contemporary, which has been a thick- and-thin advocate of Mr. Gladstone's Home Rule scheme, should thus confess that the country was indebted to the late Duke for his sturdy action. Has the" Chronicle" become Unionist at last, or has its sycophancy overmastered its judgment ?
In view of the forthcoming County Council election, Mr. R. T. Richardson appeals once more for the support of the electors of Chester Castle Ward, whom he has had the honour of representing for six years. Covered by the modest statement, I have been assiduous in my attention to all matters specially affecting this Division or any portion of it," is an achievement in public work of which any representative of the electorate might be proud. We anticipate that such a valuable member will be returned unopposed.
CHESTER CATHEDRAL. SERVRCE LIST FOB WEEK COMMENCING FEU. 3. SERVICE LIST FOR WEEK COMMENCING FEU. 3. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD.—Morning:, 8.0: Matins, 10.15: The Litany, hymn 16i. Evening, 4-.15: Service. Goss in E anthem, AN uaijit thyself" (Greene). THURSDAY, FEBRUARY VTH.—Morning, S 0 Holy Com- munion. 10.15: Service, Cooke in G: anthem, "As pants the hart" (Spohr). Evening, 4.15: Service, Cooke in G; anthem, Ascribe unto the Lord (Travers). FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH.—Morning-, 8.0: Matins. 10.15: The Litany hymn 101. Evening-, 4.15: Service, Farrant in G minor; anthem, "Bow Thine ear" (Byrde). SATURDAY, FKBPUARY 6TIt.-Moriiing, 8 0: Matins. 10.15: Service, Garrett in D; anthem, "Behold how good" (Clarke-Whitfield). Evening-, 4.15: Service, Garrett in D; anthem, Be merciful" (Sydenham). SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7TII (Sexagesimal— JIornin<r 8.0: Litany and Holy Communion. 10.30 Service, Hopkins in A introit, hymn 315. Holy Communion, Thorne in E flat; preacher, the Archdeacon of Chester. Evening, 3.30 Service, Smart in B flat; anthem, C- where shall wisdom (Boyce); hymn 18. 6.30: Processional hymn, 211 Magni- ficat and Nunc Dimittis to Chants; hymns 172, 282, 186 preacher, the Veil. the Archdeacon of Buckingham. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH -Morning, 8.0: Matins. 10.15: Service in Monotone. Evening 4.15: Service, Roberts in F anthem, "I will sing" (Greene). TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9-rii.-Morning, 8.0: Matins. 10.15: Service, Turle in D; anthem, "Call to remembrance" (Farrant). Evening, 4.15: Service, Turle in D; anthem, Blessed be Thou (Kent).
Earl and Countess Beaucliamp have arrived at 38, Bryanston-sq uare. Princess Henry of Pless left London on Sunday night for Germany. Lord Newton has been appointed president of the Buxton Horse Show Society for 1901. It is stated that Lord Stanley of Alderley will be asked to allow himself to I)etppointed chairman of the Anglesey Educational Committee. We regret to learn that Lord Arthur Grosvenor developed pleurisy a few days after his operation for appendicitis, and has been suffering very much. Fortunately his lordship is going on well. As will be seen from our advertising columns Mr. Robert Yerburgh, M.P., will address his con- stituents in the Music Hall next Monday evening, Mr. W. H. Churton will take the chair at eight o'clock. A marriage has been arranged, and will take place in April, between Godfrey, elder son of the late Mr. Godfrey William FitzHugh, of Plas Power, Denbighshire, and Ethel Mary, second daughter of the late Mr. Edmund Peel, of Brynypys, Flintshire. Colonel Cornwall is West has received a letter from Mr. Chamberlain in answer to an invitation to stay at Ruthin Castle on the occasion of a visit to Rhyl, stating that in preparing his list of meeting places for his spring campaign he will endeavour to include Rhyl, if at all possible. The Countess of Dundonald and Lady Gnzel Cochrane have arrived in London. Major-General the Earl of Dundonald expects to return on a few days' leave of absence for Lady Grizel Cochrane's marriage with the Master of Belhaven, which will take place on March 1 in Henry VII.'s Chapel, Westminster Abbey. The Duke of Westminster, accompanied by Col. Wilford LLoyd, proceeded to Rhyl by the 10 5 train on Monday morning. His Grace was met at Rhyl by the secretary and officials of the Royal Alexandra Hospital, and was conducted over the hospital, an institution in which he, like his late grandfather, takes considerable interest. After an inspection of the hospital, his Grace presided at the annual meet- ing of the Hospital Committee. The Duke after- wards proceeded to London to attend the opening of Parliament. The customary Government and Opposition dinners on the eve of the opening of Parliament took place on Monday night. The Marquis of Lansdowne, as Leader of the House of Lords, en. tertained at dinner at Lansdowne House members and the principal supporters of the Government sitting in the House; and afterwards Lady Lans- downe held a reception, which was crowded with diplomatic and political society. Among those invited were Countess Grosvenor, who was at- tired in pale pastel blue satin with beautiful lace; her ornaments were pearls. The Countess of Shaftesbury, who was in white sa-tin tastefully and delicately embroidered in pale colour, while in her hair was a line of diamonds, and round her nock one long row of pearls; the Duke and Duchess of Teck, the Duke and Duche&s of West- minster, Katharine Duchess of Westminster and Lady Helen Grosvenor. the Marquis and Marchioness of Cholmondeley and Lady Lettice Cholmondeley, the Marquis and Marchioness of Ormonde, Prince and Princess Henry of Pleas, Earl and Countess Beauchamp, the Earl and Countess of Crewe, the Countess of Dundonald, the Earl and Countess of Harrington, the Earl and Countess of Enniskillen, Lord and Lady Chesham, Lord and Lady Penrhyn, etc. Among those present at the Prime Minister's dinner were Mr. G. Wyndham, M P., and Mr. W. Bromley-Davenport, M.P. The guestb at Lord Londonderry's dinner included the Duke of West- minster, the Marquis of Cholmondelcy and Lord Chesham, while Mr. Herbert Gladstone, M.P.. was among those entertained by Sir H. Campbell- Bannerman. MILITARY CHANGES AT CHESTER.— Captain Evelyn FitzGerald Michell Wood, D.S.O., P.S.C., of the Devonshire Regiment, has been ap- pointed D.A.A.G. at the North-Western District Headquarters at Chester, in place of Major Oxley, who, we understand, returns to regimental duties with the 4th King's Royal Rifles, now at Harri- smith, Orange River Colony, South Africa. Major Oxley is one of tho most popular officers in the North-Western District, and his departure will be regretted by all ranks. He has been at Chester during the past five years, and has thus served under both General Swaine and Major-General Hallam Parr. Captain Wood is a son of that dis- tinguished soldier, Field-Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood. He was appointed second-lieutenant on the 6th November, 1889, lieutenant 25th March, 1891, and captain 28th December, 1898. Latterly Captain Wood has held a staff appointment as D.A.A.G. on the District Staff, Dublin. He served with the expedition to Ashanti under Sir Francis Scott in 1895, for which he received the star decoration, also in tho South African war in 1899-1900 on special service, and later as assistant military secretary and aide-de-camp to Sir F. W. E. F. Forrestier-Walker.-Colonel A. P. G. Dow- dall, of the Army Pay Department, Chester, re- tires on the 31st of March. He will be relieved by Captain A. G. Brett, now home from Bloemfon- tein, South Africa. Lady Delamere has sailed from Mombassa for England. Mr. Percy Clarke Miller has passed the student- ship examination of the Surveyors' Institution. He is articled to Mr. Arthur P. Smith, of Newgate- street, Chester. Mrs. and Miss Leche have arrived at 91), Cadogan Gardens, London, S.W., and will stay until the end of April, though they hope to make occasional visits to Carden during the period mentioned. The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Chester begs to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of the following donations to the Infirmary BaU Fund Mrs. Serocold, £1; Mrs. Elliott, 91 Is. Mrs. J. Tomkinson, £5. The Secretary of the Chester General Infirmary begs to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of the following donationsPart of balance left over from the Hawarden War Fund, per Mr. Thos. Wright, £ 4 4s.; Tarporley Post Office, per Mr. J. Daine, 6s f)d. Boughton Congregational Church, £1 Is.; officials of Chester Postal District. S3 7s. 2d.; Primitive Chapel, Tarvin-road, 16s. Gd. An accident occurred on Tuesday to the Duchess of Westminster's horse while out hunting with the South Cheshire. Her Grace's horse was trotting on the road near Wrenbury. No doubt something serious had taken place to tho leg previously, for the horse faltered on the road, and it was found that the leg was broken in several places below the knee. The animal was at once destroyed. When the Royal wedding takes place on February 10th, in St. George's Chapel, the Archbishop of Canterbury, assisted by the Bishop of Peterborough. will, it is understood perform the ceremony, and the Dean of Windsor will be present. Prince Alexander of Teck (the bridegroom) goes to Windsor on February 8th, and will be the guest of the Duke and Duchess of Teck at Henry the Third's Tower. The Earl of Clarendon, Lord Chamberlain, has now taken over St. George's Chapel till after the wedding, but the daily services are to be continued for some time longer. The Colonelcy of the Devonshire Regiment, vacant by the death, in September last, of Major Genex'al the Hon. C. J. Addington, has been offered to Major General the Hon. S. Mostyn, C.B. General Mostyn received his first Commissioa in the Army some iifty-one years ago, and very soon afterwards he was sent on active service to the Crimea, where he took part in the siege of Sebas- topol and the attack on the hodtii. Immediately after leaving the Crim"a, he was ordered to India, where he took part in the campaign against the mutineers, and was present at Lueknow and Cawnpore. Several years later he was ordered to Ashanti, to take part in Lord Wolseley's Expedition of 1873-4, and for his services received the Companionship of the Bath, having been three times mentioned in Despatches. THE SUMMER ASSIZES.-The Lord Chief Justice has arranged to remain in town during the ensuing summer assizes instead of going on the North Wales circuit, and his place on that circuit will be taken by Mr. Justice Kennedy. ROYAL ORDER FOR BOLLANDS.-Messrs. R. Bolland and Sons, Limited, of Chester, have received an order for a wedding cake for the wedding of Princess Alice of Albany and Princo Alexander of Teck. Messrs. Bolland are, of course, well-known Royal bride cake makers. INQUEST.—On Saturday Mr. E. Brassey held an inquest at the Chichester Amis on the body of a baby named Edith Haines, daughter of .Joseph Haines, boat builder, Garden-land, who died on Saturday morning. Dr. Carlyle Sutton said death was due to convulsions, and a verdict to that effect was returned. DEATH OF A CHESHIRE AUC- T10NEER.-A great shock was caused at Crewe on Wednesday by the news of the death, after a very brief illness, of Mr. William W. Gibson, auctioneer and estate agent. He was a comparatively young man. He was connected with many institutions in the town, being professional auditor for the Cheshire, Shrop- shire and North Wales Farmers' Association and other companies. He was a well-known athlete. A CHESHIRE WILL.—Mr- Henry Roscoe, of King-street, Knutsford, solicitor, member of the firm of Messrs. Greenup and Roscoe, of Knuts- foid, and for many years hon. major of the Knutsford Company of the 3rd V.B.C.R., who died on 12th December last, aged 52 years, in- testate. and a bachelor, left, estate valued at £ 2,530 6s. 6d., of which £ 1 417 19s. 8d. is nett personalty. Letters of administration have been granted to his sister, Mi=s Emily Roscoe, of Knutsford. DENBIGHSHIRE AND FLINTSHIRE SHOW.—At Rhyl, on Monday, an important meet- ing of the management committee of the Denbigh- shire and Flintshire Agricultural Society was held, presided over by Mr. A. Sheffield (Rhyl)-—The meeting proceeded to confirm several alterations which had been made in the prize list, in many cases the amounts being increased.—The Secre- tary stated that in October last, at the annual meeting of the assoc iation, a letter was read from Mr. Parker, Rodens Hall, stating that he would submit a resolution prohibiting cheese factors shewing cheese at the society's shows. The matter had been brought before another meeting, and discussed, when it was decided to remit the ques- tion to the prize list and judges' selection com- mittee. There it was recommended that the cheese exhibited should be tho property of the maker, and must not be exhibited by a dealer or oheese factor, and the matter was now before that meeting to cl(,, cido, -After Fonic heated discussion the resolution was oarried. ACCIDENT TO MRS. J E. HASWELL. -'We regret to learn that Mrs. J. E. Haswell, of Dee Tower, Chester, while on a visit to her sister at Grosvenor Park-road, on Saturday evening, accident- ally slipped and fell down a flight of stairs, fracturing the wrist bone of her right arm and sustaining other injuries. She is progressing as well as can be expected. NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK.—The balance-sheet of the National Provincial Bank appears in our advertisement columns. Among its successful features it may be remarked that this bank's holding in consols has been written down to 85 entirely out of profits, the reverse fund not having been touched. This is a very satisfactory state of affairs for the shareholders. TRAMS RETURNS.-The tram returns for the week are as follow:—Monday, passengers 4.501, receipts tl9 14s. 7d. Tuesday, 4,:>02, St8 7s. lOd. Wednesday, 4,002, C20 9s Thursby, 4,522, £19 12s. 4d Fridav, 4,281, £ 18 3* Id Saturday, 8,277, £ 3(5 Gs. Id. Sunday, 2,439, £10 18s. 3d. totals. 33,004 passengers, and E141 Ws. Id. in receipts. THE EATON HOME FARM. -We under- stand that the Duke of Westminster hat appointed Mr John Crowe, of Overton, near Ellesmere, bailiff of the Eaton Home Farm, in succession to Mr Phillips, who has given up the appointment through ill-health For some ten years Mr. Crowe has been bailiff on the home farm at Bry-v-pys. He is son of a farmer at Bowras, near Wrexham. ACCIDENT TO SIR WYNDHAM HANMER, —Sir Wyndham Hanmer, of Rcdbrook Lodge, Whitchurch, met with a serious trap accident on. Wednesday morning while driving a high-spirited animal on a visit to Mr. Sandbaoh, Cherry Hill. On reaching the entrance gate, the horse became unmanageable, and dashed into the iron rails. The trap was overturned, and Sir Wyndham was thrown on the road, sustaining injuries to the right shoulder, and his knee was badly cut. He was conveyed home by Mr. Aigworth. CHESTER DIOCESAN CALENDAR.—The 1904 Diocesan Calendar is now published. Some 200 pages of useful information have been most oarefully revised, and will be found quite up-to- date. The general arrangements of the calendar are similar to those of past years, and a new and most serviceable feature is the addition to the alphabetical list of clergy of particulars as to University degree and dates and diocese of ordina- tion. Altogether, the editor (the Veil Archdeacon of Chester) and his assistants are to be congratulated on the 47th issue of this now indispensable year book, which may be obtained in Chester at Messrs. Phillipson and Golder's. THE BENEFIT OF VACCINATION.—At Chester City Police Court on Monday, a man named Roberts, residing in Vernon-road, Chester, applied for a certificate of exemption from vaccina- tion for his child. He stated that be conscientiously believed that vaccination would be injurious to the child's health.It appeared that the child was over four months' old, and the Bench refused the applica- tion.—Mr. F. E. Roberts, who was on the Bench, remarked that a gentleman, who employed from 200 to 300 men in Liverpool, told him the other day that he wanted his men to be vaccinated. They all were vaccinated with the exception of one and that one had small-pox, and it spread through his house. THE RIVER WEAVER TRUST.-The North- wich Urban Council have given notice of their intention to oppose a Bill for the amendment of the River Weaver Trust There is every indication of a severe struggle for possession of the river Weaver in the next session of Parliament The traders seek to increase the number of trustees by ten, all the additional members to be traders' representa- tives or nominees of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. Further they desire to provide that the mortgages shall be converted into stock, and that revenues shall, after application for river improvements, go to the reduction of tolls, instead of as at present in relief of the rates of the county of Chester. ST. OSWALD'S CHOIR TRIP.—The member., of St. Oswald's choir, Chester, hiMi a trip to Liver- pool last week. They numbered :W, and the party included the Revs. E. C. Lowndes and N. J. Gourlie, Mr. H. E. Lovell, and Mr. W. H. Coppack (hon. sec.). Tea was served at the Bear's Paw, Lord-street, and afterwards the majority of the party went to the Prince of Wales's panto- mime. Before they did so the Vicar (the Rev. E. C. Lowndes). on beha!f of the members, pre- sented Mr. John Thompson with a silver match- box, suitably engraved, as a record of his attend- ance at the servioes and practices during the past year. The arrangements were excellently carried out by Mr. Coppack. CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY.-The follow- ing is the return of the issue of books for the week end- ing Saturday, 30th January, loo-l:- Lending depart- ment Religion and philosophy, 7 sociology, 2; arts, sciences, and natural history. 28; history, biography, geography, and travels. 38 poetry and the drama, 3; prose fiction, 935; miscellaneous literature, 20; juvenile literature, 207; total, 1,240. Reference department: Religion and philosophy, 32; sociology, 0; arts, sciences, and natural history, 20; history, biography, geography, and travels, 48; poetry and the drama, 3; encyclopaedias, dictionaries, &c 211; miscellaneous literature, 11 total, 325 combined total, 1,5(55; daily average (lending department), 248: daily average (refer- ence department). 65; combined iailv average 313. THE INFLUENCE OF LITERATURE.— The Influence of Literature" was the title of an interesting and carefully prepared paper given by Mr. Morys Parry before a meeting of the literary section of the Chcst-er Science Society on Thurs- day evening. A large attendance was presided over by the Rev. A. H. Fish. Mr. Parry, who was evidently deeply acquainted with his subject, briefly traced the important events in the history of literature. He afterwards discussed the influence of literature on the mind, the heart, and the character and conduct of man. and particularly alluded to the vast influenco of tho Bible on every age. Mr. Parry dealt with his subject with an in- dividuality and clearness that was most refreshing. A short discussion followed the paper. DEATH OF THE REV. H. W. WYNNE FFOGLKES-Wc regret to record the death of the Rev. Henry William Wynne Ffoulkes, which occurred after a long illness on Thursday at Rode Rectory, Scholar Green Cheshire. Deceased, who was the eldest son by the first wife of the late Judge Wynne Ffoulkes, of Chester, had been in failing health for two years, and rer ently he had been staying at Rode Rectory. He com- pleted his education at Trinity College Oxford. After being at Darlington and Nottingham, he became rector of Ciifton, Nottingham a position he held until the day of his death. He married Florence, the elder daughter of Mr. Charles Jeffreys, of Glandovcy Castle. South Wales, by whom he is survived. The funeral took place 0:1 Monday at Rode WEDDING OF MR. HUGHES, THE BEACHIN.—The nuptials were solemnised at St. Luke's Church, St. Helier, Jersey, on Wednesday, of Mr. John Lloyd Hughes, Ti e Beachin., Cod- dington, and Miss M. E. Anderson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Anderson, of Chester. The Rev. Gordon Smith officiated. The bride wore a. charming costume of pale grey crepe do chine She was attended by two nieces, the Misses EIt-hells, who. wore white and carried beau- tiful shower bouquets. Their presents from the bridegroom were rings. Mr. Horace Smith, of Chester, acted as best man. After the wedding a reception was held at Roselyn. the residence of the bride s sister. The presents were numerous. The honeymoon will be spent at St. Aubin's and London. HOOLE CHURCH ORGAN FUND -An in. teresting and instructive lecture, upon "Travels in New Zealand," illustrated with 100 lantern slides, was given in the Westminster Schools, on Friday evening, by Miss M. Harrison, of Brookside, Hoole, and the proceeds of the entertainment were devoted to the Church Organ Fund The patrons were the Rev. F. Anderson (vicar) the Rev. A. H. Waller (curate), and Messrs. F. Coveney and T. W. Chalton (churchwardens), S. E. Craig, W. R. Edwards, J. Pover, H. C. Powel, B. C. Roberts, H Thomp- and W. Williams. The chair was occupied bv Mr. W. Williams, chairman of the Urban District Council. A hearty vote of thanks to Miss Harrison was proposed by Mr. Waller and seconded by Mr H. U. Powel, and upon the proposition of Mr: Chalton, seconded by Dr. Butt, the chairman was thanked for taking the chair. Mr Chalton remarked that Mr. Williams was always ready to heln forward any good object in the district. CITIZENS AND TRAMWAY EMPLOYES. —The suggestion of making a little new year's gift to the inspectors, drivers and conductors of the Corporation Tramways, met with a very kind re- sponse from the residents on Hough Green and others. Mr. Hart Davies, who consented to re- others. Mr. Hart Davies, who consented to re- ceive subscriptions, had the pleasure of forwarding £ S 4s., which was equally distributed. He has received the following letter of thanks :— "Dear Sir,—We, the inspectors, drivers and conductors of the Chester Corporation Tramways, desire to express to you our grateful thanks for the much appreciated and acceptable New Year's gift. Will vou be good enough to express our thanks to those yon come in contact with, who have so kindly contributed to the fund Assuring you of our best endeavours in the future, as in the past, to do our duty to the satisfaction of the Corporation and the citizens generally.—We are yours obediently, (signed) Inspector GEORGE EDWARDS, Driver ALBERT ALLMAN, Conductor WILLIAM FORD." VOLUNTEER SMOKING CONCERT.—The third smoking concert of the season organised by the 2nd (Earl of Chester's) V.B. Cheshire Regiment was held on Saturday evening in the Town Hall. Colonel T. J. Smith, V.D. (commanding) occupied the chair, and there was a good attendance other officers present being Captain C. E.' Bromley. Captain F. O. Evans, and Lieutenant A. J. Musgrave. The following was the programme Selection, Mr. Hull's band song, Sergt. J. H. Williams; recital (humorous). Mr. W. H. Hall- mark; song, "White Squall," Mr. W. Huxley; song, Mr. A. Greenwood song, "The Old Soldier," Mr. W. Hopton; song, Marching," Lee.-Coi-pl. S. Whiteley; "The Two Tees"; selection. Mr. Hull's band; song "Phyllis is niy only Joy," Mr. W. Huxley song (comic), 11. Loui Parry song, Mr. A. Greenwood song, "A iiehored, Lce.-Corpl. S. Whiteley song (comic), Mr. J. Rodgers song, "The Gallant Salamander," Mr W. Hopton; recital (humorous), Mr. W. H. Hallmark; song, Sergt. J. H. Williams The King." The accom- panist waa Mr. Richard Thomas.