MAYORAL AT HOME." I The Mayor and Mayoress of Chester (Mr. and Mc3- Robert Lamb) entertained some twelve hundred citizens at the Town Hall on Tuesday evening. The function took the form of an "At Home," followed by a dance, and proved in every respect a thorough success. The Mayor and Mayoress received their guests on the corridor outside the Mayor's Parlour, and as the company continued to arrive concerts were started in the Assembly Room and Council Chamber. The Town Hall has seldom been more successfully adorned. The Assembly Room, for the first part of the proceedings, was transformed into a comfortable drawing-room, and the effect was enhanced by an arrangement of mirrors all round the room. The inner hall and Princess-street corridor were util- ised as buffets and sitting-out places, and the handsome Council Chamber had been treated in a most artistic manner. The Mayor's Parlour was transformed into a private sitting-room, and No. 1 committee-room was used as a buffet. The floral decorations were much admired. The Assembly Room and corridor were tastefully orna- mented with groups of tall Kentias and other graceful palms, surrounded by smaller choice foliage plants, with hyacinths, tulips, pink be- gonias. etc., interspersed. The stairs and bal- conies were also decorated with choice Dlants and flowers, to which a striking effect was given by the use of long pendants and festoons of smilax. fixed to light oanes of bamboo, and depending from the various pillars and arches, thus giving a very light and graceful appearance to the whole, while in perfect harmony with the surroundings. Decorations were also carried out with the same pleasing effect in the Mayor's Parlour, Council Chamber and committee rooms, the whole form- ing a very charming display. The Volunteer officers present wore their uni- forms, and thus gave a dash of colour to the scene. The first concert, given in the Assembly Room at eight o'clock, was repeated upstairs half- an-hour later, the programme being as follows:- Pianoforte solo, "Spring Song" (Sinding), Miss I. R. Wilson; song, "Songs of Araby" (Clay), Mr. Vo:. E. Snelson; recit. and air. "How dreary is my heart," "Scenes that are brightest" (Wallace), Miss E. Stuart Douglas; quartet, "Tom. Tom, the Piper's Son," the Cavaliers; song, "ll Baoio" (L. Arditti). Mrs, W. H. Hope; song' 'When bright eyes glance" (Pinsuiti), Mr. A. M. Proctor; humorous selection, Mr. Loui Parry. Subse- quently the following programme was given, both downstairs and upstairs: —Pianoforte solo, "Polka de La Reine" (Raff). Miss 1. R. Wilson; song. "Bonnie Mary of Argyle" (Burns), Mr. Sydney Brown; songs, (a) "Mighty like a Rose" (Haw- trey), (b) "If no one ever marries me" (Lehmann), Miss E. Stuart Douglas; quartet, "Ye Eyesc of Azure" (Hatton), the Cavaliers; song, "The Flower Song" "Faust" (Gounod). Mrs. W. H. (C Hope; song "The Bandolero" (Leslie Stuart), Mr. Charles James; humorous selection, Mr. Loui Parry. The accompanist was Miss 1. R. Wilson. Meanwhile an enjoyable selection of music was discoursed bv the Massa Brothers from the bal- cony overlooking the inner hall. Dancing, which to many people was the piece de resistance of the evening, commenced at ten o'clock, and was car- ried on with much vigour until shortly after mid- night, to the strains of Messrs. Hull and Benyon's Band. A slight crush was unavoidable, but shortly after eleven the room began to thin, and dancing was attended by no discomfort. The whole arrangements were as near perfection as it is possible for mortals to attain, and everyone warmly congratulated the Mayor and Mayoress upon the great success of the gathering It should be added that Mr. J. W. Henderson. Bridge-street, satisfactorily carried out the whole scheme of ornamentation, that Messrs. Dicksons were responsible for the artistic floral decorations, and that Messrs. Bolland and Sons supplied the refreshments. The following is a complete list of the invited guests: Mr. and Mrs. A. W, Armstrong, Mrs. Francis Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. H. Anderson and Miss Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. B. Atcherley, Miss Ashington, Mr. G. F. and Miss L Adams, Mrs. J. W. and Miss Arrowsmith. Miss Atherton, Miss Abbott, Dr. and Mrs. Archer, Dr. A. W. and Mrs. Aldridge (Northfield), the Rev. F. and Mrs. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Appleton, Mr., Mrs. and the Misses and Mr. H. D. Adams, Miss G. O. Arnott. Mr. and Mrs. G. Avery, Mr. and Mrs. Atkin. Mr. and Mrs. F. Amos, Miss Addis and party. Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Adams (Mold), Mr. H. Aldred. Mr. and Mrs. E. Brassey (Tarvin), the Rev. J. E. Benson. Mr. and Mrs. Morton Browne, Oapt. and Mrs. J. Nevitt Bennett and Miss Bennett, Mr. Alban Butler. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bate, Mrs. Bower. Dr. and Mrs. L. T. Booth, Mr. and Mrs. G. Baxter. Mrs., Miss K. Mr. H. \V. Bretherton. Mrs. E., Mr. J. D. and Mr. L. Bail lie, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Baillie. Miss Bourne, Mr. and Mrs. R. P. and Miss G. L. Bradbury. Dr. and Mrs. J. C. and Miss Bridge, Mr. and Mrs. J. Bostock, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. and Miss Brown, Mr. and Mrs. G. Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. Grant-Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Ballard, Mr. and Mrs. Law- rence Booth. Mrs. Bird, Mr. and Mrs. J. Bair- stow. Mr. Trevor Boscawen, the Mayor and Mayoress of Bootle. the Mayor and Mayoress of Birkenhead. Colonel and Mrs. H T. Brown. Miss Bateson. Miss Bannister, Mr. F. G. and Mrs. Brown. Miss Baker and Miss Sewell, Mr. and Mrs. G. J. H. and Miss Brown, Dr. and Mrs. F. J. Butt. Mr. and Mrs. A. W., Miss W. and Miss F. Butt, Mr. and Mrs. Bonnalie, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Bonnalie, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Bennalle, Mrs. H. R.. Miss E. and Miss G. M. Bowers. Mr. and Mrs. H. and Mr. J. H. McClure Bowers, Mrs. Bacon. Mr. G., Mrs., Miss and Mr. R. Barbour, Archdeacon and Mrs. Barber, Major Birch, Mr. W. H. and Mrs Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Belton. Mr. J. and Mrs. Barber, Mr. and Mrs. F. and Miss Bullin. Captain and Mrs. W. Ross- Browne and Miss Browne, Mr. Thomas Beelev (Hyde). Lieut, Busfield, the Rev. J. L. and Mrs Bedford. Miss Brown (St. John-street), Mr. and Mrs H. Brassey, Mr. and Mrs. C, Miss and Mr. J. H. E. and Mr. C. Bennett, Mr. and Mrs F. J. Beckett, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Beckett, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Bull, Mr. and Mrs. C. 0. Bowles. Mr. and Mrs. W Ballance, Miss G. Rowe Bowley, Mrs. R. E. and the Misses Burges, Capt. and Mrs. C. E. Bromley, Mr. and Mrs. H. Beswick, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. and the Misses Butler, the Rev. G. C. Briggs. Mr. R. Longueville Barker, Mr. and Mrs W. Balmford. Mr. and Mrs. H. J., the Misses and Mr. A. L. Birch. Mrs. and the Misses Broadbent. the Rev. and Mrs. J. D. Best, the Rev. A. Bax- ter. Mr H. Barnston. the Right Rev. the Bishop of Chester and Mrs. and Miss Jayne, Mr. and Mrs. A. Bradley, Mr. F. F. Brown. Miss Lucy Brown. Mr. and Mrs F. W. Chapman, Mr. M. D. Chap- man, Miss L. Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. H., the Misses and Mr. A. R. U. Corbett, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. R. Crosby, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Corlett, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Craig. Mrs. and the Misses Cumminss. Mr. and Mrs. T. Carter. Mr. W. Con- way. Mr and Mrs. J. J. Cunnah, Mr. and Mrs. Catley. Mr. and Mrs. C. and the Misses Coppack. Mr. and Mrs. J. Clarke, Mr. and Mrs W. and the Misses Carson. Mr. and Mrs. J. and Miss Creswell. Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Chalton. Captain and Mrs. G. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. and Miss Cockrill, Mr. and Mrs. S and Miss Clemence. Miss G. Cawley (Rossett), Mr. and Mrs. R. and Mr. L. W. Challinor, Mr. W. A. V. Chur- ton. Mrs. G. Churton, Mr. and Mrs. A. Ohambres, the Rev. J. Chambers. Mr. A. E. and Miss Calde- cutt and Miss C. G. Caldeoutt, Mr. and Mrs. J. Culhmore, Miss CampbeH, Mr. and Mrs. F. Coplestone. Mrs. E Chalton, Mrs. H. S. W. Crowe. Mr. and Mrs. J. Cooper. Miss S. Clark. Mr. and Mrs. W. Carr, Mr. and Mrs. T. and Mr. F. A.. Mr. T. H. and Miss F. A. Clemence, the Rev. and Mrs. J. Stapleton Cotton (Audlem), Colonel and Mrs. E. R. Courtenay, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. and Miss Churton, Miss B. Clay, the Rev. J. and Mrs. Compton, Captain and Mrs. C. H. Carson. Mr. and Mrs. E. Caddie. Mr. and Mrs. C. Cooper, the Mayor and Mayoress of Conway, the Hon. Mrs. Carr. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Cald- well, Colonel H. M. Compigne, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. and Miss Covenev. Mr. S.. Mrs., the Misses and Mr. G. H. Davies.* Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Cameron Davies, the Rev. and Mrs. J. Pryce Davies, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. and Miss G. M. Davies. Major and Mrs. R. Cecil Davies, Mr. W. T. and Miss Deviea, Mrs.. the Misses and Mr. L. Davies, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Davies, Miss Hazlem Davies, Mr. and Mrs. G. Davies. Mr. and Mrs. T. Hart and the Misses Davies. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. F. Davies, the Rev. J. T. Davies, Mr. and Mrs. J. Davies, Miss Digby, Mrs. Digby, Mr. and Mrs. J. and Mr. A. W. Dodds. Mr. and Mrs. J. Dodd, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Deakin, Mrs. J. M. and Miss Keith Douglas, Mrs. Keith Douglas, Mr. J. Hamlett and Miss Dunning, Mr. and Mrs. J. Delanev, Mr. and Mrs. H. and Miss Duckworth, Mr. and Mrs. E. and the Misses Dutton, Mr. and Mrs. W. and the Misses Dutton, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. and Mr. F. G. Dutton, Mr. and Mrs E.. Miss Helen and Miss C. Dean. Dr. and Mrs Duff, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Dodd, Miss and Miss M. and Mr. J. A. Dodd. Mr. and Mrs. and Mis? P. Dodd, Dr. and Mrs. Dobie, Dr and Mrs. Herbert Dobie, Dr. and Mrs. Henry Dobie, Mr. Douglas Dobie. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. and the Misses Done, Mr. E. Dixon, Miss C. E. Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson Dickson and Miss M. Dickson, Mrs. James and the Misses, Mr. E. D. and Mr. H. C. Dickson, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Dickson, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. and I.Ir, F. M. B. Dixon. Mr. and Mrs. J. Trevor Dickson. Mr. and Mrs. G. A. and Miss Dickson. Mr. and Mrs. G. and the Misses and Mr. B. Day, Mr. and Mrs. J. and Miss E. and Mr. J. H. W. Day, Mr. T. Day, Mr. and the Misses Dowzer, Mr. and Mrs. T. F. and Mrs. Denson, Mr. R. E. Denson. Mr. A. Denson, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Den- son. Mr. G. and Mrs. Denson. Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Denson, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Denson, Mr. and Mrs. J. and Miss Davison, Mr. G. Davison, Miss and Miss F. Davison, Mr. and Mrs. A. Dufton, the Very Rev. the Dean of Chester and Mrs. and the Misses Darby, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Douglas. Mr. and Mrs T. S. Dobson, Mr. and Mrs. H. and the Misses Dodd, Miss Douglas, Mr. and Mrs. C. Dodd. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Dutton, the Rev. and Mrs. H. Davenport, Captain V. H. Dickson. Col. and Mrs. Dixon, Mr. W. H. Davies, Cblonel and Mrs. A. W. Duke, Colonel A. P. G. Dowdtll. Mr. and Mrs. A. Entwistle, Miss and Miss E. J. Evans, Miss and Mr. D. E. Evans, Mr. L. M. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. A. and Miss Evans, the Rev. T. E. Evans, the Rev. and Mrs. D. Wynne Evana, Mr. and Mrs. F. Evans, Mr., Mrs.. and Miss Evans (Lumley-road), Mr. N. L. and the Misses Eaton, the Rev. and Mrs. F. Edwards, Mrs. Edwards, Mr. and Mr. C. Edwards, (Roasett), Mrs. and Miss N. and Mr. D. R. Evans. Miss Eggers, Mr. G. H. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. H. Ellis, Mrs. H., Miss, Mr. H. and Mr. R. A. Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Ewing, Captain Clayton East, Earl Egerton of Tatton, the Duchess of Buckingham and Chandos, Captain and Mrs. F. 0. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Elliott. Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Fleming, Major and Mrs. Fountain, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Freeman, Mrs. W. H. and Miss D. and Mr. J. D. Finchett, the Rev. and Mrs. A. E. Farrar, the Rev. Canon and Mrs. Feilden, Mr. and Mrs. W. Ferguson, Mr. Walter and Miss J. Ferguson, the Rev. J. R. and Mrs. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Frost, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Frost, Mr. and Mrs. T. Gib- bons Frost and Miss Frost, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Freeman, Dr. and Mrs. W. A. FitzGerald, Miss A. M. Fluitham, Dr. and Mrs. D. Fraser (Buckley), Sir T. G. and Lady Frost, Mr. and Mrs. J. Fenna, Mr. and Mrs. R. Farmer, the Rev. L. M. and Mrs. Farrell, the Rev. Father Fidelis, the Mayor of Flint, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Ferguson, Captain A. Foster. Dr. and Mrs. F. M. Granger, Mr. F. Gocdwin, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Golder, Miss Golder, the Rev. and Mrs. H. Grantham, Mr. and Mrs. E. Gard- ner, Mr. and Mrs. A. Greige, Mrs. E. S. Good- hearth. Mrs. R. Grandidge, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Garnett, the Rev. L. and Mrs. and Miss 0. Gar- n att, Mrs. Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. J. Menteith and Mr. V. P. Graham, Mr. MacLean Graham and Miss S Graham, Mr. J. Gamon. and Miss, Mr. V. P., Mr. W. P. and Mr. H. P. Gamon, Mr. and Mrs. F. Garside, Mr. and Mrs. C. and Miss, and Mr. H. G. Greenhouse, Mr. and Mrs. J. Guy, Miss Gray, Mrs. Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Giles, Dr. and Mrs. J. T. M. Giffen, the Rev. and Mrs. N. Gour- lie. Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Griffith, Mr. G. R. Griffith, Miss Griffiths, Mr. and Mrs. J., Miss Griffiths, Mrs. J. and the Missss Griffiths, Miss Glasoodine, Mr. and Mrs. H. Guest, Miss Arm- strong, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gott, Mr. and Mrs. Glassey, Mr. and Mrs. Egerton Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. P. Gamon, Mr. and Mrs. Gibbons, Mr. A. C. Gadson, Captain and Mrs. B. Goater, Captain H. Graham, Lord and Lady A. Grosvenor, Mr. and Mrs. J. Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. and the Misses Gibson (Buckley), Mr. Green, Mr. and Mrs. P. Gibson, and Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Gibson (Buckley). Dr. and Mrs. A. Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. S. and Miss Hamley, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. and Miss Hardie, Mr. and Mrs. T D. Harley, Mr. H. P. Harding, Mr. and Mrs. T. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. S. Harding, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Hawkins, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. and Miss Hawkins, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Haswell, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Haswell, Mr. C. G. Haswell, Miss Haswell, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. and the Misses Hallmark, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Haswell, Miss F. A. Harrison. Dr. and Mrs. G. and Mr. M. Har- rison, Mr. H. Taylor Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. T. and Mr. and Miss Hales, Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Hale, Mr. and Mrs. W. and Miss Haswell, Mrs. Jack Heppell and Miss Raingill, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. and Miss Hewitt, Mr. J. E. and the Misses Henderson, Mrs. Henderson, Miss M. Healey, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Heeley, Mr. and J.VM- HenSler> Mr. W. P. Hughes (Hoy- lake), Mr. J. L. Hughes (Coddington), Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hincks and Miss Thornthwaite, the Rev. and Mrs. G. M. V. Hickey, Mr. R. Hiltcn, Mrs. M. C. Hilton, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hopley, the Rev. J. F. and Miss Howson, Mr. and Mrs. VV. A. Hopton, Mr. T. 0. and Miss Hogarth, Miss Hopwood, the Rev. T. and Mrs. Hollis, Mr. and Airs W. Holland, Mr. J. and Miss Hobday, Mr. °Pe' Mr■ J- Gooddie Holmes and Miss Holmes, the Rev. and Mrs. G. Hindhaugh, Mrs. T. and the Misses Higgins, Mrs. and the Misses Havard. the Rev. and M r T P n;r1 Hogg Mr and Mrs. A. Hornby, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Hallmark, Mr. and Mrs. J. Harker (Liver- pool). Mr. and Mrs. C. Hibbert, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Holme, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Hughes, Mr. J. R.. Mr. J. E. and Miss Hallmark, the Rev. and Mrs. F. E. Hicks, the Rev. and Mrs. D. Hughes, the Rev. H. E. Haycock, the Rev. and Mrs. W. j V eu^' and Mrs. W. G. Holway, Capt. and Mrs. J. B. Hall, Lieut.-Colonel and Mrs. Hamersley, the Rev. W. M. Howe (London) Mr and Mrs. W. H. Hope, Captain F. S. Heard, Mr. and Mrs. W Henderson, Mrs. and Miss Howard. Mr. and Mrs. F. L. H. Iorgenson, Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Jephoott. the Rev. and Mrs. F. Hayward Joyce and the Misses Joyce, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Jackson, Mrs. E.. Mr. S. B. and Miss N. Jacson. Mr. and Mrs. H, Jolliffe, Mr, and Mrs. W. D. m' (v aS ¥iS' J G- Johns*°n, the Rev. a~d Mrs. W. S. Johns. Mr. T. Mavo and Mrs Johnson. Mr. Michael Johnson, Mr. and Mrs R L BJohnston, Mr. R. R. Johnston, Mr. and M™- ivr aniM- R "*d ^iss Jones, Mr. A. Jones. Mr. N Mr E Mr. S. P. and Miss H. P Jones, Mr. R. A. Jones, Mrs. Dawson and Miss Jones and Alr. W. S. Jones. Mr. and Mrs. H. and j ™oneT s J- Jones, Mr. and Mrs. 0 R and Miss Jones, Mr. C. Jones, the Rev. and Mrs' T?r Mr- and Mrs. I. Matthews Jones and M.ss J Jones, Mrs. B P. Jordan, Mr. and Mr>. Ezra Johnson, Miss and Mr. T. C. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs W. M. Jones, Miss Ireland, Mr. ™ntt Mra- Jo"es, Mr. T. Davies Jones, Mr. J. I., Miss and Miss F. Jones, Mr. and Mrs W Jones the Rev. J. L. Jones, the Rev. W. and Mrs. Jones, the Rev. O. G. Jones, Mr., Mrs. and Mi^s James, Mr. H. A. Jenner, Mr. and Mrs. C. Jerome, Mr. Graham Jones (Rock Ferry), Mr. and Mrs. W. Jones. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Killon. Miss Kerr and Miss Helen Kerr. Miss Fulton and Miss V. Fulton Dr. ancj irrs"T^in?> Mrs J. and the Misses Kennedy f D AeTnner/' Mr R" 111(1 Mrs- Knowies, Mr. E. R- and Miss Knowies. Dr. and Mrs. G A Kenyon, Mr. and Mrs. E. C Kendalr, Mr. and Mrs. J. and the Misses Kendrick. Mrs. Kelsall, Mr. Thornton Kitchener. Mr. and Mrs. T. and Miss Knowies, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Krauss, Mr. C J- Knott-Hutchinson. Mr. John F. and Miss Lowe and Miss B. Lowe, r rVi' T Mrs- and Miss Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. J t-ectl Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. and Mr. Ralph Lowe, Miss Lowe (Curzon Park), Miss K. at ?• H' and the Misses Lockwood,' f -JT M. Lockwood. Mr. and Mrs. H. A. and Mr. R J. Longrigg, Mrs. E. Leeming, the Rev. W., Mrs. and Miss Lutener. the Rev. and Mrs. E. Lowndes, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Leeming, Mr. A r. ?" I Latham (Hooton), Mr. and Mrs. A. 0. Lockwood, Mr. and Mrs. R. Lamb, iunr., Captain F. A. and Mrs. Lambarde, Mr. and Mrs. ™ G' ,L^kwoSd' MrT and Mrs. J. S. Latham, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Longbottom, Mr. and Mrs. Us borne Lunt, Dr. and Mrs. W. Lees, Miss Lewis vQueen s Park), Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Lowrv Mr and Mrs \V V. T.inrUrv i' 1-11 —wivuci -lu > aii»"iiiuyu, M'sw L Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs. R. Lloyd, Mr. and t 3' J" Lmdop, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Lovell, Mr. J. and Miss Lamb, Mr. Wr. and Mrs. and Miss Leah. Captain W. Martin Leake, Mr. F. H. Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Lanceley, Col and Mrs. Wilford N. LLovd, the Rev. J. E. and Mrs. Leuty, Sir Horatio Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Layboume. the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayor- v' ess of Liverpool. Mr. W. Lamb. Mr. and Mrs. E. Lioyd and Mr. L. Lloyd, junr., Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Lockwood, Mr. E. and Miss Lamb, Mr. and Mrs. H. Little. Mi-s. Major, Dr: and Mrs. A. and Miss Mann, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. and Miss M. Maclaren. Miss Massey. Miss Massie, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Mason, Mrs. T. J. and the Misses Mason. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Marchant. Mr. and Mrs W. T. and the Misses Marshall, Miss Marsden, Mr. and Mrs. W. McLellan, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. and Miss Meacook. Miss Meacock, Miss Mellor, the Rev. H. W. and Mrs. and Miss Meeres, the Rev. B. H. Meeres, Major E. S- and Mrs. Meredith. Mrs. J. and Miss Mills, Mr. and Mrs. H. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. C. Millington. the Rev. and Mrs. J. Cairns Mitchell, Major-General and Mrs. D. and Miss M. Mocatta. Mr. and Mrs. H. Monk, Mr. and Mrs. G. Monk, Mrs. T. and Miss C. Morris, Mr. and Miss Morcom, Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Morgan (Pres- tatyn). Mr. S. Moss, M.P., and Mrs. Moss, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Mowle. Mr. and Mrs. B. and Miss Mowle, Miss Munce. Mr. and Mrs. J. Musgrave, Miss and Mr. A. J. Musgrave, Mr. J. L., Mr. R. and the Misses Muspratt (Rhyl), Mrs. E. B. Mars- den. Mr. H. M. Mather, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Morris, Mr. and Mrs. R. Mills, Mr. and Mrs. C. J Jvi'6111, Mr" and Mrs J- A- MoMichael, Mr. and Mrs. R. IMassey, Mr. and Mrs. and Miss Maher. Miss MoArdle, Mrs. and Miss Moore (Northwich), Mrs. and Miss Moore (Liverpool), Dr. and Mrs. W. G. Moore (Everton), the Rev. and Mrs. P. F. A. Morrell, Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Miln, Mr. C. P. Maxwell. Mr. and Mrs. J. and the Misses Newman, Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Newall, Mr. R. and Mrs. New- stead, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Norbury, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Nixon, Mr. W. A. M. Nicholls, Mr. and Mri. and the Misses Nightingale, Mr. and Mrs. W. Newton, the Rev. J. M. New, Captain R. L. St. C. Nicholson. Mr. and Mrs. W. and Miss Orrett, Mr. and Mrs. A. Orrett, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Overton, Mrs. and Misses Ould. Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Okell, Mr. E. W. Okell, Mr. and Mrs. G. Okell, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. and Miss Okell, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. and the Misses Oldmeadow, Mr. and Mrs. W. Ockleston, Mr. Owen (Boughton Grange), Col. and Mrs. A. E. Ommannev, Major and Mrs. O'Connell, Major and Mrs. R. S. Oxley. Mr. S. and Miss E. M. Parry, Miss D., Miss E., and Mr. A. Parkes, Mr. and Mrs. R. and Mrs. Parry, Mrs. G. Parry and the Misses and Mr. R. B .Parry, the Rev. and Mrs. Mungo Park and Misses Park, Dr., Mrs. and the Misses and Mr. H. M. Parry, Mr. T. W. Parry, Mr. and Mrs. G. Parker, Mr. H. A. Parr, the Misses Payne, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Pedlev, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Preston, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Plowright, Mr. and Mrs. W. Pringle, the Rev. W. A. and Mrs. Prunell, Mr. T. Warmsley Price, Mrs. E. J. and Miss Price, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Price, Mrs. A. and Misses Pritchard. Miss Pritchard, Mrs. J. Powell, Mr. and Mrs. E. Powell, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. and the Misses Powell, Mr. and Mrs. J. Pye, Mr. and Mrs. T. Pate, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Partington, Mrs. and Miss Potts, Mr. and Mrs. H. Potts, Mr. and Mrs. T. Pryce, the Hon. and Mrs. C. T. Parker and Miss Parker, Mr. and Mrs. E. Pitch- I ford. Mr. and Mrs. R. Potts, Mr. W. and Miss Peers. Miss Parsons. Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Rogerson, Mr. and Mrs. B. C. and Miss Roberts, Col. and Mrs. Sheriff Roberts and Miss Roberts, Dr. and Mrs. Roberts, Mr. E. Lloyd Roberts and Miss Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. A. 0. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. -m.. and Miss E. Roberts, Mrs. Mostyn Roberts, Mr. W. P., Mr. G., the Misses and Mr. W. M. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. F. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. W. Rogers, Mr. C. W. and Miss Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. F. Robertson (Gresford), Miss R. S. Robinson, the Rev. W. and Mrs. and Miss Rowley, Mr. W. F. and Miss Room, Mrs. Robins, Mr. H. R. Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Row- son, Mr. and Mrs. A. Rowson, Mr. J. W. and Miss L. Richmond, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Reynolds, the Rev. and Mrs. P. Reece. Mr. and Mrs. J. Rigby, Lieut.-Col. and Mrs. and Miss and Mr. F. M. Read, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Read, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Robb, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. and Miss Robin- son, Miss A. Robinson, Miss R. Rathbone, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Reddish, Mr. G. E. Roberts, Mr. F. E. Roberts, the Rev G. and Mr. Rennison. Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Royden, Mr. R. T. and Miss Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Rigby (Hoole-road). Colonel and Mrs. T. J. and the Misses Smith, Colonel and Mr. J. W. and Miss Savage, Mr. and Mrs. J. Strong, Mr. and Mrs. H. and Miss Stoneley, Dr. D. Carlyle Sutton and Miss Sutton, Mr. W. A. Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Siddall, Miss G. M. and Miss C. K. Siddall, the Misses Sleigh, Mr. and Mrs. W. Shuttleworth, Mr. and Mrs. R. and Miss Shuttleworth, Mr. and Mrs. Skipwith, Miss and Mr. Stone, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Stones, Mr. F. Segar, Mr. J. and Mrs. Scott, Canon and Mrs. Cooper Scott and Miss Scott, Mr. and Mrs. W. Sinclair, Mr. and Mrs. R. Cath- cart Smith, Mr. T. and Mr. C. P. Smith, Mr and Mrs. Samuel Smith, Mrs. J. and Miss Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. C. Sang- ster, the Rev. and Mrs. A. S. Sharpe, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. and Miss Sharpe, Mrs. C. W. and Miss Seller, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. J. Shepheard, the Rev. and Mrs. F. Tilney Stonex, the Rev. and Mrs. W. Sparling, Mr. F. and Miss Storr, Mr. and Mrs. J. Storrar, Mr. P. and Mrs. Stephen, Mr. J. E. Stephen, Mr. E. M. and Miss Shockiach, Mr. and Mrs. W. Schroder, Capt. and Mrs. L. Stretton, Miss Summer, Mr. and Mrs. H. Scorer, Mr. and Mrs. J. Simon, Miss Salmon, Dr. and Mrs. Stolterfoth, Mrs. Scotland, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. W. Stockton, Capt. Bryan Stapylton, Lieut. Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Southam (Shrewsbury), Mr. and Mrs. S. Sharpe, Mr. H. Southam (Shrews- bury), Mr. Southey, Mr. G. T. Savage, Mr. and Mrs. G. Lyle Smyth (Heswall), Mr. F. R. Savage, Miss E. M. Shillingford, Mr. and Mrs. J. and Miss Smith (Pulford), Mr. R. Salamonson, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Serocold, Lieut.-Col. aifcd Mrs. W. F. H. Stafford, Major J. N. Salmon. Mr. H. Enfield Taylor, Miss M. Tabor, Miss M. Tate, Mr. and Mrs. G. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. F. Willis Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. J. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. H. and the Misses Taylor, Miss H. Taylor, Dr. and Mrs. J. and the Misses Taylor, Mrs. R. and the Misses and Mr. J. R. le B. Tomlin, Mr. and Mrs. F. Turner, Mr. and Mrs. F. Thursfield, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Trevor, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Tasker, Miss Tilstone, tiie Misses Tinker, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. and Miss Thorp, the Rev. and Mrs. 0. A. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Thomas, Mr. E. and the Misses Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. J. and Miss Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. H. and the Misses Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Thomson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Turbett, Mr. and Mrs. W. Tur- nock, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. and the Misses Tomkin- son, the Rev. W. H. and the Misses Towers, the Rev. J. and Mrs. Travis, Capt. H. F. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. H. Tollemache. Capt. S. Thornely (Wor- cester), Capt. and Mrs. Brodie Thomas, Miss Turner. Mrs. Urmston, Mr. and Mrs. W. and the Misses Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Vernon. Mr. S. Whalley (Waverton), Dr. and Mrs. L. A. Williams, Mr. R. J. Williams. Mr. W. G. and Miss P. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. E. and Miss Williams, Miss G. Williams. Mr. R. and Miss Williams, Mr. and Mrs. J. and Miss Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Heathcote Williams, the Misses Aldersey Williams, Mrs. J. R. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. and Miss Williams. Mr. and Mrs. W. Welsbv, Mr. and Mrs. T. Woolliscroft, Mr. and Mrs. M. Webster, Mr. and Mrs. R. P. and the Misses Ward, Miss Webster. Miss Wood, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Walker, Miss Walker. Mr. A. and Miss Wolfenden. Mrs. R. Wallace, Miss A. Weston, Mr. and Mrs. R. Walton, Mr. A. Watts, Mr. and Mrs. R. Wilkinson. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WYnne. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Warmsley, Mr. and Mrs. W. V. J. Wallev, Mr. and Mrs. N. A. E. Way, the Rev. and Mrs. H. Wright. Dr. and Mrs. Whichello (Tattenhall). Miss Worrall, Miss Wynne, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Whalley, Mr. and Mrs. J. Williamson. Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Wiokham, Mr. R. F. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Williams. Mr. and Mrs. L. Nanney Williams. Capt. T. H. Wood. their Graces the Duke and Duchess of Westminster, the Right Hon. G. Wyndham and the Countess Grosvenor. the Mayor and Mayoress of Wrexham. Mr. R. J. Williams, Miss Williams (Eaton-road), Mr. and Mrs. W. Williams. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Yerburgh.
CRIME IN CHESTER. —— CHIEF CONSTABLE'S REPORT. The Chief Constable of Chester (Mr. J. H. Laybourne) has issued his sixth annual report upon the. crime of the city, and upon the state of the nolice establishment. He states that the author- ised strength of the force is 50. the number in each rank being—Chief Constable, 1: chief clerk, 1; in- spectors, 2; sergeants (including one detective). 6; constables, 40. The present proportionate cost is- per constable, JE90 9s. Id.; per inhabita-nt, 2s. 4id. 2 During the year three constables resigned and two were certified medically unfit for further service. The general conduct of the force has been goo i. The cost of the establishment during the past five years has been a, follows:—1899, £ 4,469 2s; 1900, L4,470 Os. Id.; 1901, 24,451 9s. 9d.; 1902, £ 4,529 2s. 8d.; 1903, £ 4,522 14s. 7d. The number of in- dictable offences committed during the year was as follows :-Offences against the person, 3; offences against property, with violence, 5; with- out violence, 86; other offences, 3. Total, 97, being two more than in 1902. For these offences 88 persons were proceeded against; 57 being sum- marily convicted, 15 committed for trial at assize or sessions, 15 discharged or the charge withdrawn, and one case stood adjourned. The number cf persons apprehended or summoned for non- indictable offences and dealt with by the magis- trates was 1,324, against 1,360 in 1902. Of this number 360 males and 94 females were appre- hended, and 553 males and 317 females were sum- moned. Comparing certain groups of offences for the past year, there was a decrease of nine in the number of assaults, a decrease of 41 for drunk- enness, an increase of two under the Vagrancy Act, and an inorease of 74 in other offences. In comparison with the average for five years, that was a fair decrease, viz., 939 against an average of 973.0. The number of persons dealt with for drunken- ness and drunk and disorderly was 366. Of this number 192 had no fixed abode or were non- resident in the city. The number of arrests for drunkenness during the year was 292, the num- ber for each day in the week being as follows:— Sunday (of these 16 were arrested before 3 a.m.), 37; Monday, 27; Tuesday, 28; Wednesday, 31; Thursday, 48; Friday, 28; Saturday, 93. The ages of the persons were as followsUnder 16 years of age, nil; aged from 16 to 21 years, nil; 21 to 30 years, 87; 30 to 40 years, 89; 40 to 50 years, 67; 50 to 60 years, 20; above 60 years 20 Total, 292. The number of licensed premises in the city was as follows:—Licensed victuallers, 153; beer retailers, 57; retailers of "sweets," wines and spirits in bottles, 13.-Total 223. There were 67 persons dealt with for obscene and abusive language, and 155 for insulting be- haviour (jostling, etc.) in the streets, this being 76 more than last year. Of the 1,324 persons charged before the magistrates, 1,090 were con- victed, 219 discharged or cases withdrawn, 13 handed to naval or military escort, and two com- mitted to industrial schools. The amount received by the chief clerk on warrants, and paid to the Magistrates' Clerk, was J6572 17s. Id. and the amount received for reformatory and industrial school fees was J685 16s. This amount was for- warded to H.M. Inspector of Reformatory and Industrial Schools. The number of inquests held by the City Coroner was 52, as against 46 in the previous year. Three of the cases occurred out of Chester, the death in each case taking nlace in the Chester Infirmary = r- u The number of hackney carriages licensed to ply for hire within the city was 138. The num- ber of pleasure boats licensed to ply for hire on the river Dee was 579, -viz., seven steamers, six electric launches, and 566 rowing boats and barges. With the exception of three or four im- mersions, no accident occurred during the year. He thought that was very satisfactory. The number of common lodging-houses registered was 15. to accommodate 333 persons. Eighty-two certificates were granted to pedlars. The fees received and paid to the city accountant amounted to JE20 10s. The number of lost children found and restored to their parents was 76. The number of houses, shops, etc., found open or insecure at night was 419. During the year the occupants of 249 houses gave notice that they were going away from home, to which the police paid special attention. Fifty-three persons were found ill, injured, or destitute in the streets, and were removed—to their own homes 22, to the Infirmary 27, to the Workhouse four. He begged to thank the chairman and members of the Watch Committee for their continued kindness and con- sideration, and the Town Clerk and officials of the various Corporation departments for their courtesy and kind assistance during the year.
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JAPAN IN CHESTER. --+- A CAFE CHANTANT. Lady Arthur Grosvenor oia Tuesday afternoon opened in the Newgate-street Assembly Room a Japanese cafe chantant, promoted by the Young Helpers' League (Chester Habitation) in connec- tion with Dr. Barnardo's Homes. This Assembly Room has been transformed into many pretty scenes for a variety of purposes, but it has seldom presented a more picturesque appearance than it did on this afternoon, when visitors might have easily imagined themselves suddenly transported into Japan. To aid this fancy not only was the room decorated with Japanese lanterns and other artistic hangings, but ladies in the prettiest cos- tumes of the Far Eastern country flitted about the cafe. These costumes of the brightest hues lent a touch of reality to the scene, the effect of which was heightened by a profusion of flowers. Mr. H. T. Brown presided, and was supported by Colonel Evans-Lloyd, the Rev. W. H. Finney, Mr. Bishop, and Miss Bishop. There was a crowded attendance. The Chairman said it gave them great pleasure to see Lady Arthur Grosvenor present that after- noon, all the more since Lady Arthur brought very good news of Lord Arthur. She had told him that Lord Arthur was fast recovering from his illness, and quite hoped that in a short time he will have made a satisfactory recovery. (Ap- plause.) That was very welcome news not only to those present, but to a large circle of the public outside the room. Her ladyship had come tnat afternoon to help the Young Helpers' League of the National Waif Assocation., better known by its older name of Dr. Barnardo's Homes. He understood that a few years ago what was called a habitation or branch of the Association in Chester was for some time worked' very satisfac- torily by a lady who was living in Chester, and who took a deep interest in the work. Unfortunately that lady left Chester, and the Habitation suffered in consequence. It was in the hope of reviving the Habitation that the gathering took place that afternoon. (Hear, hear.) The secretaryship of the Habitation was now undertaken by a lady who had deep interest in the cause and grea,t energy to carry on the work. They hoped the local branch would not only be revived but flourish in the future. The actual need' was to establish or maintain a cot at one of Dr. Bar- nardo's Homes, and the cost of maintenance would be L30. During the time Dr. Barnardo's work had been in operation he had been the means of saving no fewer than 50,000, if not more, waifs and strays. (Applause.) That was equal to the entire population of Chester and the immediate neighbourhood. In order that they might gather an idea of the immensity of the work, he might say that he had read somewhere that it required J6200 a day to feed all the children and people de- pendent upon him. It seemed almost impossible that such an enormous work could be carried on by voluntary contributions. They hoped to re- turn to the good days when Chester was able to maintain a cot at Dr. Barnardo's Homes. They had in Chester innumerable objects of a simlar kind and which had the first olaim upon their practical sympathy, but he thought they could spare a little help for the great work of Dr. Bar- rardo and his workers. (Applause.) The Rev. W. H. Finney (from Dr. Barnardo's Homes) told the audience something of Dr. Bar- nardo's work and its developments in thirty-seven years. He confined his remarks chiefly to two outstanding principles which, he said, constituted a mighty claim upon those who wished well to the country and its children. These were that no destitute child is ever refused admission, and that Dr. Barnardo was not content to keep an open door, multiplied throughout the country, for the reception of needy boys and girls, but had an army of trained workers whose business it was to go out and search for destitute children who would never be found by any other agency. Last year no fewer than 4,078 boys and girls were admitted. (Applause.) Lady Arthur Grosvenor. in declaring the cafe chantant open, said it gave her great pleasure to come there that afternoon, and she hoped they would give the good work all the support it re- quired. (Applause.) Colonel Evans-Lloyd proposed a. vote of thanks to Lady Arthur, and said they in Chester weTe always indebted to some member of the Grosvenor family for kind help in such deserving efforts. They were particularly indebted to Lady Arthur because they knew the anxiety she must have felt for Lord Arthur, who they trusted would soon be among them in his usual health. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Bishop seconded, and said it was a great incentive to the young helpers when Lady Arthur promised to be present.—The vote was accorded with acclamation. To Miss Bishop, who was chiefly concerned in the promotion of the oafe chantant, and to her numerous willing helpers, congratulations are due on the success achieved. The helpers were:- Flower stall, Mrs. Kendall, Miss Pritchard, and Miss S. Clark; needlework from Dr. Barnardo's Homes, Miss Shillingworth; waitresses, Miss Warmsley, the Misses Beswick, the Misses Smith, Miss Wood, Miss Irving, Miss Woolisoroft. Miss Davies, Miss Evans, Miss Williams, Miss Tilston, and the Misses Brown; high art gallery, Miss S. M. Bishop. Other ladies who rendered assist- ance were—Mrs. F. S. Bishop, Miss Thomas, Miss Kember, Mrs. Wooliscroft,, and Mrs. Beswick. At short intervals the following programme of mus;o was pleasingly contributed:—Trio. Miss E. C. Tomlin, and the Misses Taylor; violin solo first movement of Sonata in D, Master Sydney Hayward: song, Miss Mayhew; trio. Miss C. C. lomlm and the Misses Tavlor; vocal duet, Greeting" (Mendelssohn). Miss Tavlor and Miss M. Bishop; violin solo, Miss Maud Okell; song, Miss Ellen Okell; vccal duet, the Misses Thompson; violin solo, "Tarantella," Master Sydney Hayward; recitar tion, Miss Harvey; song, with violin obligato, Miss H. Taylor: pianoforte solo, Miss Irving; <ong, Miss R. Thompson; whistling solo, Mr. Harrison recitation. Miss Harvey; song. Miss Edith Thompson; pianoforte solo, Miss L. Til- ston whistling solo, Mr. Harrison; song, Miss B.1,shop; pianoforte solo, Miss Tlston; sympho- nium.
CHESTER WATERWORKS COMPANY HALF-YEARLY MEETING. The ninety-fourth half-yearly ordinary general meeting of the shareholders of the Chester W aterworks Company was held on Thurs- day in the board-room of the company, Newgate-street. The chairman (Mr. F. E. Roberts) presided, and the attendance included Messrs. F. F. Brown, Wm. Haswell, H. A. Latham, J. S. Roberts, and John Tavlor Mirec- tors), J. R. Thomson, John Scott, H. Duckworth, J. S. Latham, J. Musgrave, J. Potts, T. Williams, and Boden, with Mr. W. S. Moss (secretary), and Mr. G. Crowe (engineer). The directors, in their report, stated that the acounts for tne half-year shewed a balance on revenue account of £ 2,524 5s. 4d., which, with the addition of a balance brought forward from the previous acoount of B7,566 Os. 2d., made a total of £ 10,090 5s. 6d. The interest on preference capital required 2450, leaving a balance of E9,640 5s. 6d. The usual statutory dividends amounted to B2,072 2s. 2d., leaving £7,568 3s. 4d. to be carried forward. The engineer in his report stated that the whole of the company's buildings, engines, pumps, boilers, filters, tools, etc., both at the tower and riverside works had during the past half-year, been maintained in thorough working order. Nos. 2 and 3 filters, which were in course of re-con- struction during the half-year, were now com- pleted with concrete walls; and together with the l'emaining filter beds gave excellent results, the water being of the highest purity, both chemically and bacteriologically, and the results of the ex- aminations by Professor Boyce, of Liverpool, and Dr. Kenyon, the Medical Officer of the Health Committee, shewed the filters had done their work most efficiently throughout the year. During the past half-year the process of renewal of de- fective or insufficient mains had been continued, and a total length of 2,980 yards had thug been renewed. Mains had also been extended to a total distance of 1,150 yards. The amount of water pumped and distributed during the half- year ending December 31st, 1903, was upwards of 335 million gallons, being an increase of 11 mil- lion gallons on the corresponding period of last year. The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the report and statement of aocounts, referred to the satisfactory nature of the accounts, whioh, he pointed out, shewed a gradual increase in the number, of the company's consumers. As the population of Chester was only gradually progres- sive, however, they could not expect a very "stag- gering" increase in the consumption of water. There had been a large expenditure in the im- provement of the filtering arrangements, and each year led the directors to be more careful to sccure the efficiency of the filtration and to guard the water supply of the city from risk, or sus- PJdon of risk. If they contrasted the condition of the works and filtering arrangements as they now existed with that in which they were twenty- five years ago, when they were considered to be up-to-date, he thought they would scarcely ba recognised as the same works. The improve- ment in the quality of the water was equally strik- ing in comparison. The death-rate of the city was even lower than that of the previous year (which was considered to be very satisfactory), being at the rate of 16.8 per thousand as com- pared with 16.53. That percentage placed Ches- ter among the healthiest towns in the country, and they might look forward to the time when Chester would be regarded as a health, as well as a pleasure, resort. That, of course, necessitated a yearly expenditure by the company, and there was little prospect of their being able to reduce it very largely owing to the increase of popula- tion. They had' been required to spend money in increasing the size of mains and in extending mains to the outskirts of the city. At Hough Groon, and towards Saltney, in particular, work had been in progress in replacing the small mains by larger ones in order to improve the supply in that neighbourhood. The question of the various extensions which was mentioned at the last half- yearly meeting had for various reasons been de- ferred for a time. The board were indebted to the engineer for his increasing care, and to all the officers of the company. He thought the water supplied by the company would bear the strictest scrutiny, and compare very favourably with that supplied by any of the water companies which had been before the recent commission in London. The reports on the analysis of the water made from time to time on behalf of the Town Council had always been of a gratifying character, and during the last three weeks the company had ob- tained a special report upon the water from the oity analyst, who stated that the filtered water as delivered to the city was dear and colourless, and was in all respects satisfactory. A little question between the company and the Board of Guardians which had been discussed in the newspapers would, he hoped, be settled somehow before long. Mr. F. F. Brown seoonded the resolution, which was carried. On the motion of Mr. John Taylor, seconded by Mr. H. A. Latham, dividends were declared for the half-year ending 31st December, 1903, at the following rates: 7 £ per cent. per annum on the consolidated stock of the company, 6 per cent. per annum upon the perpetual 6 per cent. preference shares, 7 per cent. per annum, upon the amount paid and entitled to dividend on the new ordinary stock of 1874, and interest at the rate of 4 per cent. per annum on the amount of calls paid in advance on the second moietv of such new stock. On the motion of Mr. Musgrave, seconded by Mr. Potts, Mr. F. E. Roberts and Mr. Wm. Has- well were re-elected directors and on the pro- position of Mr. J. S. Latham, Mr. F. J. Warms- ley was re-appointed auditor. A resolution was proposed by a shareholder to increase the remuneration to the directors by a sum of JB150 per annum, accompanied by eulo- gistic remarks on the management of the affairs of the company, and this proposal was seoonded and very cordially received by the shareholders. The directors, however, on consideration, while warmly thanking the shareholders for the pro- posal, requested that the question should' be de- ferred to a future time. A cordial vote of thanks to the directors and officers of the company con- cluded the proceedings.
DEE FISHERY BOARD. ♦- A SPLENDID YEAR. EXCELLENT PROSPECTS. On Saturday, the annual meeting of Con- servators of the River Dee Fishery District was held at the Chester Town Hall, Mr. John Thomp- son (chairman) presiding. Major J. Leadbetter (returning officer) reported that the following had been elected representa- tive members:—John Edward Green, D. Sconce, W. H. Lloyd, E. Blane, Edward Bithell, John Jones and George Hewitt. On the motion of Dr. Stolterfoth, Mr. Thomp- son was unanimously re-elected chairman. In returning thanks, Mr. Thompson said he would do his best in the interests of all parties. Among letters from members who were unable to be present was one from the Rev. C. Wolley- Dod, who, the Chairman said, was rather seri- ously ill. A report was read from Mr. Lowe. analyst, Chester, on a sample of water taken from the river at a point where it received the effluent from the works of the North Wales Paper Mills Company, Flint. He stated that the water con- tained a considerable quantity of lime, which acted as a oorrosiye poison in fish. It was almost impossible for fish to live in such water. The Chairman said it appeared to him this was very bad water, and he moved that a copy of the report be sent to the proprietors of the works, with an intimation that unless steps weie taken to improve the effluent the Board would have no alternative but to take proceedings. The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the accounts, said the extra receipts from nets and rods, particularly from the latter, amounted to E52. There were seventy season rod licences, against 56 in 1902; 39 weekly rod licences at 10s., amounting to J619 10s., against JE4 10s. in 1902; and 29 daily rod licences at 5s., amounting to £ 7 5s., against JE1 in 1902. That spoke well for the rod fishery ot the past year. He was told a great many more salmon had been caught than usual. He believed 110 or more had been caught in the Llangollen district. Major Leadbetter would no doubt tell them that the prospects for the coming year regarding spawning were very good indeed. The result of the year's working financially, as regarded the salmon fishery, was that the Board had spent J6484 12s. 9d., as compared with JB476 14s. in the previous year. The sea fishery ac- counts were about the same, and on the whole the accounts were satisfactory. Major Leadbetter (hon. secretary), in sub- mitting his annual report, said he was pleased to say that the fishery was more prosperous than it had been for many years back. The spring fishing opened with unusually good catches of salmon, which was a new and favourable aspect in the future history of the Dee. The net fishing throughout the whole of last season was generally more remunerative than had been the case for many years. The fish were all in splendid condition, and there was a much larger percentage of the new species of salmon in the river, this being par- ticularly noticeable in the spring of the year. The sporting aspects of the river had probably never been as good. There were plenty ef fish in most of the salmon casts at the opening of the season (which was not characteristic of the Dee), and they were all splendidly made fish, rose freely to the fly, and afforded good sport as long as there was water in which to fish for them. Every flood restocked the pools to the end of the season. The spawning season had also been an exceptionally good one. There was plenty of water during the back end of the year, and the early spawning fish ascended to the upper reaches and tributaries of the river, where they deposited their spawn in unusually large numbers. Later on, in January, there were also an unusual number of heavy fish on the spawning beds in the middle L' waters. He nau never seen so many spawning nsn in me fishery before in any season. About 210,000 salmon ova had been procured and deposited in the hatchery, which probably was a little over its full complement. About 60,000 of these were got in December, and they were now hatching out. The remainder, 150,000, were got on the 20th January, which was the best day's fishing for ova he had ever experienced on the Dee. All these eggs and fry were healthy and doing well, and he expected a splendid lot of fry. In conclusion, Major Leadbetter said: "I think I have been something like twenty years hon. sec. to the Board, and not in my whole experience have I had the pleasure to report to you such a good year as that just passed. True it has been an exceptionally good year in most salmon rivers, but when we consider that for a long time the river has been deteriorating, it is most encour- aging to think that we also are in a hopeful state. The wet season, no doubt, was the mainspring of such a season, but we also do not fail to recognise the sucoe-ssof our endeavours to improve the river in the so-called new fish which we have bred in our hatcheries. Last year we turned 160,000 in the river, retaining in the fish ponds about 30,000, which are now arriving at a smolt stage. A portion of those we propose to mark before turning out." Major Leadbetter also read his report cn the sea. fishery, which stated that the work of the Board in that Separtment continued to give satisfactory results, but it was difficult to see how they could improve the position of the local fishermen as much as they would wish to do. There was a good supply of mature mussels on the beds at the opening of the season, but ow- ing to their being much larger and more valuable as a marketable commodity than any in the Lan- cashire Sea Fishery district, boats and carts were brought from all parts for them, and in a short time most of the big mussels were removed. At present the local fishermen could only get about a bag and a half a day. Most of the boats were now engaged shrimping outside the Dee boun- dary, but during September, October, and Novem- ber there were an unusual number of flat fish in the estuary, and big and small boats had good fishing for about three months. After that the fish left the banks of the estuary and went into deeper water. The Chairman, in thanking Major Leadbetter for his very interesting report, said it was a mat- ter of great satisfaction to everybody that the fishing was so improved. They only hoped that a great number of licences would be taker out next year, so that they might be able to afford more protection, and watch the river more satis- factorily.
A CURE FOR SCIATICA. Sciatica has at last met a medicine that can and does conquer it. Many cases have been reported of a serious character, where this remedy has effected a complete and permanent cure. Among these is that of Mr. Harry Armitage, Green Side larm, Clayton, near Bradford, Yorks, who says: "'Last November I had a very severe attack of Sciatioa, and I did not know what to do for the best. The pain at times was intense, and it was only with the greatest difficulty that I could get about at all, in fact, I could not attend to my busi- ness properly. One leg was so bad that I could hardly put my foot to the ground, and it was im- possible for me to walk. After repeated failures with other medicines, I commenced taking Dodd's Kidney Pills, and soon found they were doing me good. I therefore used them regularly until the Sciatica completely left me, and I am now quite cured. I can go about my business, which re- quires me to go out a good deal, with ease and comfort; this is entirely due to Dodd's Kidnev Pills." J
NOT A PARISH OFFICIAL. The Press Association is requested to state that the Rev. Alfred Bond, who was convicted at the Oxford Assizes on Thursday of assaulting g-irls in the parish of Kidlington, Oxfordshire, was merely a resident in that village, and had ao official connection with the parish. He lived n a farmhouse in Kidlington.
CHESTER. JUSTICES AND THE "LONG PULL." IMPORTANT PRONOUNCEMENT. The annual licensing sessions for the borough of Chester was held at the Town Hall on Thursday. The chairman of ilia licensing justices (Mr. John Thompson) presided over a full bench of magis- trates, namely, the Mayor (Mr. R. Lamb), Mr. H. T. Brown, Dr. Roberts, Mr. Thos. Smith, Colonel Evans-Lloyd, Dr. Stolterfoth and Mr. F. Skip- with. CHAIRMAN AND DANCING HOURS. Mr. A. G. Collins, manager of the Grosvenor Hotel, applied for an extension of time till three o'clock on the occasion of the Blue Coat School Ball. The Chairman: Do you think it necessary to have an extension till three o'clock? Mr. Collins: Practically we close at 2.30 o'clock. The Chairman: Then why have your licence ex- tended beyond 2.30 o'clock? I know it has been done this year, and we do not propose to make any alteration this year. It will, however, be taken into grave consideration next year whether it is necessary to extend till three o'clock. They start at nine o'clock, and if they do not have enough dancing by two o'clock—well, they ought to. The application was granted. MAGISTRATES AND "MANAGERS." Mr. F. H. Lloyd applied on behalf of Arthur David Gillies, of Conway, for temporary autho- rity in respect of the Queen's Arms, Brook-street. —The Chairman: Are you the real lioenset. or is someone else the licensee?—Mr. Lloyd said the applicant was to be manager-for six months to see how he conducted the business, and, if satis- factory, he was to hold the licence.—The Magis- trates' Clerk (examining the agreement between Gillies and Messrs. Ind, Ooope and Co.): Two pounds a week wages.—The Chief Constable: I understand in this case that the applicant has taken the house on those terms to satisfy himself that there is a living to be made in the house. If that is so. I should say it is more beneficial to the tenant than many agreements.—Mr. Lloyd pro- duced testimonials.—The Bench declined to grant the application. A SATISFACTORY RECORD. The Chairman said it was very satisfactory to the Bench to know that there had been no licensed person convicted under the Licensing Act during last year. That shewed either one of two things, either that the licensees were conducting their business with due regard to all their duties, or that those of the public who were in the habit of getting licensees into difficulties were scaroer than they were. At any rate, it was very satis- factory to the justices to know that there had been no conviction under the Licensing Act during last year. There were no applications for new licences and no objections to old licences. Whether there was a sort of waiting going on for what might come in the present session of Parlia- ment or not he did not know. At any rate, they saw from the King's Speech on Tuesday that some re-arrangement of the licensing laws was pro- mised. When that matter came forward it would, no doubt, receive the careful consideration of tha Legislature, and next year they might be affected locally by it. The number of transfers during the ye-ar was 43, as against 30 in the previous year. Transfers of licences in many cases arose from cir- cumstances in which the licensee had no control; but in a good many, he was afraid, the reason was that licensed premises did not as a rule pay. How any licensed premises could pay where there was only a barrel or a barrel and a half of beer per week sold he could not conceive. It came out in evidence last year that at any rate one, if not more, licensed house was only selling about a barrel and a half of beer a week. It did not take long to make a calculation. It represented a turnover of about 2120 or JB150 a year. How a person could get a living in that way, it was not for the justices to decide. Three hundred and sixty-six persons were proceeded against for drunkenness, as against 407 in the previous year. This was satisfactory in a double sense. It was satisfactory because there was a reduction, and it was all the more satisfactory because the powers of the Chief Constable were much stronger since the passing of the new Licensing Act than they were before. Of those who were proceeded against more than half had no fixed abode, or were non-residents in the city. That again was satisfactory, and he should think it was not very difficult for a licensee to judge when a person came into his house whether that man was likely to be of a fixed abode. One oould not help when passing up and down the streets seeing that there were a great number who were not of fixed abode; their characters were fixed on their countenances. It was a matter of congratulation that of the real residents of Chester only 174 were proceeded against. He had in his hand an unsigned docu- ment, and the person who had written it stated he was "Yours respectfully, Twenty Years' Ex- perience." The document was on the subject of the "long pull." He (the chairman) took occasion two or three years ago to mention the. "long pull," and he thought the remark he then made was as to its being a matter for the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer to deal with, and not the justices. Although it was named in the House afterwards, it had not been dealt with. There was no doubt in his mind that the "long pull" was not right. It was not right as between those licensees who did not give the "long pull" and those who did. It was not right to the persons who wanted beer. If they gave ninepenny worth of beer for six- pence, they were selling to someone an intoxicant and giving them more than the real value. Next year, subject, of course, to the same magistrates being present-when they got over 70 years of age they could not always rely upon being present another year-and subjeot also to the new ar- rangement for licensing, the justices would take into consideration the "long pull." He was told a great many who used to give the "long pull" had given it up. If that were so all the better, and so many the fewer who would have to give it up in the future, for he thought the justices would set a decided faoe against givipg the "long pull." The discontinuance was in the interest of the licensee and in the interest of the public, and he did not think anyone had a right to object to it. He had no doubt that next year such of the magis- trates who might be present would give oareful consideration to those houses which might be re- ported to them as still giving the "long pull." He only hoped that in the year before them there would be the same absence of conviction under the licensing laws against the licensees as had been in the past year, and he believed that it was the honest desire of the bulk of those who were licence-holders to carry on a fair and proper business,^ and he hoped they would be successful. Mr. W. H. Churton said, as representing the Licensed Victuallers' Association, he had tothank the Chairman for his remarks, and simply con- firm everything that had been said with refer- ence to the c "long pull." He (Mr. Churton) I brought it before them last year, and stated it was^the wish of the association that the "long pull" should be discontinued. He believed it had been to a certain extent discontinued, and he hoped the gentlemen who still exercised the privi- lege of giving it would pay attention to the very valuable observations their worships had made. Many of the members of the association thought the "long pull" was not an honest thing in com- petition with others. It was a sort of bribery and corruption that ought to be stopped. The Chairman: And it conduces to drunkenness. The Chief Constable: Especially privately. The Chairman: Yes, privately. It was intimated by the Chairman that the adjourned licensing sessions would be held on Thursday, the 3rd March. The licences were then renewed, one or two being adjourned till applied for. The Magistrates' Clerk's list of licensed retail houses in the city shewed the following totals:- Licensed victuallers, 153; beer retailers (including 16 licensed to sell by retail beer to be consumed off the premises only), 57; retailers of "sweets," wines and spirits in bottles (less six included in the list of beer retailers), 14; total, 224.
WIRRAL. NESTON AND DISTRICT TO BE DEALT WITH. The annual Licensing Sessions for the Wirral divisions, North and South, were held on Thurs- day in the Sessions Court, Birkenhead, Mr. T. R. Lee presiding over a full bench of magistrates. Mr. W. H. Mathison (Messrs. Thompson, Hughes and Mathison) represented the Licensed Victu- allers' Association. Supt. Macdonald reported that in North Wirral there were 62 licensed victuallers, 48 beersellers, and 40 other off-licences—total 150, or one to each 454 of the population. There had been four prosecutions and three convictions, against eight and five respectively last year, in the fully- licensed department, and three beersellers prose- cuted and two convicted (one quashed on appeal). For drunkenness there were 405 prosecutions and 365 convictions, as against 361 and 318 the pre- vious year. Supt. Bowyer reported 72 licences in the South division (46 victuallers), or one to 360 of the population, and there had been only one prosecution, which had been dismissed. There were 37 prosecutions for drunkenness and 35 con- viotions, as against 54 and 53 in the preceding year. The Chairman, in his opening remarks, ex- pressed regret that all the licensees had not sent in plans during the past twelve months, as they were informed at the last annual sessions they would have to do. Some had sent in mere sketch plans, which were of no use, as in many of them the approaches, a most important matter, were not shewn. Unless an undertaking was given in each case that plans would be submitted at the adjourned sessions, those licences would be put back to the adjourned sessions, which would be held on March 3. During the year a large num- ber of houses in the division had been visited, and the rest of them would probably be visited next year. The magistrates had come to the conclusion that there were too many licences in the Neston and Parkgate district, and they proposed not to renew any of those licences that day, but to deal with them all at the adjourned sessions, the justices formally objecting to their renewal. Mr. Mathison expressed the hope that before the Bench made any order regarding structural alterations they would give the licensees and owners an opportunity of consulting. Mr. E. Jones, B.A., handed in to the magis- trates a memorial on behalf of the Wallasey Vigi- lance Committee.
WHITCHURCH. These sessions were held on Wednesday. Every public-house in the town had been visited by the magistrates. Supt. Edge reported that in the petty sessional division there was, excluding wine and off-beer licences, one licensed house to every 258 inhabitants, and in the urban district one to every 124. Two-thirds of the houses were tied. Compared with last year, 15 more persons were proceeded against and 15 more convicted— The whole of the licences with the exception of nine were renewed, and these were adjourned for a month, so that certain alterations might be car- ried out.—The police objected to the renewal of the licence of the Crown Inn on the ground that there had been two convictions against the house in 19 months, that it was frequented by bad char- acters, and was not required.—After a lengtthy hearing the renewal was granted.
FLINT. The annual licensing sessions were held at Flint on Wednesday, the Mayor (Major Dyson) pre- siding. Supt. Davies's report shewed that the number of licensed houses in the borough was 37, one for every 125 of the inhabitants. There had been no convictions against licence-holders, and there was a decrease of five in the number of con- victions for drunkenness as compared with the previous year. Of the houses, twenty-eight are tied to brewers and nine are free. There were no objections to renewal of licences, and all were re- newed.
CAERGWRLE. At these sessions, on Thursday, before Mr. W. Carstairs Jones and other magistrates, Supt. John Ivor Davies reported that in the division of Hope there were 20 fully-licensed houses, two beer- houses and two off-beerhouses, making a total of 24 houses of every description. The population of the division was 4 571, or one licensed house to every 190 of the inhabitants. Of the 24 houses. 16 possessed seven-days' licences and eight had six-days' licences; 17 houses were tied to brewers, while seven were free. During the year 17 per- sons were convicted of drunkenness, being an in- crease of nine as compared with the previous year. All the licences were renewed.
DENBIGH (BOROUGH). THE "LONG PULL." At these sessions, on Tuesday, the Mayor (Dr. Lloyd) presided over a full bench.—Supt. Jones reported that there were in the borough 34 licensed houses, of which 31 were fully licensed, with two off-beer licences and one grocer's licence. The Chirk Castle Arms and the Royal Oak Inn had been closed, and he understood that no application would be made for the renewal of the licence of the Cross Keys. The population of the borough was 6,438, giving a proportion of one house to every 169. The conduct of the houses had been satisfactory, but he had received com- plaints that the "long pull" was given in certain houses. This, he maintained, was mainly respon- sible for the increase of drunkenness, especially among women.—The Mayor expressed the regret of the justices that their recommendations last year in reference to structural alterations were not in all instances carried out, and the owners would now have to give reasons wliy they had ignored the wishes of the magistrates.—The houses in question were the Bull Hotel, the King's Arms, the Harp Inn. Railway Inn, Plough Inn, Golden Lion, and Eagle's Inn. The owners having given an undertaking that the alterations should be carried out to the satisfaction of the Bench, the licences were renewed on this con- dition. The Mayor said that the question of the "long pull" came before the Bench last year, and the publicans were requested to discontinue the prac- tice. The Bench now desired to hear their reasons for not doing so.—Mr. J. W. Montgomery, of Chester, the owner of the White Lion and Angels Vaults, said he was not aware that in giving the "long pull" he did anything more than several of his neighbours did.—The Mayor: It is not a mat- ter of what your neighbours do It is a question of what the justices desire you to do.—Mr. Mont- gomery said he would be willing to act like other publicans in the matter, but otherwise could not give an undertaking.—Mr. P. E. Story, the owner of the Back Row Hotel, said there was no "long pull" given. but there was a certain quan- tity of over measure given to outside traders, and unless that was done the outside trade would be lost. He suggested that the justices should confer with the traders on the question.—The Mayor, after consultation with his colleagues, said the matter would be the subject of a conference, so that they could agree upon a system which would' put everybody upon the same footing.—The licences were then renewed on that condition. All the other licences were then renewed except those of the Southsea Inn. Townsend. and the Old Butchers' Arms, Crown-lane.—The former licence was objected to by the Rev. D. E Jenkins, Pres- byterian minister, for whom Mr. R. A. Griffiths appeared. Mr. S. Moss, M.P., appeared for the owner of the house (Mr. Story) and the licensee (Mrs. Anne Jones). After a long hearing, the Bench, by a majority, granted the renewal. The decision was received with loud applause in court. -The police then objected' to the Old Butchers' Arms. Mr. S. Moss, M P.. appeared for the owner and the licensee. The Bench by a majority refused to renew the licence.
COMING LOCAL ELECTIONS. 0 COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILS. Early next month the electorate of Cheshire will be engaged in the triennial duty of electing the County Council, and there are already signs of aotive preparations in most of the divisions. It is highly probable that a considerable propor- tion of the sitting members will be returned unopposed, at any rate, it is full early to discuss probable candidates. The office of county coun- cillor is no mere honour; it involves an amount of service which few outside the chamber imagine. The Education Act has imposed fresh, responsi- bilities upon the authority; and it is of- the utmost importance that the electors should not pledge themselves to support any aspirant for the offioe without first satisfying themselves that he pos- sesses the necessary qualifications for carrying out the manifold duties belonging to the post. The day of election is Saturday, 5th. March. The last day and hour for the delivery of nomination papers is Friday, 26th February, 4.59 p.m.; and the last day and hour for delivery of notice of withdrawal is Saturday. 27th February, 2 p.m. The following aldermen of the county retire in March :—Mr. Joseph Beckett, Mr. Thos. Beeley, Mr. J. F. Cheetham, Sir Philip B. Grey-Egerton, Bart, Dr. Howitt, Mr. W. McCracken, Mr. S H. Sandbach, Mr. James Smith, Mr. James Tomkin- son. M.P., and Mr. W. Whiston. Following close on the heels of the County Council election will be those of the local Dis- trict Councils and Board of Guardians. The County Council have provisionally fixed the 28th March as the day of election. The Chester Rural District Council and the Guardians of Chester Union retire in a body, having held office for three years. There is a vacancy in the represen- tation on the Council of B'lacon-cum-Crabwall, due to the death of Mr. William Williams. There is also a vacancy in the list of Guardians, caused by the death of Mr. Isaac Jones. A third of the Tarvin Rural Council retire an- nually, and this year the following retire: — Messrs. Chas. Newport (Barrow), John Lea (Bruen Stapleford), Thos. Parsons (Burwardsley), Thos. Toft (Cotton Abbots and Cotton Edmunds), Thos. Booth (Foulk Stapleford), Thos. Walker (Golborn Bellow), John Challinor (Golborn David), Robert C. Smith (Guilden Sutton), Thos. H. Spencer (Handley), Geo. Barbour (Harthill), Peter Bate (Hatton), George Norcross (Hockenhull), James Uiutram (xiuxley), Wm. Jones (Newton- by-Tattenhall), R. R. Salmon (Rowton), John Jones (Saighton). Joseph Piggott (Shockiach, Church and Shooklach Oviatt), R. O. Orton (Tat- tenhall), John Cooke (Tattenhall), and Richard Mullock (Waverton). The death of Mr. John. Minshull has created a vacancy in the represen- tation of Bucrton. The whole of the members of the Hawarden Rural District Council and the Guardians of the Hawarden Union make their triennial retirement next month, the date of election (subject to altera- tion) being the 28th March.
VICAR AND NURSE GIRL.—The Bishop of Rochester on Saturday pronounced the Rev. Henry Marsh Marsh Edwards, until recently vicar of West Bridgford, Notts, incapable of preferment. His lordship did not deal with the matter of Mr. Edwards's deposition from Holy Orders. Mr. Edwards was recently accused of misconduct with a nurse girl. The Bishop, in pronouncing sentence, said the case was grave, not only by the character of the immorality and the adultery proved, but by the continuance of the conduct for a length of time.
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